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Continuing looking at how national government policies for saving money are effecting the “common”

man, the crisis of cuts has sliced deeper into the wounds already starting to open, which now has a genuine risk of not only affecting people´s lives, but actually costing people´s lives. Continued on Page 2


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Contined from page 1 A couple of days before the 1st of March, the ambulance crew who look after the Orihuela Costa received notice that they would no longer be providing overnight cover for the 33,000 residents on the coast. A move which the Mayor of Orihuela, Monserrate Guillén of the Los Verdes, vowed to oppose and fight, with the full backing of the government team, but for which he and his local colleagues were powerless to act. The ambulance has gone, the residents and visitors of the Orihuela Costa, as well as anybody travelling through the very busy road network, will now have to rely on the single ambulance based in Orihuela City, there to serve almost 100,000 residents, or the one based in neighbouring Torrevieja, during the hours of 21:30 and 09:30. Whilst many were praising the emergency crews who took to Torrevieja for rehearing a major earthquake evacuation plan this week, the Los Verdes greens there had also submitted a motion for approval for the city council of Torrevieja to object to the same cuts being implemented by the recently appointed health minister for the Valencia community, Manuel Llombart Fuertes of the Partido Popular, hitting there, with a stark reduction in cover for a city with over 100,000 residents. The same picture continues throughout the area too. In Callosa de Segura, the opposition party has called for the resignation of the mayor, Javier Pérez from the PP, and the councillor for health, Cati Berenguer, after they made no objections to the

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The ambulance station in Cabo Roig will no longer provide 24 hour cover removal of their ambulance service, which leaves them void of emergency assistance throughout the day, leaving their 40,000 residents reliant on the ambulances of Torrevieja and Pilar overnight, with Almoradí being available during the day, albeit some 10 kilometres away. The defence that the Cruz Roja might be able to step in to help was dismissed, as the contract for their service expires this year, and there is no possibility of renewing their service. The Mayor of Elche, Mercedes Alonso from the PP, stood in protest, stating that he intends to work with the health department to “maintain what we have”, saying that he would happily record his “total opposition” to the removal of two ambulances from his municipality, as they are, “necessary”. The situation is the same across most of the area, with a total of eleven areas in the province suffering a reduction in the coverage emergency care. Crevillente, Alicante and Ibi would all suffer reductions in cover from 24 hours to 12, all of whom will be covered by the emergency ambulance based 7 kilometres away in Onil. El Campello and San Vicente would also see a halving of their coverage times, sharing the time between the towns. Novelda would be covered from Monóvar, during their half day unavailability. Guardamar will half the time of its basic ambulance, but will maintain the other on a 24 hour shift.

But the withdrawal of emergency support like this can often go unnoticed, that is until such a time as we need it. We all take for granted that in an emergency situation, a simple telephone call to an emergency number will quickly summon help to our side, and, hopefully, save our lives. But what if that help isn´t there when we need it, what do we do then, as the clock ticks away during that “golden hour” that means so much to those who dedicate their lives to saving ours. Representative of the increasingly popular political group on the Vega Baja, the Unión Progreso y Democracia, or the UPyD as they are abbreviated, Joaquín Andréu, has studied the impact on the cuts on San Miguel de Salinas and the immediate area nearby. Looking at the historic response times to emergencies, as well as the locations of ambulances, Andréu says that the reduction in ambulance cover in the municipalities affected will cost between 14 and 21 lives per year, as response times are increased. For San Miguel, which he believes is representative of all those municipalities, the figure equates to 1.77 people losing their lives each month,

because an ambulance simply can´t get to them in time. Joaquín Andréu also believes that the only way of ensuring cover is to raise the awareness of the situation, and for all citizens to group in objection to the reductions, as this has proven successful in other areas, when the matter is not simply allowed to happen, without anybody actually noticing until it´s too late. These cuts may be drastic, but they are not as bad as some other

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areas of Spain. In Castellón the ambulance service has been withdrawn completely in some places, although the minister responsible for all of this, Manuel Llombart Fuertes, supported by his Degree in Business Administration from the Faculty of Economics and Business at the University of Valencia, and also his PhD in Economics, insisted that the reorganization of emergency services will not affect response times. There is a little bit of god news in all of this though, despite the fact that the service is also halved in Pilar de la Horadada, residents in the Pinar de Campoverde area may have reason to celebrate. The town hall have an ambulance themselves, which will cover during the absent times of the cancelled service, but this municipal ambulance has been sanctioned by the town hall to be available to you, on a Tuesday and Thursday, between the hours of 16:00 and 19:00, because, as the councillor for health in Pilar, Francisca Cánovas, said, the ambulance is there to serve all 30,000 residents of the municipality.


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LOCAL NEWS R OUNDUP Only 18 months after the route was highlighted as part of the Spanish cycle road race, the decline of the coast that takes in both Torrevieja and the Orihuela Costa is becoming more evident by the day. Due to cutbacks on all sectors, the N-332 main road along the does not have a single fuel filling station that is open at night. Of the twenty garages in the area, only 2 are open for 24 hours, one near the hospital, the other on the CV905. The reason has been put down to declining sales of fuel, as well as a huge reduction in the sale of supplementary products from their mini-markets. National police officers have arrested a 49 year old Columbian national who had a kilo of cocaine hidden in the boot of his car, which was detected during a routine check in Elche. The stash was well hidden in the car, under a false bottom, and was found by a sniffer dog who was being used for the purpose of identifying drugs such as this. A former senior police officer of San Fulgencio, now operating in a lesser post, has been denounced for misappropriation of public goods, after his home was found to have various extensions and fences built, which were formed of items that were remarkably

similar to those used by the town hall for municipal purposes. As well as fences, investigators found traffic poles, manhole covers, a pool table and even a stage, thought to have been used for a municipal fiesta. The officer, with the initial CRE, states that he was simply “recycling” the materials. The Failure of an air conditioner unit is thought to have been the cause of a fire on Tuesday, on the balcony of a fourth floor apartment on calle San Pedro de Torrevieja. Fire fighters and local police received a call at around eight o'clock, with neighbours reporting that a couple and their son were sleeping in the burning building. As emergency crews were on their way, the neighbours managed to wake the occupants through the building´s intercom system. The fire fighters then tackled the blaze from the outside; collectively averting what could have been a disastrous incident. Faced with the prospect of the withdrawal of the overnight ambulance cover on the Orihuela Costa, former councillor for the coast, Pedro Mancebo, has returned to recalling the past in a statement in which he said that when his political group were part of the government team, a budget of around 400,000 euro was allocated for the installation of new street name signs around the town, which he says would have gone part way to ensuring that ambulances from further afield can find those in need when they arrive to tend to an emergency. Modern ambulances are often fitted with state of the art GPS navigation systems, with turn-

by-turn guidance, that can pinpoint a location via postcode, street name, house number, coordinates and even by direct links to mobile phone provided information. A judge in Alicante has remanded a 28 year old man in custody, without the chance of bail, after he was arrested on Sunday for trying to intentionally run over two women with his car, one of whom was his 21 year old girlfriend, who suffered multiple fractures. The judge is considering prosecution for a crime of double attempted murder, after the man, of Romanian origin, allegedly hit the two women, during an incident on calle Doctor Juan López Sánchez in the city. Agents of the National Police in Alicante have arrested a 59 year old Belgian man and charged him with a crime of simulation, after he reported that he had been gagged and bound by two intruders, who were armed with a knife, and subsequently robbed him of several items, including a bag of South African Krungerrand coins, which he valued at 1,200 euro each. Investigators found that documents certifying the value of his items were forged, and they believed he was attempting to fraudulently claim on his insurance. Upon searching his home, officers found various counterfeited documents, as well as evidence that the man had posed as a journalist, as well as a

prison visitor under the guise of offering advice to prisoners, a variety of faked documents and counterfeited money. He has been sent to court who are also now aware of his previous, similar criminal cases.

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COUNCILLOR MEETS WITH COASTAL ADMINISTRATORS On Thursday this week, the Councillor for Coast, Beaches and international Residents, Martina Scheurer, met with administrators, who manage most of the communities of Orihuela Costa. The objective of this meeting was not only to establish contact with the administrators, but to project a future direct collaboration to improve care and service to the citizen by the different areas of the town hall. In the meeting, it was discussed how to channel complaints and suggestions from citizens through administrators to avoid multiple applications dealing with the same issues generating paperwork that can be avoided. Especially when dealing with daily

reports such as street maintenance, parks and gardens or lighting. To do this, a direct email address has been provided within the maintenance department to offer prompt attention and resolution. Also, particular attention will be given to urban problems that up today still affects many areas of Orihuela Costa, providing information and offering individual meetings with the intention to help solve the problems. During the meeting, it became clear that a major concern of all administrators is, the impression of sloppiness that the municipal area shows in many parts of the coastal zone. All stated that, in recent years, to have had meetings with various councillors but never had the expected results. In particular, they criticized the fact that they have never replied on numerous written requests and, thus, the citizens feel very badly treated. Martina Scheurer has assured that her council does reply on all written applications and that answers and citations are given in the shortest possible time to try to solve problems without long delays.


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LIBERALISING THE GAS NETWORK

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The ceiling will act as a limiter for the industry, and will mean that increases are absorbed by the company, who can claim back their losses once the wholesale price drops, as there will now be a bi-monthly review of the price, on the second Tuesday of the odd months, such as January, March, May etc. The system and price will then be maintained for the rest of this year, with a review for 2014. Meanwhile, the distribution of piped gas is set to be increased, with Spain set to develop their gas export capacity to France from 2015, when the pipeline to the neighbouring country will supply to 7.5 billion cubic meters per year of fuel, representing an increase of 15%.

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HOSPITAL MAKING SUR VIVAL MOVES Following last week´s article in The Leader about the financial struggles at Torrevieja hospital caused by the huge reduction in “health card” revenue, management at the facility have already started implementing cost cutting activities to try to keep the hospital operating. For the past two weekends, the hospital has closed its doors on a number of surgical facilities, with the intention of relocating temporary staff to other roles, thus reallocating some funding that could be trimmed off none routine operations.

The price of butane gas bottles is set to continue to increase for the next few months, with a target of reaching 17.50 euro per refill in May, a figure which will be the ceiling on the price for the future, as part of the government’s plans for “liberalization of the sector”.

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Union leaders are not happy with the process, as this has not been communicated to them prior to implementation, and they are worried about the long term prospects of their members. In fact, the hospital themselves are arguing that the move is part of their action plan with the same goal, to reinforce the future of the hospital by trimming waste now, whilst still using as many of their available resources as they can. Most of the unions have agreed to enter into talks with the hospital management, and are supportive of any agreed moves that can guarantee jobs, but one union, the USAE who represent auxiliary workers, are still refusing to enter into any kind of negotiation.


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POLICE TO TAKE TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST

CROWDS FLOCK TO MODEL BOAT SHOW

The unions representing the local police of Torrevieja have announced a protest outside the town hall on Friday March 15. The move, which has the support of most of the 170 officers, is to protest about the lack of agreement being made in discussions relating to expanding the working schedule of the officers, as representatives accuse the government side formed of Eduardo Gil Rebollo, the councillor responsible for the police and public safety, the Mayor, Eduardo Dolón and Agustina Esteve, from Human Resources, of destroying their working agreements. Gil Rebollo has been defending the town hall stance which aims to ensure the annual quota of 1,664 working hours is met, the equivalent to 34 hours per week, allowing for a four week holiday period. For their part, the workers have considered the strain on their workload unacceptable, especially given the fact that 24 roles were lost this week, serving police officers who would act in auxiliary and support roles, covering leave, providing extra operational support and the likes. Whilst calling for the resignation of Mayor Dolón, the protest has promised a number of surprises during their gathering, some of which they even say will be “fun”.

By Mel Burt The large crowd were blessed with glorious weather to see the mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, declare the Annual Exhibition of Model Boats open at the Park of Nations in the town. Clubs from as far afield as Madrid and Granada came to show their models at this, one of the most prestigious events of the modelling calendar in Spain. Councillors and senior officials from the Town Hall, together with the Fiesta Queens and Princesses, were on hand to present the trophies to the exhibitors before being shown the boats on the lake and in the Exhibition hall. The show, which is organised by the Asociacion of Modelismo Naval Torrevieja is celebrating their 10th Anniversary. It is open from 10am till 2 pm and 5pm till 8 pm every day, except Mondays, right through until the 14th April, and admission is free.

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‘MUJERES’ IN SAN MIGUEL by Eva Tejedor To celebrate International Woman’s Day, a group of lady artists from MASM, The Movimiento de Artistas de San Miguel de Salina, have put together a an exhibition of art, for woman, by woman in San Miguel’s Town Hall.

For International Woman’s Day, the artists gave a preview to the main exhibition with a small display in the famous San Miguel cave houses, in ‘La Cueva de la Maria’, Calle Góngora 11, which was attended by all the artists and many guests. The unusual setting added to the atmosphere and was a wonderful start for the main event. The Town Hall exhibition is free to one and all and is located in the main area of the Town Hall. There are paintings and sculptures of women by woman and features the work of seven of the female artists in the group. The Town Hall ‘Mujeres’ starts on Friday 8th and is open during normal town hall business hours. MASM was founded in 2012 and has 15 members. If you have an interest in art and would be interested in joining them, you can contact the group through their Facebook page or find out more information at their exhibition.


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MUM’S A MEMORY

Thirty years ago I gave birth to twins. When they were six months old I ran off with a friend of the family, Bob, who I’d fallen in love with. I tried to keep in contact with the twins but my ex refused to let me see them, returning my Christmas cards and presents, moving house so I couldn’t find them, and going ex directory. In the meantime, I set up a new life and got married to Bob. With each year that passed the guilt of not seeing my daughters ate away at me but with nothing I could do about it I tried to focus on my new life with Bob. Now, 30 years later, I’ve heard I’ve got grandchildren but still haven’t seen my daughters. Part of me wants to track them down and make amends for what a terrible mum I’ve been, another part of me is worried that seeing them after all these years will be too much for me to cope and I’ll have a breakdown. Iris, 55, from Glasgow

Just reading your letter sweetheart, its patently obvious that you have to go and find your girls. There’s no point in me going over old ground here but I am truly amazed that you have waited so long. Every day that passes put more distance between you and your own flesh and blood. Of course it will be hard and you will have a lot of explaining to do but your daughters are probably just as curious as you are. These days, finding long lost relatives is a whole lot easier so all you really have to do is make the decision to start looking. 30 years is a long time so you know full well you can’t go charging in and calling the shots when you do find your family. If you do want to pursue this, make your first contact by letter, explain the circumstances surrounding your departure 30 years ago and just be honest about how you feel today. I can’t promise that you will be welcomed with open arms but I know for a fact that the yearning you are feeling inside isn’t going to go away until you bite the bullet and do something about it.

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SLIMECalders BALL BOSS C o n f e s s i o n s

I’m dreading Easter Saturday because I’ve agreed to go a party with a load of my work colleagues and my boss will be there. I work in a call centre so during the day I don’t really have that much to do with him, but lately he keeps talking about the party and saying really sleazy stuff like he can’t wait to see me in my little black dress, and I know what to do to get a promotion. At first I took it as a joke but now it’s really creeping me out. I’m happily married but my husband gets jealous easily so I can’t tell him but I don’t know what to do. Rebecca, 25

In an ideal world Rebecca, you would confront this idiot and tell him where he can shove his unwanted comments and advances. He sounds like a complete creep who actually thinks that his behaviour is acceptable. Of course, I understand that you don’t want to risk your job but there is no way on this earth you should have to put up with this. As an employer, the company you work for are obliged to protect you from this sort of thing and if you feel its too much for you to deal with alone, you should speak to your personnel department. Men and women may have gotten away with sexual harassment in the past but these days, the law is extremely clear and you are well within your rights to make a stand and expect your employer to be behind you all the way. The alternative is to do nothing and let this dirty old man think he can just force himself on you when he pleases.

Calder spent twelve years working as a PA and a Co-presenter with Jeremy Kyle on various radio stations and now he has joined the team at EXITE RADIO where he answers listeners dilemmas each Saturday night on the airwaves. We are also pleased to have him with us at THE LEADER, answering your questions and queries as part of the editorial team. If you have an issue tht you can’t overcome or you just need general help or even confidential advice, why not email Calder at: Calder@theleader.info


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THE EARLY BIRDS CATCH MORE THAN THE WORM

“From the moment you wake, I want to be there in your ear, drip feeding you the news as if happens, setting up your day to be aware of what´s happening in the world. It´s my job to be up early, to research the stories and present them to you”, that´s what Mark Nolan said when he was describing the concept behind Exite Breakfast News. Mark continued, “News is ever changing; it evolves as the story develops. Most people know that there are always two sides to every story, but I believe it´s actually more than that. There are as many sides to a story as the number of people who are affected, either directly or indirectly, and that is why we never take any story at face value, but investigate as many different angles as we can, as that is the only way to find anything close to the truth”. Working as part of the team at The Leader, Mark is constantly up to date with the local stories that matter, as well as a working knowledge of the National Spanish network that means he is always up to date

with what´s happening here. Using the latest technology, the news wires are always being fed into our studios from around the globe, with links to the police, both national and local, governments, press offices, town halls, emergency controls, travel coordination centres and more, with live maps and webcams, then add to that an army of freelance reporters across the globe; including the US, Europe and the UK, if you really want to keep up to date with the news, then Exite Radio in the morning is the only place to be. It all begins at 7 in the morning, with a look at some of the environmental and technological stories of the day, before we move into news from the UK, the world, America and Canada from 8. As the hour of 9 turns, we catch up with our own country, Spain, with the latest Spanish news, in English of course, as well as the local stories from Torrevieja, Orihuela and the surrounding area. As the morning progresses, we keep an eye on the stories that break, as well as throwing in a nice

VALU E AND Q UALITY FRO M TOLDOS GUARDA MAR When times are tight and you’re looking to spend your well earned cash on that special purchase, you want to make sure you’re buying the best quality from the most experienced and trusted in that particular field. If it’s awnings and sun-shades you’re looking for then the company with 30 years of experience in their sector has to be the only choice. TOLDOS GUARDAMAR prides itself in keeping up to date with the modern technology needed to design and produce only top quality products. Pride in their excellent team of professionals from the moment you enquire about the services of TOLDOS GUARDAMAR right through until the completion of the work carried out by experienced craftsmen and fitters. Whatever part of your property you’re trying to shade from the Costa Blanca sun, TOLDOS GUARDAMAR can provide the perfect solution. To see a gallery of some of their work, look at their comprehensive website which you will find at www.toldosguardamar.com TOLDOS GUARDAMAR want you to see their products in person too, and everyone is invited to the big launch of their 2013 range! The launch is so big, it’s being held over 3 days on Friday, Saturday & Sunday, the 26th, 27th & 28th April and takes place at the TOLDOS GUARDAMAR store on the

Santa Ana industrial estate just off the N332 in Guardamar! Over those 3 days, you’ll be entertained by the EXITE Radio Roadshow, The Caballeros, Sevillianas dancing from The Danza Ampa School in Los Montesinos performing excerpts from The Lion King, and a superb magic show from David Gonzalez. And that’s not all....... There’s a grand raffle with a top prize of a TOLDOS GUARDAMAR awning worth €500, a homemade cake competition with a first prize of €200 (so get your baking heads on!), a free gigantic paella, a free bar-b-que and a free bar with beer, wine and soft drinks! Yes, it’s all free! Keep looking out in your favourite local newspaper, The Leader, and listening on your equally favourite local radio station, EXITE Radio (89.2 & 93.1FM) for more details.

blend of music from both today and through the decades, playing the hits that you may have bought, and the songs you just want to sing along to. From 10 O´clock, Mark also brings in special features of local interest too, every first Monday of the month, Bob Houliston from the Orihuela Costa CLARO party comes in for a chat and an update on the political playing field, as does the councilor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, who is on air every Thursday to answer your questions, face your problems and offer a solution, where she can. On a Wednesday, our very own fitness instructor, Lisa Jones, highly qualified in her field, offers helpful advice on getting fit and healthy, with diet and exercise advice, and topical health related updates. Friday brings another regular slot, The Sin Bin, with Angela and Michelle, and the occasional special guest, discussing yours and their pet hates, and deciding if what niggles you should be banished for ever to The Sin Bin. There are also regular contributions from local

characters too, from the world of business and entertainment, as well as charities looking for support. Only last week, Mark was joined by various business owners of Cabo Roig, some of whom will return this week, as the excitement builds for St Patrick´s Day. He was also joined by Alan Swoffer, a local legend from the entertainment scene, updating us about a great gig at the weekend he was performing in, along with Rob Bonovox, to raise money for the Macmillan Cancer charity. Alan even sang live on air, with the help of his guitar. Fuse together news, reviews, updates, chat and great music, and that is what you get on Exite Breakfast News, as Mark Nolan does indeed keep you updated and set for the morning. So tune your radio to 89.2fm on the Orihuela Costa, or 93.1fm on the Costa Blanca, and you can listen on-line at www.exiteradio.com, for all the latest, as it happens, the only station to bring you the best of the news from those who make the stories.


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........... by Lisa Jones

FAT!....NOOOOOOOOOOOOO.. Worst nightmare. Your clothes still fit fine, but on the inside you feel blobby and you chastise yourself for eating that bar of chocolate. You take a long look in the mirror and do not like what you see. Our minds and thoughts can be our worst enemy, and what we tell ourselves the most is what we start to believe. Open the wardrobe again, put on your favourite outfit and remember the last time you wore it – you had a great night! Put yourself in that mindset again, then look in the mirror and determine to have a great night tonight... It is possible to change our thoughts about ourselves and others from positive to negative, and the first step is to recognise when you do it and from there start to change it. Even if it is only one thought each day to start with - it is a start. Positivity spreads outwards, so spread a little of yours every day and if you see me in the street – smile!!

The alarm goes off and disturbs you from your blissful slumber. Your first thought is “ugh” and the rest of the day follows the same way – it seems to be one 'ugh' moment after another and you can't wait for the day to end.....

opened our eyes, and went to go 'ugh' we caught ourselves and decided not to and said “yay” instead? We do have the power within ourselves, it takes a little effort at first but then after a while it is easier.

OR Your alarm wakes you up, now your first thought is “YAY – it's going to be a great day!”. And it is. I know the second scenario rarely happens for most of us – but what if it did? What if we made an effort for it to be like that? If when we

Why should we do this though? Why not go through our day being miserable and unhappy and wishing the day to end? Do I really need to answer that? Does anyone really want to spend their day not happy? Let's pretend (and make it reality) that we have got ourselves over the first hurdle, of getting out of bed on the right side. We drive to work, some idiot cuts us up. In the car park, there are no spaces undercover so we have to walk a long way to the office. Then in the office you turn on your computer- ARGH......... emails galore to get through, how are you ever going to get through them and do the huge pile of work in your in-tray. Your good mood is ruined. Or does it have to be? What if when that car cut you up you decided to wish the driver a great day? In the car park you viewed the walk as exercise and time in the fresh air as invigoration to start the day? Your inbox is full? Great it means you do your job well and you are in demand.... The week is done – you remained positive more than usual, it's friday night and you're getting ready to go out. Open the wardrobe to chose a fab outfit, try your favourite on and feel

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Euro Rises Most in 8 Weeks as Draghi Says Euro Economy to Stabilize Market Commentary 7th March The euro strengthened the most in eight weeks against the dollar after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said data suggest the region’s economy will stabilize this year. ECB policy makers refrained from cutting their benchmark interest rate at a meeting today and Spanish borrowing costs declined at a bond auction. The pound rose against the dollar after the Bank of England left its assetpurchase program unchanged. The euro rose 0.9 percent to $1.3080 at 9:30 a.m. in New York time after gaining as much as 1 percent, the most since Jan. 10, when the ECB also held a policy meeting. The ECB kept its benchmark rate at a record low of 0.75 percent. “Later in 2013 economic activity should gradually recover, supported by a strengthening global backdrop and our accommodative monetary policy stance,” Draghi said at a press conference in Frankfurt after the decision was announced. The euro’s exchange rate is in line with longterm averages and is not a policy target, he said. The single currency strengthened in earlier trading after Spain sold 5.03 billion euros of bonds, surpassing its target of 5 billion euros. The Madrid-based Treasury auctioned 10-year securities at an average yield of 4.917 percent, down from 5.20 percent at the previous sale on Feb. 21. The pound rose from a 2 1/2-year low against the dollar as the Bank of England refrained from adding to stimulus efforts that tend to debase the currency after a meeting of policy makers. U.K. government bonds fell as the central bank’s Monetary Policy Committee said it would keep its so-called quantitative- easing program unchanged at 375 billion pounds. Sterling fell the most in almost two weeks versus the euro as the Bank of England and European Central Bank held interest rates

SPAIN BUSINESS BITES Valencia based banking institute BBVA has pledged 32 million euro of funding to a new social scheme that will allow them to give up to 400 euro per month, for two years, to families who are struggling through the financial crisis and have lost their homes in lawsuits previously filed by the bank. The bank is also working closely at providing funds for programs that offer retraining to those out of work, and are looking to help those most vulnerable with cash, and those with skills to readdress their future.

at record lows. Sterling rose 0.2 percent to $1.5045 at 3:40 p.m. London time after falling to $1.4967, the weakest level since July 2010. The U.K. currency slid for a third day versus the euro, dropping 0.8 percent to 87.07 pence. The pound fell earlier amid speculation policy makers would expand stimulus. The Bank of England has forecast “weak” growth in the near term, and while services growth accelerated in February, manufacturing and construction contracted. Outgoing central bank Governor Mervyn King -- who will be replaced by Canadian Mark Carney in July -- and policy makers Paul Fisher and David Miles were defeated in a push for more stimulus at last month’s meeting of the MPC, minutes of the gathering published on Feb. 20 show. A U.K. Treasury spokesman said a Financial Times report saying Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne is considering giving the central bank more time to bring inflation back to its 2 percent target was no more than a reflection of the public debate. Osborne will consider the Bank of England’s 2 percent inflation target, it said. Information provided by Currencies Direct, leading providers of foreign exchange. Call to find out how we can help you get the best rates and save your transfer fees. Contact the La Zenia office on +34 965 994 830 or email costablanca@currenciesdirect.com. The contents of this report are for information purposes only. It is not intended as a recommendation to trade or a solicitation for funds. Currencies Direct cannot be held responsible for any loss or damages arising from any action taken following consideration of this information.

