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Contents It’s Outside Time! ........................................................…...10 Focus on Local News …................…………................................…….12 So Now You Know ..................................................................................26 The Forgotten City ....................................................................28 Painting Spree .....................................................................30 It’s Not Good! ....................................................................................32 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................36 Useful Numbers .................................................................................82 What’s On ..................................................................................83 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................87 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…91 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................92 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…94 - Advertising Sales Call us on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com

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ast year in May there was snow in northern Spain and a complete mix of weather in this region. There were a lot of windy days, as has been almost the daily weather occurrence this year. Because of the fires during April, again with high winds, the official start of the high risk period and fire regulations came into force on May 1st instead of the normal date of June 1st. The general lack of rain during the winter is seen as bad news by the fire prevention and fire fighting units. We highlight a list of what not to do during this period in an article. The May 1st “Puente”, when Spanish people (particularly from Madrid) come here for a long weekend, was particularly busy this year. After they went back home the lull started between then and the start of June. This year the lull seems to have been more pronounced. Beach bars, although plagued by the winds, have not had a good follow on period, nor many other businesses. Incoming flights are now picking up with Almería airport having had a really busy spell so far. ‘Ryanair’ have had a bad year up to the end of their last financial year on March 31st. The Irish company saw profits plunge. A senior ‘Ryanair’ manager commented that their “We’re friendly” publicity campaign had been too late coming, and they had been caught “asleep at the wheel”. Tourists and people with second homes always come to this area for the annual Mojácar “Moors & Christians” three day event, this year from June 6th-8th. Last year was the 25th anniversary of the starting of this event in Mojácar, and the 525th anniversary of the Christian forces from Granada negotiating a peaceful settlement with the Mojácar dominant Moors. Over the years the three day event has steadily progressed in numbers, and been fine tuned. June 24th is the national Spanish saint’s day of San Juan. Celebrations start in the late evening of June 23rd, a Sunday this year, just after the summer solstice on June 21st. This previously

pagan event was turned into a Christian one when June 24th was declared the birth date of St John the Baptist. It is the time for bonfires, parties on the beaches in the coastal areas, and dips into the sea. This is supposed to be lucky, particularly for women, ensuring them good relationships. In Alicante, the bonfires there, known as “Las Hogueras”, spread over several days with a special carnival queen appointed. Mojácar, Garrucha, Roquetas de Mar, Cabo de Gata, San Juan de Los Terreros, Águilas and Villaricos all have beach bonfires, often with late entertainment by pop groups. July 24th is not a national “red fiestas” date with official offices and banks shut, but bleary eyes will be evident. There are no national fiesta dates in either June or July, but August 15th is a serious religious date and full scale national fiesta.

A woman of African origin who has a baby is not normally a noteworthy event in Almería province. On May 20th , a mother and son became headlines in local and national Spanish press reports. The baby was born immediately after 51 would be immigrants were rescued by a coastguard vessel on a blustery night just off the Almería coast. Coastguard crews are trained in first aid but a doctor from a nearby navy vessel came to make sure it was just a “routine” birth! The baby cannot claim Spanish nationality; even though it was born in Spanish territorial waters.

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Focus on Local News Was It The Russian Navy?

courses for all ages, a spa treatment centre and Between May 12th and 23rd, some ten assorted size forty fitness type classes per week with a wide range navy vessels and several aircraft exercised off the of activities. The basic cost for swimming access is Cartegena and Vera to Adra coastlines. 600 navy 20 euros per month, with the same price for classes. marines and an infantry brigade were also involved. This display of force was the “MARSEC 14” major event for the Spanish naval forces this year. It was designed to see how navy action could be successfully joined with customs boats, marine rescue services, Guardia Civil (police) craft, and the Red Cross vessels used as part of illegal immigrant rescue at sea. Amongst other activities, simulations of search and detain action against suspected marine drug traffickers was undertaken. The whole exercise was under the major Spanish plan known as “NCAGS” that strangely enough is the “National Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping”, using English words rather than Spanish ones!

The New Arboleas Health Centre

Birth at Sea

The mayor of Arboleas, Cristóbal García, has announced that work on the new health centre has had to be stopped at present. The town hall have spent 500,000 euros on the project with a similar amount promised from the Junta de Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) Health Authority. For reasons that are not at all clear, this money has not been forthcoming. The construction company, ‘Albaida S.A.’, has been advised of the situation and agrees a postponement of the work is the only present solution. The town hall may be able to borrow money from a bank for the completion, providing this was within local government guidelines. Cristóbal García states that the existing health centre was designed for a population of 1,600, far less than the 5,000 inhabitants at present, and a new centre is badly needed.

Although there were strong winds, an Almería based coastguard vessel went off on a normal rescue mission on May 20th. A naval helicopter flying off a French warship on exercises, had raised the alarm that a large number of would be immigrants were off the Almería coast in a boat. The “Guardamar Caliope” coastguard vessel was guided to the scene by one of their own helicopters, and discovered a total of 51 people, including 14 women and 5 children. When they were all onboard, one of the women quickly gave birth to a boy! The coastguard crews are trained in medical assistance, but a doctor from a Spanish navy vessel in the vicinity came to help check out the mother and baby. As they were both alright, all the rescued people were taken to Almería port. The total number initially rescued was increased by one more! Mother and baby were taken to the Torrecárdenas hospital to recover from the experience.

In At the Deep End The Huércal-Overa indoor swimming pool re-opened on May 15th. It had been shut for nearly a year after the company who had the concession to run the pool pulled out. The council received authorization to manage it themselves. When residents were invited to sign up for the swimming and fitness courses over 500 people turned up on the first day. Apart from normal swimming, the centre offers swimming

Switched Off The local Mojácar Spectrum Radio frequency of 90.8 Mhz has been shut down by the Spanish authorities. This followed a formal complaint from a national Moroccan radio station across the Mediterranean who use this designated frequency, and were getting interference. The Smooth FM station in the

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Focus on Local News Almanzora valley was also taken off the air. This was because they had used the same 90.8 Mhz for some time, although only using a low power transmitter with a small local footprint. Spectrum Radio states they intend to increase the power of their other 96.1 Mhz transmitter. Smooth FM programmes are still available on the internet. There is often a problem when radio stations broadcast on the same frequency and one causes interference with the other one. Weather conditions can also affect this problem to some extent.

Mercadona Tomatoes The supermarket Mercadona regularly signs long term contracts with suppliers providing they meet quantity demands and high standards. A company in Níjar has joined these suppliers and will supply 140,000 kilos of tomatoes per week, for an initial period of thirteen months. The three types of tomato will be distributed as far as Alicante. Francisco Abad, the managing director, says that this order will allow the company to continue operating at full capacity during the winter months, and mean additional staff will be set on. 20% of all the tomatoes bought by consumers in Spain originate from Mercadona. It is intended that Mercadona will have these tomatoes available at their stores the day after they have been collected.

astounded when the mayoress recently pushed through a number of financial items, including a 1,000 euro bonus for all full time council employees and 500 euros for the part timers. This was justified because, “They worked hard”. The total cost to the taxpayers amounted to 138,795 euros. Jessica Simpson, the opposition councillor for the Mojácar Positiva Se Mueve party immediately announced that they thought this was illegal, and would fight to get it stopped. On Friday, May 16th, at an extraordinary council meeting, the mayoress unhappily backed off from this idea. Jessica Simpson responded by saying that her party accepted that all the council staff were dedicated and worked hard, may well deserve a reward, but not by illegal payments against national municipal regulations. She accused the mayoress of not having even “a little logic in her head”.

Easy Jet The EasyJet company have announced that during the winter period of 2014-2015 they will maintain their three weekly flights from Almería to Gatwick, with seat prices from 36,99 euros. The only change is that the Tuesday flights will be replaced by Monday flights, along with Thursdays and Saturdays. From January 15th to February 12th there will be no Thursday flights. During 2013, EasyJet took 80,000 passengers from Almería to Gatwick on 560 flights.

“Yes We Can – No You Can’t” The Mojácar mayoress, Rosa María Cano, is often involved in controversy. Her “PP” party has a majority of seven of the thirteen councillors, so the opposition can suggest, or complain all they like, but it is usually to no avail. Many of the 8,200 residents (over 50% non-Spanish), and the opposition councillors were

Blue Flag Beaches The “Blue flag” status for Almería province in 2014 amounts to a total of twenty seven beaches, and the Roquetas port. These awards take into account water content, environmental considerations, access, and facilities including transport. This means that Almería province has more flags than anywhere else in Andalucía apart from Cádiz with thirty two flags. Both Pulpi and Carboneras were awarded three new flags each (they didn’t have any in 2013), and El Ejido merited an additional one. Unfortunately, Mojácar lost the flag category for the El Descargador beach (near the Neptuno Beach Club), taking their total

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Focus on Local News down to three this year. The large French run tourist apartment-hotel is opposite this beach, and receives many summer bookings. In all of Andalacía, in 2014, there are a total of ninety nine flags.

Zurgena “Help Desk”

A new town hall initiative for the UK expat community in Zurgena has now opened at Zurgena town hall. Any UK person who has to visit the town hall for documentation or advice can now do so in English. Olive Oil Boost There are 1,300 UK expats in Zurgena and this help In the first quarter of 2014, producers of olive oil in desk has mostly been the brainchild of the English Almería province exported 314,000 litres, up by four councillor, Jim Simpson. The new service is available times the corresponding amount from 2013. These Monday to Friday, from 9am-2pm. sales brought in nearly 800,000 euros, some three times the money obtained in 2013. Exports to Italy accounted for 70% of these sales. Some 10% of exports went to Switzerland, and the rest to Poland, Mexico, the US, and Jamaica. Sales of olives went up 3% in the same period totalling 53 million kilos.

Golf Thumbs Up Tourists coming to Almería province are regularly surveyed to find their views. Marks out of ten are asked for, regarding a variety of topics. The average of 8.7 marks for visitors coming here is the highest in Andalucía. Golf tourism is a very important sector and the scoring for the golf courses in the province soared up to 9.6, more than Málaga at 9.2. Málaga province has traditionally been at the top of the list. The availability of tourist information here also scored 9.1, with the average in the rest of Andalucía only being 8.2. Tourists to Almería province spent an average of 47 euros per day in the first three months of this year, up 8 euros per day from the same period in 2013. Golf tourists are considered very good spenders, along with marine recreational tourists.

Cartegena Treasure The underwater marine museum at Cartegena opened a new section on May 29th with a permanent exhibition of the coins from “Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes”. This was the ship that was the subject of the protracted court cases where Spain won the right to have the hundreds of gold and silver coins returned from the ‘Odyssey Marine Exploration’ company in Florida. Not very long ago an American court also ordered the salvage company to pay Spain over one million dollars towards their court costs, which they did.

Albox Heliport Construction has started on a helipad in Albox designed to be used by the 061 Andalucía emergency health service. As well as the helicopter landing and take-off area there will be space alongside for ambulances. Albox town hall provided the land needed and the health services are paying for the constructions cost. The helipad will also be available for emergency use from the immediate surrounding close to Albox. The construction of new health service helipads is part of an overall plan throughout Andalucía to give better emergency coverage. One of the permanent helicopter airport bases is at Baza.

Bank Restructuring Spanish banks, as in many other countries, have been forced to take a very hard look at their labour force and number of branches. Part of this has been a result of the EU bail out fund, when strict instructions for a major slimming exercise were a condition of the advance of the money. Some 100 million euros was available to Spain if necessary, but only 36 million was needed ultimately. Total cuts so far in employees amount to 60,000 jobs, but this is not the end of the pruning. With closed branches and job cuts, the banking industry in Spain is now about the same size

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Focus on Local News continued as in the 70s. Barclays have got rid of 900 employees, and their whole presence in Spain may cease entirely. Bankia have reduced their labour force by 4,500 persons, Santander-Banesto 3,000, and CaixaBank by 2,600. A study by the financial group ‘AT Kearney’ considers that the 248,000 bank employees at the end of 2011 need to be slimmed down to 187,000. There are still 213,000 employees at present. Many employees have been given early retirement, and voluntary redundancies mostly account for the remaining numbers.

15% better than the corresponding months in 2013. The methods used in Almería province with regard to the growing of flowers and plants is considered to be far more modern, and ecologically advanced, than the traditional growing in Holland where heated green houses are needed. Dutch growers often come to Almería province to see for themselves how it is done here.

The Mojácar Unfinished Hotel The ambitious project to build a 5* hotel at the Macenas beach area in Mojácar ground to a halt in 2008 when the construction industry crashed. Only the concrete beam structure was completed. If fully completed there would have been 200 rooms with 150 jobs, and a total investment of 44 million euros. Mojácar town hall have decided to rescind the original building licence from 2007, as there is always a date given in any building permission as to when the project has to be completed. What will happen to the incomplete construction is now not at all clear, unless the council decided to demolish it. It appears that part of the original licence costs, about 300,000 euros, may have to be paid back to the developer. Opposition councillors consider that this action is premature, in case the developer decided to finish the hotel one day. Current legislation regarding the site of the hotel may well preclude any new licence being given. Mojácar already has a 5* hotel finished some years ago at the Marina de la Torre complex. After it was built no hotel group wanted to take it over. It has stood empty ever since.

Coals to Newcastle! Holland is one of the countries that quickly spring to mind when the subject of bulbs or cut flowers crops up. In actual fact, in January and February this year, flower producers in Almería province sent over 2 million kilos of cut flowers to buyers in Holland, almost their total production. 50% of the bulbs and ornamental plants sold were exported to France, but another 28% went to Holland, followed by 10% to Portugal and 5% to Germany. Total sales in just these two months amounted to 2.5 million euros,

Not in Huércal-Overa! A catalogue of cultural heritage sites in Andalucía includes the renovated castle in Huércal-Overa that receives many visitors. The castle is correctly described as an Arabic tower, but the location is given as being in the municipality of Antas! The mayor of Huércal-Overa announced jokingly that he would ask the Antas mayoress if they could have it back. The corresponding photograph shows the restored tower. Apart from this goof, Huércal-Overa is credited with having a castle/tower, but also the suggestion of an “interesting idea” that it should be restored and opened to the public. This photograph is of the tower before restoration started. Commenting on this entry, the Mayor of HuércalOvera said that he distinctly remembers the Junta de Andalucía deputy councillor for Culture officially opening the restored castle on March 4th 2010! Oops!

Speed Bumps In 2008, although a bit late in the day, the Spanish Ministry of Transport published regulations for speed bumps. The time for municipalities to comply with the new sizes was initially put off until the end of

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Focus on Local News continued 2010, then 2012, and in Andalucía until the end of 2013. This year all of them should comply, but thousands don’t. The main reason is the cost of changing the ones that are wrong. The maximum height of the concrete or asphalt height can be no more than 10 cms, and a maximum width of 4 metres across the road. The slope on both sides has to be a minimum of 1.5 metres up to 2.5 metres depending on the speed limit. In the case of the hardened rubber strips, the maximum height has to be no more than 6 cms. If they double as a zebra crossing, the stripes must be white, and not yellow, red or blue. They should be clearly marked along with night time illumination. Motorists whose cars or other vehicles are damaged by the incorrect height bumps, or lack of the correct slopes, can (and have done) sue their council.

Electricity Refunds

companies. Inflated invoices for work, often completely fictitious, siphoned off nearly 60 million euros for the mayor and his family, the companies involved and other town hall functionaries. The fraud has never come to court as the Spanish tax authority has been chasing down every transaction and associated bank accounts. One company, ‘Grupo Abengoa”, is alleged to have defrauded the town hall of 16 million euros, another family concern some 24 million, and a third company “Grupo Galán” another 16 million. Various persons associated with these companies, and the mayor and his financial adviser and their families spent a fortune on luxury goods, including a lavish and expensive meal in a famous Parisian fish restaurant, and 5* hotel in 2008. The “brain” of the operation, José Aleman, a council financial advisor, personally benefited by 7 million euros apart from the proceeds from intertwined companies. A full court trial should now followeventually. Most of the people involved, including wives and family members were remanded in custody without bail for various periods of time, and several passports were confiscated. Ambrosio Cuevas, owner of the Valdeserra school in Vera is also involved in this scandal and had to come up with a 100,000 euros bail bond when he was released from prison. He is also involved in a legal case regarding the school.

