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“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal”.

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de Bellreguard (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Rojales, Tavernes de Valldigna, Villajoyosa, Xabia (Javia), Xixona (Jijona)

Tuesday/Martes Alicante, (Rastro), Aspe, Altea, Barx, Bellreguard, Benijofar, Campo de Mirra, Castalla, Elda, Orihuela, Palma de Gandia, Piles, Playa de Piles (summer evenings), Rafelcofer, Relleu, San Fulgencio, Sella, Tibi, Villalonga, Xalo(Jalon), Xeresa

Friday/Viernes Albatera, Almoines, Banyeres, Benejuzar, Beniarres, Benidoleig, Crevillente, Daimus, Denia (Rastro), El Verger, Finestrat, Gata de Gorgos, Granja de Rocamora, L’ Alfas del Pi, Monforte del Cid, Monstesinos, Moraira, Muro de Alcoi, Oliva, Onil, Petrer, Pilar de la Horadada, Playa de Daimus (summer evenings), Rafol d’ Almunia, Sella, Tibi, Torrevieja, Villalonga.

Wednesday/Miercoles Ador, Albatera, Alcoi, Alqueries, Almoines, Banyeres, Barx, Benjema, Beniaries, Benidorm, Benilloba, Benitatxell, Biar, Callosa de Segura, Calpe (Rastro), El Cammpello, Elda, Guardamar del Segura, La Font d’en Carros, Muchamiel, Monforte del Cid, Novelda, Orba, Ondara, Petrer, Polop, Potries, Rotova, San Miguel de Salinas, Sella, Teulada

Saturday/Sabado Alcoi, Alicante, Almoradi, Alqueria, Banyeres, Bellreguard, Benifairo, Benissa, Callosa d’En Sarria, Calpe, Castalla, Castell de Castells, Catral, Elche, Elda , La Font d’En Carros, La Romana, Gaianes, Hondon de las Nieves, Novelda, Ondara, Pedreguer, Tavernes de la Valdigna (summer evenings), San Vicente del Raspeig, Salinas, Relleu, Santa Pola, Xalo (Jalon) Rastro

Thursday/Jueves Agost, Agres, Albatera, Alguena, Alicante, Aspe, Benidoleig, Cocentaina, Hondon de los Frailes, Llocnou de Sant Jeroni, Pego, Playe

Sunday/Domingo Sunday Market in Albir Benidorm, Elche, La Nucia, Campoverde, Camp de Guardamar, Algorfa, La Marina, Zoco.

CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidorm@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h. EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n ( C/ Ibiza) Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormeuropa@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h. BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormrincon@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h Albir Playa. Paseo de las Estrellas. Platja de l’Albir 2. C.P: 03581. L’Alfàs del Pi. Tel: 96 686 7022. www.lalfas.com alfasplaya@touristinfo.net Summer opening 09:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00h Rest of the year Mon-Fri 09:00 to 14:00 h. L’ALFAS DEL PI Calle Federico García Lorca, 11 (Bajos Ayto.) C.P: 03580. L’Alfàs del Pi Tel: 96 588 8905 or 96 588 8265 www.lalfas.com alfasdelpi@touristinfo.net Winter Mon-Sat 09:00 to 14:00 h. Summer Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 h.

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How time flies when you’re having fun... an old saying but so true and even more so if you’re on holiday or even if you are working here in the Costa Blanca. It is busy busy busy and with so many visitors from the UK here right now, bar and restaurant owners are flat out right through until the end of the November Fiestas. The day time temperatures are continuing to be around 26-27 degrees this is high for this time of year although we have seen much cooler evenings so it is beginning to be more comfortable to sleep with the duvet back on. The weather next week is promised to be much the same so beach lovers you’re fine for now. The dark mornings are sometimes a bit daunting this time of year as it is keeps drawing out later and later. We don’t see the day light until after 8am and then it actually reaches 20 past 8 until 27th when the clocks go back so the extra hour in the morning is great for us early risers, but not so nice to see the long sunny days cut short.... If you came along to the Benidorm Poppy parade it was great to see you and so many people supporting the event, and if you have any local news or events to tell us then call us or e mail, we are waiting to tell everyone!! I hope you enjoy this weeks read and coming soon is our special weekly Buzz Guide to the best Christmas, it is all about where to go for your Christmas party with many great bars and restaurants to visit during the festive season and also where to buy the ideal gifts. With only 69 days left we will be finding for you the very best discounts and offers so please make sure you have your VISTA CARD today. Don’t forget to tune in to VISTA Radio 96.2 FM and find out about our special weekly VISTA Card promotions and listen to the very best sounds of the 60’s 70’s and 80’s. You can also download the phone APP on I tunes or Android simply search VISTA-RADIO or use the links on our website www.vistaradio/fm Marco Baiardo - Editor & Chief marco@vistacostablanca.com

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The record was made on Sunday 13 October at Levis Showboat Entertainment Venue in Benidorm, local charity group known as the Fab Joined forces with the owner of Levis Showboat Wayne Levi. The event was organised specifically for the purpose of raising money for the Relleu children’s home, Tad owner of the Yorshire Pride pubs and Stewart owner of the Geordie bar Benidorm together with Pam and Anne have made continues efforts throughout the year to raise money for this heartbreaking charity. Local businesses and residents came along to the Showboat venue for an afternoon of spectacular entertainment and it really was worth it because not only was it great fun for all but a record of 10,665€ was raised. The joint effort of the Fab 4 included a much welcomed effort from Wayne Levi who done a magnificent job of attracting some of the best local entertainers to perform, Dave Keegen as the Elvis Tribute, Showaddywaddy tribute act, Lady GaGa with her dancing extravaganza, Girls Aloud tribute, Miss

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CoCo Channel and many more acts took part. Many people came along for the day enjoying a Sunday lunch in the restaurant, it was an event for the whole family with something for everyone including a raffle and tombola the donated prizes were incredible and every ticket available was sold to raise money. This event is just one of many that are organised each year by the Fab 4 along with many other events for many different charities being supported here in the Costa Blanca. The ex pat community and local business owners participate in regular fund raising efforts, this is a true sign that the Brits here in Spain together with many orther Europen countries really do care about what is happening all around us and recognise that local charities do need our help. So a massive big thank you from Tad, Stewart, Anne and Pam and to all of those people that helped together with everyone who came along and donated. Keep up the good work Fab 4 and I’m sure our readers will be looking forward to the next fund raising event.

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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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Amazing Turn out for the first Benidorm Poppy Appeal 2013

The Benidorm Poppy Appeal 2013 on 16th October saw hundreds of Brits both Ex-Pats and holiday makers parade along the beach front after being welcomed by the Mayor of Benidorm Agustin Navarro together with the British Consul Paul Rodwell. This is the first official Poppy Appeal to be held in Benidorm. The Royal British Legion in Spain District Chairman, Chris Wyatt, said "I am amazed and truly overwhelmed at the response to the launch of the Poppy Appeal for 2013 here in Benidorm”. 2012 total was an incredible year raising 171,376€ (an increase of 28% over the money raised in 2011). Volunteers give their time to go out to airports, shopping malls, bars etc throughout the year in order that The Royal British Legion in Spain can contribute. These days veterans can now be as young as 18, the Legion is there to support them for the rest of their lives. Spending as it did last year, £250,000 every day, this shows the commitment of the Royal British Legion to those who have served their country.

