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Contents Still OK in General ..............................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 WFH .......................................................................................................38 So Now You Know ............................................................................40 King Juan Carlos l ................................................................................42 The Other Viruses .........................................................................44 DGT Traffic Regulations ............................................................46 Useful Numbers .....................................................................48 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................50 What’s On ...........................................................................................91 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................95 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…99 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................100 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…102 For general enquiries, call Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com For advertising enquiries, call Lee on 634 32 22 76

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Another month further into the pandemic we are fortunate that Almería province is still reporting low rates of infection, and our area in particular. For more than a month the number of people hospitalised and deaths has been in single figures spread over the three hospitals. Where there have been small outbreaks that are all community based, prompt action has limited the problem. The new instruction to wear masks inside and outside throughout Andalucía seems sensible. There appears to be one area of misunderstanding and this relates to bars and restaurants. Clients can’t wear masks whilst eating and drinking of course, but they should be used if people are just chatting and going to communal areas such as loos. From July 29th, pensioners plugged into the Spanish Health Service were entitled to three free masks courtesy of the health department of the Junta de Andalucía. People Almería Feria is cancelled this year who qualify should take their heath cards into a farmacia where they are being handed out. Our “What’s On” section returns this month but there are very few events before October. There We now have the added complication that tourists is still a top limit at present of 65% occupancy in are arriving and we have to hope that they don’t cinemas, theatres and concert halls so in some import the virus. At present, bars, restaurants and cases there are reports of a slight increase in shops are reporting that there is “some” increase admission fees. Social distancing has to be observed in trade but not much. With the Pueblo Indalo now but family members or persons from the same open in Mojácar the number of cars has gone up household should be able to sit together. August is dramatically! It may not be representative in our traditionally the month when many events take area, but 20% of hotels in Spain that shut in March place in the open air, but there is still a limit on are not reopening this summer. The Junta de numbers with social distancing. No new date has Andalucía are forecasting that at present they been set for the Mojácar ‘Moors and Christians’ anticipate a 40% occupancy during the summer event, postponed from July, and it was very obvious that may go up slightly in August (hopefully) for that the Villaricos Dreambeach music festival had the businesses that rely on tourism. Surveys of to be cancelled. The very large ‘feria’ in Almería city Spaniards suggest that 50% of them intend to stay that always takes place at the end of August, spread at home this summer and of the other 50%, a third over several days, has had to be cancelled. are coming to second homes which they think is safer than other accommodation. Flights at present August 15th is a national “red” fiesta that celebrates are about 30% of those in 2019 even in the Canary the religious event of the assumption of the Virgin and Balearic islands. The Spanish survey revealed Mary into heaven. Pope Pío XII confirmed in 1950 that just less than 10% of people thought that that she floated up to heaven at the end of her life flying was extremely risky. In our “In the news” without dying. There are usually a large number of section we comment on what amounts to an outdoor events and large church services but they ultimatum from Ryanair that Spanish staff have to will be muted this year as well. August 28th in Mojácar accept a drop in wages until 2024. is a celebration of their patron saint, San Agustin.

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In the News A Final Agreement! After one of the longest wrangles in the European Union in Brussels that spanned four days, all 27 states finally agreed a rescue package during the early hours of July 21st to address the ramifications of the COVID-19 catastrophe. The problems and disagreements were the amounts of money that were going to be given in grants, and the amounts that were loans. Recognition was made that countries such as Spain and Italy were particularly badly hit and needed the most money to recover. The final agreement was that Spain will receive 140 billion euros (a billion is 1,000 millions) over the next six years. 72.2 billion is a straight grant and the rest is made up of various loans. The only EU state that was given more money was Italy. The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, was very heavily involved in the discussions and he was hoping to get a grant of 77 billion euros, but stated he was very satisfied to get 72.2 billion. The total of 140 billion equates to 11% of the Gross National Product in Spain in 2019. Any conditions regarding the reform of the labour market and the pension system in Spain, which had been another sticking point, were not mentioned. It appears that there will have to be some compromise. To be able to dispense all of the money the European Union will borrow money on the international market, which has never been done up to now. The intense discussions were seen as a barometer as to whether the EU was still a union, or a divided entity. The UK took no part in the talks and will not receive any money as they left the EU last January.

government announced more help. Self-employed people did not have to pay social security in July, so a 100% discount, only 50% in August and a 25% discount in September. It appears that no special application has to be made, but people who use an accountant or gestor to do their monthly and quarterly accounts may wish to check with them that the discount is being applied.

Finally Open! On July 10thvarious dignitaries officially declared open the dual-carriageway from Vera to Las Buganvillas on the A-352. The first stretch was completed in 2006 and further work was restarted in 2009, 2012 and 2018 with long gaps when no work was done, and the last completed sections were started in July 2019. The tremendous stop-and-starts were due to money drying up, two construction companies going bust, and a major disagreement as to whether the final work and bridge at the turn off for Mercadona and Puerto Rey was different to the initial plans and signed contracts. On a normal day, traffic is put at 14,500 with a large number of commercial vehicles, many coming from the A-7 motorway, and 20,000 in the summer season when tourists arrive. Funding came from the Junta de Andalucía and EU ‘Feder’ grants. When the ‘AVE’ (high speed train) link is being constructed from Cuevas to the station in Vera, opposite the petrol station on the dual carriageway, this will cross the completed road. Presumably, this will mean major work and extended diversions on the newly opened road! At the opening ceremony, Juanma Moreno, President of the Junta de Andalucía stated that a contract had been signed More Self-employed Help for the extension of the ‘marble motorway’ from When the state of alarm became operational in La Concepción to the A-7 motorway that will cost March, many self-employed people had to cease 33 million euros. trading because they were banned from operating, or their customers completely dried Two Large Raids up. The Spanish government gave special grants Police continually crack down on the growing of to these people which were 670 euros per month cannabis plants, the distribution of drugs, and on average, and pro rata for a part month. In July problems with the local electricity supply when some businesses were able to open again and the illegal connections are made to bypass the meters.

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In the News In Spain, a major investigation is overseen by a judge, who works with the police and authorises search warrants and other actions, and is involved from start to finish. In early July at 6.30am, the National Police in Almería city, backed up by Guardia Civil police officers, simultaneously raided 28 properties which are alleged to be used by a major criminal gang who grow and distribute the drugs. The judge ordered the destruction of any plants and equipment, and the confiscation of arms, luxury vehicles and other related material including money. Apart from a very large number of police vehicles, a police helicopter flew over the area for most of the morning following the initial raids as investigations continued, and other properties were raided. A police spokesperson stated that a large number of documents and money had been seized, 3,500 cannabis plants were destroyed, rifles, pistols and ammunition were removed and there were 18 arrests. Technicians from the power company ‘Endesa’ disconnected 96 illegal connexions to the electricity supply in the area. Earlier this year, police in Adra intercepted a boat just off the coast and discovered 25 waterproof bales containing 750kg of cannabis resin and arrested three people. Another attempt in March, when police were waiting for a boat to arrive, culminated in another haul of 77 bales with 2,300kg. In a major investigation following, police in Almería, Murcia and Castellón carried out raids and made 33 arrests. 16 people in Adra and Berja were arrested and police confiscated 17,600 euros, 3,000 litres of petrol, 40 SIM cards and two luxury vehicles (one with false number plates). A senior police officer stated that the persons arrested in Almería province came from one family, and the cannabis resin was transported to other parts of Europe in the high performance cars. 85% Compliance A Spanish survey in July of members of the population in Spain revealed that 85% used masks habitually where required to do so, and 90% used gel and washed their hands frequently. 83% stated

that they did not shake hands, kiss or hug people they did not live with, or were family members, and tried to keep the 1.5m distance. A high 71% preferred to use their car instead of public transport, or they walked short distances. 72% were shopping at small businesses where they considered it was easier to social distance, and 16% thought that meeting in groups such as at a church was risky. 9% thought that air travel was too risky.

Fernando Simón

The Spanish Dr. Fauci Fernando Simón is the head of the Spanish Coordination Centre for Infectious Diseases and Health Alerts and has become the equivalent of Dr. Fauci in the US. Donald Trump and the White House are continually trying to side-line Dr. Fauci because they don’t like his advice, but Fernando Simón has no such problems. In his frequent appearances on Spanish TV he comes across as a quiet, knowledgeable expert with a raspy voice who is portraying the situation as it is. He has lived and worked in various countries, including Africa, and went back there during the 2014 Ebola crisis. Aged 57, he has three children aged 10 to 22 and his wife is a scientist specialising in infectious tropical diseases, whilst his father was a psychiatrist before he retired. He is far from being a spokesperson in a suit and tie and habitually wears jeans and pullovers and shirts that have not been ironed. Sometimes he could do with a shave and he claims he stopped brushing

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In the News his wiry hair when he was aged 15. He goes to work on an ageing Suzuki motorbike he bought several years ago and his leather jacket dates back to 1991. His department now has 24 people and his colleagues say that he is always there by 7.30am and regularly works 10-12 hours a day including weekends. His approval rating from the general public is over 90%, and there have only been a couple of occasions when the Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has not been in full agreement with his advice. Fernando brushes aside any criticism of Pedro Sánchez saying that he is the one who has to put in place severe restrictions with a huge impact on the population, and he considers the Prime Minister to be very brave and focused. Fernando tested positive for the virus on March 30th with only a few minor symptoms and he was back at his desk on April 14th. In his spare time (and he hopes he may have some before too long) he is an avid rock climber as well as playing rock ‘n’ roll with his bass guitar. He is fluent in six languages.

about their shopping habits and what they anticipated doing in the summer months. 93% were very worried about the virus and considered that they should take every precaution. Regarding food shopping, more than 50% of people stated they were trying to buy everything they needed in the one place and make fewer visits, and take less time to load their trolley and pay. About 40% of shoppers were buying more “own brands” because they were cheaper, and 24% were buying more goods online for home delivery. 80% of shoppers stated that they were very influenced by the safety precautions in supermarkets and they might go to a different one if they thought the safety measures were not good enough. 50% of the people surveyed stated they were staying home this summer, partly because of the virus and partly because they were short of money. People who did intend to have a holiday stated that they were staying within Spain, and 33% of these people had a second home so their holiday would be cheaper.

Record Exports from Garrucha Port Figures compiled for June show that 712,000 tonnes of yeso (gypsum) and gravel were loaded onto ships at Garrucha port. This was a big increase from June last year when 471,000 tonnes were exported. A contract was signed in June for a study to determine the scope and cost of an extension to the port for merchant vessels, which would allow more ships to be loaded and reduce the time they have to wait to be berthed. Some years ago there was a proposal that a dedicated road for lorries was constructed from Los Gallardos to link up with the turn off on the Garrucha-Las Buganvillas road to the port. This would stop the enormous amount of lorries that come down the existing road from Los Gallardos to the port turn off and back to Sorbas the same way.

Made in Andalucía During the pandemic, a very large number of personal protection equipment had to be purchased from China, and this applied to Spain and Andalucía. Since then, companies in Andalucía are providing 99% of the amount needed, and ‘Noruco’, a large company in Seville, converted their automated factory to produce masks and other personal protection equipment which entailed tripling their work force. 80% of their production is the fabrication of 5 million masks and 1.2 million other items every month. Other companies in Andalucía have embarked on the manufacture of face masks, goggles and hospital gowns.

Rent to Buy Before the pandemic, millions of young people had no chance of obtaining a mortgage or coming A Summer Survey up with the rent needed to move into a property. The Spanish association of supermarkets surveyed A very large percentage are on temporary 1,500 people at the end of June to ask them contracts with the worry that they might be laid

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In the News off. During and after the pandemic, when it finally ends, this situation is going to be much worse. Young people in Spain aged 25-30 still living with their parents is extremely common and is the highest number in Europe. Many young people paying rent, or even with a mortgage, are going back to their family home during the pandemic when it is impossible or extremely difficult to keep up the payments. Andalucía are providing 2.3 million euros to subsidise the rent for about 800 people who are on the poverty line, and this will continue until the end of September. Banks are giving a “mortgage holiday” where three month’s payments can be delayed, but going back to the family home means no bills for services. A new initiative being put forward by some banks and developers is that young people start to rent a property with the aim of this being converted into a mortgage. Ana Botin is the CEO of Banco Santander in Spain, owned by the Botin family, and has seen how the “Help to Buy” initiative in the UK has been very conducive to their banks there in attracting clients. The government loans of 15-20% of the cost, with no interest for five years and only a 5% deposit, has become one of the only ways for young people in the UK to get on the property ladder. Ana Botin considers that the Spanish government should do the same thing to break the vicious circle. A company called “Hola Lucas” was set up by the BBVA bank in 2019 where people can buy a property of their choice, or one from the company stock, for a 5% deposit and an option to buy after three years at a price fixed when they pay the deposit. The amount they have paid in “rent” is then counted as being a deposit for a normal mortgage. What will happen after the current crisis remains to be seen, but for young people who are still in stable work these schemes may prove attractive. Residential Homes Review Each autonomous community in Spain, so in our case Andalucía, has an official department, “El Defensor del Pueblo”, that hears complaints from the public and can make recommendations that

are legally binding. They can also launch their own investigations. Jesús Maeztu, the Defensor del Pueblo in Andalucía, has announced a major investigation into residential care homes during the pandemic. As in other countries, care homes have seen a very large number of deaths and Spain is the second country worldwide with the highest average ages of the population. In Seville, where he is based, a care home experienced 30 deaths from the virus. His department intends to visit many care homes in Andalucía and he wants to know how many doctors there are, how many staff are qualified to help in a pandemic, the problems they had with PPE equipment and how social distancing worked. He states that he is extremely alarmed with the claim that in some cases elderly people hospitalised with the virus, who came from care homes, were not admitted to intensive care wards because of their age. He considers that no medical staff should have the burden of making such a decision or be required to do so. He goes on to say that there are numerous lessons to be learnt from the pandemic and care homes are in a special category. The Spanish Health department states that there are 31,000 care homes in Spain with about 340,000 people living there. Although data is far from being completely reliable it “appears” that up to the end of June there were 27,500 deaths. About 9,000 people died as a direct result of COVID-19 and about 9,800 died from causes probably related to the virus but had not been confirmed as having contracted it. The remaining deaths were related to “normal” causes. A “State of Alarm” until 2021 The Italian Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, has announced that their state of alarm will be extended until the end of the year. There is also a list of 13 non-European countries that will not be given entry. These include Brazil, Chile, Peru, Panama, Bosnia and Bangladesh. In July they refused entry to 135 passengers on a plane that had come from Bangladesh and only allowed the plane to refuel. It was stated that the airline had

