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Hello readers, With only 10 days before the next big weekend hits us here in the Costa Blanca, starting on Friday 14th Valentine’s day, Benidorm Resort beats Paris and Rome as the top Valentine’s Day destination, well that was the headline in the Daily Mail four years ago. So what about 2014, you would expect with the continued success of the hit TV series Benidorm, which is now coming to the end of series 6 with the last episode on Thursday 13th February that things could only get better? Well, that I am sure of and only time will tell but due to the massive increase in the prices of flights and holiday packages the companies say it’s all about supply and demand!! Looking around some hotels are fully booked Sandos Monaco being an adult only hotel is one of the most popular for Valentines Weekend, ideal for a romantic break, they have all the luxuries of a 5 star hotel including a wonderful Spa and Wellness centre. The ladies are given a single rose together with a champagne cocktail on entering the dining room for a truly superb dinner so if you want to try the adult only experience book early for 2015. Turn to pages 7 & 8 for other Valentine’s Day ideas and menus or if you really want to go for it we have a limousine service available just give us a call to check the availability call us on 673 652 340. The weekend was a great success for sports bars with Wales and Ireland winning their opening matches in the SIX NATIONS France beat England by a very narrow margin in the last few minutes of the match so for the sports lovers here it was all excitement and until next weekend when we have another great line up of both rugby and football, if that wasn’t enough the Winter Olympics starts this Friday 7th so to find out more about all of this week’s sport turn to our back pages. If you have any news, event or announcement to make then please call us on 966 800 551 or e mail Have a happy and fun week.

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But since tough new holiday guidelines for schools were introduced last year, parents have found it extra-hard to take their youngsters on a break. And those who do can face court fines under anti-truancy laws. This week school governor Paul Lawton, 42, and his wife, of Macclesfield, Cheshire, were fined a total £190 for taking their 13-year-old daughter to Spain. A couple in Telford, Shrops, who refused to pay have had penalties increased to £1,000. Labour MP Dave Anderson said: “I totally accept the need for children to keep up a good school attendance but holidays are also valuable in building character, acquiring new experiences and relaxing. I am worried poorer parents and children just don’t get the break they need.” A Department of Education

spokesman said: “We are giving schools the power to set their own term dates. We want more parents asking schools for changes to term dates that will work for families.” Benidorm: Don Giorgio, 2-star, self-catering (cheapest option), Thomas Cook. Feb 9-16 (before half-term): £615 Feb 16-23 (half-term): £1,099 Feb 23-March 2 (week after): £603 Majorca: Lago Garden Hotel selfcatering, 5-star, Travel Republic. Feb 9-16: £345 Feb 16-23: £721 Feb 23-March 2: £345 All prices for family of four. Talking to families in the UK most couples agreed that working hard and having to budget is difficult enough but when it comes to taking holidays the prices go sky high during the School dates.

Children’s education is important but do families not deserve a holiday without having to pay double? Families say that by letting the schools decide if term time is allowed for holidays that can be based on a child’s attendance and if that can work the maybe even to set extra home work when they return to catch up on things they’ve missed. Some families and teachers would welcome the extra incentive and reward of being allowed to take holidays during term time so that children could see that making the most from their lessons and improving their marks. The best half term deal we found for half term week for a family of four staying at Hotel Dynastic All inclusive with First Choice Holidays £1,927 that is £481.84 per person including flights and airport transfers.

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Royal British Legion

Gala Dinner Members and guests met up at the Albir Playa Hotel last Friday for a Gala dinner and dance in aid of the Royal British Legion and Poppy Appeal, the guests were greeted and treated on arrival to a Cava reception with photographs taken as they went in to the Banqueting Suite and once everyone was settled down the Albir Playa Hotel put on an excellent meal for the guests. After dinner they started a fantastic raffle and with well over 50 prizes, with so many prizes they drew half the tickets before being entertained By the excellent duo, Zodiac, with their first song guests were already on their feet dancing away. After the first half of Zodiacs set the second half of the raffle was drawn, Zodiac then resumed the entertainment with

all kinds of dancing through until midnight Guests seemed reluctant to leave and some stayed the night at the Albir Playa and went home after breakfast, the atmosphere was electric and was a really wonderful evening raising 510 euros on the night for the 2014 Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal a fantastic start to a great cause which proves to raise an astonishing amount of money for charity through the year. Below you will find their Social Calendar which published in The Buzz every week and everyone is welcome. If you wish to become a member of The Royal British Legion please contact Marilyn on 965 864 394 or simply come along to our social events and meet the other members.

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What are your plans for a loved one, or the one you admire on the 14th? Roses are red, Violets are blue, There is plenty of choice, To book a table for two. With Valentine’s Day approaching at speed as it always seems too, it will be the night before when you realise there is something you have missed. Flowers, card, gift and dinner are the usual requirements. When you’re a broad you get the chance to experience something different and make the most for your time together, this week

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Valentines Gifts

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"Rock meets opera"

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Concert starring the Italian rock group Fiaba and soprano Valentina Blanca, who are performing for the first time together touring Spain, This is a very unique show because the soprano Valentina Blanca and medieval rock group with his latest work, Fiaba, have decided to act together for the first time in Spain and will be performing on February 8th at the Casa de Cultura de l'Alfas del Pi 20.30. Traveling from Italy, as reported by the titular councillor, Rocío Guijarro, to present a show that fuses two into one single price also for 10 euros. "Rock Meets Opera", is a new show with the soprano Valentina Blanca, she will be performing in the auditorium alongside the best rock band of medieval world, Fiaba, in a concert that will be a fantastic new experience bringing you music from Fiaba´s new album fused together with Valentina Blanca this, two in one concert straight from the heart of Italy maybe a perfect early valentines present for you and your partner. Recent circumstances in the band led to the forced departure of their guitarist, bassist and

drummer Girardi Capello, so they suffered enormous changes in form and concept. However Roby Munciguerra and Gianfranco Gaza called for a new alignment, unlike the previous one, their latest album entitled has a very Italian sound, a melodic symphonic style, and romantic, predominantly acoustic, enriched with the winds, which combines perfectly with the voice of the soprano Valentina Blanca. The event is on Saturday 8th February at 20.30 in the Casa de Cultura. Tickets â‚Ź. 10,00 Info: +34-666.147.690 / info@


