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he Federation of Associations of Orihuela Costa (FAOC) has been in touch with the Valencian Ombudsman again, this time to complain about the waste cleaning and removal services provided by Orihuela council. Earlier this year José Cholbi received a complaint from FAOC about the state of local play areas, and ruled that Orihuela council should do something about it. Though his views had no legal standing, the authority responded last week with a package of measures over the matter, as reported in The Courier. This time Cholbi, along with the Valencian government's environmental health department, have been furbished with files outlining


FAOC's concerns that municipal ordinances regarding urban cleaning, sanitation and management for the Orihuela Costa by Orihuela council have been broken for over two years. The report is filled with photographs of uncleared rubbish and communications with the Orihuela authority over the matter. The complaint to the Valencia environmental health department warns about the risk to health for Orihuela Costa residents, with the chance of infectious diseases being spread due to the large number of large number of flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, dogs and feral cats that feast on the uncollected garbage FAOC talk about old rub-

the recession in 2012. The figures have now reached the region of where they were in 2008, but still below the “boom” time returns where 40 thousand properties were sold per year. Second-hand apartments are accounting for 83 percent of the Alicante Province sales, with the rest being ”new builds”. The INE says that so far this year, the Murcia region has seen a rise over nine months of eleven percent, at just over 10 thousand sales, with the September specific figures showing a dramatic 27 percent leap compared to where they were a year ago. Nationally, the figures are

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bish collection vehicles that are not fit for purpose, along with bad management and irregular collections, together with a shortage of workers and not enough containers to put trash in. The association wants the Ombudsman to call on

Orihuela council to "budget appropriately" for waste collections and services for the Orihuela Costa in the authority's 2018 budget, which FAOC claim will not cover the needs of the area, based on the latest municipal budget.


he real estate market in Alicante Province and the Murcia region has produced the best figures in almost a decade, according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The figures for Alicante Province show that between January and September this year, over 26 thousand properties were sold, which is nearly 15 percent more than in the same period of 2016, with the September rise being over six percent compared to a year earlier. It’s the fifth straight year that real estate sales figures have climbed in Alicante Province since reaching a low during the back end of

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up almost 14 percent, with a combination of foreign buyers and increased domestic demand said to be fuelling the rises. Companies like

the BBVA bank and constructors Taylor Wimpey say that they expect the upturn to continue after a successful year.




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A Benejúzar woman who was jailed in May 2014 after being convicted of killing her daughter's rapist, on the back of a lengthy legal process and appeals, is be allowed to complete the rest of her sentence on a day release scheme, which means that she only has to spend every night behind bars. The crime, which hit the international headlines, dates back to 2005 when Maria del Carmen Garcia (pictured in 2014) came across her daughter's rapist Antonio Cosme, who was on a pass out of jail, and after soaking him in petrol in the bar he was at the time, set him on fire. She had already served a year on remand in 2006 and was sentenced for murder and causing injuries to five and a half years in 2009 after the initial term of nine years was reduced because at the time she suffered a

mental disorder. Appeals to the Spanish cabinet and to the Supreme Court to quash the sentence were rejected despite a mass outcry in María’s favour. The Informacion newspaper has reported that she is to be transferred to Fontcalent prison from her home of Villena jail, with the sentence finishing next August. The prison board at Villena wanted Maria to go onto her more liberal regime back in June, but the Interior Ministry blocked the move due to the severity of the crime. That decision was appealed and overturned at the end of last month, with a key factor being that she had been given six prison releases permits over the last 18 months and had returned to Villena jail as scheduled, and that she had followed all the rules during her stay behind bars.

A Broken Order

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A 45-year-old British man who ignored a restraining order, which barred him from any contact with his wife, also British, has been arrested by the Catral local police.. The man was picked up on Friday, after his wife filed a report with the Guardia Civil on Monday of last week over being the victim of domestic violence.

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The husband was handed over to the Orihuela court for further action to be taken against him.

Los Balcones Takeover The long-running saga of the deserted Casa Torre de Los Balcones off the CV-95 in Torrevieja has taken a further turn, with Torrevieja council announcing plans to appropriate the 18th century manor house. Nine years of legal wrangling has taken place with councillor Fanny Serrano saying that the owners of the building have not lived up to their obligations to do something about the condition that it has got into, with several financial penalties not being paid.

Council officials are going to look at the cost of taking over the protected building and also what they

can actually do with it, given the dreadful state that it is in, with most of the roof having caved in.

Onwards And Upwards Alicante-Elche airport continues to be on course to easily smash the 13 million passenger figure by the end of the year, with one point three million visitors using the facility in October, a rise of over four percent on the same month last year. Over 532 thousand passengers came from the United Kingdom, with Germany being the next largest foreign visitor group at over 90 thousand, closely followed by Holland. The accumulated figure so far over the first ten months of 2017 shows 12.2 million passengers at Alicante-Elche, a rise of just under 12 percent on the returns for 2016, with the airport guaranteed to achieve another passenger annual record come the end

of next month. On a more modest level, but still in an upward direction, San Javier airport has welcomed a total of one point one million passengers so far this year, an increase of nearly nine percent on the same period last year, helped by an increased schedule of flights, with more being

maintained during the current winter season. October’s figures came in at just under 124 thousand, a yearly rise of over six percent, which means that with two months remaining, the 2016 passenger figure for San Javier has already been beaten, with around 90 percent of users coming from the UK and Ireland.

Incorrect Manouevre An 18-year-old woman drove into the front of a bank in La Murada at 6.00 am on Sunday, and was found to be over the drinkdrive limit, as well not being licensed to drive. She hit the wrong gear as opposed to getting into reverse, and smashed into the front of the local branch of BMN Caja Murcia. Orihuela local police

arrested her, and despite the damage to the bank, the unauthorised drunk driver

escaped uninjured, though with an Orhiuela court date to look forward to.

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Honouring The Fallen

Armistice Day was commemorated on Saturday in the annual ceremony organised by the Torrevieja branch of the Royal British Legion at La Siesta Evangelical church. The annual ceremony saw a parade of standards to La Siesta church (photos

from Objectivo Torrevieja), led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums, and after the service, the laying of wreathes took place in memory of those who lost their lives in wars and in acts of terrorism. The event was attended by Torrevieja council's Foreign Residents

councillor Carmen Morate, whilst the ex-mayor and Alicante Provincial Council vice-president Eduardo Dolon (pictured below), was present, along with two Partido Popular councillors from Torrevieja council, Rosario Martínez and Carmen Gómez.

We'll Let Ourselves In!

Fourteen people have been arrested in the Almoradí, Callosa de Segura, San Fulgencio and Formentera del Segura areas, in a Guardia Civil sweep of an organised crime gang that stole from homes and businesses, as well as from cars. Twelve men and two women aged between 19 and 48 years, and of Spanish and Moroccan nationalities, were detained. Charges also include drug dealing, in addition to eight burglaries and belonging to a criminal group. The five-month Guardia operation saw them finger a 32-year-old Spaniard from Almoradí as the gang leader, and he had actually converted his house into a de facto outlet for buying and selling stolen objects across Alicante Province, with people more than willing to travel to do business with him. The house got so busy that a drug dealer from Formentera del Segura offered to open a "branch" of the business in Almoradí, selling drugs that were paid for by one of his clients who stole up to 900 litres of diesel from the company


that he worked for, which he would then trade in for drugs. The operation spread out of Spanish shores, with a group of Moroccans stealing items from warehouses, and once they had accumulated a large amount, they put them in large vans, camouflaged as scrap metal, which they would then take over by ferry to Morocco to sell on the black market.

Another member of the gang majored in on stealing mobile phones, tablets and GPS navigators from cars, as well as offering made-to-measure robberies such stealing a generator, or selling off a stolen macaw bird and a parrot. A 32-year-old Moroccan was remanded into custody after a court appearance, with the remainder being given bail.

Remembrance Day

Two Remembrance Sunday services organised by local Royal British Legion branches were held last weekend, with the Orihuela Costa group staging their annual memorial at the the Capilla de las Mil Palmeras led by Pastor Keith Brown. The guests included the British Vice -Consul in Alicante Sara Munsterhjelm and the Chairman of the RBL Spain District North, Don Cubbon. They were joined by the mayor of Pilar de la Horadada, Ignacio Ramos (pictured above lay-

ing a wreath in the Garden of Remembrance), along with Orihuela councillor and local Partido Popular president Damaso Aparicio and Orihuela international residents councillor Sofía Álvarez. Fuuther north, over 200 people gathered in San Fulgencio's Plaza de la Constitución on Sunday for the annual bilingual Service of Remembrance (pictured below) organised by the RBL Gran Alacant and La Marina branch, San Fulgencio council, and the

Parochial Church. The Catholic parish priest Father Ramón Belda Diez, and the Anglican priest Father Richard A. Seabrooke, assisted by lay reader Peter Smith, led the prayers and commemoration in the square outside the church. Among the wreathes laid was one on behalf of the Spanish community by local councillor Maria Angeles, whilst Hugo Griffin from the British Consulate in Alicante laid a wreath on behalf of the British residents.

Fifth Time Unlucky

Five Torrevieja local police officers were scheduled to go on trial at the Alicante Provincial Court in Elche this Monday, in a fifth attempt to stage a hearing over the case involving two individuals who accused officers of brutality in June 2006, but once again the hearing had to be suspended because key witnesses failed to turn up. Prosecutors had called for prison terms of up to two years of torture, documenta-

tion falsification, and failure to prosecute crimes. Previous trials have collapsed when the two accusers did not appear to give evidence. Eleven officers as well as Torrevieja police chief, Alejandro Morer, were arrested over 11 years ago over allegations of torture in addition to falsifying records and a failure to carry out their duty as police officers. The charges related to the

detention of a Columbian man who was caught robbing the home of one of the charged officers. The Columbian alleged that both he and his Spanish girlfriend were subjected to blows from officers at the police station, and in the process had two ribs broken. The man involved now lives in Columbia after serving a prison sentence for drug trafficking in Singapore, whilst the woman has been living in the United States.


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Belt Up Time

Not belting up could become a costly business as from last Saturday (11 November) 50 new cameras designed to spot drivers and passengers not wearing their seatbelts came officially into operation. Anybody that is beltless will face a fine of up to 200 euro, and if they are behind the wheel, they will also be docked three points on their

driving license. For the last few months, those drivers who were caught on these cameras not wearing a seatbelt would only receive a letter informing them they had been seen and reminding them of the dangers, but would not be fined unless they were actually caught by an officer at the roadside. But from last Saturday,

anyone recorded being unbelted on the new cameras will be fined, and the offender will receive a letter with a photograph as proof in the same way as they would if they were caught by a speed camera. These 50 cameras are the first of over 200 set to come into operation, the rest starting to roll out progressively.

Dragons Do It

A Hell Of A Haul

Three Britons have been arrested in Spain after one of the largest drug hauls ever, with the National Police saying that their investigation had dismantled an international drug trafficking organisation that was transporting narcotics to the south of the country. The three Brits were arrested alongside two Spaniards in Granada and Guipúzcoa as authorities seized one point two tonnes of cocaine, numerous tools used in the distribution and discovered a hidden mari-

juana plantation. The National Police said that the organisation was "one of the most active in Europe", adding that they used professional truck drivers to transport narcotics hidden amongst legal shipments. Authorities said that the arrests occured after a main gang member had transported cocaine to a warehouse in Granada. After picking up a legal shipment in Valencia, authorites said the driver picked up a second load in Burgos, and then in San

Sebastian he met another driver who led them to a farm away from major population centres. Both vehicles later ended the journey at the warehouse where agents arrested the driver and two members of the organisation as they unloaded 483 packets of cocaine - a total of 531kg. Authorities said they then raided a second location in Guipúzcoa where two further people were arrested. Inside an uninhabited home they discovered an area for marijuana cultivation.

Extreme Measure

Torrevieja has got an entry pending in the next edition of the Guinness Book of Records, thanks to the sailors of last weekend’s Dragon Boat International festival, who achieved the greatest distance travelled over a 24 hour period in the

dragon boats. 180 sailors from across the world took part in the successful record-breaking event, beating the current record-holders from Hong Kong. The relay in Torrevieja (finishing photo from

Objectivo Torrevieja) travelled 266 kilometres, trumping the old Hong Kong record by 19 kilometres. The various crews sailed around the one point four kilometre course in the bay from 9.00 pm on the Saturday for 24 hours.

Manley’s Meeting The UK Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, will be holding a special question and answer session for British residents over the latest state of play of the Brexit negotiations at Elche University this coming Tuesday (November 21st). Everybody is well to come along to this free event, and no pre-registration is required for the meeting which will start at 10.00 am at the Edificio Altet at the Universidad Miguel Hernandez. Members from the Brexpats in Spain group will be hosting the meeting, and members of the Alicante

Provincial Council will also be present, alongside the

British Consul for the region, Sarah- Jane Morris.

A two-year-old girl was killed by her father, Laurentiu Mihai D, in Alzira in Valencia Province on Sunday evening, following a row between the child’s parents. He confessed to police that he killed his daughter to spite his wife. The 28-year-old Romanian national is said to have cut the child's throat before hurling himself out of

the window of the family's second-floor flat. The drama unfolded after his wife told him earlier that she planned to leave him, and then went out to work. Although paramedics were unable to save the girl’s life, her father suffered only minor injuries, as he landed on a parked car, which broke his fall. The girl's mother, who is also Romanian, was not at

home at the time, but had to be treated for shock at the scene before being taken to hospital. A friend of the couple said that they had rowed about splitting up on previous occasions, with Laurentiu Mihai D threatening to kill the child if his wife left him. The friend also said that she had tried to report her husband to the authorities before for domestic abuse.


Rajoy’s Rallying Call

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is urging Catalans to turn out in force in a December regional election to "restore normality" to a region buffeted by attempts to split from Spain. In his first visit to Barcelona since Madrid imposed direct rule on Catalunya and sacked its separatist leaders, Rajoy said the December 21st election would safeguard the economy and stop companies moving out of the

economically important region. "We want a massive turnout to begin a new political era of tranquillity, normality, coexistence and respect," Rajoy told Partido Popular supporters. "We must urgently bring back normality to Catalunya... to reduce social tension and stop damage to the economy," Rajoy added. An opinion poll last week showed that pro-independence parties would win the largest share of the vote,

though a majority was not assured and question marks remain over ousted regional head Carles Puigdemont’s leadership of the separatist cause. Meanwhile, around 750 thousand Catalan independence supporters clogged up one of Barcelona’s main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders held in prison for their roles in the region’s banned drive to split from Spain.

Otherwise Engaged

A drunk Sevilla-area father was carted off by the Guardia Civil in the early hours of Sunday morning after he went to a swingers club, leaving his four-yearold son freezing in the car, which was also illegally parked. The local police in Dos Hermanas, 15 kilometres south of Sevilla, got a call before 11.00 pm from a resi-

dent saying that he could not get his car out because he was blocked in by the illegally parked vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the boy inside and crying that he was cold. The National Police were brought in and having identified the car’s owner, they started making enquiries around local bars. By a process of elimination, they

worked out that he had gone to a local wife-swapping club, and arrested him there just before 2.00 am, with the man said to be “blind-drunk”. He was charged with child neglect, with the youngster’s mother being phoned to come and pick her boy up. What she made of her partner’s choice of entertainment venue remains to be seen.



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A Lucky Escape

A confused 77-year-old driver drove for several kilometres in the wrong direction on an Alicante Province motorway, before colliding with a vehicle that was travelling the right way. The incident happened on the A-31 in the Villena area

on the Alicante-bound carriageway on Monday afternoon, with apparently the elderly driver making a mistake and travelling for up to three kilometres before the collision. Nobody suffered any injury as a result of the mishap.

Cyclist Dies

A Scottish lecturer who broke his neck following a bike crash in Alicante Province six months ago has died. John Telfer, from East Calder (pictured on the right), was left seriously ill after the accident on the road to Pedreguer from Alcalali on May 4th. He was flown back to Scotland with a spinal injury which caused him to be

paralysed from the neck, after £25,000 was raised through crowd funding. His family said they were "proud of his character, determination and attitude". Mr Telfer's funeral will be held today in Livingston. He had been out cycling when another cyclist hit a raised tree root in the road causing him to fall off into Mr Telfer's path.

