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Her Majesties Ambassador by Simon Russell to Spain, Simon Manley, has written an open letter to all Spain. British nationals living in Rather than summarise we I wanted to update you on the recent developments on our exit from the EU. As many of you are no doubt aware, on Sunday 25th November, there was a special European Council on Brexit. EU leaders agreed the  Agreement and Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU. Citizens’ rights is a key part of the agreement, so this represents a big step forward in providing certainty for UK nationals living in Spain. As the PM said following the European Council “If you are one of the over 3 million EU citizens who has come and built your life in the UK - come to be our colleagues, our neighbours and our friends - you need a deal

have shown the transcript in click on the link. full below. To see the letter for The government site also yourself you can go to www. contains a lot of information and relevant expatriates.

that guarantees your rights. If you are one of the almost 1 million UK nationals living elsewhere in the EU, you need the same. This deal delivers for you all.” The next stage is for the UK Parliament to vote on the deal the Government has negotiated, which is expected on the 11th of December. The European Parliament will also vote on the agreement. If approved, the Withdrawal Agreement will secure the rights of 1 million UK nationals living in the EU. It means that the 300,000 British people who have chosen to make Spain their home have a legal guarantee that they will be allowed to stay here after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019.

The Agreement also defines the Implementation Period as running from 30 March 2019 and until 31 December 2020. All UK nationals lawfully residing in Spain on 31 December 2020 will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement. Under the current rules, UK nationals living in Spain must register with the Spanish authorities (at the Oficina de Extranjeros or at a designated local police station) to be legally resident here.


Missing British woman BODY FOUND READ MORE PAGE 3 A Guardia Civil helicopter involved in the search for missing British animal trainer Amy Gerard in Tenerife have found a body floating in the water

close to where she was last seen. 28 year old Amy, who worked with killer whales and other animals at the islands Loro Parque sea world, was last seen on

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29 November. She had been outside the Molly Malone Irish Bar in Puerto de la Cruz which she left with...


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6 financial steps to take now for a fresh start in 2019

It may only be the start of December but soon Christmas will have been and gone, New Year’s Eve will be upon us and then before you know it we will be in 2019. Looking ahead to a fresh start that New Year’s Day affords us all, we at Chorus Financial have drafted a list of 6 financial year-end tips to help our readers prepare for a financially sound 2019.

Consider tax strategies

If you expect your tax bracket to rise or fall in the current year — for example, if you’ve recently retired or started a new job — it might make sense to consider opportunities to accelerate deductions into the current year or postpone them to 2019. Maybe you’replanning to become tax resident in Spain from the start of 2019? If you are then it is essential that your current financial position is reviewed to ensure all of your savings/investments & pensions continue to be tax efficient and legal once you become a Spanish resident.

Review your investment mix

Review all insurance coverage

Take a look at your coverage for your car, home, life insurance, etc. to be sure you have enough — and not too much — and that you’re not overpaying. Look at whether you could drop some deductibles to save on premiums or if you have some unnecessary ‘extra’ features in your policy that are adding up. Comparison-shop among insurance companies to see whether switching makes sense.

sure the beneficiaries you’ve designated in your will, match your current wishes. If you’ve never made a Spanish will but have assets in Spain, you should also be aware that the Spanish law is very different to the UK. If your Will doesn’t specify that you wish for it to be written under British law then Spanish law will automatically apply. Spanish law states that two thirds of your assets automatically go to your children and you only have the free disposal on one third.

Are your investments still in line with your goals and risk tolerances? Changes in the values of your stocks, bonds and other holdings over the past year may have moved the relative weights away from what best meets your needs. For example, if the stock market had a good year, the percentage of your investments in stocks may have Get your budget in shape Review your will drifted upward from what you see as the A budget that maps out your expected Especially if you’ve had a recent family right proportion of stock market risk. The event such as a marriage, birth, new income, fixed expenses such as rent or approach of the new year is a good time to grandchildren or a divorce, the approach of mortgage and card payments, what you plan review your mix. the new year is a good opportunity to make to set aside for savings, and what’s available

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for everything else you may want can help you stay on track toward your financial goals. If you don’t already have a budget, the new-year milestone is a great time to start. If you’re already using a budget to help manage your finances, a year-end tune-up can help you make sure it’s still current.

Review your retirement-plan

Whether you are years away from retirement, or if it’s just around the corner, a new year is always a good time to review your current pension provisions. For some it might be just a case of making sure you are still on target to retire on your intended date, with an annual income that you desire or for some it’s a question of should I leave my pension where it is or move it to SIPPbut for others it could be a real wake up call. Planning for retirement is often pushed aside because life gets in the way however a Financial Adviser can help you plan for your retirement goals and work with you to achieve them. So, whether you would just like a professional opinion on your current provisions or whether you need to start planning DON’T put it off for another year!” At Chorus Financial we are here to help you every step of the way, we help our clients plan for their future financial goals and we work hard to make sure they stay on target to achieve them. Call Chorus Financial now on 693107044 or email t.storer@

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A LETTER FOR BRITS Body found in search for missing IN SPAIN British woman by Simon Russell


Therefore, I and the team strongly recommend you ensure you are correctly registered as a resident, as is your current obligation. For detailed advice on registering, please see our Living in Spain guides.  We will, of course, update our advice if the Spanish authorities announce any changes to the registration requirements linked to Brexit. During the Implementation Period, you will be able to visit, live and work in the EU broadly as you do now. If you want to move to a different Member State, you will be able to do so during the Implementation Period.

UK nationals and their • Make sure you are correctly families covered by the registered with Extranjeria Agreement will continue to here in Spain. Please have broadly the same access see uk/living-in-spainand to healthcare, pensions sign up for email alerts to and other benefits as they stay up to date and find out currently do.  And you will about our outreach events, be able to leave Spain for up by visiting the Living in to five years without losing Spain guide on your right to return if you • Follow our “Brits in Spain” have acquired the relevant social media channels, residency status. If you have including on Facebook any questions about who is • Both the Embassy and our covered by the Withdrawal network of consulates will Agreement, please see the UK continue with  outreach nationals living in the EU eventsacross Spain to pages.” answer your questions about your rights and Brexit, with three events planned before Christmas and more planned for the new year.  And we will continue to update you with key information in the months ahead. In the meantime, I would like to wish all British nationals living in Spain, a very merry Christmas.

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...her German boyfriendCONTINUED FROM FRONT PAGE Dennis Kissling at 12.20am, the last confirmed sighting of her. Amy’s family flew to Tenerife to help with the search and a massive social media appeal was launched. Spanish authorities also expressed their deep concern after learning of the circumstances she went missing in. The police have said that it is too early to say if the badly decomposed body is that of the young British woman. It was discovered by the Puerto de la Cruz lighthouse, close to where Amy lived and was last seen. The body was spotted at around 11am on 4 December and was brought ashore covered in blankets while families continued to play in the sea and on the beach, unaware of the unfolding drama.  A local councillor said they were “pretty certain” it is the missing British woman but an autopsy will confirm the identification and hopefully Photo: Amy Gerard the cause of death.

by Simon Russell



Brit surrenders after three month manhunt

A 45 year old British national has been detained by authorities in Malaga in connection with the death of a 65 year old man in August. The incident happened at around midnight on a busy Fuengirola street in mid August. The suspect had punched Argentine national Mario Sauco following on from an argument the pair had had in a bar earlier. Mr Sauco fell badly, and though the assailant initially tried to help the victim, when he saw how badly hurt he was he fled the scene although blurry pictures had been taken

Capital clampdown

by Simon Russell

of him by this time. Mr Sauco never emerged from a coma and died in hospital ten days later, prompting a manhunt by police as well as a social media campaign by the victim’s family. Although it is thought that the defendant fled back to the UK the next day it is believed he has returned to Spain voluntarily to face likely charges. He was detained as soon as he stepped off the plane and taken to a court in Fuengirola.

Photo: The start of the emission control zone in Madrid

Top: Mario Sauco Inset: British suspect

Refusing Food TWO CATALAN separatist leaders have started a hunger strike in protest over the treatment they have received by Spain’s judiciary. The lawyer of

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leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Turull said last weekend that they had started refusing food as the courts failed to process numerous appeals in relation to their cases.

Jordi Pina said: “ One of the only legitimate protests that these people are allowed to do is go on a hunger strike.” Spain’s Supreme Court brought charges of rebellion and misuse of public funds against 18 separatist leaders,

following last year’s illegal independence vote. Nine of those leaders are in prison awaiting trial next year. A Madrid g o v e r n m e n t spokesperson said that the jailed separatists would get a fair trial.

MOTORISTS are to be banned from the centre of Madrid if their vehicle emissions are not up to scratch, as the capital’s council have launched new restrictions aimed at slashing air pollution by up to forty per cent. The tough measures mean motorists will have to test their vehicles’ emissions, with the oldest and most polluting vehicles banned from the city centre. Drivers entering the controlled zone in breach of the rules will ultimately have to pay a fine 90 euros. The move is also to help reduce noise and encourage more cycling in the city. Madrid City Council estimates that the project called Madrid Central will affect about 20 per cent of the cars that enter the city centre.

by Alex Trelinski

Restrictions for those entering the designated low emission zone vary depending on the type of vehicle and its “label”, which is issued following emissions tests. For example, hybrid cars with an “eco-label” are permitted to drive freely in the centre and use public or designated car parks with no time restrictions. However, diesel vehicles produced prior to 2006 and petrol vehicles prior to 2000 will not receive a label and can only enter the zone if they are registered in advance and have access to private parking. From 2020, these vehicles will not be permitted to enter the emissions zone.

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Accused Benidorm rapists face thirty years in jail Three men, who went on trial in Alicante earlier this week, charged with raping a woman, in an apartment they shared in Benidorm, face a thirty-year jail sentence if found guilty. The alleged incident occurred, in the early morning of October 30th 2011, when one of the men met the victim on an evening out in the resort.

by Andy Mansell

The woman agreed to accompany him back to an apartment he shared with the other two accused men, where the couple then had consensual sex, after which she fell asleep. In a statement provided by the Superior Court of Justice of the Valencian Community, the woman

was woken up later and gang-raped by the three men. The public prosecutor report, drawn up from evidence given by the victim, claims that the two men who shared the apartment arrived back at a later time and forced her to have sex with all three of them. According to the

prosecution counsel, whilst each of the accused violated the woman, the other two defendants held her down. Prosecutors are asking the court for a penalty of thirty years in jail for each one of the accused, on charges of one crime of sexual aggression and a further two charges of co-operation in crimes of sexual aggression.

Photo: The three accused went on trial earlier this week at the Provincial Court in Alicante.

Saved by the vest A policeman in Alicante has said that his protective safety vest was the only thing that stopped him from serious injury or worse after he was slashed across the chest with a knife by someone he stopped to question. Officers on night patrol in the city stopped three Algerian nationals who were already known to them when one of the men lashed out with a blade. Police have stressed there is

by Simon Russell

no terror link to the event and the group are more linked with day to day crime. A man has been charged with an attack against authority although not for any more serious crimes at this point relating to the knife incident.


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Albudiete Marcha 2018

Here we are again another 6 am start from the shop, today it’s a cold, dark November morning and still damp after 3 days of heavy rain. Today there is 18 of us in 5 vehicles heading to the small village ofAlbudiete in the North of Murcia to participate in our last Marcha (Sportif ) of the year. Today it’s a short easy ride of the only 100km with 1500metres of climbing. Most of the route is controlled with a timed hill climb/ sprint in the middle for good measure so ideal for beginners. Once we

arrive we park up and hit the only to the start line for a 9 am the start. open restaurant for coffees and We follow the car for the first 2530k through Gebas, El-Bero, Mula, Pliego and then head back toward S i e r r a

tostadas. We then go to the registration point where we collect our goodie bags and cycling jerseys. Once the bikes are prepared, numbers attached we make our way Espuna, the car was travelling at quite a steady pace which was good for us and helped the group to thin out, once we arrived at Sierra Espunathe car took off which was the start of the timed section where we all blasted up as fast as we could.  At the top we were stopped by the road marshall’s and kept there until the final riders, ambulance and broom w a g o n arrived, we then followed the car again back to Albudiete for tapas and beer.  It wasn’t long before the prize giving started due to the cold weather, we were delighted to hear that Harry Morrow was first and Mathew Robertson was second in the Under 25 category, Alan Quearns received first prize in the 50-60 group, Graham Hope was second in the 60-70 age group and Terry O’Mahoney got the trophy for the oldest finisher, we also won  the ham for the largest team.  So after all the moans and groans about the cold, damp early start etc. and the fact that we had to follow a car

for most of the race, everyone was delighted with not only the individual but the teams’ achievements overall. Well done everyone, now we are all looking forward to

a well-deserved rest over the festive period and our next Sportif which is in March.  

Team “Cyclogical” meet every Tuesday and Thursday night’sat 5.30pm and Sunday mornings at 8 am and cover between 90 and 120kms at a moderate to fast pace so, if you fancy a challenge come along and join us. Looking to improve your fitness, riding ability and speed and also have a new group of friends to train with then why not come along and give it a try or call Gary on 637487377.

