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Middle East unrest spreads to Iran Revolution continues to spread across the Middle East as thousands of antigovernment protesters marched through the streets of Tehran on Monday. since December 2009, thousands of opposition supporters had gathered on Monday at Tehran's Azadi Square in solidarity with the popular uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt,

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The nuclear plant at Cofrentes in Valencia declared a state of alert because of a protest action by 14 Greenpeace activists which started at 6.30am on Tuesday. By Kym Wickham

The front page story last week about Spain wanting to encourage more property buyers from the uK to come back here certainly sparked some furious letters about problems ex-pats had been subjected to. While we are not implying in the slightest that it is just the foreigners that have these problems, it does highlight that much more is needed to be done before Spain has a hope in hell of encouraging back the Brits. Spain has to look at all the legal systems and put its house in order very carefully so people in the future can be confident that they are not going to be ripped off. Of course, sometimes it is the purchasers’ fault for not having checked all the details of the purchase properly but I know of at least two people who had employed properly registered Spanish lawyers and had done all the necessary work but still ended up with huge bills from the local councils after they thought they'd paid for everything. Thankfully this is still rare and most purchases go through without a hitch but these few give the whole country a bad name. With so many houses and flats standing empty it seems to be absolutely essential for the Spanish local authorities, Government and banks to do something drastic to help the housing industry. There does seem to be slight movement starting in the housing market now but why on earth are they still giving planning permissions for yet more housing stock to be built before they sell what is already standing empty? Madness!

The Nuclear Safety Council has also activated its emergency response strategy. Greenpeace is demanding that the plant should be closed down on

March 19th when Iberdrola's permit to exploit it runs out. The government has shown signs that it is softening its stance on the closure of

nuclear plants and Parliament is expected to approve an amendment to the Sustainable Economy Law which would open the door to the possibility of

prolonging the life of the country's nuclear plants, something the Socialist government had opposed until quite recently. The Cofrentes plant is the fifth

oldest in Spain and Greenpeace claims that it is functioning “dangerously”, and that several faults and problems have been reported at the plant.

Mobile World Congress opens Cost of living index up The sixth Mobile World Congress (MWC) opened on Monday in Barcelona, offering the latest in operating systems, content, devices and even chips for more than 50,000 visitors. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer, Google's Eric Schmidt as well as Twitter's Dick Costolo and Carol Bartz

from Yahoo are attending. According to the experts, the congress faithfully reflects the ongoing collision between the net and mobile communication, as smartphones get ever more popular, smarter and more powerful. They predict that smartphones will exceed

the number of PCs in the world by 2013. Figures indicate this could happen even earlier - smartphones are already being shipped in greater number than PCs - 100.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2010 compared to 92 million PCs.

Inflation rose to 3.3 per cent in January, the National Institute of Statistics confirmed on Monday. The inflation is driven by higher electricity prices which has raised the price of food products and

transport. The industry ministry approved an electricity hike of 9.8 per cent last December – little more than the price of a cup of coffee per person, he said – but consumer protection groups say the hike has turned out to be higher than 15 per cent.

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Middle East unrest spreads to Iran Tehran's police chief, Ahmad Reza Radan, blamed the opposition leaders for instigating the protests. Dozens were detained in the capital and opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi, a former prime minister, and Mehdi Karroubi, a former speaker of parliament and a senior cleric, were placed under virtual house arrest to prevent them from attending the Tehran rally, which was lauded by the

US administration. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US supported the protesters who, she said, have "the same rights that they saw being played out in Egypt" and called on Iran to "open up" its political system. She hailed the “courage” and “aspirations” of the antigovernment protesters. But conservative parliamentarians said Mehdi Karroubi and Mir


have been reports of demonstrations in other Iranian cities, including Isfahan, Mashhad and Shiraz.

On Tuesday some 50 conservative MPs marched through parliament's main hall chanting "Death to Mousavi, death to Karroubi" and said the men were pawns because the protests were orchestrated by the US, the UK and Israel. There

Meanwhile, police detained the Spanish consul in Tehran, Ignacio Pérez Cambra, for four hours on Monday during violent protests. Diplomatic sources told the news agency EFE that he was arrested by six plain-clothes officers outside the official



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Spanish diplomatic mission. The ambassador, Leopoldo Stampa, immediately contacted the Iranian foreign ministry, which sent an official to deal with the situation. It is not the first time the Iranian police have temporarily detained western diplomats, apparently in the hope of frightening them into keeping quiet about opposition inside the country.







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Anniversary lunch to mark failed coup Speaker José Bono has invited King Juan Carlos and other political leaders to lunch with him in Parliament on February 23rd – the 30th anniversary of the failed coup usually called 23-F in the Spanish press. All the other guests, who include former PM Felipe González, Partido Popular founder Manuel Fraga and former Communist Party leader Santiago Carrillo were in the chamber when a group of Guardia Civil burst in, firing shots at the

ceiling and commanding all those present to get down on the floor. Only two men disobeyed, president of the Chamber Landelino Lavilla, who will attend the lunch, and former PM Adolfo Suarez who suffers from

Alzheimer's and cannot even remember he was the prime minister who, together with King Juan Carlos, steered Spain through the transition from dictatorship to democracy. Suarez had resigned only three weeks

earlier to avoid a coup he knew was being planned. In his letter of invitation, Sr Bono points out that the past 30 years have been “especially fruitful for strengthening our country's democracy and freedoms”.

British neo-Nazis plotted to kill Garzón Judge Baltasar Garzón, who became internationally famous when he attempted to extradite the former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet from Britain in 1998, has revealed in a new documentary film about his life that a British-based neo-Nazi group had

plotted to assassinate him because he was investigating the crimes of the Franco regime. Members of the group had apparently planned to murder him last summer in The Hague where he worked temporarily at the

International Criminal Court after being suspended from Spain's National Court. Ironically, the 54-year-old judge was suspended for abuse of power after he opened a probe into the disappearance of tens of thousands of people during

Spain's 1936-39 Civil War and the 36 years of Franco's dictatorship. Garzón found out about the assassination attempt last July when the FBI notified him it had intercepted emails between members of the group containing details of the plot.

One million too many The National Statistics Institute (INE) has admitted that the country's population has been overestimated by more than one million people because of poor record-keeping and the country's town halls bid to keep their central government populationbased funding. Antonio Argüeso, the INE's Deputy Director General of Socio-demographic Statistics, told reporters that “there are 46 million of us in Spain, although the official figure for the moment is 47 million." He

said the over-calculation would be corrected in the INE's next census, which would be based on annual surveys of households that would provide a more accurate picture of its population than electoral rolls. In the past, the INE had only used household surveys once every ten years. Sr Argüeso said town hall figures could vary by as much as four percent, mainly because many immigrants had left Spain over the last two to three years without informing their town hall, thus remaining on the electoral roll.

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Mayor under fire for pollution Ecologists in Action have denounced Madrid Mayor Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon and the Madrid Community environment delegate, Ana Botella, for “not taking the necessary measures” to guarantee Madrileños a quality of air that “may not be brilliant but which will at least meet the legal pollution limits”. A spokesman for the group said they would be accused before the courts of a “crime against the environment”, as set out in article 325 of the Penal Code. During a two-week period, air pollution in Madrid reached dangerously high levels until last Sunday, when wind and showers finally rid the city of the smog hanging over it. The next

day the mayor told reporters the capital's levels of toxic gas Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) will be brought back in line with European legal safety levels within five years. He does not intend to do anything about the 2.5 million weekly car journeys that are made into the city, or introduce a congestion charge, measures that he claims will hurt the economy and destroy jobs. Instead, he unveiled a plan for a local network of refuelling centres for vehicles that run on alternative power, such as natural gas, liquid gas or bioethanol. By the end of this year, Madrid should have 31 such stations, in addition to 280 recharging stations for electric cars.



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Battle on tax cheats steps up The Tax Office (AEAT) collected more than €10 million last year from tax cheats – 24 per cent more than the previous year. In an effort to outdo themselves this year, AEAT will be targeting professionals they suspect of failing to fully declare their income, and people claiming unemployment benefit while working on the side. To do this, inspectors will step up joint action with their colleagues in the treasury and labour branches of the Social Security system. However, there are only 2,000-3,000 electric cars running in the whole of Spain, most of them not in the capital. The mayor highlighted other City Council efforts, such as renewing its own fleet of vehicles with less-polluting models, building 200 kilometres of Metro lines and pedestrianizing some inner-city streets. He said these measures have given

Madrid a better air quality today than 10 years ago.


Eco-pacifist murdered Pollution counts Meanwhile, Health minister Leire Pajin has said she is going to ask the regional governments for the information she needs to work out just how much pollution is really affecting people's health.

Police are investigating the apparent murder of 50-year-old Vicente Marco Reyes, the Madrid candidate for the Ecopacifist Green party, who was found dead in his Valencia home on Sunday. The party's candidate for mayor of Valencia, Alejandro Escribano, ruled out political motives for the death, as well as robbery, because nothing was taken from the victim's home. But a party member told reporters Marco's defence of gay rights and his political role “made for an explosive cocktail". MADRID






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Mr Berlusconi has denied paying for sex with Karima El Mahroug, known as Ruby, when she was 17, and also rejected claims that he abused his power by seeking her release when she was detained in another case.

However, he acknowledged having called the police when she was held on suspicion of theft. He said he was doing a favour for the then-Egyptian leader, Hosni Mubarak, because Mr Berlusconi was told the girl was Mr Mubarak's granddaughter. Ruby, now aged 18, has denied sleeping with the prime minister but has admitted receiving €7,000

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Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi is to stand trial on charges of paying for sex with an under-age girl and abuse of power. Examining judge Cristina Di Censo said the process would start on April 6th, although prosecutors in Milan had asked for an immediate trial.

payments were made by his aides to a "significant number" of young women, including Miss Mahroug. Last month, Italy's Constitutional Court amended a law granting members of the government temporary immunity from prosecution, ruling that individual judges should be allowed to decide whether ministers should be tried while in office.

A new panel of judges appointed after anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders’ initial trial collapsed in October, has granted him the right to challenge the charges against him of inciting hatred. Mr Wilders had complained of bias against him. No date has yet been set for the start of the second trial, but if it goes ahead, the judges have said his lawyers will be UNITED STATES

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allowed to call for evidence from experts on Islam on Mr Wilders' claim that it is a violent religion.

donation in return for naming rights. A zoo spokesman told reporters that about 1,000 names had been bought on the first day of the promotion.


A court in Ecuador has fined US oil giant Chevron a reported $8bn for Foreign minister read wrong UN destroying large areas of rainforest of the country's Amazon region. speech Ecuadorean Indian groups said Texaco - which merged with Chevron in 2001 - dumped more than 18 billion gallons of toxic materials into unlined pits and rivers between 1972 and 1992, destroying their livelihood. Crops were damaged, farm animals killed and cancer increased among the local

population. The lawsuit was brought on behalf of 30,000 Ecuadoreans, and has dragged on for nearly two decades. The trial began in 2003 after almost a decade of legal battles in the US. At that time, a US appeals court ruled that the case should be heard in Ecuador. Pablo Fajardo, lawyer for the plaintiffs,

described the court ruling as "a great step that we have made toward the crystallisation of justice". He added that the damages award was too low and he was also considering an appeal. In a statement, Chevron said it would appeal, and called the ruling "illegitimate and unenforceable". The

corporation said the ruling was contrary to legitimate scientific evidence. Environmentalists hope the case will set a precedent, forcing companies operating in developing countries to comply with the same anti-pollution standards as in the industrialised world.

Opposition parties have said foreign minister SM Krishna has no "moral right" to continue after he brought "shame" to India for reading out the speech of the Portuguese foreign minister at the UN. Mr Krishna read out the speech on Saturday for about three minutes before an official corrected him. He said there were so many

papers spread in front of him that he took out the wrong speech by mistake. “Most of them make the same points anyway,” he added.




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Italy seeks EU cash for migrant crisis The Italian government has formally requested some €100m in aid from the European Union to help it cope with thousands of Tunisians arriving on its shores. Some 5,000 migrants have landed on the Italian island of Lampedusa in recent days, following the recent unrest. The mayor of Lampedusa has declared a state of emergency. A holding centre designed for 850 people is reported to be overflowing. The island, which normally has a population of about 5,000 people, is closer to North Africa than the Italian mainland. The migrants have arrived in small and overcrowded boats. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi told EU president Herman Van Rompuy in a telephone conversation that the situation "is urgent and concerns all of the European Union". Italy's interior minister Roberto Maroni said he had filed a request for funds

on Monday. On Sunday, Mr Maroni said Europe was not doing anything to help stop the flow of migrants and that he would request permission from Tunisia for Italian authorities to intervene, but Tunisian government spokesman Tayeb Baccouche dismissed the statement as "unacceptable". A spokeswoman for the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Simona Moscarelli, said Italy must fly migrants from Lampedusa to the Italian mainland as soon as possible. She described the migrants as "a mixed flow" - some were fleeing insecurity in Tunisia, following last month's uprising there, while others were seizing the chance to get to Europe to find work. Mr Maroni has also asked for the intervention of the EU's border management

agency, Frontex, and placed an additional 200 soldiers on alert to supervise the centres where the migrants are staying. Lampedusa mayor Bernadino Rubeis said on Tuesday: "There is an entire nation trying to escape Tunisia to reach Italy and then to go on to other countries." In the past Frontex has helped Spain to stem a flow of African migrants to the Canary Islands and Frontex currently has a police team in Greece, to stop illegal migrants entering the EU from Turkey. Any Frontex deployment to Lampedusa would require days if not weeks of planning, as the EU member states would have to agree on their contributions to the mission, in terms of personnel and equipment.

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News Gib on talks agenda Britain and Spain will hold a meeting in London tomorrow (Thu) and Gibraltar will be on the agenda. The bilateral will be between foreign secretary William Hague and his Spanish opposite number Trindad Jimenez. The Spanish aim to reactivate the tripartite talks - under that process there should be a meeting at ministerial level once a year. The last one

scheduled for July last year did not take place and attempts to reschedule in Madrid in November and December failed. Thursday’s meeting is against the backdrop of the opposition PP party moving a motion in Parliament calling not only for Spanish sovereignty over Gibraltar’s waters, but also a reviving of the Spanish claim to Gibraltar as a whole.

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Pamper Evening success story The Gibraltar Government is providing new premises for the Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief, which they will soon be moving into, and the society has also received a boost in funds following a “pamper evening”. The evening was organised in conjunction with the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA) and held in the Rooke Officers Mess - it has already raised £1600, with promises of yet more to come in. The evening saw a variety of stallholders showing off their hairdressing and beauty treatments skills, along with more exotic treatments like nibbling fish very good for hard skin on your feet, we are told - to complementary therapies. Pamper Evenings receive support from many local businesses and SAAFA coordinator Jennifer Sheehy was the driving force between this latest one. The Gibraltar Society for Cancer Relief will be using the money to furnish and equip the new premises and offer a small hospice facility. Spokesperson Helen White said: “Our dream is that one day we may be able to employ a palliative care doctor.”

