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At his first news conference about the Crimea crisis, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday there is no need yet to send Russian troops into Ukraine. But he added that Russia reserves the right to use "all means" to protect citizens in the east of the country.

Mr Putin said "militants" had plunged Ukraine into "chaos". He also said Ukrainian "nationalists" and "antiSemites" were roaming the streets of Kiev and other cities. If Russianspeaking people in eastern Ukraine asked for Russia's help then Moscow would

respond. "If we see this anarchy beginning in the eastern regions we reserve the right to use all means," he said. Hundreds of proRussian demonstrators have been rallying in Donetsk and other parts of eastern Ukraine, rejecting the new pro-Western leadership in Kiev.

Earlier on Tuesday, Mr Putin announced the end of massive Russian

military exercises near Ukraine's border and ordered the troops back to barracks.

Ukraine says some 16,000 Russian troops have arrived in Crimea in recent days. But Mr Putin insisted that pro-Russian "local forces of selfdefence" – not Russian troops – were responsible for taking over official buildings in Crimea. Crimea






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major focus of the crisis, as troops in what appear to be Russian uniforms surround Ukrainian military bases and other installations. Russia is de facto in control of the peninsula. Tensions were especially high at Belbek airbase near Sevastopol, the port city which is the base of Russia's Black Sea Fleet. Pro-Russian forces fired warning shots in the air, and Ukrainian troops later marched away from the base. CONTINUED ON PAGE 2

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There is intense diplomatic activity aimed at defusing the crisis. US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Kiev to meet Ukraine's new leaders and show support for the country's sovereignty, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is expected to meet the EU foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, in Madrid.

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concern about the economic fallout from the crisis. On Monday the rouble plunged to new lows against the dollar and euro, but global markets steadied on Tuesday. An aide to Mr Putin said that if Washington imposed economic sanctions, Russia could refuse to repay loans to US banks.

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Mr Putin called the toppling of President Viktor Yanukovych in the capital Kiev an "anticonstitutional coup and armed seizure of power". He said the ousted leader had agreed to all of the opposition's demands and insisted that Mr Yanukovych was still the legitimate president, accusing the West of encouraging the street protests that had ousted him.

There were only three legal means to remove a president, he said: death, personal resignation or

Mr Yanukovych fled to Russia, and Mr Putin told the news conference: "I don't think he has a political future." He said Russia had helped him for "humanitarian" reasons, "otherwise he'd just have been killed".

Praise for 'refusing to rise to provocation'

The government of Ukraine should be commended "for refusing to rise to provocation" from Russia, the UK's ambassador to the UN said on Tuesday. Mr Lyall Grant said: "The world can see that Russian military

forces have taken control of the Crimean Peninsula, part of the sovereign territory of Ukraine. This action is against the expressed wishes of the legitimate Ukrainian government.

"It is a clear and unambiguous violation of the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Ukraine, and is a flagrant breach of international law.

"Just as we condemn the Russian Federation for its confrontational acts, we commend the government of Ukraine for refusing to rise to provocation."

Javier Bardem causes diplomatic crisis A remark by actor Javier Bardem at the presentation in Paris last week of a documentary he made about Western Saharan refugees triggered a serious diplomatic conflict between France and Morocco.

The documentary – Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony – explores the human rights violations and the hardship experienced by people in Western Sahara, the former Spanish colony that was occupied by Morocco when Madrid pulled out in 1976. During the presentation, Bardem

said that a French ambassador in the United States had privately told him in 2011 that to France, Morocco was like "a lover you sleep with every night, whom you're not particularly in love with but must defend. In other words, we look the other way." The actor's words were published in Le Monde and other French media outlets, causing an immediate reaction by the government of Morocco. On Sunday the Moroccan communications minister, Mustapha Khalfi, demanded explanations




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from Paris "beyond a simple statement by the Foreign Ministry to repair the damage done by those words, whether they were falsely attributed or real". Meanwhile, several thousand people protested in Rabat in front of the French Embassy.

On Monday, French President François Hollande was forced to call Morocco’s King Mohammed VI. Bardem said on Wednesday that he regretted the way his comment had been blown out of proportion, adding that he had not revealed anything that was not in the film.









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During her first visit to Spain as managing director of the IMF, Christine Lagarde expressed support for the government on Monday but reminded Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of structural reforms that are still pending.

Lagarde, as the star guest at the Global Forum Spain seminar held in Bilbao, welcomed the Spanish economy's return to growth after a prolonged recession, but highlighted the need for further structural adjustments to the labour market.

“Both firms and their workers need to be assured that they can reach appropriate agreements on working conditions and wages,” she said. “This is essential for jobs to be protected and created.” But she was immediately attacked for, in effect, advocating more wage cuts. Joaquín Almunia, the European

competition commissioner, who was also in Bilbao, criticised Lagarde for calling for wage cuts, which he said would be "neither sensitive, reasonable nor fair". He said: "Sacrifice has to be shared, and economists should not demand what is not viable in practice." Lagarde also insisted that public and private debt needed to be reduced. “For firms, this means helping insolvent but viable ones restructure their debts, so they can stay in business and continue to invest and hire people,” she said. “For the government, it means continuing to reduce the

Spanish journalist freed Journalist Marc Marginedas, who was kidnapped in Syria by an Islamic group linked to AlQaida in September last year, was released in Turkey last Saturday. Before leaving for Spain on Sunday, he spoke by phone to his family and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to tell them he was feeling fine and in good health despite his six months in captivity.

Marginedas, a reporter with El Periodico de Catalunya, was abducted near the city of Hama on September 4th 2013 by a group called the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

Two other Spanish journalists still currently being held in Syria. They are Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova.

Unemployment down Figures released by the Labour Ministry on Tuesday showed that the number of people out of work dropped by 1,949 in February, the first decrease in that month since 2007.

The number of jobless now stands at 4.81 million. Unemployment dropped in the construction, industry

and services sectors but rose in agriculture. A decrease in unemployment was registered in 12 of the country's 17 regions – especially in Aragon and Catalonia. Andalusia headed the five regions where it rose, with 9,674 more out of work. Nationwide, the number of unemployed now stands at 4,812,486.

fiscal deficit in a gradual and growth-friendly way, especially by relying more on indirect taxes.”

The third area she identified was making it easier for businesses to start up and grow, which in turn will create employment. "Making it easier for businesses to start up and grow will lift their capacity to create employment," she said. "Making domestic firms more competitive will also boost their employment and productivity."


Lagarde ended her speech by quoting from the author of Don Quixote.




PM Mariano Rajoy with IMF director Christine Lagarde

“Cervantes’ Quixote once said, ‘Diligence is the mother of good fortune.’ And who am I to argue with Cervantes?”

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the famous altamira caves were briefly opened to the public last week, for the first time in 12 years. Five elderly Spaniards chosen in a draw at the museo de altamira marvelled at its iceage paintings of bison, bulls and other animals. the visit, including time accessing the caves, lasted only about half an hour – allowing the group just eight minutes to admire the paintings. During the visit, dozens of sensors monitored changes in the cave's temperature and humidity, to see if more visitors can be allowed in in future. as part of the experiment, a total of 192 people will be allowed to see the paintings in weekly visits until august. taking pictures will not be allowed, nor will visitors be allowed to touch the rock. the caves – dubbed the "Sistine Chapel Ceiling of Cave art" – were closed in 2002 to protect the paintings from microbiological damage. Since then, visitors have only been able to see replica images in a museum nearby. the paintings date back 22,000 years and were discovered in 1876 by a local archaeologist and his daughter. maDriD

Government sells shares in nationalised Bankia

the government took in €1.304 billion last Friday from the sale of a 7.5 per cent stake in nationalised bank Bankia, recouping a small part of the €22.424 billion in taxpayers’ money injected into the lender to keep it afloat after it collapsed under the weight of the languishing real estate sector. the Orderly Bank restructuring Fund (FrOB), which fully owns Bankia’s parent company, sold 863.799 million Bankia shares at a price of €1.51 per share. they were sold to institutional investors through a so-called accelerated bookbuilding process. UBS, morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank acted as bookrunners for the placement. through BFa, the FrOB had a stake of 68.4 percent in Bankia prior to Friday’s sale and now owns 60.9 percent. it plans to gradually sell off further stakes in the bank this year to reduce its holding to 50.01 per cent.

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Police in Spain and the UK have broken up criminal gangs who tricked people into investing in worthless shares in what they described as the biggest ever international crackdown on the fraud, which resulted in 110 arrests. Police targeted the masterminds and facilitators of the "boiler room" fraud – so-called because of the cramped conditions they work from. Detectives said the aim of the two-year investigation, codenamed Operation Rico, is to "decimate" boiler room fraud in Europe. The operation – supported by Spanish police – involved the UK's National Crime Agency and the US Secret Service. City of London Police led the raids in the UK last week while the raids in Spain – where most of the boiler rooms are believed to be based – involved 300 police

officers, 40 of them from the UK. Eighty-four arrests were made in Spain, 20 people were detained in Britain, two in the US, and four in Serbia. Police released photographs of a Ferrari and a Ford Mustang seized in Marbella, and an Aston Martin recovered in Barcelona. Police say victims have lost sums ranging from £2,000 to £500,000. Most of them are aged 40 and over, with many in their 70s and 80s. Police say some killed themselves because of the financial problems they got into.

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Eric B., a 20-year-old student from France who filmed himself driving a car from the passenger seat, turned himself over to the police last Thursday in La Verneda, Barcelona.

A day earlier, the police had used social networks to find out the identity of the reckless driver who posted a video of his feat

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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon urged the Venezuelan authorities on Monday to "listen carefully to the aspirations" of protesters and engage in dialogue with the opposition.

His comments came before a meeting of the UN's Human Rights Council in Geneva, which was also attended by Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua.

Mr Jaua said Venezuela was the victim of a "psychological war" perpetrated by the media: "The propaganda carried out by some national and international media corporations conveys the wrong idea that there is widespread chaos and

indiscriminate repression against the people in our country." It was aimed, he said, at portraying Venezuela as a country that violates human rights to "justify foreign intervention".

Eighteen people have died in weeks of antigovernment demonstrations. The protests began a month ago in the western states of Tachira and Merida, when local students took to the streets to demand more

security after an alleged rape of a local woman. On February 12th, the opposition called for marches in Caracas and other cities to demand the release of all the students detained. Three people were shot dead at the end of marches in Caracas, and the deaths have led to daily protests from the opposition, with clashes becoming an almost daily occurrence.

The opposition blames the government for the violence, but also for failed




International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague to rule that Serbia committed genocide in the city of Vukovar and elsewhere in 1991.

