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By DONNA GEE LOCAL police have launched a manhunt to catch a hit-and-run driver who left a schoolboy crippled after knocking him off his BMX bike. The callous motorist – believed to be British stopped briefly as 13-yearold Jordan Formosa lay on the road beside his damaged cycle. Then he drove off, leaving his victim with a triple fracture of the left leg. Jordan’s injuries were so severe that he required twoand-a-half hours of surgery and a blood transfusion – and had 40 metal staples inserted in his mutilated limb. The incident occurred at the Carrer de Berna /Carrer de Roma crossroads in La Marina at around 5.20pm on September 17. Jordan’s mother Alison told The Courier: ‘’The police are mad about this. They can’t believe a human being could leave a child in the road without helping him. Regardless of whether he was speeding/drunk/drugs or just plain scared, he still should have stopped.’’ Alison and John Formosa, who came to Spain from their native Cardiff eight years ago, now run the News

Fury over ‘coward’ driver who crippled BMX boy, 13

Express newsagents in Punta Prima. But the only news they want to hear right now is that police have arrested the ‘’coward’’, as they describe the person

responsible for Jordan’s injuries. Jordan, who has a 12year-old sister, Courtney, will spend the next eight weeks in bed and is likely to be off

school for almost three months. Mum Alison told me: “We had been to collect the yearly schoolbooks and Jordan asked if he could go and

meet his friends at the park on his BMX, which we had put into the minibus. “Our last words were, ‘OK son but just be careful’. Jordan has been riding a bike safely on the roads in the urbanisation for four years and he is very confident and knows road safety. “Two minutes had passed when the mobile rang, it was Jordan saying that he had been hit off his bike and thought he had broken his leg. “He said the car and driver had just driven off and left him in the middle of the road.

“Two eye witnesses saw the accident happen but could not get the registration number of the car. But we do have a description of the driver, who we think was British. “He is in his late 40s or early 50s, white, about 5ft 9in, with a bald head and of stocky build. “The car is believed to be dark purple or blue - possibly a Citroen, which now has damage to it from the hit and run.’’ There were witnesses to the incident and Alison went on: “Jenny and Ron from Cristal Pools in La Marina were walking their dogs down Carrer de Berna and my son passed them on the bike. “Seconds later they heard a loud bang and saw Jordan’s legs flying in the air. He tried to stand up and his leg buckled underneath him so he dragged himself to the kerb. “The motorist who hit him must have been driving at excessive speed as Jordan hit the bonnet, windscreen and then the roof before eventually landing on the ground. The driver stopped, reversed his car, got out and

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BLOW FOR MORENO AS ORIHUELA LAND SALE IS BLOCKED SOCIALIST PARTY leader Antonia Moreno’s plan to sell nearly half the remaining coastal land owned by Orihuela Town Hall for the construction of more than 500 new houses was successfully challenged at Wednesday’s plenary meeting of the Council. In a Popular Party motion supported by CLARO Councillor Bob Houliston, a motion was approved by a majority vote to stop the procedure and reclassify the land in question for civic purposes. The PP-CLARO argued that the 11 plots of public land in question would be needed in the future to provide facilities for an expanding population; that this was the wrong time to sell council land when prices were depressed; that builders already owned enough land to build masses of new houses if they thought the demand existed - and finally that this was pure opportunistic policy resulting from the government’s failure to reduce run-


BRITTANY Ferries has suspended all its services until further notice after crew union members rejected a new negotiated agreement in their ongoing dispute with the company. As a consequence, all sailings except the PooleCherbourg passenger service, have been cancelled up to and including next Tuesday morning (October 2). . Passengers are being One of the plots of land near the new La Zenia Boulevard Commercial asked NOT to attempt to contact the company by teleCentre which the government wanted to sell for building new houses phone but to visit the website ning costs and leave suffi- and 60% for the city and the use/auditorium centre and w w w . b r i t t a n y pedestrian bridges over the funds in the budget for rest of the municipality). It added: “This is a major N332 and motorway could be updates for the latest inforinvestments. from existing mation. A PP-CLARO press setback for Antonia Moreno funded release said members of the and the rest of the govern- resources which are going to The sale of land on be used for building unnecesthree government parties ment. sary new town hall offices in failed to reply to these argu- the coast for some €13 milOrihuela. ments and could only say that lion would have provided “The government might the land was not Orihuela them with enough money to just try and ignore this majorCosta’s and the proceeds go ahead with politically pres- ity decision of the Plenary but from the sale would be divid- tigious projects, like a new this would be dangerous as ed between coast, city and bullfighting ring in Orihuela. the Popular Party, with “In fact, needed projects in CLARO support, would take rest of municipality (the intention was 40% for the coast Orihuela Costa like a multi- the government to court.’’

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Introducing the new voice of local radio

107.1FM: TORREVIEJA RULES THE WAVES Don’t miss the launch – Monday at 8am

A BRAND NEW radio station will hit the Costa Blanca airwaves on Monday morning. Radio Torrevieja will transmit on 107.1 FM, offering a service of music, entertainment and information. The station is currently putting out test transmissions, and although based in Torrevieja, takes in the region between Alicante Airport in the north, to San Javier Airport in the south. Radio Torrevieja will be on the air 24 hours a day, with an experienced presentation team. The schedule will also include weekends from 8am, the music being a mixture of

oldies from the 50s through to the present day, along with new releases and some Spanish tracks. Non-stop music will be played during the night. There’ll also be a full service of news, details of local events and interviews, along with the chance for listeners to take part in competitions and to ask for their favourite tunes. Chris Ashley will open up the station with the Breakfast Show on Monday (October 1) at 8am, with programmes initially running through to 8pm, seven days a week. Other names confirmed for Radio

Torrevieja include Dennis Christian, Davy Jones, Alex Trelinski, Dave Knights, Peter Hurst and Darren James. With the most experienced broadcasting team in the area, Radio Torrevieja aims to provide a professional service tailored to the needs of the audience - and it’s already received major support from local and national advertisers. It will also be the only full-time English language radio station broadcasting from the city, and therefore stands uniquely placed to bring a compelling radio service that fills a large gap on the local radio dial.

I’m a seat, not a stowaway

A young would-be immigrant tried to enter Spain illegally last weekend using a unique ruse. To avoid being detected by police, young Africans have been found in a variety of hidey holes, such as underneath lorries, inside barrels, amongst loads of oranges or

covered in tomatoes. However, never before has anyone been found inside the front passenger seat of a car entering Spain. The 20 year old was discovered in the Renault 7 inside a metal frame which was covered to look just like a car seat.

HIT-AND-RUN BRIT From page 1

asked Jordan if he was OK. My son replied, ‘No, I think you broke my leg.’ “With this, he jumped back into the car and sped off. Seconds later, another car came along and the police and an ambulance were called. “Jordan now faces a slow and

painful recovery. He’s at home at the moment after five days in Torrevieja Hospital and needs daily injections in his stomach, pills and very strong painkillers. “The family are distraught and disgusted that this could happen. If anybody has any information as to who did this to our son, please contact The Courier or the local

police.’’ As police step up their hunt for the person responsible for Jordan’s injuries, the Formosas would like to say a big thank-you to Ron and Jenny and James for all their help at the scene - and also to express their gratitude to La Marina Ambulance, local police and Torrevieja Hospital.



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COCAINE MASTERMIND JAILED FOR 28 YEARS Now we’re going after his money, vows crime chief AN international fixer for organised crime groups across the world was this week jailed for 28 years for masterminding a plot to smuggle 1.5 tonnes of cocaine into the UK. Marbella-based John Alan Brooks (pictured) originally from Blackpool, assembled a crew to import the cocaine on board the boat Dances with Waves. A multi-agency operation led by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) resulted in the dramatic interception of the boat off the south-west coast of Ireland in November 2008. It had set sail from Trinidad in the Caribbean and was heading for Liverpool. Brooks, 61, was arrested in November 2011 while visiting family in Blackpool, and sentenced this week at Birmingham Crown Court after being found guilty of conspiracy to import cocaine. Crew members Philip Doo and David Mufford, from Devon, and Christopher Wiggins, who had been living on the Costa del Sol, were arrested at the time of the seizure. They pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to supply, and were each jailed for ten years in May 2009. SOCA Regional Head of Investigations Matt Horne said: “Working with international partners to stop consignments of drugs before they can even reach our shores is just one of the ways we under-

mine the cocaine trade and put the UK illegal drugs market under stress. “Brooks was the go-to man for organised crime groups as he was an expert in arranging the transportation of huge quantities of drugs. His criminal career stretches back nearly 30 years, during which time he has travelled extensively using false identities and has been imprisoned on a number of occasions. “We also discovered he had escaped from a Moroccan prison in 2000 but once he was in our sights there was only ever going to be one place he would end up. Now he’s back in prison where he belongs and we’re going after his money.’’ The Maritime Analysis Operations Centre for Narcotics in Lisbon played a vital coordinating role in the interception of Dances with Waves. SOCA shared intelligence with officers at the Centre, who were able to direct Ireland’s Joint Task Force (Garda, Customs and Navy to the boat’s location as it was in danger of sinking. The cocaine was estimated to be worth over £134million. After completing his latest jail term in the UK, Brooks faces extradition to France to serve the 13-year sentence he was given in his absence regarding a 4.2 tonne cannabis seizure in 1989.

Terry 'disappointed'

CHELSEA captain John Terry is "disappointed" to have been banned for four games by the Football Association after being found guilty of a misconduct charge. Terry was handed the ban, along with a £220,000 fine, on Thursday - after an Independent Regulatory Commission found him guilty of 'using abusive and/or insulting words and/or behaviour' during an altercation with Anton Ferdinand last season. Terry was found not guilty of racial abuse in a London magistrates court in July, a charge that emerged from the same incident. While Terry admitted to using some racially-charged phrases during the hearing, he insisted he had only repeated back to Ferdinand what Ferdinand thought he had already said. "John Terry is disappointed that the FA commission has reached a different conclusion to the clear not guilty verdict of a court of law," a statement on Terry's behalf read. "He has asked for the detailed written reasons of the decision and will consider them carefully before

deciding whether to lodge an appeal." Chelsea chairman Bruce Buck attended much of the hearing, which took place at Wembley Stadium, but the club indicated in a statement that they would not be making a formal comment while an appeal was still a possibility. "Chelsea Football Club notes and respects today's decision by the Football Association regarding John Terry," a club statement

that decision. It is therefore inappropriate for us to comment further on the matter at this time."

Happy birthday Ellis. Love read. "We also recognise that Nan, Paul and family. John has the right to appeal

Mum, Dad,




Speed-bump double gives me the hump A WARNING to all users of the Avinuda de la Platja at La Zenia. The Town Hall appears to have come up with a money-spinning idea to help swell its coffers. It would seem that they have linked up with local auto repair shops as at long last the road hazards that have plagued motorists for so long along the short stretch by Consum have been attended to. I thought I should go to Specsavers when I drove along there the other morning because as I approached what used to be the raised pedestrian crossing outside Consum, I could see, not one, but two of those horri-

ble bolt down humps only centimetres apart. But no, I was not mistaken, as my poor neck will testify as it was shaken badly twice in as many seconds as I raced over the bumps at about 10-15kph. These despicable humps are bad enough when they are set every 25metres or so on some roads, but is it really necessary to have two of them so close together? They are a menace to both cars and passengers alike. the only people who will be happy with this situation are the auto repairers when they get loads of suspension repairs to carry

out and the government deals with the extra taxes this will generate!! BW. Los Dolses always thought the idea of speed q Ibumps was to deter the boy racers of all ages (Spain seems to have more of them than anywhere else). Realistically, the thrill of a mega-bounce probably encourages irresponsible youngsters to treat them as a challenging roller-coaster ride - particularly if the car happens to belong to someone else. --EDITOR

BLEATING ABOUT THE BUSH (BOTH OF ‘EM) I ENJOY reading Alex Trelinski’s ‘A Pinch of Salt’ column His observations on the political scene are on the whole very good reading. Well done! However, in his September 14 column, paragraphs referring to the next American Presidential election in November, stated, ‘Here’s a fact. Only twice has an elected President failed to be voted back for a second term in 80 years, namely Jimmy Carter and George W Bush. Both being kicked out over economic matters.’ Wrong, Alex! Jimmy Carter, President from 1977 – 81, did not have an economic problem. Carter was denied a second term because his presidency was marred by the 1979 – 81 Iran hostage crises, culminating in the 1979 US energy crisis, the three-mile nuclear accident, the USA boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Through such happenings, Carter`s popularity was completely shattered! George W Bush was the one prior to Obama and was a two-term President! I take it that Alex means one-term President George H W Bush, from 1989 – 93. George H W Bush did inherit an economic problem from Reagan but Bush was Reagan`s vice President for two presidential terms so he knew what he was inheriting. Within 24 hours of Bush`s Presidency, the 400 plus hostages were set free by Iran! Despite sending US troops into Panama and the Persian Gulf Kuwait-Iraq invasion fiasco, Bush saw the fall of the Berlin Wall and collapse of the Soviet Union. The Oliver North Iran/Contra arms deals court case was also ongoing from the Reagan years and into Bush’s early Presidency. His mid-term Presidency had an 85% popularity rating - one of the highest ever of any President, but during his 1988 Presidential election campaign, he had made a pledge, ‘Read my lips, no new taxes, I promise not to raise taxes!’ Because of the US economic recession of 199091, Bush had to break his election promise and raise taxes. Bang went his popularity rating and his endorsement for a second term! JB, Campoverde

Only fuels and hearses ONCE again you devoted over half a page to bashing Ryanair in your Issue 83. If we look at the FACTS and not the totally biased feelings of your Editor, a different picture emerges. The article is about three Ryanair planes that asked for 'priority landing because of low fuel', I believe, in July. It was reported that on one particular day three planes destined for Madrid had to be rerouted to Valencia and then 'stacked' for at least one hour or even longer. These original flights were for about two hours duration, then waiting over Madrid, then flying to Valencia and then stacking for between 60 and 90 minutes. What the Spaniards are intimating is that every flight needs to carry enough fuel, not only to make it to its destination, but also to make the

return journey and then some. If you extrapolate this to transatlantic flights no plane would be able to make the journey as I understand no plane can carry enough fuel to make the 'round trip' without refuelling. Also, as stated in your articles, Ryanair have at least the minimum (not that they only carry the bare minimum) as set out by the manufacturer (who should know how far his plane can go) and also EU regulations. Most, if not all Ryanair flights, carry more than this basic minimum as I do not believe any captain would put lives at risk. Another point is that if an aeroplane takes on more fuel than needed, it uses more because of the extra weight etc. So why aren't the Green Brigade jumping up and down saying that Ryanair are doing their bit

to save the ozone or whatever these flights are supposed to be damaging? To sum up, you are saying that the Spanish Authorities know more about how each individual aeroplane works and fuel needed than its manufacturer and the 'experts' in the EU! To me it just looks like very sour grapes on behalf of AENA because they have lost face against Ryanair over the débâcle at Alicante Airport. When will the Spanish powers that be realise that Ryanair and its fellow non-Spanish budget airlines bring in millions of Euro to Spain by way of holidaymakers and ex-pats. Without these flights there would be no bustling Costa Blanca, virtually no new properties, very few bars or hotels etc. Spain is sinking into the financial mire and then trying to cut off a helping hand offered by the likes of Ryanair. SL, Santiago de la Ribera



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AM I the only Brit who believes maths teacher Jeremy Forrest’s romantic continental jaunt with pupil Megan Stammers does not constitute a heinous crime? The news that the couple’s disappearance was to be featured on BBC’s Crimewatch programme confirmed to me that the UK authorities see the guitarplaying Forrest as an evil paedophile. Which I doubt vey much. We now know the guy has been under a lot of stress (helped, no doubt, by antagonism from those trying to keep him away from Megan). So I can understand why they decided to flee to a country where they can be together without fear. And where better than France, a nation which understands the complexities of romance and passion better than any. “We are not going to arrest Jeremy Forrest,’’ announced a senior French prosecutor on Wednesday. “He is not a criminal.’’ That’s because the age of consent in France is 15, not 16. But from the massive UK police and m e d i a campaign to track the c o u p l e d o w n , you’d think the guy had run off with an eightyear-old. The manhunt has been pretty useless anyway. As I write, the lovers are probably somewhere in darkest Transylvania. Or perhaps even in Torrevieja, in which case Crimewatch won’t be hearing from me. Did you wonder, as I did, why the UK police called that dramatic initial press conference with Megan’s parents on Monday…and then told us Megan was in no danger? Forrest’s ‘crime’ seems to be that he has allowed himself to become emotionally entangled with one of his students. Hardly an offence to justify the kind of dragnet normally reserved for dangerous killers. Assuming that Jeremy and Megan are aware of the


Run, Forrest, run...this Megan media circus is sending out the wrong vibes chasing rat pack, their feelings for each other will be growing by the day. And that is precisely what Megan’s family do NOT want. The fact that the couple have been canoodling for several months in the face of widespread disapproval indicates that they are happy to lock out the world if it allows them to stay together. And the WORST thing Megan’s family, her school and the police can do is to try to keep them apart forcibly. Love will always find a way, even if Britain’s ‘enlightened’ society still deems any teacher-pupil relationship as sordid and wicked.

When the teacher is married (albeit very flimsily), the demonisation increases dramatically. So much so, that we have so-called experts suggesting on Sky TV that he’s a child-molester who has been ‘grooming’ Megan to satisfy his evil desires. ‘‘Megan has done nothing wrong,’’ came the cry at that first over-dramatic press conference. What about Forrest? Silence...until that French lawman opened his grand bouche on Wednesday. If Sir is found, or he and Megan decide to come home, I fully expect the UK police to hurl Forrest behind bars. However, Megan is unlike-

ly to encourage Jeremy to surrender to a system that may well deprive her of her boyfriend for several years. The likelihood is that he will be banged up and charged with everything from abduction to under-age sex. Just about everything except Whipping a Pleb on a Bicycle, in fact. From the way Megan’s distraught parents pleaded with her to phone them, you’d have thought her life was in imminent danger. Yet the police assured us they had no fears for her safety, despite her failure to return to the UK with Forrest on a prebooked car ferry on Sunday. The public witch-hunt against her companion just didn’t add up from the start. To demonise Forrest in huge headlines merely drives a b i g g e r w e d g e between Megan and those who have already tried and convicted the man she ran away with. It certainly makes it less likely that she will contact her seemingly frantic family. Forrest clearly has issues of his own, not least the break-up of his marriage – and naturally Megan’s nearest and dearest would prefer her to mix with youngsters her own age. There is also the unwritten taboo that the paths of teacher and pupil must never cross outside the classroom. As for the fact he is twice Megan’s age, so what? One of my daughters married a man 14 years older than herself and he’s the best father in the world. There were a few tut-tuts when she started going out with him when she was 20 – but they knew what they wanted. And so, I guess, do Megan and Jeremy. How many of you reading this column had a schoolgirl crush on one of your teachers? OK, so you just fantasised about it…but what a romantic thought, to be

whisked off to an exotic country, away from all the nay-sayers, by the man you want most in the entire world. Megan sounds to me like a typical teenager– a bit of a rebel who resents her parents and school officials trying to regiment her into a lifestyle that pleases them. My other daughter rebelled at 14, became a punk and was barely 16 when she moved into a hovel with her boyfriend. But she grew out of the romanticism (along with her hideous nose ring) and now we look back and laugh at it all as she works to keep her own flock of three from going astray. I don’t know the full details

Jeremy Forrest of Jeremy Forrest’s background, but in the absence of anyone speaking up for him, I found myself trying to understand his motives. Logically, he should have waited until Megan is 16. But if they want to be together so much that they are prepared

to risk everything, then my instincts say leave them to get on with it. At least until they are ready to return to the fold. From my own experience, the best way of bringing young rebels back into the fold is to give them more rope, not hang them. What I do know is that the way the Jeremy and Megan affair has been handled does nobody any favours. If I were them, I’d dump the car, jump on a long-haul flight … and head for somewhere exotically romantic with no extradition treaty. It’s unlikely they’ll live happily ever – but what a good plot for a romantic thriller.


