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elcome to the Almería Focus Magazine and really useful A-Z Directory for the Levante area, with more than 2000 entries and contact numbers! View it online at www.almeriafocus.com. The Focus is free every month and distributed from Mojácar to Aguilas on the coast and inland as far as Albox and Huércal Overa.

Contents Heat, Cars & People ..............................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …...........…………................................…….12 So Now You Know .........................................................................26 Are You Up to Date? ...................................................................28 DVD of the Month ….....………………......…......................................29 The Sorbas Monster ...............................................................30 Brain Research .............................................................................32 Changes in Parenthood! .................................................................33 In the News Again ...................................................................34 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 Useful Numbers ............................................................................82 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ...................................88 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Contact 670 84 92 65, or sales@almeriafocus.com The Copy Deadline for the September Issue is August 20th You can contact us by Tel/Fax: 950 472 441 By e-mail: info@almeriafocus.com By post: The Almería Focus, Apartado 1231, 04638, Mojácar, Almería Layout and design by Jane Milsom

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his is the month when the population can quadruple, particularly on the coast. This year the Hotels are trying to shave their prices to attract the last minute bookings, and rental companies are reporting good initial figures.

annual festival and fair between 21st & An August Easter Procession 28th, including the bullfights between August 22nd & 28th. This year the main events take place in the brand new “Recinto Ferial” that has been promised for many years, but is now finally happening. The Hotels and bars in the city and port will still offer their festive attractions, including street entertainment. Sunday, August 29th is the official end of the festival with the statue of Mary, Virgin of the Sea being paraded.

The ‘Sand and the Sea’ are still a sufficient lure for many, particularly the Spaniards from Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. It appears that bookings are for the first fortnight, or the second fortnight, or longer periods of time which is how it used to be before the economic recession. Apart from the National Fiesta of August 15th that will slide over to August 16th, there are no The weekend of August 14th and 15th is the other National Bank Holidays. Many towns and changeover weekend for those holiday makers villages celebrate the fiesta of their patron saints who are here for a fortnight, and August 15th is (there are usually two, one male and one female) a National Holiday as it celebrates the religious and this applies to Garrucha which celebrates its Feast of the Assumption. As it falls on a Sunday fiesta for ‘San Joaquin’ in mid August, with a fair, this year, banks town halls and “official” offices late night music and eating and drinking. ‘San will be shut on Monday 16th instead. Bear this in Roque’ fiestas are also mid August and are mind, and also the fact that some businesses will observed in Arboleas, Antas, Albox and Sorbas in be shut for the whole of August, or part of it, or particular, with markets, floats, concerts and the working restricted hours. throwing of bread rolls on August 16th. Mojácar celebrates one of its patron saint fiestas, that of A lot of the entertainment in August, if not actually ‘San Agustín’ on the last weekend of August. on the beach, is in the open air including the 7th “Creamfields” Andalucía Music Festival at El Ejido Apart from major events, August is the month in on August 14th. (See What’s On section for this particular when street theatre, films, magicians and other events). Almería City celebrates the and dancers tour the province, intending to provide something for everyone. If you are beach volley ball fans, August 21st and 22nd are the dates for the Mojácar ‘Mandala Beach’ volleyball finals, with a first prize of 1,200 euros.

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‘Patronal Fiestas’, where the patron saint of a town or village is celebrated, continue throughout the year. During the summer months there is an increase as the town or village often select a patron saint at this time of year. This means that there is a better chance of good weather, more daylight, and possibly no school for children the next day. People who have moved away, but still have families or relatives in the place where they were born, try to get back for a ‘patronal’ fiesta, and keep in contact.

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Focus on Local News Free Books From the next school year all school children in Primary and Secondary education in Andalucia will receive free school text books. This scheme was started in 2005 by the Junta de Andalucía (governing body for Andalucía, including Almería). 77,000 pupils will qualify for this scheme in Almería province at a cost of 3 million euros. The value of the textbooks varies from 127 euros to 254 euros, per child, for the year. The textbooks are given to the pupils on the understanding that they look after them, and return them in good condition at the end of their school year. The books are then used again over a four year period, after which they are replaced.

Fields Forever” in 1966 when he first visited Almería. John was primarily in Almería to act in the film “How I won the war” by Richard Lester. The 2nd floor of the museum is entirely devoted to John, including a replica bath, where he is believed to have composed most of the song. Advanced audiovisual equipment help the visitor to understand the period in history. The bottom floor of the museum is devoted to artefacts from films, homages to famous directors and actors and a video devoted to Sergio Leone. The history of the original cortijo, that is now the museum, Cortijo Romero, is also featured. It is intended that the museum becomes a major tourist attraction.

Changes Made Easier The Spanish traffic authorities and the Association of town halls have signed an agreement to make life easier. Town halls who have signed up for this scheme will now pass on changes of address for driving licences and car tax documentation to the traffic department. The office that deals with the padrón register (list of residents) will carry this out. At present, town halls of Almería, Huércal-Overa, Níjar, Fiñana, Antas, Tíjola, Tabernas, Vélez-Rubio, Albox and Vera are included in this plan. Mojácar Green House Mojácar town hall has unveiled a plan to build an energy saving and ecological building. This has come about because Mojácar has no similar building to the one that guests stay in at Encamp in Andorra, twinned with Mojácar. It is intended that the new building become a tourist attraction. A representative of the town hall and the company ‘Ecoholística’ recently presented the project to Sonia Rodríquez of the Science & Innovation Department, to explore grants. Almería Film Museum The Almería film museum is scheduled to open its doors to the public this month. The project has included the almost complete restoration of the house where John Lennon composed “Strawberry

Electric Cars The new ‘El Corte Inglés’ store in El Ejido has been equipped with charger points for electric cars, but the electricity supply company ‘Endesa’ recently installed the first charger points in Almería City, close to their new headquarters. Their Director General, Francisco Arteaga, announced that ‘Endesa’ had purchased 400 hybrid vehicles from China, to be used throughout Spain as commercial vehicles. Some 10 to 15 vehicles will come to Almería. ‘Endesa’ has signed an agreement with government and local authorities to investigate and promote the use of hybrid or electricity only cars and vehicles. The Spanish Government hope that by 2025 the number of vehicles using hybrid or electricity only will be greater then those of conventional vehicles.

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Focus on Local News continued El Ejido Scandal On July 29th, José Alemán and José Amate were released from prison on bail. They were the last two people still in prison in this case for 284 days. The conditions of bail for both men was that they paid 600,000 euros in bail, reported to a police station every week, had their passports confiscated and were prohibited from leaving Spain. Over 30 people have now been charged in this investigation codenamed “Operación Poniente” dealing with corruption, bribery and other charges centred round the town hall. José Alemán was released from the El Acebuche prison in Almería and José Amat from the Valdemoro prison near Madrid. Juan Enciso, mayor of El Ejido was released on bail in mid June. Not Fit to Drink The Health Department in Almería publishes reports every so often regarding the quality of the water. A new report has just been published and lists 20 town halls and municipalities where the water is classified as not suitable for drinking nor for cooking! Included in this list is Albox, Antas, Arboleas, Cantoria, Carboneras, Cuevas del Almanzora, Garrucha, Huércal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Mojácar, Pulpí and Vera. Níjar, Viator and Oria were listed separately as some parts of these municipalities get their water from different locations. Manuel Lucas, the Health Delegate for Almería province published the list and stated that nowhere in Almería province had water that was a health hazard. He further stated that the town halls had a responsibility to monitor their water supplies and send results to his department. These results are periodically published. When the pipeline from Carboneras to Cuevas del Almanzora is completed and connected, the water supply will improve rapidly for many of the municipalities listed. Lorry Tax Lorry drivers and owners with vehicles that weigh 3.5 tonnes unladen, are incensed regarding the possibility of a tax on such vehicles on Spanish roads, that would include them. Legislation was

first passed in the EU in 1994 regarding heavy lorries, and has become known in Spain as the “Euroviñeta”. Switzerland was the first country to introduce a tax, Holland, France and Germany soon joined and now 17 EU countries charge for heavy lorries. The Spanish Minister of Transport is talking about a tax of 1 céntimo per kilometre. The tax in France and Germany is 3 céntimos. The money collected would go towards the cost of road maintenance which is 1,200 million euros per year throughout Spain, and 11 million euros in Almería province. The lorry drivers complain that this extra tax would ruin them, particularly in the fruit and vegetable industries.

Virgin Extra 94% of the olive oil produced in Almería province is of “Virgin Extra” quality, which puts Almería province at the head of the list for all of Spain. As regards quantity, Almería produces 4% of the national output and 10% of that of Andalucía. In the 2009/2010 season 36,000 tonnes of olives were used for oil, resulting in just over 7,000 tonnes of oil. Most of the oil is bottled as the oil is in high demand and commands a higher price when bottled. Some oil is sold in bulk, principally to Italian bottlers who particularly appreciate the Almería oil. The Day the Earth Moved Monday June 5th was a day when hundreds of people asked, “What was that?”, including the Socialist councillor of Almería city, Carmelo Bentué,

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Focus on Local News continued who was speaking during a council meeting. The cause of all these questions was an earth tremor of 4.3 on the Richter scale about lunchtime, centred off the coast of Almería, near the island of Alborán. The tremor lasted 3 seconds, but there had in fact been several other weaker tremors starting at 4am. Experts stated that this was nothing unusual as the area where the tremors started was well known for having geological faults and they forecast various smaller tremors over the following week which did take place. Over a 24 hr period starting with the first tremor, some 30 others were registered by the Andalucían Institute of Geophysics.

have been carried out at a cost of about 36,000 euros. Apart from waterproofing the pool itself, work has been done to improve and repair the pipework and pump equipment. The shower area has been improved and new areas of shade created, following the erection of a new pergola. Money to partly fund this project came from the Almería Sports grants of 2008.

Passenger Calls The Spanish government has approved the permission for passengers to use mobile telephones whilst in Spanish airspace. This follows the signing of an agreement with the telecommunication Lourdes García Search company for aircraft that operate the on-board Local residents living near the La Envía golf course system MCA (Mobile Communication on Aircraft). between Roquetas and Vicar were surprised to find members of the Guardia Civil police searching adjoining land on June 1st. They were looking for Lourdes Garcia who went missing on October 3rd 2009, aged 34, after she left work in Roquetas. A police spokesperson declined to comment why the search had actively started again, and also why this particular area was being searched. The search that went on for several days and included sniffer dogs, appeared to reveal nothing new. Pension Age to Change The Spanish government are intending to raise the retirement age from 65 to 67. If parliament agree, this will take place at some future date to be decided. Octavio Granado, Spanish Secretary of State for Social Security, thinks that raising the retirement age by 2 years will be sufficient if done quickly, and it is not necessary to start thinking about a retirement age of 70, as proposed by the EU. It is calculated that in 2020 there will be 10 million pensioners; 12.5 million in 2030; 15.5 million in 2040, a figure that is double the 8.6 million pensioners at present. Most western nations are concerned how they will be able to pay state pensions in the future, when figures rise.

Melon Studies A company in Almería, “Tecnova”, is working closely with other companies and a large fruit co-operative to study melons using infra-red equipment. At present, sample melons are cut opened to check if they are ready to be sold, and this means the melons opened cannot be sold and they only test one from a large batch. The infra-red process can be used to test every melon if required, is not destructive, and is a simple test. The study will continue until the end of summer.

APNEA Sufferers Bédar Pool The Bédar swimming pool is now open again The Torrecárdenas hospital in Almería deals with following maintenance and improvements that 600 cases every year of patients who suffer from

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Focus on Local News continued Apnea. Apnea is the condition where a sleeper stops breathing for a short period of time. Quite often the sleeper is not aware that they suffer from this problem. The effect of Apnea is that the sleeper receives less oxygen and interrupted sleep and dream patterns. About 2-4% of the population suffer from this problem which is more usual in men, particularly if overweight. The problem can result in tiredness during the day, being irritable, or in some cases heart or breathing problems. The Director of the Torrecárdenas department, Gustavo Villegas, states that apart from people being overweight, there can be anatomical reasons for Apnea such as blockages in the upper airways or inability to breathe through the nose.

New Payment Terms A new law, ‘La Ley de Morosidad’ came into force during July, designed to help companies and self employed people to get paid for work done. The time period for payment is specified by the new law. At the moment there is a transition period until 2013. The transition period means that town halls have to pay their providers for work done within 50 days in 2010 & 2011, 45 days in 2012 and 30 days from January 1st 2013. Credit in the form of loans is available from the Spanish Official Institute of Credit for town halls who are suffering financially. For private companies the time period is 85 days until the end of 2011, 75 days in 2012 and 60 days in 2013. The new law prohibits buyers of goods and services putting in a clause that extends these periods. Some town halls have been keeping suppliers waiting for payment for periods that can amount to years! This helps the town hall, but small companies struggle to survive. Beach Internet Services Visitors to Carboneras can check on the Internet the exact state of the beaches and what safety flags are being flown. They can do this by going to the web page of the Protección Civil at www.proteccioncivilcarboneras.es. Persons wishing to check on the facilities for disabled people can visit www.faamalmeria.com where the information is available for 35 beaches.

Albox Houses During July the pressure group AUAN, fighting for house owners with problems, announced that some 98 further properties were the subject of investigation, and could ultimately be demolished. The mayor of Albox, José García Navarro, issued a statement saying that the 98 properties were not in danger of being demolished, and asked AUAN not to cause alarm. On July 20th, Rosa Aguilar, councillor for housing and public works visited Albox and stated that in September, various working groups would be established to investigate and provide solutions, including consultation with AUAN and any family affected.

New Turtle Release The Andalucían councillor for the Environment and the rector of Cabo de Gata park recently released into the sea, 80 small turtles that had hatched on the Amoladeras beach last year. After birth they were taken to Algeciras where they were raised in tanks. Altogether it is intended to release 376 such turtles. Meanwhile 500 turtle eggs from African breeding sites will be buried on the same beach. The baby turtles will go to Algeciras. If all goes well, when the turtles reach sexual maturity in 10-15 years time, they will return to Cabo de Gata to lay their eggs. Cabo de Gata is considered an ideal location for these turtles that are threatened with extinction. At the same time as the turtles being released it was proposed that December 23rd be designated as the official day of the park, with

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Focus on Local News continued corresponding activities. This date was chosen year. The cost of the conversion is 68,400, so the because it was this date when the park was awarded savings after 4 years will pay for the project. Apart from the bulbs, the lighting clocks will be changed the status of a National park in 1987. to modern ones that switch the lighting on or off according to the natural light. Yes! But Not Compulsory The Martín García Ramos school in Albox has been reminded by the Andalucían Education Department that the wearing of school uniforms cannot be made compulsory. The Education Department encourages schools to have a uniform if the majority of parents agree, but this cannot be made obligatory for all pupils. The Albox school had sent a letter to parents stating that from the next school year all pupils were required to be in uniform. The Education Department praised the work of the school, particularly in that it had become a cultural centre for a wide variety of activities.

Equal Pay A study has shown that on average, women in Almería province are paid 20% less than males who do identical work. Also, for every 100 men on temporary contracts, that give less protection, there are 400 women. This is thought to be partly because many women are looking after children and have to fit their work round this. The number of single parent families is also rising, and this causes similar problems. University figures show that in the academic year 2007-2008, 53% of the students were women, but only 10% of this number were studying for technical degrees.

Serón Quieter In December 2008, a windfarm was put into service in Serón and the residents discovered that certain of the wind turbines were very noisy, and difficult to live with. The mayor of Serón contacted ‘Gamesa Energía’, an established Spanish company, and pointed out that the contract allowing for the erection of theses wind turbines had specific conditions as regarding noise and other environmental considerations. The mayor, Juan Antonio Lorenzo, followed this up with figures obtained from an acoustic noise test that supported his views. The manufacturer accepted there was a problem and solved it by modifying or changing Mojácar the refrigeration equipment that these highParador towers have. After this work it was found that the noise level was within current limits that are 40 db overnight and 45 during the day. Providing the Junta de Andalucía (governing body) is happy with these modifications, the noise problem is resolved Rum Business A major fraud investigation has led to a large Turre Lights number of arrests, including some in Almería As part of the National plan to save energy and province. The fraud concerned bottles of rum sold reduce CO2 emissions, Turre town hall is to replace under the brand name “Cohíba”, a famous rum all the existing street lighting bulbs for low energy from Cuba. This make of Rum, if genuine, is often bulbs. It is calculated that this will not only be sold at about 100 euros a bottle. The police “green” but will save the council 16,000 euros per allegation is that a company in Murcia imported

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Focus on Local News continued rum in large containers, paying about 5 euros per litre. The rum was then bottled using bottles very similar to the real ones, and false labels put on. Various distributors and supermarkets in Almería province have been questioned to find out whether they were a party to the fraud, or innocent purchasers. The police seized 5,000 litres of rum that had not been bottled, along with 1000 bottles of the same rum.

