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REMEMBERING A BRITISH HERO OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

On the 28th of March, 1939, the British coal ship Stanbrook, with her 24 crew, took part in the last evacuation of refugees from the port of Alicante to Oran, a major city on the NW Mediterranean coast of Algeria. In March of 1939, Alicante harbour was blocked off by Franco´s troops, with air support for the blockade provided by German Nazis, thus preventing ships from entering and leaving the area and carrying out any kind of rescue operation. With some 15,000 refugees trapped in the harbour, to be taken by soldiers of the División Littorio, an Italian unit strengthened by Franco´s troops, to concentration camps in Los Almendros, later to be taken to a similar prison in Albatera. Anchored off the coast of Alicante, the Stanbrook was waiting to load oranges and saffron. The ship's Welsh cap-

tain, Archibald Dickson, could see the thousands of helpless refugees in the port, and thus defied the orders of the ship´s owners, who were ceding to Britain´s policy of non-intervention, and moved to take as many on board his ship as he could carry. Helia Gonzalez Beltran, now the honorary president of the memorial group, was just 4 years old at the time, who documented her experience of the event, saying, “We arrived at the port by train from Elx. Once there, a long line separated us from a boat that seemed huge with a strange name and with many people. We, like everyone else, were afraid we wouldn´t reach the walkway that allowed us to reach it”. Continuing, “At last we reached the boat. Strong arms lifted me. I saw a smiling face, a sailor's cap and he gave me a kiss on the cheek. He did not say a word, but that hug, that look, promised something good ... he was Captain Dickson and there was no danger”. Continued on Page 2


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Continued from Page One Once on board, though the passengers were by no means safe. Helia recalls, “I remember a crowded deck, with dark sky over our heads. It rained that night, not much, but it was cold. Dad told me to take care of my sister. My mother shared a tortilla with a family from Málaga”. The Stanbrook set sail on the

Monday, 9th June, 2014 artillery that had somehow missed its target, through which Captain Dickson continued, without fear, and once reaching the open sea heading south, changing the original route to avoid the looming aircraft, with a ship that weighed far more than she could carry, sailing below the waterline, plucking the lucky escapees away from a nightmare

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Helia Gonzalez was just 4 years of age at the time evening of March the 28th, with 2,638 people on board, dramatically dodging projectiles and artillery fire as the military cruiser Canarias blocked the port and the route of egress. A coal ship faces the might power of a military battleship, armed and firing, only luck, skill and fate could determine the outcome. The ship avoided the projectiles, whilst continually splashed by the water dispersed by the

that was still gripping Spain, albeit, they were not to know, the event took place just 4 days before the end of the Spanish Civil war. In March of this year, accompanying a street in Alicante already named after the Stanbrook, a monument was unveiled in the port area to the memory of those heroes of that night, as part of the 75th anniversary commemorations.

Last week, a ship set sail to reenact the journey, with relatives, historians and even some of the original passengers on board, arriving in Oran where a monument was unveiled in the Jardín Sidi M'Hamed, fixing a line of memory from both ends of the journey of hope. During the inauguration of that monument, a letter by Helia was read to those in attendance, not only detailing what she and so many went through, but sharing her emotive thoughts about the heroes who saved her, both on the Stanbrook, and other ships involved in the evacuation. “On the night of March 28, 1939 more than 3,200 people came out from the port of Alicante with the longing and hope for refuge in a place where they could be free and lifesaving.” Whilst detailing the actions of Captain Dickson, the letter read ”All passengers put their trust in him to save us from the danger of persecution in the sea of “Franco's allies.”, continuing, “This journey that you undertake in memory, in honour, in admiration for all (captain, crew, passengers ...) should not be a sad trip for you. All who escaped knew that this was going to be our only hope.” Whilst much of Spain is still divided between those who want to remember and those who want to forget one of the most horrific times in the country´s history,

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A memorial was also held in Valencia last Sunday

with many of the relevant documents and data destroyed, groups such as the one which organised this event, Operación Stanbrook, are keen to try to keep the memory alive. On Sunday, as Spain watched the military parade in Madrid dedicated to the memory of those members of the armed forces who have fallen, along with those

in service today, a memorial concert took place in Valencia to recognise those heroes of the Stanbrook, merchant sailors not in military service, who fought their own battle of will and courage and put their lives on the line to save so many from what could have been a fate of unbearable consequences.

GEORGE STEPHEN FAULKNER 26 MAY 32 - 26 MAY 14

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By Davy Young George Faulkner was a friendly chap, that´s what I like to think, He wasn’t one to raise his voice, or one to raise a stink. His life was full of plenty, and stories would recall, Of times in army uniform, but they werent all a ball. His service took him round the world, to various locations, Serving Queen & country, in far off foreign nations His sporting love was good old golf and this he did enjoy, He even organised events for many girl and boy.

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Sunny Spain called out to George, with Anne he did adventure, They settled down in their nice house, here on the Costa Blanca! As the years caught up with George the golf it had to go, But going out to dinner You couldn’t call him slow. At home George liked to entertain his stories took the floor, And if you listened carefully He always would tell more. But now we have to say farewell to George, life´s journey ended, God Bless you, and look after all those folks that you befriended.


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MONTECID RESIDENTS TAKE TO THE STREETS IN PROTEST The mayoress seems completely oblivious to the resident’s concerns

mass demonstration was held in Urbanisation Montecid in Monforte del Cid, Alicante, on Saturday 31st May 2014, to protest about the appalling lack of service received in the past 8 years from the local council. The meeting was extremely well attended by over 100 residents, complete with banners, fireworks, whistles and loudspeakers and representatives from other political parties. However the ruling PP Mayoress did not attend, nor did she send any representation. The demonstration was after 8 years of frustration with Monforte Del Cid Council who have left Montecid unattended and forgotten. MASA have not built there for over 4 years and the residents of Montecid are left with unfinished houses, rubble, decay, neglect and complete lack of services. They are only remembered when the press publishes an article of protest from residents or during election periods. The residents of Montecid (individual neighbours, presidents of the different Community of Owners, and the Montecid Neighbourhood Association) have already exhausted all avenues of communication with the council, and the Council still fails to comply with its legal obligations to the residents. They all pay their IBI and for basuras as well as licences for swimming pools, terrace glazing, garden works etc, but maintenance services from Monforte Del Cid Council are barely visible.

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Currently they only have rubbish collection, waste disposal and street lighting. The street cleaning service barely exists, the Council owned areas are overgrown with weeds and debris causing fire and health risks, there is no maintenance of the sewers, no replacement of the damaged or burned rubbish bins, the maintenance of green areas is almost nil and with barely any lighting, the play area for children is inadequate and dangerous, including wood chips mixed with bark, and these are just some of the problems the residents have had to put up with. In addition, the original entrance road into Montecid has been closed by the Town Hall and a new access road (built with money from MASA that was supposed to be used to rectify internal road and structural problems). It has been built but is not yet legal as the Fomento in Madrid will not authorise it due to being inadequately constructed as whenever there is heavy rain it floods. But the Mayoress has done nothing to rectify this and call back the workmen, she just uses it as yet another excuse not to reception Montecid. Also this new road has health and safety concerns due to the length of time it now takes to access the site from the A31 (police, ambulance, fire brigade etc) which has also forced everyone to extra mileage when leaving/entering the site. According to a press release issued by the City Council on July 30th 2013, printed in a Spanish newspaper, the Council would assume maintenance and conclude the pending works in Montecid, but as of today there is still no change.

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TORREVIEJA SET TO LOSE MAJOR REVENUE STREAM

Maintaining their commitment to total transparency, Orihuela´s councillor for Internal Affairs, Víctor Ruiz, announced the findings of the padrón cleanup operation carried out by the Institute of National Statistics this week, detailing how Orihuela has lost 8,000 residents as a result of the audit, mostly British nationals, resulting in both a significant decline in the population, and confirmation of the numbers of ex-pats who have left the area. Torrevieja meanwhile did not provide the data for the findings of their

audit, but it was revealed in a respected Spanish newspaper that they look set to lose some 15,000 residents from the 1st of January 2015 for the same reason, the equivalent of 14% of the population, dropping from 107,000 to 91,400 registered residents. The audit has been ongoing on behalf of the central government across the whole country, and in August of last year, both these town hall received notification of the facts that an audit was to be carried out, in order to correct registrations for residents who may have moved away, died, or had simply not renewed their status. A campaign was then

MOBILE PHONE SCANDAL REACHES COURT In late 2012, we reported how Torrevieja council had been rocked by allegations of wrongdoing, which highlighted a number of council officials had been implicated in a case whereas their public funded mobile phones had been used for personal reasons, racking up extortionate bills for the tax payer. Olympic gold medallist and the Councillor for Education and Sports Daniel Plaza, who was accused of using his town hall issued mobile phone to regularly call sex workers, resigned from office. A number of other politicians remained insistent that they had done nothing wrong, although other immediately paid back the money, and even ex-pat favourite Graham Knight, who headed up the foreigner´s office at the time, was accused of using his mobile phone from abroad, for personal reasons. This week, the judge considering the case, Natalia Martínez, based on a report from the judicial police, has called for six of those involved to appear in court, facing criminal charges of embezzlement, contrary to article 433 of the Penal Code. Two of those called to court are still serving in the council, Eduardo Gil Rebollo and Javier Montoro, along with advisor Juana López Carmona, who will attend to face charges on the 25th of June. Whereas former councillors Daniel Plaza and José Manuel Pizana, along with Graham Knight, will appear two days later, on the 27th. The current councillor for projects and public works, amongst other

things, Javier Montoro, accumulated a bill of 1,300 euro in calls to his girlfriend, but he almost instantly returned the money and apologised for his actions, but continued in office. The second serving councillor, who was the councillor for Public Safety, Eduardo Gil Rebollo, was said to have subscribed to a payper-view pornography channels. He made on apology at the time. Daniel Plaza, the former councillor for education and sport, was reported to have used the mobile phone in his care for making more than 200 calls to sexual service providers between 2007 and 2012. He denied responsibility, although did admit that it was possible his phone had made the calls, but reportedly retuned the money spent. Former councillor for education, José Manuel Pizana, was listed in the case as having had his mobile phone bill paid until October 2011, despite leaving office in the May of that year. Juana López Carmona, who worked in the festivities department, is said to have called at least 170 late night competition lines, and Graham Knight, a now retired representative advisor to foreign residents, was said to have clocked up a bill of 1,140 euro whilst “data roaming” with his municipal mobile phone in the UK during a single weekend in November 2009. Coordinator for the Unión Progreso y Democracia group in Torrevieja, José Serna, has called for the immediate resignation or termination of the councilors and advisors involved in the “misappropriation of public funds through the misuse of mobile phones”, on account of their actions undermining the entire political process in the city, much as was the case of the former PP mayor, Pedro Hernández Mateo, convicted of trespass and forgery but still evading prison, calling both the actions of those directly involved, and their political group allies who have failed to take action, as “shameful”. If found guilty in the courts, those involved face a fine, as well as being banned from holding public office for between 6 months and 3 years, although it is believed that any refunds will be taken into consideration as mitigation when passing sentence.

launched to encourage residents to both check and confirm their status, which was duly done by many residents. As the process continued, initial concerns in Orihuela that they faced the prospect from initial estimates of losing between 17,000 to 18,000 residents, some 15% of their population, over 9,000 people confirmed their questionable status, some done following a visit from the police, to which the remaining figure of 8,000 to be removed was reached. However, the figure in Torrevieja has far worse consequences that might seem apparent at first, because in losing their 15,000 residents, and therefore now having an official population of 91,400, it means that Torrevieja falls below the 100,000 threshold required to be classed as a “big city”, a situation which has not been present since before 2007, which may well have dire consequences for the management of the budgets and public services in the immediate future. If this is the case, not only will Torrevieja now lose the funding of those 15,000 people from the budget allocated from the central government, the actual amount of money per head is lower for municipalities which fall below the 100,000 threshold, as is the case in Orihuela. As many people still deny the numbers of immigrants who have left Spain, this latest data only adds confirmation to the facts. However, there are also a sizeable number of people who are still not registered on the padrón. In Orihuela, this figure is somewhere between an estimated 10,000 and 15,000 people. As the population gap between the two municipalities continues to close, with Orihuela getting set to match Torrevieja within a very short time, the data also proves to show how significant it is to not register on the padrón. Torrevieja may well face a budget nightmare, lack of funding and even more cuts in the future, with even the possibility of indirect and direct tax increases to plug the gap that this will make, by not being on the padrón, you are potentially directly responsible for a possible reduction in service. Meanwhile, for Orihuela, as the population grows there, it is not too far a leap to go over that 100,000 benchmark, thus increasing the revenue and the cost per capita that Torrevieja will now have to suffer.


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MORE IMPROVEMENTS ON THE ORIHU ELA COSTA

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n Friday, the councillor for infrastructure in the municipality of Orihuela, Víctor Ruiz of the PSOE, was given a guided tour of the coastal area by the councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer of the Los Verdes Green Party. The aim of the tour, which was organised by Scheurer, was to familiarise the Orihuela based councillor with the Orihuela Costa and some of the problems faced by the residents, so that the infrastructure department will have a better understanding of why more money is needed on the coast. The Los Verdes green councillor told The Leader, “It is important for him to see the real problems, not just look at pictures, so that he can get a real feel for the problems faced on the Orihuela Costa”. Ruiz is relatively new to the government team, having only taken over the role within the council recently, following the departure of the socialist Antonia Moreno.

rare in the past”. More work is being carried out improving the Orihuela Costa, with the long awaited footpath and pavement on the road which runs from the Los Dolces commercial centre now starting, and further aesthetic work to replace planters and flowers on the beachside wall at La Zenia. This latter project is also a unique improvement, as it will be the first to feature plants which have been grown entirely on the Orihuela Costa, in the relatively newly built greenhouse, which was constructed with the intention of allowing the garden maintenance workers to grow all of the plants needed for the coast, without having to go to the expense of purchasing them from outside suppliers, thus saving a considerable amount of money, whilst still improving the appearance. The Orihuela Costa town hall, like most others around the country, has now switch to the summer operating timetable, which means that access to the public reduces, as the town hall now closes at 13:30. The staff inside still work beyond this time, but visitors must bear in mind the reduced hours if you need to be seen. New construction work at La Zenia

The councillor for works, Manuel Gallud of the Los Verdes, has received 336,000 euro funding from the public employment office, which will be used to hire 99 labourers to cover three major projects in the municipality, primarily looking after and improving the green and park areas. The first zone which will benefit from this work, once the recruitment process is complete, will be the Orihuela Costa. The councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer, praised this decision, telling The Leader that “I am pleased that not only has my colleague from the Los Verdes promised to prioritise the improvements on the Orihuela Costa, it is refreshing to see that a decision can be made to give the coast priority for a change, something which has been very

The government spokesperson for Orihuela, Carolina Gracia, has announced the approval for the construction of 167 new build homes on the Orihuela Costa. In total, seven construction licences have been issued to a number of different companies, who will build the homes over five different zones within the coastal zone.

There will be four fases of construction in the PAU-3 area, consisting of 33, 35, 36 and 38 units, and a block of 21 homes in the Lomas de Campoamor. There will also be two new homes constructed in La Zenia and one in the E-2 El Barranco area. In addition to these new buildings, the urbanism department has also studied 22 cases of infractions of planning law, of which 19 have resulted in a demolition order, the remainder being the subject of correction or penalty payments.

The councillor for the coast of Orihuela, Martina Scheurer, has announced the completion of aesthetic work on one of the principle roundabouts on the main N-332 road, in the Campoamor area. The work, which included the addition of plants and vegetation, coloured features, ornamental sand and artificial grass, cost a total of 18,000 euro. With a small number of people criticising the expenditure on this feature when there are other elements of the coast in need of investment, Scheurer pointed out that this work was already assigned and budgeted since 2010, but there had been no attempts to have the work completed until now. The money assigned to the project was “ring-fenced” and could not have been spent on anything else other than the completion of this contract. There had been a further more recent delay because the work had been ignored previously, which meant that the relevant permission and authority of the national road authority had to begin again with a brand new application. Other roundabouts in the municipality have also being undergoing outstanding work at the same time.


