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rihuela council will not automatically extend the beach bars contract for the Orihuela Costa which is scheduled to end at Easter next year, after an Orihuela judge’s report suggested that the awarding of the contract back in 2014 “could lead people to suspect that it may have been criminal in character”. Orihuela’s beaches councillor Luisa Boné announced this week that the authority would not implement a two-year extension option to the deal with Chiringuitos del Sol because of the legal investigations that are going on. Boné said:- “We are looking at a contract that is being looked at for an alleged fraud, but I have no doubt that the municipal


technical services have always behaved to a strict legal standard.” In June, Orihuela’s excoastal councillor Martina Scheurer was interviewed by the National Police Fiscal Crime Unit over fraud allegations, which she has strongly denied. The Unit also talked to franchise winner Chiringuitos del Sol’s manager, Thomas Wolfalng, and Orihuela council’s technical officer with responsibility for contracts. The investigating judge’s report has been quoted in the Información newspaper as concluding that there were three areas of concern as Chiringuitos retained the contract that it had first won in 2006. That includes that the

ing. Everybody, including some children, were found to be in good health after being examined by the Cruz Roja. A third boat also appeared off the Torrevieja coast on Sunday, with 11 people on board, intercepted and taken to the Guardia Civil barracks, and then another boat arrived off Cabo Roig on Tuesday night (refugees pictured that evening at the Torrevieja barracks), with three children in it. They were all treated by the Cruz Roja. Francisco Bernabe, the national government representative in the region of

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uthorities say over 500 migrants were saved by rescue boats purely over the weekend period, as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa, in the biggest wave of arrivals seen this year, which brings the national total of sea migrant people coming to Spain to over 15 thousand in 2017. Almost 90 migrants arrived off the Alicante Province coast between Friday and Tuesday night. The Guardia Civil intercepted two boats carrying a total of 21 people, around 20 kilometres off the coast of Torrevieja last Friday morn-

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Murcia, said over 400 migrants arrived at Cartagena on Saturday after being pulled off of 44 different boats between Friday and Saturday, including one craft off the coast of Pilar de la Horadada, which

had 10 people on board, including two children. The boats were reportedly launched from Algeria and, like in the case of Alicante Province, the Cruz Roja were deployed to Cartagena to attend to the migrants.




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A complaint has been filed with the Prosecutor's Office over the state of Torrevieja bus station including issues like security, drug taking, and even sex acts being performed in the toilets. The Información newspaper reports that an extensive dossier has been submitted outlining a whole host of deficiencies at the facility including poor access to the station for both pedestrians and vehicles; difficulties in finding the right window to buy the appropriate ticket; in addition to problems like simply discovering where the appropriate bus departs from.

The complaint also refers to the lack of a tannoy system; poor disabled access; and a lack of security staff to deal with issues. The dossier includes photographs and video footage, and condemns the state and security of the toilets, and refers to an incident where a parent took his child to use the loo, and discovered a "group" of people having sex in the lavatory. Información has reported that extra warning signs have appeared since the start of November (the complaint was filed on November 8th), but little has changed otherwise at the station.

Airport Fatal Fall

Wasteful Water The San Miguel de Salinas Arcángel residents association has slammed the area’s water company, Gestagua, for letting a stream of water flow down Calle Joaquin Ortuño, which was coming from two company workers washing down the front of the Gestagua offices, using two hoses. The association said that the behaviour of Gestagua was hypocritical at a time when everybody is concerned about low rainfall and the possibility of water

rationing. “This was a waste of taxpayers money and displayed the lack of sensitivi-

ty by the company at a time like this,” added the association in a statement to the press.

Drugs House Raid Six Spanish nationals have been arrested for selling heroin and cocaine out of a central Torrevieja property. The Guardia Civil raid on the address came after an extensive investigation, with the gang switching their base in a failed bid to outwit the authorities. Thirty grams of cocaine and heroin worth around sixteen-hundred euro on the open market were discovered at the undisclosed property, in addition to thirteen-hundred euro of cash, and some drug-cutting equipment.

The three men and three women were denied bail, after being charged with public health offences and belonging to a criminal

gang. It's the sixth successful raid on drugs houses in Torrevieja this year, which has seen 23 arrests.

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A 53-year-old homeless Finnish man died in the arrivals terminal of AlicanteElche airport on Sunday night, after falling from an escalator. The incident happened at around 10.30 pm, and video

footage examined by the National Police showed him losing his balance, and he suffered a fatal head injury in the fall. The Información newspaper reports that the man had lived at the airport for around four months.

Two dogs died and six people were injured in a collision between two vehicles in Elche, with a driver testing positive for alcohol and

drugs. The incident happened on Sunday morning with the man’s car crashing into a vehicle that was also pulling a trailer, which had

three dogs in it. Two animals died instantly in the crash, with authorities trying to find a third that ran away after the collision.


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Suspended Dealer

A Torrevieja drug dealer has been given a three-year jail term, suspended for five years, for public health offences and ordered to pay 141 euro in compensation to a vet, who had to treat several dogs that had eaten some drugs that he had thrown away in trying to escape. The suspended sentence is subject to the man not reoffending over five years,

as well as attending a drug treatment programme. The incident happened in February 2016 when the Guardia Civil arrived at the Torrevieja address to deal with an incident where he was threatening to kill a woman with a knife over a debt. Officers discovered a quantity of drugs when they arrived at the premises, and the man escaped by breaking a window and going

onto the roof, where he threw away a plastic bag containing some drugs. The bag, containing cannabis and cocaine, landed down on a terrace and was pounced upon by the dogs, who were poisoned and required veterinary treatment. The convicted man was also ordered to pay 260 euro for the cost of a new window.

Cabbies Protest A national strike by taxi drivers has been called for next Wednesday (November 29th) over the lack of regulation over car-pooling companies like Uber and Cabify. It’s unclear as to how cabbies in Alicante Province and the Murcia region will join in the 24-hour protest. The taxi drivers federation, Fedetaxi, has called for an urgent meeting with the Secretary of State for Transport, Julio GómezPomar, after a Supreme Court verdict ordered the ministry to grant 80 permits to firms which offer hired cars with drivers. Gómez-Pomar said his department intended to 'forge ahead' with a new law

allowing these permits to be granted, but that the new law would contain 'strict antifraud measures' and a 'national register' with 'complete route maps for each

Brexit Meeting

The UK’s ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, was at Elche University this week to speak at an event about the progress of Brexit negotiations and the future relationship between the UK and Spain. The event, organised in conjunction with British citizens in Spain group Brexpats and the Alicante

Provincial Council, saw a discussion about citizens’ rights and how that is one of the top priorities for the British Government in the negotiations with the EU. Manley said: “Good progress has already been made in the negotiations and we are within touching distance of a deal in citizens rights. My team of consular

staff and I have been speaking face to face with British citizens across Spain to ensure that the concerns they raise around healthcare, pensions and residency rights are understood by the UK negotiating team and reflected in their discussions with our EU partners about our departure from the EU.”

Making A Splash

and every car. Fedetaxi believes licensing these cars is unfair competition and could put some of their members out of a job.

An Unwanted Record

Torrevieja’s indoor Olympic swimming pool at the Palacio de los Deportes reopened for business yesterday after being closed for the last year. The popular facility (pic-

ture from Objectivo Torrevieja) had been shut down by Torrevieja council last autumn for urgent maintenance work, which has included a revamp of the filtration system.

120 thousand euro has been spent on stopping leaks around the glass at the facility, which has announced longer opening hours compared to the normal winter schedule.

Crash Fatality

November is set to go down on record as being the driest in 36 years, according to the State meteorological agency, AEMET, unless heavy rainfall changes the picture in the last few days. December, according to AEMET forecasts, is expected to be much warmer than usual, meaning little hope for rain next month, either.

It will mean the final quarter of 2017 is set to become the driest since records began in their present form in 1941. The pressure on water supplies to farmers is likely to intensify with reservoirs nationally at a low of 37 percent capacity, which is the poorest figure in 22 years. The picture is even worse in reservoirs like La Pedrera

(pictured) which serve Alicante Province and the Murcia region. The driest November on record was in 1981, and 2017 is likely to be somewhere near this if there is little or no rain over the next few days. The driest November so far this century was in 2009, when temperatures were also higher than usual.

A 57-year-old Swedish man died and three other people were slightly injured early on Thursday morning, when two cars collided on

the A-7 motorway, in the San Isidro area. Firefighters from Elche and Crevillente attended the scene after the crash hap-

pened at 1.26 am. They spent over four hours releasing two women who were trapped inside their car.


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Historical Looters

Thousands of archaeological gems have been found in a house in San Fernando in Cádiz province in southern Spain, which the owners had been selling on eBay and specialist antique auction sites, after getting them from the Murcia area. The haul dates from between the prehistoric Phoenician era to the First Republic of Spain in the 19th century, and the pair had so far made around 103,000

euro from online sales, mostly abroad. They had sold over 5,000 pieces by the time the Guardia Civil found out. According to authorities, the woman – who went by the online auction site username of Lorec Win – had been in direct contact with a racket involved in pillaging historical digs in the Murcia region. They are believed to have had a mutual 'trading relationship'.

She and her husband still had numerous lots for sale via different usernames and accounts. The thousands of items confiscated included kilos of coins (Roman to Mediaeval era), ceramic pottery – some from under the sea and likely to be Roman – keys, beads, thimbles, rings, bullets, embalming jars and buttons. All the items have been donated to Cádiz city's museum.

It's A Clean Sweep

A Breach Of Trust

The Elche trial at the Alicante Provincial Court (pictured) of an Orihuela man who is accused of raping his daughter every night for four years from the age of nine, has been delayed for a few weeks. That’s because prosecuting and defence lawyers are negotiating over a deal where the man admits his guilt in return for a slightly

reduced prison sentence. Prosecutors have demanded a 12-year-jail term for the crime of sexually abusing an under-13 aged child. The abuse apparently took place for four years on a nightly basis, with the mother being unaware of what was going on at a variety of places that they lived at, until they moved to a property in Orihuela.

The father is accused of intimidating the child into not saying anything, and any reduced jail term would also come with a restraining order keeping him away from his daughter, as well paying out financial compensation. Doctors have produced a report outlining the physical and mental traumas that the teenager went through.

Tapas And More

The streets of Rojales and Quesada should be cleaned quicker and more efficiently, as Rojales council officially unveiled their latest purchase, the Piquersa BA 2000 road-sweeper. The machine can clear an

area of up to 10 thousand square metres an hour and can pick up objects as big as a one and half litre capacity bottle. The next-generation sweeper is also very environmentally friendly, as it

uses just a mere two litres of fuel an hour, as opposed to the previous five litres of the old machines. The Piquersa is also said to be much more comfortable for the man, or woman, behind its wheel.

The Entre Naranjos urbanisation in the Orihuela municipality is to host another tapas route day, according to Orihuela tourism councillor Sofía Álvarez. Álvarez said that the first event staged at the end of October had been a “resounding success”, and had “brought a large influx of visitors to an area where 3,000 British nationals live”. The councillor also reported back on Orihuela’s presence at the World Travel Market fair in London earlier in the month, with several deals struck with tour operators that would benefit both the Orihuela area and the Costa Blanca region. “Something of benefit to

tourists coming to Orihuela is the use of QR codes for a new walking route around the city,” added Álvarez. “It

allows visitors to download all the details about sites and buildings of interest onto their mobile phones.”


Facing The Music

The High Court in Madrid has ordered the former boss of the IMF, Rodrigo Rato, to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state. Rato, a former economy minister, is accused of falsifying information about Bankia's finances to encourage investors to buy into its stock market listing. He will stand trial along with 30 other former Bankia

executives for investor fraud and for falsifying the accounts from 2010 and 2011, the High Court concluded in its ruling. The court will also put Bankia itself, and its parent company BFA, on trial over the failed listing, as well as accounting firm Deloitte and one of its employees. Deloitte audited the lender's accounts. Bankia was rescued in 2012, less than a year after it was listed, and tens of

thousands of small investors who had converted their savings to shares lost everything. The near-collapse of Bankia almost brought down Spain's whole financial sector, which was bailed out later that year by international creditors for 41 billion euro. Last year, the Supreme Court ruled that "serious inaccuracies" in the information provided by Bankia misled investors.

Carry On Claiming

A Madrid woman who claimed the state pension of her dead mother for over three decades, is one of a number of fraud cases that the National Police have pursued with the Social Security office under Operation Libitina. Sixty-two people have been investigated, resulting in a total of 19 charged with fraud worth almost two million euro for claiming the pensions of dead relatives. In Alicante Province, two people were arrested for still picking up a pension of a deceased family member for over a decade. In nearly all the cases, the National Police found that the relatives assumed false identities or used fake papers to carry on claim-

ing after any family death, with, in some cases, authorities discovering that those who committed a crime had actually passed away themselves in the intervening period. The most dramatic fraud example came from Madrid, where the daughter of a deceased woman claimed over 173,000 euro between March 1985 and October 2016, using all kinds of bogus or fake documents allegedly authorised to keep the fraud going. In another case, a woman told National Police officers that she was still claiming her mother’s pension because she “had not come to terms with her death� and that she was still legally entitled to claim it.



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Level Big Cocaine Seizures Playing Field

The Guardia Civil and the Moroccan police have netted close to four tonnes of cocaine with a street value of over 100 million euro and arrested 40 people in a longterm anti-trafficking operation. The interior ministry in Madrid said that 1.3 tonnes of the drug and more than 13 million euro in cash had been seized in Spain since the launch of the joint operation last year. Morocco's DGST domestic intelligence service meanwhile said it had seized 2.6 tonnes of cocaine in the joint operation, which had input from US, Italian and German law enforcement agencies.

Madrid said the operation had "dismantled a major criminal organisation based in Spain and Morocco, directed from Venezuela by a wanted Spanish national". In all, 34 men and six women of Spanish, British and Moroccan nationalities were arrested as part of the operation. One Spanish national was detained in Germany "while trying to flee to Venezuela", the ministry said. It added that the amount of cocaine seized could have been sold in Spain for "more than 103 million euro. Spain is a main entry point for cocaine in Europe, and the busts are some of the biggest in recent years.

Thousands of police officers packed Madrid's most famous square on Saturday to demand higher salaries and better working conditions. The National Police and Civil Guard members were asking for the same pay received by their regional equivalents in Catalunya and the Basque country, as well as claiming that they get lower rates compared to local police officers across

Spain. Many waved Spanish flags in the crowd that filled Madrid's Puerta del Sol square. Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido responded by pledging to seek a leveling of salaries for the police forces by 2018. Zoido says "what our National Police and Guardia Civil officers are asking for is a just cause because they deserve it."

It’s Tapas Time

Torrevieja’s 15th Ruta de la Tapa started yesterday and will run until Sunday, and again between Thursday November 30th and Sunday December 3rd. Torrevieja councillor Fanny Serrano (pictured left) attended the official launch of the popular event, with 45 restaurants and bars taking part in the latest event with 180 different dishes being offered.

Two types of tapas will be on sale at two euro and two euro fifty, with the promotions available on each day between noon and 5.00 pm, and 7.30 pm through till 11.00 pm. Diners can also vote for their favourite tapas dish via a special mobile phone app, Ruta de la Tapa Torrevieja, with a chance to win a variety of prizes supplied by local companies.


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A Christmas Help Day The HELP Vega Baja Association have launched a Christmas Appeal in addition to providing all-year-round help to support people in need. The charity is appealing for people to join them to make Christmas a little better for those who do not have the resources to buy fresh food or any “treats” for Christmas by helping to fill the charity shopping trolley with food to be distributed for the holiday season. HELP are also looking to collect gifts for the elderly who may be alone throughout the festivities. HELP President Michele Masson said:- “By working closely with social services, we are aware that there are many families in the area who struggle, particularly at this time of the year, and with the support of the community we would like to do something to show that that

they are not forgotten. If everyone, for example, bought just one item for the trolley, it could make such a huge difference. In addition, a small gift included on your list for an elderly person would help them see that people are thinking of them.” A variety of local businesses like Hamilton’s Bakery in Benijófar;

Witherspoons Bar in the Villamartin area; and Chicas Bonitas in Algorfa have agreed to act as drop-off points along with the HELP offices in San Miguel, Torrevieja, and La Marina. More drop-off points are needed and to learn more, or to just to contribute to the HELP Christmas Appeal, please call their San Miguel centre on 966 723 733.