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welsh Fans Flock To VINCENT'S

The Six Nations has lost none of its magic as rugby fans descended on Benidorm to watch the opening match of the competition. So where were all these fans? Well if you popped into Vincent’s “The Plaza” on (Avd Estocolmo) you would have found the place packed full of Welsh rugby fans, it was a sea of red with many fans also fashioning daffodils which is the country’s national flower it was a tremendous sight, before the first whistle everyone was on their feet for the national anthem you would of thought they were really there in the stadium. The Plaza boasts multiple screens, a big projector screen all in comfortable lighting so you get to experience sport without straining your eyes or blazing sunshine glaring off the screen. I asked Katy at “The Plaza” why they are so busy and where all these welsh fans came from and she told me, “They come back every year, it’s been going for about 7/8 years now and each year it’s busier, the fans bring their friends and family and really enjoy the atmosphere”. Katy went on to say that it gets even better as the competition goes on. Vincent’s corner pubs “The Plaza” “The White Horse” and “The Triangle” are fantastic venues for anyone wanting to watch live sport in the Rincon area, if you can’t make it up that far why not try Yorkshire Pride on Call Gerona. Both venues offer Live rugby and football including 4pm premiership kick offs and fantastic menus packed with great value British food made from British products This week in the Six Nations we have two massive games on Saturday 8th Ireland V Wales 15:30pm and Scotland V England 18:00pm, on Sunday 9th March we have England v Wales a game that really can’t be missed! For a list of the best sports venues in Benidorm turn to our sports pages, many offer special offers or discounts with Vista Card , if you have any questions or suggestions on features for sport or what’s on we welcome all feedback and wish to bring you the news and reviews you want including the latest Buzz in Benidorm. Feel free to email


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La Vila Joiosa Capital of La Marina Baixa, Villajoyosa (Villajoyosa), also known as “La Vila”, begins to see the peaks of the mountains Aitana and Puig Campana barrier defending the region from the north winds and temperatures can enjoy very nice round. Its walled historic centre, next to Amadorio River, has a colourful coastal front occupied by houses painted in colours that were located from ships by sailors. The parish church of Our Lady of the Assumption, Gothic, has an interesting baroque altarpiece. Visit the harbour can enjoy the evening with lively auction of fish and shellfish caught during the day. La Vila has three and a half miles of beaches, the closest the Central and Paradis, and one with clear water also called De Torres, where the archaeological site of the tower is located and the Cross of Saint Joseph, popularly known Tower of Hercules. The seafaring tradition of Villajoyosa is revived in its celebrations of the end of July, when the Moors arriving by sea to face the Christian side. As old as famous is the chocolate industry of Villajoyosa. Local factories gladly open their doors to travellers visiting the city. The first settlements in La Vila Joiosa date back from the Bronze Age. The hill where the Old Town is located nowadays was an Iberian town, and there are well-founded reasons to identify Villajoyosa with the Alonis of the classic texts. The Department of Archeology has plenty of quotidian and military material resulting from the archaeological dig on the Poble Nou Necropolis (6th Century).

During the Roman era, the area reached its economic and cultural peak. This results on the identification of the city with Alonis. From this period, a lot of archaeological rests that you can see visiting the Archaeological Museum have been left by the romans to us. During the Middle Age the coast was uninhabited because of the constant pirate raids, and in the 8th century the South-eastern coastal regions, known as Levante were Islamised. In 1300, the Admiral of Jaume II, king of Aragón, Bernat d’en Sarriá, founds this town. La Vila Joiosa means “The Joyous Town”, an attractive name for the new Christian settlers from the peninsular North East.

The town used to have a castle with towers on the corners for protection and surveillance. Today, we can see the walls of the castle, from the 16th century, which are one of the best kept examples of the first military architecture of the Renaissance in Spain. According to the tradition, the inhabitants of La Vila Joiosa asked for the intercession of the Saint of the day to reject an important Berber attack. Since that day, the 29th of July was declared as the day of Santa Marta, which is part of the “Moros y Cristianos” (Moors and Christians) celebration, from 24th to the 31st July. This dates back as far as 1694, and reached the statement of International Tourist Interest



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The highlight of February every year is Valentine’s Day, celebrated worldwide you can find many restaurants and bars offering great value meals for couples, keep a look out for our best places to enjoy a meal with your partner. February also brings us to the end of the Benidorm Series 6 with the last episode on Thurs 13th Feb

We begin with Pancake Day on the 4th (Shrove Tuesday) marking the start of Lent. “Las Fallas”(Fire Festival) runs from the 15th-19th with the 19th also being a National Holiday for the Spanish “Father’s Day”. With so much going on don´t forget St. Patricks Day on the 17th & for the Brits Mothering Sunday on the 30th!

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The Moors and Christians will be marching in Altea and Calpe during the 2nd to 3rd week in September there are numerous parades with lots of fantastic costumes. The fiesta is held annually at this time in honour of the patron saints; Santísimo Cristo Del Sagrario and San Blas. September Mo Tu We Th Fr

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3 Fantastic PUBS famed for delicious food,

GIANT portions & great entertainment yorkshire pride I: Live music every night from 11pm with the Tad cocker Band yorkshire pride II: Old School every night with John & Shuggy - 10.30 til late yorkshire pride III: Gary hosts karaoke every night from 8pm

Your favourite karaoke pub in Benidorm. Every night from 8pm.

