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Wednesday, May 16th 2012

Eurozone narrowly avoids recession Slight growth in the Germany economy offsets contractions in other eurozone countries including Spain



All eyes on Athens as fears of euro exit grow Greece continued to dominate the headlines on Tuesday even as hope sprang eternal ahead of the meeting between newly inaugurated French President François Hollande and German chancellor Angela Merkel, who is still swallowing the bitter pill of her party's defeat in a regional election on Sunday. Tuesday's talks in Athens came in the wake of Monday's discussions between the leaders of the centre-right New Democracy, Pasok and moderate Democratic Left parties which ended in failure after just an hour. The left-wing Syriza bloc – the second largest in parliament – did not attend Monday's talks, saying it would not join any coalition making further cuts. It rejects the terms of the latest €130 billion EU/IMF bailout, which demands more austerity. Meanwhile, Democratic Left, which could have

used its handful of seats to cement a majority government, instead insisted it will not join any coalition which does include Syriza. But all four attended Tuesday's talks, as did the Greek Independent party – meaning only the Communists (KKE) and far-right Golden Dawn were absent. As Thursday's deadline looms, the chances of success at this 11th hour are slim. If the talks fail, as expected, it would mean fresh elections which polls indicate could be won by a Syriza-led government intent on turning its back on a bailout. This would


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probably lead Greece to default on its debt and hasten its departure from the euro. The political turmoil has spooked markets around the world. Heavy losses in Europe and the US on Monday were followed by falls in Asia on Tuesday morning. However there was some relief for the European markets on Tuesday following the news that the eurozone managed to avoid recession, recording zero growth in the first three months of the year. The worst scenario – of Greece leaving the euro –

could unravel the whole ideological framework which governs monetary union. This scenario was rejected as "nonsense" by the chairman of the eurozone group, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker, who said on Monday "I don't envisage, not even for one second, Greece leaving."

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As promised last week, you can see the rest of the winners from last week’s PAd dog show on page 14. These are pictures of the winners that were mostly brought in by their owners and were lucky enough to have wonderful homes with people who care about them. However, there were some exceptionally beautiful PAd dogs there that were still looking for homes of their own including Kiara that you had a picture of last week. There was also a standard Yorkie who had just three legs. Most people will just walk by this little dog but, he wasn’t phased at all by having one of his legs missing and was a real little character so, if you can give a home to one of the PAd dogs, do pop along to the shelter and choose one that suits your particular lifestyle. There is everything from puppies to older dogs, huge to tiny little things, in fact every type you could possibly want so call lisa on 658 351 642 to arrange a visit and find out more. So.... we’ve gone from snow on the mountains a week-and-a-half ago to downright scorchio! And if you’re wondering where “Scorchio” comes from, it was a rather large chaplet who was a TV weatherman in Greece a few years back. It was so hot all the time that he just slapped huge magnetic suns all over the country “Scorchio! shouting Scorchio!” with each new one that hit the map. Well, it used to amuse the knickers off me anyway!

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Visitors to Lorca this week could be forgiven for thinking that the earthquake that devastated the town, killing nine and injuring more than 300, had happened only recently, and not on May 11th last year. There are empty spaces where 250 apartment blocks once stood, and many of those still standing are propped up by scaffolding. Saturnina Martínez, the councillor in charge of coordinating the reconstruction, said an assessment of the full extent of the damage revealed that more buildings than were originally believed have been damaged. She admitted that only three permits to build apartment blocks have been issued in

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the past year, as well as 30 for individual houses. But work has yet to begin as residents cope with the nightmare of getting permission from the bureaucrats to repair their homes. Out of the original residents of 90,000, 7,000 are still homeless and some 10,000 have moved away. Two schools have been knocked down, 11 others are under repair. And the town's two hospitals are still not functioning properly. Local shopkeepers are facing bankruptcy, with some 10 per cent of stores closed permanently.

Most of the city's historic buildings suffered serious damage and are closed, as are all but one of Lorca's 16 churches. As a result, a once-thriving tourist trade has been reduced to a trickle. Inmaculada García, who heads the commission set up by the government in Madrid to oversee reconstruction after the disaster, told reporters: "We have been working very hard and we have achieved a lot, but I'm sure that we could have done a lot more than we have and we could have done it more quickly."

The latest opinion poll carried out by Metroscopia for El Pais newspaper shows that Spaniards criticise both the government and the opposition for the current economic crisis, and feel that the Socialist government has to take the larger share for not implementing austerity measures when it should have. That said, they believe an emergency pact between the government and the Socialist Party is the only solution to the current economic situation. Paradoxically, while Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's popularity has dropped, the survey showed that if there were

an election today, the Partido Popular would win it with a comfortable majority. However, the real villains are the banks. A majority of those questioned in the survey were strongly against any government help for the banks and a large number would be in favour of their nationalisation.

Getting tougher on the banks The government announced last Friday that it will force the banks to take on an extra €30 billion of capital to cushion themselves against loans going bad. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria told reporters at her regular Friday press conference that the banks will have to raise the

money or borrow it from the government at an annual interest rate of about 10 per cent. She said the government is determined to take the necessary measures to restore credibility and trust in the financial system.

of these toxic loans into separate companies. The government also

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Earlier in the week, the government partially nationalised Bankia, and has already forced banks to make provisions of €54 billion to cover bad loans, most of them related to the collapse of the housing boom which left many small lenders holding mortgages they may not be able repay. Under the new regulations, the banks will also be forced to put some












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Thousands of people started to congregate in the main squares in the country’s cities and towns on Saturday in the lead-up to the first anniversary of the M-15 movement on Tuesday. Madrid's Puerta del Sol square continued to be the heart of the movement. Authorities have permitted protesters to use the square for a fixed number of hours each day, and Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said the government would ensure those hours were respected. A few hundred protesters who defied the curfew were cleared out by police in the early hours of Sunday and Monday and a few arrests were made. The square is a focal point for the movement of so-called "indignants", which erupted in response to





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Figures released on Tuesday show that the eurozone has narrowly avoided returning to recession after recording zero growth in the first three months of the year. Puerta del Sol protests

economic crisis and austerity policies exactly a year ago. This year, the demonstrators have even more to protest about – the harsh austerity measures implemented by the Partido Popular government since it was voted in last November.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy defended his policies at a political rally on Sunday, saying they were necessary to tackle the country's economic problems. But amid a relapse into recession and an unemployment rate that has soared to 24%, the protesters say the policies are not working.


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Final victory in Penal code Urdangarin’s Odyssey case changes to fight father dies corruption

Spain’s long legal battle with Odyssey Marine Exploration over the 500,000 silver and gold coins recovered from the Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes which was sunk by the British navy off the coast of Portugal in 1804 is finally over. On Monday, the US Supreme Court rejected a petition by the Tampa, Floridabased shipwreck experts to review the case, which included petitions by the Peruvian government and some of the descendants of the ship’s passengers, who said they were the rightful owners of the treasure. Odyssey had surreptitiously taken the coins to Florida in early 2007 and the ownership battle has been waging since then. Spanish military cargo planes brought the coins

The government announced last Friday that it intends to introduce stiffer penalties for tax evaders and Social Security cheats, to lower the amounts of money involved before the offence is considered a crime and raise maximum sentences from two years to six.

back to Madrid in February this year after the Supreme Court refused to stop the transfer while it was considering the appeal. The Culture Ministry has said the coins and other artefacts will be displayed at different museums around the country. Spain’s lawyer, James Goold, said on Monday: “All the team is very pleased by the decision, which makes our victory absolutely final.”

The Cabinet will send a bill to Congress to change the Penal Code and create a new type of crime involving tax fraud on amounts over €600,000, aimed at organised crime groups or people who hide their money in offshore accounts to avoid paying tax. The government also wants to raise the statute of limitations for tax fraud cases from five years to 10 years to help fight public corruption. This will avoid situations as in the so-

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called Gürtel kickbacks-forcontracts scandal, in which prosecutors could not file charges against some Partido Popular (PP) officials because the statute of limitations had run out. Government prosecutors are currently trying to retrieve some €6 billion from tax fraud cases.

The Infanta Cristina and her four children made a rare visit to Spain last week to attend her father-inlaw’s funeral last Saturday. Juan Maria Urdangarin died of a cerebral haemorrhage last Thursday. He was 79. His son, who is currently facing charges of embezzlement, in Palma de Mallorca, travelled to Vitoria in the Basque Country last

Tuesday when his father’s health worsened. Queen Sofia and the Infanta Elena went to Vitoria on Friday to offer their condolences to the family but did not stay for the funeral. In addition to family members and friends, the funeral was attended by representatives of the Basque Nationalist Party (BNV), to which Sr Urdangarin belonged.

Fifty years go uncelebrated The uproar over the King’s recent visit to Botswana to hunt elephants was forced out of the headlines by a bigger bombshell last week – King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia had no plans to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on May 14th either in private or in public. This only added fire to the rumours that have been abounding since the illfated elephant hunt that the King is romantically involved with a German baroness he met five years ago. The first hint of any trouble in the Royal marriage was when Queen Sofia did not rush back from Athens to be at her husband’s side when he was brought home from Botswana with a displaced hip after tripping on the stairs at the hunting lodge. She went straight to the Madrid Clinic from the airport but only stayed half an hour. She returned the following day for a threehour visit, which one newspaper described as the first time the Royal couple had been alone for so long. The decision not to celebrate their 50th anniversary only revived speculation that theirs had been an arranged marriage

all along. When Franco decided he needed to find a princess for his successor, he dismissed Princess Sofia of Greece because she was not a Catholic. However, Queen Federica was set on finding her eldest daughter a husband who would one day sit on a throne and the most likely candidate was Prince Juan Carlos who was tipped to restore the monarchy in Spain after Franco’s death. That would only become official in 1969 so Queen Federica was taking a chance when she organised a cruise in 1954 for all the young European Royals, which included Prince Juan Carlos. The two apparently did not hit it off until 1961, however, when Prince Juan Carlos and his family holidayed in Corfu in 1961 at the invitation of the Greek royal family. The Prince’s letters to his


friends at the time seemed to indicate that he had actually fallen in love with Sofia and that the marriage had not been arranged by his scheming soon-to-be mother-in-law. And there seemed to be no doubt that she was head over heels in love with him. After much wrangling between the two families over the religious ceremony, the couple were married in Athens on May 14th, 1962, first in the Roman Catholic cathedral from whence they went

straight to the Orthodox Greek Cathedral to repeat their vows there. Sofia formally became a Catholic after the marriage. Rumours of the King’s dalliances have abounded since then but the Spanish media have discreetly avoided going into any great detail. Despite the rumours, the couple seemed perfectly happy – some say because Sofia was determined that her son would one day sit on the throne of Spain. The King himself has always said

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that his wife has been the best adviser he could have had. The scandal caused by the King’s hunting trip – although it’s not known if he actually did kill an elephant this time – seems to have encouraged the Spanish media to take the gloves off and it is possible that the country will find out all about this latest rumoured romance in the not-too-distant future. Sources close to the Royal family claim the King

has been devastated by the furore over his trip, which came hard on the heels of the scandal involving his son-in-law, and is looking for ways to get back his popularity. Polls show that a majority have forgiven the King but most have said he chose the wrong time to indulge in a pastime that only the very wealthy can afford. Meanwhile, the popularity ratings of the Queen, Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia have risen.

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Kidnap in Pakistan was 'plotted in Spain' A court on Monday heard how a married couple planned the kidnapping of a five year-old UK boy in Pakistan from their home in Tarragona. Sahil Saeed, of Oldham, was snatched during a robbery on March 4th, 2010, while he was visiting his grandmother's home in the Punjab region. He was released 12 days later after his family paid a ransom of £110,000. Zahid Saleem and Muhammad Sageiz, from Pakistan and Saleem’s wife

Gianina Monica Ms Neruja, from Romania, were living in Tarragona before their arrests. They have been in custody awaiting trial since being arrested on 16th March 2010. Appearing in the Tarragona court, they denied charges of kidnap, conspiracy, robbery and trespass as well as eight charges of unlawful arrest in connection with the case.

Prosecutor Maria Jose Osuna said that the three, together with at least four other people of Pakistani origin, designed, organised and carried out the kidnapping of the British minor Sahil Saeed. They were betrayed by a phone call to the boy’s uncle which was traced to a phone box in Constanti, near Tarragona on the afternoon



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Two days later Sahil's father received another call from Spain informing him that the gang knew that he had contacted the police. The case continues.


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and 13th as part of Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee year celebrations. Despite the official protest, Queen Sofía will travel to London later this week to attend a luncheon given by Queen Elizabeth to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.

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Protest over prince’s visit to Gibraltar Spain’s Foreign Ministry has sent a letter of protest to the British government to express its “displeasure and discomfort” over the planned visit of Prince Edward and his wife Sophie Rhys-Jones (right) to Gibraltar between June 11th



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Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Monday in Beijing that Chinese officials had raised concerns over growing military ties between Australia and the US. On his first trip to China as foreign minister, Mr Carr had three high-level meetings to discuss a China-Australia free trade deal on Monday which he later said were dominated by questions over Australia's growing alliance with the US. He said Chinese officials had told him that "the time for Cold War alliances has long since passed".

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consular cases involving Chinese-Australians who have been jailed in China recently. He told reporters

the response he received was that China ''does not recognise dual citizenship''.

