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Issue 731

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Scenes from the parade

Poppy power with RBL by Jack Troughton COLOUR AND a little pomp and circumstance brought Benidorm to a halt on Wednesday as the Royal British Legion launched its 2013 Poppy Appeal. In a moving ceremony – marked with a minute’s silence and the playing of the Last Post – people were asked to “dig deep” as every cent would help support servicemen and

women and their families. And people living on the Costa Blanca were urged to “wear your poppy with pride” and help fill collection buckets to support the charity and its work. A parade along the Levante Beach to the Rincon was led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums, followed by the standards of the branches of the Royal British Legion District North Spain and other Armed Forces organi-

sations and Dutch Veterans. Marching at the rear of the parade were Legion members, joined by Spanish servicemen, and two Chelsea Pensioners dressed in their distinctive scarlet uniforms were cheered by the crowd. Last year District North Spain raised over 171,000€ in a record Poppy Appeal, money spent on a Royal British Legion welfare bill that tops £1.7 million a week.

SYMBOL The Royal British Legion was founded in 1921 to care for soldiers of the Great War and their families explained the RBL District North Spain Chairman Chris Wyatt – taking the poppy as its symbol. He said there were branches around the world, run by volunteers, caring “for life” for veterans growing ever younger. Continued on page 6


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Feeding the EMAUS kids by Jack Troughton BIG-HEARTED TONY Grande is in a daily battle to put food on the table for the youngsters cared at the Costa Blanca homes of EMAUS. Describing himself as a “loose cannon”, he said he worked at the grass roots contacting each house to see what they required – not only in food but also things like toiletries and washing powder. EMAUS has found itself in continued crisis this year as it waits for government funding but expat charities have done their best to fill the gap. Tony said he had spent 40,000€ of donated funds so far in 2013 – and other agencies were spending similar sums. “At the moment the morale of EMAUS staff is very low – it is the uncertainty of the thing that is the problem more than anything else – but you cannot speak highly enough of the carers, they are amazing people,” he said. “There are a lot of people raising money for EMAUS and they are doing fantastic things – there is a danger of the public thinking they have everything they need but obviously they don’t - they are struggling.” This week Tony and his wife Lucy were off on a Grant A Wish treat after the charity received “many” nominations for his “hard work and commitment” to the EMAUS kids over seven years. As they left for a much-needed break, Grant A Wish founder Jody Kirby said: “Tony shows complete selflessness. He is just such a remarkable guy – he really does have the kindness heart and even though he has recently been through two bereavements in the family and has not been 100% himself, he has still put these children first.

needed to get across the size of the problem – there were 96 children cared for by Los Arcos de Altea, another 24 at Relleu and over 20 women and children in a refuge for victims of domestic violence. He said over the years he had got to know carers and children personally. “The plan was to be like a military operation – we would get in there, drop the stuff off and no one would ever know we had been there – it didn’t work and I got personally involved. “EMAUS has let me run round as a loose cannon and letting me tie up loose ends – they can’t just have people turning up and knocking on the door saying ‘here is a kilo of apples’.” He said although none of the kids were starving he tried to make sure they ate a nutritious diet. “At the end of the day I am helping provide a very basic level of feeding these children – but there are charities doing lots and lots of other things.” Tony is about to launch a new charity ‘Make a Smile’ to move things away from his business, although anyone wanting to find out more about EMAUs could still visit the FaceBook site for the Calpe Bed Centre.

Seafood spectacular THOUSANDS OF people visited Javea Port last weekend to enjoy the second annual ‘Mar de Tapas’ and taste some inventive treats created by bars and restaurants. Three ticket booths – vouchers are exchanged for food and drink – sold a staggering 26,000 tickets over the three days. And event organisers of the business association Asociacion de Comerciantes y Empresarios de Aduanas Del Mar said the whole event “was a great success”. Vice-President Andreas Ortiz, who owns Restaurante Piri Piri, told RTN: “The weekend was very successful, probably better than we expected, thanks to the help of the weather and a better organisation, having three points selling tickets.” He said thanks must go to the British community for supporting the tapas weekend. “This year we made sure all the publicity and the descriptions of the tapas was in both English and Spanish and I am sure that helped increase numbers of visitors. “It was good to see everyone enjoying themselves and we are very sure there will be another Mar de Tapas next weekend.”

New Distribution point in Oliva

INNOCENT “He continually fights everyday to raise funds and awareness for these poor innocent children.” Tony told RTN people supporting EMAUS youngsters

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Jody Kirby (left) with Lucy and Tony

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Register on the ‘Padron’ A NEW drive by provincial government, the Diputacion de Alicante, hopes to get more expats to register on the ‘Padron’ and able to exercise a vote in next year’s European elections.

by Jack Troughton The ballot for the European Parliament takes place on 25th May 2014 and the Department of Foreign Citizens at the Diputacion has organised a series of meetings across the Costa Blanca. The campaign, ‘Municipal Register and the 2014 European Parliament Elections’, is aimed at informing everyone how to cast a vote in the election in Spain. The objective is to explain how to register on the ‘Padron’ – and the benefits of joining the town hall register – how to vote, and answer any questions. SPECIALIST The sessions are one hour long and will be conducted by people with specialised knowledge of the procedures involved with translators. And there are two leaflets to accompany the campaign ‘Municipal Register (Padron Mu-

nicipal)’ and ‘Elections to the European Parliament’. They are available in five languages – Spanish, English, German, French and Dutch – and will be distributed at the meetings. In addition the information is available online at The meetings in English are being held at: Rojales on 22nd October at 11am in the Agencia Comarcal de Rojales; Javea on 24th October at 6pm in the Casa de Cultura; Benissa on 29th October at 11am at Calle La Purisman 5759; Torrevieja on 5th November at 10.30am in the Centro Municipal de Ocio. La Nucia on 7th November at 11am in the Auditorio de la Mediterrania; Pilar de la Horadada on 12th November at noon in the Centro Municipal ‘Oficina Monte’; Orihuela on 14th November at 10.30am in the Centro Civico ‘Alameda del Mar’; Teulada-Moraira on 27th November at 4pm in the Espai La Senieta, Moraira; and Calpe on 28th November at 11am in the Casa de Cultura.

Smokers under fire

SMOKERS ARE coming under fire as a result of a time and motion study by the Mutual Society for Work-related Injuries in corroboration with pharmaceutical company Pfizer. The study showed that smokers’ cigarette breaks in the workplace can cost the company up to 2,000€ each year, based on up to four breaks each day, assessed as equating to half an hour of lost work daily.

Plane collides with pylon A 72-YEAR-OLD man was seriously injured on Tuesday when the plane he was piloting collided with an electricity pylon at around 11.25am, forcing him to make an emergency landing on a public road in Mutxamel. The plane’s undercarriage made contact with power lines close to the pylon. The English pilot suffered several fractures and

was admitted to the University Hospital of Sant Joan d’Alacant. The accident occurred just a short distance from several private residences. Members of the local police and fire service have been commended for their prompt action in recovering the pilot from the wreckage and administering first response medical attention.

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Aid for Zimbabwe village

First step for appeal STEPPING OUT to start the annual Poppy Appeal, members of the Javea Branch of the Royal British Legion paused for a photo before starting the annual sponsored walk along the Renal Beach. The walk raised over 1,500€ a year ago, part of the branch’s 11,500€ to a record total of more than 171,000€ collected over the Legion’s District North Spain. Chairman Roger Dawes said: 2I am sure we will make even more in sponsorship this year but I don’t know about our collection boxes – so many people have returned to the UK and many bars and cafes have closed. “But as a branch we are doing very well. We get more than 100 members to our meetings at L’Ancora Tennis Club.” The branch is staging a Poppy Appeal Funday on Saturday 26th October starting at 11am at the Quo Vadis Restaurant, opposite the Naranja Camp Site in Javea. And the annual Remembrance Service will be at the Fisherman’s Church in Javea Port on Sunday 10th November, at 3pm.

by Jack Troughton A COSTA Blanca church congregation was spurred into action at hearing villagers in a Zimbabwe community were suffering when food supplies broke down in the aftermath of Presidential Elections. Missionaries Sarah and Graham Giles, who work for Assisting Communities and Children In Africa (ACACIA) reported to Javea International Baptist Church - which has supported the project for seven years - villagers were completely without food. The missionaries had watch a community develop as houses were built in Mizuwe Village, St Peters, near Bulawayo, and the people celebrated every time a home was completed with three agencies working with the villagers, included Food for Work. But during elections everything stopped – including the supply of food. People’s initial joy at being given a home and land was hit hard – travel to the city cost $3 and the journey was too far to walk – there was no work and no means of earning an income. Sarah and Giles began to supply food packs backed by a UK church but the money ran out at the beginning of September. Ruth Crooks of the Javea church heard the new from her friends in Zimbabwe and began fund raising – organising a barbeque,


93-yearold Amos outside his first house with Sarah and Graham

bring and share and an auction to buy food and supplies. In total 730€ was raised by Javea International Baptist Church. Over the last seven years each time Sarah and Graham have opened a new school as part of ACACIA is has supplied equipment and money for food and clothes and will continue to support the project. To find out more about the church visit or call 96 579 5847. More information about ACACIA is available at


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Spanish exile seeks funding by Jack Troughton YOUNG SPANISH film-maker Ruben Hornillo is making another attempt for ‘crowd-funding’ backing for his project ‘Espanoles en el Exilio’ – Spanish Exile. Born in Seville and raised in Javea, Ruben now lives and works in Hollywood and is determined to tell the story of a lost generation. Living abroad since 2009, he wants to tell the story of young Spanish people forced to emigrate in search of work because of the crisis in their home country. He believes the film will tell of how young people fulfilled their part of a social contract – they studied hard, learned foreign languages, and travelled abroad – but have been severely let down. The first fund-raising campaign was on an ‘all or nothing’ Spanish site. It failed to meet its target when the appeal closed so all pledges were lost. Now Ruben and his Spanish Exile crew have entered the fray again using an American platform ‘Indiego-

go’. Launched last week, the appeal has a 60-day duration and a goal of $10,000 – around 7,400€. Ruben said: “I felt morally obligated to carry on with the project, because the current wave of Spanish emigration has done nothing but increase, despite the euphemisms used by politicians like ‘external mobility’ to sugar coat this authentic drama. “And, also, because I can’t disappoint the thousands of people who have shown their support since the project was first announced.” He hopes the crowd-funding funds combined with sponsorship and the backing of sympathetic organisations around the world will get the project in the can – it involves telling the stories of exiles around the world. Ruben has already been in contact with young Spanish people across the globe who, like him, migrated to different destinations in the hope of finding work – some with more luck than others. Their tales can be found at website

In addition the website has recruited several émigrés to blog about their experiences and share their thoughts on the crisis and possible solutions to a brain drain caused by the economic downturn. It is hoped the new funding campaign will allow filming to get underway to start in the spring of 2014. The Indiegogo campaign site is at w w w. i n diegogo. c o m / projects/ e s p a noles-enel-exilio/ x/4371495

Introducing the ‘bicibirra’ PEDALLING ON a 12 seat ‘bicycle’ can help people work up a thirst – which is quite lucky when there is beer on hand. The ‘bicibirra’ starred at a Javea Port’s Mar del Tapas on Saturday afternoon and transported drinkers around the area. Beer is available throughout the journey – served by an attentive barman – while a driver steers. All there is left for the passengers to do is pedal while sat at the bar...and enjoy a cool draught lager.

Continued from front page “That is why I ask you to dig deep, to fill our collection buckets, and to wear your poppy with pride – and in doing so, you will make a difference to someone’s life,” he said. “Last year we raised more than 171,000€ in the Poppy Appeal. What we do not spend here in Spain, the surplus goes back to the UK to help our brave boys and girls over there. “I appeal to you from the bottom of my heart; even if it is only a cent you put in our buckets, help us to help them.” British Consul Paul Rodwell, who is President of District North Spain, said the Spanish: “Marvelled about these dates when we start putting these red poppies on, although they are slightly confused as to what it all means. “I think it is great the way we support the brave men and women in our Armed Forces. But the Royal British Legion is not just about collecting money, which is very important; it is about welfare and support. Helping not only men and women who have been incredibly brave in conflict but about their families as well.” He said in 2002 the district raised 23,000€ in its Poppy Appeal – and despite the ongoing recession, the figure had grown to top 171,000€ last year. “That is remarkable. Thank you for supporting the appeal this year and every year – and let’s dope in 2013 we can raise even more money.” And Benidorm’s Mayor Augustin Navarro said the town was proud to support the Poppy Appeal launch and show solidarity with its British residents and visitors “and show solidarity with the thousands of men and women who participated in a war.” He said from 1921 it became clear the RBL was the best organisation “to help those who had suffered physical and psychological wounds because of war. “And the RBL shows solidarity for those in need and those who gave everything for their country.” The patriotic event ended with the national anthems of Spain and Britain being played – the crowd joined in to sing God Save the Queen.

Republic of Ireland to scrap air tax by Keith Nicol FLIGHTS TO Ireland from San Javier and Alicante from the big three budget airlines, Ryanair, Easyjet and Jet2, could see a reduction in prices for 2014. The Republic of Ireland is to scrap its small 3€ per passenger tax next April. However, politicians and business groups in Northern Ireland have reservations that this will have an adverse impact on their airports. Jet2 fly to Belfast Aldergrove from both San Javier and Alicante with Easyjet flying from Alicante. In Northern Ireland, air

Helicopter stolen in Seville! SOME AMBITIOUS thieves have been arrested in Seville after stealing a helicopter! The helicopter is of the type used by the Guardia Civil and police believe it was intended for drug trafficking. It was stolen from a building in the province of Cordoba Hinojosa del Duque and moved to Seville before the thieves were apprehended.

A sad farewell to Maria de Villota THE FORMULA One fraternity is in mourning for 33-year-old test driver Maria de Villota. Maria lost her right eye as a result of a horrific crash while testing for the Marrusia team at Duxford Aerofrome last July. Last Friday, she was found dead in her hotel room in Seville at around 6am, having suffered heart failure linked to her injuries. The family has confirmed that Maria will be laid to rest in a private ceremony in Madrid. Her book entitled ‘Life is a Gift’ was due to be launched this week. Formula One drivers paid their respects to Maria with a minute’s silence on Sunday before the start of the Japanese Grand Prix in Suzuka.

passenger duty is £13 per passenger on shot haul flights. The NI Chamber of Commerce told the BBC that it was “concerned the Republic of Ireland’s decision to abolish air tax would further damage Northern Ireland’s connectivity”. They said; “Any tax or regulation prevailing in Northern Ireland which makes our gateways less attractive than those across the border is entirely retrograde with regard to economic development.” George Best Belfast City Airport didn’t think the ruling would make any differenc, however they don’t receive any flights from San Javier or Alicante.

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Vote campaign reaches Poland by Jack Troughton THE BATTLE to win expats a vote beyond 15 years after they leave the UK has reached Poland – home to 30,000 British people. Margaret Hales, a direct relative of suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, travelled from the Costa Blanca to meet members of the expat community in Warsaw as a guest of Professor Tim Clapham, a teacher at the city’s university. The professor has struggled for years to get the British community in the capital to accept the UK Government deserts them after 15 years. “Most Brits here stay for only a few years working for the retail industry as legal experts and in insurance. They go back long before the British Government cuts them off,” he said. “Those of us who stay here are stranded by the British Parliament, unable to make the vote that, for me, determines my pension and the life of my family in the UK.” Margaret, who lives in Benitachell, left Warsaw in temperatures of -2C and a frost, said of the 320 registered British pensioners living in Poland “At least they will get the Winter Fuel Allowance!” FIGHT She told the meeting Viviane Reding, the European Union Commissioner for Justice, Human Rights, and Citizenship, was encour-

aging expats to fight for their rights. “Commissioner Reding said that the free movement across Europe was one of the founding principles of the EU and yet in taking up that right, British citizens have their fundamental right to vote in a democracy taken away from them. “All other major countries honour their citizens living abroad. They know that their heart still belongs to their mother country. Why are we different? Why does Parliament not understand that I will always be British?” For more information about the vote campaign visit and the blog Margaret can be contacted on Margaret also urges people to sign the new Government petition at and the petition calling for the Winter Fuel Allowance to be paid to all pensioners at

Margaret Hales (right) meets Brits in Warsaw

Rajoy: sharing the burden SPANISH PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy, interviewed by the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’ during the Madrid visit of the President of Austria, Heinz Fischer, said of the Spanish economy: “I am aware that we demand sacrifices of our citizens, but we are careful to share the burden fairly.” He said that the situation in Spain was “improving” and radical measures have “paid off,” adding that a reform of the pension system was a work in progress. When questioned about alleged PP corruption he sidestepped the issue by saying, “In the economic crisis many Spanish turned their attention to scandal – the behaviour of a few should not question the work of serious politicians.”


