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Contents A Strange End to the Year .....................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 Spanish Hotel Stars ...............................................................32 So Now You Know ............................................................................34 Feeding Your Brain ................................................................36 New Traffic Laws ........................................................................38 Good News for 2021 ...............................................................40 Useful Numbers .....................................................................42 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................44 Community News ..............................................................................82 What’s On ...........................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations .......................................87 Your Stars …..........…...………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ….....……………............................................92 Coffee Break ………………...…….............................................…94 For general or advertising enquiries, call Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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A Strange End to the Year

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larmed by spikes in COVID-19 cases in Andalucía as a whole, and in Almería province, this led to more restrictions from November 10th-23rd. Apart from increasing the curfew hours, the major new restriction was that non-essential businesses had to shut at 6pm. Healthwise, numbers of cases did start to come down but 140 businesses (90% bars and restaurants) in Almería province applied to put 800 workers on the ‘ERTE’ scheme where workers who have no work, or only part time work, are paid 70% of their wages by the government, providing they are not laid off.

all planned events had to be cancelled. In municipalities that have their own auditoriums including Almería city and Roquetas de Mar they have dispensed with events in December. There is an open-air amphitheatre in Almería city and some small concerts have been moved there. In our ‘What’s On’ sections we have details of events that have been postponed until 2021 and in Águilas, which comes under the restrictions in Murcia, they still have events scheduled for December at the time we went to press.

Extending this from November 24th until at least December 10th came as no surprise as this covers the ‘puente’ (bridge) which is the name given to fiesta days being tacked onto a weekend, or part of a week, to give a longer time off work. With December 7th and 8th being fiesta days, people can have an extended holiday from Saturday, December 5th to Tuesday the 8th. The restrictions are aimed at curtailing major movements of people. As we have mentioned above, Monday, December 7th is a national holiday because fiestas on a Sunday slide to the next day. December 6th celebrates the signing of the Spanish Constitution and December 8th is the religious ‘Feast of the immaculate conception’ fiesta. Christmas day is a holiday and Spanish people who live away from their family homes try to get back for a meal on Christmas Eve. Whether this will still be possible is not yet clear. January 1st is a holiday and on January 5th the ‘Three Kings’ appear on floats paraded through the streets with sweets thrown to children and bystanders. These processions are unlikely to take place and in Almería city 13 tonnes of sweets will be bagged up and given to children The possibility of vaccines being available for the prior to Christmas. January 6th is another general public from March or April onwards is very nationwide holiday. good news and in our ‘In the News’ section we explain how this will probably be done in Spain. As in other years there will be no ‘Focus’ magazine in January but we will return in February. We wish When it was ruled that non-essential businesses all our advertisers and readers a very happy and in Andalucía had to shut at 6pm this applied to safe Christmas and hopefully, a prosperous New theatres, concert halls and cinemas. Consequently, Year if the pandemic can be thwarted. What will happen at Christmas and the New Year remains to be seen. In Catalonia there is a fourstage restriction from November 23rd until January 18th. Over Christmas and the New Year gatherings of more than ten people are banned, restaurants and bars will close at 9pm and churches can only have 30% capacity. It appears that the ban on going out of the autonomous community will still be in force. Some restrictions in all of Spain are a foregone conclusion, and a recent survey of Spaniards revealed that 71% thought that lockdowns were necessary despite the economic problems.

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In the News Congratulations from Pedro Sánchez Pedro Sánchez the Spanish Prime Minister joined other world leaders on November 7th in congratulating Joe Biden on becoming Presidentelect. He tweeted, “The American people have chosen the 46th President of the United States. Congratulations @joeBiden and @KamalaHarris. We are looking forward to cooperating with you to tackle the challenges ahead of us.” His PSOE party tweeted, “Congratulations @joeBiden and @KamalaHarris! With this victory the United States will return to the path of multilateralism, of global consensus and will once again be a friend to face global challenges such as the COVID pandemic or the fight against climate change. Go Democrats!”

COVID Vaccine for Spain The Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has announced that to coincide with the present ending of the state of alarm next May there should be a vaccine that is being administered following certification. This is the Oxford /AstraZeneca vaccine and an initial 3 million doses will be provided by the EU who are purchasing 30 million. The vaccination will be in two stages with a gap of 28 days, and the sectors of the population that will be vaccinated will be in a similar order to the flu vaccine. It has been stated that having the vaccine will be voluntary “to start with”. The EU and Spain have options to buy the Johnson & Johnson and Sanofi vaccines once they are approved. The Pfizer / BioNTech vaccine is stated to be about 95% effective and the EU announced that they were exercising their option to buy 300 million doses and Pedro Sánchez announced that Spain would buy 20 million, enough for 10 million people. The main problem with this vaccine is that it has to be stored at minus 80 degrees so the distribution will be very complicated, and in a fridge the shelf-life is only 5 days. The American Moderna vaccine only has to be stored at minus 20 degrees, and Spanish hospitals and large health centres have the appropriate freezers already. Another advantage is that in a fridge the shelf-life is 30 days. Pfizer will obviously make a lot of money from selling the vaccine and their share prices went up dramatically after the announcement. The next day their CEO sold shares he personally owned for

the equivalent of 5 million euros. Financial analysts described the transaction timing as being “unfortunate and insensitive”. It is also claimed that when the Moderna vaccine results were announced senior figures from the company sold shares to the equivalent of 75 million euros, also described as “lamentable”. Any vaccine purchased or acquired by Spain will be free of charge to the general public. The Spanish Health Department has announced that the number of pensioners who had the flu vaccine in November was 30% more than last year, and this was very good news. They urged other sectors of the population who can have the vaccine to do so. They pointed out that about 12 million people were expected to have had the flu vaccine this year, over a period of eight weeks, and this showed that mass vaccination was not a big problem.

Reduced ‘IVA’ On Masks There has been a lot of criticism that the IVA (VAT) on masks sold in Spain to combat the pandemic is 21%. The government have now acted and the rate has been reduced to 4%. Member states of the EU can put up the rate of IVA but they are not supposed to reduce it, but in this case the EU quickly gave their approval. The cost of a standard mask has consequently come down from a maximum of 96 céntimos to 72 céntimos. There is no standard rate in the EU, and IVA on masks is 6% in Portugal, 5.5% in France, 5% in Germany and zero rated in Italy, Belgium and the Low Countries. A temporary zero rate in the UK at the start of the pandemic was put back up to 20% at the end of October amidst harsh criticism.

Spain Requires Negative PCR Tests From November 14th in the Canary Islands with a low infection rate, the health authorities mandated a negative PCR test requirement for tourists staying in hotels or tourist accommodation. This applied to any tourists including ones from mainland Spain. On November 23rd this came into force throughout Spain for all tourists arriving by air or sea and applied to 65 countries including the UK and Ireland. Only certified negative PCR tests are accepted, not antibody or antigen tests, not more than 72 hours before travelling. Passengers filling out a health

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In the News control form before entering Spain (available on www. spth.gob.es or through the free app SPAIN TRAVEL HEALTH-SpTH) will find an additional question asking whether they have a negative PCR test result taken over the previous 72 hours. Authorities may request to see the result of the test, which must be an original document, written either in Spanish or in English, and which may be presented in paper or electronic format. The regulation will be reviewed every 15 days, so on December 7th or December 21st if still in place. The fine for non-compliance is up to 6,000 euros.

he claimed he was using daily, but was registered to a family member. Not convinced, police make a search of the cortijo where he lived and found a car in an outhouse covered over with a tarpaulin with various items stacked on top. This proved to be the vehicle they were looking for and it had frontal damage consistent with the collision. He was arrested and charged with causing grievous bodily harm, leaving the scene of an accident, having no insurance or ITV for the car, lying to police and other charges.

The Italian COVID-19 Serenade Prevented from visiting his sick wife in hospital owing to COVID-19 restrictions for visitors, 81-year-old Stefano Bozzini decided to go to a courtyard below her window to serenade her on his accordion. While Carla, his wife of 47 years, watched from a secondfloor window in the hospital in Castel San Giovanni, a town in Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region, he played a medley of love songs and other patients and staff sang along. He opened his recital with "Spanish Eyes" by Engelbert Humperdinck, before playing a selection of his wife's favourites. The touching moment was captured on video by their son Maurizio and soon went viral. His wife was in hospital for tests for a suspected cancer, not because of the COVID-19 virus, and she was discharged a few days later.

A Good Clue

A Large Increase in Lynx

In late October in an agricultural part of Níjar a cyclist was hit by a car that stopped briefly and then drove off. Although badly injured the cyclist observed that it was a Volkswagen Golf and when the emergency services came to his aid he showed police that with his finger he had traced out most of the number plate in the dirt beside the road. Police used the tráfico (vehicle department) computer in Almería city and first of all identified every Volkswagen Golf. Working on the assumption that the driver lived locally they then narrowed the search to a certain radius. Checking the number plates until they obtained a close match led them to a man who claimed he had previously sold the car in question and he showed them another Volkswagen Golf that

The Spanish lynx, a type of large cat with tufted ears that lives mainly is mountainous areas, is an endangered species, and alarm bells were rung in 2002 when it was estimated that there were only 10 in existence. The EU “Life” programme was launched where lynx are encouraged to produce a litter in a semi controlled captive environment and then released back into the wild. Conservationists now claim that there is a total of 894 and when released they are fitted with GPS transmitters. 583 currently live in the wild with 476 in Spain and 107 in Portugal. There were 311 kittens born in 2019 and at the end of October there were 120 pregnant lynx in Andalucía. Lynx feed almost exclusively on rabbits and these have been bred in many areas to provide

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In the News enough food. The main danger is being killed by cars and people are urged to report this so that records can be amended. There are many examples that show that lynx can travel large distances and in some cases they have returned to the area where they were born.