Help for low income families Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has launched a raft of social programmes for low-income families with young children, which include an expansion of the popular social programme Bolsa Familia created by her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Families with children

under six living in extreme poverty will get $35 a month for each family member, which would benefit 18 million people. Access to day care and health care will also be expanded. Ms Rousseff said that despite Brazil's economic progress over the

The government has decided to scrap four of its 14 public holidays in the hope of improving competitiveness and boosting economic activity. all Saints day on november 1st and Corpus Christi, which falls 60 days after easter, october 4th, the anniversary of the formation of the Portuguese republic in 1910; and december 1st, which marks Portuguese independence from Spanish rule in 1640 - will be suspended for five years from 2013. The decision over which Catholic festivals to cut was negotiated with the Vatican.

a Panamanian fisherman who survived 28 days adrift in the Pacific earlier this year and watched two companions die is suing the owners of a cruise ship that sailed past. adrian Vasquez has filed a lawsuit in Florida alleging negligence by Princess Cruises, his lawyer said. The american cruise company has said it deeply regrets that one of its ships sailed past the dying men. Passengers said they spotted the castaways and alerted staff, but the firm said the captain was not informed.


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past years, there were still people living in abject poverty, and that many of those were children and adolescents. She said the programme

is aimed in particular at low-income families in Brazil's north and northeast, where drought has further increased the suffering of those living in absolute poverty.

Forty people were killed when a brief but violent hailstorm swept through a mountainous region of northwest China last week. a local government official said 18 are still missing in Min county in Gansu province, while 87 had been sent to hospital. he said 29,300 people were evacuated after rain and hail battered the county for just an hour. Since May 8th hailstorms have struck the province, affecting 3.42 million people. about 64,000 people have been relocated to safer areas and 7,600 houses have collapsed.

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Hollande sworn in as president Franςois Hollande was sworn in as president at an inauguration ceremony at the Elysee Palace with outgoing President Nicolas Sarkozy. After laying a wreath at the Arc de Triomphe, travelling in an open-top car down the Champs-Elysees and naming his cabinet, he set off to Germany to have dinner with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The visit underscores the importance of the German-French relationship in Europe amid the continuing political vacuum in Greece and predictions that it may be forced out of the euro,

stoking fears that caused the single currency to tumble in trading on Monday. Mrs Merkel openly supported Mr Sarkozy in the election battle and on Monday Mr Hollande admitted during a television interview on Monday that "we don't think the same on everything". He has criticised the German-led focus on austerity as the way out of

the European economic crisis. As the eurozone's two biggest economies and biggest contributors to its bailout funds, Germany and France are key decision makers over the strategy supposed to pull Europe out of crisis. After his German trip, Mr Hollande will hold his first cabinet meeting on Thursday followed by a visit to Washington to meet US President Barack Obama.

crisis. Despite CDU attempts to portray the Social Democrat-led state government as irresponsibly spendthrift, the party increased its share of the vote, while support for Mrs Merkel's CDU fell to its lowest post-war level. However, she said she was "very relaxed" about national

elections due next year, even though political analysts have said many voters rejected Mrs Merkel's tough line on fiscal discipline as a cure for state debt on Sunday and predict that the trend will continue.

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Merkel admits 'bitter' defeat Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted on Monday that her Christian Democrat (CDU) party suffered a "bitter, painful defeat" in Germany's largest state election on Sunday. But she insisted that the result in North Rhine-Westphalia would have no impact on her policy on Europe's debt

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Reforms to allowances Six children People receiving the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) could lose out under planned reforms to slash the cost of such benefits by £2.2 billion while implementing the new Personal Independence Payment.

It has been reported that some ex-service personnel who have lost limbs fighting for the UK could be among those affected but Works and Pensions Secretary Iain Duncan Smith said of the new system: “It’s not like incapacity benefit, it’s not

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a statement of sickness. is a gauge of your capability. In other words, 'Do you need care, do you need support to get around?'... Those are the two things that are measured. Not, 'You have lost a limb'." He told The Daily Telegraph that there had been a 30% rise in the number of claimants over recent years and around two million claimants would be reassessed in the next four years. The annual cost of benefits at the moment reaches almost £13 billion and in the future only those considered to be in need of support would qualify. Ministers are consulting on the new eligibility criteria for the disability benefit system, which will be announced in the autumn.


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A dramatic appeal has been launched by Derby police for any information in connection with the house fire that killed six children on Friday. Jade Philpott 10, John 9, Jack 7, Jessie 6, and fiveyear-old Jaydon all died when the fire swept through their home in Allenton, Derby. The children were asleep upstairs. Their 13-year-old brother Duwayne was seriously burned in the fire and died in hospital after his parents took the decision to switch off his life support machine on Sunday evening. A 38-year-old man and 28-year-old woman had been arrested on suspicion of murder but were released without charge on Saturday. Assistant Chief Constable Steve Cotterill thanked those that had already come forward but expressed surprise that there were so few of them, adding that he strongly suspected that there is

someone who knows a lot more than they are telling. Their father, Mick Philpott battled the flames trying to save them. In 2007 he hit the headlines after demanding a larger council house to share with his wife, Maired, girlfriend, Lisa, and their 17 children. A resident of the estate, Bobby Sutherland said he felt inspired to create the charity Catch Me When I Fall and they have received cash donations from fellow residents to help pay for the funerals of the children. Father Alan Burbridge from St George’s Roman Church Catholic described Mr. Philpott as “a good, caring, family man. He looked after his children well, he was devoted to his children even though he’d got so many.” A service was held in the church on Saturday in memory of the children.




Brit or scot? ancient documents have revealed the birthplace of Jeremy Clarkson, doncaster in Yorkshire, was signed over to Scotland in a treaty 900 years ago as part of the Treaty of durham after King david successfully stormed large areas of northern England. It remained in Scottish hands for 21 years until Henry II appeared to reclaim the town under English rule in 1157. But experts have now found an official pact wasn't ever signed – meaning strictly speaking the South Yorkshire town still belongs to the Scots. Charles Kelham, who discovered the oversight, said: "King david coins dating from that time have been found in doncaster, so the links are there." UK

Gay marriage Tim loughton, Tory minister for families, has sparked a storm after he said that he is totally opposed to same sex marriages. His comments have upset david Cameron who is behind a parliamentary Bill to make these legal. He added that nobody in his constituency has asked for it so he won’t be embracing the proposals. UK

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lot of workers sitting around and I’ve raised the issue. Recently there was a case when workers were redoing a road and there were terrible problems. Lanes were closed but there was no one doing any work. Residents certainly haven’t been given the appearance of anyone being hard at work." Maybe this will get the local roadworkers off their rear ends and inspire them to get the job done at last!

Free vouchers Parents will be able to get £100 free vouchers to pay for “parenting sessions” from a counsellor available from Boots chemist outlets to encourage good parenting. Parenting classes are also going to be offered. nick Clegg is pushing for two week “catch-up” classes for kids lagging behind in their lessons during their summer holidays. BordEr ConTrol

Che in UK Epassport controls’ sensitivity can be toned down to speed the access to the UK according to Unions after a woman used her husband’s passport to get through and, in one incident according to reports, the machine recognised a picture on a TShirt – of Che Guevarra – and let the person through.

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Boating tragedy leaves two dead Julian Mynott, 42, and his three-year-old son Freddie died after their rowing boat overturned on the River Avon on Saturday afternoon at around 5.30pm and went over a three-metre-high weir on a stretch of the river at Barford in Warwickshire. Two other children were pulled from the water alive by a local resident and a police officer shortly after the accident happened. One of the surviving children had suffered a cardiac arrest and was given CPR. The child remains seriously ill in Warwick Hospital. The second child is described as conscious but poorly. All three children had been spotted earlier wearing life jackets.

victims who died were pulled from the water some hours later. One local resident, Ali Bonner-Evans described the river level as “very high at the moment and the current is very fast. I think the boat just got to the weir and the boat just went straight over it, and there could have been nothing they could have done to stop that happening.” She added: “Everybody is devastated. This is not the kind of thing you expect to happen on a sunny Saturday afternoon in a small Warwickshire village.” Air and land ambulances, the Hazardous Area Response Team and a number of paramedic officers attended the scene.

More Olympics tickets go on sale to the public The issuing of some 900,000 tickets for the Olympics gave an extra chance to those who had missed out on buying tickets when they went on sale on Sunday.

Another 70,000 tickets for the Olympic Park will be on offer for this group from May 17th and on May 23rd any unsold tickets will go on general release for anyone to buy.

1.2 million people lost out in the first ballot so now is their chance to get tickets for hockey, tennis, football and beach volleyball while for athletics, tickets swimming, cycling and diving go on sale in the next few days.

Different tickets have been available from 11am each day for the last three days and for the next couple of days including; on the 13th beach volleyball, hockey, tennis, wrestling and football; on the 14th athletics,

MoD black hole plugged According to Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond the black hole of £38 billion in the MoD budget has been plugged and they are out of debt for the first time in its history.

Nicknamed "Granny Nav", the technology is being developed as part of a £12 million programme by the UK's Research Council to help the elderly better navigate while driving.

Huge cuts and compulsory redundancies within the armed forces, equipment cuts the details of which have been described as a “grand announcement” yet to be released, plus the early retirement of HMS Ark Royal and the selling off of the whole of the UK’s Harrier Jump Jet fleet to America has finally balanced the books.

The core programme has a fully funded budget of £152bn over 10 years. The overall defence budget over

However, the Royal Navy and the RAF will have lost five thousand jobs each by 2015, the army will have seven thousand less soldiers and the Ministry of Defence will have shed 25 thousand jobs. There is still another wave of redundancies to be implemented which may mean that some famous regiments will no longer exist having been amalgamated with others. Mr Hammond told the Sunday Times: "We hugely value the regimental system, and nobody, as far as I know, is suggesting dismantling it." Mr Hammond said the U-turn on the type of plane to be bought for the Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier, which will result in a substantial saving, was "the last piece of the jigsaw. In terms of reducing the size of the civil service, the army and the air force, we shouldn't have to do any more over and above what we've already announced," he said.

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Black Caviar, a five-year-old mare, thought to be the world’s fastest sprinter, is to travel from her native Australia to the UK to take part in Royal Ascot after a record 21 consecutive wins.

among older people, leading to them becoming more isolated and inactive, according to Newcastle University. To figure out the best ways to help keep older people on the road, the Intelligent Transport team at Newcastle University converted an electric car into a mobile laboratory called DriveLAB. The car was decked out with tracking systems, eyemotion detectors and bio-monitors to help researchers understand the challenges faced by older drivers as well as night vision systems and intelligent speed technology. Edmund King, AA president said: "The car is a lifeline for many older people as it helps keep them mobile, independent and connected to friends and family. The pioneering work of DriveLAB will help with technological solutions to ensure that older drivers stay safer behind the wheel." The research will be presented at an Aging, Mobility and Quality of Life conference in Michigan in June.

run the horse if she was not in 100% condition after her first ever trip abroad. Tickets are a sell-out whenever she is racing and she has her own Facebook page and fan club and many of her fans are already booking tickets to the UK to come and watch her race.

She has never lost a race and her owners, a consortium of friends and family from Melbourne, and trainer, Peter Moody, now believe she is ready to take part in the Diamond Jubilee Stakes this coming June.

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Guardia asked to help Former Casares end illegal building mayor freed on bail Mijas town council has asked the Guardia Civil for help in controlling and inspecting building works in the municipality, many of which are illegal. The council has stopped work on 50 illegal constructions in the past month alone.

Town planning councillor Manuel Navarro said the new illegal constructions are complicating the process under way to regularise the situation of illegal houses which were built more than four years ago. He said the council was not willing to tolerate people building without a

licence, who face fines of between 600 and 10 per cent of the total amount spent on the construction. They also have to foot the demolition costs.

Wanted Briton arrested The Guardia Civil arrested a 34-year-old Briton in Manilva last Friday, wanted in the UK in connection with the kidnapping of a 22-year-old man and drug trafficking in Newcastleunder-Lyme. The Spanish authorities said he fled the

country last year when he found out the British police were after him. He had been living under a false name in Manilva, and only left his home at night. He finally went out during the

daytime last week to buy something at a Chinese shop and the Guardia, who had been following him for some time, were able to arrest him. They said the woman he was living with did not know his true identity.

Asked to work for half pay Estepona town council has sent a letter to all its workers asking them if they would be willing to work part time for just half their salaries. Those older than 63

have been asked if they would be willing to take early retirement. This would save the council €6 million, which it needs to be able to start paying off the €60 million it owes the government in Madrid.

If the council cannot start paying the debt, the central government can step in to administer its finances in accordance with the recently implemented “Adjustment Plan”.

Marbella promotes luxury image Malaga City councillor Elías Bendodo, the president of the Association of Costa del Sol Municipalities Margarita del Cid, and Marbella mayor Ángeles Muñoz on Monday presented the programme of the 2nd Marbella Luxury Weekend, to be held in Puerto Banus from May 31st and June 3rd. One of the highlights will be the Cars and Arts Luxury Show which includes an exhibition of 24 Porsche 911 GT2 hoods belonging Argentinean collector Jorge Gomez who allowed 19 artists to use them as canvases. Ascari Race Resort will exhibit more exclusive models, including one of the three existing Ferraris driven in the 1995 F1 world championships by Gerhard Berger and Jean Alesi. The exclusive group La Zagaleta

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The Guardia Civil detained former Casares mayor Juan Sánchez, his wife, a lawyer and a woman with alleged lings to organised crime after searching the town hall and several private homes, as well as offices in Marbella and Estepona, in an investigation into money laundering that began in 2010. After being questioned, the former mayor left by the back door of the court in Estepona at 2am on Tuesday morning and his wife left by the front door minutes later. The judge had released Sr Sanchez pending payment of bail of €200,000, although the prosecutor has asked for him to be jailed until the bail money was paid. The searches were carried out in connection

with urban planning irregularities committed when Sr Sanchez was mayor. He resigned the position in 2009 but stayed on as a councillor. He had been mayor from 1979 with a five year gap from 1995 to 2000 when the GIL party governed. He belongs to Izquierda Unida (IU, United Left), as does the current mayor Antonia Morera.

