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Huge protests fan Egypt unrest The world watched and wondered if President Hosni Mubarak could cling on to power as hundreds of thousands of protesters held huge rallies in Cairo and other cities on Tuesday as they stepped up their efforts to force him to resign. protests began a week ago. The atmosphere in Cairo was festive, with protesters singing and chanting and carrying placards and banners daubed with anti-

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Pension reforms agreed After several meetings last week which lasted well into the early hours of the morning, the

Play by government and the labour unions finally reached an agreement on Friday to raise the retirement the rules... age as part of an overhaul of the country’s pensions system.

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Well, that really put the cat amongst the pigeons! The article we ran last week about the graffiti on the equipment in a children's play area has generated quite a few comments – mostly from the parents! As the article said, some of the names were not written by the teenagers named on the play equipment but by some friends. However, the good news is that the young people cleaned up the playground at the weekend, including the Spanish names, so I'd like to say a heartfelt “Well done” to all those that worked hard over the weekend to restore the playground to its former glory. now, that leads me to the absolute tragedy that there doesn't seem to be any kind of events and activities for the 11 to 18year-olds. When I was that age there were youth clubs to keep us from getting bored. Teenagers have huge amounts of energy so we should be giving them things that they're interested in to get rid of that energy. Every Saturday in the uK I ran a club that had over 300 members. We used to hire a professional disco and charge the kids £1 each to get in to cover costs. The only rule was “no alcohol or drugs” and rarely was that not obeyed and extremely rarely was there any trouble. The members enjoyed themselves in a safe environment and the parents were happy that they knew where their kids were and what they were up to. It only takes a few responsible adults to organise it.......

The government had warned the unions that if an agreement was not reached by that day, it would go ahead with the reforms anyway, having enough backing in Parliament to do so. At least for now, there will be no organised strikes and investors , who have been demanding that Spain clean up its public

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The unions have agreed to raising the retirement age from 65 to 67, while the government has agreed that workers can retire at 65 if they have contributed to the state pensions system for at least 38.5 years. The agreement will also cut the cost of future

pension payments by basing the calculation for them on a worker’s last 25 years of earnings, rather than the current 15 years. Another reform is aimed at discouraging people from early retirement. For example, people who want to retire at 63 will have to pay social security at a slightly higher rate for 33 years.

Like many other Western countries, Spain is finding it increasingly difficult to support the cost of an ageing population. The government has estimated that without these reforms pensions would account for 14% of public expenditure by 2050, compared with 9% in 2010. Last year was the first in which Spain’s pension

system did not manage to run a surplus. According to the government, the number of Spaniards over the age of 64 will double over the next four decades, accounting for more than 30% of the total population. The reforms will start entering into force in 2013 in a progressive way.

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Huge protests fan Egypt unrest Mr ElBaradei told alArabiya TV that people are calling Friday “the Friday of departure”: “I hope that President Mubarak will take heed before then and leave the country after 30 years of rule and give the people a chance, and I don't expect that he wants to see more blood." The vow by Egypt's powerful army not use force against the protesters has been a major blow for President Mubarak, who reshuffled his cabinet on Monday to try to head off the protests, replacing the widely despised interior minister Habib al-Adly. New vice-president Omar Suleiman said he would hold cross-party talks on constitutional reform and prime minister Ahmad Shafiq told state TV the

new government would ensure bread supplies, tackle security problems and "review our entire political, constitutional and legislative situation, into something more satisfactory and appropriate for us as Egyptian citizens". Meanwhile, most observers agreed that the feeling that change was coming in Egypt was getting stronger, and too much had happened too quickly for things to go back to the way they were before. UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said 300 people may been killed across the country since the protests began a week ago. They followed an internet campaign and were partly inspired by the


Mubarak has stood down. Concerns have also grown about the economy, as global oil prices on Monday topped $100 a barrel amid fears over the ongoing unrest. Meanwhile there are around 4,500 Britons caught up in the chaos and stranded at Cairo airport. The Foreign Office has said



ousting of President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in Tunisia last month. The government has since cut off the internet in an effort to stop the spread of the protests and text messaging services have been disrupted. Unnamed security officials reported that all roads and public transportation to Cairo had been shut down in an effort to deter protesters from flooding into the capital. A coalition of political opposition groups incorporating the Muslim Brotherhood, political parties such as that led by Mr ElBaradei, and other prominent figures - has reportedly met, and told the Egyptian government that it will begin talks on its demands only after Mr

that Britons without a “pressing need” to be in Cairo, Alexandria or Suez should leave. Chartered planes are being laid on to bring people back to the UK. Holiday companies are offering heavy discounts to encourage visitors to Egyptian Red Sea resorts, which, they say, are unaffected.







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The government, labour unions and business groups have struck a "grand social pact" for an overhaul to boost the economy.

The Socialist Party's secretary for Social Movements and Relations. Pedro Zerolo, announced on Monday that foreign residents from the EU will have another chance to register to vote in the local and regional elections on May 22nd. The last day for registration was Monday January 31st, but Sr Zerolo said there will be another opportunity from April 4th to 11th, when the local councils have to check that their registration lists are correct. Sr Zerolo said people could go to their council offices and register on those days. He said there were nearly 1.7 million people from the EU living in Spain who have the right to vote in local elections.

It addresses such areas as collective bargaining, the energy market, and research and development and other changes are to be announced later this week are areas likely to be addressed. Other good economic news this week

included a government forecast on Monday that the contraction of the economy in 2010 might be limited to 0.2%. A decline of 0.3% had originally been predicted for the year. However,

consumer prices rose 3.3% in January, according to data from the National Statistics Institute published on Monday. Fuelled by price hikes in electricity, food and nonalcoholic drinks, the figure was slightly above the 2.9%

rise in prices for December. The government is struggling to revive its economy, the fifth-largest in the EU, and avoid an international bail-out like those in Greece and the Irish Republic.

Merkel will meet King German Chancellor Angela Merkel will arrive in Madrid on Thursday to attend the XIII Hispano-German Summit, accompanied by her ministers of foreign affairs, finance, economy, labour, transport and

education. Before the meeting, Ms Merkel will have an audience with King Juan Carlos and lunch at the Moncloa Palace, the PM's official residence, with union and business representatives. She is

expected to discuss a plan to attract young professionals to work in Germany, where there is a deficit of some 800,000, about the same number of young unemployed professionals here in Spain.

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The trial of two Somali pirates charged with kidnapping the 36-member crew of the Alakrana tuna vessel hijacked on September 3rd, 2009 about 500 miles off the coast of Somalia, began in Madrid’s High Court on Friday. Gaiza Iturbe, the first of 16 crew members called to testify in the trial of Abdu Willy and Raageggesey Adji Haman, recognized both defendants as part of the group of pirates who boarded the Alakrana.

waiting. He said: "There were fellow crew members who just couldn't stop crying and we were all as white as sheets, filled with terror," adding that for the first time in his life he felt he was close to death.

Iturbe, who broke down several times as he testified, told the court it was 47 days of agonizing

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times they would shoot a bazooka and fire machine guns to scare the hostages. One of the leaders told the crew members they were going to call their families to say goodbye because if the Spanish government didn't comply with the pirates’ demand, they were going to start killing the hostages three

at a time. Willy and Haman were caught as they tried to flee the boat, and brought to Spain to face charges. Prosecutors are demanding 22 years for each defendant. They are expected to testify by the end of next week.

War graves money diverted Since the Historical Memory Law came into force in December 2007, the government has given nearly €13.5 million to finance the opening of

mass graves and other activities related to righting the wrongs of the Franco regime. However, according to a government report, only a quarter of

this has been used as intended. The rest has gone to 439 entities, associations and groups with left-wing links, like the trade unions, or left

wing political parties, including the Socialist Party, and groups that promote the abolition of the monarchy and a return to Republicanism.

With all the opinion polls in his favour, opposition leader Mariano Rajoy said during an interview with El Mundo newspaper published on Sunday that he would fix the economy in two years if the Partido Popular wins the 2012 general election, as all recent opinion polls indicate. And a list of ten things the PP would do if it wins drew 90% support from the paper's readers. These included privatising or closing most of the 4000 publ

public companies currently in existence and a huge reduction of the number of advisers and political appointees in the regional governments. The PP would also put a ceiling on regional government spending, standardise regional laws on the environment and transport, among others, and recommend that the regional governments close down their “embassies” abroad, and eliminate superfluous figures like the regional ombudsmen. He said he would also reduce IVA from 8% to 4% for the tourist sector and bring back tax relief for home buyers. Last on the list was a contract for immigrants obliging them to accept the Constitution, learn Spanish and respect Spanish customs.

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'Baby thefts' probe rejected

Police warn young of internet dangers

Attorney General Candido Conde-Pumpido has rejected a request to investigate 261 cases of baby thefts which allegedly started during the Franco regime in the 1950s and continued until 1987. The victim-support group Anadir estimates that thousands of babies were stolen during that time, the largest number – 84 – in Madrid. Anadir’s lawyer, Enrique Vila, said the practice began in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, when the babies were taken from women who had supported the defeated Second Republic, and handed to people more "ideologically suitable". However, Vila said, the practice allowed the medical staff involved to see the potential for making money and in the end any baby could be targeted. Most of the women never saw their babies, having been told they had died shortly after birth. One woman said her son was taken away “to be weighed and I never saw him again”. Anadir was founded by Antonio Barroso,

after the man he always believed was his father admitted on his death bed that he had bought his son, paying "more than the price of a flat" to doctors, in cash. DNA tests later proved that Antonio and his parents were not biologically related. Sr Barroso told reporters outside the general prosecutor's office last week: "There are cases of mothers who had their babies' graves opened and found them empty when they had been taking flowers there for 30 years.” After failing to get a local court to look into his case, he founded Anadir as a

campaign group and was amazed at the scale of the response. Sr Vila said now that the attorney general (pictured above) has declined to investigate the cases, “we’ll take them to the European Court of Human Rights”.


On the European Day of Data Protection last week, the National Police and the Guardia Civil warned young people through their page on the Tuenti social network to be careful that the photos or information they post on the net do not harm or offend the people involved and, above all, that they have their permission to post them. They also advised them not to post “daring” photos of themselves on the web and to think twice before accepting invitations from people they don't know to be their friend. They said there are people out there who will use all kinds of tricks to get their hands on information about bank accounts and passwords.


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Bikers arrested for extortion Police arrested the leader and three members of a bikers’ gang last week for allegedly demanding money from motorcycle organizations and their fans in exchange for not starting fights or causing disturbances at their meetings. The gang also collected a percentage of the earnings from food and beverages sold at the events. They said the gang had been charging up to €10,000 and had been extorting the groups for 20 years. Police were tipped off by the organizers of an annual meeting in Castellón. ASTURIAS

16-year-old ‘info-pirate’ detained A 16-year-old hacker has been detained for demanding €2,500 from a company for not revealing the DNI numbers, passwords and personal details of 250,000 clients illegally obtained by hacking into the company’s data base. Police released the information about his arrest on the European Day of Data Protection last week. They said they had evidence that the youth, who was not named, had obtained money from several multinational companies and banks in the past but had not been reported until recently. MADRID

Cars and mobiles to go The Partido Popular has presented a proposal to Parliament to limit the number of official mobiles and cars used by public sector workers. The PP said the number of such mobile phones had risen from over 15,000 in 2004 to nearly 57,000 in 2009, at a cost to the state of €105 million. Half of the phones have internet access. The PP has also proposed that the use of government cars should be reduced to only a few top people in each government department.

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Queensland braces for Cyclone Yasi

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Queensland could be facing one of the worst cyclones in its history, just as it struggles to recover from devastating floods. State Premier Anna Bligh warned on Monday that Cyclone Yasi had the potential to be one of the "most significant cyclones that we've ever had to deal with". The state bore the brunt of flooding which began in December and peaked in mid-January

with the inundation of Australia's third-largest city of Brisbane. The government has estimated the cost of the damage at A$5.6bn (£3.5bn) Australia's costliest natural disaster. Cyclone Yasi is expected to become a category four storm by

today, Wednesday, and to hit north of Brisbane, with the biggest impact along the stretch of coastline between Innisfail and Mackay. All ports along that stretch were closed on Tuesday afternoon and resort islands began evacuating guests. The

flood-hit state was struck on Sunday by a smaller storm, Cyclone Anthony, which tore roofs off houses and felled trees in northern coastal areas. Ms Bligh said that areas in the path of the cyclone could see winds of 100km/h by early today, Wednesday, as well as

automatic pistols, including a Glock similar to the weapon Mr Loughner is accused of using in the deadly January 8th attack. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said: "We have demonstrated how easy it is for anyone to buy a semi-automatic handgun and a high

embezzlement and breach of trust in a bogus jobs scandal which involved the funding of party allies with taxpayers' money while he was mayor of Paris. A further charge of illegal conflict of interest was added last November. It was confirmed on Monday that the trial would start on March 7th. On Sunday, the newspaper Journal du

Dimanche reported that the former president, 78, had suffered from memory lapses, and added that his wife feared he had Alzheimer's. But Mrs Chirac said on Monday that the reports were "a lie" and that she had "never spoken of that disease of Alzheimer's regarding my husband". Mr Chirac himself told a


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capacity magazine, no questions asked." Federal law prohibits convicted criminals, mentally ill individuals and drug abusers from owning guns, and licensed firearm dealers are required to conduct an FBI instant background check on prospective buyers.

Chirac does not have Alzheimer's The wife of French former President Jacques Chirac has denied reports that he is suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Bernadette Chirac said in a radio interview that she was "scandalised" by the claims, little more than a month before her husband's trial for corruption. Mr Chirac, president from 1995 to 2007, is accused of


A goods train driver is being investigated for alleged involuntary manslaughter after his train collided headon with a passenger train in thick fog near the village of Hordorf in Saxony-Anhalt on Saturday night. The passenger train driver and nine passengers were killed and another 23 people were injured. Ten people are still in hospital and police have so far only managed to identify two men who died, aged 63 and 74. That’s because the eight remaining victims were not carrying identity papers and the force of the crash caused severe injuries. Investigators are checking if the goods train driver failed to respond to a stop signal.


