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Corruption judge indicts former mayor by louise clarke

Painting the town Pink for the AECC

Painting Playa Flamenca pink! More than 400 people turned up last Sunday for the third annual ‘Maria and the Pink Ladies’ Walk and Funday in Playa Flamenca. The atmosphere was electric as the walkers congregated at the start and with almost everyone in pink. Read the full story on page 51.

THE JUDGE in the ‘Brugal’ corruption case has decided to formally charge Orihuela’s former Mayor, Monica Lorente, with trespass, disclosure of privileged information, prohibited activities, influence peddling and fraud. The announcement came earlier this week and as well as the Orihuela leader of the PP, four of her colleagues, Araceli Vilella, Antonio Lidón, Jose Manuel Cutillas and David Costa, were also told that they will face formal charges with regards to the alleged irregular award of a rubbish collection contract. All of them have been called to appear before the judge and summoned to testify on October 1st at 11.30am. A total of 29 people have been implicated in the case, which has been dubbed ‘the biggest corruption case in Spanish history’, and they include another former Orihuela Mayor, José Manuel Medina (PP), ex-Councillor Francisco García Ortuño (PSOE) and Monica Lorente’s brother, Jorge. CLEAR CONSCIENCE The judge has based his decision

on reports from the prosecutor and the police and the alleged involvement in irregularities includes eight separate offences. Statements will begin being heard on September 19th and will last until November 5th. The judge’s ruling comes nearly two years after the Anti-corruption Prosecutor conducted an initial inquiry into possible corruption linked to the award of the rubbish contract to a company owned by PP supporter, Angel Fennoll. In response to the announcement, Ms Lorente told RTN: “I have nothing to hide. I have a clear conscience and I am quite calm about it. I will continue to fight for the interests of this municipality and its residents as normal.” She added: “Our names do not appear in any conversations or meetings or within the 19,000 page summary of this case.” Councillor David Costa said that the contract for the procurement of the refuse collection “was clean.” But added: “This bothers us a lot and creates a feeling of helplessness; especially whilst there is doubt about us.” Continued on 3


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continued from front page Meanwhile, the PP in Orihuela has announced that it will be raising a motion at the next full council meeting which means that all but two of the government team will have to work without a salary. They are also proposing that none of the government team’s ‘confianzas’ or assistants that help to run the Town Hall will receive a salary either. The move has been described by the government team as “dirty tricks” on the part of the PP, who want to get back into power and because the CLARO Councillor, Bob Houliston, is currently negotiating a pact with Monica Lorente, it is likely that the motion will be passed 13 votes to 12; meaning that ten out of the 12 government councillors will have to work for nothing.

Ron Rogers RIP

RON, WHO was a Torrevieja resident until recently, died on Monday after a short battle with cancer. Ron, 77, was a Big Band singer all his life and entertained many expats with his Matt Monro style singing. His voice and talent will be sorely missed. RTN sends its sympathies to his partner Jean and daughter Vanessa.

Coastal social services better than the city ACCORDING TO Orihuela’s Councillor for Social Services, Emilio Zaplana, the social services on the coast are superior to those in the city. “There is big confusion surrounding the level of social care in Orihuela Costa,” Emilio told RTN, “and I think that it needs clearing up.” Contrary to rumours which are rife on the coast, the social worker in the Civic Centre in Playa Flamenca attended to more than 1300 people for the first time last year, including 30 young people. “The waiting time for referrals is almost immediate on the coast,” commented the Councillor, “but in the city it can be two to three weeks.” The Councillor added that rights to social services are followed according to law and the same service is offered in Orihuela as is offered throughout Spain. “The social worker will help as much as she possibly can, according to the law of the land. Whatever social needs a person in Orihuela Costa has, they will be dealt with in the same way as anyone else in Spain.,” said the Councillor.

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Meet Judge Jody

by jack troughton GRANT A Wish judge Jody Kirby is excited at the chance to help people’s dreams come true and start a unique giveaway along the Costas. Continental Wealth Management and RTN have teamed up to spread a little cheer amongst the gloom of the recession and, simply, grant a wish. CWM director Jody said every three months some deserving person would enjoy a little life changing experience - and their story would be shared with everyone living in this part of Spain. Jody, a mother of two boys, Max and Ted, said the quarterly competition was open to everyone and a dedicated panel would study the nominations to pick a worthy winner. The ex-model and television presenter said: “We feel this is something really positive in the middle of all the doom and gloom. Grant A Wish is something we want people to be talking about and something people can get excited about.” She explained the CWM was a regulated offshore investment and QROPS advisory company with offices in Spain, Portugal and France, and already commit-

ted to charity work – backing such causes as Afghan Heroes, the children’s home in Gandia, and Ondara Football Club. HELP “I think charity work is so important,” she added. “Helping people in the community and helping people who are not as fortunate as me. “I have just been out in Kenya, helping out in a village and especially in the village school. Grant A Wish is another way of giving something back to the community. Waving a magic wand is meant to be fun. A concept drawn up along the lines of family favourites Jim’ll Fix It and Surprise Surprise, helping dreams come true. To help someone have their wish granted email nominations to grantawish@ Please include your name, a contact telephone number and in less than 400 words outline the reason the nominee should have their wish granted. Please submit entries for the first Grant A Wish by 24th August.

A last loving look?

CALPE MAYOR Cesar Sanchez (pictured left) grabbed a last guaranteed chance to see the World Cup and European Champions trophy together last Friday – won by Spain in 2010 and 2008. The famous pieces of silverware were on display at the resort’s Diamante Beach Hotel – but for the trophies to be quickly reunited, Spain’s footballers will need to triumph in the current European competition being jointly hosted by Poland and the Ukraine.

More residents join the fight to save their homes by louise clarke MANY REGULAR readers of RTN will be aware of the recent articles about the repossession of Tecnologia Urbanistica S.L. (TU) houses in Orihuela Costa. As the auction date for their houses draws ever closer for the homeowners of Bosque del Lomas III, RTN has been keeping updated with all the developments on this story and recently visited London to discuss the case with several leading lawyers and barristers who specialise in these types of cases. But this problem is not just isolated to the three or four urbanisations in Orihuela Costa. It is believed that hundreds of people who bought and paid for houses in full with this developer are affected and they just don’t know it; or they are burying their heads in the sand and hoping that the problem will go away all by itself. It won’t! FOBBED OFF Nigel and Debbie Potter and Lesley and Richard Lansdown are just two of a dozen couples who bought TU houses in Lo Crispin, Algorfa. The problems they have are almost identical to Bosque del Lomas; the only difference is the banks that were used for the mortgages. Both couples bought off plan through Atlas International in 2004 and used Aroca Seiquer Solicitors and both paid in full for their properties only to discover eight years later that a mortgage had been taken out on the houses by TU and they will

Lesley and Nigel have joined the fight for their homes

now, if they don’t fight, lose them. Their community, Vista Rosa, has 99 houses; many of which remain unsold and are now decaying. Both told RTN how they were fobbed off by the solicitors every time they went to ask for their title deeds when they came over on holiday. “It drove my wife mad,” Nigel commented, “We’d spend all our holidays traipsing to their office and back and always got pushed from pillar to post.” CASH Thanks to RTN’s article about the plight of the Bosque del Lomas residents, the two couples realised that they were in the same situation and have since joined the Bosque residents to fight for their homes. “Our children’s inheritance is at stake,” commented Le-

sley, “We have been totally fleeced and made to feel like it was our fault that we paid up front in full.” Both couples paid their cash at the builders’ office in Torrevieja, whilst being accompanied by an Atlas representative. “There were loads of us,” said Nigel, “It was like a cattle market and we watched our hard earned cash go through a counting machine in front of us. I wish to God we had not bought the house, but we did and we will continue to fight for it.” *** STOP PRESS *** At 3pm yesterday afternoon (Thursday) CAM Bank announced that the auction of the houses on Bosque del Lomas III has been postponed indefinitely. More on this in next week’s RTN.

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by louise clarke

AFTER WEEKS of speculation, the Spanish government finally asked for help to deal with its ever increasing bank crisis. Even up until the final hour, Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, denied that his government would need what is, for all intents and purposes, a financial bailout from the EU and after the news broke last Saturday evening, he hailed the decision by Eurozone finance ministers to help Spain shore up its struggling banks as a “victory for the European common currency”. The Eurozone ministers agreed to lend Madrid up to 100bn euros in order to help the banks which had been hit by ‘toxic’ property loans. The move was also welcomed by the United States and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). FLOW OF CREDIT Mr Rajoy said that efforts made by his government since its election in November to restore Spain’s public spending had avoided a wider state bailout. He said: “If we had not done what we have done in the past five months, the proposal would have been a bailout of the kingdom of Spain.” According to Rajoy, the ‘bailout’ would speed up the flow

Spring cleaning VOLUNTEERS AND 30 divers removed over 100kg of rubbish in a special ‘clean-up day’ organised by the Club Nautico Altea last weekend. A fleet of inflatable boats and kayaks headed for selected areas along the coast – removing broken chairs, forgotten cool boxes, plastic containers and cans from the rocks and seabed.

of credit loans to families, to small and medium enterprises and to self-employed workers. But added that this is by no means the cure to Spain’s financial woes, “This year is going to be a bad one,” he said as he warned that the country’s future looked “bleak”. The money will come from two funds; the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) and the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which comes into force next month and will be formally requested at the next meeting of Eurozone finance ministers. ENTHUSIASM News of the ‘bailout’ caused markets around the world to show positive starts on Monday morning but those gains soon made way to losses as the initial enthusiasm faded; signalling that this ‘bailout’ may not be enough to bring financial confidence back to Spain. In the meantime, the ratings agency Fitch downgraded two Spanish banks, Santander and BBVA, two notches from A to BBB+ and later in the week it was announced that Spain is officially in the midst of its second recession in three years

and that the economy is expected to shrink by 1.7% this year. And as a final nail in the coffin of Spain’s financial plight, its borrowing costs rose to the highest rate ever. It was announced yesterday (Thursday) that the country’s ten year government bond yields have hit 7% for the first time. So, it is clear that this ‘bailout’ is by no means the cure, it is merely a sticking plaster on a gushing arterial bleed.

Family fortunes By Jack Troughton CARING FAMILIES and residents of a Costa Blanca town are being asked to help struggling neighbours with childcare in a pioneering new scheme. Villajoyosa’s social services department is looking to recruit people to help with child care in the ‘Partner Family’ programme – helping “stranded” people who have no support network, or forced to commute to a job or facing hospitalisation. Volunteers will submit a profile to the department, which will support them throughout the process whether the help offered help is for hours, days, or weeks up to a maximum of six months, when long term alternatives become a possibility. Anyone hoping to join the social network can call 96 589 4212.

Plan to protect elderly against extreme heat

by louise clarke THE LOS Alcázares Town Hall has announced this week that they have devised a plan in order to minimise or avoid all together the negative effects on the health of older residents in the municipality as a result of the high temperatures that are often seen during the summer months. The plan includes a ‘Telecare’ service which is run by the Town Hall, in conjunction with the company Televida, and has already signed up a total of 72 elderly or disabled residents. The plan will also include passing on advanced information with regards to expected temperatures days in advance. There will be workshops to educate senior citizens and the general public about the negative effects of heat exhaustion and the importance of keeping hydrated. These workshops will also include advice and recommendations Los on how to avoid or reduce the impact of heat during the Alcázares summer months. Town The plan also includes intervention measures, which Hall are apply to more vulnerable residents; those older than 80 educating years of age and who live alone. They will be checked more the regularly during times of extreme temperatures. elderly

Pilar collaboration

THE MAYOR of Pilar de la Horadada, José Fidel Ros, and the director of Caritas for Orihuela and Alicante, Jaime Valcaneras, signed yesterday (Thursday) an agreement which will see a collaboration between the two entities. One of the proposed projects that will come as a result of the collaboration is to create a ‘parking solidarity’ scheme within the municipality during the summer.

Vega Baja hospital saves 3.3million euros THE DEPARTMENT of Health has announced that during the first four months of 2012, the Vega Baja hospital in Orihuela has saved €3.3 million compared to the same period in 2011 as a result of reducing running costs, outsourcing and prescriptions as well as reorganising the permanent staffing, shifting some workers from the department and controlling absenteeism.

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PURCHASERS OF homes in a failed development this week won a historic court victory over the CAM Bank and developer Cleyton GES – a verdict that brings hope to other victims. by jack troughton Judge Consuelo Romero found the troubled Caja de Ahorros del Mediterraneo (CAM) guilty of malpractice in its failure to safeguard off-plan deposits in a damning judgement. At the First Instance Court in Hellin, she said the bank failed to issue guarantees and protect almost 1.5 million euros paid into special accounts in the name of the developer. The judge ruled in favour of 47 members of the Finca Parcs Action Group following a court case last month, concerning what was promised to be a 600 home lifestyle and sport complex at nearby Las Higuericas. Only 70 houses were ever completed and none to date occupied. Condemned jointly and individually, both the bank and the developer have 20 working days to appeal. In the meantime they must pay the money plus interest and costs into court. FLOOD However, the judgement could open the floodgates against banks such as CAM who fail to issue guarantees for off-plan building and protect money – another pressure group run by the Finca Parcs Action Group co-ordinator Keith Rule more than 500 cases on its books. And the action group itself has another 15 cases waiting to go before the court at Hellin on ‘same fact’ material, involving some 750,000€ in lost deposits paid into CAM. Judge Romero said CAM failed in its le-

gal obligations to prevent the abuse of offplan deposits payments and noted how purchasers had been encouraged to pay deposits by the bank. “CAM failed in its obligations as a financial institution under the law and this behaviour can be described as malpractice,” she said, noting: “It is clear the off-plan deposits were used in a manner contrary to the requirements of Spanish law.” And she said it was also clear that other purchasers were given guarantees by CAM – the “exclusive” financial entity involved in promoting and financing the project. TRUTH “The truth is that CAM knew that the payments made by buyers into accounts at their branches were on account of real estate purchases and CAM showed an absolute disregard to the obligations imposed on financial institutions.” The Finca Parcs Action Group lawyer Jaime de Castro said he was pleased with a “technically flawless” judgement that would become an important precedent for similar cases. “It is good for the image of Spain, its justice system and even the financial system. Given the sensitivity of this type of issue in the UK, and the situation we are currently facing in Spain, it is good to convey the message the (judicial) system works and solves these issues fairly end expeditiously.” A delighted Keith Rule, who personally lost

Lawyer Jaime de Castro (left) and Keith Rule outside the Hellin Court

a 53,000€ deposit, told RTN: “Everyone is elated. We couldn’t have a better decision from the court – we knew we would win against the developer but we wanted to make the banks liable under the law and this was just a fantastic result.” He said the Bank Guarantee Petition which had 525 members, mostly victims of the similar problems rather than simply signatories would be presented to the Bank of Spain and the Spanish Government. RISK “The champagne is still on ice because there is a risk the judgement could be overturned on appeal but in tennis terms it is

advantage Finca Parcs Action Group,” said Keith. “If they don’t appeal, or lose the appeal, it is game, set and match to us.” But he said the legal team was confident the ruling would not be overturned because it was such a strong case. And he added: “This has been five years of work, evidence collecting, and stress – it just takes over your life. “I have had so many emails of congratulation – one said we have changed the face of Spain and given so much hope to people in a similar position.” Keith can be contacted via the websites and



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Free press... what free press AFTER READING an article about bullfighting in the ‘free press’ I thought that I would put pen to paper. A few months ago I attended a charity bullfight in aid of the AECC in Murcia. The arena was packed and I believe that the matadors gave their services free. The event must have raised thousands of Euros for this very good cause. There was no mention of it, however, in the areas of the Free Press. Contrast this with the extensive coverage given to the people who help in local bars and

might raise a few hundred Euros. Please don’t take me wrong, I admire the effort and dedication these good people put into these events. I only mention it to show the ‘impartiality’ of the Press. We often hear people say “How cruel the Spanish are.” We from the UK have very little to be proud of on this front. The cruelty, torture and murder of animals and small children should make us all feel ashamed. I anticipate your readers picking up

Possible solution

M ROWLEY made a very valid point in his letter, but this is my solution to the problem: all British people in this province and all the other provinces to pay a monthly payment of say 2€ into a ‘fighting fund’ - we then create an organisation whose sole purpose is to plead the case for Brits in Spain. We would need English and Spanish solicitors and a figurehead who could speak Spanish to represent us. The first task would be to take out full page ad in a Spanish national, stating our case, i.e. we pay the same taxes as our Spanish friend and we are not a drain on the economy - then as more people join and the funds get bigger we could take up and fight many of the issues that affect us, i.e. medical cards; illegal builders; fines imposed by corrupt police; banks that charge what they think they can get away with; scams on the internet and many other issues… By uniting and creating an organisation we can get the justice we deserve. Our Spanish friends need educating as to the real facts, i.e. the more other Europeans are forced out of Spain the worse the Spanish economy will become. We read every week in our local English papers of all the good works that many Brits do here in Spain but outside our community Spaniards don’t know this. Eventually I see this becoming nationwide with not just the Brits but all Europeans fighting as one: this organisation cannot be political it must be run for the benefit of everybody who contributes: justice and peace should be our motto. Donald Wiegand, Torrevieja

pens to denounce me, but there are two sides to every story. I am not some blood thirsty monster, but a law abiding citizen. I have never been in trouble with the police, not even a parking ticket. I served my Queen in the Suez Canal zone and have a medal to prove it and I love my grandchildren. The charities I support are the AECC and Help For Heroes. I hope that you have the courage and space to print my letter. J R Frensham

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MAKE SURE you are not stuck in a rut with your Telecommunication providers. We all see the adverts in the papers every week advertising new deals for new customers. Well curiosity got the best of me and after 5 loyal years with my current provider for calls, internet and line rental I called to see what they would offer me if I was going to leave to take up one of these sparkly new offers with one of their competitors. To my surprise my usual bill of over €60 was in one 5 minute phone call reduced by over half to just €30 per month the same as if I was a brand new customer! The message is, if you don’t feel that these new offers on the market are suitable for you. Make a call and see what your existing provider will offer you….

