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11-17 OCT 2013

Noise annoys! by Jack Troughton

Models fly in at the end of the month

Fashion Week HOTEL EUROTENNIS in La Villajoyosa plays host this month to the fourth annual Costa Blanca Fashion Week and the tenth International Best Male & Female Model World Competition. Models from around the globe will fly into Alicante at the end of the month to participate in these highly acclaimed events. In addition, this year, there will be a fair of health, beauty and fashion products on 24th, 25th and 26th October from 10am until 9pm in conjunction with Sukier Model International organised events. At 9.45pm on each of these days there will be three spectacular fashion shows featuring the latest collections from internationally recognised designers coming from as far afield as Colombia and Armenia. International television will also be recording all week for transmission to various countries abroad. For more information, or arrangements to participate in the fair, please call Sukier on 686 440 880 or Jim on 633 424 364.

IF MUZAK is the food of love please do not play on says Marina Alta restaurant critic John Deacon – a Spanish-based ambassador for campaign group Pipedown. The world is getting noisier and he believes piped music plays an unwanted part – along with the unsocial use of mobile ‘phones – and says there is a growing movement to get it turned off in bars and restaurants. Pipedown is a group seeking for the freedom not to have to listen to muzak in public places – shops, pubs, restaurants, airports, hospitals, bus and train stations, car parks and a host of other locations. In a Daily Telegraph article news presenter John Humphrys warning of the dangers of a world getting louder and actually damaging health, saying “It’s time we all turned down the volume.” And John, who lives in Javea, agrees. “Noise of any kind tops the list of what annoys people the most. Muzak is number three but the other two are both noise related. “But more people hate piped music – or muzak – than like it and the story starts

when the authorities carried out a survey. It was more than 20 years ago but there is nothing to say anything has changed since.” AIRPORT Of 70,000 people interviewed about the piped music played at Gatwick Airport, 43% said they disliked it and only 34% admitted to enjoying the muzak. As a result the airport pulled the plug on canned music – and its policy saved £1.8 million in PRS copyright fees. John said later opinion polls showed much the same picture – even young people sharing a dislike for the noise pollution. “Even if you find yourself a quiet place, you can still here the ‘boom, boom’ of the bass coming through the walls and floors,” he said. “Supermarket muzak is especially awful and some of them here – like Iceland, Consum and Eroski – blast it through the car parks as well. “It is amusing that in the United States someone went to court claiming they were being ‘abused’ by muzak in a public place where their rights to silence were being denied. They won the case but I have heard of no other.” Continued on page 6

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Helping two and four paws



by Jack Troughton BIG HEARTED fund-raiser Sue Nutbrown decided children and animals should benefit from last month’s Sunday Funday – which brought special guest, television’s antiques expert Mark Stacey to Javea. Last Friday charities Guardian Angels, which supports single parent families on the Costa Blanca, and Costa Blanca Dog Homing each received a cheque for 2,552. Sue told RTN: “From the beginning I was absolutely determined to do it for two paws four paws – children and animals. “A fund-raiser is a fund raiser and I didn’t care how many charities we supported. It was absolutely great fun but very hard work.

Oktoberfest!

“And within 24 hours of the last one I had been bamboozled into doing it again and Mark has already volunteered to come back next year – I already have two huge lots to offer at next year’s charity auction.” Tricia Barr, President of Guardian Angels, said the money donated by Sue would mainly be used for school books and also for a number of things single parents needed. “The average bill for school books is 300€,” she said. “On top of that facing single parent families is the cost of school lunches and the school bus, as well as pens, pencils and everything else.” Becky Sweetman, who runs the FaceBook

THE OKTOBERFEST, held in Calpe since 1988, has grown into one of the most popular events of the year. This year, Günter Jahn, Vice President of the Carnival Club in Calpe, estimated that 25,000 litres of beer would be disposed of, accounting for around 13% of the total budget for the celebrations. However, most of the money set aside for the beer festival is spent with local suppliers to provide a welcome boost of profitability in the town. The Oktoberfest is a great opportunity to try out the best of German cuisine and sample a huge range of pretzels and schnitzel (with sausages to die for!) And the influx of overnight visitors attracted by the region’s most popular party is a boon for shops, hotels and restaurants. For more details of this year’s Oktoberfest, which begins 24th October and continues until 3rd November, call 630 069 399 or visit www.ccc-calpe.es/oktoberfest Dig out the lederhosen and don’t miss it!

From left) Tricia, sue and Becky with the cheques

site Costa Blanca Dog Homing, said the cash was needed to rescue 20 animals from death row in a Hellin “killing station”. “They will go to new homes in Germany, Holland and the UK. But they will go to kennels first and the money will be used for that as well. Once adopted, we will pay for their transport.

“Every month we are saving 115 dogs and finding new homes for them. We have been going for two years, rescuing dogs and we are getting bigger and bigger.” Mark Stacey returns to Javea next week and will make house visits to look at antiques on October 15th and 16th. To book an appointment call 679 370 078.

Freak weather brings monsters MONSTER HAILSTONES fell on parts of the Costa Blanca last Friday night as thunder storms brought freak weather conditions. Cars were dented – and several people had lucky escapes – as hail the size of golf balls plummeted to earth. Pictured is a lawn of a villa on the Granadella side of Javea as the hail fell to earth. It quickly resembled a golf driving range rather than a much-loved piece of garden. And as usual Mother Nature was fickle as to where the spooky hailstones came down. Back at sea level in Javea there was merely a short cloudburst or rain.




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Brits can avoid pitfalls SIMPLE STEPS can help British expats be prepared for and even avoid the difficulties of living in Spain says Ambassador Giles Paxman.

Giles Paxman (left) with TV reporter Simon Baldock

by Jack Troughton In an interview with expat television station Viva TV, the diplomat said by people helping themselves they could prevent simple problems become a full blown nightmare. And Mr Paxman said the British consular network in Spain was the busiest in the world – with the Alicante Consulate at the forefront – and needed to be selective with its resources as it handled over 6,000 cases in 2012. The Ambassador said: “Because we have such a high volume of cases we have to be fairly selective about the things we will do and the things we won’t – we have to focus on the most serious and demanding cases. “Some of these cases are highly distressing; young people who have come out to Spain and because they haven’t taken the right precautions or because of a moment’s stupidity – often alcohol fuelled – they can ruin their lives.” Simply checking passport expiry dates, telling visitors from the UK what to get before travel and visiting local town halls to find out about services can help avoid time-consuming and serious problems. “If you are living here you can prepare for the sort of difficulties you might face so that if these difficulties do occur, they remain simply difficulties and don’t become dramas,” said Mr Paxman. EMERGENCY He suggested making a note of passport’s expiry dates – because if there was a sudden need to travel abroad and a passport was invalid it was disrupting and very expensive

Gotcha!

to get emergency travel documents. And the Ambassador said visitors should be advised to get a European Health Insurance Card and comprehensive travel insurance, “because if they don’t and something happens to them, then the holiday will turn into a nightmare.” Mr Paxman underlined it was important for expats to try and integrate into local communities. “A lot of British people who live here don’t speak Spanish and I understand that, but more and more local authorities do have people who speak English – go along to your town hall and find out what sort of services they are offering. “You’ll probably find there’s more than you might imagine; including the local, emergency and health services that may be able to help if you have a problem. Those are the people that Britons should be turning to if they have a problem, rather than coming to the Consulates.” He encouraged all expats to use the British Government website www.gov.uk to find a wealth of information about what the government did and the services it offered. “You may find the answer to a lot of questions you didn’t even know you had.” Mr Paxman was interviewed by Simon Baldock of Alicante-based Viva TV and reflects the ambassador’s four years in Spain. It can be seen on YouTube at https://www.youtube. com/watch?v=Q8WdlIZ20sc He leaves Spain later this month and is replaced by Simon Manley, a senior diplomat who previously headed the Foreign Office’s Europe Directorate.

POLICE HAVE arrested an arsonist suspected of causing several fires. In a dawn incident last Friday an arsonist was caught attempting to light several fires in different areas of Camp d’Elx. The fire brigade and police were alerted by several residents who witnessed a man crouching and setting fire to scrub with a lighter. He was caught carrying several pairs of gloves, pieces of cardboard and paper along with a plastic container of suspicious liquid. Had the fire not been promptly extinguished it would have affected the residents in a nearby house; 300 palm trees; olive trees and a pen of cattle.


Bowls in black and white by Jack Troughton BIKERS MET bowlers in a unique competition on the green of Benitachell Bowling Club on Sunday – raising over 1,400€ for the children cared for by charity EMAUS. The bowlers wore traditional white for the match, while the riders of the Costa Blanca Bikers Espana Group wore leather, colours and patches. And in the club’s 25th anniversary year the action was fiercely competitive – the bikers accepting sporting tips from the bowlers – but still determined to win. Andy Stammers, Managing Director of Bay Radio, said: “Bay Radio as a committed community service provider is delighted to have been given the opportunity to sponsor what we believe will be a world first event. “Bowling and biking embrace large numbers of our listening public throughout the Costa Blanca – the icing on the cake being that our first Invitation Challenge, kindly hosted by Benitachell Bowls Club and supported by the Costa Blanca Bikers Espana Group, will much needed funds for the charity.” President of the bowls club, Brian Doggett said members were delighted to welcome the bikers and their friends and support the fund raising for children. “I am sure the competition will be competitive but there is no doubt who the winner will be. That, of course, is EMAUS.”

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Don’t Miss.. Gata Street Fair’s 10th Anniversary SATURDAY 12th and Sunday 13th October, Gata de Gorgos by Patricia Thompson WITH FOOD for every appetite, and fun for all ages, the tenth anniversary of Gata’s incredibly popular street fair this weekend will boast more exhibitors, bigger space, and more activities than ever before. Commerce de Gata has put all its eggs in one basket, in a collaboration with associations, clubs, neighbours and the City of Gata, to organise an unforgettable 10th anniversary. They expect to receive more visitors than the 23,000 recorded in the 2012 event. In terms of the ‘Fira’ , this year Gata will host more than 60 stalls , including 16 new exhibitors, a great motor show – the highest number so far in fact, also a fair trade market , kids playground, an exhibition of quilts craft and a small sample of works of art from Art al Vent X. Once again , the show will feature a combination of traditional and modern , reflecting the day to day Gata de Gorgos . There will also be live music sessions by the Cat Fan Club even a Gin and Tonic

Master Class (Sunday 17.30)!. There will be traditional furnaces , bakeries, butcher shops, crafts shops , restaurants , and many dances. The modern will be presented by local firms committed to innovation. The exhibition brochure includes a map to easily locate the different areas , and schedule of activities. All information of the X Fira Gata al Carrer is available on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/comercdegata

Or on the blog: http://gataalcarrer.blogspot.com/ : There will be extra public parking to cope, and those who prefer to forget the car can take the train from Denia or Benidorm.

Continued from front page AND HE said in a recent classical music concert in Teulada by musicians from the prestigious Curtis Institute of Music from America a totally inappropriate pop CD was played loudly during the interval. “I flipped,” he admitted. “And the President of the Curtis Institute was quivering with rage.” He said people often asked what kind of music he liked. “It’s totally irrelevant and secondly, it is not about what I like, it is about silence – I would never presume to invade someone else’s privacy by stuffing my love of opera down their throats.” John said he understood an empty restaurant or bar playing music to create atmosphere but as the premises filled, it was only the background “thumping” that could be heard. “I am sure there are youngsters who think I am a boring old fart. However, there are people writing to me and fully supporting the campaign against muzak and more and more people are speaking out.” Unwanted noise raises the blood pressure and depresses the immune system – deaf people have particular problems with piped music because it plays havoc with hearing aids, while blind people who rely on background sound to help them get around find it disorientating. And two thirds of Europeans – 450 million people – are daily exposed to noise levels the World Health Organisation says are unacceptable yet it remains a problem receiving little public attention despite it occasionally provoking people to kill! Find out more about Pipedown at www.pipedown.info

John Deacon (right) with Javea’s Deputy Mayor Oscar Anton


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Long arm of the law BRITISH CRIMINALS operating from Spain face the full force of the UK’s newest crime fighting agency after the launch of the National Crime Agency this week. by Jack Troughton THE NCA employs more than 4,000 crime busting specialists to tackle international and organised criminals – and is already strengthening bonds between law enforcement agencies in Britain and Spain. And it will build on its existing links with the Spanish National Police, Guardia Civil and Spanish Customs to tackle threats including economic crime, money laundering, people trafficking, the sexual exploitation of children and the emerging dangers of ‘e-crime’ or cyber crime. O f particular interest of the two countries will be the cocaine and cannabis trail from Latin America and North and West Africa entering the UK via Spain. The NCA will also

clampdown on the activities of British criminals based in Spain and insure there was no hiding place from the long arm of the law. It will continue to work closely with Spanish authorities under the successful Operation Captura – which has seen 53 of the UK’s ‘most wanted’ arrested. The agency will also share intelligence with counterparts in Spain taking on organised crime groups by working together on joint threats and targets and intercepting people, property and money as they move to and from the UK. TARGET Criminals will be chased across the globe as the NCA tackles international targets and threats. The agency will be guided by 120 liaison officers based in 40 international locations – helping the agency reach 150 countries. David Armond, Director of Border Polic-

ing Command for the NCA, said: “Tackling serious and organised crime goes way beyond the shores of the UK. Some of the biggest threats to the national security of countries around the world come from individuals and criminal groups who globally cost us billions of pounds every year and ruin lives and communities. “These people must be stopped and the NCA will lead the UK’s law enforcement role at an international level. “The NCA is a powerful crime fighting agency, with more than 4,000 crime fighters working with partners at home and abroad to cut serious and organised crime.” He said the NCA led Britain’s fight to cut crime by building on cutting edge technology and using the expertise of officers from organisations it was replacing – including the Serious and Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) and the Child Exploitation and Online Protection centre (CEOP).

Half of Spanish drivers don’t want the speed limit raised NEW LEGISLATION that will enable the speed limit to be raised to 130kph on certain roads was submitted to the cabinet last Friday, to be passed as law in March. However, according to a recent survey at least 50% of Spanish drivers say they don’t want the speed limit to go up to 130kph.

Congress again debates Mariano Rajoy’s lies THE SOCIALIST and IU parties took part in a vigorous debate in congress with the PP this week on the veracity of statements made by Mariano Rajoy concerning his relationship with ex-PP Treasurer Luis Barcenas. Despite being conspicuous by his absence in the chamber, Rajoy was openly accused of lying when questioned whether he had contact with Barcenas. He had denied being in contact with Barcenas but it later emerged this was untrue when SMS messages between the two were

revealed and publicised. The Prime Minister was accused yet again in congress of “lying to Parliament” and the PSOE’s Soraya Rodriguez demanded that Rajoy step down on the strength of “his evasion of responsibility over the irregular financing of the PP over the past 20 years.” Only Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón represented the cabinet during the debate and after a rigorous denial by PP Spokesman Alfonso Alonso, which took place after 10pm, nothing was resolved.


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Wishful thinking

Alfas del Pi Music Society Concert THE NEXT concert of the Alfas del Pi Music Society will be on Saturday 19th October at 8pm in the Casa de Cultura, Alfas del Pi. The performance will feature the piano, violin and cello of the Milan Trio in works by Mozart, Suk and Dvorak. The concert forms part of the 2013 Mozartmania Festival. Tickets are 10€ at the door.