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Twin towers face demolition

Gemelos 28 apartments demolition would cost €72 m The fate of a controversial luxury apartment complex, overlooking Benidorm’s Levante beach, hangs in the balance following a supreme court order for their demolition. The iconic, twin towers of Gemolos 28, have dominated the skyline at the Northern point of the Bay of Levante since they were completed five years ago. However, the two towers were built in contravention of the coastal, Law of the Costas, a ruling which prevents building projects being constructed too close to the sea. President of the Valencia Community XimoPuig, who announced the ruling of the Supreme court last week, explained that the Generalitat faces a compensation bill of more than 100 million euros if the action goes ahead. The supreme court annulled the original 2005, licence given to constructors Terras de l’Horta-

by Andy Mansell

Calpe Buildings subsidiary, after completion in 2012. Five years of legal wrangling ensued, with claims of corruption involving politicians, who issued permits to the construction company to proceed with the development. Lawyers representing the regional government put forward an appeal in 2017, but this was rejected as inadmissible last week, leaving them no further course of appeal and faced with submitting plans for demolition within three months. Gemelos 28 is comprised of two identical towers, 22 floors in height, containing 168 luxury apartments, all with spectacular sea views, built a few metres from the sea on a headland known as Punta Llisera in Rincon de Loix area of Benidorm. Part of the complex was actually

constructed in contravention of the maritime-terrestrial coastal law, which forbids building within 20 metres of the sea. Owners of apartments located in the tall building situated just behind the newly constructed towers brought the complaint to the supreme court, as they were unhappy with the fact that their properties no longer had uninterrupted sea views, consequently diminishing their value considerably. The majority of Gemolos 28 apartments were sold before the property crisis, at prices ranging from 400,000€ to 700,000€, to which the Valencian government would have to add 20% when the compensation payments are made to owners They are also faced with a bill of around 72 million euros in demolition costs for the two towers, as environmental considerations

Photo: The iconic, Gemelos 28 twin towers only contravene the coastal law boundary by four metres.

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would be involved. The complex adjoins the protected, natural park of the Serra Gelada and is located only a few metres from the ocean, which could also cause damage to marine fauna and flora. The two buildings actually infringe the coastal law boundaries by a mere four metres, which gives owners of Gemelos 28 hope that the demolition decree will not be executed.One resident, speaking to the Spanish press dismissed the speculation as nonsense, “For the moment, nobody from the Administration has contacted us to talk about the compensation that would correspond to us”. “The boundaries could be modified to avoid this ridiculous situation,” he said expressing his opinion that “the line demarcation could be adjusted or whatever, but we all have to find a solution,” pointing out that once demolished, the towers could actually be rebuilt four metres further back from the sea completely legally. This fact was backed up by regional councillor for urban planning, Lourdes Casselles, who told reporters that, “there is no urban problem to rebuild in the area.” Furthermore, should the developer re-submit plans for the development with four metres difference, “all the permits and licenses to build are in place, providing construction respects with the public domain and the established buildability of the project,” said the Casselles.

Far right first A NEW far-right political party, Vox, won 12 seats in Andalucia’s regional elections on Sunday, as the largest party, the PSOE Socialists, lost seats and will have a tricky task to form an administration. It’s the first time since Spain’s military dictatorship under Francisco Franco ended in 1975 that a far-right party has won seats in a Spanish regional election. Vox has been derided as farright and populist, anti-immigrant and anti-Islam but its leader Santiago Abascal believes its recent surge of support is because it is “in step with what millions of Spaniards think”. The PSOE’s party’s all-time Andalucia low of 28 per cent and 33 seats mean it will not be able to govern with a majority, even with the support of the Left-wing

by Alex Trelinski

coalition Adelante Andalucia, which includes Podemos. The centrist Ciudadanos party increased their vote and number of seats, and have said that they will not get involved with a PSOE-led coalition. With the Socialists weakened in a region they have governed since Franco’s death and which they could now lose to a right-wing coalition, the Andalucia result could now pave the way for a farright surge at a national level. A series of local, regional and European elections take place at the end of May, amidst recent speculation that Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez of the PSOE might call a general election at the same time, to boost his minority government.

Poster furore

THE Cultural Association of Calpe (ACEC) is considering making an official complaint about a Town Hall sanctioned advertising poster that takes up a huge part of the cities ancient arched wall. They have described the poster as a desecration and

by Simon Russell

have started a social media survey of residents to gauge their views. If enough people are against the hoarding then they will lodge an official denuncia. The advert is for

Calpe’s New Years party, sponsored by the Town Hall. Embarrassingly for them last year the same event also caused controversy over the amount of taxpayers money spent on it including wine, flowers, red carpets and banks of TV sets.


Photo: The offending poster in Calpe


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Four sexual assaults a day STATISTICS just published by the Ministry of the Interior for 2017 show that the Valencian Community reported 1,444 sexual crimes last year, an average of four a day. These figures cover more serious assaults and only those that have been reported and confirmed as legitimate, meaning the real figure is almost certainly higher with domestic sexual

by Simon Russell

abuse, for example, often going unreported. The figures make Valencia the fourth highest region per capita across Spain for this type of crime, the third highest in sheer numbers. Over half took place in Valencia province making it the second worst province in the country behind

Madrid. The report itself is a new initiative prompted by outrage at high profile cases such as the Pamplona “Wolfpack” gang rape case. At the time of the report 78% of the cases had reached some form of resolution. The “average” sexual predator is a Spanish male aged between 41 and 64 while the most common place for attacks is in the home.

Spanish oils top of the crop

TWENTY three tasters for the Evooleum 2019 guide to the world’s best olive oil have tasted dozens of wines from all over the world to select their top 10 - and eight of them are from Spain. However their number one was the Coratina from Peruggia

by Matthew Richards

in Italy described as having an intense fruity aroma and a sweet smooth taste. The number two is Spain’s Rincon Subbetica, an ecological oil from Cordoba described as fruity and very complex in

flavour. Granada, the Sierra Morenas and Jaen all also produced top ten quality wines plus four more from Cordoba. The “Evoo” in Evooleum is chef shorthand for Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is made without any artificial refining and cold pressed.

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Rehoming pigeons AUTHORITIES in the southern city of Cádiz have come up with a plan for their booming pigeon population, which is to rehome some five thousand birds. The Andalucian city is plagued by thousands of the birds and their associated waste - but officials did not want to poison them. Instead, the plan is to capture thousands of pigeons and relocate them hundreds of miles away in a different region - and hope they do not

by Alex Trelinski

return. Local officials said it was a “more respectful and sustainable” solution. Speaking to local newspaper Diario de Cádiz, councillor Álvaro de la Fuente said “managing the population of existing pigeons does not imply the eradication of them within the urban area.” Instead, he said a “logical balance” between the birds,

humans, and other citydwelling species was the goal. The common pigeon is known for its location awareness - the famous homing pigeon used to carry war-time messages is a variant of the species. But unlike their trained counterparts, the wild birds are often happy to settle in one local area - and officials in Cádiz hope that will be the case when all 5,000 pigeons are placed in their new home.


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First scooter death Body found in search for missing British woman

A Guardia Civil helicopter involved in the search for missing British animal trainer Amy Gerard in Tenerife have found a body floating in the water close to where she was last seen. 28 year old Amy, who worked with killer whales and other animals at the islands Loro Parque sea world, was last seen on 29 November. She had been outside the Molly Malone Irish Bar in Puerto de la Cruz which she left with her German boyfriend Dennis Kissling at 12.20am, the last confirmed sighting of her.  Amy’s family flew to Tenerife to help with the search and a massive social media appeal was launched. Spanish authorities also expressed their deep concern after learning of the circumstances she went missing in. The police have said that it is too early to say if the badly decomposed body is that of the young British woman. It was discovered by the Puerto de la Cruz lighthouse, close to

by Simon Russell

where Amy lived and was last seen. The body was spotted at around 11am on 4 December and was brought ashore covered in blankets while families continued to play

in the sea and on the beach, unaware of the unfolding drama. A local councillor said they were “pretty certain” it is the missing British woman but an autopsy will confirm the identification and hopefully the cause of death.

THE authorities have confirmed that judicial proceedings are to be brought against two youths who killed a pedestrian on an electric scooter in August. The incident happened in Barcelona and the pair were doing an estimated 30 kmph when they collided with the

by Simon Russell

92 year old who hit her head and died in hospital a few days later. This was the first confirmed pedestrian death by the increasingly popular machines, some of which can travel at 100 kmph. As

with many new technologies regulation is struggling to keep up and in response many towns and cities have started banning the vehicles. In October a 40 year old woman was killed in Valencia after colliding with a lorry while using one of the scooters.

Photo: Oil on troubled wasters. “Nuestra Madre Loreto”

Maltese to the rescue

Photo: Amy Gerard - MISSING

AFTER various diplomatic manoeuvres the 11 immigrants rescued by a Santa Pola fishing boat off the coast of Libya have now disembarked in Malta. After initial reports that the Maltese were unwilling to accept the human cargo the “Nuestra Madre Loreto” was heading for Spain.

by Simon Russell

However Malta said at the weekend they would accept the immigrants to comply with international law as the closest point. Once they have received medical attention the group will be transferred to Spain who have agreed to have

them. Twelve people were picked up by the vessel on 22 November and the skipper was concerned about the levels of supplies he had once the on-board population effectively doubled. One person had to be airlifted from the vessel last Friday, suffering from very poor health.


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A selection of International Carols, including many traditional English ones, will be sung at the hugely popular Christmas Carol Concert in Torrevieja’s Plaza de la Consitución on Friday December 14th. The concert will start at 5.30pm and song sheets will be available for people to join in and

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and accompany the various local British choral groups that are leading the singing. The music will be supplied by the Phoenix International Concert band and the wellsupported concert will be raising money for the Torrevieja-based charity for special needs children, APANEE.

DAYA VIEJA FAIR It may be one of the smallest municipalities in the Vega Baja, but Daya Vieja knows how to celebrate Christmas, as the town stages it’s annual festive fair through to Sunday. The town square brings a selection of live entertainment during the day and night, along as a chance to sample dishes from around Spain and traditional

sweet favourites. Cuisine from Britain, as well as France and Germany will tickle the taste buds, with the stands opening at 11.00 am each day. There’s even an artificial snow storm planned for each evening at 7.00 pm this Friday and Sunday, and half an hour earlier this Saturday.

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Unlike other legal services, in order to recover your money from the bank, we won’t charge you any upfront fees; only a success fee. Yes. This means: ‘no win no fee’.No surprises. No unexpected charges during the deposit recovery process. No court fees. We are so confident we can help you that we can offer you getting your money back at ‘zero risk’. This way you won’t feel you’re putting more money on an apparently ‘lost cause’. So, let us ask you, is there anything to lose from you side? No. Nothing. You won’t lose a single cent of Euro in this procedure. We will recover your money, as mentioned in the previous paragraph, on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.

Then the inevitable happened Buyers were asked for an initial deposit. Why not pay it? After all, it’s the usual way to secure a home. Thenthe inevitableunexpected event hit: the financial crisis. Many property developers and building companies went bankrupt. People’s deposits sank into the ocean, forgotten on the seabed.All that money paid in good faith disappeared… well, not completely. Did you lose money on an off-plan deposit? Please keep reading, we have good news. A Spanish Supreme Court ruling from 2015 obliges banks to pay the money that investors put down on off-plan properties that were sold. In other words, if you paid a deposit for an off-plan property


WARNING As the House of Commons gets ready to almost certainly vote down Theresa May’s Brexit deal, MPs were told this week that UK food prices could rise by up to 10 per cent if there is a disorderly Brexit. The warning came from the Bank of England governor, Mark Carney, as he said that in the most “extreme” case, prices would rise by 10 per cent, but in a less severe scenario the increase would be about six per cent. The Bank of England and its governor have attempted to assess the impact of Brexit on several occasions. All its assessments have seen it as a potential negative for the economy. Mr Carney’s colleague, Sir Jon Cunliffe, said the UK imported about half of its food from overseas.

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The price rises would come partly from a fall in the value of the pound, partly from any tariffs imposed and partly from increased costs at the border as imports are checked. Mr Carney also said the UK’s ports were not ready for a no-deal Brexit that would see the country trade under World Trade Organization (WTO) rules. He said: “At this point in time, the ports are not ready for a move to an administered WTO relationship.” He and senior bank colleagues were challenged by MPs over what some critics have called scaremongering over Brexit. Mr Carney said they had put a lot of work into the Bank’s assessments: “There’s no exam crisis. We didn’t stay up all night.”