Undercover New York City investigators bought high-powered pistols from an Arizona gun fair without undergoing a background check, even after one of them told the seller he was "probably" barred by law from gun ownership. Giffords, who is recovering from a gunshot wound to the head. Jared Loughner (pictured), 22, is being held pending trial for the attack. Without undergoing background checks to ensure they were not prohibited from gun ownership, the investigators purchased 9mm semi-

significant rainfall. She warned that further flooding in areas that have already experienced significant flooding in the last four weeks “couldn’t be ruled out if the cyclone behaves in the way it's currently predicted to do”.


Gun dealers sell pistols 'without any check' According to a report released on Monday, a team of private investigators hired by New York City visited the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix, Arizona on January 23rd, two weeks after six people were killed in a shooting at a street meeting held by Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle

reporter outside his home that his health was fine: "Do I look as if I'm not talking well? I am very well, thank you. I wish you the same good health." He does suffer from problems with walking and hearing, but Mrs Chirac said it was not clear whether these were linked to age or a vascular condition for which he had treatment in 2005.

The Colombian navy seized a boat smuggling more than a tonne of cocaine after a Navy ship chased a speed-boat along the Pacific coast of Choco province. One man was arrested but another two jumped overboard. A navy official said the cocaine seized was worth around £19m. He added that so far this year almost two tonnes of cocaine have been seized in Pacific

waters. Drug traffickers often use the remote Choco coastline to launch boats loaded with drugs heading for Panama.


Tax police hunt billions in undeclared income Italians failed to declare almost €50bn in income in 2010, a rise of 46% over the previous year, the tax authorities said on Monday. A Guardia de Finanza spokesman said more than €10bn was sent abroad to avoid tax, half of it to Luxembourg and Switzerland, hence the current drive to combat tax evasion and the underground economy. PM Silvio Berlusconi has complained that almost a quarter of Italy's economy goes untaxed while the country struggles with enormous public debt. HOLLAND

Prisoner too big for cell A 6ft 9in tall prisoner weighing 36st has gone to court over the size of his cell, which he says is inhumanely small. His lawyer said he cannot properly sleep and wants to complete his two-year sentence for fraud under house arrest. Prison officials tried to relieve his discomfort by adding an 8ft plank and an extra mattress to his bed. The lawyer said his client was not trying to get out of serving his time, “he just wants to serve it without pain".

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Risk of big quake in Chile


Scientists said on Monday that there is still a risk of a large earthquake close to the site of last February's magnitude 8.8 quake in the Maule region in central Chile.

It occurred in what scientists referred to at the time as a "seismic gap" - a zone along the converging boundary between the Nazca and South American tectonic plates that had not experienced a major quake since the one witnessed by Charles Darwin in 1835 during his famous Beagle expedition. Scientists had

therefore assumed that Maule's M8.8 quake would have released the strain that had built up in the rocks over 175 years but a new study has found that this did not happen and that in fact the pressure has increased in places. The scientists said calculations indicate the next tremor could be of

M7.5 or even M8 – but it is not possible to say when such an earthquake might happen. Last year's quake caused widespread damage to buildings and other infrastructure and also set off a tsunami that inundated the coastline. More than 500 people are known to have been killed.

EU freezes Ben Ali's assets EU foreign ministers have acceded to a request from Tunisia's new interim government to freeze the assets of ousted Tunisian President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali and his wife. Mr Ben Ali fled Tunisia two weeks ago after a series of protests against poverty and corruption, ending his 23

years in power. He and his family are accused of having enriched themselves over many years at the country's expense. Tunisia enjoyed steady economic growth under Mr Ben Ali, but many - including the young men who launched the protests in December - remained poor. The president's family

and his associates are believed to have controlled a large portion of the country's economy. EU officials said a number of associates of the deposed president may face similar sanctions. The EU is looking at resuming talks on improving trade terms with the country.

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Reformed boy band Blue are planning another kick start to their career by representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest in Dusseldorf, Germany with the song “I Can”. Their former manager Daniel Glatman said he was not so sure that it was a good idea: “It's like Lewis Hamilton entering a go-kart race. He'd be the favourite to win but, if he lost, his career would be in tatters and there'd be no coming back for the boys if this happened,” he warned. The all British band have been posting excited notices on Twitter recently saying; “Yes the rumours r true!! We r representing the uk in this yrs EUROVISION! We r really excited and cant wait till u hear the song!! ITS BIG!!!." The band consists of four singers

Simon Webbe, Lee Ryan, Duncan James and Antony Costa, who formed Blue in 2001 before splitting in 2005. The band sold around eight million records. Their big hit single “All Rise” reached number 4 in the UK charts, a chart topping second song “Too Close” was released in August 2001. There will be an hour long documentary about the band’s preparation for Eurovision which will be screened in April.


Crime CS gas used in London protest web map crashes

Five men were arrested last Thursday believed to have connections to the group Anonymous, which has claimed responsibility for a series of denial-of-service attacks launched in support of WikiLeaks. The group said that it viewed the arrests as a “declaration of War” by the British authorities, saying: “Anonymous believes that pursuing this direction is a sad mistake on your behalf. Not only does it reveal the fact that you do not seem to understand the presentday political and technological reality, we also take this as a serious declaration of war from yourself, the U.K. government, to us, Anonymous, the people.” In the meantime the extradition hearing for WikiLeaks Julian Assange is set for the 7th and 8th February.


Scot Adam Potter, 36, from Glasgow, was found on his feet and reading a map by a helicopter rescue crew just half an hour after falling 980 feet off a mountain. The rescue crew's observer, Lieutenant Tim Barker, said that they could not believe it was him at first. “It seemed impossible,” he said, but they traced a vertical line up from where they found him to where he had fallen and found bits of his kit that had fallen off him as he fell. The lieutenant added: “It was incredible. He must have just glanced off the outcrops as he fell, almost flying.” Mr Potter said that he lost his footing on some ice

A street by street guide which tells internet users where crimes have been committed near their homes was this week launched by the Home Office. It is the first time information like this has been released anywhere in the world. It tells users about the type of crime committed and which police officers are responsible for their area. But by yesterday the site had crashed, overwhelmed after between 4m and 5m people looked at it every hour after it was launched. David Moore, director of Rock Kitchen Harris, the firm which developed the site, said the demand had been “crazy” and the problem was “temporary”.

Police have confirmed that CS spray was used on a female protester who was one of 20 from protest group Uncut taking part in a sit-in in a Boots store in central London. The protesters claim Boots is avoiding tax by registering abroad. But a spokeswoman for the store said that their Swiss registration reflected the international nature of the company. It was also revealed that staff at the Boots store helped to treat some of the protesters affected by the spray, which Scotland Yard says “could not cause lasting damage”. Later, the woman was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage. Around 30 Uncut protests had been planned against the company across the UK. In Lewes, East Sussex, five people were arrested for public order offences for blocking the entrance to the town's

while climbing the near vertical eastern face of the 3589 foot high Sgurr Choinnick Mor with 24 other climbers, and when found was “shaking from head to foot” from emotional strain. He said that once he started falling he rapidly gained speed and, as he slowed himself down, would go over yet

branch of Boots including a 60-year-old man and three women aged 43, 47 and 70. And in Brighton aound 20 people targeted the North Street branch where they were removed from the store but no arrests were made. Uncut describes itself as “an army of citizen volunteers determined to make wealthy tax avoiders pay”, and claims retailers such as Boots deprive the UK taxpayer of huge sums of money by being registered in Switzerland, where taxes are far lower. Responding to the criticisms the Boots spokeswoman said: "If we had registered in Switzerland purely for tax reasons there are many other countries that we could have considered." She added that they had contributed to the UK's finances through increased business rates and National Insurance contributions resulting from the

another cliff edge and gain speed again. He added that he had lost his hat and gloves on the way down so immediately put on his spares and started walking around when his fall came to an end.. Mr Potter suffered from a minor chest injury and cuts and bruises but was otherwise in good health.

expansion of the brand. One of the founding members of Uncut, Daniel Garvin, 26, said the idea was formed by 10 friends chatting about the austerity cuts in a north London pub in October. He said the original plan was to see if they could "get the issue of tax avoidance by massive corporations" on to the political agenda by staging one protest action against Vodafone. The group's main targets are Vodafone and Sir Philip Green, whose retail empire includes Topshop, and Burton. Subsequent protests have forced Topshop's stores in Oxford Street, London, and Manchester's Arndale shopping centre to close. The group likes to be seen as a decentralised and organic movement empowered by individuals. It currently has more than 9,000 Facebook members and 11,000 Twitter followers.

A British company has invented artificial “petrol”, which emits no greenhouse gases and could cost as little as 19 p a litre at the pumps. Oxfordshire based firm Cella Energy has been developing a fuel using hydrogen, which is currently much cheaper than oil. The first road tests of the new fuel are planned to take place next year and, if all went to plan, the new fuel could be available within three to five years. It would be unlikely to cost motorists 19p a litre Government taxes would push it to 60p.But it would mean big savings, without the need to modify cars.

Pint goes up in price The price of a pint of beer could rise this year by as much as 10%, or 30p, as the soaring cost of barley adds to increases in duty and VAT, according to a study for The Grocer magazine. An increase of between 4.25% to 6.5% will come from the government's duty escalator, which climbs annually by the rate of inflation plus 2%, the trade magazine reported. On top of that brewers are having to spend more on ingredients, packaging and distribution, the study discovered. Experts were predicting that British barley prices in particular - already up 90% in 2010 - would rise even higher as global barley production was set to fall by 43% on last year's volumes to a four-year low as farmers switched to more lucrative crops such as wheat.




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Local News Torrox tunnel radar goes into action Drivers speeding through the tunnel on the A-7 at Torrox at more than 100kph will now be fined. The time-linked radar, which was installed there on December 22nd for a test run, photographs vehicles entering and leaving the tunnel and the time it takes for them to get through indicates if they have observed the speed limit. During the test period, drivers who exceeded the limit

received a letter signed by Traffic Authority chief Pere Navarro reminding them that speeding was responsible for one in four accidents in Spain. But the system went “live” on Monday and next time they will get a fine of up to €600 and lose six points. This means there are

Mafiosos obtain police data The names and home addresses of at least eight policeman who participated in the dismantling of a criminal gang in July 2007 have ended up in the hands of the people they arrested because the data was not protected adequately enough. A spokesman for the police union SUP, which denounced the case to Police general director Francisco Puerta on

January 20th, told reporters: “We're talking about a gang that has already killed one Guardia Civil. This is really serious, it's the worst thing that can happen to a policeman.” The information was contained in the statements made by the policemen concerned after a judge asked for an internal investigation to verify that the raids carried out during the breaking up of the ring had been legal.

now two such radars in Spain – the other one is installed in the Guadarrama tunnel on the AP-6 in Madrid. Another four will be installed by the end of the year – two more in Madrid and one at the Negrón tunnel on the AP-66 which unites Asturias and León.

Probable election date revealed While most of the regional governments hold their elections on the same date as the municipal elections (May 22nd this year), Andalucia is one of the few exceptions. Regional premier José Antonio Griñan told reporters on Monday that the regional election will “probably” be held on the first Sunday in March, that is, the 4th. In 2008, it was held the same day as the general election, which in recent years has been held on the second Sunday in March.

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Marbella. Despite having received unfavourable reports from several official environment-related bodies, Coin council has given it the go-ahead – behind the people's backs, according to the ONG. The organisation has invited people who oppose

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Guardia 'free' captive wolf The Guardia Civil's Nature Protection Service, Seprona, removed an Iberian wolf, an American eagle and a ferret they found at a small finca in Palos de la Frontera in Huelva province last week after they found the owner

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Pensioner Antonio Ramirez and his wife Vivian, who live near the Balcon de Europa, Nerja, nearly collapsed when they opened the electricity bill for the last two months of last year – for a mere €7,264. “How on earth am I going to pay that, on a pension of €600 a month,” he asked reporters. “I couldn't pay it now or any time in the future either.” He

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Dog on the door step Whisky, a missing border Terrier from Mijas Costa featured in last week’s paper finally turned up under his own steam last Saturday morning. Much to his owner’s relief, the golf ballloving, troublesome terrier

was sitting on the door step when they returned from their morning walk. Thanks goes out to all the readers for keeping a watchful eye for the cat-chasing canine who was absent for the best part of a week.

The Guardia Civil want to talk to a man seen on the outskirts of Arriate at 7 am on January 13th, the day 13-year-old Maria Esther Jimenez was killed. The man, aged between 40 and 40, entered a bar to use the phone to call a taxi. There was no phone and he was last seen on the road towards Ronda, and has since disappeared without trace. The Guardia questioned youths from two neighbouring towns across the border in Cadiz province who sometimes visit Arriate at weekends, after the girl's parents told them she had received threatening letters on what looked like paper from a school notebook.

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First water taxi service for Costa Representatives of Yachting Perfection International were in Malaga port last week to meet the delivery of the first British-made water taxi which will soon be in service from Malaga to Marbella, with stops in between. A spokesman for Yachting Perfection, which has an office in Fuengirola, said the company is negotiating with local manufacturers to build the rest of the fleet which, it is hoped, will be in service by Easter week. Each taxi costs €120,000 and takes three months to build. The authorities in Benalmadena, Fuengirola and Marbella have already given permission for the

taxi service to call in there and negotiations are under way with Puerto Banus. The spokesman said the aim was to extend the service eastwards as far as Nerja and westwards as far as Gibraltar by the end of the year. The taxis, which can carry 12 passengers, will run all year, unless bad weather keeps them in port. Fares have not been decided on yet but they will

range from €10-12 from Malaga to Benalmadena, a run of about 20 minutes, and €25-30 to Marbella. The Malaga taxi service, to be called Aqua Taxi, is the first in Spain as well as the Mediterranean. In the long term, Yachting Perfection hopes to have franchises in Barcelona, Valencia, Alicante, Cadiz and Seville.

Vouchers for visitors to Marbella Tourism has changed drastically because of the economic crisis. Coaches no longer drop dozens of tourists outside hotels, as people find it cheaper to go online and work out their own itineraries. As a result, some 140 businesses in Marbella

have decided to keep abreast of the times and provide a book of vouchers costing €35 for visitors to the old part of town, which also includes two hours of free parking at the market and Avenida del Mar car parks. The vouchers will be

valid in museums, shops, bas and restaurants. A spokesman for the Marbella Old Town Business Association said the book of vouchers will be available at hotels in the town and eventually along the whole Costa.