Babes bowl ‘em over

Jody (right) and Jacqui with the donation cheque

by Jack Troughton THE GRANT A Wish team visited the MABS Cancer Support Group’s coffee morning in Teulada to explain how the charity worked to help out people and sprinkle a little happiness around the Costa Blanca community. Thanks to media partners RTN and Bay Radio, the majority of people had

heard of Grant A Wish – but founder Jody Kirby was keen to point out the charity wanted to help a little dream come true for deserving people of all ages, not just children. A bouquet of flowers was given to the President of MABS Jacqui Phillips MBE, together with a donation of 300€ for the cancer charity to help meet running costs.

And there was a surprise bouquet of blooms for two other ladies, Margaret and Coleen, to reward them for keeping a smile on their faces during difficult times. It was thought the two charities could help each other to make a difference and spread a little cheer, but Jody explained the whole Grant A Wish concept needed nominations to work.

THE BAY Radio Biker Babes were true sports on Sunday when they got out on the green to try their hands at bowling. The girls were at Benitachell Bowls Club to launch their 2014 calendar – and provide some support for the Harley Davidson riders of the Costa Blanca Bikers Espana Group who were taking on the club to raise money for the children cared for by EMAUS this Christmas. It meant removing high heels and boots – rules to protect the green ‘carpet’ rather than insisting on barefoot bowling. The prize was a bottle of bubbly for ‘nearest the jack’. The calendar costs 6€ and is already selling fast. Stocks can be bought at Bay Radio in Javea or at High Street Heaven, at Javea’s Inn on the Green.


Benidorm’s beggars to pay up! by Jan Gamm LOCAL GOVERNMENT in Benidorm is going ahead with approval of a new law to impose penalties of up to 750€ on those who beg for money in the streets! As daft as it sounds, begging can be a lucrative business for unscrupulous gang leaders that drop beggars outside supermarkets, restaurants and areas with a heavy tourist traffic. They are ‘rounded up’ at the end of the day, with organisers keeping the lion’s share of the spoils. In the new regime, groups of beggars will be picked up by police in a crackdown aimed at eliminating the organised begging gangs that are proving a nuisance to tourists and residents. CHILDREN

compiled to assist officers in making an accurate assessment of a person’s social and financial circumstances, with the help of Social Services. Where possible, assistance will be given to help genuine cases re-integrate into society, with the help of the Health Department, Social Services and charitable organisations such as the Red Cross and Caritas. In certain circumstances, public transport fares will be paid to ensure beggars can find overnight accommodation.

Security Councillor José Marcet confirmed that among the many issues being prioritised is the prohibition of the use of children for begging purposes, one of the city’s most urgent concerns. The police will have the authority to address beggars and ascertain whether they are genuinely in need or simply out to exploit others. And a two-page dossier has been

José Marcet

Playground mobiles no longer private A SPANISH judge has ruled in favour of a head master of a Madrid school when he examined the contents of a pupil’s phone. The child’s parents took the school to court over the incident, claiming the boy’s right to data protection had been violated. However, it emerged that the boy had been showing a fellow pupil, a girl, explicit content on the phone. The judge ruled that the girl had also been violated and that the teacher had every right to inspect the content on the phone, setting a precedent for teachers in Spain to follow suit. He said: “The right to data protection is not unlimited: it can be constrained by the presence of other conflicting rights.” The Data Protection Agency also backed the teacher. The case may be appealed in the Supreme Court.

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One rule for one...

DIRECTLY BEHIND our urbanisation is a one way street. The street is clearly sign posted with two large signs: ‘Do not enter’ because it is a one way street and white arrows painted on the pavement indicate it is a one way street. Yet every day we see cars and large trucks illegally barrelling down the street going the wrong way. They must know they are going the wrong way but do not like being told they are going the wrong way. They seem to think they have the right to do wrong. What is even more bizarre is that we have never, ever, seen a police car come down the street when a car is driving illegally on the same street. There are also some young Spanish people renting a property in the urbanisation and they constantly drive illegally down the street, and even park illegally backwards on the street. Yet the police have never stopped and ticketed them for driving illegally on the one way street or ticketed them for parking illegally. In contrast to this, a British person’s car was parked on the designated parking spaces along the street, and he backed up twenty meters, still inside the parking spaces, not in the area where cars drive, and at that precise time a police car turned the corner, pulled alongside him and asked if he had a problem and why was he backing up: remarkable timing. The law is supposed to be the same for everyone and applied equally. But it seems the law is a applied more equally to some than others, depending on whether you are a foreigner or not. It seems the law is applied to some but not to others. Terry Pringle, Benidorm

Parking madness in and around Torry

RE LES Moir’s letter issue 726 regarding car parking in Torrevieja and his comment regarding ‘uncommon sense’, I think he should look in the mirror. Anyone who spends half hour driving round hasn’t got much sense - if he’d gone straight to the car park on the harbour it wouldn’t have cost €8 if he’d stayed all day and he wouldn’t have wasted money driving around! If it cost him 8€ how long was he parked!? And if he could have found street parking would he have been there all that time compounding the problem? As most people know, the harbour car park is less than 5 minutes’ walk from the church square. Tony Barker, Los Altos

Be on your guard

YOUR EXCELLENT cartoon about getting robbed sparked something I think will help other readers. My dear husband and I enjoy the open markets and we went to the Torrevieja market on Friday. It was very hot and crowded but we tried to walk close together and were careful not to bump into other people. Then we saw a fellow approaching us with his arm in a cast. Just as he came near, another man walked between us and we were distracted for a few moments. The fellow with the cast on his arm bumped into me, and then started apologising. My husband happened to see that there was something amiss about the arm in the cast. To our great surprise it was a fake arm! As he bumped me, his real arm was beneath it – he had reached into my shoulder bag and was taking my wallet out. Had my husband not been quick and shouted at him I would have been pick-pocketed. Thankfully the man ran off and I was spared a very nasty experience. So be on guard against pickpockets. Ullie Reid, Callosa de Segura

Clean up your act THE SUMMER days are so hot, it takes quite an effort to sit and write this letter, but I feel I must. A recent article ‘Orihuela Costa Update’ mentions various nationalities have voiced their concern about the lack of footbridges, rubbish thrown everywhere and terrible traffic infrastructure. Serious problems do exist, and having gone to the Town Hall with a complaint I was shocked with the rude response I received when asking for rubbish along streets and bicycle paths to be cleaned. Friends have repeatedly written to Bob Houliston and he has made up excuses to justify the filth. Martina Scheurer’s dim witted idea to

get volunteers set aside a day in September to clean up the coast is disgusting. Imagine - volunteers would spend a day collecting rubbish and broken glass and within a few days the place would be filthy again. What is wrong with people like her, doesn’t she know rubbish needs to be cleaned regularly, not once a year? As foreigners we need to increasingly voice our disgust with people like her and Houliston. They get paid but no one gets paid to clean up rubbish along sidewalks. The first priority should be to clean up the rubbish in the Town Hall. Joan Ashmore.


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of Gibraltar ape attack Bay Mazarron gets by Jan Gamm

A FOUR year old British little girl and her grandmother have been treated in a Gibraltar hospital after being savagely bitten by a Barbary ape in what has been described by an independent witness as a “horrifying and unprovoked” attack. The Gibraltar Chronicle reported that the ape pounced on them as they were visiting the Upper Rock nature reserve. The little girl, known as ‘Sophia’ was bitten above the ankle before the ape went for the grandmother, biting and scratching her arm. Both were released from hospital the same day. Feeding the Barbary Apes is illegal and carries a fine but the law is routinely ignored by the many tourists who flock to the surrounding areas of Apes Den and the Siege Tunnels atop the Rock. However, it has been confirmed that Sophia and her grandmother were not feeding the animal or provoking it in any way.

a cleanup

PARTICIPANTS OF the XIX seabed cleaning project of the Bay of Mazarron collected 170kilos of waste in an initiative that is part of the global ‘International Coast Cleanup’. Around 100 divers from various parts of the region and also the rest of the country, especially Madrid, participated in the XIX cleaning Seabed Mazarrón Bay this year, organised by the newly created Coastal Services Department of the City of Mazarrón, with the collaboration of private dive centres.

Spain’s woeful adult literacy levels

IN AN alarming report by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) it has been noted that Spain has one of the worst adult numeracy and literacy levels in the developed world with a reading ability so limited they cannot read or understand utility bills and have no chance of absorbing more challenging works such as classic literature. The country’s basic academic levels have been assessed at 21% and 19% lower than the average for the OECD in reading comprehension and 23% and 22% lower for maths. Japan and Finland had the highest levels, followed by Sweden and The Netherlands. Spain’s adult literacy level was assessed at only 18% in the post-Franco era: it seems that education is the last area where the government should be making cuts!


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Legion on parade THE LAUNCH of the Poppy Appeal 2013 is being staged in Benidorm on Wednesday 16th October when members and guests of the Royal British Legion District North Spain march down Levante Beach.

Moors and Christians storm Benidorm

THOUSANDS OF residents and tourists flocked onto the city streets in Benidorm last weekend to celebrate the 25th Moors and Christian Festival, this year as colourful and entertaining as ever. Squads of scary Moors, both men and women, marched through the city streets accompanied by deafening drums and marching bands. The Christians and Crusaders followed with prancing horses and gilded chariots. In true Benidorm style the event was entertaining and carried on until the early hours with great music, gorgeous costumes and delicious food and drink available on just about every corner. Enchanted visitors viewing the spectacle for the first time agreed it was the highlight of their Benidorm holiday, impressed enough to return next year.

by Jack Troughton The parade will be led along the Paseo de Levante by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums and also taking part are the standards of the Legion branches, together with those of other Armed Services organisations and the Dutch Veterans. The organisers are “delighted” two Chelsea Pensioners are able to take part and when the parade reaches the Rincon de Loix, there will be short speeches by Paul Rodwell, British consul and District President, Chris Wyatt, District Chairman, and Poppy Appeal Co-ordinator Robin Hargrave. The Mayor of Benidorm Agustin Navarro will be present to welcome visitors and residents to the resort. Each year the launch of the appeal is staged in a different area of the Legion and Benidorm has already earned the thanks of organisers for its support. The parade starts at noon from Calle Castellon and continues along the beach promenade to the Rincon de Lois.

Omega play fund raiser TALENTED DUO Omega provide the entertainment at the Supper Dance in aid of cancer charity ‘Bruised but not broken’ in El Campello on Friday 25th October. Will on vocals and guitar and Karen on vocals and fiddle appear at the Royal Carvery, Alkabir, from 8pm – with the promise the fun continues until late. Supper is included in the bargain ticket price of 5€ and they are available from The English Shop in El Campello and The Royal Carvery. ‘Bruised but not Broken’ is a registered cancer support charity providing respite breaks for the family carers of those affected by cancer. Anyone looking for assistance or wishing to become a volunteer can call Lorraine on 965626036 or 627909521 or email bruisedbutnotbroken.co.uk.


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‘Release the balls...’

Watts In Britain By

Paul Watts

5;15;17;19;20;47 and a bonus ball of 38. These were the numbers that would set me free from wage slavery. These were the numbers I’d scientifically chosen as a ‘dead cert’ to win the National Lottery last Saturday. These were the numbers that guaranteed by Monday I’d be in the Bahamas before coming back to while away the winter in Spain. So why, oh why, did these numbers end up screwed into a little ball and tossed in the rubbish bin of my local friendly Lottery Shop? I’ll tell you why, it’s because I’d gone in to the shop, in all good faith, and with my last ever pound coin only to be told that those greedy money grabbing buggers at Camelot had doubled the ticket price! Mark, head of everything at Mercia News in Tamworth, shook his head slowly, “Sorry Wattsie, you’ll need two of those pound coins now ‘two be in it two win it’.” Mark is very droll - “Yeah cheers, Mark.” However, he did kindly offer to lend me the extra quid until Monday. “Hummph” snorts I, “No tah, Mark, I’ll not give those conniving Canadians at Camelot a single Euro more.” This, upon reflection, was a great pity really because those above numbers appear to have been the winning ones. I decided to do some research into the 100% price hike of the Lotto. First port

of call was their website. Camelot state: “Lotto has changed because our players have told us, through extensive consumer research, that they want more ways to win more money on Lotto. Millions of people play Lotto each and every week and it is important for us to listen to what they think of the game. That’s exactly what we have done, and we believe this is the right time to introduce a re-energised Lotto.” Oh, is it? Well, they didn’t ask me. They also didn’t ask anyone I know. I did a straw poll at work and out of a hundred and twenty people not one had been asked or “extensively researched” or even listened too. And none of those work colleagues were particularly bothered about a ‘re-energised Lotto’ either. In fact the consensus seemed to be that a pound was a good bet. As Mark, in the shop mused: “Most people don’t mind dipping into their pockets for a quid but now it’s more there is a genuine reluctance.” Did you know that in snap polls published by both the Daily Mail and the Guardian, eight people in ten said they would quit playing the National Lottery? I kid you not dear RTN reader. And over at the red tops the Daily Mirror reported that “NINE players in

10 would reject the new-look Lotto.” I wonder what the feelings of RTN readers are? The Express entered the fray and reported that: “Angry players [have] hit out at ‘fat cat’ wages at Camelot, whose chief executive, Dianne Thompson, earns £1 million a year plus a performance bonus.” Hmmm, that performance bonus might be about to stall, Miss Dianne. The Express continued: “... more than half of players feel ownership of Camelot by the Canadian Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan is ‘bad for the UK’.” Presumably, this ownership is not bad for the retired pedagogues of Can-

ada’s most populated province though. Apparently, in order to pay for increases of the top and bottom prize levels, “Camelot gutted the mid-level prizes.” Matching five numbers will now give you an average of £1,000 (that’s a drop of 33% from the old payout). “Likewise,” the Express reported, “average payout for matching five numbers and the bonus ball is halved, falling 50% from £100,000 to £50,000.” Tell you what, let’s ditch it altogether and all go back to the good ole Football Pools. Watts in Britain, banking on me premium bonds...


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The bright side of life by Jack Troughton A ROUSING chorus of ‘Always Look on the Bright Side of Life’ completed Jalon Valley HELP’s third annual Think Pink Coffee Morning and raised 2,000€ to support cancer patients in the area. Last Saturday’s event was held in the Centro Social in Jalon and both the venue and the charity’s team of volunteers were decorated in pink. The party atmosphere was helped by the efforts of Barry ‘The Swingman’ Peters and an energetic performance by the youngsters of The Careline Street Dancers – they wore pink, Barry did not! The craft groups of the charity’s Casa de Animo Drop-in Centre and the Help’s charity shops had stalls and the HELP calendar, tea towels, and the Caribbean ‘Spice up Your Life’ recipe book were on sale. The Craft group won the best dressed stall while Keith Deacon won the funkiest pink outfit of the day – he sported pink harem pants, a blonde wig and pink headscarf – and spent the morning selling raffle tickets.

TIME Charity President Elaine Horton thanked supporters for again providing raffle and tombola prizes and the HELP volunteers who had spent so much time and effort organising such events. She told RTN she was delighted a large number of people had supported the coffee morning and make it another success. “The community comes out to support Jalon Valley HELP and they come from a long way away as well,” said Elaine. “It is party time for us – but we believe fund raising should be fun.” The charity continues to enjoy “very positive feedback” from its Breast Cancer Seminar and Elaine said the charity still had copies of plastic surgeon Elaine Sassoon’s lecture notes available. The next charity event is the Halloween Party at the El Cid Restaurant in Benidoleig on Saturday 2nd November. Entertainment is by Encore and tickets are 17.50€ including a twocourse meal with wine. Call 625 349 599 for information or to reserve places, or visit www.jalonvalleyhelp.com

Cooking up a treat By Jack Troughton A SPARKLING START to the day was enjoyed by 119 people when they sat down to a ‘full English’ breakfast along with Bucks Fizz. A team of 19 volunteers at raised a huge 1,555€ for Costa Blanca Anglican Chaplaincy funds and the meal took place at the Calpe home of Chaplaincy Warden Andrew

Johnson and his wife Kathy.