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Faith, hope, and charity BRITISH ACTRESS Norma West told a story of a canine co-star as she praised animal charities for giving animals hope of a happy ending. by Jack Troughton Introduced as a “friend of SCAN”, she made a short speech as the charity celebrated the first anniversary of its centre at El Vergel. She said she wanted to “sing the praises” of the Society for the Care of Animals in Need for taking in abandoned and abused animals. Norma said she starred in an Agatha Christie film ‘Dumb Witness’ with David Suchet as Hercule Poirot – and a fox terrier called Smudge, the witness helping the detective solve a murder. The dog was aged about three and had been with its trainer around three months – after being found in a shelter such as the SCAN Centre. She said a neighbour in a tower block had seen a dog on a balcony but it never seemed to be fed or

be given water. After 10 days the man called the RSPCA and with the help of police forced entry. “There was absolutely nothing left in the flat except the dog that was locked on the balcony. He was found totally emaciated and dehydrated – his face was covered with matted blood,” said Norma.“The dog’s ears had been Superglued to his cheeks and he had been clawing at them.” RESCUE The trainer had rescued Smudge and was later approached by the production team wanting to cast an “unusual” looking dog and it was decided the terrier, with one ear down and the other up, was the character they needed.

Actress Norma West (left) with SCAN’s Val Spencer

“I am not suggesting all these dogs here will find their way into the movies but the story shows there is always hope,” said the actress. “And from the moment they come into the shelter there is hope for a better loving home with a full bowl of food and water for them.” Since it opened the shelter, SCAN has rescued 112 dogs and puppies, and 150 cats – and 99 of the canines and 128 felines have been adopted. After a blessing to mark its 12 months in operation, Vergel’s Mayor Miquel Gonzalez Bano praised the charity for its “magnificent” work with animals. He also thanked the SCAN volunteers – including many Spanish members – and handed certificates to youngsters who make up the team. And SCAN President Val Spencer said the charity and its centre continued to develop. “Unfortunately animals are coming in faster than they are going out. “But we have a fantastic team - but are always looking for more volunteers – people who clean, walk the dogs and socialise them. “And we have been supported by some very generous people without whom we could not carry on like this.”

Support for medical centre HELP volunteers with medical centre staff

By Jack Troughton MEMBERS OF HELP International Benidorm have presented a much-needed and state of the art defibrillator to the La Cala Villajoyosa Medical Centre. The charity discussed with the Marina Baixa medical team where the machine was most needed and the medical centre was identified. Jan Elders, President of HELP International Benidorm, said she was grateful for the assistance of committee members Christine Lane and Geoff Rose with the project. “Members at the medical centre were very grateful for this gift – this is integration with the Spanish people at its very best,” said Jan.

Sports day By Jack Troughton YOUNGSTERS CARED for at EMAUS homes on the Costa Blanca can enjoy life in the fast lane after being presented with vouchers to by sportswear for school activities. The Friends of the Children of EMAUS purchased 2,570€ of vouchers from the Sprinter store for the kids and charity President Carole Saunders is pictured presenting them to EMAUS staff.

42.3 million foreigners visit Spain by Keith Nicol TOURISM OFFICES and accommodation boomed in Torrevieja, Benidorm and along the Costa Calida during a hot August however in the capital, Madrid, it was another story. Figures just released note that between January and August 2013, arrivals of foreign tourists was up 4.5 percent year-on-year to a record level of 42.3 million international tourist arrivals. August, was the best month on record for foreign tourists with 8.3 million arriving, in what traditionally is the month when Madrid’s population leave the steamy capital and head for the coast or the countryside. That’s a rise of 7.1 percent year-on-year, in part due to a noted 9 percent increase in French visitors to 1.8 million in August, with costal regions all reporting increased numbers of French arrivals. Not surprisingly, the new wave of Russian visitors also rose, in part due to extended efforts of the Costa Blanca Tourism Board, who recently have been exhibiting in St. Petersburg promoting the region. Russians accounted for a 30 percent rise so far this year to 1.1 million, though the British still rule the numbers game with more than 10 million visits already this year. A lack of flights to Madrid has been blamed for the slump in tourism numbers to the capital, which dropped 22 per cent over last year to 290,500 in August, with an eight month total of 2.76 million, a 7.7 per cent drop on 2012. The Spanish airport authority AENA doubled airport taxes in Madrid, with Ryanair cutting its capacity by 35 per cent and EasyJet by 20 per cent. Following its merger with British Airways, Iberia also cancelled dozens of routes. For the first time, Barcelona became Spain’s busiest airport for August, according to data from the Airports Council International.

Alicante airport still welcoming thousands of daily passengers

Love, rice pudding and sweet wine TORREVIEJA’S OLDEST resident Josefina Blanco has celebrated her 107th birthday. Josefina is one of the oldest people in Spain and also in Europe but looks nowhere near her age! And despite needing a little help to dress every morning, Josefina is still leading a happy and healthy life, spoiled by an army of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She says her secret is, “Plenty of love, ride pudding and sweet wine.”

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Quite a performance LAST SATURDAY we went to the Cultural Centre in Torrevieja to watch a performance featuring various groups from Asia. We paid for our tickets online and were looking forward a special evening of entertainment. It turned out to be a special evening to be sure but not how we had expected. Shortly after finding a suitable seat to enjoy the performance a person came and sat right behind us and started performing. Within ten minutes into the performance he began talking on his mobile even though patrons are requested not to use phones during the performance. I turned and gave him an incredulous stare but he was totally indifferent to anyone but himself and was quite indignant that we wanted to enjoy the performance we had paid for, instead of paying to listen to him perform. We noticed other people were also becoming incensed by his insensitive behaviour. And wouldn’t you know it, five minutes before the performance finished, he finished yapping on his phone. We shall remember that evening’s performance, particularly the performance of the man behind us on his mobile phone. One has to marvel how grown-ups like him act like spoilt children. Next time, I will stay at home and watch the telly. Brad and Roxana Murray, Playa Flamenca

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I JUST wanted to put pen to paper to praise a ‘Brit’ business, as you hear so much about being ripped off and bad service by the Brits. I was recently diagnosed with cancer and the inevitable hair loss started to follow. I went to my hairdressers, The Cut in Jalon, owned by Danny and Leslie, and got him to shave my head. He also provided me with a temporary wig and refused to take any payment. When I bought a wig to use and took it to him to trim he would again take no payment for trimming the wig to suit my face shape. I would like to say a big thank you and they deserve to have a successful business. Thanks, Danny, until I need your services again. Carol Parker

The English language

WE ALL know that the English Language is rich in collective nouns to distinguish between different groups of animals: a herd of horses, cows or elephants; a school of fish, etc... Less known, even for many natives of Shakespeare’s Language, are: a ‘pride’ of lions, an ‘exaltation’ of doves, and supposedly because they’re so wise, a ‘parliament’ of owls. However, until recently I never knew the anthropomorphic term for a group of baboons. I know that they are the noisiest, most stubborn, least intelligent and most dangerous of all the primates. And what is the collective noun in English for this group? A ‘Congress’ of baboons - what we Americans now have representing us in Washington DC! PS: My deepest apologies to our less harmful and hairier ape cousins. Richard M McBride, Benidorm

A little bit of knowledge for you

A worthwhile cause

ON FRIDAY, 27th September my partner and I attended a charity ball at Camping International La Marina in aid of The Butterfly Children. I’m writing because I am surprised that no write up about the function has appeared in any of the English free papers so far. It was an excellent evening from the champagne reception, tasty food charmingly and efficiently served through to the MC and the entertainment by Bella Luna –always well worth seeing. There was a short film to explain what the charity is all about, the whole evening was carried out in a very enjoyable and professional manner and I

A LITTLE bit of knowledge regarding the British Protectorate of Gibraltar - I am sure your readers will find it amusing: The name ‘Gibraltar’ comes from ‘gebel Tarik’ (‘mountain of Tarik’), Tarik being the Moorish chief who took the place in 711 and built the castle on the rock. The moors held Gibraltar till 1309; Spain took it from 1309 to 1333; the moors got it again from 1333 and finally lost it to Spain in 1462. Gibraltar was taken for Britain by Sir George Rook in 1704 and it was formally assigned to Great Britain by the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713. By the Treaty of Versailles, 1783, Spain agreed to forego her claim to Gibraltar in return for Minorca and Florida (the latter was sold by Spain to the USA in 1809). ‘To celebrate the siege of Gibraltar’ is merely an excuse to have a drink. There were 13 sieges of Gibraltar, including one during the Second World War, so in any date in the year one can celebrate the anniversary of a siege of Gibraltar. Jimmy Reid, La Zenia

believe somewhere in the region of 4,000€ was raised. This is the 4th year that the Ball has been run and Rose and I will definitely be going to next year’s Ball – God willing. The Butterfly Children, so named because they suffer from a condition that makes their skin as fragile as a butterfly’s wing, is a very worthwhile cause. The official name of the charity is DEBRA and they have a charity shop at Pueblo Bravo, Quesada near the Budapest Restaurant just off the Lemon Tree Road. Joseph Billet, (Aka Joe The Cat Man)

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The Russian tourist boom ENTERTAINMENT

by Jan Gamm RUSSIAN TOURISTS are flocking to the Costa Blanca for their winter ‘chill out’ - their choice destinations the coastal resorts that have proved the perfect place to recharge batteries and make the harsh winter climate in their own countries a little easier to bear after a warm and welcoming Costa Blanca break. Costa Blanca businesses, especially those in the hospitality trade, are encouraged by the signs of a prosperous winter as a steady traffic of Russian holidaymakers shows little sign of diminishing. And Russian pockets are deep when it comes to indulging in restaurant and bar meals, a comfortable hotel and souvenirs to carry home to warm up a frosty winter!

“We like it here – and the children like it here because they can be free of all the layers of winter clothing necessary back home. And here it is easy to supervise them during the day from a comfortable beach terrace. At night we enjoy the entertainment and colour on offer, and there is so much to choose from in Benidorm.” The Russian tourist boom seems set to stay, showing all the hallmarks of a burgeoning and reliable market to boost trade throughout the Costa Blanca winter – thankfully warmer than in Russia!


Port improvements in Alicante

THE PORT of Alicante is to build a parking lot for 500 vehicles and also a large restaurant to improve facilities for cruise liners. This week the board of the Port Authority awarded the company Costa Blanca Port SL the management of the cruise terminal of Alicante for the next 15 years. The complex will host events and provide shopping and entertainment facilities, to be completed within the next two years.

PILGRIMAGE Steelworker Andrei Maikov has chosen to make Benidorm an annual pilgrimage for his young family. He told RTN: “We first came here two years ago. Our winters at home are harsh - the children miss playing outdoors and enjoying sport after school. Coming here is a wonderful opportunity for them to play on the beach all day, enjoy the fantastic fresh food served in Benidorm restaurants and really unwind before facing our Russian November and December!” We asked Andrei if he thought any improvements might be made to make his stay more enjoyable. He answered: “Perhaps – if you could move Benidorm to Magnitogorsk! Or perhaps next year we could buy a holiday home and move Magnitogorsk to Benidorm!

Renfe speaks your language

Russian winters drive the Benidorm tourist boom

SPANISH RAILWAY company Renfe is putting pressure on its catering staff to speak several languages to raise the standard of its passenger service. The future intake will be required to speak Catalan, Euskera (the language of the Basque region), Gallego and English – with French or German an added bonus!

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Biking to work Watts In Britain By

Paul Watts

I SHOULD’VE paid the extra pound for that lottery ticket last week... Oh well, upwards and onwards, and judging by the amount of extra work that has been generated at my place of employment by staff shortages, I’ll soon make up the five million that I lost by not buying a Lotto ticket last Saturday with overtime alone. Not that I’ve really had time to do much overtime as life seems to be running at double-speed in Wattsworld. Sunday before last it was a Midlands to Southampton dash to check up on my ageing parents in their new assisted-living flat or OFH (Old Folks Home) as dad calls it. There are still plenty of boxes to unpack and dad was due a small operation this week but slowly they’re getting things sorted and acclimatising to the changes in their lives. Meanwhile, my daughter wanted me to visit her down in Pevensey Bay. She had some news that just wasn’t for the telephone. So another dash down south this weekend and the revelation that a new grandchild was due in the new year. Just as I took this news in my son requested an audience (sounds grand don’t it?) and, blow me down, at the grand ole age of thirtytwo he is finally going to be a dad! 2014 is building up to be a busy year. Anyway, all of this dashing down south has taken

its toll on my ageing Toyota Rav and this week it decided to give up the ghost and pack up. “Oh gawd,” thought I, “it’s nearly four miles to work.” So, sans car, I’ve been having to get up at the crack of dawn to use my new and, until recently, hardly used Raleigh bicycle. Boy, should I have bought that lottery ticket... And just to add to the mix of dashing around the country and overtime at work, poor old Dottie, the mad Jack Russell that I sort of inherited, decided to have a stroke and needed to be transported to the vets. It was, sadly, a one way trip and getting used to not having Dottie trip-trotting around the house has been really hard. Just to liven things up a bit more the radio station I used to work for has asked if I want to do a week’s worth of afternoon shows at the end of the month. What? Does the Pope wear a tall hat? Being a sucker for radio (it’s my favourite medium) I could not refuse. So, I need to get the car fixed to travel down to Sussex - which, of course, means more overtime.

I should definitely have bought that Lotto ticket. Or maybe I should place a bet on my future grandson playing football for England, eh? It worked for that chap in Wales didn’t it? Watts in Britain, biking down to William Hills…


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Benidorm ER back again… FOLLOWING THE success of the Channel 5 documentary series “Benidorm ER” another series was commissioned and has already been filmed earlier in the year.

by Irena Bodnarec THE SERIES follows unfortunate Brits when they end up in “Costa Casualty” – the private Hospital Clinica Benidorm in the Old Town as they swap sun-bed for a hospital bed! With more than one million Brits heading to Benidorm every year, the documentary series follows the medical teams as they cope with a wide range of Brits abroad - from children to pensioners, Stags & Hens who have over-done the revelling and ex-pats who have escaped the rat race and are living the dream. The 8 man film crew have been at the hospital since April and series 3 is ready to be aired – the first episode is scheduled for Thursday 24th October broadcasting at 8pm GMT, 9pm Spanish time. There are 3 teams which work in pairs, scattered around the hospital with one permanently stationed at the Emergency department, waiting for any ambulances to arrive. However, they don’t rush up with their camera’s when they see the doors of the ambulance opening! Once the

patient is stabilized they approach either them or their relatives and ask whether they would like to take part in the documentary. Another camera crew are upstairs following cases that have been admitted for scheduled procedures and document their progress. In previous episodes the team followed expat residents Christine Climent, owner of Benidorm Palace and performer Karen Ravenscroft, better known as Kinky Karen. The crew follow patients and their families, doctors and nurses, ambulance crew and translators in their day to day duties giving the audience a real insight into what goes on behind the scenes. Series Producer Lou Cowmeadow contacted RTN to ask us if there are any resident ex-pats which have ongoing medical issues at the hospital and would like to appear in the fourth series – which they are currently filming and due to be broadcast mid 2014. The crew are stationed at the hospital until 27th December and will even be recording on Christmas Day! If interested then contact her on 652 078 188 or email:

Terminator visits Valley of the Fallen ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER made a surprise appearance at the Valley of the Fallen last Friday. In Spain to present the Reebok Spartan Race in Madrid, the super star and former governor of California toured the Valley of the Fallen with a large group of friends and without announcing his visit beforehand. Schwarzenegger was impressed with the grandeur of the monument and expressed deep interest in the information provided on the Spanish Civil War.

Ricky Pow back in the ring By Keith Nicol THERE WILL be lots of muscle on show this afternoon as boxing returns to the Costa Blanca. Former Torrevieja based British boxer Ricky Pow is back in town and said: “The official weigh in and press conference for my WBC Latino Light heavyweight title fight will be at Rocky’s Arena in Playa Flamenca on Friday at 3pm. There’s free entry for all and the more support the better. Thanks.” Tomorrow, Saturday, Ricky tops the card as the main event when he steps into the ring against Barcelona based Cameroonian

Emanuel Feuzeu. The evening’s action gets underway at 8pm in the Dolores Municipal Sports Centre with a total of five fights on the card with entry priced at 20 euros in the stands or 30€ ringside. This will be Pow’s toughest test to date and match he really must win in order for his career to progress to the next stage. Also on the card are: heavyweights Magomed Azuev and Croation Ivo Andelic, super featherweight Mikael Mkrtchyan and Peru’s Eder Barreto and local contenders light middleweight from Daya Nueva Feliks Kleins verses Valencia’s Fran Gonzalez.