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Police arrest mafiosos The National Police have arrested three members of the Calabrian mafia – one in Almeria and two in Marbella – in connection with a robbery at the Cajasol in Cadiz last November and another at the post office in Torremolinos on January 17th. The three have long criminal records in Italy and came to Spain to escape increased police activity against the gang. The National Police, who had been tracking their movements since the Cadiz bank robbery, said they were planning another heist in Almeria. ANDALUCIA

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While the unemployment rate rose to its highest level for 11 years in the rest of Spain in the last quarter of 2010, there was a very small drop of 0.19% in Andalucia as a whole – to 28.3% - the second highest rate in the country after the Canary Islands. Unemployment rose to over 30% - 10% above the national average - in Malaga, Cadiz and Huelva but this was offset by drops in the rate in Almeria, Jaen and Seville. HUELVA

Mass arrest of copper thieves The New Year brought no respite from the copper thieves, or for them – as the Guardia Civil arrested 23 members of a network believed to have carried out 60 thefts of copper in the province last year. The Guardia seized four tons of the metal at a scrap yard in the provincial capital, as well as two lorries used by the thieves. Electricity cables are a favourite target and several towns in the province were left without electricity last year as a result.

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To vote or not to vote

The big pact



he results of a very small poll published in another English language freebie have saddened me greatly. I don’t know how many people the paper interviewed but I’m assuming that the ones which appeared were representative of the response. Asked whether they intended to vote in the upcoming local elections, two said no because there was too much corruption, the rest seemed to be largely uninterested and only one said she would like to vote but didn’t know enough about the political parties.


he News intends to put that right with a series of articles about the parties and their aims starting very shortly. I had intended to start writing them in late March – the elections are on May 22nd – but I’ll have to bring them forward for the simple reason that EU residents will get another chance register with their local town halls from April 4th to 11th, when by law they have to carry out a final check of the census.


think the lack of an organised movement puts off many people. If their Spanish is not up to scratch they can't access sources of information and only get a very limited vision of what's happening in the country from the English-language press. And most people think that those who lust for power go into politics.


ut it isn’t just about power. It’s also about “making a difference”, “righting wrongs”, getting things done”, to mention just a few of the clichés that are trotted out by the professional politicians when they’re after your vote. The simple truth is that your vote can make a difference and I’m only going to put forward one example where this could be done.

Barcelona another judge ruled in favour of a couple who said the bank only reduced their mortgage debt by the amount they got for the flat when it was auctioned – around €40,000, when in fact it had been valued at €72,000.


he consumers’ organisation Facua has seized on these two rulings and wants the government to bring pressure to bear on the banks to get the rulings applied everywhere else.


he Catalan regional government has also announced that it intends to take over empty housing, whoever it belongs to – the banks or the builders – and rent them cheaply to people, like those on the dole or young people who are still living with their parents, who have no other way of getting a roof over their heads. No-one seems to know exactly how many empty houses and flats there are in Spain, but the most conservative estimate seems to be around 800,000. If the Catalan government goes ahead with this votecatching plan, no doubt other regions will follow suit.


he two couples involved in the cases mentioned above were not backed by any organisation. They felt they were being unfairly treated and did something about it.


ll it needs is for a few people in each town and village in the province to get together and decide what they would like to see put right. They should then approach the political parties with a list of demands - not requests – and you can bet your boots that after the politicians look at the names of the people registered to vote in their town, they'll start seeing foreign residents in a different light. And once a few have made the move, others will follow. Go on – give it a try.


know many people are wondering if their homes are legal or not – even when they’re completely legal – because we’ve been reading too many horror stories about demolitions in recent months. The Junta de Andalucia is about to reveal its allegedly final Territorial Plan which will involve legalising as many properties as possible – something the local councils were instructed to do a couple of years back. Unfortunately, the local councils are a law unto themselves and, like the good bureaucrats they are, they tend to interpret laws and regulations in their own inimitable way. But a group of a few determined people could start changing all that, and if two recent legal rulings are anything to go by, they will probably find the judges are on their side. Currently, when people have their homes repossessed by the banks, they still have to pay off the mortgage. When a couple in Navarra contested this in court, the judge ruled in their favour and told the bank it was immoral. He told the bank to come to a better arrangement with the couple. In


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ll of a sudden Zapatero is popping up on the screen again and Rubalcaba seems to have disappeared. Has the constant speculation about his successor getting to him? He told a party rally on Sunday to forget about the general election and concentrate on working for a better future for Spain. I predicted last week that Zapatero is capable of running again – despite the odds – and I may turn out to be right. If he does, he'll suffer the sort of humiliating defeat that someone of his temperament will find hard to swallow. But that's his problem, not ours.

rime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero seems to have scored a major victory with his brokering of a far-reaching social and economic pact with labour leaders and big business. It was a coup that few expected, especially this late in the game. Last year, when labour broke with the Socialists following the government’s job reform law that irked both the workers’ leaders and big business, it seemed that there would never ever be any love lost between the prime minister and the heads of the UGT and CCOO. Then came pension reform and Zapatero’s drive to push the retirement age to 67. The UGT and CCOO threatened to hold another general strike if the government didn’t cancel its plans, putting their strained-relationship into a boiling cauldron.


ut late night deals, including a pledge made by the government to include labour into future negotiations when it presents new laws in other fields and allow people to continue to retire at 65 if they have a certain number of contributions paid, won Zapatero his ambitious pact. Now the employers’ groups have also signed in. What exactly does the accord mean? The Socialists will now be expected to consult with labour and employers’ groups when it comes to drafting new laws in research and development, and energy, as well as fine-tuning the labour reform package. It will also bring a sense of stability for Spain’s image abroad, which has been battered by the markets and financial speculation. Investors, we hope, will now see that there is a drive for joint cooperation among the country’s major political and social forces to get this economy rolling again.


he opposition Popular Party, as well as most of the minor parties, has said that they will sign on to the pact – a brand of cooperation that hasn’t been seen in years. We just hope that someone in government or on the other side does not do anything rash, such as demonstrating little flexibility, to jeopardize the pact. The government and the unions have come a long way by shifting gears from confrontational mode to finally sitting down at the same table.



here is an explosive scandal brewing in Argentina concerning last month’s discovery in Barcelona of a chartered airplane that was carrying nearly one ton of cocaine. Catalonia authorities arrested three men after the plane made a landing at El Prat airport on January 2nd. The three – two brothers and a friend – are all sons of top military officials in Argentina. No connection has been made between the 994-kilo

shipment and the military, but a judge has already been looking into suspicions that someone in the Argentine armed forces may have known about the plane and its contraband cargo.


judge in Buenos Aires has already subpoenaed 18 military officers to question them about their knowledge in the case. Spanish authorities have already turned over their part of the investigation to their Argentine counterparts. One of the more juicy pieces of evidence to surface is that the private jet had been on an air force base near the city of Moron in Argentina before it left for Barcelona. Argentine Defence Minister Arturo Puricelli said last week that the issue has caused a lot of discontent in the military. “Here no one can say that the armed forces are involved in this affair. They have been affected by the sad circumstance that these suspects undoubtedly had some connections to the air force,” he said. One of the men is the son of a general who had served as Argentina’s chief of staff during the 1990s.


t is difficult to imagine how much room a ton of cocaine takes up and how these men really believed that they could sneak in such a gargantuan amount into Spain without anybody noticing. No doubt they were counting on help from someone already on Spanish territory. The case hasn’t played big in the Spanish press, and it is still unclear what information the defendants have given to authorities here that could ignite an official judicial inquiry in the Southern Cone country. What is apparent is that Spain still continues to be the narco-gateway to the rest Europe and we will be seeing more cases such as these in the future.

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Community New fundraising efforts Marbella Ladies Golfing Association announces plans for 2011 Marbella Ladies Golfing Association is a friendly association which welcomes ladies of all abilities living or holidaying in Marbella to come and enjoy a game of golf. It’s an excellent way to enjoy life to the full on the wonderful courses of the Costa del Sol while keeping fit, making friends and meeting business contacts. This organisation has been combining a love of golf with a passion for giving back to the community since 2007. Last year the association raised over €4,000 for Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice and the Malaga orphanage Cuidad de los

Niños. Founder Beatriz Crawford-Carse explains: “Since setting up Marbella LGA in 2006, I was determined that we would contribute to the community. Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice is battling to stay open and care for its patients and Cuidad de los Niños has many children relying on them so it’s vital that they can count on regular donations from organisations such as ours. “We will now be adding a small donation to the cost of each event we run. As we negotiate discounts with the courses, it will still cost less for our members, but

we can be building up a fund throughout the year. “Of course, we will still be organizing our charity events as well and hope the business community can help us via sponsorship and the golfers will give generously. Our aim is to double our total from this year and raise €8,000 for these charities during 2011, a target I am sure we can reach with hard work and generosity from the residents and golfers of Marbella.” To find out about joining the Marbella LGA or sponsoring an event please visit

Golden golf for Cudeca

The Annual Cudeca Cup fundraising golf competition held on Campo Asia, raised almost €6,000 for the organization which provides palliative care, free of charge, to patients suffering from advanced cancer. Over €115,000 has been raised by this tournament since

the event began in 1994. The overall winner of this Stableford competition was resort resident and past club captain James Reid, with 38 points. The main prizes in the raffle went to laCala&You cardholders Patrick and Suzzane Jones.

The President and founder of Cudeca, Joan Hunt O.B.E., expressed her gratitude to all the people who supported the competition, including David Leadbetter Golf Academy at La Cala who organized funny competitions to raise extra money.

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Year of the Rabbit This week lends itself to the celebrations of the Chinese New Year. The symbol for this year is the Rabbit and people born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999 are articulate, talented, and ambitious. They are virtuous, reserved, and have excellent taste. Rabbit people are admired, trusted, and are often financially lucky. They are fond of gossip but are tactful and generally kind. Rabbit people seldom lose their temper. They are clever at business and being conscientious, never back out of a contract. They would make good gamblers for they have the uncanny gift of choosing the right thing.

Iceland hamper raises money for charity

Employees from Iceland in Mijas recently donated a Christmas hamper to be raffled off for charity in the store cafeteria and managed to raise a much appreciated 118€ for the Hospice Centre located in Benalmádena. Laura Haggis from Cudeca was delighted to collect the funds from Anne at the Miramar branch and expressed her gratitude to all the employees at Iceland for their continuous support.

CUDECA volunteers lunch Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice held its annual volunteers luncheon recently.

supporters, including friends and also staff from diverse departments within the Hospice.

The event is a dedication to all the volunteers who help in the day to day running of the Hospice, work in the 12 Cudeca charity shops and those who attend to the patients. The event was very well attended with 175 Cudeca

Following the superb luncheon, Dr. Marisa Martín, chief executive and medical director, and Rafael Olalla, financial director, expressed their heartfelt appreciation to all the volunteers for their dedicated work during the

past year. Marjorie Rodriguez and Gill Henney from Estepona, with Joan Carter who works in the Fuengirola charity shop, were awarded for having reached the grand age of 80 and are still working, each with more than 5 years of service to the Hospice. Natividad Lillo proceeded with the grand raffle and the lucky winners

took home fabulous prizes kindly donated by local friends and businesses. It was a great opportunity for all the Cudeca supporters to get together. For more information on Cudeca and how to become a volunteer, please contact the Hospice Centre on 952 564 910 or e-mail

David The Dogman Why cats scratch part three

PERSUADING YOUR CAT TO USE THE POST, NOT ITS EXISTING SCRATCHING AREA This old area should be covered with a nonscratchable substance like plastic Perspex from a DIY store, transparent stair covering, or tinfoil. The new scratching area should mimic the old – ie horizontal if the old area is horizontal, vertical at the same height as the old. Place the post in front of, or over the previous scratching area/item. If the cat uses the replacement, you can then move the scratching post or device, if movable, a few inches every 3 days, to a better area in the house. When its new scratch post is well established, you can remove the plastic cover off the old area. If the cat continues to scratch the old area, this is because it is more attractive than the scratch post. The old area still SMELLS like the place to scratch so the

cat keeps topping it up. If you can do so, cover this area with something that can be transferred to the scratching post. Ie. a small piece of cloth or newspaper which, once it is impregnated by the scratch scent, can be tacked on to the scratching post. You can also try putting Repel-all, Pet Behave training spray or oil of citronella on the old unwanted (to you) scratching area. Or rub orange peel on it. Tack cooking foil on the affected area. Best of all (for looks) is a product called Sticky Paws sometimes found in mail order catalogues like Lakeland 01539 488100. Check with Or buy double sided carpet tape or double sided Sellotape from a DIY or carpet store. This is what I use on furniture and it works. Much cheaper but not nice looking. Part 4 next week.

ICE AGM notice The International Club of Estepona will be holding their annual general meeting of the club on Thursday, March 3rd, in the Club House at Bahia Dorada, Entrada 4 or 5 at km 149 on the A7. The first

call is at 10am and the second call 10.30am. All members are invited to attend. For further information call Jackie Simmonds on 952 797 921. Or visit

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Dave & Suzanne Howarth Coin A big “thank you!” to Kym and her team at The News for the safe return of our stolen car. Within two days of the advert being shown in the paper, we received a call from a man called Daryl saying that our car was parked in his street in Rivera Del Sol near Miraflores and his wife said it had been there for a few days. Without the report and picture in The News, it could have been sitting there for weeks!

Clive Irwin I feel I have to respond to your article 'Coin Graffiti' by Jane Newman and what I see as irresponsible reporting. Yes, my daughter’s name is included in that list but, after some investigation, we have established only some of the names listed were the culprits of which she is not one, as are the majority, and by listing all the names they will all be deemed responsible under the tag 'guilt by association'. Grafffiti, as we all know, is an unacceptable blight on our society and can never be condoned but I wonder if your 'reporter' has ever walked around Coin and viewed all the graffiti, clearly done by the Spanish, (which seems to be a national pastime), and noted all the Spanish names that appear, I think not. This is biased reporting at its worst. Writing such an article without researching the subject properly will only fuel the bad feeling held by some locals towards the English and will not help the integration process at all, and by simply including ' Of course, not all of them will have been graffiti'd by the people

Jan Hunt Some weeks ago ARCH, The Andalucian Rescue Centre For Horses (and donkeys), was in negotiations with Alfonso at Los Arcos Centro Hipico to rent part of his installations to house some of our rescued animals. However, his lawyer advised that the terms of his licence did not permit him to sub let space to our charity on a permanent basis, with all the guarantees that ARCH would wish.

