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Anniversary of 9/11 marked President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg will join former President George W. Bush, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, former New York Governor George Pataki, Current New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, among many others, at a ceremony at the World Trade Center site to mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Victims' families will have the chance to view the names of loved ones etched into the memorial. Speaking on his weekly radio show on Friday on WOR-AM, Mayor Bloomberg said the lawmakers will read short poems or quotes. He said: "This cannot be political, so that's why there's a poem or a quote or

something that each of the readers will read. No speeches whatsoever. That's not an appropriate thing."

for the names of their loved ones, which appear etched into the railings at two huge waterfalls built in the footprint of the ill-fated World Trade Center. The falls descend from street level down into a void.

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At last the weather seems to be calming down and I’ve always thought that May and June, and September and October are the best months of all to be here in Spain. Maybe it’s because I’m a northern European that, although I never did like the grey, drizzly gloominess and lack of colours in the uK, I just wish that it wouldn’t get quite as hot as it does in the summer here. I have been working in a virtual cave for the last three months as, although our big office has airconditioning, the three smaller ones don’t and, guess what, all the men on the team work in the one that has the airconditioning whereas the women have to have the persianas down because that’s the side that gets the sun all day - and, yes, it is quite mad that the side that doesn’t get the sun has the Ac - we have the lights on and the fans going mental! Still, the last two days I’ve been able to get some air in the place and it’s been really quite pleasant. At home, the pool is getting quite cool too and, as I’m not one that relishes getting cold and wet, I think that over the next couple of days my daily swims will come to an end. It’s a shame because that , coupled with the diet (I’ll tell you more about that in a couple of weeks time), it seems to have been keeping me a bit fitter and more toned and it’s sooooo worth it when someone says: “Have you lost weight?” and I can get into some of my clothes that haven’t met in the middle for around five years! I suppose I will just have to start parking the car well out of town and walking the last kilometre or so into work once it properly cools down and before the rains start again. I shall be going home in a minute (it’s 8pm and we’ve just put the paper you’re reading to bed) and I’m hoping that the river that’s running down our camino (see the letter on page 27) has stopped as the road will be like a pudding again soon!

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Anniversary of 9/11 marked The names of the nearly 3,000 victims – including those who died at the Pentagon and on board United Flight 93 that went down in Shanksville, Pennsylvania – will be read aloud for the first time. The general public will

be allowed into the space, still a major construction site, the day after the ceremony but only with tickets. Bloomberg said limiting the number of people is a safety precaution as the work continues on 1 World Trade Center, the PATH

station and museum. He said there have been a couple of hundred thousand reservations, and a few days are already booked solid. He estimated that a million people annually will visit the site. The museum is still

under construction and is scheduled to open next year. Artefacts from the terrorist attacks are slowly being accumulated for the space, including a steel Tbeam shaped like a cross that was discovered by a construction worker in the smouldering rubble.

Bloomberg said other religious relics would be in the museum – a star of David cut from World Trade Center steel, a Bible found during the recovery effort and a Jewish prayer shawl. (See page 12 for the toxic aftermath of the attacks.)

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The Socialist candidate in the November 20th general election, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, proposed a new rule on Tuesday to prevent party members from concurrently holding elected offices at both the local and national levels.

The Guardia Civil have broken up the biggest gang of British drug traffickers who went to Ibiza specifically for the summer season every year to supply the huge demand for drugs.

He told the party's executive committee that Socialists who are already serving in office – as mayor, for example – will not be able to run on the party slates for MPs and members of the Upper

House and expect to hold both offices. The Popular Party's Maria Dolores de Cospedal has roused Socialist ire for drawing three salaries, as the premier of the Castilla-

La Mancha since May 22nd, as a member of the Upper House and as PP secretary general, which add up to more than €200,000 a year. On Monday, Rubalcaba confirmed that he will raise

taxes in the banking sector and resurrect the wealth tax that Zapatero abolished in 2008 in the hope of collecting around €2.5 billion that would be used to create jobs, especially for young people.

Judge lets ex-PP treasurer off hook Madrid High Court Judge Antonio Pedreira has dropped the investigation against former Partido Popular (PP) treasurer Luis Bárcenas, accused of money laundering and tax evasion in the huge socalled Gürtel kickbacks-for-contracts case. Anti-corruption prosecutors said on Friday

that they will appeal the ruling. Judge Pedreira ruled that Bárcenas actually tried to stop the PP from continuing to do business with alleged Gürtel ringleader Francisco Correa. Sr Pedreira wrote in his ruling that relations between Correa and Bárcenas “were bad", saying “Bárcenas warned about

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They said most of the 3,600 ecstasy pills seized in the operation were branded as Pink Rock Star, similar to those believed to have caused the death of a British woman and the poisoning of eight other people on Ibiza in July. In raids on eight properties, they arrested 13 people, including 10 from the UK and two from the Republic of Ireland, and seized 69,000 in cash and a stash of cocaine and ecstasy crystals. The UK's Serious Organised Crime Agency (Soca) was also involved in the investigation.

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least 10 days and his full recovery will take seven to ten weeks. The king will continue to work in his office at the Zarzuela Palace but his public duties will be

undertaken by Crown Prince Felipe. Doctors said the damage was caused by the King having to rely too heavily on his left leg after he underwent an operation on his right knee in June.

Jobless figures up The number of unemployed rose by 51,185 in August, bringing to an end a four-month-long drop. The number of people on the dole now stands at 4,130,927 but when the number of unemployed people not receiving financial help from the state is taken into account it rises to 4.8 million. The services sector registered the highest number of jobs lost, followed by construction and industry. The biggest rises were registered in Catalonia, Murcia and Extremadura

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Police denounce government The Federal Police Union (UFP) presented a resolution to the Eurocop Executive Committee in Brussels last week denouncing what policemen have been suffering since May 15th “because of the inaction of the government and police

chiefs” and the marked difference between the way the M-15 youth movement and other protest groups are treated. A spokesman said the UFP had decided to appeal to the European Union because the Spanish

government “clearly leans towards the so-called indignant ones rather than its own police forces”. The spokesman said the police were not to blame for anything “except working interminable shifts, putting up with all

kinds of abuse from the protesters, giving security both to those who want to exercise their right to freely walk the streets and those who impede them day after day, clearly breaking the law.”, adding “We are fed up”.

Drunk pedestrians beware Driving while drunk is obviously dangerous but so is walking while drunk, according to a report prepared for the 4th International Congress on the Prevention of Risky Highway Behaviours (Precovir), to be held in Valencia in November. The

National Institute of Toxicology analysed data on more than 1,100 people who had died in road accidents and found that 55 per cent of the pedestrians who were killed had been committing some kind of infraction at the time. Just over 24 per cent had been

Mayoress caught having public sex A photo came to light recently showing a woman apparently having sex on top of one of the towers of the Royal Palace in Olite, Navarre province.

drunk, another 9 per cent registered positive for “drugs of abuse” such as cocaine, marijuana or heroine, and 13 per cent had taken mind-altering drugs. More than half of those who died drunk or drugged were aged between 21 and 40.

The report said the number of deaths due to alcohol had dropped while deaths due to drugs had tripled. Just under a third were women and out of the total number studied two thirds had died at weekends.

The incident happened about four years ago and after the tourist – who took the photo from another tower – posted it on the internet, the woman turned out to be Ilse Uyttesprot, mayor of Aalst in Belgium and a member of the European Partido

Popular group. The Kings of Navarre held court at the Palace until 1512, when the region merged with Castille. It was considered one of the most luxurious medieval palaces in Europe. It obviously bewitched the mayor who said on Twitter that it had been a private moment with her partner and was “politically irrelevant”.


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The 88-year-old former premier of the Galicia regional government rose to prominence in 1962 when he became Franco’s tourism minister. He invented the catch phrase “Spain is different” to attract foreign tourists. During his seven years as minister, he relaxed the censorship laws which allowed slightly more explicit sex scenes in films, popularly summarised in the expression Con Fraga hasta la braga (With Fraga

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PP founder and last surviving minister from the Franco years, Manuel Fraga, has decided not to run in the November 20th election. He had a hip operation a few months ago and has not occupied his seat in the Upper House since then.

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you can even see the panties). On March 8th, 1966, he went swimming with then American ambassador Angier Biddle Duke at Palomares to prove that the area had not been contaminated by nuclear warheads which had fallen into the sea and on land when two American planes crashed in mid-air just off the coast. He was Spain’s ambassador to St James’s Court when Franco died in 1975 and he was active in the Transition, being one of the authors of the 1978 Constitution. Franco and his hardliners never trusted Fraga completely – they

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Interior Minister Antonio Camacho has said the figures for the July/August Summer Traffic Operation – 321, down 41 from 362 last year – were "the best figure in a decade, probably the best in history, " adding that "321 fatalities is a lot, too many”. This year’s figures were similar to those of the 1970s, when there were 2.1 million drivers in Spain compared to 26 million today. Just over half died in cars, 17 per cent were on motorbikes and nine per cent were pedestrians. MADRID

Twitter asked not to promote anorexia The Health Ministry asked the social network Twitter last week to delete profiles of users who explicitly encourage eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia. The ministry posted the request on its own Twitter page: @sanidadgob. The ministry, together with the Guardia Civil’s Telemetric Crime Unit of the Civil Guard, has created a network for the efficient detection of profiles that promote eating disorders. Once identified, the Guardia Civil will ask Twitter to block or delete the accounts. GALICIA

Town holds 3rd Celtic wedding fest It was a mass wedding with a difference. The Celts felt forever was too long so couples married for one year only, at the end of which they renewed their vows or separated. Last week, 25 couples gathered on the beach at Cedeira to be married by the self-proclaimed druid "Dos Ártabros," (aka Manuel Aneiro), after walking round the town dressed in their Celtic finery. Only eight couples were married at the first Celtic wedding in 2009, while 15 made it last year.


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wanted terrorists, but an unnamed western intelligence official told the AFP news agency: "If it's confirmed, it's a good catch." The two other men arrested were named as Abdul Ghaffar al-Shami and Messara al-Shami. The White House praised the

UN warns of 750,000 deaths The UN warned on Monday that as many as 750,000 people could die as Somalia's drought worsens in the coming months, as it declared a famine in a new area. Bay becomes the sixth area to be officially declared a famine zone – mostly in parts of southern Somalia controlled by the Islamist al-Shabab. A senior UN technical adviser said the situation in the Bay region was worse than anything previously

recorded, adding that some 12 million people across the region need food aid. He said tens of thousands of people have already died as a result of East Africa's worst drought for 60 years. Neighbouring Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda have also been affected by the severe lack of rain but 20 years of fighting and the lack of a national government mean that Somalia is by far the worst affected country.

capture – reportedly the result of co-operation between US and Pakistani intelligence. Relations between Pakistan and the US have been deteriorating ever since the killing of Osama Bin Laden by US special forces in the Pakistani town of

Flights were cancelled, trains and buses stopped and most government offices were closed. Italy's largest union federation, the left-wing CGIL, which called the strike is demanding stronger action against tax dodgers and continuing job protection.

Abbottabad in early May. The increasing US drone attacks on militants inside Pakistan along the Afghan border is also a continuing source of antagonism. In early July the US announced plans to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars worth of military aid to Pakistan.

Smaller, more moderate union federations rejected the strike, saying there was no point in striking against employers when everybody's jobs are at risk. Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right coalition is being forced into cutting government spending and raising some taxes by Italy's eurozone partners. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has compared Italy's economic plight to that of Greece.

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The town of Filettino, 100km east of Rome, has declared its independence as a protest against austerity measures. It has only 550 inhabitants and under the new measures it will be forced to merge with neighbouring Trevi. Mayor Luca Sellari, who stands to lose his job under the new rules, has created his own currency, called the Fiorito. Banknotes with his head on the back are already being used in local shops and are being snapped up as souvenirs by an influx of tourists.

