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International horsemeat scandal spreads further

Ikea has withdrawn meatballs from its stores in Slovakia, Hungary, France, the UK, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, Greece, Cyprus and the Republic of Ireland, after tests in the Czech Republic turned up traces of horsemeat in a batch made in Sweden.

Ikea's announcement on Monday came after the Czech State Veterinary Administration said horsemeat had been found in 1 kg packs of meatballs manufactured in Sweden and shipped to the Czech Republic for sale in Ikea stores there. A total of 760 kg of the meatballs have been intercepted and stopped from reaching Czech shelves. Horsemeat had also been found in beef burgers imported from Poland, according to the Czech State Veterinary Administration.

Ikea said it had not found any horsemeat during in-house tests on its own range of food products, carried out two weeks ago, but added that new tests would now be carried out. In a statement, it said: "We do not tolerate any other ingredients other than the ones stipulated in our recipes or specifications, secured through set standards, certifications and product analysis by accredited laboratories."





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Bárcenas Horsemeat scandal stripped of passport spreads further Continued from FRONT PAGE

Former Partido Popular treasurer Luis Bárcenas admitted to the High Court on Monday that at one time he had up to €38 million in his accounts in Switzerland – almost double the €22 million that the Swiss authorities had originally reported to Spanish judicial investigators.

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You’re kidding! I couldn’t believe the news last week about that woman with 11 kids who seems to think that the rest of the uK tax payers should pay for her. Sure her husband left her but, how many thousands of other women have been left by their husbands? And OK it’s rare but it does happen, men been left by their wives to look after their children. Most of them get off their bums, get a job and struggle through showing their children a great work ethic while they’re at it. All power to these people and they are the ones who should maybe get a bit of help when they need it. The welfare state should be there as a safety net for those who, through no fault of their own have mental and physical disability and for a few who need a hand for a while as they get themselves back on their feet. I’m sure nobody forced this female to produce 11 kids and as for the rest of the people who do work for a living and pay their taxes, paying for her to have a horse and for her to pay for her boyfriend to go on a flying lesson, she’s got to be joking! While the rest of us struggle through this woman is living the life of Reilly and it would seem that her older kids (who now have kids of their own) don’t work either. So, madam, I would suggest you stop whinging about your lot and pay your way like the rest of us and, if you want someone to look after your younger children while you’re out earning, there are your older kids doing nothing at home anyway so there’s your childcare ready made!



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Also on Monday, the Spanish agriculture ministry announced that traces of horsemeat had been found in beef pasta meals produced by brands owned by the Swiss food giant Nestle. In a statement on its website, the company said it was withdrawing six "La Cocinera" products and one "Buitoni" product from shops in Spain, and that it had halted all deliveries from the meat supplier, Servocar.

Nestle said testing continued across its products, a week after it announced that it was withdrawing two types of beef pasta meals from supermarkets in Italy and Spain which had been supplied by a company in Germany, H J Schypke. A Nestle spokesman

told reporters that the discovery of horsemeat in the products of a second supplier was not an indication that the problem was widespread across the company, but because "we are testing like mad".

Europe's food retailers depend on a complex network of brokers, cold stores and meat-cutting plants around the continent from which to source the ingredients, wherever they are cheapest. The evidence of the past few weeks shows that national food safety authorities have failed to identify a problem in the supply chain over a significant period of time. The latest discoveries came as EU agriculture ministers met to discuss measures to tackle the


horsemeat scandal. These could include a panEuropean labelling project for frozen food, a move which has the backing of France and Germany. But a workable deal could be difficult. At least a dozen countries are involved in the horsemeat affair, which implicates some of the biggest meat processors and food producers. Italy joined the list on Saturday, reporting horsemeat in some lasagne products, a day after Germany's consumer affairs ministry announced it had found traces of horse DNA in 67 of 830 food products tested. Irish authorities on Friday suspended production at one processing plant after horsemeat was found labelled as beef.

After anticorruption prosecutors told Judge Pablo Ruz that Barcenas' “wealth abroad is quite substantial” and he is considered to be a flight risk, he ordered Bárcenas to turn over his passport, prohibited him from leaving the country and to report to the court every 15 days. During his threehour testimony, Barcenas said the money he had stashed abroad came from stock market earnings, as well as real estate and art sales. He said that from 1999 and 2007, the PP had received €23.7 million in anonymous donations and €9 million in registered contributions, adding that the funds were overseen and monitored by the Court of Auditors. Until 2007, political parties in Spain were allowed to receive anonymous donations. Balance sheets published by El Pais daily newspaper on January 31st show that the former treasurer kept track of bonus payments made to leading party officials, including Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, for nearly 20 years. Rajoy, who has denied the allegations, appears to have received



more than €320,000 during this period. Insisting that the money he has abroad was made from investments around the world, Bárcenas repeatedly denied that his Swiss fortune was linked to the ruling party. He agreed to allow the High Court to send a rogatory commission to Switzerland to investigate the origins of those funds. His lawyers told the judge they were waiting for bank statements from Switzerland to turn them over to the court. Court sources said that Bárcenas gave the judge and anticorruption prosecutors additional documents, but did not reveal their contents.

Dozens of journalists and onlookers waited for Bárcenas to arrive at High Court early on Monday. Amid the barrage of television cameras, he told reporters that he was “absolutely convinced” that he will prove his innocence and was ready to testify. Since 2009, Bárcenas has been at the centre of the investigation of the Gürtel contracts-forbribes scheme that took place in the regional PP governments in the Valencia and Madrid. In 2011, the former senator for Cantabria was able to convince the Madrid regional High Court to drop the inquiry against him, but anticorruption prosecutors appealed against the decision and the investigation continues.









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In his testimony to the closed court, Urdangarin insisted that, far from getting involved in his dealings at Nóos, he had been asked to end his association with the foundation, because the King did not consider his activities to be “adequate for my institutional status”.

Urdangarin’s denial of royal supervision contradicts statements made recently by his former partner, which have increased the pressure on the King. Torres told Judge Castro the previous weekend that Urdangarin did not make any move without royal approval, making public more than 200 e-mails to back his claim. Torres also indicated that the Infanta Cristina, who is not under investigation, had been involved in running the foundation, either directly

consider that Urdangarin should have cleared the King of any involvement in his affairs when the case against him began over a year ago, instead of allowing the scandal to drag on and tarnish the image of the monarchy.

Others have said Urdangarin has yet to produce any concrete evidence of his innocence.

or through her royal secretary, Carlos García Revenga. The latter told the court last Saturday that King Juan Carlos did not know that he and the Infanta had been members of the Nóos board, playing a symbolic rather than an executive role. García Revenga said that he joined the board as a “personal favour” to Urdangarin.

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Police arrested 45 people, including nine minors, after a protest against strict austerity measures in Madrid on Saturday, and charged them with vandalism and disturbing the peace.

Though the so-called "human wave" protest was mainly peaceful, as it dispersed dozens of youths started to attack the police, who later found four firebombs in a backpack abandoned on a street.

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Some 40 people were hurt in the scuffles and needed minor medical attention, including 12 police officers, but no-one was seriously injured. Similar demonstrations

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Crown Prince Felipe inaugurated the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona which is expected to be visited by 70,000 people from around the world, spending an estimated more than €300 million during their fourday stay in the city.

They will be able to examine first hand the latest developments in mobile phones, including the fastest smart phone presented by China.

At the Orange stand,

Prince Felipe was shown the company's latest developments – such as being able to make purchases using a mobile phone instead of a credit card. It will also be possible to obtain what the company called a "remote medical diagnosis" via the phone. Barcelona has been declared the Mobile World Capital for the next five years. The MWC is the first international event to be held in the Mobile World Centre which recently

opened its doors in the Catalan capital. It will also host the Mobile World Festival (MWF), date yet to be announced. Fortyseven companies are exhibiting their wares this year, 19 more than the last MWC held two years ago.

The director general of Catalonia government's telecommunications department, Carles Flamerich, told reporters that despite the economic crisis, the mobile phone sector is flourishing and maintaining its vitality.

MP backs down on gender violence

The representative of the Union, Progress & Democracy (UP&D) party on Parliament's Equality Commission, Toni Canto, did a fast U-turn on Monday, after claiming on Twitter that most of the "denuncias" of gender violence presented by women were false. The Ministry of Health, Social

Services and Equality immediately produced figures showing that of the 134,002 cases reported in 2011, only 19 had no basis.

A spokesman said the Ministry had been rooting out false gender violence complaints since 2009 and the figures showed that on average they were less

than 0.01 per cent of all the "denuncias" made.

Canto apologised on Twitter for not making an effort to obtain official figures, after several women's associations rounded on him. They called his claim "intolerable" and said it showed that machismo is

still strong in Spain.

They said his attitude was even more deplorable coming from a member of a party founded by a woman, Rosa Diez, and given that six women have died at the hands of their current or former partners so far this year, they called for him to give up his seat.

a jury of nine has found homeless drug addict deyan Valentinov deyanov criminally responsible for brutally stabbing Jennifer Millswestley, 60, in a supermarket on May 13th, 2011. He then decapitated her and ran into the street carrying her head. He faces up to 20 years in a secure psychiatric unit. during the four-day trial the court heard how deyanov, 29, was diagnosed with acute paranoid schizophrenia and heard voices in his head commanding him "to kill, to fight, to pray". He also admitted to being a regular user of crack cocaine and LSd. a psychiatric assessment concluded that he had been suffering an "acute episode" at the time of the attack and that his mental illness was likely exacerbated by excess alcohol and drugs. Questions were raised as to why deyanov, originally from a wealthy family in ruse, northern Bulgaria, had been allowed free following a spate of violent outbursts in the months preceding the attack. nationwide

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Election ends in deadlock Italy's parliamentary elections have ended in stalemate and the possibility of a hung parliament. With returns from all polling stations processed, the interior ministry figures gave Pier Luigi Bersani's centre-left bloc 29.54% of the vote for the lower house (Chamber of Deputies), barely ahead of the 29.18% polled by exPM Silvio Berlusconi's bloc.

Mr Bersani also won the national vote for the Senate, but was unable to secure the 158 seats required for a majority. Control of both houses is needed to govern and a

"We've started a war of generations," Mr Grillo said in an audio statement on his website. "They are all losers, they've been

see Luxor's famous sites, such as the temple at Karnak and the Valley of the Kings. Luxor Governor Ezzat Saad has imposed an immediate ban on all hot air balloon flights in the province as Prime Minister Hesham Qandeel ordered an investigation into the accident. "What happened in Luxor this morning is a terrible tragedy and the thoughts of everyone in Thomas Cook are with our guests, their family and friends," said Thomas Cook UK & Continental Europe CEO Peter Fankhauser.

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there for 25 to 30 years and they've led this country to catastrophe."

A bloc led by current Prime Minister Mario Monti came a poor fourth, with about 10%. Votes cast outside Italy are still to be collected. The leading blocs will now try in turn

to form a coalition, but with the electorate so divided, many believe a second election will have to follow in a few months.

Mr Berlusconi, 76, left office in November 2011, facing claims of economic mismanagement as the eurozone struggled to contain Italy's debt crisis.

On the first day of a trial in New Orleans over liability for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, the lawyer acting for the plaintiffs' steering committee – which represents thousands of businesses and individuals – told the court on Monday that BP executives were most focused on costcutting. He also attacked the rig's operator, Transocean, saying the company's safety official on the rig had had little training – "just a three-day course and he had never been

aboard the Deepwater Horizon". The trial could result in the biggest civil fine in history of up to $17.6 billion.

The trial could last for months, but the risks are so great for BP that it may try to reach a settlement, analysts have said.

Once the world's second-biggest oil company, BP has fallen to fourth place after selling off billions of dollars worth of assets to set aside money to cover liabilities related to the disaster.

