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PP wins but falls short of a majority Despite having made history by winning its first ever regional election in Andalucia, the Partido Popular will not be able to form a government because it fell five short of the outright majority of 55. The Socialist Party won 47 – nine less than in 2008 – and the Izquierda Unida 12 seats – six more than last time – which makes the latter the power broker. Diego Valderas, the coordinator of Izquierda Unida (IU, United Left) in Andalucia, said on Monday his coalition will take its time in deciding who to support saying “Nothing is written in stone, except that the IU and PP are like water and oil,”

are one part water, and another part oil.”

But he then went on to say: “And the problem with the other side [referring to the Socialists] is that they

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He added that both major parties were “the real losers” in Sunday's election. “They can sell the situation any way they want, but anyone who loses nine seats has been





house as his own even before the people had spoken.” All three parties have said they will negotiate, though most observers feel the only logical outcome is a Socialist-IU coalition government. Continued on Page 2

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defeated because of their policies — even though they did all they could to keep from losing,” he said Socialists, about the adding: “And the other loser [talking about PP leader Javier Arenas] was already claiming the Andalucia government

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Both major parties have begun to court IU members to side with them and form a new government. The Socialists and the PP need 55 seats in the 109-member parliament for an absolute majority.

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On Monday we lost one of our cats. Pickle had reached 15 years old which isn’t a bad age for a campo cat. He was a great cat who had been very ill for the last few weeks of his life so, in a way it was probably a release for him. As anyone who has pets and is an animal lover knows though, it doesn’t make it any easier knowing that when they go. Still, he’s now buried in our garden with a lovely flowering penstemon over him that will give joy for the coming years, just as he did. On Friday evening we went to a very nice dinner as guests of the Conservatives Abroad at the Valparaiso restaurant. The members were all very nice and welcoming and the food was equally good. After the dinner, we stayed the night at the Tamisa Golf Hotel where the rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable so, all in all, a very enjoyable night out. Thanks for your company. The weather has been “iffy” up here in the campo over the last week. One minute it’s hot and all you need on is a T-Shirt, then a cloud covers the sun and you could seriously do with a coat, then we’ve had rain too! Good for the garden but it’s impossible to know what to wear so it’s layers for the foreseeable future and, no wonder half the population seems to be suffering from prolonged colds and ‘flu. As the saying goes: “ne’er cast a clout afore May is out”.... might get a bit hot by then in my woolies though!

Javier Arenas, the PP leader who won the elections by popular vote, only obtained 50 seats while the incumbent Socialist government of José Antonio Griñán won 47. The Socialists were surprised by the results, having expected the

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thrashing that all the opinion polls predicted and the PP was devastated when the expected “resounding victory” did not materialise and power slipped out of their hands. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on arriving in Seoul on Sunday night to attend a summit on nuclear security, that he didn’t see it as an election loss. “Our party has obtained the best result ever in Andalucian elections,” he told reporters. “We won that election – elections that we have never before won.” He added that predictions “weren't always 100 per cent right”. PP general secretary María Dolores de Cospedal stressed the fact that PP candidate Javier Arenas had obtained the party's first regional victory in Andalucia. She shrugged off comments that the government's austerity measures may have swayed the vote. “The changes that




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are coming to Spain are unstoppable. There is a government in charge that is carrying out the reforms that Spain needs and has the support of the majority of citizens. One thing is the general elections; quite another is the regional race,” she said.

Industry Minister José Manuel Soria announced an electricity price hike of between 5 and 7 per cent for households on Tuesday, to take effect in April.

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A serious radiation leak occurs at the Three Mile Island nuclear plant in the US

Rajoy gets invite to e White House Mariano Rajoy and Barack Obama finally got to know each other personally at the Nuclear Security Summit which started on Sunday in Seoul.

Spanish, although he said his daughters were studying it and had promised to teach him.

The upshot of their meeting was an invitation for Rajoy to the Oval Office, probably in September after he attends the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

Rajoy replied: “My children study English, and I do too.” After his meeting with President Obama, Rajoy was the first speaker at the summit's second session, when he was greeted by a round of applause.

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Wrongly jailed Spaniard returns home Oscar Sánchez arrived at Barcelona’s El Prat airport last Thursday afternoon after being released from jail in Italy, where he had served nearly two years for crimes he did not commit. Sánchez was arrested for suspected drug trafficking after Uruguayan Marcelo Roberto Marín had used his documents for several transactions, including booking hotel rooms. Sánchez’s lawyers and the Spanish police always maintained he had been the victim of identity theft. Sánchez had initially reported his ID as stolen, but later admitted he had loaned it to an acquaintance for money, believing it was to be used to help an illegal immigrant sort out his papers. The Italian authorities based their investigation on Marín’s movements and wiretaps of telephone conversations made in Sanchez’s name, giving

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Only one in three Basques would support independence from Spain, according to a sociological study titled “Country model” carried out for the Basque Country regional government. Just over 40 per cent said they were happy with the region’s current decentralised status.

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Pope Benedict XVI began his three-day trip on Monday, the first papal visit there for four years. The Pope was welcomed in Santiago by President Raul Castro who said in his speech at the airport that socialist Cuba allowed full freedom of religion and enjoyed good relations with the Catholic Church. Ahead of his visit, Pope Benedict had suggested Cuba's Marxist structure "no longer corresponds to reality" and called for the adoption of a "new model", but on his arrival, he recognised Cuba's efforts to "renew and broaden its horizons". The Pontiff then celebrated Mass before an estimated crowd of some 200,000 in Santiago's Revolution Square, which

President Castro also attended. Before Mass, one man was arrested after shouting: "Down with communism". The Pope's visit to Santiago coincides with the 400th anniversary of the discovery of the icon that is Cuba's patron saint – the Virgin of Charity of El Cobre, which he cited as the main reason for his trip to the island. Found floating in a bay in 1612 by fishermen, the icon was revered by Cuba's independence heroes and sits in the foothills of the Sierra Maestra mountains from which Fidel Castro and Ernesto 'Che' Guevara

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staged the 1959 Cuban revolution. The Pope is expected to make a private visit to the sanctuary where the icon is housed before travelling to Havana for private talks with President

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'Alarming' surge in worldwide executions There was a marked rise in the number of executions carried out worldwide in 2011, mainly centred in the Middle East, Amnesty International has said in its annual report. The group said Iraq, Iran and Saudi Arabia were

most responsible for the increase but also noted that China executed more people than the rest of the world put together. At least 676 people were executed in 20 countries in 2011, according to Amnesty, compared with 527 in 23 countries in 2010.

Overall however, fewer countries now practise the death penalty. The group said the number of countries using capital punishment has fallen by a third, compared to a decade ago. The group also condemned as "shameful" the US's use of the death

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families who lost relatives in the Kandahar massacre have been paid compensation by the uS military. they received $46,000 for each person killed and $10,000 for each person injured, afghan officials and tribal elders said. uS staff sergeant robert Bales was charged last friday with 17 counts of premeditated murder. the families were also told that some witnesses would be flown to the uS to give evidence – and others would be able to participate by videolink – when Staff Sgt Bales stands trial. Guatemala

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Japan shuts down nuclear reactor Japan has closed down another nuclear power station, bringing it a step closer to suspending atomic energy as a result of last year´s Fukushima disaster. Only one of the country’s 54 nuclear reactors is still in operation, and it is due to be switched off in May for routine maintenance. Since the Fukushima disaster, local communities have been refusing to allow reactors to be restarted after routine maintenance,

which has to take place every 13 months. It is unclear when the reactors that have been turned off might be restarted. Before the Fukushima disaster in March last year, nearly a third of Japan's electricity was generated with nuclear power. Since then, Japan has increased its fossil fuel

imports, with electricity companies pressing old power plants into service to avoid a shortfall of electricity in the summer. Manufacturers have warned that more production may have to be moved abroad if the situation persists, which would damage Japan's economy.

Police obtain Toulouse video The al-Jazeera TV channel in Paris has passed on to the police a computer memory stick containing video footage filmed by Toulouse killer Mohamed Merah with readings from the Koran. The package was reportedly sent to the station on March 21st, the day police surrounded Merah's apartment, according to a report in Le

Parisien daily newspaper. During the stand-off, Merah admitted shooting dead three soldiers in two separate incidents, and killing three children and a teacher at a Jewish school in the city. His brother, Abdelkader Merah, has been charged with complicity in the murders, but has denied the accusations. Merah's father, Mohamed Benalel

Merah, has said his son would be buried in Algeria, his ancestral homeland. He also said he intends to take legal action against French authorities for his son's death, saying they could have chosen to capture him alive. On Monday, President Nicolas Sarkozy said he would ban militant Islamist preachers from entering the country.

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UK News Caught on camera David Cameron has said that “what happened was completely unacceptable. This is not the way we raise money in the Conservative Party. I’ll make sure that there is an enquiry to ensure that this doesn’t happen again” after one of his senior fundraisers, co-treasurer Peter Cruddas was filmed by the Sunday Times in a sting

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Captain James Fidell, 28 was serving with 11 Explosives Ordnance Disposal Regiment when he found himself spending eight hours in a pitch-black tunnel – so tight that he couldn’t wear a specialist bomb disposal suit, helmet or any body armour while he diffused a 50kg Taliban bomb in August of last year. Captain Fidell, 6’5”and pictured above, was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal after he decided to diffuse, rather than blow up, the bomb because he said: “The road is an important route for both locals and our forces. It is a concrete surface and therefore very difficult for the Taliban to lay bombs on. Had we detonated the device, not only would it have hurt the local economy, it would also have made it easier for the insurgents to plant more IEDs. Because of this I took the decision to crawl into the tunnel and deactivate the device.”

His citation states: “Captain James Fidell demonstrated exceptional gallantry, bravery, supreme professionalism and unwavering composure in the most dangerous of circumstances.” A total of 131 servicemen and women – most of whom served with 3 Commando Brigade in Afghanistan between April and October 2011 – have been recognised in the latest operational honours list. And in another ceremony over the weekend an RAF helicopter pilot, Flt Lt Daniel Cullen, pictured below, has been awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross after single handedly flying his craft out of danger. His co-pilot had been shot in the foot and was slumped across the controls so Flt Lt Cullen used one hand to hold him up while piloting the craft with the other. He said: "I've been to Afghanistan a few times and been unfortunate enough to have been shot at and had the aircraft hit on a number of occasions. I think that had prepared me in some respects for taking rounds and knowing what to do."

He added that he had been quite surprised by how hot and humid the tunnel was. He crawled into the narrow 45’ long Taliban dug tunnel while troops providing security for him came under fire from insurgents. He said he was constantly looking for




But is it art? Channel 4 will reveal an exhibit by controversial artist Gunther von Hagens entitled The Crucifix on easter Sunday as part of his Body world exhibition. The latest work which shows a figure on a cross has taken him six years and was created by injecting liquid plastic into bones and blood vessels from a number of cadavers which then hardens to create a cast. The resulting figure does not contain any human tissue and was then mounted on a cross made from a tree felled from nearby his home in Germany. SCOTlAnd

Darts champ dies Jockey wilson, 62, passed away at his home in Kircaldy, Fife, just two days after his birthday on Saturday night after suffering from chronic pulmonary obstructive disease. The darts player was warned two years ago to give up smoking or die after finding it hard to breath. He had been a heavy smoker for 40 years, smoking up to 50 cigarettes a day. His real name was John Thomas wilson but the two times world darts champion was known as Jockey in the darts world. He had turned professional and enjoyed a stellar career reaching the quarter finals of every world Championship between 1979 and 1991. He was British Champion four times between 1981 and 1988, won the Scottish Masters three times and was world Champion in 1982 beating John lowe 5-3 in the final, and in 1989 when he defeated eric Bristow 6-4. He was a founding member of the Professional darts Corporation, established in 1993, finally retiring in 1996. lOndOn HeATHrOw

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Ireland’s former Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has resigned following a corruption inquiry although he insists that his resignation should not be seen as an admission of any wrong doing on his part. He was accused of lying to the Mahon Tribunal which examined his past finances. Bertie Ahern said:

“The last thing I want to do, given that I have now retired as a public representative, is to be a source of political division in the party that I care so deeply about.” He added that the findings of the probe had dealt him a “grave injustice.” He intends to challenge the findings of the tribunal, claiming that they were not infallible.

The Independent on Sunday has revealed that Chancellor George Osborne is pushing the Prime Minister to put expansion plans for a third runway – and all that goes with it – at Heathrow Airport back on the table saying that it is essential to Britain’s economic future. The plans had been set to one side following furious protests by residents in the area including those whose village of Sipson would completely disappear under the scheme.