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Texas fires at 'crucial stage' As firefighters in drought-stricken Texas struggled to contain the 16-mile-wide Bastrop wildfire that has destroyed almost 500 homes, officials on Monday said it had "grown considerably" and was burning on 25,000 acres. The fire is the largest of dozens of wildfires burning throughout the state, including more than 60 that started on Sunday. An estimated 5,000 people have been forced to leave their homes because of the Bastrop fire, which is about 30 miles south-east of Austin and moving away from the state capital. Powerful winds from Tropical Storm Lee,

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stay in their homes if they had lost power: "I understand that losing your home or lifetime possessions is incredibly difficult, but do not put your life in jeopardy." A blaze in east Texas killed a 20-yearold woman and her baby daughter on Sunday before it was extinguished. Texas has been suffering its worst drought since the 1950s.

Robert Mugabe 'has cancer' Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has prostate cancer which has spread to other organs, according to a leaked US diplomatic cable published by Wikileaks, which cites central bank governor Gideon Gono as saying Mr Mugabe's doctors had told him to

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UK News Brown’s temper Cameras to be exposed A new book of Alistair Darling’s memoirs is to be published today by Atlantic Books. The book, entitled “Back From The Brink: 1000 Days At No 11” is said to contain detailed stories of Gordon Brown’s allegedly nasty temper and singles out former business minister Shriti Vadera, in collusion with the then shadow chancellor Ed Balls, as running “what amounted to a parallel treasury within the government”. Former chancellor Darling details the arguments that went on behind the scenes at Number 10 and 11 Downing Street up to the crash from office of the Labour party. According to a blog by Labour Uncut, the book also details the time in 2009 when Brown tried to sack his chancellor and tells the true story of Brown’s famously volcanic temper towards the end of his days as the UK’s prime minister.

Following news from the blog, Saveeda Warsi said that the book would prove that infighting within the labour party was the direct cause of their being kicked out of Number 10 and they had put infighting ahead of the nation’s interests. She said: “Alistair Darling’s memoirs should give Ed Miliband some concerns about Ed Balls’ suitability to be shadow chancellor. Ed Balls recently claimed that he “did his politics on the record” but has already been shown to have been at the heart of the plot to oust Tony Blair. Now Alistair Darling accuses him of running a shadow treasury operation within his own government. “No wonder Labour left the nation’s finances in such a mess when they put party political plotting above the national interest.” A Sunday newspaper has done a deal to serialise the book.

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Alleged killer arrested Graeme Jarman, 47, has been arrested in Filey, North Yorkshire after a librarian recognised him from CCtV shown on tV. he had been on the run after allegedly attacking 77-year-old pensioner, Judith richardson, and killing her with a hammer. her handbag, inside which police found her name and address, was found dumped in a bin in hexham and police constables going to her home to return it assumed that they were looking at a case of theft when theycame upon her battered body on August 19th. A hammer in a plastic bag later found nearby was confirmed as the murder weapon. the public had been told that the educated, well-spoken Jarman could convince people that he wasn’t the man in the footage and that he was likely to be found in a library or similar place. After the call from the librarian, Jarman was arrested at 3pm on saturday and charged with her murder. he is to appear in front of Newcastle Magistrates Court later today, wednesday. Cheshire

Jailed nurse released Nurse rebecca Leighton, 27, was released from styal Prison, Cheshire without charge in connection with the deaths of several patients poisoned with contaminated saline drips at stepping hill hospital. several cases had been referred to police by stockport Coroner John Pollard but it has been found that some 500 people could have had access to the saline bags. Ms Leighton, who is now staying with her parents was remanded in styal for 45 days and said: “it was so frustrating for me knowing that the person who actually carried out these terrible acts is still out there.” her barrister had described the case against her as “weak” and that there was no case to answer. CPs Prosecutor Nazur Afzal said: “On the evidence currently available there is not a case in law that could proceed.”

New candidate for Mayor The Liberal Democrats have named former Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Brian Paddick as their candidate in the running for next year’s mayor of London. Paddick, 49, secured the candidacy after winning a ballot of the party’s London members. He was the first high-ranking openly gay police officer before he resigned. He caused a great deal of controversy when he was still in his post by ordering police in Brixton not to arrest people being found in possession of cannabis years before the drug had been officially downgraded from class C to B. He said that cleaner air, less crime and less Londoners living in poverty were “crucial” to London adding that “for too long Londoners have been denied a serious debate on the future of their city”. He will come up against current mayor of London, Conservative Boris Johnson and Labour’s former mayor Ken Livingstone.


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Local News Arrested for defacing Alhambra A member of Jordan's armed forces was detained in early August after being caught writing his name on a wall of the Carlos V palace in the Alhambra. This is considered a crime against a historical heritage site and carries a jail sentence of one to three years and a fine. The officer had come to Spain as part of a military delegation sent to purchase a plane. He decided to take advantage of his stay in Seville to go to Granada and

visit the Alhambra. By carving his name, he was following a tradition that goes back centuries. When Washington Irving, the author of Tales of the Alhambra, first visited the Moorish palace in the late 1820s he was horrified by the graffiti defacing the walls. He suggested introducing a visitors' book which largely

eliminated such defacement from that day to this. The Alhambra's governing body is inclined to be lenient with the Jordanian, because the damage was easily repaired but the Junta de Andalucia wants to make an example of him, as a warning to future visitors.

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Call for more efficient campaigns Torremolinos mayor Pedro Fernandez Montes has urged the Junta de Andalucia and the government to develop “more efficient” campaigns to attract tourists to the Costa del Sol. He was speaking at the town's 23rd Tourist Day, which is held on the first Thursday in September to honour those who provide the services and the tourists who return to Torremolinos year after year. He said Andalucia depended on media impact and photographs to

attract tourists whereas other destinations like the Balearic Islands and the Canary Islands deployed very professional campaigns on the tourists' home grounds, mainly Britain and Germany. He also called on hotels to restructure their rates. He said they were currently working at subsistence level to avoid frightening away tourists but this meant they did not earn enough money to invest in infrastructure with the resulting loss of quality.

Plastic bags fast disappearing The Junta de Andalucia's environment chief, José Juan Diaz Trillo, said the war declared on single-use plastic bags was proceeding satisfactorily and that the the objective of eliminating 90 per cent of them by 2016 was perfectly feasible. A tax of five cents on each bag bought by supermarkets, stores and other businesses was

introduced in May. Part of the tax is passed on to the consumer and Sr Diaz said this, plus an ongoing awareness-raising campaign, was changing the habits of consumers, who are opting to pay 50 cents for a sturdy, reusable bag rather than spend two cents or more on a singleuse bag every time they go to the supermarket.

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Fuengirola launches 'Stop manta' Mayor Esperanza Oña introduced the council's “Stop manta”campaign to the media last week, assuring journalists that it was not “aimed at anyone in particular but at avoiding the proliferation of the submerged economy by convincing residents and visitors alike not to buy counterfeit goods”. More than 10,000 leaflets will be distributed and 3,000 stickers will be posted in local stores.” The leaflet explains that buying illegal products “encourages the submerged economy and tax fraud, helps to destroy jobs and turns the buyer into the accomplice of an activity that breaks the law”.

'Fishers' of clients to be fined Mijas council has decided to rid the town's streets of the so-called “pescadores” (fishers) who try to entice passing tourists into bars, restaurants or shops by fining them up to €3,000, depending on the degree of harassment. Councillor Juan Carlos Gonzalez said the objective was to improve the town's image and make sure tourists could visit it in peace without being pestered by people who want to do business. The practice has increased in recent months as businesses are forced to compete more aggressively to stay afloat. The proposed regulation is expected to become law in the near future.


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Gay town causes uproar The town of Moclinejo (pop. 1,270) in the Axarquia hit the headlines last week when the organiser of Expogays, to be held in Torremolinos in October, announced that it would become “the first gay town in the world”. Javier Checa said there were plans to build 600 houses and apartments exclusively for gays and that the town's inhabitants were willing to paint their houses pink. Mayor Antonio Muñoz Anaya immediately went on record to say that things were not exactly as Sr Checa portrayed. He said the two men had met and that he had approved – in principle – Sr Checa's proposal to build 50 houses on land provided by the council which would be advertised at the October Expogay. Sr Muñoz added: “I told him I didn't care who he sold the houses to as long as they were bought.” The Colega Federation of Andalucia which works for the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals was not impressed either. A spokesman said Sr Checa had abused the local council's trust by lying about the size of the project.

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Lynx learns to cross road Staff working at the lynx breeding project in Doñana were delighted by photographs taken on Sunday showing a young lynx entering and leaving a so-called ecoduct – a raised passage over a road designed to prevent lynx living in the wild, many of whom were bred in captivity – from being hit by traffic, one of the greatest threats to the animals' survival. It was the first time they had seen evidence that the endangered cats were learning to use the ecoducts. SEVILLA

Life clashes with art Work on Sacha Baron Cohen's new film Finchley Dreams, about a Gaddafi-style dictator, came to a standstill when a march protesting last week's constitutional reform ran into barriers around a square where some 400 “revolutionaries” were pulling down an invisible statue of the dictator, Aladeen. They started arguing with the film's security staff and there were a few tense moments until Mayor Juan Ignacio Zoido turned up to persuade the police to allow the protesters a safe passage through the square.

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Toxic dust legacy of 9/11 plagues thousands More than 18,000 people are suffering from illnesses linked to the dust from the attacks on New York's World Trade Center on September 11th 2001, according to the US government's monitoring and treatment programme for 9/11 emergency workers, volunteers and local residents. Dr John Howard, Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, who is the senior official managing the health legacy of the attacks, said the most common problems are respiratory, including asthma and sinusitis, but muscular and intestinal conditions have also been reported. Dr Howard said people could die of "many of these conditions that we have seen associated with these exposures". Researchers found a high proportion of highly alkaline particles from the pulverised concrete, as well as asbestos and heavy metals like lead and mercury from thousands of computers and lights in the dust that blew though

neighbouring streets and settled over Lower Manhattan.

60,000 people registered as potentially vulnerable – spells out the risks:

Nearly 3,000 people died when the two 110-storey buildings were destroyed the single greatest atrocity on US soil – but up to 80,000 people, including firemen, police officers, emergency workers, contractors and cleaning staff, who rushed to help in the aftermath are among potential victims of a toxic fallout. Soon after the attacks people started reporting what became known as "World Trade Center cough" but symptoms have since become more serious.

"There is no question that thousands of World Trade Center responders have developed chronic, disabling illnesses as a result of their horrific exposures.

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e'll never know if it was this strategy that brought him to power, or whether the March 11th training bombings in Madrid – which brought out the anti-war faction – played a more important role. He won the election without an absolute majority and ERC and IU duly enabled him to form a government – and then took him hostage.

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he Socialists adopted the IU's proposal to set up a parliamentary commission to investigate the March train bombings but by December that year, everything surrounding the attacks was as murky as ever because the commission devoted itself to blackening the previous PP government, and especially José Maria Aznar. The commission was allowed to quietly fade away because by then the reform of the Catalan statute had taken centre stage.

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he so-called autonomous statutes set out regional powers and every region negotiates its own statute with the central government. Zapatero had rashly promised the Catalans he would back any and all reforms they put forward for parliament’s approval. The ERC made sure that the statute which eventually landed on his desk in Madrid was just a step short of total independence from Spain. It met with bitter opposition from several quarters, including some elements in the Socialist party itself, and Zapatero was forced to do one of his famous U-turns. He finally convinced the Catalans to accept a watered-down version acceptable to parliament, for which the Catalan nationalists have never forgiven him.

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omething similar happened with the IU – the favourite bee in their bonnet being the abolition of the monarchy and the resuscitation of the glorious Second Republic, to be called the Third this time around. The Historical Memory Law the IU proposed “to redress the wrongs of the Franco regime”made an awful lot of people see blood. Just one small example – the El Mundo newspaper began printing dozens of obituaries from relatives of people who had been assassinated by the Republicans during the civil war. One listed 14 male members

of the same family – the youngest being a 14-year-old. A toned-down version of the law was finally passed, but people still have the impression that it was the Socialist government who gave the descendants of Republicans assassinated by Franco the possibility of finding their bones and giving them a decent burial. In fact, approval was given for mass graves to be opened in 2000, when the PP was in power.