The Chaplaincy – the Church of

England in this part of Spain – holds

Sunday and mid-week services up and

down the coast in seven centres from El Campello to Gandia.

For more information visit

http://costablanca-anglicanchaplaincy.org

Shake a leg for SCAN By Jack Troughton Put on your dancing shoes and help raise some money for SCAN on Thursday 24th October when the animal charity has organised a celebration of line dancing and rock and roll. The event is being staged at the Casa de Cultura, El Vergel, between 4pmj and 8pm. Entrance is 3€ and people can simply pay at the door. There will be refreshments and a raffle and all proceeds go to helping abandoned animals.

L’Alfas celebrates International Day MORE THAN 2,000 people joined in the celebrations on Sunday in L’Alfas to mark International Day. The Sports Centre was turned into a concert hall throughout the day, food and drink was plentiful and a colourful parade was attended by L’Alfas del Pi Mayor Vicente Arques, local councillors and the Consuls of Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Uruguay.


Culinary capers by Jack Troughton NEPTUNE PROVIDES the key ingredients for the ‘Mar de Tapas’ being celebrated in Javea Port over the coming weekend - starting this afternoon (Friday). It is the second annual ‘Ruta de Tapas Marineras’ and competition is fierce amongst 20 restaurants each providing a signature tapa. The whole of the port area comes alive with a true festive feel – there is live music in the streets, the chance to sample Valencian produced wines and beer and the shops are open until the witching hour tonight. Visitors can pick their own route but each delicacy costs 1.80€ and 1.50€ for a drink – all served on the terrace or at the bar of restaurants. Today and tomorrow (Saturday) the Mar de Tapas is open between 12.30pm and 3pm and from 7.30pm and 11pm, on Sunday it runs between 12.30pm and 3pm. Organised by the Javea Port business association – more formerly the Asociacion de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas Del Mar – the event is supported by the town hall and the Valencia Government.

wines and beers. “On Saturday lunchtime there is also a ‘bicibirra’,” said Andreas. “This is literally a bar made from a bicycle that would seat 12 people and while they are serving beer there will be people pedalling.”

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Climb every mountain By Jack Troughton BACK IN the Costa Blanca after a successful conquest of Kilimanjaro, a group of Javea-based adventurers are keen to share their “exciting and unforgettable” experience. The expedition ‘From Montgo to Kilimanjaro’ – months were spent training on the local peak - set off for Africa in August and tonight (Friday) there will be a talk with photographs about the successful trip and how the group finally scaled the 5,895 metre high Uhuru Peak. Everyone is invited to the Casa de Cultura in Javea Old Town to share the glory of the challenge – and, possibly, hear one climber shout: ‘Hey Ma...I’m on top of the world!”

DELIGHT Vice President of the association Andreas Ortiz, who owns Restaurant Piri Piri, said the weekend proved to be very popular last year and it was hoped to build on the success and attract more visitors to discover the delights of the port. “Every restaurant and bar in the port area provides one special tapa – but they must always feature products of the sea,” he explained. “The idea is you move around the area and in every locality enjoy its tapas and perhaps a drink.” In the centre of Javea Port in Avenida Jaime I there will be a special tasting of typical Valencia products, including

Hunting new homes AN AUTUMN Fair is being staged to raise money for the re-homing of abandoned hunting dogs on Monday 21st October at GJ’s Restaurant at Javea’s Arenal Beach. Jacky Hazelghar runs Tanamera which is dedicated to rescuing and caring for Spanish ‘podencos’ to find foster homes and ‘forever’ homes across Europe – but needs money for the medical bills involved. The fair runs between 4pm and 8pm and there will be a special menu as well as a fashion show, market stalls, face painting, cupcakes by My Little Cake Shop and a raffle and tombola.


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It’s All Going Gastro! by

Alan Gilchrist The Costa Blanca’s Top Hypnotherapist

THE GASTRIC band has been one of the major developments in modern times in the fight against obesity. The gastric band is placed surgically around the stomach, constricting the organ and radically reducing its size, limiting the amount of food needed to feel full. PROBLEMS The amount of food the body can consume is minute. Food can only be eaten in small quantities at frequent periods and often, the meals have to be liquid. It might not work; there are cases of people getting around the simple principle of eating less and reducing calorific consumption by blending down hamburgers and drinking them as a smoothie! I know I have had them through my door! It’s a surgical procedure and a drastic lifestyle choice. It is very expensive! Thousands of people have lost weight thanks to their gastric band; slipping through the BMI index from morbidly obese down to a normal range of weight. But, even so, it’s not a decision that can be made lightly, regardless of your desperation to lose weight. But what do my services have to do with the gastric band? Am I a surgeon in my spare time? No, of course not - but the gastric band has become

part and parcel of my clinics in the shape of the Gastro band: a band fitted through the power of Hypnosis. When hypnosis is induced, the active mind ceases its endless cycle of thinking and rethinking, worrying and rehashing. It’s allowed to rest - and what happens is the subconscious part of the mind steps forward. Once hypnosis is induced, therapy can commence. The Gastro Band is fitted during the ‘therapy’ part of the session. Your mind is at peace, you are calm and alert -what surprises many people at this point is the level of alertness you have. Slowly, you are taken through the gastric band process as you are convinced in your subconscious that you’ve had a band fitted and that your stomach is slowly being constricted, reducing the size of your stomach and therefore the amount of food you need. Hypnosis has been around for centuries, the gastric band for a few decades. Combining the two, we have a tried and tested method of weight loss, without any of the disadvantages of the surgical procedure. The Gastro Band has been developed in my own clinic, used successfully as a weight loss aid. The Gastro Band is single-handedly responsible for the loss of innumerable stones of weight. If you are ready to take the leap, then what’s stopping you? Alan and Jonathan hold their Fast Track Hypnosis

sessions in Cabo Roig, Guardarmar and Benidorm. Alan is also the Creator of the Stop Smoking in Under 30 minutes Fast Track System, featured and proven on TV. Jonathan also does sessions in Spanish as well as English. For an appointment, brochure, or free-ofcharge initial consultation, contact Alan Gilchrist on 659 229 408: or Jonathan on 691 784 954. www.alangilchrist.com www.hypnosiscostablanca.com www.thegastroband.com


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Kosta Kitchens: the makeover experts AS THE end of the summer draws near, people are now looking at their homes with renewed interest and one of the most important rooms in the home is the kitchen. Perhaps what started as a modern, showroom piece may now be looking a little dated and worn around the edges. Alternatively you may be fed up with such a small space to swing the proverbial cat, hitting your head on low cupboard doors or forever kicking those kickboards back into place. Well fear not help is at hand... Kosta Kitchens can help to design a kitchen for you that will maximise space and storage requirements to the full. By changing just doors and worktops you can quickly update the look and feel or you may prefer to rip out the old and start afresh with a total transformation.

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Kosta Kitchens can offer a choice of more than 200 doors, worktops (granite, silestone, glass, laminate), and a choice of all appliances with a range of sinks, taps, handles, clever spacesaving ideas and lighting ... as well as tiling, electrical and plumbing changes that you may also wish to incorporate. And once the kitchen has been restored to its former glory, did you know Kosta Kitchens can also revamp bathrooms and install quality made-to-measure wardrobes as well? They will call at your home to discuss, measure and design a FREE noobligation CAD design or they can be found locally at San Luis commercial centre, conveniently situated alongside the CV905 running between Quesada-Torrevieja. Want to see more? Take a look at: www.kostakitchens.com or telephone James or Claire to arrange an appointment: 96 507 2992.


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Spanish gardening by

Dick Handscombe Active gardener and author

SEVERAL RECENT columns in RTN have focused on the desirability of making the house more user friendly by cutting out the use of chemical cleaners etc., but they have ignored the health risks of the garden environment which is even more important than the house if you spend most of the day most of the year in the fresh air of the garden. We are led to believe that most expatriates move to Spain with the intention of a less stressful and healthy outdoor life than the one experienced in northern Europe. However, that is not always achieved and at times the design and maintenance practices of the garden are often the cause. Here are some of the things to be avoided: Don’t take on a garden beyond your physical capabilities now or in ten or twenty years’ time. For most a thousand metres will make more sense than five or 10,000. If you have purchased an enormous piece of land for isolation and peace at a low price just develop a manageable area around the house and leave the rest to go wild within the local fire regulations which may require you to strim it once a year. If you take on a new garden with heavy Spanish clay, steep slopes or hidden rocks or often all three, get fit before you start - especially if you enjoyed a sedentary life before coming to Spain.

Get used to working early and late to avoid the midday sun and wear a woven straw hat which has a cooling effect. Use ergonomic tools, especially sharp Secateurs and mattocks and minimise the use of a fork, spade and pickaxe: get help with the heavier jobs. Grow healthy vegetables from day one so that they can be enjoyed while the garden is carved out - which could take a number of years. Likewise plant a few fruit trees early on for the benefit of their blossom as well as fruit. Avoid the need to constantly use insecticides and fungicides by not over watering plants, especially those that are more drought resistant plants (see Part Four of our book ‘Your Garden in Spain’). When you have to spray use ecological products as explained in each of our books… This will help maintain a chemical-free environment and garden shed. If you are allergic to pollens don’t plant pines, bottlebrush acacia and male carob trees. Plant plenty of aromatic herbs for their aromatherapeutic effects as well healthy culinary and medicinal uses. We will discuss this in more detail in our next article. Avoid spiky plants that can cause accidents alongside terraces and paths or avoid altogether, especially if children are likely to visit. Ensure you retain or plant trees and large shrubs for

summer shade and sheltered winter sun. Wear knee pads or kneelers when doing low work. Keep a container of cool water handy when working especially on hot days. Traditional earthenware water containers are useful in this respect. Warm up with gentle exercise on cold days before starting to garden. Choose a peaceful, unpolluted location.

The Handscombe’s books can be most conveniently purchased from Amazon Books, Santana Books website or 95 248 5838, The Book Depository or The Royal Horticultural Society Bookshop. ©Dick Handscombe www.gardenspain.com


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Spain plans to tax the Sun SPAIN IS a forerunner in the renewable energy industry, but reformed legislation now threatens to curb solar growth, putting the small-scale photovoltaic market at risk. New measures could create major headaches for several Spanish banks. Solar energy groups claim that the subsidy reductions could force solar energy companies into default. In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the Spanish government drastically cut its subsidies

for solar power, and now in an unprecedented move wants to make consumers pay for the electricity that they generate and use themselves; a move unheard of in any other country. The reforms aim to raise money for combating a €26 billion government debt to utility companies which has built up over the years in regulating energy costs and prices. With Spain in economic crisis, power consumption is falling but the energy debt will continue growing by €4-5 billion a year unless the government takes action. The government announced a new ‘support levy’ on solar power. The solar levy is fixed at 6 cents per kilowatt-hour. Private individuals who fail to hook their solar panels up to the national grid to be metered and taxed could face fines of up to €30 million under the new law. US business and finance magazine Forbes pulled no punches in an article titled, ‘Out of ideas and in debt, Spain sets sights on taxing the sun’. The article took an incredulous tone and noted: ‘Spain is now attempting to scale back the use of solar panels – the use of which they have encouraged and subsidized over the last decade – by imposing a tax on those who use the panels’. Inaki Alonso, an architect who specialises in ecological

projects, calculated the cost of generating his own power under the new energy law and decided the numbers no longer add up. Two weeks after the government slapped the series of levies on green energy, Alonso hired two workmen to remove the solar panels he had put on his roof only six months earlier. Neither was it possible to leave the panels on his Madrid home without connecting them to the grid; that would risk an astronomical fine. “The new law makes it unviable to produce my own clean energy,” Alonso said. Moreover, the law does not allow homeowners to sell electricity back to the grid. In 2004 the government removed economic barriers for the connection of renewable energy technologies to the grid for large-scale solar thermal and photovoltaic plants and guaranteed feed-in tariffs. Spain ended up with a huge surplus of electricity whereby the total capacity exceeds peak demand by more than 60%, and owing utility companies for decade-long subsidisations for selling electricity at less than cost to its customers. In the end, Alonso moved his solar panels to a friend’s house deep in the Spanish countryside. This was far enough from the nearest mains supply to be exempt from the stipulation that panels must be hitched up to the grid.


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by

Christina Brady

Regional Manager of Blacktower Costa Blanca

money To declare or not: that’s the question IT’S THAT time of year again when Asset Declaration here in Spain rears its ugly head. THE GOOD news is that for most of us who completed Modelo 720 (the Asset Declaration form) for 2012 we are not required to do it again this year: I hear a huge sigh of relief. The only reasons you would need to do a subsequent declaration in successive years are: If the valuation in any of the three Asset classes increased by more than 20,000€ with respect to the previous year. You acquired new assets. In certain cases where assets have been relinquished, i.e. one investment closed and another put in its place, or a property has been sold, etc. Therefore the advice is to check every year to make sure that this doesn’t apply to you. Remember a change in the exchange rates could push you over the 20,000€ limit. At the moment this is looking unlikely as the exchange rate is currently below the end of year rate for 2012. Those of you who have never declared before are now required to complete the Asset Declaration. For clarification expatriates who live in Spain for more than 183 days and have overseas assets worth more than 50,000€ in any of the three assets classes must by law in Spain fill in the declaration irrespective as to whether you have official residencia or not. The good news is that you have time to look at the ways to restructure your investment portfolios and bank accounts to make them tax efficient by investing in products that are approved by the Spanish tax authorities that will minimise your income tax liability. Last year at Blacktower we helped hundreds of Expatriates with Asset Declaration and saved them a lot of worry, hassle and money by working with them prior to the yearend deadline to ensure they fully understood what needed to be declared and why. If you are unsure of anything to do with the Asset declaration act now and call Blacktower so we can put your mind at rest: we are here to help you. If you would like to discuss the above or arrange a free consultation please contact christina.brady@blacktowerfm.com or call on 658 892 330.

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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Building problems by

Carlos Baos

of White & Baos Abogados

English & Spanish Solicitors

Subsidence Issues: We achieved 130.000€ compensation from architect, technical architect (aparejador) and Insurance Company. SOME TIME ago we published this consultation from a client called Mr P.: I bought a house in Denia (Alicante); unfortunately, significant cracks have appeared in the house. …the problem is that in the design and construction of the property the slope of the plot and the soil on which the house is built (composed of a type of clay that moves) was not properly taken into account. We are happy to inform our readers that last Monday the 7/10/2013 in front of the First Instance Court number 5 of Denia, we achieved for our client a compensation of 130.000€ to be paid by the main architect, technical architect ( aparejador) and the insurance company who granted the Ten Year Insurance Policy to cover the structure of the property. We must say that crucial for this achievement it have

been the fantastic reports from the technical expert in building defects, with whom we normally collaborate, Mr P. B and Mr. M. P. IN THIS CASE THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIFFERENT RESPONDENTS WAS CLEAR: The main architect or senior architect (arquitecto superior) was liable because he is the professional responsible of making the building project according to the soil and the geotechnical report, therefore missing or incorrect inclusion in the building project of the slope of the plot and / or soil material, is his fault. In this regard, the Provincial Court of Alicante in its Court Order number. 592/2009 stated “the prior examination of the soil, verifying it or at least checking its analysis and subsequent geological survey personally is a fundamental obligation of the senior architect’s, ….

demanded by the dignity and competence inherent to their profession” Also the technical architect (aparejador) was liable as they are responsible to make sure that the construction finally executed is done in accordance with the building project and also with the construction standards. In this case, the foundation was done incorrectly and not following the project nor good construction methods. The Insurance Company who granted the Ten Year Insurance Policy was also liable, as that policy covers the reparation when there is a problem affecting the structure of the property, which was the case here. If you have any problem with your property, if some cracks or breaks appear, our law firm together with our architects experts in building problems, will be able to help you.

