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Contents Elections and Moors & Christians .......................................…...10 In the News ........…................…………................................…….12 So Now You Know ............................................................................52 Having a Stroke .................................................................54 ETA Terrorist Captured in France ...................................56 Statistics in Andalucía ............................................................60 Logging Work Hours ........................................................................62 A-Z Directory ……………….......……................................................66 Useful Numbers ....................................................................108 Community News ............................................................................109 What’s On ..................................................................................112 Activities, Clubs and Associations ........................................119 Your Stars …..........…………......……........................................…123 Jokes of the Month ………………............................................124 Coffee Break …………………….............................................…126 For general enquiries, call Clare on 670 84 92 65 or email almeriafocus@gmail.com For advertising enquiries, call Lee on 634 32 22 76

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Elections and Moors & Christians

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he months of April and May this year in Spain have been polarised by elections. General Elections took place on April 28th followed by local municipal elections on May 26th. 2019 is the year for the elections of Euro MPs so these also took place on May 26th.

New legislation has been introduced that compels employers to log the hours that their employees put in. The aim is that extra hours count as overtime and should be paid as such. There is a great deal of confusion at present as to how this is implemented but we deal with this in an article.

Pedro Sánchez, the socialist Prime Minister, called premature General Elections on April 28th to gain more MPs for his PSOE party and this did happen with the number of MPs going up from 85 to 123. With the left wing Unidos Podemos party he was close to having a majority in parliament, and his aim is that he doesn’t have to form a strict alliance with any of the very small parties. The PP Conservative party had a very bad day at the polls and went down from 137 MPs to 66 losing votes to the Ciudadanos Conservative party and Vox the ultra-right wing party. We comment on the results in our “In the News” section. The results of the municipal elections were not clear at the time of going to press but it was expected that The big event in Mojácar is the annual ‘Moors & the PSOE might make similar gains. Christians’ fiesta that commemorates the date Last December there were elections in Andalucía in 1488 when the Christian forces from the (which includes Almería province) and the Kingdom of Granada were fighting the Moors. stranglehold of the PSOE party for 36 years was After a battle in Vera they sent emissaries to broken when the PP party, Ciudadanos party and Mojácar to negotiate a peaceful settlement the Vox party joined forces. The new government without bloodshed, and this was agreed on June announced that waiting times for hospital 10th when Alabez the equivalent of the mayor, appointments and operations are much worse than signed the agreement. This year the three day the previous government had stated and they had colourful event is from Friday, June 14th to been cooking the books! Immediate plans were put Sunday, June 16th, and this Sunday is also UK into place to reduce waiting times, employ more Father’s Day. June 21st is the midsummer solstice staff and encourage surgeons to work in the with the shortest night, and pagan events to ask afternoons and on Saturday mornings. As regards for good crops became ‘Christianised’. On June our own hospital, La Inmaculada at Huércal-Overa, 23rd there is an evening vigil of San Juan (St more surgeons have been set on, an operating John) as it is claimed that John the Baptist was theatre that was unused has been re-opened, and born on June 24th. Bonfires are lit on beaches there has been a new specialist appointed for with fireworks and often music. These take place dermatology that has been lacking since 2017. in Mojácar, Garrucha, Roquetas de Mar, Cabo de There is promise that during the summer months Gata, San Juan de los Terreros, Águilas and operations will not stop and wards will stay open. Villaricos, with a street event in Vera. There are In previous years wards have been shut during the no major “red” fiestas that take place in Spain in summer although it is peak time for tourists. June or July.

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In the News Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba After a very short stay in hospital, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba who was a very famous Spanish politician, died following a stroke on May 10th aged 67. Electioneering had started at midnight on May 9th/ 10th for the municipal elections but an official period of mourning was announced from 8pm May 10th until midnight May 11th, and electioneering was suspended until Monday. Alfredo belonged to the Socialist PSOE party and he was held in extremely high regard and was considered to one of the founding fathers of the Spanish constitution. One of the terms used to describe him was “A genuine statesman”. His coffin was taken to the Spanish parliament and laid in state. The first visitors were King Felipe VI and Queen Leticia followed by leading politicians, past and present, from all the political parties, and on Sunday, King Felipe’s parents, the honorary King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, arrived to pay their respects. Very large numbers of the general public waited patiently to gain admission and eventually some of them had to be told that they would not be able to enter before the closing time. Becoming a rising start at an early age, Alfredo rose to become Vice President in the Spanish parliament and the General Secretary of the PSOE party. He was very influential in bringing members of the Basque ETA terrorist group to justice and forging a much closer alliance with the French police so that investigations were shared. ETA announced a ceasefire in October 2011, but Alfredo kept going as ETA had announced ceasefires before that didn’t last for very long. After he retired from politics he kept in touch with many of the families of the people who had been assassinated by ETA.

Extending the Maestro Padilla Auditorio The Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city is the main venue for cultural events and it is going to be extended. There will be space for the Almería city orchestras and choirs to practice as at present they have to use a conference centre in El Toyo. Architects were invited to submit proposals and there have been 70 entries. These have been monitored by the Almería College of Architects to establish that they are viable, and the famous Spanish architect Federico Soriano Peláez will head the committee that selects

the best designs. He has designed many large buildings of this nature including the Málaga auditorio. The number of entries will be reduced to just three, and the architects who have submitted their design will have to send in a full technical specification with the cost. A further selection will then take place to choose the winning design.

Another Twist in the Algarrobico Saga The 412 room 21 storey Algarrobico hotel was given a building licence by Carboneras town hall in 2003. After Greenpeace “discovered” the almost completed hotel when interviews for staff were taking place, various objections were raised. A court in Almería stopped any more work and the present state of the hotel is exactly how it was left then. The only modification is that on a Sunday, Greenpeace activists daubed black paint on the facade on two occasions. They painted on “HOTEL ILEGAL”, but after they had gone away Carboneras residents painted out the “I” both times so it then read “HOTEL LEGAL”! One of the major problems is that the hotel was constructed 20m from the maritime boundary (usually indicated by concrete posts on the beach or beyond it). At a later date it became clear that the distance from the maritime boundary should have been 100m, but there was a lot of discussion as to whether this was right. Azata del Sol, the developers, are fighting hard to stop the hotel being demolished which has been agreed by the Junta de Andalucía and Central Government but the proceedings to do this are still grinding through the civil courts. If so, they consider that they are entitled to 70 million Euros in compensation plus interest and costs that comes to 90 million Euros. The developers are now stating that Carboneras town hall defended the 20m distance when they knew it was really 100m so they consider that Carboneras town hall owe them the 90 million Euros. The developers are also going after the Junta de Andalucía who confirmed the building licence at the time and then issued various contradictory decisions regarding the distance from the boundary. Azata del Sol are also complaining that Ministry of the Environment along with ‘Costas’ (the coastal authority) spent a very long time before deciding that 100m was the correct distance and that at one time they said it was 50m! Azata del Sol don’t mind

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In the News who pays them the 90 million Euros as long as one of them does! Greenpeace has been petitioning various courts to instruct Carboneras town hall to cancel the building licence, but the town hall consistently claim that it was fully legal at the time and they will not withdraw it and neither will they issue a demolition order. The Junta de Andalucía has been trying to get Azata del Sol to accept 2.3 million Euros in compensation that was the “official” price for the land on the ‘escritura’ (title deed). This has never been agreed either and when a representative from the Junta turned up at a notary in Almería city several years ago with a bank draft for the 2.3 million Euros Azata del Sol didn’t turn up. Instead, they sent a letter saying they were not accepting the money.

The Red Cross and Children Last month in an article we explained the activities of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) in Spain, and the fact that they place young children in families. On May 15th which was International Family Day, members of the Red Cross in Almería city took to the streets. They pegged children’s bibs on washing lines in various parts of the city and handed out leaflets. María del Carmen Gonzáles is in charge of this programme and she told journalists that came to the event that last year they placed 158 children with 131 families. She explained that every type of family would be considered and some children had been placed with single men and women and same sex couples, but every application was carefully investigated. Each participant can choose the approximate age of a child and decide whether they would take brothers and sisters and the length of time they are prepared to look after the children.

Taking Iron Ore to Carboneras Port The Alquife iron ore mine just across the border with Almeria and Granada was shut in the 1970s but the Dutch owners are opening it up again. Originally the iron ore was transported to Almería city in trains and then discharged at ‘El Cable Inglés’ which is a pier where the cargo ships docked. The iron ore was discharged into hoppers that sent it down into a ship that only took eight hours to fill. At present, the pier is being further renovated and will become a tourist and resident attraction. Proposals from the

company that the iron ore could be taken to Almería city by rail to the port once again have been refused by Almería city council. The current agreement between the Junta de Andalucía and Carboneras town hall is that the iron ore is put into covered lorries and taken to the port where cargo ships will take it on board. The intention of the company is that 100,000 tonnes will be loaded onto three ships that can each carry 30,000 tonnes. The estimated loading time for each boat is 8 days so 24 days in total. The plan is that this will be done during June, August and September. The company have agreed to erect a screen that would minimise dust and noise. 16 associations are pressurising the town hall to withdraw the permission on the grounds of noise and inconvenience for residents, damage to the environment and public health. They state that heavy lorry traffic in an area that is being developed as a tourist attraction is incompatible, apart from damage to the roads. They also point out that 80% of the land in Carboneras is in the Natural Park of Cabo de Gata. The association held a protest meeting outside the town hall on May 18th that was followed by a council meeting. A spokesperson from an opposition party in Carboneras stated that 500 lorries per day in the summer months was completely inacceptable, and other ports were nearer to the mine.

Buying Clothes from Supermarkets in Spain Last year it was revealed that clothes worn by Pablo Iglesias, the leader of the left wing political party Unidos Podemos, were purchased at the Alcampo supermarket chain. The Spanish group Inditex, owned by Amancia Ortega, have large fashion and clothing companies such as Zara, Stradivarius, Bershka, Lefties and Pull and Bear, and there are also the chains of Mango, H & M and El Corte Inglés. A recent retail survey by the analysts Kantar Worldpanel has revealed that other companies and supermarket chains are selling more clothes in many cases. Primark was the leader in 2018, and they sold clothes to 10 million customers, ahead of El Corte Inglés. Decathlon was next in the list with 9.4 million customers, ahead of Zara, and Carrefour had 7.5 million customers ahead of H & M, C & A, Stradivarius and Pull and Bear with the same number of 4.6 million customers as Lydl. Rosa Pilar López, the clothing analyst from Kantar

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In the News Worldpanel, states that it is quite logical that supermarket customers will buy clothing along with normal items at the same time. Carrefour, Lydl and Alcampo sold clothing to 15.5 million customers in 2018 which is 17% of all purchasers, and in particular they sold a lot of clothes for children and young adults. Regular supermarket customers were in a good position to spot special offers at competitive prices. The Inditex group have made great strides into the fashion market out of Spain and exported clothing to the value of 10 billion Euros last year, the second largest company for exports with 77% of all exported clothing. Only Repsol, the fuel company, billed more foreign customers with sales of 11 billion Euros.

(High Speed train) and it is also near Almería airport. For this reason Níjar has been chosen over other proposals to site the complex in Tabernas or Almería city. Apart from technical installations and film editing there will be large buildings where filming can take place and various “water tanks” for filming that needs this facility.

Fruit Prices from Supplier to Customer Agricultural companies frequently complain bitterly that the price the consumer pays for their products is grossly above what they are paid. There is an official weekly index that records prices from “Origin to destination” and they recently stated that Almería growers were being paid 29 céntimos per kilo for aubergines that were sold to the consumer for 1 Euros 77 céntimos. As regards lettuces, the grower was paid 13 céntimos, but the consumer paid an average of 93 céntimos. Broccoli growers were paid 33 céntimos per kilo with the consumer paying 2 Euros 50 céntimos. The increase in the prices of fruit such as lemons was recently 867% and for oranges 962%. Growers say that a 600 -1,000% markup is most unfair, and in many cases the growers transport the products to the supermarkets so there is no transport cost that has to be included in the selling price.

A Major Film Centre Almería province is experiencing a large boost in the number of films and commercials that are filmed in various places. There is no major infrastructure that is available for the film-makers and one will be built near Níjar at Campohermoso called “The Almería City of Film”. The project is being mostly financed by the Andalucía Film Commission and will cover an area of 500,000m2. Níjar has been chosen as the ideal site for transport and is the location of the “dry port” that will be a hub for road transport and the ‘AVE’

Ditching Roadside Emergency Triangles The DGT (Spanish Road Traffic Authority) is waiting for the new parliament to be in force when a new directive will be put into law. This relates to the two roadside reflective triangles that a driver is required to put in place behind a vehicle when it has broken down or been in an accident. To put these in place, a driver has to wear a reflective jacket that has to be kept inside the vehicle, not in the boot. The new regulations are that a driver whose vehicle has broken down will use a special light that is magnetic and can be put on the roof of a car without getting out, in a matter of seconds. The design and characteristics of these emergency lights is part of the new regulations, and these will replace the triangles and reflective jackets. This is because there have been many accidents and fatalities when drivers were on the road behind their vehicle putting the warning triangles in place, particularly in poor visibility. After a vehicle is able to proceed, a driver still has to collect the triangles and put them back in the vehicle, usually in the boot, which is considered another dangerous time. The triangles will be able to be used up to January 1st, 2024, but the DGT hope that drivers will obtain the new lights as soon as possible. Associations of road accident victims are asking that the date of 2024 is brought forward to January 1st,

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In the News 2022. The Spanish company Netun Solutions that has been set up by engineers and former traffic police is selling lights that they call “Help Flash”. These are battery powered and stated to keep flashing for 3 hours and will continue to work for a period of 3 years before the 9 volt battery needs replacing. The flashing lights are stated to be visible from a distance of 1km with a 360 degree field of vision, and they can also be used as an illumination device that doesn’t flash for a period of five hours. Devices such as this one, providing they comply with the regulations will be available at garages or other retail outlets or from Netun Solutions via the internet at a cost of 29 Euros 29 céntimos by going to www.helpflash.com. The company describe it as “A light to save lives”. They are suitable to be placed on motorbikes or mobility scooters as well as cars. General advice for passengers in a vehicle that has broken down in a traffic flow is that they stay in the vehicle with their seat belts in place. If it is considered safe to exit the vehicle and persons can get a suitable distance away, this should be done on the side of the vehicle furthest from the road.

The Spanish Female Football Final The Spanish female league matches have proved to be extremely popular and broken many records for attendance. On Sunday, May 11th the final took place at the newly opened Los Cármenes football stadium in Granada that was the chosen venue because of the high capacity for spectators. The two teams from Real Sociedad and Atlético de Madrid battled it out to win the “La Copa de Reina” trophy (The Queen’s Cup), and Queen Leticia presented it personally to the captain of Real Sociedad who had won 2-1. This was the first time that any Spanish Queen had come to the female football final to present the cup and she was joined by the mayor of Granada, the President of the Female Football Federation and the President of the Junta de Andalucía. Queen Leticia told the crowd that female sport was very important, not just in football. She indicated that in future years she intended to present the trophy to the winning team. The number of women footballers in Spain has mushroomed in recent years and there are now 60,000 who belong to the federation. The final was televised and this

also broke all records with 1.6 million viewers that rose to a peak of 2.2 million when the cup was presented. This was 20% of all viewers who were watching television at the time, and 18,000 spectators filled the stadium with large numbers arriving in coaches who had made the long journey from Bilbao, the home of Real Sociedad.

A Spanish Heat Wave Rubén Del Campo a spokesperson for the Spanish Meteorology Department issued a stark warning on May 9th. He announced very unusual high temperatures for the next few days with temperatures that were disproportionately high and of a level that would not normally be experienced until mid-June and July. Three quarters of Spain including Andalucía were registering temperatures of 28-30 degrees with 36 degrees in Seville, the capital city of Andalucía. Rubén Del Campo explained that there was a mass of warm air coming from Africa and in general Spain was not experiencing very much wind. He stated that the meteorological department might well issue heat warnings for places such as Seville and Córdoba where temperatures of 36 degrees were experienced and a few days later warnings were published. In May 2015 there was a short heat wave and Seville registered a temperature of 41 degrees for two days whilst at Valencia airport the temperature reached 42.6 degrees. These were the highest May temperatures since 1964. Predictions were that the high temperatures would continue and June and July might be unusually hot as well, with a possible increase of 8-10 degrees above normal temperatures or even a peak of 15 degrees in some areas. People most affected by very high temperatures are the elderly over the age of 75, very young children and babies, and those suffering from chronic diseases such as heart or breathing problems. Persons with serious mental health issues can suffer from the heat and those taking medication that alters their internal body temperature and sweating. People who are physically active such as labourers and people taking part in strenuous sport must also take great care they don’t become dehydrated and are affected by sunstroke. Tourists and residents not used to excessive high temperatures are advised not to stay on a beach

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In the News between midday and 4pm and everybody must drink a lot of water. If there is an “orange alert”, those people at high risk are particularly vulnerable, and visits by health professionals or the Red Cross will be made. A national “red alert” in Spain can result in heat-related illnesses and deaths in the general population. General advice to pet owners is that pets can suffer from heat strokes as well, so adequate cool drinking water must be available and on no account leave pets in a stationary car in the sun even for a short period of time. Signs of heat stroke in a dog are rapid panting, a lot of drooling, muscle spasms and vomiting. Immediate treatment by a vet is vital if a pet does suffer a heat stroke.

A Lot of Money in a Crashed Camper Van Guardia Civil police went to a traffic accident on May 9th near Granada where they had been advised that a camper van had turned over and was very close to a large drop. Initially they encountered a couple who were from Lithuania with minor injuries who were transported to hospital. They found another injured man from Lithuania in the camper van who appeared to be under the effects of drugs and who was searching through the possessions. He was transported to hospital and the recovered camper van was taken to the police headquarters for further investigation as the activities of the man aroused their suspicions. Inside they found a suitcase with 18,000 Euros and under the seats a very large amount of money that they estimated could be several million Euros. The exact amount could not be ascertained until they found a bank that was prepared to count it, but this did not prove to be at all easy because of security problems. The Lithuanians denied that they money was theirs! In Spain the maximum amount of money that can be transported is 100,000 Euros without a certificate from the tax agency or customs, and money taken out of Spain cannot be more than 10,000 Euros.

MPs on Remand Let Out to Attend Parliament In the General Elections on April 28th five people who have been on remand in prison since the end of 2017 were elected as members of parliament, and one of them to the senate. They are all currently

in court in Madrid charged with serious offences that relate to the illegal referendum in Catalonia and the illegal declaration of independence in October 2017. Lawyers asked that they be released from prison, but a judge denied this as it is considered they are all still at risk of leaving Spain. The Spanish High Court ruled that with suitable security they would be allowed to go to parliament on May 21st for the forming of the new government, and then be immediately taken back to prison. Their lawyers also claimed that they had now had immunity from prosecution as they are elected MPs, but the judge stated that the offences for which they have been charged occurred a very long time ago, well before the April 28th elections. Oriol Junqueras, who is one of the men in prison on remand, asked to be allowed to take part in a televised debate on May 16th regarding the European elections on May 26th. A court denied this as the debate started at 10pm and this would “gravely disturb the normal prison activity at this time of night”. When parliament was constituted on May 21st the Senate (Upper house) instructed the Congress (Lower house) that the MPs had to be disbarred from office. The former expresident of Catalonia, Carles Puidgemont, fled Spain before he was due to be arrested and now lives in Brussels. He is intending to stand as a Euro MP and there have been various court cases as to whether he can do this. The Spanish Supreme Court decided that he and two other persons who are exgovernment ministers in Catalonia and fled Spain could stand as Euro MPs but this would need confirming by a court in Madrid who then agreed with this ruling. This was in opposition to a ruling by the Spanish Central Election Commission that they could not stand as they were living in a foreign country and had not registered themselves as Spaniards living abroad. This would have entailed a visit to the Spanish embassy in Brussels and once there, “on Spanish soil”, they would be arrested. One of the political parties in Spain, the PP Conservative party, appealed the permission to stand to the Spanish Constitutional Court. They state that it can’t possibly be legal that a person who has fled Spain to avoid prosecution and is living abroad is entitled to stand as a Euro MP for a Spanish political party. Inés Arrimadas, the leader of the Ciudadanos Conservative

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Is There a Doctor Onboard? In films one of the most favourite instructions is, “Follow that taxi!” or the question on an aircraft, “Is there a doctor on board?” On average, once in every 604 flights this question is asked and in 90% of cases there is a person who can give attention to a passenger. There are about 132 deaths on aircraft every year but many in-air problems are as simple as a person fainting, suffering respiratory problems, vomiting and nausea, or the more serious cases of heart problems, psychiatric problems and strokes. Having a heart attack on a plane is very infrequent. Airline crew have basic first aid kits and they may have been trained how to use a heart defibrillator (assuming there is one on board) and how to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre. They usually have another kit solely for the use of qualified medical personnel with various drugs and surgical equipment. Doctors tend to be frequent fliers for pleasure, or they are going to conferences. Lufthansa give free flying miles and discounts to doctors who respond to emergencies. Ultimately, the pilot is the person that has the last word on whether a plane is going to be diverted which costs thousands of Euros apart from the inconvenience for other passengers. Recently, a young lady from Córdoba who had just finished her training to be a surgeon responded to a call for help on a flight to Paris. A passenger had gone into anaphylactic shock after eating a product containing pineapple that she was highly allergic to. Using equipment on the aircraft, Estefanía García made sure that her airways were unobstructed using a cannula and administered an adrenaline injection. Although she had been stabilized she then had a second attack and Estefanía advised the pilot that the woman did need urgent medical attention in a hospital. The pilot took the decision to divert to Nantes and hospital staff later told Estefanía that

she had saved the woman’s life. Manuel Liñán, the co-ordinator at the large accident and emergency centre at a hospital in Granada, responded to a call for help. He dealt with a patient who appeared to be having a heart attack but he decided that the man was actually having a panic attack. After the man took several deep breaths into a sickness bag he became calm. Manuel later stated that dealing with an in-air medical problem was very different to his normal work surrounded by hi-tech equipment!

Villaricos Dreambeach Music Festival Award The 2018 Villaricos Dreambeach music festival has been awarded the title of “Best festival of the year” by the electronic music organization that publishes the ‘Vicious magazine’. People can vote online and 30,000 did this in March and April. The award was presented in Madrid to the founder and owner of the festival, Francisco Toro, who was there with Goncalo Miranda, the artistic director, and Ibai Cereijo, the director of communications. The festival is produced by Grupo Hermanos Toro that also run the music festivals Weekendbeach Festival in Málaga, Bull Music Festival in Granada, WAN in Madrid, Weekend City Festival also in Madrid, Cabo de Plata and No Sin Música both in Cádiz. The 2019 festival will be streamed so that people can watch it worldwide.

Visits Starting in July to the Pulpí Geode In 1999 speleologist cavers from Madrid gained access to the Mina Rica mine in Pulpí, and in a cavern

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In the News 60 metres below the surface they discovered an enormous transparent geode which is a crystalline structure. It measures 8m in length and is 2m high and it has been formed from crystals in the yeso (gypsum) mine. It is considered to be of major importance, not only in Spain, but access through narrow passages was extremely difficult even for the seasoned explorers. In July it is expected that major work giving access to galleries and the geode will be completed and the general public will be able to see it. Along the main access to the gallery there are other geodes and a feature of them is that they appear to glow in the dark. Apart from yeso, iron ore and lead were extracted from the mine until the 1960s and provided employment in the area. In total there are 350m of galleries in the mine.

