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Piqué becomes Tourist figures up for first time in 18 months new face of Mango fashion 2.66 MILLION FOREIGN tourists visisted Spain in January, a 4.7% year on year increase and the first increase for 18 months. According to data provided by the Ministry of Industry, 119,000 more foreign tourists visited Spain last month than in January 2010. The biggest group were still Britons, accounting for 500,619 of the tourists, even though there were in fact 5.3% fewer of them compared with the previous year. The second and third largest groups, from Germany and France, increased by 5.5% and 0.6% respectively compared with the same period in 2010. The number of Italian tourists was also significantly up, showing a 36.1% increase, a rise that benefitted Catalunya and Madrid in particular. The area of Spain that saw the biggest increase in international tourism was the Comunidad Valenciana, which

received 20% more visitors last month compared with January 2010, clocking up a total of 257,968 foreign tourists altogether. Nevertheless, the region that continues to attract the most foreign tourists is the Canary Islands, which was the destination of choice for 866,476 foreign visitors in the first month of 2011, representing a year on year increase of 8.8%. As far as methods of transport were concerned, the airports saw 5.3% more arrivals that in January last year, whereas arrivals by road also went up by 1.9%. In terms of accommodation, hotel occupation actually dropped

0.8%, and non-hotel accommodation went up by 14%, an increase spread across the whole sector, but especially rented accommodation in the Canary Islands. In terms of bookings, there was a 9.3% increase in the number of tourists not booking a package holiday, whilst the number who did opt for a package holiday dropped by 5.1%.

Mediterranean Sea rising at twice the rate seen in the 20th century BARCELONA PLAYER Gerard Piqué has been signed as the new face of Mango's men's fashion line H.E. for the 2011 Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter seasons. According to a press release from the high street fashion store, the young footballer's success and professionalism were the values that made Mango eager to sign the Spain & Barça star, who was a member of the 2010 World Cup winning team in South Africa. The press release added that Gerard Piqué was the perfect embodiment of the type of man the brand wants to dress: young, with bags of personality, carefree and with his own style. This latest signing by the men's fashion brand, which has hitherto only used models for its campaigns, brings it more in line with the group strategy of using wellknown faces to front their ad campaigns.

THE MEDITERRANEAN sea rose at a rate of 1.5mm a year during the 20th century, a total rise of between 15 and 20 centimetres over the past 100 years, but this rate has already been doubled during the first decade of the 21st century, according to a new study by the Spanish Institute of Oceanography. Between the 1960s and the mid-1990s the sea "did not rise much", but from then on "began to rise very sharply", explained Manuel Vargas Yáñez, co-author of the second edition of "Climate Change in the Spanish Mediterranean" at a press conference today. This 15-20cm rise over the past century "could become problematic for some Pacific

islands", and if this is added to the 35 centimetres it will rise over the course of the current century, if it maintains the current rhythm, "the figure could be as high as half a metre". However, there are fears that the current rhythm will not be maintained, but rather exceeded, depending as it does on many factors including the emission of greenhouse gases "which is increasing, not coming down". There is a possibility that the sea will rise 60cm this century, which, added to the rise seen over the last 100 years, would see "many densely-populated coastal areas suffer tremendous losses", and see natural phenomena like hurricanes and storms having much more devastating effects.

Juan Muñoz sculpture sold for 3.6 million euros in London "CONVERSATION PIECE" by the Spanish sculptor Juan Muñoz, who died in August 2001, became the artist's most expensive piece of work when it was sold in a contemporary art auction held at Sotheby's in London. The piece, comprising two bronze figures, sold for 3 million pounds (3.6 million euros), a record for the Madrid-born sculptor's work, according to a statement from Sotheby's. "Conversation Piece" is one of two works with the same title forming part of one of the sculptor's bestknown series, and came from a private European collection. The first one, which reached a record price for a Muñoz piece, far exceeded Sotheby's initial estimate of between 800,000 and 1.2 million pounds (between 935,000 and 1.4 million euros) and the auction room burst into applause when the hammer finally fell on the sale. Sotheby's have not provided any details about the successful bidder. The second piece, with the same title but cast in polyester resin and representing three characters chatting together, was sold for 937,000 pounds (1.1 million euros).

Another of the outstanding works offered by Sotheby's was "Nine Multicoloured Marilyns" (acrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas), from the series "Reversal" by Andy Warhol, depicting the face of the legendary actress Marilyn Monroe nine times over. It sold for 3.2 million pounds (3.8 million euros).

The factors that influence the rise in sea levels are the increasing temperature of the water (which expands and takes up more space), atmospheric pressure and the increase in water volume, due in part to melting ice caps. The salinity of the Mediterranean has also increased due to a drop in precipitation, a greater degree of evaporation, and human factors, like the building of reservoirs, which reduce the amount of fresh water that runs to the sea from the rivers. "What happens in the future will depend both on the laws of Nature and human behaviour", Vargas added.

Exports grew 10.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010 EXPORTS OF GOODS and services from Spain increased from 9.4% to 10.5% in the fourth quarter of 2010, while imports also increased although to a lesser degree, going from 5 to 5.3%, according to data published by the National Institute of Statistics (INE). The INE confirmed that the Spanish economy grew 0.2% between October and December, after a period of stagnation in the previous quarter, but fell 0.1% in the whole of 2010. The good performance of exports and imports meant that the contribution of net external demand to the Spanish quarterly GDP increased by three-tenths from 0.9 to 1.2 points.

Employment in the fourth quarter fell 1.4%, which represented a reduction of more than 238,000 full-time jobs in a year. Domestic consumer demand also fell by a tenth, from 0.7 to 0.6 points. In addition, manufacturing growth slowed by three-tenths from 1.7 to 1.4%, and energy industries increased their growth to 6.6%, two points more than in the previous quarter. The gross value of construction fell eight tenths, from 6.6 to 5.8%, although the INE said that it is still the sector with the biggest decreases in the macroeconomic picture.

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Business creation on Discrimination stops working mothers in Spain the up in Spain from having more kids THE DIFFICULTY OF JUGGLING work and family life has placed Spain among the countries with the worst employment discrimination record against working mothers. 85% of working mothers in Spain choose not to have another child for fear of being discriminated against in the workplace. This is one of the conclusions of a study by the "Acción Familiar" foundation, which has been published in a new book - "Women and Equal Treatment. Analysis of motherhood in the European Union" - which will be presented tomorrow in Madrid and compares data on motherhood in Spain with other EU countries. The study, based on data from the National Insitute of Statistics Institute (INE) and Eurostat, claims that 51% of working women have no children and most of them cite difficulties in juggling work and family life as the main reason for being childless. The author of the book, María Teresa López, explained that one of the main reasons for working women in Spain not to have children is the fact that working hours are "too rigid and too long", and are hard to coordinate with school hours. In addition, the women surveyed said they were "afraid of losing their jobs" because, according to López, "the announcement of a pregnancy may well be seen as a problem for the company." The tendency for women to leave the labour market as the number of children increases is present in all European Union countries, but the study reveals that it is higher in Spain. Thus, the employment rates of women with large families

THE NUMBER OF COMPANIES created in Spain increased by 2.2 percent in 2010, after three consecutive years of decline. The number of companies started up in 2010 totalled 79,963, 2.2% more than in 2009, representing the first increase after three years of continual decline. According to data published recently by the National Institute of Statistics however, 2010 also saw 18,467 companies dissolved, 6% more than in 2009. The subscribed capital for the newly founded companies reached almost 7.999 million euros, 66.9% higher than the previous year. In addition, the average subscribed capital per company was 100,033 euros, a 63.2% rise on 2009. As for the 18,467 companies

(three or more children) in Spain are "much lower" than in other EU countries. 49% of Spanish women who work do not have children, 27% have one child, 20% two and only 4% have three or more. According to López, Spain is "among the lowest positions in the European Union in terms of levels of protection" for working mothers, along with Portugal and Greece. By contrast, "Norway, Finland and Denmark give support to mothers, because they consider it necessary for economic growth," a role model López supports. Paid maternity leave in these countries last for up to a year, compared with 16 weeks in Spain, and part-time contracts for the first years of the child's life are much more frequent. In Spain, protection policies are "virtually nonexistent," said Lopez, who has made an appeal to extend maternity leave.

Egypt encourages Spanish tourists EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR for Spain is encouraging Spanish tourists to travel to the country now that the riots have calmed down in Cairo and other cities. Ayman Abdulsamie Zaineldin says that following Hosni Mubarak’s having stood down, the ‘democratic transition’ will mean ‘more stability and transparency’. To this end, he is also encouraging Spanish firms to continue to invest in Egypt.

“The situation in Egypt is safe, and secure, one hundred per cent,” assures Zaineldin. The Pyramids have finally reopened to tourists, as have other major attractions, having been closed since January 28 because of the protests in the street. However, Spain’s minister of foreign affairs still advises against all nonessential travel to Egypt.

Zaineldin says he hopes the foreign office will soon relax its stance with Egypt, the way it has with Tunisia.

dissolved, 75.7% did so voluntarily, 11.1% merged with other companies and 13.2% were wound up for other reasons.

Spain lowers motorway speed limit to conserve fuel THE GOVERNMENT announced new rules that will see the top speed on Spanish motorways reduced from 120kmph to 110 kmph. The government made the announcement in reaction to rising oil prices and lower supply due to the current unrest in Libya. Libya supplies roughly 13 per cent of Spain's oil needs, and its output has been drastically curtailed this week as widespread protests against the government continue. Deputy Prime Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba said Spain's energy supply is

not in danger, despite shutdowns by oil companies operating in Libya, but the national energy bill will rise significantly because of the higher petroleum prices. The rules, set to take effect on March 7th, will be accompanied by other measures designed to cut fuel consumption. They include a 5% drop in commuter and middle-distance passenger train fares and a requirement that commercially sold gasoline contain at least 7% biofuel, up from the current 5.8% requirement. A typical engine consumes roughly 15% less petrol when a car reduces its speed by 10kmph.

Avatar, most popular film of 2010 JAMES CAMERON'S "Avatar" was the most popular film of 2010 with total takings of 52 million euros and more than 620,000 viewers, according to a report by the Federation of Cinemas in Spain (FECE). Behind "Avatar" came "Toy Story 3" (24 million euros), "Alice in Wonderland " (22.5 million), "Eclipse" (19 million), "Origin" (17 million), Shrek, Happily Ever After "(15.5)," Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows "(13),"Clash of the Titans "(12)," Gru, my favorite villain "(10.5 ) and "Sherlock Holmes" (10). The most popular Spanish films were "Los ojos de Julia" (6.5 million), "Que se mueran los feos" (6.6), "Celda 211" (3.8) and "Lope" (3.5).

One in three Spanish residents will be aged over 80 within four decades NEARLY A QUARTER of all people living in Spain will be over State retirement age within 20 years, if current demographic trends continues, according to a recent survey. The Fundación General del CSIC says that by 2031, a total of 23 per cent of Spain’s population will be aged 65 and over. And by 2050, 30 per cent of the population will be aged over 80, whilst around 13 million will be over 65. They say this is a global trend, but Spain it is particularly accentuated. Regions with the highest proportion of elderly residents will include Galicia, Asturias and Castilla-León. The ageing population is largely due to a fall in birthrate, due to the impossibility, in many cases, of couples having more than one child or, in some cases, any children

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Barcelona voted Europe's Ryanair, Vueling and best football team for first Iberia: Most complained- decade of 21st century about airlines RYANAIR, VUELING AND IBERIA are the top three airlines with the most complaints about them, says consumer group FACUA. Most of these relate to hidden costs when booking, including the costs increasing for essential add-ons, such as paying by debit or credit card – the only possible payment method when booking online – and anything up to 35 euros each way simply to check in a suitcase. Other times, automatically-ticked boxes commit customers to purchasing food, insurance, or even making charity donations without their realising. Customers also complain about these airlines refusing to meet their legal obligations to pay between 125 and 600 euros in the event of long delays or cancellations, in respect of food and drink and, where necessary, accommodation. In most cases, airlines fail to inform passengers of their rights to this money, despite their being obliged to pay it under European law. A recent court ruling found that Ryanair is not legally able to oblige its passengers to print their own boarding passes from home

or to charge them 40 euros per trip if they fail to do so. However, a representative from the company said Ryanair did not agree with the court ruling and would continue to do this, and would at their discretion refuse to allow passengers to board if they did not print their own boarding passes. Ryanair has now tightened its handluggage checks and all passengers must place their bag in the rack provided to prove that it fits. Newspapers and books must be carried inside hand-luggage bags, as must all airside purchases – a factor that could have serious economic consequences for shops in departure lounges.