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DAVE the barman sounded agitated when he rang me at home. 'You're late, Dave,' he complained. 'We're all outside the pub awaiting your presence and the lads are getting a little impatient.' 'Only a little?' I queried. 'Well, okay then, a lot,' admitted Dave, a note of alarm in his voice. I imagined my fellow members of the hostelry's discussion group swarming around on the pavement and crashing into each like demented homing pigeons denied access to their loft. 'You'd better get here quick, Dave!' demanded Dave the barman. 'Things are turning pretty ugly -apart from Ol' Red Eyes, of course, who is already ugly.' 'I'm on my way, Dave,' I said. 'But might I just point out that the phrase "pretty ugly" is an oxymoron like "bitter sweet" and . . .' 'Just get here!'

shrieked Dave. 'I'm more or less on my way, Dave,' I said. 'But just remind me, why is my presence needed? I've only just sat down to a late breakfast.' 'I'm not having this,' moaned Dave. 'Damned right, Dave,' I concurred. 'It's me that's having this. And very nice it is, too. Crunchy corn flakes with a drizzle of warm semiskimmed milk.

Yummy, yummy, yummy, it now because you have the goes down to my tummy.' only surviving set of keys to 'Please,' begged Dave to the pub.' the crunch of his And then I teeth gritting. 'You remembered. The have to come previous night I had inadvertently put on Dave the barman's jacket, containing his keys, before leaving the pub. I had obviously thought Dave's white, shortie b a r

jacket with its shawl collar and button closure was my own three-quarter length, black, zip-up, fake fur-lined hooded anorak -- an easy mistake to make after a night of hectic social activity. 'So where are you off to - as if I didn't know?' Mrs S

asked as I struggled into the barman's jacket. I explained that no-one could get into the pub because I had been . . . er, entrusted with the keys. 'Blimey,' said Mrs S. 'Your deadbeat friends must be swarming around on the pavement and crashing into each like demented homing pigeons denied access to their loft.' 'Don't be ridiculous,' I said. 'The lads will be having intellectual discussions on a broad range of subjects until the cavalry -- that's me -arrives.' I set off and within seconds my mobile phone rang. 'You're still late!' yelled Dave the barman. 'Please hurry. Matters here are seriously getting out of hand.’ 'Ol' Red Eyes has gone to sleep in the gutter and Daft Barry has just asked a passing policeman if he would kindly break into the pub with his trusty truncheon.' 'Calm down, Dave,' I said.

'And don't keep whining that I'm late. I can't be late until I actually get there. Then, and only then, can you say I'm late. At present I am merely absent.' I approached the hostelry at a swift jog and observed, with mouth agape in astonishment, the strange sight before me. The members of the pub discussion group had formed a processional line and were dancing a conga. The singlefile configuration of bums was being led by a stranger wearing a drum who was zigzagging along the street. The man was shouting: 'Remember, you guys, it's three shuffle steps on the beat followed by a kick that is slightly ahead of the fourth beat.' 'Dave!' Dave the barman greeted me. 'It's fortunate that my mate Bert, the Latin American dance teacher, was passing. He's managed

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SAY IT IN SPANISH Learn the lingo - with a little help from JEANETTE ERATH SPANISH 39 WELCOME back to some more fun learning, I hope you managed OK with last week´s lesson - here are the answers, see how you fared: Spiders bother me – me molestan las arañas; The history of the United States interests me – me interesa la historia de los Estados Unidos; I have pain in my head (I have a headache) – Me duele la cabeza; I love ice cream Me encanta el helado; I am missing five euros – Me falta cinco euros; John likes to dance - A Juan le gusta bailar; I love your dress – Me encanta tu vestido; I have a lot of pain in my eyes – Me duelen mucho los ojos; he likes to go to the cinema – A él le gusta ir al cine. Now to make you think for a bit, don´t want to make it too easy! Translate into Spanish: What food do you like the most? - ¿Qué comida te gusta más? Do you lack money to buy a Porsche? - ¿Te falta dinero para comprar un Porsche? What shop do you like? - ¿Qué tienda te gusta? Mary Poppins loves the children – A Mary Poppins le encantan los niños; Cooking interests him – A él le interesa cocinar; I love summer – Me encanta el verano I hope you have been practising all week your likes and dislikes along with some of the other verbs we were learning. The more you say it, the quicker it will sink in. This week we are going to deal with comparisons of quality and inequality. Don´t get confused by the title, it is really very straightforward. Firstly we will deal with inequality. That is when things are not equal, for example: they are not the same height, one is taller than the other. Two items do not cost the same, one is more expensive than the other.

How do we say it? In Spanish, inequality is shown in one of the following ways: más (menos) + adjective + que más (menos) + adverb + que más (menos) + noun + que Here are some examples: You are taller than me – Tú eres más alto que yo, John talks slower than Maria – Juan habla más lentamente que María, I have fewer books than Antony – Tengo menos libros que Antonio. If the comparative is followed by a number, use de rather than que There are more than 20 books in the shop – hay más de veinte libros en la tienda. NOTE: When the sentence is NEGATIVE, ´que´ is used even with numbers, to convey the meaning “ONLY” Examples: I have more than five euros – Tengo más de cinco euros BUT: I ONLY have five euros – No tengo más que cinco euros There are more than 20 students in the class – Hay más de veinte estudiantes en la clase BUT: There are ONLY 20 students in the class – No hay más que veinte estudiantes en la clase Comparisons of Equality: When two things being compared are the same or have the same characteristics the comparison of equality is used,. For example you are comparing equal attributes: The book is as good as the film, the dog is as small as the cat. This is how we describe these situations using adjectives or adverbs: tan + adjective (adverb) + como

El libro es tan bueno como la película Él perro es tan pequeño como el gato To describe comparisons of equality with nouns we use the following: tanto(-a, -as, -os) + noun + como Juan tiene tanto dinero como María – John has as much money as Maria Él tiene tantos libros como ella – he has as many books as her As ever, we chose the form of tanto to agree with the noun: tanto dinero, tanta paciencia, tantos libros, tantas velas When actions (not things) are being compared and there is no adjective, use the following: verb + tanto + como Examples: She sings as much as a bird – Ella canta tanto como un parajo; he thinks as much as a computer – Él piense tanto como un ordenador When there is an adjective use the following: verb + tan + adjective (masculine form) + como Examples: The boy plays as little as the girl – Él niño juega tan poco como la niña, They sleep as little as her – Ellos duermen tan poco como ella So there we have different ways to compare, as always incorporate the sayings into your daily life whenever you can and always look for the opportunity to use them. Think Spanish. Como siempre que tengas una buena semana y hasta el viernes que viene.


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WHY DO THEY DO THAT? Top dog psychologist PETER SINGH writes exclusively for The Courier. Check out or email Peter at

A PEKE INTO THE PAST Puddah: A tale of doggy love

One of my passions in life is books, especially old books, and I am a regular visitor to a local antiques shop, which has hundreds of old books from house clearances. I spent half an hour there yesterday going through some of the books. I visit so often that the chances of finding something I have not seen there are remote. So I go on instinct to guide me to where something of great interest might be. Yesterday something very spooky happened. I was drawn towards some boxes piled on top of each other, each containing books. I decided to squeeze my hand into one of the bottom boxes and let fate decide what I pulled out. What emerged was not a book, but an old album, with the name Puddah neatly hand embroidered onto the material on the front cover. As I turned the pages, each was filled with photographs of a Pekingese dog, who was worshipped by the lady who put this album together. Being crazy about dogs myself, how amazing that fate should land this wonderful album into my lucky hands! There were more than 70 photos of little Puddah, starting from when he was eight weeks old. At the back of the album, neatly tucked away into the material, with some more photos, I was amazed to find Puddah’s original pedigree certificate. He was born on Monday July 19, 1954, in Worthing, Sussex. It was clear to see that the lady adored Puddah with an incredible passion and it would seem that he was her reason for living. With this in mind I felt very sad that her precious album, dedicated to her dog, had ended up in an old box in the back of the shop. There was no address inside the album and no first name for this mystery lady. Without hesitation, I bought the album of loving memories

this one is another with the caption, “Looking gorgeous after reversal operation”. He is standing in this picture, so thankfully Puddah made a great recovery. As I turned the page, my eyes filled with tears as I read, “Wednesday, March 8, 1961 - The last day I had him - the following Monday we were alone - Brave as always”. Puddah had passed away, in only his seventh year, as Miss Jordan (righ Miss Jordan wrote, “My dearest treasure and guardian of my t) with beloved Puddah happiness”. She buried him in her garden with a headstone for £1 and have never been more pleased with a purchase in that read, “PUDDAH BELOVED 1954-1961”. The following my whole life. I knew the lady would be looking down, smiling page read, “God grant me memory, cold, clear and starkly from a cloud in the sky and I promised her that I would cher- bright, of you, my dearest one, on this and every night”. For ish and look after the album in a way she would have want- each year after, on the anniversary of Puddah’s death, Miss Jordan would write a dedication in the album in memory of ed. On the front page, the lady, who’s name I think is Miss her little dog. In 1962, she wrote, “A year of sorrow, of wondering and Jordan, writes, “And in his rounded lovely paws, he holds my regret, of tortured memory. The moment and the glimpse of heart and holds it true”. The photographs that follow show Puddah with family that one thing I ask, a sight of you, until then my beloved boy, members and friends, along with Miss Jordan and her my every wish is you”. In 1963, she wrote, “I am forever your loving Mummy and Mother. There are photographs of Puddah on his first family holiday to the Isle of Skye in Scotland in 1958, which coincid- you my faithful heart”. 1966 read, “Your dearest face, such a lively, lovely one, ed with his fourth birthday. There are wonderful pictures of Miss Jordan with Puddah, comforts me always”. 1967, “A year nearer, my wonderful boy”. titled, “A hot summer’s day, 1958”. You can tell by looking at 1968, “I think of you every single day Puddie”. her face that she was a very kind and warm lady and I think 1969, “My favourite spot in the garden is near you”. it would have been special to have had her as a friend. She The final dedication was in March 1970, when Miss Jordan simply beams with pride in every photo with her beloved best friend. If anyone doubts the power of a dog and the happi- wrote, “And yet another year has passed”. I suspect that in that year, Miss Jordan went to sleep and ness one can bring into your life, they should take a look at when she woke, Puddah lay next to her, tail wagging and this beautiful album and will never doubt again. With each page you can clearly see the joy Puddah shared eyes bright. United at last. When I now walk my dogs, I look up at the sky, knowing that somewhere up there are Miss with everyone he met. One of the pictures shows him lying down in the garden, Jordan and Puddah in complete joy and peace together. Our dogs really are our Guardian Angels. with the caption, “Early spring 1959, after paralysis”. Next to

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LÍNEA DIRECTA ADVISES YOU HOW TO ACT IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT Línea Directa Insurance advises you of the steps to follow in case of a road accident in Spain. 1. Call the emergency number: 112. They will co-ordinate the procedure and will ask you in detail about the circumstances of the accident. 2. Remain calm at all times. Switch on the emergency lights and if the state of the vehicle permits, remove the vehicle from the road, in order to avoid delays and further accidents, to the extent possible. 3. Signal the accident location. Before stepping out of the car, put on your high-visibility jacket, which is compulsory, and place the emergency triangles correctly. The first must be placed about 50 metres behind the car in the direction of the traffic, and the second about 100m. 4. If someone is seriously injured, never try to move them, except if in danger of fire or imminent explosion. Cover the injured person, keep them calm and wait for the emergency services to arrive. 5. If the circumstances of the location allow, always fill in the European accident report, which is an essential document for speeding up the procedures and handling between the insurance companies. If you have any doubt about how to do this, don’t hesitate to call your insurance company.

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Mel’s Dream Bucket There has been a lot of criticism of social network websites, a lot of people dismiss them as a waste of time or a breach of their personal security. There are those who, when something bad happens because of a social network site, run around screaming that they should be closed down. I believe that they must be the same people who have nothing better to do than complain that there is too much gravy on their Sunday lunch or their coffee is too hot. As you can imagine I am a fan of social networking and in particular Facebook. I am on it daily, several times a day. I like to find out what my friends are up to and sometimes share some funny pictures or tales. But there is another side to the Internet and these sites. I was reading about a 47-year-old female with terminal cancer. She has been given six months to live and, to help her keep focused she wrote a bucket list. For those of you who may not know what that is, it is a list of everything one wants to do before they die. It´s been the inspiration for a Hollywood film and I guess many people have made one. But what makes this story more interesting is that this lady made her list not expecting to be able to accomplish half if it. What happened next I hope will show some

of those non believers that there is good out there, and that social networks can help! Melanie Swan Horton was given six months to live in July following a two-year battle with bowel cancer. So she wrote her bucket list to try to distract her from what must have been a horrible truth. The friends of this lady swiftly posted her list and story on Facebook asking for help to make the list come true. The list was only published last month and thanks to the generosity of the public she has

managed to tick off over half of it, which included skinny dipping which she managed to incorporate into another wish of visiting her parents in Cyprus. So at least the water would have been a bit warmer than her home in Norwich. She has also had a champagne limousine ride, a visit to a music festival, learnt to salsa and a photo shoot done with her two daughters. She still has a few items left to tick off but I read her health is now deteriorating, so I guess we all have to cross our fingers that

she makes it to the end of the list. This includes experiences such as wearing a ball gown to a ball, going shopping with a personal shopper and going on a cruise. Hopefully she´ll manage at least the ones she is physically capable of before cancer takes her. She also wanted to raise awareness of bowel cancer; her symptoms included rapid weight loss but because she was exercising and dieting she put it down to that. She went to the doctor when she noticed blood; she was operated on quickly but the cancer had spread and eventually became a battle she can no longer win. However, she remains upbeat and her story should serve to inspire us all, and remind us that, no matter how hard things are for us, there are people fighting just to survive another day. People the same age as you, as me, as our children and parents. If there is one thing we should never take for granted it is this life that we´ve been given, so enjoy it, live it and know that you can say I may have a few regrets but living this life certainly isn´t one of them. Maybe we should all be making a bucket list. Even though the sands of time are moving slower for us there´s no time like the present, as we will all one day ´kick the bucket´. Mel’s bucket list can be found at: https:/


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TO quote Sir Elton John, “sorry seems to be the hardest word” when it comes to politicians. People love to get our elected leaders to issue rare apologies, and are then hung, drawn and quartered for doing it. It’s one of those few times that I can actually feel sorry for them. Take the Lib Dem leader, Nick Clegg. Three years ago he could hardly imagine being Deputy Prime Minister in a Tory-led coalition government - and that meant that some of his party’s pledges, like over student tuition fees, had to go down the old gurgler. That about-turn has been chucked at him virtually every day, but people have forgotten that he’s not in charge of the government, and that his party have got some big concessions, like taking millions of people out of paying income tax. Clegg hasn’t got anything to apologise for, and it’s only been done to appease his internal critics for the Lib Dem conference. Little Nick should have called their bluff and said “back me or sack me”, rather than grovelling around with a sorry video that will now haunt him at the next General Election.

Cracking the Whip THE Tory Chief Whip, Andrew Mitchell, is a complete twit over his foul tirade against a couple of London bobbies who were only doing their job trying to keep him safe in Downing Street. He’s

rightly been forced to apologise, only after the story got out, and also in the light of the killings of the Manchester police officers. I’ve also wondered how quickly it would have taken for me to be cuffed and banged into a car, had I used the same language to a member of the Met? Perhaps Mr Mitchell should consider himself lucky that saying “sorry” has been the only consequence of his stupid behaviour.

Sour Currie A very disturbing image lurked out at me from the Daily Mail recently. Trapped as I was on an aircraft, there was no escape as my body froze into a catatonic state. I’d not been like that since I had a nightmare featuring Anne Widdecombe trying out a new pair of support tights. As the pages shook in horror, I was initially tricked into believing I had come across a photo of a mating aardvark or even a bloated whale washed ashore on a remote Lincolnshire beach. I was sadly mistaken. A couple of strained blinks later, I realised that I was looking at Edwina Currie in a glitzy dress from her (very fortunately) brief run on last year’s Strictly Come Dancing. As luck would have it, I had a paper bag in front of me and I used it to control my breathing as the full consequences of what I had stumbled upon raced across my mind.

The former politician’s literary agent had somehow managed the greatest miracle since the “old water into wine” trick a couple of thousand years ago, in persuading the Daily Mail to serialise her second volume of diaries from the early 90s. Good luck to Edwina on that front but Bridget Jones she certainly isn’t, and there

were more laughs to be got from Anne Frank’s little volume back in the 40s. A seven-year-old kid weaned on Janet and John books and Peppa Pig could have brought us greater illumination and depth on the state of British politics at the time, rather this scrawling tripe that had me convulsing in a way that led to my fellow fliers

believing that I needed urgent medical attention. Based on the excerpts, Edwina certainly had a high opinion of herself, and no time for other female politicians who achieved a lot more than she did. You can gather that I’m not exactly a fan! Make no mistake - Currie was a dream for journalists,

and when she became an MP in 1983, she was making more visits to my radio station than the postman. But when she was made a Junior Health Minister three years later, she didn’t want to know us - until she was sacked for her salmonella in eggs comments in 1988. Then she re-surfaced, but we would only interview her rarely as a bit of revenge over the way we were blanked for two years. Of course we now know that she was busy fooling around with John Major, so that might have distracted her from doing other things. She had talent but she always came across to me as only interested in herself, first and foremost, and I never came across an MP who created so much controversy amongst colleagues and opponents alike. One key Labour Party figure would refuse to come to my studios if Edwina Currie was there, and would do the interview by telephone instead. There’s a lot more I could write, but I fancy returning next week!

