Arts and Entertainment Once more unto the beach: E4's opening episode of 'Geeks' travelled to Marbella

An E4 show called Beauty and the Geek, used to be a guilty pleasure of mine. Guilty because while I enjoyed the spectacle of paired-up strangers bringing out the best in one another other, I didn't enjoy the reductive labelling or the sexist gender division whereby the "geek" was always a man and the "beauty" was always a woman.

Letter: Pinochet's fate

Sir: You report Mr Blair as having told Le Monde that the arrest of General Pinochet was "simply the result of two judicial systems, Spanish and British, joined together by an extradition treaty" ("Free him now, says Thatcher", 22 October).

Obituary: Espartaco Santoni

ESPARTACO SANTONI enjoyed two cinematic triumphs, one at the beginning and one at the end of his career, but he was chiefly famed for his jet- set lifestyle on the Spanish Costa del Sol - which included numerous marriages, at least one of them bigamous.

Charity worker's death `suspicious'

THE FAMILY of a young British voluntary worker whose body was found in a remote part of Belize believe she died in suspicious circumstances.

Dance Review: Simplicity makes for strong theatre

Fuego Flamenco Bloomsbury Theatre, London

Missing teenager found

A man is being questioned on suspicion of abduction after the Essex schoolgirl Sally Claydon was found in Aberdeen. Police had been hunting for the 13-year-old since her disappearance on 16 November. Airports and ports had been put on alert amid fears that she may have tried to travel to Spain.

Golf: Nicklaus Jnr joins Tour

Gary Nicklaus, son of Jack, was one of three United States players to make the European Tour following the conclusion of the qualifying school at the Guadalmina course in southern Spain yesterday. He recently failed to qualify from the United States Tour school.

Golf: School spoilt by rain in Spain

Officials have reduced the PGA European Tour Qualifying School tournament, normally played over six rounds, to only 72 holes because of continuing bad weather at the San Roque and Guadalmina courses on the Costa del Sol in Spain.

Golf: Binaghi hit by lightning

Alberto Binaghi, the Italian Dunhill Cup player, was hit by lightning yesterday as the PGA European Tour Qualifying School was again affected by storms on the Costa del Sol.

Travel: Sun, sand ... and seas of greens

For Costa del Sol read Costa del Golf, as Mick Webb discovers.

Photo-shoot: Valderrama: veni, vidi, vici

The intimate atmosphere of last weekend's Ryder Cup at Valderrama - where a respectful but excited gallery rubbed shoulders with golf's richest and best from Europe and the United States - contributed to a special event. Andy Farrell mingled with a crowd worthy of the occasion.

Beaches; Summer madness

This weekend, seemingly all of Spain will descend upon the little town of Benidorm, to reclaim its finest beach from kiss-me-quick Britons.

Sun shines again on Spanish costas

The classic villa in Spain still tops the Brit wish list, writes William Raynor. 150,000 owners can't be wrong

Sun, sea and a strong pound. What more could an expat want?

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The Costa life

Penny Jackson on the appeal of homeowning in Spain

Send away the clowns

The bland soundtrack of Saltimbanco is hardly a new cutting edge for the grand old tradition of circus music. By Philip Sweeney
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