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Huge manhunt under way after fatal shootings One of the biggest manhunts in recent French history was set in motion on Monday after a teacher and three children were shot dead at the Ozar Hatorah school in Toulouse, and a teenage boy was seriously injured. to build a profile of the killer.

The fourth person killed was a seven-year-old girl, Myriam Monsonego, daughter of the head teacher. She died in her father's arms.

Police have linked the attack to two shootings last week in which three soldiers of North African or Caribbean descent died. Officials said the same gun and the same scooter were used in all the attacks, but the gunman has not been identified.

Interior Minister Claude Gueant revealed on Tuesday the man had a camera around his neck and may have filmed the scene. He said the camera was one clue helping police

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Huge manhunt under way But Interior Minister Claude Gueant told French radio the authorities did not know who the killer was. "For now, we carry on working. We're no further than that," he said. Mourners in Toulouse gathered at the school for an overnight vigil on Monday, while in Paris, thousands took part in a silent march to show their sympathy for the victims.

There was also a remembrance service at the Nazareth synagogue in the French capital. All the dead were dual French-Israeli nationals and will be buried in Israel, the Israeli foreign ministry said. All the candidates in the French presidential election have now suspended campaigning.

suspended until Wednesday at the earliest, when he is due to attend the soldiers' funerals. Opposition Socialist candidate Francois Hollande visited Toulouse to offer his condolences on Monday. Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen called on the authorities to do everything to prevent another such attack.

Mr Sarkozy said his campaign would remain

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King's son-inlaw faces four charges Iñaki Urdangarin is to be tried for embezzlement, corruption, influence peddling and falsification of documents during his management of the nonprofit Nóos Institute on the basis of evidence gathered over the last nine months, sources close to the judicial investigation have confirmed. More than 60 company owners and administrators were questioned by police about invoices issued to the Nóos Institute for work that was never carried out

as part of the investigation into the royal son-in-law's business activities. During his court appearances in February, Urdangarin tried to lay the blame for Nóos' financial anomalies on his former business partner Diego Torres, but the judge presiding over the case said that there is ample documentary and witness evidence that suggests quite the opposite is true.


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“La Pepa” an inspiration in the current crisis Both King Juan Carlos and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy have found inspiration in the country's oldest Magna Carta – the 1812 Constitution of Cadiz – which they helped celebrate in its city of origin on Monday. Signed on St Joseph's Day 200 years ago, the Constitution soon became known as La Pepa after the diminutive of José (Pepe). To this day, Josefa is still a popular name for girls in Cadiz. Accompanied by Queen Sofia, Sr Rajoy, every member of the government except Agriculture minister Miguel Arias-Cañete (who was in Brussels defending Spain's fishing rights) and

dozens of regional celebrities, the King said La Pepa was living proof that Spaniards could rise above adversity – it was drawn up and signed while Napoleon's troops were trying to seize the city of Cadiz. Sr Rajoy said the people who drew up the

Cadiz Constitution showed us “that in times of crisis we mustn't fear reforms but have the will and courage to carry them out”. The Royal couple unveiled a commemorative plaque on the façade of the building where the

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inside the prosecutor’s office said. She had been named in dozens of complaints filed by women whose babies were alleged to have been born dead at the San Ramón and Santa Cristina hospitals in Madrid. Sister María was the assistant to Dr Eduardo Vela Vela, whose name also appears in the complaints.

More than 177,000 suppliers stand to benefit from the government's instruction to local councils to pay them sums owing, in some cases for as long as 15 years. The move is expected the inject liquidity into companies, boost economic growth and

create jobs. More than half the country's municipal councils have already sent the government a total of €1,931,976 unpaid invoices. Companies affected should now go to their local councils to find out if they are included on the list.

Madrid regional government spokesperson Cristina Cifuentes warned last week that organisations planning to stage independence protests before, during or after the King's Cup match between Barcelona and Athletic de Bilbao will be breaking the law and will be dealt with accordingly. The last time the two teams met three years ago, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia were booed, whistled and jeered at by Catalan and Basque fans at the beginning of the match. Cifuentes said several pro-

independence groups from the Basque Country and Catalonia are believed to be planning protests without the due authorisation on the night of the match, to be held in Madrid.

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Church launches recruitment drive With unemployment on the rise, the Catholic Church has launched a recruitment drive promising young men a “job for life” in the priesthood. The Church hopes tempt enough young men to reverse a trend that has left hundreds of parishes without a priest. In one clip broadcast on YouTube ahead of the Dia del

Seminario – Day of the Priest – on March 19th, a member of the hierarchy says: "I do not promise you will live a luxurious life. I promise your wealth will be eternal." The average salary of a parish priest ranges from €700 to €800 a month. Since Spain became a secular state during the transition to democracy

after Franco’s death, church attendance has been on the decline. Surveys repeatedly show that some 70 per cent of


It said Spain was the only EU country that failed the emissions test for three of the four main polluting gases. It noted that the second worst contamination reading last summer was taken in Puertollano in Ciudad Real province.

Spaniards consider themselves Roman Catholics, but fewer than 15 per cent admit to attending Mass regularly.

The regional government of José ramón Bauzá has approved a change in the Public Service Workers’ law to drop the catalan language as a requisite for those applying for jobs in the public sector. instead, a knowledge of the language will simply be considered a “merit”. However, it will continue to be a requisite for teachers. a regional government said the reason behind the change was to ensure that vacancies would be filled by people with the best all-round qualifications. madrid

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Hundreds of people gathered outside the Syrian embassy on Sunday to demand the expulsion of ambassador Hussam Edin aala, as “the political representative who legitimises a government which has been massacring the civil population for more than a year”. People from all over Spain gathered in the central Puerta de Sol square before marching on the embassy. The protest was organised by the association of Support for the Syrian people who, a spokesman said, “are not receiving support from anyone else in the world”.

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North Korea's chief nuclear negotiator, Ri Yong-ho, confirmed on Monday that the Viennabased International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) – the UN's nuclear watchdog – has been invited to the country for the first time in three years. North Korea expelled IAEA inspectors 10 years ago after a deal with the US fell apart. In 2003, the secretive Communist state withdrew from the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. The inspectors were allowed back several years later – but were thrown out again in 2009. Ri Yong-ho

said the aim of the move was to implement a deal with the US. The North last month agreed to suspend nuclear and long-range missile tests in return for food aid, and to allow UN inspectors in. But North Korea's pledge to co-operate with the international community was thrown into doubt last week, when Pyongyang announced plans to launch what it called a rocket-mounted satellite between April 12th and 16th to mark the 100th birthday of its late Great Leader Kim Il-sung.

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Housewives case ends A mistrial has been declared in the case of former Desperate Housewives actress Nicollette Sheridan, who was seeking some $6 million from her former employers, ABC, for killing off her character. Sheridan has claimed that the show's creator, March Cherry, axed her character because she complained he hit her in the head during an on-set dispute in September 2008. Mr Cherry says Sheridan exaggerated the on-set incident and that he decided to kill off "Edie

Britt" months earlier. The jury first reported problems coming to a vote last week. It was deadlocked 8-4 in favour of Sheridan, but a minimum 9-3 split in one party's favour was required.


Ladies in White released all the 70 or so members of the Ladies in White dissident group who were detained over the weekend ahead of a visit by Pope benedict XVI, have been released dissident sources said on Monday. The Ladies in White, formed nine years ago to campaign for the release of cuba's political prisoners, say the authorities have increased pressure on them recently. The government says they are paid by the uS to undermine cuba's revolution. Pope benedict is expected to raise the issue of human rights during his visit. chIna

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Police in naples arrested 16 judges on Monday, accused of taking bribes to issue financial rulings in favour of the camorra crime syndicate based in the city. In all about 60 people – most of them from the Fabroccino clan – are being held on suspicion of money laundering and corruption, and buildings, cars and property worth €1 billion were seized around naples and in northern Italy. Police said the clan had graduated from extortion and drug trafficking, to buying and selling property and hotel management.

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International Monetary Fund (IMF) head christine Lagarde told politicians and business leaders in beijing on Sunday that china must stop its economy being too dependent on exports and investment. She backed, in principle, china's hope of turning its currency into a global reserve currency, but only if certain conditions were met, including a stronger and more flexible exchange rate. The IMF and others have said in the past that china keeps its currency undervalued, giving its exporters an unfair advantage.

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Massacre suspect meets lawyer Staff Sgt Robert Bales, who is accused of killing 16 Afghan civilians in their homes has had a three-hour meeting with lawyer John Henry Browne at Fort Leavenworth. Sgt Bales, 38, is being held in solitary confinement pending charges. He arrived at the military detention centre in Kansas on Friday after being flown from Kuwait, the US Army said. Formal charges are expected later this week. Sgt Bales is the only known suspect in the killings – despite Afghan assertions that more than one

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Russia now supports call for daily truce Russia has joined the call by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) for a daily two-hour humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. The head of the ICRC, Jakob Kellenberger, had travelled to Moscow to discuss a ceasefire arrangement with

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The first set of statistics to be revealed in connection with people who have been reassessed to see if they needed incapacity benefits show that 37% were found to be fit for work – and that doesn’t include those who have already launched an appeal against the decisions made. The rest were deemed entitled to employment and support allowance benefits. Just under 29% will get unconditional financial support and a further third will receive support to get them working. Employment minister Chris Grayling said he wanted to get those fit for work into jobs "as quickly as possible". He said in an interview that those who are fit to work will be moved on to a Jobseekers allowance which is lower but, he added, that the idea is to get them back into employment and away from receiving government handouts. He denied there were not enough jobs for

the number of unemployed saying: "Every week. Jobcentre Plus receives 80 to 90,000 new vacancies... There are always people moving into jobs." He added that people who have been on benefits for a long time should "take advantage" of the jobs available. Richard Hawkes, chief executive of the disability charity Scope, raised concerns about the numbers published by the Department for Work and Pensions. "These new figures seem to suggest that over a third of people receiving out of work benefits such as employment and support allowance must have been claiming these benefits fraudulently," he said. "However these statistics do not tell the whole story. There have been continuing problems with the government's work capability assessment which has used a tick boxstyle assessment to assess

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Tesco launched its first pension scheme in 1973 when it expected their retirees to live until 77 years of age. However, now the company expects their average 40 year old to live into their nineties. With that in mind, Tesco have raised their retirement age to 67, making it the first British company to do so and is hoping to implement the changes as early as June 1st this year. A Tesco spokesman said: "Because people are living much longer pensions cost much more to provide. These changes will make our defined benefit scheme sustainable." However, they have also announced that the 172,000 employees still working within the scheme – that has 293,000 members in total – will not be expected to work the extra time, but it will hit

their pensions savings if they decide to retire at the previous 65-years-old retirement age. Under the new plans, Tesco will also use the lower inflation measure – consumer prices index (CPI) – to calculate the annual increases in its contributions to employee pensions. It currently uses the retail prices index (RPI) which was 3.9% in January compared to a CPI figure of 3.6%. However, it has kept the maximum rise in any year at 5%, twice the level set by the government.

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Bad teaching A fifth of children in England will not have reached an acceptable standard of reading before leaving their primary schools it was announced on Friday.

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Sunday trading laws are likely to be relaxed for larger stores during the eight weeks of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in July August and September. Laws as they stand allow for only a six-hour period of opening for shops during the hours of 10am and 6pm under the Sunday Trading Act 1994 for shops over 280m2 and they are not allowed to open at all on Easter Sunday.

Officials hope that this will allow the thousands of visitors to the UK for the Games to spend more money giving the economy a huge boost to retail sales. However, stiff opposition is expected to come from Church leaders and Suffolk coastal MP Therese Coffey says she will fight the decision to extend

opening hours as she fears it will become a permanent change and will prevent shop staff enjoying the “once in a lifetime” chance to enjoy the games on home soil.

A group of NHS doctors have announced their intention to stand against high profile coalition MPs at the next general election in protest at controversial health reforms.