The Croatian legal team told the court that the first

phase of genocide emerged out of hate speech and demonisation directed at Croats. Vukovar was devastated in the 1991-95 war when it was occupied by Serbs. Serbia







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left-wing policies which, in its view, have led to high inflation, rampant crime and the shortage of many staples in shops.

Government supporters have also taken to the streets in large numbers over the last weeks in rival marches. President Nicolas Maduro says that rightwing groups backed up by the United States have encouraged the violence as part of a coup plot.

Croatia accuses Serbia of genocide Croatia told the top UN court on Monday that Serbian leaders are "in denial" over a policy of genocide it says was carried out on its territory in the 1990s.

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counter claim over the expulsion of 230,000 Serbs from Croatia in 1995.

An estimated 20,000 people died during Croatia's four-year war of independence, during the breakup of Yugoslavia.

a 10-foot snake, thought to be a python, won a five-hour battle with a crocodile in northern Queensland on Sunday, wrestling it, constricting it and then finally eating it. The incident at lake Moondarra, near Mount isa, was captured on camera by local residents. The snake later brought the dead crocodile onto land and ate it. One observer said: "it was amazing – after the crocodile had died, the snake uncoiled itself, came around to the front, and started to eat the crocodile, face-first." another witness said it took the snake around 15 minutes to eat the crocodile. The snake was "definitely very full," when it finished, she said. Pythons kill their prey by tightening their coils around the animal as it breathes out. This can cause the animal to suffocate or suffer heart failure, allowing the python to swallow its prey whole. Many snakes have flexible jaws that enable them to swallow prey many times their own body size.


Security tightened after knife attack

Security has been tightened in south-west China's Kunming station following a mass knife attack on Saturday. Several men and women burst into the station, stabbing people at random, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 130. There are at least 10 suspected attackers, with four shot dead by police at the scene.

a female suspect was detained and is receiving treatment for injuries, media reports said. Eyewitnesses said the attackers used curved swords and meat cleavers. Officials have blamed separatists from the Xinjiang region for the attack. Kunming is the capital of China's Yunnan province. On Monday, security was tight, with a heavy police presence at Kunming station and surrounding areas. Security checks at Kunming's Changshui international airport were stepped up on Sunday, and there was also a greater police presence in China's capital, Beijing, on Monday. a memorial for the victims has been set up at Kunming station's concourse.


World Bank postpones $90m loan

The World Bank has postponed a $90m loan to Uganda over its tough anti-gay law, which allows life imprisonment as the penalty for acts of "aggravated homosexuality" and also criminalises the "promotion of homosexuality". The law has been sharply criticised by the West, with donors such as denmark and norway saying they would redirect aid away from the government to aid agencies. US Secretary of State John Kerry has called the law "atrocious".

Both he and South african nobel peace laureate desmond Tutu compared it to anti-Semitic laws in nazi germany or apartheid in South africa. World Bank officials said they wanted to guarantee the projects the loan was destined to support were not going to be adversely affected by the law. The loan was intended to boost Uganda's health services. Ugandan government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said the World Bank "should not blackmail its members". Uganda is a very conservative society, where many people oppose homosexuality.


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Ahead of a bilateral meeting at the White House on Monday, President Barack Obama has warned that Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu must make "tough decisions" to advance peace talks with the Palestinians.

"It is still possible to create two states, a Jewish state of Israel and a state of Palestine, with people living side-by-side in peace and security," Mr Obama said. "But it's difficult. It requires compromise on all sides." Mr Netanyahu claimed that the Palestinians had not done their part to ease tensions. He pointed to Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners, its withdrawal from Gaza, and other steps it had taken to ease tensions. "Israel has been doing its part, and I regret to say that the Palestinians

haven't," he said. He demanded that the Palestinians recognise Israel as a Jewish state.

considered illegal under international law, although Israel disputes this.

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The meeting between the two leaders came soon after Israel released statistics showing a large increase in the pace of new settlement construction in the West Bank in 2013 over the year before. About 500,000 Jews live in more than 100 settlements built since Israel's 1967 occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem. These settlements are

The Palestinians suspended the last round of talks in 2010 after a 10month halt on Israeli building in the West Bank expired. The White House has said it hopes to see a peace deal in place by April 29th, but there has been little sign of progress since July, when direct talks resumed after a three-year hiatus.

BP effort to halt oil spill payments rejected A US federal court has rejected BP's efforts to halt payments relating to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. BP disagrees with the ruling. In 2012, BP agreed to make payments to those who suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster. The explosion killed 11 workers and spilled an estimated four million barrels of oil into the gulf, making it the worst

offshore oil spill in US history. However, BP complained that the payout formula was too generous and meant that people and businesses were being paid huge sums for false claims. BP will now have to pay out billions more to businesses than it had previously thought. It initially estimated the spill settlement would cost $7.8bn (ÂŁ4.7bn), but later

revised that figure upwards to $9.2bn once the full scope of the claimants became apparent. BP has said that an adverse ruling could push that figure even higher.

So far, the settlement fund had paid out more than $3.8 billion to businesses who claimed to have been adversely impacted and another $1 billion has been approved but not yet paid.

Everest climbers 'must collect 8kg litter' Nepal's government has said all mountaineers and support staff climbing Mount Everest must bring back at least 8kg of rubbish each on their descent. The new rules will come into effect in the spring and apply to those who climb above the Everest

base camp at 17,388ft. It follows widespread concern over rubbish on and around the world's highest mountain. Everest is particularly crowded in the climbing season, which starts in April. The government already requires climbers to return all their rubbish

or risk losing a ÂŁ2,600 deposit.

An official said once they submit the rubbish to the Pollution Control Committee on their return to the Everest base camp, they will get a receipt which they will have to submit to reclaim their deposits.

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London Mayor warns of radicalisation of children Mayor of London Boris Johnson has never been one to avoid controversy and he has now stated that Muslim children at risk of radicalisation by their parents should be taken away from them and put into care.

The Mayor says the children are effectively suffering child abuse and are at serious risk from extremism, which could turn them into potential killers or suicide bombers. He said some children were being taught ‘crazy stuff’

and a huge amount of work has to go into monitoring people of interest to the security services. There was a need to ensure their ranks were not swelled by radicalisation. The Mayor identified one extremist group in

Criminals are using the internet in larger numbers and the Opposition Labour Party in Britain is calling for new measures to prevent cyber crime, suggesting present measures are out of date.

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The International Airlines Group – the owner of British Airways – has moved back into profit after turning around the fortunes of the Spanish carrier Iberia. The group made an operating profit of £631 million last year. Chief Executive Willie Walsh said Iberia was making steady progress towards its profit target. The introduction of the A380 and Boeing 787 to the British Airways fleet had been an economic and environmental success. “Customers love them,” said Mr Walsh. The group has 431 aircraft in service and employs over 60,000 people. The turn-around has not been without pain as 2,500 Iberia staff took voluntary redundancy and salaries were reduced.


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The costs of UK childcare

According to a report from the Family and Childcare Trust some parents are now spending more on childcare than on the average mortgage bill in the UK. Childcare costs for some families are greater than their weekly shopping bills. The report was compiled from figures given by local authorities of the cost of 25 hours and 50 hours of childcare provided by nurseries and childminders. The researchers also studied figures showing the average cost of 15 hours of childcare for after school activities, such as after-school clubs or childminders who picked children up from school. The final figures showed that if a family had one two-year-old in part-time nursery and a five-year-old in an afterschool club the total average bill came to £7,549 – higher than the average UK mortgage which the report says is £7,207. However, according to the Education and Childcare minister Elizabeth Truss, the cost of childcare in England has stabilised contrasting with rising costs in Scotland and Wales

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A ledger stone is to be placed in Westminster Abbey in memory of former South African President Nelson Mandela later this year.

The announcement by the Dean of Westminster was made prior to a memorial service attended by 2,000 people including Prince Harry and Prime Minister David Cameron. Mr Mandela died December 5th last year.



British Telecom to make refunds

There is serious concern in Britain over the activities of larger companies which often appear to side-step their obligations to customers in their determination to make money. They include energy companies and banking institutions that have had to be rescued by taxpayers. And they also include British Telecom, a company which has a history of good customer service but which is now receiving bad publicity on a regular basis in the national press. BT has been ordered to give refunds to thousands of customers who were the victims of the firm’s directory enquiries service. Customers were kept hanging on the line at a cost of £2.40 a minute. A tribunal ruled that BT’s failures were very serious as they often affected the elderly and vulnerable. Elsewhere, Britain’s big six energy firms have been told by the regulator that they must refund former customers more than £400 million held in closed accounts. The energy companies said they always refunded the money in closed accounts where they could and were owned much larger sums by customers who have not paid their bills.

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town turns out to bury Paco de Lucía The whole of Algeciras turned out last Saturday to bury its most famous son - world famous guitarist Paco de Lucia who died of a heart attack at his home in Cancun, Mexico on February 26th. He was 66. His death cast a shadow over Andalusia Day celebrations across the region on the 28th. His remains arrived in Madrid late Thursday night and were taken to the National Auditorium where his friends and admirers paid their last respects on Friday. Crown Prince Felipe was among the hundreds of people who had started queuing as early as 6 am.

The coffin was then taken to Algeciras where it arrived just after midnight on Friday and was installed in the Ayuntamiento's plenary meeting room, covered in the Spanish and Andalusian flags. People not just from the town but from all over Andalusia started paying their respects at 3 am. Shortly after noon, the funeral service was held at the Nuestra Señora de la Palma church before the coffin was carried to the town's old cemetery where his father and mother are buried. De Lucia had spent little time at his home town since he became famous more than 40 years ago but he had expressed a wish to be buried next to his parents. Mayor José Ignacio Landaluce (PP) thanked the public for the "great affection, admiration and respect" they had shown in their "last tribute to the greatest guitarist of all times" and declared two days of official mourning.

He called the musician's death an "irreparable loss for the world of culture and for Andalusia".

A very special musician

Paco de Lucia became famous for a series of flamenco albums in the 1970s, but he also crossed over into classical and jazz guitar. He also worked on films by Spanish director Carlos Saura, notably appearing in his 1983 version of Carmen, which won a UK Bafta award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1985. Paying tribute to a "very special musician", fellow Spanish flamenco guitarist Paco Pena, 71, said: "Once in a while someone comes along in a musical discipline who changes everything, who sees things that others have not seen up to that point, and Paco de Lucia was one of these people. After him, flamenco radically changed and the proof is that so many young people have taken his lead and now flamenco is full of that virtuosity."

De Lucia was born Francisco Sanchez Gomez on December 21st, 1947, the son of flamenco guitarist Antonio Sanchez, who was of Gypsy origin. He took his stage name in honour of his mother, Lucia Gomes. He started playing the guitar from the age of five. "My family grew up with the Gypsies," the guitarist was quoted as saying in a 1994 article in

Guitar Player.

