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BUSY EASTER MEANS A BUSY SUMMER

Despite early indications suggesting that the Easter break may have been one of the quietest in some time, the reality of how busy the first main holiday break has been looks set to pave the way for an even better summer. Prior to the start of the weekend, the DGT traffic department had already warned of an anticipated 12 million vehicle movements as residents living inland headed towards coastal towns for the holidays. Across the Valencia region, taking in the Costa Blanca and such hot spots as Benidorm, Torrevieja and Orihuela, the figure was estimated at 1,535,000, half a million of which were in the Alicante province. The figure was quoted as being the quietest since 2005, although anybody who got stuck in the countless traffic jams on the bottle neck of the N-332 in Torrevieja will testify, the reality seemed busier than ever.

Tourists coming from the UK were also expected to be particularly positive in terms of numbers, with an estimated 1.6 million Brits heading out of the UK to Spain, the most popular choice, as well as Turkey, Tunisia and Florida, according to the ABTA assn. Budget airline Easyjet announced that on Friday they were expecting their busiest day in the history of the company, since they were founded in 1995, flying more than 200,000 passengers on 1,400 flights. Alicante-Elche airport had 2,343 flight movements scheduled for the weekend, which implies an increase of 28.2% compared to Easter last year, with the busiest day being Saturday, with around 250 scheduled flights offering nearly 44,000 seats. In an interview this week, Oliver Dörschuck, co-manager at Europe’s leading travel group TUI, which includes popular tourist brands such as First Choice and Thomson, says that “Spain is by far the most important tourist destination for TUI and its clients. Continued on Page 2


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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 1 We are registering an outstanding demand for all the major Spanish destinations for next summer. This means that Spain will repeat its success as tourist destination in 2014, especially Mallorca, which is TUI’s first big destination. Spain is and will continue to be a key destination for us.” It wasn´t just the plane and roads bringing people to the Costa Blanca though, during the course of the next 3 weeks, more than 8,000 cruise passengers will set foot on land at Alicante, aboard 5 ships that will be docking on the 23rd and 24th of April, and the 1st, 2nd and 8th of May, with passengers travelling with Pulmantur, Thomson and Holland America Line. On Good Friday, 2,610 passengers already arrived at the port, on board the Holland America Line cruise ship, MS Nieuw Amsterdam. With her 11 passenger decks and 285 metre length, she was launched in 2009 and entered service in 2013, Nieuw Amsterdam is the company’s 81st ship and the second largest Holland America ship to date. Francesco Balbi, director of operations at the Terminal de Cruceros de Alicante, explained how the port is already geared up to handle such large numbers, with an information point, including health and first aid services, equipment and staff for dealing with passengers of reduced mobility, loading and unloading facilities and links with tourist and travel information and excursion companies to provide every possible facility that a modern cruise passenger my need. The port itself is also set to undergo extensive work during the next ten years, which would allow up to 70 ships per year to dock, increasing the potential number of passengers to 250,000 per year. As for the ever increasingly popular train link, this too was boosted, with 50,000 seats being made available, some 5,000 more than the normal schedule, with many would-be passengers still fininding it difficult to find an available ticket and even some political groups 8000 cruise pax will dock in Alicante in the next 3 weeks

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 calling for an emergency increase in the service to cope with the oversubscribed demand. Collectively, as both domestic and international tourists descended on Spain, the figures for hotel occupancy also suddenly showed signs of significant growth. The Alicante hotel association reported an 80% occupancy figure for the Easter weekend, an 8% increase over last year, provincially. Alicante city has been more popular with international tourists than the Spanish throughout the year, with the exception being the Easter weekend, with the financial crisis being blamed for a drop in customers outside this key time. The Benidorm hotel association HOSBEC were anticipating between 95% and 100% occupancy, with president Antoni Mayor explaining how they were increasingly close to hanging the “Completo” signs on the doors. The British, Belgian and Dutch markets have been particularly good for Benidorm, as well as a fair share of domestic visitors. Torrevieja was looking set to be placed in between those two places, with the Hotel Doña Monse showing a 90% occupancy rate, though most of their guests were Spanish, seemingly not quite managing to reach out to the international tourist sector yet. Translating the visitor numbers into financial figures is the most important element in the sector of course, and so time can only tell how successful the weekend has actually been. We do know however that in January, the Spanish tourist sector recorded a 2.1 billion euro surplus, an increase of 10.5% compared to the same month in 2013, whereas in February, the value was 6.1 billion euro, a similar increase of 9.1% over 2013. The World Travel and Tourism Council has forecast a growth of 2% in the Spanish tourism sector in 2014, whilst the longer term forecast for the second half of the year has been put at over 17 million tourists, again maintaining a 9.6% growth over 2013.

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BEACH WATER QUALITY IS MOSTLY EXCELLENT According to data released by the Valencia government, the region has some of the best quality beaches in Spain, with 90% of all beaches having “excellent” water quality, with a further 5.5% being classed as “good”. As part of the monitoring plan for beaches, Programa de Control de la Calidad de las Zonas de Baño de la Comunitat Valenciana, 197 beaches across the region were checked, from 226 points of reference. According to the data, 95.5% of those beaches registered as

being of particularly high standard in preparation for the 2014 season, representing “the best results obtained so far”. In the Alicante province, 94 beaches were tested, with 93 of them being classed as either “excellent” or “good”, thus totalling 98.9%. As for the province of Castellón, its 46 tested beaches have excellent quality water, but Valencia seemed to let the side down a little, with just 49 of its 57 beaches rating highly, or just 85.9%., although that is one more beach than last year. The aim of the scheme is to verify the quality of bathing water and develop appropriate management of the beaches as a whole to prevent any circumstance that might affect bathing

areas. Monitoring involves the analysis of natural and artificial channels that reach the sea in bathing areas or nearby.


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ALICANTE REMAINS TO P FOR FOREIGN PRO PERTY BUYERS Alicante pr ovince is the biggest area area of interest interest to foreign foreign buyers

Foreign investors in Valencia bought 16,619 properties last year, representing an increase of 17% over 2012, with a value of 1.7 billion euro, an 11% increase on the previous year. The data released by the Ministry of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment also confirms that the Alicante province is the biggest area of interest to foreign buyers, with 13,786 properties sold, with the resale properties fairing particularly well. In financial terms however, Alicante accounts for 87% of the total value of purchases made. In terms of where those buyers come from, Russia is leading the way, having tripled the number of sales since 2009. Buyers from the UK are now in second place, with those from Algeria also showing a particular growth. In 2008 the majority of property purchases made by foreigners were from the United Kingdom, with 40% of all sales, whereas in 2013, this percentage has dropped to 13%. The areas which have increased are the Russian market, up by 13%, the collection of Nordic countries with a 19% increase, Algeria up

9% and buyers from Belgium up 8%. The positive trend has been seen since 2008, where sales rose 25.4% in the first quarter. In the last three months of 2013, that figure rose to 31.4%. Sales to non-residents have seen a bigger increase, with 14.3% in the first quarter of 2008, compared to 36.6% in the last of 2013. In total, during the last quarter of 2013, 33.6% of all homes sold to foreigners in Spain were in the Valencia region, with the second most important location, Andalusia, being responsible for 19.9%. The next key locations in terms of percentage of national sales were Catalu単a with 15.5%, the Canarias with 11.3% and the Balearics with 6.5%. The Ministerial Department plans to hold a meeting in Madrid next month, with businessmen, property agents and estate agencies, among others, in order to introduce initiatives and developments to reactivate the productive activity and employment increase, intent on increasing the use of housing for foreigners.

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ENVIRONMENTAL LAW ENFORCEMENT MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER he environmental protection arm of the Guardia Civil, SEPRONA, or El Servicio de Protecci贸n de la Naturaleza, arrested 431 people and charged another 1,528 during 2013, according to data released by the group. In addition to the arrests, officers also dealt with 102,629 environmental complaints, of which 1,991 constituted criminal offences, the remaining 100,628 covered by administrative legislation.

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Of the 1,959 people who were arrested or charged, 174 of them were for offences against pets, 188 were in connection with forest fires and 72 were in relation to the quality of food. However, the largest propor-

tion of complaints were in connection with the protection of wildlife, with 49,461 of the complaints relating to both domestic and wild animals, as well as inadequate waste management, resulting in 20,102 administrative reports. The number of actions have increased considerably, but the Guardia Civil are putting that largely down to there being more awareness of SEPRONA, and their activities, as well as an increase in citizen participation in reporting potential offences, with postcards, emails and calls adding another 1,000 investigations to the quota. The use of illegal poison and methods were particularly high on the list of actions, with 151 animals having been killed, some by poisoned bait, with 6 people being arrested and charged for this type of activity. The animals most affected were the red kite (Milvus Milvus) and the griffon vulture (Gyps fulvus), with 30 and 13 copies respectively found dead by eating these illegal products. In relation to domestic animals, 3,256 actions relating to the abuse and neglect of pets were carried out, resulting in 234 criminal offenses that led to the arrest of 40 people and the imputation of other 134. Following the previously reported depletion of bird numbers in Torrevieja, the Compromis political group have asked SEPRONA to investigate if any criminal or administrative sanctions can be brought against those responsible for purposely flooding the salt lakes, one of many activities being carried out in the area which is already having a disastrous impact on the natural environment.

TRAPPED DOGS RESCUED BY FIRE CREW As emergency crews across Spain have been kept busy during this busy holiday period, one crew from Valencia performed a miracle rescue this week, at a finca in the town of Ontinyent. The crew were called to rescue two dogs that had fallen into a twelve metre deep pit at the Casa de Chots finca, late in the evening. In a two and a half hour operation that finished just before midnight the crew tirelessly tried to keep the terrified dogs calm, before using ropes to extract them. One of the dogs was rescued using a bucket method on the rope pulley, but the second dog was too big for this procedure, and so one of the fire fighters was lowered down into the hole, and lifted him out by hand, as he and the dog were winched up together.

The dogs were both in good health, no doubt relieved that their ordeal was over, and were left in the care of volunteers at an animal rescue centre, who were also present in the rescue, until a permanent home can be found.

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WORST YEAR ON RECORD FOR CITRUS FRUIT

Spanish citrus growers are facing the worst year on record, as the final stages of their latest crop are coming to a close, with many of them abandoning their crops as uneconomical to harvest.

In the Valencia region, famed for quality oranges and lemons, as well as being the country麓s largest clemantine production area, many crops are lacking in size and colour, resulting in research having to be carried out to try to ascertain the reasons for the poor performance. The Institute of Agricultural Research has already started looking into methods and treatments to find the cause of the problem, as well as finding ways of preventing dryness and poor calcium assimilation. Overall, however, the main factor affecting the crops is one that may seem outside the hands of those researching the problem, unseasonal weather conditions. The mild weather through the last year alone has caused problems with both consumption and demand, resulting in a saturated market where there is too much fruit than the buyer demands, especially during February and March, and prices having to adapt accordingly. Cheaper imports are also having a toll of sales figures, with Spanish clementines shipping for export at around 15 to 20 euro per box, those from Morocco are selling for between 12 and 13 euro. A similar situation affects oranges, with plentiful supply from Egypt pushing process down. The demand for cheaper prices in stores has also led to some of the biggest buyers of fruit also switching to cheaper imports, as can be seen in the number of products on supermarket shelves with origins outside of Spain. Despite some growers abandoning crops, and the belief that the acreage of land for citrus fruits will continue to reduce, there are some growers who are abandoning citrus altogether, diversifying into other fruits, with the kaki being one that is growing in favour with consumers, and a market yet to be depleted by the foreign importers.


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ORIHUELA BEACHES, WALKWAYS AND EASTER CELBRATIONS The Councillor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has explained that the application and award of the contract for the beach bars has been delayed, but, despite them not being able to operate on the beaches during Easter, she is confident that the administrative issues will be resolved within a matter of weeks. Meanwhile, a number of local business owners are expressing their delight at the lack of bars during the first of the busy seasons, as their trade has increased as a result.

Footpath work on the paseo at Cala Capitán has been completed in time for Easter, marking a huge improvement to an area which has appeared run-down for many years. The footpath along the sea front has also finally been completed, as there was a significant gap between the original walkway and the beach access. The remaining features will be added shortly, as the handrails, lights and other street fixtures are due to be delivered not long after the Easter break. Bike parking will also be installed, to encourage the use of a more eco-friendly form of transport.

Despite the lack of beach bars on the Orihuela costa, the town hall has installed toilets on the beaches, and the life guard services were in place for the Easter period, although the contract for the life guards will be terminated and put to tender once again, after the request to withdraw from the commitments of the contract was made by the company, who have provided the service for the last 2 years, on account of them facing bankruptcy proceedings. A meeting will be held on the 24th of April between the Orihuela town hall and representatives of local surfers. The meeting has come about following a protest on the beach, in which a number of surfers challenged the fact that they were being prevented from practising their sports, due to a new sign that was installed on the beach. The councillor of the coast pointed out that this has always been the case and the regulation is not new, in fact the town hall, for the first time, made a concession to allow surfing during certain times of year, when the beaches are quieter, even going against the advice of the police, but the surfers are seemingly now making further demands which cannot be met without being of detriment to the safety and quality standards of the beaches. The new sign, paid for by the tax payer, has since disappeared. Despite a minor delay of around 2 months, the two further pedestrian footbridges being installed on the Orihuela Costa are set to open in the middle of May. Providing a safer passage to pedestrians over the motorway at La Zenia and also near the new school, residents have been calling for the bridges for many years, and will shortly become a reality.

to children who attend. The following weekend, on the 18th, the beaches of Playa la Glea will be taken over for the second annual triathlon event. This will attract athletes from across the country for an event that will not only reaffirm the Orihuela Costa as a sporting location of international standard, it will showcase the area to those taking part, visiting and just watching the event. The Easter celebrations have been seen as a success by the Orihuela town hall, with the tourism department arranging guided tours of a number of areas of historic interest, in order to “supplement” the traditional Easter attractions of the parades, which guides in English having been made available to those wishing to learn more about the culture rich area. Similarly, the bus service laid on by the town hall from the coast to the Good Friday parade was once again a success, as residents and visitors from the coast took a trip to one of the most dramatic events of the Easter calendar.