Handbag found

COULD YOU, through your paper, put in an appeal for the owner of a small, blue shoulder bag (with the super mario logo on it) to come foreward, it was found in the back of a taxi, that was going from Cabo Roig to Villamartin, last thursday evening, there are some valuable things in it. My name is Derek Lister and my home number is, 966 765 242 or mobile, 638 286 376, many thanks.

Thank you GM Events would like to thank everyone who was involved in the recent Homes, Gardens and Outdoor Living Show at the San Miguel Castle, especially the 5,000 or so visitors who attended and really made the event the success that it was. More than 1000€ was raised for local charities at the event, so once again thank you for contributing. GM Events is now

planning the next two Homes, Gardens and Outdoor Living Shows for the Alicante area and the Costa del Sol for November. For more information visit If you missed the guided tour of the Castle at the Show, the owners are opening it up again for visitors for one day only on Wednesday 27th June at 12 noon and at 1pm. Please call in before hand and get your free ticket, which also entitles you to a small free beer or glass of wine at the Castle during June and July.

A bit of monkey business

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A BABY capuchin monkey was born at Terra Natura this week and named Bertha after the daughter of the Benidorm park’s vet – human and primate sharing a common birthday.

Julio Iglesias

by jack troughton The species, Cebus apella apella, is a native of South America and the newborn is the ninth baby from three different females in the breeding group at the theme park. Baby Bertha spends the first six weeks of its life being carried on the back of its highly protective mother – and because of the uncer-

tainty of identifying the sex of the infant, it could still be rechristened Berto. Capuchins are a highly intelligent and social species and the new arrival has sparked a lot of curiosity amongst an extended family that will soon help in the baby’s care.

Beaches ready for the summer season TODAY SEES the first official day of summer as far as the beaches of Orihuela Costa are concerned. The Department of Tourism and Beaches at Orihuela Town Hall has spent the last few weeks putting the finishing touches to preparations for the summer season and now five of the Orihuela Costa’s beaches are in receipt of Q for Quality flags and seven are in receipt of official blue flags from Valencia as well the Cabo Roig marina which has also been awarded a blue flag. Pedro Mancebo, Councillor for Beaches told RTN that these awards are internationally recognised and certify compliance with specific environmental requirements as well as accessibility, water quality and excellence in services. Mancebo congratulated his team on the effort and hard work that they have put in to get these awards and said that he is looking forward to providing visitors to the coast with attractive beaches that are consistent with the stringent quality standards demanded by international institutions.



Help make a model 15 - 21 JUNE 2012

RTN READERS are being asked to help pick the faces to represent the UK in an international model competition being staged in Benidorm on 28th July.

Katy Louise Hunt

Lauren Henry

Kirsty Norton-Wright

Emilia Leonard

By Jack Troughton Entries have been flooding into the paper and with a 2,000€ cash prize and a year-long modelling contract with a Gibraltar modelling agency at stake, the judges need a helping hand. All readers have to do is pick their favourites from today’s paper and email the choice to with the name of the model in the subject field by 28th June.* The winning boy and girl will be announced in RTN on Friday 6th July. The prestigious Best international Model 2012 is being staged as part of Benidorm’s glamorous Costa Blanca Fashion Week and the competition is organised by Sukier Model International. HUNT Billy Thompson

Sean Kennedy

Brendan Kennedy

Callum McLeavy-Driver

RTN was asked to join the hunt to find the best male and female to represent the UK and a unique opportunity to compete against entrants from around the globe – and hopefully win a fast track to a new career. Because of the overwhelming response, the judges have decided they should narrow the field to four boys and five girls before asking readers to cast their own votes to help someone get to the top. The X Factor-style finale was seen as the fairest way of picking the best boy and girl to go forward to July’s catwalk competition. With so much at stake for the youngsters, the opinion of readers is all important. Costa Blanca Fashion Week and the modelling competition has been staged in Benidorm since 2003, last year’s event was a huge success and this year the event promises to be another sparkling occasion – and a real experience to remember for the lucky pair chosen by RTN.

Jessica Liza Cooper

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Jubilee what jubilee By

Chris Marshall Expat blogger

BACK IN the UK last week it provided a good opportunity to take a quick snap shot of people’s approach to the Royal Jubilee celebrations in the UK compared to those that I saw in Spain. There can be little doubt that the celebrations in London where well attended and by all accounts enjoyable. I saw none live but the general impression gained from friends and people that we met on our travels was that they were well organised, but a little disjointed. Back in Spain I did try to watch the Jubilee Concert but gave up as I thought it was utter rubbish. Quite possibly it is my age, but even the artists I knew failed to sing their old songs which I liked. As for Cliff Richard and Grace Jones ...... proof positive of exactly what the fast forward button is for on Sky+. What struck me most as we drove around was just how little seemed to be going on. On the Sunday we drove through Surrey, across to Wales via Hereford, and then to Durham via Stoke on Trent. A large share of this was done on A roads and through villages and throughout the day we saw two village fetes (washed out), and were diverted around just one village having a street party. Pub car parks were notably empty, and very few

houses had any sign of a party. On the Monday as we drove down to Folkestone the story was much the same, in fact the most patriotic place we saw on the whole trip was the Witherspoons in Durham, clad in commemorative bunting, and by 9am frequented by a dozen old boys well into their third beer, although I suspect that was a normal Bank Holiday Monday for them! Reflecting on this on the drive through France and Spain I concluded that the problem was that there wasn’t one single event to focus on. Unlike the Royal Wedding, or indeed previous Jubilee celebrations, with their definitive start, middle and end there was no single focus this time around. If you were organising a party around which event would you choose? If you are going to a celebration, on what day? Back in the marina Tuesday evening we drove round on our way to the Jubilee party at one of the local bars and counted the flags and bars celebrating. If we were awarding points Englebert Humperdinck did better!

Chris is a freelance writer who writes a monthly column for the Telegraph Expat as well as a weekly column for the RTN. He lives in Almerimar with his wife Sands, five cats, two Harley-Davidsons and more often than not a bottle of red wine. He runs the successful expat blog, and his wife runs the cat re-homing and transport project Chris’s columns are sponsored by and on the Telegraph Expat site and by here on RTN. You can hear Chris every Friday discussing his views, thought and experiences of life in Spain on


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Watts In Britain By

Paul Watts

“No more shop stores anymore...” SO THERE we were watching England play France in the Euro 2012. What else is there to do on a miserable Monday in the Midlands? As the clouds poured torrents on Tamworth a small group of us work mates plus Mark from Mercia Newsagents (see previous editions) gathered, somewhat pessimistically, to watch the spectacle. Luckily, the outcome was okay. During the course of the match the conversation made many turns - as they are want to in a situation with a bunch of chair-bound, slightly merry ‘football experts’ and lay-philosophers. During one of these turns we somehow got onto the state of the nation’s high streets. Now Mark, who owns a high street shop, has much to say on the subject. His bette noir are the ‘outta-town retail parks’ that siphon his potential customers away. It started when one of our group remarked on the quality of the pub’s TV picture. “Yeah,” said Russ, who is a no-nonsense Brummie, “it’s great. Better than the old days when you had to keep reaching round the back to adjust the vertical hold.” “What’s vertical hold?” asked Smudger (No, of course his name isn’t Smudger but you have to protect the innocent and ignorant) as he scratched his huge mop of ginger hair. Oops, that might give it away! “It doesn’t matter,” said Mark, “you’re too young to remember. It’s long before HD.” “The future,” announced Smudger, “is 3D. Did you

know that Mick Montgomery’s got one? He said it’s like being there.” Glancing at the screen Russ said, “I wish I was there...” “Why,” asked Smudger going into dullard mode, “would you wanna be at Monty’s?” “Not at Monty’s, you t**t,” groaned Russ, “there, there - at the ground.” “Uh huh,” he muttered and wandered off to buy another drink. “I’d like to adjust his vertical hold,” laughed Russ. “He is like my brother used to be,” grinned Mark, “but if he made stupid remarks we’d send him out the pub to watch the match through the DER showroom window...” “Blimey,” quipped Russ, “that’s going back a bit. I haven’t seen a DER store in years.” Now, for those not-in-the-know DER were shops that existed (back in the mists of time) primarily to rent television sets to its customers. The shop window would present potential ‘rentees’ with a vast wall of TV sets piled on top of each other and all tuned to the same station. I ventured, “I think they disappeared from our streets even before Timothy Whites did...” “Flippin’ eck, Wattsie, you ancient sod,” chuckled Russ, “Timothy bloody Whites. Whatever happened

to them?” “They went the way of many,” said Mark, “I mean, whatever also happened to C and A?” “C and A?” quizzed Russ, “didn’t that stand for cheap and awful?” And we were off... Off on a trip down memory high street, lamenting on the loss of our childhood stores, before finally arriving at Woolworths. “Mind you,” said Mark, who now saw an opportunity to get onto his favourite subject, “it’s the bloody fault of places like Ventura Park. Wrecking it for the high street.” He added, “Look at Clinton Cards, they’re now on... the cards!” There followed a listing of stores deleted from our town centres since the fall of the mighty Woolworths. We came up with: Peacocks, Pumpkin Patch, Game, La Senza, Virgin Megastores, Blacks Leisure and Jane Norman. “And,” said a finger wagging Russ, “not to mention Habitat and Barratts.” Ah, whatever happened to Habitat? I used to enjoy wandering around their stores. As two of the group were like me, ex, ex-pats from the Costa Blanca I mused, “The sad fact is that many town centres now remind me of the ‘locales’ on the CV70 (on the way up to La Nucia) where, for every shop occupied four or five are empty.” Mark started to sing, paraphrasing The Stranglers, “No more shopstores anymore...” At which juncture I feel it is clearly time to take our leave. Watts in Tamworth, thankful at least for the Co-op!

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Drivers save the day

MABS President Jacqui Phillips MBE

by jack troughton VOLUNTEER DRIVERS provided the wheels to keep a 10-year-old schoolboy and his mum together during a cancer crisis. The MABS Cancer Support Group stepped into the breach when the youngster ‘James’ – his name has been changed to protect confidentiality – was diagnosed with a double brain tumour. The mother, a single parent, faced the “considerable difficulty” of a 300km round trip every day during the four weeks her son was being treated in hospital. The problem was simple. “She needed to be with James and he needed his mum,” explained MABS spokesman Nik Nickerson. “This type of illness is challenging for anybody – in a child it is clearly very, very distressing for the patient and the parents.” The mum approached MABS to ask if the charity could help. “We could,” said Nik. “We transported mum to the hospital every day to be with her son. Of course our drivers waited at the hospital to bring her home again.” James is now back at home and making progress. However, MABS continues to provide a transport bridge for his ongoing checks and follow-up treatment. SUPPORT The story is just one of many MABS hopes to publish and show the type of people who

volunteer to help and how generous donations are spent – the sad fact is the number of people touched by cancer in Spain is increasing and the charity continues to need public support. MABS drivers were described as “extraordinary people” from “ordinary backgrounds”. Four volunteers helping James were a retired businessman from the UK, a retired Spanish businessman, a former taxi driver and a retired Royal Air Force Officer. Nik added: “Of course we pay the expenses of our drivers but they give their time freely to help people like James – on this occasion some of them didn’t want to claim their expenses, they just wanted to help.” Anyone with a little time to drive for MABS can contact Pam on 687 393 035 or email In coming weeks, MABS will highlight the roles of supporters, people working directly with members who must have suffered cancer themselves; buddies, people who have time to visit members for a chat, collect a prescription, do some shopping and simply help out; German speakers to help with translations in the Costa Blanca area; volunteers to work in the growing number of MABS shops; and someone to help occasionally support the website. For contact numbers and more information visit

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THE TOWN Hall in Orihuela Costa has requested that the email address is to only be used for maintenance work; for example tidying of green areas, green bins not being emptied, removal of graffiti etc. There will be another email address set up in the coming weeks to deal with cultural events etc.

Steady Eddie’s open for business By Jack Troughton KEEP CALM and carry on was the message at Steady Eddie’s Bar in Moraira after flames and smoke badly damaged part of the premises early on Sunday morning. An electrical fault has been blamed for sparking a blaze in the main inside bar – the emergency services alerted by a neighbour on the San Jaime Urbanisation. However, the outside bar, beer garden and television screen were in full use by Monday afternoon – screening England’s first game against France in the European Championship. And owner Eddie Harwood was busy at the barbecue – offering free food after the unexpected power cut caused frozen supplies to defrost. Eddie, who took ownership nine months ago although it has been a bar for some 30

years, said both he and the landlord were insured. “It will be about a month before the inside bar is open again and we have to wait for the assessors come before the bar can be cleaned up, but we can operate and we will be OK,” he said. “We are just cooking and giving away food – otherwise it would just be thrown away. It’s business as usual, what else can you do?”


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Lifetime achievement award for martial arts champ by Louise Clarke PATRICK KELLY, the Gym Manager at El Corazon Hotel in Rojales, told RTN that he was “overwhelmed” after discovering that he would be handed a Lifetime Achievement Award for his services to martial arts. Patrick, who has been practising martial arts since 1967, was contacted by the National Martial Arts Association in the UK earlier this month and was told that a representative would be flying over to

Spain to present him with his award for long service. PROUD Seven times Dan and karate champion, Dave Hodgson, was the man chosen to do the honours and he presented the award to Patrick during a private ceremony at the El Corazon Hotel. “I am so proud to receive this award,” Patrick said, “I certainly

wasn’t expecting it, especially as I live over here in Spain. I thought that they would have forgotten about me, but obviously not!” As well as running the gym, Patrick also helps with stroke rehabilitation and has trained other martial arts enthusiasts at the Patrick gym, locally and in the UK. RTN received would like to also pass on its conhis award gratulations to Patrick for the well from Dave deserved honour. Hodgson



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Ollie goes to Eton by louise Clarke

OLLIE THE German Pointer had a sad start to life. Originally found abandoned, he was placed in the care of the Los Infiernos Dog Refuge in Murcia which has nearly 200 unwanted and abandoned dogs. Ollie was fostered by Eileen Lyness, one of the refuge’s supporters, because he had not been doing well at the centre and was so thin that he wouldn’t have survived unless he had been fostered by caring people whilst waiting for someone to adopt him. PAPS, the charity involved with the Los Infiernos Dog Refuge, tried various methods to get him a new family but no luck. But with the new Pet Passport scheme making it easier to take a dog to the UK in 21 days, Eileen decided to contact the German Pointer Rescue Charity in the UK and before long, they found Ollie a home. ROYALTY But Ollie’s new home is no ordinary home, Ollie has gone to live at the world famous Eton College; and let’s be honest unless you are royalty or have ample financial means, not many of us would get to go to Eton! It turns out that one of the college’s Masters has a cottage in the grounds and also has another German Pointer who needed a ‘buddy’, so

that is where Ollie has gone to live. Eileen told RTN: “We usually send a lot of unwanted dogs to Germany as the rules are easier but now the quarantine regulations have been relaxed it means more UK residents can take home abandoned dogs that they fall in love with.” SETTLED Ollie was transported by the Hondon Valley Rescue, after funds were raised at the Los Montesinos St Patricks Day celebrations. He loves his new life at Eton and has settled in well with his new family, including his new doggie brother, Bruno. Eileen added: “The Los Infiernos Dog Rescue has lots of abandoned dogs at the moment and the volunteers do all sorts to make their lives that little bit better; walking them, helping clean their cages out and feeding them, plus lots of fundraising to help with neutering costs and vets bills.” Anyone can go along to the refuge and walk the dogs or help clean kennels and feed them or donate items for sale as a way to Ollie help the poor dogs, if you don’t feel you could and his adopt one. For more information, please visit doggy the charity’s website brother Bruno

Happy 60th Wedding Anniversary! By Louise Clarke AS BRITS all over the world were celebrating Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee, one special couple were celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. Graham and Olwen Clarke (no relation!) got married on 7th June 1952 at St Paul’s Church in Leister. The couple had been childhood sweethearts and moved to Spain in 1990 to enjoy life to the full. They walk, swim and generally enjoying the outdoor Spanish lifestyle and have been longstanding customers and friends of Dave and Karen Curtis from Sands Bistro in Torrevieja for more than 20 years. So, it wasn’t hard for them to choose where to have their anniversary celebrations! Karen commented: “I can honestly say I have never seen them without a smile on their faces!” Graham and Olwen’s family arrived on holiday from England to celebrate with them and everyone enjoyed a delicious meal in good company at Sands Bistro.


Andrew James is....

“The Man in the Middle”

Something to build on….

