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DEMANDS TO PROTECT TORREVIEJA SALINAS

The Izquierda Unida group of Torrevieja is demanding that the ruling PP government provide an immediate solution to the lack of staff in the Natural Park of Torrevieja and La Mata, and have criticised the mayor, Eduardo Dolón, for not defending the environmental heritage of the village. Meanwhile, Víctor Ferrández, local coordinator of Izquierda Unida, says that as the chairman of the Governing Board of the Natural Park of Las Lagunas de Torrevieja and La Mata, Dolón is “obligated” to defend the environmental areas against the actions of the ministry, and the “scarce assets” that decades of over spending and neglect by the Partido Popular has resulted in. The previous operator, VAERSA, filed for redundancy of its workers in 2012, intent on the redundancy of some 400 workers, later to settle for 300, mostly technicians working

on the management of the protected natural spaces of the community. However, through a series of failed talks and negotiations, involving the current Valencia councillor for infrastructure, planning and the environment, Isabel Bonig, the Supreme Court annulled the redundancy move, but the public company refused to comply with the judgment and appealed for the cessation of proceedings currently pending ratification, as this would force the company to pay the salaries of workers from the date of dismissal until today, in addition to reinstating the dismissed workers. In Torrevieja, these cuts have resulted in the dismissal of three of the four technicians who operated in the area of the Salinas, one of whom was a guide, another a biologist and the third an expert in environmental sciences, which has led to the closure of the visitor centre on various days, and leads to a lack of environmental monitoring and attention to the visitors of the Natural Park, as well as the consequential increase in the risk of fire and damage the park. Continued on Page 2


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La Mata reserve also produces a healthy crop of grapes

Continued from Page 1 In a statement, the Izquierda Unida point out that the natural park is protected by Europe as a Site of Community Importance, as well as the certification of Special Protection Area for Birds (SPA). In addition, the area has an international declaration of being a Wetland of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention. Therefore, the Torrevieja group of the Izquierda Unida, in collaboration with Luís Torró Gil, deputy of the EUPV in Valencia, will present a series of questions in Parliament to demand an immediate solution

to the lack of staff in the Natural Park. Luís Torró Gil said that “the EUPV have insisted through numerous parliamentary initiatives in the defence of the park and will continue to do so, We will present a battery of questions to Councillor Bonig to explain what types of specific measures will be taken in Torrevieja to resolve the apparent lack of technical staff”. Ferrández concluded by saying that “the Izquierda Unida will continue with actions and mobilizations to defend our environmental emblem”.

TORREVIEJA LOOK SET TO EXTEND CEMETERY

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The ruling political group of Torrevieja, the Partido Popular, intend to table a motion in the next plenary meeting that will see a mass of land near to the municipal cemetery have its classification changed in the Plan General, which will subsequently allow for the extension of the cemetery, originally built in 1898. The council intend to reclassify the land to enable the extension of land for burial plots, as well as road access and parking, and say that the move should not be the subject on an environmental impact study, as the change in use is not significantly different to the land currently vacant, albeit within a short distance from the protected areas of the Torrevieja lagunas, it is also close to the industrialised areas of the salt mining facility and electrical substation. The extension will, according to the town hall, allow for burials to be continued “for the next 20 years”, with a capacity for another 1,300 bodies until the year 2025. Around 600 Torrevieja residents die every year, but as the majority of the

population is foreign, a lot of those bodies are repatriated to their own home towns. The 867,480 euro investment reported in August 2011 was set to “ensure space for burials for the next 20 years”, according to the Councillor for Infrastructure, Project and Contracting, Javier Montoro, which should have already secured the future plots until 2031. The extensive refurbishment program was not without further controversy, as even the new gate meant the removal of one that was protected and listed, without anybody seemingly realising it was of historic significance. Further criticism has been levied on the town hall recently after it was revealed that the cost of using the municipal facility had been increased by the town hall, with opposition groups complaining about the persistent increase of indirect taxes to residents of the town. Should the plans be approved this time, the good news is that there will be plenty of space for those dying to get into the newly extended cemetery of Torrevieja.

STAR TREK PROJECT FOR PARAMOUNT THEME PARK Reports published last week on their official website suggest that Star Trek could be beaming into Spain by the end of next year. We’re not talking about a convention. And, no, the next film won’t be shooting there. Rather, Star Trek will be represented in force at Paramount Park Murcia, to be located at Alhama de Murcia on the Mediterranean coast about 270 miles southeast of Madrid. The wide-ranging project will incorporate condos and office buildings, hotels, malls, a casino, a convention center, gardens, nightlife and dining areas, an exhibition hall/auditorium and… a theme park divided into several sections. Plaza Futura will be designed to appeal to Star Trek fans. 3D renderings depict a large futuristic square that will include a Starfleet Spain recruiting center, a 3D simulator ride (which allows guests/recruits to experience adventures in outer space), and a Warp Speed Coaster that will reach exciting heights and speeds and include an underground portion (a wormhole, naturally) and several loops. See www. startrek.com for regular updates on the project.


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PROTESTERS SAY NEW WASTE PLANT SHOULD BE BUILT ON THE COAST

Organisers claimed that almost 3000 people attended the rally on Sunday to protest against the construction of a new landfill site in Albatera, situated adjacent to a populated area in an area of natural beauty. A police spokesman, however, suggested that the figure was closer to 1300. The protest was organised on the first anniversary of the founding of the group ‘Albatera – No to landfill’. Spokesman Manuel Antonio Marín said that the group wanted to celebrate the anniversary of its founding with a new protest to re-emphasise public objections to the building of the Plan Zonal Area Waste XVII (Vega Baja). He said that the Waste Consortium UTE Cespa-Ortiz had committed many breaches of the contract within the time of construction of the facility, that the project is outdated and it does not meet European environmental regulations. The platform states that the contractor must indemnify the municipalities in the region because, due to their inefficiency, municipalities have been forced to transport their waste to other locations (Xixona, Elche, Elche, Murcia, Alicante

and Villena) which has resulted in an increase in taxes for their citizens. The aim of the group is to participate in the creation of a new zoning plan for the disposal of waste in the area but they want to avoid any commitment to incineration plants which they say have become fashionable but are difficult to maintain. One idea is that each of the municipalities involved makes its own separate collection of waste which it separates with the use of a labour pool made up of the unemployed. Any items found to be recyclable can then be sold off to recycling companies. Marin believes that in this way the region can reduce rubbish by up to 80% and avoid building big holes to deposit the trash, but he admits that for this to succeed there is a need to raise awareness amongst the public. However, in the case of a waste plant becoming necessary, the platform consider that it should be built on the coast, because that is the area from where most waste is generated. In this way there would be enormous savings on transportation as the need to take the waste inland would become unnecessary.

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SAN FULGENCIO COUNCILLOR WISZNIEWSKI ANSWERS ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARRASSMENT ith reference to an article in Friday’s, Información newspaper, where an ex female member of staff has accused me of sexual harassment towards her over a period of 18 months. First, let me say that I vehemently deny these allegations. It is my understanding that prior to these allegations being put to the Guardia Civil, she spoke with the Alcalde, Carlos Ramirez and stated that she intended to report the matter to the Police, but stated that if I was persuaded to resign from office, the complaint would go away and he would avoid being involved in a Scandal. As I completely deny the allegations, I saw this as a form of Blackmail. I informed the Alcalde that I was not going to resign. I find it strange that up until June of last year, she shared a house and her life with a member of the Policia Nacional and for all that time she apparently said absolutely nothing to him. Secondly while her brother and her son worked in the same office since day one and neither of them were apparently informed and if they were, they never said anything to me. Thirdly: I find it strange that when the time came to execute the government cuts, which would have seen her brother and her son being released from their posts, this allegation should come to the fore. Fourthly: In September of last year, I had serious thoughts about stepping back from the number one position in favour of this woman, for the next election. I informed her of my plans and suggested that she

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take a more active role in local fiestas and organisations. It was about this time that she decided to organise a Dog Show on the Urbanisation. She started to organise this event, without prior consultation with me. She only mentioned this once the wheels had been put in motion. After the conclusion of this event, she took three days off as she stated that she was completely stressed out by the Dog Show. This made me rethink my prior thoughts for the next election. I informed her that I would take the Party into the next election in the Number 1 position. She seemed taken aback and annoyed by this news. Over the last few years, on numerous occasions, when she has overstepped her authority and spoke out against fellow Councillors, Council officials and Lawyers. I had to censure her on many of these occasions. I only raised my voice but never shouted at her or spoke to her with contempt. Despite these reprimands and the reminder that she was there to explain the nuances of the Spanish language to me, at that time or later, she continued to express her opinions and cause unnecessary annoyance in Council meetings. Because she had on many occasions done excellent work, I would always allow her a great deal of leeway. However, I was by this time having doubts about her abilities and seriously losing confidence in her. Returning to the allegations. She reports that she submitted her complaint to the Guardia Civil in Guardamar on the 29th of January. A few days later Samantha Hull, my asesora, was invited to make a declaration to the investigating officer, although she has neither heard nor seen any form of sexual harassment towards this woman. She was informed that I would be contacted later that day to give a declaration to the Guardia Civil. Three weeks have passed by since then and to date I have never been interviewed. I have been informed through another Police source that the papers have been sent to the courts. Should this case go ahead, I will answer fully in front of the judge, with proper legal representation and an official interpreter.

Jeffrey W Wiszniewski I am currently seeking legal advice for the purposes of raising a Denuncia against this person and any other person who attempts to defame my name or character.

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TELEVISION SWITCH OFF Finally the big and much reported TV switch off has happened which should put an end to all the headlines and rumours. At The Leader we have published the facts and from day one, we have told you that there will not be a black out in this area and neither would you need a massive dish as reported by a number of other publications. But still there are many headlines, many making false claims, so here are some facts that you might need to know: Dishes may need adjusting slightly as the new satellite is slightly off the 28.2 deg position. In most cases this will bring the channels back. A 1 mtr dish will struggle. It will still get you some English TV but not BBC and ITV in this area. However, there are reports of these working in Benidorm. A 1.,2 mtr dish will work in this area and get you most channels, however once you get slightly south ie Los Alcazares/San Javier it will start to struggle and it will not cope with bad weather. A 1.4 mtr dish will work fine in all areas as far down as Cartagena. There have been reports that these are also OK in Mazarron and is it would seem to be the best ‘value for money dish’ without being too big. A 1.9 mtr will give you extra strength but is not necessary in this region, however it would be needed further south than Mazarron. These can be double the price of a 1.4 mtr and they need a concrete base.

If you have a 1.4 mtr Dish and live in the AlicanteCartegena area you need to contact your installer and get the dish re aligned. If it is a 1.2 mtr dish

either get it re aligned or upgraded to a 1.4 mtr (depending on your area). It is important to have a good quality dish ie Famaval, a quality high gain LNB (black ultra) and a sturdy bracket (60mm on a 1.4 mtr dish). This will ensure that you don’t get ‘dish bounce’ in the wind. There are no more changes planned for the next 15 years. There is 1 more satellite to be replaced, however, but this will not affect these channels. So if you want the facts follow The Leader!!

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SCHOOLS, ROADS AND COASTAL EVENTS LEAD ORIHUELA NEWS The pace of work is steadily increasing on the site of the future secondary school on the Orihuela Costa, with a range of trucks, vans, diggers and work crews all appearing on a daily basis. Recent accusations that the building permit issued by the Orihuela council had been revoked were dismissed, as the validity of the license was confirmed by the planning department. Given that the main structural work had already been completed, it is still believed that the school may well be on schedule for completion before the next academic year.

The tender process for the award of running the beach-based Chirunguito bars expired this week, with the municipal council now tasked with awarding the contract to the most valuable bidder. The process this year was not without controversy however, as a local businessman filed a complaint challenging the process, believing it does not allow for free competition and was “tailored” to meet the needs of the current concessionaire. The councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, told The Leader that the process is fully legal and has met with approval of all the technicians and engineers involved, with the complaint surrounding the fact that the contract requirements are all based on having the correct quality and customer care accreditations to qualify the level of service required on the beach bars. The on-line survey of bus users has now come to a close, with the town hall collating the data, allowing them to see what suggestions

have been made to improve public transport around the coastal area. This costly facility is oversubscribed for the two summer months, but then hardly used to its full capacity for the rest of the year. Another service which is provided and paid for by municipal funds is the direct bus that runs from the coast and Entre Narajos to Orihuela city, a service which barely carries any passengers, and might be put to better use. The survey was initiated to see what changes to the service might encourage more users to travel on the bus network. In conjunction with the public survey, the bus operator has also been examining the timetables, in order to see if any improvements can be made to reduce the “lag” that occurs as the day continues.

senior management of the Consum supermarket chain, to discuss what role they might be able to play in improving the situation further. The plan to change the road which surrounds the Consum carpark and making the access on the road near the taxi rank one way will start soon. Similarly, the engineers will be assessing the two proposed locations of new bus stops on the N332 at La Zenia, one which will be placed near the white church on the Torrevieja bound carriageway, the other, in the Cartagena direction, near to the taxi rank. At the same time, the town hall are looking to try and dedicate some of the ground adjacent to the Cartagena stop which could become additional free parking places to increase the volume of parking in the area.

The weekly Thursday market on the Orihuela Costa will shortly move to its new home, albeit only a short distance away from its current location. Engineers will be on the site this week, mapping out the new plots for the stalls, which will move across the roundabout near the health centre to a road which is wider than its current home, thus giving more space to the facility, but the new location will also improve the environmental condition of the coast. With the current location on the edge of the cliff top, it is inevitable that some waste and rubbish falls over the edge and down the side, as well as the fact that many people simply throw rubbish from the top, but as this is one of the environmentally protected micro reserves of the Orihuela Costa, the importance of keeping the area clean is vital. The footbridge over the N-332 at La Regia was successfully installed last week, and the site is on schedule to be officially handed back to the town hall on the 7th of March. The bridge will then be formally opened a few days later, after a long awaited legacy first unanimously approved under the rule of the Partido Popular government, has finally been realised. The temporary roundabout at the access and egress to the unfinished emergency coordination centre, which is designed to improve traffic flow at the N332 La Zenia roundabout, will soon be completed, with engineers visiting to re-asses the site this week. Meanwhile, the councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, has arranged a meeting with the

Plans are now being made for events to take place on the beaches of Orihuela throughout the summer. These plans have to be made earlier than before after the coastal department require a longer period of notice for applications to consider and approve such events. The Triathlon event is set to return in the middle of May after the success of the first time it took place on the beach last year. Various sports initiatives are in the pipeline arranged through the department of sports and the municipal sports centre, which may well include that annual and very popular beach volleyball competition, but one of the most exciting events which the town hall are hoping to bring to the coast this year is a scaled down version of the annual Moors and Christians parades which take place across Spain.


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ORIHUELA COSTA DOG AGILITY PARK NOW OPEN

Last Friday saw the official inauguration of the first dog agility park to be constructed on the Orihuela Costa, with the councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, officially opening the centre at noon. Located on the south end of calle Pluton, near to calle Arco Iris on the La Florida urbanisation, the park is equipped with a sandy floor covering, hurdles, balance boards, rocks and poles, to tantalise the imagination of dogs of all sizes. Nearby is a newly refurbished children´s play park too, both surrounded by trees and plants, which the councillor hopes will become a central point for families, along with their doggy members, to meet and enjoy this community based initiative. Local professional dog behaviour expert and trainer Angela Holt was on hand during the opening on Friday, giving a demonstration of how the facilities can be used, and happily answering questions on dog training. Although this is the first facility on the Orihuela Costa, it is hopefully not the last, with a much larger facility integrated in the future plans for the development of the park at La Regia amongst one.

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POLICE OFFICERS TO FACE ACTION OVER ANIMAL ABUSE Two police officers who were involved in an incident of abuse against animals may face criminal charges after an animal welfare group has called for action following the posting of a video that shows the pigs being sprayed with gas by one of the officers as a joke. The video clearly shows a uniformed officer spraying a substance into the face of one of the pigs, the animal becoming disorientated, seemingly as a result of inhaling the substance or its contact with the animal, becoming distressed and therefore a clear case of animal abuse. The incident is said to have occurred some years ago but has been brought to light by the recent distribution of the video through the internet. The two officers are still in service, although not in the municipality where the abuse took place, one serving the island of Ibiza, the other in Mallorca. The PACMA animal rights group has vowed to take the case to court, but they are waiting to initiate action as another animal protection association is already pursuing action. The two officers could face a criminal case for an alleged crime of animal abuse, and the opening of a file by the conselleria d'Administraccions PĂşbliques of the Balearic Government.


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IMPROVEMENTS TO ERAS DE LA SAL

The mayor of Torrevieja, Eduardo Dolon, accompanied by Councillors Javier Montoro and Carmen Gómez Candel, visited the site of the improvement works being carried out in the Eras de la Sal, last week which they state will be fully completed in less than a month. The mayor paid tribute to the municipal staff carrying out the development which he described as a great example of workmanship. He said that there had been a municipal investment of 46,000 euros in the acquisition of materials with the total cost of the project put at about 150,000 euros. The initial work had been to the repair of the perimeter fence, approximately 75 mtrs in length, leading to the bottom of the Eras de la Sal. Additional tasks included at the so-called archaeological site included the installation of a geotextile blanket to prevent weed growth, the placement of artificial turf in green and blue plus the laying of white gravel bounded by wooden sleepers. Additionally the entire bottom of the Eras de la Sal had been thoroughly cleaned. Also nearing completion is the laying of the asphalt car park, an area of approximately 500 square meters, earmarked for use of vehicles. There has also been improvement work carried out in a number of the adjoining buildings.

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DARK NIGHTS FOR SOME TORREVIEJA RESIDENTS Residents of some of the most populated areas of Torrevieja have denounced the town hall for lack of action after they have been without street lights at night for six days. The area affected spans the urbanisations of Jardín del Mar 1 and 2, Aquapark and Doña Inés, an area which historically suffers water damage during rain storms and has been in the headlines for many years due to persistent failings of the town hall to recognise the plight of the residents, this latest episode adding to the frustration of the thousand or so homes affected. The area is near to large commercial zones and the main road affected is on the route where children are collected for their journey to school. The entire area has also been subject to numerous complaints over lack of police patrols and a general neglect from the municipality. In response to the complaint, the town hall report that they were not aware of the problem and would now investigate it.

TORREVIEJA MAYOR MEETS WITH WASTE WORKERS Workers involved in street cleaning and waste disposal in Torrevieja attended a meeting this week, in which the mayor of the city, Eduardo Dolón, attempted to reassure them that their jobs are safe, irrespective of the recent plans to split the service. The ten year long contract for managing waste is about to come to an end, with one possible consideration being the extension of the service, which financial experts have warned is not viable and cannot operate within budget, as the town hall has seemingly not had sufficient time to arrange for a new tender process for an alternative supplier. Although many of the workers said that they appreciated the efforts of Dolón, they were still calling for assurances that their jobs would be

safe, after initial plans would have seen the loss of some 50 jobs, around a quarter of the workforce. The workers therefore have reiterated their insistent not to split the service, and have not ruled out the possibility of calling a strike if their demands are not met.

TORREVIEJA MAKE €40,000 SAVING ON WATER BILL Torrevieja has saved 40,834 euros in the last year on its expenditure on potable water which, for over 15 years, has been supplied free of charge to a dozen public agencies and state establishments in the town, none of which have been the responsibility of the town hall. Up until the first quarter of 2013, the Ayuntamiento has always met the expenditure involved in the consumption of more than 45,800 cubic meters of water per year to state institutions and associations residing in the Torrevieja. Among them has been the Civil Guard barracks and the town’s five Secondary Schools. Water has also been provided free of charge to the Red Cross, the eco-park, the Centre for Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CRIS) and La Inmaculada nursing home The measure has also seen the removal of the free supply to at least one individual who received it following an agreement with the City for providing the use of private land. In all cases, the City Council has now turned off the tap to the free consumption of water after having been assured that the supply would continue without any difficulties. In the Civil Guard barracks, one of the largest in the country and home to dozens of families, the responsibility for payment has now been passed to the organization itself.


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TORREVIEJA SALT TO ANTIQUITY CERTIFICATES FOR POOLS & EXTENSIONS by Martinez de la Casa Architects AID US EAST COAST

The Antiquity Certificate is the document needed at the Notary to update the Title Deeds (Escritura) with any alterations introduced to the property, such as pools or extensions done with or without a license.

The Architect certifies the date of construction which serves as proof of prescription of a possible planning infraction. Subsequently, once this is done, any fine is the Architect’s responsibility. In the case of having done an extension or pool without a license, the Antiquity Certificate is very useful to guard against possible sanctions and is highly recommended to avoid putting off potential buyers due to the existence of undeclared buildings in the Title Deeds, even if done with a license. Once confirmed, Martinez de la Casa Architects will arrange an appointment to survey the pool/extension requiring only your NIE and current Title Deeds. Back in our office we check the antiquity using satellite images (pictured is an example used in the process for Antiquity Certification) along with the measurements and documentation we take during our on-site visits. The Antiquity Certificate is stamped by the Official College of Architects and delivered within 7/10days. The applicant can then either go ahead and update the Title Deeds, or wait for change of Property Titleholder/s at the Notary. The price of a Pool Antiquity Certificate is 250€+IVA and for Extensions Antiquity Certificate 353€+IVA. The only condition in Murcia&Alicante is that the building/pool to certify is over 4 years old (or 8 years in areas of special protection). Martinez de la Casa Architects has experience in over 200 Antiquity Certificates and provides all types of certificates and licenses, amongst other services. Number 1 company in EPC certificates (121€ inc IVA) in Murcia, Almeria and Alicante. Please see over 70 reviews on our services or call us on 665 810 411 if you have any queries. www.martinezdelacasa.com

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MARKETS - Cox, Elche, Formentera, San Pedro del Pinatar, Santa Pola, Sax, Torremendo. ALICANTE - Historical exhibition, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (Until 2nd March). Children's Book event, "The adventure is reading", La Lonja exhibition hall (To 28th Feb). ORIHUELA COSTA - Caricatorres, cartoon drawing, Zenia Boulevard. PILAR DE LA HORADADA - Exhibition, “Una historia hecha imagen - 1954-2014 Venerable Cofradía Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mujer Verónica de la Santa Faz”, Casa de Cultura (To 28 Feb). TORREVIEJA - Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar).

