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More jobs and lower taxes were promised by the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, during a big debate in the Spanish Parliament which focused on the state of the economy. With a General Election taking place before the end of next year, Rajoy pledged to scrap income tax for the less well off in 2015, and increased the predictions of economic growth. The Spanish leader’s speech seemed to go down well with the voters, with two national opinion polls rating him and the ruling Partido Popular comfortably ahead of his Socialist rival, Alfredo Rubalcaba, based on their performances in the chamber this week.

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The Prime Minister said that Spain had turned a corner and was “part of the driving engine” of Europe, adding that economic growth forecasts for this year have been up-rated to 1% and to 1.5% for 2015. Rajoy claimed that the recession was over and that the emphasis would be on “positive” growth. Rajoy also pledged to slash tax, promising that taxpayers earning under 12 thousand Euros would not have to pay income tax from 2015, irrespective of whether or not they have dependent children. The minimum taxable threshold is to be increased for the disabled and those with dependent children, and Rajoy pledged additional aid for low-income families – although he was ‘unable’ to give any further details. People earning 20 thousand Euros would also get a reduction, which apparently means that 12 million of Spain’s 17 million taxpayers will see more money in their pockets. Some economists commented that there was little difference between Rajoy’s proposals and the actual tax structure, as currently workers who earn 11,162 Euros a year don’t have to pay taxes. “About 97 percent of the workers who earn 12,000 Euros a year already don’t pay taxes and the rest pay less than 300 Euros,” said Santiago Díaz de Sarralde, an economics professor at King Juan Carlos University. In other measures, contracts for new staff at all firms will carry a flat rate of 100 Euros a month in Social Security payments made by the employer on behalf of the Go to page 3

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employee. This type of contract will only be available opposition leader Alfredo Rubalcaba asking the Prime for companies taking on extra staff and expanding their Minister, “Mr Rajoy, which country do you actually live in?” payroll, not replacing those who have left, in order to “Never has there been a government in the history of Hello readers, prevent unscrupulous bosses from finding reasons to democracy that has tried to destroy equality as your Spring is in the air and although the weather last fire existing employees so that they can substitute them government, Mr Rajoy,” said Rubalcaba. The Socialist weekend was like something sent over from the UK with new ones and therefore pay lower Social Security leader said that pensioners, workers and even the the sun is out again and apart from the winds that are contributions. The 100 Euro a month Social Security unemployed have seen their wages and benefits cut. with us right now we are on the road to the warmer tariff will continue for the first two years of the new staff Rajoy retorted to Rubalcaba: “Well, you’re not exactly and longer days. member’s time with the firm, provided the contract is flavour of the month.” Cayo Lara, of the Plural Left We have a month full of fun events coming up and a fixed, or ‘indefinite’ one rather than for a temporary coalition, said Rajoy’s victorious demeanour over the lots going on, “Las Fallas” Fire Fiestas is from the 15th, placement. Bosses must keep each of these employees economy was “deeply embarrassing.” on 17th we have St Patricks Day, then we also have on for a minimum of three years, or they will have to The opinion poll in the newspaper, El Mundo showed Spanish Father’s Day which is a bank holiday in Spain refund the extra Social Security they would normally that Rajoy outperformed Rubalcaba, with some 32.4% have paid. giving Rajoy the edge as opposed to 26.8% favouring the on the 19th, somehow all of that takes place within Rajoy was heavily criticised for avoiding mentioning, or opposition leader. Results were much closer in El País, the same week and finally we look to end the month empathising with the growing number of people living in with a total of 27% saying the Spanish leader had won with British Mother’s Day 30th March. poverty, or those no longer entitled to state healthcare. the debate, only 2 points ahead of the score notched up So I hope you will all enjoy the spring weeks as they Verbal sparks flew throughout the congress, with by Rubalcaba. unfold, together with warmer weather and lighter Social evenings. scene I always mention the sport so for a full rundown on this week’s events and TV listings turn to the back pages. The focus will be the 6 Nations as it all starts ALL OUTINGS & LUNCHES TO BE BOOKED WITH MARILYN - Tel: 965 864 394 APRIL MARCH to heat up! England v Wales is the biggest game of Friday 4th April: Friday 7th March: the competition this weekend so for me a few beers Branch Meeting at Ciudad Patricia 11am NO BRANCH MEETING and the Rugby is the ideal weekend wind down.

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Wednesday 12th March: Informal meeting at the Why Not Bar {next door to the Cumberland Bar, Benidorm} quizzes and a chat over a drink. 1pm Thursday 13th March: Ten Pin Bowling at La Marina 7.30 sharp! Friday 14th March: Coffee Morning at Ciudad Patricia 11am Friday 14th March: Quiz Night at the Forum Alfaz 7.30pm Friday21st March: Lunch at The Salt &Pepper Albir 1pm Saturday22nd March: A coach trip to Catalla

Wednesday 9th April: Why Not Bar Benidorm 1pm Thursday 10th April: Ten Pin Bowling at La Marina 7.30 SHARP! Friday 11th April: Coffee Morning at Ciudad Patricia 11am Monday 14th April: Coffee Morning at The Salt & Pepper Albir 11am Quiz night at the Forum at 7.30 Friday 18th April: Lunch at The Peppermill, Benidorm 1pm Friday 25th April: Venue TBA. Coach trip to Valor Chocolate Factory, opt lunch

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Following our recent articles about resident and non – resident tax declarations I have received various queries regarding Residency status itself. Although the rules and regulations in this country seem to constantly change like quicksand this is how the residency issue stands currently.; Since abolishing the plastic photo id credit card format “residencia card” after ONE European gentleman complained to the Court of human rights that his personal rights where infringed by requesting he give fingerprints when he had committed no crime and already had a valid ID card from his home country, Spain opted for the large green sheet of paper which although it confirmed that one was signed on a European Citizen register, as financial and industrial borders no longer existed, this green form served little purpose- as it stated clearly on it that “this document does not accredit the identity of the bearer!” but it seemed this form is requested to carry out almost any financial transaction. This form has now been replaced by a “credit card size” green form, which is as useful for accreditation as the large one but fits more comfortably in one’s wallet. Under recent changes to the healthcare regime, to avoid “health tourism” one must now have residency to receive a SIP (healthcard) in order to benefit from the Spanish National Health service without being charged. Even if a person had a previous Spanish health card they may find that this ceases to work and may need updating. When should YOU become a resident ?; When you have been in Spain for a minimum of three months and have intent to reside for a minimum of six months each year, this classifies you as a “habitual resident” when your income is received here and you pay your taxes here then you are classified as a “fiscal resident” usually these are one and the same – but there are exceptions. How do I obtain this card if I do not have one already?; You will need to demonstrate to the police what is known as the “wonderbra rule” ie; adequate coverage and a visible means of support. (Proof that you receive an income and will not be a burden to the state or the healthcare system.) The simplest way to demonstrate this is if you are on a contract working here in Spain you can show your work history (vida laboral) together with your sign on to the Spanish social security office as an employee or selfemployed person. If you are retired then you should show your S1 form from the UK department of Work and Pensions together with a certificate from the bank showing proof of monthly pension income. You will still have to attend the police station in person with originals and copies of various documents and of course there is an administrative tax to pay. Like anything bureaucratically related in this country, everybody´s case can be different depending on personal circumstances, so you should seek advice from an integration consultant if you are unsure of how residency affects you. We recommend ALBA Consultas Ltd who´s details you will find on this same page.

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Massive Attack and Kaiser Chiefs at Low Festival 2014 The Low Festival have confirmed new international names for this year’s festival which will be held 25th to 27th of July in the sports complex of Benidorm “Guillermo Amor”. This new batch of confirmations has a very British flavour, as six of the seven bands announced are from the UK heading these announcements are Massive Attack and Kaiser Chiefs. Massive Attack will return to Spain after a long time away the legendary band from Bristol will perform on the Budweiser stage with amazing show combining staging technology, music and political content, undoubtedly a unique experience. Also announced are the Kaiser Chiefs, the boys from Leeds will be performing tracks from their new album, 'Education, Education, Education and War', which is due to be released on the 31st of March, you can catch their first single from the album “Coming Home” on you tube, we still expect to hear some classics as well such as Ruby and Everyday I love you less

and less' alongside these another five bands have also been announced: Holy Ghost, Yuck, Palma Violets, We Have Band and Andie Wee and the Midnight Sound all but one of these bands are from the UK. Londoners Palma Violets have been a great surprise among critics and audiences since their debut single "Best of Friends". We Have Band, a trio from Manchester, visit with a new album entitled "Movements", the third in their career that will be released on April 28th. Andie Wee and The Midnight Sound, bring in an Irish touch composing, soul, groove and dance. The last of the UK bands announced Yuck are from London, and they bring you some very enjoyable and catchy riffs. Holy Ghost!, the New York synthpop duo land at Levante after a full tour of the United States and Canada, their new album 'Dynamics', which has won three awards from the New Pitchfork Music Awards and regarded as "an unavoidable dance pop album." The tickets can be purchased online at www.lowfestival.es

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entertainmentROck´n Roll Line Up ELVIS IS BACK Wednesday 5th march 8.30pm - Dalton 9.30pm - Pablo Bloom 19.30pm - Simon Patrick 11.45pm - Dean Ryan 01.00am - Guitar Boy

Thursday 6th march 8.30pm - Paul Jones 9.30pm - Darren Cannon 10.30pm - Elvis & Shaky Show 11.45pm - The Rebel’s 01.00am - Teddy Boy

The Rock and Roll House Benidorm’s Number 1 live entertainment venue. Simon Patrick known as the Rebel is the number one Elvis tribute act in Europe and he is a resident performer at the Rock and Roll House. After a winter break The Number 1 Elvis tribute show is back. Together with Dean Ryan as Shakin Stevens the Duo perform live on Thursday and Saturday night from 10.30pm. Dean Ryan has a massive following attracting many fans of Shakin Stevens and when these two acts join up in a special show they really rock the roof off the place. Visitors come for the whole evening’s line up and especially to see the famous “Cabeyto Brothers” who are a legend in Benidorm and return for the first time since having their winter break on 15th March at midnight.