Last December the government declared an electricity “pool cost” auction that determines the cost of fuels bought in by the electricity providers to be illegal. They then put in a new system, based on the average price over a three month period. To start this off in January they assumed a likely cost of 48 euros per Megawatt. In actual fact the average cost in this quarter was only 26 euros. This means that for the vast majority of customers a rebate of between 18-25 euros will have to be made. From April 1st the cost is fixed at the average of actual “pool” costs, but the supply companies have been given another three months to change all their billing calculations. This is a large vindication of the government regulations. The supply companies unsuccessfully fought to have these new regulations postponed or scrapped, as being unworkable. Part of the new re-organization forced on the supply companies was that they had to offer consumers a fixed price for 12 months. Consumer organizations complain that these fixed rates being offered are much higher than they should be. They advise consumers not to sign up yet. Wine Success

The municipality of Laujar de Andarax in the Alpujarra region of Almería province, produced 70% of all the In October 2009, anti-fraud police raided El Ejido wine production in the province in 2013. The 3 million town hall, and a multiservice company “Elsur” set up litres of wine was 20% up on 2012 figures. These by the town hall and comprising a group of figures were revealed at their annual wine festival.

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Focus on Local News continued The wine producers are applying for the right to call their wines “Origen del Vino de Laujar-Alpujarra” which would include them in the list of wines officially labelled with their point of origin known as “Denominación”. The vineyards in Almería province produce the second largest amount of ecologically grown grapes in Andalucía.

(including sheet glass), paints, tyres, “white goods”, electronic and computer equipment, clothes and batteries, are amongst the items that can be taken there free of charge. Spain is behind many other countries including the UK, where such centres are the norm. The initial cost is being financed by the Junta de Andalucía environmental agency. The majority of the items will be sent on to other major Turre Water recycling companies, not just in Spain but in other At a recent council meeting, the state of the Turre countries as well. domestic water supply was one of the main topics. Water comes from two sources; an underground supply via a large holding tank, and from Galasa. The users of both these supplies pay the same amount. For many residents on the underground supply, the water is cloudy at best and very destructive for electrical elements in water heaters, taps, and washing machines, owing to the very high levels of calcium. The level of sulphates in this water is claimed to be five times the permitted level. Opposition councillors asked for test borings to be made in the Cabrera area for an alternative underground supply, or major changes to the existing supply. The mayor Michael O’Leary of Turre rejected most of these proposals on Bad News for Michael economic grounds. The “PSOE” party started up a Low cost flights used to mean just ‘Ryanair’, but petition to persuade the mayor to think again and the Spanish company ‘Vueling’ is becoming a force collected 350 signatures on the first day. to be recognized with in this market. This airline is

0-0 In a nail biting match between the UD Almería football team and the Athletic Club, the score of nil-nil ensured that Almería will stay in the Spanish first division for the 2014-2015 season. The Almería team fought hard to stop Athletic getting any advantage. Apart from the kudos and the delight of the fans, being in the first division means a large general income into Almería city from visiting fans in hotel and food purchases (and some drinks!) as well as television broadcast fees. Real Madrid and Barcelona will again be returning to Almería next season.

Albox Re-cycling Centre Albox town hall has set up a major refuse and recycling centre run by the company ‘Lirola Ingeniería y Obras’. The 6,000 sq metre site is near the fire station with a budget of 316,000 euros initially. Items such as discarded furniture, wood, scrap metal, glass

the low cost arm of the joint Iberia and British Airways combined company. Last year ‘Vueling’ increased their passenger numbers by 20%, carrying 68 million passengers, 13% of the total low cost passenger numbers. ‘Ryanair are still in front, carrying 74 million, and with 15% of the market, but their passenger numbers fell by 12%. In their financial year up to March 31st they only made a profit of 523 million euros, a drop of 8% in respect of their last year figures. Howard Millar, the deputy chief executive, said that unfortunately the company had been, “Asleep at the wheel”. This is the first loss in the last five years, after a reduction when the recession hit. ‘Ryanair’ mothballed 70 aircraft last winter to increase occupancy on the remaining aircraft. Their charm offensive to tell customers how nice they were, with the allowance of an extra hand baggage item, and improved website, seems not to have helped yet. Interestingly, their income from excess weight charges, extra baggage, priority

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Focus on Local News continued boarding fees and sales on the aircraft now amount to 25% of their income, up from 17% last financial year. In 2015, ‘Ryanair’ will have taken delivery of some of the 180 Boeing 737-800 larger aircraft ordered. They hope that as this will mean more passengers per ‘plane, more profit, and passenger numbers of 85 million will follow. ‘Easyjet’ only have 6% of the low cost market, but are profitable and regularly increasing passenger numbers. Their customer rating is generally very good.

No Let Up The Spanish Ministry of the Exterior have announced that there will be no let up in their customs controls at the Gibraltar border, and they may be stepped up. Apart from other considerations, tobacco smuggling is of major concern. Cigarette prices in Gibraltar are about one quarter of the cost in Spain. They claim that 114 million cigarettes were imported into Gibraltar in 2013, the vast majority being then smuggled out. 138,000 packets of cigarettes were

discovered at the border into Spain last January and February. This announcement on May15th came exactly at the end of the period given by the team of inspectors from the European Commission who visited the border last September. They recommended that the Gibraltar authorities took action within this period to stop these tobacco exports on their side of the border, and Spain was entitled to mount their own controls, but should use more customs staff to minimise delays. A statement from the Gibraltar authorities on May 15th said that they were “shortly” going to announce what action they were taking, but Spain had not made the inspections quicker. They said that the average queue time in February and March was 63 minutes going in and 91 minutes going out, except when Real Madrid was playing Barcelona when the time was only a few minutes! Spain says they are investing heavily in new technology and spending five million euros that will speed up inspections and efficiency.

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So Now You Know... Heroin In Egyptian times, around 3,400 BC, opium derived from poppies was used as a recreational drug smoked generally in pipes. In the 18th century it was used for relieving pain from cancer, childbirth and menstruation. It was gradually realized that it was addictive and morphine was isolated from the opium, partly as a cure for the opium addiction. Morphine addiction followed, and in 1874 an English chemist synthesized heroin from morphine, initially for medical use and to combat morphine addiction. When heroin was found to be extremely addicted itself, it was eventually classified as an illegal drug and then became available on the black market. Diamorphine used in hospitals is basically heroin. “Calor” Gas The brand name "Calor" was coined in 1934, and in 1935 the Calor (Distributing) Co. Ltd was set up. The main product was butane, sold in cylinders to rural homes. The new business expanded quickly as customers realised its many other uses. Both flexible and portable, bottled gas was ideal for use in wartime. In 1955, Calor commissioned its first bulk propane tanks and formed the Industrial Division. The “Super Ser” domestic heaters emerged as the company's best-selling appliance of all time; rapidly replacing paraffin heaters as the nation's number one choice for portable heating in the 70s. In the 21st century Calor gas sales expanded dramatically, as the perfect rural fuel. Mouth Organs Harmonicas, later known as mouth organs, have a range of chambers where air from the mouth is driven over a vibrating reed, each one tuned to a different note. Later improvements enabled two notes from each chamber by blowing or sucking. During the 1950s, harmonicas became used in blues type music with an attached microphone and amplifier. Singers or performers on another instrument such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Mick Jagger and John Lennon then incorporated the harmonica into their compositions or performance instruments. The harmonica was also used quite early on in Irish folk music and traditional Irish bands.

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Zoos The oldest zoo in the world, then known as a menagerie, was constructed in Austria in 1752 at the SchĂśnbrunn Palace. It was for the private entertainment of the royal family and visiting guests, with hippos, elephants, baboons and wildcats. In 1765 it was opened to the public. In 1775 a zoo was opened in Madrid, followed by one in Paris in 1795. Animals were taken there from the royal menagerie at Versailles. This zoo was partly formed for scientific research into the lives and habits of wild animals, and to provide a general education regarding strange breeds for the visiting public. The first zoo in Russia was formed in 1806 at the Kazan State University. Water Beds The earliest known use of water beds was 3,000 years ago when Persians slept on goat skin containers with water previously heated by the sun. In 1851, a British physician, Dr. William Hooper, used a basic rubber mattress container filled with water as an aid in the treatment of medical conditions as less pressure was put on the patients. In the 1960s, Charles Hall refined the construction using a strong PVC container and water beds became something of a craze. The modern versionwas patented in 1971. Compartments in modern water beds stop the “waveâ€? problem and also incorporate heating elements. By 1987, waterbed sales accounted for 22% of the mattress market in the USA. Sign Language In the 16th century, Geronimo Cardano, a physician in Padua, Italy, proved that deaf people could be taught to understand symbols by matching them with the things that they represented. In 1775, an abbot, Charles L'Epee, in Paris founded the first free school for deaf people. He taught gestures, hand signs, and finger spelling (using a sign language alphabet to spell out words). He developed his own improved method after he studied the signs and gestures already used by local deaf people. He paved the way to close the gap between the hearing and the non-hearing worlds, and sign language then became extensively taught in the US. Samuel Heinicke of Leipzig established the first school for deaf people.

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The Forgotten City

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ay 11th was the third anniversary of the two severe earthquakes that hit the city of Lorca. The first earthquake was alarming, but the second one was devastating. Nearly 2,000 residential properties were either flattened by the quake, or amongst the 1,100 demolished afterwards as being irreparable. Nine people died, 300 were injured and 10,000 were made homeless. Unfortunately many residents claim that Lorca has been forgotten, promised financial aid has not been received, and politicians have welched out on their promises.

31,000 inhabitants is still not repaired, nor is the sports centre. A foundation stone was laid in 2011 for one of the largest wrecked schools, but work stopped when the excavation revealed an enormous hole. The 1,200 pupils still have to be bussed to another school on the city boundary.

No more than fifty families, some 4% of those who were made homeless, have moved into newly constructed housing. Many families still live in the prefabricated modules put up by the Red Cross, or other agencies, as a temporary measure. Most have thin walls and corrugated metal roofs making them very cold in winter, and almost unbearable in the summer. Some of these people lost everything in the disaster, are still homeless, and often also The charity “Caritas” supplies essential basic food items, equivalent to 700 supermarket trolleys, every unemployed. month, from a large warehouse. Many people who One of the problems is that the insurance consortium come to receive food complain that they have never that pays out in a disaster situation, such as the needed charity in their lives before 2011, but future September 2012 floods in Vera playa, only paid out employment prospects are bleak. One third of these where existing insurance was in place. Like Vera playa, people had a house before the earthquake, but not the insurance companies declared the earthquakes now. One of the affected, Antonia García, sent a an act of God, and so the consortium stepped in. letter to the Spanish Queen Sofía, noted for her No funds from anywhere were available in Lorca for normal concern for disaster victims. No reply has home owners or businesses that did not have been forthcoming. insurance. Some 700 commercial premises have never re-opened. Payouts for many of the “lucky Residents do laugh about one of the main streets. ones” were not enough to pay for the true repair All the façades have been repaired, to stop any further collapse or make them look better, but behind costs. there are still mounds of rubble and twisted steel. 1.6 billion euros in aid was promised, but only about They call this street the Murcia “ghost” street, 50% has materialized so far. Large sums of money reminiscent of a film set from Hollywood that looks did come through to repair the many churches fine to the casual observer, but has nothing at the damaged. 800,000 euros was forthcoming to repair back. the San Mateo church and work is almost finished. The Ministry of Culture advanced 1.6 million euros The disaster happened just before the current “PP” needed for two temples and a monastery. A party Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was elected. Many foundation in Valencia province came up with residents say that the promise of aid was just part 360,000 euros to repair the San Cristóbal church. of his election campaign, and he won’t get their vote Inhabitants do not really begrudge this money being next time! They believe the promise of aid was sadly spent, but the largest health centre that served “just a sham”.

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t is rare that we comment on the same topic two months running, but action regarding the Hotel known as “El Algarrobico” in Carboneras took a dramatic turn on May 11th. ‘Grenpeace’ and other ecology groups were recently astounded when an Andalucía High Court judgement ruled that the land where the hotel stands is zoned for such development, as is other land alongside. This completely contradicted many other court judgements, but the three judges insisted that their decision was correct in law.

Madrid for causing damage to a total of 200,000 euros. This time the damage caused will probably run into millions of euros. The window and door frames in particular, are ruined by being painted over, amounting to criminal damage. If the angry Carboneras residents had daubed black paint over all the Greenpeace vehicles, this would have been criminal damage as well – but they restrained themselves.

Greenpeace activists descended on the nearly finished 411 room hotel on May 11th. They reported that 100 people had gone there, but an official count was just over 50. Using a claimed 1,700 litres of black paint they painted a very large “black spot” circle on the façade, over an area of 8,000 sq mts, larger than the area of a football pitch. The words “Hotel Ilegal” stood out in white (unpainted areas) against the black background. Various residents of Carboneras, with 35% unemployment, went to remonstrate with the painting team, shouting that it totally ignored the hopes and wishes of the Carboneras residents. The next day, residents painted across the top of the building, “Hotel Si -100% Legal - Trabajo Si - Paro No- Greenpeace Mafia” (“Hotel Yes, 100% Legal, Work Yes, Unemployment No, Greenpeace Mafia”). The mayor of Carboneras denounced the Green -peace painting as a publicity stunt, done out of spite. Using social media sites, angry Carboneras volunteers signed up to blank out the letter “I” of the word “ILEGAL”, as was done last time in 2007. (Amazingly, Greenpeace had short-sightedly forgotten this apparently!) This painting was done on May 14th by over 120 volunteers. The developer ‘Azata del Sol’ had told the Carboneras volunteers that they had no objection; but safety on the site was most important. The black paint needed and the paint rollers were donated by local businesses. Following the previous painting on the building in 2007, the developers took Greenpeace to court in

The mayor of Carboneras says that the legal delays in the past eight years since building was stopped in 2006 have gone on long enough. He asks for a firm decision as to whether Carboneras can set off fireworks and rockets if the hotel is legal, or somebody else buys the dynamite to demolish it! A cost of 7.5 million euros for the demolition was arrived at by independent building surveyors. ‘Azata del Sol’ considers this figure is totally inadequate. The hotel sits on 65,000 cubic metres of reinforced concrete. Action asked for by pressure groups such as “AUAN” regarding “illegal” houses is that compensation must be paid to owners who bought, (or built),“in good faith”. They ask that this should be automatically forthcoming if demolition is threatened or carried out. This would obviously help greatly. Carboneras town hall who gave the building licence in 2003, still insist that this was legal under EU law; with a ‘FEDER’ grant of money promised, national Spanish law, and the Junta de Andalucía, (The governing body for Almería province) guidelines at the time. The Junta had also authorized a tourist grant to the hotel developers, who then went ahead, “in good faith”.

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n April 28th, José León, aged 64, and his wife Carmen, aged 59, were released from prison in Seville. They had both been sentenced to twelve months imprisonment and a fine of 7,300 euros. It is very unusual for a short prison sentence to actually result in a stay in prison, particularly as both of them had no previous convictions. Offences such as financial fraud or a violent family feud with serious injuries come to mind. In reality, José León and Carmen are a humble Spanish couple who had not abided by a court order to demolish a 70 square metre single storey house built in 2002, on a 2,000 square metre plot. They actually only served 25 days of their sentence before being released by the judge, but this is thought to be the only time that a prison sentence for an “illegal dwelling” has been handed out to purchasers who plainly acted in good faith. José and Carmen were assured by the seller of the land and the town hall that their 2,000 square metre plot had no problem regarding building permission. The area where they built their “dream” second home is unfortunately in one of the really black spots regarding illegal houses in the Andalucia area. Over 800 assorted properties have been built since 1976 in a tranquil area of rolling countryside in Seville that spreads over 270 hectares, just over one square mile. Not all the properties have mains electricity or water, and septic tanks are the norm for sewage. The area started to be built on in 1976 with a surge in building during the 80s. The mayor of this Las Minas area, for 27 years, was given a suspended prison sentence and banned from holding any public office for four years in 2012 for “grossly ignoring environmental considerations and planning regulations”. The present mayor is trying to “regularize” the dwellings, but this will not be easy. The mostly unmade roads were signposted by the residents or second home owners as development took place, and there is one general store built in 1976 alongside a small house that

doubles as an impromptu bar on the outside terrace in good weather. The owners of this property are aged 90 and 78, not untypical ages for the inhabitants. Extra land was released for building in 1985.