The opposition has dismissed the idea as "absurd" and an insult to poor people, but Prelate Bernhard Felmberg, the senior representative of the evangelical Church in Germany (eKD), has backed the proposal, adding that how and whether to distribute the products in question would have to be examined. last Friday, Germany's consumer affairs ministry announced that it had now found traces of horse DNA in 67 of 830 food products tested. AlGeriA

Hostage crisis gas plant reopens

The remote gas plant at the centre of a deadly hostage-taking last month has partially resumed production. The Tiguentourine plant has been closed since the attack by alQaeda-linked gunmen who took hundreds of local and dozens of foreign workers hostage. After four days the Algerian army ended the siege by storming the complex, but 29 insurgents and at least 37 hostages were killed. The plant is now operating at about a third of capacity, reports said. When in full operation, the plant produces about 9 billion cubic metres of gas a year, or about 11% of the total produced by Algeria – a key supplier of gas to europe. Chile

Pinochet 'tried to cling to power'

Newly declassified documents from the US National Security Archive show that the late military dictator Augusto Pinochet wanted to hold on to power when he lost a referendum on his rule in 1988.

The documents say the general planned to do "whatever was necessary to stay in power." Pinochet sought the support of his closest military allies to overthrow the results but they refused and he had to accept defeat. The following year, Chileans elected a civilian government and Gen Pinochet was replaced in 1990. More than 3,000 Chileans were killed by the military government between 1973 and 1990 and Pinochet was facing numerous charges for alleged human rights abuses as well as corruption when he died in 2006.

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Britain’s energy regulator has warned that energy prices are likely to rise sharply as the country is forced to rely on imported gas.

European Union pollution laws mean that some coal-fired power stations will have to be closed down. Outgoing chief executive Alistair Buchanan fears Britain could be facing an energy gap. Coalition Government Ministers have blamed the last Labour Government for failing for a decade to deal with the likely shortage of power plants.

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The islands are a British overseas territory and while the UK has taken the lead it supports international efforts to establish a network of protected areas throughout the Southern Ocean.

Buying less burgers Sales of frozen beefburgers and ready meals across the UK have plummeted since the scandal involving horse DNA erupted recently according to the first retails sales figures available.

According to Kantar Worldpanel during the four weeks ending February 17th, frozen burger sales plunged by 43% while frozen ready meals dropped 13%. Some of these figures could be attributed to the fact that a lot of ready meals had been removed from the supermarkets shelves.

Late snow in Britain has put a pause on spring as flowering plants and bulbs hold back for warmer temperatures.

new autumn collections will feature a ‘best of British’ initiative.

Bid to protect fish in Southern Ocean Television viewers have been able to see Britain’s efforts to preserve fish stocks in remote areas of the Southern Ocean thanks to a programme featuring Hugh FearnleyWhittingstall.

The figures show a dramatic change in what people are buying to eat in UK outlets. Out of Asda, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s, only Sainsbury’s showed an increase in market share of 4.6% in the last quarter. On the other hand, Tesco’s share dropped by 0.31% to 29.7% despite them being the first to drop its frozen burgers. Morrisons was the only one of the ‘Big Four’ to show a drop in sales in the 12 week period covered by the results.


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‘Energy gap’ Marks and Spencer likely to cause deal promotes British sharp rise in UK prices Two new ranges are to be unveiled in April and currently remain under wraps. New faces have been brought in to revamp the store’s clothing and

The problem with the contamination first came to light on January 16th when a report by Irish food officials became public but has since grown across Europe with some suppliers coming from France and as far as Poland and a Nielsen consumer survey conducted two weeks ago showed that 96% of UK adults were aware of the horsemeat scandal and 74% were concerned.

"It might seem natural to attribute this decline to the horsemeat contamination; however, Tesco undertook heavy promotions this time last year, where consumers received a £5 voucher when they spent £40, and not repeating this offer will have adversely affected its share," Kantar Worldpanel director Edward Garner said. Meanwhile, Morrison’s have announced a decision to buy a number of Blockbuster video stores to convert into metro outlets, something they sadly lacked against the others

in the past. Morrisons is also expected to bolster sales in the coming months as it is the only major UK supermarket with its own abattoir division, assuring meat supply chain integrity.

However, there appears to be a growing split in the upper and lower edges of the market. "Waitrose and Aldi delivered all-time record shares this period of 4.8% and 3.3% respectively indicating that market polarisation and the 'two nations' consumer climate continues," Mr Garner said. "Iceland records 10.1% growth confirming that the frozen food category as a whole remains robust." Research now shows that the total grocery market is growing at a rate of 3.7%, which lags behind grocery price sector inflation of 4.3%. As a result, pressure continues on shoppers who are using 'coping strategies' to reduce their effective personal inflation rate. These strategies include switching products and retailers to seek out offers.




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A British household name, Birds Eye, a frozen food brand, has been drawn into the horse meat controversy and has withdrawn three ready meals made by a Belgian supplier. Birds Eye has taken spaghetti bolognese, shepherd’s pie and lasagne off the shelves as a precautionary measure after traces of horse meat were found in a chilli con carne from the same source. High street grocer and supermarket chain the Co-op has apologised to customers after horse DNA was found in its burgers.


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Premier club Swansea beat Bradford City 5-0 in the final of the League Cup at Wembley and as the score suggests it was a rather onesided game. Bradford City have seen better times and currently play in Division 2. They did extremely well to reach the final of the competition and the cup run will have been a welcome boost to the club’s finances.


City beat Chelsea Manchester City remain 12 points behind table toppers Manchester United in English soccer’s Premier League but they had to beat Chelsea 2-0 on Sunday with goals from Toure and Tevez to stay in touch. Manchester United had beaten bottom club Queen’s Park Rangers by the same margin on Saturday, putting pressure on City to get a result. Rafael and the evergreen Ryan Giggs scored for United.

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Medal for WWII heroes Vet murderer jailed Veterans who were part of the Arctic Convoys and Bomber Command during World War Two are, at long last, to be recognised for their bravery with medals.

The newly designed Arctic Star – based on the World War Two Stars and the Bomber Command gold clasp – to be worn on the ribbon of the 1939 to 1945 Star based on the Battle of Britain clasp will be received “within weeks” while production of the awards starts this week. They will be available to almost a quarter of a million veterans and their families. The decision to award the medals was announced by PM David Cameron last year.

Veterans’ Minister Mark Francois said: "All those who served our country in Bomber Command and on the Arctic Convoys deserve nothing but the utmost respect and admiration from us. That's why I am delighted that these special individuals will in the next few weeks begin to receive the Bomber Command clasp and Arctic Star that they have so long deserved. I am also pleased to announce that the families of those no longer alive will

also be able to apply for these awards in recognition of their loved ones' bravery."

It capped a long battle for recognition by Operation Dervish veterans, who embarked on what Winston Churchill called the "worst journey in the world" to keep supply lines open. More than 3,000 died. Between 1941-45, merchant ships delivered supplies to the Soviet Union – primarily the ports of Murmansk and Arkhangelsk – escorted by the Royal Navy and their counterparts from Canada and the US. They have been credited with keeping Russian morale up in the fight against Nazi Germany. Only about 400 veterans are thought to still be alive.

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When the announcement was made towards the end of last year, Commander Eddie Grenfell, an Arctic Convoy veteran and leading campaigner for recognition, told Sky News that he was "pleased but not delighted" and accused Mr. Cameron of taking too long. "In the meantime God knows how

many of my Arctic Convoy chums have died waiting," said the 92-year-old from Portsmouth. Cmdr. Grenfell, rescued when his ship was blown to pieces on one mission, served in a number of theatres during the war but said none was as horrific as the Arctic. Once the conflict ended, he said it was impossible to campaign for a medal for helping the Russians because Moscow was then the enemy. When relations thawed after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the 1990s, an attempt to secure recognition was refused because of a rule saying medals can be awarded only within five years of the end of a war. The Bomber Command clasp will attach to the 1939 to 1945 Star. Anyone who flew at least one operational sortie will qualify. Eligible veterans and next of kin are now encouraged to apply for the new awards. Details and an application form can be found at or by telephoning 08457 800 900. The News’ own Geoff Heading will be applying on behalf of his now deceased father who was on the Arctic Convoys.

for 37 years minimum A man who murdered Flintshire, North Wales vet Catherine Gowing, 37, before cutting up and disposing of her body had a long-standing fantasy to imprison, rape and kill a woman, a court has heard. Production manager Clive Sharp, 47, was jailed for a minimum of 37 years at Mold Crown Court after admitting murder.

court: "My parents are heart-broken. They miss her smiling face, her kindness, her compassion and the energy she exuded."

The judge Mr. Justice Griffith Williams described the crime as "carefully pre-meditated and planned". Passing sentence, Mr Justice Griffith Williams told Sharp: "This is a horrific, cold-hearted murder,

The court had been told that Sharp had bought a Halloween mask, bleach, a hacksaw, bin bags and heavy duty tape before going to her home. Sharp initially denied murdering Miss Gowing but his DNA was found on her mattress and parts of her body subsequently found in police searches.

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One in 4 mayors Andalucia's could lose salary favourite children Every year, on February 28th, Andalucia Day, the Junta names the region’s favourite son or daughter.

When the new law on Local Administration, which eliminates mayors' salaries in municipalities of less than 1,000 inhabitants, comes into effect a quarter of Andalucia's mayors could end up working for the love of it. Of the region’s 771 municipalities, 211 have populations of less than 1,000. Just over half are governed by the Socialist Party, just over a quarter by the Partido Popular and the rest by the Partido Andalucista and Izquierda Unida (United Left), so all the region's principal parties will be affected. Most of the mayors affected currently earn less than €1,000 a month after tax. Some mayors


believe the law is not logical "because the responsibility remains the same". Others, who devote themselves full time to their town's problems, say they will not be able to continue doing so.

One of the region's youngest mayors, 31-yearold Elizabeth Lazana said she would continue working 12 or 14 hours a

day for the 292 inhabitants of Busquistar in the Alpujarra. "What else can I do," she said. "We all have to do our bit in this crisis.”

Some, like Alonso Limon, mayor of Villanueva de las Cruces, has his own business. "It's a small town," he said, "and doesn't demand too much of me."



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This year, actor Antonio Banderas will share the honour with the sisters of Manuel José García Caparrós, a Malaga worker who was killed by police during a protest in favour of autonomy for Andalucia on December 4th, 1977. They will join four other Malagueños

Although the European Union decreed years ago that the universal emergency number is 112, the province of Malaga continues to use a variety of local ones. One of the most common ones is 061, used to call an ambulance. Another two that people are familiar with is 092 for the Local Police and 091 for the National Police.

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The Guardia Civil have their own number – 062 – and the firemen in Malaga capital use 080.

Meanwhile 016 is used nationwide to report cases of gender violence, while 010 provides general information about Malaga city and 060 does the same for the government in Madrid.

When actress Marta Hazas visited Ronda's Museo del Bandolero (Bandits' Museum) while appearing in a play in the town recently she was very impressed by the

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Four Malagueños by adoption have also been honoured in the past three decades: poet Jorge Guillén (1983); poet Pablo Baena (1988); singer Niña de la Puebla (1990); and Pablo Picasso's daughterin-law Christine Picasso (2003).

In some EU countries, 112 is now the only number available for emergencies of any kind and a recent survey showed that 85 per cent of Spaniards tend to use that number. However, Malaga provincial government is not doing very much to encourage the people of them province to do the same.

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The first Malagueña, philosopher Maria Zambrano who lived in Velez-Malaga, was named in 1985, followed by neurophysiologist Jose Manuel Rodriguez

Delgado, a native of Ronda, in 1988. In 1992, it was the turn of Antequera poet and another poet, María Victoria Atencia, was honoured in 2005.

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small museum. She plays Sara Reeves in Antena 3's "Bandolero" and when she got back to Madrid she convinced the station to donate some of the costumes used in the series to the Ronda museum.

