The Almeria Focus – July 2022

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Introduction & Contents

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

Contents Moving into Summer .......................................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 Preventing Forest Fires ...........................................................36 So Now You Know ...............................................................................38 Cheaper Electricity Prices Approved ....................................40 Continuing Airport Chaos .....................................................42 Civil Unions in Spain ................................................................44 Useful Numbers .....................................................................45 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................46 Community News ..............................................................................81 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 or WhatsApp Clare on 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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A Hot Few Days

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he long-awaited EU approval for cheaper electricity in the Iberian Peninsula finally came through, effective from June 14th. This should have meant 15-20% cheaper electricity for the 10.5 million people who pay via the variable rate ‘PVPC’ tariff. Unfortunately, it was the first day of the heatwave in Spain, the earliest in the year since 1981. Because of this, and a large amount of electricity coming from the expensive combined-cycle gas power stations, electricity was more expensive whilst the heat wave lasted. Hopefully, the cost will now come down. We explain how the new system works in an article.

July is the time of year when many cultural events and entertainment switch to the outdoors, rather than in concert halls and theatres. This year the Villaricos Dreambeach Festival takes place in July instead of August, and the end of August is when the large annual ‘Feria’ (fair) takes place in Almería city. Both of these events were cancelled in 2020 and 2021. Moors & Christians, Mojácar, 2022

In another article we comment on the ‘Infoca’ organisation that prevents and fights forest and scrubland fires. The heatwave resulted in many serious fires throughout Spain and unfortunately, some of them were quickly out of control.

The elections for the Junta de Andalucía Parliament (the governing body for Almería province) took place on Sunday, June 19th, to elect MPs for the next four years. There are 109 with 12 from our province, and the ‘PP’ party, in power for the last four years obtained a complete majority with 58 MPs.

The tourist industry in Spain is hoping to have a good season, ideally better than in 2019. The big unknown is whether the airport chaos continues, and people from the UK abandon coming to Spain or other countries. We explain how Spain is intending to reduce problems at Spanish airports in an article. Spanish nationals coming to our area on internal flights will not be affected, and high numbers are predicted.

The Almería UD football team made it into the first division in a nail-biting final match of the season. This is very good news for the team and fans, and will bring a lot of money into Almería city and the province next season. The team has leased the Mediterranean Games Stadium from July 1st and The Mojácar Moors and Christians event was very it is being renamed “The Power Horse Stadium”. well attended having been abandoned for two years. July 16th, a Saturday this year, is the Virgen del Mar The Spanish Government and the Department of fiesta, and she is the patron saint of the sea and Health have published their plans to combat smoking. fisherman. In coastal areas, large statues are taken They propose a large increase in the tax on out to sea in decorated fishing boats. August 15th cigarettes, as they are relatively cheap in Spain, is a major “red” religious fiesta date when town and want to introduce a ban on smoking in cars. halls, banks and various offices will be shut. Mojácar Banning smoking on the outside terraces of bars celebrates it’s San Agustín patron saint’s day on and restaurants is another proposal. 20% of people August 28th. in Spain are smokers, and the aim is to reduce this down to 10% by 2035. The Health Department Editor’s note: As in other years there is no Focus point out that 55,000 people in Spain die every magazine in August, but we will be back in year from tobacco related health issues. September.

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In the News A Complete Rout Andalucía is one of the “autonomous” communities that includes Almería province. Autonomous communities have their own Parliament and High Court and run their Health and Education Departments. When citizens of Spain pay income tax, 50% is for the Spanish state and 50% for the autonomous community. On July 19th, elections were held with 6 million Spanish nationals able to vote for the 109 MPs that are in power for four years, unless elections are called within this time period. The ‘PP’ (roughly a conservative party) formed a government in 2018 with Juanma Moreno becoming President of the Junta de Andalucía, but he had to form a coalition. This time, the ‘PP’ party, who have a good approval rating, won an astounding 58 of the 109 seats giving them a complete majority. In our province, 6 out of the 12 MPs that were elected come from the ‘PP’. Juanma Moreno intends to announce his chosen ministers on July 14th, which is very early, but there is no need for negotiations with other political parties. No single party has had a majority in the Andalucía Parliament since 2008.

the very high amount of gas used, which was a historic maximum, distorted the overall price to consumers, and without the subsidy, prices would have skyrocketed. The heatwave was stated to be the earliest in the year in Spain since 1981. Nevertheless, from May 12th to June 12th, a typical ‘PVPC’ cost for a house using 249 kW/h and 4kW of incoming power was calculated by Red España to cost 77 euros. This was stated to be 5.5 euros cheaper than 60% of the fixed price “plans” that the supply companies offer. José Luis Sancha, professor of Energy Systems at the Comillas Pontifical University stated, “Now, with the gas cap, the price of energy will begin to fall and free marketers (companies that have “plans” tariffs) should also lower their offers. Let's hope the competition works.” We give more details of the new price scheme in an article.

Chaos at Airports

The major problems in the UK are having a knockon effect in Spain. On June 17th Gatwick announced that in July, daily flights would be capped at 825, and 850 in August. Heathrow, with major cancellations Cheaper Electricity by British Airways, are expected to follow suit. In an On Tuesday, June 14th, the new cap on the wholesale article we explain how Spain is trying to minimise price of gas came into effect which is designed to disruption. give a saving in the cost of electricity for the 10.5 million customers who pay via the ‘PVPC’ tariff, with Almería UD Back In First Division projected savings of 15-20%, not the 30-35% that In a nail-biting and heart stopping final match of the had been claimed. The price every hour still changes season for Almería UD, the Nigerian player Sadiq and can be seen by going to www.tarifluzhora.es. On scored in the 90th minute to achieve a 2-2 draw Tuesday, June 13th, the average cost per kW/h against the Leganes team. This, and a rival team (1,000 watts used for 1 hour) was 27.9 céntimos. losing, gave the Almería Unión Deportiva team the The cheapest cost was 20.3 céntimos, whilst the 81 points they needed to go up to the first division, most expensive was 36.3 céntimos. On June 14th, for the third time. Sadiq should have been playing the first day of the new scheme, the relative costs for his National team in the African cup, but Nigeria were 29.2, 24.5 and 36.6 respectively, so more agreed to release him for this match. The Saudi expensive! The costs take into account the expected millionaire Turki Al-Sheikh bought the team in 2019 demand, and in all fairness, Spain was experiencing and immediately announced that his aim was to put a heatwave on June 14th that lasted for several Almería back in the first division. He set about buying days. Red España (the Spanish national grid) explained a host of new players and Rubi became the new that because of the heatwave and high demand for manager. The team went up to the first division in electricity on June 14th, 46% came from the 2007 and 2013 but Turki Al-Sheikh says that his aim expensive combined-cycle gas fuelled power stations, now is that they stay there. The 2005 Mediterranean there was hardly any wind, and output from solar Summer Games stadium has been leased to the team panels diminished due to clouds. They stated that as their future home, renamed “The Power Horse”

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In the News stadium from July 1st, and the initial capacity will be 22,000 people, subsequently extended to 25,000. Being back in the first division has major financial benefits, not just for the team, but Almería in general. Supporters of other first division teams will come to Almería with many of them staying the night, along with sports journalists, technical team personnel, and team management. An estimate is that this will result in 9,000 overnight stays bringing in 1.4 million euros every season. Television rights and merchandise sales are expected to be in the region of 10 million euros, along with the free publicity in the sporting press estimated to be worth between 5-6 million euros that will benefit Almería city and the province. The total benefit for the team and Almería is put at 20 million euros. It has been announced that all the electricity needed at the Power Horse stadium will come from solar panels, and surplus electricity will be put back into “Red España” (the Spanish National grid), who will reimburse the new owners.

More Mortgages

The E-15/A-7 And A-92 Intersection

Very Expensive Anti-Covid Tablets

For many years there have been major problems with the junction of the E-15/A-7 Almería / Murcia motorway and A-92 Granada / Málaga motorway at Viator. Sometimes, police have to come to stop a tail-back of vehicles on the A-7 trying to come off and access the junction. The work to totally remodel the junction has now been authorised and a contract awarded at a cost of 32 million euros.

The oral anti-covid ‘Paxlovid’ tablets developed by Pfizer were approved by the European Medical Agency last January, and were stated to be a good way of combating potentially serious cases of Covid for people in hospital who had a high-risk factor and hadn’t been vaccinated, or were over the age of 80. A success rate of 89% was claimed by the manufacturers. Spain bought 344,000 tablets that

Last month we explained that the ‘Euribor’, an interbank interest lending rate, affects variable rate mortgages also known as Euribor mortgages. From 2016-2021, the Euribor interest rate was negative and was minus 0.5% in December 2021. The interest rate became positive this April at 0.01% and reached 0.26% at the end of May. Variable rate mortgages have the Euribor rate added to the bank interest rate, so if the Euribor rate continues to increase, so will the cost of the variable rate mortgages. From April, people wanting mortgages did so as quickly as possible to avoid higher interest, and the total value of mortgages taken out by the end of May went up to 6.3 billion euros. From the start of 2022, some 73% of mortgages taken were “fixed rate” ones, so a fixed rate of interest for the entire mortgage term. Banks gamble that the fixed rate of interest will be good for them over the whole mortgage term, but now they are pushing the Euribor ones again, and the amount people have to pay on existing Mojácar Playa Aquapark Hotel Open ones will go up. The Central European Bank is On June 9th representatives from the ‘Senator Hotel intending to increase interest rates to 0.25% this Resorts’ company, along with Rosa María Cano, the July and again in September to try and combat mayoress of Mojácar, officially opened their 4* inflation. Aqupark Hotel. Work started in 2019 to build the waterpark and modernise the existing hotel, ‘Suites IKEA In Almería City Puerta Marina’, but the work had to be halted during The new IKEA store in Almería city is closer to being the pandemic. The waterpark has three large slides built as the city council have approved the building over 10m high and a splash area for younger children. license. The construction cost is given as 15 million The existing large outdoor pool will be heated during euros with the building having a basement and two the off-season. 190 rooms have been extensively floors selling furniture and household items, along modernised and all of them have a terrace with sea with offices, a restaurant and associated areas. The views. The buffet restaurant, the cafeteria and the total build area is 25,000m2 and there will be parking theatre bar have been refurbished and a new for 314 cars. Apart from people involved in the restaurant will serve a la carte meals. The hotel is construction, there will be 200 direct employees past the Indalo Hotel on the road to Carboneras. when the store opens, planned for summer in 2023.

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In the News cost 691 euros each, so an outlay of 238 million euros. They were distributed to each autonomous community but at the end of June only 2.35% had been prescribed. This is stated to be due to confusion as to when they should be used, and also many people self-testing positive at home, and not going to their doctor, who can also prescribe them. Some doctors consider that there may be side effects with other medication and have been reluctant to prescribe them for this reason. If a person is treated with Paxlovid tablets there are two different ones that are taken twice a day for five days with six tablets each day. This has turned out to be a very expensive outlay!

A Spanish Quasimodo Police were called to the village of Cartaya in Huelva province by the parish priest, who had gone to investigate why one of the church bells at the San Pedro Apóstal church was being rung. The priest found a naked man ringing the bell with a crown of rosemary branches and a candle. The man readily agreed to stop ringing the bell when the police arrived and he was taken to a medical centre where it was determined he had no injuries. He was then taken to the main hospital in Huelva for evaluation.