More than just a day’s shopping Gibraltar isn't just about shopping. The Rock may look small but there plenty of things to do, and the best views are to be had from the cable car. As you go straight to the top, you get panoramic views of Spain, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Ocean, which are all breathtakingly beautiful. You won't be able to miss the Rock's famous Barbary apes – or Macaques, to give them their proper name – that is, if they haven't all gone down to the town as they have been doing a lot of lately. You can either eat at the Top of the Rock coffee shop and restaurant before you take the cable car back down, or wait to enjoy an alfresco lunch at one of the many cafes lining the streets before heading for Main Street, where you can find some great duty free items such as electronics, designer sun glasses, drinks, cigarettes and perfumes and jewellery from some of the best High Street names, including Marks and Spencer, Wallis and Mothercare. Afterwards,



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check out Casemates Square where you will find a variety of shops including the Rock’s glassblowing company which has demonstrations on how to produce the fabulous glasses, vases, paperweights and bowls among other things that you can then purchase in the shops before you hail a taxi or catch a bus to take you back to the border crossing.

Other alternatives The walking tour of the Upper Rock is perfect for the more energetic. Take the cable car up to start the interactive tour which you receive with your cable car ticket. Follow this tour around the “Top of the Rock” '- it takes from half an hour to about two hours - then you follow the country road that winds down the hill to St Michael’s Cave, which takes about twenty minutes. There you will find some very impressive stalagmites and stalactites. Another short walk downhill leads you to the Apes’ Den, where Gib's most famous residents will entertain and amuse you. But it's not the best place

for a lunch break as some of the apes are very good at stealing your food. A very short uphill hike will bring you to the Upper Galleries, or the Great Siege Tunnels, where you’ll find some of the most impressive of Gibraltar’s fortifications, made by the soldiers who served here. The City Under Siege Exhibition will help you to relive this most impressive part of the history of Gibraltar, taking you back in time again, as you view the second important fortification of Gibraltar. While you’re at the Top of the Rock, you’re going to want to visit the Moorish Castle, where some say, it all began. Alameda Gardens isn’t far and is the perfect place for an undisturbed picnic for your luncheon, prior to heading back toward Main Street, just a short walk of five or ten minutes, where you can find all sorts of duty free treasures as you shop your way back to your finish line. The Variety Day tour includes shopping, Top of Rock and dolphin watching.Gibraltar's dolphins are almost as

TOURIST OFFICES Tourist offices in Gibraltar are located in Casemates Square, the Airport Arrivals Hall, the coach terminus and the cruise terminal and at the frontier. Main Tourist Administration Office Duke of Kent House Cathedral Square, Tel: +350 20074950 e-mail: The Gibraltar Tourist Board also operates in London at: Gibraltar Government Office150 Strand,London WC 2R 1JA.Tel: +44 (0) 207 836 0777 email: Note: Gibraltar phone numbers consist of eight digits. When phoning from within Gibraltar just dial the eight digits.When phoning from the Costa del Sol and the rest of Spain precede the number with 9567. When phoning from abroad precede the number with the international dialling code which is 00350.

famous as its monkeys, and once you've seen these denizens of the deep you’ll understand why people love to watch them. What nicer, peaceful way to begin the day than taking a boat out into the Bay of Gibraltar for a two hour trip, to view and meet up with some of the sea’s most friendly and charming creatures? The Relaxed Tour starts in the Alameda gardens, where you will enjoy a wide variety of plants and flowers, some of which are found on very few other places on earth. After your stroll round the gardens, the tour includes the trip up the Rock in the Cable Car, described earlier, followed by lunch or a drink and a light snack at the Top Station cafeteria. Taking the cable car down, you can enjoy the Museum of Gibraltar, which is found inside a piece of history itself, an old historic building - it will give you some amazing insight into the history of the Rock before heading back to your hotel or the border crossing.

Gibraltar 2011 Bank Holidays January 1st New Year's Day March 14th Commonwealth Day April 22nd Good Friday April 25th Easter Monday May 2nd May Day May 30th Spring Bank Holiday June 13th Queen's Birthday Aug. 29th Summer Bank Holiday Sept. 12th Gibraltar National Day Dec. 25th Christmas Day Dec. 26th Boxing Day

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UK News Forests not Victory for common sense A Bill is set to go before Daniel Hamilton from for sale Parliament outlining campaign group Big Brother The sale of Britain’s forests has been put on hold after widespread public outcry and thousands of signatures on many petitions carried out online and in towns throught the UK. The proposal was to sell 85 per cent of the UK’s remaining woodland, some 258,000 hectares, over the next ten years to private companies, charities and local communities, including some timber companies for commercial use. The land is in the hands of the Forestry Commission and currently the Government can only sell off a maximum of 15per cent of the forest estate. They wanted to increase it to raise £100 million toward the Environment Department’s budget. Environment Seretary Caroline Spelman said that the sale would not now go ahead until the protections by law given to the woodlands had been “significantly” improved, adding that the Government was committed to increasing the protection for public access and the protection of rights of way and walkways. The proposals include a £250 million sale of leaseholds for commercially valuable forests to timber companies, measures to allow communities, charities and even local authorities to buy or lease woods, and plans to transfer well-known "heritage" woods such as the New Forest into the hands of charities. Ms Spelman said: "In light of the Government commitment to increase protection for access and public benefit in our woodlands, the criteria for these sales will be reviewed so that protections are significantly strengthened following the inadequate measures that were applied to sales under the previous administration. Pending this review, no individual woodland site will be put on the market."

“sensible levels” of changes to the Protection of Freedom Bill. The planned changes will mean that not everybody who works with children and the elderly will have to be registered. The Chief Executive for the Barnado's charity, Anne Marie Carrie, described it as a “victory for common sense”, adding that there was already plenty of legislation in place for safeguarding vulnerable people who have unsupervised, substantial access from others. Storage of DNA is also on the agenda. The proposals would mean a ban on holding onto the DNA of people who have not been convicted, and a time limit of a maximum of three years for storing the DNA of those who are convicted of a “serious crime”. However

Watch said that it would not apply to more than 1.1 million innocent people whose DNA is already held on police files, and called for these details to be deleted from their files. Town Halls will be prevented from snooping in bins or misusing antiterrorism powers in school catchment area disputes. CCTV and automatic number plate recognition powers will also be curbed dramatically as well as wheel-clamping on private ground and the banning of schools fingerprinting children without their parents’ formal consent. It will also be a victory for gay rights - people with old convictions for consensual gay sex will be able to apply for their record to be deleted from the national police computer.

Traced by Facebook A painter and decorator was arrested after the woman he assaulted in North London, leaving her bruised and with a bleeding ear during May 2010, tracked him down on Facebook. The assailant has now been found guilty at the Old Bailey of attempted rape, sexual assault and actual bodily harm and has been sentenced to six years in jail. He told his victim his name, Alpha Gray, his age and the fact that he lived nearby while he was assaulting her in Tuffnel Park, North London. Because of his unusual first

name, the victim trawled through the social networking site and after discovering him she told police. Gray told the court that he was not the attacker and had been drowning his sorrows on his birthday after his brother’s life support had been switched off that morning following a knife attack a fortnight before. The victim, in her 20s, said in a statement: "I knew I had to do everything I could to try to stop this man from doing this to anyone else as he is clearly a danger to women and must be stopped."

Which? challenges card charges Consumer watchdog Which? is challenging credit and debit card companies over the amount levied by them for using cards by complaining to the Office of Fair Trading. Cheap airline ticket companies are among the worst, but cinemas, the DVLA, local authorities and estate agents are now jumping on the bandwagon of “outrageous” charges. Which? have said that the companies should be “upfront” about their “supercharges” and said

that consumers should only have to pay the charge made to retailers – around 20p for a debit card payment or 2 per cent of the transaction on a credit card - unless told otherwise beforehand by way of clear advertising and promotions. Which? added that retailers should not be using credit and debit card transactions to boost their profits. The Office of Fair Trading has 90 days to respond to the complaint.

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King in Malaga for Armed Forces Day King Juan Carlos and Queen Sophia will preside over the Armed Forces Day celebrations, to be held for the first time in Malaga on May 28th and 29th. Activities over the Saturday and Sunday include exhibitions by the army, navy and air force, and ceremonies to honour the national flag and those who have died while

serving abroad in Afghanistan and Iraq. The celebration dates back to 1978 and took place in the cities where the Army's general captaincies were based. This changed in

Spain seeks higher olive oil price

1987, when it was decided to hold the event in different cities throughout Spain to strengthen the relationship between the people and the armed forces. Only the date stays

the same – the event is always held on the weekend of the Sunday closest to the Day of St Ferdinand, May 30th – King Ferdinand III during his lifetime.

Environment minister Rosa Aguilar told a meeting of olive oil producers in Cordoba last week that the government will urge the EU to force a rise in the price of their product, which is so low that producers barely cover production costs. She said the ministry plans

to send a commission to Brussels to discuss the matter with the EU's agriculture commissioner, Dacian Ciolos. Spain wants the EU to approve storing a certain amount of olive oil, not to create a shortage but enough to force up the

King Juan Carlos in last year’s Armed Forces Day

price. The last time this was done, in 2008, the price rose by 26 per cent. A similar measure has been approved in Italy, France and Portugal, the oil producers said.

Bolivian kids held at airport

Cannabis the most common addiction Official figures show that the most common addiction for under age youths in Andalucia is cannabis. In 2003, just over 45 per cent of the minors who were being treated for addictions were hooked on cannabis. That figure rose to 85 per cent last year. Currently there are 543 minors in the Junta de

Andalucia's rehabilitation programme - 38 have been treated before and the majority (86 per cent) are boys. Only four per cent are hooked on cocaine and two per cent on cigarettes and alcohol. Less than one

per cent are dependent on pills. The positive news is that the number of minors in the programme has dropped 30 per cent over 2009. The biggest drop in numbers was in Cordoba, followed by Malaga.

Four Bolivian boys and one girl aged 10 to 15 were refused entry at Malaga airport on Sunday evening for not having the necessary visas and by press time on Tuesday they had spent two nights in the so-called rejection zone. Their families have been spending the night just outside. A Malaga judge turned down a habeus corpus appeal presented by their court-appointed lawyer that would have allowed them to enter the country. The immigrant aid group, Andalucía Acoge, the Red Cross and the Ombudsman (Defensor del Pueblo Español) have

tried to help them but it was expected on Tuesday that they would be returned to Dublin, their last stop on their journey from Bolivia via Brazil. The uncle of one of them begged the authorities to have some compassion, saying their families do not have the money to pay the fare back to Bolivia. The police suspect they were brought in in such a roundabout way to avoid immigration controls. An airport official said: “If we let them in for humanitarian reasons, the next day more would turn up.”

Local train to run more often Thanks to a series of improvements carried out over the past five years, the local Fuengirola-MalagaFuengirola train will start running at 20 minute intervals instead of 30 this summer. The authorities hope that when the airport's T-3 station opens, the local train will become the main means of transport to the airport.

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A Malaga court has ordered a woman who ignored her neighbours' pleas to stop feeding the birds from her balcony to leave her home and pay the €2,000 that it will cost to clean the building's

façade. The court heard that she had been feeding pigeons, seagulls and sparrows for the past nine years and failed to stop even after Malaga City Council opened administrative

proceedings against her. The woman’s neighbours said the constant noise made by the birds and their mess, made their lives miserable. The woman will be able to return to her home in 18 months time.

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later during raids on five apartments - police seized 98 kilos of cocaine at one apartment, which was used to store the drugs.

They arrested one of them as he left an apartment in the city centre carrying four kilos of cocaine and five others were arrested hours

A police spokesman said they were alerted to the gang's activities when a Spanish woman was arrested some weeks ago at

Barcelona's El Prat airport carrying 11 packets of cocaine in her stomach. She told police there that she was supposed to deliver it to Malaga. The police said the eight people arrested were from six different countries but did not give more details.

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Bad weather drives ship aground The German container ship 'K Wave', with a 13man crew on board, was driven aground by bad weather at Almayate beach in Velez-Malaga in the early hours of Tuesday. The

Body found in well A man called in the Guardia Civil after seeing what looked like a human leg floating in a well on a finca in the Camino el Borrajo district on the outskirts of Alhaurín el Grande. The Guardia's Special Diving Unit was called in and by late afternoon Monday several body parts had been recovered. A Guardia spokesman said only an autopsy would be able to determine if they belonged to a man or a woman, and establish the cause of death. He said the well would be drained to make sure all the parts had been recovered. Specialists from the Judicial Police said they were keeping an open mind as to the cause of death because an advanced state of decomposition could have dismembered the body. They said the only clue they had to the possible time of death was that the chain on the well cover had been found broken last October.

captain radioed that the ship had no structural damage and was not letting in water. The maritime salvage service sent a helicopter and two vessels to assess the boat's



conditions, and a specialist diving team from Murcia was expected to arrive late on Tuesday to take a closer look. The rescue operation was due to start today (Wednesday).

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Wind energy doubled The wind energy produced in the province has more than doubled in the past two years, up from 167.3 megawatts in 2008 to 411.6 at the end of 2010. But the latest report from the provincial government's innovation department notes that public solar energy production remained more or less the same because of austerity cuts. However, private production increased as more companies and individuals installed solar panels. More than half a million households are using one of the two systems. SEVILLA

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4,000 years of history uncovered Workers on a new road near Baeza, Jaen province, have uncovered the remains of a dozen human settlements going back 4,000 years, from the Copper Age to the Moorish occupation. One of the most interesting settlements recovered by the archaeologists so far is a village from the Copper Age, consisting of 70 structures, including cabins, cereal storehouses, graves, work areas and fortifications. Last October, the workers uncovered a Roman water works described as one of the best found in Spain so date.

