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Issue 20/ 25 Feb-3 March 2014

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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

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“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

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CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h.

SAMU 112 AMBULANCE 092 NATIONAL POLICE 091 / 112 LOCAL POLICE 96 680 77 66 / 092 RED CROSS 913 354 545 1. Carrefour- Finestrat GUARDIA CIVIL 96 585 40 30 2. Ex Pats Super Market - Villa Joyosa EMERGENCIES 112 / 085 3. Mendoza Supermarket Alfaz Del Pi TAXIS 96 586 18 18 4. Mendoza Supermarket Albir 5. Quicksave Minimarket – Rincon De Loix - next to Burger King BRITISH CONSULATE 96 521 61 90 Hotel Los Dalmatas Benidorm TOURIST INFO 96 586 00 95 6. Benidorm Palace - Rincon De Loix AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Fly Bus 7. Bermuda Apartments - C/Estocolmo 902 123 276. 8. Round Town Travel Shops - Rincon De Loix, C/ Gerona, See our interactive Alicante Airport Buses Route Map to 9. Costa Less - Avenida Zargarza (Near Outdoor Market) find convenient pick-up and drop-off points for your journey. 10. Yorkshire Prides Pubs - 1, 2 & 3 11. Vincent´s Pubs - White Horse, Triangle, Plaza 13. Supermarket La Nucía 14. Rays II Chippy -Av Meditteraneo,58

Weather This Weeks

Today 15ºC Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday Monday

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La Nucia - Opposite the auditorium in the town square, would be best to drive.


Altea - Largest street market in the region, drive or take the number 10 bus from Benidorm.


Benidorm - Outdoor market, situated near Hotel Pueblo, you can´t miss it, just follow the crowds!


Villa Joyosa - Big market 09:00-14:00 free road parking. - El Cisne - Flea market, not far from Benisol camping.


Alfaz Del Pi - The number 10 bus will take you to the start of the market, find fresh fruit & veg, clothes and shoes!


La Cala - Busy Saturday market located right on the beach, great fun!


Benidrom, La Cala, El Cisne, Albir, La Nucia & Polop - Lots to choose from.


BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h

THEME PARKS aquanatura CLOSED terra natura From March open every day 10-18pm

Albir Playa. Paseo de las Estrellas. Platja de l’Albir 2. C.P: 03581. L’Alfàs del Pi. Tel: 96 686 7022. Summer opening 09:00 to 14:00 & 17:00 to 20:00h Rest of the year Mon-Fri 09:00 to 14:00 h.

Mundomar Open 10am-18pm Terra Mitica Opening 11 April

L’ALFAS DEL PI Calle Federico García Lorca, 11 (Bajos Ayto.) C.P: 03580. L’Alfàs del Pi Tel: 96 588 8905 or 96 588 8265 Winter Mon-Sat 09:00 to 14:00 h. Summer Mon-Thu 09:00 to 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 to 18:00 h.

24hr chemist OPEN EVERY DAY

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EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n ( C/ Ibiza) Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h.


Simply Delicious Avenida Ametlla De Mar (opposite Dynastic Hotel) Benidorm Britannia Sports Bar Calle Lepanto Benidorm Yorkshire Pride Pubs Benidorm

C/ Gerona – Dr Severo Ochoa –C/ Londres

Bobbys Bar Calle Ibiza, Benidorm Vincents Pub Centre Benidorm White Horse - The Plaza- The Triangle Guinness Bar Playa Levante, Benidorm Juke Box Bar Avd Roma, Benidorm (opposite Hotel Gala Placidia) Ibrox Bar Calle Ibiza, Benidorm Wyndahams Albir Avenida Oscar Espla


TRAIN STATION Aqualandia / Mundomar Severo Ochoa Rincón de Loix Benidorm Centre Train Station Terra Mirica/ Terra Natura ALFONSO PUCHADES Av. Europa Benidorm Centre Av. Mediterraneo Rincón de Loix Amettla del Mar Cemetry


JAIME I Alfonso Puchades Comunitat Valenciana Salto del Agua



RINCON de LOIX Av. Mediterraneo Benidorm Centre Alfonso Puchades P. Devesa Hotel Bali Finestrat Beach Shopping Centre BENIDORM CENTRE Av. Mediterraneo Av. Europa C. Lepanto Market Hotel Pueblo

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ALBIR - ALFAZ ALTEA - Altea Port Albir Beach Alfaz de Pi Severo Ochoa Rincón de Loix Av. Mediterraneo Benidorm Centre

BUS STATION Alfonso Puchades Parque Elche San Jaime Church Poniente Beach Hotel Bali Finestrat Shopping Centre TIVOLI CV 70 Av. Beniardá Alfonso Puchades Salto del Agua




BUS STATION Benidorm Centre Av. Mediterraneo Rincón de Loix Café Paris Severo Ochoa Ciudad Patricia Aqualandia/Mundomar


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BUS STATION Severo Ochoa Ametlla del Mar Rincón de Loix Av. Mediterraneo Benidorm Centre

TRAIN STATION Beniardá Jame I Perez Devesa Hotel Bali Finestrat




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Well it seems that it is all about the politics, between the two parties’ the socialist and the popular party. Hello readers, The construction of the towns Cultural Centre It was another fine weekend for being out and about the actually started back in 2007 and has a colossal weather was truly amazing. We had wonderful sunshine and 35,000 square meter building. The Cultural & temperatures above 20 degrees, visitors walking around topless were a common sight and it seems the temptation Conference Centre, this had an initial budget of 40 million euro’s. Beforehand the site was home to for them to remove their shirts and get some sun was just too much. the town’s football pitch and training ground. The The beaches attracted sun bathers and families with plans for the project include a massive auditorium children here for half term holidays, children playing in the seating 1140, a smaller auditorium seating 546, 18 sand and teenagers playing beach football the area was changing rooms, International library, classrooms buzzing with weekenders and tourists it really was a scene and an archaeological museum. After five years the that looked as if it was from the summer months. council has admitted that that they had run out of Carnival is next on the agenda so we hope the weather continues to be so pleasant and mild for the event with money, the funding was supposed to be from the the parade in the evening of Saturday March 1st it will be a General Community of Valencia a project of this size colourful and lively procession, it’s not to be missed so we hope you can come along to enjoy the festivities. It’s been a busy week for sport with Champions league back on our TV screens mid-week as well as a weekend of Six Nations Rugby and Premiership Football. The Winter Olympics came to a close it was record event for the UK in 19th place with four medals including 1 gold! Norway secured second place with 26 medals with Russia taking a total of 33.

was always going to be far too expensive for local government to meet the cost. So what has happened to the financial support from Valencia? The town needs the centre and to help promote the tourist capital of the region you would of expected long before now to of seen the funds in place to carry out the required work. Altea and La Nucia each have auditoriums and regularly host cultural events; Benidorm it seems has been left by the way side. Local businesses and hoteliers have suffered with the fact that their customers have had to bear the ugly sight of the empty site that simply spoils the area. So literally watch this space for any further developments!!!! Social scene


ALL OUTINGS & LUNCHES TO BE BOOKED WITH MARILYN - Tel: 965 864 394 MARCH APRIL Friday 7th March: Friday 4th April: NO BRANCH MEETING Branch Meeting at Ciudad Patricia 11am Wednesday 12th March: Wednesday 9th April: Why Not Bar Benidorm 1pm If you have any news, event or announcement to make then Informal meeting at the Why Not Bar {next door to the Cumberland Bar, Benidorm} quizzes and a chat Thursday 10th April: please call us on 966 800 551 or email over a drink. 1pm Ten Pin Bowling at La Marina 7.30 SHARP! Thursday 13th March: Friday 11th April: Ten Pin Bowling at La Marina 7.30 sharp! Coffee Morning at Ciudad Patricia 11am Have a happy and fun week Friday 14th March: Monday 14th April: Marco Baiardo - Editor & Chief Coffee Morning at Ciudad Patricia 11am Coffee Morning at The Salt & Pepper Albir 11am Friday 14th March: Quiz night at the Forum at 7.30 Quiz Night at the Forum Alfaz 7.30pm Friday 18th April: Friday21st March: Lunch at The Peppermill, Benidorm 1pm Lunch at The Salt &Pepper Albir 1pm Friday 25th April: Venue TBA. Saturday22nd March: A coach trip to Catalla Coach trip to Valor Chocolate Factory, opt lunch


