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Militants 'attack Kandahar killings site' Militants in Afghanistan launched an attack on Tuesday on a government delegation which was visiting the site in Panjwai in Kandahar province where a US soldier killed 16 civilians on Sunday.

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Trial run for general strike disappointing The protest marches called by the unions in some 60 cities across the country on Sunday against the government's labour reforms brought out disappointingly low numbers. The organisers – the Workers Commissions and the UGT (General Workers Union) – claimed that more than 400,000 had turned out in both Madrid and Barcelona. The police put the numbers much lower – 30,000 in Madrid and 14,000 in Barcelona. According to newspaper reports on Monday, the final figures showed that around 150,000 people had joined the strike. Some observers said the low numbers could be

attributed to the fact that the unions had called the strike for March 11th – the eighth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings, when there were several commemorative acts being planned. The unions justified their choice of date, saying Sunday the 18th is the day before Father's Day on the 19th which is a holiday in many parts of Spain, and the following Sunday, the 26th, is too close the general strike called for March 29th.

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Iberia staff call off strike ‘marathon’ Iberia pilots and cabin crew have called off a series of 24 one-day strikes spread over a period of three months which were scheduled to start on Friday, March 16th. The government announced on Monday that the two unions

involved – Sepla and Stavla – and Iberia had agreed to appoint a mediator to “help find solutions and begin a process of consensus”. The pilots and cabin crew are opposed to Iberia’s plan to create Iberia Express, a lowcost airline which they claim will lead to a loss of

Accuracy of road death numbers questioned New Traffic Authority director María Seguí said last week there may be some “surprises” when the final calculation of road deaths last year is made. She said the numbers released in the past had only included the deaths occurring in the 24 hour period after the accident. The Authority is currently collecting data from hospitals around the country which will include the deaths that occurred up to 30 days after the

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Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused Syria of laying landmines near its borders with Lebanon and Turkey, along routes used by refugees to escape the violence. The New-York based group Human Rights Watch called on Syria to immediately cease laying the mines, calling them "militarily ineffective" weapons that will mostly kill and injure civilians for years to come. HRW said a 28-year-old former Syrian Army deminer had reported that he and some friends removed around 300 mines from the Hasanieih area in early March, along routes

used by refugees to reach Turkey, while a 15-year-old boy had lost a leg to a landmine after trying to help a friend of a family, wounded in the government assault on the Baba Amr district of Homs, to cross the border into Lebanon. Syria – which is not among the 159 nations signed up to the 1997 Ottawa Treaty, banning the production, use and stockpiling of anti-

personnel mines – has not publicly commented on the claims. Meanwhile, government and rebel forces are accusing each other of massacring some 45 people, mainly women and children, whose bodies were found in a cellar in the besieged town of Homs on Monday. The UN says more than 8,000 people have now died since anti-government

protests erupted in Syria a year ago. On Monday, UN Secretary General Ban Kimoon and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged the international community to speak with one voice on Syria. Mrs Clinton told the UN Security Council that Syria's "horrific campaign of violence" had "shocked the conscience of the world".

Imam dies in mosque An imam died in a fire on Monday at a Shia mosque in the Brussels suburb of Anderlecht, in what is believed to have been a deliberate attack.

The mayor of Anderlecht told local media that a petrol bomb had been thrown at the mosque on Monday evening and that a man had been detained. An eyewitness said a dozen worshippers were waiting to pray “when someone entered with a bag, with a container full of petrol inside which he threw into the centre of the room". Initial reports said the imam, who was aged

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Airlines plea to political leaders The chief executives of Airbus, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Lufthansa, Air France, Air Berlin and Iberia have written to political leaders complaining about a recently introduced EU carbon tax, arguing that the pollution levy threatens jobs and trade. They about

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Sarkozy attacks Schengen accord French President Nicolas Sarkozy has threatened to withdraw from Europe's open border zone unless more is done to stop illegal immigration. He told supporters at a Paris campaign rally on Sunday that reform was the only way to avoid the "implosion" of Europe. He said that unless there is progress in the next 12 months, then France would

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“Right to die” case Benefits Memorial to soldiers killed last week approved According to a statement by the Save The Children charity a quarter of a million children will be pushed into poverty due to the government’s overhaul of the child benefits system saying that they have a “blind spot”. The charity claims that the new Universal Credit scheme means that 150,000 single mothers could lose £68 a week (£3,500 per year).

Tony Nicklinson of Melksham, Wiltshire has won the right to have his case heard in respect of his right to have a doctor lawfully end his life. Mr Nicklinson, 57, has been the victim of “lockedin syndrome” following a stroke in 2005 while on a business trip to Athens. He can communicate only by using a computerised system that recognises blinks or tiny movements of his head and then types on a screen what he needs to say. He has indicated in this way that his life – as it is – is “dull, miserable, demeaning, undignified and intolerable. He will be asking the court to grant declarations that a doctor could intervene to end his “indignity”, with his consent and with him making the decision with

full mental capacity. The doctor would have a “common law defence of necessity” against any murder charges. The ruling came after Mr Justice Charles granted an application by the Ministry of Justice for the case to be “struck out” arguing that what Mr Nicklinson wants the court to decide should be a matter for Parliament. However Justice Charles ruled that he had an arguable case to go before a full court.The case will be heard later this year.

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Hundreds of people paid tribute to the six young soldiers killed in a predawn patrol in Kandahar, Afghanistan on Tuesday last week.

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Five of the six soldiers were from the 3rd battalion The Yorkshire Regiment and a special evensong service was held in their memory at the Minster in Halifax – the spiritual home to the regiment where a book of condolence was opened on Thursday. Lines from World War I poet Wilfred Owen’s “Anthem for Doomed Youth” were read out as a reminder of how young the victims of war can be.

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Gay “marriage” The Catholic church have read a letter penned by the Archbishop of Westminster to all of their 214 parishes on Sunday urging them to oppose the governments proposals to allow gay marriage within the church. The Catholic church hold the view that “marriage” should be between a man and a woman for the procreation of children and not between single sex couples. Many are saying that it is not necessary as there is already single sex civil partnerships legally performed since 2004 in other places although, under current laws, it cannot be called a marriage.


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Javier Arenas, the Partido Popular's candidate in the Andalucia regional election on March 25th, refused to take part in Monday night's televised debate on Canal Sur because of the station's "lack of neutrality". Canal Sur has recently been condemned by the Electoral Commission for broadcasting an unauthorized demonstration outside the PP's regional headquarters. The Commission has also condemned the station for breaking electoral law by screening an image of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy during a report on a police operation against paedophilia.

appeared on the screen during a press conference given last week by the PP's Andalucia spokeswoman, Rosario Soto, who has never been mentioned in connection with the Marbella corruption case.

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its image, saying that the incidents were not “errors but part of a strategy to give the party a negative image”. If Arenas wins the regional election, as is expected, it would be the end of 30 years of Socialist rule in Andalucia.

Former top Junta man jailed A Sevilla judge has jailed the former general director of the Junta de Andalucia's Labour Department without bail on charges of granting large sums of money “in connivance with others and in an unfair and arbitrary way” to “relatives, friends and high-ranking members of the Junta”. The

Fighting cocks seized The police were looking for drugs but came across an added bonus of 75 fighting cocks during a series of raids in the Las Albarizas area of Marbella. The cocks are valued at €3,000 each and were destined for illegal fights. It was the biggest haul of fighting cocks since 160 were seized in Malaga in August 2010. During the raids, the police also seized 44.5 kilos of drugs, weapons, money and several kilos of jewellery, and arrested 33 people .

prosecution has calculated that Francisco Javier Guerrero distributed some €933 million over a period of 10 years from funds that should have been used to help struggling companies retire or dismiss workers. During his statements to the court, Guerrero said former Junta premier Manuel Chaves and

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The original copy of the 1812 Constitution of Cadiz, known affectionately as “La Pepa”, was returned to the city last week as part of the celebrations of the 200th anniversary of its signing. La Pepa was removed from the archives of Parliament in Madrid amid very tight security provided by the Central Brigade of Special Protections. The

Brigade's 300 members are used to escort valuable documents and paintings when being transported, as well important foreign visitors. La Pepa will be the key exhibit in the exhibition “En clave de Historia” at the Casa Pinilla in Cadiz before being returned to Madrid towards the end of the year. The

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DNA tests for stolen baby families A team of DNA specialists from a Madrid laboratory will be in Malaga on March 31st to take samples from members of families who believe their babies were stolen shortly after birth in the period from 1950 to 1980.

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The test, which will cost €110, will be used to find matches among people who believe they could have been one of the stolen babies. Francisca Sánchez and her husband are among more than 50 people who have signed up for the tests. They were told their baby had died shortly after being born at the Carlos Haya hospital in 1973 but they suspect he was stolen to be given up for adoption to paying couples. Around 100 cases of suspected stolen babies have already been reported in the province and 83 are being investigated the by police. A spokesman for the Association of Stolen Babies of Andalucia (Aberoa) said the objective was to create a nationwide

The Provincial government’s health department and the University of Malaga are participating in an EU project which involves a robot called Jirafa (giraffe) that monitors in real time the health of elderly people living at home. The prototype is being tested in three homes in the province – two in Malaga capital and one in Estepona. andalucia is the only region in Spain involved in the development and improvement of this technology, along with five other EU countries.

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Chinese man tries to fool Trafico The guardia Civil arrested a Chinese man after he presented himself for a driving test with the photo of another man attached to his application form. The guardia at Trafico HQ in Malaga, where driving tests are given to foreigners trying to obtain Spanish licences every Wednesday, noticed the man in the photo had less hair. When they began questioning the applicant he ran for the exit but was stopped when he took a wrong door and ended up back inside the building.