The Guardia were called and, after they checked it over, we were told to get a report from the station so we could drive it home. This was not as easy as it sounds. We spent two and a half hours driving round trying to find the correct Guardia office to get the report. Eventually our friend Andy who was driving us managed to find it. “Hooray!”, we all screamed.

We collected our report and drove the car home. So we would like to thank again, Kym and her team, Daryl and his wife for calling us, Andy and Caroline for their help and driving us around and our friend Cynthia for calling the police. We recommend The News to anyone who wants to make sure people read their advertising, reports, events etc., it certainly worked for us!

Stargazing By Ken Campbell

If you would like to be kept up to date or take part in any of the events then go to

Set sail For the stars For over 50 years now we have been using rockets to travel in space but it has always been a dream to use a cheaper, more effective, method.

Villafranco themselves' in the article does not help as the damage has already been done by mentioning all the names in the first place. Your 'reporter' also intimated that the parents were bored due to lack of work. Let me inform you now that out of all the names listed, the parents of all but one are gainfully employed and contributing into the system, and the one that isn't? Well that would be me, a retired UK police officer. Perhaps a little more thought ought to go into reporting such matters in the future. Finally, all those named, guilty or not, will be cleaning off the graffiti which will hopefully put an end to this sorry episode. Editor replies: Yes, it is a sad fact that ugly graffiti is on walls, lifts and all manner of surfaces these days with English and Spanish names. I remember when it was used here in Spain pretty much only for political comment but nowadays it seems that it’s sadly just names of who “woz ‘ere” and who loves whoever “4 eva”. There is a school of thought

A.R.C.H. Since the space available was really too small and required a lot of expensive refurbishment, by mutual agreement ARCH decided to look for more suitable permanent premises. In the meantime CYD Santa Maria Rescue Centre have been able to use the vacant stabling at Los Arcos, which is good news because it is the welfare of the animals that is important.

that graffiti in some forms is modern art and in certain areas a wall is given over to the subject so that there is somewhere appropriate to practice their art. As you say in your letter the article clearly stated that the people whose names were written on the play items may well not have been the ones to have written them there and, if I were them, I'd be having a serious word about the ‘artists’ putting my name to anything without my permission! I understand that it was a matter of just two people doing the writing. You are obviously a responsible parent who has bothered to investigate the incident and do something about it - along with some of the other parents - therefore the article worked insofar as the play area will be cleaned up. The article was not meant to imply that the parents of those mentioned in particular were the ones that are bored and not gainfully employed. The fact is though that we are constantly told by ex-pats who don't work here that they are bored and can't find anything to do.

Well, last Saturday January 28th that dream took one step closer to reality with the first ever sailboat in space! Back in November 2010 NASA launched a medium sized rocket into low Earth orbit; on board were several separate satellites but also a bread bin sized package containing a huge sail, the Nanosail D2. At first it was thought to be a failure when the sail failed to deploy but inexplicably the Nanosail suddenly popped out of its packaging and the 100 square foot sail spread its wings like a butterfly emerging from a cocoon and began transmitting data back to mission control.

At first the ship would need to be set on its way using conventional rocket power but as the fuel ran out then it could deploy its huge sail and harness the power of the sun. This is what the Nanosail is testing in space right now and although it is only 10 feet X 10 feet it still has enough sail area to produce movement. Its gossamer like wings were folded down into a box less than the size of a bread bin and weighing less than 10 pounds but it has the potential to haul spacecraft many times its own weight and size. It is currently flying about 400 miles above the earth carrying out manoeuvres.

The days of costly, dangerous, unreliable and relatively slow rockets could be a thing of the past with the advent of sail powered travel. ‘Hang on!’ I hear you say, ‘there’s no wind in Space to propel the sail along’.

And you can get involved! NASA, in association with are running a competition to photograph the Nanosail either through a telescope or just by catching an image as it passes over your area - if the sun catches the silver sail just right it could appear as bright as the full Moon. 1st prize is $500, 2nd prize $200 with $100 going to third. Competition details at The Nanosail is currently not visible from southern Spain but I’ll keep you informed if and when it becomes visible.

If you hold your hands out to the sun what do you feel? Heat, of course. But also there is pressure as well – though you've never noticed it, because it's so tiny - it is called the solar wind. The Aurora or northern lights is caused by the solar wind striking the Earth’s atmosphere. Over the area of your hands, it only comes to about a millionth of an ounce. But out in space, even a pressure as small as that can be important. The solar wind also travels very fast through space, theoretically as fast as the speed of light. So a huge solar sail possibly hundreds of square miles in size could capture this solar wind and travel through the solar system faster than ever before.

Ironically, the Nanosail success comes on the exact day of the 25th anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. It was on January 28th 1986 that the Challenger Shuttle exploded less than 2 minutes after launch killing all seven astronauts on board including school teacher Christa McAuliffe, the first civilian in space. RIP Challenger.

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Your weekly entertainment Guide InsIde tHIs week special Valentine’s evening meals triple A Open day, Ojen Road, Marbella, Feb 13th Fashion sale at el Palomar, Coin, February 11th

History rubs shoulders with sci-fi in Valencia

Written by Andrea MacLean

You still have time to hit warp speed and head to Valencia, the first city in Europe to host a massive Star Trek exhibition on loan from the United States.


f you are a fan of the show and would love to take Captain Jean-Luc Picard’s seat on the bridge of the Starship Enterprise then you can. The exhibition allows visitors to see the props and costumes as well as to be beamed aboard the Next Generation’s craft, to walk onto a replica of the bridge, to sit in the captain’s chair and say “make it so”, to enjoy a flight simulation, and all for just €7.50 a ticket.


he entrance fee also gives you access to the Marvel Superheroes Exhibition – what more could the comic sci-fi fan ask for? You will have to hit warp speed 7 though, because the exhibition finishes on February 22nd and will be heading to another part of Europe.


o why was it premiered in Valencia in the first place? Well, that could be

because it is housed in one of the most architecturally spectacular buildings in Spain – the City of Arts and Sciences, which itself smacks of the 24th century with its space age cutting edge design. And it’s one of the reasons why Valencia is so firmly on the map as a place to visit.


t’s the third largest city in Spain, after Madrid and Barcelona, and was hard hit by Franco for being the capital of the Republic during the Spanish Civil War after the fall of Madrid.It was a grimy port, which hid its ancient splendours under a layer of grimness. But that has changed over the last few years. The jewels in its historic centre have been lovingly burnished and it has set the bar high with the new architecture near the port. Valencia and the surrounding region has long been known for fruit and vegetables and it is famously the home of

paella. But the city in the 21st century is now being driven by its culture and sport and Valencia has been designated European Capital of Sport for 2011.


uge investment was made in the city when it hosted the America’s Cup in 2007 and the breathless pace has not let up. It now boasts the Formula 1 racetrack – the European Grand Prix takes place at the end of June – which loops around the Port America’s Cup, created from the old harbour, plus a showcase tennis court. The fabulous City of Arts and Sciences – which looks breath taking against the Mediterranean blue sky – has been built on land reclaimed from the course of the River Turia. Walk through the park to the Fine Arts Museum, which has the best collections in Spain after the Prado, and carry on walking to discover the

contemporary museum.



hey are symbols of the modern Valencia and demonstrate a level of investment that has turned Valencia into a vibrant major port – and has certainly put it on the map with the major cruise lines, who include the city in their itinerary. But let us not forget the older part of the town. This is the town recaptured from the Moors by El Cid. He died here in 1099 but his body, propped on his horse,was led out through the gates and the ruse was enough to cause the Moorish army to flee in fear.


ts historic centre has been burnished and refurbished. Work has been done to the ancient Moorish walls, 19th century palatial homes have been lovingly restored, and facades gleam everywhere. The maze-like Barrio del

Carmen is the most interesting area to wander around and the distinctive feature of Valencia architecture – its elaborate Baroque facades – are seen everywhere.In the cathedral museum is a gold and agate cup, the Santo Caliz, which is said to be the Holy Grail, used by Christ at the last supper.


nd of course Valencia is home to some of the noisiest and riotous fiestas in Spain. So if you cannot make it in time to see the Star Trek exhibition why not pencil in a visit to see Las Fallas de San José from March 15th to 19th. It heralds the coming of Spring and is celebrated with huge firework displays and bonfires and, famously, on the last day huge statues of wood and papier-maché are set ablaze – these can represent politicians, footballers, film stars or anybody ripe to be

satirised. In the second week of July the townspeople turn out for the Feria de Julio and celebrate with bullfights, music concerts and “the battle of the flowers”.


rom the Costa del Sol it’s an easy enough if long drive to Valencia. But why not let the train take the strain. Just a few years back the train journey from Malaga to the rather beautifully tiled Nord station, very close to the heart of the town, took 8 hours. Mind you, the train left Malaga on the dot, and arrived in Valencia exactly on time.Now though, with the advent of the high speed AVE, the journey takes half the time. So, why not take a few days out to visit one of Spain’s most important cities – where space age architecture rubs shoulders with a cultural heritage in the most satisfying way.

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International Club Estepona - busy agenda

rEstAurAntE El rio

Buy 2 Pizza’s and get 2 Soft drinks for free with take away Open 12:00 to late every day

Welcomes you to the new year Re-opening on 4th February following vacations, to enjoy their usual high standard of service and food 3 Course Lunch Menu. €10. 50 3 Course Evening Menu €12. 50 Full a la Carte Menu available

Also BAr El rio For fantastic tapas, drinks, raciones and typical Spanish specialities Open 12.00 noon till 4.30 / 7.00 till late (Closed Sundays and Monday lunchtime)

Phone: 952 58 72 19

952 664 311 - 691 406 453

Avenida Jesus Santos Cautivo 7 Los Boliches, 29640 Fuengirola

Calle Francisco Cano, 60, Los Boliches, Fuengirola

CASA KON-TIKI TAKE AWAYS Pure White Cod & Chips The Best Haddock & Chips Wholetail Scampi & Chips Battered Sausage & Chips Home-made Curry & Rice Hot Chilli & Rice Double beefburger & Chips Lasagne etc., etc., etc., ALL AT €5 EACH! Sides all €1 each: Mushy peas, Curry sauce, Beans, Gravy, Bread rolls etc. ALL DAY 7 DAYS A WEEK 12 NOON ‘TIL 10PM

Chris The Dish: 667 842 359 John The Fish: 678 292 792

2nd street behind Yaramar Hotel, Los Boliches

Visit us at

Valentines Celebrations 7.30 for 8.00pm. A romantic supper, cabaret, followed by live music. Monday February 14th: Film Night 8.00 for 8.30pm. Wednesday February 16th: Malaga Trip to classic car museum or visit dolls house museum. Time for lunch and shopping. Friday February 25th: music, supper and dancing Night 7.30 for 8.00pm. An evening of music from Andre Rieu. For further regular events visit the website: ICE is based at Urbanisation Bahia Dorada, Entrada 4 or 5 at km 149, A7, Estepona 29680. You can call them on 952 802 549 and don’t forget that new members are welcome.

Circus in Coin! The world famous circus “Circus Berlin” has arrived in Coin and will be having shows from the 4th to the 8th February starting at

EL MOJITO Plaza de Remo La Carihuela Torremolinos

952 057 062 SPECIAL OFFER! 8oz entrecôte steak with all trimmings & bottle Rioja - only €20 per couple

Monday & Thursday Quiz Night Tuesday & Wednesday Live Football from 8:45pm Friday Siobhan - female vocalist from Dublin Fun for all ages Saturday Night Life - comedy vocal duo Not to be missed!! Sunday “Mr Blue Eyed Soul” Danny Stone

*FREE ENTRY* Shows start at 9.30pm. Open all day.

6.30pm in the Big Top on the ground next to La Trocha. You are also invited to visit their zoo during the day.



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The Fish and Chips Emporium of the Coast

The International Club of Estepona meets every Sunday from 12.30 to 2.30pm and every Tuesday from 11.00am to 2pm and the bar is open for drinks and tapas. Every Thursday from 10.30am to 2pm the bar is open for drinks and lunch with the weekly meeting being held prior to lunch at 11.30am. New members are always welcome. There are a lot of dates to be put in the diary, and special events already arranged for February are: Friday February 4th: Fish and Chip Supper- 7.30 for 8.00pm. Members 9, guests 11. Tickets required. Wednesday February 9th: Ladies and Gents Lunches. Friday February 11th: Quiz Night. Saturday February 12th:

Wednesday 2nd Alexandra Avery Thursday 3rd Lesley Harrison Friday 4th Kevin “Copper Nitrate” Saturday 5th Mad Terry Sunday 6th Adele Lee Peters Monday 7th Terri Fox Natalie Monroe Karaoke after midnight Tuesday 8th Feb Jordana + Cher tribute Karaoke from midnight every night with Mad Terry and Tommo

Café Now Open 8pm ‘til late for Late Night Snacks

LIVSEIC MU Av Antonio Machado Benalmadena Tel.: 645404911

685 825 687 MONTEMAR

Restaurante The Village Inn

Happy Hour from 6 to 7

pool table dart boards football Open everyday frOm 10 till 23

Carib Playa, Opposite OpenCor, km 196, N340

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Grab a bargain at bazaar in Marbella This week-end coming, from Friday 4th, until Sunday 6th February there will be a bazaar in aid of Horizonte Proyecto Hombre at the Palacio de Congresos. This marquee, situated on the Prince Alfonso Hohenlohe Boulevard at the entrance to Marbella, is an ideal place to hold the bazaar, a warm meeting place with adjacent free parking.

with the participation of the local authorities will take place around 6 p.m. on Friday with a welcome drink offered to all the assistants.

Activities will include musical shows, competitions, games, plus food and tapas available at a bar set up by enthusiastic volunteers.

Multiple stalls will be selling clothes, shoes, accessories, household equipment, items of decoration, books, cds, cakes and jams donated by shops and private donors, all at incredible prices.

Thanks to the Town Hall and all their helpers Horizonte is celebrating its 30th anniversary. All are welcome to come along and find a bargain at this spectacular bazaar!