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The best of British

Charity Golf Day

CANCER CARE Javea is staging a Charity Golf Day at the Oliva Nova Golf Club on Sunday 27th October when a shotgun start gets things underway at 9.45am. The format is Texas Scramble and entry is 40€ with an optional lunch costing 15€ and golfers can enter as individuals or a team. There are prizes for first, second and third – as well as separate prizes for ‘nearest the pin’ at Holes 3, 11 and 16, ‘nearest the pin in two’ at Hole 5, and for the longest drive at Hole 14. To take part, email

THE ENGLISH Choir plays its Autumn Concert in Moraira on Sunday 27th October with an ambitious programme ‘The Best of British’.

2nd Comedy Stand Up Competition at Portal de La Marina in Ondara

The English Choir

by Jack Troughton RAISING FUNDS for the Alzheimer’s Day centre in Teulada, the music will be wide ranging and ambitious but showing the versatility of the group. Numbers to be performed at the Espai La Senieta include songs from classic musicals such as ‘Oliver’, ‘My Fair Lady’ and ‘The Boyfriend’ to a selection from

Old Time Music Hall, Gilbert and Sullivan, and classical composers such as Elgar, Holst and John Rutter. There will also be songs penned my more modern composers such as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and the Beatles. The choir will also sing Proms favorites’ ‘Jerusalem’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. The evening will be rounded off with Javier Santacreu’s stunning ar-

rangement of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ which delighted audiences at the Moors and Christian celebrations in Moraira in June. Tickets are 5€ and can be booked by calling Janet Brown on 96 574 5091 or at The concert starts at 6.30pm and a bar will be available in the foyer before the concert and during the interval.

PORTAL DE la Marina and Comedy Earth have opened the second annual competition for stand up comedians, to be held at the commercial centre in Ondara, in one of the cinema’s salons. The event will be held from 18th October to 29th November 29 in seven consecutive sessions held on Fridays at Cines IMF from 8.30pm The winner will get 900€ and three performances in the Land of Comedy circuit 2014. Second place will receive 450€ and the third, 250€ . Also this year there will be a recognition for the best “ Promising young talent “. Last year’s winner , Jorge Garcia , said that the competition has changed his life. 16 stand up monologuistas will compete in the general category and 4 in the promising young comedians category, starting Friday 18th October and the final show will be on 29th November. Tickets for each session will be available at the point of Information at Portal de la Marina in Ondara. Priced 5€ , the tickets include a McDonald’s hamburger. Those wishing to go should purchase tickets in advance as the capacity of the room is limited. The comedians are likely to present their routines in Spanish, so you will need a good level of Spanish.

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Discounts for retirees in Spain by Keith Nicol SPECSAVERS IS offering even more discounts to retirees though a new joint agreement with AESFAS. The new initiatives are through AESFAS (Asociacon Espanola de Functionarios y Amigos Seniores) in conjunction with UDP (Union Democratica de Pensionistas). Although few International residents are possibly aware of them, AESFAS has over 2 million members in Spain, France and Germany and it’s completely free to join. If you are interested in obtaining discounts from various sources, including saving money on your petrol from CEPSA, several hotel groups, travel agents and more, you will find full details of the discounts available on their web site Specsavers offer members a free eye test and 25€ discount on glasses costing over 75€, just check out the web site for full details. Joining is FREE to all those who are retired and living in Spain. You can join online through the web site and com-

pleting a very simple application form. You will then receive a discount membership card. José Manuel Cebrian, CEO National Conventions Aesfas commented: “We are delighted to welcome Specsavers as one of our new partners. This collaboration shows their knowledge of the issues facing older people today in our country and we believe that through our long-term partnership, we can offer many benefits to seniors and Spanish society.” Jose Angel Moral-Tajadura Business Development Manager - Spain Specsavers said: “Since 1984, our company has been providing the best care at the best prices. The economic situation of many Citizens has deteriorated dramatically in recent years, but we think you should not be missing on the care of your vision because of not being able to pay.” For more information on AESFAS and memberships in the association visit, for information on the Democratic Union of Pensioners visit To learn more about discounts for Specsavers / AESFAS visit your nearest Specsavers Optical l or visit www .

Halloween party AFECANCER

IT’S PARTY time again at Jalon Valley HELP who celebrate Halloween at the El Cid Restaurant on Saturday 2nd November ‘from 7.30pm until late’. Entertainment is by the talented duo Encore and there are prizes for the best outfits. Tickets are 17.50€ including a two-course meal, bread, ali oli, and a bottle of wine. To book call 625 349 599.

offer Breast Cancer Awareness day

TODAY, FRIDAY 18th October, local NGO AFECANCER will offer a number of activities to highlight Beast cancer Awareness day. The events takes place in the main town square, in front of the Town hall and Inmaculada Church, starting at around 11am, in collaboration with Quiron Hospital (formally St. Jamie) in Torrevieja. During the day they will provide information about the prevention of this disease, some tips for health care and a talk about their multidisciplinary care project (psycho-oncology, physiotherapy, nutrition, beauty treatments and alternative therapies) for all people with breast cancer. Adding a fun element to the mix will be free Zumba lessons and Tai-chi for every one that wants to enjoy a little morning exercise. A group of cancer survivor ladies will read an statement of hope, and they will launch some pink balloons with messages of hope at 11.30 am, with the participation of local authorities.

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Lemons in your garden by

Dick Handscombe Active gardener and author

READERS OFTEN ask why their lemon tree is disappointing. This week we will look at some common problems. Decide which variety to plant, taking the following into account: The microclimate of the garden - lemon trees are not as frost hardy as orange, mandarin and grapefruit trees Whether they will be planted in the ground or a container eyesore; a short tree from which one can harvest all lemons without the need for a step ladder; or an open or tight hedge of lemon trees: each option requires different pruning Are you resident most of the year? If you are, we would suggest one of the perpetual varieties so that fresh ripe ecologically grown lemons can be enjoyed all the year round, plus the almost continuous aroma of lemon blossom. VARIETIES OF LEMON TREES GROWN IN SPAIN *Indicates perpetual flowering/fruiting varieties: Berna/Verna, Fino, Lisbon, Luna*, Cuatro estaciones*, Eureka*. In addition to the above varieties there is also the Citrus Medica Sarcodactyli, which we grow in a container as a novelty. Its strangely-shaped fruit resembles a half open, clenched fist hence its common name: ‘Hand of Buddha’, also


known as ‘Hand of Allah’ in Spain and possibly Morocco. If you have wisely planted a young one or two year old perpetually flowering and fruiting variety, the following pruning pattern is recommended: For the first two years just remove low-growing brachesto, enabling a thickening trunk to develop and any suckers from the root ball to which the chosen variety grafted. Do not prune the young framework of upper branches unless a branch is broken. After two years choose from two or four strongest branches that will form the basic framework for a mature tree. Remove other main branches by pruning cleanly with sharp secateurs or a sharpened wide chisel and wooden mallet. From the third year, trim back fruited twigs to the first healthy leaf as soon as you have harvested the fruit. In early spring, remove most ingrowing growth. In Spring and summer, trim back the tallest and widest growing branches to develop the shape and size you want and stimulate flowering side shoots. Prune off any growth seriously affected by the Citrus Leaf Miner which causes curling leaves with holes in them and the hardening of the wood of young branches. An occasional ecological neem oil spray will help control and a monthly

spray if trees are infected. Mix in propolis and you will remove and control sooty leaf attacks. Remove any fast growing water shoots as they appear. If your tree is likely to be exposed to frosts do not feed in the autumn or prune during the winter If you experience severe frost damage cut back affected branches to unaffected sappy growth in the spring after the risk of frost is past. A nettle infusión spray or a commercial eco foliar feed will help the tree recover. Should you have a large tree, do main pruning in the spring before or just after flowering. Also trim lemon hedges at this time. If you want a large tree they can grow to ten metres high and twenty metres diameter. Despite pruning correctly many owners experience a stunting and even dying back of the lemon tree after a few years. The most common cause is that the tree was poorly planted, especially if the tree was in a tall, narrow plastic sleeve container when purchased at a nursery, squashing the roots together, letting them intertwine in the form of a corkscrew. If you plant a young tree, prepare a good planting hole and plant in friable soil enriched with composted manures rather than just sliding the roots and soil from the sleeve into a narrow planting hole and then feeding with granular chemical fertilisers. With care from day one there is no reason why lemon trees cannot grow into specimen trees that survive for many decades. The book ‘Growing Healthy Fruits in Spain’ will tell you more.

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


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Lions call for volunteers HELP’s ‘Antiques VOLUNTEERS ARE Roadshow’ needed to work in the new Calpe and Benissa Lions Charity Shop due to open its doors next month.

ON SUNDAY 3rd November, HELP of Denia and Marina Alta are to hold an ‘Antiques Roadshow’ at the Riu Rau in Jesus Pobre, an ideal venue for this event. Run by Lorely Griffiths of the Javea Art Centre Association on HELP’s behalf, the event promises to be a great success and a chance for everyone to bring their antiques and collectables to be valued. There will be eight experts on site to value every conceivable type of object at a very reasonable cost of only 3€ per item or set. The regular Sunday Antique Fair with 40 or more stalls will be there with bar and snacks available, live music and a tombola. There is a children’s playground and plenty of free parking so it should be a great day out for everyone. You can enjoy lunch at the local restaurants and all the proceeds of the valuations will go to Help of Denia and Marina Alta funds. Towels, blankets or bubble wrap are recommended for wrapping treasures - better than newspaper. For more information contact Lorely Griffiths on 96 647 2049 or Gail Horler on 96 575 7659.

by Jack Troughton The shop is in Calpe and anyone who can spare two or three hours a week can call Eunice on 96 583 0819 – and anyone who would like to donate items to stock the shelves can call Hugh on 96 583 4852. And Lions took time off from preparing the premises for opening to take part in the annual Autumn Quiz – a small and enthusiastic group of teams competed at the Bar Nou in Senija. The Jolly Rogers won the event. Calpe and Benissa Lions are also presenting the Costa Blanca Male Voice Choir’s Christmas Concert on Wednesday 4th December, at 8pm in Calpe’s Casa de Cultura. Tickets are 10€ and can be reserved by calling 629 478 007 or 636 695 569.

Spartans pitch in PLAYERS OF American Football team La Nucia Spartans are doing their bit for charity with the launch of their 2014 calendar. It costs 5€ and features 12 players in various guises – with all proceeds going to help the children’s charity EMAUs in Altea. To purchase a Spartans’ calendar email or go to FaceBook page la nucia spartans.

Costa Blanca mountain walks by Patricia Thompson

ICE CREAM, sunbeds and cold beers had been the principal interests of the Costa Blanca Mountain Walkers for the last four months but there is always a Day of Reckoning and this was it - the Opening Meet of the new season. After the scorching heat of the summer they had the scorching heat of October! It was over 30º! But the beautiful blue sky enticed no fewer than 85 enthusiastic walkers, assembling in the car park of La Piscina restaurant in Parcent for some overdue exercise. Hurricane Harbach set off early with 15 toughies to conquer the whole of the Carrascal ridge. Mike and Jackie led a further 31 on a more genteel tour of the Parcent area while yours truly Captain Chaos,marched ahead of 39 brave adventurers to take a moderate route up to the Col de Rates. The first hour of pleasant paths and flat lanes allowed plenty of opportunity for chat: my holiday in Uzbekistan; teething grandchildren; and the latest line in designer pacemakers were a few of the topics under serious discussion. Vines and orange groves flanked the route, the sun shone,

and it was all so enjoyable. But then we hit the rising ground and began the trek up to the Col. The decibel level immediately sank like a stone, the main sound becoming the frantic drawing of breath… No-one cared about Uzbekistan any more - if indeed they ever did - it was about survival now, man (and woman) against the mountain with Mother Nature winning hands down. The sins of the summer were thoroughly cursed. At each water stop, shade was in great demand and many an energy-enhancing banana disappeared down a parched throat. It was good to be back! Eventually the Col was reached and spirits rose. The descent to La Piscina was much easier and the views on such a splendid day were spectacular for those who dared take their eyes off the crumbly path. The toughies caught us up and miraculously we also encountered the strollers before we all descended on La Piscina with raging thirsts and healthy appetites. A few drinks later, everyone was smiling and saying that it hadn’ been all that difficult really. The 26th season of CBMW had been launched in traditional style with lots of aching bodies, problems with the

Congratulations CONGRATULATIONS TO Clive Read, Pastor of Javea Evangelical Church, who is to be ordained as an Archbishop at the end of the month. Clive works hard for the church and people and is much appreciated by his congregation. Anyone interested in the church can contact Clive on

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heat and vows to stay in better shape next summer. Over a fine lunch walkers had the opportunity to renew friendships and to look forward to regular outings throughout the winter. Walks are held every Wednesday and Saturday. For more details please see or consult the local press. Everyone is welcome - if you are interested, just turn up.

Charity fun day

On 27th October a grand charity fun day in aid of La Nucia Animal Shelter is being held at Finca Guila Tennis and Bowls club. Doors open at 11am and there will be entertainment and music all day plus stalls of clothing, bric-a-brac and much more. There is a 5€ entry fee which is donated to the animal shelter. For more information please call 965 857 743.



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Christina Brady

Regional Manager of Blacktower Costa Blanca

Disclosure of tax information FOR THOSE of you who thought the Asset Declaration was just a Spanish thing and that there was no need to worry about disclosing your assets if they were held offshore think again: ITALY, GERMANY and France have followed suit and automatic disclosure of tax information between all EU countries, the US and what were once considered offshore tax havens has started.

Last Thursday the Isle of Man has become the first British Crown Dependency to sign an agreement with the UK extending the automatic disclosure of tax information. This intergovernmental agreement, first announced in December last year, is based on the requirements of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) introduced by the United States to ensure that its citizens reported and paid tax on all international assets. The agreement will result in a broad range of information on the investments being shared automatically with the UK by the IoM tax authorities. “The agreement is the latest of several automatic information exchange agreements entered into by the IoM and the UK Government, intended to improve its ability to tackle cross-border tax evasion.” The Isle of Man had already committed to automatically sharing information on personal savings income with the UK and other European Union countries following the EU Savings Directive of 2009. An IoM tax disclosure facility with the UK was also opened in April this year under which UK resident individuals, companies and trustees can make a voluntary disclosure to come clean on undisclosed assets and income from the IoM which have not previously shown on their UK tax returns. The UK government has stated that it will look to sign further Agreements with other jurisdictions as part of their commitment to combat tax evasion. The Crown Dependency Guernsey has similarly announced its intentions of extending a FATCA-style tax disclosure agreement with the UK, while Jersey is also consulting on a similar model, but so far the IoM is the only dependency to have signed off on such an agreement. The British Overseas Territories (the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda, Anguilla, Turks and Caicos Islands, Montserrat and Gibraltar) are expected to enter into automatic tax information exchange agreements with the UK. So if you hold accounts in any of these jurisdictions, and haven´t disclosed them to your tax authority including HMRC it’s time to look at these and make them as tax compliant as possible. If you would like to discuss the above or arrange a free consultation please contact me by email or call me 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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Spanish Power of Attorney TO MAKE sure that your assets are properly administrated in case Carlos Baos you should lose capacity (through dementia, Alzheimer, etc). of White & Baos by


English & Spanish Solicitors

CONSULTATION: I am English, and my husband is becoming increasingly less capable due to age and illness. Can he prepare a Power of Attorney to be used in Spain that would enable me to act on his behalf if needed? Dear reader, Thank you for your consultation. In the UK, as far as we understand, it is no longer possible to create an Enduring Power of Attorney (‘EPA’), as it has been replaced by two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (‘LPA’), one to cover assets and financial affairs and the other to cover personal welfare. There is no an exact equivalent of these

in Spain, although a Spanish Power of Attorney (POA) can be signed to deal with the issue of incapacity. As we have said in previous articles regarding the Spanish Power of Attorneys, the following must be considered: 1.- The POA ceases to have effect upon death, so once the grantor or donor of the POA passes away, it cannot be used any more, as the Spanish Power of Attorneys dies with him. Therefore the POA can not be used to deal with the inheritance of its grantor. 2.- Normally the POA will be automatically revoked in the event of the donor losing capacity, although a special POA can be granted that would continue to be valid

even in that scenario. We encourage all clients, especially the expat community in Spain, of any age, to review their affairs so that appropriate documentation can be prepared in a calm and non pressured environment. A Spanish POA can be drafted so that it only commences to have effect in the event of incapacity or, alternatively, an ordinary POA can be drafted so that it is not revoked by any subsequent incapacity. Ideally everyone should sign such a POA as it is relatively quick to prepare, inexpensive, and can then be confined to the bottom drawer in the hope it will never be needed. We can assist you to prepare the best POA to your interests, and in favor of the person that you chose.

