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UK and Argentina 30 years on Services were held in Britain and Argentina on Monday to mark the 30th anniversary of the start of the Falklands War, during which a total of 255 British and about 650 Argentine troops died after the UK sent a task force to combat the Argentine invasion on April 2nd, 1982. Amid renewed tension, with Argentina reasserting its claim to the archipelago, Prime Minister David Cameron said that he remains committed to upholding British sovereignty over the islands. Argentina's President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner visited the southern port of Ushuaia on Monday where she led rallies to commemorate the Argentine dead and lit an eternal flame devoted to their memory. Before she arrived, Argentine veterans held a vigil for the fallen. Argentina has asked for negotiations about

sovereignty but the British government says it will not discuss the issue without the agreement of the islanders. The UK has accused Argentina of trying to impose an economic blockade on the islanders, after it banned Falklandsflagged ships from docking in its ports, as well as those of other countries which are members of the Mercosur trading block. Meanwhile, Argentina has complained about what it calls British "militarisation" in the south Atlantic, after it was

announced one of the Royal Navy's newest warships was to be deployed to the region. Despite the war of words, it is highly unlikely that Argentina will attempt another invasion. In the past 30 years, military spending has been cut back savagely and its air force is still only equipped with the planes it had in 1982. Basically, there is only enough money in the defence budget nowadays to pay the wages of the soldiers, sailors, airmen and civilians the armed forces ministry employs,

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and to finance their greatlyrestricted local operations. Carlos Escude, a foreign affairs adviser to the previous government, said: "Argentina has unilaterally disarmed itself since the 1990s. Our munitions would only last for a 25hour shooting war against Paraguay. After that, Paraguay would invade us." As a result, President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner is now resorting to diplomatic weapons.

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A source inside the government said that for the first time “all of Latin America is with Argentina in this claim, even Brazil, even Chile". Argentina also supports Spain in its claim to Gibraltar, in the hope that Spain will support its claim to the Falklands. Argentina hopes that Britain will become so embarrassed by the disapproval of other countries that it will end up agreeing to negotiate with Argentina over the

sovereignty of the islands. However, Cristina Fernandez is beginning to worry many of the countries whose support she most needs, as her government slips away from its traditional proWestern position, and grows closer to Venezuela, Bolivia, Cuba and even Iran. Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Peru find this shift increasingly worrying, despite their instinctive disapproval of the remnants of colonialism.


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More budget details revealed Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro revealed more details of the government's draft budget for 2012 in Parliament on Tuesday. Only pensions and sports funding will not be cut but will rise by 3.1 per cent and 13.6 per cent respectively, while not even King Juan Carlos was spared. His Civil List will be cut by 2 per cent this year in line with the cuts he has requested for the past three years. Other cuts include 20 per cent for education and job development, a 35 per cent cut for the national film industry and 22 per cent less for Research and Development. Government department budgets will be cut by 16.9 per cent on average. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's salary will be frozen, in line with all public workers. The government announced last week that it planned to cut €27 billion from its budget this year as part of

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Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told her weekly press conference that the nation was in an "extreme situation and our top priority is to clean up public accounts". But some economists fear that even the latest spending cuts could further damage the chances of getting the Spanish economy growing again. It is in recession and is expected to shrink by 1.7% this year. Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said this would not happen. She said: "Our obligation towards Spanish people and the rest of the EU citizens is to get public accounts into shape – not

at any cost, but with measures that support those citizens who need it the most and not paralysing a possible recovery or job creation." Consumers have been spared some pain as VAT will remain at its current level. But they can expect higher living costs – the price of electricity went up by 7 per cent and gas by 5 per cent on April 1st and the government is also going ahead with a previously-announced increase in income tax by 1.9 per cent. Amongst government ministries, the big losers are the foreign office, whose budget has been halved. Industry, energy and tourism will get a 32%

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Spanish link in cracking the Enigma code A pair of rare Enigma machines used in the Spanish Civil War have been given to the head of GCHQ, Britain's communications intelligence agency. The machines fill in a missing chapter in the history of British code-breaking, but the story of how they helped pave the way for Britain's historic wartime achievement is largely unknown. A non-commissioned officer found the machines a few years ago in a secret room at the Spanish Ministry of Defence in Madrid. Spain’s intelligence chief Felix Sanz said nobody entered the room because it was very secret “but one day somebody decided to find out what was so secret”. The room turned out to be a small office where all the encryption was produced during not only the Civil War but in the

"Having real traffic was a godsend to him," explained Tony, the historian of GCHQ, who asked that only his first name be used. Within six or seven months of having his first real code to crack, Knox produced the first decryption of an Enigma message in April 1937.

years immediately following it. Inside were around two dozen historic Enigma machines. When the Civil War began in 1936, Hitler and Mussolini both sent troops to help Franco. But as the conflict spread, some means of secure communication was needed so a set of modified commercial Enigma machines were delivered by Germany. Britain had first obtained a commercial

Enigma machine in 1927, by simply purchasing one openly in Germany. A key figure in trying to understand it was Dilly Knox, an expert in breaking ciphers since World War I. He needed a real message to break the code but German military signals were inaudible in Britain. However, the signals that were produced by the machines that had been sent to Spain in 1936 were audible enough to be intercepted.

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Goverment to clamp down on political vandals As a result of the political vandalism in Barcelona during last week's general strike, Interior minister Jorge Fernandez has said the government intends to change the current laws on public disturbances to make them much tougher. Currently, the longest sentence for creating public disorder is one year, which would be extended to two years because for anything less than that, judges cannot imprison people provisionally to await trial. He said Barcelona police had

already identified at least 400 anti-system radicals before last Thursday's disturbances, but that number has since increased to more than 1,000. He said the photos of the violence which appeared in several major foreign newspapers such as the New York Times could damage the image of Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, discouraging tourism which would harm an already economically beleaguered hospitality industry.

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Iberia asked the National Court on Monday to declare strikes planned by the pilots’ union, Sepla, and the cabin crews’ union, Stavla, illegal in order to be able to demand compensation for heavy economic losses. The pilots and cabin crew are due to begin another round of strikes – every Monday and Friday from April to July – on Monday, April 9th.

Past one-day strikes in December and January have already cost the company €3 million.

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The main stumbling block to a successful bid is the proximity of the site for the casino complex to el Prat airport which prevents the construction of a dozen skyscrapers because of aviation safety restrictions in the area. a replica of a strip in las Vegas is part of the euroVegas project. The Barcelona delegation unwittingly boosted madrid’s bid for the project.

Iberia’s lawyers said the strikes were abusive and violated the company’s right to take decisions freely as enshrined in the Constitution – in this case the creation of the company’s low cost airline, Iberia Express which started operating last month.

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France expels radical Islamists Interior Minister Claude Gueant announced on Monday that two radical Islamists have been deported to their home countries of Algeria and Mali and three more face expulsion orders. Mr Gueant said the two deported were a Malian imam who had preached anti-Semitism and advocated wearing the full face veil – which is illegal in France – and Ali Belhadad, an Algerian who has already served a prison sentence for his role in a 1994 Marrakech attack. He said two imams from Saudi Arabia and Turkey and a suspected Tunisian militant are also due to be expelled, with more deportations to follow. In response to last month's attacks by Mohamed Merah, an Islamist gunman who killed seven people around

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Policy to attract US workers The government is changing its immigration policy to attract more skilled workers from the us to fill posts in its booming mining and gas industries. currently, us workers have their skills assessed when they arrive, which can take months and entails the risk of rejection if their skills do not meet required standards. under the new plan, they would have their assessment in the us and could start work on arrival in australia. There is currently a shortage of skilled construction workers there.

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the city of Toulouse, police arrested 19 suspected Islamist militants in dawn raids last Friday in Toulouse and a number of other cities. The domestic intelligence agency ( DCRI) also seized a number of

weapons in the raids. President Nicolas Sarkozy, speaking at an election rally in the eastern city of Nancy, said he was sending a very clear message to everyone living

in France: "All those who make remarks contrary to the values of the Republic will be instantly put outside the territory of the French Republic, there will no exception, there will be no leniency."

safety. Television pictures showed the men waving and punching the air as they got off the helicopter at the city of Villavicencio, where they were welcomed by their relatives and given medical checks before being flown on to the capital, Bogota. Some

emerged with their pets, which included a peccary – a kind of wild pig – and a monkey. President Juan Manuel Santos welcomed the releases but said they were "not enough" to open direct peace talks. Farc has

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been fighting Colombia's government for five decades, making it Latin America's oldest insurgency. The rebels, who have lost ground in recent years, are still holding an unknown number of civilians hostage.

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Syria 'agrees' to peace plan deadline Syria has agreed to an April 10th deadline to begin implementing a six-point peace plan, UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan told the UN Security Council in closed session on Monday. The plan calls for a UNsupervised ceasefire by all parties, withdrawal of soldiers and heavy weapons from cities, and delivery of humanitarian aid. Mr Annan has asked the Security Council for its backing of next Tuesday's deadline for Syria to partially implement the plan, with a full ceasefire

within 48 hours. Syria said last week it accepted the peace plan, but Mr Annan told the Security Council that so far there was no sign of President Bashar alAssad's government keeping its promises on implementation. Speaking after the briefing from Mr Annan, US ambassador to the UN Susan Rice said past

experience "would lead us to be sceptical" that Syria would implement the Annan plan, warning that it was possible violence might escalate instead. On Sunday, a group of 83 countries backing political change in Syria warned President Assad he had little time to comply with Mr Annan's plan.

Eurozone jobless rate hits new high Unemployment across countries that use the euro edged higher in February to 10.8%, up from 10.7% in January and the highest level since the introduction of the single currency in

1999. Spain has the highest rate of 23.6 per cent and Austria has the lowest (4.2 per cent). Meanwhile, the Purchasing Manager's Index

confirmed that manufacturing activity in Europe shrank again in February for the eighth month in a row, supporting the economists’ view that the euro area is probably in recession.

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Tragedy strikes race Arctic weather More than 13,000 runners completed last weekend’s 29th Reading Half Marathon but tragedy struck when a man in his late 30s collapsed after crossing the finish line at Madejski Stadium in the town. He was taken to the nearby hospital but doctors

were unable to resuscitate him and he was pronounced dead on Sunday morning. A statement from the organisers said: "This is deeply upsetting and our thoughts are with his family and friends at this

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The UK is set to have a chilly time over Easter with temperatures expected to plummet to as low as -9ºC overnight in remote areas.

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After the recent soaring heat that saw locals basking in the sun in the parks and at the seaside with the highest temperatures since records began 350 years ago, they can now expect to have to put up with frost, fog and even up to 6” of snow forecast for the Scottish Highlands.

Cabinet Officer Francis Maude is being called on to resign after urging people to store petrol in jerry cans at home to avert being caught out in any fuel tanker drivers disputes in the coming weeks, Diane Hill, 40, suffered 40% burns after fumes from the petrol she was trying to decant from a petrol can into a glass jar in her kitchen caught fire while she was cooking dinner.