Albox Bridge The new and unique suspension bridge over the rambla (riverbed) has now been officially opened and is in use. The bridge has been needed for some time to reduce the congestion at the other side of the town. The cost of the distinctive bridge is about 3 million euros, most of the money coming from the Junta de Andalucía. The 200 metre long bridge at present has no name and the council have to decide what this will be.

excellent as the guidelines are that nobody should have to wait more than 180 days for an operation. Almería hospitals also score well on the time it takes to see a consultant. The target figure is a maximum of 60 day for a new patient, but the average time in Almería province is 38 days.

Lack of Internet A survey has revealed that whilst 95% of the population in Almería province have mobile telephones and 75% have DVD equipment, only 44% have Internet access. In general the number of people with Internet access has doubled since 2003, but not in Almería province which has the lowest figure in the whole of Andalucía. The study also revealed that 80% of young women were Internet users, compared with 78% of young men. Apart from home Internet, nearly half of the users did so at their school or college.

Roquetas Population Despite the economic recession, the population of Roquetas continues to rise. At present there are over 89,000 persons registered on the padron (the official register) that includes over 2,000 new residents in the last 6 months, and means the population has increased by 20,000 over the last 4 years. This is getting close to the physiological figure of 100,000. The mayor, Gabriel Amat, considers the rise in population is very encouraging and commented that the number of residents and tourists is expected to be 160,000 during the high Almond Sales season. The first quarter of 2010 has been extremely good Hospital Waiting Times for the almond producers in Almería province. They Figures have been published by the Spanish health exported 1,300 tonnes for a price of 4.45 million service for Almería, relating to the end of June euros, some 220% better than 2009. This placed this year. They reveal that just under 4,000 people Almería in 4th position regarding the export of were waiting for an operation of some sort, but almonds from Spain. The main customer for over the average waiting time was 54 days. If your 50% of the almonds produced is Germany, followed registered hospital is Huércal-Overa, the current by Italy, India and Greece. Almond growing takes average time you have to wait is down to 40 days. up 76,000 hectares of land. El Toyo Hospital is next with 43 days, whilst Torrecárdenas and The Poniente Hospital in El Ejido Vélez Blanco Church both record 53 days. These figures are seen as Vélez Blanco town hall has signed an agreement

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Focus on Local News continued with the Almería Catholic church authorities to take over the ancient church San Luis. The agreement is for 30 years and the church will be used for classical music concerts, choral performances, exhibitions and other cultural events. The town hall has to restore the church and take over the maintenance, with a grant from the culture department of the Junta de Andalucía of 300,000 euros that is 60% of the cost. The church was built in 1572 by order of Luis Fajardo de la Cueva who was the second Marquis of Los Vélez, and was occupied in 1602 by Franciscan monks. The church is considered a unique example of building techniques of the period, decoration, and features such as the main entrance doorway.

Congress Customers During 2009 there were 47 congresses in Almería province, with 9,000 visitors who occupied hotels for 25,000 nights. The average congress visitor spent 304 euros, making a total of nearly 8 million euros. Congress visitors therefore count as high spenders. The Maestro Padilla auditorium in Almería city was the venue for many of the larger congresses, followed by large hotels. Many towns such as Garrucha and Mojácar consider that they are ideal locations for a custom congress centre to supplement the large number of hotel places. Once the AVE (high speed train) comes to Almería province, there should be a large increase in the number of people wanting congresses. This was found to be the case when the AVE line to Malaga was opened. Mojácar Licence Renewed The Junta de Andalucía (governing body) has renewed the 4 year licence whereby Mojácar is regarded as a tourist resort. This status was first approved in 1995 and mainly affects shop hours. Commercial businesses are allowed to open on Sundays and Fiesta days from July 16th until September 15th this year, and similar dates until 2013. Easter is also included in this licence. Mojácar town hall had asked for the licence to be extended to include June and the Christmas period, but this was turned down.

False Economy? Garages are finding this year that fewer cars are coming in to have a check-up before the annual holidays. This is being put down to the economic situation, rather than less holidays. They also believe that some drivers are ignoring the date that their ITV (MOT) certificates expires. This can result in a large fine, or problems with insurance companies if there is an accident. The cost of an ITV test is 30 euros for a petrol vehicle or 35 for a diesel. Well Done the Guardia! Specialist divers from the Guardia Civil Police diving unit in Almería city have recovered a bronze statue of the Virgin del Mar, Patron Saint of the sea and fishermen. The small statue, some 13 centimetres high, was put in the sea opposite Almería port in 1980, about 10 metres down, and was visited by divers who left flowers if it was her fiesta time. Unfortunately, two years ago it was decided to move this statue, but in the process it sank to the bottom! It stayed there in about 30 metres of water until the police divers got it back. It will now be put in a new location at a depth of 6 metres.

Fish Help The Roquetas aquarium, the largest in Andalucía, is offering a service to help anyone who has fish as pets at home. Advice is given via the ‘Facebook’ aquarium page, from experts who look after 350 species everyday. People who have contacted the aquarium via the Internet will receive regular updates on special exhibitions, new species or promotions.

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So Now You Know... A Toast At weddings, we toast the bride and groom. At parties, we toast the person who the party is for, and at business meetings we may well toast a retiring worker, or someone who has gained promotion. In the 12th Century, the quality of the wine was sometimes terrible, and it became traditional to dip a spiced piece of toast into the drink. The theory was that this got out the bad flavour! As the quality of wine and alcohol improved, glasses were raised to a special guest, an event or even good health, which became symbolic of the piece of toast which took the bad flavour away. Frog Noises There are over 4,300 different species of frog, all with a different call. The only frog that goes “ribbit, ribbit” is the Pacific tree frog that is found in the Hollywood area. This is why all frogs in films go “ribbit, ribbit” as they were recorded in Hollywood, but used for scenes anywhere in the world! Frogs grunt, whistle, whoop, croak, snore and make a variety of other noises similar to animals. Only the males make mating noises, and each species has a slightly different frequency, like radio stations. Scientists could not understand why frogs making extremely loud calls didn’t damage their ears. They found out the frogs use their lungs to hear which cancels out the noise. “Heroin” Was Given a Trademark It seems incredible that anyone could trademark a drug that is now considered extremely harmful, because trade marking implies huge profits. The proper name for heroin is ‘diacetylmorphine’ and in 1874 a British chemist C.R.Wright synthesised heroin when he was experimenting with adding acids to morphine. Wright was not sure what the drug could be used for, so moved on. In 1898 Heinrich Dreser who worked for the German pharmaceutical company ‘Bayer’ registered Heroin as a trademark in various countries. He sold the drug to the medical profession as a cough remedy. Because of so many bad reports, the drug was withdrawn by Bayer in 1931.

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What Did Buffalo Bill Kill? It wasn’t buffaloes, because they have never lived in North America. He did however kill over 4,000 bison. Bison are found all over the North American plains, but are not related to buffaloes. William Cody got a job riding for the Pony Express that carried mail until the railway came. He took to killing bison to feed the railway workers, and over 4,000 bison were claimed to have been killed within 18 months. He then ran his Wild West show from 1883 until 1916. He brought it to the UK on a European tour, and Queen Victoria went to see it. He died in 1917, in wartime, but received tributes from the UK, Germany and America. Pass The Buck When playing poker a “buck” is a marker that signifies which player is in charge of the bank. Passing the buck was therefore symbolic of the responsibility for something being passed on. The word buck slipped into office terminology when a memo was sent round that everybody had to sign. If you wanted to delay the implementation of whatever was in the memo, you passed in on, waiting for other people to sign first. The longer you could do this slowed down the process of everybody having signed. When the last person had eventually signed it was agreed that, “The buck stopped there!” and the memo was enacted. On Your Tod This expression means to be physically on your own, or believing something that nobody else thinks is sense. James Todhunter Sloan was an American jockey who rode for the Prince of Wales in 1895. He started off the practice of having very short stirrups and leaning forward. He won many races, earned a fortune, gambled heavily and enjoyed wild socialising. Because of this he was refused a licence by the English Jockey Club, and then by the US and France. His career was over. He died in 1933, on his own and penniless. Cockneys turned his name Tod Sloan into rhyming slang for “on your own”, later shortened to “on your Tod”.

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or those people who come out here on holiday, and for those residents who have missed some of the announcements, there are one or two changes in the driving and traffic regulations that you should know about. Spain has been gradually refining the points system for driving offences. Now, if you have an EU licence (not Spanish) Spain has formalised the system whereby they notify the EU country that issued your licence if you lose points, or your licence. This means that anyone who has their EU licence taken away from them in Spain, should find that their home country knows about it, and will not issue another licence. The points system has cut down dramatically on deaths and injuries, and it has had several amendments too. You can lose 2 points for minor offences; one of them previously was for stopping in a bus lane – now you just get a fine. Not wearing a seat belt or having children in proper child restraints could cost you 3 points, as well as using a mobile ‘phone whilst driving. Driving without a licence will certainly cost you 4 points, as will driving though a stop sign, or a red traffic light, or being over the lower limit of alcohol (0.25mg/l-0.5mg/l). If you are over the 0.5mg/l you are going to lose 6 points certainly. Depending how much you have drunk, you could lose your licence, be fined very heavily, or be sentat toSeville prison. All the above examples Santa Justa station apply to normal drivers. Novice drivers start with only 8 points, and their legal alcohol limit is half that of a normal driver, as it is for a professional driver. Fines (multas) have now been simplified. The smallest fine that goes with the points system is now 100 euros. Fines then go up in 100 euro steps to 600 euros that you could be fined for an offence such as very serious speeding. The novelty this year is that if you are fined and pay within 20 days you get 50% discount. Also, if you are stopped by police on the road, you can pay them by credit card, get the discount, and then it is all dealt with! If you pay early and get your discount you don’t lose your

right to appeal if you think you were unjustly penalised. You can get back points you lose. Firstly by doing nothing! If you have lost 3 points for using a mobile ‘phone for example, then after 2 years you get the points back, or for some offences after 3 years. You also get 2 free points added onto the initial 12 after 3 years if you have lost no points, and another 1 point after 6 years. You can go on a course to get more than 4 points back or if you have lost your licence. Locally, you can take these courses in Almería City, El Ejido and Huércal-Overa. If you have lost your licence and are trying to get points back, you start again with 8, not 12. If you are wanting to get 4 or 6 points or your licence back, you can only go on these courses every 2 years, unless you are a professional driver in which case you can sign up every 12 months.

The traffic police state that we should be vigilant everyday whilst driving, use the mirrors and look well in front, not just at the car you are behind. Driving more slowly means you have more room to stop. If you are at a “stop” sign, make sure that traffic in front of you has actually gone, and is not still in front of you! When passing stationary vehicles make sure that the vehicles are not about to pull out, or pedestrians are crossing, and are hidden by the parked vehicle. Two wheeled vehicles need special attention, the traffic authorities state you should be particularly vigilant if you see one in your rear view mirror. If you overtake a bicycle, scooter or a motor bike, leave plenty of room all round. As always, drive carefully!

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DVD of the Month Vincere

Mezzogiorno gives the performance of a lifetime. This film should not be missed. In the early moments of "Vincere", we see a young Benito Mussolini stupefy a small gathering of Italians by challenging God to strike him dead on the spot. Using a stopwatch as a prop, Mussolini (played by Filippo Timi) waits five minutes and, still standing and very much alive, declares that God does not exist. This scene serves two purposes: it reinforces the future dictator's atheism, and more importantly, it introduces us to Ida Dalser (played magnificently by Italian film star Giovanna Mezzogiorno), Mussolini's soon-to-be wife. Smitten with the handsome and confident young man as she watches this display, Ida and Mussolini soon have a romantic liason. Their affair blossoms, and soon they are married (although no records exist) and have a son together, Benito Albino Mussolini, setting the stage for a memorable, exciting and totally enthralling film about the fascist dictator's secret family. Both lead actors are superb, but it is Mezzogiorno who gives the performance of a lifetime. Mezzogiorno has already won Best Actress awards in her native country and at last year's Chicago International Film Festival, and if she's eligible for next year's Academy Awards, she richly deserves to be one of the nominees. The movie itself flows seamlessly as it touches on the rise of Mussolini to extraordinary power, while examining his disavowal of the existence of Ida and his son. It is Ida's protracted struggle with authorities, both legal and medical, including prolonged stays in mental institutions, that is the basis of the movie. There are also numerous actual film clips of the real Mussolini, primarily giving bombastic speeches to adoring throngs of his Italian followers. This is fascinating footage expertly intertwined with the dramatic tale of Ida and her plight. Writer/Director Marco Bellocchio is masterful behind the lens. This is not a docudrama about the life of Benito Mussolini. In fact, we learn little about what made the man tick. Rather, it is an absorbing account of one relatively minor part of the dictator's life as seen through the eyes of the woman and son he abandoned. Opinion: See it Now!

End Credits Cert 15 Director::Marco Bellocchio Stars: Giovanna Mezzogiorno, Fabrizio Costella, Michela Cescon, Fausto Russo Alesi Genre: Drama, Art House & International Length: 128 minutes

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The Sorbas Monster

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f you are lying on the beach when it is quiet, and you put your ear to the ground, you may hear the Sorbas monster munching away. If you go to Sorbas you won’t be able to see it, but you will be able to see what it is spitting out. Well okay, it’s not a real monster, but everything about it is gigantic. We are describing the enormous tunnelling machine that is boring two tunnels side by side from La Herrería to El Barranco de Gafarrillos. The machine is christened “Alcazaba” (Fortress), is valued at 75 million euros, and already holds 9 world records for tunnelling speed. What the machine is doing in Sorbas is the boring of two tunnels as part of the AVE (High speed train) project from Murcia to Almería, some 185 kilometres in total. The 7.5 km completed tunnels will be the longest in Andalucía, and also some of the longest in Europe. The total cost of the Almería-Murcia AVE is calculated at 550 million euros, but the budget for the two tunnels is just under 50% of this cost, about 250 million euros. The dismantled tunnel machine, and associated equipment to line the tunnel and extract the waste were brought here by road, and then assembled. Everything about this machine is huge, starting with the cutting head and motor assembly that weighs 1,500 tonnes, is 16 metres long and 10 metres in diameter (30 feet in old money!). The cutting disc at the front of the machine is equipped with 200 “teeth” that rotate and cut into the rock. The cutting face and the location of the cutters has been modified to d e a l w i th th e g e o l o g i c a l composition of the first 6 km of the tunnel, with conventional tunnelling techniques planned for the last 1.5 km that has geological faults, and very different composition. 14 variable speed electric motors drive the cutting

head, needing a good collection of pylons and transformers just outside the tunnel entrance. Apart from the cutting head and motors, there is a back-up system of 14 linked units some 200 metres in length, and only weighing another 1,250 tonnes! As the cutting head drags itself into the tunnel it is making, waste material is fed onto a conveyor belt that takes it out of the tunnel. To stop the tunnel collapsing as it is being bored, concrete rings are slotted in place behind the cutting head. The various pre-cast curved concrete segments are 1.6 metres in width weighing 9 tonnes each. The concrete ring is given additional fixing by various methods, depending on the composition of the tunnel surround. A vast number of these segments have to be conveyed into the tunnel, whilst the waste comes out. The Spanish Minister of Transport, José Blanco, recently visited the Sorbas tunnel site, and officially pressed the “start” button for a few seconds. He assured various other dignitaries and local mayors that the AVE project was in no way affected by cutbacks, that future sections of the line were being licensed soon, and the Murcía part of the line would not be affected by any delay either. The tunnels have a completion time of 48 months, the longest period of any of the sections, as it is the most complicated.

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The mouth of the new tunnel with the motorway in the distance

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Brain Research

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t has been proven that eating fish is good for the brain owing to the omega-3 fatty acid content. The claim that “Brain Training” games work for the general population appears to be false, though. However, there is good evidence, including some from the University of Almería, that elderly people, and particularly those with Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s, can keep their brains working longer. The test of 11,000 volunteers aged from 18 to 60, published in “Nature” magazine last April, seemed to prove conclusively that games such as the ‘Nintendo’ series, claiming to increase brainpower didn’t actually do this. The volunteers at the Cambridge University study played these games for at least three sessions of 10 minutes each week for 6 weeks, with some playing much more.

can have good fun at the same time! It has been known for some time that mental activity is good for the elderly. Crosswords, playing “Scrabble”, playing cards or dominoes, or just reading books and newspapers all help to keep the brain cells active. Tests using a computer, and going onto the Internet, have proved surprising. Elderly people with no previous computer use, were fairly quick to understand the basics, even of finding a web page. After a few sessions, their general mental recall and their coordination were improved. This was put down to the combined requirements of using a keyboard, reading a screen text and making decisions all at the same time.