The museum was opened in 1995 and contains a lot of material on the origins of banditry in Andalucia. Museum administrator Ana Lopez told reporters she hoped the costumes from the very popular series would attract more visitors.

The museum also houses costumes and props from the series about Curro Romero, Andalucia's most famous bandit, which was filmed in the Serrania de Ronda and debuted on Spanish television in 1976.


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The Arab-style baths the Granada-based company Hammam Al Andalus has been building for the past 10 years in the Los Matires square in Malaga's historic centre at a cost of more than €5 million are expected to open in a few weeks time. Company manager Antonio Rivadeneyra told reporters that opening at this time of the year was

Sardine U-turn

After announcing a few days ago that the chiringuitos in Mijas would have to cook their sardines on metal skewers rather than wooden or bamboo ones, the council has since announced that this will no longer be an obligation but rather a recommendation. The U-turn came after the council received a letter from the Junta de Andalucia's health office in Malaga pointing out that the regional government had not issued any new regulations in this matter.

Junta spokesman Antonio Collado said each establishment should conform to the highest health and hygiene standards and had recommended the use of metal skewers for those reasons, but their use was not obligatory. Chiringuito owners had objected strongly to the council's announcement last week, saying they had been cooking sardines on wooden or bamboo skewers for centuries.

"risky" but he said the site was ideal and the high tourist season was just round the corner. He said the baths' architectural design had been transferred from ancient Medina to Malaga during the Moorish occupation centuries ago and today's visitors would be transported back to that relaxed and tranquil past.


Rivadeneyra said he thought people between the ages of 25 and 40



would the ones most inclined to visit the baths which, unlike the religious-oriented baths in Morocco or Turkey, focus on leisure and health. The Granada baths opened 15 years ago and were the first to be built in Spain since the since the expulsion of the Moors five centuries ago. The Hammam Al Andalus company has also built baths in Cordoba and Madrid.

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US cruise companies interested

Several american cruise lines have told delegations from Malaga Port authority, the City Council and the Costa del Sol Tourism office that they intend to add Malaga port to their schedules of calls in the near future. The delegations have recently visited Miami and Seattle to hold promotional talks with the Carnival, royal Caribbean, azamara, Celebrity Cruise, norwegian, oceania-regent Seven Seas, Holland america, Seabourn Cruise line and Windstar cruise companies. In all, these companies will have made more than sixty visits to Malaga by the end of the year. Malaga

More civil than religious weddings

Civil weddings continue to surpass religious ones, according to the national Statistics Institute (InE). In the first six months of last year, there were 1,468 civil ceremonies, while 769 couples were married in Catholic churches and 19 in other churches. That was a drop of 13 per cent over the same period the previous year. Malaga was the province of andalucia with the most civil ceremonies, with 65 per cent of those registered throughout the region, followed by almería (63 per cent), Cádiz (55 per cent), granada (55 per cent) and Huelva (52 per cent). In Jaén, Córdoba and Sevilla church maintained their lead over civil ceremonies. ronda

Poor olive harvest

The manager of the almazara olive cooperative in ronda, Juan rosúa, estimates that production had dropped by 60 per cent because of climate factors. He said last summer was too dry, the autumn was unusually wet, and the frosts have been very heavy this winter. He said only 4.3 million kilos of olives have been collected, as opposed to seven million kilos in 2011. He said poor olive harvests in the rest of andalucia will add at least €1 to the price of oil in the supermarkets.

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his sad record is in stark contrast to what happened under the first Socialist postFranco government. Felipe Gonzalez literally dragged Spain into the 20th century with dozens of badly-needed social reforms such as pensions, health care and education for everyone, regardless of class or political persuasion. Many readers will still remember the reforms carried out by the first post-Second World War Labour government. Most of the governments who made the Scandinavian countries welfare heavens were also on the Left. And whether we like to admit it or not, Fidel Castro vastly improved the lives of the Cubans before he fell under the sway of the Russians. Even the Russians themselves improved life for the downtrodden in the beginning, until Stalin started seeing enemies behind every blade of grass and under every stone. So we can't blame Andalucia's continuing backwardness on what I have come to call the Socialists dictatorship.


n fact, in comparison with the Andalucia of just 40 or 50 years ago, what we have today is Nirvana. I remember the roads my then Spanish fiancé and I biked along in Huelva, Cadiz and Malaga in the 60s. They were little more than cart tracks, with comparatively decent roads on the way down from Madrid stopping at Jaen, which I perceived as the gateway to Andalucia. The Costa del Sol was just a string of poor if picturesque fishing villages and Malaga city and the other provincial capitals belonged to another century. Then the tourists and people seeking a home in the sun started to arrive – bringing lots of lovely lolly with them and turning the Costa del Sol into the Costa del Cemento. Progress unfortunately has a price.

n the surface, Andalucia looks pretty prosperous these days, despite the economic crisis,

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ndalucia became an autonomous region on February 28th, 1981, and has been governed by the Socialist Party ever since. After centuries of being the second poorest region in Spain – Extremadura being the poorest – it was only to be expected that the Andalusians would turn to the Socialists in the hope of righting all those historical social and economic wrongs. Yet whenever the National Statistics Institute or similar bodies publish figures on education, health, salary levels, etc. Andalucia always comes second from the bottom, above its age-old poorer cousin Extremadura, which was also governed by the Socialist Party until recently.


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which – naturally – has hit the region and Extremadura harder than the rest of Spain. Andalusians have the reputation of being laid back, fiesta loving, irresponsible and inefficient but I think those traits are just part of the problem.


hat's happened basically is that the past has a nasty habit of reasserting itself if it is not well and truly put to rest once and for all. So what has happened here in Andalucia is that we have a new elite which is using its position in government to amass the fortunes that the old elite made out of their huge land and commercial holdings here and in South America. The phenomenon is perhaps more marked in Andalucia but it contaminates the rest of Spain to a larger or lesser extent.


very which way we turn these days we run into some huge corruption scandal or other, involving all the political parties but especially the main two – the Partido Popular and the Socialist Party. In fact, at the moment there are so many scandals running concurrently that those of us who try to keep up with them find ourselves floundering around as if in a swamp.


or the moment I've given up trying to understand what's happening, for the simple reason that most of the facts are being covered up or distorted by a hall of political mirrors. I watch the late night political chat shows and my heart aches for the journalists who are trying to tell us what is really going on. The trouble is that most of them have a political axe to grind. Is there nobody in Spain clear eyed and clear headed enough to tell us what is really going on?


o happy birthday, Andalucia, but I prefer to remember you when Seville was a beautiful city, not swarming with tourists, where a walk through the old Jewish ghetto, now called Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) took one back to the Middle Ages.


or the sake of argument, let’s suppose we are living in a united federation of Europe where strong banking and fiscal rules override national regulations governing financial institutions in each of the 27 member nations. As part of this structure, a hard-hitting criminal code covering all countries is strictly enforced. Europol has the power to come in and investigate, file charges and arrest anyone – from politicians to businessmen – in all the member states. There is no immunity for elected officials. Money launderers, fraudsters, and embezzlers of programmes involving European money would be put on trial in Brussels or, under a new continental-wide court restructuring plan, taken before one of the regional European courts established to cover the country where the crimes were committed.


uropol would have a greater presence in the 27 nations; in many countries we would see raids and arrests being made by a highly trained federal police force that would have broader jurisdiction than national police officers. White collar crime suspects and disgraced national lawmakers would be paraded before television cameras as they are hauled away. The Europol force would not be subjected to any type of political pressure from one nation.


nder Europe’s new speedy trial code, the amount of time between the arrests of suspects and the start of their trial would be limited to 180 days, with extensions given to defence lawyers for fair grounds. In other words, people like Luis Bárcenas would not be allowed to be flying to Vancouver for skiing excursions while he faces possible money laundering, tax fraud and illegal enrichment charges back home in connection to €38 million he purportedly had stashed away in Switzerland. His high-style living and blatant mockery of justice has ignited outrage across the entire country. It was only on Monday – more than three years since he was first placed under investigation for money laundering and tax evasion in the massive Gürtel corruption inquiry – that the High Court finally decided to declare him a flight risk and confiscate his passport. But under an iron-fisted European justice system, Bárcenas would have been put in protective custody and had all his assets in question blocked until the outcome of his trial.


ut we live in a sadder reality. There are no such rules governing Europe today; no continental police force allowed to assume jurisdiction in such cases. No

one is taken before a court at The Hague for white collar crimes; only human rights cases seem to get the high-profile merit, and those proceedings are usually long-drawnout proceedings with years passing before there is actually an opening trial date.


he dire Spanish judicial system is our only hope. The investigative and trial process is extensive and cumbersome, with large gaps between the time a person is formally told that he or she is a target of a court inquiry (“imputar”) and the trial itself. A large part of the problem contributing to this expanded litigation is the fact that there is no oversight on the initial investigative stage when suspects and witnesses are called to give statements before a judge. These probable cause hearings are secret – the public isn’t allowed – and they can go on for months before a decision, if any, is handed down.


t has been a year since Iñaki Urdangarin, the king’s son-in-law, was first subpoenaed to testify about the alleged embezzlement of public funds that took place at his non-profit Nóos Institute. He appeared before a Balearic Islands judge in August and again last Saturday, but we still don’t know how far along the investigation is or why is it taking so long. At the same time the Urdangarin inquiry, which has captured the international media’s attention, is tarnishing the Spanish monarchy’s image as an institution.


he criminal process that I have described above is similar to what has been long established in the federal system in the United States. The FBI is called in to help conduct exhaustive investigations in cooperation with the US Attorney’s Office and bring in any state or local public official before one of the 94 federal courts that cover the 50 states and insular territories. The US Justice Department’s investigative arm isn’t perfect but its power to stop public corruption through its white collar crimes unit is immense. Nevertheless, the reality check is that the States are not Europe, and Europe is not the US. But with political corruption not only destroying Spain but also other countries such as Italy, Romania, Bulgaria and Greece, it is time for the EC to propose introducing expansive criminal justice reforms so that certain corrupt councillor in that certain town located in that certain province in Spain can one day actually be hauled into court.


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World Discredited Bulgaria´s Women’s Day Of Prayer Government steps down In a stagnated situation of crisis it is not only Bulgaria’s people who say “enough”, but the Prime Minister too. The former wrestler, police chief and Prime Minister Boiko Borisov, announced last Wednesday his intention – together with that of his whole team – to resign, as they were not going to rule a country while its very police were hitting its people, literally, on their noses.

Borisov, Prime Minister and leader of the Citizens for European Development of Bulgaria (GERB), has carried out several austerity measures in a country – the poorest among the EU27 – where the minimum wage is as low as 158 euros, a deficient indicator** when compared with countries such as Denmark or Luxembourg. Up to 22% of the population live below the poverty line in the Bulgaria. Recent demonstrations ended up with fearsome

results. At least 25 people were arrested and eight more injured by the police. Added to this figure should be the two police who were injured in these – violent at times – mass protests. With a citizenship close to exhaustion, the Prime Minister’s move could breach the wall they are stuck against to open a thread of hope in which a better economic situation may be foreseeable. As Bulgaria's President, Rosen Plevmev, said to a congregation of demonstrators recently, “the Presidency is open” to make Bulgaria a middle class country among its EU fellow economies. This could be predictable if it were not that the prior Government and current opposition were negligent in the financial area, stifling cases of corruption that agitated the whole

political arena of the country. Embarrassing corruption cases involving the Government have done nothing but further discredit politicians who are now completely distrusted by the majority of ordinary citzens. It is good to remember that in the 2009 election campaign Borisov played his cards with the apparent ambition of removing the struggle that Bulgaria´s democracy had with the corruption of some of his fellows.