What is required? Only one thing: that you provide us with all the information you have, such as contracts, bank statements showing deposit transfers, or any receipts if the payment channels were different to bank transfers. We will go through a preliminary study to make sure we have enough documentation to start the legal process. But before the preliminary study we would love to speak with you.Would you like us to salvage your sunken money from the seabed? If so, please send us an email at admin@ We will get back to you shortly. Sun Lawyers is a Spanish law firm founded in 1985 with more than 30 years experience. Our team of English-speaking Lawyers represent both residents and non-residents of Spain in all aspects of Legal, Fiscal and Property Law. At Sun Lawyers we pride ourselves in giving every client a personal experience however, as a majority of our clients remain in the UK throughout the buying process we have become experts in dealing via email or phone. Contact details: Email: Phone:96 532 11 93 or visit our website

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Business & Finance

Yes, we DO sell you something Peace of Mind!


In a world where our financial stability impacts almost every aspect of our daily lives, it is more important than ever to preserve what we have worked so hard to achieve. Unless you´re lucky enough to win the lottery, most of us have worked hard and for a very long time to achieve financial security and the lifestyle we want for ourselves and our families in retirement. We all remember Robert Maxwell and the Mirror Group pension scandal in the early 90´s, when innocent working people woke up to the horror that their pension contributions

had been used to subsidise his failing empire. The same happened when “Sir” Philip Green sold BHS for £1 in 2015, and this confirmed that even some of the biggest household names cannot be trusted with our retirement funds and financial future. SO, What Do We Do, You Might Ask?! Well it´s quite obvious from the above that we can never be absolutely protected against this happening, but what we must do and can do is to check out thoroughly and diligently the Wealth Management

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Alex Trelinski’s

Water worries

by the private water A disabled mother companies that have the from Yorkshire says she sole purpose of providing is so worried about the profits and dividends for cost of water that shet their shareholders. sometimes has to miss ou I was all for privatising on washing or flushing the certain UK industries like toilet. telecommunications and Shirley Widdop, from electricity where you can l, Keighley, whose bil , make a switch to get a based on a water metert better deal from another has risen by 35 per cen provider. says: “It’s outrageous and In the case like something from the of water, that’s 1930s.” just not possible, “We shouldn’t have to and that’s why the ration water.” companies should A report on poverty be renationalised. e tre wn from the Joseph Ro t Foundation shows tha arrears for water bills aren now the most commo form of debt for the poorest families. I’m sure Shirley’s plight has not been helped

Back In risky pleasur e Is it me, but all That was classed get time and time we as are surveys sayingagain those who smoke, drink th at m or e than 14 un people are unhealthy ? alcohol, eat fewerits of The latest says that than overwhelming majo the five portions of fruit and rit y vegetables, are obes of adults in Englan e or so unhealthy theyd are have low rates of physical pu t activity. their lives at risk. Half of ad The data from the two or more risults have Health k of these Survey for factors. England showed ne ar ly Two nine in 10 people thoughts least one unhealthy had at then:- Firstly, trait. e v e r y b o dy


should behave lik trappist monk or a e a and have all of nun, enjoyment stopped. life’s Secondly, the government should UK happy that people be die earlier, ther will reducing the stresseefore the state pension sy s on stem. Cloud and silver lin ing, eh?


G N I L A P AP N O I S I DEC the skull. H ow ’s Their tiny bodies this for British justice were then impaled on the with the revelation that a spiked garden railings of child killer who hung the their home. mutilated bodies of his McGreavy, a family three young victims on a friend who had been fence outside their home staying with the children will soon be released and their mother, Eslie from prison. Urry, was sentenced to McGreavy life for the murders in David killed Paul Ralph, four, 1973. and his sisters Dawn, He had claimed two and Samantha, nine he killed the children months, while staying because one of them as a lodger in their wouldn’t stop crying, but Worcester home in the now the Parole Board 1970s. e deemed it fit that he been havuld be released. had Paul sho strangled, Dawn was Elsie told The Sun: , cut oat found with her thr ‘What this animal did to and Samantha died from my children was every a compound fracture to

bit as bad as what the Moors Murderers did.‘But Ian Brady and Myra Hindley never left prison before they died so why the hell should he? I could not put it better myself.



Volunteers have decided to only light up the top half of a Kent town’s Christmas tree to prevent “louts and yobbos” from damaging it. Photographs of the fir in Market Place in Faversham were shared online by residents who thought it had not been fully decorated. But Steve Sherlock, who runs Faversham’s Christmas lights committee, says the decision was made to just illuminate the top half of the tree to thwart vandals. “If we put

them any lower, louts and yobbos like to pull them off and play football with them,” he said. “It’s happened in the past many, many times. We’ve previously had the light bulbs smashed. One year, the lights were pulled so much that the tree was nearly broken in half.” So, you have ask questions about the policing in Faversham, and surely such an open location as the town’s Market Place would have CCTV, as it seems to be everywhere these days?


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Pets & Wildlife

What NOT to feed your dog this Christmas

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Arguably, one of the best things about Christmas is the food. But what might be a traditional Christmas dinner to you can be a toxic mess for your pets. If you don’t want to leave them out of the festivities but want to know what to watch out for, we’ve got you covered. One of the first things to be aware of when it comes to feeding your dog on Christmas day is meat. Watch out for the cuts of meat that you’re giving your dog. Make sure that all of the fat is trimmed off, it is fully cooked and cooled, and that there are no bones. Bones can splinter during digestion and pierce the organs of your furry friend. The same goes for fish, too. Onions, garlic, leeks, and chives are all part of the Allium family, which is toxic to dogs. These foods are toxic in any form – powdered, pureed, or whole. If ingested, they can cause anaemia, causing

symptoms like weakness, pale gums, decreased heart rate and collapsing. If you’re using any of these ingredients to cook your turkey or potatoes, it’s best to leave them out of the dogs bowl on Christmas day. Remember that these ingredients feature heavily in stuffing, so leave stuffing out of your dog’s bowl all together. If you still want your dog to partake in the festive food, consider making them a plain baked potato. While most vegetables are safe for dogs in moderation, make sure that you’re not cooking them in fat, salt, or garlic. Instead of roasting the Christmas veggies for your dog, steam or boil them. Look for ingredients like carrots, green beans, Brussels sprouts, and sweet potatoes to feed your dog on Christmas. Make sure to cut them small enough so that your dog can digest them with ease, as vegetables that are too big

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friends due to the dried fruit, spices, and alcohol found in the desserts. All of these ingredients can cause serious damage to your dog’s health. Chocolate is widely known for causing health issues with dogs, but on Christmas day amongst all of the commotion it is easy for them to slip past you and eat something that they shouldn’t. Remember to watch your dog carefully, and if there is anything that they shouldn’t eat, keep it out of the way. If you’re unsure about whether to feed something to your dog, research it, or substitute it for something that you know is safe.

Keep your Christmas tree pet proof

Get a fake tree – no needles will fall out and damage your pets paws Buy a good stand – less likely to fall over Leave it for a day

before you decorate it – let them get their curiosity sniffs out of the way before you put the decorations on. If they are used to the tree they’ll be less likely to damage


Keep fragile ornaments out of reach – place them on the top half of the tree to minimal risk of breaking. Don’t use edible

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can cause blockages in the digestive tract that can lead to vomiting. Nuts, especially macadamia nuts, are some of the most poisonous foods that a dog can ingest. Macadamia nuts can cause vomiting, increased body temperature, lethargy, and can even affect the nervous system. Nut butters, especially peanut butter, are also potentially dangerous if they contain xylitol, a sweetener with a tendency to cause hypoglycaemia in dogs. Look out for that on the ingredients list. Mince pies and Christmas cake are unsafe for your furry

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decorations – that’s just asking for trouble. Don’t put presents out until Christmas morning – pets are normally curious creatures, so by not

putting out gifts until the morning means that it’s unlikely that the presents will be chewed, eaten or broken, unless your pet knows your hiding places!

Zoo-notice Zoonosis animal shelter Murcia aims to promote responsible ownership of pets by issuing a €100 fine to animal owners whose pets are rescued from the streets. This is supposed to act as a deterrent to pet owners who are tempted to abandon their pets. This is following a proposed new legislation hopefully brought in for the Murcia

area, stating that abandoned animals may only be euthanized under veterinary recommendation. This new legislation would also include penalties for those who mistreat animals, and explicitly bans animals from being used in circuses, fair attractions, or being kept on display at pet shops.

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Health & Beauty

Ellie Webber´s

Is Christmas killing you? • Restlessness • Lack of motivation or focus • Irritability or anger • Sadness or depression • Overeating or undereating • Outbursts of anger • Alcohol or drug abuse • Smoking • Social withdrawal

Appreciate the good things in your life Accept that you cannot change everything If after the end of the festive season you still feel you are suffering, seek help from your Family Doctor. It may be due to an underlying physical disorder or it may just be that next year you It is important that chest pain is need to get investigated and cardiac disease away from it is ruled out before it is attributed all for two weeks!!! to stress. Once stress is identified there is a lot that can be done to help. Suggestions include: Physical exercise Relaxation such as yoga and meditation Take control of problems and have a positive attitude Create ‘me time’ and stick to it! Have people around • Headaches you and remember to • Muscular tension or pain laugh • Chest pain Volunteer work – • Fatigue it’s good for the soul! • Changes in libido Avoid ‘crutches’ • Stomach problems such as alcohol and • Anxiety cigarettes Christmas is supposed to be a happy time of year full of fun, joy and love. However for many people, Christmas is a source of great stress and stress is a killer. There are endless shopping lists, fighting through the crowded shopping malls, preparing the Christmas feast and of course the dreaded family feuds! It is important to recognise the signs of stress as if not dealt with, long term stress can have serious health consequences. It can be difficult to identify stress as the cause of a person’s problems as the signs and symptoms be can often be put down to other conditions. Often it will be a family member or friend that will recognise stress before the sufferers themselves are aware of it. So, be aware of the following stress symptoms not just in yourself but in those around you!

Party proof your make up 1. Primer — there are many different types of primer for all sorts of different skin types, but if you’re choosing the right one, it will transform your skin into the perfect blank canvas, and give the makeup something to stick onto. 2. Layering up coverage — thin layers dry faster. Thick coats of foundation or concealer are more likely to crease, so start small and build up! It’s easier to add product

then it is to take it away. 3. Bake your makeup — pack loose powder onto areas that makeup normally slips off, like the under eyes, and leave it to set before brushing off excess product with a fluffy brush. Baking sets the makeup to the skin, making sure it stays put all night long. 4. Matte lipstick — Matte lipstick is the most long lasting type out of them all, aside from liquid

lipsticks. If you have an especially steady hand and want a crisp and intense lip colour, opt for liquid lipsticks. However, if you aren’t that confident in your application abilities or only desire a wash of colour, dab lipstick onto your lips and blend in with your finger. If you make any mistakes, don’t worry. Either take some concealer and a small brush and cover it up, or take some makeup remover and a cotton bud and tidy it

up that way. 5. Setting spray — this is the final step to party proofing your makeup. It does exactly what it says: sets your makeup. Like primer, there are many different types of setting spray, some targeting specific skin types, longevity, or desired finish. Once you’ve found a setting spray that you like, merely spray it onto a finished face of makeup and you’re good to go!

How to stop split ends

While nothing will get rid of split ends, it is possible to minimise them. There are many steps that you can take that will help to keep your hair healthy and therefore keeping the pesky split ends to a minimum. Let’s start at the beginning of the hair care cycle — shampoo and conditioner. Using a good shampoo and conditioner gives you the base to build upon for healthy hair. If you suffer with split ends the best thing to look for is moisture boosting formulas. Split ends are caused by excessive stress on the hair follicle, so keeping each strand hydrated and strong is key. Keep in mind that if your hair is chemically coloured, you should look for sulphate free shampoos, as not only do sulphates

make it more difficult for colour to stay in the hair, but they also strip natural oils from the hair and skin, meaning more overall damage. To keep hair extra moisturised, use a hair oil when you wash your hair and a hair mask once a week. After washing your hair comes drying your hair. Whether you choose to towel dry your hair or dry it using a hairdryer, there are always things that you can do to avoid damage. Your hair is at its most vulnerable when it’s drying, so it’s always best to make sure that you do not rub it with a towel. Instead, squeeze the excess water out of it using a towel. Rubbing encourages split ends to move further up the hair, actually causing more damage and breakage.

Never use your hairbrush on wet hair. When hair is wet, it is at its most vulnerable. Instead of using your hair brush, which will most likely pull, snap, and fray the hair strands, use a wide tooth comb and start from the bottom of your hair to work out large knots. Heat damage is one of the most common forms of hair problems. However, it is possible to keep heat damage to a minimum. The optimum styling temperature for hair is 180°C, anything above or below this will cause more damage than is needed. Temperatures above are just adding unnecessary heat that will not effect the styling outcome, while temperatures below simply aren’t as effective for styling and will extend the length

of time that your hair is exposed. If possible, set your hair dryer and stylers to 180°C before use to make sure that you’re always using the optimal temperature. The only way to well and truly get rid of split ends is to trim your hair. While this may seem like the last thing that you want to do, starting with a blank canvas o f new ends allows you to take

more control, and instead of trying to do the impossible and reverse split ends, instead you can prevent them from ever occurring.