The councillor for social welfare in Orihuela, Emilio Zaplana, has announced the initial provision of 12,000 euro, which will be shared amongst people in need of help in paying their water supply bill. Aimed specifically at those on low income, the elderly and those caring for the disabled, the application process for the 220 euro grant is open until the 5th of June. May will be dominated by sporting events on the Orihuela Costa, with the annual Decabike event taking place on the 11th of May, whereas sporting chain Decathlon encourage everybody to get involved in an event dedicated to the two-wheel mode of transport, the bicycle. However, this year, roller skates and other selfpropelled forms of wheeled transport will be included, and the police are planning to attend with their children´s training equipment to provide cycling proficiency and road safety information

The stage show Hécuba, scheduled to take place on the 25th of April in Orihuela´s Teatro Circo, has been cancelled after the star of the show, Concha Velasco, has fallen ill and has been operated on for peritonitis. Concha Velasco, full name Concepción Velasco Varona, is a Spanish film actress, theatre actress, singer, and TV presenter, born in Valladolid on November the 29th, 1939.


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ONLY 1% OF CLASSROOMS WILL BE PORTACABINS

The Department of Education in the Valencia regional government has issued a statement explaining how more than 3,000 students across the region are no longer being taught in prefabricated, portable classrooms, and are now educated in purpose built school buildings. The announcement was made after a commitment given by the government to eliminate 75% of this type of “portacabin” school by the end of the current administration. The spokesperson for the department, María José Català, explained that during 2013, 329 temporary classrooms were eliminated, thanks to the construction of five new schools, including the CEIP Acequión en Torrevieja, and before the end of the term, another 14 schools will be completed, including the long awaited school on the Orihuela Costa,

thus eliminating a further 300 temporary classes, with the overall aim, by the end of this legislative period, being just 1.2% of classrooms operating from portacabins. The total investment in educational infrastructure for 2014 is 47 million euro, from which more than 28 million will be allocated for the building of 14 new schools and 9 million for completion of those which are underway. The Government of Valencia has built 27 new schools across the three provinces of the region since the beginning of their administrative term, which involves an investment of over 100 million euro. A total of 11 new schools are in Alicante, the same number in Valencia and 5 in Castellón. From those schools, there have been 103 infant classrooms completed, which must include the infant school on the Orihuela Costa which has so far not been necessary, 175 primary classrooms and 46 secondary school classrooms, plus 14 for higher education and an additional 3 for vocational training.

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ORIHUELA SUMMER SCHOOL OPEN FOR REGISTRATION The Orihuela Costa municipal sports centre has launched this year´s summer school program, aimed at highlighting some of the events that will be available throughout the summer to those visitors and residents who may be currently enjoying the Easter break. The 2014 Summer School will begin in the last week of June and end in the first of September, with entrants able to take part for the entire duration of the program, or just for a single day, as well as subscriptions for weekly, fortnightly and monthly attendance. Targeting the 4 to 14 years of age group, the sessions will be open from 08:30 until 16:30, and are aimed at easing the strain on those parents who may have to work during the summer holidays, whilst offering educational, informative and fun sessions for the children. Professional tuition will be included in all of the sporting activities on offer, as well as the opportunity to take part in a wide range of events such as basketball , handball , volleyball, soccer, swimming and tennis, as well as an equally divers range of practical workshops tackling such subjects as clay, keychain, magnet and metal crafts, nature, environmental and recycling workshops, all accompanied by a review which can also be used to help boost the school reports. A wide range of fun events are also included, not only the standard sporting activities, offering the opportunity for the children to take part in some of the more unusual events and pastimes too, such as archery, for example.

As all of the monitors who will be supervising the activities are in possession of the diploma of their training and coordinated by graduates in Physical Education, the safety and quality of the school is exceptional, and recruitment is now open. For more information, you can visit the CDM on the Orihuela Costa, visit their website, www.cdmorihuelacosta.com, or on their Facebook page, cdmorihuelacosta, or by telephoning 965 503 915.


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CONFUSION OVER TORREVIEJA CYCLE STREETS hen Torrevieja council launched their new cycle lanes network to run through the city, it would appear that the actual plans as to how this would work in some places were omitted from the presentation, with many residents now questioning the appearance of unusual looking street signs in the city centre. Since 2011, the town hall had been promoting their intention to create a dedicated network of paths for bikes, which would run from the sports city through the streets in the centre, the first time this dedication to green transport had been made, but the 100,000 euro project has done no such thing in many of the places considered to be the most dangerous by cyclists. The signs which have appeared on some of the streets indicate both a 30 kilometre per hour limit, and a pictogram of a cycle. It would appear that on certain roads where the bike passage was planned, it would have been impossible to create separate lanes, as this would have required the removal of parking places for cars. So, the solution on these roads is the creation of “Cycle Streets”, where bikes and cars same the same space and travel along the same route. Or, a normal road, as most of us would consider it. The cyclists who have commented have expressed their concerns already, as this does not in any way offer any kind of additional protection, or incentive, as the bikes still have to cross countless dangerous intersections, and my mixing with the traffic in the busy centre of the city, as well as pedestrians, is the opposite of what was supposed to occur. As for the speed limit, as the streets are frequently congested with cars anyway, the natural flow of traffic is often slower than

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that anyway, and is therefore also seen as nothing more than a feeble attempt to try to mask the fact that the glory of the intended dedicated routes was once more premature. The “Cycle Street” concept is not a new one, in fact there are already routes present in places such as Alicante, but the concerns now are after the way in which the route was presented and the promises perceived by those who were looking forward to a safer transit, as this project does not seem to offer any of the protection promised during that wave of publicity that followed the presentation by the government team.

TORREVIEJA TO PAY HALF A MILLION EURO OVERTIME Despite previously praising themselves on the savings made through staffing costs, in the next plenary session of the Torrevieja town hall, it is expected that the council will approve a half a million euro payment, which has so far not been budgeted for, to enable them to pay 535,000 euro in overtime to town hall staff. However, one of the more shocking revelations that has come from the plans to approve the payment, is that more than half of the bill, 266,772.17 euro, is to be shared between just 35 of their staff of 600. One single person alone, who is responsible for municipal contracts, is set to receive 17,881 euro in overtime, along with 7,000 euro for a secretary. When it is considered that the current minimum wage in Spain stands at just under 10,000 euro per year, this overtime bill alone could have easily paid for an additional 26 workers to carry out the tasks covered by those individuals now set to receive such incredible boosts to their pay packet from the municipal funds. That said, the agreement to make the payment may well smooth relationships with the local police a little, as the largest collective group who will be receiving their overtime is them, with 12 officers set to receive payments ranging from between 5,041 euro and 12,300 euro, including the chief of police, Manuel Antonio López Vera, his son,

who is also a serving officer, three members of the GRO task force, and other officers. The payment schedule is currently in the hands of a financial committee for review and approval before being presented to the town hall, with the ruling PP expected to approve the payment. It should also be noted that there are also a small group of town hall workers who have taken the decision to save the public funds from this additional financial burden, by waiving their overtime payment in exchange for time off in lieu.

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CAMPAIGN TO GET DOG BEACH IN TORREVIEJA

Becoming an ever increasing phenomenon in Spain, the concept of dog-friendly beaches may soon become a reality in Torrevieja, with the PSOE councillor, Dora Fernández, leading a campaign to try to have a beach on the coast of the city dedicated for use by dogs and their human companions. A petition was started a short while ago, canvassing opinion on whether this would be a welcome addition to the beaches of Torrevieja, already collecting around 1,400 signatures in support. According to Fernández, “more and more municipalities are encouraged and enabling a piece of beach that dog owners can attend with their pets. They are cities that are committed to the new demands of citizens who want more modern and tolerant beaches for themselves and their pets, integrating them into harmonious city life”. The socialist group believes that as Torrevieja is both a city of rich touristic value, where over half of the population are foreign, it is those immigrants who are often most committed to their pets, and is convinced that the move would be welcomed. Coastal towns around Spain including Mijas, Fuengirola, el Campello, Gandía, Tarragona and Tenerife all have beaches for dogs already, and Orihuela have also started looking into the possibility on their shoreline, to further enhance the facilities already plans for the animal loving population. The socialists are now pushing for the project to become a reality as early as this summer, but also say that they will continue to encourage registration on the petition, and will continue to fight for what they see as the next important development in opening up the beaches to all.


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‘Twitters from the Atlantic’ By Barrie Mahoney that makes the difference. In short, you need guts to be a successful expat.

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.

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

You are so lucky! A reality check. I was recently asked to speak at a meeting for expats. It was one of those question and answer forums, which provided the opportunity for established expats to bare their souls about things that they both liked and disliked in their new lives, as well as providing an opportunity for newly arrived expats to learn something from the experiences of others. I was struck by a comment from one lady who made the point that she both hated, as well as felt guilty, whenever her friends and family in the UK, made the comment that, “You are just so lucky…” Judging from the nods and murmurs of approval from others around her, she had made a point that many others also recognised. I certainly do, and it is a comment that also irritates me. In my experience, we create our own good fortune in life, and I can think of very few expats who have not worked hard to create a new life for themselves in another country. The thoughts of moving to another country in the sunshine, when peering out of the window to endless rain and fog and surrounded by floods, is understandably appealing. However, many ‘would be’ expats forget the downsides of not being in a country that speaks the same language, the significant differences in customs and traditions, as well as dealing with legal and financial systems that may seem unnecessarily complicated to the newly arrived expat. Many expats that I know are involved for years in fighting legal and property disputes with their neighbours, town halls or property developers. Of course, many problems stem from not understanding the language and culture, as well as the legal traditions of their new country, and being

swept along by the idea of starting a new life in the sun. When I worked as a reporter in the Costa Blanca, my colleagues and I often commented in despair that when Brits left the UK, many left their brains at home. So many expats seemed to get themselves into dangerous legal and financial situations that they would not have considered in their home country. Maybe it is the effects of the heady combination of too much sunshine, as well as gin and tonics that are at the root of the problem. However, back to the meeting… Homesickness and missing family and friends, British food and British television were all some of the predictable responses to questions asked about what expats miss most. Interestingly, those expats who seemed to have settled best of all in their adopted country were those that had made an effort to learn the language, those who worked or were involved in local community or charity work, as well as those who had a sensitivity and interest in the local culture and traditions. It was very easy to spot less successful expats who began most sentences with “When we lived in Preston, we used to…” or “Why don’t the Spanish do it in the same way we used to in the UK?” Indeed, the first rule of being a successful expat is, as tempting as it might be, to forget comparisons with your home country. Accept things as they are and try to work with them, rather than to fight against them. Are we lucky? One thing became very clear from this meeting of expats; nothing is handed over on a plate; it is not luck, but courage


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ITV PRICE CUT IN VALENCIA

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DON’T TAKE CHANCES WHEN DISPOSING OF YOUR VEHICLE

The government of Valencia has approved a decrease in the cost of the Inspección Técnica de Vehículos, or ITV, slashing 17.1% off the cost of a standard vehicle inspection, and 18.3% off that for a diesel passenger car. As a result, the cost of the mandatory certification equivalent to the UK M.O.T. has dropped by 2.48 euro for most vehicles, by 2.75 euro for diesels, with reductions also for noise and emission tests. In addition to the reduction, the government has also standardised costs for the likes of quads, ATVs and camper vehicles, which were not specifically dealt with previously. The Valencia region has contracted seven companies to complete the ITV test, who have been operating since 1997. In the past, many motorists have taken their vehicles to other regions for a cheaper test, meaning that Valencia had been missing out. This price change brings the region closer to the price of its neighbours.

Bradley Brakers situated on the Industrial Estate in Los Montesinos. Established in Spain for 10 years. Bradley Brakers specialises in scrapping vehicles from all countries. Once the vehicle has been scrapped all documents are issued including the baja and certificate of destruction which normally takes around 30 working days to complete. They also sell second hand parts from complete engines, gearboxes, starter motors, alternators to headlights, wing mirrors etc. Bradley Brakers are a friendly team that have 3 recovery vehicles constantly on the road. The team speak various languages, Spanish, English, French, Portugese & German. Bradley Brakers will travel from Murcia through to Denia, Javea to collect any vehicle. Recovery vehicles are also available to offer breakdown services. Bradley Brakers also buy and sell second hand cars, give them all call to see what they have available. Rental cars are available for hire from 10euros a day. Open Monday to Friday 9.00 to 14.00 then 15.30 to 19.30 Saturdays 9.00 to 14.00. Closed National holidays and Bank holidays. Telephone 966 720 880 or 608 848 332. Whatsapp 692 190 880


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EXPECTANT MUMS TAKE TO THE WATER he department of health in the town halls of Torrevieja and Pilar de la Horadada have embarked on a campaign of water based activities and exercise workshops, aimed at avoiding complications in childbirth. The objective of the initiative is to develop a healthy program of comprehensive training for pregnant women through a method known as AIPAP, generally considered as pelvic floor exercises done in the water. Studies sug-

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gest that by adopting the methods explained in AIPAP, there is a decrease in the likelihood of caesarean and instrumental delivery. Furthermore, recent studies collected by the American Association of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists suggest that exercise during pregnancy produces benefits that reduce weight gain and fat deposition, mental and physical state and result in fewer complications during labour. Noelia Rodríguez, Supervisor of the Department of

Comprehensive Care for Women and Child Health in Torrevieja, says that the methods “improve the recovery of the mothers after childbirth and breastfeeding is improved”. In addition, “babies are born with less body fat, which in turn avoids the problem of childhood obesity”, as well as other health benefits, including the “psychological preparation, monitoring, support and good birth control, and having the necessary skills, attitudes and necessary biomechanics that are critical to a successful delivery”. The workshops take place in Torrevieja Wednesday from 10:00 to 12:30 in the Infanta Cristina swimming pools, whereas in Pilar de la Horadada, the course runs on a Friday from 12:30 to 14:00 in the pool at the sports centre. More information and enrolment can be done through the midwifery service at both health centres, with a tailored plan being provided to maximise the needs of each expectant mother.

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BEARING THE WEIGHT OF THE EASTER PROCESSIONS As the biggest part of the Easter celebrations drew to a close, it is hoped that those involved in carrying the huge floats through the streets of Costa Blanca towns would suffer fewer injuries this year, thanks to a proactive campaign by the Physiotherapy Unit of the hospitals at Torrevieja and Vinalopó. All too aware of the countless problems suffered by the cofrades and costaleros, professionals from the physiotherapy department embarked on a tour of many of the groups, offering practical advice and exercise plans to show those who carry the burden of weight how stretching and mobility before and after the processions and during the relay, can minimise long term damage. Much like professional sports people, a “warm-up”

is crucial in order to strengthen the muscles of the legs, back and the abdomen, with experts recommending the use of protective supports in areas most susceptible to injury, such as support bandages or girdles, looking straight ahead and avoiding the increased curvature of the neck and spine. The advice was also to drink plenty of water or sports drinks during any physical effort and wear comfortable and flexible shoes, without heels, thus distributing the weight evenly on the foot. Post-procession exercises were also included in the advice, such as stretching the back and lower limbs to achieve greater relaxation. However, if you were involved and feel any kind of pain, the overall advice is that if symptoms persist longer than three days, it is important to see your physiotherapist for an initial assessment and treatment.