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That was the general feeling that came out of the England camp on Monday evening. Their performance and result against France was, on the whole, fairly positive because I’m sure the manager would’ve taken a draw before kick-off. Although a win would’ve put them in the Group D driving seat, a defeat could well have been disastrous! England were, as expected of a Roy Hodgson side, well organised and difficult to break down. France had the majority of the possession and arguably the better chances to score but, aside from a couple of decent saves from Joe Hart, England looked fairly comfortable. If we were to be highly critical, the tendency to defend deep actually invited pressure from the French at times (as we saw for Nasri’s goal) but England also showed enough of an attacking threat to suggest that we are capable of scoring goals which, if we are hard to beat, makes us capable of winning games. With that in mind, attention now turns to The Three Lions’ remaining group games against Sweden and Ukraine. The Swedes were pretty unconvincing in their defeat to the joint-host nation so I would expect Hodgson’s men, as long as they can shackle talismanic skipper Zlatan Ibrahimovic, to come away with a win and leave them almost certain of qualification for the knock-out stages. If that does become the case, I would hope that they use the game against Ukraine, the weakest team in the group and certainly not the best side defensively, to have a real go and lay down a marker for the rest of the tournament. As previously mentioned, England do have goals in them. Wayne Rooney will also be available for selection by then and, with progression almost assured with a win over Sweden, it would be nice to see them go out, express themselves, and show the rest of Europe what they can be capable of. As for Spain, as predicted last week, they struggled

Joleon Lescott puts England in the lead against Italy in the absence of David Villa. Their starting attack consisted of David Silva, Cesc Fabregas and Andres Iniesta and while there’s no doubt that these guys are fantastic footballers, it does highlight the problem that Spain, for all their attacking quality, are fairly top-heavy in midfield and don’t have a readymade replacement to step in when their top scorer isn’t available. Unfortunately, this week’s offering went to print

prior to the defending champion’s game against Ireland but I assume that Vicente del Bosque changed his tactics, used an out-and-out striker and beat The Green Army, effectively ending Ireland’s tournament. It’s always nice to have the Irish fans at a major tournament, and I’m sure they had no intention of simply making up the numbers, but even the most optimistic of them would probably have said that getting out of that group was a bridge too far for Trappatoni’s men.

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Clodagh & Dick Handscombe Practical gardeners and authors

THURSDAY NEXT is the longest day of the year. The day with the most hours of daylight to enjoy the delights of Spanish gardens, but also the day when plants can be blasted with the sun’s rays for the longest time. So now is the time to ensure that your daily and gardening routines are designed to avoid killing plants, especially the most thirsty ones and the eventually less thirsty that need to be nursed through their first few summers. We therefore review some common ways, many very easy, for killing off summer flowering plants. They are extracted from a longer list and self-audit questionnaire included in our book ‘Your Garden in Spain – Planning planting and maintenance’ as Section 6.16 OVER OPTIMISM Thinking that Spanish plants do not need watering as they are natural to Spain. This is incorrect. They do until they get their tap roots down which may take one or two years or more with slow-growing plants.

Delaying watering because a summer storm is forecast. Unfortunately they often pass by!

Shallow daily watering (instead of deep watering twice a week to reach the base of the root ball and tap roots).

FORGETFULNESS / POOR ORGANISATION Unclear agreements between partners and gardeners as to who waters what and where and when… Failing to remember that you planted an expensive special plant in an out-of-the-way part of the garden last week or perhaps last month and forgetting to water it or extend the drip watering system. With a busy social life you are not around to water in the cool of the late evening or up early enough in the morning to water before the temperature has soared.

BURNING OF FOLIAGE OR ROOTS Over strength foliar fertilizer, especially when done in full sun and when the leaves are very dry. Over application of granular fertilizer, especially around the trunk rather than around the natural rain drip line. Burning leaves by use of over strength insecticides, especially if applied in the middle of the day. Or watering non-acid (alkaline) loving plants with the acidic back-wash of the swimming pool.

PAR BOILING PLANT FOLIAGE AND ROOTS Watering in the midday sun rather than in the cool of late evening. Watering with scalding water from a hose that has been lying in the sun for most of the day. Always ensure that you run off the hot water onto a terrace before starting to water. UNDERWATERING Failure to water hanging basket containers and beds of annuals daily, even twice daily on the hottest days: help yourself by planting in semi-shade and not in full sun. Letting newly-purchased plants dry out before planting and then failing to water and nurse plants back to full strength before planting out.

POOR INSECT/MILDEW CONTROL Failure to spray preventatively, only taking action when plants are half dead already. For instance, geraniums need to be sprayed two or three times a week from mid-March to mid-October to have a real chance of combating the African moth. Thinking about snails and slugs but forgetting about caterpillars: some are very small but can be amazingly hungry. Young seedlings/plants can be destroyed overnight. Failure to watch out for and treat first signs of mildew, rust, scale etc. Failure to kill off ants’ nests in plant pots as soon as noticed or if seriously affected failing to immediately re-pot the plant in ant-free soil. A dusting of yellow sulphur powder (azufre in Spanish) often does the trick.

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

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ConferenceheldinLondonbetweenSpanish Lawyers (Abogados) and English Solicitors by

Carlos Baos

of White & Baos Abogados English & Spanish Solicitors

LAST WEEKEND, representing White & Baos, I participated in a major conference held in London between Spanish Lawyers (Abogados) and English Solicitors. The conference was organised with the cooperation of the Law Society of England & Wales, and was a great opportunity to meet new legal professionals from the same areas of law of both countries. But most significantly of all, the event once again reiterated the importance of interaction between the legal system of the UK and the legal system of Spain, in particular when dealing with cross border issues. The comparative study between the legal systems of both countries was based on four main important areas: Succession Law, Family Law, Commercial and Labour Law; but in our articles this week and next, we will focus upon the first two areas given their great importance to our readers. This week: Succession Law. Just a few weeks ago our RTN article was about the severe problems arising for British citizens (amongst others) with assets in Spain who fail to state specifically in their Spanish Wills their wish to have their Will and Succession dealt with in

accordance with their national Law. This is just one of the many examples where we can see the importance of the interaction between both legal systems. Since, unless the Spanish Will is drafted by an Abogado knowledgeable of both systems (English and Spanish), the Will could be easily contested. This interaction between both systems is also clearly evident in cases where the deceased has assets in more than one country e.g. in both England and Spain. The applicable Law for the Inheritance / Succession will be determined after considering the ‘habitual residence’, ‘nationality’ and ‘domicile’ of the deceased. The difference between applying Spanish or English Law to the succession could result in an appallingly different outcome, because under Spanish Law the deceased has the mandatory legal obligation to leave at least 2/3rds of the estate to his children; whilst if the applicable Law is English Law then normally the assets will be divided between the heirs, freely chosen by the testator or testatrix. Another classic example of interaction between both systems is the (many times ignored) fact that all British (English) Wills are revoked by marriage - which is not the case under Spanish Law. So a British citizen who had a Spanish Will drafted in accordance with his National Law but marries afterwards should know that the heirs appointed in the Will (drafted before the marriage) may not exactly be the persons receiving the Inheritance, as the Will would have been revoked by marriage. From the above examples it can be clearly seen that it is vital to have an excellent professional knowledge of both legal systems in order to be able to provide correct advice to both Spanish and British citizens.

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)

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Proud to be associated with Grant a Wish

HowdoIknowthatMoneycorpunderstands my requirements here in Spain? Moneycorp is a UK based company but fully understands that local knowledge is vital. We therefore have offices not only in the UK but also worldwide including of course Spain.


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The Spanish operation has two main offices in Costa Blanca and Costa Del Sol, both of which have grown significantly over the past eight years. During that time much has changed in the Spanish marketplace and because of our maintained and consistent presence we have been able to address these changes. As the migration boom has slowed down, Moneycorp understands that there are a huge number of British ex-pats who live full time in Spain and need to transfer money regularly from the UK for living expenses, mortgage payments, pensions etc. We have therefore made sure that our Regular Payment Plan is fully automated to deliver the best for you both in terms of service and cost savings. Moneycorp also understands how important it is to receive the money ON TIME and we therefore deliver the money to your Spanish account on the day you designate. For clients who transfer funds from the UK on an ad-hoc basis Moneycorp offers spot trading on the telephone and our highly successful Moneycorp online service. As beautiful as Spain is, there are also a large number of ex-pats who decide that they wish to return to the

UK to live. One of the major problems when doing this is the massive fees levied by a large number of Spanish banks to deposit notary drafts and transfer the proceeds from the account. Again, Moneycorp has

stepped in to help and for the past four years have saved clients thousands of pounds with our repatriation service specifically tailored to the Costa Blanca region. You can be assured that when using Moneycorp your funds are safe, secure and delivered on time. We have been in Spain for a long time and we are staying!


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Suzanne O’Connell Customer Care at Ábaco

CRISIS OR no crisis, life goes on and we all still have our dreams. Perhaps if you are a resident reading this article it is to travel around Spain or get a better grip of the Spanish language. Perhaps if you are a non-resident it is to move to Spain to live. For some people, it might be buying your first holiday home here, to use as a bolt hole from the drizzly British weather. Whatever it is, it’s important that you keep the faith. It’s easy to lose sight of what you hope for yourself when you perhaps have children who are struggling to get on the first rung of the ladder or you have responsibilities to elderly relatives. Or both. People are understandably nervous about making big decisions at the moment. That doesn’t mean they should change their aspirations and hopes for the future. For those who are waiting in the wings with an eye on Spain but hands still in their pockets, the Spanish Government is doing its best to try and tempt you to take the plunge and buy. Everyone is already aware that prices are low and sellers are falling over themselves to find buyers. Here we outline another couple of incentives being offered if buying in Spain is on your wish list. Following the freezing of transfer tax in 2010 at 7%, and without the need to pay stamp duty, the purchase of resale property perhaps became more

attractive than new build. Since then, in 2011, the government announced a temporary reduction in VAT on new buildings from 8% to 4%. The first incentive they’re offering is that this reduction is to be maintained. Buy a new house now and you will only have to pay 4% VAT (IVA). The second gesture to prospective property purchasers won’t come into effect until you want to sell your property. The government is offering a 50% reduction in capital gains tax if you make a profit when you sell. This could amount to a significant saving given that this tax is currently set at between 18-21%. This might seem a slightly unusual incentive, and certainly one that most house vendors would not expect to benefit from at the moment. However, longer term, it could mean a significant saving and certainly a good incentive if you have the intention of selling any purchase when the market is buoyant again. Here’s hoping. There is a catch, the window for buying your property is between the 12th May 2012 and the 31st December 2012. The good news is that it applies to both residents and non-residents. It’s the type of incentive that if you haven’t even started dreaming about property in Spain won’t spur you into action. If a home here was already on your wish list, it just might do the trick.

If you would like Ábaco to help with a purchase or sale on your behalf please contact us on 96 670 3748 or visiting our website

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The inevitable happened on Saturday 9th June when the Spanish government agreed to a bailout, Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, attempted to portray the cash lifeline for Spain’s troubled banking sector as a triumph. However the Prime Minister chose not to tell the Public until the Sunday, the big question is why? The main reason is that there remain a number of unanswered questions, such as the problem of where the €100bn is coming from - the soon-to-be-retired by EFSF or the new European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which is due to come into effect in July. Regional Manager of Richard Hunter, head of equities at Blacktower Costa Blanca Hargreaves Lansdown stockbrokers, said: “The Spanish announcement is not a solution to the eurozone’s ongoing woes, but it is a statement of intent.” “Despite the fact that details have to date been sketchy on the ultimate resolution of the European crisis, one constant has been a declaration by the authorities that the area will remain intact. “Some much-needed time has now been bought in Spain, which will allow the

Christina Brady

market at least a temporary sigh of relief.” As a result Global stock markets surged in relief on Monday, although market experts warned the respite from the crisis would most certainly be only temporary. The truth is this isn’t really a bailout for Spain; it’s a bailout for the Euro. Europe is treating the tumour rather than the patient. How many more times do these bank rescues have to fail? No previous bailout has had the intended effect; to the contrary, the countries which decreed the largest sums have suffered the worst downturns. The solution might be winding down the afflicted banks, converting bonds into equity, and forcing the shareholders and bondholders to take the consequences of their poor decisions rather than shuffling their losses off onto taxpayers. Also with Greeks returning to the

Global stock markets surged in relief on Monday

polls on Sunday 17th June, the crisis engulfing the eurozone is far from over amid speculation that the absence of tough conditions attached to the loans being readied for Spain could give ammunition to attempts by Greece, Ireland or Portugal to renegotiate the terms of their bailouts.

Now is the time to make sure your money is in the right place and working for you, if you would like a free impartial financial health check regarding your money, savings and investments, or have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact me on 658 892 330 email

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.

Girls talk at FWM

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FEMALE WEALTH Management is a company aimed at providing a place where women can discuss personal finance with both confidence and confidentiality. By Jack Troughton A new face on the Costa Blanca and a wholly owned subsidiary of the regulated offshore investment and QROPS advisory company Continental Wealth Management, FWM is already proving a winning concept FWM is an independent offshore insurance company, with administration offices on the Costa Blanca, and is part of an international group with more than 30 years of giving professional tailor made advice to expats. The unique twist about FWM as a concept is it is specifically designed to give women the same standard of service - but allows them to exclusively deal with women. Company director Jody Kirby and FWM advisor Gemma Broad explained specialist areas included retirement planning, education fee planning, mortgage advice, bringing a bespoke service to build financial security while protecting wealth. And they said because FWM was totally independent it could access a full range of insurance products with the largest and most respected financial houses. Jody told RTN: “There is definitely a market for women who do not feel confident about dealing with men with their money – they may be a single parent or suddenly come into some money – and would be more comfortable and at ease speaking to a female advisor. SPECIALIST “Gemma started with us in April and the response we have enjoyed from female clients has been pretty overwhelming. Quite rightly they see FWM as a specialist in dealing with women.” Jody takes credit for coming up with the idea for the new company and headhunted Gemma to be its public face on the Costa Blanca – with plans already underway to expand to the

Jody (left) and Gemma

Costa del Sol, Portugal and France. “This is such a good concept we are already looking to expand into other parts of Spain and Europe,” said Jody. “I knew the idea was a winner from the beginning – we just needed the right candidate to head FWM and found that person in Gemma.” Gemma brings years of experience in working with the expat market in Spain. “I enjoy dealing with clients in the

expat community and I believe people find me trustworthy and friendly. “Personal finance can be a very private matter and I want women to feel they can open up and talk with confidence.” To find out more about FWM call the office on 96 646 2875 or visit, or call Gemma direct on 626 939 223 or via


Service and dedication 15-21 junE 2012

by jack troughton

PEOPLE AND establishments supporting the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal in Javea received public thank you from the charity on Tuesday. Scallops Restaurant, Digby’s Bar, the Cancer Charity Shop and the Original Charity Shop received a certificate and a letter from the Board of Trustees of the Legion to acknowledge their help. And long serving members of the Javea Branch of the Legion Daphne Bradley, Mollie Pettitt, and Kit Robinson were given a letter from the Board of Trustees and a brooch to mark their hard work. Branch President Jack Grindy handed each their award after Chairman Roger Dawes explained they were not for the amount of

Coastal walk

TO CELEBRATE Environment Day and the Day of the Oceans, Orihuela Town Hall has organised a coastal walk for this Sunday, 17th June. Complete with a bilingual guide, the walk will take in the river bed at Campoamor, the botanical area in Aguamarina as well as the local sand dunes. For more information and to book a place on the free walk, email

money raised “but the number of years they have supported the Royal British Legion”. The branch meets at Scallops Restaurant, and Roger said Daphne had provided continuous support for 20 years, Mollie for 17 years and Kit for the last 16 years. “All have worked so hard for the Poppy Appeal.” He said Scallops and Digby’s Bar had supported the appeal for years and continued to do so, while the two charity shops not only took an appeal box every year but also made “generous donations” to the Legion’s Margot Gunn for the annual Sponsored Walk. Pictured are (left to right) Kit Robinson, Jack Grindy, Daphne Bradley, Scallops’ manager Adam Geeson, Roger Dawes, and Mollie Pettitt.

Spreading the word By Jack Troughton MEMBERS OF Benidoleig and District Branch of the Royal British Legion manned a successful stall at the Orba Summer Fair to give information about the hard working charity. Invited by the organisers of last Saturday’s fiesta, they were able to explain how the RBL went about fundraising, its welfare provision, membership and social activities. Many expats were surprised to learn there was no requirement to be a member to receive assistance – financial, social and emotional support was available to those who had served or were currently serving in the Armed Forces and their dependents. Pictured is branch publicity officer Linda Eskriett with her dog Pipa – the pet making a determined effort to become the branch mascot! And the Benidoleig and District Branch also staged a successful ‘Day of Celebration’ at the El Cid Restaurant to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee – a party enjoyed by all which raised more than 1,100€ for the Poppy Appeal.