The Spanish General Elections General Elections took place on April 28th and the results were pretty well as we predicted. Pedro Sánchez from the PSOE Socialist party had been Prime Minister since July 2017, but he only had 85 MPs out of the total of 350 so passing any legislation meant agreement by other parties, and he was unable to get the 2019 budget approved. General Elections were to take place in 2020, but he dissolved parliament prematurely with the hope that he would gain a lot more seats. This was a correct forecast as he went up to 123 MPs, still short of a majority, but much better. The left-wing Podemos party have been wracked by some disputes involving their leaders and they went down from 67 MPs to 42. The PP Conservative party took a dive from 137 MPs down to 66 which is the worst result for them for a number of years. 46% of voters from Mojácar voted for the PP party in 2016 but this time the percentage went down to 30%. The Ciudadanos party (also conservative) gained 25 seats with a total of 57 MPs. The Vox ultra-right wing party did not stand at the last General Elections but they obtained 24 seats that political pundits consider to be very worrying. They are against abortion, gay marriages, and major amounts of money and effort being spent on defeating domestic violence, and they also think that autonomous communities (in our case Andalucía) should not be able to vote for their own governments and central government should take them over. They

obtain support in places where there are a high number of immigrants that is seen as a problem. Pablo Iglesias who leads the Podemos party has pledged allegiance to Pedro Sanchez to form a coalition but their combined numbers only come to 165 and they need a minimum of 176 seats. Other small parties obtained seats, with the ERC party in Catalonia having 15 MPs. The PSOE and Ciudadanos party have 180 seats between them, but Albert Rivera, their leader, wants to be the main party in opposition. Pedro Sánchez stated that he would not make any firm decision until after the municipal elections that took place on May 26th. His party and Podemos could form a government with a slight minority, or he could forge links with them and other small parties to gain a majority. 75% of all voters on the electoral rolls went to vote which is a high percentage and up 8% on the last general Elections.

A Large Backlog in Court Cases In June 2013, the EU court ruled that the “floor rates” (cláusulas suelo) in force in many Spanish mortgages were “abusive” and illegal and the Spanish Supreme court adopted this decision in their own legislation. This referred to mortgage lenders who used the ‘Euribor’ (interbank lending rate) variable rate of interest and added their own amount of interest. Many lenders set a minimum rate of interest and when the Euribor rate went down to a very low or negative amount this advantage was not passed on. Mortgage holders not satisfied by the response from the lender when they ask for compensation can go to court. Special judges were set on in every province in June 2017 to hear solely these complaints but they are all snowed under. There are 87,300 court cases waiting to be dealt with in Andalucía and 3,985 in Almería city. In 2018 the judge in Almería resolved 1,275 complaints so at this rate of dealing with them it will take three years for all of them to be heard! As a result of these backlogs, additional court employees were set on in January to reduce the lists by initially screening all the paperwork. In Seville there are 16,400 cases waiting to be heard and 10,000 in Cádiz and Málaga. Banks or lenders have to pay the court costs of a person taking them to court and in 99.5% of cases judges rule in favour of the mortgage holder.

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In the News A Blood Bank for Dogs

frequent power cuts in the area from the very high usage. A police spokesperson stated that there were many thousands of plants being grown with a very large number of special lights, air-conditioning units and extractor fans. Four people were arrested initially and it was stated that many more arrests would follow. In May 2018, also in Roquetas de Mar, another cannabis farm was dismantled where 13 empty apartments were being used with a total of 3,000 plants under cultivation.

In a unique pioneering case in Spain, vets in Almería city have opened a blood bank for dogs. Previously, when a dog needed an operation and a blood transfusion, the blood had to be obtained from Madrid and then brought to vets via a courier service. In some cases this was too late. Vets can now obtain blood and plasma from the Almería centre very quickly when they know that operations need to be carried out. Emilio Gómez-Lama is the President of the Almería College of Vets and has hailed this initiative as being of prime impor tance. A Modernisation at the Albox Fire Station The Albox fire station was inaugurated 30 years ago The Popularity of the ‘Vox’ Political Party and served all our local area. Consequently, their The Vox political party who are ultra-right wing response time could be considerable. There is now obtained 10 seats in the elections for MPs in the a fire station in Turre, and one at Huércal-Overa was Autonomous Community elections in Andalucía (the opened last month. The Albox fire station badly governing body for Almería province) last December needs modernisation, and the Almería Diputación and 24 MPs out of 350 in the recent Spanish General (county council) is now responsible for the station Elections. They gained the most support in Murcia when previously it was funded by Albox town hall. It and Almería where the large number of immigrants has been agreed that 317,000 Euros will be spent on is seen as a problem. In Almería province, at El Ejido modernisation that will cover the basic services of they obtained 30% of the votes, 28% in Níjar and water and electricity, communal areas, shower and 23% in Roquetas de Mar. In El Ejido, out of the 87,000 toilet facilities and roof repairs. The Albox fire station inhabitants there are 26,200 non-Spanish persons gives coverage to the whole of the Almanzora area on the ‘padrón’ (the official list of residents) and up to the boundary with Baza in Granada province. 16,500 of these people are Moroccans. Another estimated 6,000 Moroccans are stated to be working A Requested 8 year Prison Term after 43 People Drowned there but are not officially registered. Many of these immigrants work in agriculture in Níjar and Roquetas The Spanish Crown Prosecution Service is asking for de Mar, and in El Ejido there are 14,000 hectares (54 a prison term of 8 years for a 25yr old man from square miles) under cultivation. A fact of life is that Senegal in a court case in Almería city. He organised they are needed to work in agriculture because in a journey for “boat people” seeking a better life in the main, Spaniards are not interested in doing these Spain from Nador in Morocco in June 2018 and jobs! Nevertheless, some Spaniards see the high charged between 1,000 and 1,500 Euros for each numbers as a problem and politicians state that passenger. Off the coast of Almería the outboard motor exploded which set fire to the inflatable boat there has to be more integration. that then sank. A Spanish prosecutor told the court that the exact number of persons on board was A Major Cannabis Ring Dismantled At the beginning of May the National Police cordoned almost certainly 47, but only 4 male passengers apart off an area of Roquetas de Mar and allowed no-one from the organiser survived, and a second organiser to enter or leave. Their main investigation concerned had drowned along with the others that appeared 30 unsold apartments where cannabis was being to include four women and a child. The survivors grown in at least one room in all of them! It had spent 72 hours clinging to wreckage before they become obvious to the electricity supply company were spotted by a Spanish Coastguard helicopter Endesa that there was a large amount of electricity and rescued. They all needed time in hospital suffering being used from illegal connections as there were from dehydration, hypothermia, and muscle damage

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In the News and other injuries. The court was told that the craft was grossly overloaded which caused the motor to explode and there was no safety or first aid equipment of any type and nothing to drink. In this as in other cases, two of the survivors who told police who had organised the journey were put into a witness protection scheme to preserve their identity, and the court was asked to award 1,300 Euros to each of these persons for the injuries they suffered.

heated by wood. The amount of salt in bread is now limited, and “loose” bread has to be sold within 24hrs of baking. Apart from being designed as a protection for consumers, the new regulations will allow many types of bread or bread products to be sold at the “super reduced” rate of 4% IVA (VAT) rather than the 10% rate that applied to many of the “special” products at present.

Good News for the Huércal-Overa Hospital The new government of Andalucía (the governing body for Almería province) are having a concerted effort to get hospital waiting times reduced, employ more staff and pay people such as surgical personnel to work in the afternoons and Saturday mornings. They claim that the previous government had fiddled the numbers to show a better situation. An announcement has been made by Juan de la Cruz Belmonte who is the Health delegate in Almería regarding La Inmaculada hospital in Huércal-Overa. There is now a new specialist in Dermatology, as from May 2017 there has not been one. The health delegate announced that in December last year there were 798 patients on the waiting list for operations for more than a year, and this number has been reduced at the end of April by 78. Health unions complain every year when in the high summer season wards are shut or operations suspended but this summer operations would continue which has not been the case for nine years. Health professionals are not compelled to work extra hours but they do get paid. Juan de la Cruz Belmonte stated that the response had been excellent.

The Calar Alto Observatory

The astronomy observatory at Calar Alto near Gergal in Almería province is considered to be of prime importance and they have made major discoveries apart from working in conjunction with other observatories in Spain and internationally. They previously obtained funding from a German institution, Max-Plank-Gesellschaft, but they pulled out last year. The Junta de Andalucía have announced that they will provide 1.5 million Euros, which is 50% of the funding needed, and the Spanish Scientific Investigation Agency will come up with the other A Reclassification of Types of Bread 50%. The observatory was one of the ones involved The Ministry of Agriculture has embarked on a in the recent photographing of a black hole, and reclassification of bread that is still subject to other discoveries have been hailed as being extremely legislation passed in 1984. The aim is to protect important by NASA and the European Space Agency. consumers from false claims, establish norms for bread-making and encourage competition from Really Good Cargo Figures bakeries. The new regulations deal with products At the beginning of May the container ship ‘Mistral’ that are described as being “wholemeal” that now from the MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company), have to be 100% wholemeal. “Organic flour” now has which is the second largest company worldwide, to comply with an official derivation and “wood fired docked in Almería port. 387 containers were taken oven bread” has to be entirely cooked in an oven on board and 212 were dropped off. The total weight

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In the News was 14,800 tonnes, and the synthetic and marble company Cosentino based in Cantoria is the main customer. The ship had come from Valencia and takes containers back there to their operation centre which is the hub for onward travel to the US, South America, Africa and China. The goods delivered were large rolls of paper for the printing industry, glass, food and fertilizers, and apart from goods from Cosentino the ship took onboard cement, plastics, food and other agricultural products. Cosentino came to an agreement with MSC last December for regular visits, and last June with the enormous container company Maersk that comes to Almería port every week. Goods loaded onboard are taken to Algeciras which is their container hub for goods going to Europe. The Maersk line also carries special refrigerated containers for food that are temperature monitored whilst they are onboard. In 2018, a total of 90,000 tonnes of products left Almería port, and this was 150% more than in 2017. In the first quarter of 2019 some 50,000 tonnes was handled, and the volume makes Almería one of the busiest in Spain with a growth in capacity that is the third largest in Spain.

Holiday Lets in Almería Province Since 2016, in Andalucía, urban properties let to tourists for holidays have to be registered and given a registration number. Part of the registration process is that they have to have a certain level of furnishing, heating and air-conditioning, linen and cleaning between lets, instructions for the use of items such as electronic ones, tourist information, a complaints book and a fire extinguisher, and the Guardia Civil police has to be informed of the identity of the renters the same as hotels. There are inspectors who come to have a look at properties and either approve them or point out any deficiencies. At the end of 2018 there were 18,000 properties registered in Almería province. Internet companies now have to show the reference number of the property, and portals such as Airbnb have been fined heavily for not doing this. Persons from the registration department monitor advertising to detect properties that have not been registered and the owners can be fined. The ‘Hacienda’, the Spanish Tax Department, requires owners to declare rental

income when it is more than 1,000 Euros per annum. Data relating to Almería province is that there are 8,200 registered properties that appear on ‘Airbnb’ who have 4,800, some 2,200 on ‘Homeway’, 750 on ‘Housetrip’ and 475 on ‘Onlyapartments’. The properties on offer from these internet companies amount to 1,800 in Vera, 1,250 in Roquetas de Mar, 1,200 in Níjar and 650 in Almería city. The total number of people who can be accommodated in Vera is stated to be 3,750 in private premises compared to 6,800 in hotels. Mojácar is very close behind with 3,740 people compared to 9,500 in hotels, hostals and apartment hotels. Tourist numbers in Spain dropped off slightly in 2018, and the same thing has happened to the number of nights spent in holiday accommodation. In Almería province in 2017 there were 962,000 nights spent by tourists in accommodation but this fell to 941,000 last year. The total numbers of people who stayed here in holiday accommodation in 2018 was 181,000.

Blood, Plasma and Bone Marrow Donations Every year the blood transfusion service goes to Almería University and there are a large number of donors spread over a two day period. The people who give blood and plasma are much younger that normal donors, and 91% are aged from 18-30 with many of the teaching staff giving blood as well. Of the total of 668 donors, 273 gave blood and plasma for the first time. Aref Laarej is the Director of the transfusion centre in Almería city and he stated that this sector of the population was very important as many of them continued to make donations afterwards. In Almería city it will shortly be possible to undertake bone marrow transplants that up to now were only made at Granada. Spain has led the world in the number of organ donations for many years and often this is stated to be because a person has to “opt-out” of being an organ donor. This is completely untrue and all donations are voluntary. When a person is certified as being “brain-dead” in a hospital, special staff ask relatives if organs can be donated and transplanted. In the vast majority of cases this is agreed, and people will often tell their relatives that this is what they want to happen in the event of their death. Spanish donor cards can be obtained but the relatives are the ones who give

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In the News programmes for the minority market. Telefónica will also unveil their ‘Movistar Car’ service designed to increase the availability of wi-fi in cars with helplines for breakdowns and accidents. A further proposal is that they will enter the insurance market. Last month we reported that in Banks in Spain partnership with Caixabank they are now offering The President of the Association of Spanish Banks, Movistar customers easy to obtain monetary José María Roldán, recently gave his current report. loans. He mentioned that internet banking was now more popular and to some extend mitigated the large Old Smartphones Wanted closure of branches. He did acknowledge that the Arturo Quirantes is in charge of the Science Faculty elderly population were not all computer literate to at Granada University and he is asking for the extent that was needed, and in many cases there smartphones that are now redundant to be taken was no internet coverage in very rural areas. By the or sent to the university. He states that end of 2018 there were 1.8 million inhabitants of smartphone technology can be used for scientific Spain who had no local branch of any bank with a use and experiments as they have pressure 44% reduction in branches since the financial crisis. sensors, accelerometers, can measure light, At present, the amalgamation of Banco Popular that colours and sounds and provide tones. As an is owned by Banco Santander is underway, and Ana example he states that a smartphone can be used Botín their president stated on May 15th that as a barometer that can distinguish the difference 3,700employees (mostly taking early retirement) in pressure between being on a table or on the will be made redundant out of a total of 32,300, floor and this relates to the density of air. He and 1,150 branches of either Banco Popular or Banco states that normal scientific equipment to do this Santander will be shut. A fusion of other banks is can cost 5,000 Euros, or you can use a still considered to be necessary in some cases to smartphone! If you want to donate a smartphone increase their liquidity. There have been proposals it should be sent to Arturo Quirantes, Facultad that various banks might operate out of one branch de Ciencias, Unversidad de Granada, Avda. de to help people who have no nearby branch, but this Hospicio, C.P.18010, Granada. was not mentioned in the presentation of the report. Some banks, including Grupo Cajamar Rural, the Fraudster Back Under Arrest major bank that started up in Almería many years Last year police in Almería received many ago, are using special buses that visit rural locations. complaints from holiday makers who had booked Another proposal is that bank machines could be accommodation in the El Toyo, Aguadulce and La Zapillo areas of Almería. A 31yr old woman who installed at town halls. had previously worked for a rental agency Telefónica to Enter the Internet Film Market advertised properties for rent on the internet In December 2018, the Spanish telecommunication and took deposits via bank transfers. The company Telefónica announced that they were unfortunate holiday makers found that contact making Netflix films available as part of their internet with the woman near the time of their holiday TV package. This June however, they will enter the was lost, and on arrival apartments were doublemarket with their own products that will be in booked or did not exist. The owner of one competition with Netflix. Their president Emilio Gayo apartment made a ‘denuncia’ (an official complaint) states that they intend to be the leaders of Spanish after she found that her property was being pay TV, and their own internet video products would advertised as being available for lets when it was start at just 8 Euros a month. They will offer a library fully booked. The woman was arrested last July, of 300 series and documentaries, 270 films and 60 appeared in court and was then given a date for

permission. Alternatively, people can make a legally binding agreement that covers what they want to happen in various medical situations, including donations. This is then legally binding and hospitals have to respect their wishes.

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checking. One bad review referred to the Marina Beach Club as being a badly run beach bar, whilst the owners say that it is a fully fledged restaurant. Bradford Young told the court that there were 360,000 reviews every day and there were only 1% of complaints, but Tripadvisor would remove slanderous comments such as the claim that the restaurant owners were defrauding the Spanish Social Services. He stated that Tripadvisor was no more than a “host” for comments by third parties and they allowed the owners of restaurants or any other company the right to respond to critical comments. The lawyer for the club’s owners stated that a description of the food being “toxic” should not have been allowed without investigation. He also stated that the turnover of the restaurant was 13 million Euros in 2018 but the bad comments meant they were now losing trade. Bradford Young entirely agreed that bad reviews would obviously affect trade but claimed that as a company Tipadvisor were not responsible. The judge has yet to give his judgement.

A Restaurant in Valencia Sues Tripadvisor The Marina Beach Club restaurant in Valencia consider that they provide reasonably priced, good food to customers that range from holidaymakers on the beach to clients who dress up for the occasion. They have gone to court in Barcelona asking for damages of 660,000 Euros for untrue critical reviews on Tripadvisor that the company has not investigated or removed. The overall rating is 3.5 out of 5 with complaints about the service, and one person has christened it “Toxic beach” with a complaint about the taste of a steak. Another bad review was that they were defrauding the Spanish Social Security Department, but this was removed after 36hrs. One complaint referred to staff as being unfriendly and poorly qualified. Bradford Young, a representative from Tripadvisor which is based in California, came to the court and said that there are software filters and then an actual person may look at the comments, but he agreed that Tripadvisor did not do any fact

Los Millares and Unesco The archaeological site at Los Millares near Santa Fe de Mondújar in Almería province, 20km from Almería city, is considered to be one of the outstanding examples of a Copper Age Chalcolithic settlement, and one of the most important examples of a European fortified hill-side town at this period in time. The Almería ‘diputación’ (county council) have started proceedings to have the development awarded the status of a Unesco World Heritage Site. In 1891, the Belgian Luis Siret discovered the site

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In the News which is believed to have been operational between 3,250 & 2,200 B.C., and it appears to have been home to about 1,000 people mostly engaged in metal work with 80 communal tombs and fortifications. It was declared to be of historic importance many years ago and then recorded as being very important culturally which gave it protected status. Gonzalo Aranda from the Granada University department of Prehistory and Archaeology is preparing the submission that will be sent to Unesco. He states that the site has many aspects that warrant it being included as a World Heritage Site of exceptional importance. There is an information centre and a small museum and the site is normally open from 10am-2pm, Wednesdays to Sundays with free admission. It can be found at Carretera Ronda 91, Venta Los Millares and there is a contact phone number 950 100 409.

Mojácar PGOU All municipalities have to have a planning document called ‘el Plan General de Ordenación Urbanística’ known as PGOU. On April 25th, just a month away from municipal elections on May 26th, a provisional document was approved at a special town hall council meeting. In November 2013, an initial proposed document was approved and then published in 2014 that resulted in 105 requests for complaints to be considered and dealt with. Following this a new planning document was published in March 2017 and 71 further complaints followed. At the April 25th council meeting the mayoress Rosa María Cano stated that these had been dealt with and no further publication of the plan was necessary. Opposition councillors voiced their concerns that apparently there were still anomalies that their lawyers would study. The document was passed provisionally by the 8 PP political party councillors who have a majority out of the total of 13. The results of the May 26th elections may well have a bearing on the final approval of the town plan.

Young People Leaving Home 33% of the young population in Spain aged 16-29 are unemployed compared to the average of 13% in the EU, and 56% of those who do have work only have temporary contracts compared to the EU

average of 32%. The EU keeps instructing Spain that they have to ensure that more young people have permanent contracts. A recent survey states that 53% of persons aged 25-29 still live in the family home, and 25% of those aged 30-35. This means that renting a property is difficult and obtaining a mortgage is out of the question. A survey of wages for young people and the amount of their income needed for paying a mortgage is that this needs 60% of their income and 80% for renting, as renting a property costs more than a mortgage in most cases. A guideline for mortgage holders is that the monthly amount they pay is no more than 33% of their income. There are proposals from political parties that regulations have to be introduced to minimise temporary contracts as this is the only way that the vicious cycle for young people can be broken. The minimum wage for a 40hr week was recently increased to 900 Euros a month, so this does help a bit,

Good Passenger Numbers to Seville The rail journey from Almería to Seville which is the capital city in Andalucía involves two trains and two buses at present whilst electrification work is under way for the arrival of the ‘AVE’ (high speed train) in Granada. There are frequent breakdowns involving the train journeys and there were 30 “incidents” in just 7 days at the end of May! The road journey is better than it used to be but it still takes 4 hours. In 2009 the Junta de Andalucía obtained permission from the Spanish Aviation Authority to offer subsidised flights from Almería to Seville on the grounds they were needed as a public service. Passenger numbers on these flights went up 6% in the first quarter of 2019 with 9,314 passengers which was 68% total occupancy of all the available seats on 272 flights. In March, 3,411 passengers used the planes that were then 71% full. The airline company Air Nostrum, the low-cost operator owned by Iberia, was given another four year contract last summer after a successful bid of 8.8 million Euros. The airline has to offer outward and return journeys that enable people to spend the working day in Seville or Almería with two daily flights in the week and one on Sundays. The cost of the 1hr 15mins journey starts at 55 Euros for pre-booked flights.

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So Now You Know... The Largest Airplane The Russian Antonov An-225 “Mrya” (dream) was designed in 1985 to carry the Buran space shuttle, similar to the US shuttle transporter planes, and carry large jet engines inside the body. It has the largest wingspan of any aircraft and the take-off weight is 640 tonnes powered by six very large turbo-fan engines. It first flew in December 1988 on an initial flight of 74km from Kiev but the Buran space shuttle was never launched into orbit. It was taken to the Paris Air Show in 1989 but it was parked on the tarmac and didn’t make any flights. It was mothballed for eight years when it was modified to become a high-load cargo plane. Flat Screen TVs The first flat screen TV was invented in July 1964 by a team at the University of Illinois. At the time, the computers in the Science Faculty were built using regular computer monitors that had CRT (Cathode ray tubes). These relied on technology that was inefficient for computer graphics. To address this problem, professors Donald Bitzer and Gene Slottow created a flat screen television that emitted light using plasma technology. In , Sharp and Sony introduced the first commercial large flat screen TV using the PALC technology.It had a screen that was 42ins from corner to corner and was the largest TV ever produced. Using Containers for Transport Malcolm Purcell McLean was an American businessman and transport entrepreneur who developed the modern intermodal shipping container in 1956. He was not involved in shipping goods by sea but he owned the fifth largest trucking company in the US. These revolutionised transport and international trade as containerisation led to a significant reduction in the cost of freight transportation by eliminating the need for repeated handling of individual pieces of cargo. They also improved reliability, reduced cargo theft, and cut inventory costs. Initially there was no standard size but then an international size was adopted worldwide.

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The World’s Oldest Tortoise The tortoise Jonathon that lives on the island of St Helena, a British Overseas Territory in the South Atlantic Ocean, is definitely the oldest living tortoise. He belongs to the Seychelles giant tortoise species and he was a present to the British governor at Jamestown in 1882. It is considered that a claim that he was hatched in 1832 is reliable. Described as being “fully mature” when he was given to the governor this also indicates that he had then reached the age of fifty. He is blind from cataracts and has some difficulty eating unless food is put right in front of him. Apart from this, a vet recently gave him a clean bill of health. The Metric System of Measurement The metric system was first introduced in Paris in 1799 during the French Revolution when the existing system was replaced by weight in kilograms and length in metres. It later became used for liquid and speed. The metric units are based on decimal groups (multiples of ten) and moving the decimal point gives a reduction or increase by a 10th. It is commonly referred to as the ‘International System of Units’ and is now used by virtually all countries in the world. The imperial system is still in place in the US that is one of only three countries that have not adopted the metric system. In Canada they have used the metric system for some time. The Five Largest Oceans The Pacific Ocean is by far the largest one and it extends to 166 million sq. km which is 64 million sq. miles. It is almost twice as big as the Atlantic Ocean that is 86 million sq. km and 33 million sq. miles. The Indian Ocean is the next largest at 73 million sq. km and 28 million sq. miles. The fourth largest Southern Ocean was created in 2000 by the International Hydro-Graphic Organization and is made up of the southern parts of the Pacific, Indian and Atlantic Oceans and it completely surrounds Antarctica. It is 20 million sq. km which is 8 million sq. miles. The Arctic Ocean is the fifth largest and extends to 13 million sq. km and 5 million sq.miles.

