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L O C K D O WN By Irena Bodnarec The current situation regarding Covid-19 or CoronaVirus as most refer to it, is totally unprecedented. While residents have been kept well informed by local expat media, holidaymakers generally, are still in a state of shock that bars, cafes and restaurants are closed due to the pandemic currently sweeping across the globe. Some still don’t grasp the severity of the situation and there are many that are still ignorant that it can and will affect them. Questions being asked on social media, such as “will the resort be open as I am coming on my stag do on April 19” are astounding considering that Spain are now in lockdown! At midnight Friday 13 a decree stated that all clubs, bars and restaurants had to close and remain so for the next 15 days. This will be an evolving

situation and most probably change on a daily basis and on Monday it was announced that it will indeed be extended without specifying till when. On Saturday the Prime Minister stated that as from 8am on Monday, March 16 a restriction on movement and travel came into force. Only those journeys deemed necessary are to be undertaken such as shopping for food, going to the chemists or attending a medical appointment and dog owners can take their pets out for a quick walk, but on their own. While residents have generally complied with the new restrictions, the situation has been met with concern among holidaymakers, wondering if and how they will get back home. Jet2 and Tui had already cancelled all flights from the UK to Spain and inevitably others will now follow. Hosbec – the hoteliers as-

sociation issued a statement ‘recommending that all hotels close by Wednesday” although this is not a government directive… at the moment. A vehicle drove around the streets of Benidorm, advising people to stay inside with the following message blasted out over a loudspeaker in both Spanish and English: “Attention please, an emergency state has been activated due to the coronavirus. You must stay safely inside your accommodation or your home and follow instructions from local authorities or your accommodation provider. Avoid beach areas and promenades. Keep a safe distance with other people. Stay at home. Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience. Benidorm Town Hall.” Many were left scared and frightened at the sudden change, finally realising the seriousness of the situation. Continues on page 5

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KEEP INFORMED: The Weekly Post and Costa Blanca News will still be available during the lockdown The need to keep well informed on the spread of Covid-19 on the Costa Blanca and the measures taken to avoid it is more important than ever. For this reason, the press is among the few activities that will continue to operate as usual despite the restrictions imposed by central government. The Weekly Post will continue to be distributed to supermarkets and other usual drop-off points that will be allowed to remain open over the next 15 days. If the establishment where you usually pick-up the Weekly Post is closed, you will find a larger supply in the nearest large supermarket. We have also been flooded with calls from readers of the Costa Blanca

News, which has always been regarded as the most reliable source of information in the area and will continue to print during the lockdown. You will continue to find Costa Blanca News every Friday at supermarkets and kiosks (which are also allowed to remain open by law). This week's Costa Blanca News will include special coverage of the lockdown to fight Covid-19, answers to readers questions and how the lock-down is affecting Spain, the region and each town. As all events have been cancelled, the newspaper will include some activities taking place online to keep spirits high and suggestions and advice on what to do even at home.

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Ambassador urges people to “comply” with emergency rules By Edward Graham British Ambassador Hugh Elliott explained the “challenge” of emergency measures adopted by Spain to combat the spread of coronavirus. He took to social media to update British nationals living or visiting Spain about the State of Emergency declared by the government in Madrid on Saturday evening and its “big implications”. Mr Elliott used the Brits in Spain Facebook page on Sunday morning to make a video broadcast to explain the restrictions and stressed the key message was for people to self-isolate and stay at home. He also used the broadcast to specifically thank Spanish health professionals for “all you are doing to keep us safe and well” in the battle against Covid-19. “Late last night and in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Spanish government declared a state of emergency across the country. As a result, the British government is now advising against all but essential travel to all of Spain and I wanted to update British nationals living or visiting to what it means; it has got big implications for all of us,” said the ambassador. “The key requirement is we are all to stay at home and only go out for specific reasons’ the rationale is, as

you know, to contain the spread of the virus which is present across the whole of the country - so it is really important we comply with this.” ESSENTIALS Mr Elliott said people could still go out to buy food and other essentials, to go to hospital or health centres and to go to work “although we should work from home if we can”; people were still allowed to carry out caring and similar services. Transport services would be operating at reduced levels. He added: “Public events and gatherings are no longer allowed and most shops other than those selling food and other essential items such as pharmacies - will be closed, as will bars and restaurants; with only home delivery services allowed. “All schools and universities are closed and many public spaces, such as parks

and beaches, have been closed too.” British tourists would want to return home said the ambassador. “We are in close touch with the airlines who continue to operate flights to Spain and it is important to be clear the Spanish government has not restricted international flights, so we expect you to be able to return home as planned but please contact your airline or holiday company for details.” Mr Elliott ended by saying: “The situation is moving fast and you will have lots of questions and we will keep you updated...these are challenging times and thank you for your understanding.” The embassy in Madrid will continue to update its gov.uk/living-in-spain website - where people can sign up for email alerts - and the Facebook Brits in Spain page.


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Plan to regulate airport parking businesses By Dave Jones

A special plan to regulate how land near Alicante-Elche airport that is classified as ‘not for building’ is to be drawn up city hall. Council committee spokesman Héctor Díez said that numerous plots such as these have been used continuously by businesses that offer vehicle rental or parking services. Although these services are necessary for the airport to function normally, and some of these businesses have licences for opening and temporary activities, others have no authorisation whatsoever, he noted. It makes sense to regulate these so that they can develop in accordance with the law, since represent so much

social and economic activity, he said, so that plan to be drawn up over the course of this year will establish specific regulations. This plan will study the real situation of these businesses, setting out the framework within which they are permitted, and will establish a network of public services

and facilities to mitigate the negative impact they have on the land and on residents in rural areas near the airport. “Essentially it consists of analysing the situation and establishing a certain order in an area that until now has been in a state of disorganised urban development,” added Sr Díez.

Benissa suspends main fiestas By Jo Pugh The coronavirus health crisis has literally blown up the festive agendas of Benissa. In this case, two main activities have been suspended and postponed. The first fiesta, 'Viu la Pasqua 2020' programme with which Easter is celebrated, and which was scheduled to start its activities in early April, has been suspended. Not only this, but the

Fiestas de la Puríssima Xiqueta 2020 will also be affected by COVID-19. After several conversations between municipal officials and representatives of the fiesta commission, it was decided to postpone them. Although the town hall does not yet know of the new celebration date, days are already being searched in the calendar to be able to move them. “It has been a very complicated deci-

sion for everyone, but we have done this thinking of the health of you. We are already working to find a new date” said the councillor for fiestas, Ximo Nadal. The mayor of the town, Arturo Poquet, acknowledged that “it is a hard blow for all the residents of Benissa and especially for the festivities. We will return with more force, more desire and more enthusiasm than ever”, stated Poquet.

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By Edward Graham Calpe resident and former ballroom dancer Kathleen Roach was “delighted” to reach her landmark 100th birthday and receive a special card from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. The coronavirus emergency “scuppered” a special ‘cava and cake’ celebration to mark the event with four generations of her family; a party now on hold. Kathleen’s eldest daughter Marion Fisher was able to visit her on her birthday last week despite her residential home being in lockdown to take some of her gifts and cards. “Kathleen has had a happy life and has always had a positive outlook; she is delighted to have reached 100-years-old and we are all sorry that our celebration was scuppered by the coronavirus. We will make up for it when we are able,” she said. “She has a very active mind with a brain as sharp as a needle. She can remember everything; from what she said yesterday to 50 years ago.” Kathleen moved to the Costa Blanca in 1987. When her husband Ted sadly passed away 25 years ago, she sold their villa and moved to a seafront apartment in Calpe and moved to a ‘residencia’ for elderly

people when she began to find life difficult. Marion said when her parents arrived they had joined the Winter Club in Calpe which staged Saturday dinner dances - both were talented ballroom dancers. Born in Ealing, Kathleen was the second of three children and attended Ealing Grammar School for Girls before going to college to study shorthand and typing; she met Ted while working in an office in London’s West End. During the Second World War she was sent to the Isle of Wight to work in the offices of a munitions factory. The couple married straight after the war and had two daughters; Kathleen gave up work and concentrated on family life. They moved to Kent and when Ted retired to Lowestoft - soon they began visiting Spain and later decided to make the move to the Marina Alta.

Arson suspected in Sierra Bernia fire By Jo Pugh A fire which broke out near Jalón last Friday destroyed around four hectares of scrub land, and was possibly caused by arson. The incident was reported at around 15.00 close to the Barranc de la Cova Negra on the Sierra Bernia road. A water helicopter was called to douse the flames along with fire engines from Benissa and Denia, as well as three specialist forest fire vehicles. Due to extremely dry vegetation, thick smoke was seen for many kilometres around, but at around 18.00, the firefighters declared the blaze as under control. At the time, aerial support was

withdrawn, but the firemen stayed overnight to check the flames did not reignite. Following an investigation, the source of the fire was found to be the scorched remains of a tent, which they believe had been set alight by persons unknown. The four hectares destroyed were mainly pine trees and scrubland, and the area was sealed off for further investigation. It was the second fire that firefighters extinguished of Friday. During the morning, they had already attended a smaller fire of around 300 square metres. The cause of this fire was found to be possible negligence.


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Lockdown concern for holidaymakers return Continues from front page Several countries have already banned flights going in and out of their airspace and many presidents have declared a State of Emergency. Currently Spanish airspace is not closed but that could and most probably will change as it will in the UK.

On Saturday morning there were still large groups, walking around aimlessly, many clutching carriers full of drink purchased from one of the supermarkets that were allowed to remain open. Tourism is the lifeline of Benidorm and the rest of the Costa Blanca - many of the

Holidaymakers leaving Benidorm hotel on Monday Photo by Ángel García

smaller independent bars, cafes and restaurants will never recover from this. The beach, although open first thing on Saturday, was taped off at 11am and police were on patrol along the promenade to ensure no one entered. This has inevitably left many at a loss what to do, especially those that had booked self-catering apartments. The resort was packed for the St Patrick’s Day weekend, which is always a huge affair here and which many of the bars were ready, fully decorated with green bunting and shamrocks. Extra stocks of beer would have been ordered in for the occasion – now sadly all cancelled. Large groups gathered together, totally contravening what was trying to be achieved to stop the spread of his virus and by the afternoon, police where breaking them up.

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Appeal launched to find Calpe resident By Jo Pugh Residents are being asked to call the Guardia Civil if they see a person matching the description of a missing person in the area. An alert has been released for a 74-year-old Calpe resident who has been missing since the end of February. Alain Georges Brusson is French, and disappeared on Thursday, February 27. He has not been seen or heard of since. The Calpe resident is five feet six inches tall; he has short grey hair and green eyes and is described as ‘thin’. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing black trousers, a camouflage jacket and sporting Geox brand training shoes. The Guardia Civil has shared his photograph and description through social networks. The search has

also been activated by the European Foundation for Missing Persons. It was thought the last sighting of him was near the Arenal beach in Calpe. Anybody who may have further information is asked to call 091, 062 or 112. Despite movement restrictions due to Covid-19, residents may spot him when leaving the house for essential shopping.