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From 14th to 20th October, a large group of restaurants put on their tables the infinite varieties of a dish that is the summit of our kitchen, so that the rice stews, mellow and dry, inspired by ingredients from the garden, the poultry or sea, are the heads of a few days in which our restaurants and our professionals will again be protagonists. With the “Second Editions of Rice Dish Days of Benidorm” we close the annual cycle dedicated to enhancing our cuisine as one of the great tourist attractions of Benidorm. A cuisine that every day is better known and more competitive thanks to the efforts deployed by hundreds of local entrepreneurs who have made our identity restoration.


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Three days & nights of parties fun and fiestas throughout the gay village in Benidorm. Most bars take part in this twice yearly event organised between the gay bar owners. There are no door fees or wristbands to get entry simply a chance for everyone to get together and paint the town PINK! More and more visitors from all over Spain and Europe come to Benidorm for what is now known as a main gay destination for an all year around party atmosphere offering almost a dedicated area in the Old Town of Benidorm known as the gay village. Men and women dress up, and have fun. The ideal gay city break in Benidorm is available from 219₏ for 3 nights with flights from London and transfers included. The gay tourist industry in Benidorm is growing more and more with annual events becoming more popular, this year the third gay pride was a huge success and is now already being planned again for 2014. The much needed tourist is vital for the local economy and the gay village of the old town is making a big difference to local business survival and without it the town would really be at a loss and the pink pound known to many in the UK would be spent elsewhere something that we really don’t want! So good luck and sucsess to the many gay businesses this weekend.

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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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HALLOWEEN AND MUCH MORE AT MUNDOMAR

large outdoor theater where thousands of spectators will be the stars of the love story between Diva Christine and the Phantom. A story in which either lack the mystery and drama. This show will be represented in Mundomar in coordination with the dolphins of the complex which will be the theme of this story in which the public can enjoy, among other things, live opera which will be enriched with the exercises performed by the dolphins themselves and their coaches . In this way, the phantom of the opera becomes a unique show because it combines the participation of these amazing marine mammals and the artistic, staging and decor that means adapting the work to the park's facilities.

Face painting, workshops for children, themed restaurant and a festive atmosphere will make Mundomar´s 2013 Halloween an unique and unforgettable experience for families to enjoy. The Phantom of the Opera is the highlight of this celebration to be held in Mundomar from October 9th to November 3rd. Until November 3rd, Mundomar change its "face". Its facilities characterized by great beauty and rich environmental as well as its freshness become the largest live passage of terror for the whole family. Witches, haunted pumpkins, skeletons and ghosts become common these days in the park of exotic and marine animals of Benidorm. SHOW STAR: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA This show is set in an idyllic setting as Mundomar dolphinarium which becomes a

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NEW SHOWS "The Enchanted Forest" (parrot show) The Mundomar parrot family will live a fast-paced and terrifying Halloween adventure. These smart little friends are accomplices of a girl lost in a dark and haunted forest. For out of this forest, the small should learn to take care of tropical birds and pass a series of tests of the hands of two scout ghost that guide her through the process. "The Munsters" (sea lion) This terrific family visits Mundomar on Halloween to involve all park visitors from their wild adventures. However, among the protagonists stands the group of sea lions of Mundomar which will make the audience to die laughing with their antics.


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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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Good start for Craft NATIONAL POLICE ARREST Fair in their new location 3 PEOPLE FOR DRUG

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ast Sunday the weekly Craft Fair in La Nucía started its autumn season in a new location. From February to June the market ran every Sunday in the square in front of the Town Hall, a very nice corner of the old town but a bit tight for space. It looks like it was a good idea to change to the Plaça dels Músics along the main road: most passing cars slowed down to look what was going on, and, judging by the number of visitors, many decided to park their cars and have a better look at the colourful stalls. The Plaça dels Músics offers more flexibility, is in direct sight of passing cars and has its own charm, with trees, a children's playground and a barwith-terrace. Also, the artesans have much more space, space enough to set up a little workshop next to their stalls to make the fair livelier and more interesting. And there is room for more stalls. Plenty of room for up to twenty stalls, instead of trying to squeeze o dozen or so in a very tight space. And what

stalls! Amata, the regional crafts association, has registered "Artesanía de Autor" as proof that everything shown on the stands is made by the people at the stall, not something you will see in many other so-called craft fairs. There are people working in the fair; if you have a special requirement and it is not too complicated, often you can get it done while you wait. Or you can place an order and pick it up a fortnight or three weeks later.

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Each Sunday, from 10 till 2, between 15 and 20 stalls are set up, but there will be different people each week, so that participants can rest, or go to other week-end fairs. It's a lively scene, with occasional live shows (ring 639 979 678 or look at www.amata.es for details, English spoken and English web page). On 20 October, for instance, Maxi and Dixi, a pair of extraordinarily talented musical puppets, will perform for their honoured public. La Nucia Town Hall also organises guided walks round the Old Town, starting on the fair at 11, 12 and 13 hours in various languages, including English - in what is after all a very pretty town. All in all it promises a good way of spending Sunday morning.

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entertainment Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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Taking Benidorm by storm!

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o write a story or to report to the public one needs to experience what hopefully the reporter wants to portray, so in the line of "duty " I went along to valentines night club just off Calle Gerona opposite the riudor hotel to see a singer called Marty wade and I was extremely surprised. The Clarity of his voice was outstanding ,must re-think my nights out as Cabaret seems to be the way to go. The audience loved this man and his very strong, charismatic style of singing. His performance used a wide variety of material and Marty had the audience participating and singing along it was great!!! As we sat and listened people from the streets started to hear Marty singing and the room completely filled!

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The crowd erupted in applause shouting for more once the show had finished, then he had to perform two extra songs. 48 year old Marty is married to Mandy and is the father of 3 children. Jamie 21, Joanna 20 and Jade who is sweet 16, he's also a grandad! to little Maisy aged 2.Originally from Walsall in Birmingham he has sung all over, Scotland, Wales even Fort Lauderdale for 21 nights before here he was singing in Blackpool for over 12 years until he decided that he wanted everyone to be able to enjoy his talents, and with Benidorm being the best place for Cabaret especially in the winter season, he flew over in August of this year. He loves the Buzz around Benidorm, and the fact that "most of the clubs and bars are just like being back in the uk in the 70's". I asked if he had been singing long, "since I was 8" he has had no professional vocal training he was just born with this talent.I guessed from his show that his musical influences were people like Tom Jones, Engelbert Humperdinck, Shirley Bassy and obviously he draws his inspiration from Joe Longthorne himself! Marty has worked with an array of stars, Cannon and Ball, Frank Carson, Jimmy Cricket, "and there's more..." (Haha) He is pictured above with Ken Dodd in 2003 who said Marty was one of the best voices he'd heard. He has made many friends in the short time he has been in Benidorm, Flash Harry and Maureen being two of the best and have helped him tremendously. He likes going out to enjoy the other acts around especially the comedians Jason Kane and Albi Senior. Asked about singers in his similar genre and he said that he though Sean Foster

Conley was a fantastic singer. I saw the Joe Longthorne tribute at Valentines cabaret bar where a great team behind the scenes help Marty. Chris Jaye is the master of ceremonies and having 20 years of experience here in Benidorm always makes sure that his lighting and sound is spot on. Vicente, the owner should be very happy. You can see Marty Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm and starting from the 12th of October every other Saturday at the Flamingo Oasis Hotel. Go along and see the show,you won't be disappointed!


