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02 n General News Why not visit the Glass Museum in Malaga? A treasure trove of fine arts in a beautifully restored building. Open for guided visits from 11am until 7pm. Calle Gaona 20, tel: 952 221 949. www.museovidrioycristalmalaga. com


Not normally me I was on the radio last Friday! I have to say that I was a bit daunted by the idea. I co-own a newspaper and I’ve worked for the BBC but always just writing or being in the background. I was never in school plays but was quite happy to help out with scenery or make-up behind the scenes so, being on the radio was a bit uncomfortably in-yourface for me. However, the presenter Nicole King made everyone feel at ease and the hour went very quickly. I am now available for radio, ladies lunches, etc., etc.,... no really, just




The P.A.D. sponsored dog walk in Fuengirola had to be abandoned last week following the torrential rain. They are hoping the weather will be kinder on its new date. Please reconfirm with Lisa that you will be coming. Sunday, December 2nd at Castle Solhail in Fuengirola. Tel: 658 351 642 (Lisa) and see page 17 for further info.

The latest temporary exhibition at the Carmen Thyssen Museum in Malaga. Paintings by Anglada-Camarasa are now on show until March 2013. Museo Carmen Thyssen, open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am until 8pm.

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Wettest November in years kidding! We live in the campo and the rains at the weekend managed to virtually destroy our camino. Luckily my car has the sort of suspension that goes up and down so on high level with a maximum of 10mph I could still get out and about although I did get the water over my wellieshoes when the road in Alhaurin el Grande turned into a river on my way to my genealogy class – I was walking in puddles – yeuk!! Talking of which .... someone said to me last week that my mention of the class was an advert for someone. It wasn’t. It was a six-week course that was part of the u3A Inland group and Russell did the classes voluntarily. unfortunately, it’s now finished but was absolutely fascinating and I’ve learnt how to find out loads of stuff without costing me a fortune. I’ve also found evidence of my never-met half-brothers. Now I just have to find them!

In just three weeks, more than 200 litres per square metre had fallen in 12 hours at the airport, the reference point for measuring rainfall. However, that is still short of the record 497 litres that fell in November 1989, causing the worst floods the city has ever known. Last Saturday’s downpour – when 112 litres per square metre fell in just three and a half hours – highlighted the city’s deficient drainage system as well as the fact that the city’s normally dry stream beds were too clogged up with vegetation and rubbish to be able to cope with the water unleashed by the heavens. The Malaga Meteorological Centre’s chief weatherman, Fausto Polvorinos, said Saturday’s downpour was caused by winds from both East and West meeting over the city, causing the storm that produced 400 flashes of lightning between 7 am and 1 pm. On Monday, City Mayor Francisco de la Torre announced a plan to build a


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dam on the Guadalmedina river in El Limonar to capture the water from the streams and stop them flooding the rest of the city. He also said the city will take advantage of the Madrid government’s offer of subsidies to help clear up the damage left by the rains. The city council has already received more than 3,000 claims for compensation, which does not include damage to vehicles (some of which are pictured right) which has yet to be estimated.

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Majority may elude Mas on Sunday According to the results of a Metroscopia survey carried out for the El Pais daily, AÍS, Catalan premier Artur Mas and his centreright nationalist CiU coalition will fall short of the 68 seats needed for an absolute majority in regional elections to be held on Sunday. According to the poll, CiU will get slightly fewer votes than it did in 2010 at 37.3 per cent, which would give it 62 seats, the same number it currently possesses. During his campaign, Mas has stated that the referendum he wants on independence will take place only if he enjoys “an exceptional majority,” at the ballot box. The Catalan

Socialist Party (PSC) is expected to suffer as badly as its sister parties did in recent elections in Galicia and the Basque Country, according to the poll – to become the third regional force, behind the Partido Popular, and could even be beaten into fourth place by the Catalan Republican Left (ERC). Meanwhile Catalan opposition leaders have asked Artur Mas to publicly deny allegations reportedly contained in a police report that he holds a secret bank account in Switzerland. The report, which was first run on Saturday by El Mundo, claims that the money in the accounts comes from a threeper cent “fee” Mas and the family of former Catalan premier,

Jordi Pujol, who governed from 1980-2003, charged businessmen who wanted to win public contracts. Socialist candidate Pere Navarro said: “While some are clamouring for an independent Catalonia, others are demanding a clean and decent Catalonia.” PP secretary general María Dolores de Cospedal, who is also

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ETA suspect arrested in Liverpool Police on Merseyside have arrested Raul Angel Fuentes Villota, a suspected member of the Basque terrorist group ETA, who had been on the run for 17 years. The Interior Ministry said in a statement that Villota, aged 56 originally from Bilbao, had been living with false documents in the UK and had been "waiting for instructions" from ETA. It said Villota was recruited in 1990 by a part of ETA known as the Matalaz Command and had been arrested in June

1991, along with other members of the group, following a shoot-out. They were accused of attempting to place a bomb on a police officer's car in the province of Vizcaya in the Basque Country. Villota was in custody for four years, and released in June 1995. An arrest warrant was issued by the central criminal court three months later, after he failed to make a scheduled court appearance. Villota was arrested on Friday morning in Liverpool, under a European arrest warrant. A

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failed to adhere to the conditions of his release, and subsequently a European arrest warrant was issued for his arrest and return to prison.” Merseyside Police is liaising with the Spanish Embassy in London in relation to his extradition.

Spain to lose a tenth of population If current demographic trends are maintained, Spain will lose a tenth of its current population in 40 years’ time, the National Statistics Institute (INE) said on Monday. The downward trend is expected to begin this year, and the drop will be the first since at least 1971. The INE said the birth rate will fall progressively until the population stands at 45 million in 2022 from 46 million at present and 41.5 million in 2052. The drop is the result of a reduction in the number of women of child-bearing age and the female birth-

rate crisis in the 1980s and the start of the 1990s, when fewer girls than boys were born. The INE said life expectancy will continue to rise and will reach an average of 86.9 years for men in 2051 and 90.7 years for women. The INE’s census also shows a negative migratory balance in Spain this year, with 376,696 immigrants arriving, compared with 558,175 people moving abroad as a result of the ongoing economic crisis. An estimated 5.2 million residents could leave over the next 10 years with an

expected influx of 3.9 million during the same period, mostly from the European Union, South America and Africa. The only areas expected to experience population growth are Murcia, Andalusia, and the Balearic and Canary Islands along

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Russian-run prostitution organisation busted Thirty people, most of them russian nationals, were arrested across the country over the weekend on charges that they had sexually exploited some 8,000 women since 2004, forcing them to work in brothels in major cities, the police announced last Saturday. The leader of the alleged ring, igor C., 40, is said to have been responsible for more than 70 per cent of cases involving the sexual exploitation of russian women. Known by his aliases “mark Knopfler,”“The manyfaced one” or just “The man,” igor C. reportedly provided women to brothels in almería, Barcelona, madrid, Granada, Córdoba, Tarragona, Huesca and the Balearic islands, police said. He has also been charged with document forgery and employment crimes.

Historian Paul Preston was interviewed recently by the Spanish daily El Pais about the updating of the Spanish edition of his biography “Juan Carlos: A People’s King”. He said that the book– published 10 years ago – is still fairly fresh, though the speed of current events in Spain had forced him to include the recent deterioration of Juan Carlos' public image since the elephant hunting episode in Botswana at the beginning of the year forced him to make his first public apology. The involvement of his son-in-law in a multimillion-euro corruption case also plays a part in the increasing questioning of the role of the monarchy. Preston admits that he is not a monarchist but feels the “constitutional monarchy has an essential role to play in Spanish democracy”, to neutralise the current political tensions and hatred between the Right and the Left. Preston said he

turned down a chance to interview the king when he was writing the biography in order to preserve his independence as an author. But as he researched the king’s boyhood and youth he realised how many difficulties the king had had to face. “They (Franco and the king’s father) used him as a pawn in a chess game to restore the monarchy. And he had a really hard time of it.” Despite that, or because of it, King Juan Carlos “played a really heroic role during the transition to democracy”. However, he added that from the early 1980s on, the King no longer had those kinds of emergencies – “He is no longer democracy's troubleshooter, but he continues to work hard,

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especially as a Spanish ambassador”. Comparing the British and Spanish monarchies, Preston remembered saying in a column he used to write for the conservative Spanish daily Abc that “Juan Carlos's monarchy was like a BMW motorbike while Queen Elizabeth's was like an 18th-century golden carriage”. He said the Spanish monarchy was an example of modernity, austerity and popularity – the exact opposite of what people thought of the British monarchy – “but now, Queen Elizabeth II is more

popular than ever”. He said “the danger for the Spanish monarchy was not so much republican pressure but rather the mistakes made by royal family members”. He wnet on to say that as a hispanophile, he found some regions of Spain more interesting than others, especially Catalonia, “although I am also a fan of Andalusia”. He added that talk about Catalan independence sounded like madness to him. The treatment meted out by Madrid to Catalonia obviously bothered the Catalans a lot but he felt “independence is not the answer".


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As we went to press last night (Tuesday) Sky News was reporting that a truce would be announced and come into effect at 10 pm UK time. Israeli officials had said earlier on Tuesday that plans for a ground operation in Gaza had been put “on hold” to give talks to secure a truce with Hamas militants a chance. Israel had set a Thursday deadline for the Egyptbrokered talks to succeed. Israeli troops have been massed along the border since the conflict began last Wednesday, raising fears of a ground offensive similar to that of 2008-09. UN Secretary General Ban Ki-

moon met Arab League Chief Nabil al-Arabi in Cairo on Tuesday and travelled on to Israel later that day. Egypt has been trying to broker a ceasefire with the help of Qatar and Turkey. The content of the Egyptian ceasefire plan is not known, but both Israel and Hamas have presented conditions. Israel's demands include no hostile fire of any kind from Gaza and international efforts to prevent Hamas

from rearming, while Hamas is demanding an end to the blockade on Gaza and "Israel's assassinations". On Monday, US President Obama spoke to his Egyptian counterpart Mohammed Mursi and Mr Netanyahu, discussing ways to de-escalate the situation, the White House said, announcing that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would go to Israel for crisis talks. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is

debating a statement calling on both parties to stop attacks and address humanitarian needs in Gaza. Hamas seized control of Gaza in 2007, a year after winning a decisive victory in general elections. Israel withdrew from the strip in 2005 but maintains a blockade around it. Israel, as well as the United States and the European Union, regards Hamas as a terrorist organisation.

Six arrests in Berlusconi accountant 'kidnapping' Police have arrested six people accused of kidnapping the accountant of ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi and attempting to extort money. Giuseppe Spinelli and his wife were held hostage for 11 hours at their home last week. Police told a news conference on Monday that the armed intruders had asked for €35 million in exchange for documents they said could help Mr Berlusconi in a legal case. Mr Spinelli was forced to call Mr Berlusconi, who then called his lawyer. The

intruders left after speaking to the lawyer. Police said they had arrested three Italians and three Albanians on suspicion of kidnapping and extortion. Three had forced their way into Mr Spinelli's apartment and the other three were accomplices, they added. The authorities were not informed about the kidnapping until more than 24 hours later, although police did not explain why. The Italian media have said many questions surrounding the episode remained

unanswered. Mr Berlusconi has faced a number of legal cases over the years, mostly involving his business

activities. Last month he was convicted of tax fraud, although his lawyers say he will appeal.