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his month's flavour – and probably for several months to come – is the strike in one form or another. At least that's what the unions are planning. However, the poor turnout for Sunday's protest marches – which were seen as a trial run for the March 29th general strike – may have taken the wind out of their sails. The CC.OO (Workers Commissions) and the UGT (General Workers Union) claimed 400,000 to 500,000 people had turned out in both Madrid and Barcelona – figures the police knocked down to 30,000 and 14,000 respectively. You would have thought the unions might dispute such a huge knock down, but their silence on this score has been deafening. So maybe the police got it right. I checked out the Guardian and the BBC – always quick to crow about any left-wing victory in Spain – and found nothing, which means the police figures are the ones closest to the real turnout, give or take a thousand or two. I'm not knocking either the Guardian or the Beeb, having worked for both of them in my time, but they do tend to look at the Left anywhere in the world through rose-tinted glasses. n the other hand, progovernment pundits here are claiming that all the hullabaloo about a general strike is a ploy to divert attention from the regional election in Andalucia on March 25th, which the Partido Popular is tipped to win. The unions think that by concentrating on the iniquities of Mariano Rajoy's labour reform they'll frighten people into voting to keep the Socialist Party in power in Sevilla, as it has been since Andalucia became a decentralised region or autonomy on February 28th 1980. If they succeed, the Socialist dominance of Andalucia will then seriously rival the Franco dictatorship for longevity. But let's not count our chickens before they're hatched – although I'm already working on two different columns for the March 28th edition of The News. eanwhile, the decidedly promonarchy ABC newspaper is putting the unions under a microscope and releases interesting titbits every few days. A recent one was called “VIP trade union leaders” which tells how some former union leaders went on to sit on the boards of big companies, on which they had formerly represented their respective unions, and are now earning €366,000 a year before tax. Another little ABC snippet tells how

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the unions had been taking advantage of idealistic young people to get them to work for nothing, long before the current government came up with the idea. The difference is that the government will keep up the youngsters' Social Security payments and let them keep collecting their dole payments or any other financial assistance they might have been receiving in lieu of dole. s for that ultra right-wing rag La Razon, it's seeing wild-eyed revolutionaries behind every bush and under every stone all over Spain. We'll soon be in the throes of another civil war, if this newspaper's warnings turn out to be right. I think it's fairly safe to say that small, radical antisystem groups are always quick to infiltrate peaceful protests anywhere in the world but at least here, I suspect, the students and the M-15 movement are much warier now that they've experienced the mayhem these groups can unleash. f the general strike goes ahead – as it probably will because the unions seem convinced they can force the government to drop or radically change the labour reform – I predict it will be an abysmal flop, especially if the PP wins in Andalucia. The Socialists will be in such a state of shock that they won't have the energy to protest about anything, let along a labour reform that they didn't have the guts to carry out when they should have.

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hey just don’t known when to leave it alone; the conspiracy theorists are at it again. Those far-right elements within the Partido Popular and other right-wing groups are still pretty miffed over the Socialist win in 2004 just days after the March 11th, 2004 train bombings in Madrid. These people still can’t believe that Spaniards wanted the PP out and wanted Spain out of the Iraqi War – it was as simple as that. But now the PP is back in power, and the country’s new top law enforcement officer is looking for ways to back in to the March 11th inquiry based on “new evidence” that may or may not exist.

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ttorney General Eduardo Torres-Dulce (right) announced on March 4th that he had ordered the Madrid district attorney to look into a report that wreckage from one of the trains that was bombed in the Santa Eugenia station, was still being kept outside the capital. Apparently, Tafesa, the company that was ordered to clear and refurbish the carriages after the investigative and forensic evidence was concluded, still has some of the scrapped metal stored inside a warehouse at a train yard outside of Madrid. This information was made public earlier this month by the conservative website Libertad Digital, which has been a strong propaganda voice for those who believe that the bombings, which left 191 dead and more than 2,000 injured, was perpetrated by ETA and not Islamic extremists as the courts ruled. Complete with its report in which it quotes unnamed Tafesa workers questioning why they were told to store that wreckage, Libertad Digital also posted photos of what appears to be the same scraps of metal which the website compares with the original wreckage of the train.

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afesa had a contract with Renfe to repair and refurbish the carriages after the Supreme Court gave the Spanish train operator the right to scrap the metal after all the forensic and expert studies were completed. But Torres-Dulce ignited a new row when he asked the Madrid district attorney to ensure that

there was no obstruction of justice, eight That years after the tragedy. announcement was quickly criticised by Pilar Manjón, president of the M-11 association of victims affected by terrorism and who presided over a wreath-laying ceremony on Sunday at Madrid’s main Atocha station. “You call yourself a fine legal specialist, but you seem to not know that the statute of limitations on obstruction of justice runs out after five years,” she said in a speech addressing Torres-Dulce. “This I know myself, and I am only a victim. Way to go, Mr Attorney General.” Manjón, who lost a son in the attack, said that “revolting manipulations of some fanatical conspiracy theorists” have caused enormous psychological damage to the victims and their families.

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ut even among those families of victims, there are many who still lean toward the PP’s conspiracy theory. Ángeles Pedraza, of the Association of the Victims of Terrorism, and Ángeles Domínguez, of the Association for the Aid of Victims of 11-M – two organisations closely in line with the conservative party – are demanding that investigations continue because of the new supposed evidence found. The courts have long upheld that the explosives used to carry out the worst terrorist attack on Spanish soil was similar to devices used by terrorists in the Middle East, and far from what the Basque terrorist group ETA had ever used. A controversial Madrid court judge, who wanted to push the conspiracy issue through, was recently ordered to shut her own investigation focusing on the ETA and bomb theories because the case has already been settled.

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egardless of the true findings of the March 11th 2004 bomb attacks, not everyone will be satisfied and, unfortunately, this spectre of speculation won’t go away. There are still a lot of people out there who believe George W. Bush and Dick Cheney had something to do with the World Trade Centre attacks in 2001 and, of course, the JFK second gunman theory is still being floated out there. But these brutal tragedies should not be used to further the political ambitions of a few fanatics. The 191 who died in 2004 train attacks should be allowed to rest in peace, and their families be afforded the necessary closure to carry on with their lives.


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Community News Can I vote? e News Help Desk  The forthcoming elections on Sunday 25th of March will be to elect the Autonomous Government of the Andalucian Parliament – the Junta de Andalucía. Andalucía, which consists of eight individual provinces, is the second largest of the seventeen autonomous regions of the Kingdom of Spain. The Andalucian parliament sits in Sevilla the capital and consists of 109 members. It is responsible for electing the regional president and controls the region's budget and overall administration. The autonomous regional elections, held every four years, are not open to foreign residents. European foreign residents may only vote in local municipal elections and European elections and only then if they are included on the electoral

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¿Cuándo? Recently I was struck once again at how easy it is to go wrong when looking up a word in a dictionary. Somebody wanted to say last week and came up with "la última semana". Well, la última semana does mean the last week. However, it is the last week in the sense that no more are coming after it. La última semana de Agosto - The last week of August La última semana del año - The last week of the year. If you want to speak about last week (the week that has just gone) use la semana pasada. La semana pasada fui a Málaga - Last week I went to Malaga. Last month is el mes pasado Last year - el año pasado For next week you can use la semana próxima but it is probably more common to use la semana que viene - literally the week which is coming. La semana que viene voy a ir al museo Picasso - Next week I'm going to go to the Picasso museum. El mes que viene - next month El año que viene - next year. We all know that tomorrow is mañana but do you know how to say the day after tomorrow. It's pasado mañana. Yesterday is ayer. The day before yesterday - anteayer. And there is word for last night which is anoche. Well, ya está. That's it Hasta la próxima - Until next time. Valerie Valerie runs the Centro Idiomas Language School in Coin. Her books, “The First Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Second Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” & “The Third Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” (€5 each) and “The Verb Book” (€7) are available from The News office in Coin, Woody’s Cards and Books in Los Boliches, David’s Books in Los Boliches or by email from vjeffrey1@fastmail.fm Valerie's books can also now be bought from her website - www.cslspain.com or call 952 450 747.

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Marbella Smash and Grab The Jeans Factory Outlet Store on the Carretera de Cadiz, km 184.5, on the outskirts of Marbella was broken into in the early hours of last Friday morning. The 8mm plate glass window was smashed with what is believed to be an iron bar at 5.25am and three men equipped with large bags stole around 600 items of designer jeans and clothing including Tommy Hilfiger, Armani, and Dolce and Gabbana jeans(among other labels), Jack Jones Tshirts and Alejandro Jimenez party dresses

which have been valued at around €45,000. The whole snatch lasted less than three minutes from start to getaway. The owners of the store had to spend the day cleaning up after the smash and grab, although the store valiently stayed open for business and would appreciate our readers’ help in identifying any of these luxury goods that may be being offered at ridiculously low prices around markets or through bars and restaurants so that the perpetrators can be apprehended.

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Dinner, dance & charity Members of Benalmadena and Torremolinos Branches of The Royal British Legion enjoyed a dinner dance at The Peacock on March 6th with a lavish three-course hot and cold buffet, after which they took to the floor to the music provided by Adele and Jason, "Double 'o' Soul". Proceeds from the raffle raised €200 euros for the Poppy Appeal. Thanks to all who provided prizes. The Benalmadena RBL meets every Monday at Blazing Saddles, Avenida Bonanza, commencing at 11.00 a.m.