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value of the cover, I'd like to say an extra thank you to Lisa for her compassion at the time. I have never come across service like it, above and beyond is definitely one way of describing the service given. And for Bill looking down on me as I plan my Mediterranean cruise in November with my surprise cheque... SEE, I AM always right! Sincerely Gloria Campbell


DESPITE all the best efforts of the government, Britain has been unable to bring its borrowing under control - we're borrowing massive amounts of money and all we get is the wringing of hands from politicians. Why is it happening? Partly because of the ridiculous benefits culture in Britain, which allows people who have made not one jot of a contribution to Britain to get masses of State help. Take the example of a Latvian born, 31-year-old mother of ten, who is already claiming £34,000 a year in benefits, pays £100 a week rent to a private landlord, and is now demanding a large council house for herself and her brood. Neighbours accuse her of running a "half-way house" of Latvians arriving in Britain. She has refused to reveal how many men fathered her children. She claimed she arrived in Britain "because she could under EU law". Every week, the unmarried mother receives £527 in child tax credit and working tax credit as well as £127 in child benefits. In total, she receives far more from the State than the average UK salary of just over £26,000 before tax. The amount is also much higher than the £9.26 per child she would receive each month if she were still living in Latvia. There, couples can claim up to £1,865 per baby, but payments dip after children reach 18 months. Can you imagine how welcome she would be here in Spain - I can't see Spain giving her £34,000 a year in benefits can you? Britain is a magnet for the likes of the Latvian woman who is the tip of a very big iceberg. It is also a magnet for fraudsters. Take, as an example, a

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Nigerian who claimed he was a minicab driver earning just £700 a month. In fact he was living the luxury life in his Nigerian mansion. He has now been ordered to pay back almost £1.2million. He and his wife were convicted of fraud in 2010 after using an identity and immigration scam to falsely claim £43,000 in benefits. The wife claimed benefits after telling staff she was a single mother and a victim of domestic violence. Fraud investigators found he owned a large luxurious house in Nigeria worth more than £1million complete with chandeliers and £89,000 worth of sound equipment. He also had a £25,000 watch. His wife wore a Rolex watch and drove a Mercedes Sport Coupe. A UK judge has ordered the Nigerian to pay £1,197,743.54 in a confiscation order under the Proceeds Of Crime Act, or go to prison for six years. I wonder if Britain will get a brass farthing of the debt probably we will end up keeping him in prison. My biggest criticism is that benefit offices have in the past been far too lax with British taxpayers' money, prepared to hand over vast sums of dosh without properly investigating whether they are entitled to it. And controls have been so lax - immigration has allowed virtually anyone into Britain. The country still has the reputation of being far too soft - no wonder parties like UKIP are gaining ground as the only answer to runaway

From P10 to calm these madmen down.' 'But I don't understand,' I said. 'Bert's not a Latin American name.' Dave shook his head. 'Bert's from Bolton. It's the dance that's Latin American. 'And you should have seen this lot before Bert arrived and took charge. They were swarming around on the pavement and crashing into each like demented homing pigeons denied access to their loft.' 'What a daft analogy,' I said. Suddenly, the members of the pub discussion group spotted me. They abandoned Bert the dance teacher and rushed towards me. They threw themselves at my feet and hugged and kissed my legs. 'Don't for one moment think you're popular,' said Dave the barman. 'It's the bar

on, this is a size reduction too far! Been following the GateGate affair? I'm referring to the new Tory chief whip Andrew Mitchell's spat with police at the gates of Downing Street. He was refused permission to cycle through the While we were having main gate and was told to coffee with friends along push his bike through the Pilar prom last week we side gate. According to watched a middle-aged man police, this prompted a tirade begging at tables. Then, as of abuse including Mitchell people left, he went from one calling officers plebs and table to another clearing up morons and threatening to have them stripped of their anything that was left. Whether he was after tips jobs. This has all the classic or food left-overs we couldn't tell. But anyway, we set off on symptoms of a too-big-forour stroll and happened to his-boots politician throwing come across the same man his weight about and police a fair distance away, and out doing likewise. Mitchell had only been in of sight he was smoking the the job for a fortnight and largest cigar, an expensive Cuban variety, and had every was on his cycle riding to the appearance of wealth, cer- main gate. If it had been the Prime tainly not poverty. Minister, do you think that Word of caution, watch who you give your money police officer would have told too, appearances can him to get off his bike and use the side gate? I think not. deceive. But because he was an And now on to something just as irritating. unknown, police acted differDown the years I'm sure you ently. As for Mitchell, he should have noticed how things have known better. He acted have shrunk in size. No, stop sniggering, I'm not referring like a jumped-up public to parts of the male anatomy schoolboy and, no doubt, shrinking with age, I'm talking within seconds got right up about things like bars of the noses of the police. It chocolate, Mars bars, Wagon was just like two young Wheels and foods with same studs, neither giving an inch, size cartons but less con- and, of course, highlights all the class divisions which is tents. The last straw is the size of one of Britain's worst traits. My thoughts? Police toilet rolls. Have you noticed how small the "economy" loo should learn to stop throwing rolls have become, especial- their weight around at every ly here in Spain? They're just turn, and politicians should no longer fit for the purpose learn to accept they are not they were made for. Come God's answer to humanity.


and out of control spending. Another story which runs parallel to all this was revealed last week. Because of a lack of money Uttoxeter is stripped of any patrolling police officer one night a week because of budget cuts. They are deployed to a larger town to cover shortfalls there. It's an example of essential services being axed or cut because Britain has been over-generous to foreign nationals coming in and victim to a growing number of fraudsters. It really has to stop. As motorists, we've been told not to fill our tanks to the brim but to keep them half full so as to reduce weight and save money. Wise advice, perhaps, if you're in a car and the only problem you face if you run out of fuel is to walk to the nearest garage or call the rescue services. Not so if you're running an airline and you're flying "on the red". Ryanair has been accused


jacket you're wearing. It's like catnip to this bunch of crazy bobcats. The garment's slight whiff of stale bitter stimulates feelings of warmth and security.' Dave held out his hand. 'Keys,' he said. 'Give them to me quick before the feelgood factor fades and this lot mount a melee or start a skirmish. If you and Daft Barry can pick up Ol' Red Eyes and carry him in . . .' 'Hang on a minute,' I said to Dave the barman. 'If I left the pub last night with the only set of keys, how did you manage to lock up?' Dave the barman turned as white as his jacket. He gingerly extended an index finger and gently pushed open the unlocked door. 'Olé!' chanted Bert the dance teacher, clicking his fingers.

of putting passengers and crews' lives at risk with their policy of saving fuel by not topping up the tanks. I suppose it's OK if every flight ran like clockwork and the plane took off and landed on time. But what if in the middle of a flight there was an emergency, the plane had to be diverted, but had to fly many more miles because of bad weather and then had to circle in a "stack"? Would Ryanair's policy of saving every penny and perhaps flying "close to the wind" stand up to that emergency? I hope so. Meanwhile, I think I'll hedge my bets and fly with an airline which has full tanks of fuel, rather than one which is accused by Spanish pilots of cutting things too fine.


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Gabicci T-shirts from 24.90€, Berghaus fleece jackets at 34.90€ and men’s and ladies jeans from 12.90€. These include the designer labels of Levis, DKNY, Laura Ashley, Dorothy Perkins and F and F. A big name that we all miss over here is Marks and Spencer; well, Bargain Brands now stock men’s polo tops, cotton jumpers and cardigans and knitwear. They also have Blue Harbour men’s white polos, which are ideal for playing bowls in. The store also stocks all the sporting labels - Nike T-shirts from 19.90€, O’Neil ladies tops, Reebok, Adidas sportswear from 14.90€. There is a cafe inside the outlet so once you’ve shopped till you’ve dropped you can sit down to a cuppa, a coffee or the best milkshakes ever - plus snacks, sandwiches and burgers. See our ad on page 11.

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Autumn Recipes Now that we are officialy in the Autumn season, here are some mouth watering Autumn recipes. CHEESY AUTUMN MUSHROOMS Ingredients 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


1. 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. 2. 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.

BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP WITH CHILLI & CREME FRAICHE Ingredients 1 butternut squash , about 1kg, peeled and deseeded 2 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter 2 onions , diced 1 garlic clove , thinly sliced 2 mild red chillies , deseeded and finely chopped 850ml hot vegetable stock 4 tbsp crème fraîche , plus more to serve


1.Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Cut the squash into large cubes, about 4cm/1½in across, then toss in a large roasting tin with half the olive oil. Roast for 30 mins, turning once during cooking, until golden and soft. 2. While the squash cooks, melt the butter with the remaining oil in a large saucepan, then add the onions, garlic and ¾ of the chilli. Cover and cook on a very low heat for 15-20 mins until the onions are completely soft. 3. Tip the squash into the pan, add the stock and the crème fraîche, then whizz with a stick blender until smooth. For a really silky soup, put the soup into a liquidiser and blitz it in batches. Return to the pan, gently reheat, then season to taste. Serve the soup in bowls with swirls of crème fraîche and a scattering of the remaining chopped chilli.

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BAKED CHICKEN WITH SQUASH, SAGE AND WALNUTS Ingredients 1kg mixed chicken thigh and drumstick pieces 3 tbsp olive oil 3 red onions , peeled, cut into large wedges 1 butternut squash , peeled, deseeded and cut into wedges bunch sage , leaves picked 100g walnuts halves, very roughly chopped good splash sherry vinegar.

At last – boss Inma tastes real success

Ingredients 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1kg stewing beef, cut into large chunks 1 onion, roughly chopped 10 carrots, cut into large chunks 2 tbsp plain flour 500ml can Guinness 1 beef stock cube pinch of sugar 3 bay leaves big thyme sprig


1.Heat oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Heat the oil in large lidded casserole dish, brown the meat really well in batches, then set aside. Add the onion and carrots to the dish, give them a good browning, then scatter over the flour and stir. Tip the meat and any juices back into the dish and give it all a good stir. Pour over the Guinness and crumble in the stock cube. Season the stew with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Tuck in the herbs and bring everything to a simmer. 2. Cover with a lid and place in the oven for about 2½ hrs until the meat is really tender. The stew can now be chilled and frozen for up to 3 months - defrost completely before reheating until piping hot.

Method 1.Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Tip the chicken pieces into a largish roasting tin and toss with the oil, onions and squash. Season with salt and pepper and arrange chicken so it's all skin-side up. 2. Roast in oven for about 25 mins, remove, toss through sage, walnuts, then drizzle over vinegar. Using tongs, again arrange chicken so it's all skin-side up. Roast for another 2530 mins until chicken is golden brown and the veg soft and sticky. Serve straight from the tin with some mashed potato.

INMA, new owner of La Mar Sala Bar/Restaurant in San Miguel, has finally achieved her lifelong ambition - after more than a decade of dedicated work as a chef. La Mar Sala opened its doors opposite the Nuthouse Bar on September 7 and is proving a huge success with Spanish locals and holidaymakers alike. Inma’ s speciality is Spanish Paella and Tapas, with the bar open daily from 9am till late. Full English breakfast is also served every day and the staff are fluent in English. So for a real Spanish treat, in a relaxed atmosphere, a visit to La Mar Sala Bar/Restaurant is a must!

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Friday, September 28, 2012

FACE UP TO THOSE VEINS – Natural or AND LEAVE RED FOR DEAD Synthetic RED veins or Tenelgactesia , as they are called by the medical profession, are small blood capillaries whose walls have become weakened and allow tiny amounts of blood to collect. Around 85% of women over the age of 50 probably have them. They often look like small bruises under the skin or like an area of redness which on the face is often a condition known as rosacea. Sometimes they run in families, others are caused by hormones - and yet others are caused or aggravated by occupation, such as chefs and cooks, or by the elements as with farmers and sailors. The good news is that they can be improved. There are four main methods of treating them. The first, but often least successful, is laser. One of the problems with laser is the cost and the fact that lasers are normally found in hospitals, and may involve a lot of travel for several treatment sessions. The second treatment, which is very helpful for rosacea, is IPL (Intense


Pulsed Light) - a machine that causes the redness to improve dramatically over several sessions and is affordable for most people. The third treatment, which is very good for legs, is Micro Sclerotherapy. This involves the introduction of a small amount of a special solution which is called a sclerosing solution and by irritating the lining of the vessels causes them to close down and in some cases to disappear completely. The fourth method, which is very

good for the face and the most modern treatment, is Thermavein. This clever machine was developed by a UK vascular surgeon and works on a similar principal to cauterisation. It is completely non invasive and successfully treats large numbers of tenelgactesias at each session. Here at Medaethetics we are agents for Thermavein and if any beauty salons are interested in having a free demonstration of Thermavein this can be arranged by calling us.

Feeding your body with vitamins is vital in today’s hightech world. Because of all the processing our natural food undergoes, it is often stripped of its natural vitamin properties. However, the use of natural versus synthetic vitamins has become quite an issue among manufacturers of both forms. Which is better? Well, producers of natural vitamins claim that their vitamins are superior to the synthetic vitamins, most of the types you will find on the shelf these days. Naturally, manufactures of synthetic vitamins say this is not the case.

Vitamins Both synthetic and natural vitamins generally have identical chemical structures, making them both exactly the same. The human body cannot tell the difference between a natural and synthetic vitamin. However, the difference between the two types of vitamins could be the way that the human body absorbs them. Bear in mind that, just because they are synthetic, doesn’t mean they are absorbed less effectively. In fact, the human body better absorbs certain synthetic vitamins than it does natural vitamins.


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What’s this lump in my leg? and if not, make an appointment to see him, and discuss the scan report.


Recently I noticed a lump on the top of my left leg. The lump is not painful at all, and while I believed it was getting bigger about a month ago, I think it has remained the same size. I do not notice it all the time, only after my morning running exercise. Kindly tell me what it could be?


What is a hiatus hernia?


Your description is suggestive of some form of hernia which is a general term for a protrusion of a bodily tissue through a weakness in the muscle wall. The commonest types of hernias are inguinal and femoral hernias. Inguinal hernias are more common in men than in women, and in most cases do not require any form of treatment as long as they remain stable. Femoral hernias are found mostly in women, and carry a high risk of strangulation – tightening around the lump causing more damage. Normally, inguinal hernias are associated with activities that increase abdominal pressure such as lifting a heavy weight, or even severe bouts of coughing. It is possible that the lump may have been caused by your running exercise especially if you have not been doing so for a long time. Nevertheless running exercises are not generally associated with any form of hernia. You should visit your GP who may refer you to a surgeon for careful evaluation and investigations to determine the cause of your problem. Do not delay in seeing your doctor, and avoid any activities that will worsen your symptoms.


I went to see the doctor for a yearly check-up, and after a blood test he noticed some problems with my thyroid gland and sent me for an Ultrasound Scan. They found three small nodules, but did not tell me very much about it. I feel very healthy, and from what I read from the Internet, I don’t think I have any problems with my thyroid. I will be glad for your opinion.


The thyroid gland is located in front of the neck just below the Adam’s apple. It is shaped like a butterfly, and wraps around the trachea or windpipes. Thyroid hormone abnormalities like those detected by your doctor are usually due to a problem with the thyroid gland itself. Normally, the

pituitary gland located in the brain produces a protein called thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) which stimulates the thyroid gland to produce thyroid hormones-Thyroxine (T4) and Triiodothyronine (T3). Thyroid nodules are lumps that commonly occur in any part of the thyroid gland. Some can be large and felt quite easily, while others like yours can be hidden deep inside the thyroid tissue. Most thyroid nodules, up to 90% are benign, and do not cause any physical symptoms. In 10% of cases, nodules can be malignant and cause cancer. Since you mentioned that you feel healthy, it is most likely that the nodules detected in your case are benign tumours, which are commonly found in women. Even though benign thyroid nodules may not cause physical symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or shortness of breath, they nevertheless cause disruptions in the production of thyroid hormones. Thyroid nodules have been linked to a deficiency of iodine in the diet, and this problem can easily be remedied by using iodized cooking salt available from health shops. The most common way of determining the type of nodule you have is by fine needle aspiration, and your GP may have to perform this procedure in order to collect cell samples for the lab. It is performed by the insertion of very fine needles into the thyroid gland in the neck usually under anaesthesia. I presume you have another appointment with your doctor,

WAYS TO KEEP AGEING AT BAY IN the past years, a number of factors including advances in nutritional science and medicine have led to a dramatic increase in human life expectancy. Scientists now agree that a combination of factors including a healthy diet, exercises and a positive attitude towards life are all essential to maintain a healthy ageing process. A healthy diet can never be overemphasized. The most beneficial diets rely heavily on fresh vegetables, fruits and legumes that are naturally lower in calories and packed with nutrients. Antioxidants such as Vitamins C and E, Lipoic acid, Glutathione as well as anthocyanins and polyphenols found in coloured fruits and vegetables are now known to be largely responsible for holding back the march of time. Anti-oxidants are very beneficial because they mop up free radicals or toxins caused by pollutants such as smoke and toxic chemicals, or those produced by the body during normal metabolism. Lipoic acid is known as a universal antioxidant, because of its ability to

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neutralize free radicals also found in fatty tissue. It is also the only antioxidant capable of entering the brain to repair oxidative damage also due to free radicals. Lipoic acid is found in many foods but in a form difficult for the body to absorb. Glutathione is another powerful antioxidant, recognised by some scientists as the ‘most important nutrient needed to prevent disease and stay healthy’. Most anti-oxidants are available as supplements. The build-up of free radicals contributes to the ageing process and to the development of a number of agerelated diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and inflammatory conditions, including osteoarthritis. Furthermore, ageing increases free radical production which means that your diet should be healthier with the passage of time. Having a positive, optimistic attitude towards life has been known throughout the ages as a secret to a long and healthy life. Researchers at the university of Pittsburgh

looked at rates of death and chronic health conditions among participants of the Women's Health Initiative study, which has followed more than 100,000 women ages 50 and over since 1994. Women who were optimistic were 14% less likely to die from any cause than pessimists and 30% less likely to die from heart disease after eight years of follow up in the study. Optimists were also less likely to have high blood pressure, diabetes or smoke cigarettes. Another 50 yearlong study concluded in 2008 that longevity is improved in men and women who are active, emotionally calm, and organized. Regular exercises are helpful in keeping the joints and ligaments supple. In one study done at Stanford University in California, middle-aged members of a runner's club were half as likely to die over a 20-year period as people who did not run. Running reduced the risk not only of heart disease, but of cancer and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's. In

fact any type of exercise will likely be beneficial to health. However a well-rounded exercise routine that includes aerobic activity, strength training and stretching can help people offset the effects of aging. Extreme physical exercises should be avoided. Marathon runners have increased stiffness of the large arteries, suggesting that some types of regular high-intensity exercise may actually be bad for the heart, potentially leading to hardening of the arteries, high blood pressure, heart attack and even death. Exercise with caution. Contact Dr Mannu, for a Full Body Diagnostic Scan and Therapy

A hiatal hernia is an abnormality in which some part of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm and up into the chest. The diaphragm is a thick dome-shaped muscle band that separates the contents of the chest such as the heart from the contents of the abdomen such as the stomach, liver and intestines. Normally the oesophagus or food tube joins the stomach through a hole in the diaphragm. In people with hiatus hernia, this hole may be too large, causing the stomach to slide through it into the chest. This causes symptoms such as heartburn, food regurgitation, and nausea. It is usually managed by treating or preventing the symptoms associated with it.


I THINK that our experience with Dr Machi Mannu is worthy of a mention within his column. After three months of visiting the hospital for blood tests, scans and X-rays, my wife remained in such poor health that she was confined to a wheelchair and became weak and lost a lot of weight. The doctors confirmed that she had many different problems and began treatment with antibiotics and medication. But we did not see any noticeable improvement in her condition. We read Dr Machi's column in The Courier, and our first thought was that he was just another herbalist selling natural products. But out of interest and desperation, we decided to give him a call. We had an appointment with him within a couple of days – and this turned out to be the best call ever . We provided him with the medical history; he then carried out a complete diagnostic scan and after a short analysis he determined the main problem areas, namely the kidneys and liver, which were highly contaminated with toxins after years of medication from the GP. Dr Machi’s first job was to detox her body and after three weeks he contacted us to go for a review. The natural products had done the job and my wife attended his office walking with the help of two walking sticks. Although she still needs a wheelchair for any long distances, there is a dramatic improvement to her general condition. Other natural medication has been prescribed to improve her general health and she is now well on the way to recovery. As for Dr Machi Mannu, he is a most sincere, courteous, knowledgeable and genuine person who keeps in touch for regular reviews and to provide natural remedies if required. Thank You, Dr Machi KENNETH GIRLING


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Bluemoon Solutions

BlueMoon Solutions is the computer and IT services company on the Costa Blanca, they provide quality computer services at realistic prices and specialise in working with home users and small businesses.

