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MARCH ISSUE No.2/ 11th-17th March 2014 (#22)

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The streets of Benidorm will be a sea of green over the weekend; thousands of people visit the resort of Benidorm to celebrate Ireland’s national day - St Patrick´s Day. The celebrations will start on the Friday 14th when many visitors arrive, once the bags are dropped off at the hotels then the party weekend will start. The annual event for Paddy’s Day is getting more and more popular and is almost on the same scale as the November Fiestas. St Patrick´s Day celebrations have been celebrated in Benidorm for many years becoming one of the most popular places to visit for the event outside of the UK and Ireland. The big fiesta party will be most enjoyed at some of the local Irish bars, the most popular is the beach front Guinness Bar, and just around the corner the Bodhran Bar Av Dr Orts Llorca just off of the main beach front. Go to page 3

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Irish Quote - When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to Heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven.

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1. Carrefour- Finestrat 2. Ex Pats Super Market - Villa Joyosa 3. Mendoza Supermarket Alfaz Del Pi 4. Mendoza Supermarket Albir 5. Quicksave Minimarket – Rincon De Loix - next to Burger King Hotel Los Dalmatas Benidorm 6. Benidorm Palace - Rincon De Loix 7. Bermuda Apartments - C/Estocolmo 8. Round Town Travel Shops - Rincon De Loix, C/ Gerona, 9. Costa Less - Avenida Zargarza (Near Outdoor Market) 10. Yorkshire Prides Pubs - 1, 2 & 3 11. Vincent´s Pubs - White Horse, Triangle, Plaza 13. Supermarket La Nucía 14. Rays II Chippy -Av Meditteraneo,58

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SAMU 112 AMBULANCE 092 NATIONAL POLICE 091 / 112 LOCAL POLICE 96 680 77 66 / 092 RED CROSS 913 354 545 GUARDIA CIVIL 96 585 40 30 EMERGENCIES 112 / 085 TAXIS 96 586 18 18 BRITISH CONSULATE 96 521 61 90 TOURIST INFO 96 586 00 95 AIRPORT TRANSFERS - Fly Bus www.flybus.com 902 123 276. See our interactive Alicante Airport Buses Route Map to find convenient pick-up and drop-off points for your journey.

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

TUESDAY

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

WEDNESDAY

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

THURSDAY

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

FRIDAY

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

SATURDAY

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

SUNDAY

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

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EUROPA Avenida Europa s/n ( C/ Ibiza) Benidorm Tel: 96 586 0095 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormeuropa@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 10:00 to 13:00h & 17:00 to 20:00 h. BUS STATION 96 683 1648 RINCON LOIX Avenida Derramador, s/n Benidorm Tel: 96 680 5914 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidormrincon@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h

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

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

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

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

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CENTRO Plaza Canalejas El Torrejó. Benidorm Tel: 96 585 1311 www.benidorm.org/turismo benidorm@touristinfo.net Mon-Fri 09:00 to 21:00 h. Saturday 10:00 to 13:30 h.

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

C/ Gerona – Dr Severo Ochoa –C/ Londres STRETFORD END. C/Londres

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

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

JAIME I Alfonso Puchades Comunitat Valenciana Salto del Agua

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

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TIVOLI CV 70 Av. Beniardá Alfonso Puchades Salto del Agua

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

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FINESTRAT TOWN Golf Bahia Terra Natura Shopping Centre Cala Finestrat Hotel Bali

BUS STATION Alfonso Puchades Parque Elche San Jaime Church Poniente Beach Hotel Bali Finestrat Shopping Centre

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

TRAIN STATION Beniardá Jame I Perez Devesa Hotel Bali Finestrat

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

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Hello readers, what a great week it has been simply “shamazing” it was as soon as March hit us the sun got warmer and the shorts, t-shirts and people wearing very little were on the streets. A taste of things to come of course and now this week is probably one of the most exciting weeks of the year. Why you might ask? Well for Sports it the one of the biggest horse racing events from 11th - 14th Cheltenham festival followed by the final show down of the Six Nations with everything to play for we will see the fight for the title on Saturday 15th back to back action with all six teams with a point to prove facing the prospect of being champions!! With thousands of new arrivals on this week for Fiestas and St Patricks Weekend, the word Weekend is very important because Paddy’s Day has now become so big all over the World that it’s not just on the 17th that its celebrated, it is stretched out over the weekend. So be prepared to get started on Friday 14th and be in for the long haul of fun, right through until the end of play on Monday 17th so for most it will be early hours of the 18th… To plan for the weekend we have put together a centre page pull out feature so you can see what’s on and where. We will see you around town all week together with our photographer getting loads of happy snaps and looking for the very best fancy dress so look out for us!!

The sun is forecast to be shining, so everyone will be out on the terraces and the Guinness will definitely be flowing. Many of the bars will have live music all day and be decorated to suit the theme with bunting, balloons and much more. What will be interesting is to see if there are any bars or restaurants that actually take on the Irish culinary skills to provide some traditional dishes? Week long visitors will enjoy the famous Cheltenham Races starting on 11th and together with the grand finale of the Six Nations this weekend when possibly France can beat or draw with Ireland to help England take the title! Many bars have special St Patrick offers for Guinness and Jameson’s Whisky with Free hats and T-Shirts promotions, ideal memorabilia to take back home together with many sore heads making that

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MARCH 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 APRIL Friday 4th April:

Branch Meeting at Ciudad Patricia 11am 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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MARCH ISSUE No.2/ 11th-17th March 2014 (#22)

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In our weekly article we are looking at all aspects of life in Spain and the rules, regulations and best ways of integrating into their system.This week we will look at vehicles. Due to the fact that in the UK it is only necessary to write the name of the purchaser into the bottom of the log book and post it off to the DVLA in Swansea- It is a common misperception for foreigners to Spain to believe that when they buy a car in Spain it will be sufficient to just have a hand written “bill of sale” on the back of a napkin. Unfortunately, like many bureaucratic processes in this country- it is a lot more complicated than that. When you buy a vehicle in Spain there is a standart transfer tax payable to the traffic office to cover their administration fees but there is also a purchase tax which is alculated on the age, make, model, engine size and Co2 emissions of the vehicle. The amount of tax payable per vehicle are all listed in the equivalent of the “glasses guide” for Spain, so the only reason the price would alter is due to the fees charged by each Gestoria. You can carry out the transfer yourself but it can be very complicated and time consuming as you have to pay in various different offices and get various documents stamped and then queue at the traffic office in Alicante, which when your average Gestoria charges less than 50€ for this service- it is usually not worth the petrol, parking, two days of your time queing and employing the services of a translator. We do advise in all cases, wether transfering the ownership yourself in person or using a Gestoria that when buying a road vehicle of any description it is wise to have it checked for outstanding taxes or fines that may be owed as the debts are inherited along with the vehicle. You must also make sure that when you purchase the vehicle you obtain a copy of the identification of the vendor as withoiut their NIE number and other details, the vehicle cannot be transfered. When considering importing a car, you should note that a car with foreign plates should be imported into Spain within 6 months of the date of you becoming a resident of Spain, if you are caught beyond that time the fine can be in the region of 200€. Remember that your headlights will need to be reset for driving on "the otehr side of the road". The other factor which is important is that you must be registered on the Town Hall "Padrón" (electoral roll) this will provide proof of where your vehicle is "habitually resident in Spain"- in some cases your title deeds will be sufficient. We can discuss the "Padrón" its uses and requirements this coming week. ALBA Consultas Ltd Telephone: 692 386 293 Email: info@albaconsultas.com

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Spanish drivers are the second worst in Europe according to research from the French motoring foundation Vinci Autoroutes and the Europe-wide market research firm IPSO which surveyed 7,000 people. 16% of those questioned said that they feel that the Spaniards were the worst behind the wheel, but that figure could not hold a candle on the winners, Italy, where a staggering 50% said their drivers were most dangerous on the continent. Swedish drivers were seen as the most responsible drivers, with 47% naming them as safest, follows by the Germans, who got 26% and then the British with 13%. Spanish drivers are more likely to use their horns in stressful situations – 67% of motorists in Spain admitted to doing so, compared to the European average of 47%.