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Saturday 8th march 8.30pm - Teddy Boy 9.30pm - Buddy Holly 10.30pm - Elvis & Shaky Show 01.00am - The Rebels Sunday 9th march 8.30pm - Paul Jones 9.30pm - Darren Cannon 10.30pm - The Rebel’s 11.45 - Pablo Bloom 01.00am - Ray Croft

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RAISING A BIG SMILE FOR DEBRA

The Smile Charity Group have been very busy again with their Fund-raising activities. Recently, thanks to a fantastic night's entertainment from Maria O'Hara, Vinny Mack and Benny, they managed to raise just over 1,000 euros for DEBRA (Butterfly Children). On 19th March they will, once again, be hosting a Rock 'n' Roll Night with ‘WOODY & THE PECKERS’, and raising funds for the ‘BENIJÓFAR CRISIS APPEAL’. The event will be held at, the very popular, El Alto La Dolores Restaurant in Guardamar. Tickets : from the Restaurant; The Post Room Benijófar and The Card Place, Benimar. Just 10 euros, which includes a

delicious meal, as well as top notch entertainment. Look out for Smile Charity Groups next 'theatrical' production. This original comedy will be based on a 'St Trinian's' reunion, and will be playing at The Emerald Isle, The Club in Quesada and El Alto La Dolores Restaurant in May.

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Trams Back Up & Running

After more than three months without rail connection, FGV restored service to the Train Tram Line 9 last Friday; this line runs between Benidorm and Alfaz del Pi. Although service resumed it wasn’t without its problems, a fault in the automatic locking system, which regulates the movement of trains through light signals failed forcing the operators to control the old-fashioned way. Calls were made by staff of each station to warn of the start and finish of each convoy, and thus avoiding the situation of two trains at once on the same route. It was also confirmed that they had located the cause of the fault and that the problem is completely resolved. The works have a budget of 3.3 million the first stage of works is now complete and more work will resume in April lasting for two more months. Apart from this fault, restoring trains between Benidorm and Alfaz have prevented travellers from having to cover the distance between the two towns by bus, as they have been doing since November. Therefore, many regular users of this transport showed their satisfaction yesterday and agreed that, although the buses were proved to be a great alternative travelling all the way to the Tram is "more comfortable. "Frequent users were still unaware over the weekend of the reopening of the service and for some at Benidorm station; change platforms generated some confusion among users.


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COFFEE SHOP REVOLUTION COMING TO SPAIN The Macchiato Coffee Shop recently opened in Benidorm it is the town’s only real Coffee Shop. Is this the start of the Coffee Shop revolution?

In the UK there is estimated to be over 16,500 Coffee shops and this number continues to grow, last year they showed a strong sales growth of 6.4 with a £6.2 billion total turnover. This would be the 15th year the coffee shop industry in the UK has shown considerable growth; the coffee shop sector continues to be one of the most successful in the UK economy. Costa Coffee are currently the market leaders in the UK they have 1,670 outlets followed by Starbucks Coffee Company with 790 and Caffè Nero at 560 these are the UK’s leading brands with a 54% branded chain market outlet share. If you think the market is flooded think again the Coffee Shop market is still growing strong and Costa Coffee alone added 118 UK outlets in

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2013. With an 18% sales growth, so what’s happening with the Coffee culture in Spain? According to “Costa Coffee” European Franchise Director Ralph Llanwarne, the chain’s priority in Spain will be gaining visibility in travel structures before investing in the street market in which they plan to open more than 70 Costa Coffee outlets in central and southern Spain. The 180 square meter flagship store, located at the Terminal 1 “El Prat” Barcelona Airport opened in June 2013 by Airfoods, a Grupo Enasui subsidiary, and then next came Costa Coffee at Alicante “El Altet” Airport in September 2013. The UK is now a nation of great coffee drinkers, 1 in 5 coffee shop visitors visit coffee shops every day. Coffee venues increasingly play an important social and community role as well as being a large contributor to UK employment and the economy something that would be welcomed here in Spain. European and British tourists coming here looking for Coffee Shops would surely offer the ideal market place in establishing the Coffee Shop trend. The Macchiato Coffee Shop offers real Italian “Manuel” Coffee products, which has 50 years of expertise roasting coffee beans. The Manuel Cafe is the specialist supplier of the best products to bars and coffee shops; they also offer a range of Tea products including 10 fruit infusions, there are 24 types of tea sachets covering 4 classes, with so much choice this really is a great place to visit or get you’re the best quality products for your business or home. Macchiato Coffee Shop sells all of the Manuel Caffe products as well as items for your home and gift sets. We recommend that you taste the quality of the Coffee and other specialist beverages on offer and if you are feeling hungry then have lunch or a snack from their menu, they offer

12" Homemade Pizza from 6€, Wonderful Burgers, Hotdogs & Cheese Dogs, Panini's, Sandwiches and a selection of beautiful salads. Coffee machines are also available for the office and home also Gift Packs which make the ideal gift solution. You can find the Macchiato caffe in Calle Zaragoza, half way between the outdoor market and the indoor market end. Other outlets offering the Manuel Cofffee Experiance include: -Bobbys Bar -Benidorm, Calle Ibiza -Terraza caffe - Near Daytona Benidorm -Bon Sol Pizzera Restaurant Benidorm, Playa Poniente -Aux delices on the beach front Altea -Transilvania Restaurant Albir -Restaurant Bohenima near Kactus Hotel Albir Visit www.manuelcaffe.it for product Information Andrei is the owner of the Macchiato Caffe and has franchise opportunities available to anyone who would like to open a Coffee Shop here in Spain.

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Internacional de Musica, Centro Cultural del Carmen, Teatro Municipal and Palacio de la Musica. Market day & night: along the promenade, mainly tourist and trinket stores no fresh produce, smaller with shorter opening hours in the winter, it is open all day and all night, all of the year. Funfair: during the summer evenings only, lively atmosphere. Marina Promenade: 1.3km long elevated pier good for a brisk walk, it is floodlit every evening.

Torrevieja is a busy, bustling town that has a lively atmosphere all year round, day and night. The two harbours offer a relaxing atmosphere where you can sit back and unwind or enjoy a boat trip to either Tabaraca island or a short Coastal Experience. The promenade and 1.3km marina promenade are both excellent places to stretch your legs or burn off the ice cream! There are two major beaches either side of the marinas which get very busy during the summer. The day and night market along the sea front means that there is always something to do and the funfair provides more entertainment during the summer evenings. Try the tourist train to find out about the history of Torrevieja or visit the Tourist Office for information about its museums. The Habaneras is a modern open air 3 story shopping mall which includes all the usual shops such as Zara, H&M, C&A, Gerry Weber, Pull and Bear and Mango. There are cafes on the top floor giving stunning views towards the mountains and the setting sun. It is normally open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 10pm. The Ozone Complex is situated behind the Habaneras and offers great

fun for the whole family. There is a Ten Pin Bowling Alley with arcade games and pool tables and a Crazy Golf course. There are many ‘fast food’ type restaurants in and around both the Habaneras and Ozone. There are two water parks in Torrevieja. The Aquopolis is ideal for teenagers, whilst the Flamingo Park is great for young children under the age of ten. Both are open during the summer months only and make for a fun packed day out.

Places of interest in Torrevieja Town Centre: large selection of shops and restaurants. Tourist Office: more information about the Submarine S61 Delfin, Albatros III, the Sea and Salt Museum, the Salt Industry Information Centre, Nativity Museum, Museum of Printing and Curiosities, Ricardo Lafuente Habanera Museum, Natural History Museum and Tourist Train. Cultural Venues: Auditorio Conservatorio

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TV PICKS OF THE WEEK

Tuesday 4th March Death in Paradise Season 3 Episode 8 of 8

One Month in Summer New series. Political thriller charting the behind-the-scenes events in the corridors of power in the days leading up to the outbreak of the First World War. The British Foreign Office, led by Sir Edward Grey, receives news of an assassination in the Balkans, while in Berlin Kaiser Wilhelm thinks he can exploit the situation to his own advantage. Starring Ian McDiarmid and Rainer Sellien. Episode 2 Friday, Episode 3 Saturday – Same Channel Same Time BBC2 London 10:00 pm

Sunday 9th March Live Six Nations Rugby Union England v Wales

Friday 7th March Gogglebox Season 3 Episode 1 of 12 Di Goodman is called in to investigate the death of former surgeon Emma Redding at a retirement home. With an empty packet of sleeping pills beside her body and her room locked from the inside, it looks like an open-and-shut case of suicide. However, the team discovers everything is not as it seems.. Guest starring Rupert Vansittart, Joanna David, Phil Davis and Michele Dotrice. Last in the series BBC1 London 10:00 pm