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Army geared up to step in Hundreds of soldiers are being prepared to stand in when lorry drivers are threatening to go on strike against fuel taxes next month. The last major strike was 12 years ago and caused chaos to the country as a whole. Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude has said that, obviously, services such as Fire and Ambulance need to run and they need petrol and other fuels to do so and the

Government had learned from the previous dispute. He added that they were ready to act if the members of Unite union walk out, although he also urged the union and employers including BP and DHL to come to an agreement beforehand. The results of a ballot of 2,000 of Unite’s members has been carried out and the results are to be given shortly. It is expected that strikes could start as soon as April 3rd if the ballot

shows that the members are in favour of strike action. Soldiers would be used to drive tankers through to get to fuel while police will be preventing any blockades by strikers. The union warned that strikes could hit petrol supplies at supermarkets, garages and airports across the country and the 2000 balloted drivers account for 90% of those who supply petrol to forecourts across the UK.

Second death after M5 crash on Saturday The driver of the lorry that crashed into the back of a bus carrying a party of fruit pickers on the M5 motorway early on Saturday morning has died. The 65-year-old haulage driver died at around 9pm on Saturday night in a Birmingham hospital from injuries sustained in the incident after the bus apparently broke down in the inside lane of the motorway in thick fog near Frankley Services.

The lorry driver was travelling from Manchester to Devon when his vehicle struck the back of the bus near junction 3 of the M5. Emergency crews who attended the scene treated more than 20 passengers who were being driven from Birmingham to Evesham in Worcestershire and a 35-year-old man from Smethwick was confirmed dead at the scene. Another passenger

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A spokesman for the agency responsible for motorway signage said that they had overhead signalling saying “incident ahead, slow down” though it would appear that it did not say that one lane of the carriageway had been completely blocked by the bus. Both sides of the motorway were closed for over eight hours.





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General strike 'like a holiday' The general strike called for Thursday, March 29th, will be like a “dia festivo” (national or local holiday), according to spokesmen for the Workers Commissions (CC.OO) and the General Trade Union (UGT).

Getting back all the coins recovered from a sunken Spanish ship which the Odyssey Exploration company whisked off to the United States four years ago is turning into a real odyssey – like the original Greek legend of the same name. Most of the coins have in fact been returned but some were aparently left on

Gibraltar. The Spanish government said on Monday that the inventory of these coins which it has received recently from Odyssey Exploration and an earlier one sent in February are false and leave out a significant number of objects left on the Rock. Spain's lawyers have written to the Federal Court

in Tampa which handled the case demanding that Odyssey Exploration be fined for disrespecting its order to return all the treasure to Spain. Tampa judge Mark Pizzo ordered Odyssey last week to hand over all the objects found on the “Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes” in 2007 or be charged with civil contempt.

No place for needy in Marbella Several humanitarian organisations, including the Catholic charity Caritas, have questioned the claim by Marbella town hall that there are only 11 homeless people in the town. Most of the organisations have said there are dozens of people sleeping rough. A Cruz Roja spokesman said some 300 families were turning up at its soup kitchen every day – up from 180 last year. Dozens more go to the El Calvario parish church to receive vouchers to eat at a nearby inn. The organisations said that at least 60 per cent of the people they look after are Spaniards. There used to be a shelter for homeless people in the town but it closed in 2000. The organisations have asked the Partido Popular council to open another one but United Left councillor Miguel Diaz said the request had been turned down. The councillor in charge of Social Wellbeing, Manuel

Cardeña, said a shelter was not the answer to the problem. He said the council's Action Plan which works with various humanitarian

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The unions have agreed to minimum services of at least 30 per cent for public transport but hospitals will to only attend emergencies. As for schools, only the director and head teacher are expected to work and most parents plan to keep their children at home that day. Drivers may have to queue to fill their tanks as only 20 per cent of petrol station staff will be working. Duty chemists will be open as usual. Unofficially, small stores will probably open but people are

advised to stock up on supermarket goods on Wednesday. Opinion polls show that a majority of people are not in favour of the general

strike and many fear losing their jobs if they observe it. Others fear losing a day's pay. Just how many pickets will be out to enforce the strike is not known.

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The €4,000 or so that the Brotherhood of Christ of Forgiveness in Coin had set aside for its Easter Wednesday procession has been given to two families to prevent them from being evicted from their homes. A third family has also received help to buy basic

Residents help injured policeman Residents of the La Palmilla district in Malaga came to the assistance of a policeman who fell from the roof of a house during a drugs raid and landed on top of a spike in a railing. The other agents in the raid were unaware of what had happened to him, so the neighbours called an ambulance, got him down from the railing, staunched the flow of blood from his leg wound and applied a tourniquet.

necessities. A spokesman said it was the discovery that the Virgin of Hope statue had suffered some damage, despite being in what was considered safe storage, that led to the decision to suspend this year’s procession. The gold work on the statue had turned completely black and could not have been repaired in



time for Easter Week. He said it was then decided to donate the money to the needy families rather than leave it lying idle in the bank.

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Last year, the same brotherhood cut back its Easter Week expenses in order to help two other needy families. The spokesman said they have asked other brotherhoods to do something similar this year.

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Computer skews tax The local council has announced it will discount the raise in garbage tax, which appeared on the last bill because of a computer error, from future bills. The problem arose when the computer decided some people had not paid their bills when in fact they had, and applied the corresponding “fine” for late payers. a spokesman said the error was caused by the fact that the oldest tax payers’ NiEs did not include the letters with the numbers.

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Drugs, jewellery seized in raid Police have detained two women, aged 54 and 24, after finding drugs, money and jewellery during a raid on their home. They found small packets of cocaine, heroine and hashish that were already prepared for sale plus four slabs of hashish weighing 400 grams which they were preparing to cut up. The sum of €9,670 found in their possession was assumed to be the proceeds from previous sales. Police are still trying to trace the owners of the jewellery. Malaga

More police for Easter Week More than 8,200 National and local policeman will patrol the streets of Malaga during Easter Week, especially those along and adjacent to the routes taken by the processions from april 1st to 8th. The local Police will be in charge of traffic while the National Police will be on the lookout for petty thieves and drug traffickers. The guardia Civil will control the flow of vehicles entering the city, while some 300 Proteccion Civil volunteers will be on hand to provide first aid.

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he Partido Popular won the most votes and most seats (50) in Sunday’s regional election, but fell five seats short of a majority. The Socialist Party won 47 seats – nine less than last time around – and Izquierda Unida (IU, United Left) won 12 – six more than in 2008. While the PP made history on Sunday – the party had never won in Andalucia – Javier Arenas cannot form a government unless the IU supports him. And that’s as likely as a snowflake’s chance of surviving in hell.


U leader Diego Valderas has already said the PP and the IU are like oil and water, and pointed out that “Andalucia is not Extremadura”. In last year’s election in that region, the PP won but without a majority. IU decided, most uncharacteristically, not to vote against the PP when the regional parliament met to decide who was going to form the government. The Socialists had been governing Extremadura for nearly 30 years, more often than not in alliance with the IU when they fell short of a majority. But they had made the big mistake of never throwing so much as a crumb of power to IU, so the latter got its own back by letting the PP take over last year. IU national coordinator Cayo Lara went ballistic, having sworn on several occasions before the regional and local elections in May last year that IU would never help the PP to take power anywhere in Spain, but the party’s grass roots – very bravely – chose to ignore him.


his won’t happen in Andalucia, where IU has enjoyed its little share of power in many towns and villages thanks to alliances with the Socialists. Valderas has said he will consult the grass roots before making any decision but that consultation will concentrate on what the IU is going to demand in return for its support. It remains to be seen just how radical those demands will be. The Socialists will agree to all of them, no matter how wild or radical they are, because they don’t want to give up power. They also need to stay in power in order to cover up the corruption that would have come to light had the PP been able to form a government.


ll this is bad news because the Communist-dominated IU has never made any secret of its

Blowing it open desire to abolish the monarchy and replace it with the Third Republic. It also consistently supports any wild idea the loony left comes up with. It’s the old Communist belief that stirring up trouble and mayhem will eventually lead “the masses” to overthrow the government and restore society to the state of grace that Adam and Eve enjoyed before their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.


owever, the Socialists seem to have forgotten just how much IU and the Catalan Republican Left party (ERC) screwed up Zapatero’s first government. He couldn’t form a government without them in 2004 so for the next four years most Spaniards were under the impression that Catalonia was the only region that existed in Spain (ERC) and that we were reliving the Civil War and the Franco dictatorship (IU). Both ERC and IU lost seats in the 2008 election, forcing Zapatero to turn to the Catalan and Basque nationalist parties in order to form a government. All he proved in the long run is that alliances with nationalists and the loony left simply don’t work. What the Socialists should bear in mind is that, as a party with a nationwide following, they have more in common with the PP. Together, the two parties have always won around 80 per cent of the votes in general elections, indicating that they embody the hopes and aspirations of the vast majority of Spaniards. IU has only done better in the three elections since last May because the loony left-wing of the Socialist Party have voted for it – as they obviously did last Sunday – to express their rejection of what they see as the party’s drift to the centre.


uring the run-up to the election, the rumour was that Junta premier Jose Antonio Griñan was much more conservative in private than he appears to be in public. If that’s true, it will be interesting to see how he gets on with his IU partners, especially when he starts making the cuts he’ll have to make to get Andalucia back into the black.


unday’s election has put the war against Vodafone on the back burner this week, but I’ll be taking up the cudgel again next week, when we should also know what the next regional government is going to look like.


pen government seems to be one of Mariano Rajoy’s major ingredients to take us out of this recession, or at least,modernise Spanish society. I opt for the latter. The Partido Popular (PP) leader has been going around, courting other world leaders during his first 100 days in office, telling them about the great changes he has in store for Spain. People like David Cameron said they were “impressed” by what they heard. Of course this was before bad boy Rajoy threw his now famous monkey wrench in Brussels and announced that he wasn’t going to follow the EU’s goal and keep Spain on course to reach a 4.4 percent of GDP deficitreducing target by the end of this year. No, what Rajoy had been raving about was bringing his government on a par with other industrialised nations by introducing a new transparency law that allows citizens, as well as future investors, to access information that has otherwise been difficult to obtain.


he public has 15 days from this past Monday to give its own two pennies on what it would like to see incorporated into the new law that would broaden Spaniards’ rights to know about what their government is up to. Still in draft form, the bill would enable ordinary people to demand information from government ministries and agencies on just about anything that involves public money. The government entities will have 30 days to comply with citizens’ requests. One of the biggest features is that all work contracts, including the amounts awarded and the names of the contractors, will be posted on the internet.


he Rajoy government thinks this will curtail government corruption, and dissuade evil businessmen looking to make a buck, such as those ringleaders of the Gürtel conspiracy, who allegedly waved a bundle of cash to a group of PP politicians in exchange for juicy public works contracts.


he new law will also punish those government leaders who fail to obey Madrid’s orders to reduce their public deficits and curtail runaway spending. Regional leaders would face sanctions, including impeachment and suspension from holding public office for a certain time, if they do not comply with the rules. With the law of autonomies enforced, which separates certain

regional powers from the government, no doubt this part of the law will be challenged before the Constitutional Court.


he transparency law sounds fine and dandy and may look good on paper, but there are a lot of flaws. First, many of its components, such as measures in keeping clean government free from corruption, are already covered in the country’s criminal code. There are restrictions that have been established concerning public contracts that, apparently, have been ignored by many government officials. The law will also be lacking because it exempts the Royal Family from any type of openness regarding how they spend the public money allotted to them annually. The PP government insists that King Juan Carlos’ decision last year to make public certain information concerning his expenditures is sufficient enough. The data the king has started to post on the royal website, of course, is general and doesn’t include how much his family spends on meals, clothes and trips.


ith the internet so accessible to just about every Spaniard, the proposed law doesn’t address how, if at all, easier it will be to download data from official websites. Anyone who has tried to use a Spanish government webpage knows how cumbersome and confusing it can be. One page that comes to mind is the Finance Ministry’s tax agency (AEAT) website. Just trying to determine where to surf to get last year’s tax information for your filings is always a headache because the page is frequently being “upgraded.” In other words, upgrading means more concealing.


he transparency and good governance law indeed has its flaws, but it is a start. Rajoy seems to be taking all the credit for its introduction, but last year the Socialists had toyed around with the idea of coming up with an open government measure. However, according to the Zapatero Cabinet at the time, there wasn't enough time to draft it before November's general election.


et’s see just how open government will become under this new regulation.