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denia fallas Denia will be celebrating the Fallas from the 17th to the 19th March 2014. This traditional fiesta marks St Joesphs Day, the 19th of March, which is also Fathers Day in Spain. The actual programme starts a lot earlier on the 23rd February with various events taking place. On the 15th March it is the 'planta' when the ninots are placed or planted in the streets. The 'ninots' are intricate papermachie statues which have been made by local associates throughout the year. Once they have been 'planted' they are called 'fallas'. These 'fallas' are then burned in an event known as the 'crema' on the evening of the 19th March. Friday 14th March 20:00 Nit d´albaes (1st night of folk songs) honouring the "Falleras Mayores" in the following order: Plaza de la Constitución, Falla Les Roques, Falla Baix la Mar, Falla Darrere el Castell, Falla Campaments and Falla Oeste. Saturday 15th March – 1st day of the Plantà 08.00 The fallas will be placed in the streets throughout the day. 20:00 Nit d´albaes (2nd of folk songs) honouring the "Falleras Mayores" in the following order: Falla Camp Roig, Falla París Pedrera, Falla Saladar, Falla Diana, Falla Port Rotes, Falla Centro. Sunday 16th March - 2nd day of the Plantà 08:00 The fallas will be placed in the streets throughout the day. 23:30 The setting up of the City Council Ninot at Plaza del Consell, followed by chocolate and churros for all visitors. Monday 17th March 13:00 Awards Ceremony for "Fallas infantiles 2013" (children Fallas) in the Plaza de la Constitución. 14:00 Mascletaes, day time firecrackers in each

of the Fallas districts. 18:00 Parade around the Fallas, in this order: Roques, Baix la Mar, Darrere del castell, Campaments and Oeste. 21:00 Awards Ceremony for "Fallas 2013" in the Plaza de la Constitución. 23:00 Popular live music festival in each Fallas districts. 00:30 Mascletà, firecrackers in the Plaza Jaime I. Tuesday 18th March 10:00 Parade around the Fallas districts. 14:00 Mascletaes, firecrackers in each Fallas districts. 17:00 Paradea around the Fallas districts in this order: Camp Roig, París Pedrera, Saladar, Diana, Port Rotes and Centro. 20:00 Bands concert in Calle La Vía. 22:00 Mascletà, firecrackers in the Plaza Jaime I. 23:00 Live music festivals in each of the Fallas districts. Wednesday 19th March Saint Joseph's Day 'Crema' 10:00 Parade around the Fallas districts. 11:00 Mass in honour of Saint Joseph at the Asunción Church. 11:30 Flower Parade in honour of the Virgen de los Desamparados along: Calle Marqués de Campo, Calle Diana, Calle Magallanes finishing in the Plaza del Convento. 14:30 Mascletà, firecrackers in each of the Fallas Districts. 17:00 Parade around the Fallas districts. 20.30 Mascletà, firecrackers in the Plaza Jaime I. 21:00-22:30 Crema / burning of the children's Fallas starting with the one in the Plaza del Consell, only the winning Fallas is not burnt. 00:00 -02:30 Crema / burning of the adult's Fallas starting with the one in the Plaza del Consell, only the winning Fallas is not burnt.

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Top 5 fashion buys for Spring/Summer 2014

There’s nothing like the arrival of new season clothes in the shops to perk us up. It’s always very tempting to run out and buy the first spring looks you see, but to ensure you don’t end up frittering away funds on random purchases, we’ve done a bit of window shopping on your behalf. Snap up some of our top 10 buys for spring/summer 2014 below (many already in stores and others to come), selected with the key trends of the season in mind, and you’ll have the perfect capsule wardrobe to take you through to the warmer months. Just try not to be too smug about it.

1. Pleats please The pleated skirt was everywhere on the SS14 catwalks, from Antipodium to Roksanda Ilincic and J.W. Anderson. Of course, pleats have been around for a while but you can bring the trend bang up to date for spring by opting for a knife pleat in an iridescent fabric, as seen at Christopher Kane’s standout show. This M&S skirt is perfect. Marks and Spencer Autograph skirt, £55, out in MayMarks and Spencer Autograph skirt, £55 2. Broad brush strokes Prada, Chanel and Celine all got the Pantone charts and paint pots out for the new season, with murals adorning dresses and paint daubed across smock shirts and jackets. Get the look with this colourful ASOS shirt, which will look great with some cigarette trousers in the office or jeans at the weekend.

ASOS shirt in bright stripe, £36, out nowASOS shirt in bright stripe, £36, out now 3. Sweet like candy Who can forget Burberry’s candy striped show finale under falling rose petals back in September? Those pastel lace separates and embellished trench coats will no doubt be much imitated on the high street. Be the first to wear the trend in this cute tee and pencil skirt from Red Herring at Debenhams. Wear with silver block heels and pop on a mint green boyfriend coat for cold days. Red Herring lace top, £28, at DebenhamsRed Herring lace top, £28, at Debenhams Red Herring pink lace pencil skirt, £35, at DebenhamsRed Herring pink lace pencil skirt, £35, at Debenhams 4. Bermuda/city shorts Bermuda shorts featured on many of the catwalks for SS14, including Topshop Unique and Ashley Williams, and will be perfect worn with your pool sliders and bomber jacket, or with a 90s spaghetti strap top when it’s warm. Alternatively, go for these more formal, floral city shorts from Hobbs (very similar to those seen at Mulberry), which will look amazing with the coordinating jacket (also available) for a summer wedding, or with a shirt for the office. NW3 botanical shorts, £89, HobbsNW3 botanical shorts, £89, Hobbs 5. Sheer brilliance

Sheer fabrics were used by designers from Preen to Calvin Klein and Fyodor Golan. This black skirt with a sheer panel at the bottom from Next is an easy way of accessing this look without baring a little too much. Wear with a sweatshirt on cooler days or a boxy crop top for summer.

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Ringworm is a common fungal infection of the skin. It has nothing to do with worms as the name suggests! The medical term for ringworm of the body is Tinea Corporalis. Tinea is a latin term that means growing worm due to the early belief that the infection was caused by a worm. There are other forms of Tinea which affect various parts of the body such as Tinea capitis (fungal infection of the scalp) or Tinea Pedis which affects the feet The typical appearance of Tinea corporalis is a round red inflamed patch that spreads outwards. The outer edge forms a scaly ring. There may be one patch or several. However, the appearance of the rash is not always typical and your Doctor may need to take skin scrapings for examination to confirm diagnosis. The rash may cause only mild discomfort but for some people may be very irritating and itchy. Ringworm is an infectious disease and may

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be passed directly from person to person by direct skin contact. Sharing towels etc with an infected person can also spread the infection. Contact with an infected animal can also cause ringworm. If you suspect that your pet may be infected, see a Vet before you start itching!! Fungus also survives in soil and can live on surfaces such as doors that have been touched by an infected person. Ringworm can be easily treated with antifungal creams. Sometimes a steroid cream may also be needed to control itching and inflammation .Other forms of ringworm such as that of the scalp normally require treatment with antifungal tablets as cream alone may not clear the infection. Always check with a Doctor before using antifungal preparations as some groups of people such as those with existing illnesses or taking certain medications that interact with antifungals, should not use them. If you have symptoms of Ringworm, see your family Doctor.


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Up Hill Near Levante | C/ Londres Benidorm,

“A typical characterful local Pub.”

Reviewed 9 March 2014 The only reason I’ve not reviewed the Drop Inn before now is my late-in-life familiarity with the Web ! My family and I have been regulars there for 12 years and we are made to feel at home in the sun every visit. Tony, Kate, Diane, Tommy, Maria and Ross accept you as one of the family. Expats also make you welcome. Prices are very good and quality of food and drink are excellent. Great Sports coverage. We book our Hotel on the basis of nearness to the Pub.Avoid being bored by the shallowness of other Pub/Restaurants. Drop in and you won’t regret it.

“Spot on !”

Reviewed 15 February 2014 Stopped here several time in jan/feb and just had the small portions as it was more than enough for me. Liver and onions and roast dinners served everyday and both were very tasty. Good atmosphere and nice people.

“Best fresh cooked food in benidorm.”

Have been going to the drop inn for a few years now. The food is freshly cooked for you and the staff are very friendly too.nothing is to much for them to make you feel welcome.Will be going back in july and hope to see Ross & Margaret and the rest of the staff. By the way the drink is cheap as well. From Sadie & Davy.

“Friendly place”

Reviewed 8 January 2014 We went to Benidorm over Christmas and went to the Drop Inn most days for breakfast. The prices are very reasonable and the food is great. The kitchen is clean and the staff are very friendly and will do anything to make you feel at home. Ross always made us laugh and couldn’t do enough for us. All the staff worked hard and we didn’t have to wait long for food even though they were always busy. Two Palms Res

Universal Lounge Bar Avd Albir 68 bajo, El Albir

“Really good spare-ribs!”

Reviewed 12 December 2013 Even of it is a bit cold in December, you can still eat outside during the day. I visited the place twice during this week, and have tried both the Argentinian beef they serve; it was really good, but the spare-ribs were better! The price was 13.75 Euros and it was really worth it`s price. I recommend this place for meatlovers, but they have godd sandwiches and bocadillos too. Try the place next time you are in Albir!

“Good service with great food”

Reviewed 8 October 2013 Visited the cafe bar which can be found in the main street in El Albir.Nice relaxing terrace with friendly staff.When all had salads as it was two hot for anything else,They were very good. The only comment i have as a negative was the size of the glasses of wine which were very small.Otherwise nice place to visit.

“Love, love, love it!”

Reviewed 2 October 2013 This is the best lounge bar cafe to go to in Albir by far. Ran by a lovely couple and their staff are also great. Friendly and super fast service. I go there most weeks for coffee early in the morning when they’re busy and the service is still fab . They also serve the best make of coffee in the world (in my opinion) Italian brand “illy” Food also good they do a beautiful Caesar salad. Mmmmmmm.

“Fantastic bar friendly staff.”

Reviewed 14 September 2013 Been going to Albir for the last five years and we have breakfast every day in The Universal. The coffee, croissant and spanish toasted baguettes are the best in town. All the staff are really friendly and professional, remembering what you like to eat and drink and enjoy listening to your broken Spanish with patience!. Wifi is available and they don’t mind you sitting there for a couple of hours online.