Along with the nationwide protests that are being held in the country, a new generation of democratic young citizens is rising steadily to protect the institutions from the plague of corruption and systematic irregularities that stalk the political arena. The



that began in 2007 is ending up with more than a Government touched by the irate hand of its people, angry at their austerity measures, which proved to be very taxing in the long run to their citizens. Maybe the key would not be so much as whether it is easy to cut the country public spending, but how to keeping its citizenship calmed while doing so. written by Daniel Fernández Cantalapiedra who is a new writer for The News. Snr. Fernández has a Bachelor in Tourism degree and is currently studying Law and Economics at the Universidad Nacional a Distancia (UNED) in Spain. **(Source: http:// eu/nui/ earn_mw_cur&lang=en)

Women’s World Day of Prayer is a unique organisation that speaks with the voices of women from all corners of the globe. On March 1st, women and men will be gathering all over the world to celebrate, using a programme of worship prepared this year by women in France. The theme chosen for them became close to their hearts: “I was a stranger and you welcomed me”. France, like other European countries, receives many asylum

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Community News Come and meet RAFA We all know what the British Air Force do – or we think we do – but what about the people that are injured serving their country or the families left behind when a member of the British Ar force dies, or indeed as the airmen themselves get older? This is where the Royal Airforces Association welfare comes in, together with social events, trips and all manner of gettogethers. The Royal Air Forces Association, Benalmadena Branch, think it is time the inland areas were made more aware of what RAFA is, and what they do. To start this campaign off, an Open Day is being held in Coin on Saturday 2nd March, at The Olive Tree, from 12 noon until 4pm. The branch will have their

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display stand there, packed with information, plus lots of RAFA "goodies" including the Wings Bear, mini-bears, aircraft pins and postcards, and lots more. There will be a raffle with prizes including a year's RAFA membership and two tickets to the Easter Ball being held at Hotel Tamisa Golf. A light buffet is being laid on plus some wine. The normal excellent Olive Tree menu will also be available and, of course, a full bar service. This is the 70th anniversary of RAFA and this open day is part of improving the awareness of the association. Few people realise how much the association does for the Costa del Sol ex-RAF community. Last year, the branch dispersed just over 42000€ in the Costa del Sol



area in real financial help. The welfare team work tirelessly and cover many thousands of kilometres visiting and assessing cases. All this is voluntary work and expenses incurred are funded locally and are not part of the help given to our clients. The normal area covered by the branch is from Estepona to East Malaga and about 50 kilometres inland. This is not exclusive and on occasions they venture further afield. They may in the near future also be covering Gibraltar and are looking to recruit more help on the welfare team. Come and have a look at what they do. If you can help by becoming a member or being involved then that would be great. The association has a


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social scene as well and currently meet on the first Tuesday of the month at Restaurant La Luna in Campo Mijas at 12.30 pm, and on the 3rd Monday of the month at The Peacock, Bonanza Avenue, Arroyo de la Miel at 2pm. Further details can be found on our website, uk, where there is also information about the Easter Ball being held on Saturday 30th March, at Hotel Tamisa Golf. Looking forward meeting you!


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Have you seen Buster? He disappeared from his home in the Alqueria region of Alhaurin around 4.30pm on Tuesday 12th (2 weeks ago). He is a Podenco style dog but has a beautiful long feathered tail. He had a leopard print

collar on when he went missing. This is a deeply loved family dog and they desperately want him back home. There is a reward for his return so, if you have any information where he can be found, please call 669 206 285 or 646 394 315.

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She was neglected by the puppy breeder who sold her siblings and then handed Paca on to someone who was

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She is now in a foster home but this charming little girl needs a loving home and family of her own. If you can help please call 605 227 155.

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Dinner with Day Colonel Bob off!

Passion in Art great success

Tomorrow, Thursday 28th February is an important Bank Holiday in this area as it is the day to celebrate Andalucia Day.

Most shops and offices will be closed but bars, cafés and restaurants will usually be open.

Colonel Bob Stewart, second from right, with members of Conservatives Abroad Association

A dinner with speaker Colonel Robert Stewart was held by the Conservatives Abroad Association last Friday at the Tamisa Golf Hotel. As usual, an excellent dinner was served and between the main course and dessert, Colonel Bob told his audience about his exploits in Ireland during

For Mum For all the tireless effort your mother has put into looking after you, the time to celebrate her this year is on Sunday March 10th when it is Mothering Sunday here in Spain.

It’s only a week away so it’s time to start thinking about getting out and choosing your cards and maybe a small (or even a whopping!) present for her. And Dads – why not sit and spend some time with the kids making something for her if money’s tight?

A friend of mine got his two girls to paint a picture each and had them framed quite cheaply. It didn’t cost a lot of money and their mum was overjoyed with the present and the thought that went into it.

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the troubles, the Bosnian War and also his time in Afghanistan. He then went on to explain why he had become an MP and how important it is to get the people of the UK off benefits and into work whilst keeping the integrity of the UK welfare state for those who need it.


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Nearly 1000 visitors crammed the Salón Linares in Benahavis on Sunday, February 17th, for the exhibition of contemporary art by local painters and sculptors and the event, was by general consent a triumph. For the exhibitors themselves the day was crowned by sales and commissions and many declared it the best they had ever attended. “The level of attendance and the enthusiasm of visitors and exhibitors alike were beyond all our expectations,” said Betty Fooks, chair of the BDFAS, adding: “We took a step into the unknown but thanks to the efforts of our remarkable team, we seem to have created a milestone event that we would certainly like to see repeated.” The exhibition attracted 17 of the Costa del Sol’s most talented artists, all of whom were present to talk



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to visitors about their works. Among the VIP visitors was John Myatt, a hugely successful artist himself who rose to fame in the 1980’s when his works in the style of various 20th century masters fooled the entire art world for years. His talk the previous day was also a sell-out success. An enthralled audience of BDFAS members gained a fascinating insight into his audacious deceptions, his ultimate fall and his subsequent career as the acknowledged master of ‘genuine fakes’. “This weekend demonstrated what a thirst there is for art and culture among the Costa del Sol’s resident communities,”

Betty Fooks said. “Our own success in launching the latest NADFAS-affiliated society in southern Spain in little more than a year is testimony to that and I urge anyone interested in art appreciation to visit our website,” Local artist Chandy Haggett said that she had a wonderful day and had managed to sell 14 of her original silk screen prints (an example of which is above) as well as making many new contacts throughout the day.

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Your Weekly Entertainment Guide INSIDE THIS WEEK RAFA - Come and find out who they are on Saturday at The Olive Tree It’s a classic! - Join the Sol Classic Car Club and do a different kind of run Theatre - The fabulous Lito Blues band appearing at The Salon Varietes

Fabulous trip offers to Morroco and Portugal in April & May nights in a hotel, plus one overnight trip on the train.

These trips are being run by the same people as the one to Valencia’s spectacular Burning Of The Fallas that we told you about last week.

A similar trip to Morocco was run last year and everybody who went on it has said what a great time they had and what fantastic value for money it was. The Morocco trip leaves on Tuesday April 30th for six days and four

Take in the exotic sights of Marrakesh with its fascinating street markets both day and night (pictured left), and Fez with it’s world famous dyeing pits for leather and fabrics (right) plus time to wander round and soak up the atmosphere. The trip includes a Morrocan courier who will be on hand 24/7 plus local guides and you will be on a halfboard basis. The cost of this trip is just €375 per person. The second trip is to Portugal where you will be staying in the Hotel Oriental (pictured below) that overlooks the Atlantic

Ocean in Portimao on the Algarve. The trip leaves on Monday 27th May for five days and four nights rest, relaxation and fun!

Tickets for this trip are €325 per person, again on a half board basis.

For more information on these trips call Jo or Derek Rawnsley on 696 430 160 and if you missed the article last week on the trip to the Burning of the Fallas, we understand there are still a couple of places left if you want to join in. That trip leaves on Sunday March 17th for a spectacular four days and

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Happy Happy Birthday Birthday Jackie Sue three nights. Tickets cost €275 per person on a B&B basis and is one of those “must see” events of the year in Spain. Don’t miss out!

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Lito Blues at the Salon this Sunday

The Lito Blues Band, a Malaga-based, five-piece band that perform sell-out gigs at major venues across Spain and internationally will be appearing at the Salon Varietes in Fuengirola on Sunday March 3rd. Highly talented with inspired live performances, their concert – featuring works by the Blues ‘greats’

including Eric Clapton, Chuck Berry, Etta James, B.B King, Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson, as well as performing classics from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Van Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Jeff Beck, and Bill Withers, amongst many others – in the intimate setting of ‘The Salon’, will certainly be unmissable.

Book early, the theatre’s Box Office is open between 10.30 am and 1.30 pm Monday to Saturday; and between 7 and 8 pm Monday to Friday. You can call 952 47 45 42 to reserve your tickets then you can collect and pay on the night before 6.30 pm. Tickets not collected by 6.40 pm will be released for resale to those waiting.

Actually tying the knot in Spain is a very complicated and long drawn-out process where the paperwork can take up to a year to sort out. Most people find that it’s a lot easier to either go back to the Uk or down to Gibraltar to sort out the legal side of things and then have a blessing here in Spain. But if you have plenty

of time and don’t want to get married in the next couple of months, there are people that can help you through the minefield. Of course, there are many venues that you could chose from but, wouldn’t it be lovely to choose somewhere where you have views over the rolling green of a golf course, a fabulous pool, great big rooms for you

and your guests to retire to and fabulous food? And you can book the entertainer of your choice! The place that has all of these things is the Tamisa Golf Hotel, next to Mijas Golf course and John and his team will guide you through all your wishes to make your day perfect. Call them on 952 585 988 to make a start and see their advert below.

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A charity auction for the A.I.D. animal charity is to be held on Friday March 8th starting at 7pm. This is to become a regular event with further dates of April 12th, May 10th and June 14th. The auctions will take place at La Hiedra restaurant at the entrance to the La Rosa Industrial estate just outside Alhaurin el Grande on the A404 Alhaurin to Coin road where there will be plenty of parking space. If you have any items

The Sol Classic Car Club have great ‘runs out’ to all manner of places and are currently looking for new members to join them. They welcome all classic car enthusiasts and, obviously, hope to attract people who currently own or are buying a classic car that will be available in Spain for club activities. However, they also have a “Social Membership” category for enthusiasts who don’t currently have a classic car but would like to be involved with the club in some way.

If you have a car that you think might qualify as a classic, here is their definition:

“Our definition of a classic car is one that is over 25 years old or one that is over 15 years old AND a make and model which has been in continuous production for over 25 years. Cars should be in above average condition for their age or currently actively undergoing restoration.” Whether you have a classic car or not, go along and talk to them about

membership – you’ll be made very welcome!

Contact their Chairman, Quasim Shaikh, for more information at qasim@solclassiccarclub. net or why not pop along to the Malaga Car Museum tomorrow, Thursday, February the 28th where members will be showing off their cars from 10am until 2pm. The Malaga Car Museum is in the Old Tobacco Factory – full address is Avenida Sor Teresa Prat, 15, Edificio Tabacalera, Malaga.

The Museum is well worth a visit, not only for the cars, of course, but for their collection of vintage clothing and art as well.

you would like to donate, then 100% of the proceeds will go towards helping the animals. If you have items you would like to sell, then 15% of the proceeds will go to the charity. You can bring your items along between 5 and 6 pm on the day and any unsold items can be collected at the end of the auction. Come for an enjoyable evening. Grab a bargain and help the animals.

‘SELLERS’ If you wish to enter items for sale at

the auction e.g. Bric a Brac, furniture and more … Please get in touch at least 24hrs before the auction. A 15% commission will be deducted from the sale of your items, which will go to the A.I.D. charity. Items will be logged in by Tracey (ex J.K’s), Chris and their gang. For further details contact: Chris 628 239 174 – Tracey 620 374 191 or Joe 626 942 427. A.I.D. is a registered charity Nº 7974. CIF Nº G92937002.