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has been blamed on a shift in wind patterns where warm continental air will be replaced by Arctic winds coming from the North Pole. This will be bad news for wine merchant Oddbins who had reported sales of prosecco soaring by 28%, cava by 20% on the previous three weeks while champagne and cider rose by a whopping 48%. Emma Nichols, head of buying for Oddbins said: “People are using the opportunity to have picnics and barbecues with sparkling wines as their preferred drinks. Looks like the sales of cocoa, coffee and tea should be on the increase in the next week or so then!

“Cowards” get life in jail John Paul Wootton, 20, and Brendan McConville, 40, two republican dissidents, were jailed for life on Friday by Belfast Crown court on Friday. Constable Stephen Carroll who was aged 48 at the time, was the first policeman killed by republican terrorists since the peace process reforms saw the Royal Ulster Constabulary replaced by the Police Service of Northern Ireland. The pair were found guilty for their part in the ambush of the constable at

Craigavon, co. Armagh in 2009. Lord Justice Paul Girvan said that they were “intimately involved” in the “callous and cowardly” murder, adding that Constable Carroll was murdered simply because he was a policeman following claims by the prosecution that he had been lured to his death. He was killed by a single bullet to the head as he sat in his unmarked police car while his colleagues answered a 999 call following a brick being thrown through the window of a nearby house.

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Businesses in the Nottingham area with more than 11 car parking spaces are to be landed with a local authority tax it was announced on Monday this week. The firms will be charged £288 + VAT a year for the extra parking spaces and already medium-sized companies are threatening to move out of the area and

the Nottingham Chamber of Commerce has been fighting the idea for the last eight years. Nottingham City Council expect to raise about £14 million from the new revenue but have promised to spend the money on upgrading public transport in the area.

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Watching you Plans for the government to be able to monitor the emails, texts and website visits of every person in the UK – without a warrant of any kind– have come up against a huge backlash from backbenchers. Under the plans internet companies will be instructed to install hardware enabling GCHQ – the government's electronic "listening" agency – to examine "on demand" any phone call made, text message and email sent, and website accessed. WInDSoR

A crabby pad? A new home may be hard to afford in these times of austerity but one lucky crab has landed a multi-coloured pad made especially for him. Harry the hermit crab, who lives in the rock pool in the Atlantis Discovery Area at Legoland in Windsor, Berkshire, has a shell made entirely of Lego bricks. Hermit crabs do not have their own shells so normally protect their soft bodies by salvaging empty sea shells and moving into them. Harry showed more discerning taste when he chose a shell made out of the blue, red and yellow bricks over the more traditional options. Liane Riley, senior aquarist at Legoland, said: "We decided to give Harry a wider choice and the model makers here created a special Lego house just for him. "We weren't really sure if he'd actually move in, but he rejected the sea and snail shells on offer and seems very comfortable in his new home." Visitors to Legoland will be able to visit Harry in Atlantis's interactive touch pool area from Monday. UK

New baby A second daughter has been born to the Queen’s grandson Peter Phillips and his wife Autumn and the Queen is said to be “delighted” by the news. Isla Elizabeth Phillips weighed in at 7lb 4ozs and is 13th in line to the throne. She is a sister for Savannah born in 2010.


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“Coronation Street” Falklands killer jailed to stay British

A 15-year-old schoolboy killed his mother with a hammer, beating her over the head seven times, after watching an episode of Coronation Street in which villain Stape killed a woman in the same manner. Daniel Bartlam killed his mother Jacqueline on April 25th last year but told the court that it was not murder because he had lost self control. Following the killing, the teenager had then wrapped his mother’s body in newspaper and set her alight after planting another hammer at the scene of the crime. Mrs Bartlam’s body could only be identified by dental records as it was so badly burned. On checking his computer, police found a number of scenes from TV soap operas to do with killing including those involving hammer murders and fires plus they found he had accessed a website called “How To Get Away With Murder.” He had blamed the murder on an “intruder” but it was found that the hammer he had planter was of the wrong kind and could not have been used

in the attack. A jury at Nottingham Crown Court found him guilty of murder earlier this year. Local authorities had referred Bartlam to a counsellor after he complained of hearing voices but a psychiatrist found he was not mentally ill. In passing sentence, Mr Justice Julian Flaux told Bartlam: "It seems you wanted to get away with the perfect murder. This was a grotesque and senseless killing. There was a significant degree of planning and premeditation." Mrs Bartlam’s parents said: "To find out that Daniel planned to kill his own mother and then hear all the details, it is all so hard to believe. The most difficult part for us and something that only Daniel can answer is 'why?'" Following the sentencing, DCI Kate Meynall, who led the investigation, called it a "shocking" and "chilling" case. She added: "Maybe one day Daniel will tell the truth, as there are several gaps that only he can fill."

The Defence Secretary has vowed the UK can and will continue to defend the Falkland Islands on the 30th anniversary of the conflict. Philip Hammond said there was no evidence the area was at risk from a military intervention from Argentina. But he emphasised the UK still had the "assets, the people, the equipment" to "robustly" defend the islands. Speaking 30 years after Argentina invaded, Mr Hammond said: "Despite the rhetoric of the media, there is no evidence at all of any military intention by Argentina nor any military capability by Argentina to attempt to retake the Falkland Islands. I have said very clearly, we are not going to lose the Falklands." Mr Hammond was responding to remarks by Admiral Sir John Woodward who told The Times that the UK would not be able to repeat the mission he helped lead as it currently has no aircraft carrier.

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The head cheerleader for banks is to step down from her role after five years defending the industry over pay, taxpayer bailouts and the mis-selling of products to millions of customers. Angela Knight, chief executive of the lobby group the British Bankers' Association (BBA), will step down in the summer, the trade body said on Monday. It did not name her successor, who will immediately face the task of defending the BBA itself against an international probe into the alleged manipulation of the London Interbank Offered Rate (Libor) benchmark by contributing banks. Knight, 61, will stay on while the search for a successor continues. A list of potential suitors has been drawn up, one person familiar with the matter said.

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Pressure grows International criminals caught over illegal hotel In the space of a week, the National Police detained seven people in Malaga province who are wanted in other EU countries. A spokesman revealed that the round-up started on March 22nd, when the anti-organised crime unit (UDYCO) detained a 75year-old Gibraltar-born man in Marbella who is wanted in Portugal for drug

trafficking. The same day, the Provincial Citizens Safety Brigade arrested a Bulgarian in Malaga city, who is wanted for robbery in Bulgaria. Over the next six days, criminals wanted on a variety of charges in Holland, Belgium, Finland, Lithuania and Iran were arrested in other Costa del Sol towns.

Since the beginning of this year, the UDYCO Costa del Sol unit has arrested 27 criminals wanted in other countries.

Too many councils A report by the European Council considers that 80 per cent of the municipal councils in Malaga province are superfluous. It said towns with less than 10,400 inhabitants are not economically viable and that the economic crisis cancels out the importance of a town’s history, social customs and shared way of life. If the EU’s yardstick is applied to Malaga, 82 of the province’s 101 municipalities would cease to exist. The only survivors

Jewellery hocking down The economic crisis forced more than 12,000 people in Malaga province to pawn their jewellery to make ends meet last year, with pawn shops making 17,180 loans. A spokesman for Unicaja’s Monte de Piedad (pawnshop) said the figures were slightly lower than for previous years. Women were the best customers – 68 per cent of the total – followed by people aged 36 to 50. Unicaja has three Monte de Piedads – in Malaga, Cadiz and Almeria - where people have one year to reclaim their pawned goods plus one month’s grace.

would be Alhaurín de la Torre, Alhaurín el Grande, Álora, Antequera, Benalmádena, Cártama, Coín, Estepona, Fuengirola, Málaga, Marbella, Manilva, Mijas, Nerja, Rincón de la Victoria, Ronda, Torremolinos, Torrox and Vélez-Málaga. About 20 of those that would disappear are in the Serranía de Ronda, where the first and third least populated towns are located – Atajate (pop. 171) and Júzcar (242). Another 20 are located in the Axarquia, which has the

second least populated town – Salares (232). The last municipality to achieve “independence” in 2009 – Villanueva del Rosario – would have to rejoin Antequera. Private economist Russell Bedford has said that integrating municipalities with less than 5,000 residents into bigger neighbours would knock 40 per cent – some 3,800 million – off the local councils’ deficits. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is said to be looking more closely at the idea.

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The Junta de Andalucia’s acting environment chief, José Juan Díaz Trillo, has asked for a meeting with Agriculture and Envronment Minister Miguel Arias Cañete to discuss the demolition of the El Algarrobico hotel, built illegally on the beach at Carboneras in the Cabo de Gata-Najar natural park in Almeria. Under pressure from Greenpeace and other ecological associations, a judge ordered work to stop on the hotel in 2006. Since then the hotel has been the subject of another 15 judicial orders, some ordering it to be demolished, others in favour of allowing it to be opened. However, the Supreme Court recently ruled that the part of the

hotel actually built on the beach would have to be demolished, making it impossible to save the rest of the building. The central government in Madrid has been against the hotel since construction started in 2003, with a building the licence from Carboneras town council,

tacitly backed by the Almeria provincial regional government and with the Junta sitting on the fence. The local people are in favour of the hotel because it would provide much needed jobs but it now looks as if the ecologists will get their way and the hotel will be demolished.


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Banderas wants to shoot in Málaga Antonio Banderas, who is in Malaga to take part in the Easter processions, told reporters on Monday that he hopes to convince director Carlos Saura to shoot some scenes of his next film in Malaga.

Banderas was born four streets away. Banderas said his role as Picasso had an emotional component “because we are both from Malaga”. He said he

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“33 days”, in which Banderas plays Picasso, will start shooting in Paris, where the Malaga-born painter produced his famous “Guernica” in that period of time in the summer of 1937, just weeks after German planes fighting on Franco’s side bombed the small Basque town. Parts of the film will be shot there but Banderas said he hopes Saura will shoot the flash-back scenes in Malaga itself, specifically in the Plaza de la Merced where Picasso’s family’s house has been converted into a museum.

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Signs of economic recovery A council spokesman said 56 licences for new businesses had been issued in January and march this year, indicating that the town was beginning to recover from the economic crisis. He said that was double the number issued in the same period last year. Half the new businesses are located in marbella town centre and the other half in San Pedro Alcantara, he said. He added that 15 construction licences had also been issued since the beginning of the year.

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The university of malaga (umA) has begun disciplinary action against five students who allegedly hacked into its computer system and changed their own and others’ exam results. The hacking came to light last week when the national Police arrested three students on charges of causing damage, computer invasion, revealing secrets, falsifying documents and fraud. The evidence presented by the police against them was so convincing that the umA decided to take the necessary steps that will eventually lead to the students’ expulsion. fuengirolA

Doggy park open for Easter The long-awaited dogs-only green area – appropriately named “guau-guau” – was finally opened to dogs and their owners last friday. With an area of 54,000m2, it is the biggest of its kind in Andalucia, with walkways, training and muscle-strengthening areas as well as areas where the dogs can run free. it also has two “toilet” areas, called pipi-can in Spanish. The park, between the autovia and C/Alcalá galiano de los Pacos, is surrounded by a 3-metre high fence for the animals’ safety.