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Joseph Ribkoff Fashion Show at Looking Good Boutique 25th April 12 noon Looking Good Boutique are bringing you their biggest ever Joseph Ribkoff Fashion Show this coming Friday at 12 noon. Joseph Ribkoff's reputation is founded on the innovative versatility, affordability and quality of its collections, in addition to its unparalleled excellence in customer service. Amid a period of steady growth, Joseph Ribkoff continues to confirm that it is possible to produce more than 55 international markets. As a recent entrepreneur, Joseph Ribkoff launched his first collection in 1957, a time when women's fashion was undergoing a complete revolution. All clothes are designed, made and produced in Canada (Dorval, Quebec), a feat in the world of fashion today. Today, Joseph Ribkoff proudly stands as one of the leading exporters of the Canadian fashion industry. This year’s Spring/Summer Collection is vibrant, beautiful and versatile – each outfit could be worn both day and night. So call now on 966 760 479 to reserve your seat and watch the beauty of this year’s latest Joseph Ribkoff Collection at the Looking Good Boutique, La Zenia.

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YOUR VOTE COUNTS MAKE SURE YOU ARE REGISTERED The electoral list for the European Parliament elections Iis now closed for registration but you still have plenty of time to make sure your name is on the list for the Spanish Local elections which will be held in spring 2015. Many members of the non Spanish community resident along the coast still feel that they should stay out of Spanish politics even though they are living here in Spain, pay their taxes and local taxes here in Spain and are directly influenced in their daily lives by the decisions made by the local councillors who serve their area. Gone are the days when the huge ex-pat population should think of themselves as visitors. Those people who have taken up residency here in Spain have shown that they are full members of the local community where they are living. Along with residency come the obligations of paying taxes to help provide the services that all people who live here, whether Spanish or non Spanish are entitled to. If the non Spanish population financially contribute to the community through local and national taxes then they have even more right in voicing their opinions about how that money should be spent, especially on the local level. Orihuela Costa has some very distinct features that have historically meant that decisions made about spending patterns within the Orihuela Municipality have favoured the mainly Spanish inhabitants of Orihuela City itself and the many small villages found inland to the disadvantage of the coastal resident. One of the most distinctive features of Orihuela Costa is that well over 80% of its inhabitants are non Spanish. Another feature of Orihuela Costa is that this is the area that has seen the greatest growth in population anywhere within the Orihuela area. No other area within Orihuela has seen so much growth in economic activity, clearly dominated by house building, tourism in all its aspects and retail. There can be no denying that the wealth creation centre of Orihuela is decidedly based along the coastal margin. However, it is equally valid to state that this is not and never has been evident in the spending patterns of the Orihuela Municipal Council who have used and abused the inhabitants of Orihuela Costa and have decidedly used revenue

received from this area to improve the lives of people living over thirty kilometres away whilst totally neglecting and negating the needs and well being the coastal resident. It is normally true that all town council spending whether here in Spain or back in the home countries of many ex-pat inhabitants attempts to ensure that areas that are more deprived than others have access to equal level of services as more affluent areas. Normally councillors attempt to ensure that there is fairness in the provision and delivery of council based services throughout their municipality. However this is not at all the case here on Orihuela Costa. Whilst Orihuela Costa may be the most economically productive region is within Orihuela it is by far the most deprived in terms of necessary and needed public services. Your vote matters in local elections! These elections have a direct impact on spending patterns within a municipal area and the councillors who are elected are responsible in making decisions about what facilities and services the area you live in receives. When there are so few councillors who represent Orihuela Costa is it surprising that spending always goes to Orihuela City and the small villages. You can help change this situation.

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CAMPOVERDE THEATRE GROUP DONATE 250 EURO TO ‘REACH OUT’ Campoverde Theatre Group were delighted to present further funds to another worthwhile charity from the proceeds of their February pantomime Robinson Crusoe.

This time Reach Out of Torrevieja were presented with a cheque to the value 250€ to help them provide for the many needy families who use their services. Some of the members of Campoverde Theatre Group were shown the various aspects of the work of this very special charity and everyone was impressed with the help provided by Reach Out to people and families in need in this time of crisis. Karolina of Reach Our detailed the way all donations to the charity contribute towards supporting very needy and destitute families that have no other form of support. Presently Campoverde Theatre Group is in rehearsals for their next production, I’m Free, which is their musical take on that popular television sitcom Are You Being Served? Rehearsals are at an early stage, and some key roles still need to be filled, namely Mr Lucas and male customers. Also chorus places are available for those who just want to sing. Back stage help is also required. So if you have ever wanted to get involved with any aspect of drama, either on stage or behind the scenes, come along to the Community Centre, Blue Lagoon on Monday and Wednesday afternoons. We are a friendly and fun group who always welcomes new members. Contact Jan on 645759068 or Tony on 96 618 2415 for more details.


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Gold Wanted ! Peter Hughes has over 30 years experience in the precious metal and gemstone jewellery industry and has a wealth of knowledge and experience to help you when it comes to selling your jewellery.

Peter was originally a wholesaler in the industry supplying the main names in the trade including Tiffanys. He has worked and travelled exstensively throughout Europe and South Africa – the heart of the diamond industry. Peter is a member of the National Association of Goldsmiths in London and although he no longer has his retail units in the United Kingdom, following his successful move to Spain, the shops remain in the family and his son still has a jewellery shop in Berkshire to continue the family name. As well as selling and retailing in all aspects of jewellery , Peter also has his own hallmark – RFJ – which is patented in the United Kingdom and still today you can see jewellery that Peter has designed over the years with his hallmark stamped on the back. So, as you can tell Peter brings a wealth of experience to the business and is a pleasure to meet. You

will feel in totally safe and cap[able hands when you meet with him to discuss the value of your precious jewellery. Peter always meets with you in a place of your own choice – home or out and always suggest that you bring along a friend whose opinion you value. There is no pressure – just pure , good, clean advice and Peter keeps his overheads to the bare minimum so he can pass on the best price to you – so you know you will be getting the very best value for money. And, unlike most in the business, Peter will buy with stones, especially if they are resellable and he will not just give you the scrap price for the metal. I have met Peter on numerous occasions and, if I wanted to sell any of my jewellery, I would trust Peter implicitly and I would know that he would give me the best value for my precious memories. So call Peter now on 664 890 990 and feel safe in his hands, with your jewellery.


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a brutal blast from the past. Meanwhile, Arthur has some big decisions to make as he plays with the big boys of neurosurgery - and has Mo passed up the opportunity of a lifetime? 22:00 Jamaica Inn. Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel. When Mary suspects her uncle of murder, she confides in the local vicar, Francis Davey. Escaping some difficult home truths, Mary goes on a secret outing with Jem. Her return to Jamaica Inn is met with an unpleasant surprise. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:30 BBC Regional News. 23:40 Life and Death Row. Judgement. Episode 2. Following the trial of 26-year-old Guy Heinze Jr, with remarkable access to the jury members charged with reaching a verdict on allegations that Heinze beat his father and seven members of his family to death. As the trial progresses, there is legal manoeuvring while evidence about the brutal killings unfolds. 01:00 The Guess List. Rob Brydon hosts a new

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23rd April 07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Helicopter Heroes. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 12:45 Saints and Scroungers. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Perfection. 15:30 Escape to the Country. 16:30 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 17:15 Flog It. 18:15 Pointless. 19:00 BBC News at Six. 19:30 BBC Regional News. 20:00 The One Show. Presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. 21:00 MasterChef. The final week of heats begins. Six more amateur cooks have just one hour to dazzle the judges with one plate of food that shows just what they can do. They then face the infamous invention test. This time, sweet ingredients include rhubarb, pomegranate and puff pastry, while the savoury box contains pollock, sausages and capers. Two amateurs are sent home, and the four remaining cooks must cook an impressive menu for some special guests from the show’s past. At the end of this, John and Gregg will select two cooks to take the next step in the competition and go through to the week’s quarter-final. 22:00 Jamaica Inn. Period drama based on Daphne du Maurier’s gothic novel. The net tightens on the smugglers. Jem begs Joss to give up his anonymous superior. Mary struggles to know who to trust, and learns too late the true danger she is facing. Will Jem get to her in time? 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 A Question of Sport. Sue Barker asks the questions with regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell joined by cricketer Michael Carberry, world champion swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann and Winter Olympic silver medal-winning curler David Murdoch. 00:05 Room 101. Extra Storage. Extended edition of Room 101. Frank Skinner with guests Richard Osman, Joan Bakewell and Roisin Conaty. 00:45 Film - The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (15). 02:20 Weatherview. 02:25 BBC News. BBC 2 05:10 This is BBC Two. 07:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 08:45 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 09:30 Antiques

Roadshow. 10:30 Great British Railway Journeys. 11:00 World Championship Snooker. 13:00 The Great British Bake Off Masterclass. 14:00 World Championship Snooker. 18:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament by the UK Independence Party. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Escape to the Continent. 20:30 Great British Menu. 21:00 Under Offer: Estate Agents on the Job. 22:00 Ian Hislop’s Olden Days. 23:00 Happy Birthday BBC Two. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 World Championship Snooker Highlights. 01:10 World Championship Snooker - Extra. 03:10 Border Country: The Story of Britain’s Lost Middleland. 04:10 This is BBC Two. ITV 04:45 ITV Nightscreen. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Daybreak. 09:30 Lorraine. 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 11:30 This Morning. 12:25 ITV News. 12:30 This Morning. 13:30 Loose Women. 14:30 ITV News and Weather. 15:00 Storage Hoarders. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:25 Party Election Broadcast by the UK Independence Party. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. James stands to lose more than just money when 10,000 pounds goes missing. Zak’s health suffers when Belle insists on pleading guilty. Finn ups the stakes by stealing Declan’s identity. 20:30 Coronation Street. Can Leanne resist Kal for much longer? Steve tells a worried Tina a few home truths. Smitten Tracy makes Rob an offer. 21:00 Big Star’s Little Star. Three celebrities share the stage with some brand new co-stars - their own children. Playing for charity, the guests hope to get their hands on a possible jackpot of 15,000 pounds. 22:00 Law and Order: UK. Hard Stop. Series 8, episode 7. When a spate of shootings claims one of Ronnie and Joe’s own colleagues, the pair are left with little time to grieve - they must catch the killer before he or she moves on to the next person on the hit list. The next likely victim seems to be Henry Sharpe, head of the Crown Prosecution Service, but gradually the link between all the targets becomes clear. The connection is Mark Glendon, who has been in prison after being convicted of the murder of his wife four years previously. Although Glendon is still in custody, his case has been reopened for a retrial. The police face an uphill struggle to find any leads implicating Glendon

in the shootings. With the new trial already underway, the race is on to catch the killer before the jury deliver their verdict. 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 Paul O’Grady’s Animal Orphans. Final programme in a three-part series in which Paul O’Grady visits Zambia and South Africa on the trail of young orphaned animals. 00:35 Baboons with Bill Bailey. Fatal Attraction. Episode 3. The male baboons of the Smitz troop must go on the defensive to protect their land and families from Jimmy, an aggressive intruder. There is also a stranger making moves on the Tokai troop, but Clint’s approach is worlds apart. While Jimmy bares his teeth, Clint tries gentler tactics, sitting slumped with his head down - but will the pacifist approach work with the Tokai troop’s leader, Danny? 01:05 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:45 ITV Nightscreen.

Milkshake Monkey. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas. 10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Police Interceptors. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:15 Film - A Deadly Encounter (12). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 Newstalk Live. 19:55 Party Election Broadcast. 20:00 Benidorm ER. 21:00 Killing Spree. 22:00 NCIS. 23:00 Castle. 00:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 00:55 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. 01:45 True Crimes: The First 72 Hours. 02:10 Super Casino. 04:10 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. 05:00 House Doctor. 05:20 House Doctor. 05:45 Great Scientists.

Channel 4 05:45 River Cottage Bites. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 Will and Grace. 08:10 According to Jim. 08:35 King of Queens. 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 10:00 Frasier. 10:30 Frasier. 11:00 Undercover Boss USA. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary. 13:05 Come Dine with Me. 13:35 Come Dine with Me. 14:05 Come Dine with Me. 14:40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Fifteen to One. 18:30 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 Secret Eaters. 22:00 How to Get a Council House. 23:00 Derek. 23:30 Game Face. 00:00 Jimmy Carr: Telling Jokes. 01:00 Random Acts. 01:05 Music Nation. 01:35 Film - The Savages (12). 03:30 Film - Brighton Rock (PG). 05:10 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. Channel 5 05:45 Great Scientists. 06:10 Wildlife SOS. 06:35 Wildlife SOS. 07:00 Bananas in Pyjamas. 07:10 Igam Ogam. 07:20 Fireman Sam. 07:35 The Wotwots. 07:45 Peppa Pig. 07:50 Family. 08:00 Little Princess. 08:10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 08:20 The Mr. Men Show. 08:35 Thomas and Friends. 08:50 Noddy in Toyland. 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:20 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:30

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08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 My Generation with Gary Jackson. 13:00 Power Anthems with Paul Baker, 14:00 Death comes to Pym - Lord Peter Wimsey Ep 6 of 6 15:00 Father Brown Mistery - The Mistake of the Machine 16:00 Supersonic 70´s with Geoff Dorsett, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, Just a Minute with Nicholas Parsons 20:00 Drama at 8, Looks Like Rain by Jimmy Chinn - Ep 1 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Valley of the Dolls. Episode 13 of 15 23:00 Classical Nights,

Wednesday, 23rd April, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Comedian, TV presenter and King of the Jungle,it’s Joe Pasquale. 18.05 The Wedding Show – The start of a series. 18.15 Bite Size – The Santa Pola solemn Semana Santa parade. 18.30 Let’s Talk Special – with Julia Grant. 19.00 Jerry Lane at the Benidorm Palace with guests. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