The Aborted Rwanda Flight The Boeing plane intended to ferry would be immigrants from the UK to Rwanda, had been chartered from a company in Madrid. It flew to the UK military base where it was fully fuelled, and had catering supplies delivered and all the crew on board when the flight was cancelled. It then flew back to Madrid. The total cost of the charter and a major police operation was calculated to be almost half a million pounds.

Calar Alto New Telescope Device

Turtles Released

The 3.5m telescope at the Calar Alto observatory near Gergal has had a state-of-the-art new unit installed, named TARSIS. In 2019, six projects were put forward and in 2020 an in-depth study of each of them was concluded. The one chosen was the TARSIS project. The combination of a wide field of view and a high sensitivity from ultraviolet (in the range called UV-A) to red wavelengths, make TARSIS a unique instrument. The design and the transparency of Calar Alto's sky make possible observations in the full range of UV-A, a domain almost unexplored from Earth, and the 3.5m telescope is the largest in Europe. A spokesperson has explained that over the next decade it will provide a comprehensive dataset of sixteen valuable galaxy clusters as a legacy to the astronomical community around the world. TARSIS will also be offered to other groups in open time, making it the main working instrument for the 3.5 m telescope in the coming years.

Last year, a jetski excursion leader spotted the tracks of a Loggerhead turtle on a secluded beach near Macenas and called 112. ‘Equinac’, the charity that is responsible for turtles and other marine species, were contacted and they investigated the sighting. It was confirmed that there was a nest and this was diligently guarded for several weeks until 20 hatchlings appeared. These were taken to the Junta de Andalucía CEGMA marine environment recovery centre in Algeciras. Five of them were transferred to the Seville aquarium and the other five to Equinac’s centre in Almerimar. They were carefully monitored until their weight increased from 15-20 grammes up to a kilo. On two successive days in June, two groups of ten were released into the sea at Macenas by the people who had been involved with their discovery and care. Rosa María Cano (mayoress of Mojácar) and other dignitaries were present on the first day, including the Andalucía Regional Minister for Agriculture, Fishing and Rural Development,

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In the News Carmen Crespo. On the second day, Equinac members released a turtle with a radio tracker fitted to establish where it goes. It is believed that the female turtles will eventually return to where they entered the sea to lay eggs. The local Equinac members are Alex Lawson and Adele Land of New Wave Villas, Clare Flatters of the Focus magazine, and Toni Navarro of Buceo Mojácar.

A Bad Year for Shakira The Columbian singer Shakira has been with the well-known Barcelona football player Gerard Piqué for 12 years, and they have a 9 year old son and a 7 year old daughter. In early June they announced that they were separating and asked the press to respect their privacy at this time, and their priority was the wellbeing of their children. At the same time, a judge in Barcelona ruled that there were sufficient grounds for the Hacienda (Spanish taxman) to take Shakira to court. The Hacienda claim that Shakira owes them 13.3 million euros for back taxes from 2012 to 2014. The case hinges on whether the singer spent more than 183 days in Spain, and is therefore liable to pay Spanish tax on her earnings. Her accountants state, as she has repeatedly claimed, that she was domiciled in the Bahamas during this period, and only came back to Spain periodically, not for more than 183 days. They made an appeal to the court that the case should not go ahead. Shakira could decide to agree to a settlement to stop the court case, and she has already paid 17 million euros to the Hacienda relating to other years. Recently, there has been a claim that a company owned by Gerard Piqué was paid 24 million euros in commission for being an intermediary in negotiations for the Spanish football ‘Supercup’ to be held in Saudi Arabia for the next six seasons. The President of the Spanish Football Federation has asked Piqué for an explanation as to why his company received this money, but Piqué has stated that there is no conflict of interest, and the money paid over is usual in these types of negotiations.

Crude Oil from the US As part of the plans to stop the importation of crude oil from Russia, the US exported 808,000

tonnes destined for Spain in May which is 15% of Spain’s requirement, and four times more than in 2021. Libya has also stepped up their exports to 13% and Nigeria has increased their supply by 26%, up to 12%. The US is prepared to increase the amount they send to Spain if needed. Crude oil from OPEC countries now accounts for 43% of imported oil that has also been increased. Liquid gas exports from the US amounted to 37% of imports into Spain, up from 20%, and the US is now the main supplier.

Uneaten Food A proposal is being debated in the Spanish Parliament to stop food being wasted, that is said to be 31kg per person each year. In restaurants, but not ones where there is a buffet service, any food not eaten will be offered to the customer to be taken away. Restaurants will have to provide suitable containers at no extra cost. Another proposal is that food items in supermarkets that are near their sell-by date should be sold at a greatly reduced price. Mercadona have a policy of closely monitoring sellby dates and sending items with a close expiry date to food banks or charities that provide free meals, on their own transport.

Cars for 16-Year-olds? A European Directive allows “quadricycles” to be driven with a B1 licence for people over the age of 16. There is a proposal that this could be introduced in Spain, and the ‘DGT’ (Spanish traffic authority) state that they are studying this. These types of purely electric “cars” have a maximum speed of 90km/hr, a maximum motor power of 15kW and a weight of 430kg. There will have to be special driving tests as these types of vehicles only have a driver, no passengers and there will have to be new B1 licences for persons aged 16-18. At present, the B1 licence and special vehicles are allowed in Italy, Portugal, France and the UK.

Combating Inflation The war in Ukraine is part of the reason why inflation is rising in many countries, and in mid-June in Spain it was 8.7%. The Central European Bank is very concerned, and the traditional way to combat inflation is to raise interest rates. The governor of

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In the News the CEB has announced that at their next meeting towards the end of July, interest rates will be raised by 25 points (0.25%). A further rise will take place in September, with a percentage to be agreed nearer the time. In Spain the reduced price of electricity will help to reduce inflation but the cost of Euribor mortgages will go up, and probably fixed interest rate mor tgages as well for new clients.

A Four-Day Week Many companies are studying, or have put in place, a four-day week. Telefónica are asking employees at their main headquarters in Madrid to let them know by mid-July whether they want to work a four-day week, starting on September 1st. A pilot scheme for 150 employees started last year, and the company state that the general opinion was that this is a good thing. Workers have to clock up 32 hours of 8 hours each day, as opposed to the 37.5 hours of a five-day week at present. Telefónica will pay workers one additional hour of wages each week to minimise the loss in earnings. It is entirely voluntary as to whether a worker wants to do this. The scheme will run until December 31st when a decision will be made as to whether it will continue in 2023, depending on the success and take-up.

Anti-Tobacco Regulations Along with the UK, there are new proposals in Spain to cut down smoking. In 2010, smoking in bars and restaurants was banned, and by 2020 it was stated that smokers had gone down by 20%. New regulations were proposed in 2021 but delayed during the COVID19 pandemic. On May 31st, ‘World Day Without Tobacco’, Spain published the proposed changes, entitled the ‘Integral Plan for the Prevention and Control of Tobacco 2021-2125’. In Spain, 55,000 people are considered to die every year from tobacco-related health problems, and it is hoped that the new regulations to reduce this number will come into force during 2023. The first proposal is that taxes are increased substantially, as in Spain a packet of cigarettes costs about 5 euros, but the average price in Europe is more than 12 euros and up to £13.60 in the UK (nearly 16 euros). Another proposal is to stop smoking on outside terraces in bars and in cars which would appear difficult to

enforce. In the UK “vaping” with electronic cigarettes is considered to be a safe alternative to smoking and Public Health England consider them to be “an approved smoking cessation aid”.Spain doesn’t agree with this, and there will be more regulations against vaping and a call for more health tools to help people to stop. The aim is that the 23% of men who smoke and the 16% of women (so an average of 20%) comes down to 10% by 2035. Packets of cigarettes will have to have more “neutral” packaging, with the manufacture’s name in small letters without their logos. In New Zealand from 2023, the present legal age for buying cigarettes is 18 although those aged 16 & 17 can smoke legally. From 2023, children who are aged under 15 will have a lifetime ban on buying cigarettes with an increase in age each year. There are conflicting views about this as critics say this will only result in major “black market” sales, but the World Health Authority back the proposals.

Municipal Elections Every four years there are municipal elections to vote for the political parties who then name their councillors, and the next elections take place in May next year. For many years, Brits in Spain who are on the ‘padrón’ (the official list of inhabitants) can apply to vote and stand as councillors. At present, in our immediate area there are four UK nationals who are councillors, in Mojácar, Bédar and Zurgena. Following Brexit, the GOV.UK site states that reciprocal voting rights have been negotiated with various countries and this includes Spain, so expats in Spain can still vote along with Spanish nationals in the UK. On June 10th the news agency ‘EFE’ announced that the EU High Court of Justice in Luxemburg had ruled, in relation to a British woman living in France, that she was not able to vote in the French municipal elections, and only EU nationals could vote. There were some reports in our area that this ruling would apply to Spain, but the UK agreement is the one that will apply. In Mojácar, the present mayoress Rosa María Cano, who leads the ‘PP’ party, has been mayoress for four terms, so 16 years. She has announced that next year she will be number two on the list of councillors, and somebody else will be number one, so they will be new mayor or mayoress if the ‘PP’ party receives the most votes.

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In the News The Poorest Municipalities From annual data collected by the Spanish Institute of Statistics, reports are published on a variety of topics. A recent one compares the wealth of municipalities per head of population, and as regards Almería province, Níjar is right at the bottom in all of Spain, with an income per head of only 7,097 euros. The next lowest income of 7,634 euros is Vicar. The 6th poorest municipality is Adra, with 8,192 euros income, and El Ejido is in 9th position with an income of 8.358 euros. (In all these municipalities the main economic activity is agriculture). At the other end of the scale, the five localities with the highest income are: Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid), with 26,367 euros; Boadilla del Monte (Madrid), with 21,976; Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona), with 21,122; Torrelodones (Madrid), with 20,810; and Majadahonda (Madrid), with 20,652 euros. Regarding the average birth rate per city, Almeria comes seventh, as women have an average of 1.46 offspring. Melilla leads, with 1.97, ahead of Lorca (Murcia, with 1.61) and Linares (Jaén, with 1.59). San Cristóbal de la Laguna (Santa Cruz de Tenerife) is the lowest, with 0.83, followed by Las Palmas in the Canary Islands and Santa Cruz de Tenerife (both with 0.90).Three Madrid municipalities are at the top of the list of the highest life expectancy: Pozuelo de Alarcón (85.5 years), Majadahonda (85.2) and Las Rozas de Madrid (85.1); while at the opposite end are La Línea de la Concepción (79.9), Ceuta (80) and Melilla (80.1).

Waste Paper! A woman in Valladolid in Northern Spain contacted the local police in early June after she saw a man putting Spanish banknotes from a plastic bag into one of the blue rubbish containers for paper and cardboard. She waited nearby but when police went to the scene the container had just been emptied into a lorry. The lorry was stopped close by, diverted to the police station, and a painstaking search resulted in the discovery of 46,465 euros in notes, with being 50 euro notes and others of 20 and 5 euros.Witnesses told the police who they thought the man was, but he was not at home when the police went there. They subsequently found him, and a police spokesperson stated that he appeared to have

mental health issues. A judge decided that the money should be kept by the police whilst investigations were made and it could be established whether the man had legally obtained the money, and where it had come from. A police spokesperson stated that it was the first time a lorry containing paper and cardboard had been carefully and totally emptied by any of their policemen!