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Saving Andalucia

What the polls don’t say

he Socialists held a meeting in Seville at the weekend for mayors from all over the region to give them ideas about how to win back around half a million Socialist voters who have been telling the pollsters they intend to stay at home on May 22nd, the day of the municipal elections. Basically, they were told to stop wasting money because austerity is here to stay for a while and to forget about another building boom, because it’s simply not going to happen. The idea of linking their salaries to the size of their towns’ populations was also floated. That would mean an awful lot of mayors taking a big salary cut, so it will end up in the bin of vote-catching proposals that never get off the ground.





he Socialists are seriously worried by the polls which indicate that the Partido Popular might pip them to the post this time around. If that happens, it would be the equivalent of the Tories winning every Labour seat in the north of England. It would be nothing more than a political tsunami which wouldn’t wipe out the party – it’s been around some 130 years – but the psychological damage would be devastating.


ndalucia, which the Socialists have governed since it became an autonomy in 1981, is the second largest of the country’s 17 regional governments – officially called autonomous communities – after Castilla-Leon, which is currently governed by the Partido Popular. In their last regional elections, which are held on different dates from the rest of Spain, the Socialists lost in both Catalonia and Galicia. In Catalonia last November they lost to Convergencia y Union, which had governed the region until the Socialists snatched victory from it in 2003 by forming an alliance with two small nationalist parties that favour independence from Spain. In March 2009, the Partido Popular took back Galicia which it had governed since the region became an autonomous community until the Socialists formed an alliance with the local nationalist party after the 2005 regional election.


he Socialists managed to oust the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) from power in the 2009 regional election there, but only by forming an alliance with the Partido Popular. But the authority of regional premier Patxi Lopez was seriously undermined when Zapatero promised PNV leader Iñigo Urkulli last year that the party that won the most votes in the next regional election would govern without having to form any alliances – in exchange for the PNV’s backing to get his budget through Parliament. If Zapatero had lost the vote on the budget he would have had to bring forward the general election,

he proliferation of political polls over the past few weeks demonstrates just how confused voters across Spain really are. For the first time since democracy was restored, Spaniards have rejected the ruling governing party in favour of the opposition but at the same time give the prime minister higher marks than the opposition leader. In other words, people are saying that they would prefer the Popular Party to win the next elections but would rather have Prime Minister José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero – even though they don’t agree with his policies – over current PP leader Mariano Rajoy. Make sense? Well, given the political climate we are now facing nothing really seems to be clear anymore.

currently slated for March 2012, so no doubt he thought that made it worth stabbing Lopez in the back.


rom the above, I think it’s fairly obvious that the Socialists in general and Zapatero in particular are willing to form alliances with the Devil himself to stay in power. So let’s hope for their sake that the Devil takes up residence in Andalucia to see them through the municipal elections.


f Coin (pop 22,000 or thereabouts) is anything to go by, they’ll need his help. Andalucia has been so solidly Socialist because it has always been the poorest region of Spain, after Extremadura. For centuries, the people of both regions suffered greatly at the hands of a small minority of powerful landowners, backed by the church, who hired the landless peasants only at harvest times and left them to starve for the rest of the year. So it’s no wonder that both regions fell under the spell of communism, anarchy and socialism at the end of the 19th century– and suffered greatly for it during and after the Civil War. However, the generation that has voted Socialist consistently in both regions since the end of the Franco dictatorship regime is dying out and most of those who remain live in the small inland pueblos, like Coin. Perhaps the older people here form part of that half million Socialists who plan to stay at home – because their political ideals won’t allow them to vote for anyone else. But here in Coín at least, the younger people are saying they want the Socialists out but whether they'll actually vote them out is another matter. The Socialists have been around a long time and like any group that's been in power for so long, they are owed a lot of favours by a lot of people. But, as they say, the proof of the pudding is in the eating so we'll have to wait until May 23rd to find which way the votes went.

he latest survey released on February 8th shows that the PP extended its lead over the Socialists by more than 10 percentage points. If the elections were held now, the PP would win with 44.1 per cent of the vote while Zapatero’s Socialists would get 34 per cent, according to the poll conducted by the state-run Centre for Sociological Research, or CIS. Previous surveys three months ago showed the PP winning with just less than 8 per cent over the Socialists. But when asked whether they preferred Zapatero over Rajoy, most Spaniards answered they had more trust in the prime minister, a tendency which to me reveals that PP members would vote for their party but may leave blank ballots when it comes to electing Rajoy.

prime minister last week told his parliamentary bloc, the PP is riding high on the polls and its members have lost touch with reality to the point that they have ignored the current agenda and forget that Spain is fighting to stay alive inside a quicksand pool of deficit.


he imbalance shown in the latest survey supports the long-held theory that the true poll is one that which is taken on election day. The general elections won’t be held until another year and a lot can happen within that time. People often change their minds on the same day they go to the ballot box. Then again there is the election phenomena that some voters, regardless of what party they belong to, don’t like belonging on the losing side. They will tick off the name that seems to be at the forefront regardless of whether they like him or not. Elections are strange devices with sometimes outlandish outcomes, but, of course, they strengthen our democracy. So maybe it is best we just don’t put too much faith in the polls but treat them instead as a form of entertainment as we struggle with the real issues in life.


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apatero and his Socialists have been punished by the economy and his package of policies, including the freezes in retirees’ pensions and government workers’ salaries, he introduced to try to solve the crisis. No doubt if Rajoy and his PP were in office the government would also resort to drastic but unpopular measures. But there is a difference between Zapatero and Rajoy and that is their personalities. The PP leader appears combative, arrogant, less willing to initiate dialogue and unclear about his economic policies. Next year will be his third attempt to try to become prime minister. While Zapatero also appears unsure of himself over his belt-tightening reforms, he has a much calmer demeanour almost to the point of bashfulness as if he were a young boy meekly handing in his homework. No doubt Spaniards want a confident leader at the head of their government, but not one who certainly appears to be in the race just for his or her own personal satisfaction.

he city of Madrid has found itself in a murky situation when scientists reported that that the Spanish capital had exceeded the European Union limits on air pollution. A dark brown haze can be seen hovering over the city as politicians on the ground battled it out to determine who was going to have to pay to clean up the air. Last year, Madrid exceeded the legal EU limit for pollution by having an annual average of 44 micrograms of suspended particles within less than 10 micrometres. The EU limit is 40. Because none of the politicians from the city backed Popular Party government could clean up their act, Madrid’s environmental chief Ana Botella called for a temporary moratorium on the EU guidelines. The City Council urged people to use public transportation and leave their autos at home, but few have responded. The airborne dirt has made it difficult for people to breathe, exercise or just walk outside their doors. Some politicians are calling for shock measures such as increased road tolls and restricted days for people to use their automobiles. Mayor Alberto RuizGallardón has promised to bring down pollution levels to EU standards by 2015.




ore and more it appears that Zapatero may step aside and allow his very popular deputy prime minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba take over the Socialist reins and run against Rajoy. A Rubalcaba-led slate no doubt is a winning formula. But as the

owever, the city has gotten a reprieve this week as rain showers and wind appeared to have washed the air. Nevertheless, the pollution is set to return once the rains stop and the long dry summer season begins its approach.

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Community New season success

written by Ann Ellis

Thespa opened the new season with the comedy “Poor Mr Pembleton” by Stuart Ready, which was ably directed by Peter Cadman. In scenes reminiscent of Ronnie Barker in Open All Hours, Mr Pembleton (Mike Lloyd) became the hapless victim of the schemings of Mrs Deborah King (Jean Fenton) as her confident performance saw off the opposition lady suitors. Mike’s portrayal of Mr Pembleton’s rapid transition from “Jack The Lad” to bumbling “thumbprint” suited the role well. These strong performances were ably

supported by members of his would-be harem played by Pat Blaker, Wendy Smith, Dee O’Sullivan and Eileen Cooper. The second play of the evening, “Two Wits To Woo” by John Kelly, was directed with great aplomb by Jean Fenton, greatly helped by three excellent performances. Ann Ellis (Lady Winsome) has to be admired for very adept handling of her two scheming employees; Michael Baker (James), and Jamie Stonhewer (Joseph) who have been milking the manor estate for years, Joseph selling off the vegetables grown in the

estate garden and James running a taxi service with Lady Winsome’s Rolls Royce. In order to save their jobs as the manor goes into bankrupcy, they hatch a plan that one of them should marry Lady Winsome and pool their illicit gains into the estate’s coffers. On the toss of a coin James has to do the proposing. Michael Baker and Ann Ellis were perfect foils for each other in a very funny scene. Jamie Stonehewer’s portrayal of Joseph was nothing short of excellent and the three together created a very pacy dialogue which kept everyone enthralled.

Cancer support group news MABS Cancer Support Group Marbella is a multinational group of volunteers in its sixth year. They provide help and support for individuals and their families to help them understand and cope with cancer by providing information and individual support helping to reduce the sense of isolation felt by some cancer patients and their families and coping with the stress and uncertainty by meeting other members at the monthly meetings. Volunteers can also assist with translation and

transport if required for treatment, and with medical appointments. New volunteers, young and mature, are always welcome as they are vital to the group’s work, as drivers, to help with visiting and for carers – all are urgently needed – plus volunteers to spread the word about the group, campaign, sponsor and organise fund-raising events. Meetings are held at the Miraflores Club Poolside Restaurant starting at 11.30am every fourth Tuesday of the month. The next meeting is next

Tuesday February 22nd. There is also a Scrabble afternoon from 2pm every second Tuesday of the month held at Pizerria El Zoco in Calahonda. The new branch, MABS Cancer Support Group Estepona, covers the San Pedro to Casares area. For more information call the helpline number 952 833 568 or 647 054 945, or email or visit the website at mabscancersupportgroup. org

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Why not take up a new sport GENUINE Closing Down Sale and make new friends? Bowls is a leisurely sport, very sociable, and suitable for all ages. Lauro Golf Bowls Club is a young, expanding club catering for all levels of play and 80 per cent of members were new to the game when the club opened almost two years ago. Already they have some notable achievements to their name with individual trophies having been won.They have two teams in the Costa del Sol leagues and this year have reached the final of the League Cup which will be played at the end of March.They are the only inland facility of its

kind and in the most beautiful surroundings. The emphasis is most definitely not all about winning, however, as enjoyment plays a large part in thier bowling life and there are regular fun and themed days as well as barbeques on the calendar. There are full bar facilities at the club and several restaurants within the complex. They are open 7 days a week, dress is informal apart from 3 "club" sessions. Everyone is welcome to go along and have a go! They offer a free introductory session including equipment and

qualified coaches are also there to give advice. Various membership options are available as well as Pay and Play. For more information please contact either Ken Talbot on 952 963 161, mobile 663 553 483 or ( or the club captain Harry Frostick on 952 112 041, mobile 651 488 837 or ( Alternatively, why not just drop in? They are situated just past the apartments that face the car park in Lauro Golf Club.

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Mike B I felt like laughing when I read the front page of The News last week, the Spanish just do not have any idea about the damage they have done to possible property investments in this country because of their consistent shortsightedness in sorting the property problems out in this country. Housing Secretary Beatriz Corredor

Mandy Roberts Having read your front page article from this week’s edition of The News – the Spanish Government are trying to woo back British property buyers I had to bite back hysterical laughter. Based on the experience of myself and my husband and plenty of others who have been stung out here by the perfectly legal ´money making´ schemes of the Mijas Ayuntamiento our advice to anyone thinking of buying a property out here is ´don´t unless you have very deep pockets, which you will need to fund their taxes as and when they think them up! The story about our property purchase is a little complicated but I would urge you all to keep reading. We bought an apartment in 2006 for 270k and paid the 7% purchase tax on that property. Our lawyer, one of the good guys, advised us not to make any “under the counter payments” which would have reduced the overall purchase price as we were already under the ´Valor Catastral´ valuation. This is the town hall valuation of a property and on our apartment this was 277k. We were told that the Town Hall could, within 4 years, demand a further 7 per cent of the 7k difference – since they assume that the purchaser has paid the seller that money unofficially and they charge you the tax on that ‘assumed´ amount, so we put aside €490 in case. In March 2009, however, we received from the Patronato de Recaudacion Provincial, Diputacion Provincial de Malaga, a final demand for two payments totalling just under €4,000. This charge was the retrospective revaluation of our apartment by a Town Hall appointed architect, showing that the selling price should have been €324,000 euros. This meant, it stated, that we had avoided paying the 7 per cent purchase tax on this differential of €54,000, which we now had to pay, plus

By email states “trust in the system that we have and the transparency we provide”... that's a good one! Why would anyone trust in a system that is so obviously corrupt and totally ignorant to the interests of their citizens along with others who own property here, people who have invested here in the past and who are stitched up at

every opportunity by central government and local authorities, a system that helps no one except themselves? Spain seriously needs to learn compassion then replace its unhealthy natural greed with it, this is not just towards people caught in the property mess but in every aspect of modern life.

Mijas interest backdated to the date of purchase, even though this amount was NOT the real purchase price. The accompanying letter declared that, as we had not responded to previous notifications, we had lost our right to appeal against this tax, plus interest charged. We had never received any such notifications, and the only one we did get was, of course, the final demand without right of appeal. We took the documentation to our lawyer straight away as we were only given 14 days to pay the full amount and, if it was not paid, our bank account would be embargoed! It appears that the Notary, in front of whom all house purchases have to be made, carries no legal weight in these matters as all he does is sign at the end of the completion document " doy fe" which basically means " I believe that what these people are telling me is the truth". The fuctionario at the tax office in Fuengirola (civil servant) was singularly unhelpful and unpleasant, insisting that we had to pay or face further fines etc and he refused to let me take the file away from the office. It was only with the assistance of our lawyer that we were finally allowed to see the documents that we were supposed to have received. Even the addresses on them differed and yet they must have known where we lived since all this was as a result of the purchase of our apartment! We were, therefore, able to show incorrect delivery so we were now able to exercise our right of appeal. We had to hire an architect at a cost of €600, who repeated the process of retrospective revaluation, arriving at a figure of €285,000. This was still higher than we actually had paid but, even so, we were advised to increase this to €296,000 as the lower figure would not have been accepted and a third architect would have then

been called upon to give a third valuation. This third valuation would have been binding and would almost certainly have been higher than €296,000, so we agreed. This was accepted and after about 3 months we got back a little over €1,800. Legal fees plus the architect's fees had cost us €1,600. We were, and still are, absolutely staggered that a member country of the European Union is allowed to behave in this manner, which is tantamount to legalised theft. This is happening to lots of unsuspecting people and applies as much to business property as to residential property sales. Never has the phrase ´buyer beware´ been more applicable. To anyone considering buying a property out here our advice is don´t unless you are fully prepared for a future additional tax bill (amount to be determined by your local town hall!) which can be imposed within 4 years of the original purchase. Those involved in the buying and selling of property may not even be aware that this practice goes on, but we want to let as many people as possible know, especially with the recent drop in property values, that if you buy a bargain it may not turn out to be such a bargain after all! Remember, whatever you pay for a property the town hall have the power to retrospectively re-value that property within the next 4 years to what they consider you ´should´ have paid for it and they can then tax you 7 per cent of the difference. In a way we consider ourselves lucky that we suffered a relatively ´small´ additional tax, we know of other examples where properties have been retrospectively re-valued by hundreds of thousands of euros, resulting in 20k plus tax bills! Buy property in Spain? Never again!

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Giant Full Moon Make sure that you go outside and have a look at the Full Moon this Friday night (Feb 18th). It will appear huge!