Other studies by neurologists working with elderly people, or those with brain degeneration problems, definitely lead to different conclusions. María Asunción Pastor is a neurologist at the University of Navarra. Their studies with people with Parkinson’s disease shows that over a three month period, patients encouraged to use computer games or hand held screen games, improved their memory and the carrying out of simple tasks. Other tests with Alzheimer patients showed an improvement in certain tasks of recognition. This was marked when patients came to a day centre, particularly if they had a helper with them. The conclusion was that people with brain disease could retain some of their ability longer, but this did not mean that the disease could be halted, nor would it make any difference where people were disposed to such diseases genetically. In other words you can’t stop such diseases at all, but you may be able to slow down some of them.

‘Nintendo’ claim that their brain training games “Help and stimulate the brain, the memory, mathematics and perception”. This is probably quite true; they don’t say that you will turn into an Albert Einstein. Clever marketing of the DS console in 2005 achieved worldwide sales rapidly. Doctor Ryuta Kawashima then sat down and dreamt up the ‘Wii’. No wires, a sophisticated hand held controller, hardly any instructions to follow, away you go! Now they haven’t said that playing ‘Wii’ games improves your brain, but it combines a lot of movement, perception and reaction to figures or pictures on a screen.

Other studies agree with the University of Cambridge study, and are taken to show that “normally” healthy people (brain wise) cannot improve their brain, nor can they train it, but they

So if you are of a certain age, and are reading this beside the pool or on the beach, you had better borrow a biro. Complete the Suduko puzzles, or if all else fails, the ‘Spot the differences’!

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Changes in Parenthood! Parenthood changes everything. But parenthood also changes with each baby. Here, some of the ways having a second and third child differs from having your first: Your Clothes -1st baby: You begin wearing maternity clothes as soon as your OB/GYN confirms your pregnancy. -2nd baby: You wear your regular clothes for as long as possible. -3rd baby: Your maternity clothes ARE your regular clothes.

The Baby's Name -1st baby: You pore over babyname books and practice pronouncing and writing combinations of all your favorites. -2nd baby: Someone has to name his or her kid after your great-aunt Mavis, right? It might as well be you. -3rd baby: You open a name book, close your eyes, and see where your finger points.

Preparing for the Birth -1st baby: You practice your breathing religiously. -2nd baby: You don't bother practicing because you remember that last time, breathing didn't do a thing. -3rd baby: You ask for an epidural in your 8th month.

Activities -1st baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics, Baby Swing, and Baby Story Hour. -2nd baby: You take your infant to Baby Gymnastics. -3rd baby: You take your infant to the supermarket and the dry cleaner.

The Layette -1st baby: You pre-wash your newborn's clothes, colorcoordinate them, and fold them neatly in the baby's little bureau. -2nd baby: You check to make sure that the clothes are clean and discard only the ones with the darkest stains. -3rd baby: Boys can wear pink, can't they?

Going Out -1st baby: The first time you leave your baby with a sitter, you call home 5 times. -2nd baby: Just before you walk out the door, you remember to leave a number where you can be reached. -3rd baby: You leave instructions for the sitter to call only if she sees blood.

Worries -1st baby: At the first sign of distress--a whimper, a frown-you pick up the baby. -2nd baby: You pick the baby up when her wails threaten to wake your firstborn. -3rd baby: You teach your 3year-old how to rewind the mechanical swing. At Home -1st baby: You spend a good bit of every day just gazing at the baby. -2nd baby: You spend a bit of every day watching to be sure your older child isn't squeezing, poking, or hitting the baby. -3rd baby: You spend a little bit of every day hiding from the children.

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In the News Again

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very small island, that has been described as, “a rock in the middle of nowhere” is in the news again. The Alborán island (La Isla de Alborán), half way between Almería and Africa, was made the responsibility of Almería in 1884. It isn’t very big, measuring 612m in length and 240m in width. It has an automated lighthouse, a small cemetery and a basic football pitch. It is in the news again because originally it was considered Moroccan, along with other islands that are now all Spanish. Recently the Prime Minister of Morocco, Abás El Fasi, officially asked Spain to give these various islands back to Morocco. This is part of a continuous dispute over territory owned by Spain and Morocco. One of the first Spanish naval battles over the island was in 1540 as the island was considered strategically important to traffic in the Gibraltar Straits, and anyone wanting to launch an attack on Spain. In the 1970’s, Russian fishing boats tried to occupy the island and form a Russian fishing base, but they were sent away by the Spanish navy, who afterwards established their own small base there..

is strictly controlled as there is a wide variety of fish, including red prawns and swordfish. During the last week of May, fishermen noticed that there were hardly any fish and their nets brought up practically nothing. Then, the earth tremors started, centred round the island. Afterwards the fish came back! Francisco Luzón, a marine geologist from Almería University, confirmed that this had happened before as there is considerable amount of seismic activity round the island that qualifies it to be called a volcanic island and epicentre of frequent tremors, some minor, some severe.

The marine ecology organisation “Oceana” survey the Spanish coast regularly and recently brought a robot submarine to the Alborán island to inspect the coral. They found large areas of white coral, but extensive damage from bygone years of fishing. Nevertheless the coral is considered to be extremely important, and reinforces the impor tance of the island for marine conservationists. Ricardo Aguilar, Director of the Ocean Europe project commented that it was sad to see dead coral, but the live coral showed how spectacular the coral formations had looked The island is rich in small flowers and vegetation at their best. that are not found elsewhere, some unique marine life, and coral reefs. The island was officially The lighthouse was operational in 1876 and used declared a protected zone of special importance olive oil for the light. Conditions were not good to the Mediterranean in 2001, and then in 2003 for the lighthouse keepers and family. Often recognized as equivalent to a National park. Fishing supply ships could not dock and drinking water had to be ferried to the island as well. In 1887, coming up to Christmas, bad weather prevented any ship from docking, and by Christmas itself there was flour to make bread but nothing else. Eventually signals were exchanged with a French ship who promised to inform the authorities in Almería, and supplies were delivered. The small cemetery reported has just three graves. Two belong to the lighthouse families and the third is stated to be that of a German aviator washed ashore in the Second World War.

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Lingerie Provocateur Parties …………........................638 343729 Paul Dances for the Ladies ......................................646 774536

ADVERTISING See Marketing Services AIR CONDITIONING

ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 ACS (Vera)..................................................950 467832 / 685 742 840 CD Electrical Services ........................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cool Outside (Spray misting) …......................……….606 194945 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 d match digital services (See p.5) .......950 472947 / 670 084438

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY See also Solar Biomas pellets ................................................607781952 Bio-Recycled Vegetable Oils ….....…….678 490294 / 608 719015 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

ARCHITECTS

BROA Studio (Vera) ............................950 393894 / 696 766985 Federico Aranda Martín (Mojácar Playa) ..................607 983810 Kaleidoscope …….....................................................…610 981805 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001

ART & ARTISTS

Adolfo Prado, Pictures & Murals ..............................950 472668 Andalusian Arts (Turre) .............................................647 081552 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Delfos Gallery ..........................................................950 615196 Jeremy Fox-Rayner (Art Tutor) .................................653 714767 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanxora) ….663 341904 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ..........................................................................628 458491 Reciclarte (Mojácar Pueblo) ………...................……..680 961068 The Gallery (La Concepción & Garrucha) 950 104228 / 636 411540 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….........................950 450422

AUCTIONS

A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064545 / 600 007175 Almería Auctions ……..................................................666 045582

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES

Mhouse (Danyel Gonzalez) …….…….950 478763 / 609 667333

AWNINGS & BLINDS

Cortinas con Estilo (Sail shades) .....950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ..............................................667 652 888 DJT Air Conditioning (Vera) ..................686 817945 / 626 578164 Electrotorres ........................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Ice Cool …………….............................950 064494 / 610 954788 J & A Multi-Services ...................................................667 292227 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L.607 364917 / 950 432110 Penguin Air-Conditioning (La Alfoqúia) ….....…………670 595932 Solo Sat (see back cover)..................950 528334 / 699 909737 Teletek (Antas) .........................................................950 393115 Thermal Breeze (Cuevas) ………..........950 456877 / 678 182944 Williams Electrical (Andy)........................................…..677 741366

AIRPORT PARKING

AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) 950 290651 / 639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………..................................606 389550 Park and Fly (Alicante) ....................902 887306 / 661 517890 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante)........................................670 059809

ALARMS

AXA (See Insurance) .................................................950 478763 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Cheap CCTV Direct ...................................................608 008099 Guardian Homecare Systems S.L. ........950 466472 / 666 255 765

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Cornish Pride (Albox) ….................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ……..................................…….619 502647

Águilas

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants

La Marmita ..............................................................950 449655

Baza

El Paco Borracho …………....................................…696 653748 Café Bar Aranda .......................................................…630 535836 This 'N' That …….......................................................655 149521 Comic Café-Pub ........................................................968 448199 Bedar Gulliver's ……...................................................…….968 411329 El Elpalme …………................................................…950 469569

Albox Bar International ..................................950 120803 / 653 Joan's Cakes & Bakes ……...........................…………678 Kat's Kitchen …..........................................................950 Le Bistro ………......................................................…..666

Cortijo Grande 884517 Casa Los Pinos …............................................…….950 468236 166272 Los Limoneros …………….........................................950 468132 431505 Desert Springs 649330 Crocodile Pool Bar ….................................................637 545620

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ................................................................950 469036

Garrucha The Hidden Garden (formerly Annie’s Place) ............689 496550

La Alfoquía Allbites ........................................................................666 032776 Bar La Union …….................................950 634533 / 677 623176 Bar Los Mellizos ……….........................................…680 966310 Bob & Carol's Bar / Diner .........................................617 921859 Mo's Bar & Bistro ………..........................................950 449635

La Hortichuela

Rumores ....................................................................610 641567 Sopranos (formerly Divas) .................620 166719 / 657 443791 The Lunchbox ..…..................................................…..610 601458

Las Buganvillas

Antas

La Colonial ……………….........................................….636 140307 Bar Gloria ...................................…….950 453150 / 625 668613 Roly's Too ................................................................….950 133945 Oliver’s ......................................................................950 619208 Los Gallardos Tucan Bar ..................................................................950 619233 El Naranjo ….......................................................……950 398799

Antas El Real

El Milindurrio …......................................................…950 453345

Arboleas

Meson Verfran ………...................................................637 810143

Mojácar

El Mirador .......................................................................687 160 806 Alibi ….............….............................................………950 473250

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Moe's Bar ….........................................................…..600 Mojo’s ................................................950 615230 / 667 Mojo Picón ………..........................…..950 472995 / 634 Pipa's ........................................…………………….….627 Reflections ………...................................................…665 Rusty Nail …………...................................................950 Sands ................................................................……634 Sitio ………...............................................................617

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The Blue Lagoon ....................................................600 The Emerald Isle (See front cover).........……..….…..678 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 The Loft …..........................................950 472432 / 690 Trufibar .....................................................................619

829518 914923 473135 472659 756196 691052

Yvi’s Swiss Bar ............................................................686 431758

Palomares Bar Oasis …….............................................................950 467412 Centro Plaza ................................................................950 618614. La Dulce Casa ….................................................…….950 467768 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 Le Troquet ..................................................................950 Los Amigos ...............................................................950 Mode Retro Bar ...................................……………….670

724367 Partoloa 475845 Mis Amigos …….................................................…….671 608498 478489 Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach 618017 Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015

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Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671 896391 The Piano Bar ...................................610 005373 / 645 173092 Pulpí El Saloon ....................................................................685 987179

San Juan de los Terreros Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323

Valle del Este

Hole in One Venues Bar .......................950 461068 / 647 424279

Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208

Vera Playa Corner Bar ...............................................................950 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................662 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 La Buena Mesa ……..........................950 467222 / 610 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 The Happy Castor ……......................................……667

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Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 821476 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 La Casa del Siret ....................................................950 467777 Seron La Plaza Sports Bar …….......................................…950 467590 Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516 Los Conteros ..............................................................950 467582 Turre Taberna Cristina ...........................................................692 588016 Bar Stop .....................................................................678 914910 BARS (BEACH BARS) Café Royal, English Tavern ………............................950 468481 Aku Aku (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478981

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Albatros (Mojácar).................................….............…617 405190 BB.me (Mojácar Playa) ….................................……..657 303043 El Cid (Mojácar) .......................................................950 472063 El Paso (Mojácar Playa) ............................................615 644682 El Patio (Mojácar) ........................................................629 287265 La Zarzuela .............................................................689 218208 Los Arcos Chiringuito (Mojácar) ...............…..............950 473042 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ........902 442420 / 950 437131 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno Beach Club (Mojácar) …..........................…616 005387 Playa Blanca (Mojácar) (See p.25).....671 414084 / 666 406203 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar .....................................................................619 691052

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS

24hr Casaserve ...................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Artizan (Vera) (Bathroom Furniture) ..950 390635 / 661 985310 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 GPG-Bathroom Installations ................666 161079 / 950 459402 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .......950 473104 / 669143036

Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Shower Master screens ...........................................677 604497 Speedy Fit (Screens) ...............................................600 006032 Tabika Natural Stone (Vera) ….....…….950 390110 / 950 390635 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST 2 Poplars Guesthouse (Velez Blanco) .950 068025 / 670 243856 Casa Barranca ........................................................667 071077 Casa Blanca (Ogarite/Oria) ………..............................639 269216 Casa de Becque (Cabrera) ……............950 528631 / 663 731536 Casa Diego (Taberno) …….........................................617 171430 Casa Jasmine (La Alfoquía) ......................................950 449513 Casa Jessica (Turrillas) .................... 697 623201 / 666 394707 Casa La Loma Guest House (La Loma) ............……..648 602261 Casas Limaria (Arboleas) ..................675 378291 / 678 166252 Casa Los Arcos (Mojácar) …….................................950 473165 Casa Los Naranjas (Cantoria) ….......................……677 364715 Casa María (Bédar) .................................................950 398216 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) 950 439043 / 686 400331 Casa Oasis (Almendricos, Murcia) ...........................628 504113 Casa Rosa (Huércal Overa) .......................................699 352305 Casita Río (Almanzora) ………......……950 432250 / 636 860177 Cortijo Bienvenido (Cantoria) .....................................950 634851 Dave & Gilly's B & B (Vera Town) …..........................950 391660 Hostal La Parata (Mojácar) ........................................950 472670 Hostal Villa Rosa (Mojácar) .............................................950 478 290 Las Persianas Azules (Velez Rubio) ..950 068054 / 630 149622 Rims Rest (Oria) ……….................…..950 432865 / 697 326924 The Palms (Urcal) …………......................................678 832036 Villa Janian (Lijar) ..............................950 064259 / 626 328274

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BEDROOMS (Fitted)

Artizan (Vera) ……......................……..950 390635 / 661 985310

BICYCLE HIRE

BiciStar (Vera) ……............................................……667 024001 Ciclos Mountain Bike Aguilas …..........................……968 413984 Electric & Pedal Bike & Trike Hire (Vera Playa) 608 719015 / 950 467700 Rock, Road n Surf Adventures .............................….634 320360 The Bike Shop (Turre) ….....………….608 523182 / 678 612378

BICYCLE SALES & MAINTENANCE

Rock, Road n Surf Adventures ..............................….634 320360 The Bike Shop (Turre) ….....………….608 523182 / 678 612378

BILLIARD / SNOOKER HALLS

Pot Black (Antas El Real) ……....................................950 459135 Regency Snooker Club (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........670 661447 The Happy Castor (Vera Playa) ……..........................667 767962

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOAT TRIPS

Red Line Coast Tours ….....................950 133082 / 687 189230

BOOKS

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 693826 Mojácar Learning Centre (Mojácar Playa) …........…950 615489 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 The Word (Turre) .......................................................950 479438 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

BOUNCY CASTLE HIRE

Bounce Around ….......................................................697 224205 Mojácar Events ........................................................669 434766

BOWLING CENTRE (10 pin)

Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269

BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 Sanyfer (Antas El Real) ………....................................950 459082 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

BUILDING SERVICES

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 5* Patio …………................................................…..677 A1 Concrete Imprinting .......................618 387050 / 679 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Almeria Builders ……............................................…659 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 Andalucian Con Co Print .................................….…..628 Alex Nebesky ............................................................627 A n D Handy Man ....................................................651 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists ...............661

306269 987885 152911 631458 846016 685133 041820 408197 071716 850922 129028

Andaluz Building Services........... ……950 439094 / 664 025044 Antas Building Company …..........…..661 075802 / 697 591117 Armadillo ........................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Borders Building & Tiling ..........................................687 661807 Brian the Plasterer ....................................................680 487036 Construcciónes Los Matreros .....................................647 841750 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 Deco-house (Ismael) …………....................................670 596085 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 FMB Plastering ...........................................................697 502470 Futura España ............................................................950 615338 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GB Construction ..................................950 124154 / 650 129700 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 GPG - Construction Services .............666 161079 / 950 459402 Grandy Building Solutions …....……..........................663 440329 Handy Houseman .....................................................666 361802 ITM Building Services …….......................................677 011079 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 John Blackmore (La Alfoquía) …….....950 449068 / 667 814806 Ken Danaher ...........................……….671 146103 / 647 037971 Leon Morley …...............................…..950 477318 / 695 718270 Lucainena Living S.L. ................................................648 143851 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Michael Bowley ….................................950 472903 / 661 956152 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 637 269731 P. Morgan ….........................................950 132793 / 687 814358