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


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ASSSA: your private health insurer in Spain CURRENTLY, MANY European citizens are experiencing changes bringing the effects of the crisis in Spain much closer to home. Some of you may be losing your entitlement to a SIP card. Are you in such a situation? Would you consider a reasonably priced private health insurance with ASSSA so that you can visit local, English speaking doctors in Spain? Are you privately insured, but dissatisfied? Premium increases; no customer service in your language; your insurance company has changed their services? ASSSA offers you impartial advice and tailor-made solutions with special offers available and special conditions for those transferring in from another private insurer. ASSSA - EXPERIENCE, EXPERTISE & CUSTOMER SERVICE Our personal service is unique. Our friendly, multilingual employees are pleased to inform you of both our achievements and policies without any obligation to purchase. Our philosophy is to answer all client queries fully and with complete honesty. Many of our clients join us on recommendation from existing ones, which is a clear indication of our unique service. After joining ASSSA you are allocated a personal contact that speaks your language and assists

with any questions that you may have. In order to achieve this superior customer service and customer proximity, we have set up a chain of customer service offices along the coast. DOCTORS AND HOSPITALS We offer an extensive directory of private clinics, GPs and Specialists working from some of the best private healthcare hospitals. We have many English speaking medical professionals under contract with ASSSA. QUALITY INSURANCE We provide flexible levels of health insurance - depending on the cover level and premium best suited to the client’s requirements - from a supplementary insurance (from 44€ per month) to a more fully comprehensive insurance cover (from 84€ per month). During the current economic crisis we are pleased to be able to offer discounts until 12.12.2013, of 10 % up to 50%. INSURE YOUR HEALTH! ASSSA offers a variety of unique, written, contractual guarantees: The premium does not increase due to increased age. In addition, ASSSA provides protection against policy cancellation from the first day of insurance. Contracts with ASSSA are of course, in your native language as transparency is important to us.

Visit us for a chat and without any obligation. Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 9.30am – 1.30pm, with later appointments or home visits by arrangement. We look forward to your visit! www.asssa.es: info@asssa.es CUSTOMER SERVICE OFFICES: La Zenia/Orihuela Costa: Tel: 966 761 794: Katrin Sasse & Teresa Howard. orihuelacosta@asssa.es Ciudad Quesada: Tel. 965 725 421: Ilka Thiede: ciudadquesada@asssa.es Altea: Tel. 966 882 680: Magdalena Koczon: altea@asssa.es Moraira: Tel. 965 744 033: Kate Taylor: moraira@asssa.es Denia: Tel. 965 786 969: Jenny Schuster: denia@asssa.es Los Alcázares: Tel: 968 574 144: Nina Böhner: losalcazares@asssa.es Mazarrón: Tel: 968 153 396: Diane Nolan: mazarron@asssa.es Vera: Tel. 950 392 487: Louise Zarb: vera@asssa.es

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“QROPS� (Qualifying Recognized Overseas Pension Scheme) have been available to ex-pats since April 2006. There is no mystery to them, they are basically the same as your UK pension but offer better benefits than the UK. Benefits: I. Return of fund to spouse on the death of the member, then left to your depends on spouses death. (not so in the UK) II. No Inheritance tax. (not so in the UK) III. Possibility of no income tax. (not so in the UK) IV. Freedom of investment choice. (not so in the UK) V. Income paid in a currency of your choice, plus many more benefits. (not so in the UK) The process is very simple and takes approximately three months to complete. In the UK you may not take any benefits before you are 55 years of age. If you are 50 or above and have been outside the UK for 5 complete tax years you may withdraw 25/30% and then an income at 55. If you are pension rich but cash poor, this could be a way of solving temporary financial difficulties.

To find out if you qualify to release money now call 951 206 138 or email admin@kennedyfinancialservices.com or visit www.kennedyfinancialservices.com and complete the free assessment form.


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It’s never too early to talk taxes by

Suzanne O’Connell Customer Care at Ábaco

IF YOU live in the region of Torrevieja then you will know what I mean if I refer to the Christmas Shop. THIS PARTICULAR store a few minutes from the centre of Torrevieja has just opened for the 2013 season. For three months a year it satisfies the cravings of those frustrated by the lack of Christmas tinsel and trimmings in the Spanish shops. But it’s only October - why are we talking about Christmas? The early heralding of the Christmas season is something we have become used to in the UK. In Spain, however, the coming of Christmas is a much more low-key affair. Its equal positioning alongside other Christian festivals is, personally, something that I welcome. The good news is, if you feel differently, then the Christmas Shop will let you behave otherwise. To give even more of a Scrooge feel to the first hint

of Christmas, dare I mention ‘taxes’. In Spain, it’s not only Christmas that is ushered in at this time of year, it’s also the time of the non-resident tax declaration. It might seem a little early to be preparing in October for the 31st December tax declaration deadline. However, just as some of us like to get our homes decked out early, so in a firm that deals with taxes, we must prepare in good time too. NON-RESIDENT TAX CONFUSION It still takes us by surprise just how many nonresident Spanish property owners are unaware of their Spanish tax obligations. By and large they expect to pay the council tax (IBI) but do not seem to know that there are more taxes they should be paying. It’s doubly surprising because we have been telling people about them for years!

The one that often causes confusion is the imputed income tax. This is a tax on property that must be paid by non-residents who do not rent out their Spanish property. The thinking behind this tax is that your property in Spain is a second home. As such, if you don’t pay rental income tax, then you must pay this tax instead. It might be the reference to ‘income’ that non-residents find confusing. However, the imputed income tax is nothing to do with your income in the UK: it is purely a tax on property. The deadline for paying the tax is 31st December. Collecting taxes at this time of year might be a rather unseasonal activity but then the tax man doesn’t have a reputation for fun and festivity. So, as you’re sifting through last year’s Christmas trimmings spare a thought for us in Spain, sorting through your nonresident taxes: ‘Season’s Greetings!’

Ábaco provide fiscal representation to non-resident and resident Spanish property owners. You can contact us for free advice and information by calling our helpline 96 670 3748 or visiting our website www.abacoadvisers.com


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Charity opens third shop by Jack Troughton BUSINESS IS booming for PEPA opens the doors to its third charity shop on Saturday 19th October – with customers invited to pop in for a drink and to pick up a bargain from 10am. The animal charity is opening premises in the busy market town of Oliva. It already runs charity shops in La Font d’En Carros and L’Olleria. And a PEPA spokesman said: “We are confident the venture will be a great success and it will enable the charity to help even more abandoned animals.” The shop is in Calle Joanot Martorell – opposite the entrance to the indoor parking of the Mecadona and near the health centre. Details of regular opening hours will be published shortly. For more information please see the PEPA website www.pepaspain.com or telephone the PEPA helpdesk on 650 304 746.

Garden party success

Dance for doggies

By Jack Troughton ANIMAL CHARITY AKIRA raised 1,777€ with its successful garden party at the colourful Trossets Garden Centre in Moraira last Wednesday. More than 80 ‘lite bite’ lunches and more than 50 teas were served – at one point the organisers ran out of food and had to send for more! It was an afternoon enjoyed by everyone who attended and the charity is already planning a similar event. And Trossets earned special thanks for allowing AKIRA to use the garden centre - its generosity in donating 10% of takings to the charity.

A CHARITY Dance Party is being held at Cafe del Mar in Moraira on Thursday 24th October in aid of APASA Dog Rescue. Doors open at 7.30pm and the dancing – modern, jive, and rock ‘n’ roll – begins at 8pm. The evening will introduce Listening to Ants and feature guest musicians and sax player Lolo Garcia. Musicians wishing to play can contact Amanda on 96 649 1354 or 6664 535 755. Tickets are 5€ in advance including a welcome cocktail or 8€ on the door. They are available from Cafe del Mar and Top Cat and Co Hairdressers. All proceeds to APASA Dog Rescue.

Keith and Paula Beaman


Life The Louise Clarke Writing Competition THE ENTRIES are coming in fast and furious for the first Louise Clarke Writing Competition. From schools around the region to holiday makers, residents and even those who have never been to Spain, the idea of writing a short adventure story is quickly picking up speed. LOUISE’S HUSBAND Lee is delighted that RTN are keeping the name of Louise alive and said “As it approaches Louise`s first anniversary of her passing, we feel it’s a great tribute that Round Town News recognises her amazing work by running a writing competition in memory of Louise Clarke. The work Louise researched and wrote about was from the heart and seen and honoured by so many people. Louise’s contribution to Round Town News will never be forgotten nor will we forget her as a great person, amazing reporter, and a devoted mother and wife. We wish all the contestants the best of luck and we look forward to being involved in the judging process. We would like to thank everyone for their continued support from Lee, Charlie and Lily.” If you fancy seeing your name and work in print, RTN is seeking new adventure writers to pen a fictional work on an adventure theme, picking any period in time, past,

present or future, as long as it’s based in Spain. It could be a James Bond style spy story or inspired by Indiana Jones, or back to days of Columbus or El Cid. You pick the story and then send it in to us. One entry per person, written in English and within the word number guidelines, and your in with a chance to win. Louise’s family all make up part of the judging panel, along with educators, literary publishers, RTN staff and professional writers plus media staff and selected RTN readers. There are three categories and word guidelines: up to 12 with a story of 250 words maximum; up to 18 with a 450 word maximum and then over 18, with a 450 word maximum. But don;t dilly-dally for too long as all entries must be received before midnight on 5th November 2013, with finalists being notified before the December holidays. Send your entry to: writingcompetition@roundtownnews.com.


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Peter Taylor

Writer and Broadcaster

Britney showing us how to `work bitch´

HOW MANY times down the years has it been that when a piece of music, a video or some sort of creative work has been banned from being shown on regular TV that it then goes on to be what everybody wants to hear or see, especially

when, in this case, it’s Britney Spears getting back to her raunchy days … but there’s a kind of twist in the tale Her latest single and accompanying video is called ‘Work Bitch’ and caused shock waves online when it premiered last week on VEVO, mainly due to Britney being seen in a series of revealing outfits while busting out the whips and the word ‘bitch’ flashing up in neon signs throughout the clip … easy there boys and girls! The banning is to do with daytime TV, with it being claimed that some of the UK’s

Steamy come dancing! WHEN ‘STRICTLY Come Dancing’ comes up in conversation its generally about who’s with who and if it will work or not, and this very subject was given an interesting new edge in the wake of what ‘Dragons Den’ investor Deborah Meaden said to the Mail on Sunday last week. She admitted how she could understand how relationships could develop on the show saying, “My

husband is not in the least bit worried, though he did come to rehearsals and noticed that, for once, I was doing what I was told.” Then it got a little steamier when Deborah added: “when Robin (Windsor) and I are dancing, of course there is something, but it’s momentary … dance is very sensual and you have to convince your audience you’re very close, … it’s very intense and

you’re going through a lot together…” I think I need a lie down here! Deborah Meaden comes across in ‘Dragons Den’ as a bit of a mumsy type to me but with her then saying: “The dance sparks something … so if there is that spark and you’re single then great! … Why not?” Watching Deborah on ‘Dragons Den’ will never be the same again.

biggest music video channels have been forced to restrict its broadcast to after the watershed at 10pm. Britney seems oblivious to it all, however, saying how thrilled she is with the public reaction to her daring comeback single and tweeting: “Overwhelmed with all the love, my goodness! Big kiss to all of u!” But what about this ‘twist in the tale’ you mentioned earlier I hear you all shouting…! Well, my sweet sugar dumplings … it goes something like this! In more or less in the same breath Britney reminded the reporter at E! News

that as a single mom how uncomfortable she is making these kinds of videos, explaining: “when I was doing the rehearsals my choreographer said … ‘Britney, you are not a sweet mommy you are nasty b***h mommy in this video’, oh my word! … She then added: “I started to feel the character, but I felt silly moving all sexually and stuff like that ... as mommy you feel really awkward doing that.” I wouldn´t worry too much my lovely as the banning of ‘Work Bitch’ is likely to ‘work wonders’ for the record sales, just as it’s done since time immemorial.

Celebrity clips GLENN CLOSE, who played villain Cruella De Vil in the 1996 101 Dalmatians movie and its sequel 102 Dalmatians, will be the executive producer of the spin-off movie named after the notorious baddie. Cruella De Vil kidnaps dalmatian puppies so she can use their polka dot fur to make the glorious coat of her dreams … nasty Cruella! … Nasty! Nasty! ‘A League of Gentlemen’ aired on BBC2 for four series between 1999 - 2002, and was ground breaking in the way it presented dark and sinister humour. Last week, the three guys who wrote and starred in the show uploaded a pic of themselves on Twitter and posted: “There might be some news about these people – coming soon. Keep ‘em peeled.” … Dark and Sinister is that! It’s rumoured that Adele is to play Dusty Springfield in the film that will chart the making of the classic album Dusty In Memphis during the late 1960s. Adele has no real acting experience, but with her banging out great songs like ‘Son of a Preacher Man,’ ‘You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me’ and ‘I Just Don’t Know What to Do with Myself’, who cares about acting!


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Life TV

11th October - 17th October

FRIDAY 11th October BBC1

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07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Claimed and Shamed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 Keeping Up Appearances 16:15 Perfection 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Ronnie’s Animal Crackers 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Miranda 22:00 Have I Got News for You 22:30 Citizen Khan 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News and Weather 23:35 The Graham Norton Show 24:20 Bluestone 42 24:50 Presumed Innocent

06:55 Formula 1 08:35 The A to Z of TV Gardening 09:00 Natural World 10:00 Flog It! Trade Secrets 11:00 Question Time 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Weakest Link 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Food 16:15 Are You Being Served? 16:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:15 Cagney & Lacey 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Dig WW2 with Dan Snow 21:00 Mastermind 21:30 Gardeners’ World 22:00 Natural World 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 24:00 Weather 24:05 Later with Jools Holland

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Live International Football 23:10 ITV News 23:40 ITV News Central 23:45 International Football Highlights 24:45 River Monsters

07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:25 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 09:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 River Cottage 14:05 The Bedford Incident 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 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 Unreported World 20:55 Sex Box 21:00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 22:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 22:50 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:50 Was It Something I Said? 24:40 London Irish

07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Noddy in Toyland 09:05 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 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 The Mentalist 16:15 McBride: Dogged 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 World’s Strongest Man 21:00 Extraordinary People 22:00 Hens Behaving Badly 23:00 Celebrity Wedding Planner 24:00 Piranha

CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS 729 CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Butts; 4 Fiddler; 8 Widower; 9 Slang; 10 Inst; 11 Dominant; 13 Reef; 14 Flee; 16 Left over; 17 Cash; 20 Ennui; 21 Compile; 22 Sadness; 23 Spied. Down: 1 Bowling alleys; 2 Tides; 3 Sewn; 4 Farrow; 5 Disciple; 6 Leakage; 7 Right to the end; 12 Peroxide; 13 Refined; 15 Reacts; 18 Alibi; 19 Amos.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 1 Alert; 4 Distend; 8 Correct; 9 Cross; 10 Meet; 11 Belabour; 13 Clue; 14 Play; 16 Abnormal; 17 Taxi; 20 Ideal; 21 Drawing; 22 Gallant; 23 Enemy. Down: 1 Accommodating; 2 Eerie; 3 Tier; 4 Dither; 5 Sociable; 6 Economy; 7 Distressingly; 12 Guerilla; 13 Conceal; 15 Bandit; 18 Agile; 19 Late.