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


The Grandma and Grandad Bank IT IS reported that in more than 21,000 households in the province of Alicante a pensioner is supporting a dependent relative out of work. The figure compares with 4,800 persons subsisting on an elderly relative’s income in 2006. The provincial average pension income is just 700€ and hardly stretches to providing shelter, food and clothing for one pensioner, without the added burden of supporting an unemployed relative.



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Pellicer & Heredia - here to help THE DYNAMIC law firm Pellicer & Heredia has an enviable reputation in Spain for its independence, reliability and total commitment to its clients, with many years’ experience dealing with Spanish law, regularly representing the interests of international corporate clients and private individuals on transactional and litigation matters in Spain. Pellicer & Heredia attorneys are internationally recognised and leaders in their practice areas, clients confidently placing their legal requirements in the hands of professionals who carry on the tradition of experience and innovation, achieving results to the highest standard. The trust and confidence placed in this highly successful firm by its clients and also its lawyers has inspired it to

become one of the most successful in the country. Please contact Pellicer & Heredia with whatever questions you may have. PRACTICE AREAS: Civil: Conveyance / Property purchase and sale; Real Estate / Building; Community of owners: Lease/Rent; Divorce and Separation; Inheritance procedure and wills; Breach of contract; Claims; Tort Law; Contributory negligente… Private International Law: Divorcing, marriage crisis; International Adoption; Inheritance procedure and applicable Law; Company Law; International Contracts; Civil Law. Litigation and Arbitration: Legal assistance; Bankruptcy proceedings; Legal aid (prisoners’ aid desk); Enforcement of judgements; arbitral award; Legal Assistance in Family Law; Civil Law; obligations and contracts; inheritance… Company Law: Incorporate; re-registration; merger and demerger; Articles of Association; agreements between shareholders, directors, etc...; Directors’ liability; legal advice to shareholders; Due diligence; buyout; Bankruptcy/ Insolvency; Bank contracts. Tax: On-going tax advice for business; Real Estate Taxation; Tax planning for estates, inheritance, and family-owned businesses; Planning of foreign investment in Spain (nonresident taxation) and of Spanish investments abroad. Criminal Law: Crime/offence as accusant or accused; Formal complaint; accusation to the police; Juridical procedure. International Commerce: Incoterms; Documentary credits; Agency and distribution contracts; International contracts;

International sales; Trading. Intellectual Property: Trade mark Registry directly with OHIM in Alicante in accordance with the conditions specified in CTM Regulations; Legal advice on intellectual property. Administrative Law: Liabilities of Public Institutions; Expropriation; Coastal areas; Water management; Defence in administrative procedure and appeals before Courts. OFFER It is now that time of year and the Non resident income tax return is due and we can offer a free consultation to RTN readers!!! For more information please call 965 480 737 or 606 056 282 or altenatively email info@pellicerheredia. com or visit the website www.pellicerheredia. com

“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 or visit and complete the free assessment form.


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Where do you come from? by

Suzanne O’Connell Customer Care at Ábaco

DO YOU ever get thrown by this question? HAVING LIVED in Spain for a few years now I find it increasingly difficult to decide how to respond - of course, the context is all important. If I am in a bar talking to someone new then I would probably reply, ‘Coventry, England’ as the place where I last lived. If I am in another part of Spain I would probably say ‘Torrevieja’ as where I live now. If I was in England I would probably say ‘Bradford’ as the place where I grew up. It can be complicated, but at least I am clear that wherever I may have been in the past, I am a resident here in Spain now. I have the fiscal and civil paper work to prove it. It is perhaps easier for me because I only visit the UK on odd occasions. For some people, defining whether they are a resident or non-resident in Spain is a little more complicated. Or at least they think it is. However, the actual law

for deciding which category you fall into is really quite straight forward. If you live in Spain for more than 183 days in one calendar year then this is where you are resident. The 183 days need not be consecutive, so crossing the border for a day does not exclude you from resident status. In any other country you visit or spend time in you are a ‘nonresident’ or ‘tourist’. NON-RESIDENT OR RESIDENT – IT’S IMPORTANT! Whether you are defined as resident or non-resident does make a big difference in Spanish tax and law. You have an extra tax to pay on your property as a non-resident and the cost of inheritance tax changes dramatically. It also makes a difference to your bank account and it is very important that you make sure your account reflects your status. Some of the differences might work in your favour

and some against. If you are a resident, inheritance tax can be less and you don’t have imputed income tax to pay unless you have a second property. If you are a non-resident then you won’t be chased for other forms of taxation linked to earnings. Both residents and non-residents have to make tax declarations but they are at different times of the year. The resident declaration, as you would expect, is far more complicated and residents are required to present the notorious 720 form for world-wide assets. Not paying your taxes as either a resident or a nonresident incurs penalties and interest. If you haven’t made your status clear and checked what you must pay then you can find that you have fallen foul of the tax man without even realising. By all means, ‘um’ and ‘ah’ about where you come from but make sure you are clear about where you live now.

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

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Life Showbiz Goss

Testing time for Testosterone Boy WHEN YOU are 22 years of age your levels of testosterone are flying somewhere up in the stratosphere. Some of you will know what I mean, and for those of you who are getting there, hold on to your hollyhocks, it’s an experience like no other. The subject of today’s top story is 22-year-old Ed Sheerin, an English singer and songwriter who recently took on the job of advisor to Christina Aguilera on The Voice USA. Ed has wowed the American public with his simple lyrics and delightfully melodic toons, and when they love you over the pond, man do they love you. However, that nasty old testosterone I’m talking about reared its ugly head for our Ed in quite some spectacular fashion. Recalling his very first meeting with Christina Ed said to The Sun ”I went in and she was wearing this really, really tight white top without a bra and I’m a 22-year-old boy trying to be professional as hell, so I walk in there and my eyes just keep slowly going down…” Gospel truth! That’s exactly as he said it! Young Ed then covered his comments well when he added, “Then I kind of realise what I’m doing and my eyes go up again, so like yeah, I’m young - what can I say?” Every word, again, exactly as he said them! Fortunately for Testosterone Boy he’s come out of it pretty well as when Christina was interviewed by online paper Extra! She made no reference to ‘the incident’ and instead said how she would love to work with him in the studio, “I would love to collaborate with this guy, he’s super talented, everyone is dying when they first see this guy too!” ‘Flavour of the Month’ is our Ed … and that’s a fact!

Celebrity Clips

18-24 OCT 2013



Peter Taylor

Writer and Broadcaster

Would you like to buy a nice little motta!

IF YOU visit this page fairly regularly you will know how much I detest greedy people, especially greedy wealthy people. It’s mainly to do with when celebs use their personality, (dubious in most cases) to score a deal with an equally greedy group of peeps collectively known as The Corporates. Will Ferrell is one such individual who got involved with car manufacturer Dodge to introduce their new model Durango to the expectant public. Will is a very funny guy with ‘Anchorman’ and ‘Anchorman 2’ both becoming huge hits at the box office. Can you see where this is going now? If you know of the films you will know that Will plays bungling news anchorman Ron Burgandy in the movies and yep! You got it! … He’s doing the commercial as the Burgandy character and instead of shots of coupés morphing into tigers and/or swimming the channel, Ron, I mean Will, goes on about the Durango car’s less remarkable features, including “the glove box, which comes with ‘0.1 cubic feet of storage … a 12 volt light bulb … comfortably fits two turkey sandwiches, or a 70 packs of gum’.” It would be great if peeps were put off by the way the commercial is presented to them, but the chances are it’ll turn out to be a sneakily good move by lads ‘n lassies in Dodge’s marketing department. Might’ve worked if Del Boy had done it!

MOST OF you will know that Miley Cyrus has gone mega lately on the back of some pretty raunchy items that include doing stuff live on stage with Robin Thicke that’s unprintable! On the back of all this ‘publicity’ Miley has now been offered the chance to make a film … a porno film! For a million dollars! ... And full creative control! … Oh dear oh dear! I have long since struggled with the personality of Strictly´s Vanessa Feltz, but when I read that she said to Closer magazine:

“There’s me in my Spanx, 38DDs slightly drooping out of a greyish bra, and seeing former Bond girl Fiona Fullerton, five years my senior, trim and svelte,” I started to well up … honest … I did! Completing an all-female lineup in today’s Celeb Clips is Jennifer Saunders, who has now categorically stated that a movie version of the Ab Fab is no longer on the cards. Jennifer told Glamour magazine: “It’ll never happen, Ab Fab is in such a nice place now – if we made the film there would be such a danger that we could ruin it.” Couldn´t agree more … what TV comedy has transferred to the big screen? … None!


18-24 OCT 2013

Life TV

18th October - 24th October

FRIDAY 18th 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 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 Poltergeist

07:00 Homes Under the Hammer 08:00 Real Rescues 08:45 Britain’s Empty Homes 09:15 Wanted Down Under 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 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 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 and 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Gino’s Italian Escape 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News Central 23:35 Bowfinger

07:00 The Treacle People 07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 09:55 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 Murphy’s War 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 21:00 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 22:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 22:30 Man Down 23:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 24:05 Was It Something I Said? 24:55 Gogglebox

07:00 Childrens TV 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 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Police Interceptors 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 The Mentalist 16:15 Gracie’s Choice 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 Criminals: Caught on Camera 22:00 Hens Behaving Badly 23:00 Celebrity Wedding Planner 24:00 Angels & Demons

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Emmerdale 07:55 You’ve Been Framed! 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 Big Rich Texas 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Emmerdale 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 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 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 Suburgatory 12:00 Rules of Engagement 12:30 Charmed 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 Suburgatory 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 GI Joe: the Rise of Cobra 24:20 Rude Tube

SATURDAY 19th October BBC1







07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Paul Hollywood’s Bread 13:00 Football Focus 13:45 Sportsday 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Inspire: The Olympic Journey 14:45 MotoGP 15:45 Bargain Hunt 16:15 Escape to the Country 17:00 Final Score 18:20 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 18:40 Pointless Celebrities 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing 21:20 Atlantis 22:05 The National Lottery Live 22:15 Casualty 23:05 BBC News; Weather 23:25 Match of the Day 24:55 The Football League Show

07:00 Animal Park 08:00 Carnival Story 09:35 The Lady Vanishes 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 Follow the Fleet 15:35 Shall We Dance 17:20 Urban Jungle 17:50 The House That £100K Built 18:50 Flog It! 19:50 Count Arthur Strong 20:20 Natural World 21:20 Sir David Frost: That Was the Life That Was 22:20 Frost on Satire 23:20 The Sarah Millican Slightly Longer Television Programme 24:00 Frost/Nixon

07:00 Babar and the Adventures of Badou 07:10 Matt Hatter Chronicles 07:35 Dino Dan 07:50 Dino Dan 08:00 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 ITV News 10:30 Saturday Cookbook 11:25 Murder, She Wrote 12:25 ITV News and Weather 12:30 Surprise Surprise 13:30 All Star Family Fortunes 14:15 Doc Martin 15:15 Catchphrase 16:00 Star Wars Episode I: the Phantom Menace 18:35 ITV News Central 19:00 New You’ve Been Framed! 19:30 Fool Britannia 20:00 The Chase 21:00 The X Factor 23:05 The Jonathan Ross Show 24:10 ITV News and Weather 24:25 Take Me Out

07:10 FIA GT 08:05 VW Racing Cup 08:30 River Rat Race Stockton 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 Heston’s Feast 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 Come Dine with Me 18:35 Come Dine with Me 19:05 Come Dine with Me 19:30 Channel 4 News 20:05 Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD 21:00 Grand Designs 22:00 Die Hard 24:40 The Way Back

07:00 Childrens TV 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Hana’s Helpline 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: Megaforce 11:35 Slugterra 12:00 The Dog Rescuers 12:30 Animal Maternity 13:30 Columbo: Death Lends a Hand 15:00 Operation Crossbow 17:15 Operation Daybreak 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 Pale Rider 24:25 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

07:00 Coronation Street 10:40 Emmerdale 14:05 The X Factor USA 15:00 The X Factor USA 17:00 Peter Andre: My Life 18:00 You’ve Been Framed! 18:30 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 20:20 Hulk 23:05 The Xtra Factor 24:05 Celebrity Juice 24:55 The Magaluf Weekender

07:00 Being Erica 07:45 Make It or Break It 08:25 Ugly Betty 09:20 Charmed 10:15 Glee 11:30 90210 12:25 Rules of Engagement 12:55 Rules of Engagement 13:25 Rules of Engagement 13:55 Rules of Engagement 14:25 Rules of Engagement 14:50 The Mindy Project 15:20 The Big Bang Theory 15:50 The Big Bang Theory 16:20 Made in Chelsea 17:20 Rules of Engagement 17:50 Rules of Engagement 18:20 Ice Age: the Meltdown 20:05 How I Met Your Mother 20:35 Suburgatory 21:00 New Girl 21:30 New Girl 22:00 Never Been Kissed 24:10 The Naked Gun: from the Files of Police Squad!

SUNDAY 20th October BBC1







07:00 Breakfast 08:30 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Sunday Morning Live 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Bargain Hunt 15:15 Escape to the Country 16:15 Ronnie’s Animal Crackers 16:45 Points of View 17:00 Lifeline 17:10 Songs of Praise 17:45 The Great British Year 18:45 BBC News 19:15 Countryfile 20:15 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 The Paradise 22:00 By Any Means 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Match of the Day 2 24:15 MOBO Awards 2013 Highlights

08:05 The Velvet Touch 09:40 The A to Z of TV Gardening 10:00 Gardeners’ World 10:30 The Beechgrove Garden 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:30 What to Eat Now 13:00 What to Eat Now 13:30 EastEnders 15:25 MotoGP 17:00 Flog It! 18:00 The Flying Scotsman: A Rail Romance 19:00 Great British Railway Journeys 19:30 The Ginge, the Geordie and the Geek 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:00 Dive WWII: Our Secret History 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 Glory Road

07:00 Babar and the Adventures of Badou 07:10 Matt Hatter Chronicles 07:35 Dino Dan 08:00 Canimals 08:25 Sooty 08:35 Horrid Henry 08:50 Big Time Rush 09:15 Bottom Knocker Street 09:30 Fort Boyard Ultimate Challenge 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Ade in Britain 11:25 Columbo: Swan Song 13:25 ITV News and Weather 13:35 Inside the National Trust 14:35 The X Factor 16:40 Fool Britannia 17:10 All Star Family Fortunes 18:10 Downton Abbey 19:10 You’ve Been Framed! 19:35 ITV News Central 19:45 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Surprise Surprise 21:00 The X Factor 22:00 Downton Abbey 23:05 ITV News and Weather 23:20 Women Behind Bars with Trevor McDonald 24:20 The Cube

07:10 Ironman 2013 07:35 The American Football Show 08:30 Cardiff Half Marathon 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:25 The Big Bang Theory 13:55 The Big Bang Theory 14:25 The Big Bang Theory 14:55 The Simpsons 15:25 The Simpsons 15:55 Angus, Thongs and Perfect Snogging 17:55 Journey to the Center of the Earth 19:45 Channel 4 News 20:05 World’s Weirdest Weather 21:00 Bigfoot Files 22:00 Homeland 23:05 Was It Something I Said? 23:40 Toast of London 24:10 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

07:00 Childrens TV 08:10 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:20 Mio Mao 08:25 Make Way for Noddy 08:40 City of Friends 08:55 Little Princess 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Hana’s Helpline 10:00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:10 Toby’s Travelling Circus 10:25 Roary the Racing Car 10:40 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Great Birmingham Run 13:15 Jungle Babies: Tarsier Tails 13:45 Are We There Yet? 15:35 Big Daddy 17:20 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 19:10 Royal Babies 20:00 5 News Weekend 20:05 The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen 22:00 The Rock 24:40 Highlander

07:00 Emmerdale 10:10 Coronation Street 11:10 The X Factor 13:20 The Xtra Factor 14:20 Coronation Street 17:25 You’ve Been Framed! 17:55 The Flintstones 19:45 Twister 22:00 The Xtra Factor 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 Freshers 24:50 Tricked

07:00 Switched 07:20 Make It or Break It 08:05 Ugly Betty 08:55 Charmed 09:55 How I Met Your Mother 10:25 How I Met Your Mother 10:55 Hollyoaks 13:30 Made in Chelsea 14:35 Rules of Engagement 15:05 Rules of Engagement 15:35 The Mindy Project 16:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:30 The Big Bang Theory 17:00 How I Met Your Mother 17:30 How I Met Your Mother 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:30 How I Met Your Mother 20:00 Rules of Engagement 20:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 The Big Bang Theory 22:30 The Big Bang Theory 23:00 Rude Tube 24:00 Channel 4’s Comedy Gala

18-24 OCT 2013


monday 21st 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 20:30 Inside Out 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 A Question of Sport 22:00 Murder in the Alps 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 24:20 Citizen Khan 24:50 The Graham Norton Show

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 Watchdog 11:05 James Martin’s Food Map of Britain 11:35 Click 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Inspire: The Olympic Journey 14:30 Cash in the Attic 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 University Challenge 21:30 Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food 22:00 Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet 23:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors

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 and Weather 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 08:00 According to Jim 08:30 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 10:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 14:05 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems 14:20 The Violent Men 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 21:00 Dispatches 21:30 Health Freaks 22:00 999: What’s Your Emergency? 23:00 Date My Porn Star 24:05 Educating Yorkshire

07:00 Childrens TV 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Milkshake! Monkey 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 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 War Hero in My Family 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 Castle 16:15 They Come Back 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 Shoplifters & Proud 23:00 Under the Dome 24:00 Chaos

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 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 Big Rich Texas 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 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 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Peter Andre: My Life 23:00 The Bourne Supremacy

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 08:55 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Suburgatory 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 Suburgatory 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 Big Fat Quiz of the 90s



tuesday 22nd 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 19:30 BBC London 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 Fox Wars 24:20 A Simple Plan


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 Antiques Roadshow 11:05 James Martin’s Food Map of Britain 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Cash in the Attic 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 The Great British Bake Off 22:00 The Wrong Mans 22:30 The Sarah Millican 23:00 Later Live - with Jools Holland 23:30 Newsnight

wednesday 23rd 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 A Question of Sport 24:35 Is Anybody There?


