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NOT ALL TRAIN SAILING TO ALCANTE

The AVE High Speed train finally arrived from Madrid to Alicante this week, amid the pomp and ceremony that would normally accompany an historic inauguration ceremony. With the AVE project originally proposed by the Zapatero government in 1999, the Alicante stretch was announced in 2001, with “late 2012” being the proposed start date, but this date

was delayed until 2013 under the new, Rojoy led PP administration. The future King of the country, Prince Filipe, along with the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, and the President of Valencia, Alberto Fabra, who joined the train at the brand new Villena station, were the highest profile passengers on the first run on Monday, stopping off at Albacete for a mini ceremony, and to pick up María Dolores de Cospedal, the Secretary General of the Continued on Page 2


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Continued From Page 1 Partido Popular and President of Castilla la Mancha, the train arrived, as scheduled, to an eagerly awaiting crowd of supporters and members of the press. But, the event was not without its fair share of controversy, protest and political discussion. Around 500 people are said to have congregated in the streets around the station, where over 20 National Police riot vans were already stationed, anticipating a vocal protest. The unification of society was one immediate and obvious result of the opening ceremony, as countless protest groups did indeed come together, from those protesting the banks, to those against evictions, disabled rights groups, healthcare workers,

by at least 10 police officers, the speeches announcing the welcome and the progress of the future of rail travel were made, becoming tense as three firecrackers were thrown, but largely ignored by the determination of the speakers to carry on regardless. But what of this “future” we speak of. The train that carried the VIP´s, presumably one of the nicest, cleanest and most modern in the fleet, after all, this was an auspicious occasion, was already 20 years old, manufactures in 1992, entering service in 1993. It had been refurbished in 2009, but if you can remember the last days of British Rail, before the publication of The Railways Act 1993, when British Rail was to be broken up into 100 different companies, you can already see the sort

country, the investment in the railway element failed to spread to the roads, with no money to fund the infrastructure beyond the boundary fence. As the speeches came to a close, there a wave of nervous tension, as the police started to push back the crowds, so as to clear a path for the dignitaries, with several protestors starting to throw stones at police and even block the road with boulders. Although not fully kitted out in their riot gear, preferring to give this event a softly, softly image, the police had no option but to then take what they would call a “defensive” approach, although what could easily be seen as another wave of unnecessary violence towards “peaceful” protesters. Four people were arrested for public order related offences,

Over 500 demonstrators were held back by the National Police

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neighbourhood groups and rail workers themselves, all standing side by side, united with one common opinion, how the government cuts are affecting the daily lives of real people. A large number of railway workers are unhappy over the cuts being implemented across the network, not only in the number of services being axed, in a move almost echoing the days of Beeching in the UK, but also the loss in budget and subsidy, of up to 40% in places, most of which is to hack right into the heart of the workforce, with the imminent loss of thousands of jobs. And so, amidst the muffled noise of the protestors outside, with each door to the station guarded

of life our futuristic, top of the range train has experienced. The 165 kilometres of high speed track from Madrid to Alicante itself doesn´t run cheap, at a cost of 11.6 million euro per kilometre, totalling 1.9 billion, with 231.8 million euro of the total being financed by the EU, that line is set up for the future, with speeds set to be able to increase, once the signalling system receives a further upgrade in the future. The investment in the rail network is also highlighted by the brand new station at Villena, with its 11 million euro price tag, it is located “in the middle of nowhere”, surrounded by one of the poorest road networks in the

mostly accused of assaulting police officers, but this led to a further protest of around 100 people on Thursday, campaigning for the release of the detainees. With incredible sales the moment the ticket offices opened, and selling out almost all seats on the ten trains on the first Friday within days, there is no question that the launch was popular, but as it coincided with one of the major fiestas on the Alicante coast, we can only wait to see if the longevity of that popularity can

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The opening ceremony in Alicante with the Prime Minister and Prince Filipe

be maintained. A government study has anticipated a 40% increase in rail passengers, revenue of 70 million euro per year and the creation of 700 jobs. But, albeit in a different era and financial climate, when there was perhaps more money to spend on higher priced travel options such as planes, when the Valencia route opened in 2010, there were to be an anticipated 3.6 million passengers, but they barely reached 1.9 million in the first year, dropping to 1.7 million the next. The Valencia route anticipated the creation of 136,000 jobs, both directly and indirectly, but the reality of unemployment figures speak for themselves. Requena station, that route´s equivalent to Villena, is lucky to see 50 passengers per

day. The future has arrived and it is here today, at least from the concepts of those proposed at the end of the last century, but the reality of the future lies with each and every one of the potential passengers the network can carry. With shortened journey times, luxurious enough trains, despite their age, and relatively cheap pricing, not to mention the frequency of the service, are all factors that make it a viable concept for travellers, but only if it is used, and so, may we all be children of a new railway era and perhaps sample the Spanish high speed network at least once, after all, when it spreads further to the south and Orihuela, it will soon be even closer than we might think.


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PROTESTS MAR FLAG RAISING CEREMONY

As one of the leading areas in Spain for quality awards for beaches, the ceremony of raising the flags indicating this achievement would normally be one of celebration and praise, and indeed it was, for the many residents and tourists enjoying the beach, but the speeches and addresses became somewhat marred as protestors chose the occasion to try to force their message across, over the voices of the councillors trying to explain the virtues of the “Q”, Qualitur and Blue Flag awards. As a member of the opposition Partido Popular, José Aniorte, stood waiting for the arrival of the Mayor and councillors, around 25 protestors approached the site, some from the local CLARO group, carrying placards and banners, whistles and horns blowing, expressing their dissatisfaction with the ruling Los Verdes and PSOE collaboration. With messages criticising the lack of investment on the Orihuela Costa, stating that the coast is “not for sale”, even one praising the ceremony being hijacked with a comment, “Blue Flags – Yes, Sale of OC land for Orihuela projects – no”, and exclaiming that the Reading Point on the Orihuela Costa is an “insult”, which may go some way to explaining why there is a distinct lack of volunteers coming forward to assist in the project. Whilst attempting to drown out the noise of the speeches, much to the disappointment of a larger group of people who had gathered to listen, the volume did seem to increase when the PSOE councillor, Rosa Martinez, the councillor for tourism, attempted to make her speech. Martina Schreurer, councillor for the coast and International residents, told The Leader, “I am pleased to be here today, it is a lit-

tle bit upsetting to have all that background noise. Everybody is free to protest whenever they want for whatever they want or against whatever they want”. Continuing to explain that a lot of the placards don´t reflect the reality of the investments the town hall are making on the coast, “...part of those people are not reading properly the newspapers or they would be aware of the investments and projects we have for the Orihuela Costa”. But as the three flags were raised, proudly looking down on the assembled teams who will be looking after the coast, from life guards to technicians, to police and council workers, another era dawned as the sun shone through the flags, marking the official start of summer, 2013.

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SPAIN NEWS ROUNDUP Both leading political groups in Spain, the PP and PSOE, have this week agreed a pact in which they will collectively approach Europe for the good of the country of Spain. The President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy, underlined the importance of the agreement, and said that the pact “wins for Spain and wins for the Spanish citizens” because it offers more reliability, more credit and more confidence in the country.

A luxury yacht sliced the fibre optic cable between the islands of Ibiza and Formentera last week, cutting the ADSL and telephone connection for 2,600 people, according to Telefónica. The boat cut through the cable some 1,640 metres off the coast of Es Cudels. The telephone company managed to restore voice services through their backup radio network in a matter of hours, but the internet connection required underwater work to repair the cables. The entire crew of the Dutch flag flying boat Dwinger were detained by the Guardia Civil on arrival at Torrevieja, as they are believed to have anchored the ship in a prohibited area in the vicinity of the cables. The president of Caja Madrid, Miguel Blesa, was released from prison on Thursday, at the request of the prosecution, after which he said a few words echoed by his lawyer that the two weeks he spent incarcerated had been unjust, and would be difficult to repair. The release occurred following the collapse of a case which was being investigated simultaneously, which gave doubt to the evidence previously presented.

Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 Manufacturers from Spain will soon be able to display a badge of distinction that shows that products have been sourced and made in the country, which will allow them to be identified as being “home sourced”, as an indicator of quality against inferior, imported brands. It is hoped that it will also so which companies support local suppliers in their supply chain, rather than sourcing cheaper products from overseas.

Five people were sentenced to up to six years in prison this week, for their part in a fire that caused the deaths of 19 people, thirteen of which were children and two were fire fighters, in a nursery in the Doha shopping centre in Qatar. Four of the children killed were Spanish. Qatar's ambassador in Belgium, Ali Bin Jassim al-Thani, and his wife, are amongst those sentenced, as they owned the shopping centre. The fire broke out on the 28th of May and quickly spread to the nursery where the children were being supervised. The Spanish Agency for Data Protection (AEPD) has opened disciplinary proceedings against internet giant Google, in relation to the new unified privacy policy for most of its services, which were implemented by the company in March last year. The procedure is intended to clarify, among other things, whether the combination of data from various services complies with the guarantees of information and privacy to users, and if the date is used for legitimate information processing, as well as compliance with retention periods. The procedure will also seek to clarify if users have options to exercise their rights of access, rectification, cancellation and opposition, as required by the Spanish Data Protection legislation.

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The Government will abolish or merge a total of 57 organizations, agencies or foundations of the Central Government, in a reform move that they hope will mean further cuts in budgets, and further subsequent savings. Top of the list for abolition are the youth council and the horse breeding program of the armed forces and Guardia Civil. The official women´s institute will merge with the equality team, whereas operations such as military construction and consumer affairs will also merge into one group. There will be further amalgamations across the rail industry, scientific research, culture, education and more, including joining departments within the social services sector, all with the same aim of simplifying procedures and saving money.


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A disco bar in Mil Palmeras became the scene of a mad scurry this week, after the company posted a message on Twitter offering free drinks to students who presented their end of term notes. Claiming that they wanted to start an “unforgettable summer”, they might want to remember how popular the announcement was, resulting in them having to suspend their Twitter account and later rectify the announcement to read “a free gift”, much to the disappointment of many term enders who did indeed want to make in a summer to remember.

LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP The councillor for commerce in Elche has announced that there will be a market at Arenales del Sol during the summer, open every Tuesday and Friday, until September the 13th, which is expected to be particularly popular as there is already a waiting list for traders wanting to operate a stall. The town hall of Santa Pola, through the ADL employment service, has received around 300 applications for workers looking to find a job at the new Burger King restaurant which is set to open. There are 15 vacancies in the restaurant, which have been advertised through the town hall, as well as social network sites such as Twitter, Facebook and Tuenti. They will be short listing 40 candidates for the posts, so that the company can make the final selection, but this has been the most successful recruitment campaign ever run through the council in this way.

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Local police officers from Guardamar, in conjunction with experts from Real Madrid and FC Barcelona football teams, has resulted in more than 26,000 euro worth of fake goods being confiscated from the Wednesday market in the town. Complete kits, shirts, scarfs, bags and more were all confiscated in the raids, with the owners of six market stalls being charged with offences relating to crimes against intellectual property. Investigators have not ruled out further arrests or raids in their attempt to crack down on this commercial menace. The youth council of Elche is organising a free bus service for young people during the summer, which will provide a return trip to places like Benidorm, Alicante, Santa Pola and Torrevieja. This year is the twelve time the group has made the arrangement, which many feared would have to be withdrawn as a result of the persistent cuts in funding.

The Guardia Civil have arrested two people, of Italian nationality, on suspicion of scamming victims into buying electrical equipment at the market of Formentera de Segura and Torrevieja. The first report was filed in May, when two people offered electrical items to a resident of Formentera, from the car they were travelling in. Having expressed an interest, the victim was presented with a bag said to be containing the items for sale, but it transpired that the bag actually contained just a bag of salt. Earlier this month, a similar situation occurred in Torrevieja, with two men in a car stopping to ask directions to a pawn shop, and then offering electrical items to the person they had stopped. This potential victim recognised the scam and reported the incident, resulting in an operation being launched which subsequently led to the arrest of the two men, of 32 and 36 years of age.


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TORREVIEJA NEWS R OUNDUP The government team of Torrevieja, represented by their spokesperson Joaquín Albaladejo, are issuing a strong plea to neighbouring Orihuela to not permit Sunday trading in the municipality, as they say that this would have a knock on effect for the already struggling businesses of Torrevieja. This motion has the support of the retail association in the city too, but they are also questioning why, if the town hall´s intentions are to protect business in Torrevieja, they have permitted the Habaneras shopping centre to run a free bus from surrounding areas and hotels, which also takes business away from the small traders, and others are questioning why Torrevieja permits Sunday trading for events like the Medieval Market, thus accusing the town hall team of double standards in their attempts to represent small business owners. The PSOE group of Torrevieja proposed a notion for the town hall to recognise International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual Pride day on the 28th of June. A notion was already approved by Orihuela some weeks ago, but the plan will be to display a giant rainbow flag of diversity support from the town hall, “in order to highlight the commitment of the city” in showing support for the community, but also to encourage the creation of activities of awareness and education in equality.

The immortal works of Tchaikovsky, The Nutcracker, will be performed at the Teatro Municipal in Torrevieja on the 5th and the 7th of July. A total of 71 dancers, 43 musicians and a choir of 24 children and young people from the municipal schools of Dance, Theatre and Choral Symphony Orchestra will perform the 90 minute show, with tickets on sale for just 10 euro for a spectacular night´s entertainment. Despite the constant calls for the regeneration of a railway line to Torrevieja, often refused due to the lack of money that a project of regeneration would cost, it has been revealed this week that Torrevieja town hall is still paying for an agreement made in the year 2000, which results in the town hall having paid 90,000 euro to the railway infrastructure company ADIF, for the use of the six kilometres of former train tracks which are converted into a walk and cycle path. The annual cost to Torrevieja for hiring the strip of land is 9,839 euro, for a twenty year renewable contract. First opened in 1869, the railway to Torrevieja was closed in the late 1980´s, but a campaign started last year is constantly gaining momentum to have the line reopened. Stalls in the La Plasa indoor market hall are being offered to potential businesses, with monthly rents from between 37 and 100 euro per month. With around half of the stalls currently inactive, the town hall hope that the initiative might encourage business start ups and also inject more interest into the city central location that has been struggling for some time, despite their constant campaigns to attract more visitors.

The councillor for hospitality, Luis María Pizana, has announced the next restaurant based campaign for raising awareness of the gastronomic delights of Torrevieja, with nine city based restaurants cooperating to serve a unique menu, over a nine day period, for a “premium” meal for 50 euro per person. The initiative is hoped to be a success, as it will offer the menus at a significantly lower price than normal, and will run from the 25th to the 28th of June, and from the 1st to the 5th of July, under the banner of “Torrevieja y el Mar”. The confusing street parking on some of the main streets of Torrevieja, mainly around the Ramón Gallud area, was withdrawn this week as the summer season starts to take hold. During the winter, a number of streets had free parking for an hour allocated to them, although with unclear signs and numerous problems caused by access for larger vehicles, coupled with confusion from the police as to who would manage the scheme, it had been a campaign of confusion for many. But, as the allowance has now been withdrawn, take heed of parking restrictions and don´t get caught out by parking where you might think it´s okay, or indeed, where you were allowed to park last week.


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‘Twitters from the Atlantic’ Barrie Mahoney was a teacher, head teacher and school inspector in the UK, as well as a reporter in Spain, before moving to the Canary Islands as a newspaper editor. He is still enjoying life in the sun as a writer and author.

JUST ONE MORE FLUSH Do please make sure that you have consumed your breakfast before reading this Twitter, as its contents may upset the delicate… There is a sewage pumping station in our village and, from time to time, council workers in spaceman suits and helmets, thick rubber gloves and masks appear to de-clog it, wash it, change filters or do whatever one does to a sewage pump. Without going into too much detail, the stench is horrendous and if anyone happens to want to drop their rubbish bag into the adjacent skip, the task is best completed by holding one’s breath, placing a handkerchief over the nose and mouth and completing the job as quickly as possible. It was one of those beautiful sunny mornings when I happened to arrive at the rubbish skip at the same time as the sewage workers. After I had dropped my bag of rubbish into the skip and dashed away in an attempt to reach unpolluted air, to my horror I noticed that one of the workers had not only a jet wash pipe in one hand, but a crusty, large sandwich in the other ungloved hand. He was clearly enjoying his mid-morning breakfast, and I guess the man should be applauded for his dedication to duty. However, my stomach did a double somersault before I headed for home and a gargle of whisky, which I am convinced kills all known germs and is far better than antibiotics. I tried to convince myself that probably a few germs are actually quite good for all of us in this sanitised world, before my mind moved on to another associated issue. Did you realise that the authorities are now testing sewage for illicit drugs? You see, although it is quite easy to outwit the system when being questioned or completing a survey for the authorities, toilet contents simply don't lie. Indeed, to their

credit, urine and poo are blisteringly truthful. It is the new science of sewer epidemiology, which is currently used in many European cities to test for the usage of illicit drugs. Indeed, at the whisk of a test tube, it is now possible to test a city, part of a city or single street to reveal which naughty people have been snorting coke, using weed or worse. Sewers simply reek with honesty. After all, in most developed countries, every household has a toilet, which is connected to the central sewage system, and everyone goes to the toilet from time-to-time. Forget surveys and questionnaires, the exact quantities of drug consumption are clearly available for all to see by using this method. These tests simply go into overdrive when testing for cannabis, cocaine and ecstasy. Interestingly, but not surprisingly, the statistics skyrocket during the Christmas and the New Year festivities, yet it is worrying that people also appear to take similar amounts of cannabis during workdays as holidays. Just bear that one in mind when you next see your dentist. That shaky hand holding the threatening drill head, which you had previously dismissed as stress or simply getting old, may indicate that he is stoned. The toilet test will reveal all such secrets. In the US, this exciting new development is now widely used to give police better intelligence, as well as helping hospitals to anticipate demand for their drug rehabilitation services. The system is also being used to help to identify illicit new drugs, helping police with law enforcement priorities, as well as allowing hospitals and public health authorities to warn users about the risks of taking drugs. Bad drugs can also be identified, allowing public warning notices to be issued. Despite the wonders of this new technology, I do feel some unease. Is nothing sacred and private anymore? We already have snoopers listening into our mobile phone calls, accessing our emails and text messages, and now they are examining the contents of our toilets. I strongly suspect that there is far more that the authorities are not telling us and I am convinced that Big Brother already knows that Barrie Mahoney polished off half a bottle of Rioja with his evening meal, and finished it off with a large brandy. After all, sewage doesn't lie.

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‘WORRIED FOR NEIGHBOUR’

‘HOLE IN CV’ My last job was a nightmare and I left on very bad terms with my manager. She was a horrible person and I couldn’t do anything right. Now I’m looking for a new job I’m worried to put that job on my CV as if they ask for a reference, I know she’ll be spiteful and give me a bad one. Should I tell them the situation in the interview or keep quiet and hope for the best? Danielle The law is very clear these days in terms of employer references. If your old boss tells lies or goes out of her way to throw a spanner in the works, she can be prosecuted. Your local Citizens Advice Beaux will be able to give you the specifics here but rest assured, you do have rights. As far as applying for jobs and putting together your CV goes, honesty is the best policy. You don’t need to go overboard in explaining what happened, personalities clash all the time and that’s exactly what

seems to have happened in your case. Another thing you need to do is to put this whole thing into perspective and stop it from becoming a real barrier for you. Of course any new employer will want to talk about your track history but that’s just a small part of the interview process. I suppose what you really need to is overcome this hurdle in your mind and be clear about your stance if questions arise. Good luck Danielle.

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headlines are filled with stories of gangs turning on “have a go heroes” so the risk are very real. The government have done their bit in introducing new laws, now the police have no excuse whatsoever. Make that call and keep on making the call each and every time you feel threatened or harassed. I know you’re afraid right now but once this matter is taken seriously, it wont take long for these kids to get the message. None of this is your fault sweetheart, you’re just unlucky, honestly. You should also write down each and every incident, complete with times and dates and give that to your manager as well as the police. You will get through this, the kids will probably just move on and cause a nuisance elsewhere which isn’t an ideal solution but at least it should be the end of your nightmare.

My life at work is being made hell by some local kids. I work in a local grocery store and I used to love my job, chatting to all the regular customers and looking after the store. But recently a gang of youths have been hanging around the shopping precinct. They throw things at the window, throw things around the store and even steal things. I want to stop them but I’m too scared. What shall I do? Jamie Pick up the phone Jamie and ring the police? You certainly shouldn’t tackle these yobs on your own, its just not worth the risk these days. The news

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I moved into a new house 3 months ago and ever since I moved in I’ve had to put up with exceedingly noisy neighbours. I used to bang on the wall and tell them to be quiet but recently I’ve heard an angry male voice and a woman pleading then banging and crashing. I’m really worried that I’m listening to domestic violence next door but have no idea what to do about it. The last thing I want is for my friends to dub me an interfering busybody. Terri You have two options Terri. If you suspect somebody is being hurt, you need to call 999 and let the police deal with it. Gone are the days when “domestics” are left to sort themselves out. The police will react and, if a crime is being committed, the offender will be held accountable. As far as the general noise goes, your local council will investigate on your behalf and take specific measurements of the sound levels. If the noise is beyond a certain level, the council can issue warnings and even evict this family if they ignore those warnings. So there’s an awful lot you can do not only to put a stop to any domestic violence but also to ensure you can get some peace in your own home. Help is just a phone call away in both instances! You need to use the services available to you. That’s what they are there for.