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travel around Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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Calpe Oktoberfest Beer Festival October 24-3 Nov

How to get to Calpe

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BUS: www.alsa.es You need to go to the main bus station located at: Paseo els Tolls s/n. Once there, you need to get to the lower floor and you will see the ALSA ticket office. Just ask for information on how to get to Calpe. TRAIN: www.tramalicante.es The train station is near Avenida Beniarda. You can get your ticket to Calpe via machine or in desk. The TRAM starts at 6.30am ands ends at 23.30pm every day.

The "Oktoberfest" is the Calpe Beer festival, organised by the Carnival Club of Calpe. The 26th festival dates are still to be confirmed but are around October/November behind the Club de Tennis in the Partida Gargasindi (opposite the Silene de Ifach Nursery). The Mayor will inaugurate the Fiesta by opening the first barrel of beer at 20:00 hours. During the ten days of fiesta, the tent will open to the public at 18.00 hours, the music will start playing an hour later. As usual, in this spectacular celebration of a taste of Germany,

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it is expected that over 10,000 people will pass through the tent during the 10 days of celebration. - Non-stop Party & entertainment. - Music & Dancing with Steinsberger - Night Fever Party with Steinsberger. - Oldie night with music from the 70's, 80's & 90's. - Live Music from other bands (to be confirmed) including - New Orleans Hot Dogs band. - Country Music Night

CAR: N-332 By car is the direct way to get to Calpe. Just go onto the N332 direction Valencia and in 20Km you will get to Calpe. Go in the first exit you will see after going through Altea - Altea Hills - Mascarat tunels. You will go down to Calpe and you just need to follow the signs. Remeber the OKTOBERFEST is situated just behin the Tennis Club.


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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

Mayra Indian Cuisine

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he Brits are famous for loving Indian food so where better to find this new restaurant than in La Nucia where the population is 46% foreign nationals and most being British. So I went along to meet the owner Anil and talk about what makes Restaurant Mayra any different to other Indian food restaurants in the Costa Blanca, I was excited to taste the food as it has been a while since I had a curry. When I arrived I immediately noticed how spacious and colourful the restaurant was, the tables were set out so that there was plenty of room between them, there were some different areas offering privacy and that were ideal for private parties. Anil told me that the menu was designed specifically to offer an authentic north Indian style of cooking, the chef had been cooking in India for 15 years after studying as a chef. The menu was set out as a traditional a la carte with a separate Indian Tapas menu offering small dishes from 3.50€ including a drink. The Special Menu available all day and night was only 9.95€ offering a choice of 30 main courses accompanied with either rice or Nan bread also popadoms and dips to start and one small drink followed with a dessert or coffee. I chose a classic curry Lamb Rogan Josh with Pilau rice, Nan Bread and Taka Dal, I prefer curries with a sauce although I had seen many sizzling platters coming from the kitchen that got my taste buds going with an amazing aroma of the tandoori spices that filled the room. My lamb was tender and moist, the sauce was not very spicy but full of flavour. If you like your curry with a little kick then I would recommend you ask for what you prefer when you order. For me it was the Nan bread that won full marks 10 out of 10 because I know that fining real good Nan bread is not that easy here in Spain. I’m not sure if it the flour available here but often I have had flat thin Nan and I prefer thick puffy but with a little crisp on the outside. This was exactly what I got and for me made the meal. The portion size was good and the services to me was perfect not too much attention so you weren’t being overlooked but enough to feel that you were being looked after. I had to finish all my food although I must say this was quite a task but was helped along the way with two bottles of cobra beer that were served ice cold. “The convenience of having a local Indian restaurant for the many urbanisations in the La Nucia area and also a free delivery service is exactly what people

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01 Beach Terrace Bar Edf. Torre Principado, Av de Madrid, Local 26. 672 856 131. 10% Discount. Descuento de 10%. 02 Mailbox Benidorm Calle Ibiza num 16, bajo 3, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503. 965853586. Vista Offer, Visit us and get FREE Internet Access 15 mins 03 Daytona Rock Bar Playa de Levante. 667 463 382. 20% Discount off drinks. Descuento de 20% en bebidas. 04 Lazy Cow Avenida de Madrid. 965 040 624. Free bottle of wine with 2 main meals on Tuesday & Wednesday. Free shot with first drink. Los Martes y Miercoles una botella de vino gratis con dos comidas. Chupito gratis con su primer bebida. 05 Guinness Bar Playa de Levante. 965 853 062 /659 411 879. 20% off. Descuento de 20%. 06 Pick a Card (Indoor market) Number 69/70 www.bbballoons.net 669997272 vista offer 5% discount 07 KU Lounge Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 607 744 802. 20% Discount off all drinks. Descuento de 20% en bebidas. 08 Yorkshire Pride 3 Calle Dr Severo Ochoa, Rincon de Loix. 649788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chuptito gratis. 09 Wooky Hollow 1 Calle Gerona 7, Benidorm – Free Shot (opposite Yorkshire Pride 1) 10 Moon Beach Lounge Bar Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 965 850 919/607 744 802. 20% Discount off all drinks. Desuento de 20% en bebidas. 11 Payro Avenida Mediterráneo, 42 Spend 100 euros In Shop And Receive A 10€ Discount. 12 Rachels Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa 6. 635 688 885. - Free Shot & VISTA offers of the day 13 Red Dog Western Bar Calle Lepanto. 679 179 424. Free Shot. Chupito gratis 14 Newlife Alteanos 5, Calle Jaen 8, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503 15 Sinatras Entertainment Calle Ibiza 12. 679 179 424. Venue 10% Discount. Descuento de 10%. 16 Yorkshire Pride 2 Calle Londres. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 17 Yorkshire Pride 1 Calle Gerona 5. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis.

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18 Sharkys Avd doctor Severo Ochoa 36 Opposite the car park at Camping el Raco. Vista offer Free ice cream with your menu 19 The Last Stop Karaoke Sports Bar. Calle Gerona. 10% discount off drinks. Descuento de 10% en bebidas. 20 The Plaza Avenida de Estocolmo. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 21 Golden Doner Kebap Calle Emilio Ortuño 6, Local 2 Benidorm, Old Town Benidorm. 607 329 141 Free Shot 22 Tikki Beach Playa de Levante. 660 26 1052. 10% off all food. Descuento de 10% en comidas. 23 Why Not Bar Avenida del Mediterraneo 41, 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 24 Triangle Karaoke Bar Avenida de Estocolmo 3. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. 25 Tropical Entertainment Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa. 10% off with Vista 26 Tiki City Calle Gerona. Free shot. Chupito gratis 27 Bodhran Irish bar Calle Doctor Orts Llorca. 965 860 093. Free baby Guinness. Guiness pequeño gratis 28 The Spring Chicken Calle Londres 5&6. Vista offer 3 for the price of 2 on Bottled Amstel 29 Segway Tours Benidorm , Phone : 607333300 Vista offer: 5€ discount when you book your segway tour 30 Grill House Avenida del Mediterráneo 33. 639115299. 10% Discount on all food and drinks. Descuento de 10% en bebidas y comidas 31 El Italiano Plaza Triangular 965859533. 20% off bill with Vista Card between 12-7pm. Free glass of cava after 7pm. All offers exclude Menu del Dia 32 Royal Queens Hotel Plaza constitucion 5, Old Town Benidorm. 10% off Restaurant Dining 33 The Magic Roundabout Calle Ibiza. 696 493 685. Free glass of wine with meal. Una copa de vino gratis con la comida. 34 Rays II Chippy Av. Mediterraneo 58. 10% off plus free dessert. (Excludes specials, minimum spend 7€) Descuento de 10% y un postre gratis. 35 Flash Hotel Avd Derramador num 2, Benidorm New Town, Alicante, 03503 Flash hotel in Benidorm offers a 10% discount off your final bill in the Flash bar with your Vista Card.