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MILLIONS STOLEN BY SIM CARD HACKING RING Investigators from the National Police, Guardia Civil and Europol targeted suspects across Spain believed to be part of a hacking ring which stole over €3 million in a series of SIM swapping attacks. The suspects – aged 2252 years old – hailed from Italy, Romania, Colombia and Spain. They allegedly struck over 100 times, stealing between €6,000 and €137,000

from bank accounts of unsuspecting victims in each attack. According to Europol, the modus operandi ‘was simple, yet effective’. “The criminals managed to obtain the online banking credentials from the victims of the different banks by means of hacking techniques such as the use of banking Trojans or other types of malware,” explained the spokesman. “Once they had these credentials, the suspects would apply for a duplicate of the SIM cards of the victims, providing fake documents to the mobile service providers. “With these duplicates in their possession, they would receive directly to their phones the second factor authentication codes the banks would send to confirm transfers. “The criminals then pro-

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with coordinated actions happening across Europe.” Don't be the next victim The spokesman noted that criminals can get hold of people’s personal data by searching for it on social media, ‘by attacking your device with malware that will grant them access to your sensitive data’ or through social engineering attacks such as phishing, vishing or smishing. Here are a few tips to help you stay one step ahead: ■ Keep your devices’ software up to date ■ Do not click on links or download attachments that come with unexpected emails ■ Do not reply to suspicious emails or engage over the phone with callers that request your personal information ■ Limit the amount of personal data you share online

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FUNDRAISING SPANGLES CHOIR

Spangles Ladies’ Harmony Chorus is known for supporting local charity fundraisers and Christmas led to several being helped, including MABS San

Javier, Cruz Azul Murcia and Finca La Castellana in San Miguel de Salinas. Following on from this, Spangles took part in a fun-

draiser for the victims of the flooding in Los Alcázares last September, alongside local groups La Rondalla Son del Mar Menor and Agrupación Coral Nuestra Señora de la Asunción de Los Alcázares. “We witnessed the devastation of the flooding in September and some of us helped with the clear up and replacement of household items lost, so we were delighted to be able to raise funds to help even further. Thank you to all our supporters who gave so generously” said Chorus Manager, Lyn. At their concert to celebrate International Women’s Day, on behalf of all the participants, Spangles presented the town hall with a cheque for €1,100 for the Los Alcázares flood fund. Next stop was the C Breeze Cocktail Lounge to help celebrate St David’s Day with staff and customers. Quite a chal-

lenge this year as some of the chorus members treated them to a rendition of ‘Myfanwy’, which was beautifully arranged in four part harmony by friend and composer, Liz Lane. “It was probably the hardest thing I’ve had to do in my singing career” remarked Spangles Musical Director, Valerie Lynch, who has sung with Pavarotti in her youth. Haling from America and operatically trained, Valerie says that the lyrics were the most difficult she has ever had to learn. Accompanied by Wendy Grant and Lynda Christopher (a native Welsh speaker) and backed by Spangles, they gave a beautiful performance and owner, Derrick, said that they would have done any Welsh choir proud. It was a super night of celebration, with €500 raised, €250 of which will be donated to Help at Home Costa Blanca and €250 kindly donated to help with Spangles

expenses to get to Belgium. “Our support of charities is ongoing,” said Lyn “and our next fundraising event is at the Vega Baja Spring Fayre on April 8 in the Casa De Cultura, Plaza Jaime, San Miguel De Salinas, just after we return from Belgium. We hope that people will take the opportunity to come and hear us and support this great charity.” Spangles is a ladies’ a cappella chorus, singing in four part harmony. They rehearse every Thursday, from 10.15 am to 1.15 pm at Centro Municipal Las Claras, Calle Helena, Los Narejos, Los Alcázares and visitors are always welcome. If you’d like to book the chorus for an event or you are thinking about joining them, you can find out more on their website: www.spangleschorus. com or email info@spangleschorus. com Photographer: Jane Dale

What a mad tea party! The Mad Hatters Tea Party at the Marina Bar on Friday, March 6 was a resounding success yet again.

Fundraisers David and Lorraine Whitney were thrilled with the support for their new charity the AFA Alzheimer's Torrevieja. With a quiz, raffle, comic verse and songs sung by A.J. Swing the afternoon sped by with a lot of fun and laughter. Rita and Dave of the Marina Bar together with their loyal staff worked hard as usual to provide a delightful afternoon tea and David and Lorraine and helper Pauline Lane en-

sured the smooth running of this event. Next on the cards will be a very unique 'glitzy' charity event due early June, again at the Marina Bar for the charity AFA Alzheimers Torrevieja. On a sad note, John Harwood who, together with his wife Madeline ran our tombola stall at many of our events died on Friday. March 6 of a heart attack. Our thoughts go out to Madeline at this sad time.


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CALPE U3A ENJOY TENNIS AND PADEL By Bob Hodge

On Sunday, March 8 the Calpe U3A Padel Group successfully hosted a tournament against the Benissa/Moraira group, winning all categories (mixed, Ladies and Men's). A superb performance by all teams involved. This was followed by lunch for

all participants and supporters at the Chicken shack, Calpe. Special thanks to Club De Tenis, Calpe for the venue. For more information on Calpe padel Group Please contact Bob Hodge on 96 583 5427 or 690 906 540. All activities for Calpe U3A are now suspended until further notice

because of the present coronavirus. The advice is stay at home and stay safe. When things settle, Calpe U3A will be back offering all the benefits of day trips, short holidays and many group acitivies. Email membership@u3acalpe. org or travel@u3acalpe.org Website: www.u3acalpe.org

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CORONAVIRUS Due to the lockdown and the severity of the coronavirus the chairman and her committee have had no alternative but to cancel our Annual General Meeting and Demonstration on Thursday, March 26 and also the Demonstration on April 23.

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WALKERS ENJOY SUNSHINE Sudden death of Jávea U3A Groups Coordinator Members of Jávea U3A joined friends and family at Jávea Crematorium on Saturday to celebrate the life of Groups Coordinator David Whybrow, who died suddenly in Denia Hospital four days earlier. He and his wife Helen moved to Spain four years ago and quickly became popular members of the U3A, joining in several groups and activities before David was elected to the executive committee. Together they organised last year’s successful Glitter Ball at Salones Carrasco in Jávea.

David and Helen were also members of the Teulada/Moraira U3A, where they enjoyed a number of activities including the wine tasting group. David’s many friends were joined at the service by his family, including daughter Tracey and son Simon. His other daughter, Lucinda, who lives in Australia, listened to the service via a video link. Helen requested any donations to be given to the U3A Jávea nominated charity of the year, Make A Smile.

Three walks set out in glorious weather on Wednesday for various destinations, Sender de Seguili, Caballo Verde and El Cao. With all that is happening in the world at the moment what better place to be than in the mountains. As seen in one of the photos 'pop-up' are becoming more popular and for good reason, they are great fun! Not sure if we can all keep walking over the next few weeks with the challenges the coronavirus throws at us. For anyone interested in joining our walking group full details can be found on the website www.cbmwalkers. org. There are also many other walks described for

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Andante International Choir forced to cancel

Lunch at U3A Denia Denia U3A showed its appreciation for the support and enthusiasm given by its Group Leaders by hosting a lunch for them at DeniArros and over thirty Leaders attended and enjoyed the good food and wine. They represented the sporty outdoor activities like fishing, pétanque, walking and many more as well as the indoor sedentary, thought provoking card games, chess, backgammon and literary groups. New President Terence Walker thanked them for giving Denia

such a wide variety of interests and looked forward to the year ahead. However, he announced that due to the current situation it had been decided to cancel future events including the Easter lunch, as a wise precaution. He gave the Group Leaders the option of making their own decision on whether to continue or postpone their individual activities. The Group Leaders were unanimous that they would continue for as long as possible so it is business as usual at Denia U3A.

Andante International Choir has cancelled its three scheduled March performances of John Rutter’s Requiem because of the government-imposed lockdown. Dates were scheduled for Friday,

Ondara shopping centre open 'only for basics' Ondara's El Portal de la Marina shopping centre will continue to open for trade, but only shops selling 'basics', according to the management. This includes the supermarket and anywhere else selling groceries or pet food, but none of the restaurants, household décor, clothing or accessories outlets. On Saturday, El Portal's owners, Lar España and Gentalia, announced that other 'necessary' retail premises would remain open including 'toileteries and hygiene products, press outlets, internet and telecommunications companies, opticians, orthopaedic equipment shops, hairdresser's, petrol stations and pharmacies'. But ahead of the start of Monday's

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March 27, in Orihuela Cost as well as Sunday March 29 in Torrevieja.All these are now postponed until firther notice. Plans are in place to perform it sometime after the Covid-19 crisis has subsided in Spain.

lockdown, Spain's government opted to close hairdressing salons after protests from stylists about how the very nature of their job means they cannot avoid close contact with other people. El Portal has cordoned off most of the premises and created lanes leading directly to 'primary necessity' stores, as well as tapes to keep customers and staff apart. In the event of a high customer volume, members of the public will have to take turns to enter, standing at least two metres apart whilst waiting, and will only be allowed in one at a time. Customers are strongly advised to wear masks or cover their faces adequately if they cannot obtain these, and surgical gloves.


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Charities cancel annual meetings By Edward Graham

The coronavirus pandemic has forced two Marina Alta charities to cancel annual general meetings; both scheduled for Wednesday March 25. Both Jalon Valley Help and the Masonic Home of Valencia Association were due to stage the important meetings in Alcalali and Moraira -

both are now postponed until a later date. The two groups announced the meetings would not go ahead on official government advice - and acted before the general lockdown over Covid-19. The Help meeting was scheduled to take place in the Centro de Civico in Alcalali and the Masonic Home of Valencia would have been at the Espai la Senieta in Moraira.

EQUIMUR postponed Due the current health crisis with the coronavirus, the scheduled event organised by the 'Salón Internacional de Caballos de Razas Puras-Equimur has been postponed until further notice. The equestrian event was due to take place from March 27-29 and Director of IFEPA commented that they were being prudent and following the recommendations provided by the health authorities.

The situation is affecting the fair sector on a global level and in just Spain cancellations and postponements are now continuous. So with the well-being of all their employees, participants and visitors in mind, as the virus is so contagious their responsibility is to avoid any further infections. As soon as the situation is under control and as new information comes in a new date will be announced.

The Jávea Players Given the current containment status in Spain/ Javea, the Players reluctantly decided this afternoon to cancel the show Dead Guilty - due to be performed at the end of April - until after the crisis is over. As we have a pretty full programme, this may not happen until next year.