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n recent weeks, some of Europe’s wealthiest families have publicly asked their governments to tax them more so they can contribute to helping their countries’ rising debt problems. They began following the pied-piper call made by US billionaire Warren Buffet (pictured) who said rich Americans must be subjected to a higher tax rate to help their country’s economic woes. In Germany, a group of about the 50 richest people has asked Chancellor Angela Merkel to make them pay more taxes to close the gap between the wealthy and the poor. In France, L'Oreal heiress Lilliane Bettencourt and Total Oil company chief executive Christophe de Margerie joined a dozen others in signing a petition calling on the wealthy to make a "special contribution" to the government's finances. Ferrari chairman Luca di Montezemolo told La Republica newspaper that it was "correct" that he should pay more in Italy because he is wealthy. So where do all the rich Spaniards stand on this? They aren’t saying.

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here's nothing wrong in having to depend on another party to form a government but all the parties involved here have very specific interests and most of them couldn't give a damn about the “Spanish people”. The Catalans in particular view the Spanish as the enemy.

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hat the minority parties, trade unions and “progressives” fear is that this cap on deficit spending will lead to a drastic slashing of social spending if the PP should win the next election. The PP has said it will respect basic social spending but unlike Zapatero it won’t go in for stupid schemes like the so-called baby cheques, which were nothing more than an attempt to buy votes, and had to be dropped because they were too costly.

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he Cabinet has been mulling over whether to reintroduce the wealth tax it cancelled in 2008 when it determined that it was affecting mostly the middle class. Many rich people were skirting the tax law by putting their money in financial shelters and hedge funds abroad. But because the exemption was low, many middle-class and upper-middle-class citizens, who could not find ways to sidestep the law, were feeling the crunch. The proposal now is to raise the exemption to €1 million for each taxpayer. That would affect a lesser number of people than the previous wealth tax law. According to studies, 90 per cent of those who paid the wealth tax in 2007 will now be exempt. Nevertheless, it won’t affect the nation’s projected incoming revenue much. Four years ago, the government collected €2.1 billion from the wealth tax, and financial experts believe that revenue would only drop by 50 per cent under the new version. Twenty-five per cent of those who were covered by the wealth tax in 2007 – some 250,000 people – paid 70 per cent, or some €1.4 billion, of what was collected that year, according to figures by the Spanish tax agency AEAT.

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n March 2008, the Socialist and the PP won 83.75 per cent of the vote between them, up from 79.3 per cent in the 2004 general election. The figures speak for themselves – a respectable majority of Spaniards prefer the two main parties. The Socialists have always complained that the PP is “obstructive” – it didn't support quickie divorces or the Historical Memory Law, or the original proposals to reform the Catalan statute (for obvious reasons). On the other hand, the Socialists rejected any and all – usually economyrelated – proposals put forward by the PP over the years, only to have to implement similar ones in the past year to cut the deficit. For example, Mariano Rajoy has been wanting to cap deficit for years.

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eintroducing the wealth tax stands to become a major issue in the upcoming general elections. While at first saying that he didn’t want to “get into that debate,” Socialist candidate Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba announced on Monday that he would include this proposal in his manifesto. Under the plan, he projects to collect some €1.4 billion from the rich with an additional €1 billion coming from a tax hike he will impose on Spanish banks. It was a political gesture made to the Left, which believes that the Socialist party has abandoned its principles, and to the 15Movement, whose members have attacked the financial sector for not doing its part in keeping people from losing their homes. It is also the opposite of what Popular Party (PP) candidate Mariano Rajoy has been doing by asking his party’s regional leaders not to raise taxes as they struggle to contain spending and provide services in the cash-strapped governments they won in the May 22nd regional and local elections. In fact, Rajoy has said that he favours dropping taxes so that individuals will have more money on hand to deal with their day-to-day needs. But, with today’s economy, sticking to either of these pledges is not going to be

he banks have been very reluctant to pump what money they have on hand back into the economy and too much time has passed for the government to continue to ignore this. A banking tax is what might be needed to provide Rubalcaba with some financial backing for a job stimulus programme. However, what is urgently needed at this juncture is a complete restructuring of the economy. Spain must begin to look for new models to generate cash and forget about trying to reinvigorate a bygone construction industry. You can only build so much in a small country. Nevertheless, the government should help Spanish developers seek out more construction contracts outside of the country, aptly in North African nations such as war-torn Libya which is going to need a lot of rebuilding in the coming years. At the same time, the Spanish government should also continue to strengthen its export technology programme, concentrating on its commendable renewable energy and transportation industries. Promoting efficient renewable energy in emerging nations, such as wind power and solar heating, as well as pitching Spain's prizewinning high speed train network and quick reliable public transport systems, such as the efficient city coach lines in Madrid, are good ways to help get the Spanish economy going. Whoever wins the upcoming election knows that it won’t be easy to come up with all the answers to solve the country's economic needs. But taxing those who have the most is a good way to help many get back on their feet.


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News Gib facts - did Nurofen Plus you know...? recall for Gib In the ancient times, right through the age of empires and in the global conflicts of our own century, Gibraltar has stood guard over the western Mediterranean, its unique position making it the focus of a continuous struggle for power. This spectacular rock monolith, covering a land area of about six square kilometres, is situated at the southern tip of Spain overlooking the strait to Africa. It is known as the Meeting Place of Continents. Here, the sub-tropical climate is warm and welcoming throughout the year. The local people smile their welcome with friendly

charm born from a blend of many cultures united in a unique community. Gibraltar's history and environment are captivating – from its formation millions of years before and the myths surrounding its dominant presence, to the territory's status today as a prominent tourism and business destination. For further information please contact the Gibraltar Tourist Board; Gibraltar: Tel: +350 20074950, Email: information@tourisn.gov.gi London: Tel: +44 (0) 2078360777, Email: info@gibraltar.gov.uk Or visit www.visitgibraltar.gi

National Week events Yes, it’s that time of year again and Gibraltar is on full fun mode for their National Week. Gibraltar Day itself is on Monday 12th so don’t forget that a lot of the shops will be closed so that staff and owners can join in the fun or have a well-earned day of rest. On Thursday September 8th, the Ceremony of the Keys will take place in Casemates Square at 7pm. For further information on this event call +350 20055083. On Saturday 10th, Ocean Village will be having a fun day including bouncy castles, clowns giving out free balloons, face painting , a tattoo stall, mini-make-overs, a

treasure hunt, and colouring competitions with prizes for the children. From Wednesday 14th until Saturday October 8th there will be an exhibition of paintings by Ilka Garcia entitled “12 years of images”. This exhibition will be in the House of Sacarello’s coffee shop in Irish Town. And for something a little out of the ordinary, on Saturday September 17th, Gibraltar Ornithological and Natural History Society are having an outing starting at 8.30pm meeting at the Alameda Gardens open air theatre entitled “Bat Night” to view and learn about these wonderful creatures. Info from +350 20078333

A general recall of Nurofen Plus was issued last week by the Gibraltar Health Authority due to fears that they could be contaminated with other drugs. The initial withdrawal was for specific batch numbers but was upgraded to all supplies once the UK had issued a total recall three days earlier. Anti-psychotics such as Seroquel XL used in the treatment of schizophrenia, manic depression and mania, and Neurontin used for the treatment of epilepsy were found in some packs of the drug in the UK and Northern Ireland. However, the drugs are clearly marked in their own blister pack within the boxes of Nurofen Plus. The alert was sent out late on Friday evening by fax from the MRHA in the UK to the chief pharmacist on Gibraltar and it was last Tuesday morning before the fax from the UK was noticed but should have been treated as a Class 1 emergency requiring immediate action at patient level including out-of-hours response. Producers of the drug

Reckitt Benckiser say that there is a possibility of sabotage which they are looking into but British Government health officials are also looking at the possibility that the pills could have been incorrectly repacked as part of a process known as “consolidation”, where left over medicines are put in new boxes by pharmacies, or where pharmaceuticals are returned to wholesalers. A statement from the company said: “The safety of our customers is paramount. Distribution of Nurofen Plus has been halted and we are working with the police on a formal investigation to find the person or persons responsible.” No-one so far has in any way been harmed. People who have bought Nurofen Plus in Gibraltar before Tuesday morning, 30th August are advised to check the packets and make sure ALL blister packs are labelled Nurofen Plus. No other Nurofen products are reported to have been affected. If you find any suspect blister packs, please return them to your pharmacy in Gibraltar.

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The chairman for this coming year is Barbara Salisbury who has been a popular resident on the coast for many years. The new club year will commence on Tuesday 20th September 2011, with a flower arranging demonstration by Charles Barnard, NAFAS Area Demonstrator from London. This will take place from 3pm to 5pm at The Oak restaurant, Urb. Benamara, N340 km 168, Estepona 29680. This is the first in an exciting programme of events planned for the coming year when every month the club will be welcoming a NAFAS National or Area Demonstrator to show members how to achieve splendid displays of colour and texture. Estepona Floral Art Club is a very friendly club and they welcome visitors old and new and, of course, all their current members. Refreshments are available

Marbella, Fuengirola and Gibraltar schools recently took part in their annual Showcase at the Palacio de Congresos, La Linea. This term there are already many things in the pipeline for the children to get involved in. As a taster, they are planning to produce yet another Stagecoach Showcase next April in Fuengirola. They have also been asked to perform for the Great

British Weekend in Fuengirola’s Miramar Shopping Cente, and at a Halloween performance at Kids’ Kingdom in Estepona. They are also are looking to produce their first CD! Further details can be obtained from Warren Webley on 952 900 453 or 666 838 213. Email: costadelsol@stagecoachsc hools.com or visit www.stagecoach.es

Taking the burn out of this summer’s heat, Age Care Association celebrated an evening of Christmas cheer, food and entertainment recently on the Paseo Maritimo in Los Boliches. Clients, volunteers and friends all joined in with song, cava, Christmas crackers and Christmas pudding – to cool down and enjoy an entertaining evening out. The La Cala de Mijas Lions choir provided music and group participation. Santa and Mrs. Claus “wannabes” were spotted in festive dress and generous prizes were awarded to the raffle winners. A three-course Christmas dinner including all the traditionaltrimmings indulged the taste buds of the displaced-in-time guests. Ho, ho, ho – the Christmas spirit lives on all year round at Age Care!

before and after the demonstrations, which are held from 3pm to 5pm on the third Tuesday of every month, except in December when the club meets earlier. They also have a wellstocked sales table where you can purchase flower arranging items at very reasonable prices.Go and join them for some entertaining flower arranging demonstrations! For more information on the above event and future events, please contact the club chairman Barbara Salisbury on 951 170 5 73.

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The annual El Burgo romeria takes place at the beginning of August when the pueblo's patron saint is carried in procession to an area known as La Fuensanta, some two kilometres away in the heart of woodland alongside the river. get cooler towards the autumn this area is well worth a visit, particularly if you enjoy nature and beautiful views. La Fuensanta lies at the foot of the Sierras de las Nieves – you can approach it either by driving the inland route through Coin, Alozaina and Yunquera, turning off before you reach El Burgo, or you can drive through Ronda and out to the other side of El Burgo – either way the scenery is spectacular and gives you a real sense of how vast and unspoiled huge tracts of Andalusia can be. Much of the land here once belonged to an old convent and the mill was first described in the land registry of the Marqués de la Ensenada (1751-1761), “The Convent of the Religiosas Descalzadas of the Order of Saint Francis in

the town of Ronda has an oil mill in the administrative area of Fuensanta that uses water from their spring, considered to have an annual value of 436 reals.” Subsequent owners were one Don Luis Corvó de Ronda (1850) and a Don Antonio Perea Fernández – today the buildings and surrounding area are state owned and designated a recreational area. You turn off the main road into a shady quiet track – it's not a made-up road but is quite passable even if you haven't got a fourwheel drive, my little Ford Focus had no problems, just keep your eyes open for the odd pothole. This winds through pine trees alongside a small river, a reserve for whatever fish lurk under the vegetation growing along its banks.