José & Carmen’s small house

So far some thirty properties have been demolished with another twelve in the pipeline. Houses built after 2002 are being targeted, as in 2002 a comprehensive planning law came into force in Andalucía, known for short as “LOUA”. José and Carmen planned to have a small pool but their life savings did not stretch that far. They insist that the house was finished in 2002, just before the new regulations came into place. They made a small insurance claim for a burglary in 2004. The judge decided that the property was not finished until 2005, so ripe for demolition. Apart from this dispute over the building dates, the couple says they have no money to pay the fine, nor the demolition costs. Another owner, a widow aged 64, is equally emphatic that both the seller of the land and the town hall gave repeated assurances that building could take place. She regularly pays her rates and has rubbish collected. It was only in 2006 that proceedings started in the courts. Obviously the judge decided to make an example of José and Carmen. The prison term, although it was only 25 days of “time served”, has sent shockwaves throughout Andalucía, the autonomous region that includes Almería province.

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El Pinar Bar El Pinar ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

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Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933

BARS & CAFES See also Restaurants Albox Bar Lepanto ..............................................................642 906638 Cafe Azafran ............................................................677 655049 Cafe-Bar Oasis ………......................................…....669 242166 Cornish Pride .................................................………666 618933 Jack’s Bar .........................................950 120718 / 610 641567 TCs Cafe Bar ...............................................................663 327840

Ancla Bar …………...............................................…..622 448778 Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 595826 Badger’s ....................................................................950 478525 Bar Alizee ...............................................................950 091810 Bar Esencial ...............................................................618 826092 Bar Isabel ...................................................................950 475941 Bar Med ...................................................................666 140901 Beachcomber ..............................................................950 473099 Big Fat Momma’s .......................................................634 315720 Burladero ……..........................................................950 615041 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472323 Cafetería Dolce …….................................................950 475178 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323

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Partoloa Mis Amigos …….................................................…….671 608498

Piedra Amarilla, Partaloa Yellow Stone Bar ......................................................634 332178

Pueblo Laguna / Vera Beach Bar Dolar ....................................................................950 132015 Bar Millionaire Sports Bar ……............950 617467 / 637 255978

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Seron Sam's Bar ……...................................................…….610 044516 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 472543 Capri ........................................................................950 615067 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant...............................617 477797 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Chirin Bola ............................................………………609 407155 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ..................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Deseo ....................................................................670 018035 El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 634 899515 Fany …………...........................................………….634 312820 San Pedro …...................................………………….722 485340 Jazz Life Café (Mojácar Pueblo) ........................…….647 724367 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478941 La Parata (See p.7).....................................................950 478186 La Peseta ……….....................................…………….950 472292 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ....................................647 724367 Los Amigos ………….....................................……….950 478489 Mana del Cielo ....................................950 472154 / 697 225625 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé (See p.29).950 475966 / 631 301368 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mojo’s ..............................................950 808545 / 674 113218 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827 Playa Macenas Bar Terraza …..................……………626 165107 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Rusty Nail …………....................................................950 472786 Scotty's …...................................................................687 382540 The Crazy Cow ….............……………697 465620 / 634 386140 The Irish Rover ......................................................950 473135 The Kimrick ……….......…...................................……950 475198

Turre Bar Charlot ..............................................................670 Chili ...................................................950 468425 / 608 Gillee’s ....................................................................634 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 La Pará ……………............................................……637 Stoney's Sports Bar ……….......................................671

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Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 La Amistad …………….….......................................…666 622085

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La Buena Mesa ……............................950 467222 / 610 356387 La Peperina ................................................................677 420243 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

Villaricos Bar Genesis ………………................................…….647 073598 El Galeon ……...................................................……600 559379 Jet’s Bar La Plaza .................................................…950 467590

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BARS (BEACH BARS) Aku Aku (Mojácar) ...............................950 478981 / 607 347612 Ankara (Mojácar) ......................................................950 473042 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) .....................................600 045599 El Cid (Mojácar) ...................................950 472063 / 696 056128

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

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BOAT TRIPS Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Red Line Coast Tours ….....................950 133082 / 687 189230

BOOKS Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642 Tabernas Books …..............................663 121256 / 676 256083 The Book Box (Albox) ……................................…….662 585098 The Book People Almería …........……686 817945 / 626 578164 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

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BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin) Amigos Bowling Centre (Arboleas Ind. Estate) …….950 120269 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073

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Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777

Valley Construction ..............…………..665 517643 / 610 905173 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

BUTCHERS Ávila (Vera) …….................................................……663 126062 Casa Jose .................... Garrucha 950 132573 Vera 950 393592 Juan’s Carniceria (Mojácar Playa) ….............………950 478409 Garden orks ...........................................................666 847583 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 Hire a Husband …………............……..677 557 190 / 950 930596 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Jasmine Construction C.B ...................................... 659 185189 Luke Mitchell ...........................................................634 379050 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nash Construction ..................................................661 793418 P & S Building Services ……...….…….950 449639 / 671 318982 PR Building Services ............................608 673681 / 662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Professional Bricklayer ……………........................…..626 730764 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729

CAKES TO ORDER Cafeteria Dolce (Mojácar Playa) ………................….950 Cafeteria Pasteleria Romantic (Mojácar) ..................950 Joan's Cakes & Bakes (Albox) ..................................678 Mana del Cielo (Mojácar).....................950 472154 / 697 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634

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

CAR HIRE 1car1 UK car rental …….........................................…902 654452 Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671

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Speedy Fit (Cucador) ............................950 438228 / 600 006032

CARD SHOPS Colin the Card (Albox) ……...................................…..650 600032 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 Occasions (Mojácar Playa) .......................................950 478539

Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……….................……950 615596 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

CARPENTRY Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814 Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 Crown Rent A Car S.L. .......................950 478976 / 686 929861 Europcar ............................................950 615101 / 654 297681 Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973

A.N.S.T.E.Y - Carpentry & Joinery ………950 619178 / 687 251629 Barry Welsh (Turre) ....................................................646 101712 Inspired Timberwork ...........................950 528779 / 610 988371 James Wildwood ..........................................................634 328574 Justin's Carpentry & Joinery ………..........................627 907207 Simon’s Carpentry & Joinery ......................................681 109237 Simon the Woodworker .............................................667 989270 TJ Carpentry (Albox) …….....………….619 584405 / 635 979829 Unicraft …..............................................................…692 176069 Vision Design and Build ........................950 459523 / 600 985583

CARPETS

Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Tikka RentaCar (Mojácar) ............................................950 472662

CAR WASH & VALETING Autos Gowi (Garrucha) ........................950 806066 / 607 863939

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P & R Direct (Antas, El Real)..............678 048808 / 665 258680

CLEANING SERVICES

CARPET CLEANING

A1 Cleaning ..............................................................666 340190 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...................................634 320990 Amba Cleaners ..................................664 196057 / 697 516955 Chris ....................................................950 472903 / 627 565049 Clean Sweep ………..........................950 469345 / 662 390453 Clean Team …………..............………950 930652 / 634 332502 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Donna ……….............................................................630 529306 Elite Cleaning Agency ........................629 113860 / 699 699617 Freshclean …………….........................659 353708 / 638 272482 Idea (Huércal-Overa) ........................................……..605 162709 Ironing & Cleaning .....................................................678 942835 Limpiezas Cristina ….............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) ……..678 567783 / 629 680161 New Pin Services .................................................678 875508 North East South West ...........................................671 273335. Pepa Diaz (Mojácar) …......….……….950 472774 / 691 240494

Jones’s Mobile Valeting ............................................661 571939 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680

CATERING / EVENTS See also Wedding & Party Planning Elite Cuisine ....................................950 472567 / 610 994435 La Capilla Restaurant (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .......950 479305 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ...... 968 485729 / 618 920126 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600 006032

CATTERY Kareclif (Albox) .......................................................677 791165 The Hilton Cattery .......................................950163489 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) ………...........………………..696 562662

CHILDREN & BABY Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 FiFi Flowers (Baby gifts) ...........................................677 146592 Funky Monkeys, Pre school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Mobility Matters (Hire) (Mojácar) ..............................950 615432 Tracey Jones (Baby sitting) …………....................…661 575641 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

CLOTHING (Personalized) Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................950 472662

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

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

CHINESE & ASIAN RESTAURANTS Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 China Town (Aguilas) ................................................968 414786 Chino Tsing-Tao (Aguilas) ........................…...............968 448548 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Computer Care (Nick) ...............................................600 070075 Palacio Imperial Marina (Mojácar Playa) ….................950 472208 Computer Services (Dani) ........................................678 490639 Restaurante Asiatico Yao (Mojácar Playa) …...............686 998409

CHIROPODIST Fit Feet (Ann-Marie) .................................................647 415848 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659 Mobile Chiropodist (Albox area) .................................637 209607

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

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS

Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 Anna (Tarot) ………..........................................………670 897832 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950 Gill Ballard ……………………............................…….663 336655 Don Robinson .........................................................646 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950

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First Call Computer Solutions …......618 539500 / 628 251399 PuntoMatica ................................................................950 133908 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511 Sol Computers …...................................................…677 874645

CONSERVATORIES Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

COUNSELLING / HEALING

George Boricean .....................................................661 375489 Ink Cartridge Solutions (Albox) ……….................…….650 557428 Informatica-NV (Vera) ..................................................665 334991 Kamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Mi PC (Almeria) …..............................................….950 633015 Palomares Computer Services ..................................659 353708 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) …….....................................950 475712

Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Cristina Ballesteros (Transcendental Meditation) ............622 903 600 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hilary Jones (Bowen Therapist) ...............................670 243724 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Marta (Pre-Natal, Birth & Breastfeeding Help) …..….627 937820 Norman & Carole Monro ..........................................950 439205 Reiki by Lynn …………......................950 473110 / 600 821871 Sara Vigar (Aromatherapy) .......................................665 334895 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sound & Voice Therapist …..................………………645 290728 Sue Osman (Healer) ………...............950 473021 / 600 847964

COURIER & EXPRESS DELIVERIES Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 390920 Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 Offex Spain ................................…….......................966 765950 Spanish Property Choice (Fedex) ........950 615388 / 635 722290

CRAFTS Elaine's Wools (Arboleas) ........................................667 273889 Serendipity (Albox) ................................................634 338832 Simply Art (Albox) …...................................................662 443095

CURRENCY Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Eurochange (Mojácar) ................................................615 403877 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS See also Sewing Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 PC-Solutions ...............................................................637 459293

Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Phoenix Computers (Albox) ................950 523214 / 644 125615 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 PhonePC (Garrucha) .................................................950 133502

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CYBERCAFES Can Connect (Albox) …........................................…..950 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 i-Cafebar (Huércal-Overa) …............…………………..950 Total Entertainment (Turre) .....950 468295 (Albox) 950 Total Entertainment (Mojácar) ……...........................950

DANCE ACADEMY

Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 121149 Solo Perros (CliniVet, Turre) ......................................674 509382 479502 DOG TRAINING 135039 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ……............................................639 724521 121318 615596 DOMESTIC APPLIANCE REPAIRS Rod Bridges ……........................……..950 473035 / 687 261280

Anita Watson ............................................................950 453681 Julie Bruce Dance Academy .............697 861071 / 950 617545

DENTISTS / DENTAL TREATMENT Centro Dental Vivadent (Vera) ..................................950 390655 Clinica Dental (Aguilas) ….........................................968 449121 Clinica Dental (Albox) ..............................................950 120732 Clinica Dental, Multicentro (Mojácar) ........................950 478989 Clinica Dental, Parque Comercial (Mojácar) .............950 478534 Clinica Dental Saludent (Huércal-Overa) ……………..950 135672 Dental Clinic Belen Oliver (Olula del Río) ................950 443265 Dentalbox (Albox) .........................................................950 121284 DOORS See Windows & Doors Nadal Pérez, M A (Turre) .........................................950 479444 Odonto Stetic (Los Gallardos) ..........662 121165 / 950 398993 DRY CLEANERS Valero Martinez (Garrucha) ………............................950 132047 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

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DVD & VIDEO HIRE

Cambridge 800. (Ann) ...........................................660 681166 Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318 Pam (Turre) ................................................................639 465631

DIGGER HIRE AA Mini diggers ........................................................608 523182 Almería Minidiggers .................................................600 809293 Antas Mini Diggers .............................950 069288 / 650 906114 Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 914257 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 841750 Elite Plant Hire (JCB) ………….................................636 092632 Lubrin Plant Hire (Mini and Micro) .......950 592922 / 664 327898 Mick (Mini Digger) .....................................................634 375428 Nash Construction ..................................................661 793418 Paco .................................................................................637 777 238 Terraza El Pino (Los Marcelinos-Albox) ……………950 523762 Tropicana Mini Digger ………………650 906114 / 950 069288

DIVING See Scuba Diving DOCTORS & CLINICS (Private) Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

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

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ELECTRICAL GOODS Centro Ferretería Mojácar ...................................950 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 Economesticos La Juaida (Viator) ……………………..950 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950

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ELECTRICIANS A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Andrew Morrison .....................................................627 250204 Anglo Electrical ........................................................671 948213 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444

DOG GROOMING Anita (Mobile & Vets) ……………......................……662 344734 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…..617 313587 / 647 897533 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Lulu’s (Albox) ......................................950 952940 / 697 569750 Maddy Mobile Dog Grooming ……...............………….627 644266

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CD Electrical Services .........................662 414043 / 617 410534 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 ElectroTorres ......................................950 472898 / 610 750771 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 José Cortés Electrical ……................950 363751 / 619 881325 Knowles & Abbott Electrical …............638 010691 / 950 137208 Neil Godwin (Turre) ......................................................... 687 245 569

Peace of Mind 24/ 7 ............................................... 637 974662 Rod Bridges (Domestic Appliances) ….687 261280 / 950 473035 Williams Electrical (Andy)......................................…..677 741366

ENTERTAINERS Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Atlantis .....................................................................666 231832 Auntie Lorna (Children’s Parties) .........950 619178 / 627 763052 Bass Player with Vocals .........................................681 286291 Belly Dancer & Fire Eater ....................................... 680 124159 Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Management .......................................................666 310251 Brendan O'Dee .....................................................950 069101 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 Captain Sunshine …..........................950 618034 / 669 214545 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…..950 634402 / 678 397536 Chris (Solo Guitarist - pop, classical, jazz) ................950 437606 Clive Sarstedt ….............................................…...…..950 398825 Darren Antony (Vocalist) ......................................... 672 112933 Dee Sharp Duo ……..............………..647 897533 / 659 022604 DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Dominic Doolittle (Blues/Jazz) .................................681 339778 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Gary Williamson (DJ, Presenter, Host) .....................628 834798 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 Good stand in drummer ...........................................648 699733 Graham D.(Mobile) Karaoke ......................................662 480966 Head Band (Country/Folk/Blues) ..............................634 397513 Infinity (Vocal duo & tributes) ..................................678 821330 J & J Music ........................................651 751629 / 950 459481 Jake Bourke (Vocalist/Musician) ...............................634 397513 Jazz Flautist .............................................................634 326672 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 Johnny Slade (DJ Extraordinaire) ............................ 647 202599