Haweli Albir Cami vell de Altea, RotONDA 40, El Albir,

“Fabulous Curry”

Reviewed 4 March 2014 Have been going to Haweli every time we go back to L’Albir. The prawn puree is to die for. Service is excellent and ambiance great. The food is excellent whichever starter/main course you have. I would recommend to all curry lovers.

“Excellent Indian Meal by far the best in Albir”

Reviewed 17 January 2014 Visited this Indian Restaurant with friends twice in the last few days 12th Jan 2014 being our first visit and again 3 days later this is by far the best Indian in Albir. First of all it looks the business inside and the staff are friendly and are very helpful. Our food was first class, well presented and plenty of it. The menu is extensive and if you want something different just ask they are willing to accommodate your request if they can. We all had different meals and each one looked and tasted different which is a bonus these days. Just do not take my word for it try it you will pleasantly be surprised. Yes Indian meals always seem to be more expensive these days but is also on par with the other restaurants in Albir.

“Tasty, Value and Adequate, no-rush to go back”

We had a set €25 eat-as-much buffet and we got good value with cava, beer and wine. Everything was very tasty but apart from the onion bhajis nothing wow’d me! Sauces, rice, naan were very nice but they skimp on meat and vegetables a bit. The beef dish was a little tough (so I suspect a cheaper cut was used) and food temperature varied - I like my food hot. The service was attentive and the staff very pleasant. Just not sure the buffet suited us, i think we prefer to be served and an al-a-carte menu but the buffet was plentiful but limited choices. The two desserts on offer were not to my liking, we would have preferred plain ice cream. Red house wine was mediocre - we have had better from the supermarket. Overall we enjoyed the food but have no great desire to return for the buffet or probably the restaurant again. For an extra €5 we would recommend the El Boulevard nearer the Albir beach.

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Spice Of Life Indian Restaurant Enjoy Benidorm's best Indian food in the most comfortable and an authentic surrounding; The Spice of Life is the original Indian Restaurant in Benidorm serving fine Indian food for over 14 years.

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The menu is extensive, offering a complete range of the most popular Indian dishes including Tandoori mixed grill, Balti, Bhoona and Masala. Special offers include a complete meal for 2 for only 24.95€ or the deluxe menu for 2 is only 29.95€ other popular offers are buy any chicken dish & get the second dish free and also free bottle of house wine with a takeaway when you spend 25€. Muhammad Ali is the owner and has made many friends over the years serving the customers with his personal service and hospitality. Looking at the trip advisor reviews it is certainly does show that the regular visitors the area just keep coming back to the Spice of Life year after year.

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Had a fantastic meal on a Tuesday night and got 50% off it was gorgeous, had chicken khorma and the meat was so tender it fell apart in my mouth. Good service and a lovely clean place. Recommended it to 2 friends and they went along and said it was fantastic and will defo be going again. I know il be there again this Tuesday!!!

“EXCELLENT FOOD”

What a little gem this place is, good service, superb food and a great

ambience. Please give it a try, You can get a set meal for 2 people for 24.95 thats for 3 courses and a drink. Also a good menu to choose from.

“Great Indian food”

Was very quiet when I arrived for supper, good menu, tasty food served quickly and I was able to have coffee and liquors on the outside terrace, well priced, with helpful and attentive staff.


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

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

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

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

Pie Night

Every Monday -

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Main Course Only €5.25 Steak & Kidney Pudding Pie of the Day

ask your waitress for tonight’s choice of pies served with chips & Peas or Vegetables from the Carvery

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Ice Cream Peach Melba Banoffee Pie Apple Crumble Chocolate Brownie Meringue Glacé

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BENIDORM CAR THIEF TAKES CAR WITH CHILD INSIDE

Saturday morning the owners of the Citroen C5 left their car unattended, with the keys in the ignition and engine running while they looked at another car in the showroom on Avenida Comunidad Valenciana, just a couple of minutes later it

It’s all you need for a great read. was stolen with their child under 7 years of age asleep still inside. The thief was apparently unaware of the child being inside the vehicle, and just saw an opportunity to steal the vehicle, with the keys inside and the engine running. The owners were alerted immediately as the hijacker being in a rush spun the wheels causing loud screeching and a smell of burning rubber as the car sped away from the scene fleeing toward Altea. A local police patrol who were in the area, also heard the screech as the vehicle departed and incredibly stopped the car just 200 metres from where it was taken. The person arrested was a 35 year old male, believed to be of Serbian nationality, he remains in custody pending confirmation of his identity, police have identified two different records of whom he claims to be, one of which has criminal past.

Scottish tourist dies in Spain A Hibs ladies football coach has died after falling from the balcony of her fifth-floor hotel room in Benidorm Morgan Lynn, 25, was on holiday in Benidorm with two female friends, and had been out with them for the evening, when the tragedy occurred. Local police and the Foreign Office said Ms Lynn who lives in Edinburgh, fell from her 5th floor balcony at around 3am after she and her companions returned to the Hotel Gala

Placidia where they were staying. Police investigations are continuing into exactly what led to the tragedy. Ms Lynn, originally from Hawick, worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland as an internal control officer. Ms Lynn grew up in the Borders and went to Hawick High School before studying at Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University, where she graduated in 2009 with an HND in Business Management. She was involved with the Queen Margaret ladies football team throughout her three years at the university. She worked as a market researcher for Ipsos Mori for two years before joining RBS. Last year, she played for Women’s Division Two football team Musselburgh Windsor, but was not playing this season due to injury. She had also recently taken up horse riding again and qualified to teach rock climbing. A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We are providing consular assistance to the family at this sad time.”

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MARCH 2014 FIESTAS LAS FALLAS & ST. PATRICK´S DAY This week so much is going on you will be lost for choice, St. Patricks day is not until Monday 17th so it gives holidaymakers and party goers the chance to celebrate all weekend, you will be surrounded with a vast amount of Irish entertainment along with decorations, costumes, food, drink and much more. The weekend also is the start of “Las Fallas” a Valencian festival which goes on for 5 days, with parades, parties and fireworks. If you’re in Benidorm this week the resort really is buzzing and is jam packed full of things to see and do,

St Patricks Weekend St. Paddy’s day in Benidorm is always a fantastic occasion , every year the streets of Benidorm are full of life, the pubs and bars are decorated with Irish, leprechaun and shamrock flags!!!, for the whole weekend you might forget your in Benidorm especially after one to many drinks, just how the Irish like to celebrate! Irish, British, Spanish and more many other nationalities are in the streets celebrating (and drinking) the national day of Ireland. The party this year will last all weekend you can enjoy in the pubs until very late, and dance until sunrise, some pubs even have special prices for beers and cider and you guessed it Guinness!. If you need a costume or some party favours head down to The Original Benidorm Jokeshop, just off Calle Gerona next to the Why Not bar. Las Fallas 15th – 19th March The Fiesta of “San Jose” For five days the castles, monuments and “mascletaes” become the protagonists of Benidorm, where the smell of gunpowder is interspersed with the smell of flowers and the music of the bands with the sound of masclets. A transformation that occurs as a prelude to spring, and on March 19th, everything ends and everything begins; with the last of the ashes people start to dream of Fallas again for the following year. The festival of San José takes place in Benidorm from the 15th to the19th of March. Like the city of Valencia, Benidorm honours San José with Las Fallas - a festival of nightly street parties and rowdy fireworks. Three giant papier-mâché statues (ninots) are erected and then ceremoniously burned to the ground on the final evening. The trio of statues, known as Central Falla, Rincon Falla and Els

Tolls Falla, are constructed by - and placed in - the different districts of Benidorm. The areas try to outdo each other with their huge and elaborate designs and often use the statues to poke fun at local celebrities and politicians. The Valencian fiesta is celebrated in Benidorm with the erection of the Fallas and there is plenty to enjoy with fireworks and concerts. The ninots are burnt on the 19th and is the best part of the festival. Fallas Calendar We have included a rundown of the Las Fallas festivities below so you know where to be and when!

Saturday 15th “The Planta” – This is when the Fallas ninots are lifted into designated positions these the three big statues will stay here until they are burnt on the last day. You can find them at The Plaza Triangular, Rincon de Loix opposite Burger King and Calle Tomas Ortuno in the Old Town Sunday 16th Along with parties through the weekend Sunday draws to an end with a parade from 7.00pm after a “mass” church service will be held in the San Jaime Church Monday 17th Starting at 10.30am in the Rincon de Loix, a fantastic band will play music and dance around the first ninot and then go on to parade the streets, towards the other two statues where they will do the same. Tuesday 18th Tuesday is the Flower offering, another traditional part of the festival starting at 6.00pm there is a parade along the Mediterraneo. Wednesday 19th The final day of the festival is what everyone has been waiting for, starting at 6.00pm there is a huge parade with floats along the Avd Mediterraneo it will finish in the Plaza Triangular and at 11.00pm they start by burning of the children’s statues, from here they will burn the big statues in turn. 12.00pm Rincon, 12.00pm, Plaza Triangular, 1.00pm Old Town.