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Spanish electrical retailer Saturn, owned by the Metro Group, has confirmed the closure of all branches of their chain in Spain, in order to focus their attention on the Media Markt outlets. A umber of Saturn stores have already been rebranded as Media Markt in the Canary Islands, others will close permanently. The company hopes to end 2013 with a total of 71 Media Markt branded stores. Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona has released its 2012 operating figures, reporting a net profit of 508 million euro, representing an increase of 7% over the previous year. Sales also rose by 7%, bringing in over 19 billion euro. The company president, Juan Roig, said he was “very satisfied”, and praised the hard work of everybody involved. Electrical retailer Worten has announced an appliance recycling scheme, whereas shoppers can return electrical goods to them, working or not, and be given a price from the store as part of their “repurchases” scheme, which would then be converted into vouchers to spend on new items from them. An example price given by the company in a press conference showed that consumers could earn 150 euro for their old iPhone 4 16GB, 130 euro for a Samsung Galaxy SII or 110 euro for 16GB Ipad 1, on the assumption they were in full working order of course.

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Cabo Roig will be brought to life on the 17th march with green white and gold. Four kilometres of buntings will make Cabo Roig colourful for St Patricks and the greenest place in Spain. This is going to be the biggest parade in Spain with bands, floats, Irish dancers and many other dance groups, plus entertainers of all nationalities. There will also be a few surprises on the day, a number taking part in the parade itself. Along with Eamonn O’Hare, who will be parade Grand Marshall, he will be joined by Christy Heffernan and Jim Sheridan, all greats in their own sports and joining them will be Paudge Connolly, a former member of the Irish Parliament, a present councillor of Monahan co and a substitute candidate for the European Parliament, together with John Burke, ex Commandant of the Irish Army. We also hope to have other guests on the day, a few of whom are still to confirm. We are also hoping that all the councillors from the Orihuela region will be attending along with the mayor of Orihuela and mayors from other regions. We want to make this parade one for everybody to enjoy. A special word of thanks must go to all the fundraisers for without them this parade would not take place and to all the business in Cabo Roig that help to fund the parade. Look out for the bars and restaurants with the green buntings these are the people that supported us and now need your support in return. The parade will start at 3.30 at the back of the strip at Aldeas de Aguamarina. It will continue up as far as the medical centre and down the front of the strip. It will be led by St Patrick himself. The parade will be extremely energetic and colourful and a joy for everybody to watch. There will be bouncy castles, face painting and a few cartoon characters for the younger generation and may be a few gifts also. This year

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we had speakers on all local radio stations in Ireland who have been promoting the parade over the past few weeks and with Irish tv showing the parade for the first time it will put Cabo Roig and the Orihuela Costa firmly on the map. This week will see a massive volume of people travelling to the Orihuela Costa for the parade with the air line company’s putting on extra flights. This shows that the hard work by the residents and business has paid of which will in turn help the Orihuela Costa. Finally our thanks to the town hall and the police of Orihuela Costa for their help and support in making this year’s St Patricks day Parade the best parade outside of Ireland. We hope that you all enjoy yourselves on Sunday.


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THE PIPES AND DRUMS PREPARE FOR ST PATRICK

As you can see from the article by Brian Kiernan across the page the St Patrick’s Day parade at Cabo Roig is planned to be a bigger than ever event this year, with co-operation

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from local traders, the Orihuela Costa town hall, and many local organisations. But did you know that the parade will be led by the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums band who will escort St Patrick along the planned route, as they did last year. There will be lots of Irish music, of course, and the Torrevieja Pipes and Drums will certainly play their part, as they are busy practising more Irish songs to include in their programme. A special tune called ‘St Patrick’s Day’ and an old favourite, ‘Back to Donegal’, will be amongst them. The band members are very much looking forward to this spectacle, which brings together many local people of different nationalities, as well as the many visitors who are expected from overseas. The Torrevieja Pipes and Drums perform at many charity events, and are available for private functions. New members are always welcome. For further information, please contact Barry on 966 71 2076

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LEADER LETTERS Dear Editor, Absolutely great to see the Leader letters page back. Always looked forward to my weekly ‘fix’ and was disappointed when you pulled it a year or so ago. Delighted it is now back and it will complement my Monday mornings once again even before your cryptic crossword. I just hope the page is supported by your readers. Thanks Again Shirley Wentworth Torrevieja Morning Shirley, Im delighted to say that I have had a ‘super response’ to the decision to re-instate our ‘letters page’. If I continue to receive the same amount of correspondence in future weeks that I have received in the last few days I might even have to double up! ED.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Dear Editor, I am sending you this email in the hope you will warn your readers of a problem which happened to my within the last 3 months. I booked return flights from Spain to the UK using Ryanair and took out travel insurance as my wife was having a back operation. Total cost paid was euro 197-56 including insurance. We were due to travel out on the 10th Jan 2013 and return on 31st Jan 2013. On the 29th Dec 2012 my back went and I notified Ryanair that we would not be able to travel. After sometime I had email to say I had to make a claim on the insurance. I sent several letters and emails over this matter but felt there was a delaying tactic being used by the company handling the claim (oneclaimonline.com). The company took approx 3/5 days to reply to my emails and even though I had sent them details of my doctor’s appointments, including the courses of injections, they would not take any notice of my paperwork, which was all stamped from the doctor concerned, but wanted their own 5 page documentation completed at my cost. Eventually I had a reply to say that I would get back 70€. With the cost of postage already sent, plus insurance, and the cost for medical insurance documents, not refundable, it was not worth following up any further as I also had to get ‘no show’ letters from Ryanair (Refundable). The strange thing was when I sent this email through, the company responded in 1 hour. The lady

handling my case did email to say she agreed with my comments about delaying tactics but she had to work within the Insurance company’s guidelines and procedures. I believe it is misleading insurance cover as I believed I would be covering the full cost of the money paid, and the company concerned, UK General Insurance, has a policy of deliberately delaying replies to claims in the hope you will give up like I did in the end. Taking out insurance is meant to give you peace of mind but since booking with Ryanair and their company I have had nothing but stress. Doctors also treated me for stress related problems. My wife and I are pensioners and I have complained also to the Insurance Ombudsman as well. I have emails and letters to prove all I have stated should you need it. I hope you will pass on this warning as it was a complete waste of money to take out this insurance thinking you were covering yourself. We should be able to have faith in the companies that take our money. John Miles By Email

QUESTIONS FOR MARTINA Dear Leader, I read with interest your article about the Orihuela Costa´s new councilor finally getting on with fixing the town hall at Playa Flamenca, but I have two questions for her. Firstly, why did it take so long and what stopped the previous councilors getting this work done if she managed it in just a few weeks of being in the job? Secondly, does this mean that the councilor will finally be able to sort out the mess in the streets with the garden waste piled sky high for weeks on end and the rubbish left behind in the street? It´s great that things are being done, but I do hope she´s not just going to sort out her own office and will sort out the mess that we have to live in. Steve Townsend Hi Steve, You might be interested to note that Martina Scheurer will be on Exite Radio with Mark Nolan, every Thursday at 10, so we will put your questions to her this week. ED.

SALE OF STAGE PROPS Dear Readers, The Gilbert and Sullivan Society are having a GRAND SALE OF THEATRICAL EFFECTS of special interest to Drama and

Theatre Companies, Musical Groups, Fancy Dress Suppliers and individual party-goers on Sunday 17 March at Casa Ventura, San Luis. Torrevieja. Doors open at 11.30 am. There will be many items of scenery , stage props, period and character costumes. No reasonable offers refused. If you require more detailed information, please phone Sue Woodward Prior on 966 78 4108. All proceeds go to the Alzheimers Association.

belief as a crucifix is mine. I say Happy Easter to one and all including non-Christians. It is a time of peace and goodwill to all but please don’t let it be onesided. I know that Christians are supposed to turn the other cheek and all that but we are not to be used as a door mat. It’s about time we Christians stood up to be counted. So come on ‘they’, let us know who you are so us Christians can reverse some of the damage you have done.

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Dear Sir, I really appreciate the Zenia Boulevard as it provides something for everyone. However as a La Zenia holidaymaker may I make the following requests? Why are there no speed bumps on the two new crossings on Avenida Villamartin. A speed limit sign was erected last week but you still have to take your life in your hands when you use either of these two crossings. Also on approaching Zenia Boulevard from La Zenia there is no crossing and you again have to take your life in your hands to cross the road into the shopping area. So come on Orihuela Costa lets have some action on these public safety issues.

Dear Editor, Reference your article "Health department admits errors in payments ," it would appear from the last paragraph that expats have to apply for their rebate whereas the Spanish receive theirs automatically. The problem being that the Spanish authorities have no knowledge of our annual income, in our case the UK state pension transferred to our Spanish bank converted from pounds to euros in 13 instalments during the UK fiscal year. In the 12 years we have lived here the only times we have been asked for proof of our annual income is when we have opened a store account or had an HP agreement, then only proof of the latest 4 weekly pension payment is required . Are the authorities aware that market forces determine the amount of pension in euros we receive every 4 weeks and since 2007 there has been a drop in our income caused by the world banking crisis. When I first read about Rahoy´s decision to charge for NHS medical prescriptions I decided to calculate our annual incomes ,most of the groundwork being carried out whilst my wife was having physio sessions at a local clinic. I calculated our joint incomes from data given by our CAN & Santander 4 weekly pension statements in euros since the inception of the euro in 2003. There was no problem with the 18,000 euro limit to qualify for only paying 10 % of the cost of each prescription, in fact our joint income was less than 18000 euros. The prescription payment scheme on a provincial basis will help to pay off the large debts owed to the pharmaceutical suppliers and in our case we have only exceed the monthly 8 euro amount to qualify for a rebate once, a small price to pay for the excellent service we have received from the Spanish NHS in the 12 years we have live in

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STAND UP, CHRISTIANS I am a Christian and would like to know if there is anyone that can tell me who ‘They’ are. They tell us that the UK is no longer a Christian country. They tell us from time to time that we must not wear a Christian symbol such as a crucifix in case we upset someone from another religion. They tell us we must not display signs that say ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Easter’ again in case of upsetting other religions. They have removed ‘Christian’ names on all forms in favour of ‘Forename’ or First Name’. Well I say enough is enough and I say this to ‘They’. I was born in this great Christian country of ours and we are a Christian country with other religions living with us. Why shouldn’t I wear my crucifix wherever and whenever I want. Do I object to a Sikh wearing his turban or a Muslim woman wearing a burqa. No I don’t and it doesn’t upset me. Are they asked not to wear them? It is a symbol of their

Spain. During this time my wife had 4 operations and I have had many tests and X rays and need 5 tablets a day to survive "old age" health conditions. I spent 25 years of my working life in Quality Control using statistics most days, I could not resist turning the pension data into graphs and histograms which revealed the effects on the exchange rate of our pensions. Until 2007 the exchange rate remained steady and we felt the benefit of the annual increase each April but in August 2007 the pound began to fall against the Euro and by March 2009 after a double dip recession we had lost 274 euros of our monthly pension, 26%. I have used pounds rather than percentages in my graphs for dramatic effect. In March 2009 George Brown and Mervyn King introduced quantitative easing and the recovery began but at the expense of pension investment funds and future generations to pay back. The UK General Election of 2010 in which we voted continued a slow recovery and by August 2013 our pension was back to the peak in August 2007. Unfortunately since then, with the UK loss of AAA rating, it has begun to fall again. Are we in for a triple recession? Since 2007 we have lost the benefit of our annual pension rise in April but although I could reveal how much this has lost us from my graphs, it’s better not to know. Will Medicallink, who are negotiating with the Spanish authorities, make them understand the problems with asking expats to reveal their state pension, with the variables involved over exchange rate fluctuation, after the ease of obtaining pension statements from the Spanish citizens. At the time that Rajoy announced the part payment on medical prescriptions we heard on the media that the British Ambassador had objected on our behalf but to no avail. There was no news on the UK governments view of this change, did they not want to get involved with the Spanish Government on this issue in case they demanded a bigger contribution from the UK for expats healthcare ? Philip Humberstone, Santaigo de la Ribera Contributors should limit their letters to 300 words. Views expressed in the letters are not necessarily those of The ‘Leader’ Newspaper or its associates.

Thought of the Week ‘Faith makes all things possible, love makes all things worthwhile’

Roman Catholic Masses Orihuela Costa. Parroquia de Cristo Resucitado. Ecumenical Temple: Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament Thursday 18.15, Stations of the cross during Lent friday 18.15. Mass: Monday - Friday 7.00 pm, Sunday 11.00 am. Chapels: La Zenia mass Sunday 9.30am, Cabo Roig mass Saturday 6.00pm, Campoamor mass Saturday 7.00 pm and Sunday 1.00 pm. Confessions: Half an hour before each mass. Enquiries: Telephone: 966 733 093. Parish Priest: Don Joaquin Carlos Carlos. Weddings, Baptisms and any other business, by arrangement in the parish office, Wednesdays 5pm to 6.30pm and any urgent enquiries can be made to Maggi Bray on 966 730 158.

PILAR DE LA HORADADA Pilar Christian Community Church - Calle Canalejas 3. Pilar de la Horadada. Sunday Service at 11am, and Thursday at 5pm for Bible study and Prayer. Home groups meet during the week. All welcome from any church background or none. For further information contact PilarChristian.CommunityChurch@ gmail.com or contact Reverend Eddie on 966769300 or 650509606. Reg No:2009-SG/A Good Friday Service at 11 am. at the Church Easter Sunday 11 am. will include a Drama message, please join us.

QUESADA Spiritual Awareness Society of Quesada, meet at NEW PREMISES The Dojo, off Avenida las Naciones 11, (behind Clapton´s Bar), Quesada. Sunday, 11.30 a.m. and Tuesday 7.30 p.m. For more information contact Wendy on 965 32 3028. Website is: www.spiritualistchurchquesada.com

TORREVIEJA La Siesta Evangelical Church is an ecumenical English speaking congregation of Baptist, Methodist, United Reform, Church of Scotland, Presbyterian Church in Ireland, etc. We share the Church building at La Siesta, Torrevieja with three other denominations, holding services on the second, fourth and fifth (where applicable) Sundays of the month at 11:00 a.m. Our Church belongs to the Iglesia Evangelica Espanola or Spanish Evangelical Church. Our ministers are Rev. Steve Campbell and Keith Brown. For further info contact 96 670 0131 or visit our site www.lasiestaevangelicalchurch.org Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF). Torrevieja Christian Fellowship (TCF). A warm and genuine welcome awaits you at TCF. TCF is a multi-national English speaking church located on Avenida de las Cortes Valencianas 68, Torrevieja (between Iceland and the Needle). Worship Celebration on Sundays at 10:30am - including Communion and Creche/Sunday School. Bible Study/Prayer Meeting on Wednesdays at 6.00 pm. Telephone 966 70 0391 / 650 336 113. Website www.tcf-spain.org


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LOS ALTOS. Detached property, comfortably furnished. Located in a quiet street. Easy walking distance to local supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. Property consists of 3 beds and 2 bathrooms, plus a further 2 bedrooms, bathroom and lounge area in the underbuild. 725 euro per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (89686) LO CRISPIN large 3 bed 2 bath quad house, sat TV, good sized separate kitchen with storage off and exterior patio. Communal pool 495 eur inc. bills. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553 (89712) PLAYA FLAMENCA 2 Bed, 1 bath 1st floor apartment with English TV. Walking distance to Carrefour supermarket and, the commercial centres of Playa Flamenca, La Mosca and the Citrus centre. 350 euro per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553. (89770) PILAR DE LA HORADADA. 2 Bed 2 bath townhouse in quiet cul-de-sac location. Modern, comfortable furnishings, English TV, communal pool, short walk to town 425 eur inc. bills. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553. (89769) FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA Good sized 2 bed 1 bath apartment ideal for long term living. Door to hallway has 2nd bedroom leading off. Good sized separate kitchen which is fully equipped and has galleria leading off. Lounge diner has patio doors with a good sized balcony. Archway from lounge leads to full bathroom with external window and spacious master bedroom with large window providing plenty of natural light. English TV, communal pool. 375 Euros per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (88757) Long Let - 2 Bedroom Apt, ENG TV, New A/C, Com Pool, South Facing, Quiet Urb, Close To All Amenities, Las Mimosas - Tel 965319124 - 400Euros Per Month ICLUSIVE (69106) We Need Your Help! Rental Properties Urgently Required, All Areas, Clients Waiting, Please Call 663 804 325 (96310)

Property for Sale This brand new 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Penthouse apartment is within walking distance to the lovely town of San Miguel de las Salinas. It has a private solarium with fantastic views. Communal pool area. Call 968 971 860. (91777) Key Ready 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment situated in the busy town of Los Montesinos and is

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within easy access of the many amenities.With lovely views across the Salt Lakes and the sea. These properties have been reduced considerably and are priced to sell at 82,950 euros Call 968 971 860 (91778) Semi - Detached Townhouse in the sought after Amapolas 1V development. Fully furnished, air con and the property is only a 1000 metre walk from the beach and of La Zenia’s amenitiies. This is a perfect house for holiday home and has great rental potential. 118,950 euros Please call 968 971 860. (91767) 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse, furnished with air con. In the much sought after Zenia Golf II, which is within walking distance to all of La Zenia amenities and a short walk to the beach.149,950 euros For further information on this property please call 968 971 860. (91768) 3 Bed ,2 bath semi-detached townhouse in the heart of La Zenia. Only 1000 metres to the beach. Fully furnished with air con. Within immediate walking distance to the many amenities offered in La Zenia. These properties are much sought after and offer excellent rental potential 179,950 euros Call 968 971 860 (91773) 2 / 3 Bed Townhouse in the centre of la Zenia, close to the amenities and a short walk to the beach. Fully furnished with air con. Excellent rental potential due to its location.184,950 euros Please call 968 971 860 (91774) Brand new 2 Bed, 1 Bath first floor apartment is situated in San Miguel de las Salinas. Within walking distance to the town and has fantastic views.These properties are priced to sell 82,500 euros for more information contact 968 971 860 (91776) 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom Marbella Bungalow, situated in the San Jose development in Cabo Roig. Excellent links to the n332, the AP7 motorway and close to all amenities. The property is furnished, alarmed and includes Air/Con and Sat TV. 95,500 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (91819) Two Bedroom, one bathroom duplex apartment with patio and off road parking. Fully furnished, SAT TV and air con throughout. The property is within walking distance to all amenities and the beach. 114,950 euros Call 968 971 860 for more information (91820) This 2 Bedroom, 2 Bathroom Quad House is situated in La Zenia, only walking distance to the beach and all of the many local amenities. 118,500 euros Call 968 971 860 (91788) 4 bed, 4 bath (2 en-suite) fully renovated Finca set on a plot of 22,000m2 with 200m2 living space. If you buy this property for the full asking price, the owner will give an extra 10,000m2 plot of land for FREE!!! Fully furnished with air con throughout. 8 x 4 swimming pool. For more information on this outstanding property 325,000 euros please call 667 592 467. (91800) REDUCED - Beautiful south facing detached 6 bed, 4 bath villa on a 600m2 plot. In a nice, quiet

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location only a minute drive to the lovely Spanish town of San Miguel de las Salinas. Fully furnished to a high standard, air con throughout. Private pool with outside bar area. Reduced to 399,999 euros. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860 (91793) Situated in the heart of La Zenia is this 2 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom 2nd floor apartment, with sea views and only 1000 metres from the beach and walking distance to the many amenities. This is a great holiday home with existing rental client bookings. 84,500 euros Please call 667 592 467 (91738) This 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom second floor apartment comes fully furnished and includes Satellite TV. With Sea views from the balcony. The property comes with existing rental clients. Situated in the heart of La Zenia and only 1000 metres to the beach. 84,500 euros Please call 667 592 467 (91756) Brand new 3 Bed, 2 Bath Penthouse Apartment in the bustling town of Los Montesinos. With magnificent panoramic views over the salt lakes. Private roof top solarium and optional underground parking .89,950 euros Call 667 592 467 for more information (91779) 2 Bed, 1 bath Marbella Bungalow in immaculate condition. Fully furnished with Air Con. The property is within walking distance to Cabo Roig Strip and the beaches.129,950 euros Call 667 592 467. (91734) KEY-READY FRONT LINE GOLF PENTOUSE APARTMENT with magnificent views of the golf course. This property is surrounded by many other top class golf courses all within a 10 minute radius. A 10,000 euro deposit plus legal fees secures this property with a guaranteed 90 per cent mortgage subject to status.112,500 euros For more information call 968 971 860. (91801) REDUCED from 92,000 Now Only 79,950 euro. 2 bedroom 1 bathroom top floor apartment with large private roof solarium good views, lovely communal pool/gardens. Great location,

only 15mins walk to Cabo Roig beach and few mins to all of the amenities of Cabo Roig strip. Telephone (0034) 634 190 152. (03723) 2 Bed, 1 Bath top floor apartment. Fully furnished with a separate kitchen. Stairway to a large private roof solarium with sea views. Located in the popular Cabo Roig area with access to La Zenia which is perfect for full time living or holiday rental. Communal pool with a garden area. Close to all amenities. EUR 77,950 Tel 968 971 860 or 667 952 467 (100823) Three / Four bedroom Quad house in El Galan with lovely sea views. In a quiet location. The property comes fully furnished.124,500 euros For more information on this property call 968 971 860 (91826) Two Bed, one bath ground floor apartment only 1200 metres from the beach and marina and five minutes walk to the centre of Torrevieja. This property comes furnished. 55,000 euros. For more information please call 968 971 860. (91829) 2 bed,1 bath Marbella bungalow. A great example of this very popular type bungalow. Fully furnished with air con. Perfect location for all amenities and just a short walk to the beach. 97,500 euros For further information on this property please call 968 971 860. (91721) 4 Bed 2 Bath detached Villa,fully furnished includes A/con and Sat T.V.On a 320m2 plot includes a lovely private pool.In a nice quiet location and walking distance to Los Alcazares and La Serena Golf. A great price viewing is highly recommended. 234,500 eur. call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100829) Beautiful Villa set on a large plot in the countryside of Hondon Las Nieves.The property comes fully furnished and includes A/Con and Sat T.V.There is a beautiful pool area with a barbecue and also private bar.The local village is only two minutes away in the car for all amenities. 199,000 eur. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100830) LA MANGA - Immaculate 2 bed, 2 bath apartment fully furnished. Close to beaches and Veneziola Golf. 2nd floor. Reduced for quick sale 125,500 Euro. Tel 626 253 569 (90187) Situated in The Dream Hills 11 area of Los Altos is this beautifully kept and maintained two bed, two bath ground floor apartment/duplex. Centrally heated, SAT TV, furnished to a very high standard. Priced to sell, viewing is a must. 84,950euros. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860. (91920)

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Three Bed and two bath and overlooking Las Ramblas and Campoamor Golf Courses, fantastic views over the bay.75m2 balcony with stunning views, and beautiful communal pool and garden area. Within easy access of the La Fuente Commercial Centre and nearby Mercadona. 195,000 euros. Call 667 592 467 (91907) South facing three Bed, 2 Bath Quad house situated in Playa Flamenca near to all of the amenities. Open lounge area with American style kitchen. Part furnished. Lovely communal pool area. 134,000 Euro call 667 592 467 (91905) Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa, fully furnished to a very high standard. Brand new fitted kitchen, air con throughout and lovely private pool area.Really must be seen. Only 5kms to the heart of San Miguel Town. 164,500 euros. Call 667 592 467 (91896) Two Bed, two bath townhouse in the heart of la Zenia. Perfect location for all the amenities and lovely beaches. These are much sought after properties .Must be seen. 149,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 (91885) Situated in Los Altos is this lovely three bed, two bath Townhouse with sea views. A newly fitted kitchen and open lounge. Air con and communal Pool area 92,500 Euro. Call 667 592 467 (91882) Three bed, two bath town house in lovely quiet location but only 600 metres to La Zenia beach. Stunning views of La Zenia bay. Fully furnished with SAT TV, off road parking and communal pool. 149,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 for details. (91877) A lovely two bed, one bath Duplex apartment in the popular Entre Naranjos Golf development. This is in immaculate condition, furnished to a very good standard and priced to sell. 67,500 euros call 968 971 860. (91863) This outstanding detached property in Quesada with it’s own privet pool and beautiful surroundings. On the market for 249,500 Euros with 3 Beds and 3 Bathrooms is one of the best buys you will find. Tel 968 97 1860 (101566) This semi-detached property in Dream Hills with beautiful views is a well worth buy! Currently on the market for 107,500 Euros. It has 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and is conveniently located for all local amenities, including the Torrevieja Hospital, bars, restaurants, and schools. It also has a large underbuild which can be used for storage. This property is priced to sell! For further details, please call 96 897 1860. (101567)