A Very Expensive Mistake! A very hi-tech satellite entirely made in Spain cost 200 million euros and 50,000 hours of work after planning that started 12 years ago. This satellite and a French weather satellite were shot into space from French Guiana on November 17th. Unfortunately, after eight minutes, as the second stage rockets were energised and the first stage fell away, the rocket started to shake and deviated from the intended trajectory. This meant that the whole exercise was a disaster and the rocket was reported to have fallen back to earth in a remote part of the Artic. Telemetry revealed that a cable connection had been inverted in the thrust vector equipment and the mistake was put down to human error. The Spanish Science Ministry had funded the 200-million euro cost and various Spanish companies led by Airbus built the satellite which had extremely sophisticated cameras that were designed for cartography, management of natural resources, monitoring emergencies and security. The Spanish Science Minister tried to play down the disaster by stating that Spain now had a considerable experience in building space satellites that would stand them in good stead in the future. He went on to state that the satellite was not insured. The number of engineers who will be stood against the wall and shot was not revealed. Last July there was another accident with the same rocket when a satellite from the United Arab Emirates failed to go into orbit. In this case the satellite was insured for 318 million euros.

Remote Working When employees are being allowed to work “from home”, this can be from another location. Some hotels are taking beds out of rooms and turning them into offices that can be rented by the day, week or a longer period. In the Canary Islands they are spending 500,000 euros to attract 30,000

national and international remote workers. These people, christened “nomads”, are already choosing to come to the Canary Islands in large numbers. Apart from the very low rate of COVID-19 infections, the climate is attractive. People who have gone there from the UK are reacting to the lockdowns and restrictions and this applies to people from other European countries. The authorities in the Canary Islands intend to convert empty building into spaces where groups of related professions can set up a base known as “crowd” or “co-working” and they will also work with hotels to attract these special “guests” with low room rates.

Antigen Tests at Farmacias? In a 180-degree change in policy towards the end of November, the proposal that farmacias (chemists) would be able to carry out antigen tests was submitted to the EU for approval. This was after the Spanish Health Ministry had announced that this would not be done a few days previously. Madrid and Catalonia had been asking for these rapid tests at farmacias as a sensible means of establishing who had the virus. The EU has been asking Spain to increase the number of tests, so it seems likely that the approval will be forthcoming.

Dashcams in Spain In the UK many motorists and motorbike riders have dashcams that show an image in front or behind that is stored on a memory card. They are considered particularly useful in the event of accidents or bad road discipline and the police will use them as an aid to determine blame. In Russia all vehicles have to have them by law. Their use in Spain is a very grey area and is considered to be against data protection laws. A man has been fined 1,500 euros for having a rear-facing camera that was able to be viewed by a mobile phone app. The critical reason was that the vehicle was stationary and parked. The police considered that monitoring the camera that had a “fish-eye” lens was clearly against the rights for privacy of people on a public street. The police stated that the monitoring of people on a public street was strictly confined to police and security services. They also pointed out that where cameras were used on vehicles such as a bus to give the driver a view of

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In the News the passengers, there had to be a sign indicating that this was being done. They finished up by saying that any manipulation of a camera whilst a person was driving was in the same category as using a mobile phone or adjusting a sat-nav which leads to a fine and a loss of points (very recently raised from three to six points).

Private Pensions One of the recommendations following the ‘Pacto Toledo’ pension reform relates to private pension schemes. The Spanish authorities want to introduce a system similar to the one in the UK. Businesses will be encouraged to set up a pension scheme with employees paying in 1% of their pay and the employer adding another 1%. There are some similar schemes already in place in Spain mostly with large companies, but the aim is to make it universal. There will be tax advantages for both parties and at present, if a person pays into a private scheme, the first 8,000 euros per annum is taken off their liability for income tax. Only 8% of the population pay in more than 4,000 euros and this tax-free amount will be reduced to 2,000 euros. The 8,000 euros allowance used to be 10,000 and it is proposed that the 10,000 limit is re-introduced for employers. There is some opposition to the reduction for individuals being reduced to 2,000 euros which is said to apply to 8.5 million people. The recommendations will have to be approved in the Spanish parliament.

proposal that in 2026 the “retention” amounts will be paid to the contractors. These are amounts of money held back until the work is completed, so the assumption is that work would be finished during 2025. Following this there is a certification period before the line is opened for trains to use it. Other amounts of money are for projects relating to expansion of the desalinisation plant, port expansion and the major work in Viator where the junctions of the A-7 and A-92 motorways will be completely revamped. Almería is often described as a province that comes at the end of any budget allocation, but the 651 million euros is by far the largest amount in Andalucía and works out as 921 euros for every inhabitant.

Reduced Olympic Games Coverage

The Spanish TV company TVE is purchasing a reduced coverage of the Olympic Games in Japan next year from July 23rd to August 8th. They have to buy coverage from the company ‘Olympic Broadcasting Services’ and the coverage they purchased in the last Olympic Games cost 100 million euros. This time the package they are negotiating will cost 50-60 million euros and will concentrate on the events of athletics, gymnastics and swimming. A spokesperson from TVE stated that spending 100 million euros was not sensible in the current situation. Another reason is the timing. The peak live events are being scheduled for TV coverage in the US, which is midnight to 3pm in Spain. All purchases of TV Money for Almería Province coverage have an “escape clause” if the event is Central government have published their budget for curtailed any more than at present, although the 2021, and as regards Almería province there is an Japanese authorities say that “some version” will amount of 651 million euros for various projects. take place regardless of the pandemic. 395 million is to complete the ‘AVE’ (High speed train) work in the province and 192 million for other A Euthanasia Pardon conventional train projects from Almería to Granada. Prior to the last Spanish General Election, the laws The money for the AVE is seen as being very good relating to euthanasia were a hot topic. It was agreed news, but the train can never arrive in Almería until that the law needed changing, and the various views the line from Murcia to Pulpí (the border of Almería by the different political parties would be thrashed and Murcia) is complete. There are still two sections out. So far, partly because of the pandemic, this has where the final route has not been settled, with one not been done. At present euthanasia is illegal and in Totana and in the centre of Lorca where the length there was intense discussion in April 2019 when an of an underground section has not been agreed. The elderly man from Madrid gave his wife of similar age money earmarked for the AVE in Murcia province in a liquid sodium phenobarbital overdose that she the 2021 budget is only 35 million euros. There is a sucked with a straw. She had been diagnosed with

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In the News multiple sclerosis in 1988, was certified as 82% disabled five years later and by 2019 she needed 24hr constant care from district nurses, and her husband had reduced his work hours. An attempt to have her admitted to a residential home that required a medical revision of her needs was never completed. The husband took a video of his wife pleading with him to end her life and eventually he agreed and made another video of her last moments. Having given her the overdose he rang the emergency services and the police turned up as well as a doctor who certified her death. The husband is due to appear in court, and the ‘Fiscalía’ (Spanish Crown Prosecution Service) is asking for a suspended prison term of six months for “assisted euthanasia”. It has been agreed by the Ministry of Public Affairs that if he is convicted, he will be favourably considered to be given a pardon.

keep them as employees although there is no work for them. Ana Botín is in talks with the bank employees’ union regarding further cutbacks.

An Asprodalba Award The Junta de Andalucía has given an “Advanced quality” award to the Asprodalba organisation in Vera. It was awarded for the excellence of their day centre, their residential unit and the occupational therapy centre. The unit, which caters for children and adults who have some degree of mental impairment, was monitored for their scores in 104 quality categories, structure and achievements. Pedro de Haro and Agustín Martínezfrom Asprodalba accepted the award at a special ceremony.

Changes to Prescription Charges A few years ago, a system was introduced whereby different sectors of the population had to pay something towards prescribed medicines. This is known as the “Copago” scheme and the Health Department and the ‘Hacienda’ (tax authority) computer systems were connected. People with the highest incomes pay the most and there are reduced charges for pensioners. The 2021 budget to be passed in parliament will eliminate the payment for people on very low incomes, pensioners who after tax only have a net income of 5,600 euros per annum, and minors with a disability of more than 33%. The cost of this elimination is put at 257 million Fernando Alonso Practice Laps euros per annum. Fernando Alonso, still considered to be one of the giants of Formula 1, is joining the Renault team next Banco Santander season. With engineers from Renault he has been When the EU regulators considered that Banco completing a large numbers of practice laps at the Popular was on the point of running out of money Bahrein circuit and at Abu Dhabi on November 15th in June 2017, Ana Botín, the CEO of Banco Santander, and 16th and has clocked up 2,000km. He has not bought Banco Popular for a nominal 1 euro and driven a Formula 1 car for two years and apart from assumed the debts. The fusion of the banks is now familiarising himself with the car he was trying to complete but cutbacks have been announced due build up his physical capabilities. He is not used to to the pandemic. 400 bank branches have already the 5.75G forces that can be generated on bends shut but 150 will open only two days a week. 2,000 and can have an extreme effect on the neck. He staff from all the various departments will be put stated that the only way to properly adapt his body onto the ‘ERTE’ scheme where the Spanish was driving hundreds of kilometres, although intense government pay 70% of their wages whilst the bank physio was also helping. The Renault team have been