36 Stretford End. Calle Londres 966 807 424 /626 270 860. Free bottle of bubbly for groups. Una botella de champan gratis para los grupos 37 Spice of Life Indian Restaurant Calle Doctor Orts Llorca 11. 965 866 881/660 148 620 Buy one dish get one free or 10% off the A la Carte menu. Compra una comida y le damos una comida gratis o descuento de 10% del menú a la carte. 38 India Gate C/ Gerona nº 2. 636 059 785. 10% off the a la carte menu. Descuento de 10% del menu a la carte. 39 Margys Bar Calle Mirador Benidorm - 672 563 329 10% OFF DRINKS AND FOOD 40 Aqualandia CLOSED 41 Benidorm Palace Avenida Severo Ochoa 13. 673 652 340. 3€ discount when you book with Vista www.vistacostablanca.com. Descuento de 3€ cuando hace su reserve con Vista Costa Blanca. www.vistacostablanca.com 42 ADA Scooter Rental Calle Castellon Benidorm 966 877 844 Save 20% off YoYo hire 43 Come y Calla Avenida de Madrid Playa Levante. Benidorm 676 091378 Bottle of CAVA Free with 2 meals 44 Amigo 24 Opposite Benidorm Market. 966 831 690. 10% off mini Scooter Hire. Descuento de 10% de mini scooter. 45 Rock and Roll House Avenida Doctor Severo Ochoa 6, 965 856 020. 2-4-1 on bottles of Cruzcampo. Dos botellas de cruzcampo de precio de una. 46 Topo Gigio: Avenida Mediterraneo 9. 10% off with Vista Card. 47 Klee Kafee Calle Pal 9. 688 654 349. FREE Shot and a night of great entertainment at our SHOW BAR, with some of the best drag acts in Spain and from all over the world. Special Vista Card deals available when you book your party here with us. 48 Jumping Jacks – Calle Gerona 17, Benidorm – Free Shot 49 Euroclinica Rincón - Diagnostic Clinic and Dentist. Avenida dr. Severo Ochoa 6. 96 6830849 / 96 586 7801. (24hrs) Free Dental Check up. Revision dental gratis 50 Europound Indoor Market. 664 43 514 Get an extra rate on English Pounds exchange 51 Brujula Bike and Scooter Rental – Av Europa No 20, Benidorm 965856327 – 5% Discount 52 The Tartan Bar – Av Meditteraneo 43,

Next to the Black Chicken – Free Shot 54 Bar Silhouette Calle Amsterdam 4, Benidorm 602 544 747 FREE Shot and 10% off the bar bill 55 White Horse Avenida de Estocolmo 7. Free shot. 56 Subway Buy one get one free. Beach Front, Av Alcoy, Benidorm. 966 806400 57 Subway Buy one get one free Next to Burger King, Rincon, Av Estocolmo2 – 966 830546 59 Peggy Sue Avda de Ruzafa 11, Old Town Benidorm 966 812327 – Free Pink Lemonade 61 Jokers Calle Filipinas / Calle Lepanto. 965 862 849. Save 10% on your drinks 62 Chaplins Calle Mallorca 7. 965869430. Stag or Hen get a free drink of their choice and a free shot for the group. 63 Sinatras Sports Calle Mallorca 12. 966807380. 10% discount. Descuento de 10%. 65 The Big Willy Joke Shop Calle Gerona 23, Next to Tiki City opposite Hotel Marina. 66 Terra Natura 5€ Discount / Descuento 67 KM Playa Beach Front, Av Alcoy Benidorm. Free Shot 68 Casbah Lounge Av Madrid 32, Beach front Rincon de Loix – Buy 2 meals and get a FREE bottle of wine 69 The Sun Calle Lepanto opposite the taxi rank, near Jokers Disco. Vista offer: Free Sun newspaper with 2 meals or breakfasts 70 Benidorm Crazy Golf Avenida Mediterraneo 54, Save 5€ with a Group of 6+ 71 Curry Mile Av Severa Ochoa 38 - 15% off 40€ a la carte menu 73 Juke Box Avenida De Roma 9 - 634 041 767. 10% off food any time. Descuento de 10% de comida. 74 Tattoo Land Avd Mediteraneo 66. Bajo 58. Special offers for group bookings. 10% Discount off tattoos above 100 euros. Ofertas especiales para grupos. Descuento de 10% en tatuajes de 100 euros o mas. 75 Laser medical Avenida Europa 8 1,c. Benidorm Amazing discounts with VISTA Call (0034) 638674524 drgustavofernando@hotmail.com 76 Irish Connection Celtic football club bar...free themed CD with first round of drinks CALLE IBIZA 9. LOCAL 13/14 NEXT

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advertise with us AND GET NOTICED FOR AS LITTLE AS 20€/WEEK TO THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT RESTAURANT,BENIDORM 03503 77 Zenet Handy Man Home improvements Finestrat/ Benidorm, Villajoyosa, Altea, Finestrat, Alfaz Del Pi, Tel. Number: 616 694 776 / 649 873 780. 10% Discount off your bill with your Vista Card. Descuento de 10%. 78 Hotels TV Calle Lepanto 28, Benidorm - Free Airport Transfer with each Hotel Booking. www.hotels.tv costablanca@hotels.tv – 965854673 79 Caraby Dog Hotel/Boarding Kennels. C.N.332 Km 148, Variante Benidorm, 660 103 003. 50 euros off dog obedience training. 20% discount off doggrooming. Descuento de 50 euros en entrenamiento de perros y 20% de descuento en peluqueria canina. 80 Benibike - Avda Ametlla del mar,4, In front of Burger King rincon de Loix . 672 222 250 Save 1€ per person on the BeniBike Beer Tour. Descuento de 1 euro per personna. 82 El Teatro Entertainment venue, parties, karaoke and flamenco, group bookings welcome. Calle Gerona Benidorm 10% discount with Vista Card 83 The Black Chicken - Local 43 Av Mediterraneo 12 Benidorm also from Calle Gerona - Free Shot with VISTA CARD 84 Movilquick Avenida Almendros 18 Old Town Benidorm- 965046000 www.movilquick.net Free case for you mobile when you have it unlocked or 5% discount on all repairs. Opposite vodaphone shop near Feu Vert. NEW Shop INSIDE Carrefour HIPERMARKET Ctra Nueva de Finestrat. Km 5 Finestrat 85 John & Josephs Calle Gerona – Free Glass of Wine or beer with main meal 86 Marco Polo Expediciones Outdoor Activity and Rental Centre. Avenida Europa, num 5 Levante Area. Next to Cafe de Paris. 0034 965 863 399 www.marcopoloexpediciones.es 87 Class Kids Avenida Mediterraneo, 44, Benidorm New Town, 03501 965857515 15% Discount 87 UK TV Spain El Tossalet, Alicante, 03580. Discounts available on quotation 88 Monroes Carvery Avenida de Europa 11, Playa de Levante, Benidorm, 03503 - Free Cake and CAVA for parties of 10+ 89 Papagayo Beach Bar & Restaurant - Av Armada Espanola 25, Benidorm. Pizza margarita and caña only 6.50€ 91 Pauls Diner Coblanca 6, Avenida Mediterraneo num 58, Rincon De Loix, Benidorm, 03503. Ask staff for your vista card offer 92 Leonor Beauty Avenida Mediterráneo 66, Coblanca 8, Local 4. OFFER : With your oxygen and vitamin C facial cleanse, receive a free “tired legs” treatment all for only 35€! 93 Talk of the Coast - Walk way between Calle Gerona and Avd