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NEW Suzuki Vitara For the 2019 Vitara, Suzuki has made significant changes. Gone is the FIAT derived 1.6 diesel and Suzuki’s own 1.6 petrol. Instead, under the bonnet you’ll find a low emission 1.0 litre 3-cylinder Boosterjet petrol engine from the Swift. Or the excellent 1.4 litre 4-cylinder Boosterjet that also powers up the Swift Sport. Both are available with two-wheel drive or AllGrip four-wheel drive. The 2WD 1.0T and the 4WD 1.4Tcan also be ordered with a 6-speed automatic transmission. All benefit from some minor external restyling, alloy wheels and a considerable improvement to their interiors. A price hike from the original 2015 levels is justified by Bluetooth and climate control fitted to all models and standard navigation to SZ5 grades. Off road the four-wheel drive is as gruff and eager as a Jack Russell puppy, yet, instead of crashing and banging over every pothole and ridge, it somehow manages to absorb these obstacles remarkably well. Better than any car of its type in recent memory.  Allgrip offers four modes. In automatic it runs in front-wheel drive and decides for itself when a bit of assistance from the rear wheels is needed. In Sport, it sharpens up very noticeably, tightening its line through rain-sodden corners in a sporty Quattro-like manner. In ‘Lock’ you can also employ Hill Descent Control, which uses the brakes to retard the car while descending steep inclines. As with

the FIAT Panda Cross, using the handbrake disengages the Hill Descent Control, which is something to remember at the top of a hill. On the road, the 1.0T AllGrip is surprisingly perky, smooth and pleasant to drive. The AllGrip system gives it sporty handling. But the gearing of 25mph per 1,000rpm in 6th is quite low and on an

Dacia number one Confirming its incredible popularity among owners, Dacia has been revealed as the UK’s top car manufacturer for brand advocacy, in a list compiled by YouGov in its BrandIndex. Dacia came in with a total score of 67.4, beating 34 other car manufacturers, as well as coming in ninth out of the top 10 brands in all sectors overall. The 2018 Advocacy Rankings list the top 10 brands in all sectors for customer advocacy, which asks respondents to the YouGov survey whether they would recommend the brand to a friend or colleague, with only respondents who are current or former customers of a given brand interviewed.

Commenting on the results, Louise O’Sullivan, Head of Dacia UK, said: “We’re all about community at Dacia and so it’s great to see that so many of our customers would recommend our cars to their friends and colleagues. By listening to customers and keeping the range simple, our quality, no-nonsense cars are proving to be fantastic value for money for UK car buyers. It’s not just customers who think this, we’re also being recognised by the wider industry, with the All-New Duster in particular picking up a number of recent awards. ” Since launching in the UK in 2013 Dacia has sold more than 140,000 cars with more than 5 million Dacias sold globally. Dacia continues to prove popular with its owners and is regularly voted amongst top car brands for both customer satisfaction, reliability and affordability. The award-winning Dacia range consists of the All-New Duster SUV, the Sandero supermini – still the most affordable new car on sale in the UK, the Sandero Stepway, the UK’s most popular Dacia model, the Logan MCV and crossover-inspired Logan MCV Stepway.

admittedly quite short drive, we only saw 30mpg on the dash meter. The 1.4T Boosterjet remains our choice, more torque from just 1,500rpm allows higher gearing of 27.5mph per 1,000rpm in 6th and that gave us better economy on the dash of just over 35mpg. The Real MPG average is 41.6 for the AllGrip automatic and 44mpg for the AllGrip

manual, not far short of the WLTP figures. Inside the SZ5, the suede and leather seats are a lot more welcoming and gone are the days of hard, ‘scratchy’ plastics, replaced by plush ‘soft touch’ padded surfaces. Though prices have risen, so have everyone else’s, so the Suzuki Vitara remains one of the best value SUVs with genuine four-wheel drive capability.

Mclaren pulls it´s socks up for Christmas

From socks and supercars to a sackful of daily online surprises, McLaren Automotive is promising something for everyone this Christmas as the festive spirit arrives at speed at the Woking-based manufacturer of luxury sportscars and supercars. McLaren and its partners have ensured that between socks and supercars there’s something for everyone including the youngest of fans. And like every model in the Sports, Super and Ultimate Series, each item is true to the McLaren design ethos. What car-crazy 18- to 36-month-old wouldn’t want to ride off aboard a Volcano Yellow McLaren P1™, available at a parentfriendly £35.99? And socks become a whole lot more appealing when they are official McLaren F1 supercar socks; at £15.99 a pair is there a Christmas gift more guaranteed to please the ’petrolhead’ in the family? Or how about the

McLaren X Period Correct Stance socks, a snip at £15.99 a treat at the other end of the present spectrum in the new McLaren Christmas Gift Guide: a snow-filled threeday Arctic driving adventure in the McLaren 570S, which is priced from £12,750. Unique “capsule” collection of men’s and women’s luxury clothes from timeless clothing brand Belstaff, is sure to be a hit on Christmas morning. Or for the more serious driver what about a Sparco McLaren SP16+ race suit, the world’s lightest FIA-certified race suit? Console games include Forza Horizon 4, which allows players to take the wheel of the stunning 800PS

McLaren Senna in a shared open-world, while in the real world, McLarens in miniature will ensure kids both small and big are happy this Christmas, with scale models range from £65 to £6,395. All these and much more besides is available from McLaren Retailers or online, where you will also find the first ever McLaren Automotive Digital Advent calendar. Accessible free of charge, the calendar will see a new window on the world of McLaren open every day between December 1 and Christmas Eve. Surprises in store include behind-thescenes footage from the McLaren Technology Centre; interviews, competitions and giveaways; and reflections of life at McLaren over the past 12 months - the busiest time yet in the brand’s history with four new cars unveiled and one more to come on December 8.


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FRIDAY 7th November

07:00 Breakfast 07:00 Good Morning Britain 07:30 3rd Rock From the Sun 07:00 This Is BBC TWO 10:15 Defenders UK 08:45 Everybody Loves 07:30 The Best Christmas 09:30 Lorraine Raymond 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer Food Ever 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 09:10 Everybody Loves 12:00 A Matter of Life and Debt 08:15 Flog It! Raymond 11:30 This Morning 12:45 Ill Gotten Gains 09:00 Dynasties 09:40 Frasier 13:30 Loose Women 13:15 Bargain Hunt 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen 10:00 BBC News at Nine 14:00 BBC News at One 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News Nightmares USA 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 14:45 Doctors 12:00 The Simpsons 14:55 ITV News London 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 15:15 The Doctor Blake 12:30 The Simpsons 15:00 Judge Rinder 13:15 Politics Live Mysteries 13:00 Channel 4 News 16:15 Escape to the Country 14:00 Live: UK Championship 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 13:05 A New Life in the Sun 16:45 The Best Christmas 14:05 My Family Secrets 17:00 Tipping Point Snooker Revealed Food Ever 18:15 Put Your Money Where 18:00 The Chase 15:10 Countdown 17:30 Flog It! Your Mouth Is 19:00 ITV News London 16:00 Fifteen to One 18:15 Pointless 19:00 Strictly Come Dancing: 19:30 ITV Evening News 17:00 A Place in the Sun 19:00 BBC News at Six 18:00 Kirstie’s Handmade It Takes Two 20:00 Emmerdale 20:00 The One Show Christmas 20:00 Live: UK Championship 20:30 A Question of Sport 20:30 Coronation Street 19:00 The Simpsons Snooker 21:00 EastEnders 19:30 Hollyoaks 21:00 The Imitation Game 21:00 Celebrity Antiques Road 21:30 Not Going Out 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Have I Got News for You Trip 20:30 Unreported World 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 21:00 Jamie and Jimmy’s 22:30 Mrs Brown’s Boys 22:00 Made in Great Britain Friday Night Feast 23:00 BBC News at Ten Out of Here! 23:00 The Mash Report 22:00 Gogglebox 23:35 The Graham Norton 23:30 ITV News 23:30 Newsnight 23:00 The Last Leg Show

SATURDAY 8th December

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:25 Totally Bonkers 12:10 Switched at Christmas Guinness World Records 07:50 You’ve Been Framed! 13:45 Neighbours 08:10 Ninja Warrior UK 14:15 Season’s Greetings 09:00 Emmerdale 16:00 The Perfect Christmas 09:55 You’ve Been Framed! 10:25 The Ellen DeGeneres Village Show 11:20 Planet’s Got Talent 17:45 5 News at 5 11:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 18:00 Friends Out of Here! 13:15 Emmerdale 18:30 Friends 14:15 You’ve Been Framed! 19:00 Neighbours 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 19:30 5 News Tonight Show 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 20:00 The Gadget Show 19:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 21:00 Britain by Boat Out of Here! 22:00 Portillo’s Hidden History 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men of Britain 22:00 Family Guy 23:30 I’m a Celebrity... Extra 23:00 Run All Night Camp 07:00 MILKSHAKE

07:00 Coronation Street

10:15 Jeremy Vine

07:25 Coronation Street

07:15 Welsh Super Series 07:00 This Is BBC TWO 07:00 Super 4 07:00 MILKSHAKE Triathlon 07:30 Top Class 07:35 Make It Pop 11:00 Access 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 07:45 Everybody Loves 08:00 All Over the Place 07:55 Share a Story 11:05 The Rooftop Christmas Raymond 12:30 Classic Mary Berry 08:25 Wild & Weird 08:05 Mr Bean 08:10 Everybody Loves 08:40 Show Me What You’re 08:30 Scrambled! Tree 13:00 Football Focus Made Of 08:35 The Tom and Jerry Show Raymond 12:50 The Christmas Train 08:35 Everybody Loves 14:00 BBC Weekend News 09:10 All Over the Workplace 08:50 The Powerpuff Girls Raymond 14:55 Enchanted Christmas 09:40 Flushed Away 09:10 ToonMarty 14:15 Live: UK Championship 09:05 Frasier 11:00 Natural World 09:30 Robozuna 16:40 Rock And Roll 10:05 The Big Bang Theory Snooker 12:00 Homes Under the 10:05 Mighty Magiswords 11:30 Heineken Champions Christmas Hammer 10:25 ITV News 17:30 Final Score Cup Rugby: The Big Tackle 18:30 Home for Christmas 13:00 A Cook Abroad 10:30 James Martin’s Saturday12:30 The Simpsons 18:25 BBC Weekend News 14:00 Call Me Madam Morning Day 13:00 The Simpsons 15:50 Escape to the Country 12:40 The X Factor 18:35 BBC London News 13:30 Live: European Rugby 20:10 5 News Weekend 16:35 Flog It! 14:10 ITV Lunchtime News Champions Cup 18:45 Pointless Celebrities 17:30 Live: UK Championship 14:20 Apollo 13 20:15 Britain’s Craziest 16:10 The Simpsons 19:35 Strictly Come Dancing Snooker 17:00 You’ve Been Framed! 16:40 The Simpsons Christmas Lights 18:00 FIFA Women’s World 17:15 The Simpsons 17:30 Tipping Point 21:10 Michael McIntyre’s Big Cup Draw 21:10 Harrogate: A Yorkshire 17:40 Arthur Christmas 18:30 ITV Evening News 19:00 Dad’s Army Christmas Show 18:55 Star Wars: Episode IV 19:35 Channel 4 News 19:30 Richard Osman’s House 21:10 The Chase: Celebrity Special 20:00 Britain’s Most Historic 22:10 Harrogate: A 22:10 Casualty of Games 22:10 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Towns 20:00 Live: UK Championship 21:00 Hunt for the Arctic Ghost Yorkshire Christmas 23:00 BBC Weekend News Out of Here! Snooker Ship 23:10 My Big Fat Greek 23:10 The Jonathan Ross 23:20 Match of the Day 23:00 Performance Live 22:00 Allied Show Wedding 2 07:00 Breakfast

SUNDAY 9th December

07:00 Breakfast 09:30 Match of the Day 11:00 The Andrew Marr Show 12:00 Sunday Politics 12:30 My Faith and Me 13:30 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC Weekend News 14:15 Songs of Praise 14:50 Escape to the Country 15:35 Shrek the Third 17:00 Dynasties 18:00 BBC Weekend News 18:15 BBC London News 18:25 Countryfile 19:25 Doctor Who 20:15 Strictly Come Dancing 21:00 Dynasties 22:00 Care 23:30 BBC Weekend News 23:50 BBC London News