The Estepona court investigating the case has blocked 165 bank accounts, closed 236 offices and seized 19 vehicles. “For the moment” the authorities said on Monday, the mayor, his wife and the other two who were detained are charged with accepting bribes, money laundering and links with a criminal organisation.

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Poet 'could have fled Spain' Documents have recently turned up that could explain the mystery of why Federico Garcia Lorca – a gay left-wing supporter of the Second Republic – went to visit his family in Granada just days after the Civil War broke out, instead of fleeing the country. The reason seems to have been found in a collection of papers belonging to Juan Ramirez de Lucas, a journalist and art critic who kept his relationship with Lorca a secret until his death, aged 91, in 2010. The papers have only recently come to light. Ramirez was a 19-year-old student when he met the 38-year old Lorca. They fell in love and according to Mr Ramirez’s diaries, they had talked about leaving Spain together. Lorca went to Granada to bid farewell to his family

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The income of the province’s bingo halls has dropped by more than 52 per cent in recent years, from €160 million in 2007 to less than €76 million last year, according to a Junta de Andalucia report.

A Workers Commissions’ spokesman said jobs in the sector in Malaga province had dropped from over 1,000 five years ago to 632 today. He said the situation was extremely worrying, given that more and more people under the age of 40 prefer the gambling alternatives provided by the Internet.

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The aquagest company is currently scouring the old part of the town looking for water leaks and broken pipes to repair which would save some 80,000 litres of water a day. The leaks are detected by devices that register the sound of water gushes and trickles. a company spokesman said that overall the pipes were in a good state of repair despite being at least 40 years old. The company will gradually extend the inspection to cover all the 550-kilometre-long network that delivers water to the town.

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Nearly two million steps antonio asensio is back home after walking barefoot to Santiago de Compostela on a pilgrimage he vowed to make to extend the life of his mother, who has a terminal cancer. it took him two months and two million steps to walk the 1,420 kilometres to the cathedral where he begged St john to intercede for his mother. The first thing the 39-year-old restaurant owner did on arrival last Friday was to ring his mother, before answering – still shoeless – questions from reporters. MijaS Pueblo

Off-duty cops thwart robbery Two off-duty local policeman were able to prevent a group of japanese tourists from being robbed by three bulgarians after pedestrians who knew them by sight warned them that two women and a man appeared to be shadowing the tourists in a suspicious manner. They moved to make the arrest when the man was taking a photo of the tourists to distract them while the women picked their pockets. They later recovered dollars, pounds and Swiss francs from the bulgarians’ car.

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hatever this Partido Popular (PP) government plans on doing to avoid a European rescue plan doesn’t look good. It appears each day we are headed more and more towards a bailout. The Spanish banking sector is where all the bad bugs seem to be hiding. IMF officials fear that the banks have “masked” hundreds of millions in bad real estate loans that have been put on their books as good performers but are actual ly refinanced credits they know that their troubled customers will never be able to pay back. Economy Minister Luis de Guindos has already asked the European Central Bank (ECB) for help to conduct an independent appraisal of its private financial sector. This could only uncover more bad news for Spain because all the loans, whether already in default or not, make up 300 percent of the sector’s GDP, or some €3 billion euros in credits.

t used to be more fun writing this column when Zapatero was around – at least he gave me lots of ammunition for the occasional lighthearted piece making a mockery of him. I recall them with longing now that the headlines are just about more cuts and more marches protesting the cuts. Even the marches are dull these days. Apparently the hard core anti-system troublemakers really believe the authorities are going to go after them with all (figurative) guns blazing to make sure there are no repeat performances of the violent episodes that ended the general strike in Barcelona on March 29th.


ass protests since then have been less well attended – a lot of people steer clear because they fear the troublemakers – and even the May-15 (M-15) movement seems to be running out of steam if its first birthday celebrations are anything to go by.


ould it be that people are beginning to realise that the real problem is not the state of the economy but the corruption, both private and public, that has brought us to this pretty pass. Successive opinion polls are beginning to reflect this. More and more people are saying they’re worried about the politicians’ seeming inability to solve problems and a few are beginning to voice the thought that it’s the corruption at high local, regional and national levels which could be the cause. The real problem is – just how do you put an end to this scourge which has such deep roots in the Spanish psyche? Even the United Left (IU) – my current bête noire – is in on the act, as the recent arrest of the former mayor of Casares shows. The IU acts holier-than-youand-me but this isn’t the first case involving it in economy hanky-panky.


aving lived in an extremely corrupt South American country – Venezuela – for many years, I can understand the despair the average Spaniard must be feeling right now. When I arrived in Caracas in 1977, one of the most corrupt presidents – Carlos Andres Perez – was in power. It’s because of him that I’ve always been wary of former Spanish PM Felipe Gonzalez, who was always visiting his good friend in Caracas – birds of a feather flock together, and all that.


hen Perez and his Social Democratic party were ousted by Luis Herrera Campins and the Christian Democratic Party in the 1978 election, everyone said “well, they can’t be any worse than the last lot”. I went along with them saying the same every five years until 1998 when failed coupster and current president Hugo Chavez first ran for president. I suddenly thought “no, he can be worse than the last lot because every lot so far has been worse than the one before it”. I then started trying to dissuade all the people I knew from giving him their votes “because he’ll get rid of corruption”. I wish I had €100 for every time one of them later said to me “you were right, Muriel, I wish I hadn’t voted for him”. He’s still around, having destroyed the last vestiges of the far-from-perfect democracy that Venezuela once enjoyed and it looks as if only a fatal illness will get rid of him, seeing how his people are so good at rigging election results.


hey don’t rig elections here – I think – but the situation is even worse because Spaniards from time immemorial have wanted power not to do something good for their country but to enjoy all the trappings of power and end up with a healthy bank account – in the Bahamas of course. You see, it’s their God-given right. Your average Spaniard deep down believes that the laws only apply to others, not to him. They pay lip service to the law but when it comes to the crunch they trample all over it, while they criticise others for doing the same. At the same time, they want to be all things to all men yet cling on to power and the easiest way of achieving that is to throw money around as if there were no tomorrow. You’ll make a lot of people so happy they’ll love you forever and – more importantly – they’ll owe you not one but many favours.


t’s this anarchic cast of mind which has plunged this country into so many little civil wars and local disturbances until the 1936-39 civil war put an end to all that under the iron hand of Franco. The first couple of decades after his death were exciting – as everyone seemed to pull together to make sure the transition to democracy was a success.


nfortunately the old anarchy mindset seems to be resurfacing, but more on that next week.


team do all the talking. It is incredible how a leader of a country that is doing a tightrope-walk on the brink of a possible collapse isn’t out there telling us that everything will be okay – at least for psychological pur poses. We have come to expect a little more from our political leaders, but then again Rajoy has shown us that all he was good for was to constantly badger the previous Socialist government with contentious criticism that didn’t serve this country any good but certainly helped him get where he wanted. If this nation tanks no doubt there will be calls for early elections, and I expect these calls will come ju st before Christmas. It will be another sign that our political institutions have been weakened by this economic mess.


hen we have De Guindos’ not-soassuring comments on Monday when he told reporters that Spain has “done everything we needed to do from the standpoint of a new government” and “from now on, what we need is the cooperation of all of the euro zone”. What that cooperation entails doesn’t sound to be a positive approach. Spain’s risk premium already reached a new record high this wee k as investors keep on telling us that things are well out of shape. It is important to note that through it all, the Economy minister has assured reporters that no one has come out and mentioned the word bailout – at least not publicly – for now. The concerns, of course, are centred around Greece as it is no longer taboo to believe that Athens may have to exit the euro zone, which could be the Greeks’ real and only chance for survival. But there are those who are quietly fearing that a Greek pull-out will only spell disaster for the euro’s biggest member, Germany, where banks hold as much as €100 billion in Greek debt. The jury is still out as to whether the euro will survive if Greece leaves this 12-year experiment, and whether the country’s abandonment would usher in other farewells.


ere in Madrid, PP Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy certainly hasn’t been the reassuring face during these tough times. He continues to play ostrich, burying his face at Moncloa while letting his economic and financial

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ext week, Iñaki Urdangarin will have to face more sour music when his former business partner-turned-bitter enemy, Diego Torres, is expected to testify before a Palma de Mallorca judge about information he says he has that demonstrates that King Juan Carlos may have intervened to help his royal sonin-law drum-up business. I say expected because there are some behind-thescenes manoeuvres being undertaken by the defence counsels for both Torres and Urdangarin to win plea deals and avoid what could be more embarrassment for the royal household. Prosecutors insist that there are no such discussions in the works and that they are prepared to go to trial. But no doubt something is cooking. If Urdangarin avoids jail time by just paying a €2 million euro fine – chicken feed by the monarchy’s standards – there are certainly going to be lots of people clamouring for greater justice and perhaps new calls to get rid of the royals.

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Community News e best of the rest from last Cudeca quiz week’s PAD annual dog show, as promised! Best dog over 9 years old was won by this beautiful elegant greyhound called Selva.

Best puppy went to Lilly whose owner reckons she’ll be in the over 30kg class by next year!

Best adult small dog was Lexie who you saw last week as she also won Best In Show.

Chico won the category looking for the Best medium sized adult dog. What a cutie!

Last month, La Fishita held its first quiz night in aid of Cudeca. Guests began the evening served with drinks and Thai fishcakes, followed by a portion of delicious La Fishita fish and chips, before the quiz master, Geoff Bromige, started firing off questions to the eight teams of families and friends.

The evening went swimmingly and the event raised €460 for the charity, which La Fishita more than doubled, bringing the final donation to a grand total of €1010!

Angel won the “Best Dog of 30kg” category. Her first time in the ring and she was soooo good!

Daniella’s little dog, Ellie, won dog most like its owner – they had the same T-Shirt and shorts!

Best six legs was awarded to Labrador cross Monty who had the same ribbons as his owner.

And last but by no means least Drago won best fancy dress dog as the dragon with owner “George”!

These funds will help Cudeca to continue Giving Life to Days to people with advanced non-curable illnesses and support to their families. If you missed out this time don’t worry, La Fishita plans to hold regular quiz nights throughout the summer.

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Knit, natter, donate Focus trip along the west coast of Spain The Nurses from Malaga Maternity Hospital collected over 1000 items of clothing which had been knitted or crocheted by the ladies in the Knit N Knatter group who meet in Torreblanca. These items have been completed since the last donation in October 2011. La Cala Lions very generously donated money to enable d them to buy yarn for this project. Also, the proprietor of the restaurant where they meet holds a raffle once a month and donates

the profit from the raffle to the group. If you would like to join them to knit for the Premature Babies, or just go along to natter, please contact Freya Aldridge on 664205927 or email They meet twice a week on a Monday and a Wednesday, from 11 am until 1pm at Restaurant San Torini, on the Paseo Maritimo, Torreblanca. And they can provide yarn, needles, and patterns so don’t worry if you don’t have these.

Art and Craft Fayre Lux Mundi, Torre Del Mar is having an Art and Craft Fayre on Thursday 24th May at the centre. It is a chance for you to acquire handmade jewellery, cards, handpainted glassware, handpainted roof barrel tiles, make-up, hand-made knitwear, hand-made gift boxes, home-made cakes and toffee.There will be a

demonstration of 3D decoupage and information on how to paint roof barrel tiles. It will be a chance to relax with friends in the gardens over refreshments that will be available to purchase. All are welcome, so please come and join them; the Fayre is open from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

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The “friends” on their trip The Friends in Focus camera club has just returned from a highly enjoyable coach trip to the west coast of Spain where they stayed in a 4 star hotel in the beach resort of Matalascanas. The party of 33 people consisted of members and their guests who visited the lovely city of Seville en route to the hotel. From there during the

next three days they visited and photographed the famous Rio Tinto Mines and Exhibition, the fascinating walled village of Niebla, and took a very interesting jeep safari within the Parque Nacional de Donana. Further trips are planned for the future so keep an eye on what's happening by visiting their web site www.friends

It is difficult to determine just how much a dog's genetics determine his behaviour, just like it's hard to know how much of a person's personality is nature and how much is nurture. It's true that some breeds were bred to perform tasks that require more aggression than others. Pit bulls, for example, were bred to fight dogs and other animals for sport. Some people theorise that pit bulls' genetics make them more prone to violence than other dogs, and pit bulls have in fact

been involved in more fatal attacks than any other dog over the past 20 years. But breeds that are not bred for aggression, including Golden Retrievers, Cocker Spaniels, and Yorkshire Terriers, have been involved in fatal attacks as well. It's also true that some breeds simply have more ability to injure people than others do. Though it's no more likely to bite than a smaller dog, if it does bite, a Great Dane can do much more damage than a Maltese, for example. (Even very small breeds can be dangerous to children, however.) More next week


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Charity Dinner Down’s Syndrome With a fabulous dinner lined up, plus entertainment from Gary Combes, the charity dinner in aid of animal charities PAD and El Refugio del Burrito is set to be a sell out as usual. To be held at Restaurante Taberna de Mar – “The Singing Chef” – in Calle Hernan Cortez, Fuengirola, this Saturday May 19th starting at 7.30pm you’ll need to book your tickets pretty quickly. The dinner comprises a

welcome drink followed by a starter of either prawn cocktail or melon with Serrano ham, then for your main course you can choose between pork tenderloin with a pepper sauce or grilled salmon with a hollandaise sauce. The price of the tickets is just €15 each of which €4 goes to the charities. Call the restaurant on 952 477 695, Maiken Saalby on 645 367 383, or Inga Yvon Brüning on 654 513 380 to reserve your places.