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Having a Stroke

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n May 10th, Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba, a very famous Spanish politician died, aged 67, after suffering a stroke (in Spanish “un ictus”). This is a medical emergency involving the blood supply in the brain and the word stroke comes from the Greek word “Apoplexy” that means being struck down. For centuries, the very sudden appearance of a stroke was described as being struck down by God.

and heavy drinking is very important as heavy drinking makes a stroke three times more likely. People suffering from type 1 and type 2 diabetes should be particularly careful that they are eating correctly, taking medication, and minimising the problems. Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or restricted which stops or reduces the flow of oxygen and nutrients that can cause brain cells to die. A common cause is a hardening of the arteries when plaque made up of fat and cholesterol leaves insufficient space for the blood to flow. In this scenario, if a stroke results this is called an ischemic stroke. If on the other hand some blood vessels in the brain break, this is a haemorrhagic stroke. A stroke is completely If a person has a stroke there are various distinct from a heart attack and has no relationship symptoms that indicate this including a drop in as it is an event in the brain one side of the face, trouble speaking with an inability to form the correct words, or not A stroke can often lead to death or incapacity, understanding what is being said. Another and in Spain it is calculated that one person has symptom is that the person cannot raise one or a stroke every six minutes, and there is a fatality both of their arms. There may be dizziness and every 14 minutes. It is the second most prevalent problems with co-ordination such as balance. A cause of death in adults, and annual figures for person having a stroke will experience some of Almería province are given as 850 people suffering the above symptoms, but not necessarily all of a stroke. The age group most likely to have a them. Unfortunately, there is nothing that can be stroke is people in their 60s, but there is no hard done if you think a person is having a stroke and and fast rule. no immediate treatment such as CPR with a heart attack. Immediate and urgent medical help is vital The causes of an ischemic stroke are usually so an ambulance should be called. In Spain the attributed to smoking, high blood pressure, number to ring for life threatening medical events obesity, diabetes, and high bad cholesterol levels. is 061 and if you ring the general emergency A haemorrhagic stroke is less likely to occur but number 112 they will immediately connect you to the causes are being overweight or obese, a heavy the 061 centres. drinker, smoking, high stress levels, and a lack of exercise. The chance of having a stroke are made Once a patient is in a hospital there are initial tests worse by a bad lifestyle, so a healthy low-fat and such as pulse, blood pressure and flow, and a brain high-fibre diet is important with plenty of fruit scan may be done soon after arrival. This will show and vegetables, and cutting down on salt intake which type of stroke a person is having and the is beneficial. Regular exercise increases blood flow degree of severity. Speed of diagnosis and and reduces cholesterol, and stopping smoking treatment is vital.

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ETA Terrorist Captured in France

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TA stands for Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (Basque Homeland and Freedom) and in a news item we comment on the death of Alfredo Rubalcaba, the Spanish politician who is well known for his attempts to wipe out the terrorist group and pursue members that were in hiding.

particularly from Spain. A French police spokesperson stated that he had been arrested leaving home for a hospital appointment. Pedro Sánchez, the Spanish Prime Minister, tweeted his congratulations to the joint police force that made the arrest and promised his continuing support to all the families of victims.

Many of them were in France, and Alfredo Rubalcaba forged stronger links with the French police who shared information with Spain and undertook joint operations. He was also very determined to keep in touch with the families of victims killed by ETA and continued to do this even after he had retired. In all, the group killed 853 people over four decades, most of them during the 1980s. ETA injured more than 2,600 people, kidnapped 86 and threatened hundreds more as a way of collecting funds by extortion. At least 358 crimes that are laid at the doors of ETA are still unresolved, so investigations in France and Spain have never stopped. There are nearly 300 imprisoned ETA militants with the vast majority in Spain, but others are in prison in France and an assortment of other countries.

The arrest of José Antonio Urrutikoetxea

When Spain was in the process of changing from the dictatorship of General Franco into a democracy, ETA assassinated the dictator’s anointed successor, Prime Minister Luis Carrero Blanco, in 1973. In France they killed a member of the French Gendarme Police when members were pursued and stopped by French police at a roadside checkpoint. On May 16th, members of the French ‘Direction Générale de Français Sécurité Intérieure’ (DGFSI) and Spanish Guardia Civil police mounted an operation in the French Alps that led to the arrest of José Antonio Urrutikoetxea alias Josu Ternera. Now aged 68 he was the political boss of ETA and considered one of the most important senior members, and he has been in hiding for 17 years. An arrest warrant is in place in France so he was taken to a French prison as he had been convicted of belonging to a terrorist group and sentenced to eight years, but many more charges will follow

The joint operation was given the code name “Infancia robada” (Stolen childhood) in reference to the ETA bomb detonated at the domestic barracks of the Guardia Civil police in Zaragoza in 1987 when 11 people were assassinated including six children. At the time of the attack, Josu Ternera claimed responsibility on behalf of ETA and was considered to have planned the operation. He escaped from custody in Spain in May 2002 just before he was due to appear in court regarding the Zaragoza attack and his whereabouts then became unknown. At various stages starting in 2017 members of ETA revealed the existence of buried arms dumps and forged documentation as part of a ceasefire and disbanding stage. All these were treated as being crime scenes and everything was examined and catalogued by forensic police. Last year, with a heavy police escort, many of the items were sent to police in Madrid to help further enquiries. The escort ensured that the “chain of custody” was intact and any findings would stand up in future court cases. Following a raid on a major arms dealer in France ETA obtained a large amount of weapons and many of these are still unaccounted for.

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igures from the Institute of Statistics in Andalucía, the National Institute of Statistics, and Eurostat in Brussels have been collated to show trends in Andalucía (which includes Almería province) in the last decades. Andalucía is the second largest autonomous community in Spain in terms of area, and the most populated one with 8.4 million registered inhabitants that make up 18% of all the Spanish population. In 1988 the percentage of non-Spanish residents was only 0.7% but this grew to 1.4% in 1998 and then peaked at 7.6% in 2008. Following the construction and financial crises when some people moved away (particularly Brits), the percentage is now down to 7.4%.

and were living on their own. This rose to 25% in 2011 and has continued to grow. The only fly in the ointment (that we comment on in our ‘In the News’ section) is that at present, 53% of persons aged 25-29 still live in the family home and 25% of those aged 30-35. The main reason for this is unemployment that this Easter in Almería province fell by 9,000 to 57,000. The fall in numbers has continued since the first quarter in 2018 when the total number of unemployed persons in our province was 81,600. In terms of percentages in Almería province, this has now come down to 16% that is very close to the national average of 15%, and is far better than the 24% at the beginning of 2018.

In 1978 the average life expectancy of men and women was 74, which went up to 77.6 in 1997, and then 79.6 in 2007. The latest recorded figures from the end of 2017 show that life expectancy has grown to 81 years which is a general trend in Spain. In 1996 people in Andalucía got married at the age of 27 but by 2016 this showed an increase to 32.5 years. A main reason is the increasing employment of women who put off getting married and having children whilst they have a career. There were only 13,500 divorces and legal separations in 1997 but this went up to 20,500 in 2017. In 1991 some 6% of the population were illiterate but this fell to 4% in 2001 and then down to 2.5% in 2011. Only 10% of the population had been to university and obtained a degree in 1996 but this percentage rose to 13% in 2006 and then 29% in 2016. Nowadays it is not guaranteed that people with university degrees obtain work that is commensurate with their educational achievement or even that they find any job at all! Figures suggest that this is improving except that many young qualified persons in Spain have gone abroad to find suitable work.

Andalucía

In 1997 there were 438 cars in Andalucía per 1,000 head of population and this rose to 637 in 2007 and then 674 in 2017. This is not a large increase in numbers from 2007-2017 but once again, the construction and financial crises slowed down the number of purchases. As regards property, in 1997 the average cost per m2 was 513 Euros that increased to 1,739 Euros per m2 in 2007 at the height of the property boom. This went down to 1,232 Euros at the end of 2017, but in our immediate area where there is a demand to buy Living in the family home was more usual in 1991, property by non-Spanish people the value of and only 11% of the population had moved out property is better.

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pain sometimes puts legislation in place that appears to have been rushed through and needs considerable explanation as to the purpose and implementation. This certainly applies to a new regulation that requires employers to log the working hours of their employees. Pedro Sánchez, the Socialist Prime Minister, passed the legislation on March 8th but shortly afterwards dissolved parliament and called new General Elections. The new regulations came into force on May 12th which was in fact a Sunday when 95% of the working population was at home! The period from March 8thwas supposed to give employers A modern method of recording work time time to put the regulations in force but there is considerable confusion from small to large 95% of small companies have less than five workers, companies as to how this works and what they but the register is needed even if there is only one employee. Paper forms will be the norm for this have to do. sector but larger companies already have digital The EU instructed member states on May 14th that means of recording working hours such as finger working hours have to be logged but without any print recognition. This will still be allowed but records starting date, and Spain has jumped the gun when have to be kept for four years. In other medium it was still being discussed. The whole purpose of sized companies it appears that modern versions the legislation is to prevent workers from not being of the old time clocks will have to be installed. In paid for working time that really counts as overtime. theory, a worker has to sign the attendance record Figures for Spain are that workers put in 2.6 million and hours worked every day but in practice once hours every day that should be overtime but is not a week will probably be enough. The clarification remunerated. To establish whether work done is on May 13th was that people such as sales reps part of a normal contract with specified hours, or working away from a company have to provide work over and above this, employers have to keep details of hours worked that are given to their a daily register for each employee. Self-employed employer and also people working partly at home persons are exempt, directors of large companies, on flexi-time or employed making telephone sales domestic home workers, persons engaged in sports from home. activities, artists, and lawyers who work a variety One lawyer who specialises in work disputes states of hours in court. that work hours are very woolly. He asks if the On May 13th the Spanish Ministry of Labour working day of a sales rep starts when they leave published some general guidelines but with various their house to drive to their first customer? The still unexplained matters, and many companies construction company Grupo Ortiz states that didn’t start compiling any registers, but the fine workers on their large construction projects go for not doing this ranges from 625 Euros up to directly to where they are working, not an office. 6,250 Euros. The acting Spanish Minister for Work, They ask if a site manager now has to instruct all Magdalena Valerio, then stated that there could be their workers to come and sign in when they start an interim period whilst employers worked out how or leave work? They think they are “going back ten to implement the regulations and inspectors who years in time” if they have to do this. There are still will enforce the regulations would be “sympathetic”! numerous unanswered questions at present!

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Asesoría López (Vera) ……...................................….950 393071 AA Parking (Almería, Murcia, Alicante) ......................639 081067 Asesoría Torres (Mojácar) .........................................950 472748 Aqua-Car (Alicante) ……………........................................966 790 011 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Coastline Alicante Airport Parking .............................661 517890 Plane Parking S.L. …………............................................966 840 289 ...............(24hrs Alicante) 656 532725, (24hrs Murcia) 656 532724 Seguro Parking (San Jávier – Murcia) ……............622 062115 Victoria Parking (Alicante).................................................965 830 254

AIR CONDITIONING ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.58)...647 247494 / 950 092604 Cool Solutions ...........................................................600 621436 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 Digital Vision (See p.48) ...................950 472081 / 645 294064 Electrotorres ........................................677 530410 / 610 750771 MD Air Conditioning & Refrigeration S.L. 607 364917 / 950 432110 Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 Richard Hayes ...........................................................603 567676 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.55)...950 398146 / 699 909737 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ............................…..677 741366 Cazorla Martinez (Turre) .........................................950 479137

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ANTIQUES Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Delfos (Mojácar) ......................................................647 163681

ARCHITECTS Angel Pardo (Técnico) .......................950 121960 / 687 939315 Antonio Martinez de la Casa .....................................950 092094 Blas Haro Morales (Mojácar).......................................639 317429 Daniel González Aranda (Vera) ......................................686 846 624 Elena Acebo Architects (Huércal-Overa) .669 680098 / 950 134976 Paula Puente (Mojácar) .............................................610 433001

AIRPORT TRANSFERS (LEGAL)

ART & ARTISTS

Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.59)..........................950 092602

Adolfo Prado ...............................................................950 472668 Alison .......................................................................630 833873 Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Caz (art classes) ………................................……….607 444034 Dee Butler (Albox) ................................................….663 341904 Delfos Gallery (Mojácar) …........................................647 163681 Evie Fox ................................................................ 603 493163 Isabel Raths (Bedar) ................................................677 034957 Jeremy Fox-Rayner ...................................................653 714767 Jill Bennett (Mojácar) .........................950 478383 / 600 070188 Living Design (Albox) ...............................................678 308073 MarianMay Simpson …...........................………..……629 113436 Melanie .....................................................................638 495784 Miki ...........................................................................628 458491 Roberto Lombardi ................................950 930757 / 671 800317 The Gallery (La Concepción) ..................................607 146352

AUCTIONS A & A Auctions (Albox) ………..............950 064576 / 661 759882

ALARMS & SECURITY AC Security ........................................950 387822 / 657 397218 AXA ...........................................................................950 478763 B-Safe Digital Security Solutions ..............................634 349859 CD Electrical Services ......................662 414043 / 617 410534 Prosegur Alarms .........................................................608 825509 Safes & Security (Dean)...........................................666 949213 SE Telecoms ..............................................................697 780499 Auction Subasta SL (Zurgena) ...........622 288750 / 681 095096 Securitas Direct (Phil Lennon) .................................696 116803 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas El Real) ..............950 528565

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The Metal Works (Albox).......................950 930520 / 638 900949 El Cortijo ...........................................950 398108 / 689 702916 El Paso ...................................................................950 469409

AWNINGS & BLINDS

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

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

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

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

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

Huércal-Overa El Capricho ….........................................................637 595326 New Why Not? ............................................................950 135614

BABY See Children & Baby BAKERIES

La Alfoquía

Cornish Pride (Albox) …................................………666 618933 Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 Heathers ...................................................................642 144727 BARS & CAFES

Las Buganvillas

See also Restaurants

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

Albox

Bar Lepanto .........................................................................642 391433 Los Carasoles Chapman’s ...............................................................950 091188 Harley’s ..................................................................642 637371 Cornish Pride ...................................................………666 618933 Los Gallardos La Palmera ….............................................................950 430993 Apolo ……………................................................……600 495182 The Travellers Inn, Los Marcelinos ...........................664 111990 Meson Verfran ……….........................950 469393 / 637 810143

Alfaix

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

Arboleas

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

Mojácar

Hotel Rural Azabache ...............................................690 258813 Bar Esencial ........................................630 26626 / 618 826092 Humbugs Cafe …................................643 123253 / 643 075387 Bar Luz ....................................................................654 866110

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Beachcomber ..............................................................634 339216 Cafeteria Bellagio .......................................…………950 472342 Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba ……….657 560679 / 645 414793 Café Latino ...............................................................626 717323 Captain's Tapas Bar & Restaurant...............................617 477797 Cave Bar ...............................................................…..950 478799 Delfos .......................................................................647 163681 Dolce Vita .................................................................950 478476 El Aleman ...............................................................617 317801 El Antler ………...........................................................600 540661 El Deseo ..................................................................670 018035 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405 El Toro .....................................................................622 456560 Enrico ...................................................950 472995 / 642 514738 Fany …………...........................................………….634 312820 Fusion Beach (See p.47) ..........................................950 615224 Gastro Malabar ........................................................950 472970 Koi ….........................................................................950 615452 Kukis ........................................................................686 038259 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 478841 La Parata (See p.7).....................................................950 478186 La Piká .....................................................................950 930744 La Taberna (Mojácar Pueblo) ..............618 696172 / 647 724367 Los Amigos .......................................…………………950 478489 Levante (See p.47) ...................................................950 615224 Lucero ………..................................................……….673 544617

Rincon del Zahorí (See p.61).............630 314400 / 625 103672 Rose & Crown (See p.15)........................................634 796884 Rusty Nail (See p.31)...............................................662 153813 San Pedro Belgian Bar .............................................722 485340 Scotty's …...................................................................687 382540 The Emerald Isle .....................................................652 105827 The Irish Rover (See p.43).........................................950 473135 The Lemon Lounge .............................................….950 472659 The Roof Garden .................................................674 113218 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister .....................................................………………600 006032 Valery Cocktail Bar (See p.33)......................................950 615537

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

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

Pueblo Laguna

Marcelo Entre Tapas ...................................................950 031812 Martinis ....................................................................950 285330 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ................950 475966 / 631 301368 Mesón Mémé ……………...........……….674 141159 / 647 954405 Mimi’s Bar ..................................................................651 872604 Moca Cafe Bar …......................................................950 452885 Playa Blanca (See p.63) ...................950 473001 / 639 507520 Reina Mora ...............................................................950 473204

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Bar Restaurant Laguna ……….........................……..950 132566 Villaricos Grace’s Bar ................................................................950 532339 Bar La Plaza Villaricos .........................................…950 Pub Millionaire ....................................950 617467 / 637 255978 El Galeon ……...................................................……671 El Gato ..............................................619 884792 / 628 San Juan de los Terreros Mi Cortijo ………......................................................…950 466323 Los Conteros .....................................950 618629 / 699 Lucky Bar Pizzeria ...........................................…….647 Turre

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161705 BARS (BEACH BARS) 802227 Aku Aku (Mojácar) .............................950 478981 / 607 347612 545590 Alma (Mojácar) …......................................................950 805928 198600 Ankara Beach Terrace (Mojácar) ………........………..950 473042 Armony Beach Club (Vera Playa) …......……………..617 745021 Chiringuito Manacá (Mojácar) ............693 618671 / 600 045599 Costa Tranquila (San Juan de los Terreros)..............620 236798 El Cid (Mojácar) ...................................950 472063 / 696 056128 El Patio (Mojácar) ...............................670 018035 / 629 287265 Hola Ola (Mojácar) ..................................................664 097279 Lola Bbme (Palomares) ……………….634 062350 / 657 303043 Los Tarahis (Agua Amarga) .......................................950 138235 Lua Beach Club (Mojácar) …......................………… 950 472643 Mandala Beach Club (Mojácar) ................................950 473131 Maraú (Vera Playa) ………...........................…………671 580340 Maui (Mojácar) ……...................................................950 478722 Valle del Este Hole in One Karen’s Bar ......................950 461068 / 677 655790 Neptuno (Mojácar) (See p.41) ...............................…616 005387 Sol y Arena (Mojácar) ..............................................950 478308 Vera Tito’s (Mojácar) ..........................................................950 615030 La Amistad …………….…......................................…666 272817 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Alice’s Bar ……….......................................................677 Chili ...................................................950 468425 / 608 La Pará ……………............................................……637 Rosie Lees .............................................................643

Vera Playa

Bar La Reva .................................634 398465 / 618 El Balconcito .............................................................635 Frankie’s Bar ............................................................622 La Peperina .........................................678 643013 / 678 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950

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BATHROOMS & SHOWERS ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 Ana Rodríguez (Huércal-Overa) ..........950 939154 / 606 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) ……………………..950 Complete Renovations (See p.17) .....644 389255 / 672

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Cristalería Omega (Mojácar) …..........950 478137 / 670 500711 BICYCLE SALES & HIRE Dorothy Baños (Albox)...................................................661 463842 Aguila Bike (Las Buganvillas) ........................................950 133063 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 All Bike All Run Sport (Albox) ...................................647 836426 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950 132458 Bikespin (Huércal-Overa) ................. 950 927678 / 662 543056 Doltcini (Clothing) (Mojácar) ..............950 092600 / 658 028646 Lufran Bike Sport …………....................................….607 074753 Rock & Road (Garrucha) .............................850 992805 / 628 2633389 Rodeca Bike Zone ..................................................950 132525 Weekend Sport (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 460738

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

BOAT TRIPS Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104 Glass Bottom Boat (Villaricos port) ….......................662 604456 Orca Steve (Mojacar, Garrucha) ..............................634 352873 Partylevante (Puerto Deportivo Garrucha) ...............680 942141 Sunshine Charters (Garrucha) ....................................634 398074

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

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

BOWLING CENTRES (10 pin)

SpeedyFit (Screens) ..................................................600 006032 Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists (See p.44)...........+44 7756081843 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 Toldos Farrago (Screens)(Vera) ................................667 567564

BUILDING MATERIALS

BEAUTY See Hair, Health & Beauty BED & BREAKFAST

(& Sanitary Ware, Tiles etc)

Casa Barranca (Huercal Overa) ..............................648 250699 Casa Montes Guesthouse (Arboleas) ..................... 686 400331 Castellón (Bédar) .......................................................642 435909

BEDS & BEDDING

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

Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Colchón San Gines (Huércal-Overa) ........................950 809519 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarron)...968 153907 / 678 083491 BUILDING SERVICES Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.26).........................634 364795 Sleepcentre (Albox) (See p.6) ..........868 931872 / 671 715294 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Adam's Building Services .............................………..600 041820

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Alan Barker ........................................950 099913 / 600 268176 AlmeriaBuilders.com ……......................659 685133 / 950 9305202 Arboleas Building ………........………........................634 306690 Ben Foster Building Services (See p.61)..................642 471236 CES Builders (Paul) ................................................685 017178 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Christopher Knell Building Contractors .....................634 344450 Complete Renovations (See p.17) .....644 389255 / 672 379960 Cutler’s Carpentry .................................................697 907708 David Croft (Urcal) ………....................................……661 148067 David Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418

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Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elite Constructions .......................................................636 092632 Genco Construction ...................................................607 271869 J B General Builder ................................................. 687 024884 Mario the Handyman ................................................642 245017 M13 (See p.11) ......................................................657 105084 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 MD Building Services ..........................628 414861 / 628 414862 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192 PR Building Services ................................................662 422170 Paul Acreman (General Builder) ..............……………607 196779 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ....618 920126 / 968 485729 Sierra Construcción .................................................611 028716 Valoser Obras .............................................................642 016954

Mo-Car (Mojácar) ................................950 478307 / 626 976973 Solvi Car (Mojácar) …………....................................950 478151 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095

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

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

CAKES TO ORDER Alison’s Homemade British Cakes .............................639 028517 CARD SHOPS Moca Cafe Bar (Mojácar).........................................950 452885 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Occasion Cupcakes (Velez Rubio) ............................634 329403 Colin the Card (Albox) .........................................…..650 600032 The Cake Boutique (Arboleas) ............................+44 7800 892244 Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas) ............................663 302740

CAMPSITES

CATERING / EVENTS

Camping el Cantal (Mojacar) ................................... 950 478204 See also Wedding & Party Planning Camping Los Gallardos .............................................679 970399 Elite Cuisine ..........................................................610 994435 Campsite Marion (Vera) .............................................607 316553 Hog Roasts .............................................................671 851135 The Whole Hog / Hog Roast parties ..968 485729 / 618 920126 CAR HIRE Al Andalus Car Hire ...................................................664 269440 Soft Ice Cream and Frozen Yoghurt Machines............600 006032 Auto Corner (Limousines) .....................950 069198 / 667 439671 CATTERY see Kennels Caracola (Mojácar) .............................950 473157 / 637 545814

CHILDREN & BABY Baby Basics (Equipment Hire, Albox) ........................950 104345 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) ..............................634 322475 Meditania, Children’s Activity Centre (Turre) ...........661 751244 Funky Monkeys, Pre-school Group (Mojácar) .....……697 264179 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 The Baby Hire Centre ..............................................615 806126

CHIMNEY SWEEPING & REPAIRS Paul the Chimney Sweep …………..617 150300 / 850 993057 Sammy Sweep ..........…............................…………..619 070839 Costa Coches (Mojácar) ........................950 459208 / 950 069272 CHINESE & ASIAN RESTAURANTS Europcar .................................................................950 615101 Chino Peking (Garrucha) .............................................950 132948 Dragon Chino (Las Buganvillas) ..................................950 133226 Gran Muralla (Albox) ................................................950 120166 Gran Muralla (Turre) ……............................................950 618880 Palacio Imperial Marina (Mojácar Playa) ….................950 472208 Restaurante Asia - Maribo Kitchen ...........................950 110420

CHIROPODIST & PODIATRISTS Clinica Podológica (Garrucha) ..................................950 132768 Kim White (Vera Playa) ………...................................637 149659

CHIROPRACTOR Maximilian Bolté (Garrucha)

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

CLAIRVOYANCY / PSYCHIC READINGS Anna (Tarot) ……….........................................………670 897832 Chrissie Cremore ....................................................634 349638 Psychic Karen (Turre) ….........................................663 477658