JuJu Entertainment ..............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kim Allen .................................................................699 950257 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Legend DJ (Ian) ………….....................................…634 313796 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Marcela (Belly Dancing) ..............................................666 952089 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Mel J ……...........................................664111990 / 950 069101 Menta & Canela Duo (International & Spanish Dancehall)645 886919 More Than Two (Más Que Dos) ...............................678 752178 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Obsession Duo (female sax & guitarist) ...................693 796628 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 959 475752 / 664 772720 Ratatouilles .............................................................638 391975 Red (Female Vocalist) .............................................628 149340 Replay Duo ..............................................................950 124154 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Rocio Starry (Jazz Soul Vocalist) ............................645 886919 Sabrina Lloyd .............................................................661 055440 Shaun Peters …………...................................…….….646 799833 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Short-Fuse Blues Band...............................................651 610189 Snakebyte ................................................................634 397513 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaoke, Disco etc) ............664 540957 Steve King (Mobile DJ) ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 Sue Moretta …….............................…......................672 148730 The Eric Morecambes (60s & 70s Rock) .................634 368521 The Jaguars ............................................................634 397513 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 The Twilight Shadows ( 60's & 70's Duo) ................950 437606 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................950 699991 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos (Soft music)..............................................687 361440 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Almeria Realtors Spain .............................................950 092094

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Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..678 347125 / 950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes Property Consultancy ....950 430763 / 634 302801 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Casas y Sol (Aguilas) …........................................…..968 446663 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631 Cortijos Almería …………............…….950 364119 / 676 916088

Daniel González Aranda ................................................686 846 624 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 067922 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 314767 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Gogo Estates (Aguilas) ........................968 414459 / 615 282151 Homes of Spain .......(Huércal Overa).950 616516 / 616 562447 ICASA (Country Properties) ……..........……………….687 214718 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 472200 Isabel Morales (Civil Engineer) ..................................617 749105

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K7 Mojácar ................................................................950 478555 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 479054 Mojácar Estates (See p.33)........................................950 478935 Mojácar Homes ......................................................950 478834 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) (See p.13)..........................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538

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Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 478386 Olive Property Sales (Bédar).............950 469624 / 687 938466 Paradise Properties (Turre) (See cover).950 468204 / 634 364266 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.48/49).....950 478915 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) .................................647 901478 Sol y Mar (Albox) ...............................950 064584 / 635 979829 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spain Assured ...................................950 469622 / 644 126582 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789

Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) .............958 003391 / 606 281865 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)......................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) ...............................................609 626140 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) (See p.25).........950 472430 / 610 053563 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) ...............950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..…........678 321111 / 950 618697

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

EXCURSIONS 4 x 4 Off Road Events ………….................………630 Almeriaspanish ........................................................608 Andinas Buugy Treks ..............................................645 Costa Almería Tours ..................................................646 Indalo Quads (Mojácar) …...........……617 637359 / 950 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ………...……………..678 Scorpion Trails (David) .............................................674

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EXHIBITION VENUES Librería Nobel (Vera) ................................................950 392642

FABRICS Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125

FASHION Charlotte’s Island Secrets ........................................600 691685 Donna’s Boutique (Turre) ...........................................677 542931 Forward A Dress (Albox) …………............……………637 546738 Garabatis (Children's) Mojacar Playa …..........………670 035630 Gatsby’s (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478320 Gill’s Fashions (Mojácar) ..........................................950 472835 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….............................................620 534423 Liz Fashion Accessories (Mojácar) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Party Plan Fashions …………..............……………….659 185039 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 472958 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Selecciones (Turre) ....................................................634 347295 Simply The Best (Albox) …………..............................659 185039 The Dressing Room (Turre) (See cover).950 468204 / 634 337997 Wailaky (Alfoquía) ……........................................….634 896975

FENCING Chain Link Almanzora ………...................................697 801875

FINANCIAL SERVICES AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992 Blevins Franks (Neil) ................................................965 705502 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Fox Financial Spain S.L. (Mojácar) ……...............…..950 478617 Grupo Platinum Estates .........................666 687251 / 950 889853 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Totus Wealth Management (See p.54).....................…950 472242

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FLORISTS Floristería Lucia (Turre) ..............................................950 479496 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS Andalucian Glass C.B. ................…………630 231644 / 636 838484 Armadillo …......................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ..................................................610 000700 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 Tabika (Vera) …...........................……950 390110 / 950 390635

FISH & CHIPS The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484 Zak’s Plaice (Garrucha) .........................................950 133193

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

FITNESS Alison .....................................................................666 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 Debbie James (Arboleas)............................................687 Eco Center Bédar - Mindful Yoga ..............................666 Entrenador Personal I.F.B.B. …….....................……..676

Coopermatic Fly Spray ............................................659 Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 Elper Alutol S.L. …………….................................…..639 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. ………950 459060 / 649 Sol Shaders S.L. .................................627 907207 / 634 Speedy Fit (See p.4)...........................950 472451 / 600 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950

089658 811125 212220 482677 319882 006032 567564 159249 473104

273168 435864 460545 FOOD SHOPS 619239 249197 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 871950 K&J UK Foods (Albox) ……..................................….600 707606

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Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 FUNERAL COMPANIES Price Busters (Albox) .....................................................950 951494 CollyFer (Huércal Overa) …….....................................617 456335 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 479213 / 637 016107

FURNITURE PACKAGES Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 New Home From Home Spain 2010 S.L. 634 319656 / 634 341943

FOOD SUPPLIERS

Food4 .............................................................618875394 FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE Fresh Herbs ............................................................695 941724 Andinas (Antas, El Real) ...........................................950 459128 King’s Foods ...........................................................606 437683 Antiques Palaces (La Concepción) ......664 619819 / 686 697665 Artisanos (Antas) …...…….......................................…696 431510 FUNCTION VENUES Desert Springs Resort .......................950 548420 / 618 609978 Casa Nativa (Valle del Este) …….............................629 624286 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) .......................................950 398799 La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 The Kimrick (Mojácar Playa) .......……......................950 475198 Martin & Leah Hurst, Casa Piña (Turre) ......................652 299576 La Capilla (Las Alparatas, Mojácar) .........................950 479305 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ....................950 104272 / 670 845498 Miraflores Restaurant (Camping Los Gallardos) .........650 418954 Soluciones Rusticas (Carboneras) …950 364835 / 646 821821 The Palms (Urcal) ………...................950 958167 / 678 832036 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FUNERAL INSURANCE

FURNITURE SHOPS

ASSSA (Vera) (See p.15).....................................…950 392487 Casas Nativa (Valle del Este) ..................................629 Avalon Europe S.L. .................................................966 799070 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 Iberian Funeral Plans (See p.6).......951 203994 / 965 993498 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678

624286 633288 344565 083491

Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816 Inspired (Albox) (See p.6) ........................................950 091153 Koala Furniture (Antas) …............................….........950 392307 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 El Pinar (Los Carasoles) ……......................…………950 104272 El Rincón de Mueble (Vera) ......950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Selecciones (Turre) ...................................................634 347295 Sleepcentre (Albox) ...................................................673 088476 Unicraft (Upholstery) ..................................................692 176069

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GLAZING (Supply & Repair) Andalucian Glass C.B. ...................…630 231644 / 950 091128 Cristalería Mojácar …............................................…..950 475376 Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 Cristalería Rubi (Vera) ………......................................950 390546 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032

GOLF COURSES Aguilon Golf (Pulpi) ......................................………..672 Cortijo Grande ..........................................................950 Desert Springs ........................................................637 GAMES/DVDs/MUSIC Macenas Beach Golf ...................…....................…..950 Instock Vera .............................................................600 115339 Marina Golf ..............................................................950 Valle del Este ...........................................................950

GARAGE DOORS see Windows & Doors GARDENS

655600 479176 861591 548240 133230 398743

GOLF HOLIDAYS Emerald Golf Breaks (Mojácar) 610 526351 / UK 0044 (0) 7865 990578 Sunshine Fairway Golf Breaks ................................669 704581

24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Acer Garden Services ..............................................697 618320 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Andalucian Con Co Print (Concrete imprinting) .........628 408197 Alan Barker ...........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Clare’s Hanging Baskets …………...............………….634 331440 Garden Centre Turre …...............…..…950 468157 / 666 162502 Garden Works ..............................…..950 808604 / 666 847583 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 Lujosos Muebles de Jardin (See p.9)........................618 670556 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Magic Garden (Albox) …......................665 123111 / 680 496899 Mediterranean Gardens …….................................. 661 577019 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Construction (Landscaping)...............................661 793418 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146

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

479176 526671 531821 256923

GRASS, ARTIFICIAL Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745

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

HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY

Affinity Beauty Treatments (Arboleas/La Alfoquia) ......678 992093 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .......................................670 094722 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …..........................950 137208 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS Beauty by Sharon (Emporium, Mojácar) (See p.58)....687 389925 Smith Plumbing S.L (Spanish Authorised)...................950 468041 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.19)..........................687 480694 Beauty Service (mobile) …....................................….687 480694 Beauty Therapist (at Wacky Barber) ..........................662 695469 Bizstores (Hair & Beauty Supplies) ...........................627 747296 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) .......................950 473159 Cambridge 800. (Ann) .............................................660 681166 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………657 982878 Claire’s Beauty Room (Mojácar Playa) ……………….682 288401 Colores Peluquería Unisex (Mojácar Playa) ............665 540201 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Diva’s Hair & Beauty (Garrucha) .......950 133449 / 652 094911 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 GLASS CURTAINS Emporium (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.58).........950 472790 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …..950 459060 / 649 482677 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Speedy Fit (See p.4)..........................950 472451 / 600 006032 Euforia Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ................................673 943705

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Euphoria Hair & Beauty (Esparragal) ...868 188706 / 657 713571

Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Favola (Las Buganvillas) ..........................................675 622216

HARDWARE OUTLETS Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Hair Design Mojácar (See front cover)..950 475452 / 666 299714 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733 Holistic Massage, Lorraine ................950 064484 / 687 569113 Indigo Gym (Health & Beauty) (Mojácar)....................950 475403 Isabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jax Hair & Beauty (Albox) …..................………………645 560367 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jing (at Emporium) (See p.23)...................................622 251432 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Kuts 2 (mobile) ..........................................................662 094372 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 La Mirage (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) (See p.17)......950 473110 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Med Aesthetics ..........................................................965 326082 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) (See p.31).......950 618129 Phoebe (at Pampered) ...............................................662 573939 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 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s (Las Buganvillas) .........................................664 138837 Styles (Turre) ………............................................….644 496198 The Spanish Beauty Club ……………........................637 149659 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645 Wavelengths (Albox) ………….................................…950 120309

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

HEATING ABC (A Better Climate) .......................647 247494 / 950 Andrew Morrison (Econo-Heat)..................................627 Barry & Graham (oil heating) ………........................620 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634

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HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 HerbalAlmeria, Herbalife Independent Distributor .....634 Hierbabuena (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657

089170 392198 448445 479487 513990

HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345

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Baby Rentals (Mojácar) …..................................…….699 648058 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Bebebel ………..........................................................661 575532 HOUSE & PET SITTING Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Mobility Matters, Baby & Mobility Hire (Mojácar) .......950 615432 Louise ....................................................................... 680 124159 Nursery Hire (San Juan de los Terreros) ….666 255765 / 950 466472 HOUSEHOLD GOODS The Baby Hire Centre ................................................615 806126 As Seen On TV (Turre) ……….........…………………634 341171 HOLIDAY / CONFERENCE CENTRES Home Sweet Home (Turre) …...........................……..950 479487 Cortijo El Saltador, Lucainena de las Torres ............676 437128 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)............................665 258680 HOME CARERS see also Nursing Shop4Allsorts (Mojácar Playa) ..................................693 921530 Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468 Simone Senft (Tupperware) .................950 068181 / 676 308217 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 509382 HYGIENE & PEST CONTROL CostaCare Services.....................................................674 509789 Grupo Sedesa (Vera) ...............................................950 390990 Delbelle ……………....................................................693 796937 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 862160 ICE CREAM PARLOURS Louise, personal carer ...............................................680 124159 Twister (Mojácar Playa) ........................………………950 472357 NightinGails ..........................................693 769079 / 617 862160

INSURANCE

HORSE RIDING

Abbeygate Insurance ....................……………………..902 877728 Centro Hipico Valle del Almanzora .........................691 241878 Albox Insurance ........................................................950 121943 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ...............................................639 724521 Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Media Legua Equestrian Centre (Vera) ..............……667 243561 Rancho Luz del Sol (Partaloa) ...................................678 838547 Sanctuary Limaria .....................................................628 239696

HOTELS & HOSTALS Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767

ASSSA Seguros (Vera) (See p.15)....…………………950 392487

Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 Hotel Cala Real (Aguilas) ..........................................968 414562 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ……......................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 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 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353

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Asisa (Vera) ..........................................................950 391950 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Axa ..................................................950 478763 / 609 667333 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 BWI Bryan White Insurance (Mojácar) ......................950 472098 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

INTERNET PROVIDERS PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS

Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) ........950 133607 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ………………….952 476090 García & Trinidad (Albox) ……............................……950 120340 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........902 105499 Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros .......................................................902 444311 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 NRG Insurance ……...........................950 472057 / 607 478408

Optimum Insurance Services ..............950 930548 / 634 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 Spanish Hideaways (Arboleas) ……......................….950 Victoria Insurance ..........................................………950

4wayconnections .....................................................646 844708 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 627 670255 Andrés Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 C.A.T. Services ...................................607 827606 / 627 635514 Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Danielle …………………...................................……..654 563116 Donna (Turre) ...........................................................634 356330 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Interpretes Almeria ..................................................650 623113 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Kelly …..............................................…...............…..634 315534 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Leticia ………..........................................................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Paul Jessop (Aguilas) .............................................626 421623 Real Almería Translations ………....….......................662 390453 S.O.S Translations …................................................651 500670 Simply Solved ………............................................….617 882689 Solutions Almería ......................................................687 632435 Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Tom Jones .................................................................608 721334 Traducciones Levante ..............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

324502 590258 472098 INVESTMENTS 064682 Fox Financial Spain (Mojácar) ……......................…..950 478617 475241

IRONING

Clean Team ..................................................................634 332502 Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 Ironing & Cleaning ..................................................678 942835

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

JEWELLERS / JEWELLERY Donna’s Boutique .....................................................677 542931 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460636 Joyerias Vasary (Mojácar Playa) ……........…………….950 473164 La Luna (Garrucha) ....................................................950 132543

INTERIOR DESIGN Evie Fox-Rayner .......................................................628 816896

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KENNELS Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ..................................658 087966 Country Kennel (Turre) ........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Five Bone Hotel ........................................................630 234556 Home from Home ……..............................................677 382713 My Place or Yours ....................................................607 554984 Palomino Kennels & Cattery …………722 435226 / 950 067051 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) ….....................................…696 562662 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas) ….650 211952

4wayconnections ...................................................646 844708 ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 C & P (Mojácar) …………..............……950 460731 / 675 383160 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 English Wills Spain …......................…...................607 646027 Gecko Legal Services …..........................……......…617 611140

KEY CUTTING 24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 828560

KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Artizan (Vera) .................................…950 390635 / 661 985310 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 584405 J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 Mojácar Kitchens & Bathrooms .....950 473104 / 669143036

Pure Kitchens ..............................................................637 064651 Singular Kitchen (Aguilas) ….........….....................…968 414845

LAUNDERETTES Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................639 161725 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255

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

390255 332502 414327 132657 478359

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Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Heritance Wills .........................................................660 887723 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Mojácar & Garrucha) ...................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........……………………950 472710 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621

Corpore (Garrucha) ………….....................................950 Frillies – UK Lingerie ……....................................….620 Lunas (Turre) ………................................................661 Manuelas Lenceria (Mojácar) ..................................626 Mya (Huércal Overa) .................................................950

132253 676833 642341 730088 135742

LINEN Gill’s English Bedlinen (Mojácar) ............................950 472835

MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 P & R Direct Rugs (Antas, El Real)...........................665 258680 Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720

LOCKSMITHS

LEISURE ACTIVITIES

24hr Locksmith ...................................950 472982 / 658 Amigos 10 Pin Bowling (Arboleas Ind. Estate) ..........950 120269 Arboleas Locksmith ...................................................697 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Locksmith (Lee/Dean)................................................666 Phil the Pick 24hr (Arboleas) …................……………..697

Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Nautarum Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Ozone Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294

LINGERIE & UNDERWEAR Bras Etcetera …………...............................................950 121909