07:00 ITV Childrens TV 07:20 The King of Queens 07:45 Everybody Loves 10:25 ITV News 07:15 School for Scoundrels 10:30 The Martin Lewis Money Show Raymond 08:10 Everybody Loves 08:45 Greatest Gardens 10:55 Gino’s Italian Escape Raymond 09:15 The Instant Gardener 11:25 Doc Martin 08:35 Everybody Loves 12:25 Midsomer Murders Raymond 10:00 Countryfile 14:20 ITV Lunchtime News 09:00 Frasier 14:30 Best Walks with a View 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Best 09:25 Frasier with Julia Bradbury 10:00 Frasier Bites 15:00 Paul O’Grady: For the 10:30 Sunday Brunch Love of Dogs 12:30 Hairy Bikers’ Best of 13:30 The Simpsons 15:30 The Chase 15:30 Stuart Little 2 British 16:30 Tenable 17:05 Father Christmas 17:30 How to Spend It Well at 13:30 Food & Drink 17:35 The Snowman Christmas 18:05 The Snowman and the 14:00 Live: UK Championship 18:30 Tipping Point: Lucky StarsSnowdog Snooker 19:30 ITV Evening News 18:35 Home Alone 20:35 Channel 4 News 20:00 The Chase: Celebrity 18:15 Flog It! 21:00 Escape to the Chateau Special 19:00 Britain’s Biggest 22:00 A Very British Country 21:00 Catchphrase 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me House Warship 23:00 Tin Star Out of Here! 23:55 8 Out of 10 Cats Does 20:00 Live: UK Championship 23:35 ITV News Countdown 23:55 Les Dawson Forever Snooker 07:00 This Is BBC TWO

10:00 Friends 10:30 Friends 11:00 Friends 11:25 Friends 11:55 Friends 12:25 Friends 12:55 Friends

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:25 Emmerdale Omnibus 09:55 Coronation Street Omnibus 12:50 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 14:20 Catchphrase 15:20 Jack Frost 17:25 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 18:55 Yes Man 21:00 The Fast and theFurious: Tokyo Drift 23:10 I’m a Celebrity... Extra Camp

13:55 Friends

21:55 5 News Weekend 22:00 Edge of Tomorrow

08:55 The Royal 09:55 Judge Judy 10:25 Judge Judy 10:50 Judge Judy 11:20 Inspector Morse 13:35 The Royal 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:15 Coronation Street 16:45 Inspector Morse 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 22:00 Midsomer Murders

07:00 Judge Judy 07:40 Columbo 09:40 Bertie & Elizabeth 11:40 Santa Claus: The Movie 13:50 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 16:00 Midsomer Murders 18:00 Midsomer Murders 22:00 Midsomer Murders

07:00 Totally Bonkers 07:00 Murder, She Wrote Guinness World Records 07:55 Heartbeat 07:35 Emmerdale Omnibus 08:55 Heartbeat 10:10 Coronation Street Omnibus 10:00 Goodbye, Mr. Chips 13:10 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 12:05 Columbo Out of Here! 14:15 You’ve Been Framed! 13:40 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 14:50 Shrek the Halls 14:55 Agatha 15:20 Spy Kids 3:

Game Over 17:05 How the Grinch Stole Christmas 14:25 Friends 19:10 Despicable 14:55 101 Dalmatians Me 17:05 Nativity 3: Dude Where’s 21:00 The Mask 23:05 Family Guy My Donkey? 23:35 I’m a 19:15 Call Me Claus Celebrity... Extra Camp 21:05 Warship: Life at Sea 13:25 Friends

07:50 Heartbeat

Christie’s Poirot

16:00 Midsomer Murders 18:00 Midsomer Murders 20:00 Endeavour 22:00 Vera


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MONDAY 10th December

07:00 Breakfast 07:00 Good Morning Britain 07:45 Flog It! 10:15 Defenders UK 08:30 Family Cooking Showdown 09:30 Lorraine 11:00 Homes Under the 09:30 The Week in Parliament 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Hammer 10:00 BBC News at Nine 11:30 This Morning 12:00 Britain’s Secret Charity 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 13:30 Loose Women Cheats 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 12:45 A1: Britain’s Longest Road 13:15 Politics Live 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 European Cross Country 14:55 ITV News London 15:00 Judge Rinder 14:00 BBC News at One Championship Athletics 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 14:45 Doctors 15:00 Coast 15:15 The Doctor Blake 15:15 Railways 17:00 Tipping Point Mysteries 15:45 Who Do You Think You Are? 18:00 The Chase 16:10 Escape to the Country 16:45 Gordon Buchanan: 19:00 ITV News London 16:40 The Best Christmas Elephant Family & Me 19:30 ITV Evening News Food Ever 17:45 Eggheads 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Put Your Money Where 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 18:15 Pointless Your Mouth Is 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:00 Richard Osman’s House 21:00 The Martin Lewis Money Show 19:30 BBC London News of Games 20:00 The One Show 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: 21:30 Coronation Street 20:30 River Walks It Takes Two 22:00 Sir Cliff Richard: 60 21:00 EastEnders 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Years in Public and in Private 21:30 Panorama 21:00 Only Connect 23:00 ITV News at Ten 22:00 Nadiya’s Asian Odyssey 21:30 University Challenge 23:35 ITV News London 23:00 BBC News at Ten 22:00 Babies: Their Wonderful World 23:00 People Just Do Nothing 23:50 Killer Women with Piers 23:45 Have I Got a Bit More Morgan 23:30 Newsnight News for You



07:30 3rd Rock From the Sun 08:45 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:10 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:40 Frasier 11:05 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:00 The Simpsons 12:30 The Simpsons 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 A New Life in the Sun 14:05 My Family Secrets Revealed 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Fifteen to One 17:00 A Place in the Sun 18:00 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 The Political Slot 21:00 Liam Bakes 21:30 Food Unwrapped 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 First Dates


07:00 MILKSHAKE 10:15 Jeremy Vine 12:15 Mr Christmas 13:45 Neighbours 14:15 My Christmas Love 16:00 Christmas Catch 17:45 5 News at 5 18:00 Friends 18:30 Friends 19:00 Neighbours 19:30 5 News Tonight 20:00 Premiership Rugby 21:00 Police Interceptors 22:00 Warship: Life at Sea 23:00 The Sex Business

07:00 Coronation Street 07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 You’ve Been Framed! 07:55 Heartbeat 08:10 Ninja Warrior UK 09:00 Emmerdale 08:55 The Royal 09:25 Coronation Street 10:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 09:55 Judge Judy Show 10:25 Judge Judy 11:20 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 10:50 Judge Judy 11:45 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 11:20 Inspector Morse Out of Here! 13:15 Emmerdale 13:35 The Royal 13:45 Coronation Street 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 14:35 Heartbeat Show 15:40 Coronation Street 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 16:10 Coronation Street Out of Here! 16:40 Inspector Morse 20:35 You’ve Been Framed! 18:55 Heartbeat 21:00 Two and a Half Men 21:30 Two and a Half Men 19:55 Murder, She Wrote 22:00 Family Guy 20:55 Agatha Christie’s Poirot 22:30 American Dad! 23:00 American Dad! 23:00 Liar 23:30 Family Guy

new this week

Jamie and Jimmy´s Friday Night Feast The Sex Business Season 6 Episode 1 Ch4 9:00pm Fri 7th December

Season 2 Episode 1 Ch5 11:00 pm Mon 10th December

NEW SERIES: Jamie Oliver and Jimmy Doherty’s end-of-the-pier cafe is open once again for business and this series kicks off with Doctor Who star Jodie Whittaker dropping in for a cooking lesson that’s out of this world. In a cafe about the size of the Tardis, Jodie helps the boys rustle up a packed menu, including roast pork complete with a double helping of crispy crackling, and an authentic Thai beef massaman curry that Jodie’s been dreaming about since she was 18.

NEW SERIES: Pain for Pleasure Return of the documentary looking at how people buy, sell and market sex, hearing from an array of individuals working within Britain’s multimillionpound sex industry, looking at whether the nation’s attitudes to sex and sexual practices have changed beyond recognition

TUESDAY 11th December

07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Defenders UK 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats 12:45 A1: Britain’s Longest Road 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:10 Escape to the Country 16:45 The Best Christmas Food Ever 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 Mrs Wilson 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:45 The Apprentice

07:00 Good Morning Britain 07:30 The Best Christmas 07:00 Good Morning Britain Food Ever 09:30 Lorraine 09:30 Lorraine 08:15 Flog It! 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 09:00 MasterChef: Professionals 11:30 This Morning 11:30 This Morning 10:00 BBC News at Nine 13:30 Loose Women 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 13:30 Loose Women 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 13:15 Politics Live 14:55 ITV News London 14:55 ITV News London 14:00 Think Tank 15:00 Judge Rinder 14:45 Reel History of Britain 15:00 Judge Rinder 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 15:15 Railways 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 15:45 Who Do You Think You Are? 17:00 Tipping Point 17:00 Tipping Point 16:45 Gordon Buchanan: 18:00 The Chase Elephant Family & Me 19:00 ITV News London 18:00 The Chase 17:45 Eggheads 19:30 ITV Evening News 19:00 ITV News London 18:15 Put Your Money Where 20:00 Emmerdale 19:30 ITV Evening News Your Mouth Is 19:00 Richard Osman’s House 20:30 Judge Rinder’s Crime 20:00 Emmerdale of Games Stories 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: 21:00 How to Spend It Well at 20:30 The Royal Variety Performance It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Christmas 23:05 ITV News at Ten 21:00 MasterChef: Professionals 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 23:35 ITV News London 22:00 School Out of Here! 23:50 Heathrow: Britain’s 23:00 I’ll Get This 23:30 ITV News 23:30 Newsnight Busiest Airport

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 12:15 Murder, She Baked: A 07:25 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records Christmas Pudding Mystery 07:50 You’ve Been Framed! 13:45 Neighbours 08:10 Ninja Warrior UK 14:15 Christmas in Homestead 09:00 Emmerdale 16:00 Christmas by the Book 09:25 Coronation Street 17:45 5 News at 5 10:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 18:00 Friends Show 18:30 Friends 11:20 Planet’s Got Talent 19:00 Neighbours 13:15 Emmerdale 13:45 Coronation Street 19:30 5 News Tonight 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 20:00 Ultimate Strongman Show Team World Championship 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 21:00 Our Yorkshire Farm 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 WW2 Wrecks: Draining 21:00 Two and a Half Men the Ocean 21:30 Two and a Half Men 23:00 The Sex Business 22:00 The Holiday 07:00 MILKSHAKE

07:00 Coronation Street

10:15 Jeremy Vine

07:25 Coronation Street 07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 The Royal 09:55 Judge Judy 10:25 Judge Judy 10:50 Judge Judy 11:20 Inspector Morse 13:35 The Royal 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:15 Coronation Street 16:45 Inspector Morse 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Marple 23:00 Liar

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Across 1. Given tool inside that’s specially selected (4-6) 7. Joint that may be violated (8) 8. Go round and call (4) 9. Single fish (4) 10. Speak about odd love for a sausage (7) 12. Cried so loud, being upset, or changed hue (11) 14. Make a big fuss - and continue to do so (5,2) 16. Utter contempt in this style (4) 19. Check front of ship (4) 20. Dead ends making you depressed? (8) 21. Favourite heavyweight of a town in the north of England (10)

Down 1. Scottish exclamation or owl noises (5) 2. Pointers not required? Not entirely (7) 3. Fruit and vegetable, right? (4) 4. Apple brandy and soda served up after Calvin dropped in (8) 5. Spooky European lake (5) 6. Reveal new fun - not new (6) 11. Massive deficit in fuel production (8) 12. A shortage of twisted thread (6) 13. Object when put into torn clothing (7) 15. A dance that comes from Burma? (5) 17. Unrelenting back (5) 18. Garden taken from the dentist (4)



Across 7. Suitable (11) 8. Stop speaking (4,2) 9. Robbery at sea (6) 10. Instrumentalist (6) 12. Take for granted (6) 13. Snake (3) 14. In addition (2,4) 16. Interior (6) 18. Bosom (6) 20. Gypsy (6) 22. Futility (11)


1. Ready money (4) 2. Indifference (6) 3. Non-commissioned officer (8) 4. Let fall (4) 5. The sign of the bull (6) 6. Greeted (8) 11. Shiny (8) 12. Beekeeper (8) 15. Rubbed out (6) 17. One of the four seasons (6) 19. At that time (4) 21. Prying (4)


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Daily Codeword



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A Rosetta is made up of a 7 6 centre coloured hexagon Example encircled by 6 white hexagons. To complete the puzzle, fill in all 7 Rosettas with each number between 1 and 7 in no particular order while also ensuring that : 1. No number is repeated in a horizontal row 2. Each number from 1 to 7 are represented in the 7 grey coloured hexagon cells.

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To complete the puzzle fill in each of the empty hexagon cells with numbers between 1 & 7 following the 3 rules below; 1. No numbers in a horizontal line can be repeated. 2. No numbers in a diagonal line can be repeated. 3. No numbers in the 7 gray hexagons can be repeated.

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Drop Quotes are similar to cryptograms, in that the goal is for the solver to uncover a hidden quote. A black-andwhite crossword-style grid is set up for each quote, with a number of letters “hovering” above each column. Your task is to “drop” each of those letters into the appropriate square in each column, until the entire quote is revealed. All punctuation (commas, periods, dashes, etc.) has been removed. Good luck!


21st Mar – 20th Apr Seven of Pentacles There is a need to check your finances, maybe an insurance policy. Everything you do this week will have positive repercussions it is time to take a risk and change your life for the better, opportunities are all around you do not listen to negative peoples comments. Lucky Number 21


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* Note that each white hexagon belongs to a line of 7 that must contain each of the numbers between 1 and 7.