"My father and all my brothers played guitar, so before I picked it up, before I could speak, I was listening. Before I started to play, I knew every rhythm of the flamenco. I knew the feeling and the meaning of the music, so when I started to play, I went directly to the sound I had in my ear." At the age of 18 he recorded his first album in Madrid. One of the great musical partnerships of his life was with the singer Camaron de la Isla, who died in 1992.

The two men recorded albums in the 1970s, which inspired a New Flamenco movement. In 2004, Paco de Lucia was awarded Spain's prestigious Asturias Prize for Art as the "most universal of flamenco artists". The jury said at the time: "His style has been a beacon for young generations and his art has made him into one of the best ambassadors of Spanish culture in the world." Among those he worked with outside Spain was British guitarist John McLaughlin.


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The Junta de Andalucia hopes to reactivate the construction sector through a plan to rehabilitate old housing which is expected to generate 106,000 jobs across the region.

More than half the 4.4 million houses and flats in the region today were built before 1981, when The Basic Building Regulation came into force which introduced energy saving requirements for the first time.

This means that more than two million dwellings use much more energy than they need to. Many of them are included in the 700,000 or so empty dwellings in the region and are difficult to sell because they need a lot of work to make them attractive to would-be buyers.


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The Maderas Menur company has begun a process of expanding westwards by selling its products in Panama and costa Rica.

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More than 120 shops have joined Malaga City Hall's attempt to encourage shops to open on Sundays and holidays when cruise ships are docked in the port.

Known as "MĂĄlaga Cruise Shops", only 20 shops had joined when the initiative was launched at the beginning of last September, a number which rose to 40 in October. A City Hall spokesman said the latest figure surpassed all expectations. He said since then the news had got around that the income of the shops taking part had risen

considerably, encouraging other stores to join.

Last year, there were 66 Sundays and holidays and 31 cruise ships in all docked at the port on those days.

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Largest ever attempt to storm Ceuta Early on Tuesday morning, between 1,000 and 1,200 people launched a massive assault on the double fence separating Ceuta from Morocco but Moroccan security forces drove them back without reported incidents. This was the largest single attempt of its kind since desperate migrants first employed the tactic of rushing the border fences in Ceuta and Melilla en masse.

The Madrid government delegation in Ceuta said that this assault had involved around 90 per cent of the

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total number of migrants camped out in the nearby mountains, where some remain for months or even years waiting for their chance to reach European soil.

A week earlier some 200 migrants successfully climbed the fences at Melilla, leaving another 300 on the other side. Many were wounded by the razor wire on the fences but that did not stop them from running jubilantly through the streets of the enclave.

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The Local Memo from Voice Madrid

Muriel Pilkington

A topsy-turvey world


here's a notable lack of scandals in the Spanish media's headlines these days. Princess Cristina and her husband with the unpronounceable name have disappeared off the radar, as has the Partido Popular's former treasurer, Luis Barcenas. In his case, this may have something to do with the fact that the former editor of El Mundo, Pedro J Ramirez, has been temporarily silenced and the man who took over from him, Casimiro Garcia-Abadillo, doesn't seem to have it in for Mariano Rajoy. Pedro J – as he is known – really had a thing about Rajoy who apparently refused to help him out with a business venture that could have helped El Mundo financially. So he seized on Barcenas, thinking the scandal would increase the paper's circulation but it didn't. In fact it apparently had just the opposite effect. According to the online El Confidencial Digital (ECD), the paper's Italian owners told him to back off shortly before they decided to get rid of him altogether. But he'll find another outlet for his scandalmongering – he always does.


lso according to ECD, from which I get most of my juicy bits of gossip, there's discontent at El Pais where the journalists have been told to go easy on Mariano Rajoy and Deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, in this case because the PM did help the paper with an economic matter. So two of the government's most persistent critics have been toned down, which makes for boring reading.


f course, the printed media in general is in crisis. The people who are interested in the news are buying fewer papers because they can access most of them free online. That's all well and good for those of us who are computer literate but I pity older people who still love the feel of a newspaper in their hands.


ith the tense situation in the Ukraine dominating the headlines and the IMF's Christine Lagarde pouring coldwater all over Mariano Rajoy's tentatively optimistic economic forecasts, the only people who seem happy – nay, jubilant – these days are the hundreds of Africans who've managed to scale the fences at the Ceuta and Melilla borders recently.


was astounded last Friday by scenes from Melilla where a couple of hundred Africans were

swarming triumphantly through the streets, having just scaled the enclave's vicious razor-topped fence. One chap mouthed "te quiero" at the TV camera, while another stood to attention and saluted it.


he Africans who had already crossed and been housed at the Immigrant Centre welcomed them with open arms and they all looked as if they they'd just won the Euromillions. What impressed me even more was how the Spaniards who work with the immigrants patted them on the back and sent them off in the direction of the overcrowded Centre. They obviously feel sorry for these people and who wouldn't? Conditions back in their native lands are so bad they're willing to risk all to find a kinder way of life. There but for the grace of God ...


ut to get back to Christine Lagarde. I love these highlypaid bureaucrats who go around calling for more labour reforms, which means nothing more than lower wages. The government has already made it possible for companies to impose the wages they're prepared to pay and while I concede that this made sense in the current economic climate, I ask myself – just what does Lagarde want? If wages get any lower, and they were never very high in Spain to start off with, we'll all end up paying companies for the privilege of working for them. Then again, when the economy starts picking up, will the bosses start paying better wages? Probably not, because they'll use the fear of another economic crisis to keep us all in line. All I can say is – workers of the world unite, we have nothing to lose but our chains.


nd despite whatever Lagarde may say, things are beginning to look up on the economic front. For a long time now, I've been complaining about having too much space to fill every week. This week, I'm complaining because I have too little space! And when the ads start rolling in it's because things are looking brighter out there. If the ads keep rolling in we'll have to increase the number of pages, which means initially I'll have too much space to fill because thanks to the printer's technical set up we can only increase by eight pages at a time. It's a nowin situation!

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few days ago on Facebook, friend and colleague Nydia Bauza posted a series of photos from a reunion that she had attended with former staff members of “El Reportero,” a Spanishlanguage newspaper that was circulated in Puerto Rico from 1980 to 1987. Its presses went silent for economic reasons (Imagine that?) as many other papers have done over the past few decades. What was wonderful about viewing these recent photos was the fact that after 30 years, more than two dozen exstaffers – some retired, others carrying on at other newspapers or on school campuses as journalism instructors – had shown up at a local eatery to laugh, remember and recall their work at a struggling daily that was trying to nudge itself into prime position in the Caribbean media market.


n February 28th, El País in English published its last eight-page supplement, which for 13 years had been included in the defunct International Herald Tribune (IHT) and since October in the International New York Times. It was a bittersweet closure to a project that was begun by the IHT, which for many years was Spain’s only national English-language daily. The decision was made by the The New York Times, after it also put to rest last October the historic IHT in a rebranding effort to push its own NYT name across the European and Asian continents where the Trib was circulated. Whether Europe and Asia are prepared to read more domestic stories about America and others with less continental-wide interests remains to be seen.


l País in English will continue to exist, but on the internet, where we have had an established presence and grown remarkably since we went live in November 2010. By the looks of it, and with El País wanting to focus their attention on expanding its internet offerings, the web is the key. It sort of reminds me when the BBC World Service and Deutsche Welle – two of Europe’s biggest broadcasters – decided years back to close down their powerful transmitters and opt for a clearer, and more efficient, way of reaching out to listeners through internet radio.


nglish-language media – most importantly, separate and smaller editions of a nation’s leading newspapers – should continue to grow across Europe, especially since the internet helps

make these publications accessible on demand and mostly free of charge. But funding and vision are the two major challenges facing such projects.


ast December, Presseurop, an adventurous website that was begun in 2009 with European Commission funding to offer translations of major newspapers stories from across Europe in different languages, closed down after the EC decided not to give any more money to the project. As Spanish columnist José Ignacio Torreblanca wrote about its closure: “Without informed public opinion, Europe cannot exist. In recent years, thanks to Presseurop, we have left behind our national mental redoubts and built a European public space.” With more voices and opinions accessible in different languages Europeans cannot understand what their continental partners are actually thinking; especially during a crisis like the economic turmoil we are slowly emerging from.


l Reportero, as many newspapers of its day, had no other option than to continue to pay the still-high growing costs of print. Today, of course, things have changed. On-the-go executives, students and the ordinary housewife peruse their news via the internet. However, in Spain and in other nations, the elderly gentleman can still be seen on the streets with a folded newspaper under his arm carrying home his bread loaf and bag of groceries. Those who pay for a newspaper at kiosks are the true dedicated readers.


hile no one held up an old copy of El Reportero – at least to remember its masthead – Nydia’s photos proved something. They demonstrated that after 30 years former staffers can still get together and recall all the good times without any of the bitterness – but perhaps, however, with some sadness – before a business decision forced their career change. At El Pais in English, some of us are leaving while some of us are staying on. But the entire staff will always remain friends for life and, of course, those after-work ventures to an Indian curry dinner down at Lavapíes will no doubt become more frequent.


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Free singing course is a big hit Shutterbugs Following on from the success of the SABS (Spanish Association of Barbershop Singers) free ‘Sing Harmony in a Day’ courses in the Algarve, Madrid and Murcia, two more were held last weekend on the Costa del Sol and Costa Tropical to help swell the ranks of local SABS member choruses: New Wave in Fuengirola and Tropical Tones in Almuñecar. On Saturday, 22nd February, 28 men and women arrived at Lux Mundi in Fuengirola to take part in the first course. SABS President, Gail Grainger, started with an explanation of the

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Many of you will believe dogs have the same feelings and emotions as humans and that they understand our language. A mistaken belief, of course. Dogs are not small, fur-clad human beings. They are canines. True, they are man's best friend and companion because their natural instincts and hierarchical society blends into our own, and because they show loyalty and devotion to the hand that feeds them. Bonding between man and dog happened thousands of years ago when both man and wolf lived similar nomadic lives as hunters roaming the country to seek food. It should be noted that dogs are not pack animals! It has been proved that many of their genes are not that of a pack animal. There are no pack rules, we raise dogs as we raise children, and our dogs go to a school. We do not use the word pack, as a group of dogs is a collection – there is no hierarchy. The dog´s adaptation to our way of life was assisted and accelerated by man using selective breeding to develop the most desirable features, first to work for us and then turn them into pets. Even so, there remain of course fundamental differences between us and our dogs. To take just one example, dogs live totally in the present moment. They do not worry about the past. They do not dream about the future. They are not endowed with imagination or feel grief, hate, jealousy or greed or other emotions that bedevil our human society. They do have a high sensory ability which is often mistaken for a kind of sixth sense. They will understand that certain words like Sit, Stay, Down require the right reaction if they are to be rewarded with a tit-bit or praise. They will understand whether your tone of voice and your facial expressions are good or bad when you are talking to them, in whatever language, but they will not understand longer phrases. Another example of anthropomorphism is when we believe our dog is "sulking" when it returns home from a stay in kennels, or is grieving over the death of a member of the family. In the latter case, what it will be feeling is the loss of a higher

member of the family and the anxiety caused by no longer knowing its position in the family hierachy. It will also be confused by the vibrations of distress it picks up from the family. Once the "family" has settled down again, the dog will make a quick recovery, for it lives in the present and doesn´t mourn the past. So please do not attribute dogs with human emotions. Try, instead, to understand their simple canine minds, which are untroubled by so many of our emotions. By the way my Boy Boy is nearly human.