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07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Emmerdale 07:55 Life’s Funniest Moments 08:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 You’ve Been Framed! 09:40 Dinner Date 10:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35 The Real Housewives of Vancouver 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Emmerdale 14:30 Life’s Funniest Moments 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of Vancouver 18:05 Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 The X Factor USA 23:00 The Chronicles of Riddick

E4

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 17:30 Rules of Engagement 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 How I Met Your Mother 22:30 The Big Bang Theory 23:00 Hollyoaks Later 24:00 Rude Tube

What’s on Viva TV this week Viva TV broadcasts on the Torresat Network every day from 2.00pm until 10pm And you can watch all our programmes and find our full listings at www.vivatv.es Friday 11 Oct Viva La Vida (series). – Stevie Thomas hosts the Costa’s best weekly live music show. This week features Sunflower Valley, Kinnie Lee and comedian Justin Sane. 19.00 Saturday 12 Oct Celebrity Archive – McFly, the English pop band who were the youngest band to have their debut album reach No.1. 18.00 Sunday 13 Oct Let’s Talk Special – Frank Worthington enjoyed a glittering football career into his 40’s. This mercurial talent was renowned for his exploits both on and off the pitch. 19.00 Monday 14 Oct Hunt For Giant Sturgeon (series) – Local resident

goes to Canada in the hope of catching one of these massive fish. 19.30 Tuesday 15 Oct An Evening of Laughter – Local theatre group Dramatic Licence treat us to two short plays, Gosforth’s Fete and Last Tango in Grimly. 18.45 Wednesday 16 Oct An Evening With... Lynda Bellingham, famously known for her role as the Oxo mum and as a panellist on Loose Women, talks frankly and openly about her rollercoaster life. 19.00 Thursday 17 Oct The Goldsmith of Quesada – A true artisan who transforms old scraps of gold into new striking and bespoke jewellery. 18.15

SATURDAY 12th October BBC1

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06:00 Formula 1 08:30 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Paul Hollywood’s Bread 13:00 Football Focus 13:45 Sportsday 14:00 BBC News 14:20 Formula 1 15:35 MotoGP 16:35 Ronnie’s Animal Crackers 17:05 Ronnie’s Animal Crackers 17:35 Escape to the Country 18:20 BBC News 18:40 Pointless Celebrities 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing 21:30 Atlantis 22:15 The National Lottery Live 22:25 Casualty 23:15 BBC News; Weather 23:35 The Rolling Stones Return to Hyde Park: Sweet Summer Sun 24:50 The Man without a Face

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:55 Lady of Deceit 09:25 Two Way Stretch 10:50 The Sky at Night 11:10 Reel History of Britain 11:40 The Life of Birds 12:30 Fred Dibnah’s Industrial Age 13:00 The A to Z of TV Cooking 13:45 Talking Pictures 14:35 Astaire and Rogers Sing the Great American Songbook 15:05 Carefree 16:30 South Pacific 17:30 Urban Jungle 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Robert Peston Goes Shopping 20:00 Count Arthur Strong 20:30 Natural World 21:30 Dad’s Army 22:00 The 70s 23:00 The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme 23:40 Glorious 39

07:00 Childrens TV 07:35 Dino Dan 07:50 Dino Dan 08:00 Canimals 08:10 Canimals 08:15 Canimals 08:25 Sooty 08:35 Horrid Henry 08:50 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 09:15 Bottom Knocker Street 09:30 Munch Box 10:25 Saturday Cookbook 11:25 Murder, She Wrote 12:25 ITV News and Weather 12:30 Surprise Surprise 13:35 The Dales 14:00 Doc Martin 15:00 The X Factor 16:50 Horrid Henry: the Movie 18:35 ITV News Central 18:45 ITV News and Weather 19:00 New You’ve Been Framed! 19:30 Fool Britannia 20:00 The Chase 21:00 The X Factor 23:15 The Jonathan Ross Show 24:20 ITV News and Weather 24:35 The Eiger Sanction

07:10 British GT Championship 07:35 FIM Superbike World Championship 08:05 XTERRA Triathlon 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 The American Football Show 11:00 Frasier 11:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 12:30 The Big Bang Theory 13:00 The Simpsons 13:30 Undercover Boss USA 14:30 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 19:10 Come Dine with Me 19:40 Channel 4 News 20:00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 21:00 Grand Designs 22:00 The Adjustment Bureau 24:05 The Hole

07:00 Childrens TV 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Mio Mao 09:50 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:15 Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:25 Roary the Racing Car 10:40 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 11:10 Power Rangers: Megaforce 11:40 Slugterra 12:05 The Dog Rescuers 12:35 Animal Maternity 13:35 Columbo: Dead Weight 15:10 Mosquito Squadron 17:00 Battle of Britain 19:30 Lost Heroes of World War One 20:00 WW1’s Tunnels of Death: The Big Dig 21:00 War Hero in My Family 21:55 5 News Weekend 22:00 A Fistful of Dollars 24:05 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

07:00 The Hot Desk

07:00 Being Erica 07:45 Make It or Break It 08:35 Ugly Betty 09:30 Charmed 10:25 Glee 11:25 90210 12:20 Rules of Engagement 12:50 Rules of Engagement 13:20 Rules of Engagement 13:50 Rules of Engagement 14:20 Rules of Engagement 14:50 The Mindy Project 15:20 The Big Bang Theory 15:50 The Big Bang Theory 16:15 2 Broke Girls 16:40 2 Broke Girls 17:10 Rules of Engagement 17:40 Rules of Engagement 18:05 How I Met Your Mother 18:35 How I Met Your Mother 19:05 The Big Bang Theory 19:35 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 How I Met Your Mother 20:30 Suburgatory 21:00 New Girl 21:30 New Girl 22:00 GI Joe: the Rise of Cobra 24:20 Planes, Trains and Automobiles

SUNDAY 13 October

07:10 Coronation Street 08:25 Emmerdale 11:40 The X Factor USA 12:35 The X Factor USA 14:35 The Little Vampire 16:30 Peter Andre: My Life 17:30 You’ve Been Framed! 18:00 You’ve Been Framed! 19:00 Step Up 2 the Streets 21:00 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 23:15 The Xtra Factor 24:15 Celebrity Juice

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BBC1

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07:00 Formula 1

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Great Day 08:25 Gardeners’ World 08:55 The Beechgrove Garden 09:25 Live MotoGP 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30 What to Eat Now 13:00 What to Eat Now 13:30 MotoGP 15:05 EastEnders 17:00 The House That £100K Built 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Great British Railway Journeys 19:30 The Great British Bake Off 20:30 The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek 21:00 How to Build 22:00 The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors 23:00 The Wrong Mans 23:30 QI XL 24:15 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 24:45 Mock the Week

07:10 Matt Hatter Chronicles 07:35 Dino Dan 07:50 Dino Dan 08:00 Canimals 08:10 Canimals 08:15 Canimals 08:25 Sooty 08:35 Horrid Henry 08:45 Horrid Henry 09:00 Almost Naked Animals 09:15 Bottom Knocker Street 09:30 Fish Hooks 09:45 Fish Hooks 10:00 Big Time Rush 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Ade in Britain 11:30 Columbo: Negative Reaction 13:30 ITV News and Weather 13:40 Inside the National Trust 14:45 The X Factor 17:00 Fool Britannia 17:25 Big Star’s Little Star 18:30 Downton Abbey 19:35 ITV News Central 20:00 Coronation Street 21:00 The X Factor 22:00 Downton Abbey 23:05 ITV News and Weather 23:20 Senna

07:00 The Treacle People 07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The American Football Show 08:30 Triathlon 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:30 The Big Bang Theory 14:00 The Big Bang Theory 14:30 The Simpsons 15:00 The Simpsons 15:30 Mighty Joe Young 17:40 Furry Vengeance 19:30 Channel 4 News 20:00 World’s Weirdest Weather 21:00 Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home 22:00 Homeland 23:00 Was It Something I Said? 23:35 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 24:40 Gogglebox

07:00 Peppa Pig 08:40 City of Friends 08:50 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 08:55 Little Princess 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Mio Mao 09:50 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:15 Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:30 Roary the Racing Car 10:45 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Power Rangers: Super Samurai 11:30 Slugterra 12:00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails 12:30 Superman II 14:55 Mannequin 16:40 Hercules 18:35 Superman III 20:55 5 News Weekend 21:00 The True Story 22:00 Angels & Demons 24:45 Vantage Point

07:00 Emmerdale

07:00 Switched 07:20 Make It or Break It 08:05 Ugly Betty 08:45 Charmed 09:45 How I Met Your Mother 10:15 How I Met Your Mother 10:45 Hollyoaks 13:20 2 Broke Girls 13:50 2 Broke Girls 14:15 Rules of Engagement 14:45 Rules of Engagement 15:15 The Mindy Project 15:45 The Big Bang Theory 16:15 The Big Bang Theory 16:45 How I Met Your Mother 17:15 How I Met Your Mother 17:40 How I Met Your Mother 18:10 How I Met Your Mother 18:40 The Big Bang Theory 19:10 The Big Bang Theory 19:40 The Big Bang Theory 20:10 Rules of Engagement 20:35 Ever After: a Cinderella Story 23:00 Rude Tube 24:00 How I Met Your Mother 24:30 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23

10:15 The Andrew Marr Show 11:15 Sunday Morning Live 12:15 Sunday Politics 13:30 Escape to the Country 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Bargain Hunt 15:00 Formula 1 17:00 Points of View 17:15 Songs of Praise 17:50 The Great British Year 18:50 BBC News 19:20 Countryfile 20:20 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 Antiques Roadshow 22:00 By Any Means 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Armageddon

10:00 Coronation Street 11:30 The X Factor 13:45 The Xtra Factor 14:45 You’ve Been Framed! 15:30 The Little Vampire 17:25 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 19:15 Hulk 22:00 The Xtra Factor 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 Utterly Outrageous Celebrity Frock Ups 24:50 Tricked


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monday 14th October BBC1

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07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 Keeping Up Appearances 16:15 Perfection 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Inside Out 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Panorama 22:00 Crimewatch 23:00 BBC News 23:35 Crimewatch Update 23:45 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 24:30 Citizen Khan

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 Real Rescues 08:50 Claimed and Shamed 09:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 Watchdog 11:05 James Martin’s Food Map of Britain 11:35 Click 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Weakest Link 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Food 16:15 Are You Being Served? 16:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:15 Cagney & Lacey 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Rick Stein’s India 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food 22:00 Stephen Fry: Out There 23:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 23:30 Newsnight

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Countrywise 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Doc Martin 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News Central 23:35 The Agenda 24:05 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories

07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:05 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 09:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 River Cottage Bites 13:50 Shane 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Sex Box 21:00 Dogs: Their Secret Lives 22:00 999: What’s Your Emergency? 23:00 Diary of a Teenage Virgin 24:05 Educating Yorkshire

07:00 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:20 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 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Beat the Ancestors 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 Castle 16:15 Torn Apart 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Beat the Ancestors 21:00 The Gadget Show 22:00 On Benefits & Proud 23:00 Under the Dome 24:00 Constantine

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:55 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:40 Dinner Date 10:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35 The Real Housewives of Vancouver 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of Orange County 18:05 Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Peter Andre: My Life 23:00 The Bourne Identity

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:35 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 17:30 Rules of Engagement 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 New Girl 21:30 New Girl 22:00 90210 23:00 Made in Chelsea 24:00 Come Dine with Me

tuesday 15th October BBC1

07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 Keeping Up Appearances 16:15 Perfection 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 DIY SOS 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 The Prison Restaurant 24:25 The Girl in the Park

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07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 Real Rescues 08:50 Britain’s Empty Homes 09:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 Ultimate Swarms 11:05 James Martin’s Food 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Weakest Link 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Fish 16:15 Are You Being Served? 16:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:15 Cagney & Lacey 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing 20:00 Rick Stein’s India 21:00 The Great British Bake Off 22:00 The Wrong Mans 22:30 The Sarah Millican 23:00 Later Live - with Jools Holland

wednesday 16th October BBC1

07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 Keeping Up Appearances 16:15 Perfection 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 21:00 Watchdog 22:00 The Great British Year 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 Father Figure 24:05 Room 101 - Extra Storage 24:45 No Way Out

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07:00 Homes Under the Hammer 08:00 Real Rescues 08:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 09:15 Wanted Down Under 10:00 Natural World 11:00 Plan It, Build It 11:30 See Hear 12:00 BBC News 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Weakest Link 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Fish 16:15 Are You Being Served? 16:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:20 Cagney & Lacey 18:05 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Rick Stein’s India 21:00 The House That £100K Built 22:00 Stephen Fry: Out There 23:00 The Culture Show 23:30 Newsnight

ITV1 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Live International Football 23:25 ITV News and Weather 23:50 ITV News Central 24:00 International Football Highlights

ITV1 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 21:00 Coronation Street 22:00 The One and Only Cilla Black 23:30 ITV News and Weather 23:55 ITV News Central 24:05 Exposure

CHANNEL 4 07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 10:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 River Cottage Bites 13:50 Earthquake 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Sex Box 21:00 Double Your House for Half the Money 22:00 Masters of Sex 23:10 London Irish 23:40 8 Out of 10 Cats 24:30 The Simpsons

CHANNEL 5 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 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Animal Maternity 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Law & Order: Criminal Intent 16:10 Let Me Call You Sweetheart 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails 20:30 The Dog Rescuers 21:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 22:00 CSI: NY 23:00 Castle 23:55 Body of Proof 24:55 Law & Order: Criminal Intent

itv2 07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:55 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:40 Dinner Date 10:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35 The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of Orange County 18:05 Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Peter Andre: My Life 22:00 The Magaluf Weekender 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 Tricked 24:50 Utterly Outrageous Celebrity Frock Ups

E4

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 Rules of Engagement 22:30 Happy Endings 23:00 Planes, Trains and Automobiles 24:50 The Big Bang Theory

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07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 10:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:25 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 River Cottage Bites 13:45 Chariots of Fire 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 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 River Cottage 22:00 Grand Designs 23:00 Gogglebox 23:45 My Tattoo Addiction

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 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 The Railway: First Great Western 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: NY 16:05 The Long Shot 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 21:00 Animal Maternity 22:00 When Gastric Bands Go Wrong 23:00 Wentworth Prison 24:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24:55 Inside Hollywood

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Holiday Airport 08:25 You’ve Been Framed! 08:55 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:40 Dinner Date 10:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35 The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30 Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Holiday Airport 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of Orange County 18:05 Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Freshers 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 The Break-Up

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 17:30 Rules of Engagement 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 Ice Age: the Meltdown 22:50 Rude Tube 23:55 Made in Chelsea


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07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Fake Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Keeping Up Appearances 15:45 Keeping Up Appearances 16:15 Perfection 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Waterloo Road 22:00 Truckers 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 Question Time 24:35 This Week

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 Real Rescues 08:50 Britain’s Empty Homes 09:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 Robert Peston Goes Shopping 11:05 Plan It, Build It 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Weakest Link 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Fish 16:15 Are You Being Served? 16:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:15 Cagney & Lacey 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 20:00 Rick Stein’s India 21:00 Trust Me I’m a Doctor 22:00 Peaky Blinders 23:00 Mock the Week - Again 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Stephen Fry: Out There

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 ITV News Central 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 ITV Central Weather 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News Central 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Britain’s Secret Treasures 22:00 Breathless 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News Central 23:35 The Jonathan Ross Show 24:40 Wild Britain with Ray Mears

07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 09:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 14:05 River Cottage Bites 14:10 Damn the Defiant! 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 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 Location, Location, Location 22:00 Educating Yorkshire 23:00 Up All Night 24:05 999: What’s Your Emergency?