Wednesday 5th March Live International Football England v Denmark

England v Denmark (Kick-off 8.00pm). Adrian Chiles presents coverage of the match from Wembley Stadium, the first of England's four international friendlies leading into the World Cup. Following this encounter Roy Hodgson's men will host Peru at the home of English football after the conclusion to the domestic football calendar, before facing Ecuador and Honduras in Miami. With commentary by Clive Tyldesley and Andy Townsend, and analysis from Glenn Hoddle and Lee Dixon ITV London 8:30 pm

Thursday 6th March 37 Days Season 1 Episode 1 of 3

New series. Return of the weekly TV review programme, featuring the same highly opinionated British households, from posh tipplers Steph and Dom, to hairdressers Christopher and Stephen, as well as a few new additions. The first edition captures their reactions and discussions as they watch The Voice, The Taste, Saturday Night Takeaway and coverage of the Academy Awards. Narrated by Caroline Aherne. Channel 4 10:00 pm

England v Wales (Kick-off 3.00pm). John Inverdale introduces coverage of the concluding match in the fourth round of the championship, as the teams meet at Twickenham. These two sides, along with France and Ireland, all entered this round of fixtures on four points in what has been an open and unpredictable competition so far. Wales destroyed England's hopes of winning the Grand Slam last year with an emphatic win at the Millennium Stadium, which also saw Warren Gatland's men finish top of the table on points difference. England have lost the last three meetings between the nations, but will have high hopes of ending that run, having defeated Ireland 1310 in their only home match of the campaign so far. With commentary by Eddie Butler and Brian Moore, and analysis by Sir Clive Woodward, Jonathan Davies and Jeremy Guscott. BBC1 London 3:30 pm

Monday 10th March I Never Knew That About Britain Never Knew That About Britain, Episode 2

Saturday 8th March Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway Season 11 Episode 3 of 7

The Geordie duo go undercover to give antiques expert David Dickinson the surprise of his life, voyage into the unknown in another round of Ant v Dec and give one lucky member of the studio audience the chance to win the contents of a commercial break. Dance troupe the Mazeppa Cossacks take part in the End of the Show Show with the hosts, and the Supercomputer dishes out prizes in Norwich ITV London 8:00 pm

Series exploring Britain's rich and surprising history and revealing some of the nation's most unusual and fascinating stories. In this episode, Paul Martin investigates a 12th-century loo as he discovers how the British came to invent the toilet, Suzannah Lipscomb reveals the humble beginnings of the toothbrush from a prison cell and Steve Mould heads down a 4,000-year-old mine in Wales to dig out a substance that changed the world. SUB ITV 9:00pm

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4th -10th March SPANISH Times Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 4th March

Tuesday 4th March

7:00 Breakfast 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Countryside 999 12:45 Caught Red Handed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin: Home Comforts 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The ONE Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holby City 22:00 Death in Paradise 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 Traffic Cops 00:35 Mayhem & Mishaps: Britain Caught on Camera

7:05 Homes under the Hammer 8:05 Countryside 999 8:50 Caught Red Handed 9:20 Helicopter Heroes 11:05 Great British Railway Journeys 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening 14:10 War Walks 14:40 The First Eden 15:40 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners 21:00 The Great British Sewing Bee 22:00 An Hour to Save Your Life 23:00 The Sarah Millican Television Programme 23:30 Newsnight 00:20 Mind the Gap: London v the Rest

7:00 Daybreak 9:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 12:25 ITV News 12:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News & Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 21:00 Midsomer Murders 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 The Jonathan Ross Show 00:40The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

7:20 Countdown 8:05 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 8:10 Will and Grace 9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Frasier 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 Coach Trip 18:30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 21:00 Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds 22:00 The Taste 23:00 Strippers 00:00 Three Wives, One Husband

7:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Trauma Doctors 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Deadly Isolation 17:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News Talk Live 20:00 The Dog Rescuers 20:30 Police 5 21:00 Benidorm ER 22:00 The Mentalist 23:00 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 00:00 Body Of Proof

7:00 Emmerdale 7:25 Coronation Street 8:25 You’ve Been Framed 8:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 The Real Housewives of NJ 12:30 The Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 18:05 The Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 The Vampire Diaries 23:00 Pitch Black

Wednesday 5th March

Wednesday 5th March

Wednesday 5th March

Wednesday 5th March

Wednesday 5th March

Wednesday 5th March

7:00 Breakfast 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Countryside 999 12:45 Caught Red Handed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin: Home Comforts 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The ONE Show 21:00 Waterloo Road 22:00 Outnumbered 22:30 Mrs Brown’s Boys 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 A Question of Sport 00:05 Film 2014 00:35 Blandings

7:00 Homes under the Hammer 8:00 Countryside 999 8:45 Caught Red Handed 9:15 Helicopter Heroes 10:00 Inside the Animal Mind 11:00 An Island Parish 11:30 See Hear 12:00 BBC News 12:30 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening 14:10 War Walks 14:40 The First Eden 15:40 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners 21:00 The Restaurant Man 22:00 Line of Duty 23:00 Inside No 9 23:30 Newsnight 00:20 An Hour to Save Your Life

7:00 Daybreak 9:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 12:25 ITV News 12:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News & Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show[SUB] 17:00 Tipping Point[SUB] 18:00 The Chase[SUB] 19:00 ITV News 20:00 Coronation Street 20:30 International Football: England v Denmark 23:10 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:45 International Football Highlights 00:45 Corfu: A Tale of Two Islands

7:00 6:55 Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard 7:20 Countdown[SUB REP] 8:05 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 8:10 Will and Grace 9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Frasier 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 Coach Trip 18:30 Superstar Dogs. 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 21:00 The Restoration Man 22:00 24 Hours in A&E 23:00 First Dates 00:00 Strippers

7:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 14:15 The Gadget Show 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS: Los Angeles 16:15 Final Verdict 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 The Lost Orphan: A Home for Mirela 21:00 Left for Dead by the Yorkshire Ripper 22:00 NCIS 23:00 Suspects 00:00 Law and Order SVU: Dangerous Minds

7:00 Emmerdale 8:00 You’ve Been Framed! 8:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 The Real Housewives of NJ 12:30 The Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of NJ 18:05 The Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Party Wright Around the World 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 The Big Reunion 2014 00:50 Two and a Half Men

Thursday 6th March

Thursday 6th March

Thursday 6th March

Thursday 6th March

Thursday 6th March

Thursday 6th March

7:00 Breakfast 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Countryside 999 12:45 Caught Red Handed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin: Home Comforts 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The ONE Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holiday Hit Squad 22:00 DIY SOS: The Big Build 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 Question Time 11:35 This Week

7:05 Homes under the Hammer 8:05 Countryside 999 8:50 Caught Red Handed 9:20 Helicopter Heroes 10:05 Bible Hunters 11:05 An Island Parish 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening 14:10 War Walks 14:40 The First Eden 15:40 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Permission Impossible: Britain’s Planners 21:00 The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure 2:00 37 Days 23:00 Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience: Bin Man 23:30 Newsnight 00:20 The Restaurant Man

7:00 Daybreak 9:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 12:25 ITV News 12:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News & Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 The Rise of the Working Poor: Tonight 21:00 Emmerdale 21:30 Birds of a Feather 22:00 Coronation Street: A Moving Story 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 Edge of Heaven 00:35 The Cube

7:20 Countdown 8:05 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 8:10 Will and Grace 9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Frasier 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Four in a Bed 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Come Dine with Me 18:00 Coach Trip 18:30 Superstar Dogs: Countdown to Crufts 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:55 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 21:00 The Hoarder Next Door 22:00 The Floods That Foiled New Year: Caught on Camera 23:00 The Repo Man 00:05 The CCTV Traffic Wardens: Caught on Camera

7:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Henry and Anne: the Lovers who Changed History 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 The Obsession 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 News Talk Live 20:00 The Truth About Travellers 21:00 It Takes a Thief to Catch a Thief 22:00 The Hotel Inspector 23:00 70 Stone and Almost Dead 00:00 The Boy They Call Fish: Extraordinary People

7:00 Coronation Street 7:25 Holiday Showdown 8:25 You’ve Been Framed! 8:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 12:30 The Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Coronation Street 14:00 The Cube 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of NJ 18:05 The Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 The Big Reunion 2014 23:00 New Fake Reaction 23:50 Mom 00:50 Two and a Half Men

18:00 The Chase

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Coronation Street

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21:00 Benidorm ER

Coronation Street

22:00 NCIS

18:30 Neighbours

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Friday 7th March

Friday 7th March

Friday 7th March

Friday 7th March

Friday 7th March

Friday 7th March

7:00 Breakfast[SUB] 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Countryside 999 12:45 Caught Red Handed 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin: Home Comforts 17:30 Antiques Road Trip 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The ONE Show 20:30 A Question of Sport 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 Room 101 22:00 Jonathan Creek 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 The Proposal

7:05 Homes under the Hammer 8:05 Countryside 999 8:50 Helicopter Heroes 9:35 The Travel Show 10:00 Athletics: World Indoor Championships 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Gardening 14:10 War Walks 14:40 The First Eden 15:40 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Athletics: World Indoor Championships 21:30 Gardeners’ World 22:00 37 Days 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 00:05 The Best of Men 22:00 The Pity of War 23:30 Newsnight 00:05 One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest

7:00 Daybreak 9:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 12:25 ITV News 12:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News & Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:30 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 Student Nurses: Bedpans and Bandages 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 Edge of Heaven 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 The Americans 00:35 The Chase