Noise, horse racing and Gibraltar trip - all will start in Coin The first is on Saturday and Sunday the 2nd and 3rd of March, when there will be a Tuning event at Poligono Industrial Cantarranas (El Rodeo), Coin. This is tuning as in suped-up cars, nothing to do with instruments and there will be many different cars to have a look at, listen to and admire – don’t forget to bring your ear-plugs though! Secondly, the Royal British Legion have organised a Race Night at the Olive Tree bar and restaurant on the upper service road near the

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Alhaurin roundabout (Avenida Maria Zambrano). The event starts at 7.30pm and tickets at €6 each include a supper of Chilli con Carne. Call 663 157 776 to book your tickets and get ready for them to be off!

The third item for Coinos diaries is that the Coin branch of the Royal British Legion have organised a day trip to Gibraltar on Thursday 21st March. The coach leaves La Trocha at 8.30am returning by 6.30pm. There will be time to shop to bring back all your

favourite British bits and pieces that you can’t get in Spain and also time for a bit of sightseeing. Tickets cost €11 for members and €12.50 for non-members who will be made to feel most welcome. Tickets can be booked from Mary on 637 474 753 or by emailing

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Cl o ud At l As Directed by Lana Wachowsk and Tom Tykwer Starring: Tom Hanks, Jim Broadbent, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant

Cloud Atlas has hit the American box office with a thud and the critics are split – is it a sprawling mess, a pompous and selfimportant reprise for the Wachowski siblings (Larry – now Lana – and Andy sparked like a firework with the first Matrix but the trilogy fizzled out) or is it compelling, amazingly creative and utterly brilliant? Well, you have nearly three hours to make up your mind. It’s based on the supposedly unfilmable book of the novel of the

same name by David Mitchell in which six stories are spread across six different times and each one is connected in some way. They include the diary of an 1849 voyage across the Pacific, a conspiracy at a nuclear power plant, a publisher escaping from an old people’s home and a tribe fighting for survival in post-apocalyptic Hawaii. Each main member of the ensemble cast appears in multiple roles, playing in some cases both male

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and female characters (and spotting the actors under the prosthetics can distract a little from clinging onto the plot). So Hugh Grant plays six different evil characters – looks like himself as the dastardly head of the nuclear plant and is at his most colourful as the bloodthirsty cannibal warrior chief. Broadbent has the funniest lines and with young stars like Ben Whishaw added to the mix the stories crack along. It’s about actions and

consequences, and how individuals impact on each other throughout the past, present and far future. With many voices supporting it as an epic undertaking with mesmerising cinematography, matched by others condemning it as a bloated folly, whatever it is it is big and bold and hugely ambitious. So best try not to over-think it and let yourself be swept along, waiting for the pieces to come together.

The 'Give It Up For Comic Relief' show, which will be held at Wembley Arena on Wednesday, March 6th, will also feature performances from comedians Jimmy Carr, Noel Fielding, Eddie Izzard, Frankie Boyle, Simon Amstell, Doc

Brown and former One Show host Jason Manford. Russell Brand will host the show.

Other acts confirmed to appear on the bill for the fundraiser include Paloma Faith, Jessie J, Rizzle Kicks and Emeli Sande. Tickets went on sale at the beginning of February.

"Comic Relief has funded work tackling substance abuse for many years," said Comic

Relief CEO Kevin Cahill. "We were thrilled when Russell Brand offered to highlight the issue and raise funds to help tackle the problem. It's a perfect use of his celebrity profile to front the 'Give It Up for Comic Relief' gig and work behind the scenes to put it all together. He has played a blinder."

Gallagher, Kasabian, Brand, Blur's Damon


hat on earth was the Academy thinking when it nominated, not one, but eight Oscars for “Silver Linings Playbook”? Really! I am only horrified about this now as I only got round to seeing it last night. Due to the hype of the eight nominations, and Robert De Niro, I thought it could be OK – and that is exactly what it is, OK.


he story is boring and unoriginal. The best way for me to describe it would be; guy snaps and goes crazy and wife leaves him, guy tries to improve himself to get wife back, meanwhile he meets equally crazy girl who helps him get wife back, wife wants him back, guy falls in love with crazy girl.


Comic Relief Gig in London

Noel Gallagher, Kasabian and Jake Bugg have been announced to perform at a special oneoff gig for Comic Relief in London.

n Sunday the 85th edition of the Academy Awards took place. Now, I am not going to talk about what happened, about who wore what, who won or even how offensive Seth MacFarlane was. Though, that said, I am ecstatic that Quentin Tarantino won Best Original Screenplay and Christoph Waltz got Best Supporting actor. Right, now to business.

Albarn and Graham Coxon are also set to appear at a series of gigs at the Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust in March.

hat I find irritating about this film is that it is so scripted, and Bradley Cooper (aside from the fact that he’s got a face I’d never tire of slapping) keeps overdoing the “crazy” scenes and then when he tries to be funny, he seems to be doing Dane Cook impersonations. There was one decent scene in the whole film and that was when De Niro gives the neighbour’s kid a telling off, Goodfellas style.


he whole film builds up to the dance competition scene, which is also disappointing, because in the “real” world there is no way, they would have been allowed

to compete in that competition. They were beyond amateur competing with professionals. That would never happen, and it’s an insult to professional dancers and dance competitions.


part from that, Cooper says “silver lining” way too much, the film is too long, the story is pointless, none of the characters are likeable, it’s predictable and most of all none of the four actors (Lawrence, Cooper, De Niro and Weaver) deserved Oscar nominations for their performances. Which now brings me to, Mr. Movie Director David O’Russell. Now, he was nominated for two Oscars, one of them being Best Achievement in Directing, I don’t know what he achieved, apart from irritating me. O’Russell’s biggest claim to fame is producing and directing the dreadful “I Heart Huckabees”, now if you remember how bad that film was, you will stand clear of any future O’Russell films.


ou see, where O’Russell falls down, is in his writing. An actor, can only be as good as the character that has been written. De Niro is a brilliant actor, but he has been in some stinkers. But give the man a well written character and script and you have yourself an Oscar worthy performance.


r O’Russell, take a leaf out of Tarantino’s book, learn to write, then learn to cast. I would also advise an original story, or something interesting, irritating he can do, now it’s time to try something new.


verall, don’t waste your time on it, life is too short!

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This is a week when you need to make sure of the facts before you speak your piece. Some people may not be ready to hear what you have to say to them and although diplomacy is not your strong point especially if you are riled, this is a time to speak the truth with less intensity. Passion is high on the agenda and a love interest is turning your head, keeping your feet on the ground could be difficult to achieve with regards to this person. Even if something seems like it is not going to happen and there is no glimmer of hope in sight, an opening is likely to be created from seemingly out of nowhere. There will be help from an acquaintance that will come out of the blue and there will be a knock-on effect as things fall into place. Your spirits are high as you continue to strive to reach an ideal within your personal life bringing faith and hope for the future. You may have been feeling perhaps a bit uncertain about how something will totally play out. Although you have a sense of where it is all headed, it is the route that you are questioning. There appear to be so many variables now and within these there are key responsibilities on your end and on theirs that are creating a certain sort of hesitation. It is time to straighten things out and the women in your life will aid you Swimming against the current is ultimately a futile fight, surrendering to the tides can give you the path of the least resistance. However, in order to get into the right stream or flow sometimes we have to fight and show our strength that what we desire is ultimately worth it. This week something culminates and you will see that going the extra mile manages to work wonders for you in your life. Make that commitment to go beyond where you have been. You are aware of the daunting truth about a sensitive matter, although there appear to be shades of grey everywhere and you like things cut and dried, black and white. Communication is the key here – it is time to nail something down and get down to brass tacks. Strip off the poetic talk and look at the facts. Perhaps someone has been trying to get a message through to you for a long time, but they have found you unwilling to listen? Something could be flaring up within your relationship, whatever it is it is all for the best. If there was a hidden element that needed resolving then this week it will rise to the surface for you to consider and review. This could be an emotional period that will bring perhaps one connection to an end preparing you for a new beginning of a healthier kind. The world knows you mean business right now and your energy levels will be high.


A project may need revamping to take into account some news that you hear. This final piece of the jigsaw will allow you to bring something to fruition. You could be reconsidering your earning potential and fine tuning your skills in order to bring you up to speed. At the moment you are like a magnet and you have the September 23rd - attractibility that encourages others to want to be in your company. Pay attention to your dreams as your subconscious is nudging you in the right direction. October 22nd

SCORPIO October 23rd November 21st

Feel the fear and do it anyway could sum up this week, it may be that you have to take one step further forward and this will free you from any resentment or fear of loss and betrayal that may have surfaced recently. It will allow you to reestablish trust not only in yourself but also in others. Some emotional walls will be coming down. A creative project will inspire you and as you sink your teeth into this subject you will start to feel freer inside.

SAGITTARIUS Recently a weight has lifted and this is reflected in you looking and feeling much November 22nd December 21st

CAPRICORN December 22nd January 19th

AQUARIUS January 20th February 18th

PISCES February 19th March 20th

lighter, stronger, younger and far less susceptible to anxiety. Something needs your attention and needs to become a higher priority than you are giving it or it will become a larger problem than it need be. Sometimes it is easy to overlook things but if a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing well and this you will be reminded of.

Fears that you thought were put to rest are resurfacing again and rearing their ugly little heads. Just when you thought things were resolved, someone close to you has their say and this causes another chink in your armour. The way to stop all of this from escalating in your mind is to write or speak to another more objective party; you need a release from all that has been weighing you down. The emotional pressure valve needs some relief. Even if your love life has not improved yet you will start to feel more loved generally and more able to share the love that is within you. Your powers of invention and creativity are high now being given a helping hand by Venus, you are becoming more capable of seeing solutions to problems and despite your fears there will be much that will inspire you. Life now provides you with a chance to get your bearings and decide your next few moves. Life may feel however as if all is slowing down and perhaps even coming to a halt. There may be some things you need to clean and clear up, or perhaps something you said or did that you wish to reverse if you had the chance. Of course we cannot change the past but these tides offer a second chance, an opportunity to clear your name or mend a broken road. Your instinct may be to charge ahead and leave whatever unfinished business is left there in the dust, but your heart knows better.

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WEDNESDAY, February 27th 2013

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It is really quite cold this week, so here’s a warming family meal that, although not using the cheapest of meat, is well worth the effort

Italian Lamb and Potato Bake Ingredients:

• 6 lamb steaks- cut into portions • 2 kilos of potatoes • 250g cherry tomatoes – halved • 3 cloves garlic – minced • Parmesan cheese – grated • salt & pepper • handful of flat leaf parsley – roughly chopped • 2 tbsp olive oil + a drizzle

( Serves 6)

Directions Preparation and cooking times Prep 15 mins Cook 50 mins

Peel and finely slice the potatoes.

Drizzle about 2 teaspoons of olive oil in a roasting tin. Lay enough potato slices to cover the bottom, then season, and sprinkle some garlic, parsley, salt and a small handful of Parmesan. Lay on a few tomato halves and some chunks of meat.

Repeat the process until you have layer upon layer, rather like a chunky lasagna. Drizzle about 2 tablespoons of olive oil on top and sprinkle the remaining Parmesan on top.

Bake at 200 degrees C for about 50 minutes, and until the top becomes golden and crisp. Serve with some rustico bread to mop up all those delicious juices.

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Brain's 'stroke shielding' cracked

Researchers have discovered why a part of the brain is able to shield itself from the destructive damage caused by a stroke. Treating a stroke is a race against time. Clots that block the blood supply prevent the flow of oxygen and sugar to brain cells, which then rapidly die. But in 1926, it was noticed that some cells in the hippocampus – the part of the brain involved in memory – did not follow this rule. "They're staying alive when the prediction would say that they should die," the researchers said.