Anna says

I would like to come back to last week’s subject, because it is such an important one. When you start training your dog in a new place you can´t expect the same from them there as you do in dog school. For example, if you can put your dog into sit and stay and walk 10 steps away from it in class, in a new place you start with standing next to it in stay, just like you did from the beginning in class. This applies to all the different exercises you do with your dog. You also have to consider the distractions you have around you and adjust your training to this.

Nazli says

How do I get a urine sample from your cat? For cats that are litter trained, remove the litter from the box and clean the box thoroughly. Then add pieces of cotton wool or a special plastic cat litter. Confine the cat in a room (bedroom, toilet or bathroom) and leave till there is urine in the tray. Place the cotton wool full of urine in a clean container or squeeze the urine into the container. With the special litter just pour the urine into the container.

Celia says

Do you brush your cat? Many owners don’t bother. Yet brushing your cat is essential for the well being of long or semi-long haired breeds. Without brushing they will develop knots which tighten and can cause skin soreness. And even short haired cats will enjoy being gently brushed.


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The first one: ‘A Journey to Egypt and the Holy Land with David Roberts RA’ is to be held on Monday March 10th at 2.30pm at the Salon Varietes Theatre in Fuengirola with lecturer Felicity Herring B.A., M.A., and is to be repeated on Tuesday March 11th at the Cultural Centre in Nerja at 6pm. Both lectures are free to members but are open to visitors at €10 each.

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In 1838 David Roberts, the son of an Edinburgh cobbler, travelled up the Nile as far as Abu Simbel then back to Cairo. He was the first western artist to

record the great statues of Rameses II, the Temple of Amun and the statues of Amenhotep III. He then travelled from Cairo across the Sinai desert to the Holy Land. His paintings of Petra were the first that Europeans had seen of this wonder of the ancient world. He went on to Jerusalem, Nazareth, Tyre and Baalbec and many more places.

David Roberts' paintings of his epic journey influenced travellers for many generations. Felicity Herring’s lecture leads us through David Robert’s epic journey illustrated with lithographs and paintings by the artist with information about the sights and landscapes as they were seen in the 19th century.

The second lecture is an extra one being held on Tuesday 11th March 2014 at 10.30 in The Danish Club, Urb. Haza del Algorrobo, Ctra. de Mijas km 2.2. ( on “The Life & Loves of Admiral Lord Nelson” also by Felicity Herring. A lecture about the life of Horatio Nelson, the naval commander, husband and lover – from his boyhood in Burnham Thorpe to his death at the Battle of Trafalgar. His three major battles; the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Copenhagen and the Battle Trafalgar, are featured.

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The Last Days on Mars


Release date: March 4th

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Nearing the end of a six month mission to Mars, eight astronaut researchers find themselves in unexpected, deadly peril. When scientist Marco Petrovic realises from his soil samples that he may have found evidence of life, he heads out to the surface one last time, keeping his potential discovery hidden. When

he falls into a pit, some of the other astronauts must go down inside the crevice to find him.

Eventually, the rest of the crew realises there is life on the planet. They find out the hard way, after discovering that both Marco and Dalby, who went to find him, have been infected by Martian microbes that

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NoN-Stop Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery During a transatlantic flight from New York City to London US Air Marshall Bill Marks (Neeson) receives a series of cryptic text messages demanding that he instruct the government to transfer $150 million into an off-shore account – and if he doesn’t follow orders a passenger will be killed every 20 minutes.

Cue for a nail-biting cat and mouse game in which Marks has to find a killer at 40,000 feet – Neeson has cornered the market recently in action and vengeance movies and the box office results have shown that he can certainly carry a thriller and draw in the audiences. This one is no exception. It may have had some iffy reviews but it has stormed to the top of the US box office. Ex-cop Marks is an alcoholic, a broken man who has lost a daughter and is a very nervous flyer who needs a large drink to control his anxiety in the

have turned them into aggressive zombie-like creatures. Can the rest of the crew survive and escape infection?

Release date: March 4th

Director: Steve McQueen Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender Benedict Cumberbatch, Brad Pitt

Solomon Northup lives in New York in the years before the Civil War. One day, he is abducted and sold into slavery.

During his twelve years as a slave, he must endure horrific hardships, particularly at the hands of a brutal slaveowner by the name of Edwin Epps.

While his life is filled with misery, he retains

his strength and dignity and is grateful for the small kindnesses that he receives from people of good will.

He continues to hold out hope for a day when he may be liberated from his cruel state, and his big chance comes when he happens to meet with an abolitionist named Bass.

Solomon's faith and endurance may just bring him back to freedom.

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air and a calming cigarette in the toilet – hmm, so not the best qualified for the job … especially when it all starts to go wrong.

So, who is sending the mysterious texts? Cathy (Moore) who is sitting in the seat next to Marks and endlessly chats about nothing at all? The helpful flight attendant (Dockery, Downton’s Lady Mary)? Or maybe the Muslim doctor down the aisle? Or maybe it’s Marks himself? It starts to look a bit

awkward when Marks’ superiors on the ground claim the off-shore account is in his name, so someone is setting him up. The great thing about airplane dramas is that there is no escape – just claustrophobia. So this may not be another Air Force One but it’s designed to keep the nerve ends shredded as the tense drama unfolds. Just don’t pick at too many holes in the plot.

Release date: March 4th

Director: Wong Kar-Wai Starring: Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Zhang Ziyi Martial arts master Ip Man enjoyed a peaceful childhood that included training in Wing Chun from the revered teacher Chan Wah-shun. His extensive knowledge of martial arts brought him discipline, but he did not need to use it for actual self-defense. He settled into a happy marriage with Cheung Wing-sing, but then he is plucked out of his pleasant life when he is

selected as the martial arts champion representing the South.

He goes up against champion Gong Yutian and finds himself in an intense exchange of ideas that is more taxing than physical fighting.

Several other challenging experiences are also instrumental in preparing him for the role for which he is most

famous – training the renowned martial artist and movie star Bruce Lee.

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This is not the time to assume anything but to double check the facts as misunderstandings can occur. Your powers of observation are super high and this can only help to sift out the clear from the unclear. By paying attention nothing will come as a surprise and you won’t miss vital clues. It is time to slow down, listen more and not act on impulse. Weigh up each piece of news as you hear it and slowly come to a conclusion or decision that rests easy with you. You have an opportunity to change a pattern of behaviour linked to resources or finances. This behaviour may have caused you problems in the past and now there is a chance to walk a different path more in line with your current needs. If this minor adjustment is sustained, it will create a domino effect of positive change. This is a lovely week for romance and love so make the space to spend with a loved one. Remain open and adaptable this week as communications and negotiations on all fronts are bound to improve. Things can reverse themselves in a blink, even in some cases where you thought all was lost. Things can turn around quickly and shift into unexpected directions leaving you with more confidence to tackle a sticky situation. Stay focused and continue to put your mind and heart into whatever you are doing but at the same time try to refrain from judging the outcome. Many options are starting to be revealed to you and you will find that at the moment you are flowing nicely with the creative current. Your will is powerful – so direct your intentions purely and passionately and a prosperous opening will come forth. Your home and personal life means a lot right now and there could be relocation or even decorative changes to your place of residence. Keep on top of your health needs and make sure you eat well. One minute you could feel as if you are riding high on the wings of an eagle and the next minute you could feel pulled down and lacking in energy. The key is not to allow this energy to weigh you down in the first place; it only gets to you when you don’t acknowledge its presence. Instead of pushing against something that won’t move, walk around it or climb up it and go over the top. Lighten up and laugh more Leo – it is in your creative nature to improvise and find alternative ways around things. You like to know well in advance what to expect so you can plan well, or get ready early for any performance so that you can be as perfect as possible and make all the necessary adjustments. There has been an undercurrent of unpredictability that has made you feel a little off balance and unable to tie down plans. However, things are on the move and you will be able to start actualising those plans once more. Shift into a higher gear of movement Virgo – you have a green light.

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Directions 1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Slice the tops off the tomatoes and reserve. Scoop out most of the pulp with a teaspoon, being careful not to break the skin. Finely chop the pulp, and keep any juices. Sprinkle the insides of the tomatoes with a little sugar to take away the acidity, then place them on a baking tray. 2. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large frying pan, add the onion and garlic, then gently cook for about 10 mins until soft but not coloured. Add the lamb, cinnamon and tomato purée, turn up the

heat, then fry until the meat is browned. Add the tomato pulp and juice, the rice and the stock. Season generously. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 mins or until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed. Set aside to cool a little, then stir in the herbs. 3. Stuff the tomatoes up to the brim, top tomatoes with their lids, drizzle with 2 tbsp more olive oil, sprinkle 3 tbsp water into the tray, then bake for 35 mins. Serve with salad and crusty bread, hot or cold.


Balancing what you want versus the desires of what another wants has been a bit of a juggle lately. Through this process you have learnt all about priorities and what really constitutes as a want and what is actually a need. Now that is in order, flashes of inspiration and intuition guide you this week encouraging your creative streak to come to fore. Ideas abound and you could feel September 23rd - compelled to write or put something into practice. October 22nd


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Excellent financial news is on the way and things are heating up to start happening quickly. Keep your mind open to possibilities of change as your hopes could be re-awoken and you are once more able to dream with the idea that it could come true. There could be a desire to travel or explore new horizons. Your magnetism is strong right now and you are likely to attract a lot of attention. If single this is a great time to meet someone new. The restrictions that have been holding you back will disappear and not only that but opportunities that you have missed in the past will now have a way of coming back around again. The real you is coming out and shining for everyone to see, no longer are you content to hide behind a mask. Base your upcoming actions on reason and take your time when making a choice and you can’t go wrong. Unexpected directions or paths could come along. It is important not to judge the outcomes by what you are experiencing today and it is for this reason that you can’t be detracted from your path. Do not allow anyone to come between what you know is the right thing for you to do; this is not the time to hold back any longer but to launch yourself and unload. You have the ability right now to improve your earning prospects as you stand on the edge of a major period of transformation in your life. You have a prophetic visionary quality about you these days and now the fog has begun to clear whatever feedback of truth you have been seeking will come to you. Sensing what others are thinking and feeling will allow you to prepare yourself in certain situations. There could be a blip at the weekend when things just won’t seem to happen as expected, but just roll with it, the outcome is not cast in stone just yet.