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No lunch for AECC The fundraising lunch due to take place a the Kathmandu restaurant in Albir has been cancelled for the time being due to the current coronavirus health crisis. For the moment no new date has been decided on and until the situation is under control the event is postponed.

Marina Alta Arts Society

The Chairman, Committee members and presenter Lars Tharp wish to apologise for the necessary cancellation of the recent Marina Alta Arts Society presentation that was programmed to be held at Salones Canor in Teulada last Thursday, arch 5 The presentation was cancelled due to the health and domestic concerns that Lars had and also the concerns of the Society Committee with the recent cronavirus outbreak.

We do hope to rearrange Lars's visit later in our season and trust our next presentation ‘How to look at Art by Lynne Gibson’ on April 2 will go ahead unimpeded. Thank you for your support during this time, our membership is still open to those Art lovers out there. For more information please visit our website www.marinaaltaarts.com or contact our membership secretary TASMAmembership@gmail.com.


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Table Manners: The Cookbook By Ella Walker, PA

in a taxi, because this 'Jewish penicillin' most definitely has healing qualities," says Lennie Ware. "Reminiscent of Friday nights spent with family when I was a girl, the fragrance of the simmering soup is delicious. Chicken soup is synonymous with every Jewish household, and is one of the things that makes me most proud to be Jewish. Serve with matzo crackers and challah bread."

Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce recipe Turkey meatballs in tomato sauce are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser. These turkey meatballs, so says Jessie Ware, "are light as a feather and seem to invite a confession - like when my dear friend, the singer/songwriter Sam Smith, explained they thought Mexico was in Spain, while we fed these beauties to them." Ingredients: (Serves 4-6) 50g fresh white breadcrumbs 75ml whole milk 500g minced turkey thighs 2 garlic cloves, crushed or finely grated Finely grated zest of 1 lemon 1 egg, beaten 40g pecorino or Parmesan cheese, finely grated, plus extra to serve 2tsp finely chopped fresh oregano, or 1tsp dried oregano About 1/4 nutmeg, freshly grated 1tsp fine salt freshly ground black pepper For the tomato sauce: 2tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely diced 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 heaped tbsp tomato puree 1tsp paprika (mild or hot) 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes

Turkey meatballs in tomatosauce recipe 1 large handful of basil leaves 1/2-1tsp caster sugar (optional) Salt and pepper Method: 1. First, make the tomato sauce. Heat the oil in a large saute pan or shallow casserole over a medium heat. Add the onion and a good pinch of salt and gently fry for five to 10 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and fry for two minutes, then stir in the tomato puree and paprika and cook for another two minutes. 2. Tip in the tomatoes and chopped basil, then gently

simmer for 20 minutes. Taste to check the seasoning, adding salt, pepper and a little sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes if needed. 3. Meanwhile, make the meatballs. Place the breadcrumbs in a large mixing bowl and pour over the milk. Add the turkey, garlic, lemon zest, egg, cheese, oregano, nutmeg, salt and a good grinding of black pepper. Using your hands, gently combine, taking care not to overmix. With wet hands, gently shape the mixture into about 20 small-medium meatballs (about the size of golf balls - roughly 40g each and 5cm in diameter).

4. Gently drop the meatballs into the simmering sauce, cover with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, turning them after about 10 minutes and giving the pan a shake from time to time. 5. Remove the lid and simmer for another five minutes. Serve the meatballs with the basil leaves and a grating of pecorino or Parmesan. Chicken soup and matzo balls recipe Chicken soup and matzo balls - a Jewish family classic. "Every Jewish family thinks their mother's chicken soup is the best. In emergencies, I have been known to send my soup across London

Ingredients: (Serves 6 - makes about 2L) For the soup: 2kg chicken thighs and legs 5 large onions, skins left on, halved, cutting off the rooty bit 8 carrots, sliced about 2-3cm thick 4 celery sticks, with leaves, halved 1 leek, halved 1/2 swede 2tbsp Telma Chicken Soup Mix (available from kosher shops or online), or 2 good quality chicken stock cubes 1tsp whole black peppercorns 1tsp salt For the matzo balls: (Makes about 15) 100g medium matzo meal 1tsp baking powder Pinch of salt Pinch of white pepper 3 large eggs, beaten 1tbsp rapeseed oil 4tbsp hot chicken soup (see above) or boiling water Method: 1. Make the soup: Put the chicken and all the vegetables in a stockpot or very large pan (about four litres capacity) with enough cold water to cover everything by about 5cm (about three litres) and bring to the boil. When boiling, skim off all the frothy scum until there is none left. Add the soup mix or stock cubes, the peppercorns and salt, bring back to the boil and then reduce the heat and gently simmer for two to three hours. 2. Season the soup to taste, then leave to cool. Pour the soup through a colander into a Continues on page 16


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large bowl. Carefully retrieve the carrots from the colander and add back to the soup. Give everything else a good squeeze to release the juices. Some people put a little of the chicken into the soup, but I'm not sure it has much taste after being boiled for so long and you will make your cat/ dog very happy if you give them the bone-free chicken meat. 3. Put the clear soup and carrots into the fridge for at least two hours or overnight. When it's well chilled the fat will rise to the top and you can easily skim it off. 4. Make the matzo balls: Put all the dry ingredients in a bowl, gradually stir in the eggs and oil and then gradually add the four tablespoons of hot chicken soup, mixing until smooth. Cover the bowl and chill for 30 minutes - it will firm up slightly. 5. Line a tray with baking parchment. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. 6. Wet your fingers and take small pieces of the mixture to make soft balls, about 2cm in diameter, placing them on the lined tray until you have used up all the mixture. 7. Drop the balls into the boiling water, turn down the heat and gently simmer for about 20-25 minutes until they are soft. They should swell up slightly, rise to the surface and look like little clouds. Lift out using a

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slotted spoon. 8. To serve, bring the soup to the boil over a medium heat and add your cooked matzo balls just before serving. Lamb with pistachio herb crust recipe Lamb with pistachio herb crust has serious wow factor. This Lamb with pistachio herb crust goes particularly well with haricot beans, according to Table Manners hosts Lennie and Jessie Ware. Ingredients: (Serves 4) 2 racks of lamb, French trimmed (fat removed and bones cleaned - ask your butcher to do this) 1tbsp olive oil 3 garlic cloves, peeled 150g shelled pistachios 30g fresh flat-leaf parsley, leaves only 30g fresh mint, leaves only Grated zest of 1 lemon 75g crustless bread, a day or two old 2tbsp Dijon mustard Salt and pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6. 2. Season the lamb. Heat a heavy-based frying pan over a medium-high heat, add the olive oil and brown the lamb for two to three minutes on all sides. 3. Whizz the garlic, pistachios, herbs, lemon zest and bread in a food processor until finely chopped.

Lamb with pistachio herb crust recipe

Chicken soup and matzo balls recipe 4. Spread a tablespoon of mustard over each rack of lamb and coat in the herb mixture, pressing gently so that it sticks. 5. Roast for 15-20 minutes: 15 minutes will be very pink. Remove from the oven and leave to stand for 10 minutes before carving and serving. 6. If serving with tinned haricot beans, drain the beans and tip into a pan, adding a crushed garlic clove, a knob of butter, some chopped fresh parsley and half a chicken stock cube. Cook over a very low heat for about 20 minutes. Table Manners: The Cookbook by Jessie and Lennie Ware, photography by Ola O Smit, is published by Ebury Press. Available now.


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Breast cysts Breast cysts are fluid filled sacs that develop in breast tissue. In the majority of cases they do not cause problems and are a benign (not cancerous) condition. They can develop in one or both breasts and it is common to have more than one cyst. It’s thought that they develop naturally as the breast changes with age, due to normal changes in hormone levels. Breast cysts can feel either soft or hard, can be any size ranging from a few millimetres to several centimetres and can develop anywhere in the breast. Cysts are more common in women aged over 35yrs. They develop more often as women get closer to the menopause and usually stop once a woman has been through the menopause. However, women who are take hormone replacement therapy (HRT) after the menopause may also develop cysts.

Many women that have cysts are completely unaware of their existence. However, for some people cysts can feel uncomfortable and even painful. Before a period, cysts may become larger and feel sore and tender. Some women will discover a breast cyst themselves as a noticeable lump. All breast lumps should be immediately reported to a G.P. Even if a G.P. feels a lump is a harmless cyst he is likely to refer the patient to a breast clinic for confirmation. This is usually made by a breast ultrasound scan. Others will be found during a routine mammogram. If this is the case often the patient will be sent for an ultrasound scan immediately after the mammogram so that the patient will not be sent home worrying about an abnormal mammogram and awaiting

an appointment for an ultrasound. Most breast cysts do not require any further treatment or follow up and many just go away by themselves. If the cyst is large or causing discomfort, a doctor can take off the fluid using a fine needle and syringe. Sometimes this is done using ultrasound to help find the cyst. The fluid drawn off from the cyst can vary in colour and range from clear to very dark. It will usually only be sent to a laboratory for testing if the fluid is blood-stained. This is not a painful procedure but the patient may feel a little tender afterwards. Some breast cysts ‘come back’ and some patients develop new cysts. For others, the cysts disappear for good. The golden rule is to always see your Family Doctor without delay if you become aware of any breast changes. Article supplied by Family Medical Centre, Albir, Call 96 686 5072 or email info@albirfamilymedicalcentre.com

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Ways to instantly improve By Lauren Taylor, PA

It's all too easy to slouch and slump over desks and phones. Lauren Taylor talks to experts about why keeping an eye on our posture is important. Many of us were told as children to stand up straight but how often do you inadvertently find yourself slouching over your desk, shoulders rounded, head dipped? And we'd bet anything you've just straightened up after reading that? It's almost like we need continual reminders throughout the day to remember our posture. Generally speaking, our lives are becoming more and more sedentary - we sit at work, we sit to get to work, we sit to relax after work - which doesn't help when it comes to keeping our backs strong and healthy. Physiotherapist Tim Allardyce says if problems aren't corrected early, people can sometimes end up with 'dowager's posture' or a rounded, forward-flexed upper back.

outwards - it can be even more pronounced if you wear high heels. Orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr Ken Hansraj explains: "At the level of the spine, common sense dictates that the belly becomes more belly-shaped, [this lower curve in the spine is known as lordosis]. "With increased lordosis, the nerves have less space to exit and [are] more likely to be tweaked, causing pain, numbness and weakness. This curve in the spine also puts a strain on nerves in the lower back."

"Eventually that causes all kind of problems with mobility, loss of balance, problems walking, and mechanical issues with the ribs," says Allardyce. He adds that there is some degree of inevitability here (we often naturally become more rounded as we age), but "it can be minimised" and tackling things

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your posture muscles, in the same way that it's harder to lift a kettle with an outstretched arm than closer to your body. The more forward head posture, the more tension is placed on the neck muscles."