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Calders Confessions

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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MEASURING POLITICAL CORRUPTION

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t may not come as a particularly big surprise but people don´t trust politicians. In actual fact, a recent survey conducted in Spain revealed that only 4% of the population actually do trust politicians, although 45% trust the police, which dips to 39% when cases are handed to the judicial system for processing. Trade unions don´t come off too well either, with only 6% of those who were asked trusting them. In fact, the opinion on political corruption has also swung, with a staggering 93% of the population now believing that this is a national matter, rather than just the domain of local councillors. The recent wave of large scale corruption cases in the media plays no small part in this opinion, but over the last ten years, there have been 800 cases of corruption filed, with nearly 2,000 people arrested and questioned. To indicate how widespread a problem this is, academics at the University of Laguna on the island of Tenerife have created an “urban map of corruption”, which shows quite clearly where the history of these cases lies. According to the data used to produce the map, which was all cases between the years 2000 and 2010, so not including the most recent cases, 56.1% of the entire population of Spain have suffered a case of corruption within their municipality. To turn that figure around, it obviously means that there are a large number of residents who live in a fair and law abiding area, with no corruption or wrongdoing having been identified. The data also shows that 2006 was a key year in triggering awareness of cases of corruption, as there were actually very few recorded or reporting on prior to that time. It is perhaps of no coincidence that the Spanish newspapers started to report their findings on two of the biggest cases of their time, Operación Ballena Blanca in March 2005, an operation launched by the Spanish police against money laundering centred around Marbella, the largest case of its kind to date, with over a thousand companies involved and 250 million euro seized, resulting in some 50 arrests of different nationality.

The second case being that of Operación Malaya, in 2006, again focussing on Marbella, in a case that has still been in the news as recently as this year, with the prosecution of singer Isabel Pantoja and former mayor of Marbella, Julián Muñoz. The explanation for the timing of both of these cases was put down to the peak in property sales at the time, which subsequently resulted in a specialist team of investigators being formed, The Economic and Revenue Crime Unit, or UDEF, with less than 100 officers operating nationally, which is now covered by a compliment of almost 300 investigators. The study from the University of La Laguna recorded 414 cases up to 2008, another 262 between 2009 and June 2010, which reflected a 63% increase, a percentage that matches the data from the anticorruption investigators. The data almost dries up then however, which some say is because the anti-corruption prosecutor reduced the number of steps required in investigations in 2010, but more so due to the burst of the housing bubble between 2008 and 2009. According to other reports however, the figure would be close to 800.

These numbers are consistent with a study by Elena Costas-Pérez, Albert Solé-Ollé and Pilar Sorribas-Navarro, published in 2012 in the European Journal of Political Economy (Corruption scandals, voter information, and accountability), which states that, “We collected news releases published between 1996 and 2009”, according to Elena Costas, summarizing that the cases prosecuted and scandals rises to 814 in January 2009, and that these cases involve 565 municipalities. In the study, it is revealed that Andalusia has the largest number of cases recorded, with a total of 154, followed by Valencia with 94. But, it is Murcia which has a greater percentage of municipalities affected, at 57.8%, partly because it is community with fewer municipalities within it. It also makes sense that the two largest political groups are also the largest involved in political corruption cases, with the Partido Popular winning that stake with 44% of the municipalities governed, whereas the PSOE are the ruling party in 31.2% of those involved in scandal. There are still many cases working their way through the court system, some known by the operational name and the amount of times they are highlighted in the press, some even spreading into global newsrooms, such as the increasing complex caso Gürtel, as well as the caso Nóos, but we must also remember that the problem of corruption is still very much an issue at a local level too, with barely a municipality in the ex-pat rich area of the Valencia community not being affected. However, there is also much to be gained by accusation of political corruption, with statistics also showing that voters turn away from parties mentioned in such cases, with the average loss in voters as a result of these cases rising from 4% to 9% in the 2007 elections. As a conclusion, the report from the university points out that 88% of all of these cases refer to land or property, and they draw similarities to the Bourbon Restoration, however, they also say that, “The difference is that the XXI century chieftains prefer to keep money in Switzerland and other tax havens.”


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W ATER SAFETY A PRIORITY THIS YEAR Although we are officially in the summer season in terms of tourism and beach safety, the height of the season is still a fair few weeks away, which is prompting calls for caution for everyone looking to enjoy a day at the beach. During the 2012 season, which ran from the 2nd of June until the 29th of September, 186 people lost their lives in water based incidents, 152 of whom were men, with August being the worst month, when there were 62 fatalities. Out of the total number of deaths, 42 people were in the 70´s and upwards age bracket, whereas 14 were children. The bathing season poses one of the greatest risks to children. According to the Spanish Association of Paediatrics, drowning accounts for 8% of deaths and 73% of these deaths occur in swimming pools for private use. Drowning is the second leading cause for infant mortality, with consciousness often being lost within two minutes and irreversible damage occurring as quickly as within four to six minutes. The percentage of deaths from injuries associated with aquatic environments beats deaths from cancer or respiratory diseases. Up to 25% of children and adolescents admitted for medical treatment because of water related incidents will suffer consequences in the future that will result in neurological problems or affect the psychomotor development, they say. A lifeguard of some years of experience, José, says that his job as a lifeguard is to “anticipate” what might happen. He states that children become particularly vulnerable near the water, but parents also need to take more of a responsibility in avoiding incidents, saying parents should “never lose sight of their children because many think it is a nursery and sometimes come with the kids, see the lifeguard and relax”, but it is not a life guard´s role to supervise children on behalf of parents. As children grow older, the risk changes with the development of water based activities. Slides and jumps become a bigger cause of incidents involving adolescents, moving into canoeing and windsurfing as they get even older, and scuba diving as they become late in their teens. The Ministry of Health has produced a booklet advising actions to prevent incidents at any age, although primarily aimed at the safety of children and the adults responsible for their care. “The aim is to warn of the risk of injury in different aquatic environments and recommend safety behaviours to be taken to avoid them”, says Ana Mato, the Health Minister.

During the 2012 season 186 people lost their lives in water based incidents.

The guide also details how a child can drown in the smallest amount of water, perimeter fences are advisable, respecting flags on beaches and avoiding dives into the sea, as well as avoiding alcohol are just some of the topics covered. The Minister hopes that through awareness and advice, there will be a reduction in incidents this year, and certainly no repeat of last summer where, at one point, a number of children died within a matter of days.


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The Director General of Traffic, María Seguí, has said this week that three stretches of motorway have already been identified as qualifying for the forthcoming increase in the maximum permitted speed to 130 kilometres per hour. Having confirmed this number, she also stated that there are more being assessed, but refused to elaborate until such a time as the draft law regulating speed is approved. The DGT also stated that the proposal for the mandatory wearing of crash helmets in city centres by cyclists still stands, but the public consultation and discussion has been a good move. Meanwhile, some of those opposing the notion are now asking for an addition to the road traffic act, asking that pedestrians should be forced to wear helmets too, as the importance of their safety mustn´t be overlooked, if cyclists are being forced to wear helmets despite their evidence on the safety impact not corroborating that provided by the government on the lifesaving benefits. Highway Safety Attorney, Bartolomé Vargas, has advocated road safety being included as a mandatory subject under the proposed LOMCE education reforms, or Wert´s Law as it is nicknamed after the education minister, which is currently under consideration by Congress after the proposals were withdrawn some months ago in the midst of protests. The Director General of Traffic, María Seguí, has offered her support, although she has shed doubt on whether it should be a specific subject or content within existing sections. The European Consumer Centre in Spain, under the National Consumer Institute, has filed report on possible abusive or unfair clauses in contracts from Spanish car rental companies, identifying four practices that may violate the economic interests of customers. The fuel policy, the final price of the reservation booked online, clauses providing services after the return of the vehicle and payment limitations, such as only accepting credit cards, are some of the irregularities identified.


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What a fabulous day at Flamenca Beach C/C, Playa Flamenca arranged by Legends Bar, The Lansdowne and Goodfellas. The event was arranged for the benefit of Maria and the Pink Ladies and The AECC. The entertainment filled day held on the lower level of the commercial centre kicked off at 2.00pm and was hosted by the fabulous Nikki G who introduced some absolutely fabulous live performances by Richie Alexander, Sandy Fitz, Just Bono, Ashley Tweedle, Dan Davy, Showaddywaddy Legends, The Cages, Stevie Spitt and to finish the night off the amazing Kolted. All three levels of the commercial centre were heaving with revellers dancing the afternoon and early evening away. It was difficult to asses how many people turned up but it has been a long time since so many attended the centre on one Saturday afternoon, apart from enjoyiong themselves the crowd also showed their generosity towards the Pink Ladies, buying raffle tickets, and making donations to the AECC early screening program. Maria said she would like to thank all who took part and the business owners and their staff especially Lyn and her team from Goodfellas for all their hard work and all the artists who once again donated their time free of charge and without all these people then events like this would not be possible and the best part is that â‚Ź1,377.37 was raised for the AECC, once again Maria and the Pink Ladies have demonstrated that they have the winning formula.


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dences of this disease have increased by 30% and is expected to increase further in the coming years.

The Spanish Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer, or AECC, has increased its funding for cancer research to 4.1 million euro, with seven new projects being funded and a further eleven receiving funds to continue with their research. In addition, two large groups have been awarded funding for projects that investigate the early detection of colon cancer and Ewing's sarcoma, a type of childhood cancer located in bone. This new contribution, along with the other research projects open at the AECC, results in nearly 14 million euro being committed to cancer research. Spanish orthopaedic surgeon, Pedro Guillén, made history of a different kind on Friday, by broadcasting the first live speech using the augmented reality technology of Google Glass. The surgeon presented a procedure on a 49 year old patient´s knee, at the Clínica CEMTRO de Madrid, streamed through the internet live. This is the first time any experiment like this has occurred in the world, for which Google provided a one off pair of glasses for his use. Heart failure is the leading cause of hospitalization in Spain, which represents a significant percentage of all health expenditure, according to experts at the tenth meeting of the Heart Failure and Transplantation Section of the Spanish Society of Cardiology. It is therefore a disease that is becoming one of the main challenges of modern medicine to affects 6.8% of those aged over 45, and between 15% and 20% of those over 85. The progressive aging of the population and the increase in major cardiovascular risk factors has meant that in the last ten years, the inci-

A new European policy on cigarette and tobacco labelling came into force this week, requiring 70% of the package surface to be covered by text and images warning of the dangers of smoking, rather than the 40% coverage that was required before this change. Flavoured cigarettes, such as strawberry, vanilla and menthol will also be banned, in a move to make smoking less attractive and enjoyable. Although a number of European countries opposed the legislation originally suggested by the Irish presidency, Spain was undecided on the viability of the motion.

Consumer and animal rights groups are complaining about a draft law being proposed by the Partido Popular, that would outlaw independent testing of food products. If approved, the law would prevent such testing as those conducted during the recent horse and dog meat in food for human consumption, preventing the disclosure of incorrectly labelled items in grocery stores. In 1998, after a three year marketing experiment, Cherry Coca Cola was withdrawn from sale in Spain, leaving Spaniards envious of their global neighbours who were still allowed to enjoy this fizzy blend of carbonated beverage. But now, after a 15 year absence, the much coveted drink will return to shops and shelves of supermarkets, bars and chiringuitos, but only for the summer, accompanied by an online hashtag and web campaign to test the viability of this mythical drink in today´s market place. But if you want to play your part in encouraging a positive return, make sure you include the #susovuelve tag in all of your online correspondence.

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GETTING THE MESSAGE OUT FOR PCN The Orihuela Costa Branch of the Royal British Legion held it’s monthly meeting last Thursday evening at which they welcomed Staff from the Paul Cunningham Nurses. Whilst the object of the visit was a presentation of the organisation’s services by Business Coordinator Tracey Wallace, Nurse Valerie Roland, accompanied by her mother Betty Short, thanked the Branch for their provision of the RBL Standard and the Union Flag at the funeral of her late father last year. Having served in the Fleet Air Arm Donald Short had always requested the Standard be displayed at his interment. Valerie and Betty said he would have been absolutely delighted to know that one of his final wishes was fulfilled. Alongside Bev Roberts, Val is one of two full time nurses working for PCN on the Costa Blanca providing private nursing at home as well as a Diabetic Clinic where members of the public are able to receive information and education in diabetes self management skills. Based in La Marina you can contact PCN from Monday to Friday, 0930 – 1300, on 966 790 363. Alternatively information is available on the websitewww.paulcunninghamnurses-sl.com


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On Friday 7th June Kevin Shepherd from Colchester Essex stepped off the plane at Alicante to travel on to Torrevieja where he was to continue with his task of dispelling the myths surrounding depression and “mental health issues” especially amongst men. Kevin was seen on Breakfast TV several months ago and was invited by Samaritans in Spain to come over to talk to their volunteers about his own personal journey. Since suffering a complete break-

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He was offered the chance to go into the local Samaritan office to talk as it was only a few minutes away. Someone had called the Police and they arrived as he was talking to the Samaritans and when he stepped back they took him to the office and he talked. And the rest, as they say, is history. On Sunday 9th June Kevin spoke openly and honestly about his pain, and his journey. He spoke with passion and urged everyone to encourage others to talk before they get to the point of collapse. He asked the audience to use his story to help others to seek help sooner rather than later. Recently Stephen Fry has spoken openly about his struggle with depression and on Breakfast TV only last week Simon Fanshawe, writer and broadcaster, welcomed the fact that celebrities were speaking out and dispelling the myth that in some way depression and mental health issues are related to social status and finances. Kevin’s message was honest and raw but inspirational and full of hope and it gave the team at Samaritans in Spain the opportunity to hear a story from the other end of the phone and to ask questions which normally they would not be able to ask. Kevin’s story is openly available to be read on the internet for anyone who would like to understand more and he asked that people use it freely. He ended his visit by saying that without the one unknown, calm voice at the end of the phone he would not be here now, doing what he is doing. If anyone reading this identifies with any part of Kevin’s story and needs to talk, the Samaritans operate a 24 hour help-line here in Spain – 902 88 35 35 or pat@samaritansinspain.com.

FROM THE BRINK T O EASTENDERS! down in 2009 he has committed his life to raising the profile of depression and trying to dispel some of the stigma which is still associated with mental health problems. Now that he is on the road to recovery he is work-

ing with MIND, Rethink and the Samaritans UK, to get the message across that it is important to talk – and talk about your feelings when the small problems occur and not leave it until the many small problems become overwhelming. He works tirelessly to make sure that the media portray “mental health” issues accurately and in this role he was invited to collaborate with scriptwriters for a well known soap. To his surprise the Soap was EastEnders. The scriptwriters sent him the scripts and he advised and amended them – the story -Ian Beale’s complete breakdown. In fact Ian’s journey very much mirrored Kevin’s own life story. In April 2009 Kevin went to very brink of suicide, following three years of increasing personal problems. He experienced the breakdown of his relationship; being made redundant; losing everything in fact! He kept the mask of being in control in place and hid his pain and fears from friends and family until one day everything overwhelmed him and he decided that life was no longer worth living. He wrote letters to his family and then headed for a high rise car park with the intention of jumping. Strange things happen and for some unknown reason he emptied his pockets before taking that final last step. His phone was in his pocket and he scrolled down his call list and he eventually came to the Samaritans number which he had called several days before but rung off without speaking. He pressed the dial button and when the phone was answered the dam burst.

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THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE HELP FOR HOMELESS VETERANS On 6 July the 50+ SOLOs and HOGGIES BAR SAN LUIS near Torrevieja are having a BBQ and a Fund Raising afternoon to raise funds for the above Charity starting at 2.45pm. Their workload is increasing every week and their work is becoming more important as they offer help and advice to people having to leave the Services for various reasons and do not qualify for help from the Government. Many are homeless, unemployed, and need advice on Life skills. Without the work of this and similar charities many of the ex servicemen would slip through the net and disappear into a life that no one would want for their son or daughter- mental illness and perhaps drugs and alcohol. Have a function or an event to raise cash to buy

food, clothing, accommodation/furniture , expenses to attend Life skills training and so much more. Visit their website Help4homelessveterans.org.uk. Local contact is 966 78 9063 This is the first fund raising event for this dedicated and relatively new charity. We have supported Help for Heroes for 5-6years but now I feel that these people need help with some of them existing in heartbreaking situations.


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GREAT NEWS FOR MORTGAGE HOLDERS Following a decision by the Supreme Tribunal Courts, the abusive lower fixed rate clause that has been included in most mortgages in Spain has now been declared null and void unless there is complete clarity in the contract.

The courts have recently been inundated with mortgage holders complaining about the abusive clause that was in their contracts and following the courts decision making it illegal, BBVA Bank and Cajamar have eliminated this clause from all of its mortgages. This is fantastic news for all mortgage holders who have accounts with BBVA and Cajamar, as they will now benefit from the low Euribor rate. Previously if you had the lower fixed rate clause this meant that even if the Euribor interest rate dropped to as little as 0.5% these mortgage holders would never benefit from the lower rates as the clause would come into effect meaning that the amount payable would never drop below a certain amount, in most cases 3%. This has caused tremendous financial hardship for many mortgage holders who have not been able to take advantage of the lower euribor rates, which have been less than 1% for at least 18 months. The Euribor rate is currently at 0.5% this will mean that most mortgage holders will see their mortgage repayments decrease substantial-

ly. As an example of how much should be saved, a mortgage holder with a typical mortgage of approximately 120,000€ over a 25 year term with a Euribor plus 1% deal, who previously had the minimum 3% clause will save an average of 150€ per month on their repayments. The decision by BBVA to remove the lower rate clause from all of its mortgage contracts will affect approximately 500,000 homeowners. Other banks such as Sabadell, who now own the CAM Bank have decided to not remove the abusive lower rate clause by instead stating that they believe their contracts to be extremely clear and transparent and therefore in their opinion they comply with the law. According to the Consumer Rights Bureau they have received 1000's of complaints from mortgage holders about the abusive clause and in their opinion all banks should be made to remove it. A spokesperson from the Consumer Rights Bureau, Francisco Morot stated, "It is about time that the courts made this decision. It is also not right that the courts have to do the Government's work. The Government should have intervened and made this illegal but it is a shame that the courts didn't make the banks backdate the excessive interest that has been paid. Other banks will surely follow suit and if they don't they should expect more lawsuits from mortgage holders who are trying to get that clause removed. Now that the precedent has been set by the Supreme Tribunal Courts it is likely that any case that is put forward by any attorney to remove the abusive clause will be successful." According to the Consumer Rights Bureau the complaints from people regarding mortgages has almost been as many as those involving abusive mobile telephone contracts. The Euribor rate closed May at 0.5% and it is expected to continue at an extremely low rate for at least the next 12 months so therefore many people could still benefit from having the abusive lower rate removed from their contract if their mortgage was held with a bank other than BBVA or Cajamar. Courtesy of the Costa Calida Informer

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ALICANTE AIRPORT PASSENGERS INCREASE Alicante airport recorded 12.6% growth in passenger traffic in May, the largest percentage increase in the whole Spanish airport network, according to the airport authority AENA. In total, 930,000 passengers filed through the airport facility, whereas in May 2012 the figure was 826,248 users. In the first five months of 2013, Alicante airport passenger numbers have exceeded 3,250,000, compared to 3,079,400 recorded between January and May last year. The entire Spanish airport network recorded about 17 million passengers in May, up 1.9% on the same period last year.

POSITIVE CHANGE TO LONG-TERM AIRPORT PARKING Spanish airport authority AENA has launched a pilot scheme that may change the face of long term parking for good, by offering cheaper prices. Seville Airport is the first to see the “development of the parking segment”, which is “tailored to the different profiles and needs that have been detected in the analysis of demand”. There is now a flat rate fee of 35 euro for drivers who park their cars for a period of between 3 and 20 days in the car park at the airport. AENA say they are committed to “diversifying parking options, and looking for better prices”, and so this deal offers the “lowest price in the market”, after the sixth day. Currently, Seville Airport has 3,700 public parking spaces, 20 parking spaces for buses, and 1,200 for rental cars. The layout of the car park has been adapted to accommodate these longer term vehicles in there secure and protected facility.