21st Apr – 21st May Eight of Wands Watch out world Taurians are on fire this week with their ideas and projects, allow your imagination to work for you now. Practical help is there Wednesday for you but be aware there are speedy changes on the way, you’ll need all your energy to keep ahead this week. Lucky Number 30


22nd May – 21th June The Devil There are two ways this week could go for Gemini’s depends on how you deal with those around you who are not being very helpful, always remember you are in charge of your own destiny and you are the most important person in your life. Keep on keeping on. Lucky Number 13

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22nd June – 22nd July Ten of Wands This is the celebration card so there are celebrations in the air get your glad rags on and be ready to party. Take up all invitations you receive this week and you will have a most pleasant surprise how well things can work out for you personally and work/ hobby wise.


23rd July – 22nd Aug Queen of Swords Feeling a little rebellious this week about time you did too, others may be important to you but your life needs to be allowed. Come on and show the world what a wonderful leader you can be it will help to change your world. Great week to negotiate around work issues Lucky Number 41



23rd Sept – 22nd Oct Three of Cups There is some indecision around you this week you may find it is best to leave any major decisions til after Friday. You also need to take time out of your schedule to relax and allow yourself time to unwind, thinking of others is all very nice but you need to think of you first. Lucky Number 45


23rd Oct – 21st Nov Ten of Swords Keep away from gossip this week as it will bring negative energies around you, there is a need for you to keep positive at this time for others as well as yourself. A younger person will bring you some good cheer and a little luck later on in the week. Time for fun I think. Lucky Number 33








21st Dec – 19th Jan 1/1 Queen of Pentacles This card talks of an astute mature business person, wether this is you or a partner an idea is about to pay off and life will become easier. Looking back at memories will be a big part of this week bringing happy memories back into your life just when you need them. Lucky Number 17


20th Jan – 19th Feb Nine of Cups There is a need to look at what is happening in the background this week, if you always look forward you can miss some exciting happenings, and there are some pretty good happenings in the cards for you this week. Keep your sensible head on to help others. Lucky Number 15


20th Feb – 20th Mar 23rd Aug– 22nd Sept 22nd Nov – 20th Dec Ace of Cups Ace of Wands Page of Pentacles Love is in the air you will find Money is well starred this week Being strong minded (some others respond to your softer look out for opportunities to might say stubborn) is great but side, this will be a week of increase your income, a male now is a time for listening to adchange for those who are lonely, influence will help with this. You vice and allowing others to help but you need to get out there have worked hard over the last you out of a situation of your own Puzzle of, Baron December 3, 2018 - Go will to for months Hints and and Solutions! and show whatCopyright you are©made few will soon be able making. Seeds be sown this those in a relationship will see to take some time out and relax. week for future improvements positive changes. Your best day But just now its important to keep if you listen carefully to another will be Friday. Lucky Number 02 yourself busy. Lucky Number 45 persons plans. Lucky Number 29

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WEDNESDAY 12th December

07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Defenders UK 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats 12:45 A1: Britain’s Longest Road 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:30 BBC London News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:15 Escape to the Country 16:45 The Best Christmas Food Ever 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The One Show 21:00 Shop Well for Less 22:00 The Apprentice 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:42 BBC Weather 23:45 A Question of Sport

07:00 This Is BBC TWO 07:00 Totally Bonkers 07:00 Good Morning Britain 07:30 3rd Rock From the Sun 07:00 MILKSHAKE 07:30 The Best Christmas 08:45 Everybody Loves Guinness World Records 09:30 Lorraine 10:15 Jeremy Vine Food Ever 07:25 Totally Bonkers 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show Raymond 08:15 Bargain Hunt 09:40 Frasier 12:15 Home for Christmas Day Guinness World Records 11:30 This Morning 09:00 Great British Menu 11:10 Ramsay’s Kitchen 07:50 You’ve Been Framed! 13:45 Neighbours 09:30 Trust Me I’m a Doctor 13:30 Loose Women Nightmares USA 08:10 Ninja Warrior UK 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 10:00 BBC News at Nine 12:05 The Simpsons 14:15 Christmas in the 09:00 Emmerdale 14:55 ITV News London 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 13:00 Channel 4 News 09:25 You’ve Been Framed! 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 15:00 Judge Rinder 13:05 A New Life in the Sun Smokies 10:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 12:15 Politics Live 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 14:05 My Family Secrets 16:00 Christmas Connection Show 14:00 Think Tank Revealed 17:00 Tipping Point 11:20 Planet’s Got Talent 14:45 Reel History of Britain 17:45 5 News at 5 15:10 Countdown 18:00 The Chase 15:15 Railways: 13:15 Emmerdale 16:00 Fifteen to One 18:00 Friends 15:45 Who Do You Think You Are? 19:00 ITV News London 13:45 You’ve Been Framed! 17:00 A Place in the Sun 16:45 The Polar Bear Family & Me19:30 ITV Evening News 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 18:30 Friends 18:00 Kirstie’s Handmade 20:00 Emmerdale 17:45 Eggheads Show Christmas 19:00 Neighbours 18:15 Put Your Money Where 20:30 Coronation Street 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 The Simpsons Your Mouth Is 21:00 Paul O’Grady: For the 19:30 Hollyoaks 19:30 5 News Tonight 16:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show 19:00 Richard Osman’s House Love of Dogs 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:00 Giants Live Qualifying 17:50 The Jeremy Kyle Show of Games 20:55 The Political Slot 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: 21:30 Coronation Street 19:30 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 I’m a Celebrity... Get Me 21:00 The Secret Life of the Tour World’s Strongest Man It Takes Two Zoo 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip Out of Here! 21:00 Kids A&E at Christmas 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 22:00 Old People’s Home for 4 20:30 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 MasterChef: Professionals 23:00 ITV News at Ten 22:00 Great British Ships Year Olds 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Death and Nightingales 23:30 ITV News London 23:00 The World’s Most 23:00 The Apprentice: You’re Fired 23:45 Peston 21:30 Two and a Half Men 23:00 The Sex Business Expensive Presents 23:30 Newsnight 22:00 Love Actually

07:00 Coronation Street

07:00 Breakfast 10:15 Defenders UK 11:00 Homes Under the Hammer 12:00 Britain’s Secret Charity Cheats 12:45 A1: Britain’s Longest Road 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:30 BBC London News 14:45 Doctors 15:15 The Doctor Blake Mysteries 16:15 Escape to the Country 16:45 The Best Christmas Food Ever 17:30 Flog It! 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 This is My Song 22:00 The Apprentice 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:42 BBC Weather 23:45 Question Time

07:00 This Is BBC TWO 07:00 Good Morning Britain 07:30 The Best Christmas 09:30 Lorraine Food Ever 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 08:15 Bargain Hunt 11:30 This Morning 09:00 MasterChef: Professionals13:30 Loose Women 10:00 BBC News at Nine 14:30 ITV Lunchtime News 11:00 Victoria Derbyshire 14:55 ITV News London 12:00 BBC Newsroom Live 15:00 Judge Rinder 13:15 Politics Live 16:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 14:00 Think Tank 14:45 Reel History of Britain 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 15:15 Railways 15:45 Who Do You Think You Are? 19:00 ITV News London 16:45 The Polar Bear Family & Me19:30 ITV Evening News 17:45 Eggheads 20:00 Emmerdale 18:15 Put Your Money Where 20:30 Tonight Your Mouth Is 21:00 Emmerdale 19:00 Richard Osman’s House 21:30 Gino’s Italian Coastal of Games Escape 19:30 Strictly Come Dancing: 22:00 Billy Connolly’s Ultimate It Takes Two 20:00 Celebrity Antiques Road Trip World Tour 21:00 MasterChef: Professionals 23:00 ITV News at Ten 23:30 ITV News London 22:00 Amazing Hotels: Life 23:45 Sir Cliff Richard: 60 Beyond the Lobby 23:00 Live at the Apollo Years in Public and in Private 23:30 Newsnight


07:00 Coronation Street

10:15 Jeremy Vine

07:25 Coronation Street

THURSDAY 13th December

07:30 3rd Rock From the Sun 08:45 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:10 Everybody Loves Raymond 09:40 Frasier 11:10 Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares USA 12:05 The Simpsons 13:00 Channel 4 News 13:05 A New Life in the Sun 14:05 My Family Secrets Revealed 15:10 Countdown 16:00 Fifteen to One 17:00 A Place in the Sun 18:00 Kirstie’s Handmade Christmas 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 21:00 George Clarke’s Amazing Spaces 22:00 The First 23:00 Naked Attraction

07:00 Totally Bonkers Guinness World Records 07:25 Totally Bonkers 12:10 The Perfect Christmas Guinness World Records 07:50 You’ve Been Framed! Village 08:10 Ninja Warrior UK 13:45 Neighbours 09:00 Emmerdale 14:20 The Christmas Calendar 09:25 Coronation Street 10:25 The Ellen DeGeneres 16:00 Call Me Claus Show 17:45 5 News at 5 11:20 Planet’s Got Talent 18:00 Friends 13:15 Emmerdale 13:45 Coronation Street 18:30 Friends 14:45 The Ellen DeGeneres 19:00 Neighbours Show 19:30 5 News Tonight 15:40 The Jeremy Kyle Show 20:00 Esther Rantzen’s House 16:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:50 The Jeremy Kyle Show Trap 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Shop Smart Save 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men Money for Christmas 21:30 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Oxford Street 24/7 22:00 Family Guy 23:00 Edge of Tomorrow 22:30 Family Guy 23:00 Celebrity Juice

07:25 Coronation Street 07:50 Heartbeat 08:55 The Royal 09:55 Judge Judy 10:25 Judge Judy 10:50 Judge Judy 11:20 Inspector Morse 13:35 The Royal 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:15 Coronation Street 16:45 Inspector Morse 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Marple 23:00 Liar

07:55 Heartbeat 08:55 The Royal 09:55 Judge Judy 10:25 Judge Judy 10:50 Judge Judy 11:20 Inspector Morse 13:35 The Royal 14:40 Heartbeat 15:40 Coronation Street 16:15 Coronation Street 16:45 Inspector Morse 19:00 Heartbeat 20:00 Murder, She Wrote 21:00 Agatha Christie’s Marple 23:00 Liar





“I maintain that, if everyone knew what others said about him, there would not be four friends in the world. “

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Twerk or Twerp?

There’s an old adage that says sport and politics don’t mix and the same can pretty much be said for sport and music. In case you needed any proof, Hoddle and Waddle singing Diamond Lights on Top of the Pops, would be my evidence….. I still have nightmares! And, there is a reason superstar DJ’s sit high up on stage during their performances, hidden behind mixing desks and massive speakers. When they do open their gobs, they generally put their rather large glittery boot in it. Take French DJ, Martin Solveig for instance. You may not have heard of him, but you’ve probably danced around your handbag to one of his tunes in Café B, Red Dog at 6am without knowing. Called on to present the first ever Ballon d’Or,

European Footballer of the Year Award for a woman footballer the other night, what did DJ Dimwit ask the winner, Norwegian player Ada Hegerberg? He asked her, whether she could ‘Twerk’ in celebration. In other words, waggle her bum about suggestively. Really? Would he have asked male winner, Croatian Luka Modric the same question? Of course not ……. Keep it up DJ Twerp, you’ll be playing wedding discos soon.

Norwegian star, Ada Hegerberg lifts the prestigious Ballon d’Or, European Footballer of the Year trophy.

Snr. Handsome to you

VicenteLlorach, from Valencia. Voted the most handsome man in the world.

Did you know, there’s a contest to decide who is the most handsome man in the World? Well men, if like me, you didn’t receive a trophy in Australia last week, I’m afraid he isn’t you. But, the winner of the title is actually a Spaniard, in fact he is from the Valencian seaside resort of Peniscola (stop that sniggering now) and his name is VicenteLlorach. Don’t ask me how the competition’s judging works, but Vicente, 23, had to first be crowned Mr. Valencia and subsequently Mr Spain, before travelling to the Gold Coast of Australia to the World finals

to represent his country. At 1.92 metres in height, the Valencian Adonis, did not disappoint his supporters, including designers Carmen Asins and Don Felix, who made his clothing for the competition and came back home triumphant. Not sure what the most handsome man in the World has to do to for the next year, but I’d imagine it’s pretty much the same as the old Miss World winners did…… nothing much apart from smile a lot and tell reporters how they want to travel the planet, help poor people and be an air hostess when they grow up

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Out with the dog, on with the scruffs James Bond, who was Anyone who owns pictured out in London, a dog, knows the with his adorable importance of the doggie earlier this morning walk, the one week. that comes directly Sporting long locks, after you spy your obedient hound waiting grown for his role as patiently by the door in Loki in the upcoming Avengers 4 movie and a state of suppressed wearing a baggy black frenzy. ensemble, the Night Well, that’s my Manager star, was experience every hardly recognisable. morning and if you’re Did he care? No anything like me, you don’t care what you put way and neither would anyone else, on your body for the occasion, providing you after all everybody loves a man and his manage to get the dog dog. Altogether……. out of the door before Aaaawwww!! an accident occurs. I’ve often been seen around the old streets of Altea, in mismatched trackies, woolly hat and shorts and god forbid socks and flip flops. Luckily for me, no one is interested in my sartorial elegance and no paps are waiting around the corner to catch me unawares. Unlike, normally hirsute, heartthrob and sex symbol, Tom Avengers 4 star, Hiddleston, Tom Hiddleston, much hardly recognisable touted to as he walks his dog on be the next a London street.