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most sought after, family favourite, imaaculate, gift @..............................................9,999€ 08 FORD FOCUS TDCI 5 DOOR HATCHBACK in metallic vision blue, one private owner,

06 JAGUAR XJ8 EXECUTIVE met navy, cream hide, auto, climate, elec/m/seats, alloys, CD, FSH, 37,000kms only, climate, CD, new model, bluetooth, alloys, cruise, as new..... 9,999€ elec sunroof, cost 96,000€ stunning, looks & drives as new! .................................19,999€

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07 DACIA LOGAN 1.5DCI EST 4 side-doors and clubman twin rear doors, met claret, A/C,

PAS, low km, great school run car @ less than half the price of new....................... 5,999€ 03 SEAT TOLEDEO 1.9 TDI in met champagne, FSH, climate ,CD as new, big boot, a real gem of a car............................................................................................................. 5,999€ 99 AUDI A8 4.2 QUATTRO AUTO silver, cream hide, stunning....................................6,999€ 03 HONDA CRV 2.0 AUTO in metallic deep green, elec roof, few and far between.....6,999€ 01 MAZDA MX5 SPORTS 1.6 WITH HARD TOP AND SOFT TOP in red, 1 owner, 32000miles FSH, RHD/SPANISH a little gem 6,999€ try find another quality MX5 for this price yes 6,999€ 07 mod PEUGEOT 307 Hdi climate, CD, glacier white, face lift, gift at ......................5,999€ 08 FORD KA 1.3 COLLECTION A/Con, CD, met zinc grey, as new............................... 5,999€ 01/10 plates MAZDA 323, 5 door, in met blue, (focus size) A/C, PAS, gift @............3,999€ 02 PEUGEOT 206 HDI XR 5 door, in white, fab MPG, fab car..................................... 3,495€ 00 RENAULT MEGANE 2.0 COUPE this is in stunning yellow, with alloys, AC, PAS, immaculate throughout, exceptional value at only...................................................... 1,999€ 99 RENAULT MEGANE 1.6, 5 DO0R in white, a/c ,pas clean px ................................1,999€ 98 RENAULT MEGAN CLASSIC 4 DOOR AUTOMATIC, A/C, PAS, met dark blue .......1,999€

08 RENAULT MEGANE 1.5 DCI GRAND TOUR EST S LINE EDITION in glacier blue met, alloys, climate, CD, 6 speed, panoramic sunroof etc, Facelift-all colour coded .........8,999€ 03 AUDI A6 2.4 MULTITRONIC met ice blue , climate, alloys, CD ect FSH................ 7,999€ 07 OPEL CORSA NEW SHAPE 1.3 CDTI in lime green, A/C, PAS,these are funky cars fab MPG............................................................................................................................ 6,999€ 03 SMART ROADSTER COUPE (VERY RARE) AUTO a/c, alloys, 1 owner, 20000km only 06 mod/2011 plates MERCEDES A200 CDI AUTO SPECIAL EDITION in ice gold, half 6,999 try find another you wont yes.......................................................................... 6999€ hide, full sun roof, alloys, FSH, as new, CD, parktronic 13,999€ 08 FORD FOCUS TDCI 1.8 EST in rich royal blue met, FSH as new .......................... 6,999€ 2010 HONDA CIVIC 1.4 5/door hatch in metallic black, climate, CD, alloys, low km, lady 03 PEUGEOT 307 HDI 2.0 HDI EST S/W in silver 70000km only with panoramic glass full owner, as new, factory warranty............................................................................ 14,999€ roof , climate,3 x captains chairs in rear gift at.......................................................... 5,499€ 03 MERCEDES E220 CDI AUTOMATIC ELEGANCE met. silver, FSH, climate, CD, alloys, 02 RENAULT TWINGO AUTO in purple blue, low km, gift @................................... 4,999€ e/s roof, NAV, parktronic, 2007 plates, stunning, 5 litres per 100km, first to see will buy 96 PEUGEOT 306 AUTOMATIC, A/C, PAS, met cobalt blue ..................................... 2,499€ at............................................................................................................................ 12,999€ 02 FIAT SEICENTO fuel-miser, A/C, PAS, one owner, 32,000km,FSH,in white blue trim....... 2,495€ PIAGGIO PORTER MINI PICK-UP in pale blue, a three wheel pick-up, a great promotions car, (Italian papers @ 1,999€)..................................................................................... 999€ 07 BMW MINI COOPER AUTO (SIDE WALK) CABRIO Limited Edition model, cost 33,000€. It’s in smoke silver met, tan leather seats with piping, 17” alloys, climate, CD, parktronic, xenon lights, electric hood. What a fab car, try to find one, impossible we would say..........................................................................................................................17,999€ 07 VOLKSWAGEN EOS 2.0 FSI CABRIO in glacier light metallic blue, cream interior, climate, alloys, CD, 52,000km, FSH as new ............................................................. 14,999€


08 RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1.9 DCI AUTOMATIC in gleaming white with full panoramic roof, FSH, climate, cruise, GPS NAV, parktronic, alloys, on the latest 2012 plates, stunning car............................................................................................................................... 12,999€ 09 FORD FOCUS 1.6 TDCI 5dr, diamond white, climate, CD.................................. 10,999€ NOV 06 VW PASSAT 2.0 FSI SPORTLINE met ice silver blue, climate, 10xA/B, CDx6, alarm, cruise, alloys, bi-xenons, bluetooth, tel, nav, DVD, multif. Steering wheel, FSH07 MOD VW PHAETON 3.0 TDI AUTO, met black, cream hide, 5 seater, alloys, bi-xenons, 87,000km=54,375miles, as new fab car, fab value, executive motoring for only ......9,999€ GPS nav, parktronic, elec. memory seats, hot seats, 4 zone climate, rear climate, no better 08 NISSAN PRIMASTAR 2.0 Cdi COMBI white, 6 seater+ cargo ideal dual purpose van luxury! FSH, cost 80,000€+ a gift at......................................................................... 19,999€ immaculate IVA RECLAIMABLE................................................................................. 8,999€ 07 MOD MERCEDES CLK 200 ELEGANCE AUTO COUPE ice blue met, blue/grey hide, 08 TATA GRAND SAFARI 3.0 DIESEL in met claret, 1 owner, FSH, 29000km with tow bar , xenons, parktronic, CD, ipod, climate, alloys, 39,000km, FSH, stunning...................18,999€ AC, ect as new gift at..................................................................................................8,999€

07 MERCEDES ML 350 AUTO 4X4 PETROL in met dark ocean blue ,half hide, half alcantra trim ,roof, CD, alloys, ect a stunner.......................................................................... 26,999€ 07 MERCEDES CLK 320 CDI DIESEL AUTO COUPE met silver, half hide trim, climate, CD, FSH by Merc Madrid 80000km=50000m, plus 8 airbags, as new, probably the nicest car in Torrevieja.................................................................................................................19,999€ 2010 KIA SORENTO 2.5 CRDI X LINE met black ,fsh, knock out money................ 18,999€ 08 MERCEDES B 180 CDI AUTOMATIC sport pack, half hide, alloys, tel,easy pack CD, GPS NAV, climate, parktronic etc in met black as new...................................................... 17,999€ 06/12 CITRÖEN C8 HDI AUTO in metallic rich blue, GPS NAV, xenons, CD, alloys, 7-seater, great looker and driver, latest plates.........................................................................16,999€ 08 FORD MONDEO 1.8 TCDI TREND 5/DOOR HATCH in met cool ice blue a real head turner, immaculate stunning car.............................................................................. 12,999€ 09 NEW SHAPE RENAULT CLIO 1.2 AUTOMATIC in claret metallic, 42k FSH, climate, c/locks, cruise, on the latest 2012 plates looks and drives as new............................ 11,999€ 08 RENAULT SCENIC 1.9 DCI AUTOMATIC in met pepper beige/cava, 54k, FSH, climate, parktronic, tow bar, on the latest 2012 plates.......................................................... 11,999€

06 VOLVO V70 2.4 KINETIC EST manual, met silver, half hide in grey, climate, alloys etc.

06 MERCEDES A180 CDI AUTO met. Black, full cream velour top trim, alloys, CD, multifunction steering wheel, one owner, as new with FULL HISTORY............................. 10,999€ 09 MOD RENAULT MEGANE 1.5DCI EST EMOTION champagne met, alloys, top trim, AC, 8x AB, 6 speed gearbox, CD, facelift model, stunning..................................................9,999€ 08 FORD FOCUS 1.8 TDCI 115BHP TREND 4/door with boot, latest model in met vision blue, climate, CD, alloys, stunning colour, as new .............................................7,999€ 08 PEUGEOT PARTNER 1.6 HDI TOTEM COMBI white with special totem trim+CD, the nicest on the coast.......................................................................................................................................7,999€ 2010 TATA INDIGO 1.4 PETROL GLX MARINA ESTATE met silver, a/cond, pas, CD, alloys , 1 owner 34000KM, FSH, factory warranty left for 9 months bargain for a nearly new car............. 7,999€ 08 FORD FIESTA 1.4 TDCI in met fern green, climate, CD, etc, hurry @ .....................6,999€ 07 MOD ON 2011 PLATES FORD FIESTA 1.4 AUTO titanium pack, met grey, host of extras, inc AV, alloys & CD, as new...........................................................................................5,999€ 05 FORD FOCUS 1.6 TREND PLUS ESTATE in aquarius metallic blue, climate, CD, face lift model, private owner, FSH as new..............................................................................4,999€ 08 FORD KA 1.3 COLLECTION met zinc gret, A/C, PAS, CD, all colour coded ...........4,999€

08 CITRÖEN NEW C5 1.6HDI 4dr, 42K miles, Full History, 12m UK MOT Tax till end of May. climate, alloys, CD, met mauritius blue, as new.............................................................................................................12,999€ 09 CHEVROLET LACETTI 1.8SX AUTO EST. rich royal blue, alloys, CD, A/C, 15Kmiles, full history, UK MOT till Jan 13, UK TAX till July 12, as new...........................................................................................................9,999€ 2005 KIA MAGENTIS 2.0 LE AUTOMATIC SPORTS H-MATIC, one owner, 43,000miles, FSH, taxed and MOT until August 2012, cost 14,500pounds new, great ride home tremendous value for money @ only 4,999€ 02 CITROËN BERLINGO 1.9 DIESEL VAN, immaculate, alloys, 11m MOT......................................... 2,999€ 99 BMW 523i SE AUTO, blue, grey hide, alloys, v.clean,UK MOT to Oct’12......................................... 1,999€

05 FORD FOCUS GHIA TDCI 4-door with boot, great size boot, climate, CD, alloys, in diamond white, a diamond of a car, gift at only.......................................................... 4,999€ 01 ROVER 75 1.8 CLUB SE in racing green metallic with special two-tone interior black and cream top velour, this is an ex-Rover show car with fitted TV, SAT NAV, alloys, cruise, fog lamps, 50,000km WITH FULL HISTORY only .....................................................4,999€ 00 PEUGEOT 306 EST 2.0 HDI glacier white, as new, A/C, PAS, CD........................ 3,999€ 05 DAEWOO MATIZ 5 door, A/C, silver, fab mpg, as new gift @ ...........................3,999€ 02 HYUNDAI 1.6 MATRIX 5 door, met blue, AC, PAS, clean car sitting on 4 new tyres, lady owner, gift @ ..............................................................................................................3,999€ 98 SEAT ALHAMBRA 2.0, 7 SEATER A/C, gleaming white, great family bus only.... 2,999€ 07 FIAT PANDA 1.3 DIESEL, 5 door van, A/C, PAS, small auto at only....................2,999€ 02 FORD KA 1.3 A/C, PAS, in met silver, clean, as new, P/X gift @ ........................2,499€ 02 HYUNDAI ACCENT 1.3 LS in red, A/C, PAS, immaculate throughout ..................1,999€


Ambulance appeal accelerates

By Jack Troughton FREEMASONS HAVE donated the first 50,000€ of money needed to buy three ambulances for the Red Cross across Valencia. A cheque was handed to members of the Cruz Roja at the Don Cayo Golf Club, Altea, last week, and it is hoped to officially present the first vehicle at the Hercules football stadium in Alicante this November.

The appeal is part of the Masonic Festival 2014, designed to promote awareness of Freemasonry in the area by channelling charitable efforts to help Spanish citizens through the Cruz Roja. Cruz Roja sometimes sends an ambulance to Freemasons’ fund raising events across Valencia – giving the public an idea of its own work. Keith Moseley, secretary of the Festival 2014 committee – who also took pictures of the presentation – said throughout

Valencia Freemasons were busy arranging concerts, parties and social gatherings for the remaining two years of the appeal to raise the necessary funds to buy the ambulances. Pictured with Freemasons and members of the Red Cross are Barrie Mansell, Provincial Grand Master of Valencia and Jim Jordan, President of the Masonic Festival 2014 Committee, with Toni Sebastien, Vice-President and Monica Diaz, Secretary, of Cruz Roja Alicante.


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Life spanish

Basic Spanish for everyday needs by Jane Cronin

Speech rhythm

THE RHYTHM of words is something that many language learners don’t give a thought to, and yet it is fundamental to making ourselves understood. Speech is like music, if you lose the rhythm of the music a nice melody can turn into a completely incomprehensible and unpleasant sound. If you don’t think this is important, try putting the wrong emphasis on English words and you will soon realize how difficult it is to understand them. For example radIo instead of rAdio, or dicTIONary instead of DICtionary. If you put these kinds of missed rhythms into full sentences, and add a bit of a foreign accent to the recipe, you will soon find that straightforward English has become some kind of alien tongue. So, this is what we do in Spanish if we don’t put the emphasis in the correct place. The difference between Spanish and English though is that in English word rhythm is arbitrary and very difficult to predict (and also variable as in conTROversy versus controVERSy) whereas in Spanish there are set rules which tell us where the beat should go in all words. If you want to learn more about this you can go to my website to the “Video Tutorial” section, and all will be revealed!

PRONOUNCING SPANISH CONSONANTS Fundamental to the Spanish language are the five vowels, and I always teach those first to any new group of learners. However, consonants can be tricky too. It is quite easy to learn the rules for each one, but tuning your ear to hear them is another matter. Also on the video tutorial section of my website there is a general summary of consonant sounds. It is the second of six videos on pronunciation. AGUA PASADA NO MUEVE MOLINO Traditional sayings are as common in Spanish as they are in English and just the other day I heard a Spanish government minister get round a journalist’s difficult question by falling back on to an old favourite. “Agua pasada no mueve molino”, literally means “Water that’s gone past doesn’t move the mill”, or as we would say in English – “It’s no use crying over spilt milk”, although in this context “That’s water under the bridge”, would be a better translation. With this manoeuvre the minister neatly

managed to avoid commenting on the fact that her recent words had completely contradicted a fellow minister and that she had basically put her foot in it. YOUR NEIGHBOURS ARE VERY EDUCATED A friend of mine who lives in Spain was having a lot of problems with her neighbours. They lived in a rented house next door and were noisy, rude and generally inconsiderate. Eventually the Spanish owner of the house next door got rid of them and after a short while informed my friend that she had found new tenants who were “muy educados”. My friend was perplexed. Why was she being told that her new neighbours were “very educated” – she had no interest whatsoever in their academic achievements. Later she discovered that she had fallen foul once more of that terrible monster the “false friend” – words that appear to mean the same in two languages, but actually mean something different. “Educado” in Spanish means “polite”. Happily, she has got on very well with her neighbours ever since.

This article is made up of items that have been appearing over recent months in my blog which you can also get to via the homepage of my website. They come under various categories such as “false friends” “favourite sayings” “Spanish society” and so on. I hope you enjoy them.

The Twit of the Week Jenni Falconer@Jennifalconer : And what an eventful flight. A lady decided to go to the toilet as we were landing.....she was still in there when we touched down! The Funny Rant Graeme Swann@Swannyg66 : Is the big brother location still a secret? I find myself hoping that the coordinates were forwarded to the Lancaster bomber crew during the Jubilee. The Accidents example@example : I dunno who the film crew hate more... I broke the Porsche’s gearbox and Calvin Harris snapped the key off in the Ferrari’s ignition. The Funny Tweets Ellen DeGeneres@TheEllenShow : Why did the can crusher quit his job? He found it soda pressing. ian hyland@HylandIan : Well done to Greece for coming back from 1-0 down. Who says they can’t claw back a deficit? #euro2012 Rio Ferdinand@rioferdy5 : Just played some tennis....i aint got the same initials as Roger federer (‘RF’) for nothing!! Joseph Barton@Joey7Barton : Is Ribery allowed to be shown on a close up before the watershed? Ricky Hatton MBE@realrickyhatton : Just got out of bed and stood in dog poo. What a marvellous start to the day. Clean my size 7 them run time.

Life books

Danny Collins -

Cathedral Of The Sea IN 14th CENTURY Spain a young serf is on the run from his feudal lord: life in the shadow of the mighty Cathedral of the Sea, a magnificent church being built by the poorest and humblest citizens of Barcelona. The fortunes of Arnau Estanyol, who has seen his father hanged for the sin of demanding more bread for the populace, begin to turn only when his courage in battle brings him to the notice of King Pedro and he is awarded a baronetcy. But fate has a cruel plan for Arnau, who must now battle against jealousy and the devastating consequences of a plot against him. This is Charles Dickens and CJ Sansom with a touch of Bernard Cornwell set against a towering mediaeval Spanish backdrop, meticulously researched by one of Cataluña’s greatest modern authors, masterfully translated from the Spanish by Nick Caistor. Like all good historical novels, it’s a whopping 750-odd pages and the reader is sucked into every one of them. Cathedral of the Sea is a towering and very readable adventure novel that will have the reader enthralled from start to finish. Falcones’ characters breathe off every page. Live the adventure with them.

Suduko Answer

Author: Ildefonso Falcones Publisher: Black Swan (paperback) Price: €10.40 ISBN: 978 0 552 77397 3

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Life tech

with Aunty Virus


Running Malwarebytes and Superantispyware Peter from La Siesta asks;

HELLO AUNTY, I have AVG 2012 free version on my computer, and like you have suggested many times in the past, Malwarebytes and Superantispyware. AVG is set to update automatically each day and also scans my email. I run Malwarebytes and Superantispyware every couple of weeks and have noticed that it seems to detect the same things each time, such as: Mywebsearch, Ads Revolver, CurePCSolution, Double Click, HitBox, MediaPlex, Tradedoubler, WebTrends live. I click on ‘Fix Problem’ but the above seem to appear again the time I run the scans. Is this normal and are they a serious threat? Aunty Says; Hello Peter. Some of those are particularly nasty bits of spyware and I suspect they are lurking in both your restore points and recycle bin. The best thing to do is to empty your recycle bin and switch off system restore. From control panel, click on the ‘system’ icon and select the ‘system restore’ tab. You can empty your recycle bin with a right click of the mouse. I often run and updated AVG etc. in safe mode (F8 before Windows starts) as some of the more devious bits of Malware can hide themselves in Windows when it’s running in normal mode.