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RIGHTS FOR RESIDENTS OF THE ORIHUELA COSTA Many people who live along the coast have the attitude that as we are guests in Spain the expat community should shut up and accept what ever level of service there is on offer. This would be an acceptable view point if the division of resources of any locality was being fairly and equitably distributed. However any observer comparing the lack of reasonable infrastructure for the residents of Orihuela Costa with the well resourced amenities offered to the residents of Orihuela will see that council spending unfairly favours the city inhabitants. Many towns and localities along the Costas have high numbers of non Spaniards who moved to Spain over the last few decades. Until the recent economic depression the economy of Mediterranean Spain was driven by the house building boom and the concerted effort to sell these homes throughout the European Union. Many people purchased houses with the intention of making Spain their permanent home. It should be noted that the building boom added considerably to the economic success of Spain. Many mainly coastal Spanish towns saw rapid expansion during this period and the composition of the population changed considerably with several towns and villages having a very high percentage of non Spanish residents for the first time in their history. However the new houses and the expanded population brought considerable additional revenue to the municipal coffers which resulted in additional spending on public amenities to the benefit of all sections of the population,

Spanish and expat alike. One only needs to visit Pilar de la Horadada, Torrevieja, Guardamar, San Miguel, Montesinos etc to see how the locations have benefited. These towns are in stark contrast to the development that took place along the Orihuela Costa, an area some 30 kilometres from the parent city of Orihuela. On this part of the coast there was no real village to give the area a central point. The various urbanisations grew during a building frenzy without little apparent thought to the needs of an expanding population. The wealth created from this building chaos both during the construction period and then from subsequent local taxes has continuously been absorbed into the coffers of Orihuela. The coastal residents from all nationalities have seen no improvement in the civic amenities available to them as most of this new revenue has continued to pour into the city for the benefit of a population 30 kilometres distant. The population of Orihuela Costa has been left bereft of benefiting from the wealth they have created. A cynical observer may feel that this unequal distribution of public amenities is due to the fact that the population of Orihuela Costa is over 80% non Spanish. The residents of Orihuela Costa must ensue that they have a voice. They must ensure that they are registered to vote and they use this vote in all local elections The population of Orihuela Costa need to ensure their voice is heard and the only way to achieve this is to ensure that residents are on the electoral register and make sure they vote in local elections.

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AROUND ORIHUELA AND THE COSTA Aesthetic work has started on the regeneration of La Regia this week, first with the removal of a large tree on the corner of the entrance road, long considered a hazard, which is being relocated to a home more conducive to its growth. Work on repairing the walls and floors of the underpass to the beach has also started, which will not only make the area more attractive, but will also prevent future damage from water flows. The budget for this section of the work is just under 4,000 euro. This plan was first addressed in February, having just received approval through the administrative process.

The SERVEF employment agency has now installed a publicly available computer in the Orihuela Costa town hall, another ongoing promise, which now allows registered unemployed workers to complete their continual registration with them, thus avoiding frequent journeys to Orihuela when the Playa Flamenca office was closed, and also allowing them to search for the latest vacancies as they become available, submitting interest at the same time, automating and speeding up the whole process of job seeking.

increased use approaches. Auditors from the town hall are carrying out frequent inspections of the beaches to ensure contractual compliance from service providers, and have already identified a number of matters which are being addressed. The biggest issue found was that the required number of “aquatic chairs” that allow access and egress to the sea for disabled people has not yet been met by the new contractor. Although they have promised that they will be providing them very soon, it highlights the commitment from the town hall to ensure that contractors deliver what they promise, especially after the basis of the contract may be based on elements which other companies withdraw from the bidding process in the knowledge that they cannot provide the required equipment, such may have been the case with these chairs. Discussions are set to be concluded with the taxi drivers of both the Orihuela Costa and the city, which will see up to five temporary slots being cleared in the licensing that would allow taxis from the city to operate on the coast during the summer months, where it is notoriously difficult to get a taxi in the coastal zone, but the city has a considerable reduction in work. Twenty drivers from Orihuela will share the five coastal slots around the clock, although incompatibility problems with radio systems are likely to see the city taxis operate at the Zenia Boulevard, freeing up local drivers to cover the leisure and tourist areas.

A complement of two people have joined the tourist information team at the Playa Flamenca town hall, where they will assist for the duration of a month, helping out in the office, assisting with enquiries and offering information, as well as conducting surveys with members of the public to asses real opinion of the quality of service offered on the beaches of the municipality. The town hall of Orihuela has placed an order for an additional 3 large waste collection bins specifically for garden clippings on the Orihuela Costa, as well as an additional 40 waste bins for normal, organic waste, to boost those already available as the summer season of

invest any more money in schools in the foreseeable future. CLR gathered some 3,000 signatures from people who feel that the education of our children should be a government priority; they have also joined in school protests like the protest on Monday morning. At the Orihuela Pleno meeting next week CLR leader Pedro Mancebo will propose that the PSOE and Green government complete the half built school immediately from the proceeds of the sale of land in Orihuela Costa. Mancebo stated “Our children are more important than a bullring or beautifying a street in Orihuela, Antonia Moreno sacked me as councillor for the coast because I opposed her plans to use all the money from the sale of coastal lands for an extravagant personal project where she lives, I propose that we invest all this 1,800,000€ in our children, build the school and apply to get the money back from Valencia. Our children need education in dignified conditions now”.

CLR Supporters joined with frustrated parents at the school protest in Los Dolses last Monday at 08.45 Two of the coast’s schools are housed in temporary portacabins for almost a decade and the Valencia government have made it clear that they will not

The Orihuela Costa town hall has seen an increase in the number of noise complaints from neighbours of the La Fuente commercial centre, specifically complaining about loud music from bars. The complaints are being registered for monitoring, and the police have been seen to be investigating these complaints, who then report their findings to the licensing department of Orihuela town hall, as well as the Valencia Police, who have been increasing their patrols and prosecuting of license and noise infractions in the entire area. The Valencia government has already said that finding the balance between the rights for peace and quiet and the need for business is a priority, whereas the town hall also point out that music and entertainment is not normally permitted outside, including on terraces, nor does any venue hold a license for entertainment that is not within the interior walls of the establishment.


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NEW GREEN COLLECTION SERVICE FOR ORIHUELA COSTA Orihuela council has hired a new company to deal with the collection of garden clippings on the Orihuela Costa, after a contract worth 19,700 euro was put to tender, ultimately awarding the work to San Pedro based company, Geohabitat, who will operate the service until December. The principle changes to the way the service operates surround the fact that this garden waste now has a value, as the company will be recycling the material, turning the leaves, cuttings and clippings into pellets for use as fuel. As well as garden waste being recyclable, there is also a significant saving to the public purse, as the collection, transportation and processing of the material is around 7 euro per ton. As the Mayor of the municipality, Monserrate Guillén, explained, “This is a considerable savings over other bids submitted and the cost if we were in the Consortium for Provincial Waste Zone”, adding that collection and transport to the disposal contracted by the consortium “would cost about 32 euro per ton”. Considering the 3,500 tons of garden clippings collected on the Orihuela Costa each year alone, “If we had to hire the Consortium through an entire year of service, it would cost 112,000 euro. If we do it with the company that will provide the service until December, it will cost between 24,500 and 25,000 euro”, he added. Guillén also said that the location of the plant in San Pedro del Pinatar, which is about eight kilometres from the Orihuela Costa, saves fuel and greenhouse gas emissions to the atmosphere, and thus bolsters the environmental impact on the savings that the contract provides. However, the Mayor also asked that coastal residents “respect the schedules” for pruning collection, checking for the optimum time to put clippings out for collection, so that they don´t create an eyesore for neighbours, but also to ensure that garden waste is kept separate, as all too often these clippings become a magnet for other waste and rubbish, which cannot be collected by the garden collection service. The importance of separating rubbish is included in a new leaflet campaign, in Spanish, English and German, as, although the new green

collection service offers huge savings to the municipality, already the risk of escalating costs is apparent, and in the hands of the residents, as one member of the team has already had to be assigned to the recycling facility to sort and arrange transport of none-green waste, which could be easily avoided at the source of collection, by ensuring garden waste is not mixed with other rubbish, and recyclable materials are also kept apart. The campaign of awareness also asks dog owners to clean up after their pets, as well as avoiding allowing them to urinate in particularly sensitive areas, which the Mayor hopes the citizens will appreciate and comply, but there is the threat of fines of between 100 and 750 euro for those who don’t. In fact, despite the green credentials at the head of the government team, on the ground level, Orihuela is one of the worst areas in Valencia for recycling, with little over 3 kilos per person per year being recycled in the municipality, compared to the near 9% of the rest of the region. The importance of contacting the town hall to advise the location of clippings has also been raised, as, although the collection trucks visit the coast as per a regular timetable, they do not routinely patrol every single street, as this would be an impossible task for the limited

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league Robert had a wife. (R) (T) 1.25 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 British Touring Car Championship. Action from the fifth round of the season from Croft. 5.15 ITV Nightscreen. Textbased 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) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.00 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) (T) 12.00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. (R) (T) 1.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course. (R) (T) 1.35 SuperScrimpers. (R) (T) 1.55 FILM: Blood Alley (1955). Action adventure, starring John Wayne. (T) 4.10 Countdown. (T) 5.00 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.00 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour. The tourists continue their journey in Barcelona, where Brendan Sheerin challenges them to compete against one another in a Gaudi treasure hunt, Cava tasting and vineyard weeding. (T) 6.30 Come Dine with Me. Matt Sullivan hosts the third dinner party in Cambridge, where he hopes his home-grown English menu of ‘posh’ fish and chips and rice pudding will help him win the £1,000 prize. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Mr Burns takes over the local church and begins to run it like a business, prompting Lisa to leave the congregation in protest and become a Buddhist. With the voice of Richard Gere. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Will panics following his confession and attempts to undo the damage. Patrick comes to terms with Sienna’s actions and tries to stop the truth from coming to light. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 4thought.tv. Members of the public consider whether Gay Pride events are still needed in Britain. (T) 9.00 Hollywood Me. Martyn Lawrence Bullard sends paediatric nurse Jenny Maine to LA for some Hollywood pampering with actress Tori Spelling, while secretly transforming her Leicester home. (T) 10.00 24 Hours in A&E. A 56-year-old woman arrives in resus following an accident at home, and an aerial fitter suffers life-threatening injuries after falling 30ft from a roof. (T) 11.00 Dates. Stephen goes on a surprising journey of self-discovery while waiting for Mia to turn up for an afternoon rendezvous in a London hotel. Drama, starring Ben Chaplin and Oona Chaplin. Part of the Mating Season. (T) 11.35 Why Am I Still Single?: First Cut. (T) 12.35 First Dates. (R) (T) 1.35 Random Acts. (T) 1.40 Music on 4: Mercury Prize Sessions: Johnny Marr. (T) 1.55 One Born Every Minute USA. (T) 2.50 FILM: The Bad News Bears (1976). Baseball comedy, starring Walter Matthau. (T) 4.30 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 5.20 SuperScrimpers. (R) (T) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 6.25 Countdown. (R) (T)

tionship after discovering she kissed Brennan, while Kyle lashes out at Georgia as his eyesight shows no signs of improving. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Kyle finally convinces Heath someone is out to get the Braxtons, while Indi runs the gym into debt as she struggles to fund the private investigator’s search for Romeo. (R) (T) 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 Paul Merton in India. The comedian meets dancing policemen in the Punjab, attends a cricket match for the blind in Delhi and follows a gang of racketeering eunuchs in Ahmedabad; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Emergency Bikers. Paramedic Mark Hayes comes to the aid of a man who has been hit by a bus, and Essex officer Martin Ackers has to hit the brakes to avoid a collision; (R) (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 NCIS. The arsonist targeting US Navy facilities is killed by a thermite explosion, while coded messages found among Bruce Johnson’s possessions suggest he may not have been working alone. (T) 11.00 Big Brother. Another day in the Big Brother house, as the contestants come to terms with latest round of nominations and the discovery of who is up for the chop on Friday. (T) 12.00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. (T) 1.00 National Heads Up Poker Championships. (T) 2.00 SuperCasino. 5.00 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.25 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.50 Divine Designs. (R) (T) 6.10 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

Wednesday, 26th June, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – with outrageously camp comedian, novelist and winner of Celebrity Big Brother 2012 Julian Clary. 18.05 The San Fulgencio VibeFest – more selection of some superb acts from this festival in La Marina. 19.00 Real England(series) – Cornwall, the most southern of all the English counties with its charming villages and spectacular coastline. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

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11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 Joanna Lumley’s Nile. The actress watches whirling dervishes in Khartoum and experiences a Sudanese beauty treatment involving wood smoke, before meeting Olympic hopefuls in Ethiopia. (R) (T) 12.35 The Americans. The couple discover their murdered col-

7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Rupert Bear. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Make Way for Noddy. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.10 Milkshake! Show Songs. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Milkshake! Monkey. (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 Cowboy Traders. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Big Brother. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 CSI: NY. (R) (T) 4.10 FILM: Mary Higgins Clark’s Pretend You Don’t See Her (2002). Thriller, starring Emma Samms. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Mason refuses Kate’s attempts to rekindle their rela-

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07:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan 11:00 Brunch with Chris Heard 14:00 Calder´s Daytime Confessions (Rpt) 15:00 The Gary Jackson Show 17:00 The PBT Show 19:00 Exite Classics - 70’s at 7, 80’s at 8, 90’s at 9 and Classics Megamix 22:00 Calder´s Confessions UNCUT 23:00 The Love Zone 00:01 The Overnight Jukebox


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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Crimewatch Roadshow. Rav Wilding and Sian Lloyd present from Chatham, Kent. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Cheshire, London and Lancashire. (R) (T) 12.00 Saints and Scroungers. A £200,000 scam uncovered by Brent Council investigators. (R) (T) 12.30 Escape to the Country. Searching for a property in Monmouthshire. (R) (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. Searching for antiques in Leominster, Herefordshire. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Wimbledon 2013. The second round continues in SW19. (T)

7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the live magazine, featuring celebrity chat and stories of interest. (T) 8.25 EastEnders. Lauren returns home from hospital — and before long she is in the Vic, demanding a drink. Kirsty is on edge, worried that Carl has seen through her fake pregnancy plan. (T) 8.55 Match of the Day Live. Gary Lineker presents coverage of the second semi-final of the Confederations Cup (Kick-off 8.00pm), held at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. Subsequent programmes are subject to change. 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather. (T) 11.35 Question Time. Topical debate from Newcastle, chaired by David Dimbleby. (T) 12.35 This Week. The past seven days in politics. (T) 1.20 Holiday Weatherview. (T) 1.25 BBC News. The latest national and international stories as they break. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.15 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.15 Coast. The team travels from Gower to Anglesey. (R) (T) 8.35 Heir Hunters. (R) (T) 9.20 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) (T) 10.05 Sign Zone: Great Continental Railway Journeys. (R) (T) 11.05 Sign Zone: Country Show Cook Off. (R) (T) 11.35 HARDtalk. (R) (T) 12.00 Daily Politics. (T) 12.30 Wimbledon 2013. The fourth day’s play gets under way at the All England Club. (T) 5.20 Heir Hunters. (R) (T) 6.05 Flog It! Kate Bateman and Philip Serrell value items in Whitby, North Yorkshire, and Paul Martin examines the life and work of Victorian photographer Frank Sutcliffe. (R) (T) 6.50 Wimbledon 2013. Further live coverage as play on the fourth day continues at the All England Club, with the line-up for the third round expected to be completed this evening. (T) 9.00 Today at Wimbledon. John Inverdale and guests look back at the fourth day’s play and present updates from the matches still taking place in the second round of the singles at the All England Club. (T) 10.00 Who Were the Greeks? Part one of two. Michael Scott examines the important individuals, objects and ideas of the ancient Greeks, beginning by exploring how they lived and what they believed in. (T) 11.00 Mock the Week. Gary Delaney, Holly

Walsh and Josh Widdicombe join regulars Chris Addison, Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons on the topical comedy quiz. Dara O Briain hosts. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 Horizon — Swallowed by a Black Hole. (R) (T) 1.20 The Review Show. 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. Sue Hill appeals for public help to solve more crimes. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 May the Best House Win. Homeowners in the London area rate one another’s properties. 4.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.59 ITV London Weather. (T)

5.00 Tipping Point. Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. (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. Debbie faces the wrath of her family after Robbie takes delight in telling Zak and Cain she mixed the lethal vodka herself, while Brenda makes a decision that shocks Gennie. 8.30 The Real Cost of Beauty: Tonight. Fiona Foster investigates cosmetic surgery, meeting people whose dermal filler treatments have gone wrong. (T) 9.00 Emmerdale. Debbie seems to have Cameron on her side as she vows revenge on Robbie, while Gennie and Nikhil have doubts over Brenda’s plans for a surprise wedding. (T) 9.30 Paul O’Grady: For the Love of Dogs. The comedian meets a neglected six-month-old boxer, the Battersea staff go back to basics to train a mistreated puppy. (T) 10.00 Happy Families. Three men discuss how the traditional role of a father has changed, including Kris, whose wife Mel is now the breadwinner, and T, a provider for his entire family in Pakistan. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 The Zoo. Part one of two. The staff of London Zoo play matchmaker to their animals and a reptile keeper tries to raise awareness of a devastating plague affecting frogs. (R) (T) 12.35 The Americans. An assassin tries to kill President Reagan. (R) (T) 1.25 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 The Real Cost of Beauty: Tonight. Fiona Foster investigates botched cosmetic procedures. (R) (T) 4.25 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based info svc CHANNEL 4 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.05 Will &

Grace. (R) (T) 8.25 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.55 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) (T) 12.00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. (R) (T) 1.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course. (R) (T) 1.35 River Cottage Veg. (R) (T) 2.30 FILM: Anne of the Indies (1951). High-seas adventure, starring Jean Peters. (T) 4.10 Countdown. (T) 5.00 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.00 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour. The tour arrives in Barcelona, Spain, where the Brits try their hands at acting before completing a challenge, which will determine who enjoys a night in luxury. (T) 6.30 Come Dine with Me. Hawa Sydique hosts the fourth dinner party from Cambridge, 7.00 The Simpsons. Homer and Marge try to convince a social worker they are normal members of society — but their plans are thrown into disarray by the arrival of a showgirl Homer married bigamously. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Will is shocked to discover his mother has made an official statement at the police station, and Sinead convinces Ruby to help her with a risky plan to obtain money. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 4thought.tv. Members of the public consider whether Gay Pride events are still needed in Britain. (T) 9.00 Compare Your Life. Carlton Hood uses the principles of a comparison website to help a Hampshire couple start a business in rural Wales, but a change in their circumstances presents a challenge. (T) 10.00 First Dates. Interactive documentary in which singletons meet up with possible partners from the internet. (T) 11.00 Eye Spy. New series. Hidden-camera show that tests the nation’s moral compass by playing out various dilemmas and conundrums 12.05 Random Acts. (T) 12.10 24 Hours in A&E. (R) (T) 1.15 The Man with the 10-Stone Testicles: A Bodyshock Special. (R) (T) 2.10 How to Find Love Online. (R) (T) 3.05 The Police’s Dirty Secret: Channel 4 Dispatches. (R) (T) 4.00 Wild Things. (R) (T) 4.30 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 5.25 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) (T) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 6.25 Countdown. (R) (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Rupert Bear. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Make Way for Noddy. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.10 Mio Mao. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.20 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Milkshake! Monkey. (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 Chris Tarrant: Extreme Railways. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Big Brother. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.15 CSI: Miami. (R) (T) 4.15 FILM: Honeymoon for One (2011). Romantic drama, with Nicollette Sheridan and Greg Wise. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Rani rewrites the ending of the play in an attempt to avoid Bailey, but ends up confessing to Callum after a series of misunderstandings. Matt and Brad settle their differences. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Indi calls off the search for

Romeo, April gets a placement at Dex’s hospital, Maddy tries to manipulate Spencer, and Marilyn upsets John after implying he has feelings for her. (R) (T) 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 The Hotel Inspector. Alex Polizzi visits a two-star manor hotel in Birmingham, a 14-bedroom venue with an impressive array of features and owners who are undercharging for the services they provide; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Cowboy Traders. Dominic Littlewood and Melinda Messenger investigate a company paid hundreds of thousands of pounds by schools and parents for skiing holidays that never took place; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 Help! I’m 16 But Look 60: Extraordinary People. A 16year-old from South Yorkshire heads to Texas with her family in search of advice and treatment for a genetic condition that has left her skin loose and wrinkly. (T) 11.00 Big Brother. More from the house as the contestants compete in tasks, rant in the diary room and provide their own entertainment while obeying the Big Brother rules — or not, as the case may be. (T) 12.00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. (T) 1.00 Cricket on 5. 2.00 SuperCasino. 5.00 House Doctor. 5.25 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.50 Divine Designs. 6.10 Wildlife SOS. 6.35 Wildlife SOS.