BARCELONA HAS BEEN named as the best team of the first decade of the 21st century by the International Federation of Football History and Statistics (IFFHS). After a spectacularly successful 2010, the Catalan side snatched first place from Manchester United, who dropped down into second place ahead of fellow English sides Liverpool and Arsenal, in third and fourth places respectively. Real Madrid, voted best European side of the 20th century, sits in eighth place for this first decade of the

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12. Valencia (ESP) 1.919,0 13. Juventus (ITA) 1.894,0 14. Oporto (POR) 1.873,0 15. Celtic Glasgow (SCO) 1.764,0 Other Spanish clubs: 18. Sevilla (ESP) 1.667,0 23. Villarreal (ESP) 1.562,0 31. Deportivo de La Coruña (ESP) 1.495,0 51. Atlético de Madrid (ESP) 1.214,0 70. Espanyol (ESP) 1.030,0 76. Mallorca (ESP) 991,0 78. Athletic (ESP) 988,0 82. Osasuna (ESP) 958,0 97. Zaragoza (ESP) 898,0

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Spain heads list of personal data abuse on the internet SPAIN IS STATISTICALLY the country with the most incidences of abuse of personal information on the internet, along with Bulgaria, confirms research by Eurostat. Data such as users' names, postal and email addresses, and videos uploaded have been used for other, unofficial purposes in seven per cent of cases in both countries, compared to the EU average of four per cent, and Italy and Holland's six per cent, in the past year. Eurostat also examined cases of identity theft, and financial losses sustained from spam emails leading users to fake websites requesting their personal data, or from unauthorised on-line debit and credit card payments. Latvia and the UK saw a total of seven per cent of users affected in this way, whilst five per cent of Maltese and Austrian surfers had suffered such frauds. Spain's total was four per cent, higher than the EU average of three per cent. A third of internet users in the EU as a whole, and also in Spain, had found their computers to be affected with a virus of some description via the internet – a figure that rose to half in Malta and Slovakia and 58 per cent in Bulgaria. In Europe overall, an average of 84 per cent of surfers have some kind of anti-virus

protection, a figure which is mirrored in Spain, although in Holland, this rose to 96 per cent and in Finland, Malta and Luxembourg, 91 per cent. Only 14 per cent of homes use parental control programmes, falling to 13 per cent in Spain, and around a quarter in the UK, Denmark, France, Austria, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Finland, with between five and 10 per cent of parents saying their children had accessed websites unsuitable for minors or made contact with potentially dangerous people on line. Eurostat stresses that the above figures relate only to cases actually detected, but the real percentages could be much higher.

Spain's wealthiest owe an average of four million euros to the tax office

Picasso painting fetches 29.7 million euros at Sotheby's A PICASSO PAINTING has been auctioned off in London for a grand total of 29.7 million euros. The picture, La Lecture, was inspired by the artist's lover and muse, Marie Thérèse Walter. Sotheby's had valued it at between 12 and 18 million pounds (14 to 21 million euros). In the end, the masterpiece, which was painted in 1932, sold for 25 million pounds during an auction of a total of 42 of Picasso's and other surrealist artists' original works. Marie Thérèse was just 17 when she met Picasso in 1927. He approached her at the entrance to a metro station in Paris, where she was sitting

Barcelona's pollution levels are 'dangerous' BARCELONA IS SAID to have five major pollution blackspots due to its high volume of traffic, with smog levels being way beyond the safe limits set by the UN. Potentially deadly levels of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) are found near the main station, Sants; on the heavily-frequented shopping street, Passeig de Gràcia; in the Poblenou area, which is about a 10-minute walk from the beach and a popular area for holiday apartments, and the Sant Gervasi district. Barcelona city council has announced 70 different measures to cut pollution, which has seen a rise in the number of cases of asthma and other respiratory illnesses. They include reducing traffic and other pollution-generating factors by 55 per cent within the next 10 years, and encouraging use of bicycles. They also say that the speed limit on the main roads should be kept to 80

MOST OF SPAIN'S richest residents are found to owe an average of four million euros in taxes when they are investigated by Hacienda. Representatives from the ministry of tax say they carried out 500 inspections on people and companies with an annual turnover of more than 100 million euros, and found that most of them owed money. The average sum was four million euros apiece. Last year alone, Hacienda managed to claw back over 10,000 million euros through tax fraud investigations. In the past five years, they have recovered in excess of 45,600 million euros. The tax office refuted suggestions that it was intensifying its inspection efforts in order to claw back more money due to the recession, and claim that taxpayers' debts had simply increased.

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smoke,” he states. “If we're going to carry on in that vein, we'll end up banning films where actors are seen smoking. We'll end up cutting scenes from Humphrey Bogart films because he's got a cigarette in his hand.” He adds: “We have no intentions of promoting cigarettes by putting on the musical.” Hair is based in New York in the mid-1960s and tells the story of a group of hippies who find their values clashing with those of North American society during the time of the Vietnam war. It was launched in Barcelona's Apolo Theatre on December 22, before the recent anti-smoking law came into effect.

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kilometres per hour, rather than the government's proposed 100 or 120 kilometre limit. Experts have warned people not to carry out any physical exercise in areas of high air pollution if they cannot avoid being there, and to keep babies, the elderly and the chronically-ill away from contamination hotspots.

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Producers of musical face fine for cast smoking BARCELONA HEALTH AUTHORITIES have threatened to sue the producers of the musical Hair because of the cast smoking on stage. But those responsible for putting on the live show in the city say the actors are not smoking tobacco, but cigarettes made from basil, mint leaves and dried walnuttree leaves. However, the local government remains firm in its stance, because it says the scenes promote smoking. Director Roger Peña calls it 'ridiculous'. “Yes, the actors are smoking, but only herbs, and it's because the musical takes place during the hippie era when people did used to

on a bench, having fallen asleep over her book. Picasso continued his relationship with her in secret, even whilst he was married to Olga Khoklova, a member of the Russian Ballet.

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All buildings over 40 years old to be inspected SPAIN'S MINISTRY of public works has announced a new law which will make it compulsory for all buildings – including residential homes – over 40 years old to be inspected. It is not clear who will carry out the inspections or who will pay the costs of this. Councils will be given funding for renovating old buildings, although no mention has yet been made publicly as to whether this will be available to residential property owners, or whether they will be obliged to pay part of the costs of reforming their homes. The new law will apply to all towns of more than 25,000 inhabitants. It will also include studies of energy efficiency in these properties.

Economy minister promises 50,000100,000 new jobs this year THE ECONOMY minister, Elena Salgado, announced that between 50,000 and 100,000 jobs would be created in Spain in the second half of 2011. At the same time she acknowledged that this figure was "small" and that the unemployment figures released recently are "bad". (The number of people out of work went up by 130,930 in January, reaching a new high of 4,231,003.) In an interview with Onda Cero, Salgado emphasised the fact that January is the "worst" month of the year in terms of employment, and defended measures introduced by the government both in regard to pensions and to labour market reform. Salgado confirmed that some

points of the labour reform bill were still being negotiated and added that businessmen and trade unions needed to reach an agreement before March, when the agreed period of collective negotiation runs out. She also made it clear that both businesses and trade unions were conscious of the consequences of the recession and of the need to "increase competitivity". With regard to the savings banks reform, Salgado explained that the philosophy is to reduce 45 to 17 and then strengthen them. Savings banks that don't have sufficient capital come

September, the deadline for reform, will have to request public funds by issuing shares.

One in four drivers affected by eyesight problems ONE IN FOUR drivers in Spain (some six million people) have at least one problem with their eyesight, which affects their safety and the safety of others on the roads. This is the main conclusion of a study carried out on over 1000 drivers between June and September last year by the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, in collaboration with the RACC and the association Visión y Vida. As a result of the study's findings, Lluís Puerto, head of Road Safety for the RACC has recommended an overhaul of the eye test that forms part of the driving licence examination. The results of the study show that 4% of drivers (more than a million people)

lack visual acuity at long distance (the ability to perceive details), registering values under 0.5, which is the legal limit for holding a driving licence. 58.4% registered values under 0.8 (normal vision), probably due to an incorrect prescription for their glasses or lenses. A lack of visual acuity makes it harder to read signs in time, or confusion between similar signs, as well as a tendency to miss details that affect road safety (pedestrians, cyclists). In 4% of drivers the binocular vision (area we can see clearly) was below 80º, when the norm is 120º, a factor that affects peripheral vision. 2% of drivers are affected by dazzling at night, but this percentage rises to 75% in drivers over

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he gorgeous Ms. Kylie Minogue is bringing her 'Aphrodite - Les Folies Tour 2011' to Barcelona on the 12th March and it looks from the video clips a show not to be missed! The pint-sized pop star will be shaking her tush in front of thousands of adoring fans in Barcelona in what promises to be an incredible show and grander than anything that you may have seen before. The show will be moved throughout Europe by a crew of over 100 personnel in a fleet of 25 trucks and the stage designs include a totally unique SPLASH ZONE within the stage itself, and experience some of the action in 4D.

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ouge your knees and roll your stockings down, we are going to Chicago this month. Well not actually the windy city in the good 'ol US of A, this is the Spanish version of a musical that has proved so popular in major cities all over the world. The cast are currently touring Spain and are stopping off at Valencia from the 10th March until 17th April and will be appearing at the Teatro Principal before going on to Santander. There is talk of a stopover in Altea, Alicante sometime soon but no news as yet. For tickets which start at around 21 euros go to www.chicagoelmusical.es. Be aware it is all in Spanish but who cares, get out there and learn the lingo!

dele received a Brit award at age 19 and was nominated for 2 Grammys at age 20. She has worked with artists such as Johnny Cash, Jay Z, the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Amy Winehouse and Kate Nash. Her first album '18' went to number 1 in the UK and she has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Quite an achievement for someone so young. At the beginning of April Adele will be appearing in both Barcelona and Madrid so book early to avoid disappointment.

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ppearing in the Sala El loco in Valencia on the 10th March is Joan as Police Woman. Born Joan Waser in Biddeford Maine, she began her career playing the violin with the Dambuilders and then formed a band called Black Beetle. In 2002 she created her new band, Joan as Police Woman, in New York City and was signed up with British indie label, Reveal Records in 2005. A little snippet of information here. Joan was the boyfriend of musician Jeff Buckley who drowned accidently in Memphis in May 1997, his cover version of the song Hallelujah was ranked number 259 on Rolling Stone's 'The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.' ADVERTISING 96 270 8087 thinkS SPAIN.com/guide

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aylor Swift was ranked in Forbes during 2009 as the 69th-most powerful celebrity with earnings of $18 million and in 2010 she came in at number 12 with $45 million. She has won Grammy Awards and as of December 2010 she had sold over 16 million albums worldwide. Not bad for someone who is only 21! Catch her in concert on the 19th March in Madrid. Let's hope Kayne West doesn't pop up anywhere to ruin it!

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avid Knopfler was born in Glasgow and with his brother, Mark, founded the rock band, Dire Straits. He appeared on the first two albums that were released and played rhythm guitar alongside his brother who was lead guitar in the band. David has released several of his own albums since splitting with Dire Straits before the release of their most popular album 'Brother in Arms.' This month David will finish his tour of Spain in Valencia on March 4th, known as the Electric Guitar Tour, after completing sell out tours in both Germany and Belgium. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster and at priced at around 30â‚Ź.


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overs of hip hop, throw your hands up in the air because we’re going to party over there! Well in Valencia to be specific. The Ambivalencia festival is running for a second year from the 12th March at midday and finishes at around 6am on the 13th March. There’s plenty to see and do including exhibitions of graffiti, skateboarding, art, dance and loads of music. The line up includes:GRANDMASTER FLASH Originally from Barbados, Grandmaster Flash (Joseph Saddler) migrated to the United States and grew up in the Bronx, New York. At school he learnt how to repair electrical equipment and as a child became fascinated in his father’s music collection of Caribbean and black American music. After finishing high school Saddler became involved in the New York DJ scene after developing and mastering the techniques of Backspin, Punch Phrasing and Scratching in his bedroom. He went on to sign with Enjoy Records in 1979 with his group Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, releasing numerous singles. Saddler has his own clothing line ‘G.Phyre’ and appears as a playable character in the video game DJ Hero.