“Knit and Natter” group, Gibraltar The knit and natter group, which has been meeting on Tuesdays, 11am to 3pm, will now also meet on Thursdays, 5.30pm to 8pm, to accommodate those crafty people who can’t make day times. The group is informal, free and international, with members from Turkey, Germany, Poland, Scotland, China, England and of course Gibraltar. There is a wide range of ages and backgrounds, but a common interest creates friendly and supportive vibes. Activities include knitting, crochet, drinking tea or coffee and nattering! Much of the craft work is for charity in which case you do not pay for yarn or,

if you wish to use some for your own projects, you can purchase at a discount. Charity Work – the craftspeople make blankets and baby clothing for ‘Women in Need’ in Gibraltar, Mother Teresa’s mother and baby home in Tangier and for ‘Rifcom’. ‘Rifcom’ helps people in the Rif Mountains in Morocco – an area where erosion has had a devastating effect on farming and where villages with no road or telecommunications access are isolated and lacking medical and other provisions. Help from outside, including warm blankets and children’s clothing can be a lifeline.

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charity benefits from fab event Terry and Julie of Mad Terry@Buzby’s held a fantastic night recently to raise money for the Down’s Syndrome charity featuring a grand raffle and auction.

including Kym and Geoff at The News, Boozer Cruiser, Bar 27, Jan’s Hairdressers, The Jolly Pirate, Cath from CJ’s and Kevin and Jo from the Robin Hood.

Entertainment was by Colin Price, the famous Welsh comedian, and singer Mario Ross, plus all round entertainer Mad Terry and Tommo.

“Thanks very much, a wonderful night was had by all and they are looking forward to the next one,” said Terry.

Terry and Julie would like to thank all of their sponsors for making the event a successful one

Reference Library at the Arts and Crafts has a fantastic selection of books and magazines which can be browsed for inspiration or photocopied at the centre for use at home. The knit and natter group welcomes everyone, beginner or experienced. Donations of yarn are very welcome. For further information about Knit and Natter; contact Arts and Crafts

The Original English Tearoom In the very heart of Mijas Village Come and enjoy a real English “cuppa” in china pots and cups. Enjoy good wholesome meals, soups, scones and cakes. Situated near the miniature museum in Avda del Compas. Telephone Rose on

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SNICKERS Here we have Snickers, a fine looking young boy. He has an excellent character, loves to play and is full of fun. He is good on a lead, and enjoys his walks, he is well adjusted to the public and very good in traffic. He is a happy chappie who shows no aggression at all. He would make someone a wonderful family pet.

For further information please call Pat on 620 354 885. FAMA’s policy is never to put a healthy dog down. FAMA would also like to let readers of The News know that Chico, who has appeared in the paper in the past has at last been adopted. Pat says; “Thanks for all your and others’ help – it is much appreciated.”



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BAM! what a winner The British Association of Marbella (BAM) held their April lunch at Mare Nostrum Chinese Restaurant for 26 members. With Joan and Fran organising this 13course extravaganza, their members enjoyed large helpings of wonderful gourmet foods, great service and lively conversation. They warmly welcomed BAM's past President, Andrew Anderson and his wife, Merlyn visiting from Scotland, their two newest members, Wilhelmina and Eddie Bickerton, plus Joe Molitor and Helga Marcelis who celebrated nine years of being together. Lively banter and a celebration cake (low in calories, high in protein ... from: a rich cake, chocolate filling, strawberries and whipped cream topping –HAH!) was enjoyed by all ... some twice! After lunch and much laughter, they even got some business done! President Jan Jennings described their plan

for this month for a professionally organised trip to Cordoba for the Flowering Patios Festival then lunch in Cordoba. A luxury tour bus made convenient pick ups around Marbella. They had 24 reservations and report that they had a great scenic time! The May lunch is postponed so they can celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee on Sunday, June 3rd at Club Naranja. Call Pat for more information on this on 952 830 959. They hold their coffee mornings at Café Acebuche (at Hotel Baviera, behind Burger King in Marbella Centro) every Wednesday at 11am. Interested folks are always welcome and anyone interested in joining BAM or attending any of the events can call Joan on 952 835 947 or Fran on 952 927 807. Thanks to Alex and Eva, you can also get latest information on events from their website: www.britishassociationofma

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16 n Advertising Features How do insurers determine what your motor insurance quote should be? As part of the recent launch of its new and improved motor insurance policy, Liberty Seguros, the leading expatriate insurance provider in Spain, has compiled an informative list of factors taken into account by insurance companies when determining insurance rates. While some are general, others are specific to the vehicle and its owner. Here are some of the general and personal factors that affect insurance rates: People Have Accidents – over 40 million accidents around the world each year. Cars are Expensive to Repair – sometimes replacement parts alone can cost about three times as much as purchasing the same car new. Medical Treatment for Accident Victims is Expensive – rising health care costs means upward trends in medical treatment costs in the event of an accident. People Steal Cars – as car theft continues to rise, so will the cost of car insurance. Some People File Fraudulent or Inflated Claims – these people believe an accident is an opportunity to make money. Your Car – The more expensive a car is to repair or replace, the more it costs to

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will be replaced without any hassle. Plus, if you have a tracker device installed in your car you may be eligible to receive a sizeable discount. As Liberty Seguros works only with the best brokers, customers receive premier service with the flexibility to tailor a policy to suit their specific requirements. If you need to buy quality car insurance at an affordable price and want to deal with a reputable, secure company in your language, visit or call 902 255 258 to find the name of your nearest broker.

insure. It’s important to highlight the car’s safety features as it can help lower your car insurance quote. Your Address – Where you live and whether or not the car is kept in a garage will affect your quote. Your Driving Record – Having fewer accidents, violations or claims in your driving record will also help lower your car insurance quote and might make you eligible for a noclaims discount. The new and improved car insurance policy from Liberty Seguros means customers now get more for their money. The policy is designed for specially expatriates and some of the covers included are: 24 hour Roadside Assistance Key Loss Cover/Replacement Up to 65% No-Claims Discount Tracker Device Discount Extensive Breakdown Cover 10% Named Driver Discount Courtesy Car/taxi No matter what time of day your car breaks down or if you lose your keys, “don’t panic” as the new ad campaign denotes. Liberty Seguros will be there to help. A courtesy car or taxi will be provided to keep you moving if your car is being repaired and if your keys get lost they

Well, maybe you’ve just arrived in Spain and don’t know the systems or what you need to get done to make yourself legal here or, maybe, you’ve been here for years but have found the routes through all the bureaucracy impossible to work through so you ignore what you really do need to do and hope there’ll be no consequences. Sounds familiar? We’ve all received letters from the electric and telephone companies that we don’t understand. Then there are the ones from the council or the tax or IVA people. They’re, of course, in Spanish but they look like you’re in trouble about something and you have absolutely no idea what it is so. So what do you do? We all react in one of three ways: 1. We know someone who speaks enough Spanish to try and translate it for us. Now you know what it says but do you know what you have to do about it? 2. We take it to a lawyer that will cost us a fortune to find out what it’s about. 3. We put it in a drawer and hope it will go away! The problem with two of the above is that you are still stressed out about it all and, no, it isn’t going to go away and now, maybe, you really are in trouble! It’s simply the same as in the UK. If you know the systems and speak the language there’s rarely a problem if things are dealt with properly. For instance, if you got a letter from BT, you’d phone them and sort it. Here, it’s in Spanish, they don’t speak English apart from if you hang on for around half an hour waiting for the person they say speaks English and then – guess what? – they don’t understand what you’re on about. We all know it’s a pain but we have chosen to live here and this is what we have to put up with if we’re not fluent in the language. On the other hand, even if you’ve done all the language courses available and are pretty fluent, do you know who to go and speak to and which hoops you have to jump through or work round to get to the right people who can sort it all out. Now, that’s where we come in. We have over 45 years experience in dealing with everything from Telefonica to Sevillana Endesa to the water people, from importing cars from abroad and re-registering them to checking that there’s no charges outstanding against them before you even buy them. We can help you with translations to do with hospitals, town halls, police etc., and we can even help you with getting your kids into school. Want to make sure your house is legal and if not, make it so? Come to us. Want to purchase a property and make sure there are no outstanding bills on it? Come to us. We can help you with practically anything you can think of and, if we can’t, we can refer you to a trustworthy expert in whatever field you need that can. So, when it looks like there’s no light at the end of the tunnel, come to us and we’ll turn the torch on for you! Call The News Help Desk: Duncan Burrell 607 590 977, Abigail Tyler on 654 854 668 or 952 454 491 at The News Help Desk Office for an appointment. The help desk is at the offices of The News, 1st Floor, Local 6, Sierra Chica, Coin. We’re opposite the La Trocha Commercial Centre on the Coin to Cartama Road (A355 km1)

About Liberty Seguros Liberty Seguros is the leading expatriate insurance provider in Spain with over 150,000 international clients, committed to providing high quality, competitively priced insurance products and services to both personal and business users. Liberty Seguros has been in operation since 2001 and is one of the top 10 insurers in Spain with a total of 1.5 million customers. It is part of the Liberty Mutual Group of Companies, the 5th largest property and casualty insurance company in the US with more than 90 years experience in the sector.









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Out & About n 17 Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK inking of flying o somewhere? - Tips to avoid surcharges Songs from the musicals - e Salon’s new show from Fri. 25th May Fancy a cuppa or lunch? - Plenty to enjoy at e Lemon Tub

Murder & mayhem Charity Pink carts at TAPAS Following the success of last year’s Murder Mystery Evening TAPAS – The Andalucia Performing Arts Society – are following up with another play by Chris Martin, “Who Killed the Headmaster?�. This will be performed on Saturday 19th May on the stage at Los Arcos, km6 on the A7059 Coin/Cartama road, the audience will dine while watching the play and then guess the identity of the murderer.

Bartholomew Rex is the of Headmaster Hornchurch Private School for Young Gentlemen ... but he's struggling! The school is in financial trouble, the staff are unhappy and his is wife unsettled ... There are no shortages of suspects in this comedy drama! Being a Private School the governors obviously call in a Private Detective in the form of the master of detection – Hercule Poirot! – who has his work cut out

unravelling a particularly unpleasant, brutal and perplexing murder case ‌ as have the audience!!! Tickets are ₏12 (₏10 for Tapas members) and include a one-course supper of Pukka steak pie and chips. Please call the Box Office on 635 293 714 to book your tickets by latest Wednesday 16th May for this fun night out. Tickets will not be available on the door. You are sure to have a most Thrilling evening!



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Ten to 12 local companies, each comprising of three team members will be competing against each other to win the trophy and get the opportunity to spray the bubbly. The first race is scheduled to start at 1pm. Thanks to the support of these local businesses and their sponsors a great day is planned for the whole family whilst raising money for this fantastic local charity. So go along and enjoy a day out and support this event which offers something for everyone. Entry is free. Positively Pink was formed in 2006 and has

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Charity Summer Ball This is an event open to the public to delight in an elegant and beautiful evening without any fundraising agenda on Saturday 26th May. Valparaiso has offered the very generous price of 35 per person – including all wine, beer and soft drinks – for this event in support of Age Care Association's charitable work. This is truly a special opportunity to start off the summer season in a celebratory fashion. You can come as individuals or book a table

for a party of friends. The objective is to have as many people come and enjoy themselves as possible.

There will be dancing and cabaret until late and the dress code is black tie or lounge suits for the men and ball gowns, long or cocktail dresses for the ladies. Tickets are available through the Age Care Association Charity Shop

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Music at the Salon The Salon Varietes Theatre, Fuengirola presents MAD ABOUT THE MUSICALS directed by Eddie Barnett. This musical revue is a vibrant compilation from the very best musicals of the stage and screen.

The evening starts at 7.30pm with drinks and canapés by the pool followed at 8.30pm for the four-course dinner.

in El Zoco, Calahonda call in or phone on 675 874 308,or the Age Care Association telephone helplines 691 761 088 or 655 903 182 or via John Greaves on 952 661 764.

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Passion Studio has relocated to the Tamisa Golf Hotel, offering a cheap membership with lots of benefits and more facilities than the original Passion Studio. Now members can enjoy the Indoor pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi and of course the Zumba, Pilates & Salsa classes with professionals Caterina, Britta, Kathy & Daniela. Call 952 58 59 88 or email for more information.

Come along and enjoy Happy Hour at the Tamisa Golf Hotel every Sunday, Tuesday & Thursday from 6pm until 8pm each day

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Best Comedy Movie Ever!

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Snow White and e Huntsman hen I was growing up, W one of the first movies I ever watched was the

Director: Rupert Sanders Starring: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron The Evil Queen Ravenna (Theron) is told by her Magic Mirror that her hated step-daughter Snow White is about to surpass her as Fairest of Them All, and take her place on the throne.

castle. But you can forget about singing dwarfs and cartoon forest animals, for this Snow White is a fairy tale with an epic, action adventure twist with plenty of violence and bloody battles.

Well, we all know that the Evil Queen cannot let that happen. And all of us familiar with the Grimm’s Fairy Tale, and the Walt Disney version of the story know that Snow White gets on her toes and flees the

The movie had its world premiere in London on Monday and is set to give The Avengers a run for its money at the box office. Speaking of which Avenger Thor (Hemsworth) stars here as The Huntsman,

despatched by the Queen to kill Snow White. However, he throws in his lot with the beautiful young girl (Twilight’s Stewart), protects her and teaches her fancy fighting skills to prepare her for the day she will battle for the throne. Our warrior princess is aided in her quest by a band of eight dwarfs (Ray Winstone, Ian McShane,

Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Bob Hoskins amongst them) and her childhood love Prince William (Sam Claflin). It’s a weighty cast, a sizzling plot, and fantastic action scenes so perfect for summer blockbuster fare.