Successful Show

The New Cardenal Belluga Theatre group’s latest production ended up raising two thousand euro for two San Fulgenciobased charities. Three nights of the show Let Us Entertain You played

to packed houses, with the proceeds going to the muncipality’s disabled childrens charity ADIMAR and to San Fulgencio’s Dancing School. The group passed on their thanks as well to the Studio

Mayor’s Presentation

The Smile Charity Group have been presented with a plaque by Benijófar mayor Luis Rodriguez (second-left) in recognition of the money they have donated to the town’s Crisis Appeal. Last week, The Courier reported on their latest 500 euro donation, and this time the roles were reversed with the mayor delighted to give the Smile Group something

in return. Smile have raised over seventeen thousand euro for local charities in the three years that they have been together. Their next production is towards the end of next March, and for more information on getting involved, the email address is: m.

32 musical theatre, who provided invaluable support in putting on the show, with plans afoot for their next production, and more people wanted to help out with the sound, lighting, and stage arrangements.

Festive Fayre

The ladies of the To r r e v i e j a - b a s e d Velvetones Harmony Chorus are putting together the final touches to their annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday November

the Velvetones will be joined by special guest Peter Gray. For further details, phone Ena on 965 707 598 visit the website w w w. v e l v e t o n e s h a r

I’m Dreaming Of……. It’s curtain up next week for the Studio 32 musical theatre company production of Irving Berlin’s movie musical, White Christmas. The show contains some all-time classic songs including Blue Skies, Sisters, and of course a certain title number made famous by Bing Crosby! The two lead roles are played by Luke Ringrose (pictured left) as Captain Bob Wallace, and Nick Morgan (pictured right) as Private Phil Davies, who became famous entertainers after being demobbed after the Second World War. White Christmas will be presented at San Fulgencio’s Cardenal Belluga theatre from Wednesday November 29th through to Saturday December 2nd, with curtainup at 7.30 pm. Reserved seating tickets costing 10 euro can be obtained by calling 602 454 033, or by emailing

Catwalk Success

The MABS Murcia Mar Menor cancer support group raised an impressive seventeen-hundred euros from their recent sell-out Glitz and Glamour Fashion Show at Las Claras in Los Alcazares. The outfits, many of which were premium designer

29th. The venue as always will be the El Paraiso Restaurant, Jardin del Mar 111, Torrevieja, with the entertainment starting at 7.30 pm. Entry will cost just five euro and

labels, were donated to the MABS charity shop, and were modelled by the dedicated team of MABS volunteers. The 121-strong audience dug deep into their pockets to buy the dresses, along with all the accessories on display.

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.



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Get Involved with The Courier's Christmas Pet Food Campaign It's coming up to that time of year when we make an extra special effort in helping those that are less fortunate than ourselves. And this year is no exception. This Christmas, The Courier and TKO Radio will be focusing on homeless pets, including supporting the excellent work that the volunteers at Happy Animales Spanien located at the Finca San Miguel de Salinas do. Founded by Mona, Happy Animales Spanien is an animal sanctuary that looks after and homes around 50 animals. Over the next few weeks, we will be collecting nonperishable pet food in all shapes and forms. If you would like to help us in this Christmas campaign, you can do so by donating a tin of dog or cat food, biscuits or even treats and dropping them off to one of our three local drop-off points, which are located at: TKO Towers at Calle Los Arcos, 17 in Quesada The Computer Shop at Plaza Tolosa, 4, in San Luis Square, Torrevieja Easybuy Properties at Avenida de la Mancha, 29b, Aguas Nuevas, Torrevieja Thank you in advance to all those who get involved.

Are Your Investments Asset-Declaration Proof?


Keith Littlewood, International Financial Adviser at Blacktower, Costa Cálida Many people who have moved to Spain and have kept assets in the UK must declare their overseas assets each year by 31st March for the previous year date ending 31st December. There are 3 categories: Cash, Investments and Property. If the value of the overseas asset in any category is above €50,000, then a declaration via the Modelo 720 should be completed. There are fines imposed if there is a failure to complete. If you have not yet completed the Modelo 720, when perhaps you think you should have done, you may have thought ‘the Spanish authorities will never find out about my assets’. To a degree it is true, where the Spanish authorities have been under a bit of pressure with the new tidal wave of information being received and processing this in the correct way, and they have somewhat been dependant on individuals coming forward with information. This year this is about to

it is essential you do everything you can to make sure your money is safe and secure and what you want to transpire in the future has the best chance of happening. If you need advice or if have any questions regarding the above, you can contact me, Keith Littlewood DipPFS, on 657 684 094 or email keith.littlewood@blacktowerf You can now make an appointment to come and have a no-obligation discussion in our new office opened at Cabo Roig.

change following the global automatic exchange of information regime. Just over half of the countries involved will be reporting to Spain this year, and gathering of data should be complete by the end of 2017 by 101 countries, so that by 2018, all information will be ready to be exchanged.

What this means if you have an ISA with a UK bank, for example, in the UK, with a value over €50,000, is that the Spanish authorities will be informed automatically. Or if you have accounts in the Isle of Man or Switzerland, where there previously was some form of anonymity, then details of these also will

also be sent to the Spanish authorities automatically. The best thing anyone can do is seek some financial advice now. If investments are held, there are products available that have the Spanish stamp of authority (like Spanish compliant bonds) then these assets do not have to be declared on

the Modelo 720. Just like Spanish Bank accounts. If you are new to Spain and have no idea what to do, then take financial advice as you may be able to reposition your investments to avoid having to complete the Modelo 720 in the future and avoid the heavy fines. In today’s financial climate,

The above information was correct at the time of preparation and does not constitute investment advice and you should seek advice from a professional adviser before embarking on any financial planning activity. Blacktower Financial Management (Int.) Ltd is licensed in Gibraltar by the Financial Services Commission (FSC) and is registered with both the DGS and CNMV in Spain.


Adoption Corner


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The Perfect Dog Walk

BELLA Bella is a five-year-old Yorkshire terrier who was rescued after her owner returned to the UK and no longer wanted her. She is a very happy, healthy little girl, chipped, vaccinated and good with other dogs. For more details, and to meet Bella, please call Pets in Spain on 645 469 253.

CEASAR Ceasar was rescued after being abandoned at nine months old, and was terrified and very nervous. Now aged two years, he has grown in confidence and is a lovely, but large dog. For anyone wanting a large dog, Ceasar would be a wonderful addition to the family. To arrange to meet Ceasar, please call the APAH charity on either 630 422 563 or 616 210 850.

CHOLEY Choley is an energetic one-year-old medium-sized dog who is currently living with two other dogs and four cats. She is very loving and likes to sit with you, besides loving her walks and enjoying a good run. Choley would be an ideal dog for anyone looking for a close companion. For more about Choley please call PEPA on 650 304 746 or email


Eddy is aged 18 months and is a large podenco that was found wandering. He is now safe and ready to go to a home of his own. Eddy has a very sweet character and is a lovely dog, who gets on well with other dogs and is a healthy happy boy. For more about Eddy please phone PEPA on 650 304 746 or email

Taking the dog for a walk should be enjoyable and fun. After all, it's a major part of having a dog. But for some people, their dog's behaviour makes walking a misery - they dread doing it and are glad when it's over. The process of going for a walk then leads to stress for all involved - human and dog - and a vicious cycle begins as the dog's behaviour gets worse due to the human's anxiety. That's not right and it doesn't need to be this way, as we will look at over the next few weeks. So, if you have problems when walking your dog, you are not alone, and the first thing is: stop doing it! But don't panic, this doesn't mean you'll never take your dog for a walk ever again and it doesn't mean you have permission to stay in and watch TV or play computer games instead. Far from it. As an alternative, spend the time you would normally waste on a miserable walk going back to some basic training, preparing to go back into the big wide world again. This might take a few days or a few weeks and missing full-length walks for this amount of time won't matter. Many people will be perturbed by the thought of not taking the dog for a full walk every day and will worry that their dog will be hyperactive or unsettled at not getting their daily exercise. This simply isn't true. Depending on how much time you want to spend on it, doing the training work below can give you plenty of exercise! And you'll be doing something positive for the future: a short-term sacrifice for long-term benefit for the lifetime of your dog. At all times, before you even leave the house, remember that you are the leader and the decision maker. This means that you decide when it's time to go for a walk. If you have a very set routine and your dog knows when it's walk time and starts demanding your attention when he thinks it's time to go, then it's time to break that pattern and change the routine. Start getting ready a little earlier, before he expects it, or ignore his demands until you are ready to go.

HELENA Helena was found in the middle of a road looking thin and confused, and it took two people over an hour to catch her, as she was so frightened. She is a beautiful young dog aged around 18 months who loves to play with her kennel mate and, of course, enjoys lots of cuddles. She can be a little unsure of new people, at first. For more on Helena, please call the SAT kennels in Dolores on 966 710 047 or email

We'd expect any dog to be keen and interested in going for a walk but if your dog goes really crazy as you start to get ready (putting on your shoes or coat), picking up the lead or even when you say the magic word "walk", you can desensitise him to this. Start to put your shoes or coat on, pick up the lead or say "walk" but pay no attention to your dog's reaction and go and do something else for a few minutes. This is not teasing your dog but teaching him that these triggers don't actually mean anything anymore. When he sees there's no point in getting really hyped up, he won't bother. But if you continue to feed into a ritual by continuing to go ahead with the walk, you'll never break that cycle. So, carry on getting ready, stopping whenever the dog gets over-excited again and you'll find you can gradually get a bit further each time you try. When you've had enough or are running out of time, you can finish the training and have some fuss or play with your dog, some quality time together and feel like you've achieved something, however small, towards enjoyable walks in the future. The same applies when it comes to putting on the lead. You shouldn't have to catch a moving target to do this. It doesn't matter whether your dog sits or stands while you put the lead on, as long as he restrains his excitement and isn't jumping up, whirling around etc. Call your dog to you first and stop what you're doing as soon as he starts fidgeting, jumping etc. Don't say anything or look at him, just stand back and wait for him to work out what he needs to do. You might want to try a "3 strikes and you're out" approach. Stop and wait twice, then when he gets it wrong a third time, put the lead down, walk away and do something else for a few minutes, or until you're ready to try again. However, when he gets it right and lets you put the lead on calmly and smoothly, don't forget to praise him for that. Next week, we’ll look at what you should do as you walk out of the door!

LOLA Lola is approximately one year old and appears to have some labrador looks and tendencies that is being looked after by the K9 charity. She was recently found walking the streets of the La Marina urbanisation trying to enter many properties looking for food and shelter. Lola is charming, warm and friendly, and loves to play and shows an interest in other dogs. She walks well on a lead and is very clean. For more details, please call 600 845 420.


Seagate Wealth Management Where to invest your pension in retirement. • Investing your pension in retirement means balancing income with growth • Pension savings now have to last two decades, so pots need to work harder • Pick the right investments now or you run the risk of running out of cash With the average retirement now set to last at least two decades, savers need to make sure their pension pots work harder than ever. Keeping your cash invested through retirement means you can take an income while your money continues to grow. But you need to make sure you pick the right investments or you could find yourself running out of cash. Research by insurance group SunLife found more than a third of retirees are worried their money will dry up before they die and some 28% said money was their biggest concern for the future. Why people are staying invested in retirement It’s no wonder then that with the advent of the pension freedoms, savers are increasingly opting for drawdown as a means to eke out savings over the long term. Drawdown is an arrangement whereby your pension savings stay invested, but you can withdraw money from your pot as and when you need. A major attraction of drawdown is the money that remains invested has the potential to keep growing — so, with careful planning, it can replenish itself at such a rate as to replace the amount you withdraw each year. What kind of investment should you look for? But where should you invest your money to make sure it can see you through retirement? If you would like to discuss your options, then call us on 965 704 338 for a free noobligation chat with an adviser. Alternatively, email:


Friday 24th November 2017

Settlement Stopped

Seven people, who were the subject of deportation orders, were arrested in Redován last week at an illegal settlement of immigrants, who were sleeping rough. The joint sweep from the local police, Guardia Civil, and the National Police

Nativity Set Up

uncovered 30 people living in cardboard homes. The immigrants had, however, been supplied with basic essentials, such as blankets and water, by the Cruz Roja charity in their week-long stay on the site.

Participation Welcomed

Almoradi residents that are registered on the local padrón are being encouraged to come up with ideas for the next municipal budget. Finance councillor Pepe Girona says that suggestions can be posted on the council’s website, and there are eight specific sections that people can to use to submit their suggestions. The full consultation process is expected to run until January,

when Almoradi council will start to draw up draft budgets for 2018.

Guardamar, in keeping with many local municipalities across Alicante Province and the Murcia region, has been busy getting ready over the last few days in putting together the traditional nativity scene (or Belén) in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. Belén means Bethlehem, since a Spanish Christmas scene includes the entire town of Bethlehem and what often looks like all of Judea.

In addition to angels and shepherds and sheep, there are farmers with their plows, hunters with strings of game, washerwomen washing and bakers baking. There are also caves and houses and temples, rocks and streams and mountains, in what is always an impressive display in the area’s main centres, enjoyed by locals and tourists alike and adding a lovely touch of Christmas spirit.

Mistaken Greeting

The Catalan equivalent of the Guardia Civil shot and injured an unarmed man on Saturday at a toll station near the French border (stock picture of Mossos border check at La Jonquera) with officers saying that he was shouting ‘Allahu akbar.’ The Mossos officers mistakenly suspected he had a weapon, a statement said, adding that no terrorism investigation was being opened. The man, of Moroccan origin, was travelling with a

woman in a vehicle registered in France and approached the toll by the border town of La Jonquera in the early hours of Saturday morning. A Mossos patrol was alerted because the man had a “strange” attitude and “seemed to be manipulating something inside the vehicle”. “The Mossos asked him to get out. He finally got out with something in his hands and he moved towards the officers,” said a spokesperson.

The spokesperson said that, according to the officers present, the man “shouted ‘Allahu akbar' (God is greatest)”. “The officers repeatedly asked him to stop, and fired a shot in the air to intimidate him, but as he continued to move forward, they shot him in the hip.” The man “then undressed” and “appeared to suffer from mental problems”. He was taken to hospital for medical treatment to the injuries suffered.

Points of View

Rival pro-Spanish unity and pro-independence rallies again demonstrated the depth of feeling in deeply-divided Catalunya last Saturday. Calls for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to be jailed for leading the separatist push were made in Barcelona amid fears at the impact it is having on the local economy. “The anarchists are destroying the country with their independence drive,” said prounity demonstrator Maria Pages, a 62-yearold dentist. She said: “Two thousand, four hundred


and seventy-one companies have left (Catalunya) and they’re still going on with this. Do they want to ruin us?” Those who back a breakaway however were also on the march on Saturday in a demonstration against fascism, racism and to promote the coexistence of the divided population. “This is a quiet and peaceful society that wants freedom and does not want fascism on the streets,” said social educator Neus Medina, 54. “Many years ago there was fascism and we do not want to experience it again.”


Friday 24th November 2017

Location Switch Waste collection containers currently located on La Zenia promenade at Cala Cerrada beach are being moved to improve the look of the area. Orihuela beaches and coastal councillor Luisa Boné said that they would be transferred to the nearby green area. "These containers will also get a wood panelling surface which will make them look better and fit into the area better,” said Boné. The cost of the works is over five thousand euro and were scheduled to have

Prosecutor Death

been completed by today.

Cultural Exchange A group of Scottish students have been getting a taste of Spanish life as part of their annual exchange programme with the IES Mar Menor college at Santiago de la Ribera. The 14 teenagers who are studying the Spanish language come from Helensburgh’s Hermitage Academy, and they spent a week in the area taking in La Manga, Cartagena and Murcia City, as well as meeting San Javier’s mayor, José Miguel Luengo. Their Spanish counterparts will visit them in March

next year, with the annual exchanges having taken

place for six years.

Spain’s top prosecutor, who has spearheaded the case against Catalunya’s separatist leaders died suddenly last weekend. Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza, 66, was on a working visit to Argentina when he took ill. He is said to have died in a hospital in Buenos Aires on Saturday after being admitted for an

infection. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy led the tributes, taking to Twitter to express his condolences and “recognition and gratitude for a life of work at the service of the state.” Jose Manuel Maza called for charges to be brought against Catalan independence leaders including oust-

ed president Carles Puigdemont who is fighting extradition from Belgium where he has sought refuge. Four former members of his government with him in Brussels also face charges while eight others are already behind bars in pretrial custody in Spain, accused of rebellion and sedition.