Richard moved to Spain seven 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 (usually) 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: John was replacing his Vista machine with a new ADVICE: Celia was having problems with Internet one and wanted to know about backups. Explorer crashing Hi, I am planning to sell my present lap top. Before I do sell it I want to be sure I can do so without leaving any of my data on the HD. My current system is windows Vista and I do have an external backup. Would my Vista backup be able to restore onto a Windows 7 system? Can I format my present HD and then restore the Vista OS. Best regards, John T.


Hi John, as you probably already suspect simply formatting and / or reinstalling the operating system will not prevent the recovery of your data, it simply hides it and therefore makes it more difficult to get hold of, but not impossible. The only way to be certain that all of your data has been removed from the hard drive is to use specialist “scrubbing” software that will overwrite the hard drive with “rubbish” until it cannot be recovered, at that stage you can use your operating system CD’s to install and set up Vista ready for the new owner. With regards to whether you can restore your Vista backup onto a Windows 7 machine it will very much depend on the type of software that you are using to back the Vista machine up and how you have it configured, feel free to drop me an email with this information and I will try to help you.

ADVICE: Margaret wanted to know whether she had to change from Hotmail to Outlook and was also receiving a certificate error on a website.


Hi Richard. Have a couple of queries that I hope you can help me with please. Firstly do I need to change my Hotmail to Outlook? Secondly I had a notice saying Security Alert Revocation information for security certificate for this site is not available Then there were 3 boxes YES NO and View Certificate, it did not make any sense to me so I went onto website, but could not understand if I needed to do anything else as I am not a computer whiz kid. It has only ever come up once so what do I do now, HELP. Margaret Hi Margaret, yes you do have to change from Hotmail to Outlook, however don’t worry this is something that will be done automatically for you by Microsoft over time everyone with a Hotmail account will be moved to an Outlook account – your email address will remain unchanged of course. With regards to your other question about the Security Alert Revocation information, this is something that is very complex to explain but in simple terms it means that the security certificate is either invalid or revoked, either way you should not fully trust the website in this situation. Of course there are always exceptions but as a general rule this is the case.


Don’t forget you can follow me on twitter @bluemoonspain Alternatively why don’t you sign up for my newsletter. You can do this by going and fill in the form that is on any page except the front page.

The Internet Explorer notice is still intermittently appearing & it reads as follows 1st Notice - Internet Explorer has stopped working, Windows is checking for a solution to the problem. 2nd Notice - a problem caused the programme to stop working correctly. Windows will close the programme & notify you if a solution is available. Hope this gives you a clue? Thanks Celia


Hi Celia, Bob in the Courier last week was experiencing similar problems last week, if you have tried to disable the Add-Ons in Internet Explorer and have still not fixed the problem then the next thing to try would be to reset Internet Explorer - this usually fixes most problems, you can do this by... 1. Launching Internet Explorer 2. Click Tools, Internet Options 3. Click the Advanced tab 4. Click Reset and then click Reset again on the new window that is displayed ...I hope this helps resolve your problems


Craig is receiving the error 0x80041006 when trying to play Windows 7 games online. Hello Richard, possible that I have done something wrong, I don't know. Problem is when trying to access internet HEARTS or BACKGAMMON constantly get Error Code 0x80041006. Have tried to research it on the internet but it's all double Dutch to me. Any assistance would be gratefully accepted. Craig


Hi Craig, this seems to be quite a big problem within the online gaming community, there are lots of people complaining to Microsoft about it and there doesn’t currently seem to be a solution that works for everyone. During my research I have found just one solution that seems to work for those that are using Yahoo “Add-Ons”, if this also matches what you have then try disabling them and seeing if it resolves your problem.

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Friday, September 28, 2012


A SEARCH WITH NO BORDERS THE officers looking for any trace of Megan Stammers and Jeremy Forrest will know that by now they could be anywhere in Europe. The freedom of movement within the EU means there are minimal, if any, checks as you cross borders. The best hope will be a sighting of the pair, or Forrest’s black Ford Fiesta car – registration GJ08 RJO – as this will allow them to engage the assistance of local police to intercept the pair. They will be seeking as much publicity as possible, although without a specific place to focus on, it may be difficult to engage people’s interest and it seems that the privacy law in France may also be getting in the way. They will be investigating Megan and Forrest’s phones and computers, seeking the slightest clue about where they are heading or what their

Megan Stammers, 15, was last seen on CCTV boarding a ferry to Calais on Thursday night

longer term plan is – if they have one. Another line of enquiry will involve their bank accounts to establish any withdrawals or other expenditures. The enquiry team in Sussex will require an incredible amount of assistance from police in any country where the enquiry leads them. UK officers must formally seek assistance from local officers, and the requests must pass through the offices of Europol and Interpol. The investigators can be pretty sure of only one thing: the pair left the UK by ferry and travelled to France. They will be trying to follow the route they took from

Andy Williams, a legend of music US singer Andy Williams, who died this week from bladder cancer, was best known for his signature tune Moon River. But in a career that lasted seven decades, the legendary crooner's songs were the soundtrack to more than one generation. Williams who poignantly tweeted

"Sigh" just three days before his death at 84 - first topped the charts in the US and UK back in 1957, with Butterfly. But most will know him from his 1967 song Music To Watch Girls By - which was used in TV ads for the Fiat Punto in 1999. The track was re-released in the UK and reached No 9 in the charts.

Teacher Jeremy Forrest and Megan were last seen on CCTV getting on a ferry to France almost six days ago

Calais as far as they can, looking for sightings of the car on CCTV and automatic number plate recognition cameras, and making enquiries at petrol stations, toll stations and hotels, but at each crossroads the numbers of possibilities multiply. Without a sighting, or use of bank account, phone or computer, this will take weeks or months with no guarantee of success. That means the senior investigating officer will have three priorities: publicity, publicity and publicity. They have a lot of that in the UK but they really need it in France and the rest of Europe.


Clegg in call for shrink BRITAIN must shrink its bloated welfare state or see a collapse in living standards and a doomsday descent into extremism, Nick Clegg warned this week. The Lib Dem leader gave the stark prediction in a bold bid to get the country’s backing for another round of cuts. Mr Clegg said unless ministers “completely redirect” where the state’s cash goes the UK will plummet down the world economic table. And that will shoot “hard-liners” and “those hell-bent on confrontation” into power. The Deputy PM said in his keynote speech: “If we fail to deal with our debts, our country will pay a heavy political price. “But the human cost would be higher still. Not only would we fall behind internationally, we would leave a trail of victims at home too.” Mr Clegg also emphasised the differences between the Lib Dems and the Tories as he fired the starting gun for the 2015 election.


FLUSTERED David Cameron was ridiculed on American TV on Wednesday night after failing to answer basic questions about British history. The Prime Minister, appearing on the Late Show with David Letterman, couldn’t say who wrote Rule Britannia and had no idea what Magna Carta meant. He admitted being embar-

rassed – then joked that he may have ended his career as a result. The PM was welcomed onto the show to the tune of Rule Britannia and dry ice pumping into the studio to replicate London fog. When Letterman asked him who composed the music, Mr Cameron made a guess at Edward Elgar, only to learn it was

Thomas Arne, setting words by James Thomson to music. He was also stumped when asked for the English translation of Magna Carta (Great Charter), though he did say correctly it was drawn up in 1215. Cheeky Letterman then asked the PM to name the four nations of the UK,

adding: “What is the deal on Wales?. Did they vote for you?” Mr Cameron grinned and replied: “Some of them did.” Applause came when he hailed the successful Olympics and Paralympics this summer and he also managed to raise a chuckle when he revealed how people recognised him the States.


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Friday, September 28, 2012


RAJOY TO SEEK SECOND BAILOUT IF COSTS SOAR SPAIN’S risk premium headed north again on Wednesday, a development Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy acknowledged could lead him to ask for a second bailout from Europe if the situation persists. Asked in an interview in New York with The Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday if he planned to ask one of the two European rescue funds for help, Rajoy said his government would need to ascertain first if the conditions attached to a bailout are “reasonable.” However, he added that if interest rates in Spain are “too high for too

long,” thus depressing the economy even further and causing public debt to burgeon, “I can assure you 100 percent that I would ask for a bailout.” In late trading, the yield on the Spanish benchmark government bond had moved back above six percent as the spread with the German equivalent stood at 458 basis points, up 35 from Tuesday’s close. Market observers said the heightened tension in part reflected north-

Merkel highlights bank mistakes GERMAN Chancellor Angela Merkel held up the situation of Spain’s banks as an example of how not to proceed as Europe seeks to put the euro crisis behind it. Merkel was referring to the stress tests carried out by the European Banking Authority (EBA) in 2011 that failed to uncover the full extent of the problems facing some Spanish lenders because of their exposure to the ailing real estate sector. A number of banks, most notably Banco Financiera y de Ahorros-Bankia, were nationalised prompting the Spanish government to seek a loan of up to 100 billion euros to recapitalise the sector. The German leader said she backed greater supervision of the banks but cautioned against too much haste in setting up a pan-European overseer. “I am in favour of creating a supervisory authority for the euro zone, but we have seen how the EBA was incapable of seeing the problems the Spanish financial system was suffering from in the bank stress tests,” Merkel told a meeting with German business people. Merkel was due to meet later Tuesday with European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi. She insisted it was premature to talk of European rescue funds lending directly to euro-zone banks without a supervisor in place for lenders in the single currency area. The German leader said the only way to compete in a global economy is through painful structural reforms and more reasonable fiscal policies. “In the financial markets there is a lack of confidence about the ability of some countries in the euro zone to pay their debts over the long term,” she said. “The world is asking how competitive the euro-zone countries are.”

ern euro-zone countries opposition to the rapid implementation of a system whereby rescue funds can directly capitalise banks, as Rajoy wants, and German Chancellor Angela on comments Merkel’s Tuesday in which she urged caution in the creation of a pan-European bank supervisor. In his interview with The Wall Street Journal, Rajoy also said his government would set up an independent agency to ensure compliance with the budget targets of all public administrations across Spain’s regions. This initiative will accompany the draft state budget for next year. Rajoy also said his administration would introduce measures to restrict recourse to early retirement. Spain is gradually raising the retirement age from 65 to 67, a move the prime minister described as “reasonable.” Rajoy is currently in New York to push his country's candidacy for non-permanent status in the UN Security Council for the period 20152016. His trip kicks off a two-year diplomatic campaign through to October 2014.

COP HELD OVER LAWYER MURDER CIVIL Guard authorities have arrested a Granada police officer on suspicion of murdering a female lawyer and leaving her body in the boot of her burning vehicle. The suspect, whose name was not released, had been a client of lawyer Rosa Cobo Román, who was found dead last Thursday night

inside her vehicle, which had been set on fire in Granada’s Camino de las Vacas district. The 51-year-old lawyer had been harassed by the officer, who reportedly has a past record of domestic violence, said Eduardo Torres, president of the Granada Bar Association.

All abroad for justice ANGRY over a Madrid court’s decision to drop a criminal case into the fatal 2008 Spanair crash at Barajas International Airport, survivors and victims’ families have said they will seek justice outside Spain. “We are not going to be let down by the [Madrid High Court’s] decision, and we plan on finding the justice that was denied to us outside Spain. This is far from over,” said Pilar Vera, president of the Association of Victims of Flight JK5022.

2,000 flee homes in Valencia inferno terro SOME 2,000 people were evacuated from their homes on Monday as a wildfire blazed out of control 35 miles northwest of Valencia, in the interior of the province. The government road safety agency DGT said that flames and smoke had cut off a number of roads in the Los Serranos area. Some 350 firefighters had worked overnight to try to bring the blazes around the villages of Chulilla, Gestalgar, Sort de Chera, Pedralaba, Bugarra and Casinos under control. A government spokesman said the firefighters’ job had been made more difficult by strong winds, which were fanning the flames. The Spanish division of the Red Cross set up provisional camps to house those evacuated from their homes. Some 240 slept in the facilities overnight. Another 200 people were put up at a school in the area. People in Chulilla had alerted the authorities to the outbreak of the fire around 4pm on Sunday, and tried to fight it themselves with sticks and hoes. “It was horrible, the smoke stopped us from seeing anything,” said Carlos Martínez, a local resident.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Volunteer life? It’s a beach! TO celebrate their second birthday, Help At Home volunteers and friends got together on the beach for a chill-out day of sea and the sun.

As the wine flowed, the games got even sillier with sack races, three-legged races, obstacle course etc. ‘enjoyed’ by some to the great

amusement of others. A Jacobs Table (people bring a dish to share) groaned under the weight of enough food to feed an army.

HORSE CENTRE GALLOPS INTO A NEW ERA EASY Horse Care Rescue Centre is to open a second centre next month within Villa Vera in Daya Vieja. Co-founder Sue Weeding revealed: “Our young, fit horses will move to Villa Vera where they will be schooled and used at the riding centre, whilst the older horses and donkeys and those needing medical care will remain at our Centre in Rojales. “This will also give us much needed space for future rescues.” Daya Vieja's Mayor, Rafa Vives Pertusa (pictured at Villa Vera with Sue)l fully supports the project, saying: “I think the activity of the Rescue Centre is very special for the province and Villa Vera has optimum conditions to make this even more special.” doors to groups, the underprivileged children, vets’ The Villa Vera site will also become an educational seminars and clinics. It will be the place to learn.” centre where students can work towards ABRS and Mayor Pertusa has formalised an agreement allowing BHS equestrian qualifications. “Previously, anyone Easy Horse Care to use the premises - and has plans wanting a career with horses had to go back to the UK for a future hotel there that would create a unique cento get the BHS training.” added Sue. “There will be tre for education and tourism. pony club activities but we also want to throw open the Livery facilities for four horses will also be available

to help fund the venture. “This is all quite ground breaking and we are very honoured to have Spanish collaboration,” Sue concludes, “This is just the start of a very exciting future for us with more to come.” If you are interested in becoming part of the Easy Horse Care team or would like more information about the livery facilities, email

THE QUALITY OF MERSEY Swimmers pull THE Liverpool Band brought the sound of arguably the greatest foursome in music history to a packed house at Restaurante Los Rosales in Guardamar. As Spain’s number one Beatles Tribute band, the Spanish group recreatic the Fab Four’s greatest hits in an electric atmosphere. And by the time “Yellow Submarine” came on, the entire audience were singing loudly and waving their arms with gusto. Maria Wilson, president of Torrevieja AECC, and her helpers raised €525

from the raffle, while many people made appointments for breast, cervical and prostate

cancer testing. As a three times cancer sufferer, Maria has made it her lifetime work to

spread the word that early detection is key to preventing unnecessary deaths. The Liverpool Band’s encore was performed to thunderous applause, cheering, table banging and foot stomping. They return to Los Rosales in November where the invited charity will be Pets in Spain animal rescue charity. For details of fundraising shows, or to promote your charity, please call Jax on 697501992 or email losrosalesshows@gmail. com.

Caballeros back at The Club FOLLOWING a fantastic show at The Club in Quesada, the Caballeros gallop back into town on Wednesday October 10 with a new line-up which

includes the incredible Rebecca Holt. It’s not a charity show, so you won’t be asked to buy raffle tickets. Entry is €5 and the action will start at 8.30.

Food will be available beforehand – including specials. Seating is limited so please get your tickets in advance from the Club

a masterstroke

LOCAL swimmers Joel Tereba, Zoe Connolly, Adam Stewart and coach Juanma Martinez were among the winners at last Saturday’s XIX Annual Torrevieja Sports Awards. Their successes came in the Best Male, Best Female, Best Absolute and Best Coach categories. Adam went on to jointly win the Most Outstanding Achiever award in the Absolute category and fellow club member Beth Altabas received a special mention and award for her outstanding achievement of five gold medals in the Summer National Masters Swimming competition in Valencia.


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G&S: THE BIG REVIVAL Society’s new beginning

HELP At Home Costa Blanca fundraising events for October include The Emerald Isle La Florida’s 10th Anniversary celebrations next Tuesday (Oct 2). The Torrevieja Scots Pipes and Drums start the event at 2pm, followed by Cathy Carson and TAABS at

Emerald glitter 2.30pm, Showaddywaddy Tribute and Nick Gold. A great afternoon's entertainment conttinues till late with Abba Elite Tribute act and much

more. There’s a raffle and at 5pm a Fashion Show of new and nearly-new clothes donated to raise funds for HAH Costa Blanca,

MARIA’S FUN CALL LA Ronda Commercial Centre is the venue for a fun day in aid of the AECC cancer charity tomorrow (Saturday). All proceeds will go towards AECC’s Early Detection Screening programme. AECC’s local president Maria Wilson says:”There will be lots going on with bouncy castle, face painting and bal-

loon modelling for the kids, a pool competition and live football for all you guys, live music and an open mike for all you budding singers. “So get yourselves down there, have some fun with all the family and help a really worthwhile cause at the same time.’’

HERE’S an excited little for his first holiday abroad man. Adey John Chambers- to meet his Grandma and Newlove coming to Spain Grandpa for the first time.

WHEN the Gilbert and Sullivan Society’s musical director, accompanist, social secretary and several singing members all left for various reasons, many thought it signalled the end. However, with a new musical director (Judy Phillips), a new accompanist (Antonio Guillen) and a new social secretary (Ingrid Bouwer), the society has been reborn with a new sense of dedication and vigour. And members are determined to continue with the wonderful music of G & S - and also to perform music from more modern musicals by other popular composers.

Rehearsals are now being held at Bar Oasis, Torreta III, Torrevieja on Fridays between 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm. in preparation for a concert on November 17 and 18 at Casa Ventura. The programme will still include G & S items but many other show songs will also be involved. New members are very welcome, so if you can sing, act or play piano, then this friendly society with its varied social events will be just what you are looking for. Feel free to attend a rehearsal or contact the chairman, Sue Woodward-Prior on 966784108, email suzywoodward or check out

Tee cheers for Campo Verde CAMPO Verde Theatre Group took a well earned rest from their very hectic rehearsal schedule for a game of Mini Golf at the new course at the La Mosca Centre in Playa Flamenca. Members felt that they had earned their relaxation time, having attended twice weekly rehearsal sessions throughout July and

August to learn the routines for their October production. Members also rewarded themselves with a three-course meal after

their game at the Athena Restaurant. The group’s next music and laughter show, ‘Anything Goes, The Variety’, will be staged at the Casa Cultura, San Miguel de Salinas on Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October . Tickets can be obtained from Colin on 966 774 127 or Tom on 966 700 876.

coming months. The highlight of the morning, however, was most definitely the dancers who came along to entertain everyone. The multi-national dancers, under the direction of Councillor Inmaculada Montesinos, performed eight traditional Spanish dances. These included the Pasodoble, the Sardana, El Chotis and Isa from the Canary Islands. The audience was thoroughly entertained by the dancing,

music and costumes of the dancers, some of whom were Torrevieja U3A members. The dancers practise every Wednesday afternoon at the CMO and there are also classes for line dancing, Sevillanas and Flamenca Rumbas, amongst others. If you are interested in joining the group you need to be a member (free membership) of the CMO. To join the CMO you need to be on the Padron and have a SIP card.

If you would like to find out more about the Torrevieja U3A please contact the Secretary at secretarytorreviejau3a@gmail.c om or by telephone 966.844349. Alternatively come along to our monthly meetings which are held on the last Monday of the month at the CMO Building in Torrevieja. Doors open at 10.00 a.m. Coffee and refreshments, including English breakfast, bocadillos, ensaladas, etc are available at very reasonable prices.