Act of Grace

Release date: May 21st, 2012

Release Date: May 21st, 2012

Director: Lawrence Silverstein Starring: Sean Faris, Danny Dyer & Amanda Fuller

Director: Noreen Kershaw Starring: Benjamin Adams, Chike Chan & Michael Dixon

Ryan (Sean Faris – Never Back Down) is a freerunner who will do whatever it takes to break free from vicious mobster Reese (Tamer Hassan – The Business), who controls a band of street racers. They run for the rush and for the money, but now they're running for their lives in the ultimate death race.

In a secret world, a family's code of honour is under threat and an ancient way of life is knocked off its axis by one boy's act of grace ...

With exploding collars locked around their necks, they have just one hour to make it across town. Who lives and who dies depends on Mr. Frank (Danny Dyer – Dead Man Running) and his shadowy betting

Raised on the tough Manchester estates, a young English boy, Dezzie, becomes loyal friends with a young Chinese boy, Yasin, protecting him from local gangs and bullies until Godfather Kai Chang arrives to take the teenager back to Hong Kong. organization. With the odds stacked against him Ryan must battle for his freedom without losing his head in the process.

Marx brothers 1935 “A Night at the Opera”, which has to be one of the best comedies ever made. While the Marx brothers made many movies, “A Night at the Opera” is their first one without Zeppo, and many Marx brothers fans claim that the films they made without Zeppo were not as good. Personally, I think “A Night at the Opera” was by far their best, sorry Zeppo, and though many people do not agree with my articles, the fact is that “A Night at the Opera” was the Marx brothers’ biggest grossing movie.

Ten years later, Yasin returns to Manchester and invites Dezzie to be a part of the 'family'. A Triad family with unbreakable laws, a code of honour and

he basic story is Otis P. TMarx)Driftwood (Groucho trying to get Mrs.

traditions dating back two thousand years. But as the friends journey progresses side by side, a firm wedge of hate and betrayal is soon to drive them apart ... and against each other

Claypool (Margaret Dumont) into high society – and romancing her to get her money. He figures opera is the best way and gets involved with Chico, Harpo and rising opera singers Rosa Castaldi (Kitty Carlisle) and Ricardo Baroni (Allan Jones).The scenes that I loved in this movie as a kid, I still love today, as if I was watching it for the very first time. o be honest, I am not a Thumour, great fan of slapstick but the Marx

brothers fast paced script is hilarious – they were so ahead of their time. llan Jones sings some A great memorable numbers. “Alone” became a massive hit after the film was released and I really enjoyed “Cosi Cosa” – it’s not really the song that much that I enjoyed, but how all the Italian immigrants are travelling to the US in full traditional costume. After Jones sings “Cosi Cosa”, Chico gets on the piano and gives one of the most memorable piano solos ever. Chico makes shooting the keys look easy, I get mesmerized by his fingers when he’s playing, his fingers look like rubber, it’s quite amazing. Of course, no Marx film would be complete without Harpo’s harp number, but before I get to that, Harpo was quite the pianist, I know he always plays the clown, but lots of time at concerts Harpo would stand in for Chico, and without the blond wig, you couldn’t really tell them apart. Now, back to the movie – there is a shot of Harpo just before he starts to play the harp, he has his arm around it and looks up, as if he is in a church, there is this look of worship and adoration on his face, you can tell just how much he loves the harp – every time I watch that scene it makes me want to learn how to play! nother brilliant scene is A when Harpo ends up running up the scenery during the opera, and if this scene was not amazing enough, Harpo did his own stunts and he was 47 when they made this film. All in all the Marx brothers were geniuses and “A Night at the Opera” is one of their best. This is a must have for any movie enthusiast!

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Although some things have been tedious lately your attention to detail and the finer things in life are starting to pay off, it has been the careful follow ups that have helped to secure some footing. Some of the dust is starting to settle and life may feel as if it is a little less rocky. There could be a feeling of certainty arising within key relationships and you may feel that you are committed now for the long haul. It has been a battle but one worth fighting for. There is the potential to achieve great progress this week or by the same token you may opt to take a break, whichever, is the most pressing. A new set of rules are waiting to be actioned by you as you take charge of your life and if you use this window to negotiate sensitive communications you can tailor the outcome to suit your needs. A problem could be solved that will open the financial flood gates at long last. Your patience is going to pay dividends this week as you stay rooted to your vision of your ultimate future. Even though life is far from perfect, this week gives you a break and the universe helps you in your personal pursuits, granting you some justice when it really counts. Headaches become a thing of the past as your mind strengthens and you become full of fierce focus and determination in a certain arduous process. You are full of feeling and no one can quite understand how you inwardly function as there are no words that can describe the way you feel about certain things. Others are just not wired in the same way. A more stable emotional base is on the cards as Saturn and Venus connect offering a more solid and earthy base for you to spring from. From this new found inner strength you can put bottom lines in place allowing you to feel more comfortable with your lot. The worst part of this week is having to be the one to deliver the news, on the other hand the reward comes with the respect you gain from walking the one road others fear to tread. Just remember that no matter what life throws at you, we are never given more than we can handle and your consistency and persistence is going to produce results in all the profitable areas. Networking with like minded individuals brings content and satisfaction. You are emerging from the dust like a warrior becoming full of power and energy after a long hard battle. There is hope again resurfacing as you move into a different gear, you are stepping up to the mark and your vision is widening. This week you deliver some communication to another that has been a long time coming but you do it with courage and care. This is no time to take a back seat but to shine brightly where others can see you.

At long last your time has come. Someone finally puts their money where their mouth is and helps you find a way of communicating the right message that will move mountains. All may not play out perfectly but the signs will be there and it will certainly come to fruition by the first week of June. Your faith in people is September 23rd - restored as someone steps in and helps out. Look out for financial bargains as you October 22nd have a keen eye at the moment.

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This week you get a load off your chest, freeing you from a mass of unwanted baggage. It is essential that you consider all parties’ feelings as well as your own in the confrontation, noting that a simple give and take keeps the peace all around. Your personal needs when looked after give you the power to be of service to others, but until then, you scrabble around in the dark searching for what you need. A weight lifts and you feel a sense of freedom. So much in life lately has kept you in the moment and this is a place in which you

SAGITTARIUS thrive, it is quite healthy for you in order to regain proper perspective. There will be no getting ahead of yourself now as you will be humbled and mindful and in ways methodical about your current reality and you will find as you carefully take care of business a multitude of rewards ensue. You connect effortlessly to like November 22nd minded others and they prove to be anchors of support during these st December 21 unpredictable times.

CAPRICORN It has been a long hard slog and even though you have been tired you have

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What goes up must come down, it is all about the law of cause and effect that suggests that what we put out there really does come back to us. You will reach dry shores this week and an old restlessness fades away leaving you feeling at ease, a feeling that perhaps you have forgotten you can experience. Keep going with that creative endeavour, it will pay dividends and allow you shine in more ways than one.

Recent months have all been about clearing the closets and sweeping away toxic connections with those who are not benefitting the process that your soul is undertaking. There has been some tough love necessary along the way and if you have not found the courage yet to deliver or express what you must, this week is your week. Say what you need to say and make no apologies for it, you need to be direct and deliberate in your communications, speak up Pisces.

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Health &beauty Nutrition needs change with age

News - Breakthroughs - Treatments - Trends

Only one in five eats five a day Just one in five Britons eats the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) has found. The Department of Health first launched its five-a-day campaign nine years ago but the WCRF’s survey of more than 2,000 UK adults showed people still find it too difficult to achieve that goal.

Here are some pointers, which apply to people in their 50s and over but should not be ignored by those in their 30s and 40s. lGet lutein for clarity. The world can get blurry for a lot of older people. The experts’ advice is to up lutein intake during middle age to save your eyes from age-related macular degeneration or cataracts. Studies have also shown that the nutrient, which is related to beta-carotene and vitamin A, may also help fend off cognitive decline. To do this, eat more green, leafy vegetables like spinach and

broccoli, fruits like grapes and oranges, and egg yolks. lFibre intake is vital for normal bowel function and may lower the risk of gastrointestinal inflammation. It can also lower cholesterol and blunt the rise in blood sugar that occurs after eating. Prunes are a good source of fibre but it’s also present in vegetables, fruits, nuts, and grains. lLimit saturated fat. Most of the fat in an older person's diet should be good fats, such as polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fat, which come from foods

like soybean and canola oil. These oils can also be a good source of vitamins E and K. Low-fat dairy products, for example, are rich in nutrients such as protein and calcium without adding unnecessary fat or calories found in fullfat dairy.

To mark its awareness day, "Fruity Friday", being held on May 18th as part of Cancer Prevention Week, the charity is urging people to eat "just one more portion" for a healthier diet, which would increase cancer protection.

lCut out unhealthy carbs by limiting foods high in sugar. As we grow older we need to keep a healthy weight, rest the pancreas (the insulin-pumping organ whose functioning goes awry in diabetes), and maximize the intake of healthy nutrients per calories consumed.

The YouGov survey for the WCRF found that, on average, 17% of lower income households (social groups C2, D and E) eat at least five portions per day, compared with 27% for those in higher income groups. Fruit and veg consumption levels were lowest in the north of

iPad linked to neck strain As more and more people get hooked on tablet computers like the iPad, researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health

studied 15 experienced tablet users in their natural viewing positions to see if using a tablet can cause head and neck strain.

They found that using a tablet on your lap for extended periods may raise the risk of neck and shoulder discomfort that could lead to musculoskeletal problems. They said placing a tablet on the lap created the greatest strain because it forces the user to look down at a steep angle, causing head and neck flexion – a particular hazard for users who are doing a lot of typing. One way to minimize the problem, they said, is to use a case that props up the screen to a better viewing angle when you don’t need to type. Even better would be to prop it up on a table. The

more elevated the tablet, the less you have to strain your neck to see the screen.

England, where 18% had five or more portions daily.

A Department of Health spokesman said it was aware that more had to be done to encourage people to eat their five a day and help prevent diseases like cancer: "That is why, through our Change4Life campaign, we invested around £10m last year on encouraging healthier lifestyles.”

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Britain’S got talEnt narroW Win for thE adoraBlE dog and hiS oWnEr

Every dog has its day … and last weekend belonged to Pudsey The phones must have been going mad over the weekend that saw the final of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent series. And the question in everybody’s minds must have been “How on earth can I choose between Pudsey and the favourites – singing duo Jonathan Antoine, 17, and Charlotte Jaconelle, 16. However, once the voting was over Pudsey was declared the victor and his 17-year-old owner Ashleigh Butler was beyond delighted with the result.

Their routine on Saturday night with a great “Mission Impossible” style show delighted the audience. Simon Cowell has fallen in love with the little dog who clearly is devoted to his owner and loves to learn new tricks and routines, and no doubt so will the Queen be when they appear on the Royal Variety Performance. With a standing ovation from both judges and audience Pudsey narrowly won the competition with the public phone-in vote. Ashleigh and Pudsey also win the top prize of £500,000. Ashleigh was

crying with joy when Ant and Dec broke the news of her win saying she was “so proud of Pudsey”. And Simon described them as one of his “favourite ever acts”. There should be huge advertising and publicity opportunities to follow. The show’s latest series has been described as the “most successful ever” having seen a whole range of great acts. Judge Amanda Holden said that the addition of Little Britain’s David Walliams had brought out “a whole new side of Simon Cowell”

What a fabulous pair

Pop-Opera singers – and favourites to win – Jonathan Antoine 17, and Charlotte Jaconelle 16 were runners up in this year’s Britain’s Got Talent. At their audition, Simon Cowell suggested that Jonathan “dump” Charlotte but he refused and at the semi-finals Cowell said “that was probably the best decision he’d ever made”. Their performance on Saturday night’s final was flawless. Gone was the Jimi Hendrix T-Shirt for Jonathan and casual trousers and jacket for Charlotte and, in their place, Jonathan was in full

black dinner suit and sparklingly white shirt with Charlotte in a beautiful long white gown. The pair who performed “The Prayer” are already set to be recording stars and looked every bit the international stars they are sure to become. Frock and tie aside though, their performance saw both audience and jusdges on their feet with a standing ovation and Simon Cowell punching the air at the end in sheer delight. In an earlier show, he had said “I think we’ve just found a new Pavarotti” and he’s not wrong.

Jonathan’s age of just 17 belies his fabulous voice, Charlotte complements him perfectly. Throughout their performances it was noted how Jonathan – who it has to be said is a large lad – looked to Charlotte for reassurance, and every time he got just that. What a fabulous pair these two are. We will be seeing a lot more of them we hope. They will encourage people who have, in the past, said they disliked opera – much as the three tenors brought the art to the masses not that many years ago.

that the public rarely see. Cowell said of the finals: “This is the greatest final we have done. I have absolutely loved it.” Holden added that she had enjoyed working with Alesha Dixon who Cowell had poached from her role as judge on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing. Alesha said that: “ Britain’s Got Talent is amazing. It’s end of the pier crazy and incredible,” adding that she would love to be included in next season’s show. “I’ve had the time of my life,” she said.