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This 4 Bedroom 3 Bathroom finca on 10.000 m2 plot of land is partly finished. This property is 90percent completed with 15 rooms and a huge extension. Fantastic opportunity to buy this property for investment purposes. The structured property has been complete but it requires a mall investment to finish. Tel 968971860 (101562) This classic bungalow, 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom huge terrace and very spacious rooms and bedrooms is a BARGAIN. On the market at only 167,500Euros. Defiantly worth a viewing! Tel 968971860 (101564) This spacious ground floor apartment, 2 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms with fully fitted new kitchen is on the market for 112,500. For more information Tel 968971860 (101565) A very spacious 3 bed 2 bath apartment in Pilar. The property boasts balconies and a fantastic solarium with sea views. This is an apartment to be viewed. In addition it has an underground car parking space with lockable storage area. 72,500 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101557) Fabulous detached property on the market for 192,500Euros with 3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms sea views and very spacious rooms. BARGAIN! Tel 968971860 (101558) This beautiful semi detached property with 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom and very spacious bedrooms is on the market for 56,500 Euros! Great for a holiday home in the sun. Tel 968971860 (101559) Three bed Two bath detached villa, frontline golf property on the much sought after Las Ramblas development.Fully furnished and includes a/con throughout. A beautiful property with stunning private pool area overlooking the golf course.This has just been reduced dramatically. 445,000 eur call 968 971 860 (100827) Ground floor corner apartment situated in the popular area of Pau 8 close to Villamartin golf course and Plaza. The property has 2 beds, 2 baths, master bedroom en-suite.large spacious living area with patio doors opening onto a private balcony which looks over the communal pool and gardens.lovely gated community close to all amenities. 89,950 eur call 968 971 860 / 66 592 467 (100825) 3 bed, 3 bath detached townhouse, one in Amapolas 4. Key ready with fitted kitchen and preinstalled A/C. Underground parking, lovely communal pool area. In the heart of La Zenia, close to all amenities and the beach. EUR 134,500. Tel.: 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (100811)


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Brand new magnificent 4 bed, 5 bath Detached Villa, situated in the much sought after Beach side Cabo Roig. The property is key ready, 50m2 lounge area, large private pool and stunning sea views from the roof solarium. Excellent investment opportunity because of the location and price due to the current economy. 720,000 eur call 968 971 860 / 667 592 467 (100826) A modern and spacious townhouse in the beautiful and historic village of Jacarilla. The townhouse has 3 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and a modern lounge. The villa has a bright yet spacious kitchen with plenty of storage space. To be sold unfurnished. 109,950 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101552) A beautiful and well presented fully furnished, townhouse situated in El Chaparral. Close to all amenities and facilities. 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom with a fully equipped kitchen. The sun can be enjoyed from your very own sun trap garden and an upstairs solarium provides and additional sun and storage area. 69,500 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101553) A large Emerald Isle semi detached property which also has the benefit of 2 beautiful conservatories. The property boasts 2 beds and 2 baths, lounge, kitchen and an integral garage which also acts as a great storage area. There is also a large solarium area which has sea views and benefits from the morning sun. Well worth viewing. 109,500 Euros. CALL 968 971 860 (101554) South facing top floor duplex 3 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Air/con Sat TV fully furnished communal pool in gated community at the heart of La Zenia. Close to all amenities, beach, shopping center. A great example of a property of this kind. 85,950 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101555) A 1 bedroom 1 bath lakeside semi detached house in the heart of San Luis. An opportunity to have a house in the sun which is close to all the amenities and close proximity to the famous Salt lakes which are renowned for their health benefits. This property has the potential to build 2 additional large bedrooms on the upper floor. 57,950 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101556) This beautiful and spacious 3 bed 2 bath bungalow has recently become available. It is situated on the outskirts of Los Montesinos in a quaint Spanish village of La Herrada. Communal Pool and garden area. To be sold fully furnished. 112,500 Euros CALL 968 971 860 (101551) 2/3 bed, 2 bath townhouse. In immmaculate condition with walk-in wardrobe, A/C, Sat TV, wood burner in the lounge. Walking distance to La Fuente CC, Mercadona and to the two golf courses. EUR 105.750. Tel.. 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (100820) 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse in the golden Zenia development. Fully furnished in lovely condition. Sat TV, internet and telephone. Walking distance to all of La Zenias amenities and the beach. Lovely communal pool. EUR 124.950. Tel 968 971 860 or 637 227 385. (100822)

This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath semi-detached villa is situated in a private gated community in the heart of the very popular La Zenia urbinasation. The villa has the use of a communal pool and private parking. This secure area is a 15 minute walk away from the golden sands of La Zenia and is close to all the amenities in the area including the recently opened shopping boulevard. (101537) Beautiful 4 bed, 3 bath property located near to the prestigious Villamartin Golf Course and Plaza. Built and furnished to a very high standard. South-facing garden which enjoys all day sunshine. Less than 5 minutes from the sandy beaches of La Zenia and Campoamor. For further details, please call 96 897 1860. (101533) This beautiful Detached Bungalow has 3 spacious bedrooms and 3 spacious bathrooms. Contains central heating, acclimatisation, pool, garage and also is private gated in the urbanization near San Miguel. For further details, please call 96 897 1860 (101534) These frontline 1,2 and 3 Bedroom apartments start from 106,000 euros, finished to a very high standard with all modern appliances.Incredible views across the beautiful Mar Menor and only 30 metres from the beach.These properties are only a short walk into the heart of Los Alcazares an old style Spanish seaside town.Within minutes of several top quality golf courses.call 968 971 860 for more information of this fantastic opportunity to purchase front line!!! (100861) 3 Bed 2 Bath Detached villa on 300m2 private plot.Fully furnished with Salt lake and sea views from the large roof solarium and includes, A/Con,Sat T.V and open fire.Large private pool,in a lovely gated community and near to all amenities.185,000 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101131) This 2 bed 2 bath ground floor duplex in lovely condition , furnished, A/Con Sat T.V. On a very large corner plot and has beautiful established gardens and includes a Hot tub. This is one of the nicest apartments in the area.126,500 euros call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101132) This established Sports Bar comes fully complete with all stock,fixtures and fittings.It has a rolling Lease with Rent priced for Summer and Winter trade.It can do 140 covers inside and out and has 2 pool tables and is also a member of the local Darts League.The bar is in lovely condition and the terraces are all South facing for all day sunshine. 105,000 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 468 (101133) 3 Bed 2 Bath detached villa is key ready on its own private plot. Within walking distance of Los Montesinos town and all its amenities.These properties used to start from 215,000 euros.The interior build size is 100 m2 and most plots are around 200m2. 125,000 euros call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101134) 2 Bed 1 Bath Top floor Duplex, furnished and includes Sat T.V.In a gated community and only walking distance to all amenities.In good condition and priced

Monday, 11th March, 2013 for a quick sale. 53,000 Euros Tel 968 971 860 (101135) 3 Bed, 2 Bath town House situated in the delightful village of Avileses, Murcia. Built to the highest specification and on a small development of only 26 houses with its own community pool and bar area. Close to a selection of top class Golf courses, San Javier airport and the beautiful Mar Menor beaches. With front Terrace, rear courtyard, front balcony and roof solarium. Lounge Diner with feature wall and separate kitchen. Main bedroom with en-suite and built in wardrobes. 109,950 euros call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101137) Two bed, one bath bungalow. South-facing. The property is walking distance to the town and all its amenities. Fully furnished, sat TV, air con, in very good condition and is priced to sell. Tel 96 897 1860 for details. (101153) Two bed, one bath top floor duplex with solarium. Fully furnished, sat TV, close to all amenities. Located in a private, secure, sought after, gated community with a lovely communal pool area. South facing, priced for a quick sale. Tel.: 96 897 1860. (101155) Two bed, one bath South facing duplex in Playa Flamenca. The property comes fully furnished and has off-road parking. It is located within easy reach of all local amenities. Tel 96 897 1860 (101156) 3 bed, 2 bath spacious detached villa on a private 380 sqm plot. Furnished to a high standard and includes air con and Sat TV. It has a beautiful, secluded leisure area with an 8 x 4 swimming pool. Easy access to all local amenities and four championship golf courses. 185,950euros. Tel.96 897 1860. (101157) Spacious three bed, two bath townhouse on a secure, sought after front-line beach urbanisation. Fully furnished and includes air con, sat TV, and underground parking. Beautiful communal pool area and only a short walk to Cabo Roig beach and amenities. Fantastic views of the Med, La Manga, and Cabo Roig marina. Tel.: 96 897 1860. (101158) Two bed, one bath first floor apartment in La Zenia. Fully furnished, sat TV, off-road parking, and beautiful views of the communal pool and the Med. The property is in a perfect location for walking to the beach and the new La Zenia Boulevard shopping precinct. Tel 96 897 1860. (101159) Detached Villa 3 bed 2 bath on a good sized private plot.Fully furnished with A/con, sat T.V and a log burner.South facing and only a short walk to all local amenities.Sea views from the private roof solarium has use of a beautiful communal pool. 217,500 euros. Call 968 971 860 / 667 592 467 (101163) Ground-floor 2 bed 1 bath corner apartment. The property comes with all brand new furniture and white goods. Within walking distance of all the towns facilities. In a gated community with use of a communal pool. Ideal investment. Priced to sell at 52,950 euros. Call 968 971 860 / 667 592 467 (101166)

Beautiful 2 bed, 1 bath terraced bungalow in Torre de La Horadada. Fully furnished to include Air Con and Sat T.V. Only a short walk to the Mediterranean and the many local amenities that this lovely town has to offer. A lovely property and must be viewed. 125,750 call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101167) 3 Bed, 2 Bath Ground Floor Apartment situated in the popular Villamartin area. Furnished, including A/C Sat TV, Alarm and also an open fire. Beautiful gardens and communal pool area. Just a short walk to the very popular Villamartin Plaza and golf course. 99,950 Euro call 968 971 860 / 667 592 467 (101171) 2 Bed, 1 1/2 bath battenburg style townhouse situated in Bosque de Las Lomas, Villamartin. The property comes furnished with Sat TV. Close to all amenities and use of 2 communal pools, strategically placed between 4 Championship golf courses. Best priced Battenburg in the area. 76,750 euro. Call 968 971 860 / 667 592 467 (101172) This is a corner 2 bed, 1 bath bungalow, with front and rear gardens, and private roof solarium with sea views. Furnished, with Sat TV and open fireplace. In the beautiful Verdemar III community and has access to a lovely communal pool. Close to all amenities. 98,000 euro. Tel 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101475) 2 bed, 1 bath Marbella Bungalow in the heart of Cabo Roig, close to all amenities. Fully furnished with Sat TV and Air/Con. Front garden and private solarium with a sea & pool view. 30 metres from the communal pool. This is one of the best priced bungalows in the area. NOW REDUCED TO 87,750 euros. Tel 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101476) Detached villa 4 bed, 3 bath, balcony and also private roof solarium with sea views. Air/Con and Sat TV, jacuzzi and furnished to a high standard. Sits on a 250 m2 plot and and a 200 m2 build. Close to all amenities, beach and Murcia Airport. A beautiful property - must be seen. 219,750 euro. call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101477) Marbella style bungalow in La Zenia, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, on a large corner plot and in beautiful condition. Air/Con, Sat TV, Furnished, Solarium and very large garden. Communal pool. 104,500 euro Tel 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101482) South facing Top floor Duplex, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom. Air/Con, Sat TV, Furnished, in a gated community in the heart of La Zenia, close to all amenties and the beach. Communal pool, a great example of this kind of property. 106,500 euros. Tel 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101483) South facing quad house, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, in lovely condition. The property includes air/con, Sat TV and cental heating as well as a conservatory, garden, balcony and sea view. Access to a communal pool. Close to all amenities in the heart of Playa Flamenca. 99,950 euros. Tel 968 971 860 (101484) South west facing ground floor apartment, 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom, Sat TV, Air/Con,

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Furnished, garden and country views. Walking distance to all amenties in the small village of Formentera. Access to a communal pool, 56,950 euros. Tel 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101485) This is delightful 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom Quad house is on a quiet avenue in the heart of Dream Hills, close to all amenities. It comes fully-furnished with Air/Con and panel heaters, a conservatory/porch, side garden and solarium. It also has access to 2 communal pools. 94,950Euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101488) This 3 bedroom 2 bathroom house is between the lovely village of San Miguel de Salinas and Torremendo, in a quiet urbanisation. It has a separate kitchen and utility room and A/C as well as a garage and partly-completed underbuilt. There is a front and rear garden and a large solarium with lake and mountain views. 207,950 euros. Tel 96 897 1860 or 667 592 467 (101490) This delightful 2/3 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom Townhouse is end of terrace in the Pueblo Principe area between Campoamor and Blue Lagoon. Close to 3 golf courses and local amenities (a supermarket & La Fuente Commercial Centre). It is fully furnished to a high standard with Sat TV, A/C, Central Heating, open fireplace, 2 closed-in porches and is double-glazed throughout. One of the porches makes the 3rd bedroom. It has a separate kitchen and utility room and sea views from the upper porch. 89,950 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101491) Set on 2,500m2 plot this beautiful finca/villa is in El Moralet, a short drive north of Alicante, and not far from the airport and beaches. Main house consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a large living room with fireplace, plus central heating. Also a private pool, garage, workshop etc. Plus a Guest house of 128m2 with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. 199,500 euros. Call 96 897 1860 or 667 592 467 (101493) Lovely Finca in Sax at the foot of a mountain, just north of Alicante, 3,600m2 plot with a 145m2 build. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, living room with conservatory, utility room, 2 terraces, A/C, well maintained garden (with fruit

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This lovely Finca is on a 10,200m2 plot and in the middle of an olive grove - in Sax, just north of Alicante. There are 3 bedrooms, (the master is ensuite) plus 1 other bathroom. As well as the living and dining room there is a spacious conservatory. Also central heating, plus garage, large garden, pool and storage rooms. The entrance area is paved with a gate at the entrance. 184,750 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101499) This Finca is on a plot of 10001m2 and consists of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 terraces, a kitchen,and dining room, plus a 35m2 living room with a fireplace. The outside area includes a vegetable garden, winery and olive tree grove. This property is in Hondon de Las Nieves, just west of Alicante and is excellent value - 189,500 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101500) This top floor duplex, with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom, is on the edge of Playa Flamenca,so is close to all amenities and the new Shopping Centre. It is fully furnished in light, bright colours and has Sat TV. It is south-west facing with a terrace. There is access to 2 communal pools and amazing sea views from the large solarium. 79,950 euros. Call 968 971 860. (101502) This detatched villa is on a 400m2 plot and the house itself is 275m2. It is in the heart of Blue Lagoon and all its amenities, including an International school are within walking distance. It has 4 bedrooms (3 double 1 single), 2 bathrooms, (2 beds and 1 bath in the self-contained unit, along with a living and dining area, on the top floor). There has a closed in conservatory, C/H, Sat TV, two terraces, an above ground pool, garage, underbuild and utility room. Stunning sea views. 195,000 euros. call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860. (101503) This stunning detached villa has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms (the master bedroom is ensuite with a dressing room area) and is on a 900m2 plot in Torreta Florida, close to all amenities and 20 minutes walk to the beach. It is beautifully furnished, with well maintained grounds with fruit trees, a 8 x 4m pool, shower, BBQ area, summer kitchen, garage, conservatory and porch. Double glazed, alarms, electronic gates, A/C, C/H, granite worktops in kitchen, shed and other outbuildings. 379,950 euros. This property must be seen. Call 968 971860 or 667 592 467 (101504) On the edge of Torremendo village, this lovely Mews Townhouse is in a small gated-community, based around a central courtyard with communal pool. It has 3 beds (1 ensuite), 2.5 baths in total and an underbuild that could be converted into a 4th bedroom, underground parking space. Stunning lake/ rural views from the large solarium, 2 smaller balconies, A/C, Sat TV, semi-furnished. 5 mins drive to San Miguel de Salinas/ Montesinos/ motorway access & 10 mins to any of 5 golf courses/ 15 mins to beach. 89,995 euros. Call 667 592 467 or 96 897 1860. (101507)

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This end of terrace 2 storey semidetatched house is the heart of La Zenia on a lovely gated community with a well maintained pool area. It has 2 beds, 1.5 baths, a kitchen with utility room and a balcony off one of the bedrooms. It has a small front and side garden and an allocated car parking space. It will be sold semi-furnished. This property would make an excellent rental investment. 125,000 euros. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860 (101508) This traditional bungalow is on a quiet lane in the Montezenia area of La Zenia and has 4 double bedrooms, a bathroom, a small, rustic kitchen, living room, a south facing terrace (with storage) and a solarium with sea views. There would be room for a pool in the large area at the front of the property. Low community fees. 182,975 euros. Call 968 971 860 (101510) This charming Marbella Bungalow is in Playa Golf, so is close to amenities and set between the golf courses at Campoamor and the beach. It has access to a really lovely communal pool. It has Sat TV. A/C, lots of additional storage, off-road parking, a front and side garden, a terrace and a solarium with sea views. 92,500 euros. Call 968 971 860 (101512) This south facing detatched Villa is in a quiet community between the traditional Spanish villages of San Miguel de Salinas and Torremendo. It has a private pool and garage, alarm system, an open fire place in the lounge, 3 bedrooms (the master is ensuite), 2 bathrooms in total, panel radiators in all rooms, 2 terraces plus a roof Solarium with lovely lake views. 179,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860. (101513) This beautiful detached property with 4 Bedrooms and 3 Bathrooms, currently on the market for 172,500 Euros with a complete under build. This property is defiantly worth a viewing. Tel 968971860 (101563) This is a lovely ground floor apartment on a large corner plot with covered jacuzzi and BBQ area in the easy maintenance S/W facing garden. 2 bed, 1 bath, utility room, closed-in conservatory/ dining room, on a large, modern complex with communal pool and extensive gardens, security entrance, 10 minutes walk to La Mata beach & close to local amenities. 5 minutes drive from Torrevieja, Sat TV, A/C, furnished. 117,500 euros. Call 968 971 860/667 592 467 (101518) This luxury detatched villa overlooks the Quesada Golf Course so has truly stunning views. It has 4 beds, 3 bathrooms (including a separate guest suite with private terrace in its own turret), several lounge/dining areas, all off a central hallway, spacious kitchen with utility room, plus a closed-in conservatory, porch and several terraces. Jacuzzi and private 8 x 5 m pool. Furnished to a very high standard with many extras and is a Must See property. 465,000 euros. Call 96 897 1860/667 592 467. (101519) This top floor Duplex apartment in the heart of Playa Flamenca is close to all amenities and the new Commercial Centre. It has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, A/C, Sat TV

Monday, 11th March, 2013 and an open kitchen and is being sold furnished. There is a large solarium with sea views, a shaded terrace and front garden. Access to a communal pool. 116,950 euro Call 96 897 1860 or 667 592 467 (101524) This lovely Townhouse has 3 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms and access to a communal pool. It has a large front patio/terrace and roof solarium. It will be sold furnished and has A/C, Sat TV and lots of storage. It is 5 minutes walk to local amenities, is on a bus route and 10 minutes walk to Santiago De Ribera beach and the Mar Menor. Close to San Javier airport. 125,950. euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101525) This first floor apartment is in Aguamarina, close to Cabo Roig beach and all the local amenities, restaurants and bars, with use of communal pool, plus balcony and storage, plus remote access. Sat TV, furnished. 89,750 euros. Tel 667 592 467 or 968 971 860. (101527) Situated in Punta Prima this 3 Bedroom, 2 bathroom Penthouse apartment with sea views. This is in prime location for all amenities and is a short walk to the beach. This very large apartment is in excellent condition and must be seen. 149,950 Euros Call 968 971 860 (91845) 3 bed, 2 Bath detached villa furnished to a very high standard. Over 200m2 with plenty of room for a pool. This immaculate property comes with Air/Con, Sat TV and alarm system. Only 3kms to the Spanish town of San Miguel de Salinas. RECENTLY REDUCED TO 142,500 euros. For more information on this lovely property call 968 971 860. (91846) 2 Bed, 1 1/2 Bath South facing Townhouse. Fully furnished with air con, Wi-fi and SAT TV. Situated in Cabo Roig close to the many amenities and beaches. Recently reduced TO 94,950 euros. Call 968 971 860 for more information (91848) 2 bed, 1 bath Apartment/Duplex situated in the established El Chapparal area of Torrevieja. In excellent condition and is excellent value for money priced to sell at 51,950 euros. Glass curtains on the balcony make an extra room. Call 968 971 860 OR 667 592 467 (91849) 2 Bed, 1 bath Apartment/ Duplex situated in La Zenia. Fully furnished and only a short walk to all of the amenities and beaches.In a much sought after development and this property is in excellent condition. Must be seen. 125,000 euros call 968 971 860 (91854) 2 Bed, 2 Bath Top Floor Duplex/Apartment Situated in the Dream Hills 2 area of Los Altos. Fully furnished. Large solarium with lovely sea views. Short walk to all of the amenities. 110,000 euros call 667 592 467 (91922) Superb 3 Bed, 2 bath semidetached house situated in Playa Flamenca.Furnished to a very high standard, private pool and Hot Tub. Air con throughout, Alarm and SAT TV. This is a lovely house and must be viewed. 191,750 euros Call 667 592 467 (91923)

2 Bed, 2 bath Penthouse Duplex on a corner plot situated in the Dream Hills 2 development. Close to all amenities, furnished to a very good standard, fantastic views from then larger than average roof top solarium and also overlooks the communal pool area. Air-con and SAT TV included. This lovely property is priced to sell. 99,750 Euros Tel 968 971 860 (91928) South facing 2/3 Bed, 2 bath semi detached property is in excellent condition. Fully furnished, Sat TV, off-road parking and nice garden area. Private solarium with views overlooking the beautiful natural countryside. Walking distance to the local amenities. Fantastic price of 94,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860 (91938) This 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Townhouse has been totally renovated throughout to a very high. standard. It is South West facing and also overlooks one of the communal swimming pools.The property is alarmed has A/Con and Sat T.V., it is also fully furnished once again to a high standard.This will be one of the best examples you can find of this type of property.eur 79,950 call 968 971 860 (100860) 3 bed 2 bath detached villa on a nice sized plot and comes with a private pool.The property is in lovely condition and is furnished to a very high standard.It includes A/Con throughout,Sat T.V and internet.Beautiful views of the sea from the private solarium and overlooks a park and orange groves. 232,500 euro call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (101128) Stunning 3bed, 3bath villa, close to Albatera and its amenities. 2 of the large double bedrooms have fitted wardrobes and the master bedroom is en-suite. It’s on a plot of 1,300 sq metres and is surrounded by pomegranate trees. Only 5 min drive to E15 motorway. Alicante/Murcia/beach are 15/20 minutes drive away. The well maintained villa is 130m2 and fully legal with the “Certificate of Habitacion”. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. NOW REDUCED to 210,000 euros. (101127) 3 bed 2 Bath property in immaculate condition, furnished to a very high standard. Walking distance to the new La Zenia shopping centre and all the local amenities. Overlooks the communal pool with lovely sea views from the balcony and roof solarium. A/Con throughout and Sat T.V. 139,500 euros call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101124) 2 bed 2 bath Quad comes fully furnished and includes A/Con and Sat T.V plus off road parking. In excellent condition and only a short walk to all amenities.Use of a communal pool and in a nice quiet location. 106,000 euro call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101122) Penthouse apartment based in the heart of Cabo Roig and comes fully furnished, inc A/Cond,Sat T.V .South facing. Beautiful sea views from the 65m2 roof solarium and balconies. Walking distance to all amenities and the beach. 102,500 euro. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (101121) Penthouse apartment . South facing

www.yourlocalnewspaper.info and comes fully furnished. Walking distance to the beach and all local amenities. Only a short walk into Torrevieja and the Marina. In a gated community and use of a communal pool. For a quick sale 67,250 Euros. Tel 968 971 860 (101141) 3 Bed 2 Bath detached bungalow type villa on a 450m2 plot and has a lovely private pool area.3 double bedrooms, family bathroom and walk in shower room. Fully furnished and includes A/C and Sat .located just outside Pilar Town and only 2 mins from Lo Romero Golf course,beautiful views of the Mar Menor from the private roof solarium. Reduced to 174,500 euro call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100892) 2 Bed 1 Bath Penthouse apartment right in the heart of Cabo Roig and beachside of the N332. Furnished and includes A/C and Sat T.V. plus underground parking. It has incredible pool and sea views from its balcony,and you are only a short walk to the beach and all of Cabo Roigs facilities.euro 139,950 call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (100887) 2 bed 1 Bath ground floor apartment. Furnished and includes A/C and Sat T.V walking distance to all amenities and 15 mins to the beach.Off road parking and use of a communal pool. 95,000 euro Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100884) NOW REDUCED -2 bed 2 bath South facing quad. Fully furnished and includes A/C and Sat T.V. In lovely condition. Off road parking and use of a beautiful communal pool. Only a short walk to all amenities. Must be seen.NOW REDUCED TO 105,000 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100885) 3 Bed 2 Bath townhouse. Fully furnished. A/C throughout plus Sat T.V and underground parking. Within walking distance of all amenities and use of a communal pool and gardens. Ideal for permanent living or a holiday home.109,500 euro call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860 (100880) 2 bed 1 Bath ground floor apartment in Los Altos.Fully furnished and includes Sat T.V and ducted A/C and also a double glazed front seating area overlooking the garden.Only a short walk to all amenities and the beach. This is priced to sell. 68,950 eur Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100877) 2 Bed 1 Bath first floor apartment is South facing and overlooks the pool and has sea views from the balcony.Fully furnished with A/Con and Sat T.V. Underground parking. In the heart of Cabo Roig and is only walking distance to the beach. 99,750 euros call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860 (101123) Beautiful Quad-Villa with 2 beds and 2 baths. Furnished to a very high standard with A/C, alarm and Sat TV. In a lovely gated community. Lovely sea views from the solarium, and is walking distance to all amenities. fantastic communal pool area, this is a great example of this sort of property. REDUCED TO 115,000EUR. Tel 968 971 860 (100865) 3 bed 2 bath detached villa is fully furnished and comes with its own