Another Major Drug Bust In simultaneous raids, 250 police entered 30 properties and arrested 43 people living in HuércalOvera, and Murcia and Alicante provinces. The raids netted kg of marijuana, 2kg of hashish, 500 grams of cocaine, almost a kilo of methamphetamine, as well as the dismantling of 11 indoor marijuana plantations containing 200 lamps, 150 transformers, 134 fans and 37 filters. Firearms were seized, 600,000 euros in cash and 26 vehicles including 6 luxury models. Specialist armed police entered the house in Torrevieja where the head of the gang lived, who was known to be extremely dangerous. He was subdued before he could use a pistol that he had in his bedroom. 13 properties were subsequently embargoed on the orders of a judge, along with 59 bank accounts.Among the people arrested there were 20 Brits, one Irishman and 19 Spaniards, and drugs were sent to the UK and Northern Europe by air, with “mules” carrying them in hidden compartments in suitcases. A police spokesperson stated that there was an on-going investigation relating to a company in Murcia that purchased and

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In the News renovated houses, using profits from the criminal Spain, who forged tens of thousands of euros, and enterprise to launder the money, and the properties was an expert in making false documentation. He was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2014 in his absence, were then sold. after he escaped from custody whilst awaiting trial in New Animal Welfare Legislation 2012. On June 5th, a woman in Madrid recognised him The Spanish Government has initially approved from the police photograph and told them where he proposals that will be put into law regarding animal was living. When police arrested him, they had to call welfare. One of them that is very controversial bans for reinforcements as neighbours started throwing the sales of pets of all species from shops. The things at them. They stated that he was well-liked, owner of one shop in Almería city that has sold fixed various things, upholstered chairs and ran errands puppies for 30 years, along with rabbits, hamsters for the elderly during the pandemic. He also made and guinea pigs, states that this is 90% of his business, birthday cakes for neighbouring children. The police and if the regulations become law he will have to stated that as he was so adept at creating false identity close as he cannot rely on just selling bird cages, pet documents, they decided that the only way to find food and pet accessories such as toys, to make a him was by publishing his photograph. Only a few days living. He considers that closing shops will force later on June 8th, at a farm on the outskirts of Madrid, people to buy pets over the internet which often police arrested another man on the list who had results in very young or sick puppies being supplied, escaped from prison in 2014 when he was being taken without any documentation. The only species that for a hospital appointment. He was an expert in “ram is not affected is fish. Killing animals will be prohibited raids” stealing high value items. The only UK national except in the case of necessary euthanasia that has on the list is Derek McGraw Ferguson, aged 58, who to be authorised and carried out by a vet, and is wanted for the homicide of a waiter outside a bar abandoning animals will have heavier penalties. There where he worked in Glasgow in 2007. Another man will be new safeguards for specialist dogs such as was subsequently found dead, believed to be an those used by the police or shepherds, and hunting accomplice of Ferguson when the first murder took dogs. Breeding puppies will be illegal for people in place. Ferguson is suspected of murdering this man general and only allowed by professionals who have as well and he is considered to be dangerous and to be suitably qualified and registered. People wishing probably armed. A spokesperson from the National to acquire pets from these people will have to have Police stated that capturing two of the ten men eight done an online course that will point out the days after their details were published was a very responsibilities of owning one. Sanctions for good result, and they would publish the details of infractions start with fines from 600-30,000 euros, another two “most wanted” men! for serious ones from 30,001-100,000 euros and for extremely serious ones from 100,001- 600,000 Gas from Spain to Italy euros. Prison terms for maltreatment that results The EU energy authorities project ‘REPowerEU’ fully in a death will be increased to 24 months, and 18 appreciates that the Iberian Peninsular is ideally months if injuries are not dealt with by a vet. How suited to convert large amounts of liquid gas (LNG) the regulations will affect animal charities is not yet to normal gas, as Spain has six de-gasification plants, along with one in Portugal. These can store 35% of clear. all liquid gas in Europe and potentially supply 22% of The “Ten Most Wanted” the gas needed. The Italian energy company Snam Spanish police issued photographs and information and the Spanish company Enagás are already making on June 1st regarding the “Ten most wanted” criminals a joint study of building a 700km undersea gas believed to be living in Spain, who they wished to pipeline from Barcelona to Liverno, Genoa, in Italy. capture with the help of members of the public. At full capacity it could supply 30 billion m3 of gas Manuel Bellido Moreno, aged 48, was described as the per annum. As a means of cutting reliance on Russian largest currency counterfeiter ever encountered in gas, the EU considers that this pipeline is of major

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In the News importance, although the cost is given as being 2.5 billion euros. However, this would guarantee a supply of gas to Northern Europe and the EU may well assume the cost. It is estimated that the pipeline could be operational by 2025 if given priority. The provision of a much larger pipeline from Spain to France, abandoned in 2019, is also being seriously considered, as apart from normal gas it could supply hydrogen gas produced in Spain, with a capacity of 8 billion m3 per annum.

YouTuber Conviction Upheld An appeal has been heard by the Spanish High Court who agreed with the decisions of a court in Barcelona. In 2017, Kenghua Ren, a 23yr old prolific YouTuber, posted a video online showing him giving a homeless man in a street in Barcelona 20 euros, and ‘Oreo’ biscuits that he had made into toothpaste sandwiches. Police saw the video and found the homeless man who confirmed what had happened. They charged the YouTuber with degrading

treatment against the moral integrity of a person suffering from social exclusion, and posting the video online which was equivalent to a “hate crime”. A few days later Ren apologised online, but in court in Barcelona in 2019 Ren mocked the prosecutors and judge and agreed his apology was just a publicity stunt. He told the court, “You guys are too strict with the law”. He agreed he had received 2,180 euros from page views of the video, but told the court that he had gone from a total of 120 million various page views down to 4 million and complained, “This has really sunk me. My videos were attracting advertising and I was making money, but my account is now worthless”. The court in Barcelona sentenced him to a suspended prison term of 15 months, a ban on having an account on the social media network for five years, and a compensation order of 20,000 euros to be paid to the homeless man for moral damage. The High Court agreed with the sentence from the lower court in Barcelona and Ren will have to pay additional court costs.

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Preventing Forest Fires

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he acronym INFOCA stands for the organisation that deals with the prevention and fire fighting of forest and scrubland fires. A meeting was held in June in Almería city and the INFOCA plan for 2022 for our province was discussed with details of their response capabilities in place until October. The budget in Almería province for 2022 is 19 million euros which is 50/50 for prevention and fire fighting. Raquel Espin, the Andalucía delegate for Sustainable Development, requested that all members of the public helped to stop forest fires as “90 percent of forest fires have their origin in negligent or intentional actions.” There have been substantial fires from negligence, including a man trying to repair a swimming pool plastic liner with a heat gun that set fire to the liner. Two operatives installing solar panels were using a gas torch to solder joints that set fire to nearby vegetation, and a farmer making repairs to a tractor using a welding torch started a fire.

water tanks and pressurised jets, along with 12 heavy vehicles to carry equipment and operatives that total 463 people. Some of them man command posts with communication equipment for the coordination of aircraft and surface assets. There are three main centres at Serón, Alhambra de Almería and Vélez Blanco with an aircraft landing area, and a control centre at Gérgal. This year there are three helicopters based at each of the main centres that can quickly move fire fighters where needed and also discharge water from their suspended buckets. All town halls away from the coast, have to have maps that show where water can be scooped up. There is also a fixed-wing ‘Airtractor AT802’ aircraft that can discharge 3,100 litres of fire-retardant chemicals, based in Gérgal. Altogether, there are 16 pilots, co-pilots and mechanics.

Until October 15th, lighting barbecues in country areas is forbidden, motor vehicles cannot be driven in forest areas, and there can be no burning of agricultural waste without express permission. It was pointed out that the rain earlier in the year was not helpful as it resulted in more plant growth that, when dry, provides more fuel for fires, an added reason for caution. However, between January 1st and May 31st, because of the rain, there were only 20 occasions when fires had to be dealt with, and 18 of these were ‘conatos’ (very localised small fires). Earlier this year, Infoca paid 31 shepherds to embark on a grazing initiative, where 18,600 head of sheep and goats reduced vegetation in designated areas. At the same time, 306 hectares of land, where there are forest roads and firebreaks, were cleared of tree branches and vegetation. This is designed to stop fires spreading and give good vehicle access. There are 13 places in dense forest areas where there is an automatic alarm if a fire is detected.

There is a major mobile operation centre that can call on Local police, Guardia Civil police, normal fire personnel and Civil Protection units. If necessary, the ‘UMF’ brigades are called out which are army units that solely train and respond to major emergencies such as fire fighting, earthquakes and dealing with the volcano eruption in Palma. These units can be quickly mobilised, along with their own vehicles, equipment and command centres. The nearest brigade to Almería province is in Seville.

In early June a major fire broke out in Málaga province that spread to 3,500 hectares (13.5 square miles). The UMF were mobilised and used images from the For 2022, there are six fire fighting vehicles with Copernicus satellite to chart the extent of the fire.

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So Now You Know... Stephen Foster Stephen Foster, born on July 4th, 1816, was America's first professional songwriter of note. He developed musical talent early in his life, beginning to compose in the style of Negro minstrel music. His first hit as a professional songwriter was "Oh! Susanna", which he sold to a publisher for 100 dollars. In 1849 he began writing songs for the most successful black-faced minstrel troupe of all time, led by E. P. Christy, which included “Swanee River”, “Camptown Races” and “My Own Kentucky Home”. He composed “Jeannie With the Light Brown Hair” after his wife left him. He died in complete poverty in 1864 after writing “Beautiful Dreamer”. “Fat Boy” The experimental Atomic bomb “Fat Boy” was set off at 5.30am on July 16th, 1945, in the New Mexico desert, and created a mushroom cloud that rose to 41,000 ft. The heat was three times the temperature of the sun and wiped out all plant and animal life within a radius of one mile. Following further development, “Little Boy” and “Fat Man” were the codenames for the atomic bombs dropped over Nagasaki and Hiroshima. The power of these bombs was extreme, causing fatalities, fires and radiation poisoning. Supporters say that the bomb forced the Japanese to surrender, but critics say that it was an unnecessary and inhumane military action. Boris Yeltsin Boris Yeltsin took the oath of office on July 10th, 1991, becoming the first popularly elected president in Russia’s thousand-year history. In December 1991, Yeltsin and the leaders of Belarus and Ukraine declare the Soviet Union extinct, and Yeltsin began to dismantle 75 years of communist policies by lifting price controls on most goods. In December 1993, a new constitution was approved giving Yeltsin sweeping powers. In July 1995 he was hospitalised with heart disease that plagued him for the rest of his life. In December 1999 Yeltsin announced his resignation and Vladimir Putin became acting president, and then president. He died in April 2007.