MARKETS - Albatera, Callosa de Segura, El Campello, Guardamar del Segura, La Mata, San Miguel de Salinas. ALICANTE - Historical exhibition, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (Until 2nd March). Children's Book event, "The adventure is reading", La Lonja exhibition hall (To 28th Feb). ORIHUELA COSTA - Playstation, Zenia B’vard. PILAR DE LA HORADADA - Exhibition, “Una historia hecha imagen - 1954-2014 Venerable Cofradía Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mujer Verónica de la Santa Faz”, Casa de Cultura (To 28 Feb). TORREVIEJA - Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar).

TUESDAY 25th FEBRUARY, 2014 MARKETS - Alicante, (Rastro), Benijofar, Elda, ORIHUELA, San Fulgencio. ALICANTE - Historical exhibition, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (To 2 Mar). Children's event, "Adventure is reading", La Lonja exhib hall (To 28 Feb). Conf, “Gender and Citizenship”, Auditorio de la Lonja.Tourism conf, “Religious heritage of Orihuela. Biblioteca Pública Mpal María Moliner. ORIHUELA COSTA - Mariachis, Zenia Boulevard. PILAR DE LA HORADADA - Exhibition, “Una historia hecha imagen - 1954-2014 Venerable Cofradía Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mujer Verónica de la Santa Faz”, Casa de Cultura (To 28 Feb). TORREVIEJA- Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar).

THURSDAY 27th FEBRUARY, 2014 MARKETS - Albatera, Alicante, Benidoleig, Campoamor near Cabo Roig medical centre, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes, Rojales. ALICANTE - Historical exhib, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). ELCHE - Carmina Burana, Gran Teatro Elche. GUARDAMAR - Release (superb young girl duo) - Los Rosales, Guardamar. ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (To 2 Mar). Children's Book event, "The adventure is reading", La Lonja exhib hall (To 28 Feb). Book presentation, “El elefante que quería ser hormiga”, María Moliner library. Exhib - "Emerging Designers" Javi "The Virus", Auditorio de la Lonja. ORIHUELA COSTA - Peari (saxophonist), Zenia Boulevard. PILAR DE LA HORADADA - Exhibition, “Una historia hecha imagen - 1954-2014 Venerable

It is not only the UK and Ireland that are being affected by severe weather conditions at the moment. Just days ago the third snowstorm in a week was pushing the East Coast of the United States to the brink with a total of 28 inches of snow falling on Central Park in the first 10 days of the month, making it New York's second snowiest February on record behind only February 2010.

The relentless snowfall has led to critical shortages of rock salt to melt the snow in Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey but all that is about to be eased with the departure from Torrevieja last Wednesday of the vessel "Sakura Kobe" loaded with 28,000 tons of rock salt. This is understood to be the first occasion for very nearly 20 years that a ship ladened with salt has left these waters bound for the USA. At 180 meters in length and 28 in width, the "Sakura Kobe" arrived from Alicante. When it departed from the Pier de la Sal last week, bound for the port of Baltimore, 300 miles south of New York, it was eased out of Torrevieja waters by the harbor pilot boat and a tug. According to the consignee Álvaro Rodríguez she is one of the largest vessel to use the port of Torrevieja in the last five years.

Cofradía Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mujer Verónica de la Santa Faz”, Casa de Cultura (To 28 Feb). TORREVIEJA - Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar).

FRIDAY 28th FEBRUARY, 2014 Day of Andalucía. MARKETS - Albatera, Benejuzar, Finestrat, Monstesinos, Pilar de la Horadada, TORREVIEJA ALICANTE - Historical exhib, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ archaeological museum MADRID - Fall Out Boy + The Pretty Reckless, Palacio De Vistalegre. ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (Until 2nd March). Children's Book event, "The adventure is reading", La Lonja exhibition hall (Last day). ORIHUELA COSTA - Clowns, Zenia Boulevard. PILAR DE LA HORADADA - Exhibition, “Una historia hecha imagen - 1954-2014 Venerable Cofradía Ntro. Padre Jesús Nazareno y Mujer Verónica de la Santa Faz”, Casa de Cultura. TORREVIEJA - Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar). 10:00 – School Concert, Palacio de la Música. 21:00 – Música de Cámara, piano and violin concert, Palacio de la Música.

SATURDAY 1st MARCH, 2014 Saint David's Day. Day of the Balearic Islands. World Civil Defence Day. MARKETS - Alicante, Almoradi, Catral, Elche, La Romana, Hondon de las Nieves, Santa Pola ALICANTE - Historical exhibition, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). JESAL - EXTETIC – Hair and beauty show, IFA Exhibition Centre (Until 3rd Mar). BARCELONA - Fall Out Boy + The Pretty Reckless, Sant Jordi Club.

ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (Until 2nd March). Theatre, “El diccionario”, Teatro Circo. TORREVIEJA - 20:00 – Gala benefit concert, “Cofradía de la Convocatoria”, Virgen del Carmen. 21:00 – Night carnival. Ceramic exhibition, Virgen del Carmen (Until 2nd Mar).

SUNDAY 2nd MARCH, 2014 MARKETS - Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Camp de Guardamar, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco, Almoradí street market, Lemon Tree Road, Mil Palmeras. ALICANTE - Historical exhibition, “Orihuela, arqueología y museo”, MARQ provincial archaeological museum (Until 11 May). JESAL - EXTETIC – Hair and beauty show, IFA Exhibition Centre (Until 3rd Mar). CARTAGENA - Tchaikosky – Prokotiev, Auditorio El Batel. Sala A. ORIHUELA - Sculpture exhibition, “De vuelta al estudio”, Sala Museo San Juan de Dios (Last day). Guided walking tour of the Murals of San Isidro. ROJALES - Solidarity and equality march, proceeds for AECC. TORREVIEJA - Ceramic exhib, Virgen del Carmen 19:00 -“Coral Bella Torrevieja”, Palacio Música. 20:00 – 60th Anniversary concert, “Certamen Internacional de Habaneras”, Teatro Municipal. Weekend Football 1/2 Mar La Liga: Elche v Celta Tercera: Orihuela v Pinoso. Torrevieja v Villarreal, Preferente: Horadada v Alicante, Thader v CD Benidorm, Cox v Aspe, Benidorm v Almoradi Regional One: Torrevieja CF v Jove Esp, Regional Two: Callosa v Racing Playas de Orihuela, Grupo Caliche v CD Montesinos, Thader v Benijofar, Murada v Racing San Miguel, CD Montesinos v Rafal, SCD Orihuela Costa v Almoradi


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FOUR MILLION EUROS FROM ORIHUELA COSTA LAND SALES uring the past year council owned land situated in Orihuela Costa has been sold by the Orihuela Council raising 4 million Euros which has been added to the coffers of the municipality. This figure is substantially less than originally anticipated, netting far less than a quarter of former values, but what else could be expected by selling land for construction when the economy is at the bottom of the biggest recession Spain has experienced in years! The land that has been sold had been reserved for various projects deemed important to improve the non-existent amenities of Orihuela Costa. However the present administration based in Orihuela and totally blasĂŠ about the population living on the coast, decided in their wisdom that the land was surplus to requirements and would raise much needed revenue that could be invested in new projects. Apparently, the 4 million Euros raised from the sale cannot be used to plug holes in budgets that have been mismanaged but is earmarked for developing improved infrastructure and capital projects to improve the community. So can the long neglected and deprived residents of Orihuela Costa expect that they will see some much needed council spending actually being spent for the inhabitants of the coast? If the land sold had been reserved by past administrations for building projects for the benefit of the community of Orihuela Costa then surely the money

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raised by selling off these valuable assets of Orihuela Costa should be spent on Orihuela Costa. Well, as can be expected the coast will be lucky if it even secures 40% of the money, and this amount will only be earmarked for the coast if councillors honour long agreed promises about public spending, something that history has shown is something is very unlikely. The greedy councillors from the tiny villages and the city of Orihuela who have consistently ignored the needs of coastal residents have all had their sticky little hands out fighting for their share of this windfall. The tiny village of La Aparecida with its small population of far less than 4000 people is expected to see the completion of its cultural centre which is predicted to cost another 700,000 Euros to complete, this is in addition to the high cost of building the centre! Clearly this tiny village is more significant and important than Orihuela Costa, which only has a population of 33,500 people and already contributes a hugely disproportional amount of revenue to the income of Orihuela. This tiny village is seen as more important and deserving of public spending than the entire coastal region. If a village with such a small population requires a cultural centre, even though it is less than 7.5 kilometres from the wealth of services of Orihuela city and is linked to it by public transport why isn't a cultural centre deemed essential for Orihuela Costa that is over 33 kilometres

The tiny village of La Aparecida with its small population of far less than 4,000 people is expected to see the completion of its cultural centre from the 4 million euro pot, a cost of at least another 700,000 Euros

distant with virtually no public transport links? Is this a case of the coastal residents being invisible and discriminated against? Money raised from the sale of Orihuela Costa assets should be spent on Orihuela Costa. The rate payers and businesses of Orihuela Costa

have a right to expect that they have council services equal to the inhabitants of Orihuela city that now has a population equal to the coast. Make sure you fight for equality. Register to vote and use your vote to stop this blatant discrimination of Orihuela Costa.


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All Mechanical Repairs Tel - Chris +34 634 04 83 39 All car and van servicing, All Diagnostics, Laser wheel alignment, exhausts, cambelts and welding Garage Services - Car and Vehicle repairs based in Benijofar is owned by Chris McCarthy, an experienced and time served motor mechanic with over 32 years experience. He has a fully equipped repair shop in Benijofar where, with state of the art equipment, he can carry out any car or vehicle repair, no matter how complicated it might be. Chris is fully time served so you can be assured that for all your car repairs and motoring repairs needs your car is in very capable hands. Garage Services can even come to you to carry out those smaller jobs at your home or place of work, saving you both time and money. So don't take chances with your car - trust the experts! Garage Services car and auto repairs is a top quality English speaking car mechanic company which covers Torrevieja and the Costa Blanca area. You will find our car repair and mechanic service second to none and our prices extremely competitive, also our customer service and attention to detail all that you would expect from a reputable English speaking mechanic business. So if you are in the Torrevieja Costa Blanca area and you need the services of a top notch English speaking mechanic then just contact Chris McCarthy at Garage Services car and auto repairs, car mechanic Costa

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‘Twitters from the Atlantic’ By Bar rie Mahoney Barrie Mahoney was a head teacher and school inspector in the UK, as well as a reporter in Spain, before moving to the Canary Islands to launch and edit a new English language newspaper. He enjoys life in the sun as a columnist and author, and continues to write a series of popular novels, books for expats, as well as designing mobile apps and websites to promote the Canary Islands.

Who am I to judge? These five words are perhaps the five most powerful and significant words spoken by Pope Francis since he became leader of the Catholic Church. Although I am not a Catholic, I do not automatically respect the leader of any Church or organisation, unless they have earned it through not only their words but, most importantly, their actions. However, these words spoken whilst addressing the issue of gay men and women in the Church did make me sit up and listen. Judging others is perhaps one of the easiest and most destructive things that expats indulge in. Many expats write to tell me of their damaging experiences with other expats when arriving in their new country. They arrive full of anticipation and hope for a new life in their chosen country, only to be met by cynicism and suspicion from the ‘established’ experts living in their communities. Many expats tell me of the ‘expat pecking order’ that has quickly established itself in the expat ghettos of the Costas. Instead of a warm welcome, many expats tell me that they witness a degree of hostility upon their arrival. A seemingly innocent welcome drink

with the neighbours is often followed by a barrage of questions designed to draw out the personal circumstances, fortunes and health of the aspiring expat. Of course, psychologists will tell us that this destructive inquisitiveness is a way that expats defend their existing, and often hard won, territories, image and position in the community. As with any animal grouping, these expats fiercely defend their rights against a possible intruder should they feel threatened in any way. All communities quickly develop spokesmen and leaders within their community. Often this is a good thing, but only if fulfilled with humility and tolerance. I recall one self-appointed spokesman for a newly built block of apartments that we were living in when we first moved to Spain. Each block of apartments should have a ‘Community’, which is a legal entity designed to govern and oversee the maintenance, cleanliness of the shared areas, as well as the rights of owners of the apartments. In our case, this did not happen, and a forthright and outspoken German lady stepped in to fulfil this role. During some of those dreadful days when the lift was not working, the electricity and water was disconnected and repairs were needed, this community spirited lady took on the fight with builders, the Town Hall, water and electricity companies. She bullied, argued and cajoled to do what was right for all of the residents living in the apartment. In the end, she won and we were all exceedingly grateful to her. I contrast this to another case that I have recently heard of, whereby a long term British expat woman, married to a Spanish man, maliciously gossiped about her neighbours, whom she did not like, and claimed that they were responsible for a number of local burglaries. She had no evidence, but the seed of doubt that she planted into the minds of some expats created a situation whereby she skilfully began to turn the entire street against one particular family, whom she did not approve of, and had a personal vendetta against. Quite simply, neighbours believed what she said simply because she had lived in Spain for many years and could speak the language fluently. She felt that this distinction gave her the right to be appointed as sole judge and jury. More

astute neighbours began to ask questions, but the damage had already been done, because the seed of doubt had been sown. All communities can become potentially destructive and the expat community is no different to any other. Lack of understanding of language and culture, as well as undeserved respect for those that have been in the country longer may make the newly arrived expat complacent as to what is right and what is wrong. It is important that all expats retain an open mind, determine what is right and wrong for themselves, and not be easily influenced by established expats who see themselves as top of the ‘pecking order’. ‘Who am I to judge?’ asked the Pope. For once, I agree wholeheartedly with him. If you enjoyed this article, take a look at Barrie’s websites: www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com or read his latest book, ‘Escape to the Sun’ (ISBN: 9780957544444). Available as paperback, Kindle and iBooks. iPhone/iPad and Android Apps: ExpatInfo, CanaryIsle and CanaryGay now available. © Barrie Mahoney


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Orihuela Councillor Carolina Gracia attended the Valencia District Court number 19 last week where she accused Alberto Fabra, President of the Generalitat of Valencia, of slander for remarks he made following the decision of the Orihuela Council of Elders not to accept a notion of censure late last year from the local Partido Popular group. Fabra said that in overturning the motion that the Council, formed of Carolina Gracia and Bob Houliston, had committed an act of “dishonesty and obstruction." Ms Gracia is insisting that Rabra withdraw his words otherwise she says that she will pursue her legal action.

PILAR GETS FLAG RECOGNITION Pilar de la Horadada has joined a total of 112 other municipalities in Spain by having its flag recognised by the Generalitat. The 2:3 oblong proportioned flag of red and green, split vertically half way, features the tower, almost identical in design to that of Torrevieja which was destroyed in the 1829 earthquake, in gold on a red background, along with the cross of Santiago on a green background. The flag can be seen throughout the municipality as a symbol of all things great about this small Costa Blanca town and its own growth through recent years.

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FREE VEHICLE CHECKS BY MAPFRE

MAPFRE is carrying out a road safety campaign on the 25th 26th and 27th of February where they will be offering completely free pre ITV checks. These will take place outside the Euromarket/Lidl buildings alongside the Orihuela Costa Go Karts just off the N332 between La Zenia and Punta Prima. This free check doesn’t count as an official ITV test but provides the client with a serviceability report which will show the vehicle roadworthiness together with any problems. The checks are available to any car owner regardless of their insurance company and everyone who attends will receive a free windscreen treatment to improve visibility in the rain and help protect against chips. Details of the event and the windscreen treatment are shown below: http://www.facebook.com/mapfrelazenia & http://ow.ly/tdHO5

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LORENTE LOSES APPEAL IN CORRUPTION CASE

The former mayor of Orihuela, Mónica Lorente, has lost a pre-trial appeal which she hoped would have avoided criminal charges for alleged irregularities in the award of a contract relating to building work at a plaza in the town of El Escorratel. The provincial court has rejected a plea to suspend the case, and so the trial against both Lorente, along with Antonio Rodríguez Murcia formally from the infrastructure department, will now be able to proceed. This particular case, which is not the only one being considered by the courts, was first brought to light following a complaint by the Los Verdes party in 2010. Lorente and Murcia are facing criminal proceedings for an alleged crime of forgery of public documents by a public authority or official and gross negligence. The work on maintaining the plaza at El Escorratel in July 2008 is said to have begun without the project having been approved by the municipal council, subsequently seeing the 34,380 euro contract awarded to a company prior to the legally required tender process being fulfilled. The prosecution believe that documents may have also been altered to make the award appear legitimate, and so the anti-corruption prosecutor is requesting fines of 4,500 euro, as well as the suspension of public office for ten months. Although no longer fronting the Partido Popular in Orihuela, Lorente is still a prominent political position and is still part of the newly formed PP and CLR coalition who are attempting to overthrow the government of Orihuela and return to power.


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BIGASTRO HEALTH CENTRE GETS BACK ITS NIGHT COVER

Having been closed down for over a year, the town of Bigastro will once again have emergency health cover at night, when the service resumes on the 1st of March.

Antonio Ángel Hurtado, the head of the health council and mayor of Almoradí, made the announcement this week, that despite the closure due to cuts to health budgets by the national government since taking office, “the sta-

bility of public finances” now means that the service can resume. Hurtado wanted to make it clear that the decision is not as a result of the countless public protests, nor is it as a result of opposition political groups campaigning for the needs of healthcare in the area, and the decision is not “to get medals”, but “we have had many meetings to get restore service”. Hurtado strongly criticized the PSOE led demonstrations demanding that the service be resumed, especially the criticism already levied towards the PP mayor of the town for not supporting public health needs. In fact, the PP mayor of the town, Charo Bañuls, has now come forward saying that he never agreed with the closure and has repeatedly asked for its reopening. Stability in public finances is seemingly creating a more stable situation for Spain, likely to be ever more apparent as the country creeps closer to the next elections.

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FLU EPIDEMIC SHOWS POSITIVE DECLINE Data released on Friday confirms that for the third consecutive week, recorded between the 10th and the 16th of February, there has been a decrease in the number of reported cases of influenza. The current figure is 101.45 cases per hundred thousand inhabitants, with a mixture of A(H1N1)pdm09 at 59% of all cases, and A(H3) with 41%. There has been an increase in cases in the north of Spain, where weather conditions have also been poor, with Asturias, north of Aragon and the east of Catalonia seeing more cases. So far 1,844 people have been confirmed as hospitalized with a severe case of influenza in all communities and there have been 189 deaths. Of those

who have died, 82% were over 44 and 48% were over 64, whereas 94% suffered from a chronic disease and 65% had not been vaccinated.


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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Operation Hospital Food with James Martin. New series. The chef visits Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow, Essex. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12.00 Countryside 999. New series. Paramedics search for a missing casualty in Dumfries and Galloway. (T) 12.45 Caught Red Handed. Hunting down armed robbers. (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. Searching for antiques in Anglesey. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Doctors. Emma deals with two women who ended up in a police cell. (T) 3.15 Perfection. Quiz. 4.00 Escape to the Country. Finding a rural retreat in Sussex. (T) 4.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. A menu of home-cooked.