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private swimming pool. Property has an underbuild which has been legally renovated to create a separate 1 bed, 1 bath, 1 kitchen apartment with its own private entrance. The newly renovated underbuild is included in the deeds. The property is in walking distance to all local amenities. 167,500 euros call 968 971 860. (100856) Situated in Torremendo, San Miguel de las Salinas is this lovely 4 bed, 3 bath detached Villa with private pool and beautiful views to the countryside. Open fireplace, and Air Con with also all white goods. On 290m2 plot with off road parking only 4.5kms from San miguel and 2kms from Torremendo.Just reduced eur 162,500 eur. Call 667 592 467 (100853) 2 bed 1 bath Quad house.South West facing and comes part furnished and includes A/Con.In a lovely gated community and has use of a beautiful communal pool.On a good size plot and has a very large roof solarium. Only a short walk to all amenities.eur 98,750 call 667 592 467 (100854) Beautiful ground floor apartment. Front Line beach in La Zenia. In a gated and secure complex with incredible views across La Zenia bay you literally walk off your terrace and on to the beach.Fully furnished to a high standard this is a unique property because of its proximity to the beach.This is a property that has to be seen.eur 259,750 call 968 971 860. (100855) 3 bed 2 bath Penthouse in the very popular Molino Blanco Development, fully furnished and also Sat T.V and A/Con. Overlooks the park area and has lovely sea views from the balcony and roof solarium.Only a 1000 metres from La Zenia beach and has access to all of the local amenities. eur 99,750 call 968 971 860 (100852) This is a 3 or 4 bed, 2 bath quad bungalow. Fully furnished and includes A/con, central heating and Sat T.V. Lovely sea views from its roof solarium, on which there is a shed, plus closed-in conservatory with an additional bedroom & shower room, so would make perfect guest accommodation. The 4th bedroom/ study has its own entrance. The property is only a short walk to all amenities. It also has use of a lovely communal pool. Reduced to sell 99,000 euro. Call 968 971 860/667 592 467. (100846) 2 bed 1/1/2 bath townhouse. South facing and is in the gated community of Colinas De La Zenia.It has A/con, Sat T.V and comes fully furnished.The property overlooks the communal pool area, sea views from the main bedroom balcony. Only a short walk to all amenities and the beach.eur 103,950 call 968 971 860. (100844) 3 bed 2 Bath detached villa. South facing in lovely condition. A/con throughout and comes fully furnished to a high standard.The property overlooks a beautiful communal pool and has views across the countryside and to the sea.It is only a short drive to San Miguel and Villamartin.eur 239,950 call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467. (100843)


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Dolores. Large Finca in plot of 10,000 m2. All services connected. Build Size 215m2. Must be viewed. 195,000 euros. Tel 649 189 930 (65297) 3/4 bedroom, 2 bathroom quad villa on a corner plot, part furnished. In very good order and in a gated community with a lovely pool area. Potential to create 4th bedroom on covered in Solarium. Walking distance to all amenities in Playa Flamenca. 89,000 euros. Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100848) 2 Bed 2 Bath top floor duplex, furnished to a high standard and includes A/Con and Sat T.V. South facing and has a large private roof solarium,the large balcony is fully double glazed which makes a lovely sitting area. Use of 2 communal swimming pools. 92,750 eur Call 968 971 860 or 667 592 467 (100840) Detached Villa on a 900m2 plot with lovely established garden and private pool area. Furnished to a high standard and to include air con and SAT TV. In a quiet location but only a short distance to all amenities. 232,500 euros call 667 592 467 (92306) 3 Bed, 3 bath Townhouse situated in Las Chismosas, in Playa Flamenca. Fully furnished and includes Air/Con and Sat TV. In lovely condition and only a short distance to all amenities. Three terraces and a communal pool. Tel 968 971 860 (92307) 3 Bed, 2 bath semi detached house, south facing for all year round sunshine. Partly furnished with SAT TV, short walk to many amenities. Two lovely communal pool areas. A lovely house and viewing is recommended. reduced to 107,500 euros call 667 592 467 (92308) Beautifully presented 2 bed ground floor bungalow. Property consists of Lounge/Diner, good sized kitchen with storage area, Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes,

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twin bedroom with fitted wardrobes and family bathroom. Good sized garden and communal pool. This property is located just a short stroll to Villamartin Plaza and is ideal for full time living and holidays 80,000 euros Tel 966 772 553 (92320) Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa situated on one level, with private pool, between San Miguel de Salinas and Torremendo. Fully furnished with all white goods and electricals. Ceiling fans in all rooms, Sat TV and Internet. Beautiful views across the salt lakes to Torrevieja and the Mediterranean, 5kms from San Miguel. With garage and covered drive. Now Reduced to 160,000 Euros. Call 667 592 467. (92331) 2 bed, 2 bath Quad house situated in the very popular area of Torre de la Horadada. Open lounge, Air/Con and Sat TV and within walking distance to the many amenities and the beautiful beach and Marina. Communal pool area and views to the sea. 144,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 (92332) South facing Marbella style quad bungalow on one level, easy maintenance, low community fees, perfect for full-time living and very good location for a holiday home 2/3 bed 2 bath air conditioned, off road parking large beautiful communal pool and garden nice communtiy, low fees close to all of the amenities of Cabo Roig perfect location for holidays or full-time living only 15 mins walk to Cabo Roig beach. REDUCED to 99,000 euros. Call 667 592 467 (92613) Beautiful Detached Villa has 3 beds and 2 baths. South facing with air con SAT TV and a full central heating system. On a 400m2 plot with a beautiful 10 x 5 private pool with a fantastic waterfall.Lovely private roof solarium with views across la Zenia bay,this property should be

Monday, 11th March, 2013 seen. 259,750 euros call 667 592 467 (92615) South facing 2 bed, 1 bath Marbella Bungalow.In fantastic condition and furnished to a very high standard. Includes A/con and Sat TV.Private roof solarium with sea views, off road parking and plenty of garden space,also within walking distance of all amenities. Reduced to 98,000 euros call 667 592 467 / 968 971 860 (92673) Lovely 2 bed, 1 1/2 bathroom Townhouse situated in La Florida. South facing with front and rear balconies for all year round sunshine,also has front and rear garden areas. Two communal pool areas and only a short walk to the popular Emerald Isle complex. 74,950 euros. Call 667 592 467 (92674) 2 bed 1 bath Battenburg style townhouse in the popular Cabo Roig area.Furnished with A/con and Sat T.V. and the rear courtyard has been converted into an extended kitchen.Use of four communal pools and walking distance to all amenities and the beach JUST REDUCED 87,500 euros call 667 592 467 (92675) Lovely 2 bed 2 bath modern ground floor apartment in Punta Prima. Fully furnished and includes Sat T.V and A/con throughout. Within walking distance of all amenities and also the beach. This is a must see. 109,750 euros call 667 592 467 (92676) Two/ Three bed, one bath apartment located in the heart of La Zenia, close to the shops, bars, supermarkets and the beautiful beaches. The apartment comes fully furnished with SAT T.V. Communal Pool area. This property offers excellent rental potential due to its location. 109,950 euros call 667 592 467 (92677) A stunning quad villa in playa golf property with 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathroom and large garden just a

short walk from bars and the bus and only a 5 mins drive to the beach 115,000 euros contact Ian on 644 115 988 (96290) 2 Bedroom quad villa in Lomas de Cabo Roig just 5 mins walk to the shop and about 5 mins drive to the beach this has been a lovely home but need to sell now it only 89,999 euros call Carl on 672 875 251 (96292) Ground floor bungalow over looking community garden and just a short walk from the supermarket carrefour in Torrevieja this is a lovely property with a nice size garden Ideal for you if you are looking to be close to all amenties was 99,000 euros now 75,000 euros call me James on 644 138 502 (96293) Refurbished top floor bungalow with private garden and private solarium in the Verdemars with sea view and golf views also we have refurbished to a high standard there is a lovely stream just a few mins walk away and the communtiy is a nice and clean with 2 communal pool now 124,999 euros call today paul on

www.yourlocalnewspaper.info 634 043 697 (96294) Ground Floor 2 Bedroom, 1 bathroom Apartment. Fully Furnished and Includes Air Con and SAT TV. It has off-road parking and overlooks the Marquesa Golf Course literally front-line views. The property is in lovely condition. 69,950 euros call 667 592 467 (96311) Two Bedroom, two bathroom Attached Bungalow situated in La Florida. South facing with views to the sea from two double glazed conservatories and also the solarium. Fully furnished SAT TV and close to all amenities. It is also only walking distance to the popular Emerald Isle complex. 106,950 euros call 667 592 467 (96314) 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, detached bungalow. Fully furnished, Sat Tv, A/C and central heating. The property is on a good size plot, with a private roof solarium, off road parking, also includes a hot tub. It has sea views and is walking distance to Flamenca Beach and all it’s amenities. EUR 160,000. Call 667 592 467 or 968

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971 860. (96318) 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, south facing detached villa. Furnished to high standard with A/C, Sat TV. The property has a beautiful private pool area with all day sunshine. Located in the heart of Playa Flamenca and has access to all ameminities. EUR 264,950. Call 667 592 467 or 968 971 860. (96319) This beautiful 2 bed, 1 bath top floor South-facing duplex is located in the vibrant urbanisation of Al Andaluz in La Florida. It is just 20 minutes walk to beautiful Blue Flag sandy beaches and a short drive to championship golf courses and all amenities (supermarkets, restaurants and bars, schools, hospitals, and local markets). It has a large sun terrace which receives the sun all day. This property is priced at Euro 75.000 to sell quickly. For further details, please call 96 897 1860. (101572)


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7.00 Daybreak. News and entertainment. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. Entertainment and fashion news. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. Celebrity interviews and topical studio discussion. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. Antiques challenge from Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire. (R) (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Features, music and conversation. (T) 4.59 ITV London Weather. (T)

7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.00 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.00 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Grand Designs Australia. (T) 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 1.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Jamie’s 15 Minute Meals. (R) (T) 1.35 What’s Cooking? (T) 2.45 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. (T) 3.45 Countdown. (T) 4.30 The Common Denominator. (T) 5.00 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.00 Come Dine with Me. Four amateur cooks host dinner parties in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, where expectations are high for an opinionated contestant to arrange a top-notch event. (R) (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. With a little help from Homer and a fortune cookie, Mr Burns meets a woman who agrees to marry him. Featuring the guest voice of Julia LouisDreyfus. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Diane disappoints Sinead by refusing to adopt her baby, Leanne’s innocent jibes hit a raw nerve with Will, and Jacqui’s memories of her sexual assault come flooding back. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 4thought.tv. As the UN warns that a global shift to a vegan diet is needed to save the world from hunger, members of the public consider whether it is morally wrong to eat meat every day. (T) 9.00 Undercover Designer Dogs: Channel 4 Dispatches. Reporter Antony Barnett goes undercover with a puppy-selling business to investigate the illegal trade in dogs imported from Eastern European countries. (T) 9.30 SuperScrimpers. An Essex man is challenged to dramatically cut the cost of his socialising, Harry Wallop discovers which Easter egg is the best value and Mrs Moneypenny provides advice on pensions. (T) 10.00 Embarrassing Bodies. The doctors set up the clinic at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, where they advise people on rashes, mouth ulcers and sweating. Plus, a painful post-pregnancy problem. (T) 11.00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. Gordon Ramsay heads to Baltimore, Maryland, where Denise Whiting has alienated customers by trademarking the word ‘hon’, a term of endearment used by the local community. (T) 12.05 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. (R) (T) 1.05 Random Acts. (T) 1.10 Shameless. (R) (T) 2.05 The Shooting Gallery. (T) 2.50 Southland. (T) 3.30 Get Your House in Order. (R) (T) 4.25 The Renovation Game. (R) (T) 5.20 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. (R) (T) 6.15 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T)

5.00 Ade in Britain. Adrian Edmondson travels to Cumbria. (T) 6.00 The Chase. Bradley Walsh presents as four contestants answer general knowledge questions and work as a team to take on ruthless quiz genius the Chaser and secure a cash prize. (T)

Bradley with his Chasers 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.25 Party Political Broadcast. By the Liberal Democrats. (T) 7.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 8.00 Emmerdale. Katie is furious to find her horse has died after a medical check-up from Vanessa, Debbie threatens to sack Cain, and Brenda admits to Dan she has a brain tumour. (T) 8.30 Coronation Street. Ryan confronts Katy after she ruins his date with Steph, and when Jason misses out on the council job, Karl taunts him about his bad luck. Sunita admits she was a fool to lose Dev. (T) 9.00 Cornwall with Caroline Quentin. The actress supports farmer Sam Williams in the Port Gaverne Big Swim charity event and staff at the seal sanctuary try to find a mate for a lonely penguin. Last in the series. (T) 9.30 Coronation Street. Chesney tells Fiz he plans to propose to Katy, Karl accuses Jason of smashing his car’s wing mirror, and Dev is suspicious when Sophie suggests he and Sunita spend time together. (T) 10.00 Broadchurch. Miller discovers suspicious items under Danny’s bed and Hardy finds an isolated clifftop hut that arouses his curiosity as their investigation into the boy’s death continues. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 The Agenda. ITV’s political editor Tom Bradby presents a discussion on the week’s main talking points, with guests from the worlds of politics and popular culture. (T) 12.05 Monk. Adrian’s half-brother escapes from prison. (R) (T) 1.00 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 Champions League

Monday, 11th March, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon is with James Best son of footballing genius George. 18.05 The Wedding Show (series) – the photographer. 18.15 Hand Made – Young film student shows off his filmmaking talents with his drama Anti Hero. 18.30 Orihuela Mods and Scooters (Pt2) – lovers of Vespas and Ska get together in Orihuela. 19.00 Let's Talk – Simon talks to seasoned entertainer who has performed just about everywhere – Tony Kelly 19.30 Viva Vino (series) Ballooning over, horse & carriage trips though and lunch overlooking vineyards - Discovering wine in fabulous surroundings. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olive the Ostrich. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.05 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 8.55 Mio Mao. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 9.35 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 9.50 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Trisha. (T) 1.00 Looney Tunes. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Danger: Diggers at Work. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.15 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.15 FILM: Mystery Woman: In the Shadows (2007). Whodunit, starring Kellie Martin. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Callum shows Susan his photograph of Karl and Sarah having lunch together, leaving her convinced there is something going on between the pair. Bailey and Rani warm to each other. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Heath learns Adam has taken Darcy and he has to carry out a dangerous task to ensure her return. Maddy and Spencer accept Harvey and Roo’s invitation to move into the caravan park. (R) (T) 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 The True Story. The real-life events that inspired the making of the Pirates of the Caribbean films, re-creating the exploits of the notorious Captain Blackbeard; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Police Interceptors. A helicopter is used in the pursuit of an armed robber, and a sniffer dog makes a discovery. Plus, new recruits are put to the test by a pair of suspected burglars; (R) (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge. Robson Green takes on some of Iceland’s best anglers, including the head of the country’s sea-fishing association and a brown-trout specialist known as ‘the Monk’. (T) 11.00 Bomb Patrol. New series. Documentary following a US Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Unit during a tour in Afghanistan, beginning as the platoon members complete their training. (T) 12.00 FILM: Passenger 57 (1992). Action thriller, with Wesley Snipes. (T) 1.40 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (T) 2.10 SuperCasino. 5.00 Divine Designs. (R) (T) 5.25 Great Artists. (R) (T) 5.50 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) (T) 6.10 HouseBusters. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Heir Hunters. A search for the relatives of a magician’s son. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Merseyside, London and Devon. (R) (T) 11.58 BBC News; Weather. (T) 12.00 Caught Red Handed. Apprehending laptop thieves. (T) 12.30 Real Rescues. The day-to-day work of the emergency services. (T) 1.13 BBC News; Weather. (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. From Kedleston, Derbyshire. (R) (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.40 Doctors. Rob confronts a colleague. (T) 3.10 Only Fools and Horses. Del is invited to a school reunion. (R) (T) 4.00 Beat the Pack. Quiz, hosted by Jake Humphrey. (T) 4.45 Escape to the Country. A professional couple search for a country home in the Chilterns. (R) (T)

5.30 Flog It! The team visits Bath Assembly Rooms. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show in which contestants try to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious correct answers to questions. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Live chat and topical reports, presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (T) 8.30 EastEnders. Bianca makes a shocking discovery in Liam’s room that brings her world crashing down. Tamwar is puzzled when his father receives a bouquet, and Ian bares his soul to Denise; (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 Holby City. Jac is determined to prove her new surgical procedure is worth funding, while Malick is forced to take on his fatherly responsibilities after telling Jake that Anna is dying. (T) 10.00 MasterChef. New series. John Torode and Gregg Wallace return to put more cooks to the test. The first five hopefuls re-create a dish made by John — without a recipe or demo to guide them. (T) Presenter 11.00 BBC News. (T) Eric Lottery 11.25 Regional News; Weather; (T) National Knowles Update. (T) 11.35 The Matt Lucas Awards. The funnyman invites Jason Manford, Eamonn Holmes and Josie Long to discuss bizarre award categories, with a panel of former Grange Hill stars deciding the winners. (T) 12.05 Cuckoo. Ken decides to lay down some ground rules for Cuckoo. (T) 12.35 Who Do You Think You Are? US. Actor Rob Lowe traces his ancestry. (T) 1.20 FILM: Racing for Time (2008). Fact-based sporting drama, directed by and starring Charles S Dutton. (T) 2.45 Weatherview. (T) 2.50 BBC News. 2.50 ABC World News with Diane Sawyer. 3.00 BBC News. 3.30 Asia Business Report. 3.45 Sport Today. 4.00 BBC News. 4.30 Asia Business Report. 4.45 Sport Today. 5.00 BBC News. 5.30 HARDtalk. 6.00 BBC News. 6.30 World Business Report. 6.45 BBC News. (T)

shows work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers. (T) 7.30 Country Show Cook Off. Ed Baines and Valentine Warner continue their culinary road trip, heading to London for the Lambeth Country Show to prepare an entry for the garden vegetable cake category. (T) 8.00 Great Continental Railway Journeys. In the concluding part of his journey from London to Monte Carlo, Michael Portillo learns why the Cote d’Azur attracted the rich and artistic alike. (T) 8.30 Great British Menu. Central region chefs Daniel Clifford, Richard Bainbridge and Will Holland prepare seafood courses, hoping to impress Marcus Wareing. (T) 9.00 Alex Polizzi: The Fixer. Alex gives advice to the owners of a family-run fish and chip shop struggling to make a profit following the decline of its lunchtime trade. (T) 10.00 The Railway: Keeping Britain on Track. Revenue inspectors try to clamp down on ticket evasion, track teams deal with fly-tipping, and Network Rail faces opposition to its plans to close a manned level-crossing box. (T) 11.00 Heading Out. Sara’s life is thrown into disarray by the unexpected arrival of her ex-girlfriend Sabine, while Daniel offers to help when Jamie suffers a masculinity crisis. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 A History of Syria with Dan Snow. (R) (T) 1.20 Sign Zone: Brain Doctors. (R) (T) 2.20 This Is BBC Two. (T) 5.00 BBC Learning Zone. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. News and entertainment. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. Entertainment and fashion news. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. Topical debate from a female perspective. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. From Lincoln. (R) (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Features, music and conversation. (T) 4.59 ITV London Weather. (T)

5.00 Ade in Britain. Adrian Edmondson makes a corn doll in Norfolk. (T) 6.00 The Chase. Bradley Walsh presents as four contestants answer general knowledge questions and work as a team to take on ruthless quiz genius the Chaser and secure a cash prize. (T) 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 8.00 Emmerdale. Katie gives Paddy an ultimatum, Robbie steals money from Moira to settle the car repair bill and Brenda confides in Dan about why she wants to keep her illness a secret from Bob. (T) 8.30 Live UEFA Champions League. Barcelona v AC Milan (Kick-off 7.45pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the last-16 second-leg match at the Nou Camp, where the hosts will attempt

BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.05 Real Rescues. (R) (T) 8.50 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.20 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) (T) 10.05 Sign Zone: Great British Menu. (R) (T) 10.35 Sign Zone: DIY SOS: The Big Build. (R) (T) 11.35 HARDtalk. (R) (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 The One Show: Best of Britain. (R) (T) 2.30 The Super League Show. (T) 3.15 Coast. (R) (T) 3.25 Classic Mastermind. (R) (T) 3.55 Britain’s Heritage Heroes. (R) (T) 4.25 Great British Food Revival. (R) (T) 5.25 The Trials of Life. (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. The team values decorative objects and rarities in Witney, Oxfordshire, including a painting bought for its frame and a bracelet of gold eggs. (R) (T) 7.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine, in which the winners of famous game

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18.00 Celebrity Archive – with glamourpuss actress Joan Collins. 18.05 FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions – Postal services, Passports, Photos and much more at your local Postroom. 18.30 Spanish Eye – If you’re sceptical about Spiritualism you might like to check this out! 19.00 Real England (series) – the beautiful and most south westerly county - Cornwall. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

to overturn a 2-0 deficit. Subsequent programmes are subject to change. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time. Matt Smith presents highlights of tonight’s last-16 second-leg matches, which were Barcelona v AC Milan at the Nou Camp and Schalke 04 v Galatasaray at the Veltins-Arena. (T) 12.35 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean. An interview with the Dancing on Ice mentors. (R) (T) 1.35 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 Loose Women. Topical debate from a female perspective. (R) 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (R) (T) CHANNEL 4 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.00 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 8.55 The Morning Line. (T) 9.55 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.25 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Grand Designs Australia. (T) 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 12.30 What’s Cooking? (T) 1.30 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.35 Cheltenham Festival. Live coverage of the opening day of the prestigious event. (T) 5.20 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.10 Come Dine with Me. Former Miss Rugby Jade Hollis, film and TV extra Susan Gillis, recruitment boss Lee Bunting and academic Alan James compete for the £1,000 prize in Warwickshire. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. At Halloween, Lisa and Bart embark on a Harry Potter-style adventure and Homer is cursed by a gypsy. With the voices of Pierce Brosnan and Matthew Perry. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Jacqui finds common ground with Trudy in the wake of her close shave with Alan, Brendan prepares for his court case, and Cheryl invites Nate’s mother Cressida over for tea. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 4thought.tv. As the UN warns that a global shift to a vegan diet is needed to save the world from hunger, members of the public consider whether it is morally wrong to eat meat every day. (T) 9.00 Supersize vs Superskinny. Christian Jessen catches up with two former participants to find out whether they managed to stick to their new healthy lifestyles. Plus, obesity problems in Evansville, Indiana. (T) 10.00 16 Kids and Counting. Former teacher Mohammed Salim tries to instil a love of education in his children, while Tanya and Mike Sullivan are seen providing home-schooling for many of their offspring. (T) 11.00 Shameless. Lillian asks Kelly to snatch her savings from police surveillance and she agrees — for a cut of the stash. Headmaster Banbury hopes Mimi can help get a teacher back to her old self. (T) 12.05 Random Acts. (T) 12.10 Derek. (R) (T) 12.45 Jump Boys:

Channel 4 Racing. (R) (T) 1.45 Cheltenham Festival Highlights. (T) 2.30 European Poker Tour. (T) 3.30 KOTV Boxing Weekly. (T) 3.55 Sailing: America’s Cup Discovered. (R) (T) 4.20 The Grid. (R) (T) 4.50 Freesports on 4. (R) (T) 5.20 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. (R) (T) 6.15 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R) (T) 6.25 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olive the Ostrich. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.05 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 8.55 Mio Mao. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 9.35 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 9.50 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Trisha. (T) 1.00 Looney Tunes. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 London: The Inside Story. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.15 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.10 Looney Tunes. (R) (T) 4.20 FILM: McBride: Requiem (2006). Mystery, starring John Larroquette. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Susan learns it was Paul who helped her get the job and is forced to apologise to Sarah, while Angie Rebecchi arrives in Erinsborough to meet her grand-daughter. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Brax is saved from a hidden gunman by Heath’s timely arrival, and he heads off to confront Adam. Maddy is diagnosed with meningitis, prompting Harvey to call the police. (R) (T) 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 Cowboy Builders. Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger help a couple from Bradford, West Yorkshire, complete work on their bungalow, and search for the builder who left it unfinished; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Whale Adventure with Nigel Marven. New series. The wildlife expert follows grey whales migrating from Mexico to Alaska, beginning by observing calves suckling and learning swimming skills in the safety of a lagoon; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Russell is called to a murder scene at the site of a rave in the desert and Robbins finds evidence that show that the victim had been restrained and was being kept as a sex slave. (T) 11.00 CSI: NY. A party ends in tragedy when the hostess is killed in what appears to be an accident, and Danville takes on the case of a serial rapist who previously eluded her. (R) (T) 11.55 Dallas. (T) 12.55 CSI: Miami. (R) (T) 1.50 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (T) 2.15 SuperCasino. 4.55 Divine Designs. (R) (T) 5.20 Great Artists. (R) (T) 5.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) (T) 6.10 HouseBusters. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)