First Route Success

The first ever Tapas route around the Entre Naranjos urbanisation at the end of last month proved to be a big success, according to Orihuela’s International Residents councillor, Sofía Álvarez. “It was an excellent way to bring people of different nationalities together, as well

as to promote the variety of cuisine on offer on Entre Narajos, in addition to it being a great platform for the local bars and restaurants”, commented Sofía Álvarez. The best tapa award went to the Alegría bar on Calle Mandarino with Álvarez pictured left with the owner Daniella in the middle.


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Festive Fayre

A Fantastic Day

Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF) will be holding their annual Christmas Fayre at the TCF headquarters on Avenida de las Valencianas 68 on

A bumper figure of over 10 thousand euro will be shared between Help at Home Costa Blanca, and the animal charity, the Little Pod Association, after the latest charity fun day staged at the

start of the month at Villamartin Plaza. The picture, taken by Graham White Photography, features representatives of the two charities. The money takes Help at

Home to within touching distance of raising the 35 thousand euro that they need to buy a van to be used to transport special needs clients that they have on their books.

Saturday November 25th, between 1.00 p.m. and 3.30 p.m. Refreshments will be available, with baked items on sale along with toiletaries and bric a

brac stalls as well, with the TCF craft club selling some inexpensive gifts for Christmas including jewellery, hand-made cards, knitted goods and embroidery

Keep On Smiling

Stars In Their Eyes Studio 32’s production of the Irving Berlin musical White Christmas will be staged at San Fulgencio’s Cardenal Belluga theatre from Wednesday November 29th through to Saturday December 2nd, with curtainup at 7.30 pm. The show contains some all-time classic songs including “Blue Skies”, “Sisters”, and of course the Bing Crosby title number “White Christmas”. Two of the characters are show hopefuls Rita and Rhoda who despite not being the brightest tools in the box, are still holding out some hopes of making it big in show business! Vicky Holden (pictured

left) plays the part of Rita, and her side-kick Rhoda is played by Julie Cartwright (pictured right). Studio32 are once again supporting the San Fulgencio Alzheimer’s

Cruz Azul Benefit

Murcia and Mar Menor animal charity Cruz Azul got a massive boost recently, with over fifteen-hundred euro raised through the “Rock My Soul” music event staged at the New Arches in Los Alcázares. Music for all tastes was presented at the event, which was organised by John “J. J. Soulman”, with his performing friends getting involved free of charge in taking part in the sell-out fundraiser. The money will go to help pet owners on low incomes with vet bills and enables Cruz Azul to work with local

communities to control feral cat colonies humanely. “We are overwhelmed by the support of our local community and must thank the people who made it happen.” said Lyn Baines, Cruz Azul President. “Local businesses donated 21 raffle prizes and, thanks to Lesley Eburne and her team, we raised 780 euro on the raffle alone.” For more details about Cruz Azul Murcia, or if you would like to volunteer or donate, please call 693 017 616 or visit the website:

Association with this production, as well as other local charities. Reserved seating tickets costing 10 euro can be obtained by calling 602 454 033, or by emailing

The Smile Charity Group was formed four years ago, and has so far raised over 17 thousand euro for locallybased good causes. They recently have been handing out a clutch of cheques to charities, and the Group are pictured presenting Benijófar mayor,

Poppy Tee Off

40 golfers enjoyed a round of golf at the course at Roda at the start of the month as they raised money in the annual Poppy Day event organised by the Villamartin-based Plaza

Golf Society. 743 euro was raised for the Royal British Legion appeal, with a wide range of prizes handed out, including poppy-themed gifts, afterwards in a presentation ceremony.

AT YOUR SERVICE We’d love details of your charity events, amateur dramatics, and choral concerts! The Courier would love to hear from you as we gear up for another busy autumn across the Costa Blanca and Mar Menor. Send you snippets and photographs to thecourier@tko media.

Luis Rodriguez, with 500 euro which will go to the Benijófar Crisis Appeal. Smile have also donated 500 euro each to the Stroke Association Spain, based in Benijófar and to the Elche Children’s Home. The next fundraiser will be a music night featuring the

duo Diverse at Benijófar’s Catorce Restaurant on Wednesday December 13th. Tickets, including a buffet meal, are priced at 12.50€, and are available at outlets in the Benijófar area, including at Catorce itself, or by calling 665 222 974 for more information.

Crescendo At Christmas

The Torrevieja-based Crescendo International Choir will be performing at two Christmas events next month, starting off with their traditional visit to the Casa Verde Retirement Home in Almoradi on Friday December 8th. Two days later, the choir returns for their annual con-

cert at Benijófar Church on Sunday December 10th, starting at 7.30 pm, with a collection going in aid of providing food parcels for needy local familes. The choir is also appealing for people to bring boxes of sweets and chocolates that can be distributed through the festive season.



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Expensive Weed

A Torrevieja drug dealer has been ordered to pay compensation to a vet, after several dogs ate cannabis that he had thrown out of his building, ahead of the Guardia Civil arriving to intervene in a reported assault case. An Elche court heard the Guardia officers went to stop a brawl in a house in February 2016, where the man had threatened a

woman with knife as he demanded payment. The man peddled drugs from the address, and when the Guardia arrived, he tied to flee via the roof, and threw out a bag with 80 grams of cannabis resin in it. The bag landed on the patio, and several dogs that were there went at the bag, and were poisoned. A vet treated them, and the man was ordered to pay 141 euro

for the medication, as well as shelling out 190 euro to the woman who he assaulted. Though he got a suspended prison sentence, his biggest fine amounting to five and a half thousand euro for a crime against public health, as the Guardia discovered a variety of drugs in his home, which just happened to have a market value of five and a half thousand euro.

No Quick Reopening

An Elche judge has rejected a request for the reopening of two beach bars that were closed by Torrevieja council last summer The bid came from the company that owns two of the three closed outlets, with the premises located between Cala Piteras and

Punta Prima on the Torrevieja coastline. Torrevieja council closed down the popular bars after they discovered they had been operating since 2009 without a license. The company, Gestión y Restauración Punta Prima SL, said that the closures were causing them


significant economic damage and that it could take years to resolve the matter. Judge Carmen Casado saw things differently and said that the interests of Torrevieja council came first, without having a view on the actual merits of the closures.

TAX EVASION VS TAX AVOIDANCE By Richard Samuels, International Financial Adviser, Blacktower Financial Management

Tax evasion and avoidance are two words that have been bouncing around the media a lot lately. In light of the so-called “Paradise Papers”, these terms are frequently used – but the actual meaning is not necessarily explained. To clarify, there are three different ways of dealing with tax, and only one is illegal.

on your income or savings and investments. If you would like more information on the above or if you would like advice on any of the issues, you can contact me on

Tax evasion is unlawful and is the result of deliberate falsification, withholding of information, misrepresentation and fraud. Here, the taxpayer is not paying taxes by taking illegal measures. Tax mitigation is a situation where the taxpayer uses a fiscal incentive (tax concession) available to them in the tax legislation so they do not have to pay tax. An example of tax mitigation is the setting up of a business by a corporate in Special Economic Zone (SEZ) to claim a tax exemption. In such a case, the corporate taxpayer is taking advantage of a fiscal incentive in the form of a tax concession offered to him in the Zone. Tax mitigation is legal and thus, allowed under the tax statute. And finally, tax avoidance is avoiding tax payment by taking the legal opportunities provided to a taxpayer under the current legislation. Since it is not illegal, tax avoidance is a legally allowable way to reduce your tax burden through the legal exploitation of tax laws to one’s own advantage. The thing to remember is that technically, although avoidance is legal – it is frowned upon – as it throws up morality questions. It is not always fool-proof either, as the employment of deliberate avoidance is not exempt from being challenged by HMRC. After a number of high-profile cases of tax avoidance, HMRC has launched a number of initiatives to combat these schemes. The view is that these schemes, which are designed purely to help businesses or individuals reduce their tax liability should not be tolerated, even if such arrangements may be technically within the letter – if not the spirit – of the law. HMRC has also acted to reduce the opportunities available for people and organisations to avoid paying their share of tax. Measures include the senior accounting officer (SAO) regime introduced

in 2009, the large business tax strategy regime and the serial tax avoiders’ regime of 2016. People have resorted to other methods, such as using “tax havens”, whereby people can escape being taxed by moving to a country where tax is levied at a low rate. But as of this year, most countries will have instructed financial services to begin collecting details of balances, interests and dividends earned by clients living overseas. This data could end up at the tax investigator in the home country of the client – which could cause problems for tax-dodgers. This system is called the Common Reporting Standards (CRS) or Auto Exchange of Information. Both work to ensure taxpayers all around the globe and those who take part in cross-border activities pay the correct amount of tax “to the right jurisdiction.” However, expensive lawyers in both the corporate and personal finance fields will continue to look for new loopholes to exploit as the legislation is changed. So, the cycle continues - new schemes or methods are developed – if viewed as purely for tax avoidance, HMRC will challenge through the courts - If HMRC is likely to lose the case then the legislation may be changed again. For most people Tax Mitigation is a sensible method for Tax Planning. Using existing allowances and incentives available to expats, who are tax residents in here in Spain, for example, can significantly help to reduce the tax you may need to pay

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Adoption Corner

Signs Of Doggy Depression

JOSH Josh is beautiful eight month old Boxer/GSD cross puppy, who is being fostered in a home with his siblings and other dogs and cats. He will be big when fully grown and is currently 32 kilos, and is ready to go to a home of his own. Josh is a confident, happy boy, and enjoys being around people and loves a cuddle. For more about Josh, please phone PEPA on 650 304 746 or email

MARTA Marta is a beautiful black and tan six-year-old German shepherd cross who is being looked after by the K9 team. Marta is very much a gentle and affectionate dog which we have no doubt would be very loyal to her new owners. If you would like to meet her and perhaps even offer her a home, then please do call the K9 Club on 600 845 420. We look forward to hearing from you.

MEGAN Megan was found running along a main road with a piece of broken string around her neck but unfortunately had no micro chip. She loves lots of fuss, is very playful and a happy young three-year-old dog. Megan is very agile and so will need a secure outside space but she would make a great companion and fit into any family, weighing in at 11 kilos. For more details, please contact the SAT kennels on 966 710 047 or email


Muffin was rescued recently with her three month old puppy, after their owner put them both out on the streets. Muffin is a Fox terrier and is around two years old. She is good with other dogs, cats and children. Muffin is negative for Mediterranean diseases and has been chipped and vaccinated. For more details call Pets in Spain on 645 469 253.

Just like people, dogs can get depressed. This might be due to some change in their lives, or it could be a sign of a medical condition. Learn how to spot the signs of depression and what you can do to help your dog cope and begin feeling better. SPOTTING THE SIGNS The signs of depression in dogs are actually similar to those experienced by people. Dogs have down days and bad moods just like people. When your pet seems particularly lethargic or appears to be moping around the house or patio, it's possible that he or she feels depressed. Typical symptoms of canine depression include: • Becoming withdrawn - A depressed dog may stop interacting with his companions, including his special people and other dogs in the home. • Becoming inactive - The dog might no longer show any interest in taking walks or playing. He might also tend to move slower and not seem to have much purpose to his wandering. • Changes in appetite - The dog might lose his appetite, and this could lead to weight loss. Alternatively, a depressed dog might eat more and begin to gain weight. • Changes in sleep habits - Depressed dogs tend to sleep more, but some may become more restless and unable to sleep well. ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGES As with people, events going on around your pet can cause him to feel depressed and anxious, as well as changes in a dog's environment or living circumstances triggering depression and anxiety. For example, dogs can experience depres-

ROCKY Rocky is aged around four years, and was rescued from a small dark enclosure where he had spent his whole life. Several months on he is a happy extremely affectionate loyal dog, and is now ready to move on to a home of his own, and is very loving and easy to look after. He likes outside space and will not run off. For more about Rocky please call PEPA on 650 304 746 or email

sion and grief when another pet or human member of the household is ill or dies. This is also true when a family member moves away or changes schedules. If you’ve family and friends over for the summer and your dog is suddenly alone most of the day after having children around, symptoms of depression triggered by separation anxiety and loneliness can occur. You can counteract some life changes by giving your pet some healthy attention. For example: • Take your pet out and about to give him some mental stimulation. • If he has a favourite game or activity, try to make time for it at least once a day, but preferably at several periods throughout the day. • If your pet is depressed by the loss of a canine companion, take him to a dog park if there is one in the area so he can be around other dogs, or consider bringing home a new dog if this is feasible in your situation. The one thing you want to avoid is accidentally rewarding your pet's depressed behaviour by being overly sympathetic. MEDICAL CONDITIONS Don't lose sight of the fact that your dog can't tell you when he or she feels sick. Many times, canines exhibit symptoms of depression when there is something physically wrong with them. Behaviour changes may indicate the existence of a medical problem. This is why it's so important to seek veterinary care if depression symptoms don't seem to be triggered by a specific event or if they persist for a period of time. Your vet can run blood tests and give your dog a thorough physical examination to determine if there's a medical reason that your pet exhibits signs of depression.

SPARKY By the time poor little Sparky came into APAH's care, he was blind in one eye. This could have been prevented by a caring owner, but he obviously didn't have one. He is a lovely little kitten, nervous until he knows you, but then cheeky, happy and very playful. He needs a special home where he can be safe and loved. To meet Sparky please call APAH on 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.


Seagate Wealth Management Are You Getting 5% On Your Savings? – If Not You Need To Talk To Us With banks offering low interest rates, simply putting surplus money into a standard savings account will not see a return above the rate of inflation. As financial advisers we provide a range of flexible, cost effective savings schemes from some of the worlds’ leading product providers, such as Prudential and Old Mutual. The products offered by these companies allow you to achieve the growth you want, but just as importantly are fully tax compliant here in Spain. Many ex-pats are unaware that their UK based savings like ISAs, Premium Bonds and other NS&I products are not suitable for Spanish residents. These products could potentially lead you to unwittingly break tax laws that can lead to large, unexpected fines. Even simply leaving money in your UK bank account can create complex reporting requirements that can easily be avoided. The Seagate team has a wealth of experience in providing advice on all aspects of investments and savings options. Whether you are new to the world of savings or have an existing investment portfolio, we are here to help you. Seagate can tailor make the savings solution that works best for you and the lifestyle you deserve. Our clients expect and deserve excellent and timely services and support. If you have an investment, but no adviser, then we can help to get your portfolio back on the right track. We are truly independent with access to UK and European regulated investment funds. Ultimately with the right financial advice and regular reviews you can work towards and achieve your financial goals. For a free no-obligation chat call us on 965 704 338 or email:


Friday 17th November 2017

Guardia Quizzed

The net has widened in the drug trafficking and corruption investigation involving Guardia Civil officers based in Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada. Investigating Torrevieja judge Juana Lรณpez Hoyos has taken statements from nine additional Guardia offi-

cers, in addition to the ten who had been arrested over the allegations. As reported by The Courier last week, two of the officers are specifically being accused of drug trafficking, whilst a host of other charges have been laid down against them and their

colleagues, including bribery, extortion and coercion. Secret investigations, codenamed Operation Sakura, have been going on since 2015 with three cocaine laboratories being raided and British, Spanish, Belgian, and Columbian nationals arrested.

Persistent Smuggler

An Armenian man faces a fine of up 15 thousand euro for trying to smuggle a thousand packets of cigarettes into Spain on a flight into Alicante-Elche airport, the second time he has been caught in five months. The 33-year-old had stuffed his suitcases full of the contraband tobacco on a

flight from Moscow, and the suitcases aroused the suspicions of the Guardia Civil. When the smuggler was ordered to open his cases, officers discovered the cigarettes as opposed to the clothing and personal effects they were expecting, with the retail value of the clandestine fags said to be

around five thousand euro. The man is not adverse to giving it a go, as he was also arrested at Madrid-Barajas airport for an identical offence in June, and it was the largest seizure of contraband tobacco from just one passenger at Alicante-Elche airport for a couple of months.