Further in is an old forest nursery after which you come to the Fuensanta mill, hidden away beyond a picnic area with tables and benches and barbecues (no fires allowed during the summer months). The mill is closed up now, apart from the inner courtyard where there are showers/toilets – always useful if you are out for the day! Around the back is a huge fig tree and a waterfall that seems to splash and crash all year round as it feeds round into the mill stream. At the front, nestled in a niche almost obscured by pink oleander bushes, is a ceramic plaque of the Virgen de las Nieves herself keeping a quiet watch over the visitors. This is a lovely spot for a picnic, though I confess we have never been on a weekend, preferring to go during the

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In Cahoots - art on display “In Cahoots” is a new painting exhibition by five local artists. The show portrays the artists' traditional and abstract impressions of Andalucía and Spain each using different techniques and materials – oils, fabrics, threads and embroidery, acrylics, coloured pencils, graphite and the more adventurous gouache. The paintings depict various aspects of Andalucian life, both indoors and outdoors, portraits and landscapes – showing the intriguing qualities of Spanish light.

Some are in strong bold separate colours, others in subtle shades all hugging closely together. The artists, Margit Björklund from Sweden, Elaine Carlton, Sally Huntington and Lavinia Croft from the UK and Ursula Williams from Peru obviously come from different walks of life but they have successfully joined together and assembled this impressive amalgamated exhibition of their work. The venue is El Jinete Venta (restaurant) and the

exhibition is on from 5th September until 7th November – new pictures being added on 3rd October. El Jinete (the horseman) is easy to find just outside La Cala de Mijas. To get there by car take the N340 coast road to La Cala de Mijas and turn inland on the road towards the golf course. It is open everyday except Friday from 1.00 pm until late. More details can be found through www.sallyhuntington.com or call 678 179 416 or 952 666 950

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organisation based in El Paraiso, Estepona, meeting at 11 a.m. each Wednesday morning. Weekly activities include bridge, whist and bowls, and members have recently started a choir. Other events and excursions include visits to the theatre and exhibitions; lunches and dinners at different venues along the coast; mystery trips, etc. They also raise money for local charities, mainly Alzheimer’s, Aprona, Aspandem and Cudeca. For more information contact Denise Ghazi, President, on 952 810 989, or visit www.capsonlinemag.net.

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Final Destination 5 By Steve Quale starring Nicholas D'Agosto, Emma Bell. Who would have thought it – eleven years on and the Final Destination franchise is still coming up with gory deaths that are beyond most peoples' imaginations! We all know what to expect by now. This time it's Sam (D'Agosto) who has the requisite premonition. As he and co-workers on their way to a works meeting sit in a bus about to cross a suspension bridge he forsees that the bridge is about to collapse. He manages to persuade seven

other folk on board to believe him and they flee the vehicle. Minutes later the bridge and everything on it plunges earthwards in the most spectacular manner – and that's the first reel. There are no other survivors, but we know that it won't be too long before the lucky eight start to pay the price for avoiding their destiny with Death. The basic plotline has been the same since the first movie, so the real interest lies in just how Death

catches up with the destiny dodgers. They were not meant to survive, but this movie introduces a new element – is it possible to cheat destiny if you can find a substitute to take your place? Hmm, well, what do you think? Can there be any more gruesome ways for Death to catch up with the survivors than have been explored in the first four movies of the franchise? Well, as it happens, yes. The fourth in the series was off form, but generally

the critics have been a lot kinder to the latest installment. Director Quale has worked with James Cameron and his use of 3D is effective, plus he ratchets up the suspense in a most satisfactory manner. There are some stomach churning moments and you may want to bury your head in your hands, but generally, if you have enjoyed the earlier movies then this will be a must-see. And if you are just catching up with the franchise this is as good a place to start as any.

sk a child to draw a witch and you’ll probably receive a picture of a haggard old woman with a pointed nose, warts and straggly hair. Not so your average movie witch! Even though Emma Thompson actually started out looking like a traditional witch in Nanny McPhee (2005), she soon blossomed into a beautiful, kindly faced woman, having won the charms of the feral children in her charge. Julie Andrews certainly didn’t appear as a haggard witch in Mary Poppins either but then she was never expressly labelled as a witch, just a woman with spell-making powers. Same thing eh?

lthough no Oscars were forthcoming for the film, the actors did receive several other awards. The film still has a good critical rating on the Rotten Tomatoes website and even after 24 years, is one of the best modern witch themed films.

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ith an all-star cast consisting of Susan Sarandon, Michelle Pfeifer and Cher, the film could be nothing less than glamorous really. Seduced by Jack Nicholson as the devilish but ultimately brow beaten Daryl, the three women find themselves empowered to take revenge on those members of their community that have wronged them but panic when they realize Daryl’s spells have led to a death in the community. Initially agreeing to stay away from each other, the three women decide the best form of defense is attack after Daryl visits upon them their worst nightmares. They gather materials and spell books to create a voodoo doll representing Daryl but as he starts to feel the onset of their spell, he rushes home to confront his three prodigies. In ensuing panic the wax doll is thrown into the fire and Daryl vanishes. At the end of the film you see the three yummy mummies sitting in Daryl’s mansion house with three new baby boys, courtesy of the outcast demon. As he

tries to communicate to the boys via the TV, the mums rush to turn off the screen, worried about his influence on their children.

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nother favourite witch film is the 1996 teen horror “The Craft”. Again, none of the witches in this film are ugly, disfigured or warty. Four young teenage girls each have their own emotional scars and baggage but when they come together to form a coven, they begin to possess powers that lead to death, anguish and infatuation amongst those around them. Fearing that fellow witch Nancy is taking things too far, Sarah decides to try to bind her friend from doing harm to herself or others. Although the spell doesn’t work it causes a rift between the girls that leaves Sarah experiencing nightmares and paranoia as the rest of the coven invade her dreams with swarms of insects and snakes. Angry that their friend has tried to put a spell on one of them, the three remaining witches then try to persuade Sarah to commit suicide before Nancy forces the issue by cutting Sarah’s wrists. Being the more powerful witch, Sarah eventually gains control, scaring off Bonnie and Rochelle and successfully binding Nancy from doing harm. The last scenes of the film show Nancy incarcerated in a mental hospital.

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A weekly overview

HOROSCOPES ARIES

March 21st April 19th

TAURUS

April 20th May 20th

GEMINI

May 21st June 21st

CANCER

June 22nd July 22nd

by Cathy Stronach

This week clarity resumes and your intellect soars, things just start clicking into place and you are able to make sense of the complicated. If you are single there is a strong chance of attracting some romance in your life and if already taken, there could be some rekindling of the flames. Friends whom you haven’t seen for a while starting getting in touch, social invites increase and your popularity is sky high. Finance comes from an unexpected source. Communication is important this week especially when expressing yourself towards a loved one. Misunderstandings could occur and the last thing you want is crossed wires. Financial opportunities are on the horizon, make sure you stay focused and keep your eye on the ball. There is a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction to be had out of a project that is showing signs of coming to fruition. Keep juggling, Taurus. Listen intently to what others are saying to you this week as messages and insights can come from strange sources. Before rushing in where angels fear to tread it would be a good idea to use others as a sounding board and listen for their feedback, they could have an interesting perspective on an old problem. There is likely to be the odd flirtation and this will do your ego the world of good, this too could happen in an unusual setting. Work pressures are heightened and there is the possibility of having new responsibilities placed on your shoulders. A whole new system may need to be implemented, in which you play an important role. Romance is a distraction but a welcome one and the fires will be hotting up in this area of your life. Travel is likely - even if it is a short journey, it will be memorable and unforgettable in some way. Keep a tight hold on your finances.

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There are loads of tomatoes about in the garden and in the shops right now so, while they last, why not make the best of them? This recipe can also be made and put in the freezer. Double wrap it in foil and the pie will last up to three months. You can then cook it from frozen in a 200ºC oven for around half an hour.

Tomato Pie Ingredients: ● 1 (9 inch) deep-dish pie crust made in advance and cooled, or shop bought ● 4 large tomatoes, peeled and sliced ● 20gr chopped fresh basil ● 3 salad onions, (spring onions or scallions) thinly sliced ● 225gr bacon - cooked, drained, and chopped ● 3 cloves garlic, crushed ● 2gr dried oregano ● 2gr finely chopped red pepper

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You could have an urge to entertain at home this week, to get out the best crockery and invite some friends around for a catch up. You could have an inner desire to get what you want regardless of what others think, you are more self-assertive now and this is because you are determined to move your life forward, too long have you lived with the past. A lot of romantic and social opportunities are coming your way. The end of August moon in your sign indicates that this week of September is a new start for you, a time of new beginnings. Expect an increase in well being, vitality and an energy boost. You will be able to express yourself easier and define what your goals are. This is a good time for meetings or visiting friends as you will find no problem with speaking clearly and explaining your thoughts. Basically you will become quite chatty.

● 225gr grated Cheddar cheese ● 60 ml mayonnaise

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4. Remove the foil from the top of the pie and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold. Nutritional Information - OK, because I’m on a diet, here’s how much weight you’ll put on with this….. not much eh? Amount per serving calories: 476 /Total fat: 36.4g/ Cholesterol: 56mg

LIBRA

Someone you care about could be trying to tell you something - make sure that you take the time to listen, it could be important. Often it takes viewing things from several different angles before you can get the total picture as to why something may be happening. You could be involved with people who are not usually your type and go against the grain - these people can become rd September 23 like teachers who show you another part of yourself. nd October 22

SCORPIO

October 23rd November 21st

Financial concerns reign supreme this month and you will spend a lot of time coming up with financial ideas to plan for the future. Others are depending upon you for your expertise and their happiness is directly related to the work that you do. People are drawn to you like a magnet and there will be possibilities to expand your friendship base and make new ones. You may be concerned about a friend, let them know how you feel.

SAGITTARIUS Enlightening insights may come your way from your partner or a committed other in your life. There is a fine line between love and pain but it is your sense of humour that bridges the gap perfectly. There could be a situation that is slightly pressurised and something reaches breaking point. You always have a way of landing on your feet and know that you will find a way to do it again nd November 22 December 21st – this will remind you of how strong your really are.

CAPRICORN Be careful not to push yourself too hard, Capricorn, this could lower your vitality and leave you feeling a bit drained. There is a lot going on still and things are still not totally sorted in one area of your life and this can leave you feeling uptight and stressed. There are those around who are just waiting to be asked and would love to give you a hand or a bit of support, so “ask and you shall nd December 22 receive” seems to be the message. th January 19

AQUARIUS

January 20th February 18th

PISCES

February 19th March 20th

If there is a will there is a way – or so they say. Something that you desire keeps you moving in a steady direction towards your goal – the inner restlessness that you are feeling is trying to trip you up as you are essentially in a party mood. Keep focused and make sure that you follow through, you have a lot of creativity within that is seeking an expression, so these are the days when what you put your mind to, you can really make it count.

Perhaps you are on the edge of success but you don’t realise how close you are. Things are changing and a pathway is about to open up, carving a promise for the future. All you have to do is act as if you are there. Your career gets a big push from those around you and you may be just a bit surprised by all the attention you are now getting, although you will never let this on outwardly. There is a strong possibility of travel and this could lead to a romantic experience.

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TIMBERLAKE BUYS INTO SOCIAL NETWORKING

Not a woodentop The phenomenon of Social Networking sites has been surprising to some and a lifestyle necessity to others. Musician Justin Timberlake has been so impressed with social networking and the aid to selling records that they have become that he has bought into MySpace. He says that the site will be a platform for young, up-andcoming musicians to get their work out in the public domain without having to find record labels who will back them. He added: “ I

Greatest person ever? After a bizarre performance of David Bowies “Life On Mars” and a scathing opinion from X-Factor judge Gary Barlow, the weird and wonderful David Wilder, 42, has said that he is “the greatest person ever” to have been on the show! The busker got four “yes’s” on Saturday to carry on in the show adding that taking part in it should be a massive boost to his singing career.

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make music because I want a lot of people to hear it. The network sites are the easiest way of achieving that.” Justin was the star of the Oscar winning film about Facebook, Social Network. Along with advertising agency Specific Media, he said that he is looking forward to the “exciting new challenge”. And it’s not just the new

Pitt kids go to school Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s vast brood may well be home tutored when they are in the States but the parents have enrolled them at a school in south west London while Brad’s new film, World War Z , has overrun. They said that they like the children to go to “ordinary” schools so that they can soak up the culture of wherever they are staying.

potentially great artistes that are using the sites. Lady Gaga for instance has over 13 million followers on her site – even more than President Obama – and Beyonce broke all records last weekend with 8,868 Tweets per second following the confirmation that she is expecting a baby. Newcomers like Britain's Jessie J, who won a

Justin Timberlake dedicated following from her bedroom by posting videos on YouTube, built their careers on the internet. It’s the fastest way to get your name out there and build up a fan base.