5.30 Antiques Road Trip. New series. Philip Serrell and Charles Hanson compete. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. Including a short story as part of the BBC’s landmark World War One at Home project. (T) 8.00 The One Show. The first visit of the week to the One Show studio, where Matt Baker and Gabby Logan present topical stories and celebrity chat. 8.30 Inside Out. Stories of interest to the region; (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 EastEnders. Kat plots to keep Stacey in Walford, but then her cousin puts herself at great risk when she ventures into the Square. 9.30 Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain? — Panorama. The disappearance of a British businessman in Dubai, and whether the British authorities provided information about him to an Iranian regime accused of human rights abuses. 10.00 Silk. New series. Maxine Peake and Rupert Penry-Jones return in the legal drama. Clive celebrates becoming a silk, and the head of chambers’ son is arrested for killing a police officer. 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather. (T) 11.35 Have I Got Old News for You. Robert Lindsay hosts as Johnny Vegas and Deborah Meaden join Ian Hislop and Paul Merton. (R) (T) 12.20 BBC News: The Editors. John Simpson asks whether there could be a Third World War. Last in the series. (T) 12.50 The Graham Norton Show. With Dominic Cooper, Miriam Margolyes and Lily Allen. (R) (T) 1.35 Weatherview. (T) 1.40 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.05 The Sheriffs Are Coming. (R) (T) 8.50 Saints and Scroungers. (R) (T) 9.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) (T) 10.05 Sign Zone: Ben & James Versus the Arabian Desert. (R) (T) 11.05 Sign Zone: Great British Railway Journeys. (R) (T) 11.35 Click. (R) (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World

News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) (T) 2.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 3.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) (T) 4.30 Bergerac. (R) (T) 5.20 Are You Being Served? (R) (T) 5.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. The team unearths rarities in Ipswich(T) 7.00 Revenge of the Egghead. Jeremy Vine hosts a spin-off from the popular quiz in which five contestants try to win thousands of pounds by taking on former Egghead panellist CJ de Mooi. (T) 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Part two of two. Michael Portillo concludes his travels through Germany. (T) 8.00 Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson drives the hand-crafted Touring Superleggera Disco Volante and Richard Hammond experiences the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6x6. 9.00 University Challenge. The quarter-final matches continue as. Jeremy Paxman asks the questions. (T) 9.30 Food & Drink. Tony Singh joins Michel Roux Jr to prove that even in winter it is possible to eat well using seasonally available ingredients, preparing a feast of venison with haggis ravioli. (T) 10.00 Horizon: How You Really Make Decisions. Psychologist Daniel Kahneman explores the conflict between intuition and logic that is behind the thousands of choices that people make every day. (T) 11.00 The Culture Show: Forget the Oscars, Here Are the Kermodes. Mark Kermode presents his alternative to the Oscars. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 Dragons’ Den. 1.20 Sign Zone: Film 2014. (R) (T) 1.50 Sign Zone: Animal Odd Couples. (R) (T) 2.50 This Is BBC Two. (T) 5.00 BBC Learning Zone. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. News and entertainment. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. Entertainment and fashion news. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Jeff Brazier discusses the weekend’s Dancing on Ice shows. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. Memorable moments from the show. (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. With James Martin. (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. 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 8.00 Emmerdale. Jai is relieved when his new acquaintance Mark sends him a photo of Rachel, and Leyla insists on going with Priya to her scan. (T) 8.30 Coronation Street. Anna tells Phelan to stop flirting with her, but he has other ideas, and Kal informs Dev he has had to borrow money from his father for the gym. (T) 9.00 A Great Welsh Adventure with Griff Rhys Jones. The funnyman explores the Brecon Beacons, where he takes to the sky in a glider. 9.30 Coronation Street. Eileen tricks Marcus into admitting he slept with Todd, Kal introduces his father to Stella and Dev, and Roy refuses to

donate Hayley’s belongings to charity. (T) 10.00 DCI Banks. Part two of two. The detective races to find a mysterious tape recording that appears to link Matt Barber’s father Jack with rock band the Crystal Kiss. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 The Agenda. Tom Bradby presents the discussion show, joined by guests from the worlds of politics, news and entertainment. (T) 12.05 The Mighty Mississippi with Trevor McDonald. The broadcaster travels through Missouri and Minnesota. Last in the series. (R) (T) 1.05 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 Champions League Weekly. A look ahead to the last 16 of European football’s elite competition. (T) 4.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 5.10 ITV Nightscreen. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. (T)

Neighbours. A troubled Kate lashes out at school, Toadie and Sonya tackle their relationship problems and Callum plans to keep his new puppy against his father’s wishes. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Kyle and Tamara seek support from local businesses for the music festival and Nate receives a potentially lifechanging phone call. (R) (T) 7.30 NewsTalk Live. (T) 8.00 The Gadget Show. New series. Ortis Deley returns to the presenting team and visits the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Police Interceptors. A van thief takes a disastrous wrong turn and an officer delivers a dressing down to a driver with a taste for rude gestures; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! Documentary giving an insight into the world of debt collection 11.00 Thieves and Thugs: Caught on Camera. (R) (T) 12.00 FILM: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997). Adventure, starring Mike Myers. 2.00 SuperCasino. 5.00 House Doctor. 5.20 House Doctor. 5.45 Great Artists.6.10 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

CHANNEL 4 7.25 Countdown. (R) (T) 8.10 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.35 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 9.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.30 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. 11.00 Frasier. 11.35 Frasier. 12.05 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 12.35 The Big Bang Theory. 1.00 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.40 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.10 Four in a Bed. 3.40 Countdown. (T) 4.30 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. (T) 6.00 Coach Trip. The tourists arrive in Valencia, where they participate in a paella-making class. 6.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Homer’s mother dies, leaving him upset over never saying how much he loved her. 7.30 Hollyoaks. Robbie is determined to get revenge, and John Paul also has fire inside him when pushed to extremes. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 9.00 Secrets of Your Credit Rating — Channel 4 Dispatches. Morland Sanders goes undercover in a leading credit reference agency. (T) 9.30 Food Unwrapped. Jimmy Doherty investigates whether manuka honey has any medicinal properties. (T) 10.00 One Born Every Minute. New series. 11.00 8 Out of 10 Cats. Jimmy Carr hosts the topical comedy panel show (T) 11.50 Troy. (T) 12.50 The 27 Inch Man: A BodyShock Special. (R) (T) 1.50 Random Acts. (T) 1.55 Scandal. (R) (T) 2.45 Hostages. (R) (T) 3.35 Boss. (T) 4.40 Supernanny US. (R) (T) 5.25 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 6.20 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. 6.30 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T)

Monday, Monday, 24th February, February, 2014 08:00 Breakfast with Mark Nolan 11:00 The Monday Edition 14:00 Coffee Hour with Steve Hambley. 15:00 The Gary Jackson Show, 17:00 The PBT Show 19:00 Comedy - Thirty Minutes Worth. Harry Worth 20:00 Drama - Sherlock Holmes: The peculiar persecution of Mr John Vincent Harden 21:00 The Chillout Zone 22:00 A Book at Bedtime - Short story by Anton Chekov 23:00 Classical Nights 00:01 Exite Overnight

Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.35 The WotWots. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olly the Little White Van. (R) (T) 7.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.00 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) 8.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 9.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Ultimate Emergency Bikers. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.15 Chinese Food in Minutes. (R) (T) 4.20 FILM: McBride: Fallen Idol (2006). Mystery, starring John Larroquette. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30

Monday, 24th February, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Grammy Award winning musician Robert Palmer is with Simon. 18.05 Speekee TV - Fun Spanish lessons for youngsters 18.15 Out & About in Torrevieja – The old railway, looking at its history and around the museum situated in the old station. 18.30 Buying A Car – Help with purchasing a car in Spain. 19.00 Let's Talk (series) Our guests this week are magician Graham Mykal and producer Robbie Gallagher. 19.30 Viva Vino – Wine expert & tour guide Colin Harkness 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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5.30 Antiques Road Trip. Phillip Serrell and Charles Hanson continue their trip. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show in which contestants try to score the fewest points possible by giving the least obvious correct answers to questions. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. Including a short story as part of the BBC’s landmark World War One at Home project. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Live chat and topical reports, presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. (T) 8.30 EastEnders. Kat and Stacey prepare to make a dangerous deal, Shirley gets her hopes up when Tina invites a special guest for dinner, and Carol asks Tamwar to write Alice a letter; (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 Holby City. Jonny struggles on his first day as clinical nursing manager, Zosia is forced to take part in a difficult kidney transplant and Harry plans a holiday — but Raf stands in his way. (T) 10.00 Death in Paradise. The owner of a private island is shot dead at a family gathering, and when the Caribbean cops investigate, they end up stranded with suspects — one of whom must be the killer. (T) 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 11.35 Traffic Cops. A teenager is injured in a hit-andrun, a woman is lucky to be alive when she overturns her car while checking her mobile and

12.35 Who Do You Think You Are? USA. Actor Chris O’Donnell traces his late father’s ancestry. Last in the series. (T) 1.20 Weatherview. (T) 1.25 BBC News. The latest national and international stories. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.05 Countryside 999. (R) (T) 8.50 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) (T) 10.05 Sign Zone: Great British Garden Revival. (R) (T) 11.05 Sign Zone: Great British Railway Journeys. (R) (T) 11.35 HARDtalk. (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) (T) 2.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 3.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) (T) 4.30 Bergerac. (R) (T) 5.20 Are You Being Served? (R) (T) 5.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. Michael Aspel presents the show from Dartington Hall in Devon, featuring a set of royal cufflinks and a letter from Lord Nelson. (T) 7.00 Revenge of the Egghead. Jeremy Vine hosts a spin-off from the popular quiz in which five contestants try to win thousands of pounds by taking on former Egghead panellist CJ de Mooi. (T) 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Part one of two. Michael Portillo explores Scandinavia, braving one of the world’s oldest rollercoasters in Copenhagen and crossing the bridge linking Denmark to Sweden. (T) 8.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. New series. The return of the documentary following the work of council planning officers. A proposal to build 1,500 houses puts a couple at risk of losing their business and home. Continues tomorrow. (T) 9.00 The Great British Sewing Bee. The nine remaining contestants are tested on their ability to match and combine patterned fabrics, making a pleated skirt, a garment out of two shirts and a pair of pyjamas. (T) 10.00 The Necessary War. Historian Max Hastings outlines his belief that Britain was right to enter the First World War and oppose Germany’s aims, arguing that the conflict was neither avoidable nor futile. The Pity of War is on Friday at 9pm. (T) 11.00 QI. Noel Fielding, Ross Noble and Colin Lane join regular panellist Alan Davies as host Stephen Fry asks a range of unusual questions on the topic of kit and kaboodle. (R) (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 Horizon: How You Really Make Decisions. (R) (T) 1.20 The Super League Show. (T) 2.05 Sign Zone: Britain’s Great War. (R) (T) 3.05 This Is BBC Two. (T) 5.00 BBC Learning Zone. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. With Hayley Tamaddon. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. With Steve Jones. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. With Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. Topical debate from a female perspective. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV

News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. Memorable moments from the show. (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. With the cast of Fame — The Musical performing live. (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. Charity sets out to seduce Jai for information about Rachel, Leyla arranges a counselling session for Priya, and Brenda prepares for her court case. (T) 8.30 Live UEFA Champions League. Olympiakos v Manchester United (Kick-off 7.45pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the last-16 first-leg tie at the Karaiskakis Stadium between the Greek and English champions. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time. Olympiakos v Manchester United and Zenit St Petersburg v Borussia Dortmund. Action from the last-16 first-leg encounters at the Karaiskakis Stadium and the Petrovsky Stadium. (T) 12.35 Nicola Adams: Sports Life Stories. A profile of the Olympic boxing champion. (T) 1.30 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 Loose Women. Topical debate from a female perspective. (R) 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (R) (T)

Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. (R) (T) 8.20 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 9.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Trauma Doctors. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.15 The Shell Seekers. (R) (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Brad discovers Toadie has agreed to represent Mason over the incident with Josh and accuses the lawyer of taking sides. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Brax’s brothers attempt to find out why he is behaving so strangely, Irene tries to persuade Nate to stay in the Bay and John reluctantly helps out with the music festival. (R) (T) 7.30 NewsTalk Live. (T) 8.00 The Dog Rescuers. A Bristol animal welfare officer visits the owners of an obese Staffordshire bull terrier, while a Grimsby inspector finds two puppies locked in a dirty bathroom. (R) (T) 8.30 Police 5. Crime prevention advice and appeals for information on the nation’s most wanted criminals. Presented by Joe Crowley and Kate McIntyre, with Shaw Taylor; (T) 8.30 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Benidorm ER. A retired postmistress undergoes a life-saving operation, a woman seeks relief from kidney pain and an expat spends her birthday in the ER after coming a cropper on a wakeboard; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 The Mentalist. Jane is living on a tropical island as he remains a fugitive from justice two years on from the death of Red John, but an FBI agent arrives with a tempting offer. (T) 11.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Stabler and Benson investigate when a teenage girl is killed in a hit-and-run incident. Warner discovers the victim was being starved and had recently given birth. (T) 12.00 Body of Proof. (R) (T) 12.55 CSI: Miami. (R) (T) 1.55 SuperCasino. 4.10 Henry VIII & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. (R) (T) 5.00 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.20 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.45 Great Artists. (R) (T) 6.10 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

CHANNEL 4 7.20 Countdown. (R) (T) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (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 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.10 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.40 Countdown. (T) 4.30 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. (T) 6.00 Coach Trip. The tourists visit Benidorm, where Brendan takes the group circus training before they spend the afternoon jet skiing. (T) 6.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. John Barrowman hosts the sports challenge for dogs and their owners, with competitors including Patterdale terrier Stan, Rottweiler/Alsatian KC and Labrador Siri. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Lisa becomes Krusty’s new assistant, but soon outshines him and earns her own TV show. Meanwhile, Homer and Bart bond over their new hobby — coin collecting. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Diane threatens to report Lindsey after she and Freddie are forced to rush baby Katy back into hospital, and Dennis suspects his new friend Blessing might be a thief. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 9.00 Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds. New series. Kirstie Allsopp helps buyers find a home that provides them with the peace and quiet of a rural idyll and convenient access to the city for work. She begins in Belfast. (T) 10.00 The Taste. Chef Fergus Henderson challenges the six remaining cooks to prepare food using the finest cuts of meat as well as less popular parts of an animal, including bone marrow and tripe. (T) 11.00 Strippers. New series. Documentary filmed at strip clubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen, revealing how exotic dancers handle the stigma attached to their profession. (T) 12.05 8 Out of 10 Cats. (R) (T) 12.50 Random Acts. (T) 12.55 Poker. (T) 1.55 KOTV Boxing Weekly. (T) 2.20 Trans World Sport. (R) (T) 3.20 Beach Volleyball. (T) 4.15 Freesports on 4. (R) (T) 4.40 Arenacross. (R) (T) 5.10 Terror in the Skies. (R) (T) 6.05 SuperScrimpers. (R) (T) 6.25 Secret Removers. (R) (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.35 The WotWots. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olly the Little White Van. (R) (T) 7.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.00 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.10

Tuesday, 25th February, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – The late Henry Cooper. 18.05 Let’s Talk Special – Michael Redfern who is probably best remembered for his OXO ad role. 18.30 Host Your Own(series) The Costa Blanca's very own home grown cookery show. 6 contestants try to impress 3 judges with their cooking and hosting. 19.00 Real England (series) – Wiltshire a spiritual county with the ancient Stonehenge and Avebury stone circles. 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Tuesday, uesday, 25th February, February, 2014 08:00 Breakfast with Mark Nolan. 11:00 The Tuesday Edition 14:00 Solid Gold Sixties with Geoff Dorsett. 15:00 Dark Side of the Moon with Gary Jackson. 17:00 The PBT Show. 19:00 Comedy - Men from the Ministry. Starring Deryck Guyler and Wilfred Hyde-White 20:00 Drama - Mr Jones goes driving by Shelley Silas 21:00 The Chillout Zone 22:00 A Book at Bedtime - Short story by Anton Chekov 23:00 Classical Nights 00:01 Exite Overnight


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26th febrUARY 7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Operation Hospital Food with James Martin. The chef’s plans begin to take shape. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Lincolnshire, Kent and Shropshire. (R) (T) 12.00 Countryside 999. A paraglider is knocked unconscious. (T) 12.45 Caught Red Handed. A sharp-eyed salesman rounds up some sofa rustlers. (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. From Leominster in Herefordshire. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Doctors. Heston clashes with Rob. (T) 3.15 Perfection. General knowledge quiz, hosted by Nick Knowles. (R) (T) 4.00 Escape to the Country. A couple seek a country home in Suffolk. (R) (T) 4.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. Three meals using a single ham hock. (T)

5.30 Antiques Road Trip. Travelling from Bermondsey to Greenwich. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. Including a short story as part of the BBC’s landmark World War One at Home project. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the live magazine show featuring topical reports from around the UK and big-name studio guests; (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 Waterloo Road. Dynasty has a job interview with the police but her family’s criminal background jeopardises her prospects. Christine visits Darren’s mum about images on his phone. 10.00 Outnumbered. Sue and Pete worry about their children’s whereabouts, unaware Ben is meeting lots of interesting strangers, Karen is talking to her headmistress as Jake battles to get home. 10.30 Mrs Brown’s Boys. Agnes fears her family is planning to send her to a nursing home, when in fact it is Spartacus the dog who is set to be sent away. Comedy, starring Brendan O’Carroll. (R) 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 11.35 A Question of Sport. With Olympic silver medal-winning swimmer Michael Jamieson, England cricketer James Anderson, former world snooker champion Dennis Taylor and former athlete Katharine Merry. (T) 12.05 Film 2014. Review of Non-Stop, an Oscars preview and a Wes Anderson interview. (T) 12.35 Blandings. Clarence and Connie’s terrifying sister Charlotte arrives — and threatens to stay for good. (R) (T) 1.05 Weatherview. (T) 1.10 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.00 Countryside 999. (R) (T) 8.45 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.15 Sign Zone:

Helicopter Heroes. (R) (T) 10.00 Sign Zone: Nature’s Weirdest Events. (R) (T) 11.00 Sign Zone: An Island Parish. (R) (T) 11.30 Sign Zone: See Hear. (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) (T) 2.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 3.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) (T) 4.30 Bergerac. (R) (T) 5.20 Are You Being Served? (R) (T) 5.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. The team returns to Dartington Hall in Devon, where finds include a collection of letters and artwork by Quentin Crisp, and a valuable toy rabbit. (R) (T) 7.00 Revenge of the Egghead. Jeremy Vine hosts a spin-off from the popular quiz in which five contestants try to win thousands of pounds by taking on former Egghead panellist CJ de Mooi. (T) 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo concludes his journey around Scandinavia, testdriving a vintage Volvo in the Swedish city of Gothenburg before ending in the Norwegian capital Oslo. (T) 8.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. Residents protest against a housing development on a greenfield site in Cheshire. Continues tomorrow. (T) 9.00 The Restaurant Man. Russell Norman offers advice to a Coventry mother-of-ten opening an Asian fusion restaurant. (T) 10.00 Line of Duty. Denton tells Fleming she had a relationship with a high-ranking officer who may have reason to want her framed. (T) 11.00 Inside No 9. A charity arranges for a renowned singer to brighten up a nine-year-old girl’s birthday party. Starring Steve Pemberton and Sophie Thompson. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 The Necessary War. (R) (T) 1.20 Sign Zone: See Hear. (R) (T) 1.50 Sign Zone: Children’s Emergency Rescue. (R) (T) 2.50 This Is BBC Two. (T) 5.00 BBC Learning Zone. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. News and entertainment. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. With actor Alan Davies. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. With consumer advice from Alice Beer. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. With guest Fay Ripley. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. Highlights from the show. (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. Simon Mayo looks ahead to the Oscars. (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. Charity and Declan try to track down Rachel before Jai does, determined to silence her whatever the cost. Leyla is relieved when Priya concedes she must tackle her eating disorder. (T) 8.30 Coronation Street. Gary confronts Phelan after Izzy discloses details of his behaviour towards Anna, Kal’s father reveals he is hiring his own builder, and Todd tells Marcus he is living a lie. 9.00 Midsomer Murders. When a dairy worker is

crushed to death by a giant round of cheese at the home of the world-famous Midsomer Blue, Barnaby and Jones are soon on the case. (R) 11.00 ITV News and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 The Jonathan Ross Show. Chatting to comedian Jack Whitehall, actor-presenter Bradley Walsh, Sochi 2014 medallists Lizzy Yarnold and Jenny Jones and pop group McBusted. 12.35 Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands. A Kavos club promoter talks about her job. (R) (T) 1.05 Jackpot247. 4.00 FILM: Columbo: Lovely but Lethal (1973). Detective drama, starring Peter Falk (T) 5.15 ITV Nightscreen. . 6.05 Jeremy Kyle Show. CHANNEL 4 7.20 Countdown. (R) (T) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (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 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.10 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.40 Countdown. (T) 4.30 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. (T) 6.00 Coach Trip. A tense group arrives in Alicante, so Brendan calms proceedings with a yoga class before a synchronised swimming lesson provides an eyeful. (T) 6.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. (T) 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 7.30 Hollyoaks. John Paul reaches a new low, Sandy worries about Jason’s fate as his trial approaches, and Dodger urges Sienna to speak up about her long-lost daughter ahead of her assessment. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 9.00 The Restoration Man. George Clarke catches up with Dave and Margaret Hedley, who battled through flooding and serious illness to restore an abandoned water mill in Northumberland. 10.00 24 Hours in A&E. The team treats a 78year-old man who suffered a cardiac arrest at the gym, and a 23year-old paramedic is sent for an emergency CT scan. Last in the series. (T) 11.00 First Dates. Dating show in which singletons meet up with possible partners at a restaurant, having selected them based solely on an internet photograph. (T) 12.00 Bodyshockers: My Big Boob Hell. (R) (T) 1.00 Random Acts. (T) 1.05 FILM: Beginners (2010). Premiere. Comedy drama, with Ewan McGregor. (T) 2.50 FILM: The Well (1951). Drama, with Richard Rober. (T) (bw) 4.25 Supernanny US. (R) (T) 5.05 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 6.00 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R) (T) 6.25 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.35 The WotWots. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olly the Little White Van. (R) (T) 7.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.00 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) 8.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.10 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.30 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 9.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright

Stuff. 12.10 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 The Gadget Show. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.15 The Shell Seekers. (R) (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Terese finds she cannot continue working with Mason and offers him a promotion if he is prepared to transfer to Darwin. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Ricky is rushed to hospital after suffering complications, and John lets Jett attend the festival under his supervision. (R) (T) 7.30 NewsTalk Live. (T) 8.00 Trauma Doctors. A pedestrian is struck by a car and loses his memory, and a team attends the scene of a crash involving several vehicles and finds one driver is unconscious. Last in the series; (R) (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 The Thriller Killers: Born to Kill? New series. Psychological profiles of serial-killing duo Wesley Shermantine and Loren Herzog, who terrorised a rural Californian community for 15 years; 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 NCIS. The team is called in to investigate when three dehydrated survivors from a helicopter crash are discovered. 11.00 Suspects. Jack and Charlie’s hunt for a serial rapist becomes complicated. (T) 12.00 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 12.55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. 1.50 SuperCasino. 4.10 My Face Is Eating Me Alive: Extraordinary People. 5.00 House Doctor. 5.45 Great Artists. (R) (T) 6.10 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

Wednesday, 26th February, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Robert Vaughn best known for his role as Napoleon Solo from 60’s hit series The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and is still acting today. 18.05 Dramatic Licence presents - Entertaining Angels. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

W ednesday, ednesday, 26th February, February, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 The Wednesday Edition 14:00 Supersonic 70’s with Geoff Dorsett, 15:00 My Generation with Gary Jackson Show, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy: Brothers in Law starring Richard Briars 20:00 Drama: Recce by Don Haworth 21:00 The Chillout Zone. 22:00 A Book at Bedtime - Short story by Anton Chekov 23:00 Classical Nights.