APRIL The famous Elvis Fiesta starts on the 11th and finishes on the 13th Palm Sunday. From then until Easter Monday, Benidorm is Buzzing with lots of Spaniards visiting Benidorm over the Easter break. Don’t miss out on St. Georges Day on the 23rd a perfect excuse for another party! April Mo Tu We Th Fr



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In early October Benidorm hosts it´s Moors and Christian fiestas, there are parades and re-enactments of 13th century battles, gunpowder fills the air and you can hear cannons from miles away. Halloween lands on a Friday this year so expect some big parties don’t forget your costume! October Mo Tu We Th Fr

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MONROES CARVERY Benidorm Open every day lunch & evening Carvery hours: 1-3pm / 6-9pm Carvery and a la Carte available every day with a large selection of appetizers and desserts.

Any main course: 4.95€ Starter & Main course or Main course & Dessert: 6.50€ 3 Course Menu Including a drink: 9.95€

Winter Warmer Mon-Sat Lunch and evening Home made soup Carvery Homemade Apple Crumble


Sunday all day carvery 2 COURSE CARVERY 8.40€ 3COURSE CARVERY 9.95€ After 6pm Main course 5.50€

friday 14th february

Valentine dinner dance live music

3 Course Menu with wine & Coffee


Appetizers Prawn Cocktail - Fish Goujons Sweet Chilli pork balls Fish Goujons Tomato & Red pepper soup Main course The Carvery Steak skewers Roasted Pork in mushroom sauce Desserts Fresh Strawberry Pavlova Pancakes Banoffi Pie Baileys and Maltesers Sundae 1/2 Bottle of wine p.p

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Restaurante La Bahia Avenida de Madrid, 19, Benidorm

“Coffee and Cake for E1.50. Can’t beat it!!”

The Vagabond Carrer De La Palma 17, Benidorm

Wooky Hollow 2 Calle Cuenca 20, Benidorm

“Fabulous Restaurant Service & Food.”

“A short visit”

Reviewed 27 December 2013 e stopped here for a drink and a bite to eat. This is a typical Spanish / International Café / Restaurant. The food was fine, and, although we did not have any fish dishes, the ones that we saw on the other tables looked excellent. I did notice that the kitchen was of an open style in the restaurant, which was nice to see. The staff were friendly.

We have just had a birthday party meal at vagabond last Thursday for my sisters 50th including 17 of my family. the evening was fabulous, The food, the hospitality , the atmosphere the hosting was all 100% perfect. we arranged the evening via email with Frederick (owner) a couple of weeks previously, starters, mains, dessert. everything was just perfect, not one mix up. All of our family loved the food and the evening. If you are in Benidorm old town looking for a quality evening, Vagabond is a must & Great Value for money.

We stopped here for a Hot Chocolate and a toastie and was very impressed. It was the first Hot Chocolate that I had had in Benidorm that was a proper one. Unfortunately, it was our last day in Benidorm, so we were not able to try out anything substantial, but I was impressed by the cleanliness and decor. It’s certainly a place that I will try the next time that I visit Benidorm.

“Good food, great view and excellent service.”

“Great food again”

Reviewed 19 January 2014 The lovely coffee and cake comes with a free sea view too! Good service, varied menu, enjoyed a leisurely lunch watching the world go by!

“Decent Food. Good Location”

Reviewed 2 October 2013 This place is excellent, a mixture of Spanish and European food. The place is in the middle of Levante beach. We stopped for a drink and spent all afternoon. With every drink you get complimentary nibbles and they just keep coming. We came back for dinner and it was even better. Paella was to die for. And the staff are so friendly and attentive. A definite winner if your looking for real Spanish hospitality.

“Just walk on by, don’t stop if you don’t have to...” Reviewed 29 July 2013 After a long day in Aqualandia & Mundomar, we consulted Tripadvisor for a place to eat dinner. This cafe/restaurant was recommended by several as a nice place with good food, but just by looking at the faded menu w poor food photos we should have walked on. Sorry to say it is probably the worst food we’ve had in a long time. The pizza tasted like cardboard with topping from a can (clearly frozen pizza). The pasta was ok, but not great. The service was acceptable, but only just. If this was ever a place for decent food it must have been many years ago...

Reviewed 28 January 2014

Reviewed 22 January 2014 we found this restaurant on our last trip to benidorm and found the food and service excellent.we e-mailed fred to book a table before we arrived in benidorm ,we received a reply that day and our table had been reserved.on arrival we were greeted by fred who remembered us from 4 months ago,what a memory he even remembered where we sat.we were given a small bowl with a sample of the soup to try and some appertisers.we both had the 3 course set menu at a very good price 13.95 euros.i had the chefs salad to start which is delicious and quite large the dressing on this salad is to die for,then the pork fillet,and for dessert porfiterolls,which were enormous and came with mint ice cream and cream,followed by a liquor of your choice.the atmosphere in this small restaurant is very friendly and most people seem to have been before. fred and his wife make you fell very welcome,the waitress(sorry forgotten her name is very pleasant).we had such a good meal we went twice more on our 2 week break and each time enjoyed it very much. Make sure you book a table here as it does get very busy and you would not want to miss out on an excellent meal at a very good price.

Reviewed 19 January 2014

“Fish & chips”

Reviewed 13 January 2014 Called in on the way back from old town,four of us really hungry,when we were looking at menu,I saw a sign on the wall advertising fish and chips 7 euros,you know what it’s like when you’re abroad,let’s try them,when they brought them out I have never seen a fish as big,we got stuck in,there was no way any of us could eat it all,the truth is 2 meals would have done 4 of us,it was absolutely beautiful,believe me it was worth every euro,I never usually recommend food,just go for it.

“Brilliant Christmas Day!”

Reviewed 30 December 2013 We were fortunate enough to spend Christmas Day at the wookey2 and I cannot praise the staff highly enough from the moment we walked through the door to the moment we left we were made to feel like royalty.We had a great fun filled Christmas afternoon in a lovely warm friendly atmosphere with great food and great company. We also ate there a couple of times before Christmas day and have to say on both occasions the food was excellent well cooked plentyful and tasty Kevin and Sue are great hosts who go that extra mile to make you feel very welcome we will definatley be back on our next visit.