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In the News threats, forcing women into prostitution and human trafficking. Police seized various items including money, drugs, a luxury car and a daily log of hours worked. Police will always act if they are told that women are being forced into prostitution and there is a dedicated phone number 900 10 50 90 or the email address trata@policia.es. Information given to A Punctuality Row in Carboneras A row has broken out between the councillors in them can be anonymous and ringing the phone power and in opposition in Carboneras. A regulation number does not show up on a list of calls. has been passed that pays 750 euros in March, June, September and December to those council workers Less IVA (VAT) For Hairdressers that are punctual in the time that they turn up for In 2013 the rates of IVA were put up in general, and work and don’t leave until the end of the working the previous 8% was raised to 10%. There were some day. Opposition councillors consider that when the exceptions and the IVA for hairdressers and beauty scheme was first put forward it was a productivity salons went from 8% to 21%. It is claimed that as a bonus, not a punctuality bonus, and ratepayers’ result, 8,000 businesses closed with a loss of 40,000 money should not be spent this way. When it was jobs. Recently, the Spanish Association of Hairdressers election time in 2019 the idea was put forward that organised a protest march in Almería to put pressure employees were paid a total of 1,200 euros in two on the government to reduce the IVA to 10%. They payments if they did not go on holiday between June claim that because of the pandemic another 62,000 15th and September 15th. The CSIF union of council people will lose their jobs in 2021 and there is a employees also claim that their negotiations were current drop in trade of 22%. Estimations are that for productivity and not keeping strict work hours 2020 figures compared to 2019 will show a loss of that are required by law. They are not against the income of 50% for 68% of businesses and this applies award as they accept that it is beneficial to all their to beauty salons as well. members! In December 2019 the Spanish High Court ruled that state and local public employees could be Mojácar Tourist Initiative paid a productivity amount in special circumstances The Mojácar councillor for tourism, Emmanuel Agüero for innovation and special achievements only, and Leclerc has been having comprehensive meetings this could not be a permanent payment all year with hotel owners, tourist related businesses and round. The court stated that such payments were transport companies to develop a dovetailed not a right, and could not be awarded indiscriminately. approach to attracting tourism. Emmanuel says that the extended parking and the lift in the village A Campohermoso Brothel Shut Down are a big success and it was intended that El Moresco Specialist police and Social Services personnel raided hotel, that has been shut for years, is opened as a brothel near San Isidro in early November after an international hotel school. A further proposal is investigations started in July. Nine women from that incentives would be given for bars and Rumania, Columbia and Brazil were freed and a police restaurant owners in the village to improve or spokesperson stated that they were being held modernise their businesses, and incentives for prisoners and could not go outside the premises and houses to be made more attractive externally. There they were subject to threats and violence if they are proposals that Mojácar has an art museum, and didn’t obey the “rules”. Clients were charged 10 euros transport is made available to the airport and for every 10 minutes and the women had to work Huércal-Overa hospital. On the beach, rubbish long hours. They were allowed to keep 15% but had containers would be shielded from view and parking to pay 100 euros a week rent. Four people including restricted near the promenade along with extended a Rumanian couple were arrested and charged with beach and street cleaning. There is a proposal that belonging to a criminal gang, extorting money with routes for walking and cycling are increased. working to adapt the cockpit as it has to be designed for every individual driver. A Renault spokesperson described Fernando’s commitment as being “extraordinary”. He has also visited their works to talk to engineers.

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In the News The Infamous Algarrobico Hotel The Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) have published their budget of 40 billion euros for 2021. This includes 1.1 million euros towards site clearing and remedial work after the demolition of the El Algarrobico hotel in Carboneras takes place. Work was stopped in 2005 when the 411-bed hotel on 21 levels was almost complete. There have been a multitude of court cases locally, in Andalucía and Madrid, as it is claimed that the hotel was built too near to the sea, and the land was not zoned for development. The promoters, Azata del Sol, and Carboneras town hall, consistently claim that the building licence from 2003 was valid and they were legally able to build on the land it occupies. One court case from 2014 was that the Junta had to mount a case in the Civil Court for permission to register their ownership of the land, enter the site and prepare for the demolition, but this has not been carried out at present. Before this can be done the Junta have to pay the developer 2.3 million euros which is the cost of the land where the hotel has been built on the escritura (title deed). Proposals from 2011 are that central government pays for the demolition and the Junta pay for removing all materials and the reinstatement of the land to how it was before work started. However, talks between central government and the Junta have not taken place since 2018 and the Junta is suggesting they have another meeting! The cost of demolition has been put at 7 million euros but the developers state that there is 62,000m3 of reinforced concrete bases on the 21 levels and the cost will be considerably more unless they use dynamite! They have reacted to the announcement from the Junta and state that they are prepared to enter into discussions with the Junta to find a mutually acceptable solution. A thirdparty valuation of the nearly completed hotel was 70 million euros and the developers want this to be paid to them if demolition takes place, on the grounds that all the permissions to construct the hotel were legal at the time. They also want 1.7 million euros from Carboneras town hall if they rule that the building licence was invalid. So far, the council are refusing to do this, although a court has ruled that they should do. Carboneras town hall

claim that the decision by the Junta is merely a smoke-screen and has been deliberately made at the same time as permission has been given for iron-ore to be delivered by lorry from just over the border with Granada to Carboneras port. Pressure groups and the town hall are opposing this permission and we expand on this plan in another news item. It has been stated that if the demolition takes place there would be employment for people in Carboneras where there is currently unemployment because the Endesa coal-fired power station has shut. The saga continues!

“El Gordo” and COVID-19 The major annual lottery in Spain, drawn on December 22nd, is called ‘El Gordo’ (‘the fat one’) and was first drawn in 1812. There are enormous prizes and buying a ticket is considered to equate to other Christmas celebrations. This year, because of the pandemic, sales are expected to be greatly reduced and may finish up 1.2 billion euros less than last year. Tickets cost 20 euros from a licenced lottery outlet, but associations or business buy tickets and either sell them for 23 euros or give them to employees. With the lack of large gatherings for celebratory Christmas meals sales are expected to be well down, and many employees who may join a syndicate are working from home. Bars and restaurants that sell tickets have far fewer customers so this does not help either. Official lottery outlets state that so far this year sales are down 30% and they blame the lack of mobility in lock-downs for the general public, and the lack of tourists who often buy a ticket.

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In the News Councillors’ Requests for Documentation Municipal regulations are that opposition councillors are legally entitled to be provided with documentation that they request, and the denial is an offence. Rogelio Mena, the ex-mayor of Albox was convicted of consistently denying this and was given a ban on holding public office (so he had to stand down as mayor and councillor) for 30 months. This sentence was confirmed on appeal. The mayor of Adra is due to appear in court charged with an alleged similar consistent denial of information and documentation to councillors in opposition, and a ban on holding office for between one and four years is being requested. A court in Almería has decreed that there is a case to answer regarding information requested by opposition councillors in Mojácar, and has criticised a court in Vera who said in November 2019 and January this year that there was no evidence of any criminality. The complaints go back to 2017 onwards when it is claimed that requests for documentation were consistently ignored. The Mayoress, Rosa María Cano, has blamed the council secretary stating that it was his job to provide documentation, and he states that the requests were not always in the right format. A court hearing in Almería will take place in due course.

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straight away. They were approved in parliament a few days later. The Spanish Social Security Department collects income from employed persons and then pay out pensions, and they have been in the red for many years. Because of this, the government lends them money each year (in theory repayable). In 2019 the government pumped in 16.8 million euros and they always need an injection of cash in November. Employees in Spain are paid 14 monthly payments but this is averaged out over the year. Pensioners receive an extra payment in June before their summer holidays and in November before Christmas. It is this extra payment in November that always increases the deficit. The Toledo Commission have proposed that the Social Security Department only pay out retirement pensions, not pensions for widows and orphans, not unemployment benefit, not disability pensions and not maternity and paternity leave payments. This has been proposed for some time and would enable them to balance their books. The commission consider that they could achieve this by 2023 and this would take 14 billion euros off the 23 billion that they would normally pay out. This will also comply with an EU “Financial stability plan” that member states have to introduce and submit to the EU for approval. Spanish state pensioners used to receive a cost of living increase each year but this was scrapped in 2012, and the only annual increase since then is 0.25%. The cost of living increase will now be reintroduced. Another proposal is that the Social Security Department are given access to information from other departments. At present there is some fraud when people continue to claim a pension for a family member who has died. The department does not have access to registry records that record an actual death, so they are not able to easily spot any fraud.

Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic there has been another pandemic from the Nile virus in Seville and Cádiz. The virus is spread from mosquito bites where it has been transmitted from animals, mostly horses in this case, although some birds at the Jerez de la Frontera zoo were affected. 72 people were hospitalised and there were seven deaths in people aged 70-85. The Junta de Andalucía claim that the virus has been totally dealt with after fumigation of various areas and this will continue to avoid a second wave, and a comprehensive plan will be put A Landmark Pension Ruling in place next Spring. People in Spain who are a non-married couple should register themselves at town halls as being a ‘Pareja The Toledo Pension Pact de Hecho’. This recognises a civil union and entitles ‘La Comisión del Pacto de Toledo’ is a legal entity the couple to have similar status to a married couple that meets every few years and deals with pensions, as regards leaving property and goods to the partner and they published their latest recommendations with no tax payable normally, and a widow’s pension. at the end of October. These are then debated in The Supreme Tribunal in Madrid have recently made the Spanish parliament and normally become law

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In the News a landmark ruling relating to a woman who had a pareja de hecho registration with her male partner. She separated from him after official complaints of domestic violence in 2000 and was not living with him when he had a fatal car crash in 2012. She applied for a widow’s pension that was denied by the Social Services Department because she was not living with her partner at the time. A tribunal in Catalonia sided with her in 2018 but the Social Services appealed the decision to the court in Madrid. They have ruled that in the case of documented domestic violence, where the woman could not live with her hecho de pareja partner, she was still entitled to a pension and it should be backdated to 2012.

Lower Wages in Almería The ‘Hacienda’ (The Spanish Tax Authority) has published a survey of the average annual wages paid in Almería in 2018. They state that the average wage in the province was 20,600 euros gross, that was 460 euros more than in 2017, but the difference in all of Andalucía was 715 euros more, and 1,014 more in all of Spain. This put Almería province in the sixth lowest position in Spain. There is also a big difference throughout the province. In Almería city the gross wages averaged out at 24,800 euros. Macael, Carboneras and Huércal de Almería were not far behind followed by Roquetas de Mar, Mojácar (21,250 euros) and Vera (21,200 euros). HuércalOvera was lower, and in Albox the average wage was 18,900 euros, slightly more than Garrucha. Cuevas de Almanzora was very near the bottom of the list at 17,800 euros and in Cantoria, the lowest amount was 17,770.

Carboneras Iron Ore The Junta de Andalucia has granted a licence for the loading of 100,000 tonnes of iron ore at Carboneras port that will come in lorries from the Alquife mine just over the border into Granada. ‘El Cable Inglés’ (The English pier) in Almería port is the original discharge point until the mine shut in 1976, and the iron ore came in trains that discharged directly into ships. ‘El Cable Inglés’ is currently in the third phase of a refurbishment that will turn it into a walkway for residents and tourists. The Dutch

company who own the mine are opening it up again as they consider the price per tonne enables them to make a profit. Permission was refused for the modernisation of the rail line and loading in Almería port, so lorries will come to Carboneras. Local pressure groups and Carboneras town hall are opposed to the idea and consider it is incompatible with Carboneras being a tourist attraction, and poses health risks. The Junta have decreed that there will be a water trough that the wheels of the lorries go through, and water cannons that spray a water mist as the lorries are unloaded, along with screens. There will be three ships that take on the iron ore that will be moored for 24 days and lorry traffic with each lorry holding 40 tonnes will amount to 4,000 tonnes a day, so 100 lorries. The Junta state that the authorisation to emit a minimum amount of CO2 is within normal guidelines and the measures to prevent dust are satisfactory and in no way is this a health risk for Carboneras residents. The permission is for a period of six months and it is anticipated that further authorisations will be forthcoming.