DE LA SOUL The American hip hop trio formed back in 1987 in New York and is best known for quirky lyrics and the evolution of jazz rap. Their debut album, 3 Feet High and Rising, is considered a masterpiece in the hip hop world and was the band’s biggest commercial success to date. A huge hit that many of the fans will remember is ‘Me, Myself and I. Catch them in Valencia for the festival.

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Friday 4th March

AFRIKA BAMBAATAA An American DJ from South Bronx, York and is one of the three originators of break-beat deejaying, Afrika is responsible for spreading hip hop culture throughout the world and in 2007 he was nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For tickets visit Carrefour or Ticketmaster, currently priced at €35 or buy one on the day for €45.

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ore Indie music this month in the form of The Go! Team who are appearing at Miiror in Valencia on the 30th March 22.00. Originating from Brighton, UK the six piece band combine indie rock and garage rock with a scatterig of hip hop, Bollywood and double dutch chants. If that makes any sense to you at all! The band have previously been nominated for a Mercury Music Award and have done many radio and tv appearances. See them in Valencia during March.

19:30 OPENING OF THE IV GASTRONOMIC FESTIVAL IN BENISSA 20:00pm-23:00pm . Food tasting. Working tools exhibition for the preparation of traditional artisan sausages in Benissa

Saturday 5th March

11:00am-16:00hpm Food tasting. 13:00 h-14: 00h. Wine tasting with sausages pairing demostrated by Ana Bertomeu . AgroXaló, SL and SL Bodegas Mediterranean. Lecture and Tasting 19:00pm-23:00hpm Food tasting 20:00pm. Free tasting in the tasting room. Tasting of beers made by Grupo Mahou.

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10:00am-14:00pm XI "Benissa Wine Contest". In the tasting room. Information and Inscription in the Creama Benissa (965732100) 11:00am-17:00pm. Working tools exhibition for the preparatuion of traditional artisan sausages in Benissa

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FALLAS What’s On and Where

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1 March 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 2 March 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 5:30pm. Children's ninot parade: Glorieta Calle La Paz - San Vicente Plaza del Ayuntamiento - Marqués de Sotelo - Calle Jativa. 8 March 2pm. Mascleta ( Ayuntamiento). 6pm. Mascleta (Las Arenas Beach). 10:30pm. Ninot Parade (Route: Calle Jativa Marqués de Sotelo - Maria Cristina - Ayuntamiento - Marques de Sotelo - Jativa). Firework display. 11 March 2pm. Mascleta ( Ayuntamiento). 12 March 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 13 March 2pm. Mascleta ( Ayuntamiento). 14 March 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 6pm. Closing ceremony of the Ninot Infantil Exhibition. 15 March 8am. Setting up (la Planta) of all the children’s fallas. 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 6pm. Closing ceremony Ninot Exhibition. 12pm. Setting up (la Planta) of Fallas. 1:30am. Firework display (Paseo de la Alameda). 16 March 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 4:30pm. Children’s Fallas Award Ceremony. 10:30pm. Cabalgata Folklórica (procession). 1:30am. Firework display (Paseo de la Alameda). 17 March 9:30am. Fallas Award Ceremony. 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento).

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Up until 6th March: "El Ninot" Exhibition. At Art centre "l'Estació".

6th March 2.00 p.m: "Mascletà" (Firecrackers Festival) in honour of Falla Oeste, at Valgamediós Square. 13th March 5.30 p.m: "GLOBOTÀ" FOR THE CHILDREN (Balloon festival) At Marqués de Campo Street. 15th March First Day "plantà" (setting up) of the Fallas 9.00 p.m: Nit d'albades (popular songs) to the "Falleras Mayores de Dénia" and "Falleras Mayores" of the different Fallas. In this order: FF. MM. de Dénia -La Via (Street), Falla Darrere del Castell, Falla Campaments, Falla Oeste, Falla Camp Roig, Falla París-Pedrera, Falla Saladar,Falla Diana, Falla Port-Rotes, Falla Baix la Mar, Falla Centro, Falla Les Roques. 16th March Second Day "plantà" (setting up) of the Fallas 11.30 p.m: "Plantà" (setting up) of the Town Council Falla at La Vía Street. Chocolate, "Churros" y "Buñuelos" (fritter/donoughts) will be offered to all visitors. 17th March 10.00 a.m: Parade (different districts). 1.00 p.m: Awards ceremony for "Fallas Infantiles 2011" (children Fallas) in all participating sections. 2.00 p.m: Mascleta 7.00 p.m: "Mascletà Railway Station Parking. 8.00 p.m: Awards ceremony for Fallas 2011 in all participating sections. Place: La Vía Street. 18th March 10 a.m: Parade (different districts). 2.00 p.m: Mascleta in all districts. 7.30 p.m: Music bands concert at La Vía Street.

16:00pm. Floral offering to Virgen de los Desamparados (Our Lady of the Forsaken). 1:30am. Firework display (Paseo de la Alameda). 18 March 11am. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 12pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). Tribute to Maestro Serrano (Avenida Reino de Valencia). 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 16pm. Floral offering to Virgen de los Desamparados (Our Lady of the Forsaken). 2:00am. Firework display (Paseo de la Alameda). 19 March 11am. Floral offering to St. Joseph (St. Joseph Bridge). 12pm. Solemn Mass to honour St Joseph the Patriarch (The Cathedral). 2pm. Mascleta (Ayuntamiento). 19pm. Procession of Fire (from Calle Ruzafa, Calle Colon, to end in Porta de la Mar). 22pm. Crema (Burning) children’s Fallas. 22:30pm. Crema (Burning) of the children’s Falla awarded first prize in the Special Section. 23pm. Crema (Burning) of the Plaza del Ayuntamiento children’s Falla. 00am. Crema (Burning) of all the Fallas of Valencia. 00:30am. Crema (Burning) of the Falla awarded first prize in the Special Section. 1am. Firework display (Ayuntamiento).

9.30 p.m: Mascletà Railway Station Parking 11.00 p.m: Music festival. At Fallas Districts. 19th March Saint Joseph Day 10 a.m: Parade (different districts). 11 a.m: Mass in honour of Saint JosephAsunción Church. 11.30 a.m: Flower offering to Virgen de los Desamparados). Marqués de Campo Street, Diana Street, Magallanes Street, Convento Square. 2.00 p.m: "Mascletades" (Firecrackers festival) 5.00 p.m: Parade to the different Fallas Districts. 9.00 p.m: "Mascletà" Railway Station Parking. CREMÀ (Burning) of the Children Fallas 1st Section Children´s Fallas: 9.00 p.m: Burning of all the childrens’ Fallas except 1st prize. 9.30 p.m: Burning of the 1st prize. Special Section Children´s Fallas: 10.00 p.m: Burning of all the childrens’ Fallas except 1st prize. 22.30 h: Burning of the 1st prize. CREMÀ (Burning) of the Fallas 00 a.m: Nit del foc (fireworks) and Cremà of the Town Hall Falla. 1st Section Fallas: 00.15 a.m: Burning of the 7th and 6th prize. 00.30 a.m: Burning of the 5th and 4th prize. 01 a.m: Burning of the 3rd and 2nd prize. 01.15 a.m: Burning of the 1st prize. Special Section Fallas 01.30 a.m: Burning of the 4th, 3rd and 2nd prize. 02 a.m: Burning of the 1st prize.


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Those in Peril - Wilbur Smith

Hazel Bannock is the heir to the Bannock Oil Corp, one of the major oil producers with global reach. While cruising in the Indian Ocean, Hazel's private yacht is hijacked by African pirates. Hazel is not on board at the time, but her nineteen year old daughter, Cayla, is kidnapped and held to ransom. The pirates demand a crippling twenty billion dollar ransom for her release. Complicated political and diplomatic considerations render the civilized major powers incapable of intervening. When Hazel is given evidence of the horrific torture which Cayla is being subjected to, she calls on Hector Cross to help her rescue her daughter. Hector is the owner and operator of Cross Bow Security, the company which is contracted to Bannock Oil to provide all their security. He is a formidable fighting man. Between them Hazel and Hector are determined to take the law into their own hands.

The Postmistress Sarah Blake

It is 1940, and bombs fall nightly on London. In the thick of the chaos is young American radio reporter Frankie Bard. She huddles close to terrified strangers in underground shelters, and later broadcasts stories about survivors in rubble-strewn streets. But for her listeners, the war is far from home. Listening to Frankie are Iris James, a Cape Cod postmistress, and Emma Fitch, a doctor's wife. Iris hears the winds stirring and knows that soon the letters she delivers will bear messages of hope or tragedy. Emma is desperate for news of London, where her husband is working - she counts the days until his return. But one night in London the fates of all three women entwine when Frankie finds a letter - a letter she vows to deliver . . .

NEW RELEASES - MUSIC All You Need Is Now - Duran Duran

The long-awaited album from those ‘80s favourites Duran Duran has already been proclaimed a triumph by fans and critics alike. Produced by Grammy Award-winner Mark Ronson (Adele, Amy Winehouse, Kaiser Chiefs, Lily Allen) and mixed by Spike Stent (Madonna, Björk, No Doubt), it features guest vocals/rap from longtime Duran Duran pal Ana Matronic aka the Scissor Sisters and R&B superstar Kelis. ALL YOU NEED IS NOW is the must-have album for all Durany fans!

Femme Fatale - Britney Spears

'Femme Fatale' is the seventh studio album from Mississippi-born pop superstar Britney Spears, following up 2008's 'Circus'. Reinventing herself, Britney Spears shows she can remain relevant over a decade since her debut.

When Hairy Bikers, Si and Dave, toured the country in search of ordinary Mums and their families' favourite recipes, they had no idea they would unearth such a wealth of talent, tradition and nostalgia. So began their search for the dishes we love best. This beautiful cookbook brings together over 100 of the nation's favourite recipes from the second series of BBC2's MUMS KNOW BEST. It includes Si and Dave's personal family recipes as well as their favourite recipes that they discover through the mums they meet and the recipe fairs they hold. Episodes include Comforting Food, High Tea, School Dinners and Al Fresco. An irresistible collection of recipes that will inspire you to keep cooking with love for the people that matter to you most.

Possessed: The Life of Joan Crawford Donald Spoto

Donald Spoto was born near New York City in 1941 and received his PhD degree from Fordham University in 1970. He is the author of 22 books, including bestselling biographies of Alfred Hitchcock, Tennessee Williams, Marlene Dietrich, Marilyn Monroe, Ingrid Bergman, Audrey Hepburn and Alan Bates.

COMING SOON - FILMS Arthur

Starring Russell Brand, Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner Irresponsible charmer Arthur Bach (Russell Brand) has always relied on two things to get by: his limitless fortune and the good sense of lifelong nanny Hobson (Helen Mirren) to keep him out of trouble. Now he faces his biggest challenge--choosing between an arranged marriage that will ensure his lavish lifestyle or an uncertain future with the one thing money can't buy, Naomi (Greta Gerwig), the only woman he has ever loved. With Naomi's inspiration and some unconventional help from Hobson, Arthur will take the most expensive risk of his life and finally learn what it means to become a man, in this re-imagining of the classic romantic comedy "Arthur."

Your Highness

On a Mission - Katy B

On a Mission is the upcoming debut studio album by British artist Katy B, set to be released on the 4 April 2011 through Rinse and Columbia Records. The album features singles "Katy On a Mission" and "Lights On" with Ms. Dynamite, both of which peaked within the top 5 in the United Kingdom. Katy worked with Magnetic Man's Benga and Rinse FM founder Geenus to produce the album. Tracks include Power On Me, Katy On A Mission and Why You Always Here

Heroes - Michael Ball

The Oiivier Award-winning star, best known for entertaining West End audiences as supersized Edna Turnblad in the production Hairspray, has announced the concert dates for his brand new show 'Heroes' and this is the album which is due for release. It’s Michael's own tributes to stars of the past and present. Tracks include - Let The Heartaches Begin, I'll Never Fall In Love Again and Play Me.