The Moon does not go around the Earth in a perfect circle, instead its orbit is oval or ellipse shaped. So sometimes the Moon comes closer to the Earth and other times it is further away. This close point is called the perigee and the distant point is called the apogee. This week we are in for a real treat. The full Moon will be at its absolute closest to the Earth at a mere 221,676 miles as compared to 252,693 miles at its most distant or apogee to us. That is almost 30,000 miles closer and should make the Moon appear 1/3rd bigger in the sky than normal. If you can get to see the Moon when it is just rising and is very low down on the horizon then it will appear even bigger. This is just an illusion and has baffled scientists for years as to why this happens. Some believe it is because there are other objects such as trees and buildings to compare it against when it is low down, but using accurate measuring equipment it has been proven that it is just an illusion and that the Moon stays the same size throughout the night. Because the Moon is such a familiar object in the sky we sometimes forget that what we see is really another world. Its face has become so well known to us but, without stating the obvious, the Moon is not a flat disc but a round ball that constantly keeps its same side pointed towards us. If you were to see the Moon from a different angle then it appears completely

different. People talk about the ‘dark side of the Moon’, there isn’t a dark side, and they are referring to the far side, the side that we never see. The reason that we only ever see the same side is because the Moon is spinning but it spins so slowly (once in 29 days) which is exactly the same length of time that it takes to orbit the Earth so it is held in a geosynchronous orbit. Imagine it like this; the Earth and you are at the centre of a child’s roundabout and the Moon is on the outside edge of the roundabout. As the roundabout turns then the Moon will always keep the same face pointed to you although from the Moon’s point of view it gets to see all around the playground as it goes around. Now if the Sun is in the distance, say over by the swings, then as the Moon goes around the Earth then the light coming from the Sun (the swings) will sometimes be shining on the face of the Moon and at other times it will be shining on the backside of the Moon. The different phases that the Moon goes through during its orbit around the Earth are caused by different parts of it being lit by the Sun. When the Moon is between us and the Sun then the far side of the Moon is lit and our side is in darkness, but as it makes its way around us so that it is now on the opposite side of the sun to us then the whole of its face is lit up and we see a full Moon.

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Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK Special curry night at La Risa @ Lauro Golf Frank Burke (Mr Boogie Nights) at JK’s, Coin Talent contest coming up at Buzby’s, Benalmadena

Blue skies over the snow-capped Maroma Wonderful variety on this superb Axarquia walk.

Written by Gary Dearden

Now the sun is making its appearance it’s time to brush off the winter cobwebs, get out the walking shoes and head out into the countryside for the first in this year’s occasional series of walks.


anillas de Albaida – about 19km from Salida 277 on the A7 motorway – must be one of the best-kept and prettiest of the Axarquia’s white villages. The lovely drive from the coast passes through Algarrobo, Sayalonga and Competa before reaching Canillas – and at this time of year, the snow-capped peak of La Maroma provides a magnificent backdrop. If you have time, stop at the Jarel Bodega, 1km after Competa, to taste or buy some excellent local wines – their sweet muscatel is a superb dessert choice!


he walk starts from the car park, next to the Collegio Rural, on the outskirts of the village. Go downhill from the miniroundabout, passing the farmacia on the left and the supermarket on the right. At the sign for ‘Finca el Cerrillo’, turn left and pass the municipal pool as you drop steeply downhill. The photogenic San Anton chapel is on the left and, 50m or so after, turn right at a 3-way

junction and, keeping the gorge on your left, follow the tarmac road 200m down to the river.


s you descend, a wellpreserved Roman bridge on the left is worth a quick look, but use the road bridge to cross the Turvilla river and then immediately turn right towards a wide, gravelled area in front of a lovely converted mill. Don’t climb the concrete track, but keep the Cajula river on your right and follow its course on a distinct path, with several sets of stepping stones crisscrossing the flow as you head upstream. Fullyladen orange and lemon trees, mimosa and oleander bushes line the way, making for a delightfully colourful trek – and the fruit tasted delicious!


ass a small farm building on the left, then cross again and the now stony path rises below a rock overhang before descending to more stepping stones. After crossing twice more,

the path climbs steeply between two wire fences to a clearing in an avocado grove a few metres below a white farmhouse – this is a good first rest stop.


few metres above the clearing, a small sign for ‘Camino del Rio’ points off to the right where the path winds its way first through more avocados, followed by beautifully scented wild rosemary and thyme, on an undulating course just above the river. This section is really pleasant and open with lovely views up and down the valley. Eventually the path descends back down to the river and more stepping stones.


nce across, the undergrowth thickens but the path remains clear until emerging at yet another crossing from where it again climbs sharply up to pass close to a rustic farm building - be sure to check out the great views from here back down the valley.


ass the house on its right hand side, and continue the climb as the path meanders up the side of the valley. On a hilltop opposite you will notice a new building, which you will pass on the latter part of the walk.


eading off to the right, the path crosses a watercourse then turns right again and uphill through an area of abandoned terracing, towards another farm which soon comes into view. NOTE: the new owner has blocked the main path through the old premises, so you need to find a way around and to the left of the buildings as you head up to find a very distinct, wide dirt track running behind the farm. There were three dogs in residence when we passed and although they appeared curious – perhaps because we had our dog on a lead – they were passive enough. Just take reasonable care at this point.


ith the farm behind you, turn right on

the dirt track and continue walking for 1km or so. Just after the new building you saw earlier, the track bears sharp left and downhill towards some more houses at the head of the river valley. It is lined here with almond and orange trees – which were spectacular when we passed – and after a few minutes, winds down to a tired, concrete bridge to cross over a narrow stream.


ead uphill again towards a house with a row of pine trees, then down to another river – with badly eroded banks – where you cross with care to the right side, passing a row of poplar trees as you head uphill again on the main track, having ignored a sharp right branch turning down to the river.

steps, watch for a cairn marking a lovely stonecobbled path heading off to the right as it winds steeply down to the river. The views back to Canillas are wonderful and, as you descend, you can easily pick out your final ascent on the opposite side of the valley.


he last river crossing is via an old stone bridge, before you turn right onto a well-trodden path to climb out of the valley. At the top, the path becomes a tarmac side road, passing just below the village cemetery. After 100m, turn left into the first street, carry on to the end of the road – passing some shops but maybe not all of the bars – to make your way up the hill, through the village centre and back to the car park. Distance – 11km


fter passing a few scattered houses above and below, the track swings left near a branch path to the right. Again, ignore this route – it is chained off anyway – and, after just a few dozen

Grade – medium; easy way-finding, with some steep climbs. Time – 3.5 to 4 hours.

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The Salon Varietes in Fuengirola is holding auditions for “Little Women on Sunday February 27th from 11am until 2pm and audition pieces will be available from the Salon’s Box Office in Calle Emancipacion from Thursday February 17th onwards. The cast required are: Meg March, a girl of between 15 and 20-years old and who is the eldest of the March girls. Meg is quiet and serious; Her slightly younger sister Jo (14 - 19-years-old) who is a tomboy, full of energy and plain speaking; Younger still at 12 to 16 years is Beth March who is shy, gentle frail of health and very musical; Then there’s the youngest of all, Amy, 10-14 who is selfish and spoilt but growing up fast!; Mrs March, “Marmee”, 45-55, caring and loving

and quietly self-assured and capable; Hannah, their housekeeper of 50-65. Irrascible but good hearted; Laurie Laurence III who is the grandson of Mr Laurence, 17-22 and on the brink of manhood; Aunt March, a wealthy but grumpy old lady in her 60s who is used to getting her own way; John Brooke, Laurie’s tutor, who is in love with Meg and is 26 to 40-yearsold; Mr Laurence, who is also in his 60s. He is a kind and wealthy next door neighbour who is a bit of a recluse. The original novel is by Louisa M. Alcott and has been adapted by Peter Clapham. Call Ana Atteck on 670 753 662 for further information.

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Lady of the Dawn performances for Cudeca “Lady of the Dawn” will be performed in aid of Cudeca, at the Palacio de Congresos, Marbella, from February 25th to 27th, with a special gala evening on the opening night to share a glass of friendship and to meet the cast. This exciting and interesting Spanish play written by Alejandro Casona and translated into English by Professor Donald B. Gibbs is directed by Roberta Aaron, with the support of the Marbella Town Hall, through their Culture and Foreigners’ Departments.

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The ever popular La Risa @ Lauro Golf restaurant on the road between Alhaurin de la Torre and Alhaurin el Grande - just ten minutes up from the coast - is holding a special Curry Day from 1pm on Monday February 21st. You will be able to enjoy two courses of fabulously authentic tasty food for the unbeatable price of just €7.50 but this is going to be

a very popular event so you’ll need to call La Risa to book your table now on 660 350 896. La Risa has many events coming up, such as their regular Ladies Lunch Club meetings and there’s a market planned for Saturday February 26th from 10am until 2pm aimed at the ladies - men will be welcome to come along too of course!

Tickets are available at the Palacio de Congresos in person or by calling 952 82 8 244 from 9am to 3pm. Ticket prices are: €20 for Friday February 25th which is a Gala evening performance at 8pm. €15 (€8 for students) on Saturday February 26th for the performance at 8pm and Sunday February 27th with an earlier performance start time of 7pm For further information please contact Ms Bobbi Aaron on 607 737 482.

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Could you be a Buzby’s star? be made at Rox Studio.

There will be a panel of three independent judges including one from The News. The event will provide a great opportunity to be seen by the movers and shakers who book acts along the Costa and could kick-start your career, and the prize is €100 and a professional recording to

You must register before Saturday February 26th by calling Mad Terry on 645 404 911 or by calling into Buzby’s in Avenida Antonio Machado in Benalmadena. The event is being sponsored by Mad Terry@Buzby’s, The News and Rox Studios.

Heats will take place on Sundays, February 27th, March 6th and 13th with the grand final taking place on Sunday March 20th. Your compere for the evening will be Adele Lee Peters so go along and show the Costa what you can do!

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One of the longest established Male Choirs in Wales, the Llantrisant, excels in vocal harmony. The Llantrisant Choir has the enviable reputation of being in constant demand at concerts, charity events, weddings and funerals.

On Friday, February 18th the legendary Frankie Burke - remember dancing to Heatwave’s Boogie Nights in the 70s? - is appearing at JK’s in Coin and it promises to be the best gig yet at this inland music venue.

They have performed in the USA and all over Europe with regular concerts in England and Scotland and obviously their own Land of Song, Wales and are now going to perform for Cudeca Cancer Care Hospice. The concert will take


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Tickets are available from the Box Office at the Salon Varietes theatre priced at 14.00€ and the office is open daily from 10.30am to 1.30pm and 7 until 8pm. or you can call them to book on 952 474 542. Go along, watch a fantastic concert and support your local Hospice at the same time!

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The Heatwave inaugural album was ‘Too Hot To Handle,’ and their third single ‘Boogie Nights,’ was released in 1977. It was a major success for Heatwave and proved to be the turning point of their career. ‘Boogie Nights’ was a number one single in Europe and provided an opportunity


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for people to hear Heatwave in America for the first time. Later that year the release of the classic love ballad, ‘Always And Forever’ demonstrated the versatility of the group, showing their ability to do both dance songs and ballads. In 1977 Roy Carter from London, England was added as additional (guitar, bass, keyboards) player. Do not miss the opportunity to see one of the worlds greats. Tickets are €1 in advance or €3.50 on the door. To book call JK’s on 654 396 651.

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The competition is to be run over four Sundays from 8.30pm and as long as you are over 15 years old, there’s nothing to stop you entering and becoming the

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From Sunday February 27th, Mad Terry @ Buzby’s is running a talent contest so, if you can sing, play an instrument or are a band why not register to enter?

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Kids can be so cruel


By Amy Thomas

Starring Matt Damon, Cecile de France email:

Three people from different parts of the world,from completely different walks of life, have one thing in common – they are haunted by mortality and the need to find answers where none may exist. Director Eastwood sets the scene with a breath taking opening sequence in which French journalist Marie Lelay (de France) and her boyfriend find their Asian idyll of a holiday turning into a nightmare as the Boxing Day tsunami sweeps all before it, and takes the life of her lover, leaving her haunted by the images of

his death. In London, 12year-old schoolboy Marcus mourns the loss of his twin brother in a road accident and is seeking a way to reconnect with the closest person to him. And in San Francisco George Lonegan (Damon) has a special connection with the afterlife and is troubled by his brother’s exploitation of his psychic gift – a gift he

wants to block out so that he can lead a normal life. In Babel and Crash fashion these disconnected stories set half a world apart find themselves linked together. It’s a thought provoking premise, and with Eastwood at the helm, and with a screenplay by Peter Morgan (The Queen) the movie has managed to split the critics. Last year’s

The Lovely Bones took a bit of stick for the way it painted the afterlife, and Hereafter has come in for some mixed reviews. But Eastwood is as spare and unsentimental as ever, and while it may not hit the heights of movies like Gran Torino, he is always a powerful director. So maybe one to make up your own mind about.


A triumphant Bafta night It’s official –The King’s Speech is the biggest grossing British independent movie ever and it’s still pulling in a million a day at the UK box office. Oh, and in case you have not noticed, it swept all before it at the Baftas on Sunday. Not only that, it picked up the Spanish ‘Oscar’ at Sunday’s Goya awards for best European movie. So, all is looking promising for the Oscars kater this month. The movie picked up seven out of its 14 nominations – Colin Firth, as predicted, took best actor for his role as the stuttering monarch. It was good to see Helena Bonham Carter, as Queen Elizabeth, and Geoffrey Rush as the speech therapist, win the best

supporting actor gongs Helena Bonham Carter’s acceptance speech rambled a bit, but as she said, she won’t be winning an Oscar so it was the night to make the most of it. The movie also picked up best picture, best British picture, best screenplay and best original music. Host Jonathan Ross joked that the audience at London’s Royal Opera House should just keep clapping while a succession of cast and others from the movie took to the stage to pick up the awards. The one big omission was director Tom Hooper - the award for best director went to David Fincher for the Social Network, and that’s likely to be replicated on Oscar night. Both it and Inception were the other big winners as they picked up technical

awards, and Black Swan’s Natalie Portman will have her best actress gong sent to her – the pregnant actress was not able to fly to London for the event. Stephen Fry presented the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema award to the Harry Potter series – the biggest grossing, most successful franchise ever, and the audience gave veteran actor Sir Christopher Lee a standing ovation as he received his Fellowship of the Academy.