Friday 24th 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: Vilma wanted to know if she really needed all the ADVICE: Chris wanted clarification on a previous answer – security tools installed on her computer he makes a very good point.




Hi! Just read your article in The Courier where you suggest downloading Please can you advise me on if I really need Malwarebytes Anti Malware Mozbackup for emails, but when going to the site, although it is still and Mc Afee Security Scan Plus, when I have paid for Norton 360 available, the following notice is highlighted: Premier? Yours sincerely, Vilma. MozBackup is not being developed anymore. There are known issues and there is no time on my side to fix all issues and develop new features. Use MozBackup only on your risk. Thanks for understanding. Source code is available on GitHub. Hi Vilma, ok, here we go....

Now this makes me nervous! Would you advise continuing, or can you suggest another programme to do the same thing? Thanks in advance, Chris

McAffee Security Scan Plus - this is a free tool, usually downloaded to your computer along with other free software, it is not needed and can be removed safely. Malwarebytes Anti Malware - is a great tool and is one of the best at keeping malware in check on your computer, it's well worth having but not critical.

Hey Chris, thanks for taking the time to email. Yes, you make a very good point. I had no idea that MozBackup had ceased support. I would suggest simply copying the profile now then as an alternative, so close Thunderbird, navigate to the profile using the following:


Norton 360 Premier - This is your main AntiVirus software and does need to be installed, up to date and running on your computer.

You see the profile is stored in a different location based on the operating system, then copy the profile over to a backup device.

Hope that helps clarify things :-)

Thanks again for pointing this out, very useful.

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Food & Drink

Winter Vegetable & Lentil Soup



85g dried red lentils 2 carrots, quartered lengthways then diced 3 sticks celery, sliced 2 small leeks, sliced 2 tbsp tomato purée 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves 3 chopped garlic cloves 1 tbsp vegetable bouillon powder 1 big tsp ground coriander

Tip the lentils and vegetables into a large pan with the tomato purée, thyme, garlic, bouillon powder and coriander. Pour over 1½ litres boiling water from the kettle, then stir well. Cover and leave to simmer for 30 mins until the vegetables and lentils are tender. Ladle into bowls and eat


straightaway, or if you like a really thick texture, blitz a third of the soup with a hand blender or in a food processor.

Prep: 10 Mins Cook: 30 Mins Serves: 2

Cheesy Autumn Mushrooms



4 large field mushrooms 100g gorgonzola or other blue cheese, crumbled 25g walnuts, toasted and roughly chopped 4 thyme sprigs knob butter, cut into small pieces rocket leaves, to serve

Heat oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Arrange the mushrooms on a baking tray. Scatter over the cheese, walnuts, thyme sprigs and butter. You can do up to this stage a day in advance. Pop in the oven and cook for

10 mins until the cheese is melted and the mushrooms are softened. Arrange some rocket leaves on plates and place the mushrooms on top. Cook: 10 Mins Serves: 4


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Friday 24th November 2017

Lamb Vindaloo

Ingredients 500g lamb neck fillet, cubed 120ml rapeseed oil 250g onions, sliced 4 garlic cloves, roughly chopped 25g ginger, roughly chopped 1 medium potato, diced 240ml stock (depending on the meat you’re using), warmed through 10g coriander, chopped, plus extra leaves to serve wilted greens and lightly fried red onion, to serve For the curry paste 2 tsp cardamom pods shelled, seeds only 2 tsp cloves

2 tsp coriander seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds, toasted 1 tsp turmeric 1 tbsp malt vinegar 40g dried red chillies (adjust quantity to your taste) Method Blend the paste ingredients in a blender or bash using a pestle and mortar until smooth and combined. Rub half the paste into the lamb neck, cover and chill in the fridge overnight. Heat most of the oil in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and ginger, cook slowly until the onion is translucent, then add the remaining

curry paste and mix well. Cook your spices for a few mins, allowing the flavours to really open up. Decrease the heat, fold the potato into your mix, season well and cook for 5 mins. Add the stock and simmer on a low heat until the potato is cooked, then lightly crush it. Add the chopped coriander, then remove from the heat and leave to cool. Chill in the fridge overnight. The next day, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Season the lamb, brown it all over and cook until tender. Reheat the sauce, and add the lamb and any juices. Serve topped with coriander, with some wilted greens and fried red onion on the side. Prep: 30 Mins Cook: 1 Hour Serves: 4 - 6

Pineapple & Rum Cake Ingredients 200g fresh pineapple chunks 75g dark chocolate, chopped 160g unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus extra for the tin 120g golden caster sugar ½ tsp five spice 30ml milk 2 tbsp dark rum 3 large eggs 160g self-raising flour For the lime icing 75g unsalted butter, at room temperature 125g icing sugar ½ lime, juiced For the meringue 300g golden caster sugar 25g liquid glucose 4 large egg whites Method Heat oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan/gas 4. Tip the pineapple

onto a non-stick baking tray and roast for 20 mins – this concentrates the flavour. Leave the pineapple to cool before roughly chopping into smaller chunks. Melt the chocolate in a microwave or in a saucepan set over simmering water, then tip onto a piece of baking parchment and spread it out in a thick layer. Leave to set. Butter a 20 x 30cm baking tin and line with baking parchment. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the five spice, milk and rum, and mix together. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, adding the flour in three batches between the eggs, and fold in the pineapple. Scrape the cake mixture into the baking tin and bake for 20 mins, or until just cooked through and lightly browned. Leave in the tin for 10 mins, then lift out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Cut the cake in half widthways. Beat the butter for the icing until soft, then stir in the icing sugar, followed by the lime juice. You should end up with a soft, spreadable buttercream. Add a little more icing sugar if it’s too soft. For the meringue, put the sugar, 65ml water and the glucose in a heavy pan on a medium heat and stir to dissolve the sugar. Bring to the boil, and use a sugar thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature. Put the egg whites in a stand mixer and whisk over a medium speed. When the

temperature of the syrup reaches 118ºC, steadily pour it in a thin stream into the stiff egg whites, and continue whisking until completely cold. Scoop the meringue into a piping bag fitted with a plain round nozzle. Can be made up to three days in advance and kept in the fridge. Put one half of the cake on a flat ovenproof serving plate or baking sheet. Spread a little of the icing over the cake and sandwich the other half on top. Now, imagine you are looking down onto a pineapple that is lying down and cut each corner off the cake to make it look like a barrel – a bread knife works best here. Trim off the sharp top edges to round the top, then coat the cake with a thin layer of the remaining icing Pipe dots of meringue all over the cake so it looks like a pineapple. Brown the meringue with a blowtorch or put it in an oven, turned up as high as it will go, and keep an eye on it until it starts to brown. Cool completely. Cut the cooled chocolate into shards about 5-10cm long, and push them into one end of the cake so they look like pineapple leaves. Prep: 45 Mins

Cook: 30

Serves: 12

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Friday 24th November 2017

New Trackable Pill Knows When It’s Being Taken And Can Talk To Doctors US regulators are allowing doctors to use the first intuitive medicine, which knows whether or not it has been taken. The “trackable” pill can talk to doctors and tell them whether their patients have taken the drugs they need. The pill was first approved by the US Food and Drug Administration in 2002 to treat schizophrenia, and the sensor technology was allowed to be marketed in 2012. Now the FDA says the two can work together – by sending a message from a sensor in the pill to a patch the patient wears – to digitally-enhance people’s treatment.

“Being able to track ingestion of medications prescribed for illness may be useful for some patients,” Dr Mitchell Mathis of the FDA said in statement. “The FDA supports the development and use of new technology in prescription drugs and is committed to working with companies to understand how this technology might benefit patients and prescribers.” Greenlighting the new digital version, however, came with some caveats. While the system can track doses, it hasn’t been shown to improve patient compliance, the FDA said. “Abilify MyCite should not be

used to track drug ingestion in ‘real-time’ or during an emergency,” the statement said, “because detection may be delayed or may not

occur.” Patients can track their dosage on their smartphone and allow their doctors or caregivers to access the

information through a website. In a statement issued last May when the FDA accepted submission of product for

review, the companies said: “With the patient’s consent, this information could be shared with their healthcare professional team and selected family and friends, with the goal of allowing physicians to be more informed in making treatment decisions that are specific to the patient’s needs.” The companies said the sensor “activates when it reaches stomach fluids and communicates with the patch”. The FDA said digital Abilify is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and as an addon treatment for depression in adults.

Farmers Must Stop Using Antibiotics On Healthy Animals, say WHO Farmers must stop giving antibiotics to healthy animals because they are fuelling the rise of superbugs, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Considerable amounts of antibiotics are administered to animals in the UK to prevent infections, especially in intensive farming. The drugs are also given to animals to promote growth

in the US and Asia, although the practice has been banned in the EU since 2006. Overuse and misuse of the drugs is driving the rising threat of antibiotic resistance, the WHO said. Some kinds of bacteria that cause serious infections in humans have already developed resistance to all available treatments. England’s chief medical offi-

cer Professor Dame Sally Davies has repeatedly warned the world faces a “post-antibiotic apocalypse”, after which routine medical operations would become too dangerous to perform because of the risk of infection. Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, DirectorGeneral of the WHO said: “A lack of effective antibiotics is as serious a security threat

as a sudden and deadly disease outbreak. “Strong, sustained action across all sectors is vital if we are to turn back the tide of antimicrobial resistance and keep the world safe.” The health body strongly recommends completely banning use of medically important antibiotics in foodproducing animals for growth promotion and disease prevention without diagnosis, it said. Only when an animal in the same herd, flock or fish population is diagnosed with an infection should antibiotics be given, the WHO said.. In those cases, the animals should be given types of antibiotics “least important” to human health, it added. A review published on Tuesday by The Lancet Planetary Health found restricting antibiotic use in food-producing animals reduced antibiotic-resistant bacteria in them by up to 39 per cent. The WHO said this research had led them to issue new guidelines. The new guidelines are likely to prove unpopular with

farmers, since it could reduce profits. But the health organisation can only make recommendations — only governments can enforce laws on farming. A spokesperson from the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) said in a statement the UK was making "excellent progress" in tackling antibiotic usage in farming, but did not comment on whether it was planning on enforcing the new guidelines. “Scientific evidence demonstrates that overuse of antibiotics in animals can


contribute to the emergence of antibiotic resistance,” said the Director of the Department of Food Safety and Zoonoses at WHO, Dr Kazuaki Miyagishima. “The volume of antibiotics used in animals is continuing to increase worldwide, driven by a growing demand for foods of animal origin, often produced through intensive animal husbandry.” According to the WHO, in some countries, around 80 per cent of consumption of medically important antibiotics is in the animal sector.



Why Fluoride Has No Place In Drinking Water Fluoride is described by chemists as one of the most reactive chemicals known to man. It is classified as a deadly poison by scientists. Although fluoride exists in nature and can be present in drinking water, it occurs in a natural form that is completely different from the fluoride added to drinking water. The idea to add fluoride to drinking water started in the 1940s and history shows that there was no scientific evidence to justify its addition to drinking water in the United States, where this phenomenon started. The main reason given was that small amounts of fluoride prevented dental decay. Shockingly, however, the reverse is true. What is very well documented is

fact is that fluoride displaces iodine because they belong to the same family on the periodic table. The thyroid gland requires iodine to function effectively, and its displacement by fluoride results in chronic thyroid problems. People that are prone to thyroid diseases may be suffering chronic thyroid problems caused by fluoridated water.

that fluoride in water causes the condition called dental fluorosis, which results in staining and corrosion of the teeth. Dental fluorosis results from the weakening of the enamel and a similar condi-

tion also occurs with the bones to cause ‘skeletal fluorosis’. Not surprising, fluoride is known to cause arthritis or inflammation of the joints. The fluoride found naturally in water may have a slight benefit of protecting the teeth against

cavities, however, the danger of adding fluoride in water far outweighs any risks. A well-known and very toxic effect of fluoride is its effect on the thyroid gland. A well-established scientific

Fluoride also causes chronic disease of the heart and the kidney. An alarming phenomenon noticed with fluoride is that it reduces IQ and mental processing. This has been observed in inner cities where crime rate and delinquencies continue to increase year in year out, and we wonder if mass fluoridation of water is

responsible for these deepening social. It is important to avoid fluoridated water and to campaign against having the water in your community fluoridated. In many countries, the decision to fluoridate water is now in the hands of towns and in recent years many towns have kicked against fluoridation of their water. If your home water supply does contain fluoride, you can act to protect your health now by purchasing a water filter; these can be an effect way of removing it from the water and making it safer to drink. Call MedB for a Full Body Diagnostic Scan – 965 071 745, 966 189 074,

Workplace Bullying And Violence 'Risk Factors' by Ann Cooper For Type 2 Diabetes "Workplace bullying increases risk of type 2 diabetes by 46%, study finds," reports the Mail Online. A new study looked at data from four different Nordic research projects to investigate whether employees exposed to workplace bullying and violence at work are at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. A distinction was made between workplace bullying and violence (or threats of violence) at work because bullying can take many forms. Also, some professionals, such as police or prison officers, usually have training designed to help them cope better with violence at work. The study found that people who said they'd experienced

workplace bullying or violence had an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared with those who didn't report any bullying or violence. These are interesting findings with a number of potential explanations. Stress, caused by bullying or violence, can have a wide range of potential effects. For example, it can lead to comfort eating and spending longer sitting still at your desk, which can cause weight gain. Being overweight is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Of course, regardless of the potential link to an increased risk of diabetes, workplace bullying and violence shouldn't be ignored.


Friday 24th November 2017

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Friday 24th November 2017

Events Calendar

Local Markets Friday

Friday 25 November to Sunday 3 December, 2017 Torrevieja XV Tapas Route Friday 24 - Saturday 25 November, 2017 Torrevieja VIII International Habaneras Competition for Soloists Free Introduction to Life Drawing at the Virgen del Carmen Centre Friday 24 - Sunday 26 November, 2017 Formentera de Segura Christmas Market at La Vuelta Finca. Open 5 pm Fri and from 11 am Sat and Sun Friday 24 November, 2017 Everywhere Black Friday - Great day for shopping with huge discounts in many businesses Alicante Guided visit round the air-raid shelter from the Civil War - 17h Saturday 25 November, 2017 Barcelona Shakira in concert. Torrevieja Age Concern Xmas Fayre at the Centre in C/Pagannini La Siesta 10 am Craft Fayre 11 am to 4 pm in San Luis Bigastro Arts, crafts and antiques fair at London Antiques - 10 am to 2 pm San Miguel Open Day at Finca San Miguel de Salinas Animal Sanctuary from 1 pm to 5 pm Novelda V Feria de la Uva (Grape Fair) - in the Plaza Vella 10.30 am to 9 pm Sunday 26 November, 2017 Torrevieja Grand Children’s Parade along Ramón Gallud, from Virgen del Carmen Centre at 4.30 pm Elche XIII 10 Km walk/race against breast cancer. Must register by the 25th Murcia Fashion Sunday - fashion show at Rin Ran Market 12 - 2 pm Wednesday 29 November, 2017 Torrevieja Velvetones Christmas Concert from 7.30 pm Wednesday 29 November to Saturday 2 December San Fulgencio Studio 32’s musical White Christmas at the Cardenal Belluga Theatre

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)



You don’t really have to come up with anything dramatically new to create some enjoyable Saturday night television, and that’s certainly the case in Michael McIntyre’s Big Show, which stormed back for a third series with six million viewers for BBC 1 at the weekend. It’s a very entertaining show fronted by McIntyre who kicks-off with one of his routines; brings on a couple of excellent turns in Emeli Sande and Joe Lycett; does his mobile phone messaging bit (this time with expolitician Ed Balls); and does a couple of “Ordinary Joe” routines including the Unexpected Star (we got a really good opera-style singer) and a very funny new Midnight Gameshow sequence, where Dean the plumber (pictured above) got surprised in his bedroom with McIntyre appearing at 3.00 am with a cast of thousands! McIntyre scores high with likeability in a show that would not have been out of place three decades ago, but so what? It’s profession-

Michael’s Saturday Winner

ally done and a good piece of silly fun that hits the absolute right note and puts to shame some of the dumb ideas that have been foisted upon the viewers over the last couple of years. Dovetailing between Strictly and Casaulty, it’s given the BBC another successful “linear” schedule, in other words a deck of shows that have people sticking throughout the evening without resorting to the remote control. I love panel shows but we don’t seem to get enough of them these days and that’s strange because they are cheap to put on. Lo and behold, two of the very best returned on the same night on BBC 1 and BBC 2 on Monday in the shape of Would I Lie To You (Ed Balls popping up again) and Insert Name Here. WILTY works great because of the dynamic betwene Rob Brydon, David Mitchell, and Lee Mack. The much newer boy on block, INH, also has that same sort of spirit between Sue Perkins, Richard Osman, and Josh Widdicombe, as we get to grips with some historical

trivia. I was really looking forward to the return of The Weakest Link as part of Children in Need last Friday, but I was left a wee bit disappointed. It may have just been my perception, but I thought this celebrity edition seemed to be a bit slow in pace, but the barbs from Anne Robinson were just as good as before. I’d certainly order some Saturday night celebrity specials for the spring and summer for BBC 1, and now we wait for the New Year revival of the Generation Game with Mel and Sue! Netflix is really firing up the bullets at the moment ahead of the impending release of season two of The Crown. If you want something different, try Stranger Things. I got totally hooked by the first series, and you’d wonder what would be appealing about a group of young kids in an American town of the early eighties getting involved in some spooky sci-fi goings on? Try it, and you’ll enjoy some realistic performances by some tal-

ented young actors in a mix of the funny, dramatic, and moving. The always-testing second season has delivered with the episodes that I have had time to watch so far. Also out on Netflix is the zillionth show out of the Marvel stable, The Punisher, which is the story of an ex-marine out to

wreak revenge on those who killed his family and who gets embroiled in an even bigger plot. I’m sure I’ve seen Steven Seagal and other movies go down this line, except that this is even more violent and darker. Frank Castle is played by Walking Dead original castmember Jon Bernthal (he was Rick’s copper col-

league who had an affair with Rick’s wife), and he’s grumpy and seriously deadpan. I’m told that the pace picks up a fair bit halfway through the series, but it was certainly pedestrian in episode one, though I did like the style and mood. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. it most definitely isn’t!