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7.00 Breakfast. Headlines and business news. (T) 10.15 Operation Hospital Food with James Martin. The chef visits an NHS food production plant. (T) 11.00 Homes Under the Hammer. Properties in Central London, Stoke-on-Trent and Hampshire. (T) 12.00 Countryside 999. Two competitors have accidents at a Scottish mountain bike event. (T) 12.45 Caught Red Handed. A man makes a mistake with his fake injury claim. (T) 1.15 Bargain Hunt. From Farnham, Surrey. (R) (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.30 Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.45 Doctors. Emma considers helping a nun. (T) 3.15 Perfection. General knowledge quiz, hosted by Nick Knowles. (R) (T) 4.00 Escape to the Country. Searching for a home in North Yorkshire. (T) 4.45 James Martin: Home Comforts. A selection of meals for one. (T)

5.30 Antiques Road Trip. Travelling from Cambridge to Glemsford, Suffolk. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. Including a short story as part of the BBC’s landmark World War One at Home project. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Matt Baker and Alex Jones present the live magazine, featuring celebrity chat and stories of interest. (T) 8.30 EastEnders. Alfie is put in a difficult position when someone overhears a phone call. Shirley tries to intervene in Tina’s love life and Cindy rebels after finding herself in trouble with Ian; (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 Pound Shop Wars. Poundworld CEO Chris Edwards tries to attract the middle classes to his stores, launches an online shop and deploys his mascot at the opening of a new Tesco. Last in the series. (T) 9.30 Inspector George Gently. Bacchus and Gently investigate the suspicious death of a miner, and conflicting reports emerge about the union man’s character. Martin Shaw and Lee Ingleby 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather. (T) 11.35 Question Time. David Dimbleby chairs the political debate from Newport in Gwent. (T) 12.35 This Week. The past seven days in politics. (T) 1.20 Skiing Weatherview. (T) 1.25 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.05 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.05 Countryside 999. (R) (T) 8.50 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.20 Sign Zone: Helicopter Heroes. (R) (T) 10.05 Sign Zone: Italy Unpacked. (R) (T) 11.05 Sign Zone: An Island Parish. (R) (T) 11.35 HARDtalk. (R) (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) (T) 2.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 3.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) (T) 4.30 Bergerac. (R) (T) 5.20 Are You Being Served? (R) (T) 5.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage

Antiques Roadshow. Michael Aspel and the team visit Lichfield Cathedral, where objects include a statue thought to be from Tutankhamun’s burial chamber and a set of Punch and Judy puppets. (R) (T) 7.00 Revenge of the Egghead. Jeremy Vine hosts a spin-off from the popular quiz in which five contestants try to win thousands of pounds by taking on former Egghead panellist CJ de Mooi. (T) 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Part one of two. Michael Portillo sets out on a journey through Bohemia and Bavaria, beginning by exploring the art nouveau architecture of Czech Republic capital Prague. (T) 8.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. Rod and Terry Clifford hope their love of naturism will put off potential buyers of a neighbouring property, and pensioners Jan and Pete Newsome take on a housing association. Continues tomorrow. (T) 9.00 The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure. Dave Myers and Si King conclude their culinary journey around Thailand, meeting a coconutpicking monkey, going sea-fishing during a monsoon and cooking a curry for a hill tribe. (T) 10.00 Jumbo: The Plane That Changed the World. The origins and development of the Boeing 747, the wide-bodied commercial airliner that revolutionised air travel after coming into service in 1970. (T) 11.00 Mock the Week Looks Back at Education. A selection of highlights from the show’s archives on the theme of education, with contributions by Frankie Boyle, Russell Howard, Greg Davies, Micky Flanagan and David Mitchell. (R) (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.20 The Restaurant Man. (R) (T) 1.20 Sign Zone: Kidnapped: Betrayed by Britain? — Panorama. (R) (T) 1.50 Sign Zone: The Coffee Trail with Simon Reeve. (R) (T) 2.50 This Is BBC Two. (T) 5.00 BBC Learning Zone. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. With actress Miranda Hart. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. Entertainment and fashion news. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Agony aunt Denise Robertson helps viewers in need. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. With singer Rebecca Ferguson. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. A compilation edition. Tim Hogarth tries to buy a bronze pheasant. (T) 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. With regular contributors Myleene Klass and Richard Ward. (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. 7.00 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 7.15 ITV News and Weather. (T) 7.45 Emmerdale. Hour-long episode. Mark demands another £10,000 from Jai, while Charity and Declan discuss their plan of action. Leyla reluctantly tells Alicia about Priya’s eating disorder. 8.45 Live UEFA Europa League Football. Tottenham Hotspur v Dnipro (Kick-off 8.05pm). Coverage of the last-32 second-leg encounter at White Hart Lane, where the sides battle it out for a place in the next round. Subsequent programmes may be subject to change. (T)

11.10 ITV News and Weather. (T) 11.40 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.45 Edge of Heaven. Comedy drama set in a 1980s-themed B&B. Sofa salesman Alfie finds his life in turmoil after his fiancee Carly leaves him at the altar. Starring Blake Harrison. (R) (T) 12.45 The Cube. Game show, hosted by Phillip Schofield. (R) (T) 1.40 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. CHANNEL 4 7.20 Countdown. (R) (T) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (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 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.10 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.40 Countdown. (T) 4.30 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. (T) 6.00 Coach Trip. The tourists are joined by another couple when they arrive in the Spanish city of Almeria. (T) 6.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. A beagle-Jack Russell cross, a German shepherd and a Rottweiler compete along with their owners. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Springfield is named the world’s fattest town, prompting Marge to take action against a local sugar company. 7.30 Hollyoaks. Patrick orders Maxine to change her statement during Jason’s trial, and a touching moment for Darren and Nancy descends into an argument when the question of Leela is raised. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 9.00 Supersize vs Superskinny. In the feeding clinic, 22st sugary cereal lover Joseph swaps meals with breakfast-skipping runner Rebecca. (T) 10.00 The Storms That Stole Christmas. The stories of those who bore the brunt of the bad weather over Christmas 2013 and the surrounding period. (T) 11.00 The Repo Man. Part one of two. Documentary following the life and work of bailiff Sean James. (R) (T) 12.05 24 Hours in A&E. (R) (T) 1.10 One Born Every Minute. (R) (T) 2.05 Random Acts. (T) 2.10 First Dates. (R) (T) 3.05 Scandimania. (R) (T) 4.00 Food Unwrapped. (R) (T) 4.30 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 5.30 Secrets of Your Credit Rating — Channel 4 Dispatches. (R) (T) 6.00 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 6.55 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard. (R) (T)

Josie. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Ms Montgomery breaks into Bianca’s flat and plants a bomb in her laptop bag, while Ricky is kept in hospital as fears about the health of her unborn child grow. (R) (T) 7.30 NewsTalk Live. (T) 8.00 Royal Funerals: The Inside Story. Documentary exploring the intricate symbolism and superstitions surrounding royal funerals (T) 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Henry VIII & Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History. Part two of two. Suzannah Lipscomb examines Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn’s marriage, which ended with the queen’s execution after she was tried for treason, infidelity and incest; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 The Hotel Inspector. Alex Polizzi visits Llandudno, north Wales, to help the owner of the struggling Alexandra Hotel, which has a failing restaurant, a bad reputation and negative reviews. Postponed from Thursday, February 20. (T) 11.00 Brain Hospital: Saving Lives. Bradley Ball decides whether to undergo deep-brain stimulation to control a violent tremor and Jess Johnson prepares to have an operation on a tumour. 12.00 The Incredible Hulk Woman: Extraordinary People. 12.55 Access. 1.00 SuperCasino. 4.05 Big, Bigger, Biggest: World’s Fastest Train. 5.00 House Doctor. 5.20 House Doctor. 5.45 Great Artists. 6.10 Wildlife SOS.

Thursday 27th February, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Robson Green, singer, TV presenter and actor (his middle name is Golightly!) 18.05 Costa Blanca Life – (series) – Sometimes we forget just what a huge variety of events, people and places we have here on the Costa. 19.00 TVM (series) – Sit back and enjoy another hour of fantastic world music presented to you by Peter Taylor. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.35 The WotWots. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olly the Little White Van. (R) (T) 7.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.00 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) 8.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 9.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Ben Fogle: New Lives in the Wild. (R) (T) 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.15 FILM: Hunger Point (2003). Drama, starring Barbara Hershey and Christina Hendricks. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Josh goes to see Karl and learns his shoulder is unlikely to fully recover, Georgia decides to move back to Birregurra and Callum plans a grand romantic gesture to impress

Thursday, Thursday, 27th February, February, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 The Thursday Edition 14:00 Kick up the 80’s with Geoff Dorsett. 15:00 Nowt but the 90’s with Mike Brown. 17:00 The PBT Show. 19:00 Comedy: The Navy Lark with Leslie Phillips 20:00 Drama: Forest Tales by Colin Haydn Evans 21:00 The Chillout Zone, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime - Short story by Anton Chekov 23:00 Classical Nights. 00:01 Exite Overnight.


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5.30 Antiques Road Trip. The final auction takes place at Cirencester in Gloucestershire. (T) 6.15 Pointless. Quiz show. Presented by Alexander Armstrong. (T) 7.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Regional News Programmes; Weather. Including a short story as part of the BBC’s landmark World War One at Home project. (T) 8.00 The One Show. Chris Evans and Alex Jones round off the week with celebrity guests and stories of interest to the UK. (T) 8.30 A Question of Sport. With Michael Jamieson, James Anderson, Dennis Taylor and Katharine Merry; (R) (T) BBC News; Regional News. (T) 9.00 EastEnders. Tina and Sonia accompany Cindy to the hospital, where the two women strike up an unlikely friendship. Alfie and Kat are fearful when they think their secret is out. (T) 9.30 Room 101. Gyles Brandreth, Adam Hills and Melanie C compete to have their pet hates banished for ever, hosted by Frank Skinner. (T) 10.00 Jonathan Creek. Alan Davies returns as the master illusionist, now happily married, who comes out of retirement to investigate a seemingly impossible attack on a West End actress. 11.00 BBC News. (T) 11.25 Regional News; Weather; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 11.35 The Graham Norton Show. Graham chats to entertainment duo Ant and Dec, Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul and Jamie Dornan, who has

12.25 Pound Shop Wars. Poundworld CEO Chris Edwards launches an online shop. Last in the series. (R) (T) 12.55 EastEnders. Omnibus. (T) 2.50 Weatherview. (T) 2.55 BBC News. The latest national and international stories. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.10 Homes Under the Hammer. (R) (T) 8.10 Countryside 999. (R) (T) 8.55 Caught Red Handed. (R) (T) 9.25 Sign Zone: Paul Hollywood’s Pies & Puds. (R) (T) 10.10 Sign Zone: The Great Interior Design Challenge. (R) (T) 11.10 The Travel Show. (T) 11.35 The Travel Show. (T) 12.00 BBC News. (T) 12.30 BBC World News. (T) 1.00 Daily Politics. (T) 2.00 Instant Restaurant. (R) (T) 2.45 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 3.45 Cagney & Lacey. (R) (T) 4.30 Bergerac. (R) (T) 5.20 Are You Being Served? (R) (T) 5.50 ’Allo ’Allo! (R) (T) 6.15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow. The team examines the public’s treasures brought to Lampeter in Ceredigion. Objects under scrutiny include a bust of Dylan Thomas and a plate worth £10,000. (R) (T) 7.00 Revenge of the Egghead. Jeremy Vine hosts a spin-off from the popular quiz in which five contestants try to win thousands of pounds by taking on former Egghead panellist CJ de Mooi. (T) 7.30 Great Continental Railway Journeys. Michael Portillo concludes his journey through Bohemia and Bavaria, learning about the pioneer who laid the foundations for Munich’s pre-eminence in science and technology. (T) 8.00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. A businessman fights a pastor’s proposal for a new church and community centre in Rhyl, north Wales, while plans to build 78 log cabins in Cheshire’s Delamere Forest cause uproar. Series continues on Tuesday. (T) 9.00 Mastermind. Five contestants compete in the first semi-final, answering questions on Factory Records, the novels of Carol Shields, Homer’s Odyssey, Roald Amundsen and Michael Jordan. (T) 9.30 Coming Home: John Humphrys. Broadcaster John Humphrys and his brother Graham return to their home town of Cardiff in search of their Welsh ancestry, uncovering a story of shipwrecks and orphanages. (T) 10.00 The Pity of War. Historian Niall Ferguson outlines his belief that Britain’s decision to enter the First World War was a tragic mistake and led to totalitarianism and genocide around the world. (T) 11.30 Newsnight; (T) Weather. (T) 12.05 FILM: One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). Drama, starring Jack Nicholson. (T) 2.15 Sign Zone: Question Time. (R) (T) 3.15 Sign Zone: Hidden Kingdoms. (R) (T) 4.15 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 Daybreak. Singer Gabrielle chats about her career in music. (T) 9.30 Lorraine. With Dancing on Ice judge Ashley Roberts. (T) 10.25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (T) 11.30 This Morning. Martine McCutcheon looks forward to the

weekend’s TV. (T) 1.30 Loose Women. With guest Jerry Springer. (T) 2.30 ITV News and Weather. (T) 2.55 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 3.00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 4.00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show. 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 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. Declan warns Jai about using Megan to get to him, and Gemma’s argument over Sean has unexpected consequences. 8.30 Coronation Street. Gary takes Owen to the building site to find Phelan has disappeared, and Jake is rushed to hospital with suspected meningitis. (T) 9.00 Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages. Second-year Aimee deals with an emergency admission, newcomer Alistair struggles with the basics and mature student Dany receives a crash course in modern-day nursing. (T) 9.30 Coronation Street. Owen and Gary desperately try to contact Phelan, but there is no reply from his phone and his house is sitting in darkness. Eileen is upset to find Liz and Tony drinking together. (T) 10.00 Edge of Heaven. Carly returns to Margate with a new partner in tow, so Alfie hooks up with a former schoolmate, determined to show his ex he has moved on. Comedy drama, starring Blake Harrison. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. (T) 11.30 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 11.35 The Americans. In the aftermath of Amador’s murder, Gregory finds himself with limited options, and as the FBI closes in, he makes a decision that leaves Elizabeth distressed. (R) 12.35 The Chase. Quiz show, hosted by Bradley Walsh. (R) (T) 1.30 Jackpot247. 4.00 FILM: Hearts in Atlantis (2001). Drama, starring Anthony Hopkins. 5.40 ITV Nightscreen. CHANNEL 4 7.20 Countdown. (R) (T) 8.05 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.30 Will & Grace. (R) (T) 8.55 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 9.25 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.00 Everybody Loves Raymond. (R) (T) 10.30 Frasier. (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 Channel 4 News Midday Summary. (T) 1.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 1.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.05 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 2.35 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.10 Four in a Bed. (R) (T) 3.40 Countdown. (T) 4.30 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.30 Come Dine with Me. (T) 6.00 Coach Trip. The group pulls into Sierra Nevada in the Andalucia region of Spain. Brendan Sheerin spends the morning trying to talk round a disgruntled tourist who is hiding away in a room. (T) 6.30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts. John Barrowman hosts the first semi-final of the contest. The overall winner will be crowned at the Crufts dog exhibition at the NEC in Birmingham in the second week of March. (T) 7.00 The Simpsons. Homer has his jaw wired shut and discovers the benefits of listening — but Marge finds it hard to come to terms with his uncharacteristic silence. (R) (T) 7.30 Hollyoaks. Nancy fails to control her temper when an old foe returns to the village, and Maxine deals with the consequences of her actions at Jason’s trial. (T) 8.00 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.55 Paralympic Winter Games — The Countdown. New series. Profiles of some of the athletes competing at the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Russia. (T) 9.00 Grand Designs. Kevin McCloud follows a London couple’s project to transform an inefficient and uninspiring 1950s house into a sleek, modernist masterpiece. (R) (T) 10.00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. Jimmy Carr hosts the comedy panel show’s version of the famous quiz, with team captains Sean Lock and Jon Richardson (T) 11.00 The Last Leg. Adam Hills, Josh Widdicombe and Alex Brooker are joined by celebrity guests for a comic review of the past seven days 11.50 Jimmy Carr: Making People Laugh. (R) (T) 12.55 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. (T) 1.20 FILM: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of

Kazakhstan (2006). Spoof documentary, with Sacha Baron Cohen. (T) 2.45 Random Acts. (T) 2.50 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 3.10 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 3.35 Paralympic Winter Games — The Countdown. (R) (T) 3.40 Happy Endings. (T) 4.00 Happy Endings. (T) 4.25 Franklin & Bash. (T) 5.05 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 6.00 SuperScrimpers. (T) 6.15 Deal or No Deal. Channel 5 7.00 Milkshake!: Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 7.10 Igam Ogam. (R) (T) 7.20 Fireman Sam. (R) (T) 7.35 The WotWots. (R) (T) 7.45 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 7.50 Olly the Little White Van. (R) (T) 7.55 Milkshake! Monkey. (R) (T) 8.00 Little Princess. (R) (T) 8.10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 8.20 The Mr Men Show. 8.35 Thomas & Friends. (R) (T) 8.50 Noddy in Toyland. (R) (T) 9.00 Fifi and the Flowertots. (R) (T) 9.15 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.25 Peppa Pig. (R) (T) 9.35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 9.45 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 10.00 Tickety Toc. (R) (T) 10.15 The Wright Stuff. 12.10 Police Interceptors. (R) (T) 1.10 5 News Lunchtime. (T) 1.15 Benidorm ER. 2.15 Home and Away. (T) 2.45 Neighbours. (T) 3.20 NCIS. (R) (T) 4.20 FILM: Black Friday (2007). Premiere. Thriller, starring Amy Carlson. (T) 6.00 5 News at 5. (T) 6.30 Neighbours. Georgia prepares to tell Kyle she is moving away, Kate gets stuck in a lift with Brennan, and Callum turns entrepreneur to raise money for Josie’s Valentine’s Day gift. (R) (T) 7.00 Home and Away. Ms Montgomery activates the bomb while Bianca is at the hospital, Brax prepares to be transferred, Kyle resists Phoebe’s advances and Roo receives a shock when she returns home. (R) (T) 7.30 NewsTalk Live. (T) 8.00 The Gadget Show. Ortis Deley returns to the presenting team and visits the Italian Institute of Technology in Genoa, while Matt Littler and Darren Jeffries test portable games consoles 8.00 5 News Update. (T) 9.00 Ice Road Truckers. Alex tries to reach the Yukon before a storm closes the road; (T) 9.00 5 News at 9. (T) 10.00 Booze, Bust-Ups & Brothels: Soho Blues. Police officers in London’s West End. (R) (T) 11.00 NCIS: Los Angeles. New series. Spin-off drama following the work of an elite NCIS division. Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J star. (T) 12.00 CSI: NY. (R) (T) 12.55 Access. (R) 1.00 SuperCasino. 4.10 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! (R) (T) 5.00 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.20 House Doctor. (R) (T) 5.45 Great Artists. (R) (T) 6.10 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T) 6.35 Wildlife SOS. (R) (T)

Friday 28th February, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks Roger McGuinn a guitarist best known for heading up The Byrds. 18.05 FAQ - Two more experts from Moneycorp and Swedent sharing info on their respective fields. 18.30 Let's Talk (series). – Simon with Paloma Del Rey. 19.00 Viva La Vida (series). – Sunflower Valley’s Carla Stone introduces another live selection of artists from around the Costa Blanca. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Friday 28th February, February, 2014 08:00 Breakfast with Mark Nolan. 11:00 The Friday Edition 14:00 Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes. 17:00 The PBT Show. 19:00 Comedy - Hancock’s half hour 20:00 Drama - Paupers and Pig Killers - The fruits of the earth 21:00 The Chillout Zone 22:00 A Book at Bedtime - Short story by Anton Chekov 23:00 Classical Nights 00:01 Exite Overnight


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7.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 11.00 Saturday Kitchen Live. With actress Rachael Stirling. (T) 12.30 James Martin: Home Comforts. The chef cooks in his own kitchen. (R) (T) 1.00 Football Focus. Dan Walker and guests look ahead to the weekend’s football. (T) 1.45 Saturday Sportsday. A round-up of the latest sports news. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 2.15 Cycling. Highlights of the World Track Cycling Championships. (T) 3.45 Bargain Hunt. From Hungerford in Berkshire. (R) (T) 4.30 Escape to the Country. In Devon. (R)

5.00 Final Score. A round-up of this afternoon’s football results. (T) 6.10 Reflex. Families from Kent and Hampshire battle each other in a series of mental and physical challenges. Hosted by Shane Richie, with commentary by Ken Bruce. (T) 6.55 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 7.15 Pointless Celebrities. Janice Long, Graham Cole and Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards take part in the unorthodox general knowledge quiz hosted by Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman. 8.00 The Voice UK. The battle rounds begin as the coaches enlist four advisers — Jake Shears, Katy B, Tinie Tempah and Dante Santiago — and pit their acts in the sing-offs. (T) 10.10 The National Lottery Live. Gaby Roslin reveals the results of the Lotto and the Thunderball. (T) 10.20 Casualty. Robyn injures herself after confronting an intruder in her home, and Lily shows her softer side while treating a heavily pregnant woman in severe pain. (T) 11.10 BBC News; Weather. (T) 11.30 Match of the Day. Gary Lineker presents highlights of the latest Premier League clashes, which included Fulham v Chelsea at Craven Cottage and Southampton v Liverpool at St Mary’s Stadium; (T) National Lottery Update. (T) 12.45 The Football League Show. Highlights of today’s games in the Championship, League One and League Two. (T) 2.05 Weatherview. (T) 2.10 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.15 FILM: Jules Verne’s Rocket to the Moon (1967). Sci-fi comedy, starring Terry-Thomas. (T) 9.10 Life on Earth. (R) (T) 10.05 Life on Earth. (R) (T) 11.00 Andrew Marr’s The Making of Modern Britain. (R) (T) 12.00 Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain. (R) (T) 12.30 Great British Railway Journeys. (R) (T) 1.00 James Martin: Home Comforts. (R) (T) 1.30 Talking Pictures. (T) 2.10 FILM: The Lady Vanishes (1938). Alfred Hitchcock’s mystery, with Michael Redgrave. (T) (bw) 3.45 Final Score. (T) 5.00 Coast. (R) (T) 5.15 Natural World: The Real Jungle Book Bear. (R) (T) 6.15 Restoration Home One Year On.