Refugee children 'face winter risks' international charity Save the Children has warned 200,000 Syrian refugee children are at serious risk from freezing temperatures, as winter sets in the middle East. many families have fled across the borders to Turkey, Jordan and lebanon but more than two million are displaced inside Syria, as fighting between government forces and rebels continues. Save the Children said many are living without proper shelter and clothing and may not survive the harsh conditions. The charity is launching an appeal for funds, saying the more vulnerable – the very young, the elderly and the sick – are most at risk if help does not reach them in time. Colombia

Guerrillas declare unilateral truce FaRC rebels have declared a unilateral two-month ceasefire as peace talks started with government negotiators in Havana, Cuba, the venue of the landmark talks, aimed at ending five decades of conflict in which some 600,000 people have died. The negotiations are expected to focus initially on the issue of land reform in Colombia, a major reason for the uprising that brought about the establishment of the FaRC (Revolutionary armed Forces of Colombia) in the early 1960s. Four other points will be discussed: the end of armed conflict; guarantees for the exercise of political opposition and citizen participation; drug trafficking; and the rights of the victims of the conflict. The FaRC, who numbered 16,000 in 2001, are now thought to have some 8,000 fighters. iTaly


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Pakistan blasphemy case dropped A court in Pakistan has dropped a controversial blasphemy case against a 14-year-old Christian girl accused by her neighbour of burning pages from the Koran. Rimsha was arrested following accusations by a Muslim cleric now facing a case for allegedly planting evidence. She was held in a maximum security jail in July but was released on bail – an extremely rare

move in blasphemy cases – following an international outcry over the case. Her family received death threats and went into hiding. There has been no word yet from Rimsha and her family, who remain in hiding, at an undisclosed location. Human rights campaigners have welcomed the decision to drop the case against her, but warn her life could still

be at risk from extremists. Blasphemy is a highly sensitive issue in Pakistan, where 97% of the population are Muslim. Christian campaigners say more than 30 people – suspected of blasphemy – have been killed by mobs or vigilantes over the past 20 years. Critics say the controversial laws are misused all too often – to persecute minorities or settle scores.

'Collar-bomb' man jailed An Australian court has sentenced Paul Douglas Peters to 13-and-a-half years for locking a fake bomb around the neck of Madeleine Pulver, then 18, at her home in Sydney in August 2011, in an apparent extortion attempt. It took police and experts 10 hours to analyse the device and declare it safe. Peters admitted the charges in March 2012 after

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There is some concern in Britain that controversial cleric Abu Qatada has been released on bail, even though he is perceived as a security risk, yet an SAS veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for keeping a pistol as a war trophy. Qatada has been tagged and is being monitored around the clock by the police and the Prime Minister is known to be

frustrated by failed attempts to have him deported. Meanwhile a decorated soldier with 17 years’ service is behind bars. There has been a long military tradition of keeping war trophies and many Second World War pistols are still turning up today, but it is theoretically illegal to have them. The newspapers are not happy. Observers say gun

laws were intended to curb the activities of criminals rather than servicemen who are trusted with weapons to defend their country. Sergeant Danny Nightingale, 37, was given the pistol by an Iraqi soldier he trained. Veterans have called on the Prime Minister to have Sergeant Nightingale released on licence so that his case can be urgently reviewed.

£3 million for vase Bones cat knocked over A man who decided to sell the furniture in his house in the Yorkshire Dales following the death of his wife had a surprise when Tennants the auctioneers called. They found a bottle vase from the Qing dynasty which eventually sold for £3 million at auction. It had been in the house for 45

years, but had not been damaged by cats and dogs running around and children playing football. It had once been knocked over by the family cat but survived intact. It was the only item in the house not to be damaged. The vase was sold to a Chinese telephone bidder based in Hong Kong.

A police investigation is underway after human bones were discovered on a houseboat that was badly damaged by fire on a canal in Oxford on Friday. Police believe the boat could have been set on fire in the early hours, some time before the grim discovery. The severity of the blaze has made the investigation much more difficult and the police are appealing for witnesses.

Alcohol Concern charity attacks low price of drink The UK charity Alcohol Concern says Britain has more young drinkers who drink to get drunk than almost any other country and has called for urgent action on the minimum price of alcohol in an

attempt to combat the problem. The Government is currently considering the best way forward and the charity says that the latest report suggests young people have stated loud

and clear that the way alcohol is priced influences the way they drink. Only Estonia, Malta and the Isle of Man have higher figures for youngsters as young as 13 drinking to get drunk.

Here comes Santa Tills have started to jingle as Santa arrives in town. British market researchers are suggesting a record £86 billion will be spent on Christmas food and gifts this year as Britain climbs out of the recession – a rise of one per cent on last year. They expect a big spend on festive food, up three per cent on last year, and although on-line sales are expected to account for almost 11 per cent of the total, traditional Christmas shopping on the high street will provide the driving force as the stores go for competitive pricing and quality. UK

More Virgin flights Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Atlantic airline is to have a bigger share of internal flights from Heathrow to other UK destinations. The slots have become available following the takeover of bmi by the parent company of British Airways. Daily Virgin flights between Heathrow and Edinburgh and Aberdeen will start at the end of March, complementing the new Heathrow-Manchester service due to commence next year.

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Gibraltar summons minister Last Thursday Simon Fraser, Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), summoned the Spanish Ambassador to the UK, H.E. Federico Trillo, in order to underline the British Government's concerns regarding recent incursions in to British Gibraltar Territorial Waters.

November there were two further serious incursions. A large Spanish naval ship conducted a prominent patrol through British Gibraltar Territorial Waters lasting several hours. Later on the same day a Spanish customs vessel sought to apprehend a Gibraltarian civilian boat in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters, forcing the Royal Gibraltar Police to intervene in order to safeguard the welfare of the four occupants. I condemn these provocative incursions and urge the Spanish government to ensure that they are not repeated. We believe that it is in the

The Minister for Europe, David Lidington, said: "The UK has repeatedly made diplomatic protests to Spain over attempts by Spanish state authorities to exercise jurisdiction in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. Yet on 13th

interests of Spain, as well as Gibraltar and Britain, to avoid any incident that may damage the prospects of developing a harmonious and collaborative relationship between Gibraltar and Spain. It is also in all parties' interests to avoid incidents which could put at risk the safety of those operating in British Gibraltar Territorial Waters. We remain confident of UK sovereignty over British Gibraltar Territorial Waters and fully committed to protecting the interests of the people of Gibraltar and their wish to remain under British sovereignty."

New charges for Coulson, Brooks & Kay Former Tory spin doctor Andy Coulson and News International chief Rebekah Brooks face new criminal charges over bungs to public officials in return for stories used in the News Of The World and The Sun.

conspiring to pay for information about the royal family, including an internal phone directory known as the Green Book. Brooks, who edited The Sun, and the paper's chief reporter John Kay are charged with conspiracy to pay Ministry of Defence employee Bettina Jordan Barber £100,000 for information that led to a

Coulson, who was editor of the NOTW at the time, and the paper's former royal correspondent Clive Goodman are charged with

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Residents to protect How to move around themselves against the European Union fires The Provincial European Information Office will hold five information sessions for youths aged 16 to 25 on the EU’s mobility programmes.

Estepona town council has launched a campaign asking people who live in areas close to woods and fields to protect themselves against fires. Councillor Susana Arahuetes said it was “fundamental” for people living close to wooded areas to obtain and fill in before the end of next January the council’s Selfprotection Plan which will be included in Estepona’s Local Forest Fires Emergency Plan, available at the town hall.

The sessions, called For Europe, will be held all this week at secondary schools in Antequera,

water on the plot of land or urbanisation, as well as the evacuation systems and details of the vegetation in the area. She said the Emergency Plan will offer recommendations on how and when to burn vegetable remains and scrub, which should be authorised or supervised by the local council from

June to October.

Línea Directa instructs its customers on the steps to take if they have been affected by the recent heavy rainstorms.

The plans and the calendar can be downloaded from www.lineaverdeestepona. com.

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Carlos Conde, who is in charge of the Provincial Government’s European Resources service, said the main objectives of the sessions were to promote

mobility around Europe and inform the youth of Malaga about the advantages of conditions of all the training and work programmes currently being financed by the EU, and to encourage them to participate.


She said environment experts would help residents to fill in the form, which asks for information about existing sources of


Vélez-Málaga, Álora and Ronda, as well as the University de Malaga (UMA).

Madrid, 2 October 2012. Línea Directa Aseguradora instructs its customers affected by the recent heavy rainstorms recorded on September 28th and 29th in the regions of Andalucía, Murcia and Valencia on the steps required to speed up the processes of making claims, treating and repairing the damage caused. As with any extraordinary risk resulting from a natural catastrophe, claims for damage to property and personal injury must be made to the Insurance Compensation Consortium (CCS), a body which is dependent on the Ministry of Economy and Finance. The Consortium will be wholly responsible for processing claims, assessing the damage caused and paying out

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Singer used as bait The owner and two directors of the Aifos property development company told a Malaga court on Monday that former Marbella Mayor Julian Muñoz had nothing to do with the purchase of an apartment in the Hotel Guadalpín by a company belonging to singer Isabel Pantoja.

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Muñoz, his former wife Maite Zaldívar and Pantoja are being tried for money laundering in a case that is an offshoot of the Malaya corruption case in Marbella. The prosecution claims that Pantoja bought the apartment in 2003 through her Panriver company with money given to her by Muñoz. The commercial director of Aifos, Francisco García Lebrón, who was accused

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of bribery in the Malaya case, told the court that in January 2003 a group of people approached the company’s stand at the Fitur Tourism Fair in Madrid, among them Pantoja, who said they were interested in buying an apartment in the Guadalpín.

owned an apartment in the hotel, sales of the other apartments would pick up. “We used her as bait to attract other buyers,” he said. His version of the sale coincides with both that of Muñoz and Pantoja, who told the court that when she bought the apartment she had already broken off her relationship with the former mayor.

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Building evacuated Residents were evacuated from an eight-storey building on Monday night after a fire broke out in the kitchen of a ground floor flat, which burned out completely in just over an hour. The fire was reported just before 10 pm and police evacuated the rest of building while the firemen tried to bring the fire under control. The residents were allowed back at 11 pm.


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Once inside they pulled their guns and tied up the three guards before heading for the jewellery department. They also tied up the three real maintenance men they found inside the store. They filled three backpacks with jewellery then took the keys for a car belonging to one of the security guards to make their getaway. One of the guards was able to free himself three hours later and raised the alarm. At press time, the police were still looking for the three men.

The Secretary of State for the Environment, Federico Ramos, on Monday presented the Responsible chiringuitos Awards to Malaga’s chiringuitos, the Nahubeach chiringuito in cadiz, the Andalucian Federation of Beach Entrepreneurs (Faeplaya) and the Federation of chiringuitos, Beaches and Terraces of Andalucia (Fechipla). The awards are part of a government plan to protect the coastline by encouraging sustainable economic actiivies on beaches in the public domain and strengthening the legal framework in the area. Sr Ramos said there were some 3,000 chiringuitos on the country’s beaches which generate more than 40,000 jobs in Andalucia alone.


Grafiteros arrested in an operation called Picassin, the Guardia civil has arrested 21 graffiti artists and charged them with more than 160 vandal attacks on trains in several regions, specifically Sevilla, cordoba, Jaén, Malaga and Granada, as well as Badajoz (Extremadura) and ciudad Real (castilla-la Mancha). The “grafiteros” were tracked down with the help of images from Renfe’s security cameras and the Guardia’s database of details about their signatures and tags. The damage caused by the graffiti has been estimated at €1 million.

