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Osborne in bankers’ bonuses battle

Chancellor George Osborne flew to Brussels on Tuesday, determined to water down the European Parliament's proposals to curb bankers' bonuses.

But EU finance ministers in the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (Ecofin) approved last week's proposals, which include limiting bonuses to 100% of a banker's annual salary, or to 200% if shareholders approve.

On Monday, a spokesman for Prime Minister David Cameron said the UK continued to have real concerns on the proposals and was in discussions with other member states. But Mr Osborne's bargaining power was

weakened by Switzerland's recent decision to cap bonuses paid to bankers and give shareholders binding powers over executive pay.

Some EU ministers have looked with approval on the Swiss move, made in a national referendum on Sunday. French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said: "The Swiss often show the way and personally I think we should take inspiration." CONTINUED ON PAGE 2




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Also, we have just had a visit from little Poppet, the puppy that was found, terrified, in the middle of the road a couple of weeks ago by my husband and brought in here. She is heartbreakingly gorgeous, seems to have grown by three times and was on her way to a new home. The people have an old dog she has to get on with so we’re all hoping it works out. If not, I might just have to have her myself, so let’s hope it works! This last week I have been suffering with a dreaded case of the ‘flu. I am normally pretty healthy so this really laid me out. Still, as long as I stay sitting down, I’m unlikely to fall over with my balance being shot to pieces at the moment. I suppose if I fall off my chair we’ll all have a good laugh as I will look like a parrot falling off its perch! Joking aside though, to all you fellow sufferers: this is horrid and I sympathise! And to Jackie Rice whose big Birthday Party I couldn’t get to on Sunday, enjoy the rest of your Birthday week with the girls and boys and thank you for looking after my animals so wonderfully which gives me the freedom to get away now and again. I couldn’t do it without you!

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growing number of Britons for earning lavish salaries when a prolonged economic downturn is forcing many households to cut back on spending. Many voters also resent the banking industry for receiving giant bailouts paid for by taxpayers. The City of London, Europe’s main financial hub, fears that mandated limits to bonuses could make it harder for London to compete in international banking circles. Simon Lewis, chief executive of the lobby

group the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, said the proposed measures were not just a threat to the City of London, but to Europe's competitive position in financial services: "If this goes ahead, you will see the law of unintended consequences. Salaries will go up, there will be less flexibility, and the banks will be less competitive."

bankers' pay exceeded EU powers. There has been speculation that the UK may try to invoke a littleused "national interest" defence to block attempts to curb bonuses. The socalled "Luxembourg Compromise" allows a member state to block a majority decision being taken if it believes it will seriously affect "a very important national interest".

Last week the Federation of European Employers questioned whether restrictions on

However, late on Monday, after a meeting of 17 finance ministers representing the euro

Interior minister under fire for gay remark Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz has faced calls for his resignation from several quarters since he said last week that "religious reasons" were not arguments against a law allowing gay marriage. Instead, he insisted: "There are rational arguments to back the idea that these marriages shouldn't have the same protection under the law as normal ones. For example, the survival of the species is not guaranteed." He made the remarks during a symposium on religion and state at the Spanish embassy in Rome. Gay

rights groups immediately called for his resignation while members of his own party distanced themselves from his remarks. Inaki Oyarzabal, the secretary of justice, rights and freedoms, for the ruling Partido Popular said the comments were "unfortunate". Mr Oyarzabal became the PP's first parliamentarian to come out of the closet last June. The PP’s MP for Toledo, Agustín Conde, said: “Gay marriage doesn’t guarantee the continuation of the species but neither does celibacy,” in reference to the Catholic clergy’s vows.


The National Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals (FELGTB) called on Mr Fernandez Diaz to resign for "requestioning, in unscientific terms, the issue of same-sex marriages, a law supported by the vast majority of Spaniards and which was recently endorsed by the Constitutional Court".



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The number of people registered as unemployed with state employment offices has risen above five million for the first time in history, according to figures released on Monday by the Labour Ministry.

The increase in joblessness in February was 59,444, a rise of 1.19 percent taking the overall total to 5,040,222. The February rise is the lowest for that month since 2008.

However, according to the Active Population Survey compiled by the National Statistics Institute, the real number of people out of work is almost six million, which takes into account the fact that many people do not register as being out of work, especially if they are not eligible for any subsidies or have not worked long enough to be eligible for dole. Social


registrations fell by 28,691 people, which means that the total number of people in the active work force is 16.1 million, the lowest level in the past decade.

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Madrid to challenge sovereignty declaration Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría said at a press conference after the regular Cabinet meeting last Friday that the government will challenge the legality of a sovereignty declaration made by the Catalan regional parliament in January with the Constitutional Court. The decision was made

after the government received support to do so from the State Council, a consultative body whose rulings are nonbinding.

The Council ruled last Thursday that there are sufficient legal grounds to dispute the Catalan assembly’s declaration that the Catalan people constitute a "sovereign political and

legal entity". Sáenz de Santamaría told reporters that the declaration “was incompatible with the Constitution”.

Second Iberia strike under way

In response, Catalan premier Artur Mas said it was “out of place” for the Cabinet to challenge the declaration and called on Madrid to change its attitude.

As thousands of Iberia employees occupied Terminal 4 of Madrid Barajas airport at the start of their second fiveday strike to protest against the loss-making airline’s plans to lay off some 3,800 workers (about 19 percent of its workforce), a company spokesman said during a TV interview on Tuesday that it was willing to discuss reducing the number of lay-offs and offering higher severance pay.

The unions had originally announced

three five-day strikes – with the next one taking place from March 18th to 22nd – but have since threatened to strike during Easter Week which would spoil the holiday for millions of Spaniards and foreigners. This week’s stoppages will cause the cancelation of an estimated 1,300 flights, including those of other carriers that use Iberia’s ground handling services.

Iberia has managed to find alternative flight arrangements for 95 per cent of the passengers affected by the strike.

Justo Perla, the president of the pilots’ union Sepla, reiterated claims that British Airways, which merged with Iberia at the start of 2011 under the holding company IAG, plans to dismantle the Spanish carrier to get its hands on its assets on the cheap. The unions and Iberia’s management have agreed to non-binding arbitration in their dispute. The mediator, university professor Gregorio Tudela, is due to deliver a report this week.

King's operation successful Neurosurgeon Manuel de la Torre said on Sunday that the three-hour surgery he had carried on King Juan Carlos to correct an old spinal problem had been successful. The king spent Sunday night in intensive care but was moved into a private room on Monday.

De la Torre said the king’s recovery will take from between two and six months. He said the king would probably spend the rest of the week in hospital. Later, the Royal Household said the king would take up his normal duties as soon as possible,

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The number of Spaniards worth over $1 billion has increased to 20 from 16, despite the ongoing economic crisis. Amancio Ortega, the founder and majority shareholder of leading fashion retailer Inditex which owns the Zara brand, has moved up to third place in Forbes magazine’s 2013 list of the world’s richest men, knocking US investor Warren Buffet out of the top three for the first time since 2000. Ortega's personal fortune is estimated at

€43.8 billion. The world’s richest man remains Mexican telecoms magnate Carlos Slim with €56.19 billion, followed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with €51 billion. The second-richest Spaniard on the list is Rosalía de Mera, cofounder of Inditex with former husband Ortega, who is in 195th position in the rankings with a net worth of €4.7 billion.

After Ortega and his former wife, the richest Spaniards include Juan Roig, the chairman of

supermarket chain Mercadona, in 219th position with a net worth of €4.2 billion, and Isak Andic of the fashion retailer Mango, who is in 248th place with a personal fortune of €3.8 billion. The former owner of real estate company Fadesa, Manuel Jove, who sold out before the property bubble in Spain burst, and Daniel Maté, a director of Swiss commodity trading and mining company Glencore both tie for 527th

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position on the list with personal fortunes of €2.075 billion.

There are 1,426 names on the Forbes list – 200 more than last year – with a combined fortune of $5.4 trillion. US citizens account for 442 of the names on the list and Asia and Europe 366.

Spaniards live the longest Although millions are out of work and millions more are struggling to make ends meet, Spaniards have the highest healthy life expectancy in Europe, according to the latest EU statistics, which showed they also live longer than the people of Australia,

Canada, Norway and the USA. Spain ranked seventh on the only table produced by the World Health Organisation in 2000, above the UK at 18th.

One of the major factors that contribute to this

longer living is the state of health of the people when they go to see their doctors, which is attributed to their Mediterranean diet, heavy on fruit, salads, fish and olive oil. This is also responsible

for the low death rate from heart disease.

Spaniards also do well on a number of cancers – pancreatic, prostate, breast and oesophageal. Premature deaths from falls are also low.

Winds of up to 138 kilometres per hour closed schools on Tenerife, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera and El Hierro on Monday. The high winds and rain, which started on Sunday, also closed many roads, as well as seaports and airports. advertising hoardings, sheets of metal, rubbish containers and electric cables littered the roads across the islands, accompanied by electricity cuts in many areas. The authorities asked residents to close all doors and windows, remove all plant pots from balconies and to stay indoors until the winds died down. The only reported casualty was a German woman who was killed by a landslide on Monday.


Bankia turns in record loss

Bankia – formed from the merger of seven floundering savings banks – has reported a record loss of €19.2 billion for 2012. Last year, Bankia and its parent firm, BFa, received aid of €18 billion after asking for EU funds to help rebuild its capital. Bankia was born out of the merger of seven savings banks that were highly exposed to Spain's property sector, which crashed five years ago. The Bankia-BFa group as a whole made losses after tax of €21.2 billion in 2012. Bankia's seven component banks were severely damaged by their loans to property developers and home buyers during the country's property bubble that ended in the late 2000s. The bank's shares were suspended at the start of the year.





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World News Berlusconi 'hosted prostitution parties'

Italy's former PM Silvio Berlusconi hosted prostitution parties at his Milan villa and paid women with favours and cash, prosecutors at his trial said on Monday. Prosecutor Antonio Sangermano said the parties organised at the villa in Arcore, north-east of Milan, were the "expression of a tried and tested prostitution system organised to satisfy the sexual pleasure of Silvio Berlusconi, and of which the young Moroccan girl was completely a part". In his closing arguments, he said that the parties involved dinner, erotic dancing and

then sex between aspiring television starlets and the invited guests. Berlusconi said he was "a bit surprised and amused" at the "imaginative" description of his "infamous dinners". He is on trial for paying to have sex with an underage prostitute, Karima El Mahroug. He said he had never had to pay for "intimate relations" and both he and Ms Mahroug – better known by her stage name "Ruby Heartstealer" – have denied ever having

sex. The case is the most recent one of several that have dogged the former prime minister.

In the last case, he was convicted of tax fraud in connection with the purchase of broadcasting rights by his Mediaset TV company. He was sentenced to a year in prison and barred from holding office for five years – though this will not be enforced until his appeal is complete. He faces up to 15 years in

prison if convicted, though nothing will be finalised until he has been allowed to appeal twice – normally a lengthy process in the Italian legal system. The continued scandal around the 76-year-old has made other parties increasingly reluctant to work with him in parliament after last week's inconclusive election, where his centre-right group achieved second place. A verdict in the trial is expected later this month.

Chavez suffers WWII veteran & severe infection Tojo captor dies Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez is suffering from a new, severe respiratory infection following cancer surgery, Information Minister Ernesto Villegas said on Monday, adding that his condition continued to be very delicate. Chavez, 58, returned to Venezuela last month after being treated for cancer in Cuba, but has not appeared in public since. Chavez, who has been in office for 14 years, is believed to have cancer in his pelvic area, but his exact illness has never

been disclosed. Since he announced in June 2011 that he had cancer he has undergone four operations, as well as chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

The president was reelected for another six-year term in October 2012, but the Supreme Court ruled that his swearing-in on January 10th could be delayed because of his illness. At the weekend, hundreds of Venezuelan students and opposition members marched in Caracas demanding full details about President Chavez's health.