3. Roll your shoulders back and down This is a classic, but slouching shoulders are very common and not good for the shoulders, neck or upper back, Allardyce notes. "The big problem with slouching is that we may develop an excessive kyphosis - that's the normal forward curvature in our upper back. If we slouch a lot, this kyphosis can become exaggerated," he says. It means we can end up leaning forward more, which places pressure on discs and muscles and can lead to back ache, he explains. 4. Use your core more It seems we really underestimate how important core strength is when it comes to posture - and we're not just talking about a six-pack or abs here, rather all the internal core muscles and stabilisers. "I believe the inner core muscle, called the psoas muscle, is a great indicator of spinal health and has great implications for ageing gracefully, "Hansraj says, adding that posture is an "important mitigation tool" to balance spinal forces most efficiently.

In other words, helping balance the load on the spine. Think of your core muscles as your body's anchor - they're all helping support and take pressure off your spine. Allardyce says: "Yoga is fantastic for strengthening the core, pelvic floor, and encouraging correct breathing. It is good for posture, and strengthening the scapula (shoulder blade) muscles." Pilates-based exercises can be very beneficial too.

5. Watch your 'text neck' Modern life has created a very modern problem - text neck. It seems we're looking down at our phones far too much and it's contributing to poor posture and neck pain. "The more phone and laptop use we do, the more we get into the habit of looking down," says Allardyce. "To improve your posture, lift your chin, look along the horizon line." Try holding your phone higher too (or stop looking

at it so much!), as our necks aren't designed to support our heads for long in a forward-tilt position. Hansraj headed up a study looking at this, which found that the weight through the spine "dramatically increases when flexing the head forward at varying degrees". An adult head weighs approximately 4.5-5.4kg - but the research found that when the head is tilted forward by 30 degrees, the forces felt by the neck surge to the equivalent of 18kg, or 27kg at 60 degrees. So this kind of posture equals a lot of extra strain on our spines. 6. Sit less and sit better Hansraj says sitting for prolonged periods can strain your back - but it's the positioning that can make it even worse. So your posture in a chair is just as important as when standing. Having both feet flat on the floor is vital, and he advises making sure your back is aligned against the back of the seat, keeping your shoulders straight and avoiding rounding forward. A lumber support pillow or just a rolled-up jumper behind your lower back will encourage you to stay in a good position too.

blades in a V-shape, down and in. Lift your arms behind you. "You can make the exercise harder by turning the hands outwards or upwards, so the palms face away from your thighs. You can also lift your head slightly," he adds. Always seek advice from a doctor or physiotherapist before beginning any new exercise regime, especially if you have a history of pain or injuries.

7. Try 'the dart' This is a Pilates exercise known for helping to promote good posture. Allardyce says: "Lie on your front. Squeeze your shoulder

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How to have a stylish and comfortable pregnancy By Prudence Wade, PA

With your body rapidly changing, it's all about smart buys that'll go the distance. Prudence Wade talks to stylist Joy Gregory. If ever there's a time to put comfort front and centre when it comes to what to wear, it's during pregnancy - but that doesn't mean you can't still enjoy fashion and have fun with your pregnancy style. However, having to navigate the tricky issue of what to wear with a constantly changing body can also be a bit of a challenge. "Pregnancy can be such a beautiful, happy and exciting time for most women, but it can also leave some mums-to-be feeling out of sorts with their style due to dressing a whole new body shape," says stylist Joy Gregory, founder of The Style Guide. As your belly grows, you have enough on your plate - you don't want to be worrying about what to pull out of the wardrobe in the morning, or spending unnecessary amounts of money on new clothes you won't fit into in a month or so. That's why it's worth focusing on the staples, which will get you through pregnancy while still fitting with your sense of style. Here are Gregory's top tips for pregnancy dressing... Make wrap tops and peplum fits your friend Losing your waist is one of the most obvious changes that comes with pregnancy. This particularly comes as a shock to "women who are used to being slim, staying in shape and dressing to

show off their midriff", says Gregory. Your bump means you might not be able to wear the belted styles you're used to, but think of it as an opportunity to explore new cuts. "Try an empire waistband, where the seam sits just under your bust," Gregory recommends. "Peplum and wrap tops work a treat to accommodate a bump." ■ Blume Maternity Exclusive Wrap Top with Peplum Detail in Navy, ASOS DESIGN Maternity Ridley High Waisted Skinny Jeans in Optic White with Under the Bump Waistband ■ New Look Maternity Black Ditsy Floral Peplum Top ■ Dorothy Perkins Maternity Gold Foil Tie Top

Invest in the basics With so much to buy for when the baby arrives, many expectant mothers are loathe to purchase new clothes for themselves - particularly as "you are growing out of things at a rate of knots", says Gregory. "You can't keep up with buying clothes to fit your bump." This means you need to be smart with your purchases - so they'll go the maximum distance. New clothes will be necessary at some point - after all, there will come a point where very little in your wardrobe fits you - but the stylist says: "Plan to replace only the basics." For Gregory, this means buying "one or two decent, more expensive pairs of jeans or trousers at the three-month mark to last you throughout your pregnancy, and then between five to seven simple vests, tops or T-shirts from a slightly more budget brand". She also recommends nailing one key dress - "like a navy wrap dress or stretchy elasticated shirt dress, and style it in multiple ways to get that cost-per-wear down and avoid that 'wasted money' feeling".

Of course, you can always do some swap-and-borrow among friends who've recently been pregnant too, to keep costs down and avoid waste. ■ H&M MAMA Lyocell shirt dress ■ New Look Maternity Blue 'Lift & Shape' Jeggings ■ Blue Ripped Molly Overbump Maternity Jeggings, Blue Oversized Denim Jacket, White Pleated Short Sleeve T-shirt, (shoes out of stock), River Island ■ Topshop Maternity Mid Stone Over The Bump Straight Jeans

Learn to adapt One of the hard truths about pregnancy fashion? "Your normal styles don't feel comfortable any more," says Gregory. This often particularly becomes the case during the mid and final months, when "you may find things like your usual skinny jeans, shirts or tailored workwear start to feel restrictive", Gregory adds. Don't despair too much though this is when "it's time to adapt". This means embracing aspects of pregnancy styling that are purely there to make you feel more comfortable even if you wouldn't normally wear them. Gregory recommends "the elasticated waistband, over-the-bump maternity jeans, or bump-flattering wrap dresses" as great options. After all, the more comfortable you are, the better you'll feel overall. ■ Dorothy Perkins Maternity Grey Check Print Treggings ■ Dorothy Perkins Maternity Charcoal Brushed Wrap Dress ■ H&M MAMA Wrap Dress in Black You should still dress and feel like you Even if you lean fully into maternity dressing, this doesn't mean you have to lose yourself and your personal style entirely. "Find those comfort pieces that feel great on, reflect your usual style personality and still feel like you. It's so important not to lose your identity," Gregory says. Although you might have to put some of your favourite items of clothing into storage for a while, she adds: "You don't have to feel frumpy. Vamp up your outfits with accessories, handbags, jewellery and prints. Add some of your favourite colours to your wardrobe

or invest in some new trainers or loafers to keep you looking stylish and chic during your pregnancy." Accessories and shoes will last forever - long beyond the bump - and are a great way of still feeling like yourself. Don't forget you might still be able to wear some clothes you already own - Gregory recommends putting maternity-friendly T-shirts underneath a longline cardigan, jacket or blazer, saying: "You don't grow out of a longline cardigan!" If you do want to spend money on clothes, "buy investment pieces", she suggests, like coats, accessories, handbags and jewellery - things which will last long after the baby is born. ■ ASOS DESIGN Maternity Ultimate Organic Cotton Crew Neck T-shirt in White, ASOS DESIGN Maternity Tall Ridley High Waisted Skinny Jeans in Clean Black with Under the Bump Waistband, ■ Tu Cream Longline Button Cardigan


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Across the Pond: The virus By Gordon Grindstaff Good morning, afternoon or evening depending on when you have decided to pick up the newspaper and read today’s offerings, include the drivel in this space. I have already decoded that I will not talk about the virus; our lives are already filled with allthings Covid-19 and I see no reason to contribute to the chaos. I tried to think of something light-hearted to talk about but as Susie and I sit here in our little office, confined to our home by choice and common sense, baffled by folks hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer, nothing light-hearted comes to mind.

So, instead, I am going to tell you about another pandemic that shook my world back in the early 1950’s. I first wrote about this seven or eight years s ago when Susie and I took our pre-teen granddaughter, home on Spring break, to the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, the home of the Indiana Historical Society. I wanted her to get some sense of the importance of

history so we were there to see an exhibit on the great flood of 1913 which devastated a good part of the Midwestern states, including Indiana and Indianapolis. The display was a part of their ‘You are there’ series in which visitors, along with actors telling the story, become participants in the narrative. The exhibition portrayed a relief centre where folks who had lost their homes or other possessions to the flood could sign up for food and other basic necessities. The idea was to give folks a taste of the experiences involved in that disaster and the presentation did just that. Continuing our tour of the ‘You are there’ portrayals, we went across the hall to another demonstration of another tragedy, one in which I didn’t need any outside reminders of its effects; it was the polio epidemic and the subsequent development of the vaccine that finally ended it. The exhibit was celebrating the 58th anniversary of the release of Jonas Salk’s vaccine on April 12 of 1955 and was built around the effort that the Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical Company performed in producing several million doses of the vaccine in time for the release. While Susie and our granddaughter talked to the actors who remained in character for the entire time we were there, I wandered over to a small display that caused the hair on the back of my neck to stand up, a small cardboard container that was the symbol of the

March of Dimes in the 1950’s. It was just one of the millions of small collection boxes that had been distributed across the country; they were shaped like a miniature iron lung (pictured below), a device that, more than any other, represented the terror in my soul when confronted with the frightening prospect of coming down with the disease.

The most famous victim of the disease, President Franklin D Roosevelt, had the original idea to establish a foundation that would collect pocket change from the citizens of our country to provide the means for research into this terrible disease. He called this organisation ‘The National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis’ because most of the victims were very young. The name was later changed to ‘The March of Dimes’ by Eddie Cantor, the comedian who was heading up the fundraising effort. (That last couple of sentences comes from my research efforts, In truth, I had completely forgotten that ‘Infantile’ part and I also had no idea that Eddie Cantor was

anything other than an entertainer.) When I saw that container, the memories came flooding back into my head; the Ritz theatre and the newsreels of the bloody battles on the Korean Peninsula pieced together with images of a little girl dragging a twisted, useless limb, making her way across the screen on crutches or that of a little boy, the only visible part of him being his head protruding from a giant machine that was hissing away like a scared snake, providing him with life giving air. I came home from the History Center and began to read what we now know about polio. The more I read on this malady, the more I was amazed at just how ignorant we were about the causes of it. After all, this occurred in the middle of the 20th century, less than 20 years before we put a man on the moon, and my mother was combatting the threat of this plague with prayers, burnt palm fronds, Vicks salve and a bottle of Mercurochrome. She felt that any scratch or cut (and being shoeless most of the summer, I had plenty of those to go around) could be the avenue that the virus would use to wreak havoc on my body. Unlike today, where we at least know what the cause is, my mother, like many of her peers, had a suspicion that the disease was contagious but other than that, I don’t remember that we had any idea what the causes were except

that it seemed to have something to do with the hot weather of summertime. That explained the closing of public swimming pools at any hint of an outbreak. But, it wasn’t just swimming pools or scratches, everything was suspect. Susie’s mom and dad forbade her and her sisters from playing in the runoff of rainwater that filled the gutters lining their street. A friend of mine, a lady named Waynette, recalls her father making all of his children take afternoon naps during the summer to combat the disease. In the city, where the outbreaks were more prevalent, doses of cod liver oil were thought to protect folks such as my Pittsburgh friend, Stan. I had my own idea about avoiding the problem, as well. Early one summer, a young acquaintance had taken a bad fall at the skating rink and later was stricken with Polio. I felt sure that his fall was somehow the cause so I steered clear of the rink on particularly warm and humid evenings which was, of course, most of them. Whoops. I’m out of space but I’m not finished. God willing, we’ll continue next week.