Google calendar

Roger via email asks; DEAR AUNTY, I wonder if you can help. I belong to a small sailing group. We have to take turns for the boat. We want to adopt a Calendar that we can all access and amend to make our bookings. We have experimented with Google but with little success, can you offer any gems of advice, many thanks. Aunty Says; Hi Roger, I’m surprised you didn’t get on with the Google calendar as I’ve found it really good. You could try the Yahoo one which is similar but with less features. You’ll need to setup a Yahoo account that you all have access to, have a quick look at the help section and you will be fine.

Recognising file types Jenny via email asks; SINCE I have been receiving some of my bank statements and facturas via email I have started getting a message “This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action”, “Create an association in the Folders Control Panel”. I have tried this action without success. I have had the same and similar attachments on my other computer and I had no trouble reading or printing them. I’m back using XP as I couldn’t get on with Vista at all. Aunty Says; We’ve covered this before Jenny but it does come up quite frequently. When Windows does not recognise the type of file you’ve been sent you need to associate a particular program with that particular file type. As you haven’t mentioned the file type I’ve assumed it is an

Adobe Acrobat document with a .pdf at the end (known as the file extension) but the following should work for any file type. Open ‘My Computer’ and chose ‘tools’ from the menu at the top and select ‘Folder Options’. Click on the ‘File Types’ tab and you will see a long list of extension names, click once on the one you have received and you can associate a program from the list using the ‘change’ button. These are the most common file extensions and the best programs to run them. A ‘.pdf’ extension is an Adobe Acrobat file so you’ll need to download Acrobat Reader from to view one of these. If it has a ‘.doc’ extension, use Word or WordPad. For a ‘.jpg’ use ‘Microsoft Windows and Fax Viewer’ and an ‘.mp3’ use Windows Media Player. Don’t forget to tick the ‘Always use the selected blah blah blah’ box. Oh and if it’s an email attachment with an ‘.exe’ extension be very careful.

Error messages after sending emails Tom from Quesada asks; DEAR AUNTY, on two separate occasions when I send an email they leave my outbox OK but they returned immediately with error messages from the postmaster. The first is to a Hotmail address and a second btinternet in the UK. Any clues as to why I am unable to send anything to these specific emails? I know both addresses are OK as I’ve sent them emails in the past. Aunty Says; I notice you are using an old email address Tom, and this is probably being blocked somewhere along the way. Get yourself Google Gmail account and you’ll have no more problems.

Gadget Inspector Investigates:

Fathers Day Faves THIS WEEK the Inspector finds a gaggle of trad gadge ideal for the imminent annual gift-fest that is Fathers Day. Well, it´s got to be better than socks or an England football shirt anyway. What better to start with than a handy compact TV to take into the shed and watch Euro 2012 on? The Digihome 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview and Built in DVD has the lot. Okay, so you´ll need

to be in the UK to take advantage of the Freeview, but a 19-inch widescreen TV that´ll play DVDs and movies/ pictures from a USB memory stick and is HD ready for 125€? It was not so long ago that you´d have got a socking great lump of a TV with nothing more than a plug, aerial socket and pushbutton channel selectors for this sort of money.

But what if you’re going out to watch the Euros and want to look your best? The Philips Aquatouch AT890 Wet and Dry Rechargeable Electric Shaver with Pop Up Trimmer could be yours for 61€. The shaver is 100% waterproof so you can shave in or out of the shower using shaving gel or foam for enhanced skin comfort and to minimize skin irritation. The rounded low-friction protection heads adjust automatically to prevent skin damage, and the DualPrecision cutting means the ultra-thin heads have slots to catch longer hairs and holes to shave short stubble – job done! Fancy driving to watch the next England game? The 99€ Garmin Nuvi 4.3 inch Sat Nav complete with UK and Western Europe Maps should get you there with the minimum of fuss. With street level mapping, speed camera database, lane assist - to help choose the right lane for upcoming exits - and text-tospeech reading out the names of upcoming roads you´ll be navigating with ease. Complete the picture with suction cup mounting for

fast adjustment and release, rechargeable lithiumion battery and 4.3 inch touchscreen display and there’ll be no need for those worn out printed maps. However, you could be one of the few not actually interested in the footie (really?) and would prefer to be doing a little screwing instead. Well, your cross-head screws will thank you if you use the 44€ Bosch Cordless 14.4 Volt Drill/ Driver. Featuring a 10 setting torque pre-selection plus drill setting to give optimum power for every application, and a twin-sleeve ‘Click’ keyless chuck to make bit changes a breeze and your DIY will be AOK. Add in a soft grip, electronic speed control and built-in LED light to make the job visible and it´s all good. The Inspectors Verdict: Of course you may well just end up buying yourself something for Father’s Day - probably just as well as it´s not so easy to get hold of Val Doonican LPs these days. Visit to purchase any of the gadgets reviewed. Prices quoted include free delivery to Spain (Euro cost subject to exchange rate at time of purchase).

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Life health

Mark Phoenix Murphy Dhp MIAPH MNRAH

Diabetes can be helped by the HypnoBand™ THIS WEEK has been the UK National Diabetes Week. Researchers have demonstrated a strong link between having a large waist circumference and an increased risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, independent of a person’s body mass index (BMI). In the biggest study of its kind, a team led by the Medical Research Council (MRC) Epidemiology Unit, examined data from more than 340,000 people from eight European countries. They found that overweight people with a large waist (defined in this study as over 40 inches/102cm for men and over 34.5 inches/88cm for women) had a similar risk of developing diabetes to those who are clinically obese. This correlation was particularly strong in women. With a likely 850,000 cases of undiagnosed cases of Type 2 diabetes in the UK alone, around one person in every 74 has an undiagnosed case of the condition. This means that most people will have a friend or family member who has the condition but does not know it. “A real problem” Diabetics often suffer conditions including high blood pressure, blindness, amputation, kidney failure and stroke. Getting these people diagnosed is a race against time, and unfortunately it is a race we are all too often losing. One of the best ways of controlling and/or reversing Diabetes is exercising regularly and losing weight. This can help diabetes be lowered by 60 percent. I personally have helped clients with Diabetes, using the

HypnoBand™. One of my clients, Mr P from Villamartin, has written these words “I have been diabetic for a number of years and this, added to my general weight, has caused me many problems. I have tried on many occasions to diet and been under specialist diabetic consultants who have always recommended nutritional programs to aid my general health on both fronts. However the results have had little success. I enrolled on your HypnoBand™ weight loss programme with some skepticism but I was open minded and willing to try `something new´. You will know from my comments between visits of the successes achieved so far. Now four months since my first visit I can clarify for you the results so far of my programme. I have lost 19lbs in weight and continue to lose weight at about 3lbs per month. At the start of the programme I was injecting insulin four times a day - about 82 units per day in total. I now inject three times a day and my total intake of units is less than 50 per day. I have this week, kept my appointment with my Diabetic Consultant who also informed me that apart from achieving lower daily readings my six month blood test shows a reduction of 30% in my blood sugar levels. He has, in consequence, ceased my six monthly visits to him referring me now to just my GP. For anyone in a similar situation regarding weight loss or diabetes I would certainly recommend them trying your HypnoBand™ programme and I have no objections to you using my recommendations to any of your potential clients.” The Hypnoband™ is not designed for rapid unhealthy


weight loss or as a quick fix, but for long term weight control. Mark Phoenix Murphy Adv.Dhp MIAPH MNRAH is a licensed HypnoBand™ Practitioner on the Costa Blanca and Costa Calida. The programme is trademarked and used worldwide to ensure you get the real programme. HypnoBand™ has appeared in the press worldwide and many television programs including Channel 4 Embarrassing Bodies. Mark has appeared on local television and radio and has written many articles on the HypnoBand™. If you suffer from weight problems, low self esteem, mood swings or any emotional problem or simply wish to give up the habit of smoking call Mark directly on 654 202 996, Skype HypnoSpain, or email for a free initial confidential consultation.

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


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Life health An RTN special feature on swimming pool safety Five essential steps could save a life Please read them, learn them, take a course and don’t leave it to chance! Get help: shout for assistance / tell someone to call 112, while at the same time getting the child out of the water as quickly and as safely as possible. When out of the water place the child on their back, on a firm surface. Check for Breathing (but use no longer than 10 seconds) Look for chest movement. Listen at the victim’s mouth for breath sounds. Feel for air on your cheek. To open the child’s airway, gently tilt the head back with one hand, and lift the chin with the other. Give five rescue breaths Infants under age 1: Place your mouth over the infant’s nose and lips Children 1 and older: Pinch child’s nose and seal your lips over their mouth. Blow steadily into the mouth whilst watching for the chest to rise; take about one

second to make the chest rise as in normal breathing; this is an effective Rescue breath. Maintaining head tilt and chin lift, take your mouth away from the child and watch for the chest to fall as air comes out. Repeat five times

Start CPR Infants under age 1: Imagine a line between the child’s nipples, and place two fingers just below its centre point. Children 1 and older: Use the heel of one hand (both hands for a teenager or adult) apply chest compressions to the middle of the breastbone (just above where the ribs come together) Kneel by the side of the child. Position yourself vertically above the child’s chest and, with your arms straight, press down on the sternum 1-1½ inches. After each compression, release all the pressure on the chest without losing contact between your hands and the sternum. Repeat at a rate of 100 - 120 min (count 1-2-3- etc.) until 30

Compression and release should take an equal amount of time. After 30 compressions open the airway again using head tilt and chin lift. Give two rescue breaths (as above) Return your hands without delay to the correct position Continue with chest compressions and rescue breaths in a ratio of 30:2. Only Stop to recheck the child if they start to show signs of regaining consciousness,

such as coughing, opening their eyes, speaking, or moving purposefully AND starts to breathe normally; otherwise do not interrupt Resuscitation. To book your place on the weekly run Prestige Nursing First Aid training courses please call Claire Cerro Atyeo on 687 015 517 for details regarding venues. Or if you are a group of 6 to 8 persons or more, then we can organise a special class for you.

AECC footie funday

A FOOTBALL match has been organised in San Fulgencio between a team from La Marina and the San Fulgencio Local Police team on Saturday 28th July in aid of the AECC. The event promises to be a fun day for the whole family whilst raising money for the cancer charity. As well as the football, there will be a pool party at the outdoor pool next to the football ground in San Fulgencio, as well as a bouncy castle, live music, a giant paella and lots of fun and laughter. The match kicks off at 11am and programmes will be on sale plus a raffle, with all proceeds going to AECC. If anyone is interested in joining the charity golf day, forming a team, or can help in anyway with the event, please contact Sarah on 606 184 924 or email her at

Fundraising day in aid of Animal Aid

A FUNDRAISING event is being organised in aid of Animal Aid on Wednesday 20th June starting at 3pm at Los Palacios, near Rojales. The event, which will be located by the public swimming pool, will play host to a wide array of stalls including; second hand clothes and bric a brac; tarot card reading by Michaela; a Tombola by Sheila and Jan; jewellery by Elaine and John; plants by Ray and Barry; Underwear by Steph; original paintings by Marie; home made cakes and buns by Nina and Lill and wood art by Angela and John. Organisers are expecting more stalls to be confirmed and all the proceeds will go to the charity. If you would like a stall, please call Sheila and Jan on 687 233 980 or Michaela on 685 040 670.


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Life music

CostaVibes Tony Poole

John Hiatt at Jazz San Javier AMERICAN ROCK guitarist, pianist, singer, and songwriter, John Hiatt debuts at Jazz San Javier in July. Hiatt has played a variety of musical styles, including New Wave, Blues and Country. He has been nominated for several Grammy Awards – but never won – and has been awarded a variety of other distinctions in the music industry. He remains one of the most respected and influential American singersongwriters and joins the list of living rock legends to perform at the San Javier International Jazz Festival. At aged 18, Hiatt was working as a songwriter in Nashville, when his song “Sure As I’m Sittin’ Here” was covered by Three Dog Night. The song became a Top 40 hit, earning Hiatt a recording contract with Epic Records. His songs have been covered by a variety of artists in multiple genres, including Bob Dylan, Willy DeVille, Ry Cooder, Linda Ronstadt, Eric Clapton, B.B. King, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, Buddy Guy, Iggy Pop, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan and many others.His 20th album “Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymns” was released last year. Hiatt was born in 1952. When he was nine years old, his brother committed suicide, two years later, his father died after a long sickness. To escape from the stress of his early life, Hiatt watched IndyCar racing and listened to Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, and the blues. He learned to play guitar when he was eleven, then began his musical career in Indianapolis as a teenager. In 2008 he was awarded the Americana Music Association: Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriting. The concert opens with the Frank Harrison Trio featuring Scottish singer and actress Alyth

Win Free Concerts Tickets for John Hiatt & Frank Harrison Trio with Alyth McCormack YOUR CHANCE to win a pair of tickets for the XV San Javier International Jazz Festival courtesy of Jazz San Javier for Wednesday 11th July; Question: Name the singer who is regularly compared to Janis Joplin performing at the festival; Answer: A. Dianne Reeves B. Dayna Kurtz C. Dana Fuchs

McCormack offering a novelty for Jazz San Javier - a combination of jazz and folk music. Ronnie Scott described Harrison as “one of the most talented young musicians I have heard”. After taking up a scholarship at the Berklee School of Music in Boston, he returned to the UK and joined Gilad Atzmon’s band. In 2006 Harrison formed a trio with drummer Stephen Keogh and bassist Aidan

O’Donnell. Their debut album, “First Light”, launched to critical acclaim. Alyth possesses an angelical voice and is one of the greatest singers of Celtic folk and traditional Scottish music. She is also the female voice for the Chieftains when they are on tour. The concert is at the Almansa Park Auditorium on Wednesday 11th July, tickets are 20€. For more information visit

Email your answer to vibes@roundtownnews. com. Closing date for entries is Sunday 17th June. The winner will be announced in the next edition of the RTN. Check back for another competition next week. Congratulations to last week’s competition winner Anne Heatherton of Los Alcazares, who answered correctly, “A”John Hiatt, and wins a pair of tickets to see the Tingvall Trio & Jorge Salan.

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A treat for your feet at Shoe Be Shoe GET YOURSELF down to Shoe B Shoe in La Marina & the Punta Prima Store today and treat your feet to the newest innovation in comfort and style – Butterfly Twists. Everybody in the UK is raving about these clever little ballet pumps, from national press to celebrities, everyone is wearing them. Butterfly Twists are the original, folding ballerina shoes. The clever little soles of these ballerina pumps are perfectly designed to fold away and fit into even the smallest of clutch handbags. These ballerina flats are the essential accessory for any girl on the go who constantly needs to swap her heels for a comfy alternative. The ballerina flats are brilliant for driving around town safely, consoling your feet after a night in heels or even a shopping trip: these shoes are the ideal choice for comfort and style. Butterfly Twists are also perfect for

traveling in complete comfort. And if space in your suitcase or bag is an issue with the ever increasing baggage demands of budget airlines, these stylish multi-purpose ballerina shoes are ideal no matter what the occasion or destination! The technology behind these little gems is state of the art with a latex heel for

comfort and support, construction within the shoe to increase life-span, an insole using a key feature of sports shoes to absorb moisture and improve breathability and of course a durable, flexible sole. Butterfly Twists can be found in the Shoe B Shoe La Marina store now. They come in a range of fashionable colours and styles and are affordable to everyone. So what are you waiting for? Shoe B Shoe La Marina (Behind Lidl) & Punta prima store 96 572 8639




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Life going out

Painting Playa Flamenca pink! THE SUN was shining down last Sunday for the third annual ‘Maria and the Pink Ladies’ Walk and Funday in Playa Flamenca. More than 400 people turned up to walk the five kilometre route around Playa Flamenca, Orihuela Costa in aid of the AECC, with even more enjoying the entertainment after the event; all of which took place on the Playa Flamenca promenade, by the beach. The atmosphere was electric as the walkers congregated at the start and with almost everyone in pink, it was fantastic to witness the swathe of walkers as they made their way through the urbanisation and later along the N332; and as the cars passed, many beeped their horns as a sign of support. HEAT RTN’s southern girls, made up of reporter Louise Clarke and sales executives Gillian Roberts and Catherine Allen, all took part in the event and Viva TV was on hand to capture the day’s events as they unfolded.

Age concern celebrates the Diamond Jubilee AGE CONCERN C.B.S. recently invited over 70 beneficiaries to the Walk-In Centre at La Siesta, to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Pam Horabin and her hard working team provided them all with a buffet and then Cathy Carson and the T.A.B.S. group led them in a good old knees-up, to keep the party spirit going. A big thank-you to Ruby’s Bar, El Raso and in particular Pat who organised a lovely food hamper and the resulting raffle raised 160€ for the Charity.

All ages took part and even the odd dog was dressed in pink and happily walked the route with their owners. The heat was intense though and sadly, the number taking part was just short of last year’s event. But that didn’t dampen spirits and the funday afterwards was a great event for all the family with a live broadcast from Vibe FM and entertainment from various performers as well as a spinning demonstration, courtesy of Jason Scawthorn from local gym, Fit 4 All. THANKS Maria would like to thank everyone who helped support the event, especially the local businesses such as Treasure Chest, Yorkshire Linen and Ponderosa as well as the Orihuela Town Hall, in particular, the International Residents Officer, Denise Wesserling. She told RTN: “Cancer is not selective; it knows no distinction between nationalities, ages, cultures, religion or sex. One in three of us will get this terrible disease at some point in their life and so it’s us versus cancer and we want to win.”