28 Robert. However, will Robert’s next confession make matters even worse?

Friday Nicola and Jimmy set up a rigged raffle so that Mrs Dumphreys’ relative can get the cash. Bernice interrupts with another suggestion, but what does she have in mind? Meanwhile, Brenda is sad when Bob forgets her birthday. Elsewhere, Robert faces an ultimatum.

Monday Rebecca realises that Seb is missing and fears that Robert is responsible, so she tells Lawrence and Chrissie about Robert’s secret scheming. Although there’s an innocent explanation for Seb’s disappearance, it’s too late as Robert gets confronted over his “Rug Tree Bonds” ruse. Robert insists to the Whites that he now genuinely wants to be a better person for Seb, but will they listen now the truth is out? Meanwhile, Bernice has prepared an extravagant and pricey breakfast for her daughter Dee Dee, who has come to stay. Diane urges Bernice to tell the truth and stop the charade that she’s rich.

Tuesday Chrissie spots Lawrence talking intimately with Robert. It doesn’t take long for Chrissie and Rebecca to realise that Robert seduced their dad. Later, Lawrence is forced to admit that he slept with


Friday 24th November 2017

Meanwhile, Lachlan is still missing and Chrissie is frantic with worry. Friday In a bid to forget about his illness, Robert Elsewhere, Diane is not heads to the casino. happy to see Bernice heading off to the shops in a Robert is annoyed when Bentley with Gabby and Dee Johnny insists on tagging Dee, but later agrees to along. When Robert loses keep quiet about the lie. every penny at poker, Johnny’s horrified and tries to drag him home, but Robert won’t be deterred. Meanwhile, Eileen is thrilled when Phelan reveals that the insurance money has come through. Anna watches suspiciously as Phelan hands Billy a wad of cash for the church fund, then sets about giving all the people Wednesday Robert is recu- who lost money on the perating at Aaron and Liv’s Calcutta flats £5,000 each place after being kicked out by way of compensation. by the Whites. Liv isn’t happy with the situation, but how will Aaron react when Robert tells him the truth about what happened with the Whites?

Anna lures Phelan to Number 13, telling him that she needs to know why he framed her for Seb’s accident. Smelling a rat, Phelan looks her in the eye and tells her they both know she pushed Seb off his ladder. With Phelan gone, Anna switches off the record setting on her phone, gutted that her plan went awry.

Thursday Sarah and Debbie look forward to the Christmas lights switch-on and are excited about having Tom there. Could Charity’s suspicions over Tom cast a shadow over the big day? Monday Billy is still consumed with guilt over his lies Lisa despairs as Zak and about the armed robbery. Sam front up to some land Urging him to get a grip for surveyors, pointing out that Summer’s sake, Todd promthey’re not going to solve ises to do some research anything with violence. about the car crash to put Billy’s mind at rest. Elsewhere, Robert is feeling determined, but what does Having contacted a private the future hold for him? investigator, Todd reads the As the villagers count down to the Christmas lights switch-on, Charity tells Debbie there’s something she needs to hear about Tom in private. Meanwhile, the spark is still there between Leyla and Pete, but how will Leyla feel when Tracy picks up on it? Elsewhere, Lisa is feeling conflicted over Morris’s latest offer.

report with horror. However, Todd then lies to Billy and tells him that, having done some digging, he can assure him that nobody died in the crash and nobody was hurt either. Billy is overcome with relief.

Meanwhile, Mary enjoys minding baby George in the flower shop while Jude and Angie go house hunting. Later, Mary takes a call from Jude telling her that George has taken ill again and they’re at the hospital. Todd has dinner with Billy and Summer in the Bistro. When Daniel makes a lighthearted remark about juicy court cases and defending the indefensible, Todd snaps at him, leaving Billy suspicious. Will he find out that Todd has lied to him?

goodbyes to her loved ones, but will she and Woody really go?

Friday Jay speaks to Lauren about Ben’s recent discovery. Lauren then takes it upon herself to quiz Josh over what might be going on, but he warns her that it’s best not to antagonise Luke. Later, Lauren refuses to listen and does her own detective work, making a worrying discovery. Meanwhile, Whitney stands up for herself with Woody and Moose.

Meanwhile, when Max reassures Carmel over how he feels about her, she suggests they should find a place of their own together. Elsewhere, Phil is put out when Aidan tells him that he needs Vincent’s help with a job. Thursday Linda’s fears about her marriage come back to haunt her. Meanwhile, Phil tries to involve himself in Aidan’s plan, but this causes tension with Vincent. Will Phil team up with Aidan or stay out of it? Elsewhere, Carmel is delighted when Max hints that he will move in with her – and things are looking even better for her when she finds an engagement ring.

Wednesday At the hospital, Mary finds George in the baby room and sits next to his cot. As Jude and Angie row about Mary, they’re interrupted by the sound of the alarm in the baby room. Mary is ushered out while the doctors tend to George. Angie and Jude immediately turn on Mary, demanding to know what she’s done to their son. Mary assures them she would never harm him, but Angie is disbelieving. Is there more to this than meets the eye? Also, in a bid to hurt her, Kate tells Rana that she’s moving to Spain with Johnny and Jenny. Rana is gutted but puts on a brave face. Two public protection officers call at Number 7 and question Mary about George’s health. Jude later visits with news of George, but when Mary asks to see him, Jude tells her that it’s not a good idea. Kate admits to Luke that she doesn't want to move to Spain, but it's killing her being around Rana.

Monday Willmott-Brown warns Max that Lauren is onto them. When Max speaks to his daughter, his worst fears are confirmed as she threatens to go public with everything she knows. Max briefly manages to secure Lauren’s silence by pointing out that the plan isn’t even confirmed yet, but it seems that there’s no keeping her quiet on this one. How will WillmottBrown react when he overhears Lauren telling Max that she’s changed her mind about protecting his secret? Meanwhile, Phil catches up with his old friend and cellmate Aidan when he arrives on the Square unexpectedly. Phil is suspicious when he later spots Aidan speaking to Vincent. What exactly has brought Aidan to Walford? Tuesday Whitney and Woody’s plans to leave the Square together run into trouble when they have an argument, but Mick and Linda manage to get them back on track again. Later, Whitney says her final

Matteo is determined to be a part of their child’s life, but Nina isn’t convinced he’s ready. Can they find their way back to one another, or will this prove one rift too many?

Meanwhile, emotions run high for Jac when Fletch confronts her about a patient’s care. However, still in denial, Jac reels when events take a perilous turn. Elsewhere, now that Ric is being prosecuted, it’s time to draw a line in the sand and Donna must decide where her loyalties lie once and for all.

Elsewhere, Phelan wants Gary to help bring Nicola back to the Street.

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 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 Sounds Like Friday Night Greg James and Dotty present a lively mix of music and entertainment, joined by Ivor Novello and Mobo Award-winner Craig David as co-host. Craig will be introducing performances from Vegas band the Killers. 21:00 EastEnders Whitney questions her relationship with Woody. 21:30 Still Open All Hours Granville and Gastric find themselves playing marriage counsellors.

07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Royal Recipes 09:00 Natural World 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 World Cup Rugby League 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 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 19:55 Live: Match of the Day - England Women v Bosnia and Herzegovina Women Coverage of the FIFA Women's World Cup Group One qualifier. England recorded an emphatic 6-0 victory over Russia in their opening match, and will expect another three points in interim head coach Mo Marley's first match in charge. (Kick-off 20:05)

22:30 Mrs Brown’s Boys Agnes Brown has had enough hassle with Christmas trees to last a lifetime, so this year she refuses to have one.

22:00 Extreme Wives with Kate Humble India has been ranked as one of the hardest places to be a woman, where inequality and arranged marriage are commonplace. However in Shillong, in north-east India, the Khasi people practise a matrilineal way of life where everything, including property and the family name, is passed down the female line.

23:00 News 23:35 Graham Norton 00:25 Would I Lie to You? 00:55 The Apprentice 01:55 Weather 02:00 News

23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 00:05 Snowfall 00:45 Film My Scientology Movie (14) 02:20 Army 03:20 This Is BBC Two

22:00 Have I Got News for You Paul and Ian are joined by guest host Stephen Mangan, and panellists including Steph McGovern.

Jason Fox investigates 'The Real Narcos'

Channel 4 has commissioned a bold new three-part series from Plum Pictures which sees ex-Special Forces soldier, Jason Fox (SAS: Who Dares Wins), investigate the drugs trade in South America. Until 5 years ago, Jason was himself battling on the front line in the war on drugs, as part of his work in Britain’s elite Special Forces. Now The Real Narcos sees Jason travel to cartel-controlled parts of Mexico, Peru and Columbia – navigating the criminal underworld of the drugs network. His aim: to understand the people he once used to fight. He will come face to face with the kind of people he once targeted - from cocaine cooks and cartel enforcers to underworld kingpins and traffickers - with the aim of understanding who these

people really are, what drives them to this way of life, and how the notorious billion pound narcotics industry thrives. Using contacts from both the criminal underworld and law enforcement to gain extraordinary access to a stunning array of characters on the frontline of this daily battle, The Real Narcos takes us into lawless worlds where police fear to tread, and drugs lords reign supreme. Alf Lawrie, Channel 4’s Specialist Factual Commissioning Editor said: “What makes this series so unique is that it is told from an insider’s perspective. Jason’s first-hand knowledge of this world – as a participant in the war on drugs sets this series apart, and gives his journey an extraordinary authenticity.”


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 Bernice is stunned. 20:30 Coronation Street Robert heads to the casino to escape his problems. 21:00 Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears Ray explores the Flinders mountains and encounters some of the unusual wildlife that lives there, including three species of kangaroo. He gets a helicopter lift from bush pilot Paul O'Brien, who takes him to a peak called the Chace, where Ray hopes to spot Australia's largest bird of prey, the wedge-tailed eagle, riding on the thermal currents. 21:30 Coronation Street Anna tries a new approach with Phelan.

07:15 The King of Queens 08:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:55 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing 11:35 Frasier 12:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA+ 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 13:55 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing 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 Jamie and Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast Guest Simon Pegg joins Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty as they rustle up dishes for the weekend from their cafe on Southend Pier. On the menu is a melt-in-the mouth lamb tagine, inspired by Simon's time spent filming in Morocco. Jamie prepares an indulgent Provencal bake, made by layering pancakes and packing them full of smoked ham and oozy cheese. This series sees Jimmy use his DIY skills to create imaginative solutions to food dilemmas, starting with a Korean barbecue served to a wheelchair rugby team from an innovative picnic table.

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:25 Film - Christmas Child 14:10 News 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Film - Christmas Hero 18:00 News 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News 20:00 The Gadget Show Oculus Rift reveal products including a brand new VR platform designed to help film makers. And the Fitbit smart watch goes up against the Apple Watch S3. 21:00 World’s Greatest Bridges At 343 metres, the Millau Viaduct over the Tarn gorge in southern France is the world's tallest bridge and considered by many to be the world's most beautiful. Engineer Rob Bell meets the design team, including architect Norman Foster and structural engineer Dr Michel Virlogeux, and learns about the innovative and ancient techniques used to build it.

22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! They should have settled into jungle life by now, but who is not pulling their weight in camp and will they be the one to tackle the next Bushtucker Trial?

22:00 Gogglebox Britain’s most opinionated and avid TV viewers comment freely on what the box has to offer.

22:00 Eight Days That Made Rome Around 60 AD, Roman troops invaded Boudica’s settlement, flogged her and raped her daughters. The outrage provoked the Iceni queen to lead a revolt that came perilously close to ending the Roman occupation of Britannia.

23:30 News 00:15 Tonight at the London Palladium 01:15 Play to the Whistle 01:50 Jackpot247 04:00 Storage Hoarders

23:00 The Last Leg 00:05 First Dates 01:05 Film Boyhood (14) 03:55 Humans 04:50 Man Down 05:15 Phil Spencer

23:00 The Garden of Eden: Revealed 00:05 The Missing Evidence 01:00 SuperCasino 04:10 When Calls the Heart

A Christmas Carol Goes Wrong

After last year’s hilarious Peter Pan Goes Wrong, the Olivier Award-winning Mischief Theatre Company, the brains behind the hugely successful The Play That Goes Wrong and The Comedy About A Bank Robbery in the West End, return to the small screen with their take on Dickens’ famous festive fable this Christmas on BBC One. Blacklisted by the BBC after ruining Peter Pan, the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society are not taking their ban lying down and force themselves back on the BBC by hijacking the jewel of the Christmas schedule, a ‘live’ production of A Christmas Carol staged by a professional cast. The following hour finds the Cornley gang trying to make

the show work on ‘live’ television as they soon realise they are completely out of their depth with no idea how to direct a live studio or handle special effects and are having their own internal rivalries revealed on television. Plus, there’s an angry professional cast trying to get back into the studio. Shane Allen, Controller Comedy Commissioning at the BBC says: “This promises to be a viewing treat for all the family as the Dickens classic gets the full Mischief treatment. Expect chaos and a shambles from start to finish, a bit like most people’s experience of Christmas itself.” Chris Sussman, Head of Comedy, BBC Studios, says: “It's going to be terrible. I can't wait to see it.”