Leading a merry dance

TORREVIEJA U3A held its usual monthly meeting at the CMO building this week. The meeting was extremely well attended with many members returning after the summer holidays and taking the time to catch up with old friends and make some new ones. Five new interest groups, including yoga, wine appreciation and poetry appreciation, as well as two lunch club dates and day trips were announced to keep the members busy over the


Friday, 28, 2011 2012 Friday, September December 16,

CAR PRODUCTION PLUG IN OR NOT? FALLS IN AUGUST THE number of cars built in the UK fell 8.9% in August, bringing to a halt a 13month run of increases, figures revealed today. However, the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which produced the figures, said volumes are traditionally low in the month as manufacturers use the holiday period to upgrade facilities and carry out maintenance work. Despite conditions in Europe being a concern, it believes production will return to growth, helped by strong demand from other overseas markets. The 78,577 cars produced in UK in August brings the total for 2012 so far to 955,084, which is a 12.7% hike on the previous year. The number of commercial vehicles built rose 18% to 7,608. Overall, vehicle production was 7% down in the month to 86,185 but up 11% in the year so far. Vehicle manufacturing has been a suc-

cess story for the UK since the financial crisis and production is expected to hit record levels by 2015, underpinned by demand from emerging markets where brands such as Jaguar Land Rover are proving popular. Some 80% of cars and 60% of commercial vehicles were exported this year. There was also a hike in the number of engines made in the UK, up 12.5% in the month, with most going overseas. SMMT chief executive Paul Everitt said: "Volumes are traditionally low and variable in August as manufacturers use the holiday period to undertake important maintenance and facility upgrades. Seven mainstream car manufacturers and 10 sports car manufacturers operate in the UK, along with eight Formula One teams and 11 bus and coach makers. The UK is Europe's fourth biggest manufacturer of cars and the automotive industry represents about 3% of GDP.

THE eleven-member cross-party Transport Select Committee has issued a report questioning the UK Government's policy on plug-in vehicles (including all-electric cars or plug-in hybrids whose battery packs can be recharged, among other ways, by using mains electricity). The Committee, chaired by Labour MP Louise Ellman, notes that demand for these vehicles remains low despite a grant which offers 25% of their cost up to a maximum of ÂŁ5000, criticises vagueness in the matter public chargepoints (of which the Government apparently has no register) and calls for the effective use of public money to fund policies aimed at reducing CO2 emissions from transport. Another recommendation

reads as follows: "The Government must avoid creating instability in the plug-in vehicle market through a lack of consistency between departments in their approaches to financial incentives for these vehicles and adopt a more co-ordinated approach to such incentives across Whitehall." Interesting that that should come up, because in the Budget of March 2012 it was announced that exemp-

tion of vehicles emitting no, or very little, CO2 (all of them plug-ins or one sort or another) from company car tax will end in April 2015. Their tax rate will then rise from zero to 13%, and a year later to 15%. Also in April 2015, the 3% company car tax supplement will be abolished. The net result will be a loss of tax income (assuming, as seems reasonable, that there will still be vastly more diesels than plug-ins two and a half years from now) but this doesn't alter the fact that the tax incentive will swing from vehicles emitting small amounts of CO2 to ones emitting rather more, apparently in contradiction of the Government's stated support for plug-in vehicles.

Friday, September 28, 2012

CAR WASH BAN? BRIAN Madderson of the Retail Motor Industry Federation, which represents independent petrol stations, has called on the Government to follow the example of parts of Germany where strict laws are in force. These laws ban drivers from washing their cars in the street because of the damage it is believed this can do to the environment with cleaning chemicals entering the water supply. He has also called for a ban on unregulated “pop up” hand car wash businesses, which he said were not subject to the same environmental regulations as petrol stations. Both are seen as a threat to mechanical car washes, a lucrative sideline for forecourts across the country. Now Mr Madderson has written to David Cameron calling on the Government to crack down on the unregulated car wash businesses.

“Our car washes have to be inspected by the Environment Agency and we have to have a method of catching the oil, grease and dirty water so it doesn’t go into the main drainage system. ” “My members are already under threat because of falling profits they make on

selling fuel and now struggling because their car wash businesses, which were a good earner, are being decimated,” he added. He warned that many forecourts are under threat because of the competition they are facing. “We accept that this would be a difficult policy to sell to voters, but it should be examined,” he added. “However our main concern are the mushrooming of unregulated hand car wash businesses, where environmental standards are not in force which often rely on illegal migrant labour.”



Friday, September 28, 2012

CODE CRACKER Code Cracker is a crossword puzzle with no clues; instead, every letter of the alphabet has been replaced by a number, the same number representing the same letter throughout the puzzle. All you have to do is decide which letter is represented by which number. In this week’s puzzle, 12 represents W and 26 represents V, when these letters have been entered throughout the puzzle, you should have enough information to start guessing words and discovering other letters


DOUBLE CROSS-WORD Solve the Double Cross-Word puzzle using either the standard or cryptic clues, the answers are exactly the same.

CRYTPIC CLUES Across 1 Whips don't start clashes (6) 4 Show some amusement when a sober chap gets in a row (6) 9 Not the result of a close shave (7) 10 Feature from a Dire Straits' recording (5) 11 Certain dialects found around the country (5) 12 Perch next to Her Majesty and crow over her (7) 13 Break smarter code as a safeguard against attack (5,6) 18 A novel division of a religious community (7) 20 A clean break for this corporal (5) 22 Love-in-a-mist is slightly wet (5) 23 The demolished place is exceptional (7) 24 Man returns to Cambridgeshire town as follows (6) 25 Late atmospheric conditions confused Dr Keys (3,3)

Down 1 Haile Selassie hides young girl (6) 2 Healthy noise? (5) 3 Note, many ladies support church squeeze (7) 5 Musical passage will return in a fortnight (5) 6 Judas formed art trio (7) 7 About to right a counter (6) 8 Was Mr Clooney angry when accepting this award? (6,5) 14 Pragmatic view is taken in kingdom (7) 15 School cello, for example, is poorly positioned (7) 16 Can emu reveal an insight (6) 17 Genuinely about a friend (6) 19 Toddler gets a pound, but that's the lot (5) 21 Pins naughty snail (5)




Complete the crossword grid by using the given words:

2 letter words As Pi 3 letter words Bee Gen Mad Map Rot Sad Sag See 4 letter words Ados Alit Amen Area

Aria Atom Awes Bars Base Bask Bats Best Blat Claw Cred Demo Dole Elan Face Halo Lest List Made Peso

Rage Rice Ring Saki Sari Save Sofa Tofu 5 letter words Aback Alarm Arise Basin Basis Bombe Boots Elate Inter Lapse

Leery Lefts Legal Levee Manes Manly Olive Pacer Peace Pukka Salon Salsa Sauce Softy Sonic Spite Tools Tries 6 letter words

Assets Cherub Mauves Scrubs Serene Stress Taster Turkey 8 letter words Mnemonic Softball 9 letter words Glutamate Tenderise

SPANISH-ENGLISH CROSSWORD Improve your Spanish - clues in Spanish, answers in English or vice versa.


Across 7 Japanese system of unarmed combat (6) 8 Far distance (6) 9 Number of players in a baseball team (4) 10 American lift (8) 11 Cat facial hair (7) 13 Pugilist (5) 15 Intensely interested (5) 17 Aromatic herb (7) 20 Give evidence of (8) 21 Disc used in ice hockey (4) 22 Relating to the sea (6) 23 Departs (6)

Down 1 Disappear (6) 2 Naked (4) 3 King Ahab's wife (7) 4 Uses a keyboard (5) 5 Notorious (8) 6 Apart in space (6) 12 Fixed and distinct from others (8) 14 Swift, graceful antelope (7) 16 Yearly (6) 18 Go beyond (6) 19 Small mallet (5) 21 Apex (4)

Last weeks Solution Across: 1 Shoddy, 4 Chess, 8 Inset, 9 Scatter, 10 Precise, 11 Sags, 12 Nor, 14 Peru, 15 Edam, 18 Sod, 21 Ajar, 23 Average, 25 Triceps, 26 Annoy, 27 Range, 28 Beaten Down: 1 Skimpy, 2 Obscene, 3 Detritus, 4 Chap, 5 Extra, 6 Stress, 7 Ashen, 13 Relegate, 16 Against, 17 Banter, 19 Daisy, 20 Rely on, 22 Avian, 24 Cede.

Scribble Pad

1 Young girl (6) 2 Noise (5) 1 Flogs (6) 3 Hug (7) 4 Snigger (6) 5 Beginning (5) 9 Five o'clock shadow (7) 6 Betrayer (7) 10 Attribute (5) 7 Answer (6) 11 Asian country (5) 8 Civilian award for brav12 Adult male chicken (7) ery (6,5) 13 Bodyguards with guns 14 Actuality (7) (5,6) 15 Educational institution 18 Division (7) (7) 20 Spear (5) 16 Insightfulness (6) 22 Damp (5) 17 Actually (6) 23 Exceptional (7) 19 Add together (5) 24 That is to say (6) 21 Fasteners (5) 25 Sailor's omen (3,3) Last weeks Solution Across: 1 Also, 3 Lettuces, 9 Nearest, 10 Islet, 11 Swell, 12 Redder, 14 Attire, 16 Adhere, 19 Dragon, 21 Style, 24 Reign, 25 Disable, 26 Screened, 27 Coat. Down: 1 Amnesiac, 2 Space, 4 Enters, 5 Third, 6 College, 7 Sits, 8 Seller, 13 Vehement, 15 Tardier, 17 Desist, 18 On edge, 20 Genie, 22 Yobbo, 23 Iris.



1 Oraciones (7) 5 Toads (5) 8 Barato (económico) (5) 9 Thank you (7) 10 Sábados (9) 12 Aire (elemento) (3) 13 Theatre (6) 14 Ruedas (6) 17 Ojo (3) 18 Traducir (9) 20 To apply (ointment, paint) (7) 21 April (5) 23 Long (dress, hair) (5) 24 Tristeza (7)

1 Paquetes (de cigarrillos) (5) 2 As (naipes) (3) 3 Emperador (7) 4 Señal (6) 5 Focas (5) 6 Spring (season) (9) 7 Tailors (7) 11 Viajero (9) 13 Uña del dedo del pie (7) 15 Marido (7) 16 Goats (6) 18 Ceiling (of room) (5) 19 They (5) 22 Laughs (3)


Friday, September 28, 2012 Across 1 Which former British athlete is best known as the first man to run the mile in less than four minutes? (5,9) 10 What name for an upright support, generally a tripod, which is used for displaying and/or fixing something resting upon it, is derived from the old Germanic word for ‘donkey’? (5) 11 What name is usually given to British lords or ladies whose title cannot be inherited? (4,5) 12 Which verb can mean both ‘scrape or rub as if to relieve itching’ and ‘postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled’? (7) 13 Which verb that means to shorten (a text or ilm) by omission of words without sacrifice of sense? (7) 14 What was the nickname of the former American professional basketball star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers during the 1980s and early 1990s, Earvin Johnson? (5) 16 What name was given to the temple towers of the ancient Mesopotamian valley and Persia (Iran), having the form of a terraced pyramids of succes-

sively receding stories? (9) 19 In typography, what name is given to a typeface that does not have the small, short lines at the end of strokes, such as Helvetica, Ariel and Tahoma? (4,5) 20 Which city in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, northwest Germany that was heavily bombed in World War II, was appointed European Capital of Culture for 2010? (5) 22 On a weather map, what name is given to lines on a map connecting points having the same atmospheric pressure? (7) 25 What name is often applied to a facility or programme designed to provide a caring environment for meeting the physical and emotional needs of the terminally ill? (7) 27 Which type of gundog has varieties called Chesapeake Bay, curly coated, flat coated, golden and Labrador? (9) 28 What name is usually given to a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people? (5) 29 Paresthesia is the medical name for which pricking tingling


Quiz Word

sensation in a limb growing numb or recovering from numbness? (4,3,7)

Down 2 What is female sex secreted by responsible

the name of the hormone that is the ovaries and is for the develop-

ment and maintenance of the female sexual characteristics? (9) 3 Which word, derived from the French for ‘splinter’ or ‘burst’, means a way of doing something with a lot of style, especially in order to attract attention? (5) 4 According to tradition, who, along with Caspar and Melchior, made up the Three Wise Men or Magi? (9) 5 By what abbreviation is the trade pact signed in 1992, intended to eliminate most tariffs and other trade barriers on products and services passing between the US, Canada, and Mexico usually known? (5) 6 Which verb means to ask someone for something continuously in an annoying or unreasonable way? (9) 7 Which river flows largely through the Southern Uplands of Scotland for a distance of 155 kilometres (97 miles) before entering the North Sea in north-east England? (5) 8 By what name are thin slices of bacon or ham broiled or fried usually known? (7) 9 What name is normally given to unwanted material or goods that have been thrown over-

board from a ship and washed ashore, especially material that has been discarded to lighten the vessel? (6) 15 San José is the capital of which small country on the Central American isthmus, between Nicaragua and Panama? (5,4) 17 Which two-word phrase used to describe a present, generally of inferior quality that should be accepted in an uncritical manner, completes the phrase ‘never look a (what) in the mouth’? (4,5) 18 If ‘hibernate’ means ‘to pass the winter in a torpid or resting state’, which similar word means ‘to pass the summer in a state of torpor’? (9) 19 Which item of horse riding equipment is also the name of the innermost ossicle of the middle ear in humans? (7) 21 By what name are the daughters of your brother or sister usually known? (6) 23 Which adverb means ‘many times at short intervals’? (5) 24 Which verb can mean both ‘spent less’ and ‘refrained from harming’? (5) 26 Which word can precede: by, down, fast, firm, guard, in, out, still and up? (5)

SALLY’S SIMPLE SPANISH Winter Warmers-Calentadores Invernales Match these words with their Spanish translations then find them in the wordsearch. (Answers below)

science QUIZ

ANSWERS: 1. Dental Caries 2. Avocado 3. Birch 4. Hovercraft 5. A Maggot 6. Queen Victoria 7. Superglue 8. Acoustics 9. Pi 10. Polaris 11. Trans Siberian Railway 12. absolute zero 13. the first dog in space 14. Formic acid

Last Week’s Solutions Code Cracker Last weeks Quiz Wordsolution Across: 8 Concerto, 9 Avatar, 10 Herd, 11 Apple, 12 Amen, 13 Fourteen, 16 Temple, 18 Plug, 20 Corky, 21 Oboe, 22 Gloria, 23 Eggheads, 26 Diva, 28 Alibi, 30 Beck, 31 Police, 32 Pea green. Down: 1 Bolero, 2 Acid, 3 Grease, 4 Soap, 5 Tapestry, 6 Gaga, 7 Waterloo, 14/17 Roger Moore, 15 Nurse, 19 Lollipop, 20 Charades, 24 Guitar, 25 Docker, 27 Aria, 29 Imps, 30 Bart.














Empareja estas palabras para animales - Match the Spanish and English animal words You will find the answers at the bottom of the quiz. 13.sopa, 14.zapatillas.

1.abrigo, 2.bata, 3.botas,

i.soup, j.dressing-gown, k.pyjamas, l.socks,,

4.bufanda, 5.calcetines, 6.chimenea, 7.edredón,, b.warm clothes,

8.guantes, 9.manta, 10.pijamas,

c.quilt, d.slippers, e.gloves,

11.radiador, 12.ropa-caliente,

f.coat, g.blanket, h.radiator,


Span - Eng



Answers: 1f, 2j, 3m, 4n, 5l, 6a, 7c, 8e, 9g, 10k, 11h, 12b, 13i, 14d.

1. What is the most common disease in the world? 2. Which fruit contains the most protein? 3. What wood is plywood mostly made from? 4. What did Christopher Cockerel invent? 5. What Is The Larva Of A Fly Commonly Called? 6. Who Had Anaesthesia During ChildBirth Thereby Making It Acceptable? 7. First marked in 1958 by the Kodak company as "Eastman 910" by what name is their cyanoacrylate adhesive better known? 8. Which Branch Of Science Is The Study Of Sound? 9. What Constant Related The Diameter Of A Circle To It's Circumference? 10. What is the Latin name for the North Star? 11. Which Is The Longest Railway Line In The World? 12. what is the name given given to the lowest temperature theoretically possible? 13. what was the claim to fame of laika, the russian bitch? 14. Which acid was first prepared from distilled red ants?


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Friday, September 28, 2012

TRELI ON THE TELLY with ALEX TRELINSKI REJOICE! Lark Rise to Candleford is back, but it has morphed into a Newcastle upon Tyne department store called The Paradise, and it’s open for business on Tuesday nights on BBC1. Writer Bill Gallagher, who adapted the Lark Rise books, has done the same business with Emile Zola’s The Ladies’ Paradise, set in the late 19th century, and we’ve got some old Lark Rise faces in the cast. It’s totally charming with a glorious attention to detail, as we follow the adventures of country girl Denise Lovett starting work as an assistant at The Paradise. This is a instant winner for the Beeb, who’ve shrewdly kept it out of the Sunday night ITV double firing-line of The X Factor and Downton Abbey. Up instead against


Downton on Sunday, we got the first of Andrew Marr’s latest documentary series, History of the World. I’ve enjoyed Marr’s previous efforts, and his enthusiasm spills right out of the screen. But there were some unintentional laughs with some dodgy dramatic reconstructions performed by people who must have been dragged out of a second-rate amateur dramatic troupe. It really wasn’t needed and was a blight on an otherwise excellent opener. Who says that the Brits and Yanks have a monopoly on making quality TV shows these days? There are lots of great little dramas doing the rounds, if you know where to find them. Take Lilyhammer, for example, which is running on BBC4. The star is Steven Van Zandt, who made his acting name in The Sopranos. He plays a similar role as a gangster who turns against


Horoscopes Aries March 21 - April 19 The older you get the more you're starting to realise that everyone else is an idiot. In a world full of people like yourself, who cares if you want to behave like an orangutan? Having a box of tissues close to hand might become important over the coming minutes. Avoid the temptation to change your ways, lest you become half the person you are today.

Taurus April 20 - May 20 Babies are not meant to be sugared or par-boiled. Parenting classes may be important to someone close to you. The future holds much joy and happiness for someone close to you. But not you. Oh no, you're screwed. Always think "Take the easy way out". You won't go wrong. Write lots of letters today and you'll appreciate the finer art of stamp licking.

Gemini May 21 - June 20 Today's mishaps will come in the shape of a toad, whilst salvation will come in the shape of a large truck. There's a future in toad-jam, by the way, if you're at all interested. It tastes lousy but makes a really good insect repellent. Believe everything you read today. Your gullibility may cause you problems later this week.