CLOTHING (Personalised) AdverTees (Mojácar Playa) ..........................634 336789 Rascals Designs ............................... 950 064665 / 686 582140 Tikka Uniforms (Mojácar) ….......................................667 479903 Don Robinson .........................................................646 587746 Dynos Informatica (Albox) …………...................……..950 430806 CLEANING SERVICES George’s Sales & Repair (Vera Playa) ..950 042338 / 661 375489 Amba Cleaners ........................................................697 516955 IKamale-on ……………...............................................950 616521 Chris .......................................................................627 565049 Infordatox (Albox) .....................................................950 633223 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Mark Adamou (Mojácar) .....................634 324918 / 634 306799 Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Mr. Micro (Turre) ....................................................950 479502 Crystal Clear ............................................................637 229464 PC Playa (Mojácar) .................................................634 356498 Daisy Proaño Alcivar (Contract & private) ……...….663 538596 Idea (Mojácar) .. ......................................................605 162709 Jone’s Upholstery & Rug cleaning ….........…………661 571939 Limpiezas Cristina …..............................................…660 306695. Limpiezas Maxlim (Palomares) …..…...678 567783 / 629 680161 Under Pressure ..........................0044 7896 075925 / 633 436927 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning ...................................636 193256

COMPUTERS Advance Digital ........................................................616 Beep (Garrucha) ……………..................................….950 Compleo Personal I.T. Centre .................................….950 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 C.Y.G. Vera ...........................................................950

506569 133059 393689 479502 PC-Solutions (Mojácar) ..............................................637 459293 393350 PRYS Informatica (Antas) ........................................617 382511

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CONSERVATORIES

CURTAINS & SOFT FURNISHINGS

AA Window Doctor ......................…............................630 231644 Cortinas Gredécor (Vera / Huércal-Overa) ..................950 391361 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…..........................677 152911 Curtains with Style (See p.21)...........950 069032 / 678 811125 SpeedyFit ........................................950 472357 / 600 006032

COUNSELLING / HEALING Ashlí (Naturopath & yoga therapies) .......................643 102335 Acupuncture & Massage ...........................................637 120429 Barbara Clarke ...........................................................637 469937 Chrissie Cremore (Reiki)............................................634 349638 Donald Mackinnon (Hypnotherapist) ........................628 651022 Eve Morgan .............................................................647 203652 Fred Smithers (Acupuncture) ...............950 930456 / 618 107351 Gill Ballard (Healer/Counsellor) ...............................663 336655 Heaven Scent Holistics ...........................................663 923733 Hypnotherapy (Karen) .............................................663 477658 Curtainsandthings.................................................……678 684564 Dr. Jane Thompson (Psychotherapy)...968 485729 / 618 920126 Solo Style ………...............................950 528334 / 626 319907 Unicraft Upholstery ...................................................692 176069

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

121149 121318 009051 468295 615596

DAMP PROOFING Southern Spain Damp Proofing .................................652 358672 Karen Green (Holistic Therapist) .........615 163416 / 850 993150 Kate Roberts ...........................................................950 469540 Malcolm Forrest-Hazell (Counsellor/Psychotherapist) ...693 489725 Shiatsu (Wendy) ....................................................671 851135 Sue Osman (Therapist) ……...............950 473021 / 600 847964

COURIER DELIVERIES Nacex (Mojácar) ………..................................……….950 472940 Offex Spain ................................…….......................966 765950 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290

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

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

CURRENCY

DIET PLANS & WEIGHT LOSS

Ashlí (Naturopath & yoga therapies) ..........................643 102335 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) ...............950 478914 / 626 916443 Image (Helen) ........................950 930192 / 665178326 Global Currency Exchange (Mojácar Playa) ..............950 615319 Issysweigh (Albox) ...................................................600 334318

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Pam (Turre) ..............................................................639 465631 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Vicki (Turre) .............................................................650 764623 Total Entertainment (Turre) ...950 468295 ...(Mojácar) 950 615596 VHS to DVD conversion .. ........................................647 202599

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

ECO-FRIENDLY PRODUCTS Eco1 (Garrucha) (See p.18) .......................................627 690056

ELECTRICAL GOODS

Analysis Clinic (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 475282 Centro Médico Mojácar ...............................................950 475105 Clinica Medica Garrucha ……...........950 133157 / 617 404500 Dr. Maria Rose (Garrucha) ..........................................950 132803 Euroclinicas (Vera) ........................................................950 391300

Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Centro Comercial Almanzora (Olula del Rio) .............950 442012 Centro Ferretería Lopez Mojácar ...........................950 473111 De Pablo S.L. (Vera) ..............................................950 390129 Electro Ahorro (Albox) .............................................950 121069 Electro Hogar Rodriguez S.L. (Garrucha)..................950 460832 DOG GROOMING Anita (5 Bone Kennels) …………......................……662 344734 Euronics .............. (Albox) 950 430702 (Garrucha) 950 460832 Brigbe’s Dog Grooming ...........................................630 557123 ELECTRICIANS Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ............950 616820 / 617 456548 A1 Services ………....................................................679 631458 Elite Dog Grooming (Albox) …….…...........................617 313587 Abbott Electrical ….............................638 010691 / 950 137208 Luis (Clinica Veterinaria Garrucha) ....950 132200 / 628 663616 Andy …..............................…................950 438237 / 679 656450 Lulu’s (Albox) ...................................950 952940 / 600 046557 Baltasar .....................................................................655 691107 Pampered Pooches (All areas)..................................662 344734 Charlie Fyre ................................................................686 833444 Pelitos (Los Gallardos) ..............................................637 286176 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................………….950 479502 Shampooch professional pet grooming ........................642 276442 DJT Electrical Services (Vera) .............686 817945 / 626 578164 SoloPerros (Turre) ..................................................674 509382 ElectroTorres .....................................677 530410 / 610 750771 Ulti-Mutt .....................................+44 7894747657 / 634 332578

EMI Electrical Installations .......................................673 502867 Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Francisco Montoya (Mojácar) .........................……….687 466352 N.E.Electrics (Arboleas).............................................634 358777 Peace of Mind 24/7 ............................................... 637 974662 Andy Lake - Williams Electrical ..............................…..677 741366

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

ENTERTAINERS

DOG TRAINING

Abbie Lou (Female vocalist) .......................................687 340544 Didi Arias (Mojácar) ……............................................639 724521 Amy Amy Amy Tribute Band ....................................645 886919 Ashley Cathcart .......................................................693 486788 DOORS See Windows & Doors Blues Brothers ........................................................680 355376 Bob Management .......................................................666 310251 DRY CLEANERS City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 Brendan O'Dee (Singer/Guitarist) ..............................610 855964 Brian Dee ………........................................................647 897533 DVD & VIDEO Carol George (Female Vocalist) ............................634 285009 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Catchlove Music (Varied styles duo)…...................678 397536

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DJ Digit-Al ...............................................................634 338014 Dominic Doolittle ......................................................634 353525 Driftwood …….............................................................687 672028 Dynamite International Rock Band ............................666 310251 Emma Wild ..............................................................642 276385 Flamenco Dancer (English speaking) ...............687480694 Francisco J. ‘Pasus’ ..........................950 397401 / 699 510966 Funky Nomad ..........................................................643 256459 Georges Femenias (vocalist/guitar) ……...…………….634 300356 Good stand in drummer ...........................................648 699733 GuitarMac ( Guitar/Vocals ) .....................................634 340476 Harmony Duo .........................................................687 340544 Jill Farmiloe (Female vocalist) .................................607 443908 Jim Mackie (Piano Man) ..........................................651 751629 JuJu Entertainment ............................950 950797 / 697 462746 Kay Frances (Vocalist) ........................950 069288 / 689 404244 Kayleigh Easton (vocals) ...................................... 642 581198 Kev Moore .............................................................600 762856 Kris Kelly (Female Vocalist) .................................. 634 374525 Lady Ellen Sings .............................673 459331 / 677 475268 Loose Change ..............................................................671 754851 M & M's Rock & Roll Revue ...................................699 462859 M Soul & Motown (all music styles) ........................634 340409 Maurice Casanove ....................................................671 386947 Maximum Output Karaoke /Disco ............................697 317557 Mel J (Female Vocalist) ........................................664 111990 Melodee (Duo) ................................610 855964 / 664 111990 Melodeemusic (Backing Tracks & Recording Studio).....610 855 964 Menta & Canela Duo ..............................................645 886919 Northern Lights Karaoke …...............................……..697 500673 Phil and The Invisibles ..................... 950 475752 / 651 045120 Richard Hill ..............................................................670 243461 Roadrunner (duo) ......................... 628 122363 / 684 330431 Robin Lamble ..........................................................602 469425 Rocio Starry (Vocalist) .............................................645 886919 Sabrina Lloyd ..........................................................661 055440 Sharon-Elizabeth Regan ........0044 7858 459637 / 666 673055 Shirin (bellydancer) .................................................607 805367 Short-Fuse Blues Band...............................................651 610189 Smartie Pants the Clown ............................................617 815221 Solo Simon ...............................................................667 989270 Spotlight Entertainment (Karaole, disco etc.) .............634 311652 Starry Jazz trio/quintet .............................................645 886919 Sue Moretta .............................................................672 148730 The Fat Lizard Band .....(English) 651 045120 (Esp) 617 464728 The Opium Buddhas ………………….687 033106 / 667 989270 Tom Lee ……............................................................671 754851 Tony Matthews (Quiz organiser) ..............................634 391414 Tony Justice ……….............................950 950797 / 637 159249 Trio Chaos ................................................................687 361440 Triple Trouble Blues Band ........................................671 754851

Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) ..670 596085 / 628 872334 Almeria Property Finder (Albox) ................................950 431624 Almería Prop. Investments (Las Buganvillas).950 460874 / 666 260792 Angel Property (Palomares) .....................................950 618054 Antonio Martinez de la Casa (Energy certs)..............950 092094 Arboleas Property Shop .................…....................…958 003391 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Calida Homes (Arboleas)......................950 430763 / 634 302801 Casa y Campo (Lubrin) .............................................678 587007 Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) ..........950 134434 / 649 777218 Citrus Homes ...........................................................638 849254 Cole's of Andalucia ...............................950 469592 / 697 640681 Complete Holiday Care .......................950 478612 / 610 808631

Cortijos Almería …………............……........................676 916088 D & D Property Care, Sales & Rentals .....643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Dream Homes Almería (Arboleas) ...............................697 875717

Españarural (Albox) ............................950 102505 / 654 Euroxan (Vera) .........................................................699 Fincas Vera Playa ..............................950 460670 / 639 Find Me A Home .................................951 914195 / 636 FW Properties ................................634 325152 / 634

ESTATE AGENTS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 AlmeríaCasas ...........................................................950 387852 Almería Homes ................................0044 1273 929286 / 950 930 259

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Grupo Platinum Estates (San Juan) .950 466122 / 666 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 Indal-futur S.L. (Mojácar) ……............950 615156 / 609 Indalo Real Estate ...........................950 091137 / 616 Indasol Mojácar S.L. .................................................950 Inmobiliaria Almanzora ..................... 9501 20406 / 637 InmoTerreros (San Juan) ...............950 096180 / 666 K7 Mojácar ...............................................................950 Linnitt Properties (Turre).............................................950 Mojácar Estates (See p.50)......................................950

687251 562447 026526 760409 472200 251238 255765 478555 479054 478935 Spanish Property Choice (Mojácar Playa)...................950 615388 Sun Med Properties (Vera Playa) ............................…..950 618209 Vaitier SL (Cabrera) .....................................................609 626140 Veritas Homes (Mojácar) ............................950 472430 / 610 053563 VIP Almería (Mojácar Playa) (See back)..950 472524 / 617 587903 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827

Mojacarmar ......................................950 475891 / 636 903184 Multicasa Aguilas .................................................... 968 493009 Neinor Homes (Mojácar) (See p.28/29)....................900 110022 New Horizon Villas (Zurgena) ..................................950 438221 New One Stop (Mojácar) (See p.13)..........................950 473040 New Wave Villas (Mojácar) (See p.25)..950 475800 / 607 146352 Next Stop Almería (See p.3)..............950 617518 / 678 034651 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. ............950 133508 / 628 585538

WPMS Inmobiliario (Villaricos) ..........678 321111 / 950 618697

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

EXCAVATION Aridos Mojácar S.L. (Vera) .....................................650 Bob (Mini digger) (Albox) ..........................................642 Diego Ramos S.L. (Los Gallardos) ……..............…..647 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950

Okisur (Mojácar) .........................................................950 472010 Olive Property Sales (Bédar)(See cover) .950 469624 / 687 938466 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) (See p.64/65)....950 478915 Property Floor Plans ................................................619 672431 Real Almería Property (Mojácar) ...........................647 868119 Realtors MB Spain .................................................678 347125 Rural Almería (Mojácar Playa) ................................…950 472200 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Sol y Mar (Albox) ...............................950 064584 / 635 979829 Sonia Cantalejo Bueno (Energy Certs.)......................608 147640 Spanish Estate Agents (Albox) ………950 431855 / 661 143871 Spanish Hideaways (Oria) ....................634 366672 / 676 604008 Spain Assured (See front cover)............950 469622 / 634 300020 Spain Property Finder …..............……........................686 878789

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

EXCURSIONS Andinas Buggy Treks ..............................................645 984122

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

FABRICS

Blacktower (See p.127) .........................................657 684094 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 Currencies Direct (Mojácar) …....…...…950 478914 / 626 916443 Indalo Partners ........................................................950 472242 Kennedy Financial Services .........................................678 035992 Offshore Money Management .............952 830916 / 950 398078

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

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

FIREWOOD See Logs for Sale FITNESS & DANCE

FASHION Dandara (Garrucha) ................................................950 617013 Etcetera (Mojácar Playa) ...........................................950 532810 Garabatis (Children's) Mojácar Playa …..........………670 035630 Glad Rags (Albox) ……….........................................634 313071 H & R Men's Fashion (Albox) …................................692 682164 Jules Outlet (Mojácar) ...............................................633 640918 Liz Fashion Accessories (Garrucha) .627 970819 / 607 511179 Manumaga (Mojacar Playa) …………..........................659 884479 Modern Times (Mojácar Playa) …..........…………….950 475207 Oasis Fashions (Mojácar Playa) (See p.5)...............950 473222 Palme (Mojácar Playa) ............................................950 472813 Prins Vitali (Mojacar) ….............................................950 478690 Saga Boutique (Mojácar) .........................................950 475258 Sunflower (Mojácar) ..........................950 023030 / 600 880525

See also Activities-Clubs-Associations Alison .....................................................................666 273168 Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre (Mojácar) ...............617 719913 Aqua Aerobics - Marianne (Arboleas) .......................637 435864 Club Deportivo Puerto Rey ......................................950 460545 Debbie James (Personal training) (Mojácar) ...........687 619239 Dorothy Rowntree, personal trainer (Mojácar)..........666 815838 Fitness For All (Bédar) ………..........…………………..647 593323 Gimnasio Formas (Turre) .............................................950 468065 Gympower (Personal trainer) (Albox) ......................609 591606

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

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

FINANCIAL SERVICES AMASS ……......................................................……..678 035992

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GymXtreme Yoga (Vera) ..........................................643 102335 Javi Orta, personal trainer (Mojácar) .........................651 693681 Jova Sport Center (Mojácar Playa) (See next page).950 473137 Platino Gym (Mojácar Playa) .....................................950 284845 Sano Centre (Albox) ...................................................610 544306 Sano Centre (Huércal-Overa) ..................................666 021259 Sierra Club Desert Springs .......................................687 599115 Sol Yoga Centre (Arboleas) .....................................686 400331 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) .........................950 449451 Valle Del Este Spa & Health Centre ..........................950 548600 Vicki’s Fitness & Slimming ....................--.................650 764623 Yoga therapies & slimming (Turre & Vera) ....................643 102335

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

FISH & CHIPS Kingfisher (Pueblo Laguna) ......................................663 553001

Curtains with Style (See p.21).........950 069032 / 678 811125 Dave ........................................................................634 351275 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 SpeedyFit ..............................................950 472357 / 600 006032 Toldos Farrago (Vera) ...............................................667 567564 Tony Justice ...................................…..950 950797 / 637 159249 Ventanas y Puertas Mojacar S.L. ......................…….950 473104

FOOD SHOPS The Chippy (La Alfoquía) ........................................634 324484 Catch of the Day UK Fishmonger ........ 634 301490 / 634 304288 Eurowise (Albox) ……………….............................…..950 439801 FLORISTS Gastronomía (Delicatessen) (Las Buganvillas) .......950 132048 Hortiflor (Mojácar) ....................................................950 478985 Home Sweet Home (Turre) ...............................……..950 479487 Isamy Florist (Los Gallardos) ...................................670 215902 La Maruja (Mojácar) ..................................................664 647171 LIS Florist (Garrucha) ................................................950 460901 La Venta de Alfaix Minimarket (Alfaix) ..........................950 469660 Penny’s Florist (Mojacar) ..........................................645 351767 Las Buganvillas Minimarket ………........................…..635 036408 Manoli (Arboleas) …...................................................627 941654 Price Busters (Albox) .................................................950 951494 Sol Supermercado (Albox) ….......................................950 430043 Spar Supermarket (Huércal-Overa) ...........…………..950 135222 Spices n' Herbs in Spain (Albox)...............................689 482694 Super Corner (Turre)..........................950 468303 / 637 016107 The Corner Shop (Albox) ………………950 930539 / 680 776791

Persa Floristas (Albox) …….......................................950 120211

FLY SCREENS AA Window Doctor ..............……….........................…630 231644 Armadillo …..............................................................663 303350 Bugs ...........................................................................600 049515 Coastal Mosquitoes ...........................606 040462 / 610 000700

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

FUNERAL PLANS Avalon Europe S.L. ............................950 069012 / 634 321296 Golden Leaves Funeral Plans (Benitachell)............. 966 493082 Iberian Funeral Plans (See p.35)...........951 203994 / 965 993498

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

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

Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Casa Carma (Turre) ...................................................645 080310 Continental Descanso (Antas) 950 459011 (Albox) ...950 633288 El Rincón de Mueble ....(Vera)950 460867 (Antas) 950 459071 Elleann’s Homestyle .................................................674 514999 Embargos Bestiales (Antas El Real) ......................950 105711 Fig Furnishings (Mojácar Playa) ...............................643 065179 Furniture Plus (Puerto de Mazarrón)....968 153907 / 678 083491

Funeraria Pérez (Mojácar) ........................................950 478102

Homecentre (Albox) (See p.6)...........868 931872 / 671 715294 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ..................................950 132458 Ideas del Mueble (Antas) ...........................................950 452816

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

FURNITURE, RUSTIC/HANDMADE La Buena Artesania (Mojácar) ....................................950 475508 The Furniture Doctor .............................................667 989270

FURNITURE & FURNISHINGS Abodes (Mojácar Playa) ...............................................647 901478

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Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs ...........................850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Koala Furniture (Antas).................................….........950 392307 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Linea Nueva (Arboleas) ……………….620 237529 / 950 120630 Me & Mrs Jones (Mojácar) (See p.26).........................634 364795 Muebles Rodríguez (Los Llanos, Arboleas) …...........950 430778 Muebles La Simona (Garrucha) ...............................950 132443 Sofa & Sofa (Las Buganvillas) ..........654 596247 / 654 596220 Unicraft (Upholstery) ..................................................692 176069

GARDENS 24hr Casaserve ..................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Agave …….................................................................617 826334 Antas Garden Centre (El Real) .............................610 243838 Cedar Landscapes …….............……....................…620 112193 Chris (Gardening) .................................................643 082899 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Indalocio Garden Furniture & BBQs ..........................850 993090 Inspired (Furniture & BBQs) (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) 950 147763 Jardin Natural ............................................................685 478187 L & M Landscapes .................................................670 409538 La French Touch ......................................................607 226269 Lady Muck Gardening .............................................697 317557 Madera Mania (Garden Supplies) ….........................667 562872 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Mobile Shredder & Mulch Garden Service .............687 024884 Nash Groundworks ..................................................722 546192

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

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

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

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

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GOLD & JEWELLERY BUYING

Gold & Jewellery Buying ...........................................616 453813

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

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GOLF TUITION Gareth Edwards (Cortijo Grande) …...........................950 Marcus (Mojácar) .....................................................610 Potty Finca Services ..................……..950 163930 / 616 855294 Neil Evans (Desert Springs Golf Resort) ............... 638 Riegos y Conducciones (Antas, El Real) .................950 459146 Valle del Este (Vera) ...............................................676

GAS INSTALLATION & REPAIRS

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GRASS, ARTIFICIAL

Smith Plumbing (Spanish Authorised).........................950 468041 Grass 4 U .................................................................638 574145 Greenfingers Arboleas S.L. ..........……......……………629 947633 Inspired (El Real, Antas) (See p.4) .................... 950 147763 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192 Tiger Turf ............................................950 431624 / 635 652745

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

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HAIR, HEALTH & BEAUTY Affinity Beauty Treatments (Turre) ............................678 992093 Anavi Estillistas (Palomares) .....................................670 094722 Ashlí (Naturopath & yoga therapies) ..........................643 102335 Avon Co-ordinator (Jane) ……...................................670 722705 Avon Cosmetics (Arboleas) ………........................….691 987454 Avon Cosmetics (Bedar) ...........................................950 398980 Avon Cosmetics (Húercal Overa) …....647 092010 / 950 137208 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos) .............................687 960362 Avon Cosmetics (Los Gallardos camping ) ..............950 469684 Avon Cosmetics (Turre & Vera) .................................643 102335 Avon (Total Entertainment, Albox) .............................950 121318 Avon (Total Entertainment, Arboleas) ........................678 009051 Beaches (Hair & Beauty) (Mojácar) ..............................950 473110 Beauty by Marilyn ....................................................950 398852 Beauty Center (Mojácar) (See p.37)..........................687 480694 Bonita Hair & Beauty Salon (Mojácar) ......................950 473159 CDB Natural (Skin care) (Huércal-Overa) ................950 882237 Carlos Barber Shop (Mojácar Playa)..........................610 575911

IIsabel Castaño (Hairdresser, Bédar) ..666 045552 / 950 469462 Jean & Co.(Mojácar Playa) ……..............................…950 615094 Jenny’s Hair Design (Albox) .....................................620 447858 Kyra Beauty Salon (Arboleas) ...........950 106294 / 643 357906 Jing Nails .................................................................622 251432 Julian Hair Design ....................................................634 354507 Julie Rodriguez .......................................................634 338017 Kim White (Beauty)(Vera & Mobile) ………...……….637 149659 Lavender and Lemons (See p.33) .......................643 790511 LU & NA (Valle del Este) …….............................…950 461113 Marcela Torres (Manicure & Pedicure) .....................697 421672 Miki Designe (Villaricos) ............................................635 867757 Naturalmente Mediterraneo (Skin care) (Garrucha) …655 299494 Nina’s Beauty Therapy ..................................................642 131966

Oceanic Massage Therapies (Mojácar)...666 710964 / 687 619239 Opulence (La Alfoquía) …...........................................619 467295 Pascal Chevallier Emporium (Mojácar) ........................950 472790 Pampered Beauty Centre (Palomares) (See p.39).......950 618129 Phoebe (at Pampered) .............................................662 573939 Pure Natural Deodorant ...........................................950 066163 Centro Estética (Mojácar Playa) …..................………950 472680 R retreat (Cucador) ……...........…...............................626 144680 Claire & Inma (Mojácar Playa) ................................950 147630 Room 97 (La Alfoquia) .............................................683 479261

Cloud 9 (Mojácar) .........................................................662 226086 Cutting Edge (Hair & Beauty) (Albox) .........................950 633086 Dave Eccles (Mobile Hairdresser) ......950 525790 / 687 033106 Donna's (Albox)..................................950 930167 / 628 669456 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) ................................... 663 561521 El Rincon de Mary (Mojácar) Yasmin .....................656 646257 Elaine Mobile Hairdresser (Coast & Inland).................634 379424 Elegance (Turre) ......................................................634 308877 Etticut (Turre) .............................................................667 971960 Farrow's Hair Design (Arboleas) .................................950 634346 Favola (Las Buganvillas) (See p.48).........................675 622216 Heaven Scent (Huércal-Overa) ……....................…..663 923733