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he day after the election in Andalucia, some of the talking heads on the TV political chat shows put forward the theory that the unions had called the general strike for March 29th with the specific aim of sabotaging what appeared was going to be a landslide victory for the Partido Popular. That idea hadn’t occurred to me – even though some readers believe I see Socialist-Communist conspiracies under every stick and stone – but after thinking about it I realised it wasn’t quite so outrageous as it first appeared.

(Communist-dominated) Workers Commissions (CC.OO). The unions spend the money on training courses, buying equipment for their offices, paying their staff and even paying their private telephone bills, among other things.

ot being involved in union work these days and living in a small town like Coin, where most things simply flow over people’s heads, I didn’t realise that the unions could create so much panic about the government’s labour reforms, literally stirring it up on a daily basis.

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e’ll never know if the PP’s Javier Arenas would have achieved the 55 seats he needed for a majority on March 25th but we do know that the general strike was pretty much of a nongeneral one. The unions claimed it was a complete success and brought the country to a standstill – which was true up to a point because most of the transport workers came out. But small shops and businesses were open as usual in all the smaller towns and most of the big cities – TV news showed one man in Madrid hiding behind his shop’s reja, saying to the camera “I’ll open as soon as the pickets move on.” The radical anti-system troublemakers rioted in Barcelona but there were no violent incidents elsewhere. The government now plans to tighten the law so that these people will end in jail for a couple of years instead of walking free after an overnight stay.

e shouldn’t forget that Andalucia was a hot bed of radical ideas in the decades before the Civil War and became a Socialist stronghold the minute France breathed his last. So it wasn’t difficult for the unions to play on people’s fears by likening the PP to the old landowners who were the main cause of Andalucia’s poverty and backwardness through the ages.

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hen again, even the newspapers that usually put the PP under a microscope so as not to miss the slightest fault, imperfection or sin wondered why the unions had called a general strike before Rajoy’s first 100 days were up – something that had never happened since the country’s return to democracy.

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he theory also makes sense when you take into account that the strike had to be held last week, because this week is Easter and despite the lousy weather so far most people only have holidays and religious processions on their minds. The impact would have been much weaker if the strike took place next week.

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hen on Monday, the ABC published this photo, banishing any doubts that the unions were not in the (Socialist) Junta’s pockets, having been generously financed by the latter for years. The latest figures – for 2010 – show that the Junta gave €124.6 million to the (Socialist) General Workers Union (UGT) and another €106.6 million to the

n the photo, we see the UGT’s Manuel Pastrana and former Junta premier Manuel Chaves on the left and on the right we have the CC.OO’s Francisco Carbonero with acting premier Jose Antonio Griñan. Talk about the cats that stole the cream – they look so delighted with themselves they’re almost swooning.

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pen government seems to be one political mess in Andalucia and the uncertainty as to who will govern for the next four years is also being reflected in the northern region of Asturias where the incumbent premier Francisco Álvarez-Cascos and his Asturias Citizens Forum (FAC) are doing all they can to keep the Socialists from retaking the government. Álvarez-Cascos, a former powerful secretary general of the Popular Party who abandoned his political roots to organise his regional coalition, has been meeting with the local PP leader Mercedes Fernández to try to form a partnership to prevent a possible joining of forces by the Socialists with the United Left (Izquierda Unida, IU).

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ollowing the March 25th elections, the Socialists won 16 seats in the 45member assembly but fell short of the necessary 23 for an absolute majority. But after a vote count of absentee ballots from Asturian voters who live abroad, the Socialists were given one more seat – taken from Álvarez Cascos’ coalition which is down to 12 spots in the regional assembly. The PP garnered 10 while the United Left (IU-IX) coalition won five. So if you do the maths, the left and the conservatives are tied, with no one getting a majority to form a government should the partnerships develop.

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nter the centrist UPyD party and its candidate Ignacio Prendes who it appears will be the vote-breaker. It is an important début for the UPyD party, which has been making solid headway in different regional legislatures, including Parliament, where it now has five seats following last November’s general elections. Prendes hasn’t said who he will vote for, nor has he said who he favours to govern the region.

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ow the veteran former PP politician – a power broker during his time – is holding up an olive branch to his former party hoping to keep Javier Fernández’s Socialists from gaining power in Asturias. It was just over a year ago that Álvarez-Cascos shocked PP leader Mariano Rajoy by announcing that he was abandoning the party because he felt “unprotected” by the national committee from the attacks he was getting at the local level from Asturias party boss Gabino de Lorenzo, the mayor of Oviedo. De Lorenzo’s supporters had launched a dirty campaign against Álvarez-Cascos, who was vying for the PP candidacy in the region.

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n a letter made public at the time, Álvarez-Cascos told Rajoy that his complaints for disciplinary action against De Gabino and his supporters were being ignored. He believed that he had enough support to organise his own conservative coalition that addressed the needs of the Asturias’ residents. Even early polls showed that ÁlvarezCascos would rob votes from the PP if he were to form his own grouping; he accomplished it, but the 10 months that followed with political bickering and his inability to form a government were a disaster.

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suspect that the government will also take advantage of its absolute majority over the next four years to indulge in a bit of Thatcher-style union bashing, and I doubt if too many people will complain – least of all the jobless when they see their “leaders” living off the fat of the land.

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didn’t get paid anything when I was a union activist at the BBC and my last paper in Caracas – apart from expenses which were impossible to fiddle, but it’s obviously a pretty cushy number here in Spain. I can just see Kym Wickham’s face when I stroll into the paper, sporting a solid gold Rolex, saying “Right, everybody out”.

with no absolute majority, and only a slight margin of deputies, last June following the regional elections on May 22nd. The political impasse, including failures to get a decent budget passed, led Álvarez-Cascos to call another election to see if he could bring back some governance to government. The results were just as devastating for FAC and the uncertainty as to who will govern still prevails.

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e has been highly critical of Álvarez-Cascos for taking over the reins of the Asturian government

he Socialists are also talking with the IU in Asturias, just as they are in Andalucia this week. But the same as is happening in Seville, some IU members in Oviedo – most notably the communists – don’t trust a Socialists administration. They feel that the party can only bring more deficit and runaway spending, hurting Asturias’ chances for settling its accounts. The political mess in both Andalucia and Asturias goes to show that while many believed that the entire nation was behind the PP taking office last November there are still pockets of divisions all over this country, which may not help Mariano Rajoy flush his labour reform austerity agenda down our throats so easily.


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Community News Easter Parades in Malaga Anyone for a tea dance? If you are planning to go and watch it would be wiser not to try and drive into the city – park outside and take public transport into the centre. The local trains (Cercanias) run a regular service from stations like Plaza Mayor where you can leave your car. Below are a few details of what you might see (rain permitting) from the Malaga tourist board (malagaturismo.com).

Wednesday The halfway stage of Easter Week with six brotherhoods parading their thirteen ‘tronos’. The afternoon begins at 16:30 in Plaza de Capuchinos with the departure of Los Salesianos. Then head for La Parroquia de Santo Domingo to see the Way of the Cross of La Congregacion de Mena on the streets of El Perchel district at around 18:00. At 19:00 cross El Puente de los Alemanes (bridge) and make for Plaza de Felix Saenz to admire the dense cortège of La Cofradias Fusionadas. Before taking a rest, we recommend that you attend the traditional ceremony in which a prisoner is freed by the image of Jesus El Rico at 20:30 near Plaza de la Aduana, very close to the Alcazaba. Head for the Alameda Principal at 22:00 to see the magnificent floats paraded by La Cofradia de la Paloma, in which doves are set free. Then go to the end of Calle Carreteria to witness the vibrant meeting of the ‘tronos’ carried by La Cofradia de la Sangre at La Tribuna de los Pobres. Finally, try to find a seat in the Alameda Principal in order to enjoy the procession of La Expiracion at around midnight.

Thursday The most popular day in terms of attendance, which makes it difficult to get around and find spots that are not too crowded. Seven brotherhoods and thirteen will go on ‘tronos’ procession. Be at the port for 10:00 to witness the legionary troops as they arrive in Malaga; these soldiers lift El Cristo de la Buena Muerte onto its processional 'trono' (12:00) and subsequently carry it to

the brotherhood's procession. Head for Calle Carreteria at 18:00 to see the departure of La Cofradia de Viñeros and witness the ceremonial placing of the key in the hand of the Nazarene. Afterwards, at 18:30, make for the Alameda Principal to see the walking cathedrals that are the ‘tronos’ of La Sagrada Cena and La Virgen de la Paz. Nearby, at Puente de Tetuan (20:00) you can admire the procession of La Congregacion de Mena accompanied by the Legion and the Navy. Then, if you can manage to exit the Alameda Principal via its north side, go to Calle San Agustin to follow the sober cortège of La Santa Cruz until it reaches Plaza de la Merced at around 21:00. At around 23:30 go and witness the visual feast provided by La Misericordia in front of the cathedral in Plaza del Obispo. Then, head for the Alameda Principal to see a unique sight in Malaga's Easter week; the crossing of the processions of La Esperanza and Mena at around 00:30.

Good Friday Silence is the main feature on this day of mourning and reflection. Fourteen ‘tronos’ are paraded through the streets of Malaga as eight different brotherhoods carry their sacred images. The large number of fraternities taking part today means that an early start is advisable to avoid missing any of them. Watch the procession of El Descendimiento throughout the park at around 17:30. An hour later, head for Plaza de Arriola where the canticles sung by of Las Hermanas de la Cruz to La Cofradia de Los

Dolores de San Juan will take you back several centuries into the past. By 19:00, you should be at the cathedral to admire the solemnity of the Way of the Cross of El Santisimo Cristo Mutilado. Then go to El Puente de la Aurora to watch El Santo Traslado and La Virgen de la Soledad. The procession of La Virgen de la Piedad along narrow Calle Ollerias, the anteroom to La Cruz del Molinillo district, is at around 21:30. And if you want to see an Easter procession combined with a rich architectural setting, witness the departure from the cathedral of La Hermandad del Monte Calvario and its progress along Calle de San Agustin at around 23:00. Nearby Calle Caldereria you can watch El Cristo del Amor and La Virgen de la Caridad as they return to La Victoria district shortly after midnight.

Easter Sunday The procession of El Resucitado is Malaga's celebration of the resurrection of the Lord. Nazarenes from each and every one of the brotherhoods take part together, creating a colourful cortège that, due to its extreme length, is best viewed sitting in one of the seats provided by the Association of Easter Fraternities throughout the official route. This procession reaches the Alameda Principal at 12:00 midday and finishes at La Iglesia de San Julian (parish church), near Calle Carreteria, at 14:00. After the solemnity, the passion and the celebration most of Malaga will then adjourn to the beach – if hopefully the weather proves kinder this year.