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Why Zurich satisfies expensive tastes

By Claire Spreadbury, PA Chocs, cheese and epicmountain views Perfection comes at a cost, as Claire Spreadbury discovers on a trip to Switzerland's scenic financial capital. I've been in Zurich for less than an hour and am talking about Tina Turner for the third time. I have so far met three different people, and each and every one of them has told me that the 80-year-singer has a house here, and also apparently goes shopping without bodyguards - because it's so safe. Clearly she's a big deal in these parts, but chatting about Tina isn't the only thing to surprise me on a weekend break in Switzerland's largest city. Sandwiched between Germany, France, Italy and Austria, Switzerland isn't a place I've really thought of coming to before. I thought it was only for skiers and hugely expensive - which it is - but there's a captivating charm here that's worth exploring. Known for being the financial capital, Zurich has a great transport system and is impeccably clean. The city centre's main shopping street, Bahnhofstrasse, links the train station to beautiful Lake Zurich, where everyone

swims in the summer. The closer you are to the lake, the more expensive the shops, and minutes after climbing off the public boat (a Zurich Card costs 53 CHF â‚Ź45) for 72 hours, and includes all transport on trams, buses, trains, boats and cable cars, as well as admission into 43 museums), I suck in the sights of Dolce & Gabbana, Chloe and Tiffany. But, as you continue into the city, there are designer labels around every twist and turn of the cobbles. Apparently it's like Oxford Street come the weekend, but on a fresh and wintry Friday, I almost have the shops to myself. It feels quiet and safe as I explore the views from Lindenhof, a treecovered park in the city, looking out over the River Limmat. Green spires, church domes and colourful facades flank the double-towered Grossmunster church, the technical school where Einstein studied, and the university. Quaint shuttered buildings housing extortionate flats lead us back down to the squares in Zurich's centre. My favourite is Munsterhof, which gets all lit up for a festive market come Christmas, and the beautiful Fraumunster church - with its Chagall and Giacometti stained-glass windows - overlooks a funky double fountain, the smallest of which can be adapted to spurt out free-flowing wine for incredibly important people and parties. The water here is so clean, you can drink from the lake (though you probably shouldn't) and there are over 1,000 drinking fountains right across the city, so there's never a need to buy plastic bottles. Food and drink It's easy to forget how delicious Swiss chocolate is, but Switzerland is, of course, home to Lindt - a mustbuy while you're here. And the Luxemburgerli mini macarons at Spruengli are simply sublime. Bitesized and beautiful they're the perfect mouthful. Art lovers can happily amble

around the 100-odd galleries here, and you can even take a seat in Zurich's first coffee shop in the edgier old town, where you can legally buy cannabis. It's here, in Swiss Chuchi, where I taste my first Swiss fondue. Traditional wooden cuckoo clocks coo on the hour, while I'm warned I will both stink and need a lie down once I've finished my food. We should apparently be drinking white wine with it (not red), but the beer is so good here, and I'm heeding my warning about needing a lie down afterwards - wine might just finish me off. For vegetable lovers, a reservation at Haus Hiltl restaurant is a must. Founded in 1898 and managed by the Hiltl family since 1904, it's the oldest vegetarian restaurant in the world. Come on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night, and once dinner service is over, the tables are moved aside to make way for a dance floor. Out and about Switzerland breeds outdoorsy types, so around 8km from Zurich city centre, you can head off on a big old hike. We hop on a cable car from Adliswil Luftseilbahnstation (free with the Zurich Card) and slowly make our way up the mountainside. It only takes about five minutes to Felsenegg and from there, you can walk the trail path to Uetliberg. There are uphills and downhills, but the track is easy to follow, so everyone from families with tiny children, to solo Nordic walkers, couples, friends, and crazy runners are out and about. It takes around an hour and a half, and at the end you can climb the steep steps with a sense of achievement and the most amazing view. Where to stay After a day of exploring, the Alex hotel - which opened last summer -

makes for a beautifully boutique bolthole. With just 44 rooms, set right on Lake Zurich, its 20 minutes from the city centre and an hour from the ski slopes. The small-but-perfectly-formed spa houses a sauna and steam room, a tiny infinity pool and one treatment room, where therapist Elfie works her magic using local and natural Swiss Line products. The wooden staircase carries you to seven floors of rooms and suites, each with its own mini kitchen, and there are laundry facilities here too, all free to use. On the lower level, over 100 individual pottery flowers are set into the walls, crafting a unique work of art, and nautical nods and themes can be found around the hotel. The Boat House restaurant is the star of the show, and keen to be a part of the community: it's open to everyone - not just residents. Floor to ceiling windows invite a view overlooking the lake as diners gaze up at snow-capped mountains. Start your meal with an aperitif from head barman Luis (his take on the Aperol Spritz, using Crement rather than Prosecco, is divine - but you'll have to ask for it - it's not on the menu). Breakfast is a relaxed affair, served in the same place. As I spoon off a slab of honeycomb, fresh from the hive, I look out of the enormous windows - the Swiss Alps rising above us one end and Zurich sitting proud at the other. Opposite, mind-bogglingly expensive houses sit like music lovers at a concert, jostling for a view of the lake. "That's the Gold Coast," my waitress tells me. "Tina Turner lives there." How to plan your trip For more information on Switzerland, visit MySwitzerland.com or call the international freephone on 00800 100 200 30.


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Animal Rescue School (C4, 3.55pm) Saturday, 21/3/2020 New series. Documentary following trainee RSPCA inspectors over the course of a year. The course begins with a timed swimming test and a working-at-height assessment with the fire service. They then get a taste of some of the challenges they will face when they shadow qualified inspectors working real cases, experiencing everything from rescuing wildlife and saving malnourished animals to seeking justice for abused pets. One member of the group must confront traumatic memories of a childhood riding accident to save a field full of horses that are all close to death.

The Good Karma Hospital (ITV, 8pm)

MasterChef (BBC1, 9pm)

Sunday, 22/3/2020 A medical train rolls into town, providing miracle surgeries and carrying a surprise for Gabriel - a glamorous older surgeon from his past. While he is reminiscing with his old colleague, a vicious attack on one of the team shocks the medics and leaves Lydia reeling, and an elderly British man arrives in India on a romantic mission. Can the doctors help him in his quest? Medical drama set in southern India, starring Amanda Redman, James Krishna Floyd, Neil Morrissey and Amrita Acharia, with a guest appearance by Kenneth Cranham.

Monday, 23/3/2020 John Torode and Gregg Wallace preside as six more hopefuls compete in the fifth and final week of heats. They are challenged to serve up their signature dish, with the judges' favourite two winning a coveted MasterChef apron and a place in the next round. The others must come up with a dish using lemon sole, peppers and Swiss chard, after which two cooks are sent home, leaving the remaining four to cook two courses for 2018 contestant Anthony O'Shaughnessy and formerr champions Steven Wallis and Shelina Permalloo.

Your stars for next week

Aries

21 Mar - 20 Apr

Taurus

21 Apr - 21 May

Gemini

22 May - 21 Jun

Cancer

22 June - 23 Jul

A good week for talking to those in authority. Don't be put off by lots of paperwork on a project. Take your time and just plough through. Being blessed with good energy helps you show your enthusiasm. If you should be offered more responsibility, it will take some time to decide if you want it. In the meantime, enjoy a sociable weekend when an old friend could appear.

Someone seems very keen to help you fulfil your ambitions. Even so, there are days this week when you would rather ignore the decisions that are needed. This is important, so don't rush into anything headlong. Midweek, something that you find out about a friend leaves you feeling a chill of disappointment. Are you right to question your instincts? Go to the source.

Getting together with others, be it socially or for business, should go swimmingly. A recent misunderstanding can easily be put behind you. Someone is as keen to sort it out, as you are! Working together brings less tension and can even eliminate stress. Kinder words are spoken and bring a balance back to the work-home relationship. Show your interest in what a loved one is doing.

Has one relationship in your life been a bit one-sided? Maybe taking someone close for granted has caused bad feelings? Well, you will never know if you don't ask! Nobody is seeking attention for fun here. They genuinely need your advice and a caring attitude. Too wound up in work? That is not a recipe for success. Are you leaving your cake out in the rain?

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Virgo

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Scorpio

24 July - 23 Aug

24 Aug - 23 Sep

24 Sept - 23 Oct

24 Oct - 22 Nov

A certain kind of mild standoffish-ness seems to be going on around you. Do you think you know why? You could be wrong. If you are going to wait until someone makes the first move on an important matter, you could be in for a long wait! Still, have a bit more patience and someone from outside could come and save the moment for you. Never be tempted to move in haste.

When offered an opportunity this week, make sure it is worthwhile financially. Take advice about it if necessary. On a more personal note, someone's attitude toward you may make you sense that you have done something wrong. Before you get into that, however, find out what they expect from you in the longer term. Are they trying to change you?

Taking a practical and slowburning attitude works for both love and work. Someone who you admire turns out not to have all the qualities that you had hoped. The question is, are you willing to accept someone who is not perfect? It could be some time before someone who is comes along. At times your high standards can leave you feeling alone. Is that better?

A slowdown in plans comes at a time of a slowdown in energy levels. Have you been exhausting yourself? This is good, in as much as it gives you time to make any changes to plans. It also gives the chance to get to know someone better. They may feel like a natural soulmate now but give it time. You may know when things are right. It is unlikely to be so right now.

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Capricorn

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Pisces

23 Nov - 21 Dec

Be patient when things slow down around you. Make the most of any extra spare time to get together with others. This could be more to help you with a decision than to just be sociable. Those who have not seen you for some time can be helpful for advice. However, make sure that you give them all the facts, good and bad. Don't dress anything up but yourself!