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Salon de Peluqueria y Estetica (Garrucha) ...............950 133162 Sarah Noble (mobile hairdresser) ...........................692 195500 Shiatsu Centro de Terapia (Huércal Overa) .............671 851135 Sophia Wellness Centre (Arboleas) ...........................950 449451 Stella’s Hair & Beauty (Las Buganvillas) ..................950 699973 Sunlight Spain (Herbal Products) ...............................684 212474 Wacky Barber & Hairdresser (Mojácar) ....................667 961645 Wavelengths (Albox) .............................................…950 120309

HARDWARE OUTLETS Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Ferretería Gonzalez (Mojácar) ……….........................666 471384 Ferretería López (Mojácar) ……..................................950 615026 HOTELS & HOSTALS Ferretería Longo (Albox) ……....................................950 430064 Casona Granado (Nr Lubrin) ...................................950 069077 Ferretería Soler (Garrucha) ……..................................950 460073 Hostal Don Tadeo (Villaricos) ..................................950 467105 Hostal El Olivar (Mojácar Pueblo) .........950 472022 / 672 019767 HEALING Hostal Muria (Villaricos) ..............................................642 050290 See Counselling/Healing Hostal Playa Azul (Villaricos) ................950 467075 / 609 386282 Hotel Al Sur (Calabardina) .........................................968 419466 HEALTH FOODS Girasol (Albox) ….......................................................639 089170 Hotel Carlos 111 (Aguilas) ......................................968 411650 Home Sweet Home (Turre) ..............................……..950 479487 Hotel Carmona (Vera) ..............................................950 390760 La Maruja (Mojácar) ...............................................664 647171 Hotel - Casa Rural, Cortijo de la Media Luna (Mojácar) 950 478813 Las Hierbas de Maria (Mojácar) ..............…………….657 513990 Hotel El Paso (Aguilas) ….........................................968 447125 Hotel Family (Agua Amarga) ......................................950 138014 HEATING Hotel Madrid (Aguilas) ................................................968 411109 ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.58).......647 247494 / 950 092604 Hotel Mamabel's (Mojacar Pueblo) .....950 472448 / 663 700542 Graham (oil heating) ……….....................................620 112193 Hotel Mayari (Calabardina) .................620 629508 / 968 409338 Neater Heater ………...................................………….634 312171 Hotel Puntazo (Mojácar) ...........................950 478265 / 950 478 229 Hotel Rural Azabache (Arboleas)..................................690 258813 HIRE Baby Basics (Equipment Hire) ...................................950 104345 Hotel Mexico (Puerto Rey) ......................................950 132061 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 Hotel Salinas (Cabo de Gata) .....................................950 370103 Expecting a Baby (Almanzora Valley) ....950 436581 / 666 375688 Hotel & Spa Don Juan (Aguilas) ................................968 493493 Sound Systems ..........................…............................630 231644 Hotel Tikar (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617131 Hotel Valhalla (Carboneras) ......................................950 130444 HOME CARERS see also Nursing Hotel Valle del Este ...................................................950 398743 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468 Hotel Virgen del Mar (Mojácar) ..................................902 472222 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Las Colinas Suitotel (San Juan de Los Terreros) .........950 466353 Helping Hands Mojacar (Kirsty Ratcliffe) .................678 590988 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

HOUSE & PET SITTING

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

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

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García & Trinidad (Albox) …….............950 120340 / 620 240563 HOUSE CLEARANCE Almeria Castaño House Clearance .........................611 028716 Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ..........................950 473192 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Grupo Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Pueblo) 950 478061 / 653 806 908 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699 Ibex Insurance Services Ltd (Mojácar & Albox) ........950 120070

HOUSEHOLD GOODS Home Store ........………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Home Sweet Home (Turre) ................................……..950 479487

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

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

Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...............950 475199 / 629 673450 Liberty Seguros (Turre) ….................950 479568 / 620 179206 Liberty Seguros (See p.23).....................................913 422549 Linea Directa ………....................................................902 123248 Mapfre (Mojácar) ...950 478151 (Garrucha)................950 617376 Maxine Morgan Liberty Seguros (Las Buganvillas) ........669 074 996 Mojácar Insurance ...................................................634 323399 Sol y Mar (Albox) ……….....................950 064584 / 654 590258 Sol Insure ………..........................................………..950 472098

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

Evie Fox-Rayner ................................603 493163 / 653 714767 Curtains with Style (See p.21) ..........950 069032 / 678 811125 Deco-house (Ann) .....................................................666 260792 Essential Solutions …….............................................627 245658 Light & Luz (Vera) ...................................................686 457714 Lola Barranco ………..........................950 086116 / 691 261818

INTERNET CAFES see Cybercafes INTERNET PROVIDERS

Catalana Occidente (Palomares) ..............................950 618054 Catalana Occidente (Mojácar Playa) .........................950 478307 Edward William (Marine Insurance) ……………….….952 476090

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Albox Online ...........................................................950 091111 Connexions (Turre) ……..............................…………..950 479502 Next .............................................................................950 479369 GSF Communications ...............................................950 473102 Satcomms ..............................................951 406556 / 622 524335

Susi ..................................................................................617 920 190 Traducciones Levante ...............................................606 953775 Wendy Interpreter/Translator ................................. 661 194278 Yamile (Written Translations) ....................................626 207575

IRONING

INTERNET TV

Cherie's Ironing & Cleaning (Mojácar) ............………634 301389 Connexions (Turre) (See front cover).......................950 479502 Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 JEWELLERY Europa Digital .......................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Castellón (Bédar) .................. ....................................642 435909 Ezetv .......................................................................950 091112 Jewellery Paula (Albox) ...........................................960 430871 GSF Communications ................................................950 473102 Joyería Pérez (Garrucha) ........................................950 460636 IPTV UK ....................................................................603 613918 La Luna (Garrucha) .................................................950 132543 IPTV Spain UKTV ...............................654 617496 / 699 386277 JOINERY - see Carpentry Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 PC Playa (Mojácar) ......................................................634 356498 KENNELS, CATTERIES & PET S E Telecoms ............................................................697 780499 SITTING UKTV Almería ....................................850 993202 / 694 440184 Animal Hotel (Águilas) ..............................................639 722197 INTERPRETING/TRANSLATIONS Boarding Kennels Los Llanos de Rosa (cats & dogs) ..629 448073 1-2-1 Translations (Spanish, English, Norwegian)......662 390453 Country Kennel (Turre) .........................950 473011 / 627 564640 Alpha Interpreting and Translation .......950 133508 / 677 530690 Dog & Cat Sitter Service …………………..................676 389592 Andrés (Mojácar) ........................................................679 932632 Gail .....................................................693 769079 / 697 500673 Antonio García Russell (Mojácar) ..............................606 198958 Five Bone Hotel (Turre) ............................................630 234556 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Carolina Pérez Gallardo (Sworn Translator) ..............647 863745

Carolyn (Mojácar area) ........................950 132905 / 608 692545 Cristina …….......................................................…..626 741386 Clara Mata ..............................................................629 132529 Starena (Vera Playa) ..............................................672 668803 Donna González-Linnitt ...........................................699 067922 Elizabeth ..................................................................662 504734 Espanglish Translation & Interpreters . 950 390037 / 950 392876 Hind (Mojácar - French, Arabic, English) .................616 605341 Joanne Tissington ……………...................................637 267150 Kathryn Jones .........................................................629 931125 Laberinto (Spanish, English, French, Dutch) .............609 781438 Marcela Chávez Riveros (Mojácar) .......................... 676 951352 Marguerite ……....................................................…..687 814157 Marisa .......................................................................636 179128 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765 Milena (Albox) ………....................……654 359607 / 711 794366 Pedro ......................................................................655 510420 Robert Boucher .........................................................693 618705 Simply Solved ………...............................................663 327091

Kareclif Cattery (Albox) ...........................................677 791165 Kit Cat Luxury Cat Suites (Los Gallardos) ..............674 113217 Palomino Kennels & Cattery ……....…671 916426 / 950 093087 Paws*A*While (Nr Albox) …....................................…696 562662 Pet Sitting in Your Home ………….......................…….637 061482 Sharon Presley ..........................................................648 069200 Sleepy Hollow (Huércal-Overa) ….............................617 313587 The Hilton Cattery ............................950 163489 / 664565479 Woodhouse Boarding Kennels/Cattery (Arboleas)….950 930585

KEY CUTTING

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KITCHENS 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 Artizan (Vera) (See p.2) ..................…950 390635 / 661 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 Cocinas El Real (Los Gallardos) .........639 036051 / 622 Cocinas Puntocom (Huércal-Overa) ...950 921975 / 722 Complete Renovations (See p.17) .....644 389255 / 672 Ergo Küchen (Huércal-Overa) ...................................636 Harlequin Kitchens (Albox) ……........………………….619 Homes & Beyond (Garrucha) ....................................950

Barbara Caparros Ridao (Vera) …..........................950 390427 306269 CG Legal & Financial (Mojácar Playa) ..950 472504 / 670 215926 985310 833444 232186 136950 379960 447730 584405 132458

J.B. Kitchen Fitters (Turre) .......................................687 024884 KDI Kitchens .............................................................605 163613 La Lonja (Lorca) (See p.27) ........................................968 443322 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104 Cam Concepts S.L. (Huércal-Overa) …......…………. 950 471357 Cervantes Alarcon Consulting (Garrucha) 950 106490 / 647 863787 Gecko Legal Services S.L. (Mojácar) 950 475949 / 638 264621

LANDSCAPING D & C Landscaping ..................................................634 359082 La French Touch .................. ..................................607 226269 Mel Wood Landscapes ...................................0044 7973843706 Nash Groundworks .....................................................722 546192

Gestoría Salvador (Mojácar Playa) ........................950 473192 Gestoría Soria Bonilla (Mojácar) ................................950 478420 Kim Clark UK Benefit advice ……..….950 169729 / 663 297568 Mayor Consulting (Garrucha) .......................................950 615185 Mojácar Playa Asesores ……........………...……………950 472710 LAUNDERETTES Bish’s (Mojácar Playa) .............................................639 161725 Pilar Pérez Gestión S.L. (Mojácar) ............................950 478863 The Laundry Room (Vera Playa) ...............................666 007824 Vera Advisors (Vera) .................................................950 390621 MS Legal ..............................................950 479613 / 634 322827 LAUNDRIES Villalba Asesores (Albox) ..............................................950 431720 City Sec (Vera) .........................................................950 390255 LEISURE ACTIVITIES Clean Team Laundry Service ...................................634 332502 Costa-Azul (Aguilas) ……..........................................968 414327 see also EXCURSIONS Ivi's Lavanderia (Las Buganvillas) ............................950 132657 and TOURIST ATTRACTIONS Almería Ten Pin Bowling (Arboleas) …...................….950 439013 Extreme Adventure Mojácar ......................................687 919840 Indalo Bowling Mojácar ............................................950 473073 ALO Services (Zurgena) ......................950 449179 / 667 994682 Karting (Garrucha) ….........................................……950 460207 Asesoría Sánchez Moral (Mojácar) ...........................670 099726 Lunar Cable Park (Cuevas del Almanzora) .................665 512873

LEGAL SERVICES See also Solicitors

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Leñas Cazorla (Turre) ...............................................607 Levante Logs ............................................................670 Log-On-Tommy …........................................................619 Logs for Sale ..............................................................687 Mr. Leña & Logs .........................................................622 Palm Deliveries (Albox) .....................950 122416 / 686 LIGHTING Phil (Arboleas) …........................................................634 Light & Luz (Vera) (See p.18)...............950 391804 / 686 457714 Potty Finca Services ............................950 163930 / 616 Nautarium Sea Museum (Garrucha) ………........…..950 139554 Paintball Almanzor (nr. Arboleas) ..................………..619 559261 Paragliding ………................................635 243539 / 680 358549 Sol-Aero (Vera) ..................................609 685132 / 661 985358 Water Park (Vera Playa) …...................................…..902 361294

LOCKSMITHS

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MARKETING

24hr Locksmith .....................................950 472982 / 658 828560 Edela Media (Social Media) (Mojácar) ....................607 146352 Guzman Seguridad (Albox) ..................950 431497 / 617 272885 Mojácar Business (Social Media) ............................950 680110 Locksmith (Dean) .....................................................666 949213

MASSAGE

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

120429 284170 922612 569113 472263

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

LOGS FOR SALE Antonio Diaz .............................................................689 127535 Colin & Carlos ....................................660 903158 / 630 455328 Firewood Arboleas .................................................647 932078 Las Norias Carden Centre (Los Gallardos) ..............670 215902 Mike Sheehan (Neuromuscular Therapy) ......................657 050394 Leña Ramos (Arboleas) …....................630 356095 / 616 044719 Oceanic Therapies (Mojácar) ......................................687 619239 Lee (Arboleas) ...........................................................636 092632 Ray Daniel (Sports massage)………...........................617 741564 Leñas Almanzora .......................................................950 120309

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NURSING see also Home Carers

MEALS ON WHEELS

Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Angels Nursing Group ...............................................902 026468

METAL WORK AA Window Doctor ....................…............................630 231644 Carpentería Metalica Chacón (Albox) …................950 431738 Cerrajería Jara (Las Buganvillas) …............………….950 109986 Coastal Rejas ...........................................................610 000700 FS Fabrications …..............…………..627 167167 / 671 424558 Ideal Metal Designs ...................................................656 834064 Metalbox (Albox) .......................................................950 633090 Mojácar Home Improvements ...................................950 473104 P & D Metals ............................................................638 707406 Speedy Fit Security Grilles ....................................600 006032 The Metal Works ..............................950 930520 / 638 900949 Committed2ucommunitycare ......................................684 333442 Michaela Talbot .........................................................622 015765

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

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

MOBILE PHONES See Telecommunications MOTORCYCLES & QUADS D Perez Motor (Antas) ...............................................950 069022 Harley Dees …………................................................600 685550 Indalo Quads (Guided treks) ..................................634 315074 Montoya Motos (Garrucha) …...............................…..950 133033 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295 Nafta Custom (Antas) ………...............950 619293 / 615 938352

NUTRITION

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

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

OPTICIANS Federopticos (Aguilas) ……........................................968 Federopticas Diaz (Albox) ..........................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Garrucha) ...................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Mojacar) .....................................950 Multiopticas Indalo (Campohermoso de Nijar) ............950

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OSTEOPATHS Alice Bellot (Mojacar & Arboleas) ….................………633 352259 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) .................................695 355381 Enrique Arias (Mojácar) .........................950 472974 / 629 289385 Hector Gutiérrez (Vera Playa) ............607 479379 / 950 132765 Osteo Maestra (Arboleas) ......................................950 449451 Sanatura (Albox) .................................610 269162 / 642 809453

PAINTING & DECORATING

Natural Optics (Garrucha) .........................................950 133921 Opticas Indalo (Garrucha) ..........................................950 133865 Opticas Indalo (Carboneras) .......................................950 130707 Opticas Indalo (San Isidro de Nijar) ...........................950 366200 Óptica Albox …………….......................................…..950 121991 Optica Mahis (Vera) ………...................................…..950 390777 Optica Orbera (Huércal Overa) ....................................950 135596 Optica Orbera (Albox) .....................................950430101 Optica Villazar (Mojácar Playa) …............................….950 472783

ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J. Painting & Decorating .......................................687 024884 Alan Barker ......................................950 099913 / 600 268176 Antonio Perez (Mojácar) ………........................…….691 240495 Borders Painting ………..........................................…687 661807 Cabrera Painting and Decoration Works ...................637 524709 Casanove Interiors ......................................................680 836166 C.I.S Services (Arboleas) ........................................634 621747 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Daniel ……………..................................................….642 236810 Darpa S.L. ..................................................................691 055726 Darren Hargreaves ...................................................626 855483 Grupo Brideca (shop) (Huércal-Overa) 950 471045 / 950 135881 IPB Painting ........................................661 184848 / 622 524335 JPM ...........................................................................627 090422 Metalwork Painting ………………………699 246932 / 659 185039 Paul ...........................................................................649 186107 Phil the Painter ……..............................................…671 227259 The Fast Brush .........................................................950 472668 True Colours .............................................................636 638670

PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES See Screened Patio & Pool Enclosures

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

PET SHOPS & TRANSPORT La Tienda de Basilio Rubio (Albox) ...........................950 431592 Madera Mania (Los Gallardos) …..................……….667 562872 Mojácar Mascotas ......................................................679 411203 Tucano Mascotas (Vera) ............................................650 292670 Union Jack (Pet Transportation) ...........………………….902 109560

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

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

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PHOTOGRAPHIC SERVICES 20seven photography ................................................634 301635 Almería-Fotografía .....................................................663 627942 Bluwater Photography ….........…………………………616 189002 Chincheto (Mojácar) ....................................................687 489182 Fotomicar (Lyle Mallen) .............................................620 786914 Fotos Fabrega (Albox) ………...........……………………950 430223 Indigo Photography & Video ...................................637 974793 Omar De La Cruz ………..........………950 460213 / 609 284852 Professional Video & Photographic Services inc. Aerial...647 202599 Rod Westwood ………........................950 472321 / 609 611207 The Image Suite …….............................…........................647 918 848 Toros Bravos ............................................................607 117174

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

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Cafetería Pizzería Alcazaba (Mojácar Playa) ............645 414793 Centro Plaza (Palomares) …...............................…..950 618614 Chili (Turre) ................................................................950 468425 D'Angelo (Mojácar Playa) .................................950 478517 El Gaucho (Mojácar Playa) ....................................950 478846 Enrico (Mojácar Playa) ......................950 472995 / 642 514738 Meson Felipe San Bernabé (Mojácar Playa) ..…….950 475966 Imperial (Mojácar Playa) ......................................….950 478098 La Góndola (Garrucha) ..............................................950 133928 La Muralla (Mojácar Pueblo) .......................................950 472928 Little Italy II (Garrucha) …………...........………………950 133802 Lucky Pizzeria (Villaricos) ........................................670 073597 Pizzo (Villaricos) .....................................................655 797530 Osteria (Mojácar) ......................................................950 615151 Ottocento (Mojácar Playa) .........................................950 615100 Portofino (Mojácar) ....................................................950 472809 Mari Cruz (Turre) …..........................................…….950 479646 Provenzal (Mojácar Playa) ..........................................950 478308 Pulcinella (Mojácar Pueblo) (See p.39).....................950 478401 Rincon del Zahorí (Mojácar Pueblo)(See p.61) .630 314400 / 661 604220 Quick (Garrucha) ......................................................950 132305 Sottocasa (Mojácar Playa) ........................................950 093075

PLASTERERS Caroline De Maeght (Villaricos) ................................650 134805 Centro Physis (Olula del Rio) ......................................695 355381 David Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Clínica Fisioalbox (Albox) ..........................................629 402852 PLUMBERS Clinica MOS Fisioterapia (Mojácar Playa) .................644 394335 24hr Casaserve ..............................................950 466438 / 676 3062699 Andy (Mojácar) ........................................................697 302039

Fisiomar Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ....................667 425197 Fisioterapia Vera-Salud (Vera Playa) ...607 479379 / 950 132765 Ignacio López de la Fuente (Mojácar) ......................627 244730 Physiotherapy Centre (Albox) ...........950 431463 / 657 516247 Remedio clinic (Mojacar) ....................950 472980 / 617 741564 Vitea Fisioterapia (Vera) ...................950 390655 / 663 024255

Blocked DrainsRUs ............................950 091109 / 648 768587 Charlie Fyre ..............................................................686 833444 Chris ........................................................................643 082899 Carlos (Saliente) Plumbing & Heating ..950 930900 / 620 742954 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Graham ....................................................................620 112193 PIANO TUNER Terry …...................................................................…697 229753 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 Knowles ….........................................950 137197 / 606 807797 PICTURE FRAMING Fernando (Huércal Overa)...........................................677 549247 Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Francisco Montoya (Mojacar) …............………………..687 466352 Casa de Cabra (Albox) ........................................ 633 364329 Smith Plumbing S.L. ..................................................950 468041

PIZZERIAS Antonella (Mojácar Playa) ................................……..950 BiancoRossi (Mojácar Playa) ...................................950 Bocapizza (Albox) ......................................................950 Cafetería Levante (Mojácar) .....................................950

PODIATRISTS 450215 See Chiropodists & Podiatrists 472682 120506 POOL COVERS 615224 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696

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Coverbox (Albox) …….................................................615 992007 PRE-PAYMENT METERS Enclose My Pool ..................................606 040462 / 670 510097 Sol Digimeters ..........................................................634 348703 Hispavan pool covers ........................950 047033 / 687 845730 PRINTING & GRAPHIC DESIGN Real Covers (Mojácar) ........................950 478763 / 609 667333 WS Cover ...................................................................667 480363 AdverGraf (Mojácar Playa) .......................................634 336789 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 POOLS & POOL MAINTENANCE Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ............................................950 393835 1 Stop Pool Shop ...............................950 104345 / 637 582696 Mobility Almería (Mojácar Playa) .............................634 322475 24hr Casaserve .................................950 466438 / 676 306269 Mojácar Business ....................................................950 680110 Aguafer Piscinas S.L. ................................................950 617064 neö-cöpy (Vera) …...................………..950 390424 / 622 262100 Alloa Pool Care (Albox) ………….................…………..650 244018 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 Blue Diamond Pool Care ..............................697238933 GSF Communications (Mojácar) ..................................950 473102 Clean Pool Service (Arboleas) ...................................606 654389 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 PROPERTY MAINTENANCE 24hr Casaserve .....................................950 466438 / 676 306269 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 Arboleas Builders ………...............……950 930536 / 634 306690 Can I Help You (Vera) ………..................................691 662267 Complete Pool & Property Maintenance 634 343541 / 634 891709 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................672 668803 Exclusive Holiday Villas ............................................950 092602 Hire a Hubby …………........................950 436679 / 619 066022 IDP Services …………................................................608 238775 D & J Pritchard Construcciones ................................617 698418 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Heat My Pool ....................................950 528128 / 663 303350 J & J Property Care ....…….................950 452106 / 617 657414 IndalPool (Albox) …………...............................……..950 431859 James Santiago (Vera Playa) ......................................672 668803 Mat Murray ...............................................................647 841750 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Oasis Pool Cleaning Services ............634 332170 / 634 332178 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Olive Tree Farm Pool Services ...............................643 463129 Mojacar Estates ..........................................................950 478935 Piscinas Miguel (Maintenance) .............950 478652 / 607 480865 Procare Property Service (Arboleas) .......................642 370681 Pool Medics ……………...................................……….634 353525 Triton Property Maintenance ...................................634 326322 Procare Pools (Arboleas) ..........................................642 370681 Proyectados Pool Sureste ............................................630 810299 Salvador (Pool Maintenance) ......................................696 426523 Sundance Spas - Pool Maintenance S.L. ....................950 472845 Tanby Piscinas ............……….............950 468230 / 609 888549 Triton Pool Cleaning ...............................................634 326322 Tropicana Swimming Pool Construction 650 906114 / 689 404244 True Blue Pools & Spas ..............................................661 148998

POSTAL SERVICES Can Connect (Albox) …….........................................950 121149 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Connexions (Turre) ..................................................950 479502 Forget-me-not (Las Buganvillas) ....................………..663 302740 Frankie’s Bar (Vera Playa) .........................................662 474861 Mail Boxes Etc (Vera) ................................................950 393835 Offex Spain ................................……..966 765950 / 661 386942 Pam’s Post (Albox) ............................................... 664 565479 Spanish Property Choice (Easypost) ..950 615388 / 635 722290 The Post Shop (Albox) ………..............950 064584 / 635 979829 Total Entertainment (Albox) ......................................950 121318 Total Entertainment (Arboleas) .................................678 009051 Total Entertainment (Turre) .........................................950 468295