Lunch! The CHAIN animal charity is holding a ladies lunch (well behaved gentlemen also welcome!! ) at Aguamania on Thursday February 17th at 1.30 p.m. Come and enjoy lunch, a chat and a presentation on Insectaflora (what's lurking in your garden?) A free lemongrass cutting for all who attend. Plant sale. All the above and a buffet lunch for €8. Tickets available from the CHAIN shop in La Trocha. Further enquires phone Denise on 952 453 829.

The official inauguration

Triple A open day

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Free bottle house wine with every 4 evening meals! Free orange juice with 4 course meals!

Monday 18.30 - 23.30 Tuesday / Sunday 13.00 16.00 / 18.30 - 23.30 Free easy parking available

RESERVATIONS 952453745 / 610317980 Calle Maria Zambrano, 7 - 29100 Coin MALAGA Triple A (Amigos de Animales Abandonado) are holding an open day at the animal shelter on Sunday February 13th at Carretera Ojen. You can find the shelter just a few minutes up the hill from La Cañada shopping centre in Marbella. There will be stalls of all sorts, including food and drink, starting at mid-day. Call Bettina on 952 771 586 for any further information.


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INTERNET HOTSPOT Fish & Chips Friday Night Eat In or Take Away €7.50 Sunday Lunch - 2 courses for €8.50pp 1.30 - 6.00pm Meal Deal: buy one, get 2nd half price! Weds nights - everybody welcome - darts night




This Week !

Monday & Thursday Belly Dancing 10.30am €5 per session Wednesdays 8.30pm Bingo - jackpot €400 Quiz - jackpot €120 Fri 4th February Atlantic Crossing All the greats from 60s to modern day Sunday Pool and Darts competitions from 2pm More info:654 396 651


MUMTAZ MAHAL Indian Restaurante

Come and enjoy the best of Indian cuisine in our newly refurbished airconditioned restaurant or dine on our fabulous terrace

Menu del Dia 3 courses €9,95 Take-away service NEW 2011 MENU WITH PRICES REDUCED BY UP TO 10 & 15% Free home delivery with orders over €25.00 OPEN 7 DAYS Lunch 1.30 - 4.00pm Dinner 7.00 - 12.00pm

Urb. El Rodeo, Coin




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952 455 029 UNdER NEW MANAgEMENT

We are proud to be the home of the Coin branCh of

the Royal BRitish legion MONDAYS 9.30 - 11.30 am : Inland Mums

TuESDAYS 10.30am - 12.30pm: Line Dancing with Shelagh J. 2pm until 8pm: Midweek Traditional Roast with all the trimmings - Just €5 per person

WEDNESDAYS 10.30am - 1.30pm Every 1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month Coin branch of the Royal British Legion 2pm - 8.30pm: Special on Meals - Two meals for €7



HOTEL - RESTAURANT - BAR - CAFÉ Open 24/7 with an à la carte menu, breakfasts, lunches, tapas, afternoon teas, dinners.

Book your special Valentine’s Dinner now! 3 course menu del dia available for lunch and dinner for only €9.95 (excluding Sundays) Sunday roast from 1pm onwards - 2 courses of your choice €10.95 The best for miles around! Everything is freshly cooked so can you please book well in advance to avoid disappointment.

Due to the fantastic response to our fashion sale, there will be a repeat performance on Friday February 11th All Special Events catered for. Function room available for clubs and societies. Free WIFI for customers! Urb. Miravalle, 29100, Coin Tel: 952 455 203 Fax: 952 455 219 Mob: 651 971 608 or 692 396 487

ThurSDAY 5pm - 8.30pm: Curry Night: Curry, Rice, Chips and Naan €5.50 8.30pm onwards: Pool - The International has 3 teams in the local league

SATurDAY 8pm - 11pm: Steve’s Monster Karaoke

SuNDAYS 12 noon - 6pm: Traditional Sunday Roast and all the trimmings - €5 per person


all tHrOUGH

tHe WeeK

We have the ability to show all the top matches on our large independant screens - even if the games are not on Sky or Terrestrial TV!

La Risa @ Lauro Golf Valentine’s Evening - Superb 3 course meal at €15pp Saturday 12th February from 7:30pm Ladies Indoor Market (outside if weather permits) Saturday 26th February 10am - 2pm Fish & Chips now being served Wednesday & Friday all day due to popular demand. SundayLunch from 1pm - booking always advisable Private Parties - Buffets or 3 course menus we can cater to your budget For further details of all these events and our new winter opening times call us on 660 350 896 or pop into the bar. On the road between Alhaurin el Grande & Alhaurin de la Torre Across From the Clubhouse

Reservations: 660 350 896

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More like The “Nut” Cracker


By Amy Thomas

Voices by Mandy Moore, Donna Murphy, Zachary Levi email:

Walt Disney studio spent 50 years as the undisputed king of animation –then new kids on the block, like Pixar, knocked Mickey Mouse and co off their perch. Disney lost its way but now the empire has struck back with one of the most expensive films ever made. At $250 million Tangled is even more expensive than Avatar and is far and away the most expensive animation movie. So there is a lot riding on this 3D reworking of the tale of Rapunzel, the princess locked in the tower. It looks like the gamble has

paid off though – critics have been beaming with pleasure at what is Disney’s best animation in years. Wicked Gothel (Murphy) kidnaps baby Rapunzel from the royal palace because her hair has life giving properties. Our heroine dreams of breaking free from her tower and finally she does so with the help of swashbuckling rogue

Flynn Ryder (Levi). So starts the adventure as she and Flynn are chased across the kingdom by Gothel and her henchmen. It’s glorious Disney at its best – beautiful animation, an engaging story and lots of songs. Mind you, it should be. The man behind it is John Lasseter, the former Disney employee who left to help

found Pixar, who was charged with restoring Disney’s fortunes when the studios merged. He was behind the return to “proper” animation in last year’s big success The Princess and The Frog and Tangled proves that he has definitely brought his magic touch to the House of Mickey. It’s a must see for the kids and mums and dads will love it too.


Bond is X-Men prequel definitely back set in 60s James Bond 23 has finally been given the green light by MGM. Sam Mendes (American Beauty) will direct, Daniel Craig reprises his role as 007 and Dame Judi Dench will be back as “M”. Shoting is scheduled to start in the second half of this year, with a release date planned for November 2012. No word yet on the title. Oscar winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem has reportedly been offered a role in the movie - no word on the character details, but it’s believed he would play a villain, if he decides to accept the offer. Sadly, Oscar winning composer John Barry, forever famous for the iconic Bond theme as well as some of the best

Michael Fassbinder will play Magneto, the role portrayed by Sir Ian McKellen, and popular Brit actor James McAvoy will step into Sir Patrick Stewart’s shoes as X-Men founder Charles Xavier in the prequel, expected in cinemas in June. X-Men: Ist Class is set in the 60s before Xavier became the Professor and Erik Lensherr became Magneto.

loved songs, like Diamonds are Forever, died at the age of 77 on Sunday, in New York. Stop press: Brit actor Henry Cavill from TV’s The Tudors, is to be the new Superman.

It shows the two young men, the closest of friends, harnessing their power for the first time, discovering that there are other mutants, and working together to stop the greatest threat the world has known. The cast includes Mad Men’s

January Jones, Skins and About A Boy actor Nicholas Hoult, and Kevin Bacon. Director Matthew Vaughn is aiming to topple the rest of the superhero movies slated for this year.

CINEMAS SHOwING FILMS IN ENGLISH To find out the times and location online, go to, click on Malaga, go to Cine and on drop down list select “Cartelera V.O.” and click on film poster

Malaga - Plaza Mayor: 902 902 103 Fuengirola - Parque Miramar: 952 198 600 Marbella - Gran Marbella: 952 810 077 Velez Malaga - C.C. El Ingenio: 902 221 622 *please check times with the cinema direct


he Oscars are upon us, so I thought it only fair to attempt to take some interest and decided to watch and review one of the nominees. Some of this year’s nominees are said to be rather good, like “The King’s Speech” and the Coen Brothers version of “True Grit”. One movie I particularly want to see win an Oscar is “Country Strong” for best song (and for personal reasons), however I didn’t manage to see any of these movies – I got to see “Black Swan”.


ventured into this movie believing it to be an arty based film about a ballerina who snaps under pressure, as this was the impression the publicity had led me to believe. However, what I found myself watching was an intriguing psychological thriller with a few jumps. The basic plot (that I was led to believe) is - Nina (Natalie Portman) is a featured dancer in the New York City Ballet who finds herself locked in a web of competitive intrigue with a new rival at the company .


arbara Hershey’s portrayal of Portman’s over protective mother was a little clichéd -“I gave my career up for you” - and also is a little on the “Carrie” side, she’s creepy, and a bit of a nutter – I kept thinking she was going to turn around and start saying “they’ll all laugh at you!” Vincent Cassel was a great character, actually I think he was the best and most believable character in the whole movie.


ou know how like in “A Beautiful Mind” and

“American Psycho”, all this crazy stuff is happening and then you realize that it’s not real and that they are just crazy and you feel a bit daft for believing it. Well, “Black Swan” makes you feel daft every ten minutes and I think what makes it worse is that towards the end (don’t worry I’m not going to spoil it for you) it gets even weirder and then it ends, leaving you in the dark about what was real and what wasn’t.


here were some scenes (one with Winona Ryder and one when Portman’s legs go backwards, in particular) I found extremely funny, although I don’t think it was intentional. Some of the horror scenes were quite quirky and if it was black comedy, it certainly worked in a surprising way.


ortman certainly has the ‘classical ballerina’ look about her, even though most of the time she was pretty expressionless, but Mila Kunis on the other hand was not so convincing, and in such a competitive forum as ballet, sporting a huge tattoo on your back can hardly be an asset.


t is not the kind of movie you’d want in your collection, to watch over and over again – you may find yourself scratching your head at the end of it, but I doubt you’ll be wanting to watch it over again anytime soon. Personally, I still can’t quite figure out “The Usual Suspects”, but “Black Swan”, meh, who cares?

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by Cathy Stronach

A brand new 12 year cycle is about to begin for you and something that you had put on the ‘back burner’ or that had gone into hibernation will spring to the forefront of your life. Doors are opening wide for you and although nothing is going to happen overnight, this energy will slowly build, so that it manifests as a big ‘splash’ in the weeks to come. This is a terrific time for love and romance when your emotions are passionate and positive. There are exciting dynamics occurring in your career and commitment sector – it is definitely time to wave goodbye to the stale, worn out and old. Take any feelings of discomfort at the moment as a good sign of internal growth as you are expanding your wings and your reach. You are in the process of re-framing your life and blending a mix of different skills together that you have acquired throughout the years. So roll up your sleeves Taurus and get those hands working. There are some pains we experience that we know we have to go through, like after a work out at the gym; our muscles ache immediately afterwards but we feel better in the long run. Your pain may come from having to let go of something that you have had for a long time, it may take discipline, patience and laughter to get through it. So if you do work up a sweat make sure you do it with a smile on your face and a friend by your side. They say there is nothing that a warm bath and a good night’s sleep can’t fix. So take that advice and make sure you look after your immediate needs at the moment. Things couldn’t get much more hectic with many irons in the fire all vying for attention at once but the message is ‘keep doing what you are doing’ with as much dedication and excellence as possible. Passions could be ignited in the love and romance arena as the fire in you burns brightly this week. This is no time to hide your light under a bushel Leo. The world wants you to take the lead and shine brightly, not to put things off or wait for a debate or discussion, but to take action and with personal integrity and excellence put your best foot forward. Finding the best answers and solutions to a problem that would suit all parties puts you way ahead in the game. Your optimism will inspire someone important and step by step you will find yourself getting closer to your dream. There is an opportunity for you to create a blank canvas, leaving whatever is not going to support you on your journey taking a back seat. This is a time for reviewing what means the most to you, values are up for review and you will be prioritising what is important in your life and where you wish to spend your time and energy. Every step you are taking right now is measured in reasoning and you are reviewing how it all will fit into your future.


Some things in life take a long time and you Libra are being put to the test. This is a test of patience as it is hard for you to see the cloud on the horizon with the silver lining, the key is, it is there. So this week it is important for you to hold onto your faith and belief in something, stay motivated and speak loud and clear when communicating your ideas to another. It is part of your nature September 23rd - to expand and grow so give it a little more time and you will be able to fly to nd October 22 great heights.


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If you see troubles ahead of time then take the initiative and proceed with preventative measures to stop them from happening. The intervention will cause changes to happen in your own life that will lead you into new directions. You would be wise to take care of your body and health and to start a new exercise regime or to take up a sport would increase your stamina and increase your energy levels. Diet is important as all the stress of late could take its toll.

SAGITTARIUS The passion and sensuality that surrounds you is magnetic, so don’t be surprised when out of the blue you meet someone who seems to share that perfect compatibility with you and who is fun to be with. This week is all about bringing balance into your relationships and the influences happening now will allow you to sort out the men from the boys. There will be those who will want to stand nd November 22 - alongside you and be counted and those that are just there for the ride – by the st December 21 end of the week you will know.

CAPRICORN Pay closer attention to the details; take the time to concentrate on the little things now so that you don’t have to fix them later on. It all sounds very dull but this can save you a lot of time and aggravation in the coming weeks. It can also help you to see the true motivation of others as they reveal their hand. Who cares, who doesn’t and why. Respect and recognition are yours this week December 22nd in your career house so reveal in the glory and the limelight – you have earned January 19th this moment.


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There is nothing like a warm breeze to help you forget about that cold and icy winter. All it takes is a bright sunny day to thaw the chill of the past. The past is set to rear its head now but you are going to win by a long shot. It has no power over you now and you will get what you want and hit the bulls eye. The sun is shining down on you – so don’t you forget it. This is the time to let your actions and accomplishments speak for themselves and you can ride on the back of your reputation. The more work you produce the more it seems that others demand from you. There is a domino effect going on, it is not necessary what you are doing but the impact on other’s lives that you are influencing. This week you are the catalyst that encourages others to realise their own potential. The power you have to allow others to shine is simply enchanting. As you find your feet in this role you also find your footing and can achieve more than you would have ever imagined.

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This recipe can serve up to eight as it's quite rich – or just you if you're a chocoholic! You will need an 8” springform tin - they’re the ones with the clips on the side that you can undo and the bottom comes out easily.