Mediterraneo. 2 x1 on bottles of Amstel with Vista Card 94 Edificio Carabelas Torreyago Holiday Rentals. Calle manila, número 2, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503 965859414 info@lascarabelas.com 95 Simply Delicious Avenida Ametlla Del Mar 26, Rincon De Loix,Benidorm, 03503 Free Sausage Roll with a tea or coffee 96 El Barril Avenida Mediterráneo 37 Edificio Las Flores 03503 Benidorm 965859018 www.bodegaelbarril.com 1/2 point on exchange with Vista Card. Other Shop Locations: Calle Gerona Edificio Waldorf Avenida Mediterraneo 49, Edificio Fontana 97 4 Kings 10% Discount on Food! Avenida del Mediterráneo 43, Benidorm New Town. 98 E GO BICI Avda Armada, Poniente 966 809 151 Weekend Hire Foldable bike only 30€ 100 L’Originale Avda Doctor Orts Llorca. Benidorm 965 858 752 Buy One Get Second Half Price 101 Cayman Levante Beach Limo and Dinner only 39€pp 10% off the snack menu 12-7pm 102 The Castle Inn 4 Calle Finestrat. Benidorm 10% off food bill 103/104 Round Town Travel offices in Benidorm, on-line at www.roundtowntravel.com or call (0034) 966 867 294 (English Speaking). Collect your Free VISTA CARD and buy your discounted tickets to the parks 105 The Pitt Calle Gerona (opposite Jumpin Jacks) 3 for the price of 2 Jaeger Bombs 965851613 106 Dr White Teeth Whitening Indoor Market Mercaloix Benidorm. The Original Dr White(Indoor Market) Teeth Whitening 8 To 12 Shades Whiter No Laser No Pain Normally 89euro Now 65euro +Aftercarekit 107 24 Hour Chemist Avda del Mediterraneo 29. Benidorm 03503 Open every day 96 681 2608 108 7 Palms Avd De La Armada Española, Poniente 634181441 110 Picadilly Corner Avda Cuenca/ Calle Gerona. Vista offer: free glass of sangria 111 The New Beatles Calle Murcia 1, 698 391036 - 2 Bottle Amstel 1.50€ 112 Sawasdeeka Thai Massage Av Castellon - Save 10% off Massage 113 Barnies Bar C/ Almeria 23 -10% off main meals 965 852 296 114 The New Ibrox Calle Lepanto 9 (was TheVillage Pub) vista offer: buy two get one free on Jaeger bombs 115 Isla Cristina Calle Gerona (opposite India Gate) -

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El Paraiso Bar Restaurant Calle Puig Campana 3. 965 878 474. Spend 25 € or more for a free bottle of wine. Gasta 25€ o mas para una botella de vino gratis. Clinica Veterinaria Finestrat Calle Figueretes 31ª . 965878163 Fitness Corpore Poligono Industrial Finestrat. 965 86 05 86. Save 20% on VIP membership also 20% off personal training programme and supplements. Come and try us for 1 free visit with Vista Card. Primer visita gratis con su vista card. Mountain retreat Casa Cristina no 10. Tappiada marraix, Finestrat, Benidorm, 03509. Vista offergroups of 6 or more get one FREE Route 66 Avd Rosa dels Vents 17. La Cala de Finestrat. Vista offer: free side dish with any menu.

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AJL Mechanics Poligono Industrial 96 685 0672 50% off pre ITV check Karting La Vila N-332 / km 143, Vilajoyosa, Alicante, 03570. 965894676 Save 3.50€ per person with Vista Card Maharaja Indian Restaurant Avenida del Puerto 7, Vilajoyosa, Alicante, 03570. Free bottle of wine with any two main meals.

Old Town Benidorm

02 Bodegon Aurrera 2 Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off 618131873 03 La Taperia 10% off. 10 Santo Doming Street, Alicante, Benidorm 618131873 04 El Italiano Buy one meal get 2nd half price all day until 8pm (excluding other meal offers) Plaza Triangular, Plaza Hispanidad 3 Benidorm Tel: 965 859 533 05 La Cava Aragonesa Free bottle of CAVA with a Combo 4 Tapas / La Tabla. Plaza de la Constitucion 2, Calle Martínez Oriola, Old Town . Benidorm, 966801206 06 Klee Kaffe Show Bar Free Shot on Arrival. Calle Pal 9, Old Town Benidorm 688654349 07 Pizzeria Avanti 3 Travasia San Miguel, Coles Street Corner, Old Town Benidorm, 15% off the bill between 13.00 13.30 / 19.30-20.30. 618131873 08 La Braseria 10 Santo Domingo St, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 10% off. 618131873 09 Sidreria Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm,

buzz@vistacostablanca.com 10% off. 618131873 10 Pintoxs Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off 618131873 11 Golden Doner Kebap C/ Emilio Ortuno 6. Benidorm 607 32 91 41 10% Vista Discount . 10% Descuento 12 Toy Planet Benidorm 10% discount off fancy dress costumes. 10% de descuento en disfraces. 13 La Ropita del Covi Calle Antonio Ramos Carratala, nº 20. 966 809 227. Different offers on each day. Diferentes ofertas cada dia. 14 Riccio & Cappricio Calle Ruzafa num 51-55, 96 586 35 41. A free Keratin treatment when you have colours or streaks. Regalan con color o mechas un tratamiento de Keratina. 15 Estetica MJ fuster Natural health center. Calle Gerona,Centro comercial,La Noria ,planta 2,local 14. 965 868 128. 10% Discount on DRELIMPUR. 10% de desuento en el tratamiento DRELIMPUR. 16 Peggy Sue Avda de Ruzafa 11, Old Town Benidorm 966 812327 – Free Pink Lemonade 17 Reparaciones de Relojes Watch Repairs Calle Dr Perez Llorea, Edif .Enbenada Local 14. 965855924 18 Pancho El Hungaro San Pedro 1 over looking Dove Park (next to Refuel Bar) Vista card holders get 10% discount on the bill. 19 MovilQuick Avenida Almendros, Local 18, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 03501 Unlock your mobile phone and receive a free case! Or get 5% discount on all reparations NOW OPEN IN CARREFOUR 20 Pig n Whistle Calle Pal 5 Old Town (opposite the Rich Bitch Show Bar) 21 Isla Cristina Edificio Cire, Local 8, Calle Girona, 3 22 Spec Savers - C/ Gambo 2, Old Town Benidorm 965 859 577 specsavers.es 30% discount 23 Keyhole Bar La gavina 20 , Benidorm 03501 Friendly atmosphere,home cooked food,free bottle of wine with two steak meals 24 Tabernita del Sur Calle Santo Domingo 6. Esq Plaza Constitucion. www.grupoaurerra.com vista offer: with any food order get 1 litre Rebujito 1/2 price!