The US soldier who arrested Japanese Prime Minister Gen Hideki Tojo to face trial for war crimes at the end of World War II has died aged 93. John Wilpers was the last surviving member of the team that captured the Japanese leader on September 11th, 1945. Tojo had just shot himself in a suicide attempt when the five-man team of Americans arrived at his house. Wilpers is credited with keeping him alive. He seized the weapon from

Tojo and held a Japanese doctor at gunpoint, ordering the man to treat the wounded general until an American doctor arrived.

The Japanese leader survived and was brought to trial, where he was convicted as a Class A war criminal. He was executed in December 1948.

Wilpers went on to spend 33 years working for the Central Intelligence Agency. He retired from the US Army reserve in 1979 as a colonel.

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Final curtain for old leaders

Premier Wen Jiabao promised stable growth, anti-corruption efforts and better welfare provision when he opened an annual session of parliament on Tuesday. This National People's Congress will see the final stage of the country's once-in-adecade leadership change. China's new leaders will inherit a far more vocal public than their predecessors faced, with social media now forcing them to address public concerns more than they ever have before. On the eve of the Congress, the media reflected high public expectations, reporting demands for action on corruption, education, social care, the environment and inequality. And after Mr Wen's speech, internet users posting on weibo, Chinese versions of Twitter, expressed frustration with his failure to present specific solutions to particular concerns, such as water and air pollution, or the wealth gap.

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It was announced on Friday that the Queen was suffering from symptoms of gastroenteritis and she was admitted to King Edward VII’s Hospital in London on Saturday as a precaution. She was said to be in

good spirits and otherwise in good health but was forced to cancel a visit to HMS Lancaster in London, and a reception for Members of Parliament and Members of the European Parliament was to be hosted by another member of the royal family.

It has been reported that the 86-year-old monarch did not receive visitors while in hospital

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Home Secretary Theresa May has said that Government reforms to ensure the immigration system works in Britain’s interest are working. “Since May 2010 Conservatives have been working to bring immigration under control. We are reforming all the different routes into the UK and numbers are coming down as a result.” Net immigration is down almost a third since

to cause minimal fuss.

It is very rare for the normally robust Queen to be struck down with illness despite her age and she was released from the hospital on Tuesday morning looking fit and healthy again (pictured above).

He also suggested that a majority Conservative government could withdraw completely from the 60-year-old European Convention which enshrined it in British law.

As families in Britain struggle through the recession there have been calls for a crackdown on the credit industry following the discovery that a quarter of people who take out expensive pay day loans are using them to pay other debts,

Tory MPs have been incensed at rulings of the European Court of Human Rights which have blocked the deportation of radical cleric Abu Qatada and would give prisoners in British jails the right to vote.

Mr Grayling suggested the court had moved a long way from the original aims of the convention, which was drawn up after the Second World War.

Falklanders decide Falkland islanders will go to the polls on March 10th and 11th to vote on whether they wish to remain British. The 2,563 islanders are to be given the opportunity so that Britain can justify its refusal to enter into negotiations with Buenos Aires over the sovereignty of the islands and an overwhelming ‘yes’ vote is expected.

The government of the Falkland Islands has arranged for outside observers to monitor the referendum so there can be no dispute about the result.

The sovereignty issue was raised again 30 years after the 1982 war when there were fresh demands for Argentine sovereignty from the country’s president and suggestions of colonialism by Britain.

the general election – down to 163,000 in June 2012 from 235,000 in June 2010. The number of visas issued last year suggests the downward trend is likely to continue. But the Home Secretary emphasised that sponsored student visas have increased by three per cent, “ensuring that our world class universities can compete for overseas students.”

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Election pledge on human rights Britain’s Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has told BBC Radio that Britain could pull out of the European Convention of Human Rights if the Conservatives win the next general election in 2015.


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UK immigration The Queen goes home from hospital down by a third The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh have been forced to cancel a two-day tour of Rome that they were said to have been looking forward to, due to begin on Thursday this week, because the Queen had been admitted to hospital with a stomach bug.

leading to a vicious cycle. Consumer group Which? has called on the Government to take tough action to stop irresponsible lending through the new Financial Conduct Authority which will regulate credit from next year.




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British Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt has travelled to the Seychelles where he opened a new anti-piracy coordination centre. It will bring together experts from around the world to share intelligence and prosecution information in a move designed to reveal the financiers of piracy. At the London conference on Somalia last year Prime Minister David Cameron signed a memorandum of understanding with the president of the Seychelles and Britain committed £550,000 toward the construction costs of the centre. Britain is also providing the centre’s first codirector and one other UK officer. Countries involved in the initiative to combat piracy in the Indian Ocean include the US, Tanzania, Mauritius, the Netherlands and Australia. HAMPSHIRE


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Prime Minister David Cameron has insisted the Government will stick to the course it is on after seeing the Conservatives beaten into third place by the UK Independence Party in the Eastleigh by-election. Writing in the Sunday Telegraph, Mr Cameron suggested voters were impatient for change after years of decline under a Labour government and felt problems were not being fixed fast enough. Labour says Mr Cameron’s response to the result is likely to be a “big lurch to the right.” MANCHESTER

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Manchester United’s Shinji Kagawa became the first Asian player to score three goals in a Barclays Premier League game as he helped his club to a 4-0 win over Norwich at Old Trafford. Wayne Rooney also looked sharp, scoring a goal and having a big hand in the Japanese star’s hat-trick. The result cements United’s position at the top of the table and Norwich boss Chris Hughton was moved to say he did not see any other outcome other than United winning the title.

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UK benefit Two Tones fraudsters in Spain The British Embassy in Madrid has issued a press release which warns UK benefit fraudsters living in Spain of a new cooperation between the Spanish and British authorities. The new exchange of information will also include the deaths of British nationals in Spain and is specifically designed to curtail the kind of illegal activity where payments continue to be made to those no longer entitled to them. The Embassy quotes a recent case of a couple living in the Málaga province who defrauded the UK government of £39,000. The couple continued to falsely claim benefits for the man´s father long after he had died. In addition to being ordered to re-pay the money in full they were both given prison sentences – the man got 18 months and the woman received two prison sentences, one of 30

months and another of 18 months to run concurrently. The press release stresses the importance of reporting any change to the Department of Works and Pensions which could affect a benefit payment and goes on to encourage the reporting of known benefit fraudsters living in Spain to the DWP. More information is available by calling 900 554 440 or from the DWP website. written by Pete Woodall

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Three arrested

Two men aged 37 and one aged 35 were arrested after four live mortar devices were found in Letterkenny Road, Londonderry in the back of a white Citroen Berlingo van that had had its roof cut out to accommodate the bombs. Around 100 homes had to be evacuated while Army bomb disposal experts dealt with them.

While the Queen was in hospital earlier in the week, many viewers of the news on TV were astounded by the spectacle of the two policeman standing guard outside. PC Anthony Wallyn, who is 7ft 2in (2.18 metres) tall and Britain’s tallest policeman, was stationed alongside the smallest officer in the Met's Westminster Borough Support Unit, PC Tony Thich, who is 5ft 6in (1.67 metres).The pair, known by their colleagues as Big Tone and Little Tone, stood at the entrance of King Edward VII's Hospital in London on Sunday while the Queen received treatment

there for a stomach bug. PC Wallyn, whose nicknames include Big Tower, has required a custom-made uniform since joining the force four years ago. The father-ofone, who wears size 17 shoes, said: "I get 100-500 requests for a photo each day. It's like being famous but without the money. It's happened every day of my life. If it didn't happen I would be worried." PC Wallyn said it would make for an unusual image if the Queen – who is 5ft 4in (1.62 metres) tall – had walked past him when she left hospital. "It would be a nice photo," he quipped.

One of the men was the driver of the van, another was following behind on a motorbike. The third was

arrested later elsewhere in Derry.

Chief Superintendent Stephen Cargin described the would-be bombers as “absolutely reckless” after they had driven the van through the crowded streets of Derry to get to their destination. He added: “It doesn't even bear thinking about what we could have been looking at today in terms of the consequences of these devices had they exploded. These people are voices of the past, and there’s no future for them.”

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Local News Row over Dog Day Fuengirola will hold its 4th Dia del Perro on April 14th, which has annoyed die-hard Republicans in the Socialist Party because that was the date in 1931 that the Second Republic was declared.

The town has been holding Dog Day in the middle of April – it was held on the 15th last year – and it has to be held on a Sunday so that the Guardia Civil and Police dog handlers can participate.

A council spokesman said the date also marked the anniversaries of the birth of Phillip II, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the sinking of the Titanic – all of which are celebrated in one way or another somewhere in




three IRA suspects were shot dead in Gibraltar by SAS officers

Radio crackdown goes ahead Some 100 local radio stations that have been operating without a licence for years have been informed by letter by the Junta de Andalucia that they must cease broadcasting within ten days or face a fine of €100,000.

Stations such as Coastline FM have stopped broadcasting over the world – and it was simply fortuitous that it also marked the birth of the Second Republic. He noted that the Socialists in fact had no plans to celebrate the anniversary.

Nevertheless local Socialist Party spokesman

Javier Garcia Leon said there was not the "slightest doubt that Mayor Esperanza Oña had deliberately chosen the date out of hatred for human freedoms and those who do not share her despicable extreme rightwing attitudes".



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the airwaves, but continue to be available online. Most of the radio stations in the region, both foreign and Spanish-owned, have always been illegal, operating on frequencies that did not infringe upon those of other broadcasters.

legitimate, but there is no official procedure they can use to obtain a licence. It is now hoped the issue will be reviewed and procedures put in place to allow those who want to continue broadcasting and provide a service to the public to do so legally.

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properties valued at €30,000 individually would be below the threshold, but together exceed the limit and would therefore be subject to this new declaration, necessitating the completion of the form 720. The tax declaration is done individually for the property/ies, regardless of the number of owners, and the percentage of ownership is established later.

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Banderas gives emotional speech Antonio Banderas brought tears to the eyes of everyone present at the ceremony naming his "Andalucia's Favourite Son" on February 28th, Andalucia Day, when he recalled the other person honoured – 24-year-old trade unionist Manuel José García Caparrós, who was assassinated in Malaga on December 4th, 1977, during a demonstration demanding autonomy for Andalucia. Banderas said: “The bullet that killed you could have been lodged in any of us who were near you that day. It could have been for me and everything that has happened to me since then would have been erased. The things I have seen, the people I have loved, the daughter I have, the battles I've won and those I've lost would not have existed. That is what they stole from you. That is why today they are doing you justice, they want to give you back what was taken away from you".

He added: “García Caparrós was killed by a bullet that lodged in the hearts of all Andalusians." Banderas, who lives with his wife Melanie Griffiths in Hollywood, said he had

How many more houses?

The head of the Junta de Andalucia's Environment department, Luis Planas, told a meeting of businessmen held last week to analyse the Protection Plan for the region's coastline, that land there has already been classified for the immediate construction of some 40,000 houses. He said the Junta had never intended to paralyse development along the coast, adding that the new plan was not going to stop or impede any of the projects already under development on the Andalucian coast. He said it was absolutely necessary to promote competitiveness, guaranteeing economic development and tourism while maintaining standards of quality.

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never lost contact with his native land. "At this time, Andalucia for me is a necessity, that is why I return and have never completely separated myself from it".


Referring to his home in Marbella where a wall is being knocked down and moved back from the beach to avoid a demolition order,




Banderas said: "Whatever happens to the house, I am not going to protest, even though they burn it down. I am not going to harm my country so that The Times can print that investments in Andalucia are not to be trusted". Banderas made the speech on behalf of all those who received medals and honours that day.