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L ' Chic Beauty Salon Albir

L´CHIC is a new, exciting and vibrant development in Hair and Beauty in the centre of Albir. David told us that he has created a salon to make you the customer the number one priority and no expense has been spared in designing the salon to make sure your visit is a relaxing and a rewarding experience. Modern and stylish the salon offers the latest products and treatments, a complete service for all of your needs. The team of trained professional beauty therapist led by Olga will ensure that you will have the ultimate experience. Complimentary tea, coffee or soft drink on arrival together with the latest style, fashion and home magazines to read while you relax. Speaking English, Spanish and Russian you can choose your ideal hair style from the latest hair and beauty portfolios, and take advantage of a free consultation to discuss your requirements. Olga was trained at the American Institute of Beauty in Madrid and has more than many years of experience working at the Sha Wellness Clinic. The treatments include Manicure and Pedicure, Gel Nails, Facial Treatments and a range of Massage therapies including Aromatherapy and Full Body Sports and Phisio massage. Special treatments are Micro pigmentation Permanent

Makeup and fotodepilacion by PIEL SIN VELLO. Fotodepilación means Shaving by means of light. The shaving laser is a fotodepilación system (elimination of the hair by means of the use of a luminous ray). Like other systems of fotodepilación, the shaving by Laser is based on the principle of the selective fototermólisis. According to this principle, the light of the laser is transformed into heat and destroys the germinative cells of pilar Follicle, by means of the absorption. David and Olga invite you to come and see L´Chic for yourself and to savour and enjoy its ambience and would like to add you to their list of highly satisfied customers. Also you can collect you free VISTA VIP CARD and look forward to extra benefits and 10% discount. Now opening on Sunday's from 10am-2pm offering a range of special introductory prices

Couple - Manicure for man and Lovers touch for manicure for the woman -Total couples price. 29€ Gift Vouchers are available to buy Also a range of natural skin and hair products by Beverley Hills & Alqvimia Carrer Isaac Albeniz, Avenida del Albir, Albir, Tel - 966 864 949

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Bar El Niu Ejercites Espanoles 4. 686 241 685. Free glass of wine or beer with Fridays Fish n Chips. Bar La Copa: Avenida de Albir. 2 for 1 on cañas The Beach Lounge Avenida del Albir 2, Free Shot 3 Lions C/ Manuel de Falla 16, Albir Bar Sunshine Avenida del Albir 3, Albir main road 10% off with Vista Card. Wyndham’s Bar Avenida Oscar Espla 16. 10% discount with main meals Olas café-bar Paseo de las Estrellas 1 966866290 Free Shot and 10% off main meals

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966 868 213 Caspers Bar Calle Joaquin Rodrigo 3. 600 836 360. 10% discount off the main meal.


Tot esport Bicicletas San Rafael,11,Alfas del Pi. 96 687 42 62. 15% Discount on clothes and a 5%discount on Bicycles.


Silica Computer Shop Marina Baixa,24. 966 814 69


Florisima Avda. Pais Valenciano 23, Alfas del Pi, Alfaz Del Pi, 03580 50% off fresh cut flowers with any 20€ bouquet



20% Discount off all drinks.

Imagine Beauty Avenida Pais Valencia - Afaz del Pi 965 841 038 - 10% off

Albir Beauty Centre Avda del Albir 34 , 1 Drcha. El albir 03581. 966 866 239,

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Cantik Beauty Treatments Cami de la Cantera 2, Local 4, Albir, Alicante, 03581966868008 10% discount off all Cosmetic treatment’s in Cantik´s heath and beauty salon in Albir with your Vista Card.

Chicas Love Decor C/Federico Garcia Lorca 8. 966 814 131. 10% off all goods.


El Jardin Calle Helecho num 1, Urb Foya Blanca. 966 814 233 Free dessert when ordering from a la Carte.


PMR Property Management Calle Fereria 16. 966 260 877 / 645 118 208 / UK Tel: 0203 411 7758.10% Discount on your property management fee. 10% Discount on your contract fee.


Tattoo Round 13. C/ Ejercitos Españoles 64. Alfaz del Pi. 674755294


dLux Restaurant & Bar Paseo de las Estrellas 3. 673 086 266. Free glass of cava when dining. Sarita Indian Restaurant Avenida del Albir 11,966 864 394. Free popadoms and chutney - take away 30€ order get a Free Bottle of wine. Carpe Diem. Avd Oscar Espla, 4. 966 864 946. 10% off menu. Transilvania Restaurant Albir Camino Viejo de Altea 36. 966 864 199. 10% off a la carte menu. Country Ribs Paseo de las Estrellas. 966 865 507. 10% discount. Brisa del Mar Calle Ruperto Chapi 9. 634369353 La Roca Camino Vell del Far 2, Free Glass of wine or beer with any Main meal


L´Chic OPEN: 10am-8pm Mon-Fri. Saturday 10am - 4pm C/Isaac Albeniz 1 - ALBIR 966 864 949 - 50% disc in L´Oreal products.

Family Medical Centre Avenida de L’Albir 66. 966 865 072. Save 5€ off ECG test - normal price 45€. Descuento de 5€ en la Ecocardiografia.


Soler & Soler Solicitors Calle Pau Casals no. 10. 966 868 570. 10% discount off all legal and financial services.


MA Motos Avda Europa, 69. 966 866 216. 10% off helmets all makes and sizes.


Link Point Services Bulevard de los musicos,18, Edificio Viminal local 3. 966 260 500. 20% discount off wills. 20% descuento de testamentos.

Benidorm BARS & PUBS

Beach Terrace Bar Edf. Torre Principado, Av de Madrid, Local 26. 672 856 131. 10% Discount. Daytona Rock Bar Playa de Levante. 667 463 382. 20% Discount off drinks. Guinness Bar Playa de Levante. 965 853 062 /659 411 879. 20% off. Descuento de 20%. KU Lounge Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 607 744 802. 20% Discount off all drinks. Descuento de 20% en bebidas. Wooky Hollow 1 Calle Gerona 7, Benidorm – Free Shot (opposite Yorkshire Pride 1) Moon Beach Lounge Avenida de Alcoy 6, Playa de Levante. 965 850 919/607 744 802.