MP Vince Cable said that the changes will help the economy grow and that, for the smaller shops there will be very little, if any, difference anyway.

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Chancellor George Osborne is to announce his intentions in today’s Budget when he is also expected to announce plans to lift the 50p top rate of tax. The Chancellor’s announcement of his intention to reduce public sector salaries in poorer parts of the country to reduce the gap on commercial pay rates has met with more fierce opposition.

Innocent until when? David Gilroy has been found guilty of killing his ex-girlfriend Suzanne Pilley after she broke off their relationship. The pair worked together in the same building and it is said that he killed her in the basement of the building, hid her body in the boot of his car then transferred the body to rural Argyle where he dumped it. He was not caught on the CCTV cameras in the building and denies the murder. The body has never been found. The case against David Gilroy was built wholly on circumstantial evidence pieced together by police and prosecutors, but it was enough to prove his guilt. The jury were presented with five crucial strands of evidence which enabled them to convict Gilroy of murdering Suzanne Pilley. • Gilroy bombarded Ms Pilley with more than 400 texts and 49 phone calls between April 11th and May 3rd. But after she disappeared the following morning, he did not text or call his victim’s phone even once as he knew she was already dead, later telling police it was because he did not want to “interfere” in their investigation. • Gilroy had cuts and grazes to his hands and arms, which he claimed he suffered while gardening three days before Ms Pilley

vanished. Forensic experts testified that they appeared more recent and matched those typically inflicted by victims of strangulation. A police photographer also spotted that he had tried to cover the wounds with make-up while she was taking pictures of them on May 7th, 2010. • Specially trained “cadaver” dogs, which can identify the smell of human remains, showed “interest” in the boot of Gilroy’s Vauxhall Vectra and areas of the garage at IML where he would have loaded Ms Pilley’s body into the vehicle. • Police re-staged the journey Gilroy made from Edinburgh to Lochgilphead on May 5th, 2010, and found it took them around three hours. Gilroy took almost five-and-a-half hours, giving him time to dispose of the body. Vegetative matter found on his car, which also had three fractured coil springs, indicated that it had been driven “off-road”. • Prosecutors had to present evidence that Ms Pilley was dead to prove their case. Checks established that Ms Pilley had not used her bank account, credit cards, passport or bus pass, and had never contacted friends or family after May 4th, 2010. Gilroy moved back in with his wife and children and denies the murder.

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BIG BLUE BOX A man thought to be in his twenties died after being stabbed following an altercation at a party held at the house of former heavyweight boxing champion Herbie Hide, 40. Police and paramedics were called to the property at Long Lane in Bawburgh, Norfolk that saw around 300 people attending a birthday party for a friend of the boxer, although it is understood that Herbie Hide had left the premises prior to the incident. The victim, who has not been named, was stabbed in front of a number of witnesses and police spent the night gathering evidence from those who remained at the scene, thought to be around a hundred people and they have asked for anyone who left the house prior to speaking to police to get in touch with them. But the perpetrator was not found to still be at the premises and police are looking for the knifeman. In the meantime, Herbie Hide and his family have relocated to another location while police carry out investigations at the property.


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Local News Agents from the Violent Crimes Unit in Fuengirola arrested a 50-year-old man from Georgia (formerly part of the Soviet Union) in connection with the death of a Russian woman last Friday. The woman was found with several knife wounds in the home of the 90-yearold bedridden man she looked after. home at 7 pm that evening. There was no sign of a forced entry and the neighbours said they had not heard anything

Counterfeit money warning Mijas Town Hall and the Local Police are warning shops and individuals of the possible circulation of €50 counterfeit notes since one was discovered by a shop owner in Mijas Pueblo. He said he remembered the note because it was used to pay for a purchase amounting to €2. The police have asked shop assistants to check all

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unusual. Police said the man arrested was the dead woman's former boyfriend.

Rubbish collection In an effort to improve the town's image as well as save money, Mijas Pueblo town hall has eliminated door-to-door rubbish collection. As of Monday, March 19th, residents will now have to take their rubbish to 18 collection points distributed around the town. Dustbin men will now do their round in an hour and a half instead of five, a council spokesman said.

'Cruising' reduced by 95% Benalmadena's Local Police have managed to reduce the number of socalled cruising incidents at Las Yucas since a local newspaper published an article about it in January. Residents said the number of incidents at the beach had increased considerably over a period of four years and was threatening the summer rentals in the area. With the help of security cameras and fines ranging from €601 to €3,000 the police have almost eliminated the phenomenon but a spokesman said the people involved in the remaining 5 per cent of cases were hardened sexual delinquents who “are

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More than 15 gypsies, including a pregnant woman and four children, have occupied three terraced houses in the Santa Clara district of Alhaurin de la Torre, claiming they are all unemployed and have no money to pay rent. Their spokesman, Juan, told reporters: “What do you expect us to do, go live in a field?” The owners of the houses – the Puerta Mediterranea Cooperative Society of Andalucia – reported them to the Guardia Civil last Saturday who visited the squatters several times over the weekend, along with the Local Police, but could not

evict them because they did not have a judge's order to do so. The street of terraced houses has been largely empty since building work was halted three years ago because of lack of money

and many of the properties are in danger of collapsing. The cooperative society has already soldered the locks on the remaining empty houses in an attempt to stop the squatter invasion from spreading.

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The Partido Popular will obtain an absolute majority in the regional election on March 25th, according to a survey carried out last week by Metroscopia for El Pais newspaper. It predicted that the PP will win just over 47 per cent of the votes to the Socialist Party’s 34.4 per cent, to give it 12 seats more than it currently has in the Seville Parliament, for a total of 59 – four more

€686m bail for ex-labour chief The judge who is investigating the so-called EREgate case – involving alleged fraudulent payouts from a public layoff fund– set bail of €686 million for the Junta de Andalucia’s former labour chief, Javier Guerrero, last week. Judge Mercedes Alaya, who jailed him a week earlier, said she had followed the “principle of proportionality, moderation, just measures and balance,” and taken into account the “solid evidence” against Guerrero to set the bail. The prosecution had demanded bail of €933 million. EREgate involves corrupt officials who have access to more than €600 million in government funds which were destined to help financially strapped companies in the region to make severance payments to workers who had to be laid off. But much of the money found its way into the pockets of the suspects’ friends and relatives, including Guerrero’s mother-in-law.

win nine seats, three more than it now has. It is the fourth attempt by the PP’s Javier Arenas to become the regional premier.

than needed to obtain a majority. If the prediction turns into reality on Sunday, the Socialists will lose Spain’s most populated region (8.4 million inhabitants) which it has governed for the past 30 years. According to the survey, the Socialists will lose up to 15 seats, from its current 56 down to 41.

Current premier Jose Antonio Griñán was appointed to the post in April 2009 when former premier Manuel Chaves was called to Madrid by Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to become third deputy PM.

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Hashish haul seized The Guardia Civil uncovered pallets containing eight and a half tons of hashish among a load of tomatoes and green peppers on a lorry which arrived on the Tangier ferry last week. A port spokesman said the drug cartels had not been using lorries transporting foodstuffs to hide their drugs for some time, although a large haul of cocaine was recently discovered in a cargo of bananas from ecuador. AlMeríA

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rrogance never pays off. Tuesday’s conviction of former Balearic premier Jaume Matas is a clear example of how one person, who did everything in his power to ensure that a public corruption inquiry in his region was halted – even coming to Madrid to demand why prosecutors were poking around in his interests – saw his entire life come to a full stop. Matas, a former minister in the José María Aznar government, has been sentenced to six years in prison by a three-judge panel on the Balearic regional High Court for fraud, embezzlement and dereliction of public duties in connection with giving some €500,000 to a former El Mundo journalist to write glowing articles about his administration. It is only one part of a much larger case regarding the ongoing corruption schemes in the Mediterranean islands.

pinion polls carried out by three newspapers and a major radio station all predict an outright majority for the Partido Popular in next Sunday’s regional election here in Andalucia. What caught my attention was that the pro-Socialist El Pais and the very pro-Socialist Cadena SER radio station came to that conclusion – their polls usually favour the Socialist Party. Similar findings by the other two papers were not surprising. El Mundo is antiSocialist (but not necessarily pro-PP) and the ABC has been pro-monarchy since it was founded in 1903. It became very antiSocialist during Zapatero’s time, when the Socialists did everything possible to play down the vital role played by King Juan Carlos during the transition to democracy after Franco’s death – an unforgivable sin in ABC’s eyes. he PP’s candidate this Sunday, Javier Arenas, was born in Seville in 1957 and started out his political career there as deputy mayor from 1983 to 1987. He spent the Aznar years in Madrid, as labour minister and deputy PM, but headed back home when the PP lost the 2004 general election, as president of the PP for Andalucia. Since then, a lot of people (myself included) have thought he would make a better candidate than Mariano Rajoy, but Arenas had his sights set on ending the Socialists’ 30-year rule in Andalucia. If he achieves that objective on Sunday, the Socialist Party will be hit by a political tsunami from which it may never recover. The PP wiped the floor with them in last May’s regional and local elections, then went on to win an unprecedented majority in last November’s general election. A third crushing PP victory in less than a year just might shatter the Socialist Party beyond repair. n indication of the Socialists’ desperation is the way they are harping on about “copago”, that is, a scheme by which people will end up footing part of the bill for their health care. The Catalan government has already introduced a nominal prescription charge of €1, and the farmacias have been threatening for months to charge everybody the full price. Why? Because the regional governments owe them hundreds of millions of euros and many farmacias are on the verge of bankruptcy. So the problem is not one of “copago” but of “impago” (non-payment) as Javier Arenas pointed out on Sunday. That same day former Socialist health minister



Trinidad Jimenez was in Malaga scaring voters with the spectre of copago – something she had been in favour of when the Socialists were in power. ll this reminds me of how for years I used to tell people that the Soviet Union would come crashing down one day “but probably not in my lifetime”. Then I stood back and watched open-mouthed in amazement as one Soviet satellite after the other broke away from Moscow. I’m feeling a bit like that now. I’ve been bashing the Socialists (aka the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, PSOE) for years for being namby-pamby armchair revolutionaries who wouldn’t recognise a worker if you shoved one up their noses, but I confess to a certain bewilderment at the way the voters have turned against them. Another thrashing on Sunday will leave me speechless. It’s almost as if I hate it when my predictions come true – I always said Zapatero would be the death of the Socialist Party. he main reason for their defeat in Andalucia will be the cesspool of corruption they’ve created over the past 30 years, but more on that next week when, if the PP wins, we’ll see that the current EREgate scandal is just the tip of the iceberg.