22 Dec - 20 Jan

Consider starting something from the beginning if it does not seem to be working. This can be especially true of any social or health issues. Second opinions seem to be the order of the week! Some disappointing news midweek should not be allowed to get you down. Take a lighter touch to the weekend. Having some fun can clear your head. You will think better after it.

21 Jan - 19 Feb

Although you are fond of others, you don't want to be with them all the time. The fact is that you are a bright individual who finds many people boring. You cannot help that and it does not value them any the less. However, try to be tactful when dealing with old friends. A gathering at the weekend can put a stop to any misunderstandings from the past.

20 Feb - 20 Mar

Life is as confusing for you as it is for others. Sometimes, especially this week, you can't pinpoint what you want. Clearly there are those who value and cherish you. Can you be guided by them though? Well, certainly not if you take a stubborn attitude! Try using your imagination and instincts when dealing with others. They cannot always help it if they do not see things as you do.


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26 Stick out bent bugle (5) 27 Sir Engelbert Humperdinck reveals a warning (5) 28 He ate rack of lamb, including a stove (6) Down 1 Newest Los Angeles end product is Spanish tenor (6) 2 Catherine Howard's and Ginger Rogers' identification numbers started the embarrassment (7) 3 Little Nathan is in stage decline (8) 4 Behind Defense Attorney's disclosure (4) 5 Near a demolished stadium (5) 6 Flog the endless rash (6) 7 This character part involves swapping a camel's learner driver for a duck (5) 13 Imperfect start to Football Associations' little league I began last Easter (8) 16 Spoilt clarets are red (7) 17 Forged guineas without a mastermind (6) 19 Andres Segovia reveals his clothes (5) 20 Remote transformation into a shooting star (6) 22 Some of the Aire lurchers come back for the Complete the puzzle using the Cryptic or Regular leader (5) 24 Caribbean language contains a seed (4) clues - the answers are the same. Cryptic clues Regular clues Across Across Down 1 Insect (6) 1 The ingredients of Jello custard includes a bug (6) 1 Newest (6) 4 Incline (5) 4 You will find a point of view in everybody's lantern (5) 2 Disappointment (7) 8 Diadem (5) 3 Idle (8) 8 Aimlessly mixing Tia Maria for a crowned head (5) 9 Part-time (7) 4 Chair (4) 9 Unpaid morning at European Union's railway (7) 10 Odd (7) 5 Sports ground (5) 10 Eccentric discovered in Atlantic Coast range of moun- 11 Banishes (4) 6 Beat (6) tains (7) 12 Fool (3) 7 Vignette (5) 11 Prohibits saloons (4) 14 Mosquito (4) 13 Imperfect (8) 12 Go after sheltered fool (3) 15 As well (4) 16 Crimson (7) 18 Finish (3) 14 Tang comes back for insect (4) 17 Intelligence. (6) 21 Peer (4) 15 Organised Laos too (4) 19 Garb (5) 23 Let go (7) 18 Finish off Arthurian legend (3) 20 Extraterrestrial bo25 Poor health (7) 21 Real mixed up peer (4) dy (6) 26 Protuberance (5) 23 See Earl gets a face lift free (7) 22 Head of state (5) 27 Alarm bell (5) 25 Silliness is without a malady (7) 24 Edible seed (4) 28 Stove (6)

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Improve your vocabulary with our Spanish/English crossword. The clues are in Spanish and the answers are in English.

Across 1 Cantantes (7) 5 Fechas (5) 8 Más nuevo (5) 9 Resultados (7) 10 Ejercicios (9) 12 Pastel (3) 13 Pimienta (6) 14 Cucharas (6) 17 Olla (3) 18 Hombros (9) 20 Inicial (7) 21 Corona (5) 23 Semillas (5) 24 Sistemas (7)

Down 1 Desde entonces (5) 2 Ahora (3) 3 Dolor de oídos (7) 4 Estrés (6) 5 Escritorios (5) 6 Teléfono (9) 7 Hermanas (7) 11 Caro (9) 13 Cachorros (7) 15 Palacios (7) 16 Mundos (6) 18 Barcos (5) 19 Canciones (5) 22 Un (3)hbh


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P.E.P.A.

JACK is a friendly Podenco mix. He is currently in a foster home, likes both cats and dogs – an all round friendly chap. He weighs 9kgs and is 5yrs old. He is on the lookout for a loving home Please telephone 650 304 746 or email p.e.p.a.animalcharity@gmail.com

AKIRA TRISTAN is a lovely boy who is great with children and is currently sharing a kennel with two other dogs with no problems. He is 4 years old and is vaccinated, chipped and has a passport so can travel outside of Spain, if required. He can also be fostered; Akira pays all expenses for their dogs on foster. If you would like more information then please call (34) 657 689 567 or email akirashelter@aol.com. If you would like to visit Tristan and take him for a walk, then don't hesitate to come up to the shelter to see him, he would be very pleased to meet you. We are open every

APAD day between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Update: due to current state of emergency in Spain, the shelter is closed to the public for the next two weeks but our staff are on duty as usual and can answer any enquiries.

CHIMO is a very nice and elegant Labrador mix that will enchant you with his beautiful amber eyes. With people Chimo is very nice, calm and friendly, but towards other dogs he could behave quite rebellious. Chimo would love to find an active family that gets involved with him intensively and that stimulates him both physically and mentally and maybe even would go to a dog school with him. email Contact: 966 427 678, info@apad-apad.org or see www.apadapad.org

Benidorm Animal Shelter – SPAP

APASA K9 SNOWY the newbie she is around 4/5 owner signed him over to K9. Vet check next week. Lovely little dog, loves cuddles, great companion. Please call 600 845 420 or email: k9clubinfo@gmail.com

Denia Cat Protection League

ULONG, Male, Shelter since 28.03.2012 Pointer Mix, DOB 15.01.2011 – 53 cm Ulong was found next to a supermarket, looking for food. He was full of ticks and fleas and we assumed that he had run away from a hunter. But this could not be

true as we found out he is completely housetrained and walks very well on the lead. He does not feel at home at the dog pound, in spite of the fact that he is very social and loving. High time for a new home! Please call APASA on 966 463 976.

This is Tyron. A lovely just over 3 years old Staffie/bull cross. Very friendly with people and female dogs. He loves walks and cuddles. He has been at the shelter for a year. Please call Maria Teresa on 677 373 396 or 96 585 62 68 or see the website at www.spapbenidorm.com.

APAH

Aldea Felina - http://www.aldeafelina.es Many loving, playful and cuddly cats are at the shelter. Like the cute little SUSI here. Most have gone through their health checks and are ready for adoption. They urgently need a real home and are looking forward to your visit. For adopting Susi or any of our other cats, the shelter is open every Sunday 10am – 12pm or please call Luisa for an appointment 648 100 629.

Pets in Spain AMBER is around 8 months old and was found as a kitten under a shed. She is sterilised and is good with other

cats and dogs. Call: 645 469 253, see www.petsinspain.com or email them at info@pets inspain.com

The beautiful mum of these lovely kittens has been very lucky to find a loving home. Two of her five girls have been adopted, but three of them are still looking for their first home. Now 9 months old, neutered and fully vaccinated, they are ready to leave. To arrange to visit them and all the other cats and kittens in APAH's care, please call 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.


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30 Trading Post Animal world ACCOMPANY YOUR PET(S) whilst they are driven in comfort to any destination in Europe by an experienced animal carer/driver. Contact Denise. info@petchauffeur .eu or Tel 952 197 187 696 233 848 www.petchauffeur.eu IF THERE IS anyone looking for a puppy or a dog that is in desperate need of a new home please contact the facebook site " costa blanca dog homing" We are always in desperate need of foster homes, short and long term, and if anyone can offer this please call 965 698 052 THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to info@cbnews.es P.E.P.A. (THE HELPING Hands Charity for Animals) Needs Help! By fostering an abandoned dog or spending a few hours each week on our telephone helpline You could help save the lives of many animals. Please telephone: 650 304 746 or 96 283 3325 For more information and to view our animals please browse our website: www.pepaspain.com PLEASE ADOPT A kitten Pluto protectora animales takes care of orphaned and abandoned kittens. After spending a few weeks or months with foster parents, we try placing them in permanent homes. You can choose from many different colours and markings. All are dewormed; also vaccinated for rabies and micro-chipped if older than 3 months. Please call Angelika: 693 704 255 (mobile) or find out more on our website: pluto -protectora-animales-en.org COSTA BLANCA DOG transport. The comfort of your pet is our priority. Excellent rates and Defra run. www.costablancadoghom ing.com Tel 675 485 613 TRANS-PET PROFESSIONAL door 2 door pet transport. Fully equipped vehicle. Open plan with 2 carers. DEFRA & WIT authorised & plated. Kennels & Cattery. www.trans-pet.co.uk ES 600 552 030 or UK 07801 272 162 CHANCE FOR ANIMALS: protection needs your help for general maintenance, walking our dogs. As we have to leave the house, we are desp. looking for people, who adopt our rescued dogs! Food welcome!! German braco, and lots more! 15 small puppies for adoption! Crevillente 610 687 421 or visit us on: www.facebook.com/Su Cuatropatas SPAMA GANDIA SHELTER Dog and cat rescue registered charity, La Safor area. 500 animals awaiting rehoming. Visit our website www.spa ma.org and view our new blog atwww.spama-safor.blog.com.es PLEASE HELP US TO HELP THEM!

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PET TRAVEL UK Family pet transporters Spain/UK. Travel with your pets for free. Email: info@pet traveluk.co.uk website: www.pet traveluk.co.uk Removals also arranged in other vehicles. Tel UK 01209 630604 or Spain 960 130 537

Fashion & accessories BEST PRICES GIVEN for your Watch - Jewellery - Gold Rolex for sale or we buy or pawn - certified valuers any area - we collect and deliver to your home or visit us Calle los Arcos 17, Ciudad Quesada, 03170 www.spanishpawn brokers.com - info@spanishpawn brokers.com Call Paul Mentessi 602 506 390

Carers BUNTY was left with her 5 siblings in a vegetable crate outside the kennels. She is a 6 weeks old, med/large crossbreed and will stay at the kennels until she has had the relevant vaccinations but can be reserved. SAT Kennels 966 710 047- info@satanimalrescue.com

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Beauty & Wellness SANCT BERNHARD Albir. Offers inc. Spiruline 1350 for essential nutrients. 1350 tablets, 5 month supply, €29.95 966 864 171 SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Cod Liver Oil for a healthy bone structure. 200 caps €10.90 or buy 3+ for €9.95 each. 965 780 425 NEW BAYONA NAILS, Benissa in front of Church. Patricia 10 years experience. Offering many beauty services. Parking available. Phone for an appointment and a chat. Tel 673 434 545 SANCT BERNHARD Denia. Offers inc. CoEnzym Q10 for a strong heart. 60 caps €18 or buy 3+ for €16.80 each. 965 780 425

Health SANCT BERNHARD Moraira. Offers inc. Green-Lipped Mussel for healthy joints. 150 caps €12.50 or buy 3+ for €11 each 966 491 573 CHIROPODIST/PODIATRIST, Philip Mann, clinics in Moraira, Javea, Calpe and Albir. Tel. 686 912 307 SANCT BERNHARD Benidorm. Offers inc. Pumpkin Seed Oil for a healthy prostrate and bladder.130 caps €7.95 or 400 caps €19.95. 965 858 663 HOME CARERS / Auxiliary nurses for the sick and elderly. Serving Torrevieja & Orihuela Costa 697 834 934 - 865 881 984

Caravans, Mobile homes, Motorhomes

Cars AUTOMATICS OR MANUALS in good condition wanted. 96 649 3383 - 661 034 297 Moraira gslhdautos@gmail.com

SEARCHING FOR RECORDS. All types of music wanted. We pay the best prices. Tel: 622 750 117 BUY HIGH QUALITY handbags, also designer bags, fur jackets and coats, oriental and persian carpets, jewellery and watches, all sorts silver 90/100/800, silver plated cuttlery, tin, amber, coral, coins, medals, porcelain, inheritance discounts and households, Military items until 1945, photos, medals etc., fair price in cash. phone 651 187 549.