Experiments on rats showed that these surviving-cells started producing a protein called hamartin – which forces cells to conserve energy. They stop producing new proteins and break down existing ones to access the

raw materials.

When the researchers prevented the cells from producing hamartin, they died just like other cells. They said: "We have shown for the first time that the brain has mechanisms that it can use to protect itself and keep brain cells alive." They now aim to develop a drug that can produce the same effect, which could be given when an ambulance arrived. This would buy the brain time until clot-busting drugs could be given in hospital.

The researchers said they were focusing on "ways to keep brain cells alive" which could have

impacts beyond stroke – such as in Alzheimer's disease and spinal cord injuries. A spokesman for the

Stroke Association said: "Previous research has shown that some brain cells are naturally more resilient than others, and this study has



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Contemporary lifestyle and celebrity gossip

British actors steal the show at this year’s Oscars

… but it was the cast of Les Miserables singing that left the audience with goosebumps. The 2013 Academy Awards (The Oscars) took place at the Dolby Theatre last Sunday with not many surprises for a change – other than 22-year-old Jennifer Lawrence falling over her frock, nice as it was, as she went up the stairs to collect her Best Actress Oscar for her part in Silver Linings Playbook. Picking up the Oscar, she said: "You guys are just standing up because I fell, and it's so embarrassing...". Before the ceremony, she quipped: "Today was so stressful. There was everybody in, my family got ready at my house. I felt like Steve Martin in 'Father Of The Bride' with all the furniture being moved around my house. I had no time to eat. I'm starving.” She was accompanied by her parents. Some had predicted the award would go to French actress Emmanuelle Riva who starred in Amour and at 86 was the oldest woman ever to be nominated, but it was not to be.

'Life of Pi' won the highest number of Oscars with four wins including Ang Lee as Best Director (he also won Best Director in 2005 for Brokeback Mountain), while 'Les Miserables' and 'Argo' scooped three awards. The latter won the top award, Best Picture.

Not such a surprise, because everybody had been talking about it, was Daniel Day-Lewis making Oscar history after becoming the first man to win the best actor trophy three times. The British-born actor was honoured for his portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's historical drama after he spent a year preparing for the role and, in his customary method, remained in character during the production. Accepting his Oscar from Meryl Streep, Day-Lewis said: "I really don't know how any of this happened, I do know I've received more than my fair share of good fortune in my life." He previously won in 1989 for My Left Foot and in 2007 for There Will Be Blood. However, his sister said the following morning on Sky News that she thought his best part was in Boxer for which he was trained by World Champion Boxer Barry McGuigan. Another British Oscar winner was Adele for best original song for her Bond theme Skyfall.

The tearful singer thanked her songwriting partner Paul Epworth for "believing in me all the time, and my man, I love you baby". She wowed the audience of A-listers in the Dolby Theatre with her first ever live performance of the 23rd Bond film's title track.

Ben Affleck's Iran hostage thriller, Argo, won the Oscar for best picture, despite the star being snubbed in the best director category. The nominees for best film were introduced by First Lady Michelle Obama from the White House, before she named Argo as

the winner. Affleck, who also starred in the film, paid tribute to the "genius" Spielberg whose film, Lincoln, lost out in the category. He added: "It doesn't matter how you get knocked down in life, all that matters is that you get up."

Anne Hathaway picked up the best supporting actress statue for her role in the musical Les Miserables. The star, who only featured as Fantine in the film for around 15 minutes, fought back tears as she said "it came true" and thanked her husband and everyone who worked on the film.

Christoph Waltz won the first award of the night, best supporting actor, for his role in Django Unchained. Waltz offered thanks to his character and "to his creator and the creator of his awe-inspiring world, Quentin Tarantino". It was the second time in three years he has won the category – his first Oscar was for his role in Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino went on to collect the prize for best original screenplay, also for Django Unchained.

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Brave, the Scottish story of a rebellious, red-headed princess, won the Oscar for best animated feature. Amour, a French-language film about an elderly couple won best foreign language film which was accepted by its Austrian director Michael Haneke.

Skyfall also won the trophy for best sound editing, which was tied with Zero Dark Thirty. It is only the third time in Oscar history that winners have been tied.

007's adventures was introduced by one-time Bond girl Halle Berry.

And 76-year-old Dame Shirley Bassey took to the stage in a gold dress to sing Goldfinger which received a standing ovation.

But it was a medley of Les Miserables songs sung by the cast that left the audience with goosebumps.

The night of British success started with Jacqueline Durran winning for her costume design on Anna Karenina and the make-up and hairstyling award went to Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell for Les Miserables. The presentation of awards was broken up by a series of musical performances including Catherine Zeta-Jones singing All That Jazz from Chicago and Jennifer Hudson performing I'm Telling You from Dreamgirls. A tribute to the Bond films and music made up of classic clips of

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WEDNESDAY, February 27th 2013


Wed, Feb 27th 11:40pm

The Mothman Prophecies

Detective/Thriller (2002). A bereaved journalist gets inexplicably lost on his way to Virginia, and ends up in a rural backwater where the residents are reporting paranormal encounters and sightings of strange lights. He investigates further and is startled to uncover sightings of a huge moth-like creature – the same animal that his wife claimed to see shortly before she died from a brain tumour.


Sat, Mar 2nd 12:00am

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee

Drama (2009). A middle-aged woman married to a man 30 years older than her is shocked when he announces his intention to leave their New York home in favour of a retirement community. Driven to desperation by her dull new surroundings and her husband's affair with an even younger woman, she looks back on her wild youth. Drama, with Alan Arkin.


Sat, Mar 2nd 10:30pm

Body of Lies

Premiere. A CIA agent pursuing a terrorist mastermind in the Middle East starts working with Jordanian intelligence to capture his target. But as he carries out his mission, he is caught between allegiance to his superior in the US and the local intelligence chief, who does not trust the Americans. Ridley Scott's thriller, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe.


Sun, Mar 3rd 9:00pm

The Tourist

Detective/Thriller (2010). Premiere. A fugitive's girlfriend is being watched by the police while travelling from Paris to Venice. She seduces an unsuspecting American tourist to make them think he is her lover with his appearance altered by plastic surgery. The baffled holidaymaker soon finds himself pursued across Europe by the cops and rival gangsters. Romantic thriller, with Johnny Depp, Angelina Jolie and Paul Bettany.


Sun, Mar 3rd 8.15pm

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

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WEDNESDAY February 27th

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 11:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News 1:45pm Doctors 2:10pm Only Fools and Horses 3:00pm Perfection 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show 8:00pm Holiday Hit Squad 9:00pm Child of Our Time 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm A Question of Sport 11:05pm Film 2013 11:40pm MOVIE: The Mothman Prophecies 1:35am Weatherview 1:40am ABC World News 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Asia Business Report


Tue, Mar 5th 11.05pm

THURSDAY February 28th

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 11:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:10pm Only Fools and Horses 3:00pm Perfection 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Put Your Money

Where Your Mouth Is 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Waterloo Road 9:00pm Child of Our Time 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week: ByElection Special 2:30am Skiing Weatherview 2:35am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

7:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 8:15am Show Me the Monet 9:00am Great British Menu 9:30am Food & Drink 10:00am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 10:30am See Hear 11:00am BBC News 11:30am Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 1:30pm Weakest Link 2:15pm Classic Mastermind 2:45pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:15pm Great British Food Revival 4:15pm The Living Planet 5:10pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow

5:55pm Party Political Broadcast 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Flog It! Trade Secrets 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers: Everyday Gourmets 9:00pm MasterChef: The Professionals Uncovered 10:00pm The Mormons Are Here!: A Culture Show Special 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 12:20am See Hear 12:50am World's Most Dangerous Roads 4:00am Schools Bringing Books to Life

7:50am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 8:20am Show Me the Monet 9:05am Great British Menu 9:35am Great British Menu 10:05am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 10:35am HARDtalk 11:00am BBC News 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 2:00pm Coast 2:20pm Classic Mastermind 2:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:20pm Great British Food Revival 4:20pm The Living Planet

5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Flog It! Trade Secrets 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Planners 9:00pm The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past 10:00pm Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Winterwatch 1963 - The Big Freeze 12:20am The Mormons Are Here!: A Culture Show Special 12:50am Mission Accomplished? Secrets of Helmand - Panorama 4:00am Schools - Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dinner Date 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:25pm Party Political Broadcast

6:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Food Glorious Food 9:00pm Lightfields 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm From Romania with Love 11:35pm Safari Vet School 12:00am Jackpot247 2:40am King Kong 5:00am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dinner Date 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Part Time Britain: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Nursing the Nation 9:00pm The Wedding Shop 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:35pm Grimefighters 12:05am Jackpot247 3:00am Part Time Britain: Tonight 3:20am ITV Nightscreen 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Britain's Secret Shoppers 9:00pm Hugh's Fish Fight: Save Our Seas 10:00pm Bank of Dave: Fighting the Fat Cats 11:05pm Random Acts 11:10pm Embarrassing Bodies 12:15am Freaky Sleepers 1:10am A Great British Air Disaster 2:05am Britain on Benefits: Dispatches 2:35am Time Team 3:30am War Horse: The Real Story

7:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm People Like Us 10:00pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad!

12:10am American Dad! 12:30am People Like Us 1:30am Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 2:25am Way to Go 2:55am The Year of Making Love

7:05am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 10:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 11:00am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Come Dine with Me 12:35pm What's Cooking? 1:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:45pm Countdown 3:30pm The Common Denominator 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Four in a Bed 5:30pm Come Dine with Me

7:05am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 10:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 11:00am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Come Dine with Me 12:35pm What's Cooking? 1:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:45pm Countdown 3:30pm The Common Denominator 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Four in a Bed 5:30pm Come Dine with Me

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 9:00pm One Born Every Minute 10:00pm Derek 10:35pm The Making of Derek 11:05pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut 11:55pm Random Acts 12:00am The Last Leg 12:45am The New Normal 1:10am The New Normal 1:35am Revenge 2:20am The Notebook 4:25am Deal or No Deal

7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 10:00pm Little Britain 10:30pm EastEnders 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad! 12:30am Junior Doctors:

Your Life in Their Hands 1:30am People Like Us 2:30am Little Britain 3:00am Don't Tell the Bride

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FRIDAY March 1st

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Operation Hospital Food with James Martin 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 11:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News 1:40pm Doctors 2:10pm Only Fools and Horses 3:00pm Perfection 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm A Question of Sport 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Mary and Martha 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm The Graham Norton Show 11:20pm Armageddon 1:45am Weatherview 1:50am Click 2:00am BBC News 2:30am The Week in Parliament 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Click 3:45am Newswatch

6:00am Homes Under the Hammer 7:00am Saints and Scroungers 7:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 8:15am Show Me the Monet 9:00am Live Athletics 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 1:30pm Weakest Link 2:15pm Classic Mastermind 2:45pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:15pm Rachel Allen: Bake! 3:40pm Live Athletics 7:00pm Coast 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Mastermind

8:30pm Sea City 9:00pm Wild Arabia 10:00pm QI 10:30pm Newsnight 11:00pm The Review Show 11:45pm Weather 11:50pm They Shoot Horses, Don't They? 1:45am Question Time

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dinner Date 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Wild Britain with Ray Mears 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Lorraine Kelly 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm Gladiator 1:20am Jackpot247 3:00am That's Carry On 4:30am ITV Nightscreen

7:05am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 10:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 11:00am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Come Dine with Me 12:35pm What's Cooking? 1:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:45pm Countdown 3:30pm The Common Denominator 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Four in a Bed 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 7:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 2011: Not in 3D 7:10pm Doctor Who 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm World's Craziest Fools 9:30pm Russell Howard's Good News 10:00pm Come Fly with Me