07:00 The Cube16 07:45 Dinner Date 08:35 Emmerdale 09:30 Coronation Street 10:00 Ellen DeGeneres 10:50 Dinner Date 11:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 12:50 Planet’s Got Talent14 13:20 Emmerdale 14:20 Coronation Street 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! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:30 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp 00:30 Family Guy 01:00 American Dad! 02:00 Ghosted 02:30 Plebs ITV 3 07:00 Coronation Street 07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 Wild at Heart 09:55 Judge Judy 11:15 A Touch of Frost 13:30 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 00:00 Blue Murder 01:30 The Theory of Everything (G) 03:40 A Touch of Frost ITV 4 07:00 The Chase 08:50 Storage Wars 09:20 Pawn Stars 10:15 Ironside 12:20 The Sweeney 13:25 Hattrick Heroes 13:45 Live: Players Championship Darts 18:00 Storage Wars 18:30 Storage Wars 18:55 The Darts Show 20:00 Live: Players Championship Darts 00:00 Film - Passenger 57 (15) 01:45 The Professionals 02:50 Bear Grylls

Brighton Dome to be home of Eurovision: You Decide

BBC Two, BBC Studios and BBC Music have announced that Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry, will take place on Wednesday 7 February 2018, live from the worldfamous Brighton Dome, the site of ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision Song Contest win with Waterloo. Joining the BBC Eurovision family is 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw, who will co-host the fantastic night of television and song alongside self-confessed Eurovision superfan Mel Giedroyc, who returns to host the proceedings. Måns Zelmerlöw says: “I’m

really, really looking forward to hosting Eurovision: You Decide together with Mel this year. I’m sure we’ll have a great show and I would love to see the UK achieve a great result in Eurovision 2018. I can’t wait to be part of the You Decide journey and make both You Decide as well as the Eurovision Finals, a part of every UK home.” Mel Giedroyc says: “My favourite time of year has come round again! I can't wait to hear the songs and meet the artists. And what a thrill to host proceedings with THE hero of my time the Måns Zelmerlöw all live from the Brighton Dome. It will be a night to remember!”


Friday 24th November 2017

Live International Rugby Union

Coastal Railways with Julie Walters Sunday - Channel 4

Saturday - BBC Two Wales v New Zealand (Kickoff 18:15). John Inverdale is joined by Martyn Williams, Jeremy Guscott, Doug Howlett and Sam Warburton to present coverage of the autumn international at Principality Stadium. An unsuccessful three-match series in New Zealand this summer saw Wales return home still looking for a victory over the All Blacks for the first time since 1953, in a sequence that has now seen them lose 29 consecutive

fixtures, 10 of which have been presided over by Warren Gatland during his

One of the country’s most adored actors, Julie Walters, is presenting a four-part series for Channel 4 in which she’ll travel the most beautiful and interesting stretches of coastal railway routes in the UK. The actress begins by boarding the famous Jacobite steam train for a trip along Scotland's West Highland Railway, famously tenure. With commentary by featured in the Harry Potter Eddie Butler, Brian Moore movies. Along the way, Julie learns about herring gutting and Jonathan Davies.

and blowing up railway lines, and meets a traditional

Scottish storyteller on the Isle of Skye.

Expedition Volcano

Joe Orton Laid Bare Saturday - BBC Two Documentary exploring the wit, work and world of Joe Orton, the Leicester-born playwright and author whose flourishing literary career was cut short when he was killed by his boyfriend Kenneth Halliwell in 1967. Fifty years after his demise, this film charts Orton's meteoric rise to fame following his imprisonment in 1962 for defacing library books. Orton believed his sentence was unduly harsh, and had more to do with the fact he was homosexual than the crime itself, but his time in prison allowed him to crystallise his distinctive worldview. Here, excerpts from his stage and TV plays, along with his personal diaries, outline his outra-

Sunday - BBC Two geous perspective, and the circumstances of his death are re-examined. Includes contributions by Kenneth

Cranham, Michael Codron, Christopher Hampton, Patricia Routledge and Joe Orton's sister Leonie.

Part one of two. Documentary following scientists studying some of the world's most dangerous

active volcanoes in the Congo. The series begins by exploring Nyiragongo, which has erupted twice in the last 50 years, most recently in 2002, when it devastated

the nearby city of Goma. However, it lies in a region troubled by war and humanitarian crises, which has made study of the volcano difficult.

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 Scotland v Australia 17:30 Final Score 18:15 Len Goodman’s Partners in Rhyme 18:45 News 19:00 Pointless Celebrities 19:50 Strictly Come Dancing Seven couples return to the studio as the battle for the trophy continues. In a first, after the couples have performed their own routine, they return to the floor together to compete in the Pasodoblathon. As ever, though, the impressing the judges is only half of the battle, as the stars must also gain the approval of the viewing public, who are given a chance to have their say over who should stay in the running.

05:30 Live: World Cup Rugby League 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 Tom Kerridge’s Best Ever Dishes 13:30 Raymond Blanc: How to Cook Well 14:00 Coast 14:20 Talking Pictures 15:10 Film Daddy Long Legs 17:15 Britain Afloat 17:45 Live: International Rugby Union Wales v New Zealand 20:30 International Rugby Union Sara Orchard presents highlights of England’s clash with Samoa at Twickenham, their last fixture in the autumn international series. England have never lost a Test to the Samoans and are looking to improve on their 28-9 victory three years ago. 21:30 Dad’s Army Mainwaring camps the platoon in a deserted barn, unaware it is inside the target range of an artillery exercise.

21:10 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show Danny Dyer hands over his phone in celebrity Send To All, there’s an appearance by Gary Barlow, and music 22:00 Joe Orton Laid from Clean Bandit and com- Bare Celebrating the wit, edy from Russell Kane. work and world of groundbreaking sixties playwright 22:10 Casualty Connie Joe Orton in his own words begins chemotherapy treat- and those of friends and ment and leaves Ethan in colleagues, 50 years after charge at the ED. his murder. 23:00 News 23:20 Match of the Day 00:45 The NFL Show 01:15 Film Obsessed (14) 03:00 Weather 03:05 News

23:20 QI XL 00:05 Insert Name Here 00:35 Film Albert Nobbs (14) 02:20 Film - Chances Are (PG) 04:05 This Is BBC Two


07:00 CITV 10:25 News 10:30 Saturday Morning with James Martin 12:25 Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape 12:50 News 13:00 The X Factor 14:30 ITV Racing: Live from Haydock 17:00 Thunderbirds Are Go 17:25 The Harbour 17:55 The Chase 18:55 You’ve Been Framed! 19:20 News

07:05 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 Frasier 08:45 The Big Bang Theory 10:00 The Simpsons 10:55 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Practice 3 Live. 12:25 F1 Meets... Niki Lauda 12:55 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Qualifying Live 15:45 World’s Most Expensive Cars 16:45 A Place in the Sun: Summer Sun 17:30 19:35 Ninja Warrior UK Best Laid Plans 18:30 Ben Shephard, Rochelle Grand Designs 19:25 Humes and Chris Kamara News host as the fifth and final heat of the competition gets 19:45 Film - The Day After under way. More competi- Tomorrow Meteorologist tors from across the nation Jack warns of terrifying test their strength, speed gales and floods, but few and courage on the infa- listen. By the time Earth’s mous obstacle course, and leaders act, millions have those who make it to the been killed by polar ice. end of the run face one final Can Jack beat the deep task - scaling the heights of freeze to rescue his stranded son? His son Sam is in Mount Midoriyama. New York trapped with a 20:30 The X Factor The number of others in the singing competition reach- library, and knowledge es the first of the live semi- helps him keep the group final shows as the remain- alive. (PG) ing contestants sing their hearts out. the pressure is 22:00 Film - Ex Machina A bound to be higher than young coder at the world’s ever with the Grand Final largest internet company, taking place next weekend. wins a competition to spend a week at a private 22:10 I’m a Celebrity... retreat belonging to the Get Me Out of Here! As reclusive CEO of the comtheir first week in camp pany. One arrival he learns draws to a close, jungle life that he must participate in a still feels tougher than ever bizarre experiment which for the celebs. Who will be involves interacting with the next to face the Bushtucker world’s first true artificial intelligence, which comes Trial? in the form of a beautiful 23:10 News 23:30 Film - female robot. (14) Rambo: First Blood Part II (15) 01:20 Jackpot247 00:05 Film - Lone Survivor 04:00 The Hungry Sailors (14) 02:20 The Last Leg 03:10 Hollyoaks 04:50 ITV Nightscreen

07:00 Milkshake 10:55 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:30 The Gadget Show 12:25 Pets Make You Laugh Out Loud 12:55 Film - A Christmas Reunion 14:40 Film Santa Who? 16:25 Film Angels in the Snow (PG) 18:15 Film - Love You Like Christmas

06:40 Film - The Parent Trap 08:55 Frasier 10:00 Sunday Brunch 13:00 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing – Build Up 13:35 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Live. 16:10 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing - Reaction 17:35 Speed with Guy Martin 18:35 News

07:00 Milkshake 10:45 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 11:20 Football 12:40 Film - A Christmas Tail 14:20 Film - Winter Wedding 16:10 Film - A Christmas to Remember 17:55 Film - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (PG) 20:55 News

20:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Max, Steve, Paul and Garry face debtors from every level of society, including a peer of the realm clinging to priceless antiques and a desperate woman who is owed £18k by a recruitment agency. 21:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! Max and Steve have a writ to recover a disputed debt owed by the owner of a bridal shop, and also face a challenging eviction. Gary and Cona are chasing money owed by a small business, and recovering vet fees. 21:55 News 22:00 Football Colin Murray introduces highlights from the weekend’s games in the Championship, including Barnsley v Leeds United at Oakwell, Aston Villa v Ipswich Town at Villa Park and Burton Albion v Sunderland at the Pirelli Stadium. 23:30 NCIS: New Orleans 01:15 SuperCasino 04:10 When Calls the Heart

07:00 Emmerdale Omnibus 09:30 Coronation Street Omnibus 12:50 Take Me Out 13:50 Harry Hill’s Alien Fun Capsule 14:25 Film - Beethoven’s 2nd 16:10 Film - Step Up (PG) 18:20 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 19:50 Film - Inception (PG) 22:40 Family Guy 23:10 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp 01:20 Jackpot247 04:00 The Hungry Sailors 04:50 ITV Nightscreen ITV 3 07:00 Judge Judy 07:20 Murder, She Wrote 09:10 Film - The Baby and the Battleship 11:10 Film Murder on the Orient Express (PG) 13:50 Columbo 15:50 Agatha Christie’s Marple 18:00 Margery and Gladys 20:00 Midsomer Murders 00:05 The Syndicate 01:10 The Blonde Bombshell 03:10 ITV3 Nightscreen ITV 4 07:00 World Cup Rivalries 07:20 The Avengers 08:20 Motorsport UK 09:20 FIA World Endurance Championship Motor Racing 10:30 ITV Racing 11:30 Hornblower 13:45 Live: Players Championship Darts 18:00 Nijinsky’s Triple Crown 18:05 Pawn Stars 20:00 Live: Players Championship Darts 00:00 Film - Full Metal Jacket (18) 02:20 The Classic Car Show 03:20 The Protectors 03:45 ITV4 Nightscreen

Sunday TV 07:00 Breakfast 08:30 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Fern Britton Meets... Gregory Porter 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 News 14:15 Elizabeth and Philip: Love and Duty 15:15 Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets 16:15 Songs of Praise 16:55 Alan Shearer: Dementia, Football and Me 17:55 Blue Planet II 18:55 News 19:20 Countryfile Joe Crowley is at Mar Lodge in the Cairngorms, Britain’s largest national nature reserve. 20:20 Strictly Come Dancing Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman reveal the results of last night's viewers' vote. 21:00 Blue Planet II Footage of wildlife inhabiting underwater kelp forests, including thousands of giant cuttlefish spawning along a restricted area of rocky reef off the south coast of Australia. 22:00 Howards End Margaret receives an offer of marriage from Henry. 23:00 News 23:30 Match of the Day 2 00:30 Ronny Chieng: International Student 00:55 Weather for the Week Ahead 01:00 News

07:05 Coast 07:50 The A to Z of TV Gardening 08:35 The Secret History of the British Garden 09:35 Countryfile 10:30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:00 Food & Drink 12:30 My Life on a Plate 13:15 MOTD Extra 14:00 International Rugby Union 15:00 Natural World 16:00 Demolition: The Wrecking Crew 17:00 Escape to the Country 17:45 Flog It! 18:45 Turkey with Simon Reeve

07:00 CITV 10:25 News 10:30 Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears 11:00 Peston on Sunday 12:00 Save Money: Good Food 12:30 Tipping Point 13:30 News 13:45 The X Factor 15:20 Midsomer Murders 17:10 Les Dawson Forever 19:05 News

The Chase: 19:30 Celebrity Special Patrick Baladi, Vicky Williamson, John Craven and Kevin Eldon attempt to beat the 19:45 Film - Alexander Chaser and win money for and the Terrible, Horrible, charity. No Good, Very Bad Day Alexander experiences the 20:30 The X Factor worst day of his young life Dermot O'Leary hosts as but soon learns that he’s the remaining contestants not alone when other mem- take to the stage, hoping to bers of his family encounter make it into the grand final, with judges Louis, Nicole, their own catastrophes. Simon and Sharon battling 21:00 Robot Wars This it out to keep their acts in round determines which of the show. This year Louis the fighting machines has the Boys, Nicole the makes it into the Grand Overs, Simon the Groups Final, along with the final and Sharon the Girls. two robots to compete in the Ten Robot Rumble. 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Thor, Coyote, Expulsion, Get Me Out of Here! As the Hobgoblin, Push to Exit and celebrities settle into their second week in the jungle, Magnetar battle it out. the competition is stepping 22:00 Expedition Volcano up a gear. It is also time for An expedition to one of the this year’s live Bushtucker world’s most dangerous but Trial. least known volcanoes, 23:30 News 23:45 Peston Nyiragongo. on Sunday 00:45 Road 23:00 Snowfall 23:40 Film - Rage Britain: Caught on John Carter (PG) 01:40 Camera 01:45 Jackpot247 Question Time 02:45 Holby 04:00 Motorsport UK 04:50 City 03:40 This Is BBC Two ITV Nightscreen

19:05 Film - Men in Black 3 Agent J goes back to the swinging 60s in a time-travelling mission to save his partner from a murderous alien. (PG) 21:00 Coastal Railways with Julie Walters The actress travels around the UK coast by train, beginning by boarding the famous Jacobite steam train for a trip along Scotland's West Highland Railway, famously featured in the Harry Potter movies. Along the way, Julie learns about herring gutting and blowing up railway lines. 22:00 Guy Martin vs the Robot Car Guy investigates autonomous vehicles, attempts to build a robotic Ford Transit, and takes on an artificially intelligent race car. What’s fastest - man or machine? 23:00 Film - RoboCop (PG) 01:10 Film - Good Kill (14) 03:00 The Supervet 04:00 Trump: An American Dream

21:00 Aviva Premiership Rugby Mark DurdenSmith and David Flatman present action from the ninth round of matches, Newcastle including Falcons v Gloucester at Sale Park, Kingston Sharks v Northampton Saints at the AJ Bell Stadium and Leicester Worcester v Tigers Warriors at Welford Road. 22:00 Film - Fury A veteran American sergeant leads a tank crew on one final dangerous mission in the last months of the Second World War. The assignment takes the soldiers behind enemy lines and into battle with overwhelming enemy forces, while the presence of an inexperienced new recruit in the team raises tension. Drama, starring Brad Pitt and Shia LaBeouf. (14) 00:35 Film - Flight of the 02:40 (PG) Phoenix SuperCasino 04:10 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys 05:00 My Mum’s Hotter Than Me!

