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With the temperatures rising, many of us will be heading to the beaches. Spain has great beaches; in fact Spain has the most blue-flagged beaches of any country in the world, awarded to 590 bathing spots across its vast coastline for reaching high standards of cleanliness.

However, even on the cleanest beach there is every chance that you will find a cigarette butt as you dig your toes in the warm sand. But things are changing; a nationwide movement against smoking has seen beaches across Spain designated as ‘smoke-free’ zones, with Andalusia becoming the latest region to consider banning smoking on certain beaches.

Thanks to a 2018 initiative, Murcia currently has 9 smoke-free beaches, with the aim of educating the population about the harmful effects of consuming tobacco and cannabis.

Valencia plans to run a scheme to see if councils want to introduce designated smoke free zones but none have yet been declared.

For your TV viewing, more new drama is on offer this week with Ransom on 5USA on Tuesday and Catch-22 on Channel4 on Thursday. Returning with new series are Ackley Bridge on Channel4 on Tuesday and Chicago PD on 5USA on Thursday. You can read details on these and more programmes featured in the magazine.

Other returning series of interest include The Supervet on Wednesday, George Clarke's Old House, New Home on Thursday and The Crystal Maze Celebrities on Friday, all of these on Channel4.

Soccer Aid is on itv on Sunday with a star studded line up of players in the annual charity football match for UNICEF and you can read more in the magazine.

In sport, the Women´s Football World Cup continues with various live matches being screened across the BBC.

 

Editor´s Pick of the Week

Top Gear on BBC TWO on Sunday at 9pm

Following Matt LeBlanc’s announcement that he will leave the show, Top Gear announced a new look line-up of hosts who are destined to cause comedic car chaos and take the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show to another level.

Lancashire lads Paddy McGuinness, the primetime entertainment host and comedian, and former Ashes-winning England cricketer and TV presenter Freddie Flintoff, join motoring journalist and racing-driver Chris Harris in what promises to be one of television’s most explosive combinations of entertainment firepower and petrolhead fumes.

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