Scream 4

Starring Danny McBridge and Natalie Portman Throughout history, tales of chivalry have burnished the legends of brave, handsome knights who rescue fair damsels, slay dragons and conquer evil. But behind many a hero is a good-fornothing younger brother trying just to stay out of the way of those dragons, evil and trouble in general. Danny McBride and James Franco team up for an epic comedy adventure set in a fantastical world--"Your Highness."

Sidney Prescott (Neve Campbell), now the author of a self-help book, returns home to Woodsboro on the last stop of her book tour. There she reconnects with Sheriff Dewey (David Arquette) and Gale (Courteney Cox), who are now married, as well as her cousin Jill (Emma Roberts) and her Aunt Kate (Mary McDonnell). Unfortunately, Sidney's appearance also brings about the return of the nutter in the dodgy mask. Here we go again !

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TURN THE HEAT UP! SPICY BEEFBURGER - WITH A CHILLI KICK INGREDIENTS 450g/16oz lean beef mince 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 tsp mustard 1 tsp tomato ketchup 1 egg, beaten lightly

1 finely chopped red chilli 1 finely diced small onion 2 sliced spring onions handful chopped basil leaves olive oil for frying

METHOD In a large bowl mix together the mince, garlic, tomato ketchup, mustard, egg, chilli and onion. Dive in with your hands and mix until the ingredients are well blended. Just before cooking, add the spring onions and basil to the mixture and divide into four patties.

Heat a little olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and fry the burgers. Turn them once only, cooking for about 5-6 minutes each side. (Alternatively you can cook them under a grill for the same time turning half way through.) Serve with burger buns and salad.

INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root 1 small chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons curry powder 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon paprika 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon white sugar salt to taste 1 tablespoon tomato paste 1 cup plain yogurt 3/4 cup coconut milk 1/2 lemon, juiced 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

METHOD

1. Put the olive oil in a pan and over a medium heat saute the onion. 2. When the onion has browned slightly stir in the garlic, cinnamon, curry powder, ginger, paprika, bay leaf, sugar and salt. 3. Stir well for about 2 minutes. 3. Put in the chicken pieces, yoghurt and tomato past with the coconut milk. 4. Bring it to the boil and reduce the heat to a simmer and leave for 20 to 25 minutes. 5. Remove the bay leaf and stir in the cayenne pepper and the lemon juice. 6. Simmer for another five minutes. 7. Serve with basmati rice and some naan bread.

CHICKEN OR STEAK FAJITAS 1 lb of steak or chicken 1 large onion, peeled and sliced with the grain 2 large peppers sliced lengthwise into halfinch wide strips

Marinade: Juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 Tablespoons of olive oil 2 cloves garlic, peeled, minced 1/2 fresh Jalapeño pepper, seeded, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, including stems

METHOD 1 Put all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 2. Put the steak or chicken in the marinade and let it sit at least an hour, the longer you leave it the tastier the meat will be. 3 Heat to high heat and using a heavy, cast iron pan. 4. Put in a teaspoon of olive oil and add the steak/chicken, frying on each side for 3 minutes, or however you like it. Make sure the chicken is cooked through. For steak, 3 minutes per side will give you a medium rare.

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5. If the pan starts to smoke too much, reduce the heat to medium high. Don’t burn the meat, just brown it. When ready set aside to rest for five minutes. 3. Reduce the pan heat to medium high. Add a little more oil to the pan if necessary. Add the onions, peppers. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes, until the onions are slightly translucent. 4. Meanwhile slice the meat against the grain into a fairly

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SALT & CHILLI SQUID WITH CHILLI, CITRUS AND SOY DRESSING FOR THE SQUID 1 finely chopped red chilli 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp sea salt 1-2 tbsp plain flour 300ml/10½fl oz vegetable oil, for deep frying 1 squid, cleaned and sliced into rings FOR THE DRESSING 1 tbsp soy sauce squeeze lime juice 2 tbsp olive oil ½ red chilli, chopped

METHOD THE SQUID 1. Place the chilli, sea salt, cumin seeds and freshly ground black pepper into a food processor and blend until combined. Stir in the flour, then tip the mixture out onto a large plate or bowl. 2. Pour the vegetable oil into a deep, heavy-based saucepan and heat until a small cube of bread dropped in sizzles turns golden-brown in 30 seconds. 3. Cover the tentacles and squid rings in the flour mixture, then carefully put them into the hot oil. Fry for 1-2 minutes, or until they have gone golden brown and crisped up. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on kitchen paper. FOR THE DRESSING 1. Whisk all of the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl until well combined. To serve, pile the squid onto a serving plate and serve the dressing in a bowl on the side.

SPICY BARBECUE WINGS & DRUMSTICKS INGREDIENTS

100 ml olive oil 50 ml Worcestershire sauce200 ml tomato ketchup 100 ml light soy sauce 20 ml tabasco, optional 1 cloves garlic, crushed 1 egg yolk

12 chicken wings 12 chicken drumsticks

METHOD

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1. The day before serving the wings, mix together the soy sauce, ketchup, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, garlic and Tabasco (if using). Stir well and finally mix in the egg yolk. 2. Clean the wings and drumsticks, pop them in the marinade and leave overnight. 3. Cook over hot coals (once they are white with a trace of ash). Or if using a gas barbecue, turn it up high to get it really hot, then reduce the heat to medium once you’ve put on the chicken pieces.

4. Leave for a few minutes, then start to move them around. Cook for at least 20 minutes so the outsides are well coloured and the skin is starting to crisp. 4. If you’d rather use an oven than bake the chicken pieces in a roasting pan at 180C/gas 4 for 30 minutes, or until cooked through (finish them by grilling for 5 minutes to achieve a crispier skin). 5. Once cooked, pile the chicken up on a large flat plate and have a few finger bowls and plenty of napkins at the ready.

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estaurante Poligono in Denia is open from 6.30 until closing everyday apart from Sunday when they have a day off. There is plenty of parking and you can enjoy menu del dia for just 8,50€ or 9,00€ if you want coffee as well. For the summer days and nights there is an enclosed terrace and the restaurants has cooked chicken on offer all day and Thursdays there is stew. Plenty of facilities are available and for those companies that are getting ready for their Christmas party Restaurant Poligono is available for bookings now. Just give them a call to reserve.

Bar Restaurant Poligono Partida Madrigueres, 19, Denia. Telephone 96 578 09 60

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ranquil restaurant in the beautiful area of Las Rotas only 5 minutes from the centre of Dénia. They offer a menu of the day for 9,50 € and a Dinner menu for 16,50 € where you can choose from 7 starters, 7 main dishes and 7 desserts. Menu "I eat less" for 7 € and children's menu 7 €. Paella menu for 14 € (also for takeaway). Beautiful Terrace. Special prices for groups. Web: www.duodama.com Address/Dirección: Carretera DéniaJávea. Tel 96 642 50 72

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or lovers of good food at very affordable prices, François and Sylvie welcome you to the cosy and warm atmosphere of Restaurant Chez Francois. The restaurant serves traditional French cuisine made with imported fresh produce every week. Fresh Oysters Marennes d'Oleron Brittany blue lobster, beef Charolais and many more dishes to choose from. There are several menus which start from €12.90 Telephone for reservations: 966 495 145 CHEZ FRANCOIS, Calle San Judas, 23 03727 Jalon. Tel 966 495 145

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IT’S OFFICIAL CORNISH PASTIES BELONG TO CORNWALL

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he binge-drinking culture is gripping Britain and the country is facing up to 250,000 extra deaths from liver disease, despite this a recent report has indicated that moderate amounts of alcohol are actually good for the health! The results of the study suggest that a small glass of wine for women and up to two bottles of beer for men can prevent the build-up of bad cholesterol. However a senior cardiac nurse at the British Heart Foundation says, “If you don't drink, this is not a reason to start. Similar results can be achieved by being physically active and eating a balanced and healthy diet.” The second report which was led by Dr Susan Brien at the University of

ONE LUMP OR TWO?

Finally after nine years, the Cornish Pasty Association has won the battle for the traditional Cornish pasty. The EU have ruled that Cornish pasties must now be made in Cornwall and follow a whole new set of guidelines including, the nature of the filling and the baking process, their shape and that no artificial additives can be used. So now the Cornish pasty, a traditional miner's lunch, dating back to the 19th century has it's own AOC (Appellation d'origine controlée), this being an 'official mark of quality awarded to regional products with specific characteristics and taste produced with traditional methods.' Cases have been fought in the past between the French and the Swiss over Gruyère, with the French retreating with their tails between their legs (sounds familiar doesn't it).

In the UK it is against the law to charge for tap water if the premises serves alcohol, and owners can face up to six months in prison or a fine of up to £20,000. Despite this they can charge for ice cubes. Strange you may think, ice cubes normally come in the form of frozen tap water! Well it all got a little frosty in a restaurant in Orpington, Kent when a customer asked for his bill and found out that he had been charged 20p for a glass of water. On querying the bill he was told that he was not charged for the water but for the two ice cubes.

However the nice chaps in the licensing department at Bromley Council paid the restaurant a visit and they have agreed to stop charging for the water, with out without ice!

Calgary, looked at 63 existing studies on alcohol consumption and cholesterol and fat levels. It concluded that consumption of one drink (of about 15g of alcohol) for women and two for men was good for the health, and that the benefit was felt regardless of whether beer, wine or spirits was drunk. The study said that alcohol “significantly increased” high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, the “good” form that cleans blood vessel walls of “bad” cholesterol and returns it to the liver, preventing the build ups that can lead to heart disease. Cheers!

IT’S NO LONGER ‘FINGER LICKIN’

The most popular chicken on the planet, Kentucky Fried Chicken, may be shedding it’s most famous slogan ‘finger lickin’ good.’ The slogan has been used since the 1950s and is probably one of the world’s most famous advertising slogans, but now it seems that the company need to keep up with healthier eating trends. The new slogan that they are looking to use is ‘So Good.’ Not quite as catchy! KFC has also pledged to display the calorie count of its main items, switch to rapeseed oils to reduce saturated fats and also launch it’s first grilled product.

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FeminineFashion Look like a lady this Spring

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You must condition after every wash. Look for an ultra moisture, conditioner for coarse hair. If you can afford it, do a hot oil treatment every couple of weeks or an intense, moisture conditioner. L’Oreal and many other companies sell these at affordable prices.

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This is because the oils produced by the scalp do not travel down the hair shaft as well as they do if your hair is straight. Tests have shown creamy, moisturising shampoos work best. Look for Wheat Germ oil, Shea Butter and Nut oil (macadamia for example) These will coat the hair shaft.

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FINE, LIMP AND OILY Fine hair is the worst for looking oily, if you have fine hair you will know yourselves that after one day it normally needs to be rewashed. Stay away from creamy ones, You need gentle shampoos for frequent washing. The secret to fine hair shampoo lies within the body building ingredient known as Panathenal. Experts swear it penetrates into the hair cuticle making the strand thicker. Another tip is to use a small

amount of talc (massage in well though) or a dry shampoo (you do not need water for this one). This will add a bit of body and dry up the oils.

CONDITIONER If your hair is limp you do not always need a conditioner, if you can brush straight through leave the conditioner off. If you are using conditioner don’t let the product hit the scalp, you will be better off just massaging in from the middle of the hairshaft down to the ends. If you have really oily hair look for absorbing tea-tree oil in the conditioner itself. You could always use a spray-in conditioner as this is not as heavy on the hair.

COLOURED, PERMED & PROCESSED Just use a shampoo for normal hair. Wash every other day etc, There is no need to pay a fortune just use what works for you. For permed hair use a moisturising

shampoo, massage in, add a quick burst of water then continue massaging down hair shaft and rinse well. CONDITIONER A rich conditioner is a good one, avoid conditioners with silicon in them as they tend to strip the hair.

DRY DAMAGED HAIR Go straight to the creamy ones, these will re-nourish the hair.

CONDITIONERS Again like the coarse hair, moisture is the key.