All in good faith

THE FAITH helped residents of San Miguel de Salinas celebrate Her Majesty the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee last Thursday when they performed at a fabulous street party at Whispers Bar, on the Balcon de la Costa urbanisation. The party was in collaboration with the San Miguel Town Hall and was completely free of charge. A raffle was held in aid of the food bank which is organised by the San Miguel Archangel Neighbours Association. More than 200€ was raised as a result of the event and all that money will go towards buying food stuffs for the town’s needy residents. At the moment more than 20 families in San Miguel are currently relying on the food bank so it is a very worthy cause indeed and with more than 100 people attending the event; all of whom brought items with them, it is hoped that the food bank will remain as stocked up as possible during the coming weeks.

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American style Rock & Roll ‘Sock Hop’ comes to town! EVER GO to a ‘Sock Hop?’ Well, if you remember the 50s and 60s Rock & Roll music and loved to bop then this is what you might have gone to in the USA! There will be fabulous Rock & Roll music live from Raving Rupert, who has appeared with Bill Haley, Gene Vincent, Chuck Berry to name but a few. Support for this tour will come from Peter Day and Fiona McLean (of Jukebox Legends) who themselves have worked with some of the top names from the 60s, with a great repertoire of Rock & Roll music. Tickets are just 8.50€ (unless stated) - All shows start at 8.30pm with seating at 8pm: tickets available at the venues or online at Pre-show meals are available at most venues - Please ask when booking tickets. JUNE DATES & VENUES: Sunday 17th, The Rendezvous, Campoamor (nr Mercadona) 608 467 597. 10€ (includes great buffet) Sunday 24th, Las Palmeras, Crevillente, 96 540 0188

Tuesday 26th, Condado Club, Condado de Murcia (nr Camposol), 634 354 491. 15€ (includes pre-show meal) Wednesday 27th, Olympia, Mil Palmeras, 96 532 0822 Thursday 28th, Santa Pola Life Resort, Gran Alacant, 96 661 9010 Friday 29th, Casa Ventura, San Luis, 96 678 9247 Ticket information number: 695 135 134.

Tango with Taylor

RTN’s VERY own Showbiz Goss man Peter Taylor is enjoying himself going out playing his acoustic guitar and singing a few tunes around the area and has added to his Thursday nights at Leeson Street on Los Dolses commercial centre, Sunday evenings at Tango, the Argentinian Steak House, a super eatery right on the beach at La Mata. The idea at the Tango Restaurant is for you to enjoy a really good meal, watch the Mediterranean Sea lapping on the beach, and listen to some nice easy relaxing rhythms on the acoustic guitar. The whole thing starts about 8.30pm so mad rush to get down there, but it will be a good idea to book beforehand just to be sure of a table, and you can do that by calling 966 922 333: English is spoken. The Tango Restaurant has been established for a number of years and also has a full on nights entertainment every Friday when you can enjoy not only a good dinner but a fabulous performance of the Tango dance. You will find the restaurant by turning into La Mata off the N332, going to the bottom of the road, turning right then parking alongside the recreation area about 100 metres away, then using the wooden pathway on the beach that will take you to the front of the restaurant.

Benny Conway BENNY DOES exactly what it says on the tin. From crowd pleasers to typical sing a long, the show is audience involvement as paramount. With a hint of Irish Charm and humour this likeable act will leave you with a def smile on

your face and def something to shout about. He will be appearing more and more in the area so watch out for him and get down to catch his show. For details please contact Phoenix Promotions 677 222 352.

Out About



Friday 15th June Dan The Man, Alfies Bar, Lomos De Cabo Riog Buddy, The Black Bull, Dan ‘The’ Man, Rusty Nail, Campoverde

Saturday 9th June Dj Jeff And Mags, O Duills, Gran Alicant, Benny Conway, Gasolina Meroil, Callosa De Segura Dan ‘The’ Man, La Manga Camping, La Manga Woody, Alfies Bar, Lomos De Cabo Riog Derek Maddison, The Final Whistle, La Marina Jimmy Vincent, Pj’s @ The Rendevous, Torrevieja Rhionne, Mr Smiths, Quesada The Raquel Pena Flamenca Show, The Rocajuna, Punta Prima The Raquel Pena Flamenca Show, The Hotel Corrazon, Quesada Sunday 10th June Derek Maddison, Novo Cathargo, Los Urritas Nilo, Mr Smiths, Quesada Magic Supreme, The Rocajuna, Punta Prima Tuesday 12th June Phoenix Promotions Variety Night, Lounge Bar, Torrevieja

Life food

Jimmy who?

JUST LOOK away now if you are fed up with me banging on about Supermarkets but I’m beginning to think that they are starting to look as if they have had their day. I am sick of hearing how good they are and its “you the customer” they are always thinking about, that is of course unless you are a supplier. Now surprisingly I do have some experience with supplying Supermarkets, apart from knowing many vegetable, meat, fish and milk producers personally, we were offered the opportunity of taking over 45 instore restaurants with our unique restaurant idea for Safeway Supermarkets just before they were taken over. Now I don’t know Jimmy Doherty personally but I’ve heard a bit about him as well as seen the TV program Jimmy & the Giant Supermarket recently, including his so called run-ins with TESCO. Some cynics would say that he is getting paid anyway to make a TV program and as with everything else it has to be sexed up to make it interesting, unless of course you are already in the business. There were bits the TV program makers couldn’t show and bits that were not allowed by TESCO including at least one of the farms, the processing, the packaging, the proposed shelf life, how much profit and the process of what can we call it to make the customer think it’s attractive enough to buy, as well as enough supply available which they are then able to turn on and off like a tap at your

expense, no wonder it has to be cheap. In my view good products such as faggots should not have to have the heart removed and called meatballs, they are faggots. We saw Jimmy’s attempts at selling “better quality” meatballs, sausages and chicken Kiev’s made with a better free range base ingredient rejected by the taste panel and told to go back to the drawing board because customers would not want it if they knew what it contained, irrespective of how it tasted or what it cost. We had a similar problem with our new burgers which contained 50% decent minced meat and 50% fresh vegetables also minced which children and adults alike really liked, it even won a prize for the best burger in a competition, so what happened to it? “Children wouldn’t eat it if they knew it contained vegetables, so parents wouldn’t buy it” So if you are really concerned about what goes into your food from the Supermarkets like they say you do then do me and you a favour and read the label if you can on every single packet you buy. After an initial turbulent start to our negotiations with Safeway when they asked to meet our promotions team, we managed to get approval for our restaurant idea because we would not compromise on quality or fit into the little box that they had allocated. Having convinced them it would

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Food Consultant Edwin Cheeseman

Jimmy & the Giant Supermarket

work they were prepared to take a chance and were convinced they could make it work in their stores. So a challenge for the Supermarkets, especially in the UK, if you really care about the customer and you are not destroying the high streets by nicking the trade (although where you think the customers are coming from when you open a new store baffles me) then buy one, I don’t mean one shop I mean one high street, perhaps you could negotiate with the council and even buy one closed shop and get another one free. Then maybe I would have time to wander into

each separate department with its own staff (no need for customer service or taste test panels) and ask questions about the products and what to do with them, maybe even get a little taste instead of having to read the labels. There would be minimum packaging, local produce, special offers and hopefully even a dairy where I could just pop in and buy a pint of milk without having to walk to the furthest point in the store. As for the tasting panel who seem to turn their noses up at anything common that just doesn’t sound right send them round here to my place for a lesson.

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Life horoscopes Uranus, mighty Planet of forward thinking and power, greatly influences the most stubborn Arian and stops them in their tracks this week. There is so much more you should be doing, so stop being content with what you do and see new ways of moving on to pastures new. Whatever, second best isn’t the right goal for anyone and you must finish what you have already started.

Venus homes in on an angry Gemini and brings a lot of unnecessary indecisions into play, when things are quite honestly complicated enough. This is a great time to reach out for what it is you really seek since you have the chance to make things happen all around you, but you are awaiting orders which never seem to come. Fear not your mistakes, but prove the positive. With Venus in residence there are some home truths to be told, and family issues to solve. However this means working together with everyone concerned, not just voicing your own particular wants and needs. Shared responsibility is the only way forward, and it will be a milestone of achievement when plan so desperately needed are carried through to fruition. The Summer Solstice breaks through midweek in the second house of opportunity and respect in Cancer. Time to make magic out of a beckoning situation, because you can, it only needs your imput and shrewd actions to steer it comfortably through. You have shelved your persistent ego and allowed bygones to be bygones, now it is all clear to finally move on. You may be temporarily scared to show your face, but you just cannot be solely to blame for recent actions. What you did was to take responsibility, but this was without knowing just what you were really up against. If anyone tells you that your best wasn´t good enough tell them that the truth often does hurt, and if necessary you would do once more what you had to do. Mars slides nicely into Virgoan energies right now and this brings timbre and balance to what you are about to do. If you were looking for a sign of moving on you have it this week. As the North wind blows so will great changes be affected because you have taken control of a situation before it went out of control totally, and have weighed up the pro’s, and con’s as backing. Saturn is en route to help with a delicate matter needing wisdom and patience this week. All is not what it seems, and you have at last found the loophole you sought, which shows you that your options are being taken seriously for a change. You are currently holding back someone who loves you, and there can be no reason unless you really do want to lose them. Where is the sting in the tail? Don´t take things lying down this week, but there is a very strong need to pause and reflect on a more suitable means of attack, since the rules have changed somewhat. All is ready and waiting and the way ahead is cleared; just play your hand to win as Mercury sides with Mars midweek, and fireworks may be just the first stage. With Jupiter soon to enter into Neptune it is time to take some time for yourself. With so many of your problems lately being other peoples, it is time to make a trip, take a breather or just escape from routine. You are not running away, but you are moving on, when and if the time is right and you’re well and truly rested and relaxed and ready to take on what you must. Pluto is analytical and can be cruel to be kind sometimes. However now is the time to make a clean breast of things if you want closure and transparency to take over aspects of your life. People do not realise what you are capable of and it is time you showed your famous pioneering strength, telling all that you are certainly not to be messed with any way. Neptune and Uranus bring financial problems to a very delicate head. With a new way of organising your life so much economy can be made, and it would help if all around you began to pay their way too, so see that this happens, and is just not talked about and forgotten. With your hard working ethic and generous contribution you provide the lion’s share anyway. Chiron in Pisces can only mean one thing, a new project beckons, so follow your strengths and don’t allow weakness of others to influence you in any way. When there is work to be done you will find a way, and finances should be jumping to your attention right now. You will be given all the rewards that you need, all the help you seek and you won´t have to re invent yourself.

Kenny corris

Magic mirror

“Who is the fairest of us all?” Thus screeched the Evil Queen to the magic mirror, in tales of old. The mirror was empowered to always tell the truth, and when Snow White came along one sunny day we know what happened. Beauty is a wonderful thing. Outer and inner beauty really do form the most perfect balance, since attraction physically is important, and inner, soulful energy much sought after to complete the balance. Soulful people just have that edge, revealing that they are capable of showing love in two ways, through the emanation of the heartlight and the revelation of the soul. Those who have successfully developed their soul maybe made a good start with an old soul from the past. Daily I meet people who have lived before, and some can even talk about their past experiences, whilst others cannot. This is often because many have moved on from lives they were not so happy in, and they have intentionally blocked out their past. Others do not have a full recall, or fear past memories as they choose to live in the present and prefer not to look back. Each of us has the right to be ourselves whether this be a past recollection, a present inspiring gesture or part of a future dream. We are undoubtedly what we are in this life and many of us Old Souls’ can rest assured that we had some other roles in deepest history, whilst enjoying the clarity and transparency of now, the present, as we

Kenny’s diary - Readings at Café Maya in Albir: Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th June. From 17.00. Please call Els or her team on: 966 868 213 for appointments. - “An Audience with Kenny Corris” A Show with clairvoyant energies, readings, and how to develop your connection with Spirit. Currently being presented in five countries. Some bookings for Spain still available to help boost your Charities’ fund raising. Please call Kenny for details direct on: 686 361 594 - 2012 Lightworkers Course: Day Workshop: Held in Finestrat: How to enter the Fifth Dimension Now listing for Saturday June 23rd . Call 686 361 594. - Climbing the Ladder: Day Workshop: Held in Finestrat: How to start an effective connection with Spirit. Date to be announced.

look towards the mystery of a future unknown plan. There are ways of going right back. When offered Past Life Regression, there has to be a warning that you may be taken back to a time whereby you may not be happy. If the cold light of day today isn’t doing you any favours the joy of the freedom of returning to another time can be very attractive, but it may not be quite what you are looking for when it happens. The present may not be as bad as it seems and the future will take on what it will. Sadly the past can never be changed as it has already happened, and usually we have moved on and away from it anyway. PLR is a true gift and is best used in the hands of a true professional. Some of us may be time travellers exercising astral projection or enacting some profound meditation skills; allowing for a walk through time; believing in King Arthur’s Castle, or the Evil Queen’s magic mirror. Spirit is the guiding light in an ever changing World. They have seen the past, the present is theirs, and they have a concept of what the future should shape up to. Come what may, rest assured that we will have what we need when we need it as long as we have the faith to desire it, the temerity to believe in something special and an ever open heart and soul to accept each and every challenge that thereby comes along.

Love & Light... Kenny Corris

Postbag Email your letters to me at: Kenny I woke up this morning and somebody whispered something into my ear. I was alone at the time. I wasn’t frightened then, but now I am wondering if the voice will continue, and why? Morag S. Morag I have experienced this whispering phenomena. Generally it does not continue, but if it does no harm will come to you, so try and get a good night’s sleep. I get some very poignant messages this way, since the impact can be greater if there is silence, you are alone, and you are unafraid. If you recognise the voice, or things change then please do call me. Why does this happen? Because it is a part of your consciousness, and because you can receive it. Keep pen and paper by your bed to write anything relevant down just in case. Above all do not worry, you are not just hearing things or going crazy, I promise you. Sleep well!

If it’s your birthday this week

Start as you mean to continue, there are two sides to every coin and work to be done. This year beckons you on with change and travel is on the cards; above all give new enterprise your very best shot, even if it is in the dark!



Cryptic Crossword

Quick Crossword ACROSS 1. Reporters seem to want things urgently (5) 4. Support in reverse? (7) 8. No artificial note (7) 9. Mother wants boy to become stone worker (5) 10. What a well lubricated man becomes? (4) 11. Pretend to be ill to make mother stay (8) 13. Furniture not quite up to this point (4) 14. Resigned from the socialist side (4) 16. This critic is clearly one who has a second look (8) 17. Facts given in the end at an enquiry (4) 20. Closely follow graduate in doctrine (5) 21. A reason for being stranded? (7) 22. Nose and lip are used to form a Greek letter (7) 23. What the raw golfer aims for? (5)

Word Ladders


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DOWN 1. Card games suitable for river crossing? (7,6) 2. Praise some of the opposite sex, to lessen nagging (5) 3. Rues being certain (4) 4. This song is wicked contains everything! (6) 5. Does he make up heaps of clues? (8) 6. Thorough knowledge is within one’s vision (7) 7. Amnesty from army commander apparently (7,6) 12. The very last, in spite of everything (5,3) 13. Like returning to five eras of uncivilised people (7) 15. Get back for example in the wet (6) 18. In the morning employ to entertain (5) 19. Boast that clothes have gone up (4)

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

ACROSS 1. Previous to (5) 4. Trip (7) 8. Win back (7) 9. Sluggish (5) 10. Merit (4) 11. Ominous (8) 13. Destiny (4) 14. Yield (4) 16. Pottery (8) 17. Eager (4) 20. Get to know (5) 21. Exalt (7) 22. Go back (7) 23. Dulcet (5)

DOWN 1. Upright (13) 2. Become liable to (5) 3. Bellow (4) 4. Apex (6) 5. Used (8) 6. Respire (7) 7. Amusement (13) 12. Start (8) 13. Sleeping (7) 15. Emphasise (6) 18. Escape (5) 19. Information (4)

Euromillions Draw Friday 8th June 2012

5 11 22 34 40 9


There were 2 jackpot winning tickets

Tuesday 12th June 2012 Last weeks crossword winner: Tim Goldsmith, Alicante

8 15 26 30 48 9

No ticket won



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Life showbiz goss Axl needs a good grease down I’ve always been lead to believe that being a rock star meant you were way out there behaviour-wise, going on nutball drinking sprees, trashing hotel rooms, and winning endless gold medals for your bedroom Olympic performances. Well Axl Rose of Guns ´n Roses seems to have gone out of his way to flip that whole scenario on its head after he reported to the Paris police last week that he had £130,000 worth of jewellery stolen from a private party in the French capital. Gold and diamond necklaces to be exact, taken at the intimate event held the night after his band performed at the Bercy arena in the city. A police spokesperson said the singer was ‘fuming’ and that an investigation had

Cotton gets the needle

I have always found it hard to work out how Fearne Cotton got a job presenting for the BBC as her brash ´I’m so clever so listen to what I’ve got to say´ manner has made the remote control a seriously handy gadget. However it could well be that she’s

been opened. Rose was not thought to have been wearing the jewellery at the time of the theft, police added. Yes they are Axl´s necklaces, and it’s good to hear he wasn’t wearing them at the time, although that would have made it a tad easier to find the person who did the dastardly deed. Then the rock star thing goes into the ´handbags in the playground´ area when it was revealed that the well documented fallout between Axl and former guitarist Slash resulted in the bands management insisting that anyone who turns up at a gig wearing a T-shirt with the word ´Slash´ on it will be asked to remove it or leave the building, and according to the NME an 18-year old lad was told to remove his top at London’s O2 Arena last month. Gold and diamond necklaces are just about ok, but the Slash T-shirt directive, which could only have come from Axl himself, suggests the guy is a little bit girly. Maybe he holds wild Tupperware parties.

been found out at last as on the back of over 2,000 complaints on the way she handled the BBC’s Jubilee coverage she took to Twitter and one of her many rants read “Grown men who slag me off in articles/online are huge bullies, I love my job and wouldn’t be doing it if I wasn’t any good at it.” That’s not entirely true Fearne, there’s an awful lot of people in the media that should be driving a bus or similar. All the great presenters were and are people who prod the story/ information

along and not people who love the sound of their own voice and believe that everything they think and say is right on the money. A spot on tail to the story as I read it said “perhaps in future Fearne might like to be aware that television’s beauty is in the eye of the viewer, and for BBC audiences of the Jubilee, it appears that wasn’t Cotton”.


