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Rebels break into Gaddafi Compound Libyan rebels burst into Col Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli, one of the final areas under the Libyan leader's control, late on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, heavily armed fighters had streamed into the capital in dozens of pick-up trucks to attack the compound. A rebel leader said the appearance of Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam in Tripoli overnight, just hours after rebels said he had been captured, was

embarrassing, but would not stop their advance. Saif al-Islam spoke to journalists at the Rixos Hotel early on Tuesday, insisting the government had "broken the backbone" of the rebel offensive and that his father's supporters were winning the battle. But western politicians,

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The price of a barrel of crude oil has gone down and, although I tend to be one of those people who don’t really - as a general rule - look at the price of the diesel I’m putting in my tank (I can’t see the point as the car won’t go without it however much I moan about the cost) why, when I went to Antequera to our printers to deliver some leaflets last Thursday, was the price there €1.21 and when I got back as far as here it was €1.25 a litre. That’s a difference of 4 cents a litre which adds up to one helluva lot on the price of a full tank. I can see no reason other than greed from the big petrol companies such as Shell, BP and Repsol that are the garages we have here in coin. I know that it’s usually a bit cheaper if you go to the Miramar filling station in Fuengirola but the one in Antequera was a “Tangerina” station and I know there’s one just off the motorway at Benalmadena so, before you get ripped off in that area, pop up and have a look at their prices first. It may save you a lot of hard earned money over the course of a year! The rows about the uK riots is carrying on and it seems the police and courts are damned if they do and damned if they don’t. While they were happening, the general population were braying for blood. now it’s simmered down, they’re saying that the sentences are too harsh! True, four years seems a long time for incitement to riot via Facebook but whether or not people took them up on it is irrelevant, at the time if their idea to riot in another area had kicked off, it could have cost yet another person their life and is that what people want? To see that poor scooter rider being dragged across the street by his rucksack while another rioter nicked his bike was sickening. Tough sentences are exactly what the uK needs right now.

Rebels break into Gaddafi Compound Television footage showed gangs of rebels gathered about 50m from the compound dressed in civilian clothes, some armed with rifles, others unarmed. The sound of shells exploding could be heard nearby. Later reports said hundreds of fighters had breached one of the gates of the compound, and that gangs were inside firing guns into the air to celebrate. Meanwhile, members of the rebel National Transitional Council (NTC) in Benghazi plan to fly to the capital on Wednesday to start forming a new government, but that will depend on Tripoli's airport being secure, which does not appear to be the case at present. NTC chairman Mustafa Abdul Jalil has said all Gaddafi aides will face justice and fair criminal

trials, adding that he will stand trial for the years he served as a minister in the Gaddafi government. NTC leaders are worried about revenge attacks by some of the mosaic of different groups which make up the revolutionary army, as a bloodbath in Tripoli would undermine the rebels' claim to legitimacy and the international support that has brought victory within their grasp.

In other developments: – Turkey is to give $300 million to the NTC, including funds to form the new government – The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said a boat it sent to Tripoli to evacuate migrant workers was unable to dock because of the security

situation – Egypt and Bahrain formally recognised the NTC as the legitimate government of the Libyan people The rebels swept into Tripoli at the weekend, but after a swift advance, they met stiff resistance in a number of areas on Monday. While world leaders have urged Col Gaddafi to step down, the question on everyone's lips as The News went to press is: Where is he? Audio broadcast messages have been Col Gaddafi's way of making his presence felt during the fierce fighting between rebels and government troops in recent months, but he has not been seen in public since May and one of his last TV appearances was in mid-June when he was pictured playing chess with

Saif al-Islam with Gadaffi supporters

the World Chess Federation president Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. If he has remained in his compound in the Libyan capital, then his whereabouts will be confirmed sooner rather than later. His Bab al-Aziziya residence remains a key target for rebels now that they have breached the compound walls. But speculation is rife as to where else he might be. One of the most persistent rumours is that he left Tripoli some time ago and may have gone to his birthplace of Sirte, on the western coast, or his ancestral home of Sabha in the south. However, there are also rumours that he may have fled the country.

South Africa – which has led mediation efforts by the African Union to seek a solution to the crisis – was forced on Monday to deny it had sent planes to Libya to help Col Gaddafi escape, while unnamed rebels have been quoted as saying that Col Gaddafi and some of his family are "near to the Algerian border". The US defence department said on Monday it believed he was still in Libya. Pentagon spokesman Col Dave Lapan said no information had been received about Gaddafi having left the country, but did not give further details. Wherever he is, it is impossible to predict how it will all end for the flamboyantly-dressed, maverick leader who has portrayed himself as the spiritual guide of the nation for more than 40 years.

Zapatero proposes ceiling on deficit During Tuesday's debate on the latest measures proposed by the government to convince the financial markets of the country's creditworthiness, Prime Minister José Luis Rodriguez Zapatero proposed reforming the

constitution to include a ceiling on growth in public spending. Opposition leader Mariano Rajoy and the Socialist Party's candidate for the general elections on November 20th, former Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez


before, and things would have gone better for us." European Commission spokesman Amadeu Altafaj also welcomed Sr Zapatero's "political commitment" to fiscal discipline.



Rubalcaba support the initiative, which the PM said would help fiscal consolidation and "strengthen" confidence in the Spanish economy in the medium to long term. Sr Rajoy said: "I believe we should have done this

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Foreign minister miffs Israel The chief of the European section of Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned Spanish Ambassador Álvaro Iranzo on Monday to complain about comments made by foreign minister Trinidad Jiménez (pictured) in favour of the recognition of Palestine in an interview with El Pais newspaper last week. The subject is on the agenda of a meeting of EU foreign ministers in Sopot, Poland, on September 22nd, when

Sra Jiménez hopes to broker an agreement in support of "moving forward with the recognition of the state of Palestine". Failure to do so could generate "a great deal of frustration among the Palestinian people". Israel's deputy foreign minister, Daniel Ayalon, will meet his counterpart, Juan Antonio Yáñez, in Madrid this week to "explain Israel's position on the Palestinian initiative."

At a special cabinet meeting last Friday, the government reduced the value-added tax on new housing purchases from eight to four per cent in an effort to revive the moribund housing market. An estimated 700,000 new housing units built during the decade-long construction boom that burst over three years ago remain unsold. House prices have fallen continuously since then, but they need to drop more to get the market moving again. Sales of new homes

in the first half of this year fell by 10.1 per cent. Economy Minister Elena Salgado stressed that the cut in VAT would be a temporary move aimed at trying to jump-start the market, while the Partido Popular has suggested it should be extended to

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Rubalcaba calls for rethink of provincial bodies Socialist candidate Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba said last week that the provincial delegations - intermediate institutions between municipal town halls and regional governments - are "superfluous," and need a thorough overhaul. He told a party political rally in Santander that they “form part of a 19thcentury structure and their reform could save the country €1,000 million”. The main role of the 38 existing provincial delegations is to distribute funds among small municipalities for various expenses and investment.

Partido Popular spokesman Esteban Gonzalez Pons said that delegations are “the ultimate guarantee of many small municipalities” while admitting that “we have three times more than we need”. Juan Manuel Moreno, who is responsible for the PP's municipal

policies, said some 15 million people live in municipalities with less than 2,000 residents and would suffer from a cut in services if the delegations were eliminated because “the councils have no money”. He said the governments of big regions with a scattered population “don't reach every corner”.

Just before the third anniversary last Saturday of the Barajas air disaster which killed 154 people and injured 18, Madrid's public prosecutor asked for prison sentences of two-and-ahalf to four years, and the revoking of professional licenses for a period of three to six years, for two mechanics charged in the 2008 Spanair accident. The sentences correspond to charges of 154 counts of negligent homicide and 18 counts of bodily harm, which initially are only

against the two Spanair mechanics involved. Judge Javier Pérez has received the final reports on the accident from the Civil Aviation Accident and Incident Investigation Committee (CIAIAC) and the court, which attribute the accident to a chain of events, but two causes that stand out: serious human error on the part of the pilots, who forgot to activate the flaps and slats on the wings, which were necessary for take-off; and a technical error in the failure

of the plane's TOWS alarm system to alert the pilots of their error. The two mechanics have been charged with not properly repairing the malfunctioning ram air temperature (RAT) probe that had caused the plane to return to the apron just an hour before the accident. The court report views this error more harshly than the CIAIAC report, concluding that "the maintenance technicians dispatched the plane incorrectly, without identifying the problem."

'Balconing' claims more lives The highly dangerous practice of balconing – when drunk tourists jump from balcony to balcony in their hotels, or from their rooms into the swimming pool – has claimed three lives so far this summer, in Mallorca and Ibiza. The last one was a 20-year-old Italian girl, who died after

jumping from a fourth-floor balcony of a Palma hotel at the beginning of the month. Another 10 people have been seriously injured, including a 21-year-old foreign tourist who jumped from the second floor balcony of his hotel in Palma last Friday. That same day, a 20-year-old British

man broke his arm after jumping from his hotel room in Magaluf, in Mallorca. The Balearic regional government has not followed up its promise at the beginning of the summer to take action to prevent more injuries and deaths.

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A raid on a sweatshop in Sao Paulo last week found people working in cramped, unsanitary conditions, for long hours and being paid the equivalent of 5 euro cents a piece, while electrical wires dangled dangerously from the walls above piles of fabric.

more than 1,500 were evacuated from their homes by a fire that destroyed some 500 hectares of the Calblanque National Park. They were evacuated early on Friday morning as the blaze advanced towards the coastal town of Portman and taken to the nearby town of la Union. local authorities said the fire, which broke out late Thursday near la manga golf course, appeared to have been set deliberately. By Sunday, people were being allowed to return to their homes. llEida

Inditex, the world's biggest clothes retailer, said the15 people – mostly Bolivians – found in the sweatshop had been illegally employed by a subcontractor without its knowledge. The company, which owns the Spanish fashion chain Zara, said in a statement that it planned to strengthen the oversight

of its production system abroad. Inditex has approximately 50 suppliers in Brazil, which employ more than 7,000 workers. Upon learning of the case, Inditex acted immediately. The company statement said: "The supplier has accepted full responsibility and is paying financial compensation to the

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ree drownings in three days The discovery of a body in an irrigation canal near Urgell in lleida province on Saturday brought the number of deaths by drowning to three in the same number of days. a 50-yearold man drowned in a canal near Seros on Thursday and a Czech truck driver who was last seen bathing in another canal was found dead on Friday. Bathing in the province’s irrigation canals is prohibited but people continue to ignore the warning signs as they seek relief from the heat. madrid

Foreign population grows The economic situation may have driven many immigrants back to their home countries but recent figures show that 88,013 foreigners applied for

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Rumania, Britain and Italy in that order. Non-EU residents are Moroccans, Ecuadorians and Colombians, in that

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Double first for exports Between January and June this year – for the first time ever– Spain sold more to the EU countries than it bought from them. during the second quarter, Spanish exports to the 34 countries belonging to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and development (OECd) also surpassed imports from the bloc for the first time. Spain continues to have a trade deficit of just over 8 per cent with the rest of the world, largely because of its need to import oil.

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Sex scandal inquiry threatens govt Australian police have said they are examining new evidence against MP Craig Thomson from the governing Labour Party who is alleged to have misused his trade union credit card to pay more than $A100,000 (£63,000) for sex with prostitutes. Mr Thomson, who entered parliament after the 2007 election, has claimed that other union officials had access to that credit card, and denies any wrongdoing. A conviction for theft or fraud could bring down Julia Gillard's minority government, which has a working majority of just one

seat. Prime minister Gillard has expressed "full confidence" in Mr Thomson, and said any investigation into his conduct should be allowed to run its course. The new evidence was presented to police by an opposition politician. Mr Thomson holds his seat in the Central Coast of New South Wales

with a majority of 5% and, given the Gillard government's deep unpopularity, the Liberals would be expected to win a by-election hands down. If Labour loses that seat, it also loses its parliamentary majority. The allegations against Mr Thomson were first published two years ago

by local newspapers. He mounted a defamation case against the newspapers – which he later dropped. It has since been reported that the New South Wales Labour party helped Mr Thomson with $A90,000 towards his legal bills. Bankruptcy disqualifies people from sitting in parliament.

Strauss-Kahn charges to be dropped case. Prosecutors also said Ms Diallo had not been truthful in tax documents, nor on an asylum application form in her account of a gang rape she said she suffered back in Guinea. With the case resting entirely on the need to convince a jury that Ms Diallo was telling the truth, prosecutors were said that if they were unable to believe her story beyond a


reasonable doubt, "we cannot ask a jury to do so". Mr Strauss-Kahn, 62, was arrested in May accused of sexually assaulting the 32year-old African immigrant. If the case is dropped Mr Strauss-Kahn would be free to return to France, though he also faces a civil lawsuit from Ms Diallo. Mr StraussKahn had been touted as a leading contender to take on

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Shane Bauer and josh Fattal were each sentenced in tehran on Saturday to three years for illegally entering Iran and five years for spying. they deny the charges, saying only they may have accidentally entered Iran while hiking in Iraq in july 2009. they intend to appeal against the verdict. Mr Bauer's fiancee Sarah Shourd, who was arrested along with the two men, was freed on $500,000 bail last year and returned to the US. no verdict has yet been reached in her case. japan

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Prosecutors have asked a judge to drop a sexual assault case against former IMF director Dominique Strauss-Kahn because they were "no longer convinced of the defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt". They added that "evidence gathered during our postindictment investigation severely undermined her reliability as a witness in this case". It was revealed that she had been recorded discussing the case with a jailed friend and appeared to refer to Mr Strauss-Kahn's wealth, which his supporters said pointed to a financial motive in her pursuit of the

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US envoy's coffee run amazes Chinese A photograph of new US ambassador to China Gary Locke ordering coffee and carrying his own backpack and a visit by VicePresident Joe Biden to a small Beijing eatery have sparked heated debate among China's “netizens” about the nature of public servants. Many praised the informality of the two men's actions, contrasting them with the statusconscious Chinese officials. The debate started after Mr Locke was photographed at Seattle

airport ordering coffee with his young daughter. The new ambassador and his family then carried their own bags from the airport and were driven away in a minivan when they arrived in Beijing. One columnist writing in the China Daily said that while to most Americans this would not be out of the ordinary, to Chinese people "the scene was so unusual it almost defied belief". He said in China “even a township chief, who is not really that high up in the hierarchy, will have a chauffeur and a

secretary to carry his bag." The photo from Seattle – taken by a passing businessman – was reposted more than 40,000 times. The tone was overwhelmingly in favour of Mr Locke's down-toearth actions. The debate continued when Mr Biden, who was paying a five-day official visit to China, ate noodles and dumplings at a family-run restaurant after his talks with VicePresident Xi Jinping. His bill came to $13, and internet users compared it with the more lavish meals enjoyed by top leaders.