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Terra Natura Free For a Year

If your in Benidorm during March then now is the time to visit Terra Natura, if you visit the park and pay for a day pass at fuill price, you can then exchange it for an annual pass completly FREE! Please be aware that throughout the resort many places offer vouchers and discounts but this offer is only valid for a full price ticket. The price for a fullticket is 28€ for an adult and 22.50€ for children & pensioners, your free annual pass will then enable you to visit the resort whenever you wish, well anytime within opening hours! It also entitles you for additional discounts around the park and free parking. This offer is only valid until the 31st of March so don't miss out!

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White horse Line up Every Night from 8.30pm Stevie Hood Monday 10pm Deb n Her 11pm Campus De Frocked Tuesday 10pm Dean Ryan. 11pm Wendy Mandfield Wednesday Lizzy G. 11PM Scott Michael Thursday 10pm Myky. 11pm Pablo Bloom Friday 10pm Jake Colvin. 11pm Demi Victoria Saturday 10pm Jonathan Hawkins. 11pm Jessie Brooke Sunday 10pm Elvis Tribute by Ray Croft. 11pm John The Fiddler


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TV PICKS OF THE WEEK

Wednesday 12th March Astronauts: Living in Space Season 1 Episode 1 of 3

and wife Tony and Carmel still have their two children Ciara and Rory at home due to the state of the economy, and Ciara finally agrees to bring her new boyfriend Graham round, hoping her relatives won't be too embarrassing. Meanwhile, Rory has a big secret he must not reveal. Starring Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson and Rory Connolly BBC4 11:00 pm

Sunday 16th March Catchphrase Season 2 Episode 1 of 12

Friday 14th March The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

New series. This documentary, the first of three programmes in the Live from Space season made in collaboration with Nasa, explores what it is like to live and work outside Earth's atmosphere for months at a time. Astronauts Rick Mastracchio, Koichi Wakata and Mike Hopkins talk to their wives back home, reveal the effects of microgravity on their bodies and demonstrate how their environment affects the way they approach day-to-day tasks such as eating, sleeping and washing. Continues Thursday 13th Channel 4 10:00 pm

Thursday 13th March My Week with Marilyn: Film

Film: Trainee FBI agent Clarice Starling is sent to interview an imprisoned psychopath with a taste for eating his victims. The inmate offers to help catch a serial killer who is holding a politician's daughter hostage - but to learn what he knows, Clarice has to engage in his dangerous mind games. Jonathan Demme's Oscar-winning thriller, based on Thomas Harris's novel, starring Jodie Foster, Anthony Hopkins, Scott Glenn and Ted Levine. Including FYI Daily ITV4 00:15 am

Saturday 15th March Live Six Nations Rugby Union Premiere. A film student gets a job as a production assistant on the set of movie The Prince and the Showgirl. He bears witness to the clash of conflicting personalities between leads Marilyn Monroe and Laurence Olivier, and becomes a confidant of the troubled, lonely Hollywood actress. Fact-based drama, starring Michelle Williams, Eddie Redmayne, Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Emma Watson BBC2 London 10:00 pm

Doctor Burguer Season 1 Episode 1 of 3

Doctor Burger New series. Comedy drama charting the lives of west Dublin family the Walshes. Husband

New series. Stephen Mulhern hosts the game show, asking three contestants to `see it and say it' as they try to guess the familiar phrases hidden in animated clues. After the first elimination, the two remaining players battle to reach the Super Catchphrase round, where one of them could win ÂŁ50,000 ITV London 8:00 pm

Monday 17th March The Michael McIntyre Chat Show Season 1 Episode 2 of 6 Celebrity chat with award-winning comedian Michael McIntyre. Michael is joined by Top Gear presenter, broadcaster and journalist Jeremy Clarkson, reigning Strictly Come Dancing champion Abbey Clancy and actor Sir David Jason. Sir David talks about the return of Only Fools and Horses which is back on screens after a ten-year absence with an eagerly awaited sketch for BBC's Sport Relief that sees David Beckham join Del Boy and Rodney in Peckham. Lifestyle Talk Show BBC 1 11:35pm

Italy v England (Kick-off 12.30pm). The final round of fixtures in this year's championship commences with the opening clash from the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, where England will look to continue their dominance over the Italians. The Azzurri are yet to register a single victory in 19 attempts against their more illustrious opponents, but came close when they last hosted England here in 2012 as they led 15-6 during the second half in snowy conditions, only to see Stuart Lancaster's men fight back and claim a narrow 19-15 win. England will win the tournament if they succeed here and Ireland lose or draw, away to France. BBC1 13:15 pm

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07:00 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 17:15 Flog It! Trade Secrets 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 21:00 Waterloo Road 22:00 Famous, Rich & Hungry for Sport... 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 A Question of Sport 00:05 The Michael McIntyre Chat Show 00:55 Blandings

07:00 Homes Under the Hammer 08:00 Countryside 999 08:45 Watchdog Test House 09:15 Wanted Down Under 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 Cooking 14:20 War Walks 14:50 British Isles: A Natural History 15:40 Cagney and Lacey: 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 Are You Being Served? 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 18:55 Party Political Broadcast 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Antiques Road Trip 21:00 Collectaholics 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 17:00 Tipping Point 18:00 The Chase 19:00 ITV News London 19:25 Party Political Broadcast by the Conservative Party 19:30 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Emmerdale 20:30 Coronation Street 21:00 You Saw Them Here First 22:00 Law & Order: UK 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 The Miners’ Strike and Me 00:40 The Jonathan Ross Show

07:00 Paralympic Winter Games 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 Paralympic Winter Games 12:00 Undercover Boss Canada 13:00 River Cottage Veg Heroes 13:30 Channel 4 News Summary 13:35 Cheltenham Festival 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 Secret Eaters 22:00 Astronauts: Living in Space 23:00 First Dates 00:00 Strippers 01:00 Random Acts 01:05 Cheltenham Festival Highlights 01:50 Film: The Sea Inside(2004)

07:00Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News at Lunchtime 13:15 New: The Gadget Show 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Film: McBride: The Chameleon Murder 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 Dangerous Drivers’ School 20:55 5 News Update 21:00 The Hitchhiker Slayer: Born To... 22:00 New: NCIS 23:00 New: Suspects 00:00 CSI 00:55 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit

07:25 90210: 08:10 Ugly Betty: 09:00 Charmed: 10:00 Glee: 11:00 New Girl: 11:30 The Mindy Project: 12:00 Charmed: 13:00 Rules of Engagement: 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother: 15:00 The Big Bang Theory: 16:00 New Girl: 16:30 The Mindy Project: 17:00 Rules of Engagement: 18:00 How I Met Your Mother: 19:00 The Big Bang Theory: 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother: 21:30 The Big Bang Theory: 22:00 The Tomorrow People 23:00 Rude Tube: Rude Zoo 00:00 My Mad Fat Diary

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07:00 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 17:15 Flog It! Trade Secrets 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:30 BBC London News 20:00 The One Show 20:30 EastEnders 21:00 Holiday Hit Squad 22:00 Famous, Rich & Hungry for Sport... 23:00 BBC News at Ten 23:35 Question Time 00:35 This Week

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 Countryside 999 08:50 Watchdog Test House 09:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 Bible Hunters 11:05 An Island Parish 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 12:30 BBC World News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Cooking 14:20 War Walks 14:50 British Isles: A Natural History 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 Antiques Road Trip 21:00 The Hairy Bikers’ Asian Adventure 22:00 Film: My Week with Marilyn 23:30 Newsnight 23:20 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 19:15 ITV News & Weather 19:45 Emmerdale 20:45 UEFA Europa League: Tottenham Hotspur v Benfica 23:10 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:45 Edge of Heaven 00:45 The Cube

07:00 Paralympic Winter Games 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 Paralympic Winter Games 13:30 Channel 4 News Summary 13:35 Cheltenham Festival 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 The Hoarder Next Door 22:00 Astronauts: Houston We Have a Problem 23:00 How to Be a Billionaire 00:05 Arkle: The Legend Lives On 01:05 Cheltenham Festival Highlights

07:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News at Lunchtime 13:15 70 Stone & Almost Dead 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 New: NCIS: Los Angeles: 16:15 Film: Lying To Be Perfect 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 The Truth About Travellers 20:55 5 News Update 21:00 It Takes A Thief To Catch A Thief 22:00 New: The Hotel Inspector: 23:00 Botched Up Bodies: Abroad 00:00 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away!

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210: 08:10 Ugly Betty: 09:00 Charmed: 10:00 Glee: 11:00 New Girl: 11:30 The Mindy Project: 12:00 Charmed: 13:00 Rules of Engagement: 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother: 15:00 The Big Bang Theory: 16:00 New Girl: 16:30 The Mindy Project: 17:00 Rules of Engagement: 18:00 How I Met Your Mother: 19:00 The Big Bang Theory: 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother: 21:00 The Big Bang Theory: 21:30 New: How I Met Your Mother 22:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 22:30 The Inbetweeners: 23:00 Fresh Meat 23:50 Troy

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07:00 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 14:30 BBC London News 14:45 Doctors: 15:15 Perfection 16:00 Escape to the Country 16:45 James Martin’s Food Map of Britain 17:15 Flog It! Trade Secrets 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 19:30 BBC London News 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 23:25 BBC London News 23:35 New Tricks 00:35 Would I Lie to You?