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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

A few quick tax tips Non–Residents

Declaring Offshore Assets

A Few Quick Tax Tips - Declaring Offshore Assets. There has been a lot of controversy regarding the change in the law relating to the declaring of assets held offshore (i.e outside Spanish territory) by permanent fiscal residents of Spain. Here are a few simple facts which may help you to know how this law affects you: • Who should declare assets abroad? If you are a fiscal resident of Spain (if you live here for more than 6 months of the year, your primary residence is here, and/or your main income is here. • What should be declared? Any bank account which has more than 50,000€, any property with a value of 50,000€ (100,000€ for a couple) any stocks, shares, dividends and investments of more than 50,000€. BUT NOW FOR THE GOOD NEWS, AND THE MOST IMPORTANT POINT FOR ALL THOSE FEARFUL OF THE TAX AUTHORITIES; Although all the above should be included on your tax return, it is important to note that although you are informing the tax authorities of the existence of these assets, you do not have to pay any taxes on these unless all added together they amount to 1,000,000 euros. (PER PERSON) So all you are doing is telling them about it, this does not imply any payment in most cases. Another important point is that under international double taxation laws you cannot be charged tax in two places on the same income/asset.


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Burger King Refuse To Close

The last attempt to evict Burger King (Situated on Avenida Nicaragua) of the municipal land occupied before going to the courts seems to of failed. The fast food chain has failed to give up the municipal ground in the time given by the City Council. The business argues that it has acquired rights and raises even compensation of up to 1.5 million euros. The multinational fast-food Burger King has ignored the deadline the Council gave her to abandon the municipal plot next to the old cemetery since 2008. The deadline expired last December 31 and the company has not made any hint of moving on and to restore the land to its original state and find another site and it seems that they have no intention of giving up. The Mayor, Agustín Navarro, moved it yesterday to members of the neighbourhood Council. In recent months the City Council that are responsible for the establishment have had several meetings to try to resolve the situation. The negotiations are at a standstill. The trading company has offered 800,000 euros to be paid in 20 years; the initial offer was half to carry on trading in the current location, a city plot described as parkland. Yesterday the Mayor said the aim of the Council is not negotiating a price but to comply with the neighbourhood Council and to retrieve this plot and convert the space into a square or Park. Mayor Navarro said "that although the deadline has already expired, the City Council continues to try to reach an agreement so that the company will vacate the plot without having to reach the courts, because in the courts this issue could take years". The next meeting, this time with "the Chief" from Burger King in Spain is scheduled in two weeks’ time. However, it seems very unlikely City Hall will be able to persuade Burger King basically because the company maintain that they have "acquired rights" on the plot. Burger King has even estimated that if the City Council forced them from the plot then they would have to compensate them with almost 1.5 million euros of bonds, franchise, furniture, fittings, computers, etc. Faced with this situation, the neighbourhood Council yesterday urged the Government to go immediately to the courts to recover the land, given that the company knew perfectly well that the terms of being on the land had an expiration date and that they could occupy it only for ten years.

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what´s On IT´s carnival time Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

Carnival is one of the most exciting and popular events each year. Holiday makers come back year after year to be a part of the fantastic celebrations and parades. You will start to notice that it’s Carnival season when you start to spot school children walking to school in all sorts of odd looking clothes and props from dads tie to socks that don’t match, you may even catch a glimpse of some fake or painted on moustaches. As the week goes on the children will add another obscure item to their outfits each day it really is wonderful to see and always brings a smile to your face. Carnival is celebrated across the whole of Spain each year and always falls on the first Saturday before Ash Wednesday, we have reports of many tourists that will miss out on the celebrations this year as it normally falls during February but as Easter is very late this year Lent is much later as well, so many holiday makers and people hoping to catch the parade will be already back home or their travels. When you mention Carnival most people will assume you are talking about the world famous festival in Rio de Janeiro in which two million people hit the streets every day, the celebrations date right back to 1823! Here in Benidorm we don’t have quite so many people but we still have two fantastic parades there is one for the children in the morning and the main parade in the evening. The children’s parade normally sets off around 11am down Calle Gambo which is the pedestrianized street in the old town, if you can see Specsavers then you are in the right place and you can follow the celebration into the Town Hall Square.


The main event is the evening parade which starts right at the top of Calle Ruzafa next to the Crystal Park hotel, the streets will be packed with onlookers, both resident and holiday makers, you will see some fascinating costumes they really do not hold back and with the weather being so warm for this time of year it will be a very comfortable evening with people dancing away enjoying the party. Be warned they do turn the volume all the way up so maybe some earplugs wouldn’t go amiss, the procession also leads everyone down to the Town Hal Square and many people will continue to party until the early hours so if you are staying nearby be prepared for the noise and much like and fiesta in Spain expect some fireworks to be set off nearby. Carnival doesn’t actually finish until Tuesday 4th March, on this day they celebrate quite a bizarre but fascinating ritual which is called the “Entierro de la sardine” (Burial of the Sardine). This symbolises the beginning of Lent and we all know what that means…giving up something we enjoy for 40 days, for this final celebration before Lent there will be another parade, which begins at around 9.30pm, starting at Plaza Mayor, through the Old Town and ending up at the Poniente Beach, where the sardine is ceremoniously buried or more often cremated. Please be aware that the times given are a guideline and can be subject to change, we hope that you enjoy the celebrations and wish you the very best of luck for anyone who is giving up something they love for 40 days, why not tell us about it email us at

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LICENSE CRACK DOWN ON LOCAL BUSINESSES A license inspection at Costa Less Supermarket Benidorm has Cost them in loss of sales! They must no longer sell Newspapers, Magazines, Books, and Greeting Cards. Luis the owner at Costa Less Supermarket has been in business for the last two years and has been selling a variety of goods that include newspapers, greeting cards, magazines, groceries and house hold items. When Luis took over the shop from he carried out the normal document changes required that included the name change on the license, but unknown to him at that time was that the type of license that he had taken over did not allow him to sell some of the items that he had in the shop. This problem only came to light last week when the council inspectors came in to his shop with a notice to inform him that he must change his license. The inspectors from the town hall came to deliver a letter notifying him to either change the license or stop selling the items. The notice recorded that Luis had only 10 days to carry out the change to the licenses or clear out the stock and stop selling the items. As a supermarket the license did not

allow the sale of magazines, newspapers, greeting cards or stationary items. So Luis went to the town hall department and made the necessary enquires to change the license. He was told that the license changes would cost 600€. Unfortunately Luis cannot afford to pay 600€ so therefore he must stop selling the items. The fine for not having the correct license is 2000€ a heavy price if caught and due to the fact the inspectors have said that they would be visiting again in 14 days to inspect the goods on sale he has now had to remove the stock from the shelves. In addition to the cost of 600€ required to change the license, further financial difficulties would come from adding the items to the license because the tax paid by Luis as a modula system is currently 419€ per quarter but if he was to change the license and sell the items classed as a newsagent/stationary would increase his tax to 578€ an increase of 38%. The increase of the modulus tax amount is due to the fact that it is a system is assuming that the items classed as a newsagent business would contribute to 50% of the turnover. Luis

has calculated the sales and told us that it would not even be 10% he knows this because of the sales history for the last two years. The extra 159€ payable every quarter would not make it viable to stock the additional items. Benidorm town hall had recently announced a crackdown on businesses that have an incorrect license. The facts regarding the crackdown are believed to be sparked by the fact that there are so many empty shops, bars and restaurants that the slump of new businesses opening has had an impact on the funds generated from licensing in the town. The crackdown includes stopping bars and cafes from selling items from the bar counter that are not allowed under the license as a bar or cafe items such as books new or second hand, magazines, newspapers, greeting cards, DVD's and other handy goods will have to go. Bars having only a license to sell drinks cannot sell food and cafe bars are restricted on the type of food they can sell without having a restaurant license. It is expected that the crackdown and the increase on the number of inspections could take a number of months to complete and there will be a high number of businesses affected. The recommendation is for business owners to check their license in advance of any inspection to ensure

compliance and avoid any heavy fines and in any doubt to take advice from either a gestoria or legal advisor. Alba Consultas offer an English Speaking legal advisory service and can be contacted on 692 386 293