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James Hoffa The former Teamsters Union leader, James Hoffa, was last seen on July 30th, 1975, outside a restaurant near Detroit. Robert Kennedy, whilst US Attorney General, had led a strong campaign against organised crime with a so-called “Get Hoffa” team of prosecutors. He was given a 13-year federal prison sentence, eight years for bribery and five years for fraud in 1967, that was controversially commuted by President Nixon in 1971 to “Time served”. There were several suspects in the criminal fraternity who were suspected of his murder, and on December 8th, 1982, an Oakland County Court ruled that Hoffa was declared to be “officially dead”. TWA Flight 800 TWA Flight 800 took off from Kennedy International Airport in New York on July 17th, 1996, bound for the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris. It exploded in mid-air twelve minutes after take-off, put down to a mechanical failure. The Boeing 747 plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Long Island about 8.45pm. All 212 passengers, 17 crew members, and 20 off-duty crew to fly the plane back, were killed. There were initial claims that a missile had hit the plane, or exploded in close proximity. The NTSB Air Accident Investigators decided that the in-flight break-up was caused by a fuel / air explosion in the centre wing fuel tank. Nelson Mandala Nelson Mandala was born on July 18th, 1918, at Qunu, near Umata in South Africa, the son of a Tembu tribal chieftain. He became a lawyer and joined the ANC (African National Congress) in 1944, becoming their Deputy National President in 1952. In 1964 he was convicted of sabotage for his participation in the struggle against apartheid. He spent 28 years in prison but remained a symbol of hope for the non-white majority. He was released in 1990 and was elected President of South Africa in 1994, the first elections in which all races were able to vote. He was the first black president to be democratically elected, and also the oldest.

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Cheaper Electricity Prices Approved

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n Wednesday, June 8th, the EU finally approved the Spanish and Portuguese “Iberian exception” plan to reduce the cost of electricity for 10.5 million customers in Spain. Spain sent the EU their detailed proposals at the beginning of May, hoping that approval would follow within no more than a fortnight. The reduction has been agreed as the EU considers Spain and Portugal to be an “island” as there is only about a 3% exportation of energy from Spain to France, and no other interconnections with the rest of Europe. Spain and Portugal are also a special case as the price structure for the 10.5 million customers who pay a different amount very hour comes from the “pool” prices that change every hour, not every month or a longer period of time as in other EU states.

even when some, or a majority, was generated from low-cost renewable energy sources. Spain had asked the EU to let them cap the wholesale price of gas for the supply companies at 50 euros per Mw/h last October without any success, but when the EU decided that Spain and Portugal were a special case, they asked Spain to put forward their detailed proposals. Spain then asked for a cap of 30 euros per Mw/h until the end of 2022.

On June 1st the delay was blamed on the highly complex technical documentation that had to be examined line by line by EU experts. This also applied to Portugal, but the Spanish proposal document had 63 pages, and the one from Portugal only had seven! Ultimately, the Spanish proposals were agreed and extended to Portugal with only minor differences. Spain passed their proposals in the Spanish parliament on May 13th, subject to EU approval, but as there were some changes, new regulations were passed on Thursday June 9th, to come into force on Tuesday, June 14th. The reduced cost of electricity applies to the 10.5 million customers who have the ‘PVPC’ tariff, with a different price every hour. This affects 37% of domestic customers and 70% of industry. Before the cost of electricity shot up dramatically, there were 11 million PVPC customers, but 500,000 changed over to one of the “plans” from the supply companies, where the cost is fixed.

The EU has met Spain in the middle with an agreed cap of 40 euros per Mw/h for the first six months rising to an average of 48.8 euros per Mw/h. This is not just until the end of 2022 that Spain had requested, it is until the end of May 2023, which caters for all the demand during the winter months. It was initially stated that for the customers on the PVPC tariff the reduction in their bills would be from 30-35%, but with the modified agreement from the EU the saving is now put at between 1520%, but probably consistently around 18%. The EU have floated the idea that if gas prices are still very high next May, the price cap might be extended until December 31st, 2023.

The big problem has been the dramatic rise in the wholesale cost of gas that zoomed up to 120 euros per MW/h (10,000 watts needed for one hour), but changes slightly every day. The supply companies were charging their PVPC consumers the same amount for all the electricity they used

The EU has proposed that the supply companies should reduce the present cost for the 16 million customers who have the fixed “plans” tariffs, or when a customer changes their contract, or they are up for renewal.

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Continuing Airport Chaos

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he major problems in the UK with numerous flights being cancelled owing to insufficient workers of all types, has produced a knock-on effect in Europe and Spain. The UK jubilee weekend, coinciding with half term, led to many problems from sheer numbers. ‘Aena’, the Spanish airport authority, are very worried that the situation may continue into summer and are taking action to minimise this. Part of the problem for UK travellers is the increased time at passport control since Brexit, as the UK is now a “third country”. In 2019, 18 million UK tourists entered Spain, and it is likely that this number will go up this year with a total expectation from ‘Aena’ of 32 million tourists from all countries, between June 1st and August 31st.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, the Spanish Minister of the Interior, does not believe that 15,000 Iberia passengers have missed their flights. He claims that problems at the main Madrid Barajas airport are not as bad as Iberia say it is, but photographs and videos taken by frustrated passengers of very large queues paint a different picture. Miguel Mirones is the President of the Institute for Quality Spanish Tourism, and he is calling for a major increase in airport staff. He maintains that if not, the “Spanish brand” will be affected and tourists will think twice about coming here. He states, “We cannot allow difficulties in the management of airport infrastructures, due to lack of personnel, to block the recovery of the industry and money spent by tourists. This situation has to be resolved.”

One proposal is that where there are the automated electronic passport recognition machines, which Brits can’t use since Brexit, they will be able to use them again, as if they are still EU residents, so they won’t have to queue. This has already been done in Portugal. Another 500 police who man the passport desks are going to be drafted in to speed up the process at main airports. There are less problems in Spain with airline and airport staff being sacked, as the ERTE scheme in Spain paid 70% of a worker’s wages, providing the employer kept them on their books and employed them for Fernando Grande-Marlaska does accept that there a minimum of six months after they returned to needs to be more passport control police, but he work. states that there is normally an increase as the tourist season progresses every year. He states The Spanish airline ‘Iberia’ is part of the IAG group that the extra 500 police will be increased that includes British Airways, and they claim that progressively at the airport in Madrid (an extra 189 15,000 passengers have been badly affected since police), Barcelona (90), Alicante, Valencia, Malaga, March and were unable to get on their flights in Menorca, Mallorca, Ibiza, Tenerife South, Lanzarote Madrid, with problems at Alicante, Málaga, Tenerife South, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria. He points South and Palma. They delay take-off when they out that in 2019 the total peak number of passport can, to get passengers on-board who have been control police was 1,450 and currently there are held up. They have delayed flights to the US on 1,225. many occasions, and recently a flight to Buenos Aires was delayed as ten minutes before the He concludes that complaints to the National Police scheduled departure time 100 passengers had not and to Aena that passengers have missed flights boarded. Iberia accept that this can have a knock- are very few, and most passengers have boarded on effect with following flights. alternative flights.

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‘Civil Unions’ in Spain

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on-married couples in Spain, who can be a heterosexual couple or of the same sex, in a stable relationship, can register this and become known as a ‘de facto’ (Latin for “existing in fact”) couple, also known as “Parejas de hecho.”

partner is to inherit, they are not in the categories where no tax or some small amount of tax is due. An entirely unrelated person (in law) pays a hefty amount of tax on a sliding scale that can be 28% or more.

The official definition is “A ‘de facto’ couple is a union between two people who want to live together in a stable way, in a relationship similar to the conjugal one, but who have not contracted marriage, and who record it officially in a registry”. There are many advantages of doing this, and the most important is that in Spanish law they are basically considered to have the same rights as a married couple. Couples can register themselves at a town hall (99% of town halls keep this register) or at the Territorial Delegation of the Ministry of Health and Families in Almería city. There is quite a paper chase of course, but the first requirements are that one of them must be on the padrón (the official list of inhabitants in each municipality) and an official resident of Spain, and the couple must have lived together for 12 months. In in Almería province, 228 couples registered themselves at the Almería city delegation and 401 couples did this at their town halls. 355 couples were both Spanish, 189 were between a Spaniard and a non-Spanish person, and in 85 cases neither person was Spanish. Inheritance laws for a pareja de hecho are the same as when one married person dies, and in Andalucía the amount that a spouse can inherit without paying tax is 1 million euros. If a nonregistered couple have assets such as a joint ownership of a property, money in bank accounts, other assets, or ownership of items such as a valuable vehicle, there can be major complications in the event of one person dying. UK nationals have “free disposition” of their assets and they are not bound by the strict regulations that apply when a Spaniard dies. However, if there is a will where the intention is that the non-registered

Another consideration that has been in the news lately is the entitlement to a widow’s pension. A pareja de hecho survivor is entitled to a pension, but the couple must have been together for at least five years and have been registered as a pareja de hecho for two years before the death. This is completely different to a married couple as in the event of the death of one partner the right to a widow’s pension has no such time limits. There is a debate about this, as some politicians and family lawyers think this is entirely unfair. Other advantages of being a pareja de hecho is that health treatment is available to both of them, and if there is a rental contract, a survivor has the right to have it continue and be put in their name. In the event of children, both of them have the right to maternity and paternity entitlement, and there is the right to have time off work if one of them dies (or a close family member), or one of them is in hospital. For all these reasons, becoming a pareja de hecho or a ‘de facto’ couple has many benefits that don’t exist otherwise.

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BUILDING SERVICES ABS Steve Ennis ....................................................687 846016 BEREAVEMENT/WILL SERVICES Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202

BICYCLE SALES & HIRE

Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Art’n’Build ................................................................641 679728 Bédar Directo ............................................................689 702916 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations ........................644 389255 / 672 379960 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 052944 BLINDS see Awnings & Blinds Dan (Almanzora area) ................................................692 596681 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 BOATS & NAUTICAL Veramotor S.A. ............................................................950 392552 David Pritchard Construcciones ........617 698418 / 662 046497 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Bikespin (Huércal-Overa) ................. 950 927678 / 662 543056 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Rock & Road (Garrucha) .............................850 992805 / 628 2633389 Rodeca Bike Zone ..................................................950 132525 Weekend Sport (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 460738

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CAR WASH & VALETING 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 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 118043 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 M13 ............................................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nail It ........................................................................621 252997 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 BUTCHERS Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 478409

CARPENTRY

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 Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553

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

CAR HIRE

CATERING / EVENTS

Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 See also Wedding & Party Planning Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 994435 Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 851135

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CLEANING SERVICES

CATTERY see Kennels CBD SPECIALISTS

Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 CBD Natural (Huércal Overa) ..............950 882237 / 661 373684 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 Jan’s Domestic & Builders Cleaning .........................660 868467 Jones Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Shine Bright (Mojácar area) .....................................711 068645 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636 193256 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

CHILDREN & BABY

CLOTHING (Personalised)

Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 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

Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140

COMPUTERS

Androidez (Vera Playa) ..................950 042338 / 661 Advance Digital ........................................................616 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Don Robinson .........................................................646 In-Step (Arboleas) ...................................................634 330067 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 iPIE (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 500336 / 623 380187 IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 Paul Wieder (Mojácar) ..............................................617

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CONSERVATORIES AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…..........................677 152911 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Kim White (Turre) ………...........................................637 149659