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Monday saw Commonwealth Day being celebrated And Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth sent this message to the citizens of the 54 members "One of the great benefits of today’s technologybased world is the range of opportunities it offers to understand and appreciate how others live: we can see, hear and enter into the experience of people in communities and circumstances far removed from our own. A remarkable insight we gain from such windows on the world is that, however different outward appearances may be, we share a great deal in common. Our circumstances and surroundings may vary enormously, for example in the food we eat and the clothes we wear, but we share one humanity, and this draws us all together. The joys of celebration and sympathy of sadness may be expressed differently but they are felt in the same way the world over. How we express our identities reveals both a

also be explored and which can draw us together, stronger and better than before."

citizenship we already enjoy by using our cultural connections to help bring us even closer together, as family and friends across the globe.

rich diversity and many common threads. Through the creative genius of artists – whether they be writers, actors, film-makers, dancers or musicians – we can see both the range of our cultures and the elements of our shared humanity.

The new song – sung by rising star Laura Wright – “Stronger As One” is an emotionally powerful anthem, the music and lyrics by Robert Hartshorne, contain a mixture of elements from around the Commonwealth reflecting its geography, history and values.

To support this theme, a special song has been composed for the Commonwealth, ‘Stronger as One’. There are any number of ways in which that single piece of music alone can be played or sung anywhere in the Commonwealth. And by sharing the same music with our own personal interpretations and contributions, the wonderful human attribute of imagination is nourished, and we gain insights of understanding and appreciation of others. The Commonwealth offers a pathway for this greater understanding and the opportunity to expand upon our shared experiences in a wider world. A world in which paths to mutual respect and common cause may

“Connecting Cultures”, our Commonwealth theme this year, encourages us to consider the special opportunities we have, as members of this unique gathering of nations, to celebrate an extraordinary cultural tapestry that reflects our many individual and collective identities. The Commonwealth treasures and respects this wealth of diversity. Connecting cultures is more, however, than observing others and the ways in which they express themselves. This year, our Commonwealth focus seeks to explore how we can share and strengthen the bond of Commonwealth

Recording of the song is now complete and is available to download from iTunes. On 12th March it had its first public airing at the Commonwealth Observance Service at Westminster Abbey on Commonwealth Day – the first official event to mark the start of the celebrations for The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and of course, attended by Her Majesty. Written by Pete Woodall of Woody’s, Los Boliches Member countries and their flags are pictured, right.

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A little gem in the countryside … and the people of Coin and surrounds try to keep it for themselves!

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anta Fe is a fivebedroomed restaurant hotel, open for both lunch and dinner either in the rustic beamed farmhouse restaurant or in the conservatory. During the warmer months you can eat “al fresco” in the garden around the pool and under the olive tree which are reputed by the locals to be several centuries old. The restaurant and bar were built in the 18th century as a private house

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waited tables when necessary. They both trained in Holland and worked together in Amsterdam in several different restaurants where Jaap rounded off his classical training in fine dining and Mediterranean dishes which he has integrated so successfully into Santa Fe’s menu.

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The legendary Bunny Lane who is now appearing exclusively in Benalmadena at Picasso’s Show Bar. This week, on Friday 16th & Sunday 18th March with his fabulous one-man show. The Show also features Rob Stevens - man of many faces

restaurant in 2007 when the previous owners decided to return to Holland and since then have been putting their own personality into Santa Fe. They have also been renovating the accommodation from the original rustic white to what Marije describes as a more romantic style while

Saturday 17th March - Rob Stevens and Steve Chappell The Only Afternoon Entertainment Venue

Afternoon sessions: Karaoke / Live act Sunday to Friday 4 - 8pm Happy Hour 4 - 6pm Bottled beers Red / Green €1 - House Spirits €1 Branded Spirits (Smirnoff, Bacardi etc.,) €2 Mixers €1 - House Wine €1 JD / Bailey’s / Tia Maria €2.50.

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Local 14, Plaza Ibensa, Benalmadena (under Eduardo’s Restaurant)

Call 605 663 335 (after mid-day please!)

Booking Essential

Friday - Bunny Lane and Rob Stevens - entry €5 Saturday - Rob Stevens & Steve Chappell - entry €5 Sunday - Bunny Lane and Rob Stevens - entry €5 Friday, Saturday & Sunday - Doors open 8.30pm for the evening show. Clients must be seated by 9pm. Shows start promptly at 9.30pm. Ask about our Dinner Show.

retaining the rustic characteristics which make it the perfect destination for either a dinner or a romantic weekend.

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he new season’s menu covers every taste – including vegetarian dishes – and every week there are different specials, so have a look at the blackboard for them. The menu is seasonal and sourced locally where possible and the catch of the day is literally that, as it is caught by Jaap’s friend on a daily basis and supplied to the restaurant still dripping sea water – you can’t get much fresher than that! Everything is home made by Jaap, including the desserts, so you can be sure that freshness and quality will be foremost in your dining experience at Santa Fe.

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he new “A la Carte” menu has six starters, for example “Salad with quail breast and legs, chives, crispy bacon and a honey vinaigrette” or “Pumpkin soup with cream cheese and herbs”. Mains include three fish dishes with either cod, salmon or the “Catch of the day” and five meat dishes with “Rib eye steak served with white onion purée and a red wine sauce” or “Slow cooked beef cheeks with shallot sauce”. Other dishes include chicken and lamb and for the vegetarians there is “Stir fried vegetables with soy and rice” or a delicious “Mushroom and Parmesan cheese risotto”. The menu is priced at €21.50 for two courses or €27.50 for three courses and for all of you sweet lovers you will just have to wait to see the fantastic selection that Jaap has prepared for you.

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forthcoming summer programme of BBQ’s and live music evenings situated around the pool and under those beautiful aged olive trees.

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aap and Marije send you best wishes and look forward to seeing you soon to enjoy the Santa Fe dining experience.

anta Fe is a fivebedroom farmhouse hostel on the outskirts of Coin at Km 3 on the A7102 which is the first exit to Coin when driving up from Marbella or the last exit to Coin on the way down to Marbella.

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A Service with a swing

On Sunday March 18th at 6.00pm in the Cemetery Chapel, Alhaurin el Grande, St Andrews Chaplaincy Costa del Sol East are holding a special “Service with a Swing” which will include music, poetry readings and a performance from Harmony Magic. Join in their Praise Service and enjoy some hymns sung to new themes including Jazz, Gospel and more, and all accompanied by Roy Alan from the Nelson Music Academy.

The service will be followed by refreshments and all will be welcome. For further details contact Marjorie Arthurs 617 562 530 or Caroline Macfarlane on 697 867 377.

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e bar with something for everyone - El Mojito, La Carihuela La Carihuela – the old fishing village of Torremolinos – is situated between the towns of Benalmadena and Torremolinos. If you walk along the paseo from either direction look for the car park with the statue of the fisherman in his boat. This is Plaza del Remo and just off the plaza is Bar El Mojito – one of the longest established British bars in the area. There’s always lots going on at El Mojito! Live entertainment, karaoke and quiz and bingo nights, all Sky football is shown on

six big-screen TVs and there is a games room and Wifi zone. They open at 11am every day and food is served all day until 9pm with no siesta. Everything from a cup of tea and toasted tea cake, to a four course meal.

made very welcome. So don’t forget, if you are looking for somewhere to go in the evenings, El Mojito is the place. All shows begin at 9.30pm and entry is free. Enjoy a meal before the show or just call in for a drink.

They have lots of meal deals that include drinks so why not pop along and see for yourselves – you will be

See their main advert on page 19 for the artistes appearing and join them for a fun evening.

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The Costa Celts group, Jim Harrington on the tin whistle, Tony Bell singer and guitarist and singer Carol Fay will perform a few numbers. Bring your dancing shoes and dance, waltzes, foxtrots or siege of Ennis.

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Stuffed Roast Pork, Marinaded Chicken, Lasagne and much, much more...

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A selection of mousses and home-made cakes (Children under 8-years-old half price)

Open 7 days a week 13:00 - 22:00 New management - New staff Restaurant Don Q, Paseo Maritimo, 40, Fuengirola

SPECIAL OFFER! 8oz entrecôte steak with all trimmings & bottle Rioja - only €22 per couple Food Served all day 11am to 9pm Monday, Robbie’s Karaoke Roadshow Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Music Trivia Quiz, Bingo, Play Your Cards Right plus Live Football Friday Siobhan - female vocalist from Dublin - country Irish 60s, 70s & 80s Fun for all ages Saturday Night Life - Comedy vocal duo - not to be missed tributes to Elvis, Tina Turner & Showaddywaddy Sunday “Mr Blue Eyed Soul” Danny Stone - tributes to Barry White, Chris Rea, Soul

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Daily Home cooked specials from €3.80

952 564 953

For further information telephone Tony 680 104 987 or Terry 676 154 055.

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The association would like to thank the committee in the church in Arroyo de la Miel, their home since 1991, for their co-operation in previous years, with fond memories of Father John and Father William, taking an active part in our celebrations. They would also like to thank Javier Carnero Sierra, Mayor of Benalmadena, the Ayuntamiento de Benalmádena, and of course Joanna from the foreigners department at the townhall.

A prize will be awarded to the best dressed, Irish themed, male, female and child. Bring your own seats and for safety reasons, do not bring bottles or drinking glasses as they will be confiscated.

Probably the best Sunday roast in Benalmadena, 2 courses from €5.40

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Bar El rio For fantastic tapas, drinks, raciones and typical Spanish specialities. Live music with Martin every Thursday. Open 12.00 noon ‘til 4.30 & 7.00 ‘till late (Closed Sundays and Monday lunchtime)

952 664 311 - 691 406 453 Calle Francisco Cano, 60, Los Boliches

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From local talent we have, (for the younger age group), CJ’s Celtic Chicks, a selection of comedy songs by Paddy Gonzalez, Kathy’s celtic dancers and for the purists amongst us we have UNA singing Gaelic songs. Also, Joan Mooney, Kitt O’driscoll and Segundo dancing a reel. Leslie Thomson, yet again, is the Piper for the day.