GOLD WANTED Englis h Jeweller w is hes t o buy broken or unwa nt ed gold jewellery, wa t ches & coins . IMMEDIATE CASH PAYMENT

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FLEETWOOD ICON 24D American Class C Camper 2008 Low mileage Spanish plates. Slide out generator, etc €29000.00 Tel: 639 272 362 kb01uk@gmail.com

We buySpanish, English all Euro Cars R.H.D, L.H.D. 4X4s, MPVs,and Diesels &Vans, Motor homes, classics, motorcycle cash paid Scrap cars collected. No more unwas,nted bills or nes. All p/worktaken out of yourSuma housesandcarsrus@gmail.com name

SWIFT CELEBRATION 584 Dorema awning , mover, 2 sets unused carpets plus extras In excellent condition 14/15 model Has been “Spanishised” itv and number plates Ready to go Price £17500 For pictures please contact Barbara on Sadlerja vea@gmail.com Or ring 865667148

THE EASIEST WAY to get your classifieds in The Post is to e-mail the text to: info@cbnews.es

Nautical & accessories INTERNATIONAL SKIPPER licence, radio and radar courses, starting shortly +34 626 245 098

BUY VINYL RECORDS, record player, CD’s and Radios. 651 187 549. WE BUY LUXURY WATCHES For Cash! Rolex, Cartier, Omega, A/P, Hublot etc. Instant Cash Payment! Tel: 658 670 777. Or email: john@ukspecialistwatches.co.uk

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WE BUY CARS, Classic Cars, Oldtimer, runners or nonrunners. Tel. 655 891 570

SUV OR CONVERTIBLE wanted, condition and year do not matter, 688 335 497.

Alarms ALARM - CCTV Instal., Maintenance, Repairs ✆ 600 993 667

Friendship Items for sale SWIMMING POOL cover, rolling system, hardly used 4x6 m. Market price 1,100€ now 395€ +49 170 353 5990

MATURE SINGLE ENGLISH lady new to Spain. Looking for friendship with men and women. Age not important. Contact for further details firstly by text only.00347481187206

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Architects & constructiones BUILDING / REMODELING, Underbuilds. Work guaranteed. We beat most quotes Andy 697 834 934 Email: namjones@hotmail.com 100% CONSTRUCTIONS, new builds and reforms. 16 years operating on the costa blanca. www.100percentplumbing.com 965 835 939.

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Painters HILLIER’S PAINTERS & Decorators. Covering the Costa Blanca & inland, 35yrs established. www.hillierpaintersanddecorators. com Tel: 644 355 137 Facebook HillierPaintersCostaBlanca

General PASSPORT – NIE/ RESIDENCIA -Authorities / Spanish health care /General Services Consulting without CCR lexssp@outlook.com or call 649 222 679 SANCT BERNHARD Costa Blanca. Offers inc. Omega 3-6-9 for a cholesterol and joint-conscious diet. 180 caps €9.60 or buy 3+ for €9.00 each. 965 780 425

Computers COMPUTER REPAIRS – LAPTOPS/PC's Qualified Technician 648065224 No Call Out Charge No Fix No Fee andy@wizard-com puters.biz COMPURED COMPUTERS your reliable IT professional in Orihuela Costa. Sale and repair of computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones and much more. We also offer mobile internet, printers & supplies, websites, domains & web hosting - you name it, we have it! Conveniently located on the N-332 between Cabo Roig and La Zenia roundabouts. v 966 761 647 for more information or house calls, or visit: www.spaincomputers.com THE EASIEST WAY to book your classifieds in The Post is to email the text to info@cbnews.es

SANCT BERNHARD Calpe. Offers inc. FORMOFIT for natural weight control. 210 caps (1 month supply) €35 or buy 3+ for €32 each. 965 836 807 TRANSLATOR AND ASSISTANCE with paperwork. Visits to tax office, Suma, hospital, police etc. Native English/Spanish. 20€ first hour 15€ every hour thereafter. Tel 677 543 815 or 629 455 435 SANCT BERNHARD Torrevieja. Offers inc. VITAFIT Ginkgo-Magnesium. 400 tablets €20.50 or buy 3+ for €18.50 each. 966 706 765 CORONA AWNINGS, BLINDS and carpets has been providing shade on the Costa Blanca for over 20 years. We install all types of blinds and interior blinds. Visit our showroom or call Nick for a no obligation quote. We are on the N332 Alfaz near McDonalds. Phone on 966 865 753 or 658 990 719

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BENIDORM, NEAR BULL RING, 1 bedroomed apartment, 2nd floor, lift, separate kitchen, glazed in terrace. Pool, garden, tennis court. 75.000 € Tel. 658 578 346 BENIGEMBLA APARTMENT +COMMUNAL pool & terraces. West facing , on the 2nd floor, consists of: Living/dining room with views to the communal pool & mountains, fully fitted American open kitchen, dble bedroom +built-in wardrobes, bathroom master bedroom +fitted wardrobes. Dbleglazed windows, wooden doors, hot/cold aircon in lounge, rollerblinds satellite connection, private parking,a fantastic communal pool with nice terrace. This property is ideal as an investment to rent it out during the summer or to use as a permanent home. Furniture included. 65.000€ Ref-1123 - Telephone: 609 211 710 info@karmaproperties.es

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Why you should watch out for coronavirus scams Fraudsters will often use high-profile events to persuade unsuspecting victims to part with their money - and recently they've been cynically cashing in on consumers' concerns about coronavirus. Scams related to coronovirus have collectively cost victims over â‚Ź800,000 in just the space of a month since February 2020, according to the police and National Fraud Intelligence Bureau. Some reports were made by people attempting to buy protective face masks from fraudulent sellers. One victim reported losing over â‚Ź15,000 when they purchased face masks that were never delivered. Police have also received reports about coronavirusthemed phishing emails attempting to trick people into

opening malicious attachments or revealing sensitive personal and financial information. One common tactic used

by fraudsters is to contact potential victims over email purporting to be from research organisations affiliated bodies, such as the

World Health Organisation (WHO). They claim to be able to provide the recipient with a list of coronavirus-infected

people in their area. In order to access this information, the victim needs to click on a link, which leads to a malicious website, or else the victim is asked to make a payment in Bitcoin. Police said people should never click on the links or attachments in suspect emails, and never respond to unsolicited messages and calls that ask for personal or financial details. People should also do some research before buying online from a company that they do not already know and trust. It may be worth using a credit card as a payment method, as these can give added consumer protections if something goes wrong. For more information on how to shop online safely, visit actionfraud.police.uk/ shoponlinesafely.


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In recent years it has become something of a trend for the masses to distrust experts. Instead, many of us decide to go it alone when tackling life’s challenges because we all know Google can diagnose health symptoms and watching a short YouTube video can help you install a new shower! But if you are considering your wealth management and retirement planning journey, and are having reservations about hiring a professional to help you plan and manage your money, is this a sensible approach? What is involved in • • • • • • • • •• • • • • • •• •• • •• • • •• • •• • • • ••• ••••• • •• • ••• •• •••• •• ••• •• • • • • expat lifestyle in Spain?

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HOW TO STOP WEEDS WITH EFFECTIVE GROUND COVER IN YOUR GARDEN Hannah Stephenson looks at ground cover plants that'll help suppress weeds and add colour and form to borders. As spring begins, it may be a good time to think about how to reduce the weeding you have to do in future years - and good ground cover is essential if you want to lessen the backbreaking work of constant weeding. Densely-planted areas should keep weeds at bay because the dark stops seeds from germinating. Well-chosen ground cover plants can also give a softer appearance to hard surfaces such as brickwork and paving. Here's a few pointers to keep in mind... Use the right plants There are many obvious perennials to use, which will quickly take up space and add colour to the border, such as the wild geranium (cranesbill), but some need more work than others. Many make excellent permanent edging, such as Alchemilla mollis, Berge-

nia cordifolia 'Purpurea' and Saxifraga x urbium. Check first, however, that such plants will be suitable for your soil. And remember that deciduous ground cover plants lose their leaves in autumn, so if you are using them in abundance you may find yourself with some ugly gaps in your border during the winter months. Research fast-growers Other quick-growing varieties include Persicaria affinis, which thrives in sun or light shade and provides up to a 24-inch evergreen carpet, with pinkish-purple flowers emerging in summer. Helianthemum 'Praecox' produces small yellow flowers above a 6-inch evergreen carpet of greygreen leaves, flowering between June and August. Other relatively trouble-free ground cover plants include Ajuga reptans, astilbe, Calluna vulgaris,

Erica carnea and Euonymus fortunei 'Emerald Gaiety'. Watch out for invasive species Vigorous ground cover has its pros and cons. The advantage is that vigorous plants will fill an area quickly at less cost - but if you ever decide to change your scheme, they may be difficult to get rid of. Periwinkle (vinca) is extremely hard to get rid of, snow-in-summer will fill a sunny site in just one season but will also take over everything else. And lily-of-the-valley, while wonderfully fragrant, has deep vein-like roots which are almost impossible to eradicate should you wish to do so. Perennial geraniums are also quite vigorous, but they are easier to contain and do provide some welcome colour during the summer. Fill difficult spots If you have a difficult spot to fill, such as a steep bank in shade, Ajuga

reptans (bugle) is a strong evergreen, which carries spikes of blue flowers from late spring to midsummer. It spreads quickly, forming a carpet which will easily act as ground cover under shrubs and trees. Other shade-lovers that make good ground cover include heucheras, which come in a range of colours from almost black to acid green. Their flowers are also a magnet to bees. Infill with reliable favourites When planting a border and graduating it from taller plants at the back to lower-growing varieties at the front, you can always add interest by placing a number of taller species forward into the middle ground, which applies particularly to tall hardy perennials such as lupins and delphiniums. Good infill plants, once you have established the framework of your border, include potentilla, rosemary, spiraea, cystus, acanthus and rudbeckia, while at the lowest level towards the front of the border you could use dwarf hebes, alchemilla, epimedium and lamium. Plant carefully enough and you should soon have a riot of colour, without the need for too much hoeing or hand-weeding.