07:00 This Is BBC Two 07:05 Homes Under the Hammer 08:05 Countryside 999 08:50 Watchdog Test House 09:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 The Great Interior Design... 11:05 Pound Shop Wars 11:35 The Travel Show 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Cooking 14:20 War Walks 14:50 British Isles: A Natural History 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 Antiques Road Trip 21:00 Mastermind 21:30 Gardeners’ World 22:00 I Was There: The Great War... 23:00 QI 23:30 Newsnight 00:05 Film: The Last Station

07:10 Will & Grace: 07:35 Will & Grace 08:00 Everybody Loves Raymond: 09:00 The Morning Line 10:00 Frasier: 11:30 Undercover Boss Canada 12:25 Paralympic Winter Games 13:30 Channel 4 News Summary 13:35 Cheltenham Festival 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 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 22:00 Gogglebox 23:00 The Last Leg 23:50 8 Out of 10 Cats 00:35 Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 01:05 Random Acts 01:10 Cheltenham Festival Highlights 01:55 Film: Drillbit Taylor(2008)

07:00Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 New: Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News at Lunchtime 13:15 Dangerous Drivers’ School 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 Diagnosis Murder: 16:15 Film: Desperate Escape 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 NewsTalk Live 20:00 New: The Gadget Show 20:55 5 News Update 21:00 New: Ice Road Truckers: 22:00 Booze, Bustups & Brothels: Soho... 23:00 New: NCIS: Los Angeles: 00:00 CSI: New York:

07:00 Switched 07:25 90210: 08:10 Ugly Betty: 09:00 Charmed: 10:00 Glee: 11:00 New Girl: 11:30 The Mindy Project: 12:00 Charmed: 13:00 Rules of Engagement: 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother: 15:00 The Big Bang Theory: 16:00 New Girl: 16:30 The Mindy Project: 17:00 Rules of Engagement: 18:00 How I Met Your Mother: 19:00 The Big Bang Theory: 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 The Big Bang Theory: 21:00 Troy 22:00 Film: Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) 00:05 How I Met Your Mother

7:00 Daybreak 8:30 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 Americans

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07:00 Breakfast 11:00 Saturday Kitchen Live 12:30 Football Focus 13:00 BBC News 13:10 BBC London News 13:15 Six Nations Rugby: Italy v England 15:30 Six Nations Rugby: Wales v Scotland 17:35 Six Nations Rugby: France v Ireland 20:00 BBC News 20:10 BBC London News 20:15 The Voice UK 21:35 The National Lottery 22:25 Casualty: 23:15 BBC News 23:30 Match of the Day 01:05 The Football League Show

07:10 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 09:40 Life on Earth 10:35 Life on Earth 11:30 Fred Dibnah’s Made in Britain 12:00 Great British Railway Journeys 12:30 James Martin: Home Comforts: 13:15 Mary Berry Cooks 13:45 James Stewart: Talking Pictures 14:35 Film: Rope 15:55 Formula 1: The Australian Grand... 17:25 Final Score 18:30 Llanelly House Restored 19:30 Flog It!: 20:30 Dad’s Army 21:00 The Perfect Morecambe & Wise 21:30 Viking Art: A Culture Show Special 22:30 QI 23:00 Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle 23:30 Film: Page Eight

7:00 Children’s TV 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Dinner Date 11:25 Murder, She Wrote 12:25 ITV News & Weather 12:35 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 13:05 The Unforgettable Larry Grayson 13:35 The Jeremy Kyle Show USA 14:30 Midsomer Murders 16:25 Zookeeper 18:30 ITV News London 18:40 ITV News & Weather 19:00 You’ve Been Framed! Top 100 Senior Moments 20:00 Ant & Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway 21:20 The Cube 22:20 The Americans 23:15 ITV News & Weather 23:30The Return

07:00 Paralympic Winter Games 14:30 Channel 4 Racing 17:10 Come Dine with Me 19:10 Channel 4 News 19:35 Paralympic Winter Games Highlights 20:05 Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 21:00 Hostages: 22:00 Film: Limitless (2011) 00:05 Film: The Rum Diary(2011)

07:00 Children’s TV 11:00 Access 11:15 New: Police 5 11:45 It Takes A Thief To Catch A Thief 12:45 Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It Away! 13:45 New: The Hotel Inspector: 14:45 Film: Kate & Leopold 16:55 Film: Columbo: Publish Or Perish 18:25 Film: Columbo: Prescription Murder 20:05 NCIS: 21:00 NCIS 22:00 NCIS 22:55 5 News Weekend 23:00 Live Boxing

07:00 Switched 07:25 Ugly Betty: 08:10 Make It or Break It: 09:00 Charmed: 10:00 Glee: 11:00 Rules of Engagement: 11:30 How I Met Your Mother: 12:00 How I Met Your Mother: 12:30 Rules of Engagement: 15:00 The Big Bang Theory: 16:00 How I Met Your Mother: 17:00 Rude(ish) Tube 18:00 2 Broke Girls: 19:00 The Big Bang Theory: 20:00 How I Met Your Mother: 21:00 The Tomorrow People 22:00 Film: Aliens (1986)

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07:00 Breakfast 08:25 Match of the Day 10:00 The Andrew Marr Show 11:00 The Big Questions 12:00 Sunday Politics 13:15 MOTD2 Extra 14:00 BBC News 14:15 Bargain Hunt: 15:00 Formula 1: The Australian Grand... 17:00 Deadly on a Mission: Pole to Pole 17:35 Lifeline: 17:45 Escape to the Country 18:15 Songs of Praise: 18:50 BBC News 19:05 BBC London News 19:15 Blandings 19:45 Countryfile: 20:45 The Voice UK: 22:00 The Musketeers 23:00 BBC News 23:15 BBC London News 23:25 Match of the Day 2 00:25 Film: Minority Report

07:00 Film: I Know Where I’m Going 08:30 Monty Don’s Italian Gardens 09:30 Countryfile 10:25 Gardeners’ World 10:55 Saturday Kitchen Best Bites 12:25 James Martin: Home Comforts 13:10 Michel Roux’s Service 15:10 Film: Rear Window 17:00 Flog It! Trade Secrets 17:30 Collectaholics 18:30 The End of the Pier Show 19:00 The Hairy Bikers: Restoration... 20:00 Wild Burma: Nature’s Lost Kingdom 21:00 Top Gear: Burma Special 22:00 Fast and Fearless 23:00 Mock the Week Looks Back 23:35 Line of Duty 00:35 Film: The Shooting Party

7:00 Children’s TV 10:25 ITV News 10:30 Murder, She Wrote 11:25 Dickinson’s Real Deal 12:20 ITV News & Weather 12:30 River Monsters 13:30 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries 14:35 All Star Family Fortunes 15:20 Agatha Christie’s Marple 17:15 The Man with the Golden Gun[FILM] 19:45 ITV News & Weather 20:00 Catchphrase 21:00 Harry’s South Pole Heroes 22:00 Mr Selfridge 23:00 ITV News & Weather 23:15 You Saw Them Here First 00:15 LV= Cup Highlights

07:00 Paralympic Winter Games 11:30 Sunday Brunch 14:25 The Big Bang Theory 14:50 The Simpsons 15:50 Deal or No Deal 16:45 Paralympic Winter Games 18:55 Channel 4 News 19:30 The Floods That Foiled New Year 20:30 Live from Space: Lap of the Planet 23:05 Film: Terminator Salvation 01:15 Film: Memento

07:00Children’s TV 12:05 Chinese Food In Minutes 12:25 Film: Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son 14:30 Film: Doctor Dolittle 3 16:20 Film: Arthur and The Invisibles 18:05 Film: Disney’s The Haunted Mansion 19:45 5 News Weekend 19:50 Film: Hellboy 2: The Golden Army 22:00 Film: Killer Elite 00:15 Film: On Deadly Ground

07:00 Switched 07:25 Make It or Break It 08:15 Ugly Betty 09:00 Charmed 10:00 How I Met Your Mother: 11:00 Hollyoaks Omnibus 12:35 Revenge 14:35 Rude(ish) Tube 15:30 2 Broke Girls 16:30 The Big Bang Theory 17:00 The Tomorrow People 18:00 Troy 19:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 19:30 The Big Bang Theory 21:00 Film: Mission: Impossible 23:15 Rude Tube: Rude Tunes 00:15 My Mad Fat Diary

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7:00 Breakfast 10:15 Heir Hunters 11:00 Homes under the Hammer 12:00 Rip Off Britain: Food 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 17:15 Flog It! Trade Secrets 18:15 Pointless 19:00 BBC News at Six 20:00 The ONE Show 20:30 Bang Goes the Theory 21:00 EastEnders 21:30 The Great NHS Robbery 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 Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food 7:35 Homes under the Hammer 8:35 Countryside 999 9:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 The Restaurant Man 11:05 Great British Railway Journeys 11:35 Click 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The A to Z of TV Cooking 14:20 War Walks 14:50 British Isles: A Natural History 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 Egghea 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Top Gear: Burma Special 21:00 University Challenge 21:30 Mary Berry Cooks 22:00 The Plantagenets 23:00 Tony Parsons - The Art of Boxing 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 Auf Wiedersehen My Pet 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 I Never Knew That About Britain 21:30 Coronation Street 22:00 The Widower 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 The Agenda 00:05 The Secret Mediterranean with Trevor McDonald