Corruption activist 'ready for talks' Indian activist Anna Hazare, who has been on hunger strike for more than a week, is willing to talk to "responsible government mediators" about an anti-corruption bill, his aides said on Tuesday. His arrest on Tuesday of last week just hours before he was to start his public fast sparked mass protests

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went on a date as if nothing had happened. Mrs Rogers’ surviving son said of the possible release of Davis: “We believe that this is a travesty of justice and we have not been given the support that we need or deserve, especially after the loss of these two precious lives.”

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Two British women have been murdered whilst on holiday in Turkey. Marion Elizabeth Graham and her friend Kathy Dinsmor, both 53years-old and from Newry, County Down in Northern Ireland were on holiday in the Turkish resort of Kusadasi with Marion’s 15year-old daughter, Sahnnon who had met a 17-year-old waiter known to the family as “Alex” during a holiday the previous August. The waiter asked the mother if he could marry her daughter. Permission was refused whereupon the waiter allegedly murdered the two women. Their bodies, with stab wounds and their throats cut, were found in a forest near a graveyard to the east of the port city of Izmir, 75 miles from the resort in which they were staying. At first, the waiter claimed that the women had been kidnapped but later he confessed to their murders and has been charged by Turkish authorities.

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Many girls will love these World famous Regent Street toyshop Hamleys have produced a pair of 12” high dolls to commemorate the wedding of kate Middleton to Prince William. The dolls, who for some reason have deliberately large heads, are aimed at little girls aged three and up. kate is dressed in a somewhat bright white version of the wedding dress she wore while William is in his uniform. The dolls, however, will need a rather deep pocket for parents to dig into as they retail at £50 each – and, of course, you can’t buy one without the other. FIFE, SCoTlaND

Candles could be a girls best friend During research at the St andrew’s University in Fifie Scotland by Wuzong Zhou that started fter a challenge from a fellow scientist in combustion, the professor of chemistry found that millions of diamond nano particles were created as a candle burns- around 1.5 million for every second. It is hoped that the surprise discovery could lead to cheaper manufacturing of the gems in the future. Uk

Happy birthday Nico Nico, the Western lowland gorilla celebrated his 50th birthday at longleat Safari and adventure park recently. It is believed that this makes Nico the oldest Silverback Gorilla in Europe and the second oldest male in the world. He lives on a centrally heated island at the park and has satellite TV including Sky+. His birthday presents posed a problem for keeper Mark Tye and Nico was singularly unimpressed with his bunch of flowers. However, he was fond of his banana-shaped birthday cake! The oldest known gorilla in the world is a female born in 1956 followed by a male who was born in 1961. Both live in zoos in america. YoRkSHIRE

It’s just not cricket! Michael Vaughan, 36-year-old former England cricket captain, donned a ‘fat suit’ and disguise to play for Goldsborough Cricket Club 2nds under the name of Gary Watson recently. In the amateur game he scored 28 runs fooling the opposition, Dishforth. In 2006 Goldsborough won the dubious title of making the worst ever score in the modern English game in the North Yorkshire Nidderdale league against the same club being bowled out for just five runs, those being gained by four byes and one leg bye – all ten batsmen were out for a duck! Vaughan scored 5,719 runs in test matches during his career with an average of 41. He helped his new team-mates to a rematch with Dishforth this time with just two balls remaining. The stunt was arranged by NatWest Cricket Club as part of its campaign to generate £20 million of additional support for the game of cricket at community level. HEalTH

Commuting worse for women Research carried out at Sheffield University has found that women are far more affected by long hours of travel to and from work than men. It has a negative affect on their mental health including stress-related illnesses making women four times more vulnerable to these problems than men, even though it is men who on average spend more time commuting than women. The research, published on Monday in the Jounal of Health Economics drew the conclusion that men are more likely to be relaxed during their journey, reading the newspaper etc than women who will be working their way through a list of things that need to be done – such as organising childcare, what to get during their lunch break for dinner for the family meal after work, and the general running of their household and domestic chores.

Flats row A furious row has developed following the payment of £600,000 to a local Liberal Democrat run Portsmouth council by a development company in the area. The developer, Pierfront had purchased the land in the Southsea area of Portsmouth where the Savoy Hotel burnt down and the site was cleared in 2009. Local residents and councillors said that the site has been an eyesore ever since and were pleased when plans for 92 luxury flats came through. However, the council policy states that 30% of the units must be for social housing (the new words for council house stock) and Pierfront are saying that it would be too costly to develop the site – that will have sea views from glass fronted balconies – taking this into account. One Lib. Dem councillor, Steven Wylie, criticised the decision saying it was putting “profit before people” but Conservative councillor Donna Jones said: "It's vital that this building is built and the area regenerated. It looks an absolute mess at the moment. We need jobs created on the seafront, we need cafes, restaurants, bars – we need people to come and spend their money in Portsmouth and this is the first step in that very, very vital picture." Some prospective purchasers have said that if there are social housing units within the apartment complex they would not be interested in buying there as they would be worried about noise levels and possible trouble, not having any control over whom Portsmouth council could house there. In Pierfront’s defence, they have built a number of social housing units in other areas of the city and have indicated that it would be inappropriate in this development. The council approved the application on the condition that it can review the decision in three years time if the development has not been completed.

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Abandoned baby - mother found Police have arrested an under-age girl and charged her with abandoning the newborn baby girl in Torre del Mar on Sunday. A 16-year-old boy found the naked baby, who still had the umbilical cord and part of the placenta attached to her, next to the main doorway of the building where he lived just after 9 am. There was a bag containing clothes next to her. She was taken to hospital where doctors reported she was very hungry but in good shape, given the circumstances. Apparently the baby's mother had tried to keep her pregnancy secret from her parents. She was also taken to hospital after the police located her on Monday, suffering from the effects of a difficult delivery. Several people living near

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where the child was found had offered to adopt her but the authorities said that abandoned babies are usually given into foster

care as soon as they can leave hospital. At press time, it was still not known of the baby would be reunited with her mother.

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Man planned to poison water supplies The Moroccan who was arrested in Cadiz last week on suspicion of belonging to the terrorist group Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, has admitted to police that he planned to poison the water “in canals and deposits” that supplied “the tourist complexes and homes of the infidels”. Abdellatif Aoulad Chiba, 36, was transferred to Madrid

where National Court judge Fernando GrandeMarlaski ordered him to be held without bail for belonging to a terrorist organisation and conspiring to commit murder. In June, he had promised on an Al Qaedarelated website to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden so that “his blood would not have been spilled in vain”.

Huelva's Provincial Historical Archive is classifying a collection of 620 photographs portraying the life of the English colony in Huelva during the first 25 years of last century. Most of the Britons living in Huelva at that time were employed by the Rio Tinto Mining Company, which worked what are reputed to be the oldest copper mines in the world. According to myth, these are the fabled mines of King Solomon, and a section of the area is still known as Cerro Salomón today. The mines were inexplicably abandoned after the Roman era and almost forgotten until they were rediscovered in 1556. The Spanish government sold the mines to a British syndicate in 1871. They were sold back to the Spanish government in 1954.

Good news for the Iberian lynx One of the world's most endangered cats, the Iberian lynx, may not be doomed by its tiny population size. Only about 250 are believed to exist in the wild, which puts the species at risk of low genetic diversity and inbreeding, but a new study suggests that the lynx has had little genetic variability over the last 50,000 years, and this has not hampered its long-term survival. The Iberian lynx was once found throughout the Iberian Peninsula, but hunting, habitat destruction and a disease that nearly wiped out its main source of food – rabbits – contributed to a drastic drop in

numbers, which started to plummet in the 1960s, dropping from an estimated 3,000 to approximately 150 in 2005. The lynx is now only found in two isolated pockets in Andalucia. Conservationists have been successful in boosting lynx numbers through captivebreeding programmes and efforts to increase rabbit populations. However, concern about the cats' low genetic diversity led a team of researchers from Spain, the UK and Sweden, to look at the mitochondrial DNA –

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a part of the genome that is usually extremely variable – of several lynx, and found that there was, as expected, little genetic variation. However, when they compared this with mitochondrial DNA from lynx fossils spanning the last 50,000 years, they found that there was hardly any variation between the ancient specimens and in the modern-day animals. They said the lynx's consistently low genetic diversity suggested that it had always had a small, long-term population size. They added that the study suggested that a lack of genetic diversity in an endangered species should not hamper conservation efforts. "It's a myth that certain species are doomed by their genetics,” they said. "If a species is doomed, it is only doomed by a lack of will to conserve it."

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Mayor’s trial date announced Alhaurin el Grande mayor Juan Martin Serón (pictured) will plead “defencelessness” when he comes up for trial in the Troya corruption case on September 22nd. His lawyer said he will say he cannot defend himself because of the indeterminate nature of the accusations during the preliminary oral part of the trial when the parties can set out the failure and defects which in their opinion can invalidate the case totally or partially. The lawyer said the mayor “is accused of five crimes of passive bribery but the facts which give rise to the charges are not established”. He said that nothing specific had been formulated against Sr Serón

Cemetery offers full moon visits The English Cemetery is offering guided visits to groups of 30 people once a month on the night of the full moon. Visitors will be able to see the graves of writer Gerald Brenan, and Robert Boyd, a Londonderry squire who joined the British Army. His life was cut short in December 11th, 1831, when he was executed on a Malaga beach along with General José Maria de Torrijos and several others who had tried to overthrow King Ferdinand VII – Boyd was 26. These are just two of the famous people buried in Spain's oldest Protestant cemetery, which opened in 1831 and was declared to be of cultural interest by the Junta de Andalucia earlier this year. The president of the Fundación Cementerio Inglés, Bruce McIntyre, said the tour included the most important graves but no ghost stories. It was decided to continue the full moon visits after the cemetery's successful participation in the Cultural White Night events in May. The cemetery is also open for daytime visits.

and that the case was built on “several police reports which lacked objectivity, impartiality and proper accreditation”. According to the Anti-corruption Prosecutor's Office, between 2002 and 2007 the municipal authorities offered urban developers the “possibility of obtaining a bigger building surface than the legally approved one in exchange for an opportune economic remuneration”, and that the mayor received a total of €238,785 in backhanders. The prosecution has asked



for a jail term of four and a half years for the mayor plus a 19-year ban on holding public office and a fine of €500,000. Urban planning councillor Gregorio Guerra, several public officials, businessmen and developers will also go on trial. The prosecution alleges that Sr Guerra, who faces 11 charges of passive bribery, was the brain behind the deals and has asked for a jail term of seven and a half years, a 35-year ban on holding public office and a fine of €1.6 million.

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Charge for fire brigade service The town council has started to apply a municipal ordinance setting out the rates people must pay for the services provided by the fire brigade. The ordinance was approved five years ago but never implemented. it sets out the rates to be paid depending on the length of the services provided and the human and material resources used. it also includes a 100 per cent surcharge for a service not involving a fire.


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Dates announced for Luna Mora The 15th celebration of the town's famous Luna Mora festival will be held on September 9th and 10th and the 16th and 17th. When announcing the dates, Mayor Sebastian rueda underlined the importance of the festival for the town's economy. More than 20,000 candles light the streets, evoking the town's Moorish past which finds an echo in the concerts provided at the municipal auditorium and the Los almendros school, and in the street theatre and the handicrafts market.


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know the Pope isn't everybody's cup of tea but I suspect millions of people are grateful to him for changing the mood in the nation's capital. Gone were the constant protests that we had become used to since May 15th when the “indignant ones” took over the Puerta del Sol, to be replaced by over a million mainly young people from countries around the world having the time of their lives – when they weren't praying, They prayed quite a lot but they played quite a lot too – dancing and singing in the streets and not a drop of alcohol in sight. By the end of his four-day visit, Benedict XVI looked so much happier than he had when he arrived.


e was probably afraid that the Church's World Youth Day would be marred by hordes of angry laymen, atheists, gays, Protestants, as well as Catholic priests and nuns and others who claimed their beef was the cost of the event. I saw a gang of them on the telly and they looked like demonstrators for rent, people who enjoy nothing so much as staging pitched battles in the streets just for hell of it.


ut he needn't have worried. There were a couple of clashes on the eve of his arrival and another the following night. But by the second day of the Pope's visit, the “anti” hordes had realised that they were vastly outnumbered and largely made themselves scarce.


here were some ironic moments – like when Zapatero and other members of the government tried to look as if the Pope was their favourite person. After all those years of Churchbashing, it must have been galling for them to see how well the event was going.

A strange fascination with killer bulls


hat was the title of an article in El Pais last week in which the author tried to work out why people love killer bulls so much. Apparently, the mighty Ratón is not unique, but is just one of a string of famous killer bulls that the Valencians so love. One of the most famous was, in fact, a cow called Marisol who was alive and literally kicking in the seventies. Her owner admitted to wanting

to send her to knacker's yard when she was young but after trying her in the ring just once, he realised how bad she was. She lasted for all of 14 years. Another bull breeder commented that in the “old days, two or three people would get killed every summer but nobody made a fuss about it”. For the record, the mighty Ratón has only killed three people in the past five years.


nyway, I just thought I’d let those of you who enjoy hearing about bulls killing humans that Ratón is now famous – or infamous – the world over and his owner is in three minds about his future – whether to let him carry on killing in the ring for a few more summers, put him to stud, or clone him. Whatever he does, there'll be Ratón for a while yet.