Must have ingredients in antiageing creams

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DEALING WITH WORMS

ANIMALS AND FIREWORKS

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orms can be a serious problem, they can cause illness, suffering and in extreme cases death. Even the healthiest pet can carry worms so it is very important to have the pet wormed regularly. There are different types of worms, such as tapeworms and roundworms and they can be picked up in various different ways, for example, from other infected animals, from eating the eggs of worms that are in the grass, from eating raw meat or even from mother to offspring. There are no obvious signs so it is important to have some form of programme in place which you can speak to your vet about. Some of the obvious signs are

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allas may be for cause celebration for many of us in Valencia but with all the crackers, bangs and fireworks it’s a wonder that many pets don’t suffer from a nervous breakdown! So this month make sure your pet is looked after during the noisiest month of the year. It’s a good idea to make sure the cat or dog has always got a place to hide and they can gain access to that area at all times. It could be behind the sofa, in a cupboard or under the furniture. If a large firework display is about to begin in the vicinity, close the windows and curtains and put on some music or even the telly, it will help to muffle the noise outside. If the pet starts to show signs of being frightened, just leave

worms in the faeces, lose of weight, fur becoming dry and a little coarse, diarrhoea, increased appetite and it’s possible in severe cases, puppies and kittens can have a ‘pot belly.’ To help reduce the risk of worms pets should be wormed regularly against roundworm from a young age. Adults should be treated on a regular basis against tapeworms and roundworms. Again get advice from your vet. Tapeworms can be prevented if you use a flea treatment regularly and it does help to disinfect your pet’s bowls regularly. Even rabbits can get worms, to avoid this feed them with fresh greens, shop bought if possible, or collect greens from places where there are no wild rabbits and rodents about.

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Condensation is by far the most common cause of dampness in buildings, probably accounting for the majority of damp problems reported. It affects both old and new buildings, but it appears to be a significant problem where the building has been modernised. Condensation is directly associated with mould growth. It is this that the occupier sees first, and it gives an indication of the potential scale of the problem. In many cases, the mould and its spores ('seeds') give rise to complaints about health, and cause the "musty" odour frequently associated with a damp house. The obvious places for condensation to occur are on cold walls and floors, but it can also occur in roof spaces and under builds. Condensation is normally attributed to poor ventilation, especially in Spain.

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It is a fact that warm air can hold more water as vapour than cool air. Condensation is caused when moisture-laden air comes into contact with a cold surface - the air is cooled to the point where it can no longer hold its burden of water vapour. At this point, (DEWPOINT), water begins to drop out of the air, and is seen as condensation on surfaces. On impervious surfaces such as glass and gloss paint, beads or a film of water collect. On permeable surfaces such as wallpaper and porous plaster, the condensing water is absorbed into the material. Therefore, the problem is not always initially obvious. One should also be aware that the problem can occur well away from the site of most water vapour production. E.g. water vapour produced in the kitchen may diffuse through the house into a cold bedroom where it will condense on cold walls.

Condensation is very much a seasonal problem, occurring during the colder months - October to April. During the summer, the problem is seen to go away. During the winter, ventilation of the house is usually low (due to windows and doors being closed, draught-proofing takes place). This allows build up of water vapour in the house, which, in some cases is sufficient to cause condensation. This condensation becomes apparent from the following symptoms: • Water droplets form on cold, impervious surfaces such as glass and paint. • Slightly damp wallpaper (often not noticed). •Development of moulds, usually black mould. In some cases, condensation may be long term, but intermittent, forming only at certain times of the day or night. In these cases, the only sign of condensation may be mould growth, as the moisture may have evaporated by the time moisture measurements are taken.

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Quite often, the wind comes into the house through a lot of small gaps in old wooden windows, underneath the doors, etc.…. It is really easy and cheap to seal these areas. So have a close look at these possible gaps (a lighted candle might help with this) and try to seal them. Little cost, good effect.

LET THE SUN INTO THE HOUSE If you have a window where the sun can stream through, than ideally take down the curtains when the sun is shining. Try to let as much sun into your house as possible. The radiation from the sun on one square meter of glass, on a clear day, can be up to 1000 watts heating up the place. Look at what happens to your car on a sunny day, even if it is cold outside.

DO NOT HEAT TOO MUCH If you reduce the temperature of your house by 1 degree you can save between 6 and 10 % of energy. That can be a lot of money! Close the radiators in the rooms that are not used. Switch off the heating system when you don’t need it. Radiator

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USE THERMOSTATIC VALVES FOR THE RADIATORS A lot of older installations (radiator heating systems) just have the capability to open or to close the radiator. It is a relatively easy thing to install thermostatic valves on the radiators. You can recognise them, because the knobs are bigger and they have a grid, where the air gets into the knob. There is a scale normally from one to five as well. What these devices do is they measure the temperature, and when the temperature in the room is reached, they automatically close the radiator. It is a economic and effective way to regulate the temperature in a room.

DIVERSIFY If your heating costs are really high, a good alternative can be to help heating your house with an indoor pellet stove for example. This is easy to install, pellets for heating are really economical and you heat part of the house with the stove, using the cheap pellets. The new stoves have internal thermostats and with the remote control you can switch it on or off, whenever you want. A different possibility might be to help with an airconditioning system that you might have installed already. This only makes sense if it is a modern and efficient system. Maybe you always wanted to install one. Then you should get a good efficient model, which can help you with the heating in winter as well. The modern systems are quite economical for heating and cooling. There are a lot of things that you can do. With a little bit of creativity and common sense, it is possible to achieve quite a lot. If you need help with this, just give us a call. We can have a look and offer new innovative and ecologic solutions for the climatisation of your property. We can offer any solution for the house, spa, pool or whatever you like, from the installation of a small stove to a project for the whole building. For more information, give me a call on 96 5587742 or send a mail to: gbaer@igcsolucionesenergeticas.com. I will be pleased to personally advise you about this and prepare a free quotation. On our website and in our blog you can find a lot of information as well:www.igcsolucionesenergeticas.com Gregor Baer

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CALPE - Penthouse - 348,000 euros. 115m², 3 bed, 2 bath. *** SITUATION SALE DOWN FROM 450K to 400K and now 348K FANTASTIC FRONT LINE PENTHOUSE WITH BIG TERRACE *** This beautiful and spacious... Ref TS284-27a CALPE - Townhouse - 315,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Ref TS284-43a CALPE - Apartment - 295,000 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath. South facing, 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, within an development which has a number of resident pools and extensive terraces, in Calpe. The... Ref TS284-29a CALPE - Terraced Villa - 285,000 euros. 85m², 250m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Ref TS284-25a CALPE - Villa - 275,000 euros. 3 bed, 3 bath. VALLE DE CALPE is a new complex of 62 south-facing semi-detached villas themed in Mediterranean style, with generous dimensions, each one with... Ref TS284-38a CALPE - Apartment - 250,000 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath, pool. Ref TS284-41a CALPE - Apartment - 231,800 euros. 119m², 2 bed, 2 bath, garage, pool, A/C. Surface 112 m², 2 bedrooms (2 doubles), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, dining room, storage room, garage, elevator, cupboards,... Ref TS284-33a CALPE - Villa - 205,000 euros. 140m², 200m² Plot, 2 bed, 2 bath, pool. BEAUTIFUL DETACHED VILLA IN QUIET CLOSED AND URBANIZATION: living room with fireplace, fully fitted kitchen, 2... Ref TS284-32a CALPE - Villa - 199,000 euros. 3 bed, 3 bath, pool. Reduced from 299.000.- for a very quick sale! Detached Villa with beautiful panoramic views over the sea and Ifach from various... Ref TS28434a CALPE - Bungalow - 165,000 euros. 131m², 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Ref TS284-31a CALPE - Apartment - 136,500 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath. Very

attractively reformed and furnished 2 bedroom apartment on the first floor with a lift, very close to Levante beach, shops, restaurants,... Ref TS284-30a CALPE - Apartment - 120,000 euros. 75m², 2 bed, 2 bath. Apartment right in the center of Calpe and to only 100 meters of the beach. It has 2 double dormitories with embedded closets, 2 toilets... Ref TS284-40a DENIA - Villa - 1,650,000 euros. 8 bed, 4 bath. 8 bedroom, 4 bathroom detached villa located front line to the beach. The villa was buiilt in 1970 but has been refubished periodically since... Ref TS284-58a DENIA - Villa - 794,000 euros. 5 bed, 2 bath, pool. lovely, large villa in denia with fantastic distant views to the sea and the castle this dreamlike, tranquil located villa in excellent... Ref TS284-65a DENIA - Villa - 699,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath, pool. Just reduced in price to ! 149.000,-! La Ricoleta El Parque in Punta Prima is an unique project on the Costa Blanca. The private apartment... Ref TS284-45a DENIA - Villa - 395,000 euros. 158m², 850m² Plot, 3 bed, 3 bath. PLOT OF 850 M2 WITH BULDING VILLA 158 M2 IN TWO PLANTS IN THE AREA MARQUESA VI WITH SPECTACULAR VIEWS OF THE COAST, SEA AND... Ref TS28457a DENIA - Villa - 385,000 euros. 191m², 800m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, A/C. Modern detached Villa with amazing panoramic views across the bay in Denia. This is an excellent opportunity to... Ref TS284-51a DENIA - Apartment - 305,000 euros. 110m², 2 bed, 2 bath, garage, pool. A pretty appartment on the first line from the beach at Las Marinas. It has a terrace, a garage and access to a communal... Ref TS284-60a DENIA - Townhouse - 295,000 euros. 130m², 3 bed, 2 bath, pool, A/C, C/H. Good condition & spacious townhouse in superb location only 100 metres to beautiful sandy beach and within a 10 minute... Ref TS284-64a DENIA - Villa - 295,000 euros. 183m², 2068m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, garage, pool, C/H. This excellent example of an idyllic country property is set on a large flat plot with its own orange... Ref TS284-46a DENIA - Villa - 285,000 euros. 163m², 800m² Plot, 2 bed, 2 bath, pool, A/C. *** NEW ON AND

LOVELY PRIVATE GARDEN SPACE TO ADD MORE LIVING AREA *** Beautiful Villa situated on a plot of 800... Ref TS284-47a DENIA - Villa - 225,000 euros. 107m², 408m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, A/C, C/H. Located in the charming village of Els Poblets this 3 bedroom detached villa offers a wonderful opportunity to... Ref TS284-62a DENIA - Apartment - 220,000 euros. 107m², 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Lovely new apartment closed to Denia and sand beach, 3 bed rooms, living room, large kitchen, 2 bath rooms, patio, terrace, lift,... Ref TS284-52a DENIA - Apartment - 206,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Ref TS28453a DENIA - Bungalow - 190,000 euros. 75m², 250m² Plot, 2 bed, 1 bath, garage, pool. Lovely Townhouse with privat plot, situated closed to Denia on the Pederera area, plot 250 m2, 2 bed rooms,... Ref TS284-49a DENIA - Apartment - 167,000 euros. 3 bed, 1 bath. Beautiful Holiday-Apartment in a quiet development with communal Pool and Gardens at 100 meters of the first line of the Beach. 3 Bedroom 2... Ref TS284-55a DENIA - Townhouse - 159,500 euros. 75m², 3 bed, 1 bath. Las Marinas bungalow, 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living room, american kitchen, 2 terrace, patio with BBQ, 80 m to the beach, 2.5 km from... Ref TS284-56a DENIA - Apartment - 157,500 euros. 75m², 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. Nice Apartment situated in the Montgo area, 2 bedrooms, living room with fire place, amerik. kitchen, terrace, community garden and... Ref TS284-48a DENIA - Flat - 141,500 euros. 51m², 2 bed, 1 bath. Beautiful fully renovated Apartment in a quiet Residential Urbanisation in front line of the Beach.2 Bedrooms with fitted Wardrobes and... Ref TS284-63a DENIA - Townhouse - 119,000 euros. 165m², 3 bed, 1 bath. Lovely 1st floor old town house, 2 floors, needs refurbishing, 3 bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom, terrace, 2 balconies, 2nd... Ref TS284-50a GATA DE GORGOS - Villa 175,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Modern Villa within established development, close to La Sella Golf club, some facilities and 8 kms from sandy beach. Easily maintained garden... Ref TS28467a