Thursday 27th June, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Judith Durham, who became lead singer of popular folk band The Seekers. 18.05 Speekee (NEW series) A fun and entertaining way to learn Spanish for our younger viewers. – El Mercado 18.15 The Wedding Show (series) – your choice of cake is limited only by your imagination. 18.30 Youth Tube – Youngsters and their life here in Spain. 19.00 An Evening at the Lounge Bar. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Crimewatch Roadshow. How Kent police keep the Channel Tunnel crime free. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Devon, London and Greater Manchester. (R) (T) 12.00 Saints and Scroungers. A senior benefits officer becomes the target of a fraud investigation. (R) (T) 12.30 Escape to the Country. A military family searches for a home in the Peak District. (R) (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. From London’s Portobello Road. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Wimbledon 2013. Live coverage of the fifth day at the All England Club. (T)

7.00 BBC News; (T) Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Chris Evans and Alex Jones report from the Glastonbury music festival. (T) 8.30 A Question of Sport. With England cricketer Monty Panesar, Olympic silver medal-winning modern pentathlete Samantha Murray, former Welsh rugby star Scott Quinnell and ex-footballer Dion Dublin; (R) (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 EastEnders. Max finally discovers the extent of Kirsty’s lies, and ignores her pleas as he walks out. However, as he pours out his woes to Tanya, he discovers his ex-wife also has a confession. (T) 9.30 Would I Lie to You? Comedians Jimmy Carr and Griff Rhys Jones, Hairy Biker Dave Myers and news presenter Susanna Reid join David Mitchell and Lee Mack for the panel show, hosted by Rob Brydon. (T) 10.00 Miranda. Penny decides to throw a party, hoping one of the male guests will turn out to be a suitable partner for Miranda, who tries to get out of attending the event. (R) (T) 10.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Agnes tries to make friends with Dermot’s mother-in-law Hillary, but the pair’s dinner date comes to an abrupt end when Maria suddenly goes into labour. (R) (T) 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 11.35 The Graham Norton Show. With king of cool Samuel L Jackson, Oscar-winning actress Sandra Bullock and comedy star Nick Frost, next to be seen in The World’s End. Music by Jake Bugg. Last in the series. (T) 12.25 FILM: Starship Troopers (1997). Sci-fi adventure, starring Casper Van Dien. (T) 2.20 Weatherview. (T) 2.25 BBC News. The latest national and international stories as they break. (T) BBC2 7.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.00 Saints and Scroungers. (R) (T) 8.30 Heir Hunters. A 20-year-old case involving a family connection to Gandhi. (R) (T) 9.15 Sign Zone: The A to Z of TV Gardening. (R) (T) 10.00 Sign Zone: Antiques Roadshow. Fiona Bruce and the experts visit Stowe House in Buckinghamshire. (R) (T) 11.00 Question Time. (R) (T) 12.00 Daily Politics. (T) 12.30 Wimbledon 2013. Live coverage of the

fifth day at the All England Club. (T) 5.20 Heir Hunters. A man who left behind a £20,000 estate. (R) (T) 6.05 Flog It! Michael Baggott and Adam Partridge discover a Peter Pan book signed by the illustrator in Blackburn, and Paul Martin explores the history of whippet racing. (R) (T) 6.50 Wimbledon 2013. Sue Barker presents further live coverage of the fifth day at the All England Club in SW19, where the players involved will be looking to win their third-round matches. (T) 9.00 Today at Wimbledon. Action from and discussion on the fifth day of the championships at the All England Club, looking back at the key moments from the men’s and ladies’ third-round singles. (T) 10.00 Wild Shepherdess with Kate Humble. The broadcaster heads to the mountains of southern Peru to spend time with alpaca herders, descendants of the Incas who are struggling to keep the traditional way of life alive. (T) 11.00 Glastonbury 2013. Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne kick-off a weekend of live coverage from the music festival, introducing a selection of performances from the site’s many stages. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.00 Glastonbury 2013. (T) 3.00 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) (T) 4.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. With the Backstreet Boys. (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. Last in the series. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 May the Best House Win. Four homeowners compete in Manchester. (R) (T) 4.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. Highlights from the show. (R) (T) 4.59 ITV London Weather. (T)

5.00 Tipping Point. Quiz show, hosted by Ben Shephard. (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 arranges for Declan to catch her in a compromising position with Adam, Debbie tries to drown her sorrows and Gennie resolves to make sure Brenda gets the wedding she wants. (T) 8.30 Coronation Street. Faye stays home alone after walking out of Anna’s, Gail tells Nick of her suspicions about Leanne and Peter, and Hayley worries Roy might be having a nervous breakdown. (T) 9.00 Harbour Lives. Ben Fogle meets a solicitor who is spending the summer as a fisherman, visits a vineyard owned by two former IT executives, and talks to a woman who has opened a cupcake business. (T) 9.30 Coronation Street. Faye lies to Dev about Tim’s whereabouts, Nick quizzes Leanne after David drops further hints about her having an affair with Peter, and Hayley panics when Roy goes missing. (T) 10.00 Britain’s Secret Homes. Intriguing properties, including an Edinburgh home that revolutionised

Victorian photography, England’s first mosque, and a house near Birmingham that gave birth to lawn tennis. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 FILM: Music and Lyrics (2007). A washed-up pop idol seeks the help of the woman who looks after his plants to write a song for a teenage music star. Romantic comedy, starring Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. (T) 1.30 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 FILM: Columbo: Any Old Port in a Storm (1973). Detective drama, starring Peter Falk and Donald Pleasence. (T) 5.35 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. CHANNEL 4 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 According to Jim. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.55 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.00 Undercover Boss Australia. (R) (T) 12.00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. (R) (T) 1.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Cookery Course. (R) (T) 1.40 River Cottage Veg Heroes. (R) (T) 2.10 FILM: The Day Will Dawn (1942). Second World War adventure, starring Hugh Williams. (T) (bw) 4.10 Countdown. (T) 5.00 Deal or No Deal. (T) 6.00 Brendan’s Magical Mystery Tour. The tour of Barcelona concludes with street performances in the city’s popular Las Ramblas tourist area, before the two finalists go head to head running open-top bus tours. (T) 6.30 Come Dine with Me. Scouser David Goodier hosts the final dinner party in Cambridge, hoping to impress his guests with a 1960s Merseybeat dress code and a course of ‘Spicy Beatballs’. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Springfield is named the world’s fattest town, prompting Marge to take action against a local sugar company. With the guest voice of Ben Stiller. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Phoebe risks everything to safeguard Vincent’s future. Sinead becomes desperate for money — and maintaining her independence may force her to rethink her moral values. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 4thought.tv. Members of the public consider whether Gay Pride events are still needed in Britain. (T) 9.00 Four Rooms. Items include a rare collection of toy cars, a Second World War battery box, a necklace made out of human hair and two stone cherubs from St Paul’s Cathedral. (T) 10.00 The Million Pound Drop Live. Davina McCall presents the quiz show in which contestants are challenged to place large quantities of cash over trapdoors as they face a series of questions. (T) 11.35 PhoneShop. (T) 12.10 Trojan Donkey. (T) 12.40 Alan Carr Live: Spexy Beast. (R) (T) 1.40 Random Acts. (T) 1.45 The Million Pound Drop Live. (R) (T) 3.15 New Girl. (T) 3.35 The Mindy Project. (T) 4.00 Accidentally on Purpose. (R) (T) 4.20 St Elsewhere. (R) (T) 5.10 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 6.05 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) (T) 6.15 Countdown. (R) (T) 6.50 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 7.10 Rupert Bear. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.30 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 7.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Make Way for Noddy. (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) 9.35 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 9.50 Bananas in Pyjamas. 10.00 Tickety Toc. 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Emergency Bikers. 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. 1.15 Big Brother. 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.15 The Mentalist. (R) (T) 4.10 FILM: Secrets of an Undercover Wife (2007). Crime drama, starring Shawnee Smith. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Suspicious of Paul’s motives for befriending Mason, Toadie investigates and what he learns unsettles the Turners, while a heartbroken Callum vents his anger on Bailey. 7.00 Home and Away. Adam kidnaps Tamara and Ricky as the Braxtons try to find out who is behind the plot against them, while April promises to respect Dex’s boundaries at the hospital. 7.30 5 News at 6.30. (T) 8.00 Paul Merton in India. The comedian visits India’s rock ’n’ roll capital, Shillong, as well as a centre for the children of prostitutes in Kolkata; 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Eddie Stobart: Trucks and Trailers. Sixteen drivers set off on a 1,200-mile round trip to deliver a motorhome to the F1 Spanish Grand Prix, but also find time to take part in a photoshoot at a famous French viaduct; 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 Big Brother: Live Eviction. Emma Willis hosts the second eviction, revealing which nominee the public have voted out and chatting to them about their time on the show. (T) 11.30 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. (T) 12.30 Big Brother: Live from the House. (T) 1.00 SuperCasino. 4.55 Motorsport Mundial. 5.20 House Doctor. 5.45 Divine Designs. (R) (T) 6.10 Wildlife SOS.

Friday 28th June, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Keith Barron, actor and TV presenter who’s roles included the lead in TV sitcom Duty Free. 18.05 FAQ - – Passport applications, photos, printing. 18.30 Let’s Talk – with Adrian Cockings and Michael Parker. 19.00 Viva La Vida – New series. Steve Thomas hosts with acts Lucinda, Tony Kelly and Joe Longthorne 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Friday 28th June, 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. With chefs Ashley Palmer-Watts and Catherine Fulvio. (T) 12.30 Lorraine’s Fast, Fresh and Easy Food. Lorraine Pascale demonstrates simple dishes completely from scratch. (R) (T) 1.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 1.15 Live Formula 1: British Grand Prix — Qualifying. The battle for pole position at Silverstone (Start-time 1.00pm). (T) 3.20 Wimbledon 2013. Live coverage of the sixth day’s play at the All England Club. (T)

7.10 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Celebrity Mastermind. Sarah Storey, Nihal Arthanayake, Dan Walker and Martin Lewis answer questions on Sex and the City, Glenn Hoddle, the Gunpowder Plot and the Superman films. Last in the series. (R) (T) 8.00 Pointless Celebrities. One-time soap stars take part, including former EastEnders actors Dean Gaffney and John Altman, and Coronation Street’s Ken Morley and Steven Arnold. (R) (T) 8.50 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Dale Winton hosts the quiz in which five contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Includes the National Lottery draws, presented by John Partridge. (T) 9.40 Casualty. Tom and Sam clash over the best course of action for a mother who can no longer cope with looking after her autistic son, and Ash’s tearaway daughter Ella causes more trouble. (T) 10.30 BBC News; Weather; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 10.50 FILM: Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995). New York cop John McClane pursues a terrorist threatening to set off a series of bombs around the city. Action thriller sequel, with Bruce Willis, Samuel L Jackson and Jeremy Irons. (T) 12.50 FILM: Tombstone (1993). Western, starring Kurt Russell. (T) 2.50 Weatherview. (T) 2.55 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. Preview of upcoming programmes. (T) 7.40 Formula 1: British Grand Prix — Practice One. A chance to see coverage from the eighth round of the season at Silverstone. (T) 9.15 Formula 1: British Grand Prix — Practice Two. (T) 10.55 Live Formula 1: British Grand Prix — Practice Three. Coverage from Silverstone. (T) 12.05 Wimbledon 2013. The sixth day’s play gets under way in SW19. (T) 5.00 Glastonbury 2013. Live coverage of the second day of the music festival. (T) 7.00 Wimbledon 2013. Further live coverage of the sixth day’s play at the All England Club, where, weather permitting, the line-ups for the men’s and ladies’ fourth-round singles are set to be decided. (T)

9.00 Today at Wimbledon. John Inverdale presents action and reaction from the sixth day’s play at the All England Club, focusing on the scheduled conclusion of the men’s and ladies’ thirdround singles. (T) 10.00 QI. Guests Robert Webb, Phill Jupitus, Ronni Ancona and regular panellist Alan Davies join host Stephen Fry, who asks questions about hypnosis, hallucinations and hysteria. (R) (T) 10.30 Mock the Week. Gary Delaney, Holly Walsh and Josh Widdicombe join regulars Chris Addison, Hugh Dennis and Andy Parsons on the topical comedy quiz. Dara O Briain hosts. (R) (T) 11.00 What a Load of Buzzcocks. Music news stories and highlights of the comedy quiz from 2005, including a tribute to Coldplay and Simon Amstell making his debut as host of the show. (R) (T) 11.30 Glastonbury 2013. (T) 3.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 CITV: Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Children’s fun. (T) 7.15 Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Children’s fun. (T) 7.25 Poppy Cat. Animated adventures for younger viewers. (T) 7.40 Poppy Cat. Animated adventures for younger viewers. (T) 7.50 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.00 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.10 Bookaboo. Celebrities share picture books with a rock star puppy. (T) 8.20 Almost Naked Animals. Children’s entertainment. (R) 8.35 Ultimate Spider-Man. Superhero adventures. (T) 9.00 Gravity Falls. Animated series about two twins living in a strange town. (T) 9.25 ITV News. (T) 9.30 Dinner Date. A woman from Southampton takes part in the matchmaking show. (R) (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. The host takes his successful talk-show stateside. (R) (T) 11.15 Murder, She Wrote. A TV sports personality is murdered. (R) (T) 12.15 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 12.20 Saturday Farm. Dick Strawbridge discovers how the farm introduces its young bulls. (T) 1.20 River Monsters. Jeremy Wade hunts for the goliath tigerfish. (R) (T) 2.20 FILM: Holiday On the Buses (1973). Comedy, starring Reg Varney. (T) 4.00 All Star Mr & Mrs. With Sally Dynevor, Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards and JB Gill. (R) (T)

5.00 Midsomer Murders. A woman is strangled in Midsomer Worthy. (R) (T) 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.15 ITV News and Weather. (T) 7.30 You’ve Been Framed! Harry Hill narrates a selection of comical clips filmed by viewers on their camcorders and mobile phones, featuring a dog-versus-crocodile showdown and a golf-kart grand prix. (R) (T) 8.00 You’ve Been Framed! More humorous clips narrated by Harry Hill, including footage of a skateboarding Santa Claus and a game of parking-meter leapfrog. (R) (T) 8.30 Your Face Sounds Familiar. New series. Alesha Dixon and Paddy McGuinness host a live entertainment show in which six celebrities impersonate randomly selected music icons in a bid to win money for charity. (T)

9.45 All Star Family Fortunes. New series. Casualty’s Patrick Robinson and Big Brother’s Bit on the Side co-host Rylan Clark team up with their families to win money for charity. Vernon Kay hosts the game show. (T) 10.45 The Americans. The FBI employs a revolutionary new surveillance device to try to uncover a distressed KGB agent, so the Jennings attempt to defeat the system and reach their comrade. (T) 11.30 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 11.45 FILM: Space Cowboys (2000). An ageing former test pilot is called on to stop a malfunctioning Soviet satellite from crashing to Earth. Adventure, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood. With Tommy Lee Jones. (T) 2.05 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 In Plain Sight. Mary protects a con artist who is married to a diamond smuggler. (R) (T) 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. CHANNEL 4 7.00 The Treacle People. (R) (T) 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.00 VW Racing Cup. (T) 8.30 The Grid. (T) 9.00 The Morning Line. (T) 10.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 11.00 Frasier. (R) (T) 11.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 12.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 12.30 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 1.00 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 1.30 Heston’s Fantastical Food. (R) (T) 2.35 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage from Newcastle and Newmarket. (T) 5.20 IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final. Live coverage of the para-sports event from Alexander Stadium in Birmingham. (T) 7.30 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.00 Come Dine with Me. A week of dinner parties in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, featuring an American-themed evening, a Wild West-style bash and unusual delicacies including ostrich egg and pig’s ears. (R) (T) 9.00 Grand Designs. Kevin McCloud follows the progress of south London couple Mary Martin and Carl Turner, who want to build a home that resembles a giant stack of glass cubes. (R) (T) 10.00 The Million Pound Drop Live. Davina McCall presents the quiz show in which contestants are challenged to place large quantities of cash over trapdoors as they face a series of questions. (T) 11.30 FILM: Patriot Games (1992). Political thriller, starring Harrison Ford. (T) 1.50 Paddy’s TV Guide. (R) (T) 2.35 Just Around the Corner. (R) (T) 3.05 The Million Pound Drop Live. (R) (T) 4.30 Hollyoaks. (R) (T) 6.45 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.05 Mio Mao. (R) (T) 7.10 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 7.20 Bubble Guppies. (T) 7.30 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 7.45 Chloe’s Closet. (T) 7.55 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) (T) 8.05 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 8.15 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 8.30 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 8.35 City of Friends. (R) (T) 8.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 9.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His

Best Friend Corky. (R) (T) 9.25 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. (R) (T) 10.30 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 10.40 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 11.00 Power Rangers Samurai. (R) (T) 11.35 ThunderCats. (R) (T) 12.00 Highland Emergency. (R) (T) 12.30 Big Brother: Live Eviction. (R) (T) 1.55 CSI: NY. (R) (T) 2.40 CSI: NY. (R) (T) 3.30 FILM: Gold (1974). Action adventure, starring Roger Moore. (T) 5.50 FILM: Zulu Dawn (1979). Fact-based historical drama, starring Burt Lancaster. (T) 8.00 5 News Weekend. (T) 8.10 The CSI Movie: Crisis. A government weapons truck is hijacked as part of a plan to allow a criminal to escape from jail. Feature-length episode of the crime drama, starring David Caruso. (T) 9.45 Big Brother. Highlights of another 24 hours in the Big Brother house, including coverage of the second eviction as seen from the point of view of the contestants. (T) 11.00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Psych. AJ Odudu is joined by a panel of psychologists and celebrity fans to analyse the housemates’ behaviour. (T) 12.00 The Walking Dead. (T) 12.55 Inside Hollywood. 1.00 SuperCasino. 5.00 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. (R) (T) 5.25 Make It Big. 5.50 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 6.00 Angels of Jarm. (R) (T) 6.10 Hana’s Helpline. 6.20 Angels of Jarm. 6.25 The Funky Valley Show.

Saturday 29th June, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Keith Barron, actor and TV presenter who’s roles included the lead in TV sitcom Duty Free. 18.05 FAQ - Passport applications, photos, printing. 18.30 Let’s Talk – Adrian Cockings and Michael Parker. 19.00 Viva La Vida – New series. Steve Thomas hosts with acts Lucinda, Tony Kelly and Joe Longthorne. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Saturday 29th June, 2013 09:00 The Darren James Saturday Selection 12:00 Simply Small Talk with Mark, 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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7.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 10.00 The Andrew Marr Show. The week’s talking points. (T) 11.00 Sunday Morning Live. New series. Topical debate covering religious, moral and ethical issues. (T) 12.00 Sunday Politics. Presented by Andrew Neil. (T) 1.10 Live Formula 1: British Grand Prix. The eighth round of the season at Silverstone (Start-time 1.00pm). (T) 4.30 A Question of Sport: A-Z. Highlights from the past 12 months of the light-hearted quiz. (R) (T)

5.00 Escape to the Country. A couple seeking a home in Shropshire. (R) (T) 6.00 Songs of Praise. Diane Louise Jordan introduces summertime hymns from the Big Church Day Out in West Sussex. Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis also talks about his Methodist faith. (T) 6.35 Earthflight. A bird’s-eye view of Europe, including the migration routes of cranes and storks toward the continent, and the spectacle of 20 million starlings over Rome. David Tennant narrates. (R) (T) 7.35 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 8.00 Antiques Roadshow. The team values more decorative objects and rarities. (T) 9.00 Countryfile. John Craven visits the Lake District, where he makes a journey by steam train and rides a steamer on Lake Windermere. Plus, archive stories featuring cars, boats and bikes. Including Weather for the Week Ahead. (T) 10.00 The White Queen. Margaret Beaufort joins Warwick’s rebellion against Edward, but when the uprising fails, the traitors run for their lives — so Elizabeth and Jacquetta turn to witchcraft again. (T) 11.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 11.25 Match of the Day Live. The Confederations Cup final (Kick-off 11.00pm). Gary Lineker presents all the action from the showpiece match at the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Subsequent programmes are subject to change. (T) 2.30 Weatherview. (T) 2.35 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.40 FILM: Mr Lucky (1943). Romantic comedy drama, starring Cary Grant and Laraine Day. (T) (bw) 9.15 The A to Z of TV Gardening. Carol Kirkwood’s alphabetical journey through the world of horticulture. Last in the series. (T) 10.00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. (T) 11.30 MotoGP. The Dutch Grand Prix; (T) Weather for the Week Ahead. (T) 1.05 EastEnders. Omnibus. Max and Tanya discover Lauren has been out all night. (R) (T) 3.00 Live Athletics. The British Grand Prix. (T) 6.00 Glastonbury 2013. Live coverage from the festival continues with hosts Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne

introducing country music icon Kenny Rogers on the Pyramid stage. (T) 8.00 Peter Jones Meets. The Dragons’ Den star chats to the father and son who oversee high-street retail chain Timpson, and meets the woman behind St Tropez self-tanning products. Last in the series. (T) 9.00 Top Gear. New series. Jeremy Clarkson and James May take part in a race between a car and a yacht in New Zealand and Richard Hammond tries out three of the latest hot hatches. (T) 10.00 Rise of the Continents. Iain Stewart examines the development of Eurasia, which consists of Europe and Asia and was formed by a series of massive tectonic-plate collisions. Last in the series. (T) 11.00 Glastonbury 2013. Jo Whiley, Mark Radcliffe and Lauren Laverne present coverage of the last day of the festival, with Mumford & Sons scheduled to headline the Pyramid stage. (T) 3.00 Sign Zone: Countryfile. The smugglers who used to operate on Romney Marsh in Kent. (R) (T) 4.00 Sign Zone: Holby City. (R) (T) 5.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 CITV: Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Children’s fun. (T) 7.15 Jake and the Neverland Pirates. Children’s fun. (T) 7.25 Poppy Cat. Animated adventures for younger viewers. (T) 7.40 Poppy Cat. Animated adventures for younger viewers. (T) 7.50 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.00 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.10 Bookaboo. Celebrities share picture books with a rock star puppy. (T) 8.20 Almost Naked Animals. Children’s entertainment. (R) 8.35 Kick Buttowski — Suburban Daredevil. Animated comedy about a boy who dreams of being a stuntman. (T) 8.50 Kick Buttowski — Suburban Daredevil. Animated comedy about a boy who dreams of being a stuntman. (T) 9.00 Sonny with a Chance. Sitcom about an aspiring actress. (T) 9.25 ITV News. (T) 9.30 Country House Sunday. Lynda Bellingham visits Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. The host takes his successful talkshow stateside. (R) (T) 11.20 Murder, She Wrote. Part one of two. Jean Simmons guest stars. (R) (T) 12.20 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 12.25 FILM: Sparkling Cyanide (1983). Agatha Christie mystery, starring Anthony Andrews. (T) 2.20 Love Your Garden. A suitable outdoor area for a wheelchair user. (R) (T) 3.20 A Touch of Frost. Jack searches for a kidnapper. (R) (T)