Paul Thomas .............................................................676 R.D.M. .................................................687 056369 / 660 Reliable Building & Landscaping ……..678 114268 / 664 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 686 Superior Plasterers ..............................664 348947 / 950

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BUTCHERS

Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 CAR VALETING gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) …...........…..…950 475850 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 Juan`s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409

CARD SHOPS

BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Bioflow / Ecoflow distributor ......................................686 929855 Fm Fragrances Distributor .........................................662 515669 Work From Home ........................................................950 066181

CAKES TO ORDER

Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 Cakes ……….......................................950 528779 / 697 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ................................678

CAR HIRE

1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 Auriga Rent a Car (Aguilas) .................................….968 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637

Celebrations (Mojácar) ............................................606 693826 Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................636 063393 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

475178 615344 CARPENTRY 921040 166272 A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 654452 269440 414582 545817

Antonio Gallardo (Mojácar) …..........................……….608 050013. Bob Wain ..................................................................677 161816 Carpentry by Paco ….................................................950 615517 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).......................................608 673086 The Woodworker (Repairs & Restoration) ..........…..950 528779 Costa Coches ..(Antas Real) 950 459208 (Mojácar) 950 069272 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Crown Rent A Car S.L. ..950 478976 / 686 929861 / 686 929864 Vida Desierto (Specialist Carpentry) (See p.2) 950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................600 985583 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery …..............950 067011 / 685 955768

CATALOGUE SHOPS

EPS Direct (Albox) …........................950 120030 / 627 277935 Rohha (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 473224 / 662 288146

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Anne's Catering Service ….................950 592967 / 699 726993 Anne's Curry (delivered) ………...............................….677 242022 Book the Cooks (Cold buffet specialists) ....................664 853580

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994435 761984 577615 081357 245485 920126 719015

Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607

CHIROPRACTOR

Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha) .............950 133515 / 650 700783 Paul Jensen ...............................................................950 460953

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Hilary Richards .......................................................662 932954

CATTERY

CLEANING SERVICES

The Hilton Cattery .....................................................950 163489 A1 Cleaning..........................................950 472528 / 667 340190 Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ..............950 064599 / 634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 CHILDREN & BABY Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...........950 439331 / 666 903579 Arc Angel Services ….................……..950 469655 / 634 325185 Baby Rentals (Equipment Hire) ……...................…….699 648058 Ashby Property Services …….............950 439192 / 607 646027 Bebebel (Hire)…........................................................661 575532 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 398820 / 662 390453 Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ............................661 751244 Crystal Clear Cleaning .....…................................….637 229464 Escape Para Niños (Arboleas) ..................................950 431578 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Estabelle (Albox) ……................................................666 689463 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Funky Monkeys, Play Group (Mojácar) …….......……697 264179 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Helen (Baby Sitting)...............................................…..687 480694 KC Cleaning Service ...............................................651 850974 Jack in Albox ....................................652 580695 / 607 598457 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Kids’ Club Bilingual Pre-school & Activity Centre (Los Gall.)608 373085 Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services ................................................678 875508 Lorraine’s Face Painting ....................950 064484 / 687 569113 North East South West ..........................................671 273335 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …….627 937820 Rene's Cleans .....................................................677 113987 Play Area (Baza) ………...........................................695 859536 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315 Swimlife (Baby swimming classes) ……...............…..687 318054 T.V. Cleaning Services ……………..............................630 865452 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………...................…661 575641 Vida Desierto (See p.2)................……..950 473183 / 610 867029 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 CLOTHING (Personalized) The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644 Pitako (Mojácar) ………..............................................950 615575 CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 069272 Brian ……...............................................................……628 408197 COMPUTERS Sooty & Sweep ...............950 121927 Emergency 666 223295 Colin (Antas Computer Services) .........950 453622 / 627 717986 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre …….......................….950 393689

CHINESE RESTAURANTS

Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Shang Hai (Mojácar Playa) ……............................…686 998409 Wu-Zhou (Mojácar) .....................................................950 472145

CHIROPODIST

Howard Flanders …......................…….950 064672 / 663 488348 Fit Feet ……......................................................………627 598127

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Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 Craig's PC Services (InternetCallshop Los Gallardos) 950

070075 490639 479502 398896

PC Call Out Service (all areas) ……….......................680 349656 PC Doctor .................................................................666 849609 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ...........950 523214 / 644 125615 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908

C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 Inside PC (Aguilas) ….........................................…..968 Janga Group .............................................................664 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659

393350 251399 557428 414263 175404 616521 633015 353708

Premier Tec ..............................................................627 564741 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645 Vera Toner (Ink cartridges, etc) …....….950 391307 / 661 336329

COUNSELLING / HEALING

Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 Be The Best You Can Be Life Coaching ...................686 929855

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CYBERCAFES

Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................647 821433 Healing into Harmony Tarot / Holistic Therapies ........662 932954 Health Essentials (Alan Middup) .................................610 805777 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Josephine Birt ………............................................…950 124834 Karin …….....................................................………..634 459950 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Liz Hill (Holistic Therapist) ……..............................…667 979445 Lucy Lovejoy (Holistic Therapist) ...............................647 045919 Luz de Luna ................................................................637 469937 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 064252 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 472432 / 600 821871 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Blair (Counsellor) ...........................................950 396910 Tina Clarke ……….....................................................670 385923 Victoria Studios ........................................................634 459950

Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 121149 Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) …………..950 135039 ELC Mojácar Learning Centre (Mojácar Playa) ….…..950 615489 InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Leon Cyber Café (Puerto Rey) ….….........................950 133460 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 121318 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950 615596 Tuck-In (Albox) ………..............................................666 618933

DAMP PROOFING

Damp Proofing Spain ........................958 656560 / 619 666363 Southern Spain Damp Proofing Co. ..950 436430 / 950 436497

DANCE ACADEMY

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Beverley Foster .......................................................656 346109 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT

Centro Clinica Clinica Clinica

Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 Dental Garrucha ….......................................950

390655 449121 120732 133333

CRAFTS

Craft & Hobby (Albox) .............................................600 817352 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Hecho a Mano (Vera) .............................................950 391226 Serendipity (Albox) ...................................................950 431502 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

CURRENCY

Currencies Direct (Mojácar)

...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Perfect Smile Teeth Whitening (Claire) ........………….671 162584 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047

DIGGER HIRE

Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) …….............…..647 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) …………................................636 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 Moneycorp ……………............……….902 887243 / 637 791981 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677

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DOORS See Windows DRAINS See Plumbing DVD & VIDEO HIRE

Choice Entertainment (Huércal-Overa) ….....………..950 Cinebank (Turre) .......................................................627 Movieland (Mojácar) .................................................950 The Word (Turre) .....................................................950 Total Entertainment (Turre) 950 468295 (Albox) ........950 ...................................................................(Mojácar) 950

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ELECTRICAL GOODS

Ned ……..................................................................…687 845648 Activa (Was Euronics) Mojácar …..........................…..950 615157 R.D.M. Builders ........................................................676 034164 Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 473111 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 390129 DIVING See Scuba Diving Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 121069 DOCTORS (Private) Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 460832 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 ELECTRICIANS Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 DOG GROOMING Abbie (Mucky Pups) ................................................633 219664 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 All Areas Electrics ...................................................676 384107 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 IsaPeluCan (Turre) ……………..........950 468398 / 667 260938

Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Maddy (Mobile Grooming) …………….…………...……627 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 Top-2-Tail (mobile dog grooming) ………...............….627

663616 644266 344734 644266

DOG TRAINING

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Didi Arias (Mojácar) …….....................950 478991 / 639 724521

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS

Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280 Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Fully Qualified Electrician ……................................…670 309878 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Mick Groom .........................................667 039805 / 950 478271

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Mrs Sausages (Children’s Entertainer) .....................662 002590 New Life ....................................................................667 044173 Northern Lights Karaoke ….............................……..697 500673 Paul Dances for the Ladies ......................................646 774536 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Robin Marston............................................................. 678 397552 Sean Grew ………........................................…………634 780942 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Stan Roberts .............................................................687 361440 Star Karaoke Steve ………..........................................649 204165 Steve King (Mobile DJ) .........................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta ……............................….950 475849 / 672 148730 The Cactus Twins ……….........................................667 989270 The GeckoBros ........................................................626 460465 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................627 175142 Tony Justice ……….................................................…637 159249 Vanessa (Karaoke, Disco, Vocals) ........................... 950 067020 Why Not Disco ……….............................................…660 707075 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569 Peace of Mind 247/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662 Royan Electrics ….................................................... 607 646035 Suckling Electrical (Mojácar)........................................663 660409 Vida Desierto (See p.2).................……950 473183 / 610 867029 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677 741366

ENTERTAINERS

Arriba Arriba ............................................................950 459481 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Baz ...........................................................................687 392942 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Boogie Nights Karaoke / Disco (Tall Paul) .............692 588016 Brendan O'Dee ………........................950 069264 / 677 763927 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Claire Stoner …...................................................……680 500278 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 CT Entertainment / Karaoke ……......................……..664 540957 Dj Duncan (Mobile Dj) .................................................697 592761 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Ed Stacey …………...................................................680 355376 Elvis Da Costa .........................................................697 637677 Gee-Bee's Karaoke …...................……………….……618 560070 Graham Steele ………................................................697 616764 Jesse Alonso ..............................................................600 303070 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnnie St.Clair ……..........................950 469622 / 618 150937 Kayley …….................................................................634 261598 Keith Knight ………...............................950 069248 / 670 533767 Kev Moore (BC Sweet, Christie) ........950 069616 / 600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Lingerie Provocateur Parties …...…......................…638 343729 Mel Jay ……......................................950 092068 / 671 108054

ESTATE AGENTS

1st Call Spanish Homes (Vera) ………950 139912 / 661 143871 1st Choice Almería (Mojácar) ...................................950 472002 2Be Property Solutions(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 659136399 A1 Property Listings ............................950 479517 / 627 027758 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almeria Murcia Select ...........................950 466465 / 627 308176

Angel Property (Palomares) ……….............................950 618054

Arboleas Property Sales .......................950 449647 / 637 909800 Arboleas Property Shop (Spanish Hideaways) …....…958 003391 Arroyo Invest. & Prop. Serv. S.L. (Arboleas) 950 449158 / 679 423370

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ASR Grupo Inmobiliario (Vera) ..................................950 393156 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 692 697268 Casas Rusticas (Bédar) ...............................................950 398892 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ………………..................638 849254 / 618 245709 Clover Estates (Albox & Vera) ..................................902 121229 Coast ...................................................950 069583 / 664 244518 Coldwell Banker (Aguilas) ……...................................968 415001

Cole's of Andalucia (See p.49)...........950 469592 / 697 640681 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088 Desert Springs Property Re-sales ...............................950 467541 Dursa (Isla del Fraile) ................................................950 478121 Espagna Homes S.L. (San Juan de los Terreros)........950 466044 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Grupo Dizu (Huércal Overa) ………...........................950 470303 Harmony Homes ......................................................678 612512

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……..........950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 064543 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 INMOjácar (Mojácar) .................................................950 472930 K7 Mojácar (See p.19) ...........................................950 478555 Kevinspain .................….......................950 064464 / 626 390627 Lifestyle Homes (Turre) ............................................950 618714 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Manzana Homes ……..................................................950 133769 Mojácar Estates (See p.54).......................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes (See p.50)..........................................950 478834. MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132965 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 My Spanish Home ….........…………..950 472308 / 618 539500 Netforce (Mojácar Playa) .................................…….950 472683 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ………..............................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) .................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651

Oliver Group Estate Agents (Albox) ……....………………950 121 960 PNI (Albox) ……..............…................950 121201 / 678 421078 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Positiva Property Group S.L. ............ 950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.21)...........950 478915 Realtors (Mojácar) ...................................................950 092094 Reduced2sale ……........................……950 450089 / 610 316101 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ..............................950 133508 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...............950 432157 / 639 976192 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …………968 419360 / 628 147408 Royal Estate (Mojácar) ......................................…..950 472334 Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 RTA Europe (Commercial Properties) (Mojácar) ......950 472810

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FINANCIAL SERVICES See also Insurance and Funeral Insurance AMASS ……......................................................……..678 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ……...…950 478914 / 626 Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) ...................................950 Jennifer Cunningham & Associates ….................…..950 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) …......…950 472032 / 661 Totus Wealth Management .............…950 064567 / 686 Offshore Money Management ...........952 830916 / 950 Positiva Property Group S.L. …....…..950 617611 / 671 VFS Europe (Peter Danniells) …...........................950

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS

Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067

EXCURSIONS

Almeriaspanish .......................................................608 638403 Carib Scoots (Mojácar) ........................639 734297 / 950 450092 Discovery 4 x 4 tours …….....................................…..661 233890 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...............……617 637359 / 950 450343 Mojácar Tours ……………...........................................950 475757

035992 705502 916443 478617 472048 389058 509247 398078 612451 478617

FISH & CHIPS

Allbites (La Alfoquía) ................................................666 Café Bar Aranda (Aguilas) ……….........................…630 Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ..................................…677 Zak’s (Garrucha) .....................................................950

032776 535836 865050 133193

FABRICS

Cortinas con Estilo (See p.11)..........950 069032 / 678 811125 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) …….................……627 251856

FASHION

Boutique Gala (Mojácar) ...........................................950 615229 Cahoots (formerly Legs & Co) (Mojácar Playa) .……950 615512 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Porto Bello (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 475053 FISHING Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Graham) ...................................647 803030 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258

FITNESS CENTRES

Alison .....................................................................637 465487 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ........................................950 460545 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065. Harmony Gym (Mojácar) (See front cover)..................950 475403 Lotus Integral Yoga Centre (Mojácar) .........................617 719913 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 X-Tone (Turre) ………………...................................…...610 005373

FLAMENCO

Tablao de la Chus (Vera Playa) ................................950 467165

FLOORING (Wooden)

Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

FLORISTS

Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ..............................672 Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950

203457 479496 478985 120211

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FUNCTION VENUES

FLY SCREENS

Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 30335 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 Cortinas con Estilo ............................950 069032 / 678 811125 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 212220

Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 Gala's (Mojácar Playa) ….............…….950 472308 / 618 Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) ……....................................950 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 The Palms (Urcal) ……….......................................….950

609978 539500 475198 418954 134333

FUNERAL COMPANIES

CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102

Futura España ...........................................................950 615338 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 482677

FUNERAL INSURANCE

ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 SR Insurance Services (Turre) ……......950 479517 / 627 027758

FURNITURE PACKAGES

Furniture Plus (Purias) (See inside back)...................678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..............950 132458 / 617 575093 Home From Home Spain S.L. (Antas) ..950 459017 / 661 671176

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE

Mister Screen ................. ……….................................637 159249 Mosqueetos Hate Us ……….............…687 271809 / 677 109029 MozziScreens ..............................................................677 604497 Sol Shaders S.L. …………........................................627 907207 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..................................................600 006032 The Bug Busters ................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. .......................…….950 473104 We Fit (See front cover)......................................…660 052051

Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 Antique Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artekit ........................(Vera) 950 390524, (Almería) 950 087100 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 Viento Oriental (Mojácar Playa) …….................……950 450422

FURNITURE SHOPS

FOOD SHOPS

24hr British Supermarket (Mojácar Playa) ……………661 159089 Chillout (Arboleas) ………………................................652 381834 Cornish Pride (Vera) ..........................................….619 502647 Cost Cutters (Albox) ................................................ 950 120691 gb stores (Albox) ................................................……950 431632 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ..........….…..…950 475850 gb stores (Vera) (formerly Busy Bee) ….........……….950 390040 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694

Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 Furniture Mart (Antas) ...............................................950 Furniture Plus (See inside back) .............................. 968

FOOD SUPPLIERS

King’s Foods ...........................................................619 530436 Steve (prepared potatoes) …………....................…….697 426841

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GARDENS

Magic Garden (Albox) ….........................................…680 496899 Mainly Mushrooms (Garden Ornaments) ……………..634 601603 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Peter Williams ............................................................672 732385 Potty Fincas ..........................………..950 163930 / 616 855294 Reliable Builders & Landscaping …...........................678 114268 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Spanish Sheds ..........................................................868 931841 The Green Man .........................................................950 064605 Vida Desierto Landscaping (See p.2)...950 473183 / 610 867029

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 A1 Concrete Imprinting ........................618 387050 / 679 631458 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) ......628 408197 Cast Iron Garden Chimeneas (Antas, El Real) .......667 914904 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Eco Gardens ……….....................…..950 523215 / 628 661075 Eden Landscapes ...................................................950 634463 Gardens 4 U .....................................627 968434 / 687 629819 Garden Centre Turre …...............……950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Shed Man ..............................950 069763 / 667 238273 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. …….................................651 704916 GLASS CURTAINS Ground Cover ..........................................................627 308451 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Iron Art (Garden Furniture) Antas .........................…..637 259033