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COASTAL COUNCILLOR DEFENDS CORRUPTION ALLEGATION The councillor for the coast, Martina Scheurer of the Los Verdes green party in Orihuela, has once again been forced to defend the beach bar contract process and clear up a lot of confusion and misdirection which has been spread. The quality standards has been one of the main criticisms of the contract process, but Scheurer points out, “A part from the ‘Q’, the tender conditions did also require the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001”, which is an element many have chosen to ignore, especially given the fact that none of the other bidding companies had those standards. “So even if the ‘Q’ would not have been a part of the conditions, those 3 companies would not have been able to participate”. Regarding the allegations that the company awarded the contract had a debt with the town hall, Scheurer points out that “At that time I was absolutely NOT aware of the fact that the town hall should have claimed to Chiringuitos del Sol the amount of the fee issued by the Ministry of Coast. In fact the outstanding amount which is now claimed to them is due to the inactivity of the town hall since the beginning of the contract back in 2006. It is outstanding and only converts into a DEBT when it is officially requested and when the legal period of voluntary payment has expired”, “Clearly nobody before claimed this coastal fee, including Mr. Mancebo who was councillor of Orihuela Costa”. It was the current government who are the first to request this outstanding coastal fee, when the contract department were to make an official request to Chiringuitos del Sol, “As this did not happen, the “famous” letter signed by Monserrate Guillen and myself was send to Chiringuitos del Sol in October 2013”. The full statement is available on the website, www.theleader.info, but to conclude, Scheurer says, “If anyone thinks that a conspiracy has taken place... he should do whatever he thinks is necessary. Everything has been done legally, and so confirmed by the head technician of the contract department, the general secretary as well as of the new Interventor (Auditor), who is known all over Spain for his strict acting against any kind of corruption.”

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JUDGE REQUESTS PROBE INTO ORIHUELA PP LEADER CASE he judge investigating potential corruption in the case of the leader of the Partido Popular in Orihuela, Pepa Ferrando, has ordered proceedings against one of the private companies involved, who may have received work assigned by the politician when she was the councillor for culture in the municipality. It is alleged that rather than putting contracts out to public tender, the work was split and shared amongst other companies, the award for work which would then fall within the financial limits of requiring to go to public tender, and could be assigned by a councillor freely. Now, according to reports, the judge is calling for a financial and tax investigation into a company named “Pepa Ferrando Protocolo & Eventos SL”, a design and events management company of which the accused councillor is believed to be involved, along with her sister. The court notes state that the judge has asked that the Economic Crime Unit and the Prosecutor of the National Police investigates the company in order to ascertain whether there was a possibility that they could have received orders for work from the council. However, this is just an investigation, with no evidence at this time to suggest wrongdoing, as the company was formed in 2007, whereas the case in which Ferrando is being investigated was when she was the councillor for culture, between 2008 and 2011, and she is not thought to have had any active role within the company which bears her name during that period. Along with Ferrando, the representative of nine companies are under investigation as part of the FITUR exhibition case, many of which seemed to share both a geographical location and, in some cases, board members or partners. They are facing criminal charges of malfeasance, embezzlement, fraud and possible bribery. Ferrando has always denied the existence of anomalies and stressed that the case will simply serve to prove her innocence, as those who accused her did not understand the recruitment process and argued that

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she simply followed the recommendations of two of her advisers, who, according to Ferrando, made contact with the representatives of these companies to commission the work.


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ALICANTE FLIGHT DRAMA MERGENCY chutes were put into motion on Friday for 139 panic-stricken passengers on a Jet2 flight from Alicante to Blackpool in a dramatic evacuation. “It was quite scary. The chutes came down but one of them would not open. In places there was nobody catching people at the bottom - people just slid off," said a shocked passenger. The drama occurred after Blackpool Airport air traffic control spotted smoke coming from the brakes upon landing. The drama saw three fire crews from Lancashire Fire and Rescue service race to the incident after smoke emitted after landing on Friday June 6 on the LS740 flight from Alicante. The alarm was raised after smoke was seen coming from the plane’s

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brakes - caused by a suspected hydraulic fluid leak. The passengers initially remained on board the plane - in the wake of a dramatic landing - before being instructed to make an emergency exit down the chutes. Passengers exited down the chutes - some sustaining cuts - as they slid on to runway. The incident lead to the runway being closed for three hours. “Passengers had scratches on their arms and legs banged heads - but it could have been a lot worse,” said another passenger. After a fast, bumpy landing smoke was seen coming off a tyre that lead to evacuating the passengers - leading to panic. “It was a hydraulic fluid leak in the under carriage - when the aircraft landed it smoked," said Sue Kendrick, corporate affairs manager at Blackpool Airport. “It carried on smoking - to be on the safe side we evacuated," she said. “Emergency orders worked absolutely perfectly. It’s good to see in an emergency situation they all worked well," she said. “The captain was advised to evacuate flight LS740 from Alicante as a precautionary measure," said a Jet2 spokesperson. "Blackpool Airport air traffic control spotted smoke coming from the brakes on landing. All passengers evacuated safely. A full investigation is now underway,” said the Jet2 spokesperson. ends And passenger Roasaleen Johnson, of Princeway, South Shore, Blackpool, described the drama: “The plane went down quite sharply. "It was quite a fast landing - a bit of excitement nobody was expecting. But she criticised the evacuation being told to initially to remain seated - prior to exiting down the chutes: “I think they kept us on the plane a bit long. "They could have got us off sooner." she said.

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TAKE NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS IN THE SUN s temperatures increased significantly in the middle of this week, we were reminded of the need to take proper precautions when out and about.

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Every year the hottest coastal areas see many people suffer the effects of heat and sunstroke, some of which lead to tragedies such as these this week. In Torrevieja on Wednesday, a man was seen to collapse in the street, falling into the sea, but rescuers could do nothing to save him. On the Orihuela Costa, near the Los Dolses school, a body lay in the street in similar circumstances. With temperatures in the 30´s, the UV index was shown as 13 at the height of Wednesday, which is classed as “Extreme risk of harm from unprotected sun exposure”. The Violet alert means that everybody needs to take precautions, which include avoiding going out at the hottest times of day, walking in shade where possible, wearing sunglasses and using SPF 30+ sunscreen, covering the body with a long-sleeve shirt and trousers, wearing a very broad hat and drinking plenty of water. The area was also on high alert for forest fires, with the risk near the highest possible, with caution also being asked to deal with rubbish and smoking paraphernalia to try to prevent inadvertent ignition.


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SELL OUT CONCERT AT ASTURIAS

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n Sunday night a packed audience was treated to a double-delight concert given by the Orihuela Costa Male Voice Choir and the talented youngsters of the Cantemos! Youth Choir. Fully 20 minutes before the concert started potential patrons who had not purchased tickets beforehand were politely turned away as every seat was taken. The Male Voice Choir started with a wide variety of music ranging from Wand'rin' Star, Some Enchanted Evening, and of course the appropriate Welsh hymn tunes for which male choirs are famous. Then along came Cantemos! Youth with an entire programme of Abba songs which delighted the enthusiastic audience - bringing them to their feet on several occasions. The well-known soloists of Cantemos! - including three of the finest on the Costa, Janelle Gaskell, Elise MacGregor and Holly Neeson won great acclaim with Super Trouper and Lay All Your Love On Me. Joining them was a first-time soloist, Gemma Garcia Gamble, who sang Our Last Summer much to the great satisfaction of the thrilled audience. The Male Voice Choir returned with several more show-stopping songs. At this point conductor and professional singer, Nigel Hopkins, led the choir singing Funiculi, Funicula in both Italian and English

which drew the biggest applause of the evening. The concert rounded off with both choirs concluding with Softly As I Leave You and the rousing Thank You For The Music bringing the audience to their feet for the last time. Costa Blanca Samaritans benefitted by 333€ from a raffle during the evening, and both choirs raised enough money for them both to receive new uniforms for next season.

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THE GIRL WITH THE GOLDEN VOICE By JOHN McGREGOR

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ADAPT TO NEW HOBBY WITH BEACHCOMBERS If you´re looking for an interesting new outdoor hobby you might like to try Metal Detecting with a wonderful, friendly group of people from the ADAPT Association.

This week saw the annual Associations of San Pedro Fair at Lo Pagan and the ´ Stick Wavers´ were there to demonstrate this fascinating leisure activity which can be on land, beach or in the sea.

Members of the public were invited to participate in finding buried treasure on the beach. There seemed to be quite an abundance of small coins which fired the imagination of some of the young boys who joined in, I´m sure we have future enthusiasts there! I talked to Pat who is an avid fan of the club and she told me that the groups always meet for breakfast before an outing and what a friendly, supportive lot they are and that they are an integrated bunch of British, Spanish, Scandinavian etc. There are over 50 members, men and women, who are divided into South Group and North Group and are organised by Roderick Toms and Robin Bonathan. There have been a few success stories of late when the groups have reunited grateful members of the public with lost possessions. If you would like more information about this and other groups you can visit the ADAPT website at www.adaptsanpedro.eu

As it’s between the end of the football season and the start of the World Cup later this week, plus working on the 'I must get out more' theme, I was persuaded to go and see the much-talked-about Stephanie sing at the Cardinal Belluga Theatre in San Fulgencio on Sunday evening. What a good decision that turned out to be: this girl can really sing, and has so much potential for the future it’s hard to believe she is still only 15, she seems so mature. Stephanie’s specialities are songs from the musical shows, and for two hours she kept us all riveted: my personal favourite was 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' from Jesus Christ Superstar, sung Stephanie-style, so believable. Take the opportunity to go and see this young lady perform locally while you can; you won't regret it, and one day you'll be able to say 'I saw Stephanie when she was only fifteen, just starting out…’


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

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usually try to avoid political issues in ‘Twitters from the Atlantic’, but a number of expats have shared with me their concerns about the recent European Elections. Apathy, as well as dissatisfaction with much of Europe’s political system and political classes, seems to be at the root of the problem. Even so, voting in the European Elections is the only opportunity that we, as expats, get to express our feelings yet, sadly, many expats that I know could not even be bothered to put down their gin and tonics for a few minutes and toddle off to their nearest polling station. Like many expats, I watched the results of the UK local and European elections with dismay. Although those living in the UK know more about UKIP than I, and will be better placed to make more informed judgments, I am concerned about the implications of UKIP’s success, as well as their growing influence upon the UK political landscape, for both current as well as ‘would be’ expats intent on living in Europe. Despite the views of its critics, the right to live and work in any country in the EU is a wonderful thing, which should not be given up lightly. There are currently over 300,000 retired expats living in Europe, and many of whom seem to be oblivious to what the UK’s potential withdrawal from the EU could mean for them. Experts agree that pensions, health benefits and investments would all be under threat should

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the UK withdraw from the European Union. It is quite clear that UK expats currently have very little representation in the UK. It also appears that there are only very few British politicians who are concerned about the welfare of UK nationals living and working overseas. However, we must remember that we can only live in the country of our choice at the whim of politicians, in agreement with the EU. Should the UKIP bandwagon advance yet further, it could force a referendum that leads to a UK exit from Europe, which could spell disaster for all British expats living in Europe. We are often told that one of the reasons for the rise of UKIP is the disenchantment of voters with the number of immigrants, European and others, entering the UK. Surely, this argument could also refer to the people of Spain, Italy and France with regard to British expats? I am well aware of the cultural changes that a large number of Brits, for instance, bring to a Spanish village or small town. Is it not reasonable to assume that there could be resentment in much the same way towards us, and particularly if the UK is no longer part of the European family? To spell it out more clearly, if the UK leaves Europe, it would mean that we would cease to be European citizens and we could no longer have the right to live and move freely in Europe. European laws would no longer protect us, and the right to ensure that British State pensions would be paid in full in Europe would cease. Other benefits would cease to be protected too, including reciprocal health care arrangements that are so important for the retired expat. We would be living in a foreign state, just as any other country outside the EU. In short, should a referendum take place, there is a strong possibility that our lives would change considerably, and not for the better. The cynics will raise the issue of Switzerland and other countries that, although not part of the European Union, have negotiated agreements and exemptions in favour of their citizens living in other European countries. They argue that no doubt the same would apply to the UK, should an exit occur. It may be the case, but it may not. Personally, I prefer to have the reassurance of a system, as imperfect as it may be, that guarantees me the right to live elsewhere in Europe, and not be at the mercy of populist governments and political parties of the day.

If you enjoyed this article, take a look at Barrie’s websites: www.barriemahoney.com and www.thecanaryislander.com or read his latest book, ‘Escape to the Sun’ (ISBN: 9780957544444). Available as paperback, Kindle and iBooks. iPhone/iPad and Android Apps: ExpatInfo, CanaryIsle and CanaryGay now available. © Barrie Mahoney


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THIRD PEGASUS RADAR HELICOPTER LAUNCHED he third Pegasus equipped helicopter of Spain´s traffic department, the DGT, has taken to the skies this week, looking for speeding motorists. With twelve helicopters in their arsenal against speed, the primary cause of death on major roads, this third to be equipped with the airborne radar speed detector will primarily be focusing on the areas of Galicia, Castilla y León, Asturias and Cantabria in the northwest of the country, although can easily cover other roads as necessary.

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Like its predecessors, this third Pegasus can capture the speed of vehicles, besides other offenses detected from the air, thanks to a mechanism and software included in the surveillance camera incorporated into the traffic helicopters. Groundbreaking at the time, the Pegasus radar began operating in March of 2013, and has completed over 500 flying hours, checked 9,960 vehicles and clocked 1,778 drivers exceeding the speed limit by more than 30 kilometres per hour above the allowed speed on the roads. As well as hefty fines, Pegasus has taken away a total of 1,360 points from drivers for speeding, and during the 15 months of operation managed to catch one driver travelling at 232 kilometres per hour on a road where the limit was 120.

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LATEST CHANGES TO TRAFFIC LAWS FAVOUR MOTOR HOMES AND CYCLISTS s the latest changes to the road traffic laws Campervans will now be permitted to came into force recent- travel at 120 kilometres per hour on ly, the DGT traffic department motorways, and 90 kilometres per has now begun a consultation hour on secondary roads period for the latest developments and changes to the rules of the roads. Significantly, having allowed the provision to increase the speed on some motorways to 130 kilometres per hour, these latest changes would bring that long awaited change into force. However, the increase would only be on certain stretches of roads and during optimum weather conditions. Another long campaigned change is included in this latest proposed reform, with even the PSOE proposing the change in 2010, the increase in permitted speed for motor homes. Under the proposal, campervans will no longer be restricted to 90 kilometres per hour, but will be permitted to travel at more than one lane in each direction. If there is a single carriageway 120 kilometres per hour on motorways, and 90 kilometres per hour on or one-way traffic with one lane in each direction, the limit drops to secondary roads, where the current limit is 80. There are certain con- 30 kilometres per hour and on some urban roads the limit will be 20. ditions over size and weight, but the rules would principally designate Furthermore, the preamble of the draft rules of the road explained that urban mobility has changed in recent years with “the loss of promismaller motor homes as cars. One type of vehicle that would be forced to slow down by the reform nence of the motor vehicle and, on the contrary, the rise of other ways is buses which carry standees or do not have seat belts installed, with to get around” such as cycling. those vehicle will be restricted to a maximum of 80 kilometres per Therefore, “In urban areas, the motor vehicle begins to stop being the protagonist, giving way to a shared use of the road where pedestrians hour. On conventional roads, the speed and cyclists begin to have special importance”. One rule which may limit for cars, motorbikes and well be of concern to those less observant road users includes a clause quads will be reduced from 100 whereas on urban roads, cyclists may “overtake and pass other vehikilometres to a maximum of 90 cles on the right or left, whichever is most convenient to security”. kilometres per hour when driving However, there are also restrictions as to where cyclists must ride on on a road with a width of at least the road, which may well limit the curse of multiple cyclists side by 6.5 meters and from 90 to 70 km on side preventing other road users to pass, as the rule clearly forces narrower roads. Similarly, the limit cyclists to move to the right on certain streets. on secondary unpaved roads can- The draft laws also prohibit pedestrians from walking on bike paths, not, under any circumstances, be except to cross them, require drivers to slow down when cyclists are more than 30 kilometres per hour. at roundabouts and bicycle users may carry trailers for children. As for the cities, the current gener- Once the consultation period for these latest reforms are over, the final ic limit of 50 kilometres per hour is draft will be published in the State Gazette, before finally entering into maintained when the streets have law shortly afterwards.