5.20 You’ve Been Framed! Featuring an out-of-control rally car and a showdown between a cat and a dog. (R) (T) 5.50 FILM: Beethoven’s 5th (2003). Family comedy, starring Daveigh Chase. (T) 7.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.45 ITV News and Weather. (T) 8.00 Tipping Point: Lucky Stars. Coolio, Jenny Eclair and Matthew Wolfenden take part in the quiz, in which contestants answer questions to win turns on an arcade-style machine. Ben Shephard presents. (T) 9.00 The Cube: Celebrity Special. Olympic gymnast Louis Smith and TOWIE star Mark Wright take on the challenge in a bid to raise money for charity. Phillip Schofield hosts. (T)

10.00 Michael Buble’s Day Off. The Canadian crooner gives a personal insight into his life as he takes a day off in his home town of Vancouver to spend time with his family and friends. (T) 11.00 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 11.15 The Talent Show Story. Ant and Dec discuss the changing role of the talent-show host, and the programme celebrates some of the genre’s most unlikely stars, including Jedward, Wagner and the Cheeky Girls. (R) (T) 12.15 Murder, She Wrote. Part two of two. The doctor reveals Seth was poisoned. (R) (T) 1.15 The Store. Home shopping. 3.15 Monk. Natalie tries to arrange a surprise birthday party for Adrian. (R) (T) 4.00 Motorsport UK. Action from Thruxton. (T) 4.50 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (R) (T) CHANNEL 4 7.00 The Treacle People. (R) (T) 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 Ironman 2013. (T) 8.05 Windsor Triathlon. (T) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.30 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.00 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Sunday Brunch. (T) 1.25 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 1.50 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 2.20 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 2.50 Celebrity Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 3.55 Hollywood Me. (R) (T) 4.55 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.55 FILM: Fantastic Mr Fox (2009). Stop-motion animated adventure, with the voice of George Clooney. (T) 7.30 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.00 Terror in the Skies. Aeronautical engineer Brendan Walker looks at what happens when planes fly into hazards such as lightning, invisible wind shear, birds and volcanic ash. Last in the series. (T) 9.00 The Secret of Lincoln Jail: A Time Team Special. As an archaeological dig at Lincoln Castle reveals new secrets about the horrors of its early prisons, Tony Robinson traces the story of punishment over the course of a millennium. (T) 10.00 The Returned. As Lena’s mysterious scar grows, she is convinced Camille is behind it, while Julie does not put up a fight when the police take Victor away. French supernatural thriller. 11.05 FILM: Fracture (2007). Thriller, starring Anthony Hopkins. (T) 1.15 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 1.40 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 2.05 FILM: Chitrangada: The Crowning Wish (2012). Drama, starring Rituparno Ghosh. 4.35 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 5.30 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 6.25 Countdown. (R) (T)

12.45 Big Brother. (R) (T) 1.55 BB BOTS: Rylan’s Supersized Celebrity Sunday. (T) 3.00 FILM: National Security (2003). Action comedy, starring Martin Lawrence and Steve Zahn. (T) 4.35 FILM: Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990). Comedy sequel, starring Zach Galligan. (T) 6.40 FILM: Lost in Space (1998). A family of space explorers ends up stranded on the other side of the galaxy. Sci-fi adventure based on the 1960s TV show, starring William Hurt, Gary Oldman and Matt LeBlanc. Edited for language. (T) 8.55 5 News Weekend. (T) 9.00 Once Upon a Time. Rumpelstiltskin, Emma and Henry set out on their quest to find Baelfire, and a giant with an old grudge against Prince James goes on the rampage in Storybrooke. (T) 10.00 Big Brother. Daily round-up of highlights, featuring the latest tasks, games, arguments, laughs, diary-room visits and bedroom chit-chat. Narrated by Marcus Bentley. 11.00 FILM: The Eye (2008). Premiere. Horror, starring Jessica Alba. 12.55 Bomb Patrol. 1.55 SuperCasino. 5.00 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. 5.20 Make It Big. 5.50 Roary the Racing Car. 6.00 Angels of Jarm. 6.05 Hana’s Helpline. 6.20 Angels of Jarm. 6.25 The Funky Valley Show.

Sunday 30thJune, 2013 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon with guitarist Jose Feliciano. 18.05 Host Your Own(series) The Costa Blanca's very own home grown cookery show. 6 contestants try to impress. 18.30 Inland Spain – Calasparra, a medieval town in Murcia 19.00 Let's Talk – with Billie Gaddess and Iris Luke. 19.30 Spanish Eye – try the mini golf in Los Alcazares. 19.45 Out & About in Torrevieja – The group of expats involved in the Easter Semana Santa parades. 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 Bubble Guppies. (T) 7.35 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 7.50 Chloe’s Closet. (T) 8.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) (T) 8.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 8.20 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 8.30 Bert and Ernie’s Great Adventures. (R) (T) 8.40 City of Friends. (R) (T) 8.50 Little Princess. (R) (T) 9.05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. (R) (T) 9.20 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 9.25 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. (R) (T) 10.30 Roary the Racing Car. (R) (T) 10.45 Jelly Jamm. (R) (T) 11.00 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 11.15 Power Rangers Samurai. (R) (T) 11.50 ThunderCats. (R) (T) 12.15 Monkey Life.

Sunday 30th June, 2013 08:00 Sunday Inspiration with Philip Croft 10:00 The Golden Oldie Jukebox with Adrian Bridle 12:00 The Sunday Breeze with Deano 14:00 Stevie B´s Northern Soul Show 16:00 Sounds of the Seventies with Gary Jackson 17:00 Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes 20:00 The Love Zone 22:00 Classical Nights


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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

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month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (89686) ORIHUELA COSTA/ENTRE GOLF spacious 2 bed 1 bath apartment, front and back gardens, peaceful location with secure communal area to rear of property, sat TV, communal pool 395 euros per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (89744) PLAYA FLAMENCA/LAS CHISMOSAS Good sized ground floor apartment located in the Las Chismosas area of Playa Flamenca. This generous property consists of an easily maintained, fully tiled front garden. Lounge/diner with satelite TV, large separate kitchen leading to an enclosed utility room and fully tiled rear garden. There is a large shower room and 2 generous double bedrooms with large fitted wardrobes. Excellent value for money and is in easy walking distance of the local bars and restaurants. There are many full time residents in the area so visitors will not feel isolated whatever the time of year. 400 eur pcm including bills. Long term contracts provided 966 772 553 (89743) FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA 1 bed 1 bath apartment, colour coordinated modern furnishings, modern kitchen & shower room, communal rooftop solarium with pool and views over countryside 325 Euro including bills. Contracts provided 966 772 553. (89730) JACARILLA. 3 Bed, 2 bath apartment. Good sized separate kitchen with external patio off, large balcony with views over orange groves. UK TV, air-con, communal pool 395 euro. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553 (88686) We Need Your Help! Rental Properties Urgently Required, All Areas, Clients Waiting, Please Call 663 804 325 (96310)

Property for Sale Use the power of the Leader to market your property. With over 25,000 copies published every week we can notify your sale throughout the Costa Blanca South. Call 966 73 0057 for further details. 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)


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3 bed, 2 bath semi-detached townhouse in the heart of La Zenia. Only 1000 metres to the beach. Fully furnished with air-conditioning. 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 Euro. Call +34 968 971 860. (91773) 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) 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 top floor apartment. Fully furnished with a separate kitchen. Stairway to a large pri-

vate 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 77.950,00. Call 968 971 860. (100823) 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) LA MANGA - Immaculate 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. Fully-furnished. Close to beaches and Veneziola Golf. 2nd floor. Reduced for quick sale. 125.500,00 Euro. Tel 626 253 569. (90187) 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) Beautiful Semi detached villa located in Torreta Florida, 3 bed, 2 bath,garage, large plot, lovely garden area, fully furnished and walking distance to Torrevieja city. Must view tel. 966-73-0057. (109105) This outstanding detached property in Quesada with it’s own privet pool and beautiful surroundings. On the market for 249,500 Euros with 3 Bedrooms and 3 Bath rooms is one of the best buys you will find. Tel 968971860 (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 locat-

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ed 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) This classic bungalow, 2 bedroom, 2 Bathroom with huge terraces, very spacious rooms and bedrooms is a BARGAIN. On the market at only 160.500,00 Euros, the owner is selling the property with all furniture and contents included. Viewing essential! For further information, please call +34 96 897 1860. (101564) This spacious 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom ground floor apartment is located in the popular complex of Campoamor Golf. It comes with fully fitted new kitchen and is on the market for just 112.500,00 Euro. For more information please call +34 96 897 1860. (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) 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) 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 two golf courses. EUR 105.750. Tel. 96 897 1860. (100820) 2 bed, 2 bath townhouse in the Golden Zenia development. Fully furnished. Excellent condition. Sat TV, internet and telephone. Walking distance to all of the La Zenia amenities and the beach. Lovely communal pool. Just 124.950 Euro. Tel 96 897 1860. (100822) 3 bed, 3 bath detached townhouse in gated urbanisation. 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. 96 897 1860. (100811) This beautiful 4 bedroom, 2 bath semi-detached villa is situated in a private gated community in the heart of La Zenia. The villa has the use of a communal pool and private parking. 15 minutes walk to the golden sands of La Zenia and close to all the amenities in the area including the new La Zenia Boulevard. EUR 174.500,00. Tel. 96 897 1860. (101537) Beautiful appartment, 2 Bed, 2 Bath in Pau 8, close to Villamartin Golf Course, high standard furniture and white goods included, well maintained. Lovely comm. pool area. For viewing please contact 966 73 00 57. (109107) Front line apartment situated in Punta Prima. Sea views, brand new furniture and white goods included. Underbuilt garage. Must view, contact: 966-730057. (109108) Beautiful Semi detached Villa in Cabo Roig, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, masive garage (possible indep.apart) walking distance to the beach, supermarkets and restaurants. Lovely green area, communal pool, fantastic views. Contact 96-673-00-57. (109109) Beautiful Duplex Apartment at Los Dolses. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, Lovely green area views, 2 comm. Pools,

large solarium. Walking distance to Restaurants and shopping centre. For viewing please call 96673-00-57. (109110) Amazing detached villa located in San Luis. 5 Bed, 3 Bath, 850 m2 plot, 400 m2 property, beautiful garden area, own pool, bbq. area, security, air cond./heating, sat. TV. Contact 96 673 0057. (109111) Beautiful property, 3 Bed, 2 Bath, security, sat.TV, south facing, large solarium, various storage rooms, lovely community pool, green area, fully furnished, must view. Close to Playa Flamenca beach and all the amenities. Please contact 966-73-00-57. (109112) Great opportunity, Townhouse located in La Zenia, facing lovely comm. pool, 3 bed, 2 & 1/2 bath, close to La Zenia beach and all amenities. For viewing please contact 966-73-00-57 (109113) 3 bed, 2 bath duplex in Cabo Roig. Optional indep. studio downstairs. Lovely communual green areas and swimming pool. 5 min. walk to Cabo Roig beach. Quiet area. Please call 966-73-00-57. (109116) Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath south facing duplex in Cabo Roig. Sea and pool views, just 5 min. walking to the beach. Furniture and white goods included. Fantastic views!. Contact: 96 673 00 57. (109117) This stunning apartment is situated in one of the finest locations in Torrevieja. The property is frontline with breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea, the beaches, the Torrevieja Yacht Club, and the old and new marinas. There is 200m2 living area which comprises of a large lounge and kitchen, 4 good-sized bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, enclosed balconies, and utility areas. The property also comes with its own underground parking space which is accessible by a lift or the stairs. It is offered fully-furnished. All white goods and solar heating panels for hot water are also included. To view this luxury Spanish property, please call 96 673 0057. (109118) Spectacular luxury apartments in La Manga, brand new, 2 or 3 Bed, 2 Bath, large rooms, fantastic sea views, front line, must view. Please call 96-673-00-57. (109127) Brand new spectacular luxury apartments 2 or 3 Bed, 2 Bath, large rooms, front line, fantastic sea views in La Manga, near all the amenities. Please contact tel. 96-673-00-57 (109128) Beautiful property just behind the Villamartin Golf Course, very well mantained, 3 bed, 2 Bath, large patios and solarium, sunny all day, jacuzzy in front garden, open views, storage area, lovely community swimming-pool. Walking distance to Villamartin Plaza. Must view, please call 96673-00-57 (109129)


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Stunning front line duplex in Cabo Roig. Brand new, 5 bed,4 bath, 240 mt2 property, internal lift, underbuild garage 70 m2, breathtaking views of the Mediterranean sea from most of the rooms. Front and back patios, balconies. Overlooking beautiful commu. pool with green areas. Independent conducted air cond. in all the rooms. Electric roller blinds, double glazing windows & doors. Hydro massage showers, security alarm. A dream luxury property. Contact 966-730057 to view. (109119) 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) Beautiful 3 bed, 2 bath semidetached villa in Blue Lagoon. Lovely furniture and well maintained. Large plot, satellite TV, internet, security grills, central heating. This property has a communal pool and is just a short walk to local schools, bars, and restaurants. To view, please call +34 96 897 1860. (102363) This ground floor apartment is located in the popular urbanisation of Zeniamar. It has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. It has ample outdoor space with a large front tiled garden and glazed-in conservatory which can be used for dining. There is a good-sized lounge / diner and an open plan fully-fitted kitchen leading to utility room. The bedrooms have fitted wardrobes. The property comes fully-furnished and is close to the communal pool. EUR 74.950,00. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860. (102361) This 2 bed, 2 bath South-East facing bungalow comes with private driveway and side garden. It has a front patio area and a private solarium. It has marble floors throughout, a fireplace, air-conditioning, and comes fully furnished. The property is in a secure, gated urbanisation and enjoys the benefit of a communal pool. It is close to all the local amenities of Playa Flamenca. EUR 125.000,00. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860. (102359) This detached villa is situated in Blue Lagoon. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and comes fully furnished. It has a glazed in conservatory, private solarium, and off-road parking, as well as ample storage areas. It is on a 250m2 plot. EUR 149.500,00. For further details, please call

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+34 96 897 1860. (102360) This 2 bed, 2 bath property is located in La Cinuelica, Los Altos. It is a top-floor corner apartment with private pool, BBQ, and patio area. The property comes fully furnished with an underground parking space with storage unit. It has integrated air-conditioning throughout. There is a utility room, front terrace, and large private solarium with sea views. There is also a communal pool. The property is located close to all the local amenities of Punta Prima. EUR 125.000,00. For further details please call +34 96 897 1860. (102358) This well-maintained 2 bed, 2 bath top-floor duplex is located just a few minutes from local amenities and the Los Dolses school. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860. (102354) Rare opportunity to purchase this fabulous front-line Mar Menor villa. Massive Saving. Was 1.100.000,00 Euro. Now 399.000,00 Euro. Walk through your garden gate onto the Beach 35 metres. 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms. Private luxury pool, sun trap terracing and rooftop solarium. Secure private parking and integral garage. Large basement storage area. Spacious 700sqm plot. 125sqm living area. Lshaped lounge / diner and large fully-fitted dining kitchen. Spiral staircase to circular first floor master bedroom / rooftop party room. Beachside village location with uninterrupted sea views. Three minutes walk to restaurants and bars. Five minutes walk to supermarket & village shops. Murcia Airport - 15 minutes. Corvera Airport - 25 minutes. Alicante Airport - 45 / 55 minutes. Massive rental potential. Only 25 minutes from Murcia‚Äôs new “Disney Style” Paramount Theme Park (due for completion in 2 / 3 years). Reduced by 65% FOR QUICK SALE. Tel. +34 96 897 1860 for further details. (102352) This property is located in the vibrant urbanisation of Entre Naranjos, home of the fabulous Vistabella Golf Course. It has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. The property is very well-maintained and comes fully furnished. It is just a short walk to amenities. There is a communal pool which enjoys all year round sunshine. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860 for details. (102351) 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa on 300m2 private plot. Fully furnished with salt lake and sea views from the large roof solarium. Includes air-conditioning, sat TV and open fire. Large private pool. Situated in a lovely gated community and near to all amenities. 185.000,00 Euro. Call 968 971 860 for details. (101131) This 2 bed 2 bath ground floor

Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 duplex in lovely condition. Furnished . A/Con. Sat TV. Very large corner plot with beautiful established gardens. Includes a hot tub. One of the nicest apartments in the area. 126.500,00 Euro. Call 96 897 1860. (101132) 3 bed, 2 bath detached key-ready villa on private plot. Within walking distance of Los Montesinos town and all amenities. Reduced from 215,000 Euro for quick sale. Interior build size of 100m2. 125,000 Euro. Call 968 971 860. (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 for a quick sale. 53,000 Euros Tel 968 971 860 (101135) 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) 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 with 3 bed, 2 bath on a good sized private plot. Fully furnished with air-con, sat TV and a log burner. South-facing and only a short walk to all local amenities. Sea views from the private roof solarium. Use of a beautiful communal pool. 207.000,00 Euro. Call 96 897 1860. (101163) 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) 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, 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. Tel 96 897 1860 or 667 592 467 (101490)

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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) 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,

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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) 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 and a half bathrooms, 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.Reduced price!. 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)


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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 definately 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 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 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 and a half 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) Lovely 2 bed, 2 bath ground floor corner apartment in the heart of Los Dolses.With air con throughout, in immaculate condition and overlooks the stunning pool area. Walking distance to all amenities and the beach. 114,950 euros For more information please call 968 971 860 (91842) 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. Excellent condition and value for money. Priced to sell at 51,950 euros. Glass curtains on the balcony make an extra room. Call 96 897 1860. (91849) 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) 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 property in immaculate condition, furnished to a very

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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 . South facing 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) 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 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

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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 air-conditioning, central heating and satellite TV. Lovely sea views from the roof solarium on which there is a shed and closed-in conservatory with an additional bedroom and shower room. 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. 99.000,00 Euro. Call +34 96 897 1860 to view. (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) 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 Air-conditioning and satellite TV. South-facing and has a large private roof solarium. The

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large balcony is fully doubleglazed which makes a lovely sitting area. Use of 2 communal swimming pools. 92.750,00 Euro. Call +34 96 897 1860. (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, 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, airconditioning and satellite TV and within walking distance to the many amenities and the beautiful beach and Marina. Communal pool area and views to the sea. 144.950,00 Euro. Call +34 96 897 1860 for details. (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. Airconditioned, off-road parking, large beautiful communal pool and garden. Nice, well organised community. Close to all of the ammenities of Cabo Roig. Only 15 mins walk to Cabo Roig beach. REDUCED to 99.000,00 Euro for quick sale. Call +34 96 897 1860. (92613)


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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 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 air-conditioning and satellite TV. Private roof solarium with sea views, offroad parking and plenty of garden space. Within walking distance of all amenities. Reduced to 98.000,00 Euro. Call +34 96 897 1860. (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) 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

Tuesday, 25th June, 2013 with 2 communal pool now 124,999 euros call today paul on 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) 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 ammenities

(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) Detached 2 bed, 2 bath property in El Galan. Priced for quick sale. Call 96 897 1860 for duther details. (101577) Well maintained detached property in El Galan. 3 bed, 2 bathroom. Call 96 897 1860 for further details. (101578) Beautiful 2 bed, 2 bath duplex in San Luis. Decorated and furnished to an exceptionally high standard. Lovely 360 degree views. This property is located just a stone’s thrown from the Torrevieja salt lakes and withi walking distance to all local ammenities. This property MUST be seen. Call +34 96 897 1860 to arrange a viewing. (101580) This beautifully maintained front line property has stunning views of Cabo Roig marina, La Manga, and the Mediterranean sea. It has 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, as well as a small office, games area, and private swimming pool. Set in a lovely urbanisation which is well managed by the community of owners. Similar properties fetch around 240.000,00 Euro annual shortterm and holiday rental income

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and are well sought after. For further details, please call 0034 96 897 1860. (101987) Lovely 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa in Los Balcones. Private swimming pool and spacious 800m2 grounds. This property catches the sun all day. It has stunning views of the Torrevieja salt lake and Mediterranean sea. The top floor is used for general living and the ground floor (underbuild) has a single garage with additional unused space for storage or another room. Fully furnished, air-conditioning, satellite TV, and security. For further information, please call +34 96 897 1860. (101989) This quad property is located in San Luis, close to all amenities. Built in 1997, the property is being sold fully-furnished with hot / cold air-conditioning, satellite TV, and telephone. It has offroad parking and there are external storage areas on the top terrace and at the side of the property. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860. (101992) We are proud to offer this rare opportunity to purchase a piece of Paradise! This luxury 8 bedroom family home is a front-line treasure with majestic views of the Mediterranean Sea, the old Cabo Roig marina, Campoamor, and La Manga. The property is on a beautifully maintained 1.200m2 plot in one of the most exclusive parts of the Cabo Roig