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“Go on, give us a tennerâ€? campaign A few weeks ago, we ran a feature on what Cudeca do with the money they receive at events, in their shops etc. Following that article, Cudeca had their annual presentation of accounts and medical reports as well as telling us what they had been doing, what they are aiming for for the future, a presentation of their accounts plus their Golden Pin awards. Speakers for the day were, of course, Joan Hunt OBE who is the founder and President of the Cudeca Foundation, Rafael Olalla Martinez – director of finance and deputy director, and Marissa Martin RosellĂł who is their medical director. Also present was Ricardo Urdiales GĂ lvez, Cudeca Trustee and the lawyer who set up their first mandate for the foundation. Joan Hunt told the gathered crowd why Cudeca was set up saying that her husband had been told in 1991 that he had an incurable illness. In those days there was no such thing as Cudeca and, in Malaga there was no such thing as a hospice. The only people who could be of any

help whatsoever was a small team – that included Marissa Roselló – dealing in paliative care at the Red Cross in Malaga. This is where Joan Hunt’s husband spent his last few weeks. After that, Joan decided that nobody else should be in that position and that is where the dream of Cudeca started. At a lunch in 1991, Joan explained her vision to Marissa and some others, including Susan Hannon who until her retirement last year was Cudeca’s chief palliative care nurse, and that was when it all started to take off. Fund-raising events led to people asking for help as well as some money coming in and in 1999 gave Benalmadena Cudeca the land where the hospice now stands. She explained that all staff felt that it was an honour and a privilege to share the patients’ last weeks with them and to help them manage and overcome their problems with the disease.

generated by selling property that had been bequeathed them and this, of course could not be relied on for future years. The income from donations from the community was â‚Ź242,510. From events held it was â‚Ź305,966, from “Rastrillosâ€? and sales was â‚Ź547,322 and from “Friends of Cudecaâ€? it was â‚Ź208,238. The income from inheritances and the selling of properties left in bequests to Cudeca was â‚Ź1,184,594. The breakdown of this is that 34% came from inheritances, 20% came from the Cudeca shops, 12% from donations, 11% from public subventions, 10% from events, 6% from members (Friends), 5% from banks, 1% from interest earned and 1% from other sources. As far as expenses went, the total expenses for the financial year 2011 were â‚Ź3.13 million. These were made up with 74% going on direct care, 11% being spent on the shops including rent and

To finish, Joan explained that with an ageing population the demands for palliative care and Cudeca’s services is bound to increase in the coming years. Also, the Spanish population is beginning to understand what palliative care is all about – something the Spanish haven’t had in any great measure before, unlike the British, so that even more demands will be made on the services Cudeca has to offer. Marissa Martin Roselló, chief medical director then gave the assembled audience a slideshow demonstration of Cudeca’s growth and the many awards that have been bestowed on the organisation through the years. Rafael Olalla Martinez took the floor next explaining how Cudeca had used the previous year’s income. The figures were a great improvement on previous years but it had to be pointed out that a lot of the income had been

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So, what can you do to help Cudeca? As we said in our last feature on Cudeca, if every foreign resident who is registered in the Malaga areas padrons gave just ₏10 a year to the foundation it would ensure the continued running of the hospice and Cudeca’s services – and that’s just those of us who are registered. Imagine the funds that could be raised therefore if everyone who had a holiday home here and weren’t registered also gave! It would allow Cudeca to make plans for the future to

be able to look after even more people with terminal illnesses and, don’t forget, their services are always offered free of charge to the patients and their families. We all go to the odd “do� and happily part with a tenner for raffle tickets for a bottle of sometimes rather dodgy wine or we go to a bar and part with another tenner for a couple of drinks. Part of life, and it’s enjoyment of course, but think of the good that same tenner could do for people who desperately need Cudeca’s help. So, go on, give us a tenner – you never know when it could turn out to be you or a loved one who needs their help! Go to to find out more about the organisation and how you can do your bit to help.

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Community News Conservatives Photos AUDITION Abroad dinner galore NOTICE The Conservatives Abroad association met on Friday night for dinner, dancing and an after dinner speech by the Right Honourable Eric Pickles. The evening started with canapés and drinks at the bar then moved into the restaurant for a lovely five course meal before Mr Pickles explained the ideas behind various things the coalition government in the UK are carrying out and what it is they are trying to achieve. With the Budget just behind him, he explained that the government want to get people back to work and off the benefits system. He told the story of a young lad whose siblings, parents and grandparents either were or had been on the dole. The young lad got a job, although low paid, and the family were all nagging him to leave the job and go back on the dole as the rest of them were. However, he had a good boss who explained to him

that, unlike the rest of his family who weren’t working, he had the opportunity of working his way up, making more money and, when he eventually got married, of carrying on the work ethic through his own family. The boy decided to stay, enrolled himself on a university course and is now well on his way to having a responsible well paid career. Mr Pickles then told his audience a little of his He was background. brought up in a strictly Labour household and one of his ancestors had been one of the founding members of a trade union. He was not brought up in a Conservative family but decided that this was the way he felt was right for him. He is currently the Minister for Communities and Local Government. The evening went extremely well with everyone enjoying themselves.


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The Coin Branch of the Royal British Legion held its annual Photographic Competition at the Miralmonte Bar and Restaurant on Wednesday the 21st of March. The subject was “Markets” and submissions were judged in 3 categories: Category 1 was open to branch members not in the photographic group, Category 2 was open to photographic group members and Category 3 was open to everyone and reserved for digitally enhanced photographs.

Director Peter Mitchell will be holding a workshop to discuss characters at the Salon Varietes Theatre on Sunday April 1st at 4.30pm and to discuss the forthcoming production of the smash hit musical “Guys and Dolls” which will be presented at the theatre in October.

The programme is introduced by Kim Robson who also presents a daily programme on Guildford’s Eagle FM back in Surrey. Coastline’s managing director, Dennis Gardner, said “We’ve taken note of listener feedback and are coming a bit more up to

date on Sundays; after a long run, we’ve ditched the Beatles Hour on Sundays and are working towards refreshing some of our other programmes too”. Top of The Pops was definitely a hit – on line listening figures showed that more people tuned in on 4th March at 7pm than had the week before. Coastline’s listening figures are on the up again too, with more and more people listening on line as well as on FM. Audience figures online jumped a further 21% between November 2011 and the end of February 2012 with loads more people listening on FM, particularly inland.



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The musical director will be Sylvia Griffiths and in charge of choreography will be Peter Height.

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Never Been in Love Before. Audition pieces will be available from the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola and auditions will be held on Thursday, April 5th at 6pm.

Everyone in the show has a named part and the dancing style is Jazz and Show Dancing

Songs from the show include: Luck be a Lady Tonight, Sit Down You’re Rocking the Boat and I’ve

The recent London revival starred Ewan McGreggor (pictured above).

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It is a popular misconception that all dogs can swim, but this is not always the case. You must attempt to empty the dog's lungs of water as soon as possible. Place the dog's head lower than its body, open its mouth and begin to pump the chest by pressing down on the ribs and releasing the pressure immediately. Repeat at five-second intervals.

Choking Sometimes a piece of stick, bone or small rubber ball

may get stuck in a dog's throat. Your dog may be unable to breath as a result and swift action is necessary. Open the dog's mouth carefully and see if you can see the object. Pumping the chest, as in the case of drowning (see above) may dislodge the foreign body. Get your dog to the vet as soon as possible where the object can be removed under anaesthetic.

Adopting a Pet - part one Often a puppy will not be suitable for you for one reason or another so adopting a senior pet may well be the answer. The older, more mature dog will normally give you all the love a puppy will but will be possibly quieter and need less walking so, for an older

person, an older dog would be ideal. The upcoming holiday season may be an excellent time to put some balance in your life and adopt a senior pet. Senior pets can and do bond very strongly with adopters. Many seem to understand they have been given another chance at a happy life and are grateful for the opportunity to love someone and be loved in return. David is on Talk Radio every Saturday from 10am - (Calahonda to Nerja) 88.9fm (Calahonda to Algeciras) 91.9fm

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Trip to enjoy soon Easter Services Lux Mundi’s next absolutely fabulous trip is three days (two nights) midweek to the southwestern corner of Spain. Based in Matalascanas you will visiting the Monasterio de la Rabida, Palos de la Frontera, La Fontanilla and the church of San Jorge, Moguer, and Parque Nacional de Doñana. This is one of Europe's most important wetland reserves and a major site for migrating birds. Doñana is well known for its enormous variety of bird species, either permanent residents, winter visitors from further north and

central Europe or summer visitors from Africa, like its numerous types of geese and colourful colonies of flamingo. It has one of the world's largest colonies of Spanish imperial eagles. The coach leaves Fuengirola early on Tuesday 10th April, getting back about 7.30 on the Thursday evening. For lots more information please call in or contact the desk on 952 474 840. Lux Mundi is in Calle Nueva 3, Fuengirola and is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 13.00 and 15.00 to 18.30 and on Saturdays from 10.00 to 13.00.

Service times for Easter at St Andrews Church, Costa del Sol West are: Sunday 1st April – Palm Sunday: 9.30am Holy Communion at Benalmádena, 9.30am Morning Prayer at Calahonda, 10.30am All Age Worship at Alhaurin el Grande, 11.30am Sung Eucharist at Los Boliches. Tues 3rd April: 12 Noon Holy Communion at Los Boliches. Wed 4th April 9.30am Holy Communion at Los Boliches 5th April – Maundy Thursday: 6.00pm Eucharist at Los Boliches to commemorate the Last Supper. 6th April – Good Friday: 12

Consulate conference gives good advice Tuesday morning saw Duncan Burrell from The News Helpdesk attending a conference given by the British Consulate Malaga that informed us of what to do in many situations including robbery and theft – both from the home and in the street, a report from Trafico on what to do about fines in respect of drink driving, licences, accidents and legal paperwork pertaining to these situations. Around 70 people attended the conference and we will be running a series of articles in the next few weeks to tell you what happened. The British Consulate in Malaga is one of the busiest in the world dealing with some 70 deaths a month, 60-70 arrests a month, 2530 serious injuries resulting in hospitalisation, and help with repatriation. At a recent inland roadshow, one of the questions asked was “What number should you dial in an emergency?” 60% of those present answered: “999”! Wrong, it’s 112 which is the main emergency number where you can speak to somebody in English. The local police came out with some very useful tips and advice on what to do in the case of robberies or assaults on the person and what to do to avoid it which we will cover in the coming weeks in more depth. One of the topics we shall touch on this week is Cybercrime and some useful tips on how to avoid it.

“Keyloggers” are people that log into your computer remotely and can see everything you type, including bank account numbers and all manner of personal information. They then sell on the information to a third party. Keyloggers can only be prosecuted for invasion of privacy as it’s the third party who actually commit the crimes such as fraud. Obviously do not put things such as the fact that you may be going on holiday on social network pages. It will not just be your best friend that you’re telling. There are many people who scour these sites and they will then know that your house is empty – do not invite a burglar into your home this way. “Farming” is where you are directed to a mirror site of where you think you are logging on to. This is very common in online banking where you will be putting in passwords, account numbers and all sorts of personal information. Some of the useful tips to do with working with your computer are: 1. Stick to the system you know 2. Visit trusted sites only 3. Don’t allow anybody else to control your site – ebay is a very common one where you can pay someone else for goods – only pay ebay or via paypal. If you have to pay the seller and you’re desperate to have what they’re selling make sure you get all their details including their address, bank details etc.,

If you are shopping online at, for instance ebay or Amazon, it’s a good idea to have a separate bank card with a maximum of, say €100 spend power, hence limiting any rogues spending power should your details be passed on. Obviously, it is up to you to use some common sense so ask yourself the following: “If I’ve just won the lottery in Nigeria, but I’ve never bought a ticket even though someone has emailed me that I have, how could I possibly have won?” You haven’t ... it’s a scam: “If I’ve never asked for a loan, why is my bank telling me they’re giving me one and need my bank details?” Remember, a bank will never contact you by email so, you haven’t got a loan approved and yep, it’s another scam. “Why have I got a parking ticket to pay in Timbuktu when I’ve never been there?” The police, again like the banks, will not contact you by email so don’t pay it, it’s yet another scam. And finally, if you’re far Eastern secret girlfriend hasn’t got the money for her ticket home, don’t be tempted to pay for the ticket and dump her and run – it’s, yes, you’ve guessed it, another scam! More on this soon.



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Noon 3 Hours at the Cross at Los Boliches, 2.00pm An hour at the Cross at Alhaurin 8th April – Easter Sunday 9.30am Morning Prayer at Benalmadena, 9.30am Holy Communion at Calahonda, 10.30am Holy Communion at Alhaurin el Grande, 11.30am Holy Communion at Los Boliches. Service times for the Anglican Church of the Costa del Sol West Holy Week and Easter are: April 3rd – 11:00 am Holy Communion Service at Sanyres Residential Home, Puerto Banus. April 6th – 12:00 noon Good Friday Meditation, at Sotogrande In the grounds of La Inglesia de la Merced. and at 3.00 pm San Pedro in the hall of the Parroquia Virgen de Rocio. April 8th Easter Day Resurrection - 10:15 - Holy Communion San Pedro in the hall of the Parroquia Virgen de Rocio and at 11:45 at Holy Communion Sotogrande, in La Inglesia de Nuestra Sra de la Merced, and at 7.00 p.m. Songs of Praise, Sabinillas, La Inglesia de San Luis de Sabinillas Further information from the Reverend Alan Maude 952 808 605.

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C.O.G.S Return to Lauro Golf It makes a change for us to play locally and the trip to Lauro was worthwhile as the course as always was in great condition and the greens ran true. Also it was nice to have some old faces back playing with us. Welcome back Dave and Mike. Nearest the pin on hole 25 was won by Ian Vaughan. Nearest the pin in two shots on hole 20 was won by Ian Brewer. Longest drive on hole 17 was won by Andy Macfarlane.