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hen it comes to classic horror films set at summer camp the first movie that comes to mind is “Friday the 13th”, but I think I found a movie that could knock “Friday the 13th” off its podium. A strange thing occurred this week, which drew my attention to a horror serial I had not seen before (which is strange indeed) – hence I spent all week watching all four “bloody” parts.


he 1983 “Sleepaway Camp” is just like every other campus horror, the first part is the best and more or less from the beginning you know (or have an idea) who the killer is and who will get slashed first and who might survive. However, that said, this one has a twist – one so good that even I didn’t see it coming. After a horrible boating accident kills her family, Angela, a shy and sullen young girl, moves in with her eccentric aunt Martha, who one summer sends Angela and her protective cousin Ricky to Camp Arawak. Soon after their arrival, a series of bizarre and increasingly violent accidents begin to claim the lives of their fellow campers.


he 80s was a great time for horror movies, but not for fashion – some of the shirts the guys are wearing are a tad queer to say the least. One of the things I liked the most about this movie was that most of the characters were plausible, and it was nice for a change that the killer didn’t hide all the bodies, like most campus movies. The final scene will probably leave you speechless, as it did me WOW!


he sequel “Sleepaway Camp 2: Unhappy

Campers” didn’t have the mystique of the first, this is probably due to the fact that you now already know who the killer is. It moves away from the horror/suspense genre to a comedy gore fest, to which if you are not a good girl or boy with honourable intentions – well, you’re dead. There are a few quirky moments, but again it slides too closely to comedy for my liking. The only thing that saves “Sleepaway Camp 3: Teenage Wastland” is that the killer is played by the same person, there’s nothing original in this one, except the ways of picking off your victims – and Michael J Pollard, shame on you.


y this time you can imagine I was pretty sick of watching this series, as nothing could top the first part. However, I am a trooper and trooped right through the final part “Return to Sleepaway Camp”, which, surprisingly, wasn’t as bad as I had anticipated. The main kid Alan, is awful but the worst thing is you know this kid, he’s obnoxious, rude, irritating and disturbingly familiar. So, when the other kids make fun of him, you kind of enjoy it and if Alan wasn’t trouble enough, there’s a killer on the loose or is there? The great thing about this final part is you get to see Angela, Ricky and Ronnie (the guy with the clip board and short shorts, and yes he’s still wearing them), reprising their original roles 25 years later.


f you don’t want to watch all four parts it is quite understandable, however I do highly recommend watching the first part – it makes Jason look like a mamma’s boy!

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It doesn’t matter what is going on in or around you or how hard life may seem in a certain area of your life, the truth remains that Jupiter, our most benevolent benefactor, is in your sign and he is in it with his might and mercy. You have from now until the end of May to launch your deal - this brand new cycle that you are in enables you to influence the world, to attract to you all that you need. Lady Luck has arrived so the question is “what do I really want”? One step at a time - the right kind of permanent change does not occur overnight. Sure, sudden unforeseen events can alter something in the blink of an eye, but then everyone is left to integrate all that has occurred. You are looking far into the future, working now to create something solid, yet something totally brand new. This week as Mercury and Saturn connect innovatively in your house of efforts, you find a solution to an age old problem, allowing an enormous weight to be lifted. The mind is powerful. Your ruling planet Mercury rules the mind, as well as thoughts and all forms of communication. Currently Mercury is in rocket scientist Aquarius, indicating that your thoughts may be firing with far more speed than usual. Not only may they be keeping you up at night but also tact’may not be a virtue of yours right now. Speed is on your side, solutions to age old problems are easy to sort – revelations are not uncommon. Results take time to manifest and it may be a while before your efforts are obvious. True change starts from the cells and reverberates like a ripple effect throughout your total being. The validation you have been seeking is coming. You will find and feel the evidence of your energetic output and be shown that. at least in one key area, you were not only right on track but blazing a new trail of powerful significance. You are soon to experience a real and lasting reason to celebrate. Does winning or even being right really matter? A necessary humbling, for whatever reason, is in process now for you. Leo, and it will be far better for you to retreat than to jump in with both barrels blazing to prove a point. Putting some space in between what angers you or pushes your buttons is the best thing you could do to manage the inner angst. Your greatest strength is in your capacity to love no matter what, to shine even when it rains and to open your heart even when someone has a lock on theirs. It is your chance to participate in re-writing some of the rules in the game of life. This includes the rules surrounding how you spend your time and where you put your energy and focus. You are craving more adventure and spontaneity as you feel plugged into that universal current of life, charged up and ready to go. Make some room in your life to elevate your gain, know what you want and don’t be afraid to grab it with both hands.


As light as you would love life to be, it is far from that now as your ruler, Venus, crosses over intense Pluto. It will be impossible to keep things on the surface as far deeper things are requiring you to dive to some deeper dimensions of being. New chapters are being written and as this transition is taking place, even those things that used to assist in taking the edge off are not working September 23rd - their magic. This is no side stepping time, every moment matters and every October 22nd choice counts.



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The thing to bear in mind, Scorpio, is that miracles, although few and far between, do happen. Everywhere you look, in one way or another, there will always be a story that leads to that “life isn’t fair” feeling. It can be challenging to accept certain things but there is a great deal more going on than meets the eye. A silver lining to a dark cloud will show itself and help you see the blessing in the barricade. A private wish or prayer is to be answered.

SAGITTARIUS Following those inner rhythms without any outside influences interrupting your flow is what you do well. That is what is being asked of you now - to lay down your arms and give up your defences, to go with the flow. It means following your instinct, that fire in your belly that seems to know where it is going. Simply remember to be true to yourself and express the way you really feel this week November 22nd - and the world will respond in full, the effects will be immediate. December 21st

CAPRICORN There is a sweet smell in the air because Venus, the planet of loving relief, is on your side this week. Things may have been feeling particularly intense and you may have been forced to confront what you must - resulting in a progressive elimination of all that does not support your best and highest self. Now you welcome a reprieve. There is nothing like a full-blown release of the weight of nd December 22 responsibility you have been carrying. This is sure to lift your spirits. January 19th


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Warrior Mars is still in your sign giving you that kind of consistent energy blast that makes you feel you are competing against something even if you are sat on the sofa. It can be next to impossible to relax but then again, maybe it means you are not supposed to, if there is something that needs initiating then you have the green light. There will be plenty of time for relaxation in the coming weeks. There is adventure in the air so prepare to expand your vision. We all know what a great listener you are and this trait will be put to the test when a friend in need finds your door. Those famous words, “I feel your pain”, could not ring more true and must have been written by you. There is something about sharing stories that helps us all to not feel so alone in the world. There are certain victories in your life at the moment but they don’t give you the thrill you might desire because you kind of knew it all along what you do have, though, is an inner tranquillity.

New Iceland opens TODAY! At last, today, February 16th sees the opening of ICELAND’s newest branch - and in the lovely location of Puerto Banus. Hundreds of thousands of mums all over Spain, from Tenerife to Benidorm, have discovered how vital ICELAND is to their weekly shop and budget and have nothing but praise for the stores, which are dotted along the Costas and in the Canary Islands and always in the handiest of locations. It’s a constant surprise to all shoppers at the variety of produce in-store and with over 7500 items on the shelves and over 400 m2 at the new Puerto Banus store, it’s no wonder there are so many happy customers leaving ICELAND’s ten and soon to be eleven branches. “So that’s why mums go to ICELAND” is more than just a slogan, it’s ICELAND’s secret weapon. It’s impossible to contemplate a weekly shop without a visit to one of their branches, because not only do they offer the biggest bargains, from Buy One Get One Free offers, to their basic Euroshopper line, they also provide their clientele with the handiest of specialized items, which are truly impossible to find elsewhere. Or, if they can be found, they’re exorbitantly expensive. ICELAND takes all that out of the picture, saving you time and most importantly, money in one fell swoop. From aisles dedicated to baking and others dedicated to marinated and preserved produce, sections for Indian cooking and others for Chinese, ICELAND takes the hassle out of cooking by providing you with all you need and more to put dinner on the table and with the least fuss possible. ICELAND’s fame for frozen food is no small thing, with vast selections of frozen and chilled goods all on display. There is everything you need, from quick and easy frozen vegetables, (fresh fruit and vegetables can also be found in the chillers,) meats, fishes, pizzas and ready made meals. Plus there is a large variety of different cuisines of the latter, from Italian to traditional British fare. Not only that, but dessert is

taken care of as well; fresh and frozen cakes can be found in store plus your favourite flavour icecreams!

British beers in store! Everything you need to keep your home ticking over is in-store and all conveniently to hand.

Finally, you can have fresh British milk in your tea and coffee- let’s face it, there is no better than brands like Cravendale! Favourite Cheeses from brands you know and trust, such as Cathedral City, Leerdammer, Kerry, Pilgrim’s Choice, Seriously Strong or even ICELAND’s own cheeses, from Blue Stilton to Extra Mature White Cheddar. You will find fresh British Bacon, Hams and Chickens. Plus there is a huge selection of ready-made pastas and sandwich fillings available.

And come the festive seasons, ICELAND supplies all you need and more. For Christmas, aisles are dedicated to Crackers, Snacks, Presents, Chocolates and so much more. Come Easter, you’re in Egg heaven! You’re in a spooky wonderland, when Halloween comes, with all you need for those trick or treaters on the shelves. There are chocolate boxes for your loved ones on St. Valentine’s Day and come Mother’s Day, you can even buy fresh flowers at ICELAND! For Father’s Day, there are toiletry gift sets from brands he’ll love. Gillette and Dove for Men being two of the most popular makes.

But ICELAND provides so much more than these staple items; if you have a sweet tooth, then ICELAND will be your haven! With aisles dedicated to sweets and biscuits, there is something for everyone from Lemon Sherberts to your favourite Cadbury’s Chocolate Bar, Grandma Wild’s cookies to Fox’s Butter Crinkle Crunches! If you’re more of a savoury person, then there is a huge selection of crisps, from Seabrook’s and Kettle to Walkers and Doritos. There are also ready to eat Pork Pies and Sausage Rolls! ICELAND is truly a mum’s dream! With a vast array of baby products, from food to nappies and accessories; an enormous selection of pet food and accessories plus cleaning products- big brands you know and love, from Dettol to Harpic, to Persil and Lenor! For the kids, there are toys and stationary for school. You can purchase British newspapers, magazines, books and greetings cards. There are even spirits and

Parking is available all around the Puerto Banus store, so there need never be any hassle in finding a space! ICELAND seek out stores for their shopper’s convenience and in prime areas and Puerto Banus is no different! Find ICELAND in Centro Comercial La Alzambra, (29660,) Nueva Andalucia, Local 1,2, Marbella. Not only that, but ICELAND attempt to help, where many stores don’t. There is a carry-to-your-car service; ask in store for help. All staff are British, so you need never fear a language barrier. There are two stores now in the Costa Del Sol, one in Fuengirola, and now Puerto Banus! Visit their website: Tel: 965 731 915. Open Monday- Saturday from 9am until 9pm.

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Kate is keen on Posh’s frocks well, it’s definitely Victoria beckham’s year. not only is she expecting her fourth child, the former Posh spice, who has won plaudits from the fashion world she now works in, is to send a selection of dresses from her collection to royal bride-to-be Kate Middleton. Kate has shown a lot of interest in Victoria’s dresses and thinks they would be just the ticket for formal and evening engagements. Victoria unveiled her autumn/winter collection (picture above) at New York Fashion Week last weekend, and said that she would be sending items from her current spring/summer collection to Kate.

“It’s tremendously exciting and I would be honoured if she were to wear my designs. I admire her tremendously. She’s a beautiful young girl and she wears clothes beautifully,” said the former Spice Girl, whose fashion range has been a huge hit with Hollywood stars. She won’t be in the frame to design the wedding dress. There has still not been an

announcement yet, although Bruce Oldfield is the hot tip. But Posh and Becks are more than likely to see Kate in her wedding outfit. David and Prince William have become friends so its likely the Beckhams will get a coveted invitation to the big day on April 29th. And the evidence that Kate is now the fashion icon du jour continues to grow. An

Harry versus Beckham – no need to fight to sort it!

The host of TV Burp and You’ve Been Framed, famous for his big shirt collars, glasses, and brothel creeper shoes, has won 25 per cent of the vote, just two per cent more than the LA Galaxy player. The nation’s sweetheart Cheryl Cole swept the board as leading role model among young girls with 44 per cent of the vote. Harry Potter actress Emma Watson is runner up with 10 per cent,

followed by Potter author J K Rowling on eight per cent. Alan Sugar and Simon Cowell feature in both the boys’ and girls’ lists. Twenty seven per cent of boys want to be rich, 13 per cent sporty and 12 per cent successful in business, 11 per cent want to be funny, while 9 per cent want to be famous, but only 1 per cent want to be handsome! Girls are keener on being famous – 21 per cent say that’s their top aim,while 17 per cent say they want to be happily married, 15 per cent want to be successful in business, 10 per cent want to be rich, eight per

Technology now means that if you have some sins to confess you can do it from the comfort of your armchair. A new application for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch has been created in America and received the blessing of a Roman Catholic bishop. “Confession: A Roman Catholic App” has been

created by Indiana based company Little iApps and it gives users a step by step guide to the sacrament. Developer Patrick Leinen said he had been inspired to develop it by Pope Benedict XVI’s call to the faithful to use new media to good purpose. The app offers a guide to performing the sacrament and a list of acts of contrition.

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while one star rises... well, david beckham hasn’t actually fallen from grace with uK youngsters, but for the first time in years he is no longer the leading role model for boys aged between seven and 12. Bald TV presenter Harry Hill has nicked the top spot off the famous footballer a survey has revealed.

annual survey of fashion buzzwords and phrases in print, on the internet and in social media, has just revealed that the royal brideto-be has dethroned Lady Gaga as the top fashion buzzword for the fashion season. The outrageous Gaga, who made her Grammy appearance at the weekend emerging from an egg, has to be content with second place.

cent pretty, five per cent sporty and funny came last with three per cent. On the boys’ list David Cameron and Cheryl Cole each got a two per cent vote. Four per cent of girls put Harry Hill on their list. A child psychologist said that money and success were key motivators for children, especially boys, and that was likely to continue during the economic recession when kids could see changes in their family’s lifestyle as belts tightened. So, the message is, if you want to encourage your children to aim for the top and to make money, don’t increase their pocket money.

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Sweet protection against Parkinson's People who eat foods rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, especially berries, may be protecting themselves from developing Parkinson's disease, according to a new study. Flavonoids are found in a variety of foods such as apples, chocolate, and citrus fruits, as well as berries, but not all of them are created equal. Only those known as anthocyanins, found in berries and other red/purplish fruits and vegetables, protected both men and women. For the study, Harvard Medical School researchers collected data on over 49,000 men who took part in the Health Professionals Follow-up

Study and more than 80,000 women from the Nurses' Health Study. Using information gleaned from detailed questionnaires about their diets, the researchers calculated the amount of flavonoids people consumed. In addition, they also looked at the consumption of tea, berries, apples, red wine and oranges and orange juice. Over 22 years of followup, they found that of the men, those who

consumed the most flavonoids were 40 per cent less likely to develop the neurodegenerative illness compared with men who consumed the least amount of flavonoids. However, among the women, there wasn't any relationship between total flavonoid intake and the risk of developing Parkinson's. On the other hand, the subset of flavonoids known as anthocyanins - found in berries - were associated with a lower risk of

Parkinson's in both men and women. While the cause of Parkinson's disease isn't known, it appears to have both a genetic and an environmental component, the researchers said, adding that if someone is genetically predisposed to the disease and is also exposed to an environmental trigger, the difference between developing Parkinson's or not could potentially depend on the amount of flavonoids in the diet.