Cancer June 21 - July 22 Did you happen to see a film called "Creepy Creatures of The Night"? It wasn't a good film. This week is your own personal "Creepy Creatures of The Night". Gift horses always happen to those who least expect it. The moral of this horoscope is: expect a gift horse. Watch out for overweight dogs when it's raining. Find some candles, tonight will be filled with darkness.

his colleagues, and is put into witness protection with a new identity. He makes the unlikely choice of moving to Lilyhammer in Norway, only because he remembered the Winter Olympics taking place there in the early 90s! Van Zandt is great in this entertaining comedy drama, with a quirky bunch of characters speaking a mixture of English and Norwegian, as the good-hearted mobster

away from the kids! When I first visited New Zealand 20 years ago, I was very impressed with their TV service. It screened lots of BBC and ITV programmes, along with local news and current affairs shows, and a new soap called Shortland Arts 1. Not since the days of Street, which is still going Crossroads have I seen such strong. Shortland was the only an unpleasant bunch of characters on one TV programme Kiwi TV show to get any sort international sales plus a very high level of “in of (remember ITV screening it?) your face” violence. The settings of early 80s until The Almighty Johnsons Rome are on the money, as popped up last year. The whole premise is the drug racketeering baddies play cat and mouse ridiculous. A New Zealand amongst themselves and bunch of brothers actually with the police. The totally happen to be Norse Gods(!!), over the top opening theme and so we follow their advenand captions are straight out tures, as well as their orditries hard to adjust to his new of an old thriller from 40 nary lives. It’s funny and very years ago and you forget naughty and at times has an life. I could be wrong, but this is within seconds that you are amateurish look about it, but the first hit TV show to come having to follow everything it is so different that you can’t help liking it. out of Norway, and I’ve also through sub-titles. The second series has just Based on the award winenjoyed learning all the translations from the sub- ning film from 2005, this is started on the UK Syfy chantitles for some pretty rude the second and final series of nel, but be warned. It finishes 11 episodes, with the produc- with many unresolved plots words! Van Zandt’s old show, The ers wanting to leave on a and was cancelled by TV3 in Sopranos, looks like a meet- high, with storylines that cap- New Zealand, due to low rating of the Sutton and Cheam tivated viewers not just in ings. Clearly not enough sheep WI compared to an Italian Italy, but also in America. Make an early wish for liked it, and so the Kiwi congangster series called Romanzo Criminale, which is Santa to stuff a DVD of it in tribution to world television is lurking quietly away on Sky your stocking, but keep it at an end!

By Pandora Leo July 23 - August 22 Someone will approach you today with an attitude you cannot get on with at all. Weird is not a word you'd normally associate with your behaviour. That's because you're completely normal and sane and don't give a dog's dooberie about having fun. Combovers will suddenly attract you this week as you attempt to get a hospital appointment for an eye problem.

Virgo August 23 - September 22 When faced with a lifetime of trauma, please remember what your mother always told you. Your friends will suddenly start really loving you this week as they find out about your recent lottery luck. The best way to undo your mistakes is to stand up, take a good look around, and then shout "Sorry chaps!

Libra September 23 - October 22 There's no harm in taking the day off. Many of the truths you desperately cling to are beset by the fact that you read only comic books and talk to children. People older than you often ask your opinion because you are a trend setter and a marvellous role model for society in general.

Scorpio October 23 - November 21 The newspaper will become a source of great amusement this week as an article tickles your fancy in almost every way. A flurry of exclamation marks will come back to haunt you later this month as an email comes true. All the colours in the rainbow will come out to play on other people's faces today.

Sagittarius November 22 - December 21 Accusing your friends of dastardly deeds is a good way to find relief after losing a "wacky race". Parrots can be annoying as well as beautifully coloured. Rawwr! Parrots can be annoying as well as beautifully coloured. Rawwr! Rawwr! Parrots can be annoying as well as beautifully coloured. Rawwr!

Capricorn December 22 - January 19 The odds are always on your side today, so don't be afraid to experiment. If some things start to appear impossible, it may be time to invent robots. The thought of you losing your mind is making you lose your mind. If you ever get out of that hole, the chances are that you're still going to be a neurotic plague of badness.

Aquarius January 20 - February 18 The good and the great come together today and miss you entirely during all their endeavours. Which is a bit sad, really. Everything you've ever felt about anything will be tested today during some troubling moment in which you'll learn something about anything or everything. Your lucky horse for today is: Sombrero's Lid.

Pisces February 19 - March 20 You may be feeling sporty today but don't spend all that money on new sports gear and equipment. You are likely to lose interest in this new found "passion" within 20 days. Animals can be your friend this week as you learn what it's like to live in an alley.


The Courier Friday TV

September 28

00:45 This Week 01:30 Holiday Weatherview 01:35 Panorama 02:05 Countryfile 03:00 Rip Off Britain 03:45 Rip Off Britain 04:30 Celebrity MasterChef 05:05 Celebrity MasterChef 05:35 HARDtalk 06:00 BBC News 06:30 World Business Report 06:45 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Rip Off Britain 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News; Weather 12:00 Britain's Empty Homes 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News; Weather 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News and Weather 14:40 Doctors 15:10 Only Fools and Horses 16:05 Horrible Histories 16:35 Lockie Leonard 16:55 Leon 17:00 Alesha's Street Dance Stars 17:30 Blue Peter 18:00 Newsround 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 Cash Britain 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Miranda 22:00 Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 22:30 Mrs Brown's Boys 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Regional News and Weather 23:35 Would I Lie to You?

00:20 Horizon 01:20 James May's Things You Need to Know 01:50 The Culture Show 02:20 Newsday 02:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 03:00 BBC World News 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today 04:00 BBC World News 04:30 Asia Business Report 04:45 Sport Today 04:55 Schools: Seeking Refuge 05:15 Schools: My Kite Is Flying 05:30 Schools: Little Alien

05:45 Life Stories 06:00 Schools - In My Shoes: China 07:00 Zigby 07:10 Louie 07:20 Little Robots 07:30 64 Zoo Lane 07:40 Chuggington 07:50 Rastamouse 08:00 Escape from Scorpion Island 08:30 League of Super Evil 08:40 Eliot Kid 08:55 Newsround 09:00 What's New Scooby-Doo? 09:20 Leon 09:25 Buzz and Tell 09:30 Nina and the Neurons 09:45 I Can Cook 10:00 The Adventures of Abney & Teal 10:15 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25 The Large Family 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Dirtgirlworld 11:00 Chuggington: Badge Quest 11:05 Nuzzle and Scratch 11:25 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 My Life in Books 14:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 15:15 Weakest Link 16:00 Wanted Down Under 16:45 Helicopter Heroes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 How We Won the War 20:00 Antiques Road Trip 21:00 Mastermind 21:30 Gardeners' World 22:00 Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight

00:35 Poms in Paradise 01:05 Jackpot247 04:00 Tonight 04:25 ITV Nightscreen 05:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 06:30 ITV Morning News 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Meridian News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Meridian Weather 17:00 My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Meridian Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Island Hospital 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Piers Morgan's Life Stories 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Meridian Tonight and Weather 23:35 Quantum of Solace

PIERS MORGAN LIFE STORIES The Loose Women panellist and former Celebrity Big Brother winner discusses her personal life and career as an actress and presenter. She tells Piers about her decision to announce the end of her 24year marriage to actor Tim Healy live on TV, and recalls her battles with depression as well as cocaine and alcohol addiction. She also reveals her mother's dying wish - that she would quit drinking for good - and talks about her recent engagement to toyboy Lincoln Townley.

00:05 Random Acts 00:10 999: What's Your Emergency? 01:15 One Born Every Minute 02:10 Lost Children 03:05 Birds, Balls and Brighton 03:35 Dispatches 04:05 You Deserve This House 05:00 Deal or No Deal 05:55 Countdown 06:40 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 07:05 The Treacle People 07:15 The Hoobs 07:40 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:55 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 The Renovation Game 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 Come Dine with Me 14:05 Channel 4 Racing 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 21:00 Baggage 22:00 The Million Pound Drop Live 23:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man

00:00 Dallas 00:55 Inside Hollywood 01:00 SuperCasino 05:00 Nick's Quest 05:25 House Doctor 05:50 Michaela's Wild Challenge 06:10 Wildlife SOS 06:35 Wildlife SOS 07:00 Thomas & Friends 07:10 The WotWots 07:20 City of Friends 07:30 Jelly Jamm 07:45 Peppa Pig 07:50 Big School 08:00 Little Princess 08:10 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:35 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 09:55 Milkshake! Monkey 10:00 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Celebrity Wedding Planner 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 World's Toughest Trucker 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:20 Monkey Life 15:50 Looney Tunes 16:05 The Incident 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Heroes of the Skies 21:00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 22:00 Being Liverpool 23:00 True Crime


The Courier Saturday TV

September 29

00:05 Come Fly with Me 00:35 The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 00:45 EastEnders 02:35 Weatherview 02:40 The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 03:40 Question Time 04:40 Rip Off Britain 05:25 BBC News 05:30 On the Road With 06:00 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Nigellissima 13:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 13:15 Football Focus 14:00 Bargain Hunt 15:00 Homes Under the Hammer 16:00 Escape to the Country 17:00 Final Score 18:25 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 18:40 A Question of Sport 19:20 Total Wipeout 20:20 Doctor Who 21:05 The National Lottery: Secret Fortune 22:00 Casualty 22:50 BBC News; Weather 23:10 National Lottery Update 23:10 Match of the Day

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Weather Later with Jools Holland Golf: The Ryder Cup BBC News The Week in Parliament BBC News

04:30 Click 05:00 BBC News 05:25 Close 07:00 Zigby 07:10 Louie 07:20 Little Robots 07:30 64 Zoo Lane 07:40 Dipdap 07:45 Rastamouse 08:00 Roar 08:30 Project Parent 09:00 The Scooby-Doo Show 09:20 Dennis and Gnasher 09:30 Trapped Ever After 10:00 12 Again 10:30 Sorry, I've Got No Head 11:00 Cop School 11:30 Diddy Movies 11:45 MOTD Kickabout 12:00 Golf: The Ryder Cup 14:00 The Swarm 16:30 Triple Cross 18:30 Wartime Farm 19:30 Flog It! 20:30 Dad's Army 21:00 Servants: The True Story of Life Below Stairs 22:00 QI XL 22:45 The Thick of It 23:15 Clinton

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ITV News Headlines A Clockwork Orange ITV Nightscreen ITV Morning News CITV ITV News The Jeremy Kyle Show USA The Jeremy Kyle Show USA The X Factor ITV News and Weather Meridian Weather You've Been Framed! All Star Family Fortunes Any Which Way You Can Mr Bean's Holiday Meridian News and Weather ITV News and Weather New You've Been Framed! Fool Britannia Red or Black? The X Factor Red or Black? The Jonathan Ross Show

THE X FACTOR The 24 best acts from boot camp have been split into four categories - boys, girls, groups, and in a slight change from the previous series, over-28s and are now competing for 12 places in the live shows, down from last year's 16. Arriving at glamorous locations around the world, the contestants first discover the identity of their mentor and celebrity guest, and then face the task of singing with just guitar or piano accompaniment as they try to outshine their rivals.

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Rude Tube Friday Night Dinner Celebrity Bedlam Random Acts The Big Bang Theory My Name Is Earl My Name Is Earl Napoleon Dynamite Allen Gregory St Elsewhere Deal or No Deal Countdown Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard The Hoobs Formula Ford Championship World Superbikes The Grid The Morning Line Real Stories iTunes Festival 2012 New Girl Revenge Suburgatory The Big Bang Theory The Big Bang Theory The Simpsons Channel 4 Racing Come Dine with Me: Ireland Baggage Channel 4 News Comedy World Cup The Million Pound Drop Live

01:20 SuperCasino 05:00 Motorsport Mundial 05:25 House Doctor 05:50 Michaela's Wild Challenge 06:10 Wildlife SOS 06:35 Wildlife SOS 07:00 Peppa Pig 07:05 Roary the Racing Car 07:15 Fifi and the Flowertots 07:25 City of Friends 07:40 The Mr Men Show 07:50 Abby's Flying Fairy School 08:00 Roobarb and Custard Too 08:05 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:20 Play! 08:25 Noddy in Toyland 08:45 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 08:55 Little Princess 09:05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Rupert Bear 10:00 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:25 Roary the Racing Car 10:40 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Power Rangers Samurai 11:35 Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10 Looney Tunes 12:15 Looney Tunes 12:25 How Do They Do It? 12:55 Battle of the Bulge 15:50 Maverick 18:10 5 News Weekend 18:15 North Sea Hijack 20:15 The Wild Geese 20:15 5 News Update 22:50 CSI: Miami 23:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation


The Courier Sunday TV

September 30

00:40 The Football League Show 01:50 Point Blank 03:20 Weatherview 03:25 BBC News 03:30 Dateline London 04:00 BBC News 04:30 Our World 05:00 BBC News 05:30 Click 06:00 BBC News 06:30 The Bottom Line 07:00 Breakfast 08:30 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 Sunday Morning Live 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:20 Bargain Hunt 14:20 Cash in the Attic 15:05 Homes Under the Hammer 16:05 Escape to the Country 17:00 Points of View 17:15 Songs of Praise 17:50 The Indian Doctor 18:35 Planet Earth Live 19:35 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 20:00 Fake or Fortune? 21:00 Countryfile 22:00 Andrew Marr's History of the World 23:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 23:25 Match of the Day 2

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Golf: The Ryder Cup Close Zigby Louie Little Robots 64 Zoo Lane Dipdap Rastamouse Roar Deadly Art Copycats Paradise Cafe Wingin' It 12 Again Junior Bake Off Saturday Kitchen Best Bites The Great British Bake Off MotoGP Golf: The Ryder Cup Flog It! Rugby League Great Barrier Reef Top Gear Vikings Dragons' Den Mock the Week Never Mind the Buzzcocks

00:35 ITV News and Weather 00:49 Meridian Weather 00:50 Take Me Out 02:00 The Store 04:00 In Plain Sight 04:50 ITV Nightscreen 06:30 ITV Morning News 07:00 CITV 10:25 ITV News 10:30 House Gift 11:25 There's No Taste Like Home 12:30 The Hungry Sailors 13:35 ITV News and Weather 13:49 Meridian Weather 13:50 The X Factor 15:40 William & Kate: The South Seas Tour 16:40 The Home of Fabulous Cakes 17:40 Downton Abbey 18:40 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 19:10 Meridian News and Weather 19:25 ITV News and Weather 19:40 The Chase 20:40 The X Factor 22:00 Downton Abbey 23:05 ITV News and Weather 23:15 Piers Morgan's Life Stories 23:19 Meridian Weather 23:20 Hillsborough


Jimmy McGovern's 1996 drama exploring how 96 spectators lost their lives at a 1989 FA Cup semifinal at Hillsborough stadium in Sheffield. The film examines the circumstances that led to fatal overcrowding on the Leppings Lane terrace, and follows three families' battle to find out the truth about the disaster. Starring Christopher Eccleston, Ricky Tomlinson, Annabelle Apsion, Rachel Davies and Mark Womack.

00:05 Sliver 02:10 Omkara 04:45 Amelia and Michael 04:55 Hollyoaks 07:05 The Treacle People 07:15 FIA GT1 World Championship 08:10 Ironman Triathlon 08:35 Inside Endurance: The Brownlees 09:00 Will & Grace 09:30 Will & Grace 09:55 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Sunday Brunch 13:25 Food Unwrapped 13:55 The Big Bang Theory 14:25 The Big Bang Theory 14:55 The Simpsons 15:25 The Simpsons 15:55 10 Things I Hate about You 17:50 17:55 Deal or No Deal 18:55 Ice Age: the Meltdown 20:40 Channel 4 News 21:00 Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home 22:00 Big Fat Quiz of the 00s 23:35 The Brave One

00:40 Forensic Files 01:10 SuperCasino 05:00 HouseBusters 05:25 Divine Designs 05:50 County Secrets 06:00 Hana's Helpline 06:10 The Milkshake! Show 06:35 Thomas & Friends 06:45 Roary the Racing Car 07:00 Peppa Pig 07:05 Roary the Racing Car 07:15 Fifi and the Flowertots 07:25 City of Friends 07:40 The Mr Men Show 07:50 Castle Farm 07:55 Abby's Flying Fairy School 08:05 Roobarb and Custard Too 08:15 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:25 Play! 08:35 Noddy in Toyland 08:45 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 08:55 Little Princess 09:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 09:25 Angelina Ballerina 09:45 Rupert Bear 09:55 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 10:10 Toby's Travelling Circus 10:25 Roary the Racing Car 10:40 Jelly Jamm 11:00 Power Rangers Samurai 11:35 Batman: The Brave and the Bold 12:10 Looney Tunes 12:15 Looney Tunes 12:25 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 13:25 City under the Sea 15:05 Vertical Limit 17:25 The Towering Inferno 20:35 5 News Weekend 20:40 Spider-Man 2 23:00 Gamer


The Courier Monday TV

October 1

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Golf: The Ryder Cup Weatherview A Year in the Wild Holby City The Paradise BBC World News HARDtalk BBC News World Business Report BBC News Breakfast Helicopter Heroes Homes Under the Hammer Homes Under the Hammer BBC News; Weather Britain's Empty Homes Cash in the Attic BBC News; Weather Bargain Hunt BBC News; Weather Regional News and Weather Doctors Only Fools and Horses Only Fools and Horses Horrible Histories Lockie Leonard Leon Alesha's Street Dance Stars Sam & Mark's Big Wind Up Newsround Pointless BBC News Weather The One Show Fake Britain EastEnders Panorama New Tricks BBC News Regional News and Weather Citizen Khan

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You Instead My Baby's Daddy On the Road With BBC World News Asia Business Report Sport Today BBC World News Asia Business Report Sport Today Close

07:00 Zigby 07:10 Louie 07:20 Little Robots 07:30 64 Zoo Lane 07:40 Chuggington 07:50 Rastamouse 08:00 Escape from Scorpion Island 08:30 League of Super Evil 08:40 Eliot Kid 08:55 Newsround 09:00 What's New Scooby-Doo? 09:20 Leon 09:25 Mister Maker Comes to Town 09:45 I Can Cook 10:00 The Adventures of Abney & Teal 10:15 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25 The Large Family 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Dirtgirlworld 11:00 Chuggington: Badge Quest 11:05 Waybuloo 11:30 In the Night Garden 12:00 Daily Politics Conference Special 14:00 My Life in Books 14:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 15:15 Weakest Link 16:00 Wanted Down Under 16:45 Helicopter Heroes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 How We Won the War 20:00 Golf: The Ryder Cup 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 Nigellissima 22:00 Masters of Money 23:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 23:30 Newsnight

01:20 Premiership Rugby Union 02:15 The Store 04:00 British Superbike Championship Highlights 04:50 Motorsport UK 05:40 ITV Nightscreen 06:30 ITV Morning News 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Meridian News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Meridian Weather 17:00 May the Best House Win 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Meridian Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Monroe 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Meridian Tonight and Weather 23:35 Air America

HOTEL GB Channel 4 opens its own hotel for a week, staffed with some of its most popular stars, and co-managed by Gordon Ramsay, heading up the kitchen and restaurant, and Mary Portas, in charge of the rooms. In turn they are training a staff of unemployed people desperate for a change of luck. Many other C4 celebrities will be popping up too - Gok Wan, Christian Jessen, Katie Piper, Phil Spencer, Kirstie Allsopp and Kim Woodburn all have their own areas of responsibility, and will be dealing with members of the public at all hours of the day.