Birtles for all their efforts to make the day run smoothly.

Macfarlane. (I am getting fed up with typing Andy’s name!) In second place with 33 points was Dave Haworth. In first place with 36 points was Nick Carwood. Well done Nick.

Our next outing is at Alhaurin Golf on the 20th April, all are welcome. If you would like to join our society we welcome all levels of players with or without a handicap so if you would like to join us membership will cost you €25 in the first year and €10 per year thereafter.

The wooden spoon was won by Mike Brian but, to be fair, Mike hasn’t played for a long time and it was nice to see him back. Team prize with a great 101 points was won by Nick Carwood, Ian Brewer, Del Allwood and Andy Macfarlane. In third place with 31 points was Andy

Terry’s par three competition on hole 14 was won by Joe King and on hole 21 by Nick Carwood. As always the members would like to thank Andy Macfarlane, Dave Haworth and our Captain Terry


‘Liability for damage caused by hunting dogs’

The next film in English at the La Trocha cinema in Coín is now confirmed as the sometimes funny/sometimes sad film, “The Descendants”starring George Clooney and Beau Bridges. This films’is both moving and funny –- a humorous and heartfelt film with universal themes of love, family, life and death, betrayal, and forgiveness set against the beautiful backdrop of Hawaii. The film is getting great critical reaction plus awards’ buzz. There will be three showings: 8.20 pm on Thursday 29th March, 6.00 pm and 8.20 pm on Monday 2nd April. The box office will open at about 5.30pm every day.

In many areas of our province rural properties are located in, or close to, areas reserved for hunting (Cotos or Reservas de Caza). It is fairly normal in Spain that hunters are accompanied by their own dogs, but these dogs can sometimes cause damage to neighbouring properties. Spanish law dictates that hunters must be licensed with the local authority and if they hunt with dogs, they must take out an insurance policy for Civil Liability. Therefore damage caused by hunting dogs or other animals is one of the few cases of strict liability under the eyes of the law, so that compensation is virtually automatic unless it is proven that the other party, the victim, was to blame. Recently, De Cotta Law successfully defended a client who suffered damage by hunting dogs. The victim owned a house near a hunting reserve, and his property is used for the breeding of parrots and other exotic birds. It was on one occasion that the owner returned to his property to find that several birds had been

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attacked by dogs, resulting in the serious injury and death of many of them. However, the local ‘Guardia Civil’ were able to locate and apprehend the owners of the dogs and therefore a case was brought against the hunters. In court, De Cotta Law successfully acted for the breeder of the exotic birds and was able to secure compensation of some 6,000 euro; which was paid by the insurance company of the hunting dog owners. This is an interesting case as it is clearly underlines that dog owners should be aware that they are liable for the damage their animals cause, and that they must have adequate insurance cover. In addition the case also shows that if one suffers damage or loss caused by a dog or other animal, there is the opportunity to seek financial compensation.




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Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK e hills are alive - until this Sunday anyway, at e Salon Yum! - New ice-cream parlour in Fuengirola Sales - Two of Cudeca’s shops holding Spring sales

A small gem in the countryside ‌ and a bit of a bang to keep it safe for people to live in


izarra is a tiny town lying 30 kilometres upriver in the Guadalhorce valley at the foot of the 350 metre high Sierra del Hacho. Still a largely farming community, it has so far managed to avoid the threat of absorption by the spreading metropolis of MĂĄlaga in spite of the recent appearance of the two commuter settlements of Zalea and Cerralba on its western face.


n 1483 a hundred settlers arrived, led by the indefatigable Don Pedro Romero de Figueroa, and determined to build a town. The reason for the reluctance of earlier people to put down roots in the spot was an eminently practical one. High above it was a huge, unstable rock, forever threatening to crash down upon them. The rock, known as the peĂąasco, was more than 5000 cubic metres in volume and weighed almost 3000 tons.

It continued to threaten those brave, crazy or fatalistic enough to live beneath it until 1988 when, after it showed definite signs of cracking, the authorities finally blew it up.


t was still there in 1922 when the palace of the Conde de Puerto Hermos was used for the Conference of Pizarra, when leading politicians and soldiers gathered in an attempt to find a solution to

the war then raging in Spanish Morocco. The count had built his palace in the 19th century, after buying the land cheaply. The palace still stands in the centre of town, but is in private hands and not open to the public.


ne place that is most definitely open to the public is Pizarra's Municipal Museum. The village owes this jewel in its crown to the American painter Gino Hollander, who spent many

years in the town. Beginning in the 1960s he amassed an impressive array of archĂŚological artefacts from many eras, including the Roman and the Moorish. When he

eventually left Spain to return to America, his collection came into the hands of the local authorities, who took over a disused farm complex and turned it into the museum.

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Fancy an Ice cream? Don Q’s is the new place to go! Now there’s a whole new reason for going to Don Q’s in Fuengirola. Together with their fabulous eat-asmuch-as-you-like buffet they now have a fabulous ice cream bar with eight different ice creams to choose from –- and what’s more, it’s included in the price! You can choose from Stracciatelli, pistachio, chocolate, banana, caramel, lemon, vanilla and strawberry plus toppings of chocolate, caramel and strawberry. If you haven’t got time

for a buffet meal, you can choose to just pop in and have ice-cream and desert of flan, fruit cocktail, chocolate mousse, truffles, home-made cheesecake or home-made chocolate cake for just €4.95 + IVA. You can find Don Q on the Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola near the Carousel. They are open seven days a week from 1pm until 10pm For more information about Don Q have a look at their main advertisement on page 19 opposite.

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e hills are alive.... Rogers and Hammerstein's most popular musical The Sound of Music is currently playing to packed houses at the Salon Varietes Theatre.

and young alike and includes many well known songs such as Climb Every Mountain, Do-re-mi and My Favourite Things.

Directed by Peter Mtchell this show is suitable for old

It runs until this Sunday 1st April and there is a matinee

on Saturday 31st March at 3pm. Call the box office on 952 474 542 to book or pop along to the theatre or to Woody’s book shop in Calle Poeta Salvador Rueda in Los Boliches to buy your tickets.

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Charlie is always on hand to take your order and answer any queries about the food or the area in general. Gill is usually busy in the kitchen and will always try to come up with just what you fancy.

For anyone who wants a quick sugar fix, there is Gill’s now famous homemade cheesecake or the newly introduced Charlie’s flapjacks. The menu is extremely varied including sandwiches, baguettes, salads and jacket potato options. The sandwiches are served with a side salad and crisps making it into the ideal lunch stop and the egg mayo sandwiches are thick, creamy and famous for their tastiness in the area. A proper mug of English tea, a cup of coffee, or a glass of wine or beer are all just €1 each. You can find the Lemon Tub in Las Rampas, Fuengirola, and they are open from Monday to Saturday from 9am until 4pm.

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

Appearing at Mad Terry “ Busby’s, Jonathan Brown, the international Clairvoyant / Spiritualist medium “proving that life is eternal” Friday 30th March 8.30 until 10.30pm ( to be followed by our normal show with Mad Terry). Jonathan is a professional clairvoyant, spiritualist medium from the UK. He is able to make communication with your loved ones who have passed away to the higher side of life, giving you comfort and reassurance that they are OK and that life is eternal! Av Antonio Machado Benalmadena 645404911 / 628617658

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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.

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With Spring now upon us it is time for a couple of special offers on the menu. A full English breakfast at €2.50 and a big bowl of pork casserole at lunchtime for only €3.25 and, of course, all of their other favourites will be available. We couldn’t do without the lasagna, curry and chilli and Gill doesn’t forget the vegetarians with a daily vegetarian option.

With more people having a wheat intolerance Gill also ensures there is at least one gluten free on offer.

Cudeca Charity shops in Arroyo de la Miel and Málaga El Palo will be holding spring sales from now until Saturday 31st March. All adult clothing and shoes will be on sale for a euro! These bargains will only be available for a week, so get down to your nearest shop and support your local Hospice. Telephone the Hospice Centre on 952 56 49 10 for more info.

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Pointless Potter

By Amy Thomas



e Cabin in the Woods he other night before he movie is set around Tthrough bed, I was flicking Tthe period in Potter´s life the channels and before she was published.

Director: Drew Goddard starring: Richard Jenkins, Bradley Whitford, Chris Hemsworth Every few years, a horror movie comes along which promises to revitalise the genre, sometimes for the better (‘Night of the Living Dead, ‘Ringu’), sometimes not (‘Saw’, ‘Hostel’). From the pen of ‘Buffy’ creator Joss Whedon and Cloverfield’s scribe Drew Goddard, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ doesn’t so much set out to reinvigorate horror as pick it apart, analyse it, laugh at it, and then blow it to smithereens just for kicks. It’s the funniest horror film since ‘Evil Dead 2’, the

smartest since ‘New Nightmare’, and without doubt one of the most breathlessly entertaining and original movies of the year. It begins with an apparent non sequitur, as working stiffs Hadley (Richard Jenkins) and Sitterson (Bradley Whitford) discuss babyproofing in an anonymous office building. Cut to a gang of nubile twentysomethings, heading off to a remote cabin for fun, frolics and fornication. But how

might these two stories possibly connect? And what’s really going on in the cabin, with its two-way mirrors, mysterious forcefields and a basement crammed with occult artefacts? On one level, ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ is simply a demonically enjoyable rollercoaster: Whedon’s knack for a snappy, offbeat one-liner remains unmatched, while firsttime director Goddard’s control of his action setpieces (of which there are

many) is truly impressive. But this is also a film with a hell of a lot to say: about the role of horror in our lives, about the questionable morality of audience manipulation, about the banality of modern evil. None of this is explored in any great depth – that would get in the way of all the fun – but it’s still remarkable to see a mainstream movie touch on so many fascinating, powerful ideas without losing sight of its prime directive: to scare the socks off its audience.


e Directorial Debut of William Monahan The Oscar winning screenwriter of The Departed, he also wrote the screenplays for the historical drama "Kingdom of Heaven" and the Middle Eastern political thriller "Body of Lies". London Boulevard follows an excon trying to make a fresh

don’t know why someone Iknow thought we needed to the ins and outs of the Beatrix Potter’s personal life. Who really wants to watch a movie about a 39-year-old woman who is still living a home with her parents? This so-called “bio-pic” was basically a period version of “Bridget Jones” – Renee Zellwegger mooning about, nobody wants her, she’s rather strange and has the same bad English accent. hris Noonan's direction is C all over the place, the movie felt rushed in places, and is accomplished in others. Yet, strangely, he doesn't seem to be able to place the camera to get effective use in what are the many static "talky" scenes. His direction of the actors has them all spouting the lines at a level of barelysuppressed hysteria. It's as if somebody had sent spiked Cool-Aid back in time and topped up their teacups with it.

start in a relationship with a reclusive actress. A sexy, stylish gangster thriller bristling with wit and brutal intrigue, it stars Colin Farrell and Keira Knightley as star-crossed lovers who run foul of one of London’s most vicious crime bosses. Mitchel ('Colin Farrell' ) has just got out of jail and wants to stay legitimate. His friends involved in the messy world of the London underground fear him and want him to join them again but Mitchel tries his best to stay away. He gets himself a job as a bodyguard for a retired actress Charlotte (Keira Knightley) who is still hot news for the paparazzi.

came across the Beatrix Potter movie. Normally I would have turned it off, but I found myself mesmerized by Renee Zellwegger’s face and not in the good way. You see, as a child I was very fond of the “Peter Rabbit” stories, however when the “Miss Potter” movie came out, I never felt the need to see it.

Mitchell, through his friend Billy eventually meets the underground Don by the name of Gant (Ray Winstone) who wants Mitch to work for him because of Mitch's reputation. While working together Mitch and Charlotte fall in

love. Gant asks Billy to get the guy who sent Mitch to jail but it turns out to be the wrong one. Gant kills the guy in front of Mitch and lets Mitch know that he has to work for him now that Mitch has seen him commit the murder but Mitch refuses.

It's 1902 and Beatrix Potter is being stifled by her socialladder-climbing parents. Always a teller and writer of stories, Beatrix breaks free from her suffocation and takes her tale of Peter Rabbit to the Warne publishers – where she is pleasantly surprised to find a deal offered and young Norman Warne assigned personally to aid her in her first publishing venture. But as the pair start to fall in love, and the book takes off, the pressure from home threatens to derail her chance of happiness. he only explanation why Tchildren's Potter's illustrated books made her successful was because they were done in colour. Potter is shallowly presented as an artistic dreamer, when she was quite the opposite. It might come as a surprise to the audience that she had such a wealthy upbringing in the very lap of luxury, when her children's books describe an anthropomorphic world of bucolic farm animals and garden pests, set among rustic cottages and hedgerows. owever, one of the H strange things in this movie, is that on more than one occasion you see Potter talking to her illustrations and – even weirder – the illustrations move. I don´t know if Noonan was making out that Potter was delusional, but it was a bit odd to say the least. part from the fact that A this movie is filled with anachronisms, the story is pretty pointless. I think it is safe to say that this is one to miss!