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New Top Class Entertainment Line Up At The White Horse Vincents Pub Centre in the Rincon has put together their latest addition to their "Something For Everyone" policy. Meeting this week with Paco Carrasco owner of the pub chain known as "VINCENTS CORNER PUBS" he told me the final details of the line-up for entertainment at the White Horse Pub was complete. Paco said "Top class acts have been secured for the season and the quality of the line-ups puts the White Horse in a different class, nightly entertainment that blows you away". Every evening starts with resident performer, Stevie Wood from 8.30pm musician and vocalist with a wealth of experience gets the crowd in the swing of things and prepares you for a night to remember. Entertainment is what Vincents Pubs know best and the full seven days are packed with the best artists in town. Monday - 10pm "Deb n Her" - 11pm Campus De Frocked Tuesday -10pm Dean Ryan - 11pm Wendy Mandfield Wednesday - 10pm Lizzy G - 11pm Jake Colvin Thursday - 10pm Myky - 11pm Scott Michael Friday - 10pm Emma B as Whitney Houston - 11pm Timewarp (Duo) Saturday - 10pm Johnathan Hawkins - 11pm Jessie Brooms Sunday - 10pm Elvis Tribute by Ray Croft - 11pm Dalli Brothers


Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

Benidorm gets fantastic review in The Mirror On Saturday the Mirror released a fantastic review of Benidorm in uit’s lifestyle section, titled “The real Benidorm is full of mountains, coastal roads, snorkelling, cool bars and long sunny lunches” What a fantastic read, after the Benidorm Series came to an end it was clouded by more judgment depicting Benidorm for much less than it really has to offer, this story really did give you a sense of hope of attracting more people to the resort to experience many different aspects of the Costa Blanca rather than the same old boozing and mobility scooter nonsense. The article went on to describe fantastic views, Segway tours, the fact Benidorm does have its own sand and that it is not imported like many rumours say. It really is a full review with missing very little out mentioning the theme parks, food, and fiestas. The article finished off offering 7-night holiday for 2 people with flights, full board 4-star accommodation, entrance to a theme park of your choice, return boat trip to Benidorm Island, and complimentary dinner and cabaret show at the Benidorm Palace nightclub all included!


It’s all you need for a great read. To find out more and enter the competition visit and click on the PLAY tab at the top of the page “That stereotypical image of a high rise resort with little more than beaches, bars, and pie and chips catering to a certain type of clientele could not be further from the reality these days.”

food & drink MONROES Carpe Diem Restaurant Albir CARVERY Benidorm

Since opening Restaurant Carpe Diem has grown to be one of the best known places in Albir. Why you might ask? Well it’s quite simple really, great value, great quality and great hosts. If you haven’t been then you are really missing out because it is so hard to find something for everyone as we all like different things, At Carpe Diem they have really gone the extra mile to please everyone with a completely international menu.

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

Due to the fact that Albir has one of the most mixed nationalities that both reside and also visit the town so it has to accommodate the requirements of the cuisine to suit, That’s why at Carpe Diem it has constructed a menu to suit everyone, Fantastic Steaks, fish and seafood and also some homemade special vegetarian meals. When I had friends to visit me from the UK it didn’t take me long to decide where to take them all for Sunday lunch, being in Spain I wanted to avoid the traditional Sunday roast although I love it but they eat it most weekends so something a little different is what I was looking for. I gave them a little insight on the way by telling them it wasn’t a Spanish restaurant because I know they were not all keen on fish or rice dishes, so in a short description I told them that there should be something for everyone to enjoy as the menu, it was international and would be perfect for them. You know it is hard with visitors because the Brits are really fussy and are not used the way of Mediterranean cuisine. After arriving we all got comfortable and Nicole the owner and host made everyone welcome with drinks and presented the menu. To my surprise my guests ventured away from the very popular steaks on the menu except one who had the Fillet Steak and then there were choices from Pork Fillet served with a sauce of your choice, schnitzel, vegetarian lasagne and Sole Picasso, We had starters served very soon after our drinks so the fact we were all really quite hungry a smile was shared at the speed of service, chicken satay skewers, tuna salad, prawn cocktail and soup of the day was cream of tomato with basil. It was superbly presented and the food was derved in amazing sized portions just the way we like it! When the mains were served, again we were all taken back by the professional presentation of the food. I had the schnitzel served with chips and salad but after seeing my son had the Fillet Steak I was quite jealous because the thick cut portion he had was juicy and medium rare it really looked so appetising I wanted to do a swap....not that there was anything wrong with mine a just had one of those moments where my taste buds were crying out for what someone else had ordered. A fantastic meal was had by all, great comments over dessert and coffee and the biggest surprise of all was when the bill came, for only 11 euro each, it was just out of this world for value for money. The special menu available was only a little more and had some extra variety of dishes. More and more international guests come to Carpe Diem a complete 3 course menu, including a drink only € 11,00 Kitchen is open each day from 12.30 until 21.00 hours. We have WIFI zone the restaurant. Our guests may use it freely. Bar Restaurante Carpe Diem - Avenida Oscar Espla, 4 Playa Albir -Tel. 96 686 49 46


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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

travel around SELLA

The ancient mountain village of Sella (419m/1375ft) is located 18Km inland from the coastal town of

Villajoyosa on the Spanish Costa Blanca. This small and authentic village is surrounded by magnificent mountain peaks and ridges, almond terraces, forested valley trails and dramatic gorges, making it a perfect location for walkers. Sella is also famous for having some of the best rock climbing in Europe. In the 19th century cholera was widespread in Spain and even small rural villages did not escape. The worst epidemic here in Sella was in 1885 and lasted for 19 days - 18 people died and 45 were seriously infected. At this time the main route between Villajoyosa and Alcoy passed through Sella, so, to minimize the spread of the disease (and probably from a traveller’s perspective, to minimize any chance of contracting it!) an alternative route that bypassed the village was created. Sella is very convenient in terms of accommodation, transport and cost. It is only about a one hour drive from Alicante airport. Benidorm is only 40 minutes away by car. The Costa Blanca has a wide choice of all types of accommodation according to your taste and budget, ranging from package deals in Benidorm hotels to apartments and villas in Sella, Finestrat and Villa Joyosa. As there is a lot of climbing outside the main valley it is definitely worth hiring a car to make the most of your holiday.

viewpoints and historical locations, one of our favourites is the old bridge, until the arrival of motor cars and when the new bridge was built in the 1920’s, this ancient bridge was the main route into the village of Sella for anyone coming up from the coast. Also note, as you look down at the bridge from the main road there are the remains of another construction on the right hand side. Two stone archways are clearly visible; this is believed to be all that remains of an ancient watermill that once stood on this site. As you approach the village, you cannot fail to notice the mighty Puig Campana mountain (that’s Valencian for Bell Peak) which although is some way off, from this angle it appears to look down over Sella like some mighty guardian. Wherever you are in the area it’s easy to distinguish the Puig Campana, firstly because of its huge mass and secondly because of the notch. The notch is called Roldan’s Notch and the story (apparently true) is that a giant called Roldan use to live on the mountain. Roldan had a very beautiful wife, in fact she was so beautiful that it angered the Gods and they were so jealous of her beauty that they condemned her to die at sunset! Roldan, who loved his wife very much, was furious. As sunset approached, he could no longer control his anger and he kicked the top of the mountain, creating the notch that we see today. By creating the notch, it meant that as the sun went down, a ray of sunlight was visible for an extra few minutes, thus giving Roldan and his wife an extra couple of minutes together before she died. The piece of rock that he kicked out landed in the sea and is what we now call Benidorm Island.