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The town's guau-guau dog park is the perfect scenario for dog training workshops which are free for everyone registered on the empadronamiento. The classes, to be given by the Canes veterinary Hospitals, will be held on the first and last Tuesday of the month at andalucia's biggest dog park which is located between Calle alcalá galiano and the motorway, bordered by the Pajares arroyo to the west and the access roundabout to los Pacos to the east. Those interested in participating should send an email to, giving details of the owners and their dogs, which must be microchipped and have had their rabies vaccinations. doS HErMaNoS, SEvilla

Triple killer detained

luis Miguel briz Torrico, 34, was imprisoned without bail on three charges of homicide last Friday, after allegedly killing his father, mother and sister the previous day. Mayor Francisco Toscano, said briz Torrico had a high iQ and had several university degrees but appeared to suffer the same genetic disorder that affected other members of his family. Neighbours said they had heard the family arguing on Thursday and that Torrico had ordered three wreathes earlier that day. He was seen wandering in the street, talking to himself, before entering a local bar where he talked about the crime. He is being held in the psychiatric unit of the nearest prison until he is due to stand trial. Cordoba

No falcons for Mosque

The City Council has rejected a proposal from the Mezquita Cathedral to use falcons to do away with the pigeons which the monument's authorities say are damaging the building. The plan involves installing artificial nests containing peregrine falcon nestlings on different buildings in the city's historical centre around the Mosque so that over the next five years they would clear the area of pigeons. However, the City Council is now treating the proposal as if it were made by a private company and not a UNESCo World Heritage Monument which has forced the Mezquita authorities to rethink the project. Falcons have been used successfully to protect the Sacred Family Church in barcelona and the Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca.

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The Local Memo from Voice Madrid

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ntil just a few days ago, his followers were convinced he was going to recover, but the latest news of a worsening of a respiratory infection released on Monday would seem to indicate that the government has decided to prepare them for the worst. But perhaps it's too late. Having been kept in the dark for so long before suddenly being dragged into the light could turn the public mood ugly. Most of Chavez's followers live in the slum areas – which he failed to clear – on the hills that completely encircle Caracas and which are home to some three million people. If they turn ugly and come pouring down into the "decent" Caracas in the valley, the bloodshed would be horrendous. I can only hope my many friends there have already hotfooted it out of the city.


owever, I suspect the military already have plans to step in and govern until elections can be held. They've all sworn loyalty to Chavez but rumour has it that many of them resent his dependence on the Cubans, thousands of whom work in the slums as doctors and teachers, successfully brainwashing the people who live there. Poor Venezuelans have always believed what they've wanted to believe, which is why generations of politicians have been

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ews of Hugo Chavez's rapid decline should be making me delirious with joy but in fact it's giving me a panic attack. I can't for the life of me remember where I put the photograph of me accepting a Merit at Work award from him, which I rashly promised to publish when he dies. But if he doesn't die right this minute it will be too late for this week's edition anyway. (I've just checked – he's still alive).

n fact, the longer it takes him to die, the worse it will be when he finally does bow out. The acting government in Venezuela has kept the public in the dark about the real state of his health but anyone who knows Chavez knows it must be very bad. Since December 11th, there hasn't been a peep out of a man who thought nothing of hogging the country's air waves for hours on end every Sunday, or any other day for that matter. Since they sent him home from Cuba, nobody outside his immediate circle of ministers and family has seen him or heard him. According to one newspaper, he has already been sent to the presidential vacation island of La Orchila to spend his last days there quietly with his family. Officially, he's still in the Military Hospital in Caracas. And we've never been told exactly what sort of cancer he has.

able to go into the slums at election time, promising them the earth, then once they've got their votes forgetting all about them for the next five years. Over the years, Chavez has made many promises to them but has been too busy destroying the country's private sector to build them the 100,000 houses he promised, or to raise them above the poverty threshold. They're still poor and living in the same old ramshackle shacks and poorly built houses as they did under the "proYankee capitalist running dogs".


uring the years I lived in Venezuela, when I read how the Europeans bitched about their governments, I used to think – let them come here, or even better, any Central American country – and live even if only for six months. They'd soon go rushing back home and stop complaining – at least for a few months.

he Partido Popular has become a true headline grabber over the past several months. Not since the Transition, when the different political forces had so much to say about where Spain was heading, has there been so much focus on the throw-away comments by government officials. Unfortunately, the damaging statements being aired by our misguided leaders have only added more tension to the explosive social situation; they have been confusing, insulting and just downright dumb. The latest gem came last week from Interior Minister Jorge Fernández Díaz, an ultra right-wing Catholic who still cannot accept the fact that the Constitutional Court has upheld same-sex marriage. During a symposium on February 27th at the Spanish Embassy in Rome, this Opus Dei follower explain to a group that religious arguments regrettably cannot be used to oppose homosexual unions. “There are rational arguments to back the idea that these marriages shouldn’t have the same protection under the law as normal ones. For example, the survival of the species is not guaranteed.” A very helpful statement coming from someone who has sworn before God, king and Constitution to uphold Spanish laws and protect society. My favourite retort came days later when the PP tried to distance itself from what it called Fernández Diaz’s own personal opinions. Agustín Conde, a PP deputy who represents Toledo, said that yes maybe “gay marriage doesn’t guarantee the continuation of the species but neither does celibacy,” referring to the Catholic clergy’s vows.





he trouble is we human beings are never content with what we have and we forget just how many of our fellow human beings live in the sort of conditions that no self-respecting – or free – animal would tolerate. Having said that, the cows in European byres and the pigs in European sties have a better standard of living than many Africans, Asians, South Americans and Haitians.

e also enjoy a political stability here in Europe – with the exception of Greece and Italy – that those people would die for. Yet here we are, going on strikes that will bring a company down (Iberia) or destroying public property during demonstrations held to protest against spending cuts. Who replaces all those burnt rubbish containers if not the local councils? And where do they get the money? From you and me.


ill we never learn?

ne of the most pointed intimidations that will go down in the history books, and that has driven a wedge between the central government and the restless Catalonia region, was the veiled threat made last year by Culture Minister José Ignacio Wert who vowed to “Hispanicize all Catalan students” through his education reform by forcing them to use more Spanish in the classroom instead of their regional language.

o doubt the PP could use some good coaching on public speaking. We all put our worst foot forward sometimes when it comes to making excuses for a controversy. Take Maria Dolores de Cospedal, the PP secretary general, brave enough to show her face to try to explain why Luis Barcenas, the embattled former party treasurer who stepped down in 2010 after he was targeted in a corruption inquiry, was still receiving a salary. She insisted to reporters that the monthly payments Barcenas was getting up until the early part of this year was his severance pay spread out in instalments. In defending the PP

actions for also paying his social security and including his tax deductions in the payments as it would do with any other regular worker, De Cospedal likened it to “a simulated salary" but continued to insist he was not on the payroll. Barcenas gave us another story. In a lawsuit filed last Friday against the PP for “unjust firing,” he claimed that he was dropped from the official party payroll on January 31st without his knowledge after he had been working as a consultant since he stepped down as treasurer in 2010.


rime Minister Mariano Rajoy has also fallen into this mumble-gumble fray when last month in Berlin he had a difficult time explaining what was true and what wasn't true about the infamous ledgers allegedly penned by Barcenas that show he and a host of PP officials have been getting fat bonuses on the side. "“I repeat what I said – everything that has been said about me and my colleagues in the party is untrue, except for some things that have been published by some media outlets.” We still don't know where that fine line that divides truth and lies is.


few weeks later, Finance Minister Cristóbal Montoro gave us a crackerjack of an innuendo when he accused many in the Spanish film industry of tax evasion. This minister, who has also had trouble explaining the Bárcenas affair – whether or not the ex-party treasurer took advantage of the government's tax amnesty programme to clean some €10 million he had stashed away in Switzerland – went on to attack many in the movie industry who days before had lodged harsh criticisms against the Rajoy administration while accepting their Goya awards. “We haven't had our own Gérard Dépardieu here; we don’t need to, because some of our famous actors and actresses don’t pay their taxes in Spain,” Montoro said in Congress, referring to the French movie star who acquired Russian citizenship to protest against France’s wealth tax. Of course, Montoro never indicated who wasn't paying taxes.


adly, no one has come out to issue any apologies, retractions or even explanations. The PP has tried on many occasions to put a spin on certain issues, most notably the explosive Barcenas affair. But it has failed to come up with a sterling communications strategy that would lead no one to question whether party officials actually pulled the wool over our eyes this time around.


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We are back greater and St Patrick’s Day greener than ever before! celebrations at Cala Luna Restaurant Homes, Gardens Lifestyle brings Tommy Walsh from TV’s Ground Force. Two Show Tommy!

Come and work out who lynched Lee Prechaun? Enjoy a three-course meal with unlimited wine for only €25, while you watch some of your favourite local actors entertain you with a baffling “Who dunnit?”.

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The quiet little Irish town of Killfenny is both picturesque and traditional. There is one tavern, one church and one village hall. Life in the village has continued pretty much as it has done since it was first constructed in 1901 and all the residents are happy, at least, they were until recently! Lee Prechaun, the current owner of the Prechaun Family Estate and nearly half the village buildings, has

decided to drag Killfenny kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, by demolishing half the village and replacing it with a shopping mall and a large leisure complex.

The villagers are up in arms and call a meeting in the village hall to oppose the plans. However, when they arrive they find that someone has already dealt with Lee Prechaun and strung him up from the rafters!

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Following the success of the lovely Charlie Dimmock at The Castle, they now have Tommy in Torremolinos and also Tommy in Torrevieja (well almost, he will actually be just a few k's away in the beautiful grounds of the La Finca Golf and Spa Hotel in Algorfa). Tommy is about to be the star of The Ideal Home Exhibition in London and then in April and May he will be the star in two major locations in Spain, first in the Costa del Sol in April 27th and 28th and then in the Costa Blanca South on May 29th and 30th – if your birthday falls on any of these days please email uk as we have a little surprise for you!

For full details of the two shows you can go to or you can email

and they will send you the latest details on either or both of these two tremendous shows featuring showcase room settings, fabulous garden stands, wine tastings, tea tastings, food demonstrations and tastings, amazing clothes with more being added every single day! Creating your dream home, garden and lifestyle has never been easier!

As well as the favourites from last year at the May Show in San Miguel including the very popular art competiton sponsored by Avalon (with entries for all levels from beginners upwards), there will be live painting and art demonstrations from some very experienced artists. There will also be talks from gardening experts as well as “Take Tea with Tommy Ascot Style” and next week we will be telling you how you can win FREE VIP tickets to meet Tommy and have a glass of Cava with him courtesy of the main sponsor HiFX and GM Events themselves, and

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Gina Marks organiser of the show said: “The whole idea behind these shows is that they are just that … SHOWS rather than exhibitions. Yes we will have some lifestyle companies but the emphasis is on Homes & Gardens and Leisure products and activities.” For more details of the Homes, Gardens and Lifestyle Show and a "growing" list of exhibitors /promotors please take a look at

Sarah Hawes from Cambridge 800 says we always want to encourage people to eat well and eat healthily and one cup cake will contain around 225 calories – so after a good walk around the show you should have burned off all those calories!

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Community News Leeks and daffodils Welsh folk all over the world celebrated their patron saint’s day last Friday, March 1st.

St. David’s Day commemorates the death of the patron saint of Wales in the sixth century. Very little is known of his life, but St. David, or Dewi Sant in Welsh, is thought to have been around 100 years old when he died, having undertaken pilgrimages in South Wales, the west of England and then on to Jerusalem where he was made an Archbishop.

David returned to Wales to set up a devout religious community in Glyn Rhosyn, now the town of St. David’s. He is accredited with many miracles, the most remarkable of which involved him raising the ground beneath his feet so that he could be seen and heard by all as he preached beside a church in Llandewi Brefi. Officially recognised as a Catholic saint in 1120, the feast of St David has been marked in the religious calendar for

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centuries, but was only declared a national celebration in the eighteenth century. Although the wearing of leeks has long been a tradition on St. David’s Day, more recently the daffodil has also been adopted as an attractive, and certainly sweeter smelling alternative. Indeed, according to folklore, daffodils first bloom on March 1st. As both are national emblems of Wales, either is perfectly acceptable.

The customary St. David’s Day dish is cawl, a broth usually made of lamb with vegetables and, of course, more leeks.