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Kym’s Kitchen

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March 21st April 19th

A fiery new start to this season occurs as we move into your sign, an entirely fresh outlook suggests a breaking away from the past and looking forward to a future filled with brighter possibilities. Nothing will happen over night but hope will be brimming from within and this newfound inspiration is going to energise you. The more in control you are, the stronger you become - do not give others an opening to challenge your position.

A light and quick spring chicken and vegetable stew that can be whipped up in less than an hour.

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You may been wishing long and hard for something, waiting for something to shift, open or change. If you direct your thoughts you will find that they hold tremendous potency but you could be feeling impulsive preferring to take action first and think about the effects later on. If you direct this energy towards obtaining certain goals and desires, knowing what you are going to do and why, this can be an incredible time in your life. The simple truth is that all that negativity and restrictions of the past are over and done with, you have entered a new phase that allows your sign's qualities of leadership and position to shine through. The days of following behind others are done, this however, means summoning up your inner courage and strength and not allowing your fears or habits of the past to hold you back any longer. Financial and material areas of life need re-assessment. More than perhaps ever in your life have you had to pay attention to every thought and every step. You have been humbled in discomforting ways in the past year and you will be shortly coming out the other side of that tunnel. You have a naturally born role and claim it with confidence and certain others will have no choice but to stop, listen and invest in you. Never underestimate the talents you have been given. Change is possible - something does not have to stay the same forever and healing can take place. You may find that new desires rise up from within based on recent changes and findings. The only real way forward is to make choices for the right reasons, no matter what they look like, that are best for all. A rare sort of inner courage will fill you now, make the very most of it. Advancements or a promotion could occur.

Something that held you back in the past may also used as a reason or excuse not to move forward now. However, some restrictions are loosening their chains over you and there is no reason any more not to go full steam ahead. You can see through the games and drama that others are using and instead of settling for mediocrity September 23rd - you have a shot at excellence. The more you move forward the richer your life will be in both wealth and overall happiness. October 22nd


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2 tablespoons olive oil 4 chicken breasts black pepper (ground to taste) 175 g baby onions ( peeled) 175 g baby carrots ( peeled) 1 garlic clove (minced) 250 g small potatoes 115 g button mushrooms 2 tablespoons plain flour (all purpose) 450 ml chicken stock 3 medium tomatoes (chopped) 2 tablespoons parsley (fresh, chopped)

Directions 1. Preheat oven to 180°C. 2. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over a high heat. 3. Season the chicken with pepper on both sides and then add them to the frying pan and quickly brown on both sides. 4. Remove chicken and drain on paper towel and then transfer to a large casserole dish. 5 . Reduce the heat and add the baby onions, carrots, the garlic, the potatoes and the mushrooms and fry for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

6 . Remove the vegetables from the pan with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper and then add to the casserole dish. 7. Sprinkle the flour into the pan and then blend in the stock, stirring until thickened and then add the tomatoes and half of the chopped parsley and stir well. Add to the casserole dish. 8. Cover the casserole dish with a lid and cook in the oven for 45 minutes. 9. Serve sprinkled with the remaining chopped parsley.


SPANISH By Valerie Mitchell


August 23rd September 22nd

You will probably be better off if you can find a way to work on your own this week. Avoid conflict where possible but do not back down from going after your hopes, dreams and goals. You must keep in mind what you want and where you are trying to get to in the future. The effort and quality you put in now can pay off big later on for you. If some things seem slow bear in mind that certain things need to happen in the right order for the optimal outcome.

Liking and loving SCORPIO

October 23rd November 21st

A situation may have tried to drag you down and you may for a few days let it get the better of you. You are now finding a way to feel far better about a recent burden. Either you released your responsibilities connected to a certain situation or you let go of your attachment to the outcome. Relationships across the board are deepening and increasing in meaning. More fun and adventure are about to appear in your life too.

SAGITTARIUS A lot of people could be wondering how on earth you are going to handle things,

it is as if most individuals seem to be walking around in a dazed and confused state. That means you need to keep moving forward with confidence and determination, take your time and make sure the things you do are done with precision. Creatively November 22nd - you will have bursts of energy with your mind racing as innovation burns through December 21st you like wild fire.

CAPRICORN You are in a reflective mood lately, you could feel that you have reached a point

where time is more precious than gold. The home and the heart are important to you and you will be striving to make choices that stem from these issues. This is a time of stability for you with promises of wealth and prosperity, the main key is to December 22nd - remain on the path and try not to mess things up for yourself. Do the things that January 19th will bring you positive results.


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If you have a desire to change something this week, feel it with all your heart and then speak up. This is not the time to give up, turn away or decide to make radical changes to your current path or direction, the idea is to take it all in, but to resist taking impulsive action. You could be influenced by powerful emotions that may not be telling the whole story just yet. Just be patient and allow events to develop in their own natural time.

Down to earth time for you and you will likely be getting in touch with what holds the greatest meaning for you on the material plane. Something will give you a reason to feel better about what you already have and what you are soon to gain. Make sure that you communicate honestly with deliberation and you will find that you attract what you seek. Times like these remind you to remain in the moment and not to get too far ahead of yourself.

To translate the simple idea of liking something into Spanish is not as straightforward as one would wish. The appropriate verb is gustar but it literally means to be pleasing to. Rather than going into long drawn-out and excruciatingly boring grammatical explanations, let's just look at some examples which you should be able to chop and change to fit in with whatever you want to say. Me gusta la paella - I like paella No me gusta el gazpacho - I don't like gazpacho Me gusta jugar al golf - I like playing golf No me gusta jugar al tenis - I don't like playing tennis ¿Te gusta ir de compras? - Do you like going shopping? ¿No te gusta ir de paseo? - Don't you like going for walks? Le gusta means either he or she likes. You should know by the context who it is being talked about Nos gusta - We like and Les gusta - They like Now. if instead of saying that you like something, you want to say that you would like something, it changes to Me gustaría Me gustaría ir a Australia - I would like to go to Australia Me gustaría comprar un coche nuevo - I would like to buy a new car. ¿Te gustaría venir al cine? - Would you like to come to the cinema? And if you want to say you love something, (but not someone - that's a different verb) you use encantar in exactly the same way as gustar. Me encanta vivir en España - I love living in Spain Me encanta ir al teatro - I love going to the theatre and, of course, Me encantaría is I would love Me encantaría visitar las cuevas de Nerja - I would love to visit the caves in Nerja. Ya está - That's it Hasta el próximo - Until next time. Valerie Valerie runs the Centro Idiomas Language School in Coin. Her books, “The First Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Second Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” (€5 each) and “The Verb Book” (€7) are available from The News office in Coin, Woody’s Cards and Books in Los Boliches, David’s Books in Los Boliches or by email from . Valerie's books can now be bought from her website - or call 952 450 747.

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Much Ado About prActicAlly nothing

Contemporary lifestyle and celebrity gossip

e Voice wasn’t quite the hit it should be.. … and it needs quite a bit of tweaking to get it right Sir Tom Jones, Jessie J, Danny O’Donoghue and turned out on Saturday night to pick ten each from the people auditioning for a place for the chance to be coached by one of these four top people in the current music scene. The format sounded like a good idea.A number of singers went on stage with the audience facing them to give it all they had, while the four judges swung their chairs around so they were not influenced by the way the singers looked – thus the title of the show as they should have only been influenced by The Voice. So far so good. What actually happend was a bit like seeing Britain’s Got Talent

singers but with blinkers on. Once the judges decided they would like to work with someone, they hit a big red button on a table in front of what appeared to be an oversized airline chair and the whole unit swung round. No button pressed ... no swinging round to see what you’d missed before the end of the performance. But, and here’s the big but, if more than one judge pressed the button, the singer got to choose who would mentor them and hopefully win the competition. Two of the singers came out and sung Jessies J songs – but only one chose her as a mentor and Ms J seemed rather peeved that the second girl didn’t choose her

but went for (what sort of a name is that anyway?) instead. Another of the singers was a chap who had sung in the boy band “Five” a few years ago, but he didn’t get picked by anybody so off home he went. A couple turned up who had both entered the competition, she later than he. He, Max Milner got picked by all the judges and chose Danny as his mentor and madcap YouTube hit Ben Kelly made you see why he’d had over a million hits. The problem with the show? The judges were apparently in a competition all their own and seemed on occasion to forget to vote in time. More next week.

Judges (left to right) Jessie J, Danny O’Donaghue, & Tom Jones

A new superstar in the first week? Strange place for The other talent show back for this year’s efforts was Britain’s Got Talent with two new judges. Alesha Dixon seems to think that all she has to do is laugh to be amusing. However, Simon Callow’s rabbit out of the hat was now-man David Walliams and when a couple on roller skates appeared on stage ... well, need we say more?! The show came across as far slicker than The Voice, which is an American import (review of the first week above) but has had a few years’ head start to get it right. Even so, the first week’s ratings certainly went to BGT and the acts were as weird as ever, to whit: Barbara and Bradley, known collectively as “Barbara and Bradley”, had

an act born out of too much time spent behind a closed door where society can’t see: Barbara did an impenetrable poem, while the portly Bradley wore a ten-gallon hat and danced uninterpretively behind her. “It started when I had a Siamese cat and it died,” Barbara said of her muse. “Also, I was on the Kilroy show.” Bradley wasn’t bad value either: “My special talent will hopefully bring Barbara’s poetry back to life,” he deadpanned. So they were well suited, but Barbara squished any thoughts of a physical connection: “We’re not in any relationship because he looks like an owl, doesn’t he?” You simply couldn’t make it up, could you? As time ticked down you knew a belting act was on

the way and if you didn’t, Simon Cowell helpfully flagged it up by turning his nose up at Jonathan Antoine, a 17-year-old with the hair, build and dress sense of Hurley from Lost. Cowell turned to Carmen Electra who was standing in for Amanda Holden and murmured, “Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse …” In the pre-act interview Jonathan stood with his friend Charlotte Jaconelli who, they said, had stuck up for Jonathan when he was being picked on. He said she’d boosted his confidence after a lifetime of taunts about his weight. When asked by Cowell (who clearly assumed Jonathan would hold back Charlotte) who thought it was a good idea to perform together she replied: “Our singing teacher”. With that the couple launched into their performance and by the end of it Jonathan’s amazing tenor voice, coupled with Charlotte’s show-songs style had everybody on their feet and Cowell trying to persuade him to dump Charlotte. His reply? “We came here as a couple, we’re staying as a couple.” The votes from the judges were three “Yes’s”

despite Cowell’s voiced reservations about them going through together. Cowell said later to Walliams that we just may have seen the new Pavarotti. The judges were obviously ashamed at having dismissed Jonathan on the basis of his looks. And to see the look on this previously persecuted young man’s face when he realised how much everyone in the audience had instantly fallen in love with him and his voice was something to behold. If you missed it all on Saturday, have a look at and search for Jonathan Antoine audition – Britain’s Got Talent 2012. If you have a dry eye by the end of it, go look for your heart because you must have lost it somewhere and don’t forget his name – he’s going to be big in success as well as stature!

a honeymoon

Gareth and Rachel Mawsdley are both in the armed forces and enjoyed a fairytale wedding at a Georgian manor house last year. However, they were only able to spend a few nights together before predeployment training began for their respective tours of Afghanistan. 35-year-old Rachel is a Squadron Leader in the RAF while husband Gareth, 32, is a Lieutenant Commander in the Royal Navy. Both began a six-month spell at Camp Bastion in November last year so they decided to have their honeymoon in Helmand province and mark their first six months of marriage in a steakhouse on the desert base. Gareth said. “There’s no alcohol on base so instead of a bottle of wine we shared a bottle of

pop. As we shared some nachos, surrounded by US marines and everybody carrying weapons, we looked at each other and it was possible to imagine it was a normal romantic night back home.” – home being Bath in the West Country. The couple live in separate communal quarters on the base and rarely have time alone. They took part in the base’s half-marathon on New Year’s day and Rachel said they try and go for a run together or have a coffee so they have some time for each other. The couple will be returning to the UK in May and have already planned a “proper” honeymoon in Rwanda and Tanzania going on safari, doing a bit of trekking but, Gareth says: “most of all lie on the beach together”.