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he authorities have no-one to blame but themselves. They bent over backwards in the name of “fairness” to allow the pro-independence coalition known as Bildu participate in the regional and local elections in May. I said at the time that this would backfire and it has. Not only are they banning the king's portrait from public buildings, they're now distinguishing between “good” and “bad” ETA victims. The provincial chief of Gipuzkoa, Martín Garitano, said over the weekend that ETA attacks in Catalonia were "more than an error."


The Basques should pay special respect to victims in Catalonia," Garitano said. "They took place when the Basques had received a lot from Catalonia." He did not specify what that “lot” was.


n ETA bomb at a Hipercor supermarket in Barcelona in 1987 killed 21 people and a 1991 attack in Vic killed another nine. In 2000, the Socialist Catalan minister Ernest Lluch was assassinated by ETA. The Socialist Party spokesman in the Basque regional parliament, José Antonio Pastor, said during a radio interview that apologising for or lamenting ETA attacks exclusively in Catalonia is the same as justifying them in the rest of the country, adding that “it shows the abertzale (Basque radical left) is not yet sufficiently mature for democracy.” However, even the abertzale is getting worried about Garitano's behaviour – for political not humanitarian reasons, of course. They fear he is single-handedly undoing the two-year process that ended in Bildu's legalisation in May. I say let him get on with it. There's nothing like the stark reality of an unpleasant thug like Garitano to disillusion all those innocents who believe an independent Basque country would be like paradise on earth.

he small airports in Castellón and Ciudad Real, outside Madrid, remain empty. There is no or little air traffic and questions remain as to why these facilities were built in the first place. In June, Renfe cancelled the AVE high speed train link Toledo-AlbaceteCuenca because it wasn’t bringing in the money. Why did the Public Works Ministry open the route in the first place? These are all construction projects that no doubt made a huge profit for someone at the public’s expense. Whether these are prime examples of graft is unclear but the mere fact that these projects cost a lot of money and are not functioning for one reason or another raises suspicions. One of the demands of the May-15 Movement is more transparency and access to public records.


ormer Valencia regional premier Francisco Camps had refused for more than two years to allow journalists to get copies of the questionable contracts that are part of the Gürtel investigation. His successor Alberto Fabra (pictured)has promised to

Dropping rents


he other day, my partner and I began looking for a new place to live. Our landlady surprisingly decided that she needed to raise the rent from €790 to €865 to help pay for her daughter’s first year at the university. She decided to make her move at a time when other landlords are dropping the rents in Madrid because property values have drastically decreased. When my partner told her that we were not paying the hike, she immediately told us not to worry about it because she wouldn’t be raising it. We have been living in her apartment for six years and have never been late with the rent – she knows this.


he properties are getting cheaper in Madrid, but many are vacant because of price speculation and, of course, owners who just refuse to budge on their price. We will be staying in the apartment we have, but only because it is such a hassle to do that big move.

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M make the contracts public but hasn’t as of this writing. It seems inconceivable that in this day and age the Spanish government operates with little transparency. Using a scale of zero (highly corrupt) to 10 (highly clean), the Berlin-based group Transparency International, which gauges corruption among nations, gives Spain a 6.1 measurement, slightly below France and Britain. Italy is more corrupt, says TI, which places it 3.9 just slightly ahead of Romania and Bosnia.


early three quarters of the 178 countries listed in its 2010 index scored below five. Transparency Interntional calls on governments to “integrate anti-corruption measures in all spheres, from their responses to the financial crisis and climate change to commitments by the international community to eradicate poverty.”


his is something that Spain has done little to introduce. Prime Minister José Rodríguez Zapatero had begun preparing a new transparency law but because he called early elections, the bill has little chance of being introduced in parliament. And it is very doubtful that the Partido Popular (PP) has it in its heart to come up with a similar law should the opposition win the November 20th elections.

adrid, like everywhere else, is going through its hot spell. We have been reaching 40ºC over the past few days. So you can imagine how appalled I was when I saw a small dog inside a car with the windows closed! The owner was nowhere to be found. I assumed – correctly – that the owner had just briefly left his pet and would be returning soon. He finally came back and the poor creature looked exhausted. I feel bad because I should have said something to him but I didn’t. At least the dog was okay. I just cannot understand how people still think that leaving a dog alone inside a hot auto in the middle of summer is not dangerous. And you would think the man would have some sense or education seeing that he was driving an Audi!

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The American Classic Car Owners club organised an unusual event last Sunday when they held their first “Dog Cruise”, in aid of the animal rescue centre in La Linea. They were joined by participants from SOL Classic Car Club, American HotWheels and the

Gibraltar Classic Vehicle Association making an impressive cavalcade as they cruised along the Costa. A visit to the shelter was followed by lunch at the Fabrica de Cerveza Kettal (FCK) a brewpub located in Palmones, Los Barrios. American Classic club

member Peter who drives a prestigious Stutz Blackhawk (Elvis Presley apparently bought five, and other celebrity owners incuded Sammy David Jr, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Al Pacino and Frank Sinatra) is a passionate supporter of the centre – see their website

VP – I was born on 10th April 2006. My previous owner died and I have now been in the refuge far too long. I am a great family dog with lots of character, however I am not too keen on cats. I walk beautifully on the lead and would love to be part of your family. Tel: 626 942 427. Visit the website: They also have many cats and kittens that need homes. for further info. The day raised €670, £40 and 40 Kg of dog food and the club would like to thank the Communidad Elviria Hills Blq 9-11 who donated a substantial sum. Photographs are from

KAISER – Born on 6th March 2008. I am a very cute and friendly small dog with a great personality. I get on really well with other dogs and walk nicely on the lead. I am a very good dog and would love to now have a permanent home to call my own. I won’t disappoint you. Tel: 626 942 427. Visit their website: www.animals-in- distress. eu


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Party Lots to do in Free Property Legal with September Review Open Day TOPS The T.O.P.S cabaret group invite you to come and party in the gardens of the president’s house in Alhaurin el Grande on Saturday 27th August at 8.00pm. Homemade food will be served first, followed by a sparkling cabaret with a special section featuring the most popular Abba hits. The rest of the cabaret consists of one or two fun, tongue-in-cheek numbers, and lots of your all-time favourite songs which they defy you not to sing along with. The emphasis is on having a good time in pleasant surroundings with a definite party atmosphere. The evening is being held to raise much-needed funds for S.E.P.E, the local Equine Rescue Charity. Tickets are only 12 euros (meal included). Please phone Cath on 952 112 057 for details of where to obtain tickets, and to reserve a table for you and your friends. Everyone is welcome.

From this September Age Concern has arranged a number of events at the Age Concern Drop-InCentre which is situated in Calle Zaragoza 25, Estepona. Starting on Wednesday 7th September, there will be a Social Club with mixed activities from 10.30am to 13.00.

From Thursday 8th September there will be yoga for the older person (fortnightly) and talks on health-related subjects from 11am to mid-day. This is limited to 12 persons maximum – if you are interested please ring either 608 458 555 or 951 318 234 and leave your details. Starting on Friday 9th September there will be a Craft Club from 10.30am to 1pm that will include quilt making and embroidery on alternate weeks. It starts with quilt making with Julie Wood on Friday 9th September. The following

Friday, the 16th, Alex Aldous will be running an embroidery session, and so on, on alternate weeks. From Tuesday 18th October there will be a creative writing course from 10.30am to 12.30 – this will run for six to eight weeks under the guidance of Vera Ivers. Apart from the yoga, these activities are open to all age groups.

Feel free to turn up on the day(s) you are interested in but it would be helpful if you called to let them know that you are going – the number is 951 318 234. The telephone number for Age Concern’s Lifeline service is 650163928 but it should be noted that Age Concern is not an emergency service, it is a port of call for help and advice and for making new friends in your area – plus clubs as above for learning new skills.

De Cotta Law, (De Cotta, McKenna y Santafé S.L.) with offices in Nerja, Coín, Mijas-Costa and the Canary Islands is launching a series of autumn open days. These open days will offer all readers unprecedented, free access to the legal expertise of the De Cotta Law team. Free, bookable consultations will be available at each office where readers can discuss their legal queries and request reviews of their

property deeds and wills.

Dates will be available in October and will be announced shortly. To register your interest, please contact De Cotta Law on nerjaenquiries@decottalaw .net or call the Nerja office on 952 527 014 or the Mijas-Costa office on 952 931 781. In related news, De Cotta Law is shortly to open a new office in Coín,

in purpose-built premises in Sierra Chica, opposite its original location in the La Trocha shopping centre. The new office will be opening in October. During September private consultations will be available throughout the region by appointment. You can visit their website at for more information about the company.

Music dying on the Costa? The saga of the Benalmadena and Fuengirola police and the bars in the area is getting beyond ridiculous. On Saturday evening, live music venue Pógs was told to stop their music because somebody hadn’t closed the double doors properly! Local bar owners last

week established a new group “The Fuengirola Bars Association” that is being overseen by Laurence Pike. The next meeting – to which all bar owners and musicians will be welcome – is to be held at Moo Moo’s bar in Los Boliches on the 7th September at 1pm to discuss where they go from here.

The group will be lobbying for fairness in this regard for all bars so that, if an English bar is playing loud music and gets closed, so should the Spanish bar two doors down which may have been an ongoing problem for years . All bar owners who have live music should attend to stop the rot now.

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The News has recently been running articles about the region of Murcia where the new Paramount Studios has announced they are to build their new theme park to rival Disneyland Paris. This will be within a 20-minute drive of the houses for sale here. The city of Murcia holds many interesting features, as does Cartagena that is around 30-minutes drive away. This is a golden opportunity for someone to live in one house and let the other as a business income to people visiting the new theme park.

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News Gib facts - did Gibraltar Fair you know...? Week Located at the entrance to the Mediterranean in position latitude – 36°08°N longitude – 05°22°W, Gibraltar forms the eastern shore of a bay that has been of commercial importance from the earliest times. It has been claimed that the port of Tharshish to which the fleets of Solomon resorted was situated here. Certainly Phoenicians recognised the advantages of its protective geographical features: they founded the colony of Melcarthos (Carteia) on the north shore during the 9th century B.C. and made it an entrepôt for trade with many ports throughout the Mediterranean. Gibraltar was possessed by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans and Visgoths (in that order) but remained uninhabited until the Mohammedan invasion of the Iberian peninsula in 711 A.D. by Tariq-ibn-Zeyad from whom Gibraltar gets its name, Gibel Tariq (Tariq's Mountain) and the city itself was founded by the Almohad monarch, Abd el Mumin in 1160 A.D. The Spaniards finally captured Gibraltar from the Moors in 1462 and retained it until 1704. In that year it was surrendered to an Anglo Dutch force during the war of the Spanish succession, since when it has remained in British hands. The existence of the actual Rock of Gibraltar is first recorded by the Romans, who named it Calpe. It was the belief of ancient writers that the Pillars of Hercules were

There are prohibitions on the importation of certain items such as flick knives, gravity knives, controlled drugs, firearms, explosives, ivory etc. There is a 12% import duty on new vessels which are going to be permanently based here. Temporary importation, without payment of duty, is allowed, provided that the importer is not permanently resident in Gibraltar. Unaccompanied yachts imported by nonresidents may remain in Gibraltar under temporary import regulations although they may be placed under customs’ seal until duty is paid.

Don’t forget! is Monday coming, August 29th, is the summer bank holiday on Gibraltar so some of the shops along Main Street and Irish Town

will be closed

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:

situated in the Strait of Gibraltar and after they perished, the two mountains, Calpe and Abyla (the latter being situated opposite Gibraltar on the African shore), retained the names. Private pleasure crafts arriving in Gibraltar are subjected to normal customs’ clearance and the master must produce to the authorities a crew list giving details of those on board, including names, nationalities, passport numbers etc. On arrival, yachts must report to the reception berth on the starboard side of the approach to the marinas. Information about the actual vessel is also required which should include nationality, port of registry etc. It is convenient for these crew lists to be ready before the vessels arrive in Gibraltar.

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 or from abroad precede the number with the international dialling code which is 00350. Gibraltar this week is buzzing as the annual Gibraltar Fair continues, with fun for all as usual. There are stalls selling drinks, cakes, sweets and a whole host of souvenirs plus you will find the people of Gibraltar donning the red and white clothing that matches the colours of the Gibraltar flag. So, if you are intending a trip to the Rock this week, get ready to join in their colour scheme and activities. There will be plenty going on for everyone, young and old throughout the day, but in the evenings it’s the turn of the artistes to strut their stuff in the pavilions. Tonight, Wednesday 24th August you can enjoy the

music of Erica Leiva and Tiffany Ferrai live on stage from 9pm in the Family Pavilion. Then on Thursday 25th on the same stage it’s the turn of the local talent who will take to the boards from 9pm for Gibraltar Showtime. They will be joined by live performances from This Side Up and X-Factor’s Lloyd Daniels performing at 9pm and 10.30pm. Saturday 27th in the Family Pavilion at 9pm sees X-It performing . Lastly, on Sunday 28th from 9pm the Gibraltar Defence Police will be hosting a bingo night in the Family Pavilion and in the Youth Pavilion from 9pm you can watch the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands.

Cruise ships in There will be four cruise ships docking into Gibraltar Port between now and the end of August, making a total of 21 ships and the approximate number of passengers almost 45,000 this month. Tomorrow, August 25th the P&O ship Aurora will be in Gib from 13.30 to 6pm going on to Palermo.

On Friday 26th the Finnish Kristina Cruises ship Kristina Katarina will be in from 8am to 7pm going on to Malaga. And on Wednesday 31st the P&O Ventura will dock from 8am to 2pm and the Princess Lines Grand Princess from 9am to 5pm going on to Southampton.