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 Lifeline 14:10 The A to Z of TV Gardening 14:30 Cash in the Attic 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 Nigellissima 21:00 The House That £100K Built 22:00 Ambassadors 23:00 The Culture Show 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals

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 UEFA Champions League 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News Central 23:35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 24:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA

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 Coronation Street 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News Central 23:35 Exposure 24:35 James Nesbitt’s Ireland

CHANNEL 4 07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 According to Jim 08:25 Will & Grace 08:55 Frasier 09:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 11:00 Four Rooms 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 14:05 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures 14:20 40 Guns to Apache Pass 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 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

07:00 Childrens TV 09:30 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 Animal Maternity 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 CSI: NY 16:10 Mary Higgins Clark’s Try to Remember 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 Cowboy Builders 22:00 CSI: NY 23:00 CSI: NY 23:55 CSI: NY 24:50 Countdown to Murder

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 Big Rich Texas 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 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 Peter Andre: My Life 22:00 The Magaluf Weekender 23:00 Celebrity Juice 23:50 Tricked 24:50 Freshers


07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Suburgatory 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 Suburgatory 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 The Naked Gun: from the Files of Police Squad! 24:45 The Big Bang Theory





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 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 14:05 The African Queen 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 21:00 River Cottage 22:00 Grand Designs 23:00 Gogglebox 23:45 How to Find the Perfect Flatmate 24:50 Up All Night

07:00 Childrens TV 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Cowboy Builders 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 The Railway: First Great Western 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 NCIS 16:15 Stranger with My Face 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 Saving Britain’s 70Stone Man 23:00 Wentworth Prison 24:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Holiday Showdown 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 Big Rich Texas 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Holiday Showdown 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 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Freshers 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 Forgetting Sarah Marshall

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Suburgatory 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 Suburgatory 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 20:35 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer 23:00 Misfits 24:00 Made in Chelsea

THURSDAY 24th 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 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 The Ottomans: Europe’s Muslim Emperors 11:05 Plan It, Build It 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Mastermind 14:30 Cash in the Attic 15:15 Great British Menu 15:45 Floyd on Britain and Ireland 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 20:00 Nigellissima 20:30 Nigellissima 21:00 Trust Me I’m a Doctor 22:00 No Sex Please, We’re Japanese 23:00 Mock the Week - Again 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Iceland Foods: Life in the Freezer Cabinet

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 24:45 The Lobby

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 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Gordon Ramsay’s Home Cooking 13:35 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals 14:05 Wake of the Red Witch 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 21:00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 22:00 Educating Yorkshire 23:00 Up All Night 24:05 My Crazy New Jamaican Life

07:00 Childrens TV 07:55 Little Princess 08:10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:50 Noddy in Toyland 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Tickety Toc 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 The Hotel Inspector 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Criminals: Caught on Camera 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Eve of Destruction 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Police Interceptors 21:00 Benidorm ER 22:00 Countdown to Murder 23:00 Person of Interest 24:00 Law & Order: Criminal Intent

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 You’ve Been Framed! 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 Big Rich Texas 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 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 08:10 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 Glee 11:00 New Girl 11:30 Suburgatory 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 Suburgatory 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 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 22:30 Suburgatory 23:00 Educating Essex 24:00 The Big Bang Theory


18-24 OCT 2013

CROSSWORD SOLUTIONS 730 CRYPTIC SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Primer; 8 Search; 10 Receded; 11 Maxim; 12 Seen; 13 Knell; 17 Plump; 18 Pare; 22 Sloop; 23 Elector; 24 Eleven; 25 Patron.

QUICK SOLUTIONS Across: 7 Repair; 8 Damage; 10 Verbose; 11 Agree; 12 Road; 13 Tally; 17 State; 18 Moor; 22 Tramp; 23 Tension; 24 Fluffy; 25 Rugged.

Down: 1 Oppress; 2 Pitched; 3 Wends; 4 Sea-mile; 5 Proxy; 6 Thyme; 9 Odd number; 14 Clipper; 15 Pasture; 16 Wearing; 19 Asset; 20 Rowed; 21 He-man.

Down: 1 Bravery; 2 Spartan; 3 Pilot; 4 Manacle; 5 Harry; 6 Sever; 9 Devastate; 14 Stupefy; 15 Foliage; 16 Grenade; 19 Stuff; 20 Vague; 21 Annul.


18-24 OCT 2013

Life tech

with Aunty Virus


Delta Chrome HI AUNTY: My default browser Google Chrome has somehow been replaced by Delta Chrome. How do I go about returning to Google Chrome? Regards, Barrie. Aunty says: ‘Delta’ or ‘Delta search’ is an adware software usually installed by either installing free software which it is bundled with, or you have clicked on an advert for it. It has basically ‘taken over’ your Google Chrome. First you need to uninstall delta search from your PC: • Windows XP: Go to Start> Control Panel> Add Remove programs> Look for Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar, Yontoo, BrowserProtect and Mixi.DJ from your computer and uninstall these. • Windows 7/Vista: Go to Start> Control panel> Uninstall a program/Programs and Features> Look for Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar, Yontoo, BrowserProtect and Mixi.DJ from your computer and uninstall these.

‘X’ mark. And then update your antivirus and perform a full scan. And then install update and run antimalwarebytes and perform a full scan. After that, restart your PC and Delta search and homepage should disappear. Response: Did the trick. Many thanks. Good job you included a scan in your instructions, as 17 nasties were detected and deleted!

Next you need to remove Delta from Chrome and reset your Chrome Homepage and Chrome Search engines. 1. Click on Chrome menu button. Go to Tools (the three horizontal bars), Settings, Extensions. In the Extensions page, please click on the Recycle Bin button to remove Delta Toolbar (and Delta Chrome Toolbar, Delta toolbar, Yontoo, BrowserProtect and Mixi.DJ ) from the list. 2. Go to Google Chrome Settings, in the ‘Open a specific page or set of pages’ area, please click on Set pages. You will see the Startup pages, in this page, please click on the X button to delete the reference to Delta. Here you can re-input your preferred home page such as Press OK to save. 3. Appearance area, select ‘Show Home button’ and then click ‘Change’. Remove the reference from the Open this page tab and then Select Use the New Tab page, or your new homepage and click OK to save changes. 4. You should move forward and go to Search area, click on Manage Search Engines… Select Google or any other search engine you like from the list and make it your default search engine provider, and then select from the list and remove it by clicking the

Thank Typing issues you Aunty!

HI AUNTY: whilst my Grandchildren were here in Spain they would help me out being an ‘old codger’ but my wife said “Why don’t you ask Aunty in the RTN!” So here I am! I have an HP Pavilion G series with Windows 7 installed. My problem is two-fold:

Hi Aunty: I just wanted to thank you for this wonderful page. I also had problems with regards to printing PDF documents, mentioned by another reader a few issues ago. Jennie says: “ I used to have a problem saving and printing these also, but I found if you right click and open the containing folder you can save and print PDF documents with no problem.” Many Thanks for that tip! Jennie in Benidoleig

1) Regularly, when I am typing a blank page or an email I cannot print the letters ‘T’ or ‘Y’ -both lower and upper case. It is most annoying as I just have to keep pressing lightly on the key until it starts to print! 2) When I am typing an email, before I have finished the text it sends itself either to the draft box or actually sends it to the recipient. Sometimes the curser makes up its own mind and goes to another part of the text to place the type, which of course makes the whole matter gobbledy gook! Help please! Roy Aunty says: It sounds like you have a keyboard and cursor problem. Either dirt and dust have gotten into the keyboard, stopping keys from making contact and not registering, or you have a ‘software driver’ problem with your keyboard. Some mouses (?) do not all work on certain surfaces. You could always try another mouse and keyboard. Response: Many thanks Aunty - I shall try your recommendations!

18-24 OCT 2013


Gadget Inspector Investigates:

Gtech Cordless Sweeper THIS WEEK the Inspector takes a look at the Gtech Cordless Sweeper SW02 In these times of cordless domestic devices where everything from the kettle to the garden mower can be used without the hassle of an attached power cord, why not make one of the biggest household chores cordless too... Unfortunately we’re not talking about the school run or the shopping, but something equally as tedious – cleaning. Cordless floor sweepers have been around for some time now but until recently have been hampered by poor performance and lack of battery power. Sure, there is a very famous brand offering a good (but very expensive) cordless cleaner – but what if you get one and it’s a disappointment? Gtech offers a number of different models, from the sweeper model reviewed today all the way up to a full-blown cordless vacuum cleaner. But unless you need an industrial capacity cleaner to clear the equivalent of a landfill site the Gtech Cordless Sweeper will fit the bill. The Gtech has been designed to take the hard work out of cleaning multiple surfaces, whether carpet, rugs, hard floors or upholstery. A decently powerful 7.2V

motor provides the ‘oomph’ and with 60 minutes run time from a single charge of the integrated NiMH battery (16 hours re-charge) it should be enough to get the job done. And with an ingenious nylon brush bar with edge-sweeping brush you can be sure to get into those awkward corners and close to the skirting. Ease of use is assured with a lightweight 1.6 kg and ergonomic steering system. A lie-flat handle and low profile means getting under furniture should be no problem either. The handle is telescopic to allow for easy adjustment and storage – it can also be removed completely so that the Gtech becomes a hand-held unit for cleaning stairs or upholstery. The Gtech is fitted with an easily removed 0.5 litre dust tray: no messy bags or filters to change. The Inspectors Verdict: The Gtech Cordless Sweeper SW02 is a convenient and quick alternative to that bulky conventional vacuum or hand sweeper – once you’ve got one you’ll probably wonder how you ever got along without one! Please note the following is for

information and is not intended as an advertisement - visit to purchase the Gtech Cordless Sweeper SW02 for 61€. Please note the charger is fitted with a UK plug which will require a Spanish 2-pin adapter. Price quoted includes delivery to Spain and is subject to availability (Euro cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase). Living in Spain or visiting Spain you can get withdrawal symptoms from good old British TV. This sexy and smart application is free and allows you to see what’s on television now and next at one glance and best of all if you have a connection to the internet via 3G or WiFi you can actually watch it LIVE from your Android mobile, tablet, iPhone or iPad. You can watch BBC, ITV, Channels 4 and 5 plus loads more channels and their fantastic TV guide keeps you informed on what’s coming up on the schedule. No self respecting TV addict should be without this app. Free to download from Google play on all Android devices and from iTunes for Apple devices.


18-24 OCT 2013

Life travel

Puppets and cribs: a visit to the museums of Albaida

THE MOORS knew Albaida as ‘la blanca’, because of the colour of the earth in the area. Their former presence there is obvious in the way that it is with most small towns, by the tiny, sinuous alleyways of the old town. But anyone who wants an entertaining day out doesn’t need to follow those Moorish byways because the four gems that make Albaida worth a visit are all within a few seconds walk of each other, just off the Plaça Major. When you enter the Plaça you are confronted by the majestic façade of the Palacio de los Milà i Aragó. Building began somewhere between 1471 and 1477 around what was the original entrance to the town, the Porta de la Vila, completed in 1460. Like many of these grand palaces it was an ongoing building process, with 16th and 17th Century refinements added along the way (including Baroque paintings by the local artist, Bertomeo Albert at the end of the 17th Century). There are various rooms to visit in the Palace, including the private apartments of the Marques who gave the building its name. Pass through its 15th Century arch and you enter the Plaça de la Vila, a delightful square with slatted benches shaded by Mandarin trees, where you can take a few moments rest. To your right as you go through the Palacio archway and housed in the Palacio itself is the Museo Internacional de Titelles d’Albaida, a puppet museum unique in Spain. Historic and modern examples of the puppeteer’s art have been brought from around the world, covering the decades from 1900-1970, with a separate floor devoted solely to Spanish and Valencian puppets. Amongst the elegant Japanese, Indonesian and African puppets you find Sesame Street characters glowering at you, and Mr Punch whacking Mrs Judy, still having family disputes over the baby after 350 years (they originated in 1652 and are now facing a comeback in the UK where they have been seen as highly unpolitically correct for most of the last decade). The museum is the home of the annual International Puppet Fair. On the other side of the arch is the Museo de Betlenes, a museum devoted to the cribs (belenes) that are a major part of the Christmas celebrations throughout Spain and can range in size from a shoe-box display to a huge production that can fill a village square. It also houses a model of how Albaida looked in the 15th Century. In front of the museum is the Iglesia Arciprestal de Santa Maria, built during the 16th and 17th Centuries, behind whose double-arched doors and plain exterior are splendid altar paintings by Albaida’s most famous son, José Segrelles. To learn more about the life of this distinguished artist, cross the square to the pretty Casa Museu José Segrelles, a charming modenista building where the artist lived from its completion in 1940 to his death in 1969 at the age of 84. It is said he died with a brush in his hand having that very day completed a huge religious painting. The house was designed by Segrelles himself and has been kept very much the same as when he lived there, including the library with 11,000 volumes. (Given his enormous work output you wonder if he ever got time to read any!) On display throughout the house are his paintings, demonstrating the extraordinary range of his work, and many of the original illustrations he did for books by such famous authors as Blasco Ibañez and Edgar Allen Poe, and for magazines such as the American Weekly and Illustrated London News when he lived in New York and London. 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, visit

Life music

18-24 OCT 2013


The Karmaroos: Duo THE KARMAROOS are a self-contained duo comprising of vocalist Carol Telford & guitarist Dave Walsh. With their own backing tracks they cover a variety of styles from rock, pop, Motown, dance and slow numbers and they play around the northern Costa Blanca area. Recently they have enjoyed taking part in a couple of fund raising events, Save Our Stage at Bar Ca Pep in Orba as well as the Pepa Funday in La Font d’En Carros, alongside other Costa Blanca entertainers. Dave had a misspent youth in the UK, playing in bands in and around Yorkshire. Carol, however, was a late starter only really coming into her own since moving to Spain ten years ago. Come see them in action at Magnums Bar in Oliva on Sunday 20th October (3pm-6pm) The Karmaroos can be contacted for bookings via Facebook - or visit or via email:

Becky BB and WRX Duo: Jacaranda, Moraira FEMALE VOCALIST Becky BB and Guitarist WRX have only been performing together for a short while but are becoming very popular. Becky sings a range of songs from today’s music like Adele, Alicia Keys etc plus older songs like Bette Midler, Elkie Brooks and more. UK Guitarist Dave T WRX (has his own band in England ‘My Left Foot’ ‘MLF’– who have played in all the big festivals). This new and exciting duo perform every Thursday night at the Jacaranda Restaurant/Bar in Moraira at 9pm, all welcome. For reservations phone: 96 574 3292.