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MOBILE HOMES & CARAVANS

Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …...............….630 356095 / 616 044719 Lee (Arboleas) …………………....................................636 092632 Levante Logs ............................................................670 243724 Log-On-Tommy ……............................................……619 070839 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 314775 Phil (Arboleas) ………………….....................................634 328779 Potty Finca Services .........................950 163930 / 616 855294

Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Caravan Storage (Antas) …….............................….661 508776 Casa Móviles .....................................637 418906 / 951 161348 Cherribar Park Homes ............…………950 396908 / 629 688153 Flor de Vida (Aguilas) ..........................968 438535 / 660 329907 Hispavan ..............................................950 047033 / 687 845730 Veramotor S.A. ...........................................................950 392552

MARBLE FABRICATIONS

MOBILITY SERVICES Mobility Matters (Mojácar) ............................................950 615432

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

METAL WORK Angel Welding …………............................................610 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 Elper Alutol S.L. (Aluminium fabrications).................639 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 P & D Metals ............................................................638 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 The Metal Works ................................950 930520 / 638

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MORTGAGE SERVICES Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 Grupo Platinum ........................................................666 Mark Poole ..............................................................659 Spanish Home Direct ............................................…607

390427 687251 033903 554984

MOTORCYCLE & QUAD SALES & REPAIRS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees ………….........................678 899026 / 600 685550 Harleys Custom Garage (Mojácar Playa) .....................950 475742 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NURSING see also Home Carers Almería Angels ..........................................................902 026468

PAINTING & DECORATING

ATS District Nurse ……………..................................662 Belle Care (Home/hospital)......................................602 Care Fusion ..............................................................674 Joanne (personal care / physio assistance) ............617 NightinGails .........................................693 769079 / 617

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

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 414468 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 121122 MultiOpticas (Mojácar) ..............................................950 472285 MultiOpticas (Garrucha) ...........................................950 460665 MultiOpticas (Carboneras) .....................................950 130707 Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Opticalia M&G (Albox) ................................................950 121084 Primera Opticos (Aguilas) .........................................968 493482 Salas (Huércal Overa) ................................................950 135081 + Visión (Aguilas) …....................................................968 414279 Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …....................................….950 472783

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker (See cover)..................950 450174 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Day’s Painting Services ..............................................634 365553 Eurodec ……..........................................................…667 238273 Euro Painters Spain …………….......................………677 557190 Futura España ..........................................................950 615338 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Metalwork Painting ………………………699 246932 / 659 185039 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Paint Magic ..............................................................617 904774 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Peter Dowling ............................................................647 587846 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 S.O.S. Painting ……………........................................651 500670 SWH Painting Services .......................622 899167 / 683 479261 Susana's Painting Services ….............................……649 759053 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668

OSTEOPATHS

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 PERFUMES & COSMETICS Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) .................................695 355381 Son d’Aromas (Mojácar Playa) ..................................666 348253 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765

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

PETS Berben petsitting (Velez Rubio) ...................................658 087966 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Horse & Dog sitting …………..............................……607 554984 InterZoo (Vera) .......................................................950 390075 LittleZoo (Bird Sales) …….....................………………647 379795 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) ….................……….667 562872 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Shift My Pets Transport (Spain/UK) ……………634 368430 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 478846 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560 El Naranjo (Los Gallardos) …...............................……950 398799 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472995 / 634 899515 PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES Felipe San Bernabé …............................……………….950 475966 20seven photography ................................................633 773563 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) ......................................….950 478098 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 La Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Little Italy II (Garrucha) …………...........………………950 133802 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Napoli (Mojácar Pueblo) ...........................................950 472976 Indigo Photography & Video ...................................637 974793 Osteria (Mojácar) ........................................................950 615151 I-Spy360 Virtual Tours ......................950 137177 / 680 272822 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Pizzeria Gallo (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447862 Paul Paddison .........................................................654 045911 Pizzeria D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 Professional Video Services ......................................647 202599 Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) ............................................607 804488 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 Pizzeria Portofino (Mojácar) .......................................950 472809 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz (Turre) …...........…….950 479646 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174 Pizzería Quick (Garrucha) .............................................950 132305 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 PHOTOCOPIES & SCANS Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) ……...................................950 478401 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Samz (Los Gallardos) ..................................................950 398981 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 475712

PLASTERERS

PHYSIOTHERAPY

David Pritchard Construcciones .................................617 698418 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 Paul Morrison (See front cover)....…….634 327201 / 661 129028 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 244730 Diamond Plastering and Building Services ...................665 706880 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 PLUMBERS Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 A-Z Plumbing & Heating …………..….616 888058 / 662 342669 PIANO TUNER A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 Terry …...................................................................…662 517106 Alex Baker (Plumbing & Heating) .......652 779399 / 950 069441 PICTURE FRAMING Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039 Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329

PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) (See p.15)...............……..950 BiancoRossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 Capri (Mojácar Playa) ................................................950 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 El Ángel (Mojácar Pueblo) ...................950 478343 / 607

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Armadillo …..................................…950 528128 / 663 303350 Ashley Reliable Plumbing (Albox area)......................610 052407 Barry & Graham …................………........................620 112193 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 968 969962 Cosy Casa Plumbing (Albox) ……............................950 425049 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Knowles & Abbott …….........................950 137197 / 606 807797 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

PLUMBING, HEATING & SOLAR SUPPLIES El Almacen del Instalador (El Real) ...............................950 459306

POOL COVERS 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097

POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 Aguagéstion Cantoria (Maintenance) ……….............653 078040 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 Aquazul Piscinas ….....................................................647 841750 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Exclusive Holiday Villas ....................634 389820 / 634 389831 Guardian Angels (Pool Cleaning) …...950 466396 / 600 470778 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 HM Heating ................................................................652 970608 Hidro-Sport S.L. (Pebbletec) .................................…950 581407 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Pedro Suarez S.L. .....................................................950 478786 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Pools & Piscinas (Cleaning - Bedar) ..........................637 915898 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sparkling Pools (Pool Cleaning) ….......................…….600 386437 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 The Property Shop Pool Maintenance …...............….950 475241 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Triton Pool Maintenance ....................950 930955 / 666 103987 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998 Underwater Pool Services …….....................................628 662582

POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquia) ..............950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..663 302740 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) (DHL)...................................950 475712 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 635 979829 Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN A1 Cheapest Print ….....................................………622 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 PC Playa C.B. (Mojácar) ……...................................950 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See front cover).....950

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PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016

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Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Exclusive Holiday Villas .....................634 389820 / 634 389831 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 Jasmine Construction C.B ..........................................659 185189 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 Triton Property Maintenance ...................................634 326322

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Property Services .....................950 060135 / 660 734323 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) …………......................….950 478643 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...…………………616 189002 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ...................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………........950 478612 / 610 808631

E-Property Almería ...............................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas .....................634 389820 / 634 389831 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

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KJ Property Maintenance (Albox /Arboleas) ............608 625675 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320 Loufa S.L.(Mojácar Pueblo) …..........................……..950 472773 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .................950 699947 / 670 650872 Mojacar Homes 2006 S.L. ...............................................950 478 000 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …........................………950 478383 Mojácar Property Maintenance & Decorators ………..649 304441 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) ................950 475800 / 607 146352 Noble Services ...................................................... 692 188200 Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Paradise Properties (Turre) .............950 468204 / 634 364266 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915 Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Rentmeahome .....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera) ....................................647 901478 Sierra property Rentals (Beédar) ...............................678 587007 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Stoney's Property Services ………........671 896391 / 634 678651 Susana's Property Services ......................................649 759053

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The Property Shop (Mojácar) ..................................950 475241 Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322 Vera Holiday Rentals .............................................634 347109 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 102332 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 Multicasa Aguilas ......................................................968 493009 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Promobys …………….................................................950 618889

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

QUAD BIKES see Motorcycles RADIO STATIONS

Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Mal Van Man ............................................................662 569138 Moves2Spain (Antas) ..........................950 452869 / 661 969393 Orange Box ...........................................................610 887757 Reliable Removals (Albox) .UK 0044 1942 418951 Spain 664 857920 Speedlink Logistics (Garrucha) ...................................637 011686 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 REFRIGERATION St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration SL .607 364917 / 607 366040 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Thermotech …………….....................…950 069637 / 699 856372 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560 REMOVALS & STORAGE Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234 The Attic (House Clearance) …….….672 184354 / 648 250699 Cadena Ser Levante (Spanish, local and national) ....950 Onda Aguilas (100.1) ….............................................968 Plusfm ……….................................….609 818283 / 617 Smooth FM online ...............................627 767254 / 634 Spectrum FM (96.1) .................................................950

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A2B Removals (Spain/UK) …...........................……..634 249787 RESTAURANTS Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 See also Chinese Restaurants & Pizzerias Countdown Removals (UK/Spain/UK) ..................…678 855994 Agua Amarga Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 049524 La Chumbera ............................................................950 168321 De Lima’s (Mojácar Playa)..................600 344565 / 647 006183 Restaurant Family ......................................................950 138014

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................646 430496 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

Albox English Move (Tony) ….............................................699 819213 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 J & B Removals (Albox) …......…………625 692273 / 616 888058 James & Son Removals, Storage & Pet Transportation .651 519307

Club de Tenis …….....................................…………..667 El Gallego ...........................................950 120590 / 615 La Cena ……........................................……………….950 La Parrilla ................................................................950 Mesón de Irene ………........................647 730103 / 950 The New Delhi (Indian) ……...........….950 431705 / 639

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Antas Asador Gloria …..............................…...950 453150 / 625 Cortijo Carlotta ......................................950 619226 / 638 El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950

Arboleas El Mirador …………….............................................…678 Happy Garden .........................................................950 Hostal Meson ………..........................950 430137 / 635 Hotel Rural Azabache ............................................690

668613 Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 549646 El Local ……......................................950 634449 / 633 684855 459081 Los Mellízos …………................................……………667 919025 453048 Las Alparatas La Capilla (See p.11) ................................................950 479305 160806 Lijar 120851 Mesón La Hoya ........................................................638 298507 612738 Limaria 258813 Welcome Stranger …........................………...........….950 432719

Bédar

Los Castaños

El Elpalme …………...........................................…..950 469569 Cortijo Las Piezas ........................……..950 951498 / 634 780943 La Fuente .................................................................950 469185 Los Gallardos Miramar .....................................................................950 469308 Apolo ……...................................................…………..600 495182 Cabrera La Cumbre ...................................... 950 888126 / 629 030438 Los Pastores .............................................................950 468002 Meson Verfran ..............................................………637 810143 Cerro Gordo Miraflores ...........................................679 970399 / 609 506869 Bistro Bonita .......................................650 599739 / 950 930169 Lucainena de Las Torres

Cortijo Grande

Venta el Museo ........................................................950 364200

Casa Los Pinos ……......................…..950 468236 / 619 136877

Mojácar See also Mojácar Pueblo

Cucador

Al Punto (Brazilian) ...................................................950 ……….................................….........……….950 634562 Antonella (Italian) (See p.15)............................……..950 Desert Springs Resort Arriba ................................................950 615591 / 654 El Chiringuito Pool Bar ………................................…678 746706 Asador Ayerbe ..........................................................950 El Torrente Restaurant …....................................……637 861590 Azeefa (Indian) ...................................950 109758 / 660 The Crocodile Club ...................................................678 746706 Badgers ...................................................................950 La Vida

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

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

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ........................................634 363834 / 634 397559

Garrucha Angus & Hereford .....................................................950 Casa Adriana ...........................................................950 Góndola ....................................................................950 La Diligencia 1880 …...............………..950 460949 / 627 La Plazoleta ……….........................................…….666 Restaurante Andalucia ..............................................950 Restaurante Azul, Hotel Tikar ...................................950 Rincón del Puerto …….......................950 133042 / 950 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips ..............................……….950

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Bar Alizee ...............................................................950 091810 Beachcomber …..................................................…..950 473099 Bowen Resto Bar (formerly Alvaron) ………………….. Burladero ...................................................................950 615041 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ………...........................645 414793 Cantina Don Pancho ................................................950 472543 Capri (Italian) ...........................................................950 615067 Captain’s Tapas Bar & Restaurant ...........................617 477797 Casa Egea .................................................................950 472190 Casablanca ...............................................................950 472474 Cowboy Cocina ..........................................................950 472924 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Deseo ....................................................................670 018035 Dolce Vita ...............................................................950 478470 El Albir .....................................................................670 500843 El Barrio Libre .............................................................950 475739 El Corralejo (Mexican) ..............................................950 615537

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El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 634 899515 Eudoxia (Greek) ……….................................………. 663 314445 Imperial (Italian) .......................................................950 478098 Isabel .........................................................................950 475941 Karma (Indian) (See back cover)............950 615231 / 600 483614 La Bola .......................................................................950 478408 La Cabaña ..................................................................950 615179 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478941 La Caracola .............................................................622 520925 La Cometa ...............................................................950 615209 La Estancia …….............................................………654 562396 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472117 La Lupe …………….........…………….950 475980 / 610 230816 La Parata (See p.7)..............................................…950 478186 La Peseta …………......................................…………950 472292 La Table de Cathy (French Cuisine) …...…………….650 745807 Los Amigos …….................................…………………950 478489 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé (See p.29)..…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 437131 Meson de Perico ....................................................950 615582

Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ..............................950 472002 Mojo’s ..............................................950 808545 / 674 113218 Neo Beach Club .....................................……………..950 473006 Neptuno Beach Club ..............................................…616 005387 Omega ........................................................................950 475317 Ostería Ristorante Italiano .........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Pastis (French) ..........................................................950 091827 Playa Blanca (See p.35)............................................950 473001

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Posada del Candil, Hostal La Parata .....950 472670 / 605 280984 Pulcinella (Italian) ……………................……………….950 109652 Restaurante Asiatico Yao ….........................................686 998409 Restaurante Mediterráneo ..........................................950 472268 Sal Marina .................................................................950 472405 The Crazy Cow ……………........………697 465620 / 634 386140 The Irish Rover ........................................................950 473135 The Kimrick .................................................................950 475198 The Lemon Lounge …………...............................…….950 472659 The Phoenician Golf ..................................................603 279612 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Viva .........................................................................637 270594

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Ángel ..........................................950 478343 / 607 537101 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 El Reclamo …….......................................................950 472881 Napoli (Italian) .........................................................950 472976 Pulcinella (Italian) ......................................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur (See p.23)..606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Calima ………………........................….663 286962 Restaurante Mamabel's ....................... 663 700542 / 950 472448 La Estancia (Argentinean) ….............654 562449 / 695 167831 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 La Pará …………………….................................…….637 545590 Rincon de Zahorí ................................630 314400 / 625 103672 Pizzeria El Desvío (Turre) ........................................607 804488 Pizzeria-Restaurante Mari Cruz ……....................…..950 479646 Palomares Romerijo ………………........................…………………678 083758 The Oasis Bar ...................................950 467381 / 676 365010 Taj (Indian) ..................................................................950 479607

Partaloa

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

Urcal

Pulpí

The Palms …………...............................950 958167 / 678 832036

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

Vera

Carmona ...................................................................950 390760 Dalí ............................................................................950 132345 Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566 Cortijo Albari ..............................................................950 391706 El Paseo de Oscar ...................................................950 392496 San Juan de Los Terreros Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691

Pueblo Laguna

Santopetar

Vera Playa

El Molino ....................................................................950 930179 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 El Balconcito .............................................................635 Turre Chili .................................................608 802227 / 950 468425 La Buena Mesa …………..…................950 467222 / 610 Greg & Co ..............................................................950 617698 La Pampa (Argentinean Grill) ……….950 397702 / 671 Hostal Rural .............................................................950 478806 Lua (Italian) ...............................................................950

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Taj Mahal (Indian) …............……………950 618691 / 671 231465 SATELLITE TV The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.18)...647 247494 / 950 092604

Villaricos Goah ........................................................................950 467030 La Esperanza ............................................................625 737025 Los Angeles ..............................................................617 952760

Los Conteros ......................................950 618629 / 699 010705

ACS (Vera)..........................................696 049588 / 950 467832 Cuevasat ...........................................950 523740 / 628 153340 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.95) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Digital Vision (See p. 24) ..................950 472081 / 645 294064 Europa-digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Don Tadeo ..................................................................670 860386 Skystars (Albox) ......... .......................687 042335 / 667 366797 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Solo Satellite & Air Conditioning ........950 528334 / 699 909737 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …....950 459060 / 649 482677