Kieran Long revisits two projects previously featured on the programme — an arts and crafts home near Dundee and a 16thcentury timber-framed property in Warwickshire. (R) (T) 7.15 Flog It! People are invited to try to make money by selling their antiques at auction. (R) (T) 8.15 Dad’s Army. Corporal Jones finds himself cast adrift during an exercise pitting Mainwaring and his home-front heroes against their arch-rival Captain Square. (R) (T) 8.45 The Perfect Morecambe & Wise. A selection of classic sketches and routines featuring the much-missed comedy duo. (T) 9.15 Darcey’s Ballerina Heroines. Darcey Bussell journeys from 18th-century France to 1950s America to explore the changing role of the ballerina and the challenges her predecessors faced. (T) 10.15 QI XL. Stephen Fry hosts an extended edition of the peculiar panel quiz, with Sandi Toksvig, Bill Bailey, Susan Calman and Alan Davies answering questions on places that start with J. (T) 11.00 Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle. New series. The return of the Bafta-winning show in which Stewart Lee explores different themes in stand-up routines filmed at the Mildmay Club in Stoke Newington, north London. (T) 11.30 FILM: The Producers (2005). Musical comedy, starring Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane. (T) 1.35 FILM: Lady Caroline Lamb (1972). Romantic historical drama, starring Sarah Miles and Richard Chamberlain. (T) 3.35 This Is BBC Two. (T) London 7.00 CITV: Dino Dan. The adventures of trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson. (R) (T) 7.10 Dino Dan. The adventures of trainee palaeontologist Dan Henderson. (R) (T) 7.25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. Children’s animation. (R) (T) 7.45 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 7.55 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.00 Canimals. Fun for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.10 Om Nom Stories. Tales for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.15 Om Nom Stories. Tales for younger viewers. (R) (T) 8.20 Sooty. Crazy capers with the puppet pals. (R) (T) 8.30 Scrambled! Children’s fun. (T) 10.25 Dinner Date. Nico from Cheshire picks three blind dates. (R) (T) 11.20 Murder, She Wrote. The prospective owner of a radio station is killed. (R) (T) 12.15 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 12.25 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries. A python gives birth. (R) (T) 12.50 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. The host takes his successful talk show stateside. (T) 1.45 The Unforgettable Frankie Howerd. Tribute to the comedian. (R) (T) 2.15 Midsomer Murders. A mischievous trickster is murdered. (R) (T) 4.15 FILM: Tea with Mussolini (1999). Period comedy drama, starring Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. (T)

6.35 ITV News London; Weather. (T) 6.45 ITV News and Weather. (T) 7.00 You’ve Been Framed! Best of the Best. Classic clips and Harry Hill’s most surreal comments inspired by viewers’ home videos. (T) 8.00 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway. The Geordie duo are joined by comedienne Sarah Millican, plus, dance troupe Diversity takes part in the End of Show Show. (T) 9.20 The Cube. New series. Gym instructor Chris and student Sophie hope to beat the Cube and take home the £250,000 jackpot. Game show,

with Phillip Schofield. (T) 10.20 The Jonathan Ross Show. The host chats to supermodel Claudia Schiffer, comedian Dara O Briain, Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis and rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube. Plus, music by Rufus Wainwright. (T) 11.20 ITV News and Weather; Weather. (T) 11.35 FILM: Fast & Furious (2009). An international fugitive and an FBI agent are forced to work together once again to bring a killer to justice. Thriller sequel, with Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Michelle Rodriguez. (T) 1.35 Jackpot247. Interactive gaming. 4.00 In Plain Sight. FBI Agent Mike Faber returns to Mary’s life. (R) (T) 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. CHANNEL 4 7.10 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.35 The Grid. (T) 8.00 Trans World Sport. (T) 8.55 Paralympic Winter Games — The Countdown. (R) (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 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 12.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 12.30 How I Met Your Mother. (T) 1.00 How I Met Your Mother. (T) 1.30 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 2.00 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 2.30 Channel 4 Racing. Live coverage from Newbury and Doncaster. (T) 5.10 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 5.40 Come Dine with Me. (R) (T) 6.10 Come Dine with Me. Banker Vanessa Erigbogbo hosts the third dinner party in Birmingham and hopes to impress her guests with a classy menu. However, she forgets to cater for a vegetarian diner. (R) (T) 6.40 Come Dine with Me. Strict vegetarian Paz Thakrar hosts the penultimate dinner party in Birmingham, but his meat-eating guests show little enthusiasm for the menu. 7.10 Come Dine with Me. Accountant Toni Shukla hosts the final dinner party in Birmingham, but her lack of cookery knowledge threatens to scupper her chances of securing the most points. (R) (T) 7.40 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.05 The Restoration Man. George Clarke follows a couple’s project to transform a church in the port of Brixham in Devon and uncovers a link between the building and the local fishing community. (R) (T) 9.00 The Storms That Stole Christmas. The stories of those who bore the brunt of the bad weather over Christmas 2013 and the surrounding period, featuring amateur footage, eyewitness testimony and expert commentary. (R) (T) 10.00 Hostages. Ellen must decide whether to save Duncan’s life and sets out to track down his wife Nina, while Boyd sneaks into the Sanders’ home in a misguided attempt to help Morgan. (T) 11.00 FILM: The Lincoln Lawyer (2011). Premiere. Legal thriller, starring Matthew McConaughey. (T) 1.15 FILM: A History of Violence (2005). Thriller, starring Viggo Mortensen. (T) 3.00 Boss. (T) 4.05 Mesh: Covert. (R) (T) 4.10 One Born Every Minute. (R) (T) 5.05 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. (R) (T) 5.10 Hollyoaks. (R) (T) 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. (R) (T) 7.40 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 7.50 Chloe’s Closet. (R)

(T) 8.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. 8.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. 8.25 Make Way for Noddy. 8.35 City of Friends. 8.45 Milkshake! Bop Box. 8.50 Little Princess. 9.00 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. 9.20 Angelina Ballerina. 9.30 Milkshake! Monkey. 9.40 Rupert Bear. 9.55 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 10.10 Jelly Jamm. 10.25 LazyTown. 10.55 FILM: Jetsons: The Movie (1990). Children’s animation, voiced by Mel Blanc. (T) 12.25 FILM: Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild (2005). Children’s animated adventure sequel, with the voice of Michael J Fox. (T) 1.55 FILM: Getting Even with Dad (1994). Family comedy, starring Macaulay Culkin and Ted Danson. (T) 4.00 FILM: Columbo: Playback (1975). Crime drama, with Peter Falk. (T) 5.35 FILM: Columbo: Candidate for Crime (1973). Detective drama, starring Peter Falk. 7.30 The NCIS Movie: Payback. The agents try to locate a serial killer, but their investigation leads to a surprising revelation. Meanwhile, McGee accompanies Abby to Mexico. 10.05 5 News Weekend. 10.10 Live International Boxing. James DeGale v Gevorg Khatchikian.12.10 FILM: Pistol Whipped (2008). Action thriller, starring Steven Seagal. 2.05 SuperCasino. 4.05 Benidorm ER. 5.00 Wildlife SOS. 5.25 Make It Big. 5.50 The Funky Valley Show. 6.00 Angels of Jarm. 6.05 Hana’s Helpline. 6.20 Angels of Jarm. 6.25 The Funky Valley

Saturday 1st March, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks Roger McGuinn a guitarist best known for heading up The Byrds. 18.05 FAQ - Two more experts sharing info on their fields. 18.30 Let's Talk – Simon with writer Paloma Del Rey. 19.00 Viva La Vida (series). – Sunflower Valley’s Carla Stone introduces another live selection of artists from around the Costa Blanca. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Saturday 1st March 2014 09:00 Kick up the 80´s 10:00 Nowt but the 90´s 12:00 Back to the 70´s 14:00 Sport Zone with Kevin Reardon, incl Darts with Paul Durrant at 3pm and Results roundup at 6pm 19:00 The Live Lounge 21:00 Calder´s Confessions 23:00 Al Walser´s Weekly Top 20 00:00 Exite Overnight.

2ND MARCH

7.00 Breakfast. News, sport and entertainment reports. (T) 8.40 Match of the Day. Including highlights of Fulham v Chelsea. (R) (T) 10.00 The Andrew Marr Show. The week’s talking points. (T) 11.00 The Big Questions. From Jack Hunt School, Peterborough. (T) 12.00 Sunday Politics. Presented by Andrew Neil. (T) 1.15 MOTD2 Extra. With Mark Chapman and the Match of the Day team. (T) 2.00 BBC News; Weather. (T) 2.15 Bargain Hunt. Teams search for antiques in Glasgow. (R) (T) 3.15 The Indian Doctor. Prem and Kamini uncover the real plan behind New Trefelin. Last in the series. (R) (T) 4.00 Flog It! From Folkestone, Kent. (T) 4.25 Escape to the Country. Searching for a rural retreat in Somerset. (R) (T)

5.10 Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole. Steve Backshall with the world’s deadliest animals. (T) 5.40 Songs of Praise. Pam Rhodes examines the significance of the season of Lent. (T) 6.15 Pointless Celebrities. A sitcom special, with contestants Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Brendan O’Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Su Pollard, Jeffrey Holland, Jean Boht and Nick Conway. 7.05 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 7.30 Blandings. Clarence must prevent his rakish younger brother Galahad (guest star Julian Rhind-Tutt) from publishing his scandalous memoirs and damaging the family name. (T) 8.00 Countryfile. Matt Baker explores Elmley Marshes on the Isle of Sheppey off the coast of Kent, Ellie Harrison visits Knole House further inland and Helen Skelton is in the Wiltshire countryside. (T) 9.00 Call the Midwife. A new mum and her baby go missing, Jenny begins to see cracks in the establishment while on secondment, and Chummy discovers her mother has walked out on her father. (T) 10.00 The Musketeers. The swordsmen help a young mother rescue her kidnapped baby son, while the king is reluctantly reunited with his scheming mother Marie de Medici. (T) 11.00 BBC News; Regional News; Weather. (T) 11.25 Match of the Day 2. Mark Chapman reviews the latest Premier League action. (T) 12.30 The League Cup Show. Manchester City v Sunderland. (T) 1.10 Weatherview. (T) 1.15 BBC News. (T) BBC2 7.00 This Is BBC Two. (T) 7.10 FILM: School for Scoundrels (1960). Comedy, starring Ian Carmichael. (T) (bw) 8.40 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens. (R) (T) 9.40 Countryfile. (R) (T) 10.40 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. (T) 12.10 James Martin: Home Comforts. (R) (T) 12.55 Michel Roux’s Service. (R) (T) 1.55 Michel Roux’s Service. (R) (T) 2.55 FILM: Vertigo (1958).

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9.30 Dancing on Ice: The Skate Off. Phillip Schofield and Christine Bleakley preside as the two couples who have gained the least support skate again to win a place in the last-ever final. 10.00 Mr Selfridge. Following Henri’s arrest and Harry’s disappearance, the police visit the Selfridges’ home in search of clues. Agnes receives an ominous telegram and Lady Mae faces a tough decision. (T) 11.00 ITV News at Ten and Weather; Weather. (T) 11.15 It’ll Be Alright on the Night’s Best of the Worst. Griff Rhys Jones presents this compilation of clangers from the show’s history, featuring small-screen stars including Morecambe and Wise, Kenny Everett and Frankie Howerd. (R) 12.15 Premiership Rugby Union. Action from the 16th round of top-flight fixtures. 1.15 The Store. Home shopping. 3.15 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. The host takes his successful talk show stateside. (R) (T) 4.00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 4.45 ITV Nightscreen. Text-based information service. 6.05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. Guests air their differences. (R) (T)

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CHANNEL 4 7.20 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 7.45 The Hoobs. (R) (T) 8.10 Freesports on 4. (T) 8.35 Arenacross. (T) 9.00 FIM Superbike World Championship. (T) 9.35 Sochi Special: Paralympic Winter Games. (T) 10.05 Frasier. (R) (T) 10.30 Sunday Brunch. (T) 1.35 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 2.00 The Big Bang Theory. (R) (T) 2.30 How I Met Your Mother. (T) 3.00 How I Met Your Mother. (T) 3.25 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 3.55 The Simpsons. (R) (T) 4.20 Deal or No Deal. (T) 5.25 FILM: Grease (1978). Romantic musical, with John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. (T) 7.30 Channel 4 News. (T) 8.00 Fish Fight: Hugh’s Last Stand. Follow-up documentary in which Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall tells the story of how hundreds of thousands of people came together to bring about radical reforms to fishing policies. (T) 9.00 Britain’s Bronze Age Mummies: A Time Team Special. Tony Robinson follows an archaeological dig on a burial ground in Northumberland and investigates other finds that are changing people’s understanding of the Bronze Age. (T) 10.00 FILM: Salt (2010). A CIA agent goes on the run after she is accused of being a sleeper assassin. Action thriller, starring Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber. (T) 12.00 FILM: Predator (1987). Sci-fi thriller, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger. (T) 2.00 FILM: The Fountain (2006). Romantic sci-fi drama, starring Hugh Jackman and Rachel Weisz. (T) 3.35 One Born Every Minute. (R) (T) 4.30 Supernanny US. (R) (T) 5.15 Location, Location, Location. (R) (T) 6.10 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. (R) (T) 6.25 Deal or No Deal. (R) (T) 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. (R) (T) 7.40 The Mr Men Show. (R) (T) 7.50 Chloe’s Closet. (R) (T) 8.00 Roobarb and Custard Too. (R) (T) 8.10 Bananas in Pyjamas. (R) (T) 8.25 Make Way for Noddy. (R) (T) 8.35 City of Friends. (R) (T) 8.45 Toby’s Travelling Circus. (R) (T) 8.55 Little Princess. (R) (T) 9.10 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His

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Boat servicing, engine oil/ filter change. General maintenance, fault finding, anti fouling, hull cleaning, accessory installation. Torrevieja to Mazarron. Licensed and registered in Spain, 20 years experience. All makes of outboard engines catered for. Competitive prices, all work guaranteed English/Spanish speaking. Call Tony on 628 166 738 (65470) BAYLINER XT for sale with SKI TOWER,COVERS & TRAILER. All in V.G.C. Recent Full Service. Cheap Price for quick sale. 6650 euro O.N.O. Call Tony on 628 166 738 for more info. (69090)

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PILAR DE LA HORADADA. 2 Bed 2 bath townhouse in quiet cul-de-sac location. Modern, comfortable furnishings, English TV, communal pool, short walk to town 425 eur inc. bills. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553. (89769) FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA Good sized 2 bed 1 bath apartment ideal for long term living. Door to hallway has 2nd bedroom leading off. Good sized separate kitchen which is fully equipped and has galleria leading off. Lounge diner has patio doors with a good sized balcony. Archway from lounge leads to full bathroom with external window and spacious master bedroom with large window providing plenty of natural light.

English TV, communal pool. 375 Euros per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (88757) CAMPOAMOR/ZODIACO APARTMENTS. Spacious apartment on first floor. Consists of 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, good sized kitchen with space for dishwasher, balcony off lounge, English TV, communal pool 400 euro including bills. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553 (89234) 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)

Property for Sale 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 N-332, the AP7 motorway, La Zenia Boulevard Shopping Centre and close to all amenities. Close to local Church and just a few minutes walk to sandy beaches. The property is furnished, alarmed and includes air-conditioning and satelite TV. 89,500 Euro. Call 968 971 860. (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) 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 Euro. Call 96 897 1860. (91779) Beautiful and modern Hair & Beauty Salon located in San Miguel de Salinas, in a busy area, close to the post office and the San Miguel School. 125 square meters, full kitchen / galeria, additional beauty room for treatments, and a bathroom. All hair dressing tools and furniture included, in excellent conditions. Great oportunity commercial unit for any business due to location and size. (109550) LA MANGA - Immaculate 2 bed, 2 bath apartment. Fully-furnished. Close to beaches and Veneziola Golf. 2nd floor. Reduced for quick sale. 125.500 Euro. Tel 626 253 569. (90187) Situated in Los Altos is this lovely three bed, two bath townhouse has sea views. A newly fitted kitchen and open lounge. Air con and communal pool area. 92,500 Euro. Call 96 897 1860. (91882) Beautiful Town House (corner plot), 3 bed, 2 Bath, situated in Conjunto Residencial Valencia, surrounded by green areas, comm. pools, tennis court and security guard. well manteined and recently fully furnished. Garden in front, side and back of the property.Close to Villamartin Golf Course. For viewing please call 96-673-00-57. (109101) 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) 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 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) 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) Amazing opportunity! Detached villa, 5 Bed, 4 bath, 2 kitchens, super large rooms, 385 mt2 in 215 mt2 plot, ideal to have your own business in the property, all fully furnished to a high standard, garage underbuild, storage room, party room, hair dresser room with equipment, enormous roof ideal for a chill out area. Price has incredibly reduced for a quick sale! 230.000 Euros. Contact for viewing: 96-673-0057. (139990) 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) This 2 bedroom, 4th floor apartment is located in the heart of Torrevieja in Calle Bella Antonia, close to the Plaza de Habana. There is a communal swimming pool which makes the property ideal for renting both long and short-term. This Torrevieja apartment is close to shops, bars and many other services. For further details, please call 0034 96 897 1860. (140806) 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

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restaurants. To view, please call +34 96 897 1860. (102363) 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. 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. For further details, please call +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. 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) 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) Well-maintained 2 bed, 1 bath 4th floor apartment in Torrevieja. Just 5 minutes walk to the centre and 7 minutes to the marina and sandy beaches. The entrance to this building is clean and tidy and there is a lift to the fourth floor. The master bedroom has a builtin wardrobe. There is a fair-sized lounge which leads to the kitchen

and a small balcony area. From the balcony there are stunning views of the salt lakes. For further details, please call 0034 96 897 1860. (140816) This spacious and fully-furnished three bedroom apartment is located in a convenient position in Torrevieja. This Spanish property has a good-sized living room, a fitted kitchen, a bathroom, and a balcony with view to the street. The property is close to all amenities and would make a great permanent home or an excellent investment opportunity. It is just 40 minutes from Alicante Airport and 20 minutes from San Javier - Murcia Airport. Close to local bars and restaurants and just 1 Km from beautiful sandy beaches. For further details, please call 0034 96 897 1860. (140812) Amazing 4 bed, 3 bath top floor apartment, sea views of the beautiful La Zenia Beach, 280 mt2 property, 30 mt2 Terrace, private solarium upstairs (as big as the property), lovely commu. pool with artificial grass, great opportunity for investment or permanent living. A few meters from the beach and all amenities. Price: 298.700 Euros. Call 96673-00-57. (139984) Great apartment in the city of Torrevieja,in Calle San Miguel de Salinas, 3 bed, 1 bath, large rooms to the exterior, brand new wood floor, new kitchen, a lot of light, hydromassage bath, 2 balconies, second line from Acequion beach. You cannot miss this opportunity, price: 73.200 euro, for viewings please call 96 673 0057. (139977) Amazing oportunity! Torrevieja, 3 bed, 2 bath apartment, security door, indep. kitchen, oak wook carpentry finish, large dinning area, terrace, close to all amenities and the Marina. Price: 50.000 Euros!, call Tel. 96-6730057. (139976) Torrevieja, apartment in the centre, Calle Caballero de Rodas, 2 bed, 1 bath, short walking distance to the beach and all the services. Built in 1998, 69m2 Price: 60.000 euro. For viewing please contact: 96-673-00-57. (139972) Beautiful ground floor apartment in Playa Flamenca, 2 bed 2 bath in a gated community. Tropical gardens and lovely swimming pool area, tennis court, basket court & children play area. Air cond. in all rooms, 127 m2 terrace, interrior m2: 87m2. Fully furnished. Price: 125.000 Euros. To view please call: 96-673-0057. (139970)