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n response to the many complaints about Vodafone called in to the Help Line in response to my column last week, I decided to set up an email address so that people could put it all in writing with a view to collecting information for an action en bloc against the company. So, with lots of help from young Abi who lays out the pages and does a hundred other things here at the paper – we went to Google to open a gmail account. Gmail rejected a lot of names all revolving around “angry”, “dissatisfied” “hopping mad” and “livid” consumers because they were already taken. We were just beginning to despair when it finally accepted o there you have it. Please use it and one day Vodafone may get what it deserves. Last week they put me on the pay-as-you-go system as I had been requesting for months, but they still insist I owe them €35, which I refuse to pay. I'm firing off another “really livid” missive tomorrow and will let you know what happens – if and and when something happens.






atas’ dream was to turn his archipelago into a first-class tourist destination, hopefully knocking Monte Carlo off the jet-setters’ lists. He pumped millions of euros into modernising Palma de Mallorca, building an opera house, the Calatrava, by the sea, setting up a modern road network in Ibiza, and constructing a sports complex that was to bring some of the world’s greatest events to the islands. Rafa Nadal and Roger Federer played a benefit match on May 2nd, 2007 for the sports centre’s inauguration. It was the last crowning moment for the Partido Popular (PP) leader, who went on to lose his re-election bid later that month and be prosecuted three years later. Those who shared his ambition had to also pay a price – the costs of doing business with Matas, prosecutors say, were high. The Palma de Arena sports complex was budgeted at €44 million but ended up costing €100 million. Where the the rest of the money go?


oyal son-in-law Iñaki Urdangarin, who is expected to be ordered to stand trial in the coming days for allegedly diverting public funds he received from the Matas government, was a close collaborator. He was employed by Matas to organise a series of sports and tourism conferences allegedly at inflated prices. It was the investigation into Matas’ dealings that gave prosecutors wind of Urdangarin’s businesses.

n the end, Matas was unable to stop any inquiry. He even threatened a string of journalists who began writing stories about the whispers which for so long had been circulating the Balearic Islands. His PR man, Antonio Alemany, the former El Mundo columnist and co-defendant, who set up a local state news agency – mind you, a propaganda organ – was given a threeyear nine-month sentence. Lawyers for the two say they will appeal the case, but Matas still has many more trials to face. In all, there are 26 separate cases involving the alleged corruption that took place during Matas’ second term as premier from 2003-2007. (He previously served from 1993-99 before joining the Aznar administration as environment minister.) The payoffs to the El Mundo journalist is the smallest of all these prosecutions he is facing– the tip of the iceberg.

any in the PP say they were glad to see him go after he renounced all his party leadership roles after he was formally indicted in 2010. But this former Balearics chief knows a lot – he is well aware of the inner-workings of the PP, who got what, when and where. With the amount of time in prison he is facing and possible extended jail time from future convictions, Matas could become a gem of a turncoat if he decides to offer his cooperation to prosecutors who are searching for bigger fishes. The only question is: will this current PP government allow these corruption cases to continue?

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peaking of arrogance. María Dolores de Cospedal, the regional premier in Castilla-La Mancha and the PP’s number two, almost got her way last week by finding a plum post for her husband on the board of the national electricity grid, Red Eléctrica. The salary of €180,000 would have been pocket money for Ignacio López de Hierro – his wife gets two fat incomes from the party and her public position as Castilla-La Mancha chief. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy wasn’t amused. When the news hit the websites of all the major newspapers on Thursday, excrement also hit the fan at Moncloa. By Thursday night, López de Hierro was sending out communiqués saying he was rejecting the nomination.


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Loja is situated in the Sierra Loja in the province of Granada. The town dates back to prehistoric times and has been occupied by the Phoenicians, Romans and Moors. The Catholics finally conquered it in 1486. On arrival, Ana the guide took them firstly to the Mirador de Sylvania, where there was an excellent view across the valley and the central ancient part of the town set on a hillside. They visited the Mausoleum of General Maria Narvaez, Duke of Valencia born in Loja on August 5th 1800, died 1868. He was seven times the President of the Council of Ministers of Spain, from 1844 to 1868, and was known as “The Great Sword of Loja”.

The visit continued to the 25 Jets Fountain, built by the Moors, since refurbished and the water of which is believed to have healing properties. It was then up the hill towards the centre of town visiting the Encarnation Church built on the site of the old mosque, first started in the 16th century and extended in the 18th century. In the Plaza de la Constitution, those of the group who preferred to rest of and partake refreshments were left to relax, whilst the hardier


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The final treat was afternoon tea, or coffee and typical, local homemade cakes in one of the local restaurants. The return journey was made through the country side to Ventas de Zafarraya, being treated on the way to the sight of the almond blossom and wild orchids in the fields. Finally down the winding road to the coast with the view of the lights of Velez Malaga and Torre del Mar, shining in the dusk. It had been a long but most enjoyable day appreciated very much by the whole group.

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Call the nearest vet's surgery to warn of your arrival. Burns The only recommended first aid is to clean off the offending substance and immerse the body part under cold running water for as long as possible. Seek professional advice immediately.

Remove froth and lower the dog's temperature as soon as possible by placing or dousing the animal in cold water.

Poisoning Signs of poisoning may include collapse, muscular twitching, vomiting, bleeding or convulsion. Do not hesitate to contact the vet. Take some of the noxious substance to the vet with you if you know what it is. If the dog has recently swallowed the poison, try to make it vomit. Salt and mustard in water will usually work quickly, or a small piece of washing soda (sodium carbonate) pushed down the throat.

Take the dog to the vet immediately where it will be treated with drugs and more cold water.

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Heat Stroke This occurs most commonly when a dog has been left alone on a hot day without ventilation. If your dog has not already collapsed it may be panting, vomiting or frothing at the mouth.

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Estepona Floral Arts Club kid on the block". She has been working with flowers since 2007 and as well as demonstrating, she works as a freelance wedding florist and also undertakes some commissions for corporate clients. Jo has her own website which is and shows some of her work.

Tomorrow From 11am at Kennedy’s Irish Bar, behind Shenanigans on the Torremolinos seafront there is going to be an informal seminar to tell readers what The News Helpdesk can do for you, what to do in the case of a death, plus fianancial services representatives so, why not pop along and meet us - it could be helpful in a crisis. Our Kym Wickham will be there so come and say hello!

Estepona Floral Art Club will be holding its next month’s flower arranging demonstration at Tikitano Restaurant, Estepona, on Tuesday, 17th April from 2.45pm until 5.00pm, when the demonstrator will be Jo Poulter, who is a NAFAS East of England Area Demonstrator from Peterborough. Jo Poulter qualified as an area demonstrator as recently as October 2010 and is very much the "new

Jo is a volunteer at Peterborough Cathedral and was heavily involved in the flower displays created for the Christmas Eucharist, filmed by the BBC for Songs of Praise. Jo is also representing her club in the Flower Arranging competition at Chelsea Flower Show this year. For more information please call Barbara on 951 170 5 73 or send an email to esteponafloralartclub@hot to join the mailing list.

Dressed for success Horse riders around Alhaurin el Grande are usually to be seen in traditional Spanish style saddles and bridles, dressed in casual jeans and shirts (unless it is feria time and the special “trajes” are brought out on show). But recently riders of all ages came to Los Prados, a livery yard out in the campo just outside the town dressed in English style black jackets and snowy white jodphurs to show off their paces in dressage. It all looks deceptively easy to the uninitiated, after all how difficult can it be to walk or trot from one letter to another or canter round in pre-determined circles? Anyone who has ever tried it knows only too well! Debbie and Roland Newcombe who run Los



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Prados try to hold several inland dressage events each year and the latest one attracted some 40 entries and a very respectable audience on a sunny Sunday that was just perfect for being outdoors. The morning sessions were for the beginners – many of these were children from the Rancho del Rio Saturday pony club in Cartama, run by Jane

Hepburn (pictured with her gang and their rosettes). The later classes saw the older and more experienced riders competing at a much higher level on much larger horses. But all were plaited and preened and polished until they shone – riders as well as horses. And by the end of the day everyone was wondering when the next one would be!


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Racenight success Coin Branch of the Royal British Legion held a Race and around 70 people attended this lively event in aid of the Poppy Appeal at JK’s Snooker Matchroom in Coin. After the first race, the race goers were fed a choice of chilli, curry or hotpot by a talented culinary team of volunteers from the Coin RBL social committee. There were 8 races in all, each sponsored by local businesses. The horses in each race were sold to raise extra money and provide a winning dividend for the owner. The last horse sold in the final race raised a fantastic 50 alone. Unfortunately the horse, Weakest Link, lost to Del Allwood’s Emmerdale Lass, which netted him a cool 100. The overall event was sponsored by Iberdrola, De Cotta Law and De Cotta Property and raised 1566.80 for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Organiser Coin Branch Poppy Appeal Officer Vic Dean said “We would like to thank JK’s and all those attended for their wonderful support”

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e Queen’s Diamond Jubilee is coming up ... And you can celebrate the day with Jan and her staff at Bar La Risa@ Lauro Golf Bar La Risa @ Lauro Golf will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Sunday 3rd June in fitting style, bringing together the best elements of living in Spain with the high quality traditional food the guests of La Risa are accustomed to, the ever popular singer Jason Oliver, and the sunshine.

energy after their sumptuous lunch. What more could you want for a celebration of our Queen? Well, there will be plenty of chilled Cava by the glass or bottle at a special party price. As all La Risa customers know the parties that are put on there are excellent value for money and always have everyone, even those that aren’t party animals, dancing in the aisles!

The special three course Sunday lunch will be served from 1.30 until 6pm and unlike those in London and all over the UK, we know the weather will be wonderful at that time of year.

This is a ticket only event at La Risa and at the time of going to press over half of the tickets have already gone so please pop into La Risa as soon as possible to buy your ticket to ensure you don’t miss out.

Diners will be seated on the shady terrace but the TV will be on in the bar should any guests wish to watch the Royal River Pageant live from the Thames in London.

For the excellent lunch and show the tickets are just €20 per person. Bar La Risa can be found at km 14 on the A404 between Alhaurin el Grande and Alhaurin de la Torre. Call 660 350 896 to reserve your table now!

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Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK Big Band - comes to Estepona this Saturday for Charity Barbershop - fourth annual convention this weekend Les Miserables - in concert in St Michaels Cave, Gibraltar Written by

Kym Wickham

All the way out in the country … and it is chock full of interesting white villages and great restaurants


s you shoot along on your way from Malaga to Antequerra on the A357 the new road takes you away from many interesting villages, so take the time to turn off the main road and wend your way along a few of the old roads to rediscover the “Real Spain”.


he first one we shall look at is the busy town of Alora, situated at the top of the

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Guadalhorce Valley and some 40 kilometres north of Malaga itself on the A343.


lora is almost a typical whitewashed village with an estimated population of some 15,000 except that it appears to span two large hills – one of which is topped by a quite magnificent castle that was first built by the Phoenicians, enlarged under the Romans and

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then virtually destroyed by the marauding Visigoths in the 5th century although the decorative metal door and Arab mirador survived.


he church and cemetery are at the very top of one of the hills, with the cemetery gaining a reputation for being an impregnable fortress during the Moorish occupation following various failed sieges by the Christians over the


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centuries. The cemetery – which is interesting in itself – was the subject of the Ballad of Alora, the words of which are carved on a tablet embedded in the cemetery walls, which refers to the town as “the well besieged”.

(pictured above) coming in the next couple of weeks, and their Romeria in midSeptember.

course, tourism. Monday is market day when the village becomes a lively mass of stallholders and shoppers.


ander through the steep streets of this facinating village at your leisure then pop along to the Barrio del Puente area at the bottom of the hills, just over the lovely river bridges to Jack’s Tavern where you will receive a free drink of your choice with your meal. See their advert below for further details.