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What’s Hot and What’s Not tells us. Overall, for the ribs, certainly not worth just under 17 euros - burgers looked far better. Atmosphere would get 4 out of 10 - better places to eat in Benidorm and won’t be trying any of their other “World Famous” venues that’s for sure.Shame it offered so much and delivered very little.

“Good and bad points” Neils Brasserie Plazza Del Torrejo, 5, Benidorm, Spain

“Not our best meal”

Reviewed October 8, 2013 NEW Thought we had to give this place a go , but won’t be rushing back. I had beef noodles and the beef was extremely tough . Wife had pasta said it ok but nothing special. The place lacked atmosphere as well. Paddy W. Dublin, Ireland

“Best meal in benidorm look no further”

Reviewed October 3, 2013 We normally eat at Vagabonds and Paneils but as Neil formerly partner in Paneils had opened Neil’s decided to give it a try and WoW great Location great Service great Ambience and Excellent Food had the three course menu For 12.95 euros and all three courses were perfect great value excellent food and have already booked to go back.

“Best ever”

Reviewed October 3, 2013 via mobile Having visited most of the restaurants in the top ten we decided to visit Neils last night. We were lucky enough to have an outside table with views overlooking the sea. From arriving to leaving everything was perfect so much so we have booked to return on Saturday evening. I have never written a review before but feel this restaurant is not getting the praise it deserves a lot of other restaurants seem to bask in the glory of top ten status and serve very ordinary food whereas Neils is far more than this please visit you will not be disappointed cant wait for Saturday

Tony Romas avda mediteraina, 03503 Benidorm, Spain

“Advertised as World Famous Ribs Famous For What Though?”

Reviewed October 13, 2013 NEW We went to Tony Romas after seeing their sign for World Famous Ribs - and to be honest they might be famous but it is not for the taste / sauce or size. My friends had burgers but I wanted to try these famous ribs, and to be honest wish I had had a burger. Rack of ribs was okay in size, slaw that accompanied it was dry and the fries were just about average. Ribs were quite dry and very little of their famous BBQ sauce. No finger bowl or wipes for hands until asked for. Service was virtually non-existent with the staff just hanging around chatting for the most part and calling on them seemed an inconvenience.

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Reviewed September 30, 2013 Not our usual choice for a meal out and left slightly disappointed The ribs were sublime, the onion rings a real surprise and a treat too, the chicken overcooked and the re-fried beans absolutely disgusting (but to be fair I have never had them before so was unsure what they should be like). The prices seemed reasonable enough, service was a little slow and one of our group got his main long after the rest of us. I would go again even if it was just for the onion rings and ribs.

“Love the ribs”

Reviewed September 30, 2013 Myself and 4 friends visited here last weekend on the Sat night, only had to wait 5 minutes on a table which wasn’t too bad. We all had ribs with the portion sizes just adequate without there being much waste. Although 3 of us 3 of us had our meals placed in front of us 2 of our friends had to wait 5 minutes before they got there’s only because we had to get onto the waiter to see what was happening.

Coco Loco Beach Albir S.L. Paseo De Las Estrellas, 1, 03581 El Albir, L’Alfas del Pi, Spain

“Nice atmosphere”

Reviewed September 26, 2013 via mobile Felt very holiday like, good staff, nice lay out, food not so good, salad and fillings bland, burgers very greasy and the service chargers are a bit of a rip off! No tips for you now! Drinks expensive than anywhere else.

“Fabulous Food, Perfect location!”

Reviewed September 19, 2013 The coco loco beach bar is perfectly located opposite the beach on the end of the promenade. It is always a busy bar, however the service was very quick and efficent. I ate here for lunch and had the goats cheese salad, this was a huge meal, with a big round of goats cheese wrapped in bacon, on a salad with apple and pine nuts, and 2 huge chunks of herby bread. Great value and idylic setting opposite the sea. All of the food I saw was very well presented and of huge portions, a good extensive menu, would say it is more of a lunch time venue, but was still very busy into the night. Definatly the most inviting bar in the row along the front.

“Terrible”

Reviewed August 29, 2013 First we had to wait for 1 hour to get our food. When we told them they just didnt care. After eating, we went inside to pay the bill, because it started to rain

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a lot, and a female staff were so unpolite and said to us to go outside again! We are living in Javea, and we have never experienced anything close to this there. The last thing this waitress did was running out to us and asked us if we had problems with anything, almost screaming in front of other people, weird. I cant understand how they can let her work there unless its not her restaurant. We are never going back to this tourist trap.

Estrella Polar Avda.Albir 79, L’Alfas del Pi, Spain

“Good pizza”

Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile Our go-to-place for take away pizza in albir. Good pizzas at a reasonable price. Nice staff. The owner speaks norwegian as he’s lived in norway, and the other staff speaks english as well as spanish. They also have some more traditional norwegian food.

“The best pizza in costa blanca”

Reviewed March 11, 2013 Owner is a spanish man, who has spent most of his life running a pizza bar in Norway - back in Spain he offers nordic style hospitality and wood oven baked delicious pizzas, fresh pastas, meat, norwegian salmon and local tapas with very reasonable prices. Italian and french wines also available, owner speaks spanish - norwegian - english - german and dutch and french and what else...

“A place for people who likes to talk to a real Norwegian.”

Reviewed January 8, 2013 A good restaurant without any special decoration or intimity,but a very good choose,as the owner is very concerned with his customers,taking very good care of you,and know to present you for the different dishes if you ask for fish,meat or poultry. He even suggested his red housewife in spite of this was cheaper than several brands,and it tasted very good too.

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CLAIRE'S special offers: 10% discount on hair and beauty/nail treatments booked together or 50% discount on our SKEYNDOR facial now only 35 euros. (For 1 week only). And don't forget our Halloween nail art is now available. I am Claire the owner and I have been in this industry for 18 years as a beauty therapist and nail technician, I had a salon in benidorm for 3 years and decided to open a salon in Albir over 2 years ago. Ainsley is my daughter and she is also a nail technician and beauty therapist including facials and

massage. Ainsley has worked for me for 5 years now. New to our team is Roxy our hair stylist who has recently moved to Spain, she is fantastic at suggesting new modern day styles and excellent at colouring too. Not forgetting my mum Susan who moved to Spain in March to retire... and is a also a qualified hair stylist previously owning her own salon in England and now works mornings for us in the salon. (she didn't want to retire really ?) Here at Claire's we have a good professional team, we all work together to help each other out. We are

passionate about what we do, and our customers always come first. We are offering free consultations on any treatment, if you need any advice just pop in to see us, we are always happy to help. Or give us a call on 965 053 144 We are open Every day apart from Tuesday and Sunday from 10am -6pm and Saturdays 10am -4pm. Avenida del Albir 66/68, Albir. You can find us across from the bazaar Asia Chinese shop, next door to the English medical centre.