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SHARING SO ME OF ALICANTE’S FASCINATING SECRETS As one of the most famously named cities on the Costa Blanca, partly through its inclusion in the naming of the airport that serves as a gateway to millions of holiday makers to one of the most popular areas of Spain, and also now an ever growing port of call for cruise passengers sailing the Mediterranean, Alicante is a city that offers something for everyone, and even one or two hidden gems. Also known as Alacant, the version of the city´s name in the local Valencian language, Alicante is the capital of the province which shares it´s name, one of three in the region of Valencia. In fact, after the regional capital of Valencia, Alicante is the second largest city in the Valencian community, and is estimated as being part of the eighth largest metropolitan area in Spain. Our first key “must see” site towers way above the city itself, high on top of a mountain on the northern edge, the Castell de Santa Bàrbara, standing atop the 166 metre high Mount Benacantil. There are

two ways to access the top of the hill, the first is to drive, following the signs which display the name, but this takes an element of trust as the route actually seems to take you round in circles, but does lead you through a complex road network. The route up to the top is quite narrow and winding, so fearful drivers may want to choose option two, and parking is limited at the top. The second route is on foot, with a walkway over the main road near the beach leading into the mountainside, a walk through a seemingly never ending tunnel brings you to a lift which takes you right to the top, for a small fee. With many an exhibition taking place, and a small cafe in the grounds, it is easy to spend an entire day in the castle, but a warning to those scared of heights... Don´t look down! Looking out over the stunning views from the top of the castle, your eyes may wander to the port, where another dominating shape can be seen, that of a rather old looking ship, the Santísima Trinidad. With a history dating back to 1769 in Cuba, taking part in many a decisive battle of the seas, the vessel is a must to pay a visit. However, apologies for shattering the magic, this ship is actually a replica of the original, built in 2006 on the hull of an old merchant ship, although she did take 2 years to build at a cost of 4 million euro. Not far from the castle and port is a street called Calle San Francisco, although you perhaps ought to check the map for the exact location, this little street has a little story of its own, one of growth and prosperity from rundown roots. Fed up with

the state of the streets, businesses closing down, people not wanting to visit, a group of business owners got together and campaigned for a regeneration program like no other. Now, the street is littered with giant mushrooms and cartoonesque characters, which have not only transformed the look into something almost from a fantasy land, business has turned around with premises now sought after and all traders reporting a significant increase in sales. Heading slightly into the centre of Alicante, we are now heading towards Plaza Nueva de Alicante. Odd in the sense that we might never expect to stumble across such a thing, although that same could apply to giant mushrooms, we find yet another hidden delight, in the shape of Acuario Mediterraneo, a free and open air aquarium in the middle of a paved area surrounded by cafes, which offers a rich insight into some of the fish that reside just a short walk away off the coast of the Costa Blanca. Finally, we have to mention shopping and culture, as Alicante boasts a range of department stores, as well as smaller shops, and has a wide range of theatres and music halls, always putting on a great show. With restaurants to cater for all tastes, and cafes and bars of an international leaning, within a very short time it is easy to fall into the city-life culture of this unique city, which also has extensive bus and train links to the entire country from its beating heart of the provincial capital.


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Could a Few Beers a Week Cut a Woman's Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk? H aving a beer a few times a week might help women avoid painful rheumatoid arthritis, a new study suggests. The disease, which affects women more than men, is a form of arthritis linked to immune system dysfunction. According to the Arthritis Foundation, over 1.5 million Americans suffer from the disease, which typically begins in the 20s or 30s.

Dr. Len Horovitz, an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City. "There is a correlation between alcohol and a reduced risk of rheumatoid arthritis over time," he said, citing other studies. However, that doesn't mean that one necessarily leads to the other -- "there is a correlation [shown here], not cause and effect," Horovitz said. Exactly how a little alcohol may reduce a woman's odds for the joint malady is complicated, he said. "The mechanism of action is very complex," Horovitz said, involving immune system activity and other factors. Dr. Daniel Arkfeld, an associate professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, called the findings "astonishing." He also pointed to prior studies that have linked moderate alcohol intake with lower rheumatoid arthritis risk, but added that none had focused on beer specifically. It's possible that alcohol may work to boost levels of estrogen, which is protective against rheumatoid arthritis, Arkfeld said. The new findings might be especially relevant for someone with a family history of the disease, added Dr. Scott Zashin, a rheumatologist in Dallas and a member of the media committee for the American College of Rheumatology. "The likelihood of someone developing rheumatoid arthritis is not common," Zashin said. "But if you have a family history, your risk increases." He said that "patients with a family history might enjoy a beer a few times a week if there is no other reason not to drink." But while imbibing the occasional drink may be good for your health, Horovitz stressed that excessive drinking is never a good idea. Nor is the new finding a reason for people who don't drink beer to start doing so, he said. Arkfeld offered one more caveat, noting that alcohol does not mix well with certain rheumatoid arthritis drugs due to the risk of liver effects. So in those who already have rheumatoid arthritis, checking with your doctor before upping your alcohol intake is advised, he said.

Rheumatoid arthritis (often called RA) is a chronic (long-standing) disease that damages the joints of the body. However, "long-term, moderate alcohol drinking may reduce future rheumatoid arthritis development" in women, said lead researcher Dr. Bing Lu, an assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in Boston. Overall, moderate use of any form of alcohol reduced the risk by about 21 percent, but moderate beer drinking -- two to four beers per week -- cut women's odds for the disease by nearly a third, the study found. The findings are published in the spring 2014 issue of Arthritis & Rheumatism. In their research, Lu's group tracked the drinking habits of women in two large studies, the Nurses' Health Study and the Nurses' Health Study II. The first study began in 1976, and includes more than 121,000 registered nurses. The second includes more than 116,00 nurses, and started in 1989. Women answered questions about their health and lifestyle every two years and about diet, including alcohol consumption, every four years. Long-term moderate alcohol drinking appeared to reduce the risk of getting rheumatoid arthritis, Lu said. But drinking a few beers per week seemed to have the best effect, providing a 31 percent reduction in risk. Lu said his team can't yet explain how beer and other alcohol might reduce a woman's risk for rheumatoid arthritis. He also doesn't know if the findings would apply to men. "We don't know for men," Lu said, "but rheumatoid arthritis is primarily a woman's disease." The new study does echo some previous research, noted one expert,

The differences between a normal, healthy joint, a joint affected by osteoarthritis, and one affected by rheumatoid arthritis


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07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Crimewatch. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Claimed and Shamed. 12:30 The Legalizer. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Doctors. 15:15 Perfection. 16:00 Escape to the Country. 16:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. 17:30 Antiques Road Trip. 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 Panorama. Panorama investigates the world of expert witnesses who give evidence in court. A vital part of our legal system, they are supposed to act in the best interests of justice and not just help their clients. Yet an undercover investigation by Panorama has found experts in handwriting, CCTV analysis and animal behaviour prepared to help clients hide the truth in breach of their professional obligations. 21:00 EastEnders. Peter and Lauren are determined to get answers about the night Lucy died. Meanwhile, Max makes a shocking revelation in a bid to protect his family, and Sonia is put in an awkward situation when she is exposed by Tosh. 21:30 David Beckham Into the Unknown. After 22 years playing for the world’s greatest football teams, David Beckham has retired. For the first time in his adult life he has freedom to do whatever he wants and to mark the occasion he’s going on an adventure. He’s chosen Brazil, and he’s taking three of his closest friends to join him on this once in a lifetime experience. Starting with beach footvolley in Rio, the friends travel deep into the Amazon, ending up with the remote Yanonami tribe, with David desperately trying to explain the beautiful game. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 Traffic Cops. We’ve Got Runners. Wearing cameras that Film - their every move, Yorkshire’s Regional Roads Crime Team is using headcams as a new tool to collect evidence. 00:35 The Graham Norton Show. 01:25 Weatherview. 01:30 BBC News. BBC 2 07:00 This is BBC Two. 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:05 Building Dream Homes. 08:35 Call the

Council. 09:20 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 10:05 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners. 11:05 Real Lives Reunited. 11:35 Click. 12:00 BBC News. 12:30 BBC World News. 13:00 The Daily Politics. 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Building Dream Homes. 20:00 Antiques Road Trip. 21:00 Springwatch. 22:00 A Very British Airline. 23:00 The Culture Show. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 Burning Desire: The Seduction of Smoking. 01:20 Watermen: A Dirty Business. 02:20 This is BBC Two. 05:00 Exploring the Past: Post War Britain. ITV 05:15 May the Best House Win. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Celebrity Jeremy Kyle. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. Dom wrestles with his conscience. Harriet comes to a hasty conclusion. Alicia struggles to hide her true feelings. 20:30 Coronation Street. Owen discovers that the cat is out of the bag. Depressed Steve has nothing left to lose. Tim shocks Sally. 21:00 Gail and Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street. Documentary tribute to Helen Worth, whose character Gail has been a major figure in Coronation Street since 1974. The programme tracks Gail’s disastrous love life and marriages, examines her relationship with son from hell David and focuses on one of the Street’s greatest rivalries - Gail and Eileen. Sue Nicholls reveals how Helen sends her a mother’s day card every year, and there are contributions from other cast members past and present including Jack P Shepherd, Paula Lane, Sue Cleaver, Ben Price and Tina O’Brien. 21:30 Coronation Street. Can Michelle forgive hapless Steve? Owen admits his true feelings. Carla struggles to keep it together. 22:00 Road Rage Britain: Caught on Camera. The British lead the world in road rage, as these confrontations and clashes caught on camera by the motorists and cyclists in the thick of it show. In a fight for supremacy between two wheels and four, this programme attempts to uncover what causes these regular traffic temper tantrums. The show features video clips and interviews with perpetrators and victims. In a

unique experiment, two cyclists, a London cabbie and a white van man swap their methods of transport to see if they can learn to respect their fellow road users. 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 Benidorm. Practical joker Wink McAndrew, an old friend of Donald’s, checks in - but Jacqueline is concerned for the consequences. The Oracle tells his mum Noreen that he wants to move away from home. Martin asks Kate to take him back. Madge and Mel decide that they want to stay on in Benidorm and pursue a new business interest - but they have to convince the mayor to give them permission first. 00:35 The Cube. 01:25 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. 05:15 May the Best House Win.

Pyjamas. 09:55 Milkshake Monkey. 10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Angry Britain. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:15 Film - Mystery Woman: Vision of a Murder (PG). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 5 News Tonight. 20:00 Classic Car Rescue. 21:00 DIY Dummies. 22:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 23:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 23:30 The 12-Year-Old Shopaholic... And Other Big Spending Kids. 00:30 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 01:30 Under the Dome. 02:15 Super Casino. 04:10 The McCanns and the Conman. 05:00 The Great Artists. 05:20 Great Scientists. 05:45 House Doctor.

Channel 4 05:50 Building the Dream. 06:45 Deal or No Deal. 07:40 According to Jim. 08:05 3rd Rock from the Sun. 08:30 King of Queens. 08:55 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:25 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:55 Frasier. 10:30 Frasier. 11:00 Undercover Boss Australia. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News. 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. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Draw it. 18:00 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 20:35 Breadline Kids. 21:30 Jamie’s Money Saving Meals. 22:00 24 Hours in A and E. 23:00 CCTV: Caught on Camera. 00:00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 01:05 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 02:00 Fargo. 02:55 Scandal. 03:40 The Audience. 04:35 Building the Dream. 05:30 Hugh’s 3 Good Things.

Monday, Monday, 9th June, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 The Gary Jackson Show, 13:00 Acceptable 80´s with Paul Baker, 14:00 Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery Ep 1 of 6 15:00 Dr Finlay, Further Adventures of a blackbag. Ep 6 of 6 16:00 Lounge Sounds with Steven Hambley, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, Im Sorry I’ll Read That Again 20:00 Drama at 8, Paupers and Pig Killers, Episode 3 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 Book at Bedtime, Inspector Ghote’s first case Ep 1 of 10 23:00 Classical Nights

Channel 5 06:00 Angels of Jarm. 06:10 Roary the Racing Car. 06:20 Angels of Jarm. 06:30 The Funky Valley Show. 06:35 The Funky Valley Show. 06:40 Roary the Racing Car. 06:50 Roary the Racing Car. 07:00 Bananas in Pyjamas. 07:10 Igam Ogam. 07:20 Fireman Sam. 07:35 The Wotwots. 07:45 Peppa Pig. 07:50 Peppa Pig. 07:55 Milkshake! Bop Box. 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. 09:10 Peppa Pig. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:20 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45 Bananas in

Monday, 9th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – with TV presenter Ruby Wax. 18.05 Speekee TV (series) A fun way to learn Spanish 18.15 Spanish Eye – Alcoy, a fabulous old inland town. 18.30 Host Your Own - The Costa’s answer to Come Dine With Me. Paul Mantessi hosts with his Pub theme. 19.00 Let's Talkwith Mark & Carla from Sunflower Valley. 19.30 Guardamar Discovered. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Crimewatch. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Claimed and Shamed. 12:30 The Legalizer. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 13:38 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Doctors. 15:15 Perfection. 16:00 Escape to the Country. 16:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. 17:30 Antiques Road Trip. 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. After Max’s revelation, Abi asks her dad if there is anything else she needs to know. Sonia’s evening takes an unexpected turn when she finds herself giving Tina relationship advice. Sharon attempts to put Phil first. 21:00 Holby City. Masquerade. A determined Amy throws her weight behind helping Harry shine until a

crisis ruins all her hard work. Jac’s childcare nightmare gets worse when Elliot lends a hand and things gets heated on Darwin as Jac and Jonny steam towards the date of Emma’s hearing. Arthur stumbles across Zosia’s secret but it’s his heart that is hit by Cupid’s arrow. 22:00 Celebrity MasterChef. Celebrities compete in a contest of culinary skill. Hoping to show they’ve got what it takes are former supermodel Jodie Kidd, actor Sophie Thompson, author and broadcaster Russell Grant, fashion journalist Susannah Constantine and actor Todd Carty. The first challenge for the five hopefuls is the Mystery Box test, then, take on the challenge of cooking for the first time in a restaurant kitchen. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 The Beautiful Game. Lineker in Brazil. As the nation prepares for the start of the 2014 World Cup, England football legend Gary Lineker presents this very special documentary on the world’s fascination

with Brazil and the beautiful game. Gary meets Brazilian striking legend Ronaldo for a frank and illuminating insight into the pleasure and pain of playing for Brazil and there are revealing interviews with key figures, like World Cup-winning player Leonardo. Focus also falls on Pele - his gifts, global appeal and role in cementing Brazil and Brazilian football firmly in the hearts and minds of the world. 00:35 David Beckham Into the Unknown. 02:10 Weatherview. 02:15 BBC News.

A Place in the Sun. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Draw it. 18:00 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 Location, Location, Location. 22:00 The Complainers. 23:00 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 00:05 Coppers. 01:05 Pokerstars.Com PCA. 02:00 KOTV Boxing Weekly. 02:30 Transworld Sport. 03:30 Transvulcania. 03:55 Mobil 1. 04:25 British GT. 04:55 Building the Dream. 05:50 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures.

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06:00 Children of World War II. 06:30 What Makes Me, Me? 06:35 What Makes Me, Me? 06:40 What Makes Me, Me? 06:45 What Makes Me, Me? 06:50 What Makes Me, Me? 07:00 This is BBC Two. 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:05 Building Dream Homes. 08:35 The Legalizer. 09:20 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 10:05 Watchdog. 11:05 Real Lives Reunited. 11:35 HARDtalk. 12:00 BBC News. 12:30 BBC World News. 13:00 The Daily Politics. 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Building Dream Homes. 20:00 Antiques Road Trip. 21:00 Springwatch. 22:00 Welcome to Rio. 23:00 The Fast Show Special. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno. 01:20 Savion Glover - Happy Feet. 01:50 Horizon. 02:50 This is BBC Two. 05:00 Rock Types at Great Heights. 05:50 The Imagineers.

05:45 House Doctor. 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 Peppa Pig. 07:55 Milkshake! Bop Box. 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 Classic Car Rescue. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:15 Film - Northern Lights (12). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 5 News Tonight. 20:00 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. 21:00 The Dog Rescuers. 22:00 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. 23:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 00:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 01:00 Super Casino. 04:10 Off the Scale: Big Body Squad. 05:00 The Great Artists. 05:20 Great Scientists. 05:45 House Doctor.

ITV 05:15 May the Best House Win. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Celebrity Jeremy Kyle. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. Belle faces an impossible decision. Bernice astonishes everyone at her salon opening. Priya exploits the support she is given. 21:00 Endeavour. Fugue. Series 1, episode 2. Fourpart crime drama series about the young Detective Constable Endeavour Morse. An unknown menace stalks Oxford, striking fear into the hearts of its citizens. Although the killer appears to be a deranged lunatic, striking at random, Endeavour uncovers an underlying method to the madness. The elaborate staging of the crimes suggests the killer shares Endeavour’s passion for opera... 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 Film - First Blood (15). Fast-paced action adventure. Brooding Vietnam veteran John Rambo is pushed too far by the sheriff of a small American town. After being wrongfully arrested, the former Green Beret escapes and leads lawmen and an army detachment on a cat-and-mouse chase through the mountains. Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Richard Crenna, Brian Dennehy, Bill McKinney, Jack Starrett, Michael Talbott. 01:20 Jackpot247. 04:00 Loose Women. 04:45 ITV Nightscreen. 05:15 May the Best House Win. Channel 4 06:00 Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 According to Jim. 08:10 3rd Rock from the Sun. 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 Australia. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News. 13:05 Come Dine with Me. 13:35 Come Dine with Me. 14:05 Come Dine with Me. 14:40

Tuesday, 10th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – with British actress and wife of John Shaw, Sheila Hancock 18.05 Spanish Dive Adventures - Diving off the Spanish coast 18.30 The Orihuela Scooter Club. 19.00 Real England (series) – A local producer’s film about Cornwall, the most southern of all the English counties with its charming villages and spectacular coastline. 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Tuesday, uesday, 10th June, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 Dark Side of the Moon with Gary Jackson, 13:00 Non Stop 90´s with Paul Baker, 14:00 Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery Ep 2 of 6 15:00 Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Ep 1 of 4 16:00 Solid Gold 60´s with Geoff Dorsett, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, Men From the Ministry, Flushed with Success 20:00 Drama at 8, Sirens of Fleet Street. Free minded Albion’s Daughter. Episode 1 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Inspector Ghote’s first case Ep 2 of 10 23:00 Classical Nights, 00:00 Exite Overnight.