7:20 Countdown 8:05 Paralympic Winter Games: The Countdown 8:10 Will and Grace 9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:30 Frasier 12:00 The Big Bang Theory 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:35 Four in a Bed 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremony 6:30 Hollyoaks 19:00 Channel 4 News 20:30 Crufts 2014 22:00 Gogglebox 23:00 The Last Leg 23:45 8 Out of 10 Cats 00:35 Brooklyn Nine-Nine

7:00 Childrens TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 The Lost Orphan: A Home for Mirela 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 High Noon 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 6:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Ice Road Truckers 22:00 Soho Blues 23:00 NCIS: LA 00:00 CSI: NY 00:55 Access

7:00 Emmerdale 7:55 You’ve Been Framed! 8:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 The Real Housewives of NJ 12:30 The Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:30 You’ve Been Framed! 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of NJ 18:05 The Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Coyote Ugly 00:05 Take Me Out

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 8th March

Saturday 8th March

7:00 Breakfast 12:30 Mary Berry Cooks 13:00 Football Focus 13:45 Saturday Sportsday 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Bargain Hunt 15:00 Six Nations Rugby: Ireland v Italy 17:25 BBC News 17:40 Six Nations Rugby: Scotland v France 20:00 The Voice UK 22:10 The National Lottery Live 22:20 Casualty 23:10 BBC News 23:30 Match of the Day 00:45 The Football League Show

7:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 10:00 Athletics: World Indoor Championships 12:45 Escape to the Country 13:15 Talking Pictures 14:00 The Trouble with Harry 15:35 The Man Who Knew Too Much 16:30 Final Score 18:10 Athletics: World Indoor Championships 21:15 Dad’s Army 21:45 The Perfect Morecambe & Wise 22:15 37 Days 23:15 Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle 23:45 QI XL 00:30 Milk

7:00 Children’s Tv! 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Dinner Date 11:25 Murder, She Wrote 12:25 ITV News & Weather 12:30 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 13:00 FA Cup Live: Arsenal v Everton 16:00 The Illusionists 17:05 The Chase 18:05 Off Their Rockers 18:35 ITV News London 18:45 ITV News & Weather 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! Strikes Back 20:00 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 21:20 The Cube 22:20 The Jonathan Ross Show 23:20 ITV News & Weather 23:35 FA Cup Highlights 00:25 All You Can Eat

6:45 Paralympic Winter Games 10:00 Paralympic Winter Games 12:30 The Morning Line 13:30 Deal or No Deal 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 17:10 Come Dine with Me 19:10 Channel 4 News 19:30 Paralympic Winter Games 20:00 Crufts 2014 22:00 Hostages 23:00 X-Men: The Last Stand

7:00 Children’s TV 11:05 Zathura: A Space Adventure 13:00 The Fifth Element 15:25 Wimbledon (Film) 17:10 Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle 18:45 Columbo: Double Shock 20:00 NCIS 21:00 NCIS 22:00 UFC Fight Night London: Live

7:00 Emmerdale Omnibus 12:05 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 13:05 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills 14:00 The Only Way Is Essex 14:45 The Only Way Is Essex 15:30 Pixie Lott: The Hot Desk 15:45 Curly Sue 17:50 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 20:00 The Incredible Hulk 22:15 The Sweetest Thing 00:10 Pitch Black

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 9th March

Sunday 9th March

7:00 Breakfast 8:40 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 Wanted Down Under 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Bargain Hunt 14:45 Escape to the Country 15:30 Six Nations Rugby: England v Wales 18:00 Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole 18:30 Songs of Praise 19:05 BBC News 19:30 Blandings 20:00 Countryfile 21:00 Call the Midwife 22:00 The Musketeers 23:00 BBC News 23:25 Bruce Almighty

7:15 Son of Kong 8:15 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens 9:15 Countryfile 10:15 Gardeners’ World 10:45 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites - Sunday Edition 12:15 James Martin: Home Comforts 13:00 Michel Roux’s Service 14:00 Michel Roux’s Service 15:00 Athletics: World Indoor Championships 19:00 Flog It! Trade Secrets 19:30 Mystery of the Moor 20:00 Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom 21:00 Top Gear: Burma Special 22:00 Fast and Fearless: Britain’s Banger Racers 23:00 Mock the Week Looks Back At... Travel 23:35 Line of Duty 00:35 The Killing Fields

7:00 Children’s TV 10:25 Murder, She Wrote 11:25 Dickinson’s Real Deal 12:25 ITV News & Weather 12:30 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 13:30 River Monsters 14:30 FA Cup Live: Hull City v Sunderland 17:20 Live and Let Die 19:35 ITV News 20:00 Dancing on Ice 22:00 Mr Selfridge 23:00 ITV News & Weather 23:15 Birds of a Feather 23:45 FA Cup Highlights 00:45 LV= Cup Rugby Highlights

7:00 Paralympic Winter Games 12:00 Paralympic Winter Games 15:30 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:30 How I Met Your Mother 17:00 The Simpsons 17:30 The Simpsons 18:00 Deal or No Deal 19:00 Channel 4 News 19:30 Paralympic Winter Games: Highlights 20:00 Crufts 2014: Best in Show 21:00 One Day 00:05 Working Girl

6:00 Childrens TV 10:00 Power Rangers: Super Samurai 10:35 Power Rangers: Megaforce 11:00 Access 11:05 Police Interceptors 12:05 Ice Road Truckers 13:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! 14:00 The Hotel Inspector 15:00 Forever young 17:10 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 19:10 Hancock 21:00 Blade: Trinity

7:00 Beauty and the Geek 7:45 Pixie Lott: The Hot Desk 7:55 Emmerdale Omnibus 10:50 Coronation Street Omnibus 13:10 Dinner Date Australia 14:10 You’ve Been Framed! Full Throttle 15:10 Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang 17:25 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 18:40 Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed 20:30 Batman and Robin 23:00 The Only Way Is Essex 23:50 Party Wright Around the World 00:50 The Big Reunion 2014

Monday 10th March

Monday 10th March

Monday 10th March

Monday 10th March

Monday 10th March

Monday 10th March

7:00 Breakfast 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Countryside 999 12:45 Watchdog Test House 13:15 Bargain Hunt 14:00 BBC News at One 14:45 Doctors 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin’s Food Map of Britain 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:30 Bang Goes the Theory 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 A Week in A&E: Condition Critical? - Panorama 22:00 Silk 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 The Michael McIntyre Chat Show 00:20 Late kick off 00:50 Live at the Apollo

7:05 Homes under the Hammer 8:05 Countryside 999 8:50 Caught Red Handed 9:20 Helicopter Heroes 10:05 The Restaurant Man 11:05 Great British Railway Journeys 11:35 Click 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 Coast 14:10 War Walks 14:40 British Isles 15:40 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 29:00 Top Gear: Burma Special 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 Mary Berry Cooks 22:00 Mind the Gap: London v the Rest 23:00 ARTiculation - For the Love of Art 23:30 Newsnight 00:20 Fast and Fearless: Britain’s Banger Racers

7:00 Daybreak 9:30 Lorraine 10:25 The Jeremy Kyle Show 11:30 This Morning 12:25 ITV News 12:30 This Morning 13:30 Loose Women 14:30 ITV News & Weather 15:00 Dickinson’s Real Deal 16:00 The Alan Titchmarsh Show 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:30 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 I Never Knew That About Britain 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 DCI Banks 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 The Agenda 00:05 The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald

6:45 Paralympic Winter Games 12:00 Paralympic Winter Games 13:30 Channel 4 News Summary 13:35 Paralympic Winter Games 15:40 Countdown 16:30 Deal or No Deal 17:30 Four in a Bed 18:00 Come Dine with Me 19:00 The Simpsons 19:30 Hollyoaks 20:00 Channel 4 News 20:30 Paralympic Winter Games: Highlights 21:00 Food Unwrapped 22:00 One Born Every Minute 23:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 23:50 Gogglebox 00:50 Troy

7:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 Benidorm ER 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 A Time to Remember 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 The Gadget Show 21:00 Police Interceptors 22:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take it Away! 23:00 Riots and Robbers: Caught on Camera 00:00 Lock Up

7:00 Emmerdale 7:25 Coronation Street 8:25 You’ve Been Framed! 8:45 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 9:30 Dinner Date 10:30 The Real Housewives of Atlanta 11:30 The Real Housewives of NJ 12:30 The Millionaire Matchmaker 13:30 Emmerdale 14:00 Coronation Street 15:00 The Jeremy Kyle Show 17:10 The Real Housewives of New Jersey 18:05 The Millionaire Matchmaker 19:00 Dinner Date 20:00 You’ve Been Framed! 21:00 Two and a Half Men 22:00 Mom 23:00 40 Days and 40 Nights

00:55 Access

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UFC fight nigh

19:30 paralympic games 23:00 Beowulf

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Denise and David Stirrup have been in the "rag trade” for 30+ years. In in UK they owned a clothes manufacturing company called “Howie`s Fashions” and managed 50 people sewing, cutting and pressing fabrics into clothes for brands like Fred Perry, Simon Jersey, Empire Stores and other catalogue companies When moving the family to Spain in 1998 they tried to continue the business of tailor made garments by themselves in the popular calle Gerona and later moved to Benidorm Indoor Market to try and help increase production. With little interest from residents and tourists they soon realised that they needed to change their profession to drapery as more people were asking for curtains to be altered and also people were bringing material from the outdoor market to have it made to measure. Realising that there would be more demand for

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Spanish materials as people would want to take home something different, they travelled inland Spain and found wonderful Spanish Laces and great PollyCotton Heavyweight fabrics. Now they also purchase materials from Germany and Voiles with high quality embroidery from Turkey to offer a wide variety and keep ahead of competition in bespoke window treatments! Just Denise Curtains shop is now managed by Howard the son and has expanded by opening a new showroom on the main aisle of the Indoor Market to help catch more passing trade and also exhibit more fabrics than ever before. The prices are very reasonable considering the quality and options available…pairs of full length starting from as little as 60€/£50, made within a few days for collection or delivered to your home address by FedEx.