24th april

07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Helicopter Heroes. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 12:45 Saints and Scroungers. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Perfection. 15:30 Escape to the Country. 16:30 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 17:15 Flog It. 18:15 Pointless. 19:00 BBC News at Six. 19:30 BBC Regional News. 20:00 The One Show. Presented by Matt Baker and Alex Jones. 20:30 EastEnders. Furious with Cindy, Ian makes a drastic decision. When he finds it difficult to talk to his dad, Peter leans on an old friend. Denise is shocked when she learns the truth. 21:00 MasterChef. The final week continues. First, the contestants are asked to choose between two sealed boxes of ingredients. This time round, sweet ingredients include pineapple, white chocolate and digestive biscuits, while the savoury box contains a saddle of rabbit, smoked haddock and bacon rashers. Two amateurs are sent home, and the four remaining cooks must cook an impressive menu for some special guests from the show’s past. At the end of this, John and Gregg will select two cooks to take the next step in the competition and go through to the quarter-final. 22:00 Parking Mad. Documentary series about the world of parking, following the work of those in the public and private parking sectors and telling the stories of motorists involved in parking disputes. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 Life and Death Row. Crisis Stage. Episode 3. The final Film of the series follows 25-year-old legal student Kelly Hickman as she attempts to save two of the young killers facing execution in America. 00:35 Film - Two for the Money (15). 02:30 Holiday Weatherview. 02:35 BBC News. BBC 2 04:10 This is BBC Two. 07:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 08:45 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 09:30 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 10:15 Gardeners’ World. 10:45 Lifeline. 10:55 Animal Park. 11:55 Film - Duel in the Sun (PG). 14:00 World Championship Snooker. 18:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament by the Labour Party. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30

Escape to the Continent. 20:30 Great British Menu. 21:00 Digby Jones: The New Troubleshooter. 22:00 Protecting Our Parents. 23:00 Happy Birthday BBC Two. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 World Championship Snooker Highlights. 01:10 World Championship Snooker - Extra. 03:10 Border Country: The Story of Britain’s Lost Middleland. 04:10 This is BBC Two. ITV 04:45 ITV Nightscreen. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Daybreak. 09:30 Lorraine. 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 11:30 This Morning. 12:25 ITV News. 12:30 This Morning. 13:30 Loose Women. 14:30 ITV News and Weather. 15:00 Storage Hoarders. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:25 Party Election Broadcast by the Labour Party. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. Cain puts Belle in greater jeopardy on the day of her plea hearing. Moira shows James no mercy over the missing money. Debbie is irked by Pete’s familiarity. 20:30 Tonight. Man Versus Machine. Experts predict that by 2030 more than a third of jobs will be at risk of being replaced by machines. Paul Davies looks at the growth of robotics and computer technology in the workplace and investigates the challenges workers in all sectors face from machines in the future. 21:00 Emmerdale. The Dingles panic as Belle is due to make her plea - but where is she? Debbie decides to dig into Pete’s past. Rhona is concerned that Laurel is being taken advantage of by Donna. 21:30 Ade at Sea. North West. Episode four finds Ade in England’s north-west. Ade begins his journey at Eastham, where the Manchester Ship Canal meets the River Mersey. (Last In Series). 22:00 Wanted: A Family of My Own. New four-part series resented by Nicky Campbell which looks at the adoption process in the UK. In the first programme, Dan and Ania are desperate for a child. They decided to try and adopt after realising they were unable to conceive a baby of their own, and the series follows their emotional journey. This episode also looks at the case of a nine-month-old baby who has been in care since he was nine days old. Currently living with foster parents, his social worker Claire is trying to find him a permanent loving home, but his background gives adopters cause for concern. 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather.

23:35 Births, Deaths and Marriages. First in a twopart documentary about Westminster register office and the people who work there. In the course of one summer, cameras have captured the often moving stories of the people who came through its doors to record landmark moments of love and loss in their lives. In this episode, the team register the arrival of a significant new baby - Prince George of Cambridge, a desperate hunt for witnesses at a wedding leads to one very unusual bridal party, and there are some heartbreaking farewells. 00:40 Harbour Lives. Observational series in which Ben Fogle joins the people who live and work around Poole Harbour in Dorset. 01:05 Jackpot247. 04:00 Tonight. 04:25 ITV Nightscreen.

Door. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS: Los Angeles. 16:15 Film - Gospel of Deceit. 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 Newstalk Live. 19:55 Party Election Broadcast. 20:00 Police Interceptors. 21:00 Beware! Cowboy Builders Abroad. 22:00 Harold Shipman: Catching Dr Death. 23:00 Person of Interest. 00:00 Law and Disorder: Catching Criminals. 01:00 Super Casino. 04:10 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. 05:00 House Doctor. 05:20 House Doctor. 05:45 Great Scientists.

Channel 4 05:10 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 Will and Grace. 08:10 According to Jim. 08:35 King of Queens. 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 10:00 Frasier. 10:30 Frasier. 11:00 Undercover Boss USA. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary. 13:05 Come Dine with Me. 13:35 Come Dine with Me. 14:05 Come Dine with Me. 14:40 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Fifteen to One. 18:30 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 Posh Pawn. 22:00 Kevin’s Supersized Salvage. 23:30 Inside Rolls-Royce. 00:35 Embarrassing Bodies. 01:30 Random Acts. 01:35 One Born Every Minute. 02:30 Food Unwrapped Easter Special. 03:25 Dead Famous DNA. 04:20 Unreported World. 04:50 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. 05:45 River Cottage Bites.

Thursday, Thursday, 24th April, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 Nowt but the 90’s with Mike Brown, 13:00 The Mystery Top 40 with Paul Baker, 14:00 Bleak Expectations By Mark Evans - Ep 1 of 6 15:00 Father Brown Mistery, Curse of the Golden Cross 16:00 Kick up the 80’s with Geoff Dorsett, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, The Navy Lark. Have been redecorating 20:00 Drama at 8, Looks like Rain by Jimmy Chinn Ep 2 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Valley of the Dolls. Episode 14 of 15 23:00 Classical Nights, 00:00 Exite Overnight.

Channel 5 05:45 Great Scientists. 06:10 Wildlife SOS. 06:35 Wildlife SOS. 07:00 Bananas in Pyjamas. 07:10 Igam Ogam. 07:20 Fireman Sam. 07:35 The Wotwots. 07:45 Peppa Pig. 07:50 Family. 08:00 Little Princess. 08:10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 08:20 The Mr Men Show. 08:35 Thomas and Friends. 08:50 Noddy in Toyland. 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas. 10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Police Interceptors. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next

Thursday 24th April, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – football commentator John Motson. 18.05 Hayes Guide –Dave & Jess take share their expert knowledge when visiting Santa Pola. 18.30 Dave & Andy’s Excellent Adventures – sailing catamarans 19.00 TVM (series) – Peter Taylor is back with his weekly music video selection delivered in his very own laconic style. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Helicopter Heroes. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 12:45 Saints and Scroungers. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Perfection. 15:30 Escape to the Country. 16:30 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 17:15 Flog It. 18:15 Pointless. 19:00 BBC News at Six. 19:30 BBC Regional News. 20:00 The One Show. Presented by Chris Evans and Alex Jones. 20:30 A Question of Sport. Sue Barker and regular team captains Matt Dawson and Phil Tufnell are joined by cricketer Michael Carberry, world champion swimmer Keri-Anne Payne, former Liverpool midfielder Dietmar Hamann and Winter Olympic silver medal-winning curler David Murdoch. 21:00 EastEnders. When the police arrive it becomes

clear that more than one Walford resident is hiding something. Ian realises he has made a mistake, but is it too late? Terry is left delighted by an unforeseen development. 21:30 MasterChef. The last of the quarter-finals, and the four talented heat winners must prove their mettle in the fiendishly difficult palate and skills test. John Torode cooks singapore chilli crab. Without seeing him prepare it, the amateurs are asked to recreate it without a recipe, selecting from ingredients that may or may not belong in the dish. Then, the four must go head-to-head to cook their own show-stopping dish. At the end of this quarter-final, only the best amateurs will go through to the next round. 22:00 Have I Got News for You. The popular news quiz, with team captains Paul Merton and Ian Hislop, guest host Martin Clunes and guest panellists Camilla Long and Johnny Vegas. 22:30 Outnumbered. Dad struggles against a rising

tide of superstition, astrology and conspiracy theories that seem to be taking over the family, while Ben takes time off from re-enacting the crusades to show a couple of prospective buyers around the house. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 The Graham Norton Show. 00:25 Bad Education. 00:55 EastEnders Omnibus. 02:50 Weatherview. 02:55 BBC News. BBC 2 04:10 This is BBC Two. 07:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:00 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 08:45 Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is. 09:30 The Great Interior Design Challenge. 10:30 Mary Berry Cooks. 11:00 World Championship Snooker. 13:00 The Great British Bake Off Masterclass. 14:00 World Championship Snooker. 18:55 Party Election Broadcast for the European Parliament by the Liberal Democrats. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Escape to the Continent. 20:00 Great British Menu. 20:30 Mastermind. 21:30 Gardeners’ World. 22:00 Natural World. 23:00 The Trip to Italy. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:05 Later... with Jools Holland. 01:10 World Championship Snooker Highlights. 02:00 World Championship Snooker - Extra. 04:00 Fast and Fearless: Britain’s Banger Racers. 05:00 This is BBC Two. ITV 04:25 ITV Nightscreen. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Daybreak. 09:30 Lorraine. 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 11:30 This Morning. 12:25 ITV News. 12:30 This Morning. 13:30 Loose Women. 14:30 ITV News and Weather. 15:00 Storage Hoarders. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:25 Party Election Broadcast by the Liberal Democrats. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. Fraught Sean confesses to murdering Gemma. Kerry and Jimmy battle for the keys to Pear Tree. Ross jumps to conclusions when he sees Debbie with another man. 20:30 Coronation Street. Nick drops a bombshell on Leanne. Will David persuade Maria to confess? Owen tries to stick up for Anna. 21:00 Weekend Escapes with Warwick Davis. Norfolk. Episode 3. After last week’s full throttle tour of Sussex, Warwick decides to take things slowly on a boating cruise of the Norfolk Broads. 21:30 Coronation Street. Leanne gives Kal and Nick the wrong impression. Owen is deeply concerned for Anna. Brazen Maria causes more trouble. 22:00 Lewis. Down Among the Fearful (Part 2 of 2). Series 6, episode 6. Lewis and Hobson are examining the body of murdered Vicki Walmsley when a theft of etorphine is reported by the Garsington Equine Centre. Psychic Justine Skinner has connections to Garsington, but she was in custody when Vicki was killed. The other major suspect is Andrew Crane, but he also has an alibi for the time of her death. Can Lewis and Hathaway track down the murderer before he or she strikes again? 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 Film - The Bourne Ultimatum (12). Thriller sequel. Starring: Matt Damon. 01:40 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. Channel 4 05:45 River Cottage Bites. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 Will and Grace. 08:10 According to Jim. 08:30 King of Queens. 08:50 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:20 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:50 Frasier. 10:20 Frasier. 10:50 Undercover Boss USA. 11:50 Come Dine with Me.

12:20 Come Dine with Me. 12:50 Channel 4 News Summary. 12:55 Come Dine with Me. 13:25 Come Dine with Me. 13:55 Come Dine with Me. 14:30 Channel 4 Racing. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Fifteen to One. 18:30 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 20:30 Unreported World. 21:00 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 22:00 Gogglebox. 23:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 00:05 Rude Tube. 01:05 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 01:30 Film - Lucky Number Slevin (18). 03:20 Random Acts. 03:25 Happy Endings. 03:45 Happy Endings. 04:10 Desperate Housewives. 04:50 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. 05:45 Deal or No Deal. Channel 5 05:45 Great Scientists. 06:10 Wildlife SOS. 06:35 Wildlife SOS. 07:00 Bananas in Pyjamas. 07:10 Igam Ogam. 07:20 Fireman Sam. 07:35 The Wotwots. 07:45 Peppa Pig. 07:50 Family. 08:00 Little Princess. 08:10 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 08:20 The Mr. Men Show. 08:35 Thomas and Friends. 08:50 Noddy in Toyland. 09:00 Fifi and the Flowertots. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas. 10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Police Interceptors. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Benidorm ER. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 Diagnosis Murder. 16:15 Film - The Good Mother. 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 Newstalk Live. 19:55 Party Election Broadcast. 20:00 The Gadget Show. 21:00 Ice Road Truckers. 22:00 NCIS. 23:00 NCIS: Los Angeles. 00:00 Britain’s Crime Capitals. 01:00 Super Casino. 04:10 Police Interceptors. 05:00 HouseBusters. 05:20 HouseBusters. 05:45 Great Scientists.

Friday 25th April, 2014

08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan 11:00 Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes 14:00 Bleak Expectations By Mark Evans Ep 2 of 6 15:00 Father Brown Mistery, Actor and Alibi 16:00 Rewind the Radio with Steven Hambley, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, Hancocks Half Hour. East Cheam Drama Festival 20:00 Drama at 8, Looks like Rain by Jimmy Chinn Ep 3 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Valley of the Dolls Episode 15 of 15 23:00 Classical Nights, 00:00 Exite Overnight.

Friday 25th April, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks with blind Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano. 18.05 FAQ - More experts share their expertise with us 18.30 Let's Talk (series). – Simon is with businesswoman Jody Kirby and freemason Rodney Bignel. 19.00 Viva La Vida – Stevie hosts the CB´s best live entertainer show featuring Geoiff Watts, El Divo and Paul Christie. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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26th april panel. header;footer;07:00 Breakfast. 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 12:30 Nigelissima. 13:00 Football Focus. 13:45 Saturday Sportsday. 14:00 BBC News. 14:10 Weather. 14:15 Snooker. 15:00 Rugby League Challenge Cup. 17:30 Final Score. 18:20 Film - Madagascar (U). Animated comedy about four spoiled animals from New York Central Zoo whose botched escape attempt finds them stranded in the Madagascar jungle with no experience of the wild. One of Madagascar’s great strength’s is it’s impressive cast including Ben Stiller, who is on top form as the neurotic Lion, and David Schwimmer who also impresses as a melodramatic giraffe. But it is Sacha Baron Cohen who steals the show as the riotous leader of a tribe of lemurs. Starring: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer, Jada Pinkett Smith, Sacha Baron Cohen, Cedric the Entertainer. 19:40 BBC News. 19:50 Regional News. 19:55 Weather. 20:00 Pointless Celebrities. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present as famous faces take part in the general knowledge quiz in which they try to come up with the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to members of the public. 20:50 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Quiz show in which five contestants must continue to give correct answers if they are to hold on to their share of a cash jackpot. 21:40 Casualty. Dixie tells injured motorbike rider and new friend Leo that his mother is in a hospice and that if he doesn’t visit her soon, it may be too late - so she risks her job to take him to see her. Zoe tries to find out the history of Ginny, a middle-aged woman who collapsed at her birthday party - and when the reason for her illness eventually comes out, everyone is stunned into silence. Fletch is desperate for cash, forcing him to ask for extra shifts, while Cal tries to flirt with Lily. With guest appearances by Jan Francis (Just Good Friends) and John Bowe. 22:30 The Guess List. Rob Brydon pits another two members of the public against each other, as they seek to find the answers to all sorts of questions - with suggestions from five celebrities to give them a little help. McFly drummer Harry Judd, comedian Jason Manford, maths whizz and Loose Women star Carol Vorderman, choirboy-turned-TV host Aled Jones and wildlife presenter Kate Humble are on this week’s