01:55 American Football Live 05:45 Grudge Match 05:55 Deal or No Deal 06:50 Quick Bakes with Eric Lanlard 07:05 Sali Mali 07:10 The Hoobs 07:35 The Hoobs 08:00 Freshly Squeezed 08:30 According to Jim 08:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 A Place in the Sun 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 River Cottage 13:30 Come Dine with Me 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 19:55 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:50 The Political Slot 20:55 Channel 4 Presents 21:00 Dispatches 21:30 Food Unwrapped 22:00 Hotel GB 23:40 Big Fat Quiz of the 00s

00:55 Soho Blues 01:50 SuperCasino 05:00 The FBI Files 05:50 County Secrets 06:00 Hana's Helpline 06:10 The Milkshake! Show 06:35 Thomas & Friends 06:45 Roary the Racing Car 07:00 Thomas & Friends 07:10 The WotWots 07:20 City of Friends 07:35 Jelly Jamm 07:45 Peppa Pig 07:50 Big School 08:00 Little Princess 08:10 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Celebrity Wedding Planner 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 World's Toughest Trucker 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: NY 16:10 A Kiss at Midnight 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Being Liverpool 21:00 Classic Car Rescue 22:00 Speed


The Courier Tuesday TV

October 2

00:05 Gavin & Stacey 00:35 The Lock Up 01:15 The Big Man 03:05 Weatherview 03:10 China on Four Wheels 04:10 Rip Off Britain 05:00 Celebrity MasterChef 05:25 BBC World News 05:30 HARDtalk 06:00 BBC News 06:30 World Business Report 06:45 BBC News 07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Helicopter Heroes 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:58 BBC News; Weather 12:00 Britain's Empty Homes 12:30 Cash in the Attic 13:13 BBC News; Weather 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News; Weather 14:30 Regional News and Weather 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Only Fools and Horses 16:05 Horrible Histories 16:35 Lockie Leonard 16:55 Leon 17:00 Alesha's Street Dance Stars 17:30 Trade Your Way to the USA 18:00 Newsround 19:00 BBC News 19:30 Weather 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 The Paradise 23:00 BBC News 23:25 National Lottery Update 23:35 Is Breast Best? Cherry Healey Investigates

00:20 Today at Conference 00:50 Dragons' Den 01:50 Richard Hammond's Crash Course 02:35 ABC World News 03:00 BBC World News 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today 04:00 BBC World News 04:30 Asia Business Report 04:45 Sport Today 05:00 Schools 07:00 Zigby

07:10 Louie 07:20 Little Robots 07:30 64 Zoo Lane 07:40 Chuggington 07:50 Rastamouse 08:00 Escape from Scorpion Island 08:30 League of Super Evil 08:40 Eliot Kid 08:55 Newsround 09:00 What's New Scooby-Doo? 09:20 Leon 09:25 Mister Maker Comes to Town 09:45 I Can Cook 10:00 The Adventures of Abney & Teal 10:15 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25 The Large Family 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Dirtgirlworld 11:00 Chuggington: Badge Quest 11:05 Nuzzle and Scratch 11:25 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics Conference Special 14:00 My Life in Books 14:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 15:00 Daily Politics Conference Special 17:00 Helicopter Heroes 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Antiques Road Trip 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 How We Won the War 20:00 The Story of Wales 21:00 The Great British Bake Off 22:00 Ian Hislop's Stiff Upper Lip An Emotional History of Britain 23:00 Later Live - with Jools Holland 23:30 Newsnight

01:35 ITV News Headlines 04:00 Champions League Weekly 04:30 ITV Nightscreen 05:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show 06:30 ITV Morning News 07:00 Daybreak 09:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News and Weather 14:55 Meridian News and Weather 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:59 Meridian Weather 17:00 May the Best House Win 18:00 The Chase 19:00 Meridian Tonight 19:30 ITV News and Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 UEFA Champions League Live 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 23:30 Meridian Tonight and Weather 23:35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time

BORN TO KILL New series. The psychology of Charles Manson, an American cult leader whose followers murdered seven people in their California homes over two nights in August 1969. Detectives, lawyers and psychiatrists analyse what prompted the crimes, and examine how Manson was able to persuade his acolytes to take the lives of innocent people.

01:15 Random Acts 01:20 Shameless 02:15 The Good Wife 03:00 Sommersby 04:55 Atlantic 05:00 Deal or No Deal 05:55 Countdown 06:40 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 07:05 The Treacle People 07:15 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 10:30 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 A Place in the Sun 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 River Cottage 13:30 Come Dine with Me 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 19:55 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Channel 4 Presents 21:00 Double Your House for Half the Money 22:00 Hotel GB 23:00 Rude Tube

00:15 Nowhere to Run 02:05 SuperCasino 04:55 Nick's Quest 05:25 House Doctor 05:50 Michaela's Wild Challenge 06:10 Wildlife SOS 06:35 Wildlife SOS 07:00 Thomas & Friends 07:10 The WotWots 07:20 City of Friends 07:35 Jelly Jamm 07:45 Peppa Pig 07:50 Big School 08:00 Little Princess 08:10 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Milkshake! Monkey 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Celebrity Wedding Planner 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 The Family Recipe 13:20 CSI: Miami 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: NY 16:15 Circle of Friends 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Emergency Bikers 21:00 Born to Kill 22:00 Person of Interest 23:00 CSI: NY 23:55 CSI: NY


The Courier Wednesday TV

October 3

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Citizen Khan Outrageous Fortune Weatherview Watchdog Dig WW2 with Dan Snow Rip Off Britain HARDtalk BBC News World Business Report BBC News Breakfast Helicopter Heroes Homes Under the Hammer BBC News; Weather Britain's Empty Homes Cash in the Attic BBC News; Weather Bargain Hunt BBC News; Weather Regional News and Weather Doctors Only Fools and Horses Horrible Histories Lockie Leonard Leon Alesha's Street Dance Stars Stepping Up Newsround Pointless BBC News Weather Party Political Broadcast The One Show Watchdog Who Do You Think You Are? BBC News Regional News and Weather The National Lottery Not Going Out

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Today at Conference The Choir HARDtalk Newsday ABC World News BBC World News Asia Business Report Sport Today BBC World News Asia Business Report Sport Today Schools Zigby Louie

07:20 Little Robots 07:30 64 Zoo Lane 07:40 Chuggington 07:50 Rastamouse 08:00 Escape from Scorpion Island 08:30 League of Super Evil 08:40 Eliot Kid 08:55 Newsround 09:00 What's New Scooby-Doo? 09:20 Leon 09:25 Mister Maker Comes to Town 09:45 I Can Cook 10:00 The Adventures of Abney & Teal 10:15 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 10:25 The Large Family 10:40 The Koala Brothers 10:50 Dirtgirlworld 11:00 Chuggington: Badge Quest 11:05 Nuzzle and Scratch 11:25 Driver Dan's Story Train 11:40 Waybuloo 12:00 In the Night Garden 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics Conference Special 14:00 See Hear 14:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 15:10 Weakest Link 15:55 Wanted Down Under 16:40 Helicopter Heroes 17:25 Flog It! 18:10 Antiques Road Trip 18:55 Party Political Broadcast 19:00 Eggheads 19:30 How We Won the War 20:00 The Story of Wales 21:00 Antiques to the Rescue 22:00 Welcome to India 23:00 The Culture Show 23:30 Newsnight

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Piers Morgan's Life Stories ITV News Headlines Golden Balls ITV Nightscreen ITV Morning News Daybreak Lorraine The Jeremy Kyle Show This Morning Loose Women ITV News and Weather Meridian News and Weather Dickinson's Real Deal The Alan Titchmarsh Show Meridian Weather May the Best House Win The Chase Meridian Tonight Party Political Broadcast ITV News and Weather Emmerdale Coronation Street All Star Mr & Mrs Mrs Biggs ITV News and Weather


Shane is consumed with guilt following the hitand-run, and tries to make amends by befriending Ruth, the widow of the man he killed, but her teenage son takes an instant dislike to him. Chesney finds the girl of his dreams but fails to impress her, while Kelly and Lillian face tough competition from a new brothel on the estate.

00:05 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 01:10 Random Acts 01:15 Poker 02:15 KOTV Boxing Weekly 02:40 Sailing 03:05 International Volleyball 04:00 The Grid 04:25 Formula Ford Championship 04:50 FIA GT1 World Championship 05:50 World Superbikes 06:15 Inside Endurance 06:45 Deal or No Deal 07:40 The Hoobs 08:05 Freshly Squeezed 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 Undercover Boss USA 12:00 A Place in the Sun 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 River Cottage 13:30 Come Dine with Me 16:10 Countdown 17:00 Deal or No Deal 18:00 Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Cookery Course 18:30 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 19:55 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Channel 4 Presents 21:00 The Food Hospital 22:00 Hotel GB 23:00 Shameless

00:50 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 01:45 Forensic Files 02:10 SuperCasino 04:55 Nick's Quest 05:25 House Doctor 05:50 Michaela's Wild Challenge 06:10 Wildlife SOS 06:35 Wildlife SOS 07:00 Thomas & Friends 07:10 The WotWots 07:20 City of Friends 07:35 Jelly Jamm 07:45 Peppa Pig 07:50 Big School 08:00 Little Princess 08:10 Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 08:20 The Mr Men Show 08:35 Thomas & Friends 08:45 Make Way for Noddy 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 09:15 Peppa Pig 09:25 Peppa Pig 09:30 Roary the Racing Car 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 10:00 Abby's Flying Fairy School 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Celebrity Wedding Planner 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Chinese Food in Minutes 13:20 CSI: Miami 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 CSI: NY 16:15 Amber's Story 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 5 News at 6.30 20:00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 21:00 Emergency Bikers 22:00 Dallas 23:00 Paddy & Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure


The Courier Thursday TV

October 4

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Wreckers Weatherview See Hear Wartime Farm Rip Off Britain Celebrity MasterChef Celebrity MasterChef Sport Today BBC World News Panorama BBC News World Business Report BBC News Breakfast Helicopter Heroes Homes Under the Hammer BBC News; Weather Britain's Empty Homes Cash in the Attic BBC News; Weather Bargain Hunt BBC News; Weather Regional News and Weather Doctors Only Fools and Horses Horrible Histories Lockie Leonard Leon Alesha's Street Dance Stars Show Me What You're Made Newsround Pointless BBC News Weather The One Show BBC News; Regional News EastEnders Waterloo Road Hunted BBC News Regional News and Weather Question Time

00:20 Today at Conference 00:50 Storyville 01:50 HARDtalk 02:00 Newsday 02:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 03:00 BBC World News 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today 04:00 BBC World News 04:30 Asia Business Report 04:45 Sport Today 05:00 Schools: Orbit - Earth's Extraordinary Journey 06:00 Schools - Little Stargazing

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much more! 900 € pcm (price inc. Gardener and pool maint.) 966 923 963 Ref. CBR3 – 2 bedroom 2 bathroom townhouse located in Algorfa, communal pool, fully furnished, 300 € pcm. 966 923 963 Ref. RS20 – 2 bedroom 1 bathroom apartment within private enclosed residential in San Luis, large terrace, 375 € pcm. 966 923 963 San Miguel Village. Long term rent. 2 bed 2 bath 1st floor corner apartment. Large lounge, great views, large balcony. c. pool Garage and lift. Excellent condition. Price 350€ P/M Ring 606 709 104 (83) Ref: 49, 2nd floor one bedroom apartment situated conveniently located in the town centre of Torrevieja, with a small sun balcony overlooking the lovely communal pool. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397







Friday, September 28, 2012 Ref. CBR16 – Spacious villa in Los Montesinos with lots of outdoor space, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, lots of extras, 500 € pcm. 966 923 963 Ref 33, Ground floor spacious 2 bedroom apartment, located in Torre la Mata. Close to all amenities and beach. 3 month rental €300pcm Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 104, 2 Bedroom apartment in Torrevieja, (near gypsy lane), small balcony, near all amenities and Friday market. €350pcm Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 112, Spacious 3 bedroom detached villa with its private pool is located on the El Raso urbanisation near Guardamar. Convenient for all amenities, shops, supermarket, restaurants and bars. Short term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397

Ref: 155, Luxurious Three Bedroom Villa With Private Pool, in Quesada Close to shops and restaurants within a five minute drive, and Guadamar Beach is within a ten minute drive. Short term rental €800PCM. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref 702: Beautiful 2 bedroom apartment, located near los Locos beach, beautifully furnished. Short term rentals from 175€ per week. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 El Chaparel/La Siesta Two bedroom apartment in a quiet gated urbanisation for rent €350 per month plus bills. Reference No 17 Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 709, A lovely 1 bedroom apartment in Aguas Nuevas, within a 5 minute walk of the beach. There is a terrace outside with views to the sea. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397


Ref: 117, A Lovely 3 Bedroomed 1st floor apartment on the outskirts of Torrevieja (Mar Azul). The Apartment is in walking distance of the excellent beaches and a good selection of restaurants, shops and bars. Long and short term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 61, A lovely two bedroomed ground floor apartment, located in the centre of the small Spanish town of Los Montesinos, With a pleasant communal swimming pool adjacent & all amenities in walking distance. Long and short term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 63, Two bedroom 1st floor apartment situated in Monino Blanco. The property overlooks a superb communal pool area, in within walking distance of bars, restaurants and shops. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397

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Being sold fully furnished including appliances, Has secure underground parking and faces large oasis communal pool. Walking distance to beach. 139.000 Euros, Call 627 711 155 and quote Ref No. K10 Ground floor duplex, with splendid views. Quiet location in Gran Alacant. Immaculate condition. Price has just been reduced to 105.000 and includes everything. For viewing call 627 711 155 Ref. No K27 Rare opportunity to purchase on Mediterrania III, Gran Alacant. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, Private Parking, F/Furnished, Large communal pools & Tennis courts S/W facing, Dramatically reduced for quick sale to 126.000 euros. Ref No. K58 Call 627 711 155 for immediate viewing Don Pueblo, Gran Alacant. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, Large Kitchen with Galleria, Secure underground parking, Gas Central Heating, Glazed in Porch, Solarium with stunning views. Viewings absolutely essential. Very large property at reduced price of 190.000 euros. Ref No. K38 Call 627 711 155 Opportunity to purchase at the off plan price of 195.000 euros. Large 4 Bed, 3 Bath Brand new property. Secure underground parking for 2 cars and communal pool. Situated opposite Gran Alacant and over looks projected golf course. Ref No. K52. 627 711 155 2 Bed, 1 Bath Ground floor duplex. Central heating, Grills, Fully furnished, Glazed in Galleria, 2 communal pools, private parking and walking distance to the Gran Alacant commercial



front porch, vanity units and much more. The pool is an 8 X 4 m2 salt water pool, meaning maintenance is much easier plus outside toilet and shower. Sea views to front with Greenland views to the rear. ref K51. €245,000 Tel 680333242 Viva Villa and Vacation Services are pleased to offer property sales for the Torrevieja and Oriheula areas of the Costa Blanca, Spain. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 or Visit : Balsares is opposite Gran Alacant where the proposed golf course is now being started so this property will virtually be on the golf course, it is an investment not to be missed. The property is on a small gated urbanisation of 18 houses with private underground parking for 2 cars and direct access to the house, communal pool and toilets/changing rooms etc. The house is brand new and consists of 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, lounge with working fire place, large kitchen 12 m2, large galleria/ utility room, bedroom balcony and front tiled terrace. This property also has a converted under build for an extra lounge or bedroom. ref K52 €198,000 Tel 680333242





centre. Situated in the popular urbanisation of Puerto Marino. Now only 96,500 euros for quick sale Ref No. K46. 627 711 155 Immaculate ground floor Duplex, 2 beds, 2 bath, Private Parking, Situated in Novamar, Gran Alacant. Price includes very tasteful furniture and white goods. Walking distance to all local amenities and beach. Now only 129,750 euros. Ref No K24. 627 711 155 Gran Alacant Detached villa, located in a very sought after location.Situated on a 560m2 S/W facing plot and constructed in 2005. Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms (2 full baths), Lounge-Diner, fully equipped Kitchen, Porch and Solarium with Alicante & Sea Views. ref.L81. €258,000 neg. Tel. 680333242 Ref 533: Lovely 2 bedroom Townhouse located in the popular area of Punta Prima, the property has a large lounge and fully equipped kitchen, 2 double bedrooms, one with balcony, bathroom with double shower. €126,000 Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Gran Alacant immaculate villa, 3 bedroomed, 3 bathroomed property maintained to a very high standard inside and out and the interior furnishings are top quality, offering a feeling of luxury and good taste. The plot size is 400m2 and has been beautifully tiles, and graveled and has established palms and plants. Oil fired central heating throughout, log effect fire place, ceiling fans in all rooms, towel heater rails, glazed in shower units, instant hot water, water purifier, free English TV, phone & internet lines, fitted double hanging wardrobes, safe, glazed in






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Ref: 521, €105,000. This comfortable bungalow is located in San Luis with a new roof and solarium tiles. It is close to supermarkets, bars, restaurants and is on the local bus route. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 516, €39,999. Studio apartment in San Luis, close to amenities. Open plan fully equipped kitchen. Good sized lounge, bedroom and out onto balcony which has been glazed to create another room. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 510, €70,000. Bungalow located in San Luis. It is close to the supermarkets, bars and restaurants and is on the local bus route. An Opel Corsa car is included in this sale. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: KP3100, €183,000. Three bedroom, two bathroom detached villa, located in San Luis, on a 450sqm plot, with communal pool. Garage to side of house. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397

Ref: 78, €120,000. Three bedroom Quad in Jardin Del Mar VII. There is off-road parking and small storage shed in the enclosed garden area, communal pool nearby. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Ref: 709, €60,000 A lovely 1 bedroom apartment in Aguas Nuevas, within a 5 minute walk of the beach. There is a terrace outside with views to the sea. Short or long term rental available. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Gran Alacant, Situated in the "Alto" part of Gran Alacant, this 3 bedroomed, 4th floor apartment, offers luxury accommodation, with absolutely stunning sea views, as well as views of Alicante bay and the famous Santa Barbara Castle.The apartment is 89 square meters with open plan kitchen / living room and includes all electrical appliances & furniture also there is a utility room, open ter-




race, and private parking. The urbanisation also offers many communal pools, tennis courts, restaurants and bars. Ref. K20 €109,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant large detached villa with 3 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge-diner, fully equipped kitchen, large porch, roof top solarium, 400 m2 Plot, with established low maintenance very private gardens with irrigation system, electronic gates, private parking, outside wc, sink & shower, terraces, air con ( h & c ), mosquito nets, grills, alarmed, large spa pool with separate Jacuzzi section. Within easy walking distance to Gran Alacant commercial centre and close to local bus and tram route. Ref K33. €260,000 neg Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant limited edition villa, not very often available on the market. Only a few of this type were ever constructed- Very large 5 bedrooms, 4 bathroom(2 ensuit) property, situated on a large corner plot with a 10 x 5 private pool and private parking. Lounge-diner with working fireplace, fully equipped kitchen with utility room. Large landing area, leading onto solarium, with extra storage external room. Front porch area leading into large well established gardens with irrigation system and fruit trees. Being sold fully furnished. Within walking distance to Gran Alacant commercial centre and 5 minute drive to Carabassi beaches. ref. K11. €270,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant Limited edition bungalow. Only six of this

type available in Gran Alacant. Constructed in 2003 and immaculately maintained on a large plot size of 500m2 with a 10 x 5 pool.Comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge-diner leading out onto front porch, independent kitchen including white goods, outside galleria, court yard, large garage with electric door, roof top solarium and private parking. Also built in wardrobes, Toldos blinds, air con H/C, security grills, alarm, security doors, bathrooms heaters, outside toilet, outdoor lighting, irrigation system, attractive and well kept gardens, beautifully tiled inside and out, fire place, English TV, phone line. Being sold with top quality furniture. ref L95. €275,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant, Situated in the central area of Gran Alacant and within walking distance to all local amenities such as a selection of different cuisine restaurants, bars, pharmacies, banks, popular GA market and Carabassi Beach. Comprises of 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with a private garage and roof-top solarium. This property is part of a small urbanization which has the use of a large decorative communal pool. Ref. K36 €149,000 Tel 680333242 Ref: 513, €115,000. Two bedroom ground floor apartment, in Aguas Nuevas, close to all amenities including the beach. It has a good size lounge, kitchen and has off road parking facilities. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Gran Alacant, Ground floor south west facing apartment




in Puerto Marino close to G.A commercial centre, comprising of 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Lounge-Diner, Independent Kitchen with Galleria, Porch area and large tiled front garden, The property is being sold fully furnished and includes all kitchen appliances, H & C Air con is fitted as well as sky TV. The apartment enjoys the use of 2 large communal pools and has private parking in an enclosed electronically gated car park. Competitively priced for a quick sale. Ref. K40 €91,000 Tel 680333242 Ref: 520, €85,000. Two bedroom apartment in Dream Hills, with a fully equipped kitchen, large lounge, glazed-in terrace and a large solarium. This property comes with a large communal swimming pool. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397 Gran Alacant, Situated on the very first urbanisation as







you enter Gran Alacant, this 2nd floor duplex offers taste and quality. Comprising of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, lounge-diner, independent kitchen, full roof-top solarium with superb views and recently glazed in porch offering extra living area as well as extra privacy as the glass is mirrored. Ref.K44 €108,000 Tel 680333242 Ref: 520, €85,000. Two bedroom apartment in Dream Hills, with a fully equipped kitchen, large lounge, glazed-in terrace and a large solarium. This property comes with a large communal swimming pool. Call: 965 707 188 or 626 397 397