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just 1.6 per cent. They said the drug – which works by blocking factor Xa, a crucial step in blood clot formation - also works better in people with a history of stroke or ministroke. The researchers said they had not anticipated that apixaban would show such a big difference compared with aspirin while showing no significant increase in major bleeds. They added if their findings were validated by future studies, they believed it would be the end of aspirin as a drug to prevent stroke in patients with AF.

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1. Present to secure a mutual concession. (4--3-4) 9. Performed respectfully and kept in flower garden area. (7) 10. Blockhead banished to a reserved corner, perhaps? (5) 11. Engage in open roll-call. (5) 12. The way a girl is heard to assist by wearing synthetic rubber. (7) 13. Acting group of soldiers? (6) 15. Robs church motion to offer up Eastern European soup. (6) 18. Tan ever so seasoned. (7) 20. First, call sign mark. (5) 22. Crews steam about. (5) 23. I am taking one to gallery showing counterfeit copy. (7) 24. Get sent a tea service for accommodating vendor. (6,5)

2. Choir rehearsing to praise Gods legendary life blood. (5) 3. Surround unfinished letter holder. (7) 4. One not dressed for recreation. (6) 5. Take this 60’s boy to bed, possibly? (5) 6. Stricken Nelson revealing tykes boarding establishments. (7) 7. Civet bit Joy with absolute detachment. (11) 8. Calm receded a cool outlook. (5-6) 14. Relatives (col, sl) in bad Western company. (7) 16. Ten, might grant assembly discourse. (7) 17. Seemingly close, we hear, to provoking an urge. (6) 19. A star reborn to defend Haile Selassie. (5) 21. Jane is such an artless person? (5)












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3. Sfumato is a technique in what: Painting; Cooking; Martial Arts; or Meditation?

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1. (Make into a) bundle of hay (4) 2. Pre-beard growth (7) 3. Bring out - children (5) 4. Estrange (anag) (8) 5. Bout (6,5) 6. Close ending to a race (5,6) 10. Banger, for example (8) 12. Frog's seat on a pond? (4,3) 15. Candy item (5) 17. Be unsuccessful (4)








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The Ruins A group of friends set off for the idyllic beaches of Mexico. They get more than they bargained for though when they come across an ancient archaeological dig in the lush Mexican jungle. Within the mystical ruins they discover something truly evil waiting for them...


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The Prestige “ How does he do it? '' Magician Robert will do anything to find out the secret behind the new illusion of his rival Harry, even if that means sending his mistress to seduce the conjuror.


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Demolition Man Violence has been outlawed in the politically correct regime of 2032, and the only weapons in existence are consigned to a museum, but when an escaped psychopath heads straight for the museum, the authorities decide the only effective recourse they have is to thaw out a violent, cryogenically frozen cop.


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Babylon A.D. Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop must escort a young psychic and her kung fu nun chaperone from Russia to New York. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.


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Today You Die An honourable thief is jailed for a crime he did not commit. Languishing in a high-security prison alongside tough criminals, he resolves to organise and lead a daring escape. Amid the mayhem that ensues, he sets out to hunt down the person who framed him.


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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 Living Dangerously 15:00 Cash in the Celebrity Attic 15:45 Flog It! 16:30 Perfection

17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 One Man and His Campervan 19:00 Churches: How to Read Them 19:30 Island Parish 20:00 Mastermind 20:30 Britain from Above 21:00 Can't Take It with You 22:00 Fast and Loose 22:30 Newsnight 23:00 The Review Show 23:50 Sugar 01:35 The Damned 03:10 BBC News 03:30 Click

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 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale

19:30 Live: UEFA Champions League Football 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 23:35 Police, Camera, Action! 00:30 The Zone 02:30 The River 04:30 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 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale

19:30 Tonight 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Marchlands 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 Odd One In 23:20 Send in the Dogs 00:15 The Zone 02:20 Spartacus 03:45 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 Jeremy Kyle: Morning Surgery 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 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale

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 The Cube 23:35 Take Me Out 00:45 The Zone 02:45 October Road 03:30 ITV Nightscreen

06:10 Sali Mali 06:15 The Hoobs 06:40 The Hoobs 07:10 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 Frasier 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Undercover Boss USA 09:55 Desperate Housewives 10:55 Country House Rescue 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Sabrina 14:10 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Coach Trip 18:00 The Simpsons

18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:55 20:00 Beauty and the Beast: Ugly Face of Prejudice 21:00 The Elephant: Life After Death 22:35 Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 23:40 Shameless 00:45 Sounds from the Cities 01:10 The Shockwaves Album Chart Show 01:25 Animal Madhouse 02:20 Food: What Goes in Your Basket? 03:15 Hill Street Blues 04:05 Brothers & Sisters 04:50 Wogan's Perfect Recall

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:25 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 Frasier 08:25 According to Jim 08:55 Undercover Boss USA 09:55 The Good Wife 10:55 Help! My House Is Falling Down 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 River Cottage Bites 12:10 Funny Face 14:10 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Coach Trip

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 Russell Brand Doing Life 2007 00:10 Ctrl Mx 00:40 4Play 00:55 The Page Turner 02:25 Knights of the South Bronx 04:00 Brothers & Sisters 04:50 Wogan's Perfect Recall

07:05 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 Frasier 08:25 According to Jim 08:55 Undercover Boss USA 09:55 The Good Wife 10:55 Gok's Clothes Roadshow 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Breakfast at Tiffany's 14:10 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Coach Trip 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 00:20 Mercury Prize Sessions 00:40 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 00:55 Ctrl Mx 01:20 My Name Is Earl 01:45 My Name Is Earl 02:05 Modern Toss 02:30 Love Tube 02:35 Fuel 02:40 What's Fufu

08:15 Peppa Pig 08:25 Peppa Pig 08:30 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:55 The Wot Wots 09:05 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 Jane Doe: Ties That

Bind 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Starlight: For the Children 20:00 Cowboy Builders 21:00 NCIS 22:00 Law and Order: Criminal Intent 22:55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 23:55 Poker 00:55 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Animal Rescue Squad

07:05 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 07:15 The Mr Men Show 07:30 Thomas and Friends 07:40 Noddy in Toyland 07:55 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:10 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:25 Roary the Racing Car 08:40 Hana's Helpline 08:55 The Wot Wots 09:05 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: Wild West Mystery 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 Live: UEFA Europa League Football 22:10 Today You Die 00:00 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:55 Animal Rescue Squad

07:30 Thomas and Friends 07:45 Noddy in Toyland 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 08:55 The Wot Wots 09:05 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 Rough Guide to Cities 15:10 A Time to Remember 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 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 Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods 21:00 The World's Most Dangerous Place for Women 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Lunch Monkeys 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods

00:45 The World's Most Dangerous Place for Women 01:45 Lunch Monkeys 02:15 Coming of Age 02:45 The World's Worst Place to Be Gay? 03:45 Almost Famous IV 04:20 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 05:20 SIGN OFF

19:00 Doctor Who 19:45 Doctor Who Confidential 20:00 The Real Hustle on Holiday 20:30 The Lock Up 21:00 Little Britain 21:30 Lunch Monkeys 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

23:30 Him & Her 00:00 Family Guy 00:20 Family Guy 00:45 The Lock Up 01:15 Lunch Monkeys 01:45 Coming of Age 02:15 Snog Marry Avoid? 02:45 Hotter Than My Daughter 03:15 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

19:00 Don't Tell the Bride 20:00 The World's Strictest Parents 21:00 How Drugs Work 22:00 Air Force One 23:55 Family Guy 00:15 Family Guy 00:40 Being Human 01:40 American Dad 02:00 American Dad 02:20 American Dad

02:40 American Dad! 03:00 American Dad! 03:25 American Dad! 03:50 The World's Strictest Parents 04:50 The Lock Up 05:20 SIGN OFF

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Champions League:

New drama:

Arsenal v Barcelona

South Riding

Wed Feb 16th 19.30


February 19

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

Winifred Holtby’s novel about life in rural Yorkshire in the 1930s is brought to the smal screen. A stellar cast of actors includes Penelope Wilton, David Morrissey, Peter Firth.

Sun Feb 20th 21.00


February 20


February 21

TUESDAY February 22nd

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Heir Hunters 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Wreck or Ready 11:30 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 Bear Behaving Badly 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 Mrs Brown's Boys 23:05 Late Kick Off 23:35 The Graham Norton Show 00:20 The Apprentice 01:50 Weatherview 01:55 Ancient Worlds 02:55 Supermarkets: What Price Cheap Food? Panorama 03:55 Save My Holiday

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Heir Hunters 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Wreck or Ready 11:30 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 Bear Behaving Badly 16:00 Dead Gorgeous 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 EastEnders 20:00 Holby City 21:00 Silk 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 BBC London News 22:35 Who Do You Think You Are? 23:20 25th Hour 01:25 Weatherview 01:30 See Hear 02:00 Human Planet 03:00 The Bear Family and Me 04:00 Save My Holiday

18:00 Madagascar 19:00 Graham Hill: Driven 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Toughest Place to Be A... 22:00 The Prestige 00:05 World Cup Cricket 01:05 BBC News 01:30 The Reporters 02:00 BBC News 02:30 Dateline London 03:00 BBC News 03:30 The Record Europe 04:00 BBC News 04:30 The Super League Show 05:00 Pages from Ceefax

09:40 Big and Small 09:55 Guess with Jess 10:05 Postman Pat 10:20 Pingu 10:25 64 Zoo Lane 10:40 Chuggington Badge Quest 10:45 Chuggington Badge Quest 10:50 Waybuloo 11:10 In the Night Garden 11:40 When Zachary Beaver Came to Town 13:00 Due South 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:30 Living Dangerously 15:00 Wanted Down Under 15:45 Flog It! 16:30 Perfection

17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 My Life in Books 19:00 Escape to the Country 20:00 University Challenge 20:30 Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets 21:00 When Teenage Meets Old Age 22:00 Episodes 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 World Cup Cricket 00:20 Island Parish 00:50 BBC World News America 01:00 BBC News 01:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer

09:10 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 10:40 Chuggington Badge Quest 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 The Pixar Story 13:00 Due South 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:30 Living Dangerously 15:00 Wanted Down Under 15:45 Flog It! 16:30 Perfection 17:15 Put Your Money Where

Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 My Life in Books 19:00 Too Fast to be a Woman? The Story of Caster Semenya 19:50 Coast 20:00 A Farmer's Life for Me 21:00 The Natural World 22:00 World Cup Cricket 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 Mad Men 00:10 BBC News 00:30 BBC World News America 01:00 BBC News 01:30 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 02:00 BBC News

07:00 Handy Manny 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 FA Cup Football 10:25 The Biggest Loser 11:25 ITV News and Weather 11:30 This Morning: Sunday 12:30 Dinner Date 13:30 Live: FA Cup Football 16:10 Midsomer Murders

17:40 London Tonight 17:50 ITV News and Weather 18:05 Harry Hill's TV Burp 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 FA Cup Football 23:45 Comedy Rocks with Jason Manford 00:45 Rugby 01:30 The Zone 02:00 Species IV: The Awakening 03:40 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 House Gift 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 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 New Homes from Hell 2009 23:35 That Sunday Night Show 00:05 Grimefighters 00:30 The Zone 02:30 UEFA Champions League Weekly 03:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 03:55 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 House Gift 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Grimefighters 20:00 Lion Country

21:00 Taggart 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 Demolition Man 00:40 The Zone 02:40 Crossing Jordan 03:30 ITV Nightscreen

Extra Portions 18:05 Come Dine with Me: Extra Portions 18:35 The Political Slot 18:40 Channel 4 News 19:05 19:10 X-Men 21:10 The Million Pound Drop 22:30 Babylon A.D. 00:15 Monster 02:15 Night Windows 02:20 Mesh 02:25 How to Cope with Death 02:30 Brothers & Sisters 03:20 Privileged 04:05 Privileged

06:00 The Treacle People 06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Snowboarding 07:25 That Paralympic Show 07:55 4Music Favourites 08:20 Friends 08:45 Friends 09:15 Hollyoaks Omnibus 11:50 Glee 12:50 The Simpsons 13:20 The Simpsons 13:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 14:25 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 14:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 15:25 Jamie's 30 Minute

Meals 15:55 Jamie's 30 Minute Meals 16:25 Deal or No Deal 17:30 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 As Good as It Gets 02:15 The Family 03:10 Wedding House 04:05 Brothers & Sisters 04:55 Wogan's Perfect Recall

06:15 The Hoobs 06:40 The Hoobs 07:05 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 Frasier 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Undercover Boss USA 10:00 The Good Wife 10:55 Relocation: Phil Down Under 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 The TV Book Club 12:35 The Gunfighter 14:10 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Coach Trip

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 Shine a Light 01:30 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 01:40 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 01:55 Zat ichi 03:50 The Spanish Gardener 05:25 Brothers & Sisters

07:10 Freshly Squeezed 07:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 Frasier 08:30 According to Jim 09:00 Undercover Boss USA 10:00 The Good Wife 10:55 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 The Conqueror 14:10 Cookery School 15:10 Countdown 15:55 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 17:30 Coach Trip 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News

19:55 20:00 Gok's Clothes Roadshow 21:00 Heston's Mission Impossible 22:00 Shameless 23:05 The Big C 23:45 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 00:00 Countdown to the Shockwaves NME Awards 2011 00:15 Poker 01:15 Bullrun: New York to Las Vegas 01:40 Snowboarding 02:10 Athletics 03:30 KOTV

07:00 Mio Mao 07:05 Chiro 07:15 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 07:25 Make Way for Noddy 07:35 Hana's Helpline 07:45 Igam Ogam 08:00 The Little Princess 08:15 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:30 Play! 08:45 Rupert 09:00 Olivia 09:15 The Mr Men Show 09:30 The Milkshake! Show 10:00 The Family Recipe 10:05 UEFA Europa League 11:10 How Do They Do It?