Pruning The Palms

Orihuela council has leased a special mobile crane to prune palm trees in the Orihuela Costa, with the new contract seeing the first work being done in Cabo

Roig (pictured). Coastal councillor Luisa Boné (pictured centre) said that leasing the crane on a 21-thousand-euro deal was a good deal and the best

way to remove the palm tree foliage and branches. The old method of workers climbing up the trees in safety harnesses therefore is no longer needed.

Spending in Pilar

Two major projects in Pilar de la Horadada, including the tender for an expansion project for the Health Centre (pictured), have just been announced by council spokesman Alfonso Armenteros.

Almost a million euro has been designated for the Health Centre extension, with the work anticipated to take approximately eight months. Armenteros also said that a three-quarter-of-a-million-

euro contract to improve stormwater collection in the urban area of Pilar is to be advertised. The project is being jointly funded by the Alicante Provincial Council and the Pilar authority.


Helen’s Trucks Helen’s Trucks has been in business now for over 15 years and is based in Crevillenteand they specialise in smaller loads and light removals, moving goods between the UK, Spain, France and Portugal.. Helen and Robert who make up the team at Helen’s Trucks along with Henry and Peter. At Helen’s Trucks it is a personal, friendly, quality service their customers get. Helen and Robert both believe it is very important to meet their customers face to face even when giving those initial estimates. “That way we can find out what the customer really wants and needs,” said Helen. If it is not possible to deliver it straight away or you need your items stored then Helen’s Trucks have secure palletised and containerised storage available at very good rates for both short and long term. The warehouse is alarmed and insured also, for peace of mind. Wrapping and packing can be undertaken by Helen’s Trucks but if you prefer then they can supply all the necessary cartons, paper and tape for you to do the work yourself. All their removals are itemised and an inventory produced and the entire load is kept together and not split. Helen’s Trucks offer you the flexibility of being able to pick up at short notice and a personal service bringing that human touch to meeting your needs.Helen summed up the Helen’s Trucks philosophy saying, “It’s all about making moving easy and stress free.”You can contact Helen’s Trucks on 965 400 616 or 667 815 081 or UK 0843 207 9161 and email at There is also a website at and on Facebook at Helens Trucks.


Friday 17th November 2017

A Total Write-Off

The AP-7 motorway saw a blaze on Tuesday evening, after a car caught fire on the northbound carriageway towards Alicante, as it was passing by the Dolores area.

Almoradi firefighters got the call to attend the scene, but the driver and his passenger had safely managed to escape the vehicle after they noticed smoke coming out of it.

The fire crew arrived at kilometre 737 to witness the car completely engulfed in flames, and all they could do was to dampen it down, with the vehicle a complete writeoff.

Sisters Wrong Act

A convent is facing a steep bill for having a priceless church organ repaired without the State's permission. The sisters of Santa Inés in Sevilla decided that the instrument in their convent church needed to be fixed, and accepted an offer from a local charity to have it

restored it for free. "It hasn't worked for 30 years, and we couldn't afford the estimated cost of more than 150,000 euro," Abbess Blanca Cervantes told the ABC newspaper. "We only make enough money from the sale of sweets to cover our bills and national insurance pay-

ments." But the Andalucia regional government did not see it that way, and has fined the convent 170,000 euro for the "unauthorised" work on the organ. It has, however, said it will let the charity finish the restoration work in time for Christmas.


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Friday 17th November 2017

Home Computing


BlueMoon Solutions

BlueMoon Solutions is the computer and IT services company on the Costa Blanca. BlueMoon Solutions comes to you at home or at work. Their personal service covers from Alicante to Pilar de la Horadada.

Richard moved to Spain ten years ago having left his management background behind in the UK and decided to use his IT skills to help home users and small businesses with their PC problems. Now a relaxed 'computer man' he is out and about in the Spanish sun every day, making house and shop calls and using his vast experience and qualifications to sort out the problem there and then. Computers are his hobby as well as his work so don’t be surprised to get an answer to your email in the early hours!

ADVICE: Robert wanted to know which antivirus to use on his Android phone

ADVICE: Uffe wanted to know how to back up his Thunderbird emails.


Richard, I have AVG free on my PC , but last week I bought a mobile Samsung S8+. What is the best way to install a free anti-virus system on the phone, Thanks Bob


Hello Richard, can I bother you with a question about copying my entire "collection" of e-mails to a microchip? I use Thunderbird, I believe you have helped me out once before, but I can't remember "how to"!


Hi Bob, AVG is a decent antivirus to use on your phone, if you search for it in the play store you should be able to find the free edition, try it out and see how you get on.


Hi Uffe, the easiest way to backup both your Thunderbird emails, your profile and your Firefox profile is to use a free program called MozBackup. You can download it and find more information at the following address...

Email: Mobile: 655 044 970 NEW: Tel: 965 987 032

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Food & Drink

Versatile Veg Soup



200g chopped raw vegetables, such as onions , celery and carrots 300g potato 1 tbsp oil 700ml stock crème fraîche and fresh herbs, to serve

Fry the chopped raw vegetables with the potatoes, peeled and cubed, in a little oil for a few mins until beginning to soften. Cover with the stock and simmer for 10-15 mins until the veg is tender. Blend until


smooth, then season. Serve with a dollop of crème fraîche and some fresh herbs. Will freeze for up to 1 month. Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 15 Mins serves:2

Sichuan Chicken Wings



800g chicken wings 1 tbsp baking powder 1½ tsp Sichuan peppercorns 1½ tsp chilli flakes 3 tbsp Shaoxing wine 1½ tbsp garlic and ginger paste 3 tbsp dark soy sauce 3 tbsp light soy sauce 1½ tsp sesame oil 3 tbsp palm sugar To serve chopped peanuts chilli flakes

Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Toss the chicken in 1 tsp salt and the baking powder – this is the secret to getting crispy skin! Put the wings on a wire rack set over an oven tray. Bake for 30 mins, turning halfway, then turn the heat up to 220C/200C fan/gas 7 and cook for 20 mins more. Meanwhile, toast the peppercorns and chilli flakes until fragrant, about 2 mins, then grind using a pestle and mortar. Tip into a

saucepan, then add the rest of the ingredients apart from the chopped peanuts and chilli flakes. Whisk to combine, then cook over a medium heat for 8-10 mins until thickened and bubbling. Set aside. Take the chicken off the rack and tip onto the tray, then coat in the glaze. Return to the oven for 5 mins until bubbling and sticky. Serve the chicken scattered with the peanuts and chilli flakes. Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 55 Mins serves: 4


Friday 17th November 2017

Food & Drink

Easy Lamb Hotpot



700g large potatoes, peeled 1 tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for brushing 1 large white onion, sliced 4 carrots, chopped into small pieces 12 lamb meatballs 450ml chicken gravy (leftover or bought) 2 bay leaves 2 thyme sprigs

Boil the potatoes in a saucepan of boiling water for 15 mins until par-boiled, then drain and leave to steam dry and cool. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onion for 10 mins or until starting to soften. Add the carrot and cook for 5 mins until tender. Tip the carrot and onion mixture into a large 2-litre ovenproof dish. Put the pan back over high heat. Fry the lamb meatballs, turning, until golden on the outside. Put the meat-

balls into the ovenproof dish. Pour over the gravy and tuck in the bay leaves and thyme sprigs. Thinly slice the cooled potatoes and arrange over the top of the meatballs. Brush the potato with 1-2 tsp oil and add a good grinding of black pepper. Bake in the oven for 2025 mins until the potatoes are tender and starting to become crisp at the edges, and the gravy is bubbling. Prep: 15 Mins Cook: 55Mins Serves:3

Chocolate-Orange Steamed Pudding With Chocolate Sauce Ingredients For the chocolate sauce 50g cocoa 50g butter, plus extra for greasing 100g Total Sweet (xylitol, see tip) 1 tsp vanilla extract 200ml semi-skimmed milk For the pudding 1 small orange 100g Total Sweet (xylitol) 225g self-raising flour 50g cocoa 150ml semi-skimmed milk 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 large eggs Method First, make the sauce. Sift the cocoa into a small saucepan, add all the other ingredients, then warm over a medium-high heat, stirring. Allow to bubble hard for 1 min to make a glossy

sauce. Spoon 4 tbsp into the base of a lightly buttered, traditional 1.2 litre pudding basin. Leave the rest to cool, stirring occasionally. Put a very large pan (deep enough to enclose the whole pudding basin) of water on to boil with a small upturned plate placed in the base of the pan to support the basin. Zest the orange, then cut the peel and pith away, and cut between the membrane to release the segments. Put all the pudding ingredients, except the orange segments, in a food processor and blitz until smooth. Add the orange segments and pulse to chop them into the pudding mixture. Spoon the mixture into the pudding basin, smoothing to the edges. Tear off a sheet of foil and a sheet of baking parchment, both about 30cm long. Butter the baking parchment and use

to cover the foil. Fold a 3cm pleat in the middle of the sheets, then place over the pudding, buttered baking parchment-side down. Tie with string under the lip of the basin, making a handle as you go. Trim the excess parchment and foil to about 5cm, then tuck the foil around the parchment to seal. Lower the basin into the pan of water, checking that the water comes two-thirds of the way up the sides of the basin, then cover the pan with a lid to trap the steam and simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Carefully unwrap the pudding – it should now be risen and firm – and turn out of the basin on to a plate. Spoon over some warmed sauce and serve the rest separately with slices of the pudding. Prep: 25 Mins Cook: 1 Hour 30 Mins serves: 8

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Friday 17th November 2017

Breast cancer 'can return 15 years after treatment ends' Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found. Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40% risk of it coming back. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of it recurring. Scientists analysed the progress of 63,000 women for 20 years. All had the most common form of breast cancer. This is a type fuelled by the hormone oestrogen which can stimulate cancer cells to grow and divide. Every patient received treatments such as tamoxifen or aromatase inhibitors which block the effects of oestrogen or shut off the hormone's supply.

Although after five years of treatment their cancers had gone, over the next 15 years a steady number of women found that their cancer spread throughout their body - some up to 20 years after diagnosis. Women who originally had large tumours and cancer that had spread to four or more lymph nodes were at highest risk of the cancer returning the next 15 years, the study said. Women with small, lowgrade cancers and no spread to the lymph nodes had a much lower 10% risk of cancer spread over that time. Lead researcher Dr Hongchao Pan, from University of Oxford, said: "It is remarkable that breast cancer can remain dormant for so long and then spread many years later, with this risk remaining the same year after year and still strongly related to the size of the original cancer and

whether it had spread to the (lymph) nodes." Doctors have long known that five years of tamoxifen reduces the risk of recurrence by about a third in the five years after stopping treatment. Recent research has suggested that extending hormone therapy to 10 years may be more effective at preventing breast cancer recurrence and death. Aromatase inhibitors, which only work for postmenopausal women, are believed to be even more effective. But there are side effects with hormone treatments which can affect patients' quality of life and cause them to stop taking the pills. These include menopausal symptoms, osteporosis, joint pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. Prof Arnie Purushotham, senior clinical adviser at Cancer Research UK, which funded the study,

said that since the research began, new drugs had been used to treat breast cancer and those worked in different ways to tamoxifen. He said: "It's vital that work continues to better predict which cancers might return. "We also need to know what the difference for women

might be in taking hormone therapies for 10 years instead of five, the side effects and how this affects patients' quality of life." Sally Greenbook, from charity Breast Cancer Now, said it was essential that women discussed any changes in treatment with their doctor.

"We would urge all women who have had treatment for breast cancer not to be alarmed, but to ensure they are aware of the signs of recurrence and of metastatic breast cancer, and to speak to their GP or breast care team if they have any concerns."

Malaria breath test shows promise People with malaria give off a distinctive "breath-print" that could be used as a test for the disease, according to American scientists. They had already tried out a crude prototype breathalyser in Africa, a tropical

medicine conference heard. The test was reasonably good at detecting cases in children, but needs developing to become a routine device. One of the odours it sniffs out is identical to a natural

smell that attracts insects that spread malaria. Pine trees and conifers emit these terpenes to summon mosquitoes and other pollinating insects, say the researchers, from Washington University in St

Louis. They believe people with malaria who have this odour in their breath may also attract mosquitoes and infect more of the biting insects, which can then spread the disease to other people that they bite. Although the test needs perfecting, it could offer a new cheap and easy way to help diagnose malaria, Prof Audrey Odom John and colleagues say. The prototype breath test detects six different odours or volatile organic compounds to spot cases of malaria. The researchers tried it on breath samples from 35 feverish children in Malawi, some with and some without malaria. It gave an accurate result in 29 of the children, meaning it had a success rate of 83%. This is still too low for the test to be used routinely, but

the researchers hope they can improve its reliability and develop it into an offthe-shelf product. Simple, rapid blood tests for malaria are already available, but they have limits, say the Washington University researchers. Testing blood can be expensive and technically challenging in rural settings. A non-invasive method of detection that does not require blood samples or technical expertise could be of great benefit. Prof James Logan from the London School of Hygiene

and Tropical Medicine said: "The rapid detection of asymptomatic malaria is a challenge for malaria control and will be essential as we move towards achieving the goal of malaria elimination. A new diagnostic tool, based on the detection of volatiles associated with malaria infection is exciting." He said more work was now needed to see if it could be made into a reliable test. The findings are being presented at this year's annual meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.



Diagnostic scans that predict diseases even before symptoms occur The old saying goes: ‘prevention is better than cure’, and this is never truer than it is for our health. Identifying the risk of disease before it strikes allows for the better prevention of that affliction. It is always easier to prevent disease and preserve the body than to treat it. The science behind the diagnosis of disease has advanced to an extent where information in the form of frequencies can be measured and analysed to tell the state of all aspects of a person's health. Over a hundred years ago, scientists observed that every living cell in the body emanates electromagnetic frequencies that can be measured, and that these

frequencies change when an organ becomes diseased. Even more fascinating is that these frequencies will change to indicate disease long before symptoms occur in the body. Today, advanced diagnostic technologies can measure these electromagnetic readings, analyse them and produce an accurate reading of an individual's state of health. In addition to measuring such electromagnetic frequencies, information in the form of impedance (resistance from the skin) can also be analysed, adding to the accuracy of the information collected. Such modern scans are called bio-frequency or bio-resonance scans.

An advanced computer program will interpret the information gathered and produce detailed, current and accurate information on a person’s state of health. This will include the state of inflammation or degeneration of the organs and systems. A check for microbes - viruses, bacteria, fungus; toxins, food allergies, as well as the actual diseases occurring – can also be done. An added benefit of bio resonance scans is that they are non-invasive. This means that the body is not exposed to any form of deadly radiation such as Xrays (produced by conventional X-ray and CT-scans). Bioresonance scans are typically completely com-

puterised. This reduces the likelihood of human error colouring results, a problem which underlies many of the other medical diagnosis including endoscopies and blood tests. Furthermore, advanced bioresonance scans will examine the whole body, rather than the part of the body with a presenting symptom. Other scans typically examine only the area of the body where a symptom is felt. In the human body, the site of pain is not always the source of the disease. A unique feature of bioresonance scans is that they search the body for the cause of diseases. By targeting this, the body can be truly healed. This is differ-

ent from treating the symptoms of disease, which only provides the patient with short term relief - until the disease becomes difficult to manage. At MedB clinic, you can have a bioresonance scan with the most advanced bioresonance diagnostic technology Sensitiv

Imago. Please see the back cover for further information. Do not delay, call the clinic and book a scan to ensure the best for your health. Call MedB for a Full Body Diagnostic Scan – 965 071 745, 966 189 074,

by Night-time eating linked to heart disease Bev Stubbs "Late night food scoffing could lead to greater risk of heart disease and other illnesses such as diabetes," recent reports suggest. Researchers in Mexico found that rats were less able to clear fats from their bloodstream after being fed at a time when they'd normally be resting. The researchers carried out a series of experiments on the rats. The results suggested a region of the brain that regulates circadian rhythm (the body clock that determines how temperature and hormones change during day and night) was responsible for how rats process fat. When the animals were fed during their usual rest period, the researchers found fat from food spent longer as triglycerides in the bloodstream.

High levels of triglycerides in the bloodstream have been found to increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases, including heart attacks. We know that people who work night shifts are at higher risk of heart disease a topic we discussed back in 2014, and that higher levels of triglycerides in the blood may play a part in that. Although this study is in rats and we cannot be sure the results will apply to people, the findings suggest the body is better at processing fats when it is at its most active. While there is little you can do about your work patterns if you work at night, you can eat a healthy diet and take exercise to reduce your overall risk of heart disease. And for those who work during the day, the study suggests it may be best to avoid regularly eating a big meal late at night.