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This year Mass will be held in the Church, Virgin del Carmen in Avenida Bonanza, Benalmadena Costa. The service starts at 1pm followed by the parade to the feria ground at Parque Paloma, Benalmadena. The show should start at 2.15pm. This year they are bringing from County Donegal, (pictured right) the dance group trio, Rinnce Na Dtri, all Ireland champions. From County Wicklow, John and Katherine Kinsella, fiddle and accordion champions, from Dublin, Carmel Silver, ballad singer and recording artist.

The Mooring

Wednesday 14th K T Peters Multi-change drag act Thursday 15th Mad Terry- Man of many voices Friday 16th Lesley HarrisonRock Chick Saturday 17th Mario Ross - Welsh wizzard of voice Sunday 18th Mad Terry- Man of many voices Monday 19th KT Peters Multi-change drag act Tuesday 20th Ian Jacks - DJ by day, superstar by night Now Open from 8.30pm

LIVE MUSIC

Av Antonio Machado Benalmadena Tel.: 645404911

La Risa @ Lauro Golf

Diamond Jubilee - 3 Course Lunch Sunday June 3rd plus entertainment with Jason Oliver - €20pp - tickets available now!

••••••••••••••• Saturday 17th March - St. Patrick’s Evening From 7.30pm - 3 course meal €15

••••••••••••••• Sunday 18th March - Mother’s Day Lunch Free glass of cava and home made chocolate for “mums” From 1pm ••••••••••••••• Monday - 2 Course Curry Menu 7.50€ Wednesday & Friday - Fish & Chips Saturday - Special Menu or Event Sunday - Excellent Sunday Lunch

Advance Bookings are advisable

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By: Josh Trank Starring: Michael B Jordan, Dane DeHaan, Alex Russell Three high school students make an incredible discovery, leading to their developing amazing powers beyond their understanding.

special effects, Trank offers a new take on the superhero formula, and one which has been given the thumbs up by many movie critics.

As they learn something about just how far their new found abilities can take them and how to use them to their advantage, their lives start to spin out of control as their darker sides begin to take over. With an unknown, freshfaced cast and modest

Made in “found footage” style, a bit like The Blair Witch Project, this faux documentary chronicles how the three teenagers come into contact with a mysterious rock. They develop telekinetic powers, start off modestly but before you know it are

zooming through the sky and jumping off clouds. At first the boys find it fun to use their new found skills to play practical jokes and to have fun racing to the top of skyscrapers. But Andrew (DeHaan) has a troubled home life. His mother is dying, and his father bullies the boy. Andrew’s new powers

offer an easy way of getting his own back on what he sees as an uncaring world. So we head into the usual superhero territory – with great power comes great responsibility. The actors playing the three boys are authentic and the movie clips along at a brisk pace with never a dull moment.

London Calling - Best of British? One of the biggest events to happen in the UK this year is the Olympics, and Britain is home to some of the best musical artists and bands in the world – so why on earth is Blur the main act at the closing ceremony, along with New Order and The Specials? Seriously, is this the best the promoters can come up with? Please tell me I am not alone in thinking that The Stones, Jamiroquai, Adele or Sting would do a better job in representing their country – even Chas & Dave would be better at this point! Let’s go back to 1994 when Blur hit the charts with Parklife, which was quite a catchy little tune, but the same year Oasis’s debut album “Definitely Maybe” was far better. The fact is

when it comes to Brit Pop Blur and Oasis have always been rivals, but anyone with ears knows that Oasis is the better band. Many people do not like the Gallagher brothers, and I understand that, but you can’t deny that their music is excellent, it’s well crafted and structured. Only true Blur fans will know that Blur released two albums, prior to their success with Parklife, so they have been going three years longer than Oasis and, in my opinion, aren’t half as good.

If you think back there are only three Blur albums that were successful: Parklife, The Great Escape and 13 – and out of these three there are probably two decent tracks on each one. This said, if you heard “Coffee and TV” on the radio, you’d probably turn it off, the only thing that made that track great was the video with the cute milk cartons – so, “13” isn’t really a great album at all. Now, if you think about Oasis albums, just “Definitely Maybe” alone, the whole album is packed with classic songs – even Coca Cola are using one of the songs from that album for an ad campaign. After “13” Blur went quiet for a while, then Albarn came up with “Gorillaz” – they were ok, had one or two hits, but were by no means

memorable. It’s not like animated bands are that much of a novelty, personally I think “The Arches” – “Sugar” was far better than any of the “Gorillaz” work. London hosting this year’s Olympics gives Britain the perfect opportunity to show the world, what great athletes and talent they have, not palm us off with some band that broke up a decade ago and that aren’t very good. So why aren’t the best British bands fighting to represent their country? Is it because they have doubts about how the UK will pull off this event? My question is, why is this closing ceremony called “Best of British”, when it’s more like “Dregs of British”? Written by Abigail Tyler

unique there had been nothing like it before – or in the 40 years since. Many people don’t like musicals and I can understand why. People walking down the street and breaking into soppy love songs at the drop of a hat, and dancing in inappropriate places can be rather irritating. Cabaret has nothing like this. Every song (with the exception of one) is sung as a performance on the stage of the Kit Kat Club where our protagonist, Sally Bowles, works. he film is, of course, TChristopher loosely based on the Isherwood play “I am a Camera”, set in prewar Berlin. I say loosely based because the character Sally Bowles was actually English and had a terrible singing voice, so as you can imagine, the casting of Liza Minnelli in the part changed all that. he opening number TEmcee introduces us to the (Joel Grey) welcoming us to the club ‘Willkommen’ but far from feeling welcomed, the number has a very sinister feel about it and the chorus girls are nothing short of threatening and intimidating. he Nazis’ violent rise is a Tundercurrent powerful, ever-present in the film. Though explicit evidence of their actions is only sporadically presented, their progress can be tracked through the characters’ changing actions and attitudes. Although this is not, and was never meant to be, a horror film, I must say it has one of the most chilling scenes I have ever witnessed in a movie. On a sunny day, whilst people are enjoying a drink in a beer garden, a young boy stands and begins to sing. This is the only number not performed in the club. He is a blond

boy singing what seems to be an innocent lyrical song about the beauties of nature, but as the camera pans down, we see he is dressed in the brown uniform of the Hitler Youth. The song escalated into the strident “Tomorrow belongs to me” with the majority of the drinkers standing and joining in and the boy giving the Nazi salute. am not going to rattle on Itheabout the plot as without background, it is not a strong story. The story starts with Sally singing at the club, and ends with her there, but the strength of the story is because of its circumstances. A lot does happen though and there are a couple of sub-plots thrown in. n the beginning of the film, IareNational Socialist members sometimes harassed and even kicked out of the Kit Kat Klub, but the final shot of the film shows the cabaret’s audience is dominated by Nazi party members. here were memorable TMichael performances by Liza, York and especially Joel Grey, who had reprised his role from the stage production. The film was directed by choreographer and dancer Bob Fosse and any fan of his would instantly recognise his signature movements on stage. was interested to learn that Ihappy Ms Minnelli, who was not with the wardrobe department choices, hunted vintage and goodwill stores for the wonderful costumes worn by Sally Bowles. o, unique indeed. A Swithmulti-layered musical, timeless unforgettable numbers from Ebb and Kander, with a socio/political root! It doesn’t get much more different than that .. and of course as a period piece, it will never date.


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March 21st April 19th

TAURUS

April 20th May 20th

GEMINI

May 21st June 21st

CANCER

June 22nd July 22nd

LEO

July 23rd August 22nd

VIRGO

August 23rd September 22nd

Slow down Aries and give yourself a moment to look around at what you have achieved so far, you will find that others are very interested in helping you to succeed, so allow them the time to help you and let them know that you appreciate all their efforts and hard work. Finances are the focus right now and you will be looking at many ways to boost the coffers. Surrounding yourself with those who have a positive attitude will help you remain on the ball.

Even if others don’t understand your motives the key is to go ahead with your plans anyway and it is the actions that will capture the attention of others. This is your chance to stand tall and appear different so be willing to take a chance on something if need be. Be careful with contracts and agreements making sure that you check all the facts. A relationship is likely to enter a new phase of growth and involvement.

At the start of the week there can be challenging events or actions that can cause you to want to retreat or to turn away from the progress you are currently making – do not allow your fears or insecurities to take hold. Your sensitivity is heightened at the moment surrounding matters of the home and family, whether there are relationship issues or you are working on fixing up your physical dwelling. Be kind to yourself this week. This is not going to be an average time for you but one that gives you a tremendous opportunity for you to use your free thinking skills to take a chance on a new idea. Expect to be challenged but dig your heels in and hold your own. Your heart and mind are on the same page and if there is something that you want this is a great time to go ahead and get it. Your energy is stabilising and others will welcome the kind of distraction you bring to their lives. Are you going to live by your own standards or try to adapt to the everchanging standards of others – this is the big question this week. Others may not like what you have to say, but as long as it is the truth eventually they will respect you for having the courage to say it. Your leadership skills have a chance to blossom and all eyes and attention will be focused on you as others look to you to light the way. Helping and assisting others will bring rewards. One of your greatest wishes and hopes for the future is about to come true and the doors of opportunity are being flung wide open for you. The negativity that has been in your life has a chance to release allowing you to feel a sense of inner freedom that you haven’t felt for years. Some foes become friends, there is a U turn happening in some areas of your life. You are being given a break Virgo, a chance for some harmony in your life.

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Spring has sprung and we can sit outside again, so why not try this authentic Sicilian pasta dish,and turn inexpensive fresh sardines and store cupboard ingredients into this simple springtime treat.

Pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines) Ingredients:

Serves 8

• 1 handful fresh, wild fennel, roughly

• 2 tbsp pine nuts • 2 pinches

chopped (use fennel fronds as an alternative) • 10 tbsp olive oil • 1 brown onion, finely chopped • 5 anchovy fillets in oil • 1 kg/2lb 4oz fresh sardines, scaled, cleaned and filleted • 2 tbsp tomato purée • 2 tsp currants

saffron thread • 800g/1lb 12oz bucatini pasta (or spaghetti) • 2 tbsp breadcrumbs • salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions 1. Bring a large pan of water to boil, add the chopped fennel and boil for 20 minutes. 2. Meanwhile, heat eight tablespoons of the olive oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the onions and fry for five minutes until softened and translucent then stir in the anchovy fillets and fry gently for 3-4 minutes until they have broken down. 3. Add half the sardines, the tomato purée and a couple of ladlefuls of water from the fennel pan. Stir for a few minutes then add the currants, the pine nuts and saffron. Cook gently for 15 minutes. 4. When the fennel is cooked, drain and reserve the cooking water. Add the fennel pieces to the sardine mixture and a splash more fennel water

to slacken the mixture to a thick sauce consistency. Add the rest of the sardine fillets and cook for a further 10 minutes, breaking up the fillets a little. 5. Meanwhile, bring the reserved fennel water back to the boil. Add plenty of salt and top up with boiling water if necessary then add the bucatini and cook according to packet instructions. While the pasta is cooking, fry the breadcrumbs with the remaining olive oil over a medium-high heat until golden-brown and crunchy. 6. Drain the pasta and mix with the sardine sauce then leave it to rest for 10 minutes. To serve, spoon the pasta on to warm serving plates and sprinkle with the breadcrumbs.

Changing and modifying your actions and efforts so you can enjoy the harvest of your endeavours is where your attention is right now. It is like a craftsman that keeps building even though there may not be enough customers at the moment. The key is to be prepared for future demands; this is all about bringing your resources September 23rd - together so that you are not following paths that lead to dead ends. Get your domestic life in order and stock up on supplies and essentials. October 22nd

LIBRA

SCORPIO

October 23rd November 21st

There may be extremely powerful personal temptations coming your way but also Scorpio there is a strong spirit within you that will not allow you to go down easy or take or take life lightly. As a result you make a big splash and an unforgettable impact, to all that walk across your path. Others count on you for that very quality, the intensity and penetrating purpose that you exude. You will be feeling restless this week.

SAGITTARIUS You are in a place of stillness this week and the radiance that you are giving out will

calm those around you down who could be in a panic. While everybody else is nervous and jumpy it is your job to be the beacon that lights the way for others to follow. It is the inner peace within you that is the soothing balm that others want November 22nd - and need so badly for themselves. So on this note don’t let your energy fall on stony December 21st ground be discriminate with who really needs you.

CAPRICORN You have been climbing your entire life and on this climb you have reached certain

resting places at points where you witness and relish the view and the distance you have travelled. At the moment though it does appear as though things are beyond your immediate ability to control and in one way that gives you the freedom to be December 22nd - as creative and expressive as possible. You are in the place of creative genius and January 19th we can expect unpredictable things from you.

AQUARIUS

January 20th February 18th

PISCES

February 19th March 20th

A little extra communication to loved ones can go a very long way this week, do not assume that they know the details or understand why you have certain things planned. Later in the week, leave the seriousness behind you and go out and have some fun. By the weekend it will feel as if you are being lifted right up and out of your shoes and anything is possible, all you have to do is trust the tide and let it take you to a sandy shore.

Be careful about making minor problems much bigger than they really are, your initial instincts will be correct but your thoughts may then get the better of you this week. It is important for you to get to the heart of the matter and know what others really think and feel. Words and promises in the past have disappeared before, take your time and be in the moment in any situation. Times are changing so be patient, you need a trusted ground to stand on and a solid place to make your dreams real – this takes time.

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Five-year-old Shiloh steals the scene while mum Angelina looks on elegant as ever … but seven-year-old Zahara remains the girlie one The Jolie/Pitt family always seem to be properly kitted out and Tuesday remained the same with five-year-old daughter Shiloh wearing a T-shirt with a jaunty tuxedo print arriving at LAX airport for a flight to France with her mother Angelina Jolie and seven-year-old sister Zahara. The differences between the two girls was remarkable with Shiloh’s short cropped hair, trainers and cargo pants while Zahara sported her blue braided hair that has recently become one of her favourites, a leopard print top and knee high boots over jeans. The whole Jolie/Pitt family had

been in New Orleans over the weekend helping to rebuild the town Brad Pitt fell in love with while filming “Interview with a vampire” with Tom Cruise in 1994. They own a property in the town’s French Quarter. Pitt has been helping rebuild the town following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and on Saturday evening he and comedienne Ellen de Generis hosted the Make It Right foundation’s big fundraiser in the city. The sold-out gala saw up to 1,200 guests attending who had paid between $1000 and $2,500 each to attend the dinner prepared by New Orleans

celebrity chefs John Besh and Emeril Lagasse plus entertainment by such stars as Rhianna, Dr. John, Seal and Cheryl Crow. “Each time I come back to New Orleans and drive over that bridge, I get this swell of joy,” Pitt told Reuters, his eyes going watery. “It means a lot to me to watch that neighbourhood take shape.” Pitt estimated the events and sponsorships would raise $4 million for Make it Right, which aims to build 150 homes in the Lower Ninth Ward and has pulled in about $30 million since its founding four years ago. Zahara, left. much more “girlie” than little sister Shiloh, right

Evan’s baby unveiled Rodrigo or Rebekha? BBC Radio 2’s Chris Evans has defied economic gloom and on Monday after his breakfast show took to the streets in his brand new £412,000 Maserati MC12.

Ferrari 250 GTO. He has always been known for his madcap ways and was the original presenter of the popular

“Don’t forget your toothbrush” series on TV where people were picked out of the audience and then sent on luxury holidays.

The presenter had to manouevre out of a rather tight parking place outside the station’s London HQ in Gildea Street, Westminster, but the self-confessed petrol head managed to get going without scraping the gleaming white car. The six-litre Maserati MC12 is made entirely of carbon fibre, has a top speed of 208mph and goes from 0-60mph in just 3.8 seconds – and is one of only 50 available for sale. Despite its sporting heritage, the MC12's interior is designed for luxury, with a mix of gelcoated carbon fibre, blue leather and silver “Brightex”, a synthetic material dubbed “too expensive for the fashion industry”. Evans is famous for his love of classic cars. In 2010 he paid a British record of £12million for a 1963

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Rodrigo Lopes became famous for sharing a bath with fellow male contestant Charlie Drummond, followed by a passionate embrace in the bedroom, during series 10 of Big Brother. He has now embarked on a new stage in his life, this time as Rebekah Shelton and has an appointment with his doctor next week to look into possible hormone treatment followed by gender reassignment surgery after he has been living as a woman for at least a year

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The Brazilian student said in an interview with Heat magazine: “I’ve always felt like I had a woman inside of me,

always. But I used to hide it. I’ve always liked make-up, treatments and other womanly things, and I was 18 when I first started experimenting. But early this year I told my best friend Andrea how I was really feeling. She encouraged me. When I came back to the UK I started wearing my friends’ clothes first, then I began shopping for them. People in the shops were surprisingly normal about it. Now I go out with a transvestite I made friends with. She’s very glam. We go to straight clubs and get a lot of attention.”

Of alter ego Rebekah he said: “She likes to pay her own way and not have doors opened for her. She’s flirty, but would never go home with someone on the first date. She’s very shorttempered, too! She’s much madder than I could ever be – once, she tried to take her high heel and throw it in a man’s face.”

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7:30pm Our Kids' Rotten Teeth: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Love Life 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:30pm London News 10:35pm For Better for Worse 11:35pm The Late Debate 12:05am The Jonathan Ross Show 1:05am Take Me Out 1:55am The Zone 3:00am Our Kids' Rotten Teeth: Tonight 3:25am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight

6:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Safari Vet School 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Benidorm 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Movie: Mad Max 2 12:20am The Zone 2:45am Connie and Carla 4:20am ITV Nightscreen

7:00am Freshly Squeezed 7:30am According to Jim 7:55am Festival Morning Line 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:30pm Cheltenham Festival 4:15pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm SuperScrimpers: Top 10 Money-Saving Tips 9:00pm One Born Every Minute 10:00pm 10 O'Clock Live 10:55pm Sri Lanka's Killing Fields: 11:55pm Random Acts 12:00am Cheltenham Festival Highlights 12:30am Black Cab Sessions 1:00am The Album Chart 1:35am 4Play: All the Young 1:50am 4Play: Jodie Marie 2:05am The Crush

8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:30pm Cheltenham Festival 4:15pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv

8:00pm Location, Location, Location 9:00pm Mary's Bottom Line 10:00pm Our Man in Tenerife 11:05pm Embarrassing Bodies 12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Cheltenham Festival Highlights 12:40am China: Triumph and Turmoil 1:35am Stephen Miller Part Two 1:40am The World's Richest Teenager and Me 2:35am Strange Little Girls 2:50am The Confession

7:30am According to Jim 7:55am Festival Morning Line 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Frasier 9:55am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:30pm Cheltenham Festival 4:15pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:25pm Cheltenham Festival Highlights 7:30pm 4thought.tv 7:35pm Come Dine with Me 8:30pm New Girl 9:00pm The Celebrity Bank Job 10:00pm Rude Tube 2012 12:05am The Inbetweeners 1:05am Cheltenham Festival Highlights 1:35am Random Acts 1:40am Pushing Tin 3:40am Crash, Bang, Wallow