Niamh O’ Sheehan: Female Vocalist NIAMH OFFERS an energetic performance of popular favourite folk-pop-soul-blues - all events catered for - whether you want atmospheric background music during dinner or up-tempo dance music for after dinner. Together with Matthias Coblenzer, both from the band ‘GateCrash’, they are ‘Celtic Knot’, a duo performing an acoustic guitar set with Niamh focusing on singing traditional Irish ballads and folk music. Check out Niamh’s powerful vocals on her website where you will find videos, demos, photos and testimonials - Theme nights a speciality i.e. Irish Night! For more info phone: 676 507 791. GIGS IN OCTOBER Fri 18th: Casinno Bar, Pego. (Celtic Knot) Thurs 24th: Bar Once, Denia. (Celtic Knot) Frid 25th: Black Beluga Bar, Arenal, Javea. (GateCrash) Sun 27th: Farmers Market, Els Poblets. 11 am. (Celtic Knot)

Sun 27th: Café Alta Ego, Denia. 6 pm. (Celtic Knot) Wed 31st: Paddy O’ Connells Irish Bar, Denia (GateCrash) GIGS IN NOVEMBER Sat 9th, L’Almerca Restaurant Teulada (Celtic Knot)


18-24 OCT 2013

Life people

On the beach By Jack Troughton MEMBERS OF the Footlights’ male chorus hit the beach to rehearse a number from the upcoming production of ‘South Pacific’ in authentic surroundings. People enjoying an evening stroll on Calpe promenade got a real surprise when they witnessed the chaps belting out ‘There is nothing like a dame’ – a favourite from the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. The show opens on Wednesday 13th and continues on Thursday 14th November at the Casa de Cultura, Calpe. There is also a single performance on Monday 18th November at the Casa de Cultura, Alfaz del Pi. Performances start at 8pm and reserved tickets are 12€ for adults and 8€ for children under 14. These can be reserved at the Box Office by emailing or by calling 652 404 798. Tickets are also on sale for the Alfaz show at AECC cancer charity shops in Alfaz, Albir and La Nucia. And a final show on Wednesday 20th November in the Teatro Municipal de Torrevieja in conjunction with the town’s Lions Club. Tickets can be reserved online from

Change of Address: opening soon in La Nucia A NEW dress agency and boutique is opening soon in La Nucia HOW IT WORKS Do you have anything unwanted hanging in your wardrobe? An expensive purchase you wish you’d never made? If the answer is yes, then we’re here to help. Bring your clothes and accessories to us and we’ll put them on the rails for sale. Make your wardrobe work for you and change your clothes into cash! And all agency commission will be donated to local cancer charities. For more information call Gary on: 603 137 697: Located above the Giving4Giving Charity Shop in La Nucia.

Coffee morning success available! children and Ladies now Kick Boxing classes for ils! deta Call for

A COFFEE morning in a Moraira garden was a successful fund raiser for Macmillan as part of the World’s Largest Coffee Morning. Organisers Sue and Pat Donovan raised over 1616€ and said a big thanks to generous friends and local businesses for supporting the charity event. And because some of the guests and donors were Spanish, they decided to give 500€ to the Moraira Branch of the

MABS Cancer Support group. Around 1,500 raffle tickets were sold, raising about a third of the total – Elvis appearing to make the draw for over 50 prizes and the top prize was an I-Pad donated by a local bar. A secret auction also raised money and the remainder was raised selling plants given by local garden centres, the sale of refreshments, cakes and a series of games.

Elvis ready to make the draw

Life recipe

Spaghetti with Camembert, Serrano Ham and Pesto THIS IS a truly international dish with French camembert, Spanish jamon serrano and Italian pesto. The result is a wonderful, fresh tasting pasta that has become a regular standby in our house. You could use a ready-made pesto if you want, but if you can find fresh basil, it’s well worth the effort of making your own. • Enough dried spaghetti for two people • 75g camembert cheese, cut into 1cm cubes • 4 thin slices of serrano ham, cut into 1cm strips • 25g parmesan shavings For the pesto • a handful of fresh basil leaves • 1 clove of garlic, peeled • 25g parmesan cheese, finely grated • A small handful of pine nuts • 3-4 tbls olive oil

a lid then leave to stand for a minute or so until the cheese begins to melt. 3. Serve immediately with a the parmesan shavings sprinkled over the top. Serves: 2 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 7-8 minutes

Method 1. Make the pesto by placing all the ingredients in a blender and mixing to a runny paste. Add a little more oil if necessary. 2. Cook the spaghetti in plenty of boiling salted water until just cooked. Drain and return to the pan with a little olive oil. Add the pesto, camembert and serrano, stir and cover with

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18-24 OCT 2013



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 or Tel: 96 646 1439


18-24 OCT 2013

Life health

4KWATRO’s new star With 32 years’ experience in Kickboxing (Muay Thai) and MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) classes at world class level, 4KWATRO in Albir are proud to present Rick Rootlieb, out of the world famous Mejiro Gym and Loek’s Gym in Holland, both gyms known worldwide for their great fighters. SINCE 1ST September the gym has been offering an A-Class global experience in Kickboxing and MMA, with lessons offered throughout the week for every age and social group, from age six to advanced level. New starters are warmly welcomed, with private lessons available along with an opportunity to go professional at a very high competition level. Rick offers a world class standard of guidance and can assist anyone who wants to train - young and old.

This is a unique opportunity to train with the best - and certainly this is the only facility on the Costa Blanca to introduce the world famous ‘Bag Training’, tailored especially for the gym. With the aid of bags Rick is able to train each fighter in a specific way, producing excellent results, both mentally and physically. The first lesson is free and all enquiries are welcome on 96 686 5085 or mobile 672 519 148: also email

Samaritans in Spain SAMARITANS IN Spain (SIS) operates under license from Samaritans UK. Volunteers are trained to exacting standards and represent a diverse range of ages and experiences, offering support to Englishspeaking people with emotional and personal issues, regardless of their nationality, any time, day or night. The tea is available through the Helpline 24 hours a day to listen to your concerns and worries. No problem is too small or too large. If you need practical support then SIS will endeavour to help you reach a solution and find support from other agencies in your area. Your call will be treated with total confidentiality and honesty and most importantly, you will not be judged or told what to do. SIS does not advise but helps you to reach your own conclusions and decision by talking. So don’t suffer alone: Pick up the phone or email SIS, day or night. You talk: we listen.


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Life horoscopes The Lunar Eclipse starts the week off with a bang and finds you in a calm collected mood despite the dynamics of events in the Cosmos. Much energy centres on the home at this time, and any changes or plans that you anticipate are subject to immediate planning and research. The start of something new and long awaited follows shortly. Venus is stubbornly awaiting instructions in Sagittarius, and this brings timbre and emotion into a heartfelt affair of the soul. Loves comes to you in many ways, but above all you have finally found that you need someone to watch over you. This doesn’t make you needy, but it sends a message that you deserve what you ask for! Some things are best kept a secret, and yet around you right now there is a mystery that you have chosen to unravel. This doesn’t mean that you have to make any changes, but it does tell you to leave things well alone and to deal with anything when the right time comes, and not before. Time is of the essence as Mercury retrogrades. As Jupiter moves comfortably nearer and the Mercury retrograde takes on Scorpio there comes a time for changes. These will appear across the board, and their implementation will do so much to lighten your load just now. Prepare yourself for ticking off that long list of wants and needs and start too to see things going your way. Balance needs to be maintained if you are to move on without making unnecessary work for yourself. With a lunar eclipse and a sustained retrograde of Mercury it is hard to see where your loyalties lie especially as you now really do have to choose sides. Follow your innermost gut feelings and remember there are two sides to every st You are so right to be openly suspicious of that you do not deem to be the right solution to an ever increasing problem. Sweeping things under the carpet cannot be a way forward but it is the way that others will cope with this ongoing situation. Indecision is brought about by a nagging Mars and an indecisive and malingering Scorpio. Beguiled somewhat by the dreamy Piscean take on of Neptune you are not to be so easily fooled. It is extraordinary to know that someone is lying to you, but those who are economical with the truth only really fool themselves. Being open and challenging is the right way to treat the situation, fighting fire with fire for the good of all! With both the entry of the Sun exalting Scorpio, and the remnants of the Mercury retrograde and its fallout this week, there comes mixed emotion and a silence about what is not being done, and should be. You have to allow for the reverse thrust of a wily Mercury making up for lost time, but you are to make hay while the Autumnal sun shines on. Venus brings a touch of loving nostalgia to an ongoing matter and urges you to err on the side of caution. Everyone seems to be unable to express themselves right now, but things have to be resolved if there is to be any future reveal and resolution. Your conscious control and non judgmental energies can really be put to good use here. Shielded by forensic energies of Pluto it will do you good to take some much needed time for yourself, if only to enjoy some healthy rest and relaxation. You have allowed things to get on top of you, and whatever makes things easier is the way forward. Your own health and stamina will benefit from some recharging of the batteries! Uranus clings to a shaky Aries, and lacks strength needed to bring about the positive energies needed to make amends all around. You have got the wrong end of the stick, and now have the difficult job of finding a way to show your remorse through support and apology. The sooner that this is out in the open the better things will be. Neptune guards you well, and sees simultaneously your weaknesses and your considerable strength. Eliminating, as you must, that which causes you to question; now take time to release the positive energies of your many gifts and talents. With these in the right place there really should be no stopping you in finally moving on.

Kenny corris Mobile: 686 361 594 Telephone: 965 878 424

Come what may

LOSING A partner, the death of a parent, serious illnesses of loved ones are so unbelievably hard to cope with. Memories are very hard to live on, and we all think we are going to go on for ever and nobody can do that. Often just at a time when we need to have the strongest connection with Spirit, our faith falters and we fail to get the full support that we really do need. Just as we were given life so too we are handed the death that is inevitable. Born dying is so true a phrase. We do not know thankfully how many years we have as we enter into a lottery of life that should have us living for each day we are given. Some us may know what is around the corner, but here fear does nothing to help, and we should live for whatever is out there for us. This won’t be for ever, and our DNA is often pre programmed with the eventual cause of our death; just as our psyche determines the blueprint of our spiritual journey here on Earth and may record our departure if it is seen. My own feelings of death didn’t really kick in until I was forty, the big 4O as they call it. Up until then I was invincible and strong, pain free and could theoretically live forever. After this I began to live life in a different way. There was no fear but there was reality, and policeman did start to look younger. As I filled in online forms on my computer there was a need to scroll down back to 1954 to ascertain the year of my birth. One birthday I got a CD of the top ten in the year of my birth… there is no top ten to talk of. The answers in Quiz games became easier and I began to lose my hair. Recently in London someone gave their seat up for me on the Tube. This was such a shock, since it never happens, but the greying of my hair does bring some dividends, I guess.

Kennys diary Readings in Albir: Mini readings available Monday October 21st and Wednesday October 23rd 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. An Audience with Kenny Corris: Thursday November 14th at 15.30 at: Moli Canyar Restaurant, Carrer Gandia 7, Potries. In aid of: PEPA animal charities. Admission 20EUR. Light refreshments available. Details and bookings from the PEPA website on: or telephone: 96 280 8287 for any further information. Look for promotions shortly available on Facebook, through radio and local press. This show will include a demonstration of Clairvoyance, and Healing will be available throughout the performance.

If it’s your birthday this week

One thing very sure is that Spirit is there for the journey, and never ever leaves us, though we may leave them in times of difficulty and stress and trauma; just when we feel that things have gone against our destiny, usually. It is easy to be able to get angry when something terrible blocks us along the pathway, and we lose faith, mainly because it is easy to feel sorry for ourselves. Shock and grief and trauma can cause a separation from the guiding energies of Spirit and lead us to a point whereby faith goes out of the window or leads us up the garden path. When we have seen and practised resolution and resolve we can take a step on the pathway once more, but only when we are ready to do so, it is very much under our own conscious control. It is very important that we know how to pick ourselves up whenever we fall, and it is inspiring to know that the love brought to us by Spirit does not falter in the negativity of our sorrow and pain and our wallowing in self pity. Spirit is non judgmental, and we are each treated as the great individuals that we are….always and forever. There are many who greatly fear dying of course. Even the inevitable brings surprise. I have so much yet to achieve that I sincerely wish to be able to experience what I need to in the rest of my time here on Earth, and I hope that I can. Death and life have connected with me since my birth. As twins my brother and I came on the scene at just under seven months. I have lived for fifty nine years, but my brother had just thirty eight minutes of life before he was pronounced dead. I went through times when I mourned the death of my flesh and blood, but that fateful day someone chose that I would live and that he would die. I am so thankful for my years whatever they have brought me, and for what is yet to come my way!

Love & Light... Kenny Corris


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Kenny, I get shivers down both of my arms when I enter the room that was my daughter’s before her tragic death seven years ago. It is a recent thing. After her death I left it as she had it, but in moving on I made changes and now use it as a workroom for my arts and crafts. Just suddenly I get the shivers. Is it Jo saying hallo? Amy A. Amy, I am glad you moved on, and it seems as if Jo is happy that you use her room. Many would have left her room to be a shrine and it is far better that you use this room to work with your creative streak. I feel that the shivers are Jo saying how proud she is of you, and to tell you that she is moving on too. She is proud of your achievements and her way of coming through to you is probably at happy times when you have completed something, or to spur you on when you need to feel someone is there for you. This loving communication is something special between a loving daughter and her gifted Mother……….a spiritual dialogue as Jo sees all is well with you, and seeing to it that love never really dies.

Forget the same old same old, and any need to re-invent yourself. This year brings you time to get your head down and benefit from the expertise you seem to want to hold back on. You are best prepared when you are truly ready to bring it all on…. just make it sooner than later!


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Quick Crossword

Cryptic Crossword ACROSS 1. It’s right for top actor to join the directors (9) 8. Strange ring worn by learned divine (3) 9. Approach the lamp so as to be revealed (4,2,5) 11. Got out of the way with theologian coming round quite deceived (7) 12. Frequently mollify missing skinhead (5) 13. Amused a female who wasn’t nice to know (6) 15. Some of the side let everybody down - get rid of them! (6) 17. It takes a cool head and continuous pain to find a hiding-place (5) 18. Make a ripping removal (4,3) 20. Not well and inclined to be not at all friendly (3-8) 22. Bill may take it as lovers do (3) 23. Fell back and received medical attention again (9)

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

Word Ladders

DOWN 2. Also in the direction of nothing (3) 3. Restrained Edward the graduate (5) 4. Refer to everybody with due order (6) 5. Wild flower came up under animal (3-4) 6. Visit the greyhound stadium and be ruined (2,2,3,4) 7. Mend a torn decoration (9) 10. Curse the way men talk! (11) 11. Popular government production of funny comedy about overturned car (9) 14. All rest of stars in disturbance... (7) 16. ...restrictions are precisely defined in part (6) 19. The fruit of temptation... (5) 21. a woman the night before (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 1. Vigorous (9) 8. Wonder (3) 9. Abstainer (11) 11. Go before (7) 12. Additional (5) 13. Majestic (6) 15. Blow (6) 17. Collier (5) 18. Balcony wall (7) 20. Communication (11) 22. Anger (3) 23. A plant (9)

Euromillions Draw

DOWN 2. Born (3) 3. Small wood (5) 4. Merchant (6) 5. Accumulate (7) 6. Airborne soldier (11) 7. Lasting (9) 10. Crises (11) 11. Practical (9) 14. Extend (7) 16. Coil (6) 19. Spacious (5) 21. Dry (of wine) (3)

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No ticket won the jackpot Tuesday 15th October 2013

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Life events

Halloween fun for all GHOSTLY GOINGS on in the Marina Alta on Thursday 31st October when Teulada Moraira Lions return with the annual Halloween Party.

By Jack Troughton THIS POPULAR and free event is firmly established on the calendar and promises to be bigger and better than ever – and the fun always attracts a good crowd of children and adults for this family occasion. Starting at 6pm in the Church Square, Moraira, there is a fancy dress parade with prizes in three age groups for the most imaginative costume. And youngsters will enjoy traditional games and other attractions include face painting, a clown on stilts, jugglers and a bouncy castle. Further information can be obtained by calling 965747343 or visit the website

Enjoying a cuppa CROWDS AT the International Day in Alfaz del Pi enjoyed a refreshing cuppa at the U3A Marina Baixa’s ‘Olde Tea Shoppe’. The event was a great success and the U3A stall was kept busy dispensing tea and cakes from 10am until 5pm. The U3A branch meets on the 4th Monday of the month at the Social Centre and the next general meeting is Monday 28th October. For more information visit the website www.u3amarinabaixa. com or the FaceBook page U3A Marina Alta – or for those without Internet access, call Joan Flint on 96 586 1226 or 677 721 902.