Drivers Who Smoke The Spanish Traffic Authority (DGT) has issued their recommendations regarding drivers who smoke. They consider that taking a cigarette out of a packet, lighting it and then getting rid of the ash is a major potential distraction. They say that lighting a cigarette takes about four seconds and at 100km/h this is the equivalent of not concentrating on the road for 113 metres, more than then length of a football pitch. This lack of attention can well contribute to an accident. They also state that if a person is holding a cigarette and has to make a sudden change of direction, or an unexpected manual gear change, this is also more dangerous. Another claim is that concentration is affected whist smoking because of the mixture of haemoglobin and CO2. The DGT do not intend to bring in any legislation that bans a driver smoking, and if they did it would be very difficult to enforce, but they consider that drivers should not smoke at the wheel. In other countries smoking in a car with minors or a pregnant woman is banned and can result in a fine. In an article we explain a comprehensive new raft of traffic laws.

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f you fancy a break to try and forget the pandemic, Spanish hotels have a system of stars that normally go from two to five. It would seem completely logical that three stars are better than two stars, and four stars are better than three stars and five-star hotels are the best. Paradoxically, an experience in a four or five-star hotel may not be as good as expected, and opting for a two star because it is cheaper, or “better” hotels were full, may be very pleasantly surprising. The hotel stars were classified in 1968 by the Spanish Tourist Department and are quite different to stars given to restaurants where the food is almost always better (and usually more expensive) according to the number of stars. The reason why there is no guarantee that hotels with more stars get progressively better is because are a number of factors, and these also vary according to the autonomous community (in our case Andalucía) where they are situated. Hotels with the same number of stars in Madrid and Marbella vary. For a hotel to advertise that they have two stars they have to have double rooms that are a minimum of 14m2 (half for a single room), a bathroom with a shower or bath, telephone and a lift.

have to be some “junior suites”, full bathrooms, luggage normally taken to your room and 24hr maintenance. Five-star hotels have to have covered parking for guests, toilets and cloakrooms in the reception area, a telephone in the bathrooms and at least 5% of rooms have to be suites. The categories in different communities may also require that there are rooms for conferences or receptions and without one the star rating may be reduced. A hotel in the centre of Madrid has to have a cafeteria and restaurant to obtain four stars, but many hotel owners think that having to serve lunch and evening meals in a special dining room is nonsense when nearby there are numerous medium to high quality restaurants to cater for all tastes. They would prefer to use this space for a gym which is often a requirement from a guest.

Ramón Estalella is the Secretary General of the Association of Spanish Hotels and a family member runs a luxury hotel in Tenerife where guests readily pay 160 euros per night for a double room and all the facilities in the high season. It has been tastefully converted from an old large cortijotype house and Ramón considers it is “marvellous”. Obviously, it should have four stars or even five, but as it is all on one floor and there is no lift, it doesn’t qualify for even two stars!

Ramón accepts that nowadays hotel searchers use Tripadvisor and social media to see which hotels obtain the highest rating, and the Tripadvisor “Best hotel in the world” is the Viroth hotel at Siem Reap in Cambodia. Described as being “in paradise”, it costs 40-72 euros a night. In Europe there is a European Association of Hotels and the ‘Hotelstars Union’ entity consider that all hotels should receive star ratings according to their overall services, not based on technical Three-star hotels with all the same facilities as requirement that are too rigid and exclude many the two-star category additionally have to have hotels from a higher category. air-conditioning in communal areas, room service, a restaurant, laundry service and a minimum 1.5 Some hotels advertise that they have seven stars, metres width of corridors. For four stars there but as there is no category, this is purely marketing!

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So Now You Know... Christmas Trees Germany is credited with starting the tradition of Christmas trees and Prince Albert, who was German, arranged for one to be erected at Buckingham palace to show Queen Victoria what they were. The oldest artificial Christmas trees date back to the late 1800s and they were made of green raffia (like grass hula skirts) or dyed goose feathers. The Addis Brush Company used their machinery that normally wove toilet brushes to create pine-like branches for artificial Christmas trees that were less flammable and could hold heavier decorations. Electric lights were first used on Christmas trees in 1895, from the idea of an assistant to Thomas Edison. Rudolph the Reindeer A book depicting a reindeer was used in 1938 by the US Montgomery Ward department store as a promotion to sell children’s colouring books. There was no red nose initially as this was associated with chronic alcoholism. Until 1939 the reindeer was called Rollo. Clement Moore’s poem introduced eight more reindeer for Santa’s sleigh and two of them were called Duner and Blixem, the German words for thunder and lightning, later changed to Donner and Blitzen. Most of the names sound male, but male reindeer shed their antlers in winter. The reindeers pulling Santa’s sleigh with antlers would have to be female or castrated males. Christmas Music The song ‘Jingle Bells’ was composed by James Pierpont from Massachusetts in 1857, and the original title was ‘One Horse Open Sleigh’, but it was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas. It was the first song broadcast from space when astronauts Tom Stafford and Wally Schirra sang it on December 16th, 1965. The Beatles hold the record for the most Christmas number 1 singles topping the charts in 1963, 1965 and 1967. ‘White Christmas’ performed by Bing Crosby is the best-selling Christmas song with total sales of over 60 million. Handel’s Messiah, the Christmas Oratorio, was first performed in Dublin on Christmas Day 1742.

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Christmas Stockings Hanging stockings out is said to come from the Dutch custom of leaving shoes packed with food for St Nicholas's donkeys and he would leave gifts in stockings in return. Alternatively, another Dutch legend is that a poor man had three daughters for whom he could not afford to provide a dowry. St. Nicholas dropped a bag of gold down his chimney and gold coins fell out and into the stockings drying by the fireplace. The daughters now had dowries and could be married, avoiding a life on the streets. 12th-century French nuns are credited with starting to leave large socks full of apples, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor. Christmas Food In 1377 a Christmas feast by King Richard II is said to have involved slaughtering 300 sheep and 28 oxen. Before turkey, the traditional Christmas meal in England was a pig’s head and mustard, and Christmas pudding was originally a soup made with raisins and wine. Calculations are that in 2018 a total of .2 million Christmas dinners were wasted and thrown in the bin across the UK. This works out to be equivalent to 265,000 turkeys; 17 million Brussels sprouts; 12 million carrots; 11 million roast potatoes; 8 million mince pies and 750,000 portions of Christmas pudding - that could have fed a very large number of homeless people! The Christmas Story Christmas is not a biblical holy day as there is no mention of it in the bible. The traditional Christmas colours that are used for Christmas decorations signify red for the blood of Christ, green for the resurrection and gold for the King of Kings. A YouGov survey found that 51% of people didn’t believe that the Angel of the Lord appeared to announce the birth of Jesus and only 28% thought he did. 44% didn’t believe that the Three Wise Men came to see Jesus with myrrh, frankincense and gold but 37% thought this was probably true. 47% didn’t believe that the baby Jesus was laid in a manger and only 29% thought it was quite likely.

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Feeding Your Brain

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esús Porta is a neurologist and vice-President of the Spanish Society of Neurologists. He recently published an article in which he pointed out that anyone who had read his article had modified their brain activity whilst they were reading it. This also applies to the Focus magazine! It was thought for decades that a person had a certain number of brain cells which was static and these slowly died out through age. It was also thought that intelligence was a fixed quota and couldn’t be improved. Studies of the brain and investigations as to how the brain works in different people has completely changed these views. The new facts are that the brain is continually changing and this is called ‘neuroplasticity’.

30 minutes is very beneficial, not just as regards physical activity, as it stimulates the brain. In countries such as Spain where the Mediterranean diet is practised it has been proven that certain foods promote neurological improvements and this includes eating fish such as sardines, salmon and tuna, fresh vegetables particularly broccoli and spinach, and “red fruit” which includes strawberries, blackberries and cranberries. Other beneficial foods include nuts, food containing turmeric and dark chocolate. Sadly, if you like a glass of wine or beer this is not as good as drinking water or green tea, but red wine is beneficial. Junk food, highly processed food, too much sugar and salt are not beneficial.

Small children are continually increasing their brain function as they grow up and adapt to their surroundings. Their social interfacing, games they play, new experiences, their curiosity and even their eating habits and diet leads to changes in the brain and their cognitive ability. Children whose family is on the poverty line and struggling to make ends meet, without any real input of ideas and activity, suffer from a reduced capacity. Without stimulus, education and adaption to their surroundings, brain One theory is that in later life we reflect the activity and development are static, particularly if attitudes and intelligence of the five people with they cannot read or write. whom we have the most contact. The more diverse these people are with different abilities and outlooks For adults there is a continuing growth in brain the more our brain responds. function when they are active physically and mentally. Reading, talking with friends and family, Brain damage can result in the brain modifying taking up painting or a real interest in music and pathways and this includes the effect of a stroke. playing an instrument cultivates brain activity and Rehabilitation can improve a reduced ability to this also applies to tending a garden and travelling speak, sensory perception and motor ability. It is to different places where our experience is completely accepted that persons who have severe increased. Studies have shown that exercise is optic nerve damage cannot remedy this but blind beneficial, and a professional sports player increases people increase their hearing and even smell. People their brain function relating to reflexes, speed of suffering from Alzheimer’s can reduce the severity movement and in some cases improved sight. of the problem if they stay active, take up activities Increasing dopamine, serotine and adrenaline is very such as board games, an exposure to music, and beneficial as these regulate our emotions. A lack being regularly included in conversation with family of these can lead to depression, negativity, anxiety members and not excluded. and mental problems. For people who have a sedentary lifestyle, walking three times a week for Does your brain feel better now?