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peninusular. From the gardens there are steps down to stunnning sandy beaches and the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea. For further details about this property or to arrange a viewing, please call +34 96 673 0057. (109122) This two bedroom, one bathroom ground floor apartment is just a one minute walk from the glorious sandy beaches of La Zenia and Cala Capitan in Cabo Roig. The property is second-line to the Mediterranean Sea. It has it’s own off-road parking space and is on a secure, gated urbanisation which has beautiful green area and communal pool. For further details, please call +34 96 897 1860. (109123) Amazing detached villa in Pliego, Murcia. 5.000 square meter plot. Villa surrounded by fruit trees and fanstastic views of the countryside and mountains. 4 Bed, 3 Bath, private swimming- pool, summer BBQ kitchen, air cond, security. For viewing please contact: 96-673-00-57. (109126) Brand new, 2 Bed, 2 bath walking distance to the new La Zenia Boulevard. Beautiful green areas within the urbanization, children play area, infinity comm.pool, jacuzzy (heated water in the winter months). Ideal investment home. For viewing contact: 96673-00-57. (109130)


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THE PUB DARTS ASSOCIATION SUMMER LEAGUE 2013 Des Tech at Santana Buscavidas Montesinos Tigers at Bar 46 Buscavidas Torrevieja Friends at Labas Spanglish Bar (Coopers) The Chicken Shop Brittania Friends at Labas Bar Santana

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180's: Jon Cabosa, John Farrell Lots of Hot Darts this week. Nick Fothergill140x2 + 133 + 124, Jose A. Garcia 140x3, Den Hall 140 + 130, Esteban Sevillano 140 + 121, Mell Bettell 140 + 121, Jim Storey 140 + 120, Jose Villalba 140, Suso Madrid 140, Don Weigand 140, Brian Madgewick 140, Mick McIver 140, Sam Salt 140, Felipe Soriano 140, George Griffin 140, Maikel Andreau 140, Jose A. Collatot 134 + 121, Pepito Calletas 131 + 121, Edie Klimonis 125 + 121, Jean Pierre 123 + 121, Pauline Lockley 116 + 100, Keith Peacock135, Russ Tomkinson 133 + 123, Lee Vincent 125, Jackie Tomkinson 123 + 121, Collin Loake 122, Juan P. Martinez 121, Mark Shepherd 121 Jim Waddell 120, Lorraine McGrath 100 Excellent scoring again this week, keep it up everyone. More names to add to your lists as follows: Tony McConnon (Des Tech), Mark Sheperd (Des Tech), Carl McGrath (Tigers) and Christian Freidrichs (Bar Britannia). Pam Horton, Secretarial Coordinator, 96 571 0066. Email: darts@arrakis.es or dartess501@gmail.com

The group had another great afternoons racing with our monthly points racing series. June the 14th provided an excellent sailing experience with wind strength of 10 to 12 knots giving some very exciting action. David Atherton was Officer of the Day ably assisted by Bev and Ann keeping score. The course was laid by Ernie; Ernie gave us a challenging course laid over a wide area with a great long downwind run. David ran six races three courses were over a triangle and sausages course and three races were also run over the same course but with a rabbit start Rob and Barbara took turns to be the rabbit. 9 boats turned up on the day with 2 not starting through technical reasons. The wind was from the North East and produced a nice long swell making the downwind stretch interesting. “B” rigs were the order of the day with only two boats braving it with “A” rigs. There were quite a few lead changes on buoys making for some demanding sailing and a need to keep the water on the buoy rules in mind. We only had a few rule infringements with one 720 degree penalty turn and a couple of

360 degree penalties, we are getting better. Race results are as follows. David Lees taking first place sailing an I.O.M scoring 6 1/4 points. Robert Nichols in second place sailing an I.O.M scoring 6 ? point. Nigel Lane in third place sailing an I.O.M. scoring 15 points. The shadows on the Pictures of the three winners, is a photo technique employed for reads of a nervous disposition!! We have now had a Gold cup added to our monthly racing kindly donated by David Atherton to be passed on to the winner each month. Our next monthly points meeting will be Friday the 12th July racing starting from 3pm and as usual run from Infanta Cristina Sports College Los Alcázares. Any boat owners who would like to join in are very welcome please contact David Lees on Tell 968 170 870 or e-mail rcsailingroup@gmail.com we are always looking for new members.

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CARP-R-US CLUB NEWS

Nicolas Kuhn of Torrevieja Tennis Club has won the Valencia Tennis championship (Infantil) at the club CT Carlet. In the final he beat local player Javier García Peris, 7-6 6-3. Nicolas is also the champion of Spain. Last year the same player won the Alevin category at the Championship so for the second consecutive year he qualifies for the championship of Spain which will be played in Santander next month. There was more success for the club last week when Jesus Quesada won the Open Competition at CT Baeza Jaén. In his semi final Jesus beat Cristian Van Diemen before a resounding 6-1, 6-3 demolition of José González Sánchez in the final. Although reaching the final at the same tournament in the Alevin category Sergio Quesada couldn’t match his club mate’s success when he was overcome by Cordoba’s Pablo Serrano 6-3, 6-2.

By Terry Screen The 2nd match of the Summer Series was fished at the Embalsa de Argos on the 18th June, with the warm weather now here the water has begun to recede, and the algae bloom is starting to colour up the water. Although the top weights are good they are nowhere near what they were a few years ago, also the methods seem to be continually changing, years ago it was the feeder using floating corn, then paste and also the pole using the method feeder, now it seems to be pellet and maggot on the feeder. 1st was Dave (Yours Truly) Hoare with 32.320kg fishing the feeder using pellet and maggot. 2nd Lennie (Ex cultural attaché) Bolton with 32.080kg fishing the feeder using pellet and the pole using paste. 3rd Neil (The Boy) McBirnie with 30.83kg fishing the feeder using pellet The Soprano paid us another visit during the Match, and checked that all the paperwork and licences were correct and in order. One member did have a dicey moment when he was asked for his licence and Federation card, which he was unable to produce and was handed a ticket for 200 euro fine, luckily word travelled quickly around the bank that he had been fined for having no Fed card, and I realised I was still holding it in the clubs paperwork folder as he had been ill and unable to attend previous matches to collect his card. With a sigh of relief it was then quickly cleared up with the Soprano. Remember you need to always carry your licences and identification when you are fishing. All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.com or from the Match Secretary Terry Screen on 965 32 8368

This week saw the Club fish the Eden Canal section of the river Segura in Guardamar. Some of the old pegs have been resurrected, to which I must thank all concerned, for this ongoing enterprise to create swims. The results from the match are as follows: In first place Steve Collins with 6.180kg, Second Barry Homer with 5.52kg, Third Pete Kerr with 4.70kg and Fourth Roy Buttress with 4.44kg. Round 8 of the Summer League will be fished on the 27th of June at Argos: Draw will be on the bank at 8.00am and fishing from 9.00 to 15.00h. The following week the 4th of July we will be once again on the Eden canal. The Clubs Pairs match will be held at Argos on Thursday the 25th of July. The Club will be holding its next Quiz night on Tuesday the 25th of June starting at7.30pm. The cost is 1€ per person and teams of 6 or less can participate in this fun evening. On Saturday the 29th of June we are holding a Pork roast event at the Club house, starting from 5.00pm- entertainment is from Tyrone. The cost to non members is 8€ per person .The menu is freshly roasted Pork served in a bap with stuffing and apple sauce-jacket potatoselection of salads on the tables followed by a fruit cheese cake. The next Club meeting will be on the 7th of July with the Committee at 10.00 followed by the General meeting at 11.00am. Our home is at the Bar El Alto La Dolores which can be found just off the N332 between La Mata and Guardamar and not far from the Repsol garage. The Clubs web site will be found at www.carprus.net or for further information telephone 966 717 923.


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IN THE BUNKER WITH MICK THE GRIP

QUOTE OF THE WEEK from Hunter Mahan on the final round at Merion: "I hit a damn driver on a Par 3, and didn't reach the green.” It was nice to see the players having to lay up with a 3 wood, rather than just taking out their driver. If the course had been dry the winning score might have been about 5 over par, but on his present form I think Justin Rose would still have won. Taylor Made’s Spider Blade counterbalanced putter is apparently arousing interest on Tour after Rose won with it last week. With twice the amount of weight of a normal grip, which slows down the stroke and keeps the putter face square to the line, the putter is being billed as an alternative to anchored putting. GRAEME MCDOWELL may have missed the cut at Merion, but his fellow members at Rathmore Golf Club, C. Antrim are not complaining. He has promised to buy them a drink every time he wins, and two highly profitable months have seen him beat Webb Simpson in a playoff in 50mph winds at Harbourtown, and move to the top of the Race to Dubai standings by winning the Volvo World Matchplay in Bulgaria. McDowell is now seventh in the Official Golf World Rankings. When he heads for County Kildare for the Irish Open Rathmore will be rooting for him. The 2013 IRISH OPEN week should see a spectacular festival of golf. The tournament returns to the Republic of Ireland on June 27th after a very successful visit to Royal Portrush in 2012. The venue is the 7,300 yd Montgomerie Course at the prestigious Carton House Golf Club, fourteen miles west of Dublin, and home to a stylish hotel and two of Ireland's finest championship courses. Four Irish Major Champions: Darren Clarke, Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy will compete along with Carton’s Touring Professional, Shane Lowry, a host of Tour winners and Ryder Cup stars plus 2014 captain Paul McGinley. A programme of events in the local towns including live music, historic tours, street theatre and food markets

will entertain visitors over the week. BRANDT SNEDEKER has been diagnosed with a brittle bone problem after suffering four cracked ribs in six years playing golf. Normally, bones should regenerate about 10 per cent of their bone tissue annually, but in Snedeker’s case the renewal rate in his ribcage is too slow. The treatment is injections of an osteoporosis drug designed to increase bone mineral density. Snedeker, who won the AT&T at Pebble Beach in February despite severely spraining his ribs, told reporters: “I knew I’d done some damage, but my caddie said ‘I need twelve more swings out of you, just twelve,’ so I hung in there.” Taking steady swings Snedeker posted a seven under par 65 to win. His caddy, on 10% of the winnings, was pleased. MUIRFIELD GOLF CLUB will host the Open on July 18th. Facing the Firth of Forth, the course has two circuits of nine holes which rotate in opposite directions, the back nine looping inside the front nine, ensuring that the golfer is never faced with the same wind direction on two consecutive holes. It has been called the fairest of all the Open venues, with no hidden bunkers or blind shots. Jack Nicklaus once said “With Muirfield what you see is what you get.” Perhaps Hunter Mahan will like this one. JACK NICHOLSON, star of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest," is the proud owner of a set of $75,000 clubs from Japanese manufacturer Honma, who have been producing clubs for 54 years but never anything quite like this. According to the company, 100 artisans spent eight weeks crafting them out of platinum and 24 karat gold, among other materials. Whether they will help Nicholson’s game is open to question Danny Devito also owns a set. Perhaps they should both be in the Cuckoo’s nest. Until next time: Happy Golfing. Contact Mick for all your regripping and repair requirements. 638 859 475.

MURCIA MATCH PLAY LEAGUE 2012/2013

To bring to an end this prestigious league for 2013 the usual Ryder Cup event was held at Hacienda del Alamo on Monday 10th June. This event pitches the winning league side against a side made up from the other teams in the league and is a prelude to the prize giving ceremony. Alex McLennan founder and Administrator of the league had invited along Gary Silcock the new Director of Golf at La Manga to present the main prize, the Juan Martez cup to the winning side La Zenia. They had fought a hard battle and it went right to the wire in the last game of the year to achieve this win. It was also La Zenia’s first year in the league which meant it was an even better achievement for a new

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side. Alex also presented a few other prizes to the best pair throughout the year and a couple of funny prizes which were taken in a good spirit. The Ryder cup was also won by La Zenia so they made it a clean sweep. Medals were presented to all members of the winning team. Following the presentation Alex congratulated all the players who had taken part in the league and thanked them for their support and loyalty to what has become the best league on the Costas. Finally he thanked Gary Silcock for his assistance on the day and for his help in securing La Manga as the first course to be played when the new season begins on September.

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PADDY'S POINT GOLF SOCIETY MCARTHUR CUP - RODA A good turn out for Roda on a beautiful day, summer has arrived! Many thanks to John McArthur for the wonderful trophy he donated, this will be played for annually in June. We had a special award this month for "the shortest drive" this went to Bill Gladman and Clive Grice as their car only reached just past Cabo Roig! Clive was quick to cadge a lift with another driver as he was eager to try out his new clubs. Bill determined not to miss a game of golf got the car in to the garage and arranged transport to the course in time for the last tee off, well done to him. Apologies to the two players who lost two of their four ball the morning of the round due to unfortunate circumstances with air travel, blame the French! NTP hole 2 - Ollie Teahan NTP hole 7 - Mick Lynch NTP hole 11 - Sean McCarthy NTP hole 13 - David McBride Longest Drive- Sean McCarthy 2s pot was won by Sean McCarthy Best Guest - Tony Pallant 1st Place - Joe Adam - 36 points 2nd Place - Sean McCarthy - 35 points 3rd Place - Ollie Teahan - 33 points It seems as if Sean is enjoying his Captain's role with many prizes coming his way on the day. Many thanks to Hazel and her bar and kitchen staff for looking after us so well as always. Our next event is on Wednesday 10th July at Las Colinas for the annual "Pub Championship". This is a very popular competition on a wonderful course so if you want to play give your names and deposits to the staff at Paddy's Point early. The photo below shows Captain Sean McCarthy and John McArthur presenting the McArthur Cup to winner Joe Adam.

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‘MIKE PROBERT TALKS GOLF 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. LA PERALEJA OPEN When first opened in 2007 the La Peraleja course was very exclusive having been designed by Seve Ballesteros and was €90 per person (walking).Unfortunately with the economic crisis and some ongoing problems with a number of fairways, the course was under utilised and the owners responded by reducing the green fee prices dramatically. They have an ongoing problem on five fairways caused by a build up of salt in the roots of the grass which in turn kills the grass. The owners have put a huge amount of time and effort to reduce the impact of these problems and while there is still some way to go there are the first signs of ‘the green shoots of recovery’. At the request of the Director of Golf I played the course last week to see the improvements ‘first hand’ and can report that the tees, bunkers and greens are in superb condition and are in fact some of the best in the region. The 1st and 17th fairways are considerably improved, although with some way to go, but the 16th fairway continues to be in poor condition. With the green fee prices being some of the lowest in the area at only circa €34 per person, including buggy, the owners have been more than reasonable with a price that reflects these on-going fairway maintenance issues and simply applying common sense when playing the courses as individuals or groups and treat these areas as GUR so that you are always playing off grass then there is no reason why you can’t have a very good and enjoyable game of golf. However I was disgusted to see that nearly all of the areas under work had been driven through by buggies and therefore the very people complaining about some of these fairways are the very people destroying the good work done by the ground staff, so lets have a little more consideration and this course will be back to the previous excellent condition. It is only a few years ago when resident golfers were praying for buggy included prices a little over €30 per person and here they are readily at hand so why not take advantage of these prices which will apply until the maintenance work is complete. 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 Price Comments Alenda €86 2 Players and Buggy Alicante €74 2 Green Fees and Buggy (after 12pm) Altorreal €55 2 Players and Buggy (Mon and Fri) Bonalba €80 2 Players and Buggy Corvera €145 4 Players and Two Buggies La Finca €98 2 Players and Buggy La Peraleja €132 4 Players and Two Buggies La Marquesa €102 2 Players and Buggy (Sunday’s only) La Serena €82 2 Players and Buggy Las Colinas €120 2 Players and Buggy (limited times) Las Ramblas €82 2 Players and Buggy Lo Romero €176 4 Players and Two Buggies Roda €98 2 Players and Buggy Villamartin €82 2 Players and Buggy Vistabella €59 2 Players and Buggy (weekends pm) There are also a host of twilight deals available from as little as €28 per person. 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. HOLLOW TINING WATCH Villaitana Poniente – 24th-27th June QUOTATION OF THE WEEK “I am not as good as I once was BUT I am as good once as ever I was” – Bob Monkhouse

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LIONS GOLF IN AID OF ALPE The Torrevieja Costa Lions Club in association with Costa Blanca Green Fees and the LEADER organised and ran an excellent Golf Tournament at Vistabella Golf Course on Saturday to raise funds for ALPE, the educational centre for disabled children and young adults in Torrevieja. A total of 53 keen golfers turned out all bright and shiny for the 0830 shotgun start before the heat of the day set in. Around 1330 all had returned to the Clubhouse where a barbecue had been prepared and refreshing drinks were consumed by all participants, at the Vistabella Restaurant. Whilst the scores were being collated the golfers were entertained by Ian Gibson with his distinctive Yorkshire humour. An auction of green fees by Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fees ensued which boosted the Lions funds for ALPE considerably. With some donations still to come in the funds raised on the day reached 977.00 euros which will be presented to ALPE in September when they return from their Summer break. The tournament On what turned out to be a hot day at Vistabella many of the golfers were rewarded for their efforts with excellent trophies and prizes. Overall winner was Vic Smith who won the winners trophy and a 100.00 euro travel voucher donated by Comaskey Properties. 2nd Doug Sheeren, Trophy and 100.00euro voucher donated by Specsavers Torrevieja 3rd Tony White, Trophy and green fees voucher donated by Vistabella Golf Best Lady Hilda Scott, Trophy and embroidered Polo shirt donated by

EUROGOLF SOCIETY

Today, 20 June Eurogolf Golf Society played the last serious game of season which was the June Monthly Stableford at La Marquesa Golf Club, Rojales. The weather conditions were good, not too much wind and reasonable temperatures. 60 members and guests took part in this competition with some very good results. Well done to Malcolm Foskett seems to have found some form this month with 2 nearest the pins and second in gold today. The winners were as follows: Gold Division: Roger Richings 37 points, Malcolm Foskett 36 points Niko Backen 36 points (c/b) Silver Division: Gordon Bourne 34 points, Steve Tombs 34 points (c/b)Gloria Manning 33 points Bronze Division: Joe Ogden 43 points, Ann Duff 39 points, Liz Menzies 38 points Nearest the pins: 5th Ian Stewart Restaurant Tournesol, 11th Tony Stanley Restaurant Manolos, 12th (second shot) David Gregson Restaurant Manolos, 15th Malcolm Foskett Restaurant Sierra Golf, 17th Malcolm Foskett Claptons Thanks to our kind sponsors. Overall winner of the June Monthly Stableford : JOE OGDEN. (Welcome to your new handicap) Football Winners: Ian Turner, Doug Spiring, Alan Venables and Gloria Manning. TOFF’s Results Tuesday 18 June 2013 Overall Winner –Ken Enever Gold Division: 1st Bill Martin 36 points, 2nd David Gregson 36 points 3rd David Blanchette 35 points. Silver: 1st Ken Enever 36 points, 2nd Ian Stewart 36 points, 3rd Ken Brett 35 points. Bronze: 1st Joe Ogdon 35 points, 2nd Beverley Fairhurst 35 points. 3rd David Gelsthorpe 35 points. Nearest the Pins: 5th Robin Richards 15th Bill Martin 11th Sue Gillett 17th David Gregson By the time this goes to press we will have held the last away day of the season at Bonalba on Sunday 23 June, hope everyone taking part has a great time.

Kameeleon. Various other minor awards were presented by the Lion President including one to a golfer who had a wardrobe malfunction on the course, to protect the innocent we will just call him Dave. The Lions thank the sponsors The Leader, Costa Blanca Green Fees, Vistabella Golf, Comaskey Properties, Specsavers Torrevieja, TV Choice Magazine, Kameeleon, Asador Don Marino, Mick the Grip, Restaurante Lo Marabu and of course all those who took part on the day.The Lions hope to do it all again next year.

EL PLANTIO 2 GOLF SOCIETY This weeks competition was The Joker, before the start of play, each player chooses one hole on the front nine and one hole on the back nine, these are his joker holes where the Stableford scores count double. We had 19 competitors today all-in-all a good turn-out, with a lot of cloud cover all morning the temperature was perfect and was duly reflected in the scores. El Plantio 2 Golf Society, are full members of the Par 3 course at El Plantio and anyone who would like to join us would be welcome. We meet at 9:00am on Tuesday for our main weekly competition and on Friday and Sunday at 9:00am for a friendly Stableford game. The annual membership of the course is very reasonable and gives you full use of the course 7 days a week without any extra fee being payable. to find out more call John O'Brien Tel: 966 19 49 44 / 600 00 16 61 or Ian Henderson Tel: 966 71 66 16 The results this week: Nearest the pin: hole 5 Roger Marshall. hole 8 John O'Brien, 3rd was Kenny Reddington h/cap 5 with 38 pts, 2nd place was John O'Brien h/cap 9 with 38 pts, 1st was Gordon Abba h/cap 9 with 38 pts Next Tuesday 25th June we will have the Monthly Medal and on 2nd July there will be a team competition England v Europe be here 9:00 for 9:30am Tee off, Visitors are welcome.