Drake and Latino are Spotify stars It’s clearly the season when the best of the year lists are compiled and published to show what we’ve been watching, reading and listening to over the past twelve months. Musically it’s been a year to remember for Canadian rapper Drake, whose June

To round it all off for the singer, ‘Scorpion’ and its lead single ‘God’s Plan’, were the most

2018 album, Scorpion, has helped him become the most streamed artist of the year on Spotify. His 8.2 billion streams in 2018 make him not only Spotify’s most-streamed artist of the year, butalso the platform’s most-streamed artist of all time.

streamed album and song of 2018, respectively. Good news for Ariane st Grande, who became the mo and st arti ale fem ed stream for Latin music as a genre, with J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Cardi B and Camilla Cabello all featuring high on the streaming figures.

Bitchy Reality Bites

December is upon us, which means the reality show juggernauts that have dominated our weekend viewing over the past couple of months are drawing to their ultimate closure, where winners are announced. The first and least watched of the three ended last Sunday, when Dalton Harris, deservedly won X Factor 2018, garnering 10% more votes than runner up Scarlett Lee. Dalton’s winners single, his version of the Frankie Goes to Hollywood classic Power of Love, has already entered the charts and is bookies favourite to be the Christmas number one, which would be the first time a winner made the top spot since 2014, when Ben Haenow( Hey Who?) managed it. Apparently, viewing figures for the final were up on last year, giving a boost to under fire X Factor producers and prompting Simon Cowell to have a sly dig at former runner-up Fleur East, who is currently parading her curly mop in the celebrity Who can forget the be shown on Netflix, is touted as jungle. heartbreaking movie, Watership one of the most expensive series Addressing, Down, whose theme song Bright of its kind. act Scarlett, his Eyes belied the brutal story of James McAvoy, Gemma Arterton, who’d just rabbits trying to survive as humans Rosamund Pike, Nicholas Hoult, finished encroach on their territory. Olivia Colman, John Boyega, Peter second, as A new animated, adaptation of the Capaldi, Mackenzie Crook and Taron Fleur did four tale is in production and judging by a Egerton are just some of the A List years ago, the sneak preview released by makers stars voicing the rabbits. mogul said, “I don’t want you And, as if that wasn’t enough, BBC, it promises to be even grittier in the jungle in Sam Smith has been signed up and tragic than the original. two years drinking to sing the theme tune ….. With an 18 million juice. I want worm ...Get the handkerchiefs production budget, the you either on Broadway, two-part mini-series, ready. West End, or selling which will also

The rabbits are back

records.” Ouch, that was a bit harsh Mr Cowell, maybe if you looked after your Syco record label artists a bit better, they wouldn’t have to do more reality stuff. Fleur is actually doing pretty well in the jungle without any Cowell help and is still there after three eliminations. Our ‘Arry is still hot favourite to be crowned King of the Jungle, but poor old Noel Edmonds was the first to be chucked out. Try working out, how much a day he earned during his short lived, half naked stint in camp …… eye watering!

Meanwhile, over on the other side, Strictly Come Dancing has waltzed its glitzy way to the semi-final stage with hardly a flurry of the normal dramas normally surrounding the show. Stacey Dooley, Ashley Roberts, Faye Tozer, Lauren Steadman and Joe Sugg are the five celebs battling to make the final on December 15th, with one sure to miss out. So, who is favourite to lift the famous glitterball trophy then? Stacey or Joe are the joint odds on favourites, so as he is vastly outnumbered, I’m plumping for Joe …… Let’s hear it for the BOY!!



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The Terri Horvath Morris dancers, the only Local Morris dancing team are preparing their forthcoming Calendar of events. They are already booked to appear on the Grand stage at The Zenia Boulevard for the 24th November @ approximately 3 o.c. So come along and see them there. If you would like to arrange for them to be at your event or would like to join the group Dancers (no experience necessary, just 2 left feet!) or as a musician, Please contact 965 076 717 the Team Squire or the group secretary on sus4n.ward@sky. com 643 026 574

Javea Javea U3A members can be sure of a real Christmas cracker at the November monthly meeting at the Parador hotel next Wednesday (Nov 28)! It is time for the annual Extravaganza, when fellow members let their hair down and entertain the audience with fantastic fun, frolics and fun. And this year’s show promises to be as hilarious as ever with a few surprises in store. The cast have been rehearsing over the last few weeks in order to put on the best

show possible. Preparations have been veiled in secrecy so far, but we can be sure of a mixture of madcap mirth, merriment and music as the various sketches unfold. Doors open at 9.30am and after a short business meeting, the show will begin at 11am. Members should be aware how important it is to get there early to ensure a seat as it is always a full house for the Extravaganza. Afterwards there will be free mince pies and sherry on offer to members of the audience. All fully paid up members of the Javea U3A are welcome.

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Santa has already been very busy and in just a few weeks he will be on his way to the Raquel Paya School for children with special needs. These youngsters are already very excited and looking forward to Santa’s arrival and all the presents he has in that bag of his. But first we need your support by buying lots of raffle tickets in our Christmas Raffle. The tickets are now on sale in the shop and library and there are fabulous prizes to be won: This year we have a 127cm (50”) TV; a magnificent hamper filled with Christmas goodies; vouchers for restaurants, beauty treatments,

hairdressing; wine, chocolates; and many other great prizes. A strip of five tickets will cost you only €3, giving you the opportunity to win one of our fantastic prizes and at the same time support our campaign to fill Santa’s bag with all those presents for the children. Your generous contribution to the Christmas Raffle will ensure that they are not disappointed. Thank you for your continued support. The draw takes place on Friday, 21st of December at 12 noon in the Original Charity Shop on Carrer de Nancy 1, in Javea’sArenal. Looking for gift ideas this Christmas? Why not pop into the shop and have a look in our jewellery cabinet where we have lots of beautiful pieces on sale. You could also buy a €10 gift voucher, or if you are looking for something ideal for a book worm why not consider giving a library membership for €30. For more information please see our web page: or email:

Los Montisinos Andante International Classical Choir is to perform Christmas carols on Saturday, lst December at 8.15 p.m.

at Los Montesinos Church as well as Sunday, 9th December at 7.30 p.m. at Benijofar Church. Entrance will be free with bucket collections for their local charities. The audience will be invited to join in with the singing. The programme will include traditional English, Basque and German carols. We are still seeking Basses and Tenors to join our friendly choir. Anyone wishing to do so should contact elcvdvecht@ or telephone 625 707294 for more information.



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Horoscopes ARIES (March 21st-April 20th) LIBRA (Sept 24th-Oct 23rd) Connect with the person sitting Today is one of those days in next to you on the bus, Aries, which prosperity is much closer or the one behind you in line at than you think, Libra. You will the store. He or she may have a find what you seek, but it’s up to piece of wisdom to share that will you to take the first step to going ARIES change your life forever. Know LIBRA after it. More than likely, you’re that you, too, could be that person looking for solid answers to who changes someone else’s life with a single your deep and probing questions. Don’t let your thought or piece of wisdom. Communication is inquisitive mind rest until you find the answers the key to expanding your world in many ways. that ring true for you.

TAURUS (April 21st-May 21st) Your self-esteem may be challenged by a fast-paced talker or unpleasant situation, Taurus. Don’t accept things as they appear at first glance. There’s a TAURUS much deeper meaning brewing below the surface, and you’d be foolish not to recognize this when it comes around. Stick to your guns and stay grounded. Newfangled devices and big promises may not be all they’re advertised to be.

SCORPIO (Oct 24th-Nov 22nd) Indecision may leave you helpless at a crossroads today, Scorpio. Others around you could be just as undecided regarding their direction. At the same time, SCORPIO you may feel pressured to take immediate action and you’re tired of waiting for others to make the first move. Find answers in simple solutions. There’s more than one correct way to go. Your choice is the right one if you believe it.

GEMINI (May 22nd-June 21st) Jump on board the fast train and see how far it takes you, Gemini. You will be surprised how far you can go with minimal effort. Your grace and polite GEMINI manners will help you navigate to where you need to be. You’re your own ship and there is a large gust of wind filling your sails. Make the most of this energy by shooting for the top and not resting until you get there.

SAGITTARIUS (Nov 23rd-Dec 21st) Latch on to the expansiveness that comes when you connect with others in the social arena, Sagittarius. Communication is a key part of the day. You will SAGITTARIUS find that if you go with the flow, you will land exactly where you need to be. Take the adventurous route and feel free to skip around from one thing to another. There’s no need to pin yourself down to only one way of doing something.

CANCER (June 22nd-July 23rd) Flexibility is important today, Cancer. Take the relaxed, laidback approach. Trying to ram your ideas through isn’t the best tactic. Having tunnel vision will restrict CANCER you in many ways. Keep an open mind and be receptive to other people’s ideas and opinions. You have a great deal of power at your fingertips. It would be a shame to waste it by not having the breadth of vision to see all your options.

CAPRICORN (Dec 22nd-Jan 20th) Connect with the stable, grounding energy of the day, Capricorn, but beware that tension may come in the form of fast talk and misguided CAPRICORN information. People might be fickle and frantic. Wait for the dust to settle before you pick which road to take. Impulsive decisions are apt to lead you down paths that might not be the best choice for you now. Try not to think too much!

LEO (July 24th-August 23rd) Things coming at you from all sides are forcing you to make a move, Leo. Try not to feel pressured into something you don’t want to do. A nervous restlessness is apt to take LEO over your being and urge you to act. Don’t let other people’s energies dictate your actions. Secure your position and be strong. Don’t be lured into situations you know are bad for you.

AQUARIUS (Jan 21st-Feb 19th) The expansive feeling you might be experiencing is apt to be squelched today as you get the feeling that you’ve lost touch with reality. Make sure you connect with real life, Aquarius, and do AQUARIUS a bit of planning to balance your whimsical nature. Things that you haven’t accounted for might crop up and hit you, serving as a reminder that you need to deal with the here and now.

VIRGO (August 24th-Sept 23rd) Lock into the practical, grounding force that is not only realistic but also flexible. Attend to details and organize yourself, Virgo. Be aware that you may need to alter your course in order to fit VIRGO with the group energy. Try to work together with those around you to achieve a common goal. Initiating the help of others is easier than you think as long as you stay focused and motivated.

PISCES (Feb 20th-March 20th) Walk to the beat of your own drum, Pisces. If you try to latch on to the glib, fast-paced information of the day, you might lose your voice in the crowd. On other hand, if you plant your PISCES the feet firmly and try to plan in too much detail, you might deprive yourself of spontaneous events that prove fulfilling. Chart your own course, and don’t be afraid if no one else comes along.

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Spain’s Jon Rahm recorded seven birdies to win the Hero World Challenge by four strokes in the Bahamas on Sunday. The 24-year-old world number eight, part of Europe’s triumphant Ryder Cup team in September, wrapped

by Alex Trelinski

up his third individual title of the year, the sixth of his burgeoning career. Rahm, who led overnight with Tony Finau and Henrik Stenson, posted a bogey-free seven-under 65 to finish on

20 under. Britain’s Justin Rose was in sight of the world number one spot after a 65 but Finau denied him with a birdie at the last for sole possession of second, behind world number one, Brooks Koepka, who did not play at the weekend.

Rugby round up

ITV Orihuela Vega Baja(pictured in yellow and black) remain undefeated this season and top the Murcia Federation standings after a comprehensive 65-14 victory last weekend over the University of Murcia. League leaders Orihuela may have been eyeing up

by Alex Trelinski

a three-figure score as they led 41-nil at the interval, but the visitors regrouped to offer a more competitive second half. The Mar Menor Squalos recorded an 18 points to seven win at bottom side Carta-

gena University’s B team to stay fifth in the standings. The final round of matches before the holiday break take place next weekend, with Orihuela taking on second-placed Murcia, whilst the Squalos entertain the Cartagena University A team.

Sacked again

Athletic Bilbao dismissed head coach Eduardo Berizzo this week after eight months in charge. The Argentine, 49, was named Athletic manager in May, having been contro-

by Neil Mortimer

versially sacked by Sevilla a year ago, just a week after he returned from cancer surgery. Athletic are 18th in La

Liga having not won since the opening day of the season. The club’s youth team coach Gaizka Garitano has been named as Berizzo’s replacement.