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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Heir Hunters. A family separated by wartime evacuation is reunited. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Liverpool, Kent and the Highlands. (R) (T) 11.58 BBC News; Weather. (T) 12.00 Caught Red Handed. Police apprehend the dealers involved in a drug ring. (T) 12.30 Real Rescues. The day-to-day work of the emergency services. (T) 1.13 BBC News; Weather. (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. Two teams compete in Newark, Nottinghamshire. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Doctors. Jas accidentally offends an overweight student. (T) 3.15 Escape to the Country. People search for their ideal rural retreats. (R) (T) 4.00 Beat the Pack. Quiz, hosted by Jake Humphrey. (T) 4.45 Flog It! The team visits the Cumbrian town of Barrow-in-Furness. (T)

5.15 Comic Relief Glee Club 2013. The grand final. 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show in which contestants try to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious correct answers to questions. 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. (T) 8.00 Comic Relief — Funny for Money. An evening of fun to raise money for people in the UK and Africa. Continues on BBC Two. (T) 11.30 BBC News. (T) 11.55 Regional News; Weather. (T)National Lottery Update. (T) 12.05 Comic Relief — Funny for Money. Continued coverage of the charity event. (T) 2.30 Grimmy’s Comic Relief Late Nighter. Nick Grimshaw presents the best sketches from Comic Relief history. (T) 3.50 Weatherview. (T) 3.55 BBC News. 3.55 TBA. 4.00 BBC News. 4.30 Click. 4.45 Newswatch. 5.00 BBC News. 5.30 Five Minutes With. 6.00 BBC News. BBC2 7.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.00 Real Rescues. (R) (T) 8.45 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.15 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) (T) 10.00 Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow. (R) (T) 11.00 Question Time. (R) (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 The One Show: Best of Britain. (R) (T) 2.30 Weakest Link. (R) (T) 3.15 Coast. (R) (T) 3.25 Classic Mastermind. (R) (T) 3.55 Britain’s Heritage Heroes. (R) (T) 4.25 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) (T) 4.55 Raymond Blanc’s Kitchen Secrets. (R) (T) 5.25 The Trials of Life. (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. The experts value items at Houghton Hall in Norfolk, including a costume worn by Yul Brynner, a gun in the guise of a walking stick and a collection of Oxo memorabilia. (R) (T) 7.00 Eggheads. Quiz, hosted by Jeremy Vine, in which the winners of famous game shows work as a team to tackle a new set of challengers. (R) (T) 7.30 Country Show Cook Off. Chefs Ed Baines and Valentine Warner reach the end of the culinary road trip in North Yorkshire, making date and walnut scones for the Nidderdale Show. (T) 8.00 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo travels through Germany, starting in Berlin and taking in the Harz Mountains, the Ruhr Valley and finishing in the vineyards of the Rheingau. (R) (T) 9.00 Mastermind. Five contenders compete in

the fourth semi-final, answering questions on the specialist subjects David Niven, Edward III, Pixies, Giuseppe Garibaldi and the Flashman novels. (T) 9.30 Gardeners’ World. Monty Don plants some bare-root rose varieties at Longmeadow and offers advice on the best type of mulch to use for various gardens and planting conditions. (T) 10.00 FILM: The Wildest Dream: Conquest of Everest (2010). An exploration of George Mallory’s fatal bid to climb the mountain in 1924, told through his correspondence with wife Ruth, plus photographs, re-enactments and archive footage. (T) 11.30 Comic Relief — Funny for Money. (T) 12.10 Newsnight. (T) 12.40 The Review Show; (T) Weather. (T) 1.25 FILM: The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008). Premiere. Fact-based drama, starring Martina Gedeck. 3.45 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) (T) 4.45 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. News and entertainment. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. Presented by Kate Garraway. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Celebrity chat and lifestyle features. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. Topical debate from a female perspective. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. From Blackpool. (R) (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Features, music and conversation. (T) 4.59 ITV London Weather. (T)

5.00 Ade in Britain. Adrian Edmondson explores the Yorkshire region. (T) 6.00 The Chase. Bradley Walsh presents as four contestants answer general knowledge questions and work as a team to take on ruthless quiz genius the Chaser and secure a cash prize. 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 8.00 Emmerdale. Brenda is forced to tell Bob the truth about her condition to stop him thinking she and Dan are a couple. Amy accepts Val and Eric’s offer and Sandy receives bad news. (T) 8.30 Coronation Street. Gary picks a fight with Ryan, Stella reveals that Jason is going to work behind the bar with her, and Dev suggests to Sunita they make a fresh start away from the Street. (T) 9.00 You’ve Been Framed! Comical clips narrated by Harry Hill, featuring an out-of-control rally car, a trampoline with very little bounce, and a showdown between a cat and a dog. (R) (T) 9.30 Coronation Street. Katy assures Chesney she loves him and didn’t sleep with Ryan, Karl watches jealously as Stella and Jason run the Rovers and Dev and Sunita announce they are back together. (T) 10.00 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories: Bruno Tonioli. The flamboyant Strictly judge lifts the lid on his life and career as a dancer and choreographer. 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 FILM: Mad Max 2 (1981). A drifter roaming a post-apocalyptic wasteland, starring Mel Gibson and Bruce Spence. (T)

1.20 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 FILM: Columbo: Troubled Waters (1975). Detective drama, starring Peter Falk and Robert Vaughn. (T) 5.40 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. CHANNEL 4 7.05 Sali Mali. (R) (T) 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 A Racing Portrait: For the Love. (T) 8.00 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 8.55 The Morning Line. (T) 9.55 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.25 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Grand Designs Australia. (T) 12.00 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 12.30 What’s Cooking? (T) 1.30 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.35 Cheltenham Festival. Including the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f). (T) 5.20 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.10 Come Dine with Me. Four expats take turns to host dinner parties in Benidorm in a week that features strange photos, food that does not require cooking, and the usual mix of banter and blunt speaking. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. A stern judge rules that Homer is a negligent father — and punishes him by decreeing that he should be tethered to Bart until he mends his ways. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Brendan tries to keep his loved ones safe from Walker, but as he races to find Seamus, he ends up falling directly into his enemy’s clutches. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.20 Cheltenham Gold Cup Re-Run. Another chance to see the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup Steeple Chase (3m 2 1/2f), one of the most prestigious races on the calendar. (T) 8.25 4thought.tv. As the UN warns that a global shift to a vegan diet is needed to save the world from hunger, members of the public consider whether it is morally wrong to eat meat every day. (T) 8.30 Meteor Strike: Fireball from Space. Documentary about the meteorites that crashed into Russia’s Ural mountains in February, including previously unseen footage and expert insight from astrophysicists. (R) (T) 9.30 Stephen Fry: Gadget Man. The actor and broadcaster delves into the world of technology. In the first edition, Jonathan Ross joins him to look at gadgets that can make commuting more bearable. (R) (T) 10.00 FILM: The Bank Job (2008). A London bank robber accidentally steals top-secret files which the government and security services want buried. Fact-based thriller, starring Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows. (T) 12.15 Random Acts. (T) 12.20 FILM: Fight Club (1999). Drama, starring Brad Pitt. (T) 3.00 Cheltenham Festival Highlights. (T) 3.45 2 Broke Girls. (T) 4.10 Happy Endings. (R) (T) 4.30 Southland. (T) 5.15 A Place in the Sun: Winter Sun. (R) (T) 6.10 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 6.55 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) (T)

Interest. (R) (T) 4.15 FILM: Flower Girl (2009). Romantic drama, starring Marla Sokoloff and Ardy Fatehi. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Chris is forced to reveal why he lost control of the car and assures Andrew and Tash it will not happen again. Lou receives a shock when he disturbs a burglar in his home. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Jett attracts the attention of a girl at the disco, while Alf and Roo wonder what to do next after Emerson explains that Maddy is responsible for her parents’ noshow. (R) (T) 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 Police Interceptors. A helicopter is used in the pursuit of an armed robber, and a sniffer dog makes a discovery. Plus, new recruits are put to the test by a pair of suspected burglars; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Ice Road Truckers. Lisa has her work cut out with a cargo of 80ft-long pipes, Hugh tries to drag a stricken truck out of the road after it blocks his path and Dave’s vehicle sputters to a halt; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 The Mentalist. Jane comes close to establishing a link between Bret Stiles’ Visualize cult and Red John when he and Lisbon investigate three murders from the 1980s. (T) 11.00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. A human brain is found at the scene of a car crash and the CSI investigators are surprised to discover it does not belong to any of the three victims. (R) (T) 11.55 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. (R) (T) 12.55 Inside Hollywood. (R) 1.00 SuperCasino. 4.55 Motorsport Mundial. 5.20 Great Artists. (R) (T) 5.45 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) (T) 6.10 HouseBusters. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS

Friday 15th March, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks to virtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano. 18.05 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions – Qrops Pension release and....cake making ! 18.30 Let’s Talk – with Dave Bull and entertainer Paul Christie. 19.00 An Evening At... Ultimate Tributes – Husband and wife team combine their talents for an evening of fabulous tributes. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olive the Ostrich. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.05 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 9.45 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 9.50 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Trisha. (T) 1.00 Looney Tunes. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 London: The Inside Story. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.15 Person of

Friday 15th March, 2013 07:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan 11:00 Brunch with Chris Heard 14:00 Calder´s Daytime Confessions (R) 15:00 Nowt but the 90’s with Mike Brown 17:00 The PBT Show 19:00 Exite Classics - 70’s at 7, 80’s at 8, 90’s at 9 and the Classics Megamix 22:00 The Love Zone 00:01 The Overnight Jukebox

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7.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 11.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. Darcey Bussell faces her food heaven or hell. (T) 12.30 Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking. The food writer turns his attention to texture. (R) (T) 1.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 1.15 Football Focus. Dan Walker and guests preview the weekend’s action. (T) 2.00 Formula 1 — Australian Grand Prix Qualifying Highlights. (T) 3.05 Live Six Nations Rugby Union. Italy v Ireland (Kick-off 2.30pm). (T)

5.30 Live Six Nations Rugby Union. Wales v England (Kick-off 5.00pm). (T) 8.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 8.15 Pointless Celebrities. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present a star-studded version of the unorthodox general knowledge quiz. 9.00 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Dale Winton presents the quiz in which five contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Includes the National Lottery draws. (T) 9.50 Casualty. Jeff gets caught up in a marital dispute, Robyn breaches patient confidentiality. (T) 10.40 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Trevor has decided to work for a mission project in Africa, so Agnes resolves to throw him an unforgettable send-off. 11.10 BBC News; Weather. (T) 11.30 Match of the Day. Highlights of the latest matches in the Premier League; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 12.50 The Football League Show. Highlights of today’s games, including Barnsley v Watford. (T) 2.05 Weatherview. (T) 2.10 BBC News. 2.10 BBC News. 2.30 The Bottom Line. 3.00 BBC News. 3.30 Dateline London. 4.00 BBC News. 4.30 Our World. 5.00 BBC News. 5.30 Click. 6.00 BBC News. 6.30 The Bottom Line. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 8.30 Great British Menu. (R) (T) 9.00 Great British Menu. (R) (T) 9.30 Great British Menu. (R) (T) 10.00 Great British Menu. (R) (T) 10.30 Great British Menu. (R) (T) 11.00 A History of Britain by Simon Schama. (R) (T) 12.00 Meet the Ancestors. (R) (T) 12.30 Map Man. (R) (T) 1.00 Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 1.30 Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 2.00 Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 2.30 Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 3.00 Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 3.30 Mastermind. (R) (T) 4.00 University Challenge. (R) (T) 4.30 Flog It! (R) (T) 5.30 Final Score. (T) 6.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo begins his journey in Basle before moving on to Zurich. (T) 7.00 Dad’s Army. Mainwaring’s platoon tries to raise money for the local Spitfire fund by having a bash at morris dancing. Arthur Lowe stars. (R) (T) 7.30 Top Gear Africa Special — Part Two. Part two of two. Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and

James May conclude their quest to find the source of the River Nile in Africa using three old estate cars. Last in the series. (R) (T) 8.30 Live Six Nations Rugby Union. France v Scotland (Kick-off 8.00pm). Gabby Logan presents coverage of the final match of this season’s championship, held at the Stade de France. (T) 11.00 FILM: Africa United (2010). Premiere. Comedy adventure, starring Eriya Ndayambaje. (T) 12.20 Dancing on the Edge: Interviewing Louis. (R) (T) 1.20 FILM: Badlands (1973). Crime drama, starring Martin Sheen and Sissy Spacek. (T) 2.50 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 CITV: Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. Children’s fun. (T) 7.25 The Hive. Pre-school series. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hive. Pre-school series. (R) (T) 7.45 Dino Dan. The adventures of trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson. (R) (T) 8.00 Dino Dan. The adventures of trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson. (R) (T) 8.10 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.20 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.25 Bookaboo. Celebrities share picture books with a rock star puppy. (T) 8.40 Matt Hatter Chronicles. Children’s animation. (R) (T) 9.05 Ultimate Spider-Man. Superhero adventures. (T) 9.30 Victorious. Comedy about a teenage girl at a performing arts school. (T) 10.00 Jessie. Disney sitcom, starring Debby Ryan. (T) 10.25 ITV News. (T) 10.30 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. The host takes his successful talk-show stateside. (T) 11.20 My Tasty Travels with Lynda Bellingham. The actress visits the Mortimer Country Food Fair in Herefordshire. (R) (T) 12.20 Dinner Date. Emily from Surrey takes part in the matchmaking contest. (R) (T) 1.20 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 1.30 Countrywise. Series exploring the UK’s countryside. (R) (T) 1.50 You’ve Been Framed! Featuring the ultimate drooling dog. (R) (T) 2.20 FILM: Mutiny on the Buses (1972). Comedy, starring Reg Varney. (T) 4.00 The Chase: Celebrity Special. With Russell Watson, Rita Simons, Bill Oddie and Denise Welch. (R)

5.00 Midsomer Murders. Joyce Barnaby thinks she is responsible for a man’s death. (R) (T) 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.15 ITV News and Weather. (T) 7.30 New You’ve Been Framed! Harry Hill narrates a selection of comical clips filmed by viewers. 8.00 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The duo go head to head with guest announcer Sharon Osbourne and the cast of Riverdance. 9.20 The Cube. A sales assistant and a police officer try to complete a series of increasingly difficult tasks in the hope of winning a jackpot of £250,000. Phillip Schofield hosts. (T) 10.20 The Jonathan Ross Show. The host chats to Doctor Who himself, Matt Smith, and Ruth Jones, the star and co-writer of Gavin & Stacey. Welsh rockers Stereophonics provide the music. 11.20 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 11.35 FILM: Total Recall (1990). A construction work-

er discovers his memory has been erased and travels to Mars to uncover his true identity. Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Rachel Ticotin. (T) 1.45 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 In Plain Sight. Mary protects a priest who witnessed a murder. Last in the series. (R) (T) 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. CHANNEL 4 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.00 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.25 The Grid. (T) 8.55 The Morning Line. (T) 9.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.55 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.30 Frasier. Niles and Frasier try to help their old school. (R) (T) 11.55 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 12.25 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 12.55 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 1.20 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 1.45 Undercover Boss USA. (R) (T) 2.45 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage from Uttoxeter and Lingfield Park. (T) 5.15 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 5.45 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 6.15 Come Dine with Me. Model and barrister Cynthia Umezulike hosts the third dinner party in Liverpool, serving up tribal fish, a traditional Nigerian jeloff and an exotic fruit platter. (R) (T) 6.50 Come Dine with Me. Rock music enthusiast Glen Simpson hosts the fourth dinner party in Liverpool 7.20 Come Dine with Me. Jilly Pollock hosts the fifth and final party in Liverpool 7.45 Channel 4 News. (T) 7.55 4thought.tv. As the UN warns that a global shift to a vegan diet is needed to save the world from hunger. (T) 8.00 Churchill and the Fascist Plot. The story of pro-Nazi society the Right Club, led by Archibald Ramsay, an MP in Winston Churchill’s own party who planned to undermine Britain’s war effort from within. (T) 9.00 Kevin McCloud’s Man Made Home. The Grand Designs host introduces a touch of luxury to his handmade cabin. (R) (T) 10.00 FILM: 127 Hours (2010). A mountain climber is trapped by a boulder in a remote canyon and reluctantly takes desperate measures to survive. Danny Boyle’s fact-based drama, with James Franco and Kate Mara. (T) 11.45 Big Fat Quiz of the 00s. (R) (T) 1.20 FILM: Once Upon a Time in America (1984). Crime drama, starring Robert De Niro. (T) 5.05 Hollyoaks. (T)

Rangers Samurai. (R) (T) 11.50 Batman: The Brave and the Bold. (T) 12.15 Inside Hollywood. 12.25 Robson’s Extreme Fishing Challenge. (R) (T) 1.25 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 2.25 CSI: NY. (R) (T) 3.20 CSI: Miami. (R) (T) 4.10 CSI: Miami. (R) (T) 5.05 FILM: Private Benjamin (1980). Comedy, starring Goldie Hawn. (T) 7.10 5 News Weekend. (T) 7.15 FILM: Columbo: Uneasy Lies the Crown (1990). A dentist plans to poison his wife’s lover and make it look like she killed him, but reckons without the attentions of the crumpled cop. Crime drama, with Peter Falk and James Read. (T) 8.50 NCIS. The team tries to trace the history of a gun believed to have been used in a murder at a naval base 9.45 NCIS. CIA agent Trent Kort returns to track down a dangerous criminal, and Gibbs is forced to put his personal feelings aside to assist in the investigation. (R) (T) 10.40 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 11.35 Law & Order: Criminal Intent. (T) 12.35 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. (T) 1.05 SuperCasino. 5.00 HouseBusters. (R) (T) 5.25 Divine Designs. (R) (T) 5.50 County Secrets. (R) (T) 6.05 Hana’s Helpline. (R) (T) 6.15 The Milkshake! Show. (R) (T) 6.40 Thomas & Friends.

Saturday 16th March, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks to virtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano. 18.05 FAQ - Qrops Pension release and....cake making ! 18.30 Let’s Talk – with writer and veteran of the Costa Blanca Dave Bull and entertainer Paul Christie. 19.00 An Evening At... Ultimate Tributes – Husband and wife team combine their talents for an evening of fabulous tributes. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.05 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 7.15 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 7.25 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 7.30 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 7.45 Olive the Ostrich. (R) (T) 7.50 Abby’s Flying Fairy School. (R) (T) 8.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) (T) 8.05 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 8.25 Animal Antics. (R) (T) 8.30 Make Way for Noddy. (R) (T) 8.40 City of Friends. (R) (T) 8.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 9.05 Milkshake! Show Songs. (R) (T) 9.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) (T) 9.30 Angelina Ballerina. (R) (T) 9.45 Rupert Bear. (R) (T) 10.00 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 10.15 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (T) 10.25 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 10.40 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 11.00 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 11.15 Power

Saturday 16th March, 2013 09:00 Darren James' Saturday Breakfast 12:00 Simply Small Talk with Angela & Michelle 14:00 Sport Zone with Kevin Reardon 18:00 The Superior Rhythm Soul Show with Deano 21:00 Calder´s Confessions 23:00 Al Walser´s Weekly Top 20 00:01 Exite Overnight


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ALICANTE’S BURIED MOUNTAIN HOUSE BIGGEST FALL IN PROPERTY PRICES IS IN SPAIN Casa Kanta Reya, a house buried deep in the hills of Alicante, Spain, has been selected as one of the year’s most innovative projects by Genera 2013 Environment and Energy International Trade Fair. The house uses natural sources (biomass, solar thermal and photovoltaic, and wind) to provide itself with 100% of its energy needs. And it is the only housing project selected to feature amongst the deluge of engineering and technological works at this year’s fair. By submerging itself into the landscape, it not only allows

its residents to disconnect from life’s stresses, it means the environmentally friendly home has the highest energy rating possible – Type A. Great for the environment, and economical for its owners. Casa Kanta Reya not only meets its own energy demands, but can also capture the water it needs and manage its waste through the use of renewable energies, natural resources, reuse and recycling. This is possible because 90% of the house is either buried in the hillside or upholstered with indigenous Mediterranean plants and shrubs.

The designers of the project, Estudio 030 said: “Working with nature, and mimicking the surroundings with bio-inspired shapes, completely integrates the house with the environment and the landscape. It’s not just beneficial for the environment, it’s also a perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the world.” Casa Kanta Reya, which is part was funded by the Casas Camaleon enterprise in Alicante, was recently exhibited in Genera 2013, Madrid, alongside the 13 other innovative projects that were selected for this year’s fair.

Statistics released this week reveal that the price of housing in Spain recorded a drop of 15.2% in the third quarter of 2012, which is the biggest drop among all European Union countries, and a decrease of 1.9% compared to same period in 2011, while amongst other Eurozone countries, the drop was 2.5%, making Spain an attractive investment for property buyers still. According to data published by the European statistical office, the annual fall of house prices in Spain accelerated during the last year, since in the second quarter of 2012 the drop was 14.4% and 12.5% ??in the first three months of the year. In quarterly terms, housing in Spain was down 3.7% in the third quarter, above the average

decline of 0.7% in the Eurozone and 0.4% in the whole of the EU, only behind the decrease of 4.2% and 3.7% observed in Romania and the Netherlands, respectively. The largest increases in prices were observed in Estonia, up 8.4%, Luxembourg, up 7.1%, and Finland, up 2.1%. As well as Spain´s 15.2% drop, Ireland also declined by 9.6%, the Netherlands by 8.7%, and Portugal by 7.7%. In a statement accompanying the figures, they said that, “The evolution of housing prices is important for the purposes of our economy and monetary policy, particularly to monitor macroeconomic imbalances and risk exposure of the financial sector and is relevant to households, to measure changes in prices the largest component of spending and household wealth”.


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Sponsored by Costa Blanca Green Fee Services. Here on the Costa’s golf is one of the biggest leisure time activities for both tourists and resident alike and with this in mind we have secured the services of Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services to provide a weekly round up of local golfing events and topics and in conjunction with us at THE LEADER will provide discounted golf prices to all of our readers and run our golf competitions. Changing Sponsors We have commented in recent weeks on the huge new sponsorship deal accepted by Rory McIlroy from Nike. Last year he had an exceptionally successful year winning tournaments and finishing as the top ranked player in the world. Obviously with the change in sponsor comes a change in clubs and equipment and already this year he has made an early exit from the Accenture Match play championship and last week walked out after 8 holes of the second round of the Honda Classic when 8 over par and claiming that mentally he was not in a good place at the moment. There was a portent from this in 1988 when Ian Woosnam finished the 1987 season as world number one and achieved a staggering 246 under par for the year playing Mizuno clubs but switched sponsors to Maruman for much dosh but couldn’t hit the ball out of his own way and only improved when they took a set of Mizuno clubs and stamped the Maruman name on them. Clearly the financial rewards for changing sponsors are beyond the comprehension of most people but rarely does such a move prove successful where it all matters, on the golf course and it will be interesting to see if Rory can recover that magical touch and how long the change process will take. Hopefully not too long because he is an exceptional talent. We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us. The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you. Golf Course Alenda Alicante Altorreal Bonalba Corvera La Finca La Peraleja La Marquesa La Serena Las Colinas Las Ramblas Roda Villamartin Vistabella

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For bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blancagreenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER. Golfing Weather Watch The weather pattern still remains a little unsettled and so we could see a bit of everything in the next week. So don’t put away the waterproofs just yet. Hollow Tining Watch Altorreal – 18th-19th March 2013 Quotation of the week “I tried to book tickets on line for the new Elvis musical but they kept asking me to press one for the money and two for the show” – Simon Morton.

We had our second monthly open competition at La Serena golf course our new home base. What a good choice we made when we decided to relocate to this fine golf course. Initially our concern related to the number of balls that may or may not find their way into the various water courses. I don't know if it is luck or the fact that our golfers are accurate off the tee, anyway there has not been a single whimper about the topic. The course is improving daily and was well presented for our competition. Thanks must go to the hard work of the green keepers and Bruno and his office staff. They are extremely polite and very attentive to their clients, which is much appreciated by all the members. We are delighted to welcome to the club all the new members. In the last month we have registered with the federation 12 new members and they will soon be able to take advantage of the very competitively priced tournaments offered by Valencia. For example last week at Villaitana the entrance fee for the golf was 18 euro, not bad especially in these difficult times. The new members have certainly proved their metal and have wasted no time in appearing in the winner's enclosure. We had 36 members and guests competing on the day and with little or no wind scoring was expected to be good. It was decided to have two member's categories and a visitors section and the results were as follows; in the members section, Valencia registered member's prize, Eddie Wall 34

points. Visitors John McCarthy with 36 points. In category II we had a family affair with the Ellenders competing for the first and second prize, on this occasion Geoff came out on top with 39 points and Bev on 36 points. In Category I second place went to Dave Mullett with 36 points and the winner of the category Eddie Stapleton with 38 points. The gross was won by our Captain Denis McCormack with 30 points. The nearest the pin prizes were won by Tom Halpin holes 6 and 16. Eddie Stapleton holes 7 and 9 and hole 17 John O'Brien and hole 18 Camillus Fitzpatrick. We also presented the Club engraved weekly Galway brandy crystal glasses to the much deserved winners, Bev Ellender 36 points and Ritchie Heaton 46 points. Unfortunately we had two or three late cancellations, in fact one cancellation was sent at 1am on the day of the competition. As you can imagine it takes a lot to organise the day and at least two days notice if you are not able to appear would be appreciated. We welcome to the club all our new members and I hope you had a good day. With so few lady members it is very refreshing to see them compete at the highest levels and demonstrating their competitive streak. Can I remind members that membership is now due for renewal. For further details contact 965076758 or 662 422 605 or e-mail johnobrienalicante@gmail.com.