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In the News been instructed to cancel the flight the day before, which they had ignored, and the plane should never have taken off. Giuseppe Conde considers that Italians have made enormous sacrifices to get the pandemic under control and under no circumstance do they want to see a resurgence in numbers amongst the general population. He is quite clear that the prolonging of the state of alarm is in line with recommendations from Italian health experts, and a safe return to work is the primary objective. COVID-19 Work Inspectors A Spanish decree published on July 8th has empowered inspectors from the Department of Employment to visit companies where workers have gone back to work to see if all the conditions are being complied with. The decree authorises fines of 2,000-41,000 euros. The inspectors will see if adequate cleaning and disinfection is taking place with ventilation, and soap and water or gel are readily available. The social distancing of 1.5m will be checked in the individual work area or communal areas and if this is not completely possible PPE items have to be available and used. Large employers are being asked to put in place staggered entry and exit times to reduce the risk of infection. At present there are just over 1,000 such inspectors in Spain but the government has stated that there will be a very large increase in numbers, and the fines will relate to the size of the companies. An ‘ETA’ Prosecution Neither Spanish police nor the courts of justice have closed investigations and prosecutions of the Basque ‘ETA’ terrorists. María Soledad Iparraguirre, known as ‘Amboto’, is now in court in Spain accused of the active participation in the assassination of the Guardia Civil commandant Luciano Cortizo Alonso in León in December 1995 when a car bomb exploded. His daughter, who was in the car at the time, was badly wounded. María Soledad was released from prison in France in 2019 and extradited to Spain. She spent 15

years in prison in France after she was detained and convicted in 2004 of various terrorist related crimes there. Spanish prosecutors accuse her of being directly involved in the manufacture of the bomb that was put under the driver’s seat of the vehicle by her colleague Sergio Polo who was convicted and sentenced to 110 years in prison. There is no dispute that she was one of the most important ETA members and in May 2018 she and another senior ETA member read out a declaration that stated they were disbanding. Other ETA terrorists have referred to María Soledad as being the female chief of operations at the time of the car bomb. The Spanish prosecution is asking for a prison term of 122 years. Sentences like this are “symbolic” but in practice, a person convicted of terrorism will almost certainly stay in prison for 40 years. María Soledad is now aged 59.

The First Tourists The first flight into Almería airport with tourists, when restrictions were lifted, was a Ryanair flight from Manchester that brought 119 adults and one child on July 4th. Some of the passengers were meeting up with relatives and loved ones that they had not seen for weeks, but there were only 19 passengers on the return journey who had to observe the UK quarantine up to July 10th. The Spanish public company AENA own and operate all of the 45 airports in Spain and two heliports, with the exception of a few private ones such as the Corvera airport owned by the

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The Importance of Age in Health Insurance so the price of the insurance will always remain in the age bracket with which it has been contracted. This warranty provides peace of mind and confirms that the investment in health has been successful.

Age is very important in health insurance since it is one of the factors that determine your contracting along with the price. Insurance companies establish a maximum age of entry and consider the age when assessing the risk of acceptance of a new policyholder. In ASSSA we offer a wide range of entry age to insure people, we even offer the possibility of consulting those cases in which the established maximum age is exceeded. In addition, there is no maximum age of permanence, so the policyholder may be insured for life.

Another concern to note that unsettles those interested prior to hiring is, if the time comes, when they have an advance age or even having developed some medical issues if we may unilaterally cancel the policy, leaving them unprotected, after several years of being insured, and with great difficulty finding another company that accepts them. At ASSSA we guarantee by contract that we do not cancel the policy due to age, disease or use, so we offer our policyholders lifetime coverage and the security of feeling truly protected by their Company. At ASSSA we strive so that more and more people have access to quality private healthcare, benefiting from the exclusive benefits and guarantees of our insurances and the experience of our 85 years in healthcare.

As a general rule, companies determine the price of insurance at the time of contracting based on age brackets. Many interested parties are concerned and ask us if ASSSA increases the price when they reach an age in a higher age bracket. At ASSSA we do not increase the premium for completing years, we take into account the age at the time of contracting,

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an adjoining plot of 21,000m2 that has been purchased by the Cemar owners, and this will become phase 2. The catchment area is considered to be 440,000 people. Companies at the centre include Decathlon, Conforama, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Tienda Animal, Aldy, JYSK, Base, Augry, Pinturas Andalucía and TEDI. Government Grants to Buy New Cars To try and give the Spanish motor industry a much needed boost, the government have introduced an incentive scheme in conjunction with the manufacturers. In some cases the “discount” off the price for a low emission vehicle is matched by the manufacturer. These grants apply to petrol, diesel, hybrid and 100% electric cars to give a boost across the board with in most cases the compulsory scrapping of an old vehicle. Cars that are purely electric are obviously the cars we should all have, and the scheme has a grant of 4000 euros from the government and 1,000 from the manufacturer, with an extra 500 euros for people with reduced income and physical handicaps. The top limit for the value of the new 100% electric cars is 45,000 euros, and scrapping a car is not compulsory for the purchase of purely electric cars. This is in response to a complaint by dealers that people in the market for an electric car didn’t own old vehicles! For other types of vehicle, a car over 10 years old has to be scrapped (7 years for a van and a car when buying a hybrid model), with an extra 500 euros discount for a car over 20 years. Installing charging points is not cheap, but Hyundai have announced that they will pay for a charging point of 7.4kW if a 100% electric car is purchased from them, with an 8 year guarantee for the battery. Other manufacturers will doubtless have their own schemes. For low emission, conventionally fuelled vehicles or hybrids, the discount, which will mostly be doubled, is from 400-1000 euros (2,600 euros for hybrids) with a top price of 35,000 euros, and the person scrapping an old car has to have owned it for 12 months and it has to have a current ITV (MOT). Other extra discounts of up to 500 euros apply to certain sectors of the community. A new feature is that this applies to vehicles registered

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In the News by dealers from the start of this year, so includes “kilometre 0” ones that will already have a discount. There are discounts for buying electric scooters but manufacturers are complaining that like other types of vehicles it should apply to petrol ones. If you are in the market for a new car you should ask dealers exactly what discount is available as this will vary to some extent, and the system is fairly complicated to start with. In the previous PIVE discount schemes some dealers threw in extra “goodies” to get the sale. As was the case in the PIVE schemes, the ‘Hacienda’ (Spanish taxman) will rule that the discounts amount to hidden income so tax will be payable. Hardly fair!

Budget Wardrobe The Spanish King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia have been visiting all the autonomous communities, following the end of the state of alarm, to show solidarity with the general population. Queen Leticia often wears clothes that come from recognised Spanish brands that are not expensive, and this also applies to clothes for the two princesses. During this tour she wore budget clothes from a whole range of Spanish companies. One day she wore a dress from ‘Lara’ that cost 46 euros but was on sale for 26 euros and shoes that cost 65 euros. On another occasion she wore a dress that she first wore in July 2019, and she wore a dress from ‘Adolfo Domínguez’ reduced from 224 euros to 99 euros at the time. A “monkey suit” she wore from the company ‘Mango’ was on sale for 40 euros along with a ‘Massimo Dutti’ bag that cost 60 euros and another budget price dress came from ‘Sweet Matitios’. There is always a big boost in sales from the clothes she wears, and particularly clothes she chooses for her children. Michelle Obama did the same thing when she was First Lady to publicise cheap brands and she had to pay for normal clothes she wore day to day. For official functions, designer dresses or other clothes were paid for by the White House.

built as a discharge point for iron ore coming by train from the Granada Marquesada mine just over the border of Granada with Almería, owned by the Dutch company ‘Minas de Alquife Railway Ltd’. In 1976 the mine was closed as the selling price of iron ore was less than the cost of extraction. The mine will shortly be re-opened and permission for the iron ore to be brought to the port in Almería by opening up the train line again was denied. Instead, it will be loaded onto ships at Carboneras port from fleets of lorries. Carboneras town hall and pressure groups are bitterly opposed to this and made a complaint to the ‘Defensor de Pueblo Andaluz’ (the official body that receives and investigates complaints from citizens) that the anti-dust installations are not sufficient for the hundreds of lorries that will arrive there. Following information from the Junta de Andalucía regarding the installation of dust screens and sprayed water vapour it was ruled that they are sufficient and comply with regulations. The lorries will also go through a water trough after unloading to take any dust off the wheels. The pressure group complained to the ‘Defensor de Pueblo Andaluz’ a second time claiming that the dust screens in place were not yet operational and there were no installations of the promised water vapour equipment. It was agreed that their complaint would be re-opened! The company has been given a licence by the Junta de Andalucía to emit a small amount of CO2 emissions during the loading onto the ships of the 100,000 tonnes of iron ore.

A “Virtual” Sales Drive In July, the department in Andalucía that deals with exports of fruit and vegetables organised a virtual sales initiative from 18 major exporters, including 11 from Almería province. They were in video conversation with 20 buyers from 9 EU countries and the UK, and there were over 85 contacts and discussions between sellers and buyers. The initiative was considered to be highly successful and during the pandemic there have Carboneras Complaint Re-opened The ‘El Cable Inglés’ pier at Almería port built in still been large exports from growers in Almería 1904 and currently undergoing restoration was province.

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In the News Brain problems from Covid-19 Scientists, particularly from the London University College Neurological Hospital, are reporting that some patients who have survived the virus after hospitalisation are showing evidence of ‘acute disseminated encephalomyelitis’ or 'ADEM' for short, that affects the both the brain and spinal cord. It is typically seen in young children and is linked to viral infections. Among 43 patients who were referred to their neurology unit with post Covid19 problems, the team identified ten cases of temporary brain dysfunction with delirium, eight cases of minor strokes and eight cases with nerve damage. One woman who was discharged from intensive care started having delusions and claimed she was being attacked by monkeys. She was temporarily admitted to a psychiatric ward for evaluation and treatment. The symptom of Covid19 where people report a lack of smell and taste is also caused by nerve reactions. The team at the unit stated that they hoped problems would not be experienced by a large number of people but it was too early to say. A much larger study in Spain of 3,500 people who had been hospitalised similarly concluded that 50% had some problems afterwards such as dizziness or headaches, insomnia, panic attacks or psychosis. There were also a number of people who had suffered a stroke. The authors of the report concluded that the COVID-19 virus is neurone-toxic which is entirely a new discovery, and not found in other viral diseases. Ryanair Cuts In Spain Ryanair announced in mid-July that they have 600 more staff at their 10 bases in Spain than is needed, and they are cutting the wages for 800 pilots by 20% and 1,300 cabin crew by 10%. All these reductions will stay in place until 2024, and Ryanair state that this reduction in wages would safeguard more dismissals. This is a unilateral decision and unions had just concluded talks over 15 days without any agreement. A reduction in wages by Ryanair is a policy that applies to staff in many countries and the unions (that Ryanair was forced to recognise) are in a very difficult position. The company state that reduced wages will stop many staff losing their

jobs, but the unions state that there is no guarantee that if the cuts are accepted there will not be staff laid off.