23:10 BBC News. 23:25 Weather. 23:30 Match of the Day. 00:50 The Football League Show. 02:10 Weatherview. 02:15 BBC News. BBC 2 05:00 This is BBC Two. 07:05 Film - Caught. 08:30 Great British Menu. 09:00 Great British Menu. 09:30 Great British Menu. 10:00 Great British Menu. 10:30 Great British Menu. 11:00 Snooker. 13:00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 13:45 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 14:30 Escape to the Country. 15:00 Snooker. 18:30 Mountain Gorilla. 19:30 Flog It. 20:00 Snooker. 21:00 Porridge. 21:30 Mozart in Prague: Rolando Villazon on Don Giovanni. 22:30 Generation War. 00:00 The Sarah Millican Television Programme. 00:30 Snooker. 01:20 Snooker. 03:20 This is BBC Two. 03:50 This is BBC Two. 04:20 This is BBC Two. 04:50 This is BBC Two. 05:20 This is BBC Two. 05:50 This is BBC Two. ITV 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. 07:00 Dino Dan. 07:10 Dino Dan. 07:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. 07:50 Canimals. 08:00 Canimals. 08:05 Sooty. 08:20 Digimon Fusion. 08:45 Horrid Henry. 09:00 Adventure Time. 09:25 ITV News. 09:30 Weekend. 10:25 Film - Murder, She Wrote: South by Southwest (PG). 12:10 Dinner Date. 13:15 ITV News and Weather. 13:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 14:20 The Unforgettable... Hughie Green. 14:50 Tipping Point. 15:50 All Star Family Fortunes. Katherine Kelly (who played Becky McDonald in Coronation Street) and Patsy Palmer (EastEnders’ Bianca Jackson) are joined by their families as they compete to win up to £30,000 for their respective chosen charities, the Lamproom Theatre Trust, Save the Children and the Dream Foundation. Vernon Kay hosts the long-running game show. 16:35 A Touch of Frost. Jack is taken hostage while interviewing a suspect, but somehow manages to talk his way out of trouble - quite an achievement for a man whose lack of tact is legendary. Having experienced what it’s like to look down a gun barrel, he barges into a nearby Army camp where investigators are trying to solve a soldier’s murder, but finds his help isn’t appreciated. With David Jason, Bruce Alexander, Sam Kelly, Nicholas Jones and Saira Todd. 18:35

Regional News and Weather. 18:45 ITV News and Weather. 19:00 Let Me Entertain You. Viewers’ singing and dancing clips, with Michael Underwood. 19:30 You’ve Been Framed. Comedy show which features a selection of camcorder catastrophes and video disasters. 20:00 Britain’s Got Talent. Ant and Dec present the third audition show, as the judges - Simon Cowell, David Walliams, Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon hope to uncover more of the nation’s talent. Queuing up to take the stage, acts of all ages and abilities are determined to prove they are worthy of the £250,000 cash prize and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance, but while some of them will be be deserving, others will undoubtedly hear the dreaded sound of the red buzzers mere seconds into their performance. 21:15 Amazing Greys. Game show in which a series of confident young challengers take on some of the UK’s most celebrated senior citizens in games and challenges based around the elders’ formidable talents. 22:15 Law and Order: UK. When a series of shootings claims one of their own, Ronnie and Joe have little time to grieve - they must solve the case before the killer reaches reaches their next target on a hit list that includes CPS director Henry Sharpe. It gradually becomes apparent that the common thread connecting all the names is the case of Mark Glendon, convicted of the murder of his wife four years earlier. Although he’s still in custody, a retrial is imminent, putting pressure on the team to catch the murderer before the jury delivers its verdict. 23:15 The Americans. Period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington DC shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. 00:15 ITV News and Weather. 00:30 Through the Keyhole. 01:30 Jackpot247. 04:00 Dinner Date Australia. 04:45 ITV Nightscreen. Channel 4 05:45 Deal or No Deal. 06:40 River Cottage Bites. 07:00 River Cottage Bites. 07:15 Transworld Sport. 08:10 Mobil 1 The Grid. 08:40 A Day at the Races. 08:55 The Morning Line. 10:00 Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose. 11:00 The Big Bang Theory. 11:30 The Big Bang Theory. 11:55 How I Met Your Mother. 12:25 How I Met Your Mother. 12:50 The Simpsons. 13:20 The Simpsons. 13:45 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 14:45 Channel 4 Racing. 17:10 Come Dine with Me. 17:40

Come Dine with Me. 18:10 Come Dine with Me. 18:40 Come Dine with Me. 19:15 Come Dine with Me. 19:45 Channel 4 News. 20:15 Grand Designs. 21:15 Film – Avatar (12). 00:25 Film – Showgirls (18). 02:50 The Good Wife. 03:35 Desperate Housewives. 04:15 Hollyoaks Omnibus. Channel 5 05:45 Great Scientists. 06:10 Wildlife SOS. 07:00 Milkshake. 11:00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. 12:00 Benidorm ER. 13:00 Beware! Cowboy Builders. 14:00 Columbo. 15:55 Film - Private Benjamin (15). 18:00 Film - Jesse Stone: Sea Change (15). 19:40 Sheriff Longmire. 20:30 NCIS. 21:15 NCIS. 22:05 5 News. 22:15 Britain’s Funniest Comedy Characters. 01:00 Super Casino.

Saturday 26th April, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon talks with blind Puerto Rican virtuoso guitarist Jose Feliciano. 18.05 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions – More experts share their expertise with us about life in Spain. 18.30 Let's Talk (series). – Simon is with businesswoman Jody Kirby and freemason Rodney Bignel. 19.00 Viva La Vida – Stevie hosts the CB´s best live entertainer show featuring El Divo and Paul Christie. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Saturday 26th April 2014 08:00 Sounds of the 70´s with Gary Jackson, 09:00 Kick up the 80´S, 10:00 Nowt but the 90´s, 12:00 Paul Baker on the Radio, 14:00 Sport Zone with Kevin Reardon and Paul Durrant, 19:00 The Live Lounge, 21:00 Calder´s Confessions, 23:00 Al Walser´s Weekly Top 20, 00:00 Exite Overnight.

27th April

07:00 Breakfast. 08:40 Match of the Day. 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show. 11:00 The Big Questions. 12:00 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. 13:15 MOTD2 Extra. 14:00 BBC News. 14:10 Weather for the Week Ahead. 14:15 Bargain Hunt. Game show in which two teams compete for the best bargains before they go up for auction. 15:15 Perfection. General knowledge quiz show. One thousand pounds is up for grabs in each game but only by achieving absolute perfection will contestants win the prize. If they fail to achieve perfection the money rolls over to create an even bigger jackpot for the next game. 16:00 Escape to the Country. Series which helps prospective buyers find their dream home in the country. 16:45 Monkey Planet. Series introducing viewers to the whole of the primate family, from strange lemurs, acrobatic monkeys to enigmatic apes, it takes us around the world to uncover the secrets of the primate family success. 17:45 Points of View. BBC viewers share their thoughts, feelings and opinions on the channel’s output. 18:00 Songs of Praise. David Grant introduces the first of three programmes in the annual School Choir of the Year competition from Birmingham’s International Convention Centre. Six junior school choirs sing a hymn in a bid to secure a place in the final, hoping to impress the panel of celebrity judges choirmaster and broadcaster Gareth Malone, conductor and teacher Suzi Digby, and singer-songwriter Laura Mvula. 18:45 Pointless Celebrities. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman present as famous faces take part in the general knowledge quiz in which they try to come up with the least likely correct answers to a series of questions posed to members of the public. 19:35 BBC News. 19:50 Regional News. 19:55 Weather. 20:00 Countryfile. News and stories concerning the heart of the British countryside. 21:00 Antiques Roadshow. Fiona Bruce and the team visit Gregynog Hall, near Newtown in Powys, the former home of the wealthy Davies sisters, who dedicated their lives to bringing art to the people of Wales. Family treasures featured include secret plans drawn up by a British prisoner-of-war in Borneo during the Second World War, an artist’s design made in tribute to Americans killed in race riots and a rare type of sap-

phire, that might prove precious for the owner. 22:00 The Crimson Field. Drama series that presents one of the Great War’s untold stories, it follows a team of doctors, nurses and women volunteers who work together to heal the bodies and souls of men in the trenches. 23:00 BBC News. 23:15 Regional News. 23:20 Weather. 23:25 Match of the Day 2. 00:40 Reggie Yates’ Extreme South Africa. 01:40 Weatherview. 01:45 BBC News. BBC 2 06:20 This is BBC Two. 07:00 Preview. 07:25 Film Cornered (PG). 09:05 Countryfile. 10:00 Gardeners World. 10:30 The Beechgrove Garden. 11:00 Snooker. 13:15 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 14:00 Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge. 14:45 Coast. 15:30 Snooker. 19:00 50 Golden Years of Sport on BBC2. 20:00 Snooker. 21:00 Natural World. 22:00 Film - The Artist (PG). 23:35 QI XL. 00:20 Snooker. 01:10 Snooker. 03:10 Countryfile. 04:05 Holby City. 05:05 This is BBC Two. 05:35 This is BBC Two. ITV 04:45 ITV Nightscreen. 07:00 Dino Dan. 07:10 Dino Dan. 07:25 Matt Hatter Chronicles. 07:50 Canimals. 08:00 Canimals. 08:05 Sooty. 08:20 Digimon Fusion. 08:45 Horrid Henry. 09:00 Victorious. 09:25 ITV News. 09:30 Weekend. 10:25 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 11:25 Columbo. Agenda for Murder. Series 9, episode 3. The dishevelled detective investigates the apparent suicide of a notorious racketeer who was facing an indictment. Columbo has a hunch that he was murdered and soon finds himself crossing swords with a brilliant attorney whose career was threatened by the dead crook. 13:20 ITV News and Weather. 13:30 Big Star’s Little Star. Series which invites some of Britain’s most famous faces and their children to reveal all in a bid to win 15,000 pounds for charity. By the end of the show, some celebs may find that their private lives have become a little more public thanks to their adorable offspring. 14:30 The Unforgettable.... Noele Gordon. A tribute to Noele Gordon, who is best known for her role as hotel owner Meg Mortimer in the series Crossroads. Close friends pay tribute to a real-life matriarch with natural star quality whose real character had much in common with her fictional soap role. Behind the glamour Noele was unlucky in love and lived for her job, which made it even more devastating when she was fired from the series. Contributors include Jill

Rossington and Tony Adams. 15:00 Britain’s Got Talent. Thousands of hopefuls battle it out for the prize of 100,000 pounds and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety Performance. 16:15 Let Me Entertain You. Viewers’ singing and dancing clips, with Michael Underwood. 16:45 Film - The Living Daylights (PG). Spy adventure starring Timothy Dalton and Maryam D’Abo. Agent 007 James Bond encounters a beautiful concert cellist when he is ordered to help a KGB general defect to the West. But the general is later abducted from Britain and Bond embarks on a mission that uncovers illegal arms dealing and diamond smuggling. 19:20 Regional News and Weather. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 19:45 Catchphrase. Popular quiz in which contestants can win cash prizes and a dream holiday by guessing the well-known expressions and sayings represented by animated characters. 20:30 Off Their Rockers. Comedy series featuring fearless senior citizens playing pranks on the public with the aid of hidden cameras. 21:00 Vera. On Harbour Street. New series. The crime drama returns with an episode based on Ann Cleeves’ recently published novel Harbour Street. Vera investigates the death of a pensioner found stabbed on a train at the height of rush hour. The case has a vast impact on Joe’s home life when his daughter is named as a key witness, and he struggles to maintain a professional distance. The trail leads the team to a quiet Northumberland coastal town where clues keep revolving around one street - but why are the residents so reluctant to talk? Starring Brenda Blethyn, with David Leon, Sonya Cassidy, Jon Morrison and Eva Birthistle. 23:00 Perspectives. Gary Kemp - Kick Out the Jams. Series in which various figures from the world of entertainment reveal how certain artists, musicians and writers have influenced their careers and lives. 00:00 ITV News and Weather. 00:20 Piers Morgan’s Life Stories. Britt Ekland. 01:15 The Store. 03:45 Motorsport UK. 04:35 British Superbike Highlights. 05:25 ITV Nightscreen. Channel 4 04:15 Hollyoaks Omnibus. 06:25 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. 07:20 Freesports on 4. 07:45 Freesports on 4. 08:10 British GT. 08:35 How I Met Your Mother. 09:00 How I Met Your Mother. 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 10:00 Frasier. 10:30 Sunday Brunch. 13:30 Secret Eaters. 14:35 The Big Bang Theory. 15:00 The Big Bang Theory. 15:30 The Simpsons. 16:00 The

Simpsons. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Film - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules (U). 19:30 Channel 4 News. 20:00 Posh Pawn. 21:00 For the Love of Cars. 22:00 Fargo. 23:10 Film - The Haunting in Connecticut (15). 01:10 Film - Sunshine (15). 03:00 The Good Wife. 03:45 The Hotel. 04:40 Superscrimpers’ Challenge. 05:40 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. 05:55 Deal or No Deal. Channel 5 07:00 Milkshake. 11:00 Power Rangers Super Samurai. 11:35 Power Rangers: Megaforce. 12:00 Access. 12:05 The Dog Rescuers. 12:35 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. 13:35 Film - The Land Before Time (U). 15:05 Film - Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey (U). 16:45 Disney’s Lilo and Stitch. 18:30 Film - Freaky Friday (PG). 20:10 5 News. 20:15 Film - Rush Hour 2 (12). 22:00 Film - The Other Guys (12). 00:10 Bad Boys (15). 02:20 Super Casino.

Sunday 27th April, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Simon is with James Best, probably best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco in Dukes of Hazard. 18.05 Hand Made – Remarkable images from the Vega Baja 18.15 Learn The Lingo – improve your Spanish . 18.30 Orihuela Mods & Scooters – A passion for scooters. 19.00 Let's Talk (series) Simon is with John Batterby, the youngest Falklands serviceman. 19.30 Spanish Eye – Ex-model and polo player talks about her love of horses and rescuing them. 19.45 Hunt For Giant Sturgeon – Hoping to catch a monster 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Sunday 27th April, 2014 08:00 Sunday Inspiration with Philip Croft, 10:00 Solid Gold 60´s with Steven Hambley, 11:00 Supersonic 70´s with Steven Hambley, 12:00 Power Anthems with Paul Baker, 13:00 Time Sweep with Dominic Forbes, 17:00 The Ultimate UK Chart Show with Jason Scott, 20:00 Sunday Inspiration with Philip Croft (Rpt), 22:00 Classical Nights, 00:00 Exite Overnight.