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ROCKET’S GOLF SOCIETY AT EL PLANTIO GOLF NICHOLSON INVITATIONAL TROPHY Spons by Slip Solutions anti slip floor treatment Rocket’s Golf Society was “launched” today, it is a name change from St James’s Golf Society, all this was in honour of Secretary Ron Nicholson, who over the past 20+ years has put a lot into local Costa Blanca golf, not only does it carry his nickname but also a competition the NICHOLSON INVITATIONAL which will be played for annually. New shirts were worn by the members adorned with the new society logo and that of IZZYS BAR our 19th Hole for all those post golf munchies. The whole day was organised as a complete surprise to Ron, all the members where at El Plantio wearing the shirts for his arrival, he could not be the odd one out, so he was then presented with his commemorative shirt, so he was not the odd one out!. The competition for this inaugural event was a straight forward Stableford and played at El Plantio Golf where the course is nearly back to its excellent parkland condition; all the greens are really good very playable and true. Credit to the Greens Staff. The results were: Nicholson Trophy: Les Yates 38 pts Second: Peter Nicholls 37 pts C/B Third: Ivie Davies 37 pts Nearest The Pins: 7th: Merv Williams. 9th: Arthur Williams. 14th: Alan Barratt. 18th: Arthur Williams Longest Drive Hole 15. Merv Williams Best Front 9: Ron Nicholson, Back 9: Ivie Davies VFM: (Value For Money) Anne Trailor

Another new venture, each month the winner will receive a Rockets Golf Society golf cap The presentations were completed in the evening at Arthur Williams’s, legendary garden party where members and guests whiled away the evening with food and drink while being entertained by Johnny Fox. A truly unforgettable day (and night). Welcome to ROCKETS GOLF SOCIETY Thank you all members, Tony, Jackie and Roxy at IZZY’S and the El Plantio team for being so very, very secretive for the past few months. The next game is at El Plantio Golf, 25th June First Tee 10:00, please be at the course by 09:15. For more information or if you wish to play with arguably the friendliest Golf Society contact Ron Nicholson on 678 849 142 or email sanmigron@gmail.com

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SMGS VISIT MAR MENOR This week’s meeting saw members and guests of the San Miguel Golf Society travelling south down the AP7 to just outside Torre Pacheco where the longest established Polaris course is situated. Originally constructed as only a nine hole course, Mar Menor became the flagship for the other developments in the Murcia area which now sees all six courses rolled together and marketed as the “Murcia Golf Experience”. Jack Nicklaus designed the second nine about five years ago to make Dave Thomas’s original nine hole layout into the 18 found there today. The three holes in the middle of the back nine surround a large lake and are becoming known as the course’s very own “Amen Corner”, where many a good round has come to a watery end. The all round condition was excellent with greens now fully recovered from their hollow-tining which was carried out last month. Good run on the fairways and well kept bunkers (hundreds of them!!) certainly helped to contribute to the good scoring conditions. The four NTP’s went to Alan MacDonald, Ivan Hanak, Graham Cockayne and Shay Cunningham with the top 2 visitor prizes going to Alan

Maidment (34) and Peter Hames (28). The top four members in the one division for the day were Noel Bannon in 4th spot with 36 points, 3rd place went to Herbie Smyton (37 C/B) and Derek Johnston’s superb scoring on the back nine earned him 2nd place on count-back (37). But noone could match the top score of the day; a 39 from Graham Cockayne which saw him take 1st prize. Scores from top to bottom were pretty closely bunched, all virtually within a range of some 10 points, so Mick Roscoe’s “Abacus win” could very easily have gone to any one of quite a number of players. Please feel free to visit www.smgs.org or give Baz a buzz on 966 731 033

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Another very good turn out on Thursday at Roda, Must have been to get some money out of Jim Scott who was sponsoring the prizes. We played full handicap four player team counting the best three scores on each hole. One hole on the front nine was selected and one on the back nine were the score was doubled. To make it a fair day the draw was made for two high handicap players to play with two low handicap players. This seemed to work out well. We also had four n/t/p's and the normal two's pot which nobody won and will be carried over to next week. Roda greens were looking good but a bit of wear on the tee boxes which need to be attended too, I am sure the green keepers have noticed and will address. There was a lot of work going on around the course on the fairways so things I am sure will be at its best in a couple of months. The winning team with 138 pt's was Peter Hunt, P J Brenan, Derek Bowen, and Rod Lambeth, best front nine score was 71 pt's Hayden Wright, Mark Todd, Jeff Luke, and Patrick Karl. Back nine score with 74 pt's Kevin Farrell, John Simpson, Karen Phillips and not to be out done by his dad Jack Todd. N/T/P'S No 1 in three P J Brenan, No 7 in one Two Shots Lucas, No 11 Nick Brooks. No 18 in three Mike Sephton. All winners in this section kindly donated their prize to the Summer Cup Charity game coming up on the 29th. Finally Brian Guyett won the raffle, sponsored by Gogarty's. many thanks to Jim Scott for sponsoring the prizes. Diary Dates:. Thursday 27 at Mar Menor first tee 10-00 meet at Gogarty's 8-30 Saturday 29 June Summer cup game V Paddy's Point GS at Roda first tee 9-00 meet at Gogarty's 7-30. Thursday 4th July at EL Valle first tee 10-00 meet at Gogarty's 8-30. This game will be the rearranged June Presidents Trophy. 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

June meeting of the society was held at Alicante course which as usual was in an immaculate condition although the greens were slightly slower than usual due to keeping them protected from the summer heat by letting the grass grow longer. Having said that, they were still very true and a pleasure to play on. It was the first outing for new captain Andy Trefry, so we decided to have a bit of a funday to make it more interesting. Every player picked three numbers from a bag and the numbers picked denoted the holes that double points could be scored on. In addition to this every played had a “mulligan” to be used at any time during the round as a free shot to replace a shot gone wrong. Some players felt that a lot of “mulligans” would have been more beneficial but most players seemed to use this one shot wisely. On the nearest the pin holes, the winners were Andy Trefry on the third and the sixth and on the back nine the winners were Helen Kinsella on the twelth and Dave Smith on the seventeenth. A lot of players drew the corresponding par three holes as bonus holes but very few made good use of them although some of these holes are very difficult at Alicante. The winner of the par three event was George Mercer with seventeen points(including four bonus points). The par five event was won by John Kemp with fourteen points (no bonus) as not many players managed to pull these in the draw. In the main event, the scores were first calculated using normal stableford rules for scoring and then the bonus points added to find a winner. Some players scored reasonably well under normal conditions and would have been amongst the winners but did not take advantage of the bonus holes so dropped out of the reckoning. End results were in third place was Larry Kinsella with 33 points plus 8 bonus totalling 41 points. In second place was John Fullicks with 36 points plus 6 bonus points totalling 42 points. Overall winner on the day was Dave Smith with 34 points plus a bonus of 9 giving him the winning score of 43 points. Thanks go to John Sanchez for sponsoring the Par three and Five prizes and to Maureen at Sams bar for the food laid on after the event. Next meeting is at Font de Llop on 17-7-13. If you are interested in joining the society then please contact John Kemp on 605195056 or at benijofargolf@hotmail.com

18th June at Las Colinas A bright but windy day greeted us at Las Colinas. Some of our Members took the opportunity to enjoy the full english breakfast in the Restaurant prior to the game. No comments made whether this gave them the energy they needed or was more of a hindrance playing on a full stomach! Some secrets being kept there, but all agreed that it was a very enjoyable breakfast. An Individual Stableford was our format for today and Members & Guests were also playing for the honour of being the 2013 winner of the Franc Louise Cup, which is kindly sponsored by the Franc Louise Bar in Sucina. An excellent turnout of 40 players for a fantastic day´s golf . This course is always popular with our Members and it was lovely to see so many there today and our guests. The course was in excellent condition. Whilst windy conditions prevailed, this seem to catch some of the players out but not our worthy winner of the Franc Louise Cup who came in with 41 points. Well done Frank! I think I can see our Handicap Secretary ready with the scissors to make a hefty cut!!! In addition Frank also won a golf shirt which was given to the Society by Las Colinas for the overall Winner. Presentation of the Division & NTP prizes was held afterwards on the terrace at Las Colinas. Our Division winners on the day were:Division One: 1st John Storey - 37pts, 2nd Alan Lowe - 36pts (on c/back), 3rd John Howarth - 36pts (on c/back). Division Two: 1st Ray Banks - 39pts, 2nd Peter Robinson - 33pts (on c/back )& 3rd Roger Akers - 33pts (on c/back) Division Three: 1st Frank Louwet - 41pts, 2nd Wayne Harris - 35pts and 3rd Jill Howarth - 30pts Presentation of the Franc Louise Cup is to be held at a future date. Nearest the pins went to: Hole 10 - Frank Louwet, Hole 14 - Andy Harvey and Hole 17 - John Howarth . Prizes were expected to be awarded on holes 5 & 7, but at the end of the game, our pin markers were nowhere to be found! A mystery yet to be resolved. Thanks go to the Great Golf Co who supplied our NTP prizes. Our next meeting is at Peraleja, on Tuesday 16th July at 10.00am. Format is a Fun Game. Start list is on the Noticeboard in Franc & Louise Bar, Sucina or contact any Committee Member. All details can be found on our website:- www.sucinagolfsociety.com


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FEDERATION PRESIDENT'S CUP. This annual 2 wood Triples Contest was held at San Miguel 15th 17th.June, and despite the heat and duration of the games, everybody enjoyed themselves, and there was some excellent bowling. In the semi- finals the San Luis trio of Pam Lockett, Les Bedford and Mike Lockett were against Finca Guila's Barbara Pilling, Les Wilson and Len Pilling. It was a closely fought match with San Luis edging ahead towards the end to win 18-14.The other semi was El Rancho's Jean and Stuart Hamill with Drew Gerrard against VISTABELLA'S Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire. This, too, was close but VISTABELLA ran out winners 23-15. Because of the heat and the fact that both teams had already played 36 ends it was agreed by all to play the Final over 12 ends. VISTABELLA set off at a fast pace, but San Luis managed to score steadily to close the gap, before VISTABELLA made another spurt to clinch the game. Well done to everybody that took part, and to the Organisers. The winners Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire.

SABA SUMMER TRIPLES 21 JUNE - WEEK 8 SPITFIRE DIVISION P W D L OW Quesada Blenheims 12 50 4 18 11 San Luis Wellingtons 12 39 7 26 10 San Miguel Moors 12 40 4 28 7 Country Bowls Foxes * 12 39 3 30 8 Emerald Isle Victors 12 33 3 36 5 San Miguel Christians 12 31 6 35 5 Greenlands Gladiators 12 24 2 46 1 Greenlands Glosters 12 15 5 52 1 * 2 points deducted for failing to field a full team Country Bowls Foxes 102 (11) Greenlands Glosters 83 (2) San Luis Wellingtons 161 (14) Greenlands Gladiators 90 (4)

GREENLANDS BOWLS CLUB Week 3 of the Tues eve Prem 20 league, saw us play our good friends from San Luis, and what a tight match it turned out to be. At home, husband and wife team of Jan & Steve Westall once again triumphed in the pairs (2316), whilst in the trips, girl power reigned supreme! Against top notch opposition, Nadine Bater, Sue Johnson & Marilyn Fryatt just nicked it 1615. Over at Casa Ventura, the same 2 disciplines were victorious. In the pairs, Sandra (Candy Crush) Heath and John Wray gave a disciplined performance (17-13), as did trips team of Mike Keating (playing in his 1st ever game at San Luis), Lyn Morris & Steve Hibberd (22-11). So with 4 wins each, it was just down to who won overall shots, which narrowly went to San Luis by only 3, giving them a 10-8 victory. Just a reminder that every Tues eve during the Prem 20 league season, club manageress Hayley will be laying on a 3 course meal and a drink for the bargain price of 7.50 euros, of which not only the home team, but many of the visitors, can vouch is great value for money. The next morning (oh, for a 10 for 1030 start!!), some of us were at it

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again, this time for federated league business. Twas San Miguel who hosted the Mavericks v Monarchs Kings/Princes cup match, and at one time it looked like the Kings cup crew would earn some points (especially in the pairs and rinks), but alas it was not to be, for it was a case of 'ningun punto por los Monarcas'. For long periods, the Princes cup team of Fred Tilley, Mike Veale & Steve Hibberd, looked to be heading for a tanking, when at 18-2 down only the thought of a long cool pint of bitter kept them going, but inconceivably they ground out a surprise 21-19 victory, to take both points on offer. Glosters travelled to San Miguel, where they met the Moors in the latest Spitfire league encounter. Unfortunately, only the rink of Janet 'little pony' Webb, Steve Hibberd & Ken Parker (27-9) were victorious, as the team went down 12 points to 2. Gladiators had a home match against Quesada Blenheims, and also lost, although it was by a narrower margin of 4-10. Well done: Jeannie Clements, Sue Mahomet, Angie Goodfellow (21-12), and Tony French, Sheila Stead, Dave O'Sullivan (19-11).

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What a great week for Vistabella Bowls Club. Over the Weekend Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire triumphed in the Valencian Federation’s Presidents Cup. Well done you three the club is proud of you. On Tuesday 18th we took on El Rancho in the Premier Twenty always a difficult proposition as their green can be a bit of a problem but our away team did us proud with wins in the Singles thanks to Maggie Furness and also in the pairs by Barbara and Arthur Brown. Strangely enough these were the two disciplines that we lost at home but victories in the Trips from Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire (Our Heroes) and in the Rinks from Olwyn Ratcliffe. Martin Foulcer, Bill Corbishley and Brian Dunn allowed us to take the overall shots total by 134 shots to 131 giving us a 10 points to 8 win. On Wednesday we excelled ourselves in the Kings Cup by beating Quesada 10 Points to 2 and 96 shots to 72, thanks to wins from Maggie Furness in the Ladies Singles, Ian Kenyon in the Men’s Singles, Sheila Cox, Martin Foulcer and Brian Dunn in the trips and Olwyn Ratcliffe, Stuart Allman, Mac Maclean and Jenny Bowman in the rinks. Thursday night in our internal competitions modesty prevents me from recording the exact score but suffice it to say that Ann Rudkin, Arthur Brown and Brian Dunn are back on top of our Football League ( Come on Real Madrid) bound to be a kick back from this. On Friday our Greeners took on top of the table San Luis Hercules and knocked them off their perch with a 10 points to 4 win 98 shots to 89. Well done to Jim Dempsey, Brian Pointon and Averil Kendall, Ken Savage, Audrey Sinclair and Allan Sinclair Bernard Ledgar, Helen Marshall and Andrew Legatt plus Sheila Cox, Mike Cox and Sue Mynott. The Fairways travelled the short distance to El Rancho to try to keep their League leader status intact and despite losing two of the six rinks on the last end we still managed to share the points at 7 all thanks to a big win from (Our Heroes) Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire plus a win from Ann Rudkin, Tom Furness and Arthur Brown and a draw from Martin Foulcer, Barbara Brown and Maggie Furness. We took the extra points thanks to a 109 shots to 105 win.. As our nearest rivals were unable to capitalise on what looked like our most difficult game we are now keeping our fingers crossed that the wheels don’t fall off in our last two games.

By Norman Adcroft Harrier League, Hornets and Wasp’s. Friday 14th June. The Hornets the Hornets were away to Country Bowls Badgers, it was a hard fought battle as both clubs needed the points. In the end the result was an 8-6 and 118-106 shots win for the Hornets. Our Winning Rinks were: Irene Laverick, Harold Charleton, John Taylor 27-14 Dawn Taylor, Dave Laverick, John Clarke, 27-12, Jean James, Sheila Millward, and Johnnie Ryder 26-14. Well Done Team. The Wasps visited top of the table Vistabella and it was a struggle to get to grips with the heavy greens with us only managing to win on 2 rinks. Our winners were, John Moss, John Ball, Dave Livesey, 20-11, Jean Brassington, Bill Jordan, Trevor Brassington, 14-12, and Joy Gardiner, Sue Jordan, Jean Cooper drew 12-12. Score 9-5, Shots 100-93 to Vistabella. Premier 20 18th June was against Montemar. Dave Livesey won the rinks at home 21-20 whilst away the pairs of Jean and Trevor Brassington won 23-8 and the rinks of Carol Broomfield, Bill Jordan, Doug Smith and Sue Jordan won 18-15. La Siesta 6 pts, Montemar 12 with the shots 142-146. Kings Cup Red Division 19th June,- We were away to Quesada but lost the match 9-3 with shots to our opponents 106-82. Our sole winner was Brian Harman in the Men’s Singles 21-20, and a very creditable draw in the rinks, Ivan Goodsel, Bill Jordan, Brian Gardiner and Dave Livesey 21-21. Wednesday 19th June. Ten Pin Challenge - La Siesta challenged the El Toro Bar at Dona Pepa Quesada to a ten pin bowling match at the Ozone Centre Torrevieja. The result unsurprisingly went in favour of El Toro 90. (They did have some ringers in though) A very enjoyable night was had by all, and the sandwiches and tortillas after the game at The Bar El Toro, was most welcome. Thank you to all those who participated. More practice is needed for the re-match!! Saturday Hamper 15th June winners Steve and Katie Pond with Johnnie Ryder. Chicken and Egg 19th June. Chicken David Portel, Wine John Shepherd, Egg’s Lily Smith. If you wish to take up a new sport, and want make new friends, with a little gentle exercise, you will be made very welcome. Bowls and shoes can be hired and tuition arranged. Ring Jim or Lyn on 690 190 523 or call in at La Siesta Bowls Club. 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.

F A Diff Pts 1374 1029 345 126 1376 1044 332 105 1216 1174 42 98 1218 1102 116 95 1136 1193 -57 79 1166 1283 -117 78 1115 1345 -230 52 1001 1432 -431 37

San Miguel Christians 72 (3) San Miguel Moors 120 (12) Emerald Isle Victors 61 (0) Quesada Blenheims 123 (10)

HURRICANE DIVISION Vistabella Fairways Monte Mar Torro La Siesta Wasps La Marina Pilots La Marina Navigators El Rancho Horadada Hawks Emerald Isle Vulcans

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46 43 39 37 35 30 23 26

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23 28 30 32 35 40 46 45

10 8.5 7.5 7.5 5 3.5 4 2

Emerald Isle Vulcans 96 (6) Horadada Hawks 102 (6) La Marina Pilots 91 (8) El Rancho 105 (7)

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1378 1074 304 1342 1099 243 1271 1153 118 1264 1170 94 1196 1244 -48 1110 1371 -261 1124 1315 -191 1083 1342 -259

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115 104 96 92 82 68 57 57

La Marina Navigators 97 (8) La Siesta Wasps 94 (8) Monte Mar Torro 91 (6) Vistabella Fairways 109 (7)

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Mazarron 12 45 1 26 9 1311 1122 189 109 San Luis Hercules 12 45 2 25 7 1302 1086 216 106 Quesada Lancasters * # 12 33 2 37 8 1225 1194 31 81 Quesada Comets * * 12 35 1 36 6 1128 1173 -45 81 San Luis Mosquitoes 12 35 1 36 5 1184 1235 -51 81 La Siesta Hornets 12 30 4 38 4 1125 1271 -146 72 Vistabella Greeners 12 29 3 40 5 1176 1185 -9 71 Country Bowls Badgers 12 28 2 42 4 1126 1311 -185 66 * 2 points deducted for failing to field a full team * * 4 points deducted for failing to field a full team # 1 point deducted for a reporting infringement Quesada Comets 93 (4) Mazarron 127 (12) Vistabella Greeners 98 (10) La Siesta Hornets 100 (10)

Country Bowls Badgers 110 (10) San Luis Mosquitoes 83 (2) San Luis Hercules 89 (4) Quesada Lancasters 92 (4)


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Hi & first of all may I apologise to all our members guests & friends about the lack of reports but if we don't get the reports in from the Captains we cant include them this is not personel but I can only print what I have sent in , I cant just make it up. Comets report we won 2 games & lost the rest against Country Bowls Badgers giving Quesada 4 points & Country Bowls 10 points & it was 93 shots to Quesada & 110 to Country Bowls so hoping to have a better response over the next 2 weeks. The Lions played against San Miguel Sheriffs and what a result this turned out for us. We won the match 10-2 (shots 96-56). Star of the show this week was Nigel Baigent with a resounding win in the singles 21-1 against Noel Verity. Pearl Houghton got off to a great start against Shirley Verity, but unfortunately lost 19-21. The new pairing of Jason Prokopowycz and Bill Pain produced a resounding success 22-9 against Margaret Patterson and Russell Marks. The Triples Deidre Leeming, Tom Hill and Derek Toozer won 19-14, against the rink skipped by Stuart Hemmings and the Fours of William Holtham, Dave Donovan. Chip Chapmand and skip Pete Bonsor won 15-11 against the rink skipped by Stuart Denholm. This left us in the lead. Our Princes team, despite winning more of the ends lost 1519. In our second game against Vistabella we did not have a good week overall. However, well done to Jason and Bill who managed a win over Gail Watson and Fred Willshire. Well done too, to our Princes team George Carnell, Diane Lawton and Veronica Sale who won 19-15. Fortunately we have still managed to retain our top position in the league this week. Our Saturday & Wednesday Points games are still going on & are still open to all new Bowlers & non Members as well as members, the response is picking up again with the leagues coming to the end & we had 16 turn up

on Wednesday well done keep it up. The photo is off the Saba 3 day comp at la Siesta.last weekend. Pete, Bill and Lisa fought of all the competition to reach the final, where sadly they came a good second to the team from Country Bowls. The final game was one of the best games that I have seen in a long time, almost every shot changing sides on almost every end. The game was played in good spirits and the quality of bowling was incredibly high. Well done Quesada, they were the only team entered in this great competition from their club, and did us all proud.