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Dear Sue,

I keep getting blackheads and greasy patches just a bit lower than my eyes. The rest of my face is fine, have you any ideas what I can do? Hayley, Calahonda Dear Hayley,

There can be several causes for this frequent problem. Avoid using face cream on the eye sockets as it can often be too rich for this area. Also if you wear glasses or sunglasses remember to clean the frames regularly as grease

and oil can build up and cause problems in these areas. Dear Calvin,

As the better weather is approaching and it will be not long before my kids want to be in the pool, I am dreading another summer of green looking hair. What can I do to prevent this? Debbie, Fuengirola Dear Debbie,

chlorine and minerals, which are both found in the swimming pool. Apply a conditioner and leave in before swimming as this will create a barrier to protect the hair.

Using tomato ketchup on the hair is a good way to neutralise the green. Apply, leave a few minutes and rinse well. Alternatively rinse the hair through with soda water. Dear Sue,

What should I do as I will miss not being able to wear my favourite earrings? Beth Mijas Dear Beth,

This happens quite often to girls with pierced ears. Firstly you should see a doctor to get some stitches in to close the gap. You will have to wait until it has healed completely before you have it re-pierced.

Dear Calvin,

Another year and my usual trips to Spain are arranged, but each time I leave the UK with my freshly coloured blonde hair within a week my hair yellows. Any solutions? Lynne, Mijas Dear Lynne,

A lot of clients suffer with a yellowing of their hair when out in the sun. Whether coloured or naturally grey, when you have your colour next try introducing beige tones into your hair as these tones

seem to have more resistance to yellowing than others.

Alternatively, try using a violet shampoo, such as Paul Mitchell’s platinum blonde shampoo, which neutralises yellowing as is also great for natural grey hair. If you have any questions for Calvin or Sue, you can contact them on email – Calvin, calton1@hotmail and Sue’s email is aniathome05 If you don’t have time to email you can phone on 633 733 374 (Calvin) or 952 473 681 (Sue).

The pros and cons of pizza On any given day, more than 40 million people in America will eat pizza, according to a report by the US Department of Agriculture.

Since the beginning of last century when Italians introduced the pizza in the US, the love for this food has grown to estimated

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sales of three billion pizzas each year. This wouldn't be a cause for concern if it was mainly a homemade dish. but as nutritionists point out: “In Italy this is an artisanal product, in the US it is more related to 'junk food'." The experts say that pizza as such is not bad for your health – the problem is

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when and how you eat it.

The experts say the problem is not the pizza, it's pizza abuse: "It is a highly calorific food, made with refined flours and fat that aren't good for health." Healthy pizzas can be made at home, but pizzas made in factories are high in carbohydrates

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and saturated fat – an excess of which contributes to obesity, increases cholesterol and, with time, has a tendency to raise the sugar levels in the blood.

Perhaps what worries the specialists the most is not what people eat, but how they eat it. If it is



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made at home, without all the preservatives and industrialised ingredients high in fat and salt, the pizza can be a good source of nutrients as long as it is not eaten at night.

The latest research on body biorythm and circadian rhythm suggests that eating food high in carbs and saturated fat at night leads to an increase in body fat. Also, a heavy meal for dinner (such as pizza) could be the cause of a sluggish digestion and sleep problems.

Therefore, pizza at lunchtime, and pizza at night are not the same. The research advice is make it yourself, use ingredients low in fat and don't eat it night.

1st Lady promotes food label overhaul

First Lady Michelle Obama has unveiled plans for the most sweeping overhaul of nutrition labels on US food packages in more than two decades. Calorie counts will appear in larger, bolder type, and consumers will know for the first time whether foods have added sugars. Under her plan, labels will also feature more realistic descriptions of a serving – for example, a 20oz (0.5kg) container of soda will count as one serving, rather than 2.5 servings, as it is currently. The serving size listed on ice cream cartons,

currently half a cup, will increase to one cup. The changes would reflect advances in health experts' understanding of sugars and fats.

The amount of total fat, saturated fat and trans fat in a product would still be listed on the updated labelling. But it would no longer have to list calories from fat since the type of fat consumed is now viewed as more important than the amount. The food label revisions will also include mandatory potassium and vitamin D amounts.


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Cate continues her award season domination The Oscars with all its glitz and glamour was staged last weekend and the UK triumphed again

… but American Hustle falls at final Oscar hurdle

The British film Gravity entered earth’s atmosphere and enjoyed a soft landing, scooping a clutch of seven awards at this year’s Oscars ceremony and cementing a great evening for British movie-making. The biggie – best picture – proved elusive for Gravity, but the winner 12 Years a Slave meant that the British contingent in Hollywood continued to have a lot to shout about. However British director Steve McQueen missed out on best director to Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron.

Cate Blanchett continued her successful gallop through this year’s awards season and picked up best actress for Woody Allen’s Blue Jasmine. The Dallas Buyers Club scooped best actor for Matthew McConaughey, as well as best supporting actor for Jared Leto, in his first film role for five years. A roar of approval greeted the award of best supporting actress to Lupila Nyong’o, for her role in 12 Years a Slave – her first ever performance in front of the camera. It came down to a three-

way fight for Oscar honours, with space thriller Gravity scoring seven, and 12 years a Slave and Dallas Buyers Club winning three each. American Hustle was expected to take them to the wire but was shut out, along with Philomena, Nebraska and Captain Phillips– all walked away empty handed. And Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated four times now, was also disappointed. During the Oscar ceremony host for the evening Ellen DeGeneres set a new worldwide

record. She posed with a bunch of A-listers including Meryl Streep, Bradley Cooper, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey for a ‘selfie’ and tweeted it during the show. She was able to report an hour later that it had been re-tweeted more than a million times, setting a re-tweet record. Photographs taken from behind the action revealed a diminutive Liza Minnelli at the back of the group desperately trying to get in on the action but being far too short to be included into the shot!

Dressing for the Oscars - frights of fancy, the goodies and the mistakes Sandra Bullock in Gravity

Awards ceremonies are always good for frock spotting but this year it seems they either looked gorgeous or totally frightful. For once Lady Gaga looked utterly elegant while others we haven’t shown you here clearly hadn’t looked in a mirror before they ventured out for the night. Cumberbatch (right) obviously got bored but it was the best photobomb of the night!

Don’t you just hate it when someone turns up in virtually the same dress? Especially when it must have cost you a fortune. Still Gaga (left) wins hands down on this one.

And what about the chaps? Cool as a (cu)Cumberbatch or Murray mangled?

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All the channels listed can still be accessed via the newsonline website and also Filmon TV via various sources


Fri, Mar 7th 10:35pm

The Proposal

Romance (2009). A Canadian publishing editor working in New York faces deportation to her own country. Desperate to stay in America, she offers her assistant a promotion if he will marry her, but an immigration official becomes suspicious and the pair are forced to go to desperate lengths to look like a happy couple. Romantic comedy, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds.


Sun, Mar 9th 11:35pm

The Killing Fields

Factual (1984). Oscar-winning fact-based drama following an American reporter's harrowing experiences in 1970s Cambodia during the Khmer Rouge's fight for control of the country. He develops a close friendship with his Cambodian guide, whom he is forced to leave behind to possibly become a victim of the murderous new regime. Starring Sam Waterston, Haing S Ngor, John Malkovich and Spalding Gray.


Sat, Mar 9th 4:20pm

Live and Let Die

Espionage (1973). James Bond's investigation into the murder of three British agents leads him to a connection between the dictator of a Caribbean island and a notorious Harlem drug kingpin – along with a plot to flood America with limitless supplies of free heroin. Spy adventure, with Roger Moore in his first appearance as 007, alongside Yaphet Kotto and Jane Seymour.


Sat, Mar 8th 10.00pm

X-Men: The Last Stand

The mutant heroes return to face a battle on three fronts. Arch-enemy Magneto is back with an army of followers, while a corporation has created a drug that permanently robs mutants of their powers. Meanwhile, their former ally Jean Grey has returned from the dead as the destructive and seemingly unstoppable Phoenix. The third instalment of the superhero saga.


Sat, Mar 8th 9.15pm

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Wed, Feb 26th 9.00pm

THURSDAY March 6th Political thriller charting the behindthe-scenes events in the corridors of power in the days leading up to the outbreak of the First World War. The British Foreign Office, led by Sir Edward Grey, receives news of an assassination in the Balkans, while in Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm thinks he can exploit the situation to his own advantage. Starring Ian McDiarmid and Rainer Sellien. Continues tomorrow 9pm.


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6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Countryside 999 11:45am Caught Red Handed 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Perfection 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm James Martin: Home Comforts 4:30pm Antiques Road Trip 5:15pm Pointless

6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 8:00pm Waterloo Road 9:00pm Outnumbered 9:30pm Mrs Brown's Boys 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm A Question of Sport 11:05pm Film 2014 11:35pm Blandings 12:05am Weatherview 12:10am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Countryside 999 11:45am Caught Red Handed 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Perfection 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm James Martin: Home Comforts 4:30pm Antiques Road Trip 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News

6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holiday Hit Squad 9:00pm DIY SOS: The Big Build 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm Question Time 11:35pm This Week 12:20am Skiing Weatherview 12:25am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Countryside 999 11:45am Caught Red Handed 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Perfection 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm James Martin: Home Comforts 4:30pm Antiques Road Trip 5:15pm Pointless

6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm A Question of Sport 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm Room 101 9:00pm Jonathan Creek 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm MOViE: The Proposal 12:20am EastEnders 2:15am Weatherview 2:20am BBC News

6:00am Homes Under the Hammer 7:00am Countryside 999 7:45am Caught Red Handed 8:15am Helicopter Heroes 9:00am Inside the Animal Mind 10:00am An Island Parish 10:30am See Hear 11:00am BBC News 11:30am Daily Politics 1:00pm The A to Z of TV Gardening 1:10pm War Walks 1:40pm The First Eden 2:40pm Cagney & Lacey 3:25pm Bergerac 4:15pm Are You Being Served? 4:45pm 'Allo 'Allo! 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow

6:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 6:30pm Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:00pm Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners 8:00pm The Restaurant Man 9:00pm Line of Duty 10:00pm Inside No 9 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm An Hour to Save Your Life 12:20am See Hear 12:50am This Is BBC Two 4:00am Schools - Rock Types at Great Heights