Gibraltar 2011 Bank Holidays

Monday August 29th Summer Bank Holiday Sept. 12th Gibraltar National Day Dec. 25th Christmas Day Dec. 26th Boxing Day

Where can I get my copy of e News? Morrisons, Latinos (Casemates square), Latinos (Main Street), Tourist Centre (Casemates Square), ICC Centre, Newsagents - Albor (Ocean Village), Newsagents - Ocean Village Express, O’Reilley’s (Ocean Village), Bianca’s (Ocean Village If you would like to advertise your business in The News, please call us on 0034 952 454 491 to find out about some fantastic offers we have on this page!

Gib fuel prices from Morrisons Is it worth going to Gib with an empty tank? Usually the answer is yes! We check Morrison’s prices each week. Unleaded per litre £1.05(€1.23) Super unleaded £1.14 (€1.34) Diesel per litre £1.00 (€1.17) The exchange rate used by Morrisons is €1.17 to £1 and the prices are as at 5pm Tuesday August 23rd.

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Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK Dates for your diary from the Salon Varietes Local band needs a female singer Last of the summer wine with ARCH

Picasso’s grand opening this weekend Picasso’s is the Costa’s newest Show Bar opening in Benalmadena on Friday, featuring Rob Stevens - the man of many faces - and female vocalist Fayley among other attractions supporting Simon Webb from Blue.

Fayley is a new face on the coast. She has previously toured with Freddie Starr in 2008 and performed alongside Joe Longthorne and the Batchelors as well as

Picasso’s was formerly the Cadillac Lounge which Rob first opened in 2003. Now he is returning to his old venue, so come along and see the transformation. Picasso’s

Picasso’s can be booked

Rob and Fayley can be booked to appear at other venues outside of the Benalmadena area by contacting Rob Stevens Entertainment on 600 382 970. So get down to Ibensa Square, Benalmadena (behind Bonanza Square) opposite the church for an evening to remember. See the advert below for more details.


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Appearing with Rob (pictured above) is Fayley, a female vocalist performing tributes to Shirley Bassey,

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Picasso’s will be serving drinks and there will be a free nightly raffle. Drinks are exceptionally low priced for this type of luxury venue. Admission is €5 and booking is advisable. Doors open at 8pm ‘til late and shows start at 9.30pm promptly. Picasso’s will be open three or four days a week so contact the venue for booking on 605 663 335 mid-day to midnight.

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Potter gets spooky

Calendar launch Last of the You have all heard of the Girls, now meet the Calendar Boys.

of Ceremonies and two Naked Chefs (with aprons of course).

The Salon Varietes Theatre fund-raising calendar featuring artistic shots of the Boys is now available at the FOTA desk.

Do not miss this fun evening out, there are only 40 places available so phone for further details and reservations to David Radford on 952 462 213 or Val Williams on 952 584 268

A special barbecue is to be held on Saturday 17th September at 7.30pm to launch and promote this interesting calendar as well as the production of “Ladies Night” in November. The Calendar Boys will be in attendance as waiters and the line up for the evening includes a Master

Or you can always call in at the Salon Varietes Theatre FOTA desk that is open from 11.30am until 1.15pm Monday to Saturday and book your tickets for Ladies Night too at the Box Office. Both are occasions you should not miss!

summer wine ARCH (The Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses) are holding a fund-raising Last of the Summer Wine Party 7.30pm - 10.30 on Saturday 3rd September at Sue and Alan's place, Finca el Sueño in Coin – which is the ARCH Rehabilitation Centre. There will be live entertainment by the pool featuring 'Billy G' and lots more fun. Tickets cost just €6 including food and all you need to do is bring your own drinks.

Based on the classic ghost story, “The Woman In Black” tells the tale of Arthur Kipps (Daniel Radcliffe), a lawyer who is forced to leave his young son and travel to a remote village to attend to the affairs of the recently deceased owner of Eel Marsh House.

You can meet at the Viveros Agroahazar – two mins from the La Trocha Shopping Centre, on the Coin/Cartama road just outside Coin – at 7.15pm to be guided, or follow the signs to 'ARCH party'.

Working alone in the old mansion, Kipps begins to uncover the town's tragic and tortured secrets and his fears escalate when he discovers that local children have been disappearing under mysterious circumstances.When those closest to him become threatened by the vengeful woman in black, Kipps must find a way to break the cycle

For more information and to confirm your attendance (they do need an idea of numbers for catering purposes and payment in advance if at all possible please) email them at or telephone 660 220 700

of terror. There is a trailer to view on .com/features/exclusive and this looks like one creepy film for the rather lovely Mr Radcliffe. As the water covers the causeway and his only way out, you just know that sooner rather than later you will be falling off your cinema chair with fright! The film also stars Ciaran Hinds (Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy) and Janet McTeer (Tumbleweeds). It was adapted for the screen from Susan Hill's novel by Jane Goldman (Kick Ass) and directed by James Watkins (Eden Lake).


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Wednesday 24th Mad Terry Night - man of many faces Thursday 25th Ian Jacks - popular guitarist and vocalist Friday 26th Alexandra Avery -female vocalist Saturday 27th Paul Bryan - Ratpack tribute Sunday 28th Black Baise - Tribute to Michael Jackson & Lionel Ritchie Monday 29th Tony Montanatribute to Michael Bublé - followed by Natalie Monroe Tuesday 30th Lesley Harrison-female vocalist Karaoke from midnight every night with Mad Terry, and Tomo the King of Karaoke.


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Next on the Bill – it’s risqué, it’s raunchy, it’s rollicking good fun! Come along to Ladies Night from Friday 4th November until Wednesday 9th and chase away the colder winters nights! Written by Stephen Sinclair and Anthony McCarten. Directed by Peter Brooks. At the Usual times.

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The smash West End musical “Oliver” starts from Friday 14th and you can see it until Sunday 24th at the usual times.

On Friday 16th September, starting at 8pm is a fantastic night with a celebration of songs by Take That and Westlife for one night only. So, if you’re looking for a great night out, come along and enjoy the sounds of “Could it be magic”, “Relight my fire”, “Back for good”, “Never forget” and many more.


For all other information call the box office on 952 474 542, weekdays from 10.30am - 1.30 and 7 - 8pm.

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The Russian Goddess beauty pageant will be held for the first time in Marbella on the 3rd of September. The candidates are from the Canary's, Seville, Barcelona, Madrid and, of course, from all over the Costa del Sol. The selection of participants takes place before August 28th. Only girls who live in Spain and are from the former Soviet Union are allowed to participate. They have to be at least 18 years old and 1.70m tall. If you would still like to enter, send your application with a photograph and contact information to e-mail: fernandiomedi@hotmail.c om

Last but not least...Bah Humbug!! The Burnt Ash Drama Association presents “A Christmas Carol” adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens from Friday 2nd to Tuesday 6th December.


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The season will be kicking off with a dazzling evening of music and entertainment called Divas and Divos, directed by John Payne, from Friday 9th until Sunday 11th September – nightly at 8pm but 7pm on Sunday.

Edward Albee’s “Who’s afraid of Virginia Wolfe?” will be on stage from Wednesday 28th September until Sunday 2nd October (nightly at 8pm - Sunday 7pm). This intense but humorous play is directed by Matt Murphey.

join The Salon in an Evening Of Song devised and directed by Sian Hopkins.

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Calendar Boys calendar. We’ve all heard of the Calendar Girls but this is different. Have a look at the article on the page opposite entitled “Calendar Launch” for all the information.


You must have your own transport and be local to La Cala /Calahonda /El Faro, and be able to practise on Sundays at mid-day and on Wednesday nights.

Even though it still seems to be incredibly hot, we are nearing September and that will be when the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola opens its doors to the public once more. This year a fantastic line-up of plays, musicals and all manner of events have already been lined up for us all to enjoy, so don’t forget to keep an eye on their advert on these pages each week to make sure you miss nothing.


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By Mof at the movies

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t the weekend I went to see the new movie “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”, I was looking forward to this movie, as I remember watching the original 1968 film and being hooked on the story.


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One Day By Lone Scherfig starring Anne Hathaway, Jim Sturgess The David Nicholls bestseller on which this movie is based was a word-of-mouth runaway hit. If you haven't read the book it won't stop you enjoying the movie – but inevitably, as with all well-loved books that make their way to the silver screen, the fans are ready to tear to shreds anything that doesn't ring true. Well, it's likely that most fans of One Day, the novel, are likely to be as charmed as the critics by One Day, the movie. It starts on July 15th, 1958 when Emma Morley

(Hathaway) and Dexter Mayhew (Sturgess,), university graduates, forge a friendship that will last a lifetime as they meet up each July 15th. Emma and Dexter are star-crossed lovers, if Dexter but knew it. The clever rich boy heads like a heat-seeking missile for a shallow media career, and Emma, a strongly principled northern working class lass finds Dexter's lack of moral fibre a bit hard to bear, but each works to maintain their unlikely friendship. The

narrative is told over two decades, focusing on the things that occur in their relationship each July 15th. It's a structure that is enthralling in the book but tricky to pull off in a movie. Scherfig (An Education) has worked with author Nicholls, who produced the screenplay, to produce a bit of magic, resulting in a delightful tale which explores the depth of friendship, and missed opportunities as Em and Dex make their way through life, and discover the true

nature of love. The movie shines a spotlight on fashion, music and hairstyles over the years that will have the generation who lived through those years wincing in amused recognition. First criticisms were that Hathaway (The Devil Wears Prada) was too pretty and did not master a northern accent well enough to be convincing to play Em. But she has won over the critics so no worries on that score. Word of advice – take a tissue. No, make that two!




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or those of you who haven’t seen it, the premise is that a crew of astronauts are awakened from their hibernation and crash land on an unknown planet which appears to be ruled by apes. These are not your average apes you understand, they have evolved into intellectual creatures that have the power of reason, speech and free thinking. The other inhabitants are of a more human form who are lesser developed than the apes, unable to speak or write and are generally less advanced than their ape rulers.


f you are one of the rare breed that never got to see the ape films first time around, I won’t spoil the plot for you but I would recommend that you give them a watch. In my view the original films way outclass the recent incarnation by miles. Starring Charlton Heston, Robert Gunner and Roddy McDowall together with an impressive list of other well known faces, the film was a runaway success and spawned four other sequels between 1968 and 1973.


osting around $5 million dollars to make, the first film was a commercial success, grossing in excess of $32 million dollars. One of the reasons that the film achieved critical acclaim was for the prosthetic make-up used for the actors in the ape roles (no CGI cheating here!!!!! ). Whilst it was an expensive process and took an age to get the actors ready for filming, it was a major reason for the film’s convincing returns at the box office.


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he special effects of the ape series of films was mainly due to the brilliance of John Chambers who created the ape make-up which was tested on one of the characters in an earlier TV series called “Lost In Space”.


he filming of the original took place mainly in and around the deserts of Arizona and the beaches of Los Angeles, thus reducing the cost of building expensive sets.

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he four sequels in the ape series failed to match the huge revenue of the first film and they brought home less bacon each time. The story continued as a short lived TV series in the US but achieved greater success for ITV in the UK and received a further outing on Channel 4 in 1994. In the TV series, Roddy McDowall reprised his role but as a different character – this time playing Galen a chimpanzee as opposed to Cornelius (another chimpanzee) in the films.


he TV series was broadly based on the original film script and for the most part achieved its goal to keep the franchise alive. In 1981 some of the episodes were cobbled together to make five movies for television which gained some limited success.


his whole ape thing also had many spin offs including various novels, audio books and comics and was rested until Tim Burton was commissioned for a remake in 2001. Many acclaimed film directors were involved as possibles including James Cameron, Peter Jackson, Oliver Stone and Chris Columbus.


ventually Tim Burton won the day and the remake starring Mark Walberg, and Helena Bonham Carter was well received by the great viewing public – particularly once again for the prosthetic make-up this time created by Rick Baker. This $100 million costed film, produced a massive $360 million gross revenue at the box office but 20th Century Fox decided not to proceed with a sequel, preferring to once again rest the franchise until the most recent release of “Rise of the Planet of the Apes”which takes us back to the beginning.


loved most of the original stuff but have to say that the most recent outing left me cold. It could have been brilliant but I personally think it relies too much on CGI graphics and a rather weak story.


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Restlessness and an underlying feeling of being unsettled is simmering away inside, this can be challenging energy to direct positively. Although you may feel angry, use that to motivate you to make changes that you have been putting off. Remain focused and strong and do not take anything for granted. Pay close attention to your belongings, as your mind may be preoccupied, and things could go astray. Although you may like to think that it is all going to happen as you foresee, invariably things don’t, so the key this week is to roll with the opportunities as they come along. You need to pay close attention to the facts and data that is being presented to you - it is easy to make mistakes by misinterpreting data or by being deliberately mislead by others. Check and verify everything. Make sure you give others enough space to shine, instead of micro-managing things. There are some personal desires you have that need to be communicated to another - the key is to figure it out and then learn how to ask for it. Whatever approach you have been using has not been giving you the results that you have been looking for. Perhaps you have swept an issue under the carpet so far that you have forgotten putting it there in the first place. However, it is still there and this week the heavens are asking you to look at it, work at it and resolve it. Your energy is sky high this week mixed with the fiery ash of Mars. This is the ideal time to initiate something that you have not had the courage to do. There is a feeling of power to change something that does not feel emotionally healthy – you are fed up of some kind of emotional ache. Strengthen your inner walls by making choices to do things that cultivate self-reliance. You will have the energy to set a new trend for yourself - go ahead raise the bar. There has been a lot of restrictions on your sign and there may have been areas where you have felt emotionally bound or limited in some way. However, things are opening up, particularly in the area of your relationships. There may be some batting and balling with another as you iron things out but it can make the way clearer for the future. Commit to initiating something new, a new start; get rid of what has been weighing you down – let it go. Distraction can cause you to forget things; this is due to an emotional undercurrent and problem that is occurring right now. The heavens are urging you to focus on the moment and to stop thinking about events that could happen, did happen or are happening to others. Sometimes there are problems that happen, it is a fact of life that does not change - what matters most is how you choose to personally deal with things. Slow down and you won’t miss the important steps.