11:40 The Gadget Show 12:40 MegaStructures 13:40 Ice Road Truckers 14:40 The Age of Innocence 17:20 Medicine Man 19:10 Five News 19:15 NCIS 20:05 NCIS 21:00 CSI: Miami 22:00 CSI: NY 23:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 00:00 Super Casino 04:00 Cowboy Builders 04:50 Meals in Moments

07:15 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 07:25 Castle Farm 07:30 Make Way for Noddy 07:40 Igam Ogam 07:55 Funky Valley 08:00 The Little Princess 08:15 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 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 Rough Guide to EcoEscapes

10:15 Starlight: For the Children 10:45 Street Market Chefs 11:15 Stansted: The Inside Story 12:15 Cowboy Builders 13:15 Jane Doe: The Harder They Fall 15:05 Five News 15:10 Starman 17:15 Superman 20:00 Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol 21:00 Ghost Rider 23:10 Christine 01:15 Super Casino 04:00 The FBI Files 04:50 Meals in Moments

07:45 Make Way for Noddy 08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:25 Milkshake! Show Songs 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 Street Market Chefs 13:15 Street Market Chefs 13:45 Neighbours

14:15 Home and Away 14:50 Rough Guide to Beaches 15:05 Blessed Stranger: After Flight 111 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 Five News at 7 19:30 How Do They Do It? 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Royal Navy: Caribbean Patrol 22:00 The Exorcism of Emily Rose 00:25 Forensic Files 00:55 Super Casino 04:05 Divine Designs

08:15 Peppa Pig 08:20 Peppa Pig 08:25 Milkshake! Show Songs 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 Street Market Chefs 13:15 Street Market Chefs 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 Home and Away 14:50 Rough Guide to Cities

15:05 Christy: Return to Cutter Gap 17:00 Five News 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 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 Law & Order 00:50 Super Casino 04:05 Divine Designs 04:30 Great Scientists 04:55 Animal Rescue Squad

19:00 The Real Hustle on Holiday 19:30 The Real Hustle on Holiday 20:00 Top Gear 21:00 Little Britain Abroad 21:30 Little Britain Abroad 22:00 Blades of Glory 23:30 Family Guy 23:50 Family Guy 00:15 American Dad

00:35 American Dad 01:00 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 02:00 American Dad! 02:20 American Dad! 02:45 American Dad! 03:05 American Dad! 03:25 American Dad! 03:45 American Dad! 04:10 Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents

19:00 Almost Famous IV 19:15 Almost Famous IV 19:25 Cool Runnings 21:00 Being Human 22:00 Family Guy 22:45 American Dad 23:05 American Dad 23:30 Being Human 00:30 The World's Worst Place to Be Gay? 01:30 Sun, Sex and

19:00 Doctor Who 19:50 Doctor Who Confidential 20:00 Hotter Than My Daughter 20:30 The Lock Up 21:00 Women, Weddings, War and Me 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Being Human 23:30 Family Guy

23:50 Family Guy 00:15 The Lock Up 00:45 Hotter Than My Daughter 01:15 The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods 02:15 Women, Weddings, War and Me 03:15 How Drugs Work 04:15 Doctor Who Confidential

19:00 Total Wipeout 20:00 Snog Marry Avoid? 20:30 Hotter Than My Daughter 21:00 Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 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 Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 01:45 Coming of Age 02:15 Total Wipeout 03:15 Young, Jobless and Living at Home 04:15 The Big Fat Truth About Low Fat Foods 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 12:15 Football Focus 13:00 Live: UK Indoor Grand Prix Athletics 16:30 Final Score 17:10 BBC News 17:20 BBC London News; Weather 17:30 Outtake TV 18:00 Total Wipeout 19:00 Let's Dance for Sport Relief 20:20 The National Lottery: Secret Fortune

21:10 Casualty 22:00 BBC News 22:20 Best of Live at the Apollo 23:20 John Bishop's Britain 23:50 The Football League Show 01:10 Weatherview 01:15 BBC News 01:30 Straight Talk 02:00 BBC News 02:30 The Bottom Line 03:00 BBC News 03:30 Our World 04:00 BBC News 04:30 Click

06:00 Breakfast 09:00 The Andrew Marr Show 10:00 The Big Questions 11:00 Country Tracks 12:00 Politics Show 13:00 EastEnders Omnibus 14:55 My Family 15:25 My Family 15:55 Escape to the Country 16:55 Lifeline 17:05 Songs of Praise 17:40 BBC News 17:50 BBC London News; Weather 18:00 Sheila Hancock Brushes Up: The Art of Watercolours 19:00 Countryfile

06:00 Bob the Builder 06:40 Gigglebiz 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 Copycats 11:15 My Life 11:45 MOTD Kickabout 12:00 4 for Texas 13:55 Into the West 15:25 Verdi: The Director's Cut

16:25 Verdi's Othello 19:00 Dad's Army 19:30 The Unknown Hancock 21:00 Faulks on Fiction 22:00 The Tudors 22:50 Nurse Jackie 23:20 Fast and Loose 23:50 World Cup Cricket 00:50 Water 02:40 Pages from Ceefax

06:00 Pingu 06:05 Bob the Builder 06:30 Postman Pat Specials 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 Cop School 10:00 Something for the Weekend 11:30 Film 2011 with Claudia Winkleman 12:00 Monk 12:45 Diagnosis Murder 13:30 Live: World Cup Cycling 17:15 Ski Sunday

07:00 Babar and the Adventures of Badou 07:10 The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That 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 12:50 Monk 13:50 ITV News

14:00 You've Been Framed! 14:30 Space Jam 16:05 London Tonight 16:20 ITV News and Weather 16:35 Live: FA Cup Football 19:15 Harry Hill's TV Burp 19:45 Ant & Dec's Push the Button 21:00 Take Me Out 22:15 Benidorm 23:15 ITV News and Weather 23:30 FA Cup Football 00:30 The Zone 02:35 Swingtown 03:20 ITV Nightscreen

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 Athletics 07:55 The Morning Line 08:55 Friends 09:30 Stars and Strikes 10:30 Glee 11:35 T4 Movie Special 12:10 4Music Favourites 12:40 The Big Bang Theory 13:10 The Big Bang Theory 13:45 Live: Channel 4 Racing 16:00 The Secret Supper Club 16:35 Come Dine with Me: Extra Portions 17:05 Come Dine with Me: Extra Portions 17:35 Come Dine with Me:

20:00 Antiques Roadshow 21:00 South Riding 22:00 BBC News 22:15 BBC London News; Weather 22:25 QI 22:55 Match of the Day 2 23:25 Reggie Perrin 23:55 Lead Balloon 00:25 Lead Balloon 00:55 Weatherview 01:00 Faulks on Fiction 02:00 Holby City 03:00 Shooting the Hollywood Stars 04:00 Climbing Great Buildings 04:30 HARDtalk

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3 bedrooms bedrooms · 2 bath · 80 m² · 70 m² terr terraces aces Partly Partly Furnished Furnished · Small pets allowed · LR-2111

Villa - Torr Villa Torrequebrada Torrequebrada

€ 3,000 /mo

4 bedrooms bedrooms · 4 bathrooms bathrooms · 450 m² · Modern · Quality Pool Pool · Furnished Furnished · Garage Garage for 3 cars · RE-512

Call rental agent Malene on 687 88 77 00 or e-mail

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COOLFLOW The Air Conditioning Specialists. Installation, servicing and repairs to all makes and models. Special offers available. Call Ian 678491234. Established 7 (113)tnp years on the coast ---------------------------------------------KOLDAIR  Supplying and fitting Europe’s best airconditioners at Spain’s lowest Prices. 605428307 (114)p See advert on Page 3. ---------------------------------------------AIRFLOW Air conditioning, servicing and repairs, official Panasonic Centre. No obligation quotations and advice - all makes. Contact Lynne or Alison on 952443222, (112)p -

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ALL  TYPES    of projects, constructions, Licences for new buildings, extensions, reforms, legalizations. Building advice. (0105)tnp Chedaco S.L. 680700430


CARS & VANS WE  BUY  accident damaged cars and mechanical failures. (112)p 609709466 ---------------------------------------------UNWANTED  cars, vans. Wanted dead or alive. Removed free. (114)p 616835799 ---------------------------------------------WANTED  good, bad, ugly, cars, caravans, even non-runners. Free collection. 951047311, 696321138(116) ---------------------------------------------BENTLEY  year 2000, immaculate, full spec, Spanish plates. €48,000 (112) Call 609709466 ---------------------------------------------PORSCHE  Carrera S. Perfect,year 2007. €55,000 Call 609709466 (112) ---------------------------------------------BMW 735i Year 1999. Full M Spec. Beautiful car. €6,950 Call (112) 609709466 ---------------------------------------------CAR OR small van wanted. Will pay (112)p max €2500 672901124 ---------------------------------------------PEUGEOT  Partner Rancho 2005, full spec, ITV, blue. Mint. €4995 (112)p 665955880 ---------------------------------------------MERCEDES  E220 CDi 2002 full / panoramic sunroof, black, nav, Spanish plates, €14.950. Call (112)p 609709466

CHILDRENS after school classes. Contact Valerie Mitchell of Centro de Idiomas, Coin. 952450747, (0)f

CLEANING SERVICES MR MULTI KLEAN - Professional Window Cleaning, marble floor polishing  and  carpet  & upholstery cleaning.  Best price and  service.    Call  Andy  on (115)p 606590728 ---------------------------------------------CLEANERS  Residential and commercial. Established 2006 in Spain. 10 years in UK. 665269966 (0) ---------------------------------------------UPHOLSTERY and steam cleaning, sofas, carpets etc. J A Cleaning (116)p Services 626357955 ---------------------------------------------WINDOW CLEANERS  Husband and (126)tnp wife team. 691140427 ---------------------------------------------CLEANING lady offers services in Coin. €7 an hour. Excellent references. Call 678847146 for (111)p more info ---------------------------------------------HOME    and office cleaning. Trustworthy, efficient and economical. 952485026 (111)p ---------------------------------------------DIRT  dust, damp or mould prblems? Dry and steam cleaning. Bring your furniture back to life. (115)p MCS 692566584




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BUSINESS OPPS BUSY Cafe Bar in Sol’y`Mar area Los Porches, Benalmadena Costa. Two terraces, one enclosed. Family run for 6 years, genuine reason for sale. (111)fg 952964753


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NEW CAMP-LET Concorde trailer ten, was €7995, offer €4,995. 638467289 www.spanish(117)p

CATERING SERVICES WE BUY and sell catering equipment and furniture. Also stainless steel fabrication, own workshops, extractor hoods, work benches etc. 650966374, 952338378 (0)p

CLASSES w w w.self- defence Group or private tuition. Helping weight loss. Los Boliches (119)wp 676200400 ---------------------------------------------WOOD  TURNING lessons for beginners. Please telephone 600655234 for more information.(113)tnp ---------------------------------------------SPANISH evening courses for adults. Contact Valerie Mitchell of Centro de Idiomas, Coin. 952450747,

COMPUTER  Helpline. Desktops, laptops repaired, upgraded. New and used supplied. Internet, email problems solved. 952564274, (113)tnp 677702501 ---------------------------------------------COIN  Computer Services. All repairs, virus removal, upgrades, Broadband. Free calls to UK. (113)tnp 951047292, 676909418 ---------------------------------------------LAPTOPS and all computers, sales, repairs, upgrades etc., and office equipment repairs. Office Lines (Freddy Smith), Diana Centre, Km (112)p 168, N340. 952880654 ---------------------------------------------PC  PROBLEMS    solved. Data transferred, ADSL problems solved, virus removal. Maintenance contracts available. 952932264, (116)p 609574455 ---------------------------------------------PC DOCTOR desktop and laptop repair centre. Sales and upgrades. ADSL from €20 per month. Full range of internet, Telefonica and Telecom services. Anti-virus program €50 per year. We cover the coast. Certified and bilingual technicians. Call sales 952591071 (0)pwf Support 807488440

DECORATORS WANT the best?  Nº 1 on the coast for  painting  &  decorating.    Call Nick  at  Decor8.    All  aspects  no problem.  678889933/952939561 (140)p ---------------------------------------------PLACE AN AD! It’s quick, it’s easy (f ) and it works. Call 952454491

DOMESTIC APPLIANCES WASHING  machine repairs, fast, reliable service. All work guaranteed. Also sales from €70. Can deliver. (112)pwp Call Joe 686271836

MOBILE  massage therapist. Reflexology, Swedish massage, aromatherapy and hotstones. Gift vouchers also available. Ladies only. (114)p 666144572



ELECTRICIAN  16th Edition BS7671 qualified, apprentice trained, 23 years experience. Rewires, extra sockets, lights, fault finding etc. Water pumps – supplied or refurbished. or (113)p call Ian 650151569 ---------------------------------------------ELECTRICIAN 30 years experience. Boletins, ICP’s, general installations and maintenance. 669009821 (112)tnp ---------------------------------------------PROFESSIONAL  repairs & installations, experienced and reliable electrician. 681107418 (115)tnp

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IRIS  IRRIGATION  Specialists in garden construction and maintenance. Clearance of abandoned / neglected gardens. 25 years experience. Look out for the Big Flower Van all along the coast. 676747521 (113)p ---------------------------------------------KEEP your garden clean and tidy for just €39 weekly 634355441(112)p ---------------------------------------------GARDENING  services, cleaning, maintenance, etc. Hourly rate. Spanish: 670822949 / English: 685555834 ----------------------------------------------


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MARBLE Floor Polishing (€2 m2) Why pay more? We clean, then crystalize and polish to a high gloss, non slip. Professional fast services. Cover all Costa. 14 years (140)p experience. 671244683


AVAILABLE for roads, tracks, car parks  etc.,  300  ton  crushed concrete.  Very good material for sub-base  can  be  supplied  laid  & rolled   For a good, free quote in English ring 637179373 or for your quote in Spanish 673250707. (112)p ---------------------------------------------OPPORTUNITY!      Leftovers of German label: Gerry Weber, Blanca Nikowa ladies fashion design. Before €25 - €50, now €5 - €10. Over 500 pieces or more. (111)p 696330543, 952860072 ---------------------------------------------LADIES      big size wear: Chalou Germany. Over 300 pieces. Before €25 - €45, now €10. It’s worth (111)p seeing! 696330543


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LOCKSMITHS L O C K S M I T H Emergency/Appointment. Doors opened without damage, locks changed, patio doors and windows secured. 24 hour honest, fast and reliable service. Call Paul (163)tnp 657466803


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PLUMBING PUMPS Reconditioned and repaired for pools, irrigation, pressure systems etc. Economical prices, fast (139)p turnaround. Tel. 667292493 ---------------------------------------------SCOTT FORBES the Plumber. All work guaranteed. 20 years British (0) Gas experience 652665410

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PLUMBER  All types of plumbing carried out by professional plumber with 30 years experience. (112)p 669009821