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11th june and Aled Jones. 07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Crimewatch. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Claimed and Shamed. 12:30 The Legalizer. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Doctors. 15:15 Perfection. 16:00 Escape to the Country. 16:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. 17:30 Antiques Road Trip. 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 Watchdog. The team expose the private parking companies who still haven’t cleaned up their act. Plus, why private health screening could do more harm than good, and the furniture company that has consistenly failed to deliver on its promises. 22:00 Del Boys and Dealers. Danny Sebastian has been trading for ten years. His buying has been outstripping his selling for a long time, and his late mum’s house - which serves as his warehouse - in Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, is now bursting at the seams. Danny’s come up with a radical plan for turning the lot into ready cash: a house auction. Six years ago meningitis left Toni isolated and disabled. She became a trader specialising in watches and jewellery and fought her way back to become one of the biggest players at her South London auction house. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 Match of the Day Live. World Cup Preview. With the 2014 World Cup almost upon us, Gary Lineker is joined by former England captains Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer in Brazil to look ahead to the tournament. Host nation Brazil get the action underway on the first day against Croatia and they will be among the leading contenders to take home the coveted trophy for a record fifth time. Reigning World and European Champions Spain and three-time winners Germany will also be among the favourites, however no European team has ever won a World Cup in South America. Roy Hodgson has named a youthful England squad and the panel will assess their challenge, which begins against Italy in the sweltering heat of Manaus, followed by group games with Uruguay and Costa Rica. 00:25 Room 101. Extra Storage. Extended edition of Room 101. With guests Josh Widdicombe, Sara Cox

01:05 Weatherview. 01:10 BBC News. BBC 2 05:50 The Imagineers. 06:20 Curious Cat. 06:45 William Whiskerson. 06:55 Wonders of Nature. 07:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:00 Building Dream Homes. 08:30 The Legalizer. 09:15 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 10:00 Antiques Roadshow. 11:00 Bang Goes the Theory. 11:30 See Hear. 12:00 BBC News. 12:30 The Daily Politics. 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Building Dream Homes. 20:00 Antiques Road Trip. 21:00 Springwatch. 22:10 Coast Australia. 23:00 Episodes. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 A Very British Airline. 01:20 See Hear. 01:50 The Story of Women and Art. 02:50 This is BBC Two. 05:00 Michael Mosley: Infested. 05:30 After Life. ITV 05:15 May the Best House Win. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Celebrity Jeremy Kyle. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:30 ITV News and Weather. 20:00 Emmerdale. Alicia lays her cards on the table. Sam is determined to protect Zak and Lisa. Andy tries to make amends. 20:30 Coronation Street. Owen’s pent up rage spirals out of control. Tina’s grieving mum arrives on the Street. Can Sally tell Tim the truth? 21:00 All Star Mr and Mrs. The couples hoping to win big this time are star of Baywatch and Knight Rider David Hasselhoff and his partner Hayley, presenter Amanda Lamb and her husband Sean, and singer Brian McFadden and his wife Vogue Williams. 22:00 Law and Order: UK. Repeat to Fade. Series 8, episode 8. Last episode in the series, postponed from some weeks ago. Crime drama series. Still reeling from the shocking death of one of their team, Ronnie and Joe have a new case to deal with when an innocent young mother is stabbed to death in a busy London market place. Under pressure from all sides to solve the case and make Londoners feel safe again, Ronnie and Joe struggle to gather enough evidence to

charge the youth they believe is responsible - Bobbi Washington. When Bobbi inadvertently confesses to Ronnie, they think they have got him bang to rights but with Bobbi’s confession uncorroborated by anyone else, both Ronnie’s honesty and his future as a detective are in doubt. 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 Commando: Return to the Front Line. Eight years ago Chris Terrill’s Commando: On the Front Line told the intimate, inspiring and often terrifying story of young Royal Marines going through 32 weeks of intensive training and being deployed in an increasingly ferocious war against the Taliban. 00:40 Perspectives. 01:35 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. 05:15 May the Best House Win.

Bananas in Pyjamas. 09:55 Milkshake Monkey. 10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:15 Film Jane Doe: Vanishing Act (PG). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 5 News Tonight. 20:00 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. 21:00 Brighton Bombing: Minute by Minute. 22:00 Football Hooligan and Proud. 23:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 00:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 01:00 Under the Dome. 01:55 Super Casino. 04:10 Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures. 05:00 The Great Artists. 05:20 HouseBusters. 05:45 HouseBusters.

Channel 4 05:50 Kirstie’s Handmade Treasures. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 According to Jim. 08:10 3rd Rock from the Sun. 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 Australia. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News. 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. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Draw it. 18:00 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 Mary’s Silver Service. 22:00 One Born Every Minute. 23:00 My Last Summer. 00:00 CCTV: Caught on Camera. 01:05 Barclaycard Mercury Prize Sessions. 01:45 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 02:40 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA. 03:30 Film - The Fighting Kentuckian (U). 05:15 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. 05:45 Building the Dream. Channel 5 05:45 House Doctor. 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 Peppa Pig. 07:55 Milkshake! Bop Box. 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. 09:10 Peppa Pig. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:20 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45

W ednesday, ednesday, 11th 11th June, 2014

08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan, 11:00 My Generation with Gary Jackson. 13:00 Power Anthems with Paul Baker, 14:00 Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery Ep 3 of 6 15:00 Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Ep 2 of 4 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, Sirens of Fleet Street, Change of Heart. Episode 2 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Inspector Ghote’s first case Ep 3 of 10 23:00 Classical Nights,

Wednesday, 11th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Steve Hackett, a British singersongwriter and guitarist who for 7 years was part of rock band Genesis. 18.05 Costa Blanca Life (series) - featuring an eclectic selection of events, people and places around the region. 19.00 An Evening With... A Welsh Male Choir live at the Palacio de Musica in Torrevieja. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

12th june

05:30 After Life. 06:30 Curious Cat. 06:55 Wonders of Nature. 07:00 This is BBC Two. 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:05 Building Dream Homes. 08:35 The Legalizer. 09:20 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 10:05 Escape to the Continent. 11:05 Gardeners’ World. 11:35 HARDtalk. 12:00 BBC News. 12:30 BBC World News. 13:00 The Daily Politics. 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Building Dream Homes. 20:00 Antiques Road Trip. 21:00 Springwatch. 22:00 Springwatch. 22:30 QI. 23:00 Mock the Week. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:20 Match of the Day. 01:00 Welcome to Rio. 02:00 Panorama. 02:30 Match of the Day. 04:15 This is BBC Two. 05:00 Howard Goodall’s Story of Music.

ing match against Italy. 00:15 ITV News and Weather. 00:55 Harbour Lives. Ben Fogle heads out on patrol with a woman who has arguably the best job in the world - running Sandbanks beach. Tracey Moore is the lucky person who can call the three miles of golden sands her office and Ben joins her to see if the job is as amazing as it looks on paper. This week, the beach is hosting the annual Sandpolo championships, as well as a fashion show complete with a catwalk on the beach. Both events will attract some of Poole’s glitterati and beautiful people. Later, he meets the local chef Paul Dayman who is attempting to break the world record for the biggest ever portion of fish and chips. 01:20 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. 05:15 May the Best House Win.

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Channel 4

05:15 May the Best House Win. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Celebrity Jeremy Kyle. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 Tipping Point. 18:00 The Chase. 19:00 ITV Regional News. 19:30 ITV News and Weather.

05:45 Building the Dream. 06:40 Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 According to Jim. 08:10 3rd Rock from the Sun. 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 Australia. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News. 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. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Draw it. 18:00 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces. 22:00 Britain’s Benefit Tenants. 23:00 Going to the Dogs. 00:25 24 Hours in A and E. 01:25 One Born Every Minute. 02:20 The Complainers. 03:15 My Last Summer. 04:10 Breadline Kids. 05:05 Time Team Special.

Holiday Weatherview. 01:25 BBC News. 07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Crimewatch. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Claimed and Shamed. 12:30 The Legalizer. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Doctors. 15:15 Perfection. 16:00 Escape to the Country. 16:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. 17:30 Antiques Road Trip. 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. After receiving more information, the police return to Walford to clarify a couple of statements. Suspicious of Aleks’ behaviour, Roxy plays detective but is shocked by what she discovers. Tina and Tosh are faced with the reality of parenthood when they babysit Amy. 21:00 Celebrity MasterChef. Celebrities compete in a contest of culinary skill. The four remaining celebrities compete for a place in the semi-finals. First they have the terrifying task of facing judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace one by one to demonstrate their ability to identify a tray of ingredients, four types of biscuit and four creams, before being asked to make a filled brandy snap from scratch in just 15 minutes. Then the celebrities are paired into teams and sent out on their first mass catering challenge. Then it’s back to MasterChef headquarters, where the four celebrities must cook a faultless two-course meal that will not only be judged by John and Gregg but also past Celebrity MasterChef champions, author Emma Kennedy and former England rugby captain Phil Vickery, and previous finalist Andi Peters, who know exactly what standards they expect. 22:30 Mrs. Brown’s Boys. Mammy’s Inflation. Series 3, episode 2. Agnes is disappointed with Cathy when she decides to get a boob job to impress her boyfriend, Professor Clowne. Agnes is also distinctly unimpressed with Buster when she meets the man he has hired to measure up her kitchen. Meanwhile, Professor Clowne has a life-changing proposal for Cathy - if he could only find the perfect moment to ask her his very important question. 23:00 BBC News at Ten. 23:25 BBC Regional News. 23:35 Question Time. David Dimbleby presents topical debate from King’s Lynn. The panel includes the editor of Private Eye, Ian Hislop. 00:35 This Week. 01:20

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Channel 5 20:00 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Opening Ceremony/Brazil v Croatia. Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the opening ceremony from the Arena de Sao Paulo, followed by the match between tournament hosts Brazil and Croatia. Studio analysis comes from Lee Dixon, Patrick Vieira, a World Cup winner with France, and Fabio Cannavaro who lifted the trophy with Italy in 2006. Match commentary is by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend. Including the latest news from the England camp on the eve of their open-

05:45 HouseBusters. 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 Peppa Pig. 07:55 Milkshake! Bop Box. 08:00 Pip Ahoy. 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 Little Princess. 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 The Nightmare Neighbour Next

Door. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:20 Film - McBride: Requiem (PG). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 5 News Tonight. 20:00 Cricket on 5. 21:00 Angry Britain. 22:00 Trauma Doctors. 23:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 00:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 01:00 Super Casino. 04:10 Football Hooligan and Proud. 05:00 The Great Artists. 05:20 HouseBusters. 05:45 HouseBusters.

Thursday, Thursday, 12th June, 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 Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Ep 3 of 4 15:00 Dr Finlay, Further Adventures of a blackbag. Ep 4 of 6 16:00 Kick up the 80’s with Geoff Dorsett, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, The Navy Lark. Opportunity Knocks 20:00 Drama at 8, Sirens of Fleet Street, Miss Thingummybob Episode 3 of 3 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Inspector Ghote’s first case Ep 4 of 10 23:00 Classical Nights, 00:00 Exite Overnight.

Thursday 12th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – Susannah York 18.05 The Wedding Show - The Rings. 18.15 Spanish Eye – 8 year old Max Mayer is hoping to follow in Lewis Hamilton’s footsteps as a carting champion. 18.30 Let’s Talk Special – Joe Egan, once labeled the World’s toughest white man by former sparring partner Mike Tyson. 19.00 TVM (series) – Peter Taylor digs into his vast archive 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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07:00 Breakfast. 10:15 Crimewatch. 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer. 12:00 Claimed and Shamed. 12:30 The Legalizer. 13:15 Bargain Hunt. 14:00 BBC News at One. 14:30 BBC Regional News. 14:45 Doctors. 15:15 Perfection. 16:00 Escape to the Country. 16:30 The Hairy Bikers’ Best of British. 17:30 Antiques Road Trip. 18:15 Pointless. 19:00 BBC News at Six. 19:30 BBC Regional News. 20:00 EastEnders. An angry Roxy is on the warpath, but will she be able to forgive? Lauren takes charge of a risky situation, but will she get the answers she is looking for? 20:30 Match of the Day Live. Spain v Netherlands. Gary Lineker introduces live coverage of the opening match in Group B as Spain take on the Netherlands in a repeat of the 2010 World Cup final. The Spanish lifted the trophy in South Africa in 2010 for the first time in their history courtesy of Andres Iniesta’s dramatic goal in extra time. Vicente del Bosque’s side have been the dominant force in international football, but will be out to prove wrong the doubters who say they are a fading force. They face a Dutch side coached by Louis van Gaal, who is off to Manchester United after the tournament. Thierry Henry, Rio Ferdinand and Alan Shearer provide the analysis, with commentary from Steve Wilson and Mark Lawrenson. 23:10 BBC News at Ten. 23:35 BBC Regional News. 23:45 The Graham Norton Show. Graham Norton continues his anarchic talk show. Together on his sofa are Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson, Oscar-nominated actress Keira Knightley and British Formula 1 ace Jenson Button. Plus, music from Kasabian. 00:30 Uncle. Errol’s paternal grandmother Joan is hosting a family lunch and Sam ropes Andy into coming along for moral support. Unfortunately it’s just as Errol’s ‘cool uncle’ Rex arrives home on holiday and Andy embarks on a competition to win Errol’s sole affections. 01:00 EastEnders Omnibus. 02:55 Weatherview. 03:00 BBC News. BBC 2 06:00 Dance with the Elements. 06:30 Compose Yourself. 06:55 Wonders of Nature. 07:00 This is BBC Two. 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer. 08:05 Building

Dream Homes. 08:35 Brazil’s Soccer Cities. 08:40 Match of the Day. 09:20 Don’t Get Done, Get Dom. 10:05 The Great British Sewing Bee. 11:05 First Time on the Front Line. 11:35 The Travel Show. 12:00 BBC News. 12:30 BBC World News. 13:00 The Daily Politics. 14:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 19:00 Eggheads. 19:30 Building Dream Homes. 20:00 Antiques Road Trip. 21:00 Sea City. 21:30 Gardeners’ World. 22:00 Natural World. 23:00 The Fast Show Special. 23:30 Newsnight. 00:05 Film - Twelve Monkeys (15). 02:10 Question Time. 03:10 Match of the Day. 04:55 This is BBC Two. ITV 05:15 May the Best House Win. 06:05 The Jeremy Kyle Show. 07:00 Good Morning Britain. 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 Celebrity Jeremy Kyle. 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal. 17:00 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Mexico v Cameroon. Adrian Chiles presents live coverage of the group A match between Cameroon and Mexico from the Arena Das Dunas in Natal, with analysis from Patrick Vieira, Glenn Hoddle and Fabio Cannavaro. Cameroon’s striker Samuel Eto’o gets set to play in his fourth World Cup against a Mexican side who qualified via a play off win against New Zealand. With hosts Brazil and Croatia also featuring in a tough group, both teams will be out to make a strong start. Commentary comes from Sam Matterface and Clarke Carlisle. 20:10 Emmerdale. Priya impresses Rishi. Donna prepares for April’s future. Bernice teaches Andy a lesson. 20:40 ITV News and Weather. 20:55 ITV Regional News. 21:00 Emmerdale. Ross gets his hands dirty. Belle’s fate is decided. Rishi comes to terms with the scale of his task. 21:30 Coronation Street. Has Owen put the final nail in the coffin? Carla puts the factory in jeopardy. Tim makes a surprise proposal. 22:30 Benidorm. Sitcom set at a Spanish holiday resort. With Troy at home looking after his ill father, Gavin has a new holiday companion in the form of his salon employee Kenneth. The Garveys arrive to stay with Madge at her villa, only to find that it has been sold to Cilla Black - and Madge is nowhere to be found. Mateo is introduced to his new colleague

Les/Lesley, who has a few surprises up his/her sleeve. Meanwhile, Les/Lesley’s son Liam is besotted by Natalie - but her friend Sam has other ideas. 23:00 ITV News at Ten and Weather. 23:35 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Chile v Australia. Matt Smith is joined by Gordon Strachan, Ian Wright and Gus Poyet for this Group B clash at the Arena Pantanal in Cuiaba. Australia, led by the Crystal Palace captain Mile Jedinak, face a tough opener against a strong Chile side, for whom Barcelona striker Alexis Sanchez will be the biggest threat. Commentary comes from Joe Speight and Lee Dixon. Also featuring highlights of the earlier Spain v Holland match - a repeat of the 2010 World Cup Final.