Chocolate Truffle Torte Ingredients: ● ● ● ● ● ●

250g dark chocolate 2 tbsp golden syrup 568ml carton double cream 4 tsp instant coffee granules 1 tsp ground cinnamon cocoa powder, for dusting

Directions 1. Break the chocolate in small pieces into a large heatproof bowl. Spoon in the syrup and pour in about a quarter of the cream. Stand the bowl over (not in) a pan of hot water over the lowest possible heat and leave until the chocolate has melted, about 15-20 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pan and stir to combine. Leave until barely warm - dip your little finger in to check.

4. Fold the two together. Pour the cooled chocolate into the bowl containing the cream. With the largest metal spoon you've got, fold the cream and chocolate together in a figure-of-eight motion. Don't be nervous - keep going until they are evenly and smoothly mixed and the mixture has a soft, pillowy, downy texture - you will see and feel it thicken as you fold.

2. Get your cake tin ready. Do this while you are waiting for the chocolate to melt and cool so you're not hanging around. Cut out a round of greaseproof paper the size of the bottom of the tin and pop it in the bottom then lightly grease the paper. If you have some cooking cellulose, cut strips of it to line the sides of the tin.

5. Set the torte. Pour the chocolatey cream into the tin and level the surface with the back of the spoon. Put the tin in the fridge and leave to firm up. This can happen in under an hour, but you may need to leave it longer, depending on the coldness of your fridge (you can leave it overnight if this is more convenient).

3. Pour the rest of the cream into a very large bowl and tip in the coffee and cinnamon. Whip with a balloon whisk until the cream looks light and thick. When you shake the bowl the cream should wobble like a thick milkshake, and when you dribble some cream from the whisk, the trail it leaves in the cream below should disappear in 1-2 seconds.

6. Unmould and serve. Unclip and remove the side of the tin, then remove the pieces of cellulose around the sides. Invert a serving plate over the torte and turn the torte upside down on to it. Lift off the tin base and peel away the greaseproof paper. Dust all over with cocoa and serve in thin slices.

Chocolate Truffles. Ingredients: ● ● ● ● ● ●

(makes 36)

150ml double cream 350gr plain chocolate, broken up 2tbsp orange brandy 25gr unsalted butter Plain chocolate, melted for dipping White and plain chocolate, grated

Directions Heat the cream in a small pan until boiling, remove from the heat and add the chocolate, stir until melted. Add the brandy and the butter, stir until the butter has melted. Freeze until firm enough to hold its shape, approximately 20 minutes. Using a melon baller, scoop out rounds and place onto non-stick baking paper, chill until firm.

Either roll the truffles in a little cool, melted chocolate in your hands or dip into melted chocolate but do check that the melted chocolate is cool enough to handle before rolling the truffles to coat them with the grated chocolate. Place in a small paper case or roll in grated chocolate. Store in the refrigerator.

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Cyclists unaware of pollution risks Cycling yields many health benefits and should not be discouraged due to concerns about air pollution which, experts have said, are not well publicised.

The ageing process is a complex one, but scientists are slowly unlocking its secrets and are at the point where treatments may soon be at hand to slow or even reverse the process. Last year, researchers at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston reversed the ageing process in mice. They targeted the chromosomes that reside inside the nuclei of all cells, specifically the telomeres which are the caps at the tips of chromosome that protect them from damage. They also shorten with age, until the cells are no longer able to replicate. The researchers manipulated the enzyme that regulates these tips - known as telomerase - and witnessed

dramatic results. Boost the enzyme, and the mice appeared to rewind the clock. However, doing the same with humans could be an altogether bigger challenge. Telomerase has been linked with cancer, and there are likely to be many other mechanisms involved in ageing. But even though a comprehensive picture of how we age is still to be constructed, there are

scientists who are already testing anti-ageing treatments on humans. One of the researchers also works in an ageing laboratory at Harvard Medical School, where he and his colleagues have been working on synthetic drugs called "Sirtuin activating compounds" or STACs. Animal studies have indicated STACs can restore the health and life prospects of obese mice and earlystage trials in humans are now under way. The

research follows earlier work on resveratrol, a naturallyoccurring ingredient of red wine. Both resveratrol and STACs appear to mimic the effects of restricting calorie intake, which has been seen to slow ageing in animals. The researchers said their experiments with something so fundamental as ageing are focused not on extending life, but on extending good health. They said that by understanding the ageing process, they can help combat arthritis,

diabetes,and heart disease, all of which are age-related. A spokesman for Age UK said if effective anti-ageing medical treatments are developed., access to them will quickly become a key issue. “Will everybody be able to get this technology which will give them a longer healthier life, or will it be restricted to the rich and wealthy?" he asked. “And how will the poorer countries regard the richer countries of the world where everyone is living well and living longer?"

Common weed 'could treat' skin cancer Sap from the common garden weed petty spurge appears to treat nonmelanoma skin cancers, according to a group of UK dermatologists. They treated 36 patients who collectively had a total of 48 nonmelanoma lesions with the sap of the plant, which was applied to the skin once a day for three days. The plant sap has been used for

centuries as a traditional medicine. After one month, 41 of the 48 cancers had shown a complete clinical response to the treatment, meaning no trace of the tumour could be found on clinical examination. The lesions which responded positively to one or two courses of treatment were then followed up further for between two and 31

months. After an average of 15 months following treatment, two thirds (68.5% or 30 of the 48) of the skin cancer lesions were still showing a complete response. The researchers say large-scale studies are now needed to test the active ingredient in the weed's sap, a substance called Ingenol mebutate, as a potential new treatment option. They

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Hence the need to give cyclists more information so that they can make informed decisions about when and where they cycle. Air pollution is made up of numerous pollutants that have specific effects on the lungs. The pollution from diesel engines is of particular concern as the small particulates or ultra fine particles which tend to be emitted by diesel engines, can be inhaled further down into the lungs than the larger particles. Pollution also creates gases - sulphur dioxide, carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide and ozone – which have certain effects on the lungs. To minimise the risks, cyclists are advised to find alternative routes away from high density commuter traffic and major public transport routes, avoid congested roads, use cycle paths and tracks and seek out treelined routes that offer some shielding from air pollution. And cyclists who really want to be on the safe side should wear masks.

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Royals get ready to join Will and Kate on big day Fax machines may be “old technology” but they proved to be the method du jour for Buckingham Palace courtiers to send a “keep this date” message to royal palaces throughout Europe last week. Protocol dictates that the Royal families of Europe are invited before everyone else to Royal weddings and that of Prince William and Kate Middleton is no exception. So last week King Juan Carlos received a fax at the Zarzuela Palace alerting him to the need to keep April 29th free so the Spanish Royal Family can join other monarchs at Westminster Abbey for the big day. They will be getting the goldembossed “stiffie” to prop on the mantle shelf next month when Buckingham Palace is expected to

send out between 1,700-1,900 invitations but there is no word yet on which of the Spanish Royals will attend. Diana and her sons were very close to the King and Queen. And it appears that despite speculation to the contrary, The Duke of York’s ex, Sarah Ferguson, will be invited. Both William and Harry are close to their cousins Eugenie and Beatrice, and it is believed that William decided that he wanted the girls to be accompanied by their mother. However, Fergie is not expected to

be invited to the evening reception to be thrown by William’s father, the Prince of Wales. If she does attend the wedding, she will have to turn down the 28 lucrative offers she has received from American TV networks to commentate on the big day. In the meantime First Lady Michelle Obama has said in an interview that she did not necessarily expect an invite although she confessed to not knowing where the fax machine was in the White House. She told

Good Morning America that her message to William and Kate was to:”Enjoy! Love each other and have fun – and go on a great honeymoon.” Followers of fashion are astonished to see that with just 12 weeks to go, Kate Middleton has not yet broken her silence on who will be designing her dress. But observers are pretty sure that it will not follow the trend set by Princess Diana and Fergie for lavish productions, and that she is likely to want something rather more sleek.

The Palace will want to check it has enough champagne in stock. French producers have warned that a surprise boom in the sale of bubbly could mean that cellars will run dry by April. Producers had been hard hit by vastly increased sales of cava, and other makes of cheaper fizz, and by supermarkets offering heavy discounts on the real stuff. They cut production but have now been caught short by the unexpected boom, and that, plus last year’s small harvest, could lead to a ‘shampoo’ drought

Big fat frocks cost a fortune Connery snubs The chill wind of recession may be sweeping through the world but everyone loves a wedding – and TV viewers are gearing up for the Royal big day by watching open mouthed at the extravaganzas in the reality show Big Fat Gypsy Weddings. The documentary series, currently showing on Channel 4 on Tuesday nights, has been pulling in a near record seven million viewers who are gripped by the jaw droppingly colourful and hugely expensive weddings thrown by caravan dwelling Irish travellers. Sleek and chic does not get a look in – in the world of gypsy weddings big, bouncy, colourful and bling are the keys to a grand day. Viewers have been fascinated to see the behind-the-scenes creation of dresses weighing up to 20 stone, and now internet forums are buzzing with speculation about just how much tarmac has to be laid to finance the bride and bridesmaid’s outfits,

the giant limos, the horse drawn Cinderella glass coach a la Jordan and the open house reception. The programme had revealed that brides suffer welts and bruises to their bodies as the diamante encrusted heavy garments take their toll. In last week’s show Thelma Nadine, of Liverpool based Nico’s Dressmakers, followed the bride with a fire extinguisher in case the fairly lights sewn into her frock burst into flames. She has designed the majority of the dresses in the series and says that they can cost from £12,000 to £50,000. The show also takes a look at other big events, like confirmations, when tiny tots also stagger along in

Bond celebration James Bond movie bosses have been left disappointed after veteran Scottish actor Sir Sean Connery turned down an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the movie franchise next year. He was the first actor to portray the suave special agent with a licence to kill in 1962’s Dr No, and went on to play Bond seven times.

dresses that weigh more than they do. One little girl last week shrugged out of her frock in favour of a halter neck top and tight spangly leggings which would not rub on the bruises she had picked up during the confirmation ceremony. Experts reckon that the weddings cost a cool £142,000 plus – around six times more than non traveller weddings.

Daybreak presenter Christine Bleakley struggled her way into a pink confection for the morning show last week and confessed that she found it difficult to cope with a frock weighing even just a couple of stones, as she showed her bruises to co-presenter Adrian Chiles. She seemed to think that boyfriend Frank Lampard would run a mile if he saw her in the dress.

Financially troubled studio MGM had delayed the next outing for Bond, but have now announced it has given the green light for the 23rd film in the franchise. It will be directed by Sam Mendes and star Daniel Craig as 007 in his third appearance in the role. The film will be released in November 2012 to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise. Studio bosses are planning to mark the milestone with a special event in which all former Bonds would take

part and talk about what playing the iconic character meant to them. Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby and Roger Moore are all in talks to be part of the celebration but Connery has snubbed organisers. He says his health is poor. Studio sources say that it would be a “sad thing” and are hoping that Connery will be shaken and stirred into changing his mind.

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Road Trip A group of students embark on an epic road trip from Ithaca, New York, to Austin, Texas, in a race against time to save their friend's relationship. The young man picks up a girl at a wild fraternity party and films their raunchy antics. Somehow, the home-made movie gets mailed to his girlfriend in Texas....

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They Shoot Horses, Don't They? The participants in a 1930s marathon dance undergo numerous hardships in their efforts to win the top prize.

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Hot Fuzz Hot-shot police officer Nicholas Angel smells foul play when the residents of a sleepy Somerset village start to die in terrible `accidents'. Something's afoot, but can he - and daft local plod Danny Butterman - find out what? great fun in this British comedy..

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Infernal Affairs An undercover cop spends ten years infiltrating one of Hong Kong's most notorious Triad gangs, while a bent cop works as a mole for the gang. Each knows the other exists but neither their name or identity, and the race is on for each to expose the other...


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The Punisher When his wife and children are killed by Florida drug lord Howard Saint, vengeful FBI agent Frank Castle turns vigilante and dedicates himself to wrecking Saint's life. He sets up camp in a crummy apartment, but finds his neighbours a little too neighbourly, and they end up involved in his vengeful plan.


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DCI Tom Barnaby (John Nettles) grumpily heads off with wife Joyce to a health retreat when really he fancies nothing more than pie and chips and a pint. But as he heads towards retirement he faces one last murder case - and then hands over the Barnaby baton to cousin John (Neil Gudgeon).

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19:30 Coronation Street 20:00 Children's Hospital 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 30 Years of An Audience With... 23:35 Take Me Out 00:45 The Zone 02:45 October Road 03:35 ITV Nightscreen

06:45 The Hoobs 07:10 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 Frasier 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Wife Swap USA 10:00 Desperate Housewives 10:55 Country House Rescue 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Jamie at Home 12:30 Cattle Empire 14:05 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 18:00 The Simpsons

18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Beauty and the Beast: The Ugly Face of Prejudice 21:00 Mary Portas: Secret Shopper 22:00 The Joy of Teen Sex 23:05 Shameless 00:10 The Shockwaves Album Chart Show 00:25 4Play 00:40 My Family's Crazy Gap Year 01:35 Animal Madhouse 02:30 Food: What Goes in Your Basket? 03:25 Pom Poko

06:45 The Hoobs 07:10 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:05 Frasier 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Wife Swap USA 10:00 Desperate Housewives 10:55 Help! My House Is Falling Down 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Jamie at Home 12:30 The Raid 14:05 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Jamie's 30 Minute

Meals 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Relocation, Relocation 21:00 Rome Wasn't Built in a Day 22:00 10 O'Clock Live 23:05 Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 00:10 Diverse Nation 01:05 Coming Up 01:35 Grave of the Fireflies 03:10 Brothers & Sisters 03:55 Hill Street Blues 04:50 ER

09:00 Secret Millionaire USA 10:00 Desperate Housewives 10:55 Gok's Clothes Roadshow 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 River Cottage Bites 12:15 River Cottage Bites 12:25 The House on 92nd Street 14:05 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks

19:00 Channel 4 News 19:25 19:30 First Cut 20:00 Relocation: Phil Down Under 21:00 Embarrassing Bodies 22:00 The Million Pound Drop 23:20 10 O'Clock Live 00:25 Mercury Prize Sessions 00:40 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 00:55 My Name Is Earl 01:20 My Name Is Earl 01:45 Daddy 01:50 Covert 01:55 Lula Fantastic 02:00 Dr T and the Women

08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:50 The Wot Wots 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:00 The Vanessa Show 11:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:40 Five News 12:45 Build a New Life in the Country 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:50 Extraordinary Dogs 15:25 Murder at the Gallop

17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 Live From Studio Five 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Monkey Life 20:00 Cowboy Builders 21:00 NCIS 22:00 Law and Order: Criminal Intent 22:55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 23:55 World Open VI 00:55 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Rough Guide to Short Breaks

08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:25 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:50 The Wot Wots 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:00 The Vanessa Show 11:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:40 Five News 12:45 Build a New Life in the Country 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:50 The Family Recipe 14:55 Animal Rescue Squad

15:10 Mystery Woman: At First Sight 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 Live From Studio Five 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Top Trumps 20:00 Secrets of the Vanishing Sphinx 21:00 JLC: Turning Japanese 22:00 The Punisher 00:25 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Rough Guide to Journeys

07:45 Noddy in Toyland 08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:50 The Wot Wots 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:00 The Vanessa Show 11:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:40 Five News 12:45 Build a New Life in the Country 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:50 The Family Recipe

14:55 Animal Rescue Squad 15:10 Class 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 Live From Studio Five 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Vets in Action 20:00 Ice Road Truckers 21:00 The Mentalist 22:00 Law & Order 22:55 NCIS 23:55 Cops in Crisis 00:15 Super Casino 03:55 Motorsport Mundial 04:20 The FBI Files 05:10 Wildlife SOS

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 The World's Strictest Parents 21:00 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Lunch Monkeys 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 Cannabis: What's the Harm?