It was finally conquered by Christian troops in 1484 after nine days of combat. From the cemetery you can enjoy wonderful views back down the Guadalhorce Valley. In addition, the whole town is surrounded by spectacular views in all directions. Lastly of interest in the cemetery among the tombs is a small Gothic chapel.

the famous Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547 1616), author of Don Quixote, made the town his home.

nother of Alora’s claims to fame is that from 1587 to 1593

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lora’s economy is largely based on agriculture and the cultivation of grapes, olives and tropical and subtropical fruit trees plus, of



o get to Alora by car go along the A357 from Malaga, turn off on the A343 and just follow the signs. The efficient local Cercanias train runs frequent and fast air conditioned trains into Malaga city centre, stopping en route at Pizarra, and Cartama.


lora’s 17th century Nuestra Senora de la Encarnacion Parish Church in the Plaza Baja de la Despedía took nearly 100 years to build and is one of the biggest in the province; construction began in 1600 and the church was not completed until 1699. It was built by the Catholics on the site of a former mosque.


aid to be the birthplace of Malagueño flamenco the town’s main event is the flamenco festival held in June of each year but you should also go along for their Easter celebrations

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Benalmádena opens its doors to some 600 barbershop singers and enthusiasts from tomorrow until Sunday 25th March, for the fourth annual convention of the Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers (SABS), with delegates arriving from America, the UK and Europe tickets are just €1. Originating in the USA in the early 1900’s, barbershop has gained worldwide popularity with thousands of singers practising and promoting this unique art form of four-part, a cappella harmony singing. When SABS was founded in 2008, barbershop was

virtually unknown in Spain, but the word has spread and there are choruses and quartets arriving from all over Spain and Portugal, including Southern Sound, Costa Chord Busters and Tropical Tones from the Málaga and Granada regions. As well as the contests, two shows will be staged at the Torrequebrada’s Sala Fortuna theatre on 23rd and 24th March and tickets are almost sold out. Any remaining tickets will be on sale at the SABS Information Desk, situated at the Sunset Beach Club Hotel reception, Benalmadena. More info from

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Big Band comes to Estepona this weekend There are not many chances these days to hear the music of the 1940s and 1950s played by a real classic big band. King’s Bruton School near Bath in Somerset bring their Big Band to Instituto Monterosso, Estepona near the Wednesday market site this Saturday March 24th for a performance in aid of ADANA. King’s School Big Band is a nineteen piece Big Band with two vocalists. They performed in Spain four years ago to much acclaim. Since then they have played in the Birmingham Jazz Festival and recorded a third CD. The Big Band play a mixture of Big Band styles including Swing, Latin and Funk. The enthusiasm and enjoyment these young musicians have is infectious, as is the music. The band is a swing band in the style of Duke

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Ellington/Glen Miller. They have an extensive repertoire including many classics such as “In the Mood” and “Lullaby of Birdland” through to modern funk numbers such as “Chameleon” and “Pick up the Pieces” two vocalists add to the fun, and at times it’s hard not to get up and dance. The band is well known in the UK, often playing at local charity events, be it a concert or dinner dance. Within the full 18 piece Big

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Band there is a smaller jazz quintet which offers an additional opportunity for both students and for audiences. The quintet perform several numbers in what is termed “Cool” jazz style of Dave Brubeck and Miles Davis. So get out your jitterbug shoes and get in the groove. Last time the band was here the concert was a sellout leaving many people disappointed. It is fondly remembered as one of ADANA’s best ever events. The programme starts at 9pm doors open at 8.30pm There will be a full bar. Tickets are €15 from Longman’s Bookshop, Plaza Manilva, Estepona, The English Bookshop, Sabinillas or for further information David McNally 952 891 193.


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Every Friday Night in March Bring your own favourite Wine for Dinner No Corkage Charge Reservation Essential Come along and enjoy Happy Hour at the Tamisa Golf Hotel every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm until 8pm each day

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Les Miserables in Gibraltar

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Moody Blues, Jim Capaldi, Eddie Large, Leslie Crowther and Kenny Lynch, and is one of the best in the business. Terry added: “You should be able to read your audience. I can, and then I leave early!!” As you can see, Terry has a great sense of humour and his ability to adapt to whoever is in his audience, coupled with his supersharp wit, adlibs and one-liners makes sure his shows rock from start to finish and you can be sure of heading home with a smile on your face. Now also the proud owner with Julie of Mad Terry @ Buzby’s, he says the venue keeps the real entertainers going with guest spots throughout the week. You can catch Terry at his own venue every night and, when other artistes are performing, he’s on after their shows. See the Buzby’s advert on this page for who is appearing this week and, if you’d like to book Terry to do a show at your venue, call him on 645 404 911 – you won’t be disappointed!



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and even EasyJet have asked to promote the show in their in-flight magazine for April.” The show is expected to run for well over two hours plus a short interval for refreshments. Tickets are now on general sale and priced at £15 (approx.€20 ) and includes the cost of coach transfer from the Alameda car park, located adjacent to the lower cable car station, up and into the upper nature reserve and the entrance to St Michael’s Cave. Tickets can be purchased from Sacarello’s Newsagents, 96 Main Street, Gibraltar or from Armstrongs Patisserie at Monte Duquesa, Manilva (up hill from Duquesa Port).

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RESTAuRANTE EL RIO Has now re-opened ! Come and enjoy our great food and service! Three-course Menu del Dia available all day plus full à la carte menu.

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)

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Mad Terry, a legend in his own lunchtime! Why “Mad”? Because of his antics on stage. Mad Terry is a true showman from the old school of entertainment and with his boundless energy, his shows are a must-see. There are many singers all around the world, but not many entertainers. Mad Terry is both. From comedy to opera – a voice that can copy the “greats” such as Elvis, Neil Diamond, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darren, Louis Armstrong – you should hear Terry’s version of “It’s a Wonderful World” – and many, many more. Mad Terry says: “I sing using other people’s voices because my own voice is rubbish!” He has worked in TV and theatre for 38 years this year, starting with his brother Daniel when he was 15years-old at Butlin’s Holiday Camp in Bognor Regis in the South of England. He has worked with many of the stars of stage and TV such as Jimmy Tarbuck, Jasper Carrot, John Lodge of the

Following the success of last year’s Last Night of the Proms, held at the open air theatre, Alameda Gardens, Gibraltar, the Calpe Rooke Band together with a magnificent cast of home grown talent are presenting Les Miserables in Concert. Based on the 10th Anniversary Concert of the world’s most successful theatre show, the Calpe Rooke Band production will be held in the spectacular setting of St Michael’s Cave over two nights, Friday 11th and Saturday 12th of May 2012 with both performances starting at 8pm. “To our knowledge, this is the first time Les Miserables has been held in a cave.” states Chris Music, the Band Master and Director. “We have been rehearsing flat out since the auditions were held back in October 2011. The band, principals and the chorus will be working hard right up to the performances to perfect what will most definitely be a show not to be missed. A short promotional video of The Making of Les Miserables in Gibraltar, viewable on YouTube, has had amazing viewings and has led to enquiries from around the world for tickets even before they have gone on sale. The Gibraltar Tourist office in London has been taking enquiries

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Wednesday 21st K T Peters Multi-change drag act Thursday 22nd Ian Jacks - DJ by day, superstar by night Friday 23rd Mad Terry- Man of many voices Saturday 24th Mario Ross - Welsh wizzard of voice Sunday 25th Lesley HarrisonRock Chick Monday 26th KT Peters Multi-change drag act Tuesday 27th Ian Jacks - DJ by day, superstar by night Now Open from 8.30pm


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La Risa @ Lauro Golf

Diamond Jubilee - 3 Course Lunch Sunday June 3rd plus entertainment with Jason Oliver - €20pp - tickets available now! For more information on this event, see

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Spielberg on a Slippery Slope

By Amy Thomas


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e Hunger Games By: Garry Ross starring Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson It’s sometime in a dytopian future and North America is now called Panem. The country looks uncannily like 1930s Depression America, and is divided between the haves and have-nots. The rich and privileged live in the Capitol, and for the sheer fun of it, have instituted the Hunger Games, a TV reality show watched by millions, in which poor young people are selected by lottery to

fight to the death. The youngsters and their families live in cardboard huts and shanty towns in Panem’s 12 districts, and are fodder for the games, but now one girl is trying to change her destiny. Coal miner’s daughter Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers to take the place of her younger sister in the knock-out competition (Stanley Tucci does a fine turn as the grotesque host) and bids to outsmart the system.

The movie is based on the hugely popular teen books by Suzanne Collins, and has had critics raving about it being the best, most innovative sci-fi since The Matrix. The general view is that it’s smart and terrifying and looks like being the next big literary series aimed at youngsters turned into a blockbuster franchise – there’s definitely a gap in the market now Potter has

finished and Twilight is on its last leg. So, can Katniss change her destiny? The film ends with a cliff hanger – not a surprise really, as there are two more books in the series now ready to be brought to the silver screen if the first is a success – and with all the signs suggesting a big blockbusting hit there’s no reason to suppose we won’t be seeing more of Katniss.

From director Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen comes a modernday odyssey – the soulful journey of a man rocked by personal crisis who sets off on an epic mountain trek, thinking he is utterly lost, only to keep bumping into surprise moments of community, companionship and inspiration that begin to steer his way. This spirited roadmovie-on-foot crosses territory that is alternately comic, adventurous and keenly moving, even as it becomes an unforeseen gift from a son to his father. Thomas Avery is an American doctor who goes to France following the

death of his adult son, killed in the Pyrenees during a storm while walking the Camino de Santiago, a Catholic pilgrimage route to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain, also known as the Way of St. James. Tom's purpose is initially to retrieve his son's body. However, in a combination of grief and homage to his son, Tom decides to walk the same ancient spiritual trail where his son had died. While walking the Camino, Tom meets others from around the world, all looking for greater meaning in their lives. He reluctantly falls in with

Directed by Emilio Estevez three other pilgrims in particular. Joost (Yorick van Wageningen) is an overweight man from Amsterdam who says he is walking the route to lose weight to get ready for his brother's wedding and so that his wife will desire him again. He is a warm extrovert who is the first to start walking with Tom. Sarah (Deborah Kara Unger) is a Canadian fleeing an abusive husband, who says she is walking the pilgrimage to quit smoking. Jack (James Nesbitt) is an Irish travel writer who when younger had desires to be a great author like Yeats or Joyce but never wrote the novel he dreamed of. He is the last to join the quartet and

has been suffering from "writer's block." As the pilgrims travel the Camino, they occasionally meet and talk with other pilgrims — two Frenchmen, a young Italian and an elderly priest from New York named Father Jack.

think out of all of his Ithemovies, the one I dislike most has to be “The Colour Purple”. The music alone makes my skin crawl. I´ve never read the book, but I´ve been told the book is much better and the movie isn´t even close.

n Spielbergs ‘80s period hich brings me to a Ipeople came “E.T”. Now a lot of Wmovie that most of you love ET, but I don’t, may have already seen. Yes, I it’s just a rubber doll with a flat head and quite frankly I don’t see what all the fuss is about. That said, I won´t say it was a bad film, it just wasn´t my kind of film. his is the sad bit, aside Tjustfrom all the movies I´ve mentioned, the rest of


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past two decades his movies have been quite hit and miss. To be fair, I´ve always like the “Indiana Jones” movies (“Temple of Doom”, is by far the best), but the last one “Crystal Skull”, was, well, not great. I enjoyed “Duel” and “Jaws”, both classic horrors, where you never get to see the bad guy. Let´s not forget the 1977 classic “Close Encounters” with the infamous musical hand signal, when the spacecraft lands at the end and all the people come out, I always think Elvis will appear – but he never does!

boring serious movies, like “Munich”, “Saving Private Ryan”, “Amistad” and “Schindler´s List”. I know they are all taken from historic fact, but do they have to be so unremittingly dull? I don´t expect a beach party scene in “Saving Private Ryan”, but a movie as heavy as that needs some light humoured dialogue.

them weren´t very good. In the mid 2000s, Spielberg pulled out a few blockbusters, but they weren´t exactly quality, “Minority Report” – boring, confusing and pointless, “War Of the Worlds” – Cruise bouncing around and flying cars (Jeff Wayne´s musical version is by far the best, but it´s not a movie). I wasn´t even very fond of “A.I.”, the only thing I like about “A.I.” was the way Jude Law clicked his head, “The Terminal” was boring and Hanks is irritating. ne of the only recentish O movies of Spielberg´s that I kind of liked, was “Catch Me If You Can”, it kept you intrigued, great story and who doesn´t love Christopher Walken?

am talking about “War Horse”. To be honest, this movie irritated me, for starters, it´s too long, lots of the earlier scenes should have been edited or better, cut. At first I thought it was set in Ireland, as everyone was talking with an Irish accent, except for the son. The “funny goose” scenes, seemed forced and childish, again why not incorporate humour into the dialogue, rather than “look at the silly goose!” ost of the scenes were M clumsy, it was like an old man that kept falling down. I couldn´t understand why the French and the German spoke perfect English, wouldn´t it have seemed more authentic with them speaking their own language and using subtitles? Surely the two German brothers would not have been talking to each other in English? I only noticed this, when the Englishman and the German go to cut the horse loose, the Englishman commented on how well the German spoke English!

fter plowing through the A he “Gone With the Wind” action type movies – which include “Jurassic Park”, Tending destroys this another I did not like and movie, to be honest I think that´s saying a lot, coming from an avid dinosaur enthusiast– there are lots of

he should have called it “Saving Private Horse”!