07:00 Childrens TV 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 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Ring of Fire 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Police Interceptors 21:00 The Railway: First Great Western 22:00 Countdown to Murder 23:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent 24:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 24:55 Inside Hollywood

07:00 Emmerdale 08:00 Coronation Street 09:00 You’ve Been Framed! 09:40 Dinner Date 10:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 11:35 The Real Housewives of Orange County 12:30 You’ve Been Framed! 13:00 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of Orange County 18:05 Big Rich Texas 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 The X Factor USA 22:00 Tricked 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 The Magaluf Weekender 24:50 Crazy Beaches

E4 07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:05 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 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 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 How I Met Your Mother 22:00 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 22:30 Suburgatory 23:00 The IT Crowd 23:30 Rude Tube


Life tech

11-17 OCT 2013

with Aunty Virus

Email auntyvirus@roundtownnews.com

Kobo Touch e-reader DEAR AUNTY: I know this is specific, but I’m trying anyway - I have a Kobo Touch e-reader bought in UK. I live in Spain and I don’t have wifi so previously just used the USB cable. I haven’t used it for ages and found it was set to wi fi: I un-ticked the box. I want to just use a USB cable to connect to Kobo desktop. Also Kobo desktop shows some English books, but many are Spanish; before they were all English. There is nothing in Kobo’s help forum to suggest how I can view only English books. I am wondering if the reader has changed itself to wifi and picked up Spanish signals-sorry if that seems daft! Marion. Aunty says: It does not sound daft. The content that PCs, tablets and e-readers have access to is determined by the

‘internet IP address’ the device uses to connect to the internet. If you connect the device to a UK internet service, then services like Kobo will offer UK content that they have the rights for. If you connect the device to a Spanish internet service, then services like Kobo will offer Spanish content that they have the rights for. So perhaps somewhere on your travels your e-reader has found and connected to a Spanish wifi signal, determined that it is in Spain, and that is why your content on offer is Spanish based. I think there is a setting in your Kobo account that can change the content back into UK content, but if that does not work then I guess the only way to get the content back to UK content, is to connect to a UK internet service...

difficult if you are in Spain, but it is possible using a third party IP internet address service, like a VPN or software such as ‘Expatshield’.

Removing programs HI AUNTY: I hope you can help. Recently I found the Delta toolbar has installed onto my PC. I removed this from my computer via the normal methods but wonder if it is still lurking somewhere as strange things keep happening when I start up. For instance, a notice keeps appearing saying ‘an attempt to replace homepage settings has been blocked’. I tried removing and re-installing Google to no effect. I even downloaded Firefox which seemed okay at first but now stops responding. Do you have any suggestions to help? Your assistance would be appreciated: Ray. Aunty says: Although you think you may have ‘uninstalled’, as you say it may still be lurking, as proven by the fact your internet browser gives you warnings. So you will also need to go into the settings of your internet browser...this will vary from browser to browser. You then have to look at all the addins and search engine options and make sure they do not contain anything you do not want - again how you do this will vary from browser to browser. But in Chrome: You go into settings, and ‘extensions’ and remove any you do not use or like the look of. Go into settings and ‘manage search engines’ and you can remove those search engines you do not want. There is also an ‘advanced’ tab in Chrome: click this and more options will appear, including those to save passwords...which must be ticked.

Internet dongle Dear Aunty, I live out in the country here in Spain. I have a five-year-old laptop which works when it feels like it. I have to connect to the internet with a Vodaphone dongle which is on a contract: most of the time it works okay. I have just got a new laptop from the UK, a Dell 3521 with Windows 8. I managed to put in user name and email address using the dongle but it keeps losing connection. I took it to a computer shop and a program was installed from the net which is supposed to make the dongle work with Windows 8. I can connect but as soon as you try to do anything connection is lost. Can you help? If you can would you explain in words I can understand I am not too good with tech stuff… Best regards, Rod.

Aunty says: Lost connection from a dongle can be from a number of things: The main one would be that the dongle is not installed correctly, or that the installed driver for the dongle is not 100% compatible with W8. It may be worth looking at the Vodaphone website for the correct driver for the dongle you have and reinstall it.

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Gadget Inspector Investigates: SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth Visor Car Kit Recipes by THIS WEEK the Inspector takes a look at the SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth Visor Car Kit. Times were that if you wanted to take mobile calls whilst driving you either had an in-car installation (expensive), a headset/ microphone plugged into your phone (uncomfortable) or more recently a bluetooth earpiece that made you look like a right plonker (and often uncomfortable too). We won’t even mention being tempted to take the call by taking your hand off the wheel… Well, with the SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth Visor Car Kit with In-Car Phone Holder all of these problems are now a thing of the past - you can drive safely yet be able to take those important calls. Installation is a cinch: the compact main unit (128mm x 49mm x 13 mm) has a clip allowing it to be attached to the sun visor. The phone holder has a long arm which enables you to attach it to either a windscreen or a flat surface in the car. The adjustable angle also means you can see your phone safely whilst driving. The holder has an adjustable grip which holds most mobile phones (maximum opened width is 106mm - check your phone is not wider than this) and has padded side supports to secure the phone in position. There is also a quick-release button to remove your phone when you leave the car. And it couldn’t be easier to use – the SuperTooth Buddy features full auto pairing with the latest Bluetooth 2.1 enabled handsets. Mobiles using previous Bluetooth specifications can also be connected using the standard pairing process. The car kit also features an auto connect function. You can leave the device switched on and when you return it will instantly recognise and reconnect to your mobile as soon as you open

your car door. Call quality is excellent, the main unit features a powerful speaker and microphone, meaning voices are both picked up and emitted more clearly – even at motorway speeds. The SuperTooth Buddy features 20 hours talk time and 1000 hours standby time and can be re-charged with the included USB cable charger. You can also connect to 2 mobile phones simultaneously - useful if you have both a personal and a work mobile. The Inspectors Verdict: The SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth Visor Car Kit makes taking calls whilst driving a safe and easy experience. No need to wear an uncomfortable earpiece or even worse having to pull over to take the call. And of course if you had one of these kits you wouldn´t be tempted to take the call without stopping – a dangerous and illegal yet far too common practice. Please note the following is for information and is not intended as an advertisement - visit www.gadget-hound. co.uk/supertooth to purchase the SuperTooth Buddy Handsfree Bluetooth Visor Car Kit for 44€. Price quoted includes delivery to Spain and is subject to availability (Euro cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase).

Ingredients This is an innovative recipe app that is a must have for any cook. As one of the first recipe mobile apps that allow you to search by multiple ingredients, with allergies, calories, serving, cook time and much for for free. It has a cloud cookbook feature so you can add your own recipes, save recipes, and have them all backed up to the cloud so you can access them anytime, anywhere. There are over 175,000 recipes to pick from, even ones that can be made gluten or allergy free! You literally get to pick the specific ingredients you want, input the allergies you have and choose quick options for Category, Servings, or Calories or go for a certain meal with the meal type. This app will even let you sort by quickest, 20 minutes or less. Free to download on Google Play on all Android devices.


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Life travel

Temple of Indulgence: Murcia Casino IF THE magnificent entrance with its rose marble pillars and heroic allegorical bas reliefs isn’t enough to convince you that you are entering a building of grandeur and significance, then the Islamic splendour of the Patio Arabé will. Exuberant multi-coloured intricate designs with horseshoe arches radiating fantails of blue and gold arabesques fill the entrance hall of Murcia Casino, proclaiming its importance to the city’s business and cultural life of years gone by. Pass through the Arabic arch, with its marble columns and intricate plasterwork, and into the room to the left, where you enter an elegant Edwardian library. In the centre of the room, deep maroon and brass studded chairs surround the two enormous library tables with their brass hooded lamps. Laid out on the tables are the daily newspapers, each carefully locked in its wooden handling support. Around the walls small desks with darkened green shades allow members the privacy of private study or letter-writing. In one corner a wrought-iron spiral staircase twists its way up to a narrow balcony where leather-bound tomes rest majestically in glazed bookcases. Bookcases, balcony and books are born aloft on the wings of a flight of herons, each forming the ark of great cast iron brackets. To lighten the mood, visit the last room on the left, the ¡Tocador Señoras¡, the ladies’ powder room, although these days the gentlemen are allowed in. In a gallant nod to the ladies this room was set aside for their use, and in the male ponderousness of much of the rest of the casino, this tiny room is a delight. Gilded chairs line the walls, but it is the ceiling which draws the eyes and the gasps. Painted with eternally youthful maidens with bright butterfly wings skittering across a cloud-covered deep blue sky, they appear to be ascending heavenward to the centre of the domed ceiling. You suddenly realise though that they are in fact reaching out to one of their flaxen haired maids as she tumbles to earth, her wings on fire – although one couple of nymphets are too busy prettifying themselves to care! Before you leave the room stand in front of one of the tall oval mirrors and see yourself reflected into infinity in the one opposite, as you travel down an Alice in Wonderland hole in the wall. The painted butterflies of the Tocador Señoras are a mere aperitivo to the banquet that is the piece de resistance of the casino – the Salon de Baile. The ballroom is an incredible confection of gilding and gold moquette, with a stunning painted silk ceiling. Heavenly scenes and Greek rural idylls fill panels in the frieze and from the centre of a group of maidens floating on clouds who appear to be observing the goingson below from above a tromp l’oie balcony, five huge chandeliers hang, the light from their 326 bulbs reflected in a hundred directions from the incredibly rococo gilt mirror frames. The casinos in Spain are often deteriorating due to lack of new members, but they provide an important into the cultural history of the country. Many are open to the public or at least allow them to visit the more public rooms. It is unfortunately quite rare that anyone has actually written about them, either individually or collectively, but they are glorious reminders of the individuality and idiosyncrasy of the Spanish culture. This article is taken from Inland Trips from the Costa Blanca, a series of five ebooks, each of four excursions that cover the whole of the Valencian region. For further information and immediate download from Amazon.co.uk, visit www.spainuncovered.net


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Life music

Max Milian and Jim: Duo MAX MILIAN and Jim, 17 and 18-years-old, are two very talented boys who want to dedicate their life to music. They write songs; sing; play keyboard; guitar; mandolin and anything they can use to make music. Max, with his warm voice, does the main vocals and Jim, already a guitar hero and great at doing backing vocals, perform as a duo in a mainly acoustic way. The artists they are inspired by are: Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Michael Jackson and Eddie Vedder. Max and Jim will start recording their first single next month with famous Dutch producer Osiryx, known for many hits in the nineties, and the boys can be booked from 20th October. To get in contact with them: Through the Facebook ‘Max Milian’ page or contact 648 445 600.

Timewarp Duo: Tribute Shows Wayne HUSBAND AND wife duo Justin James and Jaime Lee are better known as ‘Timewarp’. Both Jaime and Justin have a true talent for singing whether performing haunting ballads, powerful rock anthems or pop classics. They have been performing professionally together for the past 15 years. All ‘Timewarp’ shows are known for their feel good and upbeat music for all generations to enjoy, where the audience is invited to relax and sing along or get up and dance the night away. Phone: 671 354 188 or visit www.timewarpduo.com OCTOBER GIGS Saturday 12th, Druids Cave II, Paichi Centre, Moraira: 9pm Tuesday 15th, Private Party, Gran Sol Hotel, Calpe Saturday 19th, Pasaje Bar/Rte, Orba: 9pm Thursday 24th, Private Party, Gran Alacant Saturday 26th, Bar Ambiente, Moravit, Moraira: 8.30pm

The Bourbon Street Stompers ‘Extra Gig’ in Parcent THE FABULOUS Bourbon Street Stompers, a classic New Orleans jazz band from Germany, reputed to be the hottest group of its type in Europe, are making a return visit to the Costa Blanca this weekend. They have agreed to perform an extra gig at the El Paraiso Restaurant, Parcent on Sunday 13th October, in the evening. For 20€ you get the jazz and a buffet supper with wine. For more information and bookings phone: 96 640 5398.

Horne & Barry Moon: Bar Bon Appetit, Javea

WAYNE HORNE (Back to Back Duo) and Barry Moon (Comedian) will be appearing in Bar Bon Appetit, Arenal, Javea, on Saturday 12th October at 9pm. Wayne will entertain you with a repertoire of classic hits from the 60s to today and Barry with his own unique brand of humour. Bar Bon Appetit is located at the far end of the Arenal, near to the Fish and Chip shop, and is also serving Roast Lunches every Sunday from 1pm. For reservations and bookings call: 96 647 1960.


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Life people Competition honours George A GOLF tournament is being hosted by the Benidoleig and District Branch of the royal British Legion in honour of President George Rutherford. By Jack Troughton GOLFERS WILL compete for the George Rutherford Trophy at the Oliva Nova course on 15th November and George hopes he will be there to present the winner with the trophy. George is a very popular Legion member and attends as many meetings as he can. He is currently staying at the Bon Retire Care Home in Javea and is proud to have a competition named after him – and impressed with the trophy. He is pictured with his wife Juana, Branch Treasurer Josie Creasey, and Branch Chairman Patrick Scully. For details of the golf tournament call Tony on 96 558 3199 tony@creasey.es or Mike on 96 649 5760 or mike.dunn@gmail.com

U3A Moraira-Teulada General Meeting available! children and Ladies now Kick Boxing classes for ils! deta Call for

THE VENUE for the next General Meeting is the Salon de Banquettes, Avenida Mediterraneo, Teulada, on Monday 4th November. Members are reminded that the doors do not open until 9.45am in order for the Committee to prepare the room and handle renewals for 2013. New members too are welcome to join our U3A before the meeting, to commence at 10.30am. The Guest Speaker is David Shute, a former BBC Correspondent and Senior Talks Producer at BBC Pebble Mill. He will be telling us of his early days when he was making his name working for shows like ‘The Today Programme’. He will be playing recordings of some of his reports and, if there is time, a few ‘bloopers’ from his private collection. Members will then be able to join Groups and find out more about Travel and Cultural Events. www.u3amoraira-teulada.org


11-17 OCT 2013

Life recipe

Stir Fried Chicken with Broccoli and Asparagus A STIR fry is a great way of using up left over ingredients and this one works particularly well. You could use other ingredients if you wish and the principal of cooking in a wok is always the same – use a very high heat and start with the ingredients that require the most cooking.