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Survival’s ‘ick’ factor

Unlike fear, sadness or anger, psychologists have rarely given much importance to the feeling of disgust, until recently. Researchers now realise that disgust does more than cause a sick feeling in the stomach – it protects human beings from disease and parasites, and affects almost every aspect of human relations, from romance to politics. Valerie Curtis, a selfdescribed “disgustologist” from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, put it succinctly at a recent conference on disgust in Germany: “Disgust is in our everyday life. It determines our hygiene behaviours. It determines how close we get to people. It determines who we’re going to kiss, who we’re going to mate with, who we’re going to sit next to. It determines the people that we shun, and that is something that we do a lot of.” Her studies and those of other researchers may have practical benefits, including clues to obsessive compulsive disorder, some aspects of which – like excessive hand

washing – look like disgust gone wild. On the other hand, some researchers are trying to inspire more disgust at dirt and germs to promote hand washing and improve public health. Dr. Curtis is involved in efforts in Africa, India and England to explore what she calls “the power of trying to gross people out”. One slogan that appeared to be effective in England in getting people to wash their hands before leaving a bathroom was “Don’t bring the toilet with you.” Dr Curtis said the power of disgust to affect behaviour is unquestioned, and that power ought to be put to good use. In one of her projects, she worked with an Indian public relations agency to come up with a disgust-based campaign to encourage hand washing among mothers in small villages, which could save countless

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and let us help you find that light at the end of the tunnel! children’s lives lost to diarrhoea and other diseases. The result was is a skit involving a supermom and a disgusting, dirty man. The man makes sweets using mud and worms, stops in the middle of the performance to rush off because he has diarrhoea, never washes his hands and does everything possible to be revolting. Supermom on the other hand is scrupulously clean. Her children don’t get sick, the skit makes that quite

clear. In fact, her baby grows up to be a doctor. She washes her hands all the time. The prominence of diarrhoea in the skit is no accident. Dr. Curtis said it was important to talk about the very things that disgust us, because they often present dangers to public health. “We need to talk about excrement,” she said, using a punchier singlesyllable word for maximum effect. “Which is worse?” she asked. “To talk about it, or to let kids die?”

'Pain-free needle' Scots try out in the works lung cancer test Screening for a pilot project involving 10,000 Scots who have smoked 20 cigarettes a day for at least 20 years is due to start before the end of 2012, with the first results to be reported before the end of 2014. Scientists have been working for years to help people with injectionphobia, as well as the doctors and dentists who have to deal with stressed patients. Now it looks as if a Somerset-based inventor may have come up with the solution. Oliver Blackwell's device looks like a typical syringe – with one crucial difference. On the front is a much smaller needle which injects a tiny amount of local anaesthetic to ease the pain of the larger needle which follows. The first virtually pain-free injection

paves the way for the second one, which is rendered painless. Meanwhile, in the United States researchers are trying to find a way to avoid needles altogether. They have tested a vaccine patch on mice, which cuts out the need for painful needles. Instead, the patch has hundreds of microscopic needles which dissolve into the skin. The researchers said that one day it could be used to enable people to vaccinate themselves against flu, for example.

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Wed, Mar 28th 11:45pm

Poltergeist Horror in which a suburban family's life is turned into a nightmare when vengeful spirits invade their home and abduct their five-yearold daughter. Starring Craig T Nelson.


Sun, Apr 1st 11:30pm

Michael Collins Biopic of the rise and fall of one of the most important and controversial figures in Ireland's struggle for independence. Starring Liam Neeson and Julia Roberts.


Sat, Mar 31st 10:35pm

Forgetting Sarah Marshall A musician is devastated when his actress girlfriend leaves him, and he tries to cure his broken heart with a holiday in Hawaii. Unfortunately, his efforts to forget the past are scuppered when his ex turns out to be....


Sun, Apr 1st 12:05am

The Descent Horror thriller. A group of adrenaline junkies become trapped deep within an uncharted cave system which is home to a vicious breed of hungry flesh-eaters.


Mon, Apr 2nd 9:00pm

Little Nicky Fantasy comedy in which Satan sends his third son - who unfortunately doesn't seem to have an evil bone in his body - to Earth to bring back his two rogue offspring.


Sat, Mar 31st 9:00pm


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Thur, Mar 29th 9.00pm Jovial presenter Rory McGrath and biker/archaeologist Paul Blinkhorn root around beneath some of the country's oldest boozers to reveal hundreds of years of British history. Pubs are where some of the juiciest bits of our island story happened, so even though they occasionally get distracted by the temptations of the bar, they turn up some truly...

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5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Cash Britain 8:00pm Waterloo Road 9:00pm The Apprentice 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm The Lottery Draws 10:45pm One Night 11:45pm Movie: Poltergeist 1:35am Weatherview 1:40am See Hear 2:10am Upstairs Downstairs 3:10am Watchdog

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 Leonardo

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Watchdog 9:00pm The Honeymoon Murder 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Skiing Weatherview 12:25am Murdoch's TV Pirates - Panorama 12:55am Countryfile 1:55am Hidden 2:55am Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey

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 1:30pm Regional News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Secrets and Words 3:00pm BBC News; 3:05pm Jedward's Big Adventure 3:35pm Lockie Leonard

4:00pm 12 Again 4:30pm Blue Peter 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Titanic with Len Goodman 9:00pm New Tricks 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm One Night 11:35pm The Lottery Draws 11:45pm Man on Fire 2:00am Weatherview 2:05am Natural World: Madagascar, Lemurs and Spies 3:05am Question Time

9:30am Mike the Knight 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 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 Here Comes Mr Jordan 1:00pm See Hear 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 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: The Biggest Chinese Restaurant in the World 12:20am Medium 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Mike the Knight 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 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 Return of the Bad Men 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 The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 8:00pm Natural World: Queen of the Savannah 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 Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Mike the Knight 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 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 A Stitch in Time 1:30pm 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 Coast 7:30pm Mastermind 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm Reverse Missionaries 10:00pm Twenty Twelve 10:30pm Newsnight 11:00pm The Review Show 11:45pm Weather 11:50pm The Year of Living Dangerously 1:40am Click 2:00am BBC News 2:30am The Record Review 3:00am BBC News

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 Live UEFA Champions League 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 11:35pm Road Warriors 12:30am The Zone 2:30am The Day of the Jackal 4:50am 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 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

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Bamber - The New Evidence: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Love Life 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:35pm Take Me Out 12:30am The Zone 2:35am Bamber - The New Evidence: Tonight 3:00am ITV Nightscreen 4:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 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

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Poms in Paradise 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Benidorm 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Words of Captain Scott 11:35pm When Ali Came to Britain 12:30am The Zone 2:30am Zeppelin 4:15am ITV Nightscreen

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 News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm River Cottage Bites 12:40pm Action in the North Atlantic 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 Facejacker 11:25pm Hit the Road Jack 12:10am Random Acts 12:15am Mercury Prize Sessions 12:35am The Album Chart Show: Spotlight 12:50am Black Cab Sessions 1:20am 4Play: The Civil Wars 1:35am 4Play: All the Young 1:50am The Great Escape Festival 2011

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 River Cottage Bites 12:50pm The Electric Horseman 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 11:00pm Random Acts 11:05pm Embarrassing Bodies 12:10am The Shooting Gallery: China 1:05am China: Triumph and Turmoil 2:00am Rare Chicken Rescue 2:30am The Bible: A History 3:25am The Crucified Soldier

8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 10:00am The Food Hospital 11:00am You Deserve This House 12:00pm News 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm Channel 4 Presents - 2012: Will Bayley 12:40pm Ice Cold in Alex 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 The Million Pound Drop Live 10:35pm Rude Tube: Total Stunts 11:40pm The Mad Bad Ad Show 12:25am Le Donk & Scorzay-zee 1:45am Random Acts 1:50am My Name Is Earl 2:40am Hung 3:35am A Ninja Is for Life, Not Just for Christmas

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:40am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm London: The Inside Story 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours

2:15pm CSI: NY 3:10pm Mary Higgins Clark's Remember Me 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Police Interceptors 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 12:55am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:00am Little Princess 7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm London: The Inside Story 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours

2:15pm CSI: NY 3:15pm The Nanny Express 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Holiday Heaven on Earth 7:25pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 7:55pm Live UEFA Europa League Football 10:00pm Chaos 12:10am SuperCasino 4:00am House Doctor 4:25am Wildlife SOS

7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:50am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm London: The Inside Story 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm NCIS 3:15pm Wandering Eye 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm WWI Top Gun: Revealed 8:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 10:55pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:50pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport Mundial

7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm I Never Said Yes 10:00pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 11:30pm World Series of Dating 12:00am Family Guy 12:20am Family Guy 12:45am American Dad! 1:05am American Dad!

1:30am I Never Said Yes 2:30am Don't Tell the Bride 3:30am World Series of Dating 4:00am Reggie Yates: Teen Gangs

7:00pm The Apprentice 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Pramface 9:30pm White Van Man 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Angry Boys 11:00pm Family Guy 11:20pm Family Guy 11:50pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad! 12:35am Pramface

1:05am White Van Man 1:35am World Series of Dating 2:05am Gambling Addiction & Me: The Real Hustler 3:05am Don't Tell the Bride 4:05am I Never Said Yes

7:00pm Doctor Who 7:45pm Doctor Who 8:30pm The Real Hustle: Busted 9:00pm Stand Up for Sport Relief 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm White Van Man 11:00pm Family Guy 11:50pm American Dad! 12:35am World Series of

Dating 1:05am Angry Boys 1:35am White Van Man 2:05am The Real Hustle: Busted 2:35am Stand Up for Sport Relief 3:35am World Series of Dating 4:05am Being Human

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TV Listings n 25


Live UEFA Champions League


AC Milan v Barcelona

Modern Spies

Wed, Mar 28th 7.30pm

The fictional world of spying is a world of danger, deception and glamour. But how does the myth compare with the reality? Peter Taylor investigates how spies are recruited.

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

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6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am The Little Paris Kitchen 12:00pm BBC News 12:15pm Football Focus 1:00pm British Olympic Dreams 1:30pm World Olympic Dreams 2:00pm Bargain Hunt 3:00pm Cash in the Attic 3:45pm You Are the Weakest Link - Goodbye 4:30pm Final Score 5:10pm BBC News 5:30pm A Question of Sport 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 10:20pm Match of the Day 11:45pm The Football League Show 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am BBC News 1:30am The Bottom Line 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am On the Road With 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click

6:00am Breakfast 7:35am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Country Tracks 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:05pm EastEnders 2:55pm Bargain Hunt 3:40pm Escape to the Country 4:40pm Songs of Praise 5:15pm Titanic with Len Goodman 5:45pm Land Girls 6:30pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 7:00pm Countryfile 8:00pm Antiques

Roadshow 9:00pm Silent Witness 10:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm Room 101 - Extra Storage 11:05pm The Syndicate 12:05am The Sky at Night 12:25am Weatherview 12:30am Armando's Tale of Charles Dickens 1:30am Holby City 2:30am One Night 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today 4:00am Newsday 4:30am HARDtalk

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Animal 24:7 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News; Weather 11:00am My Worst Deal 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 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm All Over the Place 4:30pm Help! My Supply Teacher Is Magic

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 The Great Apprentice Scandal - Panorama 9:00pm Silent Witness 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm A Question of Sport 11:05pm Late Kick Off 11:35pm The Estate 12:05am Lawn Dogs 1:45am Weatherview 1:50am Wild About Pandas 2:50am One Night 3:50am Antiques Road Trip

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Animal 24:7 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am My Worst Deal 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; Weather 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Horrible Histories 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm All Over the Place 4:30pm Who Let the Dogs Out?