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Top floor Duplex. Very good price of 108.000 euros for a quick sale. Furnished to a very high standard, 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, Lounge Diner, Glazed in Porch, Large Roof Top Solarium. Choice of Communal Pools, Private Parking. Walking distance to all amenities and on the First urbanisation as you enter Gran Alacant. Viewing essential. Ref No. K44. Tel. 627 711 155

Gran Alacant, corner property in Don Pueblo with no expense spared, comprising of 3 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, 2 decoratively tiled bathrooms, very large independent kitchen with galleria. Included in the price are all kitchen appliances such as large fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave to name just a few. There is a huge lounge complete with


chimney, plus large fully transformed under build,and small workshop. Front and rear private garden area, secure underground garage, tennis courts, football pitch and communal pools. Ref. K14 €209,00 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant beautiful detached villa with very large pool and within walking distance to the Gran Alacant Commercial Centre. This villa comprised of 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms, lounge-diner, Independent kitchen, roof top storage, solarium, porch & terrace. Large private pool, BBQ area, established gardens and private terraces, Private Parking, Solarium with Views to Alicante. 450m2 plot, fully furnished including white goods. Located in very quiet desirable road. ref.L96. €255,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant, this mid terraced Puerto marino townhouse has been priced low purely for a quick sale. Briefly comprising of: 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Lounge-Diner, Independent Kitchen with Galleria, Porch area, Front tiled garden, Private gated Parking & the use of 2 large communal pools Ref. K22 €123,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant villa located in a very quiet area , situated at the end of a cul-de-sac means there is no through traffic.3 bed, 3 bath, 330m2

plot, established large gardens, working fireplace, solar panel for hot water,private parking, south facing great views, fully furnished, fantastic opportunity. ref. L85. €215,000 Tel 680333242 Gran Alacant Town House with a difference. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Glazed in Porch, Quiet Location, Extra storage areas, and South Facing Private Pool as well as 2 communal pools. Fully Furnished, All mod cons. Greenland Views and all local amenities close by. Ref. No L79. 179.000 euros 680 333 242 Beach front Line property, over looks Carabassi Beach, Gran Alacant. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Secure Underground Parking, Fully furnished, Roof Top Solarium. 3 Large Communal Pools, Fantastic communal Gardens, Tennis Courts and much more. 125.000 Euros Ref No. K23. Tel. 627 711 155



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Greenside Gossip IVIE DAVIES takes a weekly look at the golf scene -


TODAY is the day you settle down in your favourite chair or bar and get all excited over the 2012 Ryder Cup showdown at Medinah Country Club in Illinois. Today the TV remote is YOURS. These golfers are among the best in the world and they will take part in what should be an incredible three days of action. Europe's players will pay tribute to the late Seve Ballesteros by having a special image of the golf legend emblazoned on their golf bags. The Friday and Saturday foursomes and four balls will set the tone for the entire event. Inevitably, though, the Ryder Cup will be decided by the singles matches on Sunday. I have selected six players—three from each team—whose performances I think will likely decide who wins the tournament. They've been paired together in several of the PGA Tour's FedEx Cup play-off appearances, and it has been creating a great deal of interest in the game. Tiger Woods is playing OK and I don't expect that to change. Rory McIlroy, in fact, is playing even better than Tiger. His win at the Deutsche Bank Championship tied him with Tiger for the most wins on the PGA Tour this year with three. Every match will be crucial and I expect both players to make some noise in the foursomes and four-balls. But when it comes down to the Sunday singles matches, I hope Tiger and Rory get a head-to-head match up to decide who wins this Ryder Cup. A lot of golf fans would like to see that on Sunday and I’m one of them. USA captain Davis Love III already admitted he made his captain's picks based on pairings. But one potential pairing he will consider hasn't involved any thought on his part—yet. Ryder Cup veteran Phil Mickelson will be making his record ninth appearance in these matches. His mentoring relationship with Ryder Cup rookie Keegan Bradley has been well-documented, and I would expect the two could be paired together on Friday and/or Saturday. It's a perfect balance of valued experience and youthful exuberance. I think Mickelson and Keegan complement each other well. They're extremely comfortable playing together and they could be a winning combination.

looking at his eyes you could see he would give everything he had during that week. Poulter has also played his best golf at some of the biggest events this year. At the Masters, he finished in seventh place. At the Open Championship, he tied for ninth. And at the PGA Championship, he managed a tie for third. When you combine his outstanding Ryder Cup record with his penchant for success when it matters the most, Poulter should be a difference-maker in helping Team Europe retain its title. You cannot write such an article without taking into consideration Sergio Garcia who will prove to be the heart and soul of this year's European Ryder Cup team. After being in the role of a non-playing vice-captain at Celtic Manor a couple years ago, Garcia will be a valued participant on this year's team and his disappointment at missing out last time gave him the determination to play in this one. He has all the traits you want in a Ryder Cup player. He's a fiery competitor. He's an emotional leader. And maybe best of all, he's playing great golf. I expect that one day he will be the European team's captain. Sure, everyone wants to see a Rory McIlroy-Tiger Woods matchup in this Ryder Cup, but we sure wouldn't be disappointed with a Sergio-Tiger showdown, either. Remember the PGA Championship in 1999 at Medinah? How can anyone forget? Tiger was the same age Rory is now, while Sergio was a mere 19 years old. The rivalry we hoped for never really developed, but wouldn't it be great if the two could rekindle that classic battle at the 2012 Ryder Cup? I trust that this has whetted your appetite (if it needs to be) and you are making preparations at home or your local bar to watch this spectacle. Sky Sports schedule Friday - Day One 13:30 Spanish Time (Foursomes) 19:30 Spanish Time (Fourballs) Saturday - Day Two 13:30 Spanish Time (Foursomes) 19:30 Spanish Time (Fourballs) Sunday 17:00 Spanish Time (Singles) The closing ceremony is approximately 30 minutes after play concludes So now you know what time you have to be home or go to bed! But do allow for celebrations of a European win.

Rory and Co can tame US Tigers

Chemistry is very important. This is about golf, first of all, but the USA are going to be together for four days and they need guys who can pull together and help in that team room. Certainly, the tandem of Woods and Steve Stricker will be a force to be reckoned with for the USA squad. But I can't think of two guys who would be more compatible than Lefty and Bradley. Ian Poulter didn't earn enough points to be an automatic selection for Team Europe, but he does carry enough weight to be a difference-maker as one of captain Jose Maria Olazabal's wild-card picks. Poults has an impressive history at the Ryder Cup. In 11 matches over three events, he won eight of them and helped the European squad to two victories. He's had a great Ryder Cup record. His attitude and his spirit in The Ryder Cup have always been great. He's one of those players who likes to be in that situation. I think he gets the best out of himself playing The Ryder Cup. At Valhalla and Celtic Manor, you didn't need to motivate him. Just by

Lyn is top of the glass!

AN amazing contest for the fourth annual Comerford Crystal Ladies trophy was

won on countback last weekend by Lyn Gallard at Sierra Golf.

Both Lyn and Mary Tucker scored an amazing 43 points, playing together and off the same handicap, with their husbands caddying for them. Lyn had the better back nine, helped by a birdie four on the 13th hole for five points. Third place went to Carole Davidson with an

excellent 39 points. Trophies for the longest drive and nearest the pin were won by Mary Tucker and Bev Ellender respectively. The trophies were presented by Trish Comerford of while special thanks go to Alan and Allyson Masters.

Lyn Gallard (left) receiving her trophy from Trish Comerford

TITTER ON THE TEE A man and his wife walk into a dentist's surgery. The man says to the dentist, "Doc, I'm in one hell of a hurry! I have two mates sitting out in my car waiting for us to go play golf. So forget about the anaesthetic and just pull the tooth and be done with it. “We have a 10am tee time at the best golf course in town and it's 9:30 already. I don't have time to wait for the anaesthetic to work!" The dentist thinks to himself, "My goodness, this is surely a very brave man asking to have his tooth pulled without using anything to kill the pain." So the dentist asks him, "Which tooth is it, sir?" The man turns to his wife and says, "Open your mouth luv, and show him."

Friday, September 28, 2012


COME ON FEEL THE MOYES! The changing face of Merseyside football

IS it me, or are things changing in Liverpool? In that great city which gave us The Beatles, superb humour and much more, is the traditional football base reversing? Whaddya mean, John wack? Well, what I mean is - are Everton steadily becoming the new ‘establishment’, the epitome and base of Merseyside football, with Liverpool beginning to look the mavericks, the ‘second team’ of the City - as the Toffees have traditionally been regarded for years? I am an outsider: a nosey neutral who supports neither but has no enmity for either, either! As a passionate football fan and keen observer of the beautiful game, I have spotted changes, perhaps for the worst, certainly in one club, whereas the other slowly but steadily improves… First the Red side: I never ever thought in a million years that Liverpool would sack Kenny Dalglish – OK he ‘resigned with mutual consent’, whatever. But for the club to do that to Kenny was totally out-of-step with Liverpool man-management tradition - perhaps a crass example of the American hire and fire, knee-jerk reaction we are beginning to expect. Dalglish is a man who bleeds Liverpool, a man who always stood, with dignity, for all that the great teams of the last 60 years represent, ever since their beloved Bill Shankly built them up to English and European dominance from the old Second Division. Perhaps the Suarez/Evra non-handshake affair didn’t help, as even some close to Kenny pointed out, but it is to the man’s enormous credit he had re-taken the team management over in crisis and started to build it back on the long road to respectability. Hold your head high, Kenny. So who is currently the best manager in The Premiership? You’d be tempted to say Sir Alex Ferguson, and you’d probably be right, certainly statistically. But if you take elements such as motivation, working strictly within budgets, having-tosell-to-survive and sheer guts and hard work to get the club right, you wouldn’t go far wrong with yet another over-theborder-man (they’re always the best, aren’t they?). Namely David William Moyes. The Scot has a football pedigree as long as the Mersey: 500-plus games as a centre-half for Celtic, Dunfermline and

latterly Preston, where he went on to become coach, Lancs Road, in fact… assistant manager, then finally manager in 1998. Today I look at the confused shambles of a onceMoyes moved to manage Everton in 2002 and has great club on the field. With one or two exceptions done a wonderful job there, while his club has Liverpool are staffed with mercenaries and nobodies, always been overshadowed by the who look at times as though they have hardly ever better-known red half of the city. been introduced, let alone trained together. The Toffees played in Europe durIn the first half on Sunday against their biggest ing 2005 and lost the 2009 Cup and most loathed rivals, Liverpool huffed and Final 2-1 to Chelsea. Moyes is the puffed, but didn’t impress. A vintage moment third-longest serving manager in The early in the second half from one of perhaps Premiership after Sir Alex and Arsene the last greats, captain and club icon Steven Wenger. Gerrard, put his team ahead - but not for That’s the stats, but there’s lots long. You always had the idea that more to Everton. I love Moyes' Manchester United could strike like a viper teams, to a man they really are on the counter-attack; they’ve done it so men, representing the Scot himself, many times over the years that you almost in a challenging world where the come to expect it. opportunity to wear warm clothes in Little Rafael’s chipped equaliser was exquiinclement weather, like gloves and – God site, but when Valencia tumbled over in the box save us – snoods or whatever you call you somehow knew that that was it, and Vanman those girlie scarves are prevalent. Even wouldn’t miss. He didn’t and Liverpool were – the idolised-and-much-copied Belgian make that are - in even more trouble. Fellaini is in that image. Always in the In conclusion I’ve refrained from speculating thick of it, good or bad, he has starton the immediate future of the Liverpool team ed this season brilliantly with three and beleaguered management - following the goals already. hugely-important defeat inflicted by United. Everton teams take the field With two points and no wins from five dressed in the time-honoured games, lying third-bottom amongst the prefashion, some even with short-sleeved dictable suspects, the Red half of Merseyside shirts and V necks – just like our grandads wore, when men is in crisis for all to see. were men and women were rightly proud of it. Evertonians In direct contrast at the other end of the table, ironically in still are. third place up amongst the greats of The Premiership, sit Today our Premiership is arguably the best league in the Everton. Hmm… world, and I rate any manager who can consistently keep his team up there competing with the best – particularly on a limited budget. On that basis I personally think Moyes is currently the best manager in the league. Hey youse, shh - but there is a football whisper that when TORREVIEJA failed to beat tant individuals making pre(if ever) Sir Alex calls it a day, the Old Trafford board might an average Jove Espanol sentations to the Junta not have to look too far to replace him. Just down the East side at the weekend with a Gestora. One showing how team that again did not having a professionally run academy at the club will proinclude star player Ernesto. Much speculation is now mote and benefit the club rife as to the future of the ex- enormously, giving access to Catarroja player of the year, tournaments that include the with fans asking just where top young teams such as he is and what is wrong with Real Madrid, Barcelona, him. The team lacked cohe- Valencia and the like. The sion without his command other hopes to bring big and were pleased to salvage brand name sponsors to the a point with an 83rd-minute club. he is there. Torry have reached an equaliser through substitute He came from behind to win Sunday’s early crossroads in terms of Jose Manuel. final in Ibiza, beating Sergio Gomez The club now intends to whether or not they will be Montesa 4-6, 6-2, 6-1. That result followed able to compete at the top in register another ex Catarroja a 6-3, 6-3 victory over the Japanese playthis competitive group. First man - Koeman - as a player er Rimpei Kawakami in the semi final. port of call is Denia this and seek to galvanise his His father Alfred told The Courier: “He weekend, then back home strength and eye for goal to is doing his homework for school during on Sunday October 7 for a make him the top marksman the tournaments. It’s one of the opportutough showdown with in the group come the end of nities offered to him as an accredited Atletico Saguntino. It's a 6pm May. They will scour the area Elite Sportsman and he’ll be able to study kick off’ gates open at 5pm. to seek a replacement for via the Internet while he is in the States.’’ Josemi, who has given up Nicola’s playing record this year takes the precarious role of third some believing. Apart from the Tennis division left-back for a fullEurope tournament in Italy, where he lost time post at the La Zenia in the semi final, he has won EVERY tourshopping mall. nament he has entered. Off the pitch there is much And he had a good excuse for not winwork underway to begin the ning in Italy as well. Says his proud process of developing the father:”Nicola was very tired in that semiclub into a professional setfinal because it was played the day after Nicola Kuhn savours up. On Wednesday evening he had been crowned champion of his success in Ibiza there were two very imporSpain!’’

Torry tennis kid States his case for stardom NICOLA KUHN, the Torrevieja tennis kid with the ‘unbeatable’ tag, is on his way to the World Masters in America. Only once this year has the 12-year-old prodigy failed to win a tournament – and after cleaning up every Nike Junior Tour event he has entered, he crowned it all on Sunday by winning the National Masters event for his age group in Ibiza. Already crowned champion of Spain, Nicola now heads for the USA in December with a golden opportunity to strut his stuff on the world stage. And with a wildcard entry already secured for the 2017 Madrid Masters event, the European champion’s chances of emulating his hero Roger Federer and becoming a top professional player are growing by the day. Nicola, the son of a German father and Russian mother, will head for the States with a private coach – plus special dispensation to study on the Internet while



Friday, September 28, 2012


STRIKE FORCE: Rickie Lambert (left), Ashley Cole and Steven Fletcher

Cole the goal’s lesson in leadership SUPER Sunday supplied the setting for good gestures, great football and goals – oh, and handshakes. Satisfactory Saturday had been appetising, with leaders Chelsea getting the rub of the green against Stoke’s strivers as Ashley Cole popped up surprisingly from full back to score the 85th minute winner. Mind you, the England defender needed to show the others up front what to do; the pundits have noted there’s only Fernando Torres around these days, with three number 10s (Players fags uz woz?) vying for the same spot. Still, the European champions are there at the top, but a big test’s coming for them tomorrow (Saturday), early doors at 1.45 against form team Arsenal, who got a well- deserved draw against the current champions, Man City. Oop in Etihadland, Roberto Mancini is threatening to spend even more of the Sheik’s shekels soon . Don’t swoon - he’s only spent £488 million so far! I can’t believe it when I see the likes of Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli lounging around on the bench. S’not

John McGregor reports

fair, is it, lads? Should be a law against it – and you never know, one day there might be. Anyway, we’ve all got to ‘shut up’ according to Mouthy Mancini. His boys in blue host Martin Jol's new season/new look Fulham, who can do it at home – two wins out of two, eight goals for, none against – but have only one draw in three away games. Big test for the sixth-placed Cottagers, but they're showing promise. Ronnie Barker is alive and well and bangin ‘em in up front for Sunderland! Steven Fletcher's fourth in three games (does he train on Porridge?) was nearly, but not quite enough to beat Samsammers (my new name for West Ham), now wobbling without Handy-Andy Carroll. Was Southampton's first win over Darren Bent-led Aston Villa a flash in a disappointing-to-date pan - or has lethal Rickie Lambert found his Premiership boots? It's back to big questions asked of the Saints at Everton, who are now emerging as the new Merseyside main men. Oh, and on Sunday the Baggies will want to prove they're where they should be by beating friendly-not neighbours Villa: shouldn’t be too hard based on current form (ring The Saints for more info, ask for Nige or Rickie) The Premiership currently conveniently divides into two halves: from winless Sunderland in 12th down to

last-placed, luckless Reading, only three points divides nine teams. Liverpool third from the bottom with only two points raises the most eyebrows, but a win would make a considerable difference, and the Merseysiders’ trip to East Anglia looks a great opportunity to improve matters. Norwich are not doing well themselves just one place above Liverpool – now who needs those points most? The Championship continues to fascinate with Brighton now looking down on everyone after winning at lowly Millwall following Blackburn’s surprising home defeat by middling Middlesbrough on Friday evening. Similarly full of shocks, on Monday Huddersfield’s 3-1 win at Blackpool put them second; now throw in Leicester’s overturning of going-wellbefore Hull City, plus Cardiff’s defeat at Palace and it’s beginning to look like an ‘anyone can beat anyone’ type of league. Except that is, right at the bottom where poor old Peterborough lie in the gutter, savaged by the marauding pack above them, still with nil points. A Super Saturday in The Championship awaits with some tasty encounters: Cardiff v Blackpool looks the pick of the bunch. Oh, and on Sunday Forest ‘entertain’ Derby in the battle of the East Midlands. I’m saying nowt, our Nigel...

The Courier Week 84  
The Courier Week 84  

The Courier Week 84