For the sauce • 2 tbls tomato ketchup • 1 tbls honey • 1 tbls soy sauce • 1 tsp sweet chilli sauce • 1 tsp five spice powder • A little water

• 2 small, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips • A thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger, peeled and finely sliced • 1 tbls soy sauce • A small head of broccoli, cut into florets • 6 spears of asparagus cut into 5cm pieces • Half a red pepper, deseeded and cut into strips • A slice of fresh pineapple, peeled and cut into chunks (optional) • A small onion, peeled and roughly sliced • Vegetable oil for frying

1. Combine the sliced chicken with the soy sauce and chopped ginger and set aside to marinate. 2. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and set aside. 3. When ready to cook, add a little oil to a wok and heat until smoking. Stir-fry the chicken with the marinade, onion and pepper for 3-4 minutes. Add the broccoli and asparagus and stir fry for 4-5 minutes before adding the pineapple. 4. Pour in the sauce and heat until

bubbling. Add a little more water if the sauce is too thick. Cover with a lid and reduce the heat. Cook for a further 2 minutes. Serve immediately with plain boiled rice. Serves 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 10-12 minutes

If you have a recipe you would like to share with RTN Readers, email your recipe and if possible a photo to rtnmail@roundtownnews.com

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Life health

Amanda Collins, Dip HE Family Medical Centre, Albir

CT (computerised tomography) lung cancer screening for smokers REUTERS NEWS agency has reported that according to new US guidelines, low dose CT (computerised tomography) scans should be offered to current or former smokers aged 55-74 who have smoked 20 cigarettes a day for 30 years or more. Smokers are particularly at risk of developing lung cancer because cigarettes contain a number of cancer-causing substances (carcinogens). Screening could be of particular use in heavy smokers because the symptoms of lung cancer often do not develop until the cancer is at an advanced stage, thus making the treatment of the condition challenging. Mass screening means testing everyone in a particular population for early stages of a disease before they have any symptoms. For example mammograms (used for breast cancer screening) or bowel cancer screening, carried out in the UK. Mass screening for lung cancer is unfeasible due to the cost. However, focusing resources on highrisk groups, as recommended in the US guidelines, may be a more cost-efficient approach. PROS AND CONS The massive ‘pro’ is the expected reduction in deaths due to lung cancer in smokers. However, as with most things in life, such screening is not without risk. One risk is the danger of ‘false positives’ where the scan detects a lesion that turns out to be harmless. This would cause stress to

the patient and possibly further unnecessary tests and investigations. Another risk is ‘false negatives’ whereby a cancerous lesion is missed, leading to false reassurance. There is also risk from radiation exposure. Although one low-dose CT scan involves only a small amount of radiation, if further imaging is required it can rapidly drive up the radiation dose patients receive. GUIDELINES The new guidelines recommend that the patient should receive counselling prior to

the test, informing them about the potential benefits and risks of CT screening to help them make an informed decision. It states that screening should be carried out in centres where on-going care, management and treatment can continue if necessary. And it points out that CT screening would not be a substitute for quitting smoking. WHAT IS THE CURRENT NHS POLICY ON SCREENING FOR LUNG CANCER? There is currently no national screening programme for lung cancer in the UK.

Testing for lung cancer is normally only offered to people with symptoms associated with lung cancer, such as a persistent cough, coughing up blood or persistent unexplained weight loss. It is likely that these American guidelines will be read with interest by relevant authorities in the UK and across Europe but a big factor will be cost. Despite the revenue from tax levied on tobacco, the cost of screening would be high. Some heavy smokers may choose to finance their own screening until a time when this is available on the NHS.

This article was written by Amanda Collins, Dip HE, Family Medical Centre, Albir. Should you wish to speak to Amanda about this issue please call 96 686 5072 or email info@albirfamilymedicalcentre.com

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NEW COMMUNITY HANDICRAFT/HOME PRODUCE MARKET OPENING at THE CHURCH CENTRE Carrer Favara 8 (Situated near the Thursday Market Javea Pueblo) THURSDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2013 (and thereafter every Thursday) Opens 10.30 a.m. – 1.00 p.m. Stalls provided by The Church Centre - contact Christine Williams at christine.basden@googlemail.com or Tel: 96 646 1439


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Life charity Shop team says ‘adios’ THE LADIES of the Teulada Charity Shop has said farewell to long serving member Brenda Bristow after 22 years of service to La Asociacion Benefica de Teulada. By Jack Troughton AFTER MAKING a decision to return to the UK, Brenda was presented with a watch by the shop staff and a handcrafted card filled with messages of goodwill and good luck for the future. And in saying goodbye to Brenda, the team is looking to say ‘hello’ to new members who are willing to give up a morning to work in the shop. Just pop in and speak to Pat or Marcia on a Wednesday morning. The charity shop is now taking in good quality autumn and winter clothes for sale, either on commission or as a donation. For more information visit www.charityshopteulada.com.

The Seve Ballesteros Foundation Dinner A HUGE success on all fronts was the verdict on this dinner held at the Mason Rio Seco Restaurante in Campoverde. The food was great, the music was Fantastic from Campoverde’s own Reef Band and the 80 diners responded by raising a massive 1,100€ for the chosen charity, The Seve Ballesteros Foundation. A big thank you to everyone who participated on the golf courses and all who donated prizes for the Grand Draw!

Brenda (middle back row) with colleagues

Anemona Walk/Run Benidorm ALL ARE welcome to join in the fun with Anemona for a Walk/Run along the beautiful Benidorm promenade - and it’s only 5€ to take part! All participants will receive their own Anemona T-shirt to wear with pride! For more information follow Anemona on Facebook: facebook.com/anemonaMarinaBaixa or visit the official website: www.anemona.org

Prize winners with organisers Alex & Ann McLennan


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Life horoscopes Venus trines with Uranus in your second house of deception and camouflage. You could be on the way to turn things around, especially as this week’s Lunar Eclipse will do much to show you that you were barking up the wrong tree. With all the will in the World it is time that the record was put straight and you freed to steer the ship. Venus squares on Chiron bringing new hope in a matter of the heart and a subsequent challenge which you are taking in your stride. There is a need to consolidate energies and to search for new directions as it is high time that you knew what you want to do. As Venus resolutely takes on Uranus the beans are spilled once and for all. There is no need to compromise, especially since the positive recent results seem to make everyone happy. You are gifted and patient and are about to be rewarded with the insight that will generate your new beginnings and help others in the long run. Things should never have had to get this far but resolve will nip everything else in the bud. Others have said that you have bitten off more than you can chew, but then they do not know what you are made of; or how hard you work to bring balance to the most negative of situations. Time this week to rest a bit as you plan the next move and start taking things to task, once and for all. Seeing things from another angle will help you. Free of the negative energies of Mars there comes a time to lay your cards on the table and speak your mind. The conjunctive side of Mercury brings you to a point whereby, just for once, there will be someone to hear you; and progress can be made because of this. Be grateful for small mercies, the best is just around the corner now. Mars enters with the direct effect of delaying something you have planned and worked towards. This is opportune because there is something you still have to do before you reach the right situation. Much will be revealed to you if you just keep your ear to the ground and all your many and talented options well and truly open. With Venus squaring on Chiron and a midweek trine on Uranus there is work to be done, and you are the best person for the job. You have balanced your innermost feelings so very well, but your need for clarity and transparency is highly commendable and inspiring. Time will tell, and a touch of the unexpected works magic for you. Your own highly developed psychic skills are telling you that something needs to be changed. Keeping everything within you there comes a time whereby something has got to give and yet you can be sure that you are doing all that you can right now. Keep your temper as all around you seem to be doing the best to lose theirs. The midweek entry of the fleeting Goddess of Love, Venus, crosses into your fourth house where inner peace and meditation are put to good use. Look within to see that your balance and enthusiasm always comes from a sincere need to make everybody happy. Right now you need to think of yourself in all aspects; it’s not selfish, it’s kind. Pluto is illuminating and forensic in all actions that involve you, and caring and sharing for yourself should feature greatly. Who cares if things haven’t worked out the way you wanted? You have done your level best, and have done much to put heart and soul onto the menu for all to see. A fresh start beckons, and you are finally moving on! Mighty Uranus takes on Aries and this should bring you new horizons and a much needed boost to any forward plans you like to make just now. Things always do seem to fall into place for you, but it is high time to channel energy into your own specific projects and this will help you glimpse what needs to come around to bring you happiness. Chiron partners Pisces so well. This week is all about your receiving an offer that you cannot and will not refuse in the current scheme of things. Multi talented and blessed with an ability to see things from every angle, the only glitch now could only possibly come from you not believing truly in yourself, and all that this could imply.

Kenny corris www.kennycorris.net Mobile: 686 361 594 Telephone: 965 878 424

Soled and heeled LOVE LUCK and the fulfilment of Destiny are wonderful reasons to be here on Earth. Whilst it is true that we often do not realise how lucky we are, until we lose something on the way along our journey of life; sometimes blessings are hard to hold on to, and we take them for granted. The fearful message of change very often brings us something better, but we are creatures of habit and seem to like things to be just the way that they are. Embracing changes can bring so much to us, but the tried and tested formulas bring comfort in repetition and often are our backbone. Challenges bring on a chance to see around something, to focus clearly and resolutely on it or to run a mile in the other direction at the mere thought of it. Each of us interacts the way we can, but the old adage that you never know what you can do until you try is so, so true. Many of us have a built in fear of failing, and that’s simply because we judge ourselves very often by the acts of others who have made a determined success of what we are about to take on. New shoes sometimes take a while to adapt to our feet, however stylish and beautiful they may be, there has to be a bit of pain sometimes when the shoe hits skin for the first time. We can take out a pair of old faithful, comfortable shoes, however, and they have adapted to fit us very well…so much so that any initial pain experienced wearing them in the past just doesn’t matter anymore and they fit like a glove. You have to enjoy a good fitting through life and set the scene for what you want to achieve whatever it may be. Here Spirit comes in to make waves when you want to splash and to calm you when fraught times see you on the edge of something, and just where you do not want to be. On this

Kennys diary Coming Soon: Autumn Spiritual Fair in Altea La Vella. Please contact for information and further details. Readings in Albir: Mini readings available Monday October 14th and Wednesday October 16th at: Bistro Something Else (formerly The Maya Bistro) from 16.30. Bookings 966 868 213. The Spiritual Café welcomes all to come and meet at the Costa Blanca’s original Spiritual location. DNA: A Workshop: A one day workshop that helps you to charge your own unique Spiritual DNA. A comprehensive workshop, open to all, that intensifies, accelerates and inspires Spiritual progress and indicates the clear way ahead. Dates in October/November, or can travel to your own group or organisation. For details please call Kenny directly on 686 361 594 or leave a message on: 96 587 8424. Meditation Workshop: Working with your Sanctuary is a half day workshop in Meditation technique. No previous experience necessary and all welcome as we explore our hidden depths. New dates. Call for info.

If it’s your birthday this week

the true journey of life; yes, you can fall over, and a spiritual friend or two can work wonders putting you right back where you belong. However many of us trust in ourselves to pick ourselves up, dust ourselves down and get back there, under our own steam. Whatever takes your fancy. There are no hard and fast rules, but we have to remain true to ourselves and minimise the pain, if there is any, and we have pride that greatly helps the healing process. Feeling any pain does help us to better understand those who are up against it right now, and whatever the cure for our hunger or heartache, is best shared when emotion permits and we see mirrored events popping up in the lives of others we care about. Walk a mile in my shoes, people say, whenever the individual burden would be hard for anyone to experience. Then and only then can you begin to see what’s wrong, what could be better and what now must be done. Nobody can be comfortable in someone’s shoes. An actress friend of mine never felt comfortable until she was wearing the right shoes for her role. Playing character roles from doddery carpet slipper wearing pensioners to secretarial spike heels and corn blistering stilettos; just wearing the shoes let her feel the basic necessities for the acting job in hand. The character always developed upwards from the right footwear, and she always wore her selected shoes even on the first run through of a script. So, there we go. Whether you are barefoot in the park of life, or dancing in your wellies in the rain remember that just like us, every item of footwear be it Louboutin or Primark has an upper to protect above, and a sole to balance below, and promises time together with you as you walk the face of this Earth to whatever destinations you so choose; footloose and fancy free!

Love & Light... Kenny Corris

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Email your letters to me at: kennycorris@roundtownnews.com

Kenny, my brother took his life last year. I haven’t really got over it, and in some ways I think that I never will. What frightens me is that many have said to me that I can’t get to make contact with someone who takes their own life. Does this mean he has to contact me instead? We grew apart over the past years but I did love him and want him to know it. Myra P. Myra, I wish I knew where the information comes from when people say such things about suicide deaths and the right of those who have taken their lives to connect in the Spirit World. I have had a wealth of contact with those who have killed themselves and through contact have often learned their reason for wanting to pass over. Nobody could be rejected by Spirit in this way, it would be too cruel. I find that suicide victims come through loud and clear, and can be very remorseful of what they have done. My job is never to judge anyone, and to get a message through to the other side. You can contact your brother when you wish, and tell him that you are open to receiving messages from him also. Contact will happen quite naturally, and if you need any further help please make contact with me. Good luck!

Changing energies bring positive and negative energies straight to your door. The Cosmos knows that it is time you got your act together and so you are being sorely tested and have to get through the complications of now to pursue that which you know that you have to.


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Sudoku

Quick Crossword

Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 7. A coat of paint for the detonator (6) 8. Just the party for the chaser! (6) 10. Being about to surrender the Communist fell back (7) 11. Gun rule (5) 12. We hear a dramatic event is witnessed (4) 13. A mournful noise for the girl, by the sound of it (5) 17. Soft protuberance well filled out (5) 18. Take the skin off the fruit, one hears (4) 22. Craft will bring back weekly lotteries (5) 23. Chosen alternative for a voter (7) 24. The Spanish having smooth footballing combination (6) 25. There could be no part for the sponsor (6)

Last weeks crossword answers can be found with the TV listings.

Word Ladders

DOWN 1. Work on newspapers and behave tyrannically (7) 2. Having a certain key thrown away (7) 3. Makes one’s way to western borders (5) 4. Sailor’s knot (3-4) 5. One who votes for another man (5) 6. Fragrant plant belonging to you and me (5) 9. One of those strange statistics? (3,6) 14. A trimmer required for the ship (7) 15. Tears up untidy field (7) 16. It’s exhausting when we get a telephone call (7) 19. A street round the south-east is part of the estate (5) 20. Went in a boat and fell out! (5) 21. Near the border there’s an exceptionally tough type (2-3)

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

ACROSS 7. Mend (6) 8. Harm (6) 10. Loquacious (7) 11. Concur (5) 12. Highway (4) 13. Match (5) 17. Condition (5) 18. Heath (4) 22. Vagrant (5) 23. Strain (7) 24. Downy (6) 25. Robust (6)

DOWN 1. Valour (7) 2. Hardy (7) 3. Guide (5) 4. Handcuff (7) 5. Worry (5) 6. Cut (5) 9. Lay waste (9) 14. Stun (7) 15. Leaves (7) 16. Hand bomb (7) 19. Cram (5) 20. Indistinct (5) 21. Cancel (5)

Euromillions Draw Friday 4th October 2013

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Spooky thriller ‘VINTAGE HITCHCOCK’ is the autumn production by the Monte Pego Theatre Company and is presented in the form of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s early films. By Jack Troughton THE BOX Office is now open for this mix of spies, murder and love stories bringing all the trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock to life – featuring The Lodge, Sabotage, and 39 Steps. And as well as the creepy excitement of all Hitchcock���s work, there is the added thrill of sound effects being produced live on

stage at the Rafol Theatre. Vintage Hitchcock runs from 28th to 30th November. Tickets are 12€ - and a special offer means 11 for the price of 10 – and include a free interval drink. Call 635 688 990 or email montepegotheatrecompany@gamail.com

Jazz at the Parador By Jack Troughton JAZZ FANS are ready to support the return of live music every month at Javea’s Parador Hotel starting on Friday 18th October. Opening the concerts of Jazz at the Parador is the Enric Peidro Quartet which features the acclaimed British pianist Richard Busiakiewickz. The hotel took the plunge

after a successful concert held in the grounds this summer and plans to attract top Musicians and put jazz firmly back on the Costa Blanca map. Tickets are 8€ and the evening starts at 8.30pm. Reservations are recommended either from the Parador reception desk or by emailing reservasjazzparador@gmail.com

Motown hits on stage MOTOWN SOUL Fever is the new show from Streetwise Productions and is being staged at La Nucia on 25th and 26th October. There is a cast of over 60 aged between six and 60 performing hits from the golden age of soul in this musical, raising cash for the charity Asociacion Valenciano de Solidaridad con Los Ninos. Directed and choreographed by Pascalle Bruens at the Auditori de Mediterrania, expect music from the likes of the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Diana Ross, Marvin Gaye and many more. The show starts at 8pm each evening. Tickets are 12€.