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wish I had the vaguest idea about what the Socialists are up to these days but my usually sharp political nose is letting me down badly. Hardly a day goes by without one Socialist spokesperson or another coming out with some confusing message or other. Last week, they couldn’t come to an agreement with the government on putting an end to the avalanche of evictions that has put thousands of people in the street or staying with relatives. After several days of talks, when the government went ahead and passed a law without their endorsement, they screamed that it was not tight enough to stop the banks from squeezing through loopholes. And we know full well that if there’s a loophole the banks will find it.

Hair brained housing idea as if the Partido Popular will occupy that slot for the first time in history – the Partido Popular is not very popular in Catalonia. On the other hand, regional premier Arturo Mas’s use of the independence issue in the election campaign seems to have given a boost to the mad ERCs – the Catalan Revolutionary Left – who have made so many gaffes in recent years that they were almost in danger of extinction. But they got rid of the madman who led them before – Carod Rovira – although the new guy doesn’t seem to be much saner. This means the Socialist Party could end up fourth and the psychological damage will be so great that we just might witness a party committing collective suicide – literally.




o perhaps it’s the Socialist Party that is hopelessly lost and not me.

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n Monday, Socialist spokesperson Elena Valenciano told reporters the party was instructing its mayors around the country to close accounts in banks that were going ahead with evictions and move them to banks that were not. She said the mayors would also instruct the local police not to collaborate with evictions – which will get them into a lot of trouble with the Interior Ministry. Of course, there’s a simple explanation for such a radical move – the Catalan regional election on Sunday the 25th.


f the party loses big time in that election, the world as the Socialists knew it will fall around their ears. They lost a lot of seats in both the regional elections in Galicia and the Basque Country and we mustn’t forget the thrashing they got a year ago in the general election. So it’s been a pretty bad 12 months for the Socialists all round, although I have to mention here that the Partido Popular didn’t celebrate the first anniversary of its landslide victory on Tuesday.


f the latest opinion polls got it right, the 25th will go down as Bloody Sunday in Socialist Party history. Not only are they tipped not to come in second – as usual – after Catalonia’s traditional ruling party, Convergencia y Union (CiU), but it looks

he good news is that Artur Mas will probably end up with the same number of seats that he has now – 62 – so it won’t really have been worth calling an election two years ahead of time. Mas has said repeatedly that he will not go for a referendum on the issue of independence if he doesn’t get an outright majority – 68 seats – but he’s unleashed a spectre that will stalk Catalonia for decades to come. He’s also wasted a lot of money when he can’t even pay the chemists for the medicines they dispense and to rub salt into the wound, the government in Madrid has just started to give him more than €3,000 million to help him start paying his debts.


e won’t mention the millions he is alleged to have stashed away in bank accounts in Switzerland and Lichtenstein but when his party lost to a Socialist coalition back in 2003, there were lots of accusations about three per cent commissions on all public works contracts signed with the regional government during the CiU’s years in power. However, the Interior Ministry is carrying out an investigation into the accusations so we’ll wait for its report before screaming “thief”.


ut one thing you can bet on – this guy is so bare-faced and shameless that he won’t do the honourable thing and resign – even if his party does badly in Sunday’s election or the investigation turns up millions hidden in unnumbered bank accounts. As the Spanish are wont to say: Bicho malo nunca muere (nasty creepy crawlies never die, or only the good die young).

ur first reaction at El Pais when we heard about the government's latest crazy proposal to hand out residency permits to those who are willing to fork out €160,000 for an apartment was: are these guys insane? They are going to open the floodgates to crooks, criminals and shysters from all corners of the globe who will be allowed to pay a minimum entrance fee to get into Europe. Or is this all part of a ploy to help the EuroVegas project get off the ground? But then again, perhaps, just maybe, the Rajoy administration is once again improvising with desperate misguided ideas to try to resolve the current economic crisis.

he entire proposal announced on Monday by a mid-ranking official, who is virtually an unknown, is laced with hypocrisy. When it was in opposition, the Partido Popular (PP), with Mariano Rajoy at the helm, was the first to attack Prime Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero at the end of 2004 for giving some 350,000 illegal migrants working in this country the opportunity to legalise their residency status.


f course there were some requirements: those wanting papers had to secure work contracts and have lived in the country for at least a year prior. Rajoy drummed up outrage among the conservative base across Europe, most notably Nicolas Sarkozy who publicly chastised Zapatero for opening the continent’s doors to illegals without first consulting EU partners.


esides revealing more of his twofaced character, Rajoy is also demonstrating that his government is in a desponding delicate balance when it comes to solving the housing problem. The PP has to appease bankers, who have an enormous stock of empty homes – most of them foreclosures – on their hands which they know they won't be able to get rid of any time soon. On the other side of the coin, the PP is under growing pressure to resolve the embarrassing situation of the rash of forced evictions which has captured the attention of the international press and governments around the world.


ore than 350,000 people have been kicked out on the streets since 2007, according to organisers of the platform Those

Affected By Mortgages (PAH). Two homeowners who committed suicide within days of each other in different parts of the country just moments before they were to be evicted have also compounded the matter. The government has come up with a feeble decree declaring a two-year moratorium on evictions for those who are considered the “most vulnerable" – people who have children of three years old or younger and the elderly. But judges’ groups, as well as the Socialists, who are now in the opposition, believe this is not enough; the government, they say, has been soft on the banking industry. According to the latest Metroscopio poll taken for El Pais, more than 78 per cent of Spaniards believe that the PP proposal lacks substance.


n announcing the government’s residency-for-real estate proposal, the PP said that it was mimicking similar laws that exist in other countries such as Great Britain and the United States. A fact-check shows that at the moment in the United States there has only been a congressional bill introduced last year by US Senators Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) and Mike Lee (R-UT), that would allow foreigners to obtain a residency permit in exchange for purchasing a home worth $500,000 or more. Under the lawmakers’ bipartisan plan, these three-year permits won't be handed out as coveted “green cards,” or work permits, and the buyer has to demonstrate that he or she will live continuously in that property for 180 continuous days per year. And of course they would have to go through a rigorous security background check beforehand.


ajoy’s new property scheme comes up short as a housing stimulus programme. Most people who will choose to buy homes will no doubt settle for the sunny southern part of Spain while property slumps will continue in the colder, darker regions of the country. Then, of course, there is a national security issue.


pain for years has been a haven for organised crime, terrorists and fugitives escaping justice in their own countries. The real estate-residency scheme would open another back door for them. With this new hairbrained reform, Rajoy once again is showing us he still hasn’t got any real ideas to help this country emerge from the crisis.

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WALKER’S WILD SIDE written by Denise Walker The second part of our report on her recent Sri Lanka bird and butterfly conservation tour Our first excursion was to the Peak Wilderness Sanctuary near Ratnapura, an evergreen sub-montane forest. The lush undergrowth revealed a green vine snake, myriads of colourful butterflies and resplendent gaudy birds. Tiny palm squirrels provided constant background chatter and here and there were glimpses of the impressive giant squirrel. The endemic purple-faced leaf-monkeys were also seen in this area. This initial experience was repeated over and over again as we moved from habitat to habitat,

eventually arriving at Kandy. After settling in at a very comfortable hotel, we had time to inspect our leech situation and rinse copious blood stains from our trouser legs. Although harmless, the bites continue bleeding for ages. The group then visited the Temple of the Tooth, one of the best known Buddhist temples – allegedly home to one of Buddha’s teeth – and watched a ceremony with noisy drums beaten by half clad men. Onwards and upwards, leaving the leeches behind, through forested endless hills, rolling tea estates (I

really developed a taste for Ceylon tea) to Corbett’s gap in the Knuckles Range where butterflies with exotic names, such as Red Helen, Tree Nymph and Celon Tiger, could be seen. Wasgamuwa National Park was our next destination and after a long drive, we were treated to views of elephant, water buffalo, spotted deer and a golden jackal. The bird life was prolific and from our open topped jeep, little green bee-eater, Indian roller, Malabar pied hornbill were all added to our checklists. Our final stop was in

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Sigiriya, a comfortable hotel at the base of the famous rock fortress. The extensive grounds were home to a variety of wildlife and the grey langur monkeys were pleasing to watch. Continuing my recent habit of not looking where I am going, I stepped into a mongoose hole, which resulted in a knee the size of a balloon and a badly bruised ribcage. Dollar signs flashed before my eyes as I was trundled off to hospital. However, an X-ray, four different sets of colourful pills and a pain relieving gel only cost about £5. Tour over, we waved goodbye to the rest of the group as some of us took an additional cultural tour and were whisked away to the medieval capital, Polonnaruwa whose important monuments, including the old city, the old palace and the monastery complex, are all in one area. The following day, we visited Anuradhapura, an even more ancient capital. Here is the oldest known stupa, considered to hold Lord Buddha’s collarbone and the sacred Bo tree – the oldest documented tree in the world which provided unique photographic opportunities. After a final night in Sigiriya, we bade a fond farewell to Char, our Sumo wrestler look-alike guide and headed back to Colombo to relax in a lavish airport hotel before heading home. Best bird. Blue magpie Best mammal. Giant squirrel Best butterfly. Tree nymph Best reptile. Male Green garden lizard in breeding

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The Ghost of Christmas Past takes Scrooge back to when he was a lonely child at school then revisits his engagement to Belle, who left Scrooge when money replaced her in his heart. The Ghost of Christmas Present shows Scrooge the happy family life of the Cratchits, despite their poverty and the poor health of their son Tiny Tim. The Ghost of Christmas Future shows Scrooge the misery waiting ahead brought by the death of Tiny Tim and a grave that may be his own. Terrified, Scrooge begs that he be released from this torment, so he can change the future and help set things right. Scrooge wakes determined to change his life. Full of jollity as it is now Christmas morning, he stays true to his vow and

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from then on it was said that no one kept Christmas like Ebenezer Scrooge. Full of characters you love, A Christmas Carol is a tale of redemption and the triumph of the human spirit. The production, which incorporates many favourite Christmas Carols sung by the Tapas Choir, is to be performed in December on Friday 7th, Saturday 8th at 8.00 p.m. and Sunday 9th December at 4.00 pm at Los Arcos on the Cartama to Coin road. Tickets are available from the Box Office 635 293 714 and the usual Tapas outlets.


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Bingo & Quiz Wednesdays - starts again

24th Nov - Charity Auction for RBL 2nd December - Avant Garde Rock and pop from 60s to modern day

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There will be many varied classes including some new inventions such as Best Sausage Catcher, Musical Sits, Best Rescue male/female and the Most Talkative Dog. Entrance is €2 euros, with under 12's free. To enter the various classes the costs are for adults €3 and for children just €1. Come along and support these worthwhile charities

helping abandoned, neglected and abused animals and enjoy some festive fun with food, tombola, raffle, market stalls and much more. For more information contact Jill on 656 935 613 about stalls or Denise on 630 197 435 for general information.

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dead partner, Jacob Marley. He tells Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits and to take heed of the messages they bring.


As the day draws to a close on another Christmas Eve, Ebenezer Scrooge is working in his office and insisting that his clerk, Bob Cratchit, do a full day's work. The office is freezing as Scrooge is too miserly to spend money on fuel. Scrooge's nephew visits to wish him a happy Christmas but still Scrooge remains grumpy and not interested in anything merry ..."Bah Humbug"!