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by Cathy Stronach

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March 21st April 19th

This week you could find yourself retracing some steps so that you can move forward with relative ease, you realise that you may have thrown the baby out with the bath water and the answer to your current challenge is solvable through the previous associations. Your career and public self are specifically highlighted now and as you expand your vision while staying open to outlandish projects, breakthroughs will be significant.

Kym’s Kitchen don’t have to be a chef!

If you have never tried purple sprouting broccoli, visit your green grocer this April! It’s also good with pasta and as an attractive vegetable to accompany most meals. This recipe is enough for four to six persons when accompanied with salad and some buttered new potatoes.



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To accomplish extraordinary achievements you need to join forces and realise that no man is an island. This is the time to fight to overcome obstacles but if you see things all the way through you have a good chance of success. Any improvements you make will benefit a significant other and your attention by the weekend turns towards improving your living conditions and family life. This is the time to wish upon a star and follow it through. Everything you turn your hand to this week increases and grows in value. Abundance is trying to flow and the universe is nudging you to see where you can capitalise on opportunities. The key is to see things as they are without any excuses or explanations. Any setbacks you have experienced are likely to provide you with some hidden gems and no matter how absurd something appears it may just work out in the end. Faith and forward thinking will cut through the dross.

Serves 4 to 6

• 1 tablespoonful of olive oil • 2 onions, peeled & finely sliced • A little flour • 500 gram packet of puff pastry • A little milk • 6 spears of purple sprouting broccoli

• Salt & black pepper • 100 grams of feta cheese, diced into small cubes • 5 grams of sesame seeds

(about 150 grams), trimmed

• 200 grams of Greek-style natural yoghurt

• 2 large eggs, beaten

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You need to be patient, you are already on the road to success even if it is not apparent but you have to wait for things to catch up with you. Slow down and think things through before taking action, the worst thing you can do is allow yourself to be rushed or hurried. By the weekend you will gain a deeper insight into how to make better use of your possessions. Move with the flow and nature’s timing, follow the trends and use them to optimise growth. Perhaps the truth seems so different to what you originally perceived it to be, there are some very difficult choices that you find you now have to make. Some information or understanding has completely changed your perspective on life. This is not the time for drastic actions but the idea is to just roll with what is happening. There will be a lot of inner tension that you are experiencing and finding an internal balance is your main aim. Keep pushing yourself Virgo, even though you are on top of your game this is not the time to get complacent. You are only at the beginning there is even more prosperity coming your way, you are being asked to lead by example. Later in the week you will be surrounded by those who will be what you need to help propel you forward, to boldly go where no man has gone before. Socially this is a great time as there is a natural calmness exuding from you.

All the right pieces are starting to come together in your life as one success leads to another. It could feel as if another person is taking things too slowly and this may start to annoy you. We all need a solid foundation from which to spring and this is what you will be working on this week. Getting the basics in order, looking at the September 23rd - details and paying attention to the fundamentals. All eyes are upon you and you have to be held accountable for everything that you do. October 22nd

1. Heat the olive oil in a pan and fry the onions gently for 10 minutes or so until softened and starting to brown. Set aside. 2. Next, on a lightly floured surface, roll out your puff pastry into a 26cm circle using a standard round dinner plate as a template. Cut around the dinner plate and disguard the trimmings. Place on baking tray covered with parchment. Score a circle around the edge of the pastry with a knife to make a 2cm border. 3. Now carefully spread the cooked onions inside the scored circle. Brush a little milk along the exposed border of the pastry. Bake for 10 minutes at 220˚C (200˚C fan)/Gas Mark 7 and remove from the oven. 4. Meanwhile, bring a pan of salted water to the boil and blanch the purple sprouting for one

minute, then drain and rinse under cold water. Leave to drain completely in a colander. 5. Arrange the sprouting spears over the onions. Mix the yoghurt and beaten eggs together and season with the salt and pepper, then pour over the top of the tart. 6. Scatter the feta cheese over. 7. Reduce the oven temperature to 200˚C (180˚C fan)/Gas Mark 6 and bake the tart for 10 minutes. 8. Then sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and bake for a further 10 minutes.

This week’s recipe is from: Ian Wooldridge, who is the Head Chef at Kimbridge Farm, near Romsey




October 23rd November 21st

You have reached a major turning point and this means that you are going to see significant developments starting to take place, however, this is one of those times when you cannot look for, or expect instant results, you need to just follow your path. You are blessed with an intuition that can see past the actions of others to reveal their true motivation, what they're trying to do and what they're hoping to accomplish.

SAGITTARIUS Having the patience to allow things to happen naturally and in their own time is not

going to come easy, even though you might be totally ready and prepared to move forward, the rest of the world needs time to catch up. This week is loaded with raw passions and has a sensual streak that is filling you up with a life force that is surging November 22nd - through your veins. By the weekend you will be an unstoppable force. Keep working December 21st hard and you will reap the rewards.

e First Handcrafted Belgian Beer Shop in Fuengirola The reputable shop “La Maison Belge” puts on sale some of the most prestigious beers in the world. La Maison Belge (LMB) has opened their first shop in Fuengirola, Málaga. Here they offer over 200 imported beers from Belgium, including some of the most prestigious beers in the world, according to different international competitions.

CAPRICORN The best thing you can do is just to remain on the path you are currently on and try

not to force things into happening, it is still your mission to create or invent new items or projects and there is a calling within you that cannot be denied. You are likely to come across others this week that share a similar vision and talent. December 22nd - Relationship issues rise up and it is all about finding the right level of balance where January 19th you are not doing too much, or doing too little.


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An emotional breakthrough is taking place just make sure you don’t let that impulsive nature of yours break through and say things that you regret later. Any verbal agreements – write them down and get them signed so there can be no doubling back. The key is to try to do only one thing at a time and to then check yourself for mistakes. Love and romance blossoms by the weekend and you could get a chance to do something again but this time you will have learned from the past.

It is always a challenge not to let high tide pull you under, it is very easy to get distracted right now so make sure that you do not allow yourself to get caught up in another’s dramas. It is up to you to rise above the madness that is going on. Someone whom you trust is about to come to your rescue and help you get back on course, they recognise your true value and what you bring to the table. Remaining calm and collected allows you to see the wood in the trees.

The majority of these beers are of very high quality and the process of the brewing is totally handcrafted, which gives a high and intense flavour. A few examples of these quality beers, little known in our country, are the Duchesse de Bourgogne, Val Dieu, Lupulus, Cuvée de Trolls o Caracole, and other, slightly better known beers, like Orval, Chimay o Westmalle. La Maison Belge’s headquarters are in Barcelona and the director

of the company is Belgian Cédric Geluk, whose goal is to enlighten Spain about Belgian gastronomic culture. The company’s concept has been warmly welcomed in Spain since 2004 with shops in Madrid, Tenerife and Barcelona. Today, LMB also has many franchises exclusively dedicated to distributuion. LMB is convinced that the people of Málaga will appreciate these high quality products and for this reason, entrepreneur David Maresco and his wife Bibiana happily welcome all who wish to know more about this new world of handcrafted beer. They will be able to advise you about a product, which this country is becoming increasingly aware. Also, LMB in Fuengirola

is in charge of the distribution for the whole province of Málaga, supplying bars and restaurants with a unique selection of Belgian beers providing a higher quality and more complete selection of beer in these establishments. LMB also sells other famous Belgian delicacies, including delicious chocolates, biscuits and cheese. You can visit the LMB shop in Fuengirola on Avenida de los Boliches, Nº45. For more information please call David Maresco 951 236 762 - 670 993 476 Department de communication LMB - Tel. 686 615 521 comunicacion@lamaison

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People &fashion

Contemporary lifestyle and celebrity gossip

MASterchef wInner 2012 Announced

She brings sunshine to a plate... … and beat off over 20 other contestants on the way Shelina Permalloo 29 years old and from Tooting in South London has been crowned the winner of MasterChef 2012. She is only the second woman to have won the BBC1 cookery competition beating fellow competitors Tom Rennolds and Andrew Kojima, and fighting off over 20 original contestants along the way. She grew up in a Mauritian household in Southampton and said: "My mum is a brilliant cook. I learnt everything from her. I'm basically her sous chef. She taught me to cook by intuition: never by using scales, always by sight and taste. So I developed a strong palate from a

So what happened to the weekend? For five-and-a-half years people have been sitting with their late Sunday breakfast to watch “Something For The Weekend” but, last week the show wasn’t screened at all – with no reason given – and this Sunday it was announced that it would be the last ever show. The presenters, Tim Lovejoy, Louise Redknapp and chef Simon Rimmer were clearly not their usual bubbly selves. So, what happened and why has this popular programme been dropped? The BBC2 planners decided to axe the show despite some 21,000 fans joining a Facebook campaign called Save Something For The Weekend From The Axe. It has been reported by The Guardian newspaper that ITV is in talks with the makers of the show, Princess Productions who own the rights to the show, to move the whole production over to ITV including all the presenters. It is thought that the BBC is axing the show in order to save money under its Delivering Quality First initiative.

young age. I only ate Mauritian food growing up as it gave our family that affinity of being close to the island. “Mauritian food is very frugal which is great in these economic climates but at the same time full of flavour, heady with aromatics, nutritional and damn tasty." During the show she served meals for Michelin starred chefs, cooked for royalty in Thailand and finally, and most daunting of all, cooked for head judges of the show John Torode and Greg Wallace.

completely and utterly overwhelmed. I never thought it was going to be me that would win. The guys were so amazing and I just never thought it could happen to me." Her winning menu was an octopus starter, mutton curry and a dessert of mango cannelloni with lime curd. John Torode said: "What Shelina has done throughout this competition is outstanding. She is a very special cook with an exceptional talent, who always wears a smile and cooks with care to assault the senses and brings sunshine to a plate."

She said of her win: "I am

Important message to our readers The number of women being tested for cervical cancer has dropped by a quarter of a million from three years ago when the death of Jade Goody saw a spike in screening following her high profile battle with cancer in the media and on TV programmes where she urged women to get screened prompting them to take the tests and possibly save their lives. Her friend and business partner, Julie Morris, said that Jade would have been devastated to know that numbers had fallen. Jade was told of her diagnosis in August 2008 while she was filming the Indian version of Big

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Brother and was clearly devastated by the news. The mother-of–two had ignored abdominal pains and by the time she got her diagnosis, it was too late to save her as the cancer had spread to her bowel, liver and groin. She died on Mother’s Day 2009, just a few weeks after marrying Jack Tweed. We watched the dying months of that young lady’s life and were shocked by it but it would seem that we are beginning to get complacent again so let’s all get tested when we should and catch anything early enough to save our lives – and not have to go through what that brave young woman had to. EUROPEAN SCHOOL OF ASTROLOGICAL AND QABALISTIC STUDIES

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Another hit for Kate on her first solo events The Duchess of Cambridge spent time with Olympic athletes on Thursday. A former school hockey captain, she joined the national team for a knock about, managing to score a goal.

she handed out lucky shamrocks to the troops and to the regiment’s mascot, Irish Wolf Hound Conmael. Wherever this young lady goes she seems to make people smile – she’s a

great asset to the nation. Also last weekend, Prince Charles took the two duchesses, Cornwall and Cambridge, to an art class at the Children’s Trust where the children will be making a montage of their faces for the silver jubilee.

Kate chatted with the players and beamed as she was handed her hockey stick. In tight pink stretch jeans the princess was an absolute winner and similar jeans are sure to be flying off retailers’ shelves this week. At the St. Patrick’s day event – her first solo military event held at Aldershot, Hampshire – she wore a dark emerald green skirt coat by Emilia Wickstead and natty chocolate brown felt pillbox hat by Lock & Co., as

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Health &beauty

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New treatment for tinnitus Trials of a new treatment Acoustic Coordinated Reset (ACR) have shown that playing matching tones over headphones stops the brain creating "phantom" noises.