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This week’s recipe is from Ian Wooldridge, Head Chef at Kimbridge Farm, near Romsey, who gives you your seasonal and local produce recipe. From late summer until the first frost, wild mushrooms are plentiful. If you are foraging for mushrooms yourself, then never eat fungi that you are unable to identify absolutely as some are poisonous. Using pictures in a book may not be that reliable as there are subtle differences between the many varieties. Either take with you an expert guide or of course, just buy them! For more information on wild mushrooms, I would recommend visiting

Wild Mushroom Tagliatelle Ingredients: ● Olive oil ● 1 red onion, peeled and very finely diced ● 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and minced or very finely diced ● 250gms of wild mushrooms (Chantarelles, Trompette, Oyster, Portobello, Ceps/Porcini) ● Little salt ● 250gms of tagliatelle or any style of ribbon pasta

(Serves 2 ) ● 200ml of double cream (or low-fat crème fraiche, if you are counting the calories!) ● Handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped ● ¼ tsp of dried oregano ● ½ tsp of dried basil ● Pinch of dried red chilli flakes (optional) ● Freshly ground black pepper ● 75gms of parmesan shavings

Directions 1. Heat a little olive oil in a large pan or skillet. Add the red onion and garlic and fry for about 2-3 minutes. 2. Prepare the mushrooms. It is important not to remove the stems of the wild mushrooms as herein lies a lot of the flavour. Keep any very small mushrooms whole and roughly slice the larger ones. Add the mushrooms to the pan and gently sauté them for about 4 minutes. 3. Meanwhile, bring a pan of slightly salted water to the boil and cook the pasta for 5-6 minutes or to the packet

instructions. When the pasta is cooked, drain in a colander and keep warm by placing a lid over it. 4. Now add the cream to the mushrooms, followed by the fresh parsley, dried herbs and chilli flakes if using. 5. Mix the pasta in with the mushroom sauce and season with freshlymilled black pepper to taste. 6. Serve into warmed bowls and sprinkle over the parmesan shavings with maybe a separate side salad or garlic bread.


Patience is a virtue and although you have given something your all, it is now out of your hands and you will need to wait a little while longer. It is time to slow down and unwind so use this waiting time to dig deep and look at the roots - you have spent years specialising in tickling the surface of something but now you are compelled to know more, to experience more and rd September 23 understand more. It is time to take the lid off. nd October 22


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One event can change everything and this week it is all about seeing things from a fresh new perspective. Conditions have changed now and there is a need to gain a new look on the past and to re-evaluate dreams and potentials for the future. Those around you have been supportive and have had a calming influence on your emotions, but now is the time to stop complaining about things and rise up to embrace the future that is calling you.

SAGITTARIUS Weigh the facts this week, take your time even though you have choices and decisions that have to be made. Sort it all out in your mind and the likely result of those actions. It could be that you find yourself faced with a no-win situation. You will need to use wisdom and intuition combined with facts to make the ultimate choice. Don’t sell yourself short; you have a powerful nd November 22 December 21st presence right now with lots of potential for success.

CAPRICORN You could do with a vacation but make sure it is long enough as it will take you a few days to simmer down and truly relax. This week the weight of shouldering so much responsibility is finally felt and although you are wired for the tough stuff and are not afraid of hard work, after a while even a Capricorn needs a break. Changes are imminent; things have been shaken up and rattled around nd December 22 so that a transformation in some area of your life is inevitable. January 19th


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Do not get too nervous and make rash decisions this week, you can see clearly two different directions that you could take and on the surface both seem equal in their measure. Major new developments are likely and it is important to take your time to figure out what you really want. By the weekend it will become clear as the real opportunities start to sing at you- even those that you have chosen to ignore present themselves once again.

Something this week eases the strain indicating that things are not as bad as you had feared. An opening is created where a little relief can be found. You may start to feel some excitement as the news coming your way is full of positivity, stay open and flexible without too much expectation and the end result will be fantastic. It may have a secrecy element to the news you hear so you could have to keep a lid on it for a bit longer.

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XFactor record Series number eight started on Saturday night to rave reviews and record audiences The new series, number eight, of ITV’s the X Factor started on Saturday night with a record numbers of viewers. There’s no Simon Cowell but Louis Walsh was there as usual and three new judges have joined the

team – namely Gary Barlow of Take That fame, Tulisa Contostavlos, ex N-Dubz singer, and Kelly Rowland of Destiny’s Child.

which was 51% of all those watching TV at the time of the broadcast. An average audience of 11 million watched the show with 1.6 million tuning into the Xtra Factor on ITV2.

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Scottish rock band Glasvegas were on the Arena Stage at the Hylands Park Chelmsford V festival when a fan decided he didn’t like what he was hearing and threw missiles, including a bottle, at the band. Their set was stopped but, when they tried to start up again, more revellers joined in with the missile throwing and eventually they had to give

Poor Shane Warne just can’t win! One minute he’s looking every inch the Aussie macho man, then he gets involved with Liz Hurley who thought he could “tone it down a bit” and now he’s being described by the Australian males as “a bit girlie!”. However, Warne’s Dad, Keith, talking from his sprawling Melbourne beachside home about his son’s transformation, thinks he’s looking “great.” Shane, 41, took Liz to meet his parents six months ago and she has fallen in love with the country. He has lost two-and-a-half stone and has gone for the Metrosexual look instead of the beer swilling “Aussie

Bloke” of previous years. As well as drinking a range of £200 meal replacement shakes, the previously burly sportsman revealed he has taken to performing a hundred press-ups and situps daily. He has denied having cosmetic surgery but said his more youthful looks are down to using Liz’s moisturisers. However, he has denied that it was Liz who made him lose the weight saying. “I have always taken a pride in my appearance and have worked really hard for the last four months to achieve the way I am now”. And this from a bowler who once famously insisted on crates of baked beans been taken on a tour of India!

Scottish group Glasvegas pelted off stage at V festival up and leave the stage – saying they were concerned for the crowd’s safety after several people died at Belgium’s recent Pukkelpop festival when the stage collapsed during a storm. They said: “The kids that come along to the festivals are passionate about their music – they've saved and sacrificed for months to pay

for tickets and want to have an amazing weekend. The line up of the Arena Stage is very different from 'rock n' roll', but it really doesn't what matter what the genre is. Glasvegas respect this and will always give the crowd 100%. All we want is for everyone, including the band, to have a good time and go home safely."

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News - Breakthroughs - Treatments - Trends

Worst female health habits

Here is the second part about the habits women get caught up in that they really need to change.... and why! Matching men drink for drink Women usually weigh less than men and also have less body water to dilute the alcohol, which means they tend to get more drunk more quickly. To minimize the risks of alcohol on your health, try to keep within the recommended guidelines for alcohol consumption and alternate alcohol with soft drinks.

Wearing the wrong bra size Wearing a badly fitted bra can not only affect the look of your clothes, but research suggests it can cause a range of health problems including back, neck and breast pain, breathing difficulties, poor posture, skin irritation, circulation problems and even irritable bowel syndrome. Don’t guess your size – get measured to ensure you are getting the support you need.

Worrying and harbouring regrets Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from stress-related disorders, and also have higher rates of depression and anxiety. There may be biological reasons for this, but worrying about the future and regretting things can add to our problems research suggests that women are more than

twice as likely as men to harbour regrets over lost loves and broken relationships.

Obsessing over appearance While both genders suffer from body insecurity, many women tend to overly obsess over their idea of the “perfect” body. Studies have found that 16 per cent of normal or underweight women believe themselves to be overweight, and 90 per of women want to change at least one aspect of their appearance. Body insecurity not only affects our mental health, but it can also lead to physical damage caused by extreme diets, yo-yo dieting, eating disorders and cosmetic surgery.

Not getting enough sleep Lack of sleep makes us look and feel at our worst, and insufficient shut-eye can also lead to increased accidents, calorie consumption and heart disease risk. Statistics suggest that sleep problems affect more women than men, and women are more than twice as likely to give up sleep to care for others. Sleep affects women’s blood pressure and mood more than men’s, making it imperative that you do your best to get a good night’s sleep.

Modified Call to measure ecstasy attacks duration of blood cancers obesity Modified ecstasy may one day be used to fight some blood cancers, according to scientists at Birmingham University. In 2006, the team had shown that ecstasy and anti-depressants such as Prozac had the potential to stop cancers growing, but the problem was that it needed doses so high they would have been fatal if given to people. The researchers, in collaboration with the University of Western Australia, have chemically re-engineered ecstasy by taking some atoms away and putting new ones in their place. One variant increased cancer-fighting effectiveness 100-fold. It means that if 100g of unmodified ecstasy was needed to get the desired effect, only 1g of the modified ecstasy would be needed to have the same effect, and this also reduced the toxic effect on the brain. However, doctors are not going to start prescribing modified ecstasy to cancer patients

in the near future. The research has been demonstrated only in samples in a test tube, and animals studies and clinical trials will have to be carried out before prescribing a drug could be considered. First, however, chemists in the UK and Australia are going to try to tweak the modified ecstasy even further as they think it can be made even more potent. If everything is successful, a drug is still at least a decade away.

Experts say the health hazards of obesity may have been grossly underestimated because estimates have failed to factor in the duration of obesity. A research team at Monash University in Australia said risk calculations have focused on severity of weight gain alone and not how long it persists. They said their study of the health of 5,036 people living in the US who enrolled in a large study– the Framingham Cohort Study – that tracked their

health every two years over decades, suggests every additional decade of being obese more than doubles death risk. They said a new measure is needed – the "obese-year", similar to the "pack-year" used for smoking, to give a further quantification that can be used to help estimate the associated health risks. They warned that obesity is occurring at younger and younger ages so that today's children can expect a shorter life expectancy compared with past generations.


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A Beautiful Mind Based on the true story of prominent mathematician John Forbes Nash Jr, who seemed to be guaranteed a promising future when he won international acclaim as a result of his pioneering work in the field. However, when he is recruited to provide assistance to the military with top-secret code-breaking duties...


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Boy in the Striped Pyjamas When his father's job results in a family move to the countryside, young German boy Bruno misses his old friends. Roaming the grounds of the large country house he now calls home, he discovers the huge fenced facility that....

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The Bourne Supremacy Life never becomes easy for ex-CIA agent Jason Bourne, who is forced out of hiding, and must return to Europe to find out exactly what happened in his past. It's not easy, as he's being framed for murder and his old employers are leading the man hunt.


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Rush Hour 3 Polar-opposite policemen Detective Carter and Inspector Lee are dispatched to the City of Lights when an assassin is hired to hit the Triad's mythical leader.


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The Da Vinci Code The curator of the Louvre is murdered, leaving behind a chain of obscure clues to a worldchanging secret. Cryptologist Sophie and Harvard professor Robert embark on a race against time to uncover the precious truth before it falls into the wrong hands.


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Good Will Hunting The culinary competition ventures abroad to the sunny Costa del Sol. Mekala Hodgson starts off the Spanish week with a very un-Spanish menu. Next up, well-bred, bi-lingual Greg Van Praagh attempts to wow with some complicated cookery, followed by John Morton and fun lovingMandy Strutton....

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07:10 According to Jim 08:00 Frasier 09:00 90210 09:55 N-Dubz: Live at the O2 10:55 The Big Bang Theory 11:30 Friends 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 13:05 Channel 4 Presents Joe Bestwick 2012 13:10 River Cottage Bites 13:15 Damn the Defiant! 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Come Dine with Me 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks

19:00 Channel 4 News 19:30 19:35 The Merits of Ferrets 20:00 Come Dine with Me: Costa del Sol Special 21:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 21:35 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night 22:25 Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live 23:25 The Big Bang Theory 23:55 The Big Bang Theory 00:25 The Album Chart Show Introduces 00:45 Abbey Road Debuts 01:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011

07:45 Noddy in Toyland 07:55 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:10 Milkshake! Monkey 08:12 The Milky and Shake Show 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:25 Roary the Racing Car 08:35 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:50 Olivia 09:00 Little Princess 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra with Gabby Logan 12:10 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Meerkat Manor 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Crime Scene

Investigation 15:15 Be My Baby 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Meerkat Manor 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 Garden ER 20:00 Emergency Bikers 21:00 Losing One of My Giant Legs: Extraordinary People 22:00 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 The Beat Goes On 00:00 Poker: The Big Game 00:55 SuperCasino 04:05 Meals in Moments 04:15 How Not to Decorate 04:55 County Secrets

07:10 The Mr Men Show 07:20 Milkshake! 07:25 Thomas & Friends 07:35 Noddy in Toyland 07:50 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:05 Peppa Pig 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:25 Roary the Racing Car 08:35 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:50 Olivia 09:00 Little Princess 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra with Gabby Logan 12:10 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Meerkat Manor 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Crime Scene

Investigation 15:15 The Family Recipe 15:20 I Dream of Murder 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Meerkat Manor 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 How Do They Do It? 20:00 Croc Man 21:00 New Cowboy Builders 22:00 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:00 SuperCasino 04:00 Meals in Moments 04:10 Cowboy Builders 04:55 County Secrets

07:20 Milkshake! 07:25 Thomas & 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 08:35 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:50 Olivia 09:00 Little Princess 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra with Gabby Logan 12:10 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Meerkat Manor 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Crime Scene

Investigation 15:15 My Son Is Innocent 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Meerkat Manor 18:25 OK! TV 18:00 5 News at 7 19:30 How Do They Do It? 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Celebrity Big Brother: Live Eviction 22:00 The Bachelor 23:05 Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:05 SuperCasino 04:05 Motorsport Mundial 04:30 Nick's Quest 04:55 The Family Recipe

19:00 Don't Tell the Bride 20:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 21:00 Good Will Hunting 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 American Dad! 00:05 American Dad! 00:25 American Dad! 00:50 American Dad! 01:15 Young, Dumb and

Living Off Mum 02:15 Cherry's Body Dilemmas 03:10 Don't Tell the Bride

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 The World's Strictest Parents 21:00 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 Wilfred

00:05 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 01:05 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 01:35 Three @ the Fringe 02:05 The World's Strictest Parents 03:00 Cherry's Cash Dilemmas

19:00 Fearne & Reggie @ Reading 20:00 Noah and the Whale & The Vaccines @ Reading 21:00 Wilfred 21:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 My Chemical Romance & Beady Eye @ Reading

00:30 Family Guy 00:50 Family Guy 01:15 Wilfred 01:35 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 02:05 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 03:05 World's Craziest Fools 03:35 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum


WEDNESDAY, August 24th 2011

TV Listings n 25

news Your outlook on the World



New Series:

Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live

House Hunt in France

Fri Aug 26th 22.25

SATURDAY August 27


New series. Documentary following British estate agents hoping to sell families a dream life in south-west France, in an area renowned for its vineyards and chateaux. Jerry Green arranges for a couple to view a converted watermill and a farmhouse in need of renovation, and Joanna Leggett takes her lottery-winning clients to collect the keys to their new home.