Festive fun for all

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd CLOSED

Friday 23rd Central FM’s very own Tony Keys live n’ kicking Saturday 24th Mad Terry- Man of many voices plus our Tommo & Rhudd’s birthday bash Sunday 25th KT Peters Multi-change drag act

Monday 26th November until Tuesday 18th December CLOSED for a well earned break and to decorate the pub for the Christmas and New Year festivities EVERY NIGHT from midnight Karaoke with Tommo

LIVEIC MUS Now Open from 8.30pm Av Antonio Machado Benalmadena 645404911 / 628617658

An evening of festive cheer with Christmas carols sung by T.O.P.S. is to be held on Friday, December 14th (yes, it really is just 4 weeks away!) at the Carolina Restaurant in Alhaurin el Grande. A four-course meal plus a full evening’s entertainment with the DJ Lee Jay Roadshow and tickets cost €14.95 per person with a donation that will go to the two charities A.I.D. and S.O.S. The Carolina Restaurant is 200 metres past the BP petrol station on the Camino de Malaga, Alhaurin el Grande to Alhaurin de la Torre and has an excellent reputation for its food. Tickets can be obtained from the A.I.D. shop on the Carretera de Cartama, Alhaurin el Grande or by calling Joe on 626 942 427.

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Football is back - all matches shown inc. Saturday 4pm game Food Served all day 11am to 9pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday Robbie’s Roadshow plus Karaoke Friday Siobhan - female vocalist from Dublin - Country Irish 60s, 70s & 80s Fun for all ages Saturday Nightlife - Comedy vocal duo - not to be missed! tributes to Elvis, Tina Turner & Showaddywaddy Sunday Danny Stone Mr Blue Eyed Soul *FREE ENTRY* Shows start at 9.30pm. Open all day.

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Come for a walk & raise money too The PAD Sponsored Dog Walk had to be cancelled last Sunday owing to the fact that, had it taken place with the weather as it was, everyone would have been soaked through to the skin! To that end, the new date for the walk is Sunday December 2nd with registration from 10:15am and the walk starting at 11am. You can all meet up at the bottom car park of the Sohail Castle, Fuengirola (the one nearest the Paseo Maritimo). The walk will go along to Fuengirola Port and then back to The Gun Pub,


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Estepona Floral Art Club will be holding its Christmas Flower Arranging demonstration at Tikitano Restaurant, Estepona, on Tuesday, 4th December from 3.30pm until 5.30pm. Doñia Sofia apts. Paseo Maritimo for a well-earned drink and BBQ. If the people who were going to walk dogs last week are now unable to, can you please let Lisa know and, also, if you would like to come along on the 2nd and walk a PAD dog if you can’t bring your own dog (or indeed don’t have one!) please call Lisa on 658 351 642.

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This month’s demonstrator is Nick Grounds, a NAFAS National Demonstrator from Wisbech, Cambridgeshire. Traditional refreshments will be served to make this an enjoyable, sociable occasion to enter into the festive spirit. Established over 10 years ago, Estepona Floral Art Club is a very friendly club on the Costa del Sol, Spain, with members and visitors from Nerja to Gibraltar. Once a month there is a flower arranging demonstration, where spectacular displays are created live on stage. There are workshops for those

who want to learn practical skills, coffee mornings and special events. Members and visitors are most welcome to attend and do not need any prior knowledge of flowers or flower arranging to enjoy the Club’s events. Members are of various nationalities but all meetings are in English. For more information and photographs, please see the Club’s Facebook page at nafloralartclub. If you are already a Facebook user, please click ‘Like’ to receive regular updates on the Club’s activities and events. Alternatively, please call Lesley on 610 950 810 or send an email to esteponafloralartclub@hot to join the mailing list for the monthly Newsletter.

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Crispy Cod for the best fish and chips on the coast


Paseo Maritimo in front of Hotel Piramides

Open 2pm ‘til late (Closed Tuesdays) A la carte Menu every day Sunday Lunch 1 - 5pm Sierra Gorda, Carretera Coin - Cartama, Coin

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Range of 3 course set menus available Kitchen Open 6pm - 1am Full a la carte menu available, ranging from Speciality Pancakes to Fish, Pastas, Roasted Shoulder of Lamb and Steaks WE ONLY USE IRISH BEEF Christmas Day and New Years Eve bookings taken now. The best place for your Birthday, Anniversary, Office, Christmas, Golf Presentation, Leaving or Homecoming party. Vegetarians catered for Information on

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Calle de la Cruz 17 Fuengirola (Fish Alley)

SPECIALIST IN BBQ MEATS OPEN EVERY DAY We would like to remind our customers that we will be closed for holidays from 11 Nov to 1st Dec.Thanks everybody for your custom and we look forward to seeing you for 952 835 731 the Christmas & New Year parties.

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Tel: 951 319 439 Aloha Gardens, next to El Jardin. Avda Del Prado Nueva Andalucia Open Mon-Fri 9am - 7 pm Sat & Sun 11am - 4 pm

The year 2010 marked the 150th anniversary of that great institution, the fish and chip shop. To celebrate the occasion, the results of a survey were published in the Daily Mirror naming five of the top chip shops in UK and abroad. Crispy cod, in Fuengirola was tipped as the best fish and chip shop on the Costa del Sol. The chip shop was established in its present location in year 2000 and the present owner renamed it the Crispy Cod in November 2008. His aim was to become the number one destination on the Costa del Sol for true Fish and Chips. He has so far exceeded all his goals and has regular customers who travel from as far as Granada, Marbella, Estepona and Nerja to sample his fine Fish and Chips. The fish and potatoes are prepared daily on the premises, all the fish being Icelandic line caught. The batter is prepared to his own secret recipe and is

one of the highlights. The Crispy Cod has a complete menu from haddock and plaice to chicken, burgers, sausages and Pukka pies. All the food is prepared in the gleaming open kitchen and you can eat inside or on the weatherproof terrace with attractive views over the beach to the sea. Crispy Cod also have an online menu at for you to order your food. You can pre-order via telephone which avoids you having to wait when they are busy or for a takeaway. They have a wellstocked bar with beer and cider in draught. So, if you are a resident or on holiday and are looking for true traditionally prepared Fish and Chips look no further than the Crispy Cod. You will not be disappointed. You will find Crispy Cod on the Paseo Maritimo, Fuengirola and you can ring them on 952 587 351 Advertising feature

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Now open at Avda Maria Zambrano 17, Coin David, Tina & Family welcome you to The Olive Tree. Word of mouth says our €5 breakfast is not to be missed! Sandwiches, jacket potatoes, burgers, omelettes, crisp & crunchy fish & chips, salads, steaks plus home-made desserts.


Sunday lunches are a must but, booking advised as we fill up early! Please book in advance:

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Salon Opening on Friday November 30th The Salon Varietes has the first of the two big Christmas Shows. As the great day approaches what better way of getting in the mood than one of Lizz Freeman's splendidly devised Christmas extravaganzas? She was at great pains to point out that this is a show for all the family. Young performers are bringing vitality and 2012 to the programme whilst slightly more mature Salon favourites like Sian Hopkins and Geoffrey Bennetts will add more mature and considered moments. Lizz has even managed to include a Nativity scene and carols will be sung. One hopes the presence of one of the Salon's best known comedy song men, Trevor Cooper, keeps standards high. Definitely not an evening for a quiet doze in the back stalls, you will be expected to join in the fun. Book on 952 47 45 42. The performance will be at 8.00 but on Sunday they start at 7 which gives those living a little away from Fuengirola a chance to have a good night out and not get home too late.

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It’s party time MOVEMBER at Nelson’s at Moochers Jazz Café It’s the Party Season once again and there’s no better way to party than at Moochers Jazz Café. In the lead up to Christmas we are busy organising Staff and Office Parties and of course the usual Birthday, Anniversary, Golf – and well, anything that needs celebrating. With Live Music every night and set menus that won’t break the bank there really is nowhere better than Moochers. Every Thursday from the 22nd November through to Thursday 20th December Ian Jacks is performing live from 8pm till 11pm and then he’s spinning the discs for two hours of the best Disco in town with Ian playing all your favourite 60’s, 70’s and 80’s sounds and with a dance floor so that you can really strut your stuff. Friday nights we have the fabulous Monkey Tennis playing their normal mix of songs from Dylan through to Billy Joel and more, and on Saturday Jeff ‘Guitar’ Johnstone with his set of classic pop and standards.

and joins the band. What a great way to see you through till Christmas and New Year! And of course we’re doing a Christmas Eve party, Christmas Day Lunch and a Big New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. For more details and to see our special party menus checkout Facebook or go to our website at or call us on 952 477 154. You’ll be surprised how reasonably priced it is to party at Moochers.

The night is to raise funds for MOVEMBER, a charity which helps those with Prostate and Testicular Cancer. The event is being held at Nelson’s Sports Bar on Sunday 2nd December from 2 pm. Many men have grown 'Mo's' for November and at the event they will be auctioning these men off to

be shaved. They also have a full programme of live entertainment the whole day with great acts. Just a few of the performers are: Rob Stevens, Alexandra Avery, Jason Luis, Adele Lee Peters, Steve Shappelle, Steve Hughes Tony Montanna as Michael Buble, Juliet Williams, Martin Broad, Mario Ross, Jade Williams plus many

others who are giving their time for this charity. Also on the day there will be a 'Mr. & Mrs.' competition, a large charity raffle, an afternoon BBQ with profits to charity and also a FREE evening buffet for everyone attending! The end of the evening is a special performance of the FULL 'Full Monty' by four local personalities.

Telethon postponed In view of the economic crisis that has impacted so heavily on businesses and residents on the Costa del Sol in 2012, and the devastating effect of the worst fire in decades, followed shortly afterwards by flooding that caused major damage and further loss of life, local communities have already been asked to "dig deep" to help the

families affected by these disasters. Talk Radio Europe and CUDECA believe that with so many financial demands on family resources at this time of year, it would be beneficial to postpone the TRE TELETHON. A new date of 8th March 2013 has been agreed. The Chairman of TRE,

Remember our Winter Opening Hours: We are open every Thursday, Friday and, Saturday until the week of Saturday 22nd of December when we go back to seven days a week with Live Music every night.


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Martin Nathan, informed CUDECA that although the Telethon, due to have taken place on Friday 7th December, has now been postponed, TRE still intends to make an appeal on the day to ask all their listeners to help the hospice by donating €1 from their mobile phones by texting a number to be given out on air.

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Moochers is Warm and Welcoming. For a festive night out. Make it Special. Make it Moochers.

It’s going to be a great day in aid of a great cause. Tickets are just €3 and they are available from Nelson’s in Arroyo or by calling Jason or Adele on 664 016 645.

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You can find Moochers in Calle de la Cruz 17. Between the Church Square and the Seafront in Fuengirola.

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Open All day, 7 days a week 12 ‘til late It’s back! The Car very every Sunday from 12 noon. Roast beef, pork, turkey and ham. Yorkshire pudding + veg, roast and mashed potatoes 2 Jumbo Cod, chips and peas with a bottle of wine €20 2 Rump steaks, with a bottle of wine €25 Menu of the day is now available Mon - Sat from mid-day to 5pm Only €6.50per person for 3 courses with choices to suit everyone

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THE IMPOSSIBLE Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona Starring: Ewan McGregor, Naomi Watts, Tom Holland This epic disaster movie based on a true story follows the plight of a Spanish couple, Henry (McGregor) and Maria (Watts) and their three children as they get caught up in one of the worst natural catastrophes in the history of the world. The family excitedly start their Christmas vacation in Thailand and are relaxing in a tropical paradise. But the idyll is destroyed on the morning of December 26th when the devastating tsunami destroys the area, engulfs

their hotel and them and separates the family. The powerful recreation of the tsunami leaves audiences gasping and the performances of Watts as the battered and vulnerable Maria and McGregor as the man seized by the need to search the shattered landscape in a bid to find his family are powerful and affecting. Young newcomer Tom Holland plays the couple's eldest son Lucas, who before his mother's eyes becomes no longer the

child but her equal. This Spanish written and directed drama – from the team who gave us the spookily brilliant The Orphanage – has had a great reception from the critics, who reckon that this is one of McGregor's best

performances in a long time. Tear jerking, emotionally shattering and frighteningly realistic in its recreation of the disaster, this movie presses all the right buttons.