New investment for Seat When many motor manufacturers are experiencing major problems, an investment of five billion euros from now until 2025 has been announced at the Seat headquarters in Barcelona. All Seat cars are manufactured in Spain but they are part of the Volkswagen group. Investment will particularly apply to the upmarket ‘Cupra’ range and their 100% electric car to be called ‘Born’ that Seat will market. Seat is capturing a younger group of the population, the average age being 10 years less than customers in the Volkswagen group in general. Some of the money will be used to modernise the existing Seat works, to increase productivity, and for research into electric vehicles of the future. The Campo de Gibraltar Raids In mid-July 2018, a crisis meeting was held between the then Minister of the Interior, the then President of Andalucía and senior police officers from three forces. The police had announced that they had lost control of the investigation and prosecution of the drug barons operating in the Campo de Gibraltar and La Linea area, and there were now “no-go” areas where it was not safe to enter. National Police, Guardia Civil police and anti-drug police numbers were greatly increased with extra vehicles, drones and other hi-tech equipment, and neighbouring police forces were put on standby to assist in major raids. These measures have been very successful with many drug barons arrested and very large

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Police Spotter Vans Vans are now being used by the ‘DGT’ traffic police that give the police driver and passenger a much better view of the interior of cars because the seats are higher. They are primarily to spot drivers using a mobile phone, as well as not wearing a seat belt. If any infractions are noted, a message is given to a normal police car which will pull the vehicle over. The vans have no markings except that the registration number is the normal “PGC”- Policía Guardia Civil. At present, the two police officers are in uniform and the vans have been spotted in various areas including Alicante and Murcia. More Staff At Courts Courts that deal with cases where people have been arrested under the criminal code still operate during August and September, but the sections that deal with civil complaints are shut in August. The numbers of judges in Almería, Vera, Roquetas de Mar and El Ejido are being increased from August 1st until September 30th. This is to cater for the increased numbers of people during the

holiday period. Numbers in Roquetas de Mar have gone up from four to seven, from four to eight in Almería city and from four to six in Vera. The cost of the additional staff is given as being 61,000 euros. Rewards for Health Workers The Junta de Andalucía Health Department (that covers Almería) have put forward a plan to reward health professionals for their dedication during the pandemic. On average, a payment will be made of 622 euros (tied to the actual salary of the worker), an increase in paid holidays and an extra day off backdated from March to June so four days in all. This has been condemned by health unions as being poorly thought out and is not applicable to nurses or other staff, who the unions say must be rewarded as well. They have demanded that the plan for rewards is amended, and if not, there may be strikes called. The present monetary rewards are calculated to cost 73 million euros. Evictions of Home Owners In the years 2006-2008 when there was the property boom, Spanish banks and mortgage lenders lent amounts of money that in many cases did not take into account whether the payments were too high. Evictions then followed non-payment, often for a period as brief as one month in arrears, and in 2014 there were 34,000 evictions. This fell to 30,000 in 2015, 21,000 in 2016, 11,000 in 2017 and 6,000 in 2018. Figures for 2019 are that the numbers fell to 5,177 and in the last quarter of 2019 they fell 45% compared to the same quarter in 2018. 60% of all eviction proceedings relate to mortgages signed from 2006-2008. In 2013, EU judges ruled that Spanish courts must intervene in eviction proceedings where a client was in dispute with the lender over abusive mortgage terms such as a sharp rise in interest when only one payment had been missed. Tragically, a few years ago there were a number of people who committed suicide when bank officials came to their house to repossess it. In 2017 one woman jumped to her death from her apartment balcony when bank officials and a locksmith arrived, which caused national

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In the News consternation and outrage. From June 2019, banks and lenders in Spain were banned from taking any action until the loan repayment was in arrears for 12 months or 3% of the capital sum in the first half of the full mortgage term and up to 15 months or 7% of capital in subsequent years. There is an official organisation that Spanish lawyers belong to and they will mediate between the lender and the mortgage holder. There are special arrangements if a couple in default of their mortgage have three children, a child under three, or are caring for a dependent adult who is disabled. Similar circumstances are where the mortgage clients(s) and members of a family are unemployed but have run out of any unemployment benefit. In the above cases mortgage payments may be suspended and eviction postponed. Part of the COVID-19 regulations announced in March allowed mortgage holders in difficulty to apply for a three month “holiday” from making payments. This was possible if the income had dropped by 40% or more with other criteria regarding the total income of a family.

overweight and bad food and drink publicity was largely to blame. The amount of advertising relating to alcohol and tobacco was also criticised. The report stated that in some countries there were 30,000 printed, internet or TV adverts every year that children were exposed to and did not promote healthy options. The top four countries in the survey were Norway, South Korea, Holland and France with the UK at number eleven.

Very Fast Motorbike Riders Police in Spain have a zero tolerance policy when vehicles exceed the speed limits. Traffic police in Cartagena were conducting a routine speed check when they recorded a motorbike travelling at 191 km/h in a section of road with a 70 km/h limit. Shortly afterwards another motorbike was recorded as travelling at 144 km/h in a 50 km/h area. The two riders were aged 27 and 34 and one of them had a pillion passenger. They were arrested and charged with exceeding the speed limits by 121 km/h in the first case, and 94 km/h in the other case. They will almost certainly lose their licences Children in Spain and be heavily fined, and in theory they could UNICEF is an agency of the United Nations to help receive a prison term. governments improve the wellbeing of children and their mothers. They recently published the results Defective Chinese “Quick Test” Kits for Covidof a world survey in the ‘Lancet’ publication in the 19 UK, and Spain came in at number 17 out of the The Spanish Department of Health used a Spanish total of 180 countries. The survey looked at health, company to purchase 640,000 “quick test” kits education, nutrition, exposure to greenhouse from China. 8,000 were earmarked to test health emissions and the publicity for unhealthy products workers in Madrid with another 50,000 within Spain that children were exposed to. Gustavo Suárez, the but not distributed. When the tests were verified, President of UNICEF, he stated that although Spain it quickly became clear that the accuracy was only was in the 17th position there were two areas about 30% compared to the normal accuracy of where improvements needed to be made. One of over 80% from other conventional tests. The these was dropping out of education in schools Chinese embassy in Madrid stated that after an which was above the average in European countries, investigation it emerged that the Chinese company and figures for child poverty in some parts of Spain who supplied them was not a verified supplier with that were too high. No country was considered to the correct Chinese or EU licences as had been be sufficiently protecting children and adolescents claimed. 580,000 tests earmarked for Spain were from harmful carbon dioxide emissions and keeping still in China so they were cancelled and the down aggressive publicity for unhealthy food and remainder of the 8,000 and the 50,000 in Spain drink such as fast food and processed drinks with not yet distributed were sent back. The Chinese a harmful sugar level. A preoccupation in Spain was company promised a complete refund of the money that a third of children below the age of 15 were paid by Spain, or the supply of other authorised

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Expired Spanish Driving Licences The ‘DGT’, Spain’s traffic authority, have announced that people whose driving licences expired in March and up to the end of May, and have not been able to renew them, have until August 21stto obtain a new one. The renewed licences will be valid from the day this is done, not from the date when they expired. Appointments can be made at authorised renewal centres where there is a blood pressure and eye test, a new photograph is taken and the licence will be sent through the post. The centre will provide a “justificante” that states that a new licence is in the process of being issued. New ‘AVE’ Delays The Almería ‘Mesa del Tren’ is a rail pressure group who campaign to make improvements in the rail system (or lack of it) from Almería. They are asking for urgent meetings with the Ministry of Transport, particularly in respect of the ‘AVE’ (High speed train), that will one day arrive in Almería when the sections here and in Murcia are completed. Apart from missing sections in Almería province there is still no agreement as to the distance in Murcia city that will be underground. Because of this the section from Murcia to Totana is still not finalised. Over the last few years the date of the arrival of the AVE in Almería city has continually been slid. The date of 2021 was slid to 2023 with a period of line testing that might extend to 2025. The ‘Mesa del Tren’ state that the continued delays, if not sorted out, may mean that a new date of 2027 applies and they point out that Almería desperately needs this rail link. They are also complaining of no action or work taking place regarding the Níjar “dry port”. This is a hub beside the line that will be a logistic centre that is close to the A-7 motorway and not far from the Carboneras port. It has been agreed that the work on the AVE will cater for this hub, but there are no definite plans, nor any contract signed to allow it to happen. In another section we

comment on the opening of the new dual carriageway between Las Buganvillas and Vera. There will be an AVE station opposite the petrol station on the dual carriageway, so when the Cuevas to Vera section is built there will be extended new work necessary to cross this newly completed dual carriageway.

Mercadona News The Mercadona supermarket chain has announced that during 2020 another nine supermarkets in Almería province will be completely modernised which will cost 14 million euros. In total there are 33 supermarkets in the province with 1,400 staff. A very large hub for frozen food was opened at Guadix in 2013 that serves our area at a cost of 60 million euros, and extensions during 2020 will cost another 14 million euros, with the employment of 82 new staff. This is one of three major hubs in Andalucía with the other two in Málaga and Seville. During July and August, supermarkets where there are a large number of tourists open on Sundays from 9.30am until 3pm, and in all supermarkets the closing time during the pandemic of 9.30pm has gone back to 10pm. Old Cars In another section of our “In the News” we explain the incentive scheme to try and give a badly needed boost to vehicle sales. Most of them mean that an old vehicle has to be scrapped and this is 10 years for cars and 7 for vans. These vehicles have to have been owned for 12 months and have a current ‘ITV’ (MOT). In Almería province there is no shortage of

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In the News old vehicles, and sales of new cars to private buyers or companies fell by 46% in 2020 up to the end of June, and May and June sales were extremely bad. Figures from the ‘DGT’ (Spanish traffic authority) are that in Almería province there are 376,000 cars registered and 174,000 (so 46%) are more than 10 years old, so would qualify for the subsidised purchase schemes. There is an extra 500 euro incentive if a car more than 20 years old is scrapped and there are 83,000 cars that are in this category in the province. The DGT would like to see the number of old cars on the roads come down dramatically. Apart from higher emissions, they consider that many of them are not serviced properly and in accidents without the modern safety equipment there is a much larger increase in severe injuries and deaths. It remains to be seen whether the incentive schemes will be successful. They assume that a buyer has the necessary money, or is prepared to buy a car with finance during the pandemic.

New 061 Unit In Vera The emergency health number in our area for life threatening events is ‘061’ and since July 20th the new 061 emergency ambulance department is operational in Vera at the health centre. Integrated within the centre, the “advanced co-ordination” ambulance will serve this part of our province. Information regarding patient records can be called up and viewed on-board. Similarly, vital signs and information such as from electro cardiographs can be sent to a hospital before the patient arrives. If required, the ambulance crew can ask for specialist advice on the recommended treatment from accidents and emergency departments. The ambulance is operational from 10am to midnight with the necessary personnel which is a team made up of a doctor, nurse and technician who will work in shifts. Apart from the storage of medical equipment and supplies, there is a rest room at the health centre along with showers and loos. The central 061 unit at the Bola Azul hospital in Almería have mobilised an emergency ambulance on 1,714 occasions in the first half of 2020 in our area, and 78% of these were for urgent treatment. Surveys

from patients give a score of 9 out of 10 for the assistance they receive from the ambulance crews.

Hardly Any Charging Points The new incentive to purchase electric or hybrid vehicles assumes that there are adequate charging points apart from ones at private homes. ‘Anfac’, the Association of Vehicle Manufacturers, points out that there has to be a dramatic increase in public charging points and the lack of them is part of the reason why only 16,900 electric vehicles were purchased in Spain last year. At present there are only 7,600 charging points with just 5,000 in urban areas. ‘Anfac’ says that Spain is far behind other countries and there needs to be 110,000 charging points by 2025. Culling Mink Last month we commented on the culling and cease in trade in sales of mink pelts in Holland and Denmark. This has now spread to Spain and a complete population of 92,700 mink at a farm in Aragon were killed. In May, seven of the 14 workers tested positive and various mink tested positive as well. Consequently, a complete “lockdown” on any sales of the skins and the killing of any more mink was ordered. In June it was thought that numbers of infected mink were under control, but in July tests showed there was a major increase. It is not completely clear whether a human infected the minks, or humans contracted the virus from the minks. What is known is that the “genome” of a mink is very similar to the human one. The transmission of the virus has been documented in cats, and at one mink farm in Denmark feral cats living there tested positive. Virtual Medical Help During the pandemic there has been an explosion in virtual meetings, and schools undertook this to ensure pupils were still being taught and tested. A study from the Institute of Healthcare Management in Barcelona has recommended that because of the experience in virtual health care during the pandemic, this should be extended to Spanish doctors and their patients. They say that up to 80%

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An Agreed Resignation Arturo del Pino was the director of the Almería museum from 2013 and he drastically reorganised it. He mounted exhibitions of items that had been in storage for years and embarked on guided tours for adults and children. The museum became much more accessible physically, and on social media, and one Chinese website listed the museum as a “must visit” recommendation. He then went to the Almería castle and quickly made his mark there. Unfortunately, he announced in July that he was resigning his position and had been invited to do this over a period of time. He states that he has lacked any input from the authorities and some decisions have been made without him being consulted. He is very critical of the setting on of 10 new conservationists by the Junta de Andalucía. He complains that this was done without any enquiries as to their qualifications and the available budgets in Andalucía. He also laments that the COVID-19 virus has had a very negative effect on the castle without any help from the authorities and it has only recently partly reopened. He considers that with correct and enterprising management the castle could become the “Alhambra” of Almería, a recognition that it deserves, but he can’t do this on his own. Arturo hails from Seville and he intends to move back and seek employment in the cultural heritage sector there. This is a sad ending to his time at the castle.

the acronym ‘ERTE’ that paid about 70% of the wages of employees who had no work and this stopped employers having to lay them off. This scheme will end at the end of September in general, but there are proposals that in certain cases it may be extended until the end of the year. The proposed sectors are the hotel industry, tourist related companies and tourist commerce. About 20% of hotels have remained closed as they do not consider that income will cover their costs. It is perfectly clear that the numbers of tourists who are expected to come to Spain for the rest of the year will only be a fraction of 2019 figures. When the current ERTE scheme was extended to the end of September, unions had been trying to get it extended to the end of the year in general. The new proposals for this sector of the Spanish economy have been welcomed.