10:00 Tickety Toc. 10:15 The Wright Stuff. 12:10 Trauma Doctors. 13:10 5 News Lunchtime. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:15 Home and Away. 14:45 Neighbours. 15:15 NCIS. 16:15 Film - Mystery Woman: Snapshot (15). 18:00 5 News at 5. 18:30 Neighbours. 19:00 Home and Away. 19:30 5 News Tonight. 20:00 Cricket on 5. 21:00 Eddie Stobart’s Excellent Adventures. 22:00 Big Brother. 23:00 Stand by Your Man. 23:40 The Interview. 00:10 Big Brother’s Bit on the Side. 01:10 Super Casino. 04:10 DIY Dummies. 05:00 The Great Artists. 05:20 HouseBusters. 05:45 HouseBusters.

02:15 Jackpot247. 04:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA. 04:40 ITV Nightscreen. Channel 4 05:05 Time Team Special. 06:05 Deal or No Deal. 07:00 Countdown. 07:45 According to Jim. 08:10 3rd Rock from the Sun. 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 Canada. 12:00 Come Dine with Me. 12:30 Come Dine with Me. 13:00 Channel 4 News. 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. 15:40 Countdown. 16:30 Deal or No Deal. 17:30 Draw it. 18:00 Come Dine with Me. 19:00 The Simpsons. 19:30 Hollyoaks. 20:00 Channel 4 News. 21:00 Celebrity Fifteen to One. 22:00 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown. 23:00 Alan Carr: Chatty Man. 00:05 Rude Tube. 01:05 Brooklyn Nine-Nine. 01:30 Film - Airplane! (15). 03:05 The Angelos Epithemiou Show. 03:30 I’m Spazticus. 03:55 Desperate Housewives. 04:35 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. 05:30 Hugh’s 3 Good Things. 05:55 Building the Dream.

Friday 13th June, 2014 08:00 Breakfast News with Mark Nolan 11:00 Brit Rock with Dominic Forbes 14:00 Paul Temple and the Geneva Mystery Ep 5 of 6 15:00 Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux. Ep 4 of 4 16:00 Rewind the Radio with Steven Hambley, 17:00 The PBT Show, 19:00 Comedy at 7, Hancocks Half Hour. The Bequest 20:00 Drama at 8, Portrait of Winston with Dan Stevens 21:00 Wind Down, 22:00 A Book at Bedtime, Inspector Ghote’s first case Ep 5 of 10 23:00 Classical Nights followed by Exite Overnight.

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Channel 5 05:45 HouseBusters. 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 Peppa Pig. 07:55 Milkshake! Bop Box. 08:00 Pip Ahoy. 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 Little Princess. 09:15 Peppa Pig. 09:25 Peppa Pig. 09:30 Milkshake Monkey. 09:35 Toby’s Travelling Circus. 09:45 Bananas in Pyjamas.

14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – broadcaster Tim Brook-Taylor 18.05 FAQ - Two more experts, Sonja Van Kommer and Pacheco & Cabarcos, on Osteopathy and Car Care. 18.30 Let's Talk - Guests this week are editor of local paper Aoife Leddy and British fiesta dancer Lauren Shakespear. 19.00 Viva La Vida (series). – The final part of Stevie Spit’s Benidorm Variety Show at the Palace. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music


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07:00 Breakfast. 10:00 Saturday Kitchen Live. 11:30 Trooping the Colour. Live coverage of the military ceremony from Horse Guard’s Parade, London. 14:00 BBC News. 14:10 Weather. 14:15 Tennis. The AEGON Championships. Sue Barker introduces coverage of the semi-finals of the Wimbledon warm-up event, held at the Queen’s Club in London. 17:00 Match of the Day Live. A look ahead to this evening’s opening World Cup Group D match between England and Italy, which takes place at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil, featuring interviews with the players and managers, and a tactical analysis of the fixture. 17:30 Match of the Day Live. Colombia v Greece (Kick-off 6.00pm). Coverage of the opening World Cup match for both teams, as Group C commences with this clash at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. 20:10 BBC News. 20:20 Regional News. 20:25 Weather. 20:30 Pointless Celebrities. Alexander Armstrong and Richard Osman challenge more famous faces to plumb the depths of their general knowledge. The teams are Coronation Street star Jennie McAlpine (Fiz) and radio DJ Justin Moorhouse, impressionists Alistair McGowan and Kate Robbins, Kate’s comedian brother Ted Robbins and fellow funnyman Mark Little, and husband-and-wife TV presenters Trey Farley and Katy Hill. 21:20 The National Lottery: In It to Win It. Dale Winton hosts the quiz in which five contestants pit their wits to scoop a big cash prize. Only those in the winners’ row will have a chance of taking home the loot, so they will need to get all the answers right - as well as a little bit of luck on their side. Gaby Roslin presents the Lotto and Thunderball draws. Last in the series. 22:10 Casualty. A man with dementia is brought in after suffering a bump to the head, and after giving the staff the runaround he finally settles down thanks to Connie. But as his condition worsens, can she save him? Jeff and Tamzin are called out to a party where the boiler has exploded, putting intense pressure on an already busy department as an influx of revellers turn in the ED. Ethan and Rita suspect one of the partygoers of being bulimic, while a frustrated father is forced to leave without his ill son being seen. 23:00 BBC News. 23:15 Weather. 23:20 Match of the Day Live. England v Italy (Kick-off

12.00pm). Coverage as Roy Hodgson’s men get their World Cup Group D campaign under way at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Brazil. 02:30 Weatherview. 02:35 BBC News. BBC 2 06:40 Film - Deadline at Dawn (PG). 08:00 Gardeners’ World. 08:30 The Beechgrove Garden. 09:00 MOTD Kickabout. 09:30 Brazil’s Soccer Cities. 09:55 FIFA World Cup 1978. 11:30 Match of the Day. 12:15 Wimbledon Classics. 14:15 Orson Welles Talking Pictures. 15:00 Film - Citizen Kane (U). 17:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 18:30 Flog It. 19:30 Trooping the Colour. 21:00 Yes, Prime Minister. 21:30 I Love 1988. 22:55 Red Dwarf. 23:25 TOTP2 ‘80s Special. 00:55 Film Body Heat (18). 02:45 This is BBC Two (Continues throughout the night). ITV 07:00 CITV. 09:25 ITV News. 09:30 Weekend. 10:25 The Hungry Sailors. 11:20 Murder She Wrote. 12:15 ITV News and Weather. 12:30 Storage Hoarders. 13:30 All Star Mr and Mrs. 14:30 Fool Britannia. 15:00 Film - Babe 2: Pig in the City (U). Family adventure comedy. Babe the intelligent sheep pig is returns to Farmer Hoggett’s farm only to find that Farmer Hoggett is injured so that cannot work. Babe is left with no choice but to go to the big to city to save the farm. 16:40 Gail and Me: 40 Years on Coronation Street. Documentary tribute to Helen Worth, whose character Gail has been a major figure in Coronation Street since 1974. 17:10 All Star Family Fortunes. Dancing on Ice 2010 champion Hayley Tamaddon and How Clean Is Your House? presenter Aggie MacKenzie take part in the game show, teaming up with their relatives to guess the answers to surveys of 100 people in a bid to reach the final round, in which they can win up to £30,000 for a charity of their choice. 18:05 Tipping Point. Fast paced quiz show sees four players take on the familiar shove-penny style machine filled with counters worth cash. 19:05 Local News and Weather. 19:15 ITV News and Weather. 19:30 You’ve Been Framed. Harry Hill narrates a countdown of 100 talent-themed clips sent in by viewers, featuring everything from karaoke calamities to stage falls and battle stunts gone wrong, as magicians, acrobats, jugglers, dancers, singers and musi-

cians vie for the number one spot. 20:30 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Uruguay v Costa Rica (Kick-off 9.00pm). Coverage of the opening Group D match for both nations, which takes place at the Estadio Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil. 23:15 ITV News and Weather. 23:30 Road Rage Britain. Documentary series features astonishing footage of shocking road rage – plus a unique experiment, in which two committed cyclists, one from London and one from Manchester, swap modes of transport with a London cabbie and a white van man from Preston, both of whom view their two wheeled counterparts as a menace. 00:30 Film - Play Misty for Me (15). Tense thriller about a radio DJ who becomes the object of a listener’s desire that escalates into a fanatical obsession. After a one-night stand, he finds himself pursued by a woman who won’t take no for an answer and goes to increasingly drastic lengths to declare her undying love for him. When these fail, her desire is transformed into an uncontrolled bid for revenge. 02:30 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Ivory Coast v Japan (Kick-off 3.00am). Coverage of the match from the Arena Pernambuco in Recife, Brazil, where the Group C rivals begin their campaigns. 05:15 ITV Nightscreen. Channel 4 05:30 Building the Dream. 06:25 Kirstie’s Vintage Gems. 06:35 Cycling. 07:30 Transworld Sport. 08:30 FIM Superbike World Championship. 09:00 The Morning Line. 10:00 Weekend Kitchen with Waitrose. 11:00 Frasier. 11:30 Frasier. 11:55 The Big Bang Theory. 12:25 The Big Bang Theory. 12:50 The Simpsons. 13:20 The Simpsons. 13:45 The Tomorrow People. 14:40 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. 19:40 Channel 4 News. 20:05 The Restoration Man. 21:00 Grand Designs. 22:00 Film - Forrest Gump (12). 00:45 Film - The Beach (15). 02:55 Hollyoaks Omnibus. 05:00 Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. 05:55 Deal or No Deal. Channel 5 05:45 HouseBusters. 06:10 Wildlife SOS. 06:35 Michaela’s Wild Challenge. 07:00 Peppa Pig. 07:05 Roary the Racing Car. 07:15 Abby’s Flying Fairy School. 07:25 Bubble Guppies. 07:35 The Mr. Men Show. 07:50 Chloe’s Closet. 08:05 Roobarb and Custard Too. 08:10 Bananas in Pyjamas. 08:25 Make

Way for Noddy. 08:35 City of Friends. 08:55 Little Princess. 09:05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. 09:25 Angelina Ballerina. 09:40 Rupert Bear. 09:55 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom. 10:15 Jelly Jamm. 10:30 LazyTown. 11:00 Chinese Food in Minutes. 11:15 Meerkat Manor. 11:45 The Dog Rescuers. 12:45 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:10 Film Ghostbusters (PG). 16:15 Film - The Green Berets (PG). 19:00 Hercules the Human Bear. 20:00 Cricket on 5. 21:00 5 News Weekend. 21:05 The Girl with 7 Mums. 22:00 Autopsy: Whitney Houston’s Last Hours. 23:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 00:00 Big Brother’s Bit on the Psych. 01:00 Super Casino. 04:10 Gibraltar: Britain in the Sun. 05:00 House Doctor. 05:25 Make it Big. 05:50 The Funky Valley Show. 05:55 The Funky Valley Show.

Saturday 14th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – with TV & radio broadcaster and ex-Goodie Tim Brook-Taylor 18.05 FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions – Two more experts, Sonja Van Kommer and Pacheco & Cabarcos, on Osteopathy and Car Care. 18.30 Let's Talk (series) Our guests this week are editor of local paper Aoife Leddy and British fiesta dancer Lauren Shakespear. 19.00 Viva La Vida (series). – The final part of Stevie Spit’s Benidorm Variety Show at the Palace. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Saturday 14th June 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 Saturday Swing, mix of music and comedy. 19:00 The Live Lounge, 21:00 Calder´s Confessions, 23:00 Al Walser´s Weekly Top 20, 00:00 Exite Overnight.

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07:00 Breakfast. 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show. 11:00 The Big Questions. 12:00 Sunday Politics. 13:15 Football Focus. 14:00 BBC News. 14:10 Weather for the Week Ahead. 14:15 Bargain Hunt. 15:00 Homes Under the Hammer. Developers Lucy Alexander and Martin Roberts explore a house in Devon, a property in Donnington, Shropshire, and a semi-detached home in Brandon, Durham, then follow the sales and talk to the buyers about their plans for the buildings. After three months the team returns to review their progress. 16:00 Super Giant Animals. Steve Backshall travels across the world to encounter the largest animals he can find and discover the remarkable things their size enables them to do. Highlights include Steve swimming with Nile crocodiles in Botswana, dodging twoton elephant seals in California and diving with sperm whales in the Caribbean. 17:00 Escape to the Country. A couple from London seek to leave the capital behind and set up a new home in rural Somerset. With a £1.2million budget, they search for a house and business combination with plenty of land, and the potential to develop a B&B or a five-bedroom holiday let. Presented by Denise Nurse. 18:00 Points of View. BBC viewers share their thoughts, feelings and opinions on the channel’s output. 18:15 Lifeline. Chat show host Michael Parkinson presents an appeal on behalf of Prostate Cancer UK, a charity that supports men with the disease and funds vital research into better tests and treatment. 18:25 Songs of Praise. Claire McCollum presents a Father’s Day edition of the show, and speaks to guests Kristyn and Keith Getty. There is also music by Matt Redman and hymns from St Patrick’s Church, Jordanstown, Londonderry. 19:00 BBC News. 19:20 Regional News. 19:25 Weather. 19:30 Countryfile. The team is in Port Talbot, south Wales, where Shauna Lowry switches on the largest electricity generating waterwheel in Europe after its refurbishment, Ellie Harrison has a go at the country’s fastest-growing watersport and Matt Baker goes in pursuit of an unusual animal in Margam Park. 20:30 Match of the Day Live. France v Honduras (Kick-off 9.00pm). Coverage of the opening World Cup Group E match for both sides, which takes place at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Porto Alegre, Brazil. 23:05 BBC News. 23:20 Regional News. 23:25

Weather. 23:30 Match of the Day Live. Argentina v BosniaHerzegovina (Kick-off 12.00pm). Coverage of the opening World Cup Group F match for both sides, which takes place at the Estadio do Maracana in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 02:10 Weatherview. 02:15 BBC News. BBC 2 07:00 Preview. 07:05 Match of the Day. 08:50 FIFA World Cup 1982. 10:30 Match of the Day. 11:30 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites. 13:00 Two Greedy Italians. 14:00 Canoeing. 15:00 Tennis from Queen’s. 18:30 The Tropic of Cancer. 19:30 Ice Age Giants. 20:30 Sea City. 21:00 I Bought a Rainforest. 22:00 Wildfires 2014: Inside the Inferno. 23:00 Mock the Week. 23:30 QI XL. 00:15 Film - - - Then She Found Me (15). 01:50 Countryfile. 02:50 Holby City. 03:50 Match of the Day. 05:35 This is BBC Two. ITV 07:00 CITV. 09:25 ITV News. 09:30 Weekend. 10:25 May the Best House Win. 11:25 Murder She Wrote. 12:20 ITV News and Weather. 12:30 Love Your Garden. 13:30 Long Lost Family. 14:30 Nature’s Newborns. 15:00 Columbo. A wealthy socialite and her daughter discover they have been seeing the same man, and have him killed. When Columbo investigates the case, the mother is determined to make sure all his attention is on her and not her daughter, and an unlikely romance develops between sleuth and suspect. Detective drama, starring Peter Falk and Faye Dunaway. 17:00 FIFA World Cup Live 2014. Switzerland v Ecuador (Kick-off 6.00pm). All the action from both teams’ opening Group E contest, held at the Estadio Nacional in Brasilia, Brazil. 20:15 Local News and Weather. 20:20 ITV News and Weather. 20:30 The Cube. Phillip Schofield invites world champion hurdler Dai Greene and former Olympic javelin thrower Fatima Whitbread to take on a series of fiendishly difficult challenges inside The Cube. Each given nine lives at the start, they face up to seven tasks, ranging from agility tests to skill trials, and the more they complete, the greater their chances of winning £250,000 for charity. 21:30 The Suspicions of Mr Whicher. Another chance to see the second instalment of the crime drama starring Paddy Considine as the pioneering 19th-century inspector. Having left the Metropolitan