Peter Taylor

Writer and Broadcaster

Last chance saloon for Brand The followers of the Dalia Lama, and indeed the man himself are taking a huge gamble tomorrow afternoon at the MEN arena in Manchester as Russell Brand will also be there, so, on the same stage you will have two people whose lives, and approach to life are so far apart you could pass a planet through it. Brand has been booked as the Master of Ceremonies, and according to the press handout he’s also there to attract younger people to the event. The Dalai Lama’s Northern Europe representative Thubten Samdup said “We are delighted to have Russell Brand as master of ceremonies for this once-in-a-lifetime event… Russell has demonstrated the power of spirituality to effect change in his own life.’ He then added: “His holiness the Dalai Lama believes it is essential to inspire ordinary citizens, especially young people, to find meaning and purpose in their lives.” If you drop into this page fairly regularly you’ll know what I think of Russell Brand and that hasn’t changed, and on the back of that I seriously hope, and pray for all who will be in attendance tomorrow afternoon in Manchester that he behaves himself, because if he gets it wrong on such a momentous occasion, he’d best change his name to Harry Carry.

Life TV

15 - 21 JUNE 2012


15th -21st June

FRIDAY 15th June BBC1 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Escape to the Country 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Deadly 60 16:35 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:00 Copycats 17:30 Blue Peter 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional Programmes 20:00 Euro 2012 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 Graham Norton Show 24:20 The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 24:30 White Van Man

BBC2 07:00 Childrens TV 09:45 Big & Small 09:55 Dipdap 10:00 Tinga Tinga Tales 10:10 Little Charley Bear 10:20 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:30 Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Zingzillas 11:05 Iconicles 11:30 Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 The Culture Show 20:00 Antiques Road Trip 21:00 Gardeners’ World 22:00 The Great British Story: A People’s History 23:00 Episodes 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 The Review Show


06:00 BBC News 06:30 Our World 07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30 Trooping the Colour 14:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 14:15 Tennis from Queen’s 18:30 A Question of Sport 19:00 Pointless Celebrities 19:50 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 20:10 Euro 2012 23:00 BBC News and Weather 23:20 The National Lottery Saturday Night Draws 23:30 Mrs Brown’s Boys 24:00 Live at the Apollo


07:00 Childrens TV 09:30 The Slammer 10:00 Blue Peter 10:30 Ministry of Curious Stuff 11:00 My Genius Idea 11:30 Splatalot 11:55 Copycats 12:25 OOglies 12:35 Eliot Kid 12:50 MOTD Kickabout 13:10 Escape to the Country 13:40 Anatomy of a Murder 16:15 Goal II: Living the Dream 18:00 Flog It! 19:00 Dad’s Army 19:30 Trooping the Colour Highlights 21:00 The Culture Show 22:00 The Young Victoria 23:40 TOTP2 24:40 Perfume: the Story of a Murderer

SUNDAY 17th June BBC1

07:00 Breakfast 10:00 Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Sunday Morning Live 12:00 Country Tracks 13:00 Sunday Politics 14:00 Bargain Hunt 15:00 Tennis from Queen’s 18:00 Lifeline 18:10 Points of View 18:25 Songs of Praise 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Countryfile 20:30 Antiques Roadshow 21:30 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries 23:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 23:25 True Love 23:55 Euro 2012 24:45 Alpha Dog


07:00 The Pingu Show 07:10 Pinky Dinky Doo 07:25 Timmy Time 07:35 Chuggington 07:45 Rastamouse 08:00 Barney’s Barrier Reef 08:30 Dennis & Gnasher 08:40 The Scooby-Doo Show 09:05 Scoop 09:30 Friday Download 10:30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00 Rowing 13:30 Live MotoGP 15:30 The Four Feathers 17:30 Escape to the Country 18:00 Match of the Day Live 20:15 Flog It! 21:00 Secrets of Our Living Planet 22:00 Coast 23:00 Mock the Week 23:30 Episodes 24:00 The Hours

ITV1 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 Granada News 15:00 May the Best House Win 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 Granada Weather 17:00 You’ve Been Framed! 17:30 Euro 2012 20:00 Granada Reports 20:15 ITV News 20:30 Emmerdale 21:00 Lewis 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 Granada News 23:35 Euro 2012 24:35 Dante’s Peak




E4 07:00 Switched 07:25 Switched 07:45 Supernanny US 08:30 Rules of Engagement 08:55 Rules of Engagement 09:20 Supernanny US 10:15 One Tree Hill 11:10 Glee 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:25 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 14:30 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 16:30 Rules of Engagement 16:55 Glee 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 2 Broke Girls 22:00 Chain Reaction 24:05 Revenge

07:10 Sali Mali 07:15 The Hoobs 07:40 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Undercover Boss 11:00 Location, Location, Location 12:00 Secret Removers 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Three in a Bed 14:00 The Four Feathers 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:25 20:30 Come Dine with Me 21:30 The Million Pound Drop Live 23:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 23:50 Stand Up for the Week 24:40 Random Acts 24:45 Without a Paddle

07:00 Childrens TV 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:10 Peppa Pig 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Olivia 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Rough Guide: Ultimate Escapes 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Big Brother 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 16:15 Beyond the Blackboard 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 20:50 NCIS 22:05 CSI: NY 23:00 Big Brother 24:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Nanny 911 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 Judge Judy 09:35 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 Judge Judy 12:00 Judge Judy 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Nanny 911 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of Orange County 17:40 Judge Judy 18:05 Judge Judy 18:30 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 The Cube 21:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:30 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 24:00 Take Me Out






07:00 Mini CITV 08:25 CITV 09:25 Saturday Cookbook 10:25 ITV News 10:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 12:20 The Real Housewives of New York City 13:15 Murder, She Wrote 14:20 ITV News 14:30 Agatha Christie’s Murder in Three Acts 16:15 Thunderball 18:40 Granada News 18:50 ITV News 19:00 Primeval 20:00 You Cannot Be Serious! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 23:00 ITV News 23:15 Euro 2012 24:15 Take Me Out

07:00 The Treacle People 07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 FIM World Superbikes 08:00 British F3 08:25 The Grid 08:55 The Morning Line 09:55 T4 Movie Special 10:30 T4 Special 11:00 Made in Chelsea 12:05 Revenge 13:10 The Big Bang Theory 13:45 The Simpsons 14:20 Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 14:55 Channel 4 Racing 16:55 Come Dine with Me 19:25 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Sister Act 22:00 Million Pound Drop Live 23:35 Patriot Games

07:00 Childrens TV 09:20 Angelina Ballerina 09:35 Rupert Bear 09:50 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:05 Roary the Racing Car 10:15 The Mr Men Show 10:35 The Milkshake! Show 11:00 Inside Hollywood 11:05 Big Body Squad 12:05 Big Brother 13:05 Emergency Bikers 14:05 Chief Crazy Horse 15:50 Calamity Jane 17:50 Bewitched 19:55 5 News Weekend 20:00 Cricket on 5 21:00 NCIS 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 24:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation






07:00 Mini CITV 08:25 CITV 09:25 Dinner Date 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Ade in Britain 11:25 May the Best House Win 12:25 The Hungry Sailors 13:25 ITV News and Weather 13:35 Dickinson’s Real Deal 14:35 Murder, She Wrote 15:35 Columbo 17:30 Doc Martin 18:30 The Chase 19:25 Granada News 19:35 ITV News 19:45 Emmerdale 20:15 Euro 2012 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:15 The Shawshank Redemption

07:05 The Treacle People 07:15 Ironman Triathlon 07:40 Football Short: Kingsmeadow 08:05 Channel 4 Presents 08:10 Cycling 09:05 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Sunday Brunch 13:30 The Big Bang Theory 14:00 The Big Bang Theory 14:30 The Simpsons 15:00 Speed 2: Cruise Control 17:20 Deal or No Deal 18:20 Time Team USA 19:20 Channel 4 News 19:50 19:55 The Political Slot 20:00 One Born Every Minute 21:00 Come Dine with Me 22:00 My Sister’s Keeper 24:10 Little Miss Sunshine

07:00 Childrens TV 08:55 Little Princess 09:05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:20 Angelina Ballerina 09:35 Rupert Bear 09:50 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom 10:05 The Mr Men Show 10:20 Roary the Racing Car 10:35 The Milkshake! Show 11:00 Meerkat Manor 11:30 Grey’s Anatomy 12:25 Big Brother 13:25 Police Interceptors 14:30 Last Action Hero 16:50 5 News 16:55 Getting Even with Dad 19:00 Dirty Dancing 20:55 5 News Weekend 21:00 Once Upon a Time 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 Bad Boys II

07:00 Nanny 911 07:45 Holiday Showdown 08:40 Holiday Showdown 09:40 All Star Family Fortunes 10:25 Emmerdale 11:25 Coronation Street 13:00 Primeval 14:00 Holiday Airport: Orlando 15:00 The Only Way Is Essex 16:00 Dennis 17:50 A Cinderella Story 19:45 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory 22:00 Benidorm 23:00 Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights 24:00 The Exclusives

07:00 Make It or Break It 07:40 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 08:45 One Tree Hill 09:55 Hollyoaks 12:30 Watch 12:50 Smallville 13:50 Scrubs 14:25 Scrubs 14:55 Listen 15:10 Perfect Couples 15:40 Ugly Betty 16:35 Glee 17:35 90210 18:30 The Big Bang Theory 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:25 Revenge 20:25 Guess Who 22:30 Rude Tube 24:35 2 Broke Girls

07:00 The Planet’s Funniest Animals 07:25 This Is Justin Bieber 08:15 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 08:45 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 09:15 Coronation Street 10:45 Emmerdale 11:45 Holiday Showdown 12:45 Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights 13:45 America’s Got Talent 14:45 America’s Got Talent 15:45 America’s Got Talent 16:45 ET the Extra-Terrestrial 19:00 Nanny McPhee 21:00 Britain’s Got More Talent 22:00 Bridget Jones’s Diary 24:05 Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights

07:00 Switched 07:25 Make It or Break It 08:15 Life Unexpected 09:10 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow: Get the Look for Less 10:15 Supernanny US 11:15 Gok’s Clothes Roadshow: Get the Look for Less 12:15 Supernanny US 13:10 Charlie’s Angels 14:05 How I Met Your Mother 15:05 Made in Chelsea 16:10 Charlie’s Angels 17:05 Revenge 18:05 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:30 Rules of Engagement 21:00 Rules of Engagement 21:30 How I Met Your Mother 22:00 The Full Monty 23:50 The Big Bang Theory 24:20 The Big Bang Theory 24:50 The Ricky Gervais Show


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Life TV

15th - 21st June

MONDAY 18th june BBC1





07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News and Weather 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News and Weather 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Escape to the Country 16:00 BBC News 16:05 Deadly 60 16:35 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:00 Copycats 17:30 Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional Programmes 20:00 Euro 2012 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 True Love 24:05 The Graham Norton Show 24:50 The Lonely Guy

07:00 Childrens TV 11:30 Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Animal Park 14:30 The Weakest Link 15:15 To Buy or Not to Buy 16:00 Heir Hunters 16:45 Hairy Bikers’ Best of British 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great British Railway Journeys 20:00 The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 21:00 Natural World 22:00 George V and Queen Mary 23:00 Sounds of the 70s 2 23:30 Newsnight 24:30 Secrets of Our Living Planet

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News 14:55 Granada News 15:00 May the Best House Win 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 Granada Weather 17:00 A Touch of Frost 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Granada Reports 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 The Walton Sextuplets: Moving On 22:00 Benidorm 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 Granada News 23:35 Euro 2012 24:35 In Plain Sight

07:00 Childrens TV 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Undercover Boss 11:00 Location, Location, Location 12:00 Secret Removers 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 13:35 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 14:05 Channel 4 Presents 14:10 Damn the Defiant! 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 Dispatches 21:30 Gok Cooks Chinese 22:00 The Secret Millionaire 23:00 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut 23:50 A Short History of Everything Else 24:20 Random Acts 24:25 Embarrassing Bodies

07:00 Childrens TV 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 09:45 Little Lodgers 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Olivia 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Rough Guide: Ultimate Escapes 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Big Brother 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Monkey Life 15:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 16:00 The Long Shot 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Emergency Bikers 21:00 Restaurant Inspector 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 The Walking Dead 24:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Emmerdale 07:50 Planet’s Funniest Animals 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 Judge Judy 09:35 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 Judge Judy 12:00 Judge Judy 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Planet’s Funniest Animals 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of Orange County 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:35 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 All Star Family Fortunes 21:00 The Cube 22:00 Something’s Gotta Give 24:30 The Jacket

TUESDAY 19th June



07:00 Switched 07:45 Supernanny US 08:25 Rules of Engagement 09:15 Supernanny US 10:10 One Tree Hill 11:05 Glee 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 Glee 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 Love Shaft 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 Revenge 23:00 The Inbetweeners 23:35 The Inbetweeners 24:05 Rude Tube








07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News and Weather 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News and Weather 14:30 Regional News 14:45 Royal Ascot 16:20 BBC News 16:25 Deadly Art 16:40 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:00 Copycats 17:30 Who Let the Dogs Out? 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional Programmes 20:00 EastEnders 20:30 Holby City 21:30 Inspector George Gently 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News 23:35 True Love 24:05 Euro 2012

07:00 Childrens TV 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Zingzillas 11:05 Kerwhizz 11:30 Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:05 Animal Park 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 To Buy or Not to Buy 16:20 Royal Ascot 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great British Railway Journeys 20:00 The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 21:00 Ocean Giants 22:00 Great Ormond Street 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 The Secret History of Our Streets

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Granada News 15:00 May the Best House Win 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 Granada Weather 17:00 A Touch of Frost 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Granada Reports 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Euro 2012 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 Granada News 23:35 Inside Man

07:10 Sali Mali 07:15 The Hoobs 07:40 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Undercover Boss 11:00 Location, Location, Location 12:00 Secret Removers 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 13:35 River Cottage 13:50 Stalag 17 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 Embarrassing Bodies 22:00 The Restoration Man 23:00 All in the Best Possible Taste with Grayson Perry 24:05 Random Acts

07:00 Childrens TV 09:45 Little Lodgers 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Olivia 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Rough Guide: Ultimate Escapes 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Big Brother 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Monkey Life 15:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 16:05 Pretend You Don’t See Her 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Cricket on 5 21:00 Killers Behind Bars: The Untold Story 22:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:00 Big Brother 24:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Planet’s Funniest Animals 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 Planet’s Funniest Animals 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of Orange County 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:35 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 All Star Family Fortunes 21:00 America’s Got Talent 22:00 America’s Got Talent 23:00 Mark Wright’s Hollywood Nights 24:00 Quantum of Solace

07:00 Switched 07:45 Supernanny US 08:25 Rules of Engagement 09:15 Supernanny US 10:10 One Tree Hill 11:05 Glee 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 Glee 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 18:30 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 How I Met Your Mother 21:30 The Big Bang Theory 22:00 50 Greatest Plastic Surgery Shockers 24:10 The Ricky Gervais Show 24:40 Bob’s Burgers








07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Crimewatch Roadshow 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News and Weather 12:00 Real Rescues 12:45 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News and Weather 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News and Weather 14:45 Royal Ascot 16:20 BBC News 16:25 Deadly Art 16:40 Prank Patrol Down Under 17:00 Copycats 17:30 HH: Gory Games 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Regional Programmes 20:00 Britain’s Lost Routes with Griff Rhys Jones 21:00 EastEnders 22:00 Silk 23:00 BBC News 23:35 The National Lottery Wednesday Night Draws 23:45 True Love 24:15 True Love 24:40 Possession

07:00 Childrens TV 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Zingzillas 11:05 Kerwhizz 11:30 Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 See Hear 14:30 Lifeline 14:40 Coast 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 To Buy or Not to Buy 16:20 Royal Ascot 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great British Railway Journeys 20:00 The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 21:00 Ocean Giants 22:00 The Secret History of Our Streets 23:00 The Culture Show 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 The Meat Market: Inside Smithfield

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Granada News 15:00 May the Best House Win 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 Granada Weather 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Granada Reports 19:30 ITV News 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Midsomer Murders 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 Granada News 23:35 The Enforcer

07:10 The Hoobs 08:00 Channel 4 Presents 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Undercover Boss 11:00 Location, Location, Location 12:00 Secret Removers 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 13:35 River Cottage Bites 13:45 Channel 4 Presents 13:50 Roman Holiday 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 Secret Eaters 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 A Short History of Everything Else 23:30 The Killing 24:25 Random Acts

07:00 Childrens TV 09:40 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures 09:45 Little Lodgers 09:50 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Olivia 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Best House in the Street 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Big Brother 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Monkey Life 15:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 16:05 It Had to Be You 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Police Interceptors 21:00 World’s Craziest Police Pursuits 22:00 NCIS 23:00 Big Brother 24:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

07:00 Planet’s Funniest Animals 07:25 Nanny 911 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 Judge Judy 09:35 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 The Corrie Years 13:30 Nanny 911 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of Orange County 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:35 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 America’s Got Talent 22:00 Quantum of Solace 24:10 The Devil’s Advocate