Friday 17th November 2017

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Friday 17th November 2017

Events Calendar Until Saturday 25 November, 2017 Cartagena 37th Cartagena Jazz Festival Until Sunday 26 November, 2017 Calasparra X Tapas and Cocktail Route Friday 17 to Sunday 19 November, 2017 Torre Pacheco Wedding and home furnishing events at the IFEPA. Madrid Shakira in concert. Alicante FirAuto - New and secondhand car and motorbike fair Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November Alicante Vegan Festival Saturday 18 November, 2017 Orihuela Costa Help Vega Baja Xmas Fayre La Marina Rock Concert by Rockin’ Six Elche Concert by Young Musicians in Alicante Province’s orchestra 18h-21h Sunday 19 November, 2017 Orihuela Contemporary Dance with a Flamenco Infusion Show at the Teatro Circo Jalón Valley Christmas Bazaar by Jalón Valley Help from 10 am til 2 pm Urbanización Doña Pepa Christmas Antiques Fair at the La Laguna Hotel Orihuela Costa Xmas Market and live entertainment in Villamartin Plaza area Wednesday 22 November, 2017 Rojales Documentary about the Cuevas de Rojales (Rojales Caves) from 19.30 h Thursday 23 November to Sunday 3 December, 2017 Torrevieja XV Tapas Route Friday 24 - Saturday 25 November, 2017 Torrevieja VIII International Habaneras Competition for Soloists

Local Markets Friday Albatera, Almoines, Banyeres, Benejuzar, Beniarres, Benidoleig, Crevillente, Daimus, Denia (Rastro), El Verger, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Granja de Rocamora, L’ Alfas del Pi, Monforte del Cid, Monstesinos, Moraira, Muro de Alcoi, Oliva, Onil, Petrer, Pilar de la Horadada, Playa de Daimus (summer evenings), Rafol d’ Almunia, Sella, Tibi, Torrevieja, Villalonga. Saturday Alcoi, Alicante, Almoradi, Alqueria, Banyeres, Bellreguard, Benifairo, Benissa, Callosa d’En Sarria, Calpe, Castalla, Castell de Castells, Catral, Elche, Elda , La Font d’En Carros, La Romana, Gaianes, Hondon de las Nieves, Novelda, Ondara, Pedreguer, Tavernes de la Valdigna (summer evenings), San Vicente del Raspeig, Salinas, Relleu, Santa Pola, Xalo (Jalon) Rastro Sunday Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco, Almoradí street market, Lemon Tree Road, Mil Palmeras. Monday Agres, Callosa d’En Sarria, Cox, Denia, Elche, Formentera, Granja de Rocamora, Ibi, La Nucia, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Parcent, Petrer, Penaguila, Playa de Miramar (summer evenings), Monover, Real de Gandia, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santa Pola, Sax, Torremendo, Xeraco Tuesday Alicante (Rastro), Aspe, Altea, Barx, Bellreguard, Benijofar, Campo de Mirra, Castalla, Elda, Orihuela, Palma de Gandia, Piles, Playa de Piles (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Relleu, San Fulgencio, Sella, Tibi, Villalonga, Xalo(Jalon), Xeresa Wednesday Ador, Albatera, Alcoi, Alqueries, Almoines, Banyeres, Barx, Benjema, Beniaries, Benidorm, Benilloba, Benitatxell, Biar, Callosa de Segura, Calpe (Rastro), El Campello, Elda, Guardamar del Segura, La Font d’en Carros, La Mata, Muchamiel, Monforte del Cid, Novelda, Orba, Ondara, Petrer, Polop, Potries, Rotova, San Miguel de Salinas, Sella, Teulada Thursday Agost, Agres, Albatera, Alguena, Alicante, Aspe, Benidoleig, Campoamor near Cabo Roig medical centre, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Pego, Playe de Bellreguard (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Rojales, Tavernes de Valldigna, Villajoyosa, Xabia (Javia), Xixona (Jijona)



I love Brummies, having worked for the Beeb in their wonderful Pebble Mill building (now sadly demolished) and being brought up in the Midlands, where back in the sixties and seventies, you only ever heard of Birmingham in the regional television bulletins. From Amy Turtle and Meg Mortimer/Richardson in the Kings Oak motel in Crossroads through to Jasper Carrott, and now the Shelbys on Peaky Blinders, I’ve always found Brummies to be straight-talking with a sense of fun. There was a cliffhanger and a half on the last series of the splendid Peaky Blinders, and the gangster drama bounded back onto BBC 2 on Wednesday with the hangman’s noose in evidence, only for a last-second pardon to be executed (if that’s the right word) with Tommy (Cillian Murphy) using his contact with Winston Churchill to undo what he did at the end of the last run. We’ve a new enemy for the Shelbys in the shape of Adrien Brody looking for a revenge, plus

Playing A Blinder

there’s still Tom Hardy’s wonderful character, Alfie Solomons to still pop up, and there’s that great contemporary soundtrack to feast on. I love every second of it Sajan was the latest candidate to be shown the door by Lord Sugar on The Apprentice (BBC 1) this week, but I reckon the good Lord must be soiling himself over who, if anybody, deserves a quarter of a million quid for an investment. I’ve never seen such a useless bunch, but it doesn’t half make for some entertaining television, as both sides made an almighty dogs dinner over marketing a new car. The Norman village setting for a car advert had me in stitches and of course there was the florist aka Wicked Witch Elizabeth at the centre of it all. Does she ever shut up? Not to disagree with Lord Sugar, but why is she still there? She is, of course, television gold and the producers must have whispered in his ear that she has to stay on because she is the star of the show.

I got very excited about the return of Howard’s Way on a Sunday night on BBC 1 until I realised that I had misread the listing, and instead it was the start of a sumptious adaptation of the E.M. Forster novel, Howard’s End. So much for hearing old Jack Rolfe chuntering on about the merits of wooden boats, but instead we have got Agent Peggy Carter from the Marvel movies and the television show in the shape of Hayley Atwell as prim and proper Margaret Schlegal in a top quality Sunday night treat. This look at class and society in 1910 felt just as relevant today and you quickly forgot the Edwardian settings and got hooked into the story with Atwell and Matthew Macfadyen leading a raft of super performances, with the only negative being some poor sound quality in some scenes. This is far from the first time this has happened and why are quality broadcasters like the BBC allowing this to happen? Howard’s End was the third part of a “killer” trifecta

for BBC 1 on Sunday, as 10-million plus audiences watched the Strictly results show, followed by the wonderful Blue Planet II. What an advertisement for everything that a public broadcaster should be doing in terms of variety, whilst poor old ITV is stumbling along with just four million viewers for The X Factor. It’s actually a bit of a shame for them as this current season has in my view produced the most

original group ever plus three outstanding solo singers. Give it a shot and you may be pleasantly surprised. Alongside Lucky Man, Tin Star starring Tim Roth, is easily one of the best dramas that Sky has produced, and they needed it after some top draw duds earlier in the year. If you thought Peaky Blinders had a heck of a finish in the last series, we’ve also been given one

at the end of the current run, but how stupid of Sky, as their continuity announcer babbled on about the price of fish over the closing credits, not to tell viewers that a second series is in production. In fact it was commissioned even before series one aired, and not to have mentioned it at the end showed a disrespect for the audience, who would largely have been unaware that there’s more to come.

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Friday Cain is worried when Faith turns up at the garage and claims that something is wrong with Moira. He gets in the car with her, but Faith has tricked him and takes him back to their childhood home. As we get a glimpse into Cain’s childhood, will this bring him closer to Faith or make their relationship worse?

Elsewhere, Moira confides her deepest fears and explains why she’s been behaving so strangely Friday Rana calls at Kate’s around Isaac. flat and tells her that she Wednesday Chrissie only has to say the word reaches breaking point, as and she’ll call off the wedLachlan is nowhere to be ding so they can be togethseen and she’s convinced er. that he’s taken his own life after the recent backlash Kate orders Rana to leave, but is that the end of it? against him. Is Chrissie right to be so Meanwhile, Phelan offers Seb his job back to spite worried about her son? Anna. Elsewhere, having discovered Norris visited Darlington in 1961, Colin confides in Moira that he reckons Norris might be his father.

Meanwhile, duces Tom and he wins Monday Aaron decides to warn Belle after hearing that Lachlan has shown threatening behaviour, almost hurting Seb and also hiding a prostitute.

Elsewhere, conflicted.

Clearly drunk, Kate phones Rana and leaves a mesDebbie intro- sage, telling her to call off to the family her wedding as she loves them all over. her and wants to be with her. Megan feels

Elsewhere, Debbie seems reluctant to spend time with Tom.

Tuesday Robert is caught off guard when Rebecca mentions that she’s just seen something surprising. Robert panics as he realises the cat is out of the bag, but he attempts to worm his way out of the situation. Meanwhile, Debbie is annoyed when a set of new furniture arrives at Jacob’s Fold and she snaps at Tom for surprising

the road and straight into the path of the Bistro van. Hearing Izzy scream, Robert darts into the road, but will he save Joseph?

Thursday While out on a quad bike with Tom, Sarah crashes and is knocked unconscious. Debbie fears the worst over her daughter, but will Sarah be okay?

As their families gather at the register office, glances nervously at his watch, wondering where Rana has got to. Will she stand him up?

Meanwhile, after dropping Meanwhile, Chrissie con- the bombshell that Nicola tinues to fear the worst is carrying Gary’s baby, Phelan offers Anna a deal. over Lachlan. Anna also tells Gary about Elsewhere, Bernice is hor- Phelan’s latest blackmail. rified as the saga over Mrs Dumphreys’ money contin- Monday Out of concern, Daniel tells Michelle that ues. Robert never attended his Debbie struggles to cope doctor’s appointment. after Sarah’s accident, but Michelle gently approachwill she blame Tom for es Robert and reveals that what happened? she knows he didn’t see Meanwhile, Nicola heads the doctor. Robert refuses to church to attend Mrs to discuss it, but Michelle Dumphreys’ funeral, while makes him promise to get Bernice sets a plan of her his lump checked out. own into motion. Suddenly Joseph runs into

sentimental items from the family too.

Monday Lee’s friend Moose returns to Albert Square and Woody gets jealous when it’s clear that he likes Whitney.

Michelle cradles an unconscious Robert, while Kate phones for an ambulance. Later in the hospital, the doctor confirms that Robert will make a full recovery after the accident. When Tracy points out that Robert has always had an aversion to hospitals since his dad’s cancer, Michelle realises why he’s putting up such a fight against getting his lump checked out. Meanwhile, out to cause trouble, Tracy lets slip to Chesney that she saw Sinead heading up to Daniel’s flat shortly before the crash. Wednesday The urologist breaks the news to Robert that the lump is most likely malignant.

Belle is shocked when Lachlan doesn’t deny Aaron’s accusations. Will this be the end of their relationship? Meanwhile, Harriet voices concerns for Cain’s welfare.


Friday 17th November 2017

Robert reels when he hears that they’ll have to remove his testis. Will he agree to the operation? Meanwhile, Sally’s mayoral inauguration party is in full swing at Number 4. Sally is in her element, until two bailiffs arrive, presenting her with a court order to take goods up to the value of £5,000. As they help themselves to her furniture, Sally is horrified to discover that the debt is in Gina’s name. Robert stubbornly refuses to accept his diagnosis, even though he’s been told that he needs his operation as soon as possible. Robert also hides his big news from Michelle, but will she realise something is amiss?

Woody tries to mark his territory by telling Moose that he and Whitney are getting married. However, Moose retaliates by revealing that Whitney has already received her divorce papers through from Lee – something she hadn’t told Woody. Meanwhile, Lauren feels threatened when she comes face-to-face with Josh’s ex-girlfriend Imogen, who seizes this opportunity to manipulate her and stir up trouble. Concerned by what Imogen tells her, Lauren starts to doubt Josh. Even though they share a kiss, Lauren’s concerns get the better of her. Elsewhere, Karen panics when she discovers that the loan shark she owes money to has collected Riley and Chatham from their after-school club and brought them home.

Meanwhile, Woody asks Whitney why she didn’t tell him about Lee filing for divorce. As tensions between Moose and Woody escalate, they fight and this ruins Whitney’s plans for a night at the theatre with Woody. Thursday Ben ends up with Luke’s wallet by mistake. The mix-up leads to Ben discovering something about Luke’s business that worries him, but what will he do about it? Meanwhile, when Karen confides in Linda about her desperate situation, Linda begs Mick to lend Karen the money she needs to get back on her feet.

When the results of the junior doctor prize are revealed, Fredrik is determined to get Hanssen’s attention and seeks guidance from Nina. However, Fredrik is unprepared for what ensues.

Tuesday Karen gets the children out of the house

so that she can deal with loan shark Lloyd, but he’s more ruthless than ever and keeps the upper hand. Later, Keanu is horrified to return home to find that the loan shark has taken the TV away. However, that’s only the start of it as Lloyd decides to take some more

Meanwhile, it’s the day of Donna’s interview for Ric’s case. However, when Ric receives some shocking news, Donna is stunned.. Elsewhere, with offers from eager mentors Oliver and Roxanna, Damon finds himself spoiled for choice, but a call to his doctor brings an unusual complication.

Week Days 08:00 Breakfast with Peter Hurst 11:00 Mornings with Dennis Christian - DC, AM to PM 14:00 Afternoons with Alex Trelinski - Alex in the Afternoon. 17:00 Drivetime (AKA Tea Time) with Mark Nolan

Weekends Saturday 09:00 Breakfast with Tim Bridge 12:00 Saturday Afternoons with Paul Norman 15:00 Saturday Sports with Alex Trelinski 18:00 Entertainment Power 20:00 Northern Soul

Sunday 09:00 Breakfast with Tim Bridge 12:00 Soul & Mowtown 14:00 Gary Jackson 16:00 The Retro Chart 18:00 Classic Country

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Friday TV 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 The Housing Enforcers 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Getting the Builders In 12:45 Fugitives 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Impossible 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Royal Recipes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Children in Need Tess Daly and Ade Adepitan introduce a night of entertainment as the BBC's annual appeal night gets under way, beginning with a performance from the hit West End musical Annie featuring Strictly judge Craig Revel Horwood as Miss Hannigan. The cast members of EastEnders reveal hidden talents as they sing their way round the Square in a show-stopping musical medley. Plus, the Children's Choir performs live in unison across the nation and some deserving children get the surprise of their lives. Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc host as the presenters of Countryfile swap their Wellington boots for cowboy boots in an unmissable performance. Plus, the Rickshaw Challenge team from The One Show crosses the finish line and some Children in Need project workers come face to face with one of their heroes. 23:00 News 23:40 Children in Need 01:30 DIY SOS 02:30 Children in Need 04:00 Weather 04:05 News

07:00 The Hairy Builder 07:30 The Housing Enforcers 08:15 Getting the Builders In 09:00 Gardeners’ World 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 World Cup Rugby League 15:00 Live: Nitto ATP Finals Tennis 17:45 Talking Comedy 18:15 Street Auction 19:00 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Former “Holby City” actors Tina Hobley and Sharon Maughan are traversing the beautiful Cotswold countryside in search of some classy antiques to sell at auction. 21:00 Mastermind John Humphrys presents another episode of the classic quiz. The subjects are “The Vicar of Dibley”, the novels of George Orwell, roman coinage and Harold Wilson. 21:30 Only Connect The Wanderers and Inquisitors return. 22:00 Extreme Wives with Kate Humble Kate gains extraordinary access to the intensely private Ultra Orthodox Haredim in Jerusalem whose lives are governed by strict laws. The Haredim reject media intrusion, but a Rabbi has agreed to meet Kate. 23:00 Children in Need 23:40 Newsnight 00:15 Snowfall 01:00 Panorama 01:30 Louis Theroux 02:30 Army: Behind the New Frontlines 03:30 This Is BBC Two

Grenfell’s Hidden Victims on BBC Two Next Year

Reggie Yates: Searching For Grenfell’s Hidden Victims (w/t) goes behind the headlines on a personal mission to unearth the human stories of the many residents whose lives were lost in the fire and about whom so very little is known. Amid the aftermath that followed the Grenfell Tower fire - calls for justice, claims of conspiracy, accusations of social apartheid - it’s easy to forget that there is still so much we don’t know about many of those that died, who they were and how they lived before the fire. Reggie’s detailed search into these lives will give BBC Two audience a new and very personal perspective on this national tragedy. With at least 20 victims who are only known by name, and the Coroner’s Court

reporting on the cause of death for 'unidentified adult males' every week, Reggie will use every tool available to him - phone records, Skype and social media as well as official records - to track down information, and follow the trail of evidence wherever it takes him to discover more about the lost victims of one of the most horrific tragedies in recent London history. Reggie hopes to piece together the human stories behind the tragedy, putting an individual identity and face to the names and piecing together complex truths about some of those lives. The film will shine a light on the economic and cultural forces that continues to push people out of their homes and pull so many to London.