00:45 Lunch Monkeys 01:15 The World's Strictest Parents 02:15 Most Annoying People 2010 03:15 Most Annoying People 2010 04:10 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 05:15 SIGN OFF

19:00 Doctor Who 19:45 Doctor Who 20:30 The Lock Up 21:00 Come Fly with Me 21:30 Lunch Monkeys 22:00 Him & Her 22:30 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 23:30 Family Guy 23:50 Family Guy 00:15 The Lock Up

00:45 Coming of Age 01:15 Snog Marry Avoid? 01:45 Hotter Than My Daughter 02:15 Lunch Monkeys 02:45 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 03:45 Coming of Age 04:15 Snog Marry Avoid? 04:45 Hotter Than My Daughter

19:00 Don't Tell the Bride 20:00 Shrek the Third 21:25 Almost Famous IV 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 23:30 Family Guy 23:50 Family Guy 00:10 Being Human 01:10 American Dad 01:30 American Dad

01:50 American Dad 02:20 American Dad 02:45 American Dad 03:05 American Dad 03:25 American Dad 03:50 American Dad 04:10 American Dad 04:30 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 05:15 SIGN OFF

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Six Nations Live

Sun Feb 6th 20.00


February 5

Live coverage of England and Wales, the opening game of this year’s Six Nations tournament at the Millennium Stadium.

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

Fri Feb 4th 19.30


February 6


February 7

TUESDAY February 8th

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Wanted Down Under 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Save My Holiday 11:45 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News at One 13:30 BBC London News 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Escape to the Country 15:00 BBC News 15:05 Deadly 60 15:35 Scoop 16:00 The Big Performance 16:30 Blue Peter 16:55 Shaun the Sheep 17:00 Newsround 17:15 The Weakest Link

18:00 BBC News at Six 18:30 BBC London News 19:00 The One Show 19:30 Inside Out 20:00 EastEnders 20:30 Panorama 21:00 Outcasts 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 BBC London News 22:35 A Question of Sport 23:05 Inside Sport 23:35 The Graham Norton Show 00:20 The Apprentice 01:05 The Apprentice 01:50 Weatherview 01:55 Ancient Worlds 02:55 Climbing Great Buildings

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Wanted Down Under 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Save My Holiday 11:45 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News at One 13:30 BBC London News 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Escape to the Country 15:00 BBC News 15:05 Deadly 60 15:35 Scoop 16:00 Dead Gorgeous 16:30 Blue Peter 16:55 Caught in the Web: Newsround Special 17:15 The Weakest Link

18:00 BBC News at Six 18:30 BBC London News 19:00 The One Show 19:30 EastEnders 20:00 Holby City 21:00 Outcasts 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 BBC London News 22:35 Come Fly with Me 23:35 Road Trip 01:05 Weatherview 01:10 See Hear 01:40 Human Planet 02:40 The Bear Family and Me 03:40 Save My Holiday 04:25 BBC News

14:20 EastEnders Omnibus 16:15 Flog It! 17:15 Ski Sunday 18:00 Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness 19:00 The Funny Side of Chat 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Arctic with Bruce Parry 22:00 Match of the Day 2 23:00 Kill Bill: Vol 1 00:45 The Crimson Kimono 02:05 BBC News 02:30 Dateline London 03:00 BBC News 03:30 The Record Europe 04:00 BBC News 04:05 Pages from Ceefax

09:15 The Koala Brothers 09:25 Big Barn Farm 09:40 Big and Small 09:55 Guess with Jess 10:05 Postman Pat 10:20 Pingu 10:25 64 Zoo Lane 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Ready, Steady, Cook 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Due South 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:30 Climbing Great Buildings 15:00 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 15:45 Flog It!

16:30 Perfection 17:15 Antiques Road Trip 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 One Man and His Campervan 19:00 Top Gear 20:00 University Challenge 20:30 Baking Made Easy 21:00 Horizon 22:00 Episodes 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 Mad Men 00:10 Island Parish 00:40 BBC World News America 01:00 BBC News 01:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 02:00 BBC News

09:15 The Koala Brothers 09:25 Big Barn Farm 09:40 Big and Small 09:55 Guess with Jess 10:05 Postman Pat 10:20 Pingu 10:25 64 Zoo Lane 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Ready, Steady, Cook 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Due South 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:30 Climbing Great Buildings 15:00 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 15:45 Flog It!

16:30 Perfection 17:15 Antiques Road Trip 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 One Man and His Campervan 19:00 The Natural World 20:00 A Farmer's Life for Me 21:00 The Chinese Are Coming 22:00 How TV Ruined Your Life 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 Mad Men 00:10 Who Gets the Best Jobs 01:10 BBC News 01:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 02:00 BBC News

07:10 Curious George 07:25 Monk 07:30 Beyblade Metal Fusion 07:55 Cool Stuff Collective 08:20 X-Men 08:45 SpongeBob SquarePants 09:00 Wizards of Waverly Place 09:25 May the Best House Win 10:25 The Biggest Loser 11:30 This Morning: Sunday 12:30 Dinner Date 13:25 ITV News and Weather 13:30 Columbo 15:30 Midsomer Murders

17:35 Granada News 17:50 ITV News and Weather 18:05 You've Been Framed! 18:35 Dancing on Ice 20:30 Wild at Heart 21:30 Dancing on Ice 22:00 That Sunday Night Show 22:30 ITV News and Weather 22:45 Freddie Flintoff Versus The World 23:45 Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford 00:35 Rugby 01:25 The Zone 02:00 Exorcist: The Beginning 03:50 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 May the Best House Win 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 Granada Reports 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Coronation Street 20:00 The Lakes

20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 The Biggest Loser 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 Total Emergency 23:35 That Sunday Night Show 00:05 Grimefighters 00:30 The Zone 02:30 The Jeremy Kyle Show 03:25 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 May the Best House Win 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 Granada Reports 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 20:00 Lion Country

21:00 Taggart 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 The Secret Caribbean with Trevor McDonald 23:35 Cops with Cameras 00:30 The Zone 02:35 Crossing Jordan 03:20 ITV Nightscreen

17:55 Come Dine with Me 18:25 The Political Slot 18:30 Channel 4 News 18:55 19:00 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer 20:50 The Million Pound Drop 22:10 Kiss the Girls 00:20 Infernal Affairs 02:15 Dirty Sexy Money 03:00 Dirty Sexy Money 03:50 Beauty and the Geek 04:35 Beauty and the Geek

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Snowboarding 07:30 That Paralympic Show 07:55 Battlefront Television 08:05 Friends 08:35 Friends 09:00 Hollyoaks Omnibus 11:35 Glee 12:40 The Simpsons 13:15 The Simpsons 13:50 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 14:20 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 14:50 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 15:20 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals

15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:25 Deal or No Deal 17:25 Time Team 18:30 Channel 4 News 18:55 19:00 Come Dine with Me 20:00 The People's Supermarket 21:00 The Promise 22:45 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:50 The Client 01:55 Frailty 03:40 Wedding House 04:35 Brothers & Sisters

06:05 Sali Mali 06:10 The Treacle People 06:20 The Hoobs 06:45 The Hoobs 07:10 Freshly Squeezed 07:40 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:05 Frasier 08:35 According to Jim 09:00 Secret Millionaire USA 10:00 Desperate Housewives 10:55 Relocation: Phil Down Under 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 The TV Book Club 12:30 Sailor of the King 14:05 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown

15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Dispatches 21:00 One Born Every Minute 22:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man 23:05 The Joy of Teen Sex 00:10 Premier League Poker 01:10 Mosley 02:05 The Genius of British Art 03:00 Titanic: The Mission

06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 Frasier 08:25 According to Jim 08:55 Secret Millionaire USA 09:55 Desperate Housewives 10:55 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Rooster Cogburn 14:05 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals

18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Gok's Clothes Roadshow 21:00 Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 22:00 Shameless 23:05 The Big C 23:45 The Big Bang Theory 00:15 Poker 01:15 Bullrun: New York to Las Vegas 01:40 Sony Ericsson World B-Boy Series 02:35 Snowboarding 03:00 Basketball 03:50 KOTV

07:00 Mio Mao 07:10 Chiro 07:15 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 07:25 Make Way for Noddy 07:40 Igam Ogam 08:00 The Little Princess 08:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:25 Play! 08:40 Rupert 08:55 Olivia 09:15 The Mr Men Show 09:30 The Milkshake! Show 10:00 K-9 10:35 Your Sport 10:40 Emergency Bikers 11:40 Ice Road Truckers

12:40 Agatha 14:30 Only You 16:40 Five News 16:45 You've Got Mail 19:00 NCIS 19:45 NCIS 20:40 CSI: Miami 21:40 CSI: NY 22:40 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:40 Forensic Files 00:10 Super Casino 04:00 Emergency Bikers 04:50 Meals in Moments 05:00 Hana's Helpline Roary the Racing Car

07:00 Mio Mao 07:05 Chiro 07:15 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 07:30 Make Way for Noddy 07:40 Igam Ogam 08:00 The Little Princess 08:20 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:35 Family! 08:45 Rupert 09:00 Olivia 09:15 The Mr. Men Show 09:30 The Milkshake! Show 10:00 K-9 10:35 How Do They Do It? 11:05 Cowboy Builders 12:05 Muppets from Space

13:50 D.A.R.Y.L. 15:40 Five News 15:50 Mulan 17:35 Space Cowboys 20:00 Gladiators: Rome Unwrapped 21:00 Rush Hour 23:05 Stripes 01:10 Super Casino 04:00 Cowboy Builders 04:50 Meals in Moments 05:00 Hana's Helpline 05:10 The Milkshake! Show

07:45 Noddy in Toyland 08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:50 The Wot Wots 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:00 The Vanessa Show 11:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:40 Five News 12:45 Build a New Life in the Country 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:50 The Family Recipe

14:55 Animal Rescue Squad 15:10 Lone Rider 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:30 Zoo Days 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 How Do They Do It? 20:00 Emergency Bikers 21:00 Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol 22:00 Starship Troopers 3: Marauder 00:10 America's Toughest Prisons 01:10 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Rough Guide to Bang for Your Buck

07:45 Noddy in Toyland 08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:50 The Wot Wots 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:00 The Vanessa Show 11:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:40 Five News 12:45 Build a New Life in the Country 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 The Family Recipe

14:50 Animal Rescue Squad 15:05 For One Night 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:30 Zoo Days 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Extraordinary Dogs 20:00 Stansted: The Inside Story 21:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 22:00 CSI: Miami 22:55 CSI: NY 23:55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 00:50 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Animal Rescue Squad

19:00 Great Movie Mistakes 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Live at the Apollo 21:45 Wild Hogs 23:20 Family Guy 23:40 Family Guy 00:05 American Dad 00:25 American Dad 00:50 Live at the Apollo 01:35 The Lock Up 02:05 Sun, Sex and

Suspicious Parents 03:05 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 04:05 Great Movie Mistakes 05:00 Special 1 TV 05:05 SIGN OFF

19:00 Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 19:25 Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events 21:00 Being Human 22:00 Family Guy 22:45 American Dad! 23:30 Being Human 00:30 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 01:30 Cannabis: What's the

19:00 Michel Roux's Service 20:00 Hotter Than My Daughter 20:30 The Lock Up 21:00 Young, Jobless and Living at Home 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Being Human 23:30 Family Guy 23:50 Family Guy 00:15 Young, Jobless and

Living at Home 01:15 The Lock Up 01:45 Hotter Than My Daughter 02:15 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 03:15 Michel Roux's Service 04:15 Being Human 05:15 SIGN OFF

19:00 Michel Roux's Service 20:00 Snog Marry Avoid? 20:30 Hotter Than My Daughter 21:00 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Coming of Age 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 Snog Marry Avoid?