ROOFING Alan ……...........................................….950 450347 / 600 268176

RUGS & CARPETS Albox Rugs (Albox) ...........................607 375697 / 950 633149

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

P & R Direct (Antas, El Real)..............678 048808 / 665

RURAL TOURISM 2 Poplars (Velez Blanco) ……...............................….670 Cortijo Pocio de la Nava (Mojácar) ............................670 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659

Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ………......677 114576 / 695 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. …….950 459060 / 649 258680 Screenmasters (See p.5)......….…..680 777789 / 677 The Patio People ………….......................................610 Uk Pool Enclosures ……...............……671 208847 / 677 243856 SCUBA DIVING 777752 198424 Buceo (Aguilas) ……………......................................968

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Buceo Mojácar ..................................950 472760 / 629 049229 SOLAR ENERGY Molasub (Villaricos) ............................950 467572 / 675 321404 See also Alternative Energy SES (Aguilas) ………..................................................669 040963 d match digital services (See page 99).......................950 472947 Ecocorp (See p.3).....................................................671 716597 SECOND HAND Anne’s Treasure Trove (Turre) ..................................950 930462 De Lima’s Quality Used Furniture (Mojácar Playa)....600 344565 Designer Thrift (Albox) ...........................................950 064576 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 Second Hand Furniture (Mojácar Playa) …………….600 268176 Second Time Around (Albox) .......................................950 431871 Selecciones (Turre) ..................................................634 347295 The Fundraiser (Turre) .............................................664 620288 The Treasure Trove (Turre) ……….................………..666 281316

SECURITY & SAFES See Alarms SEPTIC TANK SERVICE

HM Heating ................................................................652 Hi-Tec Solar (Turre) ............................609 888549 / 950 Drainage Solutions …...........………….616 531283 / 670 088966 Hispavan Solar ..................................950 047033 / 687 Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Solartech (Las Buganvillas) …..............................….950 Ginés Millán (All areas) ……….............(after 4pm) 607 366355 Sunergy Almeria ........................................................636 Lymasur (Vera) ……..........................950 390732 / 609 442695 SOLICITORS Septic Tanks Cleaned ……….....................…………..675 838808 AG-2 Asesores / Silvia Muñoz (Vera) …...............…..950 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 SEWING Aldana Dressmaking & Alterations …..........………….658 588439 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 Alice .........................................................................666 617037 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649

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Bewitching Stitching (Arboleas Area) ……..............…666 056788 Coser y Planchar (Zoco Centre, Mojácar Playa) ….680 163780 Coser y Planchar (Vera) .........................................689 303765 J.F.M. Modas Sedal (Turre) ..............950 468031 / 606 945502 House of James (Zurgena) .....................................649 503875 Lola Alterations & Repairs (Mojácar Playa) .950 475994 / 637 963835 North East South West .....................950 069665 / 671 273335 Sewing Problems ......................................................950 479278 Shandmade (knit & sew) ............................................630 833873 Solo Style .............................................950 528334 / 626 319907

SHOE REPAIRS Shoe Repairs (Mojácar Playa) ..................................663 330972

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle) Ian (Hand Painted) …………….....................………..634 313796 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709

SKIN TREATMENTS

Francesca Herman (See p.19)....….......................….687 480694 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 SKIP HIRE Aridos Mojácar S.L. .................................................650 914257 Babelia (Mojácar Playa) ………................................950 473046 Servacon .................................................................950 475853 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ……………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 SNOOKER HALLS Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 CD Snooker Mojácar ............................634 364311 / 609 026526 Domus Vivendi (Marina de la Torre, Mojácar) 950 133607 / 635 189986 Euro Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ..............................950 617017 Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086

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SPAS Hispavan Caldera Spas ....................950 047033 / 687 845730 Sundance Spas (Mojácar) .........................................950 472845 Terrapilar (Antas, ElReal) ...........................................950 459100

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

SPORTS & REMEDIAL MASSAGE Debbie James ..........................................................687 619239 Ray Daniel ……...................………...........................617 741564

STAINED GLASS Janet Broady ….............................…........................950 130627 Keith ……………….................................................…..625 167081

SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 Property Inspection Report (Architect D. González) ..686 846624 Sapphire Surveyors ………...................950 064725 / 671 208782

SWEET SHOPS Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 La Vida Dulce Sweet shop (Albox) .........................671 851135

TAKEAWAYS See also Chinese Restaurants, Fish & Chips & Pizzerias Azeefa (Indian, Mojácar Playa) .............950 109758 / 660 173987 BiancoRossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 472682 Cornish Pride (Albox) …....................................………666 618933 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 472995 / 634 899515 Karma (Indian, Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 475788 Taj (Indian, Turre) ........................................................950 479607 Zak’s Plaice Fish & Chips (Garrucha) …...............…..950 133193

TATTOO ARTISTS Body-Zone Tattoo (Mojácar) ……………......................634 336789 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374

TAXIS (Legal) Levante Area Taxis (Mojácar, Turre, Los Gallardos, Bédar, Garrucha, Vera, Cuevas, Antas) ............................................950 226161

José Francisco López Molina ...............950 133607 / 635 189986 Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 Martínez Echevarría (Mojácar) .................................950 268438 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 412321 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 390282 TELECOMMUNICATIONS Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950 615038 Albox-Online ………..............................…………….950 091111 AlmeriNet-Cheap Calls .........................950 479517 / 627 027758

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Euphony Mojacar .........................................................677 146592 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Indalphone ...............................(Mojácar) 950 475784 / 622 455 608

TRANSLATING see Interpreters TRAVEL Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) …………................950 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 Ferri Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 Mojácar Tours (Mojácar Playa) ..........................…..950 Thomas Cook Holidays (Roquetas) ...........................950 Viajes Yedra Tours (Aguilas) ...................................968 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................968 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950

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TUITION Indalphone ...........................................(Huércal-Overa) 950 471470 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Maso Telefonia (Albox) ……..............................………….950 121279 MaxiMovil – Plus S.L. Orange ................................950 393538 Next ..........................................................................950 479369 Servcom (Turre) ........................................................902 023268 Telitec Connections S.L. ..............……902 889070 / 965 743473 The Phone House (Albox) …………….950 121045 / 670 359698 WiFi Internet .............................................................950 615156

TILING & PATIO WORK 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 365 Tiling Services.....................................................627 292601 A1 Services ………...............................................…..697 631458 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Andalucian Con Co Print .........................................628 408197 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 David Hockley .....................................950 472293 / 610 239584 Diamond Plastering and Building Services ...................665 706880 Garden Works .....................................950 133755 / 666 847583 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 Vision Design & Build ...............................................672 153298

TIMBER SUPPLIERS Wood2Go ..............................................950 614050 / 606 156151

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 Tanks in Spain (tank trips) ..............950 527003 / 663 758113 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405

Alpha Spanish Tuition .......................950 133508 / 627 670255 Computer Training & Tuition Call Out (Dani) ...........678 490639 Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 Eco Center Bédar - Spanish Class ..........................666 249197 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 English language tuition …….....................................666 249197 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Gemma (Spanish classes) ....................................600 804248 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guillermo (Spanish conversation, Antas)...................647 525639 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Guitar Lessons (Chris Pottle) ................................950 437606 Guitar, Bass, Music Theory Tuition (Almanzora area) 681 286291 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Jose (Spanish Lessons) ..........................................667 303376 Kinder Garrucha (Bilingual Education Centre)..950 047026 / 671 608519 La Galeria Art Classes (Albox) …..............................663 341904 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Leticia (Spanish Conversation) ……......................…950 615566 Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Native Spanish Teacher (All levels) ………………….670 619017 Native Spanish Tuition ..............................................661 654812 Pencils English Academy (Garrucha)..........................634 314110 Penny Baltrus (Piano) ...............................................662 517106 Piano (Mojácar) …………............……950 069803 / 667 408941 Piano tuition. Terry Peace (Limaria/Albox.) ...............868 931815 Professional Writing Services …..........………………..662 067490 Sam Catchlove (Professional drum/latin percussion) ..950 634402 Sarah Dyson (Computer tuition) …....................……687 632435 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699 Wind Instruments .....................................................659 022604

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886

UNIFORMS Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................950 472662 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218

UPHOLSTERY Albox Rugs (upholstery cleaning) .............................950 633149 Almeria Upholstery Cleaning ...............664 503597 / 634 320990 Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 811125

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VEHICLE REPAIRS Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 CostaCoches ...........................................................950

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Motaquip (Mojácar Playa) …………..950 478335 / 950 475776 Ralf Motors Levante SL ...............................................950 393776

Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 571939 Unicraft (Upholstery) .................................................692 176069

Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 465 364 / 651 998738

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage A-A Cargo …………...........................950 064778 / 634 337185 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ……...........…………..600 225 929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Justin ……….........................................................….627 907207 Mal Van Man ............................................................662 569138 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682

SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 Steve Kelly (Auto Electrician) Mojácar …..........……..607 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950

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VEHICLE IMPORTATION Arboleas Car Centre S.L. ...................672 755532 / 672 Fernando ................................................................. 677 Help with Papers (Mojacar) ......................................634 Hispavan vehicle importation ..............950 047033 / 687 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607

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Call 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com Mobile Tyre Service ..................................................672 798173 Rod's Autos ………..............................950 069480 / 678 955607 Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517

VEHICLE SALES Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….950 069198 / 667 439671 Automobiles Bajuma S.L. (Antas) .............................662 167758 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Kia Motors (Vera) Stuart Campbell ….................…..667 549649 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Nissan (Albox) ………..................................................950 430856 Talleres Fad (Aguilas) …...........................................968 447565 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253 Taller Daydo (Antas) …...............……950 459116 / 607 373298 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400 VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE) Adam .........................................................................693 706360 VEHICLE SHIPPING Albox Service Centre S.L. …....................................662 093051 Car Shipping ………………UK 0044 1704 575983 / 671 101220 Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517

VETS Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920

Cool Air (Air Conditioning) .................950 472432 / 673 195872 DB Autos (Kyle) ……………...............................…….678 487689 Mike's Mobile Mechanics ….........…….628 350178 / 636 824974 Clinica (Albox) ...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784

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Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ....950 475213 Emergencies: 659 957942 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................….667 304876

WINDOW TINTING Pro Sun Solutions ......................................................679 695999

WINDOWS & DOORS

Alan Barker ........................................950 450174 / 600 268176 Andalucian Glass C.B. ........................630 231644 / 636 838484 Direct Trade Windows ............................................. 662 118785 Elper Alutol S.L. .........................................................639 212220 WASHING MACHINE REPAIRS Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Rod Bridges ………...............................950 473035 / 687 261280 Interglaze ……..............................….950 121909 / 680 743311 Mojácar Windows & Doors S.L. ..........950 473104 / 669 143036

WATER (Tanker Delivery)

Sierra Cabrera Water ...................…………………….693 866558

WATER TREATMENTS Ashley Reliable Plumbing ………..........................…..610 Healthy H2O .....................................968 437270 / 647 JF Supplies Albox ………...............….950 064315 / 660 Water Filters ……................................................…….600

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WEB DESIGN A1 Web Design ………..........................................….622 493499 Cuantiva Mobile Web Design & SEO 950 472662 / 664 704008 Divine Logix ...........................................................617 401332 EyeOut.net ............................................................. 950 460814 I.b.Limaria Website Construction ..........................868 931815 Image Suite ………........................................................647 918 848 Limon-group .......................................868 931841 / 659 306519 MODS ........................................................................600 284975 Paginasweb .......................................902 005799 / 911 011505 Red Y Web .................................................................661 463834 WebIndalo .................................................................648 514323

Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 090625 Planet Windows …...............................950 449639 / 664 327863 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 320761 Speedyfit (See p.4)..................................950 439228 / 600 006032 Standard Windows (Antas) ........................................950 393121

WINDSCREENS Guardian Express ….......................................……..902 111555 Pro Sun Solutions ....................................................679 695999

WEDDING & PARTY PLANNING

WINES

Weddings in Spain .....................................................950 475826 Bodegas Fuente Victoria .......................................... 950 478786 Bodega Gran Baco (Aguilas) .............................…..968 411538 WEIGHT LOSS Enoteca Tikar (Garrucha) ……...........................….950 617131 See Diet Plans & Weight Loss Isalva (Palomares) ………..........................................615 265092 Valley Wines and Beer ..........................................662 153834 WINDOW CLEANING Clearview Window Cleaning ...................................636 092632 WOOD & PELLET STOVES Cristal Clear Windows (Mojácar) …..........……………634 347193 Chimeneas Acar (Albox) ...........................................950 120077 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 Chimeneas Mojácar S.L. (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 472135 James & Craig ......................................634 351052 / 652 294104 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ......................634 255373 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 ZOO & PARK Teresa Jimenéz …………….............................……..636 119538 Oasys (Tabernas) ....................................................950 365236 Woody the Window Cleaner (Almanzora Valley) .......634 349665

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Useful Telephone Numbers Emergencies (Multi-lingual).........112 Health Emergencies: Life Threatening .........................061 Other Health Emergencies..902505061

TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202 HACIENDA (TAX OFFICE) Huércal Overa .......................950 470209 / 950 471013

Guardia Civil .......................................062 FUNERAL DIRECTOR Local Police .......................................092 Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .............................950 430122 Coast Guard .........................900 202 202 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) .....................950 616161 CREA (Centre for wild animal/bird rescue) .670 944592 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..................950 460295 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) .......................950 478102 AIRPORTS Almería ..................................................................950 213700 HOSPITALS Alicante ...................................................................966 919000 Huércal-Overa, San Javier, Murcia ............................................968 172000 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 BRITISH EMBASSY Madrid ..................................................................917 146300 Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 LOCAL POLICE BRITISH CONSULATE Enquiries, all areas, 24hrs .........................................902 109 356 Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 UK PASSPORT INFORMATION Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 EMERGENCY UK PASSPORTS Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 Vera .................................................................................950 390010 CREDITCARD HOTLINES American Express ............................................902 375637 4B (Visa, Mastercard) .....................................913 626200 Diners Club ......................................................901 101011 Red 6000 ...............................................................915 965335 Servired (Visa Mastercard) ..........................902 192100

TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ........................902 509509 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Breakdowns:....................902 516516 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 WATER Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 Galasa Enquiries: ............................................950 391200 Breakdowns: .........................................902 355575 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Gestagua (Albox) ...............................................950 120649 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 GAS International Operator ......................................................11825 Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Repsol, information ..........................................901 100100 TAXIS See Directory pages ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Central number ……………...............................902 575757 SOME FLIGHT WEBSITES www.thomson.co.uk www.britishairways.com Mojácar Town Hall Beach Office www.easyjet.com www.aerlingus.com Marina de La Torre, Mon-Fri 9 - 2pm www.flymonarch.com www.ryanair.com Tourist and Town Hall enquiries ..................950 109845

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What’s On Concerts Cantante Singers and Musicians, are performing on Mojácar Playa for the first time, at The New Kimrick Restaurant on Thursday, June 12th at 8pm, and June 14th at 8pm at the Convento de la Victoria centre in Vera. Their repertoire includes music by J.S.Bach, Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Fats Waller, Sigmund Romberg, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Giuseppe Verdi, and some well known Spanish compositions. Julie Hawkins, with a professional musical background, started Cantante three and a half years ago. Three other professionals lead the current membership of around thirty singers. There are no auditions to join, just a real desire to make lovely music, and to enjoy being together. For info tel: Harvey Defriend, 678 682 574.

Theatre The Friends of Age Support Almanzora perform “Inheritance”, a supernatural tale by Charles Scott at the Arboleas Theatre on June 20th & 21st at 7.30pm, & June 22nd at 2.30pm. Donation entry price 5 euros, from Girasol & One Stop Pools Albox, Essentials Arboleas, C.A.T. Services La Alfoquía, or at the door. The playwright Charles Scott lives in Arboleas and this is the first performance of “Inheritance”.

g r o u p o f f r i e n d s , To t a l Entertainment, Girasol and One Stop Pools Albox; Sophias & Essentials Arboleas; CAT services La Alfoquía and Spar supermarket Huércal-Overa. David Bisbal starts off the Spanish concerts in his current world tour by performing on June 14th at 10pm, in the Concert arena of the Mediterranean Games Stadium Almería city. Amongst other favourites, he will be performing tracks from his latest album “Tú y Yo” (You and I). Tickets are 37 euros or VIP at 61 euros.