will find yourself at The Plaza Mayor (main square) which is in the heart of the village. This is where the local game, Pelota (handball) is played and also where, during fiestas, most of the celebrations take place there is a small market here on Wednesdays and Fridays as well as 2 Banks with an ATM (good to know), a Small Shop/Butcher, Tobacconist, the Doctors Surgery, the Sella Town Hall, Postbox and a Public Telephone. What we didn’t mention because you really can’t miss it is Sella Church This small but beautifully decorated Church of Santa Ana is also in the Plaza Mayor and if the doors are open it warrants a look inside. Rock Climbing Sella is one of the main crags in the Costa Blanca region. This extensive area offers many different types of climbing. Easy and mid-grade sport routes are found at the most popular main crags in the centre of the valley, whilst mid to harder grade routes are concentrated in steeper sectors like the famous Wild Side. There are also mostly bolted multi-pitch climbs in Pared de Rosaria as well as entirely traditional routes in Puig Campana. All of this on great quality limestone!

Most of Sella’s routes are up to 30 m of slabby or vertical, fingery and technical climbing on little crimps and holes.

The Cholera Walk

The Cholera Walk is a short circular walk which retraces much of the ancient bypass and takes you past the main spring and picnic area (Font Mayor) so if it’s a nice day, consider a picnic. Alternatively you could seek refreshments at one of the local bars or restaurants. Along the way there are many

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It is possible to walk up onto the summit of the Puig Campana (1408m/4619ft) but you should allow a full day for this little outing and consider a guide. The walk will bring you into the village, and you

The Costa Blanca’s sunny weather makes it a brilliant climbing destination throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is from September until April. The most popular sectors in Sella have a Southerly orientation which makes them a perfect destination on sunny winter days. Although the steep Sector Wild Side hardly ever gets the sun, summertime will generally be too hot unless you head for the Northfacing crags like Pared de Rosaria.



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then up to Kylie Minogue, Ricky Wilson, Tom Jones and to decide who to keep and who to eliminate. However, it's not necessarily over for the losers as the coaches have a chance to `steal' a rejected artist for their own team, giving them a total of seven acts to take into the knockout rounds BBC1 London 8:00 pm

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Historian Max Hastings outlines his belief that Britain was right to enter the First World War and oppose Germany's aims, arguing that the conflict was neither avoidable nor futile. He explores the key questions surrounding the outbreak of hostilities and the necessity for Britain to step in, and examines how and why the common perception of the conflict as a bungled, unnecessary bloodbath emerged after it ended. Featuring contributions by scholars and military historians including Michael Howard, Hew Strachan, John Rohl and Margaret MacMillan. BBC2 London 10:00 pm

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After jilting Alfie at the altar, blonde bombshell Carly returns from her husband-free honeymoon with a new partner in tow. Determined to show her that he has moved on too, the sofa salesman hooks up with former schoolmate Julie - but there's more to her than meets the eye. Meanwhile, hen-party planner Ann-Marie is hired by a group of girls who don't want to have fun, and Camp Gary convinces Judy that her husband Tandeep has fallen for an old

In 1943, Ian visits Canada's Camp X to undertake frontline training and shows his talent for storytelling when he cooks up a meticulous plan to send the enemy on a wild goose chase. Meanwhile, his passionate affair with Ann intensifies, but she presents him with an ultimatum after receiving devastating news. Drama, starring Dominic Cooper and Lara Pulver Sky Atlantic 10:00 pm

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late 1990s to the present day, British architects were at the peak of their success as they continued to design iconic structures. However, they also faced some of the biggest controversies of their careers as Richard Rogers reveals the problems he faced with

Following Henri's arrest and Harry's disappearance, everyone is in a state of confusion and the police arrive at the Selfridges' home in search of clues. However, when Rose discovers her husband is away on secret government business, she's more worried for his safety than ever before. Meanwhile, Agnes receives an ominous telegram, Lady Mae has to make a tough decision, and will Loxley get his comeuppance? ITV London 10:00 pm

While much of the UK still struggles after the financial crash, London is thriving like never before. In the first of two programmes, Evan Davis explores the economic forces that are polarising Britain and asks what the rest of the country can learn from London's success. BBC2 10:00pm

Battle Rounds The blind auditions are complete and the coaches have chosen 12 acts each. Now begins the process of whittling them down by half for the live shows - and that means the return of the battle rounds. Emma Willis and Marvin Humes host as the coaches are joined by four advisers - Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears, singer Katy B, award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah and Black Eyed Peas founder Dante Santiago - who give the acts the benefit of their experience, before pitting them against each other in head-to-head musical performances. It's


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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

And the streets were filled with dogs!

Sunday saw Benidorm Poniente Beach and its streets taken over by dogs as owners, volunteers and rescue centres came together to show support for Spains Hunting dogs. The breeds used for hunting are energetic and loyal breeds but most have a very distressing end to their lives. Seen as just a tool for a job they are abandoned at the end of the season starved and in terrible physical condition. Dogs are found left to die in warehouses and out buildings. Many are killed by their owners by hanging them from a tree or if lucky getting killed by a gum. Sunday


It’s all you need for a great read. saw a National campaign across Spain with Cities such as Barcelona, Zaragoza, Bilbao and Benidorm all showing support for all animals and especially hunting dogs by having a march through their towns at noon with a meeting and speech at the end of it. In Benidorm the march started from Poniente Beach and ended up at the Town Hall with both Spanish and English speeches being read asking for legislation against all animal mistreatment, abuse, abandonment and killing. The crowd of over 200 and their dogs supported the request for more help for hunting dogs. That there must be a way to stop the tragic end of life that happens to so many of them and the terrible conditions they are subjected to in the name of ‘hunting’. These dogs are faithful, loyal and loving animals that make great family pets. Calm and affectionate the call went out that these dogs must be invited into your homes as they make wonderful pets. The march was led by SPAP Benidorm Dog Pound and Benidorm Dog Homing volunteers (Facebook

page). The volunteers support the dogs by socialising them and finding new homes for them. For more information please join our Facebook page Benidorm Dog Homing or call Maria on 677 37 33 96. Gill Brookshaw. Life and Business Development Coach


What is Transient Ischaemic Attack A Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA) is also known as a mini- stroke. It is caused by a temporary lack of blood and therefore oxygen (ischaemia) to a part of the brain. In most cases this is due to a tiny blood clot in one of the blood vessels in the brain.



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TIAs and strokes are more common in people who: Have diabetes Are overweight Smoke Drink alcohol above the recommended safe limits Do not adhere to a healthy diet Do not exercise sufficiently Have high blood pressure Have high cholesterol Have a family history of strokes, TIAs , angina or heart attacks. Unlike a stroke, symptoms such as weakness, slurred speech or visual problems, will normally disappear within 24 hours, hence the term mini- stroke. A stroke however can cause permanent disability or even death. Because symptoms of a TIA resolve quickly, the patient may not seek medical attention and may later refer to the event as having had a ‘funny turn’ IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT A PERSON WHO HAS SUFFERED A TIA OR SUSPECTED TIA, IS

IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED TO HOSPITAL AS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. A person that has suffered a TIA has a tendency to produce blood clots which can also cause strokes and heart attacks. Tests and where necessary, treatment can drastically reduce this risk. Without treatment around 2% of patients will have a stroke within a year of having a TIA many of which will occur within the first month. Research indicates that : TREATMENT CAN REDUCE THIS RISK BY AROUND 80% Similarly, 3% of people will have a heart attack within a year of having a TIA. Again this figure can be drastically reduced with treatment. If you suspect that yourself or another person may have had a TIA/stroke and you are unsure of what to do or look for, think F.A.S.T F - Facial weakness. Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile? A - Arm weakness. Can the person raise both arms and keep them there? S - Speech disturbance. Is their speech slurred? T - Time. Time to call an ambulance if you see any single one of these signs. If there is still doubt, call an ambulance.


Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

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Cafe Michael Calle Santa Faz 23, Benidorm, Spain

“Great Basic Food - Value For Money”

Reviewed 13 February 2014 Just a basic cafe in the Old Town - But an amazing menu considering the size of the cooking area. Good honest food, with no frills. Clean, and good and polite service from all the staff. Would recommend it as a must if you are self catering, as an affordable and good place to eat. It’s as cheap as shopping and cooking yourself.

“Good old northern hospitality”

Reviewed 12 February 2014 When tapas or the all inclusive gets a bit much this friendly little cafe is a breath of fresh air. My mug of coffee was made exactly as i requested and the three meals i enjoyed were all very tasty. One day i had the homemade quiche another the veggie breakfast and lastly pie chips and mushy peas. Good price for lovingly produced food. Keep it up.


Reviewed 18 January 2014 We really enjoyed our meal there today,the service was second to none, we would definetely recommend Cafe Michael to one and all

“Small and Friendly”

Reviewed 8 January 2014 We went for Brunch at Cafe Michael, this is a great little place with a very varied and reasonable menu. Pies and Pasties from one euro! Home cooked chips and brilliant service what more could you ask for :-) worth a look and open from breakfast to late.

Wooky Hollow 2 C/Cuenca 20 & c/ Gerona, Benidorm

“Lovely Bar!”

Reviewed 23 February 2014 Great for if you are home sick and want a full English breakfast! And if you are a Liverpool fan! It has a lot memorabilia inside. Service was fast and efficient.

“biggest breaky ever!”

Try the 8 euro breaky!! wow!! came out on a baking tray, but just the cure for a hangover!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Love the place”

Reviewed 9 February 2014 Go in most nights when were there in August. Friendly staff ,decent grub and well kept beer 2 tv,s so it’s coronation street for the mrs and football for me happy days

“1st class english brekki”

Reviewed 8 February 2014 Discovered this place on last 2 days of our weeks holiday. we were staying at the centro madeira on a b+b basis,however the breakfast was awful in the hotel, so decided to eat out and found the wooky hollow, so glad we did....a superb English breakfast and a very warm welcome.....thank you....

“Fantastic sports bar and diner”

Reviewed 3 February 2014 This is one of the best bars in Benidorm, food is exceptionally good value, staff are extremely friendly and Christmas Dinner was brilliant. Karaoke at night is also very good and loads of un.

Admiral Nelson Ametlla de mar Rincon de loix

“Great food”

Reviewed 3 January 2014 Great food,recommened place for food or just a drink,only across the road from the Loixmar and the owners are very polite although not much English but they get what they are trying to sat across,lovely people.

“Not again”

Reviewed 26 October 2013 This is a snack bar of the dime-a-dozen type. The service was friendly but spotty, and it was clear that they are ill-equipped to serve a large group (10+) of people. The prices were reasonable, but I would have expected better quality, tastier food. What we got tasted cheap. This is the sort of place where, in a pinch, you pop in for a quick byte and a pint, never to return again.

“Food ok, service was interesting!”

Reviewed 15 October 2013 Our party of 7 found the food fine - there was a good range on the menu and a suitable children’s menu. The lady who was serving us was a little confused with our larger order, but managed to get it right in the end! She didn’t have very much English. No baby chair, which was disappointing. Nothing overwhelming, but did the job at the time.


Reviewed 9 September 2013 Called in the Admiral on the Sunday of the Football Match and just had one drink. It was pleasent enough but no atmosphere.

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Permanent Make Up

Permanent makeup is a cosmetic technique which employs tattoos (permanent pigmentation of the dermis) as a means of producing designs that resemble makeup, such as eyelining and other permanent enhancing colors to the skin of the face, lips, and eyelids. It is also used to produce artificial eyebrows, particularly in people who have lost them as a consequence of old age, disease, such as alopecia totalis, chemotherapy, or a genetic disturbance, and to disguise scars and white spots in the skin such as in vitiligo. It is also used to restore or enhance the breast's areola, such as after breast surgery. Most commonly called permanent cosmetics, other names include dermapigmentation, micropigmentation, and cosmetic tattooing,[1] the latter being most appropriate since permanent makeup is, in fact, tattooing. In the United States and under similar arrangements in some other countries, the colourant additives used in permanent makeup pigments are subject to pre market approval as cosmetics and or color additives under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. However because of other competing public health priorities and a previous lack of evidence of safety problems specifically associated with these pigments, FDA traditionally has not exercised regulatory authority for color additives on the pigments used in tattoo inks. Removal As with tattoos, permanent makeup can be difficult to remove. Common techniques used for this are laser resurfacing, dermabrasion (physical or chemical exfoliation), and surgical removal. Camouflaging—adding a new pigment which counteracts the tattoo color and attempts to emulate normal skin color is considered a poor choice by professionals. Removal is more painful and laborious than the tattooing itself. The choice to get a tattoo that is later regretted is related to the end-of-history illusion, in which teenagers and adults of all ages know that their tastes and preferred fashion and makeup styles have changed regularly over the years before the current moment, but they believe that their tastes will somehow not continue to grow and mature in the future.

ASK the Optician: CATARACTS

Jorge Martinez de Lizarduy Araico, Store Director from Specsavers Opticas Benidorm

Q: What are cataracts? A: There are three main types of cataract: • A nuclear cataract – this causes gradual reduction in vision • A cortical cataract – this may give rise to poor vision associated with seeing haloes around lights or seeing double with one eye. • Posterior subcapsular lens opacities – these tend to cause reduction in vision (especially for reading), susceptibility to bright lights and glare. Q: Am I at risk of developing them? A: As we grow older, the lens of the eye becomes less clear until, ultimately, a cataract that causes reduction in vision is present. Those with a family history of cataracts should be checked regularly as they are at higher risk of developing early cataracts. Q: What can I do to avoid cataracts? A: Unfortunately there’s not much we can do to avoid them, as they are generally part of the ageing process. Too much sunlight may make people more susceptible to cataracts so it’s important to wear good quality sunglasses. Q: How are cataracts treated? A: They are treated very effectively by a common surgical procedure. 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.


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It’s all you need for a great read. Monday morning Toni Colomer, Deputy Mayor of Benitachell and Juan Francisco Mayans, head of the local police in Benitachell visited the Central Local Police in La Nucia. The purpose of this meeting was to learn the camera system control and traffic surveillance La Nucia. Township pioneered the installation of this service and has become a leader at

regional level. During the visit, the deputy mayor and head of the local police in Benitachell were accompanied by Javier Burrueco, local police chief of La Nucia, Christopher Llorens, Safety Councilman and Bernabé Cano, mayor of La Nucia. Throughout the morning visited various departments of the public safety building in La Nucia, opened in November 2006.During the visit special emphasis was placed on the telecommunications room and the camera system control and traffic surveillance. The Board Call and Telecommunications Central Local Police is the central complex and modern system of surveillance cameras and traffic control of the municipality. In total a total of 51 surveillance cameras and 16 OCR (license plate recognition) were installed along the various roundabouts Township, developments, strategic points and crossings. This surveillance system is centralized in the Central Local Police controlled 24 hours a day, where all images are stored and where it has installed a program to recognize suspicious tuition, which detect the OCR cameras.