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm The Syndicate 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Who Do You Think You Are? US 11:20pm Lionel Richie at the BBC 12:20am Weatherview 12:25am The Apprentice 1:25am One Night 2:25am We Won't Drop the Baby 3:15am Britain's First Photo Album 3:45am Sport Today

6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Pixelface 8:35am Prank Patrol Down Under 9:00am Ultimate Sports Day 9:30am Ultimate Sports Day 10:00am Animals at Work 10:30am My Life 11:00am Hacker Time 11:25am OOglies 11:40am MOTD Kickabout 12:00pm Coast 12:20pm Becket 2:45pm All for Love

4:10pm Flog It! 5:10pm Match of the Day Live 7:30pm Dad's Army 8:00pm How God Made the English 9:00pm Have I Got Old News for You 9:30pm Arena: Jonathan Miller 11:00pm The Zoo In Winter 11:45pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 12:15am The Salton Sea

6:00am Harry and Toto 6:10am Lunar Jim 6:20am Raa Raa the Noisy Lion 6:35am Chuggington 6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Richard Hammond's Blast Lab 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Paradise Cafe 8:30am Wingin' It 9:00am Friday Download 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:30am 4 for Texas 1:20pm Ill Met By Moonlight 3:05pm The Wind and the

Lion 5:00pm Flog It! 6:00pm TOTP2: Girl Groups 7:00pm Sandhurst 8:00pm The Best of Top Gear 9:00pm The Falklands Legacy with Max Hastings 10:00pm Match of the Day 2 11:00pm Twenty Twelve 11:30pm Movie: Michael Collins 1:35am The Bottom Line 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday

9:30am Chuggington 9:35am Small Potatoes 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Dipdap 10:30am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Hell Drivers 1:15pm Animal Park 2:15pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Just a Minute

6:30pm Eggheads 7:00pm Castle Commando 8:00pm Chaplains: Angels of Mersey 8:30pm The Little Paris Kitchen 9:00pm Modern Spies 10:00pm Mock the Week 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Human Factor 1:10am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

9:35am Small Potatoes 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Dipdap 10:30am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Tiger Bay 1:15pm Animal Park 2:15pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Just a Minute 6:30pm Eggheads

7:00pm Coast 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 11:25am This Morning: Saturday 12:25pm Murder, She Wrote 1:25pm ITV News and Weather 1:40pm A Cinderella Story 3:35pm Forever Young 5:25pm London Tonight 5:40pm ITV News and Weather 6:00pm New You've Been

Framed! 6:30pm Best of Harry Hill's TV Burp 7:00pm All Star Family Fortunes 8:00pm Britain's Got Talent 9:05pm Take Me Out 10:20pm ITV News and Weather 10:35pm Movie: Forgetting Sarah Marshall 12:30am 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 You've Been Framed! 1:05pm Britain's Got Talent 2:05pm Columbo: A Case of Immunity 3:40pm Midsomer Murders 5:40pm London Tonight 5:55pm ITV News and

Weather 6:10pm Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 9:00pm Titanic 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:15pm Perspectives: Lenny Henry - Finding Shakespeare 11:15pm Premiership Rugby Union 12:10am The Zone 2:30am 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 7:00pm Emmerdale

7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm The Dales 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Scott & Bailey 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:30pm London News 10:35pm The Agenda 11:05pm Mayday Mayday 11:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Kym Marsh 12:30am The Zone 2:35am Champions League Weekly 3:00am ITV Nightscreen 4:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 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 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Countrywise Kitchen 8:00pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity 9:00pm Smugglers Special 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News 10:35pm Benidorm 11:35pm Ladette to Lady: Australia 12:30am The Zone 3:00am Crossing Jordan 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am The Grid 7:25am FIM World Superbikes 7:50am Channel 4 Presents - 2012: Jody Cundy - Part Two 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Koko Pop 9:25am The Wanted: Backstage in Brazil 10:00am Charlie's Angels 10:55am Come Dine with Me: Made in Chelsea Special 11:55am The Big Bang Theory 12:25pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons

1:55pm Channel 4 Racing 4:05pm Channel 4 Presents - 2012: Ellie Simmonds 4:10pm Come Dine with Me 4:40pm Come Dine with Me 5:15pm Come Dine with Me 5:45pm Come Dine with Me 6:15pm Channel 4 News 6:45pm 6:50pm Avatar 10:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 11:35pm Alfie 1:30am Last Days 3:10am Dish 3:20am Welcome to Glaringly 3:25am Franklin & Bash

6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 7:30am Channel 4 Presents 2012: David Clarke 7:35am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am 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 1:00pm The Simpsons

1:30pm The Simpsons 2:00pm Addams Family Values 3:45pm Aliens in the Attic 5:25pm Time Team 6:25pm Deal or No Deal 7:25pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Disasters at Sea: Why Ships Sink 9:00pm Homeland 10:10pm Sorority Row 12:05am Movie: The Descent 1:55am 5x2: Cinq Fois Deux 3:30am Meeting Helen 3:40am Honeymoon 4:10am Hollyoaks

6:40am The Hoobs 7:05am Freshly Squeezed 7:35am According to Jim 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Frasier 10:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:35pm River Cottage Bites 12:45pm The Quiet Man 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 Damien Hirst: The First Look 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 11:00pm Homeland 12:10am Random Acts 12:15am Damien Hirst: Thoughts, Work, Life 1:05am Death Row 2:00am Never Die Alone 3:30am Franklin & Bash

9:05am Frasier 10:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm The Fabulous Baker Brothers 12:35pm River Cottage Bites 12:50pm Father Goose 3:05pm Channel 4 Presents 2012: Stephen Miller 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 The Undateables 10:00pm Facejacker 10:35pm Hit the Road Jack 11:10pm Random Acts 11:15pm Desperate Housewives 12:10am Poker 1:10am KOTV Boxing Weekly 1:40am The Grid 2:10am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 2:35am Late Night Poker 3:35am FIM World Superbikes

7:55am Little Princess 8:15am The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:30am Angelina Ballerina 8:45am Rupert Bear 9:00am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:15am The Mr Men Show 9:30am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Mist: Sheepdog Tales 10:00am Animal Rescue Squad 10:15am Holiday Heaven on Earth 10:45am Mirror Mirror: Movie Special

11:15am Police Interceptors 12:15pm WWI Top Gun 1:15pm Battle of Britain 3:50pm Operation: Daybreak 6:15pm 5 News Weekend 6:20pm NCIS 7:10pm NCIS 8:00pm 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 3:55am Great Scientists

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 8:55am Milkshake! Show Songs 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 Inside Hollywood 10:10am Grey's Anatomy

11:05am Big Body Squad 12:05pm Emergency Bikers 1:05pm Cowboy Builders 2:00pm Winnie the Pooh: Springtime with Roo 3:15pm High School Musical 3: Senior Year 5:25pm 5 News 5:30pm Mrs Doubtfire 8:00pm Once Upon a Time 9:00pm Rush Hour 2 10:40pm In Hell 12:35am The World of Stupid Criminals 1:05am SuperCasino 4:00am The FBI Files 4:50am Rough Guide to Islands

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 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:55am Milkshake! Monkey 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with Gabby 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm London: The Inside Story 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm The Mentalist 3:10pm Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Cowboy Builders 8:00pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 9:00pm Movie: Little Nicky 10:55pm Anger Management 12:50am Inside Hollywood 1:00am SuperCasino 4:00am House Doctor 4:25am Wildlife SOS

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9. Leading man in 13 across ignoring the odds (5) 10.Who tabled amendment for coup de grâce? (5,4) 11. Female novelist has it in for Labour leader (9) 12. Set for scan and playback? (5) 13. Centre of attraction in pub: policeman providing rum (7) 15. Retreat from announcement of great uncertainty (7) 17. Birds start to run in all directions (5) 18. Dopey given short change in America (3) 20. 12 on time for food (5) 22.Topper recollected his talk (4,3) 25. Regrettable dismissal of American loser (3,4) 26. Naturally a gift is left for blonde to accept (5) 27. Film director first to include song? Not so! (9) 30. Chap bumped into at first in London suburbs (9) 31. Flower expert needing no introduction (5)

1. Report from outlaw on edge of greenwood(4) 2. More dice being cast? It's no great shakes! (8) 3. Poetry from Black Sea port lacking sex appeal (4) 4. JFK formerly unemployed? Crazy! (8) 5. Indian worker raising fruit, quite content (6) 6. Mad Hatter's odd, having little time to run (5-5) 7. The city of Orlando's a pleasant part in retrospect (2,4) 8. Win over, for example, taking wickets (4) 13. Game birds brought to book (5) 14. Plant in Herts reorganised by director (10) 16. Timber frames with slight modification (5) 19. Yorkshire beauty queen, we hear, pulls the wool over one's eyes (8) 21. Up in arms about leaders of Nicaraguan group aided in scandal (8) 23. Nothing to support listed building extension (4-2) 24. Tasteless articles about one computer game (6) 26. Get hot under the collar following Australian runner - not down under! (4) 28. Russian leader in bed, topless (4) 29. Red inside like gold dust (4)



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Elaine Wheeler I recently read the piece on your Health & Beauty pages concerning breast cancer. Which is all true but there is more, knowing by having cancer myself. This medication also gives you pain in your bones as well as your joints, sleepless disturbed nights and depression. I have been taking them for

Brian Cave James Preston – a businessman in Spain (where you cannot have dual nationality!) has fought a long battle against the British government to have the right to representation in the Westminster parliament. He brought a case before the High Court in London, using the offices of solicitors 'pro bono publico'. The cost was high in money and time. The case went against him. He has in despair decided to renounce British nationality and take out Spanish. You views on this extreme decision is sought. Editors note: Googling who can and cannot vote in a general election in the UK states that you

Elaine Reed We at Animal Angels Global are fully in favour of crate training dogs and can advise if necessary – it is one of the


four years now but what is the alternative? My oncologist said I must not miss one tablet as they WILL Save My Life. The alternative is – do I want cancer again, NO thank you! – been there, do not want to have that nightmare again. The only thing missing from your report is whether when the five years are over and

you have the all clear, do the side effects go away? A question to be asked and answered. To all the women out there suffering this terrible disease, good heath for the future. Editor says: We will look into this and report back but, in the meantime – keep taking the tablets and stay as well as you can.

by email prisoners, unconvicted prisoners and civil prisoners can vote if they are on the electoral register) and e)anyone found guilty within the previous five years of corrupt or illegal practices in connection with an election.

It also states those who cannot vote in a UK general election are: a) members of the House of Lords (although they can vote at elections to local authorities, devolved legislatures and the European Parliament), b) EU citizens resident in the UK (although they can vote at elections to local authorities, devolved legislatures and the European Parliament), c) anyone other than British, Irish and qualifying Commonwealth citizens, d) convicted persons detained in pursuance of their sentences (though remand

However, as long as you can prove that you were on an electoral rôle up to 15 years ago, you can still either vote at the polling station in that same area or by a postal vote. Interestingly enough you would also have to be a Spanish national to be able to vote in a Spanish general election although, as British subjects, we can vote in local elections as long as we are residents in Spain and registered on the empadron in the area in which we live.

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have to a) be 18-years-old or over on polling day, b) be resident in the UK, c) be a British citizen, a qualifying Commonwealth citizen or a citizen of the Republic of Ireland and lastly, d) not be subject to any legal incapacity to vote.

kindest things you can do for your four-legged friend. It is not cruel, only if you leave them in there all day and night. If a dog is crate trained as a puppy (or little by little if an older dog) it will feel safe, secure and will always have somewhere to go when tired or grumpy. A crate-trained dog will not be stressed when in a cage for travelling, when at the vet overnight or after an operation – it is a duty to make sure your


animals are happy in a crate! If you leave your dog in a crate (if necessary) when you are out, he will be safe and will not pee or chew the furniture or electrocute himself and in turn, will not be shouted at and stressed when you return. Of course, some dogs are perfectly happy to be left free, we are talking about the ones who chew or endanger themselves. Crate training is a choice but I wish people wouldn't see it as cruel!

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ext month marks the 55th anniversary of BBC TV’s ‘The Sky At Night’. It was on 24th April 1957 that an amateur astronomer called Patrick Moore was offered a six-month trial TV programme about astronomy aimed at the novice astronomer. Now after more than 710 episodes ‘The Sky At Night’ has become the longest running TV programme with the same presenter in television history. Sir Patrick Moore OBE (as he is now known) is 89 years old and has presented all but one of the monthly shows. With his trade mark monocle, dishevelled hair and badly fitting suits he has become one of the most recognisable characters on TV.


nd what a character he is! I have met him on several occasions and he is a genuinely warm and very funny bloke. He has got a wicked sense of humour and is quite happy to poke fun at himself and not take himself too seriously at all. His biography ’80 not out’ is both very funny and very moving when he talks about ‘his girl’ being killed during the war and now, after all these years, he can sometimes go for almost a whole hour without thinking about her– but not often.


e has done more to raise awareness and public interest in astronomy than any other person and will be sadly missed if and when he finally decides to retire – or pass awaywhichever comes first! He is probably the only person still living who has personally met Albert Einstein, the Wright Brothers, Yuri Gagarin and Neil Armstrong. And after all this he still calls himself an amateur astronomer and professional journalist.


o celebrate the 55 years of the programme Sir Patrick has devised a list of 55 objects, known as the Moore 55, to be spotted by amateur astronomers around the world and you are invited to join in. Beginning on Tuesday 3rd April and then every Tuesday night throughout April the Mijas Astronomy Society are holding a series of observing sessions designed to complete the whole list. My friend Lee Osborne is organising this special marathon along with the other members of the society and is opening it up to anyone who would like to go

along and have the chance to see some of the wonders of the sky using high powered telescopes.


ach session begins at 8.00 p.m. and runs until about midnight. The objects on the list begin with spotting particular craters and mountain ranges on the Moon, then moves onto more difficult objects such as details on the surface of Mars, the phase of Venus and the moons of Jupiter. The rings of Saturn are always a crowd pleaser and at the moment they are looking splendid.


hen it’s on to deep space objects such as galaxies and nebulae, the North Star, double stars and star clusters. It is a really comprehensive list covering the most spectacular objects in the night sky and with Lee’s help I guarantee an ‘out of this world’ evening! Lee and other members of the English speaking society have some very impressive equipment including video cameras that can show the images direct onto a computer screen.


ee Osborne can be contacted directly at for further details and directions to the viewing site.


his is a really great opportunity for adults and especially school children to get involved in this special event and even tick off the objects on their own personal list. I have reproduced the whole Moore 55 list on my website that can be printed out and taken along with you.


ir Patrick Moore will be hosting a special ‘Sky At Night’ programme on BBC1 next Sunday night 1st April covering the Moore 55 marathon or check out the website Happy Stargazing!