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Property for Rent FORMENTERA DEL SEGURA Good sized 2 bed 1 bath apartment ideal for long term living. Door to hallway has 2nd bedroom leading off. Good sized separate kitchen which is fully equipped and has galleria leading off. Lounge diner has patio doors with a good sized balcony. Archway from lounge leads to full bathroom with external window and spacious master bedroom with large window providing plenty of natural light. English TV, communal pool. 375 Euros per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (88757) Long Term Let - Torrevieja - 2 bedroom Park Home TV DVD Air Conditioning own terrace off road parking close to sea front community pool for ONLY 300 Euro per month CALL 617 599 470 (69103) VISTABELLA GOLF Large 2 bed 2 bath apartment on the golf course. Fitted with air-con and wall heaters for maximum comfort. Separate fully fitted, modern kitchen. Spacious lounge with TV and satellite system. Good size bedrooms, one with ensuite. Outside is a large patio area with storage cupboard. Furnished to a high standard. There is also a lift for easy access to the apartment. Walking distance to bars, restaurants and shops! JUST REDUCED 395€ per month, including bills. 966 772 553 (140809) HEREDADES Large 4 Bed 2 bath apartment in the quiet village of Heredades. Property consists of large, open plan lounge with open plan Kitchen to rear. A patio off the kitchen has room for table and chairs and there’s a spiral staircase to a large sun terrace. From here you have access to bedroom 4 with en-suite. This part of the property also has its own separate entrance from the street. The lower level also has 3 double bedrooms, 1 of which has an en suite, plus a family bathroom. The lounge also has a furnished balcony with village views. 475€ per month, including bills. 966 772 553 (139987) CABO ROIG/AQUAMARINA 2 bed 1 bath ground floor apart-

ment on gated complex. Spacious lounge/diner with American style kitchen. Patio doors leading to a walled garden area. Double and twin rooms with fitted wardrobes. UKTV Communal pool. 475€ per calendar month including bills. Call us on 966 772 553 140852) TORREVIEJA/URB PARQUE DE LAS NACIONES. 2 bed, 1 bath upper apartment in a peaceful residential area of low rise buildings. Property consists of lounge/diner, open plan kitchen, making the apartment very light and airy, double bedroom, twin room, full family bathroom and private roof terrace with all day sun. 400€ including bills. 966 772 553 (139962) MAR MENOR/PLAYA HONDA 2 Bed 1 bath, spacious 1st floor apartment. Separate kitchen, spacious lounge with patio doors leading to a large balcony with storage cupboard, UKTV, communal pool, walking distance to beach 400€ pcm including an allowance for bills. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553

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) 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) 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) 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)


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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 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. 109500 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) 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 apart-

ment 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 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 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) 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

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897 1860. (140816) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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) 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)


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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) 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) 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) Large apartment in Punta Prima, sea views, 3 bed, 2 bath, large terrace, air cond. quiet area, low

Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014 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) Semi-Detacthed property in La Torreta Florida, 2 Bed, 1 Bath, 400 m2 plot , large terrace, lake views from the large solarium, 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 shop-

ping centre, 3 bed, 2 bath, beautiful garden, 1.000 mt2 plot, quite area, garage, lovely swimmingpool. Contact for viewing: 96673-00-57. (109519) 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

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EURONICS THURSDAY DART LEAGUE “THE ELECTRICAL SHOP” - BLUE LAGOON Results 17 April 2014: Madigans Misfits 8-4 Porterhouse 6-6 The Tavern 0-12 The Hub Meerkats 11-1 Pint Depot Kings 3-9 Hattons Honeys 3-9 PB´s Pirates 8-4

Breakaways Bears Hattons Hunks The Hub Hyenas Gogarty´s Gophers Que Pasa Eagles Busters Bar Pint Depot Queens

League Table: The Hub Meerkats Que Pasa Eagles The Hub Hyenas Busters Bar Porterhouse Hattons Hunks Gogarty´s Gophers Pint Depot Kings The Tavern Madigans Misfits Breakaways Bears Hattons Honeys PB´s Pirates Pint Depot Queens

P 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24 24

W 22 18 15 14 14 13 13 8 8 7 5 6 2 0

D 2 4 5 7 5 5 1 5 2 3 4 2 1 0

L 0 2 4 3 5 7 10 11 14 14 15 16 21 24

F 238 200 185 180 165 177 145 133 126 118 105 101 78 65

A 50 88 103 108 123 111 143 157 164 170 183 187 210 223

Pts 46 40 35 35 33 31 27 21 18 17 14 14 5 0

180s: Joe Miller, Shaun Smith (Hyenas), Derek Kingsbury, Patrick Abrams x3, Paul Durrant x4, Lee Maiden x3, Alex Nikolov (Meerkats), Sid Cross x4 (Hattons Hunks), Mark Filer, Irene Russell (Busters), Mike Smith, Mel Dawson (Breakaways Bears) Highest finish: Alex Nikolov (Meerkats) 141 Shortest leg: 14 darts Lee Maiden, Meerkats With two weeks to go the league championship has been decided, Meerkats are champions by a minimum of two points should they lose their remaining matches. Que Pasa´s win guarantees them a very creditable second place after only one season playing in the league. Pint Depot Kings suffered a defeat at the hands of Brett Badlove´s Eagles and remain likely, but not necessarily, certain of league plate silverware. The Tavern could pinch it by winning both games and the Kings losing both theirs. My money is on the Kings. Porterhouse did a splendid job in holding the Hunks to a draw and remain two points above them in fifth spot, their highest league position to date. Well done to the Sandersons, Ray and Sue. The Hub Meerkats confirmed themselves as champions just one leg into their home match against Gogarty´s. A massive 36 leg advantage over second placed Que Pasa before this week´s game meant one leg would be enough to secure the league title with two to play. You would have thought it was Gogarty´s preparing for title celebrations as the La Zenia outfit turned up at Villamartin in serious party mood. Quite what the frivolities were about were unclear as captain Gail Todd´s explanation of ¨just socialising¨ didn’t really explain anything and further delving for answers with her compatriots were totally incoherent. As you can imagine the game was played in high spirits, Cynthia Jevons managing a creditable 98 in the first leg, Graham Todd and Pat Abrams countering with tons, before Lee Maiden hit the crucial D10 for the title. Abrams opened the next leg with a 99 and next throw hit his third maximum of the season, John Eyre supporting with a 113. Fumbled double opportunities, possibly due to the unbelievable noise level gave Elaine Willis a chance of a fine 122 before Eyre finished the leg on D1. A similar leg followed with Alex Nikolov claiming his first maximum of the season, the Kats 12th, Maiden claiming D7 after a S6 for D10 left the unwelcome double, Jevons hit-

ting her side´s highest score with 94. Abrams paired with Paul Durrant in the first doubles and reeled off just under 400 points between them, their opponents Jevons 85 and 90 with Todd someway adrift, seemingly on another planet. Durrant found D4 for 4-0. Richard Patterson and Brian Newton faced Nikolov and Maiden in the fifth leg and distancing themselves from the continuing high jinks duly dumped the powerful Kats pair, Patterson completing the 601 leg. Eddie Bendelow redressed the balance in the next on D4 for a 51 half time score. Patterson had the difficult task of taking on the incomparable Abrams in the first single but had advantage of throw. Two massive scores of 134 and 117 from the Gopher would usually be enough for the leg, but not this time. The Meerkat reeled off back to back 140s and closed the leg on D10. A decent performance from Willis in the next including a 114 against Eyre 125,100 was nearly enough as both players struggled on going out. Both players went close on numerous occasions but the Meerkat ended the leg successfully on D3. Maiden 100,D20 increased the hosts lead over Christine Patterson and then Jevons put in an official request for a 200 start in the next single against Durrant. If granted she would have won but the extra cushion was enough for the Kat who managed D4 after 121 and 100. Bendelow gained his second double of the night on D16 against a gradually sobering Todd 92. Kats captain Derek Kingsbury once again, in a rare but confident appearance won the last with 100,118 and D2 against Newton. I mentioned a little while ago Porterhouse were a target for one or two players wishing to join, a compliment to the team and venue. If that were to happen the Porters will be looking at a top four spot and be a danger to all and sundry. This week Ray Sanderson will be a little disappointed in not pressing home a 6-3 advantage against nearest rivals Hattons Hunks. The visitors found themselves out on a limb, 3 down with 3 to play and a potential 4 point gap looming with the possibility of a 7th finishing place. The Hunks got off to a good enough start with Sid Cross scoring a ton and Steph Simpson finishing the 1001 on D7. The first triple was pretty uneventful Peter Ayres taking out D20 for all square. Another ton from Cross and Joe Hawkins the latter finishing off the 701 giving the visitors back their advantage. Yvonne Rouffignac did all the work for partner Ray Hayes scoring a ton and taking out a nice 66 (S10,S16,D20) playing Hawkins and Stewart McCulloch. Cross was once again on the ton bandwagon in the second doubles, partner Simpson emulating the cockney hunk. It was however captain Sanderson who did the real damage finishing the leg on D9 for 3-2. Kenny Wilkinson redressed the balance for 3-3 at half time on D4. Porter Hayes was first singles on against Keith King and slotted home D20 in a leg that included a ton. Hawkins showed some of the form he is capable of by outscoring opponent Sanderson with 2x100 and a 140. Great darts but not enough as the Porters captain hit T3 (missing the single) D17 for a 5-3 advantage. McCulloch faced Rouffignac in the next and the only ton scored went to the Hunk leaving the Porter the honour of gaining the draw and point for her team on D2. The Hunks had to win the last 3 to save the match and who better to have next but Sid from Sidcup. No tons from Cross in this leg, the accolade went to Ayres but the double was Cross´s on D3. Wilkinson was next to play Sue Sanderson and promptly hit a 133. Level scoring followed but it was the Hunk who found the double first on D18 for a 6-5 score line. The last leg and decider featured Brian Nash having the throw against Simpson, the former hitting the only ton. Both players found themselves on D4, but it was a relieved Hunk Simpson who hit it first for the draw and shared points. The Queens anticipated the opportunity of at least a point at PB´s, but it didn’t quite work that way and they remain without a point, but probably the happiest team in the league. Some great music greeted the Royals, courtesy of top local DJ Phil Batt. Jan Weston led the

scoring in the first, but Christine Cummins top scored for the Royal ones, however it was Ann O´Keeffe who achieved the rarity of the Royals leading, in consecutive weeks, by hitting D16 for 0-1. The Queens looked likely to increase their lead with Cummins continuing her scoring and Marie Dunne aiding and abetting. John Lane halted the euphoria on D16 for 1-1. The Kirbys, Gilly and Terry gelled well in the third, Terry claiming D4 for the lead. Vi Turner and Ann Griffiths outscored their Pirate opponents leaving Griffiths the unusual out of 37 on D1. Work that one out! The Royal duo of Debbie Wright and Dunne paid dearly for their inability to convert D5 as Michelle Lane slotted home D12 with partner Kirby. O´Keeffe figured again for the Royals in the third doubles by taking out S9,D10 for the last leg before the break and a deserved 3-3 score line. What turned the game at this point was the Pirates using the break to continue practising on the board, whilst the Royals were content to munch their way through the excellent fayre in between consuming numerous gin and tonics. Lyn Fozzard was first Royal singles on narrowly losing out to Lane just missing a D8 by what was described by league sponsor Wright as ¨it was only a gnats whisker away¨. Did she mean ¨cat´s whisker or gnats ….¨. Brian Mears took the Pirates tally to 5 hitting D11, not surprising as everything else he was viewing was also double. A nice 140 from Dunne set up the winning double for the Queens and 5-4. Pirate Gilly saw off the strong challenge of Queen O´Keeffe 79,101 on D5 for at least a draw and point for the hosts. Michelle Lane D16 made it 7 legs and both points, leaving an under the weather Wright still suffering from a cortisone injected shoulder to reduce the deficit. She performed well considering, but foolishly left herself 3, not the easiest number to finish. Opponent Terry Kirby oblivious to any sympathy hit a couple of 80 pluses completing the leg, Wright still trying to hit a single 1. Busters keep the possibility of third place alive with an away win to the Honeys. Mark Filer´s contribution was instrumental in their victory scoring 2x100, 140 and 3 game shots. The usual support from Paul Dowinton 100, Ray Harvey 100, Will Drummond 120,125 and Shirley Roberts 116 helped to keep the pressure on the Honeys. Good performances from the Honeys included a ton from Simone de Lacey, a ton and 140 from Tracey Simpson and a nice 95 out from Hilda Wilkinson T19,D19 when playing former singles champion Babs Warren. With the league nearing conclusion and next season commencing in September, any new teams wishing the joint the popular Euronics league should express their interest by either telephoning Derek Kingsbury on 965 072 971 or emailing Paul Durrant on HYPERLINK "mailto:durro2000@aol.com"durro2000@aol.com. Existing teams should also confirm their inclusion in next season´s championship as soon as possible or at least by the end of May. Exite Radio Merit Table Nominations Team: PB´s Pirates, Hattons Hunks, Porterhouse Girls: Tracey Simpson, Yvonne Rouffignac, Cynthia Jevons, Marie Dunne, Hilda Wilkinson, Ann O´Keeffe, Gilly Kirby, Elaine Willis Boys: Pat Abrams, Mark Filer, Richard Patterson, Joe Hawkins, John Eyre 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 LUIS BOWLS CLUB By Sheila Cammack. I'm pleased to say that the Les McCraken tournament played at Emerald Isle on 5th April was won by Jean Parkes, Peter Cox, Colin Lindgren & Paul Parkes. On Saturday 12th San Luis played host to the Provincial team. Before the match started we had a minute's silence in remembrance of Rosemary Cairns who passed away so suddenly, our thoughts to Ronnie and family. The match was played as usual in a very good spirit with close competition on both sides. San Luis ladies took 3 points, Bobbie Vanner, Maureen Foulds, Jean Parkes & Sally Cordell won 31-13. Margaret Rogers, Marie Henley, Kath Reid & Shirley Withers drew 16-16. The men had very close results, losing 2 games by just 1 shot 20-21 & 21-22 but did manage 1 win & 2 points from: Allen Bowen, Neil Morrison, Peter Cox & Paul Parkes 18-13. Provincial won 7-5 on points & San Luis won 114-106 on shots! So a good day and a good work out for all. No league matches this week, obviously because of the CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS tournament, Allen Bowen & Keith Jones are through to the final of the Men’s pairs & Colin Jackson is through to the final of the Men's singles, we wish them all the very best for their finals at Vistabella. Janet Wigfield & Peter McEneany unfortunately lost in the semi final of the mixed pairs. Chicken drive, Sunday 13th winner of the chicken, Jean Parkes & Wednesday 16th winner Paul Parkes. No Chicken drive on Sunday 27th or Vic's Hamper on 26th because of the 3-2-1 competition being played 26th-28th April. Please keep checking the notice boards for next week's matches, availability & selection: the Valencian league starts on Wednesday 23rd & SABA leagues back in action on Friday 25th. For any information about San Luis Club please contact June Jones (Capt) 966188920 or Pam Lockett (Sec) 965327645.