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

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

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

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COUNSELLING / HEALING Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 120429 Anushree Krementz (Healing / Satsang) ...................672 721096 Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Chrissie Cremore (Reiki)............................................634 349638 Donald Mackinnon (Hypnotherapist) ........................628 651022 Emotional Freedom Technique .................................642 829305 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hypnotherapy (Karen) .............................................663 477658 Dr. Jane Thompson (Psychotherapy)...968 485729 / 618 920126

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

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CYCLING Zen Cycle Mojácar ....................................................643 722762

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

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

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 DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 847964 Susan Hales (Tarot) ............................................... 643 960118 1:1 Diet ............................................ 711 019507 / 660 373103 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Image (Helen) ....................................950 930192 / 665 178326 Dr. Wanda Broeshart ................................................610 243327 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 CRAFTS Slim Well Spain ..............................................0044 7794118214 Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 R.F. (Marquetry) .....................................................711 003476 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................643 563803

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

DIGGER HIRE See Excavation DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private)

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ......950 069032 / 678 811125 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 Carla García (Mojácar Playa) .................................662 257084 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 ChuchosChic (Mojácar) ........................950 168778 / 621 231369 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557

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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 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ............................................637 286176 Precious Perros Mobile Grooming (Aoife) ...............634 342470 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 Ulti-Mutt (Mojácar Playa) ...........+44 7894747657 / 634 332578 Vivancos Dog Grooming (Vera Playa) ......................608 178361

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

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

DVD & VIDEO Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647

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ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Eco1 (Garrucha) .........................................................627 690056 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 A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458

ENTERTAINERS Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 All Skas ....................................................................635 333387 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Andy Owen ...............................................................634 370388 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 Bob Rock ...................................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Carl Lewis ...............................................................634 364041 Carol George (Female Vocalist) ..............................634 285009 D n A Accoustic Duo .................................................634 366372 Debbie Davis ............................................................694 438917 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 Free Ride ...............................................................606 127424 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Geoff Murrell ..............................................................699 462859 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jack Law .................................................................689 750176 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 John Vincent - Sinatra tribute ..................................642 097532 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

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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.13)......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) (See p.4) 950 466112 / 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

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas (Albox) .........................950 169680 / 658 845741 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 BeniHomes (Albox) .....................................................950 500410 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 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 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 659 265907 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088

Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Mojácar Estates (See p.35)......................................950 478935

Mojácar Homes & Villas ..........................................634 330652 Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009

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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

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

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

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 Construcciones Y Excavaciones Petete ....................696 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 Okisur (Mojácar) (See p.31) .......................................950 472010 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 672431 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) .......950 336 769 / 620 368194 Realtors MB Spain ..................................................678 347125 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 SYM Spain (Albox) .................................................951 250574 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spanish Hideaways (Oria) ....................634 366672 / 676 604008 Spain Assured .....................................950 469622 / 634 300020 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789 MD Digger Hire & Construction.................................634

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FISH & CHIPS

EXCURSIONS

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

Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122 FISHING C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Pete Fishing Trips (Mojácar/Garrucha) …..................634 379173 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 760389 Rio 600 Boat Fishing (Sid & Graham). 647 020929 / 647 803030 Day Tours Almería ............................651 592836 / 645 253155 Mojácar Jeep Tours .................................................611 028716 FITNESS & DANCE Mountain Biking Spain …...............……637 831509 / 661 178656 See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) …..........……...……………..642 1185467 Alison .....................................................................666 273168 FABRICS Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Curtains with Style ...........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Material Girl Fabric Warehouse (Albox) ................0044 7393 665954 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 FASHION Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Garabatis (Children's) (Mojácar Playa) …..........………670 035630 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473137 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 473222

Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ...............0044 7596 063544 / 600 880525 Taylor’s Hats, Caps & Accessories (Mojácar) ..........950 475877

FINANCIAL SERVICES AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blacktower ...............................................................657 684094 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Kennedy Financial Services .....................................678 035992 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

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

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

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Sol Supermercado (Albox) …................................….711 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 The Best Catch (English Fish Supplier) ...................643 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680

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FLORISTS Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 472108 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637 393873

FROZEN FOOD SUPPLIER Valero Alonso (Antas) ..............................................950 453316

FUNCTION VENUES Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954

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

FUNERAL COMPANIES CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….............617 456259 / 617 456335

Curtains with Style .........................950 069032 / 678 811125 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Funeral Homes Robles (Cuevas) ..............................657 921383 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias (Vera) 950 390884 / 607 705672 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

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GARDENS

Abodes (Mojácar Playa) (See p.5)...............................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 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678 083491

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Darryl Primo Gardens ...............................................643 371630 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs .(See p.17)........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ..............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

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.17)..........850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) ...........950 147763

Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Saxon’s Garden Maintenance ............618 920126 / 968 485729 The Tidy Gardener .................... 0044 7957167633 / 634 318369 Xtreme Cleans Property Care ..................................634 328911

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

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GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041

Martin D’Archivio (Mojácar) .......................................635 446460 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 531821 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676 256923

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

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

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY GAS TANK SUPPLIERS Gas Alboran ..........................................656 662000 / 950 259382

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

Pralirium (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................676 298043

GLASS CURTAINS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….…...........................677 152911 SpeedyFit .......................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 Amazing Nails .........................................................641 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 Angela Ellis - Holistic Therapist ...............................642 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..........................950 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................643 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950

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GLAZING (Supply & Repair) AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 SpeedyFit ............................................950 472357 / 600 006032

GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING Cash4Gold ...............................................................643 844247 Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 GOLF COURSES Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 655600 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ............................... 644 505210 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 479176 Desert Springs ........................................................637 861591 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin ......................656 646257 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 133235 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Valle del Este ...........................................................950 398743 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 GOLF TUITION Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 479176 Forever Chic (Palomares)(See p.35) .....................601 634193

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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

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) ......................647 247494 / 950 092604 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171 Holistic Treatments (Ali) ...........................................634 308906 HIRE Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jackie Miles Kirby …..................................………….642 829269 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Mojácar) ..................641 679728 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See front cover)......634 322475 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 HOME CARERS see also Nursing Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Angels Nursing Care ..........................850 993849 / 711 080462 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons ..............................................643 790511 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Helping Hands Mojacar ............................................678 590988 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Indalo Care Group .....................................................634 332824 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nicole Andreano (Las Buganvillas) (see p.7) .............675 622216 Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Opulence (La Alfoquía) ….................................…...711 061763 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) .650 092766 / 950 618129 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261 Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 The Salon (Albox) ..............................950 717938 / 685 652222 VaVa Yoga y Más (Vera) ........................................ 643 102335 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645

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

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HOTELS & HOSTALS Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 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 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 Hotel Playa (Mojácar) ..................................................600 350382 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ...........................950 478265 / 950 478 229 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

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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

García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806908 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Helvetia ...................................................................673 063798 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

HYGIENE & FOOD HANDLING Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990

INSURANCE Adeslas ............................................950 472701 / 633 431900 Albox Insurance .......................................................950 121943

Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 ASSSA Seguros (Vera) ...............................……………950 392487 Asisa (Vera) ................................................................950 391950 Axa .....................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090

Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros (See p.23) .......................................913 422549 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399

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INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner .........................................................603 624659 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

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERNET TV Connexions (Turre) ...............................................950 479502 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 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

Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Mojácar Interpreting ................................................617 830513 Parsons Knows ........................................................672 668803 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

IRONING

Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Pressed for Time ......................................................711 065805 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 JEWELLERY Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 430871 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) .............950 634388 / 627 635514 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 460636 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950 132543

KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET SITTING

Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745 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

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

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LAUNDERETTES

KEY CUTTING

Anteva (Mojácar Playa) .......................850 984888 / 605 179179 Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................711 051400

KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ....................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 232186 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 136950 Complete Renovations .....................644 389255 / 672 379960 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 447730 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824

LAUNDERIES City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 Clean Team Laundry Service ...................................634 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950

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LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Almería Documents Direct (Arboleas) ....850 991411 / 616 293334 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

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

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Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568

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Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................................697 243181 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 Rodriguez Paris (Antas) ..........................................950 619039 LOGS FOR SALE Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 932078 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) ….........................................616 044719 Leñas Reke (Los Gallardos) ....................................687 772898 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 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616 855294 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

MARKETING

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

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

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 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358

MASSAGE 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

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

LOCKSMITHS

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

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 MEALS DELIVERED Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 Dine In .......................... ..................................+44 7487392926 NEWSAGENTS Hannah’s Kitchen ....................................................642 142745 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 METAL WORK Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 231644 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 431738 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 109986 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 834064 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949

MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

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Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 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 OPTICIANS Hispavan (Antas) ......................................................687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

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

NURSING see also Home Carers Angels Nursing Care ..........................850 993849 / 711 080462

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 460665 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 472285 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950 385082 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 133865 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

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 Eddy Venner ............................................................711 035030 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Jay the Painter ........................................................697 176787 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 Pinturas Chano ..................................677 082787 / 662 580295 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 Opticalia Aisa (Garrucha) .........................................695 473333 PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Pet Tag Engraving ...................................................711 006027 OSTEOPATHS Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) .................................695 355381 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 VetCare (Vera Playa) .................................................950 775102 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES Osteo Maestra (Arboleas) ......................................950 449451 Sanatura (Albox) .................................610 269162 / 642 809453 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 PAINTING & DECORATING Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 El Studio Primo ..................................643 371630 / 643 517001 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Frank Millar Photography & Videographer …................642 107953

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com 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

Los Gurullos Pizzeria (Mojácar) ................................950 968242 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................642 767122 Memoli (Vera Playa) ..........…………..950 093017 / 603 804676 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) .............................................950 102472 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ......................................950 478401 PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo) ..630 314400 / 661 604220 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Valentino’s (Mojácar Playa) .........................................621 279251 Servidea 2020 (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 399726 PLASTERERS Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 David Pritchard Construcciones ..........617 698418 / 662 046497 Pukka plastering (Almanzora area) ...........................692 596681

PHYSIOTHERAPY

PLUMBERS Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 Bédar Directo .............................................................689 702916 Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

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

PICTURE FRAMING Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 450215 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 120506 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 615224 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478517 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................663 304531 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 Gondola (La Alfoquía) ….....................……………..643 136117 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Ilario Imperial (Mojácar Playa) ...............................….950 478098 Jardin (Vera Playa) .................................................950 467023 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928

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

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 601 634192 / 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

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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 Almeria Accommodation (Turre)..+44 (0) 7956 544591 / 711 020708

POSTAL SERVICES Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover)............….950 478643 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 Postbox Terreros ....................................................621 285212 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..................................951 250574 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 162709 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Sello Gráfico (Mojácar Playa) ..................................607 424452

PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 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

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

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com 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

Primos Property Services .......................643 517001 / 643 371 630 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ............................634 316068 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 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 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 092603 / 687 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950

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

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

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

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

310512 280268 049524 819213 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 821002 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 Wanderers Transport and Storage ..UK 0044 7906852325 / 623 300425