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AVOID THE KILLER CATERPILLARS

These caterpillars represent a public health hazard because they have thousands of hairs which contain an irritating protein called thaumetopoein. These hairs can be blown by the wind into contact with people and animals, resulting in painful skin irritations and rashes and, in some cases, allergic reactions in some people and animals. They are native to, and until recently were only found in the Mediterranean region, North Africa, and some areas of the Middle East and southern Europe. In Spain especially, they are a huge problem. They feed

off the needles of pine trees and it is very easy to spot their nests. Looking at a pine tree, if you see a white ball, which resembles cotton wool or candy floss, that is them. More commonly referred to as the pine processionary caterpillar as its name implies, they are a kind of caterpillar that lives on the tree tops of Pine Trees. The word processionary comes from the fact that they line-up forming long caterpillar lines that can reach several meters long, although generally they only measure around a centimetre in length. If you come across them, do not touch them! Warn your children that they are not like the friendly English caterpillars. The very fine hairs on these

creatures are poisonous and most dangerous. They are most noticeable from January to mid-April and are at their most dangerous in mid/late February. The caterpillars are often seen in the evenings, walking in procession from tree to tree. If they drop onto you or your pet, don’t brush them off with your hands because the effect is most unpleasant, causing great irritation, rash and pain. Dogs, cats and people can suffer from shock. The hairs of the caterpillars are still very harmful even when the creatures are dead. Do not hit them with sticks because hairs flying in the air are just as dangerous. Burn them, but be careful of floating hairs. If the caterpillars are in the tree cocoon state, first spray the nest with hair spray (to seal down the hairs), cover the cocoon and the affected part of the branch with a plastic bag, cut down the branch, place it on clear ground and burn it. Most councils in Spain take this problem very seriously and they will be trimming the pine trees and treating them so that they are not infested. So when you are out with your dogs, keep a look out for the nests in the trees or a line of caterpillars following each other. If you spot them, get your dog away from them instantly or it could prove to be an extremely painful lesson for our four legged friends as well as for us.

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Carpe Diem Alameda del Alcalde Don Pedro Zaragoza, 24, Old Town

“Cheap, cheerful and perfect for benidorm weekender”

Reviewed 9 February 2014 Ate from the Menu of the Day and it was fantastic, good fresh wholesome food very tasty and served with friendly and efficient service. The restauant and bar was very clean and it has a very nice ambience I was a solo diner and was made to feel very welcome and given a good table in the main body of the busy restaurant, which on a Saturday evening was quite refreshing . All in all i would definitely recommmend Carpe Diem for a very friendly relaxed dining experience.

“Great tapas and service”

Reviewed 13 January 2014 Visited old town Benidorm for a week in January and spent several evenings in Carpe Diem. Service was excellent, beer served in iced glasses, cava not expensive. Always had a few tapas as lots of locals were doing . Lots of choice and constantly kept fresh and renewed. Enjoyed the Pa ‘n’ tomate [toast with tomato pulp and garlic] and the potatas bravas.

“Best mojitos in benidorm.”

Reviewed 6 January 2014 On a very busy street with outdoor tables.very spanish style food but in a beautiful old building.even though it was january we still sat out.mojitos are wonderful.

“Favourite bar”

Reviewed 3 November 2013 love this place. the staff are friendly and you can always guarantee a lovely pint of beer. I miss seeing the man with the dodgey music box! he was really bad but it always made me laugh seeing him.

“Tapas in the park”

Reviewed 21 September 2013 We were walking around town on a Sunday afternoon and stopped here for lunch. Very nice tapas and lots of locals. We had the croquetas and they were delicious. Good place to relax after too much walking.

Two Palms Restaurant C/ La Palma 30, Benidorm

“70th Birthday”

Reviewed 28 February 2014 Nine friends, and myself, Tricia and my husband Neil celebrated my 70th birthday on the 13th February, 2014. Banners, balloons etc. food out of this world, service excellent as usual. Friends provided the cake. Wonderful time had by all and the best restaurant in Benidorm, cheers and thanks john!

“That extra something”

Reviewed 27 February 2014 Just returned home after a 10 week stay. I ate at Two Palms on numerous occasions and every one was fab. There are other restaurants in the street who provide excellent quality but this place has something more. The décor , the ambiance, the quality of the food, the price and John and his team were 5 star.

“Eat here 5 nights out of 7!”

Reviewed 27 February 2014 We just love Two Palms. The food is brilliant and service is excellent. I highly recommend it. IT was full every night we were in.

“Outstanding food value and service”

Reviewed 26 February 2014 We have been to this restaurant 3 times now and each time was better than the last, the food is absolutely fabulous as was the service and value for money

“What Great Food & Value For money”

A small but very intimate restaurant, situated in the Old Town, Benidorm. Very well run by English owners and staff. The four course meal we had for 9.95 euro was simply one of the best meals I have had for a long time. Home made tomato soup, followed by mussels ( out of the shell ) in a lovely creamy wine sauce. Pork loin in an apple and cider sauce - The pork was just so tender, it sliced like butter. And then to top it all off, a ‘ to die for’ chocolate and mint cheesecake....My wife started with melon served with ground ginger, then also the mussels. Please note, reservations are a must !....Enjoy your meal :-)

Le Boulevard C/ Ruperto Chapi 12. El Albir

“WOW! Enjoyed and Excellent”

Reviewed 3 January 2014 Just loved this place and Severin’s food concept. This was our (wife and I) first visit on Xmas Day, so we took a risk, but we trusted the other great reviews on Trip Advisor. From meeting to seating to eating - they put not a foot wrong. The place was full, the staff attentive and of course the food was simply excellent. The chef told us we would not be disappointed and indeed we were not. We loved all 5 dishes we had + starter dips. The house wine was very good (we had a bottle each). There is no ‘menu’ as such - the concept is the very skilled and passionate chef cooks seasonal and changes daily - (perhaps not to everyone’s fancy) but as we love most things we enjoyed the surprise, presentation and taste of all our dishes. The Chef Sevrin is very attentive and explains his dishes as they are served. We had: Duck Confit with Figs | Cocktail of roasted pumpkin.parsnips and goats cheese | Lobster cappuccino + pan fried scallops | Veal medallions + morils | 4 mini desserts (creme brulee, tiramisu ice, vanilla cream, strawberry macaroon INCREDIBLY presented and so tasty... theLobster Cappuccino was delicious! Highly recommended!

“Michelin Star Standard!”

Reviewed 22 December 2013 A real personalized dining experience! FOOD, SERVICE, AMBIENCE - this restaurant has it all in abundance... My husband and I found this restaurant through Trip Advisor - so thank you Trip Advisor! The owner of this delightful restaurant met us at the door and from the very first moment made us feel most welcome and indulged us in explaining every morsel of the Chefs Menu of the day. With aperitifs, tasters & sorbet in addition to the traditional three courses with half a bottle of wine per person this was excellent value for money at 29,50 per head. If you are searching for some fine dining in a relaxed atmosphere then this place makes Albir a must visit.

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Shopping & Style THE NEW LUNCHTIME LIFTS

Feeling not so fabulous under the office fluorescents? These fast face fixers promise to give you a youthful new look in an hour. Consider it a lunch date. LING ENERGY LIFT FACIAL Just sitting in New York's zen Ling New York spa and drinking green tea for an hour could probably take a few stress lines off your face, but owner Ling Chan claims a lot more with her new Energy Lift therapy. Combining far-infrared light, heat, and acupressure, the treatment begins with 20 minutes of heat therapy on your back, neck, and shoulders. Chan's "heat machine" is embedded with tourmaline crystals that emit far-infrared rays. As you lie facedown on the treatment table, Chan runs the hand piece over your back. It feels like a hot stone massage, sans sticky oil. Chinese medicine practitioners believe that far-infrared energy is the

same frequency as our chi; consequently, the treatment promises to increase energy, oxygenate the blood, and detoxify. In any case, studies have shown that the rays reduce aches and pains as well as boost long-term collagen and elastin production. Next is the facial, which includes a glycolic peel, a massage, and multiple masks. After applying her Apple Stem Cellular Energy serum and DNA DoNotAge Cellular Youth Extension cream, Chan performs her signature acupressure technique with the far-infrared device, leading to a (temporary) lift, a healthy flush, and plumped-up wrinkles. "Most of my clients look at least five years younger," says Chan. VOLUMA FILLER INJECTIONS Though it's not a procedure to be taken lightly, facial filling by a skilled cosmetic dermatologist or plastic surgeon can make a dramatic change in minutes, reversing the sagging, hollow look that slowly descends after 40 (sigh). Voluma, the newest filler, is made of hyaluronic acid, a natural sugar that attracts and holds water. It's a favorite because it can fill and lift. If done correctly, "people can expect to see lifting of the face and replenishment of youthful contours such as cheekbones, jawlines, chins, and temples," explains Fredric Brandt, a New York and Miami dermatologist. Think of it as a thicker Juvéderm or Restylane, meaning that it gives that much more "fill" and a "high lifting capacity," notes Brandt, who says results "can last up to two years." Although serious side effects are rare, bruising and swelling are possible. Your doctor will evaluate your face and determine the best places to inject. "On certain areas you can place the filler under the muscle, which will add volume but also give a more contoured and structural effect." (Hello, cheekbones!) But research