Jardin Natural ............................................................685 Jardin Rural .......................................607 472802 / 665 L & M Landscapes ...........................671 608503 / 670 Lady Gardener (All areas) …….......….950 619227 / 600 Lasting Impressions …....................................………661 Lucainena Living S.L. ………....................................648 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667

478187 178427 409538 819407 985319 143851 562872

GLAZING (Supply & Repair)

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Andalucian Glass C.B. .................. …630 231644 / 636 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670

846016 838484 475376 500711

Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546

GOLF COURSES

Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..608 549869

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HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Alkemi Holistics .................................950 132342 / 663 397789

Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................687 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

479176 599115 548240 133230 398743

GOLF EQUIPMENT

The Full Swing (Antas)...........................950 459009 / 647 626079

GOLF HOLIDAYS

Oak Tree Golf Tours SL .................................………634 309608

GOLF TUITION

Francisco (Marina Golf) ...............................................950 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Jesús (Macenas Golf) ……........................................687 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Grass 4 U .................................................................638 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ....................................651 Iron Art (Antas Real) ……....................................….637 Tigre Turf .................................................................675

133235 479176 187682 526671 256923 574145 704916 259033 206729

GUTTERING

Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …950 459060 / 649 482677

Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………….950 439043 / 686 400331 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Barberia, Just for Him & Her (Albox) …...................950 121346 Beatriz Caparrós (Beautician) (Mojácar) ….........…….950 478936 Beauty Basics (Hair & Beauty Supplies) .950 467616 / 666 711 473 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beyond Beauty (mobile beautician & nail tec) .........697 704364 Bliss (Albox) .....................................950 120691 / 690 093842 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) .....................950 473159 Boost Immune System .................................................950 066181 Chemical Free Natural Skin Care Products ...............686 929855 Clive, Barber (Albox) ........................................................950 121 927 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Day Spa (Desert Springs) …..........................……….610 944494 Donna's …….......................................950 431501 / 628 669456 ElectroLotus Acupuncture & Beauty Therapy . ...........699 603088 Etticut (Vera) ..........................................................667 971960 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) .......................950 132765 Francesca Herman (Mojácar) (See p.6)...................687 480694 Gents Hairdresser .................................................. 600 070075 Glow (Albox) .............................................................950 104549 Harmony Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)..................950 475403 International Hair Design, (Mojácar) ......................... 666 299714 JD Hair Design (Albox) …...........................................645 560367 Kate Young (Independent Herbalife Distributor) ……..669 945221 Katie at Home (Turre) …............……..950 479457 / 687 308604 Ken Peluqueros (Mojácar Playa) ……....................…950 615094

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Kuts 2 (Huércal Overa) ............................................662 094372 Lou Lou’s (Turre) ....................................................634 894849 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Maggiestyle (Haircare)(Albox) ..............634 314549 / 646 774536 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) 950 615593 / 697 421672 Men's Hairdresser (Mojácar Playa) …..................……646 746885 Nails by Holly ………...............................................…664 870440 Nicki Tew, Beauty Therapist …….........................……659 929852 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) ......................950 618129 Perfect Smile (Claire) ...........................................…671 162584 Ryan Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar area) ..................610 815600 Sarah Noble, Mobile Hairdresser (Mojácar) ….……..666 748035 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...............................950 449451 Sol Passion Beauty (Sharon) …….......950 473244 / 687 389925 Sol Passion Tanning Studio (Mojácar) .....................950 473244 Stella ………….............................................................664 138837 Strictly Hair (Albox) ……...........................................950 439717

Wacky Barber (Mojácar) ...........................................667 961645 Wacky Hairdresser (Mojácar) ........................………667 961645 Wendee’s (La Alfoquía) ............................................950 449133

HARDWARE OUTLETS

Ferretería El Real .....................................................950 459009 Ferretería Gonzales (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HEATING

Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 250204 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ……….667 853062 / 620 112193 Cosy Casa Central Heating (Albox) …................…….950 425049

HEALTH FOODS

Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) …….........................................968 448445 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ................................950 478446 Studio II (mobile, all areas) ....................................637 199884 Sunshine Wholefoods (Turre) …..................................665 014506 Tawas Crystal Deodorant Stones ...................659189037 HIRE The Beauty Spot at the Emporium ..............950 472790 / 600 223664 Baby Basics (Baby Equipment Hire) .....950 439331 / 666 903579 The Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..................950 472790 Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 The Hair Scene (Unisex) (Mojácar) ...........................950 478625 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 HOUSEHOLD GOODS Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 The Baby Hire Centre ...... Spain 649 332134 / UK 0208 1331644 Posh Patio Plastics .....................................................697 532323 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217

INSURANCE

Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450

HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES

Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128

HOLISTIC TREATMENT

ElectroLotus Acupuncture ..........................................699 603088 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333

HORSE & EQUINE SUPPLIES

A Caballo (Antas Real) ……......................................950 459231

HORSE RIDING

Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 Desert Riders (Tabernas) ........................................686 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...........................950 478991 / 639 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628

HOME CARERS see also Nursing

Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 Cooking, cleaning, care (Mojacar) ...........................678 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 Home Care Services ……............…..950 472645 / 607

HOTELS

241878 337872 724521 243561 838547 239696

017950 098451 533962 823488

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....662 430685 / 950 472448 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ............................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Vera Hotel .................................................................950 393008

Catalana Occidente (English speaking) ....................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar) ...................................950 478307 Easy Insurance (Lucainena de las Torres) .................950 066276 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Halifax (Vera) .......................................950 392061 / 657 660234 Knight Insurance (Albox) ….......................................950 121943 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Lloyd & Whyte (Albox) …….................................…..950 120192 Lloyd & Whyte (Mojácar) …..............................……950 615302 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Max RPM (Albox) ................................................….607 603380 NRG Insurance ……..............................................….607 478408 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 120210 / 654 590258

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JET WASHING

Aguaclean …………….........................950 064608 / 697 559395 Mobile Jet Washing ………..................950 069121 / 605 376873

KENNELS

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 Home from Home ……..............................................677 K9 .......................................................950 168015 / 600 The Property Shop ..........................................………950 475241 La Palomino (Tijola) …………....................................600

INTERIOR DESIGN

ABC Interior Design ………...................................…..627 046467 Arco-Iris-Spain ...........................................................628 816896 Cortinas con Estilo (See p.11)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Ines ……......................................................................618 318309 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

722197 087966 564640 234556 382713 251464 829990

My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 Paws*A*While (Fines) …….....................................…696 562662 The Kennels (Huercal Overa) ................................950 168508

KITCHENS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 985310 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Agnata .............................................................……..697 530618 Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) .............................606 198958 As You Would Say (Mojacar) ......................................678 098451 Bureaucracy Busters ................................................650 284862 Christina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Claire Duckering ………............................................627 376953 Danika Edwards ........................................................647 258828 Joanne Tissington ……………....................................637 267150

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Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 Clay Busters (La Concepción) ..…….617 072764 / 686 257481 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) (See p.33)………..619 559261 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 LAUNDERETTES Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294

LAUNDRIES

LINEN

Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657 La Mar de Blanco ...(Mojácar) 950 472896..(Garrucha) 950 460094 Lavanderia Los Arcos ...............................................950 478359

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors

AG2 Asesores (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133617

The English Rose (Albox) ………...…950 431500 / 666 835939 The Linen Store (Mojácar Playa) ………............…….627 251856

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR

Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909 Cahoots (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 615512

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 132253 Evora (Aguilas) ……..................................................968 447954 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 676833 Lingerie Provocateur ………......................................638 343729 Lunas (Turre) ……….........................................661642341 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ....................................650 826829 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950 135742 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .....................950 618129

LOCKSMITHS

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 24hr Home from Home Services SL ..968 419526 / 638 987885 24hr Locksmith (Mojácar) ...................950 472982 / 658 828560 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 243181 Locksmith (Lee)..........................................................666 949213 Lock Stock & Barrel (Albox).....................................608 673086

MARBLE FABRICATIONS

Tabika (Vera) .....................................950 390110 / 950 390635

MARKETING SERVICES

EyeOut ..........………..............................................…950 460814

METAL WORK

Angel Welding …………............................................610 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 GM Fabrications (Antas) .....................671 992722 / 666 Golden Gates .....................................950 064686 / 677 Iron Art, Antas ...............................................…..…..637 Metal Matt ...........................................627 167167 / 671 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 Metalform ..................................................................617 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Real Steel ................................................................666 Speedy Fit Security Grilles (See p.23).....................600 Terry Willis ………………...........................................600

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MOBILE HOMES

.Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 Las Tinajas Country Club ......….........950 523629 / 665

Easy Care Mobility Services …………........................650 626460 970399 Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615432 508776 MORTGAGE SERVICES 161348 688153 329907 820267

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOBILITY SERVICES

Danniells Fox S.L. (Mojácar) …….....................…….950 478617 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 033903 Mortgage Solutions (Mojácar) ………….950 472032 / 661 389058

Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607 554984

MOSQUITO BLINDS see Fly Screens MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS

Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) .......................617 637359 / 950 Max RPM (Albox) .................................................….607 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 Quad Treks .........................................678 006460 / 697

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NURSING see also Home Carers

Almería Angels .. .....................................................665 017950 ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 277845 Helping Hands ........................................................ 648 533962

OPTICIANS

Federopticos (Aguilas) …….........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ...........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas ...........(Mojácar) 950 472285 (Garrucha) 950 460665 ................................................................(Carboneras) 950 130707 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 + Visión Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …......................….950 472783

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PEST CONTROL

Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990

PETS

Animals at Home (Cantoria) …...........................…….608 543866 Arc Angel Services (Pet Minding) …….950 469655 / 634 325185 Ashlove's Pet House (Mojácar Playa) …….............…950 475502 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Estabelle (Albox) .....................................................666 689463 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Mates Pet transportation ...................................950 168508 Pets R Us (Las Buganvillas) ...................................950 133560 Rovers Return (Courier Service) ………....................617 588547 Tomasin (Aguilas) ……............................................968 413972

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES

Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 Indigo Photography ...................................................637 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 OSTEOPATHS Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ) .................................950 132765 The Image Suite ……...................…..........................666 John Morgan (Mojácar & Arboleas).......666 157942 / 647 203652

PAINTING & DECORATING

489182 014212 974793 272822 045911 117174 611207 786914 291984

PHYSIOTHERAPY

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Achim Lob ..............................................................678 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 Berben .....................................................................658 Borders Painting ………........................................…687 Eurodec …….........................................................…667 Futura España .........................................................950 In & Out Painters & Decorators ...…........................675 JPM ...........................................................................627 Paint Magic ...............................................................617

846016 997361 024884 087966 661807 238273 615338 535944 090422 904774

Peter Dowling ............................................................647 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 The Fast Brush .........................................................950

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PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

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Feel Good (Eduardo Girone) .................................671 219871 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564

PIANO TUNER

Terry …...................................................................…666 282620

PICTURE FRAMING

Frame-it-Rite (La Alfoquía) ................950 064527 / 680 223094

PIZZERIAS

Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ............................................................950 468425 El Ángel (Mojácar Playa) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …............................……950 398799 Góndola (Garrucha) ................................................950 133928 Il Vesuvio (Mojácar Playa) ................950 450409 / 626 639530 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) .....................................….950 478098 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 472928 Mojo Picon (Mojácar Playa) ................950 472995 / 634 899515 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ............................................950 618903 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …........................................968 447862 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar) .......................................950 478517 Pizzeria Mary (Garrucha) …….......................................950 460536 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .....................................950 472809 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) ….........…….950 479646 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132305

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Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...............................950 478401 POOL COVERS Samz (Los Gallardos) ..............................................950 398981 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) ……….......................…….667 652888 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 PLUMBING 24hr Casaserve ...........................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….646 619060 / 662 342669 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 Almería Plumbing & Building ....................................696 645872 Andrew Gallagher …….....................................……..691 015270

Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……..................................610 Barry & Graham …................……….667 853062 / 620 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648

303350 052407 112193 768587

TeleTek ..............................................950 459007 / 647 587855

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269

Carlos (Saliente) .....................................................950 121918 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……..........................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 GPG - Plumbing & Bathrooms ...........666 161079 / 950 459402 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Los Conteros Plumbing ........................950 467582 / 661 147522 Mojácar Plumbing ….............................................……699 909773 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Tijola Plumbing ........................................................662 621599 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Vida Desierto Plumbing .......................610 867029 / 950 473183 All in One (Pool Maintenance) ……….950 452855 / 656 388283

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 Cactus Prop.Management (Pool Cleaning) .663 053502 / 692 460393 Clearwater Pools (Maintenance) ................................950 430968 DP (Maintenance) .....................................................678 490641 Ever Clear Pools …..............................................….678 850279 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 Indalo Pools .........................................950 472764 / 677 403397 IndalPool (Albox) …………..............................……..950 431859 Outdoor Leisure ……….....................950 633149 / 661 148998 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Piscinas Octopus .......................................................950 121927

Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Chemicals ..........................................................691 183106 Pool Maintenance S.L. ................................................950 472845 Pool Solar Heating ………........................................…607 646158 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 R.D.M. .,.............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Simon Barker ............................................................637 247745 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Tanby Piscinas ............………….............950 618782 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …..................….950 475241 Tropicana Pools …........................……950 069288 / 610 345725 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582 Vida Desierto (See p.2)........................950 473183 / 610 867029

POSTAL SERVICES

ABC Mailboxes (Turre) .......................950 479517 / 627 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..636 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662

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InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) …............................950 398896 Kat's Kitchen (Albox) (Offex) ………......................…950 431505 Rohha Mailboxes (Mojácar) ..................950 473224 / 662 288146 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 654 590258 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 493499 Arc Angel Services (Leaflets & Distribution) .950 469655 / 634 325185 Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 620799 DesignaMagik (Albox) ........................950 121108 / 637 014212 Freelance Designers Spain ............... 950 092291 / 627 817936

Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 661155 Muse Design, Graphic Design & Multimedia ………….646 915303 Portilla Graficas ................................ 950 591900 / 605 162709. Racing Color S.L. (Antas) …................................…..950 459156 Sign Works (Baza)........................................................646 359837

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE

24hr Casaserve ................................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 Jasmine Construction C.B ..................950 528842 / 689 185189 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Todosol Hills (Aguilas) ..........................968 419350 / 676 276199 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .....................950 473183 / 610 867029

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS

2Be Property Solutions (Huércal Overa)..950 616516 / 659136399 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almanzora Valley Rentals ………................................666 729524

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Almería rentals ….....................……….950 064608 / 697 947134 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) …...............950 619227 / 626 578164 ASR Mojacar Rentals (Vera) .....................................950 393156 Arroyo Investment & Property Services S.L. .950 449158 / 697 423370 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 678 002006 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) …………......................….950 478643 Cactus Property Management .............663 053502 / 692 460393 Citrus Homes ……………….........…….638 849254 / 618 245709 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235

Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631 Elite Property Services ............................................697 532323 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Homes & Beyond .....................................................618 864278 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Jane Nicholson (Rentals) …...........…950 472634 / 664 224815 KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) 608 625675 / 950 449647 Key Holdings ..........................................950 069121 / 605 376873 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 478832 / 670 650872 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000

Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Oasis Properties Aguilas S.L. …...........968 419360 / 628 147408 OPI Property Management …………….950 472016 / 678 936288 Positiva Property Group S.L. ….……950 617611 / 671 612451 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.21)...........950 478915 Real Services (Mojacar) .............................................950 475779 Relocate Almeria (Arboleas) ...........950 432157 / 639 976192 Rent Mojácar ..........................................................950 615042

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PROPERTY PROMOTERS

Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS ........................................................................950 615035 Clover (Albox & Vera) …….........................................902 121229 Dursa (Isla de Fraile) .............................................950 478121 Elegant Homes Online S.L. ..................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar .................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Key Mare (Vera)........................................................902 390090 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 MSR Marketing Socios (Valle del Este) ....................950 132955 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

PROPERTY VALUATIONS

Philip Chesler (Chartered Valuer) …................………687 814369

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

Choice FM (91.4 & 107.3) .....................................950 618756 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 528121 Smooth FM (90.8, Albox and area) .............................666 849609 Spectrum FM (92.6) …............…................................950 615142 Valle Radio (98.8 inland & 89.6 coast) ........................950 633167

REFRIGERATION

MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040

REMOVALS & STORAGE

A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787

RLT Properties .....................................950 069593 / 671 283708 Sierra Property Services (Turre) ...........950 479232 / 670 856743 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Sunflower Homes (Garrucha) …................…...............950 165571 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053 The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Total Security Management .....................................665 017950 Vida Desierto (See p.2) .......................950 473183 / 610 867029 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) .................…678 855994 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 Cabrera English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002