Jeremy Silver the chairman of data analysis group Semetric said: "They're learning how to use it most effectively and that means not only in terms of how they communicate out

but also how they read what information is coming back. There's a saying at the moment in the music industry that data is the new oil."

Friday nights are slob by the telly nights... Strictly is back! Friday nights are going to be back to staying in until the end of the new Strictly Come Dancing shows finish. From Friday September 30th, millions of people will be glued to the screen to see who is a natural dancer and who looks a bit like a yellow Easter chicken that’s just come out of it’s shell! This season’s line-up of stars about to put themselves through some

serious exercise include 60s pop star Lulu (not fair really as she’s always kept herself in shape – remember “Shout!”), Harry Judd – heart-throb from band McFly who famously won a recent spot dancing with Ola Jordan for Children In Need, ITV sports presenter Dan Lob, soap Waterloo Road’s Chelsee Healey, exEastender Anita Dobson – she must be fit from dancing

around her living room to other half’s Queen records, The One Show’s Alex Jones, Astrologer Russell Grant – that should be interesting, I wonder if he can already see in the stars how far he gets?, Sven’s ex Nancy Dell’Olio, Edwina Currie – minus the frying pan we hope, impressionist Rory Bremner, plus former Neighbours stars Holly Valance and the ever

moaning Jason Donovan. One of the two last male places may be going to exboxer Audley Harrison. The show will, of course be presented by Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Dayley. It simply doesn’t work without them. Oh yes, and Aussie judge Craig Revel-Horwood became a British citizen last weekend. Now then, where’s my slippers and cocoa!...

A fab new clothing shop now open in Alhaurin There’s a new concept for buying fashionable clothes or something for that special occasion in Alhaurin el Grande. The Wardrobe opened to great reviews from those browsing round the shop last week.

Owner Sue Hart (pictured below left) has opened the shop – selling new and “as new” ladies clothing – to offer quality styles at a fraction of the price you would normally pay. There are designer brands with dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, shoes and handbags, plus jewellery, underwear from La Seza and M&S and cosmetics. Sue has been in the retail trade all her working life, starting in cosmetics with Elizabeth Arden followed by Estée Lauder whom she worked with for 18 years, training with House Of Fraser and Beattie’s and becoming top sales girl in the Midlands. She met Mrs Estée

Lauder and was promoted to their training executive for the Midlands. She went to South Africa and came back with her two lovely daughters, Jemma and Victoria and opened a children’s As New shop back in the Midlands which was very successful. Sue came to Spain and has lived in Alhaurin el Grande for 12 years with husband Sid and the girls. She said that she has always felt that the area needed a Ladies As New Shop. We all have a wardrobe where we have good quality, hardly worn clothes so why not make something from them? Take them along to The Wardrobe and Sue will put them in her shop to sell and take a commission from

whatever they are sold for. Clothes must be clean and of a good quality but all the items you’ve grown out of or just won’t wear again could make you money and be a fabulous find for someone else. You can find The Wardrobe on Calle Gerald Brennan nº 46 in Alhaurin el Grande, opposite Supersol. Just walk through to the back of Papeleria Martin and you’ll find The Wardrobe. The shop is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10am – 2pm every day. For more information, call Sue Hart on 952 595 514 or 669 514 733 Pop in, have a browse and pick up a bargain – I bought some fabulous designer leather boots for just €40, two pairs of brilliant quality trousers for

€6 a pair and a Morgan shirt for just €10! And the Karen Millen dress below was just €30 but I would need to diet more to get into it! By Kym Wickham


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including eczema, prickly heat, and poison ivy. To get relief, place a cup of baking soda under a running bath tap so it dissolves completely, and then soak in the water for about 30 minutes.

none of these measures works, see a health care provider for treatment. • Witch hazel helps fight acne by drying out excess oil in the skin. Because it contains alcohol, witch hazel can help kill the bacteria that cause infection and lead to breakouts. Because witch hazel is a natural astringent, it is a primary ingredient in many haemorrhoid wipes and medicated pads. Used alone, witch hazel may dry out delicate tissue, so also apply a cream, such as Vaseline or A+D original ointment, to moisturise the area. • Aloe vera applied to first- and second-degree burns speeds the healing because it contains vitamins as well as amino acids that help repair damaged tissues. Several compounds found in aloe vera work together to decrease or prevent inflammation and control pain and a recent study found that canker sore sufferers who applied aloe vera gel healed about 50% faster than those who didn't.

• Nasal spray does more than just ease congestion – it can also stop nosebleeds. Most nosebleeds can be stopped by simply pinching the nose for 10 to 20 minutes, but if yours persists, nasal spray may do the trick. About two-thirds of people who visit an emergency room for a persistent nosebleed are successfully treated with oxymetazoline, the decongestant found in common over-the-counter nasal sprays. To stop the bleeding, tilt your head forward and clear your nose by blowing out any clots (this may increase bleeding for a few seconds). Inhale through your nose while spraying oxymetazoline into the affected nostril(s), and then pinch the soft part of your nose closed. Maintain pressure for 10 full minutes. If the bleeding hasn't stopped, continue pinching for another 10 minutes. If

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The Lives of the Saints Mr Karva runs a shady little empire in North London. His stepson, Othello, has ambitions to take over and Othello's cowardly friend, Emilio, has ambitions of his own. However, when a small child is found some strange things start to happen.

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Sixty Six A young Jewish boy fears disaster when his bar mitzvah is scheduled for the same day as England take on Germany in the 1966 World Cup final.

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Aliens Futuristic marines are sent to eradicate the deadly `xenomorphs' which are blamed when contact is lost with a space outpost. As the sole survivor of the first encounter, Ripley is assigned to lead the platoon of marines.

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Once Upon a Time in Mexico Druglord Barillo is planning to kill the Mexican president and take control himself, so oddball CIA agent Sands recruits deadly musician El Mariachi to foil the coup. Mariachi has been in retirement since the deaths of his wife and daughter and is unwilling to kill again, but....

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Sir Bruce Forsyth and Tess Daly begin the ninth series of the celebrity dance contest with a special red carpet launch show. Fourteen brand new stars discover who their professional partners will be for the rest of the competition, and they all take to the dance floor for the very first time.

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08:55 Dirtgirlworld 09:05 The Koala Brothers 09:15 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:30 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:40 Kerwhizz 10:05 Get Squiggling 10:20 ZingZillas 10:40 Waybuloo 11:00 In the Night Garden 11:30 The Daily Politics 13:00 See Hear 13:30 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 Animal 24:7 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 The Hairy Bikers' Food Tour of Britain 16:30 Flog It! 17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Reel History of Britain 19:00 Dragons' Den 20:00 The Natural World 21:00 Horizon 22:00 Have I Got Old News for You 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 The Secret War on Terror 00:20 The Tudors 01:15 Newsday 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report 02:45 Sport Today 03:00 Newsday 03:30 Asia Business Report

08:25 Green Balloon Scrapbook 08:55 Dirtgirlworld 09:05 The Koala Brothers 09:15 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:35 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:50 Nuzzle and Scratch 10:05 Get Squiggling 10:20 ZingZillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Pink Panther 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Diagnosis Murder 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 Animal 24:7 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 The Hairy Bikers' Food

Tour of Britain 16:30 Flog It! 17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Reel History of Britain 19:00 Live: IAAF Diamond League Athletics 21:00 Adopting Abroad: Saira's Story 22:00 Mock the Week 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 Conspiracy Files 00:20 The Tudors 01:15 Newsday 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report

08:55 Dirtgirlworld 09:05 The Koala Brothers 09:15 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:35 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:45 Nuzzle and Scratch 10:05 Get Squiggling 10:20 ZingZillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Pink Panther 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Diagnosis Murder 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 Animal 24:7 15:00 The Weakest Link 15:45 The Hairy Bikers' Food

Tour of Britain 16:30 Flog It! 17:15 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Reel History of Britain 19:00 Coast 19:30 Gorillas Revisited with Sir David Attenborough 20:30 Gardeners' World 21:00 Digging for Britain 22:00 QI XL 22:30 Newsnight 23:35 The Secret World of Whitehall 00:35 The Lives of the Saints 02:10 BBC News 02:30 HARDtalk

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 20:00 Red or Black? 21:00 Coronation Street

21:30 Red or Black? 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 Mystery Men 00:45 The Zone 02:50 ITV Nightscreen 04:05 Yu-Gi-Oh! 05:30 ITV Morning News

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Tonight

20:00 Red or Black? 21:00 Coronation Street 21:30 Red or Black? 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 The Jonathan Ross Show 23:35 Strictly Kosher 00:35 The Zone 02:35 British Touring Car Championships 03:50 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Live: World Cup Rugby 09:15 Live: World Cup Rugby 11:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale

19:30 Coronation Street 20:00 Red or Black? 21:00 Coronation Street 21:30 Red or Black? 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 World Cup Rugby 23:35 Smile: This Was Candid Camera 00:30 The Zone 01:30 Live: World Cup Rugby 04:10 Live: World Cup Rugby

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 According to Jim 08:25 Frasier 08:55 Secret Millionaire USA 09:55 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 10:55 A Place by the Sea 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Three in a Bed 13:05 River Cottage Bites 13:10 Black Narcissus 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 19:55 4thought.tv 20:00 Location, Location, Location 21:00 Bin Laden: Inside the War Room 22:40 Shameless 23:45 Chris Moyles' Quiz Night 00:35 The Album Chart Show 00:50 4Play 01:05 The Album Chart Show 01:20 Basic 03:00 Hung 03:30 Smallville

06:00 The Treacle People 06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 According to Jim 08:25 Frasier 08:55 Secret Millionaire USA 09:55 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 10:55 A Place by the Sea 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Three in a Bed 13:05 River Cottage Bites 13:10 Sainsbury's and Channel 4 Present... 13:15 Live: Channel 4 Racing 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 19:55 4thought.tv 20:00 Country House Rescue 21:00 The Killing 22:00 Undercover Boss USA 23:05 Seven Dwarves 00:05 4Play 00:25 Hollyoaks Music Show 00:50 4Play 01:05 Sounds from the Cities 01:30 Last Days 03:05 Brothers & Sisters 03:50 Smallville 04:30 Countdown

06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:25 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 According to Jim 08:30 Frasier 09:00 Secret Millionaire USA 09:55 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 10:55 A Place by the Sea 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Three in a Bed 13:05 River Cottage Bites 13:10 Sainsbury's and Channel 4 Present... 13:15 Live: Channel 4 Racing 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 19:30 4thought.tv 19:35 First Cut 20:00 Come Dine with Me 21:00 The Million Pound Drop 22:30 Comedy Showcase 23:05 Aliens 01:55 My Name Is Earl 02:20 My Name Is Earl 02:45 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 03:30 Smallville 04:15 Countdown

07:05 The Little Princess 07:15 The Mr Men Show 07:25 Milkshake 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 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 12:05 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Home and Away 13:45 Neighbours

14:15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 15:15 A Kiss at Midnight 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 Garden ER 20:00 Emergency Bikers 21:00 Justin Lee Collins: Living Las Vegas 22:00 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 The Beat Goes On 23:55 Poker 00:55 Super Casino 03:55 Chinese Food in Minutes 04:10 HouseBusters

07:00 The Little Princess 07:10 The Mr Men Show 07:25 Thomas and Friends 07:40 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 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 12:05 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Home and Away 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

15:15 Accidental Friendship 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 Meerkat Manor 20:00 Cowboy Builders 21:00 Celebrity Big Brother: The Story So Far 21:30 Celebrity Big Brother 23:00 Celebrity Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:00 Super Casino 03:55 Chinese Food in Minutes 04:10 Cowboy Builders 05:00 Rough Guide to Cities

07:10 The Mr Men Show 07:25 Thomas and Friends 07:40 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 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 11:45 5 News Lunchtime 11:50 Celebrity Big Brother 13:15 Home and Away 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

15:15 Incident in a Small Town 17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 Pawn Stars 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Celebrity Big Brother: The Winner's Story 21:30 Big Brother 23:00 Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:00 One-Day International Cricket 00:55 Super Casino 04:05 Motorsport Mundial 04:30 Nick's Quest

19:00 The World's Strictest Parents 20:00 Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 20:55 Pop's Greatest Dance Crazes 21:00 Face/Off 23:10 Family Guy 23:55 American Dad 00:15 American Dad 00:40 Edinburgh Comedy

Fest Live 2011 01:40 Edinburgh Comedy Fest Live 2011 02:35 The Real Hustle 03:05 Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 04:00 The World's Strictest Parents 05:00 The Real Hustle 05:30 SIGN OFF

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 Don't Tell the Bride 21:00 9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 23:00 Family Guy 23:20 Family Guy 23:50 Family Guy 00:10 Wilfred

00:30 9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip 01:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 02:00 The Real Hustle 02:30 Don't Tell the Bride 03:30 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 04:25 Don't Tell the Bride 05:25 SIGN OFF

19:00 Doctor Who 19:45 Doctor Who Confidential 20:00 9/11: Conspiracy Road Trip 21:00 Little Britain 21:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Him & Her 23:00 Family Guy

23:45 American Dad 00:30 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 01:00 Little Britain 01:30 Him & Her 02:00 World's Craziest Fools 02:30 Three at the Fringe 03:00 The Real Hustle 03:30 Doctor Who 04:10 Doctor Who Confidential


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World Cup Rugby

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The 2011 Rugby World Cup begins in Auckland with the traditional opening ceremony as New Zealand welcomes the world back to the country after hosting the first ever competition in 1987. Steve Rider presents coverage of the event, and is joined by three World Cup winners - Sean Fitzpatrick, Francois Pienaar and Lawrence Dallaglio.