La Trocha Shopping Centre in Coín is hosting a midweek, afternoon Tea Dance on Wednesday 11th April. The event has been arranged by the management team and local British volunteers as a prelude to a bigger British Festival being arranged for later in the year. Entrance to the La Trocha Tea Dance is free and everyone is invited to take part with popular waltzes, fox trots and quick steps on offer to get the crowd dancing. Music will be provided by Sue Brown from Monda, who will be playing well known tunes on her electronic keyboard and there will be a chance for the audience to join in with singing some popular British songs. The tradition of afternoon dances begain in Victorian times and was a popular form of

entertainment throughout the early and mid twentieth century.

For local charities As part of the event there will be a raffle with prizes donated by shops based at La Trocha and local supporters to raise funds that will be shared between two charities based in Coín: Nexo Animal is a charity based in Villafranco del Guadalhorce that uses ‘animal therapy’ to work with disabled children, children with learning difficulties and the elderly, encouraging them to develop confidence and mobility through close contact with horses, donkeys and dogs. The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal is raising

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know about any behaviour challenges or health considerations before you adopt. In other words, there are no surprises. - Previous Training: Adult animals often already know how to live harmoniously with humans. In general, adult dogs and cats require far less supervision and less constant care, which can make them ideal companions for people with already busy lives. They may already be litter box or house trained. An older dog might also have some obedience training. Remember it is never to late to take a dog to a training school. - Physical Demands are Low: Fortunately, senior animals are not as demanding as a younger animal. Like any animal, give them quality time in the form of attention and walks. They may be more content to sleep and curl up at your feet and nap. The nice thing about older animals is that

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Barbershop takes the Costa del Sol by storm! ‌ Some 600 barbershop aficionados wowed audiences in Benalmådena when they arrived from all over Europe for their fourth annual convention last weekend.

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In addition to the normal Kids Club this coming Easter morning Saturday April 7th, the Andalucian Rescue Centre for Horses (ARCH) are incorporating some games to celebrate Easter including an Easter egg hunt and egg painting, with a prize for the best painted hard-boiled egg – just bring it with you already painted.

see their latest rescue horses? All this fun for a donation of just â‚Ź5 each child. ARCH are situated on the track behind Miralmonte restaurant on the Alhaurin el Grande to Coin road. Just follow the signs. For more info contact Claire on 635798219

This is in addition to the usual riding and learning about the horses and their care. So why not go along between 10am and midday, join in the fun and also

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Andreas and Gabriela of Mama Leone Puerto Marina, Benalmadena Costa, would like to thank all of their clients for their custom over the last 10 years. They have been forced to close in a contractual dispute with the owners of Mama Leone and will be talking legal action over the closure. Andreas and Gabriela are actively looking for new premises and they are looking forward to seeing you again. So, watch this space for further news.

Thank you very much to everyone!

The Ruta de Mijas horse event and route organised by the Peùa Caballista Mijeùa has been set for Saturday 21st April this year. The route will start at Mijas Town Hall at 10.30am and will pass through Mijas, Osunilla, Canteras, Sierra and Cerrajon. The entry fee is ₏12 for members and ₏15 for nonmembers – this includes food and a drink during the parade. For further information contact Carlos on 656 307 155, Antonio on 649 314 952, Juan on 680 533 407 or Salvadore Jaime on 676 517 719.

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The newly formed charity SEARCH (Spanish Equine Association for Rescue, Care and Homing) is holding an auction this Friday, April 6th at 6.00pm at Aguamania Bar and Carvery on the Cartama – Coin road (A7059). It promises to be a great evening with some interesting lots already up for sale, including a karaoke machine and plenty of horse stuff. There will also be a barbecue available and a raffle. Private sellers are welcome with a commission for the charity of 15% of sales. Proceeds of the evening will go towards the feeding and upkeep of the horses and ponies currently resident at Fina el Sueno in Coin. If you have any goods you can donate or for more info call Sue on 660220700 or email her at searchhorse2012@hotmail. com

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MOVIES TO WATCH OUT FOR

e Hunter he movie is based on two Tstorytrue stories – Julia Child's of her start in the

Director: Daniel Nettheim Starring: Willem Dafoe, Sam Neill and Frances O'Connor. A hunter is hired by a biotech company to go to Tasmania and follow up on two sightings of the Tasmanian Tiger, the Thylacine. His orders are to recover tissue and organ samples and to report back once he has them, as the company is convinced the reports are reliable. He befriends the children of the woman he is lodging with, and helps reduce her dependency on medication – caused by

her partner having been lost some eight months earlier in the same region that the hunter is searching. During his search he becomes embroiled in the conflict between loggers and 'greenies', people protesting against the logging. He finds the murdered remains of the missing father, and discovers the location of one of the tiger's dens. He

stakes it out, but is accosted by another company operative who attempts to shoot him. After shooting the operative, he continues to watch the tiger’s den. Then, upon running into the last Thylacine, the hunter reluctantly shoots the animal, and proceeds to cremate its body, so that the animal and the wilderness, will not be exploited.

To prepare for the role, Dafoe worked with a bush survival expert who taught him practical tips like how to de-scent himself so animals couldn't smell him in the bush. The real star of this quietly gripping film is Tasmania itself, an extraordinary wilderness landscape gloriously photographed for the wide screen by Robert Humphreys

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cooking profession is intertwined with blogger Julie Powell's 2002 challenge to cook all the recipes in Child's first book. ach actress dominates Esensethe scene she is in with a of life and energy. A lot of fuss is made over Streep's portrayal of Child as she goes from chopping her first onion, literally, to getting her cook book published. But equally important is Adams as Powell, the woman who never finishes anything, determinedly holding on to her self- appointed project and this is the driving energy behind the film. As much as Streep pours energy and life into her version of Child, we know she makes it, we know she becomes the Grand Dame of TV chefs. n some level we know O Powell succeeds too but for her it is less a quest to be published than to finish the journey of self discovery she has set herself on. Streep shows us how Child started out, we know what she becomes. Adams' Powell brings us along to find out what she will become. he Julia segments take Tandplace in post-war Paris, the city of this film – one

Director: Baltasar Kormákur Starring: Mark Wahlberg, and Kate Beckinsale

Director: Phyllida Lloyd Starring: Meryl Streep, Harry Lloyd Jim Broadbent

Chris Farraday long ago abandoned his life of crime, but after his brother-in-law, Andy, botches a drug deal for his ruthless boss, Tim Briggs, Chris is forced back into doing what he does best–running contraband – to settle Andy's debt. Things quickly fall apart

Phyllida Lloyd, who directed Meryl Streep in Mamma Mia!, takes a less exuberant tack in this unexpectedly poignant biopic. In the script, written by Shame's Abi Morgan, Lloyd depicts the elderly Dame Thatcher (Streep in a thoroughly convincing performance) as a frail figure replaying key

and with only hours to reach the cash, Chris must use his rusty skills to successfully navigate a treacherous criminal network of brutal drug lords, cops and hit men before his wife, Kate, and sons become their target.

moments in her life while her mind still continues to function. Her trajectory begins with grocer Alfred Roberts (Downton Abbey's Iain Glen), who became the mayor of Grantham, instilling in his daughter, Margaret (Alexandra Roach), a passion for politics.

of elegant cafes, haute

couture and vintage cars – is somewhere we would all wish we had lived. o matter how you feel N about cooking, the film gets you to care about Julia's slowly being drawn into her destiny as one of the legendary chefs of all time. You also care about, and respect, Paul, his career and its ups and downs in the McCarthy era, and his support of his wife. he Julie Powell part of the Tportion. movie is the weaker But I really like the film's structure of switching back and forth between contemporary Queens and post-war Paris. Powell sets a goal for herself: in the space of 365 days, she will cook all of the book's 524 recipes and document her progress on the blog. Powell’s motivation for starting her blog seemed, to me, more like jealousy of her friend’s blog and the attention her friend was getting. However, it doesn’t take long before her blog ends up being more popular. s much as I enjoyed the A movie, one of the things I found rather peculiar is how they over did it with the furniture. I mean I know Julia Child was big, but the furniture proportions are insane, they make her look like a giant! his is one of those cute Tstandard fluffy movies, that has the plot with the lull towards the end, before everything gets better. That said, it is a feel good movie, that will make you laugh and make you cry. It´s rare for me to like a fim, but this one is up there, it´s not greatest, but come on, who doesn´t like Meryl Streep?

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HOROSCOPES

Kym’s Kitchen

by Cathy Stronach

...you don’t have to be a chef!

For your personal birth chart please contact cathy.stronach@gmail.com ARIES

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CANCER

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LEO

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It could feel as though something has run its course and you have come to a fork in the road, you are likely to be feeling frustrated at being faced with no definitive path that is presenting itself. There is a need now to really re-think and re-work your way forward, perhaps, dig down deeper and get right to the heart of the matter so that you can really feel the relevant changes that need to occur. Looking at the bigger picture will help you to re-focus.

The Simnel Cake signifies the end of Lent which is a period of fasting and repentance culminating in a feast of seasonal and symbolic foods. The Simnel Cake recipe is rich with fruits, spices and marzipan, all forbidden during the period of Lent.

Easter Simnel Cake Ingredients:

A radical change is on the horizon and appears to be exactly what you need, you are likely to feel flooded with clarity and understanding. It is time to move on to bigger and better things refusing to indulge in any of the negativity of the past. Surround yourself with those who are on the same page as you, those you know you can rely on and you will reach the levels of success and personal happiness that you desire. Let those passions take you higher. Has something come back to haunt you this week? You may have to relive an experience in order to flush out the unresolved pieces that are getting in the way of progress. There could be a need to forgive and forget so that you can move on. Relationships are key this week and you will be evaluating what you want and need in your life and making adjustments internally. Getting your thoughts in order will allow a relationship to magically deepen. Rely upon yourself Cancer, as an impulsive energy may take you over this week and we are likely to see you reinventing an old idea, dusting it off and taking it to a new level. Breaking through on a project where in the past you have hit a brick wall is probable, so why not give it one more try? Use your powers of insights and intuition to build your future on solid ground and carve new paths that will lead you to success and not just more of the same results. In any traumatic situation it takes a strong person to see the opportunity and advantages in the middle of adversity. How you respond in that kind of situation defines who you are. Knowing when to let go and when to stick at it could be the test this week, others will be there to help and assist you. This week is perfect for meeting new people and even though events will not always go your way, you do have an element of control in the decision making processes Where you once thought something was written in stone, new knowledge and revelations are making their way to you and this can cause you to feel unsettled. Trust your instincts more than ever now and they will be the only guide you will need. You need to remain open and receptive to the events taking place and not put too many ultimatums on how you think things will be played out. Just enjoy moments and have some fun, this will take your mind off your worries.