Police under a cloud, Whicher’s days as a detective are behind him. However, when he saves a respectable country lady from a violent robbery in a dangerous part of London, she hires him to investigate the savage murder of her 16-year-old niece. The investigation pits Whicher against wealthy and powerful figures, as well his former colleagues in the Met, and leads to a psychiatric institution where he must confront his own demons. Co-starring Olivia Colman, Shaun Dingwall and Mark Bazeley. 23:30 ITV News and Weather. 23:45 Film - - Gosford Park (15). Ensemble murder mystery from the writer of Downton Abbey and featuring Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon and Helen Mirren. In 1930s rural England, a battery of well-to-do guests and their servants attend a weekend’s shooting and socialising. But their reverie is shattered by a murder, after which everyone is a suspect. 02:15 The Store. 04:00 Motorsport UK. 04:50 ITV Nightscreen. 05:15 May the Best House Win. Channel 4 05:55 Deal or No Deal. 06:50 The Hoobs. 07:15 The Hoobs. 07:40 Vibram Tarawera Ultra Marathon. 08:10 Volkswagon Racing Cup. 08:35 How I Met Your Mother. 09:00 Everybody Loves Raymond. 09:30 Everybody Loves Raymond. 10:00 Frasier. 10:30 Sunday Brunch. 13:30 Secret Eaters. 14:30 The Big Bang Theory. 15:00 The Big Bang Theory. 15:30 The Big Bang Theory. 16:00 The Simpsons. 16:30 Film - The First Wives Club (PG). 18:35 Deal or No Deal. 19:30 Channel 4 News. 20:00 Four Rooms. 21:00 Born in the Wild. 22:00 Fargo. 23:05 The Virgin Killer. 00:10 Film - The Happening (15). 01:50 Film - The Escapist (15). 03:35 Utopia. 04:35 Film - The Birthday (U). 04:50 Building the Dream. 05:45 Superscrimpers: Waste Not, Want Not. Channel 5 06:00 Angels of Jarm. 06:10 Roary the Racing Car. 06:20 Angels of Jarm. 06:30 The Funky Valley Show. 06:35 The Funky Valley Show. 06:40 Roary the Racing Car. 06:50 Roary the Racing Car. 07:00 Peppa Pig. 07:05 Roary the Racing Car. 07:15 Abby’s Flying Fairy School. 07:25 Bubble Guppies. 07:35 The Mr Men Show. 07:50 Chloe’s Closet. 08:05 Roobarb and Custard Too. 08:10 Bananas in Pyjamas. 08:25 Make Way for Noddy. 08:35 City of Friends. 08:55 Little Princess. 09:05 The Adventures of Bottle Top Bill and His Best Friend Corky. 09:25 Angelina Ballerina. 09:40 Rupert Bear. 09:55 Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom.

10:15 Jelly Jamm. 10:30 LazyTown. 11:00 Power Rangers Super Samurai. 11:35 Power Rangers Megaforce. 12:10 Chinese Food in Minutes. 12:15 The Nightmare Neighbour Next Door. 13:15 Big Brother: Power Trip. 14:10 Film - Mannequin (PG). 15:55 Film Nim’s Island (U). 17:45 Film – Hitch (12). 20:00 Cricket on 5. 21:00 Illegal Immigrant and Proud. 21:55 5 News Weekend. 22:00 Big Brother: Power Trip. 23:00 Film The Vow (12). 01:05 Hercules the Human Bear. 01:55 Super Casino. 04:10 Classic Car Rescue. 05:00 House Doctor. 05:25 Make it Big. 05:50 The Funky Valley Show. 05:55 The Funky Valley Show.

Sunday 15th June, 2014 14.00 Non Stop Music 16.00 Shopping and Info 18.00 Celebrity Archive – with TV presenter Ruby Wax. 18.05 Speekee TV (series) A fun and entertaining way to learn Spanish for our younger viewers. – El Zoo 18.15 Spanish Eye – Alcoy is a fabulous old inland town often visited by coach tours of expats like this one. 18.30 Host Your Own(series) The Costa’s answer to Come Dine With Me. Paul Mantessi hosts with his Pub theme. 19.00 Let's Talk (series) with 2 of the Costa’s leading entertainers Mark & Carla from Sunflower Valley. 19.30 Guardamar Discovered. 20.00 – 22.00 Local Information and Non Stop Music

Sunday 15th June, 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 Classic Country Countdown 14:00 Sunday Play - Death in the Clouds. Inspector Poirot with John Moffatt 16:00 Comedy - Cabin Pressure with Stephanie Cole - Fitton 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 WANTED We are receiving requests for La Zenia, Playa Flamenca, San Miguel schools catchment area, 3 beds urbanization Playa Golf, and detached houses. If you think your property may be suitable please CALL NOW on 966 772 553 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) PLAYA FLAMENCA 2 Bed, 1 bath 1st floor apartment with English TV. Walking distance to Carrefour supermarket, the commercial centres of Playa

Flamenca, La Mosca and the Citrus centre. 375€ per calendar month including bills. Call us on 966 772 553 (139999) 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 139962FORMENTERA 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) JACARILLA. 3 Bed, 2 bath apartment. Good sized separate kitchen with external patio off, large balcony with views over orange groves. UK TV, air-con, communal pool 395 euro. Legal contracts provided 966 772 553 (88686) LAS FILIPINAS. Well presented 2 bedroom ground floor apartment on secure gated community.Good sized lounge/diner, American kitchen. Master bedroom, twin bedroom and family bathroom. Private garden, communal pool. Approximately 50% of the properties are lived in all year round. Walking distance to local amenities and bus routes. 395 euro per month, inclusive of bills. Legal let with contracts 966 772 553 (140874) FOR RENT in La Florida. 2 bed 1 bath bungalow. Solarium. Free Satellite TV with 42inch screen. Quiet area. Large community pool in Torrevieja. Furnished. 300 Euro per month CALL 965 326 302 (69110)

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) 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 apartment is close to shops, bars and many other services. For further details, please call 0034 96 897 1860. (140806) These frontline 1,2 and 3 Bedroom apartments start from 106,000 euros, finished to a very high standard with all modern appliances.Incredible views across the beautiful Mar Menor and only 30 metres from the beach.These properties are only a short walk into the heart of Los Alcazares an old style Spanish seaside town.Within minutes of several top quality golf courses.call 968 971 860 for more information of this fantastic opportunity to purchase front line!!! (100861)


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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 96 897 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) 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

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Monday, 9th June, 2014 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) 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 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 shopping 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 to sell quickly. Was 98.000 Euro. Now just 62.950 Euro for quick sale. Please call 0034 96 673 0057 for further details. (109586)


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CARP-R-US CLUB NEWS This week the Clubs 4th round of the Summer series was fished locally on the river Segura in Benijofar. It was another hot day for us on the Costa Blanca. First on the day was Nigel Mourant with 4.58kg on ledger and maggot, second was Dave Hoare with 2.88kg on pole and paste, third was Steve Collins with 2.48kg on feeder and maggot and in fourth place Geoff Tempest with 2.44kg. Next weeks match on the 12th of June will be on the Sweet Water canal in Guardamar with pegs at 8.00am and then fishing from 9.00 till 3.00pm. The following weeks match is on the Eden canal, a bit of work will be needed on some of the pegs there before fishing. Next Tuesday the 10th will see the next of our Quiz nights at the Bartime 7.30pm. The cost of this event is just 1 Euro per person and teams of up to 6 persons can take part. The next Club meeting will be on Sunday the 15th of June with the Committee at 10.30am followed by the General meeting at 11.00. A date for your diary- on Saturday the 28th of June the Club will having a Social evening down at the Quesada Crazy Golf venue 6.00 for 6.30pm. This is at the end of Calle Arcos. The Club home is at the Bar El Alto La Dolores which is just off the N332 between La Mata and Guardamar. The web site is at www.carprus.net or you can phone 966717923 for information.

LAS SALINAS PETANCA WINTER LEAGUE WEEK 9 RESULTS. The league has 6 divisions of 8 teams. The summer serious league commenced last year with 1 division of 8. We play a different format for the summer there has to be a ladies doubles extra to the normal format therefore there is the possibility for a draw. The points are 3 for a home win 4 points for an away win and 2 points for a draw. This year it has gone to 2 divisions of 8. The players are multinational. We are now past the halfway point of the season. Who is going to stop the Amigos Belgas as they lead both divisions. We play on a Wednesday evening as it is now too hot in the day.

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LA VILA INTERNATIONAL RUGBY SEVENS A new edition of the La Vila International Benidorm Sevens was held in Spain last weekend on the Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium. While the Saturday was marked by heavy rains (but the games started with British punctuality) on Sunday we saw participants contesting the latter stages. Kasajistan The Final was between Ecosse on the ball (Scotland ) who won the Gold Cup against Israel after beating Kazakhstan 21-0 . The maximum championship trophy went to the Highlands thanks to the explosion and tactical understanding of their players, but does not detract from the proposal shown by the other teams . The c o m b i n e d Kazakhstan, old friends by choosing La Vila as a center for preparing international tours, brought touches of progressive evolution as combined before his next tournament in Rome. Israel shocked by his physical condition while Kidwelly ( Wales) emphasized the fluidity and connectivity of the ball. Denmark should be mentioned on their cohesion in the tactical approach and spectacular incursions speed of some of its leading figures. Regarding the Spanish participation, Rugby Club La Vila participated with a background full of some of the new jonenses promises, standing up to big teams participating, which gives much more credit to the efforts made by the hosts. Juan Ignacio Vinaches , Juan

Vicente Llorca , Leo Bouin , Pedro Santamaria , Axel Juliรกn Suรกrez , Victor Izard and Renato Trandafir are some of those players that will have everyone talking in the future. The Elche CRU was also true to his appointment with the International Seven, demonstrating their good work in the field and attesting to the great relationship between the club Elche and Villajoyosa. An attractive Valencia team led by Facundo Ozu and Hernรกn Quirelli, Valencia Tecnidex coaches and Rugby Club La Vila respectively, yield a compact samples combined with great potential , defeating the Danes in their place in the semifinals of gold. Among their ranks are the players like Matias Vila Lamboglia , Lucas Poggi , Juan David Quintero, Juan Manuel Carrion and Guillem Quirante . And so ends another edition of Seven International and Rugby Club La Vila as organizer is already immersed in the next championship, the National Seven Male and Female Clubs to be held on 21 and 22 June at the Villajoyosa Rugby Stadium. This season there is still much to see on the rugby field of Pantano. Photo credit: Pedro Marcet


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POWERLIFTING COMES TO LA MANGA La Manga Club continues in its efforts to position itself as one of the best sports complexes in Europe and is now turning to the sport of weightlifting. The European EPF, European Powerlifting Federation, and IPF, International Powerlifting Federation, have both reached an agreement with La Manga Club to host their competitions and tournaments for the next 4 years. Thanks to this agreement, the resort, and more specifically the Spa La Manga Club, where the training base is installed, will host the European Weightlifting Championship in 2015. It will also host other events such as clinics, workshops, training camps or concentrations team.

Jose Asenjo, Director General of La Manga Club says: "In La Manga Club there is room for all kinds of sports, from triathlons, golf, football and tennis to weightlifting, and thanks to such alliances, we can reach a much wider audience ".

ROJALES NETBALL CLUB -V- THE IRISH Rojales competed against four visiting teams from Ireland last month and certainly did themselves proud being the only Club representing Spain. There was some great netball played by all the team in the first game when they took on Co. Antrim and, with Carly and Tracy in fine shooting form, they finished the game with a win of 21-10. The first half of their second game proved more difficult with the defence of Claire and Tracey working tirelessly to break down their opponent's attack only to see the ball coming straight back at them time and time again. Rojales regrouped for the second half and started to dominate the centre court which led to them winning the game 24-16. After almost a two hour break Rojales were back on court for their third game against Laganside. This was always going to be their toughest game and even though Rojales had plenty of possession,

through the hard work of Katie, Ronnie, Donna and Sophie, the long break seemed to have knocked them sideways and they lost, albeit only by a couple of goals. They got their mojo back for their fourth and final game though with an easy win of 18 goals to 4. Finishing the tournament in second place against overseas teams who play competitively two and three times a week is a fantastic achievement for Rojales and its now onwards and upwards as they start preparations for their own tournament. This is being held in Quesada on 14 June and if you are interested in taking part contact Tracey on 679539995 or come along to a training session at the Norwegian School on a Tuesday 7pm-8.30pm. Rojales Netball Club would like to thank the Town Hall for their continued support.

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GREAT FUN AT SAMM RACE DAY A flat, glassy Mar Menor and no wind, greeted the competitors at the CAR Centre at 10am for the 6th Race Day of the SAMM Spring Series. But, by 11.30am, a gentle 6 to 8 knot Easterly wind had come up and 7 boats made a ragged start. Tug Wilson/Peter Cadwell in their Laser 2000 and Don Clark in his Hartley 12.2 battled hard, with the lead changing constantly throughout the race, and Don finally crossing the line just 18 seconds ahead after the four laps in a time of 1hr. 2mins. 20secs. The Sailfish 18’s of Julian Perring/Janice Penning did well in the light winds to cross the line fourth. By the time of the second race at 2.30pm the winds had veered to the South and increased to 12 to 14 knots. Six of the seven boats crossed together with much shouting for ‘water’. This time Tug and Peter were really on form and flew around the course gradually increasing their lead each lap to cross the line after four laps in just 43mins. 45secs. As these are ‘handicap’ races the final results on corrected time were:-Race 1, 1st Hartley 12.2 – Don Clark, 2nd Sailfish 18 Sirocco – Julian Perring/Janice Penning, 3rd Laser 2000 Shoestring Tres – Tug Wilson/Peter Cadwell. Race 2: 1st Laser 2000 Shoestring Tres Tug/Peter, 2nd Sailfish 18 Sirocco – Julian/Janice, 3rd Faversham 14 – David Belcher/Bob Blinkhorn.

THE FRIENDLY BAR GOLF SOCIETY On Thursday the 29th the Friendly Golf Soceity played a Stableford competition at a very disappointing Corvera golf club.The greens and fairways were dry, sandy and quite unplayable .It seemed that there was no water avaliable to water the greens or fill up the lakes and ponds . The area looked like a ghost town and it seemed that

people had just given up, romours have it that it will close at the end of the month if no one comes in to bail it out (very sad). To cap it all there was no draft beer!. After all this the golf proved pretty good for us.1st was Dave Adams with 39. 2nd Mick McGiven 36 and 3rd was Jim O,Donnell 34, best guest was Jonathan with 28. nearest the pin

Terry Jones , longest drive Pete Bateman. This is the first time eight members have scored over thirty points. Thanks once again to the organisers and the "grim reaper" who collects our money.The bar staff and catering staff did us proud on our return laying on such a feast. See you all again end of month at Alicante.


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GREENLANDS BOWLS CLUB By Brian Hewett Saturday Roll-up. The Saturday High Rollers gathered once more for a morning of high drama. Winner with 23 points Margaret Dewar, second was Phil (the Voice ) Lockley with 22 closely followed by David Fryat also with 22. Terry Lawton finishing 4th with 20. The Wonderful Wooden Spoon this week is awarded to the equally wonderful Val Duchard. Looking forward to seeing old and new friends next Saturday. J ( I'm lost without Joan ) O. SABA 4 Wood Pairs League 1 A great start in this league with Dave Thompson and John Wray winning away at La Siesta and Chris Dewar and Phil (TV) Lockley winning at home. We also took the aggregate so final result was 5-0 to Greenlands .This puts us top of the league after first match. League 2 Greenlands BM 1 rink and 45 shots San Luis PM 1 rink and 40 shotstherefore G'lands BM 3 points San Luis PM 2 points Brian Tomlin was due to play at San Luis but was taken ill and was replaced by Mel Brown who will take his place for the remaining fixtures. Hurricane League The Glosters were at home again this week against Mazzaron Miners. Chris said 'another great game from the Glosters against a very strong Mazzoron side,Well done everybody, The numbers were: Shots for 99 against 95. Three rinks for 2 against with 1 drawn, giving the match to Glosters by 9 pts to 5. Our stars this week were; Skip John Wray, Sheila Hewett & Terry Lemon, Skip Jim Oliver, Brian Hewett & Joan Oliver and Skip John O' Brien, Pat Wray & Mike Cassidy. The Gladiators were up against La Marina Navigators and achieved a stunning win by 10 pts to 4 winning on 4 rinks and scoring 98 shots for and 97 against. Our winning teams were: Skip Brian Pocock, Sheila Stead & Jan Pocock, Skip Steve Cantley, Terry Lawton & Angie Goodfellow and Skip Barry Collins,Brian Miller & Steve Hibberd. SABA Premier 20 League. Greenlands opened the series against a very strong Quesada only managing to win the singles and pairs at Home. The winners were; Phil ( TV ) Lockley singles and Fred Tilley & Dave Webb Pairs. The numbers were 114 for and 149 against giving Greenlands just 4pts.