Ashleigh and the delightful Pudsey

e Voice plummets While Britain’s Got Talent enjoyed a ratings figure of 14.5 million viewers, The Voice’s ratings plummeted to a new low of an average throughout the show of just 5.9 million – a major drop from the 8.2 million the previous week. Having been rescheduled to an earlier slot of 6.10 pm, so it wouldn’t clash with the BGT final that started at 7.10pm, the show still failed to pull in the viewers. It will remain at the earlier time of 6.30pm next Saturday to avoid a clash with the BBC’s showing of the UEFA Champions League final and will remain at an earlier slot the following week so it doesn’t clash with the Eurovision song contest followed the next week with the live final. During this weekend’s show, one artiste on each of the two teams, Tom and, were saved by

public vote while the two mentors had to send two of their three remaining acts home. Frances Wood and Joelle Moses plus Adam Isaac and Matt & Sueleen were sent home by their mentors. Tom Jones chose to save Leanne Mitchel while his Ruth Brown was saved by the public vote. saved Tyler James and Jaz Ellington, who has been the bookies’ favourite to win since he first appeared, was saved by the public. Next week it’s the turn of the other two teams.

Shelby dies Race car driver and automobile manufacturer Carroll Shelby, who created the best known US sports cars of the 1960s – the AC Cobra and the Shelby Mustang – has died at age 89. One of the top race car drivers in the United States after World War II, Shelby turned to building cars starting in the 1960s, when he wedged a huge Ford V-8 engine into a lightweight British-made AC roadster to give birth to the AC Cobra. This combination of power and speed tore up the racetrack, enabling the Cobra to win in its category in the 24 Hours Le Mans race. Shelby was also the father of the special Ford Mustang series, the GT350 and the GT500, which were built at the end of the 1960s. Regularly updated, the Shelby Mustang GT500 is still the top of Ford's line of sports coupés in the United States.

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Wed, May 16th 10:45pm

Cast Away A manager for an American courier service has to fend for himself when a plane crash leaves him stranded alone on a desert island. Initially panic-stricken, he overcomes his terror to survive for four years on his own before building a raft and setting off on an epic journey back home. Adventure drama.


Sun, May 20th 10:00pm

Man on Wire Documentary film based on Philippe Petit's autobiographical book To Reach the Clouds: In August 1974, French wire-walker Philippe Petit spent nearly an hour walking, dancing, kneeling and lying on a wire which he and his friends had strung in secret between the rooftops of New York's Twin Towers.


Fri, May 18th 10:35pm

Raw Deal Mark Kaminsky is kicked out of the FBI for his rough treatment of a suspect. He winds up as the sheriff of a small town in North Carolina. FBI Chief Harry Shannon, whose son has been killed by a mobster named Patrovina, enlists Kaminsky in a with a promise of reinstatement into the FBI if Patrovina is taken down.


Sat, May 19th 9:45pm

Rush Hour 3 In this third installment of the popular action comedy franchise, LAPD Detective James Carter (Chris Tucker) and Chief Inspector Lee (Jackie Chan) book a flight for Europe and prepare to clean up the streets of Paris after discovering that Chinese triads have extended their criminal influence to the City of Lights.


Thur, May 17th 10:00pm

Snatch Guy Ritchie's sophomore follow-up to his 1998 sleeper hit Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Snatch revisits the previous film's territory of London's crime-ridden underbelly, and does so with the same brand of humour and stylish direction that made Ritchie's first effort a surprise success.


Con Air

Wed, May 16th 10:00pm

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New Series:

Uefa Champion’s League Final

DIY SOS: The Big Build

Sat, May 19th 7.00pm Nick Knowles helps adapt a house for Eric Rivers, who is terminally ill with motor neurone disease. He, his wife Davina and three daughters need their terraced property altered to meet his needs and provide them with additional room, so friends, neighbours and local tradespeople rally round to complete the construction work in just nine days

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6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 11:30am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Dick & Dom Go Wild 3:35pm Lockie Leonard

9:35am Bob the Builder 9:45am The Koala Brothers 9:55am Iconicles 10:20am Woolly & Tig 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Daily Politics 1:00pm See Hear 1:30pm Instant Restaurant 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Wanted Down Under 3:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Antiques Road Trip

4:00pm Copycats 4:30pm HH: Gory Games 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Planet Earth Live 8:00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build 9:00pm The Apprentice 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Lottery Draws 10:45pm Movie: Cast Away 1:00am Weatherview 1:05am See Hear 1:35am The 70s 2:35am Great Ormond Street 3:35am Chaplains:

7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Antiques Uncovered 9:00pm Felicity Kendal's Indian Shakespeare Quest 10:00pm The Apprentice: You're Fired 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Town Taking on China 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:20am Schools - Ask Lara

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News; Weather 11:00am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 11:30am 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 Dick & Dom Go Wild 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Copycats

4:30pm Young Dracula 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Planet Earth Live 9:00pm New Tricks 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Holiday Weatherview 12:25am The Truth About Tax - Panorama 12:55am Countryfile 1:55am Antiques Roadshow 2:55am Modern Spies 3:55am Sport Today

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 11:30am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Dick & Dom Go Wild 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Copycats 4:30pm Blue Peter

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Would I Lie to You? 9:00pm Have I Got News for You 9:30pm Not Going Out 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Graham Norton Show 11:20pm The National Lottery: 18 UK Millionaires 11:35pm Matt Lucas Awards 12:10am EastEnders 2:05am Weatherview 2:10am Silk 3:10am Question Time

9:35am Bob the Builder 9:45am The Koala Brothers 9:55am Iconicles 10:20am Woolly & Tig 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Nature's Top 40 1:30pm Instant Restaurant 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Wanted Down Under 3:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm London 2012: The Olympic Flame Handover 6:00pm Eggheads

6:30pm Antiques Road Trip 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Two Greedy Italians: 9:00pm The Great Euro Crash 10:00pm Grandma's House 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Town Taking on China 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

9:35am Bob the Builder 9:45am The Koala Brothers 9:55am Iconicles 10:20am Woolly & Tig 10:25am 64 Zoo Lane 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Hands on Nature 1:30pm Instant Restaurant 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Wanted Down Under 3:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Put Your Money

Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Antiques Road Trip 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Coast 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm Maestro at the Opera 10:00pm Episodes 10:30pm Newsnight 11:00pm The Review Show 11:45pm Weather 11:50pm Later with Jools Holland 12:55am Taken 2:20am BBC News 2:30am The Record Review 3:00am 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 Rosemary & Thyme 5:00pm The Chase

6:00pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm The Unforgettable Noele Gordon 8:00pm Lewis 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm My Dad Is a Woman 11:35pm Total Emergency 12:30am Jackpot247 2:30am All Creatures Great and Small 4:00am 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 Rosemary & Thyme 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm London Tonight 6:30pm ITV News 7:00pm Emmerdale

7:30pm The Great British Weather: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Long Lost Family 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News 10:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Dennis Waterman 11:35pm The Late Debate 12:05am Jackpot247 2:35am The Great British Weather: Tonight 3:00am ITV Nightscreen 4:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

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

6:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Poms in Paradise 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Lulu 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Movie: Raw Deal 12:30am The Store 2:35am Unleashed 4:15am ITV Nightscreen

7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Secret Millionaire Ireland 10:00am Location, Location, Location 11:00am The Restoration Man 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 1:05pm Channel 4 Racing 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News

7:55pm 8:00pm Secret Eaters 9:00pm 24 Hours in A&E 10:00pm The Killing 10:55pm 2 Broke Girls 11:30pm Desperate Housewives 12:30am Random Acts 12:35am Great Escape Festival 1:05am Spotlight 1:20am 4Play: Spector 1:30am 4Play: We Are Augustines 1:45am Mercury Prize Sessions: King Charles 2:00am Launched at Red Bull Studios 2:10am The Crush

7:05am Freshly Squeezed 7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am The Secret Millionaire 10:00am Location, Location, Location 11:00am The Restoration Man 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 1:05pm Channel 4 Racing 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News

7:55pm 8:00pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 9:00pm The Hoarder Next Door 10:00pm 24 Hours in A&E 11:05pm The Secret Millionaire 12:10am Random Acts 12:15am Sex, Lies and Rinsing Guys 1:10am Watching the Detectives: Dispatches 2:05am Extreme A&E 3:00am Unreported World 3:25am Hidden Talent 4:20am A Guide to Taking a Photo

7:05am Freshly Squeezed 7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am The Secret Millionaire 10:00am Location, Location, Location 11:00am The Restoration Man 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 1:05pm Channel 4 Racing 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks

7:00pm 4 News 7:30pm Unreported World 7:55pm 8:00pm Come Dine with Me 9:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 9:30pm Very Important People 10:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 11:10pm Stand Up for the Week 11:55pm Team America: World Police 1:40am Random Acts 1:45am My Name Is Earl 2:25am Dirty Sexy Money 3:10am Dirty Sexy Money 3:50am St Elsewhere

7:25am The Mr Men Show 7:40am Thomas & Friends 7:50am Make Way for Noddy 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:30am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 8:55am Bert and Ernie's Great Adventures 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Highland Emergency 12:45pm Mexican Food Made Simple 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm Law & Order 3:15pm Defending Our Kids: The Julie Posey Story 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm The Gadget Show: World Tour 8:00pm Emergency Bikers 9:00pm NCIS 10:00pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 10:55pm Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 11:55pm Poker: The Big Game 12:55am SuperCasino

7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Make Way for Noddy 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:25am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Olivia 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am LIVE with 12:10pm 5 News Lunchtime 12:15pm Highland Emergency 12:45pm Mexican Food Made Simple 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours

2:15pm Law & Order 3:15pm I Dream of Murder 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Cricket on 5 8:00pm World's Scariest Drivers 9:00pm The Restaurant Inspector 10:00pm Movie: Snatch 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am House Doctor 4:20am HouseBusters

7:10am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 7:20am The Mr Men Show 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Make Way for Noddy 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 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Highland Emergency 12:45pm Mexican Food Made Simple 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 3:15pm Jane Doe: Vanishing Act 5:00pm 5 News at 5 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News at 6.30 7:00pm Cricket on 5 8:00pm Dirty Great Machines 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 10:55pm Law & Order: Criminal Intent 11:55pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport Mundial

7:00pm Don't Tell the Bride USA 7:50pm Don't Tell The Bride: Greatest Moments 8:00pm Free Speech 9:00pm Don't Blame the Dog 10:00pm Movie: Con Air 11:50pm Family Guy 12:10am Family Guy 12:30am American Dad! 12:50am American Dad!

1:15am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 1:45am Don't Blame the Dog 2:45am The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story 3:40am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 4:10am Britain Unzipped

7:00pm The Apprentice 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride Brides' Revenge 9:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 9:30pm Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Britain Unzipped 11:30pm Family Guy 11:50pm Family Guy

12:15am Russell Howard's Good News 12:45am Angry Boys 1:15am Lee Nelson's Well Good Show 1:45am Britain Unzipped 2:40am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 3:10am Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum 4:10am Don't Blame the Dog

7:00pm Doctor Who 7:45pm Doctor Who 8:30pm Snog, Marry, Avoid? 9:00pm Lip Service 10:00pm EastEnders 10:30pm Family Guy Best Freakin' Episodes 12:30am Russell Howard's Good News Extra 1:15am Snog, Marry, Avoid? 1:45am Lee Nelson's Well

Good Show 2:15am Angry Boys 2:45am Lip Service 3:45am Russell Howard's Good News Extra 4:30am Britain Unzipped


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TV Listings n 25


The return of the documentary providing an insight into the work of emergency service bikers, including for the first time paramedics on patrol in Cornwall. In Birmingham, Mark Hayes makes a shocking discovery when called out to a vulnerable patient living in squalor. Martin Smith deals with teenage moped riders who are taking risks in North Yorkshire.

New Series:

New Series:

Emergency Bikers

Lewis Wed, May 16th 8.00pm

Wed, May 16th 8:00pm

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.