07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 News 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Cain is reflective. 20:30 Coronation Street Rana spends her wedding day thinking of Kate. 21:00 Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears Ray Mears visits one of Earth’s last great marine wildernesses, where he encounters the world’s largest oyster. 21:30 Coronation Street Anna tells Gary about Phelan’s latest blackmail. 22:00 Gone to Pot: American Road Trip Linda Robson, Pam St Clement, Christopher Biggins, John Fashanu and Bobby George reach Colorado, home to the famous Rocky Mountains and one of the very first States to legalise the recreational use of marijuana. In Denver, Bobby, Fash and Linda pay their respects at a very different type of church - the International Church of Cannabis. Also on their tour itinerary is a look inside a state-licensed marijuana operation 23:00 News 23:40 Film The Chronicles of Riddick (14) 01:45 Jackpot247 04:00 Storage Hoarders

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 My Kitchen Rules UK 15:10 Countdown 16:00 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun 17:00 Coast vs Country 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Steph and Dom’s One Star to Five Star 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 20:30 Unreported World Sophie Morgan reports from Australia where leaked footage of the shocking treatment of young prisoners in a juvenile detention centre in the county’s Northern Territory has sparked outcry and a government inquiry. 21:00 Food Unwrapped The team investigate why some supermarket food prices have soared this year, and reveal how technology can help us save money, from dynamic pricing to innovative packaging.

20:00 The Gadget Show The gang take Craig on a bus from Birmingham to Weston-super-Mare, competing to give him the best techy road trip experience ever. At the end, Craig decides on the winner. 21:00 World’s Greatest Bridges Brooklyn Bridge was the world’s longest suspension bridge when opened in 1883 and it’s construction is a classic New York tale featuring big money, corruption, ambition, death, tragedy and a saga of people who realised a dream against all the odds.

22:00 Gogglebox Britain’s favourite TV viewers share their insightful critiques of the week’s biggest and best shows, including Tattoo Artist of the Year, Antiques Roadshow, The Supervet, Britain’s Got Talent and The Island.

22:00 Eight Days That Made Rome Exploring 32BC when Octavian stole the secret will of Mark Antony, his most dangerous political rival. The document’s release gave Octavian crucial support in the civil war that followed and allowed him to establish himself as Rome’s first emperor.

23:00 The Last Leg 00:05 First Dates 01:10 The Simpsons 02:05 Film Your Highness (18) 03:50 Humans

23:00 Bog Bodies Secrets Revealed 00:05 Conspiracy 01:00 SuperCasino 04:10 When Calls the Heart

BBC Announces Drama The Little Drummer Girl

On the heels of the wildly successful and award-winning series The Night Manager; The Ink Factory, BBC and AMC announce next John Le Carré project The Little Drummer Girl. Florence Pugh to star in the Park Chan-wook directed series Following BAFTA, Golden Globe and Emmy Awardwinning series The Night Manager (starring Tom Hiddleston, Hugh Laurie and Olivia Colman), The Ink Factory, BBC One and AMC announced today that the next project the three companies will be adapting into a six-part mini-series will be John le Carré’s best-selling literary masterpiece The Little Drummer Girl. Set in the late 1970s, The Little Drummer Girl weaves a dynamic and exciting story

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:15 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! 13:10 News 13:15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 14:10 Access 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:10 Film - Crazy for Christmas 18:00 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News

of espionage and international intrigue; of love and betrayal. In this high-stakes drama, set against the background of rising tensions in the Middle East, a young, brilliant actress Charlie (Pugh) prepares for her ultimate role in ‘the theatre of the real’. Park Chan-wook says: "Of le Carré’s many masterpieces, the one I love ahead of any other is The Little Drummer Girl. At the core of this story is an extremely painful, but thrilling, romance. This is what makes the story universal, reaching beyond borders and languages and remaining incredibly current. "To adapt such a great work without losing its integrity, it needs the time and depth of a television series.”

07:00 The Cube 07:45 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 08:10 Dinner Date 09:00 Emmerdale 10:00 Planet’s Got Talent 10:30 Ellen DeGeneres 11:20 Dinner Date 12:20 Dress to Impress 13:20 Emmerdale 14:20 Planet’s Got Talent 14:50 Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 Jeremy Kyle 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 00:00 American Dad! 01:00 Ghosted 01:30 The Keith Lemon Sketch Show ITV 3 07:00 On the Buses 07:25 Coronation Street 08:15 Heartbeat 09:15 Wild at Heart 10:10 Judge Judy 11:35 A Touch of Frost 13:40 Wild at Heart 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:45 A Touch of Frost 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Midsomer Murders 23:00 Endeavour 01:00 Mr Selfridge 02:05 Film - Chicago (14) 04:05 A Touch of Frost ITV 4 07:00 Football’s Greatest 07:10 The Chase 08:55 Storage Wars 09:50 Pawn Stars 10:45 Ironside 11:50 Quincy, M.E. 12:55 The Sweeney 13:55 River Monsters 14:30 ITV Racing: Live from Cheltenham 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Storage Wars 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Film - The World Is Not Enough (14) 23:40 Film - Cliffhanger (15) 01:50 The Sweeney

Martin Clunes Denies Doc Martin Will Be Ending

Martin Clunes has no immediate plans to retire Portwenn's grumpiest GP Doc Martin, despite claims that the much-loved show would be coming to an end after series nine. The series 8 finale aired on ITV last week, which featured the very welcome return of Hollywood actress Sigourney Weaver as American tourist Beth Traywick. She delighted viewers as she appeared at the Cornish surgery for a meeting with Clunes's doctor Martin. It had initially been reported that the show would end

after series 8, then it was claimed that it would be concluding in 2018 with series 9. But Clunes said that the drama has only been commissioned by ITV until series 9, so it could continue beyond then depending on the plans of the broadcaster. 'That was the last one [series 9] we had commissioned,' the actor explained. 'We don't just decide to make it on our own, ITV have to commission it.' 'And ITV has commissioned the ninth. We don't have a commission beyond that. Ask me again in two years.'


Friday 17th November 2017

Michael McIntyre's Big Show

Lost Films of the British Army

Saturday - BBCOne The comedian returns with the third series of his family entertainment show, recorded in front of a live audience at London's Theatre Royal on Drury Lane. He begins proceedings this time around with music by charttopping Scottish singersongwriter Emeli SandĂŠ, and a stand-up set by Joe Lycett, before returning to the stage to deliver some of his own new material. Former Labour Party politician Ed Balls plays Celebrity

Sunday - Channel4

Send to All, and Michael gives one unsuspecting member of the public their

Documentary about filmed messages made 15 minutes of fame in by British soldiers serving in Burma during Unexpected Star of the the Second World War, which were recently Show. recovered in a Manchester Town Hall base-

The Jonathan Ross Show

I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!

Sunday - ITV

Saturday - ITV

interview show concludes.

The host welcomes one final round of guests to take a seat in his green room, as his long-running celebrity

This time, he is joined by comedy actor, writer and stand-up star Peter Kay, The Hobbit and Beauty and the

Beast actor Luke Evans, and actress and singer Sheridan Smith, speaking in the wake of the release of her self-titled debut album. Last in the series.

ment. The footage features messages from the soldiers to their families at home, including a father speaking to a daughter he has not met, a decorated veteran troubled by the thought of killing, and a gunner longing to return to the woman he loved.

Ant and Dec present the celebrity survival challenge, as another batch of famous faces are flown out to the Australian jungle, where they can look forward to completing the usual round of tough daily tasks and dreaded Bushtucker Trials

until one of them is chosen as this year's king or queen. Here is the full line-up: Stanley Johnson - former MEP and father of foreign secretary Boris. Amir Khan - former boxing world champion. Shappi Khorsandi comedian and author. Jamie Lomas - Warren Fox on Hollyoaks. Jack

Maynard - YouTube star and DJ. Jennie McAlpine Fiz Brown on Corrie. Georgia "Toff" Toffolo from Made in Chelsea. Rebekah Vardy - wife of Leicester and England striker Jamie. Vanessa White one of The Saturdays. Dennis Wise - ex-Chelsea hardnut.

Saturday TV 07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Nigella: At My Table 13:00 Football Focus 14:00 News 14:15 World Cup Rugby League 15:00 Live: International Rugby Union Wales v Georgia 17:30 Final Score 18:10 Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme 18:40 News 19:00 Pointless Celebrities 19:45 Strictly Come Dancing The star-studded dance contest reaches its most dazzling annual milestone, as the eight remaining pro-celebrity duos depart from London and head north to the Lancashire coast, where they put their skills to the test against the iconic backdrop of Blackpool Tower Ballroom. 21:10 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show Featuring music from Emeli Sandé, stand up comedy from rising star Joe Lycett, comedy material from Michael himself and Strictly hero Ed Balls plays Celebrity Send To All. And one unsuspecting member of the public will get the surprise of their life.

07:15 Holiday of My Lifetime With Len Goodman 08:00 Nature’s Weirdest Events 08:30 Naomi’s Nightmares of Nature 09:00 Deadly 60 09:30 Show Me What You’re Made Of 10:00 Saturday Mash-Up 12:00 Natural World 13:00 Rick Stein’s Long Weekends 14:00 Italy Unpacked 15:00 Live: Nitto ATP Finals Tennis 17:30 Mastermind 18:00 Live: International Rugby Union - Scotland v New Zealand 20:30 International Rugby Union Lee McKenzie presents highlights of England’s clash with Australia. 21:30 Dad’s Army Walker arranges for Jones to get some illicit pigeons.

22:10 Casualty It’s the day of Charlotte’s Christening and Dylan tries in vain to speak to a flustered and pre-occupied Robyn before she enters the staff room.

22:00 My Country: A Work in Progress A TV adaptation of the National Theatre production of the same name, written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and director Rufus Norris. Compiled in the days following the Brexit vote, using testimonies from people aged nine to 97, the play interweaves real interviews with speeches from party leaders, as Britannia a personification of the nation itself - calls a meeting to listen to the opinions of her people.

23:00 News 23:20 Match of the Day 00:50 The NFL Show 01:20 Film - Man on the Moon (14) 03:10 Weather 03:15 News

22:55 QI XL 23:40 David Gilmour Live at Pompeii 00:40 Film - Spike Island (15) 02:20 Film - Badlands (14) 03:50 This Is BBC Two


07:00 CITV 10:25 Saturday Morning with James Martin 12:20 Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape 12:50 News 12:55 The X Factor 14:30 ITV Racing: Live from Cheltenham 17:00 Thunderbirds Are Go 17:30 The Harbour 18:00 The Cruise 18:30 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs 19:00 News 19:15 Catchphrase 19:50 You’ve Been Framed! 20:15 Ninja Warrior UK Ben Shephard, Rochelle Humes and Chris Kamara host as the fourth heat of the competition gets under way. More competitors from across the nation test their strength, speed and courage on the infamous obstacle course, and those who make it to the end of the run face one final task scaling the heights of Mount Midoriyama. 21:10 The X Factor The musical talent show enters its fourth weekend of live eliminations, as Dermot welcomes the surviving acts back to the stage for another performance. 22:40 The Jonathan Ross Show In the last of the series, Jonathan welcomes comedy star Peter Kay, Hollywood star Luke Evans and award-winning actress and singer Sheridan Smith.

07:10 Challenge Family Triathlon 07:40 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:30 Frasier 09:25 The Big Bang Theory 10:25 The Simpsons 12:50 Come Dine with Me 15:30 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 17:30 Best Laid Plans 18:35 Grand Designs 19:30 News

07:00 Milkshake 11:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:35 The Gadget Show 12:30 Access 12:35 Film - A Christmas Truce 14:20 Film - Deck the Halls (PG) 16:05 Film - A Belle for Christmas (PG) 18:00 Film - Christmas in Homestead

20:00 Volatile Earth A look at the Great Hurricane of 1780, the most powerful event of its kind on record, and considering whether Earth’s warming climate could lead to more.

20:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! A debtor in London ties his car to a tree to stop agents taking it in payment, a church ministry owes rent and a barber owes a business consultancy.

21:00 First Humans: The Cave Discovery This documentary charts an astounding archaeological investigation that has discovered the remains of an entirely new species of human ancestor. 22:00 Film - Lucy A courier is kidnapped and forced to become a drug mule. When she is exposed to the experimental chemicals she is smuggling, it boosts her intelligence and reflexes to superhuman levels. She uses her newfound abilities to get revenge on her captors, but as the process continues, she evolves into something more than human. (14) Thriller, starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman.

23:40 ITV News 23:55 Rambo: First Blood (15) 01:40 Jackpot247 04:00 The Hungry Sailors 04:50 ITV Nightscreen

23:45 Film - R.I.P.D. (PG) 01:35 The Simpsons 02:25 The Last Leg 03:20 Hollyoaks

07:00 CITV 10:25 News 10:30 Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears 11:00 Peston on Sunday 12:05 Film - Carry On Screaming (PG) 13:55 News 14:05 The X Factor 15:35 Midsomer Murders 17:30 Elton John: The Nation’s Favourite Song 19:05 News

07:00 Kevin Can Wait 08:10 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Frasier 10:30 Sunday Brunch 13:30 Jamie’s Quick and Easy Food 14:00 The Simpsons 16:00 Film - Mr. Popper’s Penguins 17:50 News 18:20 Film - Men in Black II (PG)

20:55 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Gareth and Mitch are in North Devon with a writ to recover over £8,000 owed by a dissatisfied customer to a supplier of windows and doors. In Nottingham, Stewart and Elmor are on an eviction that will test their patience to the limits. 21:55 News 22:00 Football Colin Murray introduces highlights from the weekend’s games in the Championship, including Reading v Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa at Loftus Road and Sheffield Wednesday v Bristol City at Hillsborough. 23:25 NCIS: New Orleans14+ 00:20 NCIS: New Orleans14+ 01:15 SuperCasino 04:10 The Haunting of Briar House

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:50 Emmerdale Omnibus 10:25 Coronation Street Omnibus 13:15 Take Me Out 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 15:00 Film Beethoven’s 2nd 16:50 Film - Step Up (PG) 19:00 Film - Jack the Giant Slayer (PG) 21:10 Film - Quantum of Solace (14) 23:25 Celebrity Juice 00:10 Family Guy 02:00 American Dad! 02:55 Release the Hounds 03:50 Teleshopping ITV 3 07:00 Murder, She Wrote 08:50 Heidi 10:50 Wycliffe 12:00 Columbo 14:00 Foyle’s War 16:00 Midsomer Murders 00:05 The Syndicate 01:15 Foyle’s War 03:00 ITV3 Nightscreen 03:30 Teleshopping ITV 4 07:00 Football’s Greatest 07:05 River Monsters 07:30 The Avengers 08:25 The Sweeney 09:25 Motorsport UK 10:30 ITV Racing 11:30 Fishing Impossible 12:35 The Big Fish Off 13:35 Shed & Buried 15:35 Film - The Alamo (PG) 18:55 Hornblower 20:55 River Monsters 22:00 An Audience with Billy Connolly 23:05 Film American Gangster (18) 02:10 The Sweeney 03:10 The Classic Car Show 04:00 Teleshopping

Sunday TV 07:00 Breakfast 08:25 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 News 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:15 Homes Under the Hammer 14:45 Money for Nothing 15:30 Escape to the Country 16:00 Songs of Praise 16:35 Children in Need 17:50 Blue Planet II 18:50 News

05:30 Rugby League World Cup Quarter-Final 08:30 Great British Garden Revival 09:35 Countryfile 10:30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00 Food & Drink 12:30 My Life on a Plate 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 International Rugby Union 15:00 World Cup Rugby League 16:30 Wild Brazil 17:30 Coast 18:00 Flog It!