Rachels Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa 6. 635 688 885. - Free Shot & VISTA offers of the day Red Dog Western Bar Calle Lepanto. 679 179 424. Free Shot. Newlife Alteanos 5, Calle Jaen 8, Benidorm New Town, Benidorm, 03503 Sinatras Entertainment Calle Ibiza 12. 679 179 424. Venue 10% Discount. Descuento de 10%. Yorkshire Pride 1 Calle Gerona 5. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Yorkshire Pride 2 Calle Londres. 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. Yorkshire Pride 3 Calle Dr Severo Ochoa, Rincon de Loix. 649788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. The Last Stop Karaoke Sports Bar. Calle Gerona. 10% discount off drinks. Descuento de 10% en bebidas. The Plaza Avenida de Estocolmo. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Chupito gratis. Golden Doner Kebap Calle Emilio Ortuño 6, Local 2 Benidorm, Old Town Benidorm. 607 329 141 Free Shot Irish Connection Celtic football club themed CD with first round of drinks CALLE IBIZA 9. LOCAL 13/14 NEXT TO THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT RESTAURANT,BENIDORM 03503 Tikki Beach Playa de Levante. 660 26 1052. 10% off all food. Descuento de 10% en comidas. Why Not Bar Avenida del Mediterraneo 41, 649 788 887. Free Shot on Arrival. Triangle Karaoke Bar Avenida de Estocolmo 3. 696 493 685. Free Shot on Arrival. Tropical Entertainment Bar

Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa. 10% off with Vista Tiki City Calle Gerona. Free shot. 25 Bodhran Irish bar Calle Doctor Orts Llorca. 965 860 093. Free baby Guinness. Jokers Calle Filipinas / Calle Lepanto. 965 862 849. Save 10% on your drinks Chaplins Calle Mallorca 7. 965869430. Stag or Hen get a free drink of their choice and a free shot for the group. Flash hotel offers a 10% discount off your final bill in the Flash bar with your Vista Card.


Benidorm Palace Avenida Severo Ochoa 13. 673 652 340. 3€ discount when you book with via: Benidorm Crazy Golf Avenida Mediterraneo 54,


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Curry Mile Av Severa Ochoa 38 - 15% off 40€ a la carte menu

TOSCANA Pizzeria Restaurante Benidorm´s Tastiest Italian Restaurant MON - SUN: 1PM-4PM & 7-12PM C/Gerona 3 CALL TO RESERVE

966 808 707 Grill House Avenida del Mediterráneo 33. 639115299. 10% Discount on all food and drinks. El Italiano Plaza Triangular 965859533. 20% off bill with Vista Card between 12-7pm. Free glass of cava after 7pm.

Avda Mediterraneo 58

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JUKEBOX Family Run Sport Bar

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Avd. Roma, 9 Benidorm

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The Magic Roundabout Calle Ibiza. 696 493 685. Free glass of wine with meal. Stretford End. Calle Londres 966 807 424 /626 270 860. Free bottle of bubbly for groups. 34 India Gate C/ Gerona nº 2. 636 059 785. 10% off the a la carte menu. Margys Bar Calle Mirador Benidorm 672 563 329 10% OFF Bar Silhouette Calle Amsterdam 4, Benidorm 602 544 747 FREE Shot and 10% off the bar bill White Horse Avenida de Estocolmo 7. Free shot. Subway Buy one get one free. Beach Front, Av Alcoy, Benidorm. 966 806400 Subway Buy one get one free Next to Burger King, Rincon, Av Estocolmo2 – 966 830546 Peggy Sue Avda de Ruzafa 11, Old Town Benidorm 966 812327 – Free Pink Lemonade


Amigo 24 Opposite Benidorm Market. 966 831 690. 10% off mini. Euroclinica Rincón - Diagnostic Clinic and Dentist. Avenida dr. Severo Ochoa 6. 96 6830849 / 96 586 7801.(24hrs) Free Dental Check up. Europound Indoor Market. 664 43 514 Get an extra rate on English Pounds exchange


Tattoo Land Avd Mediteraneo 66. Bajo 58. Special offers for group bookings. 10% Discount off tattoos above 100 euros.

BENIDORM OLD TOWN RESTAURANTS / TAPAS Bodegon Aurrera 2 Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off 618131873

Tabernita del Sur Calle Santo Domingo 6. Esq Plaza Constitucion. www. vista offer: with any food order get 1 litre Rebujito 1/2 price! La Taperia 10% off. 10 Santo Doming Street, Alicante, Benidorm 618131873 El Italiano Buy one meal get 2nd half price all day until 8pm (excluding other meal offers) Plaza Triangular, Plaza Hispanidad 3 Benidorm Tel: 965 859 533 La Cava Aragonesa Free bottle of CAVA with a Combo 4 Tapas / La Tabla. Plaza

de la Constitucion 2, Calle Martínez Oriola, Old Town . Benidorm, 966801206 Pizzeria Avanti 3 Travasia San Miguel, Coles Street Corner, Old Town Benidorm, 15% off the bill between 13.00 13.30 / 19.3020.30. 618131873 La Braseria 10 Santo Domingo St, Old Town Benidorm, Benidorm, 10% off. 618131873 Sidreria Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off. 618131873 Pintxos Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off

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Euro Cars Avda. Acacias 2, 966 873


Indian Cuisine Free delivery service Take away Restaurant Bar and tapas order food and reserve your table online

Golden Doner Kebap C/ Emilio Ortuno 6. Benidorm 607 32 91 41 10% Vista Discount . 10% Descuento

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Watch Repairs Calle Dr Perez Llorea,

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965 873 935 860. Free tank of fuel with every car sale. Cheap Tyres CV70 Calle Urruguay 27.


Qali Vet Next to Roundabout No. 3 on the CV70, opposite BP Garage 966 873 658. 12% off Rabies Vaccinations.