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Tuesday evening's Premier 20 match was against Vistabella, a chance to see old friends and enjoy some taxing bowls. The rinks at both venues were split two each and the shots at both were won by a small difference by the home teams, however the shots were taken by Vistabella 134-131. On wednesay our Kings Cup team travelled to Monte Mar and although putting on a good show, came away with just 1pointt, gained by our trips drawing 17 shots each. Ladies singles: Jane Hamill 07-21. Mens singles: Jim Rainbow 05-21. Pairs, Marianne Holtham, Dave Whitworth 09-16. Trips: Jim Jarvie, Stew Hamill, Drew Gerrard 17-17. Rinks: Merv Armstrong, Malc Elmore, Rod Wright, Alex Morrice 12-22. On Friday we had a visit from Vistabella Fairways, many of whom we had played on Tuesday, it was a close match played in great company. El Ranch took the rinks by 3 to 2 with one drawn and Fairways took the total shots by 109 to 105, several rinks could have gone either way and 7 points all was a fair result. John Cleal, Malc Elmore and David Whitworth 17-16. Jim Jarvie, Ron Odell and Alex Morrice 16-16. Rob Clark, Margaret Odell and Carolyn Harris 26-15. Carol Smith, Merv Armstrong and John Newell 15-18. Edward Elsam, John Skipper and Rod Wright 11-27. Jim Gracie, Malc Sykes and Mike Smith 20-17. Sponsored by Caser. For membership details please contact Irene Mangan 966 71 7700 or Marianne Holtham on 966 77 2222.

By Janet Thomas SABA LEAGUE Christians played away to Country Bowls Total points for 3 Points against 11, 2 more games to go hopefully we will stay up. Moors played at home to Greenland’s Glosters Good home result for the Moors winning 12pts - 2 pts. Some very hard fought games, well done to all concerned. San Miguel proudly hosted the federated "Presidents Cup" on the 15th 16th and 17th June. 23 teams competed in 4 groups hoping to win a semi place. Vistabella, represented by Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon and Fred Willshire, were drawn to play El Rancho, Jane and Stuart Hamill and Drew Gerrard in the first semi with Fred's team booking a final place. The second semi pitted the San Luis trio Pam and Mike Lockett and Les Bedford with Finca Guila’s Barbara and Len Pilling and Les Wilson with San Luis booking the other final spot. Spectators were treated to some brilliant draw bowling in the final, Vistabella started slowly and needed to pull out all the stops to forge ahead in the latter stages to win with an end to spare well done to both teams. Sabrina with her little band of helpers voiced her thanks to all concerned in the organisation of the matches, scoring and umpiring and handed the presentation of trophies over to the President of the Federation Bob Donnelly who congratulated all the winners and finalists and brought proceedings to a close. San Miguel Bowls Club is sponsored by Iberian Funeral Plans. Info from Eileen Potts 966730376

By Sheila Cammack Wow what a great day, Friday 14th June - SABA matches; as the heat rose the Hercules & Mosquitoes rose to the occasion both teams taking all the points, home and away against Quesada. Harriers League: SL Hercules were away v Quesada Lancasters winning 14-0, shots 119-79. The winning teams: Frank Barclay, Bert Ewart & Peter Cox 20-14, Roy Brooks, Bill Webb & Gina Streeter 24-13, Blossom Cox, Barry Roseaveare & Charlie Marigold 15-13, Ron Cammack, Chris Brooks & Dave Blackie 20-13, Robin Harker, Peter Fuller & Sheila Cammack 21-12 & last but by no means least, Margaret Roseaveare, Dane Howard & Vic Slater 19-14, all contributing to keeping us at the top of the league. Meanwhile SL Mosquitoes were at home to Quesada Comets, winning 14-0, shots 119-71. Well done to: Margaret Morrison, Ken Dullaway & Scott Malden 13-11, Ann Badger, Keith Blood & Brian Badger 20-15, Maureen Foulds, Trevor Vanner & Arthur France 18-14, Barry Edwards, Bob Foulds & Sue Ross 22-9, Sadie Hubbard, David Steadman & John Malden 26-15, & finally, with another big finish; Frank Gibbons, Joan Dullaway & Ian Ross 20-7. This great result has moved the Mosquitoes up to 3rd in the league. In the heat of the afternoon, SL Wellingtons, Spitfire League, were home v Greenlands Gladiators but they didn’t fare quite so well, winning 8-6, with shots 120-99. Winners: Colin Jackson, Fred Armstrong & Mal Hughes 2116, Ann Holland, Allen Bowen & Sue Cooper 22-11, Bob White, Mike Lockett & Colin Lindgren 25-6. Premier 20 League: again mixed fortunes as we played home & away v Greenlands, winning 2 at home & 2 away but just sneaking the shots, 136133, pts 10-8. Well done to our winners: singles (H) Paul Parkes 21-11 & (A) Colin Lindgren 21-16. Rinks (H); Jean Hepehi, Gina Streeter, Roy Cordell (good to see you back at work again!) & Mal Hughes 20-16. (A) Ron Cammack, Ann Holland, Mike Lockett & Ian Rogers 19-12. Fed King’s Cup, Wednesday 19th June. SL Blues were home v Emerald Isle Dukes, winning 3-2 but this time just losing on shots and so ended all square with points, 6-6, shots 87-89. Singles: June Jones, 21-19. Trips: Ann Holland, Joe Johnson & Mal Hughes. Rinks: Margaret Rogers, Sheila Cammack, Ray Pollock & Keith Jones, 18-10. The SL Whites away at La Marina, had a tough match. Well done to singles: Paul Parkes, 21-16 & Rinks: Trevor Vanner, Arthur France, Gina Streeter & Roy Cordell (can’t keep him away now!) 19-12. Points 4-8 shots 74-88. We also had teams in the Federated President’s Cup, held at San Miguel over the weekend; well done to Pam & Mike Lockett & Les Bedford who got through to the final where they were beaten by the Vistabella trio of Gail Watson, Ian Kenyon & Fred Willshire. With so many varied league matches, please check notice-boards to see where & when you’re playing. On Saturday 15th 20+ heat resistant bowlers turned up to play/enjoy “fun bowls” organised by Jacqui Campbell & as the temperature dropped to a manageable heat, 75+ enjoyed an excellent BBQ. Thanks to Jean Hepehi for organising the BBQ & raffle & thanks for everyone’s support. Chicken drive. Sunday 16th June, chicken; Gordon Grundy, & egg cup; Jerry Madden (both visitors). Wednesday 19th chicken; Barry Edwards & egg cup Peter Miller (visitor). For any information about San Luis Club please contact June Jones (Capt) 966 18 8920 or Sheila Cammack (Sec) 966 77 3001.

HORADADA BOWLS CLUB Three games to report on starting on Wednesday 12th June with a Kings Cup at home to Quesada Tigers and only a win for our pairs team of Roy Thompson and Mick Blunt 19 - 13. Two more games were very close, our ladies singles just lost out 21 - 20 and our rinks lost 11 – 13, so still a good effort but just failing to gain the points that we needed to climb out of the bottom spot in the league table. Final result : Horadada 2 pts ( 79 shots ) - Quesada Tigers 10 pts ( 90 shots ). Friday 14th June and an away game in the SABA Hurricane League for the Hawks against Monte Mar Torro and another white wash saved, thanks to the trip of Dave Mersh, Roy Thompson and Barry Evans 16 13. The same story, two other results could have gone our way but as the overall shots indicate, we had a long trip for a good bruising. Horadada Hawks 2 pts ( 80 shots ) – Monte Mar Torro 12 pts ( 132 shots ). Only three more games to go in the SABA league,

home to La Siesta, then away to La Marina and Vistabella, so lets have a concentrated effort to improve our recent performances and gain some respect back to the Horadada mat. The call must have been heard for our latest Kings Cup game at home to Country Bowls Merlots played on Wednesday 19th June. A great team performance winning in all disciplines and gaining a very valuable 12 points thanks to : John Wilson 21 – 9. Pauline Murphy 21 – 10. Roy Thompson and Mick Blunt 19 – 15. Carol Linehan, Jack Linehan and Alan Pugh 16 – 10. Fred Semper, Roy Collins, John Hurlock and Barry Evans 14 – 10. Horadada 12 pts ( 91 shots ) – Country Bowls Merlots 0 pts ( 54 shots ) We are always looking for new bowlers to boost our club membership so for anyone that would like further information, www.horadadabowlsclub.com.


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STEP UP IN CLASS FOR LOCAL FIGHTERS There will be a major step up in class for local light heavyweight Ricky Pow next month when he meets Arturs Kulikauskis rated in Europe’s top fifty and number one in his home country of Latvia. In a show that will take place in Daya Nueva on Saturday 6th July, with home advantage and in front of a local partisan crowd, the meeting with southpaw Kulikauskis will be the biggest fight of the 26 year old Brit’s career. But the Torrevieja based fighter, managed and coached out of Daya Nueva by Alberto Gonzalez, is a boxer who prefers to let his fists do the talking. Both men have the same number of wins but despite being 4 years Pow’s junior the Latvian fighter has been far the busier of the pair with a total of 30 contests to Pow’s 11, the most recent of which was a narrow defeat to the popular Dean Francis in the West Countryman’s backyard of Bristol. Three years ago the young Latvian was being touted as one of the hottest properties in Europe when he fought for the WBC Youth Intercontinental cruiserweight title at the age of just 19 but a series of disappointing results have seen him fall off the pace somewhat since showing his early career promise. However two recent fights against Francis and the British number eight Menay Edwards have seen a recovery in the Latvian’s form so Pow will have to be at his very best if he is to come out on top. Pow knows that he can’t hang around for ever and that the next 2 or 3 years will be ‘make or break’ for his boxing career. Speaking to the Leader he said that he

now feels that he has enough experience to step up and begin his challenge for titles, the first of which he hopes will be the WBC Mundial Espana light heavyweight crown later in the year. But first the 26 year old has to take care of Kulikauskis on 6th July. Victory against the Latvian will also catapult Pow into Europe’s top 15 light heavyweights which will then pave the way for him to attract top flight opponents to the area. Asked what he knows about his Latvian opponent Pow said ‘We know that Kulikauskis always comes to fight and has a lot of heart. Even when he’s under pressure going backwards, he’s chucking back. He’s a decent boxer with a good left hook. I need to make sure I don’t rush things. I’ll need to be sharp, use a lot of head movement and get my counters off. He knows that if he gets it right it will be a great opportunity to make a huge statement to the trade. Also on the bill Magomed Azuev will be fighting Alexanders Selezens, also from Latvia. He boxed Tyson Fury losing in the 3rd round so the fight will also be a big step up for Moja. The weigh in for the fight will take place on 5 July at 10pm. It will be held at Barlovento Restaurant in Cabo Cervera, La Mata. The boxing show itself will take place in the Municipal Gym, Daya Nueva, getting underway at the much earlier time of 7pm. Ticket prices have been held at 10 and 15 euros. Both the weigh in and the fight will be attended by WBC boxing correspondent James Parry who will be flying over from the UK.

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THE LE MANS 24 HOUR For the first time in the 90-year history of the Le Mans 24 Hours, two hybrid race cars were on the front row. The intelligent combination of TDI power and quattro drive with which Audi celebrated the first-ever hybrid victory at Le Mans last year outperformed the competition on the 13.629-kilometre race track in Western France on both days of qualifying. The number ‘2’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro decided the battle for the top spot on the grid in its favour. The fastest time of 3m 22.349s (242.5 km/h), which Loïc Duval had achieved right at the beginning of the first qualifying session on Wednesday night, remained unbeaten on Thursday. For the 31-year-old Frenchman, who is running together with Le Mans record winner Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Allan McNish (Scotland), this marks the first pole position at Le Mans, and the eighth for Audi. And as in 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2011 and 2012, the brand with the four rings secured the

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complete front row on the grid. Starting the race from position two on Saturday was the number ‘1’ Audi R18 e-tron quattro of last year’s winners Marcel Fässler (Switzerland), André Lotterer (Germany) and Benoît Tréluyer (France). André Lotterer was one of the few drivers who in the final qualifying session on Thursday night managed to improve over the day before on a track that was just slowly drying after rain showers and, by setting a time of 3m 23.696s, advanced from third to second place. Le Mans newcomer Lucas di Grassi (Brazil), Marc Gené (Spain) and Oliver Jarvis (Great Britain) secured third place. The fastest lap of this squad (3m 24.341s) was driven on Wednesday by the seasoned campaigner Marc Gené. 2013 marked the 90th anniversary of the Le Mans classic 24-hour race.

EMERALD ISLE BOWLS CLUB The Arthur Clarke Memorial competition on Thursday, 13 June, was well attended. The highest scoring player, who received the Trophy and a Voucher for a meal for two, was Ian Stokes. A fairly new member to the club. Well done Ian! Many thanks to Ollie Doodles, The Papercraft Shop, for sponsoring this very popular competition. Friday, 14 June and Summer has landed with a bang, along with a couple of tremours, so it was good to play this morning before the temperature soared. The

Vulcans vs La Marina Pilots was a good game - with hot woods - ending with 3 winning rinks each. However, unfortunately for us the shot difference went to the Pilots, 88 shots to 104, so 6 points to their 8. Another case of if only! Also on 14th, EI Victors wee at home to ~San Miguel Moors. What is going on? We go to their place and win, they come here and they win. Although the winning rinks were shared 3 - 3 the Moors won on shots, 95 to their 106, 6 points to 8 in their favour.

MONTEMAR BOWLS AND SOCIAL CLUB COUNTRY BOWLS CLUB Apologies to Lin & Charlie Watkins and Gerry Gough for not submitting this photo last week, I know you were upset. I mistakingly thought there would be an official one...I was wrong! anyway you deserve some good press for your success, after all you were the Champions and deserved to walk away from the SABA Trips with the 501 Euros prize.

This weeks match results, kings Cup Blue squad the Clarets enjoyed a good home win over the San Miguel Sheriffs, the opponents were strong but there again so are the Clarets. Well done to Pat Patton for winning the ladies Singles 21-15. The Pairs of Steve Pearson & Peter Whitehall clocked up another win though it was a close fought game 18-16. The Rinks team of Lynne Bishop, Harold Morris, Ken Cuthbert & Eric Bishop were 21-2 up after fifteen ends, they went on win the game with great result of 25-9. Overall shots, Clarets 94 (8) - 79 (4) Sheriffs. The Merlots in the Red Division crashed down to a mighty 0-12 defeat away at Horadada, there's not much more to be said about that only well done Horadada you must have caught the Merlots on an off day! Overall shots, Merlots 54 (0) - 91 (12) .

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The SABA Spitfire league. The Foxes brushed aside the San Miguel Christians on Friday when they paid a visit to the Countryside. It was a close contest on most rinks but at the end of the day the results went in the Foxes favour. Jenny Chaplin, George Thomson & Dave Chaplin 21-7. Lin Watkins, Charlie Watkins & Ken Cuthbert 20-8. Harold Morris, Sue Norris & Barry Norris 17-11. Lynne Bishop, Gerry Gough & Eric Bishop 18-17. Sheila Whitehall, Steve Pearson & Peter Whitehall 17-17. Overall shots, Foxes 102 (11) - 72 (3) Christians. The SABA Harrier league. The Badgers played the Comets at Quesada winning on four rinks, some excellent bowling for a well deserved win. Derek Gunning, Joel Fernandez & Karen Kirk 24-9. Linda Roscoe, John Palmer & Dennis Birkett 19-13. Jo Wright, Bob Smith & John Wright 20-15. Carole Donnellen, Alan Roscoe & Bryan Kirk 17-16. Overall shots, Badgers 110 (10) - 93 (4) Comets. Well done to both SABA teams this week. Happy 80th Birthday Joel Fernandez, hope you enjoyed you bash at the Indian Restaurant, hope you didn't join in with the full Monty!! For anyone that might be interested in taking this sport up Country Bowls Club is the place to be, it is lovely friendly club, there is a mixture of seasoned and novice competitive bowlers who are all out win their games, some are fast tracked and don't know what's hit them but we need to build our membership. We are not out in the sticks as some say, we are just inland from San Javier and easily accessible. It's so much cheaper than playing golf but every bit as enjoyable and a great way to make new friends. There is also a wonderful Resturant to cater for all your needs, so come on, what are you waiting for? For info please see www.countrybowlsclub.com or contact Barry Norris

Sponsored by Super Valu Tuesday 18th June 2013 Premier 20 Summer League Another hard fought but victorious match against La Siesta who are one place above us in the league but after last night by only one point. All the away matches were closely contested with only Stan Routledge’s 21-20 defeat stopping a clean sweep for Monte Mar. With Geraldine and Gordon Fisher winning the Pairs 22-20, Sue Kemp, Bill Judd and Brian Zelin winning the Trips 21-17 and Joan Harding, June Young, Chris Harding and Bill Young winning the Rinks 22-15. In the Home leg it was two Rinks each with Joe Ridley winning the Singles 21-15, Sheila Roberts,Wendy Oxley and Dave Melville winning the Trips 21-17. Shots for 146-142, Points for 12-6 Wednesday 19th June 2013 Kings Cup South DivisionRed With wins in the Lady's singles, Men's singles, Pairs & Rinks and a draw in the triples secured the Lords a very good win at home against El Rancho. Diane

Ridley scored 21 shots to 7; Alan Ashberry scored 21 shots to 5; Stan Routledge & Bill Young scored 16 shots to 9; Denise Ashberry, June Young, Joe Ridley & Dave Melville scored 22 shots to 12 and Sue Kemp, Harry Dobson & Brian Zelin scored 16 points to 16. Well played to all the team. Friday 21st June 2013 SABA Summer Trips Hurricane league - Away to La Marina Pilots, the Torros won on two drew on one and lost on three rinks. Janet Charman, Diane & Joe Ridley won by 21 shots to 13; Joan Harding, Janet Gatward and John Corbet won by 18 shots to 14. Ethel Finan, Tony Finan & Bill Judd drew 14 points all. The rink of Geraldine Fisher, Wendy Oxlade and Stan Routledge lost by the narrowest of margins. Shots for 91-91, Points for 6-8 For any information about joining our club or fixture details please contact the club captain Colin Armitage. Tel: 966 619 010 Ext. 01066.Or visit our web site at www.montemarbowls.com for more info about our Bowls and Social Club.


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ELCHE 2012 / 2013 : A FABULOUS SEASON Our very own Elche football team have at

BY JOHN last been promoted back to La Liga for the MCGREGOR forthcoming season after 24 years, all in the second league of Spain. Yes, we will have the like of Barcelona, Real and Athletic Madrids and all the other big Spanish football names at Elche’s huge Martinez Valero stadium which was built for the 1982 World Cup. Happy days are here again! I’ve supported Elche for over 10 years, and looking back over the last, fantastic season there have been many highs: the Franjiverdes led from start to finish, this season NOT building up a big half-way lead only to throw it all away with a dismal second half to finish half-way. There were similarities with last season though, as with two-thirds of this year gone Elche were riding high with an eleven point lead at the top and looking certainties for promotion; but those of us with good memories still had rightful cause for concern, and from then on Elche unconvincingly won just four games. They only lost four too, but most crucially the Illicitanos drew six, providing six priceless six points that in the end were the difference as Elche were finally promoted as champions. Four of those draws were goalless, and two were 1 – 1: it was the magnificent Elche defence that saw them through some difficult games, similar key fixtures that they had lost so sadly the previous year. All credit must go to goalkeeper Manu Herrera, full backs Damian Suarez and Edu Albacar and the terrific centre-back partnership of Sergio Peligrin and Xavier Etxeita, the latter, who has been at Elche four years is my unsung, unfashionable player of the year. These five were the factor that saw Elche promoted, no doubt, only conceding a miserly 27 games in 42 matches. What a performance - with the exception

of second-placed Villarreal conceding 38 every other team conceded at least 50, and all five deserve their place in next year’s La Liga lineup. If that’s the good news, the not-so-good factor was Elche’s attack: only 11 goals were scored in those last 14 games. True, throughout the season the Illicitanos’ scored at twice the rate they conceded, achieving 54 goals, but ten teams outscored Elche. The goals were spread well throughout the team: the excellent leading scorer Coro only scored nine, most of the other teams’ leading goalscorers man-

aged twice that. Amazingly the Illicitanos’ left back and free kick specialist Albacar was next with eight, all free kicks and penalties (he never missed one): this achievement was followed by popular winger Xumetra with six, who is now going to Levante. The remaining 31 goals were shared between nine players. Elche now badly lack fire-power in attack, without it they will not survive next season against La Liga teams. In addition, if the injuryprone Javi Flores does not come good a strong creative midfielder will also be needed: the present setup is lacking skilled drive in the middle of the park where Generelo, Rivera and Mantecon are not the answer, although the latter two deserve their chance. This season a season ticket at Elche will be from 190€ for the cheapest adults seats up high behind the goals, to 580€ in the main stand: children, youths, pensioners, disabled, unemployed and even babies are all cheaper. Just get to the Elche ring road, bear right past the Hospital and Police Station area and keep going until you see the huge stadium: parking is easy and free. Their website is info@elchecf.es and telephone number 96 545 9714 (speaking Spanish would help).....................Mucho Elche!


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