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Welcome to Alfaz & Albir Alfaz ratified the Convention to maintain public parking Frax Foundation of l'Albir

The mayor of L'Alfas del Pi , Vicente Arques, has agreed with the president of the Foundation Frax , Matías Pérez Such to renew the existing agreement with the private cultural institution , to keep open all year public parking , located in shoreline of Albir. An agreement valued at 6,000 euros that enables 180 parking spaces, reduced to only 75 months between June and August. The privately owned a plot of 9,500 square meters occupied in part by the building for the cultural center, leaving the remaining 2,100 square feet of concourse for other uses. The Cultural Foundation Frax, as has always explained that the president has had the opportunity, Matías Pérez Such, decided to pave the lot two years ago , a performance that not only transformed the rocky ground in a parking lot, but doubled its capacity from 90 scarce places the current 180. While it is true that the agreement signed at the time ratified by the same amount of 6,000 euros again for public parking gets a lot in a state of neglect, so it does not conflict with other uses such as well tinged President the Frax Foundation is a private property.

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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

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Your weekly Horoscope ARIES

Your early adoption of some gadget or catchphrase on Monday will have positive repercussions for you throughout the week and might set you on a new path. Your management skills will come into play midweek, and will definitely work to your advantage. The more people you’ve got on your side, the better. By Friday at the latest, your vision will be taking shape in reality and you’ll have all the assistance you can use. Watch out for little frustrations over the weekend - you might tend to blow them out of proportion.


Do something nice for yourself on Monday, and don’t let yourself make a single sacrifice unless it’s vital to your sense of self. Your sensory and interpersonal awareness will be extremely sensitive through Thursday, so get ready for a barrage of data that might overwhelm from time to time. Your emotions will be out of sync with most people late in the week. Expect to feel a sense of alienation, but also a sense of pride in feeling honest emotions. Stick with big-picture or creative tasks over the weekend.


Very early in the week, you’ll feel like exploring some new territory. It might be actual turf, or it might be emotional - go wherever you feel is calling out for you. By Tuesday morning you’ll have reached your limit in at least one direction. It might be an authority figure in your way or a mental block. Later in the week you’ll feel in touch with those around you, and have a much sharper insight into their thinking than you had in the past. The weekend will be busy but slow, so don’t get frustrated if it turns out that no individual project advances very far.



Monday will feel a little bit unfair, like everyone has won a prize but you. The feeling won’t last long, because by early Tuesday morning you’ll be feeling grounded and able to reclaim any lost ground. In fact, midweek will be a good time for you to expand your ambitions and set new goals. People whom you don’t know well will rub you the wrong way on Thursday or Friday, but it’s just superficial personality conflict rather than a sign of deeper hostility. Get together with friends over the weekend, especially if you’re feeling down.


You’ll be on the cutting edge all day Monday, but not so far out that you make your friends nervous. Midweek brings a strong sense of needs - both your own and others’. Try to help out as much as you can, but don’t neglect yourself. You’ll have all the answers on Thursday and Friday, and your friends and family will be glad for all your help and advice. The weekend will bring an opportunity, but you should be profoundly skeptical. That’s not to say you shouldn’t take it - but examine it carefully first.


Follow along with the flow around you on Monday - but keep a wary eye on the road ahead. The middle part of the week is great for career moves. You’ll be in the good graces of your supervisors and will have a firm understanding of your ambitions. An unexpected message or complaint comes late in the week from parents, elderly relatives or possibly an old friend. It won’t be pleasant at first, but you can turn it into a positive. Try to stick with creative pursuits over the weekend. Your juices will really be flowing.


Step into the week carefully and confidently. If you know where you’re going and have the trip planned, there won’t be any problems. Midweek you’ll be rewarded or otherwise recognized for your great performance. It’s a good time to finish up projects and start on new ones. New ideas will be a dime a dozen later on, so try to stall on taking any action that deviates too far from your pre-existing plans. Over the weekend, you’ll be able to get a lot done, even without much help. Music will be a great way to break up the work time.

Big changes are afoot on Monday, and they’ll be mostly for the good. You might find yourself thinking about new directions. Tuesday and Wednesday will be fairly mysterious - it might seem as if everything just happens on its own, without any discernible cause. Stay flexible and the feeling will pass. Your brilliance will be on display toward the end of the week, and you’ll scoop up some new believers as you rattle off your plans for change. Be careful with spending over the weekend - make sure that you balance your own needs with your generosity.




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You’ll be thinking and operating on a deeper level on Monday. You’ll take your current interests somewhere you hadn’t expected to go. Family or business partners might start acting dictatorial on Tuesday, but it won’t last long and you’re probably better off just going along until they get bored. Late in the week you will be open to new ideas and might find someone who’s on your wavelength to expand your conceptual space. The weekend will inspire you to at least think about making a big change in your life. Try to articulate your desire as clearly as possible.


Though you’ll feel constrained by family or work obligations on Monday, try to just go with the flow and let freedom come naturally. Soon - as early as Tuesday morning - you’ll see a definite payoff, as well as an upwelling of powerful creative energy. Later in the week, you’ll need to be flexible as little diversions and interruptions get in the way of your daily routines. On Saturday and Sunday, you’ll have to be the driving force for the group, but don’t get too frustrated if others dawdle.


Monday is great - you’ll be in the best mood you’ve seen all month or maybe all year. The good mood will last longer if you take time out for artistic culture midweek. Try to soak up something totally new to you. Your social skills will be sharp on Thursday and Friday, which is good timing as you’ll meet one or more new people that will grow into important roles in your life. Be very careful with valuables over the weekend: Your attachments to material things will be extremely tenuous.


Keep your eyes and ears open on Monday - you’ll need to be fully attentive to catch the most important exchanges. The middle part of the week will be focused on group activities. You’ll be able to identify a change or addition that will help everyone tremendously. By Friday, your mind will be working overtime. Give it a rest by taking in a movie or vegging with a video game. Anything that can take your mind off the current situation will be perfect. The weekend will be wonderful for you, and those around you will take delight in your creative impulses.

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Across 1 Units of electric current (4) 3 Cooking pot for camping (8) 9 Bird of prey (7) 10 Infectious agent (5) 11 Native Americans from Missouri — age so (anag) (5) 12 Exert much effort (6) 14 Cause trouble (to) (13) 17 Lawyers — underwear (6) 19 Violation of law (5) 22 A 19 (5) 23 Small acting role (3,4) 24 Bird of passage (8) 25 Reject as false (4) Down 1 Food of the gods (8) 2 Italian dish (5) 4 Absolutely necessary (13) 5 Crowbar (5) 6 House on wheels (7) 7 Place of retreat (4) 8 Yield to outside pressure (4,2) 13 Of late (8) 15 Buffet-style restaurant (7) 16 Provoke to action (6) 18 23 player? (5) 20 Mental picture (5) 21 Cooked dish (4)

1. What is the name of the official national anthem of the USA? 2. Which female politician was the Prime Minister of Australia between 2010 and 2013? 3. What is the capital city of Afghanistan? 4. Which two colours are on the flag of Poland? 5. Which is the only US state to begin with the letter ‘P’ 6. On a Monopoly board, which street shares the same colour as Leicester Square and Piccadilly? 7. The bank Santander shares its name with a town in which country? 8. Paraguay has borders with Brazil, Bolivia and which other country? 9. In which country is Mount Everest? 10. What is the national currency of Egypt?


1. The Star-Spangled Banner 2. Hon. Julia Gillard MP 3. Kabul 4. Red and white 5. Pennsylvania 6. Coventry Street 7.Spain 8. Argentina 9. Nepal 10. The Pound

did you know? Months that begin on a Sunday always have a Friday the 13th in them. The average lead pencil will write a line about 35 miles long or write approximately 50,000 English words. It takes more calories to eat a piece of celery than the celery has in it. Native Americans used to name their children after the first thing they saw as they left their tepees after their children were born, hence the names Sitting Bull and Running Water. To produce a single pound of honey, a single bee would have to visit 2 million flowers. There are no naturally occurring blue foods, even blueberries are purple! A duck’s quack doesn’t echo anywhere, no one knows why.