LA MARINA BOWLS CLUB Week commencing 13th April 2014 After a short break we got back down to business with our first game of the summer season, but before we go into the result I have to congratulate the following players as winners of the club championship, we held our prize giving event a couple of weeks ago and a couple of players had a very good evening. So the results were singles winners Barry Sadler and Janet Parsons: Pairs winners Alan Castle and Peter Parsons and Janette Gugerly and Janet Parsons: mixed pairs winners Janet Parsons and Peter Parsons Trips winners Ron Garland Roy Hart and Dave Hadaway, Hilary Cronk Margaret Finlayson Bobbie Simms Mixed Trips winners Janet Parsons Peter Parsons and Alan Castle: Mixed 4s winners Janet Parsons Martin Webb Peter Parsons Alan Castle. The drawn pairs winners were Dave Hadaway and Jim Freeman, the Legg Trophy was won by Jill Albutt and the Pensioners Urn won By John Albutt. It is not possible to name all the runners up but I feel that a special mention must go to our octogenarian couple of Bob and June Tew who both got to singles finals but lost at the last hurdle. Good luck to all our players taking part in this week’s Champion of Champions. As mentioned earlier we got back to the summer league with the Pilots taking on the Navigators unfortunately, what looked on paper as a tight game never materialised with the Navigators winning comfortably 11 points to 3 the winning Navigators being Marg Sadler, John Rae Barry Sadler: Jill Albutt Mike Brain John Albutt: Brenda Brain Dave Willas Marg Finlayson: Clive Pratt Phil Pape Brian Duff: The Pilots only winners Dave Taylor Shelia Kirby Dave O`Sulllivan with a hard earned draw in the game between Angie Butler Jack Chorlton Bill Jones and Janet Parsons John Morgan Peter Parsons. Further information about La Marina Bowls club contact Steve Hindle on 648250035, or see us Facebook.

By Brian Hewett Saturday Roll Up. A good crowd turned up for last Saturday's Roll-up (12th Apr ) and an enjoyable morning was had by all. The Champion for the Day was our old stalwart Mr. Ken Toy scoring a magnificent 28; Surprisingly the runner-up with 25 was 'yours truly' and Ken let me have the bottle of brandy! A warm welcome is extended to any bowlers visiting the area to try your skill/luck at Greenlands any Saturday morning commencing at 0930. We are probably the friendliest club in the area but the dress code is mandatory; white shirt or blouse with grey or white trousers, skirt or shorts, the choice is yours. The green fee is €6-00 and shoes and bowls may be hired, if required for a nominal fee. Our Saturday Morning Games are Sponsored by Totus and Dragon Insurance. The Hurricane League. The Glosters and the Gladiators are 'resting' this week because of the National holiday.

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International Lawn Bowls Test Match SPAIN v SCOTLAND Saturday, Sunday 26th / 27th April 2014 Quesada Bowls Club We are pleased to announce that Scotland are bringing their Commonwealth Games Bowls team to Spain for a Test Match later this month. This is a tremendous opportunity for our Spanish players to compete against some of the finest bowlers in the world and is testament how other countries hold Spain in such high regard. Under the guidance of their coach David Gourlay, himself a former champion, his team is full of World Champions and names that you will recognise from television. The full squad is - MEN : Alex Marshall M.B.E., Paul Foster M.B.E.,

Darren Burnett, David Peacock and Neil Spiers. LADIES : Laureen Baille, Caroline Brown, Claire Johnson, Margaret Letham and Lorraine Molloy. They will practise on the Thursday / Friday with the Test Match taking place on the Saturday / Sunday. Just watching the Scottish players practice will enhance your own game, we are expecting good crowds on the Saturday/Sunday to witness what should be fantastic bowling. The opening ceremony is 09.30 on Saturday with bowling getting underway at 10.15. Your support would be much appreciated by all the Spanish squad members.

EMERALD ISLE BOWLS CLUB The S.A.B.A. Summer trips have now started (fri 11th April) but it's not been the best start for the Emerald Isle. The E.I. Victors lost to Monte Mar Torros by 4-2, with a shot difference of 118-68, but I have no doubt that we will do better next time. The E.I. Vulcans visited Horadada Hawks, we had a very close match but in the end we lost by 3-2 with one draw and a shot diff of 102-105, how close can you get? We also had a friendly game, which we won by 32-7. Never the less we had a very nice day and a warm welcome from our opponents. Last week we also held the annual Les Mc Cracken Tournament, with 7 clubs playing against the E.I. over 28

By Robin (The Scribe) ends, we found it very tough going. The winning team were San Luis, skipped by Paul Parkes. The runners up were La Siesta, all in all a very enjoyable day. On Monday we were hosts to the Gosforth Empire Touring team, The Emerald Isle won by 9 points to 5 in a very competitive match played in a friendly manner, we all had a good meal at the Emerald Isle, what a fantastic day. Don't forget that on 30th April, we are having a quiz night at the E.I.at 7-30, food is available, see Marion for details. Remember always enjoy the game.

SUPERMOTO KICKS OFF IN ALICANTE The first round of the Spanish supermoto championship takes place at the Chicharra Karting circuit in Villena, Alicante on Sunday 27th April. With both of the Ford-Dunn brothers from Murcia competing in the open and Master championship classes the action is sure to be fast and exciting. The Chicharra race circuit features a variety of both high and low speed corners before the riders fire themselves off one of the faster curves into the off road section with high speed jumps and turns before rejoining the circuit to complete the lap. The racing is always close in the tight and technical circuit. Mat and Anthony Ford-Dunn have been busy already this season with both brothers taking a double win each, in their respective classes at the first round of the Catalan championship held back in March. But their next biggest challenge comes over the Easter weekend when the brothers travel to France for the first round of the world championships where they take on the world’s best supermoto racers. The learning curve will be steep but what better way to prepare for the following weekends Spanish championship round at Villena. As usual the Supermotoland race team with their sponsors Advance Moves International Removals and Stratton Motorsports, will be in the race paddock to welcome anyone wishing to attend the Villena

race meeting, with racing starting at 10.00 hrs on the Sunday 27th April and the circuit is easy to locate on the CV-81 road from Villena to Yecla. More information and directions can be found at www.chicharrakarts.es and www.supermotoland.com

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This weeks match, Round 8 of the 10 match Spring Series was fished on Thursday 17th April , on the town Section of the River Segura in Murcia. First on the day was Angling Secretary Steve Collins with 7.460 kg, in second place Dennis Pick with 6.78 kg, third was Derek King with 4.56kg and in fourth place Nigel Mourant with 4.02kg. The Federation, via the Medio Ambiente have assured the Club that

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Results and League Table after Monday 14th March Sportsman 3-6 Izzys Bar Magpies Lo Crispin Tavern 3-6 Casa Ventura Falcons Casa Ventura Ospreys 8-1 Catorce Izzys Bar Peacocks 5-4 Rojales Steakhouse Ebony & Ivory Jaguars 6-3 Mr Smiths Robins Bar Meson Galea "B" 7-2 Cortijo Nacho Voles Mr Smiths Jays 4-5 Bar Meson Galea "A" La Siesta Sharks 2-7 Ebony & Ivory Merlins

Murcia Town centre. We can then arrange new venues in Murcia. The match on 24th April will see us back fishing the River Segura Eden Section. Pegs at 8.00, fishing 9 till 2. The next Quiz night is on Tuesday 22nd April starting at 7.30. The cost is 1€ per person and teams of up to 6 can take part. All are welcome to these fun Quizes. The next Club meeting is May 18th, with the Committee meeting at 10.30 and the General Meeting at 11.00. If you are interested in joining this Angling and Social Club, please come along and meet the Committee at any of our Sunday Meetings. For further information visit the Club website at www.carprus.net or telephone 966 717 923. The Clubs home is at the Bar El Alto la Dolores which is on the N332 between Guardamar and La Mata and near the Repsol garage.

Meson Galea "A" Izzys Bar Magpies Ebony & Ivory Jags Meson Galea "B" Cortijo Nacho Voles Casa Ventura Falcons Casa Ventura Ospreys Catorce Lo Crispin Tavern La Siesta Sharks Rojales Steakhouse Sportsman Ebony & Ivory Merls Izzys Bar Peacocks Mr Smiths Robins Mr Smiths Jays

P 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29 29

W 19 18 17 17 16 16 16 15 14 14 13 13 12 11 11 10

L 10 11 12 12 13 13 13 14 15 15 16 16 17 18 18 19

F 135 140 141 141 137 136 133 130 133 124 138 123 124 122 115 116

A 126 121 120 120 124 125 128 131 128 137 124 138 137 139 146 145

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SHIP HISPANIOLA GOLF SOCIETY At La Serena on Monday 14th April 2014. In association with Costa Blanca Green Fee Services For this month’s meeting a group of 20 players visited the established course at La Serena under the excellent society deal obtained from Costa Blanca Green Fee Services. For 2014 we have joined forces with the Lo Marabu GS who play their monthly ‘social game’ the same days as us so we both benefit from the cost economies of scale for booking a larger group than would otherwise be the case The weather forecast was ‘spot on’ with clear blue skies and shorts were the order of the day and the course was in good condition although the greens had a light ‘dusting’ of sand. This months competition included a ‘yellow ball’ team event every team lost the ball on the difficult opening hole with the exception of the team of Mike Probert, Tony Robson, Steen Tidemann and Dave Guest who safely brought the ball home 18 holes later. Despite the difficulty of the course there were some good scores on the day and the winners were as follows: 1st – Wayne Matthews – 42 points, 2nd – Mike Probert – 40 points 3rd – Darren Holden – 37 points. Nearest the pin winners: Par 3 Dave Guest, Par 4 Steen Tidemann, Par 5 Tony Robson We all returned to the Ship Hispaniola in La Mata for a hearty feed and refreshments prepared by Janet and her team with our thanks. The next fixture is at Mar Menor on Monday 12th May at 11.00am Anyone wishing to join our society should contact Grant Goble on 667329772 or better still call in at the bar. By Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services on 966 704 752 or 661 345 931 or at our web-site www.costa-blanca-greenfees.com.

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Paddy's Point Golf Society - Captain's Day 2014 at Las Colinas

We reported on a hole in one a couple of weeks ago by former Spain International Bowler, Sabrina Marks. Well Deja Vu or just spooky, because the girl went and did it again on Good Friday at Villamartin’s 13th hole. Another bar bill............ Luckily all the ladies were celebrating Kaye Jones's birthday which softened the blow. Looks like the idle chat about insurance might well have to be taken to the next stage.....but surely it couldn’t happen a third time. Watch this space!

In 1973 Elton John suggested that “Saturday night was alright for fighting” but nowadays this pack of wolves prefer to dine, dance and drink in moderation!!! So the May Ball was rescheduled from June to April ( it´s a long story but we once had an Irish Captain) and we gathered at our sponsors, Crystals Retaurant, where we were regally fed and entertained by Sean, Agie, Adam and their team. Prior to this event we had contested for the John Woodey Memorial Trophy which was modestly won for the third year in succession by Brian Layden with 33 points after a count back with Bryan Hirst. Gary Edwards was third with 32 points. Next month forty of us are heading to Roquetas de Mar where we will be playing three rounds over the Serena course for the Wolfpack Open – what stories await ?

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A full house of 60 players came along for Sean McCathy's final outing as Captain. The day started with breakfast refreshments at Paddy's Point and then on to our favourite golf course Las Colinas. Group photos were taken and goodie bags issued then it was off to the first tee to watch the captain drive out. Sean although under immense pressure and a few nerves banged one straight down the middle of the fairway. Our starter Pat Kilcourse then did an excellent job of ensuring the remaining 14 four balls got off on time. We had prizes on every hole and two on some, so plenty to play for! Wonderful weather, wonderful course what more could we ask for , good scores for some but not for all! Many thanks to Martin, Ana and all of the staff at Las Colinas for looking after us so well. In the evening 97 players and guests arrived at Las Ramblas for the dinner and presentation, the membership thanked the staff at Las Ramblas for the excellent meal and hospitality. After the meal chairman John Bryan introduced the captain for his speech, with shaking hands and a well rehearsed speech Sean had the the crowd rocking on their seats with his amusing comments on a number of the membership. On a serious note he thanked the membership and committee for

their support over his year. Before the prize giving Myra Coull and Joe Kernan were presented with flowers and a cake to celebrate their 60th birthdays. There were many prizes on the day and tremendous thanks to our numerous sponsors who made this possible. NTP 1 - Michael McIntagart, NTP 2 - Michael McIntagart, Longest Drive - Myra Coull, NTP 3 - Ian Comaskey, NTP 4 - Sheila Dunne, NTP 5- Liam McCreech, NTP 6 - Al Tolin, NTP 7 - Peter Janmes, NTP 8 - Ollie Teahan, NTP 10 - Maureen Corcoran, Longest Drive 11 John Stafford, NTP 12 - Paul O'Shea, Longest Drive 13 - Ski Morgan NTP 14 - Arthur McMullen, NTP 15 - Liam McCreech, NTP 16 - John Stafford, NTP 17 - Myra Coull, NTP 18 - Ski Morgan 7 people shared the 2s pot, Liam McCreech, Bill Gladman, Ray Wyatt, Genero Sanchez, Maureen Corcaran, Myra Coull x 2 Best front 9 - Peter James, Best back 9 - Captain Sean McCarthy, Best Guest - Ski Morgan (c/b), 2nd Guest Michaeil McIntagart, 1st Lady Myra Coull (what a birthday!), 2nd Lady - Maureen Corcoran, 1st place - Ted Duffy, 2nd place - Seamus McGearailt, 3rd place - Joe Kernan (birthday boy) After the evening function we retired to Paddy's Point to continue the party late in to the early hours. A few people partied a little more than others and literally fell home!! Part 2 will follow next week with the annual awards. The photos show Captain Sean McCarthy with first lady Myra Coull, and winner Ted Duffy teeing off.