6:05am Homes Under the Hammer 7:05am Countryside 999 7:50am Caught Red Handed 8:20am Helicopter Heroes 9:05am Bible Hunters 10:05am An Island Parish 10:35am HARDtalk 11:00am BBC News 11:30am BBC World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The A to Z of TV Gardening 1:10pm War Walks 1:40pm The First Eden 2:40pm Cagney & Lacey 3:25pm Bergerac 4:15pm Are You Being Served? 4:45pm 'Allo 'Allo! 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow

6:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 6:30pm Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:00pm Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners 8:00pm The Hairy Bikers' Asian Adventure 9:00pm 37 Days 10:00pm Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm The Restaurant Man 12:20am Hungry Britain? Panorama 12:50am Horizon: Sugar v Fat 4:00am Schools - How to Write 4:30am Schools - Regency Life: 3 Lives in 1 Day

6:05am Homes Under the Hammer 7:05am Countryside 999 7:50am Helicopter Heroes 8:35am The Travel Show 9:00am Live Athletics 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The A to Z of TV Gardening 1:10pm War Walks 1:40pm The First Eden 2:40pm Cagney & Lacey 3:25pm Bergerac 4:15pm Are You Being Served? 4:45pm 'Allo 'Allo! 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 6:30pm Sport Relief's Top Dog

7:00pm Live Athletics 8:30pm Gardeners' World 9:00pm 37 Days 10:00pm QI 10:30pm Newsnight 11:05pm The Best of Men 12:35am Question Time 1:35am Hidden Kingdoms

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 Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Coronation Street 7:30pm Live International Football 10:10pm ITV News and Weather 10:40pm ITV News London 10:45pm International Football Highlights 11:45pm Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands 12:15am Jackpot247 3:00am Burn After Reading 4:35am 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 Dickinson's Real Deal 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News and Weather

7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm The Rise of the Working Poor: Tonight 8:00pm Emmerdale 8:30pm Birds of a Feather 9:00pm Coronation Street: A Moving Story 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm Edge of Heaven 11:35pm The Cube 12:30am Jackpot247 3:00am The Rise of the Working Poor: Tonight 3:25am ITV Nightscreen

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

6:30pm ITV News and Weather 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation Street 8:00pm Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages 8:30pm Coronation Street 9:00pm Edge of Heaven 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:30pm ITV News London 10:35pm The Americans 11:35pm The Chase 12:25am Jackpot247 3:00am The Land That Time Forgot 4:30am ITV Nightscreen

7:05am Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 7:10am Will & Grace 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Four in a Bed 1:05pm Four in a Bed 2:10pm Four in a Bed 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm Deal or No Deal 4:30pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions

5:00pm Coach Trip 5:30pm Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 6:00pm The Simpsons 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 8:00pm The Restoration Man 9:00pm 24 Hours in A&E 10:00pm First Dates 11:00pm Strippers 12:00am Random Acts 12:05am World Trade Center 2:10am Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 2:15am The Opposite Sex 4:10am SuperScrimpers

7:05am Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 7:10am Will & Grace 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Four in a Bed 1:05pm Four in a Bed 2:10pm Four in a Bed 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm Deal or No Deal 4:30pm Come Dine with Me Extra Portions 5:00pm Coach Trip 5:30pm Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 6:00pm The Simpsons

6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:55pm Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 8:00pm The Hoarder Next Door 9:00pm The Floods That Foiled New Year: Caught on Camera 10:00pm The Repo Man 11:05pm The CCTV Traffic Wardens: Caught on Camera 12:05am One Born Every Minute 1:00am Random Acts 1:05am First Dates 2:00am Scandimania 2:55am Food Unwrapped 3:20am Undercover: Hate on the Terraces - Channel

7:05am Paralympic Winter Games - The Countdown 7:10am Will & Grace 7:35am Will & Grace 8:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 8:30am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00am Everybody Loves Raymond 9:30am Frasier 10:00am Frasier 10:30am Frasier 11:00am The Big Bang Theory 11:30am The Big Bang Theory 12:00pm 4 News 12:05pm Four in a Bed 12:35pm Four in a Bed 1:05pm Four in a Bed 1:35pm Four in a Bed

2:10pm Four in a Bed 2:40pm Countdown 3:30pm Paralympic Winter Games Opening Ceremony 6:30pm Hollyoaks 7:00pm Channel 4 News 7:30pm Crufts 2014 9:00pm Gogglebox 10:00pm The Last Leg 10:45pm 8 Out of 10 Cats 11:35pm Brooklyn NineNine 12:05am Bruno 1:30am The Simpsons 1:55am Random Acts 2:00am Happy Endings 2:20am Happy Endings 2:45am Franklin & Bash 3:25am The Good Wife

7:00pm Total Wipeout 8:00pm Don't Tell the Bride 9:00pm Festivals, Sex & Suspicious Parents 10:00pm Ja'mie: Private School Girl 10:30pm Bad Education 11:00pm Family Guy 11:25pm Family Guy 11:45pm American Dad!

12:10am Festivals, Sex & Suspicious Parents 1:10am Ja'mie: Private School Girl 1:35am Pramface 2:05am Hair 3:05am Great Movie Mistakes: Revenge of the Fifth 3:30am Pramface

7:00pm Great Movie Mistakes 7:05pm Don't Tell the Bride 8:00pm Hair 9:00pm Junior Paramedics 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 Junior Paramedics 2:00am Impractical Jokers 2:30am Pramface 3:00am Junior Paramedics

7:00pm Great Movie Mistakes IV: May the Fourth Be with You 7:30pm Doctor Who 9:00pm I Am Number Four 10:40pm EastEnders 11:10pm Family Guy 11:35pm Family Guy 11:55pm American Dad! 12:20am American Dad!

12:40am Pramface 1:10am Ja'mie: Private School Girl 1:40am Festivals, Sex & Suspicious Parents 2:40am Impractical Jokers 3:10am Great Movie Mistakes: Revenge of the Fifth 3:30am Bluestone 42


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WEDNESDAY, March 5th 2014

Thur, Mar 6th 8.00pm

SUNDAY March 9th

New series. Angela Rippon, Helen Skelton and Joe Crowley return with advice for holidaymakers whose trips haven't lived up to their promise. Angela hears from a man who fell from a hotel balcony in Thailand, Joe calls in expert help to investigate conditions at a much-criticised hotel in Cyprus, and Helen joins Dr Chris van Tulleken at a pop-up beach surgery, helping tourists with common ailments, as well as more unusual ones.

MONDAY March 10th

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6:00am Breakfast 10:00am Saturday Kitchen Live 11:30am Mary Berry Cooks 12:00pm Football Focus 12:45pm Saturday Sportsday 1:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 2:00pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 4:25pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 4:40pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 7:00pm The Voice UK 9:10pm The National Lottery Live

9:20pm Casualty 10:10pm BBC News; Weather 10:30pm Match of the Day 11:45pm The Football League Show 1:05am Weatherview 1:10am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 7:40am Match of the Day 9:00am The Andrew Marr Show 10:00am The Big Questions 11:00am Sunday Politics 12:15pm Wanted Down Under 1:00pm BBC News 1:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:45pm Escape to the Country 2:30pm Live Six Nations Rugby Union 5:00pm Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole 5:30pm Songs of Praise 6:05pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather

6:30pm Blandings 7:00pm Countryfile 8:00pm Call the Midwife 9:00pm The Musketeers 10:00pm BBC News; Regional News and Weather 10:25pm Bruce Almighty 12:00am Forget Me Not 1:30am Weatherview 1:35am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Countryside 999 11:45am Watchdog Test House 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Perfection 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm James Martin's Food Map of Britain 4:15pm Flog It! Trade Secrets 5:15pm Pointless 6:00pm BBC News

6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm Bang Goes the Theory 8:00pm EastEnders 8:30pm A Week in A&E: Condition Critical? Panorama 9:00pm Silk 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm The Michael McIntyre Chat Show 11:20pm Late Kick Off 11:50pm Live at the Apollo 12:35am Weatherview 12:40am BBC News

6:00am Breakfast 9:15am Heir Hunters 10:00am Homes Under the Hammer 11:00am Countryside 999 11:45am Watchdog Test House 12:15pm Bargain Hunt 1:00pm BBC News; Weather 1:30pm Regional News and Weather 1:45pm Doctors 2:15pm Perfection 3:00pm Escape to the Country 3:45pm James Martin's Food Map of Britain 4:15pm Flog It! Trade Secrets 5:15pm Pointless

6:00pm BBC News 6:30pm Regional News Programmes 7:00pm The One Show 7:30pm EastEnders 8:00pm Holby City 9:00pm Shetland 10:00pm BBC News 10:25pm Regional News and Weather 10:35pm Insane Fight Club 11:35pm Swansea: Living on the Streets 12:10am Weatherview 12:15am BBC News

6:30am Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:00am Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:30am Sport Relief's Top Dog 8:00am Sport Relief's Top Dog 8:30am Sport Relief's Top Dog 9:00am Live Athletics 11:45am Escape to the Country 12:15pm Talking Pictures 1:00pm The Trouble with Harry 2:35pm The Man Who Knew Too Much 4:30pm Final Score 5:10pm Live Athletics 8:15pm Dad's Army 8:45pm The Perfect Morecambe & Wise

9:15pm 37 Days 10:15pm Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle 10:45pm QI XL 11:30pm Milk 1:30am Nemesis

Burma Special 9:00pm Fast and Fearless: Britain's Banger Racers 10:00pm Mock the Week Looks Back at Travel 10:35pm Line of Duty 11:35pm MOViE: The Killing Fields 1:50am Countryfile 2:45am Holby City 3:45am Silk

6:05am Homes Under the Hammer 7:05am Countryside 999 7:50am Caught Red Handed 8:20am Helicopter Heroes 9:05am The Restaurant Man 10:05am Great British Railway Journeys 10:35am Click 11:00am BBC News 11:30am World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm Coast 1:10pm War Walks 1:40pm British Isles: A Natural History 2:40pm Cagney & Lacey 3:25pm Bergerac 4:15pm Are You Being Served?

4:45pm 'Allo 'Allo! 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 6:30pm Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:00pm Top Gear: Burma Special 8:00pm University Challenge 8:30pm Mary Berry Cooks 9:00pm Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest 10:00pm The Culture Show 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Britain's Banger Racers 12:20am Film 2014 4:00am Schools

6:05am Homes Under the Hammer 7:05am Countryside 999 7:50am Watchdog Test House 8:20am Wanted Down Under 9:05am Great British Garden Revival 10:05am Great British Railway Journeys 10:35am HARDtalk 11:00am BBC News 11:30am World News 12:00pm Daily Politics 1:00pm The Super League Show 1:45pm British Isles: A Natural History 2:35pm Cagney & Lacey 3:25pm Bergerac 4:15pm Are You Being Served?