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At Mar Menor on 4th March. Another cold, wet and windy day for our latest visit to our home course Mar Menor Village for our Captain’s Charity Day. It was decided to play a mystery pairs Stableford competition with partners being drawn at random on conclusion of the round and with one exception, despite the miserable conditions, everyone managed to complete their rounds and get back to the sanctuary of the bar at Route 66 where a grand raffle was held. It is pleasing to report that a further 145 euros was raised to add to the Captain’s ever increasing fund and Dean Charles, the Captain, announced that he now had in excess of £1200 in hand for his chosen Charity, Marie Curie Hospice in Liverpool. With another 2 months of his year to go it is hoped that this total is further increased and he thanked the members for their continued generosity. With regard to the competition, unsurprisingly scores on the day were, with one notable exception below average, but our Swedish lady member, Yvonne Fogelin, certainly showed the men the way with a splendid individual score of 38 points and deservedly won a prize for the best individual score in Category 2. Amazingly the players with the six next best scores were all drawn together and the prize for best aggregate Pairs Stableford score was awarded to Geoff Walters and Ron Smith on count back over the last 9 holes. The full list of winners on the day were: 1st Geoff Walters and Ron Smith with 66 points. 2nd Quentin Williams and John Edwards with 66 points. 3rd Roy Welburn and Charlie Rodgers with 65 points. Best Individual score in Category 1 was won by Quentin Williams with 35 points. Nearest the Pin prizes were won by John Edwards, Geoff Walters (2), Tommy Clarke and Ron Beales and the 2’s fund was shared by Geoff Walters, John Mitton and John Edwards. Next week on Monday 11th March we are making our first ever visit to Lorca Golf and Country Club and unless members have advised the Secretary of their intention to go direct, they should meet at Lo Monte Hotel, Pilar de la Horadada, no later than 8.30 to travel in convoy. Contact: Geoff Walters, Secretary, Tel 966 763 369 or email geofwalt@telefonica.net

Peraleja Golf by Gail Coultate With trepidation and wet suits packed the Society travelled down to Seve's course at Paraleja, but we need not have worried the sun was shining brightly and all doubts were dispelled. It is a tough little course this, so the AmAm format suited everyone and helped to keep the spirits up after a bad hole. There were 27 of us who held our nerve and resisted to call to cancel on the very wet Tuesday the day before the game. The course was wet in patches but not a problem as we played lift and place on to firm ground and the same with the sandy patches on the fairways on the last few holes, this said the greens were very good and fast and hard to read. It was nice to have Mick the Grip play with us again, he always adds a positive input to the proceedings and his knowledge of golf is invaluable. The winning teams were: 1st Tony Ellis, Malcolm Morrison, Ian Blincoe and John Henderson 81pts 2nd Gail Coultate, Colin Ranson, John Soderberg and Paul Carter 74pts 3rd George Stewart, Geoff Dowsett, Peter Morris and Bob Bunyon 68pts on countback The NTPs: John Soderberg hole 2, Gordon Cobb hole 9, Mick the Grip hole 12 and Tom Johnson hole 16. There were also two 2s, Mick the Grip and Brian Coultate. The free game draw was won by Gail Coultate. Our next game is at El Plantio on the 20th March and Bonalba 3rd April. Our much awaited day away to Lorca is now on the website so please put your names down as soon as possible as it is run on a first come first served basis as there is a limited amount of places available. For those wishing to join or have a look at how we do things then go to our website at http://sites.google.com/site/locrispingolf/ and read our Members Handbook.


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EUROGOLF SOCIETY AT LA MARQUESA 51 members took part in the March Monthly Medal/Birthday Cup at our home course of La Marquesa on Thursday 7 March. The forecast was for rain from noon onwards, however we were lucky to get away with just a few spots. Although conditions were reasonable, only the winner was anywhere near breaking par. Commiserations to Ian Turner who had a ‘mare of a game’ and was beaten by Bill Martin in the final of the Men’s’ Singles Annual Competition. However, it did make his day when he found out that he had come in with a better score than his other half. The results are as follows: Gold Division: 1st Roy Lowe 72 nett, 2nd Ian Pegg 76 nett, 3rd Ken Brett 77 nett Silver Division: 1st Colin Hobden 78 nett, 2nd Liz Menzies 79 nett, 3rd Chris Stanley 79 nett Nearest the Pins: 5th None - Supavalu, 11th Debbie Weedon - Manolo’s, 12th Bill Martin Manolo’s, 15th David Gregson - Bar Sophia, 17th Bob Buckeridge - Lo Maribu. Thanks to all

OVERALL WINNER OF MARCH MONTHLY MEDAL/BIRTHDAY CUP – ROY LOWE

There are still a few places left for the Away Day on 14 April at Vista Bella. Speak to Ian next week if you want to be included. TOFF’s Results Tuesday 5 March 2013 Overall Winner –Debbie Weedon

Gold Division: 1st John Fairhurst 35 points, 2nd Bob Buckeridge 34 points, 3rd Mike Young 33 points. Silver: 1st Debbie Weedon 36 points, 2nd Bob Shorley 34 points, 3rd Ken Brett 32 points. Bronze: 1st Beverley Fairhurst 34 points, 2nd Cindy Green 34 points, 3rd Morag Turner 33 points. Best Front Nine: Jill Young - 18 Best Back Nine: Gordon White - 20

LA ZENIA GOLF SOCIETY AT LA SERENA A great turn out at La Serena on Thursday, Nice fresh day with a little light rain for about ten minuets, which was wrongly forecast by Terry Cullen who said it would start at eleven o'clock and carry on for three hours, he was a hour out with the start time and three hours fifty minuets with the duration. Luckily his golf was better, winning his pairs championship game with Brian Newton. Fresh work on the greens did not help with putting, otherwise the course was in good shape. We played full handicap stableford with two n/t/p's plus a two's competition. Two pairs match play championship and one single match play game was played. In the pairs Brian Newton / Terry Cullen and Mike Sephton / Steve Woods were victors and in the single game Nick Brooks won a tight game against Andy Kane. We returned back to Gogarty's for the presentations made by Vice Captain Ernie Wilson. Thanks again to James and his staff for their hospitality and special thanks to James for sponsorship of the raffle prize. Results today Winner

with 36 pt's on count back Nick Brooks, no two's winners roll over to next week, N/T/P's No 9 Del Boy ( Bowen ) No 17 Kevin Farrell. Due to the poor weather on the 28th February, The Presidents Trophy and Trevor Brown Player of the Year shield ,will now be played next Thursday 14th at La Peraleja. Please note some venue and time changes, from my previous reports. Players who do not complete up to date, with their Pairs and Single match play championship games by the 14th March will have to forth fit their match. Please note another future date on Saturday 20th April we have arranged the captain's change over meal at the Orihuela Costa Resort 7-30 for 8-00 start. I will send a email copy of the menu and cost's later in the week On Thursday 25th April will be the final Presidents Trophy and Trevor Brown Player of the Year Shield at Saurines de la Torre, first tee 10-00 After the game will be the AGM. It is important that all members attend this game, so we came arrange the costing for members.

Another date is Thursday 2nd May At Peraleja first tee 9-00 for 9 holes and second tee at 12-00 for 18 holes again, priority is given to members Diary Dates : Thursday 14th March at Peraleja first tee 10-00, meet at Gogarty's 8-30, Saturday 9th March at El Valle, first tee 8-50 meet at Gogarty's 7-45, Thursday 14th March PT at Peraleja, first tee 10-00, meet at Gogarty's 8-30, Saturday 16th March at Riquelme first tee 1120, meet at Gogart's 10-30, Thursday 21st March at El Valle, first tee 10-00 meet at Gogarty's 8-30, Saturday 23rd March at Hacienda del Alamo first tee 10-40 meet at Gogarty's 9-00, Thursday 28th March Presidents Trophy at El Valle first tee 10-00 meet at Gogarty's 8-30, Saturday 30th March at Saurines de la Torre first tee 9-50 meet at Gogarty's 8-15. Guests are welcome to all our games, clubs can be hired, all info on the notice board outside Gogarty's. Contact Numbers 667196178 Eric, 690268711 Maurice ..... Eric Lucas Secretary

SAN MIGUEL GOLF SOCIETY AT VILLAMARTIN Most of the thirty plus golfers arriving at Villamartin well before 9am on what have become recently known as “Wet, Windy & Wild Wednesdays” could hardly believe the conditions…..dry, sunny and warm!! Maybe after all, the arrival of March is going to go down as a milestone in the local weather conditions. There were even a few of the San Miguel Golf Society who must have actually believed the weather forecast earlier in the week which mentioned a midweek high of 22º and to celebrate they decided to give some white legs a bit of an airing! It was a big surprise to the vast majority who had spent all day Tuesday scraping and hosing half the Sahara off porches, paths and patios. As a golfer of many years I understand that mixing a little sand in with the rain makes it ideal to be sprinkled quite liberally on the area’s courses as it nourishes the grass and fills in the divots simultaneously. But to randomly drench all the neighbouring properties and cars with such a mucky mixture seems grossly unfair, modern technology should be adapted in some way to direct such conditions only where they are welcome. Anyway, back to the golf – I can’t report that the

beautiful Spanish weather caused a highscoring day as not one player in the whole field broke par. Mid to high twenties in Stableford points appeared to be the popular range with quite a few even struggling to reach into the 20’s. Alan Gilbert took the honours for best guest player with a mere 23 points while NTP sleeves of balls were awarded to Graham Cockayne (6th), Marg Birtwistle (9th), Chris Hamblett (13th) & John Osborne (17th). Silver division’s top 4 were Ellen Drakesmith (26 C/B), Chris Hamblett (28), Les Wilton (32) & Ian Parkinson (36). Gold division’s winners were Alan McDonald (29), John Osborne (31), John Drakesmith (32) & Brian Staines with 35. To keep things in the family Jenny Staines picked up this week’s “Abacus” award with her “not so good” points

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QUESADA GOLF SUPER LEAGUE ALTORREAL GOLF 4TH MARCH 2013 Match 4 saw us return to Altorreal. The forecast for the day was rain around 4pm. First tee saw us on a cloudy, cold March day so much so that everybody thought they were in England, but the day was only to get worse, as the forecast was totally wrong as by lpm we were all playing in waterproofs. This of course makes a lot of difference to the swing, the putting and the general all round play on the day. Hence even Benijofar didn’t come in with their usual set of scores. Nevertheless we all finished and made our way back to the Old 9th for some much needed hot fuel. Many thanks to the Old 9th for providing us with excellent hospitality at the end of a bad day. TEAM SCORES below:

our sponsors. Best Gross: Roy Lowe 83 gross Best Front Nine: Malcolm Foskett 37 Best Back Nine: Tom Hull 36 (c/b)

Football Winners: David Curtis, Alan Bacon, Tony Stanley and Frances Buckeridge.

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tally earning a fine bottle of vino! Well done to all the prize-winners. El Plantio and Roda are our next 2 meetings with full details of these and more on www.smgs.org or, with Barry away on another holiday, give Phil B. 659 439 074 or Ken F. 616 079 790 a quick buzz. Visitors are always made very welcome.

Claptons GS Chris Gridley/Paul Burletson 34 pts Mick O'Grady/KWilliams 27 pts Mike Wyatt/John Harvey 35 pts Ian Faulkner/David Gray 28 pts

Old 9th GS Lew Joss/Keith Wright 33 pts Peter Butterworth/K Smith 36 pts Colin Edwards/Alan Gifford 33 pts Phil Harris/Bill Fantom 31 pts

Benijofar GS Andy Trefry/Dave Smith 38 pts Larry Kinsela/Michael Swan 33 pts Stuart Tosh/John Fullicks 37 pts John Kemp/Steve Edwards 36 pts

Lunes GS Jeff Greswell 25 pts Tony Simmonds/Keith Lowe 34 pts Dave Mace/Phil Docherty 33 pts Geoff Tedham 33 pt

Nearest the Pins; 5th Steve Edwards (Benijofar GS), 8th Peter Butterworth (Old 9th GS), 10th Phil Harris (Old 9th GS), 17th Peter Butterworth (Old 9th GS) P W D L Bon Pts Benijofar GS 16 12 1 3 12 49 Lunes GS 16 7 1 8 6 28 Claptons GS 16 6 0 10 3 21 Old 9th GS 16 6 0 10 3 21

EL PLANTIO 2 GOLF SOCIETY GREENSOME Getting up last Tuesday morning we discovered that it had rained mud during the night. After hosing down my car I drove through a brownish mist to El Plantio to find a rather small gathering of golf mates, most of them having run late because the muddy rain had been spread apparently over a large area in the Costa Blanca. Still on time we started with only 10 players, so one group with two pairs and one of three. My partner in crime was Ray H – bad luck for him – and the other two pairs were Keith S with John O’B and Martin R with Dave Swann. Our strategy was simple – in fact the only one possible – Ray would put his ball on the green, then I would try to get the ball close to the hole, preferable into the hole (dream on), then Ray would put out for a 3 at least. It worked quite well for some time – even though the birdies wouldn’t come – and the occasional 4 didn’t bother us. Halfway during the second round it went wrong, 5-7-5 and the game was gone. In the meantime the other two pairs showed what remarkably good co-operation really meant, taking the usual ups and downs in their stride. Like on the 7th when the Swann went for a birdie but then got goosed. Passing by the pond he met five geese who wouldn’t let him go unnoticed, he startled, his trolley fell down losing a few clubs and the geese really laughed their heads off. On the next hole we saw Keith tee off, his ball landed on the front of the green, ran forward, slowed down and finally disappeared into the hole. A Hole-in-One!! John at first tried to convince Keith that they would use his ball but when he found the bunker decide to withdraw his suggestion. Back on the terrace we had the pleasant company of Elsa and Lyn, both looking quite well, as usual. At the presentation only one bottle for a NTP, for Ian Henderson at the 6th hole, as the choice for the 3rd meant that the infamous Mr Nobody took it there. Third place with a score of 52.66 was for Keith Smith and John O’Brien – thanks to the H-i-O – while second were Gordon Abba and George Stanhope with a score of 50.68. The winners today Martin Rickman and Dave Swann with a very good score of 48.24. Finally the trophy and the money for the Hole-in-One was handed out to Keith Smith, well done! The only person not mentioned in this report? That was good old Gordon Wayne, partnering Ian today. They just beat Ray and me with a few hundreds. Next Tuesday’s competition 12th March at El Plantio will be a special event when we will compete for the Tommy Jorgensen Trophy, to be played with a Stableford format. Put your name down by the Sunday before and make sure to be there on Tuesday on time well before 09.30. See you all in good health! Visitors are welcome, contact Ian Henderson, tel 966716616 or mobile 636116230.


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SUCCESS FOR CLUB TRAGAMILLAS IN CARAVACA DUATHLON Last Saturday marked the thirteenth Caravaca duathlon, the third scoring duathlon circuit in the region of Murcia comprising of a 6.3 km run, followed by a 32 km bike and finishing with a 3, 1 km footrace. In total there were nine competitors from the Orihuela Club Tragamillas who travelled to Murcia for the race, gaining 7 individual prizes and achieving second place team in the men. The results were: Barbara Alfaro, overall 2nd and 1st veterans. Alberto Lara, 1st place under-23 male. Sergio Gomez, 2nd place under-23 male. Fausto Lopez, veterans 3rd place. Christopher Vera, 3rd place junior men José Caselles, veterans 2nd place.

Euronics, Blue Lagoon, are celebrating their 3rd birthday. They would like to say thanks to all their cusomers and look forward to continued trading in the area for many years.

EURONICS THURSDAY DART LEAGUE “THE ELECTRICAL SHOP” - BLUE LAGOON 7 March 2013 Pb´s Pirates The Hub Meerkats Madigans Hattons Honeys Breeze Bar Busters Sporting Misfits

4-8 Rendezvous Los Toros 10-2 Breakaways 8-4 Pint Depot All Stars 3-9 Hattons Hunks 4-8 The Hub Hyenas 4-8 Gogarty´s Gophers 6-6 Mirador Mixtures

Result of Postponed Match Breakaways 6-6 Breeze Bar Rendezvous L Toros Gogarty´s Gophers The Hub Meerkats The Hub Hyenas Hattons Hunks Madigans Busters Breakaways Pb´s Pirates Breeze Bar Sporting Misfits Hattons Honeys Mirador Mixtures Pint Depot All Stars

P 20 19 20 19 19 20 20 20 20 20 19 20 20 20

W 17 17 16 13 11 11 8 7 8 6 4 2 0 0

D 3 2 2 3 3 2 4 4 1 2 3 1 3 3

L 0 0 2 3 5 7 8 9 11 12 12 17 17 17

F 175 176 161 148 127 147 122 123 102 102 101 55 65 62

A 65 52 79 80 101 93 116 117 138 138 127 185 175 178

Pts 37 36 34 29 25 24 20 18 17 14 11 5 3 3

180s: Terry Hagenaars x 4, Graham Dunning, Amanda Skinner (Rendezvous), Jim Cheevers (PB´s Pirates), George Caine (Misfits), Mark Farmer, Jim Macey-Lillie, Des Field (Madigans), Derek Kingsbury, John Eyre (Meerkats), Mike Snow (Breakaways), Mark Todd (Gogarty´s), Paul Baxter (Breeze Bar) 171s: Tony Beverley (Breeze Bar), Graham Todd (Meerkats), Martin Hastings (Rendezvous) Highest game shot: Eddie Bendelow (Hub Meerkats) 157 (T20,T19,D20) Best single: Mark Farmer (Madigans) 15 darts Some impressive scoring paralleled with some dubious finishing keeps Gogarty´s snapping at the heels of table topping Rendezvous. The Gophers got off to a great start against the unpredictable but dangerous Busters. James Brown registered a 140 with Mark Todd helping out with a ton and then narrowly missing D18 for a 116 out. Brown managed D14 for 0-1. Irene Russell got the home side away with a 140 in the first triple, countered by Paul Easton´s 100 and Ali O´Keef´s 120,D2. Busters upped the scoring in the third, Mark Filer 130 and Ray Harvey 121 ensuring the hosts clawed a leg back. Gogarty´s took all three pairs, the formidable partnership of Easton 100 and O´Keef 140 followed by an excellent 103 out (S17,T18,D16), taking the first in style. Busters second pair of Babs Warren 76,85 and Mark Filer 76 and 140 pressured the opposition of Brown 125,100 and Jack Todd scoring 93 to set up D18 which partner Brown took out at the next visit. Chris O´Brien managed a D1 after a long drawn out third pair, but a winning leg nevertheless 1-5. The first singles was a classic, Easton had the throw and promptly record-

ed 125 and 124, his opponent Peter O´Rourke responded with a 140 but it was a little too late as Easton hit T9 (missing the T14) S15,D20 for a decent 82 out and the ensured draw. The canny Bill Warburton selected O´Keef next to win the match, he registered 100 and 137 but hadn’t allowed for the doggedness of Irene Russell who chased him all the way only for both players to miss opportunities before O´Keef finally managed D1 for both points. Brown faced last year´s singles finalist Mark Filer in game 3 and they showed just how good these two are, recording 5 tons between them. With Brown leaving a double after a 101 Filer calmly slotted home a 42 out. Another D1 finish in the next, spoilt an otherwise excellent leg between Todd 2x100, the elder and Babs Warren 81,85, both players having opportunities before Todd scoring the remaining two points. A further D1 determined game 5, Buster Ray Harvey scoring 100,125 to set up a finish against Kevin Fitzpatrick 100,87 and once again both players visited the oche on more than one occasion, Harvey settling the score. The very capable Shirley Roberts faced Chris O´Brien in the final leg and this time put the game safely away on D2. It could have been so different, scores for show, doubles for dough. Easton edged out O´Keef as Gogarty´s man of the match. Around the league high scoring featured in most matches. Martin Hastings recorded a 171 (3x19s) for the Bulls in their away victory to league plate chasing PB´s. Not to be outdone Brian Nash went out on a fine 126 to rattle the championship chasers. Down at Los Dolses Madigans had three players recording 3 tons apiece Mark Taylor, Des Field and last week´s Exite Radio player of the week Jim Macey-Lillie. They were supported by the ever improving Leah Chesworth 140. Ray Pryce 115 and Gary Minor 100 replied for the All Stars from the Pint Depot who after this defeat and Mixtures excellent draw find themselves supporting the league. In fact both teams find themselves without a win and three draws to their credit and with a very similar leg difference. Could be tight for the unwanted accolade. Dare I say it, but the Mixtures had a slight advantage in their match over their opponents the Misfits, half of whom were in Las Vegas, mixing with the highflyers of the roulette and black jack tables, in the luxurious surrounds of the Luxor and Mirage Hotel/Casino. Hope they return with a few dollars. It did mean however the Mixtures had the well earned cushion of a 4-0 lead before Grainne Sharkey and George Cain replied for the Misfits. Dan Jones made it 5 for the visitors and then Sharkey reduced the deficit with her second win of the night. Dave Wright made it 6 before the Misfits reeled off the last 3 for a draw and point for each team. It was party time down at Hattons where the Honeys entertained the Hunks. It was captains Julie and Stewart McCullouch´s 26th wedding anniversary. Somehow they were drawn to play each other but who instigated this recipe for disaster? Julie won the day, with smiles all round. Congratulations to the happy pair. The bubbly was out at half time which probably made Stewart´s defeat not so important. Joe Hawkins secured the 7th leg for the Hunks to land both points and retaining a creditable 5th leg place. Phil De Lacy took the Honeys third and last leg. Breakaways played twice this week, their first a re-arranged match with the Breeze Bar. A 4-2 advantage at half time was quickly wiped out by the Breezers who won the next 4 to secure a point. Cyril Harrison and Del Lister came good for the hosts to level and share the spoils. Jane Kelly was nominated Breezers man of the match. Breakaways second match didn’t quite go the same way, this time against the Meerkats at the Hub. A 5-0 advantage for the Kats was reduced by Lister and Harrison 133,D7 mak-

ing it 5-1 at half time. Although Harrison recorded a further ton it was Lister who added a further leg winning his single on D7. Mike Snow 125 and Mike Douglas 100 were Breakaways other top scorers. John Eyre stood out from the rest of the under-performing Kats with 2x100,2x121 and 2 out shots. The Hub Hyenas retain fourth spot after their visit to the Breeze Bar, San Miguel. The Breezers took the first but were no match for the free scoring Hyenas in both triples. Richie Weaver 100,D4 and Geoff Proudfoot 100,D16 did the damage for the visitors. Proudfoot 2x100 and D17, with Andy Brooker 95 were too strong for Tony Beverley 100 and Vince Humphries in the first pair. John Bowden 134 and Paul Baxter pulled one back for the Breezers, only for Lee Holtham to hit D10 for 2-4. Hyenas´s skipper Simon Williams went on first in the singles scoring well but lost his way on the double finally going out on D1. Holtham recorded 2x140 in the second which is usually enough to beat anyone, not so against Baxter who hit 81 followed by a 180. A middle of the D16 followed for the Breezers third leg. Bowden 133,D8 took out Joe Miller for 4-5 giving the opportunity of gaining a minimum of a point to next on Brooker 135,85,D4 who duly obliged. Richie Weaver 115,D20 made sure of both points for the travellers. Williams nominated Geoff Proudfoot as his man of the match and the half time refreshments are some of the best he has devoured. The championship takes a break this week as the K.O. Pairs takes preference. Current champions James Brown and Chris O´Brien (Gogarty´s) are pairing up once again hoping to retain the trophy they won in style last term. Last season´s runners-up Steph and Tracey Simpson (Mixtures) are doing likewise and will be hoping to qualify from the Hattons venue, as will Geoff Proudfoot and Joe Miller (Hub Hyenas). Down at the Rendezvous old timers John Eyre and Paul Durrant (Kats) will be up against current hot shots Ali O´Keef and Paul Easton (Gophers) alongside Phil Waller and Amanda Skinner (Bulls). All capable of qualifying to the semi final stages. Andy Brooker and Geoff Harvey will also be looking for a scalp or two if they find the form they are capable of. I wouldn’t like to pick the winners from the Busters venue, its going to be a real humdinger. Messrs. Brown and O´Brien and team mates Mark Todd and Kevin Fitzpatrick feature as do Boris Ostrowski and the Hag, Terry Hagenaars (Bulls). The Hawkins boys (Hunks) Jake and Joe will be no pushovers as will the Bulls hotshots of Trevor Hartley and Graham Dunning, not forgetting two players in blistering form Jim Macey-Lillie and Des Field. What a venue, should be some great darts down at Playa Flamenca. Pick the winners from that lot! Coming back down to earth, the Mirador venue is a pretty level playing field, but expect Ron Chadwick and Martin Hastings (Bulls) to figure as will Rob Hawkins and Martin Sear (Hunks). The draw for matches will be made on the night, registration 8.30, game on 8.45. The Breakaways club has been nominated as the preferred venue for the league semi-final, finals and presentation on May 9th and 16th. A complimentary buffet will be offered on the night with both evenings anticipated to be a sell out. As usual there will be a raffle supported by Euronics (El Galan) and Treasure Chest (Villamartin) with prizes expected to exceed 1000€. Steph Simpsons (Hattons) will be visiting all Euronic teams for additional support to this very popular raffle. Listen to darts chit chat on Exite Radio 89.2FM or 93.1FM live on Saturday between 3 and 4 p.m. Paul Durrant, League Chairman