HUB SPOR TS BAR GOLF SOCIETY VILLA MAR TIN The ever improving La Serena course hosted the Hub golfers´ second summer event recently. With tees in many cases over generously moved forward for maintenance, it was no surprise that a number of the members and guests alike found the course a trifle easier than expected, resulting in some outlandish scores. Some excellent examples included Graeme Jackson´s 38 points with two ¨blobs¨ plus a 5 pointer on the Par 3, third, birded with two shots allowed. Another was the 41 points amassed by Simon Nutz with just one ¨blob¨ but three 4 pointers. I was however playing with the inimitable Jackson whose play belied his 28 handicap, which of course is now history. A very good round with a thoroughly deserved outcome. Man of the day was Gary Gates playing off 17. A handicap last time out that didn’t even claim 30 points, but this time however a massive 42 points even with a no score on the 10th, Par 4. A 4 point birdie on the second got

Gates off to a flyer reaching 21 points on the front 9, repeated on the back for a winning total. Other notable ¨9s¨ came from Jackson 21 points, Nutz 22 points, both on the front 9 and Paul Durrant 21 points (back 9). Shaun Smith couldn’t maintain his 20 points on the front, but amassed enough for a podium finish. The Hub´s next event is at Roda on 4th May, interested golfers should register at the Hub (Villamartin). Hub Society member Trevor Scammell hit an excellent hole in one at the Corvera course last week, with two playing partners and wife Ali to witness the achievement. Cajoled into buying a round of drinks he begrudgingly made his way to the Club House to buy the customary round only to find it closed. Needless to say, Trevor has extended the customary drink to anyone who knows him. Results: N.T.P. Hole 9 John Stevenson, Hole 17 Gary Gates Grand Prix: 3rd Shaun Smith 37pts, 2nd Graeme Jackson 38pts, 1st Gary Gates 42pts PJ´s Rentacar Best Guest Simon Nutz 41pts Picture shows Simon Williams contemplating an iron or may be a tree wood after finding his ball, 6ft above the fairway. By Paul Durrant

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RIQUELME - SMGS VISIT A good number of members & guests made the inland trek to Riquelme, one of the Murcian Jack Nicklaus courses, for the society's mid month mtg. Similar to his other courses in the area, the designer's usual characteristics are clear to see - raised greens with no shortage of bunkers protecting them. The lake which is flanked on opposite banks with the 2 hardest holes (9 & 18) on the course is very picturesque with the distant rugged hills creating an impressive backdrop. My personal experience on the latter of these holes enabled me to enjoy the scenery & not be overly concerned as to the whereabouts of my ball. In fact after clearly losing an argument with a bush not far from the tee, my ball spent most of the time in my pocket! NTP's were awarded to Tony Smale (5), Darren Hancock (7), Big Mick Cook (15) & Phil Birtwistle (17). The guest prize was picked up by Dave Ferguson with his 25 points. 2 special extra prizes were on offer as well - for those who believe that golf can often be "a game of 2 halves!" These were awarded to 2 players who weren't in the main prizes but who had excelled on one 9 or the other. Tony Smale won for his performance on the front 9 & John Aitchison for the back 9 - each had scored 18 pts on their respective nines & we'll not mention what their totals were! Bronze category winners were - 4th was Keith Wraithmell (29), 3rd was Chris Hamblett (34), 2nd

was Mick Roscoe (35) & 1st with 38 pts was Mary Cleary. Silver winners were Linda Cain in 4th (26), Mike Jordan in 3rd (27), Marg Birtwistle in 2nd (31) but even she couldn't catch this week's winner with 32 pts - Phil Birtwistle! Gold category's top 4 were John Osborne in 4th with 31, Darren Hancock took 3rd with 32 (C/B), 2nd was Mick Cook (32 C/B) & 1st was Theo Boelhouwer also with 32 (C/B). Keep logged into www.smgs.org for all society matters or just give Baz a buzz on 966 730 133 regarding future Wednesday meetings at which guests are always welcome.

SAN JAVIER GS - CAPTAINS DRIVE-IN Hi Everyone, what a great way to start the new season everyone playing in shorts in April in 25c with a golf course to match the weather a great day was had by all.The Captains drive in for the new man at the top was won by Paul Matthews who play some great golf on the day scoring 38pts with Dave Archer second on 36pts and in third Mick Hardy 35pts. Coming out on top in Division two after some working out when the top 3 all came in with 32pts. On count back after count back Ivor Jones came out on top with Ty Williams second and Joe Flanagan third well played all of you. Nearest the pins where won by the following players Paul Matthews, Barry Beale, Barry Butterworth and Bill McLaughlin. The next Society's game is on TUESDAY, 22nd APRIL 2014 at VISTABELLA. 1st Tee time - 9.00am. The format is TEXAS SCRAMBLE (22 holes).

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LA MARINA G.S. THE BARCLAY'S TROPHY Slightly reduced numbers this week,due to the Easter Break, but still a successful day. We were contesting the Barclay's trophy with all prizes being donated by our sponsor Barclay's Estate Agent from La Marina. Due to a mix-up with tee-times we were late starting but all seemed to move smoothly along, with a round at about four and a half hours. Highlight of the day was provided by Elspeth, whose mis-hit ball on the par 5 12th was heading for the depths of the lake when it hit the top of the surrounding wall and rebounded at right angles to finish 20 feet from the pin, causing much mirth for the rest of her 4-ball.. Only 3 players managed to hit the greens of the par 3's so all finished nearest the pins. Prizes went to Barry Thorogood,Alan Jones and Carol Marriner. The Barclay's Trophy was won by President Barry Thorogood with a highly commendable 36 pts , which also meant he won the balls for the Gold Division. Winner of the Silver Division was Carol Marriner with 34pts. Thanks go to Paulo at the La Marina Club for the pizza,sausages, chips and Bread and Alioli he provided for our aftermatch high tea. Our next meeting is at Alenda at 0920 on 1st May at a cost of 40 Euros. Info - Alan Craig on e-mail a100ac@yahoo.co.uk or by phoning him on 965 07 7204

CLARKES BAR G.S. This week we made our way to La Serena for our weekly stableford competition. The course was in excellent shape with true receptive greens that were not too fast but not slow either. The weather was warm and sunny with little or no breeze to start with but that changed later in the round to probably a one club breeze blowing predominantly across the course. It was also one of our members 60th birthday so there was a surprise party on our return to the bar, congratulations to Steve Dunleavy on your birthday and well played scoring 30 points but unfortunately missing out on the prizes. Congratulations also to our winner this week, his first win since October 11th 2012 at Bonalba. Full results: Nearest the pin on hole 9 was Alan Pickett Nearest the pin on hole 17 was Patricia Creegan Nearest the par 4 13th in 2 was Dave Adams Longest Drive on hole 18 was Robert Wardrop (pity about the rest of your round) Winner with 33 points was Leigh Bryant (He also scored 33 points the last time he won) Runner up with 32 points on count back better back 6 was Patricia Creegan who just pipped John Porter Next week we are at Corvera meet at the bar at 08:00


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Tuesday, 22nd April, 2014

ELCHE LOSE TO LEAGUE LEADERS BY JOHN MCGREGOR

AT MADRID ......2 ELCHE CF ............0

Who needed the points more? At the mighty Vicente Calderon stadium on Friday night arguably Atletico did to stay top of La Liga from Real Madrid and Barcelona, but lowly Elche gave the Rojiblancos a fright and nearly earned a hugely welcome point, both goals coming late in the game. Solid, dependable Peligrin, star of last year was still deputisng in the centre of defence for Lomban, but this time the Romanian Sapuranu had a rare start at left back where captain Albacar is still unfit. Everpresent all season Ruben Perez on loan from Atletico was ineligible to play, deputised in midfield by another one of last season’s heroes Rivera. Alongside him in midfield was Carlos Sanchez, Javi Marquez and Carles Gil, with Coro supporting Christian Herrera up front. For Atletico David Villa and Deigo Costa started, a striking combination which has taken Athletico to the top of both the Spanish League and Europe. Manager Diego Simeone is taking on ex-Real manager Jose Mourinho and Chelsea on Tuesday in the Champions League semifinals. Only five minutes had gone when Elche goalkeeper Herrera hurtled off his line to pluck the ball off Costa’s foot following a superb through ball, but steadily Elche settled and came back with a Sanchez long shot that was pushed around the post. From the resultant corner the tall Courtois in the Athetico goal saved Peligrin’s firm header at the second attempt. Just before half-time a cross from the Atletico right grazed Costa’s forehead, coming down for Sosa to put it just wide, the score 0 – 0 at half time.

Only five minutes into the second half and from a long cross into the Elche box Sapuranu was adjudged to have hauled down Costa and was booked. Villa stepped up to take the penalty, but Herrera was on his toes to push away the striker’s soft low shot. It was beginning to look like this might not be Atletico’s day as the expectant home crowd roared on their heroes. Elche bookings began when Coro was booked for a foot-up challenge, and as Rivera tripped Costa and was rightly yellow-carded everyone got excited and tempers flared, Peligrin then following in the book. As usual Elche coach Fran Escriba began to ring the changes, firstly Fidel on for the ineffective Herrera up front, then Boakye for Javi Marquez and finally Aaron replacing Carles Gil. With 20 minutes left and the worried crowd urging the Rojiblancos on, an innocent-looking long corner found the head of defender Miranda. His long, looping header eluded everyone into the far corner of Herrera’s net, 1 - 0. Elche were not finished though as Carlos Sanchez, now playing well at last drove the Franjiverdes forward in search of the equaliser. Two minutes from time it was all over as Sapuranu chased Costa into the area and nudged him, the Romanian booked for his second foul, and rightly sent off - not for the first time this season. This time Diego scored the penalty himself, the final result 2 – 0 an unfair reflection of the match, which left Elche fifth from bottom. Rivals Osasuna and Getafe both drew, Osasuna now level with Elche. Getafe are three points behind, with Valladolid equal, but who are away to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Below third-bottom Getafe are Almeria two points behind with Real Betis bottom on 22 points. The Franjiverdes’s home game next Friday against mid-table Levante will be vitally important - after 26 years away it would be cruel for Elche to be relegated in their first season back. Mucho Elche! Pelegrin snuffs out the Costa danger Photo: www.elchecf.es

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TORRY EXTEND THEIR UNBEATEN RUN FC TORREVIEJA - 2. CD ACERO - 1 By Steve Hibberd Another merited victory extented Torry's unbeaten run to 4 matches, also gaining sweet revenge for the early December defeat at Acero. With only 3 games remaining, Torry move closer to the play off positions, but unfortunately, it looks like being a case of rueing all those unnecessary dropped points. Dani Meseguer opened the scoring on 24 mins, scoring directly from a free kick. Carrrasco doubled Torry's lead 8 mins later, when he converted Obele's headed cross. Acero fought back, and on 48 mins, Alberto latched on to a Valeolivas clearance, volleying home from way outside the box. Ref Sanchez reduced Torry to 10 men on 82 mins, issuing a 2nd yellow card to Pastor, who had only come on as a 2nd half substitute. He also booked fellow Torry players, Vicente, Obele, Burguillos and Martin, plus 3 opponents. Torry team: CARRION, VICENTE, DANI MESEGUER, MARTIN, VALEOLIVAS, BURGUILLOS, DANI LUCAS (PASTOR 58), MICRO, CARRASCO (PAU 88), ALBERTO (PAUL 89), OBELE Next weekend, Torry are at Atletico Saguntino, for another div 3 fixture. Check Torry websites for details.

The Orange Tree Golf Society Hacienda Riquelme - Tuesday 15th April Once again this newly formed golf society met to play its fortnightly society event. This week we had our biggest ever turn out of members and guests just showing that this little friendly golf society is going from strength to strength. Thank you all for making this society one of the best within Cabo Roig. On arrival at the course we were once again met with lovely weather, the golfing gods have been shining on us this year. Plus we were once again made very welcome by the staff of one of the best courses on the Costa, unfortunately the green at this course at the moment are in a terrible state and distracts from what is a wonderful course generally. Although saying this hanks must still go to the course staff for making the day go smoothly. This time around with the high number of players we decided to pay a 4 man team event playing 2-3-4, allowing all members to partake and also having a bad hole. We all returned back to our home base, The Orange Tree Bar and Restaurant in Cabo Roig for the presentation and lovely snacks and drinks. Thanks to Chris, Nigel, Lilly, Hannah and Viv for providing these and the wonderful welcome also. Winners of this weeks event was Chris Blown, Aaron, Dave Eadington and Mick Riley with a score of 105, 2nd were Don Martin, Steve, Kedric Rhodes, and Peter Cowan with 84 points and 3rd were Mark, Gary, Martin Lowe and Kevin Wenn with 83 points. NTP,s went to Gary hole # 5, Martin Lowe Hole # 7, Mick Riley hole # 15 and Mark on hole # 17 The next Orange Tree Golf Society event is on the 29th April at La Serena. All golfers of any standard are welcome to join us on that day and will be made most welcome into the society. Names can either be placed on the golfers notice board with the restaurant or by phoning the Orange Tree on 965323235 or emailing on orangetree@Hotmail.es All the society dates and venues for 2014 can be found on the website www.orangetree-caboroig.com All players please meet at The Orange Tree bar and restaurant on the Monday night prior (28th April) between 5 - 6pm to pay your fee plus know the competition and draw.

SPANISH HORSE TO ENTER BRITISH CLASSIC FOR FIRST TIME “Racing in England is equivalent to playing football in the Champions League”! Spanish based trainer Enrique Leon By ANDREW ATKINSON Noozhoh Canarias will be the first Spanish-trained horse to run in a British Classic when he takes the field in the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket on May 4. And Madrid based trainer Enrique Leon said racing in England is equivalent to playing football in the Champions League! “Coming to England is like playing in the Champions League - it’s a dream of everybody in Spain,” said Leon, who has a string of 22 horses at Madrid racecourse. "Noozhoh Canarias has got beautiful balance and I believe he can adapt very well to Newmarket," said Leon. After

victory in late March at the Madrid La Zarzuela Premio Torre Arias track Noozhoh Canarias has been backed from 33-1 to 16-1 in Newmarket's Qipco 2,000 Guineas. The Rowley Mile will be a big test for Noozhoh Canarias - with Aidan O'Brien's 4-1 shot Australia and John Gosden's Kingman at 11-10 favourite, leading fancies in the 2014 2000 Guineas betting. But Leon is unfazed: "We’ve got nothing to lose - and a lot to win - so we’re going to take the chance," said Leon. Noozhoh Canarias jockey is Christophe Soumillon and Leon, 33, formerly employed at James Fanshawe's Newmarket yard, said: "He's a very simple horse to train and is very professional. “I believe this year is going to be a very strong Guineas - but we want to try. It’s very tough, but he’s got a big heart, he is a big fighter." Betting: Kingman 11-10, Australia, 7-2, Toormore 7-1, Kingston Hill 10-1, War Command 12-1, Noozhoh Canarias 16-1, Outstrip 16-1, True Story 16-1, Ertijaal 20-1, Geoffrey Chaucer 20-1, Night Of Thunder 20-1, 25-1 bar.

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