Vistabella Bowls Club Sponsored by Autos Direct San Miguel & TV Choice A busy week with the start of the SABA Four Wood Pairs Leagues and the CBBA Premier 20 Summer League. On Monday our two Men’s teams kicked off with games against La Marina and San Miguel. Mike Regan’s team lost their away game to La Marina by 1 shot but Stewart Allman and Brian Dunn managed a draw at home, this gave La Marina a 4 points to 1 win by 30 shots to 29 while Fred Wiltshire’s team lost away to san Miguel but thanks to a good win at home by Martin Foulcer and Richard Lee they took the overall shots point as well giving them a 3 points to 2 win by 39 shots to 35. Our first premier 20 game was against La Siesta and we started with a good win 12 points to 6 and 154 Shots to 117. At home we had three wins from Stuart Allman and Arthur Brown in the pairs, Tony French, Barbara Brown and Richard Lee in the trips and Lin Watkins, Dave Chaplin, Neil Burrows and Mike Regan in the rinks, while away we won the pairs with Lynne and Eric Bishop and Ian Kenyon triumphed in the singles. On Wednesday we took on La Marina in the VCL and kept up our winning ways with a 7 points to 5 win by 89 shots to 84 Ian Kenyon won the Men’s Singles, Gail Willshire, Tony French and Fred Willshire won the trips and Olwyn Ratcliffe, Geoff Paylor, Les Barber and Brian Dunn drew the rinks. The Fairways travelled to Emerald Isle on Friday to take on the Victors in the Spitfire Division but were unable to extend the winning run losing by 9 points to 5 and 108 shots to 97. Our 5 points came from wins for Martin Foulcer, Barbara Brown and Richard Lee, Lynne Bishop, Arthur Brown and Eric Bishop while Tony French, Les Barber and Ian Kenyon managed a draw. The Greeners had a bye but still managed to hold on to top spot in the Harrier League thanks to holding a healthy lead last week.

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LA MARINA BOWLS CLUB A bad week on the League front for La Marina Bowls Club. The Pilots played at home to El Rancho losing 6 points to 8 in a very close run game with the points total just 1 point separating the teams the winners on the day Mo Taylor, Shelia Kirby skip Steve Hindle: June Tew Andy Bartlett skip John Morgan: Hilary Cronk, Arthur Cronk skip Bobby Simms. The Navigators made the long trip to play at Mazzaron only to come back empty handed suffering a resounding 10 points to 0 defeat. The club game on Saturday was won by Mike Surch and Peter Parsons. The club this week presented a cheque for 500 Euro to our local Alzheimer’s Association our picture shows club President Derek Shirley and Treasurer Shirley Hadaway presenting the cheque.

Further information about La Marina Bowls club contact Steve Hindle on 648250035, or see us Facebook.

EL RANCHO BOWLS CLUB Wednesday found El Rancho entertaining San Miguel Deputies in the Valencia Champions League, on a scorching morning, calling for plenty of plenty of water. El Rancho took full advantage of the home mat and bowled well to take the rinks by 4 to 1 and the overall shots. Ladies singles: Irene Morrice 21-14. Mens singles: Ron Odell 10-21. Pairs: Jim Gracie and Stew Hamill 21-13. Trips: Jane Hamill, Shirley Edwards and Alex Morrice 24-14. Rinks: June Whitworth, John Newell, Merv Armstrong and David Whitworth 19-17. On Friday we played host to San Luis Hercules and had a cracking

game in great company. Both teams took 3 rinks with El Rancho taking the total shots by a small margin. Margaret Wright, Rob Clark and Malc Elmore 20-15. Graham Hicks, John Newell and Richard Needham 7-18. Terry Buswell, Ron Edwards and Stew Hamill 15-16. Marianne Holtham, Merv Armstrong and David Whitworth 26-25. Jim Gracie, Carol Smith and Malc Sykes 26-10. Edward Elsam, Jane Hamill and Shirley Edwards 17-23. Sponsored by Rightmove. For membership details please contact Irene Mangan Marianne Holtham on 966717700 or 966772222.

LA SIESTA BOWLS REPORT .....By Norman Adcroft CBBA Summer Premier 20 League 3rd June. Not a good start to our opening game against a very strong Vistabella side with La Siesta only managing to win the Singles away and the Trips and Fours at home. Our winners were, Dave Livesey, Singles, Dave Davies, and Brian Gardiner with George Richardson, Trips and Jeannie Clements, Pat Moore, Vic Moore with Colin Lloyd Fours. SABA Hurricane and Harrier Division 6th June The Wasps played a morning home game against the La Marina Pilots and we normally have a close game; nothing changed. We won two rinks, Ramsay Sinclair; Brian Gardiner, Jean Cooper 23-18, Dave Davies, Yours Truly, Dave Livesey 28-12 (Super win) and what a great comeback from behind for Jeannie Clements, Robert Heath skipped by Colin Lloyd to give us a 12-12 draw. Unfortunately, we lost the overall shots by four. 97-101. Result 5-9 Pilots. The Hornets were well and truely beaten today by a strong team from San Luis. La Siesta won two rinks thanks to Jean James, Sheila Millward and John Taylor 29-9, and Hilary and John Clarke with Roy Millward 17-14. The overall difference shot was 116-97 San Luis.

VCL Green Division 4th June. We played a morning home game away to Horadada and considering the hot conditions with no breeze to talk about, didn’t have too bad a result. We won three of the five disciplines and took the overall shots 99-72, giving us a respectable 8-4 win. Our winners were John Moss, (Men’s Singles) Alan Barton and Jean Cooper (Pairs) and Barbara Cooper, Bill Jordan, Brian Gardiner with Sue Jordan (Rinks) Saturday Hamper 31st May Hilary Clarke, Terry Worth and Johnnie Ryder. Chicken and Egg Winners 4th June. Chicken Roy Howard, Wine Terry Rippon, Eggs Jim White Should you wish to take up a new sport, make new friends, with a little gentle exercise, you will be made very welcome. We have bowls and shoes for hire and tuition can be arranged. New members are always welcome. Ring Jim or Lyn on 690 190 523 and they will help, or call in at La Siesta Bowls Club at Calle Rossini La Siesta.If any members know of any business or sponsors they think would, help with sponsoring these reports, please contact any committee member or ask them to call THE LEADER directly. Thank you.

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Friday 30th was defiantly Black Friday for the Isle, first the vulcans lose 0-14 ( 69-125) against Vista Bella, then the Victors lose 12-2 (81-116) to San Luis, but John Jarvis-Ed Shepherd & Peter Willicott, had a good win, by 19-12, to save the whitewash, very well done. On Sat 31st we were hosts to the Spanish National team, although we were beaten (not entirely unexpected) but congratulations to John Zeller- Roger Whitelock-Peter Willicott. (won by 14-13) and Sandra Kavanagh-Barbara Eldred - Gina Streeter (who won 19-11) how fantastic to beat a Spanish National Champion, Hat off to all of you. On Mon 2nd June we had the first of our weekly (eve) Aussie pairs comp. 1st Bernie Evans & Jim Mulloy 2nd Mel O'Dell & Bert Percy. 3rd Dave Close & Robin Adams, a very enjoyable evening, thanks to Mel for organising it. Tue 3rd June we had our monthly challenge from the Highjackers, we had a good win by 5rinks - 3 (shot diff 153-110) the biggest winners (shot diff 26-9) who took the cash were Robin Adams & Skip Frank Close (o.m.g.) On Wed 4th June, The Dukes entertained Country Bowls at the E.I. & had a great result, Gina Streeter won 21-3, Frank Close won 21-11 in the singles, Mel O'Dell, Graham Roberts, Geoff Farrington & Barbara Collins, won 30- 13 in the rinks, the shot diff was 104-64 E.I. 8, Country bowls 4. Well played the Isle. It,s been a funny old week, I've aged by 10 years, but I think we have all enjoyed it. We have decided not to transfer John (the bandit) Pooley to the Highjackers, the extra crisps were a step to far. Quiz Night & B.B. Q. Fri 27th June, 7-7-30, please put the date in your diaries, or Marion will get you!! Another good week to look forward to, Happy Bowling, Robin (the Scribe)

By StJohn Broadhurst Monday, 2 June saw the start of the SABA pairs league. The ladies had their first game against San Miguel and against tough opposition lost both their matches. The men fared a little better managing to draw one of their two games against Quesada. Well done to Andy White and John Palmer 14-14. On Wednesday, 4 June the Clarets were away to the Emerald Isle Dukes in the VCL and the Dukes ran out the winners by 8 points to 4. Winners for the Clarets were: Pairs: Del Gunning, Karen Kirk 1615. Trips: Andy White, Bryan Kirk, Dot Davies 21-17. Overall shots Clarets 64 (4pts) Dukes 104 (8pts). Friday, 6 June saw the Badgers entertain their old friends and local rivals, the Hawks of Horadada. An enthralling game ended all square with three wins each but the Badgers just edged ahead in the long game to take overall victory. Winning for the Badgers were: Glynis Broadhurst, Joel Fernandez, Trevor Cox 26-10. Maurice Cass, Del Gunning, Karen Kirk 24-12. Mike Davies, Doreen Statham, Dot Davies 19-16. Overall shots Badgers 103 (8pts) Hawks 96 (6pts). www.countrybowlsclub.com

SAN MIGUEL BOWLS CLUB By Paul Thomas SABA SPITFIRE LEAGUE Christians played away to Monte mar Torro this was a tough game against a good side but we won on 3 rinks and just managed to get the aggregate Points for 8 points against 6, shots for 97 shots against 93. No report from any other teams. Any information on San Miguel Bowls Club please contact club president Eileen Potts 966 73 0376


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We arrived at Bonalba for an extra fixture in the calendar which was well supported by members and guests bearing in mind it had only been a week since the last match. Despite rumours to the contrary, the course was in good condition, except for the bunkers, which would be improved by the addition of loose sand rather than compacted sand. A bonus for the day was achieved by the rounds being completed in 4 hours which must be a record in Society Golf. We welcomed 2 new guests to the Society, Lynn Young and Terry Stevenson. Nearest the Pin winners were Jimmy Scott, Aidan Byrne and two for our visiting ex-handicap secretary Barry Gribble who will be taking his golf balls back to Torquay shortly. Gold Winner was Alan Craig on countback with 31 pts and Silver winner was Carol Marriner on countback with 29pts. Many thanks once again to Helena at the La Marina Club for providing the after match food. Our next meeting is at Lo Romero on 19th June , first tee-time 10a.m. On 20th June we shall be holding our annual Midsummer Dance. The cost is 15 Euros for a choice of 3 courses and wine . Please let Elspeth know your requirements asap at elspeth4mcd@yahoo.co.uk or 965077204. New members are always welcome and can contact Alan Craig on a100ac@yahoo.co.uk or on the above telephone number.

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LA FINCA WELCOMES SAN MIGUEL GOLF SOCIETY

Our monthly visit to La Finca, near Algorfa, is always a well attended event with many members clearly demonstrating that this is their chosen favourite of the Quara trio. Like many courses in the area, the greens have recently been hollowtined but with the gorgeous weather lately and some nightly watering, their recovery has been a fairly rapid process. They'll very soon be back to their usual peak condition. Just one singles match was played in amongst the day's Stableford event which saw Marg Birtwistle march on into the quarter finals as she managed to get the better of Mick Roscoe (3 & 2). This sets up what could be an epic "duel of the Scousers" as Marg's next opponent is ex-capt & fellow Liverpudlian, Ken Flaherty....so no interpreter will be required. The four NTP's went to John Osborne (3), Neil Bannon (6), Charles Jones (13) & Brian Mulligan (16). The extra prizes for NTP in 3 shots on holes 7, 11 & 15 went to Barry Roehrig (Gold), John Aitchison

(Silver) & Glen Rapley (Bronze). Prizes were awarded to the top 2 visitors - Martin Quinn (28) & Brian Dolan (29). Bronze division's top 4 were Karen Simpson (30), Brian Mulligan (32 C/B), Richard Bland (32 C/B) & Alan Gilbert (33). Silver's winners were John Drakesmith (35), John Aitchison (36), Capt Steve Davis (38 C/B) &....who else would dare to beat the captain? ?.....only the President, Phil Birtwistle, with the same 38 but a slightly better back nine which clinched it! It was a tight finish in the Gold division with 4th going to Barry Roehrig (32), Theo Boelhouwer (33 C/B), Steve Fleet (33 C/B) & top slot went to Tony Smale with.....you've guessed it...33! Well done to all those in the prizes & don't forget to visit www.smgs.org for all society matters or simply give Baz a quick buzz on 966 731 033 for info on future Wednesday games.

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SAN LUIS BOWLS CLUB By Sheila Cammack. Just as the weather started heating up, the CBBA Premier Twenty Summer League got under way, on Tuesday evenings, the first match (home & away) was against San Miguel. The games were even with 4 wins each but we lost the points 131-151 so collecting 8pts to 10. Winners at home: singles Frank Barclay 21-14, pairs Scott Malden & John Withers 20-12, rinks Tony Campbell, Arthur France, June & Keith Jones 18-17. Away: pairs Bob White & Giuseppe Galleli. Wednesday 4th VCLeague: Blues away v GL Jasmine had another frustrating day, losing 4-8. Winners, pairs: Sally & Roy Cordell 16-15, trips Colin Jackson, Colin Lindgren & Mal Hughes 24-12. Whites home v MM Lords had a better result, winning 9-3. Well done to singles players: Margaret Rogers 21-6 & Trevor Vanner 21-10, pairs Chris Brooks & Scott Malden 24-5 & the rinks team: Tony Campbell, Peter Cox, Barry Edwards & Dave Blackie 17-17. SABA: Spitfire League, Friday 6th, Wellingtons BYE Hurricane League, Hercules a good result away v El Rancho, just losing the shots by 4 (107-111) taking 6pts-8. Winners: Ann Badger, Margaret Morrison & Brian Badger 16-15. Blossom Cox, Barry Edwards & John Malden 18-7. Bill Webb, David Blackie & Derrick Cooper 23-17. Harrier League, Mosquitoes home v LS Hornets, had a good 10-4 win, well done: Sheila Reynolds, Judy Carroll & Chris Brooks 22-21. Marie Henley, Roy Brooks & Tony Campbell 15-10. Molly Russell, John Ester & Arthur France 28-9. Sylvia France, Jean Hepehi & Tony Davies 28-11. Glad to hear that Frank Gibbons is now recovering at home, keep up the good work! Unfortunately still no news about the chicken drive winners. The internal “Kangaroo” (Australian pairs) league started on Thursday evening, if you signed up for this please check when & where you're playing. For any information about San Luis Club please contact June Jones (Capt.) 966188920 or Pam Lockett (Sec) 965327645.

Altorreal provided the setting for this month's fun day which was sponsored by Jan and Buck Taylor. The course was in excellent condition and the scores on the day reflected this. The day was also enhanced by the Jagermister and Caramel Vodka shots that were provided on certain holes by our sponsors. Winners on the day were, gold division Colin Fear, silver division, Buck Taylor. The men's longest drive today was won by Colin and the ladies by Michelle Evans. Nearest the pins were Michelle and Nigel Wright. Best front nine Jim Mc Carthy and best back Colin. The overall winner on the day was Colin Fear. Back at Ruby's Bar where we enjoyed a nice meal and presentation courtesy of, and thanks to our sponsors, the blind pairs was drawn and won by Michelle Evans and Marc Doherty. Our next outing is at Lo Romero on 13th June any one wishing to join us for this or any other game please contact rubysgolf @yahoo.co.uk Our photo's show some of the winners and other members mistaking the meaning of shot's !!

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By John Bailey On Wednesday 4th June, Horadada played La Siesta in the VCL - 2014. La Siesta came along with a strong team, as the end results show. Horadada only managing to pick up 4 points out of the 12 on offer, thanks to Ann Allen winning the Ladies Singles game 21 - 16, and Yvonne Hurlock, Fred Trigwell and Wayne Jackson getting 2 points, for their win in the Trips. 16 - 11. That made the final result, Horadada 4 points and 72 shots to La Siesta having 8 points and 99 shots. Making La Siesta clear winners on the day. On Friday 6th June, Horadada travelled to Play Country Bowls on their green. Early into the game, it all was going in favour of our opponents. But I am glad to say that things changed, but not for all our players. With 2 rinks finding it difficult to get going, or keep points, throughout the match. We put up a fight, but it was not our day. We did manage to share the rinks, winning 3 each. The Shots difference gave Country Bowls an extra 2 points, and a win. The final result for todays match being; Horadada Hawks 6 points and 96 shots, Country Bowls Badgers 8 points and 103 shots. Winning rinks being, Alf Woodhouse, Jim Kerr and Ann Allen 14 - 9. Rose Guppy, John Hurlock and john Simpson 22 - 16. Wayne Jackson, Roy Collins and Alan Pugh 22 - 9. Well done Badgers. We will be looking to get a better result, when we next meet.