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JALON - Villa - 339,000 euros. 200m², 810m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, C/H. This stunning South facing villa offers exceptional value for money with the added benifit of spectacular views... Ref TS284-152a JALON - Townhouse - 179,000 euros. 3 bed, 3 bath. Charming and original 3 bedroom town house in small village location in Lliber with local amenities and only a few minutes from the larger town... Ref TS284-153a JAVEA - Villa - 1,195,000 euros. 4 bed, 4 bath. reduced! 4/5 bedroom, 4 bathroom luxury detached villa with separate apartment and lovely mountain and valley views, situated in montgo. the... Ref TS284-123a JAVEA - Villa - 975,000 euros. 450m², 2680m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, 1 WC, garage, pool, A/C, C/H. ** STUNNING LARGE FAMILY PROPERTY ON THE MONTGO ** A fabulous 4 bedroom luxury villa with... Ref TS284-101a JAVEA - Villa - 800,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. New villa,For sale, recently reduced, on the lower slopes of Montgo,Javea, Costa Blanca, Spain, within a new development with lovely valley... Ref TS284-119a JAVEA - Villa - 749,000 euros. 270m², 1040m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Truly unique, impressive villa architect designed and owned. Light, airy and very spacious and is in a desirable... Ref TS284-128a JAVEA - Finca/Country House 695,000 euros. 280m², 2400m² Plot, 4 bed, 4 bath, garage, pool, A/C, C/H. Fabulous U-shaped

country residence with pool in the centre! 280+m2 accommodation, 2,400m2 flat... Ref TS284-131a JAVEA - Villa - 695,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. 4 bedroom villa with fantastic open views to the Montgo, Javea and the sea. The villa is laid out on three levels. On the main / middle floor is... Ref TS284-121a JAVEA - Villa - 690,000 euros. 4 bed, 5 bath, pool. An almost finished luxury property on a larger than average plot (1.880 sq m) offering stunning views to the mountains. Facing south this... Ref TS284-138a JAVEA - Villa - 679,000 euros. 300m², 15000m² Plot, 4 bed, 4 bath, pool. New construction villa in the Montgo, compromise of under floor heating, panoramic valley views, south-facinh, summer... Ref TS284-148a JAVEA - Villa - 675,000 euros. 4 bed, 4 bath, pool. Special property in the popular La Lluca area of Javea boasting 2500sqm plot, 320sqm build, 4 Double bedroom & 4 Bathrooms. Location is... Ref TS284-117a JAVEA - Villa - 575,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. A quality villa in a quiet residential location that has pleasant views to the valley and mountains and is just a five minute drive to Arenal... Ref TS284-109a JAVEA - Villa - 545,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. A luxury house of 280m2 on the prestigious development of Tosalet Hills, Javea, Costa Blanca, Spain, with lovely views to Javea and the sea.... Ref TS284-120a JAVEA - Villa - 525,000 euros. 215m², 1950m² Plot, 2 bed, 2

bath, pool. Very nice villa , house and plot all in one level wiht nice valley views, buid 2000, under floor heating and air... Ref TS284149a JAVEA - Villa - 499,000 euros. 1100m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, A/C, C/H. Modern new build villa, very light & spacious with lots of glass & higher than normal ceiling in the living... Ref TS284151a JAVEA - Villa - 499,000 euros. 240m², 1200m² Plot, 5 bed, 3 bath, garage, pool, C/H. An immaculate 5 bedroom villa,on one level, siruated in very trabquil area.The villa has underfloor... Ref TS284-114a JAVEA - Villa - 469,000 euros. 284m², 1523m² Plot, 5 bed, 2 bath, pool. Ref TS284-150a JAVEA - Villa - 435,000 euros. 256m², 1000m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, garage, pool, C/H. A beautiful and traditional south facing villa in a wonderful urbanisation which is close to Javea with... Ref TS284-116a JAVEA - Beach Apartment 425,000 euros. 183m², 100m² Plot, 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 WC, garage, pool, A/C. Great Apartment in one floor in Jávea Port walking distance to all services, living room more than... Ref TS284-106a JAVEA - Villa - 399,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Sunny villa in Tosalet area of Javea with sea and country views and close to all facillities. Reformed to a high standard but retaining some... Ref TS284-104a JAVEA - Villa - 399,000 euros. 262m², 960m² Plot, 5 bed, 3 bath, pool. - Area: Javea/Xabia Type: Villa - Price: 399000 - M1 Construction: 262 - M1 Plot: 960 - Bedrooms: 5 -... Ref TS284143a JAVEA - Villa - 399,000 euros. 200m², 1000m² Plot, 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 WC, pool, C/H. Very atrractive rustic style villa with a lot of charme & many traditional characteristics such as wooden... Ref TS284-135a JAVEA - Villa - 395,000 euros. 5 bed, 5 bath, pool. Bargain! Just reduced 50.000,. ! Wonderful Finca with great views, closed to all ameneties. This 5 bedroom and 5 bathroom finca is... Ref TS284-127a JAVEA - Villa - 395,000 euros. 175m², 1250m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, pool, C/H. JAVEA MONTGO. Beautifully refurbished house situated on the Montgo in Javea. It comprises:- entrance lobby,...

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PROPERTY Ref TS284-144a JAVEA - Villa - 385,000 euros. 125m², 930m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, A/C. Ref. W1769 Lovely furnished villa situated in the urbanization “EL Tosalet” of Jávea. It has four bedrooms, three... Ref TS284-107a JAVEA - Villa - 378,000 euros. 160m², 1235m² Plot, 4 bed, 2 bath, pool. This priced to sell villa stands on a larger than average plot with lovely garden and large pool. On two levels, the... Ref TS284-132a JAVEA - Villa - 375,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Villa with separate apartment, pool 4 x 9 m with outside shower, garden, various terraces, BBQ, parking, garage, large store rooms, wine cellar,... Ref TS284-103a JAVEA - Villa - 367,500 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath, pool. Stunning recently build villa in the Toscamar area of Jávea only a few minutes drive to all amenities. This villa has been build with... Ref TS284-145a JAVEA - Villa - 350,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. Spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached villa with private pool and independent apartment located in a quiet area of Costa Nova, Javea.... Ref TS284-124a JAVEA - Villa - 349,000 euros. 4 bed, 3 bath. Private, South facing villa on one level on flat plot There is gas central heating and double glazing throughout. Located close to local... Ref TS284-102a JAVEA - Villa - 345,000 euros. 309m², 853m² Plot, 7 bed, 3 bath, pool, C/H. Casa Bach is a lovely roomy villa set in a quiet residential area of Javea. The villa has magnificent views of... Ref TS284-113a JAVEA - Villa - 329,000 euros. 184m², 950m² Plot, 4 bed, 3 bath, pool, A/C. A 4 bedroom villa incorporating a self contained 1 bedroom apartment. The main villa is well laid out with an open... Ref TS284-142a JAVEA - Villa - 320,000 euros. 3 bed, 5 bath. Great option of 2 villas in one. Main house of 145 m2 with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lounge-dining room, kitchen, outdoor barbecue. And... Ref TS284-134a JAVEA - Apartment - 315,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Nice new apartment, walking distance to all amenities. It has a large terrace. Good views. south facing. Ref TS284-133a JAVEA - Villa - 299,950 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Spacious villa in the popular Rafalet urbanisation in Javea. On one level with a flat plot. South facing with country views. Entrance hall leads... Ref TS284112a JAVEA - Villa - 299,000 euros. 120m², 700m² Plot, 4 bed, 2 bath, garage, pool, A/C, C/H. Pretty, traditional spanish villa located near to the beach. Accommodation consists of 4 bedrooms,... Ref TS284-115a JAVEA - Villa - 299,000 euros. 201m², 1000m² Plot, 4 bed, 2 bath, garage, A/C, C/H. Spacious property with some sea views in a quiet area of Javea This two level property consists in 4... Ref TS284-147a JAVEA - Villa - 280,000 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath. A charming cottage style villa on a flat, secluded, fully walled and fenced plot, 2 bedrooms, new bathroom, new, galley style kitchen, glazed... Ref TS284-110a

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JAVEA - Apartment - 255,000 euros. 117m², 4 bed, 2 bath, pool, A/C, C/H. This is a very pretty apartment, beautifully decorated and immaculately maintained. In a wonderful area of Javea, it also... Ref TS284-108a JAVEA - Apartment - 225,750 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath. New ground floor apartment within walking distance to the beach and shops in Javea. South facing country views. Private garden of 93m2. Spacious... Ref TS284-111a JAVEA - Apartment - 215,000 euros. 102m², 48m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, garage, pool, A/C. Superb Ground Floor Apartment with private terrace of 48 m2, in a very sought after area, Av Augusta close... Ref TS284-118a JAVEA - Apartment - 210,000 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath. Lovely 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, on 2 floors, on the outskirts of Jávea old town and close to all amenities. The apartment is in... Ref TS284-126a JAVEA - Apartment - 190,000 euros. 90m², 2 bed, 1 bath, garage, pool, A/C, C/H. Recently construction apartment, very near the Port area & the sea. Nice views to the communal area. 2nd floor... Ref TS284-129a JAVEA - Undeveloped Land 157,000 euros. pool. Located on the Montgo, which is one of the most sought after areas of Javea. South facing orientation. One has 1.630 sq and the price is 157.000 !.... Ref TS284-137a JAVEA - Apartment - 155,000 euros. 3 bed, 1 bath. 1st floor, 3 bedroom, 1 bathroom, totally refurbished apartment, centrally located in Javea old town. The apartment comprises of an entrance... Ref TS284-125a JAVEA - Apartment - 150,000 euros. 120m², 4 bed, 2 bath, garage. Built around 25 years ago, this top floor, north facing apartment, is serviced by lifts and comprises:- entrance hall with... Ref TS284-105a JAVEA - Apartment - 135,000 euros. 58m², 2 bed, 1 bath. A delightful 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom ground floor apartment with sea view that is a stone’s throw from the pebble beach and just a 5minute... Ref TS284-100a JAVEA - Apartment - 125,000 euros. 93m², 3 bed, 1 bath, A/C. Spacious & light apartment in a high profile position, currently used as alternative therapy clinic, could be used for living or... Ref TS284-146a MONTE PEGO - Villa - 680,000 euros. 6 bed, 3 bath, pool. Ref TS284-200a MORAIRA - Villa - 5,500,000 euros. 640m², 5 bed, garage, pool, A/C. Surface 640 m², 5 bedrooms ( 5 suites), lighting, asphalted, Build-up, kitchen, washroom, dining room, terrace, floor, garden,... Ref TS284-184a MORAIRA - Villa - 1,575,000 euros. 150m², 500m² Plot, 5 bed, 2 bath. A very rare opportunity to purchase a traditional front line Spanish villa in Moraira, with fantastic sea views. Located 30... Ref TS284-164a MORAIRA - Villa - 1,300,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. A luxury, ultra modern Villa to be constructed on a large plot 1 klm from Moraira with sea views and on the sought after urbanisation known as... Ref TS284-166a MORAIRA - Villa - 1,300,000 euros. 3 bed, 3 bath, pool. This