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New Traffic Laws

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ere Navarro is the Director General of the ‘DGT’ Spanish Traffic Department which proposes modifications to traffic laws that are normally “rubber stamped” in parliament. He was the head of the department in 2006 when the driver points system was introduced but subsequently resigned. He was asked to take up this position again in 2018. In early November legislation was passed that incorporated his latest recommendations that cover various topics designed to reduce deaths and serious injuries by 50%. The main changes that affect the general population and motorists are are summarised below. Regarding the points system, the major change is that the loss of points for using a mobile phone or other distraction at the wheel has gone from three points to six. Not using a seat belt, child restraints or a helmet now has a loss of four points, with three points if they are not being used correctly. In 2019 there were 116 deaths from drivers and passengers of cars and vans who were not using their seatbelts. Using a speed radar jamming device or radar detection equipment has been a serious offence for some years, but they are now banned completely. If they are found in a vehicle there is a loss of three points and a 500 euro fine. If a person has lost driver points they now get them back after two years, irrespective of the number, if there has been no further loss of points in the meantime. Speed limits in urban areas are now 20km/hr in a street where the road and pedestrian walking areas are on the same level without any kerbs, 30km/hr on streets with one carriageway in each direction and 50km/hr on dual carriageways. On major roads that go through heavily populated areas, local regulations can limit the speed to 80km/hr. In Bilbao where there has been a speed limit of 30km/hr for some time, the number of incidents where there are collisions between

vehicles are vastly more than any injuries to drivers and passengers.

Changes have been made to the regulations for personal mobility vehicles defined as vehicles for a single person having one or more wheels and an electric motor providing a speed of 6-25 km/hr. These, which do not include the vehicles for people with reduced mobility, cannot be used on pavements or pedestrian areas. They must conform with traffic regulations the same as other vehicles. If used outside of daylight hours all these devices must have lights. A user cannot exceed alcohol limits and must submit to tests. Users cannot be under the influence of drugs or use ear/headphones or mobile phones whilst in motion. None of these personal mobility devices can be used on inter-urban roads, tunnels, toll roads or motorways. Sellers of the devices have to provide documentation that they conform with relevant regulations. There are no legal requirements at present that users of these devices have to have insurance, but this is recommended. In places such as Madrid and Barcelona there are companies that now offer this type of insurance that gives third-party and injury or death cover. Town halls can decide if they require users to be registered with them. The regulations regarding personal mobility devices set out above come into force on January 2nd and other regulations will become law in due course. Pere Navarro has never obtained a driving licence! He often gets lifts from friends or uses public transport and has an official car and driver for long trips.

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Good News for 2021

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ealth professionals who are preaching caution as to when vaccines against COVID-19 are available think it “probable” that from next March or April there will be a vaccine available for the general public. One question is whether it should be compulsory? This doesn’t need an answer any time soon as it will only apply when there are enough doses which may take us into 2022. There is a precedent in Spain from 2010 when there was an outbreak of German measles in Granada. Some parents didn’t want their children to be vaccinated but a judge ruled that it was mandatory.

their manufacturing cost-price without any profit margin, but this assumes that all their development, trials and production costs have been paid for. One suggestion by financial analysts is that when all the vaccines have been approved there will be a price war. Miriam Alía is a doctor from the charity ‘Medicines Without Frontiers’ involved in the anti-Ebola vaccination project in the Congo Republic, and she states that having to store the Pfizer vaccine at 70 degrees was a big problem. The Pfizer COVID19 vaccine has to be stored at -80 degrees but the Moderna vaccine can be stored in a normal freezer at -20 degrees.

A more likely scenario is that it will be mandatory for various sectors of the population. This year the flu vaccine was made mandatory for health workers and this is very likely with the COVID-19 vaccine. Other compulsory sectors will be people in residential homes, the chronically ill, the police, firemen, key workers, teachers and the military. Following on, the elderly will be strongly recommended to have the vaccine. A survey in Spain in mid-November revealed that 45% of the population were prepared to be vaccinated but this percentage will have to be increased. The “wait and see” people will in all probability then come forward. Miriam points out that without controlled cold storage there can be no purchase of vaccines that require very low temperatures. With the Ebola vaccine there was a temperature “window” after the vaccine started to defreeze but it required great care that this was observed. A special problem in the Congo that will not be experienced with the COVID-19 vaccine in the Western world was the lack of electricity in many rural areas. The research and development of a number of vaccines that will hopefully pass all the tests and certification is nothing short of miraculous in the very short time period, taking into consideration that the COVID-19 virus needed to be fully understood. At present, hospitals with patients in The UK Oxford AstraZeneca company, in a projected- intensive care have been on a steep learning curve earnings report this June, suggested that the cost to find the most effective treatment. A vaccine of their vaccine will be “just a few dollars” which is will be a godsend. It has been announced in Spain that the vaccine will be free, but the price charged by drug companies varies greatly. The US company Moderna are reportedly intending to charge 32-37 dollars per shot “for some customers” (and two vaccinations over a 28-day period are needed). The Pfizer / BioNTech companies give a figure of 19 dollars per dose in the US for 100 million doses, assuming there is a promise to purchase another 500 million. Johnson & Johnson say that they have entered into an agreement in the US to supply 100 million doses for 1 billion dollars, so they are the cheapest in the US at 10 dollars per dose.

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BAKERIES

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

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

Arboleas Aroma Cafe Bistro .................................................850 993822 Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813

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

Cerro Gordo

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 Melanie .....................................................................638 Miki ...........................................................................628 Pink House (La Concepción)................ 622 288750 / 681 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................607

AUCTIONS

472668 833873 721096 444034 341904 163681 493163 034957 714767 070188 308073 113436 495784 458491 095096 800317 146352

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 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614

La Alfoquía Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Heathers ...................................................................642 144727

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

Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles) ..UK 7413190882 / 643 137106 Los Carasoles Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565 Harley’s ..................................................................642 637371

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Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 The Irish Rover ......................................................950 473135 Meson Verfran ……….........................950 469393 / 637 810143 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Roof Garden .................................................674 113218 Las Herrerias Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Eugenia ...................................................................950 069021 Twister .....................................................………………600 006032

Los Gallardos

Mojácar

Bar Luz ....................................................................654 866110 Beachcomber ..............................................................634 339216 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ……….657 560679 / 645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant...............................617 477797 Casa Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Cowboy Kenny’s Bar and Que ................................711 007976 Delfos .......................................................................647 163681 Dolce Vita .................................................................950 478476 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Deseo ..................................................................670 018035 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 Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..............618 696172 / 647 724367 Los Amigos .......................................…………………950 478489 Levante ....................................................................950 615224 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Marcelo Entre Tapas ...................................................950 031812 Martinis ....................................................................950 285330 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ................950 475966 / 631 301368 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

Palomares 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Asagía Asador ........................................................640 210185 La Dulce Casa ….............................950 618059 / 950 467768 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 The Oasis ............................................950 467381 / 676 365010

Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Lorena’s ...................................................................634 345353

Pueblo Laguna Bar Restaurant Laguna ……….........................……..950 132566 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 372295 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637 255978

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

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

161705 802227 545590 198600

Valle del Este Hole in One Karen’s Bar ......................950 461068 / 677 655790

Vera La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817

Vera Playa Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 El Balconcito .............................................................635 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................622 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 The Palm Tree .........................................................950 Rincon del Zahorí ..................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rose & Crown .........................................................634 796884 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Scotty's …...................................................................687 382540

541115 589909 649469 642856 478202 467682 372210

Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 Los Conteros .....................................950 618629 / 699 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….647

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BARS (BEACH BARS)

Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564

Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 634 979360 Alma (Mojácar) …......................................................950 805928 Ankara Beach Terrace (Mojácar) ………........………..950 473042 Armony Beach Club (Vera Playa) …......……………..617 745021 Bocaina (Mojácar) .....................................................615 644682 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 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) ................................….................616 005387 Playa Juana Beach Club ............................................690 984992 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611

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

250699 095956 400331 435909

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

809519 083491 364795 715294

BATHROOMS & SHOWERS ABS Steve Ennis .....................................................687 846016 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 784598 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 109986 Complete Renovations ...........................644 389255 / 672 379960 BICYCLE SALES & HIRE Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 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

BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds BOATS & NAUTICAL Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552

BOAT TRIPS Glass Bottom Boat (Villaricos port) ….......................662 604456 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) SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists ...................+44 7756081843 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073

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BUILDING MATERIALS (& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc) 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

BUILDING SERVICES ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016

Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202

M13 ............................................................................657 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 Nail It ........................................................................621 Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Ben Foster Building Services .................................642 471236 Bédar Directo ............................................................689 702916 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 David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Have Tools - Will Travel ...........................................641 438931 Idomia Project Management ....................................643 582920 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017

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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

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BUTCHERS

CAR WASH & VALETING

Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 478409 Denis’s Car Wash (Mojácar Playa) ...............................643 198320 Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939

CARD SHOPS C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043

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

CAMPSITES

Camping el Cantal (Mojacar) ................................... 950 478204 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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

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

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 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

CATTERY see Kennels

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Beverley Kearns .....................................................600 796684 CBD SPECIALISTS CBD Natural (Huércal Overa) ..............950 882237 / 661 373684 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 349638 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663 477658

CLOTHING (Personalised) Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................667 479903

CLEANING SERVICES

CHILDREN & BABY Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 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

Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Dusters Cleaning Company .....................................683 547581 Idea (Mojácar) .. ......................................................605 162709 Jone’s Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Steve’s Deep Cleaning .....................................0044 7821 435275 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

COMPUTERS

CHINESE & ASIAN RESTAURANTS Advance Digital ........................................................616 506569 Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 133059 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 393689 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Palacio Imperial Marina (Mojácar Playa) ….................950 472208 Restaurante Asia - Maribo Kitchen (Mojácar Playa) ...950 110420 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 iPIE (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 500336 / 623 380187

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 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 CIVIL ENGINEERS Isabel Morales ........................................................617 749105 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617 830696

CONSERVATORIES

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS

AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Screenmasters (See p.4)......….…..........................677 152911 Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 897832 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032

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COUNSELLING / HEALING Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 Anushree Krementz (Healing / Satsang) ...................672 Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 Chrissie Cremore (Reiki)............................................634 Donald Mackinnon (Hypnotherapist) ........................628 Emotional Freedom Technique .................................642 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663