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT & RENTALS Alhambra Holdings (Mojácar)...................950 475199 / 629 673450 Almería Holiday Rentals ............................................638 701670 Almería Property Agency (Arboleas) …..850 993099 / 606 281865 Almeria Rentals ................................. 650 764623 / 648 523073 Apartamentos Torrelaguna (Las Buganvillas) .............950 132580 APT Lets (Valle del Este) ….................950 619227 / 626 578164 Blaumar (Huercal Overa) .....................950 135512 / 670 869533 Blue Sea Villas (Mojácar) (See front cover).............….950 478643 Casa Benedict Rentals (Turre) …...………....…………616 189002 C.A.T. Services (La Alfoquía) (See p.31).950 634388 / 627 635514 Citrus Homes ...............................……......................638 849254 Clean Team Property Care & Rentals 850 993202/ 642 911850 Coastal Properties (Mojácar) ........................................950 475235 Complete Holiday Care ....………...........950 478612 / 610 808631 D & D Property Care & Rentals (See cover).643 335386 / 643 337063 Destination Spain Property Services .........................678 203143 E-Property Almería ...................................................677 146592 Exclusive Holiday Villas ..........................................950 092602 Findmeahome ....................................951 914195 / 636 266641 Holiday Home Europe .........................950 120210 / 654 590258

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Holiday Letting Service ........................950 472903 / 627 565049 Homes of Spain (Huércal Overa).........950 616516 / 616 562447 Indalfutur S.L. (Mojácar) ……........….950 615156 / 609 026526 Indalo Real Estate .............................950 091137 / 616 760409 Indasol Mojácar S.L. ..................……....................….950 472200 Inmoterreros ...................................................................950 096180 KW Resorts Holiday Rentals ......................0044 (0)1293 863320 La Casa es Tuya .......................................................663 931471 Mojácar Estates ........................................................950 478935 Mojácar Holiday Services .......................950 699947 / 634 972377 Mojácar Long Term Rentals …...............................…636 903184

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

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

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

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

REMOVALS & STORAGE See also Van & Man Hire Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 Brian’s Removals (Mojácar Playa) .........................674 Dave’s Transport (International / Local)....................620 English Move (Tony) ….............................................699

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Next Stop Almería ................................950 617518 / 678 034651 Price Brown Partnership (Mojácar) ............................950 478915

Rent Mojácar ............................................................950 615042 Sandy Goldfinch ........................+44 7767 301159 / 670 575897 Santiburi Properties (Cabrera & Mojácar) 694 404971 / 647 901478 Spanish Property Choice (Mojacar) ..... 950 475823 / 634 351562 Sunshine Villas............................………850 993202 / 694 440184 Triton Property Services ..........................................634 326322 Voss Homes (Huercal-Overa) ...................667 891 741 / 950 616 827 Year Round Holiday Rentals .............950 619178 / 627 763052

PROPERTY PROMOTERS Almanzora S.L. (Desert Springs) ...............................950 467104 BMS Huerta Nueva ............................950 615035 / 669 355914 Elegant Homes S.L. ............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Elide Group S.L. …............….............950 390009 / 950 615076 El Pinar de Bédar ......................................................950 469496 GM Associates (Mojácar) ……….........……..............…950 475225 Miramar (Marina Golf) ................................................950 397060 New Villas (Albox) ………………........………..............…950 121036 Nicla Property Consultancy S.L. .................................950 133508 Polansky and Associates ..........................................950 478086

Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Items For Sale Mojácar .......................694 439275 / 950 478753 Location Warehousing S.L. (Antas) .............................950 391412 Moovit Transport & Storage ...............950 930316 / 642 586701 Sprinter Services (Vera Playa) .............605 376873 / 950 609121 St. George’s European …UK 0044 207 193 5984 / 952 485984 Storage 42 Removals and Storage (Albox) ...............634 325639 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ................950 930316 / 671 220105 UK Direct ..................UK 0044 7719.118.879 / Spain 642 099479 Union Jack Removals (International) ….......………….902 109560

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Antas El Fogon, Asador Argentino ........................................950 459081 Mi Casa .................................................950 453007 / 950 453048

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

Bédar El Cortijo ............................................950 398108 / 689 702916 El Paso ...................................................................678 868963 Miramar .....................................................................950 469308

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

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

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

Cucador La Vida

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

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

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

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

El Pinar Bar El Pinar ...........................................................634 302673 Swift Transport (Arboleas) ........................................618 511234

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

Aguilas Carlos III ..................................................................968 411650 El Faro .....................................................................968 412883 El Guacamole (Mexican) ...........................................968 413491 Hotel El Paso ...........................................................968 447125 La Calica (Hotel Cala Real) .....................................968 414562 La Vía ........................................................................619 131152 Piccolo Mondo ............................................................968 411946

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

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

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Crisbe .............................................950 134100 / 607 338460 El Paladar .......................................673 695939 / 631 494536 391433 El Capricho …........................................................637 595326 091188 430930 La Alfoquía 430024 Bar La Unión ...........................................................642 008003 430145 Indian Tandoori ........................................................632 110888 231507 The Heathers ...................................................................642 144727

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

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

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

Mojácar - see also Mojácar Pueblo Agra Taj (Indian) ......................................................602 197417 Alcazaba ………......................................................657 560679 Al Punto (Brazilian) (See p.49)....................................950 475899 Antonella (Italian) .............................................……..950 450215 BaoBab .....................................................................689 642923 Badgers ...................................................................950 478525

El Sitio ....................................................................950 615411 Enrico (Italian) ...................................950 472995 / 642 514738

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

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Casa Juan …………................................................….950 450305 Cortijo de la Media Luna .............................950 478813 / 676 547555 d’Angelo .....................................................................950 478517 Delfín Dorado......................................950 475212 / 645 220095 Dolce Vita ................................................................950 478476 Don Pancho (Mexican) .................................................950 472543 El Deseo .................................................................670 018035 El Gaucho ................................................................950 478846 El Lugar ...................................................................679 676405

Gastro Malabar ........................................................950 Imperial (Italian) .......................................................950 Imperial Playa (Italian) ..............................................950 Indian Curry House ...........................632 416554 / 950 Kukis ..........................................................................686 La Cabaña ................................................................950 La Cantina (Mexican) ................................................950 La Cometa ...............................................................950

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La Estancia …….............................................………654 562396 La Gaviota ……………...............................................950 472177 La Parata (See p.7)..............................................…950 478186 La Piká ....................................................................950 930744 Le Magnifique …………….......................................…634 310816 Los Amigos ......................................…………………950 478489 Levante (See p.47) ...................................................950 615224 Marama ..............................................660 696229 / 666 260852 Marcelo Entre Tapas .................................................950 031812 Martín Morales ..........................................................950 478812 Mediterráneo (See p.47) ........................................950 309869 Meson de Loic y Cathy ...........................................950 478050 Mesón Felipe San Bernabé ...................…………….950 475966 Meson Mémé …........…………………..674 141159 / 647 954405 Mandala Beach Club ................................................950 473131 Mohana .....................................................................950 472941 Mountains of the Moon (Indian) ........950 472002 / 637 914632 Mont Martre (French) ..............................................634 388867 Neptuno (See p.41) ................................................…616 005387 Omega ...................................................950 475317 / 647 675919 Ostería Ristorante Italiano ..........................................950 615151 Ottocento (Italian).......................................................950 615100 Palacio Imperial Marina (Thai, Japanese, Chinese) ...950 472208 Parador de Mojácar ...................................................950 478250 Playa Blanca (See p.63) .....................950 473001 / 639 507520 Reina Mora ...............................................................950 473204 Robert (Marina de la Torre) …………..............………950 110412 Sal Marina ...................................................................950 472405 Scotty’s .....................................................................687 382540 Sensations ................................................................950 472057 Sottocasa (Italian) .......................................................950 093075 The Irish Rover (See p.43).........................................950 473135 The Lemon ....................……...............................…….950 472659 The Roof Garden .....................................................674 113218 Torre Bahía ...............................................................950 478651 Trufibar ....................................................................664 103611 Twister ...................................................………………600 006032 Zaika Fusion ..........................................................632 727851

Mojácar Pueblo Arlequíno ..........................................950 478037 / 649 337781 Calima (Moroccan) ..................................................608 807331 Casa Minguito ………...............................................950 478614 El Antler ……....................................................……600 540661 La Candela …...........................................................647 724367 Pulcinella (Italian) (See p.39)...................................950 478401 Restaurante Aires del Sur ..................606 061811 / 950 478014 Restaurante Calima ………………........................….663 286962 Restaurante Mamabel's ...............................................950 472448 Rincón de Embrujo …....................…………………….600 531270 Rincon del Zahorí (See p.61) ............630 314400 / 661 604220

Palomares

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

Pueblo Laguna Bistro .......................................................................950 132022

Restaurant Laguna …………….........................……..950 132566

San Juan de Los Terreros La Geoda ..................................................................637 020159 Mi Cortijo …………......................................................950 466323 Mondy Playa ........................................600 254314 / 622 807809

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

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

Vera Casa de la Vega ......................................................950 391208 Gran Muralla (Wok Buffet) ..........................................950 391691 La Mariposa de Fran ………........……..950 166774 / 683 641957 Terraza Carmona ...................................................950 390760

Vera Playa Armony Beach Club .................................................617 745021 b2 Mohana (Argentinean) ........................................678 642856 El Balconcito .............................................................635 589909 Gateway to India (Indian) ...........................................950 923994 Maraú (Vera Playa) ……………...........................……671 580340 Taj Mahal (Indian) …............…………950 618691 / 671 231465 The Blue Parrot ......................................................950 467682

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

Asagía Asador .........................................................640 210185 RETRACTABLE ROOF SYSTEMS Monika ......................................................................659 672615 The Oasis Bar ...................................950 467381 / 676 365010 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196

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SHOE REPAIRS

ROOFING

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

SIGNS (Shop & Vehicle)

RUGS & CARPETS

Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Idea (Huércal Overa) ...............................................605 162709 Homecentre (Albox) (See p.6)..........868 931872 / 671 715294 Pronto Printing (La Buganvillas) (See cover).............950 133492 P & R Rugs (Los Llanos de Aroleas) .......................665 258680

SKIN TREATMENTS

RURAL TOURISM

Francesca Herman (See p.37)....….......................….687 480694

Cortijo Pocico de la Nava (Mojácar) ...........................670 777752 SKIP HIRE Finca Arboleda (Vera) ..............................................678 027656 Aridos Mojácar S.L. ..................................................650 Mi Abuela Maria (Mojácar) ……..........................……659 198424 Casa Conchillo (Albox) ......................950 430740 / 695 El Cano SL )Mojácar) ................................................950 SATELLITE TV ABC (A Better Climate) (See p.58).....647 247494 / 950 092604 Servacon .....................................................................950

914257 844425 479185 475853

DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See p.19) .950 472947 / 670 084438 SNOOKER HALLS Digital Vision (See p.48)......................950 472081 / 645 294064 CD Snooker Mojácar ..............................................609 026526 Europa Digital ....................................950 133233 / 678 332815 Snooker Ambigu (Los Gallardos) .................................661 973205 GBTV (Albox and Mojácar) .......................................616 888058 SOLAR ENERGY GSF Communications (Mojácar) ...............................950 473102 Solo Satellite & Air-Con. (See p.55) ......950 398146 / 699 909737 DCM Digitek Comms (Mojácar) (See page 19)...........950 472947 Ecocorp ....................................................................671 716597

SCREENED PATIO & POOL ENCLOSURES

Enclose My Pool ...............................606 040462 / 670 510097 Inside Out In Europe S.L. ....................................677 114576 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….…...........................677 152911 Sol Shaders S.L. (See p.45)........................................627 907207

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

SECOND HAND Buy Buy Auctions (Los Carasoles)..................................681 095096 Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 John’s (Albox) ..........................................................634 325639 Merka Recycla (Huércal Overa) .........950 616683 / 666 577006 The Attic (Cucador) ..…….…................672 184354 / 648 250699

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

The Almería Focus

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

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Javier Loustau (Mojácar) .........................................950 475086 SOLICITORS José Francisco López Molina .............950 133607 / 635 189986 Alonso & Garrido (Albox) ...........................................950 121040 Leticia Moreno-Torres Camy (Vera) ......950 391249 / 607 840182 Alonso & Haro (Vera) ..............................................950 392208 AM & RG (Mojácar) ………….............950 478984 / 649 286437 AVSA Lawyers (Aguilas) ..........................................968 446576 Babelia (Mojácar) ……..........…........635 577562 / 950 397114 C & P Solicitors (Mojácar) ….....…………950 460731 / 675 383 160 Cabrera Cervantes (Turre) ................950 099400 / 627 464545

Lopez & León Solicitors (Garrucha) ..950 888314 / 666 513917 Mar Abogados & Consultores (Mojácar) .................950 478911 Mario Redondo (Albox) ….................950 430222 / 626 389322 Miguel Angel Rojas Benitez .......................................950 615404 Pablo Suarez (Purchena) ..........................................610 014680 Mundi Abogados (Las Buganvillas) ........................950 460999

Casas Almería (Huércal Overa) .................................950 134434 Davies Solicitors (Mojácar) ........................................950 472775 EuroAbogados (Vera) .................................................950 617017

Ramírez Abogados (Vera) .......................................950 Ross Legal Services (Aguilas) .................................968 Ruiz Orozco (Vera) ..................................................950 Saugar Abogados (Mojácar) ......................................950

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

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

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SURVEYORS Philip Chesler (Chartered Surveyor).............................687 814369 Survey Andalucía (Architect Daniel González) ............686 846624

TILING & PATIO WORK See also Building Services 1 Stop Paving (Albox) ………................................…634 313939 ABS Advanced Building Services ..............................687 846016 A.J.B. Tiling Services ...............................................687 024884 Arboleas Paving ……………...............................…….636 092632 Borders .....................................................................647 803030 Curtis Helm Multiservices .........................................610 394815 Elegant Homes S.L. ..............................950 092603 / 687 629777 Mode Services ...................................950 525790 / 687 033106 Saxon’s Complete Building Services ......618 920126 / 686 377172 Steve Holman .......................................................... 697 678708 The Bathroom & Tiling Specialists (See p.44)...........+44 7756081843 United Tile ................................................................667 702817

TIMBER SUPPLIERS

SUSTAINABLE PRODUCTS

La Maruja (Mojácar) ................... ................................664 647171 Wood2Go (Velez Rubio)..............................................950 614050

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

SWEET SHOPS

Forget Me Not (Las Buganvillas)..............................663 302740 Almería Castle ………............................................…950 271617 Almería Solar Centre ( Nr.Tabernas) ....950 387990 / 670 866122 TATTOO ARTISTS Aquarium (Roquetas de Mar) ...................................950 160036 Body-Zone Tattoo (Mojácar) ……………......................634 336789 Camelus (Mojácar Camel Rides) ………663 930272 / 950 100076 Classic Tattoo (Mojácar Playa) .................................605 611782 Fort Bravo – Western theme park (Tabernas) .....….950 165405 Lisa V Tattoos (Cantoria) ....................634 362737 / 642 024810 Nautarium (Sea Museum) (Garrucha) ………………….950 139554 Oscar (Mojácar Pueblo) …................................…….629 944374 Nijar Butterfly Farm .................................................617 692778 Oasys Western Park & Zoo (Tabernas) ….............….950 365236 TAXIS (Legal) Levante Radio Taxis (all areas)................................950 888111 Western Leone Theme park (Tabernas) …............…950 165405 TRANSLATING - see Interpreters Exclusive Shuttles pre-booked airport taxis (office hours).950 092602 Marlan Taxis Villaricos .................................................609 764900

TRANSPORT - see Removals TRAVEL

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

Autocares Rodriguez (Coaches) ...............................950 469061 Halcón Viajes (Vera) ................................................950 393472 Exclusive Airport Shuttles (See p.59).......................950 092602 Levante Travel (Garrucha) ...................950 132258 / 628 604752 Mojácar Tour (Mojácar Playa) (See cover)..........…..950 475757 Viajes Zafiro Tours (Aguilas) ....................................868 782663 Zafiro Tours (Albox) ………..................................……950 121021 Zafiro Tours (Mojácar) .................................................950 615343

TUITION

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

Dave Eccles (Drum lessons) ..............950 525790 / 687 033106 ELC Education & Language Centre .........................950 615489 Espanglish .........................................950 390037 / 950 392876 Girasol, Albox (Spanish) ..........................................639 089170 Guillermo (Spanish conversation, Antas)...................647 525639 Guitar Lessons ………….....................................…..667 989270 Guitar Lessons (Chris Pottle) ................................950 437606 Hind (French & Arabic, Mojácar) ...............................616 605341 Jane Catchlove (Piano/keyboards/violin A.R.C.M) ...950 634402 Jose (Spanish Lessons) ..........................................667 303376 Jewellery making ......................................................642 435909 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

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Marcela Chávez (Spanish-English school support)....676 951352 Native Spanish Teacher (All levels) ………………….670 619017 Native Spanish Tuition ..............................................661 654812 Pedro (Spanish language tutoring) ..........................655 510420 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 Simon Farmiloe (Spanish & English)(Albox/Mojacar) 647 677097 Tennis Coach (Diego Rodriguez) ........950 393851 / 607 021280 Upholstery Larios (Cuevas del Almanzora) 950 456 364 / 651 998738 The I.T.Teacher (Computer Tuition)...............................695 280699

UNIFORMS

TV & AUDIO REPAIRS

Tikka Uniforms & Shoes (Mojácar) …..........................667 479903 Ponce S.L. (Garrucha) ..............................................950 617181 Uniformes de Levante (Los Gallardos & Vera) ..........902 110218 Seth Pittham (Zurgena).......................950 634477 / 666 826886

VAN & MAN HIRE See also Removals & Storage

Amanda’s (Lubrin) ............................950 069682 / 634 310512 Andy (Trailer hire/drive) (Mojácar) ..........................600 225929 IDP Services ……........................................................608 238775 Indalo Transport .......................................................634 336468 Storage Solutions (Arboleas) ...................................950 930316 Way 2 Go (UK/Spain) ……UK 0044 208 0904292 / 965 794682

VEHICLE IMPORTATION UPHOLSTERY Curtains with Style (Fabrics) ............ 950 069032 / 678 Jone’s Mobile (Upholstery cleaning) …....……………661 Unicraft (Upholstery) .................................................692 Upholstery & Leather Cleaning .................................636

Hispavan vehicle importation ......................................687 845730 Talleres Daydo (Antas Real) ….……….950 459116 / 607 373298

VEHICLE REPAIRS 811125 571939 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) ….......................667 439671 176069 Auto Shine Body Repairs ………........607 324623 / 607 324624 193256 CostaCoches ...........................................................950 459209

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VEHICLE REPAIRS (MOBILE)

Fran’s Garage ....................................664 571060 / 950 164912

Auto Frio .............................................950 104488 / 600 827517 Cool Air (Air Conditioning) ........................................673 195872 JFK Karz ................................................................643 790511

Gómez Motor (Huércal-Overa) ..................................950 471250 Mojácar Motor (Mojácar Playa) ……........................950 478335. Reparbox (DIY) (Antas El Real) ...............................687 879744 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Taller Daydo (El Real) .........................950 459116 / 607 373298 Talleres Azor ..(Mojácar) 950 478519 ..............(Vera) 950 391400 Talleres Vizcaino (Mojácar) ........................................950 472104 The Car Surgery ...................................................666 272792 The Garage (Llanos de Arboleas) .......950 930922 / 616 453813 Tyre King (El Real) ................................................950 459253

Veloc Tuning ECU Remapping Services ..................600 827517

VEHICLE SALES AA Car Sales (Mojácar) ...........................................950 459208 Buy Buy Auctions ...................................................681 095096 Auto Corner (Turre/Los Gallardos) …....................667 439671 AutoFex (Albox & Antas El Real) ............................950 431861 Automobiles Playcar SLU ...................950 459302 / 672 737663 CostaCoches (Antas, El Real).....................................950 459209 Mojácar Motors ...950 472056 ................(Workshop) 950 478335 Navarro Segura - Seat (Vera) (See p.36).670 038580 / 950 393170 Nissan & Ford (Albox) …............................................950 430856 Pit Stop (Oria) ……………....................................…..950 124828 SRS Vehicle Services ................................................950 449095 Talleres Azor ...............(Mojácar) 950 478519 (Vera) 950 391400

VETS Centro Vet ABC (La Alfoqúia) ….................................950 449064 Astrid (Mojácar) ..............950 472252 Emergencies: 629 099920

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Centro Garras (Huércal-Overa) ........950 616820 / 617 456548 Clinica Nexo (Albox) .......950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Clinica Huellas (Aguilas) ...968 447877 Emergencies 629 445327 CliniVet (Turre) …..........................…..950 069780 / 626 171999 Costa Indalo (Mojácar) ........................950 475213 / 605 495017 Egesta Centro Vetinario (Vélez Rubio) ..950 411208 / 608 438683 Europa (Mojácar) .................950472262 Emergencies: 629 099921 Javier .............(Garrucha) 950 132200 Emergencies: 619 236059 NEXO (Albox) …...............950 430814 Emergencies: 617 305784 Veravet (Vera Town) …............…............................…950 393307 Veterinary Centre (Huércal-Overa) …........................950 616781

WINDOWS & DOORS AA Window Doctor ...................................................630 231644 Complete Renovations (See p.17) .....644 389255 / 672 379960 David A. Pritchard Construcciones ............................617 698418 Enrique Aguirre S.L. (Garrucha) .................................950 460028 Interglaze ……..............................…...................... 680 743311 Lifestyle Enclosures Europe S.L. (See p. 9) 950 459060 / 638 063196 Mojácar Home Improvements ....................................950 473104

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

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

Ortega Windows & Doors .......................................950 Plas-Tech Windows ...................................................600 Screenmasters (See p.45)......….….........................677 Speedyfit ...........................................950 439228 / 600

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

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

ZOO & PARK

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

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

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

WINDOW CLEANING Clean Team …………..............………850 993202 / 694 440184 Don (Mojacar) .........................................................666 814913 Idea (Mojácar) ...................................................……..605 162709 J&A Window Cleaning Services ..........950 122452 / 689 548824 James .......................................................................678 988812 Lady Jane Window Cleaning (Arboleas) ...................634 255373 Mick ...........................................................................634 327075 Window Panes ..........................................................617 208231 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

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

FUNERAL DIRECTOR Albox (Funerarias Teruel) .......................................950 430122 Guardia Civil ..................................................062 Huércal Overa (Colly Fer) ...............................950 616161 Local Police ....................................................092 Garrucha (Funerarias Funerga) ..............................950 460295 Coast Guard .................................900 202 202 Mojácar (Funeraria Pérez) ...................................950 478102 Vera (Funeraria Ntra. Sra. de las Angustias) ..950 390884 AIRPORTS Almeria airport .....…..............…902 404 704 / 950 213 700 HOSPITALS Huércal-Overa, Alicante airport ….............………913 211 000 / 966 919 000 Hospital La Inmaculada..................................................950 029000 San Javier airport ……...……….902 404 704 / 968 172 000 Almería Torrecárdenas............................................950 016000 Almería,Virgen del Mar (Private).....................950 217100 BRITISH EMBASSY Virgen del Mar Emergencies:............................950 217240 Madrid ......................................................................917 146300 LOCAL POLICE BRITISH CONSULATE Albox ...............................................................................950 121080 Málaga (for this area) ................................................952 352300 Carboneras .................................................................950 136136 Cuevas del Almanzora ................................................950 548700 UK PASSPORT INFORMATION Garrucha ............................................................................950 460002 www.gov.uk/browse/abroad/passports Huércal-Overa ..............................................................950 470585 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 472000 EMERGENCY UK PASSPORTS Pulpi ……………......................................................................950 465049 www.gov.uk/emergency-travel-document Vera .................................................................................950 390010 CREDIT CARDS 24hr EMERGENCIES 4B(Visa/Mastercard) …..902 114400 / 913 626200 American Express …...................................................900 814500 Diners Club …..........................................................902 401112 Mastercard …..........................................................900 971231 Servired (Visa/Mastercard) …............................902 192100 Visa …..........................................................................900 991124

TOWN HALLS Albox ....................................................................................950 120908 Antas ............................................................................950 619015 Arboleas .............................................................................950 449430 Cuevas del Almanzora .................................................950 456488 Los Gallardos ....................................................................950 469000 Garrucha ...............................................................................950 460058 Huércal-Overa ...............................................................950 134900 Mojácar ...........................................................................950 615009 ELECTRICITY Sevillana Endesa Enquiries: ..................(free).800 760333 Turre ..................................................................................950 479011 Breakdowns:.........................(free).900 850840 Vera .....................................................................................950 393016 WATER Galasa Enquiries: ..................................................950 391200 TELEPHONE (Telefonica) Breakdowns: ...........................................902 355575 Normal Operator ..................................................................1004 Gestagua (Albox) ....................................................950 120649 Faults Operator ....................................................................1002 International Operator ......................................................11825 GAS Speaking Clock .........................................................................093 Cepsa (Silver bottles) Leaks ….......................902 100224 Cepsa, information …......................................902 416416 TAXIS See Directory pages Repsol (Red bottles) Leaks .......................901 121212 Repsol, information .........................................901 100100 MOBILES LOST OR STOLEN (From any 'phone) ITV (Spanish M.O.T. Centres) Orange …........................................................................656 001470 Vera, Albox, Veléz Rubio Telefónica Movistar …............................................095 702611 Central number ……………........................................959 999999 Vodafone …....................................................................607 123000 Yoigo …..................................................................................622 622622 TRAINS Renfe www.horarios.renfe.es ……..........…….902 240202

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APSA Fashion Show What a beautiful day it was and, thanks to all the lovely people who came, the Fashion Show was a success! APSA would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who supported the event! Sally Miller, the organiser put weeks of work into this event and thanked Beatriz and the team at the Tennis Club Albox who provided the glorious venue for this sellout event. The master of ceremonies was Terry Le Gassick, and Ian Moir, Anne Moir and Marie Fletcher provided the live entertainment. The models all looked wonderful, Mags Vaughan, Ella Dring, Gerry Hayward, Geraldine Day, Chrissie Hamilton-Stewart, Wendy Brennan, Jude Longbottom, Marie Fletcher and Sharon O’Hanlon. The helping hands backstage were Carole Donahughe, Gail Hill, Lesley O’Connell and Trish Le Gassick with Hilary Shand and Margaret Ridyard running the raffle and clothes stall. Also not to forget, Bob Pratt the car park attendant! An amazing 1,600 Euros has been raised to support animals in need. Sally was delighted as the money is very much needed to support food and vet bills.

raised a record 1,518 Euros after expenses which will being used to support the 3 dance groups, the travel costs of an unwell girl who needs to go to Barcelona, and the Villaricos school. After a late start we had children's games of egg & spoon and musical chairs organised by AMPA -the parent's association. This was followed by a spectacular display of Hip-Hop dancing by the Escuela de Baile team 'La Ultimate Fusion' from Garrucha led by Natalia Lopez. Racing began with smaller children and the annual Teachers v Parents ending in a 1metre win for the Parents, a reverse from last year. There were also dancing displays from the Flamenco school - 'A Contratiempo' - led by María, and the village's own Pena Fantasia. Music was skilfully provided by Bill & Mason, a new DJ team following the sad death of our stalwart DJ Ian the Legend. Volunteers from the UK and Sweden and locals arranged track markings, road closures, and equipment storage and helped to clear up. We are delighted that the efforts put in by the team and all those who supported the day made it a memorable day for audience and participants. There are 4 unclaimed raffle prizes including a one week stay in a 2-bed apartment in Villaricos with a full list at Bar La Plaza. Prizes unclaimed after June 30th will be sold in a silent auction. The 2020 races are on April 25thand we will need to involve more organisers. If you are interested contact Ian Watson: 634 368 243.