your doctor well, cautions Brandt. "The filler is only part of the equation. The technique in which it's used is an equally or more important part of the treatment." LEAF MD IV VITA-INFUSION FACIAL Fancy a cocktail at lunch? This custom blend promises to leave you refreshed and energized—and we're not talking about a short-lived G&T buzz. No need to bother with a glass; at Leaf MD Skin Care Clinic in Beverly Hills, cocktails are mainlined. Yes, delivered through an IV. And rather than alcohol, the cocktail is a high-potency-vitamin mixture: vitamins B12, B5, B6, B9, and C, as well as calcium, magnesium, and the über antioxidant glutathione. As you absorb your cocktail, you enjoy a luxurious facial. Appointments start with a consultation about how you're feeling. Tired? Jet-lagged? Flu-ish? A registered nurse mixes your blend and sets you up with an IV while you're comfortably lying down in aesthetician Maya Zeineddine's treatment room. Zeineddine performs a personalized facial as the IV sends the vitamins directly into your bloodstream, says Caroline Alexander, practice director for Leaf MD. "Some people feel energized immediately, or sometimes it happens a couple of hours later. You just feel really good." Adds Zeineddine: "After one treatment your skin looks great. After two or three, you will definitely see a difference in your hair and nails too."

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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

something else European food Mexican Specials Good for groups or parties Good for children Takeaway Table service Outdoor seating Avenida de l´Albir II 16:00 - 23:00 CALL NOW TO RESERVE

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

BICICLES

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

COMPUTERS

Silica Computer Shop Marina Baixa,24. 966 814 69

FLOWERS

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

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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, info@albirbeauty.com

home & garden

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.

RESTAURANTS

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

PROPERTY

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

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

ALBIR RESTAURANTS

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

HEALTH & BEAUTY

L´Chic OPEN: 10am-8pm Mon-Fri. Saturday 10am - 4pm C/Isaac Albeniz 1 - ALBIR chicalbir@gmail.com 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.

LAWYERS

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

MOTOR

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

SERVICES

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.

Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa. 10% off with Vista

Rachels Bar Avd Doctor Severo Ochoa 6. Tiki City 635 688 885. - Free Shot & Calle Gerona. Free shot. VISTA offers of the day 25 Bodhran Irish bar Calle Doctor Orts Llorca. Red Dog Western Bar 965 860 093. Free baby Calle Lepanto. 679 179 424. Guinness. Free Shot. Jokers Newlife Calle Filipinas / Calle Alteanos 5, Calle Jaen Lepanto. 965 862 849. Save 8, Benidorm New Town, 10% on your drinks Benidorm, 03503 Chaplins Sinatras Calle Mallorca 7. Entertainment 965869430. Stag or Hen get Calle Ibiza 12. 679 179 a free drink of their choice 424. Venue 10% Discount. and a free shot for the Descuento de 10%. group. 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 bar...free 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

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966 801 753 Free glass of cava after 7pm. The Magic Roundabout Calle Ibiza. 696 493 685. Free glass of wine with meal.

RAYS II Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas Just 3.75€

Benidorm Crazy Golf Avenida Mediterraneo 54, Save 5€ with a Group of 6+

RESTAURANTS

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.

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966 808 688 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

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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

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Property to let Benidorm 2 Bedroom terraced house – small terrace to rearRinconnada Complex, furnished or unfurnished – 480 euro per month 11 months plus elec and water. will rent for shorter periods call for details. (0034) 649 729 998 Looking for holiday apartments in Albir or Benidorm www.rentapartmentsalbir.com or call (0034) 649729998 Property owners, we will fully manage your holiday rentals plus change overs – well established company in Benidorm/Albir contact us via joanna@rentapartmentsalbir.com

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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

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.

grupoaurerra.com vista offer: with any food order get 1 litre Rebujito 1/2 price!

13 Isla Cristina Edificio Cire, Local 8, Calle Girona, 3

La Taperia 10% off. 10 Santo Doming Street, Alicante, Benidorm 618131873

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

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,

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MAYRA

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C/ Cardenera, 4. La Nucía. CALL TO RESERVE

965 873 935 10% discount a la carte menu

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

HEALTH & BEAUTY

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MOTOR C/Pal, 9. Benidorm CALL NOW

688 654 349 10% off. 618131873 Sidreria Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off. 618131873 Pintxos Aurrera Santo Dominigo St, Old Town Benidorm, 10% off Golden Doner Kebap C/ Emilio Ortuno 6. Benidorm 607 32 91 41 10% Vista Discount .

SERVICES

Watch Repairs Calle Dr Perez Llorea, Edif .Enbenada Local 14. 965855924 SpecSavers C/ Gambo 2, Old Town Benidorm 965 859 577 specsavers.es 30% discount

BARS & PUBS

Pig n Whistle Calle Pal 5 Old Town (opposite the Rich Bitch Show Bar)

Euro Cars Avda. Acacias 2, 966 873 860. Free tank of fuel with every car sale. Cheap Tyres CV70 Calle Urruguay 27.

pets

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

RESTAURANTS

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

SUPERMARKETS

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

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"Norwegian nucieros" visit the headquarters of the Local Police A group of Norwegian residents of La Nucia visited last Thursday 20 February, the Central Local Police in La Nucia. This neighborhood group of 30 people was interested to know first hand this public building and see a practical demonstration of the camera system control and traffic surveillance La Nucia. During the visit they were accompanied by Bart Gommans, Councillor for Foreign Residents of La Nucia and the head of the local police in La Nucia. During the visit special emphasis was placed on the

telecommunications room and the modern control and traffic surveillance. Norwegian neighbors made different questions about this system and the local police in general were answered by Councillor Bart Gommans and the head of the local police in La Nucia. The experience was so positive that from the Department of Foreign Residents already working on coordinating another visit to other municipal departments with this group of "Norwegian nucieros" living in different developments of La Nucia.

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A 60´s/70´s theme night was held at Lil´s Lounge Bar in Albir on Saturday 22nd February in aid of MABS Cancer Support Group, Benidorm Branch. Customers turned out in fancy dress costumes, from 60´s rock chicks, lads in hippy outfits and ladies in flower power dresses. The entertainment for the evening was karaoke with everyone having fun and singing along. During the evening a raffle was held with prizes being donated by local businesses followed by a buffet. Leigh, representative from MABS, thanked Debbie, owner, Clare, manager and staff for all their hard work and continued support to MABS and to their customers who made the evening such a great success. A staggering 865 euros were raised.

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The sun was shining so the sudden drop in temperature was no deterrent to the hardy U3A Marina Baixa picnic group in February. Donning boots, coats & scarves they met at Villa Gadea picnic area for their monthly get together. Taking the N332 through Altea to the Villa Gadea Hotel the picnic area is at the side of what must be the most beautiful location for the Altea local police. This is the most northern location used for the picnics with beautiful views of the Mediterranean and the Sierra Bernia. Tables erected it was predominantly flasks of hot soup the favorite food, but as an extra treat Hazel Layt had baked a cake and Liz Parker produced mince pies! The group enjoyed a pleasant distraction being entertained by a red squirrel scampering up the Palm and Olive trees. Elaine Mitchell took over leadership of this popular group in November 2011 and it continues to thrive. It is not unusual to have over 30 members in attendance especially as the weather becomes more settled. Every month Elaine prepares a quiz, often topical – no prizes, so no pressure! Just good fun and invariable causing some amusement! After the quiz Elaine entertains the group with a poem or a recitation that is normally very humorous. The group gathers on the 2nd.Tuesday of every month. The venues are varied to ensure the same members are not always travelling from one side of the catchment area to the other and also depending on whether shade from the sun is needed or not ! From October through to May the group enjoy afternoon picnics and meet at 1.30pm but for pleasant evening picnics from June to September the time changes to 6pm. A favorite summer venue is Playa de Torres near Villajoyosa, with the Eucalyptus trees offering shade. Many of the popular picnic areas are suggested by the members, the most central for most is the Eucalyptus Park in Albir and the Scandinavian Park in Alfaz del Pi. A very popular summer picnic location is the picturesque Amadorio Resevoir near Orcheta. On Tuesday 11th.March the picnic will be Parc Font de la Favara, La Nucia on the CV715 at 1.30pm. For more information please visit the Website: www.u3amarinabaixa.com Facebook Page: U3A Marina Baixa Or contact the secretary Joan Flint: Telephone 96 586 1226 – Mobile 663 637 167. The next general meeting of the U3A Marina Baixa will be on Monday 24thMarch at the Social Centre Albir, ( near Mercadona) at 10.30 for 11.00am.

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MARCH ISSUE No.1/ 4th-10th March 2014 (#21)

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Your weekly Horoscope ARIES

It’s definitely your time to shine as the week begins. While sometimes haste makes waste, the more you do now, the merrier you are, and those around you are pretty pleased, too. Then, around Wednesday and Thursday, money or the things it can get you might be on your mind. Don’t forget the virtues of simple goodness — less really can be more (like less stress, for instance). Watch out for jumping ahead this weekend. You’re thinking fast, which is great, but if anything serious is at stake, you’ll want to change your pace.