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6:00am Breakfast 9:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 10:30am The Diamond Jubilee: Armed Forces Tribute 12:40pm BBC News 12:50pm British Olympic Dreams 1:20pm Triathlon 2:50pm Gymnastics 4:20pm A Question of Sport 4:50pm Pointless Celebrities 5:40pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 6:00pm My Family 6:30pm The Voice UK 8:00pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 8:50pm Casualty

9:40pm Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow 10:10pm BBC News; Weather 10:30pm Kevin Bridges - The Story So Far 11:30pm The Football League Show 12:15am Kevin and Perry Go Large 1:30am Weatherview 1:35am On the Road With 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Our World

6:00am Breakfast 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Country Tracks 12:00pm Sunday Politics 1:00pm Bargain Hunt 1:30pm Penguin Island 2:00pm Tiger - Spy in the Jungle 3:00pm The Queen's Palaces 4:00pm Lifeline 4:10pm Points of View 4:25pm Songs of Praise 5:00pm Chelsea Flower Show 2012 6:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 6:25pm Countryfile

6:25am Timmy Time 6:35am Chuggington 6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Barney's Barrier Reef 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Alesha's Street Dance Stars 8:35am Prank Patrol Down Under 9:00am The Slammer 9:30am The Ministry of Curious Stuff 10:00am Animals at Work 10:35am Splatalot 10:55am Copycats 11:25am OOglies 11:40am Eliot Kid

11:55am MOTD Kickabout 12:15pm Great British Menu 12:45pm Macbeth 2:30pm Twelfth Night 4:40pm Flog It! 5:40pm Don't Panic! The Dad's Army Story 6:30pm Dad's Army 7:00pm You Have Been Watching - David Croft 8:00pm Cutty Sark: National Treasure Reopened 9:00pm Off by Heart: Shakespeare 10:20pm QI XL 11:05pm Hamlet 2 12:30am A Cock and Bull Story

6:10am Charlie and Lola 6:25am Timmy Time 6:35am Chuggington 6:45am Pinky Dinky Doo 7:00am Barney's Barrier Reef 7:30am Dennis and Gnasher 7:40am The Scooby-Doo Show 8:05am Scoop 8:30am Wingin' It 8:50am Shaun the Sheep 9:00am Friday Download 10:00am Athletics: Great Manchester Run 12:30pm Live MotoGP 2:00pm Boxing 3:30pm Athletics: Great Manchester City Games 5:00pm Put Your Money

7:25pm The Voice UK Results 8:00pm Planet Earth Live 9:00pm Death in Paradise 10:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You 11:10pm Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy 12:40am Weatherview 12:45am Ewan McGregor: Cold Chain Mission 1:45am Holby City 2:45am Witness to Auschwitz 3:15am Antiques Road Trip

Where Your Mouth Is 5:45pm Flog It! 6:10pm Deep Impact 8:00pm Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve 9:00pm Coast 10:00pm Movie: Man on Wire 11:30pm Episodes 12:00am Grandma's House 12:30am Sugar 2:15am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am Newsday 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Fake Britain 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Cash in the Attic 11:43am BBC News 11:45am Bargain Hunt 12:30pm Chelsea Flower Show 2012 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Dick & Dom Go Wild 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Copycats 4:30pm Help! My Supply

Teacher Is Magic 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Chelsea Flower Show 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Eurovision's Dirty Secret - Panorama 9:00pm Chatsworth 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm A Question of Sport 11:05pm Silk 12:05am Graham Norton 12:55am Weatherview 1:00am Rowing the Arctic 2:00am Antiques Road Trip 2:45am Great British Railway Journeys

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Fake Britain 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Cash in the Attic 11:43am BBC News 11:45am Bargain Hunt 12:30pm Chelsea Flower Show 2012 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Dick & Dom Go Wild 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Copycats 4:30pm Who Let the Dogs

Out? 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm Silk 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Matt Lucas Awards 11:10pm Ghost Town 12:50am Weatherview 12:55am The Apprentice 1:55am Horizon 2:55am Antiques Road Trip 3:40am Great British Railway Journeys

9:30am Bob the Builder 9:40am The Koala Brothers 9:50am Zingzillas 10:05am Iconicles 10:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Hands on Nature 1:30pm Instant Restaurant 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Heir Hunters 3:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm TOTP2 2012 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Chelsea Flower Show 9:00pm The Fish Market: Inside Billingsgate 10:00pm Sounds of the 70s 2 Rock 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Lost World of the Seventies 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

9:30am Bob the Builder 9:40am The Koala Brothers 9:50am Zingzillas 10:05am Iconicles 10:30am Driver Dan's Story Train 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Hands on Nature 1:30pm Instant Restaurant 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Heir Hunters 3:45pm Hairy Bikers' Best of British 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm TOTP2 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Chelsea Flower Show 9:00pm Great Ormond Street 10:00pm Later Live - with Jools Holland 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Great Euro Crash with Robert Peston 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am Asia Business Report 1:45am Sport Today 2:00am Newsday 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 8:25am Saturday Cookbook 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 The Planet's Funniest Animals 1:45pm ITV News and Weather 1:50pm Agatha Christie's Murder with Mirrors

3:40pm From Russia with Love 5:45pm London Tonight 6:00pm ITV News and Weather 6:15pm Keith Lemon's LemonAid 7:00pm Live UEFA Champions League Final 10:25pm ITV News and Weather 10:40pm UEFA Champions League Highlights 11:40pm Bonnie and Clyde 1:35am The Store 3:40am In Plain Sight 4:25am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Mini CITV 7:25am CITV 8:25am Dinner Date 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Ade in Britain 10:30am May the Best House Win 11:30am Long Lost Family 12:30pm ITV News and Weather 12:35pm Dickinson's Real Deal 1:35pm Murder, She Wrote 2:40pm Columbo: Now You See Him 4:30pm The Hungry Sailors 5:30pm You've Been Framed!

6:00pm Harry Hill's TV Burp 6:25pm London Tonight 6:40pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? Couples Special 8:00pm Vera 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:15pm 10,000 BC 12:05am The Store 2:10am River Monsters 3:00am Motorsport UK 3:50am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 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 Coronation Street 8:00pm The Dales 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm 56 Up 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Knocked Up 12:55am Jackpot 247 3:00am Champions League Weekly 3:25am ITV Nightscreen 4:35am The Jeremy Kyle Show

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

Weather 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Trash to Treasure 8:00pm Martin Clunes Horsepower 9:00pm Dirty Britain 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Celebrity Juice 11:20pm Nature's Fury: Fire Storm 12:15am Jackpot 247 3:00am Loose Women 3:50am ITV Nightscreen

6:15am The Hoobs 6:40am British F3 7:05am FIM Superbike World Championship 2012 7:30am The Grid 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am The TV Book Club 9:25am Shooting Cheryl 10:00am Made in Chelsea 11:05am The Big Bang Theory 11:35am The Big Bang Theory 12:10pm The Simpsons 12:45pm The Simpsons 1:20pm Road to London 2012: That Paralympic Show 1:55pm Channel 4 Racing 3:55pm Deal or No Deal

4:55pm Come Dine with Me: Costa del Sol Special 5:50pm Channel 4 News 6:00pm 6:05pm Titanic 9:45pm Movie: Rush Hour 3 11:30pm Rude Tube 12:35am Stand Up for the Week 1:20am Bad News Bears 3:05am Milton Jones's House of Rooms 3:30am Hallo Panda 4:00am St Elsewhere

6:15am The Hoobs 6:40am The Hoobs 7:05am Freesports on 4 7:30am Freesports on 4 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Sunday Brunch 12:15pm The Big Bang Theory 12:45pm The Big Bang Theory 1:15pm The Simpsons 1:45pm The Simpsons 2:20pm Bride and Prejudice 4:30pm Bandslam

6:30pm Channel 4 News 7:00pm 7:05pm Four Rooms 8:00pm Celebrity Deal or No Deal 9:00pm Channel 4's Comedy Gala 11:35pm The Inbetweeners 12:10am The Inbetweeners 12:40am Do Dooni Chaar 2:35am Hollyoaks 4:35am Deal or No Deal

7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss Australia 10:00am Location, Location, Location 11:00am Renovation Game 12:00pm Channel 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers: Top 10 Money-Saving Tips 1:05pm River Cottage Bites 1:10pm One Million Years BC 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks

7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm Channel 4 Presents 8:00pm Beating the Recession - Cash vs Cards: Dispatches 8:30pm Gok Cooks Chinese 9:00pm The Secret Millionaire 10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 11:05pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut 11:55pm 12:00am Random Acts 12:05am The Hoarder Next Door 1:05am Khayal Gatha 2:50am Faintheart 4:15am Welcome to Glaringly

7:35am According to Jim 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Undercover Boss Australia 10:00am Location, Location, Location 11:00am Renovation Game 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers: Waste Not Want Not 12:35pm River Cottage Bites 12:50pm How to Steal a Million 3:10pm Countdown 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm Channel 4 Presents 8:00pm Embarrassing Bodies: Live from the Clinic 9:00pm Hidden Talent 10:00pm My Big Fat Fetish 11:05pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:05am 12:10am Random Acts 12:15am Poker 1:20am KOTV Boxing Weekly 1:45am Sailing: America's Cup Uncovered 2:15am The Grid 2:40am British F3

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12:05am American Dad! 12:30am England's Worst Ever Football Team 2:00am Russell Howard's Good News 2:30am Britain Unzipped 3:25am The 16 Year Old Killer: Cyntoia's Story 4:25am Are My Fake Breasts Safe?

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“THE NEWS”WANTS TO HEAR YOUR VIEWS Send letters to the editor as part of an e-mail text to

Benjamin Theaker While reading your “virtual newspaper” on the Web, I noticed that G. Robinson states they had read “just two” of the columns by Amy Thomas, so I think it unfair to criticise her negative opinion. Granted, Ms Thomas makes no bones about airing her personal dislikes, but on the other hand she enthuses with gusto and humour about those she does like. The column always makes for entertaining reading and does not purport to be an official movie review. Frankly, I find it refreshing to read a column that refuses to gush over much of the overblown mind-numbing garbage that Hollywood throws at us and

Per R Dewer Like your correspondent Brian Dellar (Edn 173), I was trained by the RAF Technical College nearly 60 years ago; we were subjected to discipline far removed from that obtaining today. So I can well understand his frustration at the seeming lack of enforcement of the nonsmoking and other laws, (untaxed hence illegal Britregistered vehicles come to mind), especially here in Downtown Manilva. I don't think the Local Police

Tony Byford Like many charities, SOS dog refuge works in difficult circumstances and relies solely on voluntary help and donations from our

Stratford-upon-Avon, UK

often making a point of showing us some older and lesser known gems. G. Robinson questions where Ms Thomas’s “warmth of feeling” is, I would question where is G. Robinson’s sense of humour is – surely you must realize that much of her writing is with her tongue planted firmly in her cheek. It is, after all, a lighthearted piece of writing. Oh, one last comment – as for the Titanic romances, though I don’t dispute some dalliances may have been formed during those few short days at sea, they would certainly not have been between a first class and a steerage passenger.

And as for Potter fans, the Sir Frederick Ashton and the Royal Ballet´s interpretation of her tales on film is outstanding. Editor says: We have had many letters from readers praising Amy Thomas’ column since G Robinson’s comments last week so, not to worry, Amy will be with us for some time yet! Also, the columns we run are the opinions of the people who write them and readers are, of course, able to agree or disagree as they see fit. Keep those letters coming in!

Manilva deserve much blame however, for although they are well intentioned, they are 'thin on the ground' and are mostly from families of what was a generation ago an impoverished fishing community which the property barons and greedy tourism have turned into something close to a concrete jungle. Their salaries and benefits are provided in turn by a cash-strapped Ayuntamiento, itself a victim of the property barons.

Parts of this jungle are rented out to countless unregistered people {non-'empadronado'); if they were, perhaps we would see Manilva with enough legal residents to warrant a Policia Nacionale establishment and more Guardia Civil, in line with our grown-up neighbour Estepona, where the laws are obeyed. Until that frubjious day arrives I suggest your correspondent is 'Farting into a Windmill'!

SOS co-founder. By email supporters. Readers of The News will recall that we are currently searching for a new refuge, and relying very heavily on foster homes plus other help – you all know who you are and thank you! So it was very worrying to hear last week that SOS has closed down and put to sleep all the dogs in its care. This is a malicious lie, and we do have some idea who might be spreading it. In recent weeks we stepped in after a Labrador and her seven pups were abandoned, when 5 puppies were found in a ditch, when two puppies were found cowering at the side of the road, next to the dead body of their sibling, and when two puppies were thrust into my hands at the La Trocha Sunday market, with the threat that if I did not take them the man holding them would take them to the nearest field and dump them. All these animals are now

being cared for. So this is a message to News readers – rest assured that we have not closed down, and we would never put to sleep a healthy animal. Do please visit our stall at the Sunday market if you would like to hear more about the dogs in our care. We believe that the person(s) behind this rumour are also behind the cruel assertions that Kim, who also has a stall at the Sunday market and is well known to many, has been sending dogs to Switzerland for vivisection – untrue and a slur on her and the Swiss charity dedicated to finding new homes for Spanish dogs. May I also extend a big thankyou to your readers for responding to our appeal for bric-a-brac, clothes and household goods. It’s ongoing, and we will happily come to you to collect any unwanted items! Just give us a call on 952 960 202 or 665 682 919.

Stargazing By Ken Campbell

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Annular Eclipse of e Sun Next Sunday and Monday there will be an annular eclipse of the Sun. But what is an annular eclipse and why does it take place on two days?


n eclipse of the Sun occurs when the Sun, Earth and Moon line up exactly and the Moon passes in front of the sun blocking out its light for a few minutes. By sheer coincidence, The Sun is 400 times bigger than the Moon but it is 400 times further away and so they appear almost exactly the same size in the sky, so during a regular eclipse, the Moon just fits nicely over the Sun’s disc covering it completely.


ut two weeks ago I told you about the super-sized full Moon, when the Moon was at its absolute closest point to the Earth making it appear about 1/3rd bigger than normal. Now that the Moon has completed half an orbit around the Earth it will be at its most distant point from the Earth when it eclipses the Sun and so it will appear about 1/3rd smaller than normal. This reduction in the Moon’s apparent size will make it too small to cover the whole of the Sun’s disc so during an annular eclipse a ring –or annulus – of sunlight will appear all around the Moon. An annular eclipse is essentially a partial eclipse in the sense that the Moon never blots out the sun completely.


nfortunately the eclipse will occur mostly over the Pacific Ocean on the other side of the world to us and so won’t be visible from Europe. The first point of contact will begin in southern China, then head east over Japan crossing the Pacific Ocean until it reaches the west coast of the United States of America crossing the International Date Line on route. So for people watching it in Japan it will occur on 20th May while for people in the USA it will occur on 21st May.


e tend to think of eclipses as being a very rare event but they occur much more frequently than you would think, there will be a total eclipse of the Sun occurring on November 13th this year but again it is on the wrong side of the Earth to us and will favour Australia this time. The next time that Europe will see anything of an eclipse will be in 2015


when a partial eclipse will be visible. The problem with eclipses is that the path of totality i.e. the path on the Earth where the Moon will cover the whole disc of the Sun is very narrow indeed, sometimes only a few dozen miles wide and so anyone standing outside of the path will only see a partial eclipse. A total eclipse of the Sun will pass directly over southern Spain on August 2nd 2027.


here can also be a hybrid eclipse which means that parts of the Earth will see an annular eclipse and other places on the path will witness a total eclipse. Because the Earth is round then if the eclipse is seen when the Sun is either just rising or setting then the Moon is further away from the observer than when it is directly overhead making it appear too small to cover the whole of the Sun.


n 1970 I was 11 years old and went to a lecture given by Sir Patrick Moore; he told me that the next eclipse visible in England would be on August 11th 1999. That was 29 years away! During that time I sat my ‘O’ levels, left school, completed an electrical apprenticeship, got married, had two children and watched them growing. And all this time I had remembered what Patrick Moore had said. When the date for the eclipse came closer my wife booked a trip for us to Reims near Paris to watch it. And I can understand why ancient humans would be terrified when they occur; a total eclipse of the Sun is the most awesome natural sight that you can imagine!


appy Star Gazing!