Wacky Races Villaricos The 5thevent was on April 27th. The sun shone, and the crowds came along for plenty of fun. We

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Community News in the Almería region. Charmaine Arbouin, British Consul – Andalucía said, “We have compiled the site in Spanish, as well as English, so that social workers, medical staff and Spanish-speaking friends can access information on English-speaking support available. Our message from the British Consulate in Andalucía to UK residents is clear: Plan ahead for the future. Anyone can become vulnerable at any time and it is better to be prepared.” More information f r o m N e i l H e s ke t h : 677 6 8 8 4 27 info@supportinspain.info

PAWS / PATAS

Charlie Jack Books Local author David Stringer decided to concentrate on his considerable talents as a cartoonist and writer and illustrator of children’s books when he retired from a working life as an engineer. His book “Charlie Jack” that he has written and illustrated tells the story of a disabled, cute, mischievous puppy adopted from an animal shelter with wheels for his back legs, and the 9 year old girl Georgi who becomes his trainer and best friend. They both experience different challenges and adventures whilst growing up. David has five children and eleven grandchildren so he should know what stories children enjoy! David’s idea is to create a feeling of understating and acceptance for disability. A series of stories lead on to a wonderful finale. “Charlie Jack” is available from Amazon, Waterstone’s, Barnes & Noble and Olympia Publishing websites. We will be featuring David’s cartoons on our Jokes pages. Useful information website for older and vulnerable British people living in Spain The British Consulate and the University of Birmingham have compiled a support website for older and more vulnerable British residents. The website, Support in Spain (www.supportinspain.info), contains useful information on how to get extra support and help on a wide range of topics, such as health care, disabled services and benefits, as well as a directory of local support organisations including

It is quite amazing that 30 years have passed since PAWS-PATAS was founded and that this animal charity has managed to continue raising money via their fundraising outlets and various events; quizzes, plays, fashion shows, raffles, choirs and New Year’s Day swimming in the sea! We desperately need more volunteers to help us keep this wheel turning... to date we have re-homed over 7,000 dogs and 3,000 cats but we need more hands and minds to help in various areas. Not only will you be helping abandoned and neglected animals but will also have the opportunity of making new friends and receiving a great deal of satisfaction for the help you can offer. We need assistance at the shelter with the dogs and the cats, walking the dogs or playing with the kittens to socialise them and fostering animals until we find them a forever home. You can get involved in one of our fundraising outlets or with event organisation, DIY, driving locally to collect overseas volunteers from the airport and bus station (expenses reimbursed). Some of our administration work can be done from home as we can connect you to our system. Put your skills and talents to good use and gain from the camaraderie of working as part of a team and making new friends at the same time. For further information - please visit our website www.paws-patas.org and complete a form online or email: info@paws-atas.org or pop into one of our outlets and leave your details. STOP PRESS.....if you are buying new garden furniture/parasols and the old stuff still has some life left - please donate them to the shelter. Contact Chrissie on 634 349 638 who will arrange to collect.

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Community News and sponsor form number or you can email admin@walk4lifearboleas.com and we will arrange collection. Do not give donations elsewhere as you must have a receipt. Thank you to everyone who took part but especially to Les and Sue for the bottle stall which made 300 Euros and the dog show run by Christine Axelsen which made 310 Euros. Thank you to Mike Holliday of GM Photography for his wonderful photos; to Sue and Ken Hayes and Sue and Allen Pearce for handling the walkers’ registration which ran very smoothly; to Steve Booth and the marshals; to Nikki from Almería Angels for being the First aider (glad we didn’t need you); to Ali for doing the warm up; to unsung heroes Les, Jeff and Malcolm for all their help at this and every event and to Saks catering for the lovely food and their donation to Walk for Life.

The Annual Walk for Life 2019 240 people registered to walk or run and collected their number, and many more came to cheer them on and stayed on for the party afterwards. The conditions were perfect, not too hot, and the forecast rain never happened. Cecilia Molina Verdú cut the tape on behalf of Spanish cancer charity AECC. There were two routes, 3 kilometre and 6 kilometre, the 3k runners were the first home. Everybody who took part received a medal. The winners: First Child (under 16) was number 318, 12 year-old Alannah Innes Bedford who ran the 3k route. First Dog and Owner were number 322, Paul Day with Lily who walked the 3k route. First 3k walker to reach the finish line was number 282, Olivia Hair. First 6k runner back was number 119, Eric Wintersgill. First 6k walker was number 73, Christine Fawcett. Oldest walker, number 308, was 85 year-old Sheila Coles who walked the 3k route. First Fancy-Dress Child was number 40, Daisy Wakeman on the 6k route dressed as a pirate. First Fancy-dress adults were a pair of bonny scots lassies, numbers 3 and 4, Helen Simpson and Carrie Ann Earl who also walked 6k in their kilts. Before the race finished Walk for Life had already received 2,511 Euros and it is still coming in. You can pay in at our bank in Arboleas Unicaja IBAN No ES73 2103 5140 0600 3000 7723 quoting your name

Dames in Turre raise 1,200 Euros for Equinac Dames in Turre were delighted to welcome back Alex Lawson and Adele Land from Equinac at their April meeting. They gave a most gripping talk with videos projecting their dedication and concern for the rescue and rehabilitation of Marine Life which shone through the entire meeting. They are on call 24/7 and depend on donations to carry out their valuable work. Dames were thrilled to present them with a cheque for 1,200 Euros with which they have purchased a new sand filter for the rehabilitation pools, and a lot of new tubing and parts that were desperately needed to keep the pools clean for the Turtles. Alex and Adele were pleased to answer any questions that the Dames asked and we hope they will return again next year.

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What’s On Kábilas open in the village at 10pm. At 12 noon on Sunday, June 16th armed Moors & Christians meet up at Las Ventanicas beach and exchange gunfire. From 6.30pm the major procession with costumes and bands starts in the village eventually coming down to the Fuente area below the village.

Vera Moors & Christians The main parade takes place on Saturday, June 8th and this year is the 450th anniversary of the defeat of Aben Humeya, the leader of the Moors in Vera following a siege in 1569. The procession starts from the town hall at 7pm and there is a closing ceremony at Plaza Mayor with music at 10pm. Throughout the city there are encampments of Moor s & Christians troops and the opening ceremony takes place on Friday, June 7th at 9pm in the Plaza de la Verja. From June 7th-10th bars and restaurants will serve examples of typical food from mediaeval times. There is a Moors & Christians exhibition until June 10th at the Convento de la Victoria centre.

Mojácar Moors & Christians The Mediaeval market in the village is open from midday June 14th & 11am on June 15th & 16th. At 9.30pm on Friday, June 14th troops meet up at the Centro de Usos Múltiples and the king of the Moors gives the keys to the village to the Christian king. They then go up to the village for the opening

ceremonies. At 11.45pm the Kábilas / encampments with ambassadors are open. On Saturday, June 15th at 5pm a concentration of participants meet up on el Lance beach opposite the Pueblo Indalo. At 6pm the Moors and Christians exchange gunfire with a horseback tournament competition to win the hands of fair ladies from both sides. A procession follows from the Ankara beach bar to the Red Cross and the

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Villaricos Dreambeach The 7th Villaricos Dreambeach Festival takes place from August 7th-11th. Tickets for the complete event cost 74 Euros & 103 Euros including the campsite and various VIP tickets start at 129 Euros. Ticket outlets include www.dream beach.es, post offices, El Corte Inglés stores, and internet booking agents such as Entradas a tu alcance and Ticketea.


What’s On

The 2nd Cooltural Fest music festival in Almería city takes place from August 15th-18th and on the 15th & 18th there is free admission. Tickets are available from www.coolturalfest.com and cost 35 Euros and 90 céntimos for August 16th & 17th, 59 Euros 90 céntimos for VIP tickets, and the accommodation from August 15th-18th inclusive costs 150 Euros for twin beds in double rooms. There is a camping area for up to 1,700 people with space to erect a tent for two people costing 60 Euros. The 7th Adra Juergas Rock Festival is from July 31st to August 3rd and two headline performers have been announced. The Brazilian metal band Sepultura comes to the festival and this is their only concert venue in Spain this year. The internationally famous Mácaco group from Barcelona who specialise in Latin American music will present their latest album that was released this May. Tickets for the event can be obtained from www.thejuergas rockfestival.com and www.wegow.es at 44 Euros. There is a camping area, Villajuergas, with 24hr security, a mini-market, water and electricity points and an area for camper vans that costs 50 Euros

Almería The Almería Tattoo Convention is a bike and live music show at Teatro Cervantes, Almería, on June 8th & 9th. Tickets (online) are 6 Euros for 1 day, or 10 Euros for both days, or 8 Euros & 12 Euros at the ticket office. Miriam Rodríguez, a famous Spanish singer, performs on June 14th at 9pm at the Maestro Padilla Auditorio. Her 2018 album

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‘Cicratices’ quickly achieved gold disc sales. Ticket prices are 30, 35, or 70 Euros for VIP seats. David DeMaría who was born in Cádiz has had a career for 20 years as a pop/rock genre singer and songwriter. He performs on June 9th at 9pm, Maestro Padilla Auditorio, Almería City, and will present his 10th album entitled “20 Años” and other favourites from previous albums. Tickets 12 & 15 Euros.


What’s On Arturo Sandova and the Big Band Clasijaz Swing & Funk come to the Maestro Padilla Auditorio in Almería city on June 9th at 7pm. Arturo Sandova is a world famous trumpet player who has won many awards and he is joined on this occasion by Duccio Bertini and David Pastor. Tickets are 18 & 25 Euros. Chick Corea & The Spanish Heart Band come to the bullring in Almería city on July 24th as part of the Almería Flamenco Festival following sell-out concerts in The 1st Festival Rock de Pelicula Madrid and Barcelona. The band comes to the Maestro Padilla performs a fusion of flamenco, Auditorio, Almería city, June 6th, jazz and Latin music. Tickets are 8pm. It is performed by six groups 20 & 35 Euros from www. from Almería: The Chevrolet Sound flamencojam.com at present and Ensemble, DKW, Los Tiernos del in due course from normal outlets. Rock, Steel, Fran Hot Dog & Billy the Kid and Minutos Robados, and two dance companies Tonic Teens and Escuela de Danza EntreActo. The concert is in aid of Aldeas Infantiles SOS which is a charity for underprivileged children that has a centre in Almería city. Tickets cost 10 Euros.

En La Memoria is a flamenco concert by the Academia Cristina Muelas at the Teatro Cervantes Almería city on June 15th at 6pm. Tickets are 10 Euros or 20 Euros including a DVD.

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The Ballet & Dance Centre María García perform El Comienzo de un Sueño (The start of a dream) at the Teatro Cervantes, Almería city on June 25th at 6pm. Tickets are 10 Euros or 20 Euros including a DVD. The Paso a Paso Dance Academy give their 17th end of course performance entitled Puertas Violetas at the Teatro Cervantes Almería city on July 4th at 8pm. Tickets are 10 Euros. Tickets for concerts in Almería (except Teatro Cervantes) available from the ticket office in the Teatro Apolo, 25 Rambla Obispo Orberá, Almería , tel: 950 230 922. Mon- Fri, 10.30am-1.30pm & 6-8pm, or Sat, 11am-1pm. Tickets can be purchased from 2hrs before performances at the venue or from www.ticketmaster.es or call Ticketmaster: 902 1500 25. Main branches of ‘CaixaBank’ have machines which issue tickets; including Vera near the church square.


What’s On Tickets for Teatro Cervantes, Almería city, from box office at Calle del Poeta Villaspesa1. Open Mon-Fri, 11am-1pm & 4pm-7pm, Saturday from 11am-2pm, or 1hr before performances, or from w w w. t o d a s l a s e n t r a d a s . c o m

from Oficina Promúsica, C/ Castelar, 2 2º. Tel.: 626 476 389 or Victoria Travel, C/ Isabel La Católica, 1 Tel.: 968 414 752 or from 2 hours before performance at box office.

Roquetas de Mar Auditorio tickets are on sale at www.teatro auditorioroquetas.org or the ticket office open Tuesdays to Fridays from 11am-1pm & 6pm-8pm

Aguilas Auditorio

The 5th Terpsícore Dance Festival comes to Águilas Auditorio on July 28th at 10pm with a performance entitled ‘Cree en Tí’. No ticket prices were shown at time of going to press.

Paco Ibañez, a well-known singer and songwriter who plays the Spanish guitar, comes to the City of Vera Auditorio on June 9th at 9pm in a concert to celebrate his 50 years of performing. Tickets are 10 Euros in advance from the Convento de la Victoria centre or 12 Euros at the door.

General Águilas tickets from Victoria Travel 968 410 929 & w w w. b a c a n t i c . c o m , M u s e o Arqueológico, www. auditorioaguilas.org or from two hours before performances at the box office. Promusica 2018/2019 season classical music concerts with the Region of Murcia Symphony Orchestra, Águilas Auditorio. The conductor is Virginia Martínez. June 28th: The orchestra perform a grand gala concert of comic opera excerpts. The conductor is Virginia Martínez. All concerts start at 8.30pm this season and tickets are 10 Euros

Roquetas de Mar Los Vivancas, a very respected dance group that specialise in dance and sophisticated audiovisual techniques, perform “Chromático” at the auditorio on June 15th at 9.30pm. The event is part of their world tour. Tickets 20 & 30 Euros.

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Trips by Carlos Visit to the Alhambra Palace Gardens in Granada on July 30th to see the flamenco ballet show, Lorca y la Pasión featuring Eva Yerbabuena, Miguel Poveda & Farruquito. Coach, ticket, 1 night half-board in 4* hotel: 105 Euros. Trip to Morocco in October with 5 days and 4 nights from October 3rd-7th with half board at the Imperial Hotel & Spa. All inclusive price 450 Euros. For info & Bookings call Carlos on 610 681 068 or 950 525 761


What’s On Exhibitions Paisajes y marinas is an exhibition of paintings by various artists that can be seen until June at the Galería Añil in Mojácar Pueblo, C/Puntico 1. Opening hours are Tuesdays to Saturdays, 11am-2pm & 5pm-7pm.

Miscellaneous T h e G h o s t s o f H o te l l a Resistance. Following on from the success of the third sequel from La Resistance - The Ghosts of Hotel la Resistance will be performed in the open air at Shea’s restaurant in La Parata on Thursday and Friday June 20th & 21st.Tickets are available from Shea’s, the PAWSPATAS outlet in Mojácar and Connexions in Turre. Tickets cost 14 Euros 50 céntimos that includes a 2 course meal at 7pm and curtain up at the poolside at 9pm. Proceeds to go towards purchasing two defibrillators for La Parata area and there will be a raffle in aid of PAWSPATAS. Jack Law will be performing French songs in the interval. Dames in Turre. A reminder that our AGM will take place on Monday, June 10th at 11am at The Hostal Rural Turre. This will be for members only but guests are welcome to join us for lunch at the same venue afterwards. May we wish everyone a Happy and Safe Summer wherever you are spending it and look forward to seeing you all again in September. Mojacár Royal British Legion. June events with everybody welcome are June 6th at 11.15am, David Jackson talks about the history of the local area at Centro

de Usos Múltiples (Artisan Centre) below Mojácar Pueblo. June 7th at 7.30pm at Oasis Bar, Palomares. Try Emma’s homemade pies or traditional fish and chips followed by a quiz in support of the Royal British Legion. June 20th at 11.30am, Social meeting at the Burladero restaurant, Mojácar Playa. June 29th.The Bistro, Pueblo

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Laguna is hosting an Armed Forces Day Celebration meal with entertainment from the UK singing group The Silhuettes. For information on any event contact Barbara on 622 207 774 or rblmojacar.socialevents@gmail.c om. For information on RBL membership contact Christine on 697 887 362.


What’s On There will be a cat-walk show, stalls, entertainment and dancing. Tickets are 5 Euros which includes a welcome drink and are available from the Age Support shop in Albox opposite the Peugeot garage and restaurant / bar Gemini. PAWS / PATAS Cats We are having another Kitten Coffee Morning at the PAWS PATAS Fund Raising Shop in Turre on Friday, June 7th, 11am - 1pm.

APSA, the animal charity in Albox, invites you to its Annual Big Summer Party at the Kubatin bar & grill in Arboleas, on Saturday, June 22nd at 7.30pm. There will be a BBQ, live music and a raffle - the event is always a sell-out and an enjoyable evening with dancing and lots of lovely food. Tickets are 10 Euros from the APSA shop or Harrisons Store, both in Avenida Lepanto, and from the APSA stall on the Saturday Los Llanos market. All the proceeds will go to help abandoned dogs. The Anglican Church Fayre takes place on Saturday, June 8th from 9.30am-1.30pm in the Levante restaurant car park on MojĂĄcar Playa opposite Price Brown. There will be many stalls and a grand raffle. The Anglian church does not receive any funding for our three churches and this is our major annual fund raising event. The charity Age Support Almanzora is holding a Vogue Fashion Show at La Parrilla in Albox on Saturday, 29th June from 7pm.

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There will be stalls, refreshments and a raffle, plus the opportunity to cuddle a kitten, or better still, adopt one! PAWS/PATAS Cats The next Beachcomber Book Sale will be on Tuesday, 11th June, 10.30am 1pm. Any donation of books or DVDs on the morning of the sale would be appreciated. All proceeds to cat neutering


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

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

Rastros, Car Boot Sales, etc. Saturday: Craft Market, Sopalmo, 11am - 6pm Saturday: Los Llanos, between Arboleas & Albox Sunday morning: Los Gallardos Campsite Sunday morning: Multiple Use Centre (Artisan Centre), Mojácar Village 2nd Sunday of the month: Bédar, from 9am Last Sunday of the month: Velez Rubio on Industrial estate

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Activities - Clubs - Associations Clubs, Societies & Activities Almanzora Group of Friends Library and Information Centre Mon - Fri and first Saturday of month 10am-1pm, Plaza San Antonia, Barrio Alto, Albox. Extensive English Library, DVDs and talking books, monthly magazine, monthly quiz, trips. www.almanzoragof.org or Facebook: Almanzora Group of Friends. Tel: 634 343 147

The Royal British Legion, Mojácar Branch, The Artisan Centre, 1st and 3rd Thurs. of each month, 11:15am. All welcome inc. non-services personnel. For enquiries & Welfare call 950 066053 http://branches.britishlegion.org.uk/ branches/mojacar/news-events/

The Royal British Legion - Albox Everyone welcome. Monthly meeting 3rd Thursday of every month, La Parrilla, Albox, 11am. Coffee morning 1st Thursday of every month, Oasis Cafe Bar, 11.30am. For info contact chairman Filip Ostrowski , email Albox.chairman Almería Link Friendship Group Meetings Thursdays, 4pm, at the Trufi @rbl.community. .For support contact Bar, Mojácar. For information contact Mrs Pamela Twissell Cross on 676 451 Bob (Chairman) on 950472551 or 780 Mon-Fri, 9am to 5pm or email: Cynthia (Secretary) on 950472699. SpainNorth.CommunitySupport@RBL. Don't be lonely, come and join us. Community The Royal British Legion - Zurgena Living Alone in Spain? We are a 60+ group of friends who & District Branch meet for lunch every Wednesday in the Heather’s Bar, La Alfoquia, every first Mojácar area. Tel: 674 823 697 Thursday of the month at 11a.m. Email zurgenaRBLsecretary@yahoo.co.uk. See WOW Women on Wednesday www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/z Kukis, Mojácar Playa, from 2pm. Get urgena together, buy, sell, swap, meet new Psychic Development Circle people. Various classes at different times. Dames in Huércal Overa Everyone welcome. Tel: Barbara 637 3rd Wed. of the month, 10.30am, Hostal 469 937 barbaramoonlight@gmail.com Rural Los Sabores de Miguel. All welcome. AUAN - Abusos Urbanisticos Tel. Carolyn 637 798 494 Almanzora No. Dames in Spain (Mojácar) Association campaigning for the Talks, trips, support for local charities. legalisation of homes in the Almanzora 3rd Mon. of the month, 11.00am Valley built without proper authority. Sensations Restaurant, Mojácar Playa. Meeings on 3rd Sat. of every other Chairperson Carol Threlfall. Secretary month, 11am, La Parrilla, Albox. Tel: 617 Jenny Trask . See fb Dames in Spain. 118 209 www.almanzora-au.org Guests welcome. Tel: 674 477 679 Vera & District Lions Club. Dames in Turre 5.00pm on the first Wednesday of the 11am, last Mon in the month, Hostal month at El Gnomo Feliz restaurant, Rural, Turre. Talks, trips, support for Vera. Telephone Sandie Tinkham on 950 local charities. Guests welcome. 439324 or Pam Mattioli on 950069249 Chairman, Carol Pazdzierski Tel: 950 099 for more information. 932, Membership Secretary, Eileen Flamenco Forum for English McGill Tel: 652 298 072 Speakers Mojácar Community Library on Facebook. Information and events. Multi-Use centre. Mon, Wed and Fri, Tel: 687 480 694 11am - 1pm . Vera Photo Club Mojácar Walking Group First Sunday of month, Bar La Pará, Walks of different levels. Tues & Thurs. Turre (opposite the Vet), 10am w w w. m o j a c a r wa l k i n g g ro u p . c o m 12.30pm. Presentations by invited speakers, field trips, instruction, studio Mojácar Bridge Club photography, monthly assignments and Mon and Thurs, 7pm. Marina Playa Hotel. exhibitions. All levels welcome. Phone Contact Les 950 437 100 / 634 219 Sarah 670003717 or Claus 628585538. 174 Facebook: Mojácar Bridge Club