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The link between smoking and sight loss Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico, Store Director from Specsavers Opticas Benidorm

Q. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is often related to a change in the flow of the fluid inside the eye, which leads to an increase in the pressure and damage to the optic nerve. Q. How is it diagnosed and treated? Some types of glaucoma develop gradually, and the sufferer is often unaware of any problem until it is quite severe. Early detection and treatment is vital and can mean that glaucoma need no longer lead to blindness. There are three simple tests that opticians perform to spot glaucoma during an eye test; a visual examination of the optic nerve head, a check of the field of vision and measurement of the pressure within the eye. If caught early enough Glaucoma can be treated with drops. Q. Who is at risk of developing it? Some kinds of glaucoma can be inherited, and first-degree relatives (i.e. mother, father, brother, sister or child) of a glaucoma sufferer have approximately eight times the normal risk of developing primary open angle glaucoma. Diabetics, AfroCaribbeans and very short sighted people are also at greater risk. Specsavers Opticas in Benidorm is currently offering free eye tests. To make an appointment visit or by calling your local store on 965 859 577.


688 654 349 Edif .Enbenada Local 14. 965855924

Abdul Restaurant Colama 12, Plaza Del Sol La Nucia CV70 - Vista Card holders get 5% discount off the bill.


Masymas. 965 063 062. Free brake check 50% off wiper blades fitted free while you wait.

SpecSavers C/ Gambo 2, Old Town Benidorm 965 859 577 30% discount



Terra Natura 5€ Discount

Pig n Whistle Calle Pal 5 Old Town (opposite the Rich Bitch Show Bar) 13 Isla Cristina Edificio Cire, Local 8, Calle Girona, 3

Aqualandia CLOSED

Mundomar 5€ Discount

Keyhole Bar La gavina 20 , Benidorm 03501. Friendly atmosphere,home cooked food,free bottle of wine with two steak meals


Gambrinus Cervaceria URB Pinar de Galaita 17, La Nucia 96 687 5725


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6- SPARTANS 0 EXHIBITION "CATS AND DOGS" STUDENT WOLVES Last Saturday at the Ciutat Esportiva Camilo Cano La Nucia, the American football club La Nucia Spartans got beat by Wolves Cehegin with a tight DRAWING SCHOOL YOUTH CENTRE score of 6-0. The match was marked by good defensive work from both Last Friday evening at the exhibition hall of the Youth Centre in La Nucia the Students of the School of Drawing, driven by the Department of Youth presented their “Cats & Dogs" paintings. This exhibition of 42 paintings will be open until February 28 at the Youth Centre for free. The inauguration was attended by Noelia Cerezuela, Youth Councillor and Ofelia Jurado, professor of the School of Drawing the Youth Centre with a degree in Fine Arts from the University of Valencia. In the sample 42 paintings and drawings of children and adult students of this active exposed Drawing School.

sides, for several errors in the respective offensive and endless punishment ( faults ) by both clubs . The only touchdown of the game came in the second quarter . The offensive series that culminated in touch down starting in the spartan field , two good long yardage passes by quarterback Russell Cann , one with Marcel Eme and the other with Roberto Garcia, left the premises in the yard one of Wolves. A couple of plays later, the same Russell Cann had the ball to the promised land and put them ahead on the scoreboard. It was an intense match, at times even had to intervene so that the arbitrators did not exceed intensity sporting limits. Now the Spartans enter the final phase of their preparation to face the Next American Football League Valencia, where they will face Swedish Vinaròs Ricers and Ironmans.

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Welcome to Alfaz & Albir The Museum of the Villa Romana de l'Albir is expanding, the City Council has begun work on converting the plot next to the hot springs of this open-air museum, this project aims to improve access to the museum, classrooms to enable audio-visual presentations, and organized workshops aimed at children. With these works the museum aims to save space, respecting the land area, they will relocate the baths, taking them outside. They will carry out a series of improvements such as better access and enable classroom projections they will be creating spaces in which to conduct workshops especially for the school children, but also add new elements like the mill, recreating existing crops which would be found in the villa in Roman times. The museum is also planning it´s jump to the virtual world. The centre is in the process of developing a technological application with the use of the tablets and other high tech gadgets, the museum will provide access to the public of its archaeological heritage and from a different perspective. Roman Villa Anniversary On March 26 this museum celebrates its third anniversary since it opened its doors for the first time. In 2013 they recorded 7,460 visits. The centre, an outdoor museum, was the first of its kind in the Valencian Community. Today you can see some roman baths built over 1,500 years ago, this is where people bathed relaxed and socialised.

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Your weekly Horoscope ARIES

You’re way out in front of the crowd at the beginning of the week -ready, willing and eager for whatever life (and love!) has to offer. The possible pitfall: Impatience where you may need to allow a little time. Around Wednesday or Thursday, you can have your cake and eat it, too, if you use a little charm. Put your ideas across diplomatically enough, and see others jump right on board. Aren’t you a flirt on Friday and Saturday! You’re 10 kinds of fun now - just be gentle with those who are liable to fall hard for you. Home’s likely where your heart is on Sunday.


Keeping your emotions in control may be tough at the beginning of the week. Slow down, breathe deeply and schedule in some destressing activity. On Wednesday and Thursday, don’t forget - following up is key now, whether it’s a professional deal, something with a friend or maybe even a romantic prospect. You’ll more than likely get terrifically positive responses. You might just be a party animal on Friday and Saturday, and even if you’re not acting wild, all eyes are on you. Get out of your shell, at least a little bit! Sunday’s energy is super, too - what do you want to do?



If you’re thinking about something (or is it someone?) new, don’t rush into it at the beginning of the week. Check out all of your options - and know that some fresh ones may open up on Wednesday or Thursday. Gorgeous, grounded energy is on tap for you these days, with matters of the heart highlighted, too. On Friday and Saturday, you may not be incredibly efficient, but you have enviable emotional intelligence. Others are shocked by how well you get them. On Sunday, having people over may be more fun than heading out and about.