19:15 Countryfile Charlotte Smith meets the man who’s made it his sole mission to save the barbel in the Old River Lea.

19:00 Live: Nitto ATP Finals Tennis Sue Barker presents coverage from day eight at the O2 in London, featuring the final of the singles competition. Last year's showpiece match saw Andy Murray win this title for the first time in his career following a 63, 6-4 victory over Novak Djokovic, which also meant he would end the year as the number one-ranked player in the world.

20:15 Strictly Come Dancing Tess and Claudia present the Results Show from the legendary Blackpool Tower Ballroom. 21:00 Blue Planet II Wildlife that live thousands of kilometres from land, featuring footage of baby turtles using debris as life rafts and whales sharks embarking on lengthy voyages across the Pacific to the point where it is safest to give birth.

22:00 This World The controversy surrounding Britain's international cyclists, examining how Dave Brailsford and Shane Sutton have led the nation to a run of recent success22:00 Howard’s End After es in both the Olympics and the death of Mrs. Wilcox her the Tour de France, even family is further thrown by as their methods have sufher final request. fered criticism. 23:00 News 23:30 Match of the Day 2 00:15 Ronny Chieng 00:45 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show 01:45 Weather 01:50 News

23:00 Snowfall 23:40 Mock the Week 00:10 Film - The Lighthouse (15) 01:50 Question Time 02:50 Holby City 03:50 This Is BBC Two

20:00 Messages Home: Lost Films of the British Army Recently rediscovered World War II footage reveals British soldiers in Burma recording filmed messages to their loved ones back home. These extraordinary films reveal stories including a lovelorn gunner yearning for his sweetheart, a father speaking to a daughter he'd 20:30 The X Factor never met, a decorated war Continuing the fourth week- hero traumatised by the end of live shows as the lives he took. remaining contestants sing their hearts out. Dermot 21:00 Guy Martin’s WWI O’Leary hosts and a big Tank Guy builds a working name guest performs live. replica of a First World War tank to mark the centenary 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... of the Battle of Cambrai, Get Me Out of Here! Ant and takes his tank driving and Dec return with a new test so he can take his creseries and a fresh batch of ation on to the streets for celebrities ready to take on Lincoln's Remembrance the jungle, but will they all Day parade. He also delves be brave enough to cope into the history of the earliwith the journey? est armoured vehicles and the soldiers who crewed. 23:45 News 00:05 Peston on Sunday 01:00 Gone to 23:00 Gogglebox 00:00 Pot: American Road Trip Film - Atonement (14) 01:50 Jackpot247 04:00 02:15 The Secret Life of... Motorsport UK 04:50 ITV 03:10 The Supervet 04:05 Nightscreen Grand Designs Australia 19:30 The Chase: Celebrity Special Bradley Walsh presents as celebrity contestants Mark Billingham, Aldo Zilli, Lucy Pargeter and Joey Essex pit their wits against ruthless quiz genius the Chaser in the hope of winning a potential prize pot worth thousands of pounds.

07:00 Milkshake 11:00 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:35 Football 12:50 Cruising with Jane McDonald 13:10 Cats Make You Laugh Out Loud 13:40 Film - Chasing Christmas 15:20 Film Santa Who? 17:10 Film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG) 20:00 Christmas Makes You Laugh Out Loud Iain Lee narrates an entertaining compilation of the most amusing and outrageous Christmas themed videos that have taken the internet by storm. Featuring cringe-worthy moments such as the performances of out-of-tune carol singers and a truly unforgettable star of a nativity play. 21:00 Aviva Premiership Rugby Mark DurdenSmith and David Flatman present the best action from across the weekend. 21:55 News 22:00 Ken Dodd... In My Own Words The tattyfilarious tale of a true showman and Britain’s hardest working comedian. 00:05 Another Audience With Ken Dodd 01:20 Britain’s Best Double Acts 02:15 SuperCasino 04:10 Closed Behind GPs: Doors

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:15 The Cube 08:05 Coronation Street Omnibus 11:00 LA Story 11:30 Ready, Set, Style 11:55 Third Wheel 12:30 The X Factor 14:00 Take Me Out 15:15 You’ve Been Framed! 16:15 Film Happy Feet Two 18:20 Film - Despicable Me 20:10 Film - Inception (PG) 23:15 Family Guy 23:45 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp 00:45 Family Guy 01:45 American Dad! ITV 3 07:00 On the Buses 07:25 Agatha Christie’s Marple 09:10 Heartbeat 11:15 Murder, She Wrote 14:20 Film - Murder on the Orient Express (PG) 16:55 Columbo 19:00 Wycliffe 20:05 Agatha Christie’s Marple 22:00 The Syndicate 23:10 Film - The Theory of Everything 01:35 The Knock ITV 4 07:00 Football’s Greatest 07:20 The Sweeney 09:05 The Protectors 09:40 Pawn Stars 14:30 ITV Racing: Live from Cheltenham 17:00 Film The Alamo (PG) 20:15 Football’s Greatest 20:30 River Monsters 21:00 The Chase: Celebrity Special 22:00 Film - Cliffhanger (15)

32 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Claimed and Shamed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 The Housing Enforcers 12:45 The Sheriffs Are Coming 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Armchair Detectives 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Royal Recipes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Fake Britain Matt Allwright looks at the prom dress that ruined one teenager’s big day, the memory cards that put precious moments at risk and the headlamp bulbs that could cause an accident. 21:00 EastEnders Whitney gets a surprise visitor. 21:30 Would I Lie to You? Lee Mack and David Mitchell are joined by guests David Baddiel, Ed Balls, Jo Brand and Kimberly Wyatt. 22:00 Elizabeth and Philip: Love and Duty As the Queen and Prince Philip approach their 70th wedding anniversary, Kirsty Young looks back at the platinum couple’s remarkable life together to celebrate the longest royal marriage. 23:00 News 23:45 Stalkers 00:45 The Apprentice 01:45 Weather 01:50 News

Friday 17th November 2017

07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 The Housing Enforcers 08:15 Getting the Builders In 09:00 The Big Family Cooking Showdown 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The Link 14:45 Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip 15:15 Going Back, Giving Back 16:00 WPC 56 16:45 Oxford Street Revealed 17:15 Wartime Farm 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 News 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Lachlan is confronted. 20:30 Coronation Street Sinead jumps at the chance to let her hair down.

21:00 University Challenge Quiz.

21:00 The Harbour The mixed summer ends on a high when late sunshine gives businesses a boost, while the boats are taken out of the water and onto the quayside to signal the end of the season as the residents recover and prepare for another winter.

21:30 Nigella: At My Table Featuring some of Nigella’s favourites, including fried bread and tomato hash.

21:30 Coronation Street Sinead is shaken by Joseph’s brush with disaster.

22:00 This World Filmmaker David Modell follows Labour MPs through an extraordinary six months in the life of their party, through the election and its aftermath, as the shocking result changes British politics.

22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Ant and Dec return to host the latest stage as contestants acclimatise to their jungle surroundings and get better acquainted with one another.

20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Anthea Turner and Andi Peters team up with Charles Hanson and Margie Cooper.

23:00 Insert Name Here 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 Exodus 01:15 Countryfile 02:10 Blue Planet II 03:10 This Is BBC Two

23:30 News 00:15 Serial Killer with Piers Morgan 01:15 Gone to Pot 02:05 Jackpot247 04:00 Jeremy Kyle 04:55 ITV Nightscreen

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 15:10 Countdown 16:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 17:00 Coast vs Country 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 21:00 Dispatches Reporter Tazeen Ahmad investigates the so-called “dementia tax”. 21:30 Tricks of the Restaurant Trade Sophie Morgan tries out the new flat iron steak from the States, which is healthier and cheaper than our usual cuts. In Newcastle, Simon Rimmer meets the only British-born pizzaiolo in exclusive True Italy’s Neapolitan Pizza Association. 22:00 999: What’s Your Emergency? This edition focuses on Wiltshire Police and South West Ambulance call handlers who regularly find themselves counselling people with severe mental healt . 23:00 First Dates 00:05 Naked Attraction 01:05 A Very British Brothel 02:05 One Born Every Minute 03:00 Film - I Wish (PG)

Monday TV 07:30 Dinner Date 08:20 Emmerdale 08:45 Coronation Street 09:45 Ellen DeGeneres 10:35 Dinner Date 11:30 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 13:15 Emmerdale 13:45 Coronation Street 14:45 Ellen DeGeneres 15:35 Jeremy Kyle 18:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 20:35 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 20:00 FIA World Rally Family Guy 22:30 Ghosted Championship Highlights 23:00 American Dad! 23:30 from Australia of the final I’m a Celebrity... Extra round of the 2017 FIA Camp World Rally Championship, the ITV 3 Kennards Hire Rally. 07:00 Coronation Street 21:00 Sinkholes: Buried 07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 Underground In Ripon, a Wild at Heart 09:55 Judge woman recalls how a huge Judy 11:20 A Touch of Frost hole opened up next to her 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:35 15:40 house more than 60 feet Heartbeat wide and 30 feet deep. In Coronation Street 16:45 A Florida, a sinkhole Touch of Frost 19:00 appeared directly below a Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, property, sucking a resi- She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Endeavour dent deep underground.

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:15 GPs: Behind Closed Doors 13:10 News 13:15 The Gadget Show 14:10 Access 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 NCIS: New Orleans 16:15 Film - A Nanny for Christmas 18:00 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News

22:00 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys Chris explores the five countries of the Balkan region, which boasted an extensive state-run railway network before the break-up of Yugoslavia. 23:00 Inside the Tube: Going Underground 00:05 Super Scary Plane Landings 01:05 Aircrash 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order

ITV 4 07:10 The Chase 08:50 Storage Wars 09:40 Pawn Stars 10:35 Ironside 11:40 Quincy, M.E. 12:40 The Sweeney 13:45 The Avengers 14:50 Ironside 15:55 Quincy, M.E. 16:55 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Storage Wars 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 River Monsters 22:00 Life Inside Jail: Hell on Earth 23:00 Film Death Wish 4 (18)

Tuesday TV 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Claimed and Shamed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 The Housing Enforcers 12:45 The Sheriffs Are Coming 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Armchair Detectives 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Royal Recipes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders Karen tries to take control of her financial situation. 21:00 Holby City With the merger decision hanging over the hospital, Fredrik has his own future at Holby firmly on his mind.

22:00 The A Word With Paul and Alison living increasingly separate lives between the Lakes and Manchester, Paul makes an unexpected connection with Mark's mum, Sophie. Meanwhile Louise and Maurice come to blows . 23:00 News 23:45 Drugsland 00:45 Life and Death Row 01:45 Weather 01:50 News

07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Armchair Detectives 09:00 Great British Menu 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The Link 14:45 Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip 15:15 Going Back, Giving Back 16:00 WPC 56 16:45 Oxford Street Revealed 17:15 Wartime Farm 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 News 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Robert is defensive.

20:30 Save Money: Good Food Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt help the Ockenden family from Kent, who are overspending on their food bill 20:00 Celebrity Antiques because mum Sarah has Road Trip “Call The to cook many meals to satMidwife” co-stars Cliff isfy her fussy family. Parisi and Judy Parfitt team up with Catherine Southon 21:00 The Martin Lewis Money Show With energy and Phillip Serrell. prices and inflation 21:00 MasterChef: The increasing, Martin Lewis Professionals The six answers questions from chefs face a skills test set viewers right across the by Marcus. He gives them country to find out the 20 minutes to make a fruit nation’s most pressing based dessert featuring consumer concerns. Italian meringue. 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... 22:00 Rick Stein’s Road Get Me Out of Here! The to Mexico Rick enjoys a celebrity campmates are San Diego steak and eggs still struggling to adapt to diner special before cross- their new lives in the juning the border into Mexico gle as they realise that for chicken burritos and fish they have to work hard for tacos, the culinary delights their food. of the Baja Peninsula. 23:00 News 23:45 On 23:00 Motherland 23:30 Assignment 00:20 Lethal Newsnight 00:15 NFL This Weapon 01:15 Gone to Week 01:05 Extreme Pot: American Road Trip Wives with Kate Humble 02:05 Jackpot247 04:00 02:05 The Apprentice Loose Women 04:50 ITV Nightscreen 03:05 Trust Me

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 15:10 Countdown 16:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 17:00 Coast vs Country 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 21:00 The Secret Life of... Five-year-olds experiment with different identities, as part of their search to find out who they really are. Miylah calls herself a tomgirl and doesn’t like playing with girly things. 22:00 Grand Designs: House of the Year Kevin McCloud, architect Damion Burrows and magazine editor Michelle Ogundehin review homes in the country. There's a luxurious tree house in Dorset that shows off the wonder of wood, and an awe-inspiring cantilevered concrete home on the Isle of Purbeck, with floor-to-ceiling glazing. 23:00 The Truth about Muslim Marriage 00:05 Mr Avila 01:10 The Great Songwriters 02:10 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 02:55 One Born Every Minute 03:50 Trump: An American Dream 04:45 Dispatches

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:15 Access 12:25 Film Christmas in Conway 14:10 News 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS: New Orleans 16:15 Film Dear Secret Santa (PG) 18:00 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News 20:00 Yorkshire: A Year In The Wild High up in Malham Cove, two 40-dayold peregrines must learn how to fly, while south of the North York Moors National Park, a pair of grebes carry their youngsters around on their backs. 21:00 Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens Animal welfare officer Matt finds an injured young male cat with a lost tail. A concerned member of the public calls inspector Anthony about a cat in her shed, and loveable tomcat Bruce has issues with his teeth. 22:00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Ben discovers why a former sound engineer from Texas decided to build a backpackers hostel deep in the Guatemalan jungle. . 23:05 The 80s: Most Shocking Celebrity Moments 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 05:00 Witch Hunt

07:00 The Cube 07:45 Dinner Date 08:35 Emmerdale 09:00 Coronation Street 10:00 Ellen DeGeneres 10:50 Dinner Date 11:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 13:20 Emmerdale 13:50 Coronation Street 14:50 Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 Jeremy Kyle 19:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:00 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp ITV 3 07:00 Coronation Street 07:55 Heartbeat 09:00 Wild at Heart 10:00 Judge Judy 11:20 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:45 A Touch of Frost 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Endeavour ITV 4 07:00 World Cup Rivalries 07:20 The Chase 09:00 Storage Wars 09:45 Pawn Stars 10:40 Ironside 11:45 Quincy, M.E. 12:50 The Sweeney 13:55 The Avengers 15:00 Ironside 16:00 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Storage Wars 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Stuck on You 22:00 River Monsters 23:05 Full Metal Jacket (18) 01:30 The Classic Car Show



Friday 17th November 2017

Wednesday TV 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Claimed and Shamed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 The Housing Enforcers 12:45 The Sheriffs Are Coming 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Armchair Detectives 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Royal Recipes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 News 20:00 The One Show

07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Armchair Detectives 09:00 Nigella: At My Table 09:30 Caught Red Handed 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 12:30 Daily Politics 16:30 WPC 56 17:15 Wartime Farm 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

21:00 Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets Mary visits Highclere Castle, the real-life Downton Abbey, home to the 8th Earl and Countess of Carnarvon. Inspired by what she discovers Mary takes to the estate kitchen where she creates a delicious spread from raspberry tartlets to gamekeeper’s stew and an elaborate menu for a grand finale dinner.

20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Curtains up on actresses Anna Chancellor and Holly Aird, who bring a touch of theatrical glamour.

22:00 The Apprentice Alan Sugar tasks the candidates with running their own doggy service business. Based at an established pooch-pampering venue, the teams must try to tempt discerning dog owners to part with their cash for services aimed at their four-legged friends. One team sets up a luxury doggy spa service, while the other struggles to make their dog obedience class profitable due to a haphazard pricing strategy

21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals Monica sets a challenging skills test in which another six chefs from across the UK have just 20 minutes to prepare and cook a pigeon crown. They must also create an accompanying sauce from the ingredients provided. 22:00 Peaky Blinders As the Shelbys come to terms with the shocking events of Christmas Day, Tommy tries to unite his family and makes a decision he may come to regret, enlisting the help of tough Romany Gypsy Aberama Gold, who wants something unusual in return. Jessie Eden confronts Tommy about the workers' pay, warning him that revolution is in the air.