LOVELY finca close to Villa Franco, Alhaurin el Grande. Two houses, both legal, set in nearly 4,000m2. Entrance via electric gate. Main house - 2/3 bedrooms, lounge, diner, two bathrooms, separae kitchen. Second (wooden house) 1 bedroom, shower room and lounge with American kitchen. Lovely outside enclosed area with bar and kitchen. Two garages, outside w.c., pool, orange grove, dog kennel. (113)tnp €380,000 669343011 ---------------------------------------------PROPERTY FINDER.  Access to “below market value properties”, repossessions and refurbishments. Housing stock throughout the UK. Combined services available, tailored finance, conveyancing, refurbishment packages, tenant sourcing. Suitable for investment, repatriation and individual needs, block purchases available. Call Carla on 687921481 for an informal chat or email at (rbf) ---------------------------------------------CALAHONDA  Detached chalet, 4 bedrooms, 21/2 bathrooms, private pool, large garage, roof terrace, 620m2 plot, plenty of off road parking. Close to all amenities. A real family home just needs some TLC. €350,000 952930039, (113)f 606611228 - no agents ---------------------------------------------ABSOLUTELY everything to do with property including sales, rentals, key holding, maintenance, cleaning. 696150765 (000)tnp ---------------------------------------------PLACE AN AD! It’s quick, it’s easy (f ) and it works. Call 952454491 ---------------------------------------------COIN Legal country home. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private pool, 1,600m2 irrigated garden. Secure fencing, main services, phone and Sky. Reduced €250,000 (115)tnp 952455269, 639368014 ---------------------------------------------COIN  town centre.  Lovely large house with potential for B&B.  5 bedrooms,  3.5  bathrooms. €249,000  negotiable.    BARGAIN. 952453813, 00447968536556 (113)p ---------------------------------------------MULA, MURCIA As featured in the British Airways in-flight magazine. 2 houses for the price of one. Home and business. House 1 consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, courtyard and roof terrace. Fully rewired. House 2 has 4 bedrooms, 2 receptions plus cave room, kitchen, bathroom. Courtyard and huge roof terrace. The second house needs total refurbishment but is structurally sound and would yield in the region of €500 per month rental income when done up. Both houses are at the top of the town overlooking the rooftops of houses, churches etc., and the valley beyond. Mula is known for its hot spring baths and has planning for several golf courses and a spa in the area. Price for both houses is €150,000. Tel: 661114 070 ---------------------------------------------CORNER Townhouse, Nagüeles. With many extras and complete luxury furniture. It´s worth to see it! €595,000 696330543, (111)p 952860072

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Rare Opportunity! Raised ground floor apartment in the Alessandra complex on Torreblanca with own garden 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, lounge, kitchen and glassed-in terrace used as a dining room by the present owners Potential for holiday and long term letting A bargain at only €89,995 This apartment is sure to sell quickly so call now for an appointment to view

661 114 070 / 667 340 928 TO RENT LONG  TERM  Rentals, super prices, no commissions, apartments, townhouses, villas, fincas, coast and (108)p inland. 679111522 ---------------------------------------------ABSOLUTELY everything to do with property including sales, rentals, key holding, maintenance, cleaning. 696150765 (000)tnp ---------------------------------------------COIN    Beautiful modern country house 105m2 and 6000m2 land. Accommodation on 2 floors, 2 bedrooms, open studio, 2 bathrooms, living room, nice fitted kitchen. Pefect road access. €600 (111)p 696150765

CHEAP as chips, van and man removals, anywhere, anytime. (111)p 635253549 ---------------------------------------------VAN  LEAVING 14th March to Cheshire. Part loads required. (115)p 697671661

SERVICES R E F R I G E R A T I O N / airconditioning. Same day repair specialist. Fridges, displays, bottle (120)tnp coolers etc. 627769969 ---------------------------------------------FRENCH  POLISHING repairs, restoration etc. Restore your valuable furniture to its former glory. 647579519 / 952119190 (117)p ---------------------------------------------COIN  WINDOWS    We  make aluminium  windows,  doors  and mosquito screens, also supply and fit  sun  canopies,  blinds,  shower screens,  etc.    Spanish  owned business.  Call  Lisa  Marie (112)p 646066351

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952932276 SOL VILLAS MONDA    Nice country house, 3 bedrooms, 8000m2 land. €500 (111)p 696150765 ---------------------------------------------LOOKING  for a property to rent? Finca, villa or apartment - we have the right one for you - if not, we will find it. Without commission!!!! Call us now on 696150765 (111)p ---------------------------------------------CARVAJAL next to Holiday Village, Benalmadena Costa. 3 bed, 2 bath fully furnished apartment, south west facing balcony with sea views and glass curtains. Community pool and tennis courts. €590 per month. (114)ghp 622130796, 633333854

ABSOLUTELY everything to do with property including sales, rentals, key holding, maintenance, cleaning. 696150765 (000)tnp

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Matt Roberts heads MotoGP line-up Matt Roberts will head the BBC's coverage of the MotoGP World Championship in 2011 after being named as the replacement for Jennie Gow. Roberts had been in line for the role having established himself as the BBC's pit-lane reporter, the 33-year-old stepping up to the role of presenter for 2011. He takes the position of Gow, who will not return for a second year having replaced Suzi Perry at the start of the 2010 season. Roberts had previously shared presenting duties with Perry in 2009.

Blood of a Pope for Kubika Free ‘stop gap’ Polish church leaders hope that a drop of blood belonging to the late Pope John Paul II may help Robert Kubica return to Formula One before the end of the season.

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The Renault driver, who almost had to have his right hand amputated after suffering multiple fractures in a rally accident last

Due to the huge demand for its Juke, Qashqai and Qashqai+2 models, Nissan has taken an innovative step to ensure its customers can be mobile, while waiting for their new Nissan to arrive.

With Kubica now out of intensive care and professing an “insane urge” to get back on track, Poland’s Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz has sent him a medallion containing a fragment of a liturgical robe worn by John Paul II and a drop of his blood. “John Paul II was a sportsman himself, he loved sport as a young man,” Dziwisz told Polish television. However, some observers believe the church may be trying to hijack Kubica’s

predicament for their own ends. Pope John Paul II is due to be beatified on May 1st, a crucial step on the road to sainthood, a process which requires the proof of miracles. Previously, after his spectacular accident in Montreal in 2007, Kubica distanced himself from reports that his survival was a miracle in the John Paul II beatification process. “I know nothing about this,” he said at the time. “I don’t know by whom I was saved.”

Mazda tops automotive sector of latest CSI survey – for third time Mazda’s score of 83.3% satisfaction is 4.9% points above the automotive average Mazda has once again emerged as the nation’s

best car company for ‘customer satisfaction’ with

the brand and its dealers topping the automotive sector in the latest UK Customer Satisfaction Index with a score of 83.3 per cent, well above the car industry average of 78.4 per cent. The top five results in January’s survey were: Mazda Volvo

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Drink drive samples on ice UK police investigating drink driving have been told to refrigerate all samples from suspects after forensic scientists being axed in spending cuts withdrew their services.Forces across the country have been told that the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has stopped processing motoring cases as of yesterday.

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taken from drivers will have to be temporarily stored until the problem is solved. This means that cases where motorists choose a blood test, are unable to give a breath test or can’t be checked due to faulty equipment will be at risk. Officials are frantically trying to make new arrangements but have warned it could take at least seven days and urged forces not to seek alternative testing. Details of the problem surfaced in a leaked memo from the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) which said the FSS had stopped carrying out any testing under the Road

Traffic Act. Addressed to chief constables nationwide, it said: “We appreciate the challenges and difficulties that this change may cause your force. “However, we would ask that you continue to work with us whilst we resolve this issue.” Plans to axe the FSS, which runs at a loss, were announced by the Coalition Government last December, provoking anger from police and victims of crime. It will be finally wound up next month.

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Quiros hole-in-one lands him the Dubai crown The big-hitting Spaniard aced the 161-yard 11th with a "three-quarter wedge", but still had it all to do when he trailed Dane Anders Hansen by a stroke as the players entered the closing stretch of holes. Spain’s Alvaro Quiros had the biggest win of his career so far, as he hit a hole-inone to win the Dubai Desert Classic on Sunday. The Spaniard, born in Guadiaro in the province of Cadiz, aced the par-three 11th, and that only three holes after he had triplebogied the par 4 eighth hole. He finished the day just ahead of Anders Hansen and James Kingston. Joint overnight leader Rory McIlroy had his hopes dashed after three successive bogeys, ending the day with a 74, with world number one Lee Westwood just one shot further back, and a double bogey on 18 also saw Tiger Woods slip further down the leader board. A 12-foot birdie putt at the 16th

wedge on the 11th - it was a perfect shot - once a year it happens." Lee Westwood finished with a level par 72 after dropping three shots in his final two holes but the Englishman still remains World No1 because Martin Kaymer finished behind the leading contenders in 31st Place.

before two pars enabled Quiros to clinch his fifth European Tour title after Hansen was unable to respond after suffering a bogey on the short 15th. Quiros’s final round of 68 was certainly one of the most bizarre tournamentwinning rounds to date.

As well as the incredible hole in one, the Spaniard also carded an eagle at the 351-yard, par-four second, four birdies, a bogey, plus the triple bogey seven at the 459-yard eighth when he lost his ball up a palm tree. This memorable tournament was a huge

victory for Quiros who earned himself 301,353 euros (£255,127). "The start was perfect with the eagle on two, but I was shaken after the eighth," said the 28-yearold. “I was lucky with some putts around the turn and then a three-quarters

Tiger Woods, who has been without a victory for almost 15 months, was only two shots back with seven to play, but along with his three birdies, his final-round card was littered with bogeys – four in total – as well as that double bogey on the 18th. Woods, who has been searching for a win since the Australian Masters in November 2009, finished down in 20th place.

"There were quite a few positives this week but a couple of glaring examples of what I need to work on," the American said. He then went on to complain that his game was gone with the wind. "It's like anything. All my old feels (for the clubs) are out the window when the winds blow. That's the thing when you are making change. It's fine when the wind is not blowing. But when you have to hit a shot when the wind blows...the new swing patterns get exposed." Well, you have heard the old saying if the wind changes you will stay like that – let’s hope that’s not the case for Tiger Woods! Report by Claire Voet

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Exciting play at Mijas Bowls club competition Mijas Bowls Club held their yearly internal competition over ten days at the beginning of February. Many members entered, and both players and spectators enjoyed this year’s lovely sunny weather. The Drawn Triples final was between Brian Attwood, Frank Richardson and Geraldine Robinson against Roberto Wright, Dine Warn and Lilly Garden. It was a close game, Brian’s team winning by one wood on the final end. The Drawn Pair’s final between Geraldine Robinson and Roy Graveling against Kevin Bloe and John Fenton with Kevin and John emerging the victors. The Handicap Singles final between Geraldine Robinson and Jim Taylor was a well contested game, with Jim coming through to win. The Men’s championship final saw Franco Tinelli play Don Smith, with Don coming out on top and he will represent Mijas at the champion of champions in April. The Ladies final was between Geraldine Robinson, (this was Geraldine’s 16th game in 10 consecutive days, as she

earlier was a winner in the drawn triples and a runner up in the drawn pairs), and her opponent Juanita Case (who was born in Spain and plays her summer bowling in Stratford-onAvon). After a slow start Geraldine took the early initiative, to score 13 – 3, then Juanita started to come forward by winning four of the next five ends. On the 17th end she picked up 3 to bring the score to 15—10. Spectators could now sense the game entering an exciting final. The quality of bowling grew to a higher level. Both ladies treated the spectators to a feast of quality bowling. At the 25th end the scores were level at 19. Geraldine took the 26th by a single shot and Juanita took the next end and game with two shots. We congratulate Juanita on her victory; she now goes through to represent Mijas in April at the champion of champions. We also congratulate Geraldine who has had a wonderful tournament and who is established as one of the Costa del Sol’s finest lady bowlers. Report By: Sheila Graveling


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C.O.G.S: latest news from the fairways of the Costa del Sol The Coin Open Golf Society’s second outing of the year was again well attended in the glorious sunshine The second outing of our 5th season was held at Santa Maria last Saturday and the course was in excellent condition as always. Thirty members made the trip and the weather conditions were perfect. Heading the charge was Captain Nig Bowler in a two ball and because of his straight long hitting, accuracy to greens and as always, only one putt, it was a speedy round by all. The spot prizes for the day were divided as follows: The nearest to the pin was won by Chris Spoakes. The nearest to the pin in two shots was won by Ian

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Hammers to be new stadium tenants The decision was unanimous. Spurs' plan would involve knocking down the stadium and building a new one. The club intended to pay for an expansion of the athletics facility in Crystal Palace, rather than keeping a legacy for the sport in Stratford. West Ham's plan, by contrast, will keep athletics in east London and leave the running track untouched. Interesting fact-West Ham United is an anagram of The New Stadium

Late fightback earns Malaga a valuable point


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Malaga came into this game having picked up justTheoneNew point from their last four fixtures and needed aStadium victory Horse deaths shock to move off the bottom of the table. After an extremely lacklustre start against Getafe things went from bad to worse. Some comical defending by Malaga and a shot from Colunga resulted in Malaga's keeper Arnau punching the ball onto Miku's head and deflecting it into the back of his net after just 8 minutes. Things soon got even worse for Malaga, and again it was Getafe’s Colunga running on to a deep pass to beat Arnau who this time was slow off his line - with a neat lob, 2 nil down after 24 minutes and the crowd were on Malaga's backs. Baptista almost hit back

immediately, but saw his angled shot drift just wide. He also forced Getafe keeper Ustari into a good save later in the half. With nothing going right for the home side Pellegrini changed things around at half time, bringing on Fernandez and youngster Portillo. This had an immediate effect with Malaga looking much more effective in all areas. But with Getafe looking like they would hold on for all three points, the game suddenly turned in Malaga’s favour when Marcano handled in the box, to give Malaga a lifeline with 10 minutes to go.


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Baptista stepped up and put the penalty into the back of the net. Malaga kept pushing forward, Rondon missed an easy volley but redeemed himself when in the 4th minute of added on time he scrambled in from close range to send the Rosaleda into delirium. Manuel Pellegrini's men will have been happy to scrape a point in the circumstances, but it still leaves Malaga rooted to the bottom of La Liga. Next week is a tough away trip to Villareal Report by: Scott Forbes

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Cassidy was just walking round and went over on to the grass and knuckled over for a second. It does appear it was to do with electricity and underground cables and obviously nobody knew it was there." On Saturday, a racecourse spokeswoman confirmed a cable, thought to be dormant, had been found under the paddock although she added: "We cannot confirm if that definitely was the reason for the incident."

Can England improve ? Martin Johnson thinks so Martin Johnson has warned England they must improve if they are to beat defending Six Nations champions France at Twickenham in their next match. England ran in eight tries to defeat Italy 59-13 on Saturday and record their second win of the Championship. But England manager Johnson said: "Do we have to do better in two weeks? Yes, of course we do. A lot, lot better. "We have to control the ball better; we won't get the opportunities (against France) to score the tries we did."


Woods sorry for spitting in Dubai Tiger Woods is to be fined for spitting during the Dubai Desert Classic and apologised for the incident. "It was inconsiderate to spit like that and I know better. I just wasn't thinking and want to say I'm sorry," Woods wrote on his Twitter account. "Tournament director Mike Stewart has reviewed the incident and feels there has been a breach of the tour code of conduct and consequently Tiger Woods will be fined," the European Tour said in a statement.

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