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:40 Coronation Street Omnibus 11:00 Ready, Set, Style 11:15 Third Wheel 11:55 The X Factor 13:30 Take Me Out 15:00 You’ve Been Framed! 16:05 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 17:05 Film - Despicable Me 19:00 Film - Evan Almighty 21:05 Film - Wrath of the Titans (14) 23:00 Family Guy 23:30 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp 00:30 Family Guy 01:30 American Dad!14 ITV 3 07:00 Film - The Baby and the Battleship 08:50 Heartbeat 10:55 Murder, She Wrote 13:05 Wycliffe 14:15 Columbo 15:50 Lewis 17:55 Agatha Christie’s Marple 20:00 Film - Housewife 49 (PG) 22:00 Endeavour 00:05 The Blonde Bombshell ITV 4 07:00 Football’s Greatest 07:10 The Avengers 08:10 Fishing Impossible 09:15 The Big Fish Off 10:20 Shed & Buried 11:20 Storage Wars 11:50 Pawn Stars 12:40 The Darts Show 13:45 Live: Players Championship Darts 18:00 Pawn Stars 19:00 River Monsters 20:00 Live: Players Championship Darts 00:00 Film - Crank

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 Panorama 21:00 EastEnders Phil gets a surprise when an old friend arrives on his doorstep. 21:30 Would I Lie to You? Mark Bonnar, Sheila Hancock, Stephen Mangan and Anita Rani join team captains David and Lee on the comedy panel show in which participants attempt to hoodwink their opponents. 22:00 New Tricks When the team investigate the death of an MP’s researcher and find themselves in hot pursuit of a mysterious Bosnian woman, Strickland introduces Pullman to a War Crimes prosecutor who proves to be more than helpful to their case. 23:00 News 23:45 Have I Got a Bit More News for You 00:30 Michael McIntyre’s Big Show 01:30 The Graham Norton Show 02:20 Weather 02:25 News

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07:00 An Island Parish 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Royal Recipes 09:00 Women at War: 100 Years of Service 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 The Indian Doctor 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 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Pam Ayres and Geoffrey Whitehead are making inroads to the world of antiques as they head towards an auction in Cirencester alongside dab hands Kate Bliss and James Braxton. 21:00 University Challenge Quiz. 21:30 Nigella: At My Table Nigella shares Ideas for feasts throughout the day. 22:00 Employable Me The documentary returns to follow the stories of eight more people with disabilities as they battle to find work. 23:00 Insert Name Here 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 Blitz 01:15 Countryfile 02:10 Blue Planet II 03:10 This Is BBC 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 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Rebecca is forced to confess. 20:30 Coronation Street Todd turns detective to set Billy’s mind at rest. 21:00 The Martin Lewis Money Show The financial journalist explains how and why viewers who could be missing out on thousands of pounds can claim the money back, and shows how huge savings can be made while shopping even when there isn't a sale on. Plus, a couple who followed Martin's advice reveal how they ended up with a six-figure sum back in their bank account. 21:30 Coronation Street Gemma discovers Henry’s family connections. 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! The hunger is setting in and the cracks are starting to show. 23:00 News 23:45 Killer Women 00:45 Life Inside Jail 01:35 Jackpot247 04:00 Jeremy Kyle

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 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 Lost and Found 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 21:00 Paul Hollywood: A Baker’s Life Val and Selasi challenge Paul to bake a delicious pistachio and rose petal roulade. 21:30 Supershoppers Anna Richardson and Sabrina Grant look at supermarkets’ own ranges and investigate whether cheap value-range products might be identical to pricier standard own-label lines. 22:00 999: What’s Your Emergency? Following the emergency services in Wiltshire as they cope with issues involving elderly people, from traffic accidents to the cruel effects of dementia. 23:00 First Dates 00:05 Don’t Tell the Bride 01:10 One Born Every Minute 02:05 The Secret Life of... 03:05 Film - Neerja (14) 05:15 The Truth

Monday TV 07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:35 GPs: Behind Closed Doors12 13:30 The Gadget Show 14:25 News 14:30 Neighbours 15:00 Film - Christmas Mail 16:45 Film - A Perfect Christmas 18:30 News 19:00 Neighbours 19:30 News 20:00 Weather Terror Two Brits in the Philippines are caught in the most devastating typhoon on record and a family’s trip to France becomes a scramble for survival when torrential floods wash away their camp. 21:00 Sinkholes Investigation of sinkholes caused by collapsed mine shafts, including one in Gosforth which opened up in front of a flat and led down to an abandoned coal mine. Also a homeowner reports how he is stuck in an unsellable house surrounded by sinkholes. 22:00 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railway Journeys From the deserts of “Lawrence of Arabia’, Chris follows the route of the Hejaz Railway up through Jordan. 23:00 Inside the Tube: Going Underground 00:05 Inside The Mega Twister 01:05 Aircrash 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

07:20 Planet’s Got Talent 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 22:30 Ghosted 23:00 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp ITV 3 07:00 Coronation Street 07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 Wild at Heart 09:55 Judge Judy 11:15 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:35 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:45 A Touch of Frost 18:55 Heartbeat 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Midsomer Murders ITV 4 07:05 The Chase 08:40 Cash Cowboys 09:30 Storage Wars 10:25 Ironside 11:30 Quincy, M.E. 12:35 The Sweeney 13:35 The Avengers 14:50 Ironside 15:55 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Cash Cowboys 20:05 Pawn Stars 21:00 River Monsters 22:00 Film - Die Another Day (14)

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 Mick and Linda try to help Whitney and Woody with their relationship struggles. 21:00 Holby City In light of Nina’s news, Matteo can no longer run from their past.

22:00 The A Word Worried that her parents are starting to pull apart, Rebecca packs Paul and Alison off for the weekend in an attempt to make them reconnect. Back home at the Lakes, Eddie joins Nicola and Rebecca in looking after Joe. 23:00 News 23:45 Drugsland 00:45 Life and Death Row 01:45 Weather 01:50 News

07:00 An Island Parish: Falklands 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Royal Recipes 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 The Indian Doctor 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 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Lawrence faces the shocking truth.

20:30 Save Money: Good Food Susanna Reid and Matt Tebbutt visit the Hudson family in Rotherham where mum 19:55 MOTD Live: and dad are stuck in the England Women v habit of splashing out on Kazakhstan Women expensive brands. Gabby Logan presents live coverage of England’s 21:00 How to Spend It World Cup qualifier with Well at Christmas Phillip Kazakhstan at Colchester’s reveals the must-have Weston Homes Community toys for Christmas, and examines the revival of Stadium. nostalgic toys from 22:00 MasterChef: The Christmases past. Stacey Professionals The chefs Solomon and her sons join face a high pressure skills other families to test the test set by Monica. They latest physical board must create a filled pasta games for Christmas day. dish of their choice with a perfectly judged sauce to 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... accompany it. Under the Get Me Out of Here! The heavy scrutiny of Monica, pressure keeps mounting Gregg and Marcus, the and the shocks keep compressure can get to even ing, but can the celebrities cope with everything junthe most seasoned chef. gle life throws at them? 23:00 Motherland 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 NFL This 23:05 News 23:45 On Week 01:05 Extreme Assignment 00:20 Lethal 01:15 Wives with Kate Humble Weapon 02:05 The Apprentice Jackpot247 04:00 Loose 04:50 ITV 03:05 Basquiat: Rage to Women Nightscreen Riches

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 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 Lost and Found 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 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... Talented maths fan Nathan can be easily scared and even finds playing ‘goodies and baddies’ traumatic. Can his new friend Ralphy show him his brave side? 22:00 Grand Designs: House of the Year Kevin McCloud reveals the winner of the most prestigious prize for residential architecture, the Royal Institute of British Architects House of the Year 2017. But first, Kevin, the architect Damion Burrows and magazine editor Michelle Ogundehin sift the final category from the long list 23:00 The Robot Will See You Now 00:05 Gogglebox 01:10 The Great Songwriters 02:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 02:55 One Born Every Minute 03:50 The Search for a Miracle Cure

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:35 Film - 40 Below and Falling at Christmas 14:25 News 14:30 Neighbours 15:00 Film - The Christmas Switch 16:40 Film Snowmance 18:30 News 19:00 Neighbours 19:30 News 20:00 Yorkshire: A Year In The Wild Autumn is on hold as summer continues, with unexpectedly balmy conditions throwing a life line to the roe deer as they prepare for the winter ahead. 21:00 Jo Brand’s Cats & Kittens Inspector Anthony rescues a cat who has given birth under a disused cabin. Cat Chloe has been stuck up a tree for five days, and Jo meets a woman who runs a cat sanctuary at her home. 22:00 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild Ben travels to the Ozark Plateau in Missouri to live with wilderness expert Bo, who gave up life on the road with his band to teach Stone Age skills to modern day man. Ben discovers how his host combines a primitive life with the need to survive in the present. 23:00 Most Shocking Celebrity Moments of the 90s 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 05:00 Now That's Funny

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! 12:50 Planet’s Got Talent 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! 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:05 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp ITV 3 07:20 Coronation Street 08:10 Heartbeat 09:15 Wild at Heart 10:10 Judge Judy 11:35 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:50 A Touch of Frost 18:50 Heartbeat 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Midsomer Murders ITV 4 07:10 The Chase 08:45 Cash Cowboys 09:35 Pawn Stars 10:30 Ironside 11:35 Quincy, M.E. 12:35 The Sweeney 13:45 The Avengers 14:50 Ironside 15:55 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 The Chase: Celebrity Special 22:00 Film - Passenger 57 (15) 23:50 Film - Mars Attacks



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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 21:00 Mary Berry’s Country House Secrets Mary visits Scone Palace near Perth in Scotland, where she is invited to help Lady Mansfield prepare for a special dinner with traditional Scottish reeling. She also enjoys salmon fishing on the family's private stretch of the Tay, and the regal pastime of Highland deer stalking with William, the future Earl of Mansfield and the family's long-serving gamekeeper. 22:00 The Apprentice The candidates are tasked with creating a new recipe kit, establishing the branding and devising a tasty dish to complement their chosen food trend. A shortage of creative ideas, lack of basic culinary skills and a clash of personalities cause problems for the teams, before their pitch to a panel of food experts, which includes a live cooking demonstration. 23:00 News 23:45 Match of the Day 01:25 Junior Doctors: Blood, Sweat and Tears 01:55 Weather for the Week Ahead 02:00 News

07:00 An Island Parish: Falklands 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Royal Recipes 09:00 Nigella: At My Table 09:30 Caught Red Handed 10:00 Victoria Derbyshire 12:00 News 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 The Link 14:45 Terry and Mason’s Great Food Trip 15:15 Going Back, Giving Back 16:00 The Indian Doctor 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 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Brian Conley and broadcaster Nick Owen take an antiquing trip through Shropshire and Worcestershire. 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals The chefs have 20 minutes to prove that they have the skill to cook rose veal sweetbread. The added challenge is to serve it with a well-judged garnish and sauce, in a test of their palate and understanding of the flavours that work with offal. 22:00 Peaky Blinders The Italians launch another attack on the Peaky Blinders. Tommy realises that the Shelbys need to evolve to survive, but some of the family are reluctant to part with tradition. 23:00 The Apprentice: You’re Fired 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 Employable Me 01:15 Rick Stein’s Road To Mexico 02:15 Extreme Wives


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 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Chrissie plays peacemaker. 20:30 Coronation Street Mary finds herself accused of harming her grandson. 21:00 Gino’s Italian Coastal Escape Gino D'Acampo has to get his hands dirty when he visits the home of water buffalo mozzarella and takes a trip to the ancient ruins in Paestum, before learning how to make handmade fusilli pasta the traditional way, up in the beautiful mountains that overlook the sea.

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 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 Lost and Found 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 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 Andean bear cub Madidi embarks on an adventure into a neighbouring paddock.

22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! Ant and Dec present as the celebrities are well into their second week in camp, but can they ever get used to the challenges of the jungle?

22:00 The Channel: The World’s Busiest Waterway Access-allareas series revealing how the English Channel works, with up to 400 ships passing through the 21mile-wide Dover Strait every day. Cameras go inside the Channel Tunnel, on-board ferries and freighters, through the highly-fortified border, and into the hidden nerve-centres that keep the whole system moving. The first episode captures the Channel's rush hour - two weeks in summer when freight lorries share the ferries with 250,000 holidaymakers.

23:00 News 23:45 Britain’s Busiest Airport: Heathrow 00:45 Play to the Whistle 01:25 Jackpot247 04:00 May the Best House Win 04:50 ITV Nightscreen

23:00 Man Down 23:35 How to Build a Robot 00:40 999: What’s Your Emergency? 01:40 Poker 02:35 Guy Martin vs the Robot Car 03:25 Film Northwest (15)

21:30 Coronation Street Mary’s protestations of innocence fall on deaf ears.

07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:45 Film - A Bride for Christmas 14:25 News 14:30 Neighbours 15:00 Film - Kristin’s Christmas Past 16:40 Film - My Christmas Love 18:30 News 19:00 Neighbours 19:30 News 20:00 Traffic Cops The cops are cracking down on car thieves. Their hunt for a stolen car ends in a dramatic foot chase. Two reckless high performance car thieves lead them on the longest pursuit in the history of the force. 21:00 GPs: Behind Closed Doors A light is shone on the trials and joys of being a pensioner in the UK in 2017. 92-yearold Roy is struggling with carpal tunnel syndrome, while Cherry is concerned about a mole on her shoulder. 22:00 Wallis: The Queen That Never Was Dramadocumentary about Wallis Simpson, examining her diaries and private letters to piece together the details of her life. The film examines her abusive first marriage and unusual courtship by Edward VIII, whose infatuation with her was often obsessive and controlling. Featuring dramatic reconstructions of key moments, with Georgina Rich as Wallis and Alex Avery as Edward. 00:00 The MOBO Awards 2017 02:00 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:20 Planet’s Got Talent 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! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:00 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp ITV 3 07:20 Coronation Street 08:10 Heartbeat 09:15 Wild at Heart 10:10 Judge Judy 11:30 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:35 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:50 A Touch of Frost 18:50 Heartbeat 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 Midsomer Murders ITV 4 07:00 The Chase 08:40 Cash Cowboys 09:30 Pawn Stars 10:30 Ironside 11:30 Quincy, M.E. 12:35 The Sweeney 13:40 The Avengers 14:50 Ironside 15:55 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Cash Cowboys 20:05 Pawn Stars 21:00 River Monsters 21:30 Britain’s Busiest Motorway 22:00 Inside London Fire Brigade 23:00 Film - Crank (18)

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’s fears come back to haunt her. 21:00 DIY SOS: The Big Build Nick Knowles is in Loughborough to meet a family of five, whose identical twin babies have been diagnosed as having a form of dwarfism, while at the age of 41, dad Mark is recovering from aggressive bowel and liver cancer. Now they are struggling for space. Having heard of their plight, the DIY SOS team turns up to transform their home, backed up by an army of local tradespeople, with designer Gabrielle on hand to ensure they don't stray too far from her vision. 22:00 Love, Lies & Records With Lucy missing, a panic-stricken Kate and Rob call the police. Kate is mortified when an anonymous email is sent to the entire office and its content sends shockwaves through the register team. 23:00 News 23:45 Question Time 00:45 This Week 01:30 Weather 01:35 News

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07:00 An Island Parish: Falklands 07:30 Claimed and Shamed 08:15 Royal Recipes 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 The Indian Doctor 16:45 The Indian Doctor 17:30 Oxford Street Revealed 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip David Gower and Nick Hancock tour Hampshire to find curios and collectables to take to auction in Sidcup. 21:00 MasterChef: The Professionals From an array of sweet and savoury ingredients, the chefs are tasked with creating one incredible dish with either herbs, citrus or spices as the core central theme. They have 10 minutes to choose ingredients and just 70 minutes to cook. 22:00 Blitz: The Bombs That Changed Britain During the Blitz over 450,000 bombs dropped on Britain, and every bomb has its own story. This second episode explores the ramifications of a bomb that fell on 6th Avenue in the port city of Hull. 23:00 Live at the Apollo 23:30 Newsnight 00:15 Expedition Volcano 01:15 Exodus 02:15 Farming Life 03:15 This Is BBC 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 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 News 20:00 Emmerdale Charity acts on her suspicions. 20:30 Tonight More elderly people than ever before are falling foul of financial abuse - with the criminals often closer to home than we’d like to think. But could laws designed to protect the most vulnerable actually be leading to a rise in theft within families? Fiona Foster investigates. 21:00 Emmerdale Debbie is on a mission. 21:30 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs Paul He meets some more weird and wonderful hounds, including a huge bull mastiff who is the king of slobber and has some very particular diva demands. He also meets a pair of chihuahua-pug crosses with a strange family dynamic. 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! It is another day in camp, but there is no respite for the hungry celebrities as life is never easy in the jungle. 23:30 News 00:15 Car Crash Britain 01:15 Parking Wars 02:05 Jackpot247 04:00 Tonight 04:25 ITV Nightscreen

07:20 The King of Queens 08:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:05 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00 Undercover Boss USA 13:00 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Kirstie’s Crafty Christmas 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Lost and Found 17:00 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun 18:00 Four in a Bed 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 News 21:00 Great Canal Journeys Timothy West and Prunella Scales voyage down the Rio Douro through the dramatic landscape of north-west Portugal, with deep locks, hilltop vineyards and some port in Porto. 22:00 Trump: An American Dream The concluding part of the documentary charts Donald Trump's life from the turn of the millennium, when he was still overspending and still the punchline to many a joke. He eventually reined in his playboy lifestyle and returned to the public eye with his hit TV show The Apprentice. But his political ambitions would have to wait several years. However, when he did finally take the ultimate prize, would anyone still be amused? Last in the series. 23:00 The Sex Robots Are Coming 00:05 Naked Attraction 01:05 Random Acts 01:40 The Robot Will See You Now 02:35 Film The Raid 2 (18)