CANCER

You’re always an emotional creature, but the strength (and maybe the rapid changeability!) of your feelings might surprise even you at the beginning of the week. Think about what to keep to yourself. If you’re thinking about a date or fun with friends, Wednesday and Thursday are your best days to be a total charmer and have a great time. Consider cozy at-home social time instead of going out. If you’re going back and forth about something, the rest of the week brings an opportunity to get off the fence — and make a splash while you do it.

LIBRA

TAURUS

You’re liable to do something rash as the week begins. If it’s in the career department, consult with someone first; when it comes to love, though, go for it. Why not? Let your heart have its way! You can set the stage for some especially sweet stuff around Wednesday and Thursday, when you’re both rock-solid and you possess a kind of magical appeal people can’t quite put their finger on. For the remainder of the week, apply your natural determination to observing all that’s around you- especially the interpersonal element. Something interesting’s afoot!

LEO

Your go-getter attitude and assertiveness as the week begins can take you places. Be logical instead of getting into dramatics. Put something unusual in your organized plan around Wednesday and Thursday, and allow extra time for truly absorbing it. Whether you’re learning something new or hanging out with someone great, it’s time well spent. Things really can go either way for the rest of the week, but luckily you’re in control. If you feel anxious, examine why; get exercise for good energy; and plan a nice little treat for yourself (and maybe for someone sweet!).

SCORPIO

Pay particular attention to a tete-a-tete or heart-to-heart you have as the week begins. The stars are sending an opportunity for improved interpersonal stuff, but things could also go sour if you’re not careful. Around Wednesday and Thursday, you’ve got the magic touch, putting people at ease and skillfully working through any issues in ways that benefit everyone. Plus you’re just plain hot! When the weekend comes, your energy’s not so much about tackling tons of projects and getting stuff done as it is about sharing your feelings and quietly enjoying life.

How are you feeling at the beginning of the week? Tune into the signals your body is sending, as well as your emotional state, and be proactive about maintaining good physical and psychological health. Around Wednesday and Thursday, someone’s got an advantage over you, which is rare! Can you avoid discord and create an alliance here? Then, over the next few days, any financial matters that involve others work budgets, joint accounts, even a loan for lunch - could quickly get problematic. Be very clear about terms, and get on the same page about expectations.

Expect a delay or postponement as the week begins. Even if it’s you that’s pushing a deadline or promising someone a rain check, it might be frustrating to feel like you’re not keeping pace. But with all of your awesome powers augmented around Wednesday and Thursday, you can catch up and then some. Open yourself to your imagination; it’s got an alternative that’ll make you look like a genius. Everything and everyone’s all over the place this weekend, but you can depend on your own instincts and be the eye of the storm. People are definitely coming to you now.

You aren’t like everybody else, so why try to blend in as the week begins? Showing your independent side — your imagination, your own style, your bright and unique ideas — gets you major gold stars now, at work and off the clock. Then, around Wednesday and Thursday, you may be dragging, with mundane stuff getting you down. But something funny’s afoot, and if you notice it, your interest will be renewed. And when it comes to renewed interest, your energy this weekend is definitely sparking exactly that. Light a fire under your social or love life!

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Be the one to make the first move at the beginning of the week. It’s a ‘you snooze, you lose’ time for you, so set the alarm a little early, beat a work deadline and tell someone how you feel! Then, if there’s conflict in some sphere of your life around Wednesday and Thursday, don’t avoid it. Unsure how to proceed? Find someone who’s handled something similar in a way you admire, and just ask. Over the next few days, your always-abundant interpersonal skills are even better than ever, and everything that’s wonderful about you is even more so.

VIRGO

Your go-getter attitude and assertiveness as the week begins can take you places. Be logical instead of getting into dramatics. Put something unusual in your organized plan around Wednesday and Thursday, and allow extra time for truly absorbing it. Whether you’re learning something new or hanging out with someone great, it’s time well spent. Things really can go either way for the rest of the week, but luckily you’re in control. If you feel anxious, examine why; get exercise for good energy; and plan a nice little treat for yourself (and maybe for someone sweet!).

SAGITTARIUS

Life looks fun - and you look great! - as the week begins. Anything creative you attempt ought to go especially well (and don’t forget the creative element of any romantic endeavors!). Then, around Wednesday and Thursday, the universe is directing your attention to seeing both the grand scale and some particularly pertinent microelements. Yes, you want to think big, but look closely, too. The energy for you is unusual this weekend, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s negative. In fact, lots of positive movement can happen now. Just be sure you put that slant on your dealings with others.

PISCES

Pick up a good book or see a great movie at the beginning of the week. Your imagination’s active now, and if you don’t give it something to chew on, you might find fantasy mixing in with reality. Then, gosh, you’re warm and wonderful around Wednesday and Thursday. Hanging out with friends (or, better yet, a ‘more than friend’) makes for beautiful bonding. When the weekend comes, plenty of choices present themselves; getting another opinion can help you decide. Then again, not deciding and following your nose can lead to some sweet places, especially on Sunday.

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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?

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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

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It does seem as though the advent of new smartphones continue to be a crowd puller every single year, no doubt about that. The iPhone kicked it off all the way back in 2007, and since then, we have seen our fair share of smartphone releases from various hardware manufacturers. The Samsung Galaxy S series really made its mark with the introduction of the Galaxy S2, and hence, it is not surprising to see the Galaxy S line go all the way to the Galaxy S5 now, where it has been designed for what matters most to consumers. It is said that the new Galaxy S5, unveield at MWC 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, will offer consumers a refined experience with innovation of essential features for day-to-day use. Just what kind of goodies can one expect to arrive from the Samsung Galaxy S5? Well for starters, it will arrive with a new 16-megapixel camera at the back that boasts of an enhanced menu and user interface which would enable consumers to effortlessly take, edit


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Ronnie O'Sullivan wins Welsh Open with record-breaking 147 World champion Ronnie O’Sullivan made a record 12th 147 maximum break to beat Ding Junhui 9-3 and win the BetVictor Welsh Open and he even rounded the match off in the ultimate style with a maximum, playing to the crowd as he switched to his left hand to sink the final black. The magical moment brought the house down at the Newport Centre and took the Rocket clear of seven-time world champion Stephen Hendry, who made 11 maximum breaks. O’Sullivan, 38, who will be going for a sixth world crown next month, pocketed the £60,000 first prize and become the first British player to win a ranking event this term. He also grabbed a £12,000 bonus for his superb clearance in the final frame, which saw him pot the final black lefthanded. O’Sullivan said: “I thought it

was on from about 48 and it is nice to nick one of Stephen Hendry’s records. I am playing near my best. “This tournament may be moving to Cardiff next year, so it was nice to give the fans here something to remember.”

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The Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the National Hunt racing calendar in the UK and the countdown for the 2014 event is well under way. With race prize money second only to the Grand National; the event is where many of the best British and Irish trained horse’s race. Thousands flock to the prestigious event for excitement and entertainment The 2014 Cheltenham Festival will get under way on March 11 lasting for four days. It is staged at the Cheltenham Racecourse, located at Prestbury Park. The first day of the festival is Tuesday 11th of March, the famous roar as the tapes rise for the first race on Tuesday signals the moment when the 12 month wait is over and racing’s favourite fixture is back. The Wednesday is one for the female population, although the real action is once again on the track. Ladies Day sees a seven-race card, including the two mile Queen Mother Champion Chase. March 13 brings St Patrick’s Thursday as the Festival ties in with the famous celebration A real Irish flavour to this day is guaranteed, as people celebrate St Patrick’s Day a couple of days early! The high-profile race of the day is the Ladbrokes World Hurdle, which was won by Solwhit last year - trained by Irishman Charles Byrne - much to the delight of the crowd. Alongside the racing, there is also plenty of Irish-style entertainment. The Festival concludes with the climax of the entire Jump racing season it’s the Betfred Cheltenham Gold Cup, the highlight of arguably the best day’s racing of the year, with an atmosphere to match. Bobs Worth took the crown in 2013 ahead of stable mate Long Run, with six other magical races also on the card for Friday March 14. Two more Grade 1 events and three fiercely competitive handicaps are included, making it a day to remember.

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MARCH ISSUE No.1/ 4th-10th March 2014 (#21)

Six Nations Preview As the RBS Six Nations reaches its penultimate

fixtures, it's all to play for at the top of the table. Ireland, England, Wales and France all sit level on four points in an exhilarating tournament which could still be won by fifth-placed Scotland. Italy remain rooted to the foot of the table without a single point; however, a final-day match against England could still see the side play a pivotal role in this year's competition. Wales face the prospect of winning the Six Nations for a record third time in succession, but this week's match against an in-form England could make or break their chances of title retention. The Six Nations champions face their arch rivals at Twickenham on Sunday for the first time since demolishing them 30-3 in last season's title decider. Wood admits England were left "shell-shocked" by their heaviest ever defeat in a fixture which dates back to 1881. A six-point loss and they would have been champions.

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Ireland v Italy After Ireland's 13-10 defeat by England in Round 3, the onus is on the hosts to get back to winning ways if they are to keep their place at the top of the table: England v Wales Both sides recorded victories last time out, and England will be looking to make it two wins on the bounce at Twickenham as Wales come to town. Scotland v France After the last-minute win against Italy, Scotland coach Scott Johnson must keep his side's feet firmly on the ground if they're to record a win against France.