With the flag of St. David flying high, parades and concerts take place all over Wales and in the Welsh communities around the world.

Mascota La Trocha treating animals right The first thing you notice in the window of Coin’s new pet supply business is a sign that says… “We absolutely do NOT sell or buy animals!”

“This is very important to us” says Claire Hamilton from Dublin, who has lived in Spain for 15 years and is co-owner of the business. “Like so many of our clients, we have rescued, fostered or re-homed dogs, cats, and even pigs and horses! For us to see puppies or kittens in cages all day and night sometimes for months on end is abhorrent.”

Mascota La Trocha is, of course, based at the Centro Comercial La Trocha in Coin and is extremely convenient for customers as it is in the parking area next to the car wash company, with a large wooden Scooby Doo outside welcoming you in. “You can drive right up to the front door to load heavy bags of dog food or bring your pet for


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grooming or to our new Veterinary Consultant”, continues Claire.

Claire is the professional dog groomer in Scooby Doo Do’s and is well known in the Coin area for grooming over the last 12 years. She also has several years veterinary nursing experience and now with their new vet, Juan Francisco Bernal who speaks good English, they can cater for all your veterinary needs. Juan can also do home visits if you are unable to bring your pet to the vet!

“In these recession times pricing is so important” says Claire “and, although we cannot compete with large supermarket chains on some items, we can give good advice on what is best for your pet at a budget you can afford! We have or can supply basic economy food up to the top brand names like Hills/Royal Canin etc., and although we are a small business we can order and receive most items within a few days.

The difference in this pet supply business is the “personal touch” and caring attitude to your pet. “Our pets are family”, says Claire, “What they eat, when they are sick or even how they feel is very important to us.” So for that extra personal service and all your pet requirements including food, treats, toys, cages, collars, hamster, bird and rabbit

accessories, grooming, tick and flea treatments and veterinary services, call in to Mascota La Trocha. They are also open during the very busy La Trocha Market on a Sunday!

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This is Bobby his date of birth is 9.2.2012 His weight’s is approximately 7 kilos and is a male of mixed breed – a small fluffy boy he will remain small, and he will be castrated next week. Bobby is a lovely little chap, a good character, plays well with the other dogs, but we do not know how he would be with cats. He is a very loving and affectionate boy toward people, likes to be cuddled and fussed over. He appears in very good health. He was rescued from the Paraiso.

Although he has just arrived at FAMA it is easy to see he is a young, happy, healthy boy. He has integrated well with the other dogs he is sharing a run with. He eats well, his coat is also in a beautiful condition. He would undoubtedly make someone a wonderful pet. If you would like to know more about him, or meet him in person, call Pat on 620 354 885 or visit our website at FAMA’S policy is never to have a healthy dog put down.

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Our local Age Care on the telly! Come and enjoy Age Care Association was invited by Mijas 340 TV to appear on a Mijas International informative programme in English. Tony Bellamy of Age Care met Karen McMahon, the Mijas 340 TV presenter, in the studio where Tony was able to explain the role Age Care plays in the community. The programme was aired on Tuesday, 26th February and will be repeated some time in the future.

Karen (right in the photo) was able to put Tony at his ease and he explained that Age Care is a charitable organisation entirely run by volunteers to help the local older English speaking residents who may not be able to help themselves. Volunteers undertake various activities such as help with shopping, a visit to the doctors, or just to visit for a chat as there are many lonely, and maybe isolated, people in our community. Age Care is also looking for Spanish speaking volunteers to help with the hospital visits particularly, at the Costa del Sol hospital, where translators will no longer be provided. Volunteers should be willing to commit themselves on a regular basis and volunteers with their own transport are particularly sought. Tony did point out that although volunteers would not be remunerated, their expenses would be paid so they should not be out of pocket.

Age Care also works with several other charitable organisations such as the Alzheimer's Family Association of Fuengirola and SenVol – students who want to improve their English by socialising with more mature English speakers. Tony also told Karen about the various functions run by Age Care throughout the year such as the summer tea party, Christmas luncheon – where Salon Varietes provided the live entertainment for free – and some of the fundraising events such as the fashion show. Most of the funds raised come through the charity shop in El Zoco where people have been very generous in donating clothes, books and bric-a-brac. Age Care can help with advice on a wide variety of subjects. For example, care homes or funeral companies. Tony pointed out that they were very happy to help people make a choice and take them to see various places, but would not recommend any particular care home or other company as they wanted to remain unbiased. Although Age Care is not an emergency service, they were very willing to do what they could. He told Karen about a lady who wanted to go to the UK for a family event but had no one to look after her 102-year-old mother and Age Care was able to help with some

St Andrew’s Chaplaincy Costa del Sol East invites you to a celebration of Mothering Sunday on Sunday March 10th starting at 6.00pm at the Cemetery Chapel, Alhaurin el Grande. respite care, allowing her to get away for a few days.

Looking forward, Tony advised that Age Care has now also opened an Advice Centre which will be a one-stop shop for information about all sorts of things, such as repatriation to the UK or where does one go for a wheelchair? And if they don’t know the answer, they will know who to pass you on to! Tony finished the interview by advising Karen that the Annual General Meeting of the Age Care Association was going to be held on Saturday, 16th March at the Tamisa Golf Hotel at 10.30 for 11 am and all were welcome. For more information about how to become a volunteer or if


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Debut - Five piece blues/rock band appearing at Pógs Scary! - Irish themed murder mystery night at Cala Luna Mother’s Day - Plenty to choose from this Sunday so treat your mum

The Andalucian Garden Group The subject last month for The Andalucian Garden Group was “How Safe is your Food?” when Pete Langdale, from La Palma Nurseries at Velez Malaga, gave a fascinating insight into the rigorous monitoring procedures, which supermarkets like M&S and Safeways (to name but a few) carry out for suppliers, such as his nursery. Pete regularly supplies

coriander and parsley, in vast quantities throughout the year, to many supermarkets. He also organised a little competition to further emphasise how the amount of any chemical or insecticide allowed is one in fifty million in each batch tested. He very generously donated a €50 voucher as a prize and this was won by group member John Jackson.

At this month’s meeting (Tuesday 12th March), the speaker will be one of their members, Helena McGinty, and her topic is “Basic Garden Design” – a subject which is always useful – no matter whether your garden is a new one or a more established one. We can all use some new ideas!

Afterwards, there will be a short presentation by


The Andalucian Garden Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month in Bar La Penita, (behind the

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one of their members on her favourite plant. This will be followed by members’ Question and Answer time, when you can get help and hints from some of the more experienced gardeners in the group. They also have a very extensive library and members can borrow books each month. Visitors are always very welcome and if you want to come just for a particular talk, the fee for one meeting is €5.

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

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Olive Tree bearing fruit There’s a whole lot going on at The Olive Tree in Coin during March. The meals served at The Olive Tree are fast gaining a reputation for good, clean, home-cooked food and for this coming Sunday’s Mother’s Day, they will be serving a family lunch where Mums eat free. However, for this special offer you will need to book your table as they are likely to be filling up fast. The following event is the Royal British Legion’s

Race Night on Saturday 16th. Tickets are just €6 each and include supper. Monies raised will go to the RBL Poppy Appeal. Friday 22nd has the next SEARCH charity quiz night starting at 7.30pm. It’s €2 per person to enter the quiz and the prizes are great while all the time you’re also raising money. There’s a double event on Saturday 30th with The Olive Tree Charity Auction during the day and the fabulous Frankie B in

Ollie’s Bar

concert in the evening. For the auction you can take along your unwanted items for sale from 11am and the auction will start promptly at 2pm. You will get most of the proceeds but a little bit will go to the charity of the month. Then at 8pm Frankie B will be appearing for the first time at The Olive Tree. Entrance to the show is €5 and you can dance the night away to your heart’s content. Call 665 340 306.

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The Salon Varietes, Fuengirola have an important audition coming up which could be of special interest to anyone thinking of coming along for the first time.

Auditions are an essential part of putting on a show but the very word can strike terror in the heart of a potential recruit.

On Sunday March 17th one of the nicest ladies at the Salon Varietes will be holding her auditions for an exciting and energetic production of 'Movie Mania'. Alexandra Avery is not only a talented performer and choreographer in her own right – The Old Time Music Hall at the theatre showed how she can get the best out of performers – but also a teacher. So if you have been nervous about taking the first step to becoming a Salon regular this is the ideal

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opportunity. The show will feature songs and routines from Dirty Dancing, Saturday Night Fever, Blues Brothers, A Chorus Line, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Rock of Ages, James Bond, Austin Powers and Les Miserables.


Alex will be looking for singers and dancers with a playing age of 16 to 35 so come along between 2 and 5pm to the Salon. You should have some dancewear and if you have a CD with two contrasting songs, bring that too. The show opens on May 24th and runs to May 29th. If you want more information an email address has been set up: moviemaniaperformers@

There is lots of room for fresh talented performers at the only English Theatre in Spain

Unusually the Foreign Residents of Estepona (AREME), which raises money for local charities and brings foreign residents socially together, have another important event this week. Recently the Town Hall has had problems with their bookings system and so they have had three attempts at holding this event, which have been aborted at the last minute. At last they have confirmation that the Coffee Morning and Table Sale has been approved and can go ahead on Saturday March 9th. AREME need to reach as many readers as they can (at short notice) in order to make the event a success and also so they can eventually support more charities this year – many of which are desperate for help. In addition, the next Foreign Residents’ Association of Estepona (AREME) Forum, which is on the new tax changes, is on Monday March 11th at the Palacio de Congresos in Estepona at 11am. This is especially important for all Foreign Residents to attend if they are not to fall foul of the new law! Ring Heather on 952 793 969 for further information.

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Five piece blues-rock band “The Gangberries” make their début at Pógs in Fuengirola this Saturday 9th March. Their talented renditions of the music of The Allman Brothers Band, Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, B.B. King, Howlin' Wolf and many others of the blues rock genre have earned this band a good following in

Málaga capital and throughout Málaga province. The Gangberries are a new blues gig at Pógs Irish style live music pub so don't miss it. Stay tuned in for more good news as we skip down the “green” brick road, – Guinness in hand and silly green hat on head – towards their forthcoming 2013 St Patrick's weekend celebrations. Starting on

Friday 15th March and going through Saturday night to the all-day St Patrick's day party on Sunday 17th. Pógs is easy to find on Calle Lamo de Espinosa just up from the PYR Hotel near Fuengirola port – well worth a visit if you like live music and a bit of fun. Tel. 662 594 111

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Wreck-It Ralph Release date: March 5th 2013

Directed by Rich Moore Voices by: John C. Reilly, Jane Lynch, Sarah Silverman Walt Disney Animation Studios and Emmywinning director Rich Moore (TV's "'The Simpsons'," "'Futurama'") take moviegoers on a hilarious, arcade-gamehopping journey in “Wreck-It Ralph."


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Directed by Nicholas Jarecki Starring: Richard Gere, Susan Sarandon, Tim Roth, Brit Marling

This sleek, suspenseful thriller, set in the glittering but hollow world of high finance with resonances of Wall Street and Bonfire of the Vanities, won a Golden Globe nomination for Gere’s elegant performance as the morally bankrupt Robert Miller. We meet Miller on the eve of his 60th birthday as he arrives late for a family gettogether. This is a man who cannot be bothered to invest any time in buying presents for his grandchildren – he just leaves it to the butler. The Wall Street hedge fund magnate is the epitome of success. He is worth billions, beautifully dressed, with an admirable wife (Sarandon) who works hard for her charities and a daughter (Marling) who is the apple of his eye. But behind the façade Miller is in over his head and desperate to sell his trading empire to a major bank before his fraudulent activities are uncovered.

He is adeptly concealing his dishonesty from his family while at the same time juggling an affair with French art dealer

Julie (Laetetia Casta) but his greed for all things takes an astonishing toll.

He cannot resist the overtures of his mistress to slip away from his family but while driving them both to their love nest he crashes the car and in a Chappaquiddick-like twist he has to decide whether to save Julie’s life or to walk away and live with the consequences.