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Mio Mao 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Hana's Helpline 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm Emergency Bikers 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: NY

3:15pm Love's Resounding Courage 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Cowboy Builders 8:00pm Big Body Squad 9:00pm NCIS 10:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 10:55pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11:55pm Poker: The Big Game 12:50am Inside Hollywood 1:00am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:00am Little Princess 7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Hana's Helpline 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm Emergency Bikers 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: NY 3:10pm Prayers for Bobby 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:15pm Live UEFA Europa League Football 8:05pm XXX 10:25pm The Foreigner 12:15am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Hana's Helpline 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm Emergency Bikers 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm NCIS

3:15pm Nora Roberts' Tribute 5:00pm Neighbours 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm Home and Away 6:55pm Inside Hollywood 7:00pm The Great Falklands Gamble: Revealed 8:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 10:55pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:55pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport Mundial 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 7:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Confessions of a Shopaholic 10:40pm Family Guy 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm American Dad! 11:45pm American Dad! 12:10am Don't Tell the Bride 1:05am Pramface

1:35am White Van Man 2:05am Metro 3:55am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:25am Don't Tell the Bride: Mother's Day Special

7:00pm Young Talent: Winners' Stories 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride: 9:00pm Pramface 9:30pm White Van Man 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:30am Pramface

1:00am White Van Man 1:30am Don't Tell the Bride: 2:30am Russell Howard's Good News 3:00am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 3:30am Riots and Revolutions: My Arab Journey 4:30am Young Talent: Winners' Stories

7:00pm Doctor Who 7:55pm Doctor Who Confidential 8:00pm World's Craziest Fools 8:30pm The Real Hustle: Celebrity Chancers 9:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm White Van Man

11:00pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:30am Russell Howard's Good News 1:30am White Van Man 2:00am The Real Hustle: Celebrity Chancers 2:30am Don't Tell the Bride: Mother's Day Special 3:30am The Secrets of Everything


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The Celebrity Bank Job

Return To The Falklands

Fri, Mar 16th 9.00pm

In this new one-off 60-minute documentary marking 30 years since the Falklands War, three men return to embark on journeys of discovery about themselves, the islands and the Argentinian soldiers they faced. Through their stories, Return To The Falklands explores the human side of war and the captivating beauty of the Falkland Islands.

Tue, Mar20th 9:300pm

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

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6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am Football Focus 12:00pm BBC News 12:10pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 2:30pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 4:45pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 6:55pm BBC News 7:10pm Let's Dance for Sport Relief 8:45pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 9:35pm Casualty 10:25pm BBC News; Weather

10:45pm Match of the Day 11:45pm The Football League Show 1:00am Weatherview 1:05am BBC News 1:30am The Bottom Line 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am World Olympic Dreams 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click

6:00am Breakfast 7:55am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Country Tracks 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:00pm Bargain Hunt 1:30pm A Question of Sport 2:00pm Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix 4:00pm David Walliams' Big Swim: A Sport Relief Special 5:00pm Lifeline 5:10pm Songs of Praise 5:45pm Land Girls 6:35pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 7:00pm Countryfile

8:00pm Antiques Roadshow 9:00pm Upstairs Downstairs 10:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm War of the Worlds 12:10am Weatherview 12:15am Film 2012 with Claudia Winkleman 12:55am David Walliams' Big Swim: A Sport Relief Special 1:55am Holby City 2:55am The Last Explorers 3:55am Sport Today 4:00am Newsday

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Crime and Punishment 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am The Sheriffs Are Coming 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm I Want My Own Room 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Sport Relief Does Glee Club

4:30pm Helen's Polar Challenge for Sport Relief 5:00pm Behind Closed Doors: 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Britain's Crimes of Honour - Panorama 9:00pm Empire 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm A Question of Sport 11:05pm Our Economy: 11:45pm The Graham Norton Show 12:30am Weatherview 12:35am Rita Simons:

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Crime and Punishment 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:28am BBC News 10:30am The Queen's Jubilee Loyal Address. 11:30am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm I Want My Own Room 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Sport Relief Does

Glee Club 4:30pm Pixelface 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm Crimewatch 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Crimewatch Update 10:40pm Rita Simons: My Daughter, Deafness and Me 11:35pm Film 2012 with Claudia Winkleman 12:15am Weatherview 12:20am Great British Food Revival 1:20am Rita Simons:

7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Pixelface 8:35am Prank Patrol Down Under 9:00am Ultimate Sports Day 9:30am Helen's Polar Challenge for Sport Relief 10:00am My Life 10:30am Trapped 11:00am Hacker Time 11:25am OOglies 11:40am MOTD Kickabout 12:00pm Escape to the Country 1:00pm Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights

2:15pm Cromwell 4:30pm Final Score 5:30pm Flog It! 6:30pm Dad's Army 7:00pm The Story of Light Entertainment 8:00pm How God Made the English 9:00pm Have I Got News for You 9:30pm Arena: The Dreams of William Golding 11:00pm Lord of the Flies 12:30am The Sarah Millican Television Programme 1:00am Besieged

6:35am Driver Dan's Story Train 6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Paradise Cafe 8:30am Wingin' It 8:50am Deadly 60 Bites 9:00am Friday Download 10:00am Something for the Weekend 11:30am Homes Under the Hammer 12:30pm EastEnders 2:20pm The Taming of the Shrew

4:20pm Escape to the Country 5:20pm Flog It! 6:20pm The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey 10:00pm Match of the Day 2 11:00pm Formula 1: Australian Grand Prix 1:00am Rugby Union: Six Nations Highlights 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:15am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Chuggington 10:30am Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm My Life in Books 1:30pm Living Dangerously 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm Eggheads

6:30pm Britain's First Photo Album 7:00pm University Challenge: The Story So Far 8:00pm University Challenge 8:30pm The Little Paris Kitchen: with Rachel Khoo 9:00pm The Tube 10:00pm Watson & Oliver 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Movie: Starter for 10 12:50am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:15am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Chuggington: Badge Quest 10:30am Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm My Life in Books 1:30pm Living Dangerously 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm Eggheads

6:30pm Britain's First Photo Album 7:00pm Rugged Wales 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 9:00pm Horizon: The Truth About Fat 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Are You Having a Laugh? TV and Disability 12:20am How God Made the English 1:20am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:20am This Morning: Saturday 12:20pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm Live FA Cup Football 3:00pm Death on the Nile 5:35pm London Tonight 5:45pm ITV News and Weather 6:00pm All Star Family

Fortunes 7:00pm New You've Been Framed! 7:30pm Harry Hill's TV Burp 8:00pm Take Me Out 9:15pm The Jonathan Ross Show 10:15pm ITV News and Weather 10:30pm FA Cup Highlights 11:30pm The Cube 12:25am The Zone 3:00am In Plain Sight 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am FA Cup Highlights 10:30am May the Best House Win 11:30am Dickinson's Real Deal 12:30pm ITV News and Weather 12:40pm Murder, She Wrote 1:40pm Columbo: Murder in Malibu 3:30pm Live FA Cup Football 6:15pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News and Weather 6:45pm Planet's Funniest

Animals 7:00pm Dancing on Ice 8:30pm Live Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Mother's Day Special 9:30pm Dancing on Ice: The Skate Off 10:00pm ITV News and Weather 10:15pm Cops with Cameras 11:15pm Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union 12:10am The Zone 2:35am River Monsters 3:25am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 1:55pm London News 2:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News 7:00pm Emmerdale

7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm The Dales 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Scott & Bailey 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:30pm London News 10:35pm The Agenda 11:05pm Mayday Mayday 11:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Katherine Jenkins 12:25am The Zone 2:30am Champions League Weekly 2:55am ITV Nightscreen 4:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 1:55pm London News 2:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Countrywise Kitchen 8:00pm Homes from Hell 9:00pm Return to the Falklands 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Benidorm 11:35pm Ladette to Lady: Australia 12:25am The Zone 3:00am Crossing Jordan 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:35am Road to London 2012: Paralympics Extra 7:30am The Grid 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Koko Pop 9:25am Real Stories: Eminem 10:25am New Girl 10:55am Charlie's Angels 11:50am The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm Channel 4 Racing 4:15pm Channel 4 Presents - 2012: Mandip Sehmi - Part Two

4:20pm Come Dine with Me 4:50pm Come Dine with Me 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:25pm Come Dine with Me 6:55pm Channel 4 News 7:25pm 4thought.tv 7:30pm River Cottage Veg 8:30pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 9:30pm The Celebrity Bank Job 10:30pm Copycat 12:55am Sex Drive 2:45am No, No, No 2:50am The Death of Mr Lazarescu

7:05am Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 7:30am Channel 4 Presents 2012: David Smith - Part Two 7:35am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 8:05am Real Stories: Jennifer Lopez 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:20am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm The Simpsons

12:35pm The Simpsons 1:10pm Four in a Bed 2:10pm Four in a Bed 3:10pm Four in a Bed 4:40pm Time Team 5:40pm The Simpsons Movie 7:25pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm The Falklands' Most Daring Raid 9:00pm Homeland 10:05pm How to Lose Friends & Alienate People 12:20am Movie: Drillbit Taylor 2:05am The Big Bang Theory 3:30am Hollyoaks

7:40am According to Jim 8:10am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss USA 10:00am The Renovation Game 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm How to Cook Like Heston 1:10pm River Cottage Bites 1:20pm The Thirty-Nine Steps 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me

5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm China: Triumph and Turmoil 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 11:00pm Homeland 12:10am Random Acts 12:15am Shameless 1:15am Make Bradford British 2:10am Make Bradford British 3:05am Amelia and Michael 3:15am Birth of Britain

7:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss USA 10:00am The Renovation Game 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm How to Cook Like Heston 1:05pm D-Day, the Sixth of June 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me