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luxury villa project provides a unique blend of quality comfort, a variety of living spaces, and a contemporary architectural style.... Ref TS284-197a MORAIRA - Villa - 995,000 euros. 279m², 909m² Plot, 3 bed, 3 bath, garage, pool, A/C, C/H. Beautiful, high quality, four-year-old, threebedroom villa, all with en suites and incredible far... Ref TS284167a MORAIRA - Villa - 375,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. This very attractive and comfortable villa with large pool and garage is only 700mts from the centre of Moraira. On a flat plot of 800m2 , south... Ref TS284-190a MORAIRA - Villa - 325,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. A large three bedroom villa on one floor with good sea views, situated on a small dead end street in the middle of the slope Benimeit, Moraira.... Ref TS284-168a MORAIRA - Villa - 299,000 euros. 3 bed, 3 bath, pool. Rare Opportunity! Very well maintained Villa at a superb Location for bargain price. just 2 minutes walk to the local beach, restaurants,... Ref TS284-169a MORAIRA - Villa - 298,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. A very spacious villa in a tranquil area close to Moraira. The property includes a separate guest apartment, has central heating a lovely garden... Ref TS284-188a MORAIRA - Villa - 285,000 euros. 172m², 900m² Plot, 4 bed, 2 bath. Ref TS284-180a MORAIRA - Villa - 280,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Just reduced in price to ! 149.000,-! La Ricoleta El Parque in Punta Prima is an unique project on the Costa Blanca. The private apartment... Ref TS284-185a MORAIRA - Villa - 275,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Just reduced 50.000.- ! Very nice Villa on a flat, southfacing plot, walking distance to shops, restaurants and beach! This well... Ref TS284-175a MORAIRA - Apartment - 265,000 euros. 142m², 2 bed, 1 bath, 1 WC, garage. BREATH TAKING SEA VIEWS IN MORAIRA Situated near the Moraira Marina, this large family apartment has stunning uninterrupted... Ref TS284-172a MORAIRA - Villa - 265,000 euros. 1000m² Plot, 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. Villa with wonderful sea and open views and within a quiet cul-desac. Only 0.75km from local amenities. The accommodation is... Ref TS284-162a MORAIRA - Apartment - 265,000 euros. 2 bed, 2 bath, pool. Delightful, large, 2 bedroom apartment, in this enviable frontline location, situated in the centre of the picturesque village of... Ref TS284-198a MORAIRA - Apartment - 250,000 euros. 99m², 2 bed, 2 bath. Ref TS284-174a MORAIRA - Villa - 235,000 euros. 250m², 880m² Plot, 6 bed, 4 bath, pool. Villa for sale in Moraira. This spacious six bedroom villa is in the prime rental area of Moraira. In need of updating... Ref TS284170a MORAIRA - Villa - 200,000 euros. 120m², 270m² Plot, 3 bed, 3 bath, pool. Detached 3 bedroom villa with communal pool for sale in El Portet, Moraira close to the beach. Property renovated 2007,... Ref TS284-177a MORAIRA - Villa - 199,000 euros. 95m², 166m² Plot, 2 bed, 1 bath,

pool. BEAUTIFUL SEA VIEWS OF MORAIRA TO CALPE! Nice terraced villa with private balcony and a small private garden. 2... Ref TS284-158a MORAIRA - Apartment - 185,000 euros. 90m², 20m² Plot, 2 bed, 2 bath. Ref TS284-171a MORAIRA - Apartment - 180,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. Well priced, 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment, in need of some modernising, located on the lovely Villotel Development, close to Moraira and... Ref TS284-159a MORAIRA - Villa - 179,950 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath. End of terrace 2 bedroom bungalow which has been refurbished to a very high standard, making it one of the best properties on the urbanisation.... Ref TS284-154a MORAIRA - Villa - 168,000 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath. A charming two bedroom detached villa in a sought after area within walking distance of the town of Moraira with its shops, bars, restaurants,... Ref TS284-191a MORAIRA - Bungalow - 149,500 euros. 92m², 120m² Plot, 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. Ref TS284-181a MORAIRA - Townhouse - 139,500 euros. 80m², 2 bed, 2 bath, pool. GOOD VALUE - GOOD LOCATION (Valle Portet) - FINE VIEWS. This two storey terraced house comprises: Lounge/diner, American style pine... Ref TS284186a MORAIRA - Apartment - 137,000 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. Ref TS284-187a MORAIRA - Apartment - 127,000 euros. 80m², 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. Delightful 2nd floor Moraira apartment located just off the centre of town in a quite Pedestrian area. 80m2, reformed, 2 bedrooms, 1... Ref TS284-176a MORAIRA - Bungalow - 125,000 euros. 75m², 2 bed, 1 bath, pool. This delightful 2 bedroom bungalow is situated on Moraira Park in the beautiful coastal village of Moraira. The property is only a 5... Ref TS284-165a ORBA - Villa - 256,000 euros. 3 bed, 2 bath. A beautifully maintained three bedroom villa on a flat plat on a small select development within walking distance of the village of Orba only 20... Ref TS284-78a ORBA - Villa - 178,000 euros. 169m², 3 bed, 1 bath. Town house in the town of Orba. The house has two floors, the main one consists in 2 double bedrooms, entrance hall, a shower room,... Ref TS284-77a PARCENT - Townhouse - 156,500 euros. 140m², 4 bed, 2 bath, 1 WC. BEAUTIFUL SPANISH TOWN HOUSE IN THE CENTER OF THE TOWN, RUSTIC DECORATION, BIG LOUNGE WITH FEATURE FIREPLACE, TWO TERRACES, FULLY... Ref TS284-79a PEDREGUER - Villa - 995,000 euros. 320m², 4000m² Plot, 4 bed, 4 bath, pool. Ref TS284-81a PEDREGUER - Villa - 299,000 euros. 4 bed, 2 bath. A delightful character villa on a steep slope in Monte pedrguer affoirding magnificent views over the valley to the sea. The main level consists... Ref TS284-80a PEDREGUER - Finca/Country House - 262,500 euros. 206m², 1100m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath. This lovely old Finca, set on the edge of Pedreguer, in a very quiet location overlooking fields towards the mountains. The... Ref TS284-83a

A STUNNING DETACHED villa situated in a sought after area on the outskirts of Alcalali. This spacious villa is presented as 2 separate living spaces & has main accommodation to include a luxurious open plan fitted kitchen, a large dining area, lounge, feature Tuscan stone fireplace, enclosed Naya, a master suite with en suite bathroom, walk in shower, a further double bedroom, twin bedroom & family shower room. The self contained apartment boasts a stylish modern open plan living area that combines a fully fitted and equipped kitchen, lounge, dining area, a master suite with en suite facilities, two further double bedrooms and a guest shower room. Outside the grounds offer amazing views of the surrounding valley and boast a 8m x 4m private pool with Roman steps, a large terrace, an array of sunny and shaded terraces and an outside dining and barbecue area covered by a pergola.

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To view please telephone 96 648 2641 or 617 064 480 PEDREGUER - Villa - 145,000 euros. 2 bed, 1 bath. 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom townhouse-style villa under construction with residents´ pool and private garden. Accommodation comprises... Ref TS284-82a TEULADA - Finca/Country House - 279,000 euros. 154m², 1619m² Plot, 3 bed, 2 bath, pool. Finca for sale in Teulada. Less than a tenminute drive from Moraira and five minutes to Benitachell or Teulada this... Ref TS284-99a

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Tel: 965 326 442 / 659696455 (Alicante) ALTEA - Business 1,060,000 euros. 330m². Asking Price ! 1.060.000 Freehold Unit and ! 1.484.000 Freehold Unit + Business Excellent Main Road Location, 2nd Line To Mediterranean Sea Front ... Ref TS284-12a (Alicante) ALTEA - Commercial 397,000 euros. 105m², garage. Surface 105 m², shop window, ground floor, garage, alarm. Ref TS284-5a (Alicante) CALPE - Restaurant/Bar

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TECHNOLOGY NEWS

STREET VIEW COULD BE THE FIRST SERVICE PACK RIGHT UP YOUR STREET FOR WINDOWS 7

So just when you thought the Google car could not access certain parts of your neighbourhood, how wrong you were. They have now started using a tricycle and have recently released a huge mound of images of places around the world that can only be accessed by tricycle. On a recent Google blog, Jeremy Pack, software engineer, explained that the trikes have been able to get to parts of the world which are unreachable by car. For instance, the Chateau de Chenonceaux in Civray-dr-Touraine, France and the National Botanic Gardens in Dublin. The trikes were designed by Google engineer Daniel Ratner and feature 7-foot masts, they have even started to photograph hiking trails. How long will it be before you catch one pedalling furiously around your front garden?

BACK TO THE DAYS OF DOM JOLIE! Remember the old days of mobile phones the size of household bricks? Well you can relive those days (if you want to). For just 12.99 pounds sterling you can purchase a case for your iPhone 4 which turns it into an 80’s Retro Phone. It’s currently not available to purchase but you can pre-order it ready for delivery on April 14th. Although not very easy on the eye, you’ve got no worries about phone thiefs, you can hit them over the head with it, one thing you can’t do with an iPhone ; )

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KINECT TO A 3D MODEL

If you’re lucky enough to have a Microsoft Kinect, than you’re on your way to having your very own 3D model of yourself. ‘Fabricate Yourself? is a bit like a photo booth in 3D and all you do is hit a button and your model is printed there and then. It’s very clever, the setup turns your Kinect into a 3-D scanner, it’s hooked up to a Mac and you can

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strike a pose in front of it and when you’re happy with what you see, press the button and it captures you in an STL (stereolithography) file. The file is then sent to a 3D printer, where a low resolution, small version is produced. Check out Fabricate Yourself on the internet for more details.

A MEGA BLOCK TOWER CASE

I’m not quite sure how much work I would actually get done with this new invention. A Tower Case with a building block on the front of it which is compatible with Lego and Mega Bricks.

ON YOUR BIKE - IT’S THE FIRST WIRELESS POWERASSIST ELECTRICAL BIKE IN THE WORLD he Shadow Ebike is said to be the first wireless powerassist electrical bicycle in the world. The first Shadow Ebike will be ready for delivery by April 30,” says Ms. Yeg Baiocchi, President and CEO of Daymak in Canada. “This is a dream come true for all of us at Daymak. From a paper design to commercial production, and over 4 years in development, it’s unbelievable. We have finally reached the production phase of the Shadow Ebike. With over 100 dealer enquiries in the last few months alone, The Shadow Ebike, a leading edge product, will put Daymak on the global map and it’s going to be built in Toronto, Canada. The Shadow Ebike is the first wireless electrical bike

The first service pack for Windows 7 was realeased to manufacturers early in February and it should be available for consumers any time soon. It is currently being posted as a 1.95GB download bundle for all versions on Microsoft’s Download

There are so many different messages you could spell out, hang things from it, even have your own little land of make believe depicted out on the side of your hard drive. The options are endless.

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A CHEESEY GADGET

One slip on the traditional cheese grater and a layer of skin disappears into your home-made lasagne. Problem solved. Invest in a Powered Cheese Grater. This nifty little creation can slice, shred or grate cheese and it has a trio of interchangeable blades which can produce either flecks of cheese, wafer thin slices or long stringy strands. You can even shred up to

two different types of cheese at the same time. The gadget looks a little like a pepper mill and is battery powered so you can take it anywhere after a four hour charge, it also comes with an AC adapter. Aside from cheese, you can use it for cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and other spices. Cost $59.95.

featuring wireless brakes, wireless throttle, and a wireless pedal assist system, with an integrated battery and motor design powered by the proprietary Daymak Drive Technology. It is a leading edge power-assisted bicycle with an integrated wireless design, meaning no wires in the open, which helps avoid the most common failures found in electric bicycles. In terms of evolution, the Shadow is setup for future upgrades to interact with your iPhone, Blackberry and even your Google Phone or computer." The first Shadow Ebike will feature a 350W motor with a 36V 10ah lithium polymer battery. This revolutionary ebike uses frequency-hopping spread spectrum technology, ISM Wireless Frequency (2.4 GHz, to prevent interference.). Whether consumers ride to live or live to ride, the Shadow Ebike will deliver the world’s best riding experience.

A company called Focus Supply is selling iPhone 4 parts (front and rear panels and home button) in six different colours. The kit costs $150 and colours include blue, red, pink, green and black and the white set costs $145.

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back? When and how much? What happens after the 5 years?

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KD: If you don't want to sell your property, you can live in the property for the rest of your lives, until the last of the two owners passes away, then your heirs will

have 12 months time to sell the property and cancel the debt or to remortgage it with the bank. If they don’t succeed in either selling or remortgaging the property, the bank will place the property for sale, and once it is sold, they will keep what is owed to them, and the difference will be paid to your heirs.