He chooses to do just that and leaves Julie in the car as it explodes into flames. He seeks help from a face from his past in the shape of Jimmy Grant (Nate Parker) to cover his tracks, but the self-serving Miller finds himself hotly pursued by

a hard-bitten detective who chews at the accident like a dog with a bone (Tim Roth).

Gere perfectly plays the hollow man incapable of any real depth of feeling and completely unaware of the lives of ordinary people, who cannot see that the normal tenets of law should have any impact on him.

As the noose tightens, the question is will he be able to avoid paying the price. This is a ruthless silver-fox role made for Richard Gere, ably supported by Susan Sarandon as the wife who looks like a tough cookie but is really craving more time with her philandering spouse.

Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly, "'Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby'," "'Step Brothers'"), is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (voice of Jack McBrayer, "'30 Rock'"), the good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades of doing the same thing and

seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of the bad guy.

He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.

On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (voice of Jane Lynch, TV's "'Glee'") from the firstperson action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman, "'The

Sarah Silverman Program'") from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade.

Will Ralph realise his dream and save the day before it’s too late?

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Anything can happen this week, even miracles, it could be the kind of time where you have to pinch yourself to make sure things are real. There is a way of resolution to something that has been lingering for too long, this will allow the light to shine through and new energy to come into your life. A key relationship starts to find stable ground – you are moving on towards a better territory one that will stand the test of time. There is one area of your life that is feeling stifled, that connects to your commitments and duty. Logically you know there is an end in sight with respect to a certain drama but emotionally it feels like your ship will never reach the shore. A need to follow through on all of your obligations is paramount, even if the financial pressure can seem overwhelming at times. Find out what is a priority and what takes precedence and start from there. One step at a time and it will resolve. Well you have some information but more needs to wing your way before you can fly the plane. You will be inwardly reaching for more of what is possible and pursuing all that lies on the horizon. There are mountains waiting for you to climb so that you can reach the heights and soar into the horizon, it is a time of advancement, self promotion and gain, so commit to a new elevation of expression and you will be able to conquer your dreams. You were just not willing to see something for what it was but this week new information is revealed that allows you to know without question how to make your next move. This will give you the upper hand in a situation that could have had power over you in the past, you will no longer waste your time wondering ‘what if’ or what will be or could be. You are emerging out of the dark and you are back with purpose in your stride. With a stellium of planets in your opposite sign right now it will all be about maintaining and creating the balance in your life. You are weighing up your relationships and will not hesitate to speak your mind with those that are clearly not on the same page as you. You are interested in strengthening and deepening your most meaningful connections. It becomes obvious when you are being pulled in two directions, so obvious, you will be able to negotiate a solution.


It is time to get on with fixing, whether it be within relationships or with the mundane world of practicality like the garden fence. Sweep the dust out from those cobwebby corners and resurrect those things that are crying out for some attention. This is a great time to look at your diet and health and start a new September 23rd - regime that would suit your constitution. You are self motivated right now to sort out your world in preparation for the Spring. October 22nd

SCORPIO October 23rd November 21st

Let nothing limit your imagination, there is a tidal wave of creativity and emotion within that is bursting to express itself. Just make sure that you keep your feet on the ground so you retain a sense of reality. For if not it won’t take much to find yourself getting worked up over things. There is always something going on that can trigger the rage that accompanies an injustice. Find an outlet for this energy as this can be a very productive time.

SAGITTARIUS Ideas on how to create a calmer and more peaceful life have been floating around November 22nd December 21st

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in you but every time you try to put these ideas into practice, they seem to dissolve. There are many planets in water right now and this influence is triggering within you a feeling of being washed out at sea. You could feel vulnerable right now but the experience of not being in control allows you to settle into going with the flow - giving you the answers on how to put your ideas into action. There is a genius rising within you so prepare to outsmart a situation that has gone a bit sour, or solve a mystery you thought was a closed case. You may find yourself imagining things you would never have dared to dream before and this can take you out of your comfort zone, however, surrendering those limiting thoughts to the vast possibilities of the great unknown, allows you to discover parts of yourself you didn’t know existed. Putting the final touches on something that is priceless to you is your main focus. Something you have been working long and hard on is starting to come together now. It’s as if you are writing the final act in a play and the end product is close to ready. As you prepare for the launch or the next leg of your creative journey you will discover a greater sense of security as you reflect upon what your essential needs are.

You are a live wire, Pisces, with Mars now joining you in your sign. No more going through the motions, you are on fire. You will not play second fiddle or take a back seat for anyone, others will not know what has hit them when you walk in the room – you may not even recognise yourself. Your compassion and sensitivity to stand up for the underdog will be strong and you will not hesitate to take up the sword to protect someone you feel is being mistreated.

Kym’s Kitchen don’t have to be a chef!

This month’s recipe was sent to us by Kate Buchan, who is the Sous Chef at Kimbridge Restaurant, Near Romsey, Hampshire

Herb crumbed salmon with a roasted tomato and pepper sauce ( Serves 4)


salmon portions 6-7oz each 150 grams of cream cheese 250 grams of wholegrain breadcrumbs • 2 tablespoons of chives, roughly chopped • 2 tablespoons of parsley, roughly chopped • 2 tablespoons of coriander, roughly chopped • 1 clove of finely crushed garlic

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½ lemon rind, grated 60 grams of lemon juice

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3 peppers 1 small onion 2 tablespoons of oil 2 cloves of crushed garlic 1 can of chopped tomatoes

For the Sauce:

Directions Season salmon fillets lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. Place skin side down on an oven tray, lined with baking paper. Process all ingredients in a food processer until combined and chopped. Spread each salmon portion with a layer of the cream cheese and put the breadcrumb mixture on top of the salmon fillets, pressing down on top and cook for 10 to 15 minutes until just cooked at 180˚C (160 ˚C fan )/350 ˚F/ Gas Mark 4.

While the salmon is cooking, roast the peppers over a gas flame or under a grill until the peppers are black. Place the peppers in a paper bag to sweat, once cool peel off the charred skins and remove the seeds. Then

roughly chop the peppers and leave to one side. In a large saucepan heat the oil and add the onion and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add the peppers and the tomatoes and cook for 10 minutes over a low heat. Puree the sauce using a food processer or stick blender until smooth. Strain through a sieve to remove the seeds and return to a clean pan. Gently heat and season if needed. Once the sauce is hot, pour the sauce on to the plate and place the cooked salmon on top of the sauce and serve with a wedge of lemon.


Adding “eria” to the end of words


By Valerie Mitchell


August 23rd September 22nd

These are strange times for you Aries as there are so many planets in water signs at the moment you can feel a bit foggy, like there is a mist in front of everything you are trying to do. The way around this is to think outside of the box and keep objective, do not allow yourself to be drawn into another’s drama, or get involved in a cross fire of emotions that you are not directly involved in. Use this time to close the old, tie up loose ends in preparation for the new.

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Two weeks ago we looked at adding "ísimo and ísima" on to words to make them "very, very". If you read the article you'll know what I mean. This week we are going to see how another suffix works. Remember a suffix is the little bit you add on to the end of a word to change its meaning. Adding "ería" often means you are talking about a place and specifically where something is sold. So, we know that fruta is fruit. Therefore, it doesn't take much effort to work out that a frutería is where you go to buy fruit. Similarily, perfume is perfume (just a tad obvious) so a perfumería is where you can pop along to if you are in the mood to spoil yourself or a loved one with a bottle of scent. Carne is meat and the butcher's shop is la carnecería. Pescado is fish and the fishmonger's is la pescadería. Una flor is a flower and una florista is a florist. A flower shop is the shop of the florist so it is la floristería. Of course, you may prefer to do all your shopping in one of the big supermarkets, but where is the fun in that? You aren't going to have the chance to practise your Spanish and, in my experience, the supermarkets aren't necessarily cheaper either. If you want to buy books - libros you go to la libraría and if you want paper - papel (and notebooks, pens, newspapers and so on) you go to la papelería. The next part of this topic will be in Issue 218 Ya está - That’s it Hasta la Próxima - Until next time Valerie.

Valerie runs the Centro Idiomas Language School in Coin.

Her books, “The First Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Second Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” , “The Third Twelve Shortcuts to Spanish” (€5 each) and “The Verb Book” (€7) are available from The News office in Coin, Woody’s Cards and Books in Los Boliches, David’s Books in Los Boliches or by email from Valerie's books can now be bought from her website – or call 952 450 747.

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News - Breakthroughs - Treatments - Trends

Skin patches tackle prostate cancer Skin patches which deliver oestrogen into the blood may be a cheaper and safer treatment for prostate cancer than the current therapy of injections of a chemical to cut levels of testosterone – the driving force of many

prostate cancers – but which causes menopauselike the side effects.

Researchers at the Imperial College London compared patches and injections in 254 patient and found the patches

were safe and eliminated the side effects.

Using oestrogen to treat prostate cancer is an old treatment. Both oestrogen and testosterone are very similar chemically, so ramping up the levels of oestrogen in the body can reduce the amount of testosterone produced – and slow prostate cancer growth.

However, taking oral oestrogen pills caused significant health problems by overdosing the liver. The organ then produced chemicals which caused blood clots, heart attacks and strokes. The preferred treatment is injections of a drug, LHRHa, which reduces the production of both oestrogen and testosterone.

However, this has side effects similar to the menopause in women – resulting in poor bone health and diabetes. The researchers said: "We're not claiming this is equivalent to current therapies yet, but it does look like we are getting castration levels of testosterone." However, they said they needed to follow patients for longer.

"The next step is to test if the oestrogen patches are as effective at stopping the growth of prostate cancer as the current hormone treatments, we're now testing this in over 600 patients." A spokesman for the charity Cancer Research UK which part funded the study, said: "More men

than ever are surviving prostate cancer thanks to advances in research, but we still urgently need to find more effective treatments and reduce side effects.

"This trial is an important step towards better and kinder treatments that could bring big benefits to men with prostate cancer in the future."



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Contemporary lifestyle and celebrity gossip

What has happened to basic manners from some young pop stars these days?

How arrogant can a young man get?

… but I remember standing in the rain for a much older “star” some 25 years ago too! The fans were from aged 8 upwards and they had been promised sight of their idol at 8.30pm. However, by the time Justine Bieber bothered to turn up, many of them had already left in tears.

Monday night’s long awaited and much anticipated concert at the O2 in London’s docklands was left a shambles as Bieber only deigned to take to the stage at around 10.30pm and it wasn’t to screams of delight either. He offered no explanation or apology to the youngsters and their parents who had been waiting for nigh on two hours for him to start.

The support bands had managed to get there on time and had received good feedback from the audience but, some two hours later – for some, two hours too late with children being seen asleep in their seats, if they were still there. The concert was a sell out and the place still looked crowded but it is reported that several hundred had given up the chance to see their idol and gone home. And on Tuesday morning, one mother reported that her 15-

year-old daughter was just too tired to go to school having been up most of the night. Many of the kids and their families who had travelled to the venue by London’s Underground were worried about being stranded and missing the last train or their connections to further, outreaching areas such as Kent in the south East. If the concert had started on time there would have been plenty of time for travel but, two hours later and people were panicking about getting home and not being stranded in East London for the night or having to foot the expense of London taxis.

Tickets had cost up to £300 each and Bieber was booed as he arrived to start his performance. To add insult to injury, Bieber had been spotted enjoying himself in many of London’s top night spots during the previous few nights. One wonders what his reaction would have been had he turned up and had to wait outside for a couple of hours. I bet he would have been about as pleased with that as his audience were with him. This young man needs to buckle

down and arrogance.





This is not the first time this has happened in Docklands. On Sunday, 9th October 1988 before the O2 was even thought of, Jean Michel Jarre pulled the same stunt.