When you are grounded and when you are able to make the necessary inner adjustments, you are in a far better place and position to help another. Trust what is rising up from the depths of your intuition and follow it with a spirit of bravery. Prepare for a liberating experience in your world of relationships and hold your September 23rd - ground when you need to. Take your time and act when you know the signs look right, it is all about to go your way. October 22nd

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225g butter, softened 225g self raising flour 2tsp ground mixed spice 400g mixed dried fruit 150g light muscovado sugar 50g golden syrup Finely grated zest of 2 lemons 4 medium eggs, lightly beaten

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Directions Preheat oven to 170c (150c fan oven) gas mark 3. Grease a 20.5 (8inch) round cake tin and line with baking parchment. In large bowl stir together flour, mixed spice and dried fruit. In a separate bowl put the butter, muscovado sugar, syrup and lemon zest and beat together with electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Gradually beat in eggs, add flour mixture and fold everything together with a large metal spoon. Empty mixture into prepared tin and bake for 1hr 25mins (after 1 hour cover with foil). A skewer inserted into the centre should come out clean. Leave to cool completely in the tin. Take cake out of tin, peel off parchment and

transfer to a serving plate. To decorate roll out two thirds of the marzipan on work surface dusted with icing sugar until large enough to cut out a 20.5cm circle (use the base of the tin). Heat jam with 1 tsp water in a small pan until runny. Brush the top of the cake with some jam then lay the marzipan circle on top and gently press down, crimp the edges. With the remaining marzipan make 11 equal sized balls, brush the underside with a little melted jam and stick on the cake. To finish off either lightly brown the marzipan under a hot grill or use a blowtorch.

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Events happening now could strongly effect how your life is going to materialise over the next few years, so make sure you are true to yourself and others. Make a choice and follow that direction. What you are discovering now, perhaps more than you have in a good long time, is who your valued and truly trusted friends are. Look around you and you will witness those that are still in the ring with you and who have your back.

SAGITTARIUS This week guarantees creative solutions will manifest straight out of some

unexpected confusion and chaos. New bursts of genius may have you re-directing the course of your future. If life spikes, take a deep, long breath. There is no doubt that this could prove to be one of the greatest turning points in your life but that November 22nd - does not mean it is going to be easy. Keep things in motion and remain positive, it December 21st will all flow from there.

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AQUARIUS

January 20th February 18th

PISCES

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You may have been avoiding something like the plague but now this unresolved issue is causing you some aggravation. Just know that everything is leading you towards better personal relationships with others, as long as you accept them for who they are – ‘warts and all’. Things start to make sense and you may choose to do different activities, go to new places and learn new subjects. It is an awakening that can lead to a change in personal experiences.

The good news is that you are seeing things clearly, you are seeing the truth of who an individual is and their potential. Enormous strength will result from either a recent or currently taxing emotional trip. You have developed an improved inner radar destined to direct you well into a reality you can count on. New ideas and possibilities are at the forefront of your mind. Passion exudes from you this week as your whole creative force heightens.

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Gene link to post-traumatic stress disorder risk

Nature deficit disorder 'damaging children'

After looking at the DNA from 200 members of 12 families who survived the December 1988 Armenian earthquake, US researchers said susceptibility to posttraumatic stress disorder could be partially determined by gene variants.

Traffic, video games and parental anxieties are keeping children indoors to the extent that they are losing contact with nature at a "dramatic" rate, and their health and education are suffering, according to a National Trust report.

The earthquake, which had a magnitude of 7.1, killed at least 25,000 people. All those who took part in the study had lived through it, 90% saw dead bodies and 92% saw people who had been seriously injured. The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers found that the survivors who carried two gene variants which affect the production of serotonin – which affects mood and behaviour – were more likely to display symptoms of PTSD. PTSD can arise after any kind of experience that causes trauma – being in a war, after a natural disaster or because of child abuse

or sexual assault. Symptoms can include flashbacks, feeling emotionally numb or hyper-alert to danger, and avoiding situations that act as reminders of the original trauma. It is estimated that up to 3% of the general population is likely to be affected by PTSD at some point. A spokesman for the team said: "We suspect that the gene variants produce less serotonin, which predisposes these family members to PTSD after exposure to violence or disaster. "Our next step will be to try and replicate the findings in a larger, more heterogeneous population." He added that, if larger studies did confirm the finding, they could eventually lead to new ways to screen people at risk of PTSD, and target specific medicines for preventing and treating the disorder.

Author Richard Louv coined the phrase “nature deficit disorder” in 2005, arguing that the human cost of "alienation from nature" was measured in "diminished use of the senses, attention difficulties and higher rates of physical and emotional illnesses". Statistics show that the area where children are allowed to range unsupervised around their homes has shrunk by 90% since the 1970s. Since then, rates of obesity, self-harm and mental health disorders diagnosed in children have climbed significantly in the UK and many other countries. But nature deficit disorder is not generally regarded as a

medical condition. The report said there is evidence that the problem is worse in the UK than other parts of Europe, and may help explain poor UK rankings in childhood satisfaction surveys. The trust argues that the growing dissociation of children from the natural world and internment in the "cotton wool culture" of indoor parental guidance impairs their capacity to learn through experience. The report recommends that teachers take children for lessons outdoors when possible, with urban schools using parks. It also says that authorities who cite "health and safety" as a reason for stopping children playing conkers or climbing trees should be aware that successive Health and Safety Executive heads have advocated a measure of risk-taking in children's lives.

Junk food link to depression Eating too much junk food such as hamburgers, hotdogs and pizzas can affect your mental as well as your physical health, according to researchers at the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. By the end of their sixmonth study of 8,964 people who had never been diagnosed with depression or taken antidepressant medication and who agreed to go on a diet of junk food, just over half were diagnosed with depression or had started taking anti-depressants.

The researchers said: "Even eating small quantities is linked to a significantly higher chance of developing depression." The researchers found that people who ate the most junk food were more likely to be single, less active, eat less fruit, nuts, fish, vegetables and olive oil and work more than 45 hours a week. They were also more likely to smoke. The concluded:

researchers "Although

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SIR PETER BLAKE REDESIGNS ICONIC ALBUM COVER

Contemporary lifestyle and celebrity gossip

Sargeant Pepper gets a new look … but do you like it or do you think the original shouldn’t have been messed with? The famous 1967 piece featured the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, Marlon Brando and James Dean. But now Blake has brought it up-to-date and added modern cultural icons such as JK Rowling, Paul Weller, Elton John, Helen Mirren and Damien Hirst. As part of his 80th birthday celebrations, the artist, often referred to as the godfather of the British pop art scene, chose people who have inspired his creative career over the past six decades. Blake said: "I've chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends. I had a very longlist of people who I wanted to go in but couldn't fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture and its legacy of the last six decades is."

Sir Paul McCartney keeps his place in the artwork surrounded by the likes of TV cook Delia Smith, Vivienne Westwood and the Beatle's two daughters, photographer Mary and designer Stella. The artwork will go on display at the Vintage Festival at Boughton House in Northamptonshire in July. The event has been organised by Blake's friend, Sir Wayne Hemingway. The designer told Sky News: "He's taken the genius of his 1967 album cover and he's brought it up to date.He looked at the old icons and he's kept some of them in, like Alfred Hitchcock, but he's put in all the modern ones." Adding that it was tough for Blake to decide who to include.

Although a big sports fan, Blake decided not to include them in the artwork. Sir Wayne told Sky News: "Sir Peter Blake started to have a load of sports stars but then he changed it and decided to stick to the creative industries. When he started to look back, and we were sat with him, and he was saying all these names, you start to think about creativity. We are really cool.You think, 'Could you do this about America, could you do this about Australia?' and you couldn't quite do it with the same gravitas that you can do it with British culture." Those who have been included have spoken of their honour at being part of the project.

The new Sergeant Pepper cover

Houston trailer released So... who do you think A glimpse of Whitney Houston's final performance in upcoming film Sparkle has been released. The star, who died in February aged 48, is seen in the trailer for a remake of the 1976 movie of the same name. Houston plays the mother of three girls who form a singing group and struggle with fame and drug addiction. She is prominent throughout the trailer, at one point singing the classic gospel song His Eye Is In The Sparrow. American Idol winner

Jordin Sparks plays the film's title character. Debra Martin Chase, who is one of the film's producers, said she had mixed emotions about the trailer's release. She said: "On the one hand, I'm so excited about the movie and we're really happy with how it turned out, but just to have it said yet again that this is Whitney's last performance, it's hard." Chase said the movie was not altered to increase Houston's time in the film in the wake of her death

adding: "She plays an important role, she's throughout the movie, but she's not one of the main characters. She was healthy, happy, on time every day, hung out on set when she wasn't working because she loved the cast. She had fun, her spirit buoyed everybody every day.” Houston is listed as the executive producer of the movie, which had already finished filming in Detroit when she died in Los Angeles on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

Scary what a baby spice will do According to the Sun newspaper, 39-year-old exspice girl Gerry Halliwell has been signed up by Sky Living to star in her own TV series charting the reunion with her former band to

make a musical about their career and following her while she works on her new Beachwear collection. The cameras will also be allowed into her home giving viewers a peek at her

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owns the Corrie pub?

Spoiler alert! The late Betty Williams will be revealed as the true landlady of the Rover’s Return in a shock ‘Coronation Street’ twist that will see current landlady Stella Price fighting to keep hold of the famous pub. It will emerge that Betty, played by the late Betty Driver, was left the pub in the will of Annie Walker, the original landlady of the pub when the show began in 1960. Stella, played by Michelle Collins, will then

be joined by her 'battleaxe' mother, to be played by 'Royle Family' star Sue Johnston, to try and lay claim to the tenancy. “She's a terrifying, domineering, overbearing mother, so there's going to be some real sparks flying,” said ‘Corrie’ boss Phil Collinson. “Betty has carried this secret and never took up this bequest. So she's left this bombshell for Stella, especially in terms of who owns the pub now and what happens going forward.”

In another sensational plot soon to hit Weatherfield, veteran character Rita is set to be kidnapped on her wedding day, as she is about to marry Dennis Tanner. The episode will air on 4th June.

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Adele Live at The Royal Albert Hall

The Masters from Augusta National

Thur, Apr 5th 11:35pm

Small Time Crooks Woody Allen plays someone radically distinct from himself and his standard film persona--Ray, a failed safe-cracker who believes that his nickname "The Brain" is other than sarcastic. Increasingly, Allen is at his best when least present in his films, either by playing someone else or by having someone else play him....

FILM

Mon, Apr 9th 1:50pm

The Way We Were A classic early 1970s weepie, The Way We Were stars Barbra Streisand as a Communist activist in the late 30s and 40s and Robert Redford as the ambitious young writer who marries her, cheats on her and eventually leaves her in the early days of McCarthyism for the sake of his Hollywood screenwriting career.

FILM

Sun, Apr 8th 3:45pm

The Mummy In the 1920s, a group of archaeologists led by adventurer Rick O'Connell (Brendan Fraser) discovers the mummified body of Imhotep, an Egyptian priest who was cursed for falling in love with the Pharoah's mistress. When they accidentally resurrect him, the battle for survival begins....

FILM

Sun, Apr 8th 11:20pm

Lake Placid Lake Placid is total trash--and, as a result, pretty entertaining. Yet another entry in the horror sub-genre of giant animals running amok, the movie features a giant crocodile that has somehow found its way to an isolated lake in Maine. The absurdity of crocodiles in Maine sets the tone for the entire movie....

FILM

Mon, Apr 9th 10:00pm

Outlaw The film tells the story of a Britain overrun with crime, with no one willing to stand up to it. Until, that is, a group of people – led by Sean Bean’s Bryant– decide to effectively take matters into their own hands. And so, with each of this group having their own reasons for their actions, they start to exact a form of revenge....