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There could be someone you feel deeply for and yet have not yet formulated a way to let that person know. Perhaps you will have the chance to do something all over again, there are intense urges within that could be pushing you to start anew and forge a fresh path, a new beginning. Trust your instincts right now and then exercise a bit of patience, you are great at sowing seeds but can be impatient if you don’t see immediate results. A key relationship is ready to be transformed, this can be a time of new beginnings for you and also of endings, allowing you to finally move into a new space. The things that are lacking and broken in your life will become apparent and you will look to mend those connections. This week is about going to the root of whatever the issue is and dealing with life from that place, there is no time left to dance around problems or skirt around issues. To get through this week you may need an extra piece of discipline or you could fall behind on daily chores and run out of time at the weekend. You could be inspired to spring clean your life, whether it is to start a new health regime or to break a habit of a lifetime, you want to change something that no longer serves you as a routine. Your sights could be set on climbing a higher mountain and you will want to prepare yourself to achieve those heights. This week we see you taking life a bit more seriously, you will want to dig deep, dream big and expand your horizons in a fulfilling way. Although you need a certain amount of routine you also thrive when you can achieve various personal ambitions. This is a magical time for you, Just watch how the right things seem to happen at the right time. You have a magnetic glow that makes others warm to your energy - focus on the people in your life that really matter to you. Are you ready to take a risk Leo? This week your courage seems to be really tested to the hilt, it is likely you are going to get another shot at something and you have an opportunity to trust someone. You have reached the precipice and the only way forward is to jump and take a risk into the unknown or go back down the way you came up, covering the same old ground - which is fine of course if you want the achieve the same results. There is so much going on and you would be wise to keep an eye on your finances right now. Mistakes are easy to happen when your eye is not on the ball so double check what you would normally only check once just to be safe. Pay attention to your health and be kind to yourself, I know you like to fight against the flow now and again and ‘just get on with it’ but your body is reacting for a reason. Be gentle on yourself.


It is all about the earning power at the moment and you have it. Business connections will be flying out of the woodwork and a new deal could be on the table. You will be raising your game and focusing on either getting paid for what you are worth, or charging clients what you feel is fair. Your value September 23rd - systems have undergone some evaluation lately and these changes are a October 22nd direct outcome of certain realisations.


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Has something been removed or eliminated from your life, some support structure perhaps that you may not have used, but found comfort in knowing it was there? You could have been heading into dangerous territory and may now have realised that this thing must end so that a new safer journey can commence. Although endings can be painful, you know what you must do, amidst the choppy seas there are safe havens waiting.

SAGITTARIUS You are usually a carefree and easy to read personality, in the main you can be relied upon to spread some positivity and happiness to the rest of us, particularly when the chips are down. There is a lot more going on in your inner world this week than meets the eye. The truth hits you and you find yourself illuminated, enabling you November 22nd - to see things as they really are, everything is crystal clear but when it comes to December 21st communicating this to others, for the moment, it could remain a mystery. You are being pushed beyond your comfort zones to discover that after spending a bit of time feeling like a fish out of water within that strange territory, it suddenly does not seem so strange after all. This is all about discovering parts of yourself that you didn’t know were there, hidden talents December 22nd - start to show themselves, they are emerging from deep within you and crying January 19th out to acknowledge and embrace them.



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There is an increase in wealth, the way you feel towards someone and a handful of challenges coming your way. A major breakthrough is about to or has recently taken place. There is a lesson that you are being made to re-learn to do with your love life, you probably already know what that is, so make sure that you remain cool and collected regardless of what may happen. Keeping calm will go a long way in you getting what you want in the end.

You have been known to get yourself in a boat load of trouble and this is usually a result of not taking the time necessary to see someone clearly or to assess a situation realistically enough. You tend to go with the flow and follow your heart, however, this week has you seeing certain people and their motivations more clearly than you would like to. You will be seeing far off in to the distance too and will be able to decipher whatever you need to coming from a mile away. don’t have to be a chef!

This is a South African baked lamb dish that is similar to moussaka, usually served with yellow rice, and an ideal winter warmer, that could become a firm family favourite

Bobotie Ingredients:

( Serves 6 )

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2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 tbsp butter 2 onions, sliced 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, sliced 2 tbsp curry powder 1 kg minced lamb 1 thick slice white bread, crusts removed 125 ml milk 1 tsp brown sugar 1 tbsp chutney 1 tbsp lemon juice 1 handful flaked almonds 1 handful currants or sultanas

3 bay leaves 1 orange, sliced into rounds 1 lemon, sliced into rounds

For the topping

• 300 ml full cream milk • 2 eggs

Directions Prep time: 20 min Cook time: 50 min

1. In a large saucepan, heat the oil and butter, then fry the onions, garlic and apple for 5 minutes, until softened. Add the curry powder and minced lamb and fry for 8-10 minutes, until the meat begins to brown. 2. Soak the bread in the milk for a few minutes, then squeeze out any excess liquid with your hands before crumbling the bread into the pan,

along with the sugar, chutney, lemon juice, almonds and dried fruit.

3. Heat the oven to 160C/gas 3. Grease a large, deep ovenproof dish and arrange the bay leaves and a few slices of orange and lemon on the bottom. Spoon in the meat mixture and spread to level it off. Beat the eggs and milk with a little salt and pepper until thoroughly combined, then pour the mixture over meat. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes, until the custard is set and golden brown.


“How do you say GET in Spanish”

SPANISH By Valerie Mitchell


August 23rd September 22nd

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Two weeks ago there was some glitch. The title of Poco a poco asked How do you say GET in Spanish? and the article went on to talk about something completely different. To rectify this mix up, we will look at some of the more common uses of GET this week. To get on well with someone is llevarse bien con alguien Me llevo bien con mi suegra - I get on well with my mother-in-law Ella se lleva bien con su hermana - She gets on well with her sister Ellos no se llevan bien - They don't get along well. However, to get on transport is subir Subió al autobús - He got on the bus Subimos al avión - We got on the plane And to get off transport is bajar Bajó del autobús - He got off the bus Bajamos del avión - We got off the plane To get off to a good start is Empezar bien while the opposite is, of course, empezar mal El empezó bien - He got off to a good start. Ella empezó mal - She got off to a bad start And if you are in doubt about what is being said I don't get it - No lo entiendo Do you get the joke? - ¿Entiendes la broma? If you've got to do something use tener que. Tenemos que estudiar mucho - We've got to study a lot. Tienen que comprar una casa - They've got to buy a house. But, Tengo que irme ya - I've get to go now. Hasta la próxima Until next time. Valerie Valerie runs the Centro Idiomas Language School in Coin. Her books, “The First Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Second Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Third Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” (€5 each) and “The Verb Book” (€7) are available from The News office in Coin, Woody’s Cards and Books in Los Boliches, David’s Books in Los Boliches or by email from Valerie's books can now be bought from her website – or call 952 450 747.

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Your teeth can affect your Cell transplant helps paralysed health and hence your dogs to quality of life In this article, as we promised, we are going to give you information about dental disease. Generally we divide dental disease in two groups The first affects teeth and is known as dental caries which we are going to discuss in later articles. The second affects the surrounding tissue of teeth and is also divided into two groups. A. Gingivitis which affects the soft tissue(gum). B. Periodontal disease which affects hard tissue and soft tissue(bone,gum). Teeth are surrounded by gingiva (gum), the periodontal ligaments (fibres), the root cementum and the alveolar bone. The most common type of dental disease is gingivitis that affects gums and appears in all age groups regardless of gender. The cause of gingivitis is quite simply bacteria. Gingivitis can be recognised by redness of the gums, bleeding, swelling, sensitivity and, depending on severity of disease, bad breath. It is good to know that gingivitis can be treated and can also be reversible

Generally gingivitis is caused by bacteria in the mouth and the most common reason that we get it is poor oral hygiene. It can also be caused by using certain medications – such as medication for epilepsy – and certain conditions, such as pregnancy. During pregnancy because of changes in hormone levels in the body ,the gum gets swollen and bleeds but it will return to its normal condition after the birth. Other factors that can contribute to local gum bleeding, regardless of having good oral hygiene, are ill-fitting restorations such as crowns, bridges, fillings, etc which accumulate plaque and cause local bleeding. This can be easily rectified by changing or correcting the restoration. Now that we know what gingivitis is, how it can be recognised and which factors can contribute to it,we can discuss how to go about treating it. As mentioned above, gingivitis is generally caused by bacteria and lack of oral hygeine but is reversible, depending on its severity. As long as the


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disease is still in the gum and soft tissue it can be stopped and reversed by optimal oral hygiene – brushing at least twice a day and using a type of interdental instrument such as dental floss, interdental brush or tooth pick. This should be discussed with your dentist or hygienist to see which of these methods suits your teeth and personal situation. An antibacterial mouthwash is also recommended but this is not a substitute for brushing or interdental cleaning. Even if gingivitis is caused by factors other than poor oral hygiene (such as medication or pregnancy) good oral hygiene would help obtain a healthy gum and reduce the risk of permanent damage to the peridontium (bone,gum).

A WORD OF ADVICE Teeth don’t get better by themselves, so seek advice in good time. The recommendation for visiting a dentist depends on which category of patient groups you are in – low risk,medium risk, or high risk. Depending on your situation you need to see a dentist once, twice and sometimes three times a year as well as hygienist visits. Please talk to your dentist if you don’t know which category you are in. In our next article we will discuss the advanced type of gum disease (periodontitis). As usual if you have any questions regarding this article or anything else please write to us Samuel Ramsey DDS;MSc(UCL)London Diploma oral periodontics.

Antibiotic resistance 'big threat to health' Resistance to antibiotics is one of the greatest threats to modern health, according to England's chief medical officer and the Health Protection Agency (HPA). The warning came amid reports of growing problems with resistant strains of bugs such as E. coli and gonorrhoea. Chief

medical officer, Professor Dame Sally Davies, said many antibiotics were being used unnecessarily for mild infections, helping to create resistance, and urged patients to take more care with how they used medicines. To reinforce her message, Dame Sally issued a list of "dos and

don'ts". These include: l Do remember antibiotics should be taken only when prescribed by a health professional. l Do complete the prescribed course even if you feel better, as not taking the full course encourages the emergence of resistance.

l Don't share antibiotics

with anyone else. l Do remember that antibiotics cannot help you recover from infections caused by viruses, such as colds or flu.

The HPA said the last point was one of the common misconceptions among the public.