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Airfares could rise due to Mideast crisis The company formed by Iberia and British Airways (International Airlines Group (ICAG.L), have warned that air fares may rise due to the political instability in the Middle East and the possibility of higher fuel prices. Only recently BA put up their longhaul fares to help burden the rising

cost of jet fuel, but there is a possibility they could go up again. "We will adjust the surcharge if we believe that is necessary," IAG's chief executive Willie Walsh told reporters on Friday. "Given the increasing volatility in the fuel price in the last few weeks, if that volatility continues I think it's likely that increases will JOSE LUIS PEREZ ESCRIVA be seen in the market." Analysts say that LAWYERS & ABOGADOS refineries in Europe Providing legal advice & import about 80 percent representation in Oliva, Gandia, of Libya’s 1.3 million Valencia & all regions of Spain barrels per day of Languages: English / German / Spanish exports and as the revolt Calle Mayor 69 46701 Gandia in Libya continued there Tel: 0034 962 872 977 were fears of supply email: joseluis@perezescrivaabogados.com shortages.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR QROPS? (QUALIFYING RECOGNISED OVERSEAS PENSION SCHEME) Anybody who has a UK pension scheme (regardless of Nationality) who is either leaving the UK within the next 12 months or who is currently living abroad can now transfer all existing pension provisions into a QROPS (Qualifying Overseas Recognised Pension Scheme). A wide variety of UK pensions can be passed over into a QROPS. These include personal pensions, occupational pensions, pensions in drawdown, Stakeholder pensions, SIPP's, SSAS and pensions used for contracting-out of SERPS. Some Final Salary schemes can also be transferred if you have not begun drawing benefits from them. There are many expats living abroad on a pension that cannot sustain the lifestyle they once had due to poor exchange rates and taxation at source by

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Even the rich and famous have suffered in the recession

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ith so many everyday, working class citizens losing their homes to the banks, spare a thought for some of the rich and famous who’ve also been hit. Let’s start with, Patricia Kluge, former wife of John Kluge, the late media billionaire. In February the Bank of America foreclosed on a property that the couple had built in 1985, back in October 2009 it was up for sale at $100 million but by the time of the bank repossession it was reduced to $24 million. Her divorce settlement which was back in 1990 gave her a $1.6 million every week, but she has fallen on hard times as several of her business ventures have failed. Chamillionaire, no I don’t know him either, but it appears he is a hip-hop artist and has also previously won a Grammy. Well he purchased a house in October 2006 for about $2 million but by April 2010 his lenders took it away and resold it in August 2010, but for how much it’s unknown. Now we all know of Nicolas Cage, he purchased a house in 1998 for $6.5 million, in actual fact it belonged to Mr Sex Bomb himself, Tom Jones. Well Mr Cage

tried to sell the home in 2006 for $35 million but unfortunately Citibank took possession during April 2010 where it was sold at auction for $10.5 million in November 2010. Nicolas blamed a mismanagement of funds and he had to sell four properties to pay back quite a hefty sum to the IRS, reports indicate it somewhere in the region of tens of millions. Ouch! Another one of John Kluge’s former wifes, (this man certainly got around didn’t he!) R&B singer Toni Braxton, bought a property in May 2007 for $2,6 million but the bank took it away in August 2010 and it was sold for $1.06 million. She filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy in September 2010, which just happened to be for the second time in 12 years, debts amounted to tens of millions of dollars which included other mortgages on various properties. So, there you have it, even those that are getting more in one week than you could possibly have dreamt of in a lifetime are finding times hard.

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ONLINE GAMBLING -TAXES MAY COME INTO PLAY No matter where you look, there is some form of advertising for online gambling. On the television during the commercial breaks, plastered on billboards around football pitches and even on the shirts of the players. Millions of pounds are spent every year encouraging gamblers to try their hand at poker, get lucky at bingo or bet on the latest football match and companies such as William Hill, 888.com and Sportingbet also spend huge amounts on promoting their websites. Presently, many of these companies enjoy an almost tax-free haven in locations such as Gibraltar, Malta, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, whereby they pay only one per cent tax compared with the 15% they would be faced with on mainland Britain. This looks at though it may all change. Although this is all totally legal, the Department for

Culture, Media and Sport are about to announce the results of its consultation into regulating remote gaming - offered through the internet and via phones. It is possible that these offshore gaming companies will be required to get a British-specific licence, as well as the one that they hold from the country that it operates from, bringing it into line with other European countries. This requirement may be a step towards changing the tax regime covering offshore companies, and the possibility of a 15% tax instead of the current 1% that is made at the moment. These could mean that companies would be hit for millions of pounds each, obviously this will all depend on how big they are. According to analysts, the online gaming sector is worth about £1.5bn a year and companies often spend up to 30% of this on

advertising out of their total revenue. So could this be goodbye to current tax havens, let's wait and see.

FAMOUS BETS

In 1873, Joseph Jaggers made the first famous biased roulette wheel exploit. Mr. Jaggers, alongside a team of 6 accomplices, carefully observed all of the wheels at the Monte Carlo casino and found one wheel with significant bias. By taking advantage of this flaw they managed to win over $325,000, a very large sum of money during 1873. Charles Wells, a part-time swindler and petty crook from London at the Monte Carlo casino, during the summer of 1891, broke the bank at each table he played, over a period of several days. Breaking the bank meant he won all the

available money in the table bank that day, and a black cloth would be placed over the table until the bank was replenished. In song and life he was celebrated as "The Man That Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo." Ashley Revell of London sold all of his possessions, including his clothing, and brought US$135,300 to the Plaza Hotel in Las Vegas and put it all on "Red" at the roulette table in a doubleor-nothing bet. The ball landed on "Red 7" and Revell walked away with his net worth doubled to $270,600.

On Friday 2 October, 2009, Derren Brown bet £5000 of a member of the public's money on a single number of a roulette wheel somewhere in Europe. Shown live across the UK using a hidden camera in Derren's sleeve, his plan was to use the laws of physics to predict where the ball would end up, based upon what speed the wheel and ball are spinning. Derren took approximately 3 seconds after the wheel started spinning to place his £5000 bet on number 8, only to see it land on number 30 - just one number out.

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MOTORING & BOATS

A N‘ICE’ WORLD RECORD FOR BENTLEY

inland’s four-time world rally champion Juha Kankkunen drove a Bentley Continental Supersports convertible on the hazardous frozen waters of the Baltic Sea, off the coast of Finland, at a breathtaking 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h) to set a new world speed record on ice. Kankkunen was in irresistible form with his all-wheel drive, 6-litre, 12cylinder Continental Supersports convertible which, in line with the Company’s CO2 strategy, ran on biofuel. The world’s fastest soft top enabled Juha to shatter his own 2007 world ice speed record of 199.83 mph (321.6 km/h) set in the Continental GT at the same location. With the help of his own experienced team and Bentley engineers, Kankkunen overcame the challenges of temperatures as low as minus 30 degrees, sudden snow blizzards and potentially dangerous crosswinds on the 16.5km track on a 70cm-thick layer of sea ice. The record attempt was driven on a 1000m long measured distance with the speed certified by officials from the Finland Traffic Police. His new world record was based on the average of two runs in opposite directions with measured speeds ratified by a representative of The Guinness Book of Records. “The last time, I narrowly missed the magical 200 mph mark in a Continental GT. When I heard about the Supersports I was determined to go record breaking again with the Bentley Boys. This time, with over 600bhp under the bonnet, a Quickshift transmission and the security of the all-wheel drive system,

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the Supersports convertible was the perfect car to go for the record. â€? Kankkunen said. “200mph came up after 5km on sheet ice. Then it was just a question of getting everything right in the timing zone and hoping the snow kept away. There’s nothing to beat driving a Bentley at these speeds; the conditions may be perilous but the car responds so well to the slightest adjustment which gives you the confidence to push even harder.â€? As with the previous record-breaking drive in the Continental GT the AngloFinnish team used a car with minimum modification. A fullywelded, heavy-duty safety roll-cage, along with Pirelli winter tyres (Pirelli SottoZero II 275/40R20) and a rear bumpermounted parachute provided reassurance in case of an emergency. Front and rear spoilers provided optimum high speed stability on the treacherous surface. To highlight Bentley’s environmental commitment to sustainable fuel sources, Kankkunen’s Supersports Convertible was fuelled with E85 bioethanol rather than petrol. All models in the Continental range are capable of running on petrol, E85 bioethanol or any combination of the two. Wolfgang DĂźrheimer, Bentley’s new Chairman and Chief Executive, said: “The ice speed record is an amazing feat by Juha Kankkunen, whose skill and courage in extreme conditions truly make him one of the modern-day Bentley Boys. We will be celebrating this achievement with a very special ‘extreme’ Bentley, which will be the most powerful model ever to bear the famed Winged B emblem.â€?

Where not to park in London

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ou might just be better off doing the ‘Lambeth Walk’ as a single street in the London Borough generated nearly ÂŁ1m in parking fines last year, making it the capital's most heavily ticketed in a recently published list. A whopping ÂŁ914,040 in parking fines were handed out in Clapham Park Road over the past year, knocking Haringey into second place with a paltry ÂŁ606,903. Clapham Park Road is less than half a mile long and it works out that 46 tickets per day were issued on average which is 16,000 over the course of the year! Westminster council were accused of illegally raising revenue to fill a gap in their finances through means of parking charges, after a memo was leaked last January. The top twenty most ticketed roads are:Clapham Park Road (Lambeth) ÂŁ914,040 Green Lanes (Haringey) - ÂŁ606,903 The Broadway/Herbert Rd (Ealing) - ÂŁ534,041 Kentish Town Road (Camden) ÂŁ395,491 Mare Street (Hackney) - ÂŁ356,012

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BMW Concept C New dimension in the field of big scooters

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ew ideas and concepts on the subject of two-wheeled mobility are a decades old tradition at BMW Motorrad. Countless times, concept studies and drafts have been presented that reflect the power of innovation and future orientation of BMW Motorrad. With its Concept C study, BMW Motorrad is yet again embarking on a new path and demonstrating a fascinating mobility option for the future. Here, C stands for “commuter”. Particularly in view of the traffic development in urban areas, it presents the prospect of an innovative, sporty big scooter for the future premium segment. As usual at BMW Motorrad, there is more to this study than just an attempt to present a big scooter for the highest demands. Rather, the designers and engineers of BMW Motorrad focused above all on the emotive component in addition to the technical function and quality – and the thrill from the very first moment on. BMW CONCEPT C. EMOTION, DYNAMIC HANDLING, AND FUNCTION IN THE DESIGN. Concept C as a vision of the big scooter is

immediately recognisable as a member of the BMW Motorrad family. For instance, it also presents the so-called “split face”, a visual tripartite of dynamic response extending from the front silhouette to the front wheel cover and beyond. In the style of highly sporty BMW Motorrad models, such as the S 1000 RR, Concept C also features a twin-tipped front spoiler. Unlike the L shaped side view presented up to now by big scooters, with their predominantly vertical body lines and colour scheme, Concept C has ventured on a new, much more sporty and dynamic path. The body lines sweeping up to the vehicle’s rear underscore this big scooter’s active riding character. The high rear section emphasises the lightness and agility of Concept C's powerful two-cylinder engine. Sportiness and dynamism are also underscored by the close cut, speeder-style windscreen. The functional side of this scooter is expressed in stylish design elements, such as the aluminium look of the bash plates with the air intake adopted from the BMW GS. The visionary facet of Concept C is presented by the tyres with flanks and treads of blue.

BMW CONCEPT C. PIONEERING TECHNOLOGY THAT FUELS ENTHUSIASM Concept C presents unusual and innovative solutions that offer a wide prospect of what in future can become reality in this segment. For instance, Concept C features a highly complex monolever mechanism with hollowed-out shaft connected to a suspension strut visible from the outside. In this study, front-wheel control takes the form of an upside down fork. The stable twin disc brake at the front features two radial brake callipers that also underscore the dynamic sportiness of Concept C. In addition, the single disc brake at the rear and the BMW Motorrad ABS provide the maximum possible safety during braking manoeuvres. The dynamic and equally comfortable driving force behind Concept C is provided by a new, two-cylinder inline engine in conjunction with CVT (continuously variable transmission). Engine power, torque, and therefore performance will be moving towards the top of the segment.

Light is cast on a more distant point in the future by the LED headlamp integrated into the face panelling. This future vision is also continued by the deliberate absence of conventional rear view mirrors, which will be replaced in Concept C with two video cameras in the rear. These record the area behind the vehicle and transfer the images to two LCD monitors in the cockpit within view of the rider. The road speed, engine speed, and other data appear on a third LCD display integrated at the centre of the cockpit. BMW Concept C. Perfected rider equipment and stowage space concept. Concept C also testifies to thoughts and ideas extending beyond the actual vehicle. In line with the BMW Motorrad philosophy, a big scooter realised in the Concept C style will also come with a range of adequate rider equipment. In the best BMW Motorrad tradition, the development of a big scooter will also include a suitable stowage space concept.

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