Tues Aug 30th 14:00

SUNDAY August 28


NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.



August 29th

August 30th

06:00 Breakfast 10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30 Football Focus 12:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 12:10 Formula 1: The Belgian Grand Prix Qualifying 14:15 Live Challenge Cup Rugby League 17:10 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 17:25 Epic Win 18:10 All New Celebrity Total Wipeout 19:10 Doctor Who 20:00 The National Lottery: Secret Fortune 20:50 Casualty

21:40 John Bishop's Britain 22:10 BBC News; Weather 22:30 Match of the Day 23:50 The Football League Show 01:10 BBC News 01:30 British Olympic Dreams 02:00 BBC News 02:30 HARDtalk 03:00 BBC News 03:30 Our World

06:00 Breakfast 07:40 Match of the Day 09:00 BBC News 10:00 Sunday Morning Live 11:00 Country Tracks 12:00 BBC News 12:05 Formula 1: The Belgian Grand Prix Live 15:30 My Family 16:00 Spice Britain 16:30 Escape to the Country 17:30 Songs of Praise 18:05 Deadly 60 on a Mission 18:35 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 19:00 Britain's Hidden Heritage 20:00 Countryfile

21:00 Ocean Giants 22:00 BBC News; Regional News and Weather 22:25 Match of the Day 2 23:45 Texas Rangers 01:10 Dragons' Den 02:10 Holby City 03:10 The Good Cook 03:40 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today

06:00 Breakfast 09:00 Heir Hunters 09:45 Homes Under the Hammer 10:45 Fake Britain 11:15 Cash in the Attic 11:45 Bargain Hunt 12:30 BBC News; Weather 12:45 Regional News and Weather 12:55 Total Wipeout 13:55 Streetdance 15:25 The Incredibles 17:15 Pointless 18:00 BBC News 18:20 Regional News Programmes 18:30 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

19:30 Bang Goes the Theory 20:00 EastEnders 20:30 A Question of Sport 21:00 New Tricks 22:00 BBC News 22:10 Regional News and Weather 22:15 The Field of Blood 23:15 The Celebrity Apprentice USA 23:55 Life or Something Like It 01:40 Raymond Blanc's Kitchen Secrets 02:10 A Farmer's Life for Me 03:10 Animal 24:7 03:55 Antiques Road Trip

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Heir Hunters 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 Fake Britain 11:30 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News; Weather 13:30 Regional News and Weather 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Escape to the Country 15:00 BBC News; Weather; Regional News 15:05 Sorry, I've Got No Head 15:35 Bear Behaving Badly 16:00 Gimme a Break 16:30 Horrible Histories

17:00 Newsround 17:15 Pointless 18:00 BBC News 18:30 Regional News 19:00 The One Show 19:30 EastEnders 20:00 Holby City 21:00 Harry's Arctic Heroes 22:00 BBC News 22:25 Regional News 22:35 Donor Mum: My Long Lost Children 23:30 Is Breast Best? Cherry Healey Investigates 00:30 Britain's Bravest Cops 01:15 Can't Take It with You 02:15 Wonderstuff 02:45 Saints and Scroungers 03:15 Antiques Road Trip

07:00 Deadly 60 07:30 Arthur 07:55 Hounded 08:25 Prank Patrol 08:55 Trade Your Way to the USA 09:20 Fee Fi Fo Yum 09:50 Mission: 2110 10:25 League of Super Evil 10:40 Wolverine and the XMen 11:00 OOglies 11:15 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 11:40 MOTD Kickabout 12:20 Ensign Pulver 14:00 The Victors 16:30 Final Score 17:30 International Rugby

Union 18:30 Dad's Army 19:00 The Normans 20:00 Adolf Hitler v Hans Litten: To Stop A Tyrant 21:00 BBC Proms 2011 22:40 The Rob Brydon Show 23:10 Confetti 00:45 Carry on England 02:15 Pages from Ceefax

06:00 Little Red Tractor 06:10 Dipdap 06:15 Pinky Dinky Doo 06:30 Garth and Bev 06:45 Octonauts 07:00 Deadly 60 07:30 Arthur 07:55 Junior MasterChef 08:25 Bear Behaving Badly 08:45 Hotel Trubble 09:15 Jinx 09:35 Wingin' It 10:05 Something for the Weekend 11:30 The Great British Bake Off 12:30 Flog It! 13:15 EastEnders 15:15 Equestrian

17:30 Formula 1: The Belgium Grand Prix 18:30 Live MotoGP 20:00 Dragons' Den 21:00 Page Eight 22:40 The Hours 00:25 MotoGP 01:55 Reporters 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report 02:45 Sport Today 03:00 Newsday 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:40 The Super League S

08:00 Paradise Cafe 08:25 LazyTown 08:50 Bob the Builder: Project Build It 09:00 The Koala Brothers 09:10 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:30 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:40 Kerwhizz 10:05 Gigglebiz 10:20 Zingzillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Ill Met By Moonlight 13:15 Diagnosis Murder 14:00 Animal Park 15:00 Weakest Link 15:45 The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 16:30 Flog It! Ten of the Best

17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Eggheads 19:00 Wonderstuff 19:30 Victorian Pharmacy 20:00 University Challenge 20:30 Antiques Master 21:00 Horizon 22:00 Shooting Stars 22:30 Ruth Jones Show 23:10 The Stepford Wives 00:35 Torchwood: Miracle Day 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report 02:45 Sport Today 03:00 Newsday

07:55 Newsround 08:00 Paradise Cafe 08:25 LazyTown 08:50 Bob the Builder: Project Build It 09:00 The Koala Brothers 09:10 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:30 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:40 Kerwhizz 10:05 Gigglebiz 10:20 Zingzillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 They Were Not Divided 13:15 Diagnosis Murder 14:00 Animal Park 15:00 Weakest Link 15:45 The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain

16:30 Flog It! Ten of the Best 17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Eggheads 19:00 Dragons' Den 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:00 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 India on Four Wheels 00:20 The Tudors 01:05 Newsday 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report 02:45 Sport Today

06:00 Mini CITV 07:25 CITV 08:25 Ten Mile Menu 09:25 Coronation Street 11:45 This Morning: Saturday 12:45 ITV News and Weather 12:55 Death on the Nile 15:35 Thunderball 18:00 London Tonight 18:15 ITV News and Weather 18:30 You've Been Framed! 19:00 All Star Family Fortunes 20:00 The X Factor 21:00 A Night with Will

Young 22:00 ITV News and Weather 22:15 The Bourne Supremacy 23:15 ITV News 23:30 The Bourne Supremacy 00:30 The Zone 02:30 In Plain Sight 03:20 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Mini CITV 07:25 CITV 08:25 May the Best House Win 09:25 Dickinson's Real Deal 10:25 60 Minute Makeover 11:30 This Morning: Sunday 12:30 Survival: Tales from the Wild 13:30 ITV News and Weather 13:40 The X Factor 14:40 Midsomer Murders 16:10 The Queen 18:10 Ladies of Letters 18:35 London Tonight 18:45 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Joanna Lumley's Nile 20:00 David Jason's Great

Escapes 21:00 Penn & Teller: Fool Us 22:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:15 The Fugitive 00:40 The Zone 02:00 Motorsport UK 03:00 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 07:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 Dinner Date 10:30 60 Minute Makeover 11:30 Murder, She Wrote: The Last Free Man 13:10 ITV News and Weather 13:25 London News and Weather 13:45 Midsomer Murders 15:45 Diamonds Are Forever 18:00 London Tonight 18:15 ITV News and Weather 18:30 You've Been Framed!

19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Coronation Street 20:00 Countrywise Kitchen 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Agatha Christie's Poirot 23:00 ITV News and Weather 23:15 Dreamcatcher 01:40 The Zone 03:40 Champions League Weekly 05:30 ITV Morning News

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel 13:30 ITV News and Weather 13:55 London News and Weather 14:00 House Hunt in France 15:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:59 London Weather 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 Cops with Cameras 21:00 Unforgiven 22:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather 22:30 London News and Weather 22:35 Stay Alive 00:10 The Zone 02:15 Crossing Jordan 03:05 ITV Nightscreen

06:25 The Treacle People 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Volkswagen Racing Cup 07:30 The Grid 07:55 The Morning Line 08:55 Channel 4 Presents Mandip Sehmi 2012 09:00 Hollyoaks Music Show 09:35 Smallville 10:30 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 15:10 Channel 4 Racing 15:55 Come Dine with Me 16:25 Come Dine with Me 16:55 Come Dine with Me 17:25 Come Dine with Me 17:55 Come Dine with Me

18:25 Channel 4 News 18:55 19:00 Athletics: IAAF World Championships 20:10 Great Migrations 21:15 Sex and the City 23:55 Jason Manford: Live 01:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011

06:00 Sali Mali 06:05 The Hoobs 06:30 Hollyoaks 09:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 13:10 Channel 4 Presents Joe Bestwick 2012 13:15 Undercover Boss 14:15 The Simpsons 14:45 The Simpsons 15:15 Runaway Bride 17:25 Deal or No Deal 18:25 Channel 4 News 18:55 19:00 Channel 4 Presents Hannah Cockroft 2012 19:05 Athletics: IAAF World Championships 20:00 Holiday Hijack

21:00 Rush Hour 3 22:45 Beverly Hills Cop II 00:45 Stand Up for the Week 01:30 World Trail Championships 02:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:00 According to Jim 08:25 According to Jim 08:55 Frasier 09:25 Frasier 09:55 Channel 4 Presents Jody Cundy 2012 10:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 14:10 Three in a Bed 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Coach Trip 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 The Simpsons

18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:15 19:20 Athletics: IAAF World Championships 20:00 Stephen Fry's 100 Greatest Gadgets 23:10 Alan Carr: Tooth Fairy Live 00:10 360 Sessions 00:40 Rockfeedback Presents: Primavera 01:05 4Play 01:20 My Name Is Earl 01:45 Laid Off 02:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011

06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 According to Jim 08:25 According to Jim 09:00 Frasier 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 11:50 Channel 4 News Summary 11:55 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 14:10 Three in a Bed 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Coach Trip 17:30 Come Dine with Me

18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:25 19:30 Athletics: IAAF World Championships 20:00 Inside Nature's Giants 21:00 Seven Dwarves 22:00 Shameless 23:05 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night 23:55 UK & Ireland Poker Tour 01:00 Live Athletics: IAAF World Championships 2011 03:00 Sailing 03:25 The Grid 03:50 I Was a Male War Bride

07:05 Roobarb and Custard Too 07:15 The Save-Ums! 07:30 Noddy in Toyland 07:40 Hana's Helpline 07:55 Little Princess 08:05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:25 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 08:40 Rupert Bear 08:55 Olivia 09:15 The Mr Men Show 09:30 The Milkshake! Show 10:00 Inside Hollywood 10:05 Mexican Food Made Simple 10:35 How Do They Do It? 11:00 The Gadget show

12:00 Celebrity Big Brother 13:05 Autumn in New York 15:05 Jane Doe: Til Death Do Us Part 16:45 The Sheepman 18:30 5 News Weekend 18:35 NCIS 19:30 Law & Order 20:20 CSI: NY 21:15 Celebrity Big Brother 22:15 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 23:15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 00:05 SuperCasino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:50 Meals in Moments

06:15 Fifi and the Flowertots 06:25 Fireman Sam 06:40 Harry and His Bucket Full of Dinosaurs 06:50 Elmo's World 07:05 Roobarb and Custard Too 07:15 The Save-Ums! 07:25 Noddy in Toyland 07:40 Hana's Helpline 08:00 Little Princess 08:15 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:30 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 08:45 Rupert Bear 09:00 Olivia 09:10 The Mr Men Show 09:25 Roary the Racing Car

09:40 Animal Families 10:00 Inside Hollywood 10:05 Emergency Bikers 11:00 Police Interceptors 12:00 Celebrity Big Brother 13:00 The Bachelor 14:00 The Bounty Hunter 15:35 Riders of Vengeance 17:10 News 17:15 Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 19:05 5 News Weekend 19:10 The Da Vinci Code 22:00 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 Extraordinary People 00:00 Police Interceptors 00:55 Super Casino 04:00 Meals in Moments 04:10 Great Artists

07:05 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 07:20 The Mr Men Show 07:30 Thomas and Friends 07:45 Noddy in Toyland 08:00 Fifi and the Flowertots 08:15 Peppa Pig 08:25 Peppa Pig 08:35 Roary the Racing Car 08:45 Bananas in Pyjamas 08:50 Olivia 08:55 Milkshake Monkey 09:00 The Little Princess 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 12:05 Celebrity Big Brother 13:05 Neighbours 13:35 Mutiny on the Bounty

17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Meerkat Manor 18:30 Cowboy Builders 19:20 Alone among Grizzlies with Richard Terry 21:00 Soho Blues 22:00 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:00 Grey's Anatomy 00:55 Super Casino 04:05 Meals in Moments 04:15 How Not to Decorate 04:55 County Secrets

07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 According to Jim 08:25 According to Jim 09:00 Frasier 09:30 Frasier 10:00 Live: Athletics 11:50 Channel 4 News 11:55 Live: Athletics 14:10 Three in a Bed 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Deal or No Deal 17:00 Coach Trip 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 The Simpsons 18:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:25