7:00 Countdown 7:45 Will and Grace 8:10 Will and Grace 8:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 9:00 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 12:00 Phil: Secret Agent Down Under 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Coach Trip 13:40 River Cottage Bites 13:50 Ride the High Country 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 20:55 The Political Slot 21:30 Shop Secrets: Tricks of the Trade 22:00 One Born Every Minute 23:00 8 Out of 10 Cats 23:50 Gogglebox 00:50 Troy

7:00 Children’s TV 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 Accidental Witness [FILM] 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 The Big ‘Can’t Pay’ Debt Debate: Live 00:00 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

7:25 90210 8:10 Ugly Betty 9:00 Charmed 10:00 Made in Chelsea 11:00 New Girl 11:30 The Mindy Project 12:00 Charmed 13:00 Rules of Engagement 13:30 Hollyoaks 14:00 How I Met Your Mother 15:00 The Big Bang Theory 16:00 New Girl 16:30 The Mindy Project 17:00 Rules of Engagement 18:00 How I Met Your Mother 19:00 The Big Bang Theory 20:00 Hollyoaks 20:30 How I Met Your Mother 21:00 Brooklyn Nine-Nine 21:30 2 Broke Girls 22:00 Revenge 23:00 My Mad Fat Diary

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7:35 Homes under the Hammer 8:35 Rip Off Britain: Food 9:20 Wanted Down Under 10:05 Great British Garden Revival 11:05 Great British Railway Journeys 11:35 HARDtalk 12:00 BBC News 13:00 Daily Politics 14:00 The Super League Show 14:45 British Isles: A Natural History 15:35 Cagney and Lacey 16:25 Bergerac 17:15 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 17:45 ‘Allo ‘Allo! 18:15 Vintage Antiques Roadshow 19:00 Revenge of the Egghead 19:30 Sport Relief’s Top Dog 20:00 Antiques Road Trip 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 Viking Art: A Culture Show Special

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 Auf Wiedersehen My Pet 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 UEFA Champions League: Chelsea v Galatasaray 23:00 ITV News at Ten & Weather 23:35 UEFA Champions League: Extra Time 00:35 The Crocodile Hunter Diaries

7:00 Countdown 7:45 Will and Grace 8:35 Everybody Loves Raymond 10:00 Frasier 11:00 A Place in the Sun: Home or Away 12:00 Phil: Secret Agent Down Under 13:00 Channel 4 News Summary 13:05 Coach Trip 13:35 Hugh’s 3 Good Things: 13:50 Bend of the River 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 20:55 The Political Slot 21:00 Kirstie’s Best of Both Worlds 22:00 Food Prices: The Shocking Truth 23:00 Undercover Doctor: Cure Me I’m Gay 00:00 Coppers

7:00 Children’s TV 10:15 The Wright Stuff 12:10 Police Interceptors 13:10 5 News Lunchtime 13:15 The Hotel Inspector 14:15 Home and Away 14:45 Neighbours 15:15 NCIS 16:15 Cries in the Dark[FILM] 18:00 5 News at 5 18:30 Neighbours 19:00 Home and Away 19:30 The Big ‘Can’t Pay’ Debt Debate 20:00 Highland Emergency 21:00 Benidorm ER 22:00 The Mentalist 23:00 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit 23:55 Body Of Proof 00:55 Body Of Proof

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MARCH ISSUE No.2/ 11th-17th March 2014 (#22)

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La Nucia

La Nucia Dog Homing

Does a dog have doubts, so why should we. You have probably heard of the saying ‘That if you think you can’t or you think you can, then you are probably right’ or ‘if you aim for nothing, then you will probably be very successful’ I was thinking about this the other day and began to wonder if our dog friends have the same kind of thoughts. Do they enter the pound and think ‘oh well I might as well give up’ or do they enter and just get on with life. Some of them come through the doors of Benidorm Dog Pound and start to shake with fear, perhaps the same as a condemned man walking through the prison halls for the first time. The noise from the other dogs is an assault on your senses when you are a volunteer; dogs have much more sensitive hearing and must suffer terribly. They are locked in a cage. Food is from hotel left overs and biscuits to give them bulk. A walk, well it’s a distant dream as they may get one a week if they are lucky. Yet these dogs don’t give up, they look to you for love and attention. That short walk and cuddle is longed for, hoped for and enjoyed for every second you can spare them as they strain on their leads to find a short burst of freedom through the blue gates. How can I prove that dogs don’t give up that they never stop hoping, well I went

through the pound and found some of our longest serving captives, dogs that have been here 5 years, all their lives and yet still dream that one day a home will be theirs. If a dog can still dream when the odds of being picked out of the pen are 300/1 then perhaps it’s time to believe you can be where you want to be. Please can you help find a long serving dog a home by checking out Benidorm Dog Homing facebook page and look for Nando, Mesut, Desperado, Saltitos and Tango. You can call Maria on 677 37 33 96 to find out more. Gill Brookshaw (Life Coach) www.recoveringme.co.uk Phone 603295030 Dog of the week: Manuelo This lovely girl is 2 and half years old. We know because she was born in the pound and has never known human love till now. She is now learning what a walk on soil feels like after life in a concrete cell. Cars are a new experience and make her feel a bit nervous at the moment. The human hand causes her to be worried and now that she is learning to trust we are able to get her on a lead and take her for a walk. She is great on the lead and looks up at you for reassurance that all is Ok with sweet eyes. A medium sized dog, about labrador size and yet gentle and happy to just have life's chance of a home. Find out more by joining our facebook page at Benidorm Dog Homing or you can call Maria on 677 37 33 96 to find out more.

La Nucia will host the National Sports Gala 2015 La Nucia will host the 35th edition of the National Sports Gala, where the best athletes and Spanish teams are rewarded for their accomplishments during 2014. La Nucia, as confirmed by the National Congress of the Spanish Association of Sports Newspapers (AEPD), will take over from Santander, where Monday's awards were presented for the efforts of 2013. The dates on which the event will take place are yet to be decided, but the idea is that the National Sports Gala and Congress AEPD are to be held in the last week of February or the first week of March.

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On Friday 7th.March 55 members of the U3A Marina Baixa enjoyed their first outing of 2014. Leaving Albir by luxury coach at 9am the first stop of the day was for morning coffee at the Viva Espania, Oliva, giving everyone the opportunity to say meet their fellow trippers. Our destination was Gandia to visit The Ducal Palace, also known as the Palace of the Borgia family. The tour began at 11.00am with an English speaking guide who had a wealth of knowledge to share with us about the history of the Palace. The oldest part of the Palace dates from the 15th.Century and was renovated in 2010 to celebrate the 500th Anniversary of the birthplace of Francisco Borja. The Golden Gallery and the Crown Hall were spectacular and the members of the University of the Third Age absorbed this with enthusiasm. After the tour the group had time to explore Gandia. Some were happy to sit in the square and enjoy a drink in the sunshine, others took advantage of the shopping and restaurants Gandia has to offer. advertise Rob Parker the travel co-ordinator finds interesting places to visit for the travel with us AND group increasing our knowledge of the architecture, culture and traditions of Spain. Our next trip will be the 4th.April to Novelda, Castle of La Mola, Sanctuary of Santa Maria Magdalena, and the Bodega Salvador Poveda in Monovar. On the 2nd.May we will visit Caravaca de La Cruz for the Festival of the wine horses and if enough interest is shown by the U3A members a possible 2 nights FOR AS LITTLE stay on the Mar Menor. AS 20€/WEEK An interesting event on the 13th.June is River Rafting. Rob already has a list of members for this adventure. For more information visit the website – www.u3amarinabaixa.com Facebook Page – U3A Marina Baixa Or contact the secretary Joan Flint CONTACT US: Telephone 96 586 1226 – Mobile 663 637 167 966 800 551 The next general meeting of the U3A Marina Baixa will be on Monday 24th.March buzz@vistacostablanca.com at the Social Centre, Albir (near Mercadona) at 10.30am for 11.00am start.

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MARCH ISSUE No.2/ 11th-17th March 2014 (#22)

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Your weekly Horoscope ARIES

Even big, bad, bold you needs a little support now and then - like at the beginning of this week. Since you’re usually so self-sufficient, you might have to ask. By Wednesday and Thursday, though, the stars send bountiful super energy right to you, and you’re probably ready to make a daring move (at work? In the love department? Maybe both?). Go for it! If you’re staying up late or partying on Friday and Saturday, be sure to make up for it with some healthy stuff, too. And on Sunday, use a little charm to get your desire.

CANCER

You may want to nest or play it safe at the beginning of the week, but the stars are sending some not-to-be-missed possibilities your way. Welcome the new energy and make a new start. On Wednesday or Thursday, it might be time for a splurge - you deserve a reward, don’t you? Plans go nicely on Friday and Saturday, and you’ve got the ability to make others feel understood and right at home, no matter where you are. Sunday brings a problem and an active, honest approach gets things going in the right direction.