Legion’s glittering Gala Ball A CAVA reception launches the Benidoleig and District Branch of the Royal British Legion’s Gala Ball on Saturday 16th November at the Oliva Nova Golf Hotel. It is an opportunity to dance the night away to the music of Black Glitter or simply enjoy a social occasion in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal. The 6.45pm reception is followed by dinner at 8pm – a four course meal including wine, soft drinks, water and beer served throughout the meal – with tickets costing 36€. With fantastic tombiola prizes the evening will raise much-needed funds to support ex service personnel and their families here in Spain. For more information or reservations, call Josie Creasey on 96 558 3199 or email

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Life spanish

Basic Spanish for everyday needs by Jane Cronin

Step by Step Spanish -53 Compound verb tenses (4)

WE TEND to think of verbs as single words like “go” “come” “speak” – “ir” “venir” “hablar”. HOWEVER, OVER the last few weeks we have been looking at how other words are added to these “main” verbs to expand the way we can use them. Examples in English are “I have gone” or “he has spoken”. We can also add two extra words “We will have come” and so on. We call these extra verbs “auxiliary verbs” as they “help” us to do more with the main verb. In Spanish the principle auxiliary verb is “haber”, and we have already looked at a few examples. There is another verb which, although it doesn’t officially appear in the verb books as an auxiliary, is also combined with main verbs to expand their meaning. This verb is “estar”. The most common example of a compound verb form with “estar” is when we say things like this: “Estoy hablando

con mi amigo” (I am speaking to my friend); “Los niños están jugando en el parque” (The children are playing in the park). I call this the “present action” tense, but it is also called the “present continuous” tense. It refers to things that are occurring at the present moment or within a present temporary time scale. Another example is “Estoy aprendiendo español” (I’m learning Spanish) although in this case the temporary time period can be extended indefinitely! If we change the tense of “estar” it is also possible to change the overall tense of the verb, but this does lead to some duplication. Amongst the many ways we can talk about the past, we can say “estaba hablando con mi amigo” (I was speaking to my friend) and “Los niños

estaban jugando en el parque” (The children were playing in the park). This form is very close in meaning to the past continuous “hablaba con mi amigo” and “los niños jugaban en el parque”. Sometimes I think the Spanish just have too many verb tenses for their own good. The difference between these two is fairly minimal; although as English speakers we tend to find the compound tense easier as it is closer to our own compound form “I was speaking …” etc. Other tense changes with “estar” are technically possible but need to be treated with care. “Estaría hablando” (I would be speaking) is basically the same as “hablaría” (I would speak). You may also hear “estuve hablando”. I think we’ll leave it there, if that’s okay with you.

100% Pass Rate for hardworking pupils …. KINGSBURY DANCE Academy recently held their awards ceremony to congratulate their pupils on a 100% pass rate from the British Ballet Organisation examinations held in June. The examinations covered classical ballet, tap, modern, freestyle and flamenco. All pupils received a pass, merit or distinction and the results reflected the dedication and hard work that the pupils and director Ruth had achieved during the past year. Pupils are now busy rehearsing for their Christmas production, featuring classics from an array of favourite musicals. Further details will be published, nearer the time. The dance academy also recently extended their choice of classes to include Flamenco with Raquel Peña and Mini Amigos … further details can be seen on Facebook: or Tel: 663 879 839. The first class is free!

Life books

Danny Collins -

Nice Jumper THIS IS a book of how the author became a teenage golf professional. APART FROM playing golf in his youth, Tom Cox writes books, he also likes cats. I don’t play golf but two out of three isn’t bad, so I decided to give the book a go. Many years ago, I had occasion to spend some days at Wentworth Golf Course in Surrey and I was amazed to find myself in surroundings where everyone wore funny trousers with a glove hanging out of the back pocket and spoke in an upmarket slang about such things as woods, irons, Tour Editions, and a strange affliction called ‘wrist cock’. Tom Cox is funnier. The book is a laugh a minute as Tom and his teenage golfing pals terrorise the middle class inhabitants of the ‘Lego’ houses adjoining the course (not Wentworth) while improving their handicap, holding the club captain in awe, and looking down on the green staff, who replaced their divots without a murmur. I should think anyone who loves golf would love this book. I don’t and it still made me Author: Tom Cox Publisher: Black Swan (paperback) Price: 11.20 euros ISBN: 978 0 552 77935 7


laugh. Tom Cox’s writing tickles a funny bone whether you play the greens or not and I picked up some useful expressions to use should I find myself on the right of a club bore at a dinner party. Stars 1-10: 9 (could have been a 10 if I played the game)

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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!

Does England Really Expect? So England are now on the road to Rio and I was actually pretty impressed by their display (particularly in the first half) on Tuesday night. They played some really good stuff at times. But will that be the case when the tournament rolls around? Probably not! For years now, general consensus has been that England continue to under-perform and that their style and level of play simply isn’t good enough, but I’m not sure that The Three Lions have ever been THAT good anyway have they? The media of course always hark back to 1966 when England ruled the world, playing exciting and spellbinding football but, if you dig a little deeper, and read a few match reports from that victory over Germany, they didn’t actually play that well! They were pragmatic and solid but not especially thrilling. In the subsequent 47 years, I can think of only maybe half a dozen games where they’ve played really good, exciting football against a decent side and won. So there’s no point in ever hoping that it’s going to happen regularly, let alone next summer! There’s just no precedent for it! The best England game I’ve ever seen was easily the 5-1 defeat of Germany. They were very good for the whole 90 minutes. Even Heskey scored! But it was a blip. By the next game everything was back to normal; a sluggish two nil home win over Albania, the second goal coming in the 88th minute. That’s the real England. So everyone needs to be realistic in their expectations. For what it’s worth, in my opinion, only when fans, players, manager and media really embrace being dull and pragmatic, and demand nothing more than being dull and pragmatic, and are not at all bothered by being dull and pragmatic, that England will have any chance of being successful...and even then, you know full well that they won’t be - it’s England! This Week in “The Lions”: Sat 19th Oct: Newcastle v Liverpool (1.45pm) Arsenal v Norwich (4pm) Man United v Southampton (4pm) West Ham v Man City (6.30pm) Sun 20th Oct: Aston Villa v Spurs (5pm)

The ego gets in the way Noel’s world of golf By Noel Eastwell Teaching Professional Alicante Golf 639 730 891

FC Torry news TORRY HAVE played 2 games in the past week or so and gained 4 points to take them to 4th in the table. A week last Wednesday they won 4-3 at Villarreal C with an injury time winner in a pulsating game. Carrasco scored A hat-trick and Obele got the other. Last Sunday they entertained 5th placed Jove Espanol and drew 0-0. The game was closely contested with both defences having the upper hand. Jove edged the first half and Torry the second half with a draw a fair result on the day. This weekend Torry visit Pinoso.

friend who was also on holiday with him tried the same clubs, tested the same and was also fitted with a slightly different but regular flex shaft. In a matter of a few minutes we had smashed a myth in the minds of two experienced golfers and allowed them to enjoy their golf in a way they had never done before. The message to you golfers out there is to test all golf clubs before you buy them and take advantage of the computer technology available now to assess your swing and its intricacies: you will certainly be very well rewarded. 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 The decision of the editor of RTN will be final in making the winning selection. QUESTION FOR OCTOBER 18TH 2013: Who won last weekend’s Portugal Masters? 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. DATES FOR YOUR DIARY 19th Oct, RTN weekly golf meeting at Alicante Golf 26th Oct, RTN Weekly golf meeting at Alicante Golf 30th Oct, Ping Demo day at Alicante Golf 5th Nov, RTN monthly league match at Alicante Golf 12th Nov, RTN Weekly golf meeting at Alicante Golf

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Plus all the action from Spain & Germany!

AS WE were preparing the driving range at Alicante Golf last weekend for our Callaway Demo Day I was involved with a very interesting conversation with another professional who was on holiday from England. We got around to talking about his experiences of hosting a demo day at his club and how he constantly saw golfers playing with shafts that are not only too heavy for them but also too stiff in flex. In some ways I was pleased to hear this because I have had very similar experiences myself. I told myself that as much as possible throughout that day I would hide the shaft flex from the golfers testing the latest Callaway golf clubs and had a very interesting day indeed. One of my first customers of the day was a man from Sweden who was six feet three inches tall and was a typical well-built Scandinavian who was undoubtedly an experienced golf playing with a handicap of 8. His request was to try an iron with a steel stiff shaft to match the ones he had in his old irons. Having prepared for the day we had covered the flex markings with coloured tape for easy identification, to make it faster to choose the clubs we wanted. What happened next amazed the golfer who found he was hitting his chosen iron style 7 iron further that his old 6 iron. Thankfully he was so impressed he bought the clubs we recommended for him but with a shaft now matching his swing speed perfectly. Before completing the sale I showed the golfer that he was fitted to a regular 75 gram shaft instead of the 110 gram shaft he was using. The look on his face was priceless and he went and hit the clubs again and agreed that it was his ego that had made him choose the stiff shaft because he felt he was strong. He was certainly playing golf in a state of misinformation given to him in the past. The best part of the day for me was when his

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THIS WEEK’S match was held on the Eden canal stretch of the Rio Segura and was the 5th round of the Winter Championship. The river was up but just flowing with a reasonable colour. However, looks can be deceiving as we found out… There were only 3-4 swims that fished with everybody else struggling to make a few kilos. Why? Who knows? Only the fish! But again it brings you down to earth thinking you have the method and bait and it all goes belly up. Fish were caught on all baits along the whole stretch of river! TOP RODS ON THE DAY 1st: Lenny (ExCultural Attache) Bolton fishing the pole using pellet and paste with 15 kilos 2nd: Dave (Yours Truly) Hoare fishing the pole using bread and corn with 13.5 kilos 3rd: Dave (The Sweetie Man) Hutchinson fishing the pole using paste with 12.22 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 This week’s 6th round match of the Winter League was fished at the Embalsa at Blanca on 8th October. This lake must be the hardest place to fish in Spain, considering its size and that it is being fed by a river it still fishes very patchy, and there does not seem to be any small fish except for the Bleak and they were absent in some pegs. Most of the fish are coming to Corn Maggot and Hemp, Ian Dalzell once again showing his fishing expertise using Hemp on the feeder to win the match. 1st: Ian (The Irish Wizard) Dalzell with 9.7kg fishing Hemp on the feeder Joint 2nd: Doug (The Welsh Goldminer) Hornblow, using pellet with 5.670kg fishing pole and feeder

Also 2nd: Dave (Yours Truly) Hoare with 5.670kg fishing the whip using maggot for Bleak The overall points at the half way stage of the Winter League are: 1st: Dave Hoare with 43.5pts 2nd: Ian Dalzell with 37pts 3rd: Stan Roberts with 36pts All details are available at or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 96 532 8368. 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:

18-24 OCT 2013

Life cars

Tim Saunders Independent unbiased car reviewer

Road Test - Honda Civic THERE ARE two diesel engines available on the new Honda Civic: the 2.2 and the 1.6. I can’t speak for the former but the latter is so economical that I cover 300 miles on barely quarter of a tank. Honda claims that its 1.6-litre iDTEC will return 78mpg: I experience around 60mpg encompassing all manner of driving from stopping and starting in the slowest of traffic jams through to fast and demanding motorway cruising. This latest example (the ninth generation) of the Civic builds on the futuristic theme and enhances the parts that the original hinted at but didn’t carry off as well such as its rear, which features bulbous lights while the triangular exhausts have disappeared as you can see in the video at I thought I would miss these but the whole package is more aesthetically pleasing. The concealed handles for the rear doors make this five-door seem like a three, especially to my wife when she first tried to get our children in the back. It’s a nice touch and one that seems to have been copied by other manufacturers. The rear windscreen is still an annoyance for me because of the position of the spoiler which effectively cuts the screen in two and hinders vision when inside. But it’s a great driver’s car with body hugging ‘magic’ seats.

My family and I demand much from our striking red protégé because we go away for a long weekend and while it is not large enough for our tandem pushchair, it copes with a suitcase, my daughter’s Trunki, a single pushchair, a crib, a bouncer and a box of food as well as my daughters in their two car seats. Despite being weighed down the driving experience is good. The economy figures I mentioned earlier are reached with a combination of automatic engine stop/start and the use of a green economy button to the right of the steering wheel. While engaged progress is noticeably a little lethargic on occasions disengaging this does speed up the process. But once the Civic is on its way progress is satisfying and with the correct gears there’s an element of gusto. The gearbox is a little notchy but it can be forgiven this for its decisiveness. The Civic is a tricky car to reverse and on occasions it can be difficult to gauge whether there are any obstructions behind, so it is helpful that some models are fitted with reversing sensors; unfortunately this model does not have them.

Equipped with all the usual refinement the air conditioning is an absolute blessing during the height of our British summer where temperatures exceed 25 degrees Celsius. It’s true. And so the lo setting keeps us all extremely happy. New price range: £16,995 - £28,280 FACTS AT A GLANCE 0-60mph: 10.2secs Top speed: 129mph Power: 118bhp Economy: 60mpg Watch the video at

Advanced motorist Tim Saunders is the former Business and Motoring Editor of the Bournemouth Daily Echo. His regular test reports appear in numerous newspapers, magazines and websites throughout the UK, Ireland and Gibraltar. For more independent unbiased car reviews and videos visit

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2004 NEW MODEL RENAULT LAGUNA 2.0 AUTOMATIC priviledge. white with grey half leather trim, alloys, xenons, c/d, 1 owner 5995€

Black with grey trim, c/d a/c,p/ex to clear


2003 SMART FOR-TWO PURE, SEMI AUTO- TIPTRONIC, Black with grey trim, c/d a/c,p/ex to clear 3495€ 2000 MODEL RENAULT MEGANE 1.4 RXE 5 dr emerald met with grey trim. Alloys, a/c, low kms p/ex to clear 1495€


2004 MAZDA MX5 CABRIO magenta mica met,with black trim, c/d, hi-fi, alloys, FSH, immaculate! 3995€




Tel: 965 876 030

Mob: 699 034 138


2012 CITROEN NC5 2.0Hdi 140 Premier in Satin Black Climate control Cruise control One owner car like new HJM

23,500 €

2009 CITROEN C4 Picasso 2.0Hdi CMP with climate control Cd radio Cruise control 43,000, Nice clean car


11,800 €

2006 CITROEN XSARA PICASSO 1.6 Hdi 110 SX TOP in slate grey metallic 114,000kms AC cruise Alloys


6,900 €

2006 CITROEN C4 1.6 Hdi 110 Collecion in Blue metallic 120,000kms nice economical tidy car


6,000 €

2005 CITROEN C4 2.0 Hdi EXCLUSIVE in blue metallic Climate control cd radio park sensors 132,000kms DGM

5,400 €

1987 CITROEN 2CV in cream paintwork just been restored in immaculate condition one for the collectors FGK

6,900 €

2006 FORD FOCUS SALOON 1.8Tdci Ghia in silver metallic, like new with only39,900 kms one owner from new FFJ * 6,800 € 2002 AUDI A4 2.5 Tdi 155 SE in superb silver metallic DSG Auto with 120,000 Top class condition, leather trim BWC

6,800 €

2000 OPEL FRONTERA 2.2DTI Sport model 3 door lovely condition with 113K kms Roof bars & towbar Nice 4x4 GFR 3,000 € 1996 LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 2.5tdi AUTOMATIC RHD red metallic 89,000 miles in exceptional condition BZB 2,300 €

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• Pipe leaks pressure tested, detected and repaired with a proven guaranteed success rate • Structural leaks investigated and repaired • Replacement pumps, filters, salt systems, Ph regulators and accessories supplied and installed • Refurbishments & upgrades undertaken • Weekly maintenance contracts

British Trained & Qualified in the UK Pool Industry with over 18 years experience. Legal & established for over 10 years in Spain. Extensive references. All work guaranteed. WHY GO TO THE SHOP? WHEN WE COME TO YOU SAVING YOU TIME AND MONEY!

TEL: 966 774 199 / 678 080 500 NO CALLOUT CHARGE WITHIN THE LOCAL AREA Torrevieja and surrounding areas plus Costa Calida

UK-SPAIN-IRELAND All European Destinations

Removals with the personal touch. Full/part loads. Parcels, flat packs, luggage, door to door service, Storage available, pets transported

Phone 965 696 750 • 0044 (0) 744 791 8589 email:


18-24 OCT 2013 Bobby, please contact Yvonne on 630 422 563 PET TRAVEL UK family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. All air conditioned vehicles (no vans) UK 0800 612 4922 or Spain 960130537 APAD (ANIMAL) CHARITY SHOP Calle San Antonio 1, Jalon. Open 9.30/1.00 Mon- Sat. Stock needed - clothes, toys, misc. For more info. Tel: Jane 680717118 ALSTRAYS TRANSPORT SERVICES Monthly cat and dog transports between Spain, France, Germany, Holland, Belgium and the UK. DEFA certificate and license. Tel: 676 653 681

PET TRANSPORT we treat your pet as if they belong to us and that is our promise. Van fully air conditioned we believe we have the best rates so give Joe a call on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 for a chat or e mail PROTECTAPET Spains leading pet insurance provider. tel: 965 756 371 SMALL DOGS CARED FOR IN OUR OWN HOME So if you need to go away on holiday but don’t want your dog to go into kennels then we will look after them. References available. Tel: 965843781 Mob: 622514980 (Altea area - Costa Blanca North) TRANS-PET We do regular, door-to-door journeys between the Costa Blanca and the UK.Our aim is to provide a professional, caring service for your pets.Boarding facilities for Cats and Dogs. This may be for an overnight stay or of longer durations.Tel:600-552-030 965-960-658

YOUR BLINDS IN SPAIN Family run business supplying the best quality products at rock bottom prices. Rose Fabrics, Railux designer Roller blinds, Awnings & Canopies, Venetian Blinds, Pleated Blinds, PVC Blackout fabrics, Rainforest Fabrics, Mosquito Screens. Contact us now for a free no obligation quotation or visit us at Zoco Market every Sunday. Tel: 965 701 984 658 338 123. Website: Email:

GENERAL BUILDING, PLASTERING, TILING Maintenance/ New Build. www.jrconstruction. com Benidorm and surrounding area. Tel: 634 617 771 966 877 757

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS - COSTA BLANCA Confidential Helpline, South 625 912 078, North 648 169 045.