Ryanair Bomb Threats A 51 year old Brit was arrested by police after he gave a note to cabin crew on a Ryanair plane from London to Oslo with 142 passengers. The note stated that there was a bomb on board. The emergency protocol was activated and two Danish F-16 fighter planes from Jutland were scrambled that escorted the plane to the Oslo airport where it landed on a dedicated runway used in cases like this one. The emergency services were fully mobilised and followed the plane down the runway. Armed police disembarked the passengers in an orderly fashion with all of them told initially to put their hands above their heads and remain in their seats. They were taken to a holding area where they were given food and water but had to stay there for six hours. Police wanted to be absolutely certain that the man did not have an accomplice. Specialist dogs trained to sniff out explosives were put on board in the cabin and in the hold, but no explosives were found and the reason the man made this claim was not revealed. This was the second bomb threat on a Ryanair flight within seven days when a note in a toilet on a Ryanair flight from An Extended ‘ERTE’ Period Krakow to Dublin was found when the plane was During the pandemic the Spanish government near UK airspace. This note similarly claimed that introduced a temporary employment incentive with there was a bomb on the plane. It was diverted to

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Compulsory Items in Cars The ‘DGT’, the Spanish traffic department, are reminding drivers who will be making more journeys during the summer that there are obligatory items that have to be carried in a car. The first one is an approved reflective jacket that has to be worn by anyone getting out of a vehicle when they have a problem or have broken down. A reflective jacket will normally be spotted by other drivers from a distance of 150m but they have to be carried and available within the vehicle, not in the boot. There can be a fine of 200 euros for not wearing one and a loss of three driver points. In the event of a problem or breakdown, drivers have to put out the two reflective triangles that are an obligatory item. On a normal road with traffic in both directions, one should be placed 50m in front and one 50m behind. On a road with traffic only coming from the rear, such as a motorway or dual carriageway, only one triangle is needed behind the vehicle. Switching on the hazard warning lights is recommended. Two Guardia Civil police officers have invented and are marketing a flashing light that is magnetic and visible a long way away, and a driver can put it on the car roof without getting out. It is intended that these will be authorised by the DGT instead of the triangles, as putting out triangles can be risky and there will be a period when triangles will be phased out. If police consider that a stationary car is a great danger and no triangles are being used the fine is 200 euros. Vehicles have to have a spare tyre and the means of changing a tyre, or the more modern “anti-puncture” devices. In practice, many drivers with a puncture will call for a ‘grua’ from their emergency breakdown insurance cover that will take them to a garage,

and this can be safer than trying to change a wheel. A driver has to carry their driving licence, vehicle paperwork, insurance policy and ‘ITV’ (MOT) certificate if applicable, and the ITV sticker has to be displayed on the windscreen. (There is a new system for these essential documents being stored on a mobile phone that can be quickly checked by the police). In areas that are liable to experience snow and ice regularly a set of metallic or textile chains should be carried. A driver no longer has to carry a spare pair of spectacles or a kit of spare bulbs. It is recommended that a basic first aid kit is carried in the vehicle, a torch that may be needed at night, “jump leads” so another motorist can get you going again, a bottle of water for the radiator, a charged up mobile phone to summon help, and an umbrella in case you have to exit a vehicle in the rain. A fire extinguisher for cars is also considered a good idea.

“Flou” Tomatoes The co-operative growing companies, Vicasol and Coprohíjar from Níjar, have teamed up to grow and market a new tomato. It is designed to appeal to the gourmet market and is a variant of the “raf” tomatoes. At the moment there are 10 hectares under cultivation with 50% dedicated to ecological growing and the other 50% conventional. The tomatoes will be available in November and the taste is claimed to be very distinctive with a long “shelf live”. It is stated that the price will make it attractive to all buyers of tomatoes.

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he new acronym, ‘WFH’, that has emerged during the pandemic stands for “working from home”. This is not a new idea, but in many countries governments issued an instruction, or a strong recommendation, that people worked from home whenever this was possible. For millions of people this was a new concept.

many years regarding a company requirement that employees have to respond to phone calls or emails outside their working hours. Legislation in Spain before the pandemic to address this has distinct guidelines that stops “digital contact” or phone calls out of work hours, and states that personal mobile phones cannot become a work tool. Conversely, some large companies shut down their internet server For many years there have been people who work outside of working hours and at weekends so that for a company but only do this at home. These employees can’t log on to see what emails they have people may spend their working week compiling that they might feel obliged to respond to. reports, or processing data, or doing “telesales” where they make “cold calls” to try and sell goods and services, or persuade people to change their energy supplier or internet provider. In Spain, telesales are restricted to certain hours so that people are not bombarded with these calls at unsociable times. With the new situation in the pandemic it has become clear that many companies can continue with some employees working from home, and they intend to do this. The Spanish Ministry of Labour is proposing certain guidelines that will apply to WFM and are in talks with employers and unions. Many companies are considering a hybrid way of working where an employee comes to their place of work two or three days a week, and work from home on the other days. A survey in Spain has revealed that 70% of people who have been working at home would like to have these split periods, and Banco Sabadell states that 90% of their employees who have worked from home would like to adopt a hybrid system permanently.

Another part of the proposed regulations will deal with people working from home being paid for “necessary expenses”. There is already legislation in Spain that relates to self-employed persons who always work from home. They can claim an offset in the tax and IVA (VAT) they pay for the cost of telephone, internet, water, gas and electricity. This is based on the amount of space in the home that is directly used for their work and a 30% reduction in taxes applies. If 20% of a home is used for work purposes, 30% of the 20% of the costs can be deducted. (Self-employed people can also claim for meals and hotel accommodation that are necessary if they are out of their normal area, with limits on the cost and payment with a credit card).

One of the new proposals is that the working week has to be defined as a number of hours, but people working from home should be able to work “flexitime” that would cater for the time a person needs to look after a child or other family members. In 2019, agreements with unions regarding working at home only applied to 4% of the total, but the These deductions for self-employed people will new system would need to have a considerable have to have some reference to an employee working from home. The new guidelines for increase. “necessary expenses” between employers and There has been a continuing debate in Spain for employees will need to be quantified.

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So Now You Know... What’s in a Name? William Shakespeare was baptised on April 26th 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon and died on April 23rd 1616 and this is not in dispute. He is very famous as a playwright, but he was also an actor, poet and a theatre entrepreneur in London. What his real name was is very uncertain. Historians have found out that he used names or abbreviations such as “Willm Shakp” along with “Willm Shakspere” and sometimes “William Shakspeare”. In books by contemporary writers he is referred to with a large number of different surnames such as “Shappere” or “Shaxberd”. There is no documented evidence that he ever called himself “William Shakespeare”! Anechoic Chambers These are totally silent rooms with a complete lack of reflection of any sound, however loud, and they are often used to tests loudspeakers with a microphone. There is a large one at the Orfield Laboratories in Minnesota where a person can hear their heart beat and sometimes their lungs, if they take a quick deep breath. People inside have to sit down, because standing up is difficult as sound coming into both ears helps people to balance and orientate themselves. At this particular anechoic chamber the longest anyone has been inside before they want to come out is 45 minutes as they find the absolute silence very unsettling! Big Ben The tower with the clock and bell in London is officially called the “Elizabeth Tower” since 2012 to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II. The bell was called “Big Ben” and most likely originates from Benjamin Caunt who was a famous “bare knuckle” fighter who weighed 18 stone. The first bell, made by a London bellfounder in 1856, was hung in the yard by the tower and tolled every Saturday because the tower was not finished, but it cracked in 1857. A replacement bell from another bellfoundry was cast and installed in 1858 and is still there. After being used as the hour bell from July 1859 it too cracked in September 1859.

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More Twins Twins are becoming more common than ever. From about 1915, when the statistical records began, until 1980, about one in every 50 babies born was a twin, a rate of 2 per cent. The rate then began to increase and by 1995 it was 2.5 per cent. The rate surpassed 3 per cent in 2001 and hit 3.3 per cent in 2010, and is estimated to be about 3.5 per cent this year. This means that of every 1,000 births 35 babies are a twin. Scientists believe this trend is due to the fact that older women tend to have more twins and women are choosing to start families later. Fertility treatments, such as in-vitro fertilisation, also play a role in this increase. Sliced Bread Otto Frederick Rohwedder from Iowa started inventing a machine that would slice bread in 1912, but bakers were not impressed and said the bread would go stale. Undaunted, he patented his machine in 1928 and started putting the bread in waxed paper. A baker, Frank Bench, took a chance and sold sliced bread as, "Sliced Kleen Maid Bread." It was an instant success and Bench's sales quickly skyrocketed. In 1930, Wonder Bread began to commercially produce pre-sliced loaves of bread, popularising sliced bread and making it a household staple familiar to generations that spawned the phrase, “The greatest thing since...” The Best Selling Books Agatha Christie has sold an estimated 2-4 million “whodunit” books from her 85 novels and Barbara Cartland has estimated sales of 500,000 -1 million copies from her 723 romance novels. Danielle Steele is the top American author who has sold an estimated 500,000-800,000 books from her 179 romance novels, followed by her fellow American author Harold Robbins whose 23 adventure novels have estimated sales of 750,000. Georges Simenon has estimated sales of 500,000 -700,000 from his 23 detective novels originally published in French,and Enid Blyton is credited with sales of 600,000 from her 800 children’s books which include ‘Noddy’.

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he former king of Spain, King Juan Carlos I, abdicated in 2014 in favour of his son King Felipe VI but Juan Carlos is still an “honorary king”. There were various reasons why he abdicated and one of them related to a trip to Botswana in 2012 when he had an accident and broke his hip and had to be flown back to Spain in a royal aircraft. He was on a hunting trip with a friend named Corinna Larson, a Monaco-based business woman who had been linked with Juan Carlos previously. She still uses her ex-husband’s aristocratic German title. Following the emergence of the trip to Botswana, the king went on Spanish television to apologise for having been on an expensive hunting trip when Spain was in a recession. In 2018, a recording was made public by a former Spanish police commissioner who had a meeting with Corinna in London. She claimed that she had operated as a front person to conceal wealth belonging to Juan Carlos in Switzerland. A Spanish investigation in 2018 was closed when the judge ruled that there was no concrete evidence. It was rumoured some time ago that there was a 100 million dollar commission paid to Juan Carlos by the Saudi Finance Minister “for his help” when the 7 billion euros high speed rail contract in Saudi Arabia was awarded to a Spanish consortium. Now, it has emerged that a Swiss prosecutor has been holding an investigation relating to Corinna who received a 64.8 million euros transfer into her Swiss bank account in 2012. She now claims this was an “affectionate present” to her and her son from Juan Carlos and was not related to money laundering. A Spanish judge asked the Swiss authorities to provide him with the results of the investigation, and in July it was announced that four experts in financial fraud and money laundering were tasked by the Spanish High Court in Madrid to compile a report. A Spanish monarch enjoys immunity from prosecution and Juan Carlos is still an honorary king. On Sunday, March 15th this year, King Felipe VI astounded everyone by announcing that he was

renouncing any financial inheritance from his father, and also for Princess Leonor, his eldest daughter. It had been stated in the UK Daily Telegraph that Felipe is the beneficiary of two accounts in Switzerland when his father dies. The Spanish Royal Palace put out a statement; “At Felipe VI’s proclamation address to Congress in 2014, the new monarch underscored that the Crown must preserve its prestige and show integrity, honesty and transparency. Felipe VI wants it to be ‘publicly known’ that he has given up any personal inheritance from Juan Carlos I and on any asset, investment or financial structure whose origin, characteristics or goal might not be in line with legality or with the criteria of rectitude and integrity that guide his institutional and private life.”

King Juan Carlos was paid 194,500 euros every year out of funds from the royal household, and King Felipe announced that this stipend would stop. According to recent information from Swiss investigators, Juan Carlos has been drawing 100,000 euros from an account in his name every month. It has been suggested by experts on the monarchy that King Felipe VI might “possibly” be asked by the Spanish High Court to suspend the theoretical immunity from prosecution relating to his father once the results of the current investigation are known. The Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has described the latest revelations as being “somewhat disturbing”.

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he COVID-19 virus that possibly came from bats in a Chinese market has spread like wildfire and is decimating people worldwide. Scientists have still not fully understood the complexities of the virus, which is necessary to produce a vaccine. Why some people die and others overcome it is still not fully understood.

contact tracing was carried out for 91 people with testing of anyone leaving or entering his town, but no-one else caught the virus. Close monitoring worldwide for two years didn’t reveal another case.

Young, seemingly healthy people die, but an American woman aged 102 has survived being in intensive care, and when she was a baby she survived the socalled “Spanish flu” from 1918-1920. Fearful of causing panic during WWI, the numbers of people infected were heavily supressed and censored in many countries except Spain, who had remained neutral with a free press. Uncensored reports of large numbers in Spain meant that it became known as the “Spanish flu”. HIV/AIDS is a human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome that was Every year people die from the “normal” flu, but first documented in 1980 in Los Angeles. It is spread deaths rarely top 0.1%. The US is totally mishandling primarily by unprotected sex, contaminated blood the COVID-19 pandemic but in the flu season 2018- transfusions, hypodermic needles, and mother to 2019 calculations were that 35 million people in the child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. US caught the flu, but only 34,000 died. The normal HIV is a member of the group of viruses known as flu definitely starts in infected poultry and the strain retroviruses. AIDS was first recognised by the United varies each year with some types mixing together. States Centers for Disease Control & Prevention Flu vaccines are consequently modified each year (CDC) in 1981 and its cause was identified in the and greatly help to control the virus. early part of the decade. From 1980-2018 the disease caused an estimated 32 million deaths worldwide. In Just like COVOD-19, smallpox is transmitted through the US, HIV screening is recommended for all people the air in moisture droplets spread by sneezing, 15-65 years of age, including all pregnant women coughing and talking. It can also be spread by touching and anyone diagnosed with a sexually transmitted things that an infected person has touched and the illness. There is currently no cure, nor an effective incubation period for smallpox is generally 12-14 vaccine. Treatment consists of highly active antidays with a 30% chance of death. In the 20th century, retroviral therapy (HAART) which slows progression, deaths were estimated as being 300-500 million. The and millions of people are treated this way. In March ‘Smallpox Eradication Programme’ was launched 2020, two persons were officially declared to be worldwide in 1960 and in 1965 a vaccine was successfully cured of HIV after a gruelling course of developed by the World Health Organization. treatment. Rowena Johnston is vice president and director of research at ‘The Foundation for AIDS On December 9th 1979, health officials declared Research’ and she has stated that this “possibly” smallpox as the first and only human disease to be points the way to a potential genetic cure. eradicated, in what is considered one of the greatest achievements of modern medicine. The last case Meanwhile, estimates are that in an average life span was Ali Maow Maalin,a cook from Somalia, who people contract the common cold for a total period became ill on October 26th 1977. Face-to-face of 10 months. There is no real cure or vaccine.

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he initials ‘DGT’ stand for ‘Dirección General de Tráfico’ and this is the official Spanish body that oversees traffic legislation and enforces it through police forces. The regulations apply to all of Spain and the department makes recommendations to the government, which are invariably “rubber stamped” in parliament.