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 Euro. Call 968 971 860 for details. (101131) This 2 bed 2 bath ground floor 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. Call 96 897 1860. (101132) Two bed, one bath South-facing duplex in Playa Flamenca. The property comes fully furnished and has off-road parking. It is located within easy reach of all local amenities. Tel 96 897 1860 (101156) 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.Reduced price for quick sale!: 80.000 Euros. Tel 96 897 1860. (101159) 2 bed, 1 1/2 bath Battenburg 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. Situated between 4 Championship golf courses. Best priced Battenburg in the area. 76,750 euro. Call 968 971 860. (101172) South facing top floor duplex. 3 bed, 2 bath. Air-con, sat TV, furnished. Gated community in the heart of La Zenia. Close to amenties and beach. Communal pool. 106,500 Euro. Tel 968 971 860. (101483) This 3 bed, 2 bath house is between the lovely village of San Miguel de Salinas and Torremendo. Quiet urbanisation. Separate kitchen and utility room. A/C, garage and partly-completed underbuild. Front and rear garden and a large solarium with lake and mountain views. Tel 96 897 1860. (101490) 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) Detached villa on a 400m2 plot with 275m2 build. In the heart of Blue Lagoon. Close to all amenities. 4 beds (3 double, 1 single), 2 baths, (2 beds and 1 bath in the self-contained unit, along with a living and dining area, on the top floor). Closed in conservatory, C/H, sat TV, two terraces, swimming pool, garage, underbuild and utility room. Stunning sea views. 195,000 Euro. Call 968 971 860. (101503) End of terrace 2 storey semidetatched house in the heart of La Zenia. Lovely gated community with a well maintained pool area. It has 2 beds, 1 1/2 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 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 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) Top floor duplex apartment in the heart of Playa Flamenca. Close to all amenities and the new Commercial Centre. 2 bed, 1 bath, A/C, sat TV and open kitchen. Sold furnished. Large solarium with sea views, shaded terrace and front garden. Access to a communal pool. 92,500 Euro. Call 96 897 1860. (101524) Lovely 3 bed, 1 1/2 bath townhouse. Access to a communal pool. Large front patio / terrace and roof solarium. Sold furnished. A/C, sat TV and lots of storage. 5 minutes walk to local amenities. On a bus route and 10 minutes walk to Santiago de la Ribera beach and the Mar Menor. Close to San Javier airport. 125,950 Euro. Call 968 971 860. (101525) 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 just on the outskirts of San Miguel de la Salinas, Costa Blanca, Spain. This Spanish property is furnished to a very high standard and is very well maintained. It is located on a plot of over 200m2 and has plenty of room for a private swimming pool. This immaculate property comes with air-conditioning, satellite television and alarm system. It is only 3 kms to the lively Spanish town of San Miguel de Salinas. Beautiful countryside walks and plenty of nature trails for horse riding, quad biking and other outdoor pursuits. Enjoy an outdoor lifestyle. Recently Reduced To 139,500 euros. For more information on this lovely property, please call 0034 968 971 860. (91846) 2 bed, 2 bathroom South-West facing townhouse. Overlooks the communal swimming pool. Alarm, air-con, sat TV. fully furnished to a high standard. Euro 79,950. Call 968 971 860. (100860)


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2 bed, 1 bath apartment in the heart of Cabo Roig. N332 beachside. Furnished. A/C and sat TV. Underground parking. Incredible pool and sea views from the balcony. Short walk to the beach and all amenities. Euro 139,950. Call 968 971 860. (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) 2 bed, 1 bath South-facing apartment. Overlooks the pool and has sea views from the balcony. Fully furnished with A/Con and sat TV. Underground parking. In the heart of Cabo Roig. Walking distance to the beach. 99,750 Euro. Call 968 971 860. (101123) 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) 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 proper-

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ty is only a short walk to all amenities. It also has use of a lovely communal pool. Reduced to sell. 99.000 Euro. Call +34 96 897 1860 to view. (100846) This is a lovely 3 bed, 2 bath detached villa just outside Villamartin. It is South-facing and is being sold in excellent condition. Air-conditioning throughout and comes fully furnished to a high standard. The property overlooks a beautiful communal pool and has views across the countryside, the Torrevieja salt lakes, and the Mediterranean sea. It is only a short drive to the popular town of San Miguel with its local health facilities and excellent schools, and Villamartin with its fabulous Plaza. The property is also just 10 minutes from award-winning Blue Flag sandy beaches and sits between three popular golf courses. 239,950 Euro. For further details, please call 968 971 860. (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) 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 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) This 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom townhouse is situated in Las Chismosas, Playa Flamenca. It comes furnished and includes airconditioning and satellite TV. The upstairs bathroom has a hydromassage bath. The property is in lovely condition and only a short walk from all amenities. It has three terraces which enjoy all-day sunshine and a communal pool. There is also the option to purchase an underground car parking space. Priced at just 89.950 Euro for a quick sale. Please call 0034 96 897 1860 for further details. (92307)

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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) 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 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 airconditioning and Sat TV. 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 Euro. Call 96 673 0057. (92675) A stunning quad villa in playa golf property with 2 bedrooms 1.5 bathroom and large garden just a short walk from bars and the bus and only a 5 mins drive to the beach 115,000 euros contact Ian on 644 115 988 (96290) 2 Bedroom quad villa in Lomas de Cabo Roig just 5 mins walk to the shop and about 5 mins drive to the beach this has been a lovely home but need to sell now it only 89,999 euros call Carl on 672 875 251 (96292) Ground floor bungalow over looking community garden and just a short walk from the supermarket carrefour in Torrevieja this is a lovely property with a nice size garden Ideal for you if you are looking to be close to all amenties was 99,000 euros now 75,000 euros call me James on 644 138 502 (96293)

Refurbished top floor bungalow with private garden and private solarium in the Verdemars with sea view and golf views also we have refurbished to a high standard there is a lovely stream just a few mins walk away and the communtiy is a nice and clean with 2 communal pool now 124,999 euros call today paul on 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) Detached 2 bed, 2 bath property in El Galan. Priced for quick sale. Call 96 897 1860 for duther details. (101577) 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 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)

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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) Front line apartment in Punta Prima, 3 bed, 2 baht, south facing in a lovely and quiet urbanization, surrounded by green areas.Building with lift. Walking distance to the beach and all amenities. This is an ideal investment for rental or permanent home. Special price for a quick sale. Contact 96-673-00-57. (109136) Beautiful property in San Cayetano, Murcia. 3 Bed, 2 Bath, fully furnished, lovely com. swimming-pool, very well mantained. Quiet area, must view. Contact 96-673-00-57. (109138) Large apartment in Punta Prima, sea views, 3 bed, 2 bath, large terrace, air cond. quiet area, low comm. fees, well mantained, fully furnished, good investment, please contact: 96673-00-57. (109514) Lovely 2 bed, 1 bath apartment in Roco del Mar, sea views, south facing, fantastic comm. pool in a green area, walking distance to restaurants and all amenities. Contact: 96-673-00-57. (109515) Beautiful property; 2 bed plus conservatory, 2 bath, in a gated urbanization with lovely green areas and 2 comm. pools, air cond. Large solarium, 80 mt2 corner plot. Very well mantained, 3 min. from Habaneras shopping centre. For viewing please contact: 96-673-00-57. (109523) Cabo Roig, 3 Bed, 3 Bath property in a quiet and beautiful urbanization surrounded by green areas and beautiful swimming-pool. Independent studio downstairs. For viewing please contact: 96673-00-57. (109516) Semi-Detacthed property in La Torreta Florida, 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 400 m2 plot , large terrace, lake views from the large solarium,

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sunny all year round, garage (possible 3rd bedroom), central heating, fully furnished. For viewing please contact: 96-67300-57. (109518) Detached property close to Torrevieja and Habaneras shopping centre, 3 bed, 2 bath, beautiful garden, 1.000 mt2 plot, quite area, garage, lovely swimmingpool. Contact for viewing: 96673-00-57. (109519) Detached villa, 800 mt2 plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, private pool, garage, large garden area with lovely BBQ with garden kitchen, well mantained, fully furnished. For viewing please contact: 96-67300-57. (109520) Amazing detached villa in a quiet urbanization, own pool with lovely BBQ and garden area, fantastic views to the salt lakes and gree areas, independent apartment upstairs, sunny all day, very well mantained, close to all amenities. For viewing please call: 96-673-00-57. (109522) Amazing brand new Semi detached, 3 bed, 2 bath with windows, kitchen fully fitted, built in wardrobes in all bedrooms (2 downstairs), located in a gated community, high standard building materials, own parking space in the plot, private huge solarium, 2 comm. pools with natural grass, children play area, both swimming pools have a jacuzzy, community library, really beautiful and very well maintained. The urbanization is located within walking distance to the commercial centre La Zenia Boulevard, supermarkets, Saturday Playa Flamenca market, restaurants and all amenities. This is a perfect investment. Price: 139.500 Euros. For viewing, please call 96-673-00-57. (139991) Lovely 2 bed 1 bath ground floor apartment in Los Altos, large front and back terraces, south facing, very well mantained, close the the comm. pool, air cond, fully furnished,close to a supermarket and a commercial centre, great offer for quick sale! (109528) Three bed, two bathroom apartment for sale in San Miguel. This property comes full furnished. It has views of the local sports facilities and the Torrevieja salt lakes. Well maintained and priced to sell quickly. Was 98.000 Euro. Now just 62.950 Euro for quick sale. Please call 0034 96 673 0057 for further details. (109586)


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ESTRELLA DAMM CRIBBAGE LEAGUE

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Results and League Table after Monday 17th February Sportsman Catorce Casa Ventura Ospreys Izzys Bar Magpies Ebony & Ivory Jaguars Bar Meson Galea "A" Mr Smiths Jays Mr Smiths Robins Catorce Izzys Bar Magpies Casa Ventura Ospreys Sportsman Meson Galea "A" Rojales Steakhouse Ebony & Ivory Jaguars Tropical King Voles Casa Ventura Falcons La Siesta Sharks Lo Crispin Tavern Meson Galea "B" Izzys Bar Peacocks Mr Smiths Jays Mr Smiths Robins Ebony & Ivory Merlins

4-5 6-3 7-2 5-4 3-6 3-6 1-8 4-5 P 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21 21

W 13 13 13 13 13 12 11 11 11 11 10 9 8 7 7 6

L 8 8 8 8 8 9 10 10 10 10 11 12 13 14 14 15

F 101 100 99 97 94 107 99 99 95 93 98 94 88 84 81 82

A 88 89 90 92 95 82 90 90 94 96 91 95 101 105 108 107

Diff 13 11 9 5 -1 25 9 9 1 -3 7 -1 -13 -21 -27 -25

19 FEB (WEEK 17) Average Joes The Bowling Stones Alley Cats Carp R Us Pin Pushers Sol Amigos Fowl Play

Bar Meson Galea "B" Tropical King Voles La Siesta Sharks Rojales Steakhouse Lo Crispin Tavern Casa Ventura Falcons Izzys Bar Peacocks Ebony & Ivory Merlins Pts 26 26 26 26 26 24 22 22 22 22 20 18 16 14 14 12

17th February & week 21 saw yet again a change in the league top spot and is the closest that I can remember with 10 teams within 4 points. This week John’s Catorce jumped to the top with their win over Val’s Voles with all 3 pairs winning 2 games each. Peter’s Sportsman dropped 3 places after their close loss to Brian’s Galea “B” and after 5 successive wins, with 2 pairs from each team winning 2 games each. For the 2nd week running Jim’s Siesta Sharks lost 2-7, this time against Richard’s Ospreys who had Bob & Pat on form with 3 wins. Dorothy’s Magpies had a very close win over Steve’s Steakhouse with both teams having 2 pairs with 2 wins each. Brian’s Jaguars slipped up against John’s Lo Crispin who had all 3 pairs with 2 wins each. Ayliff’s Galea “A” slipped silently from 2nd place against my Falcons with our 3 pairs winning 2 games each. Shirley’s Jays took the biggest beating of the night against Mary’s Peacocks who had 2 pairs winning 3 games each but only moving up 1 league place. Finally Derek’s Robins let Keith’s Merlins get their 6th win but still stuck in bottom place even though 2 pairs had 2 wins each. Ron Sheldon

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This Weeks Top Performers Hi Game/Scratch Hi Game/Hc Hi Series/Scratch Hi Series/Hc

Ladies Gill Bateman 186 Gill Bateman 226 Gill Bateman 477 Ingrid Wilms 603

Gents John Skinner John Skinner Gary Walsh Rod Day

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Fowl Play Blitz N Splitz Sausage Rollers Carp R Us Sunrise Colegas Alley Cats Sol Amigos The Bowling Stones Pin Pushers Average Joes Pinfall Wizards The Bandits Deses Perados The Cherries

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D 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0

L 18 22 23 30 30 31 32 32 34 36 39 41 51 55

LEADER Pins 39063 38502 38607 38580 38087 38440 38564 38151 37467 37579 38044 36983 36040 35013

Pts 100 92 90 76 75 74 72 70 68 64 58 54 33 26

EUROPEAN TITLE FOR NICOLAS KUHN

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More success for Torrevieja Tennis Club with Nicolas Kuhn picking up the European Team Tennis Title as a member of the German National team Nicola is currently training at the academy Equelite Juan Carlos Ferrero and as the German ranked number one player was the star of the tournament winning all of his matches. In the final he overcame the current European number one, Russian Alen Avizdba by 7-5 and 6-4. With this result Nicolas moves up to No. 2 in the European U-14 rankings.

The Autumn Series threw up a few challenges, races cancelled due to weather, lack of support boat, other events being held at the venue, pushing the race back another week. But, in the end the races that were held, were enjoyed by those competing. The trophies were keenly contested with two boats battling for first place. Don Clark in his Hartley and a Balaton Boat helmed by Bob Miles. Had there been another race the result could have been reversed, but in the end the Balaton won the series with Don in third place, pipped by a Shoestring. A photograph of the winning Balaton helms and crews, (left to right, Terry Chapman, Carole Sibson, Bob Miles and Robert Hudson) All boats are now receiving some attention in readiness for the Spring Series which is due to start on 16th March 2014. The Sailing season culminated in a Christmas Supper at Lorenzos in Pilar where members were entertained by The Reef Band, some members of which are also SAMM members. The entertainment was superb and certainly added to a very successful evening. The Commodore thanked members for their support and was pleased to announce that HAH would benefit from over 200€ SAMM sails all year round, new members are always welcome, a choice of groups to join from radio controlled to cruisers with dinghies, day boats and a catamaran as well as the latest acquisition, a motor boat, for those who prefer motors to sails. Check the website for more information regarding all the activities www.sailingmarmenor.com


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EURONICS THURSDAY DART LEAGUE “THE ELECTRICAL SHOP” - BLUE LAGOON RESULTS - 20 FEBRUARY The Hub Meerkats Pint Depot Kings Hattons Honeys Pb´s Pirates Busters Bar Que Pasa Eagles Gogarty´s Gophers The Hub Meerkats Que Pasa Eagles Busters Bar The Hub Hyenas Porterhouse Gogarty´s Gophers Hattons Hunks Pint Depot Kings The Tavern Breakaways Bears Hattons Honeys Madigans Misfits Pb´s Pirates Pint Depot Queens

9-3 5-7 7-5 5-7 7-5 6-6 10-2 P 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18

W 17 12 10 10 10 11 9 6 6 5 5 4 1 0

The Tavern Porterhouse Madigans Misfits Breakaways Bears Hattons Hunks The Hub Hyenas Pint Depot Queens D 1 4 7 5 4 1 3 4 2 3 2 3 1 0

L 0 2 1 3 4 6 6 8 10 10 11 11 16 18

F 180 145 136 134 121 116 125 100 98 93 76 86 55 47

A 36 71 80 82 95 100 91 118 120 123 140 130 161 169

Pts 35 28 27 25 24 23 21 16 14 13 12 11 3 0

180s: Joe Miller, Shaun Smith (Hyenas), Derek Kingsbury, Patrick Abrams, Paul Durrant, Lee Maiden (Meerkats), Sid Cross x2 (Hattons Hunks), Mark Filer (Busters), Mike Smith, Mel Dawson (Breakaways Bears) Highest finish: Alex Nikolov (Meerkats) 141 Shortest leg: 16 darts - John Walker (Que Pasa), Pat Abrams, Alex Nikolov, Meerkats Busters closed the gap on Que Pasa Eagles to one point after a tight home win against a depleted Hattons Hunks side, who performed brilliantly despite several players being absent. The Eagles meanwhile dropped a home point to a very capable Hub Hyenas, recently back to full strength after Joe Miller´s arrival from the UK. The Meerkats remain unbeaten and now have an unassailable cushion of legs should results not go their way, legs determining final positions. The Porters narrow away victory to the Pint Depot Kings keeps them in fifth place but closing the gap on the four above them. Match of the week featured the Eagles entertaining the Hyenas from the Hub. Both Miller and John Walker returned from prolonged stays in the UK to once again produce the goods for their respective sides. Miller hit a 116 in the opening leg, setting up Andy Brooker D18 to take an early lead. Not to be outdone, Walker´s response was immediate in the second hitting 100,125 and 32 out to level. Cyril Harrison´s 105 allowed Lee Holtham a chance at 52 which was converted in two darts, D16 finishing the 701. Walker teamed up with Eddie Klimonis in the first pair, against Miller and Brooker. Some great scoring followed, Klimonis and Miller hitting tons, but it was Walker with the opportunity of first out which he did on S20,D20 for 2 all. Harrison popped in D2 in the fifth despite a 121 from Stuart Clark. A 140 from Hyena Holtham in the third pair and last before the break, looked likely to give the visitors a lead. It didn’t happen as Jim Storey found D16 to make it all square with 6 singles to play. Miller, not unsurprisingly was chosen to go first in the second half by captain

Simon Williams. Having first throw Miller promptly planted a 140, Clark´s response of 100 was followed by nip and tuck scores from both. Reversing the advantage of throw it was Eagle Clark on D16 to give the hosts a lead for the first time in the match. Klimonis 140 made it 5-3 against Brooker. The tide then turned in favour of the Hyenas as an in form Shaun Smith hit D10 after excellent scores of 140 and 125 against captain Den Hall 119. Walker followed with throw against Harrison. As you would expect tons were traded but it was Harrison who completed his 501 first hitting D18 to level 5-5. A lively Williams couldn’t make the advantage of throw count against Kevin Wood, who steadied himself to hit 2x100 and D18 to ensure the point and distinct possibility of an outright victory. Storey faced Holtham in the final leg shoot out. A massive 158 from Holtham knocked the stuffing out of the laid back Eagle which gave the first opportunity at a double for Holtham who took out D8 to level a real see-saw match and shared spoils. Porterhouse made it 4 on the trot, after a tight tussle with the Kings from Pint Depot, who have also faired well on the oche of late. The Kings opened up the scoring via Ian Sleath S15,D15 despite a 140 from Ray Hayes and a 95 from Sue Sanderson. Some good but not explosive scoring from both sides in the second ended when Ray Sanderson hit D9 to level. The Porters outscored their opponents in the third, but couldn’t finish, however Hayes redeemed the situation to complete the leg and take the lead. Sleath and Dave Wright D8 made it all square only for captain Sanderson and Brian Nash D20 to sneak the lead. Some excellent scoring in the first double from Peter Ayres 80,81,100 and the better looking Sanderson, wasn’t enough to prevent the Kings levelling via Martyn Bynorth, partner Gary Minor hitting a ton. Hayes opened the second half with a 125 and finishing double, followed by Nash finishing his leg for a two leg advantage against a free scoring Frankie Wurrorck 100. Ayres ensured the draw on D20 in his match v. Wright with the Kings needing all remaining 3 legs to gain a valuable point. Minor played his part next acquitting himself well with three 80 pluses and a D20 to give the Kings a chance at 6-4. A nervy 11th leg was completed by Porters captain Ray Sanderson on D9 for two points and their tenth victory this season. Matt Cummins completed the match, winning the Kings fifth leg but a narrow defeat. Gogarty´s got back to winning ways after their recent run of good form was marred last week by the Hub Hyenas. Bliss Wright got the home side off to a flyer with D9, both sides scoring well in the team game. Lorraine Cox and Debbie Wright performed well in the second leg but it was John Linton doing the damage for the Gophers hitting 120 and D17 for a 2-0 lead. Richard Patterson continued where he left off in the team game with some consistent throwing, eventually pegging out on D4. A smart move from captain Gail Todd placed Patterson first in the doubles, with Elaine Willis. The former was in fine fettle sharing the scoring with partner Willis and completing the leg on D16. Some impressive scoring from Todd and Cynthia Jevons looked ominous for the Queens in the fifth leg, but Vi Turner dug deep and converted her own fine throwing into D15 for the Royal ones opening leg. Bliss Wright and Linton wrapped up the first half with a win and a 5-1 score line. Veteran Ernie Wilson was Todd´s first choice in the singles and lived up to his recent good form. He hadn’t reckoned however, on Queen Wright´s recent run of form. Requiring D10, her second dart found the centre of the double enabling the Royal family to sing their rendition of Agadoo´s we´ve got two. The second single pitched Merit table toppers Cynthia Jevons against Lorraine Cox.

MICK THE GRIP ‘REACHES OUT’ FOR THE SNIP Local golfer Mick Reeves - known to his friends as Mick the Grip recently completed a charity hair cut to raise money for Torrevieja Charity Reach Out. With the slogan of “Helping the Homeless and Needy” Reach Out try to help anyone in need, irrespective of race, creed or status, by providing basic food, clothes, blankets, bedlinen, household items and furniture and by giving support in every way they can to someone in need. Reach Out is an entirely voluntary organisation and 100% of all donations benefit the homeless and poor. They are always in need of all sorts of items for babies and children; clothes, toys, shoes, baby food, baby toiletries, in fact virtually anything for children of all ages. But above all they are in desperate need of money for the purchase of

a van to enable them to collect larger items and also assist with deliveries, and it was for this specific purpose that Mick the Grip chose to have his hair cut. His initial aim was to raise 500 euros, but such was the support from local bars and golf societies that the figure swiftly rose to the amazing amount of 1975 euros. Since the picture was taken even more money has been donated to the cause bringing the total to over 2000 euros, and make the van purchase a certainty rather than just a dream. Anyone else wanting to make a donation can still do so by contacting Mick via email at mickthegrip@googlemail.com or direct to the Outreach Centre which can be found at Calle Bella Antonia 1, local 5 in Torrevieja.