4:45pm 'Allo 'Allo! 5:15pm Vintage Antiques Roadshow 6:00pm Revenge of the Egghead 6:30pm Sport Relief's Top Dog 7:00pm Permission Impossible: Britain's Planners 8:00pm The Great British Sewing Bee 9:00pm An Hour to Save Your Life 10:00pm The Sarah Millican Shoe 10:30pm Newsnight 11:20pm Mind the Gap: London vs the Rest 12:20am Britain's Great War 4:00am Schools

7:00am Canimals 7:10am Om Nom Stories 7:15am Om Nom Stories 7:20am Sooty 7:30am Scrambled! 9:25am ITV News 9:30am Dinner Date 10:25am Murder, She Wrote 11:25am ITV News and Weather 11:30am The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 12:00pm Live FA Cup Football 3:00pm The Illusionists 4:05pm The Chase 5:05pm Off Their Rockers 5:35pm ITV News London

5:45pm ITV News and Weather 6:00pm You've Been Framed! Strikes Back! 7:00pm Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 8:20pm The Cube 9:20pm The Jonathan Ross Show 10:20pm ITV News and Weather 10:35pm FA Cup Highlights 11:25pm All You Can Eat 12:20am Jackpot247 3:00am In Plain Sight 3:45am ITV Nightscreen

6:15am Son of Kong 7:15am Monty Don's Italian Gardens 8:15am Countryfile 9:15am Gardeners' World 9:45am Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 11:15am James Martin: Home Comforts 12:00pm Michel Roux's Service 1:00pm Michel Roux's Service 2:00pm Live Athletics 6:00pm Flog It! Trade Secrets 6:30pm Mystery of the Moor 7:00pm Wild Burma: Nature's Lost Kingdom 8:00pm Top Gear:

Weather 7:00pm Dancing on Ice 9:00pm Mr Selfridge 10:00pm ITV News at Ten and Weather 10:15pm Birds of a Feather 10:45pm FA Cup Highlights 11:45pm Anglo-Welsh Cup Rugby Union 12:40am The Store 2:40am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 3:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 4:10am ITV Nightscreen

6:00am Daybreak 8:30am Lorraine 9:25am The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:30am This Morning 12:30pm Loose Women 1:30pm ITV News 1:55pm ITV News London 2:00pm Dickinson's Real Deal 3:00pm The Alan Titchmarsh Show 3:59pm ITV London Weather 4:00pm Tipping Point 5:00pm The Chase 6:00pm ITV News London 6:30pm ITV News 7:00pm Emmerdale 7:30pm Coronation

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1. Land at the end of a passage? (5) 2. Doctor with little work in the fall (4) 3. All the mixture is deadly (6) 4. They take money sacks from the army (8) 5. Reprimand - for credit being cancelled? (4,3) 6. Big guns with one in command (9) 9. Last in pub always gets older drinks (9) 12. Grounds for having a coin sent out (8) 14. Grain as mashed in Spanish drink (7) 16. Managed to get some - but not all - money paid to kidnappers (6) 19. Connections made when wild cat is heard (5) 20. Instrument used in samba and rumba (4)



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The 9-letter word HESITATED




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Passive smoking remains a danger to our health. Antismoking legislation is not worth a puff! Would all the lawmakers, legislators and politicians sitting smugly with their complacent arms folded assuming they have created a health Nirvana with the anti-smoking legislation please take note they have failed miserably. The only safe place to escape passive smoking is in an aeroplane (which is usually full of viruses and infections) or in one’s own home ( non-smoking of course). Last night I was invited to a local bistro in my Costa del Sol Village to watch the big blue match. Thoroughly enjoyed my two hours of entertainment, then returned home to find my hair skin and everything I was wearing including socks and underwear smelled like an ashtray. My sinuses were blocked and my mouth tasted of stale cigarettes. Due to my ongoing health issues which are aggravated by passive smoke, I knew I was in for a rough night. It is now 4am and I have not slept so decided to write this article in the hope that the powers that be take a hard look at how far away from reality the anti-smoking legislation actually is. Smoking is like a bad smell, if you only move it a few metres it is still a bad smell.

& Stargazing


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e North Star As with most public establishments they have moved smokers outside but in the case of eateries, especially in warmer areas like the Costa, the outside especially in the winter is usually a canvas lean-to sheltered area connected to the main room by a usually open doorway, consequently all the smoke is blown inside by outside wind or drawn by extractors into the nonsmoking main areas. Shops, bars, offices shopping malls etc., etc., where smoking takes place around or just outside the entrance doorways suffer from the same problem. I noticed that my hospital in the UK has now banned smoking outside in the covered entrance as it has finally dawned on the management that the doors open hundreds of times per day and the smoke blows in.

Not thought through The legislation, lawmaking and enforcement has not been properly thought through and has only scratched the surface. The high percentage failure

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of the ineffective legislation created to provide clean air public areas is not acceptable. The general public and their children and especially employees who are spending long hours and many days in their workplaces are still being subjected to this killer curse. The simple answer has to be legislation to have active and specifically effective smoke or air quality monitoring detection installed in no smoking areas similar to the aeroplanes which can fire an alarm and then register these instances through the phone or internet system to a monitoring computer system which, depending on the readings, could allow possibly three strikes then generate an investigation or fine. (Nice little earner !) Should the alarm sound, customers forewarned of passive smoke entering the clean area, would be entitled to choose to take their kids and leave immediately (costing the establishment loss of revenue). In Spain and Portugal I am aware there already exists the complaints book system and customers should use be using this effectively regarding neglect of health issues within premises they frequent. In ignorance I also smoked for many years, but 40 years ago realised the stupidity of this habit and thankfully stopped. For many years following I was subjected to, and not fully aware of, the dangers of passive smoking. Today we are so well informed that we should be much wiser. Creating politically motivated, useless and ineffective legislation, is not the answer. The passive smoking death sentence is still all around us. Please Editors use your powers and get this sorted once and for all. Thank you for your attention.


You will have heard people talking about navigating by the stars, here’s how to do it yourself and impress the neighbours. efore the days of Satnavs, maps and even a compass to help find their way people used the stars to show them directions. They knew that the Sun rises in the east, is due south at midday and sets again in the evening in the west. So by knowing these facts it was fairly easy to travel in a particular direction. But by knowing a little more about the stars you can pinpoint your position on the Earth with a fair degree of accuracy.


s the Earth turns on its axis during the day (and night) then all the stars appear to move across the sky from east to west and circle in an anticlockwise direction around one star, The North Star, Pole Star or to give it its proper name Polaris. By pure coincidence Polaris just happens to be located almost directly above the North Pole axis of the Earth. So as the Earth spins then this star appears to remain stationary while all the other stars revolve around it.


herefore the Pole Star is always due North, so by identifying this star you know that you are facing due North. But the Pole Star can also tell you where you are standing with regard to your latitude, that is how far North or South you are. If you were standing at the North Pole then the North Star would be directly over head at 900. On the other hand, if you were stood at the equator then Polaris would just be visible on the horizon at 00.


y using a sextant and accurately measuring the height of the Pole Star above the horizon you can find your position. Southern Spain for instance is about 360 North so the angle from the horizon up to the Pole Star is about 360. Whenever I go back to Liverpool the Pole Star is much higher in the sky at around 530. Sailors of old would take a reading of the position of Polaris and could tell what their latitude was.


alculating your longitude or position east or west was much more difficult and it would take a watchmaker called John Harrison in 1772 to solve the problem. To calculate longitude you need to know what time it is at a given point, in this case Greenwich observatory just outside London England. Then if you can determine your local noon time when the Sun is at its highest in the sky and due south, you can then calculate how far east or west you had travelled. One hour ahead or behind Greenwich noon equals 150 east or west longitude.


henever I ask people ‘which is the brightest star in the sky?’ they almost always answer ‘the North Star’. Unfortunately this isn’t true and in fact the North Star is really quite inconspicuous – it only just makes it onto the list of 50 brightest stars coming in at number 46. It actually marks the point of the tail of ‘The Little Bear’, Ursa Minor or as the Americans call it ‘The Little Dipper’. It is not even a single star but instead is made up of a group of 5 individual stars that are too close together to be separated with the naked eye. The main star of the group, the one we refer to as The North Star is a huge star about five times bigger than our Sun. It is around 430 light years away so quite a distance from us.


here is a very simple method to finding the North Star, one that every astronomer learns first. Locate the very prominent constellation of ‘The Plough’ (Big Dipper). I’ve mentioned before, you can’t mistake The Plough. It looks like a huge saucepan with three stars forming the curved handle and another four stars forming a slightly crooked rectangle which is the bowl of the saucepan. Now follow the two end stars of the bowl conveniently named ‘The Pointers’ and they point directly to the North Star. If you imagine the North Star as being the centre of a huge celestial clock then The Plough acts as the hands of the clock faithfully circling the North Star.


o outside tonight and find the North Star and you’ll never be lost again!


appy Stargazing

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Williams looking strong Sepang II Test: Rossi tops times with Pedrosa After three tests and 12 days of on-track action, Williams head to the Australian Grand Prix almost certainly as one of the front runners following a consistently quick and reliable showing throughout testing. Benefiting from its favourable Mercedes powerplant, though the consensus in the paddock suggests the factory Mercedes team has the upper hand overall, it was still the Williams of Felipe Massa that ended the second Bahrain test with the fastest lap time overall.

Valtteri Bottas is confident Williams is as prepared as it can be for the 2014 Formula 1 season starter in Australia as he maintained the FW36's strong performance on the final day of testing.Taking over the car from Massa, Bottas was equally fast, setting the fourth fastest time overall (second on the day) and completing more laps than any other driver over the last four days.

Lewis Hamilton led the way on the final day of testing

Lewis Hamilton ensured Mercedes ended pre-season testing with the fastest time on the final day in Bahrain.With Felipe Massa having topped the timesheets on Saturday, his Williams team-mate Valtteri Bottas was quickest for the majority of Sunday's running until a late run from Hamilton on supersoft tyres saw him set a time of 1:33.278. That lap was still 0.020s shy of Massa's best this week, and came after Mercedes lost almost the whole morning session to a gearbox issue. Bottas had to settle for second in the

standings but managed to complete 108 laps as Williams showed impressive reliability. Bottas eventually stopped with a high-mileage engine failure during the final hour of running, causing the first red flag for a Williams all winter. Fernando Alonso was third quickest in the Ferrari but was a second off Hamilton's pace and limited to 73 laps on the final day. Nico Hulkenberg and Jean-Eric Vergne both completed 74 laps as the latter got some more strong mileage in for Renault.