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psychological techniques to help people cope better. involving 63 Tests volunteers with long-term tinnitus showed that ACR reduced the loudness and annoyance caused by tinnitus in seven out of 10 patients. The treatment – which costs £4,500 – is now being made available at the Tinnitus Clinic in Harley Street. The clinic’s managing director, Josephine Swinhoe, said it

Going online can be dangerous It’s been said around 70% of healthcare is self-care. However, when healthcare turns to medical care – when disease arrives – it requires information most of us don’t have. But today, people can find information online that they could never source before. Recent reports suggest 80% of online adults use the Web for health information, and one in four chronic-disease patients go online to obtain information. It makes sense. We go online to learn about far less important things, so it’s natural to do so when a family member’s health is involved. Clearly, people are learning to find what they need online. The problem is how to filter the gold from the garbage? Recent research suggests that up to 50% of the medical/healthcare information online is unreliable. An internet user’s first responsibility is to learn which websites are most trustworthy. Sometimes it’s obvious: NHS direct, for example, will give you reliable, evidence-based information. But, the reliability question does not always have an obvious answer. Some patient-

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Drama Doc:


Inside The Titanic

John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell

Tue, Mar 27th 12:05am

Wishful Thinking Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent...

Sat, Mar 24th 9:20pm


Bright Star The drama based on the three-year romance between 19th century poet John Keats and Fanny Brawne, which was cut short by Keats' untimely death at age 25.


Fri, Mar 23rd 10:35pm

Air America With the USA mired in the Vietnam war, Gene Ryack (Mel Gibson) is a renegade pilot hired by the CIA to risk his life, airlifting supplies undercover to indigenous forces battling the communists. Gene is sticking around just long enough to complete a personal gunrunning deal that will let him retire in comfort.


Sat, Mar 24th 11:30pm

Black Rain Black Rain is a ridiculously entertaining thriller by Ridley Scott (Alien), starring Michael Douglas as a tough New York cop who--along with his partner (Andy Garcia)--goes to Japan to deliver a local mobster. When the latter escapes, Douglas's brand of gonzo crime fighting rubs his Japanese hosts the wrong way.


Mon, Mar 26th 9:00pm

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves Kevin Costner's lousy English accent is a small obstacle in this often exciting version of the Robin Hood fable. That aside, it's refreshing to have a preface to the old story in which we meet the robber hero of Sherwood Forest as a soldier in King Richard's Crusades....


Thur, Mar 22nd 2:00am

The Ladykillers

Thur, Mar 22nd 8.00pm John Bishop is just one ordinary bloke, but by cycling, rowing and running over 295 miles from Paris to London in five days, he’s done something truly extraordinary. Bishop’s Week of Hell may be over, but the money he’s raised will change countless people’s lives forever.

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6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Crime and Punishment 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News; Weather 11:00am The Sheriffs Are Coming 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; Weather 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Sport Relief Does

Glee Club 4:30pm Sport Relief Does Glee Club: Semi Final 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Watchdog 9:00pm John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell 10:00pm BBC News,Weather 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Skiing Weatherview 12:25am Britain's Crimes of Honour - Panorama 12:55am Countryfile 1:55am Hidden 2:55am Antiques Road Trip

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Crime and Punishment 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News; Weather 11:00am The Sheriffs Are Coming 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; Weather 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News; Weather 3:05pm The Big Sport Relief Warm-Up

3:10pm David Walliams' Big Swim: A Sport Relief Special 3:45pm Helen's Polar Challenge for Sport Relief 4:20pm Million Pound Bike Ride 2010 5:00pm Horrible Histories 5:15pm Sport Relief Does Glee Club: Grand Final 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm Sport Relief 2012 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Sport Relief 2012 1:30am Weatherview 1:35am Click 2:00am BBC News 2:30am The Record Review 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Click

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Guess with Jess 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Chuggington 10:30am Mama Mirabelle's Home Movies 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am The Budget 2012 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 Escape to the Country 7:30pm Watson & Oliver 8:00pm The Fisherman's Apprentice with Monty Halls 9:00pm WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower 10:00pm The Apprentice: You're Fired! 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Storyville: Cage Fighting Women 12:20am Medium 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

9:30am Guess with Jess 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am 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 See Hear 2:00pm Lifeline 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 The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 8:00pm Natural World: Zambezi 9:00pm White Heat 10:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Tube 12:20am Medium 1:05am Medium 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsda

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Guess with Jess 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am 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! Tenof the Best 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Antiques Road Trip 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Britain's First Photo Album 7:00pm Coast 7:30pm Mastermind 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm Reverse Missionaries 10:00pm Sport Relief 2012 10:40pm Newsnight 11:10pm Book Review Show 11:50pm The l Lottery Draws 12:00am The Visitor 1:35am Climates

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:15pm The Chancellor's Budget - An ITV News Special 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 The Unforgettable Russell Harty 8:00pm Midsomer Murders 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Mother's Day Special 11:35pm Road Warriors 12:30am The Zone 2:30am Sweet Charity

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 How Much Is Your Council Charging You?: 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 Jonathan Ross Show 12:30am Take Me Out 1:30am The Zone 3:00am How Much Is Your Council Charging You?: 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: Air America 12:35am The Zone 2:40am Jaws 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

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 River Cottage Half Hours 1:05pm River Cottage Bites 1:20pm Sea of Sand 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 8:00pm Four Rooms 9:00pm One Born Every Minute 10:00pm 10 O'Clock Live 10:55pm My Phone Sex Secrets 12:00am Random Acts 12:05am Mercury Prize Sessions: King Charles 12:25am The Album Chart Show: Spotlight 12:40am Black Cab Sessions 1:10am The Shins: 360 Sessions 1:35am 4Play: Christina Perri 1:50am Ibiza Rocks

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 Up Periscope 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 8:00pm Get Your House in Order 9:00pm Mary's Bottom Line 10:00pm Death Row 10:55pm Random Acts 11:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 12:05am The Shooting Gallery: Caught on Camera 1:05am China: Triumph and Turmoil 2:00am A Film from My Parish 2:10am Home Country 2:15am The World's Strangest Plastic Surgery and Me

7:00am Freshly Squeezed 7:30am According to Jim 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 Drums Along the Mohawk 3:05pm Channel 4 Presents

- 2012: Mandip Sehmi 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 8:00pm Come Dine with Me 9:00pm Sahara 11:30pm Rude Tube 12:35am Napoleon Dynamite 2:10am Random Acts 2:15am My Name Is Earl 3:05am Hung

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 CSI: NY

3:15pm Shattered Silence 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Cowboy Builders 8:00pm Big Body Squad 9:00pm NCIS 10:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:00pm 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

7:20am 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 8:20am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am 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 Her Fatal Flaw

5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Holiday Heaven on Earth 7:30pm How Do They Do It? 8:00pm Inside the Titanic 10:00pm Cleaner 11:45pm Forensic Files 12:15am 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 8:15am 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 NCIS

3:15pm Ice Twisters 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm The Secret D-Day Disaster: Revealed 8:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 11:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:55pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport Mundial 4:20am Wildlife SOS 4:45am Wildlife SOS

7:00pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 7:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Gambling Addiction & Me: The Real Hustler 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Stand Up for Sport Relief 11:30pm Family Guy 11:50pm Family Guy

12:10am American Dad! 12:30am American Dad! 12:55am Gambling Addiction & Me: The Real Hustler 1:55am Norbit 3:30am Stand Up for Sport Relief 4:30am The Secrets of Everything

7:00pm The Apprentice 8:00pm EastEnders Revealed: The Murder 9:00pm Pramface 9:30pm White Van Man 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm EastEnders Revealed: The Murder 11:30pm Family Guy 11:50pm Family Guy 12:15am American Dad!

12:35am American Dad! 1:00am Pramface 1:30am White Van Man 2:00am Movie: The Ladykillers 3:40am The Secrets of Everything 4:10am Gambling Addiction & Me: The Real Hustler

7:00pm Doctor Who 7:50pm 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 Pramface 10:30pm White Van Man

11:00pm Family Guy 12:05am Family Guy 12:30am Family Guy 1:40am Stand Up for Sport Relief 2:40am Russell Howard's Good News 3:40am The Real Hustle: Celebrity Chancers 4:10am Being Human

WEDNESDAY, March 21st 2012

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Space scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock remarks on the immense power of the satellites circling in space. These objects are easily forgotten, yet play a large part in helping everyday life run smoothly. In addition to revolutionising exploration and communication, they have increased scientists' understanding of our planet, facilitated improved navigation and assisted surveillance techniques.



Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World

Fraud Squad Tue, Mar 27th 9.00pm

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6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 12:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 12:15pm Football Focus 1:00pm Formula 1: Malaysian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights 2:15pm John Bishop's Sport Relief Hell 3:15pm Sport Relief 2012: The Best Bits 4:30pm Final Score 5:10pm BBC News 5:30pm A Question of

Sport: Extra Time 6:00pm Winter Wipeout Celebrity Special 7:00pm The Voice UK 8:20pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 9:10pm Casualty 10:00pm BBC News; Weather 10:20pm Match of the Day 11:45pm The Football League Show 2:00am (BST) Weatherview 2:05am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Our World

6:00am Breakfast 7:30am 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 Sport Relief 2012: The Mile Show 2:45pm Formula 1: Malaysian Grand Prix 4:40pm The Food Inspectors 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 We Won't Drop the Baby 11:15pm Sport Relief Weekend 2012 12:30am Weatherview 12:35am Film 2012 with Claudia Winkleman 1:15am Holby City 2:15am Question Time 3:15am Antiques Road Trip

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am The 1952 Show 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am The Sheriffs Are Coming 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; Weather 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Secrets and Words 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; 3:05pm Jedward's Big Adventure 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm 12 Again 4:30pm Prank Patrol Down Under

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Panorama 9:00pm Empire 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm One Night 11:35pm Late Kick Off 12:05am Who Do You Think You Are? US 12:50am Weatherview 12:55am Letting Go 1:40am Great British Food Revival 2:40am Hidden

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am The 1952 Show 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News; Weather 11:00am The Sheriffs Are Coming 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; Weather 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Secrets and Words 3:00pm BBC News; Weather; 3:05pm Jedward's Big Adventure 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm 12 Again

4:30pm Pixelface 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm The Syndicate 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm One Night 11:35pm The Estate 12:05am Movie: Wishful Thinking 1:30am Weatherview 1:35am The Apprentice 2:35am Exile 3:35am Great British Food Revival

7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:45am 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 Helen's Polar Challenge for Sport Relief 10:30am My Life: My Birthday Shook the World 11:00am Hacker Time 11:25am OOglies 11:40am MOTD Kickabout 12:00pm Shaun the Sheep 12:10pm Anchors Aweigh 2:25pm Camelot

5:15pm Escape to the Country 5:50pm Flog It! 6:50pm Dad's Army 7:20pm The Story of Light Entertainment 8:20pm How God Made the English 9:20pm Movie: Bright Star 11:10pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 11:40pm Synecdoche, New York 2:40am (BST) Caramel

6:50am 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 9:00am Friday Download 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:30am Escape to the Country 12:30pm The Sheriffs Are Coming 1:15pm EastEnders 3:10pm Carry On Again, Doctor 4:35pm Carry On at Your

Convenience 6:00pm TOTP2: Boy Bands 7:00pm Sandhurst 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World 10:00pm Match of the Day 2 10:50pm Mr Rich and the Terriers 11:20pm Football League Trophy Highlights 12:00am Formula 1: Malaysian Grand Prix 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Chuggington 10:30am Cloudbabies 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 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Just a Minute 6:30pm Eggheads 7:00pm A Very British Holiday:

A Wonderland Film 8:00pm Chaplains: Angels of Mersey 8:30pm The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 9:00pm The Tube 10:00pm Watson & Oliver 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Orbit: How Satellites Rule Our World 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:15am The Super League Show

9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Chuggington: 10:30am Cloudbabies 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 Animal Park 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! Ten of the Best 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Just a Minute 6:30pm Eggheads