A fine of 80 euros can apply if this has not been done. Another 80 euros fine can be given if a number plate is damaged or excessively dirty so that the number cannot be read. Traffic police can enter the number of a vehicle into their on-board computers which will flag any infractions.

They have recently published reminders as to the current regulations, and these particularly apply to the situation where vehicles are not being driven. With many vehicles not being used during the pandemic they point out that registered owners of all vehicles in Spain have to have insurance to give a minimum of “third party” cover for civil liability. This applies to vehicles whether driven or not. Last month we commented on a claim by ‘FACUA’, the official Spanish consumer rights organisation, that there should be a rebate or discount in the cost of insurance if a vehicle was not being used over an extended period of time. This does not mean that insurance cover is cancelled. The DGT estimate that there are probably two million vehicles on Spanish roads that have no insurance, and fines go from 601 to 3,005 euros depending on whether it is being driven, the severity of any accidents and not obtaining insurance even after police have already stopped a driver previously.

Vehicle owners have to pay a circulation tax to their town hall that varies according to the type of vehicle, the level of emissions, and age. The DGT are not interested in these but the town hall can add penalties for non-payment, and after a period of time embargo a bank account.

Another regulation that they underline is the requirement that a vehicle has a current ‘ITV’ (MOT) test certificate, and the necessity depends on the age of the vehicle. The tests at special centres (not garages) are designed to spot mechanical problems, along with less serious problems such as non-working lights, the effectiveness of windscreen wipers and undamaged seat belts. If stopped by police without a current ITV the fine for the owner is 200 euros and a test has to be done within 10 days.

Town halls also have the authority to take vehicles to their municipal compounds if they have been parked on a public road for a period of time without being moved. In Madrid and Barcelona a period of five days is considered sufficient as the vehicle is effectively blocking a highway. There will be an amount of money to pay for the municipal ‘grua’ that collects the vehicle and storage, and on top of this a fine if a parking infraction has occurred.

If a vehicle owner moves house, the new address has to be given to the DGT by going to ‘tráfico’, the regional vehicle department, within 15 days but many town halls are able to make modifications to vehicle ownership or transfers, as authorised agents.

Washing a vehicle in the street is prohibited as it is considered to be dirtying it, so a town hall can issue a fine. They can also fine an ownerif repairs are being made on a street or oil is changed, and fines start at a symbolic 30 euros. All vehicle-type fines have a 50% discount if paid within 20 days.

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HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .......................................950 430122 Guardia Civil ..................................................062 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) ...............................950 616161 Local Police ....................................................092 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..............................950 460295 Coast Guard .................................900 202 202 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) ...................................950 478102 Vera (Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias) ..950 390884 AIRPORTS Almeria airport .....…..............…902 404 704 / 950 213 700 HOSPITALS Huércal-Overa, Alicante airport ….............………913 211 000 / 966 919 000 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 Corvera airport ……...……....................................….913 211 000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 BRITISH EMBASSY Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Madrid ......................................................................917 146300 LOCAL POLICE BRITISH CONSULATE Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Málaga (for this area) ................................................952 352300 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 UK PASSPORT INFORMATION Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 EMERGENCY UK PASSPORTS Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document Vera .................................................................................950 390010 CREDIT CARDS 24hr EMERGENCIES 4B(Visa/Mastercard) …..902 114400 / 913 626200 American Express …...................................................900 814500 Diners Club …..........................................................902 401112 Mastercard …..........................................................900 971231 Servired (Visa/Mastercard) …............................902 192100 Visa …..........................................................................900 991124

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 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ..................(free).800 760333 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Breakdowns:.........................(free).900 850840 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 Cepsa (Silver bottles) Leaks ….......................902 100224 Cepsa, information …......................................902 416416 TAXIS See Directory pages Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 Repsol, information .........................................901 100100 MOBILES LOST OR STOLEN (From any 'phone) ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Orange …........................................................................656 001470 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Telefónica Movistar …............................................095 702611 Central number ……………........................................959 999999 Vodafone …....................................................................607 123000 Yoigo …..................................................................................622 622622 TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202

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Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) .........................................950 472748 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Concepción Rivas Gil (Arboleas) ….....950 438092 / 647 577716 Flores Montoya Asesoria S.L. (Garrucha) ..................950 132577 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473 192 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……................…….…………950 472710 Richard Hayes ...........................................................603 567676 Sintra Consultores (Vera) …......................................950 393815 SolAir (See p.31) ...............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Vera Advisors (Vera) ………………..................………950 390621 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43)...950 398146 / 699 909737 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..........................................950 431720

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ACUPUNCTURE Acupuncture Antonio Herrero ......................................670 099725

Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.6)..........................950 092602

ALARMS & SECURITY

AIRPORT PARKING AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) ......................639 081067 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………........................................966 790 011 Coastline Alicante Airport Parking .............................661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. …………............................................966 840 289 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante).................................................965 830 254

AIR CONDITIONING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13)...647 247494 / 950 092604

AC Security ........................................950 387822 / 657 AXA ...........................................................................950 B-Safe Digital Security Solutions ..............................634 Prosegur Alarms .........................................................608 Safes & Security (Dean)...........................................666 SE Telecoms ..............................................................697

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ANTIQUES Delfos (Mojácar) ......................................................647 163681 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

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AUCTIONS Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565

AUTOMATIC DOORS & GATES The Metal Works (Albox).......................950 930520 / 638 900949

AWNINGS & BLINDS Curtains with Style (Interior blinds) ...950 069032 / 678 811125 Costasol S.L. (Lloyd Dean) (See cover)...........................667 652 888 Coverbox (Albox) …................................................…615 992007 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 PersiVera 2005 S.L. ..................................................627 978635 Screenmasters (See p.45) ...….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.45) .....................................627 907207 Speedyfit ...................................................................600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

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Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 BAKERIES Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Architecture & Engineering Mojácar ...........................950 655468 Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933 Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 BARS & CAFES Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 See also Restaurants Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001 Albox Bar Lepanto .........................................................................642 391433 Chapman’s ...............................................................950 091188 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993

Alfaix La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464

Arboleas Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813 Humbugs Cafe …................................643 123253 / 643 075387

Bédar El Cortijo ...........................................950 398108 / 689 702916 El Paso ...................................................................950 469409

ART & ARTISTS Adolfo Prado ...............................................................950 Alison .......................................................................630 Anushree Krementz .................................................672 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 Evie Fox ................................................................ 603 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...................................................653 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629

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Cerro Gordo Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169

Cucador La Vida .....................................................................950 634562

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) La Montaña .............................................................670 589788

Garrucha Tierra y Mar .............................................................850 992808

Huércal-Overa El Capricho ….........................................................637 595326 Hotel Overa ............................................................950 470879

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New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614 Marcelo Entre Tapas ...................................................950 031812 Martinis ....................................................................950 285330 La Alfoquía Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ................950 475966 / 631 301368 Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Heathers ...................................................................642 144727 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

Las Buganvillas

Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 462540 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 133918

Los Carasoles Harley’s ..................................................................642 637371

Los Gallardos Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 Meson Verfran ……….........................950 469393 / 637 810143

Las Herrerias Eugenia ...................................................................950 069021

Mojácar

Bar Luz ....................................................................654 866110 Moca Cafe Bar …......................................................950 452885 Playa Blanca ...........................................950 473001 / 639 507520 Reina Mora ...............................................................950 473204 Rincon del Zahorí ..................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rose & Crown (See p.15)........................................634 796884 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Scotty's …...................................................................687 382540 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 The Irish Rover ......................................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Roof Garden .................................................674 113218 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Beachcomber ..............................................................634 339216 Twister .....................................................………………600 006032 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Palomares Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ……….657 560679 / 645 414793 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Asagía Asador ........................................................640 210185 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant...............................617 477797 La Dulce Casa ….............................950 618059 / 950 467768 Casa Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 The Oasis ............................................950 467381 / 676 365010 Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976 Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Delfos .......................................................................647 163681 Lorena’s ...................................................................634 345353 Dolce Vita .................................................................950 478476 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 Pueblo Laguna El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 Bar Restaurant Laguna ……….........................……..950 132566 El Deseo ..................................................................670 018035 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 372295 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637 255978 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fany …………...........................................………….634 312820 Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 615224 Gastro Malabar ........................................................950 472970 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kukis ..........................................................................950 377076 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478841 La Piká .....................................................................950 930744 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..............618 696172 / 647 724367 Los Amigos .......................................…………………950 478489 Levante ....................................................................950 615224 San Juan de los Terreros Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323

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El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 169659 161705 Los Conteros .....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 802227 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….647 073598 545590 BARS (BEACH BARS) 198600 Aku Aku (Mojácar) .............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Valle del Este Alma (Mojácar) …......................................................950 805928 Hole in One Karen’s Bar ......................950 461068 / 677 655790 Ankara Beach Terrace (Mojácar) ………........………..950 473042 Armony Beach Club (Vera Playa) …......……………..617 745021 Vera La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 Bocaina (Mojácar) (See p.11)...................................615 644682 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 Vera Playa Costa Tranquila (San Juan de los Terreros)..............620 236798 El Cid (Mojácar) ...................................950 472063 / 696 056128 Hola Ola (Mojácar) ..................................................664 097279 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Lua Beach Club (Mojácar) …......................………… 950 472643 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ................................950 473131 Maraú (Vera Playa) ………...........................…………671 580340 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Neptuno (Mojácar) (See p.29) ............….................616 005387 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 541115 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 BATHROOMS & SHOWERS Frankie’s Bar ............................................................622 649469 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 642856 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 The Palm Tree .........................................................950 372210 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Villaricos Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 588790 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

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Alice’s Bar ……….......................................................677 Chili ...................................................950 468425 / 608 La Pará ……………............................................……637 Rosie Lees (See front cover)...................................643

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Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104 Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Partylevante (Puerto Deportivo Garrucha) ...............680 942141 Sunshine Charters (Garrucha) ....................................634 398074

BOOKS Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164

BOOK PUBLISHING Costa Books ............................................................634 304344

BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ...................+44 7756081843 Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564 BUILDING MATERIALS

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BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ..............................648 Casa Caballito De Mar Boutique B&B (Bédar) ..........950 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 Castellón (Bédar) .......................................................642

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BEDS & BEDDING Colchón San Gines (Huércal-Overa) ........................950 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 Sleepcentre (Albox) (See p.5) ..........868 931872 / 671

Aridos Mojácar S.L. ……..........................................650 914257 Brico Depôt (Huércal de Almería) …........…………….950 625652 Casa Conchillo (Albox) …..........................................950 430740 Contrucciones Angel Oller (Albox) ...........................950 431453 Comercial Vera (Vera) ........................902 112236 / 950 393329 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Leroy Merlin, Gran Plaza (Roquetas) ….................……950 339800 VeraSur SL (Vera) ....................................................950 393028

809519 083491 BUILDING SERVICES 364795 ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 715294 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202

BICYCLE SALES & HIRE Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Bikespin (Huércal-Overa) ................. 950 927678 / 662 543056 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Rock & Road (Garrucha) .............................850 992805 / 628 2633389 Rodeca Bike Zone ..................................................950 132525 Weekend Sport (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 460738

Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Ben Foster Building Services .................................642 471236 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations ........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 BOATS & NAUTICAL Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 BOAT TRIPS Idomia .......................................................................643 582920 Glass Bottom Boat (Villaricos port) ….......................662 604456 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954

BUTCHERS Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 478409

CAKES TO ORDER Alison’s Homemade British Cakes .............................639 028517 Moca Cafe Bar (Mojácar).........................................950 452885 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634 329403 The Cake Boutique (Arboleas) ............................+44 7800 892244

CAMPSITES Camping el Cantal (Mojacar) ................................... 950 478204 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553

CAR HIRE Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 Europcar .................................................................950 615101 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

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CARPET CLEANING Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..968 485729 / 618 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600

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CATTERY see Kennels CBD SPECIALISTS

CAR WASH & VALETING Denis’s Car Wash (Mojácar Playa) ...............................643 198320 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939

CBD Natural (Huércal Overa) ..............950 882237 / 661 373684

CHILDREN & BABY Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 CARD SHOPS Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Paul the Chimney Sweep …………..617 150300 / 850 993057 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839

CHINESE & ASIAN RESTAURANTS Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 Palacio Imperial Marina (Mojácar Playa) ….................950 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Restaurante Asia - Maribo Kitchen ...........................950 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY Bédar Madera (Bédar) ................................................687 503181 Cutler’s Carpentry .................................................697 907708 Go2 Joinery & Services ...........................................674 963957 Mojacar Carpentry & Home Improvements ...............603 688622 Simon the Woodworker .............................................667 989270 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Wildwood Bespoke Joinery ......................................634 328574

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COMPUTERS

CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS

Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689

Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 393350 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) ..950 042338 / 661 375489 IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

CIVIL ENGINEERS Isabel Morales ........................................................617 749105

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663

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CLOTHING (Personalised)

Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................667 479903

CONSERVATORIES

CLEANING SERVICES

AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…..........................677 152911 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 COUNSELLING / HEALING Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 120429 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Anushree Krementz (Healing / Satsang) ...................672 721096 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Chrissie Cremore (Reiki)............................................634 349638 Idea (Mojácar) .. ......................................................605 162709 Donald Mackinnon (Hypnotherapist) ........................628 651022 Jone’s Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Emotional Freedom Technique .................................642 829305 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Steve’s Deep Cleaning .....................................0044 7821 435275 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hypnotherapy (Karen) .............................................663 477658

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Dr. Jane Thompson (Psychotherapy)...968 485729 / 618 920126 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Unicraft Upholstery ...................................................692 176069

CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 Total Entertainment (Turre) ........................................950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) …….............................950

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CYCLING Zen Cycle Mojácar ....................................................643 722762 Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725 Natural Health (Mojácar) ............UK 0783 4872273 / 658 638142 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 960118 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335

CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319

DAMP PROOFING Pukka Plastering & Damp Proofing (Almanzora area) .692 596681 Southern Spain Damp Proofing .................................652 358672

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Centro Dental Dr. Cremades (Vera) ........................950 390655 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental Palomares .....................950 109710 / 670 878427 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Clinica Dental Saludent (Huércal-Overa) ……………..950 135672 Dentalbox (Albox) .........................................................950 121284 Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Odonto Stetic (Los Gallardos) ...........722 706732 / 950 398993 Puerta de Vera (Vera) ........................................950395319 Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Curtains with Style ..............................950 069032 / 678 811125 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623

DIGGER HIRE See Excavation DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private) Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ..............................................637 286176 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Ulti-Mutt ......................................+44 7894747657 / 634 332578

DOG TRAINING Didi Arias (Mojácar) ……............................................639 724521

DOORS See Windows & Doors DRY CLEANERS City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

DVD & VIDEO

DOG GROOMING

Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 Berta Ayora (Turre) ..................................................637 395775 Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 617761 / 621 231369 ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

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Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056

ELECTRICAL GOODS Centro Comercial Almanzora (Olula del Rio) .............950 442012 Centro Ferretería Lopez Mojácar ...........................950 473111 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 390129 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 121069 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 460832 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832

ELECTRICIANS Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662

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A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................………….950 479502 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 750771

EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682

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ELECTRO-DOMESTICO REPAIRS Damaso ...................................................................647 292966

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CDB Natural (Huércal-Overa) ...................................950 882237 Jules Outlet (Mojácar Playa) .....................................633 640918 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ......634 322475 / 633 629883 Voluta's Place (Mojácar Playa) …...............................699 975552

ENTERTAINERS Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Management .......................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ............................634 285009 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…...................678 397536 DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Dominic Doolittle ......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 Good stand in drummer ...........................................648 699733 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 M & M's Rock & Roll Revue ...................................699 462859 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Maximum Output Karaoke /Disco ............................697 317557 Mel J (Female Vocalist) ........................................664 111990 Melodee (Duo) ................................610 855964 / 664 111990 Melodeemusic (Backing Tracks & Recording Studio).....610 855 964 Menta & Canela Duo ..............................................645 886919 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 950 475752 / 651 045120 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Roadrunner (duo) ......................... 628 122363 / 684 330431 Robin Lamble ..........................................................602 469425 Rocio Starry (Vocalist) .............................................645 886919 Roy Fox ..............................................................711 003476 Sabrina Lloyd ..........................................................661 055440 Sharna Knight (Vocalist & Entertainer) ....................0044 7340 638513

Sharon-Elizabeth Regan ........0044 7858 459637 / 666 673055 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Short-Fuse Blues Band...............................................651 610189 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaole, disco etc.) .............634 311652 Starry Jazz trio/quintet .............................................645 886919 Sue Moretta .............................................................672 148730 The Fat Lizard Band .....(English) 651 045120 (Esp) 617 464728 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................634 391414 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos ................................................................687 361440 Triple Trouble Blues Band ........................................671 754851

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas ...........................................................950 387852 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) (See p.17) .........................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717

Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) .950 466122 / 666 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609

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Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950

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Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Sol y Mar (Albox) ...............................950 064584 / 635 979829 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Spanish Hideaways (Oria) ....................634 366672 / 676 604008 Mojácar Estates (See p.49)......................................950 478935 Spain Assured .....................................950 469622 / 634 300020 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)...................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) .....................................................609 626140 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ............................950 472430 / 610 053563 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See back)..950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827

Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes (Mojácar) ..........................................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) ..........................................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See back cover)950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..........678 321111 / 950 618697

EVENT MANAGEMENT See also Wedding and Party Planning JuJu Entertainment .............................950 950797 / 697 462746

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 392922

Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 472010 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.56/57).....950 478915 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 672431 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) .......950 336 769 / 620 368194 Realtors MB Spain ..................................................678 347125

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Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 MD Digger Hire & Construction.................................634 Nash Groundworks ...................................................722

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FINANCIAL SERVICES AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blacktower (See p.111) .........................................657 684094 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242

Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389 Day Tours Almería ............................651 592836 / 645 253155 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) ...........................................634 315074 Mojácar Jeep Tours .................................................611 028716 Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) …..........……...……………..642 1185467

FABRICS Curtains with Style ...........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Material Girl Fabric Warehouse (Albox) ................0044 7393 665954

FASHION Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Garabatis (Children's) Mojácar Playa …..........………670 035630 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

FIREPLACES Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135

FITNESS & DANCE See also Activities-Clubs-Associations

Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ...............0044 7596 063544 / 600 880525

FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067

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Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ............................950 473137 Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Sierra Club Desert Springs ........................................687 599115 Sol Yoga Centre (Arboleas) .........................................686 400331 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 VaVa Yoga Studio (Vera) .........................................643 102335

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Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ........................................650 764623 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335 Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 FISHING Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Mojácar Home Improvements .........................…….950 473104

FISH & CHIPS

FOOD SHOPS

Kingfisher (Pueblo Laguna) ......................................663 553001

The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048 La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) ….......................................950 430043 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

FLORISTS Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 Penny’s Florist (Mojacar) ..........................................645 351767 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515

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FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS

FUNCTION VENUES

Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 Abodes (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................697 778355 Casa Carma (Turre) ...................................................645 080310 FUNERAL COMPANIES Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….............617 456259 / 617 456335 El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Elleann’s Homestyle .................................................674 514999 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) ......................950 105711 Fig Furnishings (Mojácar Playa) ...............................643 065179 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678 083491

Funeral Homes Robles (Cuevas) ..............................657 921383 Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias (Vera) 950 390884 / 607 705672

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs ...........................850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.25).........................634 364795 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) (See next page) .............950 478102 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096

FUNERAL PLANS Avalon Europe S.L. ............................950 069012 / 634 321296 Golden Leaves Funeral Plans (Benitachell)............. 966 493082 Iberian Funeral Plans ...........................951 203994 / 965 993498

FURNITURE PACKAGES Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 Prosecco Tables (See p.7) .......................................0044 7709 244366 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

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Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 GLASS CURTAINS Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…...........................677 152911 GARDENS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Chris (Gardening) .................................................711 011254 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .............................850 993090 SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 GOLF COURSES Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Desert Springs ........................................................637 861591 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 548240 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 133230 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192 Valle del Este ...........................................................950 398743

GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634

Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) .................... 950 147763 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745

855294 459146 GUTTERING 318369 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 328911

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691

GAS TANK SUPPLIERS Gas Alboran ..........................................656 662000 / 950 259382

GIFT SHOPS Isabella (Vera Playa) ......................................................637 188901

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 649453 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 882237 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 575911 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 472680 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 147630 Cloud 9 (Mojácar) .........................................................662 226086 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 663 561521 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin (See p.7)......656 646257

Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) .....................950 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Opulence (La Alfoquía) …...........................................619 467295 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645

Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Forever Chic (Palomares) ........................................601 634193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 IIsabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) ..........................675 622216

Wavelengths (Albox) .............................................…950 120309

HARDWARE OUTLETS Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073

HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990

HEALING See Counselling/Healing HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

The Almería Focus

Nina’s Beauty Therapy ..................................................642 131966 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239

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Hotel Playa (Mojácar) ..................................................600 350382 HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ...........................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)..................................690 258813 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 Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 La Esperanza (Mojácar Playa) ..........686 906624 / 606 916055 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250

HOUSE & PET SITTING Chris Leek ...................................................................642 608805 David .............................................................................. 950 099905 Linda Pettit ...............................................................642 016954 Louise B. (LouB’s) ....................................................664 038031 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200

HOUSE CLEARANCE Almeria Castaño House Clearance .......611 028716 / 950 110404

Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644

HOME CARERS see also Nursing Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622

HORSE RIDING Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) .................................642 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628

026468 333442 590988 015765 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 241878 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 724521 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 243561 HYGIENE & FOOD HANDLING 118546 239696 Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990

HOTELS & HOSTALS

INSURANCE

Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Adeslas ............................................950 472701 / 633 431900 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Albox Insurance .......................................................950 121943 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros ........................................................913 422549 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 590258 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 472098

INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner ................................603 493163 / 653 714767 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.33) ..........……………950 392487 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

INTERNET TV Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 INTERNET PROVIDERS Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090 Albox Online (See next page) .............................950 091111 García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745

Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386

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Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Starena (Vera Playa) ..............................................672 668803 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Jenni (Almanzora valley area) ................................653 098329 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Traducciones Levante ...............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

IRONING Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184

JEWELLERY Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950

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KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING

Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

KEY CUTTING

KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ..................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 232186 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 136950 Complete Renovations .....................644 389255 / 672 379960 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 447730 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192

LAUNDERETTES Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696

Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................639 161725 791165 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824 113217 093087 LAUNDRIES 562662 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

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Clean Team Laundry Service ...................................634 332502 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

LEISURE ACTIVITIES and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Lunar Cable Park (Cuevas del Almanzora) .................665 512873 Nautarium Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358

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Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 LIGHTING Light & Luz (Vera) ...............................950 391804 / 686 457714 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 LOCKSMITHS VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 24hr Locksmith (See previous page) ..950 472982 / 658 828560 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935 Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 MEALS DELIVERED Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Dine In .......................... .....................................+44 7852 468499 Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 231644 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 431738 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 109986 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 834064 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949 LOGS FOR SALE Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 932078 Las Norias Carden Centre (Los Gallardos) ..............670 215902 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 044719 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 092632 Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 827783 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 070839 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 966008 Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616 855294

MARKETING Edela Media (Social Media) (Mojácar) ....................607 146352 Mojácar Business (Social Media) ............................950 680110

MASSAGE Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 Authentic Thai Massage (Jom) ..................................616 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 950

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MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan (See p.39) ..................................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOTORCYCLES & QUADS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees …………................................................600 685550 Indalo Quads (Guided treks) ..................................634 315074 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NEWSAGENTS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

NURSING see also Home Carers

Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

NUTRITION Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 966573 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 102335

ONLINE MARKETING Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 067922

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 460665 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 472285 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 385082 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 133865 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991

Opticalia (Albox) .....................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279

OSTEOPATHS Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) .................................695 355381

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Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 Osteo Maestra (Arboleas) ......................................950 449451 Sanatura (Albox) .................................610 269162 / 642 809453

PAINTING & DECORATING A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 176787 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668 True Colours .............................................................636 638670 Vera Painting Services ............................................711 004024

Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Indigo Photography & Video ...................................637 974793 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Professional Video & Photographic Services inc. Aerial...647 202599 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174

PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Servidea 2020 (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 399726 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051

PHYSIOTHERAPY Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

PERFUMES & COSMETICS Son d’Aromas (Mojácar Playa) ..................................666 348253

PEST CONTROL Jason …….........................................950 064015 / 680 903609 Sedesa (Vera) …………............................................950 390990 Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Gabi Triebel (Mojácar Playa) ..............633 011442 / 950 472263 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255

PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…697 229753

PICTURE FRAMING PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT

Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 PIZZERIAS Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba (Mojácar Playa) ............645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425

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D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................950 478846 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Ilario Imperial (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover) ...….950 478098 La Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Little Italy II (Garrucha) …………...........………………950 133802 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................670 073597 Pizzo (Villaricos) .....................................................655 797530 Osteria (Mojácar) ......................................................950 615151 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Portofino (Mojácar) ....................................................950 472809 Mari Cruz (Turre) …..........................................…….950 479646 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 478401 Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo) ..630 314400 / 661 604220 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075

Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 Almeria Pools .............................0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709

PLASTERERS David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681

PLUMBERS

24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Olive Tree Farm Pool Services ...............................643 463129 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bédar) .........................637 915898 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 Chris ........................................................................711 011254 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 POSTAL SERVICES Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..950 118043 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 PODIATRISTS Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 See Chiropodists & Podiatrists The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 635 979829 POOL COVERS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097

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PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN

Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602

AdverTees (Albox) ...................................................641 407147 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Exclusive Holiday Villas ............................................950 092602 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 Triton Property Maintenance ...................................634 326322 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682 277576

Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258 Holiday Letting Service ........................950 472903 / 627 565049 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Holiday Rentals ............................................638 701670 Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) …..850 993099 / 606 281865 Almeria Rentals ................................. 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) ….................950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 Casa Paz Holiday Lettings (Huercal-Overa) ...........693 935118 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................678 203143 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592

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La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652

Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710

Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478

Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 092603 / 687 629777

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Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 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

PSYCHOLOGIST Dr. Jane Thompson ............................968 485729 / 618 920126

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 447864 Smooth FM online (89.8) ........................................634 332666 Spectrum FM (96.1) ............................950 615142 / 678 332815

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

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699

310512 280268 049524 819213

St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425

Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121

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RESTAURANTS

Garrucha

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 ........................................................................619 131152 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Cantina de Flor ....................................................950 La Gurulla ………................................................….666 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 Nautico …................................................................694 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643

Albox

Huércal-Overa

See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas

Bar Lepanto ............................................................642 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

391433 091188 430930 430024 430145 231507

Alfaix La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464

Antas

Crisbe .............................................950 134100 / 607 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 El Capricho …........................................................637 Hotel Overa .............................................................950

460588 133154 915993 133928 132757 995669 460882 433535 460604 617131 133043 463940 338460 494536 595326 470879

La Alfoquía Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ...................................................................642 144727

El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Las Herrerias Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021

Los Carasoles

Arboleas Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 930047 Happy Garden .........................................................950 120851 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 612738 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 258813 Nueva Trinidad ....................................850 993250 / 634 369833

Harley’s ...................................................................642 637371

Bédar

Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

Los Gallardos Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 Meson Verfran ...................................950 469393 / 637 810143 Miraflores ..................................................................950 469519

El Cortijo ............................................950 398108 / 689 702916 Alcazaba ………......................................................657 El Paso ...................................................................678 868963 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 Cabrera BaoBab .....................................................................689 Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042 Badgers ...................................................................950