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Mojacar Photo Group meet 2nd Sunday each month at Grace's bar, Pueblo Laguna with monthly presentations, themes and challenges. Open to all levels, training available for beginners. Contact Andy: 650406167 or mpg@funnell.eu Ancestry Club for Beginners & Intermediate Tel. 634 309 590 Betty's Garden Club 11.30 for 12 noon, 2nd Monday of the month at Miraflores Restaurant, Camping Los Gallardos except in July & August. All welcome. Tel: 603 587 805 Freemasons in the Province of Almeria Craft & Chapter. 661 026 912 or 670 27 27 37 Freemasons – The Side Degrees Mark, RAM, RSM, OSM & Allied. 694 44 43 61 Cabrera Music Club For info call Richard: 666 274 861 cabreramusicclub@albox-online.net Albox Computer Club Hotel La Parrilla, Albox. Fri, 10am. All levels of experience are welcomed. www.alboxcc.com Indalo Hash House Harriers Meet 2nd and 4th Sunday, 11am, various l o c a t i o n s . w w w. i n d a l o h 3 . c o m Traditional Japanese Reiki and Gendai Reiki Ho Classes, workshops, and Reiki shares in Mojacar. Tel: 634 347 930, website: www.gendaireikispain.com Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Meditation Class, Crystal Class and Holistic Therapies. Contacts : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana)

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


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Religious Groups & Churches

Support Groups & Charities

Amigos de los Coches Clasicos Local multi-national group of classic car enthusiasts. Meetings the first Thursday of the month, 3pm, Hotel Rural Miguel Rosi, junction 559 E15/A7. www.a-c-c.es, email: info@a-c-c.es, tel. David 950 412 165

The Evangelical Church, Turre Avda de Almeria on the corner of C/Alberquillica . Sunday 10.30am. Tuesday 3pm Bible Studying. Midweek prayer meeting. Tel. 950 617549 or 950 47 2 3 4 9 . w w w . t u r r e c h u r c h . c o m

Parkinson's Disease Support Contact Joyce Boxall (Santa Maria de Nieva, Huércal-Overa), tel 677 688037

Miraflores 1/10 Scale RC Club Thursdays, 3pm. Tel: Richard on 666 274 861 for more details. Model Aero Flying Club, Cortijo Grande Sun. & Wed., 10.30am. Contact Jeff on 950 469304 or Colin on 666 982186 Aeroclub ULM Günter (Vera) Tel: 607 316 553 Costa Levante Bird Group Meets first Thursday of each month. For more information phone Rod 634362353 Pita Escuela Agave School of Río Aguas. A multicultural, environmental and musical project, specialized on the integral usage of the agave plant and the processing of its wood.Tel 630 66 18 65 (Timbe) pitaescuela@hotmail.com Sunseed A hands-on practical centre for lowimpact living and environmental education in Los Molinos del Rio Aguas near Sorbas. Free tours at 4pm. www.sunseed.org.uk Tel: 950 525 770 CALAWIM We have a Fiction and nonfiction Book Club, a Wine Tasting Club, a Quilting Club, a Snooker Club, and that is just for s ta r te r s ! We a l s o o rga n i s e demonstrations, day trips and workshops. CAL AWIM Fiction Book Club First Saturday of the month, 2pm, BarRestaurante Solare, Turre. CALAWIM Wine Appreciation Club Third Tuesday of the month, 5pm, Hotel Tikar, Garrucha . CALAWIM Nonfiction Book Club Fourth Wednesday of the month, 4pm, Rose and Crown Mojacar. www.comeandlookatwhatimade.club welcome@comeandlookatwhatimade.c lub

MACS Cancer Support Group General Enquiries call 634 328 334 10am to 4pm. 24/7 Careline: 634 656 555. Fully Spanish registered charity. Church of England (Anglican Shops in Mojácar, Turre, Albox and Churches) Huercal-Overa open Mon-Fri, 10-2pm Mojacar: Eucharist, Sunday, 11am, at the www.macscancersupport.com Email: church of San Pascual, Agua de Enmedio. m a c s c a n c e r s u p p o r t @ l i v e . c o . u k Albox: Eucharist, 2nd & last Thurs in Stepping Stones Carers Support month, 11am. Evensong, second Sun in Group month, 6pm at Aljambra Chapel. Turre Evangelical Hall, Thurs, 11am-2pm. Llanos del Peral, nr El Cucador: Eucharist Tel 950 472 822 or 677 683 385 or morning worship, Sundays, 11am. www.steppingstonescarerssupport.com Church Wardens, Pam Carter 667947573 & Janetta Causton 661575606. Priest Ostomist Support For Expats in Charge, Rev. Vincent Oram 603659139 Call Dee 950 064 322 in confidence. See www.mojacarchurch.org A.A. Alcoholics Anonymous Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses Mojacar Area Meetings:- Monday 6pm, Tues 7:30pm & Sun 10.00am. Poligono Turre Evangelical Church (Avenida de Aljoroque - C/El Cajete 6, Antas. Contact: Almeria, Turre). WedS & Fri, 6pm, Living 652 293 269 Water Church, Mojacar Playa (opposite Living Water Church Mojacar Playa Red Cross building). Tel: 634 349 535 or Opposite Red Cross Centre and Salas email aaspain@gmail.com Farmacia. Sunday Service 11am. Bible Al-Anon Family Groups study Tuesday 11am. Cafe Church for people whose life is or has been Thursday 11am to 1pm. For further info affected by someone else's drinking. contact Pastors Dave 697 522 521 or Meetings Mondays, 4:45 - 5:45 at Turre John 634 254 781. See FaceBook or visit Evangelical Church and Wednesdays 3:30 www.livingwaterchurchmojacar.com - 4:30 La Alfoquia, Avda Andalucia 1 (C.A.T. Services building). Tel: 698460801 or Aguaviva Evangelical Church Near the health Centre, opposite Bici- email AlAnon.LaAlfoquia@gmail.com Box, Albox. Tel: Rod Southwood, 687 Age Support Almanzora 560 544 Shop and welfare office near Peugeot garage, Albox. Helpline 634 316 573 New Life Church, Huercal-Overa We are a Jesus centred church family Universal Wonderful Street learning to love one another. Sunday Academy service at 11 am, www.newlifechurch.eu NGO that supports street children in tel. 685 628 184 Accra (Ghana). Registered charity. www.universalwonderfulstreetacadem y.org. Beatriz: 617 182 154 FACE (Fundraising in Arboleas, Caring for E ve r yo n e ) . Re g i s te r e d c h a r i t y. face.charity@hotmail.com www.face -charity.com Send details of your group to almeriafocus@gmail.com Tel: 670 849 265

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Harmony Community Support Providing assistance to those in need. Tel. 634 339 192 Mon - Fri, 11:00 - 14:00 help@harmonycharity.com


Activities - Clubs - Associations Dance

Arts & Crafts

Music & Drama Groups

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

Sewing Group, Mojacar Meet at Dolce Vita for sewing, knitting etc. Weds 10.30 - 12.30. Tel: Brenda 634 34 34 92 or Sylvia 628 006 197.

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

Eleanor & Gilly's Line Dance Class Chapman’s Bar, Albox, 2-30pm- 4-30pm, Mondays. All levels welcome. 950439003. Step2It - Line Dancing Arboleas. Weds: 6.45 p.m - 7.30 p.m, First Steps/Intro. 7.30 p.m -10.30, Beginners / Improvers /Intermediate. : Carrie Ann 627279584 www.carrieanngreen.com Almeria Line Dancers Julie - 634304625 / 950110433 Pro Danza Nicky Mainstone Royal Academy Ballet, Modern, Jazz, Tap, Contemporary, Dance fit fusion. Children & Adults. Mojacar & Los Gallardos. T. 667479903 Ceroc Dancing Artisan Centre, Mojacar, Tues 8.15pm Beginners/Improvers/Advanced. All welcome. Contact Tracey 687251799 Belly Dancing Mojácar, Garrucha & Huércal-Overa. Contact Fatima: 610 472 596 Bellydance Classes Mojácar, Turre, Palomares. Call 639 724 521 Dance Classes with Hollie Newell Ballet, tap, contemporary, modern, jazz, lyrical, zumba and more. Based in Turre. Tel: 634 317 391 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera 54 Verasol, Vera. Royal Academy Ballet, Imperial Society Modern, Tap and Jazz. Also Hip-Hop, Oriental Dance, Spanish Classical. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Complete Beginners Flamenco classes, Fridays, 5pm, The Roof Garden, Parque Comercial, Mojácar. No specialist shoes or equipment required, friendly hour long class. Email info@lagitanainglesa.com

Ladies Sewing Circle Evangelical Church, Turre, Wednesday 10.30 – 12.30 Tel: 667 702 774 Girasol, Albox Mosaic classes. Thurs 1:30 4:30pm.Tel 639 089 170 Picante Quilting Club Scotty’s El Tropico, Mojacar. First Thurs of the month, 10am-12.30pm. Beginners welcome. For more details or to book your place, please email Jo at jogibson787@yahoo.co.uk The Happy Hookers Crochet Club Alternate Mondays, 2pm, Kuki’s Bar Restaurant, Mojacar. Beginners and all levels welcome. For details, or to book your place, please email Kim at kimlette7@hotmail.com Cloud Zebra Craft Workshops & Clubs In Almanzora and Oria, Tues 10-2, Thurs and Fri, 10.30 -2.30. Call 744 60 96 30 or check out our Facebook page. No experience needed.

Yoga Ananda Yoga & Holistic Centre Various different styles of yoga including Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga and Integral Yoga. Holistic Therapies including Reiki, Thai Foot Massage, Reflexology, Crystal Massage. Tel : 672 061 048 (Sharon) or 635 190 515 (Nana) Yoga in Mojacar with Sharon Fisher. All levels. beginners welcome. 672 061 048 Sol Yoga Centre, Arboleas Tel: 686 400331 Girasol, Albox Call 639 089 170 Yoga with Ashlí Turre, Vera & private. 643102335 Yoga Therapy with Portia Oliver. Tel: 681301474 www.portiaoliver.es

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Independent Theatre Group Always looking for new people, novices & full blown Thesbians. Call Ian Jones on 950 436 581 or 666 375 688 or email independenttheatre@hotmail.com The Luvvies New members always welcome for acting or work behind the scenes etc. Te l . 6 34 34 6 3 0 9 o r e - m a i l theluvvies@hotmail.com Jacqueline Welby Productions New members always needed to act or work back stage or with any other activities. Tel. Jacqueline Morris Welby 634 313 531 The Incognito Singers A mixed voice group, based in Arboleas, performing a varied repertoire of songs to a high standard. For more info visit www.theincognitosingers.com, see Facebook, contact us at theincognito singers@gmail.com., or drop in to a weekly rehearsal. (See web page.) Sing Sing Sing A mixed informal singing group, singing all types of music, for the fun of it, and to be able to perform a few charity events. Everyone welcome, Rehearsal Tuesday 6pm Villaricos Social Centre. For info. ring Janet on 617856680. Cariatiz Community Orchestra A friendly group of musicians of various ages and levels. All newcomers welcome, only requirement is to play an orchestral instrument and read music. Rehearsals Vera Auditorio, 6-8pm every Sunday. Contact emma.v.randle@gmail.com Facebook: Cariatiz Community Orchestra. Vera Voces A friendly choir singing classical music, directed by pianist, singer and director, Barry Jobling. All welcome, no auditions. Rehearsals Wednesdays, 6-8pm, at Vera Auditorio. Facebook: Vera Voces. Contact veravoces1@gmail.com


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

Almería Golf League Contact Les on 950 619 273

Albox Club de Tenis Sun & Thurs mornings, Tues afternoons. Tel Sue: 950 064 369 Fb: Albox Club de Bowling Club de Zurgena Friendly, social and competitive bowling, Tenis all levels & standards. zurgenabc@gmail. Cabrera Tennis Club com. www.zurgenabc.com Contact info@ cabreratennisclub.com www.cabreratennisclub.com Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club www.cabreralbc.com Club de Tenis y Padel Indalo Vera. Tel: 950 59 28 77 - 608 250 607 Indalo Lawn Bowling Club Contact Janet 671 865 675 Tennis Coach Diego Rodriguez Tel: 689 688 226 Mojacar Bowls Club Behind Marina Mar Hotel. Everybody Padel tennis lessons welcome - Tues, Thurs and Sat starting At home. Tel: Ulises Gutiérrez, 606 902 with coffee at 9:30. Contact Verna 610 691 838 644. PartyLevante Sailing Club Badgers Golf Society Initiation for children from 7 yrs in small Mojacar, play Wednesday and Saturday. groups. Email info@partylevante.com Everyone always welcome. Contact Dave or call 680942141 www.partylevante Ryder on 663 327 182 or badgers .com mojacar@gmail.com Santa Irene Sailing Club Boxers Golf Society Albox All welcome to join us as members or Meets Sundays at 10:30 at the boat park guests. Call in at the Why Not bar in of the New Marina, Garrucha, with a preAlbox on Saturday mornings or email sail coffee at café La Oficina virtually opposite at 11:00. Contact Ian via info@ peterstooks@avired.com santaireneclubdevela.com or call 671 Forum Golf Society 474 385. See www.santaireneclub Plays friendly events at local courses devela.com twice a month. Richard Price. Telephone 850993073 or rfp53@yahoo.co.uk. Adelante Gimnasia Artìstica www.forumgolfsociety.webs.com H u e r c a l - O ve r a . C l a s s e s f o r f u n gymnastics , competitive levels, pre Marina Phoenix Golf Society school and adults. Fully qualified coach. Visitors welcome Mondays and From 2 years. Tel 622 129 702 or Thursdays. Tel Don Atkins 605 051 238. i n f o @ a d e l a n t e a r t i s i t c a . e s Email marinaphoenixgolfsociety www.adelanteartistica.es Facebook @gmail.com Adelante Gimnasia artistica. Valle del Este Golf Society. Walking Football Club Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays. Contact Campo de Football, Los Gallardos, 9am Alan Townsend Tel. 690 090 982 Monday for training, exercise & playing. www.fclosamigos.com El Bandido Runners Run, jog , walk a 5km route along the Paseo. Free to all. See Facebook. Contact Kevin on ironmankev08 @gmail.com

Fitness & Martial Arts Girasol, Albox Pilates, children’s karate & gymastics, advanced gymnastics, Tai-chi. Tel 639 089 170

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Aerobics or Pilates Campo de Futbol, Turre. Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Slimming Groups Casa Pepa, Turre, Weds 10 am, Sophia Wellness Centre Arboleas, Thurs 12.30pm, Contact Vicki 650 764 623 or vicki.lynch@live.co.uk Martial Arts Academy Seidokan Scientific Karate & Taiji-Qigong, Vera. Call John Watson 950 453 681 Performing Arts Centre DanZaVera Almeria. 54 Verasol, Vera. Martial Arts, Karate, Tai ji qigong, ancient weapons including Sword, Self Defence, Tactical Gymnastics, Yoga and ageless mobility. Tel Anita: 670 715 787 Mojácar Taekwondo 5 years to adults. Various classes & times. Contact Serge 646844708. Facebook GTF Spain Sophia Wellness Centre, Arboleas Gym, Toning tables, Kickboxing, Cross fit, Boot camp, Boxing, Salsacise, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Body Pump. Tel. 950 449 451. Fitness with Alison, Mojácar Full Body Workout, Pilates, AquaZumba, Zumba, Step Aerobics, Total Toning, AeroFit. Tel 666 273 168. Sansonora, Mojácar Qi Gong, Pilates, Dance. Contact Elena, 630 688 615 or elenasansonora @gmail.com Hollie Newell Zumba Almeria Turre, Los Gallardos, Arboleas and San Juan. Contact: 634 317 391


Your Stars Family get-togethers will be interesting. You may have to explain your actions to your family. Talk to an older family member you have helped in the past. Romance appears. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

(Mar. 21- April 20)

(Apr. 21- May 21)

Your high energy will enable you to take the role of leader in group functions. Direct your energy wisely. Your passionate mood will be well received by your mate. You may get some opposition. Personal changes will be to your benefit. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. (Sept. 24 - Oct. 23)

Your stubbornness coupled with your mate's jealousy don't make for a favorable time. You will attract potential lovers, but be sure that they're unattached. Your ability to relate will close the generation gap. It may not be the best day to confront employers or to present your ideas. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Sunday.

(Oct. 24 - Nov. 22)

An older loved one may be having problems. Don't expect support from your mate. Try to curb your tongue and let others at least get a word in. Do what you can to help them but don't neglect your own family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

You need an outlet. You don't need to pay out in order to have fun. You could find yourself having problems with colleagues and employers. It's time to re-evaluate your own motives and make changes to yourself first. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday. (May 22 - June 21)

(June 22 - July 22)

(Nov. 23 - Dec. 21) New romantic partners will evolve through group endeavours; however, the association may not be likely to last. You should get involved in competitive sports this month. You need to get out and challenge yourself. You must be careful not to trust just anyone. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Thursday.

Your tendency to overreact could get you into trouble. Try not to be so demonstrative. You can expect to have a passionate time if you go out with someone you are romantically interested in. You need to be around friends and family. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Tuesday. (Dec. 22 - Jan. 20)

Call someone you haven't seen in a long time. Avoid any erratic behaviour or it could cause isolation at home. You must steer clear of overindulgent individuals. Travel will be fun, but expect it to cost you. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Wednesday. (July 23 - Aug. 22)

(Aug. 23 - Sept. 23)

Residential moves will be in your best interest. Put your efforts into your work or money making ventures rather than your emotional life. Your health may suffer if you don't control your present situation. Get involved in a competitive sport that will bring the challenges you thrive on. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Friday.

(Jan. 21- Feb. 19) Make sure that new mates live up to your high standards. Travel will result in new romantic attractions. Those who have been too demanding should be put in their place or out to pasture. Call someone you haven't seen in a long time. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday.

Be careful not to take on other people's problems. You may find yourself in a financial bind. Get into some activities that will help you in making new friends. Deception and doubts may surround your involvement with friends and relatives. You may have taken on a little too much, but you will enjoy every minute of it. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Saturday. Compromise may be necessary. You can't help everyone. Your ability to deal with humanitarian groups will enhance your reputation. Be prepared to neutralize any threats. Your luckiest events this month will occur on a Monday.

(Feb. 20 - Mar. 20)

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Jokes of the Month Newspapers

The Bank Robber

I asked my daughter if she had seen my newspaper. She replied that newspapers are old school and everybody uses tablets nowadays instead, and she handed me her iPad. The fly didn’t stand a chance but the iPad has got to be repaired!

An armed hooded robber bursts into a bank and forces the tellers to load a sack full of cash. On his way out the door one brave customer grabs the hood and pulls it off revealing the robber's face. The robber shoots the man without hesitation. He then looks around the bank to see if anyone else has seen him. One of the tellers is looking straight at him and the robber walks over and calmly shoots him dead. Everyone by now is very scared and looking down at the floor. "Did anyone else see my face?" screams the robber. There are a few moments of silence then one elderly gent, looking down, tentatively raises his hand and says, "I think my wife standing next to me may have caught a glimpse of your face."

The Doorbell A priest is walking down the street one day when he notices a very small boy trying to press a doorbell on a house across the street. However, the boy is very small and the doorbell is too high for him to reach. After watching the boy's efforts for some time, the priest steps smartly across the street, walks up behind the little fellow and, placing his hand kindly on the child's shoulder leans over and gives the doorbell a sold ring. Crouching down to the child's level, the priest smiles benevolently and asks, "And now what, my little man?" To which the boy replies, "Now we run. The dog they have is enormous!" The Shoes A blonde was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes, but didn't want to pay the high prices. After unsuccessfully haggling with one of the shopkeepers, the blonde said, "Maybe I'll just go out and catch my own alligator, so I can get a pair of shoes at a reasonable price." Later in the day, the shopkeeper spotted the young woman standing waist deep in the water, shotgun in hand. She took aim at an alligator, killed it, and hauled it onto the swamp bank. Lying nearby were several more dead alligators. The shopkeeper watched in amazement as the blonde flipped the alligator on its back and shouted in frustration, "Damn, this one isn't wearing any shoes either."

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The Taxi Ride Three drunks lurch into a taxi and the driver could see they were all well past it. He started the engine, counted to five and then switched it off again. He told the drunks, “This is where you asked me to take you, and the fare is twenty dollars!” One of the drunks manages to find some money and as the second drunk was getting out he slurred “Thanks mate” and gave the driver a tip! The third drunk leant over and punched the taxi driver. He was amazed that this drunk knew what he had done but he asked, “What was that for?” The third drunk replied, “Don’t drive so fast next time, you could have killed us!”

Stormy Daniels Donald Trump’s trouble with Stormy Daniels all started after his personal lawyer paid the porn star $130,000. The payment was flagged as suspicious by banking authorities and reported to the Democrats. It was deemed suspicious, because someone actually and finally got paid as promised by Donald Trump.


...and next... The Blonde Passenger

There is a God An elderly lady was well-known for her Christian faith and for her boldness in talking about it. She would stand on her front porch and shout "PRAISE THE LORD!" Next door to her lived an atheist who would get so angry at her proclamations he would shout, "There ain't no Lord!!" Hard times set in for the elderly lady and she prayed for GOD to send her some assistance. She stood on her porch and shouted "PRAISE THE LORD. GOD, I NEED FOOD!! I AM HAVING A HARD TIME. PLEASE LORD, SEND ME SOME GROCERIES!!"The next morning the lady went out on her porch and noted a large bag of groceries and shouted, "PRAISE THE LORD." The neighbour jumped from behind a bush and said, "Aha! I told you there was no Lord. I bought those groceries, God didn't." The lady started jumping up and down and clapping her hands and said, "PRAISE THE LORD. He not only sent me groceries, but He made the devil pay for them. PRAISE THE LORD!"

There's this blonde. She gets on a plane and sits in the first available seat and the flight attendant is coming around checking tickets. She looks at the blonde woman's ticket and tells the blonde, "Ma'am you can't sit here, your ticket says coach and this is first class. Please move to the back of the plane". The blonde replies, "I'm a blonde, I'm smart and have a good job. I'm not moving until the plane arrives in Jamaica". So the flight attendant, now hot under the collar goes to another flight attendant and tells him what happened. He goes up to her and asks her to move to the back of the plane. She then responds, "I'm a blonde, I'm smart and have a good job. I'm not moving until the plane arrives in Jamaica". So the two flight attendants are steaming mad and they go to the co-pilot and tell him what is going on. He comes back to where the blonde is sitting and leans over and whispers something in her ear. The two flight attendants were astonished when the blonde abruptly got up from her seat and moved to the back of the plane. They looked at each other and then the co-pilot and asked him what he told her. The co-pilot, feeling good about himself told them, "Oh, I just told her that the front half of the plane wasn't going to Jamaica".

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Trump and the Pope The Pope and Donald Trump are on stage in front of a huge crowd. The Pope leaned towards Trump and said, “Do you know that with one little wave of my hand I can make every person in this crowd go wild with joy, far more than you can? This joy will not be a momentary display, like that of your followers, but go deep into their hearts and for the rest of their lives whenever they speak of this day, they will rejoice!" Trump replies, “I seriously doubt that. With only one little wave of your hand? Show me!” So the Pope slapped him.


Coffee Break

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Profile for The Almeria Focus

The Almeria Focus - June 2019  

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

The Almeria Focus - June 2019  

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

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