Cortijo Grande Los Limoneros ...........................................................950 468132 Casa Los Pinos ……...........................................…..950 468236

Cucador The White Horse ………….........……….667 273936 / 697 506772

Desert Springs Resort Crocodile Club Restaurant ..................................….950 548404 El Torrente ………….............................................…….950 548403

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) Bar La Montaña ...................................950 469403 / 617 577615 Euro Removals ………........................950 069128 / 637 255978 Furniture Plus SL Storage ..............................................968 482 456 In Storage (Albox) .....................................................630 348505 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .950 168508 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box (Antas)................................................. 678 612331 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121

RESTAURANTS

El Marchal El Paniajo ...............................................................950 477202

El Pinar Bar El Pinar …….......................................................950 469036

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Döner Kebab…….................................................……610 Góndola ....................................................................950 Hotel Tikar .................................................................950 The Hidden Garden (formerly Annie’s Place) ............689

460588 133154 303238 133928 617131 496550

See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera .............................................................950 168321 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950 133193

Huercal Overa

Albox La Parrilla ................................................................950 Le Bistro ....................................................................666 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 Run (Oriental) ..........................................................950 Syedpur (Indian) …..................................................950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

Antas Asador Gloria …..............................….950 453150 / 625 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ......................................950 Mi Casa ..............................................950 453007 / 950 Olivers …………….....................................................950

430024 649330 430145 430296 120606 231507

The Pepper Tree ………......................................…..950 134333

La Alfoquía Allbites …........................................................………666 032776 Sabor .................................................950 592967 / 699 726993 Taberna Pacifica (Thai), Bar La Union ....950 634533 / 677 623176

Las Alparatas

La Capilla .................................................................950 479305

668613 Lijar 459081 Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507 453048 Limaria Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719 619208

Los Gallardos

Arboleas

Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 El Mirador …………….............................................…678 160806 Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869 Hostal Meson ……….............................950 430137 / 635 612738

Los Patricios

Bédar

Willow Restaurant (Las Tinajas Club) .......................663 606954 El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 Lucainena de Las Torres La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo Alibi (Italian) ..................................................………950 Alternativa ...............................................................950 Arriba (See p.7).................................950 615591 / 663 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 Blue Lagoon ........................................................…..600 Burladero ...................................................................950 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645

473250 473164 267110 472951 473099 829518 615041 414793

Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Cous Cous ...............................................................950 468113 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Delfos ………........................................................….670 589788 El Olivo .....................................................................950 472543 El Toro Steakhouse (formerly Lykes) ..........…………950 472989 Fantasia ....................................................................950 475127 Gala’s .............................. ..................950 472308 / 618 539500 Il Vesuvio (Italian) ..................................950 450409 / 626 639530 Indian Curry House .................................................661 159089 India Tandoori ...................................950 472649 / 637 465493

Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Kimrick .......................................................................950 475198 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña (See p.7)...................................................950 615179 La Cantina .................................................................950 478841 La Mar Salada ........................................................950 472181 Le Troquet .................................................................950 475845 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Parata (See p.6).............................................…950 478186 Le Bistrot (Breton) .........................................……..950 478008 l'incanto (Italian) .......................................................950 472224

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Mandala Beach Club .................................................950 437131 Mesa (See p.3)....................................................….662 639533 Meson de Perico ...................................................950 615582 Mojo Picón .........................................950 472995 / 634 896515 Neptuno ...................................................................616 005387 New Bollywood ……...............………..950 472641 / 646 665926 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ......................................950 615151 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Playa Blanca (See p.25)....................…617 414084 / 666 406203 Ramo del Limón ......................................................950 472659

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El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Elizabeth .......................……...……..606 061811 / 950 478014 Napoli (Italian) (See p.13).........................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) 663 700542 / 950 472488

Palomares Oasis Bar & Restaurant ……............................……950 467412

Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….671 608498

Pulpí Restaurant 22 (See p.13).........................................950 Restaurante Mediterráneo .........................................950 Rincón de Lola .......................................................950 Sal Marina ...............................................................950 Subway ……………...................................................950 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Viva .......................................................................950

473058 472268 473198 472405 478129 478651 475457

El Saloon .....................................................................665 731798

Pueblo Laguna Dalí ............................................................................950 132345

San Juan de Los Terreros Casa de La Vega (formerly Montesol) .......................950 466399 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323

Turre Chili ..................................................................…….950 468425 La Estancia (Argentinian) …......................................627 498536 Meson del Pobre ......................................................950 468321 Mountains of the Moon (Turre) (formerly Loma Blanca)637 914632 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ................……...................…950 618903 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Taberna Alcatifa .........................................................950 479188 Taj (Indian) .................................................................950 479607

Urcal The Palms ………….................................................678 832036

Valle del Este Mojácar Pueblo

Fairways Restaurant .............................................950 461102

Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Vera Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 Casa de la Vega ....................................................950 391208

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 618893 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 ACS Multi Services (Vera).........................950 467832 / 685 742 840 Anglo Electrical ...................................968 006151 / 671 948213 Vera Playa El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 En Fu ……............................................................…950 467839 dmatch digital services SL (See p.5) 950 472947 / 670 084438 Gnomo Feliz II .........................................................950 132350 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 La Buena Mesa ……………................950 467222 / 610 356387 J & A Multi-Services ................................................667 292227 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 653116 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950 478202 Solo Sat ............................................950 528334 / 699 909737 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 Tel Air ............................................... 950 393116 / 647 587855

Villaricos

SCHOOLS See also Tuition

El Mar La Mar ............................................................950 467030 ELC Education & Language Centre …………..........…670 575249 La Esperanza ............................................................950 467211 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 SCOOTER HIRE Carib Scoots (Mojácar) ....................639 734297 / 950 450092 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Mean Machine (Turre) …......................................….950 475419 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Inside Out In Europe S.L. ……….......................….950 449622 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 482677

ROOFING

Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176 P.Morgan ..............................................950 132793 / 687 814358

RUGS

Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................637 756646 / 950 633149 Screenmasters ……................………..680 777789 / 677 152911 Florin Carpets .................................................……678 048808

SATELLITE TV

The Patio People ………….......................................610 345011 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 351324

SCUBA DIVING

Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968 Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 VivaRiva Sports S.L. (Villaricos) .............................950

SECOND HAND

493215 049229 040963 467572

De Lima S.L. (Mojácar Playa)................600 344565 / 647 006183 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 The Fundraiser (Turre) ............................................664 620288

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SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

Ecosol ......................................................................608 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ...........................609 888549 / 950 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 442695 Spanish Solar ….........................……950 069640 / 649

SEWING

ABC Sewing / Alterations ……............................…..627 Alice .......................................................................666 Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 Pet Whittaker, dressmaker ................950 397263 / 671 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 Sue (Bédar) ……....................................................600

046467 617037 056788 945502 503875 273335 997998 479278 319907 811169

SHOPPING CENTRES

Centro Mediterráneo (Almería) ..................................950 144287 Gran Plaza (Roquetas de Mar) ..................................950 328732

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

Creative De Signs (La Alfoquía) ..............................687 Grafitec Signs ………................................................687 Portilla Graficas .................................950 591900 / 605 Sign Centre …….......................................................637

454559 468230 139568 259305

620799 953722 162709 521397

Teletek .................................................950 459007 / 647 587855

SOLICITORS Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 AVSA Lawyers (Puerto Rey) 950 617359....(Aguilas) 968 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 Canton & Prieto (Garrucha) …………..647 049550 / 950 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950

121040 392208 286437 446576 473046 460731 134434 472775 617017 460999 412321 390282 615038

Sign Works (Baza)....................................................646 359837

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.6)....….......................….687 480694

SKIP HIRE

Aridos Mojácar S.L. .................................................650 914257 Servacon .................................................................950 475853

SOLAR ENERGY See also Alternative Energy

Alternia (Mojácar) ............................950 475876 / 678 612411 d match digital services (See p.5) ...........................950 472947

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TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias Allbites (La Alfoquía) ..................................................666 032776 Bombay Indian (Mojácar) ….................................…..950 472633 Chili (Turre) ........................................................…..950 468425 Cornish Pride (Albox) ….....................................………634 920434 Cornish Pride (Vera) ...........................................….619 502647 Doner Kebab (Garrucha) .........................................610 303238

SPAS Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 TeleTek (Antas)....................................950 459007 / 647 587855 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

Outdoor Leisure ………....................…950 633149 / 661 148998 Teletek (Antas) ….............................…950 459007 / 647 587855

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239

Eatz Diner (Mojácar Playa) ……................................677 865050 gb stores (Mojácar) (formerly Mr UK) ….….............…950 475850 Golden Amritsar Indian (Las Buganvillas) 950 132898 / 697 811365 Indian Curry House (Mojácar Playa) ………….....…..661 159089 India Tandoori (Mojácar Playa) ………950 472649 / 637 465493 New Bollywood (Mojácar Playa) ……..950 472641 / 646 665926 Pizza Da Marco (Turre) ...............................………..950 618903 Subway (Mojácar) …......................................………950 478129 Taj (Turre) ...............................................................950 479607 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS

Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

STAINED GLASS

TAXIS (Legal)

Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Janet Broady ….............................…..950 130627 / 628 809027 Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161

TELECOMMUNICATIONS

STONEMASON

The Stonemason - Ben Blake …….......................….652 294131 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758 Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 SURVEYORS InternetCallshop (Los Gallardos) ..............................950 398896 Philip Chesler (Chartered surveyor) ……….................687 814369 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 636 574793 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

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TILING & PATIO WORK

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…659 741875 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 A1 Concrete Imprinting ......................618 387050 / 679 631458 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Andalucian Tiling & Plastering Specialists ..................661 129028 Andrew Gallagher ........................................………..691 015270 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Emerald Construction (Tiling) ……............................649 212707 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 GPG - Tiling & Plastering ...................666 161079 / 950 459402 J & F Paving …………...............................................677 011079 Mick Cox ..............................................950 472764 / 677 403397 P. Morgan ............................................950 132793 / 687 814358 R.D.M. ...............................................687 056369 / 660 096152 Robin Marston .........................................................678 397552 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .....................................950 456452 / 679 663343 Vida Desierto (See p.2)...................…950 473183 / 610 867029 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Jack in Albox (English & Spanish)......652 580695 / 607 598457 Juan Manuel Sánchez (Spanish)(Vera playa) .950 888303 / 657 617594 La Galeria Art Classes (Las Casicas, Almanzora) …..663 341904 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Maths & English …….......................................……..950 473222 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................666 282620 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano Bar, Turre (Spanish classes) ..........................610 005373 Robin Wright (Classical Guitar) ..........950 472962 / 627 586037 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................…….667 846132 Sarah Rigby ……………............................................637 049454 Singing Lessons (Garrucha area) .......950 460511 / 667 275614 Swimming / Aqua Aerobics (Marianne) ..................637 435864 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Trumpet & Jazz Keyboard ........................................677 677512 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham ............................................................666 826886

UNIFORMS

Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 069272

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Tanks in Spain (tank trips) ..............950 527003 / 663 758113 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

UPHOLSTERY

Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............950 064 599 / 634 320990 Cortinas con Estilo (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Sue (Bédar) ………..................................................600 811169 Suite Dreams (Upholstery Cleaning) .....950 069385 / 697 990315

VAN HIRE (& man)

A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 607 598407 Bell Removals ..........................................................687 231423 TOYSHOPS Howard (Large Van) ......……..............968 110031 / 666 907747 Jack in Albox ……………...…...........…607 598457 / 652 580695 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 TRANSLATING see Interpreters Indalo Van Man ......................................................678 490294

VEHICLE IMPORTATION

TRAVEL

Alanda Tours (Mojácar) ………............................…..950 615436 Ana ..........................................................................620 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 472333 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 475757 Oaktree Golf Tours S.L. ……………….......................618 133439 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 334196 Turre World Tours …….........................................…..950 479369 Viajes Solar (Mojácar) ...............................................950 478700 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 412498 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 410197 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 TUITION See also Schools Fernando .................................................................. 677 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ............678 490639 VEHICLE REPAIRS ELC Education & Language Centre .........................670 575249 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Albox Service Centre S.L. …................950 120620 / 662 Almería Engine Services .....................950 137850 / 687 Enjoy España Club ....................................................645 435324 Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Mojácar Motors (Workshop) ……..............................950

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Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ..................690 756196 / 950 472432

DB Auto Paramedics ………..................950 369116 / 678 487689

Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 798173

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Free directory listings. Call 670 84 92 65 or email info@almeriafocus.com Divine Logix ...........................................................617 Elliot Denmark ..........................................................600 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................689 Image Suite ………...................................................666 Janga Group .............................................................664 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 MODS ........................................................................600 Multi Service Costa Almeria ..............950 069645 / 676 Red Y Web .................................................................661

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WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607 Ananda (Turre) .......................................................639 715120 Beach Bar Weddings ..........................666 291984 / 607 444034 VEHICLE SALES Albox Service Centre S.L. …………...................…..950 431600 Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826 Almería Engine Services (4x4) ..........950 137850 / 687 Auto Corner (Los Gallardos) ……........……...........…950 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) ............................662 Coastal Cars (Antas) ........................950 459136 / 692 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ...............(Workshop) 950 Nissan (Albox) ………................................................950 Taller DAYDO (Antas) …............……950 459116 / 607 Talleres Azor ............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950

075262 069198 167758 243870 549649 478335 430856 373298 391400

WEIGHT LOSS

Image (Helen) ..........................950 432902 / 665178326 Gill (Weight Watchers Albox & Huércal Overa) .....…650 600709

WINDOW CLEANING

Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 Portilla Window Cleaning ...................950 591900 / 605 Mick ...........................................................................627 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......689

092632 162709 205331 891328.

VETS

WINDOWS

Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ...950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) ......950472262 Emergencies: 629099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.23)................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121 Windows & Doors Direct (Turre) …...…950 479481 / 649 191821

Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ….....…950 473104 / 669

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WINDSCREENS

WARDROBES See Bedroom Furniture WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS

Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280 Pro Sun Solutions .....................................................679 695999

WATER TREATMENTS

Ashley Reliable Plumbing ……….......................…..610 JF Supplies Albox ……….............….950 064315 / 660 Piscinas Octopus (Albox) …............................………950 TeleTek ....................................................................950 Water Filters …….............................................…….600

WEB DESIGN

WINES

052407 350246 121927 459007 063303

Bodegas Fuente Victoria (Mojácar outlet) ................ 950 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Tentaciónes (Mojácar Zoco Centre) .........................687

478786 411538 265092 403185

ZOO & PARK

Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies

(Multi-lingual).........112 Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade and Civil Protection

TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……...........……….902 240202

Health Emergencies ................061 HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) Guardia Civil Hotline ..........................062 Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013 Local Police Hotline............................092 HOSPITALS Coast Guard.............................900 202202 Huércal-Overa, CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 AIRPORTS Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 Almería ..............................................................950 213700 Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Alicante ................................................................966 919000 San Javier, Murcia ...........................................968 172000 LOCAL POLICE Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 BRITISH CONSULATES Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 Alicante ..............................................................965 216190 Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 Málaga (for Almería province) ......................952 352300 Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 (If passport stolen) ............................................952 352300 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 BRITISH EMBASSY Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 Madrid ...................................................................913 190200 Passport Call Centre (9-17.30) .....................807 429026 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 WATER Galasa Enquiries: ........................................950 391200 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Breakdowns: ................................902 355575 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Gestagua (Albox) ...........................................950 120649 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 International Operator ......................................................11825 GAS Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .................901 121212 Repsol, information ...................................901 100100 MOBILES HELPLINE (From mobiles) Amena ......................................................................................1474 ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Movistar ...............................................................................609 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Vodafone (Airtel) ............................................................123 Central number ……………...............................902 575757 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100

TAXIS See Directory pages Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm Tourist and Town Hall enquiries .............950 109845 FLIGHT WEBSITES www.thomson.com www.bmibaby.com FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 430122 www.easyjet.com Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 616161 www.aerlingus.com Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 460295 www.ryanair.com Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950 478102 www.tarletontravel.com

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What’s On Live Music Tito’s Beach Bar. Mojácar Playa, Clive Sarstedt from 5pm, Sundays, Tel: 950 615 030 Bar Med, Mojácar Playa, Saturdays. Tel: 666 140901 The Emerald Isle, Mojácar Playa, Sean Grew, Saturday & Sunday, 8pm. Tel: 678 914923 El Patio, Mojácar Playa, Sunday afternoons. Tel: 950 615591 The Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa, Sundays, Robin from 3pm. Tel: 950 473135 Bar La Union, La Alfoquía. Every Friday from 9pm. Tel: 950 634 533 White Horse Inn, Cucador, Every Saturday night. Tel: 667 273 936 Bar El Pinar Sunday lunchtimes, Driftwood. Tel 950 469036 El Naranjo Bar, Los Gallardos. Live music Sundays. Tel 950 398799 Jazz Life, Mojácar Pueblo, has live music. For info tel 950 475781 / 607 384295 Bar La Montaña, El Campico (Bedar-El Marchal road) Sunday lunchtimes. Tel: 617 577615 Harley Dee's Bar, Carboneras. Live music from 2.30pm on Sundays Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Camping - Live music on Saturday evenings & Dinner dance. Tel: 679 970399 or 650 418954 Lua, Puerto Rey, Vera Playa, Stan Roberts Jazz Band & Guest artists, Fridays 8pm. Tel. 687 361 440 or 670 243 461

Exhibitions The César Lucas exhibition of photographs in the Centro Andaluz de la Fotografía in Almería has been extended until the end of September due to the huge response. The photographs depict Spain during the 1960s and 70s, including some famous people of the era. Ginés Parra has an exhibition of his paintings, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of his death. The exhibition is in the Casa Ibáñez Museum at Olula del Río. Apart from the paintings original documents relating to his life and times are on display. The exhibition is open until October, from 7-9pm every evening except Mondays. Art Exhibition by Carlos Romera, John Middleton, Lee Gooding and Nicolas Navarro in the Centro de Arte, Mirador del Castillo, Mojácar Pueblo until Aug 31st. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 2pm and 6.30pm – 10.30pm.