Jevons enjoyed first throw, which proved crucial as both players found high scores relatively easy to come by. Both girls had opportunities but it was the Gopher who found D3 for an important psychological merit table advantage. Wins from Gophers Willis, Wright and Patterson followed, with John Linton completing the match on a ton and D20. A reasonable tally of 15 tons or more were amassed by the Meerkats when they entertained the Tavern in their local derby. Two decent performances from the Meerkats by way of Pat Abrams, 5x100 and a 120, the latter going for a 140 out hitting T20,T20 and wiring the D10 and Paul Durrant hitting the ¨full house¨ of four game shots, although Ivan Jones his singles opponent will be rueing his missed opportunities of spoiling the achievement. It was 4-2 at the break with Kat John Eyre 140,100 and 95 performing well. Jones 100,100,D16 and Mike Snow D4 replying for the Taverners. Snow 100,D16 was the only winner in the singles for the visitors, Lee Maiden making it 3 tons and 2 doubles for the night, Graham Todd nailing D20 to add to an earlier 117. Around the league Busters move to within a point of the Eagles after a high scoring match entertaining the Hunks. A suntanned Mark Filer was back to form with a 121 and 140, team mates Ray Harvey 100,123, Peter O´Rourke 100,123, with the latter narrowly missing a 152 out to leave D8. How the Hunks didn’t get anything from this match is anyone´s guess. George Mint accumulated 100,112,115,121 and 125, Steph Simpson 100,119,137 and Joe Hawkins 100,120. Simpson added two winning doubles and young Jamie McCulloch 105 representing his parents Stewart and Julie currently cruising in the Caribbean, taking out Shirley Roberts and being awarded man of the match status by the Busters side. The Honeys claimed victory over Madigans, Simone de Lacy defeating Lea Chesworth on D16 to win both points and a fifth league win. Ray Green starred for the Honeys gaining three winning doubles but denied a fourth by the useful Karl Cooper on D5. Both de Lacys achieved singles wins, Simone 107, Phil 100 with Tracey Simpson 140 and Green 100, contributing to the Honeys success. The hosts awarded man of the match status to Sonya Cooper for her doubles and singles victories. Tina Kaylor enjoyed a last leg win over Simpson. The Pirates of PB´s played well enough to earn a point when they hosted Breakaways this week. A 3-3 half time score line increased to 4-3 by John Lane on D20 victory looking decidedly promising. Mike Smith 120,125 defeated Gilly Kirby, who had earlier taken out 56 on D11 with husband Terry in the doubles. Sarah Simpson took the ninth leg and fifth for Breakaways, victory now slipping from the Pirates hands. Michelle Lane reversed the trend on D8 in her match against Jay Sharp who was being serenaded by his team mates singing a Jason Donovan (who?) track. It didn’t work but it did for Michelle as the match was now drawn at 5 apiece. Carl Wilson D17 and Mike Smith D9 spoilt the Pirates aspirations for both points. Exite Radio merit table nominations Team Breakaways, Hattons Honeys, Porterhouse Girls Michelle Lane, Sonya Cooper, Bliss Wright, Cynthia Jevons, Simone de Lacy Boys Richard Patterson, Pat Abrams, George Mint, Steph Simpson, John Walker Listen to darts chit chat with Kevin Reardon and Paul Durrant on Exite Radio 89.2 and 93.1FM on Saturday afternoons between 3 and 4 p.m. Paul Durrant, League Chairman


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SAN MIGUEL BOWLS CLUB At the weekend we played our Drawn Valentine's Pairs in glorious sunshine; the final being played between Paula Eason and Dave McEwan against Carl Eagle and Eileen Potts with Carl and Eileen managing to overcome their worthy opponents. Congratulations to them as the oldest Valentines ever to win the trophy. Our photo shows, left to right, Eileen, Dave, Pauline and Carl . Many thanks to John Staden for the photo. Mention must be made of David "Davina" Young, who substituted for a lady at the last minute. He dressed the part and, sorry to say this, David, but you made a sexy substitute. No wonder Noel Davis, your partner, couldn't keep his mind on the game!! On Monday, the Pulsars welcomed the San Luis Trekkers; the points were 6-8 and the winning rinks were Jan Farmer, Paul Thomas and Derek Farmer 16-12; Chris Parsons, Carl Eagle and Ann Eagle 19-8 and Ann Young, Cliff Plaisted and Mal Parsons 14-12. Wednesday's Winter League game, a home tie against Monte Mar, saw San Miguel victorious by 7-5; the winning teams being Reg Cooper, Jo Pering, Stuart Hemmings and Noel Verity 19-10; Peter Masters, Margaret Patterson, Brian Allen and Lee Sinclair 21-12 and a drawn team of Val Collier, Steve Pearson, Drew Gerrard and Chris Collier 14-14. Thursday saw our Federated Fours' team, the Choctaws, playing the visitors from Country Bowls. San Miguel emerged as winners, the winning rinks being Margaret Patterson, Jo Pering, Don Wheatley and Drew Gerrard 20-15; Shirley Verity, Mary Dyer, Sam Russell and Julian Pering 25-12. Our Apaches team played away against Vistabella Vikings. It was a very competitive afternoon, with the Apaches taking the game 6-2, the winning rinks being Chris Parsons, Brian Allen, John Staden and Mal Parsons 22-18; John Marshall, Nancy Campbell, Ann Eagle and Brian Errington 25-9. Bad luck to our third rink, who fought back valiantly, to lose by 1 shot on the last end.

LA MARINA BOWLS CLUB A good week for the Sharks this week winning at home to San Luis Lions on Friday 9 points to 5 the winners were Janet Parsons, Dave Williams skip Bobbie Simms: Kathy Manning, Alex Whyte skip Jim Donnelly: Andy Bartlett, Roy Hart skip Graham Norris and a draw for Margaret McLaughlin, Barry Sadler skip Maureen Kidd. Monday the Explorers travelled to Country Bowls to play the Supernovas coming away with a creditable win 9 points to 5 wins for Kathy Manning, Alex Whyte skip Shirley Hadaway: Linda Vincent, Tom Spencer skip Barry Latham: Jim Dobbins, Margaret Mclaughlin skip Peter Parsons: and draw for Margaret Sadler, Martin Webb skip Dave Williams: Friday the Dolphins had a good 12 points to 2 win at home against Greenland’s Elms, winners being Brian Murray, Martin Butler skip Dave O`Sullivan: Jan Guglery, Derek Shirley skip Dave Gulerly: Jill Allbut, Mike Brain skip John Albutt: Jon Rae, Marg Finlayson skip George Chambers: Margaret Jamieson, Dave Wills skip Bill; Jamieson. Monday saw the Astronauts take on San Miguel Comets at home unfortunately losing this game 4 points to 10 the winners on the day Jon Rae, Jack Chorlton skip Bill Jones: Brenda Brain, Marg Finlayson skip George Chambers: Friday saw the Seagulls make the long trip to La Manga but did not manage to trouble the scores losing badly 0 points to 14. A better results saw our fed fours team play Vistabella Vikings at home winning 6 points to 2 the winning rinks Janet Parsons, Dave Taylor, Peter Parsons skip Dave Hadaway: Kathy Manning, Maureen Kidd, Shirley Hadaway skip John Albutt. Saturday saw the highlight of the week with a Valentine event we had several strange looking ladies and the ladies managed to win the event and receiving a gift before and after the event. The winners were Eva Tucker, Sue Rawlinson, Margaret McLaughlin skip Delphine ( Derek) Shirley I am led to believe a good time was had by all ( some more than others and some of the men were spotted later in the local bars still sporting there dresses. Sunday saw the premier 20 team take on Quesada in the Semi Final, what a close game winning 4 losing 4 and the points being level at the end so we had to go to the singles for a count back and unfortunately we lost by 6 shots. Further information about La Marina Bowls club contact Steve Hindle on 648250035, or see us Facebook.

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The Southern League saw San Miguel Jaguars away to San Luis Lions and, yes, claws were out! In the event, San Luis emerged as victors by 6-8; the winning rinks for San Miguel being Paul Thomas, John Marshall and Peter Whitehall 24-11; Ann Young, Cliff Plaisted and Mal Parsons 14-11; and Jan Farmer, Johnny Raby and John Staden, by a magnificent pick-up of 6 shots on the last end to win 1817. Our Cougars entertained Emerald Isle Cavaliers at home, the winning rink was Frank Scotthern, Meg Brownlee and Mike Bayfield 16-15 and the drawn rink Sheila Errington, Chris Liddicoat and Brian Errington 13-13, the total points being 3-11.

EL RANCHO BOWLS CLUB Monday found both the Pintos and Broncos playing San Luis teams, with both home teams winning by good margins as to be expected. The Pintos were at home to San Luis Vulcans, taking the rinks by 5 to 1 and the total shots by an appreciable margin. Meanwhile the Broncos were away to San Luis Romulans and equally struggled to adjust to the San Luis mat, drawing one rink and losing the others whilst losing the shots by 70-142. In Thursday afternoon’s Fed4s match El Rancho were away to La Marina and took 1 rink to La Marina’s 2. Beryl Styring, Jane Hamill, Irene Mangan Morrice and Stew Hamill 14-19. Jim Gracie, Merv Armstrong, Les Styring and David Whitworth 20-15. Marianne Holtham, Ron Edwards, Carolyn Harris and Alex Morrice 7-31. In the friendly rink Sheila Cooper, June Whitworth, Mike Stone and Mike Smith won 19-18. On Friday The Mustangs entertained La Marina Sharks and had a very close match with both teams taking 3 rinks, whilst Sharks snatched the overall shots by 2 at 105-103. Jim Gracie, Irene Mangan and David Whitworth 17-9. Carol Smith, John Skipper and Stew Hamill 25-16. Beryl Styring, Mike Smith and Les Styring 19-17. Irene Thomson, John Newell and Eddie Thomson 17-19. June Whitworth, Merv Armstrong and Jane Hamill 19-20. Margaret Odell, Brian Taylor and Ron Odell 6-24. Meanwhile The Raiders were away at La Siesta to play the Silvers, on the day The Silvers proved to be too strong and took the rinks by 5 to 1 and also the total shots. Terry Buswell, Ron Edwards and Gary Newson 8-32. Edward Elsam, Graham Day and Geoff Jones 8-15. John Cleal, Mick Ager and Carolyn Harris 12-17. Tony Robinson, Geoff Wright and Margaret Wright 6-34. Tricia Elsam, Rob Clark and Malc Elmore 18-17. Barbara Jones, Richard Needham and Rod Wright 13-20. Sponsored by Caser. For membership details please contact Irene Mangan Marianne Holtham on 966717700 or 966772222.

HORADADA BOWLS CLUB After two good results on the last two Mondays we came down with a bump at home against Monte Mar Toreadors last Monday. We only managed to get four points in a 97 to 101 shot defeat. Our winning rinks were Alan Russell, Bryan Eatough and Ann Allen 22 – 13 and John Goddard, Ian Gillan and Terry Hucknall 26 – 8.John Hurlock rink led all the way through but got pipped over the last two ends. For this weeks Federation 4’s game was at home against Quesada. We drew the match 51 shots each but lost out on points by only gaining three. Well done to Rose Guppy, Roy Collins, Ann Allen and Terry Hucknall 21 – 10. Our Friday match was away at Greenlands when we managed to get four points. Our winning rinks were Yvonne Hurlock, John Simpson and John Hurlock 16 – 11 and Rose Guppy, Jack Linehan and Barry Evans 21 – 16.

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GREENLANDS BOWLS CLUB By Steve Hibberd Loads to report on this week, but let's start with details of the recently completed internal leagues. The Tues Roving Jack was won by Z Wilcock, J Wray & G Inwood, with S Gray, T Lemon & Jim Oliver finishing as runners up. Joan Oliver & John Wray beat Jim Wilcock & Jack Redfern to win the Australian 2-4-2. In the Fed 4s League, our two div 1 teams went head to head. An enthralling match went the way of Bulls, who won on all 3 rinks, but only scraped home on o/s (just 5 superior than the Bears). Bulls winners: B Tomlin, G & C Chapman, T Hill 21-19. S Stead, M Brown, F & M Edwards 18-16. S Heath, S Hibberd, B & L Miller 18-17. Last week, due to an appointment with a night flight to Gatwick (via Liverpool, but that's another story!), I omitted Oaks Southern league div 1 scores. They travelled to Monte Mar, where against the Matadors, these 3 winning rinks earned them 6 points: T Lemon, B Miller, M Thomas 25-12. S Stead, A Toozer, L Miller 25-17. B Tomlin, V Mahomet, B Collins 18-17. More recently, they entertained Horadada Royals, winning on 4 rinks to win 10-4. Well done: S Stead, A Toozer, L Miller 22-11. T Lemon, B Miller, D Greenland 1512. T Hodges, J Westall, L Greenland 36-9. B Tomlin, V Mahomet, B Collins 21-12. After 2 bad results, Elms bounced back in style, beating San Luis Tiger 9-5, as these 4 rinks can testify: S Hibberd, P Tomkins, M Fryatt 21-10. F Tilley, P Lockley, M Edwards 16-11. N Bater, D Fryatt, S Heath 20-18. B Doran, Z & J Wilcock 20-18. Cedars meanwhile, could only muster 2 points from their trip to La Marina, courtesy of this rink: M Hirst, E Merrick, M Kilby 26-6. SABA League roundup now. Maples lost 4-10 at San Miguel against Meteors, thanks to these 2 rinks: D Lawton, S Mahomet, T Hill 2411. B Tomlin, F & M Edwards 19-12. Sycamores continued their good run of results, beating Monte Mar Matadors 10-4. Get in there: N Inwood, G Watt, T Lawton 17-16. P Tomkins, Z & J Wilcock 30-5. M Gray, D Watt, S Gray 16-13. J & J Oliver, G Inwood 16-15. Not to be outdone, Chestnuts also recorded a fine home 9-5 victory over Vistabella Eagles, with these 4 scoring rinks doing the biz: J Thompson, A Butterworth, J Wray 18-13. J Webb, M Dewar, M Kilby 13-12. M Hirst, E Merrick, C Dewar 33-10. P Wray, A Hewitt, J O'Brien 15-15. Finally, in the Totus & Dragon Insurance Saturday Challenge, new bowler Dave Giddings scored an impressive 29 points, earning him a bottle of brandy. Jim Oliver finished runner up, closely followed by Ian Brewster & Val Duchart, with the wooden spoon going to Ken Toy. Commencing 1 March, a 6 monthly prize will be awarded to the most prolific winner of the T & DI Sat Challenge, not forgetting the dreaded wooden spoon!! The trophy will be retained for 6 months (a suitable cup or award given in lieu), then the winners name will be recorded on the trophy, which will be retained in the club. All members and visitors are welcome on Saturdays (9.30 for 10 start), but visitors are NOT eligible to win the new trophy. Sponsored by Totus and Dragon Insurance

MONTE MAR BOWLS CLUB Sponsored by Super Valu Monday 17th Feb, The Matadors were Away to Greenlands Sycamores, Winning on 2 Rinks. Lynne Armitage, Joan Harding, Skip Colin Armitage 25-8. Keith Simpson, Wendy Oxley, Skip Peter Mathews 18-15. Shots, Matadors 92 - Greenlands 102. Points, Matadors 4 - Greenlands 10. Monday 17th Feb, The Toreadors were Away to Horadada Falcons, Winning on 4 Rinks. Sue Bounds, Les Bounds, Skip Danny King 2113. Pauline Woodfine, Jan Gatward, Skip Barrie Woodfine 16-13. Jan Webster, Bill Webster, Skip John Corbet 29-10. Ken White, Dave Thomas, Skip Chris Merry 14-13. Shots, Toreadors 101 - Horadada 97. Points, Toreadors 10 - Horadada 4. Wednesday 19th Feb, MonteMar were Away in the Winter League to San Miguel, Winning on 2 Rinks and Drawing on 1 Rink. Plus Winning the Berleen. Lynne Armitage, Pauline Merry, Chris Merry, Skip Colin Armitage 17-15. Sue Kemp, Wendy Oxley, Danny Kink, Skip Alan Ashberry 15-12. Pauline Woodfine, Janet Gatward, Mike Farrelly, Skip Barrie Woodfine 14-14. Shots, MonteMar 68 - San Miguel 81. Points, MonteMar 5 - San Miguel 7. Berleen, Keith Simpson, Ethal Finan, Ron Campbell, Skip Tony Finan 18-10. Friday 21st Feb, The Matadors were at Home to Top of the table Vistabella Lanzadores, Winning on 4 Rinks. Sue Kemp, Brian Zelin, Skip Alan Ashberry 25-13. Joan Harding, June Young, Skip Bill Young 21-20. Geraldine Fisher, Ethel Finan, Skip Tony Finan 17-14. Rowena Good, Joe Ridley, Skip Diane Ridley 19-13. Shots, Matadors 108 - Vistabella 97. Points, Matadors 10 - Vistabella 4. For further information about MonteMar Bowls And Social Club contact Club Captain Colin Armitage 966619010 ex 01066, or visit our web page www.montemarbowls.com or on Facebook. New members are always welcome.


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Monday started with yet another great performance from the Albatrosses while the Eagles put up a good display but just lost out. The Albatrosses entertained Emerald Isle Moonrakers and strengthened their position at the top of the Discovery Division with a 12 points to 2 victory by 119 shots to 77. Excellent performances came from, Olwyn Ratcliffe, Les Barber and Ian Kenyon, Beryl Regan, Bill Corbishley and Richard Lee, Gail Willshire, Mac Maclean and Fred Willshire, Sheila Cox, Stuart Allman and Brian Dunn and Pat Williamson, Mike Cox and Jenny Bowman. The Eagles made the short trip to Greenlands to take on the Comets and despite a close shots difference of 93 to the Chestnuts 102 this resulted in a 9 points to 5 win to Greenlands. Wins came from Carol Austin, Colleen Money and Andy Leggatt, Jeff Austin, Tony Sambrook and Jeff Neve, while Mo Foulcer, Pauline Rafferty and Sue Mynott weighed in with a draw. Wednesday saw an improved performance from our Winter League team who travelled to Bonalba and came away with an 8 points to 4 victory by 85 shots to 79. Our winning Rinks were Beryl Regan, Sandra

Monday, 24th February, 2014 BY ARTHUR BROWN

Burrows, Ian Kenyon and Maggie Furness, Gail Willshire, Andy Leggatt, Jenny Bowman and Fred Willshire and Diane Harwood, Pauline Rafferty, Jim Harwood and Pat Rafferty. After a great start to the season the Vikings our Fed 4’s team had their second successive disappointing result on Thursday, losing at home to San Miguel by 43 shots to 62 and by 2 points to 6. Our only winners were Sheila Cox, Andy Leggatt, Les Barber and Mike Regan. Things didn’t get any better on Friday as both the Lanzadores and the Conquistadores lost by 10 points to 4. The Conquistadores entertained the Quesada Swifts and lost by 85 shots to 103, our only wins coming from, Leslie Prockter, Ken Savage and Brian Prockter and Doreen Leggatt, Jeff Austin and Jim Harwood. The Lanzadores made the trip to Monte Mar and went down by 97 shots to 108. Wins coming from Gail Willshire, Les Barber and Fred Willshire and Sheila Cox, Dane Howard and Bill Corbishley. We can only hope that the latter part of the week was a blip and not the shape of things to come. Spons by Autos Direct San Miguel & TV Choice

EMERALD ISLE BOWLS CLUB Two games to report in the Fed 4's for EI Leprechauns. The first, on 6 February, was an away game at La Marina with the Leprechauns winning 6 points to 2, 58 shots to 52. On 13 February a home game against San Miguel again resulted in a good win for the home team, 6 points to 2, 59 shots to 44. Guess we are on a roll! Valentines Day saw two teams from the Isle in action. The Cavaliers played a home game against visitors Mazarron Miners. With some rinks very close, the home side came out winners with 99 shots to 95 and 11 points to 3. The second game saw EI Outlaws visit the Raiders at El Rancho, the Raiders taking the game with 11

points to 3, 115 shots to 89. Not a good day for the Outlaws. On 17 February the Moonrakers had a hard game at Vistabella, who look like walking away with the League this season. The Moonrakers were holding their own on the trial ends, then the wheels came off with the home side winning on 5 of the 6 rinks, thus getting 12 points to our 2, and 119 shots to 77. Not a good day for the Moonrakers either. On the same day EI Titans visited San Luis to play the Klingons. However, the short journey didn't help them as the Klingons won 4 of the 6 rinks with a shot difference of 118 to 83 giving them a 10 points to 4 victory.