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Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

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The Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch will feature an HTML version of the OS, which is understandable, given that Samsung would want more application developers to create apps for the platform. Samsung's showcasing of Tizen devices at MWC, is also in-line with previous rumours. The report states that Samsung's shift to the Tizen OS is a move to counter Google's dominance over the Android OS. Tizen was launched by Samsung last year, with the Samsung NX300M camera the first consumer device to run it, but it has had run into problems on the smartphone front since then. The fact that Samsung is still pushing forward, after announcing new partners, shows that it is aggressively trying to develop the platform for their smartphones and other connected devices.



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Samsung's recently dropped the prices of its Galaxy Gear Smartwatch, which had received mixed reviews, it is now being reported that Samsung will be launching the next iteration of the smartwatch with Tizen on it, at their upcoming unPacked 5 MWC 2014 event in the coming week, where the Galaxy S5 is also highly anticipated for a launch, and new Galaxy tablets.



The actual problem is smartphone developers on the Android ecosystem is that are majorly dependent on it volume to generate their revenue, via the relatively healthy app ecosystem. Smartphone and tablet manufacturers, apart from Apple, have not had success in developing their own OSes and services. Samsung is, understandably, looking at changing this with the Tizen platform, despite the problems faced by it last year. It is not surprising that Samsung too wants a larger chunk of the pie, as it is looking to launch the smartphone with a HTML-based OS, for developers, so that it may generate revenue from their wearable technology division and from the OS and services provided by it. Meanwhile Samsung is scheduled to have an event on 23 February 2014, a day prior to the official kick-off of MWC. The press invite states "Please join the Tizen Association Board on Sunday, 23 February 2014 for a welcome reception and kickoff to MWC 2014. During this invite only event, you will get an exclusive sneak preview of the newest Tizen devices as well as an opportunity to learn about the major milestones that the Tizen project has hit since last year's event. We ask you to reserve time from 3-6 PM CET on 23 February 2014 at Hotel ARTS Barcelona where you will also have the opportunity to hear from and interview Tizen Association Board Members."

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Russia top medal table, Team Gb Match Record Russia top medal table , Team Gb Match Record Host nation Russia finished on top of the medal table as the 22nd Winter Olympics came to a close in Sochi on Sunday after 17 days of competition. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach officially closed the Games during an extravagant 130-minute ceremony which ended with South Korea being given the Olympic flag as Pyeongchang hosts the 2018 Games. For Britain, Sochi marked a record-equalling Winter Olympics, their tally of four medals matching their haul in the inaugural 1924 Games in Chamonix, France. In doing so, the 56-strong team surpassed the medal target of three set by UK Sport, which awards funding, to raise hopes of a financial boost ahead of the 2018 Games. Snowboarder Jenny Jones became the first Briton to win a medal on snow with bronze in the slopestyle before Lizzy Yarnold won gold in the skeleton to emulate Amy Williams’s success in 2010. The women’s curlers then won bronze and the men’s team silver, skip David Murdoch winning a first medal in his third Games.

Who ruled each sport? Alpine skiing — Austria 3 Gold 4 Silver 2 Bronze Biathlon

Norway 3 Gold 1 Silver 2 Bronze Bobsled Russia 2 Gold Cross-country Norway 5 Gold 2 Silver 4 Bronze Curling Canada 2 Gold Figure skating Russia 3 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze Freestyle skiing Canada 4 Gold 4 Silver 1 Bronze Ice hockey Canada 2 Gold Luge Germany 4 Gold 1 Silver Nordic Combined Norway 2 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze Short track Russia 3 Gold 1 Silver 1 Bronze Skeleton Russia 1 Gold 1 Bronze Ski jumping Germany and Poland (2 Gold Each Snowboarding United States 3 Gold 2 Bronze Speedskating Netherlands 8 Gold 7 Silver 8 Bronze

Britain’s athletes now must wait until June to find out whether they will be funded for the next Olympic cycle. Great Britain chef de mission Mike Hay told BBC Sport: “I am proud of the team’s achievements. We have competed to the utmost of our ability. “I’m delighted with everybody, not just with the medals, but with the number of finals and top-half finishes we have had. “We have won four medals, which sets a new standard for us. We have come a long way from Vancouver 2010 where we won just the one medal. “The team has a young profile and I believe we can do even better in Pyeongchang in 2018.” South Korea, with a budget of £7bn for the 2018 Games, will become only the second Asian country to host a Winter Olympics after Japan staged the Games at Sapporo in 1972 and Nagano in 1998.

Britain’s brilliant Sochi medal haul The total could have been greater still, with the men’s four-man bobsleigh team and snowboarder Jamie Nicholls coming close to a podium finish, and short track speed skater Elise Christie suffering the misfortune of three disqualifications.


Issue 20 / 25 Feb - 3 March 2014

Six Nations Weekend Review England beat Ireland to blow Championship wide open: England 13 Ireland 10 The Six Nations’ Championship will have no Grand Slam winner this year, but there may be an English Triple Crown.

England ended Ireland's bid for a Six Nations Triple Crown with a 13-10 victory in an enthralling contest at Twickenham on Saturday. In probably the Championship's most high-intensity game to date, Ireland led 10-3 after Rob Kearney's try in the first minute of the second half and a conversion and penalty from Jonathan Sexton. That was in reply to Owen Farrell's 24th-minute penalty - the only points of the first half but Farrell's penalty and then a superbly worked try for Danny Care - converted by Farrell - earned England the win which means

four teams are locked on two wins apiece after three rounds of the Six Nations. Ireland was the last unbeaten side in the championship after France fell to Wales on Friday, and was favoured to end a three-match losing run to England with a side with more than twice as many caps, rampant momentum, and added incentive to celebrate Brian O'Driscoll's world record-tying 139th test cap. England, Ireland, France and Wales remain in contention for the title; England will host Wales at Twickenham on Sunday 9th March while Ireland face Italy and Scotland go head to head with France both

It’s all you need for a great read. matches will be held on Saturday 8th. Wales 27-6 France: Dragons on fire and back in the running Wales showed they are still a major force in this year’s RBS 6 Nations by dominating disappointing France. An opportunist early try from George North followed by a powerful surge from captain Sam Warburton in the 63rd minute put Wales’ hopes of a unprecedented treble back on course following their dismal defeat in Ireland. Underpinned by the accuracy of full-back Leigh Halfpenny, who kicked 17 points through a conversion and five first-half penalty goals, Wales had their weekend complete as they watched England beat undefeated Ireland, this ruled out the grand slam and left Wales, France, England and Ireland having suffered one defeat each in the first three rounds. It will take more than brute force to beat England this time but not since 1931 had they beaten France by a bigger margin and it was the first time in 42 years that they had won three consecutive championship matches against Les Bleus. The power of Wales' recovery will receive its real test at Twickenham, while France will need to show far more to win next time out, even against Scotland. Scotland's Duncan Weir scores last-gasp drop goal to sink Italy: Italy 20-21 Scotland Duncan Weir's last-gasp dropped goal lifted Scotland over Italy 21-20 at Stadio Olimpico on Saturday for its first victory in this year's Six Nations. Italy led 13-3 at the break with Tommaso Allan scoring a try for the hosts. The visitors had more purpose after the restart and Alex Dunbar crossed twice in 13 minutes to give Scotland a five-point lead with 13 minutes remaining however it was not over, Italy hit back immediately courtesy of a converted try by lock Josh Furno, it looked all over for Scotland and you could feel the tension around the stadium however the fans were still behind their team all the way till the end, there was literally no time left to salvage a victory and it looked pretty dismal for the fans only for fly-half Weir to clinch the win for Scotland with 15 seconds left, the stadium exploded with away with Scots not really knowing what had just hit them and the Italians were left distraught, they really thought it was all over. It sealed the most dramatic of victories, ending Scotland's run of eight consecutive away defeats in the Six Nations and bringing the Scots their first points of the campaign. Defeat left Italy winless through three rounds, while Scotland earned some redemption in rebounding from a 20-0 home loss to England, regarded as one of its worst displays ever.