RESTAURANTS & BARS See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Agua Amarga La Chumbera ............................................................634 676298 Los Tarahis (Beachbar) .............................................950 138235 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Albox Bar Lepanto .......................................642 859040 / 950 120261 Chapman’s ..............................................................950 091188 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 Elephant Cafe ...........................................................699 090183 Gran Muralla (Chinese) ...........................................950 120166 Happy Garden (Chinese/Asian). ................................950 120851 La Cena ……........................................……………..950 430930 La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993 La Parrilla ................................................................950 430024 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 430145 Restaurante Virgen del Saliente ................................669 300291 Scrumptious ...............................................................608 543866 Taberna Topares ........................................................647 443248 TCs .............................................................................642 347943 Indalo Transport ......................................................950 821002 Terraza Lamarlo ........................................................670 306290 Items For Sale Mojácar ..................694 439275 / 950 478753 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639 231507 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 The Taj (Indian) ........................................................950 633278 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 Alfaix Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 La Venta de Alfaix .....................................................671 272464 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Antas Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Arboleas Aroma Cafe Bistro .................................................850 Bar Limaria ..............................................................950 Harley’s ...................................................................642 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690 Nueva Trinidad ........................................................642

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Bédar

Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 El Palacio ..................................................................641 Meson Verfran ...........................................................950 Miraflores ..................................................................950 Oasis Pool Bar ...........................................................693

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Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo

Aku Aku (Beachbar) (See p.6)...............950 478981 / 634 979360 El Cortijo ...................................................................950 398108 Alma Beach Club ......................................................674 665806 El Paso ................................................678 868963 / 950 469409 Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 475899 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Ankara Beach Terrace ..............................................950 473042 Cabrera Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 Riad Cabrera ………………….....................................950 092042 Aurora (Beachbar) ....................................................950 472163 BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Cerro Gordo Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169 Badgers ................................................678 141556 / 950 478525

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

Cucador La Vida

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

Desert Springs Resort El Torrente Restaurant ........................................……950 091546

El Campico (Bédar-Lubrin) La Montaña ...............................................................950 398856

El Pilar de Lubrin Restaurante Albar ....................................................647 877091

El Pinar

Balti Tower ll ..........................................................632 246365 Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673 Bar Luz ....................................................................950 027844 Bellagio Sports Bar ...................................................950 472342 Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 460588 Bellavista ..................................................................950 478800 Casa Adriana ......................................637 099475 / 950 133154 Bocaina Beach Club .................................................950 527597 Chino Peking (Chinese) .............................................950 132948 Botaniq ...................................................................681 127504 GBG ……………...................................950 132625 / 639 915993 Bowen Resto Bar .............................. 666 406203 / 634 357654 Góndola ....................................................................950 133928 Cabo Norte ..............................................................665 891772 La Cantina de Floor ....................................................950 132757 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Maui Gastro ….................................................………950 460882 Cafe Familiar Mojácar ..............................................950 377586 Nautico …................................................................687 918669 Cala Marina (Beachbar) ...........................................689 572249 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 460604 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 477797 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 617131 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 133043 Casa Flor .................................................................626 353147 Tierra y Mar .............................................................643 463940 Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Huércal-Overa Cheers…………....................................................…….643 664077 Chiringuito Kiosko Bar El Parque ...........................677 403224 Enoteca Crisbe ...................................950 134100 / 607 338460 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 Hotel Overa .............................................................950 470879 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614

La Alfoquía Gondola .................................................……………..643 136117 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 The Heathers ......................................624 215330 / 642 835993

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

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Chiringuito Manacá (Beachbar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 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 Anzuelo ...............................................................950 283401 El Barrio Libre .........................................................670 694728 El Cid (Beachbar) ..............................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Deseo ..................................................................629 287265 El Gaucho ................................................................663 304531 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................691 628061 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738

Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Los Gurullos Pizzeria .............................................950 968242 Levante .....................................................................950 615224 Lua Beach Club ...........................................………… 950 472643 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mesón El Que Faltaba ...............................................950 478806 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Marama .....................................................................606 615435 Marcelo Entre Tapas ............................673 744249 / 950 027218 Martín Morales ..............................................................950 478812 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604

Fusion Beach ...........................................................950 615224 Ganesha (Indian) ...................................................602 006977 Gastro Malabar (See p.6) ........................................950 472970 Habana 1957 ...........................................................850 987214 Hola Ola (Beachbar) ................................................664 097279 Ilario Imperial (Italian) ..............................................950 478098 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 475360 Koi …...........................................................................950 615452 Kontiki (Beachbar) .................................................617 774330 Kukis .........................................................................950 377076 La Bohemia .............................................................677 659072 La Cabaña ................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 615030 La Cava ...................................................................950 472181 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562449 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Paratá ...................................................................950 375590

Mohana (See p.4) ....................................................677 420108 Neptuno Beach Club ..............................................…616 005387 Omega ................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 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 Puerto Madero Tapas Bar ........................................950 884617 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Rose & Crown .........................................................950 973436 Rusty Nail ...............................................................662 153813 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s El Tropico ...................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Shea’s Restaurant & Bar (See p.7) ...........................950 478186 Sol y Arena (Beachbar) .............................................950 478308 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Emerald Isle ....................................................634 387178 The Irish Rover ..........................................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden ...................................................685 022011 Tito’s (Beachbar) .......................................................950 615030 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister .................................................………………600 006032 Valentino’s (Italian) ...................................................621 279251 Valery (See p.15) .....................................................662 968460

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Valle del Este Golf Hole in One Karen’s Bar ..........................................950 461068 Sawadee Thai .........................................................634 393235

Vera Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760

Vera Playa

Lorena’s ...................................................................634 345353

Armony Beach Club .................................................617 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 Bar La Reva ..........................................................618 Benitos/La Alcazaba ..................................................633 Chiringuito Cositas ..................................................610 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................950 Gnomo Feliz II ..........................................................950 KOA/Blue Parrot ......................................................611 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 Lua Puerto Rey ........................................................950 Maraú Beach Club ……................................…………671 Paradise Bar/Chiringuito ...........................................667 Pizzeria Jardin ..........................................................950 Yaho (Thai / Asian) .................................................645

Pueblo Laguna

Vera Playa (Las Buganvillas / Pueblo Laguna)

Palomares 102 Tapas Bar …………....................950 467745 / 615 157905. Akua .......................................................................621 210854 Asagía Asador .........................................................662 305051 Monika’s Bar .......................................950 467720 / 659 672615 La Dulce Casa ….............................950 618059 / 950 467768 The Oasis ............................................950 467381 / 676 365010

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

Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa

New Bistro ................................................................608 921287 Dragon Chino ............................................................950 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566 La Colonial ……………….........................................….950 Dee’$ Dollar Bar ........................................................950 San Juan de Los Terreros Costa Tranquila (Beachbar) ......................................620 236798 Memoli Pizzeria ......................………..950 093017 / 603 La Geoda ..................................................................673 020159 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637

745021 642856 541115 530453 959770 467541 462540 482966 642856 478202 580340 554957 467023 018403 133226 133918 372295 804676 255978

Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622 807809

Turre Alice’s Bar ……….......................................................620 Casa Adelina ............................................................950 Chili ...........................................................................950 Ciringuito Extreme .....................................................673 Doner Kebab ............................................................603

876485 479153 468425 617732 527699

Vera Playa (Naturista) Bar Oh La La! .........................................................616 338355 Chiringuito Naturista ................................................950 397726 La Golondrina ............................................................683 342376 Puntonat ..................................................................636 401424

Villaricos Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 467590 Don Tadeo ..................................................................950 467105

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Sew n Sew Susie (Albox area) ..........950 930643 / 633 683872 The Sewing Room ....................................................607 375697

ROOFING

SHOE REPAIRS

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 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Sepserve (All areas) …..............................................675

442695 088966 768587 366355 390732 838808

Ark Roofing ...............................................................634 379173 Keys Copy Centre (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472982

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

RUGS & CARPETS

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.5)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096

SKIP HIRE

RURAL TOURISM

Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Servacon .....................................................................950

914257 844425 479185 475853

SATELLITE TV

SNOOKER HALLS

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 261240

ABC (A Better Climate) ......................647 247494 / 950 092604 CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 SOLAR ENERGY GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 Bédar Directo ..........................................................689 702916 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 472947 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.43) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 Ecocorp (See p.33) .................................................671 716597 Tweaks (Albox) .........................................................620 040331 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 468230 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.41)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.41)........................................627 907207

SOLICITORS

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

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

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEWING Alice .........................................................................620 876485 Alexis Shillinglaw .....................................................634 361874 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 Solo Style ...............................................................626 319907

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

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

SURVEYORS Survey Andalucía (Architect Daniel González) ............686 846624

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

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

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TELECOMMUNICATIONS Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 Androidez (Vera Playa) ..................950 042338 / 661 375489 Connexions (Turre) ...................................................950 479502 Indalphone .............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608 Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Orange (Vera) ...........................................................950 393538 Next .............................................................................950 479369 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services

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 Lessons …………............+44 7930 373786 / 667 208677 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) ..647 677097 Step by Step Language Centre (Mojácar) ...................600 565284

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

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

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

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

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

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 UNIFORMS Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 VAN & MAN HIRE Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

See also Removals & Storage

TRANSLATING - see Interpreters TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 IIndalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 K.Morris (Vera) ............................0035 711004024 / 0044 7759692010 Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 Exclusive Airport Shuttles ........................................950 092602 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682 Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) ............................…..950 475757 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 The Almería Focus is the magazine Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343 that everyone keeps to hand.

TUITION Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 ELC Education & Language Centre ........................669 English tuition & conversation (TEFL) (Vera) ............642 Espanglish ...............................................................950

033106 294342 314316 390037

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

VEHICLE REPAIRS Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209 Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912 Go Car (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335 NV Transmatix (Antas El Real) ..................850 989958 / 631 556955

The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253

VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517

VEHICLE SALES AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …......................667 439671 AutoFex (Arboleas) ....................................................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Reparbox (DIY) (Antas El Real) ...............................687 879744 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.95) .670 038580 / 950 393170 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Stop Car (Mojácar) ......................................................950 500734 Pink House (La Concepción) ..............622 288750 / 681 095096 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

VETS

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

Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920 Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 456548 Clinica Nexo (Albox) .......950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Nexo (Olula del Rio) ..950 441819 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 Movet (Mobile) .........................................................644 672782

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Free directory entries: WhatsApp 667 80 11 40 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 322526 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Time 2 Shine (Mojácar & surrounding area) 634 615753 / 639 465450 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665

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

Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 VetCare (Vera Playa) ...............................................950 775102 Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 Screenmasters (See p.41)......….….........................677 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600

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WINES Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……..............................….950 Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 Typical Gourmet (Mojácar) .......................................950 Vinoteca Delicatessen (Garrucha) ...........................637

925655 617131 265092 472108 393873

WOOD & PELLET STOVES

Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781

Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 WATER (Tanker Delivery) Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 Sierra Cabrera Water ........................651 994419 / 608 057941 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028

WATER PARK

Aquavera (Vera Playa) ............................................950 467337

ZOO & PARK

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

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

WEB SERVICES MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Mojácar Web Services ..............................................633 202248

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James .......................................................................678 988812

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Community News to regular visitors and holiday makers, covering the 5k Mojácar Paseo. All ages, nationalities and speeds are welcome! We also have a road cycling group, a triathlon group and a group of sea swimmers. If you would like more information, please contact Kevin on ironmankev08@gmail.com and follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook .com /groups/490933409244200.