Concerts & Flamenco Flamenco Festival ‘Ciudad de Almería’, Patio del Colegio La Salle, Almería, August 23rd-25th at 10.30pm, tickets 18 euros. (23rd & 24th), 15 euros (25th). Juan Gómez and the flamenco giant Enrique Morente open the festival August 23rd. Tomatito, Rocío Segura, Vicente Soto Sordera and Argentina perform on the 24th. Alfonso Salmerón, Marina Heredia and Arcángel close the festival on the 25th.

Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa. 9pm, Fridays

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David Bisbal performs on August 22nd in Almería City, at the ‘Explanada’ of the Mediterranean Games Palace. This concert is part of the Almería Feria and admission is free. Alejandro Sanz, the famous Spanish singer, and his band led by Mike Ciro, performs in the Mediterranean Games Stadium on September 23rd. The show is titled “Gira Paraíso”

Miscellaneous “Cabalga”, the Horse Show with 50 horses comes to Vera Bullring on Saturday, August 14th at 10pm. Tickets, 15 euros from Casa Juventud & Convento (Vera), Viajes Iberia (Cuevas), Hiper Ocio (Albox) and Optica Almería (Huércal Overa). On Sunday 15th the show moves to Roquetas, 10pm also, tickets 15 euros, from the Town Hall, Blanes and Eroski (Roquetas). Motocross Freestyle, Roquetas Bullring Friday August 13th at 10pm. Tickets 19 euros (children 12), before the event or 23 and 15 at the gate. This event features a world record holder and other famous names. The Bullfighting Festival in aid of the Virgin of the Sea takes place in Almería Bullring from Sunday August 22nd to Saturday 28th. 6 bulls will appear every day. Extreme 40 Sailing Series Finals, last year called the iShares cup, comes to Almería port between October 9th-12th.


What’s On Miscellaneous Volley Ball competitions continue at Mandala Beach club in Mojácar, every Saturday and Sunday, with the finals on August 21st & 22nd. Bar La Fuente, Purias. Line Dancing with Graham. Thursdays at 8.30pm. 1 euro/session. All welcome. Raffle proceeds to animal charity. Quiz Nights, alternate Fridays commencing 16th July. 8.30pm. 1 euro/session. Raffle proceeds to animal charity Club Taurino Mojacar. 2 night stay in the heart of Cordoba, in a 4 star hotel opposite the Mesquita. 125 euros per person. 17th-19th August. Further details from Mike or Audrey 950 475 261 www.club-taurino-mojacar.com A Summer Evening with live entertainment from the Blues Brothers, Baz and Ed. Tickets available from: Essentials (Arboleas), Bar Lepanto, nr Mercadona (Albox), Puppy Rescue Charity Shops or Stall at Tues Market or Sat Car Boot Sale. Tel: 950 591893 To raise funds for Puppy Rescue’s Dogs to Holland appeal. Thurs 26th August. 7.30pm till late at Bar International. Tickets 10 euros per person (Includes Cold Buffet).

Summer Extravaganza – Evening of Music at La Cumbre Restaurant (situated on the Bedar/Los Gallardos Road) 1km from Los Gallardos, Aug 24th. Entertainment by the Kings of Swing - Tony Justice and Brendan O´Dee, The Yankee Blues Brothers - Jake and Elwood, Arriba Arriba - Ellen Turner and Jim Mackie, Driftwood & Mel Jay. Also a Special Guest appearance 4 Piece Band. 12 euros per person, 2 euros going to a well known charity for disabled childrean ASADIS. For tickets call Julie Justice on 950398846 or 697462746.

Courses at Alkemi Mon. Sept.6th, Neuro Linguistic Programming, Mon Sept 20th, Reiki Master Teacher Course, Booking necessary. All held 10.30 – 4.30 at Alkemi, Calle Nunez de Balboa L-11, Vera Playa. Tel: 950-132-342 or 663397-789

Keep Fit & Swimming Activities organised by Mojácar Town Hall. 20th June to 28th November. In water:: aquatone, aquabox, aquarelax and free swimming. In the gym: spinning y bodypump. Cost 15 euros to include coach from Mojácar and lunch, 10am to 7.30pm, for ages 18 to 65. Location: Piscina Mariana Pineda (Vera). Tel:950 39 32 38 or 950 39 32 39 or 950 39 32 40 (See www.mojacar.es)

Do you enjoy singing??? We are looking for men and women to join our new singing group "The Harmony Singers". Our next show will be in late autumn and we would love to hear from you. Rehearsals start in September. To enrol now please phone: 950 069 610 or 664 095 564.

The Voices of Almanzora established Albox based choir - are keen to welcome new members (particularly lower voices) to join them for rehearsals for their Christmas shows. Tel Trudi: 950 432 333

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Top soprano needed for Mojácar based group rehearsing on Friday mornings. Ability to read music an advantage but not a necessity; enthusiasm and a good voice more important. All enquiries to Lyn 667 275 614

Dames in Turre meet again on Monday September 27th. Please call Lesley on 9 5 0 478 6 3 3 o r e m a i l lesleyiom@yahoo.co.uk Dames in Spain will meet again on September 20th.


What’s On Dog travel cages urgently required for transporting dogs to Holland. Puppy Rescue need to borrow dog travel cages for a period of 1 week in late Aug 2010. If you can lend one please tell us in the Puppy Rescue Shop, Calle Málaga, Albox or phone Diane on 664768958. Paws Patas would be very grateful if you could spare just a few hours as and when you can. Help is needed in the shop, dog walking, with work in the Shelter, and in the Fundraising team. Foster homes are needed for dogs and cats. Help abandoned animals feel loved once more. Please call 678490208, 678490217 or 629255592 or email h a p py d o g @ a v i r e d . c o m .

Events at Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. 1-5 Oct, Silent retreat Padma VeraneArte 2010 June – August. www.elsaltador.com. The Dog House Foundation, Huércal-Overa needs your help in caring for abandoned dogs. For more information please see www.thedoghouse-huercalove r a . we b s . c o m E m a i l : thedoghse@hotmail.com. Tel: 626 766 073 PAWS A Book, CD and DVD sale will be held every second Tuesday of the month at the Beachcomber Bar on Mojacar Playa from 11am to 1 pm to help raise funds for the Mojácar PAWS Catter y.

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Forum Golf Society Events: Aug 20th, Team Irish Fourball at Alboran. Sept 3rd, Stableford at Marina. Sept 17th, Pairs Betterball Stableford at Playa Macenas. Contact Phil Elam on philjelam@yahoo.co.uk / 666 847840, or see www.forum golfsociety.webs.com VOLLEY PLAYA. 05 July to 31 August. Playa del Cantal, Mojácar. For children born 1991 to 1997. Fee 8 euros for beginners classes y 10 euros for advanced. Monitor: Manuel Berenguel. Time: 10:00 to 12:00. Mondays to Fridays. SWIMMING COURSES. From 15 July. At La Mata Club Pool. For ages 4 to 10 years. Enrol at the Townhall of Mojácar.


What’s On Summer Activites & Shows organised by Mojácar Town Hall (See www.mojacar.es)

Children’s Musical – Hello Kitty, Vamos Todos a Jugar. Sun, Aug 22, 9pm, Multiple Use Centre, Mojácar Pueblo. Fee to pay on entry.

Petanca for children from 8yrs. Fri, Aug 20th, Mojácar Town Band. Tues, Aug 24th, Mojácar, 6pm, Playa del Descargador 10pm. Free. Spanish Songs by Ana and Antonio. Wed, Aug Dancing by the School of Fatima Perstello.Wed, 11th, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar Pueblo. Free Aug 25th, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar Pueblo entrance. Entrance free. Children’s Petanca Tournament. Ages from 8yrs. Dancing by the School of Gustavo Criado. Thurs, Playa del Descargador, Aug 13th, 6pm. Aug 26th, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar Pueblo Free entrance. Oriental Dance Group ‘Shirin’. Fri, Aug 13th, Plaza Nueva, 10pm, free entrance. Mojácar Marathon. Sat, Aug 28th, 7.30pm. From the Plaza Nueva, Mojácar. Register on the day Magic Show. Aug 14th, Plaza Nueva, 10pm, free before 7pm. entrance. Domino championship. Aug 27th, 5pm, Centro Petanca Tournament for adults in pairs. Aug de la Tercera Edad. Pairs. 14th, 5pm, Playa del Descargador. 3 euros per person. Cologne Chamber Orchestra. Classical favourites by Vivaldi, Mozart, Tchaikovsky, and Pachelbel. Tues, Aug 17th, 9.30pm, Multiple Use Centre, Mojácar. Tickets from the Tourist Offices or on the day at the venue up to one hour before. Show by the Julie Bruce Dance Academy. Wed, Aug 18th, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar Pueblo. Entrance free. Children’s Theatre, Fri, Aug 20th, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar. Free. Petanca for adults in pairs. Aug 21st, 6pm. Playa del Descargador. Entrance fee 3 euros per person. Choir "Escálamo". Sat, Aug 21st, 10pm, Plaza Nueva, Mojácar. Free entrance.

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What’s On Regular Events See also Activities, Clubs, Associations Mondays: Bingo and Quiz, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 8.30pm Bingo, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8.30pm Quiz Night, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos Bingo, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Quiz with Mojácar Maidens, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Quiz, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 8pm Bingo, af ternoons, Blue Lagoon, Mojácar Playa Albox Poker League, Sopranos, 7.30pm for 8pm Darts, Cave bar, Mojácar Playa

Tuesdays: Quiz & Open the Box, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Bridge. Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 2.30pm Quiz, Bistro Bonita, Albox, 8pm Fun Quiz, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Bingo, 3pm, Moe's Bar (Mojácar Playa) Bingo, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 3pm Texas Hold Em’ Poker, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa

Wednesdays:

Killer Pool, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa Bingo & Music Quiz, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 8pm Bingo, Quiz & Karaoke, Millionaire’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30 Sing along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Fun Quiz/Music Quiz, Sunburnt Arms, Piedra Amarilla, 8pm Bingo, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 4pm Albox Poker League, Le Bistro, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm Quiz night from 8pm, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos

Fridays: Karaoke, El Naranjo, Los Gallardos, 8.30pm Bingo, Miraflores Rest. Los Gallardos, 8pm Captain Sunshine Disco, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Quiz, Bar El Pinar Cards & Disco, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Karaoke, Irish Rover, Mojácar Playa Star Karaoke, Steve Fisher, 9 pm, La Marmita, Arboleas Wii Games, The Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, 7pm Darts Knockout, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Quiz, 8pm, Los Limoneros, last Friday of the month Albox Poker League, Rumores, Albox, 7.30pm for 8pm Bingo, Le Bistro, Albox, evening

Darts, Dominoes & Pool, Miraflores, Los Gallardos, 8pm Karaoke, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Bingo. Los Amigos, Mojácar Playa, 9.30pm Poker Nite, Travellers Inn, Albox, 9pm Fun Poker, Stoney's Sports Bar, Turre, 7pm Fun Poker, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa, 8.30pm Bingo, 8.30pm, Bar Genesis, Villaricos Quiz and Bingo, Sopranos, La Hortichuela, 8.30pm Quiz, Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, from 8pm Quiz Night, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar Playa. 9pm

Saturdays:

Thursdays:

Sundays:

Quiz & Open the Box with prizes, 9pm, Frankie’s Bar, Vera Playa Singles Disco Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Quiz & Bingo, Bar Stop, Turre, 8 pm

Karaoke & Fun Night, Piano Bar, Turre Disco Party Night, Hole in One Venue Bar, Valle del Este Fun Bingo & Games, The Lemon Lounge, Mojácar, 4pm Horse Racing & Fancy a Flutter, Cave Bar, Mojácar Playa, 1pm Quiz, 9pm, Los Amigos. Bookings advisable Disco Party Night, Reflections, Mojácar Playa, 9pm Fun Poker, MBar, Mojácar Playa, 5pm Live Enter tainment, Alvaron Bar, Mojácar Playa Karaoke, Roly’s Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Sing-along with Martin, Roly's Too, Las Buganvillas, 9pm Bingo, Miraflores Restaurant, Los Gallardos, 8pm Quiz Night, 8 pm: Bar Oasis, Palomares

Market Days

Monday: Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Tuesday : Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Wednesday: Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco Thursday: Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Friday: Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Saturday: Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Sunday: Villaricos Please note that all street markets and rastros finish by 2 pm.

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. The Almeria Focus Magazine is happy to publish, free of charge, details of any association, group or activity. Please contact us: editor@almeriafocus.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441

Saturday: Bar International, Arboleas-Albox Road. Sopalmo, 10am - 4pm 2nd Saturday of the month: Los Gallardos Campsite 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month, Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am (not August)

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch meets at The Artisan Centre (bottom of the Pueblo) every 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month at 11.00 am. Almanzora Group of Friends Information Centre and Library, Tues, All are welcome including non-services Thurs & Sat ,10am – 2 pm. 3 C/Barcelona, personnel. Contact Rita Sneddon for Albox (near Mercadona). Extensive English details on 950 47 30 25. Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Quiz 1st Royal British Legion - Albox & 3rd Tues of month, Bar Rumores. Day Every third Thurs. of the month at La trips, mini holidays and other social events. Parrilla, Albox, at 11 am. Contact Chris Contact: David Durrant on 636918942 Pearce on 630 562 618. ALL welcome. www.almanzoragof.org See www.rblalbox.com for activities. Almería Link Friendship Group Baza Royal British Legion. Wednesday, 8.30pm at Vera Hotel. All 4th Tues. of month, 11am, Hotel Robemar. welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 Contact: Lin: 958 065204 or Ken: 697 or Heather 667 243561 605320 Living Alone in Spain? Motorcycle Club: Harley & Big Bikes We are a 60+ group of friends who meet Los Gallardos. Tel. Brian: 950 469540 for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 610 003 784 Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Elderberries Lunch Club Harry 629 529 656, Hans 968 429 256, For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. e m a i l : a c c l eva n te @ h ot m a i l . c o m Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or Al-Arbuli Slot Car Club Marianne: 950 472 349 Arboleas. Thurs, 7pm & Sat, 1pm. Contact Club Taurino de Mojácar Jay Lockett 676 354 759 Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 Model Aero Flying Club w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Tuesday Ladies Club Piano Bar, Turre. Tues, 12-2pm. Get more Cuevas Model Boat Club out of your life in Spain. All welcome. Cuevas del Almanzora Lake. Sundays from 11.00 till 2.00 Phone Alan 666 849 609 Sharon 610005373 for info or just pop along for a chat. Funky Monkeys Bilingual Play Group Mojácar Playa. Contact Annie: 697 264179 Albox Computer Club Bar Rumores, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels Dames in Huércal Overa o f ex p e r i e n c e a r e w e l c o m e d . 3rd Wed.of the month, 10.30am, Tennis www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com Club. Tel. Pam 677 273736 or call David on 950 064 311 Dames in Spain Mojácar Indalo Hash House Harriers 3rd Mon of the month, 11am The Kimrick, Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Mojácar. Contact Chairman on 950 472 locations. Call 686 408834 or 666 027742 225 or Secretary on 950 475 863. or emal skad7@hotmail.com Dames in Turre Betty's Garden Club Last Monday of month, 11am, Multiple 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at use centre. Chairman - 950 398 162, Sec. Camping Los Gallardos. Tel: 950 398 021 - 950 475 418, Pres.- 950 478 633 Mojácar Angling Club Weight Watchers Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Wed, 10.30am La Parrilla, Albox. Tues 10.30 at Club de Tenis, Huércal Overa Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. Contact Sue 610 326 534 www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Community Library 950 467 679 Artisan Centre Mojácar. The 2/4 Jazz Workshop Free Masons To improve skills. All interested musicians Contact: 950 36 90 33 welcome. 2nd & 4th Sat. 4.30-7pm, The Blue Parrot, before Vera Playa Club Hotel. Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201 Tel Stan Rober ts 687 361 440