5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Supersize vs Superskinny 9:00pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 10:00pm Hit the Road Jack 10:35pm Sean Lock: Lockipedia Live 11:40pm Random Acts 11:45pm Desperate Housewives 12:40am Poker 1:40am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 2:05am KOTV Boxing Weekly

7:20am Family! 7:30am Make Way for Noddy 7:45am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 7:55am Little Princess 8:15am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:30am Angelina Ballerina 8:45am Rupert Bear 9:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10:00am Animal Rescue

Squad 10:15am Emergency Bikers 11:20am The Green Berets 2:05pm Bronco Billy 4:20pm RV: Runaway Vacation 6:20pm 5 News Weekend 6:25pm NCIS 7:15pm NCIS 8:05pm NCIS 9:00pm CSI: NY 10:00pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 10:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:50pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 4:00am Great Scientists

7:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 7:55am Little Princess 8:10am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:30am Angelina Ballerina 8:45am Rupert Bear 9:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:25am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:45am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10:00am Grey's Anatomy 10:55am Stansted: The

Inside Story 11:55am Cowboy Builders 12:55pm Brave Warrior 2:20pm Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild 3:50pm The Tigger Movie 5:15pm 5 News 5:20pm The Legend of Zorro 7:45pm I, Robot 10:00pm Rambo 11:40pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 12:40am The World of Stupid Criminals 1:10am SuperCasino 3:50am County Secrets 4:05am UEFA Europa League Highlights

7:00am Little Princess 7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Hana's Helpline 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm Emergency Bikers

1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm The Mentalist 3:15pm After the Fall 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Stansted: The Inside Story 8:00pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 9:00pm Movie: Executive Decision 11:35pm Derailed 1:15am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Hana's Helpline 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Emergency Bikers 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: NY 3:15pm Nora Roberts' High Noon

5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 8:00pm The Secret D-Day Disaster: Revealed 9:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10:00pm CSI: NY 11:00pm CSI: Miami 11:55pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 12:50am Inside Hollywood 1:00am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:00pm Doctor Who 8:15pm Top Gear 9:15pm Confessions of a Shopaholic 10:55pm Family Guy 11:15pm Family Guy 11:40pm American Dad! 12:00am American Dad! 12:25am Pramface 12:55am White Van Man 1:25am Russell Howard's

Good News 1:55am Movie: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind 3:40am Pramface 4:10am White Van Man 4:40am Russell Howard's Good News

7:00pm The Secrets of Everything 7:30pm Let's Dance for Sport Relief 9:00pm Being Human 10:00pm Don't Tell the Bride: Mother's Day Special 11:00pm Pramface 11:30pm Family Guy 11:50pm Family Guy 12:15am American Dad!

12:35am American Dad! 1:00am White Van Man 1:30am Being Human 2:30am Lip Service 3:30am The Secrets of Everything 4:00am Pramface 4:30am White Van Man

7:00pm The Real Hustle: Celebrity Chancers 7:30pm World's Craziest Fools 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm The Anti-Social Network 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Little Britain Abroad 11:00pm Family Guy

11:45pm American Dad! 12:30am Being Human 1:30am The Anti-Social Network 2:30am Don't Tell the Bride 3:30am Little Britain Abroad 4:00am The Real Hustle: Celebrity Chancers 4:30am World's Craziest Fools

7:00pm Total Wipeout 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Stand Up for Sport Relief 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Pramface 11:00pm Family Guy 11:20pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:05am American Dad! 12:30am Stand Up for Sport

Relief 1:30am Don't Tell the Bride 2:30am Pramface 3:00am Young Talent: Winners' Stories 4:00am The Anti-Social Network


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Just a few notes to let you have some happy news from the shelter.

A while ago an Argentinian couple came to us with their husky Kiara. Due to the economic crisis this couple couldn’t stay in Spain any longer and had to go back to Argentina. The dog couldn’t go with them and they were devastated. We took the dog in and were sorry to see that she was miserable and devastated too. It really broke our hearts. It was so sad to look at her. She was finally adopted by a lady who brought her back after one week, complaining that the dog was barking all the time. Of course everybody was very disappointed.

Dear Friends Supporters,

Many of you will have met the two little dogs that came to us from Huelva. They were at the shelter for almost one year and were a delightful duo: Chiciwine and Eddie. Unfortunately, being already a bit advanced in age, it was difficult to have them adopted, until a guest of one of our members saw them and fell in love with them. There was one snag, however, the guest lived in the UK. She went back to her country but couldn’t forget the pair. To cut a long story short, the two are now living in the UK and are very

But now the happy news: Kiara was adopted again and

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this time it is love all around. The new owner is thrilled to have her and needless to say Kiara is a very happy dog now. We are pleased to inform you that during the early part of March 2012 another meeting will take place with the Mayor of Mijas and his team. Plans will be handed over of our proposal for the new shelter. The plans are being made by a firm of architects who have offered their services free of charge, for which we naturally are very grateful. We will keep you informed about this project. That’s it for now. We will hopefully see many of you during the AGM on the 24th of March 2012!

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Two visitors went into the main Tourist Office in Malaga city centre and asked for directions to the English Cemetery. They were told that no such place existed! This ignorance in an official information office is astounding. The Anglican Church of St. George was founded in 1830 and has operated ever since. It is a listed historical site containing the graves of a number of famous expatriates of the last two centuries. It is also a War Grave cemetery for Air Force and Navy servicemen who died in World War II.

Stargazing By Ken Campbell

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Pioneer 10 Deep Space Probe 40 years ago today saw the beginning of the longest journey in history when NASA launched its first deep space exploration probe Pioneer 10 towards Jupiter.

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ack in March 1972 the Apollo moon missions were coming to an end with only Apollo 16 and finally Apollo 17 to finish off the program and now NASA were looking for a new goal to achieve. So it was decided to launch two interplanetary probes Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 toward Jupiter and Saturn.

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ne of the main problems about sending a spacecraft to the outer planets is having to cross the asteroid belt, a band between Mars and Jupiter containing millions of pieces of rock and ice ranging in size from grains of sand up to 1000km. Many of the smaller asteroids had not been discovered at the time and so it was impossible to predict exactly their position. Collision with even a tiny asteroid would destroy the spacecraft and so between July 1972 and February 1973 NASA collectively held its breath as Pioneer 10 crossed the asteroid belt.

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Guided tours take place regularly and on Remembrance Sunday the wreath-laying service is synchronised with that at the Cenotaph in London – the British Consul representing the Queen here in Malaga. There is a full choral high church service every Sunday at 11am and a said communion on Wednesdays at 10.30am. The congregation comes from a wide area – from Periana and Torre del Mar in the east and Coin and Mijas Costa in the west.

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t would be fairly plain sailing from now on as Pioneer 10 continued on its lonely journey at a speed of 32,000 mph toward Jupiter. It was now the fastest man made object ever built. Back in 1972, computing power was still in its infancy and Pioneer 10 was capable of only 6,000 bytes of memory and data storage that was transmitted back to Earth via a 150W transmitter. Even the most basic of today’s mobile phones is capable of many hundreds of times more power than that!

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ut even with its limited power Pioneer 10 still carried up to 12 separate scientific instruments on board designed to carry out a whole array of scientific measurements of Jupiter and its atmosphere. Finally on December 4th 1973 Pioneer 10 made its closest approach to Jupiter at a distance of 130,000km and began sending back incredible close up pictures of the giant planet and some of its 64 moons.

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ut Pioneer 10 was not designed to stay in orbit around Jupiter and so after its one and only close fly-by it continued on its journey out of the solar system to who knows where? On board is a 6 inch X 9 inch gold plaque showing a naked man and woman plus directions to its place of origin in the hope that at some time in the future some intelligent life

form happens to find it and decides to contact us. Feminists at the time complained that it was unfair to show only the male waving and not the female too.

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ioneer 10 continued on its one way journey crossing the orbit of Saturn in 1976 and the orbit of Uranus in 1979. It eventually crossed the orbit of Neptune in 1983 effectively meaning that it had now left our solar system and crossed into interstellar space. It has no more fuel on board and continues to travel purely because there is no resistance in space to cause it to slow down or stop.

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ommunication with Pioneer 10 was finally lost on January 23rd 2003 when it was 12 billion km from the Earth, which is equal to 80 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun. Several attempts were made to make contact with Pioneer 10 but the final attempt on March 4th 2006 proved that there was not sufficient sunlight reaching it any longer to power the solar cells and so the program was officially closed down.

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s of February 2012 Pioneer 10 is travelling at 12km per second and is headed in the general direction of the star Aldebaran that is 68 light years away. At its current speed it is expected that it will reach Aldebaran in about two million years.

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ioneer 11, that had been launched the following year in 1973, had also completed its journey but to Saturn this time and it too was also left to continue flying out of the solar system into uncharted space. It is flying in roughly the opposite direction as Pioneer 10, and as Buzz Lightyear might say, ‘to infinity and beyond!’

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Auction of a Automotive Masterpiece One of the world’s rarest supercars will go under the auctioneer’s hammer at Aston Barclay Group’s Chelmsford centre later this month.The Group has been called upon to auction a Spyker C8 Spyder which sells for more than £195,000 when new. Registered in 2007, this car is number 175 of 250 ever built, it has covered less than 5,000 miles, is capable of 0-62mph in little over four seconds and has a 190mph top speed.The auction is at 10.30am on March 21st.

e good and the just plain ugly from Geneva Steve Rider to front BTCC coverage ITV Sport has confirmed that Steve Rider and Louise Goodman will continue to present its extensive coverage of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship in 2012. Rider has been one of television’s most respected sports ‘anchormen’ since the Eighties while Goodman has, during the past 15 years, also become a hugely popular face among millions of viewers watching motor sport on TV in the UK. Both will front the ITV4 channel’s mammoth live Sunday broadcasts from all ten of the BTCC’s race events in 2012 – these run from around 11.00am-6.00pm. Rider’s ITV BTCC work does not clash with his deal to provide features for Sky’s Formula 1 TV coverage. Meanwhile Goodman’s ITV role at BTCC events will extend to paddock, pit lane and grid interviews.