The Garrucha Roundabout

Los Bandidos Storm Sorbas

The junction into and out of Garrucha on the main A-370 road going to Mojácar and Las Buganvillas has been a “black spot” for years with many accidents and fatalities. Finally, there is going to be a roundabout that will be 37m in diameter designed in accordance with regulation from the Ministry of Transport, and at night there will be eight street lights. The cost of the roundabout and modification to the roads is 400,000 euros. Apart from normal vehicle traffic, there are a very large number of lorries going to the port and then returning. Eventually there will be a dedicated road from Los Gallardos to the port solely for lorry traffic.

Thirteen of Los Bandidos runners took on the third race in the Circuito de Carreras Populares Diputación de Almería 2022 in Sorbas, on Saturday, June 12th. The 9k race started at 8pm, just as the evening started to cool down. The hilly route went through the town, then along a long rambla, round a few puddles then up a steady climb of nearly 5k, before finishing on a long, steep downhill with the final sprint up hill to the finish line. We won three raffle prizes and the ladies came home Vera Excavations with five trophies, which were individually made at one of the local potteries. Granada University archaeologists and students have been excavating the ‘La Vieja’ site of the old The winner finished in an impressive 32:16, with Mojácar town. As well as this, they have been the first lady in 41:40, and 144 runners crossed working on the outskirts of Vera at the Cerro de the finish line. Trophies were awarded to 1st, 2nd Espiritu Santo site, where the very large statue and 3rd places in each age group as well as to the is situated. In 1518 an earthquake totally destroyed overall winners. the city, then called ‘Bayra’. Vera council have classified the site as being of major Cultural Full results: https://www.cruzandolameta.es Heritage Importance and are funding a six-year /clasificaciones/v2/resultados/sorbas-circuito- excavation project between April and October de-carreras-populares-diputacion-de-almeria-2022- each year, at a cost of 1.3 million euros. The site --1569/4687/ is unique in that there has never been any previous exploration by archaeologists, so everything Los Bandidos is a local group, set up by Kevin Rowe discovered dates from 1518. The team will be in June 2018. The group started with a small looking for fortifications, mosques, cemeteries, number of regulars and has grown with runners, cultural buildings, markets and industries, apart joggers and walkers, from permanent residents from normal houses.

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Community News Productions Pay PAWS-PATAS Plenty! incredible imagination is already scribbling down

the next episode. For further information visit Shoestring Productions on Facebook at: The cat and dog Animal Shelter continues to face https://www.facebook.com/Shoestringproductio a mountain of maintenance issues in order to keep nsmojacar the place safe, secure and working efficiently for all the animals plus the home and oversea volunteers. Receiving the welcomed cash, Janet Franklin, PAWSIt’s a mighty blessing when the public offer their PATAS Treasurer who has been involved with the Photo by Aaron having Baglietto from financial support. Although their outlets in Mojácar, animal charity for 33 years said, “Apart Turre and Las Buganvillas manage to raise a to care for so many cats and dogs, we are in dire continuous amount of money due to generous need of money for so much shelter reparation. At donations; fundraising events and general monetary the tip of the iceberg, we need to completely renew offers are vital. Recently, two local drama groups the electric and sewage systems, and we need new did just that raising a total of 1,850 euros! fencing and urgently build a new cat quarantine unit. It’s a constant battle to ‘keep the wheels Shoestring Productions founder, octogenarian, turning’, so on behalf of the Executive Committee James Dale-Grey who has just reached the delightful and all our hard-working volunteers, we are age of 87 has managed to “Do It Again” with his extremely grateful to receive this incredible amount fourth production of the Hotel La Resistance trilogy! of money”. The plots are totally bonkers and performed by Indalo Players...Jack and the Beanstalk...Murder in the Panto eccentric thespians who want to make you laugh, snigger and titter and help you put the woes of the world on the “back burner” for a while. The four shows of “At It Again” at the Puntazo Hotel raised a mighty 1,200 euros from nightly raffles and a percentage of ticket sales. Jim and the cast not only aim to entertain local folk but are also passionate about raising much needed funds for our charity which they have done for the past five years. Jim is already at the “starting block” and his Formed 25 years ago, the Indalo Players group by Chrissie Cremore

Shoestring Productions Sue Osman giving PAWS-PATAS Janet Franklin 1200 euros with writer Jim Dale-Grey plus cat and dog volunteers at the animal shelter.

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brought together old and new members to perform “Murder in the Panto” written by local lad Bill White. There was the usual blend of fun and laughter, plus enough clues to unite fierce debate about “who did it!” amongst the audience. Raffle proceeds from the four shows performed at The Kimrick in Mojácar, and Miraflores in Los Gallardos, raised an amazing 650 euros. By public demand, more shows will be performed at the end of the year and early 2023. Visit Indalo Players on Facebook. For further information regarding volunteering, donating, etc visit www.paws-patas.org. To foster or adopt, visit cats@paws-patas.org or dogs@paws-patas.org. For abused/abandoned animals please contact your local police.


What’s On Almería The Almería Fería and Fiesta in honour of the Virgin del Mar (Virgin of the Sea) takes place from Saturday, August 20th until Saturday, August 27th. Every day, the ‘Feria del Mediodía’ is an event where all the bars in the centre of Almeria city and on the beach put on special tapas starting at midday, intended to offer the best of the Andalucía cuisine, along with street performers. At night, events move to the Recinto Ferial (Festival site) where there is music, concerts with famous per formers, stalls, children’s activities and a fairground. Admission to the site is free. At midnight on Saturdays, August 20th and 27th there are firework displays, and also at midnight Wednesday, August 24th, on the beach. There is a pottery display starting on Wednesday 24th until the Saturday, that attract potters from all over Spain, Morocco and Portugal. There are also folklore dance performances all week that feature popular traditional dancing in the Mediterranean tradition and style,

and there are bullfights each day with famous bullfighters from all over Spain. The feria site is at Avenida de la Vega de Aca, Almería city near the Mediterranean Games Stadium.

The Almería Teatro Cervantes is staging an event with the internationally famous Spanish Pop group Hombres G, who join forces with the Taburete group at the Almería Fería (Festival site) on August 24th at 10pm. Tickets are 38 euros.

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The popular singer Malu is in concert on August 26th at 10pm at the Fería (Festival site). Tickets are 35, 55 and 59 euros. The baritone David Menéndez accompanied by Geogio Celenza on the piano perform various works considered to be outstanding examples of Spanish vocal art, from composers including Tosti, Turina, Obradors and Miquel Ortega. The concert is on July 10th at 9.30pm in the Almería Cathedral cloister and tickets are 15 euros.


What’s On Mojácar Flamenco Dance show, Mojácar Pueblo, every Thursday at 8pm. Male and Female dancers. Two parts. Flamenco Show with 3 course dinner 25 euros. Ticket only 15 euros including wine or beer. Bookings in English via 0034 687480694. Restaurant Mariquita III, next door to Pavana.

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The Almería city CoolturalFest event is from August 19th-21st. Headline artists include Nathy Peluso, Rozalén, Rigoberta Bandini, Marban, Sexy Zebras, Varry Brava and Iván Ferreiro. At the time of going to press there were only a few tickets available and the event is expected to be sold out. Tickets from https://www.coolturalfest. c o m o r w w w. t a q u i l l a . c o m /entradas/cooltural-fest. The festival takes place near to the beach and the Maestro Padilla auditorio. 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

The Dreambeach Festival takes place from July 13th-17th, not in August as in other years. Tickets for 1 day only from www.dream beach.es cost 35 euros on Thursday 14th, 45 euros on Friday 15th, and 50 euros on Saturday 16th. (All prices exclude a 10% fee). Tickets purchased in 2020 or 2021 when the event was cancelled are valid for this year. from 2hrs before performances at the venue or from www.ticket master.es or call 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. t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m

Zurgena As part of series of flamenco concerts organised by the Almería diputación (County council) the Anabel Veloso company perform at the Plaza del Olmo, Zurgena, on Saturday, August 6th at 10pm.

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Miscellaneous PAWS-PATAS The second hand book sale at Scotty's El Tropico is held on the second Tuesday of the month, 10.30am - 1pm. All proceeds to stray cat neutering.

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What’s On Market Days Huércal-Overa, Antas, Berja Monday: Tuesday: Albox, Los Gallardos, Cuevas del Almanzora Wednesday: Mojácar, Bédar, Lubrin, Vélez Blanco, Palomares, Tabernas Thursday: Cuevas del Almanzora, Olula del Río, Carboneras, Sorbas Friday: Garrucha, Turre, Zurgena Saturday: Aguilas, Vera, Arboleas, Vélez Rubio Sunday: Villaricos, Purias, San Juan de los Terreros, Fines

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Saturday: Sunday:

Los Llanos, between Arboleas & Albox Chiringuito Extreme, Hostal Rural, Turre

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar First and Third Thursday of every month Almanzora Group of Friends (except July and August) at 11am Coffee Library and Information Centre and Chat at the Cokkia Restaurant Tues - Fri, 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, (opposite Neptuno) on the Playa. ExBarrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English Forces and non-Service people are all Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly welcome to our social get-togethers. magazine, monthly quiz, trips. We often hold lunches and other events www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: which we publicise at the coffee Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 602 mornings and on local media. For any 495 306 enquiries ring the Secretary on 634372294 or email mojacar.secretary Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who @rbl.community. For welfare advice and meet for lunch every Wednesday in the help for the ex-Forces community in Mojácar area. Tel. Cynthia 693 789 742 need of support email SpainNorth CommunitySupport@rbl.community. Our Almeria Link Friendship Group main effort is to collect money for the Membership is free and open to all. We Poppy Appeal, if you wish to hold an meet at weekends in the Mojacar area event in aid of the Poppy Appeal or help to enjoy dining experiences and form the Branch at our collection points in friendships. New members are always October and November please email welcome. Please contact Bob on Mojacar.Committee1@rbl.community 950472551 or ring 699953222. WOW Women on Wednesday The Royal British Legion - Zurgena Scotty’s, Mojácar Playa, 2pm. Get & District Branch together, buy, sell, swap, meet new people. Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, first Thursday Dames in Huércal Overa 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal Rural, Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494

Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. www.indaloh3.com Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: www.gendaireikispain.com Ancestry Club for Beginners & Intermediate Tel. 634 309 590 Mojácar Bridge Club Mondays at Miraflores Camping. 1pm for tapas, 2pm start. Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 174 Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com

of the month, 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBL secretary@yahoo.co.uk. See www.british legion.org.uk/branches/zurgena

Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Dee’s Dollar Bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos presentations, themes and challenges. Almanzora No Dames in Turre 12pm, last Tuesday in the month, Hostal Association campaigning for the Open to all levels, training available for Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for legalisation of homes in the Almanzora beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 local charities. New members & guests Valley built without proper authority. or mpg@funnell.eu welcome. Chairman, Barbara Wardley, Meeings on 3rd Saturday of every other 950 529 168. Secretary, Moira Armatage month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 +34 711 007 192, mogsy2009@live.com 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Vera Photo Club First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Turre Mojácar Community Library Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, (opposite the Vet), 10am - 12.30pm. Presentations by invited speakers, field 11am - 1pm . trips, instruction, studio photography, Flamenco Forum for English monthly assignments and exhibitions. Speakers on Facebook. Information and events. All levels welcome. Phone Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. Tel: 687 480 694 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.