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September 12

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

TUESDAY September 13th

06:00 Breakfast 10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30 Football Focus 12:00 BBC News 12:05 BBC London News 12:10 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing 14:15 Live: Walker Cup Golf 16:30 Final Score 17:10 BBC News 17:20 BBC London News 17:25 Epic Win 18:10 Strictly Come Dancing 19:15 Doctor Who 20:00 The National Lottery: Secret Fortune 20:50 BBC News 21:10 BBC Proms

22:45 Match of the Day 00:05 The Football League Show 01:20 Weatherview 01:25 BBC News 01:30 Portrait of an Artist 02:00 BBC News 02:30 Dateline London 03:00 BBC News 03:30 Our World 04:00 BBC News 04:30 Click

06:00 Breakfast 07:40 Match of the Day 09:00 The Andrew Marr Show 10:00 Sunday Morning Live 11:00 Country Tracks 12:00 BBC News 12:10 Live: Formula 1 Motor Racing 15:15 Britain Remembers September 11th 16:15 Songs of Praise 16:55 BBC News 17:15 BBC London News; Weather 17:25 Strictly Come Dancing 18:30 Nature's Miracle Babies

19:30 Countryfile 20:30 Inspector George Gently 22:00 BBC News 22:15 BBC London News; Weather 22:25 My Favourite Joke 22:55 Outnumbered 23:25 Sirens 00:55 Weatherview 01:00 Dragons' Den 02:00 Holby City 03:00 The Good Cook 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today 04:00 Newsday 04:30 HARDtalk

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Helicopter Heroes 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 To Build or Not to Build 11:45 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News at One 13:30 BBC London News 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Celebrity MasterChef 15:00 BBC News 15:05 Animals at Work 15:35 Scoop 16:00 Dick & Dom Go Wild 16:30 Horrible Histories 17:00 Newsround 17:15 Pointless 18:00 BBC News at Six

18:30 BBC London News 19:00 The One Show 19:30 Bang Goes the Theory 20:00 EastEnders 20:30 Panorama 21:00 The Queen's Palaces 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 BBC London News 22:35 A Question of Sport 23:05 Michael Clayton 01:00 Weatherview 01:05 The Great British Bake Off 02:05 Food Fighters 02:50 Antiques Road Trip 03:35 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today 04:00 Newsday

06:00 Breakfast 09:15 Helicopter Heroes 10:00 Homes Under the Hammer 11:00 To Build or Not to Build 11:45 Cash in the Attic 12:15 Bargain Hunt 13:00 BBC News at One 13:30 BBC London News 13:45 Doctors 14:15 Celebrity MasterChef 15:00 BBC News 15:05 Animals at Work 15:35 Scoop 16:00 Gimme a Break 16:30 Barney's Latin America 17:00 Newsround

17:15 Pointless 18:00 BBC News at Six 18:30 BBC London News 19:00 The One Show 19:30 EastEnders 20:00 Holby City 21:00 The Body Farm 22:00 BBC News at Ten 22:25 BBC London News 22:35 The Bomb Squad 23:35 My Boyfriend the War Hero 00:35 Weatherview 00:40 Harry's Arctic Heroes 01:40 Can't Take It with You 02:40 Antiques Road Trip 03:25 Newsday 03:30 Asia Business Report 03:45 Sport Today

06:00 Little Robots 06:10 Guess with Jess 06:20 Pinky Dinky Doo 06:35 Little Charley Bear 06:45 Rastamouse 07:00 Roar 07:30 Arthur 07:50 Dennis & Gnasher 08:05 Hounded 08:35 Splatalot 09:00 Live `n' Deadly 09:55 Dick & Dom Go Wild 10:25 League of Super Evil 10:40 Wolverine and the XMen 11:00 OOglies 11:15 Richard Hammond's Blast Lab: The Experiments 11:40 MOTD Kickabout

12:00 The Sky at Night 12:20 The Great British Bake Off 13:20 Escape to the Country 14:05 EastEnders Omnibus 16:00 Victorian Pharmacy 16:30 Live: Walker Cup Golf 18:15 Flog It! 19:00 Dad's Army 19:30 Live: BBC Proms 21:00 QI XL 21:45 Making of QI 22:45 QI 23:15 QI 23:45 QI 00:15 TOTP 2 Goes Disco! 01:45 Exiled 03:25 Pages from Ceefax

06:00 Little Robots 06:10 Guess with Jess 06:20 Pinky Dinky Doo 06:35 Little Charley Bear 06:45 Rastamouse 07:00 Roar 07:30 Arthur 07:55 Junior MasterChef 08:25 Bear Behaving Badly 08:45 Me and My Monsters 09:15 Jinx 09:35 Wingin' It 10:00 Something for the Weekend 11:30 Live: Walker Cup Golf 13:30 America Remembers September 11th 15:15 Live: Walker Cup Golf 18:00 Digging for Britain

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 Operation Crossbow 21:00 World's Most Dangerous Roads 22:00 Match of the Day 2 23:00 Mock the Week 23:30 Two Days in Paris 01:05 Photographing Fairies 02:45 Sport Today 03:00 Newsday 03:30 The Super League Show 04:00 Pages from Ceefax

08:00 Trapped 08:30 Green Balloon Scrapbook 08:55 Dirtgirlworld 09:05 The Koala Brothers 09:15 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:35 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:45 Nuzzle and Scratch 10:05 Get Squiggling 10:20 ZingZillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Pink Panther 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Diagnosis Murder 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 Animal 24:7 15:00 The Weakest Link

15:45 Real Rescues 16:30 Flog It! 17:15 Antiques Road Trip 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Reel History of Britain 19:00 Coast 20:00 University Challenge 20:30 Antiques Master 21:00 Dragons' Den 22:00 Shooting Stars 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 World's Most Dangerous Roads 00:20 Torchwood: Miracle Day 01:15 Newsday 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report

08:00 Trapped 08:30 Green Balloon Scrapbook 08:55 Dirtgirlworld 09:05 The Koala Brothers 09:15 Driver Dan's Story Train 09:35 Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 09:45 Nuzzle and Scratch 10:05 Get Squiggling 10:20 ZingZillas 10:45 Waybuloo 11:05 In the Night Garden 11:35 Pink Panther 12:00 The Daily Politics 12:30 GMT 13:00 Diagnosis Murder 13:45 To Buy or Not to Buy 14:15 Animal 24:7 15:00 The Weakest Link

15:45 Real Rescues 16:30 Flog It! 17:15 Antiques Road Trip 18:00 Eggheads 18:30 Reel History of Britain 19:00 Dragons' Den 20:00 The Great British Bake Off 21:00 Hairy Bikers' Meals on Wheels 22:00 Never Mind the Buzzcocks 22:30 Newsnight 23:20 Tootsie 01:10 Newsday 01:30 Asia Business Report 01:45 Sport Today 02:00 Newsday 02:30 Asia Business Report

06:40 Live: World Cup Rugby 09:00 Live: World Cup Rugby 12:00 ITV News and Weather 12:05 Corontion Street Omnibus 14:50 Johnny English 16:25 World Cup Rugby 17:40 London Tonight 17:50 ITV News and Weather 18:05 All Star Family Fortunes 19:00 Red or Black? 20:15 The X Factor 21:15 Red or Black?

21:45 The Jonathan Ross Show 22:45 ITV News and Weather 23:00 United 93 01:00 The Zone 03:20 Heist 04:10 Live: World Cup Rugby

06:30 Live: World Cup Rugby 09:10 IRB Rugby World Cup 12:00 ITV News and Weather 12:10 Funniest Ever You've Been Framed! 13:15 Survival: Tales from the Wild 14:15 The X Factor 15:15 Midsomer Murders 17:15 World Cup Rugby 18:30 London Tonight 18:45 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Holding Out for a Hero 20:00 The X Factor 21:00 Appropriate Adult 22:30 ITV News and Weather 22:45 Sixty Six 00:30 The Zone

02:05 Motorsport UK 03:00 ITV Nightscreen

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Coronation Street 20:00 Little England

20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Doc Martin 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 The Big Tease 00:10 Grimefighters 00:35 The Zone 02:40 UEFA Champions League Weekly 03:05 ITV Nightscreen 04:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show

06:00 Daybreak 08:30 Lorraine 09:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30 This Morning 12:30 Loose Women 13:30 ITV News and Weather 14:00 Dickinson's Real Deal 15:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 16:00 Midsomer Murders 17:00 The Chase 18:00 London Tonight 18:30 ITV News and Weather 19:00 Emmerdale 19:30 Mayday Mayday 20:00 Missing Millions

21:00 71 Degrees North 22:00 News at Ten and Weather 22:35 Land of the Dead 00:15 The Zone 02:20 Heist 03:10 Live: World Cup Rugby

06:55 Motorcycle Racing 07:25 British Formula 3 Motor Racing 07:55 The Morning Line 08:55 Hollyoaks Music Show 09:25 90210 10:20 Smallville 11:15 David Guetta's VIP Party! 11:50 The Simpsons 12:20 The Big Bang Theory 13:20 Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 13:55 Live: Channel 4 Racing 16:05 Sainsbury's Super Saturday 16:35 Come Dine with Me

17:05 Come Dine with Me 17:35 Come Dine with Me 18:10 Come Dine with Me 18:40 Come Dine with Me 19:10 Channel 4 News 19:40 4thought.tv 19:45 Bin Laden: Inside the War Room 21:15 The Million Pound Drop 22:40 Rhod Gilbert and the Cat That Looked Like Nicholas Lyndhurst 23:45 Sainsbury's Super Saturday 01:10 Garden State 02:50 Mesh 02:55 Mesh 03:00 3 Minute Wonder

06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Mobil 1: The Grid 07:25 Fencing 07:55 One Tree Hill 08:50 Hollyoaks Omnibus 11:25 Ibiza Rocks with XBox Kinect 11:40 Sainsbury's Super Saturday 13:10 Around the World in 80 Days 15:30 The Simpsons 16:05 The Simpsons 16:35 Deal or No Deal 17:35 4thought.tv 17:40 Channel 4 News 18:10 Journey to the Center of the Earth

20:00 Back from the Dead 21:00 Children of 9/11 22:35 World Trade Center 01:00 Live: American Football 04:45 Wogan's Perfect Recall