Scientists at Cambridge University have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose and are cautiously optimistic that the technique could eventually have a role in the treatment of human patients. The pets had all suffered spinal injuries which prevented them from using their back legs. In the study, funded by the Medical Research Council, the dogs had olfactory ensheathing cells from the lining of their nose removed. These were grown and expanded for several weeks in the laboratory. Of 34 pet dogs on the proof of concept trial, 23 had the cells transplanted into the injury site – the rest were injected with a neutral fluid. Many of the dogs that received the transplant showed considerable improvement and were able to walk on a treadmill with the support of a harness. None of the control group regained use of the back legs. Professor Robin Franklin, a regeneration biologist at the Wellcome Trust-MRC Stem Cell

Institute and report coauthor, said: “Our findings are extremely exciting because they show for the first time that transplanting these types of cell into a severely damaged spinal cord can bring about significant improvement. "We're confident that the technique might be able to restore at least a small amount of movement in human patients with spinal cord injuries but that's a long way from saying they might be able to regain all lost function.” Professor Geoffrey Raisman, chair of Neural Regeneration at University College London, who discovered olfactory ensheathing cells in 1985 said: "This is not a cure for spinal cord injury in humans – that could still be a long way off. But this is the most encouraging advance for some years and is a significant step on the road towards it.”

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Parfit and Rossi to team up again with Coughlan and Lancaster who left in the ‘80s

Quo O O O O to reform with the original crew for new tour … and it is due to be held in Spring of 2013 It seems that every years for decades Status Quo have been on the road, rockin’ all over the world. In recent years they have been doing their thing twice locally, once on Gibraltar and once in the bullring at Puerto Banus. The fans by now range from those in their 70s to a whole new group of groupies, without the silver hair, in their

teens. It seems that with almost 5 decades of touring Quo can do no wrong. However, these days the cocaine and booze takes a back seat. True, they’re nmot exactly tea-totallers but the days of the “hard stuff” 24/7 have pretty much gone the way of the famous Rossi ponytail. Rick Parfitt is now a grand old 64 with Rossi closely

following at 63-years-old. The band has sold over 120 million albums and, no, that’s not a typing error, plus they’ve had 64 British chart hits and appeared on Top of the Pops 106 times! (Parfitt recently was reported as saying that although they had very little to do with a certain Mr Savile, he always thought there was something “funny” about him!) But the big news, and the

whole point of this article is that the dynamic duo are teaming up with their original bandmates John Coughlan and Alan Lancaster for a tour that’s due to start in the Spring in the UK followed by, well with this lot who knows, but they could well be down here rockin’ all over the Costa once again. See you there!

Her Majesty just loves Ashleigh and Pudsey Presented by actor, comedian and author David Walliams, this year marks the 100th anniversary of The Royal Variety Performance. The Queen wore a bias cut heavily beaded silver mesh lace evening dress embellished with crystal diamante forming a series of parallel lines, designed by Angela Kelly. David Walliams arrived in a jet pack, on a James Bond themed night, before 'flying' across the audience dressed as a star to celebrate the franchise's 50th anniversary This year’s Britain’s Got

Talent winners Ashleigh Butler, 17, and her dog Pudsey performed an acrobatic routine to a medley of Bond themes. It is thought the double act is a particular favourite of Her Majesty. According to wellplaced royal sources, the Queen – who was attending the Royal Variety Performance for the 36th time – was especially keen to learn animal training

tips from the duo. Performing for the fourth year in succession, Welsh soprano Katherine Jenkins sang the National Anthem. The evening saw a mixture of the old and the new, with performances by newly back together Girls Aloud and young girl’s favourite boy band One Direction interspersed by slots by veteran performers Jimmy Tarbuck and Sir Bruce Forsyth. Sir Bruce, 84, said: ‘The

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The English Patient Drama (1996). The enigmatic, badly burned survivor of a Second World War plane crash is tended by a FrenchCanadian nurse in a derelict Italian monastery. He tells her the story of his passionate love affair with a married Englishwoman. Anthony Minghella's Oscar-winning romantic drama, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje.

Sun, Nov 25th 12:35am


Awaydays A bored and disaffected young man seeks an outlet for his pent-up aggression. He befriends a member of a local football hooligan group and falls in with the crowd, finding release in drink, drugs, football and fighting. Drama set in the 1980s, based on Kevin Sampson's novel, starring Nicky Bell, Stephen Graham and Liam Boyle.


Mon, Nov 26th 11:05pm

Inland Empire Premiere. A Hollywood actress is given a coveted role in a movie based on a Polish folk tale. However, not only does she discover a previous attempt to film this story had ended in two murders, but also finds her grip on reality starting to slip as the line between fact and fiction begins to blur. David Lynch's mystery drama, starring Laura Dern, Jeremy Irons


Sun, Nov 25th 11:10pm

Down With Love A writer in early 1960s New York creates a national sensation with her bestselling book in which she claims women do not need men to make them happy. A womanising reporter sets out to prove her wrong by making her fall in love with him - only to end up head over heels himself. Romantic comedy.


Wed, Nov 21st 9:00pm

The Transporter An underworld courier lives by a simple code - to never ask what he is transporting. However, when he discovers his latest cargo is alive, his conscience gets the better of him and he faces a dangerous game of cat and mouse with his unknown but powerful employers. Action adventure. Starring Jason Statham

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SATURDAY November 24th

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Neighbourhood Blues 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Watchdog Daily 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Blue Peter 4:30pm Junior MasterChef Money Where Your 9:50am Big & Small 10:05am Big Barn Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads Farm 6:30pm Strictly: It 10:20am Charlie and Lola Takes Two 10:30am 3rd & Bird 7:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 10:40am Waybuloo 8:00pm MasterChef: 11:00am In the Night Garden The Professionals 11:30am BBC News 9:00pm Great Continental Railway 12:00pm Daily Politics Journeys 10:00pm Hebburn 1:00pm Royal Upstairs Downstairs 10:30pm 1:30pm To Buy or Newsnight Not to Buy 11:20pm Dara O Briain's Science Club 2:15pm Weakest Link 12:20am The 3:00pm Real Culture Show 12:50am An Island Rescues 3:45pm Flog It! Parish 4:30pm Breakaway

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The 1Show 7:30pm Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Outnumbered 9:00pm Have I Got News for You 9:30pm Me and Mrs Jones 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Graham Norton Show 11:20pm The Lottery Draws 11:30pm Live at the Apollo 12:00am EastEnders 2:00am Hairy Dieters: Lose Weight

6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am Baking Made Easy 12:00pm BBC News 12:15pm Football Focus 1:00pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm Live Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix Qualifying 5:30pm BBC News Regional News and Weather 5:50pm Pointless Celebrities 6:40pm Strictly Come Dancing 8:00pm Merlin 8:45pm The

Lottery Saturday Draws 8:55pm Casualty 9:45pm Live at the Apollo 10:15pm BBC News 10:30pm Match of the Day 11:50pm The Football League Show 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am BBC News 1:30am The Bottom Line 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News

5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Strictly: It Takes Two 7:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 8:00pm Mastermind 8:30pm An Island Parish 9:00pm Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild 10:00pm QI 10:30pm Newsnight 11:00pm The Review Show 11:45pm Weather 11:50pm Later with Jools Holland 12:55am Jar City

8:20am Dennis and Gnasher 8:30am Trapped Ever After 9:00am Jedward's Big Adventure 9:30am Sorry, I've Got No Head 10:00am The Ministry of Curious Stuff 10:30am Deadly 60 Bites 10:35am Splatalot 11:00am Prank Patrol 11:30am OOglies 11:45am MOTD Kickabout 12:05pm My Fake Fiance 1:30pm Live International Rugby

Union 4:00pm Final Score 5:10pm Live International Rugby Union 7:30pm Attenborough: 60 Years in the Wild 8:30pm Dad's Army 9:00pm QI XL 9:45pm Rolling Stones: Crossfire Hurricane 10:45pm The Rolling Stones at the BBC 11:30pm Keith Richards: A Culture Show Special 12:30am Dawn of the Dead

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

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Waiting for a Heart: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 10:00pm ITV News 10:30pm London News and Weather 10:35pm Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands 11:05pm Grimefighters 11:35pm The Late Debate 12:05am Jackpot247 3:00am Waiting for a Heart: Tonight

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

Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Island Hospital 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 10:30pm ITV News 11:00pm London News 11:10pm Accepted 12:45am Jackpot247 3:00am The Skeleton Key 4:45am ITV Nightscreen

9:25am ITV News 9:30am Jeremy Kyle Show USA 11:15am Murder, She Wrote 12:20pm All Star Family Fortunes 1:05pm ITV News 1:10pm Holiday Home Sweet Home 2:10pm Holiday Home Sweet Home 3:10pm The Mummy Tomb of the Dragon Emperor 5:20pm London Tonight 5:30pm ITV News 5:45pm The Golden Rules of TV 6:15pm New You've

Been Framed! 6:45pm Take Me Out 8:00pm The X Factor 9:45pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 10:45pm ITV News 11:00pm Paul McCartney - Live Kisses 12:00am The Cube 12:45am The Store 2:50am In Plain Sight 3:35am ITV Nightscreen

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Sarah Beeny's Selling Houses 9:00pm Grand Designs 10:00pm Secret State 11:05pm Rory Peck Awards 2012 11:10pm The Town That Caught Tourette's 12:15am Abbey Road Studios: In Session 12:45am Superstar DJs: With Annie Mac 1:10am Stooshe: Intro 1:25am Spotlight: Urban 1:40am Las Acacias

9:00am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss Canada 11:00am A Place in the Sun: 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 12:35pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Phil Spencer: Agent 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Kirstie's Vintage Home 9:00pm The Aristocrats: Blenheim Palace 10:00pm Living with My Stalker 11:05pm Rory Peck Awards 2012 11:10pm 999: What's Your Emergency? 12:15am Embarrassing Fat Bodies 1:10am Geordies Overboard

9:00am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss Canada 11:00am A Place in the Sun: 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 12:35pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Phil Spencer: Agent 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 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 Sarah Millican: Chatterbox 10:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 11:05pm 4Funnies: Dr Brown 11:35pm Random Acts 11:40pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 12:25am Full English 12:55am The Ricky Gervais Show 1:20am My Name Is Earl

8:55am Channel 4 Presents - Hannah 9:00am A Racing Portrait: For the Love 9:30am The Killers: London Live 10:05am Made in Chelsea 11:10am Suburgatory 11:45am The Big Bang Theory 12:20pm The Big Bang Theory 12:50pm The Big Bang Theory 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm 4 Racing 3:55pm The Simpsons 4:20pm Come Dine with Me: Ireland

4:55pm Come Dine with Me: Ireland 5:20pm Come Dine with Me: Ireland 5:55pm Come Dine with Me: Ireland 6:25pm Come Dine with Me: Ireland 6:55pm 4 News 7:25pm 7:30pm Heston's Fantastical Food 8:30pm Stephen Fry: Gadget Man 9:00pm The Wolfman 11:00pm Fatal Attraction 1:15am Micmacs 3:00am Hollyoaks

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: Miami 3:10pm Snowman's Pass 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Emergency Bikers 8:00pm The Removal Men 9:00pm Movie: The Transporter 10:55pm Attack Force 12:45am Ricky Hatton: The Comeback 1:35am SuperCasino 3:55am HouseBusters 4:20am House Doctor

7:40am Thomas & Friends 7:50am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Tickety Toc 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am The Hotel Inspector 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen 1:15pm Home and Away

1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm CSI: Miami 3:15pm An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Rolf's Animal Clinic 8:00pm World's Strongest Man 9:00pm Hatfields & McCoys 10:00pm Navy Seals 12:15am SuperCasino 3:55am HouseBusters