Thursday TV 07:00 Milkshake 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:45 Film Christmas Mix 14:25 News 14:30 Neighbours 15:00 Film - Finding Mrs. Claus 16:45 Film - Christmas Angel18:30 News 19:00 Neighbours 19:30 News 20:00 UK’s Strongest Man Highlights of the final from Belfast of the strongman competition. The eight remaining athletes battle it out for the title in a series of tests including Silver Dollar Deadlift, Daddy Dumbell, and Giant Flag Hoist. 21:00 Bargain Loving Brits in Blackpool At Raffles, Graham and Ian have a unique approach to running a hotel, Martin is trying to keep the Punch and Judy tradition alive, and a visit to Blackpool’s best chippie. 22:00 Film - Seventh Son Centuries ago, a supernatural champion named Master Gregory defeated Mother Malkin, a malevolent witch. Now, she has escaped imprisonment and thirsts for vengeance. She summons her followers and prepares to unleash her wrath on humanity. Only one thing stands in her way: Master Gregory. Gregory takes Tom Ward as his new apprentice, but he has only until the next full moon to teach Tom what usually takes years: how to prevail against dark magic. (PG) 00:15 Sinkholes 01:10 SuperCasino 04:10 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 05:00 Now That's Funny

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:20 Planet’s Got Talent 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! 12:50 Planet’s Got Talent 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! 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Family Guy 23:30 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp 00:30 American Dad! 01:30 Pleb ITV 3 07:00 Judge Judy 07:20 Coronation Street 08:15 Heartbeat 09:20 Wild at Heart 10:15 Judge Judy 11:35 A Touch of Frost 13:35 Wild at Heart 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:45 A Touch of Frost 18:50 Heartbeat 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 20:55 Doc Martin 22:00 Midsomer Murders 00:10 Blue Murder ITV 4 07:00 The Chase 08:40 Cash Cowboys 09:25 Pawn Stars 10:25 Ironside 11:30 Quincy, M.E. 12:35 The Sweeney 13:35 The Avengers 14:50 Ironside 15:55 Quincy, M.E. 17:00 The Sweeney 18:00 The Avengers 19:05 Cash Cowboys 20:00 Pawn Stars 21:00 Steve McQueen: Motorcycle Star 22:00 Film - Bullitt (15)

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Across 1 What name is given to a projecting support of stone or brick built against a wall? (8) 7/11 Which English nurse was executed by the Germans during the First World War for helping Allied soldiers to escape from occupied Belgium? (5,6) 8 What name is given to the attainment or acquisition of a position of rank or power, typically that of monarch or president? (9) 9 Wych and slippery are both types of which tall deciduous tree that typically has rough serrated leaves and propagates from root suckers? (3) 10 By what more common name is the bone the tibia better known? (4) 11 See 7 13 Which title of Roman emperors was especially applied to those from Augustus to Hadrian? (6) 14 Which informal name for a stringed instrument can also mean to commit fraud and steal from one’s employer? (6) 17 What can be an edible Mediterranean plant of the cabbage family, a cylindrical projectile or a severe reprimand? (6) 18 Which orchestral instrument has an

upright frame, with pedals that enable the strings to be re-tuned to different keys? (4) 20 What name is given to the system of four basic types into which human blood may be classified? (3) 22 What name is given to a lamp for providing momentary light to take a photograph? (5,4) 23 What is the name of the joint that connects the foot with the leg? (5) 24 See 17 Down Down 1 Which metal alloy is made of copper and zinc? (5) 2 Which adjective means of or connected with the sense of touch? (7) 3 What was the surname of the seamstress who, according to legend, fashioned the first flag of the United States? (4) 4 In Judaism, what name is given to a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative? (6) 5 In computer science, what name is given to the smallest discrete component of an image or picture on a CRT screen, usually a coloured dot? (5) 6 Popular in the 1920s, which loose-fitting



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dress hangs straight from the shoulders without a waist? (7) 7 What name is applied to a disease (or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area? (7) 12 Which group’s only British top 10 hit single was Every Day Hurts, which reached number three in 1979? (3,4) 13 Which city is the capital of Venezuela? (7) 15 Which Transylvanian vampire was created by Bram Stoker? (7) 16 Carson City is the capital of which state of the US, acquired from Mexico in 1848? (6) 17/24 Which American boxer became world heavyweight champion in 1952 and successfully defended his title six times until he retired, undefeated, in 1956? (5,8) 19 What was the first name of the Spanish painter Picasso? (5) 21 Dance, Dance, Dance (Yowsah Yowsah Yowsah) and Le Freak were both British top 10 hit singles for which American group? (4)


Last Week’s Solutions Quizword Across: 1 Highgate, 8 Demi Moore, 9/12 Che Guevara, 10 Soho, 11 Carafe, 13 Cherub, 14 Hummus, 17 Severn, 18 Ares, 20 Dee, 22 Richelieu, 23 Delta, 24 Jeff Beck. Down: 1 Hades, 2 Gumshoe, 3 Game, 4/7A Thomas Blood, 5 Joyce, 6 Adverbs, 7 Belarus, 13 Candida, 15 Marmite, 16 Oracle, 17 Seals, 19 Skunk, 21 Deaf. Double Crossword Across: 1 Sea legs, 5 Trees, 8 Aviator, 9 Shake, 10 Sieve, 11 Needled, 12 Chaser, 14 Gander, 17 Precede, 19 Rasps, 22 Elope, 23 Stamina, 24 Sweet, 25 Sheathe. Down: 1 Scars, 2 Abide, 3 Extreme, 4 Sarong, 5 Taste, 6 Enabled, 7 Slender, 12 Cypress, 13 Anemone, 15 Air base, 16 Census, 18 Elect, 20 Saint, 21 Shave. Quickie Across: 1 Apse, 3 Marmoset, 9 Suppose, 10 Tease, 11 React, 12 Gyrate, 14 Costly, 16 Eczema, 19 Nausea, 21 Issue, 24 After, 25 Agitate, 26 Paradise, 27 Less. Down: 1 Abstract, 2 Sepia, 4 Avenge, 5 Motor, 6 Startle, 7 Tied, 8 Mortal, 13 Careless, 15 Shatter, 17 Crisis, 18 Harass, 20 Shred, 22 Shame, 23 Gasp.

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RARE, RALLY-BRED OPEL MANTA 400 FOR AUCTION Rare, fully restored Opel Manta 400 homologation special for auction with Classic Car Auctions.

A rare, rally-bred 1984 Opel Manta 400 in show standard condition will be offered for sale at Classic Car Auctions’ (CCA) December Sale taking place at the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre on 2nd December. Built as one of only 245 examples made to homologate the model for Group B rallying, this particular car was imported into the UK by Tony Fall, Opel Motorsport Team Manager at the time. After World Rally Championship success with Walter Rohrl in the earlier Ascona 400 model, Fall had hoped to continue the winning streak with the Manta, but was thwarted by the advent of the Audi Quattro at the start of the four-wheel drive rally era. The Manta 400, however, enjoyed major success at European level with the likes of Guy Frequelin͞ and who could forget the epic battles in the British Open Rally Championship between Jimmy McRae and Russell Brookes, both going head-to-head in a pair of iden-

tical Manta 400s in the eighties. This road-going Manta 400 has enjoyed a more sedate life, watching rather than partaking in rallies. It was purchased privately by Mr David Little of Lurgan, Country Armagh, and sent to the main Vauxhaul Opel Dealer, Pentlands, to be converted to right-hand drive. In the hands of the careful owner, the Manta spent most of its time stored in a garage, only seeing the roads on weekends to follow local rallies and on dry summer days. In 2005, following a period of almost four decades left untouched, the car exchanged hands and met its second owner who decided to embark upon a full, bare-shell restoration. Taking place over 12 months, almost every part of the car was stripped, sandblasted and powder coated.The engine and gearbox were subjected to full rebuilds, returning the car to factory fresh condition.


FORD RECONFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO SPAIN Ford is investing more than €750 million to build the next-generation Ford Kuga medium-sized Sports Utility Vehicle in Valencia, Spain.

The new investment brings the total sum invested in Ford’s Valencia operations to around €3 billion since 2011. “This major investment of more than €750 million reconfirms in the clearest way our continuing commitment to the Valencia region and to Spain as one of our most important manufacturing locations in Europe,” said Steven Armstrong, president and CEO, Ford of Europe, Middle East and Africa. “I also want to thank the national government in Madrid and the Generalitat Valenciana for their continued support, and for their ongoing work to maintain a favourable climate for business investment in the Valencia region.” Employing more than 8,000 people across all of its operations, the new investment will help to secure employment at Ford’s Valencia site. The investment builds on cost efficiency and productivity improvements by the management team, union partners and workforce. Today, around 25 percent of all new passenger vehicles sold in Europe are SUVs. Kuga accounts for close to 50 percent of Valencia’s vehicle production volume.European sales of Kuga so far this year at 126,900 are an improvement of 22 percent compared with the same period in 2016. Kuga is Ford’s third top-selling nameplate in Europe behind the Fiesta and Focus. Further details concerning the new investment announcement and the next-generation Kuga will be made closer to launch. Manufacturing vehicles since 1976, Ford’s Valencia Vehicle Operations and Engine Plant has produced more than 12 million vehicles and 16 million engines, and is one of Spain’s top automotive exporters. In addition to the Kuga medium-sized SUV, Valencia is the sole source of production for the Tourneo Connect people-mover and Transit Connect light commercial vehicle models, and for the full range of Ford’s Mondeo, S-MAX and Galaxy models.


Friday 24th November 2017


A Double Celebration Spain’s Jon Rahm won the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday, as Justin Rose’s dramatic late collapse saw Southport’s Tommy Fleetwood crowned European number one. Rose looked set for a remarkable third win in succession to seal a second Race to Dubai title when he led by a shot with seven holes to play, only to bogey three of the next five. That left the Olympic champion needing to eagle the last to overhaul Fleetwood, but his long-range attempt slid past the hole as Fleetwood looked on alongside his fiancee Clare and their seven-week-old son. Rose had to settle for a tie for fourth on 17 under par, two shots behind European Tour rookie of the year Rahm, who secured his second victory of the season thanks to a closing 67. The 23-year-old, who only turned professional in June last year, finished a shot ahead of Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Ireland’s Shane Lowry, whose 63 equalled the lowest round of the week. For Fleetwood, it’s a big come back after he had attempted to alter his swing soon after entering the world’s top-50 in June 2015 in his search to be a “world-class

Rugby Round Up

ITV Orihuela Vega Baja (action pictured above) continue to do well in the men’s division of the Murcia FERRMUR league, as they comfortably won 42-13 at XV Murcia B on Saturday. Orihuela, therefore, keep in second place in the table, and that tees it all up very nicely for this Saturday’s home showdown against Cartagena University, who are two points above them in the table, and who tore apart a weakened Totana outfit, by 111 points to nil. The Mar Menor Squalos

men’s team recorded their second successive victory of the league season, as they came from behind at the interval to win 36-18 away to Murcia University. It was an eventful clash, which saw both sides get a player sent off. The Squalos have gone up to fourth in the table, and this weekend they entertain XV Rugby Murcia, who are second-bottom and have sadly won just one match this season, which was actually their last outing against Lorca.

golfer”. The ploy soon backfired and he began tumbling down the rankings. He was as low as 188th in September 2016. But he went back to former coach Alan Thompson and old caddie Ian Finnis and gradually things started to turn around. He has been on a steady rise ever since and is now 19th, having been inside the top 20 since July, although he is set to rise sharply again after his European Tour crown. As good a year as it’s been, both on and off the course for Fleetwood – he became a dad to Frankie seven weeks ago and will marry fiancée Clare in a few weeks – he doesn’t want the Race to Dubai champion to define his career. “My ultimate goal in life is to be the best player in the world,” he said at his champion press conference on Sunday. “That will always be the same. Whether I achieve it or not is another thing, but I’ll always strive for that.” “I’ve got a lot of experience in me after the last two, three years. I know that you can go down the wrong path very easily and I think I’ve got people around me and myself included that know how to stay on the right path.”

Playas Youngsters

The latest matches for the Racing Playas de Orihuela youngsters saw the Infantiles (under 13’s pictured) team stay in the top three of the league, after winning 6-2 at Pilar de la Horadada. They got a great start by scoring within just 10 seconds and continued to dominate the first half, going into the interval 4-1 up. They lost some concentration in the second period and got a bit sloppy, but managed to show some quality by getting two more goals, with the

man of the match being Theo Haland. In the other fixtures, the Prebenjamin side lost 5-3 to Torrevieja, whilst the Benjamines romped to an 11-2 victory over San Isidro. The Alevines went down 5-nil to Jacarrilla, whilst the Infantiles brave fought out a goalless draw with Guardamar. Elsewhere the Cadetes lost 2-1 to Pilar de la Horadada, and the Juvenils drew 1-all with Catral. The girls team also had a draw, 2-2, with Campello.



Marwane On Form

Thader Pegged

BENFERRI CF 2 CD THADER 2 JOVE ESPANOL 0 CD TORREVIEJA 1 Torrevieja striker Marwane hit the target on Saturday for the third time in three outings for a late winner at Jove Espanol, which put Torry just a couple of points behind the Preferente Group Four leaders Hercules, who suffered a shock one-nil home defeat to Redovan. The victory at San Vicente

del Raspeig came after a competitive 90 minutes, with the Torry goal coming after home player Steven was sent off in the 85th minute for a second caution. A minute later, a Juanpe cross found Marwane, and then the travelling supporters started to tick down the time to the final whistle. Torry had a lot of the first-

half possession, but Jove looked more dangerous with their opportunities. Buyo was kept busy, and skilfully managed a brilliant double save to help ensure another Torrevieja clean sheet. Struggling Calpe come to Torrevieja’s Vicente Garcia stadium this Sunday, with a 5.00 pm kick-off.

Inconsistency and a string of injuries to key players are causing problems to Thader, and was at Benferri (pictured). The Rojales-based side seemingly threatened to put together a good run in the Preferente with decent results against the top teams, only to undo their table climb, with poor or mediocre outcomes against teams that they should do better against, despite their injury list.

This for Thader was a game of missed chances to bury a victory, as they looked the better side for most of the contest. Nino gave them lead in the 19th minute with Dani Lucas missing a good chance to double the advantage. Instead Dani Meseguer levelled it up from the penalty spot for Benferri, but two minutes later Nino put Thader back in front (37 minutes).

Dani Lucas though was sent off on the stroke of halftime for a second yellow card, and both sides produced chances in the second-half, until Jose Luis popped up with a minute left to earn Benferri a point, after Thader thought they had got the win. Injuries and suspensions now leave Thader with a trip to Callosa Deportiva, with Thader in 14th place in the table with 14 points to their name.

Vaz On Target…Again!

Strugglers Surprise

CD MONTESINOS 6 TORREVIEJA CF 2 Montesinos thrashed the Valencia Primera regional group eight bottom side on Sunday, to put themselves fourth in the table, which they certainly would have easily settled for last summer as they anticipated their first season at a higher level. It was almost predictable that Vaz would get a hattrick, which he duly did! Many of the Torrevieja CF team know Monte’s manager Carlos personally (as he

CD ALMORADI 1 MONFORTE CF 2 New Almoradi coach Coco must have been fuming when his side gave an early Christmas present all neatly gifted-wrapped to bottom side Monforte, who have been unable to win all this Preferente Group Four season, until their visit to the Sadrián stadium on Sunday. Almoradi had the early pressure and Ivan forced a save in the 19th minute, but

then shocking Almoradi defending saw an unmarked Álvaro Polo put Monforte ahead in the 33rd minute. Two minutes later Moforte keeper Miguel kept out a Jordi chance, and then the visitors scored on the brink of the interval from Marcos. Gonza almost made it three-nil shortly after the resumption before top Almoradi scorer pulled one

back in the 53rd minute, as the home side dominated the rest of the match, but were unable to score again, as chances from Ivan and Ortiz went abegging. The result means Almoradi are ninth in the table with 16 points, and they have a Saturday fixture at Pinoso who have one more point in seventh-position(5.00 pm kick-off).

was their coach), and Monte have gained players from Torrevieja, as have Torrevieja from Monte, and so there was no surprise that the game started and continued in frenetic fashion. Vaz was callously brought down in the penalty area in the 16th minute, and Ventura duly converted the penalty, but poor defending from a free kick gave Torrevieja a leveller seven minutes later.