Mike Chapman We started the week off with a 2 ball better ball which saw some ridiculous scores being returned so much so that two teams, mine included, that scored 45 pts didn't even get a look in! In second place was the pairing of Norman Page and Ron Percival with 46 pts but in first place with 47 pts was the team of Joyce McClusky and Alan Douglas whose total included an incredible 26 pts on the back nine. On Wednesday it was the fifth of six rounds that count towards the Club's Medal Championship with six points available to the winners of both the Ladies and Gent's categories, five for second place and so on but on the day prizes are awarded to the top three players in Categories 1 and 2 as usual. Although the greens are still bedding in after recent maintenance work they were in fair condition which meant the handicap secretary was ready waiting with his axe following last weeks amnesty. Scoring was excellent particularly in Category 1 with three players beating par and the Wheelers went home happy winning both Categories. The full results was as follows: Cat 1. 1st. John Wheeler 69 (c/b) 2nd. Ken Robertson 69 3rd. Alan Douglas 71 Cat 2. 1st. Carole Wheeler 72 2nd. Rod Bryant 74 3rd. Barry Holtham 75. 2's Club. Rod Doel, Ken Robertson, Lindsay Forbes, Norman Page, Barry Holtham We were playing with fire on Friday as our game on the sixth day of the sixth month was a 6x6x6: no wonder the fixture secretary chose not to play! The devilish team that overcame the dark forces at work that kept my ball out of the cup on several occasions were Rod Doel, Nick Campbell and Annemarie Weisheit who won with 79 pts. One point behind were the unlucky team of Olga Douglas, Brian Townend and Brian Humpheyson.


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The Leader in conjunction with Costa Blanca Green Fee Services and a number of other major sponsors including Comaskey Properties, Spanish Solutions and Ibex are holding a Charity Golf Day at Las Colinas on Saturday 14th June 2014 and a key element of the day is an auction of green fees kindly provide by the local courses and below is the auction list. Golf Course Reserve Price Altorreal €50 Alenda €60 Bonalba €65 El Plantio €55 Font del Llop €65 Hacienda Del Alamo €60 La Peraleja €50 La Serena €60 Las Colinas €110 Lo Romero €60 Nike –IRM Golf €110 Roda €90 Vistabella €55

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If anyone can’t attend the day but is interested in submitting a telephone bid for any of the above then please contact Mike Probert of Costa Blanca Green Fee Services on 966 70 4752 or 661 345 931. The start sheet for the day has now been finalised and the start times for the day are as follows: TEE 1 Time 8.00 Blackwood, Evans, Hickey, Guerrine 8.10 Saunders, McShane,G Wiliams, Walters 8.20 Hewitson, Howard, Burnard, Proctor 8.30 Smith B, Smith S, Archer C, Archer B 8.40 Eaton, Wyatt, Cotton, Pope 8.50 Martin, Lambe, Nicholson, Chambers 9.00 Comaskey G, O’Shea P, Walsh, Scullion TEE 10 Time 8.00 Hall, Glasson, Collins, Worsdale 8.10 Hurlin,Speakman,Daw,Wainwright 8.20 Marriott,Belcher,Lingwood,Hillman 8.30 Daniels, Dryden, Williams M, Hithersay 8.40 Allison, Chatham, Garside, Mackman 8.50 O’Donaghue,Dreelan, Byrne, Reeves 9.00 O’Shea J, Fitzpatrick, Considine,A, Considine F It would be appreciated if all players report a minimum of 20 minutes before their start time.

CAFE UNO GOLF SOCIETY 20 members turned out today Thursday 5th June for our society game at Alicante golf club. The format was Stableford, along with some members playing their match play knock out games as well. The Alicante course was testing as always, fairly good condition but very slow greens so putting was difficult today. However, some players managed to come in with respectable scores. Results were as follows:Gold Category. 1st G.Branton - 35pts. 2nd B.McShane - 34pts. Best front 9 D.Harwood - 16pts. Best back 9 A.Douglas - 17pts. Nearest the pin - A.Douglas. Nearest the pin in 2 - G.Benson. Silver Category. 1st Iris Cleaver - 33pts. 2nd D.Bishop -29pts. Best front 9 H.Hunter - 13pts. Best back 9 C.Pepperday - 15pts. Nearest the pin - S.Cleaver. Nearest the pin in 2 - Nil. 2 ball competition winners:- D.Harwood / P.Smith / S.Lawrence. Congratulations to all the prize winners, and thanks to Cafe Uno for the post game hospitality. Next week Thursday June 12th, we are playing at Vistabella golf. 1st tee time is 09:30am. The following week Thursday 19th June we are playing at Alenda golf for the Pedro Cup. 1st tee is 10 am. Please be at the courses 1 hour prior to 1st tee time. Our AGM is now to be held at Cafe Uno on Wednesday 9th July at 8pm. Food will be provided by Proprietors Pete and Lisa. By Steve Lawrence

Last Wednesday Bonalda was the venue for the society’s fortnightly game of golf. The golf course in general was in good condition with the greens being in fine fettle but deceptively slow resulting in more than a few putts falling a fraction too short of the hole. The weather was perfect with bright sunshine and no wind which made for ideal playing conditions. The attendance was a bit lower than normal and in consequence there was only one division with the high and low handicappers all competing against one another for a share of the spoils. The winner, from the “home of golf” Bonny Scotland was Gordon McGregor who didn’t think he had played that well. He played better than the rest though and came in with 30 points. He was closely followed in second place on 29 points on C/B by Roy Westlake with the ever consistent David McSweeney in third place on 29 points again on

C/B. The “Roy” for the most shots played went to our Chairman Victor Dew who had one of those days when things just didn’t go right. Nearest the Pin winners were Rod Day, Tony White, John Mills and Sheila McSweeney. In the annual knock-out competition Stormin Norman Lewis beat Tony White, in a close fought encounter, to advance to the semi-finals. After the game the players returned to the Quesada Country Club for the presentations and a tasty hot and a cold buffet kindly laid on by mine hosts Dave and Anita. The next game is at Font De LLop on Wednesday 18 June. Anyone in the Quesada area looking to join a very friendly golf society and play golf once a fortnight at a wide variety of courses at very reasonable cost, should contact the membership secretary Les Pancott on 966716723.

CLARKE’S BAR GOLF SOCIETY This week we returned to the Seve designed course at Peraleja on an overcast warm and relatively still day. The course was in its usual condition although the greens were a little slower than normal but were true and receptive, there was also considerable activity on the fairways from the green staff as they try to repair the bare areas. The scores were good overall with over half the field breaking 30 points again, results were:

Nearest the pin on hole 9 was Dave Adams Nearest the pin on hole 16 was Tommy Clarke Nearest the par 4 11th in 2 was Rab McCann Longest Drive on hole 18 was Charlie Rodgers Winner with 40 points was Chris Flint Runner up with 39 points was Robert (Fagin) Wardrop (enjoy your new handicaps) Next week we are at Vistabella meet at the bar at 08:00.

EUROGOLF, LA MARQUESA 43 players took part in the June Monthly Medal on Thursday 5 June 2014 at our home course of La Marquesa. This of course is the last medal game of the current season, and players would be actively trying to better their score to improve their position in the Eclectic and the Laura Davis and Nick Faldo competitions (best score last 4 medals). The weather conditions started off very humid and warm although the wind came into play for the players playing in the final half of the draw. The results were as follows: Gold Division - 1st Tony Hitt 72 nett. 2nd Alan Venables 73 nett. 3rd Jim Weston 73 nett Silver Division - 1st Morag Turner 74 nett, 2nd Angelika Berndt 74 nett c/b, 3rd Colin Hobden 75 nett Nearest the Pins - 5th Doug Spiring (La Campana), 11th Doug Spiring (Manolos), 12th John Fairhurst (Manolos), 15th Dave Curtin (Bar Sophia), 17th Morag Turner (Lo Marabu). Thanks to our sponsors. Best Front 9: Malcolm Foskett 34 nett , Best Back 9: Dave Nicholls 34 nett WINNER OF THE MONTHLYMEDAL– TONYHITT Football Winners: All footballs were paid out. Ian Turner, Morag Turner, Dave Curtis x 2, Dave Nicholls, Frank Henry, Mary Sanderson, Debbie

Weedon & Colin Hobden. TOFF’s Results Tuesday 3rd June 2014 Overall Winner –Tony Hitt Gold Division - 1st Ian Pegg 36 points, 2nd Malcolm Foskett 36 points, 3rd Stan Low 36 points Silver - 1st Tony Hitt 40 points, 2nd Dave King 39 points, 3rd Brian Fenwick 35 points Bronze - 1st Tom Corbett 40 points, 2nd Geoff Evans 36 points, 3rd Liz Menzies 36 points Nearest Pins: 5th Brian Fenwick 15th Pino Perito, 11th Norman Wood 17th John Barraclough Best Front 9: Terry Sharley 21, Back 9: Pino Perito 19

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TMGS AT LA MARQUESA Today was a new venue for the Society and by heck, what a deal we had where the members and guests paid 40 € (50 € with buggy) which included a meal. I must say that the meal for many was the highlight and even those who surpassed their handicaps also were in full praise of the meal. I will go one stage further and say the meal was absolutely excellent and worth far more than we paid. Okay, golf time. The course has been much maligned in the past but it must be said that the work they have done and are continuing to do is paying dividends and the course was in excellent condition. The greens were as slow though and some say as slow as Colin Marsden running the 20 yard dash. Yes, they were that slow but hey, it is that time of the year when the greens are hollow tined; sadly too many expect perfect greens every week. Only two of the four NTP's were won and it was a family affair with John and Audry Mellor taking Gold and Silver pins and won a sleeve of TMGS logo Srixon Soft Feels. There was in fact a tie between John Mellor and Steve McGuiness and it was decided to award them bothwith a sleeve. Scores on the doors were fairly decent and the Best Visitor Chris Belman only needed 29 points to claim that winners slot. The Silver mob enjoyed their day and the Mellors framed again with Audrey taking 4th spot with 27 points. 2nd and 3rd places were tied with 30 points and unfortunately Colin Marsden was pushed back into 3rd by the Belfast Bandit, Ernie wilson who bitched and moaned about the course being too tight; most men like it tight, Ernie must be different. The winner of the Silver crowd was George Chapman with 31 points. The Gold lads fared better again and it needed a 31 countback for Alan Rickers to claim 4th and 3 points ahead in 3rd was Steve McGuiness on 34 points. He was 3 behind the runner-up John Mellor on 34 points and he, in turn, was 3 points behind the top scorer of the day, the Yorkshire Mafioso, Bill Starkey on 38 points. Enjoy the cut to your handicap Billy. Next week see's us at La Finca and if you fancy a game, take a look at our wesite, www.tmgs.org or call the Match Secretary on 661524101.


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SNAKES AND LADDERS OF SPANISH FOOTBALL HERCULES.....1 BARCELONA B .....2 REAL MURCIA..1 REAL MADRID B..0 Barcelona’s B team duly hammered in the

BY JOHN nails of the coffin of Hercules’ turbulent MCGREGOR four year reign in Spain’s Segunda A, with

mainly poor performances and plainly now in big trouble with debts and acrimony flying everywhere. The Alicantinos now drop down to the regional leagues of Segunda B, and will need a massive injection of cash and support to resolve their offfield problems. On it the Barca B boys soon sorted their dejected opponents out with two goals in the first half from Munir on 17 minutes and Bagnack just before the interval. Hercules responded with a consolation goal from Eldin nine minutes into the second half, but in the final analysis Spain’s 11th largest city’s team go down in bottom place, finishing three points adrift of Mirandes, Real Jaen and Real Madrid’s B team, RM Castilla: all four go down to the regional leagues. Ironically the result that put RM Castilla down was an all-important victory from one of Hercules’ main local rivals Real Murcia, who took themselves firmly into the play-offs. This comes only one season after

Los Pimentoneros getting promoted back up from 2B, and it was only in 2007/8 Murcia were in La Liga. So to win the play-offs and get back to the highest echelon of Spanish football in World Cup year would be a great achievement. The priceless only goal was scored early by Kike Garcia in the 14th minute, but with RM Castilla vainly fighting to stay in Segunda A many Murcian nails were bitten at the superb La Condomina stadium, but by the end it was home smiles all round. The play-off semi-finals will see Murcia take on Córdoba and Sporting Gijon facing Las Palmas. Barcelona B came third but as a second team are ineligible to go up to La liga, no clubs are allowed to field two teams in the same league. The play-offs will be to decide who will join Eibar and Deportivo to go up into the stratospheric La Liga, replacing Real Betis, Osasuna

CUP FINAL SUCCESS FOR MIL PALMERAS

Finally a well deserved piece of silverware came the way of Mil Palmeras Alevines in what has been a roller coaster season for the under 12's. After leading the league for a long spell from October to February a slight dip in form allowed a close top 4 to close in on the Toros towards the end of the season seeing the spirited fight of Mil Palmeras drop into the consellation playoffs. After a tough away leg in the semifinals at Rojales where the toros lost 4-3, it was back to Pilar for the home leg. After a very tight fight the first half ended goalless and it looked like Mil Palmeras would be going out at this stage, but after mountains of pressure the floodgates opened and CF Mil Palmeras ended up winning 6-0 in a rousing 2nd half display. This then set up a playoff final last Saturday in Rafal where the Toros would take on Aletico Benejuzar. Again the first half was all Toros with us guilty of missing 8 or 9 chances. But just when you thought the first half would end goalless up popped Ben Naylor with a neat finish from a goal mouth scram-

ble. Into the 2nd half and Benejuzar decided to up the ante and they now were bossing the game producing several good saves and last ditch tackles from the Toros.The pressure eventuallt told and Benejuzar equalised from a quick corner routine. This did however leave Benejuzar vulnerable to the counter, which the Toros took advantage of adding a goal from Mingus to give the Toros back the advantage. Late on with Benejuzar throwing men forward it left Mil Palmeras lots of space to create goal of the game from Luke Naylor. Final Score Mil Palmeras 3-1 Benejuzar. Well deserved silverware for a club punching well above their weight again. For more information on joining CF Mil Palmeras Toros or to take part in their upcoming summercamp call 619 700 439 / 622 295 186 or email us at cfmilpalmeras.co.uk or visit the website www.cfmilpalmeras.co.uk.

Real Murcia travel to Cordoba for the 1st leg of their play off semi on Wednesday. The return leg is at the the superb La Condomina next Sunday.

and Valladolid who are all relegated. By the end of a hugely eventful season Elche managed to stay just above the relegation zone in 16th place in their first season back in La Liga after 26 years. Will Real Murcia join them?

HUB SPORTS BAR GOLF SOCIETY VILLAMARTIN The 50 minute journey to the testing Hacienda Del Alamo is always a worthwhile trip. The 7,390 yard course is not everyone´s cup of tea, but this was the Hub Society´s second visit of the season to this excellent layout. Caddy master Lee Harrington is always informative, welcoming and prepared to resolve any matters needing attention on arrival. Regular sponsors PJ´s Rentacars were this time joined by the exuberant Geordie Graeme Jackson, a regular with the Hubbers and someone with a fondness for holding court to any prepared to listen. That said, the popular Geordie made a generous donation for prizes, which included a special prize for nearest the pin on the 220 yard par three, fifteenth. Several players made the fifteenth green, but guess who was closest at 6 feet, none other than Mr. Jackson, apparently with a 6 iron, yeh really! Top prizes went to both Hub proprietors Cam McHardy and Simon Williams just two points ahead of his business partner. Both will suffer handicap cuts, despite not achieving their handicap schedule, due to a change of rules determining all three podium finishes are cut regardless of score. A little harsh maybe, but a guarantee of prizes being distributed to as many as possible. Jackson was only pushed back into third place by countback and will now have to resign himself to a handicap never before been seen. Anyone interested in joining the Hubbers events, which mainly occur on a Sunday, should pop into the Hub at Villamartin and

leave their email for a complete list of 2014 events. N.T.P´s: Hole 5 Kenny MacPherson PJ´s Rentacars Hole 8 Kenny MacPherson Hole 10 Dave Cranston Hole 15 Graeme Jackson Best Guests:1st Dave Stock 2nd Paul Aston Grand Prix: 1st Simon Williams 34 pts, 2nd Cam McHardy 32 pts 3rd Graeme Jackson 32pts Picture shows Simon Williams (left) and Graeme Jackson

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