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Fraser Forster: Celtic clean sheet record a team effort

Celtic goalkeeper Fraser Forster refused to take all the credit after breaking the Scottish league record for minutes without conceding a goal. The Englishman claimed a 13th consecutive Scottish Premiership shutout in the 2-0 win over Hearts. Forster, who has not lost a goal in 1,215 minutes of league football, broke former Aberdeen keeper Bobby Clark’s 43-year-old record. The Celtic goalkeeper needs to keep another clean sheet against Aberdeen on Tuesday night and then seven unblemished minutes when Inverness CT visit Glasgow on Saturday to break Edwin van der Sar’s clean sheet record The Dutch star van der Sar went 1,311 minutes without conceding a league goal for Manchester United in the 2008-09 season.

bad week

Snodgrass’s strike sinks Spurs

A 1-0 defeat at struggling Norwich on Sunday left Spurs six points behind fourth-placed Liverpool in the race for the Champions League places. Sherwood, who took charge at White Hart Lane in December, said: “The gap looks big. It’s a real blow to us..”It’s the first major setback I’ve had and we’re going to need to be spirited to show we can bounce back.” Tottenham’s failure to score was their first in the league since Sherwood took over. “I thought we were poor in the first half,” he said.

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Club Pld Pts 1 Chelsea 27 60 2 Arsenal 27 59 3 Man City 26 57 4 Liverpool 27 56 5 Spurs 27 50 6 Man Utd 27 45 7 Everton 26 45 8 Newcastle 27 40 9 Southampton 27 39 10 West Ham 27 31 11 Hull 27 30 12 Swansea 27 28 13 Aston Villa 27 28 14 Norwich 27 28 15 Stoke 27 27 16 Crystal Palace 26 26 17 West Brom 27 25 18 Sunderland 26 24 19 Cardiff 27 22 20 Fulham 27 21

Wednesday 26th February 19:45 UCL - Arsenal v B Munich

Thursday 20th February

20:45 UCL - Schalke v Real Madrid 20:45 UCL - Galatasaray v Chelsea

Thursday 27th February

19:00 Europa - Napoli v Swansea 21:05 Europa - Tottenham v Dnipro

Saturday 1st March

13:15 - Championship - QPR v Leeds 16:00 - BPL - Hull City v Newcastle 16:00 - BPL - Stoke v Arsenal 16:00 - BPL - Sunderland v West Brom 16:00 - BPL - Everton v West Ham 16:00 - BPL - Fulham v Chelsea 18:30- BPL - Southampton v Liverpool

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15:00 - Man City v Sunderland 16:00 - BPL - Swansea v Crystal Palace 16:30 - BPL - Aston Villa v Norwich 16:30 - BPL - Tottenham v Cardiff

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ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE The Fantasy League was back to normal last Week with a full Weekend Premier League in action and also 1 F.A.Cup Tie contributing 30 goals,6 clean sheets,30 yellow cards and for the 2nd week running no red ones to the Fantasy. Abby’s Brigade held on to the top spot of the Fantasy League for the 2nd Week running keeping Danielle’s Charlie’s Chico’s in 2nd place. Lee’s Little Hulton Albion who topped the League early in the season have bounced back and are becoming a real threat to the leaders in third place.At the moment anyone of the top Ten could win the League. There is only 60 points between them all.At the other end of the scale Heidi’s Pot Luckers are 25 points behind Ben’s Boys. In our Mark Carter Ladies Section Charlie’s Chico’s seized the chance to extend their lead at the top to 33 points over Ann’s Team Golden Girls.Laik’s Loonies sneaked into 3rd place after top scoring in this section which qualifies her for a stake on our Cellar Bar Cert Tip selected by Ian Charman who will be at Wembley this Weekend cheering the Black Cats on against my Team Manchester City.( Good Luck Ian) Down at the bottom of this Section Heidi’s Pot Luckers have spent the last 9 Weeks over the trapdoor and are now 28 points adrift of Rachel & Kim’s Team El.Nui Baddies who were firm favourites to finish bottom at the start of the season. Changes are hard to come by in our Junior League where Abby’s Brigade are dominating at the top with a 85 point lead over Rocky’s Mini Spurs while at the bottom Ben’s Boys are showing no signs improvement as they are 88 points adrift of Jack’s Bubble Jack 8 F.C. Abby’s Brigade is also dominating our newly formed Golden

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the F.A.Cup.It doesn’t look good Daz. We had one drawn game last week in our K.O.Cup Competition between John’s Dodgy Dribblers and Joe’s Gooners Gonners both scored 16 points. The Replay takes place this week. Four Lady Managers got through to the next Round and they were Kate’s Team The Bairns,Sue’s Jacks Pack,Liz’s Lads and Pauline’s Vodka Army. Only one Team from the Junior League got Through and that was Jacks Going to Walk it(best of luck Lad).The Draw will soon be up on our Website for the next round which is www.alfazffl. com as well as all the Results and League Tables for all our various Competitions but if you can’t access a computer why not visit one of our Bars which display all the information on their Notice Boards.In Moraira Tich’s Bar,in Albir The Local & Hepburns and in Alfaz call in and see Rachel at the El.Nui


Liverpool edge Swansea in thriller Liverpool were at their best and worst in the 4-3 win over Swansea on Sunday, with their irresistable form going forward - two goals apiece for Jordan Henderson and Daniel Sturridge took their goal-tally this season to 70 in the league - matched by worrying defensive frailties. Liverpool have tightened their grip on fourth place in the Premier League after Daniel Sturridge and Jordan Henderson each scored twice in a jittery 4-3 win over Swansea City. Swansea hit back to level from 2-0 and 3-2 down at Anfield, before Henderson finally killed off their resistance in the 74th minute to take Liverpool back to within four points

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of leaders Chelsea. It was a 10th consecutive home league win for Liverpool and gave Brendan Rodgers's side a six-point lead over fifth-place Tottenham Hotspur. Liverpool needed less than three minutes to take the lead, with Sturridge collecting Raheem Sterling's pass and rounding Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm to score after Angel Rangel had lost possession in midfield. Sturridge has now scored in eight consecutive Premier League games and he set up his side's second goal in the 20th minute with a lay-off that was curled home by Henderson. Rodgers accepts that the Merseysiders must learn to be tighter but pledged not to curb their freeflowing nature in the process. "I think that's not our style," he said. "I worry always to play good football. I'm not totally satisfied with always grinding out results.Up to now we've got away with it. But at times we concede poor goals - it is mistakes or decision making that's costing us.”

Neymar: Barcelona pay £11.2m in tax fraud case but deny offence

Barcelona have paid £11.2m (13.5m euros) to the Spanish authorities after being charged with tax fraud over the signing of Neymar. However the Spanish champions insisted they had not committed any offence. "The aim is to cover eventual interpretations that could be given to the contracts drawn up in the operation to sign Neymar," a club statement read. Barca paid £48.6m for Santos striker Neymar, 22, in the summer with his parents receiving £34m of the fee. Last month, Sandro Rosell resigned as Barcelona president following accusations he misappropriated money. He is also

being investigated but denies any wrongdoing. At the time of the move, Barcelona said they had paid 57m euros (£48.6m) for Neymar but it has been alleged that, if other contracts are taken into account, the actual cost of the player was far greater. And last week a judge in Spain ruled there was sufficient evidence against Barcelona to continue investigations into the transfer.There has not yet been any confirmation whether the case will be dropped after Barcelona's payment. Neymar has scored seven goals in 18 league appearances for Barcelona this season, as well as netting three in seven Champions League matches.


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