6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Come Dine with Me 9:00pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 9:30pm The Last Leg 10:00pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 11:05pm Paddy's TV Guide 11:55pm Random Acts 12:00am Hot Shots! Part Deux 1:30am 2 Broke Girls 1:55am Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 2:20am Bob's Burgers 2:40am Happy Endings 3:05am Southland 3:45am St Elsewhere 10:30pm EastEnders 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad! 12:30am Being Human 1:30am The Year of Making Love 2:25am Sun, Sex and Suspicious Parents 3:25am Russell Howard's Good News


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SATURDAY March 2nd

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SUNDAY March 3rd

9:10pm Casualty 10:00pm BBC News; Weather 10:20pm 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 3:30am Our World 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click

6:00am Breakfast 7:25am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Sunday Politics 12:20pm Countryfile 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Call the Midwife

6:00am This Is BBC Two 7:30am Great British Menu 8:00am Great British Menu 8:30am Great British Menu 9:00am Great British Menu 9:30am Great British Menu 10:00am A History of Britain by Simon Schama 11:00am Meet the Ancestors 11:30am Map Man 12:00pm Indian Food Made Easy 12:30pm Mastermind 1:00pm University Challenge 1:30pm Dirk Bogarde

Talking Pictures 2:15pm Doctor in the House 3:40pm Coast 4:25pm Live Athletics 6:00pm Flog It! 7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Dad's Army 8:30pm Queen of Tigers: Natural World Special 9:30pm Howard Goodall's Story of Music 10:30pm The First Grader 12:00am MOVIE: The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 1:30am This Is BBC Two

7:10am Canimals 7:20am Canimals 7:25am Bookaboo 7:40am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:05am Ultimate Spider-Man 8:30am Victorious 9:00am Jessie 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:25am My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham 11:25am Dinner Date 12:25pm ITV News and Weather 12:35pm Columbo: Negative Reaction 2:35pm The Chase:

Celebrity Special 3:35pm Dragonheart 5:30pm ITV News London 5:45pm ITV News and Weather 6:00pm You've Been Framed and Famous! 7:00pm Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 8:15pm The Cube 9:15pm The Jonathan Ross Show 10:15pm ITV News 10:30pm MOVIE: Body of Lies 1:00am Jackpot247 3:00am In Plain Sight 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

7:00pm Merlin 7:45pm Doctor Who 8:30pm Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time 10:20pm World's Craziest Fools 10:50pm Family Guy 11:15pm Family Guy 11:35pm American Dad! 12:00am American Dad! 12:20am Russell Howard's Good News

4:10pm Come Dine with Me 4:40pm Come Dine with Me 5:10pm Come Dine with Me 5:45pm Come Dine with Me 6:15pm Come Dine with Me 6:45pm 4 News 7:00pm 7:05pm Edward VIII: The Plot to Topple a King 8:00pm Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home 9:00pm Transporter 3 11:05pm Jumper 12:45am Tim Minchin: Ready for This? 2:10am Southland 2:50am Hollyoaks 4:55am Countdown

12:50am Russell Howard's Good News 1:20am World's Craziest Fools 1:50am The Year of Making Love 2:50am Being Human

Out-of-town DI Alec Hardy investigates the mysterious death of an 11-year-old boy in an idyllic seaside community, aided by local girl DS Ellie Miller, who has her work cut out dealing with her unyielding new boss. Meanwhile, the sadness of losing their child consumes Beth and Mark Latimer as they and the other residents of Broadchurch try to cope with the media frenzy surrounding the case.


6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am Nigel Slater's Simple Cooking 12:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 12:15pm Football Focus 1:00pm The Shaggy Dog 2:30pm Live Athletics 4:25pm Final Score 5:20pm Animal Antics 5:50pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 6:05pm Pointless Celebrities: Comic Relief Special 7:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief 8:20pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It

6:10am The Hoobs 6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am Will & Grace 7:25am FIM Superbike World Championship 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:50am Frasier 10:20am Frasier 10:50am The Big Bang Theory 11:20am The Big Bang Theory 11:45am The Simpsons 12:20pm The Simpsons 12:50pm Undercover Boss USA 1:45pm Channel 4 Racing

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9:00pm Mayday 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Match of the Day 2 11:15pm Room 101 Extra Storage 11:55pm The Sky at Night 12:15am The Apprentice USA 1:00am The Apprentice USA 1:45am Weatherview 1:50am The Bottom Line 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today 4:00am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 11:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:00pm Beat the Pack 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News

7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm A Question of Sport 9:00pm Mayday 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Being Eileen 11:05pm Have I Got Old News for You 11:35pm The Graham Norton Show 12:25am The Apprentice USA 1:10am Weatherview 1:15am Newsday 1:30am ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Saints and Scroungers 11:45am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 12:13pm BBC News 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News 1:30pm Regional News 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Only Fools and Horses 3:00pm Beat the Pack 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News

6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm Mayday 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News 10:35pm The Matt Lucas Awards 11:05pm Cuckoo 11:35pm Who Do You Think You Are? US 12:15am The Killing Fields 2:30am Weatherview 2:35am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Asia Business Report 3:45am Sport Today

6:00am This Is BBC Two 7:10am Hot Enough for June 8:45am Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein 9:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:00am Live Athletics 11:40am EastEnders Omnibus 1:30pm MasterChef: The Professionals Uncovered 2:30pm Flog It! 3:15pm Live Athletics 6:00pm Food & Drink 6:30pm The Sea King: Britain's Flying Past 7:30pm Open All Hours 8:00pm Top Gear 9:00pm Horizon 10:00pm Mock the Week Looks Back At 10:35pm Dancing on

the Edge 12:05am The Science of Sleep 1:45am Holby City 2:45am Being Eileen 3:15am This Is BBC Two

6:10am Homes Under the Hammer 7:10am Saints and Scroungers 7:55am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 8:25am Show Me the Monet 9:10am Countryfile 10:05am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 10:35am Click 11:00am BBC News 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 1:30pm Weakest Link 2:15pm Coast 2:20pm Mastermind 2:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:20pm Great British

Food Revival 4:20pm The Living Planet 5:15pm Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm The Great British Winter 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm University Challenge 8:30pm Food & Drink 9:00pm Flying Scotsman 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Horizon 12:20am Film 2013 12:50am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Schools: Eco Maths - Key Stage 3

6:05am Homes Under the Hammer 7:05am Saints and Scroungers 7:50am Britain's Empty Homes Revisited 8:20am Show Me the Monet 9:05am The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 10:05am Robbed, Raided, Reunited 10:35am HARDtalk 11:00am BBC News 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 1:30pm The Super League Show 2:15pm Mastermind 2:45pm Britain's Heritage Heroes

3:15pm Great British Food Revival 4:15pm The Living Planet 5:15pm Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm The Great British Winter 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Alex Polizzi: The Fixer 9:00pm The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 10:00pm Heading Out 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Flying Scotsman 12:20am Brain Doctors 1:20am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Made of Money

7:40am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:05am Rated A for Awesome 8:30am Almost Naked Animals 9:00am The Aquabats Super Show 9:25am ITV News 9:30am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 10:25am Murder, She Wrote 11:25am Dickinson's Real Deal 12:25pm ITV News 12:30pm Carry On Matron 2:15pm Doc Martin 3:15pm Agatha Christie's Marple

5:15pm You've Been Framed! 5:45pm ITV News London 6:00pm ITV News 6:15pm Dancing on Ice 7:45pm All Star Family Fortunes 8:30pm Dancing on Ice: The Skate Off 9:00pm Mr Selfridge 10:00pm ITV News at Ten 10:15pm Her Majesty's Prison - Aylesbury 11:15pm Premiership Rugby Union 12:15am The Store 2:15am Monk 3:00am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dinner Date 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Ade in Britain 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Cornwall with Caroline Quentin 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Broadchurch 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm The Agenda 11:05pm Monk 12:00am Jackpot247 3:00am Champions League Weekly 3:25am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News and Weather 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dinner Date 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Ade in Britain 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Live UEFA Champions League 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 11:35pm Piers Morgan's Life Stories: Lorraine Kelly 12:35am Jackpot247 3:00am Loose Women 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 10:00am The Secret Millionaire USA 11:00am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Come Dine with Me 12:35pm What's Cooking? 1:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:45pm Countdown 3:30pm The Common Denominator 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Four in a Bed 5:30pm Come Dine

with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Dispatches 8:30pm SuperScrimpers 9:00pm Embarrassing Bodies 10:00pm Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares USA 11:05pm Alan Carr: Chatty Man 12:05am Random Acts 12:10am Shameless 1:05am The Shooting Gallery 1:35am Get Your House in Order 2:35am The Renovation Game 3:30am How to Look Good Naked

7:00am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 10:00am The Secret Millionaire 11:00am Phil Spencer: Secret Agent 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Come Dine with Me 12:35pm What's Cooking? 1:45pm A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 2:45pm Countdown 3:30pm The Common Denominator 4:00pm Deal or No Deal 5:00pm Four in a Bed 5:30pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Supersize vs Superskinny 9:00pm 16 Kids and Counting 10:00pm Shameless 11:05pm Derek 11:40pm Random Acts 11:45pm One Born Every Minute 12:45am European Poker Tour 1:40am FIM Superbike World Championship 2:10am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:35am The Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge 3:35am Come Dine with Me

3:00pm Walk on the Wild Side

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8:00pm What Destroyed the Hindenburg? 9:00pm MOVIE: The Tourist 11:05pm The Quick and the Dead 1:05am Jack Whitehall: My Funniest Year 3:00am 4Funnies: Uncle 3:25am St Elsewhere 4:15am Deal or No Deal

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7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 9:00pm The Year of Making Love 10:00pm World's Craziest Fools 10:30pm EastEnders 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad!

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Andrew Austin I do not know if this story or my dilemma will be of interest to you but I do feel it is yet another story of one of the major banks trying to legally steal money. My parents retired to Spain, as I am sure you are aware many older people do. My mother died in 1998 and in his grief my father neglected to remove her name from their joint bank account. This was understandable as they had been married for 49 years. At the time of her death there was roughly 3200 euros in their account Upon my father’s death in 2006 I was named beneficiary in his will. All necessary taxes were paid and I subsequently received the monies in his account – less half the money that was in the account at the time of my mother’s death. I was told that this was due to my mother not leaving a will and, at the time, I accepted this, thinking I would receive this at a later date Now nearly seven years after my father’s death and 14 years after my mother’s they will still not release this money to me. My father had to send my mother’s death certificate to the U.K. to dispose of property they had there and I have no idea where it is now. I do have both birth certificates and their marriage certificate and the branch has a copy of my father’s will. If my father had taken my mother’s name off the

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account there would be no argument as this was his money and therefore under the terms of his will, now mine. We are not talking about a fortune but about €1600. It is not so much the amount but the principle. What right has the branch to keep this money? This was my father’s money so, what happens to this money? My father was a loyal Barclays’ customer both in the U.K. and in Spain for over 40 years with his personal and business banking and I myself am a Barclays U.K. customer. Isn’t it time Barclays repaid some of that loyalty and just released what is rightfully mine? In a recent speech when revealing Barclays’ results their C.E.O. Antony Jenkins said it will take years for them to regain people’s trust. We as a family trusted them with our money and to do what is morally right. The branch in question appears to ignore my emails and doesn’t return my calls, as if hoping I will go away! I have explained all this to the branch and instead of being helpful they seem to be deliberately obstructive. As I mentioned, does the bank just get to keep this money? Surely this is not right. If nothing else this could serve as a warning to others not to use Barclays Spain, as they accept our loyalty as customers but this appears to be a one way street. I look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your time.