FA Welcome NEW LEAGUE

Discussions about a new competition which is set to feature all 54 UEFA member nations competing across nine divisions over a two-year period are believed to be at an advanced stage. The tournament is expected to see teams promoted and relegated with semi-finals and a final being played, as well as prize money and wildcard places at Euro 2020 at stake. England are likely to be amongst the top 12 European nations who could be drawn in one of four groups consisting of three teams, with each group winner qualifying for the knockout stages. Speaking in Zurich where he was attending The From June of this year, footballers will face sanctions International Football Association Board meeting, Dyke if they lift up their shirts to reveal slogans or messages appeared to welcome the potential changes to the on an undergarment. The new law will come into international football calendar. effect before the start of this summer's World Cup “I think it principle it is quite interesting,” he said. “I think the hard thing about that is the detail but I think a nations in Brazil. The decision was taken at a meeting of the International FA Board, the game's law-making body, league where we played the top nations would be very attractive, yes.” in Zurich. Overt slogans have long been banned by England would still be able to play in the odd showpiece FIFA, world soccer's governing authority, but players friendly against opponents such as Brazil and Ireland if the often lift up their shirts after scoring to display other proposals are eventually rubber-stamped. messages. Speaking after the IFAB meeting, FIFA It is thought that UEFA see the suggested changes to secretary general Jerome Valcke said: "From now the current system of friendlies as a way to make them on, there can be no slogan or image whatsoever on more competitive and exciting in addition to helping boost undergarments - even good-natured ones. This will attendances. apply from June 1 and be in force for the World Cup." UEFA are expected to fine-tune the proposals at their Referees will not book players who display messages. annual conference which takes place in Kazakhstan next Disciplinary action will be meted out by the footballing month, with the competition set to begin after the 2018 World Cup in Russia. authorities in charge of the respective matches.

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Good Week Hamilton, Mercedes on top as testing ends

Lewis Hamilton returned Mercedes to the top of the times while Red Bull’s struggles continued during the final pre-season Formula 1 test of 2014 in Bahrain. After three tests in which Red Bull have floundered, perhaps more so than any other reigning champions for a long time, and Mercedes have hammered in the laps – quick ones too – it is hard to leave the desert with any conclusion other than that Mercedes are at the very least favourites. The guesswork will be over in 13 days in Australia, but Mercedes were the first on track in Jerez, and finished in Bahrain with more mileage than any other team under their belt.

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Alan Pardew gets £100k fine

Newcastle have hit manager Alan Pardew with a formal warning and a £100,000 fine after he appeared to headbutt Hull midfielder David Meyler in Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium. On Sunday night FA insiders were not ruling out a stadium ban that could run for at least six games, and possibly even as many as 10, which would keep him away from Newcastle games for the rest of the season.

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her Team El.Nui F.C. who collected a very creditable 46 points thanks mainly through Aston Villa’s Striker Benteke who slotted home a couple of goals in Villa’s excellent 4-1 win against Norwich. Rachel has now qualified for a stake on our Cellar Bar Cert Tip selected by Ian Charman who was among the Black Cats at Wembley last Sunday.(Unlucky Ian). The Golden Boot League sponsored by Leonard Knowles Construction is still being dominated by Abby Brigade although this week 2nd placed Woodside did manage to move a little closer but there still a lot to pull back.At the other end of the Table Stuart’s Team Beach Terrace Boys left Alan’s Team Wangies All Stars trailing in their wake as they moved 10 points above them. Last Month’s Winner of our Premier Imports Draw for a case of fine Wine went to Michael’s Team Longs Way To Go.The 2 Teams going into the Draw this Week is Brian’s Stretford Enders with a highest score of 51 points and lowest scoring Team which was Gary’s Blue Moon F.C. who finished up with a minus 1. Rachel at the El.Nui in Alfaz is our new sponsor for Manager of the Month for March.The El.Nui provide the best Fish & Chips in the Area as well other fine dishes. At the moment with 1 week gone Brian’s Stretford Enders are in pole position 1 point infront of John’s Team Dodgy Dribblers.Boshy’s Beasts and El.Nui F.C. are nicely placed in 3rd & 4rh spot.

13:30 Cricket West Indies v England (3rd ODI) 17:00 Football South Africa v Brazil 20:00 Football England v Denmark

Thursday 6th March

19:00 Darts Premier League Darts 20:00 Rugby-L Widnes v Salford

Friday 7th March

11:45 Darts UK Open 19:45 Conference - Dartford v Chester 19:45 League Two - Bury v Rochdale

Saturday 8th March

11:45 Darts UK Open 12:45 BPL - West Brom v Man Utd 12:45 FA Cup - Arsenal v Everton 15:00 BPL - Cardiff City v Fulham 15:00 BPL - Crystal Palace v Southampton 15:00 BPL - Norwich City v Stoke 17:30 BPL - Chelsea v Tottenham

Sunday 9th March

12:00 FA Cup - Sheff Utd v Charlton 12:30 Championship - Blackburn v Burnley 12:45 Darts UK Open 14:00 FA Cup - Hull v Sunderland 15:30 Scottish Cup - Rangers v Albion 16:05 FA Cup - Man City v Wigan

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where to watch

Benidorm Yorkshire Pride 1 All Football & Rugby Inc, 4pm Kick Offs (Calle Gerona) Guinness Bar Live Football & Rugby Inc, 4pm Kick Offs (Levante beach front) Daytona – Live Football & Rugby (Levante Beach) Bobbys Live Football Inc 4pm Kick Offs & Live Darts (Calle Ibiza) Britannia Sports Bar Live Football Inc 4pm Kick Offs - Calle Lepanto 2 Games to show 4pm. Old Town pig n whistle Live Football & Rugby (Calle Pal) Rincon VIncents All Football & Rugby Inc, 4pm Kick Offs (Avd Estocolmo) Yorkshire Pride 2 All Football & Rugby Inc, 4pm Kick Offs (Calle Londres) Yorkshire Pride 3 All Football & Rugby Inc, 4pm Kick Offs (Avd Severo Ochoa) The Jukebox Live Football Inc 4pm Kick Offs & Live Darts (Avd Roma) The Stretford End - Live Football Inc 4pm Kick Offs – (Calle Londres) Ruta 54 - Live Football Inc 4pm Kick Offs & Spanish Football (Calle Gerona) Albir Wyndhams Live Football (Avenida Oscar Espla ) Alfaz del Pi Bar El Niu Live Football (Ejercitos Españoles)

The Fastest Moving Men’s Team was John’s Dodgy Dribblers who moved up 40 places to No 114 which means he has won for the 2nd time this Season a super Good Old English Breakfast for 2 at Rafters sponsored by Kate. The Dribblers have had a good week as they got through to next Round of our K.O.Cup Competition by beating Joe’s Team Gooners Gonners by 50-18.in a Replay. Don’t forget to visit our website which is www. alfazffl.com for all the latest news and results or if you can’t access a computer you can always call into 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 the El.Nui.

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Luis Suarez did have a £40m buy-out clause Liverpool owner John Henry confirms Luis Suarez did have a £40m buy-out clause in his last contract Liverpool owner John Henry has confirmed Luis Suarez did have a £40m buy-out clause in his last

contract, but the club decided they would hold on to the striker at all costs. The Gunners famously made an offer of just one pound over £40m in the summer in the hope of activating the Uruguayan’s clause, but Henry says Liverpool weren’t prepared to give up their star asset that easily. At the time Suarez’s agent Pere Guardiola accepted there had been confusion over what the clause meant as Liverpool insisted they merely had to inform the 27-year-old of bids in excess of £40m. Henry, speaking at the Sloan Sports Analytics conference in America, suggested there was slightly more to it than that “Luis Suarez is the top scorer in the English Premier League which is arguably the top soccer league in the world, he had a buy-out clause - I don’t know what degree I should go into this but he had a buy-out clause of £40m. So Arsenal, one of our prime rivals this year, they offered £40m and one pound for him and triggered his buy-out clause.” Henry continued to reflect on the situation by saying, “But what we’ve found over the years is that contracts don’t seem to mean a lot in England - actually not in England, in world football. It doesn’t matter how long a player’s contract is, he can decide he’s leaving.We sold Fernando Torres for £50m. We didn’t want to sell but we were forced to. For the first time (with Suarez) we took the position that we weren’t selling.”

Oscar Pistorius'

murder begins The trial of Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius begins

in Pretoria yesterday. Pistorius has won six Paralympic

golds, including two at the 2012 London Games, during an illustrious athletic career. But he now faces trial for the murder of his girlfriend; model Reeva Steenkamp, on Valentine's Day last year. Double amputee Pistorius, dubbed the "Blade Runner", shot Ms Steenkamp dead at his home but claims he thought she was an intruder. The trial, at the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria, is expected to hear from more than 100 witnesses, including neighbours and ex-girlfriends of the 27-year-old athlete. Much of the trial will be broadcast live and with media coverage at frenzied levels, however testimony from Pistorius will not be shown. Pistorius is accused of the premeditated murder of 29-year-old Ms Steenkamp, who died of multiple gunshot wounds. Prosecutors allege he shot the model and reality TV star four times through the locked bathroom door at his home in Pretoria in the early hours of 14 February 2013. Pistorius claims he thought an intruder had entered his home, but prosecutors say that even so, an "error in persona" did not affect the fact he intended to kill someone. On the anniversary of Ms Steenkamp's death, Pistorius made a statement on his website saying: "No words can adequately capture my feelings about the devastating accident that has caused such heartache for everyone who truly loved - and continues to love Reeva. The mandatory sentence for an individual convicted of premeditated murder in South Africa is life with a minimum of 25 years in prison.


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