120429 721096 469937 349638 651022 829305 203652 107351 336655

Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hypnotherapy (Karen) .............................................663 477658 Dr. Jane Thompson (Psychotherapy)...968 485729 / 618 920126 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 Dr. Wanda Broeshart ................................................610 243327

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

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ......950 069032 / 678 811125

Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 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

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Total Entertainment (Mojácar) …….............................950 615596 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557 CYCLING Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Zen Cycle Mojácar ....................................................643 722762 Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ..............................................637 286176 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 DAMP PROOFING Pukka Plastering & Damp Proofing (Almanzora area) .692 596681 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Southern Spain Damp Proofing .................................652 358672 Ulti-Mutt (Mojácar Playa) ...........+44 7894747657 / 634 332578

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

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

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

Cambridge 1:1 Weight Plan (Ali & Kathy) 634 308906 / 711 008228 DOORS See Windows & Doors Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 DRY CLEANERS Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 DVD & VIDEO Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 DIGGER HIRE See Excavation Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 615596 DIVING See Scuba Diving VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647 202599

DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private)

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS

Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Econature (Turre) .....................................................652 647953

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 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

DOG GROOMING Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734 Berta Ayora (Turre) ..................................................637 395775 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 168778 / 621 231369 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587

A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 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 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247

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Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 Zlatan ................................................630 207864 / 682

466352 358777 974662 277576

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

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES CDB Natural (Huércal-Overa) ...................................950 882237 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 front cover) ................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254

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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 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717 Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 359607 European Property Company (Mojácar) (See p.29) 950 285704 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634 352285 Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) .950 466122 / 666 687251 Holmes for Homes (Arboleas) ..........850 993099 / 664 012024 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 251238 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 255765 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 478555

Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) .......950 336 769 / 620 Realtors MB Spain ..................................................678

478915 672431 368194 347125

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.41)......................................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 Okisur (Mojácar) (See p.7) ......................................950 472010 EVENT MANAGEMENT Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 See also Wedding and Party Planning

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JuJu Entertainment .............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ...............0044 7596 063544 / 600 880525 EXCAVATION Taylor’s Hats, Caps & Accessories (Mojácar) ..........950 475877 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 392922 FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 841750 Aero Extinción S.L. (Almería) …............………………..950 263565 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 479185 Extin-Torres S.L. (Mojácar) ............................................950 475067

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

Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 MD Digger Hire & Construction.................................634 375428 Nash Groundworks ...................................................722 546192

EXCURSIONS 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 Kennedy Financial Services .....................................678 035992 Garabatis (Children's) Mojácar Playa …..........………670 035630 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 FIREPLACES H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 FITNESS & DANCE Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

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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) (See next page)...950 473137 Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690

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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 Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ........................................650 764623 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335

FISHING Orca Steve Sea Fishing (Mojacar/Garrucha) ……… 634 352873 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030

FISH & CHIPS Kingfisher (Pueblo Laguna) ......................................663 553001 The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484

Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Mojácar Home Improvements .........................…….950 473104

FOOD SHOPS 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 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 FUNCTION VENUES Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 FUNERAL COMPANIES Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….............617 456259 / 617 456335 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032

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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 (See p.13)..........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ...........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 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) (See next page) .............950 478102 Oak Furniture Spain .............................622 288750 / 681 095096 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Unicraft (El Real, Antas) ............................................692 176069

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 ..............................................0044 7709 244366 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Abodes (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................697 778355 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288 El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Elleann’s Homestyle .................................................674 514999 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) ......................950 105711

GARDENS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 Chris (Gardening) .................................................711

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Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .(See p.13)........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192

Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600

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GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813

GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................637 Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

655600 479176 861591 548240 133235 398743

GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Martin D’Archivio (Mojácar) .......................................635 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

479176 446460 531821 256923

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) .................... 950 147763 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 GUTTERING Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

GAS TANK SUPPLIERS

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 992093 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 640578 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 094722 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 577637 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 398980 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 137208 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 960362 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 469684 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 102335 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 121318 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 009051 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.15) ....950 473110 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 480694 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

Gas Alboran ..........................................656 662000 / 950 259382

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

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.4)......….…...........................677 152911 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

GLAZING (Supply & Repair) AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644

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El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 663 561521

El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 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)(See p.23) .....................601 634193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 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

Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667

449451 699973 212474 102335 961645

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 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 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

ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.11).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171

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Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 Hotel Playa (Mojácar) ..................................................600 350382 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

HIRE

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 026468 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 590988 Indalo Care Group .......................................634332824 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

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

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

INSURANCE

HOTELS & HOSTALS

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

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ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.31) ..........……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098

Helvetia ...................................................................673 063798 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 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 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 INTERNET TV Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 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 UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184

INTERNET PROVIDERS Albox Online ..........................................................950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Next .............................................................................950 479369 Plusnet ................................................744 610389 / 850 992555 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

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KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING 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 Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 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

Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 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 KEY CUTTING 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 Parsons Knows ........................................................672 668803 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 KITCHENS Traducciones Levante ...............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ..................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 IRONING Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 232186 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 136950 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Renovations .....................644 389255 / 672 379960 Pressed for Time ......................................................711 065805 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 447730 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458

JEWELLERY Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 430871 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884

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KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 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

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Luke's Landscapes and Gardens ............................641 684017 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185 LAUNDERETTES Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................639 161725 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039 LAUNDRIES City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 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

Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 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

LIGHTING Light & Luz (Vera) ...............................950 391804 / 686 457714

LOCKSMITHS 24hr Locksmith (See previous page) ..950 472982 / 658 828560

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Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 MASSAGE Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213 Acupuncture & Massage ..........................................637 120429 Alternativa (Jessica Rippin) ......................................676 284170 Anushree (Cranio - Sacral -Therapy) ......................672 721096 Holistic Massage (Ali) ...............................................634 308906 Holistic Massage (Lorraine) ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Lymphatic Drainage & Cranio Sacral-Therapy (Gabi) 633 011442

Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181

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

Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) .....................657 050394 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ............................................643 102335 Zen Massage (Mojácar & Bédar) .............................643 766935

MEALS DELIVERED Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Dine In .......................... .....................................+44 7852 468499 Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745

METAL WORK

MARKETING

AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 Edela Media (Social Media) (Mojácar) ....................607 146352 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 Mojácar Business (Social Media) ............................950 680110 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610

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FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638

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

NURSING see also Home Carers Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468

Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 NUTRITION Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Alternativa (Anne-Marie Pichon) ...............................666 966573 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Ashlí (Naturopathic & nutritional therapies) ................643 102335 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan (See p.39) ..................................................687 845730 ONLINE MARKETING Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552 Donna González Linnitt .............................................699 067922

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

MOTORCYCLES & QUADS

OPTICIANS

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

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

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Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

JPM ...........................................................................627 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 Paul ...........................................................................649 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 Pinturas Chano ..................................677 082787 / 662

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The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668 True Colours .............................................................636 638670 Vera Painting Services ............................................711 004024

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 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 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

PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 VetCare (Vera Playa) (See p.7)................................950 775102

PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223

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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

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY

PLASTERERS

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

Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 PLUMBERS Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039

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 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255 Chris ........................................................................711 011254 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 PIANO TUNER Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Terry …...................................................................…697 229753 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 PICTURE FRAMING Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba (Mojácar Playa) ............645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 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) ...............................….950 478098

PODIATRISTS See Chiropodists & Podiatrists POOL COVERS 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363

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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

D & J Pritchard Construcciones .........617 698418 / 662 046497 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 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998

POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..950 118043 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 635 979829 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN AdverTees (Albox) ...................................................641 407147 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102

Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607

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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 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 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

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 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 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

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Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320

La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935

Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Homes & Villas ...........................................634 330652 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

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Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 The Key ................................................................0044 7541 842710 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 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 310512 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 280268 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Indalo Storage .......................................................950 821002 Indalo Transport (See next page) ..............................950 821002 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 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

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com El Paso ...................................................................678 868963 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308

Cabrera Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042

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

El Pilar de Lubrin Restaurante Albar ....................................................950 069077

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673

Garrucha

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

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................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

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Huércal-Overa

Crisbe .............................................950 134100 / 607 338460 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 Bar Lepanto ............................................................642 391433 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 430930 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 La Alfoquía Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ...................................................................642 144727 Alfaix La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 Las Herrerias

Albox

Antas

Eugenia ......................................................................950 069021 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Los Carasoles Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Harley’s ...................................................................642 637371

Arboleas

Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 Happy Garden .........................................................950 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 Nueva Trinidad ....................................850 993250 / 634

Los Gallardos

930047 Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 120851 Meson Verfran ...................................950 469393 / 637 810143 612738 Miraflores ..................................................................950 469519 258813 369833 Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo Alcazaba ………......................................................657 560679 Bédar Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 El Cortijo ............................................950 398108 / 689 702916

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Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Gastro Malabar ........................................................950 472970 BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Ilario Imperial (Italian) ..............................................950 478098 Badgers ...................................................................950 478525

Beachcomber ...........................................................634 Bellavista ..................................................................950 Botaniq ...................................................................696 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 Casa Egea .................................................................950

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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

Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 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 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 .................................................................…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

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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 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden .....................................................674 113218 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister ...................................................………………600 006032 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 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

Palomares

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 Gateway to India (Indian) ...........................................950 923994 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 478202 Maraú (Vera Playa) ……………...........................……671 580340 Taj Mahal (Indian) …............…………950 618691 / 671 231465 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

Villaricos Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105 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 Asagía Asador .........................................................640 210185 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Monika ......................................................................659 672615 The Oasis Bar ...................................950 467381 / 676 365010 ROOFING Partaloa

Mis Amigos ..............................................…………….612 508447

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

RUGS & CARPETS

Pueblo Laguna

Bistro .......................................................................950 132022 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 Turre Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Casa Adelina ...............................................................950 479153 SATELLITE TV Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 Doner Kebab ............................................................603 527699 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.11).....647 247494 / 950 092604 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 La Pará ……………………..................................…….637 545590 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 SolAir (See p.17) ..............................950 472081 / 645 294064 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.4)......….…...........................677 152911

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Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.4)........................................627 907207

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

SCUBA DIVING

Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Buceo Mojácar ........................................................950 472760 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492