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Tanker drivers vote to end dispute by just 1% The threat of a damaging fuel tanker strike has been averted after drivers voted by the narrowest of margins to accept a peace deal. Six weeks after the government was shaken by panic buying of petrol across the country, hauliers voted by just 51 per cent in favour of ending the dispute. In four out of the seven firms involved, tanker drivers rejected the offer on safety standards and training – but overall the deal will go through.

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The start went as most expected, Maldonado got a good start, but Alonso's was better – the skill of a seasoned double world champion at the top of his game. Maldonado tried squeezing him as tight as he dared, Alonso’s right wheels were actually on the grass, but the Spaniard didn't flinch. As they swept through the first corner, Alonso inched ahead and finally took track position. The deed was done, and the race was won. Except, Alonso wasn’t pulling away, and Maldonado wasn't panicking, and instead was perfectly happy staying with the Ferrari and maintaining a smooth clean line. While it didn't exactly look like he was in any position to go for the lead, he looked a certainty for second. Sir Frank must have thought that even this scenario was almost beyond his wildest dreams. Faced with this scenario Williams immediately changed its pit stop strategy in anticipation of Alonso’s, and that enabled Maldonado to regain the lead after 27 laps. He then held on to the lead through the following pit stops. But by Lap 50 of the 66-lap race, Alonso trailed him by just 0.8 seconds. Then suddenly, Alonso had a problem he

could not identify that cost him grip on his Ferrari. While Hamilton showed off all his

pushed so hard, and I knew this was going to be a tough race, but to have my first podium and my first win – you can just imagine the emotions," said Maldonado. The celebrations at the Circuit de Catalunya were short-lived, however, with the team's garage gutted by fire after the race and Venezuelan Maldonado carrying his 12-yearold cousin to safety in a smoke-filled pitlane.

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carving his way through the field from last place on the grid to eighth, the battle at the front was on a knife-edge right to the very end. With 10 laps to go there was less than a second between Maldonado and Alonso while Raikkonen was taking huge chunks out of their lead lap by lap, but Finland's 2007 champion Raikkonen had to settle for a disappointing third, taking the chequered flag 3.8 seconds behind Maldonado after just running out of laps in a spirited chase for a possible victory. "After last year, we have worked and worked, and



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them out of the race. The race stewards decided Schumacher had caused a collision that took Senna out of the race. Schumacher had initially claimed that the incident was the Brazilian's fault for moving in the braking zone. The incident and penalty will pile more pressure on Schumacher, who in the third year of his comeback to the sport has had the worst start to a season in his career.

Team founder and principal Frank Williams, in a wheelchair, was pushed hurriedly from the garage to safety as thick, acrid smoke billowed over the paddock. Nine people from three teams who had battled the flames were taken to the circuit medical centre, mostly suffering from smoke inhalation Michael Schumacher has been hit with a five-place grid penalty for the next race in Monaco after ramming into the back of Maldonado’s team mate Bruno Senna. The seven-time champion’s lack of care taking both of

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Pastor Maldonado started from pole position, after the stunningly harsh overnight decision by the stewards to strip McLaren's Lewis Hamilton of his qualifying times for a technical infringement after his car ran too low on fuel after its final flying lap, and sending him to the very back of the grid. But even starting at the front seemed no assurance of race success for the Williams team, especially not when Maldonado found himself facing off against the formidable Fernando Alonso in the Ferrari in the run down to the first corner once the lights went out.

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speed of around 150mph. It is built on a Ford C100 race car chassis and was originally powered by a mid-mounted FordCosworth 650bhp ‘HB’ F1 engine. A People’s Choice trophy was awarded to Mark Hudd from Devises for his pristine 1995 Escort Cosworth. Runners up were Paul Love from Bath with his Sierra Cosworth 4×4 and Jim Watson from Eastleigh with a 1959 Popular 100E. The prizes were presented by the National Motor Museum’s Manager and Chief Engineer, Doug Hill. The Managing Director of Beaulieu-based Vintage Tyres, Chris Marchant, presented a trophy for the best Cortina, in celebration of the 50th anniversary this year of both Vintage Tyres and the Cortina. The winner was Mark Taylor from Clevedon, owner of a Mk III Cortina Savage.


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International Rugby Fiesta Axarquia Rugby Club Colts U17 team welcomed the famed Welsh rugby club, Cwmbran, at the Fernando Hierro stadium in VelezMalaga on Saturday 12th May 2012. This was truly an international event with young players from Wales, Spain, Italy, Argentina and the UK supplemented by a 100-strong crowd including 10 American tourists keen to learn more about the great sport of rugby. The Americans were amazed at the ferocity and speed of the game (and the lack of body armour and helmets worn by the kids!), but were even more amazed at the camaraderie at the end of the game when both sets of players hugged and shook each other’s hands – all friends after the battle. This was an exhibition of the true spirit of rugby. Cwmbran, a club steeped in 130 years of history, showed why they have just won their championship league in Wales, with some technically superb rugby, a well drilled back line and they ran in numerous tries during the first half. The Axarquia boys never gave up and as the heat took its toll on the Welsh in the second

half, the brave “Wild Boar” boys from Axarquia started to gain strength, running in a great try and nearly scoring a second, much to the enjoyment and appreciation of the crowd. While Axarquia lost 57-5 at the final whistle, the president of Cwmbran, Robbie Evans, praised all the players after the match. He stated, “Cwmbran were founded 130 years ago and all of our boys have been playing since the age of five or six years of age. For Axarquia Rugby Club, which was only formed six or seven years ago, and with players who have only started playing this year (and one player, Kieran Jones, who has played his first ever game today!), this was an amazing performance. They gave our lads a good fight

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On Friday the 4th May The Calahonda District Darts League held their annual presentation night at Henry’s Bar in Torrenueva. The league combines 16 teams into two divisions of over 200 players in all competitions, leagues and cups. In past seasons, honours have been dominated by the Tony’s Bar team from La Cala and in particular the Ray’s Bar team of Doña Lola, but this year there has been a greater spread of winners meaning success for everybody which shows the rise and change in standards. Division 2 runners up were Oscar’s Stars of Doña Lola and the champions were Tony’s Tornados of La Cala. Division 1 runners up were Henry’s Jagerbombs

and making it three years as champions the Ray’s Rascals team captained by Richard Walker. The Kate Clark gold cup was won by Bunker’s Rangers, who have had a great season. The silver cup was won by Dempsey’s Dynamos who have also had an excellent season winning the Memorial silver cup as well. The Memorial gold cup was won in great style by the team of Henry’s Jagerbombs. Women’s player of the season is singles gold champion and silver cup doubles winner Nina Hilton of Zoco Zulus from Our bar. Deano Moseley of Tony’s Tornados was men’s player of the year as singles gold cup champion. There are

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Only time will tell whether Manchester City’s 3-2 victory on Sunday against relegation strugglers Queens Park Rangers, eking out the narrowest of triumphs in a season-long contest with Manchester United for the Nº1 spot in The Premiership marked the start of a new era – or a temporary blip – in the dominance that Sir Alex Ferguson, has achieved by winning 12 titles in the 20 seasons since the Premier League was founded. Despite the advantage of an extra man after Queens Park Rangers’ often-

pugnacious captain, Joey Barton, was sent off for striking Tevez early in the second half, City were trailing, 2-1, at the end of 90 minutes. Needing a win to finish ahead of Manchester United in the league standings, City scored twice in 125


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seconds during injury time, securing the most unlikely of victories. Mancini stunned, described it as “crazy” and said he felt about 90 years old.

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minutes to play, allowing Manchester United’s players, along with Ferguson, to believe, just for a fleeting moment, that they had won the top division of English soccer for the 20th time since the forerunner of the Premier League was established in 1892. (Left) Barton and Tevez square up after Tevez had gone down, Barton then dead-legged Aguero and went to headbutt another City player before being dragged away. As Mancini said crazy!!

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Man City forced to apologise to Fergie Manchester City have apologised after striker Carlos Tevez was pictured with a sign saying "RIP Fergie" during his side's Premier League title parade. The former Manchester United forward poked fun at former boss Sir Alex Ferguson, as City paraded their trophy on an open-top bus through Manchester.The sign was thought to refer to a 2009 response by Ferguson, when asked if United would ever be City's underdogs.Ferguson said at the time: "Not in my lifetime".

A La Champions! Malaga 1 - 0 Sporting Gijon Malaga started the day knowing that a win would make history and send Malaga into the Champions

Matt Kuchar wins e Players Championship American Matt Kuchar held his nerve on a tense final day to win the Players Championship at Sawgrass by two shots. The 33-yearold, who started the round one shot behind leader Kevin Na, dropped a shot at the opening hole but hit four birdies for a 13-under total. Kuchar's previous best finish this season was joint third at the Masters in Augusta Scotland's Martin Laird and American trio Zach Johnson, Ben Curtis and Rickie Fowler were joint second. Na, who is looking for his second PGA Tour title,

was given a slow play warning by tournament referees on day three, over the length of time he was taking before shots with a ritual which included a remarkable number of practice swings before striking the ball.

myself to pull the trigger. All I can do is my best. After backing off once I almost feel like I'm cornered. It's a tough situation but I'm working on it and it's getting better. Hopefully it will go away by the end of the year."

At last year's Texas Open Na took 16 at one hole. Despite the problems, his golf was often stunning but he admitted afterwards he was struggling with his balance over shots.

Luke Donald, needing a top-four finish to take over from Rory McIlroy as world number one, finished sixth. Donald had started the final round back in 27th, eight shots behind Na, but battled hard with a round of 66 for a nine-under total. He also equalled the record for golf's richest event, with a back-nine 30 containing six birdies.

"There's a lot going on and I know the whole world's watching," he said. "It's really frustrating for me and I'm screaming at

Bilbao fans fly to wrong country Some 400 Athletic Bilbao fans missed out on seeing their team in last week's Europa League final after accidentally flying to the wrong country. The fans of the Basque team had clubbed together to charter a jet specially for the match to ensure that

they could not be undone by airline schedules, industrial action or any other unforeseen cancellation. There was only one tiny flaw in their plan: instead of chartered a flight to the Romanian capital of Bucharest, they chartered

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chances to settle the game. Isco received a 2nd yellow late on but Malaga held on easily to ensure top level

Malaga fans partied well into the early hours

League qualification for the first time. The atmosphere was fantastic and it was Malaga who started in dominating fashion, dictating play and creating chances at will. Eliseu was the first to test Pablo in the Sporting goal and minutes after a Rondon header came back off the upright. Isco and Cazorla were denied by Pablo again and Demichelis headed over from the back post as Malaga pressed for the opening. After half time the one way traffic continued and once again Pablo in the Sporting goal was a thorn in Malaga's side saving from Joaquin and Camacho. On 49 minutes Malaga made the deserved breakthrough, Rondon 'Malaga's leading goalscorer again' headed home to send the Roselada into raptures. And it was Rondon again who missed


football at Malaga next season. Rondon was replaced by Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who could have scored on his final professional game. The 35-year-old, has decided to end his career and made his announcement in a press conference on Monday. Van Nistelrooy said: "Yesterday was my final game as a professional footballer. I would like to thank Malaga, the technical and medical staff for an unforgettable year.” What a rollercoaster season it has been for Malaga but at the end of it all the table does not lie – Champions League qualification. Next game the 21st/22nd August 1st leg, 4th round Champions League qualification stage. Bring it on! Report by: Scott Forbes

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British double at World Triathlon Series Jonny Brownlee completed a British double by winning the San Diego World Triathlon Series. He followed up Helen Jenkins's triumph on Friday with his first Olympic distance victory in the world series. The 22year-old beat Switzerland's Sven Riederer by five seconds, with South African Richard Murray third. "I didn't know what to expect. Seven months is a long time out," said Brownlee, who had already qualified for London 2012. "I was in a bit of shock at the race briefing, thinking 'wow, it's been a long, long time since I've been in one of these'.”


Van Persie off to Man City in Mega Deal Robin van Persie is set to join Manchester City this summer in a deal that will make him one of the bestpaid players in the world, according to Tuesday's papers. The Daily Mirror and The Sun both report that City will offer the Dutchman £250,000-aweek to move to the champions, trebling his wages and putting him in the same earnings bracket as Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.Arsenal's objections to selling the player will apparently be answered by a £25 million transfer fee - an astonishing amount considering that he has just one year left on his contract. the Mirror claims Van Persie will tell Gunners chiefs on Wednesday that he is off to City.


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Holders Wigan to meet leeds in semi-final "The Wigan Warriors will meet Leeds Rhinos in the semi-final of the Challenge Cup – a repeat of last year's final. Wigan beat rivals St Helens on Saturday to progress, while Rhinos overcame Leigh on Friday night. Warrington, who ended Catalan Dragons' 100% home record on Sunday, will play Huddersfield, who scored nine tries in a crushing win against London Broncos. Fixtures are scheduled for the weekend of 14th-15th July 2012.

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