LA SIESTA BOWLS CLUB SABA Voyager and Enterprise Leagues. 17th Feb The Apollo’s played a morning home game against a very strong Quesada Pearls side but alas didn’t have anything to show for their endeavours. They lost all rinks and not surprisingly the shots 133-71. Score 14-0 Pearls. The Pioneers had another good win this week 8-6 away at the Emerald Isle. Winning teams were, Sheila Millward, Sid Gallup, Ivan Goodsell 25-11, Kathleen Knapp, Vic Moore, Gary Thorpe 24-9, Gill and Ron Sheldon with Peter Knapp 15-13. The overall shot difference was 106-91to Pioneers. The Sputniks. Played a morning home game against the Quesada Diamonds, and had a respectable 10-4 win, winning four rinks and taking the shots 11783. Winners were, Jeanie Clements, John Taylor, Harold Charleton 32-9, Irene Laverick, Alan Barton, Margaret Hunter 23-7, Penny Porter, John Lincoln, John Porter 24-12, and Dawn Taylor Ken Combstock David Laverick 20-11. The Winter League 19th Feb. Today’s visitors were Javea Green. We managed to win on 2 rinks. Jo

BY NORMAN ADCROFT Elkin, Margaret Hunter, Brian Harman & Jean Cooper 28-7: Jean Murphy, Carol Broomfield, Norman Murphy & Sue Jordan 18-10. Result, shots 81-93 and points 4-8 Javea. CBBA Southern League A 21st Feb. The Blues didn’t have a good day in their away game at the Valle Del Sol against the Country Bowls Ramblers only gaining two Points, going down 12-2. Our sole Winning Rink was Ann Heath, Doug Smith with Brian Fraser 28–13. Shots to the Ramblers 128-97. Saturday Hamper 15th Feb. Hilary and John Clarke with John Ball Chicken and Egg Winners 19th Feb. Chicken Derek Pickwick, Wine Mike Burton, Eggs Leon. It is with great sadness that La Siesta B.C. announce the passing of a popular Member of the Club John Owen. John passed away Wednesday afternoon (19th Feb) after a very short illness. A funeral service will be held at La Siesta Church Monday 24th Feb. At 11.00am. John’s family have requested that no one wear black.

COUNTRY BOWLS CLUB Match results for last week starting with the SABA Supernovas who played the La Marina Explorers at home, there were wins on two rinks and a drawn game on another, point scorer's were Andy White, Les Turner & StJohn Broadhurst 16-12. Jo Wright, Alan Perry & John Wright 19-18, the drawn game was from Ben Noke, Jean Turner & Dot Davies 19-19. Captain Kirk's team lost by one shot, unlucky! Overall shots, Supernovas 82 (5) - 129 (9) Explorers. The Fed Fours Clarets were at San Miguel playing the Choctaws and they won on one rink, Harold Morris, Geoff Paylor, Charlie Watkins & Ken Cuthbert won1614 well done you guys! Overall shots, Clarets 43 (2) 59 (6) Choctaws. Southern League Ramblers had another great win this

BY LYNNE BISHOP week, picking up some more wonderful points to climb up the league table! Playing at home against the La Siesta Blues they had wins on five rinks from the teams of Lin Watkins, Geoff Paylor & Gerry Gough 25-9. Jo Wright, John Wright & Ken Cuthbert 20-9. Pat Patton, Charlie Watkins & Brian Patton 29-13. StJohn Broadhurst, Trevor Cox & George Thomson 20-15 and Derek Gunning, Sue & Barry Norris 21-17. Overall shots, Ramblers 128 (12) - 91 (2) Blues. Just hope I can get back into the team next week! Roll up on Tuesday has been cancelled due to the carpet being stretched. That's all for now folks so adios from Ibiza. For info about this club please contact Dave Chaplin Tel. 968 04 1367 or Barry Norris Tel. 968 37 0937

QUESADA BOWLS CLUB By Deidre Leeming Our Saba teams had mixed fortunes this week,, with the Diamonds only managing to win on two rinks at La Siesta, but an enjoyable game. Thanks to the reseves who turned up and played against each other. Better news for the Pearls who had a strong game against La Siesta Apollos where we won on all rinks and took the overall shots. Special mention to our reserves, Nick and Ruth Birch and John Bromley who turned up to support the squad. The Winter League were at home to our Northern friends Benitachell, always a tough game. Another good win for our team winning on four rinks and taking the overall shots. This gives us a significant lead in the League. Well done to our Berleen team who had another great win and enabled us to retain the Cup for the second year. Our Federated 4s squads are still putting in great performances with the Panthers winning on 2 rinks against San Luis Blues, but unfortunately failing to take the overall shots so a 4-4 result leaving us heading the division. Mention must be made of the great trick shot, played by skip Graham Phillips with his last bowl when laying match down, Graham sent his wood with great gusto hitting everything in it's path to take out the opposition bowl and lay 5 shots to win the rink. Well done to our Leopards team who had another great win away at Horadada, leaving us 10 points ahead at the top of the division. This week we are pleased to announce our new Social Club with a comprehensive list of activities for our members throughout the coming months. For more info contact Joe Riley on 96 572 5787 or e mail joediriley@gmail.com.

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SOUTHERN LEAGUE 2013/14 RESULTS AND TABLES FOR FRIDAY 21st FEBRUARY

DIVISION A El Rancho Mustangs Greenlands Oaks La Siesta Blues Montemar Matadors San Luis Lions

103 121 91 108 118

6 10 2 10 8

La Marina Sharks Horadada Royals Country B Ramblers Vbella Lanzadores San Miguel Jaguars

8 4 12 4 6

Vistabella Lanzadores San Luis Lions La Marina Sharks Country B Ramblers San Miguel Jaguars Montemar Matadors Greenlands Oaks La Siesta Blues Horadada Royals El Rancho Mustangs

P 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

W 11 10 8 8 7 6 6 5 5 5

D 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0 1 0

Diff Pts 282 134 156 119 111 114 -14 111 118 110 -65 109 3 103 -117 89 -238 81 -236 80

Greenlands Elms La Marina Seagulls Mazarron Miners Quesada Swallows San Miguel Cougars

99 99 102 163 73

9 12 6 14 3

San Luis Tigers 5 Greenlands Cedars 2 La Marina Dolphins 8 La Manga Crusaders 0 Emerald Isle Cavaliers11

99 95 104 59 120

Emerald Isle Cavaliers La Marina Dolphins Quesada Swallows Mazarron Miners La Marina Seagulls Greenlands Elms San Luis Tigers La Manga Crusaders San Miguel Cougars Greenlands Cedars

P 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15

W 13 10 7 7 7 5 5 7 5 5

D 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 1 0

Diff 309 149 197 -8 -85 -45 -139 -2 -144 -232

Pts 150 123 116 101 101 99 96 94 86 84

96 95 65 103

L 4 5 6 6 6 6 9 10 9 10

O/W F 57 1659 48.5 1577 49 1560 47.5 1516 46 1558 46.5 1521 45.5 1529 40.5 1480 34.5 1426 35 1466

105 81 128 97 96

DIVISION B

L 1 4 7 8 7 8 9 8 9 10

O/W F 61 1663 51.5 1587 49 1660 43.5 1539 43 1489 43.5 1495 43.5 1467 40 1608 38 1449 37 1404

DIVISION C Emerald Isle Claymores 111 Emerald Isle Outlaws 77 La Siesta Silvers 135 Vbella Conquistadores 85

12 4 12 4

San Luis Pumas Montemar Toreadors El Rancho Raiders Quesada Swifts

2 10 2 10

P Quesada Swifts 14 La Siesta Golds 13 San Luis Pumas 13 Montemar Toreadors 13 Emerald Isle Claymores 13 Vbella Conquistadores 13 Emerald Isle Outlaws 14 La Siesta Silvers 14 El Rancho Raiders 13

W 10 11 7 9 6 5 5 3 3

D 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

Diff Pts 250 124 264 118 96 98 50 95 -26 93 -55 88 -84 86 -320 73 -175 59

L 3 2 6 4 7 8 8 11 10

O/W F 53 1537 48 1465 43 1346 39.5 1299 40.5 1310 40 1268 37 1378 34.5 1234 24.5 1250


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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. Seasonal Golf Pricing Well it hardly seems 5 minutes since I was writing the last golf article on the subject of seasonal golf pricing introducing the winter offers. The bad news is that the good times are almost over because as from 1st March 2014 we have the return of the high season price strategy operated by our Spanish golf courses hosts. Love it or hate it but this strategy will continue to be used while tourist golfers continue to pay the higher prices and believe me they are because trying to get a tee time at courses such as Las Colinas, La Finca and Villamartin in the period between 1st March and 30th April 2014 is almost an impossible task. It would appear that Northern European golfers in particular flood to the region in the spring and return north in the summer months. Unfortunately the resident British golfer has to endure higher prices for their golf during this period on an already stretched pension in many cases. There will be a small number of special deals available during this time and we at the Leader will keep you informed of these as they arise BUT for now why not fill your boots until 28th February 2014 with some cheap golf. We at THE LEADER are committed to providing to our golfing readers affordable golf without the need to join a club or apply for a card but simply contact the number below to have instant access to discounted golf prices, many of which are exclusive to us. The deals shown in the table are some of the best currently available to you. Golf Course Alenda Alicante Altorreal Bonalba Corvera La Finca La Peraleja La Marquesa La Serena Las Colinas Las Ramblas Roda Villamartin Vistabella

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For bookings and more information contact Mike at info@costa-blanca-greenfees.com or direct on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 quoting reference LEADER. Golfing Weather Watch Next week looks very much like spring with temperatures in the low to mid 20 degrees with partial cloud but wall to wall sunshine in the middle of the week. Quotation of the week “The British winter has been the wettest since records began” – Tell them something that they don’t know.

SUCINA GOLF SOCIETY Our first of two visits this year to the excellent Las Colinas course. A rather dull start to the day, and rain forecast but luckily this held off for a good day´s golf . Course in excellent condition. Format for this months´ game was again an Individual Stableford, counting towards our “ Player of the Year” 2014. Many congratulations to all our Winners on the day. Our Division winners were:Division 1 - 1st place John Storey 32pts , 2nd place Roger Major 31pts , 3rd place Colin Comber 30pts. Division 2 - 1st place Colin Archer 32pts, 2nd place Brian Kay 31pts, 3rd place Ron McKinley 30pts. Division 3 - 1st place Wayne Harris 36pts, 2nd place Doreen Crowhurst 32pts and 3rd place Trevor Cooling 28pts. Nearest the pins went to: Hole 5 - David Cooper (guest), Hole 7 Andy Harvey, Hole 10, 14 & 17 - John Storey. Our next meeting is at La Serena on Tuesday 18th March ( format Team / 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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IN THE BUNKER WITH ‘MICK THE GRIP’ IN 1937 BING CROSBY was one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and a 2 handicap golfer. To amuse his friends and to support the golf professionals he decided to hold his own pro am golf tournament in San Diego, putting up the $10,000 prize himself, and providing a Clambake afterwards. The first “Crosby Clambake” was won by Sam Snead. The weather was so atrocious that pro golfers still call intermittent squalls and gales ‘Crosby Weather, ’ but it was such a success it became an annual event. The war put the Clambake on hold, but In 1947 Bing revived and expanded it to four rounds played on three courses on the Monterey Peninsula, near San Francisco. His Hollywood golfing buddies all came to his eve of tournament party, with guests like Dean Martin and Bob Hope doing a turn. After that the ‘Clambake’ was shown on TV across America. Naturally, having a bunch of extroverts in front of the cameras meant the golf almost became secondary to the antics. When Johnny Weissmuller lost his ball in a tree he swung from the branches giving a Tarzan yell. Bing’s pro am had become one of the golf events of the year, and it raised millions for charity. Bing died on a golf course in Spain in 1977, and in 1986 the AT&T Corporation took over sponsorship, but his house still overlooks the 13th hole, and to the pro golfing fraternity Pebble Beach will always be ‘The Clambake.’ JIMMY WALKER, who won this month’s Championship at Pebble Beach, credits his recent success to renowned coach Butch Harmon. Walker, 35, has jumped out of the pack and achieved three wins in his past eight starts. He told reporters: “The older you get, the harder it is to make changes, but I decided to go to Butch with a blank slate and listen to his advice, and it’s been good.” LEE WESTWOOD has split with his coach Sean Foley after seven months. Foley, who coaches Tiger Woods, Justin Rose and Hunter Mahan, and has probably got enough on his hands anyway, said: “Lee is a great guy and I really wish him well.” Westwood said: “Sean’s coaching didn’t fit in with what I wanted to do.” Perhaps he should have a chat with Jimmy Walker. WHEN THE ORIGINAL Callaway Big Bertha appeared in 1991

Bing Crosby’s house at Pebble Beach

everyone wanted one, including me. I couldn’t afford it. This month the reborn Big Bertha and it’s big sister the Big Bertha Alpha, was launched. The Big Bertha now features a sliding weight, which can be used to fine tune shots, and an adjustable hosel to alter loft and lie to favour a draw or a fade. Of the two drivers the Big Bertha is aimed at the higher handicap players, the ultra adjustable Alpha at the lower. I still can’t afford it. ($400.) KEVIN STADLER’S WIN at the Phoenix Open (his first PGA Tour title) earned him a spot in the Masters, a tournament his dad Craig won in 1982. The Stadlers will be the first father and son to play in the same Masters. Proud Stadler Senior commented: “I said, ‘When Kevin gets in, that’ll be my final Masters,’ and this will be it.” BUBBA WATSON’S incredible bunker shot into the hole at Riviera reminded me of a good tip: Don’t hit the ball, hit the sand behind the ball. The closer you hit to the ball, the more the ball will spin, so even on the greenside bunker shot, you want to hit the sand first. Remembering this tip I equalled Bubba’s 39 holes with no bogeys. Then I woke up. Until next time: Happy Golfing. Contact Mick for all your regripping and repairs. Tel. 638 859 475.

LO CRISPIN GOLF SOCIETY AT EL PLANTIO GOLF The game at El Plantio was our first major of the year and with a party of 38 members and guests were playing for 'The Claret Jug' so the stakes were high. We had heard varying reports about the state of the course and although they are doing some work to it, it was reasonably good. Some found the palm trees unforgiving and the water difficult to get over but by the end of the day there were plenty of smiles. Those smiling the most were: In first place and winner of the Claret Jug, Sue Smith with 34 points, congratulations. 2nd Danny McErlean with 30 pts. 3rd Norman Potter with 29 pts on countback. 4th Bob Berry with 29 pts. NTPs Scott Blair hole 7, John Dunnion hole 9, Sue Smith hole 12 (in 3 shots) and Brian Lin 2 shots). There were two 2s, Brian Smith and John Dunnion who received €16.50 each. The free game draw was won by Danny McErlean. The presentation took place in the evening at the Lo Crispin Tavern where we enjoyed a meal and were suitable entertained by Woody, who certainly got most people up dancing and singing. Thanks to the Tavern staff who always look after us very well and also to Brian Coultate who organised the evening festivities. On another subject a big thanks go to those who contributed to Mick the Grips sponsored haircut in aid of Reach Out childrens charity, we collected €98.

LA RAMBLAS G.S. We started the week off with 5 clubs and a putter which was played in very difficult conditions. The winner with a very impressive 39 pts was John Wheeler. In second place was Terry Field with 35 pts and third was Annemarie Weisheit with 32pts. On Wednesday we had our second away day of the year at Villa Martin. Scoring was poor in the windy and dry conditions making it difficult to decide which club to use. The top scorer was Benedicte Kruse who won Category One on a count back from Bryan Neal with 31 pts. Phil Herrington had the biggest smile with the only 2 in the 2's club. The full results were: Cat 1. 1st Benedicte Kruse 31 pts (c/b) 2nd. Bryan Neal 31 pts 3rd. Lindsay Forbes 30 pts, Cat 2. 1st. Rod Bryant 28 pts (c/b) 2nd. Mike Mahony 28 pts 3rd. Joyce McClusky 27 pts A big thank you to Carole Wheeler for organising a great day out. On Friday we were greeted by glorious weather conditions and played one of our favourite team games a Dusty Bin 3 - 2 - 1. It turned out to be a very close affair with two teams scoring a fine 84 pts with the victors being decided on a count back. The performance of the day came from Rod Doel who scored a magnificent 40 pts but alas his team also comprising Heinz Lei, Ken Meredith and Lindsay Forbes were the ones beaten on count back. The winners on the day were Carole and John Wheeler, Terry Field and John Robertson.

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Bale’s value alone is about 10 times that of the whole Franjiverde team................PHOTO: PHOTO: www.r ealmadrid.com www.realmadrid.com tant points ahead of the hosts, which means a great game to win for the lately-improving Franjiverdes. In their first season back in the big time after 26 years, thirteenth place with 26 points is as good as it gets in one of the world’s most competitive leagues. Four places below Elche in the bottom three are Valladolid with 22 points, then Rayo Vallecano on 20 and propping up the league are Real Betis with 14. Thirteen games to go… Mucho Elche!

MATCH FISHING REPORTS ABBEY ANGLING We fished the 7th round of the Abbey Angling Cup at Nancy’s on the 18th February. The water level was high covering some of the pegs that had been made, although they are still fishable in your wellies. As the days pass so the mornings are getting lighter making life easier for pegging the match and tackling up etc. The luck is still with Alan Reid as this is the second match he has won in a row, and fishing the bread seems to be the winning method. 1st Alan (The Chairman) Reid with 18.070kg fishing the feeder using bread 2nd Bill (The Master) Reade with 12.590kg fishing the feeder using maggot 3rd Richard (The lion heart) King with 9.080kg fishing the pole using sweet corn All details are available on our website www.abbeyangling.com or from me on 965328368

RODS & REELS The Rods & Reels 7th round of the Spring Series was also fished at Nancy’s on the 19th February. The high water of the day before had run off and along with a match being fished the day before this put the weights down, I drew the winning peg from the day before but only managed just over 5kg. Alan Reid is definitely having a purple patch as this win makes it three in a row, well done. 1st Alan (The Chairman) Reid with 5.91kg fishing the feeder using bread 2nd Terry (Swing em) Screen with 5.61kg fishing the feeder using maggot 3rd Dave (The sweetie man) Hutchinson with 4.56kg fishing the pole using bread There are still some vacancies at the club and if anyone is interested in joining please contact Derek Swann on 966729293 or 603535771. TIGHT LINES, Terry Screen

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BY JOHN ball, however there was no revenge on MCGREGOR Saturday in Spain’s capital for the daylight robbery of all three points back in November in Elche, when Real were mightily lucky to narrowly win 2 – 1 with an unjust Christian Ronaldo penalty in injury time, coming straight after Elche had equalised in the 90th minute. But now in February mighty Real Madrid, with all their wealth, world-wide fame and stratospherically-paid superstars are locked in a tremendous threeway fight for the La Liga title, and all things considered the lads in green from the City of Palms didn’t do badly at all. Two goals came in the last twenty minutes to seal the Franjiverdes fate, the second being a ‘real’ Gareth Bale classic, his 10th of the season. The big Welshman is settling down at the Bernabeu and looks to have a great future ahead: incidentally the great Christian Ronaldo was missing as he served his last game from suspension after being sent off recently against Athletico. For Elche Manuel Herrera retained his place in goal following last week’s injury toTono, and at right back Cisma appeared for Damian Suarez. Albacar returned to captain the side at left back, and in midfield Javi Marquez replaced Carlos Sanchez. Upfront Christian was reduced to the bench with the return from injury of Carles Gil, leaving Manu Moral as the lone striker. The only clear chance in the first 30 minutes fell to French striker Karim Benzema, who forced goalkeeper Herrera into a good save. Real then scored on the half hour by Irramendi with a low shot from the edge of the penalty area following a corner, 1 – 0 at the interval. In the second half Elche’s strong midfield of Rivera, Carles Gil, Ruben Perez and Javi Marquezl were acquitting themselves well, and from one Carles Gil supplied pass Manu’s shot was deflected just wide. At 1 – 0 you always have a chance, but in the seventy-first minute a trademark 30 yard Gareth Bale thunderbolt crashed in off the Elche bar to give goalkeeper Manu Herrera no chance (Bale’s transfer value at €85m is about ten times the value of the whole Franjiverde team). New Real midfielder Isco soon grabbed the third at the near post to seal it: OK, perhaps Herrera could have done better, but for me he is deservedly back as he was an ever-present in last year’s promotion-winning side. Elche coach Fran Escriba quickly made three substitutions in ten minutes around the goals, but nothing changed. For the Franjiverdes to restrict Madrid to only three goals in their own back yard was a reasonable effort, Elche had 42% of the play v 58% for Real. The win makes 15 in 16 games for Real Madrid as Barcelona disastrously crashed out 3 – 1 to fifth-placed Real Sociedad: Los Blancos go clear top with Athletico playing Osasuna on Sunday. Next Saturday evening at the unsociably-ridiculous hour of 10pm Elche entertain Celta Vigo. The visitors are two places and four impor-

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Having beaten Paterna by 2-0 when they met at the Vicente Garcia earlier in the season Torrevieja went into this Sunday lunchtime fixture in buoyant mood at the Estadio Gerardo Salvador, despite the superior position and points tally of their opponents. However with Rafa and Gomez injured, Dani Meseguer out through suspension and keeper Carlos Moreno falling sick on the journey to the game, getting any sort of a result was always going to be an uphill task. Neither Obele nor Rafa were deemed to be fully match fit so they were both consigned to the bench and this really was a Torrevieja team made up of the bare bones. We might have thought that Paterna would compound the Torry misery by throwing everything at their visitors in the opening stages but the game actually got off to a very quiet start. It was not until the 10th minute that either side created any sort of opportunity when, from a Paterna corner, Carlos rose above the Torry defence to head over from close range. With the remainder of the half then largely occupying the midfield, play became somewhat frenetic and scrappy. A number of niggly challenges saw 5 players in the book by half time, Vicente and Micro for Torry, but as the players trotted into the break Carrion in the visitors goal had not had a save to make. Unfortunately the same case was being made at the other end by keeper Xenxo. In contrast the 2nd period started brightly for Torry with a half chance falling to Carrasco in the opening seconds. Unfortunately he wanted too much time and Josefi cleared the danger. The visitors were having a good period with a further opportunity falling to Dani Lucas who hit a fierce low drive just past the upright on 55 minutes. Both Fran and Tello then went close for the home side with Valdeolivas clearing off the line but as play then broke upfield a glancing header from Alexis could have won the points for the visitors as it went agonisingly just the wrong side of the post. The second period was certainly the more entertaining of the two and the draw, probably a fair reflection on how the game went. Next Sunday Torry entertain Villarreal at the Vicente Garcia in a lunchtime kick off.



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