LIBRA

Just getting through your regular tasks may be tough at the beginning of the week, but getting upset about it won’t help. Keep at it, and look for better energy coming your way on Wednesday and Thursday. Now you’re making progress, and looking so good doing it that others might just ask you what your secret is. Will you tell? Social time’s favoured on Friday and Saturday, as is some lazing about - that is, recharging those batteries. A couple of days of extra sexiness start on Sunday - what are you going to do to take advantage?

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TAURUS

Home may be where the heart is at the beginning of the week, but communication’s favoured now, too. Get on the phone or online and share your feelings, and you’ll get very nice responses. You could encounter somebody as stubborn as you on Wednesday or Thursday; think what you can accomplish if you join forces instead of butting heads! On Friday and Saturday, you’re looking lucky, and the chance for romance is looking good. Plan a great date or head out on the town with friends. On Sunday, excitement awaits in an unexpected place. Find it!

LEO

You have a catlike sixth sense at the beginning of the week, with the reflexive knowledge of how to approach people and situations. You’ll definitely land on your feet now. Wednesday and Thursday look even better, with your personal heat turned up to sizzling. Energy, excitement, fun and fabulousness are there for the taking. Keep your expenditures to a minimum on Friday and Saturday; feed your mind instead of opening your wallet. On Sunday, the universe serves you sweetness, with a cherry on top. Revel in it.

SCORPIO

Dreams, intuition and other less-than-logical stuff figure prominently at the beginning of the week. Heed your inner voice, and let your subconscious provide clues. Around Wednesday or Thursday, some real-world hassles require your attention; handling them calmly reduces the stress factor. Your karma gets a major boost if you step outside yourself and donate your time, money or expertise (or all three) to a good cause on Friday or Saturday. And on Sunday, be extra patient with everyone - including yourself.

AQUARIUS

Conflict, opposition or limiting factors may come into play at the beginning of the week, and your response is everything. Use your powers of patience and flex your muscle of understanding. Make a busy schedule and stick to it on Wednesday and Thursday - it could come in handy when you’re asked to do something you’d rather not do. Friday and Saturday find a goal or two definitely within reach, and not just when it comes to work, either. On Sunday, the vibe is good for kicking off a new project.

Even if you’re off-balance at the beginning of the week, stick with your routine as much as possible. Going through the motions has a therapeutic effect. By Wednesday and Thursday, you can identify a contradiction, make a discovery and find a way to move forward that feels great. An interruption or delay could be a good thing now. You’re not so much judging books by their covers as speed-reading on Friday and Saturday; find out a lot in short order. On Sunday, the stars send extra brains and curiosity your way.

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Being thrifty at the beginning of the week gives you a bit of a creative challenge, and it also gives you a little extra for a future plan or splurge. Make your own lunch and make your own fun. You’re quick with ideas and have the stamina to carry them out around Wednesday and Thursday. Progress abounds! On Friday and Saturday, watch out for some sort of interference - a misunderstanding, a busybody, something getting lost in the shuffle. Be clear and concise. Sunday’s stars send you extra sexiness now. Make the most of it!

VIRGO

Turn those organizational abilities toward planning a social event or a great date at the beginning of the week - it’ll likely come together as the best thing ever. You may be the underdog in a certain situation on Wednesday or Thursday, but somebody’s pulling for you. Figure out who, and get some tips and support. Friday and Saturday are great days to be you. With the stars on your side, you can get a ton done and also attract some attention via your extra sparkle. On Sunday, don’t commit. You’ll want to stick with ‘maybe’ on any big decisions - at least for today.

SAGITTARIUS

A deeper, more meaningful level can be reached at the beginning of the week, whether in a relationship or in your own outlook. Your core values are especially relevant now. You’re a winner on Wednesday and Thursday, if the stars have their say - and remember, you can’t win if you don’t play. Take a chance (maybe in the realm of romance!). Beware of imbalances of power on Friday and Saturday; anyone who thinks they’re the boss of you could be problematic. You’re extra articulate and very tuned on on Sunday - speak up!

PISCES

You’ve got the power of love on your side at the beginning of the week - platonic, romantic, altruistic and more. How will you use its mysterious forces? Wednesday or Thursday ask that you hone your concentration and be attentive to what’s around you. The most mundane things hold important keys now. You’re rather analytical on Friday and Saturday, which may take somebody by surprise. Show your soft side, too. Sunday is all about sorting through old things to make way for new ones.

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1. Which actor was the first to play Doctor Who? 2. The Eastenders theme tune was given lyrics and released as a single in 1986 by Anita Dobson – but what was the sing called? 3. Which actor played the original ‘Granddad’ in Only Fools and Horses? 4. In 2008, Kate Winslet finally won an Academy Award for Best Actress – but which film was it for? 5. The first three films of which child actress were Tiger Bay (1959), Pollyanna (1960) and The Parent Trap (1961)? 6. Which actress links ‘The Darling Buds of May’ and ‘Rosemary and Thyme’? 7. What was the name of the sequel to the 1986 film Highlander? 8. And which band recorded the soundtrack to the first Highlander film? 9. In the 1994 Disney film the Lion King, which actor provided the voice of the evil lion ‘Scar’? 10. In the film Mary Poppins, who played Mrs Banks, mother to Jane and Michael?

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Tech&Gadgets

Neil Young's New Pono Music Player resolution digital music from both major labels and prominent independent labels." It's not been confirmed yet who exactly that will include, though hopefully there's a decent stash available to listen to by the time the device is launched. One nice piece of news is that the device will, apparently, not feature any DRM restrictions. Whether a standalone portable digital music player is what the world really needs in 2014 is up for debate. But for some audiophiles, the March 15th pre-order day might not be here soon enough. Are you convinced?

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The music player has 128GB of memory and can "store from about 100 to 500 high-resolution digital-music albums," though you'll be able to expand that with a memory card. It also has both a touchscreen LCD and some physical buttons, too. It's designed to work with an associated PonoMusic.com service, which will provide users with "the finest quality, highest-

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Neil Young's new music player, Pono, has been on the cards for some time. But now, there are finally some real details: from March 15th, you'll be able to pre-order one on Kickstarter for £240. The big, bright triangular digital music player provides "studio master-quality digital music at the highest audio fidelity possible" according to PonoMusic, which gives listeners the ability to "experience music the way the artists intended." It remains to be seen exactly how accurate that is—and whether there's consumer demand for it—but it's kind of neat that the Canadian rocker is pushing the idea so hard.

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THIS is it - the pinnacle of jump racing – four days of racing with four fantastic feature races and a supporting card of supreme tests over all trips and under all disciplines during the festival. Kauto Star, Denman, Long Run, Best Mate and a host of other famous names have sealed their reputations at the festival, which packs out the stands with punters and

CHELTENHAM'S FOUR FEATURE RACES Legends are made in the festival's biggest races Tuesday The Champion Hurdle Run over the minimum two-mile trip and the smaller obstacles, the Champion Hurdle is the kingmaker race for the paciest players in the National Hunt game. However, the flashy speedsters must still have the grit and resolve to see out the race as they come home up the famous hill. Wednesday The Queen Mother Champion Chase The breathtaking alchemy of jumping testing fences and galloping at high speed finds its apotheosis in Cheltenham's Champion Chase, run over two miles. Won by the brilliant likes of Moscow Flyer, Master Minded and Sprinter Sacre in recent memory, its winners are often among the most thrilling sights at the Festival.

enthusiasts from Britain and Ireland. There's a genuine festive atmosphere from start to finish, a relaxed vibe punctuated regularly by some of the biggest roars of applause and appreciation you'll hear at any meeting.

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Friday The Cheltenham Gold Cup No race on the planet offers a more complete test of a National Hunt racehorse than the Gold Cup. The finest staying chasers in the business do battle for more than three miles over Cheltenham’s staminadraining undulations at the kind of gallop that only the crème de la crème can live with.

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whole mile longer than the Champion Hurdle. As the race enters its final furlongs only the most resolute stayers have the sheer determination to give more still in the search for Grade 1 glory.

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11-year wait for Triple Crown at Twickenham

England won their first Triple Crown for 11 years and stayed firmly on course for the RBS 6 Nations title after reigning champions Wales wilted in glorious Twickenham sunshine. Emphatically avenging a record drubbing at Wales' hands last season, England's 29-18 victory means if they beat Italy in Rome next Saturday and current tournament leaders Ireland lose or draw away to France, then Chris Robshaw's men will take the title. Wales' bid for an unprecedented Six Nations title hat-trick effectively ended on a sobering afternoon for a team that

was also dismantled by Ireland four weeks ago. Scrum-half Danny Care and centre Luther Burrell scored tries during the opening 35 minutes for England, while Owen Farrell kicked 19 points, landing all seven of his shots at goal. Only Leigh Halfpenny's astonishing accuracy - six penalties from six attempts - kept Wales interested, but they could have no complaints as England's dominance gained a rich and right reward on the scoreboard. It was a landmark success in England coach Stuart Lancaster's two-year reign, and also struck an early psychological blow ahead of the countries' World Cup 2015 pool meeting in 18 months' time.