In apalling conditions where most of the 100,000 strong audience had resorted to covering themselves with black plastic bin liners such was the pouring rain, he eventually turned up in a limousine with Charlotte Rampling with a lightbox in the window so no-one could take unauthorised pictures of him. Again there was no explanation or apology for his tardiness, everybody was soaked to the skin and caked in mud up to their knees (Docklands wasn’t yet built so it was all a building site with him on a floating stage on the River Thames) and when he started by shouting: “Allo London, ‘Ow are you?” in reply to which, in total unison, the whole of the Londonders shouted back: “We’re bloody freezin’, get on with it!” And the best part of the whole concert was when Hank Marvin got on stage to join him.

Justin Bieber was no angel to his fed-up fans and their harassed parents on Monday night

On that occasion, and we had two teenage boys with us, and we only just managed to get on the tube to get back home. The platform was solidly crowded and London Transport had announced that there would be another train coming later but, being Londoners, we knew that the next train was going to be the 4am “milk train” and if we didn’t get on this one, they would hoik us out of the station,

back out into the vast building site with no hope of getting home. We got on the train!

So the Jean Michel Jarres and Justin Biebers of this world, it’s about time you showed your fans the respect they deserve, after all, don’t forget that they pay your vast wages and give you the lifestyle you crave.

written by Kym Wickham

New brands at Fia i backen The new spring fashions for women have started to arrive at Fia i Backen. And this spring, they are expanding their range further with two new Swedish designed brands that means Fia i Backen are the first in Spain to offer their designs to customers. Sally O is one of the new brands that they will start to sell during the spring and then expand with more pieces during

the coming autumn. The Sally O clothes can be described as a mix of casual clothing for the active woman.

Their other new brand, Holebrook, is a collection for everyday and active lifestyle fashion with inspiration taken from the Swedish west coast.

Quality is, as usual, a high priority when the boutique select new brands and the selections

of clothing that are made for the boutique are also designed to suit our climate in terms of the fabrics, says Fia Engård, the owner of the boutique.

As in previous seasons you will find designers Baldino, Matisse, Mingle and WICO. All these brands continue to be exclusive to Fia I Backen here in Spain, which makes it easier for you to find something that not everyone else has.

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Fia Ensgård also buys in some made-up sample outfits from designers which have never gone into production. Selecting one of these will be an outfit that is unique and only you have. For fabulous, exclusive fashion, visit the boutique in Nueva Andalucia on the corner of Avenida Miguel de Cervantes and Plaza Baltasar Gracián 1. Open Monday to Friday

from 11am until 2pm and from 5 until 8pm. Plus they are open on Saturday from 10am until 2pm. For any further information, call Fia i Backen on 952 81 65 12.



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This week’s films below add 1 hour for Spanish Viewing Times


Wed, Mar 6th 11:45pm


Comedy (2008). A travelling art saleswoman and a motel employee begin an unconventional courtship when she stays at the establishment during a business trip. However, when it is time for her to return home, he has trouble letting go of his new-found romance and impulsively decides to follow her cross-country. Comedy, starring Jennifer Aniston, Steve Zahn, Margo Martindale and Woody Harrelson


Sun, Mar 10th 12:15am

Catch a Fire

Drama (2006). Fact-based drama set in apartheid-era South Africa, telling the story of freedom fighter Patrick Chamusso. Living a peaceful life and having no interest in politics, Patrick is stirred into action when he and his wife are arrested on suspicion of a bombing. After being brutally treated by the police, he joins a revolutionary movement and launches a series of violent attacks against the regime. Starring Derek Luke, Tim Robbins and Bonnie Henna.


Sun, Mar 10th 12:30pm

Carry On Girls

Comedy (1973). The council of a seaside town is in dire need of a means to attract tourists to its resort, so announces a beauty contest. While the conniving organiser plots a series of publicity stunts, an outraged feminist group plans to sabotage the event. Comedy, starring Sid James, June Whitfield, Joan Sims, Barbara Windsor, Bernard Bresslaw and Peter Butterworth.


Sun, Mar 10th 9:00pm


Science Fiction (2011). Premiere. A failed writer acquires a supply of an experimental drug that enables his brain to process and learn information at a superhuman rate. His newfound abilities allow him to make a killing on the stock market, but he soon attracts the attention of shadowy forces who have sinister plans for him. Sci-fi thriller, with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish.


Sun, Mar 10th 8.30pm

Lara Croft:Tomb Raider

Read your favourite news, plus a whole lot more in

Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons

Sun, Mar 10th 8.00pm


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 1:40pm Doctors 2:10pm 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 6:55pm Party Political Broadcast 7:00pm The One Show 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Fake Britain 9:00pm Mayday 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm A Question of Sport: 1000 Not Out 11:15pm The Matt Lucas Awards 11:45pm MOVIE: Management 1:15am Weatherview 1:20am Newsday 1:30am ABC World News 2:00am BBC News 2:30am Asia Business Report 2:45am Sport Today 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Asia Business


America's Poor Kids

Wed, Mar 6th 9.00pm

THURSDAY March 7th

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 1:40pm Doctors 2:10pm 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 Waterloo Road 9:00pm Mayday 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Skiing Weatherview 12:25am BBC News 12:30am HARDtalk 1:00am Newsday 1:30am 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 3:45am Sport Today

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 The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 10:00am Food & Drink 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 The Great British Winter 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers: Everyday Gourmets 9:00pm America's Poor Kids 10:00pm Going Underground: A Culture Show Special 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track 12:20am See Hear 12:50am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Schools - In My Shoes: Germany

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 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 The Great British Winter 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm The Planners 9:00pm How to Get to Heaven with the Hutterites 10:00pm Charlie Brooker's Weekly Wipe 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Married in Britain 12:20am Going Underground: A Culture Show Special 12:50am Out of Jail and on the Streets 1:50am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Schools - Spark

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 1:55pm 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 6:25pm Party Political Broadcast 6:30pm ITV News

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 First Among Equals: The Laurie Cunningham Story 11:35pm Safari Vet School 12:05am Jackpot247 3:00am Columbo: Playback 4:15am 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 6:15pm ITV News and Weather

6:45pm Emmerdale 7:45pm UEFA Europa League Live 10:10pm ITV News and Weather 10:40pm ITV News London 10:45pm The Jonathan Ross Show 11:50pm Grimefighters 12:15am Jackpot247 3:00am River Monsters 3:50am ITV Nightscreen

7:00pm Junior Doctors: Your Life in Their Hands 8:00pm Free Speech 9:00pm People Like Us 10:00pm Russell Brand's Give It Up Gig for Comic Relief 11:30pm EastEnders 12:00am Bluestone 42 12:30am Family Guy 12:50am Family Guy 1:15am People Like Us

2:15am Free Speech 3:15am Bluestone 42

7:00pm Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton 10:00pm Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton 12:00am Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton 1:00am EastEnders 1:30am Bluestone 42 2:00am The Crash

3:00am People Like Us

7:00am According to Jim 7:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 9:30am 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 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners 9:00pm One Born Every Minute 10:00pm Derek 10:35pm Anna & Katy 11:05pm 8 Out of 10 Cats Uncut 11:50pm Random Acts 11:55pm The Last Leg 12:30am The New Normal 12:55am Revenge 1:40am After the Sunset 3:15am Come Dine with Me 4:10am Deal or No Deal

7:00am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25am Frasier 8:55am Frasier 9:30am 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 Channel 4 News 7:55pm 8:00pm Britain's Secret Shoppers 9:00pm What Destroyed the Hindenburg? 10:00pm Gogglebox 10:50pm Embarrassing Bodies 11:50pm Random Acts 11:55pm My Tattoo Addiction 12:50am Walking Wounded: Return to the Frontline 1:50am Death on the Wards: Dispatches 2:20am Time Team 3:15am Come Dine with Me

Child poverty has reached record levels in the US, with more than 16 million children now affected, This documentary offers a unique insight into the impact of the country's economic crisis, as three children affected by the downturn reveal how life in modern America is viewed from their perspective.

FRIDAY March 8th

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 1:40pm Doctors 2:10pm 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 Rip Off Britain 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm The Vicar of Dibley 9:00pm New Tricks 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm Comic Relief's Big Chat with Graham Norton 11:35pm Russell Brand's Give It Up Gig for Comic Relief 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am BBC News 1:30am Click 2:00am BBC News 3:30am Click

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 The Great Comic Relief Bake Off 10:00am Question Time 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 2:25pm Classic Mastermind 2:55pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:25pm Great British

Food Revival 4:25pm The Trials of Life 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm The Great British Winter 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm Mastermind 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm Wild Arabia 10:00pm QI 10:30pm Newsnight 11:00pm Review Show 11:45pm Weather 11:50pm I've Loved You So Long 1:40am Question Time 2:40am This Is BBC Two

7:05am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25am Frasier 9:25am 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 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 Cruel Intentions 1:45am 2 Broke Girls 2:10am Don't Trust the B**** in Apartment 23 2:35am Happy Endings 3:00am Southland 3:40am Come Dine with Me

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 Great Movie Mistakes 7:15pm Doctor Who 8:05pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery 10:00pm Come Fly with Me 10:30pm EastEnders 11:00pm Family Guy

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: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm Hard Target 12:20am Jackpot247 3:00am Columbo: Dead Weight 4:20am ITV Nightscreen

11:25pm Family Guy 11:50pm Family Guy 12:10am American Dad! 12:35am American Dad! 12:55am American Dad! 1:15am Russell Brand: From Addiction to Recovery 2:15am Being Human 3:15am World's Craziest Fools 3:45am Great Movie


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Sat, Mar 9th 7.00pm

SATURDAY March 9th

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 Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 4:25pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 4:35pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 7:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief: The Final 8:25pm The National Lottery: In It to Win It 9:15pm Casualty 10:05pm BBC News;

Weather 10:25pm Match of the Day 11:25pm The Football League Show 12:35am Color of Night 2:30am Weatherview 2:35am Dateline London 3:00am BBC News 3:30am Our World 4:00am BBC News 4:30am Click


Sun, Mar 10th 9.00pm

SUNDAY March 10th

6:00am Breakfast 7:45am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Sunday Politics 12:25pm Countryfile 1:20pm Call the Midwife 2:20pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 5:00pm Escape to the Country 5:30pm Songs of Praise 6:05pm Deadly 60 on a Mission 6:35pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 7:00pm Countryfile 8:00pm Call the Midwife 9:00pm Shetland

Challenge 1:30pm James Stewart Talking Pictures 2:20pm The Man from Laramie 4:00pm Coast 4:30pm Final Score 5:30pm Flog It! 6:30pm Culture Show Special: Your Paintings 7:30pm Top Gear 8:30pm Dad's Army 9:00pm Made in Dagenham 10:50pm Ford's Dagenham Dream 11:50pm Bat*21 1:30am This Is BBC Two

7:40am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:05am Ultimate SpiderMan 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 All Star Family Fortunes 12:10pm ITV News 12:15pm Live FA Cup Football 3:00pm The Chase: Celebrity Special 4:00pm Midsomer Murders

6:00pm ITV News London 6:15pm ITV News 6:30pm You've Been Framed! 7:00pm Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 8:15pm The Cube 9:15pm The Jonathan Ross Show 10:15pm ITV News and Weather 10:30pm FA Cup Football Highlights 11:30pm Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?: Mother's Day Special 12:40am Jackpot247 3:00am In Plain Sight 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

7:40am Matt Hatter Chronicles 8:05am Rated A for Awesome 8:30am Almost Naked Animals 8:45am 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 and Weather 12:30pm MOVIE:Carry On Girls

7:00pm Merlin 7:45pm Doctor Who 8:35pm The Sorcerer's Apprentice 10:15pm Bluestone 42 10:45pm World's Craziest Fools 11:15pm Family Guy 11:40pm Family Guy 12:00am American Dad! 12:20am American Dad! 12:45am People Like Us

1:45am Russell Howard's Good News 2:15am World's Craziest Fools 2:45am Being Human

7:00pm Let's Dance for Comic Relief: The Final 8:30pm MOVIE: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider 10:00pm Being Human 11:00pm Bluestone 42 11:30pm Family Guy 11:55pm Family Guy 12:15am The Crash 1:15am Being Human 2:15am Bluestone 42 2:45am People Like Us

4:15pm Come Dine with Me 4:45pm Come Dine with Me 5:15pm Come Dine with Me 5:45pm Come Dine with Me 6:15pm Come Dine with Me 6:45pm 4 News 6:55pm 7:00pm Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space 8:00pm Kevin McCloud's Man Made Home 9:00pm Skyline 10:50pm The Hole 12:50am Ricky Gervais: Science 1:45am Hollyoaks 3:50am What's Fufu?