7:00pm This World: The Mormon Candidate 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 9:00pm Horizon: 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm WikiLeaks: The Secret Life of a Superpower 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 2:45am Sport Today

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 12:25pm Murder, She Wrote 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:40pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 1:55pm The 'Burbs 3:45pm Land of the Lost 5:30pm London Tonight 5:45pm ITV News and

Weather 6:00pm New You've Been Framed! 6:30pm All Star Family Fortunes 7:30pm Harry Hill's TV Burp 8:00pm Britain's Got Talent 9:20pm Take Me Out 10:20pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:20pm ITV News and Weather 11:35pm The Cube 12:30am (BST) The Zone 3:00am In Plain Sight 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Ade in Britain 10:30am May the Best House Win 11:30am Dickinson's Real Deal 12:30pm ITV News and Weather 12:35pm Britain's Got Talent 1:55pm Murder, She Wrote: The Celtic Riddle 3:35pm Midsomer Murders 5:35pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 5:50pm London Tonight 6:05pm ITV News and

Weather 6:20pm Harry Hill's TV Burp 6:50pm Dancing on Ice 9:00pm Titanic 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:15pm Perspectives: David Suchet - People I Have Shot 11:15pm Premiership Rugby Union 12:15am The Zone 2:35am River Monsters 3:20am 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 60 Minute Makeover 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 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 The Dales 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Scott & Bailey 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm The Agenda 11:05pm Mayday Mayday 11:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: David Hasselhoff 12:30am The Zone 2:30am Champions League Weekly 3:00am 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 60 Minute Makeover 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 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 Fraud Squad 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Benidorm 11:35pm Ladette to Lady: Australia 12:30am 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 The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists!: T4 Movie Special 9:55am The Album Chart Show Introduces: Emeli Sande 10:15am Charlie's Angels 11:15am The Big Bang Theory 11:45am The Big Bang Theory 12:15pm The Big Bang Theory 12:45pm The Simpsons

1:15pm The Simpsons 1:50pm Channel 4 Racing 4:15pm Come Dine with Me 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 5:55pm Come Dine with Me 6:20pm Channel 4 News 6:50pm 6:55pm River Cottage Veg 7:50pm River Cottage Veg 8:50pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 9:50pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:30pm Movie: Black Rain 2:45am Comedy Lab: Mr & Mrs Hotty Hott Hot Show 3:15am Reaper 4:00am I Hate That Smile

7:00am Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 7:30am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 7:55am Channel 4 Presents 2012: Hannah Cockroft 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:55am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Sunday Brunch 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:25pm Failure to Launch

3:10pm Deal or No Deal 4:10pm Time Team 5:15pm Channel 4 News 5:45pm 5:50pm Avatar 9:00pm Homeland 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:30pm The Illusionist 1:30am The Big Bang Theory 1:50am The Big Bang Theory 2:15am The Big Bang Theory 2:40am The Big Bang Theory 3:00am Reaper 3:45am Hollyoaks

7:05am Freshly Squeezed 7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss USA 10:00am The Food Hospital 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News Midday Summary 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines 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 8:00pm China: Triumph and Turmoil 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 11:00pm Homeland 12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Death Row 1:10am Falklands' Most Daring Raid 2:10am Made in America 4:00am Privileged

8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss USA 10:00am The Food Hospital 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm River Cottage Bites 12:45pm Darby's Rangers 3:05pm Channel 4 Presents 2012: Will Bayley - Part Two 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 8:00pm Supersize vs Superskinny 9:00pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 10:00pm Facejacker 10:30pm Hit the Road Jack 11:05pm Random Acts 11:10pm Desperate Housewives 12:05am Poker 1:05am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 1:35am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:00am The Grid 2:30am Ultimate Frisbee

7:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:00am 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 Inside Hollywood 10:05am The Hunger Games: Movie Special 10:35am Building the

Super Tower: Megastructures 11:35am Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 12:40pm Short Circuit 2 2:45pm Contact 5:25pm Daddy Day Care 7:20pm 5 News Weekend 7:25pm NCIS 8:10pm NCIS 9:00pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 10:00pm CSI: NY 10:55pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11:50pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 4:00am Great Scientists

7:15am Bananas in Pyjamas 7:25am Family! 7:35am Make Way for Noddy 7:50am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:00am 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 9:25am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Mist: Sheepdog Tales

10:00am Meerkat Manor 10:25am Grey's Anatomy 11:20am Stansted: The Inside Story 12:20pm Cowboy Builders 1:25pm The Shootist 3:20pm Tunes of Glory 5:20pm Battle of Britain 8:00pm Battle of Britain: The Lost Evidence 8:55pm 5 News 9:00pm Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines 11:10pm Timecop 1:05am SuperCasino 4:00am The FBI Files 4:50am Rough Guide to Cities

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 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 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 The Mentalist 3:10pm Nora Roberts' Northern Lights 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Inside the Titanic 9:00pm Movie: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 12:05am Gladiator: The True Story 1:00am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

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 Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 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 The Perfect Teacher 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 8:00pm WWI Top Gun: 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 7:50pm Top Gear 8:50pm JLS Sing for Sport Relief 10:20pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:55pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm Family Guy 12:10am American Dad!

12:30am American Dad! 12:55am Pramface 2:25am White Van Man 2:55am Little Britain 3:25am Gambling Addiction & Me: The Real Hustler 4:25am The Anti-Social Network

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




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


1.Thrilled parasite was lethal! (7,2,5) 8. Cardboarded truck? (5) 9. Orbison's recording is visionary: minds are made up (2,6) 11. Duke leaving bird in boot again? (7) 12. Sign of life after sappers drive back (7) 13. Stop, say, before junction (5) 15. "National service morally wrong", admitted leaders in artillery and infantry (5,4) 17. Don Juan is one friend of Mary Poppins in work (9) 20.Way-out humour in part in Salad Days (5) 21.Transport Orlando with large hamper (7) 23. Metropolitan area announced ironic error (7) 25. Starters for two, using raw mushrooms, rice, nuts, curry powder (8) 26. Skip comes back with name for title role (5) 27. Rotten preacher? Nobody's perfect (6,8)

1. Borough play - drag queen's providing cover (5,7) 2. Pens and cobs primarily, taking donkey's years (5) 3. Bomber's house (9) 4. Bum visible in boat? (7) 5. Well-organised Communist revolution in airport (7) 6. Lofty from EastEnders heard in study? (3,2) 7. I'm an adult working in Madras now (5,4) 10. One with nipper may be in financial difficulties (4,3,5) 14. Opening amber fluid OK (9) 16. Hairstyle's messed up when doffing cap for one who's not a nun in a nunnery (3,6) 18. Bride appearing drunk after drinking two litres is certainly not ladylike (3-4) 19. Each character in Friends left out as result of nagging? (7) 22. Doctor entertained by old chairman's dance (5) 24. Liberal with novel proposition (5)



1. Branch of technology — I rob Scot (anag) (8) 5. Floating impurities (4) 9. Native New Zealander (5) 10. Iconic canine (7) 11. Exaggerated — over-emotional (12) 13. Meal (6) 14. More's perfect society (6) 17. Austrian shrink (7,5) 20. Hall porter (7) 21. Area of open or forested country (5) 22. Submerged ridge of rock or coral (4)) 23. They seize control from others (8)

1. The Eternal City (4) 2. Bout of serious drinking (5-2) 3. Mannequin (7,5) 4. Bionic person — bog cry (anag) (6) 6. Military trainee (5) 7. Person with a wand or rabbit in his hat? (8) 8. Weapon that sprays burning fuel (5-7) 12. Person engaged upon a cause (8) 15. Feathers (7) 16. (Very) handsome youth (6) 18. Small group of trees (5) 19. Measure of probability (4)

1. Grand Central Terminal, Park Avenue, New York is the world's: a) Largest railway station b) Longest railway station c) Highest railway station d) None of the above 2. For which of the following disciplines is a Nobel Prize awarded? a) Physics and Chemistry b) Physiology or Medicine c) Literature, Peace and Economics d) All of the above 3. What does FFC stand for? a) Foreign Finance Corporation b) Film Finance Corporation c) Federation of Football Council d) None of the above 4.The first human heart transplant operation conducted by Dr. Christian Bernard on Louis Washkansky, was conducted in: a) 1967 b) 1968 c) 1958 d) 1922 5. Who was the fastest shorthand writer? a) Dr. G. D. Bist b) J.R.D. Tata c) J.M. Tagore d) Khudada Khan 6. What is Epsom (England) associated with? a) Horse Racing b) Polo c) Shooting d) Snooker





1. Tickled to Death 8. Wagon 9. In Dreams 11. Restart 12. Repulse 13. Avert 15. Royal Mail 17. Libertine 1. Robotics 5. Scum 9. Maori 10. Bulldog 11.Melodramatic 13. Repast 14. Utopia

17. Sigmund Freud 20. Doorman 21. Weald 22. Reef 23. Usurper 20. Youth 21. Trammel 23. Ruislip 25. Turmeric 26. Timon 27. Beyond Reproach








1. Largest railway station 2. All of the above 3. Film Finance Corporation 4. 1967 5. Dr. G. D. Bist 6.Horse Racing


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Georgia - Estate agent I just thought I would share the hassle I am having with a house buyer that didn't take my advice. I had a client that fell in love with a property and his wife was even planning their wedding in the new property. They made an offer and it was accepted but would not pay a deposit. I told the client that I could not control the property as it was multi agency. They went back to the UK. Another agent then had a

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viewing on the property at the weekend and his clients made a higher offer, which was also accepted. His clients paid the deposit. I then informed my client that it had been sold to another party. He was fuming and his wife distraught, then he blamed me! I reminded him that I had told him to pay the deposit and also that the property may go to someone else but his reply was "I thought it was agent speak”, and didn't believe me.

Emma Webb Some whispers "on the grapevine" seem to be sending mixed messages about our group, Ladies That Lunch, and what we do. So to put to rest any uncertainties about us here is a little reminder about Ladies That Lunch! Two years ago I felt there was a need locally for women to meet socially and make friends without necessarily having to be part of a group that had something to sell or promote. So I formed Ladies That Lunch.

Charlie Limon I felt I had to write as I have been so incensed by a conversation I had with someone the other day and

I have received an email from him stating that he is suing me, the lawyer, the vendor, the new buyers and will stop the sale at any cost! I may use this as a case in point in future. He won’t stop the sale as a verbal agreement means nothing here – it's all about the deposit. Now, not only do I lose the sale, I get a whole load of grief to go with it. Never pay a deposit eh?!

Ladies That Lunch club We do not actually lunch – we just have coffee and this is done so that it is easily affordable for everyone.We always choose venues with easy parking and our meetings are always held in a non- sales environment. The main ethos of the group is to make friends and offer support to one other. We promote ourselves as a nonnetworking group which seems to have caused some confusion among people who may not have come to one of our meetings.

So let me clarify! We don’t have any set talks by business professionals nor do we hand out business cards or flyers. However, we do not stop you from sharing information about yourself and encourage discussion on any topic you wish to share – it’s part of you and your life, so we see it as helpful rather than networking. Often women ask "do you know a solicitor, or a mechanic etc.," and the group will then share their own personal experiences.