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Three steps to design heaven Interiors created by a designer are beyond most people's budget, but Cate Burren reveals trade secrets in her new book - so you can do it yourself. She shares her tips for a dream home with Gabrielle Fagan. Decoristas call it 'room porn' - the pure pleasure of sitting down with an interiors magazine, admiring and envying beautiful rooms created by designers. But so often we come back down to earth with a bump when we try to design our own rooms. Limited space, a tight budget and an avalanche of assorted family possessions usually prevent us from replicating those uncluttered, glamorous spaces featured in the glossy mags. Interior designer Cate Burren says it's her mission to "take away some of the mystery of the interior design process". She says: "I realised through running evening classes to help people interior design their own home that a step-by-step approach is relevant to every design and every home, whether a mansion or a small flat. "At the end of the day, the whole purpose of interior designing a home is to achieve the best possible surroundings for the people who live in it. We all want lovely, personal spaces to live in and by following a tried-and-tested approach it really is possible to achieve." She's created a dream decor blueprint in her new book, Secrets Of A Stylish Home, and enthuses that the essence of interior design is creating an environment which reflects our personality and taste, and which is comfortable, functional and something we can take pride in. "Of course, it can be tricky because there are so many looks to choose from and

seemingly endless trends, and people get overwhelmed," adds Burren. "Often someone will look at a friend's house which they admire and try to replicate it, but while a style might work in one home it may not in another. "It's important to work out exactly what your own personal taste is, which will make it so much easier to identify what you like and don't like, and help you avoid costly mistakes." Creating a home which reflects your taste isn't just about choosing colour schemes and furnishings; it's about understanding how to use space and style. "Sometimes you'll make mistakes but it's worth persevering," says Burren. "Our home is our cave, our nest, our retreat, our theatre. The place to which we return, in which we wake up, cry and laugh and which protects us from the rest of the world. "If we respect it, it will be a happy home in which to live. That is a great benefit to have in life." Follow Burren's three steps to create your own 'designer' home... 1. Finding your style Finding and understanding your own style will give you

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confidence and a clear sense of your personal design identity. For instance, although I love retro style and am instantly drawn to mid-century modern furniture, I've learnt that it's not a look that I actually like to live with. So while I'll have an odd small piece, I'd never buy a statement piece, like curtains or a sofa. Try to stay true to what you feel comfortable with - that is far more important in the long term. The architectural style of your home is important but it's only one factor, so don't let it override your own sense of style. Designer tip: Collect pictures of rooms which appeal to you in magazines, even if there are a few elements you don't like - just note down what they are. Having a reaction is what counts and it will help you realise what you like. The clothes you wear, or would like to wear, can be a source of inspiration. If you tend towards classic tweeds, you may like more traditional interiors. If you only ever wear neutrals, you probably won't want a riot of colour at home. Films are also a great source of inspiration because they often show an interior in not only surprising detail, but

also in a lifestyle context. Think about your style in different ways: the way you like to dress, the car you like to drive, hotels you like to stay in or simply what in life inspires you. Slowly, a feel for your own personal look will emerge. 2. Space and play It's natural to want to choose colours, move furniture around or get building work under way to make a home your own, but looking at the way you use a home is the priority. The first step is to write down what you need from your living space. This shouldn't be a list of the rooms you have, but the way you want to live and activities you want to do at home. You might want an area for friends to practise yoga, a room where children can do homework and hobbies, or even space for a two-meter long aquarium! They're all requirements clients have wanted and I've incorporated in layout plans. Obviously, if you like cooking and entertaining, an open plan kitchen-dining area will work well. If that's not what you enjoy, a formal dining room would be wasted and better used as a home office area. Designer tip: The layout of

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many buildings cannot be changed without a lot of expense but don't be too quick to limit yourself. A small structural change, such as removing a wall or repositioning a doorway, can make an enormous difference without breaking the bank. 3. Create the dream Once you've got layout plans for your home and have established how you want to use your space, look at the work that needs to be done in your home, from electrical to building work. Then you can create your scheme. You must trust your own judgment, and put aside any thoughts of what other people think is stylish. This is about your own preferences. It’s good to create a board of style pictures, paint colours and fabrics. Keep pictures of products and furniture that you want separate, and spend time checking out all sorts of sources to get a good price, from online sites to auctions. You will finally start to be able to see your look, and recognise that some elements of your scheme won't conform to the 'style' you've identified as yours. That's fine. A fairly traditional look is good, but so is contemporary art and it needs lots of really good lighting, so maybe stick to that combination. It's knowing what works for you. Designer tip: It's important to ensure that paint colours you use flow well through the various rooms and corridors. If you can, decide on all the room colours before looking for the connecting colours for hallways, stairs and landings. Aim for a view from the hall or landing of a range of colours that happily combine, rather than clash, when the doors of the various rooms are left open.


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Valencia CF decimated by coronavirus By PA Sports Valencia CF have confirmed "around 35 per cent" of their players and backroom staff have tested positive for coronavirus. The LaLiga club played the second leg of their Champions League tie against Italian side Atalanta last Tuesday having lost the first leg in Milan on February 19. A statement on Valencia's official website said: "Sev-

eral further tests for the Covid-19 coronavirus amongst Valencia CF coaching staff and players have come back positive. "All cases are asymptomatic and those involved are currently isolated at home, receiving medical assessment and carrying out their scheduled training plan. "Despite the strict measures adopted by the club after their UEFA Champions League game against Atalanta on February 19 in

Milan - an area confirmed as 'high risk' by the Italian authorities days afterwards which included maintaining a distance between the squad and club employees/ the general public, these latest results show that the exposure inherent to such matches has caused a positive test rate of around 35 per cent." Valencia, seventh in LaLiga, lost their last-16 Champions League tie to Atalanta 8-4 on aggregate.

'That night in Milan' Atalanta, based in Bergamo (Italy), staged the first leg 55 kilometres away at the San Siro in Milan because their Gewiss Stadium does not meet UEFA requirements.

The Spanish FA suspended LaLiga on March 12 after a Real Madrid basketball player, who shares training facilities with the club's footballers, tested positive for the virus.

Sports shutdown Continues from back page The Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup quarterfinals, which were due to take place from April 3-5, have also been postponed. Super League executive chairman Robert Elstone said rugby league had bowed to the inevitable, with the Championship, League One, Women's Super League and community games all also called off. The Rugby Football League made the announcement in conjunction with Super League following a six-hour meeting of clubs in Huddersfield. Elstone said: "Super League clearly recognise the gravity of the situation. We're very mindful of our responsibility to our community, to our fans and to our players." Aintree's Randox Health Grand National Festival, due to take place between April 2 and 4, will not go ahead. Renowned as the world's

greatest steeplechase and the biggest betting event on the racing calendar, this year's race had been due to see Tiger Roll bid to join Red Rum as the only three-timer winner. Jockey Club Racecourses, which runs Aintree, said it had been assessing the feasibility of running the race behind closed doors with minimal staff on site, but added: "The latest Government information on the measures needed to contain the virus have led it to believe this is no longer a viable consideration." Racing will go behind closed doors at all meetings in Britain from Tuesday, initially until the end of March. The fixtures at Wetherby and Taunton will be the first in England to be staged without paying members of the public. Football's National League has suspended matches until at least April 3. The FA, Premier League, English Football League and Barclays FA Women's Super

League and FA Women's Championship had agreed to postpone professional matches on Friday, but the National League decided to continue with its fixtures over the weekend. The organisation said in a statement on Monday, however, that it was "clearly not practical for its fixtures to be fulfilled in the immediate future." EFL chairman Rick Parry called for "cool heads and calm reflection" as he refused to speculate on how or if the 2019-20 season would be completed. But Angus Kinnear, the chief executive of Championship leaders Leeds, said on the club website that there was "a ground swell of opinion that the right thing to do is complete the leagues". The EFL said in a statement on Monday morning it would be "inappropriate to respond to the many hypothetical solutions being suggested" ahead of a meeting on Wednesday. The Premier League and UEFA are also due to hold meetings this week. Former EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey has called on the organisations to announce what will happen to the postponed leagues as soon as possible. "I think what is clear is that, if there is one decision that can be made and announced this week, that is 'Whenever we start playing football again, we are going to finish the season'," he told Sky Sports' Debate.

"If that statement is made by the football bodies, any conversations about what would you do in the event the season doesn't finish, promotions and relegations, goes." The Scottish Professional Football League has postponed all fixtures until advised otherwise by the Scottish Football Association and Government. The Boat Race, scheduled for March 29, has been cancelled, as has the Olympic boxing qualifier in London. Women's tennis has been suspended until May 2, with the WTA announcing the clay events in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague have been postponed, while England Hockey confirmed all its nationally-run hockey activity has been put on hold until "until at least April 15". British Gymnastics have cancelled all national events until the end of June, including the Gymnastics World Cup,

the Artistic British Championships and a further 10 national events, while British Eventing has called off all events with immediate effect. Thursday's Premier League darts event in Newcastle has been postponed until October 1. In snooker, this week's Coral Tour Championship will go ahead in Llandudno, but the event will be staged behind closed doors. The International Olympic Committee is set to hold a conference call with international federations to discuss the virus and the problems it has caused for Tokyo 2020 qualifying. In the United States, Major League Baseball announced the start of the 2020 season would be delayed for eight weeks, while the NFL said draft player selection process would go ahead on April 2325, but next month's public draft events in Las Vegas would not take place.


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SPORTS SHUTDOWN

Rugby union and league both suspended their respective seasons and the Grand National was cancelled as organised sport in the UK effectively shut down because of the coronavirus crisis. Premiership Rugby postponed all its fixtures for five weeks as the Rugby Football Union called a halt to "all rugby activity in England", while the Betfred Super League has been suspended for at least the next fortnight. Minister Boris Prime Johnson on Monday advised against mass gatherings, confirming they would no longer be supported by emergency services. A host of other sports also called a halt to their competitions, with the Football Association postponing "all grassroots football in England...for the foreseeable future" and the National

League following the Premier League and English Football League in suspending its campaign. Premiership Rugby has been suspended until April 24-26, meaning four rounds of fixtures have been affected. A statement said: "The safety of our fans and staff is our first priority, and we would like to wish all of those who are affected our heartfelt best wishes and a very speedy recovery." The organisation added it was working with broadcast partner BT Sport to "create exclusive rugby content in the coming weeks". The Rugby Football Union said "all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training" had been suspended until April 14. Turn to page 39

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