7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Tickety Toc 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am The Hotel Inspector 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Interiors with Kelly Hoppen 1:15pm Home and Away 1:45pm Neighbours 2:15pm The Mentalist

3:15pm Christmas in Canaan 5:00pm 5 News 5:30pm Neighbours 6:00pm Home and Away 6:30pm 5 News 7:00pm Cowboy Builders 8:00pm Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan 9:00pm The Mentalist 10:00pm Castle 10:55pm Law & Order: 11:55pm Inside Hollywood 12:00am SuperCasino 3:55am Motorsport

8:05am Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky 8:25am Angelina Ballerina 8:40am Rupert Bear 8:55am Ben and Holly's Little Kingdom 9:15am Toby's Travelling Circus 9:25am Roary the Racing Car 9:40am Jelly Jamm 10:00am Power Rangers: Super Samurai 10:35am ThunderCats 11:10am Highland Emergency 11:40am The Hotel Inspector

12:35pm The Hotel Inspector 2:30pm The Town That Christmas Forgot 4:15pm The Christmas Pageant 6:00pm A Christmas Visitor 7:45pm 5 News 7:50pm NCIS 9:40pm 5 News 9:45pm CSI: Miami 10:45pm CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 11:40pm Forensic Files 12:05am SuperCasino 4:00am House Doctor

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Neighbourhood Blues 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Watchdog Daily 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 4:25pm Leon

4:30pm Junior MasterChef 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The 1 Show 8:00pm Supersized Earth 9:00pm Crimewatch 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm The Lottery Draws 10:45pm Crimewatch Update 10:55pm Would I Lie to You? 11:25pm Film 2012 11:55pm Shank 1:25am Weatherview 1:30am See Hear 2:00am Ian Hislop's Emotional History of Britain

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Neighbourhood Blues 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Watchdog Daily 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm BBC News; 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under

9:50am Big & Small 10:05am Big Barn Farm 10:20am Charlie and Lola 10:30am 3rd & Bird 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am Daily Politics 1:00pm See Hear 1:30pm Lifeline 1:40pm Coast 1:45pm To Buy or Not to Buy 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Real Rescues 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your

Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Strictly Come Dancing - It Takes Two 7:00pm Celebrity Antiques Road Trip 8:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 9:00pm The Hour 10:00pm The Culture Show 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Great Continental Railway Journeys 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am ABC World News

10:05am Big Barn Farm 10:20am Charlie and Lola 10:30am 3rd & Bird 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am BBC News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Royal Upstairs Downstairs 1:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Real Rescues 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your

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 Crime Stories 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 8:30pm I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! 10:00pm ITV News 10:35pm Exposure Update 11:35pm The Great Train Robbery 12:30am Jackpot247 3:00am Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown 4:40am ITV Nightscreen

9:00am Frasier 10:00am Undercover Boss Canada 11:00am A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm SuperScrimpers 12:35pm Come Dine with Me 1:35pm Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm 1001 Things You Should Know 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Come Dine with Me 5:30pm Jamie's 15 Minute Meals 7:35am Thomas & Friends 7:45am Noddy in Toyland 8:00am Fifi and the Flowertots 8:15am Peppa Pig 8:35am Roary the Racing Car 8:45am Bananas in Pyjamas 9:00am Tickety Toc 9:15am The Wright Stuff 11:10am The Hotel Inspector 12:10pm 5 News 12:15pm Superior Interiors with Kelly Hoppen 1:15pm Home and Away

4:25pm Leon 4:30pm Junior MasterChef 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The 1 Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Young Apprentice 9:00pm Hunted 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Holiday Weatherview 12:25am Undercover: How to Dodge Tax 12:55am Countryfile 1:55am Planet Earth Live: A Lion's Tale

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6:00am Breakfast 7:35am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am Fern Britton Meets Alfie Boe 11:00am Sunday Politics 12:20pm Countryfile 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Escape to the Country 2:30pm Nigel Slater's Dish of the Day 3:00pm Live Formula 1: Brazilian Grand Prix 6:15pm BBC News 6:40pm Countryfile

7:20pm Strictly Come Dancing: The Results 8:00pm Antiques Roadshow 9:00pm The Secret of Crickley Hall 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Match of the Day 2 11:45pm Graham Norton Show 12:30am Weatherview 12:35am Film 2012 1:05am The Choir: Sing While You Work 2:05am Holby City 3:05am Paul Martin's Handmade Revolution 3:50am Sport Today

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am News 11:00am Watchdog Daily 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 4:25pm Leon 4:30pm VIP People

5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The1 Show 7:30pm Inside Out 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm How Safe Is Your Hospital? Panorama 9:00pm New Tricks 10:00pm News 10:35pm Have I Got a Bit More News for You 11:20pm Movie: The English Patient 1:55am Weatherview 2:00am Golden Oldies 3:00am You've Been Trumped

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am News 11:00am Watchdog Daily 11:45am Cash in the Attic 12:13pm News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Escape to the Country 3:00pm BBC News 3:05pm Deadly 60 3:35pm Lockie Leonard 4:00pm Prank Patrol Down Under 4:25pm Leon

4:30pm VIP People 5:00pm Newsround 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm Last Tango in Halifax 10:00pm News 10:35pm Imagine: Sound of Music 11:40pm Film 2012 12:10am The Big Easy 1:50am Weatherview 1:55am Vikings 2:55am Britain's Hidden Hungry

8:40am Wingin' It 9:00am 12 Again 9:30am Gastronuts 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:30am The Great British Bake Off Masterclass 12:30pm Yellowstone Kelly 2:00pm International Rugby Union 3:00pm The Way We Were 4:55pm Songs of Praise 5:30pm Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve 6:30pm Fawlty

Towers 7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Return to Forgotten Britain 9:00pm Dragons' Den 10:00pm Harry & Paul 10:30pm Hebburn 11:00pm The Rolling Stones: Charlie Is My Darling 12:05am Never Mind the Buzzcocks 12:35am Movie: Awaydays 2:15am BBC News 2:30am Asia Business Report

10:30am 3rd & Bird 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Royal Upstairs Downstairs 1:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Real Rescues 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 6:00pm Eggheads

6:30pm Strictly - It Takes Two 7:00pm Antiques Road Trip 8:00pm University Challenge 8:30pm MasterChef: The Professionals 9:00pm The Dark Charisma of Adolf Hitler 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Dragons' Den 12:20am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday

10:30am 3rd & Bird 10:40am Waybuloo 11:00am In the Night Garden 11:30am News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Royal Upstairs Downstairs 1:30pm To Buy or Not to Buy 2:15pm Weakest Link 3:00pm Real Rescues 3:45pm Flog It! 4:30pm Breakaway 5:15pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Strictly - It Takes Two 7:00pm Antiques Road Trip 8:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals 9:00pm Dara O Briain's Science Club 10:00pm Later Live - with Jools Holland 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Albino Witchcraft Murders: Storyville 12:20am News 12:30am HARDtalk

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Julian Ward With reference to a letter in edition of 14th November, concerning relative allowances paid to Old Age Pensioners and immigrants in UK. The letter compared apples with oranges and was biased, even, dare I say, racist. My mother, who died two years ago aged 96, lived in the UK. She was British born and bred, and was on basic old age pension. She had no savings or other income. When I had made the various applications of her behalf, she received a reasonable income, more

By email than she could spend on the modest lifestyle which she enjoyed. She was warm, well dressed and well fed and enjoyed her favourite tipple every day. In addition, she did not pay any Council Tax and had subsided travel, no TV licence fees etc. She had no complaints about her level of income from the State. The writer quoted the OAP as £106 p.w., the basic level. They took care not to mention the other non-means tested allowances like Heating Allowance, which are in

Nora Blaimey Reading your Wickham’s World column in this week’s issue of The News (201) I felt I just had to “put pen to paper” and say how much I agreed with the writer. How dare the authorities try and take some truly wonderful books away from us, just because they feel they are not “politically correct”.

addition. My UK pension is around £150 p.w. plus £55 for my wife (dependent relative under pension age) but of course no Heating Allowance. People on benefits in the UK are in general means tested thus poor people, immigrants or otherwise, receive benefits accordingly. Pensioners who have other income and savings, thus may receive less than those who are less well off, some of whom may be immigrants!

Benalmadena Pueblo It strikes me that, these days, people in authority need to get a life and stop telling the rest of us what we can and can’t do and, especially, read. How dare they! I too read all the usual books, including the classics when I was a child. I did not have a privileged upbringing and the escape these books gave me,

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just being able to sit in a corner getting away from it all with my book, probably gave me the opportunity to grow up into the successful businesswoman I am today. Thanks you for pointing out this mad idea to us and let’s hope lots of people see fit to write to their MP objecting to it.


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e Seven Sisters Apart from the cold, my favourite time of year for looking at the stars is in winter. And one of the most spectacular sights in my opinion is visible right now, The Pleiades cluster.


he Pleiades (ply-a-dees) are a very tight group of stars that have been described as the jewel box of the sky, sprinkled with diamonds. If you have a pair of binoculars you will definitely want to go and use them to have a look at the Pleiades after reading this!


he Pleiades are possibly the most well known of all the star clusters and are mentioned in almost every culture around the world from Aboriginal Australians, Chinese, Mayan and even native American Indians. They are even mentioned three times in the Bible and in Homer’s Odyssey. Charles Messier who was a French astronomer living in the 18th century drew up an extremely accurate chart listing all ‘fuzzy objects’ in the sky that could be mistaken for comets. He listed the Pleiades as number 45 hence the astronomical designation of M45.


o the naked eye most people can make out seven stars forming a very tight knit group of stars in the constellation of Taurus the Bull. To find them, go outside around 9 o’clock and look to the east and you will see the really bright planet Jupiter shining brighter than any thing else in the sky. Now look slightly above Jupiter and you will see the Pleiades.

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hey are so tightly grouped together that at first they look like a fuzzy smudge in the sky but now that you have found them you will see that they are all individual stars. If you can’t count seven stars then ‘should have gone to Specsavers’ springs to mind! he Pleiades or seven sisters are not just a coincidental alignment of stars but in fact are bound together by their respective gravity attraction, almost like a solar system made of stars rather than planets. They are moving through the universe in unison.


he Pleiades are a special group of stars; they are ‘baby stars’ about 360 light years away from Earth. Our Sun is a middle-aged star about six billion years old. In another six billion years it will use up all of its supply of hydrogen. It will expand and swallow up the Earth before collapsing down to a white dwarf. Its light will go out and it will eventually die. But

our star began its life from a gaseous nebular of hydrogen gas that condensed to create a star. After billions of years this gas grew and grew. The pressure and heat inside the core created a thermo-nuclear reaction to take place that converted Hydrogen into Helium that caused the gasses to shine and a star was born.


he Pleiades are in the first stages of their birth – they are about 100 million years old. Compare that to our Sun’s six billion years old and you will see that they are nothing more than toddlers. Photographs taken of the Pleiades through the best telescopes even show the remaining gasses from their creation. These gases will undoubtedly go on to create new planets orbiting around these stars and, who knows, create new life.


o take your binoculars and have a look at the Pleiades and you will see not seven but hundreds of stars. The Pleiades is rich in a myriad of stars. You may even be able to make out the gas clouds surrounding them and I guarantee you will be impressed with what you can see. Notice too the blue/white colour of the stars indicating that they are very hot and very new.


ut while we are talking about the birth and death of stars, look just below the Pleiades at a bright red star called Aldebaran. Aldebaran is 65 light years away from Earth and marks the red eye of Taurus the Bull. It is a very old star and has used up most of its fuel of Hydrogen and begun to swell in size. It is classed as a red giant star and is huge. If Aldebaran was placed where the Sun is then its outer edge would reach out further than the planet Venus and the Earth would be its next meal on the menu.