Retro Auto & Moto Show Malaga

The event is being held at Palacio de Ferias y Congresos de Málaga Avenida José Ortega y Gasset from Friday 7th to Sunday 9th of March. The Classic car scene thrives in Andalucia and it is hoped that this annual event will live up to the expectations of all lovers of two and four wheels in this wide geographical area. There will be an intense programme of activities. Salón de Clásicos, is scheduled to hold rallies and exhibitions related to the automotive sector. Space has been provided for clubs to promote their activities, to sell their merchandise, or

promote membership. There is free and secure parking, provided along with special discounts for those who come to visit the fair in or on their classics. (To qualify Classic means 25 years or older. )

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Valentino Rossi shared the top spot for Yamaha on the final day of the Sepang II MotoGP test as the Italian star set the joint fastest time of the week on the YZR-M1.Rossi and Repsol Honda's Dani Pedrosa both recorded times of 1m 59.999s as the test reached a conclusion in Malaysia – the only riders to post a sub two-minute lap. Bridgestone's new tyres have been causing problems in particular for Rossi's team-mate Jorge Lorenzo, who has complained about the lack of edged grip. Lorenzo finished seventh on the times on Friday, 0.620s behind the leading pair and afterwards Rossi said the Spaniard's style was making it more difficult to achieve a fast lap time on the new rubber.

Ducati goes Open class for MotoGP 2014

It's official. Ducati has broken ranks with Honda and Yamaha by switching all of its MotoGP entries from the Factory to Open class for 2014. Ducati Team riders Cal Crutchlow and Andrea Dovizioso, plus Pramac's Andrea Iannone, had been provisionally listed as remaining in the 'elite' Factory class – but will

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now join Iannone's teammate Yonny Hernandez in running under the new Open rules. Despite differences in fuel limits, rear tyres, engine changes, engine development and ECU software, Factory and Open class competitors will fight for the same world championship titles.

The long-rumoured move was announced to the Sepang media by new Ducati Corse general manager Gigi Dall'Igna at the end of the second pre-season test, which coincides with the deadline for submitting Factory or Open class entries. “The most important reason is the freedom that we have with the Open solution. It is what Ducati


need to develop the bike in 2014,” began Dall'Igna.

“We did quite well in these two tests. I'm really happy with the results today. It was quite good, but not enough.

“We have to develop the bike and the freedom we have with the Open solution is, I think, one of the key points to see Ducati on the podium in the future.”

Dovizioso finished this week's Sepang test in a close third place, just 0.068s from joint leaders Valentino Rossi and Dani Pedrosa whilst using the Factory software. New signing Crutchlow was eighth on the timesheets (+0.791s), also setting his best lap with the Factory software.

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McIlroy loses out in play-off Rory McIlroy surrendered a two-shot lead and then lost in a play-off at the Honda Classic in Florida while world number one Tiger Woods withdrew injured.

Northern Ireland's McIlroy, who carded a fourover-par 74, missed a 12-foot eagle putt at the last to win outright. American Russell Henley won a playoff, which also featured compatriot Ryan Palmer and Scotland's Russell Knox, with a birdie at the first extra hole. Woods was forced to withdraw on the 13th hole because of back pain. The American hit a five-under-

par 65 on Saturday to move into contention but was five over in his final round when he quit.

His withdrawal comes six weeks before the Masters at Augusta – the first major of 2014 – which takes place from 10th-13th April. "It's my lower back with spasms," said Woods, 38. "It started while I was warming up."

McIlroy admitted he was fortunate to have reached the play-off after dropping six shots in 11 holes from the seventh, including a double-bogey six on the parfour 16th where he hit his

ball out of a bunker and into water. He followed that with another bogey on the 17th, which left him needing a birdie on the last to get into the playoff at eight under.

The 24-year-old gave himself a chance of victory though with a stunning second shot on the par-five hole that finished 12 feet from the hole but he was unable to hole the eagle putt that would

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"I didn't play well enough to deserve to win," McIlroy told the PGA tour website, adding, "It's going to be hard to get over because I had a great chance to win my first tournament of the season and I didn't.”

C.O.G.S enjoy the sun at Cabopino A short journey down the coast road to find Cabopino Golf in good order. Our second outing of the year with our new Captain Ian Vaughan at the helm and some 14 members and guests made the journey.

Longest drive on hole 14 was won by Roger Birch (playing as a guest),

nearest the pin on hole 13 Ian Vaughan and nearest the pin in two shots on hole 18 Andy Macfarlane. In the hole in two shots was not claimed.

Team prize with an average score of 23.25 was Dave Haworth, Andy Macfarlane, Heikki Kontinnen and Brian Clark.

The day's main competition was won by Del Allwood with a respectable 29 points, in second place with 27 points was Brian Clark. In third place with 24 points was Joe King. Welcome back Joe nice to see you in better health and may it continue.

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Wayne’s Weekly Poker Tips Playing AQ

AQ always seems like a good hand when you look down at it, however, if you ask some of the world’s top pros they will tell you that AQ has cost them more money than any other hand. It may be a top 20 starting hand but always be prepared to dump it.

I started writing this article to try and hammer out some good ideas and guidelines on how to play the hand. Unfortunately, I don't think it's possible to explain in print. To me it becomes clear that to play A-Q profitably, it's a purely situational hand, you have to play it differently, or not at all, depending on the table you're on and the players you're with. If you're up against nine players who will only play top-five hands, A-Q is a losing hand. If you're up against players who will play any two cards, the numbers will back up A-Q to make you money. No matter how you play it, you need to be making information

plays, you need some way to get a solid read on what you're up against. It's better to lose two bets preflop, or on the flop, than to lose eight bets across five streets.

Early Position

In my first year of poker I quickly noticed A-Q as being a trouble hand for me, and began to experiment with different ways of playing it. One of the ways I experimented was to limp-reraise A-Q from early position. If your No. 1 goal is to gain information about the other hands, this can be a great way to do it at a lowmedium limit No-Limit table. With the amount of strength shown by a limp reraise, you can be sure the other player has a hand that dominates you if they call or come back over the top. In these scenarios you lose three bets, compared to losing one where you miss or a stack when you hit a setup flop. One thing to remember with this play, and any information play, is the motives you had for

making the play in the first place. If the person does call you after making the limp reraise, you have to sign right off and be willing to dump the hand no matter what the flop (other than flopping broadway). Even flopping top two in this scenario will put you at risk of losing your stack against two of the top-five hands, winning nearly nothing against KK and winning small to a stack against A-K. Remember, with the strength you showed preflop, A-K will be less likely to pay you out on an A-Q2 board. Chances of you having AA or QQ are very real, making it a hard call for them to make. Making this move is only a good idea against ABC players. ABC players will react to this move exactly in line with the strength of the hand they're holding. This article Playing AQ to be continued next week

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on the 13th of Feb. we played an interclub competition against the Alhaurin members. We got thrashed but the members of C.O.G.S would like to thank the Alhaurin members for their hospitality, and look out next time, we hope. Nig Bowler, Chairman.

Yes, that's right. On Sunday 16th March Mijas Bowls Club is holding an “Open Morning” for any existing and would-be bowlers, of any age, who are not members of a club on the coast and it will be absolutely FREE. It will start at 10.00am and there will be some basic coaching available along with help from some of our members.

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You will find us just off the Carretera de Mijas, on Camino de Cortijo Grande, behind Bugar, the Peugeot car sale rooms. There is a good sized car park. We look forward to meeting you. Report by Christine Wilson

Has Pardew gone too far this time? Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been charged with improper conduct by the Football Association after headbutting Hull midfielder David Meyler.

Pardew, 52, was sent to the stand for the incident during the second half of the Magpies' 4-1 win at the KC Stadium. He apologised after Saturday's match, but Newcastle have fined him

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Vincent Tan facing investigation

Vincent Tan, the Cardiff City owner, has been forced to rescind the offer of a £3.7million bonus to his players if they avoid relegation from the Premier League. The Welsh side are facing the prospect of returning to the Championship next season, sitting secondbottom in the league table having lost three of their last four matches. Tan made the offer of a large bonus – to be shared among all the players if they stay in the top flight – on Saturday night at the team's hotel before playing Spurs the following day.

Malaga in Trouble Malaga 1 - 1 Valladolid

It was a must win game for Malaga at La Rosaleda on Saturday with Malaga looking to put 6 points difference between themselves and Valladolid.

Malaga started well with Amrabat causing the Valladolid defence problems. Iakovenko had a shot saved on 12 minutes and from the resulting corner taken by Duda, Santa Cruz unmarked at the far post headed home to make it 1 -0 to the home side. Malaga were in control but a lapse in defending let Guerra in for a free header, but fortune favoured the home side when his effort went wide. On 24 minutes Amrabat had another chance for Malaga and then he set up Santa Cruz

whose effort was snuffed out by the Valladolid defence. On the half hour Valladolid drew level. A good cross from the right found Manucho who passed to Larsson, and the midfielder fired home from inside the box to give Caballero no chance. Duda and Angeleri had long shots from outside the box but were way off target as Malaga made it to half time. Malaga opened the second half well controlling the ball but always looking for that killer pass which had been missing most of the season. Two early efforts almost restored their lead. Antunes, who was looking dangerous crossed the ball but it was just too high for Santa Cruz. Then Antunes put over another cross which Santa Cruz

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headed just wide of the post as Malaga looked for a second goal. Antunes then had an attempt of his own, the defender’s shot was off-target but not by much. In the last minute a counter attack from Valladolid nearly ended in a winner for the visitors. Oscar found Guerra inside the box only for Caballero to make a great vital save. The game ended with "Schuster Veta Ya" Schuster Out ... echoing around La Rosaleda.

Malaga travel to Osasuna next Monday night and the next home game see league leaders Real Madrid with Ronaldo and Gareth Bale travel to La Rosaleda on March 15th at 8pm. Report by Scott Forbes

Betfred’s Fred Done rants at the Glazers For lifelong Manchester United fan Fred Done watching their demise has not been easy and he has blasted the Glazer family in an explosive rant.

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Carl Froch v George Groves: rematch Wembley Stadium will stage the rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves on 31st May, with the fight likely to set a British postWar attendance record. Froch retained his WBA and IBF super-middleweight titles with a contentious ninthround stoppage of Groves at Manchester Arena last November. Froch-Groves II will be the first boxing bout at Wembley Stadium since it re-opened in 2007. Wembley holds 90,000, although a crowd of 60-70,000 is more realistic.


Broad and Bopara see England to tight win England won a tense second one-day international against West Indies by three wickets to level the series at 1-1 with one match remaining. Ravi Bopara and captain Stuart Broad saw England to victory with a partnership of 58 after a collapse had threatened their pursuit of 160. England had made a confident start to their chase, after their spinners had bowled tightly to help dismiss the hosts for 159. And Stuart Broad struck the winning runs with more than five overs to spare as England recorded only their second win in an international match since the start of the disastrous Ashes series.

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