23:00 The Apprentice: You’re Fired 23:30 23:00 News 23:45 A Newsnight 00:15 This Question of Sport 00:15 World 01:15 The Week the Junior Doctors 00:45 Live Landlords Moved In 02:15 at the Apollo 01:15 Eat Well for Less? 03:15 This Is BBC Two Weather 01:20 News


07:00 Good Morning Britain 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 Jeremy Kyle 11:30 This Morning 13:20 News Special 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 Tenable 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Chrissie reaches breaking point. 20:30 Coronation Street Michelle takes matters into her own hands. 21:00 Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape Gino visits the ancient island of Elba, where he meets an octogenarian known as the ‘bee whisperer', who creates award-winning honey. He also checks out Napoleon's house and creates a melt-in-yourmouth honey chicken dish and an easy-peasy risotto cooked on a beach made of iron. 21:30 Coronation Street Robert stubbornly refuses to accept his diagnosis. 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The campmates are being kept on their toes as they learn to survive away from home, but if they want to keep hunger at bay they need success at the Bushtucker Trial. 23:00 News 23:45 UEFA Champions League Football 01:10 Britain’s Busiest Airport: Heathrow 02:00 Jackpot247 04:00 May the Best House Win 04:50 ITV Nightscreen

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Hotel Hell 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 15:10 Countdown 16:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 17:00 Coast vs Country 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 21:00 The Secret Life of the Zoo West African mandrill JC is being challenged for his dominant position by his sons Ludo and Jareth. While JC is taken to the vet’s for some health checks, Ludo gets ‘overfriendly’ with his dad’s girlfriend. 22:00 Lifers Behind Bars Filmed over a year, this episode follows men serving long sentences for crimes of violence, from the moment they are sentenced, as they face up to years behind bars. The programme reveals the day-to-day reality for some of the 500 men in Scotland's only prison exclusively for long-term offenders, and explores how they live together and how the jail manages so many violent men. 23:00 Man Down 23:30 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown 00:35 999: What’s Your Emergency? 01:30 European Tour Poker 02:25 The Simpsons 03:15 Film Intruders (15)

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:15 Access 12:20 Film Chasing Christmas 13:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 14:10 News 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Film - A Snow Globe Christmas (PG) 18:00 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News 20:00 Traffic Cops The cops seek to protect a collection of the most vulnerable members of society including a suicidal young man with mental health problems, an Eritrean woman dumped out of a lorry by people traffickers, and a local lass who’s had a barney with her two-timing boyfriend. 21:00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors Dr Ahmed reassures an anxious teen before suggesting he may benefit from counselling, Dr Ramshaw advises a teenager who fainted and banged her head and Dr Pelly treats a youngster on medication for ADHD. 22:00 Raped: My Story Ten people tell their extraordinarily honest accounts of how the decisions made hours, weeks, months or even years after an assault can result in a case being won or lost. 23:30 Me Too: The Debate 00:30 Extraordinary People 01:30 Criminals: Caught on Camera 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 05:00 Witch Hunt

07:00 The Cube 07:45 Dinner Date 08:35 Emmerdale 09:00 The Cube 10:00 Ellen DeGeneres 10:50 Dinner Date 11:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 12:50 Planet’s Got Talent 13:20 Emmerdale 13:50 You’ve Been Framed! 14:50 Ellen DeGeneres 15:45 Jeremy Kyle 19:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:00 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp ITV 3 07:00 Coronation Street 07:55 Heartbeat 09:00 Wild at Heart 09:55 Judge Judy 11:20 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:35 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:45 A Touch of Frost 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Endeavour ITV 4 07:00 Hat-trick Heroes II 07:15 The Chase 09:00 Storage Wars 09:50 Pawn Stars 10:50 Ironside 11:50 Quincy, M.E. 12:50 The Sweeney 13:50 The Avengers 14:55 Ironside 16:00 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Storage Wars 20:05 Pawn Stars 21:00 Britain’s Busiest Motorway 22:00 Inside London Fire Brigade 23:00 Film - The World Is Not Enough (14)

36 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Claimed and Shamed 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 The Housing Enforcers 12:45 The Sheriffs Are Coming 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Armchair Detectives 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 Royal Recipes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders Linda and Shirley get involved with Karen’s problems.

Friday 17th November 2017

07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Armchair Detectives 09:00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The Link 14:45 Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip 15:15 Going Back, Giving Back 16:00 WPC 56 16:45 Oxford Street Revealed 17:15 Wartime Farm 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two

21:00 DIY SOS: The Big Build Nick Knowles travels to Holmfirth to meet Richard Ford, a former policeman who suffered a devastating brain-stem stroke in 2012, and is now confined to an electric wheelchair. Having heard of their plight, the DIY SOS team and designer Charlie Luxton turn up to transform the family's home, planning to give Richard the privacy he needs while also assisting his recovery.

20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip John Sergeant and Peter White tour the leafy countryside south of the Thames.

22:00 Love, Lies & Records Kate is reeling from the discovery that Judy has incriminating footage of her and Rick, and after her spontaneous proposal to Rob, her secret is the last thing she wants out in the open. So in an attempt to save her job and her relationship, she reluctantly steps down from her dream promotion.

22:00 Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain Following the story of a bomb that fell on Martindale Road in the East End of London on the first night of the Blitz. Stan Harris and Norman Pirie were boys in 1940, but their memories of that fateful night are crystal clear.

23:00 News 23:45 Question Time 00:45 This Week 01:30 Weather 01:35 News

21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals In the quarter final, the best chefs from the week’s heats return to the MasterChef kitchen to continue in their quest for the title. They must prove to Marcus and Monica they are worthy to stay in the competition.

23:00 MOTD: The Premier League Show 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 David Gilmour 01:15 Exodus 02:15 This Farming Life 03:15 This Is BBC Two

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mythology? (4) 20 Which river in Aberdeenshire rises in the Cairngorm Mountains and flows for about 145 km (90 miles) east to the North Sea at Aberdeen? (3) 22 Which cardinal, nicknamed The Red Eminence (L'éminence Rouge), was the chief minister to King Louis XIII of France from 1624 to 1642? (9) 23 Which is the fourth letter of the Greek alphabet? (5) 24 Hi Ho Silver Lining is the best known pop hit single by which former Yardbirds' lead guitarist? (4,4) Down 1 According to Greek mythology, what was the name of the underground abode of the dead? (5) 2 The name of which waterproof footwear covering is also often applied to American detectives? (7) 3 What name is applied to animals that are hunted for food or sport? (4) 4/7A What was the name of the 17th century Irish adventurer, who, in 1671, planned and carried out the theft of the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London? (6,5) 5 What surname connects the Irish author



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of Ulysses and Lord Haw Haw? (5) 6 Easily, sadly and slowly are all examples of which parts of speech? (7) 7 Minsk is the capital of which landlocked republic in eastern Europe, also known as White Russia? (7) 12 See 9 Across 13 Which genus of parasitic imperfect fungi that resemble yeasts can cause thrush? (7) 15 Which large covered pot, usually made of earthenware or metal, gives its name to a savoury spread made from yeast? (7) 16 What name was given to a priestess of ancient Greece, through whom a deity was believed to speak? (6) 17 Gray, crabeater, monk and leopard are all types of which aquatic fish-eating mammals? (5) 19 Which American musteline mammal typically ejects an intensely malodorous fluid when startled? (5) 21 What name is given to someone who is lacking or deficient in the sense of hearing? (4)


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Alfa Romeo Giulia named best ‘Irish Medium Car’ Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio won the ‘Performance Car’ category

ALFA ROMEO GIULIA TAKES THE DOUBLE AT THE IRISH CAR OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2018 The Alfa Romeo Giulia has picked up two awards at prestigious 41st annual Irish Car of the Year Awards 2018.

weight distribution, unique technical solutions and the best weight-to-power ratio in its class.

In one of the most competitive categories, the Alfa Romeo Giulia took home the gong for the Irish ‘Medium Car’ category, thanks to its driver focused package and accessible entry point. Beating off stiff competition from established players, the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio also topped the ‘Performance Car’ category, testament that Alfa Romeo has remained true to its heritage and is still producing the best driver’s cars on sale today.

This year’s awards were sponsored by Continental tyres and decided by a jury of 30 of the Irish media’s most influential online, broadcast and print journalists.

Developed by the best engineers, designers and stylists within FCA Group, the new Giulia embodies the core elements that have made Alfa Romeo one of the world's bestloved automotive brands: distinctive Italian design; innovative powertrains, perfect

Paul Hunt, Managing Director FCA Ireland, commented; “For the entire Giulia range to be lauded at the most prestigious awards in the Irish calendar is really humbling. The Irish Car of the Year jury have recognised the passion and dedication that has been gone into making the Giulia and has made it into a car that can be chosen with both the head and the heart.”



550,900 vehicles delivered worldwide last month Most successful October of all time: 7.7 percent increase compared with October 2016 Deliveries so far this year 3.2 percent higher than the previous year

At 550,900 vehicles, worldwide deliveries by the Volkswagen brand in October 2017 were 7.7 percent higher than the previous year. In total, the Volkswagen brand has delivered 5.04 million vehicles to customers worldwide so far this year. As a result, deliveries from January to October were 3.2 percent higher than the previous year. Jürgen Stackmann, Volkswagen Brand Board Member for Sales, commented: “This has been the most successful October of all time for Volkswagen. A special boost came from the market in China, where there was an increase of some 26,000 vehicles compared with the same month last year. We are seeing positive momentum in many regions and are delighted with the continued strong demand for our vehicles.” Deliveries in the regions and markets in October developed as follows: At 131,300 new vehicles, deliveries in Europe remained stable The Volkswagen brand reported strong growth in Italy (+6.7 percent), where the new Polo was successfully launched. In Poland, too, significantly more vehicles were handed over to customers than in the same month last year (+ 15.3 percent). At 41,900 units, there was a slight decrease (-2.5 percent) in deliveries in Germany, which also impacted developments in Western Europe as a whole (-3 percent). However, there is a clear upward trend in orders in Germany which is partly attributable to positive momentum from the environmental The Volkswagen brand recorded significant growth in Central and Eastern Europe, with deliveries up 7 percent. This positive development was again driven by Russia, which recorded 14.6 percent growth. At 49,300 vehicles, deliveries in North America in October were 6.3 percent higher than last year. Deliveries in the USA rose 11.9 percent to 27,700 vehicles. Deliveries in Canada rose 31.5 percent to 6,700 units, making this the most successful October of all time in Canada, too. 35,900 vehicles were handed over to customers in South America, representing an increase of 2 percent. Key drivers behind this positive development were Brazil with an increase of 73.6 percent, and Argentina with an increase of 44.5 percent. Growth in the small car segment, which includes the Gol and Voyage, in these markets was particularly strong compared with the previous year. The Volkswagen brand continued its positive growth course in China in 303,800 vehicles were handed over to customers in this, the largest market, corresponding to an increase of 9.2 percent. The Tiguan family was much in demand, with 31,100 units delivered in October, an increase of 37.2 percent.


Friday 17th November 2017


And Then There Were Three.....

The Race to Dubai has reached the home straight, and only three players are still in the running. Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose or Sergio Garcia (pictured) will be Europe's No. 1 player for 2017 after the final event of the season on the European Tour, this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai. Fleetwood holds the lead by 256,737 points, but knows he will be overtaken if either of his two challengers wins at Jumeirah Golf Estates. "As much as it depends on what they do, it is in my hands," said Fleetwood, who has led the Race to Dubai standings for most of the season following his win in Abu Dhabi in January. "I can take it out of everybody's hands, but we'll see. It's great to be in this position." Fleetwood would have clinched the season title by winning the Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City last week, but finished in 10th place. Neither Rose nor Garcia played in South Africa and should be fresher in Dubai, with Fleetwood having played each of the final four events of the European Tour's

A Sunday Bonus

An extra day to the SAMM (Sailing Association Mar Menor) autumn race programme was added last Sunday to make the most of the excellent sailing conditions, and nine boats came to the start line for the first morning race. All the boats started well, but soon became strung out as many of the faster boats gradually pulled away from the others. It almost became a procession as the Topaz Duo followed in turn by Shoestrings Tres and Dos and then the Laser Radial

and Shoestring Uno continued to the finish. The afternoon race was more exciting. Just before the start, Topaz Duo capsized twice due to gear problems but managed to start in the middle of the pack, and eventually finished third, with Shoestring Tres coming second, and Duo in third place. After the handicaps were applied, Julian Singleton in Topaz Duo was the overall winner, and he was followed by Tug Wilson in Shoestring Tres, and John Down in Shoestring Dos.

season — the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, the Turkish Airlines Open, the Nedbank and the World Tour Championship. "That's going to be key this week, especially when you get to Sunday," said Rose, who won in China and Turkey to stay alive in the Race to Dubai. "It's a long, grueling race ... it's a lot on the body and it's a lot on the system for the guys. "So, I just felt like the week off, in my mind, could be valuable." That might be an indirect message to Fleetwood, who took on his busy recent schedule on top of becoming a father for the first time in September. "It's not a burden. I don't feel stressed about it. I don't feel anxious," Fleetwood said of being the man to topple this week. "I just think it's great that I've got the chance to win it, and a good chance." Rose won the Race to Dubai title in 2007, under its previous guise as the Order of Merit when the rankings were based on prize money. It would be the first title for both Fleetwood and Garcia, who has won the Dubai Desert Classic, the Masters and the Andalucia Valderrama Masters.

Kids Hang On

The youngsters of the Racing Playas de Orihuela football club had another busy weekend with a full deck of fixtures, including the under-nine’s Pre Benjamin side (pictured) having an exciting clash with Guardamar, which they ended up winning three-two. It was a great start for the Racing Playas team as they raced to a three-nil advantage, but Guardamar fought back with two goals just before half-time. Despite a stack of chances for both teams in the second period, there were surprisingly no further goals, and the Playas

youngsters ran out victors. Other results saw the Infantile brave beat Oriol eight-one, the Benjamin team lose four-three to Rayo; and the Feminino side go down five-two to Villajoyosa. Three matches against San Miguel de Salinas produced a mixed bag of results, as the Infantile team romped in six-nil; the Cadetes drew two-two; and the Juvenils lost five-two. More details on the teams and getting involved are available by looking up Racing Playas de Orihuela on Facebook.



It’s Points That Count

Frustrating Thader


CD TORREVIEJA 2 UD PETRELENSE 0 Torrevieja’s win in this somewhat unspectacular encounter with struggling Petrelense put them into second place in the Preferente Group Four table, and it was another clean sheet for the home team. Unsurprisingly Torry dominated possession and Marwane’s goal on the halfhour mark looked like the

cue for more goals to happen, but Victor Hugo came close for the visitors to levelling things up before halftime at the end of a mediocre first half. Just having one goal to their name meant that Torry were cautious in not letting Petrelense in for a leveller, but getting more goals to their name would have solved that problem, and

there appeared to be little chance of that happening in the second half. The relief was palpable in injury time when Juanpe went past keeper Luis to get Torry’s second to secure the three points, and now they have a far sterner test tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) as go to fourthplaced Jove Espanol for a 4.00 pm kick-off.

Saturday’s defeat was bitterly disappointing for Thader, who were looking to record three successive Preferente Group Four wins. Not for the first time this season, they had problems against a struggling side, in complete contrast to their previous away win at Alicante University. The match was switched

to the sparse Ilicitana ground due to the annual reseeding of the Rojales municipal pitch, which will keep Thader on the road until Christmas. After an even start, Ilicitana went ahead through Revilla (20 mins) and then Javi Solsona on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot. Thader piled on the

pressure in the second half and had the whip hand, but no goals to show for their domination, helped by Ilicitana having one of their players sent off. Quino pulled one back with a minute remaining, but it was too little and too late, with Thader now having second-bottom Benferri to visit this Sunday at 4.15 pm.