As the week begins, you are on point - ready, willing and able to take on whatever love and life may bring. Just don’t be too impatient for things to start! In the middle of the week, rock that charming demeanour and you’ll be sure to get what you want. Put your ideas across diplomatically enough, and see others jump right on board. Friday and Saturday sees you at your flirtatious best! You’re 10 kinds of fun now - just be gentle with those who are liable to fall hard for you. Home’s likely where your heart is on Sunday, so nest away.


Are you willing to compromise with a friend, your boss, a co-worker or a partner at the beginning of the week? If it turns into something of a tussle, Wednesday and Thursday are excellent days to sort it out amicably. You’re forgiving and compassionate now, making others’ shoes easy to step into (and yours hard to fill). On Friday and Saturday, a conversation could get intense, whether intellectually, emotionally or both. It may be uncomfortable; on the other hand, it may be kind of hot. Sunday’s not meant for big accomplishments, but simple things can be very pleasurable.

If you’ve fallen off your fitness regime, renew your commitment to your health at the beginning of the week. Starting small is fine - even taking a walk is a step in the right direction (and calming, too). A certain situation could get tense on Wednesday or Thursday, and you’re not one to back down. But if you initiate a dialogue that breaks the impasse, you’ll demonstrate both strength and flexibility - much better than plain old force of will. Play it safe on Friday and Saturday; observation’s more fruitful than action now. And on Sunday, your instinct has a major role to play.

A relative, a wise friend or a mentor can help put something worrisome into perspective at the beginning of the week. Taking action -even a small step - makes matters better, too. Wednesday or Thursday should bring a big improvement, possibly with a work matter or in your love life - or just in your mood. Work hard and play hard on these days; when the weekend comes, you’re likely to be preoccupied by intellectual or interpersonal matters. Think it through, and come Sunday, you may be ready to make a change.

Your intellectual capacity is stunning at the beginning of the week - formulate some amazing new ideas and make some interesting connections. Put your head together with another brainiac, and who knows what’ll happen? Around Wednesday or Thursday, life (or your own headspace) could seem dull by comparison, but just set about learning something to regain your spark. Speaking of sparks, they’re liable to fly on Friday and Saturday, maybe in the romance department. You’re a natural-born flirt now. By Sunday, you’ll be happy to simply dawdle around the house.




Whatever you’re aspiring to - a different job, a living-situation change, renewal in the old love life - you can get it going at the beginning of the week. A key now: Get input from those around you, and lots of it. Then, on Wednesday and Thursday, ruminating on what you’ve learned is favoured. It may be a challenge to concentrate, but you can do it! Romance or some other sweet stuff may come knocking on Friday and Saturday - there’s definitely movement and improvement in the air. On Sunday, plan to soothe your soul and rest those busy feet.


What you think is a spirited discussion at the beginning of the week could be interpreted by somebody else as an argument. Take a little extra care with your delivery, especially at work. In a bit of a switcher, you may be inspired to bare your soul on Wednesday or Thursday. Sharing your innermost thoughts might be scary, but it’s worth it. On Friday and Saturday, you’re likely thinking faster than those around you. Pushing them can either be fun or a pain; it depends on your attitude. Sunday’s a great time for a little gathering.


You’ll love a game at the beginning of the week, whether of the physical or brain-teasing variety. What’s key is participating instead of just spectating. Around Wednesday or Thursday, lend someone (your boss, a friend, a love interest) a hand when they least expect it. It needn’t be a big thing - it’s the observant thoughtfulness that counts now. While you’re likely busy on Friday and Saturday, you may not get the mental stimulation you require. Make time for reading or watching a documentary. Keep Sunday free for whatever catches your fancy.


Is somebody hiding something at the beginning of the week? Could it even be you? Try shedding light and getting issues or secrets out in the open. By Wednesday or Thursday, you might just be shouting from the proverbial rooftops - or maybe this is stuff that’s better conveyed in a whisper or a love note. Find your unique expression; it’s so much better than the usual. Watch your step, literally and figuratively, on Friday and Saturday; you may be accident or mistake-prone now. The arts are in the stars on Sunday, whether you’re spectating or creating.

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As Facebook celebrates its 10th anniversary, the world's biggest social network is finding its path as a maturing company, adapting to an aging user base. The company created in a Harvard dorm room in 2004 has established itself as a phenomenon, securing its place in the world of the technology giants. "Facebook has made the world much smaller, much more interactive," said Global Equities Research analyst Trip Chowdhry. "Facebook started the social revolution but it may not be able to control it." In its short history, Facebook has become a part of daily life for more than a billion people around the globe. Co-founder Mark Zuckerberg described the mission as "making the world more open and connected," and some say he has

accomplished just that. "More than 20 percent of all time spent on the Internet is spent on Facebook," says Lou Kerner, founder of the Social Internet Fund. Yet in some ways, Facebook could be the victim of its own success. Its initial core base of teens and university students has expanded, and Facebook is now widely used by people in all age groups. Facebook says it has a global total of 1.23 billion monthly active users, including 945 million who use the social network on a mobile device. But some analysts note that Facebook has to shift strategy for an aging user base. An iStrategyLabs study of US Facebook users found a 25 percent drop in the number of users in the 13-17 age group, along with an 80 percent jump in the number of users over

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55. "People joke that for the teen, Facebook isn't cool when your mom is on it," Kerner said. "I think it's not even your mom any more, now it's also your grandmother." The research firm Social Bakers says its data shows teens are a big and still-growing part of Facebook. "The 18-24 year-old age group is still the largest," said the group's Ben Harper. "Our data shows the growth of audience and interactions on Facebook, and while teens are undoubtedly using multiple platforms (as we all are), they are also sticking with Facebook." "One of two things happen to companies when they're done being cool. They either go away, or they transition to becoming more of a utility. And Facebook is very successfully doing the latter."