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Justin Rose tames the Blue Monster England's Justin Rose claimed a fourth

USPGA Tour win at the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, in Florida.

The Hampshire golfer who now resides in Florida, was three shots back at the start of play, trailing overnight leader Bubba Watson. But, with Watson fading, and world number one Rory McIlroy's late charge falling short and Tiger Woods retiring with an Achilles injury, Rose was able to keep his nerve and claim his title.

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A final round two-under 70 was enough to win by a shot from Watson, who missed a 10-foot birdie putt at 18. That followed a fantastic recovery from a wayward drive down the last by Watson, from almost the same spot where Rose had bogeyed to open the door for the American 15 minutes earlier.

"There's been a lot of hard work going on in my game," said Rose. "And days like this make it all worthwhile. "I really enjoyed playing with Bubba Watson for three days. And going out one group ahead of the leaders is never a bad thing. "But the two shots he hit into 18 had me sweating." Rose's victory

wins on American soil, meaning that Sir Nick Faldo, with nine titles, is the only Englishman who can boast more successes in the United States.

Watson had been three clear when he resumed but, after a twoputt birdie on the first, he began to struggle. The American had three bogeys in a row from the third – a hole which earlier saw Sergio Garcia put four balls in the water and take 12 – as he turned in a damaging outward 39. England’s Luke Justin and caddy Mark Fulcher check yardages Donald finished on 12-

under in a tie for sixth – his first Top 10 finish of the year. It was a day that left little doubt about Rory McIlroy's spot atop the world rankings. Just like Woods in previous years, McIlroy showed he could never be counted out with an array of splendid shots, most of them from precarious spots in the bunker and

threatened to win. McIlroy, officially the world's best player after winning the Honda Classic, put himself in contention for a second successive victory – but had to settle in the end for a five-under 67. That earned him a tie for third as he now takes three weeks off to prepare for Augusta, the first major of the season.

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Britain’s golden girls Spring arrives at e Oval Great Britain's women's relay team won gold in the 4x400m in thrilling style on the final day of the World Indoor Championships in Turkey. Shana Cox, Nicola Sanders, Christine Ohuruogu and Perri Shakes-Drayton set a world-best three minutes 28.76 seconds to beat the United States.

Shara Proctor , Andrew Osagie and Holly Bleasdale won bronze medals in the

long jump, 800m and pole vault respectively. That surpasses their previous highest medal haul of seven, set in Birmingham in 2003. Ohuruogu, the 2008 Olympic 400m champion, received the baton on the third leg while in third position but superbly made

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impressively held off individual World Indoor champion Sanya RichardsRoss in the final leg, lunging for the line to claim top spot ahead of the American. Russia finished third. Yamile Aldama won gold in the triple jump, but Mo Farah missed out on a medal in the 3,000m. There was controversy in the men's 4x400m relay as the GB team of Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine, Michael Bingham and Richard Buck were promoted to a gold medal after the United States were disqualified, only for that decision to be reversed on appeal. The Americans crossed the line in 3:03.94, ahead of GB in 3:04.72. Trinidad and Tobago were third.

Combined Colleges vs Costa del Sol Result: CC 313/6 – CDS 174/9, CC won by 139 runs

Last weekend the trees around The Oval were just beginning to bud but this Sunday saw them in full bloom. Spring is indeed here and so too is the Southern Cricket league with Combined Colleges facing Costa del Sol in their first league match of the new season. CC won the toss and put CDS into the field who quickly took the first wicket after just five overs. But CC steadied themselves and the next three established the team on the score board with Nushan making 50, Azard 62 and Ash 51 to see their side to 179 at lunch. Phill stepped up to bowl for CDS after his long awaited return and took two wickets for 62 runs in his seven overs. With Tony, Imty,

Morly and Jody each taking a wicket a piece and Mark’s outstanding performance behind the stumps, CC were eventually out for 313/6 in their 35 overs. Needing 314 to win, a formidable target at any level, CDS set out to show they were up to the challenge but it was not to be. The captain being the first to go, LBW by Nushan who went on to take four more wickets as CDS floundered, the top order taking too many

chances and making too many mistakes except for the number two, Rob, who stayed the course making 40 in 26 overs before falling LBW as well. Nushan in the end taking five for 42 in his seven overs. The middle and lower order however showed them how it’s done with Craig at number six making 39 before being run out and Phill making 21*. CDS 174/9 after 35 overs at least denying CC the bonus point for not bowling out the whole team. If you would like to play, umpire, sponsor or just come and watch you are more than welcome to email Jody van der Westhuizen at jodyvdw@gmail.com for more information. Next Sunday: Gibraltar vs Malaga XI.

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Defiant Peterson blasts Khan ahead of rematch Lamont Peterson has slammed Amir Khan for suggesting he can't raise his game for their world title rematch. Khan claims he will be a convincing winner of the fight in Las Vegas. Peterson won a split-decision in December to take the Brit's IBF and WBA light-welterweight titles. Now that the rematch has been agreed, the WBA have restored their belt to Khan and he will carry it with him into the ring against Peterson at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas on May 19th.

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Bradley Wiggins claimed arguably the biggest road race success of his career when winning Paris-Nice on Sunday. The Team Sky rider had shown outstanding form throughout the eight-stage race and he rounded it off in perfect style with a hard fought victory in the concluding 9.6 kilometres individual time trial up the Col d’Eze. That helped him top the overall standings by from eight seconds Dutchman Lieuwe Westra

After two wins in a row Malaga started the game much more confidently than of late. Levante set up ultra defensive and it was up to Malaga to break them down. Rondon had a couple of half chances heading wide and Isco and Carzola had shots go wide, and it was all Malaga, with the visitors content to defend. Joaquin forced ex-Malaga player Manua to make a great save before half time and a Rondon header was just hooked over by Cabral. Malaga's richly deserved goal came soon into the second half, a Joaquin free kick was met by Rondon who flicked the ball into the Levante net, although the

(Vacansoleil-DCM) and he also claimed the green points jersey. The 31-year-old becomes only the second Briton to win what is one of the biggest races on the cycling calendar outside of the three Grand Tours, emulating Tom Simpson who triumphed at Paris-Nice

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Paris-Nice is something special. “I’d probably say it’s one of my biggest wins – as was the Criterium du Dauphiné – and to have both those on my palmarès is a huge honour.” Report and photo courtesy of www.teamsky.com

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Interim head coach Stuart Lancaster hailed the performance of his young England side after they shocked World Cup finalists France in Paris at the weekend. It was England’s first win in the French capital since 2008, prompting Lancaster to praise the ‘character’ of his new-look side. Despite slipping to defeat against Wales at Twickenham two weeks ago, Lancaster’s side became the first England side ever to win three away games in the Championship as tries from Manu Tuilagi, Ben Foden and Tom Croft gave them a thrilling 24-22 victory in Paris. A last minute drop goal attempt falling just short for France."It's fantastic to win here with a side so young and inexperienced," said Lancaster.

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last touch could have come off Levante player Ghezzal. The goal forced Levante to give up their defensive tactics, Koné nearly finished from close range but it was Malaga who should have doubled their lead on numerous occasions, Isco had a great run only for the shot to be saved by Manua, Rondon headed over and Seba shot just wide. At the death, El Zhar shot just over for Levante to give Malaga a fright but the game ended with the right result, and another great three points to keep Malaga in the hunt. Report by Scott Forbes

Tiger Woods' hopes of playing at the Masters in April have been boosted by news that his Achilles injury is not as bad as first feared. The 36-year-old pulled out of the final round of WGCCadillac Championship at the weekend with the same injury that forced him to miss part of last year. However, following a scan, Woods said on Twitter: "Got good news from doctor. Only mild strain of left Achilles. Can resume hitting balls late in week and hopeful for (Bay Hill)next week."

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St Helen’s player Sia Soliola injured in bar attack A New Zealand rugby league player has been left with serious facial injuries after an incident at a Merseyside bar. St Helens' Sia Soliola required hospital treatment after being found by police outside Imperial Bar on Ormskirk Street in the town at about 02:20 GMT. A second 19-year-old man was also injured in the attack. A 32-year-old man from Speke, Liverpool, a 23-year-old man from Lymm, Cheshire, and a 24year-old man from Chester have been arrested. A spokesman for the club said Soliola had been injured but would not comment on the attack. He would not say whether the injuries would keep the centre from playing against Bradford Bulls on Saturday.

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BOA 'cautiously optimistic' after drugs ban hearing The British Olympic Association is "cautiously optimistic" after a hearing on Monday to decide if its lifetime bans for drug cheats breach the world anti-doping code. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) heard arguments from the BOA and the World Anti-Doping Administration (WADA), which opposes lifetime bans. If the BOA's bans are lifted, sprinter Dwain Chambers is among those affected who could compete at London 2012. A verdict may not emerge for a month. Following Monday's hearing, BOA chairman Lord Moynihan told reporters: "It was a good day, all the arguments were put really strongly. The voice of the athletes was definitely heard and we now wait and see.”

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Fran going for five Fran Halsall will go for five gold medals at London 2012 and plans to celebrate with a 'doughnut and a McDonalds' if she is successful in winning even one. In London the 21-yearold will attempt to better her success at the 2010 European Championships, where she was Britain's most successful athlete after taking two gold, two silver and a bronze medal.

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