Exhibitions 2014 “Itinerarte” travelling Contempor y Ar t exhibition organized by the Junta de Andalucía. This features 41 works by 8 artists. The exhibition can be seen May 7th- June 15th at the Sala Exposiciones, Purchena. Miguel Villarino has a painting exhibition at the Centro de Arte, Museo de Almería until July 6th, with works from 1980-2014. He has an international reputation for his bold paintings using striking colours. Painting by Miguel Villarino

The Voices of Almanzora present “A musical time machine, a century of music”, at Museo Pedro Gilabert, Arboleas on Frida,y June 6th, and Saturday 7th at 8pm, and Sunday, June 8th at 3pm. Tickets 8 euros from Almanzora

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Mojácar Moors & Christians Programme. The village medieval markets and street entertainment start from 12 noon, Friday, June 6th, and 11am on the 7th & 8th. The Moors & Christian first event starts from the Centro de Usos Múltiples (Artisan centre), below the ‘fuente’ at 9pm on Friday, June 6th, with a march to the village at 10.30pm. The official opening of the events followed by fireworks and music starts at 11pm. Festivities continue during the night. Troops congregate at 4.30pm on Saturday June 7th, opposite the Hostal Provencal at El Descargador beach. Firing of muskets, a ribbon race and a belly dancing exhibition starts at 6pm, with an eventual procession to the Parque Commercial. Village events start from 10pm until late. From noon on Sunday, June 8th assorted groups of musketeers visit locations along the beach area. The final grand procession starts at the top of the village at 7pm.


What’s On Miscellaneous The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, Quiz at the Beachcomber Bar on Friday, June 6th. Fish and chips, 5 euros, from 7.30pm; Quiz, 3 euros, from 8.30pm. All proceeds to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. Saturday, June 28th, Dinner /Dance at Hostal Rural Turre. 3 course meal followed by dancing to Kay Frances. Non-Members welcome, cost 22 euros. Tel: 634 368 349 for more information. Dames in Turre. AGM on Monday, June 9th at the Hostel Rural in Turre. This meeting is for members only but friends are welcome to join us for the meal afterwards. Tues, June 17th, final event before Summer close; a day at the seaside strip of land at La Manga del Mar Menor, stopping for a coffee break at Cabo de Palos. Relax on the beach, take a dip in the sea, bring a picnic, or just stroll around the town at your leisure and find a nice restaurant for lunch. For more information contact: Secretary Pam Smith on 950 475418 or President Lesley Barlow on 950 478633.

Trips by Club Taurino Mojácar. RONDA - August 5th/7th staying in the luxurious, newly refurbished Wellness and Spa Hotel overlooking the Tajo Gorge where you can watch the sun go down at the end of the day. The hotel is only a short walk from the 'New' Bridge and historic centre. Price 199 euros p/p based on 2 sharing. GRANADA - Sept 9th/11th - 3 days, 2 nights staying in the centre of the city just minutes from the Cathedral. 145 euros p/p based on 2 sharing SEVILLE - Dec 9th/11th - 3 days, 2 nights in everyone’s favourite quarter of Seville. 145 euros p/p B/B based on 2 sharing. Trips by Carlos Águilas, Infanta Doña Elena Auditorio, June 13th. Elche Philarmonic Orchestra performs popular “best of” Spanish classics;

El Poli Bar Partaloa. Every Thursday, 2pm, Ancestry Club for beginners. "Who do you think you are?" Come along and find out your ancestry. For info tel: 634 309 590. Charity Walk on behalf of “The Universal Wonderful Street Academy”, a locally based charity that provides one meal a day and free education, to street children in Accra, Ghana. Sunday, June 15th at 7pm, starting at the Parador hotel, Mojácar playa. Cost 5 euros. (Find us on Facebook).

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Rodrigo & Bacarisse Guitar concertos, Manuel de Falla “Three cornered hat” suite and other compositions. Inclusive price of 39 euros, coach & ticket. Isabel Bes performs another of her popular Edith Piaf tribute concerts on June 15th, Restaurant La Venta de Alfaix, Alfaix nr. Los Gallardos. Tickets 29 euros including a gourmet dinner. Tickets from Carlos or restaurant. Alhambra Palace, Granada, July 25th. The Ballet Flamenco de Andalucía perform “En la Memoria del Cante 1922” charting the history of flamenco from a very famous event at the Alhambra palace in 1922, when Federico García Lorca took part. Tickets 92 euros including coach, 1 night in 4* Hotel with half board buffet, and entrance price. For info & bookings call Carlos on 610 681068 or 950 525761.


What’s On San Animal Santuario are holding “The Great Kon-tiki Raft Race” and YOU are invited to participate in this Fun Raft Race challenge to be held on Sunday, June 15th, starting from the Chiringuito “Henrock”, San Juan de los Tererros. Entry fee 10 euros per raft - minimum two persons /maximum four persons. All rafts to be home made. Full rules and entry forms available from Richard at or Tel: 950 466 248. Zurgena and District Royal British Legion will be staging an exhibition to commemorate the start of the First World War at the Pedro Gilabert Museum in Arboleas from June 2nd-13th, as part of a worldwide recognition of the sacrifices made by ordinary people. The displays will feature details of events leading up to the start of the conflict, letters from the front line, photographs, and a selection of propaganda posters. For further details and information please contact the branch by email at , or the Branch web site: http://branches.britishlegion.org. uk/branches/zurgena/. Search on Facebook for Zurgena & District Branch The Royal British Legion.

is found. Each foster home allows us to save another dog in need. We provide all the essentials, food, bed, blanket, toys, collar, lead, and all vet's bills. We prefer to use foster homes instead of a kennel facility so that we can help these wonderful rescues blossom into their true personalities. Testaments and photos we receive from our adopters show that this by far the best way forward! If you would like to foster one of our dogs (or indeed adopt), please contact San Animal Águilas, on or call us on 676 276 199. PAWS A Book, CD and DVD sale will be held every second Tuesday of the month at the Beachcomber Bar on Mojacar Playa from 11am to 1 pm to help raise funds for the Mojácar PAWS Cattery. Forum Golf Society Events 6th – 8th June, Ford League Grand Finals at La Sella, 13th June, 5 Club Stableford at Lorca. For further information, contact Phil E l a m o n 6 6 6 847 84 0 / philjelam@yahoo.co.uk, or see www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com

APSA Charity Fashion Show. The APSA volunteers are working hard to prepare for the summer fashion show at the Tennis Club in Albox on Thursday, 5th June. The organizer, Sue, is busy selecting the new and nearly-new clothes and putting the models through their paces! There will be a fashion show and auction on the covered terrace at the Tennis Club and plenty of opportunity to buy clothes and accessories in all sizes - from crops and t-shirts to cruise and evening wear. The event is always a sell-out and local businesses have been very generous in donating raffle prizes - from restaurant and petrol vouchers, gifts, and coupons for local food stores and hairdressers. All proceeds will go towards the new kennels. Tickets are on sale now, at 6 euros from the APSA shop in Avenida Lepanto, opposite Jacks in Albox, open 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday. You can reserve a table for you and friends; an ideal way to spend an early evening in June.

Moors & Christians Fiesta

Águilas Dog Appeal Foster families urgently needed! Many people say, “I can’t have a dog as I don't live here all the time" or "Sometimes I am so busy but I would love to have a dog". We often need foster families for short term - sometimes just a few days after one of our shelter dogs has been castrated or sterilised and needs just a few days TLC. Other times, longer term foster care until a dogs’ “forever” family

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

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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Wednesday: Bar Anita, Los Gallardos, Sorbas road after motorway junction Saturday: Rastro, Mojácar Playa, opp. Red Cross, 9am - 2pm Trufi Bar. Mojácar Playa, Saturday afternoons. 1st Sun. lunchtime of the month: Bar La Montaña Farmers' Market Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village Last Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities

The Write Thing Mojácar Community Library Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Los Gallardos, Wednesdays, 10.30 - 1pm, Tel Kate: 950 469540 11am - 1pm .

Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre, Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sat, 10am–1pm . Avda. Lepanto, Albox (next to Jacks). Extensive English Library, DVD’s and Talking Books. Trips and other social events. Tel: 634 343 147 www.almanzoragof.org

Free Masons Contact: 950 36 90 33

Almería Link Friendship Group Wednesday, 8 for 8.30pm at Hotel Continental, Mojácar Playa. All welcome. Info from Johnny 950 478899 or Barbara 697 640 698

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, The Artisan Centre, 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month, 11am. All welcome inc. non-services personnel. For enquiries & Welfare call 634 368 349 www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/ mojacar/news-events.

Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Mojácar area. Tel: 667 303 788

Freemasons in Albox 950 439 242 Ante Natal Classes Call Pat on 950 398738 or 661 751201

The Royal British Legion - Albox Meeting held on the 3rd Thursday of the month, 11am, Coffee morning on Elderberries Lunch Club For the elderly, lonely or handicapped. 1 s t T h u r s d ay, 10 . 3 0 a m , b oth Contact Margaret: 950 477 063 or at La Parrilla, Albox. Contact Peter Phillips, Chairman, Tel: 693483392, email: Marianne: 950 472 349 p e a t p e e @ s k y. c o m o r s e e Club Taurino de Mojácar britishlegion.org.uk/branches/albox for Social club meets Thursdays 1-3pm. further details. Everyone welcome, you Contact Mike or Audrey on 950 475 261 do not have to be ex services to join. w w w. c l u b - t a u r i n o - m o j a c a r. c o m The Royal British Legion - Zurgena WOW Women on Wednesday & District Branch The Loft, Mojácar Playa, from 1.30pm. Bar Latinos, La Alfoquia, every first Get together, buy, sell, swap, meet new Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Crib, people. 2nd & 4th Thurs of month, 7pm. Coffee morning, 3rd Wed of month, 11am. Quiz, Tuesday Ladies Club Alvaron, Mojácar Playa. Tues, 12-2pm. last Friday, 8pm. All welcome. For details Get more out of your life in Spain.. see www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches /zurgena Loose Women ladies group La Vida, Cucador, Thurs, 2 - 4pm, all Mojácar Walking Group Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. welcome. Tel: 950 634 562 www.mojacarwalkinggroup.com or tel: Dames in Huércal Overa 950 467 679 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Tennis Cantoria Residents Association Club. Tel. Sue 661 190 190 Library and Meeting Room above the Dames in Spain 3rd Age Bar (near Ole Supermarket). 3rd Monday of the month, 11 am, The Library hours 11am till 1pm Tues, Thurs Parador, Mojacar. Chairman Myra Holmes & Fri. Contact cantoria.info@gmail.com 950 475 491, Secretary Iris Hamilton 950 475 863. Guests welcome. Mojácar Bridge Club Monday and Wednesdays 7pm. in Dames in Turre Community Hall, nr Main Square, Turre. 11am, last Mon in the month, Multiple Contact Les 950 437 100 Use Centre in Turre . Talks, trips, support for local charities Guests welcome. Tel.: Zurgena Air Rifle Club Secretary Pam Smith 950475418 or Contact George on 950 437 024 or 608 President Lesley Barlow 950478633 050 036 Cambridge 800. Diet Plan Mojácar, Wed & Fri; Arboleas, Thurs by appointment. Call 660 681 166 or email rodann@hotmail.co.uk

Psychic Development Circle Various classes at different times. Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com

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AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Almanzora No. Association campaigning for the legalisation of homes in the Almanzora Valley built without proper authority. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org The Divine Life Society, Almeria Branch Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar. Evening of Meditation and a talk, 1st Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Spiritual Cinema, 3rd Fri of the month, 7.30pm. Meditation and Yoga classes. Tel Sharon 950 469122 or 672 061 048 or omsharon50 @gmail.com FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for Everyone). Registered charity. Tel: 667255094 www.face-charity.com The Helping Hands Team Tel: 968 48 29 48 Vera Lions Club Vera & District Lions Club. Valle del Este Gollf Resort Hotel (Cabo de Gata Suite), first Wed of each month at 6pm. Tel: Glyn Williams on 670816332 or Sandie Tinkham on 950439324, for enquiries regarding Welfare please ring 634341176 Almeria Strings Folk Club Third Thursday of the month, 8pm, at Romerijo, Turre. Free admission. For further information about our monthly folk night and other acoustic music events, see www.almeriastrings.org or call 634 347 930 Vera Photo Club First Sun of month, The Blue Parrot. Vera Playa. 10am - 12pm. All levels welcome. Models needed. Phone Stan on 687361440. or Sarah 670003717. Ancestry Club for Beginners El Poli Bar, Partaloa. Thursdays, 2pm. Tel. 634 309 590

Send details of your club, society or activity to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265 Fax: 950 472 441


Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Classic Automobile Club More information from www.a-c-c.es, Harry 629 529 656 email: acclevante @hotmail.com Cabrera Slot Car Club Thursdays, 4-7pm. Tel: 950091130 or 666 274 861 Model Aero Flying Club Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Johnny Hayes: 950 478 899 Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553 Albox Computer Club Jacks Bar, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com alboxcc@gmail.com - or call David on 950 064 311 Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various locations. For further information please contact Roy Stevens Email: indaloh3@gmail.com Tel: 660 887 723 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Miraflore Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos except in July and August.. All welcome. Tel: 667 887 728 Mojácar Angling Club Tel. John (Beachcomber): 950 473 099 Ladies Darts Group Wednesdays 7.30pm at La Vida, Cucador, call Margaret on 950 63 45 62

Religious Groups & Churches Church of England Costa Calida and Costa Almeria Priest: Reverend Pauline Williams 950 956 166/687 250 860 Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, the church of St. Pascual, Agua de Enmedio. Albox: Comunity Hall Aljambra. Eucharist, last Thurs in month, 11am. Evensong, second Sun in month, 6pm. Details: Church Wardens Eric Dore 950 615 105, Pam Carter 667947573 or visit www.mojacarchurch.org Living Water Church Mojacar An Evangelical informal service, at 4.00pm every Sunday, opposite Red Cross Centre on Mojacar Playa. Contact Pastor David Hamilton 697522521 John 950529321 Margaret 950477063 www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com

Puerto Lumbreras Christian Fellowship Every 1st and 3rd Sunday each month at 11.00 am in the premises of the Spanish Evangelical Church, Puerto Lumbreras Tel 619453283 Paul and Sandra Aguaviva Evangelical Church Christian Centre, 2 Los Segovia, Albox, (next to the Chinese Restaurant) close to the Peugeot Garage. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 560 544 Santa Cruz Christian Fellowship Sundays and midweek in Albox and surrounding areas. Contact 677 087 257 or santacruzalbox@gmail.com

Support Groups

A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Mojacar area Meetings –Tuesday, 6pm, Artisan Centre, Mojacar Fuente - Friday Iglesia Evangelica 6pm, Living Water Church, Mojácar Playa C/Hermanos Machado (opposite El Arbol (opposite Red Cross building). Tel: 661 Supermarket) Cuevas del Almanzora. 078 864 or email mike@aaspain.org Spanish sermon translated into English. On Public Holidays when the Artisan Sundays 7pm. Tel Carmela: 950 132 792 Centre is closed, the Tuesday meeting The Evangelical Church, Turre will be at the Living Water Church. Albox Avda de Almeria on the corner of area meetings - Sundays, 4.30pm. C/Alberquillica . Sunday 11am. Parents Evangelical Centre, C/ Arradal (beside & Toddlers, Fridays, 10a.m. during school Health Centre). Tel: 634 334 525 terms.. Midweek prayer meeting & Alpha Alzheimer Support Group course. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 472349. Gives advice to Spanish or Englishwww.turrechurch.com speaking families & sufferers. Contact The Lighthouse. Julia Martos: 676 200733 Vera International Family Church (Non Parkinson's Disease Support denomonational). Tel: 637-122-891. Email: Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de tgillicuddy@gmail.com www.theNieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 950 137109 lighthousechurch.com or 677 688037 Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Age Support Almanzora Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Shop, Plaza Padre Arias in Arboleas village Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: (the square with the bakery and 652 293 269 hairdresser) six days a week 10-1.30. Tel: Antas Church 634333544, In Jauro village (signposted from the MACS Cancer Support Group Cajamar in Antas). Informal structured General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am worship in a friendly atmosphere. 2nd to 4pm. Macs Helpline: 634 656 555. & 4th Sun each month, 11am., Fully Spanish registered charity. Community Room (Salon Social), Antas www.macscancersupport.com Email: village church. Geraldine or Barrie tel. macscancersuppor t@live.co.uk 662 169 691 www.antaschurch.com Ostomist Support For Expats Full Gospel Church International Call Paul 868 009 940 or Dee 950 064 Committed to a purpose driven life. 322 in confidence. Sunday, 11am, Evangelical Church, C/ Los Hermanos Machados 9, Cuevas del Stepping Stones Carers Support Almanzora. Tel: 676 241 292 or 619 959 Group Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. 015