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CADENA SUNRISE TENPIN 6 March (Week The Cherries 0-8 Terror Pins 8-0 Bowling Stones 6-2 Sol Amigo´s 8-0 The Bandits 6-2 Sausage Rollers 4-4 Top Performers Hi Game/Scratch Hi Game/Hc Hi Series/Scratch Hi Series/Hc

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23) Fowl Play Deses Perado´s Alley Cats Non Playing Team Gulley Huggers Carp R Us

Results and League Table Monday 4th March 2013 Sportsman “A” Team TJ's Jays Catorce Leopards Hoggies Falcons Izzys Bar Magpies Bar Virgo Voles Ebony & Ivory Jaguars Bar Meson Galea

Ladies Gents Gill Bateman 170 Diego Munos 225 Lissa Richardson 213 Diego Munos 258 Gill Bateman 447 Diego Munos 560 Sue Duke 577 Diego Munos 659

P W D L Tot Av Sol Amigo´s 69 69 1 22 53225 771 Alley Cats 69 66 0 26 52947 767 The Bowling Stones 69 62 0 30 52338 758 Fowl Play 69 60 0 32 52981 767 Blitz N Splitz 66 57 1 30 49548 750 Terror Pins 69 54 1 37 51907 752 Carp R Us 69 54 0 38 52276 757 Sausage Rollers 69 51 0 41 52117 755 Sunrise Colegas 66 50 0 38 49426 748 The Bandits 69 42 1 49 50191 727 Deses Perado´s 69 30 0 62 48420 701 The Cherries 69 19 1 72 45460 658 Gulley Huggers 69 15 0 77 46452 673 Non Playing Team 69 8 1 83 45891 665 NOTE - Blitz N Splitz v Sunrise Colegas match rearranged

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Pts 139 132 124 120 115 109 108 102 100 85 60 39 30 17

ABBEY ANGLING MATCH FISHING By Terry Screen This week’s 9th round of the Abbey Angling Cup was fished on the 5th March at the Eden Stretch. Following the heavy downpours of rain the water was really pushing through with the levels rising throughout the match, they are now cutting the bamboos down and are at Rojales at present, and this in turn is putting vegetation in the water which was coming through in big rafts and made the fishing hard going, especially on the feeder. Maggot and corn seemed to be the bait with Mullet being taken on the bread punch. 1st Clive (No more Golf) Cleghorn with 5.200kg fishing the feeder using maggot, 2nd Dave (Yours Truly) Hoare with 5.120kg fishing the pole using the bread punch, 3rd Richard (The Lion heart) King with 4.180kg fishing the feeder using sweet corn All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.com or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965 32 8368

CARP-R-US ANGLING CLUB This week the Club fished the 5th round of the Spring series on the Eden Canal in Guardamar. The weather was a lot better than the previous week. First on the day was Geoff Tempest with a weight of 7.14 kilos. In second spot was Barry Homer (4.00 kilos), third was Steve Collins (3.869 kilos) and in fourth spot was Ann Fowles with 3.22 kilos. Round 6 of the series will be fished on the river Segura in the town centre of Murcia City. Meet on the bank at 8.50am for the draw, we will fish 10.00am to 3.00pm. Lets hope this match has better weather and the banks are not in so much of a quagmire. Tell Dave or Barry if you are fishing. Don´t forget that the Clubs next big Social night will be on next Saturday night the 16th of March, which is our pre Saint Patrick´s night celebration. The full menu is Bread with a touch of the green, a choice from either Crimped Tralee Trout will a Jameson Whiskey sauce or Dingle Coddle served with Colcannon and Cabbage. Followed by Mrs Browns Old Fashioned Apple Pie with cream. Entertainment is from a young Irish Lass called Sandy, cost of this evening is €9.50 to non Club members and €8.50 to members. The next one of the Clubs Quiz nights is on Tuesday the 12th of March starting at 7.30pm; the cost is 1€ per person and teams of 6 or less can take part. A game of Snowball Bingo is played for- over a hundred Euros to be won in 56 numbers or less during the course of the evening. The next Club meeting will be on Sunday the 17th of March with the Committee at 10.00am followed by the General meeting. The Clubs home is at the Bar El Alto La Dolores which can be found just off the N332 between La Mata and Guardamar. For further Information on this Angling & Social Club you can visit our web site at www.carprus.net or phone 966717923 for the latest information.

La Siesta Sharks Ebony & Ivory Jaguars Catorce Leopards Hoggies Falcons Bar Virgo Voles Sportsman “B” Team Izzys Bar Magpies TJ's Jays Hoggies Ospreys Hoggies Kestrels Sportsman “A” Team Catorce Lions Bar Meson Galea Ebony & Ivory Merlins Bar Virgo Robins Izzys Bar Peacocks

P 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23 23

6-3 8-1 8-1 7-2 4-5 6-3 8-1 3-6 W 17 15 14 14 13 12 11 11 11 11 11 10 10 10 7 7

Izzys Bar Peacocks Bar Virgo Robins Ebony & Ivory Merlins La Siesta Sharks Sportsman “B” Team Catorce Lions Hoggies Ospreys Hoggies Kestrels L 6 8 9 9 10 11 12 12 12 12 12 13 13 13 16 16

F 117 119 113 112 105 108 112 108 100 99 98 96 96 95 91 87

A 90 88 94 95 102 99 95 99 107 108 109 111 111 112 116 120

Diff 27 31 19 17 3 9 17 9 -7 -9 -11 -15 -15 -17 -25 -33

Pts 34 30 28 28 26 24 22 22 22 22 22 20 20 20 14 14

March 4th and week 23 and for the first time we have three 8-1 results which haven’t really affected league positions other than for the Merlins who drop 4 places. At the top and still with 4 points lead are Margaret’s La Siesta Sharks who went down heavily against my Falcons in Hoggies Bar. Even a big win did-

TORREVIEJA LADIES DARTS ORG League Format Week 9 Black Dog NR Dave's Babes Friendly's Temps 5 - 4 W’cats Dave's Babes 6 - 3 El Balcon Black Dog 5 - 4 Friendly's Temps Friendly Games W’cats Bar 46 6 - 3 Dollies El Balcon Chicas 5 - 4 Dollies Hot Darts: Thelma Storey 156 + 140 +123 + 119 + 105 +100, Shirley Stephenson 125x2 + 124 Margaret Boden 121, Greta Budnikaite 119 + 100x2, Ann Bartlett 115, Marie Dowson 114, Julie Musa111 + 100, Ann Wharton 109 + 108 + 100x2, Jane Bettell 106, Kath Walker102 + 100, Yvonne McIntosh 101 Ladies Singles On Tuesday the 19th March, the Ladies League Singles will be held at the Black Dog in Torrevieja. Registration will be at 20.00 hours with a 20.15 hours Start. The Draw has already been made at the Captain’s meeting, and Captain’s have been issued with the Draw Sheets. So those of you in the Preliminary Round, especially those at the beginning, should ensure that you are there ready to commence playing at 20.15 hours prompt. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. In the meantime, well done everyone, keep up the good work, and enjoy your darts. Pam Horton 96 571 0066, darts@arrakis.es

n’t stop us dropping down 1 place as the Leopards had a slightly better win. For the Sharks, Andy and Denis drooped a little without a win while for the Falcons, Bill and Sue rose to the occasion with 3 wins. Still in 2nd place are Shelagh’s Jaguars from Ebony and Ivory with their 8-1 win over Richard’s Hoggies Ospreys who unfortunately could only turn out 2 pairs in Richard’s absence. For the Ospreys only Phil and Jay managed 1 win while for the Jaguars, 2 pairs triumphed with 3 wins each. Up at The Sportsman Steve’s “A” team enjoyed a moderate win against Mary’s Peacocks from Izzys Bar who had Sue and John as the best pair with 2 wins while for The Sportsman Harry and Terry thrived on their 3 wins. Over at TJ’s Sue’s Jays almost took maximum with their 8-1 win over Derek’s Robins from Bar Virgo whose only success were Ann and Albert with their 1 win while for the Jays it was Pat and Tom who dropped the only loss. In Catorce, Keith’s visiting Merlins from Ebony and Ivory took a pounding in their 8-1 loss to John’s Leopards who have 3rd place on their own and who had Paul and Terry dropping the only game while it was Pam and Gina who were the only scoring pair for the Merlins. Over at Izzys Bar, Dorothy’s Magpies entertained Graham’s “B” team from The Sportsman in the only 5-4 result of the night and for the Magpies, Stewart and Jane continued their bad run without a win while for the Sportsman Bruce and Tony excelled with their 3 wins. Meanwhile at Bar Virgo. Val’s Voles triumphed against John’s Lions from Catorce who had Paul and Pat as the best pair with 2 wins while for the Voles, all 3 pairs levelled out with 2 wins each. In Bar Meson Galea, our newest venue, Ayliff’s team slipped up in their first home match against Russell’s Kestrels from Hoggies Bar whose best, yet again with 3 wins, were Brian and Barbara, while for Bar Galea Alan and Juliette floundered without a win all night. Ron Sheldon


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Over the previous week-end the remaining internal competition finals were completed and after some very tight games victories went to Diane Harwood and Pauline Rafferty in the Ladies 4 wood pairs, Sandra Burrows and Maggie Furness in the Ladies 2 wood pairs, Stuart Allman and Richard Lee in the Men’s 2 wood pairs, Arthur and Barbara Brown in the Mixed pairs and Brian and Pat Harman in the Mr and Mrs, well done to everyone who took part. Monday’s SABA league games produced another couple of good results in the Morning the Eagles playing at home against League leaders El Rancho Broncos had an impressive 10 points to 4 victory 110 shots to 100. Winning rinks were Pauline Rafferty, Pat Rafferty and Jim Harwood, Jim Dempsey, Diane Hudson and Brian Dunn, Leslie Prockter, Diane Harwood and George Gandy and Ken Savage, Chris Whittaker and Mac Maclean. On a cold and wet afternoon the Albatrosses travelled to Greenlands to face the Chestnuts and just managed to complete the minimum required 72 ends across the 6 rinks but produced a much needed 12 points to 2 win with 85 shots to the Chestnuts 51. Wins came from Andy Leggatt, Brian Harman and Maggie Furness, Martin Foulcer, Neil Burrows and Pat Harman, Bernard Ledger, Ian Kenyon and Richard Lee, Stuart Allman, Ann Rudkin and John Rudkin and Sandra Burrows, Bill Corbishley and Mo Thomas. The final two weeks of the SABA Leagues should be very interesting with the Albatrosses lying 3rd 1 pt behind second placed San Luis Trekkers and although the Eagles are only 5th who knows what a strong finish could do. The rest of the week was a very up and down affair on Tuesday our Fed Fours team entertained San Miguel and lost by 6 points to 2 with a very close shots position of 44 to Vistabella and 47 to San Miguel. Our one winning rink was Barbara Brown, Arthur Brown, Bill Corbishley and Brian Dunn. On Wednesday our Winter League team won 8 points to 2 against Greenlands winning on 3 rinks but only scraping the overall shots by 72 to 71. Winners were Ian Kenyon, Les Barber, Jenny Bowman and Pat Harman, Chris Whittaker, Martin Foulcer, Mac Maclean and Brian Dunn and Ann Rudkin, Arthur Brown, Brian Harman and Maggie Furness. Thursday saw the Fed Fours team in action again in a rearranged match against San Luis, once again we only managed to win on one rink but this time we took the overall shots by 58 to 51 so tying the points at 4 all. Congratulations to our big winners Sandra and Neil Burrows, Fred Willshire and John Rudkin. What can we say about Friday the Conquistadors won 14 – 0 against El Rancho Raiders while the Lanzadores lost 14 – 0 against Monte Mar 83 shots to 140 against. Conquistadors winning rinks were June Hitchcock, Russ Hudson and George Gandy, Pauline Rafferty, Jeff Neve and Brian Dunn, Peter Cadwell, Brian Pointon and Pat Rafferty, Jim Dempsey, Chris Whittaker and Mac Maclean, Lesley Prockter, Dianne Harwood and Trevor Hoare and Rosemarie Savage, Diane Hudson and Jim Harwood. Great performance everyone! Don’t Forget our Open Forum on Saturday

By Steve Hibberd With still another game to go, our Cedars are worthy champions of Southern league 'C' div. Congratulations to Allan and all the squad who have led the way virtually all season, for now they can relax and soak in the glory that has come their way. Home to Montemar Torreadors, they romped to a 10-4 victory, with these 4 rinks bringing home the bacon: T Hodges, T French, J Wray 29-8. M Beardsall, Z & J Wilcock 16-15. N Bater, D Webb, Pete Tomkins 22-7. K Page, M Kilby, A Brown 34-8. Not such good news for our two div 'A' sides I'm afraid. For the Elms it looks curtains, with the div 'B' trapdoor beckoning, as they went down 13-1 at Country Bowls. Not only did they lose overall by 17 shots, but 5 of the 6 rinks scored 17 points, and the point scoring rink of J Pocock, M Brown & B Pocock, drew 17 all - spooky eh! Meanwhile, the Oaks didn't fare much better, as they lost 4-10 at home to San Luis Lions. Overall, they only lost by 4 shots, and it was these 2 rinks that earned the points: J O'Brien, M Lockley, M Veale 25-10. S Stead, A Toozer, L Greenland 21-14. Having a small squad does have it's advantages, continuity being a major one, as our Fed 4s Bulls & Bears are finding out. Both at home to San Luis, they came up trumps by an identical 6-2 scoreline. In div 1, the Bulls met the Blues, with these 2 rinks leading the way: S Stead, J Pocock, M Brown, B Pocock 26-7. S Heath, D Greenland, S Hibberd, L Greenland 17-10. The afternoon shift saw the Bears do battle with the whites, with these boys & girls leading the way: T Coombs, D Webb, K Parker, M Edwards 21-12. M Lockley, S Johnson, J Parker, M Fryatt 15-10. The winter league side visited Vistabella, and although only 1 rink won, they only lost overall by a solitary shot. Well done: Bill Sims, B Miller, W & B Latham 23-10. Better luck for the Berleeners, who secured all 2 points, as the rink of S Johnson, H & N Cork, S Hibberd, won 28-9. Not wishing to detract from Cedars fine achievement, but the result of the week just has to be Maples SABA league victory away at runaway leaders San Luis Klingons. With 2 home games remaining, more of this 10-4 stuff, and dizzy heights can be achieved. Magnificent Maples Magic: S Stead, M Brown, B Pocock 19-15. P Goodfellow, S Hibberd, D O'Sullivan 177. M Mackay, A Toozer, M Fryatt 23-14. C Thomas, M Thomas, M Edwards 14-12. Our other top flight side, Sycamores, had a great 8-6 victory over La Marina. Keep it going: N Bater, Penny Tomkins, T Upham 23-7. E Merrick, J Wilcock, Pete Tomkins 20-15. K Page, J Newell, J Redfern 29-13. Finally, spare a thought for those intrepid Chestnuts, who got soaked to the skin in the course of duty, during their home match with Vistabella Albatrosses. Sensibly, proceedings were halted after 72 ends, with only T Lawton, H Langlois & G Inwood recording a victory (14-7), as they went down 2 points to 12.

COUNTRY BOWLS REPORT By Lynne Bishop. A lovely week of friendly bowling started with the SABA Discovery League Supernovas playing host to the Emerald Isle Moonrakers, both sides won three rinks apiece but the high score on one rink secured the the long game. Lynne Bishop, Sue Norris & Eric Bishop won 30-10. Gillian Morris, Charlie Watkins & Brian Patton won 24-13 and Sheila Whitehall, Geoff Paylor & Peter Whitehall won 17-15. Overall shots, Supernovas 111 (8) - 100 (6) Moonrakers. Our Fed 4's Division A Clarets were at the mercy of Top Cat Panthers from Quesada on Wednesday, they looked a threatening bunch but they didn't achieve the purrrfect result as we held them back on one rink! Sheila Whitehall, Charlie Watkins, George Thomson & Gerry Gough won 14-12 well done. Overall shots, Clarets 43 (2) - 59 (6) Panthers. C Division Merlots had a bye this week. Southern League Division A Ramblers also had an home game, they went head to head with the Greenlands Elms and they certainly cut them down to size. A triumphant win of thirteen points was very nice thank you. All games were incredibly close with some rinks just stumbling over the line. Lin Watkins, Barry Norris & Gerry Gough won 24-17. Harold Morris, Geoff Paylor & Brian Patton won 22-17. Pat Patton, Charlie Watkins & Peter Whitehall won 20-17. Lynne Bishop, Dave Chaplin & Eric Bishop won 18-17. Gillian Morris, Steve Pearson & Dave Rogers won 16-15 and Jenny Chaplin, George Thomson & Ken Cuthbert drew 17-17. Overall shots, Ramblers 117 (13) - 100 (1) Elms. Next to grace our green was the B League Harvesters who played a blinder to pick up twelve points! What a result to conclude a great days bowling at Country Bowls. Glynis Broadhurst, Billy Price & John Simpson won 31-9. Carol Donnellen, Alan Roscoe & Bryan Kirk won 20-10. Sandra Mcilroy, Ben Noke & Trish Dix won 17-10. John Wright, StJohn Broadhurst & John Wright won 21-17 and Derek Gunning, Joel Fernandez & Alan Perry won 22-20. Overall shots, Harvesters 129 (12) - 89 (2) La Siesta. Well done all, the results we want! www.countrybowlsclub.com

SAN MIGUEL BOWLS CLUB By Janet Thomas SABA Pulsars played away to Emerald Isle Titians a good win for San Miguel some very good bowling on all rinks a very close game, we won on 3 rinks Emerald isle won on 3 but we managed to get the overall shots Total shots for 118 shots against 103 Total points for 8 points against 6. Meteors played La Siesta Apollo’s The weather was cold and windy but we managed an 8 to 6 win. FED 4s Tues 26th/feb Harriers played at home against Quesada Panthers, both teams at different ends of the table. Harriers at the bottom supporting the league and the Panthers at the top, there was good bowling on all rinks with the visitors coming out on top 62 the only winning rink skipped by N.Verity supported by Malc & Chris Parsons and S.Verity. Thurs 7th March Harriers played away to local rivals Emerald Isle Leprechauns both teams at the wrong end of the table. The Harriers playing their best bowls in the current campaign running out convincing winners 8-0, can we avoid the drop? Rinks. Robertson,Jo Pering,S Hemmings S Marks 22-13 C Rudge Val Collier C Collier L Rudge 29-6 S Verity C Parsons M Parsons N Verity 32-13. Well Done Everyone. Hawks played two matches this week and on Tuesday had a good win 6-2 against. Vistabella Vikings away and then Thursday afternoon a brilliant win against Horadada at home. Well-done Hawks. WINTER LEAGUE played home to Monte Mar happy to be able to say we played on a warm, sunny and WINDLESS day! There were some new faces amongst the old friends and all of the usual friendly chat. Three rinks of San Miguel’s Russell, Sabrina and Stuart started with some good scoring and maintained their form to the end. Len against Bill Young developed into a real battle, Lens team well down slowly came into the game to eventually loose by 2 shots R. Marks 16 M. Farrelly 13 S. Marks 27 D. Melville 17 S. Denholm 25 B. Woodfie 8 L. Rudge 18 B. Young 20 Total shots for 86 Shots against 60 Points for 8 points against 2 The Berleen Our very good Berleeners met their match against a very good Monte Mar team, battle as they did they could not quite make up the deficit. Good effort by lee and his team. Shots for 11 shots against 22 Points for 0 points against 2 This weeks shots total was Jules (yet again) Perring. This made it his 3rd win and then he went on to win the sweets, but after sharing the tin around, don't think he got to take many home. Our next game is a toughie, away to BBC. San Miguel Bowls Club is sponsored by Iberian Funeral Plans. Any information on San Miguel Bowls Club please contact club president Eileen Potts 966 73 0376

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DIVISION A P Montemar Matadors 17 C Bowls Ramblers 17 La Marina Sharks 17 San Miguel Jaguars 17 San Luis Lions 17 Greenlands Oaks 17 Vistabella Lanzadores 17 El Rancho Mustangs 17 Emerald Isle Cavaliers 17 Greenlands Elms 17 CBowls Ramblers Emerald Isle Cavaliers Greenlands Oaks La Marina Sharks Montemar Matadors

W 9 10 8 12 10 9 8 6 7 5

117 13 105 8 100 4 90 4 140 14

D 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

L 8 7 8 5 7 8 9 11 10 11

O/W 60 60 58 54 51 50 51 44 42 40

F 1789 1779 1741 1746 1767 1741 1756 1785 1649 1590

A 1638 1699 1698 1711 1734 1706 1706 1843 1759 1849

Greenlands Elms El Rancho Mustangs San Luis Lions San Miguel Jaguars Vistabella Lanzadores

1 6 10 10 0

Pts 141 140 133 130 120 118 117 102 96 91 100 99 104 116 83

DIVISION B P Horadada Royals 17 La Siesta Blues 17 Quesada Swallows 17 La Marina Dolphins 17 San Luis Tigers 17 La Manga Crusaders 17 San Miguel Cougars 17 Mazarron Miners 17 La Siesta Golds 17 Emerald Isle Claymores 17

W 13 11 13 10 8 8 6 6 6 3

Emerald Isle Claymores 103 2 La Manga Crusaders 112 6 La Siesta Blues 95 5 Mazarron Miners 93 6 San Miguel Cougars 98 6

D 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0

L 4 6 4 7 9 9 11 10 10 14

O/W 62.5 62.5 57 58 55.5 53 48 41.5 38.5 33.5

F 1889 1865 1776 1801 1756 1832 1692 1648 1626 1586

La Siesta Golds Horadada Royals La Marina Dolphins Quesada Swallows San Luis Tigers

A 1623 1667 1716 1741 1680 1677 1754 1858 1880 1895 12 8 9 8 8

Pts 149 147 140 136 127 124 109 95 89 72 111 87 98 95 92

DIVISION 'C' Congratulations To Greenlands Cedars On Winning Div C P W D L O/W F A Pts Greenlands Cedars 16 13 0 3 62.5 1873 1409 151 La Marina Seagulls 15 9 0 6 56 1688 1420 130 San Luis Pumas 15 9 1 5 53.5 1578 1417 125 Vbella Conquistadores 15 10 0 5 46.5 1532 1521 113 Quesada Swifts 15 7 0 8 43 1581 1590 98 Montemar Toreadors 15 7 0 8 40 1447 1586 94 El Rancho Raiders 15 6 1 8 37 1540 1699 87 C Bowls Harvesters 15 4 1 10 39 1475 1632 86 La Siesta Silvers 15 1 1 13 30.5 1295 1735 65 Greenlands Cedars Country Bowls Harvesters Quesada Swifts Vistabella Conquistadores

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EMERALD ISLE BOWLS By Bill Allen. Friday, 1 March - who would have thought bowling would be possible after the previous day's deluge and the rinks more like swimming pools? Surprise, surprise! A lovely day and the Cavaliers had a visit from San Miguel Jaguars, who came looking for points unlike most big cats who look for food. They went home happy with a shot difference of 110 to 104 for the Cavaliers, giving them 10 points against the Cavaliers 4. Obviously big game hunting didn't go our way. Our biggest win was by Marilyn Shatwell, John Mullarkey and Ed Shepherd, 28 shots to 12 - we could do with a few more like that! Also on the 1st, the Claymores went swimming with the Dolphins at La Marina. If it had been the day before even the Dolphins would have been in trouble but Friday turned out to be a sunny day and home advantage paid off in a close game, with the Dolphins getting 112 shots to 100. With one rink drawn, 9 points to the Dolphins against our 5. So! We battle on! On Monday, 4 March, the Moonrakers visited Country Bowls Supernovas. This was a big test for us against top of the league Supernovas. It was a cold, miserable day with black clouds rolling in, threatening rain all the time, but a good game resulting in 3 rinks each with shot difference of 100 to 111 - 6 points to EI, 8 points to Supernovas. We feel pretty good with this result. The Titans also played on the 4th, at home to San Miguel Pulsars. It's always a tough game against San Miguel and they needed a good result from this game to keep up their hopes of a top-spot finish. With a win on 3 rinks each, unfortunately for us the Pulsars nicked the shots and points. Shot difference 103 to EI, 118 to the Pulsars, 6 points to 8 - it's a cruel game at times, init?

HORADADA REPORT Monday 4th of March, not the best day for Horadada Falcons, playing at home against Quesada Pearls. Quesada soon showed how good they are by taking the lead early on in the game, this advantage was held to the end of the match except for the performance of one rink. Well done to the winning rink of Eddie James, Tony Burchall and Mick Doughlas -18 - 17 The game against La Marina Pathfinders produced a win one rink. Well done to the rink of Isabella Keith, Joyce Reeves and Fred Trigwell. Fed Four's The Thursday game against San Miguel Hawks proved as difficult as one would expect. No points this time! The game against La |Marina gave us 6 points which we were very pleased with.Well done to the winning rinks The Royals were away to La Manga on Friday...but what was ahead of us! Believe it or not ..... a win of 8 points to 6 !! The La Manga players believe it to be the first home loss that they have experienced. This result takes us to the top of the league with 2 points to spare.Brilliant play !!!Well done to the winning rinks of: Peter Hinds, Brian Guppy and Mike Douglas 17 - 14 ; Kath Reid, Tony Burchall and Giuseppe Galelli 23 - 10; Wayne Jackson, Jim Kerr and Barry Evans 19 - 8; Carol Linehan, John Bailey and Alan Pugh 19 - 17. An excellent result!! Let us keep all our fingers and toes crossed for the next game! However, whatever happens, the team has much to be proud of !!