Three more Britons perform their regular jobs in challenging locations, with London cabbie Mason McQueen heading to India to test his skills on the busy and chaotic streets of Mumbai. His host is Pradeep Sharma, who lives with his extended family in a twobedroom house, earning less than £10 a day for his long and stressful shift. As Mason gets to grips with the role, he also learns about the plight of millions of migrant workers....

Toughest Place to Be a Taxi Driver

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 The Sky at Night 11:50am Coast 12:00pm Indian Food Made Easy 12:30pm Mastermind 1:00pm University

6:15am Sali Mali 6:20am The Treacle People 6:35am The Grid 7:00am Jump Boys: Channel 4 Racing 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:55am Frasier 10:55am The Big Bang Theory 11:20am The Big Bang Theory 11:45am The Simpsons 12:15pm The Simpsons 12:45pm Undercover Boss USA 1:45pm Channel 4 Racing

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WEDNESDAY, March 6th 2013

10:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm Match of the Day 2 11:25pm Late Kick Off 11:55pm The Apprentice USA 12:40am The Apprentice USA 1:25am Weatherview 1:30am 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 4:30am HARDtalk

6:00am This Is BBC Two 6:50am The Las Vegas Story 8:15am Life in a Cottage Garden with Carol Klein 8:45am Gardeners' World 9:15am A to Z of TV Gardening 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:30am The Little Paris Kitchen: Cooking with Rachel Khoo 12:00pm EastEnders 2:20pm Coast 2:30pm Sea City 3:00pm Sea City 3:30pm Sea City 4:00pm Restoration Home 5:00pm Flog It! 6:00pm Food & Drink

6:30pm Open All Hours 7:00pm Dragons' Den 8:00pm Top Gear Africa Special 9:00pm Toughest Place to Be a Taxi Driver 10:00pm Mock the Week Looks Back at Animals 10:30pm Dancing on the Edge: The Interview 11:30pm Six Nations Rugby Union 12:15am MOVIE:Catch a Fire 1:50am Holby City 2:50am Being Eileen 3:20am This Is BBC Two

6:15am The Hoobs 6:40am The Hoobs 7:05am Freesports on 4 7:35am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:25am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 9:30am Sunday Brunch 12:00pm The Big Bang Theory 12:30pm The Big Bang Theory 12:55pm The Simpsons 1:25pm The Simpsons 1:55pm Undercover Boss USA 2:55pm Deal or No Deal 3:55pm Time Team 4:55pm Channel 4 News 5:25pm 5:30pm Crufts 2013:

Best in Show 8:00pm Secrets of the Stonehenge Skeletons 9:00pm MOVIE: Limitless 11:05pm Splice 12:55am Gogglebox 1:40am The Pawnbroker 3:40am Southland 4:20am Deal or No Deal

2:10pm Doc Martin 3:15pm All Star Family Fortunes 4:00pm Live FA Cup Football 6:45pm ITV News London 6:50pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Dancing on Ice 9:00pm Mr Selfridge 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:15pm FA Cup Football Highlights 11:15pm Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union 12:15am The Store 2:15am Monk 3:05am ITV Nightscreen

3:45am Great Movie Mistakes

MONDAY March 11th

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Caught Red Handed 11:30am Real Rescues 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 Beat the Pack 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show

7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Panorama 9:00pm Shetland 10:00pm BBC News 10:35pm Being Eileen 11:05pm Have I Got Old News for You 11:35pm Live at the Apollo 12:20am The Apprentice USA 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am Newsday 1:30am 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

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 Dickinson's Real Deal 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

7:00pm Top Gear 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Oscar Pistorius: What Went Wrong? 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!

2:30am Oscar Pistorius: What Went Wrong? 1:30am World's Craziest Fools 2:00am People Like Us 3:00am The Crash

8:25am A to Z of TV Gardening 9:10am Great British Menu 9:40am Countryfile 10:35am Click 11:00am BBC News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The One Show 1:30pm Six Nations Rugby Union 2:15pm Coast 2:20pm Mastermind 2:50pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:20pm Great British Food Revival 4:20pm The Trials of Life 5:10pm Antiques Roadshow 5:55pm Political Broadcast 6:00pm Eggheads

7:00am According to Jim 7:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Frasier 9:00am Frasier 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Grand Designs Australia 11:00am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm River Cottage Veg Heroes 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 Come Dine with Me

6:30pm Country Show Cook Off 7:00pm Great Continental Railway Journeys 7:30pm Great British Menu 8:00pm University Challenge 8:30pm Food & Drink 9:00pm A History of Syria with Dan Snow 10:00pm Never Mind the Buzzcocks 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Toughest Place to Be a Taxi Driver 12:20am Meet the Izzards 1:20am This Is BBC Two 3:55am Tales from the Old Bailey: The Blackguard Boys

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 1:50am Southland 2:30am Get Your House in Order 3:25am The Renovation Game 4:20am A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun

NOTE: Add 1 hour for Spanish viewing times.

TUESDAY March 12th

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 10:58am BBC News 11:00am Caught Red Handed 11:30am Real Rescues 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 Beat the Pack 3:45pm Escape to the Country 4:30pm Flog It! 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News 7:00pm The One Show

7:05am Real Rescues 7:50am Caught Red Handed 8:20am A to Z of TV Gardening 9:05am Great British Menu 9:35am DIY SOS: The Big Build 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 Coast 2:25pm Mastermind 2:55pm Britain's Heritage Heroes 3:25pm Great British Food Revival

7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm MasterChef 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 12:20am Racing for Time 1:45am Weatherview 1:50am ABC World News with Diane Sawyer 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

4:25pm The Trials of Life 5:15pm Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Eggheads 6:30pm Country Show Cook Off 7:00pm Great Continental Railway Journeys 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 A History of Syria with Dan Snow 12:20am Brain Doctors 1:20am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Wonders of Life

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 Dickinson's Real Deal 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: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean 12:35am Jackpot247 3:00am Loose Women 3:50am ITV Nightscreen

7:00pm Total Wipeout 8:00pm The Year of Making Love 9:00pm The Crash 10:00pm Bluestone 42 10:30pm EastEnders 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad! 12:10am American Dad! 12:30am Bluestone 42 1:00am The Crash

2:00am The Year of Making Love 3:00am World's Craziest Fools 3:30am Bluestone 42

6:35am The Hoobs 7:00am According to Jim 7:25am Everybody Loves Raymond 7:55am The Morning Line 8:55am Frasier 9:25am Frasier 10:00am Grand Designs Australia 11:00am Come Dine with Me 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm What's Cooking? 12:35pm Cheltenham Festival 4:20pm Deal or No Deal 5:10pm Come Dine with Me 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News

7:55pm 8:00pm Supersize vs Superskinny 9:00pm 16 Kids and Counting 10:00pm Shameless 11:05pm Random Acts 11:10pm Derek 11:45pm Channel 4 Racing 12:45am Cheltenham Festival Highlights 1:30am European Poker Tour 2:30am KOTV Boxing Weekly 2:55am Sailing: America's Cup Discovered 3:20am The Grid 3:50am Freesports on 4 4:20am A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun

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2. Surprise in a host’s demeanour (8) 3. Sense there’s agreement among rowing men (8) 4. One way to loaf is to walk leisurely (6) 5. Attack aimed at badgers (5) 6. Boy of six embraced by his father (5) 7. Love to make a fuss about something (5) 12. It goes round in a circle (3) 13. A clinging female? (3) 14. It may be simple to engage one’s attention (8) 15. Household chores for children to do (8) 19. Nuns take what superiors give (6) 20. Having overindulged fast (5) 21. Soft drink without fruit (5) 22. All the composer required (5)


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Denise Whitehair Could you possibly put an article and the attached photo in The News for me please? This lovely little cat was picked up off the street with others and brought to me to be neutered.It turns out that he has a micro chip and was reported missing in 2011. His owner is a Mr David Wingrove who lived in Alhaurin El Grande, but I am told he has now returned to England. Someone must surely know where he is in the UK and it would be so nice if he could be traced and the cat could get back to his original owner who cared enough about him to report him missing.

However I must congratulate them both on excellent service when I recently sent a birthday card to my son in Central Scotland. I purchased the card on Wednesday morning, 27th

Alhaurin el Grande

He is currently with me but will need a new home if his owner can’t be found. He has suffered a broken leg while living rough which has now healed – apart from that he is fit and healthy and very sweet.

Comet PanSTARRS!


Stand by this week to spot what astronomers have been calling ‘The Comet of the Century!’ ot since Comet Hale Bopp graced our skies back in 1997 has a comet visible to the naked eye been predicted. But starting this week and running on through the rest of March Comet PanSTARRS will become visible to us here in the Northern Hemisphere.



February, posted it at Correos office in Hipercor at 1pm the same day and it was delivered to my son’s village on Friday 29th February at mid-day. What makes it all the more extraordinary is that Thursday 28th was a Fiesta Day here in Andalucia. Also it did not carry a

Michael McCarthy I am at a total loss and wonder if one of your readers can explain this to me. I heard on the news that the Archbishop of St. Andrews, Cardinal Keith O’Brien, has resigned from his post following revelations of “inappropriate behaviour” towards young priests in his care.

At first he strenuously denied the claims but has since apologised for his behaviour that he said fell short of what should be expected of someone in his position. The accusasions with regard to his behaviour were sent to Papal Nuncio Antonio Mennini's office the week before Pope Benedict's

Comment By Ken Campbell

Editor says: If anyone knows of the current whereabouts of David Wingrove, can they please contact either Denise in Alhaurin el Grande 952 112 978 or 630 197 435 who is the person looking after the cat, or us in The News office on 952 454 491. Being a cat owner myself, I know how delighted I would be in his position to be reunited with my animal.

R. G. Waugh Many people criticise and complain about Correos and Royal Mail, me included.

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So congratulations to both Correos and Royal Mail whose service on this occasion was indeed exceptional.

P.S. I posted it on the 27th as his birthday is 5th March and I wanted to make sure he received in time!

Benalmadena resignation was announced on February 11th and the incidences date back to 2008.

He has apparently said that he will now retreat into monastic life.

What I want to know is why hasn’t this man been arrested and questioned by the police in respect of these accusasions. Why does he think that he can just slope off behind closed doors and get away with it?