Estepona have just read that around one third of people on what used to be called disability benefit are perfectly capable of work and are therefore fraudsters. I was talking to a “lady” the other day who has been living here in Spain for a number of years. She used to be a nurse but apparently injured her back while lifting a patient and has been on benefits ever since “from the Government”. She goes to all manner of events and is often seen dancing and certainly walks

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Spring has Sprung Yesterday, Tuesday 20th March at 06.15 am marked the official first day of spring or the Vernal Equinox when the Sun moved from the Southern Hemisphere into the Northern Hemisphere.


he reason that we have seasons is because the Earth is not standing directly upright but instead is tilted over by about 23½º. During the winter then the northern part of the Earth is pointed away from the Sun and so receives less sunlight. Then during the summer months the Northern Hemisphere is pointed toward the Sun causing warm long days and short nights.


he shortest day of the year falls on December 21st and is known as the Winter Solstice. The longest day of the year is on June 21st and is called the Summer Solstice – so it stands to reason that there must be a day that is half way between these two extremes when it is equal day and night, and that day was yesterday. It doesn’t matter where you stand on the equinox you will receive 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night time.


r nearly 12 hours – keen-eyed observers will have noticed that this isn’t exactly true. The date when there was exactly 12 hours of each was actually last Saturday 17th March. The reason why the equinox isn’t exactly divided in two is because the Sun is not a pinpoint of light but instead is a disc and daylight is measured from the first appearance of the Sun to the very last glimpse of the Sun as it sets. Therefore the width of the Sun’s face can make the day about 14 minutes longer than the night.


ut on the day of the equinox the Sun rises exactly due east and sets due west and will be directly overhead at noon if you were standing on the equator. Each day from now on the Sun will climb higher in the northern sky but will gradually get lower in the southern sky as the onset of their autumn approaches. The opposite of the Spring Equinox is the Autumn Equinox that occurs on 21st September. This is the point when once again the Sun will be directly above the equator half way between summer and winter.


his year’s equinox is unusually early, the equinox normally occurs on 21st March but because this year is a leap year it is now one

day earlier. The equinox is also a very important date in the Christian calendar as the date for Easter is calculated from this date. Easter falls on the first Sunday that comes after the first full Moon that occurs after the Equinox. The next full Moon will occur on Friday April 6th so Easter is the following Sunday April 8th. The earliest possible date that Easter can fall on is 22nd March with the latest date being April 25th.


here is a very interesting phenomenon attached to the equinox, it has been noted for many years that because the Earth is in effect standing directly up on its end on this day then on these days alone it is possible to stand a raw egg up on its end. Last September 21st on the last Autumn Equinox I was explaining this on the Hannah Murray radio program on Talk Radio Europe and we had quite a number of people phoning into the program saying that they too were able to do it. Hannah tried it herself live on the air and was amazed to find that it could be done (see photo above) so you may want to try it for yourself – please let me know if you were able to do it!


ry and catch a glimpse of the crescent Moon this weekend when it will be very close to the two bright planets Jupiter and Venus and will make a really nice image. Look to the west after sunset on Sunday March 25th and it will be just to the right of Jupiter, check again the following night Monday 26th and it will have moved up to join Venus in a rather nice conjunction of all three, enjoy.

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Cameron and Obama in oil crisis talks David Cameron and Barack Obama have been discussing an unprecedented international deal to force down the price of fuel. In talks at the White House, the president is understood to have raised the idea of both the U.S. and Britain authorising a release of strategic oil reserves to increase supply. But no deal has yet been reached. Just six days before the Budget, the Prime Minister told U.S. students that the cost of filling up in Britain would make American motorists ‘faint’.

Winning start for Button McLaren's Jenson Button won the Australian Grand Prix at Melbourne's Albert Park on Sunday, taking the chequered flag despite a safety car deployment that gave some hope to Red Bull’s Sebastian Vettel. Porsches and St Patrick – After getting away from the line quicker than his team mate Lewis Hamilton, Button continued to pull away. Hamilton held that second spot until Vitaly Petrov stopped with power steering problems in his Caterham on the 36th lap and forced the safety car deployment. With the McLaren team pitting both of their cars in the lap, Vettel decided to stay in the race for one more lap. This benefitted him greatly and was enough to move his Red Bull into second place. When the racing resumed on lap 42 Button simply left Vettel to fend off Hamilton and team mate Mark Webber. As Vettel tried to gain on Button, Webber closed in on Hamilton, whose McLaren never seemed as well balanced as his team mate's. By the flag, Button was a comfortable 2.1 seconds ahead of Vettel, with

Alonso showed once again what a racer he is placing an excellent fifth for Ferrari after making a fantastic start, moving up to eighth place from 12th on the grid in the opening lap. The Spaniard had to withstand prolonged pressure from a firedup Maldonado, only escaping when the Venezuelan made an error on the penultimate lap, putting a wheel over the kerb and losing the back end that resulted in heavy contact with the wall.

Mercedes faded after a strong qualifying. Rosberg had run

Kimi Raikkonen put in a superb comeback drive to finish seventh and at the finish he declared that “it feels like I've never been away”.

fourth in the early laps, just behind team-mate Michael Schumacher, who retired with gearbox failure on lap 11 while trying to fend off Vettel. The result leaves Button in the


of the world championship with 25 points. Vettel is on 18,

Jenson gets an earfull of Mumm´s from Vettel Hamilton 15, Webber 12 and Alonso 10, while McLaren head the constructors' points with 40 to Red Bull's 30, Sauber's 12 and Ferrari's 10.

SOL Classic Car Club's March run Club member Ian Couch organised this month's run – with the help of his son Michael – while he was still on a drill ship in the Far East and using the computer program Google Earth, classic cars combined with up-to-the-minute technology. The family turned out in two of Ian's three Porsches (he's a long-time fan of the marque) to take the other members on a spectacular route north of Malaga into the mountains round Antequera. The day began at Alhaurin el Grande and finished with an excellent lunch in the Venta José Carlos on the outskirts of Malaga. Between times

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Luke Donald returns to the top spot Luke Donald returned to the Nº1 spot with a stunning sudden-death victory at the Transitions Championship. And yet another victory on the US PGA Tour for a European golfer, which just a couple of years ago were few and far between. Donald played a magnificent seven-iron out of the right rough to six feet for a birdie on the first extra hole after making it into a four-man play-off with Korean SangMoon Bae and American duo Robert Garrigus and Jim Furyk.

Garrigus, who forced his way into extra time with a final round of 64, took full advantage of his power on the 18th hole at the Copperhead by hitting a 313yard drive into the heart of the fairway, leaving only a wedge into the hole.Yet Garrigus missed from eight feet while Donald holed-out for his fifth victory on the PGA Tour – so McIlroy's tenure at No 1 lasted just two weeks.

"Well, I enjoyed it while it lasted," McIlroy tweeted. "Congrats Luke, an impressive performance!"

Donald made it into the play-off with a final round 66, while Bae posted a 68 and overnight leader Furyk shot 70.

Meanwhile, it started out with a day to remember but ended up as a tournament to forget for Padraig Harrington. After the elation of last Thursday's sensational course record 61, Harrington was in the doldrums on the final day, for the third round in succession, the Dubliner failed to break par as he continued his slide down the leader board into 20th place after grinding out a levelpar 71 as the protagonists fired birdies. Ten-under after shooting the best round of his life in the opening round, the 40-

year-old completed his tournament on seven-under, six shy of the play-off. Within 24 hours of Thursday's mesmeric performance on the greens at the Innisbrook Resort, the confidence drained out of Harrington's putter.

Andalucia Open Frenchman Julien Quesne equalled the course record with a superb 64 to win the Andalucia Open by two strokes and secure his maiden European Tour title. The 31-year-old, who began the final day three shots off the lead, birdied the tough 18th in a run of four birdies in five holes to finish 17 under par. Italian teenager Matteo Manassero's second

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Old and Bill Davie. Well done everyone, especially Russell Roper who spent a great deal of time organising a very successful tournament once again. The pairs winners were Barry Pemberton and Richard Burrows (above) who beat Tony Wright and Mike Old in a thrilling final. The Trips winners were Sandie Guthrie, Tony Farmer and Dennis King (above centre) who had a real ding-dong match against Tony Wright, Mike

Report by Frances Farmer A Markers Workshop was organised at Lauro Golf bowls club Wednesday 7th March, and was attended by 10 of the club members. Sue Walker, assisted by Alan Turner and Trevor Burgin,

All the participants took notice of the coaching that was given to them and did well in the questions that were put to them after the course. All this is in preparation for the champion of champions, which is to be held at Lauro Bowls Club in April.

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Manassero birdied three holes in succession from the sixth but needed to collect birdies at the last two holes to match Quesne. However, he bunkered his tee shot at the

par-three 17th and then his approach to the 18th, doing well to escape with pars at both. That left overnight leader Eduardo de la Riva needing to hole his second shot from the fairway at the 18th to tie, but he wasn’t able to do so, and missed out on second place also after taking three putts.

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Torres finally ends his goal drought Fernando Torres finally ended his goal drought on Sunday when he scored twice in Chelsea's win over Leicester in their FA Cup Sixth Round meeting at Stamford Bridge. The Spanish striker had waited 25 hours and 41 minutes to find the net having last done so against Genk in the Champions League in October. Torres' first goal came after he collected a pass from Raul Meireles before slotting home, while his second was a glancing header from close range.


Carzola Wonder Gib’s Sport Relief Goal Saves Malaga 1, 3 and 6 Mile Runs Real Madrid 1 - 1 Malaga From the team selection it was plain to see that Malaga would set out to defend in numbers, with Demichelis playing just in front of the back four, and hopefully catch Madrid on the break. Malaga began well and after just 4 minutes Carzola was put in only for Casillas to save, after 14 minutes a good move found Isco who shot wide when he should have done better. Malaga were dominating but were nearly undone on 28 minutes, when Benzema nearly slotted home. On 35 minutes Malaga went to sleep, a Ronaldo whipped cross was missed by Monreal and Caballero to leave Benzema unmarked to head home at the far post. A bad goal for Malaga to concede in a first half they had more or less controlled. Madrid stepped up after half time, Benzema was a

thorn in Malaga's side and Ronaldo looked dangerous. Kaka set Ronaldo up and Caballero made a great save to keep Malaga in the game. Callejon headed just past on 69 minutes for Madrid and a minute later Ozil set up Benzema who shot over from 6 yards. With all looking lost for Malaga, a free kick outside the box gave Malaga a last chance, and what a chance, Carzola stepped up to rifle the ball into the top right hand corner from 30 yards leaving Madrid stunned. Nothing more than Malaga deserved and a fabulous away point at the Bernabeu. Report by Scott Forbes


Fabrice Muamba has started to improve

Over a million people in Gibraltar, UK and around the world are expected to participate in Sport Relief events.

Fabrice Muamba "has been able to recognise family members and respond to questions appropriately", his club Bolton and the hospital have jointly said. The 23 year old can "breathe independently" without a ventilator but remains in intensive care after a cardiac arrest on Saturday.

Gibraltar will have its very own Sport Relief run which will take place along RAF Gibraltar’s runway on Saturday 24th March. There will be three different runs – a One Mile Run which will start at 4.30 pm and a Three Mile and a Six Mile which will start together at 5pm. The races will be started by Gibraltar Sports Personality of the Year Nathan Stagno and Miss Gibraltar Michelle Gillingwater Pedersen. “Everyone is invited to participate in what we hope will be a big fun event,” said Wing Commander Jim Holland of RAF Gibraltar. “And we particularly welcome runners in fancy dress and block entries from

companies, offices, and sports clubs. In fact, our aim is that the whole of Gibraltar will come together for a good cause.”

Entry fees for all three runs are: Schoolchildren/Under 16s - £1 Adults - £2 Family Entry - £5 In addition, the organisers hope that runners will raise extra

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St Patrick’s Day at Mijas Bowls Club The bowls were well organised this year by Brian and Jean Lancaster, and you certainly needed some skill to score. Three different games of 6 ends, two games were reasonably easy but one game was quite difficult and really did for some

people. Everyone dressed up in something green and the prize for the best dressed man went to Frank Richardson and the prize for the best dressed lady went to Bernadette Thomas. Both prizes were donated by Des Huddlestone which was

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Outstanding England Stuart Lancaster felt his team had been "outstanding in every department" after they beat Ireland to secure second place in the 2012 Six Nations. The interim England boss saw his side seal a 30-9 win thanks to a second-half penalty try and a score for Ben Youngs, with Owen Farrell kicking 20 points. "I'm really, really pleased with the performance," Lancaster told BBC One. Asked how much he wanted to remain as England boss, he added: "That's for others to decide."

The News Newspaper - Issue 167  

The News Newspaper - Issue 167

The News Newspaper - Issue 167  

The News Newspaper - Issue 167