06:00 The Treacle People 06:10 The Hoobs 06:35 The Hoobs 07:00 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:25 Frasier 08:55 Secret Millionaire USA 09:55 Jo Frost: Extreme Parental Guidance 10:55 A Place by the Sea 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Three in a Bed 13:05 This Happy Breed 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 19:55 4thought.tv 20:00 Dispatches 21:00 Embarrassing Bodies 22:00 Rude Tube 23:10 Coming Up 23:45 Comedy Showcase 00:15 4Play 00:30 Rockfeedback Presents 00:50 WWI: Finding the Lost Battalions 02:20 Not Forgotten 03:15 Atlantic Convoys: The War at Sea 04:10 Smallville

06:15 The Hoobs 06:40 The Hoobs 07:05 Freshly Squeezed 07:30 Everybody Loves Raymond 07:55 Everybody Loves Raymond 08:25 Frasier 09:00 Supernanny US 09:50 Supersize vs Superskinny 10:55 A Place by the Sea 12:00 Channel 4 News 12:05 Three in a Bed 13:05 The Secret Supper Club 13:30 Comanche 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 19:55 4thought.tv 20:00 Inside Nature's Giants 21:00 Seven Dwarves 22:00 Shameless 23:05 True Blood 00:10 Poker's Million Dollar Girl 01:10 Sailing: Americas Cup Uncovered 01:35 KOTV 02:00 Fencing 02:30 Freesports on 4 02:55 Mobil 1: The Grid 03:20 Beach Volleyball

07:05 Milkshake Monkey 07:10 The Save-Ums! 07:25 Noddy in Toyland 07:40 Hana's Helpline 08:00 The Little Princess 08:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:30 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 08:45 Rupert 09:00 Olivia 09:10 The Mr Men Show 09:25 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Animal Families 10:05 Meerkat Manor 10:35 The Gadget Show 11:35 Big Brother 13:05 Calamity Jane 15:05 Chief Crazy Horse

16:45 White Hunter, Black Heart 19:00 5 News Weekend 19:05 Law & Order 19:55 NCIS 20:50 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 21:45 Big Brother 22:45 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:40 Forensic Files 00:10 Super Casino 04:05 The FBI Files 04:50 Chinese Food in Minutes

07:05 Roobarb and Custard Too 07:10 The Save-Ums! 07:25 Noddy in Toyland 07:40 Hana's Helpline 07:55 The Little Princess 08:10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 08:25 Mist: Sheepdog Tales 08:45 Rupert 09:00 Olivia 09:10 The Mr Men Show 09:25 Roary the Racing Car 09:40 Animal Families 10:00 Garden ER 10:30 Mexican Food Made Simple 11:00 Cowboy Builders

12:00 Big Brother 13:00 Murder by Death 14:50 Big Fish 17:10 Beetlejuice 19:00 One-Day International Cricket 20:00 Five News 20:05 Vantage Point 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 Once Upon a Time in Mexico 01:00 Super Casino 03:55 Chinese Food in Minutes 04:10 Great Scientists 04:35 Divine Designs

07:10 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 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 12:05 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Big Brother 13:15 Home and Away 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Miami 15:15 The Circuit

17:00 5 News at 5 17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 How Do They Do It? 20:00 Royal Navy: Submarine Mission 21:00 Soho Blues 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 Big Brother's Bit on the Side 00:00 Grey's Anatomy 00:50 Inside Hollywood 01:00 Super Casino 03:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 04:05 HouseBusters 04:30 HouseBusters

07:10 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 09:00 Ben And Holly's Little Kingdom 09:15 The Wright Stuff 11:10 The Wright Stuff Extra 12:05 5 News Lunchtime 12:15 Big Brother 13:15 Home and Away 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 CSI: Miami 15:15 Mind Over Murder 17:00 5 News at 5

17:30 Neighbours 18:00 Home and Away 18:25 OK! TV 19:00 5 News at 7 19:30 Chinese Food in Minutes 20:00 Revealed... 21:00 CSI: Miami 22:00 Big Brother 23:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 23:55 CSI: NY 00:45 Forensic Files 01:15 Super Casino 03:50 Chinese Food in Minutes 04:05 HouseBusters 04:35 HouseBusters

19:00 Top Gear 20:00 Doctor Who Confidential 20:45 World's Craziest Fools 21:15 Face/Off 23:25 Family Guy 23:45 Family Guy 00:10 American Dad 00:30 American Dad 00:55 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show

01:25 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 02:25 World's Craziest Fools 02:55 Three at the Fringe 03:25 Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 03:55 Three at the Fringe 04:25 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 05:25 SIGN OFF

19:00 Formula 1 Motor Racing 20:00 The World's Strictest Parents 21:00 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum 22:00 Family Guy 22:45 American Dad 23:30 Wilfred 23:50 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum

00:50 The Real Hustle 01:20 Jamelia: Shame about Single Mums 02:20 Three at the Fringe 02:50 The World's Strictest Parents 03:50 The Real Hustle 04:20 Jamelia: Shame about Single Mums 05:20 SIGN OFF

19:00 Don't Tell the Bride 20:00 Snog Marry Avoid? 20:30 The Real Hustle: New Recruits 21:00 Britain's Youngest Undertaker 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Three at the Fringe 23:00 Family Guy 23:45 Britain's Youngest Undertaker

00:45 The Real Hustle: New Recruits 01:15 Three at the Fringe 01:45 Don't Tell the Bride 02:45 Snog Marry Avoid? 03:15 Sex, Lies and Gagging Orders 04:15 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum 05:15 SIGN OFF

19:00 Total Wipeout 20:00 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum 21:00 Don't Tell the Bride 22:00 EastEnders 22:30 Wilfred 22:50 Family Guy 23:10 Family Guy 23:35 Don't Tell the Bride 00:35 Young, Dumb and Living off Mum

01:35 Wilfred 01:55 Britain's Youngest Undertaker 02:55 Three at the Fringe 03:25 Three at the Fringe 03:55 Total Wipeout 04:55 The Real Hustle: New Recruits 05:25 SIGN OFF


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Jag Hagelen Always a pleasure to read your Wickham’s World column on page 2. I would like to contribute to your comments a couple of weeks ago about diesel prices. I live in the Mijas Pueblo area so I know a little bit what is going on here. Just to share this information with your readers. The cheapest petrol station is Petroleros Mijas, Poligono Molino de Viento, Mijas Costa. Coming from Fuengirola take

Mijas Pueblo the exit towards the Miramar Commercial Centre, pass Iceland, pass the Miramar petrol station, second roundabout to the right and back at the next roundabout taking the slip road. Next is of course the Miramar petrol station. On the Carretera de Mijas one will find the GALP petrol station and its shop called Tangerina (like all of them). Other GALP stations are in Los Pacos, Fuengirola, taking the

British Vice Consul You may be interested to know of some important changes which are about to take place. As from September 1st 2011 all passports processed by the Madrid Regional Passport Centre will be printed in the UK and dispatched from there directly to the customer. This is part of a wider project which aims to repatriate all passport work to the UK by 01.04.2013. The changes are explained on the website. http://ukinspain.fco.gov.uk/en /help-for-britishnationals/passports/how-toapply/spain The basic message is that until

I realise that you have many British readers who enquire

For the fourth time in almost as many weeks the town water pipe is leaking all down the camino hill in La Carreta. Having had some areas with no water at all for six weeks recently, it seems to me that this situation is absolutely barking. Every so often we have to pay for the hill to be redone due to the amount of heavy lorries people have going up and down to do illegal building – and yes, I’m talking about all nationalities – but this time it’s being washed away by the river of water going down it. Funny thing is that the fontanera from the town hall also lives down there so, why he can’t fix it, who knows? Maybe it’s the latest job creation scheme and a neighbour informed me this morning that they will repair

Editor says: Thanks for this. I don’t see why anybody should pay over the odds for fuel and this week, Gibraltar’s National Week, Morrisons are taking 6 pence a litre off if you spend £50 in their store!

about passports and that it’s important to be aware of any significant changes. Editor says: I have spoken with the consulate and the idea is that this should cut down considerably on the possibility of identity theft once everything is done from one source which is obviously a good thing. However, Pete from Woody’s in Los Boliches will still be there to help you out with any renewals and I always get him to do mine – much more reliable than doing it yourself and finding your photo is rejected for one reason or another! Call him on 952 471 877 for more info.

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the town pipes – which is what they are before they get to our meters – if we pay between two and three thousand euros! She also told me that they intend to cut our water off after Thursday so I shall be going home this evening to make sure all the washing’s done and that we have plenty in the tank and stored in bottles in case they cut us off for the six weeks the people above us were off for. It can’t be that the pipes are full of “cal” as they told the people before as they’ve already had the pipes repaired on a number of occasions and one would think that, if they had any intelligence at all, they would have noticed then if the pipes were bad. Oh for a plumber who knows what he’s doing! All it takes is a couple of pairs of Stilsons, a bit of pipe and

Stargazing By Ken Campbell

If you would like to be kept up to date or take part in any of the events then go to www.kencampbell.info Well, I hope this information is useful.

British Embassy, Madrid

April 2013, customers from the countries we serve will continue to apply to Madrid. They will receive their new passport directly from the UK while any supporting documentation will be returned to them from Madrid. There is a flat courier fee of €24 which covers both shipments. It is expected that newly printed passports will be dispatched from the UK within 48 hours of the moment the application is validated. The new service has been rolled out in five other regions and, to date, is working well.

Pamela Edwards

exit to Benalmadena Costa and after that follow the signs to Los Pacos and at the exit of the A7 Motorway to Arroyo de la Miel.

maybe a couple of joints – I know this and I’m a “girlie” so why the officials seem to find it so hard I have no idea! Editor says: Not again! I live in that area as everyone knows and it’s beginning to get beyond a joke. I, too, shall be checking my deposito to make sure it’s full up!

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Astronomy or Astrology? I wish I had a pound for every time someone has asked me if I was an astrologer!

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stronomy and astrology are two different sides of the same coin but are really as different as heads or tails. Everybody at some time or another has read their ‘stars’ in the newspapers and we are all familiar with our own individual star signs be they Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, Leo etc. But how many people realise that these are all real constellations in the sky?

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ince the beginning of time humans have looked up at the moon, planets and stars and with no better understanding or explanation as to what they could possibly be they became wrapped in stories and myths. It was also presumed that they must have some supernatural influence on people’s lives. Probably one of the first things that ancient man noticed about the stars what that at different times of the year as the earth went around the sun different stars were visible. And that the sun, the moon plus the five ‘wandering stars’ – which we now know are planets– moved across the sky in a very narrow band. This narrow band is called the ecliptic and with super imagination twelve different constellations were picked out inside the ecliptic and were christened the zodiac. Although I must say that most of them do need a great deal of imagination to recognise what they are meant to represent!

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t was believed that where the sun was in relation to the signs of the zodiac on the day that you were born would have an influence on your personal traits and how your life would pan out. Also that the position of the stars could have an outcome on events that were about to happen. And so people who could study the movements of the stars and planets became in great demand by rulers of nations to help them predict forthcoming events. Virtually every nation had their own Royal Astrologer on hand to help with important decisions. Many historical leaders from Alexander the Great to Herr Hitler relied heavily on astrology for their forward planning. And when Halley’s comet appeared in 1066 it

was deemed to be a clear omen to William to set about on his conquest of Britain. Well you win some you lose some!

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ome astrologers expanded on their work and studied the sky with great accuracy and so serious astronomy was born, as in-depth complicated mathematical calculations were needed to measure the movements of the moon or a certain planet for a particular date. Today the Astronomer Royal has replaced the Royal Astrologer and Martin Rees now fills that position in the UK.

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or people who attach importance to their own individual birth signs then unfortunately there is some bad news for you. The original signs of the zodiac and the dates they are meant to cover were invented thousands of years ago. But because of movements in the earth’s orbit known as precession then the star sign that you believe is yours is almost certainly NOT the constellation where the sun was on the day you were born. Whenever I hold a star party I always end the evening by asking folk for their date of birth and which star sign they think is theirs. Then by using a computer program showing exactly where the sun was on the day that they were born I am able to tell them what their true star sign really is. If anyone would like to know his or her true star sign then simply email your birth date to me at kencampbell1@msn.com.

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isit www.kencampell.info to learn more.