EL RANCHO BOWLS CLUB The Pintos have had a bye this Monday, whilst The Broncos were entertained by Vistabella Eagles, on a cold morning threatening rain. Both teams played well, but The Eagles held the upper hand in a well fought battle. The Eagles took 4 rinks and the total shots by a small margin, to Broncos’ 2, a good result at Vistabella. On Friday morning The Raiders were entertained by Vistabella Conquistadores, on a great day for bowls. Although playing well The Raiders failed to win a point, not a perfect reflection of the play, but Conquistadores did deserve their win. John Cleal, Mike stone and Gary Newson 16-19. Anne Stone, Malc Sykes and Rob Clark 13-21. Irene Thomson, Mags Haines and Malc Elmore 11-26. Edward Elsam, Ron Edwards and Brian Taylor 11-30. Barbara Jones, Geoff Jones and Eddie Thomson 11-17. Graham Day, Mike Barnett and John Skipper 10-23. In the afternoon The Mustangs were away to Emerald Isle Cavaliers, both teams took 3 rinks, whilst The Cavaliers took the total shots by 105 to 99, a good result at Emerald isle. Jim Jarvie, Mike Smith and Don Wheatley 21-11. Maxine Wright, Enid Chapman and Bill Chapman 20-16. Beryl Styring, Alec Morrice and Les Styring 9-21. Ros Holmes, Steve Bowl and Drew Gerrard 21-23. Jane Hamill, Rod Wright and stew Hamill 15-13. Marianne Holtham, Keith Cunningham and Irene Mangan 13-21. Sponsored by Caser. For membership details please contact Irene Mangan 966 71 7700 or Marianne Holtham on 966 77 2222.

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QUESADA BOWLS CLUB REPORT By Doug Beattie Diamonds report Quesada Diamonds home to Horadada Condors Mon 4 Mar 2013 on a very windy and wet day. Diamonds won on 4 rinks, and lost on 2 rinks the overall score 106 to 103. 10 points to Quesada Diamonds and 4 points to Horadada Condors. Congratulations to the winning rinks of, Doug Beattie, Ann Linley and Ann Thomas; Gerry Linley, Glynis Chapman and Ann Hopley; Jim Bowness, Abby Benson and Margaret Smith; Tony Thomas, Fay Beattie and John Ester. Many thanks to the six Quesada brave souls; June Cox, David Johnson, Dorothy Benson and Joe Brinton, Rob Pinfold and Linda Armstrong who turned out for a friendly against each other on the spare rink. Thanks to Horadad for the close match bowling in very tricky wet and windy conditions. Enterprise League report In the Enterprise League, under heavy cloud with strong winds and intermittent rain to contend with, the Pearls got back to winning ways with a convincing 12 - 2, 144 - 67 shots win away at Horadada Falcons. It was almost a clean sweep across the green with the only loss coming on the last end with a deflecting last skip's wood falling in to make it a one shot defeat. In a very close league table the win moves them back to 2nd place but only on shot difference. Fed Fours Report. Panthers Report Another good week for the Panthers away to Country Bowls Clarets. Always a challenging green to play, we came away with a 6-2 win (shots 59-43) which keeps us at the top of the League. Top team this week Chip Chapman, Veronica Sale, Jason Prokopowycz and Jackie Breslin 24-12 against Eric Bishop's four. Peta Rhodes, Deidre Leeming, Graham Phillips and Derek Sale won 23-17 against Peter Whitehall's four. A very tight game for John Muldoon, Nigel Baigent, Bill Pain and Pete Bonsor against Gerry Gough's rink where we lost by 2 shots. Let's hope we can keep up the momentum to meet Javea Green in the play off!

LA MARINA BOWLS Monday Morning 4th March, La Marina Explorers were away to Greenlands Sycamores winning on 3 Rinks. Ron Garland, Alex Whyte, Skip Jim Manning 15-12. Chris Webb, Berni Carr, Skip Graham Norris 17-15. Roger Stacey, Martin Webb, Skip Ron Hunt 25-9. Shots Explorers 92 - 108. Points Explorers 6 - Greenlands 8. Monday Morning 4th March, La Marina Pathfinders were at home to La Siesta Sputnicks winning on 4 Rinks. June Tew, S.Daniels, Skip L. Daniels 23-14. Gina Donnerly, John Morgan, Skip Dave Hadaway 15-12. Phil Richmond, Dave Taylor, Skip Tom Edwards 17-12. Mo Taylor, Dave Willas, Skip Jim Freeman 17-16. Shots Pathfinders 98 - La Siesta 86. Points Pathfinders 10 - La Siesta 4. Tuesday Afternoon 5th March, La Marina continued the Fed 4s Match against Greenlands that was stopped last week because of rain, well guess what it rained again, we will try again next Tuesday. Wednesday Morning 6th March La Marina were away to Horadada in the Fed 4s winning on 1 Rink. Mo Taylor, Hillary Cronk, Shirley Hadaway, Skip John Albutt 18-12. Points La Marina 2 - Horadada 6. Friday Morning 8th March, La Marina Dolphins were away to La Siesta Blues winning on 3 Rinks and Drawing on 1 rink. Jeanette Gugerly, Phil Pape, Skip Dave Gugerly 17-17. Viv Zelin, Mike Brain, Skip Don Harrison 18-14. Jill Albutt, Cliff Rawlinson, Skip John Albutt 20-14. Brian Murray, Martin Butler, Skip Brian Zelin 21-12. Shots Dolphins 98 - La Siesta 95. Points Dolphins 9 - La Siesta 5. Friday Morning 8th March, La Marina Seagulls were away to Quesada Swifts winning on 5 Rinks. Bob Tew, Clive Pratt, Skip Tom Edwards 2211. Dave Taylor, Steve Hindle, Skip Jim Freeman 31-9. Gina Donnerly, Arthur Cronk, Skip Dave Hadaway 17-15. Mo Taylor, Sheila Kirby, Skip Bob Mallet 21-20. June Tew, Sue Daniels, Skip Len Daniels 23-16. Shots Seagulls 123 - Quesada 93. Points Seagulls 12 - Quesdada 2. Friday Morning 8th March, La Marina Sharks were at home to San Miguel Meteors winning on 2 Rinks. Andy Bartlett, Barry Sadler, Skip Alan Castle 17-13. Chris Webb, Jim Manning, Skip Shirley Hadaway 26-24. Shots Sharks 90 - San Miguel 116. Points Sharks 4 - San Miguel 10. For further information on La Marina Bowls Club find us on Facebook or contact Club Captain Brian Zelin 966 79 0606.

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LA SIESTA BOWLS REPORT By Norman Adcroft CBBA Southern Leagues B & C 1st Mar. The Golds were at home to San Miguel Cougars and had a better week, winning on three rinks and taking the overall shots by 104-97, and points 8-6 in the Gold’s favour. Our winning rinks were, Mary Moss, Ron Sheldon, John Moss, 29-11, Hilary Clarke, George Seaman, Derek Souter, 20-18, Gill Sheldon, Ivan Goodsell, Roy Millward 15-13 well done team let’s keep it up. The Blues had an early start and a long drive to Mazarron to play the Miners. The sun was shining but a cold wind was gusting around the open green. We won on four rinks giving the Blues 10-4 points and 108-103 shots. Winning rinks were: Pat Baylis, Bernadette McDonnell, Mike Kelly, 23-6, Joy Gardiner, Robert Heath, Brian Gardiner, 20-14, Ann Heath, Margaret Hunter, Derek Pickwick, 20-18 and Eileen Barton, Doug Smith, Alan Barton, 17-15. Well done everyone in very difficult windy conditions. Keep it going please, just two more games to go. The Silvers were home to Vistabella Conquistadores and we won on 3 rinks apiece. Our winners were, Jean James, Tom Heaslewood, John Taylor, 23-19, Anne Jackson, David Laverick, Albert Jackson, 15-12, and Dawn Taylor, Win Kirton, John Porter, 15-11.Overal shots went in Vistabellas favour 85-108. Final result, 8-6 to the Conquistadores. SABA Voyager & Enterprise Leagues 4th Mar. The Pioneers afternoon match against San Luis Vulcans was interrupted by inclement weather after c ten ends, and rearranged for Thursday 7th Mar. with the pioneers having the edge. Lucky for us the trend continued on the re-start and we came away 10-4 winners taking four of the six rinks and the overall shots 115-80, a much needed boost for us in the table. Our winners were, Hilary Clarke, Sid Gallup and yours truly, 18-17 (Phew) George Seaman, Terry Baylis, (for Derek Souter) and Roy Millward 17-13, Dave Davies, Ron Sheldon, Johnnie Ryder, 32-7, (super win) and Sheila Millward, Peter Hutton and John Shepherd 27-7 (well done). Great result Pioneers, keep it up, one more to go.Bye on Monday. The Apollos played a home match, on a cold and windy morning against the San Miguel Meteors. Both sides won three rinks each but the Apollos narrowly lost the shots 103-109.Final points 8-6 to the Pathfinders. Our Winning rinks were Doug Smith, John Moss, Derek Pickwick, 26-6, Barbara Cooper, Robert Heath, Dave Eccles, 26-15, George Griffiths, Brian Gardiner, Steve Pond, 21-19. Well played The Sputniks played their away match at La Marina against the Pathfinders, and although a very close game, the scales tipped in La Marinas favour, with the Sputniks only taking two rinks and losing the shots by 86-98; final score 10-4 to the Pathfinders. Our winning rinks were: Irene Laverick, Ken Combstock, Albert Jackson 17-14, Liz Combstock, Win Kirton, Malcolm Ayton 15-12. Well done all, just not quite enough on the day. Winter League 6th Mar. Another pleasant sunny day for bowling. We managed to win 4 points against Bonalba, losing out on overall shots by 3. Winning Rinks Bernadette McDonell. Derek Lodge, Trevor Brassington & Mike Kelly 20–11. Eileen & Alan Barton, Brian Gardiner & Jean Cooper 19-17. No Berleen this weeks but thanks to the people who turned out to play in the Friendlies, especially those who helped out with short notice. Fed 4’s 7th Mar. were away to Quesada Leopards and had a good morning winning on 2 rinks and taking the overall shots 54-35 giving us a 6-2 win Winning rinks, Jean Brassington, Dave Eccles, Trevor Brassington, Jean Cooper, 25-10, J Gardiner, E Barton, A Barton, J Moss, 18-9. Chicken and egg 6 Mar. Chicken, T Mann, Wine, Trigger, Eggs, R Howard. If any members know of any business or sponsors they think would, help with sponsoring these reports, please contact any committee member or ask them to call the LEADER directly. Thank you


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REDS REDUCE GAP ON LEAGUE LEADERS VILENNA CF..........0 UD HORADADA....2 The main talking point prior to the start of the game was the absence of Alex between the posts. With the first choice keeper having accumulated his fifth card at home last weekend the responsibility as the last line of defence was passed to reserve keeper Ros who was something of an unknown quantity. And as the Reds went into the game without a second reserve we all hoped that the young ‘stand in’ maintained both his form and his fitness. However we needn’t have been too concerned as he was well protected throughout by one of the meanest defences in the league. With the surprise defeat of the league leaders earlier in the day three points for the Reds became rather more important than we had first anticipated driving up to the game. Clawing back six points with just nine fixtures remaining seemed extremely unlikely but then the unexpected lifeline provided by Benidorm, so the win at relegation threatened Villena suddenly became rather more important. And the better start most certainly came from the visitors. With Javi Ruiz looking lively down the flanks there was no shortage of opportunities for Horadada with Vardan and Ensa both going close early on.

For Aspe Saul fired a free kick into the Horadada wall midway through the half and that was probably the best of their scoring prospects during the opening half. With the ‘lions share’ of play Horadada deservedly went in front on the half hour. A low cross to Javi Ruiz was saved by Ruben in the Villena goal but he rather unluckily saw his save rebound off Javi and back over his body into the back of the net. Vardan was carried off shortly afterwards, replaced by Salinas who quickly earned himself a yellow card for an unnecessary challenge but going into the interval the lead was no more than the Reds deserved. Indeed it probably should have been rather more! The second period produced much of the same with Horadada far superior but needlessly dragged down to the level of their opponents Fortunately Salinas was able to secure the points 19 minutes into the half when a long throw saw him in front of goal with only Ruben to beat. For the remainder of the game the visitors rarely got out of 2nd gear but they were still far too good for poor opposition. The usual flurry of yellow cards came late in the game with Eloy receiving his 2nd when he was mistakenly adjudged to have handled the ball. Next Sunday could prove important with the Reds once again facing relegation threatened opponents at the Ikomar in Albatera while Almoradi make the difficult journey to Santa Pola.

THADER MUGGED AGAIN BY OFFICIALS CD THADER ............1 ASPE UD..................1 A pleasant early spring day but the attendance still down. Thader started well, looking good as they played their football on the carpet. This allowed Adriano to break down the right and for once took full responsibility firing an unstoppable shot pass Fernando to put the home team ahead. Thader got the ball into the net again moments later but this time it was disallowed by the lino. Why? nobody but he knew. Thader were now pressing hard and another poor line decision saw another goal ruled out. Quote me if I am wrong but surely the ball has to go forward to constitute offside! Maybe he has a job as a railway guard and needs the flagging practice. The occasional Aspe attack and it took a good save from Pazos to keep the lead. In this half Thader were

still impressing with their ground control. Then completely against the run an Cesar header pulled it level and so ended the first half. The start of the second saw more interest in the officials than the on field play and Aspe were unlucky not to go ahead when a rasping shot flew just wide. Quino was on as sub and started to make waves in the Aspe defense, this is the second week he has been on late and we wonder why. His first cross nearly brought a result but the header was way over. The game itself had become scrappy and the officials once again were not helping it. Why does it always seem that refs start flourishing cards in the second half. Maybe it's for their holiday fund, we are approaching Easter. In all Thader can honestly feel they were mugged by an incompetent linesman while Aspe must feel they have got out of jail with a point. Next week away to Campello and then remember two weeks off until the next home game against Horadada.

VICTOR'S GOAL TOO LITTLE TOO LATE AS BARREN RUN CONTINUES C.F SP DE SAN FULGENCIO ....1 BENFERRI C.F ............................2 By Jordan Lucas The Saint's poor run of form continued against a Championship chasing Benferri outfit, who condemned their opponents to a fourth straight league defeat. After an even 20 minutes Benferri opened the scoring, taking advantage of some slack Saint's defending. A simple ball over the top was converted expertly by their number 7, lobbing a helpless Manuel Llopis. The home side reacted and should have levelled through Aaron Lopez, but the defender glanced his header well wide. At the other end Joaquin Rodriguez denied Benferri a second with an important block when the striker looked certain to score. The end to end action continued in the second half with both teams having very presentable chances. Another mistake at the back let the visitors in, but the opportunity was wasted. Then, Llopis got down well to push a strike wide and was happy to see a header evade his

crossbar moments later. Joaquin was in action again a few minutes later, brilliantly intervening at the last minute with a perfectlytimed tackle. Carlos Sampere then had San Ful's best chance of the match, but his goalbound lob was hooked off the line by Benferri's impressive centreback. If the Saints were to equalise, Marco Aurelio would be the man. The top scorer couldn't quite beat the opposition goalkeeper with his free-kick though. Spurred on by their keeper's save, the second placed team ran up to the other end and seemingly finished the game off. A spell of pressure culminated in their striker finishing neatly past Llopis. Marco had another chance with 5 minutes remaining, but his header flew over the bar. San Fulgencio would get a consolation goal and it was Victor Garcia who scored for a second game running, heading in to an open goal. Our next game is away against C.F La Coca de Aspe on the 23rd of March. Thank you to Telecom 900 and the rest of our sponsors.

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SHOT SHY TORRY DRA W A BLANK CD CASTELLON ............3 FC TORREVIEJA ...........0 Without injured Koeman, Torry rarely look like scoring, as was the case in this latest div 3 encounter. Against 2nd place Castellon, they seldom looked capable of troubling a solid defence, whereas their opponents could quite easily have had a hat'ful. Played on a Fri evening, due to the Magdaleno festival held over the weekend, a goodly crowd gathered inside Castilia Stadium, in anticipation that the hosts could end a 3 match win'less run. Adolfo opened the scoring on 15 mins, leaving Torry to defend stoutly until half time. Another Tur 'howler' (a botched attempt to catch

a cross), presented Julien with a simple tap in on 73 mins. Deep into 6 mins of stoppages, home sub Dani Galan, rubbed salt into the wound, when he stabbed home goal no 3. It seems light years ago since Torry beat Castellon 2-1 at Vicente Garcia Stadium, but more to the point, the mini unbeaten run is now well and truly over. With teams below them winning, next Sunday's home match against 8th place Gandia (ko 5pm), has now become of massive importance. They are now perilously close to the relegation zone, with nothing less than a victory at Nelson Mandela Stadium an option. Torry line-up: Tur, Vicente, Jorge, Rafa, Dani Meseguer, Burguillas, Cuco Ros, Manu, Sergio, Villanueva, Gasch.

CF MIL PALMERAS WEEKLY ROUNDUP CF Mil Palmeras Alevines 2 - 2 Formentera Sponsored by Talleres J Martinez We have had some good performances and results this season but in my opinion this was the best so far. The difference in this game was the Toros showed both sides of their game the football was very good but also we dug in and did the ugly side very well as well. In the first half Mil Palmeras played some great stuff but from Formentera’s first corner a lack experience in how to deal with tall players showed as their tall defender was allowed a free run and headed home for 0-1. The Toros again came back and after a cracker if a free kick from Luke cannoned back off the bar there was Lewis Long to tuck away the rebound. Five minutes later we took the lead when the ball came across the box and again Lewis was on hand to fire home right footed. Unfortunately Formentera equalised just before half time from a decent goal from out on the left. Half time 1-1. The second half lacked the same quality as the first but it was all about digging in and getting the result, although half way through Emily Kelly set Agustin free one on one but their keeper came out well to smother the danger. Jamie had a great game in front if the defence while melody Cai and Cristian all defended soundly with Tiandra Neve and Oliver playing their parts well. Formentera offered little threat in the second half as Luke and Jamie learned how to deal with their tall lads from the set pieces. Full time 2-2. Well done all players. Man of match Lewis Long inspired. CF Mil Palmeras Benjamines 2 v 3 La Aparecida Sponsored By Sunshine FM 102.8 The Toros gave everything in this match but after an 18 league match unbeaten run fate wasn't on their side today.Although the Toros created chances from the kickoff La Aprecida got the first goal from a free kick

The Toros hit back mins later when David Milton's corner was deflected over the line. Naomi Sheffield, Paolo Webb and Bailey Tomlinson worked hard dealing with the opponents long ball breaks protecting Diego Sheffield in Goal .Ben Naylor ,Luke Naylor and David in midfield played some of their best football to date and with Luca Webb and then Kevin Ruiz charging up front the Toros had plenty of chance but just couldn't find the back of the net finishing the first half 1-1. Second half and again the Toros set about working the ball forward . Just after 5 mins in to the half La Aparecida caught the Toros on the break to score .For the next 15 mins the Toros fought hard and kept going again just not quite grabbing their chances . With time running out Ben picked the ball up outside the area to dart into the box and get the much needed equaliser. La Aparecida shoot from the center kick which Luke headed clear off the line only for the ball to drop to their player who scored .As the Toros were about to take the center kick the ref blew full time .Final Score 2-3 but the Toros can hold their heads high as they never gave up against a tough physical side and played by far the better football. Man of the Match Ben Naylor for all round effort and determination. Well Done Guys I couldn't have asked for more , Thank You from a very proud manager" ! VAMOS TOROS!!! Pre-Bens 06. Sponsored By Fuego's,La Fuente With no match this weekend the youngest Toros got there first experience of 8 a side astro turf football in an under 10's match with the Benjamines . With the Benjamines being tested by only having 3 touches they had to think how to use their younger team mates to push forward .The younger players got well stuck in, worked hard and will learn from this experience. After the match the Benjamines took on the dad's and after going 1 goal down the Benjamines came back to win 2-1. Community Football at its best.


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ELCHE: JUST ONE OF ‘THOSE’ DAYS…. ELCHE CF ................................0 CD MIRANDES..........................1 The minnows of Mirandes, fourth-from-bottom strugglers from Burgos way cannot have held much hope of getting anything prior to this game. Mighty Elche have only dropped two home points all season, all the other 13 home games were won, which combined with the Illicitanos’ excellent away results have meant Elche are deservedly top by 12 points. But hey, this is football, and anyone who knows anything about the game knows every dog will have his day – sometime. On a grey, overcast Saturday evening at Elche’s huge Martinez Valero stadium Mirandes certainly had theirs, scoring in the 44th minute with their only real shot of the game, completely against the run of play all the way through. Elche were at full strength, roared on by a huge crowd of 22,653, including six from Mirandes with the lofty upper tiers now open, as though preparing for La Liga already – it’s too early! Only two minutes had gone, when following Angel’s shot pushed wide for a corner Pelegrin blasted his volley over following an inswinging Suarez corner. Rivera skied a long shot over, with the home side totally in command. Both Fidel on the left, and Xumetra on the right were finding space, but neither were crossing effectively in the visitor’s crowded defence. Albacar’s inswinging corner bounced off the bar and Etxeita slotted his low shot just wide. After a few niggly fouls from each side Elche captain Generelo was the first in the book on the half hour for a blatant trip straight in front of the referee: hmm… Just as everyone was settling for a goalless first half a long ball from on the right halfway line was chipped into the Elche area. The normally reliable Etxeita slipped and made a mess of it, and let in his marker De Cerlo who couldn’t believe his luck. Poor old heroic Herrera in the usually Fort Knox-like Elche goal had no chance as the Mirandes striker‘s low shot cannoned off the post for an unbelievable goal, and 0 – 1 it stayed at halftime. In the crazy second half Angel himself had four chances he would normally put away, but it wouldn’t go in. To pep things up first Xumetra was subbed for Carles Gil, than Fidel for Aaron. With time running out big Berry Powel came on for Rivera, instantly beginning to win high balls to

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Elche players were distraught at the loss nod down for quicksilver Angel and Coro, but it was all too late - he should have been on at half time. Anyone who reads this column knows I have a very poor opinion of Generelo, and ten minutes from time, just to prove me right, he did it exactly again - his worst feature, a late, lazy foul right under the ref’s nose - second yellow, off he went. Good, now he won’t be available for three games. Elche are much better off without him; he’s a liability with little class, and Elche have better midfielders, Mantecon for a start. At the frustrating end the loyal Elche crowd gave their ten men a standing ovation, they had given their all – except Generelo, who had torn off his shirt and immediately disappeared down the tunnel. So let’s hope a lesson’s been learned, and Elche can put it behind them on a ‘ you can’t win ‘em all’ basis and get on with it next week away to Numancia. By a strange quirk of fate going-like-a-train second-placed Almeria also lost at home, 2 – 3 – you just couldn’t make it up, could you? Mucho Elche!

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VEGA BAJA PREMIER GOLF LG KAMEELEON PREMIER DIVISION – 8th MARCH at ALTORREAL The Vega Baja Premier Golf League first matches of the second round series for the Premier Division started at Altorreal Golf, and it would appear that Spring was peering around the corner as the sun shone and it was delightfully warm. With this Division having five teams each match, it was the turn of leaders Club25 Serena G.S. to sit this month out and wait to see what rivals do, and for the other Club23 to strengthen their grip on top spot when they take on bottom team Claptons. Las Ramblas were in their own battle to try and close the gap but had a resolute La Manga to contend with. Club 25 GOLF found it tough going and did not find Claptons an easy day and it was the first match and last matches that showed the way but the Claptons pairing of Ian Faulkner and Andy Trefy who spoilt the party. It was a very close thing between La Manga and Las Ramblas with both sides having and win and two draws, but with Las Ramblas winning more holes they were three points better off. Results: Claptons GS 1.5 (33 holes) Club 25 Golf GS 2.5 (39 holes) La Manga North GS 2 (34.5 holes Las Ramblas GS 2 (37.5 holes) Bonus points went to Las Ramblas GS, Club 25 Golf GS.

Club 25 Golf GS Las Ramblas GS La Manga North GS Club 25 Serena GS Claptons GS

P 20 20 20 16 20

W 11 10 8 8 6

D 2 2 3 1 2

L 7 8 9 7 12

Bon 12 9 9 6 0

Pts 47 41 36 31 20

Las Ramblas still maintain second place but the gap widened slightly from four points last month to six, La Manga moved ahead of non players Club 25 Serena but the gap widens between second and third. But there are still four games to play with 15 points up for grabs each game it wide open. It’s the turn of Clapton’s to take a rest and it’s weird how things happen but league leaders take on the second place side, can the gap get wider or narrower, the same applies to third and fourth? Watch this space. You will also be able to see updated Vega Baja Premier Golf League fixtures, tables, and news on the League website which you will find at www.vegabajapremiergolfleague.com and on Facebook. Contact The Secretary; Ivie Davies 669 211 410 or golfdavies@gmail.com



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