England's rugby union players gave supporters an insight into their dressing room celebrations after a dominating 29-18 victory over Wales in the Six Nations on Sunday. After Ellen Degeneres sparked the trend of a 'superstar selfie' at the Oscars last week, England hooker Dylan Hartley

England rugby stars celebrate Triple Crown with dressing room selfie.

created another star-studded portrait, posting an image of the triumphant players hoisting the Triple Crown aloft.

FA Cup: Wigan KO Man City

FA Cup holders Wigan booked a semi-final date with Arsenal after stunning Manchester City in a 2-1 win at The Etihad. Jordi Gomez and James Perch struck as Wigan kept their defence going with an heroic display on Sunday afternoon. Gomez converted a penalty after more bad defending by the erratic Martin Demichelis and Perch tapped in early in the second half as the holders booked a semi-final date with Arsenal at Wembley. Samir Nasri did pull one back with a 20-yard half-volley on 68 as City produced a strong finish but they

Adrian Lewis £50,000 Jackpot

A good week for ‘Jackpot’ in the darts as he came from 6-3 down to rescue a point against world champion Michael van Gerwen in the Premier League before going on to add a fourth major over the weekend with victory in the UK Open in Minehead. Lewis emerged from the ‘FA Cup of darts’ and a field of 138 hopefuls before battering Terry Jenkins 11-1 in the final. Lewis moved back up to World No 3 in the process and also took home a £50,000 first prize, not bad for a weekend away in Butlins.

were unable to prevent a repeat of Wigan's shock victory in last year's final at Wembley. The result was a tactical triumph for former City striker Uwe Rosler, who has revived Wigan's fortunes since taking over as manager in December. A week ago his side produced a fightback to snatch the Capital One Cup from Sunderland but they could not repeat the feat and hopes of a domestic treble are over.

Sheffield dream on English third-tier club Sheffield United kept alive their FA Cup dream when two goals in as many minutes gave them a 2-0 victory over Charlton Athletic and a place in the semi-finals. They were joined in the last four by Hull City, who overcame a missed penalty by Sone Aluko to trounce Sunderland 3-0 in their allPremier League quarterfinal. Hull’s Curtis Davies, David Meyler and Matty Fryatt scored in a nine-minute spell, capitalising on two wretched mistakes by Sunderland midfielder Lee Cattermole as Steve Bruce’s club advanced to the semis for the first time since 1930. Semi-finals, 12-13 April Wigan Athletic v Arsenal Hull City v Sheffield United

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Newcastle midfielder Dan Gosling admits FA betting charge

Dan Gosling has admitted a Football Association charge after breaking rules over betting. The matter relates to multiple breaches of Rule E8(b) for misconduct in relation to betting. Gosling has requested a personal hearing, on a date yet to be arranged. Rule E8(b) specifies players must not bet either directly or indirectly or instruct, permit, cause or enable any person to bet on any result, progress or conduct of a match or competition in which they participate or have participated in during a season or in which they have any influence.

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Club Pld Pts 1 Chelsea 29 66 2 Liverpool 28 59 3 Arsenal 28 59 4 Man City 26 57 5 Spurs 29 53 6 Man Utd 28 48 7 Everton 27 48 8 Newcastle 28 43 9 Southampton 29 42 10 West Ham 28 31 11 Aston Villa 28 31 12 Stoke 29 31 13 Hull 28 30 14 Swansea 28 29 15 Norwich 29 29 16 Crystal Palace 28 27 17 West Brom 28 25 18 Cardiff 29 25 19 Sunderland 26 24 20 Fulham 29 21

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13:45 - BPL- Hull v Man City 16:00 - BPL- Southampton v Norwich 16:00 - BPL- Stoke v West Ham 16:00 - BPL- Sunderland v Crystal Palace 16:00 - BPL- Swansea v West Brom 16:00 - BPL- Everton v Cardiff 16:00 - BPL- Fulham v Newcastle 18:30 - BPL - Aston Villa v Chelsea 07:00 Formula 1 - Australian GP 14:30 - BPL - Man Utd v Liverpool 17:00- BPL - Tottenham v Arsenal 20:45 UCL - Chelsea v Galatasaray

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which gave her 28 points. The Loonies have qualified for a stake on our Cellar Bar Cert Tip selected by Ian Charman who is due a winner. Down in the doldrums Heidi’s Pot Luckers have drifted further away from Kim & Rachel’s Team El.Nui Baddies the deficit now being 64 points. In our Golden Boot League which is sponsored by Leonard Knowles Construction the Leaders Abby Brigade were without their potent strike force of Liverpool’s S.A.S. unfortunately 2nd placed Micky’s Team Woodside failed to gain any ground on the Leaders with a zero total.Brian’s Stretford Enders have been making steady progress in this Section and they are now in 3rd spot.No change at the bottom of this League where Alan’s Team Wangies Al Stars remain 10 points behind Stuart’s Beach Terrace Boys. The highest scoring Team this Week was Laik’s Loonies(44) and lowest scoring Team was Gareth side Epic with a minus 5 both will go into our Premier Imports Draw at the end of the Month for a fine case of Wine. Manager of the Month for March is being kindly sponsored by Rachel at the El.Nui in Alfaz who does freshly cooked Cod & Chips on a Friday as well as a Menu everyday at 4 Euros. Leading the Race this Month after 2 Weeks is Laik’s Loonies who have a 7 point advantage over Brian’s Stretford Enders.Rob’s Scunny F.C. and Boshy’s Beasts are in joint 3rd place. The Breakfast for 2 at Rafters sponsored by Kate has been won by Ian’s team Stockport United after jumping up 26

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ALFAZ FANTASY FOOTBALL LEAGUE For the 2nd Week running the Fantasy League produced another low scoring Week with the average score being only 13 points.There was 3 F.A.Cup Ties & 5 Premier League games contributing to this weeks Fantasy which produced 25 goals,4 clean sheets,27 yellow cards and 2 red ones. Spurs Kaboul (who I thought was little harsh to be sent off) and Stoke’s Penalty Taker Walters both received their marching orders. Danielle’s Team Charlie’s Chico’s made it to the top of the Fantasy League for the 2nd time this Season when they took over from Abby’s Brigade.The lead is only 2 points. Laik’s Lonies are in 3rd place just behind the Leaders then comes Rob’s Team Scunny F.C. This Season the Fantasy League is turning out to be one of the most intriguing yet, as only 60 points separate the top Ten Teams so anybody can still win it.At the other end of the Table Heidi’s Pot Luckers are 22 points adrift of Ben’s Boys. Rocky’s Mini Spurs managed to close the gap on the runaway Leaders Abby Brigade at the top our Junior League while Gian’s Team Monsuno Marauders slipped into 3rd place and could make a big challenge on the top 2 in the next few weeks.At the other end Ben’s Boys are already braced for the big drop at the end of the Season. Charlie’s Chico’s are still top of our Mark Carter Ladies League but coming up fast on the rails is the in form Laik’s Loonies who this Week bagged the highest score in this Section with 44 points all her 5 Defenders kept clean sheets

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places No 123. This weekend the 5th Round of our very popular K.O.Cup Competition takes place.Kelvin’s team Republic of Ashton who are favourites take on Dave’s Rhuddlan Reds in what should be a cracker while our only Junior Manager left in is Jack whose Team Jacks Going to Walk It can live up to their name if they dispose of Keith’s team Max & Paddy. Don’t forget all the results and League Tables can be found on our website which is www.alfazffl.com or if you can’t access a computer you can always pop 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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Biggest ever Winter Paralympics The biggest ever Winter

Paralympics has started in Sochi. More than 500 athletes from 45 countries will compete for 72 gold medals in five sports over 10 days. It is the largest number of countries to take part in the event since it was first held in 1976. Teenager Millie Knight carried the British flag during the opening ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Fisht Stadium on Friday 7th March, events started on Saturday. Britain have sent a team of 15 athletes and have already made history, Kelly Gallagher and guide Charlotte Evans won Paralympic GB's first ever gold at the Winter Games with victory in the visually impaired super-G in Sochi. They both manage to communicate on their way down the slopes via bluetooth headsets as they travel at speeds of up to 100km/h. Since linking up together, they have won silver and bronze medals in the 2011 and 2013 World Championships as well as World Cup honours. Britain has had athletes competing in every Winter Paralympics since the first event in 1976 in Sweden. Gallagher and Evans and Etherington and Powell will be in action again on Tuesday, along with Turney and fellow sit-skier Mick Brennan when they compete in the super combined event.

Carl Froch v George Groves:

60,000 tickets sold as Groves demands neutral referee for Wembey fight. George Groves will refuse to fight Carl Froch unless the British Boxing Board of Control sanction neutral officials for their super-middleweight world title rematch at Wembley Stadium. The 25-year-old Londoner has claimed the May 31 rematch, mandated by the IBF, will not go ahead unless the BBBofC allow a non-British crew of match officials. Groves labelled the ninth-round stoppage by referee Howard Foster that handed Froch a controversial victory in November a "stonewall" robbery.


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