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Citroen to unveil futuristic minivan Citroen will present the futuristic Tubik concept, a nine-seat hybrid minivan, at this month's Frankfurt auto show. The brand says the study is based on the idea that travel should be fun.The concept offers passengers a lounge-style area behind the driving compartment, with modular seating that can be arranged centrally around a table or moved to take advantage of a large multimedia screen.''dedicated to comfort and relaxation,'' Citroen says.

Lorenzo on cruise control MotoGP world champion Jorge Lorenzo made it three wins for the season with a dominant performance at the Misano San Marino MotoGP.

The Yamaha star then absorbed constant pressure from the Repsol Honda rider for the first half of the race – after which Stoner began unexpectedly dropping back. Stoner later revealed that he was simply physically exhausted – not having slept well since last Sunday's Indianapolis round – and just didn't have the strength to push as hard as he wished. Lorenzo remained in total control to the chequered flag to win his first race since Mugello by 7.299sec and reduce Stoner's points lead from 44 to 35 with five

rounds to go.

The nine-point change was due to Dani Pedrosa finishing in second, ahead of the tiring Stoner. Third on the grid Pedrosa had dropped back from the leading pair during the first half of the race. But Stoner's loss of pace allowed Pedrosa to close quickly on the Australian and he wasted no time in drafting past along the back straight with six laps to go. Stoner – who has won seven races this season,

including the previous three events – was left to collect

the final podium place, 11.967sec behind the victorious Lorenzo. The highlight of the closing stages was a thrilling three-way fight between Marco Simoncelli, Andrea Dovizioso and Ben Spies for fourth, after they had dropped Rossi. Repsol rider Dovizioso tried every trick in the book to pass fellow Italian Simoncelli, but the Gresini Honda star thwarted his every effort. The trio were

David Cameron welcomes two millionth MINI e new Jaguar 12MY is on sale now The fastest and most efficient production Jaguars ever created are now available. The new XF 2.2, capable of travelling in excess of 800miles on a single tank of diesel while emitting just 149 g/km of CO2 is joined by the XKR-S – a car that can accelerate from rest to 100 mph in 8.7 seconds before reaching an electronically limited 186 mph. Each model forms part of the new Jaguar

12MY programme of ongoing upgrades and improvements that sees the XF take on an elegant new look. The new 12MY range is launched at an exciting time for Jaguar as it prepares to unveil the next stage in its bold, productled strategy for growth at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

The two millionth MINI was driven off the production line last week at Plant Oxford by Prime Minister David Cameron. Of the two million, more than 1.5 million MINI’s have been exported to customers in more than 90 countries around the world, from Australia to Venezuela. Prime Minister David Cameron said: “It’s a real privilege to drive this true British icon off the production line today. The 2 millionth MINI to be made here in Oxford is a fantastic symbol of the UK’s strength in the global automotive industry and a great British manufacturing success story.

side-by-side into a braking zone on the final lap, but it was Simoncelli who held his line and regained fourth on the exit. The #58 took fourth by 0.037sec from Dovizioso, with Factory Yamaha rider Ben Spies, seventh early in the race, just 0.702sec further behind Colin Edwards has confirmed he will leave the Tech 3 Yamaha team to ride for newcomers Forward Racing next year.

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Mo Farah earns his gold Farah, who won the silver medal in the 10,000m, held off the challenge of Bernard Lagat of the United States and Ethiopia's Imane Merga, to win in 13 minutes, 23.36 seconds, in one of the best races seen at the championships. "I can't quite believe it," Farah said afterwards. "I pictured the 10k on the last lap thinking, I came so close then I'm not going to let anyone pass me." Farah, has made huge sacrifices in his quest to become one of GB’s finest long distance runners spending months training with the Kenyans at altitude, and moving with his family to Oregon at the start of the year to be coached by Alberto Salazar. He kept himself out of trouble at the back of the pack for the first 2,000m in a slow-paced race. A break from Saudi Arabian Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah stretched the pack but Farah moved up through the field to sit on his shoulder as the race entered the final kilometre. Lagat tracked Farah throughout the second half of the race, but was unable to match his victory over

this distance in 2007 and had to settle for a second successive silver. Farah, who covered the final 400m in 52.87 seconds to become the first British world champion over the distance, added: "It's been hard work and a lot of sacrifices and I have to thank so many people who've been behind me. "But you can't get carried away. It's a long way (to the London 2012 Olympics). The aim is to stay injury free. Anything can happen in long distance."

Local cricket returns

The club’s mission statement is “Cricket 4 All”. This means that whatever your age or ability there is a game of cricket waiting for you. Currently ages range from 13 to Bus Pass and beyond with seven different nationalities. We are also committed to developing youth and people that have never played the game before ... so there is no excuse! Why not get rid of your partner for the day? A lot of work has been done on and off the pitch. The wicket has been expertly turned 90 degrees so that the winter sun doesn't affect the batsmens' eyes. A big thank you to David Cooper and his Grass Europa team for doing such a professional job. No

Bjorn again Denmark's Thomas Bjorn clinched back-to-back titles with victory at the European Masters in Switzerland. The 40-yearold two-time Ryder Cup star, who won last week's event at Gleneagles, shot a final-round of 62 to win by four shots at Crans-surSierre. Germany's Martin Kaymer was second on 16 under with Rory McIlroy, Jamie Donaldson and Jaco van Zyl tied for third one shot further back. England's world number two Lee Westwood finished tied for sixth on 14 under. Bjorn arrived in Switzerland in good form having triumphed in a fiveman play-off at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland. Beginning the day three shots behind

Challenge Cup Trophy Benalmadena Bowls Club Vs Lauro Golf Bowls Club

With the new season getting underway on Sunday 11th September. After a very short break cricket returns again next Sunday to the Cartama Oval with the newly formed local side named as Costa del Sol Cricket Club.

Farah’s tactics this time were spot on, saving his kick until the final 200 metres after gradually increasing the pace. It’s hard to say “if only” after winning silver and gold, but it could have so easily been double gold if Farah had used these tactics in the 10,000m. He has an incredible turn of speed and is now quite rightly Nº 1 in the world. Who would have thought that a couple of years ago? Triple jump defending champion Phillips Idowu was pipped to gold by

Christian Taylor. Idowu jumped a season's best 17.70m in the third round to stretch his lead in the triple jump, but American Taylor responded with a 17.96m effort. And that proved the winning leap as Idowu, who improved to 17.77m in the fourth round, was unable to jump further in his final two attempts and he had to settle for silver. "It wasn't my day," said the 2009 world champion. "I felt I had that distance in my legs but it never came. "I jumped two seasons’ best but it wasn't enough. Hopefully I can do it at next year’s Olympics and get gold.”

Last Friday saw the completion of the Annual Benalmadena v Lauro Challenge Cup Competition.

Friday Benalmadena needed to win by 5 games to 2 to take the Trophy. After 9 ends the scores were very

some hope. But it was not to be, with Lauro winning 5 of the next 6 games to win 5 – 2 and be worthy winners and

In last week’s game Benalmadena had a fine win, winning 5 ½ to 1 ½ to make the overall score 16 – 18 in Lauro’s favour. So on

close. The first match to finish was the pairs with the Benalmadena team coming back to win after being 9 – 0 down to give Benalmadena

retain the trophy. After the game the 40 bowlers plus spectators sat down and had a fish and chip lunch. The trophy was presented by Mike Monk from Sierra Gorda Bistro in Coin.

more “I couldn't see the ball for the sun!” Batsmen will need new excuses for the coming season. The new nets provided by Cricket Espana are up and running and 15 players practised their skills in a very enthusiastic session last Saturday. Off the field a meeting has been held to recruit/press gang volunteers into the various positions required to effectively run a cricket club. The match next Sunday will be an on-house team A v team B game at 10.30am. Nets are Saturdays 10am12noon. Please phone first to confirm. If you are interested in playing – whatever age and ability you are very welcome to attend. If you are interested in umpiring/scoring or being a part of the cricket scene please contact Tim Meal on tim_sheena@hotmail.com or telephone 662 233 302

Mike Monk of Sierra Gorda Bistro presents the trophy

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overnight leader Jamie Donaldson, the Danish veteran started slowly, sinking pars in the first three holes before a bogey on the fourth. But he followed that up with four straight birdies and added another at the 11th to race ahead. A second bogey came on the 12th, but he sank a 12-foot putt for eagle at the par-five 15th and then nailed two eight-foot putts in the closing par fours to ease to his third victory of the season. Bjorn, who also won in Qatar in February has now won 13 times on the European Tour stretching back to 1996, but he has had a somewhat rollercoaster career, admitting to "fighting demons" after he lost the 2003 Open from three ahead with four to play.

Jose Cobo climbs into lead Chris Froome and Bradley Wiggins are second and third respectively in the overall standings after Juan José Cobo (Geox) climbed to victory on an epic stage 15 of the Vuelta a España to take the leader's red jersey on Sunday. Cobo made his move with just under seven kilometres remaining on the fearsome final climb of the Alto de L'Angliru(pictured below). That 12.5km ascent had an average gradient of over 10%, with ramps of up to 23.5% in places, and not surprisingly it splintered the field – with even two television motorbikes struggling to cope with the extreme steepness of the slopes.

Monday was a well earned rest day in the tour with stage 16 on Tuesday heading to the Basque region of Spain. Report courtesy of www.teamsky.com


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Kenteris and anou acquitted An Athens appeals court has acquitted Greek sprinters Costas Kenteris and Katerina Thanou of faking a motorcycle crash in 2004. A panel of three judges ruled there was a lack of evidence to prove the pair staged the crash to avoid a doping test on the eve of the Athens Olympics. The two had been found guilty of perjury in May. A 33-month suspended sentence against coach Christos Tzekos for possessing banned substances was reduced.

Storms ahead for Andy Murray At the time of going to press Andy Murray’s US Open plans could have been thrown into turmoil with a horrendous spell of wet weather forecast to hit New York. US Open chiefs were last night on the verge of cancelling today's afternoon session with heavy rain and thunderstorms set to hit Flushing Meadow. But, following a two-hour meeting, they instead opted to front-load their schedule in an effort to get the fourth round completed with Murray, weather permitting, first up on Arthur Ashe stadium at 11am (4pm UK time) against Donald Young. Murray admits he's out for revenge against Young as he attempts to erase the painful memories of his darkest hour this season. The British No.1 takes on the American youngster for a place in the quarter-final of the US Open but there is additional motivation for him. Murray was at his lowest ebb when he suffered back-to-back defeats against

early on and had good intensity.” That lasting memory of losing to Young should be more than enough to maintain Murray’s intensity.

Donald Young celebrates his victory over No. 14 Stanislas Wawrinka.

Young and Alex Bogomolov jnr at Indian Wells and Miami in the wake of his crushing Australian Open final hammering at the hands of Serbian ace Djokovic. Young was then ranked No143 in the world. That was back in March and Murray wants to erase that memory for good. Murray said, “It’s not so much revenge against Donald; it’s more for the

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Young, now ranked 84, has spent most of his young life struggling under the pressure of being the next great American hope. At 15, he was the best junior in the world and he found himself surrounded by agents, sponsors and members of the US Tennis Association. He was bombarded with wild cards into high-profile professional tournaments in the hope he would sweep all before him in his push to the top. But instead, he was beaten week-in, and weekout and his confidence was in tatters. It is only now, aged 22, that he is beginning to show signs he could make a name for himself.

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Germany's Martin Kaymer has joined US Open champion Rory McIlroy in withdrawing from this month's Seve Trophy in France. World number five Kaymer was set to be the leading player in captain Jean van de Velde's Continental team. The biennial matchplay competition, named in Seve Ballesteros' honour, sees Continental Europe play Great Britain and Ireland over four days. McIlroy withdrew saying he needed two weeks rest from his schedule. Kaymer said he was feeling the effects of a head cold and he wanted a rest ahead of the Alfred Dunhill Links in Scotland which starts on 29th September.

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US fly in for Walker Cup defence The United States Walker Cup team begin the defence of the Walker Cup against Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, on 10th and 11th September 2011 in the 43rd playing of the biennial tournament. “We are really excited to be here,” said US Team Captain, Jim Holtgrieve. “This is where golf began and I know from my experiences in the game just what the sport means to the people of Scotland.


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