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. 678 574 579

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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 630740502 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

Support Groups & Charities

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

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

Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: Age Support Almanzora 652 293 269 Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573 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

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

New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family Sunseed A hands-on practical centre for low- learning to love one another. Sunday impact living and environmental service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas tel. 685 628 184 near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 Living Water Church Mojacar Playa

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

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

Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible study, Tuesday 10am. Prayer, Wednesday 5pm. Cafe Church, Thursday 11am to 1 p m . S e e Fa c e B o o k o r v i s i t www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com

Universal Wonderful Street Academy NGO that supports street children in Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154 Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com

Aguaviva Evangelical Church Near the health Centre, opposite BiciBox, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 Walk for Life Arboleas 560 544 If you have been diagnosed with cancer New Life Church, Huercal-Overa or have a loved one who has, and need We are a Jesus centred church family help or support contact our welfare learning to love one another. Sunday team. Email irenewalk4life@icloud.com service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu Tel. 643 63 81 77. If you want to tel. 685 628 184 volunteer to help at any of our events and become a Friend of Walk for Life Roman Catholic Masses These canbe found on www.misas.org email claire.walk4life@gmail.com Tel 644602249. 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

Line Dancing Salon de Actos, Centro de Usos Multiples, Mojacar. Fridays, 4–7pm. Beginners welcome. Contact: Glynis 648217503 or Mary Beth 661671526 or strictlylinedancingmojacar@gmail .com

Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Yoga with Ashlí Turre, Vera & private. 643102335

Yoga Therapy Independent Theatre Group with Portia Oliver. Tel: 681301474 Always looking for new people, novices www.portiaoliver.es & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or email independenttheatre@hotmail.com

Eleanor & Gilly's Line Dance Class Chapman’s Bar, Albox, 2pm- 3-45pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003.

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

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. Carrie Ann 627279584 www.carrieanngreen.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

Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433

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.) Orquesta Ciudad de Vera. 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 on Saturday mornings. See www.ocv.org.es for details. 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

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

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 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. 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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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 Bowling Club de Zurgena Visitors always welcome to come and Friendly, social and competitive bowling, join in the fun on Wednesdays and all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. Saturdays. Tel Lynn Sefton on 667 349 com. www.zurgenabc.com 908 or email raylynnsefton@gmail.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club www.cabreralbc.com Albox Club de Tenis Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. First class facilities with all levels of Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de bowling catered for. Visit our website Tenis http://www.indalobowlingclub.org Cabrera Tennis Club Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody www.cabreratennisclub.com welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo with coffee at 9:30. Contact Janet Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 627204422, janlawspain@yahoo.co.uk Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Aguilón Amigos Golf Club Aguilon Golf Course on Mondays, Padel tennis lessons Wednesdays and Fridays teeing off just At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 before 9am. If you would like to play 691 email aguilonamigos2021@gmail.com PartyLevante Sailing Club Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small Badgers Golf Society Mojácar We play every Wednesday and alternate groups. Email info@partylevante.com Saturdays. All are welcome. Contact Paul or call 680942141 www.partylevante Cunningham on (0044) 7775837453 .com WhatsApp or badgersmojacar@mail.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Boxers Golf Society Albox Come and join us out on the water All welcome to join us as members or sailing or crewing our safety boat. Every guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Sunday at 10:30 in the boat park at the Albox on Saturday mornings or email north end of Garrucha harbour. peterstooks@avired.com Email info@santaireneclubdevela.com Forum 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 Plays friendly events at local courses Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. gymnastics , competitive levels, pre www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com school and adults. Fully qualified coach. From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or Golfing Guapas Society info@adelanteartisitca.es Ladies golf society. New members www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook welcome. Contact Vivien Parker, Adelante Gimnasia artistica. 683 558 696 Walking Football Club Valle del Este Golf Society. Turre football ground, 9.30am, Monday, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact for training, exercise & playing. Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 www.fclosamigos.com Marina Phoenix Golf Society Los Bandidos Visitors welcome Mondays and Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Email marinaphoenixgs@gmail.com Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 @gmail.com

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Arboleas Table Tennis Club Mon/Wed/Fri, 9.30 - 10.30 am, building with blue door next to swimming pool bar, Arboleas. Beginners welcome. Contact Chairperson- Keith tel 634326350

Fitness & Martial Arts Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & 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 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 Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com WhatsApp: 667 80 11 40


Your Stars Help children complete projects they're having difficulty with. Partnerships may be plentiful. Coworkers may not be giving you all the pertinent information. Delays are evident. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

(Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) You will find that friends or relatives may not understand your needs. You may find it impossible to get the rest you require. Pleasure trips will ease the tension between you and your mate. Tempers will mount if you are too pushy at work. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

Try not to be overly generous. You are best to avoid confrontations. You should follow through on educational endeavors you have wanted to pursue for some time. Catch up on any correspondence you've neglected. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday. (Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

Stay out of other people's affairs. Abrupt changes concerning your professional position are evident. You'll meet new friends if you try new activities. A passionate party for two might be just the remedy. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (May 22 - June 21)

(June 22 - July 22)

Residential moves are evident. Underhandedness will affect your reputation. You may be frazzled this month. Work quietly on your own. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Problems with financial investments could make you nervous. Invite friends or relatives into your home. You can develop your creative talents if you take the time to practice your art. You may find that your emotional partner will not be too eager to accommodate you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You might be overly emotional concerning situations at work. Don't get so wrapped up in being rich that you overlook the fact that your plan may not be as solid as you thought. Consider starting a small business on the side. Look for a marketable gimmick. Property investments will payoff. Your luckiest events this month will occur (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) on a Friday.

Colleagues may try to undermine you. The battle continues. Property investments should payoff. Elders may get you going this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

Your ability to be practical in business will help. You can make money through solid investment plans. Be sure to pay attention to your financial status. Romance will unfold if you take trips or get together with friends. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Talk to people who can give you important knowledge. Good day for romance. Travel will enhance romance and adventure. Draw up contracts regarding your personal situation. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Get involved in activities that will bring you knowledge about foreign land, philosophies, or cultures. Refrain from overspending on entertainment or luxury items. Organize all the responsibilities that have to be attended to and make sure everyone knows what to do. Don't overload your plate. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

You may want to get involved in some kind of creative group. Shopping could cost more than you bargained for. You will find their philosophies worth exploring. Refuse to get involved in idle chatter; it will only make you look bad. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month The Airplane Trip

Trying the Dress

Every year, Sammy and his wife Matilda went to the annual State Fair. And every year, Smitty would say, "Matilda, I'd like to go up in that airplane" And every year, Matilda would reply, "I know, Sammy, but that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." One year, Sammy and Matilda went to the fair and Sammy said, "Matilda, I'm 71 years old. If I don't go in the airplane this year, I may never get another chance.” Matilda replied, "Sammy, that airplane ride costs ten dollars, and ten dollars is ten dollars." The pilot overheard them and said, "Folks, I'll make you a deal. I'll take you both up. If you can stay quiet for the entire time and not say one word, I won't charge you anything, but, if you say one word it's ten dollars." Sammy and Matilda agreed, and up they went. The pilot performed all kinds of acrobatic twists and turns, he did rolls and dives, but there was not a word is heard. So, he even did a nose dive, pulling up the plane just 15 feet above the ground. But, still not a word. After they landed, the pilot turned to Smitty and said, "By golly Mister, I did everything I could think of to get you two to yell out, but you didn't." Sammy replied, "Well, I was gonna say something when Matilda fell out, ...but ten dollars is ten dollars!”

I was walking past a clothes shop and saw a beautiful dress in the shop window. I went in and asked the shop assistant, “Hi, can I please try on the dress in the shop window?” “Of course,” nodded the shop assistant, “But you know we also have changing rooms, right?”

A Warning An elderly man was on the operating table awaiting surgery and his son, a renowned surgeon, was going to perform the operation. As he was about to get the anaesthetic he told his son, “I want to say something.” "Yes, Dad, what is it?" "Don't be nervous, son; do your best but just remember, if it doesn't go well, if something happens to me and I die, your mother is going to come and live with you and your wife…."

The Dog A Minister was walking down the street when he came upon a group of about a dozen boys, all of them between 10 and 12 years of age. The group had surrounded a dog. Concerned that boys might be hurting the dog, he went over and asked, "What are you doing with that dog?" One of the boys replied, "This dog is just an old neighbourhood stray. We all want him, but only one of us can take him home. So we've decided that whichever one of us can tell the biggest lie will get to keep the dog." Of course, the reverend was taken aback. "You boys shouldn't be having a contest telling lies!" he exclaimed. He then launched into a ten-minute sermon against lying, beginning, "Don't you boys know it's a sin to lie," and ending with, "Why, when I was your age, I never told a lie." There was dead silence for about a minute. Just as the reverend was beginning to think he'd got through to them, the oldest boy gave a deep sigh and said, "All right, give him the dog.”

The Wife On a rural road a state trooper pulled this farmer over and said, “Sir, do you realise your wife fell out of the car several miles back?” To which the farmer replied, “Thank God, I thought I had gone deaf!”

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...and next... The Great-Grandchild Grandma Annie’' first great-grandchild was born. After a few weeks, when the parents said they needed a little break, Grandma Annie was given the job of looking after the new baby. During the day Annie’s friend Ruthie comes to visit. “Let me see the little cutie,” says Ruthie. “Not yet”, replied Annie. About five minutes later Ruthie asks again. Again, she is told she has to wait. So, in a little bit Ruthie asks one more time and is told to wait. “What are you waiting for?”, Ruthie shouts out. “I’m waiting for her to cry,” says Annie. “Why??” Ruthie exclaims. Annie replies, “Because I forgot where I put her”. President Putin Two Russians friends are queueing up for bread in Red Square. ‘Sod this,’ says one, ‘I’m going to go and shoot President Putin, this is all because of the war in Ukraine,’ and he storms off towards the Kremlin. Fifteen minutes later he returns and silently re-joins the queue. ‘Well?’ asks his friend. ‘Did you shoot Putin?’ ‘No chance. The queue was twice as long as this one’.

Digging I was digging in the woods and found a chest filled with gold coins. I ran back home excitedly to tell my wife the good news. Then I remembered why I was digging in the woods.

The Confession “I have a confession to make,” a young man told his girlfriend. “While we’ve been dating, I’ve been secretly seeing a psychiatrist as I was worried about having sex.” “Oh, don’t worry about it,” she said. “I’ve been secretly seeing a car salesman, the postman, and your father.”

The Watermelons An old farmer is growing watermelons. Every night, a group of kids would sneak into his farm and eat some of his produce. One day the farmer gets fed up with this and places a sign in the field saying "Warning: one of these watermelons has been injected with cyanide". He then waits. The night passes and the farmer goes out to his field to check the results, only to find another sign posted next to his saying "Now there's two of them" The Holiday Jack said to his friend Bob, “I’m ready for a vacation. But this year I’m going to do it a little differently. The last few years I’ve taken your advice about where to go. Three years ago, you told me to go to Hawaii. I went to Hawaii and Susan got pregnant. Then two years ago you told me to go to Italy, and Susan got pregnant again. Last year you suggested Spain, and guess what? Susan got pregnant again!” Bob asked, “So what are you going to do differently this year?” Jack replied, “This year I’m taking Susan with me.”

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Coffee Break

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