FILM

Fri, Apr 6th 8:30pm

Kung Fu Panda

Thur, Apr 5th 10.35pm

www.thenewsonline.es Hazel Irvine presents live third round coverage from golf's first major of the year, the Masters from Augusta. Rory McIlroy will be hoping to atone for last year's meltdown, when he failed to win from a commanding position going into the final day. Commentary comes from Peter Alliss, Ken Brown, Andrew Cotter and Wayne Grady.

Sat, Apr 7th 8.30pm

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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 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional 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 Deadly Top 10

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Fake Britain 8:00pm Waterloo Road 9:00pm The Apprentice 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm The Lottery Draws 10:45pm Sexism In Football? 11:35pm The Syndicate 12:35am Weatherview 12:40am See Hear 1:10am Watchdog 2:10am One Night 3:10am Newsday

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 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional 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 Leonardo

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Watchdog 9:00pm Land of the Lost Wolves 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Adele Live at the Royal Albert Hall 11:35pm Movie: Small Time Crooks 1:05am Skiing Weatherview 1:10am The Great Apprentice Scandal - Panorama 1:40am Countryfile 2:40am Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey

6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Animal 24:7 9:45am Homes Under the Hammer 10:45am My Worst Deal 11:30am Cash in the Attic 12:00pm The Preston Passion 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:05pm Regional News and Weather 1:15pm National Treasure: Book of Secrets 3:10pm Cars 5:00pm Match of the Day Live 7:25pm BBC News 7:45pm Regional News Programmes

8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Titanic with Len Goodman 9:00pm Land of the Lost Wolves 10:00pm BBC News 10:10pm Regional News and Weather 10:20pm New Tricks 11:20pm The National Lottery Friday Night Draws 11:30pm EastEnders 1:25am Weatherview 1:30am Natural World: Zambezi 2:30am Antiques Road Trip 3:15am Britain's First Photo Album

9:30am Chuggington: Badge Quest 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 Skyrunners 1:00pm See Hear 1:30pm 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 The Fisherman's Apprentice with Monty Halls 8:00pm Our Food 9:00pm Woolly Mammoth: Secrets from the Ice 10:00pm The Apprentice: You're Fired! 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Golf: The Masters 12:20am Medium 1:05am Medium 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Chuggington: Badge Quest 9:35am Small Potatoes 9:40am Andy's Wild Adventures 9:55am Tree Fu Tom 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:25am Dipdap 10:35am 64 Zoo Lane 10:45am Waybuloo 11:05am In the Night Garden 11:35am Sinbad the Sailor 1:30pm 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 The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 8:00pm Natural World: The Real Jungle Book Bear 9:00pm White Heat 10:00pm The Sarah Millican Television Programme 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Modern Spies 12:20am Medium 1:00am Medium 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

9:05am Tinga Tinga Tales 9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Chuggington: Badge Quest 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 The Gumball Rally 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 Golf: The Masters 8:00pm Mastermind 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Our Past 10:00pm Twenty Twelve 10:30pm QI XL 11:15pm Minority Report 1:30am Heaven 3:05am BBC News 3:30am Click

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 2:35am British Touring Car Championship Highlights 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm London News and Weather 2:00pm 60 Minute Makeover 3:00pm Midsomer Murders 4:59pm London Weather 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Because We're Worth It: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Fraud Squad 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Take Me Out 11:50pm The Unforgettable Mollie Sugden 12:20am The Zone 2:20am Because We're Worth It: Tonight 2:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:20am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:15am Murder, She Wrote 12:15pm ITV News and Weather 12:30pm London News and Weather 12:35pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 1:05pm Dragonheart 3:00pm Midsomer Murders 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight

6:15pm ITV News and Weather 6:30pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Poms in Paradise 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Benidorm 10:00pm This Is Lionel Richie 11:00pm ITV News and Weather 11:15pm Miami Vice 1:30am The Zone 2:40am Closing the Ring 4:35am ITV Nightscreen

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 12:40pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:45pm Never So Few 3:05pm Channel 4 Presents 2012: Danielle Brown 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks

7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Four Rooms 9:00pm One Born Every Minute 10:00pm 10 O'Clock Live 10:55pm Facejacker 11:30pm Hit the Road Jack 12:15am Random Acts 12:20am Mercury Prize Sessions 12:35am Lostprophets 1:10am Black Cab Sessions 1:35am The Album Chart Show: Spotlight 1:50am 4Play: Justice 2:05am 4Play: Graham Coxon

8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:05am Frasier 10:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 12:00pm Channel 4 News Summary 12:05pm The Fabulous Baker Brothers 12:35pm Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 12:45pm Air Force 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 4thought.tv 8:00pm Get Your House in Order 9:00pm One Born: What Happened Next? 10:00pm Death Row 10:55pm Random Acts 11:05pm Embarrassing Bodies 12:10am The Undateables 1:10am Love Rat 1:35am The Perfect Murder 2:05am The Real Dr Crippen 3:00am Portrait of a Young Man Drowning 3:15am Drifting

6:20am The Hoobs 6:45am The Hoobs 7:15am Freshly Squeezed 7:40am According to Jim 8:05am According to Jim 8:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:05am Frasier 9:40am King of Kings 12:45pm The Searchers 3:05pm Channel 4 Presents - 2012: David Smith - Part Two 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Four in a Bed 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:30pm 4thought.tv 7:35pm Marrying Prince Harry 8:00pm Come Dine with Me 9:00pm The Million Pound Drop Live 10:30pm Rude Tube: Viral Ads 11:35pm The Mad Bad Ad Show 12:25am Jackass 2.5 1:45am Nurse Betty 3:35am Random Acts 3:40am My Name Is Earl

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:10am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 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 CSI: NY

3:15pm Montana Sky 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 8:00pm Cowboy Traders 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 4:00am House Doctor 4:20am Wildlife SOS

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:25am 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 Charley Boorman's Extreme Frontiers 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm NCIS 3:15pm Murder without

Conviction 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 The Glimmer Man 12:00am Inside Hollywood 12:05am SuperCasino 4:00am House Doctor 4:25am Wildlife SOS

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 12:20pm 5 News 12:25pm Meerkat Manor 12:55pm Home and Away 1:25pm Neighbours 1:55pm NCIS 2:50pm High Society 5:00pm 5 News at 5

5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm Inside Hollywood 6:35pm Ultimate Police Interceptors 7:00pm Rory McGrath's Pub Dig 8:00pm Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 11:00pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:55pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport Mundial 4:25am Wildlife SOS 4:45am Wildlife SOS

7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Mugged 10:00pm Free Speech 11:00pm Family Guy 11:20pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:05am American Dad! 12:30am Mugged 1:30am World Series of Dating

2:00am Our Crime 3:00am Don't Tell the Bride 4:00am Prison, My Family and Me

7:00pm The Apprentice 8:00pm Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Angry Boys 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:50pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad! 12:35am World Series of Dating

1:05am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 2:00am Great Movie Mistakes III: Not in 3D 4:00am Mugged

7:00pm The Borrowers 8:30pm Movie: Kung Fu Panda 9:55pm Great Movie Mistakes 2011: Not in 3D 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:30am Angry Boys

1:00am Pramface 1:30am Pramface 2:30am Pramface 3:30am Pramface 4:00am Russell Howard's Good News 4:30am World Series of Dating 5:00am World Series of Dating


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Documentary charting the first year of the marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, featuring interviews with royal commentators and archive footage.

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Fraud Squad (Narrated by Richard Armitage pictured right )

William and Kate: One Year On

Thur, Apr 5th 9.00pm

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

Sun, Apr 8th 7:00pm

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6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 12:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 12:15pm Football Focus 1:00pm Rowing: The Boat Race 3:05pm Golf: The Masters 4:20pm Final Score 5:15pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 5:35pm Shrek 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 11:50pm The Football League Show 1:20am Weatherview 1:25am Newsday 1:30am The Bottom Line 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am British Olympic Dreams 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click

6:00am Breakfast 7:30am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am Easter Day Eucharist from Coventry Cathedral 11:00am Urbi et Orbi 11:35am Country Tracks 12:35pm Escape to the Country 1:35pm BBC News 1:45pm Human Planet 2:45pm Wallace & Gromit: A Grand Day Out 3:10pm Mary Poppins 5:25pm Songs of Praise 6:00pm Titanic with Len Goodman

6:30pm BBC News 7:00pm Countryfile 8:00pm Antiques Roadshow 9:00pm Silent Witness 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Match of the Day 2 11:25pm MotoGP 12:55am Weatherview 1:00am The Diamond Queen 2:00am Holby City 3:00am A History of Ancient Britain Special: Orkney's Stone Age Temple 4:00am Newsday 4:30am HARDtalk

6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Animal 24:7 9:45am Homes Under the Hammer 10:45am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 11:30am Cash in the Attic 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:15pm Regional News 1:25pm Antz 2:40pm Flushed Away 4:00pm Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers 4:30pm Final Score 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:15pm Regional News 6:30pm Titanic with Len

Goodman 7:00pm Who Do You Think You Are? 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm Silent Witness 10:00pm BBC News 10:20pm Match of the Day 11:35pm The Football League Show 12:50am Weatherview 12:55am The Diamond Queen 1:55am To Boldly Go - Down 2:55am Britain's First Photo Album 3:25am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Animal 24:7 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Don't Get Done, Get Dom 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm 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 6:55pm Party Election Broadcast 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm The Syndicate 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Matt Lucas Awards 11:10pm Kevin Bridges What's the Story? 11:40pm The Estate 12:10am Waking Up in Reno 1:35am Weatherview 1:40am The Diamond Queen 2:40am The Apprentice

6:00am Harry and Toto 6:10am Lunar Jim 6:20am Timmy Time 6:35am Chuggington 6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Gastronuts 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Pixelface 8:35am Prank Patrol Down Under 9:00am The Slammer 9:30am The Ministry of Curious Stuff 10:00am Animals at Work 10:30am Splatalot 11:00am Hacker Time 11:25am OOglies

11:40am MOTD Kickabout 12:00pm The Sky at Night 12:20pm Road to Rio 2:00pm Bringing Up Baby 3:35pm Escape to the Country 4:05pm Flog It! 5:05pm Easter from King's 2012 - Passiontide to Easter 6:20pm Dad's Army 6:50pm Natural World 7:40pm Timewatch 8:30pm Golf: The Masters Live 12:00am The Sarah Millican Television Programme 12:30am Repo Chick 1:55am Pages from Ceefax

6:00am Harry and Toto 6:10am Lunar Jim 6:20am Timmy Time 6:30am Chuggington 6:40am Let's Celebrate 7:00am Gastronuts 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Paradise Cafe 8:30am Wingin' It 8:55am The Horrible Histories Big Prom Party 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:35am Great British Menu 12:35pm A Distant Trumpet 2:30pm Cycling: World Championships