GOLD WANTED English Jeweller wishes to buy broken or unwanted Gold and Silver jewellery & coins for cash. Call for an appointment. Peter (7 days) 664 890 990. Member of the Nat. ASSN of Goldsmiths BILLY AND HIS BROTHER BOBBY are 2 years old. They were rescued aged 8 weeks, when their litter were taken from young children who were trying to sell them. They have never known a loving home. Although they are large dogs, both of them are very friendly and sociable. They love meeting people who visit the APAH kennels and being made a fuss of. If you would like to meet Billy and

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL CLEANING SERVICE for your home or business at a fair price. References available. (Altea area) Tel: 965843781 or 622514980

MOBILE/PARK HOMES FROM 15,000 € Fully furnished ready to move into, Camping Pueblo San Javier. Also homes & plots for rent. Carol 96 819 24 25 Mob. 626 055 622

BYTEBACK MICROS computer repairs/upgrades in your home. Qualified technician. Systems custom built. Whatever your problem call: 965-312-006 or 606-127-424


18-24 OCT 2013 HIGHLY MOTIVATED SELF EMPLOYED PERSON required in Costa Blanca. Sales experience in property an advantage. Must have own transport. Please apply with C.V. to FEMALES OVER 40 required for adult Internet modelling. No males. Excellent rates. 966 182 714

LADIES DANCEFIT WITH L.A DANCE at 4kwatro in Albir, Mondays at 7.30pm, call Louise on 655 781 068 for more information TAPPY TOES DANCE CLASS FOR BABIES from 18 months, at 4kwatro in Albir, 11am, call Louise on 655 781 068 for more information. LA BAMBA’S - BALLROOM / LATIN / SEQUENCE DANCING Los Rosales Restaurant, Guardamar CV895 [near Lemon Tree Sunday Market] Monday - Social Dance 8.30pm - 10.30pm [Sequence class 7.30pm - 8.30pm] Friday - Social Dance 7.30pm - 10.30pm Wednesday - New Beginners Class starting 4th September 2pm -3pm Improvers Class 3pm - 4pm Intermediate Class 4pm - 5pm For more information contact Andrea and Brian 616 478 157 FUNKY FREESTYLE DANCE with Louise, every Saturday morning at Villamar Campsite in Albir/Benidorm, come and learn all the moves and routines to your pop idols! Call Louise on 655-781-068 for more information!

car import transfer, driving license transfer, schools, doctors, social security.(Benidorm and surrounding areas) Tel: 619 269 408 email: ADVISORY SERVICE Need advice on making a will, buying or selling property, tax, resident or non resident, starting a business in spain, we can talk you through and give you the best advice and help you settle in spain. (Benidorm and surrounding areas) Tel: 610 634 506

ALEXANDERS ANTIQUE JEWELLERS pay Top London prices, Est. 2003. Open MonSat, 10am - 2pm. Javea Port seafront. Tel: 965 792 595 667 270 969

DO YOU NEED EXTRA HELP AT HOME? I can help you at home with light duties, cleaning, cooking, housework, shopping etc as a carer. References available. Altea, Benidorm, Alfaz del Pi area. Call Trisha for more information on 622 514 980 or 965 843 781

SOS INSURANCE Best prices available. CALL US FIRST for all your insurance needs, including best deals on Funeral plans. Buildings and contents cover from just 98 euros per year. Tel 966787123 / 686116297

MICHAELS AT MICHAEL´S Several very high quality coffee tables, large & small. See more than 600 photos: AT MICHAEL’S Fantastic black recliner / massage chair with built in soothing music. Must try! Photos on: AT MICHAEL’S we specialize on very high quality pre-owned furniture for half price or less. Tel 96-579 1328 MICHAEL’S 30 YEARS IN JAVEA - ENSURES YOUR SATISFACTION! We sell high quality pre owned furniture, many from show apartments etc. Look at: Tel 96-579 1328 AT MICHAEL’S part exchange on certain beds when you buy a New bed from our New Bed shop in the Arenal. Photos: LIGHTWEIGHT WHEELCHAIR Folding, immaculate.150 euro. Mobility scooter.40km range. Road legal. Hardly used.499 euro.627019403 AT MICHAEL’S part exchange on certain beds when you buy a New bed from our New Bed shop in the Arenal. Photos: AT MICHAEL’S Miscellaneous items, unusual ornaments and several lamps etc. to choose from Photos: AT MICHAEL’S we specialize on very high quality pre-owned furniture for half price or less. Tel 96-579 1328 AT MICHAEL’S Look at our website with now over 850 photos, to find very high quality furniture for affordable prices:

MR FIXIT For all your electrical, Plumbing, General & Appliance & Boiler repairs. No call out charge. 698 320 434 REPAIRS Washing machines, Dishwashers & Dryers. Also Boilers and any electrical problems. 24hours. Cheap prices Tel 626 805 709

MARKETING ASSISTANTS REQUIRED Full & Part Time positions available. Costa Blanca South Region. Basic salary including bonus package. Call Rebecca 966 799 070 or email your CV SALES STAFF REQUIRED for fabulous glossy magazine and radio sales combined. Must have experience in sales and have own vehicle. Spanish speaking an advantage. Good commissions and telephone provided. Contact 965 997 222 for interview. AVON NEED DISTRIBUTORS Earn extra for Christmas, work hours to suit you, call for info... Rosh 966785520

GOLD WANTED English Jeweller wishes to buy broken or unwanted Gold and Silver jewellery & coins for cash. Call for an appointment. Peter (7 days) 664 890 990. Member of the Nat. ASSN of Goldsmiths

ADVICE WITH THE SPANISH SYSTEM Whatever you need to integrate into the spanish system, we can help you. NIE, residencia, empadronamiento,

PLAY PETANCA NEW GROUP Monday’s 10am -12 in Teulada. Tel: 965 743 148

OPEL ZAFIRA 1.8 LITRE ELEGANCE 7-Seater Auto, 2002, 106,000kms, 3 owners, FSH, AC, alloys, PAS, ABS, front fogs, Electric windows/mirrors, roof rails, CD, rear head restraints, beautiful condition high spec model! 5,950€. Tel Frank 600726221/965687976 VW GOLF 1.9 TDI 5 DOOR HATCHBACK November 2005, Only 21,000kms, 1 owner, FSH, AC, PAS, ABS, CD, Electric windows/mirrors, remote locking, rear head restraints, Metallic silver. 8,250€. Tel Frank 600726221/965687976 KIA PICANTO 1.1LITRE 5 DOOR HATCHBACK 2006, 66,000kms, 3 owners, fully serviced, AC, PAS, ABS, CD, Electric windows/mirrors, front fogs, remote locking,

18-24 OCT 2013 rear head restraints, Metallic black. 3,750€. Tel Frank 600726221/965687976 OPEL AGILA 1.2LITRE 5 DOOR HATCHBACK 2003, 71,000kms, 3 owners, FSH, AC, PAS, ABS, CD, Electric windows/mirrors, remote locking, rear head restraints, roof rails, very economical, Metallic silver. 3,250€. Tel Frank 600726221/965687976 VW GOLF 1.6 AUTO CABRIOLET 1997, 97,000kms, 3 owners, FSH, AC, PAS, ABS, Alloys, electric windows/mirrors, CD, central locking, rear head restraints, rear wind shield, power hood, dark metallic blue. 3,250€. Tel Frank 600726221/965687976 REPLACEMENT ENGINES Need a replacement Engine, Gearbox, Turbo or Cylinder Head. Call Roadstar Auto Centres for a no obligation quote. Call 965 351 180

Cars wanted dead or alive

Working or non working Spanish or English All paperwork sorted Also, caravans motorbikes etc.

Call Velocity now on 674 256 147

PROBLEMS WITH INSECTS? Cockroaches, rats & mice. Call 626 828 974 All insects

WANT TO DRIVE your LHD car to the UK and sell it when you get there? Call 658 670 777

MJB MOBILE WELDERS Gates, grills, hinges etc., repaired or new. No job too small. Fast service. Low prices. Free Quotes. Call Terry: 966 845 414 / 625 995 470 WANTED I BUY ANY CAR van,Caravan,4x4 Etc. British, Spanish. Immediate cash 600-781-873

MR FIXIT For all your electrical, Plumbing, General & appliance & Bolier repairs. No call out charge. 698 320 434

POOL LEAK REPAIR SPECIALIST’S Pipe leaks pressure tested, detected and repaired. Structural leaks investigated and repaired. Professional, conscientious service to the highest standards. Refurbishments and upgrades undertaken. Replacement pumps, filters, salt systems, ph regulators and accessories supplied and installed. All work guaranteed. British trained in the UK pool industry with over 18 years experience. 10 years served on the Costa Blanca. Torrevieja and surrounding areas including Costa Calida. Tlf:Pristine Pools on 966-774-199 or 678-080-500 NO CALLOUT CHARGE. SEE MAIN ADVERT ON FRONT PAGE OF CLASSIFIEDS Why go to the shop? When we come to you saving you time and money! SWIMMING POOL MAINTENANCE AND CLEANING SERVICE BY POOLTECHSPAIN. We are a fully legal, qualified and registered business who have been operating on the Costa Blanca for 6 years. We offer a professional, reliable, safe and efficient pool service, inc. re-grouting, pressure testing and leak repairs. Private and community swimming pools undertaken. Call now for more information on 965-725-565 or mobile 676-945-360/ 620-743-048


JAVEA PRIVATE SALE. 6 BEDROOM LUXURY VILLA. 6 beds, 3 baths, modern villa, immaculate condition, spectacular views, beautiful garden and pool area. Was 875.000 Euros reduced to 575.000 Euros. Please call 609 631 254 for more details. FOR SALE 3 BEDROOM TOWN HOUSE Air Cond.&Heating. Communal Pool. Secure. Off road Parking. Villamartin Area. Offers over 99,000€. Tel 722720148 FOR SALE LARGE 3/4 BED DETACHED VILLA with Private Pool in Eagles Nest. Fully Modernised. Viewing Essential. 270,000€. TEL 672468672. MORAIRA FOR SALE 4 bed, 3 bath villa,198 2m full c/h & a/c, 9x5 pool, lovely position.. €349.000. tel 666378840, can email photo’s. FULLY LICENCED, ESTABLISHED, GUEST HOUSE for sale, only 4km from Iznajar lake, 45 minutes north of Malaga, 250,000 euros ono. 952728231 / 690217055 SUPERB RESTORED FINCA in stunning mountain location. Tel: 626897041 JAVEA TOSCAL 4 BED 3 bathroom, pool, BBQ, mature gardens, very quiet area, garage and pond. 355,000€. Tel: 0044 (0) 7729 618 775 2 BEDROOM OLGA URB SAN LUIS extended dining room with pool. 125,000€ or nearest offer. Tel: 698279838 FINCA BENISSA 9,000 SQUARE METRES 3 beds, 2 baths, mains electrics/water. Woodburner/central heating. 9x5 pool. Ring for info. 275,000€ or PX. Tel: 966489283 ALGORFA 5 MINUTES TO GOLF COURSE 2 bedroom apartment, large living area, separate kitchen, utility, 2 terraces, 55,000€. Tel: 966782031 VILLAGE HOUSE, GOOD DECORATIVE ORDER 2 bedrooms, new roof, woodburner. Oil Fired central heating, peaceful location, fully furnished. 120,000€. Tel: 965 587 632 07717 407 610 SPACIOUS GROUND FLOOR 2 BEDROOM 2 bathroom duplex. Fully furnished. In Dreamhills 2 with 2 communal pools. 79,950€. Tel: 672 532 790 ALMORADI HOUSE FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, separate lounge, solar water heating, large porch. 153,000€. Offers considered. Tel: 965 702 521 200,000€ 2KMS FROM ONTINYENT 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom villa, 145 in 1600 metres squared. Air conditioning, central heating, pool, garage. Tel: 962 135 223 MOBILE/PARK HOME 2 bedrooms en-suite fully fitted. Camping Pueblo San Javier 22,000€. Carol 96 819 24 25 Mob 626 055 622.

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18-24 OCT 2013 Available for short or long term rent from 350pcm. 96 672 3437 or 616493487

TO RENT A SPACIOUS ONE BEDROOM APARTMENT In excellent condition Situated in Moraira includes Garden & Swimming Pool. 325€ P/m. Tel. 672541728 FLAT SHARE OLD TOWN BENIDORM Mature lady has 2 bedroom flat to share in Old Town Benidorm. Double room, shared lounge, shared kitchen. Internet and all bills included. 275€ per month. Suit mature person, male or female. Call 619 236 428 for more information PARK HOMES 2 BEDROOMS


Both en-suite fully fitted. Camp-


ing Pueblo San Javier. Carol Tel

ALS. Spain-UK-Spain. Van in

96 819 24 25 Mob.

UK 27 October - 3 November to

626 055 6622 Email.

Spain. Space Available. Part/Full

Loads. Tel. 633 933 391 or email


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RILLA Large 3 bedroom

als and deliveries. Spain/UK

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FIFTY SHADES OF GREY Ladies, live the fantasy at home and get paid! Details: FEMALES OVER 40 required for adult Internet modelling. No males. Excellent rates. 966 182 714 64 YR OLD MALE SUB/DOM SWITCH If your looking for some real fun contact me now.

2 OR 3 BED / 2 BATH APARTMENTS in San Miguel. Lift, communal rooftop pool & solarium, video entry system. Speciality more mature women. Xdressers. Home visits/low fees. Tel: 693478573 GENERIC VIAGRA EXCLUSIVE First time in Spain 120mgs. Also Kamagra 100mgs, Generic Cialis 20mgs, and jellies. Local and Nationwide service. Pay on Delivery. www. or phone Colin 680 878 735 SOPHIE ESCORT Slim elegant naughty lady. Hotel/home visit available. Tel:693 357 526

jobs undertaken. Telephone UK 0800 612 4922 or Spain 960130537 ASHLEY- 29 ENGLISH/MIXED RACE- Absolutley stunnning, near Torrevieja Hospital, 665 883 576 THE BLUE PILL NOW EVEN BETTER. Other products available. Don’t miss out. Derek 685 207 378 SPANISH LADY PLAYA FLAMENCA near new Carrefour before La Florida. 35 years, attractive, classy lady, private house, parking. Offers all erotic services, massage, sexy linge-

rie, economical prices from 40€. Full discretion. Call Ana 680-735-412 CASA ANGELA TORREVIEJA Luxury Private Chalet, parking. Drinks invitation. Feeling alone? Just want some company? Exotic girls from South America. Call us, come and enjoy! Also Escort Service. Full discretion. Street: Avenida Asociacion Vistimas del Terrorismo. 609-573-468 or 639-832-118

ANÚNCIATE TLF: 628 191 897

18-24 OCT 2013


VAN LEAVING FOR THE UK/ SPAIN EVERY 2 WEEKS great rates please contact Joe on 966 074 576 or 650 341 087 or

DON’T WORRY ABOUT LOSING YOUR TV CHANNELS Free UK TV, Free Movies, Free Sports, Free Catch-up, Free Adult NO MONTHLY SUBSCRIPTION! For more information visit: or call Tel: 657 766 341

CRYSTAL CLEAR SATELLITE AND INTERNET TV Sky/BT Sports & Sky Movies on new Internet box 299€ no dish required. Steve 660186505 Ros 965584097

I BUY RECORDS LP’S SINGLES AND CD’s ANY STYLE, JAZZ, BLUES, POP, PUNK, ROCK, ETC... TOP CASH PAID. 622 750 117 TURN YOUR UNWANTED FURNITURE Electrical, Household Goods and Bric-a-brac into Cash. Anything! Anywhere! 965319-220/618-165-877

JAVEA SKIP HIRE 626 670 038 Moraira, Benissa, Calpe, Denia from S&W TOOL HIRE & FERRETERIA MORAIRA

GAS FRIDGE FREEZER BUTSIR 250 euros. Diesel generator for solar system 450 euros 5kva petrol generator 350 euros. Call 675 878 601 or 965 078 483 Pego area

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