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Robert Kubica reveals he remains unable to drive single-seater racing cars due to the "big limitation" of movement to his injured right arm. The Pole, currently competing in Italy's Rally di Como in a WRC-winning Citroen C4, says he still has the desire to compete in "high-level championships in rally or on a circuit" while he continues his rehabilitation. The former Renault and BMW-Sauber driver was badly injured in a rallying crash in Italy in February 2011.

Hamilton wins in Texas The drivers' championship will be settled next week in Sao Paolo, Brazil, after Red Bull's Vettel was beaten by Lewis Hamilton, with Ferrari's Fernando Alonso keeping his title chances alive with a well fought third place "Wicked!" said Hamilton, who pumped his fists, waved to the crowd and danced on the nose of his car after his fourth win of the season. "This is one of the best, if not the best Grand Prix, we've had all year." Vettel started the race in pole position and led for the first 41 laps before Hamilton caught him, getting past Vettel just before they reached the tight corner on turn No. 12 at the Circuit of the Americas. "It was a close fight with Lewis. He had one chance and took it. There wasn't much between us," Vettel said. Vettel, the defending twotime Formula One champion, remains 13 points ahead of Ferrari's Alonso in the drivers' championship, and that means the title will come down to the final race of the season. Hamilton, who won the

last U.S. Grand Prix, was talking all week about how much he loves the United States and how badly he wanted to win in his return. Vettel had been dominant in practice and qualifying on the new $400 million track that none of the teams had driven before this week, but couldn't hold off the former world champion on Sunday.

"I knew that lap was going to be the lap that I was going to try, so I turned the engine up and went for it," Hamilton said. Alonso had to work hard to keep up and keep the chase for the drivers' championship going. Alonso was set to start in eighth. But he got a boost to seventh when his Ferrari team broke the gearbox seal of Alonso's teammate, Felipe Massa, incurring a five-spot grid penalty for Massa that allowed Alonso to move up. "The reason for this was for strategy considerations, with the objective of maximizing Alonso's start potential given that he's still in with a chance to win the drivers' championship," Ferrari said in a statement. "It was a decision agreed by

Jaguar Land Rover: China approves joint venture Tata Motors' Jaguar Land Rover unit and Chery Automobile Co. will invest 10.9 billion yuan (£1 billion) to build a manufacturing plant in eastern China and create a new brand to cater to the nation's consumers. The 50:50 venture will also set up a research and development centre, with the factory targeted to be completed in 2014, according to a press release by the companies on Sunday. Jaguar Land Rover, which counts China as its fastest-

growing market, joins Volkswagen Group's Audi, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and BMW in locating production in the world's

biggest vehicle market. The government requires overseas car makers to work with local companies to produce domestically and avoid the nation's 25 percent import duty.

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"Both parties need each other," Bill Russo, president of Synergistic Ltd., said by phone from Beijing. "JLR needs to be localised because quite frankly their competition is localising. It gives Chery an opportunity to really upgrade its capabilities in a time when it really needs that." Profit at Jaguar Land Rover rose 77 percent in the second quarter to 305 million pounds ($487 million). Surging China sales of Land Rover vehicles led by the Evoque have helped CEO Ralf Speth offset slowing demand in Europe.

both drivers." Alonso used the better position to immediately advance three spots on the first lap. He ran into trouble with a bad pit stop though, when his crew struggled to replace his rear left wheel. "Today it was not possible to keep pace (with the leaders)," Alonso said. "They were too far ahead." Alonso, 31, who won consecutive titles in 2005 and 2006 said "We try to look at Brazil with a possibility to fight for a world championship," Vettel , would be just the third driver to win three consecutive titles, joining Juan Manuel Fangio and Michael Schumacher.



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as the “ford” which was actually a flooded road, and some impressive mudslips. Amazingly only one car got lost (naming no names!) and twenty-four members and friends sat down to a wellearned lunch at Las Anforas in Alhaurin el Grande. Definitely a day to remember, for good natured camaraderie rather than beautiful sunny Spanish scenery! SOL Classic Car Club hold a series of very different events, often joining up with other classic clubs. Next month there is a joint meet with the Mercedes Club of Cadiz, as well as various Christmas frolics in La Cala, supporting The Lions, all in addition to the regular monthly run and a special Christmas Dinner club night. More information at: By Jean Joss

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C.O.G.S. at Torrequebrada Some thirty-three members and guests travelled to Torrequebrada Golf Club to show their appreciation to Society Captain Terry Birtles for the service he had given this year. The course, as always, was in spectacular condition and we all felt it was the best course we have played all year. Our thanks go to Manolo Fernandez of Calanova Golf Club for arranging the event at a very competitive rate. The weather forecast was not good but we played in warm and sunny condititions. Nearest the pin on hole nine was Mark Carr a guest for the day. Longest drive on hole 14 was won by Luke Robinson, over three hundred yards. Well done Luke, you beat some of our really big hitters and not bad as you have only been playing for a year. Team prize went to Dave Williams, Dave Haworth, Andy Macfarlane and Graham Tattersall, with any two from four with 80 points. Best guest score was won by Stephen Anderson with 28 points. The main Competition of the day – in

third place overall with 31 points was Geoff Heading. In second place with 32 points was Dave Williams.

In first place, my playing partner with 34 points and the winner of the Captain’s Day Trophy was Brian Millwood, (pictured above right). From all the members, well done Brian, it has been a long time coming. Your handicap cut at last! In last place with not many points and the winner of the wooden spoon was Phil Beardmore. The par three competition was won by Dave Williams with 11 points. The Terry Birtles nearest the pin Competition, was as follows. Hole 3 Luke Robinson, hole 11 Adam Robinson and hole 13 was a tie between Dave Wrigglesworth and Mark

Carr. The members would like to thank Brian Robinson for donating the many prizes that were presented on the

day. Following the golf we travelled back to Lainey’s Bar for a late brunch, paid for by Terry Birtles. Thanks Terry from all of us and thanks also go to all the staff for cooking the meal and putting up with the unruly mob. Another year nearly over and we play our last outing of the season at La Cala on the thirteenth of December, followed the very next day by our Christmas dinner and dance at Miralmonte Restaurant. Thanks go to The News for printing our monthly article and letting me compile it. It must take some time checking it for any inappropriate words! Nig Bowler. Chairman.

Sports & Motors n 31 Benavista Bowling Club Ted Hankey at Homes, Gardens and suffers a mild stroke Outdoor Living

Exhibition Benavista Bowling Club had a stand at this show in an attempt to promote bowling in Spain and at Benavista Green in particular. It was well supported by the members who volunteered to man the stall and help first time bowlers try their hand at the sport on the short mat – kindly supplied by Hughie Holgate along with refreshments for the participants. Over 40 people signed up for the open day on the 18th November. The club were hoping for some new members from this list. The 'Name that Tune' free raffle was won by Tony Farmer. Tony is looking forward to the luxury of two nights at the Kempinski hotel – his wife is hoping he'll take her with him! Hughie got his picture taken with Steve Clarige the football pundit, and Rose Wills assisted Charlie

Wayne’s Poker Tips I play most of my poker on line these days with accounts at most of the big on line casinos, I recently decided to change my banking details with the UK based Sky Poker from my UK account to my Spanish account. This opened a can of worms as regards the legality of ex-pats who hold Spanish residency playing on some sites. Spaniards and Spanish residents can only play on sites that are licensed by the Spanish government. The thing that did stun me was that these players can only play against

Spanish-based players. The sites that are licensed in Spain are 888, PokerStars, Bwin, Ladbrokes and Sporting Bet – these are the big names but there are a few smaller sites about which I know nothing and are most likely franchises of the above sites any way. So to play online poker in Spain if you are a resident you must download the .es versions of the software for the licensed sites, I am now using and can report the standard of play is very good with just enough bad players to make it profitable. I would recommend any

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Former world darts champion Ted Hankey has been ordered by doctors to take a long rest after enduring a mild stroke.

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Virender Sehwag, but Cheteshwar Pujara took them to victory inside 16 overs. Two teams will now proceed to Mumbai for the second Test at the Wankhede Stadium commencing on November 23rd, to be followed by the third and last Tests at Kolkata (December 5th-9th) and Nagpur (December 13th17th).

Luke Donald moved up to world number two in the world rankings and overtook Tiger Woods by claiming victory in the Dunlop Phoenix tournament in Japan. Donald followed up opening rounds of 65, 64 and 71 with a final round of 68 for the win. Donald had led by four shots going into the final round and ended up with a five stroke cushion over nearest rival Hideki Matsuyama. It is the 34-year-old's first tournament win since defending the PGA Championship at

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Malaga travelled to Pamplona in the hope of a win after two successive home defeats. But as early as the 2nd minute Malaga were in trouble, Solo fired home only to be wrongly judged to be offside, (a let off for Malaga). Malaga came into the game and on 10 minutes had the ball in the opposition’s net with Joaquin firing home a pass from Eliseu but this was rightly adjudged to be offside. Willy Caballero saved well on 12 minutes as Malaga looked to have control of the game, a half chance coming Isco’s way in the 26th minute. Osasuna though were always dangerous and again Caballero had to save this time from a header.

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Willy Caballero stood firm to make two late saves

Joaquin, probably Malaga's best player in the game tested Fernandez on 30 minutes but in the second half there was more from Osasuna as they looked for a winner. Caballero made a super save on 49 minutes from the head of Solo, and the same player had a chance 13 minutes later but failed to get on the end of a good move. With seven minutes to go Osasuna should have won it, Cejudo was played through to one on one with

Caballero, who again saved brilliantly. Another save in injury time guaranteed a point for Malaga to break their losing run, but only 2 points from the last 4 games. The next two games Zenit St Petersberg in the Champions’ League tonight (Wednesday) kicking off at 6pm and a mouth-watering game at home to Valencia on Saturday evening. Report by Scott Forbes

faces inquiry in France after 'positive test' Jockey Frankie Dettori is set to face a French horse racing inquiry on Tuesday after testing positive for a banned substance in September. Dettori, 41, is due to appear before the medical committee of France Galop. He tested positive at Longchamp racecourse on 16th September for a substance which his solicitor has said is not "performance enhancing" . A separate stewards' committee meeting may be held later, and it is not clear when any verdict will be known.


India v England Broad and Botham in Twitter row Sir Ian Botham has hit out at Stuart Broad after the England bowler reacted angrily to criticism of his form. After England's defeat by India in the first Test, Broad tweeted: "Before you listen to too many explaying 'experts' being negative, ask them if they ever won a Test series in India...#28years." Botham then sent a tweet to Broad, criticising his overseas performances. He wrote: "Didn't average 40+ with the ball overseas! Not sure what I scored vs India with the bat? #justsaying"


“Scary” times in Israel for Rob Earnshaw Rob Earnshaw admits playing football in Tel Aviv during the current Middle East crisis has been "scary". Earnshaw joined Israeli side Maccabi Tel Aviv on loan in September until the end of the season. The 58times capped Welsh international has revealed he has been training with missiles being destroyed overhead by Israel's Iron Dome missile shield. "It's missiles in the city and that is scary," said Earnshaw.

The News Newspaper - Issue 202  

The News Newspaper - Issue 202

The News Newspaper - Issue 202  

The News Newspaper - Issue 202