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Six Nations 2014: Wales were rusty against Italy but will be ready for Ireland test

Yes, Wales were a little sluggish against a spirited Italian side, but who cares? They, unlike England, still won and thoughts can now turn to their showdown with Ireland at the Aviva Stadium. Wales fans might have felt a little irked to wake

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to all the headlines on Sunday about their team’s “stuttering” win against Italy in their RBS Six Nations opener at the Millennium Stadium, while England’s “brave” and “heroic” youngsters were applauded for their narrow defeat by France in Paris. And they would be justified, up to a point. The fact is that Wales beat an Italy side that will pose problems for every nation in this tournament if they play with the same mixture of cussedness and verve as they did on Saturday. In doing so, Warren Gatland’s side scored two tries and made a winning start to a competition they are hoping to win outright for a record third successive year. The fans inside the Millennium Stadium proved, too, that whatever the politics off the field with regard to the stand-off between the Welsh regions and the Welsh Rugby Union, they are fully behind their team and captain. Sam Warburton got the biggest cheer of the day when he was introduced midway through the second half. o it was a rusty performance, so what? Last year Wales went 30-3 down at home against Ireland within an hour of the tournament starting and we all know how that Six Nations ended. England, by contrast, were leading with six minutes remaining in Paris on Saturday and contrived to lose. Those are the facts. We now look ahead to next weekend for another set of exciting fixtures!

Sat 22 Feb 17:00 England v Ireland Twickenham Sat 8 Mar 15:30 Ireland v Italy

Sat 8 Mar 18:00 Scotland v France Murrayfield Twickenham

Sat 15 Mar 14:30 Italy v England

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Sat 15 Mar 15:45 Wales v Scotland Millennium Stadium Sat 15 Mar 19:00 France v Ireland

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Fri 6 Feb 21:00 Wales v England

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Sun 1 Mar 16:00 Ireland v England Aviva Stadium Sat 14 Mar 15:30 Wales v Ireland

Millennium Stadium

Sat 14 Mar 18:00 England v Scotland Twickenham Sun15 Mar 17:00 Italy v France

Stadio Olimpico

Sat 21 Mar 14:30 Italy v Wales

Stadio Olimpico

Sat 21 Mar 15:30 Scotland v Ireland Murrayfield Sat 21 Mar 18:00 England v France Twickenham


Davis Cup: Great Britain through to quarter-finals after Murray beats Querrey

Andy Murray defeated Sam Querrey of the United States to send Great Britain through to the quarterfinals of the Davis Cup for the first time in 28 years. Britain went into the final day in San Diego leading the USA 2-1 and as heavy favourites to progress given Murray’s status as by far the highest-ranked player on show.

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Manchester United manager David Moyes felt his side “could not have been more unlucky” in a 2-1 defeat at Stoke, their eighth league loss of the season. Stoke beat Man Utd for the first time in 30 years and get a vital three points in their fight against relegation. United remain seventh in the table, chasing the rest of the pack. Manchester United manager David Moyes felt his side “could not have been more unlucky”

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ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE The Fantasy League produced a high scoring Week so far with the average score reaching almost 42 points. There was a full Premier League Mid-Week programme and 9 Premier League games at the Weekend which produced for the Fantasy 50 goals,13 clean sheets,60 yellow cards and the most red cards so far this season with no less than 7 Players going for an early Bath. Abby's Brigade made it 3 Weeks at the Summit of the Fantasy League when they increased their advantage to 18 points over 2 Teams in 2nd place Neil's Blue Moon Rising Again and Danielle's Charlie's Chico's.Ann's Golden Girls and Tommy's Limoneros Caramelo are nicely placed in 4th & 5th spot.At the foot of the Table there is no respite for Heidi's Pot Luckers who drifted further away from Ben's Boys. Our Junior League is also being led by Abby's Brigade who this Week had their lead at the top cut to 68 points by Rocky's Mini Spurs.Boshy's Beasts hopes for a top 4 finish increased as they are now in 3rd spot. At the other end of the Table Ben's Boys are odds on with Betfred to slip through the Trap Door. Charlie's Chico,s returned to the top spot of our Mark Carter Ladies Section after a week in 3rd place. They jumped over Ann's Golden Girls and replaced Angies Blues at the Summit. There was no change at the other end of the Table even though Heidi's team Pot Luckers had a reasonable score of 31 points but they are still well behind Rachel & Kim's El.Nui Baddies. Joanna's Team Hup Hannah top scored in this League with 86 points and therefore have qualified for

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Infuriated fans and a dreadful derby defeat mean the storm clouds over St James' Park show no signs of clearing. The sale of Yohan Cabaye is at the heart of the turmoil at Newcastle and Hatem Ben Arfa demonstrated against Sunderland that he is no quick fix Before Saturday lunchtime's 3-0 derby humiliation against Sunderland at St James' Park, Pardew had been encouraging Ben Arfa to become the replacement for Yohan Cabaye following the January sale

Floyd Mayweather has asked his fans on Twitter to vote on whether his next fight should be against Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana

to Paris Saint Germain of a player who was widely regarded as Newcastle's best talent. The French 28-year-old should be at the peak of his career but has only showed flashes of brilliance since his initial loan move from Marseille in 2010 was made permanent in 2011. Unfortunate and serious injuries have played their part in his inconsistency in his time in England but his performance against Sunderland was simply another of those days to forget.

Khan signed a contract in December that put him in line for a possible super-fight with Mayweather this year, but the former Olympic silver medalist is still waiting to find out if he will face the unbeaten world light-middleweight champion. Although a May showdown in Las Vegas was mooted for the British fighter, Mayweather, 36, also has the option of taking on Argentina's Maidana, who lost on points to Khan in 2011. And the pound-for-pound world No 1 has sought the opinion of fans, writing on his Twitter account: "I'm going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?" Khan, 27, has been holding out for a lucrative clash with Mayweather since suffering a scare in his dramatic points victory over Julio Diaz in Sheffield last April. The Bolton man has a 28-3 record as a professional, while Mayweather has won all 45 of his bouts, including victory over the previously undefeated Ricky Hatton in 2008.


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