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ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE Just as the domestic campaign starts flowing again we are interrupted with another International break. Well at least it's not a silly old Friendly. It will give us a chance to see what's been happening so far in this Season's Fantasy League. The 70 Premier League games played so far have contributed to the Fantasy 162 goals,46 clean sheets,226 yellow cards(average of 3 a game) and 7 red ones.The Referees have awarded 16 penalties of which 5 were missed. Mike's Team Super Saints got off to a flying start taking Manager of the Month for August which was sponsored by Rachel at the El. Nui. His Team led for the 1st 3 Weeks then Linda's Bar Tapas,Albir took over for 1 Week before the current Leaders Lee's Little Hulton Albion came to the fore. Rocky's Mini Spurs have been top of our Junior League for the last 2 Weeks taking over from Boshy's Beasts but the Team they will have to keep an eye on is last Seasons Champions Moon Kitten who are in 4th place. The Mark Carter Ladies Section has been topsy turvy with no fewer than 4 Teams reaching the Summit. Linda's Bar Tapas,Beryl's Liverbirds,Debbie's Foxy Filberts and the leaders at the moment Kim's Ginger United have all enjoyed their spell at the top. At the other end of the scale Kim & Rachel's Team El. Nui Baddies looked certain relegation candidates until along came Liverpool's Luis Suarez who has scored

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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

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Horoscope ARIES

Hard to know how the great pioneers of the modern world felt after they accomplished something great, but on Monday you have an inkling. And your recent successes are only going to beget even more success, but not necessarily overnight. Tuesday and Wednesday, for example, you find yourself in an unlikely slump — the problem is simply, once you’ve accomplished something great, where do you go from there? Overseas, maybe? Is a trip in order? Do something this weekend that will enable you to meet strangers — if such strangers are of another culture, all the better.

TAURUS

Nothing makes sense on Monday. Everyone’s acting completely absurd. There’s a strong chance no one means anything by it, and trying to decipher motives behind the madness will only drive you into further confusion. So, relax. Take everything with a grain of salt. If it really starts to bug you, find a good friend (someone steady and normal-seeming) to vent to, but chances are by the end of the week you’ll see that none of it had anything to do with you anyway. Friday or Saturday, you are on the verge of making a purchase when you decide to shop around a bit more.

GEMINI

Strong as your opinions are, you’re smart enough to be receptive to new ideas. A new idea comes your way on Monday and totally flattens you - in a terrific way. It changes everything. It’s not every day that this happens, and it won’t happen again for a while. Tuesday and Wednesday have nothing new to offer you (career worries are on your mind), and Thursday is spent in the company of people very familiar to you (good friends, maybe some coworkers). This weekend, take the initiative in a group situation and everyone will be thrilled to follow your lead.

CANCER

If you were running the lemonade stand all by yourself, you could set all the prices; but you’re in this thing with someone else, and maintaining this relationship is just as important as making money. Tuesday and Wednesday you and you-know-who are more in tune with one another, and this may be a result of your willingness to be chill. Try to be chill on Thursday and Friday too — they will be hectic days and you’ll feel like hurrying, but that will only rattle you. Responding in emotional ways on Saturday won’t solve much. Practice poise this week.

LEO

It’s wonderful to be loyal, but there’s a difference between being loyal and being clingy - and it’s a crucial difference on Monday. Be inventive about your solutions to the problems at hand. If there are any financial dealings at issue on Tuesday or Wednesday, it’s best to table them for the time being. Thursday through Saturday you should be bold about placing yourself in the path of people who know more than you do, and then do your best impression of a sponge. Contrary to what they always say about ignorance and bliss, you love to learn. You also love an opportunity to be an expert - this comes Sunday.

VIRGO

It’s far more generous of you to offer what you would do if you were in you-know-who’s shoes than to offer a critique of said shoes - anyone can be a critic. Also, what you say is just as important as how you say it. The details of this person’s situation are certainly more complicated than you realize, and coming on too strong will only diminish your position from where you can dispense advice (and it is certainly a position you enjoy). As for dispensations of other kinds, money is tight at the end of the week, so don’t go driving down the highway throwing dollar bills out the window.

LIBRA

Enough with the standard fare, you need something fresh and new. Monday’s fun will come from an unlikely source - an acquaintance you haven’t invested much time in, a band you’ve never heard before, a book you’ve always meant to read. Tuesday and Wednesday have you maxed out and with little time for experimental pursuits, but Thursday and Friday offer plenty of social time - that means plenty of time to scoot a chair up to someone you barely know and do something about that. Romance and flirtation also figure strongly on Thursday and Friday - and Saturday, too - and Sunday is pure magic.

SCORPIO

A radical change is on the horizon in your home life. You shouldn’t regard this the same way you’d regard a storm on the horizon: Change is good, and this change will be great. Meanwhile, on Tuesday and Wednesday, your love life is great - for whatever reason (perhaps you’re in charge of designing the outings) you are drawing heavily on your imagination these days. You haven’t felt so engaged in a while. Thursday and Friday find you avoiding conflict and staying fit, and Saturday is a fine time to start something. Sunday is about you and you-know-who.

SAGITTARIUS

Connections come easily to you on Monday - you’re able to finish the sentences of perfect strangers. This says something about your chemistry with these people, but it is also an indication of alertness on your part. Some of this alertness will be obscured on Tuesday and Wednesday by the metaphorical turn your thoughts take - the simplest anecdotes seem to have fable-like significance to you - but on Thursday through Saturday, you aren’t thinking abstractly at all. You’re doing somersaults down slopes and throwing snowballs at someone with whom you’re smitten. Sunday is quiet by comparison.

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Your routine’s starting to blend and blur and become sort of dull to you, but this is a routine that’s treated you pretty well, all things considered. Monday sees you considering a change in style — a different approach to the same game. This is wise. Tuesday and Wednesday find you flexing your creativity in more overtly inspired ways, and Thursday you draw on a resourceful solution to a family problem. Friday and Saturday, you’ll continue to ponder the family situation, but an adventure on Sunday returns you happily to your personal priorities (your love life, for instance).

AQUARIOUS

It’s amazing when you notice - when you can really see - the effect you have on other people. You can see it on Monday, and this evidence of your inspiration in turn inspires you to go on being inspiring. You are part of a happy loop of good feeling. It makes sense that you may deliriously slip into a sort of mystical realm on Tuesday and Wednesday, what with all the vaunted impressions you have of yourself and the people around you. Thursday through Saturday are likewise marked by advanced ideas, thrilling discoveries and interpersonal electricity. Sunday, check up on a relative.

PISCIS

The pressure of everyone else’s problems weighs on you on Monday. Yes, it’s good of you to spend so much time concocting solutions for quandaries that have little to do with you, but some days you need to give yourself a break. To whatever extent possible, try to make all your problem-solving efforts on Tuesday and Wednesday related to your own problems - and if you lack problems, well, hooray! Go to the movies! Unwind! Thursday through Saturday will wind you up again. They will puzzle you. Then again, you love puzzles. Sunday is about softness, poetry, a tasty dinner, stuff like that.

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Menopause The average age for the menopause is 50 to 55, but sometimes women can have an early menopause. Women whose periods stop before they're 45 or who are still bleeding when they're over 55 years old should seek medical advice. Post-menopausal bleeding If a woman has any bleeding (however slight) following the menopause she needs to see her family doctor urgently. IT IS VITAL THAT THE WOMAN IS INVESTIGATED WITHOUT DELAY TO RULE OUT SERIOUS CAUSES. Bleeding between periods or after sex A woman who bleeds between periods or after sex must be seen by a doctor as it can be a sign of infection, abnormalities of the cervix or possibly cancer.