Life spanish

11-17 OCT 2013 Basic Spanish for everyday needs by Jane Cronin

Step by Step Spanish -52 Compound verb tenses (3)

WE ARE working through various compound tenses and are concentrating on the ones that use various forms of the verb “haber”. THE TWO tenses we have looked at so far – “he hablado” (I have spoken) and “había hablado” (I had spoken) illustrate the fact that it is the verb “haber” that does the changing whilst the main verb (in this case “hablar”) is in the past participle form “hablado” (spoken). There are several more of these compound tenses that are formed in the same way, by changing the verb “haber” and combining it with a main verb in the past participle. In English I can say “I have spoken” and “I had spoken” in the past but I can also refer to the future with “I will have spoken”. We use this form when we want to talk about something that will happen in the future before something else. For example: “By the time he arrives home his wife will

have spoken to the doctor”. (His wife will speak to the doctor before he arrives home). The word “already” is often appropriate in these sentences. Here’s another example: “When you read this article, I will have already written the next one” (I will write the next article before you read this one). Now, to put this into Spanish is actually quite a logical operation. We need to express “will have” as the future form of “haber”. The future of “haber” goes like this: “habré, habrás, habrá, habremos, habréis, habrán”. Then we add this to the past particle of the main verb. This gives us the following: “Cuando llegue a casa, su mujer habrá hablado con el médico”. “Cuando leas este artículo, ya habré

escrito el siguiente”. (“ya” is already). Those most observant among you will have noticed (haha) that after “cuando” referring to a future event, the verb goes into the present subjunctive – “Cuando llegue” and “cuando leas”. We talked about this when we were learning about the present subjunctive but if it’s too much at the moment to think about, please ignore it and just concentrate on the task at hand, which is the second half of each sentences using “habrá hablado” and “habré escrito”. Next week we’ll talk some more about verb forms which use “estar” and then we’re on to the most fiddly compound verb tenses of all. They’re great fun, but after that we’ll go right back to the beginning and start all over again!

The Provincial Council of Alicante rewards entrepreneurship By Keith Nicol ALICANTE’S YOUNG entrepreneurs and artists were given recognition last week, along with some very welcome cash prizes! A total of 17 projects were awarded the young Alicante Pasdar Friday during the XII Provincial Youth Awards Gala, which this year attracted the participation of 250 people. The project Bitmarketing of Alicante, from Carlos Almazan won the Entrepreneurship Award worth 3,000 euros. This Internet marketing agency provides services to enhance online communication. In the Music section, the prize in the solo category, 1.200 euros went to Elianne Rumahloine of Torrevieja on the theme ‘Hormones’. There is also money in blogging with the first prize of 1,500 euros, going to Javier Valero with ‘Touching the Void’. In Short Film category was won by Nerea Marcén with ‘Las reglas del juego’; the Short Story section three winners were Ainhoa García (Alicante) with ‘The subway guy’, Patricia Garcia (San Vicente) with ‘Princess XXI century’ and Mary Romero (Elda) with ‘The gift of life’ and finally, in the category of Photography, Cristina Llorens won the 1,500 euro first prize with ‘Forbidden’. On the musical front, local Torrevieja vocalist Shani Orminston, a winner in 2012 entertained the audience along with a Gymnastic group.

Life books

Relic

TOM EGELAND is Norwegian and this book, his seventh, is translated to English by Tara Chace. SHE DOES so effortlessly, with a full use of English idiomatics and expressions so that the author, who is also the storyteller, might well have been born in Chelsea. That is all to the good for the story is fascinating and long in the telling. Principal character Bjørn Beltø is an archaeological research assistant from Oslo University representing the interests of Norwegian Antiquities on a British sponsored dig on the ruins of Værne Monastery near Thule. The purpose of the dig seems unclear until a wooden box containing a golden shrine is unearthed. It becomes obvious to Bjørn that the English archaeologist directing the dig has no intention of handing the find to Norwegian Antiquities and he manages to steal the shrine back – but then discovers that his superiors are part of the plot to keep the shrine from the public. Author: Tom Egeland Publisher: John Murray Publishers (paperback) Price: 10.40 euros ISBN: 978 0 7195 2173 7

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Hunted by the plotters, the young man sets out on a perilous journey to unravel the complex codes that point to the shrine’s secret. His quest takes him to London, Oslo, France, and Israel and through the trials of a lost love until the truth dawns. The book is a clever rehash of the facts laid out in Dan Brown’s The Da Vinci Code and more, for as Egeland tells it the story is utterly more believable. If you like religious argument and the dispelling of myths, this is the book for you.

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talkin’ balls with Andrew James Sponsored by “The Three Lions” (Carrer de Manuel de Falla, Albir) The Best Footy Bar on the Costa Blanca; Showing Every Game, Every Week!

Is Roy on the Road to Rio?

England’s World Cup 2014 qualifying campaign comes to a close over the next few days and all eyes will be on Roy Hodgson’s men, whose tickets to Brazil are currently hanging in the balance. The Three Lions face Montenegro tonight and Poland on Tuesday and only two wins from those two fixtures will guarantee automatic qualification for next summer’s tournament. Both games will be played at Wembley, which is of course an advantage, but I can’t honestly say that I’m particularly confident about how this whole thing will turn out. Yes, England currently top what was never going to be an easy group and they are unbeaten in their previous eight group games, but the four games against their realistic qualification rivals ended in stalemate and the four wins were home and away victories against Moldova and international whipping-boys San Marino – so qualification is far from a certainty! Friday night’s action could go a long way to determining how important Tuesday’s game is though because 2nd place Ukraine take on Poland in 4th at 8pm before England play 3rd place Montenegro at 9pm so, if the early kick-off ends in a draw and England then claim victory, The Three Lions would only need a point from their game against Poland on Tuesday to qualify as group winners. The flip-side of the coin however is that if Ukraine beat Poland in Kiev (likely) and England only manage a draw with Montenegro (also likely), then Hodgson’s men would have to beat Poland in order to just finish second in the group and then negotiate the play-offs in order to reach the finals.....so I wouldn’t book your flights just yet lads! This Week in “The Lions”: Fri 11th Oct: Tue 15th Oct:

Azerbaijan v N. Ireland (6pm) Wales v Macedonia (8.45pm) England v Montenegro (9pm) Rep. Ireland v Kazakhstan (8.45pm) Belgium v Wales (9pm) Scotland v Croatia (9pm) England v Poland (9pm)

FC Torry news LAST SUNDAY Torry entertained Paterna CF and won a close fought game 2-0 with both goals coming in the space of 2 minutes mid-way through the first half. The first from Rafa from a tap in and the second from Pastor with a fine finish. Victory takes Torry up to 6th in the league table. Torry played away to Villarreal C on Wednesday and hopefully will have won again . On Sunday Torry are at home to high flying Jove Espanol . 6 pm kick-off. Try to be there.

Run to the real Sun!

KOREA MAY have played host to the F1 this weekend, but Spain had the stock car racing event of the year dubbed ‘Run to the Real Sun’. It had it all – engines roaring, tyres screeching, t-boning, nudging, spinning and wheel-to-wheel racing. The marshals really had their work cut out for them and did Velocity proud, ensuring that no-one was hurt and that a fantastic night’s racing was had by all. Drivers from across the UK and Germany joined the men and women of Velocity to determine just who would become a European Champion and lift a coveted trophy. The tournament was split into three groups – two each for the rookie rods and one for the lightnings and each group competed in two heats and then a final. This was followed by a winner-takes-all, one-off race consisting of 20 laps around the Circuito Cartagena track -definitely not for the faint hearted! All in all, the crowd were entertained with three full hours of thrill-inducing and heart-stopping racing. Showing the boys how it should be done, Rookie driver Caroline Capel won the first heat, came third in the second and then went on to secure a convincing win in the final and earn herself a trophy. The visitors fared much better in the Rookies second round, with Mark Pope in number 654 proving exactly why he is the former Cornish Champion by winning not only the heat but also the final for this category earning a trophy to take back with him. The lightning rods title was a heavily contested battle between Nick Kelly in No. 48 and Dave Belcher in No.8. Nick had the better drive in the first heat and secured the win whilst Belchie came back with a win in the second. With a trophy up for grabs in the final, these two drivers went wheel-to-wheel for a full 20 laps, ending with Nick in first place and Belchie finishing second. Not content with that, Nick then went on to win the Euro all-comers title as well – is there no stopping him? Directions for the next race night on 19th October may be found at www.velocityracing.eu

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THIS WEEK was the annual ‘Jolly Boys outing’ down to Arcos de la Frontera for a week’s fishing festival. The fishing this year was not as prolific as last year with the top weight being only 70 kilos. However, everybody had plenty of fish during the week with the total weight caught being 2610 kilos (in round terms 2.5 tonnes). The week was not without its humorous moments, notably anglers having to go for a swim to get their poles back. Never relax for a moment as the fish seem to know! The best of the swimmers had to be Doug Hornblow - as soon as his pole was taken he dived from his box into the water and managed to retrieve it before it had gone a few yards! Other anglers said the water was not that cold but they had swum some 15-20 yards to retrieve their poles. The weather was not that kind to us as we got wet Monday and Tuesday. Winners of the Festival as follows: 1st: Ian Dalzell with 236.2 kilos 2nd: Doug Hornblow with 232.49 kilos 3rd: Lenny Bolton with 211.22 kilos

4th: Stan Roberts with 204.11 kilos 5th: Dave Hoare with 177.97 kilos PLEASE NOTE The club has some vacancies at present: if you are interested in joining please contact Derek Swann on 96 672 9293 or 603 535 771. ABBEY ANGLING RESULTS: Supplied by Terry Screen No match this week as the club was on the Jolly Boys outing. Anglers Together THE OBJECTIVE of Anglers Together was to introduce anglers to each other, who otherwise had no one to fish with or didn’t know where to fish. It was successful in bringing together many anglers who established friendships and which continue to this day. No meetings are held now but information is still available through our email address; anglerstogether@hotmail.co.uk.


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Support is needed Noel’s world of golf By Noel Eastwell Teaching Professional Alicante Golf 639 730 891

I HAD a very interesting conversation with a small group of golfers who came to play at Alicante Golf last week. The subject was about the committee members elected to serve the golf societies of which they are members. My experience of golf society members is that they are very supportive of the committee members who do so much work for nothing so that the majority of members can play golf without any aggravation and in a relaxed state. The big question being asked was about the number of times a committee member should be allowed to stay in the same position within the society before their position becomes stale and the person believes they are untouchable, thinking they are the most important person within the society? This question is one that has perhaps innumerable answers and is almost impossible to answer. I do think, however, that it would be good if a committee person rotated within the committee after perhaps two or three years so that all involved can experience the different problems faced by others doing their best for the group. This I feel sure would lead to a much better

understanding of all the problems faced by those running golf societies. Running a society is something that many think is a very easy thing to do but to run a golf society that is happy and friendly needs all involved in the society to understand not only the amount of effort involved but also the amount of problems faced on the day the society plays its golf. A small number of golf clubs are now asking societies to confirm numbers 24 hours before they are due to play. This in itself is no problem except when the society arrives and one player does not arrive (for what in many cases is a valid reason) and the club wants to be paid for the number of players advised the day before. This is a very unfair and expensive way for the golf societies to play and is a risk the clubs have to accept. Other problems also arise when a format of play is agreed and we again see someone turn up to play. This often means stress and the need for quick decisions and actions that in many cases prevent the committee members enjoying their day out. So the way forward is for everyone to have a better understanding of what it takes to run a golf

society and give all the committee their unwavering support doing a job that very often nobody else wants to take on and allow them to enjoy their golf as well as you. WIN A DOZEN SRIXON GOLF BALLS COURTESY OF GOLF MED Answer the question below correctly to have a chance to win. The winner of this fantastic prize will be picked at random at the end of each month. Send your entries by email to golf@roundtownnews.com The decision of the editor of RTN will be final in making the winning selection. QUESTION FOR OCTOBER 11TH 2013 Which US Golfer has the nickname ‘Lefty?’ All answers must be received no later than 5pm on 31st October to be entered into October’s draw, to be made on 31st October 2013. The winner will be announced in RTN on 8th November 2013. To collect your prize you will have to come along to an RTN Golf Club day and meet with Noel Eastwell.

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Tour Talk THE GREAT Severiano Ballesteros created The Seve Trophy to give matchplay experience in a team environment to the golfers of the European Tour and after last week’s event we have seen once again what great foresight Seve had as a number of potential Ryder Cup players competed in France. The bi-annual event between Continental Europe and Great Britain & Ireland has seen GB & I succeed six out of the seven times the event has been played, until last Sunday when by the narrowest of margins Europe succeeded in Paris. The young talent playing the matches

has once again proved that there is a huge depth to the talent ready to compete at the highest level for many years to come. Europe was led Jose Maria Olazabal who once again produced a winning formula for Europe in team golf. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 12th October, Callaway Demo day at Alicante Golf 19th October, RTN weekly golf meeting at Alicante Golf 26th October, RTN Weekly golf meeting at Alicante Golf 5th November, RTN monthly league match at Alicante Golf

The tow captains; Olazabal & Torrance with The Seve Trophy


11-17 OCT 2013

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Brian Deller Author of Motoring in Spain

Lost your Spanish driving licence? DEAR BRIAN: My husband has lost his Spanish driving licence. We were told that we needed to go to the Guardia and obtain a ‘denuncia’ – however, they said this was not necessary as he had lost it and there was nobody to blame but himself. I have downloaded the form ‘solicitud de duplicado de’: is it necessary for us to go to Trafico in Alicante or can we post the form to them? Is there a fee for this and what if any documents should we take/or send? Sue Collins. Brian says: We are all careless occasionally. A Spanish licence or ‘Permiso de Condicir’ will be registered on the Trafico system. To get a new one quickly he can go to the nearest Trafico with his Residencia, or NIE, Passport and an up to date (current) original of your Padron certificate obtained from your local ayuntamiento. He must not drive without carrying any form of licence. If you drive here you should also have completed the medical. Better still, if you have a photocopy of the lost permiso, take that with you. Get the TASA application form TASA 2/2, 23 (see

link below to download it) on which is written the details (you can type some on your PC in Adobe Reader) and why you need a new one (he pedido el original). Take a copy of the loss report, or the number at least, to the local police and enquire if he needs or is due a periodic medical. You will know this by when the lost one expires as they all expire when a medical is due. If the lost licence has or is about to expire, then I would take the medical now. The clinics now take the photograph and apply on line for you if you pass the medical (if you are fit to drive this is easy). They will then issue you with a temporary licence until your new card is posted from the local Trafico. It is also important that you report the loss to the local policia and get a receipt of the report number to take with you for the medical. I do not know the current cost of the medical and procedure to replace the permiso but I should take 75€ with you. Please let me know how you get on.

Download application form TASA 2,23: http://www.dgt.es/was6/portal/contenidos/ documentos/oficina_virtual/conductores/hojas_ informativas/2.23-Castellano.PDF Dear Brian: Thank you for your help: we now have a new driving licence. Sue Collins

There is much more detailed information on all motoring subjects in my book. Brian Juan (John) Deller, Malaga, author, ‘Motoring in Spain’ www.spainvia.com. Tel: 666 888 870 Brian Deller, author, book Motoring in Spain, ISBN No 978 84 611 9278 6. Shops’ addresses in my web site at: www.spainvia.com/bookshopslist.htm

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