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Sports & Local Sports News Quesada Bowls Club Report Las Ramblas Golf Society by Dee Stephenson A busy weeks bowling with mixed results for the teams. This week the teams in the South Alicante Winter League were playing catch up after matches were cancelled due to the torrential rain last week. In the enterprise Division Quesada Diamonds rescheduled match against San Luis Klingons resulted in a San Luis win of 9 points to 3 and 99-74 shots. And unfortunately on a very cold and windy morning The Diamonds struggled a bit in this weeks match which resulted in another defeat, this time to San Luis Trekkers, who won the match 10-2 points and the shots were 88-72. The Pearls however, had an extremely close game against San Luis Trekkers for their rescheduled match - the score was 6 points each and with a nail biting finish on the last end, San Luis won the shots 81-80 points. And they drew again in another very close match on Monday against San Luis Klingons - 6 points each but this time San Luis won the shots 101 to 91. The Pearls are playing well though and are currently in 4th place in the league. Quesada Rubies played their rescheduled match away to Greenland Maples, who won 8-4 points and 100 shots to 69. In this weeks match Rubies had a much better game and the match ended in a draw against Greenland Maples, 6 points each, but Greenlands won the shots 95-79 In the southern league Division A Quesada Swallows hosted Vistabella Picadors - always a friendly and enjoy-

able game. Swallows had a convincing win though of 10-2 points and 127 to 56 shots. Well done to the team. While in Division B, Quesada Swifts played MonteMar Matadors. A close match resulted in a Quesada win of 7 points to 5 and 99 shots to 90, and was enough to keep them in second place in the league only 5 points behind the leader Mazarron Miners. Unfortunately the Swans playing away, came up against the Horadada Royals playing at their best. Horadada won the game 2 points to 10 and 78-100 points. In the Winter league on Wednesday, Quesada had a resounding win against MonteMar. The match ended 12 -0 points and shots were 96 to Quesada and 69 to MonteMar. Its now extremely tight at the top of the table with Quesada only 4 points behind the leaders, Javea and a game in hand against San Miguel who are currently in second place. And finally after a very busy week, in the first round of the Premier 20 Knockout Competition, Quesada won their match against Vistabella 10 points to 6 and 130 shots to 119. This puts them straight into the semi-finals against El CID. Just a reminder that our popular Saturday morning chicken drive is open to visitors. Green fees are only 6 euros if you have your own shoes and bowls and 7 euros if you need to hire them. Anyone interested in taking part, please report to The Club, Quesada for a 9.30am start.

It was the best 2 scores from 4 and all scores to count on the par 5’s format that we played on Monday (I don’t think it’s got a name but if you know better ……) Our winners, officially with 93 points, were Nigel Price, Peter Radcliffe, Mike Mahony and Pete Dunn. They actually scored more than that but didn’t mark the card correctly! DQ?

Thank goodness Trevor Pulleyblank is going back to the UK until March next year,he won Wednesday’s stableford again, this time with 40 points. Joyce McClusky flew the flag for the ladies with 38 and in third place was Hendrick Oldenziel with 37 points. Bringing up the rear with 24 points was Ken Robertson, even though he managed to get two of

the three2’s today! Friday’s ‘Texas Scramble’ was great fun and was our very own ‘Red Day’. All those competing played from the ladies tees. (Oh how I wish it was like this all the time!) Our winners, with a gross score of 6 under par (nett 58.4) were Bryan Neal, Peter Radcliffe, Joyce McClusky and (I’m delighted to say) yours truly.

Club Deportivo Torrevieja Send us your sports news CD Torrevieja has closed a deal to bring new player, Tomas Basualdo Martínez (Argentina, 1995), to the Club. Tomy plays in the position of defensive midfielder, and although he is predominantly a defensive player, he is also skilled in building moves and game construction. The Argentinean player joins CD Torrevieja straight from CD Almuñecar City and he has previously played for Estudiantes de Murcia (3º Division) and Indpendiente Chivilcoy y Gimanasia and Tiro de Salta in Argentina.

CD Montesinos at home MATCH 13 On Sunday 9th December 2018, CD Montesinos are at home, to play CF Rafal. Kick-off is 4.30pm. This match will be sponsored by The Full Monte Before the match, The Full Monte will present groceries for the

Municipal Food Bank of Los Montesinos. This will be presented to Officials of the Ayuntamiento of Los Montesinos. If anyone has purchased any groceries for this worthwhile charity, can you please bring the donations early before the game, and we need volunteers to possibly help with the collection and distribution

of the groceries. The next home match against Callosa Deportiva “B” during the weekend of 23rd December will be sponsored by HEAT. More match sponsors are required for future home matches. The cost is 40euro, and can be shared by several members, or a business (potential local publicity), or as an individual.

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La Finca Golf Society

Monday we were at Las Ramblas as La Finca was closed for a Pro -amand we played astablefordof the yellow blockswhich was won by Andrew Mills, results was as follows; 4th, Mike Stott (31), 3rdJeff Ellis (32), Gavin Parke (33) and 1stAndrew Mills (37). Nearest the pins were Juan Niguez(6) and (10), Barry Roehrig (12) and Ole Dibbern (14). On Wednesday we played at Villamartin for the same reason as above and played aStablefordcompetition of the Yellow Blocks, results was as follows; 4th, Dave Friedman(33), 3rdEric Owens(33), 2nd,Shaun Locke(34) and 1st,Mick Elliot(35). Nearest the pins wereMick Elliot (6),Andrew

Mills(9), Shaun Locke (13) andStuart Tosh(16). On Saturday back at La Fincaa very nice day for golf today apart from it being very cold first thing and a strong wind. Greens very quick and getting quicker so they tell us but not as receptive.  It was our Masters Final day where members who were past winners or any member winning on a Saturday in the past year qualified to play for the Masters Jacketand we played a Medal of the Yellow Blocks. Results as follows for Saturday, 4thGavin Parke (78) 3rd,Barry Roehrig(77), 2nd,Nick Shaw(77) and 1st, Lew Josswith (75). Congratulations to our 2018 Masters Champi-

on Lew (I think I will give this game up) Joss.  Nearest the pins were John Macadam’s(3), Mike Stott(6), Lew Joss (13) and Mike Stott (16). There were 4 four 2,s today, Andrew Mills (3) Jerry Conybeare (6), Lew Joss (13) and Mike Stott (16). Hole 6 was pulled out the hat so Jerry wins the three week roll over. Best dressed golfer was Derek Braid.  A big LFGS welcome to our 2 new members today; Jim Imrie (hcp 3) and Spencer Andrews (hcp 11).  Back to The Corner Flag Bar afterwards for food and presentation thanks to Steve and his staff. If you require information about the society give Barry a ring on 666694467 or 966731033.


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Friday 7th December

Friday 8th December

South African Open 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 11:00 QBE Shootout 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 19:30

Saturday 8th December South African Open 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 10:30 QBE Shootout 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 19:30

Kell Brook vs Michael Zerafa Sky Sports Action Sky Sports Main Event - 21:00

Premiership Football

Sunday 9th December South African Open 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 10:30 QBE Shootout 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 19:00

Thursday 10th December Indonesian Masters 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 08:00

Saturday 8th December

English football

Monday 10th December

Saturday 8th December

Boreham Wood v Leyton Orient BT Sport 2 - 13:35 Reading v Sheff Utd Sky Sports Football - 18:30

Spanish Football Saturday 8th December Atletico Madrid v Alaves Eleven Sports 1 - 13:00 Villarreal v Celta Vigo Eleven Sports 1 - 18:30 Espanyol v Barcelona Eleven Sports 1 - 20:45

Sunday 9th December Huesca v Real Madrid Eleven Sports 1 - 16:15

Ethiopia’s Leul Gebrselassie stamped his authority at the Maraton Valencia Trinidad Alfonso, an IAAF Gold Label road race, in Valencia City on Sunday. Running for just the second time over the distance, the 25-yearold produced a 2:04:30 effort to finish almost a full minute inside the

Sunday 9th December

Newcastle v Wolves - 17:00

West Brom v Aston Villa Sky Sports Football - 21:00

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Bournemouth v Liverpool - 13:30 Burnley v FC -16:00 Man Utd v Fulham - 16:00 Arsenal v Huddersfield- 16:00 Cardiff v Southampton - 16:00 West Ham v Crystal Palace - 16:00 Chelsea v Man City - 18:30 Leicester City v Tottenham - 20:45

Alfred Dunhill Championship 2018 Sky Sports Golf - 11:30

Friday 7th December

Ethiopians dominate

Everton v Watford - 21:00

Scottish Football Friday 7th Decewmber Ayr v Inverness CT BT Sport 1 - 20:45

Saturday 8th December Kilmarnock v Hibernian BT Sport 1 - 13:00

Sunday 9th December Dundee v Rangers Sky Sports Football - 14:30

previous Spanish all-comers record set at this race last year. In a race of exceptionally strong depth, the top-three athletes dipped below 2:05 and no fewer than six men ran under 2:05:30, a figure only bettered in the Dubai marathon this season. In the women’s race, Ethiopia’s Ashete Dido obliterated the course record and her previous best in 2:21:14 to take a commanding victory ahead of Kenya’s Lydia Cheromei, the leader for much of the race.

Wilders rematch call

Italian football Friday 7th December Juventus v Inter Eleven Sports 1 - 20:30

Saturday 8th December Cagliari v Roma Eleven Sports 2 - 1800

England go Dutch WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder says he “can’t wait” to face Tyson Fury again, following their controversial draw in Los Angeles on Saturday. Wilder twice knocked down Fury during the fight, but many observers felt the Briton should have won. And Fury, 30, said he thought the 33-year-old American would try to avoid

England will play the Netherlands in the Nations League semi-finals in Guimaraes, Portugal on June 6th 2019. The hosts face Switzerland on June 5th at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao in the other semi-final, with the final on June 9th. “It’s a very exciting game to look forward to and a second semi-final for us,” said England manager Gareth

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Southgate. England reached the last four of the World Cup in Russia this summer, where they were beaten 2-1 by Croatia. They qualified for the Nations League semi-finals by finishing top of a group containing Croatia and Spain. The game against the Dutch, managed by Ron-

ald Koeman, at Estadio D Afonso Henriques will be the first competitive meeting between the sides since Euro ‘96 when an England side containing Southgate won 4-1. “We play a team in Holland who are at a similar stage to us - developing, lots of exciting young players in both sides - and you can see the impact Ronald has had,” said Southgate.

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a rematch with him “at all costs”. Wilder claimed he won the fight and was the “more aggressive fighter and landed the more effective punches”. In a post on Instagram, he said: “You saw the best Fury but you did not get the best Wilder and I still managed to get the job done.”

He added: “At the end of the day, boxing wins. The fans are the real winner and I can’t wait for Wilder Fury 2 to end the controversial talk around the world once and for all.” Wilder’s trainer Jay Deas said earlier he wanted his fighter to take on Fury again before a potential bout with IBF, WBO and WBA champion Anthony Joshua.

Sant Joan surprise

Preferente Group Four leaders Intercity Sant Joan will be confident of bouncing back at lowly Benidorm CD this weekend, after the high-spending table-toppers suffered a shock home defeat, going down 2-1 to mid-table UD Ilicitana, who grabbed a last-minute winner. CD Almoradi are second, and came back from a surprise mid-week defeat at Orihuela, to win their local clash, two-nil at Callosa Deportvia.

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They now entertain Alicante University who are just a point behind them, after their victory over CD Thader, who now have a tough home match against third-placed CFI Alicante, who easily disposed of CD Torrevieja, three-one. Second from bottom Torrevieja’s loss was their fourth on the bounce, and they now have a must-win match away to the

team below them, Villena CF. Fourth-placed Hercules B go to Redovan after losing one-nil to Villajoyosa CF, who in turn welcome Elda Industrial, who are a spot below them in the table, namely in seventh-place. UD Horadada are just above the drop zone, and came away with a good nil-nil result at Elda, and now have a home match to look forward to against Callosa.


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modric nails it Real Madrid and Croatia midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 Ballon d’Or on Monday, becoming the first player other than Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo to claim the award in more than a decade. Modric, 33, won his third successive Champions League in May before helping Croatia to a first World Cup final.

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Former Brazil and AC Milan forward Kaka, in 2007, was the last player other than Messi or Ronaldo to win it. Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, came second. Barcelona forward Messi finished fifth, with Atletico Madrid frontman Antoine Griezmann and PSG

attacker Kylian Mbappe both of whom won the World Cup with France - third and fourth respectively. Modric dedicated the award to all of the other players who have missed out in the 10 years dominated by Messi and Ronaldo. “Maybe in the past, there are some players who could have won the Ballon d’Or like Xavi,

Andres Iniesta or [Wesley] Sneijder but people finally now are looking at someone else,” he said. Lyon and Norway striker Ada Hegerberg, 23, won the inaugural Women’s Ballon d’Or while Mbappe, 19, became the first winner of the Kopa Trophy - awarded to the best under-21 player and selected by former Ballon d’Or winners.

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Weekender Alicante South Issue 073  
Weekender Alicante South Issue 073