00:15 Hotter Than My Daughter 00:45 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 01:45 Coming of Age 02:15 Young, Jobless and Living at Home 03:15 Michel Roux's Service 04:15 Cannabis: What's the Harm? 05:15 SIGN OFF

06:00 Breakfast 10:00 Live: Saturday Kitchen 11:30 Baking Made Easy 12:00 BBC News 12:10 BBC London News; Weather 12:15 Football Focus 13:00 Inside Sport 13:30 A Question of Sport 14:00 Live: Six Nations Rugby 16:25 BBC News 16:30 BBC London News; Weather 16:35 Live: Six Nations Rugby 19:00 Total Wipeout 20:00 The National Lottery:

In It to Win It 20:50 Casualty 21:40 Come Fly with Me 22:10 BBC News 22:30 Match of the Day 23:50 The Football League Show 01:10 Weatherview 01:15 Making Scotland's Landscapes 02:15 Holby City 03:15 Climbing Great Buildings 03:45 Our World 04:00 BBC News 04:30 Click 05:00 BBC News

06:00 Breakfast 07:35 Match of the Day 09:00 The Andrew Marr Show 10:00 The Big Questions 11:00 Country Tracks 12:00 Politics Show 13:00 Live: Match of the Day 15:25 My Family 15:55 Escape to the Country 16:55 Songs of Praise 17:30 BBC News 17:50 BBC London News; Weather 18:00 Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Countryfile 20:00 Lark Rise to Candleford

06:00 Harry and Toto 06:10 Everything's Rosie 06:20 dirtgirlworld 06:35 Jakers: The Adventures of Piggley Winks 07:00 Basil and Barney's Game Show 07:30 Arthur 08:00 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 08:30 Project Parent 09:00 Dick and Dom's Funny Business 10:00 Trapped: Ever After 10:25 OOglies 10:45 The Slammer 11:15 My Life: Tough Kids 11:45 MOTD Kickabout 12:00 The Sky at Night

12:20 Fire Down Below 14:15 Seven Men from Now 15:30 Escape to the Country 16:30 Final Score 17:15 Flog It! 18:00 Bob Monkhouse OBE: A Bafta Tribute 19:00 Dad's Army 19:30 The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse 21:00 Faulks on Fiction 22:00 The Tudors 22:50 Nurse Jackie 23:15 Fast and Loose 23:50 The Emerald Forest 01:40 Suzie Gold 03:10 Pages from Ceefax

06:00 Harry and Toto 06:10 Everything's Rosie 06:20 dirtgirlworld 06:35 Jakers: The Adventures of Piggley Winks 07:00 Basil and Barney's Game Show 07:30 Arthur 08:00 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 08:30 Gimme a Break 09:00 Dick & Dom Go Wild 09:30 Roar 10:00 Something for the Weekend 11:30 Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman 12:00 The High and the Mighty

07:25 Monk 07:30 Beyblade Metal Fusion 07:55 Horrid Henry 08:10 The Suite Life of Zack and Cody 08:35 Hannah Montana 09:00 Cool Stuff Collective 09:25 Coronation Street Omnibus 11:45 This Morning: Saturday 12:45 Monk 13:45 ITV News and Weather 13:50 You've Been Framed! 14:20 Corpse Bride 15:50 Star Wars: Episode IV

- A New Hope 18:05 Granada News and Weather 18:15 ITV News and Weather 18:30 You've Been Framed! 19:00 Harry Hill's TV Burp 19:30 Primeval 20:30 Take Me Out 21:45 Benidorm 22:40 ITV News and Weather 22:55 Hot Fuzz 01:05 The Zone 03:10 Starter Wife 03:55 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 The Treacle People 06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 GT Academy 07:55 The Morning Line 08:50 Friends 09:20 The Album Chart Show 10:10 Glee 11:10 Friends 11:45 Shooting Skins 12:45 Athletics 13:50 Live: Channel 4 Racing 15:50 The Secret Supper Club 16:25 Come Dine with Me 16:55 Come Dine with Me 17:25 Come Dine with Me

21:00 Wallander 22:30 BBC News 22:45 BBC London News; Weather 22:55 Live: Super Bowl XLV, NFL Football 04:00 Weatherview 04:05 BBC News 04:30 HARDtalk 05:00 The World Today 05:30 World Business Report

Harm? 02:30 Coming of Age 03:00 Hotter Than My Daughter 03:30 Great Movie Mistakes 2: The Sequel 03:55 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 04:55 Coming of Age 05:25 SIGN OFF

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Dakar winner as your daily driver? Volkswagen’s Race Touraeg 3 Qatar concept offers just that. It was unveiled at the Qatar motor show and is completely street-legal despite being based on the Race Touraeg 3 which won the Dakar rally in January. Under the bonnet is a 306bhp 2.5-litre turbodiesel engine borrowed from the race-car, which allows for a 0-62mph time of around six seconds. The chassis and carbon composite body are also completely identical to the Dakar car’s.

A great start to the new year

The following week saw the first run of 2011 with some 23 cars taking to the open road. After a cold and wet week Saturday's weather was cool and breezy, but happily dry and sunny, a great relief for the organisers since the same run had had to be cancelled in November because of torrential rain. Members met at the Cueva del Tesoro in Rincon de la Victoria where there was a guided visit round these little known caves before the actual run. There they were introduced to the various legends of hidden treasure not to mention an ancient goddess, and also met the local cafe owner and baker who provided breakast. Then it was off into the Montes de Malaga, climbing up past Totalan to Olias and from there up to Venta Galwey for coffee, passing through some amazing scenery with stunning views on all sides (fortunately, no snow this week). The final leg dropped down through Colmenar and then climbed up the old road from Casabermeja down to Malaga where swathes of almond blossom cover the hills at this time of year. Equally dramatic were the views of the new Malaga motorway in construction! Lunch had been arranged at Venta el Tunel near the La Concepcion botanical gardens. This is

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something of an institution for Malagueños who turn out in their hundreds each weekend to eat the house speciality (cazzuela con arroz). The venta has been in business for some 48 years and is always packed. It provides an unforgettable experience of Spanish families out for lunch; it even provides music in the form of Verdiales and holds dedicated fiestas for these musical and singing groups. The next event on the club

there will be a presentation of the President's Cup for the “Club Member of 2010” awarded to retiring treasurer Bob Livermore – owner/driver not only of an original red Morgan but also a stately Rolls Royce Silver Cloud. Members are looking forward to another great year and are happy to welcome fellow enthusiasts. The re-elected chairman is Qasim Shaikh, long-time

Ferrari first to launch Chief designer Nikolas Tombazis explained some of the key changes and design features on the new car Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have taken the wraps off the first Formula 1 car of 2011. The team hope the car will be good enough to make amends for just missing out on the 2010 drivers' world title. A strategic error at the final race allowed Red Bull's Sebastian Vettel to overhaul Fernando Alonso's lead.

Happy memories: Ross and Scarlet at Streets of London

calendar is a rather special club night on Monday February 7th to be held at the club's original home, The Streets of London in La Cala de Mijas. New and prospective members are welcome to come along. The evening is a memorial to founder member Ross Davis (driver of his distinctive 1958 TR3A “Scarlet”) who sadly died at the end of last year. And

owner of his 1956 Bentley. The club now has a new logo (designed by member Henri Hoogewoud, proud MGA owner) and a newly designed website (designed and managed by member Richard Joss, equally proud owner of a Porsche 911 3.6 turbo). Report by Jean Joss For more details log on to

Chaos at Paralympics The final day of the World Paralympic Athletics Championships in Christchurch, New Zealand, ended in chaos and confusion with top athletes refusing to race on a marathon course they described as unsafe. They found out that none of the roads on the course were going to be closed to traffic, and thought it too dangerous to continue. The GB duo of Dave Weir and Shelley Woods made it to the start line but didn't race. The Canadians also pulled out five athletes for

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the same reason.The race went ahead and was won by Kurt Fearnley of Australia. Dave Weir had already

Alonso said: "This new car is the fruit of many months of work. We have to commit completely to what we do - we are up to the challenge." The launch at the Italian team's headquarters in Maranello provided the first glimpse of an F1 car

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testing will be at the Jerez circuit from Thurs 10th to Sunday 13th of February - it takes about 2 hours to get to the circuit and with the entrance fee of just 10€ is a great day out. The circuit is open from 10.00am to 5pm and is on the outskirts of the city making it quite easy to get to. You can get more info from their website: You can usually find out from there which teams will be testing on which days, and which drivers will be in the cars.


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Paul Casey gets back to winning ways in Bahrain Paul Casey finally ended 20 months without victory at the Volvo Golf Tournament of Champions event in Bahrain He called the event "one of the toughest battles I've ever had." It was certainly a day of fierce competition and you only had to look at the leaderboard to see that with 23 incredible changes it was going to be a close call. By the 17th Peter Hanson was in position A, forcing Casey to pull out all the stops if he was going to claim the title and break back into the winning circle again. The 33-year-old from Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, who was left out of Europe’s Ryder Cup last year, parred his final hole for a 68 to finish on 20 under, Hanson finished with a score of 69 and made bogey on 18 to drop back to 19 under and hand the title to Casey. "It feels fantastic - the most important thing to me is winning and that was huge,” said Casey. “The goal is obviously the

Rudman win sets up world title chance Britain's Shelley Rudman secured her second World Cup win in a row to boost her chances of being crowned overall women's skeleton world champion. Rudman defeated Canada's Mellisa Hollingsworth by 0.24 seconds in St Moritz, with overall World Cup leader Anja Huber finishing back in third. Rudman's win helped her reduce the gap on Huber to 11 points. Victory in the regular season's final race in Cesana next week will be enough to clinch her first world title.

majors, but how are you going to win major championships if you can't win regular events?" Colin Montgomerie had tipped Sweden’s Peter Hanson to win the tournament - "probably Europe's most improved player" he said in a recent interview, but Montgomerie was wrong on this occasion as Hanson went from rough to sand then missed from 10 feet and with a bogey five dropped into a tie for second with Spain’s Miguel Angel Jiménez. Jimenez’s game showed promise when he birdied the last and Hanson bogeyed it, but Casey held his nerve making his way out of the rough by the green to squeeze his way home. Northern Ireland’s Darren Clarke, South African James Kingston and Sweden’s Johan Edfors all slipped up after holding at least a share of the lead, with Clarke making bogey

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sixes on both the ninth and 13th and finishing with a double bogey.

Bubba wins as Tiger blobs At the Farmers Insurance Open in Torrey Pines, California, last weekend, Bubba Watson edged out Phil Mickelson in a dramatic finish to the event leaving Mickelson needing to chip in for eagle on the 18th to tie the lead and force a play-off. Watson made six birdies and just one bogey on his way to a 67 as he held off Mickelson, DA Points and Jonathan Vegas. Vegas and Points saw their challenges sink when both found the water on the final hole to fall back, Mickelson’s shot finished a tantalising three feet short of the hole and Watson was then able to celebrate his victory. It was disappointment for Tiger Woods who had won

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six previous visits to Torrey Pines and knows the course so very well, to end 15 shots back after a finalround 75. The former World No1 admitted he has quite some work to do, after he totalled 32 putts in the final round. He is taking next week off before heading to Dubai to compete on the European Tour’s Dubai Desert Classic from February 10th. Report by Claire Voet

Defeat leaves Malaga bottom of La Liga Malaga 1 - 2 Real Zaragoza Pellegrini was sitting in the stands and Malaga's team was rejigged after the various sendings off last week. The teams were met with 20,000 black balloons in the stands in protest against the bad calls by officials over the last few weeks which have impacted on Malaga's results. Malaga started well and with confidence and got their just deserves when from a Mtiliga cross Duda fired home after 16 minutes in his 200th appearance for the team. Malaga then went on to hit the post, but credit to Zaragoza, instead of folding they got to grips with Malaga’s strikers Baptista and Rondon. Diogo then went close with a header at the other end later on in the half, but Sergio Asenjo

inspire anything in front of goal. With 3 minutes to go the former Liverpool striker Florent Sinama-Pongolle sidestepped Rosario and beat Asenjo with a fierce angled drive to give Zaragoza an important victory, which sees them move four points clear of the relegation zone and five clear of Malaga, now bottom of the table. saved. But on 39 minutes Asenjo misjudged a cross and Bertollo came in at the far post to equalise. The second half started no better and on 47 minutes Zaragoza were denied a penalty after Kris bought down Bertollo. This time the referee was in Malaga's favour. The home team then brought on their substitutes but even they couldn't

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England's stand-in leader is ready Mike Tindall has been cleared to lead England into the hostility of a Test match at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Friday after shaking off the effects of a thigh injury. The World Cup-winning Gloucester centre was identified by manager Martin Johnson last week as the man to take on the captaincy while Lewis Moody recovers from a knee injury. The six Nations gets under way this week


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Chelsea's Fernando Torres says 'I'm at top level club now' after leaving Liverpool the fans are feeling betrayed You didn't think there could possibly be a footballer as selfish and arrogant as Wayne Rooney? Think again. Step forward El Niño, otherwise known as Fernando Torres. Liverpool did everything to keep their Spanish star happy. They paid him £110,000 a week. They tried to build an entire team around him, looking to buy new players to complement him. But a dramatic transfer deadline day saw Liverpool lose Torres to Chelsea in a record-breaking move, and replace him with Andy

Carroll. In fact the British transfer record was smashed twice in the same day, as Liverpool tied up Newcastle United striker Carroll on a five and a half year deal for £35 million, while Chelsea signed Spanish international forward Torres from the Anfield club for £50 million. Torres's move to Chelsea makes him the fourth most expensive player in football history. His wages will rise to a reported £175,000 a week. Those deals both broke the previous record transfer


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fee paid by an English club, the £32.5 million paid by Manchester City to Real Madrid for Robinho in 2008. The deal which took Torres to Chelsea also breaks the previous record transfer between two English clubs, the £30 million deal between Leeds and Manchester United for Rio Ferdinand in 2002. The Torres and Carroll deals helped take the spending in this January transfer window past £280 million, which dwarfs the amount spent in the same period last year. The biggest high-profile deal to come

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club allowed Paul Konchesky to join Nottingham Forest on loan, barely six months after former manager Roy Hodgson signed the fullback from Fulham. Chelsea's headline capture was undoubtedly striker Torres, but the Blues also wrapped up the signing of Benfica defender David Luiz for £21 million with defender Nemanja Matic moving in the opposite direction. Striker Daniel Sturridge left on loan to Bolton. In all a total of over 400 deals have been brokered this month.

Snooker's world governing body is to investigate Friday's match between Jimmy Michie and Marcus Campbell because of suspicious betting patterns. The World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association was contacted by bookmakers concerned about the amount of bets placed on Campbell to win, and said:"We are treating this with urgency." The Snooker Player's Association director Les Barton has spoken to both players, who have assured him that they were not involved in any betting irregularities.


You liar! Newcastle boss Alan Pardew hits out at Carroll Newcastle boss Alan Pardew has hit out at Andy Carroll over claims he was forced to join Liverpool for £35m,Pardew is adamant that Carroll was not forced to leave and that he only did so after seeing his demands for a new wage deal fall on deaf ears. Pardew, who regularly insisted the striker was going nowhere, has claimed that Carroll asked Newcastle for a new deal, despite only signing one in October, and asked to leave once that request was turned down.

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