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Osborne fuels more misery for motorists Motorists will endure more pain at the pumps after the Chancellor pressed ahead with fuel tax rises that will add nearly 4p a litre to already record prices. Drivers’ groups and hauliers said George Osborne had ‘turned his back on families’. From August 1st, fixed rate fuel duty will rise by 3.02p a litre to 60.97p. But when VAT is added, the rise becomes 3.62p a litre.It means the cost of filling a Ford Mondeo with a 70-litre fuel tank will increase by £2.54, adding £60 to the annual fuel bill.

Alonso masters the monsoon Superbowl Open Fernando Alonso's magnificent drive secured an unlikely victory for Ferrari at a hugely chaotic Malaysian Grand Prix at Sepang. Few would have given Alonso a hope of gaining a 28th career victory given Ferrari's apparent lack of pace this season. But rain in Malaysia – so strong that there was a 50-minute suspension of the race after nine laps – played right into the Spaniard's hands. On a day which tested all the drivers’ patience, Sauber's Sergio Perez underlined his class and much talked about potential with an electrifying drive for second place. Lewis Hamilton meanwhile ended the day third for McLaren for the second consecutive weekend. Mark Webber and Kimi Raikkonen rounded out the top five, while Bruno Senna was another to drive superbly and claim sixth for Williams. Scot Paul di Resta grabbed seventh for Force

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India, with Jean-Eric Vergne eighth ahead of Nico Hulkenberg, and Michael clinching Schumacher Mercedes' first point of the season in 10th. With the field on intermediate tyres as the race began in showery conditions, Hamilton must have thought he had done enough to avoid a repeat of Melbourne when he defended his line into turn one at the start. He stayed out in front as the weather worsened and eventually forced the suspension of the race. It eventually restarted

behind the safety car, with the McLarens holding their advantage when racing finally began on lap 13. But Hamilton suffered on his pitstop, it looked like the rear jackman was slow dropping the car, and then Hamilton had to wait for Massa to enter his pit, costing him the lead. Button, who had nipped ahead of his team-mate, then tangled with Karthikeyan with the race at his mercy. He had to stop for a new front wing and never recovered. That left Alonso and Perez out in

Quickest at the two Sepang visits, the Repsol Honda rider completed the sweep by deposing Yamaha's Jorge Lorenzo from the head of the Sunday Jerez test timesheets by 0.173sec on his 61st and final lap. “Today we were really

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But Perez was proving unshakable as he made ground on Alonso with every turn of his wheels. Having built up a sevensecond lead, Alonso saw it whittled away by Perez until he was just two seconds adrift. When the drivers made the switch to dryweather tyres Perez's decision to stay out for another lap cost him five seconds in the chase to Alonso, but in five pulsating laps he again closed rapidly back to Alonso. A first victory was there for the taking, but Perez ran wide when just half a second behind Alonso, losing precious seconds and the race for the lead was over. And Alonso, a veteran of 179 races, found a way to take the chequered flag and snatch the early lead in the drivers' championship.

The Annual Superbowl Open – now in it's 16th year – had generous new sponsors in the De Vere Group. The tournament consisted of pairs and triples competitions and was played in exceptional weather. The pairs semi finals saw Mike Old & Alex Brown (Benavista) defeat Andy Salmon (Superbowl) & Pamela Hatton (Santa Maria) whilst Mike Detheridge (Benalmadena) & Diana Johnson (Benavista) beat Pat Fisher & Denis Tolfree (Superbowl). The final was a very close affair, Mike Detheridge leading 10-5 after 12 ends found his team 14-10 down after 16 ends. He picked up a two on the seventeenth end to set up a close finish but was unable to match the close drawing ability of his opponents. The triples was played out in a similar format and

resulted in Mike Detheridge & Diana Johnson again reaching the final accompanied by Alan Plimmer (Benalmadena) where they played Richard Burroughs, Paco Sanchez and Tony Wright (Benavista). The game looked to be going comfortably in Mike Detheridge's favour with a 17-8 lead after 15 ends but a double on the 16th gave Richard's team a chance which they looked set to grasp with a dramatic 5 on the 17th leaving them needing just 2 on the last end to snatch an unlikely draw and force the extra end. The last end saw both teams drawing shot and nudging the jack but Mike's team held on, took a single and were worthy winners. The club wish to thank the De Vere Group for their generous sponsorship and the volunteer umpires and other people who helped ensure the tournament ran smoothly.


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Woods wins Rugby referee sees red at Bay Hill Just two weeks after his latest injury scare, Tiger was looking as dominant as ever wearing his usual final day bright red shirt to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. It was his first PGA Tour victory since the sex scandal at the end of 2009 led to one of the greatest downfalls in sports. And with the first major of the year the Masters only two weeks away, Woods looks like he is ready to challenge once again for the majors record of Jack Nicklaus. Woods closed with a 2-under 70 and won by five shots over Graeme McDowell. "I think he really just kind of nailed home his comeback," McDowell said. "Great to have a frontrow seat watching maybe the greatest of all-time

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anything," Woods said. "But it certainly feels really good."

Woods had gone 923 days and 26 tour events since he last posed with a trophy, and it showed. As he waited his turn to putt on the 18th, he was tapping his putter on the ground and could barely contain a grin, knowing that the longest PGA Tour drought of his career was about to end. When he tapped in for par, he clenched his fist, screamed out, "Yeah!" and hugged caddie, Joe LaCava.

The question two weeks ago was when would he play again. Now, it's whether he can get back to being the player who once ruled golf. It was the 16th time in his career that Woods has won by at least five shots, and it was the largest margin of victory on the PGA Tour since Rory McIlroy won the U.S. Open by eight.

Proud Members at Lauro Bowls It’s just under a year since Lauro Golf Bowls Club became a members club and the fruits of their labour are there to be seen by all. The completion of the spectators covered seating area and the safety rails along the length of the viewing area are just a few of the changes that are making Lauro Golf Bowls Club “a club to be proud of”. Over the last few weeks, in between enjoying some great mornings bowling with

Woods goes to No. 6 in the world, returning to the top 10 for the first time since May 22nd.

Malaga were just starting to fight back, and had just scored a try, when an incident involving the referee shocked both sets of supporters, players and coaches alike. The referee (a senior 6ft4” player from Malaga Rugby Club), spotted a late tackle from the Axarquia No 8 on one of the Malaga backs. The referee ran towards the offence and everyone thought that a yellow card was about to be produced as punishment for the player … instead, the referee administered an unofficial punishment of his own. He ran towards the 16 year-old Axarquia player, who was on his knees getting up, and threw a full punch into the face of the boy, the sound of the crunch clearly heard

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in the grandstand. Shock was all around. The referee then threw his whistle to the ground muttering “I don’t want to be a referee anymore” and effectively sent himself off for violent conduct. As he trudged off with his head held low, not surprisingly, the parents of the boy remonstrated with the referee over the assault on their son and called the National Police who turned up some minutes later to question to assailant. The Axarquia player was then taken to the nearby hospital for a check-up after he complained of soreness inside his ear. The match was abandoned. It later

transpired that the Malaga back who had been latetackled was the son of the referee. One seasoned supporter said, “I ve been watching rugby for over 40 years and have never seen anything like it. Rugby is a tough enough sport to play without having a referee physically assault a player! Incredible and unbelievable behaviour.” A club spokesman confirmed that they would be reporting the referee to the Andalucian Rugby Federation and would be talking to Malaga to ensure that the good relations between the clubs would be preserved.

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Six South African Rugby players feared drowned The South African rugby fraternity is in mourning today after one player was confirmed dead and hopes fade for five of his team mates, who were also feared to have drowned after being caught in rip current on a beach near Port Elizabeth. Motherwell Rugby Football Club manager Mncedisi Mazomba appealled to British rugby fans ''to make something good come from this''. Mr Mazomba said: ''We are an amateur club and we play on an open field. Nothing can replace our players but we have heard we have a namesake club in Scotland. Maybe their hearts will be touched.'' Seventeen Motherwell players were among 21 people who were swept to sea from Bluewater Bay beach yesterday, sparking a

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Fernandes spy row: Another F1 scandal Formula One is in the grip of yet another Spygate scandal which could see QPR owner Tony Fernandes’ Caterham team hit with a huge fine or even booted out of the sport.Force India are furious that, in their opinion, Caterham copied intellectual property relating to the aerodynamic design of their 2010 car. Rival team Marussia are concerned that Caterham gained an unfair advantage when they both entered Formula One that year.

Malaga up to joint third Espanyol 1 - 2 Malaga

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and 21 desperate people with wide open eyes begging us to come out.”

Lifeguards picked up 15 people immediately. The volunteer National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI) said one Motherwell player died after being brought to shore.

Mr Helm said the players had been jogging on the beach and had only been in the water for about 10 minutes. “Everything was peaceful, the sea was calm and they were up to their chests in the water. The next moment we just saw arms and hands in the air.''

Rip currents are a phenomenon whereby the sea turns back on itself when the shoreline cannot cushion the waves. Powerful channels of water flowing seaward can carry swimmers with them at a rate of up to 2 metres per second. One of the lifesavers involved in the rescue yesterday said it was ''incredibly traumatic''. Brendon Helm told Die Burger newspaper: “It is something I will always remember. Only eight of us

The South African Rugby Union (SARU) sent its condolences to the club, which is 20 years old and based in a township on a hill above Port Elizabeth. Mr Mazomba said the dead men would be named only after the search has been called off. He said most of the team's players were unemployed men in their 20s and some students in their late teens.

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After an impressive 4-2 home win last Thursday night against Rayo Vallecano in which Malaga had played some outstanding football, they travelled to Barcelona in hope of gaining another valuable three points. It was Espanyol who started the brightest with Malaga looking lethargic. Rondon nearly put the ball into his own net and Uche for Espanyol shot just over. It was no surprise then to see Espanyol go ahead, a free kick from just outside the box was cleverly fired home by Coutinho under the jumping wall on 23 minutes. Malaga's keeper Caballero damaged his hand in an attempt to save the shot and had to be replaced by ex-Espanyol player Kameni. The lull in play seemed to inspire Malaga, they do have great spirit at the moment. Maresca hit the post with a header and Isco

British cyclist Lizzie Armitstead won the GentWevelgem road race with a strong solo ride on the first occasion the event has been staged for women. Sunday's win formed Armitstead's second victory of the year after she claimed glory in the Omloop van het Hageland – Tielt-Winge in Belgium on 4th March. Armitstead rides for Dutch outfit Team AA Drink/



drove a shot against the opposite upright. Rondon then went close and at half time Malaga could count themselves unlucky to be one down. The second half began with much of the same with Malaga dominating and, with 15 minutes to go, Pellegrini played his trump card – Van Nistelrooy came on and with his first touch the Dutch master equalised. The ball broke in the box after some good work by Isco for Ruud to slot it home on 76 mins. The game was turned on its head just two minutes later, a great Rondon header was well saved but the goalkeeper could only parry to Demichelis who smashed it into the roof of the net. Isco then went close but in the end a fully deserved three points which leaves Malaga joint third with Valencia. Report by: Scott Forbes

The British cyclist, 23, is a big hope for Olympic gold at this summer's road race in London. However, Armitstead faces a battle with reigning Olympic champion Nicole Cooke for the position of leader in the GB team. The pair had a public spat at the 2011 Road World Championships in Copenhagen, when leader Armitstead was held up by a crash and Cooke went on to try to win alone.

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Federer’s winning streak comes to an end Roger Federer's 16-match winning streak in 2012 came to an end when he was beaten 7-6, 1-6, 6-4 by Andy Roddick in the third round of the Miami Masters. "I came out flat today," the Swiss said. "I was a bit tired, I guess." World number one Novak Djokovic secured his place in round four with a 6-3, 6-4 win over fellow Serbian Victor Troicki. Roddick survived three break points in the opening game of the decider and then broke Federer immediately. It was only the American's third victory in 24 meetings against Federer and ended a losing sequence against top-three players stretching back to 2010.


Chelsea may have a fight on their hands Chelsea face competition from Italian giants Inter Milan for manager Laurent Blanc. Blanc has reportedly been offered around £200,000 a week to take over at Stamford Bridge. But the France boss, whose contract expires at the end of Euro 2012, may also receive a firm proposal from Inter. Inter's decision to axe Ranieri has complicated the situation, as Ranieri was widely expected to remain in post until the end of the season.



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56 days in jail for Twitter abuse of Fabrice Muamba

The student who mocked Fabrice Muamba on Twitter after he collapsed during a match has been jailed for inciting racial hatred. Liam Stacey, 21, provoked revulsion with comments made while the Bolton star still lay on the pitch. Police were inundated with complaints as members of the public reported the student's comments. Stacey, a Swansea University biology undergraduate, was quickly tracked down and arrested. Last week he admitted inciting racial hatred when he appeared briefly at Swansea Magistrates' Court and yesterday (Tuesday) he was jailed for 56 days at the same court.

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