5:00pm The Many Faces of Dame Judi Dench 6:00pm Frozen Planet 7:00pm Golf: The Masters Live 12:00am Twenty Twelve 12:30am Deadline 1:50am Our World 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am The Super League Show

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Chuggington: Badge Quest 9:35am Small Potatoes 9:40am The Koala Brothers 9:50am Mr Bloom's Nursery 10:10am Baby Jake 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:30am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Funny Girl 1:50pm Movie: The Way We Were 3:45pm Helicopter Heroes 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Chaplains: Angels of Mersey 8:30pm The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 9:00pm Modern Spies 10:00pm Simon Amstell: Do Nothing Live 11:00pm The Story of Slapstick 12:00am Gregory's Girl 1:30am Blame It On Fidel 3:00am Newsday

9:20am Driver Dan's Story Train 9:30am Chuggington 9:35am Small Potatoes 9:40am The Koala Brothers 9:50am Mr Bloom's Nursery 10:10am Baby Jake 10:20am Zingzillas Zingbop 10:35am 64 Zoo Lane 10:50am Waybuloo 11:10am In the Night Garden 11:40am Whistle Down the Wind 1:15pm Animal Park 2:15pm To Buy or Not to Buy 3:00pm Helicopter Heroes 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Perfection 5:15pm Put Your Money

Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Bakeation 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Hidden Art of Islam 12:20am Medium 1:05am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:20am The Real Housewives of New York City 12:20pm Murder, She Wrote 1:20pm ITV News 1:25pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 1:55pm The Secret of My Success 3:55pm Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

5:45pm London Tonight 6:00pm ITV News 6:15pm Keith Lemon's LemonAid 7:00pm All New You've Been Framed! 7:30pm Harry Hill's the Best of TV Burp 24 8:00pm Britain's Got Talent 9:15pm Take Me Out 10:45pm ITV News and Weather 11:00pm Magicians 12:40am 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 Matt Cardle: Into the Light 12:30pm ITV News and Weather 12:35pm Britain's Got Talent 1:50pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 2:15pm The Planet's Funniest Animals 2:45pm This Is Lionel Richie 3:45pm Movie:The Mummy 6:00pm London Tonight

6:15pm ITV News and Weather 6:30pm All Star Family Fortunes 7:30pm The One & Only Des O'Connor 9:00pm Titanic 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:15pm Perspectives: Sergeant on Spike 11:15pm The Cube 12:10am The Zone 2:30am River Monsters 3:25am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:20am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:15am Murder, She Wrote 12:15pm 60 Minute Makeover 1:15pm ITV News 1:25pm London News 1:30pm You've Been Framed! 2:00pm Midsomer Murders 4:00pm The Great British Taste Tour 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight

6:15pm ITV News 6:30pm Planet's Funniest Animals 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm The Dales 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Scott & Bailey 10:00pm Kelly & Her Sisters Grow Up 11:00pm ITV News 11:15pm Mayday Mayday 11:45pm Smugglers Special 12:40am The Zone 2:35am Champions League Weekly 3:00am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 1:55pm London News 2:00pm 60 Minute Makeover 3:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 3:59pm London Weather 4:00pm The Great British Taste Tour 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight 6:25pm Party Election

Broadcast 6:30pm ITV News 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Countrywise Kitchen 8:00pm Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Celebrity 9:00pm The Mighty Mississippi 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 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

6:30am The Hoobs 7:00am The Grid 7:25am MSA British Rallycross Championship 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Koko Pop 9:25am Olly Murs: The Album Chart Show Special 9:55am Made in Chelsea 10:55am Charlie's Angels 11:55am The Big Bang Theory 12:20pm The Big Bang Theory 12:50pm The Simpsons 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm Channel 4 Racing 4:05pm Come Dine with Me

4:35pm Come Dine with Me 5:10pm Come Dine with Me 5:45pm Come Dine with Me 6:15pm Come Dine with Me 6:40pm Channel 4 News 7:10pm 4thought.tv 7:15pm Deal or No Deal 8:10pm Big Fat Gypsy Weddings 9:10pm The Million Pound Drop Live 10:45pm Showgirls 1:20am A Scanner Darkly 3:00am The Moonbird 3:15am A Family Portrait

6:15am The Hoobs 7:05am Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 7:35am Channel 4 Presents 2012: Hannah Cockroft 7:40am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 8:05am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Frasier 10:00am Sunday Brunch 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Big Bang Theory 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm The Simpsons

2:30pm Dr Dolittle 4:05pm Time Team 5:10pm Channel 4 News 5:15pm 4thought.tv 5:20pm Come Dine with Me 6:20pm Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel 8:00pm Celebrity Deal or No Deal 9:00pm Homeland 10:00pm Crucifixion 11:20pm Movie:Lake Placid 1:00am 21 Grams 3:00am The Lobster Club 3:05am Crash, Bang, Wallow 3:10am Hollyoaks

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2. Brandy and beer sailor imbibes very quietly (9) 3. Such music is not bound to sell (5) 4. Possible range of French projectile (7) 5. Tests of French in viva voces (7) 6. A girl takes drink, start of good evening out (9) 7. He got stuck in the bath (5) 8. Ablest recruit transferred to warship (6,7) 9. Cheating by only playing the black notes? (5,8) 15. Formerly agreeing with great healer (2,3,4) 17. Hilton's Paradise Lost (7-2) 19. Half-baked pudding is hard (7) 20. Security is lifted in the store (7) 22. Colour and leave the dance (5) 23. Object to being not quite sober (5)

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1. Very hot day (8) 2. Lowest point - weaver (6) 3. Magnificent (6) 4. Man, Wight, etc (4) 6. From the later stone age (9) 7. Government of/by/for all the people (9) 12. Film about the 1924 Olympics (8,2,4) 14. See 12 15. See 16 17. King of beasts (4)

1. In the Bible who interpreted the dreams of Pharaoh? a) Joseph b) Daniel c) David d) Samuel 2. In which year was Magna Carta signed? a) 1603 b) 1066 c) 1707 d) 1215 3. Which game is played with five players on either side? a) Basketball b) Volleyball c) Hockey d) Football 4. What was the baptismal name of Pope John XXIII? a) Albino Luciani b) Angelo Roncalli c) Aldo Moro d) Sandro Pertini 5. What is the type of government in Swaziland? a) Monarchy b) Aristocracy c) Theocracy d) Anarchy 6. Which TV news channel began telecast in 1980? a) Star News b) CNN c) BBC d) Fox News

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5. Octopussy 8. Year 9. The Seven 10. Oldham 11. Beckon

18. Rake-Off 20. Dogmata 21. In The Soup 23. Digit 24. Ennui 25. Insomniac 26. Lose The Thread

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Janet Kirkman I would suggest Mr. Limon that you report the ‘lady’ you wrote about (letters page last week), to the authorities back in the UK. I feel as strongly about it as you do, but it came as no surprise to me, I think that about 50 % of Brits that live down here on the Costa del Sol are also receiving benefits that they are not entitled to and many openly brag about it, which totally incenses me. I

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born,

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I was most disappointed to read your column and learn that the world is not going to end in 2012. I had a party planned. Actually I had got the dates wrong anyway. For some reason I had it in my

I am writing to say a heartfelt “Thank you” for the recommendation as we had the most wonderfully relaxing weekend.

If you would like to be kept up to date or take part in any of the events then go to www.kencampbell.info

e Spring Skies Spring has always been a good time to look at the night sky and the warmer evenings mean you don’t have to get wrapped up quite so much to keep warm.

So please report this ‘lady’ and any others that you know about. I have done so already.

Alhaurin el Grande head that it was going to occur on the 12th August, and arranged from my offspring and their friends to visit from England and South Africa for an End of the World Party. So having established that it’s not going to happen in December, could you give me

David Emmerson After seeing an article in The News recently about the Tamisa Golf Hotel next to the Mijas Golf Club, my wife and I decided to book in for a long weekend.

By Ken Campbell

pensioners here and in the UK, into poverty either before, during and just after the end of the 2nd world war, and the way we are being treated, many of us will die in the same poverty. I also pay my taxes to the UK Government and get nothing apart from what I entitled to through having worked for many years.

Ann Patras Dear Mr Campbell, or may I call you Ken?

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The staff couldn’t have been more helpful – my wife is disabled – and I was amazed at the size of the rooms. We have stayed in some socalled four star hotels where the rooms are not much bigger than the size of a cupboard. However, at the Tamisa, the

Elaine Gonzales

a close chancer for something happening, say, around the second week in August. Otherwise I won’t be able to persuade the offspring to gather altogether this year. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. PS Thanks for a most interesting column.

room was incredibly spacious, (and yes, we only had a standard room) with comfortable beds, a lovely bathroom, plenty of wardrobe space with enough hangers, a little table and chairs plus a big balcony overlooking the pool and golf course. We shall certainly return to this gem of an hotel.

by email

Just to correct Brian Cave in the edition of The News published on 28th March re: dual nationality.

will be able to have dual nationality.

I am Filipino and have applied for Spanish Nationality. If granted, as I am a national of a former Spanish colony, I

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upiter and Venus are still prominent in the western sky after sunset although Jupiter is beginning to get very close to the horizon now. Venus reaches its most distant point away to the left of the Sun this week, and from now on it will begin to get closer toward the horizon until it passes in front of the Sun on June 6th. If you have binoculars then have a look at Venus tonight (Wednesday 4th) as it skims just below the Pleiades star cluster. Every eight years Venus appears very close to the Pleiades cluster with 2020 and 2028 being exceptional meetings when Venus will be right in the centre of the group.

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s the Earth travels around the Sun then a different view of the sky appears. We begin to lose the winter stars and make way for new constellations. Orion is still visible but now sets at around midnight.

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ollow a line from the upper left star in Orion, Betelgeuse, up and to the left and you will find two fairly bright stars side by side and almost directly overhead. These are Castor and Pollux the two twins in the constellation Gemini. Through a telescope you will discover that Castor is not a single star but in fact is made up of a group of six stars all very close together. While Castor and Pollux may look close to each other they are really at vastly different distances from us, Pollux on the left of the two is 33 light years away while Castor to the right is almost twice as far away at 60 light years.

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urn toward the north east and locate The Plough constellation, this is the one that looks like a giant saucepan made up of seven stars, three stars form the curved ‘handle’ of the saucepan and another four stars making a slightly

crooked square of the bowl. At this time of the year The Plough is seen standing up on its end with the handle curving down toward the horizon and the bowl above. The two upper most stars of the bowl of the Plough are called the pointers as they point directly to the North Star on the left.

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ut if you follow the line of the pointers this time to the right you will come to Regulus the brightest star in Leo the Lion. Regulus is a red coloured star that forms the base of the famous ‘sickle’ shape of Leo’s head. Now I don’t think that many of the constellations look very much like what they are supposed to represent but Leo is one of the exceptions. With a little imagination it does resemble a Lion similar to the lions in Trafalgar square in London. Unfortunately the planet Mars is slightly spoiling the overall image as it is very close to Regulus and as both Mars and Regulus are similar in brightness and colour it is easy to mistake them – Mars is the lower of the two.