Monte March On


Coco’s No Clown!

ORIHUELA B 0 CD ALMORADI 1 Ex-Almoradi coach Francisco García Dols, known as Coco, is back at the club, replacing the sacked Juanan Cases. As is often the usual response after a dismissal, the players recorded a victory at Orihuela B last Saturday. Coco comes with bags of experience as player and junior coach at Elche, as well as being on the books of Orihuela, before coaching stints at Crevillente and

Almoradi (2004-06), and recently was coach at Independiente Alicante. After two defeats that saw Cases shown the door, Coco took charge on Saturday, and saw his side offer a lot more bite in an even game with Orihuela that was won thanks to a 76th minute penalty that was converted by Huerta. Almoradi then defended well to give coach Coco a winning start. “I saw a team that really

wants to do well,” said Coco. “It’s far too early to make an assessment of the squad, but we must work hard.” Almoradi are seventh in the Preferente Group Four table, five points behind third-placed Villajoyosa, and have a perfect platform to build on after the Orihuela win this Sunday, as they entertain bottom and winless side CF Monforte (11.30 am kick-off), who just have three points to their name.

Two goals from Vaz helped to maintain the Montesinos climb up the Valencian Primera division group eight table, in what turned out to be a game of two halves at a venue that the Montesinos contingent believed was not fit for purpose. The first period was a drab affair, played on a compact ground as opposed to Bahia’s normal venue. It was actually dangerous for the players, as it had no barriers separating the playing surface from the fans, floodlight pylons, or the concrete benches around the pitch. The venue also had a foot-high drop all around the pitch, which led to Monte player Maccan having to be

substituted after falling down this drop when unable to stop himself after chasing a ball out of play. The club have registered a formal complaint via the referee’s report. The start of the second half really saw the game catch fire, as a superb Carlos Ventura header from a corner put Monte in front in the 48th minute. Three minutes later, the lead was doubled with a superbly worked goal which was thumped home by Manuel Sanchez. By the 55th minute, Monte were three-nil up as top scorer Vaz raced through on goal, only to be upended by the keeper, leaving Vaz to score from the resulting

penalty kick. It was not a done deal for the visitors, as sloppy defending allowed Bahia Santa Pola to score twice in quick succession to test the nerves of the Monte camp, until Vaz latched onto a ball over the top of the home defence, and slotted it past the keeper to make it fourtwo to Monte. Chances popped up at either end, and with the home side pulling another goal back with ten minutes left, Monte hung on for the points, which put them into the top third of the table. Next is an apparent home banker this Sunday, when bottom side CF Torrevieja are their next opponents (5.00 pm kick-off).


3rd Division News

Last weekend’s big local clash in the Valencia third division between Crevillente and second-placed Orihuela, saw Crevillente run out one-nil winners, thanks to an excellent eighth-minute header from José Carlos from a Gallardo cross. This was a big boost for the home side who looked more dangerous, but they suffered a setback when José Carlos had to be stretchered off and taken to hospital after colliding with Ivan in the 34th minute. Orihuela got more of the possession in the second half, but could not get the equaliser, whilst Pablo quandered an excellent chance to give Crevillente more of a breathing space. The result meant that Orihuela dropped one place in the table, and they now entertain Villarreal this Sunday. Crevillente meanwhile have climbed to seventh position and travel to Alzira, who also have 20 points to their name. Elche Ilicitano picked up a one-all result at fellow strugglers Paterna, as they lie third-bottom in the standings, and they have a must-win game to come this weekend against CD Almazora, who lie below them in the table.

Rugby Review

After three defeats in their Murcia FERRMUR league campaign, the Mar Menor Squalos senior team broke their duck at San Javier last weekend, as they beat Lorca 31-12 (action pictured above) to earn themselves a bonus point, and to put them in good heart for this weekend’s visit to Murcia University (5.00 pm kick-off). ITV Orihuela Vega Baja’s senior side (pictured below before kick-off) had a tight home match against Murcia University on Saturday, and they had to settle for a 12-all draw. Orihuela were left to rue some indiscipline in their side which saw them concede a string of penalties, when they were in promising positions to score and win the match. They stay second in the league behind Cartagena University, with this weekend’s fixture away to Murcia Rugby’s second team, with a 6.45 pm kick-off. The ITV Orihuela cadetes team never gave up in their season opener, but the Murcia University students were too good and too experienced for them, as they ran out 57-7 winners at Orihuela.

Friday 17th November 2017

The Dotted Line

Lionel Messi has signed a new contract at Barcelona, according to La Liga's president Javier Tebas. Barcelona CEO Oscar Grau said the La Liga club would offer him a new lifetime deal but questions still linger over whether Messi has signed any necessary paperwork. Tebas says Barcelona have informed him a contract has been signed unless he has been "lied to". "Messi has a contract which has been renewed," Tebas told reporters at a Europa Press media event. "Contracts are official when they are signed and not when it is announced that they have been signed.” "Messi has signed with Barcelona, if I have not been lied to, he has signed." Back in September, Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu said Messi is already playing under a five-year contract signed on behalf of the player by his dad. However, the lack of official confirmation from the La Liga club has caused concern among fans. Barca return to La Liga action tomorrow afternoon, with the leaders travelling to mid-table Leganes.

A Real Target

Torino forward Andrea Belotti could be heading to Real Madrid after the Serie A club confirmed talks the La Liga champions. Belotti, 23, attracted attention from across Europe last summer after scoring 32 goals in 44 appearances in all competitions last term. The Italian has a release clause of 90 million euro written into his contract and both Manchester United and Chelsea considered triggering it. However, it looks as though Real Madrid now lead the race for the Italian after Torino confirmed talks with the La Liga club about the striker. ‘I was eating dinner with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez and we were talking about contracts of players with huge release clauses and I mentioned Belotti,’ confirmed Torino president Urbano Cairo. ‘As soon as he heard of the clause for Belotti, who he didn’t know, it pricked his ears.” “If the clause had only been 20 million euro, he wouldn’t have been interested. Belotti is an exceptional lad and he’s loved by everybody. He’s always kept his feet on the ground and remained humble, even when he’s had a 100 million euro price tag slapped on him. He needs to be relaxed and he told me that he has not even thought about (the clause) even when he put pen to paper on his new contract.’

Catch Up TV

La Liga plans to introduce video assistant referees (VAR) next season, the league's president Javier Tebas said on Tuesday. Spain's top flight is the only one of Europe's top five leagues which has so far shunned the use of goal-line technology, much to the frustration of the teams. While the only use of goal-line technology is to determine whether the ball has completely crossed the goal line, VAR can be used to determine goals, red cards, penalties as well as cases of mistaken identity.


Vicente Sacked

It’s a tough life being a football manager, but Vicente Mir paid the price of a dreadful performance and defeat at home to lowly Formentera (see below), as he was sacked by the Elche board the following morning, despite the team remaing second in the Segunda Division B table. The quality of the side and the reaction of the Iliictanos fans clearly spooked the board, who perhaps also had a big eye on a Sunday lunchtime trip to runaway leaders Real Mallorca (noon, kick-off), who are 11 points clear of the Ilicitanos. Mir’s last comments said that Elche did nothing to win on Sunday, and “the defeat was deserved”. José Luis Acciari, coach of struggling third division Elche Ilicitano, has been taking first team training and himself under pressure following poor results, is in temporary charge of the first team. Elche’s sporting director, Jorge Cordero (pictured below), who only back in the summer was heaping praise on Mir, said that the ex-Real Murcia coach was sacked not because of where the team was in the table, but because of a “lack of ambition, character, and ideas”. “It was difficult for me because I signed Vicente and the players, and I’m a friend of Vicente’s. The board decision was unanimous after the Formentera match. We have the best squad of players in the division, and Mir has not been able to get the best out of them”.

Dreadful Ilicitanos

ELCHE 0 SD FORMENTERA 1 This miserable Ilicitanos performance (the worst of the season) led to coach Vicente Mir’s dismissal (see above), with a late penalty sealing a welcome victory for one of the Segunda Division B strugglers. It was a clueless affair from both sides, but with Elche’s high standing in the table, this was a shocker much to the dismay of the home fans who were shouting for blood at the end, and the following morning they got Mir’s head on a golden platter. There were few Elche chances with a Nino volley coming the closest, whilst the visitors had a couple of uninspiring opportunities, as the home side came down to Forementera’s uninspiring level. A complete lack of creativity, tactics and ideas from the Elche players permeated this match, and they looked to have at least got a point until five minutes remained, when Golobart was sent off and Juan converted the resulting penalty for Formentera.

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Sebastian Vettel may have won last Sunday’s Brazilian Grand Prix – but four-times world champion Lewis Hamilton stole the show by producing the drive of the day from last to fourth. Hamilton, who clinched the title in Mexico nearly three weeks ago, started from the pitlane after changes to his car following a crash in qualifying but led the race before the halfway stage as others pitted. The Briton was already up to ninth after 10 laps, with the safety car deployed after opening-lap collisions. “It was fun. It was reminiscent of my karting days when I’d start at the back, particularly in my first year or two,” said Hamilton. “I messed up yesterday and put myself in the worst position. “Waking up this morning, my goal was really kind of just to redeem myself. I was trying to get back to third but just ran out of tyres at the end. “But I enjoyed the race and I enjoyed the battle. That continues to show me, but also to everyone else, that I still have a lot of fire in my heart. I’m still young at heart and there’s still many, many more races to go. To get back to fourth, I have to be very grateful and be happy with that.” Valtteri Bottas, who had lined up on pole position for Mercedes, saw his hopes of overhauling Vettel for the runnerup position in the championship effectively disappear when he finished second. The Finn lost the lead at the start to the German, who had the race under control from the first corner onwards. Vettel is now 22 points clear of Bottas with only the Abu Dhabi season-ender remaining. It was his fifth win of the season, 47th of his career, and Ferrari’s first since Hungary at the end of July. Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen held off Hamilton to take third place for Ferrari, the 2007 world champion’s third podium finish in a row. “I had a very good getaway but then I had a bit of wheel spin so I thought I had missed my chance,” said Vettel of the key moment of the race. “But I think Valtteri was struggling even more off the line so I was able to squeeze down the inside and I think I surprised him a little bit. Retiring Brazilian Felipe Massa (pictured below) said farewell to his home crowd with seventh place for Williams. The Brazilian driver celebrated wildly, completing his cooldown lap by holding his nation’s flag out of the cockpit. And as he made his way back to the pits, the voice of his young son Felipinho delivered a message to his father: “Daddy, I’m so proud of you. Wherever you go I will support you. I love you! By the way, I loved your start!” The former Ferrari driver was then ushered on to the podium to be interviewed in front of the crowd by retired compatriot Rubens Barrichello. “It’s so difficult to explain my feelings today,” said Massa. “I had an amazing start, then managed to overtake a few cars after the Safety Car. I managed to overtake Fernando Alonso, which was very important for me as I knew he would have better pace than me. I managed to keep him behind so I was so emotional when I finished the race. “It was a very difficult race for me, for me it was like many victories I took. I drove a perfect race from beginning to end, managed the tyres, managed everything around the car. The pace I had today it was like a victory. “It’s so amazing to finish the race and see the emotion of the people after such an amazing race.”

Marc Márquez won his fourth MotoGP world title in five years on Sunday after Andrea Dovizioso crashed during the season-concluding Valencia Grand Prix. Márquez only needed to finish in 11th place or better to seal the title. Starting from pole, the Spaniard steered his Honda to a third-place finish behind the race winner Dani Pedrosa. Dovizioso was the sole rider who could challenge Márquez. His only hope of tipping Márquez for the title was to win the race and see Márquez finish 12th or worse. Instead, the Italian wiped out with six laps remaining. Moments before Dovizioso lost control of his Ducati, Márquez had a scare when he barely managed to keep his bike up and on course for the championship. Márquez shared the victory with his fans at the Circuit Ricardo Tormo where he cemented his reputation as the biggest talent in motorbike racing. At 24, he has won four of the last five titles in the top category, to go with two titles he had previously won in the lower classes. Marquez has now moved past Jorge Lorenzo, a three-time MotoGP champion who joined Dovizioso on the did not finish list in Valencia, to become the most successful Spanish rider of all-time. He now has his eyes on the legendary Valentino Rossi’s magic seven titles that would make him the leading rider of the modern era. Pedrosa, another Honda rider, overtook Johann Zarco late in the race. Despite the pre-planned celebrations that Marquez had for his slowing-down lap – which involved rolling a dice that conveniently landed on the number six to recognise his number of world championships – he was quick to pay tribute to both Dovizioso and Ducati, as well as his own team. “We had a really good opponent, we fought over many races especially with Andrea and this made the championship more exciting,” Marquez said. “I want to congratulate Andrea because I learned many things from him, especially mental. He was very, very focused all the time, and congratulations to Ducati but especially congratulations to my team because they did a very good job.” 31-year-old Dovizioso seemed philosophical after missing out on the title to now four-time champion Marquez. “I’m happy because we tried until the end and it was open until 10 laps from the end,” Dovizioso said. “We are not surprised (by Marquez) because that is his standard but I didn’t really have the speed to attack.”

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THE BATTLE OF NORTH LONDON England comfortably beat Papua New Guinea 36-8 yesterday on the opening day of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Australia. It was the last match of a triple-header in Sydney during which holders Australia thrashed the Cook Islands 58-4 and New Zealand thumped Canada 50-4. The group stages of the tournament comprises three triple-headers, and England now take on reigning champions Australia in the next round of fixtures, on Sunday.


Arsene Wenger insists his Arsenal side will not enter tomorrow lunchtime’s north London derby as underdogs (1.30 pm kick-off). Tottenham make the short journey to the Emirates Stadium sitting three places and four points ahead of the Gunners in the Premier League, and having finished above their neighbours in the table last season. That was the first time Wenger had slipped beneath Tottenham at the end of a league campaign since taking charge at Arsenal in 1996. Arsenal welcome Mauricio Pochettino's side, having won all five of their home league games so far this term. Spurs also have a poor recent record at the home of their greatest rivals, with their last win coming in 2010 under Harry Redknapp. Many will fancy the visitors to maintain their title tilt with a rare victory, but Wenger is adamant

Arsenal remain favourites for the game. "No, not at all," he said, when asked if he saw Arsenal as underdogs. "I think Tottenham are a good side, but we have the quality to win this game and that's what we want to show.” Wenger revealed he will be without Olivier Giroud for the game after the France striker came back injured from the international break. That means Alexandre Lacazette is likely to start in attack having been left out of other big games against Liverpool and Manchester City so far this season. Premier League leaders Manchester City go to Leicester City tomorrow afternoon (Saturday, 4.00 pm kick-off), whilst second-placed Manchester United (eight points behind their rivals), entertain mid-table Newcastle United later in the day (6.30 pm kick-off).


Real Betis believe they are close to pulling off a massive coup by convincing Arsenal star Jack Wilshere to move to Spain. Wilshere is in the final year of his £90,000a-week contract at the Emirates and Gunners boss Arsene Wenger is keen for the midfielder to extend his stay in North London. The player though is open to moving to La Liga on a free transfer next summer.

Saracens centre Owen Farrell returns to the England starting XV for tomorrow’s Test against Australia at Twickenham (4.00 pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports), with lock Maro Itoje on the bench. Farrell replaces Henry Slade at inside centre after he was rested for last weekend's 21-8 win over Argentina. With Mike Brown not considered for selection after concussion, Anthony Watson switches to full-back, while Jonny May starts on the wing.

"The players have had an extremely positive week," said boss Eddie Jones. "We will have to be effective in everything we do to win." "This is going to be a great challenge, as we know Australia have been in great form towards the end of their season," said Jones. Cardiff Blues second row Seb Davies will start at number eight in a Wales team showing 14 changes for tomorrow’s Test against Georgia (3.30 pm

kick-off, live on BBC 1). Davies, 21, has made two appearances for Wales at lock and has not played at number eight for the Blues. Liam Williams is the only survivor from the 29-21 loss to Australia, and he switches from wing to full-back. Scotland who squeezed past a brave Samoa side last Saturday entertain the might of New Zealand (6.30 pm kick-off, live on BBC 2), while Ireland take on Fiji with the match starting at 6.30 pm.

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