The most obvious cause of missing a period is pregnancy. If pregnancy is ruled out and you miss two or three periods you should see your family doctor. There can be many reasons including:

Sudden changes If your periods suddenly change – for example, they become heavier or longer – get advice. This is especially important for women over 40 and warrants prompt investigation. Changes may be associated with cervical or endometrial polyps, endometrial cancer or a pre-cancerous condition which can be treated if detected early.

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Issue 05 / 17 - 23 October

Good Week

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England players praise Townsend More trouble for Federer England debutant Andros Townsend justified Roy Hodgson's faith in him with a stand-out performance helping England to move a step closer to the World Cup next year with a 4-1 win over Montenegro. The win guaranteed a top-two finish in Group H. There is still work to be done if the Three Lions are to book a place at Brazil 2014, but they can now rest a little easier heading into Tuesday's clash with Poland at Wembley. Townsend always looked lively getting the ball down and running at players, and he got his just rewards with a goal on 78 minutes that sealed the victory when putting England 3-1 in front after Montenegro had just got back into the game.

Taylor whitewashes Chisnall

The records and the titles keep coming for Phil Taylor after he destroyed Dave Chisnall 6-0 to win the World Grand Prix title in Dublin for the 11th time. World No 1 Taylor won 18 of the 20 legs in a ruthless display which left Chisnall shaking his head in disbelief - after The Power won the first three sets without Chisnall even having a

Roger Federer split with tennis coach Paul Annacone after more than three years working together after another disappointing defeat - this time out in China at the Shanghai Masters. Federer made the announcement just two days after crashing out in the third round of the Shanghai Masters to Frenchman Gael Monfils. The former world number, now seventh in the rankings, revealed on his website that he was calling time on his relationship with Annacone, who also coached Pete Sampras during his glory years.

shot at a closing double and he simply refused to back off. At one point it seemed as if the 16-time world champion would win the match without dropping a single leg but Chisnall finally ended the onslaught in the first leg of the sixth set - where Taylor failed to even get under way by hitting a starting double!

David Lynn

Englishman David Lynn ended his nine-year wait for a second European Tour success by shooting a superb final round 63 to win the Portugal Masters, where we almost got the first round of 59 in Europe. Despite finishing runner-up in last year’s US PGA Championship and enjoying an excellent 2013 season on the PGA Tour, the Englishman hadn’t won in Europe since capturing the 2004 KLM Open 224 starts ago. That changed with his success at the Oceanico Victoria Golf Course, where Scott Jamieson almost made history on Saturday as his chip from the edge of the green just missed the hole for what would have been the first 59 on the European Tour. advertise with us AND GET NOTICED

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13:45 Newcastle v Liverpool 14:00 Arsenal v Norwich 16:00 Chelsea v Cardiff 16:00 Everton v Hull 16:00 Man Utd v Southampton 16:00 Stoke v West Brom 16:00 Swansea v Sunderland 18:30 West Ham v Man City

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Monday 21 October 2013

21:00 Crystal Palace v Fulham Club Pld Pts Arsenal 7 16 Liverpool 7 16 Chelsea 7 14 Southampton 7 14 Man City 7 13 Tottenham 7 13 Everton 7 12 Hull 7 11 Man Utd 7 10 Aston Villa 7 10 Newcastle 7 10 West Brom 7 9 West Ham 7 8 Cardiff 7 8 Swansea 7 7 Stoke 7 7 Fulham 7 7 Norwich 7 7 Crystal Palace 7 3 Sunderland 7 1

Champions League Tuesday 22 October 2013 UEFA Champions League

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Wednesday 23 October 2013 UEFA Champions League

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Real Madrid chief Florentino Perez says Gareth Bale could play against Malaga

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has again stressed there are no major doubts over Gareth Bale's fitness and he could feature this weekend. Reports emerged over the weekend from Madrid-based Marca, claiming that Bale had a slipped disc in his back and could require surgery. It was claimed that Real first found out about the problem during Bale's medical ahead of his record-breaking move to the Spanish capital at the start of September. But Perez has rubbished these claims, and told television show Punto Pelota: "I'm surprised. It's difficult to understand such a cruel story. "It was the first time I had heard talk of that subject (a herniated disc). The paper also wrote that I had been told about this problem during the medical. It's totally false. "It's very serious as it plays with the image of Real Madrid and Bale. It can be very damaging and is not a minor issue. We want to know why it happened.

Former champion frustrated

"It surprised us even more when we found out a reporter from the paper (Marca) called our medical team, as well as Bale's representative, and decided not to even put a line in about what they said. "It was something that was intended to do harm and that's why we are surprised. It affects the image, dignity and economic value of Bale. "The player and his team are worried because they have contracts and campaigns that this could affect. They've said he has a hernia when he doesn't and our lawyers are looking at what can be done." Perez insists that Bale could feature against Malaga and said: "Gareth is calm and ready and is hoping to play on Saturday. "Everybody knows that, because he did not have a proper pre-season, he suffered a thigh strain. "He is training well and wants to play and demonstrate that all this has just been an unpleasant and unfortunate start."

by lack of Ferrari development F ernando Alonso had some strong words to say about Ferrari's lack of development when he addressed the media after the Japanese GP. Can you finish second in the Constructors' Championship? Fernando Alonso: "Mercedes will take points off Lotus and vice-versa, but the most important thing is that we are on the podium. If we are on the podium at the next four races then it will not be a problem." You were behind the Sauber with the Ferrari engine once again at this race. Is that frustrating for you and was the way that you overtook him a sign of that frustration? FA: "No, not frustrated - to be honest Sauber have made a step forward in the past races, especially when Pirelli reintroduced the 2012 tyres. They are getting back to a similar performance level as last year. Perez and Kobayashi were very good and in fact Kobayashi was even on the podium here at Suzuka, proving that the Sauber are strong in this race. "They have a little bit less top speed compared to us

or compared to Korea when they ran with very little downforce, so we had the possibility and it was good, but to finish fourth or fifth is no big change - it is just extra points for the team. So I am happy, but nothing really more to say." Fernando Alonso missed out on a podium place after finishing 4th at the Japanese Grand Prix. Felipe Massa didn't follow team-orders in the first stint. How do you feel about that? Any problems? FA: "We cannot make a big thing out of it. We are racing and whatever we did we would have finished in the same position because we could not achieve anything more. I don't know exactly what happened, but there is zero problem. "We are trying to do our best fairly - me, the team - to score as many points as possible and sometimes it is not easy when the performance is not super. It is never easy when we are fighting for seventh and eighth place. It would be nice to come back to the old days at Ferrari of fighting over first and second and then deciding who

wins like Red Bull do - one car does two stops, one car does three stops and the finish first and second - this is a much easier life. "I am always trying to do my maximum and Ferrari are always trying to do their maximum so let's do our maximum in the last four races." It seems since Pirelli changed the tyres Ferrari have struggled. Is that the case or is it simply the team have not been able to develop the car? FA: "The problem is our development. The problem is that we didn't adapt to the tyres or had the steps that we planned. We arrived at the races in July with some updates that looked good on paper, but not so much on the track and I think that slowed down the performance improvement that we should have had. "The Pirellis are an extra thing. It is clear some teams lost a little bit of performance, some have gained a little bit of performance - like Sauber as we have said - but they had to make the changes because the other tyres explode. So it was not a decision to make one team better than another team - it was a change so we could continue racing in the championship, so there is nothing we can do."

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