560679 475899 450215 642923 478525

Cerro Gordo Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169

Cortijo Grande Finca Listonero .........................................................950 982045

Cucador La Vida

……….................................….........……….950 634562

Desert Springs Resort El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……950 091546 The Crocodile Club ...................................................950 091546

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856 Beachcomber ...........................................................634 El Pilar de Lubrin Bellavista ..................................................................950 Restaurante Albar ....................................................950 069077 Botaniq ...................................................................696 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 El Pinar Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617

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Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190

Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305 Cortijo de la Media Luna .............................950 478813 / 676 547555 Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976

D’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517

Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Deseo .................................................................670 018035 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Gastro Malabar .........................................................950 472970 Habana 1957 (Cuban) (See p.23) ..................................850 987 214 Ilario Imperial (Italian) (See front cover)....................950 478098 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 Indian Curry House ...........................632 416554 / 950 887681 Kukis .........................................................................950 377076 La Cabaña ................................................................950 615179 La Cachimba (Moroccan) .........................................950 099179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478841

La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562396 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Paratá ...................................................................950 375590 La Piká ....................................................................950 930744 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Marama ..............................................660 696229 / 666 260852 Marcelo Entre Tapas .................................................950 031812 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mediterráneo ............................................................950 309869 Meson de Loic y Cathy ...........................................950 478050 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mohana .....................................................................950 472941 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ........950 472002 / 637 914632 Mont Martre (French) ..............................................634 388867 Neptuno (See p.29) .............................................…616 005387 Omega ...................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Parwaz (Indian) .......................................................631 995178 Playa Juana Beach Club ..........................................690 984992 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s .....................................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Irish Rover .....................................................950 473135

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The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 The Roof Garden .....................................................674 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 Trufibar ....................................................................664 Twister ...................................................………………600 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632

472659 113218 478651 103611 006032 727851

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 Pulcinella (Italian) .....................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Calima ………………........................….663 286962 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon del Zahorí .............................630 314400 / 661 604220

Casa Adelina ...............................................................950 479153 Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 Doner Kebab ............................................................603 527699 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 La Sorpresa ...............................................................950 099901 Orsoca ………………............................................…..602 554609 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646

Valle del Este Golf Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235

Vera Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 La Mariposa de Fran ………........……..950 166774 / 683 641957 Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760

Vera Playa

Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Palomares Gateway to India (Indian) ...........................................950 923994 Asagía Asador .........................................................640 210185 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 Maraú (Vera Playa) ……………...........................……671 580340 The Oasis Bar ...................................950 467381 / 676 365010 Taj Mahal (Indian) …............…………950 618691 / 671 231465 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 Partaloa Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….612 508447 Villaricos

Pueblo Laguna

Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 Bistro .......................................................................950 132022 El Faro ..................................................649 766252 / 687 351764 Gastrobar D’Alvaro ......................................................648 220383 Los Conteros ....................................950 618629 / 699 010705 Playa Azul .............................................950 467075 / 609 386282

RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

ROOFING Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173

RUGS & CARPETS Homecentre (Albox) (See p.6)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

San Juan de Los Terreros

La Geoda ..................................................................637 020159 RURAL TOURISM Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622 807809 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Turre

SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.13).....647 247494 / 950 092604 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 SolAir (See p.31) ..............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

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SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

SOLAR ENERGY

DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 472947 Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Ecocorp ..................................................................671 716597 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.45)........................................627 907207

SCUBA DIVING Buceo Mojácar ........................................................950 472760

SECOND HAND Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 Pink House (La Concepción) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEWING Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Nicky (Mojacar) ..................................................... 667 479903 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 468230 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697 SNOOKER HALLS

SEPTIC TANK SERVICE Desarascos Litesa ............................670 863791 / 609 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 Limaser (Vera) ……..................................................950 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675

CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 442695 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205 088966 SOLICITORS 768587 366355 390732 838808

SHOE REPAIRS Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492

SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Servacon .....................................................................950

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Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 617017

SPAS IndalOcio (Arboleas) ................................................850 993090 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .......................................950 472845

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998

SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 Survey Andalucía (Architect Daniel González) ............686 846624 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 189986 Leticia Moreno-Torres Camy (Vera) ......950 391249 / 607 840182

SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................950 118 043 Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 Mar Abogados & Consultores (Mojácar) .................950 478911 Mario Redondo (Albox) ….................950 430222 / 626 389322 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 391171 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038

TATTOO ARTISTS Classic Tattoo (Mojácar Playa) .................................605 611782 Lisa V Tattoos (Cantoria) ....................634 362737 / 642 024810 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374

TAXIS (Legal) Levante Radio Taxis (all areas)................................950 888111 Exclusive Shuttles pre-booked airport taxis (office hours).950 092602 Marlan Taxis Villaricos .................................................609 764900

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS

TRAVEL

Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) 950 042338 / 661 375489 Indalphone .............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470

Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.6).........................950 092602 Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) (See cover)..........…..950 475757 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343

TUITION

GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Orange (Vera) ...........................................................950 393538 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Phone@ Mojacar …….............……....950 882222 / 607 885522 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services

Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 294342 Espanglish ...............................................................950 390037 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)...........950 460472 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 R. F. (Marquetry, Guitar) ........................................711 003476 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ....................+44 7756081843 United Tile ................................................................667 702817

TIMBER SUPPLIERS Wood2Go (Velez Rubio)..............................................950 614050

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 UPHOLSTERY Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

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Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 373298 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 The Car Surgery ...................................................666 272792 UNIFORMS The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................667 479903 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

VEHICLE IMPORTATION Great Cost Matriculation ...........0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Hispavan vehicle importation ......................................687 845730 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607 373298

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872

VEHICLE REPAIRS Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335. Reparbox (DIY) (Antas El Real) ...............................687 879744 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517

VEHICLE SALES AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.47) .670 038580 / 950 393170 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

VETS Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 456548 Clinica Nexo (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 / 605 495017

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162709 548824 988812 255373 327075 208231 349665

WINDOWS & DOORS AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 Complete Renovations .......................644 389255 / 672 379960 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 NEXO (Albox) …...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….….........................677 WATER (Tanker Delivery) Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600

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WINES

WATER PARK

Aquavera (Vera Playa) ............................................950 467337 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 925655 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 617131 WATER TREATMENTS Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 Healthy H2O ..............................................968 437270 / 666 302 987

WOOD & PELLET STOVES

WEB SERVICES

Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028

WINDOW CLEANING

ZOO & PARK

Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913

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What’s On The numbers of cultural events are still very reduced, and theatres and concert halls can only sell tickets for numbered seats, up to 65% of their normal capacity, with social distancing. Members of a family, or people from one household should be allowed to sit together.

Almería Dumbo el Musical comes to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on October 25th at 5pm. Primarily intended for children, the performance is in Spanish. Tickets are 15 euros.

Luar na Lubre, the celebrated folk group come to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on October 10th at 9.30pm. They are performing their 19th album that portrays aspects of the pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

The Almería Oriental Dance Festival comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on September 12th at 8.30pm. Noted artistes from various countries are performing and tickets are 10 euros in advance or 12 euros at the door.

La Compañia Onbeat perform ‘El Origen de Hielo’ a tribute concert to ‘Frozen’ at Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on October 25th at

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What’s On 12 noon. The company has received excellent reviews in Madrid. Tickets are 12 euros in advance or 15 euros at the door. Tickets for concerts in Almería (except Teatro Cervantes) available from the ticket office in the Teatro Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería , tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Sat, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2hrs before performances at the venue or from www.ticketmaster.es or call Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square.

Roquetas de Mar A concert in homage to Duke Ellington takes place at the Roquetas auditorio on October 17th at 9.30pm. There are over 100 performers including a choir from Roquetas and the Clasijazz Big Band. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press.

Tickets for Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, from box office at Calle del Poeta Villaspesa,1. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm & 4pm-7pm, Saturday from 11am-2pm, or 1hr before performances, or from w w w. t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m

Aguilas The choir and orchestra from La Compañia Lírica 2001 perform Bizet’s opera ‘Carmen’ at Águilas auditorio on October 17th at 8pm. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press. Aguilas tickets from Victoria Tr a v e l 9 6 8 41 0 9 2 9 & w w w. b a c a n t i c . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorioaguilas.org or from 2hrs before performances at the box office.

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Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm8pm


What’s On Albox Age Support Almanzora is delighted to announce that its much-awaited 1920's Casino Night will now take place on Friday 14th August from 7pm. The venue is still Harley's Bar in Albox, opposite the Bowling Alley, and it will be fully air-conditioned for the event. Claire Stoner is the 1920's vocalist with music provided by Contraband. Tickets cost 10 euros and include a 2 course meal. The event was a sell-out before it was postponed and tickets are of course still valid. If you have a group of more than 4 you will now need to reserve a table via Ellen Green of Age Support (Facebook) or Harleys. We have all been looking forward to this event and hope everyone will be in 1920's dress and have a great night.

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Vera Ve r a h a s a f l a m e n c o performance in the open air at Plaza Mayor on August 15th at 10pm. The Anabel Veloso company perform "Donde nace lo temprano". La Casquería Compañia perform a contemporary dance event on August 22nd at 10pm. It takes place in the open air at Plaza de la Pérgola (Paseo Marítimo de Vera).

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What’s On Market Days Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday:

Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco, Palomares, Tabernas Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Villaricos, Purias, San Juan de los Terreros, Fines

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Saturday: Los Llanos, between Arboleas & Albox Sunday morning: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

11:30am. 3rd Thursday of the month social meeting at 11:30 for coffee and chatter. Call for information of the venue. Everyone is welcome, service or nonAlmanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre service. For enquiries call: 950 099 483 Mon - Fri and first Saturday of month or email mojacar.secretary@rbl. 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, Barrio community. If you are feeling lonely or Alto, Albox. Extensive English Library, are housebound why not become a DVDs and talking books, monthly Telephone Buddy. Sometimes just talking magazine, monthly quiz, trips. to someone is a first step to feeling www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: more in control. Email us for more Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 information: mojacar.chairman@rbl. community. For Welfare advice or help 495 306 call : 676451780 (9am-5pm, Mon-Sat) Living Alone in Spain? or email dmwilson@britishlegion.org.uk We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the The Royal British Legion - Albox Mojácar area. Tel. Ann: 677 877 087 Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting 3rd Thursday of every month, La Parrilla, Almeria Link Friendship Group Albox, 11am. Coffee morning 1st Membership is free and open to all. We Thursday of every month, Oasis Cafe meet at weekends in the Mojacar area Bar, 11.30am. For info contact chairman to enjoy dining experiences and form Filip Ostrowski , email Albox.chairman friendships. At 4pm on the first @rbl.community. .For support contact Thursday of each month, we meet for Mrs Pamela Twissell Cross on 676 451 a chat and a drink at D'Angelo's 780 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm or email: Restaurant. New members are always SpainNorth.CommunitySupport@RBL. welcome. Please contact Bob on Community 950472551 or Cynthia on 950472699 The Royal British Legion - Zurgena WOW Women on Wednesday & District Branch Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday together, buy, sell, swap, meet new of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL people. secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british Dames in Huércal Overa legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal Mojácar Community Library Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 11am - 1pm .

Flamenco Forum for English Speakers on Facebook. Information and events. Tel: 687 480 694 Vera Photo Club First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am 12.30pm. Presentations by invited speakers, field trips, instruction, studio photography, monthly assignments and exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Miraflores Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos except in July & August. All welcome. Tel: 634 341 715 Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 27 37 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 694 44 43 61 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net

Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. levels of experience are welcomed. w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 locations. www.indaloh3.com 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com Traditional Japanese Reiki and Dames in Turre Gendai Reiki Ho 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Almanzora No Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for local charities. Guests welcome. Association campaigning for the Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 legalisation of homes in the Almanzora www.gendaireikispain.com 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill Valley built without proper authority. Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Tel: 652 298 072 month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 Mojácar Bridge Club 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 Vera & District Lions Club Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the Ancestry Club for Beginners & month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Intermediate The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 First Thursday of the month, meeting or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com Tel. 634 309 590 in the Artisan Centre, Mojacar Pueblo, for more information. Dames in Spain (Mojácar) Talks, trips, support for local charities. 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679

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The Evengelical Church, Turre Avda. de Almería, on the corner of C/Alberquillica. Sunday, 10.30am. Tuesday, 3pm Bible studying. Midweek prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617 549 or 950 472 349. www.turrechurch.com

Amigos de los Coches Clasicos Local multi-national group of classic car enthusiasts. Meetings the first Thursday of the month, 3pm, Hotel Rural Miguel Rosi, junction 559 E15/A7. www.a-c-c.es, email: info@a-c-c.es, tel. David 950 412 New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family 165 learning to love one another. Sunday Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 tel. 685 628 184 861 for more details. Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Grande Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186 Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or Tel: 607 316 553 John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com Pita Escuela Agave School of Río Aguas. A multicultural, Aguaviva Evangelical Church environmental and musical project, Near the health Centre, opposite Bicispecialized on the integral usage of the Box, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 agave plant and the processing of its 560 544 wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) New Life Church, Huercal-Overa pitaescuela@hotmail.com We are a Jesus centred church family Sunseed learning to love one another. Sunday A hands-on practical centre for low- service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu impact living and environmental tel. 685 628 184 education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas Roman Catholic Masses near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. These canbe found on www.misas.org www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 for most places.