19:30 Athletics 20:00 Inside Nature's Giants 21:00 Seven Dwarves 22:00 Shameless 23:05 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night 23:55 Poker 01:00 Live: Athletics 03:00 Sailing: Americas Cup Uncovered 03:25 Mobil 1: The Grid 03:55 I Was a Male War Bride

19:00 Two Door Cinema Club & Madness @ Reading 20:00 Doctor Who Confidential 20:45 Pulp @ Reading 22:30 The Strokes & Jane's Addiction @ Reading 00:00 Family Guy 00:20 Family Guy 00:45 American Dad! 01:05 American Dad

01:25 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 02:25 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 02:55 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum 03:55 Doctor Who Confidential 04:40 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

19:00 Friendly Fires & Interpol @ Reading 20:00 Elbow @ Reading 21:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 22:00 Family Guy 22:20 Muse @ Reading 00:30 Family Guy 00:55 American Dad! 01:15 American Dad! 01:40 Wilfred

02:00 Formula 1: The Belgian Grand Prix Highlights 03:00 Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum

19:00 Great Movie Mistakes 19:10 Chicken Run 20:30 Underage and Pregnant 21:00 Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Three @ The Fringe 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:45 Good Will Hunting

01:45 Three @ The Fringe 02:15 Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums 03:15 Underage and Pregnant 03:45 The Real Hustle: Celebrity Scammers

19:00 Total Wipeout 20:00 Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums 21:00 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Wilfred 22:50 Family Guy 23:35 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 00:35 Lee Nelson's Well

Good Show 01:05 Wilfred 01:25 Jamelia: Shame About Single Mums 02:25 Three @ The Fringe 02:55 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 03:25 The Real Hustle: Celebrity Scammers 03:55 Total Wipeout 04:55 Three @ The Fringe

WEDNESDAY, August 24th 2011

26 n Magazine

Read your favourite news, plus a whole lot more in

Take a break TARGET PUZZLE

SUDOKU by Papocom Fill in the grid so that every row, every column and every 3 x 3 grid contains the digits 1 through 9. With no repeats, that means that no number is repeated in any row, column or box. Level:




See how many words of four or more letters you can make from the given nine letters. In making a word each letter may be used only once. The key letter must be used in each word.





1-3 Poor 4-9 Average 10-17 Good 18-19 Excellent

1-3 Poor 4-9 Average 10-17 Good 18-19 Excellent

The following are not allowed: - Words beginning with a capital letter - Words with a hyphen or apostrophe - Plural words ending in “s” The 9-letter word DISHONEST


1. Doctrine delineating the basis of a secure society. (3,3,5) 9. TV group event record of one dose freshly prepared. (7) 10. Blunder using a boathook with extreme energy. (5) 11. Saved by the skin of these enamel projections. (5) 12. Ocean adventurer being a specialist military man right? (7) 13. Make changes to former selfdestructive lifestyle. (6) 15. Free choice of an energy supplier. (6) 18. I am one to visit gallery for comic effect. (7) 20. Royal New Zealand Air Force is initially deployed. (5) 22. Frequent visitation of hot relative. (5) 23. Sorrowful dirge performed shortly by Donald’s gas emission. (3,4) 24. Irretrievably extinct as such a thing it’s said? (4,2,1,4)

2. Priest leaving easily damaged object in good condition. (5) 3. An unknown, additional member of a team, perhaps? (7) 4. A thousand in trade have troubled thought’s remembered. (6) 5. He might be out but is understood apparently? (5) 6. Iron resolve to provide one with a respectful Turkish title. (7) 7. Ambidextrous person having no political leaning. (4,2,5) 8. Rend safe bag for reform of proletariat tax increase charges. (4,3,4) 14. Unsuccessful economic policy over air fuel distribution. (7) 16. Showed off public inspection on the square, maybe? (7) 17. First she influenced robberies in America. (6) 19. Accomplished deed that cadet considered. (5) 21. Animal division of species conservatory identification log. (5)



1. Tame (11) 9. Hostility - hint at pay (anag) (9) 10. River joining the Severn at Chepstow (3) 11. Altercation (3-2) 13. Small axe (7) 14. Oared ship - ship's kitchen (6) 15. Push forcibly (6) 18. Put by (7) 20. Expand - big wig (5) 21. Sign of zodiac (3) 22. Wild fruit (4,5) 24. Dazzling (11)

2. Not within (3) 3. Travel through for purpose of discovery (7) 4. Irritable (6) 5. Underground chapel (5) 6. Fashionable urban dwelling (4,5) 7. Savoury of minced meat wrapped in pastry (7,4) 8. One abstaining from alcohol (11) 12. Optical instrument for viewing at a distance (9) 16. Woman's matrimonial partner (7) 17. Threat (6) 19. Summary of main points (5) 23. Play on words (3)




6 8







1. What is an early sacrificial move in chess, usually of a pawn, to gain advantage, which has entered language with similar wider meaning? 2. In 1901 the artists Wassily Kandinsky, Rolf Niczky, Waldemar Hecker, and Wilhelm Hüsgen founded the progressive Phalanx art group in which country?



17 18




3. Gambrius, legendary King of Flanders, is the unofficial patron and mythical inventor of which drink: Wine; Cider; Beer; or Cola?



4. Which strait, named after a famous Portuguese-Spanish explorer, separates Chile and Tierra del Fuego?








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7. Which vegetable, of the species Brassica Oleracea, has the varieties Nevada and Canberra?

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8. Southern Distilleries Ltd, the world's most southern distillery, produces Hokonui Moonshine, named after the mountains where the illicit version of the drink first appeared, in which country? SOLUTION FOR QUIZ

15. thrust 18. reserve 20. swell 21. leo 22. crab apple 24. resplendent

1. domesticate 9. antipathy 10. wye 11. setto 13. hatchet 14. galley

15. option 18. imitate 20. RNZAF 22. haunt 23. sad song 24.deadasadodo

1. law and order 9. episode 10. gaffe 11. teeth 12. mariner 13. reform


2. out 3. explore 4. tetchy 5. crypt 6. town house 7. sausage roll 8. teetotaller 2. agile 3. another 4. dreamt 5. Roger 6. effendi 7. left or right






5. 2 inches x 1.5 inches (52x37mm) are the dimensions of which paper size: A1; A6; A7; or A9? 6. Cinnabar, having the symbol HgS, and being highly toxic, is the common ore of which metal?












1. Gambit 2. Germany (Munich) 3. Beer 4. Strait of Magellan 5. A9 6. Mercury 7. Cauliflower 8. New Zealand


The 9-letter word DEPARTURE

‘General knowledge’ QUIZ


12. telescope 16. husband 17. menace 19. recap 23. pun 8. beer and fags 14. failure 16. paraded 17. heists 19. acted 21. zooid

WEDNESDAY, August 24th 2011

Opinion & Comment n 27

news Your outlook on the World


“THE NEWS”WANTS TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS Send letters to the editor as part of an e-mail text to

Lisa Emeny It is with regret that I have to advise you that due to a serious lack of funds we have been forced to withdraw €15,000 of the money placed on deposit following the sale of the cattery. Although it was never our intention to use any of this money for the day-to-day running of the shelter we have been left with no other option. Even though staff, vet and all other overheads have been cut to the bare minimum, there is simply not enough money coming in to enable us to cover our costs. The priority, as always, is for the

Max Caesius A few weeks ago, on the 25th of July, a stranger in a small van outside our gate, waved to me indicating he had something for me. I opened the gate and let him in and as he talked about safety for gas installations, I showed him a gas grill that I had just bought the week before. He led me to understand that I needed a five-year maintenance contract and insurance and I was foolish enough to sign the contract and pay him €60 in cash.He represented the company Red

President - P.A.D. animals in our care and although we have tried to keep numbers down – particularly of the dogs – it is very difficult to refuse to help when they land on our doorstep. We are currently caring for 48 dogs and approximately 180 cats. With our running costs at an average of €8,000 per month and our income severely reduced we face an impossible battle each month. As a committee we are doing the best we can but sadly, once again, we are forced to ask for additional help. In the past response to previous appeals has been fantastic

and hopefully this time will be no different.

By Ken Campbell

Quite simply – we need money and urgently. If you are able to help, with even just a few euros, the best way is to donate money straight into the P.A.D. bank account, details of which are as follows : Bankinter, account no. 0128 0796 13 0102677405 From outside Spain : BKBKESMM IBAN :ES570128 0796 13 0102677405 Thank you

Santa Rosa, Mijas Gas Butano S.L., Plaza Mateo Luzon 7, in Malaga. Normally I would always be sceptical of such a direct approach to a private house – as this is actually illegal – but my son had just called me from Fuengirola, informing me that he had bought a gas bottle for the grill, so I thought he might have arranged a maintenance contract, which of course he had not. It was just a co-incidence the conman turned up an hour later.


been cheated, I called the manager (Carlos) at the Red Gas Butano Company telling him that I wanted to cancel the contract as his man had illegally approached me. I asked him to cancel the contract and return my €60 and he promised to look into the matter. However, nothing has happened since then although I have contacted them several times, so I hereby want to warn other people from dealing with this company.

When I figured out that I had Editor says: The only reason I keep putting these letters in The News is that, obviously, some people haven’t already read them and these “Gas Companies” are still getting away with it. So, just for the record, never, ever let anyone into your home unless YOU have made a prior appointment with them and not the other way round.


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any constellations are rooted in old mythologies, for example, the prominent figure of Orion has varying connections in ancient Greece, China, and Babylonia among others. hile the constellations are usually named after people or animals in various myths, the names of the individual stars are more of a mixed bag. The majority are related to their constellation, e.g., the star Deneb literally means ‘tail’ as its location is in that part of Cygnus the Swan. Others describe the star itself, such as Sirius, which translates literally as ‘scorching’ – apt enough for the brightest star in the sky. The bright red-coloured star that forms the eye of Scorpio is called Antares which means Anti-Ares or the rival of Mars. Its vivid redness can often be mistaken for Mars. Then there are a handful that seem completely out of place: the constellation of Lepus the Hare includes a star named Nihal, which means ‘camels quenching their thirst’ – possibly a holdover from a previous and now extinct constellation. uite a few star names are Arabic, in which Al means ‘the’ and often appears in front, e.g., Algol, ‘The Ghoul’. Its inclusion has become somewhat arbitrary over time and several of these names are now given with or without the Al- prefix. Most other names in the western tradition have Greek or Latin origins, while a few are Chinese in origin. o avoid any confusion astronomers usually refer to stars using the Greek alphabet to rank stars that make up each constellation by their relative brightness so Betelgeuse the brightest star in Orion is Alpha Orionis; the next brightest star Rigel is Beta Orionis; Bellatrix is Gamma Orionis and so on down to the faintest star Thabit which has an official designation as Upsilon Orionis. ut regardless of origin, almost all star names are old, hundreds or even thousands of years old, and only about 165 of the brightest stars have names. But modern astronomers now study many stars that are too faint to see without a telescope, these are so numerous they are known only by catalogue numbers and coordinates. ew discoveries that require names rather than just numbers have to be voted upon by the International Astronomical Union






(IAU). For example just this month a brand new moon has been discovered orbiting around Pluto and now the hunt is on to name it. The IAU was founded in 1919 when a group of professional astronomers with at least a PhD qualification agreed to join together to stabilise what could otherwise have been a confusing mixture of names and standards. There are now over 10,000 members of the IAU from practically every country in the world. It was the IAU that created the official names and boundaries of the 88 constellations that we now recognise. They were also responsible for down grading Pluto from being a planet. They were not however responsible for naming all the planets as these had already been named before the formation of the IAU. It is not possible to apply to join the IAU; you have to be recommended as being a professional astronomer as well as having the necessary qualifications. Only one person has ever joined who is not a professional astronomer and that is Sir Patrick Moore. here are several companies that will sell you the naming of a star and while these might make a romantic gift to someone unfortunately the name exists only on the piece of paper you receive – it has no official recognition as such. I have even heard of craters on the Moon being sold and named but again none of these carry any official weight. The Apollo astronauts who have been to the far side of the Moon have been given the right to name craters after loved ones but as they are all on the far side then none of them are visible from Earth!



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Kubica’s recovery still on track The doctors of injured Renault driver Robert Kubica expect the Pole to be fit enough to drive in a Formula 1 simulator by the end of next month. Insiders close to Kubica, who suffered a partially severed hand and multiple fractures in a rally accident in February, have admitted his progress slowed dramatically over the summer months but the mood in his camp is more upbeat as he prepares for his eighth and final operation.

Smart ebike to go ahead The Smart ebike is going into series production. With this step smart, as a pioneer of local emission-free electric mobility, is expanding its e-product portfolio.

Kia will preview its future K9 flagship sedan in concept form at the upcoming Frankfurt show.The big Kia sedan, as yet unnamed, is said to share its rear-wheel-drive platform with the Hyundai Genesis. Powerful, dynamic and forward-looking, Kia’s new concept car signals the company’s distinctive new design direction. This rearwheel drive four-door sports sedan marries sleek and muscular proportions with a sophisticated and elegant four-seater cockpit. Visitors to the Kia stand in Hall 3.1, booth A21, will

also see the world premiere of the three-door version of the all-new Rio and a facelift version of the Kia Soul. The Frankfurt concept features four-door coupe like styling, much like that of the Audi A7. The Kia concept was designed under the direction of Kia design boss Peter Schreyer, who used to work at Audi. And he had this to say proudly about the project. “No matter from which perspective you look at it –

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“I believe the car is a strong statement from Kia: we are ready to fast forward to an all new chapter.” Media reports in Korea say the production K9 sedan is expected to go on sale in the home market next spring.