Editor says: I am not a lawyer but, as your father was her closest legal heir at the time I would have thought that, once probate had been granted, he should have received the money and, as his heir according to his will, you should get it, or what is left of it, now. Had the branch been in the UK I would have suggested that your first port of call would be to the Banking Ombudsman who is usually very helpful, then I’m afraid you would have needed a solicitor if they couldn’t help which might have cost more than the sum involved. However, as you say, it is a matter of principle of what is rightfully yours. Try these two options: For consultations about banking matters and rights email: See also AUSBANC for advice on banking matters for residents on the Costa del Sol Web: Email:

On the other hand you could always go and sit in their branch until you get satisfaction – that usually pees them off enough to get them to shift and they very often will do anything just to get you out of the branch, especially if you happen to be “chatting” with other customers while you’re there! But please check first about the legalities of doing that here in Spain – I wouldn’t want your next letter coming from the Alhaurin Hilton!

Melanie Clarke I attended the Conservatives Abroad dinner and speaker event last weekend and have to report that I was very pleasantly surprised. I am a single woman so was a bit worried about going to something on my own that I presumed would be full of 80-year-olds and rather dry – also, I’m not particularly political but wanted to hear what Colonel Bob Stewart (who was the advertised speaker) had to say for himself. The ‘do’ started at 7.30 with drinks and canapés in the


Hotel Tamisa bar, followed by a very nice two courses of a three course dinner. Colonel Bob then got up to speak and his story was a fascinating one. He told us all about his army days with some quite hairy stories and it seemed that he was an MP that would not necessarily toe the party line and would “tell it like it is”. Quite refreshing from an MP. Also, the people were utterly charming and incredibly welcoming to me as a “newbie”. I will certainly go again.

Comment By Ken Campbell

Women Astronauts

In the male dominated world of space flight, it might surprise you to know that there have been a large number of women astronauts too!


ow fellas, we all know what sort of drivers women make and how none of them can park the car properly but when it comes to flying rockets it seems that some of them are quite good at it. The first woman in space was a 26-year-old Russian factory worker named Valentina Tereshkova (pictured). Apparently her unique ability to skydive from a very high altitude made her the first choice in the early Russian space programme. On 16th June 1963 Tereshkova was launched into space on board Vostok 6. She spent almost three days in space and orbited the Earth 48 times. With that single flight, she logged more flight time than the combined times of all the American astronauts who had flown before that date. he Americans were a little more sexist and it would not be until June 18th 1983 that the first American woman would fly on board the Space Shuttle. 37-year-old Sally Ride answered an advert in a newspaper and was chosen from over 8,000 applicants to join NASA as a trainee astronaut. In all she flew two missions on board Challenger and spent a total of 343 hours in space. I wonder if the rest of the crew could resist singing the song ‘Mustang Sally’ that contains the words ‘Ride Sally Ride’. y the mid 1980’s more and more women were being recruited and so NASA decided to send a civilian woman into space. The first American school teacher to go into space – or rather almost go into space – was Christa McAuliffe. McAuliffe was a 37-year-old high school teacher from New Hampshire who was selected to give lessons from orbit on board the Challenger Space Shuttle. On January 28th 1986 along with six other crew members she boarded the Shuttle. But just 78 seconds after launch Challenger exploded. On that day, Christa McAuliffe – along with Judith Resnik – also became the first women to die almost in space. ritain’s first astronaut was also a woman. Helen Sharman was working as a research chemist for Mars confectionery, experimenting with various flavours of chocolate, when she heard a radio announcement asking for astronauts ‘previous experience not essential’. She applied along with 13,000 other applicants and was eventually picked not only to be the first Briton in Space but also to be the first woman to visit the Russian MIR space station. She spent an intensive 18 months training at Star City until finally launching in a Russian Soyuz rocket on 18th May 1991 aged 27. Helen spent eight days on board



MIR carrying out various experiments and even participating in an amateur radio hook up with British school children. My friend Norman and I spent two days with Helen Sharman at a Butlins holiday camp in 1995 and over a packet of After Eight mints she told us of her time in space. o date, 56 women have flown in space, out of a total of 525 space travellers – that’s about 10%. Geographically there’s been one from China, France, UK and South Korea, two each from Canada and Japan, three from Soviet Union/Russia, and 45 from the United States. hile the Soviet Union sent the first two women into space, only three of all the women in space have been Russian or Soviet. However, the French, British, South Korean and Chinese women all flew as passengers with the Russian space programme. nbelievably, by 2005 women astronauts were actually being let lose in the driver’s seat. 43-yearold Eileen Collins became the first female Space Shuttle pilot when she flew the Shuttle Discovery up to the International Space Station and brought it back again in one piece (although she had left the handbrake on for the first 250,000 miles!). n April 2010 there were no less than four women on board the ISS at the same time – well someone had to Hoover up and make the sandwiches. op woman astronaut is Sunita Williams; she has spent 321 days in space on four separate missions and completed seven space walks totalling 50 hours. In 2007 she even competed in the Boston marathon whilst on board the ISS using the on-board treadmill. As they say, ‘you can’t hold a good woman down!’ appy Stargazing!




(As the editor, and all her female staff hasten to point out, Ken Campbell´s views of women – drivers or astronauts – are his own and not those of The News!)

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Disappointment for reality racers

The British GT3 series has rejected applications from Sony’s PS3 GT Academy to race in the 2013 series because, essentially, the drivers are too fast, reports GTPlanet. The odd situation has arisen following the outstanding success of previous GT Academy entrants. If you’re not familiar with the programme, the GT Academy is the promotional brainchild of Sony PlayStation Europe, which has built a real-life Nissanbacked racing franchise on the popularity of its Gran Turismo driving simulation game.

C.O.G.S. Make the short Campsite Bowls Challenge trip to Alhaurin Golf. After the windy conditions we have been experiencing the last week, we chose the perfect day for our monthly match. The course was, as always, in good condition. For those of you who play golf, you will be pleased to hear that you are now allowed to drive the buggy on the fairway, on hole 11. This speeds the round up and saves that great amount of walking you had to do. This suits me as I hate walking! Nearest the pin in two shots on hole 4 was not claimed. Nearest the pin on hole 14 Dave Haworth. Longest drive on hole 9 was Ian Hold with a little bit of help from the buggy path. In the hole in two shots was also won by Ian Holden. No team prize was awarded this outing. In third place with 27 points on

Following on from the Club’s popular Valentine’s Day Tournament, Santa Maria hosted this additional well supported event on Sunday, 17th February in brilliant sunshine.

count back was Gerry Owens. In second place with 28 points was Adam Robinson. In first place with 34 points was Zack Sturgess. Now for the bit I have been waiting for. They say beware of the injured golfer, well in this case it was not true. In last place with 15 points was Dave Haworth and the winner of the wooden spoon. The winner of our new trophy with the most blobs on their card was also Dave Haworth. To be

fair to Dave he was playing nursing a very painful wrist injury, which will need some surgery. We hope that he makes a full recovery. Our thanks must go to Elaine at Laineys bar for the food they supplied and to Joe King our captain, Andy Macfarlane our secretary and to John Bamber our treasurer, for their work in making the event successful. Nig Bowler, Chairman.

Many of the Club’s members, and regular visitors, are drawn from the excellent Caravan & Campsite facility at Cabopino. This resulted in the “Campers” issuing a formal challenge to the other club members with the event being generously sponsored by the Campsite.

Six triples and one rink represented each team and the Challengers, playing in “striped clothing” and fancy dress to simulate prison inmates, mustered at the exit from the campsite to simulate a “breakout” before setting off for Santa Maria. What a sight it was, particularly Mick Salmon

Wayne’s weekly Poker Tips Poker must be viewed as one long lifetime game instead of many short sessions. The reason for this is over the course of thousands of hands the best hand wins the correct amount of time. Poker, however, is full of shortterm variance (often called luck), which can be extremely frustrating.

Despite losing when the odds are overwhelmingly in your favour, the goal of winning poker is still to put yourself in this type of situation as many times as possible – because when you do, you will win most of the time. The best way to achieve this is to manage your poker odds. In other words do we have the odds to call – sometimes the pot odds are so great we have to call with any two cards.

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The Campers Team started well but it wasn’t long before the Santa Maria team established their superiority. Ultimately the club won on all 7 rinks by 166 shots to 75 shots. Perhaps, as this is to become an annual challenge, a handicap may be in order next year?

The special “Challenge Trophy”, put together by two of our two monthly visitors, Peter Burton and John Hawkins, was presented to Santa Maria’s team captain ( John Warn ) by Chris Hussey whose

brainchild the event was.

Prizes were presented to Santa Maria’s two best winning rinks and to the two most, and two least, successful rinks for the “Inmates”. An excellent morning all round and everyone expressed their sincere thanks to the Campsite for their sponsorship.

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WGC Match Play: Matt Kuchar wins

Matt Kuchar won the WGC Match Play title as England's Ian Poulter moved back into the world's top 10 with a fourth-place finish in Arizona. Poulter lost to Jason Day in the third-place play-off after suffering a heavy semi-final defeat against Hunter Mahan earlier on Sunday. But defending champion Mahan could not retain his title as Kuchar won 2&1 in the final in Tucson. Australia's Day beat Poulter, who won the event in 2010, by one hole.

where she trains in the Sierra Nevada, stunned the field by earning her first career World Cup victory at the age of 31 on Saturday, the win coming 13 years after her only

“The win feels even better because I know all the hard work I have done,” Ruiz Castillo said.



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previous top-10 finishes in the World Cup, and her only other podium was second place in a giant slalom in 2000 at the Italian resort of Sestriere.

While her victory seemingly came out of nowhere, Ruiz Castillo

said she has been building up toward it for some time. Starting late, she skied a technically perfect run on the Roc de Fer course. “I felt confident, I was quick in training,” said Ruiz Castillo, who was third best in Thursday’s first training run.

Betis humiliate Málaga in Andalucian derby Betis 3 - 0 Málaga

After the week’s exploits in the Champions League where Málaga escaped with a 1-0 defeat at Porto, it was a difficult start and Málaga went 1-0 down almost immediately. A near post corner was met by Molina who headed home. On nine minutes a cross was met again by Molina who slid the ball just wide of the Málaga goal as Betis continued their good start. Another chance for Molina on 15 minutes was saved by last week’s hero Caballero and a minute later Campbell went close for Betis as Málaga continued to struggle. Lugano on 20 minutes had a header over the bar



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from a free kick as Málaga mustered their first chance on goal. On 27 minutes Málaga were undone again from a corner, Mario heading home from some sloppy Málaga defending. Caballero came to the rescue soon after as Málaga were in tatters defensively, and on 35 minutes a handball by Camacho led to a Betis penalty. Molina stepped up to take it but his miss gave Málaga a short reprieve. Campbell missed a good chance for Betis and then Pavon compounded Málaga's misery to put Betis 3-0 up at half time with a good finish.


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The second half began a little better for Málaga. They brought on Baptista and on loan Chelsea player Piazon, but they really did nothing of note.

Camacho got his marching orders in the 62nd minute after picking up his second yellow card and Málaga looked to damage limitation. Betis had another couple of half chances but the game was really over at half time. So Málaga suffer another Champions League hangover ... they entertain second placed Athletico Madrid at La Roseleda next Sunday. Report by: Scott Forbes.

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GB cycling coach Shane Sutton predicts 'great' rio olympics

Shane Sutton says Britain's track cyclists are "heading to greatness" at the 2016 Rio Olympics after topping the medal table at the World Championships. A youthful team won nine medals from 19 events in Belarus, five of them gold. Head coach Sutton said: "If you look at where we were at the beginning of the last Olympic cycle, we are in a much stronger position. Becky James (pictured) is more than compensating for Victoria Pendleton’s retirement from the sport.

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BBC Sport launches app for Android phones

BBC Sport has launched a free mobile application for Android users. Arriving in time for the second half of the Six Nations and the climax of the football season, the app provides news of all major sports, along with live text coverage of many different sports. The app has a live football scores section and the ability to play live and on-demand video. A version for Apple's iOS devices was launched earlier in 2013.

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