SKIP HIRE

SECOND HAND

Auction Subasta (Los Carasoles).....UK 7413 190882 / 643 137106 Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 Items for Sale Mojácar .....................694 439275 / 950 478753 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Servacon .....................................................................950 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 SOLAR ENERGY 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 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907 Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697

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

442695 088966 768587 366355 390732 838808

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

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Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 472947 Ecocorp ..................................................................671 716597 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 468230 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

SNOOKER HALLS CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205

SOLICITORS 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

Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 Loustau Abogados (Mojácar) .........................................950 475012 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

Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 Leticia Moreno-Torres Camy (Vera) ......950 391249 / 607

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Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950

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Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698

SPAS

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services

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

1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 True Blue Pools & Spas ..........................................661 148998 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 SURVEYORS Borders .....................................................................647 803030 Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Survey Andalucía (Architect Daniel González) ............686 846624 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

SPA SERVICING & CLEANING

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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................950 118 043

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

Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 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

TAXIS (Legal)

TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

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

TELECOMMUNICATIONS 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.33).........................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

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

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R. F. (Marquetry, Guitar) ........................................711 003476 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607 373298 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 VEHICLE REPAIRS Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 314316 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 TV & AUDIO REPAIRS CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335. Reparbox (DIY) (Antas El Real) ...............................687 879744 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 373298 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 The Car Surgery ...................................................666 272792 The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253

UPHOLSTERY Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Unicraft (Upholstery) ...................................................692 176069

Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738

UNIFORMS Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................667 479903 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 VEHICLE SALES IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.6) .670 038580 / 950 393170 VEHICLE IMPORTATION Great Cost Matriculation ...........0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Hispavan vehicle importation ......................................687 845730 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

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Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 James .......................................................................678 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400 Mick ...........................................................................634 Window Panes ..........................................................617 VETS Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 WINDOWS & DOORS

988812 255373 327075 208231 349665

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

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 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 NEXO (Albox) …...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 Screenmasters (See p.4)......….….........................677 VetCare (Vera Playa) ...............................................950 775102 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600

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WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 925655 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 617131 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092

WOOD & PELLET STOVES Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028

ZOO & PARK

Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236

WATER (Tanker Delivery) Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941

WATER TREATMENTS Healthy H2O ..............................................968 437270 / 666 302 987

WEB SERVICES MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689

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Community News Top Bazaar featuring many handmade goods, decorations, a unique selection of jewellery, a Tombola and refreshments including homemade cakes. A BIG “Thank You” to them and a BIGGER “Thank You” to our supporters for attending and raising a whopping The PAWS-PATAS Animal Charity needs an 908 euros. extraordinary 9,500 euros per month in order to “keep the wheels turning” at the shelter. Many people The Mojácar outlet is planning a very special Raffle. will wonder why such a huge amount is required but Prizes include a special packed hamper (thank you the following break-down will explain how these costs to renowned cake maker Maggi Lake for providing amount to such a sum. Some of the regular costs a delicious homemade Christmas Cake and chutney), are internet, water and electricity totalling 627 euros. a 30 euro voucher from Beaches Hair and Beauty Although, we kindly receive food donations from and 6 bottles of wine from Carringans Bar in Mojácar. Holland and locally, this does not include required Apart from large individual prizes offering an array special food and cat litter. We also need to cover of goodies, there are also “complete themed sets” the cost of maintaining the van and indeed the and each winner will also receive a unique Lucky Troll constant upkeep of the shelter. DOGS: An initial painted by the organiser and talented artist Bunny consultation with the vet plus blood tests, followed Willis who has been trawling the Mojácar Riverbed by vaccinations for puppies, neutering, micro chipping to collect stones and paint fun caricature and passports comes to a total of 258,40 euros per personalities. Tickets are available from the Mojácar dog. CATS: The same procedures, although neutering outlet and Carringans. 1 euro for a strip and 5 euros costs are smaller, comes to a total of 217,50 euros for 6 strips. The winning tickets will be drawn on for each cat. Sometimes we find 8 kittens and 6 Tuesday, 15th December at the outlet at 11:30...please puppies abandoned at our gates overnight and often come along and join the fun. requiring medication over a period of time. During October alone, 20 puppies, 9 dogs, 12 cats and 24 PAWS-PATAS always needs volunteers to help in so kittens had to be looked after at the shelter or many different ways. For further information or to donate please visit their website: www.paws-patas.org. thankfully by kind fosterers. To report an injured, abandoned or mistreated animal The charity receives no statutory funding from the - please contact Seprona on 062 or email: government and relies entirely upon donations from seprona@guardiacivil.org the generosity of the public plus their four outlets VOLUNTEERS AREN’T PAID, NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE situated in Mojácar, Turre and Las Buganvillas that WORTHLESS, BUT BECAUSE THEY ARE PRICELESS

Keeping the Wheels Turning at the Paws-Patas Animal Shelter Can You Help Raise Some Christmas Cheer!?

manage to raise a substantial amount via donations. However, with the current restrictions regarding COVID-19, PAWS-PATAS has been unable to organise fundraising events such as quizzes, fashion shows, drama and choir productions, etc. With the loss of this much needed revenue, the “wheels” are not “turning” as smoothly as they could! It’s a constant worry. The annual Christmas Fayre usually collects within the region of 2,000 euros. Again, because this has been cancelled, the outlets are organising their own slice of Christmas Cheer. On Saturday, 7th November, the volunteers at Las Buganvillas arranged a Table

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Press Release by: Chrissie Cremore

Bunny Willis and Lynn Hart with some of the raffle prizes


What’s On Following the restrictions announced for Andalucía on November 8th, theatres and a u d i to r i u m s h a d to s h u t . Auditoriums owned by city authorities in Almería city and Roquetas de Mar are concentrating on being able to get back to normal next year. Roquetas de Mar are advertising a Spring programme from April to June, and the privately-owned Teatro Cervantes in Almería city are publishing events from January. Almería city has an open-air amphitheatre and some small events in December have been switched to this venue. Currently, the Águilas Auditorio subject to the restrictions in Murcia is still showing some events in December.

Almería La Bella y La Bestia ‘El Musical’ (The musical Beauty and the Beast performed in Spanish) takes place at Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on January 2nd at 5pm and is intended for children. Tickets are 12 & 15 euros.

Luar na Lubre, the celebrated folk group comes to Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on the amended date of date of March 12th at 9.30pm. They are performing their 19th album which portrays aspects of the pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago. Tickets are 20 euros in advance or 25 euros at the door.

at Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, on January 2nd at 9.30pm. Tickets are 12 & 15 euros.

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 La Barbarie Teatro Musical from 2hrs before performances at present Los Miserables (Les t h e venue or from Miserables performed in Spanish) www.ticketmaster.es or call

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What’s On Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square. 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. to d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m

Aguilas La Zapatera Prodigiosa is a flamenco ballet in memory of Frederico García Lorca that comes to the auditorio on December 12th. Tickets are 15 euros. La Desnudez is a ballet featuring Daniel Abreu and his company that won the Spanish National Dance award in 2019. It comes to the auditorio on January 16th at 9pm. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press.

La Adventura de Concierto is a tribute concert to Frozen 2 intended for children and comes to the auditorio on December 6th at 5pm. Tickets are 10 & 12 euros. The 2001 Lyric Opera company with soloists, choir and orchestra perform Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni on January 31st at 8pm. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press.

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The company Queen Forever perform a concert entitled Bohemian Rhapsody on March 27th at 9.30pm. Tickets are 30 euros. Aguilas tickets from Victoria Tr a v e l 9 6 8 410 9 2 9 & w w w. b a c a n t i x . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorioaguilas.org or from 2hrs before performances at the box office.


What’s On Huércal-Overa Eritheia Proyecto, the classical group of stringed instrument players, perform a concert entitled Cinema Paradiso on December 18th at 9pm. Tickets are 10 euros Tickets for events in HuércalOvera are available at the box office on Mondays to Thursdays from 10am-1.30pm & 5pm-8pm, mornings only on Fridays, or from 1 hour before performances. Internet sales from entradasho.es

Roquetas de Mar The cancelled Symphonic Queen Rhapsody concert at the Roquetas auditorio, with orchestra, rock band and international soloists has been postponed until Saturday, March 27th at 9.30pm, assuming the pandemic allows it to take place. Tickets are 30 & 35 euros Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket

office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm

in advance from Convento de la Victoria.

Vera

Miscellaneous

La música de las tres culturas de Al Andalus by the Aquitania company comes to the Vera Auditorio on Saturday, December 5th at 8pm. Tickets are 7 euros from www.giglon.com or 5 euros

PAWS-PATAS The second hand book sale at Scotty's El Tropico will be held on Tuesday, 8th December, 10.30am - 1pm. All proceeds to stray cat neutering. La Zapatera Prodigiosa

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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

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First Thursday of the month, meeting ion the terrace at Hotel Continentel, MojácarPlaya, 11:30am. 3rd Thursday Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre of the month social meeting at 11:30 Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, for coffee and chatter. Call for Barrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English information of the venue which changes Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly eac time. Everyone is welcome to any magazine, monthly quiz, trips. RBL event and meeting, whether service www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: or non-service. For enquires about Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 events or meetings call 950 589650 or email mojacar.secretary@rbl.community 495 306 If you are feeling lonely or are Living Alone in Spain? housebound why not become a We are a 60+ group of friends who Telephone Buddy. Sometimes just meet for lunch every Wednesday in the talking to someone is a first step to Mojácar area. Tel. Ann: 677 877 087 feeling more in control. Why not email Almeria Link Friendship Group us for more information: Membership is free and open to all. We mojacar.chairman@rbl.community meet at weekends in the Mojacar area For Welfare advice or help call to enjoy dining experiences and form 676451780 (9am-5pm, Mon-Sat) or email friendships. At 4pm on the first d m w i l s o n @ b r i t i s h l e g i o n . o r g . u k Thursday of each month, we meet for The Royal British Legion - Albox a chat and a drink at D'Angelo's Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting Restaurant. New members are always 3rd Thursday of every month, La Parrilla, welcome. Please contact Bob on Albox, 11am. Coffee morning 1st 950472551 or Cynthia on 950472699 Thursday of every month, Oasis Cafe WOW Women on Wednesday Bar, 11.30am. For info contact chairman Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get Filip Ostrowski , email Albox.chairman together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. @rbl.community. .For support contact Mrs Pamela Twissell Cross on 676 451 Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal 780 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm or email: Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. SpainNorth.CommunitySupport@RBL. Community Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 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