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Arts & Crafts Sewing Group, Mojacar, Wednesday, 10.30 am, Bellavista Restaurante. Tel. Brenda: 950 390 426 or Sylvia: 628 006 197 Glass Bead Making La Cueva del Pájaro, Carboneras. Call 950 130 627 Ladies Pottery Painting Parties Albox - every 2nd Thursday, 6 - 9pm. Wine, nibbles, pottery, paints & raffle included 10 euros SimplyArt 662 443 095 Painting Classes for Adults and Children Centro de artesania multiusos, Mojácar. Mon & Tues, adults 4 - 6 pm, children 6 - 7 pm. 4.50 euros/hour. Pipo Jost Nicolas, tel 950 475326

Drama Groups Indalo Players Telephone Sue Osman on 950 473 021 or email indaloplayerselteatro @gmail.com Independent Theatre Group. Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or e-mail independenttheatre @hotmail.com The Luvvies Maloan’s Bar, Arboleas. New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Contact us via www.theluvvies.com, tel. 634 346 309 or e-mail info@theluvvies.com Arboleas Theatre Academy (ATA) (Almanzora valley). New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 950439231, or 634 313 531

Dance

Verasol Dancing Classes 54 Verasol, Vera. Classes include : Royal Line Dancing Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Bar La Cinta (Arboleas). Wed, 7.30pm, Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, all levels. Contact: 627 713238 Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Line Dancing Carrie 'Dusty Boots', Jacks Bar - Albox (previously Bar Rumores) 7.15 p.m Dance Classes at Indigo Gym First Steps into Line Dancing, 8p.m Ballet, Tap, Modern Jazz. Indigo Gym, Beginner to intermediate. All types Mojácar Playa. Contact 950 475 403. of music, no partner required. 3 euros e n t r y. Te l : 6 27 27 9 5 8 4 Yoga dustyboots@mail.com Lotus Yoga Centre, Mojácar Line Dancing Beachcomber Restaurant, Mojácar. Contact Sharon - 950 469 122 or 672 Beginners/Improvers. Mondays, 4pm. 061 048 or omsharon50@gmail.com Contact John 666 200 579 Pamela’s Line Dance Club Tel. Pamela: 950 398076 Nulinedance Workshops with the Twins. Tues & Fri, 7pm, El Molinico, Turre. Tel: 950 617 660 or 617 712 036

L.O.T.U.S Integral Yoga Centre Mojácar. Yoga all levels/gentle yoga. Daily classes. Tel. Parvathi: 636063560 Sophia Centre Arboleas. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador Wed, 2.30 - 4pm. Contact Liz Hill on 667 97 94 45

Dance Classes Ballet, Tap, Modern & Fitness. Mojacar. Indigo Gym, Mojácar Tel. Nicky: 667 479 903 or 950 472 Wed, 2.30pm. Visitors welcome. Sharon 950469122 662 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Ceroc Dancing Kimrick, Mojacar Playa, Tues 8.15pm Tel: 686 400331 Beginners/Improvers/Advanced all Girasol, Albox welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Call 639 089 170 Belly Dancing Cortijo El Saltador Classes in Arboleas, Mojácar, Garrucha, Lucainena de las Torres. Mon, 5:30pm. Vera, Pulpi, Huércal-Overa & Tel: Brahmani on 600 34 91 51 Carboneras. Contact Fatima: 610 472 Sansonora, Mojácar 596 Contact Elena, 630 688 615 or Bellydance Classes elenasansonora@gmail.com Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 Eco Center Bédar 724 521 Mindful Therapeutic Yoga. Bédar Oriental and Middle Eastern Townhall. Tues & Fri, 8:30 a.m. Folklore dancing classes Contact Rachele 666 249 197 Tues at Vera, Wed at Turre. Shirin, ecocenterbedar@gmail.com 607805367, gytanshark@yahoo.es Tea Dances Afternoon tea dance for all sequence dance lovers at Jacks Bar, Albox, Thurs, 3-6pm. Tel: 659 426499. Ready2Rock Rock n Roll Classes Jacks Bar, Monday, 7:30pm Basics to Advanced. Tel: 689892745 or 662 607 371 Dance Classes with Julie Bruce in Turre and Arboleas in Street dance and Musical Theatre also Zumba classes. Contact 697 861 071.

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Sports Almería Lawn Bowling Club Contact Shirley: 679 970 399 Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club Contact Doreen Sands: 950 064791 or 690 00 66 81 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Toni: 950 468 165 or 647 703 393 wattsmyt@gmail.com Mojacar Bowls Club Contact Verna 950 473 072 Badgers Golf Society Wednesdays & Saturdays. Contact Richard (Badger's bar): 950 478 525 Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in Albox on Saturday mornings or email peterstooks@avired.com Forum Golf Society Plays friendly events at local courses twice a month. Tel. Phil Elam: 666 847 840 or philjelam@yahoo.co.uk www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com Marina Phoenix Golf Society Visitors welcome Mondays and Thursdays. Telephone 950 162 727 or 600 353 670

Fitness & Martial Arts Paddle tennis lessons At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 691 Albox Sub-Aqua Club Wed, 8pm, Travellers Inn (7Km from Albox on Taberno Road). Mojácar Sailing Club Sunday afternoons, Playa Cantal, near Trufi Bar. All ages welcome for crewing or social membership. Contact George on 950 475 428. Santa Irene Sailing Club Meets Sundays 1:00 am at the Tela Marinera, Garrucha Port, opposite the new marina up the steps to the first line of buildings. Contact Ian 650 618 737 or 671 474 385. ian@roriston.com www.santaireneclubdevela.com All welcome. Garrucha Table Tennis Club Tel Barry on 677 174 430 Mojácar Veterans Football Club Training Weds 7-9. All welcome. Over 35s may register as an official player. Daniel 637 064 651 or Matt 607 585 624

Cazadores de Turre Cricket Club. Welcome new members of all ages and Valle del Este Golf Society. We play Tuesday and Friday (9:30). All experience. Contact Sam Lewis on 663 welcome. Contact Alan Townsend Tel. 132 487 or Derek Larkins 634 361 941 690 090982 Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273 Cortijo Grande Golf Club Contact: 950 475 509

Indigo Gym, Mojácar Various activities. Tel: 950 475 403 Slimming World Greg & Co, Turre, Frankie’s, Vera Playa, The Kubatin, Arboleas. Call Pam 639 465 631 Body Control Pilates. Classes or private Tel Sharon 638 487 314 Martial Arts Academy Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Antas. Call John Watson on 950 453 681 Academia International de Danza Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defense, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar & Turre Taekwondo 4 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. www.tkdspain.webs.com Girasol, Albox Karate, Children’s gymnastics, Pilates, Legs, bums & tums. Tel 639 089 170 Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Various activities Tel. 950 449 451 La Vida, Cucador Pilates Tel: 638 487 314. Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre & Arboleas. Also circuit training. For details call Pam, 639 465 631 Fitness with Alison At JovaSport Gym, The New Kimrick & Hotel Oasis Tropical. Tel. 666 273 168. Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Zumba for beginners, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, Aero-Fit. Tel 666 273 168.

19th Hole Golf Society La Vida, Cucador. Tel 609 19 94 93 Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thur s mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 608 250 607 - 950 59 28 77 www.tenisypadelindalo.com

Sansonora, Mojácar Qi Gong, Pilates, Dance. Contact Elena, 630 688 615 or elenasansonora @gmail.com

Tennis & Padel Tennis Sierra Club, Desert Springs. Tel: 687599115

Zumba with Julie Bruce Zumba fitness, Zumba sentao (zumba with a chair), Zumba Gold (less impact) and Aqua zumba classes. Tel. 697 861 071.

Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 950 393 851 and 607 021 280

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Your Stars Limitations with females could lead to unfortunate circumstances. Later in the week your boss will pat you on the back for a job well done. Shopping could cost more than you bargained for. You may have difficulties with foreigners. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Mar. 21- April 20)

(Sept. 24 - Oct. 23) Get back into a routine that promises a better looking, more aware individual. Take some time out. Organize your day well if you wish to accomplish all you set out to do. You can ask for favours but don't take them for granted. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

Ferret out information that will hold them responsible. Protect your interests legally if necessary. Your generous nature could be taken advantage of. Problems with your mate will develop if you don't let them have their way. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Apr. 21- May 21)

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22) Residential moves will also be advantageous for all concerned. Someone may be trying to pull the wool over your eyes. The only thing you'll accomplish is a bad reputation. You may be emotional about the way an organization you belong to is handling its business. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

You will find your vitality is lowered. Try not to push your philosophies on others. You'll have problems with authority figures if you don't play by the rules. It might be best not to spend your money on luxuries this month. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday.

(May 22 - June 21)

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) Make plans to mix business with pleasure. Dinner with clients or business associates should be successful. Your partner may be somewhat irritable this month. Your own small business on the side sounds pretty lucrative. Ask a close friend for advice. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

Heed the advice given by family or old reliable friends. You will have excellent ideas and you should be able to help your partner get ahead. Be careful when dealing with superiors. Be sure to look into travel opportunities that will provide you with mental stimulation. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (June 22 - July 22)

(Dec. 22 - Jan. 20) Pleasure trips will bring you into contact with new and interesting people. Try to be there for someone if they need assistance. Expect to have more people on your domestic scene. Realize that you don't have to do everything yourself. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(July 23 - Aug. 22)

Self-improvement projects will pay off in more ways than one. Your contributions will be valued and helpful. Lovers may prove unworthy of your affection. Try to put your money away for a rainy day. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday. (Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Look into real estate. Financial affairs do not look too favourable this month. Don't be shy; show your abilities! You may have a hidden adversary who would love to prove you wrong. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

Abstain from getting involved with married individuals. Try to enlist the support of your coworkers first. The emotional state of peers may cause a problem for you. Your mind may not be on the job. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Don't volunteer private information about yourself unless you're prepared to be talked about behind your back. Finish projects that have been hanging over your head. Someone you least expect may not have your best interests at heart. Spend some quality time with the one you love. Your talents will shine at work. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month One Up for the Irish

Aussie Drinkers' Troubleshooting Chart

Three Englishmen were in a bar and spotted an Irishman. So, one of the Englishmen walked over to the Irishman, tapped him on the shoulder, and said, "Hey, I hear your St. Patrick was a drunken loser." "Oh really? Hmm, I didn't know that." Puzzled, the Englishman walked back to his buddies. "I told him St. Patrick was a loser, and he didn't care!" The second Englishman remarked, "You just don't know how to set him off. Watch and learn," he says, getting up and heading for the Irishman. So, the second Englishman tapped the man on the shoulder and said, "Hey, I hear your St. Patrick was lying, cheating, idiotic, low-life scum!" "Oh really? Huh, I hadn't heard that before." Shocked beyond belief, the Englishman went back to his buddies. "You're right. He's unshakable!" The third Englishman remarked, "Boys, I'll really tick him off. Just watch." So the third Englishman walked over to the Irishman, tapped him on the shoulder and said, "I hear St. Patrick was an Englishman!" "Yeah, that's what your buddies were trying to tell me."

SYMPTOM: Beer unusually pale and tasteless. FAULT: Glass empty. ACTION: Get someone to buy you another beer. SYMPTOM: Beer tasteless, front of your shirt is wet. FAULT: Mouth not open, or glass applied to wrong part of face. ACTION: Retire to gent's room, practice in mirror. SYMPTOM: Feet cold and wet. FAULT: Glass being held at incorrect angle. ACTION: Rotate glass so that open end points toward ceiling. SYMPTOM: Feet warm and wet. FAULT: Improper bladder control. ACTION: Stand next to nearest dog, complain about its house training. Demand more beer. SYMPTOM: Floor blurred. FAULT: You are looking through bottom of empty glass. ACTION: Get someone to buy you another beer. SYMPTOM: Floor moving. FAULT: You are being carried out. ACTION: Find out if you are being taken to another bar; if not, then scream that you are being kidnapped

On Friendship between women: A woman didn't come home one night. The next day she told her husband that she had slept over at a friend's house. The man called his wife's 10 best friends. None of them knew about it.

SYMPTOM: Opposite wall covered with fluorescent lights. FAULT: You have fallen over backward. ACTION: Have yourself leashed to the bar.

On Friendship between men:

SYMPTOM: Mouth contains cigarette butts. FAULT: You have fallen forward. ACTION: See above.

A man didn't come home one night. The next day he told his wife that he had slept over at a friend's house. The woman called her husband's 10 best friends. Eight of them confirmed that yes, he had slept over. And two claimed that he was still there!

SYMPTOM: Room seems unusually dark. FAULT: Bar has closed. ACTION: Confirm home address with bartender.

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...and next... Road Rage

I Need a Push! A man and his wife are awakened at 3 o'clock in the morning by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. "Not a chance," says the husband, "It is 3 o'clock in the morning!� He slams the door and returns to bed. "Who was that?" asked his wife. "Just some drunk guy asking for a push," he answers. "Did you help him?" she asks. "No, I did not, it is 3 o'clock in the morning and it’s pouring out there!" "Well, you have a short memory," says his wife. "Can't you remember about three months ago when we broke down, and those two guys helped us? I think you should help him, and you should be ashamed of yourself!" The man does as he is told: he gets dressed, and goes out into the pouring rain. He calls out into the dark, "Hello, are you still there?" "Yes!" comes back the answer. "Do you still need a push?" calls out the husband. "Yes, please!" comes the reply from the dark. "OK. Where are you?" asks the husband. "Over here," replies the drunk, "on the swing!"

A man noticed he was being tailgated by a stressed-out woman on a busy boulevard. Suddenly, the light turned yellow, just in front of him. Not wanting to let the crazed woman push him, he stopped at the crosswalk, even though he could have beaten the red light by flooring it. The tailgating woman slammed on her brakes, then her horn, screaming in frustration as she missed her chance to get through the intersection with him. As she was still in mid-rant, she heard a tap on her window and looked up into the face of a very serious police officer. The officer ordered her to exit her car with her hands up. He took her to the police station where she was searched, fingerprinted, photographed, and placed in a cell. After a couple of hours, the jailer opened the cell door. She was escorted back to the booking desk where the arresting officer was waiting with her personal effects. "I'm sorry for this mistake," he says. "You see, I pulled up behind your car while you were blowing your horn, flipping the guy off in front of you, and cussing a blue streak at him. I noticed the 'Choose Life' licence plate holder, the 'What Would Jesus Do' bumper sticker, the 'Follow Me to Sunday School' bumper sticker, and the chrome-plated Christian fish emblem on the trunk." "Yeah, so?" she says. "Naturally," he concluded, "I assumed you had stolen the car." Two Blondes So I was sat on my porch one day and I saw two blondes working hard at the end of the street. One was digging a hole and the other would fill it in immediately after the first was done. This went on for about 2 hours until I walked over and said "Hey, you two are working pretty hard there, but I don't understand what you are trying to achieve?" To which one of the blondes replied "Well there's usually three of us, but the one who plants the trees is off sick today".

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The Almería Focus - June 2014  

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

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