07:00 Switched 07:45 Supernanny US 08:25 Rules of Engagement 08:50 Rules of Engagement 09:15 Supernanny US 10:10 One Tree Hill 11:15 Glee 12:10 Desperate Housewives 13:05 Scrubs 13:35 Hollyoaks 14:05 How I Met Your Mother 14:35 How I Met Your Mother 15:05 The Big Bang Theory 15:35 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 16:30 Rules of Engagement 17:00 Glee 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 Eragon 23:00 Rude Tube 24:10 Channel 4’s Comedy Gala

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07:00 Childrens TV 10:30 Bob the Builder: Project Build It 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Zingzillas 11:05 Kerwhizz 11:30 Driver Dan’s Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:05 Animal Park 14:50 The Weakest Link 15:35 To Buy or Not to Buy 16:20 Royal Ascot 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Great British Railway Journeys 20:00 The Hairy Bikers: Mums Know Best 21:00 Ocean Giants 22:00 The Men Who Made Us Fat 23:00 Mock the Week 23:30 Newsnight 24:20 Hitler’s Children

07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Granada News 15:00 May the Best House Win 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:59 Granada Weather 17:00 A Touch of Frost 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Granada Reports 19:25 ITV News and Weather 19:50 Emmerdale 20:20 Euro 2012 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 Granada News 23:35 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories 24:35 Caroline Quentin: A Passage Through India

07:15 The Hoobs 07:40 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Undercover Boss 11:00 Location, Location, Location 12:00 Secret Removers 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals 13:30 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 14:00 Conspiracy of Hearts 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 Country House Rescue 22:00 The House the 50s Built 23:00 24 Hours in A&E 24:05 The Secret Millionaire

07:00 Childrens TV 09:10 Peppa Pig 09:20 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Olivia 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Best House in the Street 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Big Brother 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Monkey Life 15:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 16:05 The Last Trimester 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Big Body Squad 21:00 Marco Pierre White’s Kitchen Wars 22:00 Extraordinary People 23:00 Big Brother 24:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side

07:00 Emmerdale 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Planet’s Funniest Animals 08:15 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 09:10 Judge Judy 09:35 Judge Judy 10:00 Judge Judy 10:25 The Real Housewives of Orange County 11:30 The Real Housewives of New York City 12:30 Judge Judy 13:00 Emmerdale 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 Planet’s Funniest Animals 14:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 15:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 16:40 The Real Housewives of Orange County 17:40 The Real Housewives of New York City 18:35 Judge Judy 19:00 Jeremy Kyle Show USA 20:00 America’s Got Talent 21:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:30 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 The Exclusives 23:00 Something’s Gotta Give

07:00 Switched 07:45 Supernanny US 08:30 Rules of Engagement 09:15 Supernanny US 10:10 One Tree Hill 11:05 Glee 12:05 Desperate Housewives 13:00 Scrubs 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 Rules of Engagement 17:00 Glee 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 The Big Bang Theory 21:30 How I Met Your Mother 22:00 2 Broke Girls 22:30 Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 23:00 Rules of Engagement 23:30 Rules of Engagement 24:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Crossword Answers Cryptic Solutions Across: 7 Hearts; 8 Laxity 10 Regally; 11 Latin; 12 Till; 13 Beard; 17 Glare; 18 Fair; 22 Aside; 23 Express; 24 Resign; 25 Grouse. Down: 1 Charity; 2 Largely; 3 Still; 4 Gallery; 5 Lists; 6 Hyena; 9 By degrees; 14 Allergy; 15 Careful; 16 Dresser; 19 Harry; 20 First; 21 Sport.

Quick Solutions Across: 7 Option; 8 Docile; 10 Perplex; 11 Peace; 12 Roll; 13 Sever; 17 House; 18 Lone; 22 Craft; 23 Vagrant; 24 Urgent; 25 Victor. Down: 1 Compare; 2 Startle; 3 Jolly; 4 Complex; 5 Final; 6 Never; 9 Expensive; 14 Content; 15 Loyalty; 16 Venture; 19 Scrub; 20 Range; 21 Again. WORDWHEEL: ARTILLERY

What’s on Viva TV this week VIVA TV broadcasts on the Torresat and Teleast Networks every day from 2.00pm until 10pm. To find out what else they are showing this week, you can view all their programmes and see their full listings at In the meantime, to whet your appetite, RTN will highlight every week some of their brilliant programmes starting tonight, Friday 15th June at 6pm with FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions. Today’s expert gives some great advice as well as some handy tips on sorting out your electricity. Tomorrow, Saturday 16th at 7pm, An Evening With.... features Chas Hodges from Chas & Dave for an evening of nostalgia and fun. On Sunday 17th at 6.30pm, Spanish Dive Adventures takes a journey beneath the waves and meets some of the people who take part in this relaxing pastime. Then on Monday 18th at 7.30pm, Spanish Eye features

some of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations across the Costa Blanca including La Marina, Entre Naranjos and Torrevieja. On Tuesday 19th at 6.45pm, another episode of Spanish Eye features Parahawking; a new sport which came to Gran Alicant last year and gives you the chance to fly with the eagles. On Wednesday 20th at 6pm, The Vibe Fest highlights dozens of bands and entertainers when they came together at San Fulgencio’s Fiestas. Finally at 6pm on Thursday 21st, An Evening of Laughter features Dramatic Licence which puts on another great theatre production. This is just a highlight of the great programmes made by Viva TV; tune in now to see much more or visit their website at


15 - 21 JUNE 2012

Life cars Declare your fines

INCURRED A fine? Do not forget to advise your insurance company. Many drivers forget that when they are fined for traffic infraction G: Speeding, ‘driving drunk’ etc., they are supposed to advise their insurance companies with the details. To not do so could mean that in the event of an accident your claim could be reduced (to Third Party only) or your premium being considerably increased when due again, or in extreme cases the cover is refused altogether. It is always better to be honest with your company in the long run. I am amazed how many people nowadays who are not bothered about having a good reputation and when we watch UK-TV with such programmes as Golden Balls where contestants are encouraged to cheat I can understand why. One such example is being caught driving with a mobile phone held to an ear. This will incur an increase in premium of 20% according to an insurance article I recently read. Just do not do it although after a court case in Spain where a driver was charged with driving with a mobile phone Bluetooth connection in one ear the judge dismissed the case. The law is interpreted as being that drivers must not drive with any ears blocked off for safety reasons. This may change that interpretation but beware. Wait until it is published officially though as going to Court is expensive and very stressful.

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Thieves on the motorways By Louise Clarke THE NEIGHBOURHOOD Watch has issued a warning to all homeward bound residents following a spate of robberies on both the Spanish and French motorway networks. Chris Poole from the Orihuela Costa branch of the Association told RTN: “We are reaching the time of the year when we see the annual migration of northern European residents who live most of the year here in Spain to the more northerly countries. A number travel by car through northern Spain and onwards by road or by ferry. If you are visiting foreign climes in this manner, please take notice of the following details… • When using the French and Spanish motorways and you need to stop to fill up with petrol. • Beware of thieves on the petrol stations particularly near the Spanish/French border at La Jonquera and around Barcelona. There are reports of distraction thefts recently in these areas. • Always keep car doors locked and don’t open windows to anyone you do not know. • Ladies, if you need the toilet leave your handbag hidden away in the locked car. • Only carry sufficient money with you to pay for what you buy. • If it is necessary to park on the motorway rest areas do not leave the car unattended and only stay for a few minutes. Chris concluded: “As well as on the motorways around Madrid and further north, we are hearing of thefts in the above notorious area.” WATCH OUT THERE ARE THIEVES ABOUT




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Is it too late? Noel’s world of golf By Noel Eastwell Teaching Professional Campo de Golf El Plantio 639 730 891

OVER THE last twelve months many of our golf courses have begun to enter the real World and offer some competitive priced golf to our golfers. We have seen more and more flexibility enter the market with staged payments and even weekly membership available at some clubs. This is a far cry from the days when the clubs were calling all the shots and were charging stupid prices for a round of golf. The big question though is; have they acted too late and have they made too many cutbacks in order to get competitive? Certainly we have seen wholesale redundancies in the golfing community but let’s all hope that the long term results will make all this worthwhile. Every single golf course in Spain needs more customers and if they deny that fact then they are lying or want their golf courses repossessed by the banks to get out of the financial mire they have got themselves into. With the state of Spanish banks that is not very likely so there are very many opportunities for the resident and holiday golfer to take advantage of. All of our golf societies should now be out visiting the golf course managers securing deals for next season.

The golf course managers should be biting your hands off to secure bookings where you deal direct and no commission has to be paid out. For the small groups of golfers, deals are there to be done even if you are only playing as a twosome or even just once a month, the courses need your money to pay their costs. The golf courses are now aware that to get something in the bank is much better than nothing at all. As I have said many times to those running golf courses, the grass will grow anyway so you may as well get some money in rather than have to pay the staff from reserves that are dwindling at an alarming rate. Unfortunately there are many golfers out there who will see the struggles of the golf courses as just reward for their greed during the property boom and when the exchange rate was somewhere we are unlikely to see it again for some time. The golf courses are no different than any other business that was here during the good times, all businesses overcharged to a certain extent and thought the good times would never end, and not just the Spaniards either. So whether you are single golfer or a society


secretary get out there and secure yourself a deal that should last many years more than the current one. The opportunities are there for all to benefit make the most of them before it’s too late and we lose our precious golf courses which are in short supply anyway in some parts of our region. Win a round of golf for 2 including buggy at the beautiful El Plantio Resort in Alicante Answer the question below correctly to have a chance to win. The winner of this fantastic prize will be picked at random at the end of each month. Send your entries by email to The decision of the editor of Round Town News will be final in making the winning selection. Question for 15th June 2012: How many major championships did Seve Ballesteros win? A. Four B. Five C. Six All answers must be received no later than 5pm on 30th June 2012 to be entered into June’s draw, which will be made on July1st. The winner will be announced in RTN on July 6th 2012.

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The Professional Scene SLOW PLAY by tour professionals is what many blame for the slow play we see in amateur ranks. How good it was to see Chief European Tour Referee John Paramour dish out a one shot penalty at the recent Wales Open. Unfortunately the penalty was given to Ross Fisher, a player admired by many and one you would not necessarily associate with slow play. The European Tour should be congratulated for their bravery in tackling this blight on the game, maybe the amateur ranks will soon follow suit. The effects of the previous week’s punishment certainly did not upset Fisher as on Saturday he once again found himself in contention at The Nordea Masters in Sweden. The pace of his play was certainly considerably better as he continued to climb back up the rankings. Lee Westwood would almost certainly be World Number One by a street if he could putt as well as Luke Donald. After eleven missed putts from inside eight feet in round four Westwood still found himself atop the leaderboard to claim his fortieth win on Tour and his third Nordea Masters, a great confidence booster heading to a major championship. Fisher finished five shots behind in second place while a resurgent Sergio Garcia actually found the touch with his putter and finished in third place. Meanwhile over in America Rory McIllroy added The FedEx St Jude

Classic to his schedule in an attempt to get some confidence back. It paid off handsomely until he came to the 72nd hole on Sunday when he took a triple bogey seven that saw him drop from first to seventh place in the event, nevertheless he gained some much needed confidence before he took the four hour flight to San Francisco. The young ladies of GB & I aspiring to rise to the Ladies Tour put on a wonderful display at Nairn to secure The Curtis Cup, the amateur version of The Solheim Cup, for the first time since 1996 winning 5 of the singles matches on Sunday. Golfing tip of the week What is wrong with trying to hit the ball straight every time? Give a tour player the option and they will pick straight every time over trying to control a ball that moves one way or the other. Practice hitting it straight to get the most from your game. Noel Eastwell Golf Academy at El Plantio Quality coaching at reduced rates for RTN Golf Club members, contact Noel on 639 730 891.


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Andy Kay

The Final Whistle

Fighting talk from UEFA

UEFA HAS hit the Russian Football Association with a £100,000 fine and a potential six-point deduction during qualification for the next

European Championship in France in 2016 after violence flared during and after the game with Poland on Tuesday night. The money will mean little to the Russian’s who will count it as nothing more than chump change but the points deduction is a serious threat and one that they will almost certainly appeal against. Whilst applauding UEFA

for its tough stance on this, I remain mystified as to why they don’t take a similar position when it comes to racism. As we’ve seen from recent European club competitions, financial penalties achieve nothing. Porto, for instance, were fined the paltry sum of €20,000 after UEFA found their fans guilty of chanting racist abuse during a match with Manchester City in February. This probably equates to their star players wages for a couple of days and is therefore almost meaningless. No, the only way to tackle this problem is to threaten clubs with something that matters and a points deduction isn’t a bad place to start. Let’s hope FIFA also sits up and takes notice bearing in mind that they closed their eyes to this problem and indeed many others, when awarding Russia the 2018 World Cup finals.

sense to launch an investigation and a rematch is more than likely. Meanwhile, on this side of the pond, GB Taekwondo has once again refused to select world number 1 Aaron Cook for the Olympic Games, preferring instead the world number 59 Lutalo Muhammad. The BOA has now endorsed the decision though it remains highly critical of the governing body due to the fact that the same panel that made the original selection went on to hear Cook’s appeal. Cook, at least, has not given up hope of competing in London and has suggested that he and Muhammad ‘fight-off’ in an Olympic preliminary round. If GB Taekwondo is so sure that it has picked the right man, one can only assume that they’ll readily agree to Cook’s suggestion. Apart from being made to look like a right bunch of muppets, what have they got to lose?

Not enough Cook’s There was further evidence this week that some sports are governed by idiots. First off, Manny Pacquiao lost his welterweight world title to Tim Bradley after two of the three ringside judges awarded the American the fight on points. This was despite nearly everyone in attendance agreeing that Pacquiao had done more than enough to hang on to the belt. At least the WBO has had the

The right man? By the time many of you have read this, England will have played their second game at Euro 2012. So please delete as appropriate: - Well done Roy, I always knew you were the man for the job. - We still look hard to beat but we have got to start winning games rather than drawing them. - Bl++dy useless git – let’s get Fabio back.

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THE MATCH this week was the annual charity match and this year it was for the ASOCIACION EMAUS founded in 1979. The venue again this week was the Embalse de Argos. As I said last week, carp are now becoming the predominant species and this was again the case this week. With all the hot weather of late we would expect to catch up in the water, but it appears that the fish are happier at depth!!!!. Highlight of the day for all, but Dave Hutchinson was that he managed to lose his top sections some 10 meters out, but in true style, off with his kit and in for not only the sections but a welcoming dip. Nice breast stroke Dave. 1st Ian ( Irish Wizard ) Dalzell fishing the feeder using pellet with 42.36 kilo’s 2nd Dave ( The Sweetie Man ) Hutchinson fishing the pole using paste with 29.80 kilo´s. 3rd Terry ( Swing E´m ) Screen fishing the pole using paste with 28.02 kilo’s. This week was also the start of the Knockout series. This series is of 4 rounds with 5 anglers per round and the top 12 fish go through to the final. This weeks qualifiers are: Dave Hutchinson with 10.04 kilo´s Bob Rafferty with 6.02 kilo´s. Stuart Taylor with 4.75 kilo´s. PLEASE NOTE The club has some vacancies at

present, if you are interested in joining please contact Derek Swann on 966 729 293 or 603535771. ABBEY ANGLING RESULTS Supplied by Terry Screen The first match of the Summer Series was fished on the 5th June on the Eden Stretch, there must have been rain up country as the river was flowing quite fast with a lot of debris passing through. We are just about managing with both Clubs working together to keep the pegs fishable, as the reeds grow at a staggering rate. The fish are now responding as the water temperature has risen, Bill the master of the floating bread method was on top form taking 18 fish for 17kgs 1st Bill (The Master) Reade with 17.450kg fishing free line floating bread on the rod 2nd Dave (The Sweetie Man) Hutchinson fishing the pole using paste with 16.080kg 3rd Lennie (Ex Cultural Attache) Bolton fishing the pole using pellet with 11.640kg All details are available on our website or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965 328 368. ANGLERS TOGETHER The objective of Anglers Together has

been reached ( which was to introduce anglers to each other ). Now that newcomers to Spain are few and far between, we have decided that monthly meetings are serving no useful purpose and the friendships that have been made over the past 4 years are now firmly established. We will continue to provide information through our email address if contacted but there will be no membership renewals in May. Thanks to all past members for their support. Email :

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CHARITY MATCH This charity is ASOCIACION EMAUS and was founded in 1979. This charity looks after children from the day they are born up to the age of 6 years, where they move to a further Asocicion. The government, due to the austerity measures, have cut all funding and the charity is now struggling with utility bills and basic items. Within the club on a weekly basis ,we are providing some basic items e.g. Toilet rolls, soap powder, shampoo, soap, shower gel, tooth brushes , tooth paste, nappies, baby milk etc. If you feel that you could help, even if it is only one item to give to the above charity, please see Web site who will give you the nearest location for this charity.

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THE VALENCIA Regional Benjamin Swimming Championship took place last Saturday at the Municipal Pool in San Vincente. Torrevieja’s squad achieved excellent results and bagged themselves a well deserved gold medal in the 100m boys butterfly event. Over two sessions, the team achieved good times and new personal bests in their events. Well done to all who competed, the good results are a reflection upon all the hard work and effort put in by the kids and their trainer Juanma. The Torrevieja swimming club is always looking to invite new members. The club meets each evening, in three sessions, Monday to Friday between 5.30pm and 9pm. The club trains in the 50m pool at the Palacio de Deportes Infanta Cristina, Torrevieja. For more information regarding Torrevieja Swimming Club please contact Eddie Cagigao on 637 869 602, Rosa - 665 454 126 or President Felipe on 609 418 776 or by e-mail on or at

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