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The Enjoy España Club Classes and activities to help you get the most out of living in Spain. Tel: 645 43 53 24 or email: info@enjoyespana.com Cantoria Residents Association Library and meeting room above the Third age (pensioners bar) near the Ole supermarket. Library open: Tues 11.302.30, librarians and Secretary in attendance. Thurs. 11.30-12.30, librarians, Secretary, President, and interpreter in attendance. www.residentsinspain.com Tel: 662413075 Whist Club Camping Los Gallardos. Tuesdays, Bell rings 8pm. Call Jim on 662 510 543. Mojácar Bridge Club Valle del Este Hotel, Mojácar Playa, Wed 7pm. Contact Les: 950 437 100 Chess at El Pinar Bar Friendly, relaxed games of chess. Email David on david@helenanddavid.co.uk or tel. 950069713 The Write Thing Los Gallardos, Tuesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Meditation Group First Fri. of the month: An evening of Meditation and a talk. Third Fri of the month, Spiritual Cinema. L.O.T.U.S. Yoga Centre Mojacar, all welcome. Entrance donation. Tel: Sharon 950 469 122 The Divine Life Society Non-sectarian, meditation & spiritual group. 2nd & 3rd Fri. of month, The Yoga Centre, Vera, nr bullring. Tel. Sharon: 950 469 122 Psychic Development Circle Mondays, 6.30 - 8pm. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 The Harmony Singers Based in the Zurgena area. We sing all types of music from musicals to choral music. All welcome to join. Tel: Mary 950 069 610 or Eva 664 095 564 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Religious Groups & Churches

Iglesia Evangelica C / H e r m a n o s M a ch a d o (opposite El Arbol Supermarket) Cuevas del Anglican Chaplaincy. Church of England. Almanzora. Spanish sermon Priest: Canon Hugh Broad translated into English. 950 478 432. Mojacar: Sundays 7pm. Contact Eucharist, Sundays, 11am in Carmela: 950 132 792 the church of St. Pascual, Roman Catholic Agua de Enmedio, 4kms past Mojácar Village. Mass H ote l I n d a l o towa r d s Sundays & fiestas 12.30. Tues Carboneras. Albox: Eucharist /Thurs /Sat 7pm, Priest: 950 last Thurs in month, 11am, 475 017 Community Hall Aljambra. Evensong second Sunday in The Evangelical Church, month at 18:00 (16:00 in Turre winter) Church Wardens, Avda de Almeria on the Alan Smith 950 478 066, corner of C/Alberquillica . John Salmons 950 472 112, Sunday 11am. Parents & www.mojacarchurch.org Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. d u r i n g s ch o o l te r m s . . Living Water Church Midweek prayer meeting & (Mojacar) Alpha course. Tel. 950 Lively Non-denominational 617549 or 950 472349. Services, 11.00a.m Sundays, w w w. t u r r e c h u r c h . c o m Hotel Virgen del Mar, Mojácar Playa. Contact Pastor: David Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Hamilton 950 618 814 or Witnesses Geoff Ward 950 615 068 Tues 7.30pm & Sun. 10.15am. C/Oliva,15 Vera (opposite Lidl). Church Services Contact: 677 857 920 Opposite garden centre, Garrucha/Vera roundabout. Antas Church English service Sundays Services held in Jauro. Tel: 950 092 091. 11am

Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Sundays, 11.00 am, Camino Cementerio 218, Esparragal, Puerto Lumbreras Tel: 868 009 940 We are available for other services such as Wedding Blessings, Funerals and Memorials Full Gospel Church International Committed to a purpose driven life. Sunday, 11.00am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 015 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre near Albox Health Centre. Legally registered. Meetings Sun, 11am www.alboxevangelical centre.es Tel. pastor 950 064 402 Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Tel: 673 207 366 or email santacruzalbox@gmail.com

Support Groups A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojácar area. Meetings Tues. & Fri., 6pm. Contact: 617 878 207 Alzheimer Support Group Gives advice to Spanish or Englishspeaking families & sufferers. Contact Julia Martos: 676 200733 Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 or 677 688037 Holistic Support Group Cellulite, weight, natural health, self-confidence etc. Support & motivation group. Tel: 686 929 855, earthenergies @gmail.com MACS Cancer Support Group English & Spanish speaking. Contact Elaine on 607 598470 in strict confidence. E-mail elaine@avired.com www.macscancersupport.com Alkemi Therapist Support Group (A.T.S.G.) For all therapists and anyone interested in learning more about holistic therapies. Call 663-397789 for more details.

Dance Line Dancing Bar Rosaleda (Arboleas-Albox Road), Thurs. 7pm. Margaret: 940 436 521

Ceroc Dancing The Kimrick, Mojácar Playa. Tues 8.15pm-10.30pm. Contact Tracey: 687 251799

Belly Dancing Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, 8pm, all levels. Contact: 627 Garrucha, Vera, Pulpi, Huércal713238 Overa & Carboneras. Contact Pamela’s Line Dance Club Fatima: 610 472 596 Piano Bar, Turre, Mon, 7.15 pm. All levels. Classes in Victoria's Studio. Sat, 2-7pm, 3 sessions for Mojácar Playa. Fridays 4:15pm or 8:30pm. Contact Marcela different levels. Latino’s, La Alfoquia, Wed, 2.30 o n 676 9 51 3 5 2 o r pm. Improvers /Intermediates chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Harmony Gym. Mojácar Playa. Salsa Classes Tel: 950 475 403 Jack in Albox. Tel: 652 580 695 Tea Dances D u o P u b i n Pa l o m a re s Afternoon tea dance for all (opposite town square) Wed, sequence dance lovers at Rumores Cafe/Bar, Albox, 9.30p.m. & Sun, 7 p.m. Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499.

Ballroom dancing Miraflores Camping Los Gallardos. Every 1st & 3rd Friday of the month, 3.306.30pm. Contact Terry 950 069332.

Julie Bruce Dance Academy Classes held in Los Gallardos and Garrucha in Ballet. Tap. Disco. Cheerleading. Streetdance, B.A.G.A gymnastics, Rhythmic Ballroom & Latin American gymnastics, Musical Theatre, Bar Rumores, Albox. Beginners Ladies Tap. . Tel. Julie: 697 Mon 7.30pm - 9.30pm, Tues 861071 or 950 462 215 8 . 0 0 p m - 10 . 3 0 p m . Improvers,Tues, 3.15 - 5.15pm. Anita Watson Academia de Monthly dances at Bar Danza Rumores 8.00pm - 11.00pm. Ballet & Tap for children, adults Call Steve on 637 546 559 & teachers in Vera & Los Gallardos. Contact Anita on Rock ‘n’ Roll Classes 950 453 681 Authentic 50’s Dance Style. White Horse, El Cucador (Mon). Dance Classes Bar Rumores, Albox (Tuesday). Harmony Gym, Mojácar Playa. The Piano Bar, Turre (Friday) Ballet, Dance Express, Jazz & 7:30 p.m. Tel: 958 003 392 Latin. Contact 950 475 403. Trev: 689 892 745 Suzie: 662 607 371

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165 Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays. Contact Keith (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox Contact Malcolm Nicholls: 600 080860 malcolmpatra@yahoo.co.uk Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509 Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 84 0 o r p h i l j e l a m @ ya h o o . c o . u k www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Reflections Golf Society Tel Chris on 665 919 916 Marina Golf Members Club Contact 627 353 281. Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Contact Sue: 950 064 369 Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115 Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 www.padelencasa.com Mojacar Cricket Club Welcomes new players/members. Contact: Sam 663 132 487 or Dave 950 617 606 Marina Playa Kids Football Club Sundays, 10.15am, 9-12 yr olds. Contact Dave: 670 035 632 Tag Rugby for Children For boys & girls aged 6 to 9yrs. Mojácar. Call Martyn on 607 705 119 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road).

Santa Irene, Sailing Club Garrucha slipway every Sunday, 11am. Valle del Este Golf Society. Contact John: 950 475 157 or e-mail We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All john@sailrway.com or see www.sailrwaywelcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. mojacar.com 690 090982 Horse Riding Pot Black Billiards and Snooker Club. Contact Bar La Montaña, El Campico Antas. Tel: 950 459135 Tel: 950469403 or 617577615

Arts & Crafts Las Huertas Studio, Mojacar .Drawing and Painting – Tues, Pottery – Wed & Thurs, Mosaic Making – Mon. All levels and abilities. Anna 637 091 934 / 950 472 962. Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 950 472 967 Sewing Circle Wed. 10.30am, Turre church hall. Tel: 950 168 007 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130627 jparson@teleline.es Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326

Theatre Groups Indalo Players Email ferahmehmet@msn .com or call 950 069 109 Independent Theatre Group Almanzora Valley. No experience needed. Tel Larraine on 617 029645 The Luvvies Bar Rumores, Albox. Wed, 2.30pm for 3pm. All welcome for acting or behind the scenes. w w w. t h e l u v v i e s . c o m info@theluvvies.com Tel: 697 384 513

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Fitness & Martial Arts Harmony Gym, Mojácar Various activites. Tel: 950 475 403 Girasol, Albox Keep Fit. Structural Fitness. Karate, Children’s Gymnastics, Music & Movement for Toddlers, Callenetics, Belly Dancing. For details call 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Step, ABS Arms & Bums, Self Defence, Circuit, Boxercise, Street Dance, Salsacise, Pilates, Stretch & Tone, Meditation. Call for details. 950 449 451 Pilates, Tone+Stretch, Beginners Keep Fit with Alison. Tel 637 465 487 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private lessons. Contact Sharon 638 487 314 Aquaerobics Vera Beach Club indoor pool. Mon, Wed, Fri, 10am, call 637 465 487 Martial Arts Academy, Karate & TaijiQigong, Antas Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Tae Kwon-Do Club Mojácar - Harmony Gym, Mon /Wed/Sat. Contact: 670 381 839 or 950 475 403 Body Sculpt Low impact fitness classes. Mon, 12.30 Low impact work out. Thurs, 10am, Chair or Fit ball work out. Bar Rumores, Albox. Tel: Julie 662 401 946 Tai Chi Piano Bar, Turre, Wed, 9.30 - 10.45am

Yoga Lotus Yoga Centre Mojácar. Mon, 10am & 2.30pm. Yoga Centre Vera, Wed, 10am. Harmony Gym Mojácar, Wed, 2.30pm. All levels. Contact Sharon on 950 469 122 or omsharon50@gmail.com L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Ist Sat. of month, Yoga day workshops. Daily classes. Tel. Vhyana: 617 719 913 Sophia Centre, Arboleas. 950 449 451 Girasol, Albox. Call 639 089 170 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres. Mondays, 5:30pm. Tel:Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Yoga for Kids and Family Yoga. Contact Marcela 676 951 352 or chavezmarcela@hotmail.com Gentle yoga class for seniors and the not so able. Every Thursday, 10.00 am at the Kimrick, Mojacar Playa. (Not August) Edna Freeman, 950-469-399


Your Stars Renovations or purchases made for your home will payoff. A little rest will do wonders. Your ability to be a self starter will help get things done and motivate others. Your efforts won't go unnoticed; however, someone you work with may get jealous. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

If you're uncertain of your feelings, keep your opinions to yourself. You could have a change of heart if an old flame waltzes back into your life. Unexpected bills may set you back. This is a great day to mingle with people you would like to impress. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Do your own thing without drawing attention to it. Expand your knowledge and sign up for courses and seminars. You might not be as reserved on an emotional level as you'd like. You'll have great insight. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

Someone around you may not be trustworthy. Focus on forming business partnerships. Stand up and propose your ideas, and you'll be surprised how many people will follow you. Don't push your mate if you want to keep this union going. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Your dedication and fortitude when dealing with humanitarian groups will enhance your reputation. Don't make mountains out of molehills if you want to avoid conflict. Don't expect new acquaintances to be completely honest about themselves. Make changes around your house and plan to do some entertaining. Your luckiest events this month will (May 22 - June 21) occur on a Sunday.

Don't let your emotional upset interfere with your professional objectives. Limitations with females could lead to unfortunate circumstances. You will find that friends or relatives may not understand your needs. Don't overspend on luxury items. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21)

All your energy should be directed into moneymaking opportunities. Try to enlist the help of those you trust in order to fulfill the demands being made of you. You will find that you are able to clear up a number of small but important details. You're in the mood to spend time with your lover. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (June 22 - July 22) Saturday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Don't hesitate to sign up for creative courses or physical fitness programs. Travel will be fun and entertaining. Avoid any over indulgences. Your contributions will be valued and helpful. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

A trip to visit relatives should be rewarding. Don't be too quick to respond to a plea for help. Rely on the one you love for support and affection. You will find their philosophies worth exploring. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

Don't overreact if your partner has a poor attitude. Control your temper by getting immersed in your work. Partnerships will be successful. You will need to do a lot of research if you wish to get to the bottom of things. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Romantic opportunities will develop through friends or relatives. Avoid letting children and friends borrow. You'll find travel or involvement in large groups gratifying. Your mate will enjoy helping out. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

You can expect to face opposition on the home front. Pleasure trips will bring you into contact with new and interesting people. You may be uncertain about some of your coworkers and your boss. You'll find it easy to talk about your feeling this month. Don't hesitate to find out what your mate's intentions are. Your luckiest events this (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20) month will occur on a Tuesday.

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Jokes of the Month Home Time

A Very Smart Dog

A businessman enters a tavern, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks. After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket, then orders the bartender to prepare another double martini. After he finishes that it, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to bring another double martini. The bartender says, "Look, buddy, I'll bring ya' martinis all night long - but you gotta tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill." The customer replies, "I'm peeking at a photo of my wife. When she starts to look good, I know it's time to go home."

I went to the cinema the other day and in the front row was an old man and with him was his dog. It was a sad funny kind of film, you know the type. In the sad part, the dog cried his eyes out, and in the funny part, the dog laughed its head off. This happened all the way through the film. After the film had ended, I decided to go and speak to the man. "That's the most amazing thing I've seen," I said. "That dog really seemed to enjoy the film." The man turned to me and said, "Yeah, he did. He hated the book."

Sandwiches

Leaks

Two attorneys went into a diner and ordered two coffees. Then they produced sandwiches from their briefcases and started to eat. The owner became quite concerned and marched over and told them, "You can't eat your own sandwiches in here!" The attorneys looked at each other, shrugged their shoulders and then exchanged sandwiches.

WikiLeaks has posted over 90,000 classified documents about the war in Afghanistan. The Pentagon is outraged, the White House is furious, but BP is relieved as this is the first leak they had naff all to do with.

Birds and the Bees The little boy asked his father - Daddy, how was I born? DAD SAYS: Ah, my son, I guess one day you will need to find out anyway! Well, your Mom and I first got together in a chat room on MSN. Then I set up a date via e-mail with your Mom and we met at a cyber-cafe. We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a download from my hard drive. As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall and it was too late to hit the delete button. Nine months later a blessed little Popup appeared and said: You've Got a Male

Custody A man and his wife in court getting a divorce. The problem was who should get custody of the child. The wife jumped up and said: 'Your Honour. I brought the child into the world with pain and labour. She should be in my custody. The judge turns to the husband and says ' What do you have to say in your defence? The man sat for a while contemplating then slowly rose. 'Your Honour. If I put a dollar in a vending machine and a Pepsi comes out.. whose Pepsi is it .. the machine's or mine?

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...and next... Feeding the Pigs There was once a man from the city who was visiting a small farm, and during this visit he saw a farmer feeding pigs in a most extraordinary manner. The farmer would lift a pig up to a nearby apple tree, and the pig would eat the apples off the tree directly. The farmer would move the pig from one apple to another until the pig was satisfied, then he would start again with another pig. The city man watched this activity for some time with great astonishment. Finally, he could not resist saying to the farmer, "This is the most inefficient method of feeding pigs that I can imagine. Just think of the time that would be saved if you simply shook the apples off the tree and let the pigs eat them from the ground!"

A Special Wish A man and his wife, now in their 60's, were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary. On their special day a good fairy came to them and said that because they had been such a devoted couple she would grant each of them a very special wish.

The farmer looked puzzled and replied, "What's time to a pig?"

The wife wished for a trip around the world with her husband. Whoosh! Immediately she had airline/cruise tickets in her hands. The man wished for a female companion 30 years younger...

The Blonde A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to ask her a few questions.... Officer: What's 2+2? Blonde: Ummmmm... 4! Officer: What's the square root of 100? Blonde: Ummmm... 10! Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln? Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno. Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

Whoosh...immediately he turned ninety!!! Gotta love that fairy!

Powerful Punctuation An English professor wrote the words: "A woman without her man is nothing" On the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already working on a murder case!"

All of the MALES in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing." While all the FEMALES in the class wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

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The Almeria Focus - August 2010