The Royal British Legion - Zurgena & District Branch Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena

118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Vera & District Lions Club 6.00pm on the first Wednesday of the month at Hotel Terraza Carmona, Vera. Telephone Jo Pearson on 711 00 56 82 or email veralionssecretary@gmail.com for more information. 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 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 levels of experience are welcomed. Mojácar Community Library www.alboxcc.com Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Dames in Turre 11am 1pm . Indalo Hash House Harriers 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for Mojácar Walking Group local charities. Guests welcome. Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. locations. www.indaloh3.com Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g r o u p . c o m Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen McGill Psychic Development Circle Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Tel: 652 298 072 Various classes at different times. Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: Mojácar Bridge Club Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com www.gendaireikispain.com Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Almanzora No Association campaigning for the Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) month at Miraflores Restaurant, Valley built without proper authority. Ancestry Club for Beginners & Camping Los Gallardos except in July & Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other Intermediate August. All welcome. Tel: 634 341 715 month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Tel. 634 309 590

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities continued 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 950 412 165 Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 861 for more details. Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Grande Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186 Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England (Anglican Churches) Mojacar, Sundays, 11am. Llanos del Peral, Sundays,11am. Alhambra Chapel, 1st Thursday monthly at 11am. Priest in Charge, Rev. Vincent Oram 603 659 139. For directions, details and to find out more about our church activities please s e e o u r we b s i te w w w. a l m e r i a anglican.com Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: 652 293 269

Pita Escuela Agave School of Río Aguas. A multicultural, environmental and musical project, specialized on the integral usage of the agave plant and the processing of its wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) pitaescuela@hotmail.com

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

Sunseed A hands-on practical centre for lowimpact living and environmental education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770

New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family learning to love one another. Sunday service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu tel. 685 628 184 Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com

Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265

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 Group Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Tel 950 472 822 or 677 683 385 www.steppingstonescarerssupport.com 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 Aguaviva Evangelical Church Near the health Centre, opposite Bici- y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154 Box, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 FACE 560 544 (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. New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family face.charity@hotmail.com www.face learning to love one another. Sunday -charity.com service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu Harmony Community Support tel. 685 628 184 Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 Roman Catholic Masses These canbe found on www.misas.org help@harmonycharity.com for most places.

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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. Fun Fit with Ali Roof Top Classes. Pilates, Fun Aerobics, Abs & Arms, LBT, Yoga and more. Limited to 6 per class. Call 634308906


Your Stars Raise your self esteem and your confidence if you want to get back into the mainstream again. Use discretion, especially if involved with someone from work. New love connections can be made through group associations. You will have a great day if you just say what you feel. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You may feel that someone at work is holding you back. Trips, educational pursuits, or projects that could lead to new outlooks should be on your agenda. You're likely to encounter new partners if you take short trips. You could be emotional if you didn't take care of problems with loved ones. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Tuesday.

Residential moves will be favourable. Be prepared to deal with groups and organizations of greater magnitude. You will enjoy socialising and unusual forms of entertainment. Knowledge can be acquired if you listen. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Opportunities will develop through those you encounter while attending organisational events. Consider selling your homemade crafts at the flea market. Your boss may be on the rampage and you certainly don't want to be the one to take the brunt of a bad situation. Snap out of it. Your (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Get busy. Use your charm to get your own way. You should socialise with clients or upper echelons of your industry if possible. Love could develop with someone of a different cultural background. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

Don't bother retaliating, just walk away. Sudden changes regarding friendships are likely to occur if you have tried to change others. You may find yourself in a heated dispute with a friend if you try to change your mind. You must be sure not to be frivolous, because as the saying goes, easy (Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) come, easy go. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

You will be best suited to doing things around the house or inviting friends over for a visit. You should put your efforts into creative projects. Discover opportunities based on the individuals you mingle with this month. Losses are evident. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (June 22 - July 22) Sunday.

Travel will promote new romantic en counters. If you're uncertain of your feelings, keep your opinions to yourself. You should be putting in some overtime. Do something together and you'll be surprised how sweet a deal you can make. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Thursday.

Socialising will be more than just entertaining. You may want to make changes in your home environment. You will have some problems with children, but if you are patient you will win their favor. If you can, try to work out of your home this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You can meet new and exciting friends who will provide mental stimulation. Your creative ability will surface, giving you good ideas for ways of making money. You will have a great deal of insight when dealing with others. You need to be around friends and family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(Mar. 21- April 20)

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(May 22 - June 21)

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19)

Don't get intimately involved with a coworker. Pleasure trips will be favourable and bring about possible romance. You may want to tell someone how you really feel. Your fun loving approach will be admired and appreciated by others. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

You may find that someone at work hasn't been trustworthy. Don't push your luck with your boss. Don't let your emotions interfere with moneymaking deals. Someone may be trying to damage your reputation. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Consequences

The Possum Problem

A truck driver stopped at a roadside diner just before Christmas and ordered a large turkey sandwich, a glass of hot punch and a slice of Christmas cake. As he was about to eat, three bikers walked in. One grabbed the trucker's turkey sandwich and took a huge bite from it. The second one drank the trucker's glass of punch, and the third one stuffed his slice of Christmas cake into his mouth. The truck driver didn't say a word as he got up, paid the waitress and left. As the waitress walked up to the bikers, one of them growled, "He ain't much of a man, is he?" "He's not much of a driver, either," the waitress replied. "He just backed his 18-wheeler over three Harley motorbikes."

As a large group of possums had become quite a problem in a small town, the Presbyterian Church called a meeting to decide what to do about the possum infestation. After much prayer and consideration, they concluded that the possums were pre-destined to be there, and they shouldn't interfere with god's divine will. The Catholic Church came up with a more creative strategy! As it was just before Christmas, they baptised all the possums and made them members of the church. They knew that after coming to midnight mass at Christmas they wouldn’t see them again until Easter. At the Jewish synagogue they solved the problem. They took the first possum and circumcised him. No-one has seen a possum since…

The Chemist Shop A young man walks into a chemist. He says "I've been invited to Christmas dinner at my new girlfriend's house. Afterwards, I hope there is a chance I get lucky, you know what I mean!" The chemist says, "You want some condoms then? They could come in handy. Here's a pack." The young man pays, walks to the door, stops, smiles and comes back. "You know what, I’ve met her mother who is also smoking hot, I think I'll take another pack, just in case I get extra lucky." Christmas Day comes around, the young man sits at the dinner table and doesn't say a word. After a while his girlfriend says, "If I had known you were going to be so quiet and not talk to anybody, I wouldn't have invited you." The young man replies, "If you had told me your dad owned the chemist shop, I wouldn't have come."

Christmas Shopping At a busy shopping mall just before Christmas a wife suddenly noticed that her husband had gone missing. As they had a lot to do, she called him on his mobile phone. The wife said, "Where are you, you know we have lots to do?" He said, "You remember the jewellers we went into about ten years ago, and you fell in love with that diamond necklace? I couldn’t afford it at the time and I said that one day I would get it for you?" Tears started to flow down her cheeks and she got all choked up…"Yes, I do remember that shop" she replied. Her husband said, "Well, I’m in the guitar shop next door – they’ve got some really cool guitars." The Diamond Ring A guy bought his wife a large beautiful diamond ring for Christmas. After hearing about this extravagant gift, a friend of his said, “I thought she had asked for one of those sporty fourwheel drive vehicles?” The guy replied, “She did, but where was I going to find a fake jeep?”

Christmas Grammar Santa is the main Clause. His wife is a relative Clause. His children are dependent Clauses. Their Dutch uncle is a restrictive Clause and Santa’s elves are subordinate Clauses.

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...and next... Christmas Carols Samantha decided to go carol singing on Christmas Eve. She knocked on the door of a house and began to sing. A man holding a clarinet opened the door and in a few seconds tears were streaming down his face. Samantha continued singing for at least a further 15 minutes. She sang every carol she knew. At last she stopped. 'I understand,' she said softly. 'You are remembering your happy childhood Christmas days. You really are extremely sentimental.' Choking back the tears the man answered, 'No..........I'm a musician, your voice is atrocious.' The Present The Santa Claus at the shopping mall was very surprised when Emily, a young lady aged about 20 walked up and sat on his lap. Now, we all know that Santa doesn't usually take requests from adults, but she smiled very nicely at him, so he asked her, 'What do you want for Christmas?' 'Something for my mother, please,' replied Emily sweetly. 'Something for your mother? Well, that's very loving and thoughtful of you,' smiled Santa. 'What would you like me to bring her?' Emily smiles up at him and answers, 'A handsome rich son-in-law.'

Thank You Letters One Christmas, a mother decided she was no longer going to remind her five kids to send thank-you letters as she thought they ought to do it without her saying anything. Consequently, the kids’ grandmother never received any thank-you letters for the Christmas cheques she had sent them. The very next Christmas all the kids stopped by in person to thank their grandmother sincerely for their cheques. The mother was very impressed and asked her kids what had made them do this. They replied, “She didn’t sign the cheques!”

Christmas Lights At the end of a Christmas party the American boss said, “Can I just ask everyone for a big favour? Those of you who are planning to place Christmas lights and decorations in your yards, can you please avoid anything that is red and blue and flashing? Every time I drive by a house with these, I think it's the police and have a panic attack. I have to take my foot off the accelerator, throw my can of beer out of the window, fasten my seat belt, throw my mobile phone on the floor, and push the gun under the seat. It's too much for me to do at such short notice”.

A Thoughtful Christmas Gift Jim asked his friend Tony whether he had bought his wife anything for Christmas. ‘Yes,’ came the answer from Tony, who was a bit of a chauvinist, ‘I’ve bought her a belt and a bag.’ ‘That was very kind of you,’ Jim added, ‘I hope she appreciates the thought.’ Tony smiled as he replied, ‘So do I, and hopefully she can now use the vacuum cleaner again.’

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Coffee Break

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The Almeria Focus – December 2020  

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

The Almeria Focus – December 2020  

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

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