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o back to the Plough and follow the natural sweeping curve of the handle onto the bright red star Arcturus. There’s a little rhyme that goes ‘Arc to Arcturus and straight on to Spica’. Arcturus is a huge star at the base of Boötes the herdsman, it is about 50 times bigger than our Sun and about 40 light years away. Spica is the bright star in Virgo. Now while Leo looks a bit like a lion there is no way that Virgo resembles anything like a celestial virgin. At the moment Saturn is very close to Spica rising at about 10.00pm, I’ll be writing about Saturn next week as it comes closest to the Earth on 15th April.

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appy Stargazing!


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MotoGP star Dani Pedrosa arrested Spanish MotoGP rider Dani Pedrosa was arrested over the weekend as part of a raid in Valencia by the Civil Guard involving a ring allegedly dedicated to helping people to cheat at exams to obtain a yacht captain’s license. The case is being dealt with by a Valencia court and is currently sub judice.The ring was apparently based at a naval school in Valencia, and is alleged to have passed on correct answers to exam questions through a sophisticated system that included tiny cameras and earpieces.

BTCC is back, and the racing was just as intense as ever Last weekend saw some of the most competitive doorhandle to doorhandle racing in the world of motorsport. Rob Collard took the first race in the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship meeting after a dramatic opener at Brands Hatch. In the first race for eBay Motors using turbo engines in its BMWs, Collard saw off the challenge of defending champion Matt Neal and team-mate Tom Onslow-Cole to take his first win since 2009 and a first win for the team since the same season. Collard had led at the start after forcing his way ahead of poleman Dave Newsham but was then knocked back to third as both Neal and Newsham got

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by the Ford Focus of Mat Jackson led to a multi-car accident at Druids just three laps in, Plato battled his way to the front before forcing his way through past the Honda of Andrew Jordan. Despite Jordan's best efforts to respond, Plato was able to pull away through the closing laps of the race to secure a first MG victory since 2007, when Colin Turkington won at Donington Park. The earlier accident at Druids had seen pole-sitter Ollie Jackson, Tom OnslowCole, Dan Welch and Adam Morgan all forced to retire – the latter being left particularly disappointed after the Speedworks team had worked hard to repair damage he picked up in an accident in race one.

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Djokovic beats Murray in Miami

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World number one Novak Djokovic lived up to his ranking with a comprehensive victory over Britain's Andy Murray to capture a third Miami Masters title. Murray beat Djokovic in the 2009 final but this time the Serb prevailed 6-1, 7-6 (74) in two hours and 18 minutes. "The conditions were tough," Murray said of the high temperatures in Key Biscayne. "There were lots of really long points and it was a long match. "Novak deserved to win today and has played the best tennis all week." Murray was playing only his fourth match of the tournament after Milos Raonic pulled out of their third-round match with an ankle injury and Rafael Nadal withdrew from their semi-final with a knee problem. But the extra time off appeared to have left

An early finish at the Cartama Oval

Murray undercooked and he was comprehensively outplayed in the first set. The Scot gave a better account of himself in the second but he did not have a break point all match and Djokovic deserved his win. "In the first set I didn't serve or return well," said world number four Murray, who was born a week before Djokovic in 1987. "In the second set I got into more of his service games but he played really, really well." Djokovic joins Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras as the only men to win three or more Miami titles and is the first back-to-back champion since Roger Federer in 200506.

England’s Brian Davis misses out in Houston Hunter Mahan is set to head into next week's Masters as the highest-ranked American after he claimed a single-stroke victory at the Shell Houston Open. Mahan held his nerve on the difficult 18th to claim a par and hold off Sweden's Carl Pettersson, who saw a birdie putt on the same hole fall narrowly short. On a day when low scoring came at a premium Mahan's one-under 71 was enough as playing partner and overnight leader Louis Oosthuizen's challenge fell apart with a three-over 75. "I feel great," said Mahan. "I had the lead for most of the back nine and hit some clutch shots. "I'm playing good. I'm glad I'm going to

Augusta – it's really a special place and I'm looking forward to going there." Oosthuizen began the day with a two-shot lead over Mahan, but he threeputted on the second and, though he birdied the next to pull the shot back, it was downhill from there. England's Brian Davis finished tied in fourth spot. Davis, 37, had battled to stay in contention on 13 under after a rollercoaster round. London-born Davis had already dropped four shots when he double-bogeyed the fifth, yet he clawed it back with four birdies before the 11th.

Cardiff Blues sack Gavin Henson Cardiff Blues have sacked Gavin Henson after the player admitted to an allnight boozing session leading to unruly behaviour on a flight.

he was suspended "with immediate effect" immediately following the incident, which came after their heavy defeat against Glasgow Warriors.

Henson, 30, who signed for Cardiff Blues in October on an eight-month contract – they became his fourth club in the space of 12 months after brief spells with Saracens and Toulon in the wake of his departure from the Ospreys – was initially suspended after an incident on a flight from Glasgow back to the Welsh capital on Friday night. A Cardiff spokesman had said

And the club confirmed on Monday afternoon that the Welshman had been released from his contract as a direct result of his conduct. Henson, who was a wing replacement in the 31-3 loss by Glasgow on Friday, had apologised for drinking and "behaving inappropriately" and admits he is "truly embarrassed" by the incident.

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might be saved by the rain through the Duckworth Lewis method but after the opening ball went for 6 and the second for 4 (combined with the fact that nobody knew how the DL method actually worked) they quickly gave up on that idea. FCC seemed in a rush to get back home for lunch and launched a tirade of massive hits, of which many sent the ball straight up in the air only to fall, frustratingly, in no mans land. The CDS bowlers tried their best with Imty, Jody and Phill taking a wicket each but in the end FCC simply out played their opponents and raced passed the required 128 in only 13 overs. Well in time to head home for the Sunday roast. If you would like to play, umpire, sponsor or just come and watch you are more than welcome to email Jody van der Westhuizen at jodyvdw@gmail.com for more information. Report by: Jody van Westhuizen

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He issued a statement that said: "I would like to publicly apologise for drinking on that flight, which is inappropriate behaviour." "I admit I had been out drinking in Glasgow on the Friday night following our game against Glasgow Warriors and had stupidly carried on drinking on the flight for which I am truly

embarrassed. I can see that drinking and behaving inappropriately on that flight as a professional sportsman at 7am has caused offence to members of the public, the airline staff and passengers.” "I remain fully focused and committed to Cardiff Blues and I hope they can accept my apology."

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The rain had been threatening to dampen their spirits but eventually held off just long enough to allow these two local teams to face off against each other on Sunday. CDS won the toss and elected to bat, Mark and Azam opened the batting with plans of showing FCC that the league was anyone’s to win but their bowling attack was just too good. CDS crawled to 53/4 after 16 overs with only Mark managing to fend off Henry and Athif who went on to take 2 wickets for 14 runs and 2 for 11 respectively. In the mean time, the top order began to crumble and Mark eventually fell on 29 after 26 overs at the crease and the only other note worthy score came from Phill who made 35 not out. CDS all out for 128. With the dark clouds hanging ominously over head CDS thought they

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Stoner is excited to get started again Reigning double MotoGP champion Casey Stoner heads to this weekend's Qatar season opener favourite to take the first win of the new 1000cc era.The Repsol Honda rider finished top of the timesheets with the new RC213V in all three 2012 pre-season tests, and has won at Qatar four times from six appearances. The first of those appearances, Stoner's 2006 MotoGP debut, was on a 990cc Honda.

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Malaga 0 - 2 Real Betis. The roller coaster continues... After last week’s great away win at Espanyol, Malaga were looking for another three points in their quest for European football. Malaga started the game brightly, Isco going close early on and a Carzola effort was saved after 18 minutes. But Malaga's confidence began to wain and it was Betis who more and more were coming into the game, Benat first going

close and then a free kick in the 39th minute set up the Betis first goal, Ruben Castro heading in with Malaga’s defence going missing. Just before halftime Betis were two up, Dorado slotting the ball home home from six yards after Malaga's defence couldn’t get the ball cleared. After half time Pellegrini bought on Duda as Malaga dominated the 2nd period, Carzola blazed

Sugar Ray Leonard wants Mayweather Pacquiao fight Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard (pictured right) has implored Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. Mayweather and Pacquiao are widely considered to be the two best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet but have been unable to negotiate a deal. "More than damaging to boxing, it's damaging to their legacy," five-weight world champion Leonard told BBC Sport. "This is for history, for people to say 'I remember when.’ It's beyond money." There have been repeated attempts to renegotiate the fight in the last few months, but to no avail. American great

Leonard fought in the sport's last golden era, alongside fellow hall of fame fighters Wilfred Benitez, Roberto Duran, Tommy Hearns and Marvin Hagler. The five men fought a virtual round-robin tournament through the course of the 1980s, making the failure of MayweatherPacquiao all the more frustrating for Leonard.

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over and Duda firing just wide, and Fabrizio in the Betis goal made great from Duda, stops Buananotte and Rondon as Malaga pressed hard, but it was just not to be Malaga's night. Three points dropped but with other results going in Malaga's favour they remain in 4th position.

The death of Seve Ballesteros will be remembered at the annual Masters champions dinner in Augusta on Tuesday night. Jose Maria Olazabal, with whom Ballesteros formed the most lethal partnership in Ryder Cup history, is among those present for what is sure to be a emotional moment.

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‘Stan’ Petrov shows his emotion at fans’ support With dignity and courage, Stiliyan Petrov took his first steps into a challenging future. Just a day after being diagnosed with acute leukaemia, the Aston Villa captain arrived at Villa Park with his wife and two children to support his colleagues in the match with Chelsea. Before the game, he went into the home dressing room to meet players who had been traumatised by news of his affliction. As Villa’s manager, Alex McLeish, admitted, it was a difficult encounter. ‘Stan shook everyone’s hand and everyone embraced him. They weren’t sure whether to applaud or cry. But he has inspired a lot of people. He’s some man,’ said McLeish. In the event, even Petrov could not inspire a

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Villa victory. Two down and apparently beyond hope, they scored twice late in the game. But as they pressed on for improbable victory, Chelsea countered and Villa were left to contemplate a 2-4 defeat. And yet, as with Bolton’s Fabrice Muamba, football was rendered trivial when compared with the scale of

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Roy Hodgson will be offered the biggest managerial contract in West Bromwich's history to keep him at the Hawthorns. Hodgson's current deal expires at the end of the season and the Baggies want him to commit to a deal worth £3million a year. It is a huge reward for Hodgson and is way above the £1.5m-ayear deals that most managers operating on mid-table budgets are offered. The former Liverpool chief has so far delayed talks on an extension and is waiting for the FA to make a move on the next England manager.

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Contador's Saxo Bank team to keep hold of Tour status Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank-SunGard team have kept their World Tour status despite having the Spaniard's points removed from their record. Contador, 29, a three-time winner of the Tour de France, won 68% of Saxo's 2011 points total and is serving a two-year ban for a positive drugs test. The International Cycling Union (UCI) asked for Saxo's licence to be revoked. But the UCI's licence commission has ruled that Saxo can keep their tour status for 2012.

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