On the half-hour mark, Guirao smashed the ball high into the top right-hand corner of the goal to put Monte back into the lead, and then Vaz popped up at the end to get Monte’s sixth and his hat-trick, and that was that. Montesinos now travel to CD Dolores this Sunday who are also on 17 points and are fifth in the table. The match kicks-off at the Campo Municipal "La Alameda" is at 4.30 pm.


Friday 24th November 2017

Next Stage Booked

Six Of The Best

APOEL NICOSIA 0 REAL MADRID 6 JUVENTUS 0 BARCELONA 0 Lionel Messi started on the bench as Barcelona qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday despite their second successive 0-0 draw in the group stage. October's goalless game in Olympiakos was the first time in five years Barcelona had failed to score in a group stage match and they were again frustrated in Turin. Ernesto Valverde's side created the game's better chances and were notably more in control of the match than on their last trip to Juventus, when they lost 3-0 in last season's Champions League quarter-final first leg. Barca have 11 points and will finish top of Group D as they have a better head-to-head record than Juventus, who currently have eight.

Cristiano Ronaldo broke another Champions League record as holders Real Madrid thrashed Apoel Nicosia on Tuesday to qualify for the last 16. Ronaldo scored twice in the second half to take his tally to 18 Champions League goals in 2017 - the most in a calendar year. Real have been on a poor run but were dominant as they picked up their biggest away win in the competition, and will now face a group winner in the last 16 as Tottenham won Group H. Karim Benzema had scored only twice all season but doubled that tally with two neat finishes inside the area, while defender Nacho also headed in. Ronaldo headed home Marcelo's cross and then scored from the edge of the area to become the third player in the Champions League era to score in each of the first five games of a season.

Flattering Victory

Capital Clash



Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde admits his team were fortunate to win 3-0 at Leganes on Saturday, describing the scoreline as "misleading". The unbeaten La Liga leaders extended their lead to seven points after the victory which saw two Suarez goals, but Valverde accepted the final outcome was harsh on Leganes. Valverde said: "The result was misleading and excessive because Leganes made it difficult for us and had a great game, while there were times when we weren't brilliant.” Luis Suarez played a key role in their win after scoring twice to take his tally to five league goals this season. Valverde insists he was never worried about the form of the Barca striker despite his unspectacular start to the campaign. "Suarez? We need his goals, as well as those of Lionel Messi, Paco Alcacer and others, such as Paulinho," Valverde said. There’s a big game to come for Barca this Sunday evening as they travel to the surprise package of the La Liga season, Valencia, currently in second spot.


The Second Choice

Elche CF has appointed 42-year-old José Joaquín Moreno Verdú, known as 'Josico', as the new coach to replace Vicente Mir, who was sacked at the start of last week. As a midfielder with Albacete, Las Palmas and Villarreal, Josico(pictured at his first Elche training session) has coached Las Palmas and Elche's divisional rivals CD Atlético Baleares, who he took to the Segunda B play-offs last season, before losing in the second round. Josico was clearly the second choice for the job, after exElche player Eloy Jiménez and former manager of Extremadura region club Merida AD was offered the position, only to turn it down after extensive talks. The deal broke down when Elche said they would not take on his ex-assistant José Luis Encinar, though his choice of physical trainer, Jonathan Moreno, was accepted. Josico took training for the first time on Tuesday and has signed a deal with the Segunda Division B club for the rest of the season, with an option for a further year. “My aim is to return Elche to greatness”, he told reporters. “We must get the club promoted to the second division”. His first match in charge, with the Ilicitanos third in the division, comes this Saturday evening at home to mid-table Valencia Mestalla, with a 6.30 pm kick-off. Josico was given a boost this week with the return to training of one of the Elche success stories of the season, striker Sory Kaba(pictured below), who missed the defeats against Formentera and Mallorca.

No Real Surprise

Neither Atletico Madrid nor Real Madrid were able to close the gap on La Liga leaders Barcelona as they played out an absorbing draw in last Saturday’s Madrid derby at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium. In a game that usually delivers goals, chances were few and far between although Angel Correa, Toni Kroos and Kevin Gameiro will all feel that they should have scored. Both teams' big players failed to deliver with Antoine Griezmann extending his goalless run for Atletico to eight games while Cristiano Ronaldo's worst start to a La Liga season continued as he endured a frustrating evening. It was a game that both teams needed to win but they had to settle for a share of the spoils, much to the delight of Barcelona who are now ten points clear of the duo at the top of the table. Real appear to have a straight-forward looking match against struggling Malaga tomorrow afternoon with a 4.15 pm kick-off.

REAL MALLORCA 2 ELCHE 0 Segunda Division B leaders Mallorca got their expected win over second-placed Elche on Sunday, with the Ilicitanos being managed on the day by Elche Ilicitano coach, José Luis Acciari, after Vicente Mir’s sacking. The two goals came shortly into the second half, and the visitors held their own during the first period, without causing any great concern to the Mallorca players. Straight after the break, Teko brought down Abdón Prats in the penalty area, and got his marching orders, as Lago Junior converted the spot kick. Álex López doubled the Mallorca advantage eight minutes later, and that was pretty much it for 10-man Elche who at least got a new coach to look forward to on Tuesday(see above),as they dropped to third in the table behind Villarreal.

Half-Time Shocker


La Manga Awards

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Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with cancer, and told his Sevilla players at half-time as they came from being three down to snatch a 3-3 draw against in the Champions League on Tuesday. The Reds looked to be heading for a comfortable win in their Champions League Group C clash as two goals from Roberto Firmino and one from Sadio Mane put them 3-0 ahead. However, Sevilla battled back in the second half and claimed a 3-3 draw, with Guido Pizarro scoring an injury-time equaliser. Sevilla players ran to celebrate with Berizzo after the goal, after Berizzo at half-time that he has prostate cancer. Berizzo, a former centre-back for River Plate, Marseille and Celta Vigo among others, is in his first season as Sevilla boss after three successful years in charge of Celta. The club said in a statement: "The medical services of Sevilla FC report that the coach of the first team, Eduardo Berizzo, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. "Future examinations will decide what steps to follow regarding the treatment. Sevilla FC wants to show their maximum support to their coach at this time and wishes him a speedy recovery."

Je Ne Regrette Rien....

French striker Antoine Griezmann insists he does not regret staying at Atletico Madrid, and says he has had no discussions about leaving the club in January. Griezmann has been constantly linked with a move away from Diego Simeone's side, who are 10 points off La Liga leaders Barcelona and are on the brink of exiting the Champions League at the group stages. Barcelona and Manchester United are said to be heavily linked to a potential summer move for the striker, but the 26year-old has said he hasn't regretted staying at Atletico for this season. He told French TV channel Telefoot: "I do not regret having stayed at Atletico. It was my choice, I am happy with my choice, even though I have gone seven games without scoring. I will score again soon." Asked if he had discussed a potential January exit with anyone at Atletico, Griezmann added: "No. In addition, Diego Costa and Vitolo will come, so we'll try to keep the team high enough. These two reinforcements will do us good. An exit agreement? I did not speak about that with the president." Griezmann has not scored in seven games for the La Liga side, but says he is happier with his performances, and is adamant he can regain his goalscoring touch. "I'm happy with all my performances with the national team but with only two or three Atletico matches. I have to improve and find my best form. "It depends on me, how I train and work. There are games where I don't even get one shot on target and that's my problem. "I have to work to take the team to the top."

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Star names from the golfing world have joined key figures from the global golf travel industry in the annual World Golf Awards being staged this weekend at La Manga Club. Hundreds of thousands of ballots have been cast in a variety of different categories ahead of the event – regarded as the most prestigious awards programme in golf tourism – with the winners set to be unveiled at a gala prize-giving ceremony on tomorrow night (Saturday). Taking place in Spain for the first time, this year’s awards will bring together market leaders from all corners of the globe including North America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Central and South America and Australasia. Representatives from 40-plus countries gathered at La Manga Club on the Mar Menor yesterday for three days of unrivalled networking events, dinners and exclusive golf-experience activities, and the chance to share in the resort’s 45th anniversary celebrations. Joining them at the event will be a host of leading names from the golfing world including ‘the BBC Voice of Golf’ Peter Alliss and ex-Ryder Cup star and Sky Sports commentator Andrew Coltart. Chris Frost, World Golf Awards managing director, said: “We’re tremendously excited to be staging the awards in Spain for the first time at La Manga Club and this year’s event promises to be the biggest yet. “With every continent represented, the event is going to be truly global and we’re looking forward to having a weekend to remember at one of golf’s most iconic resorts.” Set across an area of 1,400 acres, La Manga Club has been at the forefront of European sports and leisure destinations since its inception in 1972. José Asenjo (pictured below), general manager of La Manga Club, said: “It’s a great honour and privilege to be chosen to host the World Golf Awards for the first time, in what is a landmark year for the resort as we celebrate our 45th birthday. “Each year the event attracts some of the most respected figures in the golf industry, and we’re very excited to have this opportunity to showcase our numerous world-class golf and leisure facilities to a key global audience.”

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Friday 24 November English Premier League West Ham United V. Leicester City Scottish Premiership Dundee V. Rangers Saturday 25 November English Premier League Crystal Palace V. Stoke City Manchester United V. Brighton and Hove Albion Newcastle United V. Watford Swansea City V. Bournemouth Tottenham Hotspur V. West Bromwich Albion Liverpool V. Chelsea English Football League - Championship Barnsley V. Leeds United Aston Villa V. Ipswich Town Burton Albion V. Sunderland Fulham V. Millwall Hull City V. Bristol City Middlesbrough V. Derby County Norwich City V. Preston North End Reading V. Sheffield Wednesday Wolhampton Wanderers V. Bolton Wanderers Sheffield United V. Birmingham City English Football League - League One AFC Wimbledon V. Walsall Blackburn Rovers V. Bristol Rovers Doncaster Rovers V. MK Dons Fleetwood Town V. Blackpool Gillingham V. Oldham Athletic Northampton Town V. Bury Portsmouth V. Plymouth Argyle Rochdale V. Peterborough United Rotherham United V. Wigan Athletic Scunthorpe United V. Charlton Athletic Shrewsbury Town V. Bradford City Southend United V. Oxford United English Football League - League Two Mansfield Town V. Chesterfield Barnet V. Grimsby Town Cambridge United V. Stevenage Carlisle United V. Morecambe Coventry City V. Crawley Town Crewe Alexandra V. Luton Town Exeter City V. Accrington Stanley Forest Green Rovers V. Cheltenham Town Lincoln City V. Port Vale Notts County V. Colchester United Swindon Town V. Newport County Wycombe Wanderers V. Yeovil Town Scottish Premiership Hamilton Academical V. Hibernian Heart of Midlothian V. Ross County Scottish Championship Brechin City V. Dundee United Dunfermline Athletic V. Dumbarton Falkirk V. Morton Inverness Caledonian Thistle V. St. Mirren Queen of the South V. Livingston Scottish League One Alloa Athletic V. Ayr United Arbroath V. Forfar Athletic East Fife V. Airdrieonians Raith Rovers V. Queen's Park Stranraer V. Albion Rovers Scottish League Two Annan Athletic V. Clyde Edinburgh City V. Cowdenbeath Elgin City V. Berwick Rangers Stenhousemuir V. Montrose Stirling Albion V. Peterhead Sunday 26 November English Premier League Southampton V. Everton Burnley V. Arsenal Huddersfield Town V. Manchester City Scottish League Cup Motherwell V. Celtic English Football League - Championship Nottingham Forest V. Cardiff City Scottish Premiership Kilmarnock V. Aberdeen Monday 27 November English Football League - Championship Queens Park Rangers V. Brentford Tuesday 28 November English Premier League Brighton and Hove Albion V. Crystal Palace Leicester City V. Tottenham Hotspur Watford V. Manchester United West Bromwich Albion V. Newcastle United

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Paul Casey will represent Europe for the first time in nine years after being selected as a wildcard for the EurAsia Cup in Malaysia in January. Frenchman Alexander Levy is also a wildcard, joining 10 qualifiers for the Ryder Cup style matchplay event. World number 14 Casey was on winning Ryder Cup teams in 2004 and 2006 but lost on US soil at Valhalla in 2008. Casey, 40, has not been selected since but 2018 captain Thomas Bjorn says considering him is a "no brainer".

The big Premier League clash comes tomorrow evening as Liverpool entertain Chelsea at Anfield (6.30 pm kick-off), and the visitors have Eden Hazard hitting a rich vein of form. Chelsea begin the weekend third in the table, nine points adrift of leaders Manchester City, who cross the Pennines on Sunday for a date with Huddersfield. Three points and two places behind Chelsea, a win tomorrow for Liverpool would see them move level with their opponents. Both sides were in midweek Champions League action but had contrasting fortunes. Liverpool squandered a 3-0 lead to draw 3-3 late on in Sevilla, whilst Chelsea booked their place in the Round of 16 with a 4-0 win at Qarabag on Wednesday, with Hazard in outstanding form. Speaking on BT Sport afterwards, pundits Steven Gerrard and Rio Ferdinand both described the Belgian international’s performance as “world-class”. With nine of Liverpool’s ten outfield players starting the last two matches, the Reds are likely to be more fatigued than


England have fallen below Italy in Fifa's world rankings despite the Azzurri failing to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958. Italy lost to Sweden in a play-off but move up a place to 14th in the world. England drew with world champions Germany and Brazil in friendlies in November but fall three places to 15th.


their opponents. It is one of the reasons Jurgen Klopp kept his men in Spain to train the morning after their Champions League match at Sevilla, and he will be hoping to have Joel Matip back from a thigh injury. Chelsea boss Antonio Conte is likely to field his new 3-5-2 formation against Liverpool, and of course, Eden Hazard is absolutely on fire, with his goals helping to seal the fate of West Brom manager Tony Pulis last weekend. Alvaro Morata was partially rested in midweek and should return to the starting line-up tomorrow. Elsewhere this weekend, the Baggies under the temporary stewardship of Gary Megson, travel to fourth-placed Tottenham tomorrow, whilst second-in-the-table Manchester United welcome Brighton who have been adjusting well recently to life in the Premier League. Arsenal, happy after their Spurs scalping, are involved in an intriguing clash at Turf Moor, with opponents Burnley also on the same number of points, namely 22.

Captain Dylan Hartley has been left out of England's starting XV for the first time under Eddie Jones, for tomorrow's match against Samoa at Twickenham (4.00 pm kick-off, live on Sky Sports). Hartley (pictured lifting the Cook Cup after last Saturday’s Australia win) drops to the bench as hooker Jamie George get his first start, while flanker Chris Robshaw and fly-half George Ford are named co-captains. Exeter number eight Sam Simmonds also makes a starting debut for his country. Owen Farrell has again been rested with Alex Lozowski paired at centre with Henry Slade. Hartley is joined among the replacements by 19-year-old lock Nick Isiekwe, and back Piers Francis. England's 31-year-old captain had led the team for all 22 Test matches under Jones, with Saracens' George a regular presence among the replacements. "This is an exciting squad to play against Samoa and we are expecting them to be immensely physical and committed this weekend," said head coach Eddie Jones. "We want to follow up last week's performance against Australia and play better again this week. Our intent in every game and every training session is to be better. "This week it is an opportunity for some squad members who haven't been playing to put their best foot forward. We will have to play smart and will need to find ways to win the contest against Samoa." After some unconvincing performances, Wales will have to get their act together for the visit of New Zealand to Cardiff (6.15 pm kick-off, live on BBC 2), who were given a good contest by Scotland last weekend. That was in contrast to Wales struggling to beat the might of Georgia and a second half of some of the most turgid international rugby possible. Boosted by the All Blacks match, the Scots will be ready to stick the knife into the wounded Wallabies, who were soundly beaten by England. That match kicks-off at Murrayfield tomorrow at 3.30 pm (live on BBC 1), with Ireland entertaining Argentina at 6.30 pm.

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Edition 349 of The Courier newspaper is now available! This week's front-page stories report on the saga of the Orihuela Costa's beach bars...