He is coming up 75 years old and, it seems to me, is hiding behind the church whose name he has abused by his actions. Or have I got it wrong? By the way, I am a Catholic myself.

omets have been described as ‘dirty snowballs’. Millions of them live in an area outside the orbit of Pluto known as the Oort cloud. They slowly orbit around the Sun, being held there by the weakest of gravitational force from the Sun but every now and then one of them will become slightly nudged from its orbit and then begins to fall in toward the Sun. Slowly at first, but as the Sun’s gravity becomes stronger so the comet speeds up. It is now racing towards the inner Solar System, past Saturn, Jupiter and Mars. It is usually around this point that the heat from the Sun begins to vaporise the comet and the associated comet’s tail begins to appear.


he comet continues on its journey toward the Sun passing Earth, Venus and finally Mercury. Some comets are on suicide missions and crash straight into the Sun, others are swung around the Sun and back into deep space never to be seen again while some are thrown into very elliptical orbits around the Sun that sees them return anytime from a few years or once in a lifetime like Halley’s comet or maybe once every several thousand years.


omet PanSTARRS was discovered in June 2011 by astronomers working with the Pan-STARR telescope in Hawaii and since comets usually carry the names of their discoverers, it has been designated C/2011 L4 (PANSTARRS). Once it rounds the Sun it will be thrown back into space to return in around 110,000 years time so surely a once in a lifetime event.


ut comets are notoriously unpredictable. Early predictions were saying that PanSTARRS would be ‘as bright as the Moon’; by October 2012 this had been downgraded to ‘as bright as Venus’. As of today it is now being classed ‘as bright as the stars in Orion’s belt’.


esterday March 5th it was at its closest point to the Earth at about 100 million miles, so there’s no danger of it hitting us. tarting on March 7th, PanSTARRS will appear above the western horizon after sunset for Northern

Hemisphere viewers. To see it, you will need an unobstructed, cloudless view of the west after sunset. It is best to pick a dark spot, away from streetlights. Look in the sunset direction, as soon as the sky darkens. The comet will be just above the horizon.


n March 10th the comet will pass closest to the sun at about 28 million miles. Comets are typically brightest and most active around the time they are closest to the sun when solar heating vaporizes ice and dust from the comet’s outer crust. Not only will the comet quickly brighten, but it should have developed the long classic comet dust tail.


round March 12th and 13th moonlight will interfere with the darkness of the night sky, but this should be the easiest time to spot it as the young crescent moon will be nearby in the same part of the sky as the comet.


hroughout the rest of March the comet should remain visible in the Northern Hemisphere evening sky low in the west after sunset. It will move northward each evening during the month as it moves from being in front of the constellation Pisces to being in front of the constellations Pegasus and Andromeda. At this time, the comet might have a bright dust tail, and be visible to the unaided eye or binoculars. It should, at least, if it lives up to expectations!


o matter how bright it gets in March, the comet will surely fade as April arrives, as it moves away from the Sun and back out into the depths of space. But it will still be located far to the north of the sky in the Northern Hemisphere. That means it might be visible somewhere in the sky throughout the night. What’s more, the comet will be near in the sky to another beautiful and fuzzy object in our night sky, the Andromeda Galaxy (M31), the nearest large spiral galaxy to our Milky Way. If the comet truly is bright then, and if it still has a substantial tail, it’ll be an awesome photo opportunity! Happy Stargazing!

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Daredevil bikers set new record

18 dirt bike riders created stunt show history – by setting a world record for the most motorbikes back-flipping in the air simultaneously. The eye-catching stunt by the Nitro Circus team saw riders fly simultaneously through the air over a whopping 75ft gap at London's O2 Arena. The thrill-seeking bike team performed the nail-biting stunt with just inches between them, soaring 40ft into the air – the equivalent of three London buses.

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Mercedes go fastest

Nico Rosberg ensured that Mercedes stayed ahead of the field in the final test of F1's pre-season with the quickest time of the day on Sunday in Barcelona. Miraflores Bowls Club members got The German bettered the time together last week to hold an evening set by team-mate Lewis social event in the clubhouse despite Hamilton on Saturday to give the Brackley-based team the torrential rain falling outside. another boost ahead of the season-opening Australian Grand Prix, with his lap being the best seen across both fourday tests held at Catalunya in recent weeks. Rosberg's time came during the morning session on a short-run on the soft Pirelli tyre and was some four-tenths of a second faster than Hamilton had produced a day earlier, although the Briton was on a longer run at the time. “I'm pleased with our preseason testing programme,” Rosberg admitted. “We have achieved a lot of mileage and I can feel that the balance of the car is good. I have the general feeling that we are in a better

The evening was a combination of dinner and a quiz and was put together by Craig, Sandra, Derek and the quiz master Dudley. Nico Rosberg behind the wheel of his Mercedes

position than in the second half of last year but this is testing not racing, of course. “The conditions in the first race will be completely different to here as it will be much hotter in Melbourne and Sepang so we need to wait and see. Thanks to the team here at the track and back home at the factory for all their hard work over the last

month. I hope it pays off and we can look forward to a positive season ahead together.” Behind the Mercedes, Fernando Alonso also produced a strong performance to become the only other driver to go below 1min 21secs but he would end up three-tenths of a second slower than Rosberg when the chequered flag dropped;

neither driver having improved in the afternoon as the majority of teams switched to the harder tyres and higher fuel in the afternoon. Jenson Button was a second further back in third place for McLaren with the Sauber of Nico Hulkenberg, Kimi Raikkonen's Lotus and Paul di Resta's Force India following closely behind.

Craig and Sandra served up a great menu of sausage and mash or fish pie, followed by a choice of desserts and with the help of Alex, provided first class service to all the tables.

success and a follow-up is pencilled in for 28th March. On the bowling side of things the next event which is open to all will be the St Patrick's Day drawn triples which will be run on Sunday 17th March. For more information contact Craig on 655196616 or email .

Pirelli’s new Formula1 tyres The 2012 season saw the McLaren-Mercedes team setting the fastest pit stop in Formula1 history (2.31s). Pirelli are looking to introduce some motivation to break this record with its newest F1 tyres for the 2013 season. Pirelli want to see more pit stops and more overtaking manoeuvres over the course of each race. To this end Pirelli have developed a tyre within the new rules set by the FIA. The softer structural compounds and flexible reinforced shoulders should make tyres significantly more rapid than last year. The objective then is to improve performance and increase thermal degradation to ensure at least two pit stops per race occur. The sidewalls also receive

an upgrade with brighter colours and one new colour – orange in place of the silver for the hard compound tyres. The defining characteristic of the 2013 Pirelli Formula One tyres is softer compounds all round, which will allow them to reach peak operating temperature faster and deliver lap times that are around 0.5 seconds faster than last year. "The 2013 season continues the philosophy adopted by Pirelli last year in evolving the original 2011 range of Formula One tyres," commented Pirelli's motorsport director Paul Hembery. "The goal is to continuously set new challenges for the drivers and to ensure that all the

teams start the new season on a level playing field when it comes to the tyres. Through accumulating more information with each grand prix last year, the teams eventually fully understood the tyres, after a spectacular start with seven winners from the first seven races. The result at the end of the year was races with less competition and sometimes only one pit stop. This phenomenon was also observed in 2011, disappointing many fans and prompting some of the teams to ask us to continue developing our tyres further this year, in order to provide a fresh challenge with something different. Our 2013 range of tyres mixes up the cards once more to help overtaking and ensure two to three pit stops per race." The Formula One tyres are designed at the Pirelli laboratories in Milan and produced at a dedicated facility in Izmit, Turkey. Having passed quality control and other checks, the tyres are then sent to Pirelli's logistics hub in Didcot (UK) from where they are shipped out to all the different circuits. Once more, each Formula One car will have 11

sets of tyres available for the weekend, made up of six sets of the harder and five sets of the softer compound. In total Pirelli takes about 1800 tyres to each race. The on-track Pirelli team will once more be made up of around 55 people this year, including fitters, logistics personnel, hospitality staff, and engineers. As has always been the case, each team will have its own dedicated Pirelli engineer.

The winning team “The Fascinating 4’s”

The clubhouse was filled with over 35 members and friends participating throughout the evening. Dudley had put together a varied and challenging quiz which severely tested the memories of all present. In the end, the winning team was "The Fascinating 4's" consisting of Dorothy, John, April and Brenda (we're not sure whether John managed to get a word in!). The consensus was that the evening had been a great

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ompson gains maiden PGA Tour victory American Michael Thompson won his first PGA Tour title at the Honda Classic after England’s Lee Westwood fell away in the final round. Thompson, 28, shared the lead with Luke Guthrie going into Sunday but a round of one under par was enough to secure victory in Florida. Westwood started the day two shots off the lead but had to settle for a share of ninth after shooting four over par. Fellow Brits David Lynn and Justin Rose did

rather better tying for fourth on three under par. Thompson was one of only three players to break par in difficult conditions on the final day at Palm Beach Gardens. After a bogey on the 16th, Thompson led by just one shot from Geoff Ogilvy heading down the 18th but picked up a birdie to win by two. Hoping for a third PGA title, Westwood recorded a birdie on the third, but he

bogeyed the fifth and six holes before dropping a further three shots on the back nine to finish well back.

Tiger Woods also, could only manage a final round 74 to leave him down the field in joint 37th place.

Mixed weather for NEBS Golf Society A late tee-off time presented rain showers, sunny periods and very cold conditions. The very tight course at Los Arqueros requires straight and accurate play which reflected in the low

scores on the day. Nearest the pin on hole 2 was won by Terry Birtles, hole 5 Ian Brewer, and hole 16 also Ian Brewer. Longest drive on hole 17 Joe King. Best team prize with 45 points was won by Chris Gardner and Sav Ramayon. In the days main competition, third place with 22 points on count back went to Joe King, in second place with 25 points was Nick Carwood and in first place with 26 points was Brian Millwood, well done Brian!! In last place and the winner of the plunger with five points was Mike Brian. To be fair to Mike he was trying

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day on the short holes. The members would like to thank Terry Birtles and Ian Brewer for arranging the outing. Report By Nig Bowler.

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Last year's winner Tony Farmer presenting 2013 winner Dennis King

Congratulations to all the winners and to the rest of the club members who took part and made the events so entertaining. Not forgetting the sponsor, San Miguel in this case, the organisers, and our faithful bar staff! Thank you all again.

Richard Welton, Doreen Davey and Tony Farmer winners of Club Trips

Photos and text, Frances Farmer

Last year's ladies winner Wendy Pemberton presents 2013 winner Jan McManus

Winner of the day’s main comp, Brian Millwood

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This year's winners of the club championships had to conquer a large field of players to claim their places. We were fortunate to have glorious sunshine for all matches. Only on the day of the trips final was the wind so cold that we all scuttled inside for the presentations.

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David Beckham takes up ambassador role

David Beckham has become a global ambassador for Chinese football to help the image of the country's game. The Chinese Super League has recently been hit by the exit of ex-Chelsea striker Didier Drogba, while also suffering from a match-fixing scandal. Beckham, 37, will combine the role with playing for his new club, Paris St-Germain. His role will involve attending league matches in China and visiting clubs to help promote the game to children.

the Madrid side. On 18 minutes Málaga defender Demichelis headed just wide from a Joaquin cross as the home side tried to impose themselves on the game. Antunes shot wide just before half time for Málaga but the sides went into the break all square. After half time it was much the same but with chances at a premium as Atlético had several half chances in a mainly dour second half. With thirteen minutes left Málaga had their best chance, a Weligton header from a free kick sailed just wide. That was about it



European Tour backs anchored putter ban proposal Málaga’s Isco gets plenty of attention

for the game as it petered out for a goalless draw which maybe Málaga were the happier with. Next game away to Vallodolid next Saturday is 6pm and then the game of

the year so far – the champions league return leg against Porto in which Málaga must step up to progress to the last eight. Report by Scott Forbes

Perri Shakes-Drayton seals double gold Perri Shakes-Drayton sealed double gold at the European Indoor Championships, winning the individual 400m in 50.85 seconds and the 4x400m relay. In the individual 400m race Eilidh Child won silver in 51.42 with Shana Cox sixth, before the trio won relay gold along with Christine Ohuruogu in a British and competition record. Pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale won Great Britain's first gold medal of the European Indoor Championships with a winning height of 4.67m. The 21 year old beat Poland's Anna Rogowska in a jump-off after both athletes failed to clear 4.72m. "We could either take the gold together or keep on jumping and I wanted to keep on jumping," she told BBC Sport. "I'm so happy to be the


The European Tour has "confirmed its support" to back a proposed ban on anchored putters from 2016. The PGA Tour and PGA of America are both against banning anchoring, which involves resting the end of a putter against the body to act as a hinge. European Tour boss George O'Grady said: "We understand the points put forward by the PGA Tour and the PGA of America. The issue's received far greater focus in the US, maybe because of the number of their golfers using the method." Golf's ruling bodies, the R&A and the US Golf Association (USGA) want to limit the use of belly and broomhandle putters over concerns anchored strokes could replace traditional putting strokes.


Rory McIlroy admits he was wrong to pull out of Honda Classic

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