Beaulieu’s famous Autojumble Beaulieu’s most famous motoring event, the International Autojumble, takes place on the 10th and 11th September in the grounds of the National Motor Museum, and is the biggest outdoor sale of motoring items this side of the Atlantic. The event that started as a one-day show with 75 stands in 1967 is now in its 45th year and boasts over 2,000 stands. Beaulieu’s Events Manager, Judith Maddox said: “This popular event is going from strength to strength with demand for stand space increasing year on year. Advance ticket sales are also well up on last year.” With stands, groaning with all kinds of vintage and classic motoring ephemera – motoring parts, accessories, automobilia, literature, tools and clothing, there is

something for everyone and lots of bargains to be had.This iconic event enjoys the reputation that; “if you can’t find it at Beaulieu, it doesn’t’ exist!” The traditionally cosmopolitan flavour of the International Autojumble will be much in evidence again this year with both exhibitors and visitors coming from all continents of the world. In the Automart there will be up to 200 cars on offer, from restoration projects to cars in concours condition while the DealerMart will have a selection of classic cars for sale. On Saturday, Bonhams will be holding an auction of collectors’ motor cars and automobilia. Among the star lots going under the hammer is a superb 1904 Cadillac Model B, which has previously been a winner of several concours awards in

the USA, and is estimated to sell for £60,000-£80,000. A very early 1910 Ford Model T Tourer (est. £25,000 – £30,000) a 1925 Bentley 3litre shooting brake with an estimate of £80,000£100,000, and a 1904 Cadillac Model A delivery van (est. £60,000 – £80,000) are also on offer in the sale. On Sunday, the popular Trunk Traders will offer amateur autojumblers the opportunity to sell their surplus motoring bits from the back of their cars. The Autojumble is open from 10am on Saturday and 9.30am on Sunday. Ticket prices are one-day adult, £14.00 (Sat), £12.30 (Sun), child £8.00 (Sat), £7.70 (Sun), even less for a two -day ticket and booked in advance. For advance tickets telephone 01590 612888 or visit

Power-assisted mobility on two wheels is in. According to the association of the two-wheeler industry (ZIV) sales figures in Germany alone rose from 70,000 in 2007 to 200,000 in 2010. In 2018 the ZIV predicts that e-bikes will make up 15 percent of all bicycle sales in Germany. The strengths of the ebike include its agile performance: the rider of the Smart ebike decides how much power he wants the 250 watt electric motor to deliver to support his muscle power by pressing a button on the handlebar. There is a choice of four power levels with the fourth and highest level providing maximum

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fun cycling. For example, MT4 disc brakes from Magura are fitted at the front and rear. The fully-integrated brakes interrupt the power supply to the motor during braking, stop its propulsion power and reverse the polarity so that it becomes a generator for recuperation of braking energy. The Smart ebike also features state-of-the-art infotainment: a USB interface is a standard feature and enables various mobile end devices to be connected with the help of a versatile cradle. There are even plans to develop a special app for the iPhone which would allow Smart ebike riders to use their iPhone as an information centre, for example to call up information on the charging status and range.


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A near-series version of the Smart ebike will be on display at the “Eurobike” show in Friedrichshafen (31st August – 3rd September 2011) and at the Frankfurt Motor Show (13th – 25th September 2011). The Smart ebike is being developed and built in cooperation with the renowned e-bike manufacturer GRACE, based near Berlin. The ebike will be launched in the first half of 2012 and will initially be marketed by dealers in Europe (including the UK) and North America.

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Charles turns up the heat at Torrequebrada Golf ! C.O.G.S Society Day, August 20th After the disappointing cancellation of our originally scheduled day at Rio Real last week, almost two dozen of us headed for the coast and what was, for many, the unchartered waters of Torrequebrada Golf, Benalmadena. On a day when the sun shone brightly and the humidity hit hard we teed off on a course that was in superb condition with surely the best fairways on the coast. The greens were a little slower than we are used to, but were so receptive it became clear that target golf was the best way forward, indeed woe betide any one missing the fairway as the ball could very easily sit down in the rough never to be seen again – a fate which many of us were dealt! As it was the first visit for many of us, the scoring on the day was very mixed,

Team score 2 from 4 counting – Total 81 Pts on countback Ian Thorne / Brian Millwood / John Bamber & Mark Willman (guest). Terry’s ‘baa 3’ competition was inevitably won by Charles with 10pts, followed closely by Terry himself with 9pts, and Sav third with 8pts. ranging from a meagre 13 pts (G.H) to a massive 41, the highest of this season by our table-topping Charles Randall (hope the five-point handicap cut doesn’t hurt too much!), but congratulations on what must have been a great round. Many thanks are owed to Ian and Russ for arranging the day at such short notice. After a very trying week, we enjoyed what we all considered to be the best course our society has played on in the last five

years. Surely now we must return on an annual basis, cost permitting. The results for the day were as follows : 1st Place, off H/Ca 23, Charles Randall with 41 Pts 2nd Place, off H/Cap 19, Andy Macfarlane with 33 Pts 3rd Place, off H/Cap 4 , Ian Thorne with 31 Pts Nearest the Pin, hole 9, Angus Mcllelland (guest) Nearest the Pin in 2, hole 4, Charles Randall Longest Drive ( by miles ) hole12, Steve Burnett (guest)

As usual thanks to Mike, Andrea and staff at the Bistro, Sierra Gorda for the welcome food and drink on arrival and back from yet another successful days golf on the Costa del Sol. Our next day is planned for September 17th at Cabopino Golf with a first tee of 12 noon, let’s hope it’s a little cooler by then. See you all soon. Andy Macfarlane

Murray wins as Djokovic quits Andy Murray won a seventh Masters title as world number one Novak Djokovic retired from the Cincinnati final with a shoulder injury at 6-4 3-0 down. It was only the second loss of the year for the Wimbledon and Australian Open champion, who has won 57 times in 2011. He received treatment between sets, but conceded defeat to hand Murray the title after netting a limp smash. It was an underwhelming end to a match that had promised to be a more thorough test of Murray's US Open

credentials. The Scot progressed to his first Grand Slam final at Flushing Meadows in 2008, straight after winning his first Masters title against Djokovic in Cincinnati the previous month. Hopes of a similar run for the British number one this year will have been raised by the fates of the three men above him in the world rankings in Ohio. Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal both lost in the quarter-finals while Djokovic, who looked short of energy throughout the final, seems to be feeling the effects of his outstanding season.

Team Sky bounce back La Liga players strike after talks to win Stage Two Chris Sutton took a resounding victory on the second stage of the Vuelta a España after timing his sprint perfectly into Playas de Orihuela. Sutton moved into position on a tough ramp up to the line before following in the wheel tracks of Vicente Reynes (Omega PharmaLotto) as the duo powered away from the chasing pack. The Australian played it cool with the finish bearing down to pull out from behind the Spaniard to take the biggest win of his career by a clear bike-length – and with it the points’ jersey. With the favourites for the sprint all scrabbling for the final podium spot, a resourceful Sutton made the win look easy as he notched up the team’s second WorldTour success of the day following Edvald Boasson Hagen's victory in Germany an hour earlier. Reynes held on for second place while Marcel Kittel (Skil-Shimano) rounded out the podium places from the bunch after a technical final two kilometres. Sixth place at the finish was enough to ensure that

Daniele Bennati moved past his Leopard Trek team-mate Jakob Fuglsang on count-back to claim the red leader’s jersey.

Touching tribute Afterwards Sutton dedicated his win to Txema González, the Team Sky carer who tragically passed away at the Vuelta 12 months ago. Sutton told us: "The one person I and the whole team really want to dedicate this win to is Txema. He's gone but he's not forgotten.

"He loved this race and I really wish he was here with us. He'll forever be in our thoughts and I'm sure he'll be watching over us." Looking back at the finish of the stage, Sutton was full of praise for his team-mates who had put him in position to win. He said: “For me it’s a dream come true to win a stage at a Grand Tour. So to win today and to deliver it for all of Team Sky is a dream come true – I can’t believe it.” Report and photo courtesy of

break down Players in Spain's top two divisions carried through their threat to strike on the first day of the season after Friday's negotiations with clubs on wage guarantees collapsed. The Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) is demanding players be allowed to break their contracts if they are not paid for three consecutive months. "Our positions are very far apart," said Professional Football League chairman Jose Luis Astiazara. "We are concentrating now on being able to save the second day."

An empty Camp Nou

After perceived broken promises by the clubs following the initial threat of strike action in April 2010, the players are in no mood to be charitable this time around. After the deadlock following four

hours of talks on Friday, there wasn’t any progress when the AFE and LFP met again on Saturday. Most Spanish pundits are pessimistic and, at this stage, it looks like a distinct possibility that there will be a further strike next weekend. The Spanish league had been scheduled to start last weekend but around 200 players in the top two divisions have not been fully paid by cash-strapped clubs, some of which are in bankruptcy protection. Players are said to be owed up to €50m in unpaid salaries. Both parties continued talks on Monday and Tuesday with next weekend's second round of games still under threat. Clubs involved in European competitions will continue playing – with Villarreal facing a Champions League qualifying game next week and Athletic Bilbao, Sevilla and Atletico Madrid all playing Europa League matches.

Oliver Fisher wins Czech Open Oliver Fisher carded a final round of 69 to win the Czech Open and capture his first European Tour title. The 22-year-old Englishman finished on 13 under, two shots ahead of Sweden's Mikael Lundberg, to improve on his previous best of two runner-up spots. "It feels fantastic," he said. "I can't really explain what it means." Starting the round level with Scotland's Steven O'Hara, Fisher birdied six holes, but also carded three bogeys coming home. The feat was all the more impressive considering Fisher came into the week 224th on The Race to Dubai and having missed 20 of his first 21 cuts this season.

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Tiger Woods warned of cup snub Tiger Woods has been told he won’t be part of the USA team for the President’s Cup unless he adds more tournaments to his schedule. Captain Fred Couples wants to name Tiger Woods as a wildcard for the clash with the Rest of the World in Melbourne in November. But Couples warned: “He can’t just show up the week before in Australia and expect to be picked. I need him to play more.”

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Graeme Swann with figures of 6-106, bowled England to another outstanding victory over India to complete a 4-0 series whitewash over the former No 1 Test team.


Tendulkar and Amit Mishra looked to be batting India towards safety as they frustrated England with a partnership of 144 at The Oval. But Mishra was bowled by Swann for 84 and Tendulkar, who had ridden his luck to reach 91, was out to a marginal lbw decision in the following over. India's remaining batsmen were removed in quick succession as England again stormed to victory by an innings and eight runs – their seventh innings triumph in 13 Tests – midway through the afternoon session on the final day. When the partnership of Mishra/Tendulkar was finally broken, England were ruthless, claiming India's last seven wickets for 21 runs in 94 balls, with Swann at last making his mark on the series with a

spell of four wickets for seven runs. It was England's first whitewash over India since 1974 and completed a memorable series in which Andrew Strauss's men overtook the visitors as the top-ranked Test side in the world. "We had to work pretty hard for that," England



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captain Andrew Strauss told BBC Radio's Test Match Special. "When you enforce the follow-on, you're always asking a lot of the bowlers especially on a flat wicket. They stuck at it. To bowl India out for 300 and 283 on that wicket is quite a performance." After India resumed their second innings on 129-3 – still 162 runs adrift of England – Tendulkar got his score ticking over with a four off the second ball of the day and reached his

61st Test fifty off 74 balls. Night watchman Mishra, who had impressed with his batting ability knocking a cool 43 in the first innings, started to find the boundary with regularity, taking the partnership past fifty with a flick to the midwicket fence. With Tendulkar edging closer to his hundred, the air of expectancy grew around The Oval, as a huge Indian contingent cheered his every run.

John Mikel Obi's kidnapped father Michael is found The kidnapped father of Chelsea and Nigeria footballer John Mikel Obi has been freed by police. Officers raided a neighbourhood in the Nigerian city Kano on Monday where they found Michael Obi and arrested five suspects. Obi was kidnapped on 12th August as he travelled home from work in

the city of Jos, around 200 miles away from Kano. He told reporters: "I started begging them but they beat me mercilessly. They kept me in a terrible place." The BBC's Yusuf Ibrahim Yakasai said Obi's face showed signs of the beatings that he says he endured

during his ordeal. Mikel's management company Sport Entertainment & Media Group (SEM) said in a statement: "Earlier today (Monday)Michael Obi called his family to advise them that he had been released.”

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Socrates, the captain of the Brazil team at the 1982 World Cup finals, is in intensive care in a Sao Paulo hospital. The 57year-old was admitted to the Albert Einstein Hospital on Friday with gastrointestinal bleeding. According to the hospital, the haemorrhage was caused by high blood pressure in the vein carrying blood from the digestive system to the liver. In 2004, aged 50, Socrates appeared as a sub for Garforth Town in the Northern Counties League after a one-off deal to become player-coach.

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Ricky Flutey left out England have left out centre Riki Flutey and included his uncapped Wasps team-mate, scrumhalf Joe Simpson, in their 30-man World Cup squad. Flutey's omission was the biggest surprise in a party that includes only two specialist fly-halves in Toby Flood and Jonny Wilkinson. The loss of Danny Care last week persuaded manager Martin Johnson to take three scrum-halves, with Simpson joining Ben Youngs and Richard Wigglesworth. Flutey lost out to Shontayne Hape, Mike Tindall, Manu Tuilagi and Matt Banahan among the centre options. Lewis Moody will captain the squad.

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But the pressure seemed to weigh heavily on the 38year-old's shoulders as he offered England a string of chances. Mishra had equalled his highest firstclass score with his 10th boundary when he finally succumbed in the 41st over of the day, bowled by a quicker ball from Swann that zipped past his outside edge. Tendulkar's demise arrived in the following over when he played across a Bresnan delivery and was given out by Rod Tucker, with replays suggesting the ball would have clipped the top of leg stump. With the "Little Master" back in the pavilion, India seemed to lose their stomach for the fight as England's bowlers ruthlessly finished off the match. After the match, England were presented with the ICC Test Mace to mark their status as the world's number one side.


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The German canoeing team were left 'appalled' after organisers at the Canoe Sprint World Championships in Hungary played the banned 'Nazi anthem' at a medal ceremony. "I am appalled. We cannot accept it," German national coach Rainer Kiessler said in a television interview. Kiessler added that Hungarian organisers had refused to let him verify the anthem before playing it due to a "technical problem."

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