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England (Anglican Churches) Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, at the church of San Pascual, Agua de Enmedio. Albox: Eucharist, 2nd & last Thurs in month, 11am. Evensong, second Sun in month, 6pm at Aljambra Chapel. Llanos del Peral, nr El Cucador: Eucharist or morning worship, Sundays, 11am. Church Wardens, Pam Carter 667947573 & Janetta Causton 661575606. Priest in Charge, Rev. Vincent Oram 603659139 See www.mojacarchurch.org

Age Support Almanzora Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573 Ostomist Support For Expats Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar Area Meetings:- Monday 6pm, Turre Evangelical Church (Avenida de Almeria, Turre). Friday, 6pm, Living Water Church, Mojacar Playa (opposite Red Cross building). Tel: 634 300 364 or email aaspain@gmail.com Al-Anon Family Groups for people whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking. Meetings Mondays, 4:45 - 5:45 at Turre Evangelical Church. Tel: 698460801 or email AlAnon.LaAlfoquia@gmail.com Universal Wonderful Street Academy NGO that supports street children in Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for E ve r yo n e ) . Re g i s te r e d c h a r i t y. face.charity@hotmail.com www.face -charity.com Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com

Support Groups & Charities Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 677 688037 MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am to 4pm. 24/7 Careline: 634 656 555. Fully Spanish registered charity. Shops in Mojácar, Turre, Albox and Huercal-Overa open Mon-Fri, 10-2pm www.macscancersupport.com Email: macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk

Stepping Stones Carers Support Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Group Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: Tel 950 472 822 or 677 683 385 www.steppingstonescarerssupport.com 652 293 269

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Music & Drama Groups

Yoga

Dance

Indalo Players Well established drama group always looking for new members to act or help back stage. Tel. Bill White on 671 81 08 19 or email williamwhite9552@aol.com

Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Various different styles of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Integral Yoga. Holistic Therapies including Reiki, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Massage. Tel : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana)

Line Dancing Salon de Actos, Centro de Usos Multiples , Mojacar. Fridays, 4.–7pm. Beginners welcome. Contact: Glynis 648217503 o r M a r y B eth 6 616715 2 6 o r strictlylinedancingmojacar@gmail.com

Independent Theatre Group Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or email independenttheatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Te l . 6 34 34 6 3 0 9 o r e - m a i l theluvvies@hotmail.com Jacqueline Welby Productions New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 634 313 531 The Incognito Singers A mixed voice group, based in Arboleas, performing a varied repertoire of songs to a high standard. For more info visit www.theincognitosingers.com, see Facebook, contact us at theincognito singers@gmail.com., or drop in to a weekly rehearsal. (See web page.) Cariatiz Community Orchestra A friendly group of musicians of various ages and levels. All newcomers welcome, only requirement is to play an orchestral instrument and read music. Rehearsals Vera Auditorio, 6-8pm every Sunday. Contact emma.v.randle@gmail.com Facebook: Cariatiz Community Orchestra. Vera Voces A friendly choir singing classical music, directed by pianist, singer and director, Barry Jobling. All welcome, no auditions. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Vera Auditorio. Facebook: Vera Voces. Contact veravoces1@gmail.com

Yoga in Mojacar with Sharon Fisher. All levels. beginners welcome. 672 061 048 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170 Yoga with Ashlí Turre, Vera & private. 643102335 Yoga Therapy with Portia Oliver. Tel: 681301474 www.portiaoliver.es

Arts & Crafts Sewing Group, Mojacar We meet at Scotty's el Tropico bar for sewing, knitting, crochet etc. Weds. 10.30 to 12.30. Tel. Brenda 634 34 34 92 or Sylvia 628 006 197. We are a friendly group meeting for coffee and chat. Ladies Sewing Circle Evangelical Church, Turre, Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 Tel: 667 702 774 Girasol, Albox Mosaic classes. Thurs 1:30 - 4:30pm.Tel 639 089 170 Picante Quilting Club Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar. First Thurs of the month, 10am-12.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details or to book your place, please email Jo at jogibson787@yahoo.co.uk Cloud Zebra Craft Workshops & Clubs In Almanzora and Oria, Tues 10-2, Thurs and Fri, 10.30 -2.30. Call 744 60 96 30 or check out our Facebook page. No experience needed. Bedar Arts Centre Ceramic classes, Mondays and Wednesdays. Painting classes Tuesday 10:30-1330. For info, call 664 896 555

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Eleanor & Gilly's Line Dance Class Chapman’s Bar, Albox, 2-30pm- 4-30pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003. Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m - 7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m -10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. : C a r r i e A n n 6 2727 9 5 8 4 www.carrieanngreen.com Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433 Pro Danza Nicky Mainstone Royal Academy Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Dance fit fusion. Children & Adults. Mojacar & Los Gallardos. T. 667479903 Ceroc Dancing Artisan Centre, Mojacar, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced. All welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Belly Dancing Mojácar, Garrucha & Huércal-Overa. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Bellydance Classes Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 724 521 Dance Classes with Hollie Newell Ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, zumba and more. Based in Turre. Tel: 634 317 391 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera 54 Verasol, Vera. Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Complete Beginners Flamenco Mojácar. No specialist shoes or equipment required, friendly hour long class. Email info@lagitanainglesa.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Mojacar Golf Society Visitors always welcome to come and Bowling Club de Zurgena join in the fun on Wednesdays and Friendly, social and competitive bowling, Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com com. www.zurgenabc.com Albox Club de Tenis Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de www.cabreralbc.com Tenis Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Cabrera Tennis Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody www.cabreratennisclub.com welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting with coffee at 9:30. Contact Verna 610 838 644. Badgers Golf Society Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers mojacar@gmail.com

Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Padel tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691

PartyLevante Sailing Club Boxers Golf Society Albox Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small All welcome to join us as members or groups. Email info@partylevante.com or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in call 680942141 www.partylevante Albox on Saturday mornings or email .com peterstooks@avired.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses Come and join us out on the water twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com north end of Garrucha harbour. Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com Marina Phoenix Golf Society w w w. s a n t a i r e n e c l u b d eve l a . c o m Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Valle del Este Golf Society. school and adults. Fully qualified coach. Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 i n f o @ a d e l a n t e a r t i s i t c a . e s www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook Adelante Gimnasia artistica. Walking Football Club Campo de Football, Los Gallardos, 9am Monday for training, exercise & playing. www.fclosamigos.com El Bandido Runners Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 @gmail.com

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Fitness & Martial Arts Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & gymastics, advanced gymnastics, Tai-chi. Tel 639 089 170 Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Slimming Groups Casa Pepa, Turre, Weds 10 am, Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Martial Arts Academy Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar Taekwondo 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook GTF Spain Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities. Tel. 950 449 451. Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroFit. Tel 666 273 168. Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Juan. Contact: 634 317 391 Jova Gym, Mojácar Various activities. www.jovasport.es 950 473 137. See facebook.


Your Stars You may find that depression is causing you to feel lonely and insecure. Your trendy style and unique way of doing things will entice new acquaintances. Minor health problems will flare up if you don't take care of yourself. You will enjoy events that lean toward theatre, art, or music this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur (Mar. 21- April 20) on a Monday.

You are best to do something energetic with friends instead. You can expect opposition from family as well as colleagues. Make creative changes to your living quarters. Travel will be enjoyable but could be expensive. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Pay attention to small but important details. You'll find love and you'll get into tiptop shape at the same time. Pushy people must be kept at arm's length. You'd be wise to control your spending so your debts don't get out of hand. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You may find yourself interested in more than one person. Changes at home will be necessary. Get involved in activities that will bring you knowledge about foreign land, philosophies, or cultures. You should be setting up interviews or sending out your resume this month. Your luckiest (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You may want to take a look at courses offered at a local institute. Listen to a good friend who is truly looking out for your best interests. Take time to deal with legal documents and the affairs of people who you may be indebted to. Set aside any decisions regarding your personal life this (May 22 - June 21) month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

You should regain some of your self esteem if you get involved in organizational functions. If you try to manipulate emotional situations you will find yourself alienated. Social evenings at your place will be highly successful. Financial gains can be made. Your luckiest events this (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) month will occur on a Wednesday.

Control those desires to cast your fate to the wind. Your high energy and discipline will enable you to complete any seemingly insurmountable tasks. You should be able to get a lot done. Your changing philosophies may lead you into new circles and open doors that will give you a unique (June 22 - July 22) outlook on life. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

Your attitude could be up and down like a yo-yo. Be diplomatic but stem. Try to get away with your mate. Your ability to be practical in business will help. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Emotional deception will cause friction on the home front. You can make excellent career moves if you are open to the opportunities that exist. Lend an ear to children; it can make a difference. You could find yourself left with someone's dirty laundry. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

Read between the lines before you sign your name. Correspondence may not clear up issues. You can make career changes that may put you in a much higher earning bracket. You are best to move quickly and to get in good with the boss. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Secret affairs will come back to haunt you. Don't blow situations out of proportion. You should sit down with someone you trust and work out a budget that will enable you to save a little extra. Your emotions may get the better of you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Romance will be yours if you get out and do things in large groups. You are best not to discuss your personal life with others. Resist the temptation to gamble. Risks will not be profitable. You need time to rejuvenate. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month NASA

The Hat

NASA sends a space shuttle up with two monkeys and a blonde on board. When the rocket is ready for take-off , the NASA command centre calls the first monkey and asks, "Monkey number 1, do you know your mission?" The monkey replies, "Ooah ooah!. Get the shuttle into orbit and launch the trillion dollar satellite. Ooah ooah!" Then NASA Control asks the second monkey, "Monkey number 2, do you know your mission?" The second monkey replies, "Ooah ooah! Once Monkey number 1 has completed the trillion dollar satellite launch, close hatch, and go back to Earth and land shuttle. Ooah ooah!" Then NASA asks the blonde, "Blonde woman, do you know your mission?" The blonde woman replies, "Ummmmmmm.... Oh yeah, I remember now. “Feed the monkeys - and DON'T TOUCH A THING!"

A Jewish grandmother is watching her grandchild playing on the beach when a huge wave comes and takes him out to sea. She pleads, “Please God, save my only grandson. I beg of you, bring him back.” A big wave comes and washes the boy back onto the beach, good as new. She looks up to heaven and says, “Thank you God, but where is his hat?”

At the Dentist A lady sitting in the dentist chair told the dentist, "I would rather go through the pain of child birth than have you drill in my mouth." The dentist replied, "Well, you had better make up your mind so I can adjust my chair." The Creation In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth... After that, everything else was made in China. The Forty-five Year Old A lady comes home from her doctor's appointment grinning from ear to ear. Her husband asks, "Why are you so happy?" The wife says, "The doctor told me that for a fortyfive year old woman, I have the breasts of an eighteen year old." "Oh yeah?" quipped her husband, "What did he say about your fortyfive year old ass?" She said, "Your name never came up in the conversation."

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The Replacement After Quasimodo's death, Bishop Pierre of the cathedral of Notre Dame sent word through the streets of Paris that a new bell ringer was needed. The bishop decided that he would conduct the interviews personally and went up into the belfry to begin the screening process. After several applicants had demonstrated their skills, he decided to call it a day while he went away to decide who he was going to employ. Just then, a lone, armless man approached him and announced that he was there to apply for the bell ringer's job. The bishop was incredulous. 'You have no arms.' 'No matter,' said the man, 'Watch me!' He then began striking the bells with his face, producing a beautiful melody. The bishop listened in astonishment, convinced that he had finally found a suitable replacement for Quasimodo. Suddenly, while rushing forward to strike a bell, the armless man tripped and plunged headlong out of the belfry window to his death in the street below. The stunned bishop immediately rushed down the stairways. When he reached the street, a crowd had gathered around the fallen figure, drawn by the beautiful music they had heard only moments before. As they silently parted to let the bishop through, one of them asked, 'Bishop, who was this man?' 'I don't know his name,' the bishop sadly replied, 'but his face rings a bell.'


...and next... A Problem of Age You know you're getting old when your wife says, "Honey, lets run upstairs and make love," and you answer, "I can't do both." Acronyms Three guys and a woman were sitting at the bar talking about their professions. The first guy says, "I'm a Y.U.P.P.I.E. You know - young, upcoming professional, personal income extraordinary." The second guy says, "I'm a D.I.N.K. You know - double income, no kids." The third guy says, "I'm a R.U.B. You know - rich urban biker." They turn to the woman and ask, "So what are you?" The woman replies, "I'm a W.I.F.E. You know- wash, iron, f...k and everything."

The Response

Regulations

Husband’s call to his wife: "Honey, it's me. I don't want to alarm you but I was hit by a bus as I was leaving the office but Paula came with me to the hospital in the ambulance and waited in the accident and emergency department. They have checked me over and done some tests and some x-rays. The blow to my head was severe but fortunately I don’t have any serious internal injury. However, I have three broken ribs, a compound fracture of the left leg, and they think they may have to amputate my right foot." Wife’s response: "And who is Paula?"

Officer: "Madam, nude swimming is prohibited in this lake." Lady: "Why didn't you tell me when you saw me taking all my clothes off?" Officer: "Well, that’s not prohibited.”

The Book A blonde went to the library to get a book. A few days later, she returns and says to librarian at the counter, "This book was very boring. It had too many names and far too many numbers, so I would like to return it." The librarian says to the other librarian, "Brilliant! So this is the person who took our phone book!"

The Problem A tough looking group of hairy bikers are riding when they see a young girl about to jump off a bridge, so they stop. The leader, a big burly man, gets off his bike and says, "What are you doing?" "I'm going to commit suicide," she says. While he doesn’t want to appear insensitive, he also doesn’t want to miss an opportunity, so he asks, "Well, before you jump, why don't you give me a kiss?" She does, and it is a long, deep, lingering kiss. After she's finished, the tough, hairy biker says, "Wow! That was the best kiss I’ve ever had! That's a real talent you’re wasting. You could be famous. Why are you committing suicide?" The reply was, "My parents don't like me dressing up like a girl…"

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Profile for The Almeria Focus

The Almeria Focus – August 2020  

The Almeria Focus is a local directory and magazine distributed monthly in the Almeria province of southeast Spain.

The Almeria Focus – August 2020  

The Almeria Focus is a local directory and magazine distributed monthly in the Almeria province of southeast Spain.

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